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Thursday, January 31, 2002


Godolphin got their 2002 campaign off the mark at Nad Al Sheba last Thursday night and celebrated a winning double with the news that their world champion Sakhee would have a lead-up race prior to the Dubai World Cup.

Racing Manager Simon Crisford said there were two options for Sakhee prior to the US$6,000,000 Group I Dubai World Cup at Nad Al Sheba on March 23, both on the dirt and over 2,000m at Nad Al Sheba.

"There is a Conditions event here on February 21 or there is the third round of the Maktoum Challenge over the same trip a week later and Sheikh Hamdan will decide on which he will run,£Crisford said.

The Group II Dhs350,000 Maktoum Challenge Round III is the race Dubai Millennium used prior to his memorable Dubai World Cup in 2000 however Crisford hinted that Sakhee may run on February 21.

Sheikh Hamdan also has Champion Stakes winner Nayef headed for the Dubai World Cup programme.

"Sakhee is doing very well and is just beginning to shape up nicely." Godolphin¹s winning double was their first winners of the season and it could be argued that the "outsiders" of the two were successful with John Carroll riding both, replacing Jamie Spencer on Narrative who defeated Alunite and Frankie Dettori before returning half an hour later on Infinite Spirit, who led throughout to defeat the Royal Ascot winner Seba in the Moonshell Mile Prep.

The first winners for the stable for the year have come later than in recent years however they did go close with China Visit in the opening round of the Maktoum Challenge Prep and as Crisford said, they have 11 months ahead of them "and we don't want to be peaking in January".

"It is very important to pace ourselves, we have some huge international targets coming up," he said.

Australian jockey Craig Williams also enjoyed a winning double, returning to the winner's list on the impressive newcomer Alzahra earlier in the evening, the jockey overcoming the difficulty of losing his irons shortly after the start of the 1,000m Maiden. The jockey had a much easier ride in the final event, guiding Monjez to a very easy win in the 2,000m turf maiden. Pat Smullen (Almandab), Willie Supple (Meticulous) and Fredric Sanchez (the Purebred Arabian Alto de Maligne) were also among the winners. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum won his second Amateur Rider's event from only two rides this season, again successful on Mellaaf, completing a big double as he had won the 120 kilometre Endurance Race earlier in the day.

Thursday, January 31, 2002
Weather: Fine. Dirt Track: Fast. Turf Track: Good

All races dirt unless stated.

205: Race One. Purebred Arabians. 1,700m. 4YOs 90-110 5YOs+ 80-100.

Prizemoney: Dhs105,000. 1st: Dhs52,500. 2nd: Dhs25,200. 3rd: Dhs14,700. 4th: Dhs9,450. 5th: Dhs3,150.

1997 gr h Djelfor - Altiere (Djourman)
Owner: HH The President
Breeder: Pascal Fargis
Trainer: J Smart. Jockey: F Sanchez.

2. DANIDOR (FR) 53.5 carr 51kg
1995 ch h Nuits St Georges - Valina des Fabries (Djourman)
Owner: Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Maktoum
Breeder: J Biraben
Trainer: E Charpy. Jockey: T O'Shea.

1996 gr h Dormane - Daisy du Cayrou (Dia Oua)
Owner: Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed Al Maktoum
Breeder: M Eugene & Jean-Charles Maisonneuve
Trainer: M Al Kurdi. Jockey: P Smullen.

Then came (in order): Badji Du Monteil (FR), Ichara (FR), Never Mind (US). 6 ran. Margins: 1.25len, 5.25len. Time: 1:59.35.

206: Race Two. Thoroughbreds. 1,500m. 3YOs Maiden.

Prizemoney: Dhs55,000. 1st: Dhs27,500. 2nd: Dhs13,200. 3rd: Dhs7,700. 4th: Dhs4,950. 5th: Dhs1,650.

