Yulong - Freedmans - Danny O'Brien on the Board Day 2 at Tattersalls

Mark Smith - Thursday October 7

The bottle green with white and green checked sleeves colours of the Yuesheng Zhang-owned Yulong Stud are an increasingly familiar sight on European racecourses.

In search for another Lucky Vega (IRE), Yulong, in association with the BBA Ireland, signed for two colts on day two of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale.

The first was 115,000gns for a powerfully built chestnut son of Shamardal (USA) from the draft of Gestuet Faehrhof, Germany. (lot 221)

His unraced dam Quariana (Lomitas) is a sister to the Group III Deauville Prix de Psyché winner Quilanga out of Quebrada (IRE), the Champion 2yr old filly in Germany in 1992, Champion 3yr old filly in Germany in 1993.

The second Yulong purchase on the day was a deal more expensive.

Advertisement

It needed an unanswered bid of 410,000gns to secure Newsells Park Stud's bay colt by Dubawi (GB). (lot 287)

He is the second foal of the top-class racemare Spectre (Siyouni), winner of the Group III Prix Imprudence and placed in the Group 1 Prix du Moulin de Longchamp and Group 1 Prix Jean Prat.

From the family of Group III Geelong Cup and Listed Sandown Cup winner Ibicenco, the Dubawi colt is a half-brother to the Galileo colt that made 450gns at this sale last year.

Anthony and Sam Freedman teamed up with Julian Blaxland and Stephen Hillen to secure a colt by Santa Ana Lane's sire Lope De Vega (IRE) for 220,000gns. (lot 188)

Consigned by Ballylinch Stud, the colt is the second foal of the stakes-placed Oasis Dream mare Pacharana.

The dam of Pacharana, Cascata (Montjeu), is a sister to 6-time Group 1 winner, St Nicholas Abbey.

Danny O'Brien has enjoyed tremendous success with European-breds, including the dual Group 1 winner Russian Camelot (IRE).

In association with Jeremy Brummitt, O'Brien signed for a Frankel colt. (lot 258)

From the Castlebridge Consignment, the sturdy bay drew a final bid of 160,000gns.

He is a son of the top-class Born To Sea mare Sea Of Grace, winner of the Group III Flams Of Tara Stakes at the Curragh and runner-up in the Group 1 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches at Deauville.

  

Advertisment
More Reading...
Sound (GER) Defends His Title in Zipping Classic
Melbourne Cup third Spanish Mission failed to provide the perfect farewell for Glen Boss in the $750,000 Group II Zipping Classic (2400m) at Caulfield on Saturday that went to the defending champion Sound (GER).
First Australian Stakes-Winner for Kingman
Frankel was not the only Juddmonte Farm sire to post a Group winner at Caulfield on Saturday with his barn mate Kingman getting in on the act when talented import Sinawann (GB) opened his account in Australia with a win in the Group III MRC Kevin Heffernan Stakes (1400m).
Invincible Filly Wins Merson Cooper Stakes
Making her debut against the colts in the Listed MRC Merson Cooper Stakes (1000m) at Caulfield on Saturday, I Am Invincible filly Ebhaar lived up to expectation when she scored a stylish  victory in fast time.
Blue Blood Frankel Mare Wins G3 Summoned Stakes
Juddmonte Farm’s Frankel has had an amazingly successful year in 2021 finishing as the Champion Sire for GB and Ireland for the first time and adding a new stakes-winner to his tally at Caulfield on Saturday when talented mare Steinem (GB) took out the Group III MRC Summoned Stakes (1600m).
Coolmore Ireland Announce 2022 Fees
Coolmore Ireland have announced their fees for 2022 with the roster headed by Wootton Bassett (GB) at a fee of €150,000 (A$234,341), the proven Group I sire currently in Australia covering his first book of mares here at a fee of $71,500.
Obscurely Bred Regalo Di Gaetano is a Group III Winner
The Richard & Chantelle Jolly-trained Regalo Di Gaetano has been the standout performer for the lightly used Redoute’s Choice stallion Supreme Class who died in 2020.
Third Stakes Win for Written Tycoon's Enthaar
One time Golden Slipper favourite Enthaar scored a decisive win in the Listed Doveton Stakes (1000m) to credit Emirates Park with its second stakes-winner on the day at Caulfield.
First Breeders Cup Winner for Fastnet Rock
Champion sire Fastnet Rock has had Group I winners all over the world, but achieved a new milestone for himself when his exciting two year-old filly Pizza Bianca captured the Group I Breeders’ Cup Turf Fillies (1m) at Del Mar on Friday.
Thoroughbreds are Go – Catch it Here
If you missed this week’s episode of Thoroughbreds are Go last night on Sky Thoroughbred Central featuring remarkable racehorse turned showjumper turned police horse Lunar Rise then read on for the link to a great show from Caroline Searcy.
Coolmore Filly Wins Twilight Glow
The Lindsay Park team have had plenty of success over the years with fillies carrying the Coolmore colours that include Group I winners Personal and Irish Lights, the combination featuring at Caulfield on Saturday when Ben and JD Hayes trained Lady of Honour to win the Listed MRC Twilight Glow Stakes (1400m).