"He's a bonny little horse by a sire who's exciting everybody," said Gold. "I didn't think he'd make that much but we all loved him. He has a great attitude and we've had a bit of luck with Dark Angel this year."He's not the biggest horse, but fine for the stallion."
"He ticked all the boxes for us - we loved him," said advisor John Clarke. "We'll let him get over the sale before we decide whether to race or reoffer him next year."
"Hascombe and Valiant bought out the foal share," said Lascelles. "Mr Oppenheimer wanted to retain her and he's thrilled that she's coming back to the stud. She's lovely, strong filly out of a young mare from a wonderful family."
"I've been looking forward to him all day," said Doyle, acting on behalf of an established client who could 'possibly send him to Ireland'. "He's by a very good stallion and was a lovely colt."
"We're very pleased with that," said Anthony Rogers of Airlie Stud. "It was great to see two very good judges on him."We bought the mare in France as a four-year-old and she's been very good to us. She's in foal to Galileo and we also have her daughter Dane Street - she has a More Than Ready foal and is in foal to Scat Daddy."And there's another good update on the page as Daneleta has a Bernardini daughter, Hairpin, whose first foal Coif was an impressive winner of her debut for Andre Fabre recently. She's also by Shamardal so we know the cross works."
"I am glad that the figure in rand wasn't up on the board!" said Jooste, making his second trip to Newmarket. "It might not have fitted on, but if it had, I might have run away!"She is a lovely horse and a very good walker. We will discuss future plans for her with our racing manager Derek Brugman."
"With only three Dubawis in the catalogue she was always going to sell well, and we're all thrilled," said Brendan Hayes of Knocktoran Stud."Hit The Sky is in foal to Invincible Spirit - she topped the Arqana Yearling sale a couple of years ago with another Dubawi, who was a much bigger filly."She's also been a good dam of runners - she's the fifth mare we've had in the line."I really liked this filly, she did everything right, she showed very well and has a great mind."We have her Whipper half-sister Mayhem - who was third to Treve in the Prix Corrida - on the farm, she'll be covered next year, possibly by Lope De Vega."
"She's a lovely filly, a very good mover and by a sensational stallion," said Ferguson, "and what I really liked about her is that she looks like a real Dubawi."Breeders who produce horses that look like this deserve to be rewarded."
"He's been bought to pinhook," said Franny Woods of Rathbarry. "Hopefully, he'll come back to Book 1. He's a great athlete - he has a real swing to his walk. A beautiful horse."I also bought an Oasis Dream colt earlier, a grand horse. He'll come back too. It's been a good day."
"It was a fantastic sale," said James Wigan of West Blagdon Stud. "She's a lovely filly, one of the best we've sold here, and we knew the right people were on her. They'd [Darley] seen her at least twice on the farm beforehand and she'd improved throughout the year."
"We have a very good team at home and we're lucky to have some very good mares," said Wigan. "Selling foals means that we have fewer horses on the place - and less risk!"