1. ALZAHRA (USA) 53kg
1999 b f Sir Cat - Racing Queen (Alysheba)
Owner: N Lootah
Breeder: Nasser Abdulla Hussain Lootah
Trainer: K Hawtin. Jockey: C Williams.

2. CITY CREEK (USA) 53 carr 53.5kg
1999 dk b/b f Storm Creek - City Joyce (Slew City Slew)
Owner: Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Breeder: Mockingbird Farm Inc
Trainer: K McLaughlin. Jockey: R Hills.

1999 ch g El Prado - Jazzability (Dixieland Band)
Owner: Ismail & Saeed Partnership
Breeder: Beth I Stoltz
Trainer: S Seemar. Jockey: G Birrer.

Then came (in order): Al Nashemi (USA), Tools And Jules (USA), Mr Hollywood (USA), Vrai Bleu (IRE), Spanish Bells (GB). 8 ran. Margins: 1.5len, .5len. Time: 1:00.45.

207: Race Three. Thoroughbreds. 1,500m. NH 4YOs+ & SH 3YOs+ 65-90. (Turf).

Prizemoney: Dhs85,000. 1st: Dhs42,500. 2nd: Dhs20,400. 3rd: Dhs11,200. 4th: Dhs7,650. 5th: Dhs2,550.

1. ALMANDAB (IRE) 60kg
1995 b/br g Last Tycoon - Fortune Teller (Troy)
Owner: Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Breeder: Tony O'Callaghan
Trainer: D Selvaratnam. Jockey: P Smullen.

2. CONCEAL (GB) 54kg
1998 b g Cadeaux Genereux - Mystery Play (Sadler's Wells)
Owner: Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum
Breeder: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Trainer: P Brette. Jockey: J Stack.

3. SHATHER (IRE) 57kg
1997 b/br g Goofalik - Western Pride (Priamos)
Owner: Ziad Galadari
Breeder: Galadari Sons Stud Co Ltd
Trainer: E Charpy. Jockey: S Sanders
Then came (in order): Bintang (53kg), March Crusader (GB), Medraar (GB), Plutocrat (USA), Speedfit Too (IRE). N/R: Saxe-Coburg (IRE). 8 ran. Margins: .75len, sht hd. Time: 1:34.16.

208: Race Four. Thoroughbreds. 2,000m. NH 4YOs+ & SH 3YOs+ 25-55. Amateur Riders. Prizemoney: Dhs60,000. 1st: Dhs30,000. 2nd: Dhs14,400. 3rd: Dhs8,400. 4th: Dhs5,400. 5th: Dhs1,800.

1. MELAAFF (IRE) 79kg
1996 ch h Nashwan - Glorious Song (Halo)
Owner: Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed Al Maktoum
Breeder: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Trainer: S Seemar. Jockey: Sh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

1997 b g The Commander - Zambrelic (Zamazaan)
Owner: Mohammed Rashid bin Ghadayer
Breeder: Mr D J, Mrs L & Mr M D Baker
Trainer: P Rudkin. Jockey: Ms H Copeland.

3. YUDRIK (IRE) 73.5kg
1994 ch g Lahib - Style of Life (The Minstrel)
Owner: Mohammed Nayamat
Breeder: Mrs C L Weld
Trainer: A Selvaratnam. Jockey: M Ali.

Then came (in order): High Regard (JPN), Pikachu (AUS), Golden Top (NZ), Ibhaar (GB), Circus (GB), Waseem (GB), Royal Request (IRE), Mutamadee (USA), Saat Al Sifr (IRE), Kayf Wa Leish (NZ), Irhaabi (NZ), Red Deer (GB), Sharh (GB). 16 ran. Margins: 14len, .75len. Time: 2:08.26.

209: Race Five. Thoroughbreds. 2,000m. NH 4YOs+ & SH 3YOs+ 35-60.

Prizemoney: Dhs65,000. 1st: Dhs32,500. 2nd: Dhs15,600. 3rd: Dhs9,100. 4th: Dhs5,850. 5th: Dhs1,950.

