Sales Update 2017 Arqana, Goffs UK, Baden Baden, Tattersalls Ascot

07 Sep 2017

Bungle Inthjungle started as he means to go on at Arqana. Firstly, Chris Wright’s homebred out of Velvet Revolver sold for €80,000 to Fabrice Chappet. For us this was a lovely touch as Chris himself bred and raced Bungle Inthejungle and he has been a fantastic supporter of his stud career (notably he also bred and raced Dark Angel). Fabrice had a keen interest in the colt as he trains his half brother, Ken Colt, who won first time out at two in Deauville and then was subsequently Listed placed in the Prix de la Vallee d’Auge. The other Bungle offering realised €30,000. The colt ex Allusive Power sold from Cadran to Carlos and Yann Lerner. The strong bay was bred by Dr. Karl-Heinz Wertenberger. Great return on a €5,000 nomination fee!


Then the show moved onto Doncaster, here the top priced Bungle Inthejungle (ex Guana) was sold by Acorn Stud on behalf of his breeder Paddy Gleeson for £70,000 to Bobby O’Ryan and Rebel Racing’s Richard Spencer. Massive congratulations to Paddy who is a fantastic breeder – the half brother to this Bungle is Great Prospector who has been placed in the Gr.2 Superlative Stakes for Richard Fahey and holds entries for the Gr.2 Champagne Stakes and the Gr.1 Dewhurst Stakes. His new purchasers were quick off the mark and have already named the colt “Rumble In The Jungle” … watch this space! The first Bungle that we ourselves brought to the market here ex Fanditha was snapped up by the Doyles for Middleham Park Racing for £56,000 and happily goes into training with Richard Hannon – a real ball of speed we are really looking forward to his racecourse debut. Other notable purchasers of Bungles at Doncaster include James Given (Malory Towers), Richard Fahey (Secret Circle) and James Tate / Les Eyre (Testa Unica). The top priced Es Que Love was a three parts brother in blood to Kickboxer out of Ajig Dancer. It is a family rammed packed with precocious Cornwallis performers and the colt was much like his sire – athletic and powerful in his movement. Clive Cox trained Es Que Love to win the Gr.2 Lennox Stakes so it was great that he was purchased by Clive and John Reid for £62,000. Clive will also be training another Es Que Love, that ex Tallassee, the filly having been purchased by Dan Tunmore, bred by Tom and Cloda Hassett this filly is bred on the same Clodovil / Indian Ridge cross as Group 1 Falmouth Stakes winner Nahoodh. Tally Ho purchased the Es Que Love colt ex Kathy Sun in Tattersalls Ireland foal sales for €16,000 from his breeder David Ryan and subsequently his half sister, Simmie, won the Listed Yacowlef and was placed in the Carnarvon Stakes. He was purchased by Bobby O’Ryan for John Dance and Ben Haslam. Another Es Que Love to sell very well was that out of Lucky Leigh – a three parts sister in blood to Listed Criterium de Vitesse placed Something Lucky – she made £28,000 to Gill Richardson / Mick Channon. The highest priced Gregorian was that ex Winterbourne, the colt was bred by Lady Bland and sold as a foal to Michael Fitzpatrick – he realised £37,000 to Sackville Donald, this will be going into training with Hugo Palmer, Gregorian's trainer John Gosden was underbidder. Tim Easterby purchased a very nice colt ex Purple Silk consigned by his breeders, Rosyground Stud, for £12,000 while another northern trainer, Brian Ellison purchased a Gregorian filly ex Sitting Pritty from her breeders, Mickley Stud, for £15,000. James Given will be training the Gregorian ex Alushta after her gave £12,000 for her – she looks a real two-year-old type.


Clodovil has had a fantastic year on the track with 60% two-year-old winners to runners. In Doncaster, Hamish Macauley pinhook ex Hawk Dance realised £40,000 to the Doyle / Hannon team while in Baden Baden the Kildaragh homebred ex Top Act made €70,000 to Beliar Bloodstock. 


Trade was great at the inaugural Tattersalls Ascot sale - we think it's a great idea and well done to the team in Tattersalls Ireland for getting a wide diversity of buyers. We are looking forward to next year's sale already. We sold two cracking colts - a Bungle Inthejungle ex Sandy Smile to Ron Harris for 13,000gns and an Es Que Love ex Gold Blended to David Evans. Two different types - the Bungle looks set to be a very early type while the Es Que Love will be one to look forward to for the Evans team later in 2018. Again Chris Wright continued his sales success with a Rathasker stallion - his Clodovil colt ex Shemissa was the second highest price of the day at £36,000. Purchased by Gill Richardson, "he's a lovely type of horse and I like the stallion." Gill purchased Clodovil's first Gr.1 winner Falmouth Stakes winner Nahoodh. Shemissa is back in foal to Clodovil. The sole Gregorian to sell was a filly ex Jackie's Opera - offered by her breeders Shortgrove Manor Stud - she was purchased by Dean Ivory for 10,000gns. While the Bungle Inthejungle ex Splash Of Chocolate was bought by Crispin de Moubray for 8,000gns.