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DBS January Sales catalogue out now

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The first sale of 2016, the DBS January Sales, has been well supported by breeders and owners this year with the catalogue set to offer the strongest line-up of NH foals and mares in years as well as a diverse range of Horses-in-Training.

A total of 272 lots have been catalogued for the sale on Wednesday 27 January which will commence with 103 Horses-in-Training. The session includes horses from Alan King, Brian Ellison, Bryan Smart, Dan Skelton, David Pipe, Godolphin, James Given, Kevin Ryan, Kim Bailey, Michael Dods, Neil King, Oliver Sherwood, Philip Hobbs, Richard Fahey, Shadwell, Tony Coyle etc. and some of the highlights include:

  • Lot 7, the 4YO Swincombe Toby who has been placed in both of his UK Hurdle starts. Hurdle rated 122.
  • 25, Iconic Star who has been placed in both of her Hurdle starts. Hurdle rated 100.
  • 28, Hatton Bank who has been placed in two of her three Bumper starts and is a Flemensfirth half-sister to the Grade 2 winner ROYAL SHAKESPEARE.
  • 44, Altaayil, a son of Sea The Stars who won his most recent start and is a half-brother to the Group 1 winner ALLEGRETTO. Flat rated 93.
  • 52, Mountainside who has won two of his three Hurdle starts. Hurdle rated 129.
  • 58, Yamllik who has been placed in three of his five career starts. Flat rated 82.
  • 65, Lady Yeats, a daughter of Yeats and the Stakes winning mare OBLIQUE who has won two of her last three Hurdle starts. Hurdle rated 120.
  • 97, Allez Encore, a winning and Stakes placed mare who is eligible for the 2016 Elite NH Mares Scheme.

The NH foal session has been very well supported by breeders this year following the session’s significant growth over the last two years which has seen the average increase 65%. Consigners with horses in the catalogue include Goldford Stud, Mill House Stud, Overbury Stud, Trickledown Stud, Yorton Farm etc. and among the many highlights in the 2016 catalogue are:

  • 134, a Maresca Sorrento half-brother to the Stakes winner BLUE BUTTONS.
  • 136, a Yeats half-brother to the Grade 2 placed MEADOWCROFT BOY.
  • 139, a colt by Great Pretender out of the Grade 3 placed mare Bold Fire. This colt was crowned champion of the TBA ‘Stars of Tomorrow’ NH Foal Show.
  • 143, a filly by Shirocco out of the Stakes winning mare CATCHERINSCRATCHER and 210, a Shirocco half-sister to the Grade 3 winner SKINT.
  • 155, a Presenting colt from the family of Grade 1 winner MENORAH and 186, a Shirocco filly from the family of recent Grade 2 winner THREE MUSKETEERS – both bred by Three Musketeers’ breeder Bruce Mactaggart.
  • 160, a Kapgarde filly out of the Grade 2 placed Doubly Guest and 201, a Kapgarde half-sister to the Grade 1 winner BRINDISI BREEZE out of the Stakes placed Miss Poutine.
  • 161, a Flemensfirth colt out of the Westerner mare Drop of Spirit, a daughter of the Grade 1 winner SPIRIT LEADER and a half-sister to the Grade 1 winner PRINCE OF SCARS.
  • 164, a Malinas colt out of the Stakes winning mare ELEVEN FIFTY NINE.
  • 173, a Multiplex half-brother to the Grade 2 winner and Grade 1 placed JUNIOR.
  • 181, a Kayf Tara half-brother to the Stakes placed Bonne Fee.
  • 183, a colt by Norse Dancer out of a half-sister to the three time Grade 1 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner BEST MATE and Graded winners CORNISH REBEL and INEXORABLE.
  • 189, a filly by Kayf Tara out of the Stakes placed mare Lady Willa from the family of Grade 1 winner VAGADOR and Grade 2 winner DON’T BE BITIN.
  • 191, a colt by Court Cave out of the Grade 2 placed Leblon.
  • 194, a colt by Walk In The Park from the family of the Grade 2 winner and Grade 1 placed GARDE CHAMPETRE. This colt is the only AQPS colt to be registered by the sire.
  • 202, a Kayf Tara colt out of an own-sister to the Grade 1 winners SUNDAY FLIGHT and GOLDEN FLIGHT.
  • 209, a Mount Nelson half-brother to the Stakes placed Mystery Drama and Mystery Code.
  • 213, a colt by Yeats out of a half-sister to the multiple Grade 3 winner GO ROGER GO.
  • 235, a colt by Mount Nelson out of the Grade 1 winning mare UNITED.

The sale will also offer 26 NH mares immediately following the completion of the foal session and it too has been well supported by owners, featuring a number of well performed mares from black-type families. The line-up includes:

  • 247, Vole Au Vent who is Grade 3 placed over Fences and won in France in November 2015. She is from a black-type French family which features the Grade 2 winner AMBROISE and Grade 3 winner SAUTE AU BOIS.
  • 248, Land of Vic, a five time winning daughter of Old Vic who was twice Grade 2 placed over Hurdles in 2015 and is Hurdle rated 140. She is from the family of the Grade 1 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner SEE MORE BUSINESS and the Grade 1 placed Splash of Ginge and is eligible for the 2016 Elite NH Mares Scheme.
  • 249, Native Princess, a Hurdle and Bumper winner in 2015 and a half-sister to the Grade 3 winner and Grade 1 placed OUR BEN.
  • 255, Katmai, a Bumper winner and a half-sister to the three time Grade 1 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner BEST MATE and Graded winners CORNISH REBEL and INEXORABLE. She has been covered by Kayf Tara.
  • 257 - Gaye Memories, 258 - Rydalis (eligible for the 2016 Elite NH Breeders Scheme), 261 - Luci Di Mezzanotte (eligible for the 2016 Elite NH Breeders Scheme) and 262 – Topflight Wildbird; all have been covered by Kayf Tara.
  • 266, MRS MAC VEALE, a Grade 3 Hurdle winner in 2015 who is also Grade 2 placed and is a half-sister to the Grade 2 winner SHANTOU FLYER and Grade 3 winner CARRIGMOORNA ROCK.

DBS managing Director Henry Beeby commented: “With our rich heritage of supporting the National Hunt fraternity with vibrant sales and grassroots sponsorship it is gratifying that DBS has been well supported by so many leading British NH breeders for the first sale of 2016. Our Weanlings entry is as good as we can remember whilst we are also pleased to catalogue a diverse selection of Horses-In-and-Out of Training that should have a wide appeal. We hope that DBS January is the start of another year of growth for DBS following our 11% rise in ring turnover which was the largest of any European Auction House last year”

Supplementary nominations can be made up until the time of the sale and can be made by contacting DBS at winners@goffsdbs.com or by calling +44 (0) 1450 372222.
 
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