Tuesday 25 November 2008
SINNDAR’s daughters incited a keen interest among buyers at Goffs, with his dual Group winning FOUR SINS proving to be the star of the show at €620,000 and RAYINA topping the second day at €100,000. FOUR SINS, who also finished fourth in the Epsom Oaks, is carrying her first foal to Dansili and she is now destined for Japan after being purchased by John McCormack Bloodstock.
The Aga Khan Studs were responsible for four of the top eight lots during the first session and these included Shernazar mare Kassana, a Gr 3 winner herself and already dam of a Classic winner in Irish St Leger heroine Kastoria. She was sold for €130,000 to David Nagle and the same price was paid by James Delahooke for Almatinka, a daughter of Indian Ridge and EP Taylor Stakes second Alasha. Agent Marc-Antoine Berghgracht, acting on behalf of French stud Haras de Grandamp, was the successful bidder at €110,000 for dual winner in 2008 Dixie Girl.
SINNDAR’s winning three-year-old daughter RAYINA was the highlight of Sunday’s action and the half-sister to unbeaten Classic hope Rayeni is likely to be exported to Australia following her €100,000 purchase by David Flood of Spratstown Stud.
The Aga Khan Studs also enjoyed a successful outcome at ARQANA’s November sale of horses in training with recent Listed scorer Albahri attaining the day’s top price of €140,000. This three-quarter brother to Sakhee was knocked down to Oceanic Bloodstock and he will represent his new owner Edmund Gann in Sunday’s Hollywood Derby after being supplemented into the Gr 1 contest.
Updated on 25/11/2008