1998 dk b/br h Theatrical - Sha Tha (Mr Prospector)
Owner: Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Maktoum
Breeder: Darley Stud Management Inc
Trainer: K McLaughlin. Jockey: W Supple.

2. BOURKAN (GB) 57.5kg
1997 gr h Linamix - North Wind (Lomond)
Owner: Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Breeder: HRH Princess Michael of Kent
Trainer: D Selvaratnam. Jockey: P Smullen.

3. STEVE'S HOT (GB) 54kg
1996 gr g Terimon - Flammable (Prince Rupert)
Owner: Sheikh Rashid bin Ahmed Al Mualla
Breeder: Walter Grubmuller
Trainer: A Smith. Jockey: G Hind.

Then came (in order): Nautical (GB), Riordan (USA), Seasquill (AUS), Early Mornin Light (USA), High Tea (GB), Randsom's Handsome (USA), Mawkeb (IRE), Perpero (USA), Larghetto (IRE). 12 ran. Margins: 7.25len, 2len. Time: 2:04.73.

210: Race Six. Thoroughbreds. 2,000m. NH 4YOs+ & SH 3YOs+ 80-100.

Prizemoney: Dhs105,000. 1st: Dhs52,500. 2nd: Dhs25,200. 3rd: Dhs14,700. 4th: Dhs9,450. 5th: Dhs3,150.

1. NARRATIVE (IRE) 54.5kg
1998 b c Sadler's Wells - Barger (Riverman)
Owner: Godolphin
Breeder: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Trainer: S bin Suroor
2. ALUNITE (USA) 59kg
1998 b c Red Ransom - Allusion (Mr Prospector)
Owner: Godolphin
Breeder: Barry R Ostrager
Trainer: S bin Suroor. Jockey: L Dettori.

1996 b/br g British Banker - Chambertine (Markella)
Owner: Sheikh Rashid bin Ahmed Al Mualla
Breeder: D G Moore
Trainer: A Smith. Jockey: G Hind.

Then came (in order): Nadeem (IRE), Zaya (GB), Mostabshir (IRE), Hudood (USA), Hobb Alwahtan (GB). N/R: Mukhalif IRE). 8 ran. Margins: 1.25len, 3.75len. Time: 2:04.15.

211: Race Seven. Moonshell Mile Prep. 1,500m Thoroughbreds. 3YO Fillies. Prizemoney: Dhs100,000. 1st: Dhs50,000. 2nd: Dhs24,000. 3rd: Dhs14,000. 4th: Dhs9,000. 5th: Dhs3,000.

1999 ch f Maria's Mon - Eternal Reve (Diesis)
Owner: Godolphin
Breeder: Darley Stud Management LLC
Trainer: S bin Suroor. Jockey: J Carroll.

2. SEBA (GB) 56kg
1999 b f Alzao - Persian Secret (Persian Heights)
Owner: Godolphin
Breeder: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Trainer: S bin Suroor. Jockey: L Dettori.

3. REGAL CHAD (USA) 54kg
1999 dk b/br f Langfuhr - Regal Grant (Mr Prospector)
Owner: Ahmed Al Shafar
Breeder: H & S Sexton
Trainer: K McLaughlin. Jockey: W Supple.

Then came (in order): E B's Sweep (USA), Eedaans (AUS), Kiss N' Catch (AUS). 6 ran. Margins: 3.75len, 3.75len. Time: 1:32.73.

212: Race Eight. Thoroughbreds. 2,000m. NH 4YOs+ & SH 3YOs+ Maiden (Turf).

Prizemoney: Dhs55,000. 1st: Dhs27,500. 2nd: Dhs13,200. 3rd: Dhs7,700. 4th: Dhs4,950. 5th: Dhs1,650.

1. MONJEZ (IRE) 60kg
1997 b g Sadler's Wells - Mamouna (Vaguely Noble)
Owner: M Al Maktoum
Breeder: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Trainer: J Sadler. Jockey: C Williams.

