October 6, 2016
Book 1 was a huge success! Selling 26 lots with a total of 5,856,000 gns Highclere Stud was a very impressive second out of all the consigners. Highclere Stud has been first or second highest consigner for the past 10 years! The whole teams hard work over the last few months of prep and then at the sales have paid off. A huge well done and thank you to everyone involved.
Dubawi ex So Silk sold to Roger Varian for 850k
Dubawi ex Milennium Star sold to Howson & Houldsworth Bloodstock for 500k:
Other top lots included:
Shamardal ex Victoire Celebre sold to Shawn Dugan for Al Shira’aa Farms for 500k
Shamradal ex Love Everlasting sold to John Ferguson for 500k
Invincible Spirit ex Making Eyes sold to Al Shaqab Racing for 360k
August 24, 2016
Highclere Stud sold the top lot at Doncaster Bloodstock Sales this week selling a Dark Angel x Swiss Dream colt for 280,000gns. The yearling was owned by Lordship Stud and sold to Peter and Ross Doyle Bloodstock. Very happy customers all round! Well done all the team at Highclere for their hard work and professionalism getting the yearlings looking their absolute best for the sales.
August 18, 2016
Two purchases by J & J Warren thundered along the 1m 2f track at York yesterday to take 1st and 2nd in the Juddmonte International Stakes Gr1 race! The Roger Varian trained 5yo Postponed led the field proving himself the best turf horse in the business. Following close behind was Highland Reel fresh from his win at Ascot. Well done John and Jake with their purchasing!
July 20, 2016
Hot favorite Highland Reel, bought by J Warren, won The King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot. Ridden to victory by Ryan More and trained by Aiden O’Brian this 4yo keeps getting better. ‘He is a wonderful horse who is hard to beat’
June 15, 2016
Galileo Gold beat hot favourite, The Gurkha, to win the prestigious Gr.1 St James’s Palace Stakes at Ascot on Tuesday. Frankie Dettori rode him with absolute skill at every stage of the race allowing him to storm the finish line well ahead of the two other Guineas winners. Galileo Gold gave trainer Hugo Palmer his first Royal Ascot win. Sheikh Joaan al-Thani was there to collect the trophy from HRH Prince Harry with huge teams of jubilant supporters all around.
June 6, 2016
Postponed stormed to victory yet again winning the Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Cup with ease at Epsom on Derby Day for Roger Varian ridden by the very capable Andrea Atzeni.
This Dubawi 5 y-o’s career is going from strength to strength and with a rating of 125rpr he will be a tough horse to beat.
May 23, 2016
Highclere resident sire Paco Boy notched up another superb weekend on the track with the Highclere bred, sold and raced Garcia winning the very valuable £60,000 Silver Bowl Stakes at Haydock and Maneen decisively winning a decent Handicap over 1m2f at The Curragh, now heads to the Gr.3 International Stakes in June.
Paco Boy’s leading colt Galileo Gold also put in an incredibly brave performance to finish second in the Gr.1 Irish 2000 Guineas on Saturday on unfavourably heavy ground. Trainer Hugo Palmer reported Galileo Gold to be in good form this morning and is relishing the idea of a rematch with Awtaad in the Gr.1 St James Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot next month.
May 17, 2016
Imperial Aviator proved a different class on Saturday pulling clear of the field to win the Al Zubarah Gold Cup by an impressive four and a half lengths for trainer Roger Charlton. He joined past winners such as Al Kazeem (2011), Cannock Chase (2014) and Time Test (2015) more than proving this brilliant Paco Boy’s colts worth for co-owners Qatar Racing and Mrs Markham.
Two more impressive wins for Paco Boy’s progeny over the weekend with 4 y-o Azraff winning the 1m Planteur Handicap at Newbury for trainer Marco Botti and owners Saleh Al Homaizi & Imad Al Sagar and Mr Orange winning easily in the BDS Yorkshire Handicap at Thirsk.
May 3, 2016
Having just come back to earth on Sunday after Galileo Gold’s success in the 2,000 Guineas, team Highclere were thrilled to see another Paco Boy called Chicadoro put in a terrific performance to finish 2nd in the Pretty Polly Stakes, which is known as one of the first Oaks Trials. Chicadoro looks like a big improver as this was only her 3rd start so she will undoubtedly be contending in Group company this season.
This weekend saw Paco Boy become a classic producing sire in only his 2nd crop as Al Shaqab owned Galileo Gold stormed to victory in the 2,000 Guineas. Bred by Highclere Stud’s previous stud manager Brian O’Rourke, Galileo Gold is the first foal out of Galileo mare Galicuix, a twice-raced half-sister to last year’s King’s Stand Stakes and Prix de l’Abbaye hero Goldream. After foaling the colt, Galicuix was again covered by Paco Boy and the resulting progeny topped last year’s DBS Premier Yearling Sale when bought by Tony Nerses for £280,000. Subsequently named Choumicha she is a stablemate of Galileo Gold at Palmer’s Kremlin Cottage Stables in Newmarket.