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Fastnet Rock Mare Sells For 1.7 million Guineas

Fastnet Rock’s Moyglare Stud Stakes winner Intricately sold for 1.7 million guineas on the opening day of the Tattersalls December Mare Sale on Monday.

Fastnet Rock Mare Sells For 1.7 million Guineas

Fastnet Rock’s Moyglare Stud Stakes winner Intricately sold for 1.7 million guineas on the opening day of the Tattersalls December Mare Sale on Monday.

Trained by Joseph O'Brien for owners John Murrell and Chantal Regalado-Gonzalez, Intricately was bought by John and Jake Warren on behalf of a client who is developing significant bloodstock and racing interests.

Ballylinch Stud, Katsumi Yoshida's Northern Farm, Justin Casse and Badgers Bloodstock all lodged bids for the G1 winner.


"She was the star of the show," said Jake Warren. "She is an absolutely beautiful Group 1-winning two-year-old from a fantastic female family and we felt she was faultless in every way.

"She will be a wonderful foundation broodmare for a client who is getting started and looking to build a band of high class horses.

"She will be coming to Highclere Stud and will be knocking on a number of doors regarding nominations."

Tatts December Mares 2017 - Inrticately sells for 1.7 million guineas

Intricately is by Australia’s former champion sire out of a half-sister to the seven-time G1 winner Rock Of Gibraltar. She was bred by Whisperview Trading and initially owned in training by Annemarie O'Brien.

The second highest price on the opening day was 775,000 guineas given by Barronstown Stud’s David Nagle for the five-year-old mare Prize Exhibit.

The daughter of Showcasing was multiple G2 winner and was placed in the G1 Del Mar Oaks. She is out of the Inchinor mare Roodye.

The G1 placed 3YO filly Urban Fox was secured by South African interests for 425,000 guineas and is set to remain in training.

She has been bought by the newly established Barnane Stud, an Irish satellite farm for the South African-based Highlands Farm bought by Wayne Kieswetter in January.

Japanese interests purchased two lots for 400,000 guineas each.

The first was the G3 winner Tourny, a daughter of Country Reel knocked down to John McCormack on behalf of the Rokuroda family’s Taihei Farm.

She is in foal to Frankel whose Japanese runners include the Japanese Oaks winner Soul Stirring.

The second lot to realise 400,000 guineas was the Canford Cliffs 4YO Harlequeen, placed in both the Epsom and Irish Oaks, secured by Katsumi Yoshida’s Northern Farm.



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