Mark Richards of the Hong Jockey Club was thrilled to secure the colt. He said: “Acclamation is a proven horse in Hong Kong. He's had ten winners from 16 horses to race over there which is a pretty good strike-rate. As with most of our purchases this colt is a real athlete. He moved beautifully and is very well put together.
“It always gives you a bit of confidence when the right people are on a horse. I'd have liked to have got him for a little bit less, but there you go.”
“There's so much to like about her,” said Ivory. “She had a lovely page, a nice walk and a good bit of bone. If you imagine what she's going to be like in six months' time, hopefully she could be anything.
“Sometimes with these sires the progeny can get a bit over-inflated because everyone wants one. But this filly is put together very well, I liked her attitude too and she has the most gorgeous head.
“She's been bought for Mr and Mrs Yarrow who own the likes of Sirius Prospect, Lancelot Du Lac and Fighting Temeraire, to name but a few! Let's hope their luck continues,” concluded Ivory.
"He was a foal with quality, size and scope," said Gerry Burke. "He grew into himself well and did very well. He's out of a wonderful mare and the sire is going well which helped him. Let's hope he's a racehorse."
"That was more than we expected, amazing" said Drion, who was still shaking after the event. "We thought maybe £50,000 in the spring but she absolutely blossomed."She was bred by Francois Mathet junior. We also had a very good Deauville where we sold a Zoffany for €140,000 for him."On the decision to sell here, she said: "I needed a new challenge. Arqana comes early and isn't suitable for every horse. Coming here also allows me to meet different British trainers and owners - I've met so many new people, it's been amazing and I've loved it."
"He's been bought for Shadwell," said Ross Doyle. "We're very lucky in that we're able to buy a couple for them every year."We thought he was the pick of the sale. Richard [Hannon] was mad about him. Obviously we bought Estidkhaar, another by Dark Angel, at this sale for Shadwell. We've done well with Dark Angel - Gutaifan and Nations Alexander are others we've bought by him - and he's an excellent stallion."This colt is out of a decent mare who was highly rated and by Oasis Dream. Highclere did a lovely job on him as did the breeders Lordship Stud. Hopefully he's very lucky."
"He's a real two-year-old type and we thought he would stand out," said Tom Harris. "It's a very fast family and he's by a sire of the moment in Dark Angel. He's an excellent stallion - one on a real upward curve."It was actually touch and go whether he would get here. Carolyn Warren and her team have done a fantastic job at Highclere. And the team at home at Lordship have been wonderful. They have raised the whole family."
"He was just an unbelievable guy. He never had a wrong word to say about anyone. He was willing to help people from the first day as an apprentice to the day he finished up. He was always very positive. Just a great guy and part of the furniture at Richard Fahey's. I spent four hours with him on Saturday and I'm very pleased that I did."