Wednesday 18 October 2023
Both sires shared top billing, with colts selling for €420,000 apiece.
Lot 101, from Fairway Consignment, was a half-brother to two Stakes winners, and hailed from the family of Group 1 winning brothers Hukum and Baaeed. He sold to Peter and Ross Doyle Bloodstock, and will target the top races in Scandinavia for his new owners.
Ross Doyle explained: “We were given the mandate to find a horse to win Classics in Scandinavia, in particular the Norwegian Derby, and so that’s the plan. He was on a very short list and was the one we wanted to get. He’s for Magne and Bente [Jordanger] of Stall Perlen and will go to trainer Wido Neuroth. He was a magnificent colt and every time we saw him he was very relaxed.”
ZARAK had six yearlings sell on day one for an average of over €150,000 – more than 12 times their conception fee in 2021.
Meanwhile the connections of Paddington picked up lot 132 from Haras d’Etreham for €420,000, a colt out of Group performer Decorating bred on the same SIYOUNI x Galileo cross as Sottsass and St Mark’s Basilica.
Laurent Benoit of Broadhurst Agency, who signed for the colt with M V Magnier, said: “It’s the same price, same stallion and also the same underbidder as Paddington, and I think he will have the same trainer too. Let’s hope he’s as good as him!”
Earlier in the session, lot 47, a SIYOUNI colt out of Stakes winning mare Shamtee consigned by Haras du Mont dit Mont, went the way of Anthony Stroud on behalf of Godolphin for €350,000. The family is that of top Godolphin performers Territories, Street Cry and Shamardal. The agent said: “He’s a very nice colt by SIYOUNI, out of a mare by Shamardal, and the cross has already been successful. He will be trained by André Fabre.”