Tattersalls Yearling Purchase La Fracas Excites on Debut

Mark Smith - Thursday May 23

Mick Price has been active at sales worldwide in recent years, and the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale purchase La Fracas (IRE) made an exciting debut in the Elite Sportz Maiden Plate (1200m) at Pakenham on Thursday.

Better wins ahead for La Fracas (image Racing Photos)

Ridden by Jordan Childs for Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr, the 3-year-old son of Night Of Thunder travelled on the speed, eased out to the fast lane in the straight to win by a widening two lengths from the Merchant Navy colt Buzz City with the Impending gelding Zemgrinda a length and a quarter back in third.

“It was an effortless watch; he idled up the straight and put it away nicely,” stable representative Tom Sheahan said.


“He is a lovely colt purchased out of the Tattersalls yearling sale, so he is six months behind everyone else.

“He is raw-framed with a lovely masculine head with the ability to match.

‘1200m is on the short side of where he will end up. He will step through his grades.”

La Fracas a 170,000gns Tattersalls October yearling

Consigned by Ballylinch Stud to the 2022 October Yearling Sale Book 1, La Fracas (IRE) was knocked down to John Foote Bloodstock /Mick Price Bloodstock for 170,000 guineas.

A half-brother to the stakes-placed Jubilation (Acclamation), La Francas (IRE) is the third winner from as many to race for the lightly raced Fastnet Rock mare Fairy Dancer, a half-sister to four stakes-winners led by Breeders’ Cup Turf and Man O' War Stakes winner Red Rocks (Galileo). 


Race Result - Elite Sportz Mdn Plate 1200m

Pakenham Track: Soft(6) Time: 1:13.12
La Fracas
- 3c Night Of Thunder (IRE) x Fairy Dancer (IRE) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
Tnr: M Price & M Kent Jnr Rdr: Jordan Childs 59.5
Buzz City
- 3g Merchant Navy (AUS) x Classic Charlotte (USA) (In Summation (USA))
Tnr: A & S Freedman Rdr: B Shinn 59.5
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $200,000
Seller: Newhaven Park, Boorowa, NSW
Buyer: Freedman Racing/Julian Blaxland Bloodstock (FBAA)
- 3g Impending (AUS) x Medgrinda (AUS) (Medaglia D'oro (USA))
Tnr: Jackson Pallot Rdr: J Maskiell 59.5
Inglis January (Late) Online Sale $3,500
Seller: Hesket Bloodstock
Buyer: Jackson Pallot
Hoff Is Enuff
- 3g Rich Enuff (AUS) x Bella Ricompensa (AUS) (Reward For Effort (AUS))
Tnr: K & K Keys Rdr: Patrick Moloney 59.5
Soho Princess
- 3f Manhattan Rain (AUS) x Princess Of Exile (AUS) (Gonski (AUS))
Tnr: Pat Carey & Harris Walker Rdr: Carleen Hefel 57.5
Downtown Man
- 4g Manhattan Rain (AUS) x Annie Lane (AUS) (Orpen (USA))
Tnr: I M Pankhurst Rdr: Ms J Da Rose 59.5
- 3g Headwater (AUS) x Diva Lamore (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
Tnr: Michael Huglin Rdr: J Mott 59.5
Debt Trap
- 4g Von Costa De Hero (AUS) x Let It Go (AUS) (Shinzig (AUS))
Tnr: Dani Walker Rdr: A Mc Cabe 59.5
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