"It's a great page obviously," said Gold. "A first foal but has a wonderful page, is from a fast family and has consistent class all the way throughout the page. He is by a good stallion and it was a lot of money."
"Obviously I'm thrilled," said Stewart. "I'm absolutely delighted that he's going to Shadwell. He was very well prepared by the team at Ballyhimikin - they did an excellent job."He's very like his mother. He's a strong colt and looks a two-year-old type."
"Obviously he's a half-brother to Zoffany," said Magnier. "Zoffany was a very good racehorse, he came closest to beating Frankel that day at Ascot. And now he's doing exceptionally well as a stallion. He's had five Group 1 horses this year and hopefully Washington D C will run at either Ascot [on Champions Day] or in the Breeders' Cup Sprint."We've been lucky buying off Croom House - they're very good breeders. And he's by a stallion who is doing very well."
"She'll stay here to be trained but I not sure who will get her yet," said Brown, acting on behalf of an undisclosed owner. "I've seen her every day here and she's just got better and better. On the first day, she was a little tense. She was nearly there yesterday but when I pulled her out this morning, out she came and off she went. She showed beautifully - she has a very good action for the sire. Just a really classy filly."She's by a world class stallion, a half-sister to a champion and the female line speaks for itself. And she's from a proper farm. It just all came together and we're delighted to get her."You can't get into these types of families very often. She'll probably never see a sale ring again. "
"A beautiful colt who looked an athlete," said Angus Gold. "He's was bred by a great farm and from one of their great families - the two-year-old won very well yesterday. It's one of those families that just keeps coming. It's a stallions pedigree so lets hope he can run."Meon Valley have to be congratulated on bringing a lovely group of horses here and they were well rewarded."
"She's for the Mayfair - Coolmore partnership," said Doyle. "The lads will sit down at the end of the week and discuss where the yearlings will be trained. She could go to Ireland but we've had success in France as well with likes of Andre Fabre and Nicolas Clement, so she could end up going there."She's a lovely filly with a great walk. And it's a very deep pedigree, one that keeps producing. She will make a lovely broodmare once she's finished racing - hopefully she will have enhanced the page herself by that stage!"
"We bought some lovely yearlings last year and have had success with them," said Doyle. "And we've bought some lovely yearlings here this week to go with the ones at Arqana."
"He's just the coolest horse," said the Duke of Roxburghe. "One of our lads remarked that in all the years we have sold here, we've never brought a horse with such a good attitude and temperament."Frankel is by far the most exciting thing this year, actually for many a year, and Attraction was the most exciting thing in my racing life, so it's a perfect combination. I'd have loved to have kept him but these studs cost a lot of money and I have nominations to pay. All the colts go to the sale anyway so it was an easy decision."I couldn't send Attraction to Frankel in his first season as she was on a late cover and needed to be rested. But it was always the plan to send her to him. It was a no-brainer."They both successfully made the running up the Rowley Mile!" he added, alluding to their respective Guineas wins. "So it was a fitting combination."I'm thrilled that Sheikh Hamdan has done me the honour of buying him. And the stud team did a terrific job - well done the team."
"There's been pressure this week," said the Duke of Roxburghe. "We're selling these ones late in the sale and so you're watching it all go on. The ones we offered before this one did get sold but they weren't great sales. So this one is a feeling of real relief."
"A lovely filly, very Darshaan," said Craig. "I knew the mother and I thought she was very like her - you could see Darshaan in both of them."I thought the Alice Springs sister was an absolute queen but she got away from us. This filly is going to take a bit more time. But we'll take her back to Ireland and take our time with her."It's a good, old Goulandris family. We don't have many English families - they're hard to buy into."
"He's out of a fast Seeking The Gold mare," said Craig. "Everyone likes him, he's nice but just a big colt. Hopefully he'll run this year."
"We're looking to reduce the numbers while increasing the quality, as everyone is," she said. "It's not easy competing with Ballydoyle!"
Claba Di San Jore is also the dam of Listed winners Kidnapping and Joyful Hope and granddam of Group 3 winner Circus Couture as well as the Group 1-placed Celticus.
With the Dubawi - Comic colt still to come, Ferguson has spent 8,950,000gns on Dubawi's progeny this week. Overall, the stallion is returning an average of 1,001,154gns.