HORSES formerly owned by or connected with John Dance dominated the Tattersalls Guineas Horses in Training Sale on Wednesday and Thursday, boosting trade for this part of the two-day auction to a record 3,015,500gns.

Dance is prevented from having runners by the BHA while he and his financial services company are being investigated. As a result, 55 horses owned by him or associated with him were offered for sale at Tattersalls this week. Two of his fillies made 130,000gns, one an unraced two-year-old daughter of Kingman, and the other a once-raced three-year-old by No Nay Never.

The Kingman was bred by Dance and is a three-parts sister to the listed winner Bahrain Pride. She was bought by bloodstock agents Alex Elliott and Billy Jackson-Stops. Elliott said: “She has been bought for Valmont and Michael Blencowe. I did not know what to expect when I went to look at her, but her quality stood out. She was hard to value but we are happy to get her for what we paid.”

The No Nay Never filly, Supreme Beauty, had been bought by Dance for 375,000gns as a yearling. She finished third on her sole start at two.

She was snapped up by owner Jeremy Young who was sitting with trainer Mick Appleby. Supreme Beauty is a daughter of the winning Galileo mare Park Bloom, an own-sister to Oaks winner Was and the Epsom Derby third Amhran Na Bhfiann. This is the family of Park Express and New Approach.

Thunder Blue, with a BHA rating of 94, was bought by trainer Jamie Osborne for 110,000gns. Winner as a juvenile last June at Goodwood for Amo Racing, Thunder Blue finished fourth in the Group 2 July Stakes, ran in the Group 1 Prix Morny behind Vandeek, and has been racing in Meydan this spring. The trainer has a definite plan for the gelded son of Blue Point.

“He has been bought for Barratt Racing, Ian and Claire Barratt and family. They have a box at Royal Ascot and a lot of people coming. This horse will go straight to the Palace Of Holyroodhouse. Who knows what beyond that, we are working back from the Friday of Royal Ascot.” Barratt Racing’s flag-bearer has been Emaraaty Ana.

Blanchland, the last lot in the horses in training session and a wildcard entry, sold for 110,000gns, bought by Martin Buick of de Burgh Equine. Offered by Jane Chapple-Hyam Racing, the son of Farhh won over a mile and 12 furlongs and finished second in the Group 3 Zetland Stakes as a juvenile in 2022. The four-year-old’s career is set to continue in Australia.