1997 ch h Seeking The Gold - Secrettame (Secretariat)
Owner: Sheikh Rashid bin Maktoum Al Maktoum
Breeder: Dr W O Reed
Trainer: P Brette. Jockey: W Ryan.

3. DELUDE (IRE) 60kg
1998 ch g Be My Guest - Deceive (Machiavellian)
Owner: Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed Al Maktoum
Breeder: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Trainer: P Brette. Jockey: T Durcan.

Then came (in order): Enzed Traveller (NZ), Waased (USA), Prospects Of Glory (USA), Majal (NZ), Evade (GB), Woodcraft (USA). N/R: Mafnood (GB). 9 ran. Margins: 6.5len, .5len. Time: 2:08.88.



Following a facile success at Thurles this afternoon, Native Upmanship remains a 7-1 chance with Coral for the Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham in March.

In another Festival market move the Paul Webber trained Atum Re was the subject of a mini-gamble for the Champion Festival Bumper with one betting shop customer placing £1000 at 20-1 before Coral cut his odds to 12-1. The Willie Mullins trained Alexander Milenium remains the 4-1 favourite.

Queen Mother Champion Chase
5-2 Edredon Bleu, 10-3 Flagship Uberalles, 7-1 Native Upmanship, 8-1 Fadalko, 10-1 Tiutchev, Wahiba Sands, Knife Edge, 14-1 Geos, 16-1 Direct Route, 20-1 Bar

Weatherbys Champion Bumper
4-1 Alexander Milenium, 7-1 Inca Trail, Kickham, 10-1 Back In Front, No Collusion, 12-1 Atum Re (from 20-1), 16-1 Petanque, Beechcourt, 20-1 Bar

Other Ante Post Betting

Bonusprint Stayers Hurdle
4-6 Baracouda, 5-1 Bannow Bay, 11-2 Jair Du Cochet, 7-1 Liss A Paoraigh, 10-1 Brother Joe, 12-1 It Takes Time, 16-1 Historic, 20-1 Deanos Beeno, 25-1 Bar

Martell Grand National
16-1 Supreme Glory, Moor Lane, 20-1 Paris Pike, Beau, Davids Lad, Ad Hoc, Papillon, What's Up Boys, 25-1 Alexander Banquet, Behrajan, Blowing Wind, Kingsmark, Marlborough, Mely Moss, Smarty, Wicked Crack, 33-1 Bar

Smurfit Champion Hurdle
13-8 Istabraq, 7-2 Valiramix, 9-2 Landing Light, 6-1 Ned Kelly, 14-1 Brother Joe, Jair Du Cochet, Bilboa, 16-1 Marble Arch, 20-1 Azertyuiop, Ansar, Geos, 25-1 Hors La Loi III, Westender, 33-1 Bar

Tote Cheltenham Gold Cup
5-1 Looks Like Trouble, 6-1 Best Mate, 8-1 Bacchanal, 9-1 Lord Noelie, 10-1 Sackville, Shooting Light, 12-1 Behrajan, Florida Pearl, 14-1 Marlborough, 16-1 Bar

Irish Independent Arkle Trophy
4-1 Seebald, 5-1 Barton, 6-1 Fondmort, Moscow Flyer, 10-1 Blue Royal, 12-1 Assessed, 14-1 Armaturk, Royal Auclair, 16-1 Europa, Youlneverwalkalone, Grimes, 20-1 Bar

Royal & SunAlliance Chase
7-2 Japhet, 6-1 Heros Collonges, 12-1 Arctic Jack, Carryonharry, Valley Henry, Colonel Braxton, 16-1 Richter Scale, Maximise, Give Over, 20-1 Southern Star, Direct Access, Be My Royal, Frosty Canyon, Gola Cher, Risk Accessor, Truckers Tavern, 25-1 Bar

