"She'll go back into training, probably with Freddy Head - he knows her well as well as the family," said Pierre-Yves Bureau. "Hopefully, she'll win some black-type."We actually had Bellarida and sold her to James Wigan in 1997. It's a family that has since done very well. We don't have anything left from it and have been trying to buy back into it for a while."
A painting by renowned equestrian artist Jacqueline Stanhope called ‘Brothers In Arms’ sells for 10,000gns to an undisclosed bidder in front of a packed ring.
The painting, depicting Frankel alongside his brothers Noble Mission and Bullet Train, was sold in aid of the ‘Friends of the Newmarket Day Centre’. The charity, whose President is Julie Cecil, has been established in Newmarket for 34 years and specialises in care for the elderly in Newmarket and the surrounding area.
Todd Watt was handed the responsibility of selling the painting - 'I might get a call from Christies or Sotheby's after this,' he remarked - and was unable to suppress a look of slight shock when Jimmy George, marketing director of Tattersalls, opened the bidding at 2,000gns. George cried enough at 4,000gns after which various other bidders scattered around the ring took up the baton. There was a little confusion at 12,000gns when someone thought they were buying New Orchid, who was patiently walking in the ring at the time. However, the bidding was reopened, allowing 10,000gns to be raised for this great cause.
"I'm happy to have her, I needed a mare - I have around ten at home at the moment, and it's a new family to me," said O'Kelly."The Nathaniel cover is new to me, and something that isn't available so easily [on the market]. The foal will be sold as a yearling - I don't know whether it's a colt or filly, I'll take whatever I get as long as they're healthy."She seemed a very pleasant, kind mare and walked well."
"She's for a new client who is looking for a foundation mare," said Vigors. "She will board with us. I think the plan is to sell the progeny as yearlings. She has a good, commercial cover and the physical to match the page."
"She's our sort of mare," said Diane Nagle of Barronstown Stud. "She's already bred a very good horse and you have a chance of getting your money back with the yearling."
"She's very good-looking and a nice mover - and I'm quite partial to the sire!" said O'Connor. "We'll get her back to Ballylinch and have a think about next year.""She's done a lot of what I like them to do, a stakes-winning filly with a pedigree I know well - and the Radley Stakes is a good two-year-old race."
"She's been bought for Newsells Park Stud and we're thrilled to have secured a mare in foal to Kingman, a horse who we all have high regard for," said John Warren. "She's a beautiful mare and what is particularly interesting about her is that as a daughter of Shamardal, there are greater options open when it comes to mating her."You also have Dutch Connection on the page, who has every chance to be a Group 1 winner next year. So she ticked a number of boxes and we're excited to have her."
"I thought the Raven's Pass was the nicest filly in Book 1 - I wasn't going to miss again!" said Brummitt.