IN recent months sales venues around the globe have played host to the rapid downsizing of the late Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum’s Shadwell empire and the scaling back of that operation yielded a number of gems at this week’s Goffs February Sale.
Foremost among them was a €135,000 two-year-old son of Teofilo and he was knocked down to Clare Manning who was seated with her grandfather Jim Bolger.
This colt is a grandson of the champion American older mare Fleet Indian, while another relation of this colt is the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile hero Game Winner.
Other popular Shadwell two-year-olds included a Teofilo filly out of a listed and Group 3-placed daughter of Tamayuz who cost former trainer Patrick Prendergast €80,000. Prendergast reported that he was acting for a client who will put their purchase into training with his uncle, Kevin.
Meanwhile, Sam Haggas, bidding online, forked out €68,000 for a daughter of Dark Angel out of a winning Oasis Dream half-sister to the high class Dubai-based sprinter Ertijaal.
Night Of Thunder colt
The pick of the yearling section, which spanned a day and a half, was a colt by Night Of Thunder whom Baroda Stud offered on behalf of Shadwell.
This €125,000 colt was bought by former Cheltenham Festival-winning rider Frannie Woods who reported that the relation to the French Group 3 winners Alrahma and Elfaadah will return for resale in the autumn.
Also set to return for sale later this year was a €70,000 son of Cotai Glory who was purchased by Tally-Ho Stud. This colt is a half-brother to the 2020 Matron Stakes heroine Champers Elysees.
Other Tally-Ho purchases this week included a €54,000 Kodiac half-brother to the high-class and teak-tough dual listed winner Gabrial.