November 23, 2012
Highclere Stud’s resident stallion Paco Boy had an outstanding start in the sales ring this week when four foals sold at Goffs for an aggregate of €185,000 and an average of €46,250. These fantastic results provided breeders with an astonishing 435% average return on their investment.
The top lot (above) Tinnakill House’s colt by Paco Boy, very like his sire, was purchased by BBA Ireland for €75,000. The colt is out of the Gr.2 runner-up Ultra Finesse (Rahy), already the dam of two Listed-placed winners and grandam of the Gr.1 Fillies’ Mile runner-up and 2013 Classic prospect Roz.
November 9, 2012
The outstanding broodmare Desert Classic (Lot 1755) will headline Highclere Stud’s mare draft at this year’s Tattersalls December breeding stock sale. Desert Classic by Green Desert is from the famous family of Saddler’s Wells and Nureyev and is the dam of Gr. 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf winner Wrote (by High Chaparral). She is again in foal to High Chaparral on a February 15th service making her an exceptionally exciting broodmare prospect.
Also included in the draft are two mares in foal to the leading first season sire New Approach. The first called Artisti (Lot 1756) is by Cape Cross and is half-sister to two champions Kirklees and Mastery. The second is a stakes performing Invincible Spirit mare, Aneedah (Lot 1757). She is from the classic Aga Khan family of the champion filly Darjina and is the daughter of stakes winning Danehill mare Fairy of the Night.
Another addition to the draft is Estephe (Lot 1754), she is an exceptionally good looking Saddler’s Wells mare out of the Irish 1000 Guineas and Moyglare Stud Stakes winner Tarascon. She is in foal to Makfi and has produced a cracking first foal by Danehill Dancer.
Other mares in the draft include Decorative (Lot 2038), 96 rated Danehill Dancer mare in foal to Canford Cliffs. Galicuix (Lot 2039), a Galileo mare from the family of Montjeu in foal to Paco Boy. Seeking Dubai (Lot 2040), stakes performing Dubawi mare in foal to Showcasing. Goldrenched (Lot 1437), by Montjeu and daughter of Montrose Stakes winner Sundrenched in foal to Paco Boy. Queen of Norway (Lot 1438), stakes winning mare in foal to Poet’s Voice. Tincture (Lot 1440), stakes placed mare from family of Bonfire and Joviality in foal to Paco Boy. Wafeira (Lot 1441), winning Dansili mare in foal to Paco Boy. Miss Marvellous (Lot 1442), winning Diesis mare in foal to Poet’s Voice.