JCB Triumph Hurdle
12-1 Tempo D'Or, 14-1 Le Roi Miguel, Prizeman, Vol Solitaire, 16-1 Londoner, Quazar, Turtleback, 20-1 Burning Impulse, Sud Bleu, 25-1 Hyderabad, Kelami, Live The Dream, Newhall, Scolardy, Tender Cove, 33-1 Bar

Supreme Novices Hurdle
3-1 Miros, 6-1 Westender, 9-1 Hitman, 10-1 Never, Samon, 12-1 Got One Too, Adamant Approach, 14-1 First Love, Golden Alpha, 16-1 Bar

Royal & Sun Alliance Hurdle
3-1 Classified, 6-1 Like-A-Butterfly, 7-1 The Bajan Bandit, 8-1 Never, 10-1 Rouble, Tarxien, 14-1 Over The Bar, 16-1 Beethoven, Canary Wharf, Keen Leader, Laveron, 20-1 Bar

randombet.com Lincoln
12-1 The Judge, 16-1 Highland Reel, Faithful Warrior, Smirk, 20-1 Attache, Calcutta, I Cried For You, Lord Protector, Midshipman, Pulau Tioman, Putra Pekan, Thihn, 25-1 Bar



New Zealand's "Mercedes Breeder Of The Year" Windsor Park Stud is delighted to announce it has secured one of Europe's top gallopers of 2001 to stand at its Cambridge-based operation later this year.

Black Minnaloushe, a classic winning son of the great Storm Cat, will join the stallion roster at Windsor Park and stand alongside the champion sires Volksraad, Kaapstad and Star Way and European champion racehorse Montjeu.

Black Minnaloushe gained a reputation on the racetrack as a world-class miler, winning last year's Group One Irish 2000 Guineas at The Curragh and the Group One St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot during his three-year-old season.

His classic win continued a marvellous family tradition as his half-brother, Pennekamp (by Bering) had won England's 2000 Guineas at Newmarket in 1995.

In the Irish 2000 Guineas Black Minnaloushe strolled home to victory at the expense of some of Europe's big-name gallopers. Among the high-class line-up left in his wake in the three-year-old classic at The Curragh were none other than dual Group One winners Mozart (second) and Minardi (third).

In his St James's Palace Stakes win, Black Minnaloushe confirmed his arrival in the best company. He once again accounted for a top class field beating home Sussex S. (Gr.1) winner Noverre and French 2000 Guineas winner Vahorimix.

Champion Irish jockey Johnny Murtagh commented after his winning ride in the St James's Palace Stakes: "This was a top-class race and he is a top-class horse."

Black Minnaloushe was an unbeaten stakes-winning juvenile winning both his outings over six furlongs (1200m) including the Listed Aga Khan Studs Blenheim Stakes at The Curragh.

At three, besides his outstanding winning performances in the Irish 2000 Guineas and St James's Palace Stakes, he also finished third in the Group One Sussex Stakes at Goodwood and fourth in the Group One York Juddmonte International S.

Windsor Park Stud owner Nelson Schick said he was very excited about the prospects of Black Minnaloushe:

"His classic and Royal Ascot wins cement his class and racehorses with this level of performance are what we look to stand at Windsor Park. He was a high quality racehorse with a tremendous turn of foot," said Schick.

"His pedigree is absolutely superb being a son of the champion international sire and sire of sires, Storm Cat, from a champion broodmare in Coral Dance. Also, what appealed greatly to me, was the versatility of his family, as both his sire and dam have produced horses that have won at Group One level in both Europe on grass and the United States on dirt and grass, and therefore suit all conditions," said Schick.

Black Minnaloushe is out of the Group One placed broodmare Coral Dance, who is by the French 2000 Guineas winner and successful sire Green Dancer. At stud she has left three individual Group One winners, including two classic winners. Apart from Black Minnaloushe, she is also the dam of Champion 2YO and English 2000 Guineas winner Pennekamp and Nasr Al Arab, winner of four Group One races in the U.S.A.

