September 12, 2012
As we begin to reach the climax of yearling prep here at Highclere Stud there have been some exciting updates for the drafts, most notably in Sky Lantern’s win of the Group 1 Moyglare stakes in Ireland last weekend. Sky Lantern is closesly related to a cracking New Approach ex Scarlett Empire (c) who is due to sell at Tattersalls Part 1 in a few weeks. It was also a good day recently for owners of Aunty Mary as her daughter called Mary’s Daughter won a valuable 2yo race at York last month, we are selling the yearling colt by Aqlaam at Part 1.
Yesterday the excitement continued as Penny Rose (Danehill Dancer ex Love Everlasting) won a good Maiden at Leicester which is fantastic news for breeders Mr and Mrs Middlebrook as they sell the Invincible Spirit ex Love Everlasting (c) yearling also at Tattersalls Part 1. Penny Rose beat the Highclere Thoroughbred Racing debutante Greatwood (Manduro ex Gaze) who was closing on her in the final stages, Gaze has an Oasis Dream (c) yearling selling in Part 1.
Yesterday at Leicester also saw Kikonga (Danehill Dancer ex Kibara) win her maiden, Kibara has a Selkirk colt selling in the Part 2 sale at Tattersalls.