Plenty of availability from box office stallions
Wednesday 7th November, 2018 - by Alex Mair
The heady prices witnessed during sales season have been quite remarkable, and ensured that the vast majority of choicely-bred yearlings are only available to a select few shoppers. The million pound Galileo yearlings may have gone, but here we highlight a few Book 1 level stallions that are represented in various guises on Race Horse Trader.
French stallion sensation Le Havre was a box office hit at Tattersalls Book 1, his filly out of Blissful Beat selling for an eye-watering 850,000gns and his colt out of Stella Bellissima realising 150,000gns. The sire of Classic winners Avenir Certain and La Cressonniere, he commands a fee of 60,000 euro and yet on Race Horse Trader you can buy his two-year-old colt out of the Italian Listed winner Laguna Salada for just £25,000 ONO.
Mares by Dark Angel are becoming more and more coveted. The super-sire now commands a covering fee of £85,000, a yearling filly of his recently sold for 600,000gns at Tatts Book 1, and his daughters Melesina, Darkanna and Perfect Angel have all sold for 290,000gns or more in the last year with a view to future breeding careers. Why not take a look at his winning three-year-old daughter Northern Angel here on Race Horse Trader? A speedy juvenile that won over six-furlongs last year, she is from a black-type family yet can be snapped up for just £5,000 plus VAT. In the past year broodmare prospect daughters of Dark Angel Rial and Racing Angel have both successfully sold on Race Horse Trader.
The prolific Kodiac is a sire for all seasons. He has made his name producing fast and early sorts - last year he broke the world record for number of individual two-year-old winners - yet earlier this month his son Best Solution won his third Grp-1 on of the year at a mile and a half by taking the Caulfield Cup in Australia. Several Kodiac's have sold on Race Horse Trader previously including Kodiac Pearl just recently; still up for grabs are his four-year-old breeding prospect daughter Tivra and his winning three-year-old son Capla Demon.
Acclamation saw his progeny sell for as much as 350,000gns at Tattersalls Book 1 and yet the consistent sire has lots of representatives on Race Horse Trader. His profile as a broodmare sire was elevated by the success of Eqtidaar in the Grp-1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot - and we have for sale his gorgeous six-year-old daughter Inauguration, amongst several others.
Galileo / Sea The Stars
For those simply looking for a trendy name in the sire column, why not check out Shelford (pictured) - a former 147-rated hurdler by the legendary Galileo? Or how about Sea's Aria - a daughter of the incomparable Sea The Stars who has won on the flat, over hurdles and placed over fences?! At Race Horse Trader we cater for every budget and need, and almost no stallion is out of reach!
Princess shows David and Paul the Way
Monday 15th October, 2018 - by Alex Mair
When first-time owner David Renfree was looking for a horse earlier this year, he stumbled upon Race Horse Trader. Before long he had found a four-year-old daughter of Zebedee called Princess Way, who was being advertised by Devon-based trainer Karen George to stay in the yard. Despite being a relatively lightly-raced dual winner, who was down to a very favourable handicap mark, she was offered for sale at an extremely attractive price. Soon the deal was done and the subsequent results have been quite remarkable.
In early August the licence at Higher Eastington Stables was handed from Karen to her son Paul, who sent out an almost unthinkable 305-1 Lingfield double just days after saddling his first runners. The first leg, and therefore by extension Paul's first career winner, was brought up by none other than our very own Princess Way, who stayed on strongly to register her third career success. In two starts since she has added further victories at Ffos Las and Bath (pictured), showing an incredibly brave attitude to hold on in driving finishes. All three wins have been gained under talented apprentice Rhian Ingram.
For David Renfree it has been a thrilling journey and he is gushing in his praise of the filly: "She was the bargain of the year! She is such a genuine filly that tries her hardest in every race. She has been so consistent for us. Her only time out of the first four was when she was tripped coming out the stalls and fell on her nose! This is our first horse and to think we found Race Horse Trader by simply typing 'racehorses for sale' into Google!"
Such has been the last gasp nature of her wins that Princess Way has only been raised a total of 10lbs by the handicapper since her victory spree began, so the fairytale run of success for David might not be over just yet. For a young trainer like Paul the filly has provided a fantastic showcase for his skills whilst his career remains in the embryonic stage. A former international show jumper, Paul and his mother Karen have been regular users of racehorse trader in recent years, and their success demonstrates how fertile the site can be for trainers wishing to advertise horses to remain in the yard, rather than just moving on stock that is surplus to requirements.
Paul comments: "Princess Way has been superb, and I'm lucky to have such a lovely group of owners, and staff supporting me. I have found a lot of my owners through Race Horse Trader and will be continuing to use the website in the future".
The videos below highlight the care and attention to detail that Paul puts into his training methods, the bond he has with his horses and the fun that can be had along the way.
Should you wish to share in some of this success then why not take a look at the remaining horses that Paul George Racing has for sale on Racehorse Trader? You could think about taking a share in the well-handicapped Polly's Gold, or one of the few foals sired by former Gr.1 Haydock Sprint Cup winner G Force, or maybe this cracking grey son of Australian sire Sepoy.