August 29, 2013
Paco Boy’s very successful first yearling sale in the UK was highlighted when Angus Gold paid £130,000 for a colt by the sire for Shadwell at the Doncaster Premier Sale yesterday. This colt is out of Distant Relative mare Crinkle and is from the family of champions Desert Style and Gossamer as well as leading sire Barathea.
We are pleased to announce that the Highclere Thoroughbred Racing team also struck buying a cracking Paco Boy colt out of the mare Key Light for £52,000, with Richard Hannon as underbidder. Jake Warren said ‘We are so excited to have bought such a stand out model by our resident stallion, he looks just like his father and we now hope he can emulate his sires success on the racecourse’.
Shadwell also signed for another son of Paco Boy on the first day of the sale when they paid £80,000 for a half brother to listed placed two year old Ventura Mist, this colt is due to go into training with Roger Varian. Other trainers keen to purchase Paco Boy yearlings included Kevin Ryan, Olly Stevens, Tim Easterby, Harry Dunlop and Keith Dalgleish amongst others.
Paco Boy finished the sale with a total average of £32,688 for the 16 lots sold. However, it was on day two of the sale where the sire really stood out with an average of £44,000 eclipsing the majority of other first season sires, all 5 lots available on the day sold. There was a general feel of excitement about the sire’s first crop of yearlings.