Winner of the Group 1 Sun Chariot Stakes and Group 1 Prix Rothschild, Saffron Beach was bought from Ballylinch Stud at the Tattersalls December Foal Sale by Norris/Huntingdon. She has won five Group races in twelve career starts for trainer Jane Chapple-Hyam and owners Lucy Sangster, James Wigan and Ollie Sangster.
A winner of both her juvenile starts, including the Group 3 Oh So Sharp Stakes, Safrron Beach was only beaten a length when runner up to Mother Earth in the 1,000 Guineas. She ended her three-year-old campaign with a comprehensive three-length defeat to the same rival in the Group 1 Sun Chariot Stakes.
The filly was fourth in the Group 1 Dubai Turf on her seasonal debut as a four-year-old this year and performed brilliantly at Royal Ascot to win the Group 2 Duke of Cambridge Stakes whilst carrying a five lb penalty. A faultless performance in the Group 1 Prix Rothschild followed, beating the dual Group 1 winner Tenebrism by two-and-a-half-lengths. Most recently she came a very respectable second-place in the Group 1 Matron Stakes at the Curragh during Irish Champions Weekend.
From the first crop of Dubawi’s Classic winning son New Bay, Saffron Beach will be consigned by trainer Jane Chapple-Hyam who commented;
“Saffron Beach is a very special filly. Gorgeous and supremely talented, she is also unbelievably brave and consistent. Fillies like her do not come around very often.”
Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony also commented on the sale of Saffron Beach:
“The wide margins of both her Group 1 wins are testament to Saffron Beach’s exceptional ability, and she has been an outstanding race filly for Jane Chapple-Hyam and her owners. It is an honour and a pleasure to be asked to offer a filly of her calibre at the Tattersalls December Mares Sale and there is absolutely no doubt that she will be one of the highlights of the new Sceptre Sessions.”