"When I inspected Black Minnaloushe in Kentucky late last year I was very taken with him as an individual and I am sure Black Minnaloushe will appeal to Australasian breeders. We very much look forward to his arrival at Windsor Park later in the year" said Schick.

A $US750,000 ($NZ1.6 million) foal, Black Minnaloushe was bred by internationally renowned U.S. breeder John Gaines, founder of Gainesway Farm in Kentucky:

"Black Minnaloushe has all the qualities needed to make a top class stallion. He was a high class, tough and consistent racehorse and won probably Europe's most important 'sire' race, the St. James's Palace S. at Royal Ascot, as did Giant's Causeway and Kingmambo. He is an extremely good looking horse, his dam has left three Group One winners by three different stallions and his champion sire Storm Cat is a sire of sires - what more could you ask for?" commented Gaines.

Black Minnaloushe, who is standing his first season at Ashford Stud in Kentucky, will 'shuttle' to Windsor Park Stud in New Zealand later this year. His southern-hemisphere service fee at Windsor Park will be announced at a later date.


The Hong Kong Jockey Club purchased ten yearling colts at the New Zealand Bloodstock Premier Yearling Sale, which took place at Karaka near Auckland from January 28 to January 30.

The selected ten colts will be prepared in New Zealand before shipping to Hong Kong for presentation at the Piaget Hong Kong International Sale 2002 in December.

The details of the purchases are as follows:

1 Lot 34 ch c (NZ) foaled 21 October 2000
Snippets (AUS) - Believablee (USA) (Believe It (USA))
NZ$150,000 (approx. HK$493,500)

Lot 34 is a son of Snippets, the sire of 37 Stakes Winners including the Group 1 VRC Australian Guineas winner, Pins, and the successful freshman sire Spartacus. In Hong Kong, the former dual Horse of the Year, Mr Vitality, as well as the top class pair Solid Contact and Super Molly are excellent Snippets' progeny. This colt's dam, Believablee, won three times in the USA. She has produced seven foals to race for five winners, three of which were black type performers including Sir Tiff, who placed third in the Group 1 Louisiana Super Derby.

2 Lot 106 b c (NZ) foaled 6 November 2000
Danehill (USA) - Dosthill (USA) (Diesis (GB))
NZ$360,000 (approx. HK$1.184 million)

Beautifully bred, Lot 106 was the third highest lot on Day 2 of the Sale. By Danehill, who needs no introduction, easily the most successful dual hemisphere stallion, and the leading sire in Hong Kong. This colt is out of the Diesis mare, Dosthill, from the family of the Group 1 French 1000 Guineas winner, Dumka, the dam of Doyoun, the Group 1 English 2000 Guineas winner and sire of the first Emirates World Series Racing Champion Daylami.

3 Lot 133 br. c (NZ) foaled 20 August 2000
Red Ransom (USA) - Fairy Lights (IRE) (Fairy King (USA))
NZ$280,000 (approx HK$921,200)

Lot 133 is a son of Red Ransom, the sire of over 30 Stakes Winners, including the 1988 European Champion Miler Intikhab. Red Ransom's progeny have performed with distinction recently in Hong Kong; the Godolphin pair Ekraar and China Visit finished second and third respectively in the 2001 Group 1 Hong Kong Vase and Group 1 Hong Kong Mile. This colt is Fairy Lights' first foal. A daughter of Fairy King from the family of the Classic winning mare, Gaily, Fairy Lights is a half sister to the Germano, a freshman sire, as well as Stakes Winners Fantastic Bid and Fantastic Don.

4 Lot 165 gr. c (NZ) foaled 23 August 2000
Unbridled's Song (USA) - Gazebo (AUS) Snaadee (USA)
NZ$220,000 (approx. HK$723,800)

Lot 165 is by Unbridled's Song, a Group 1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner and sire of 2001 Breeders' Cup Distaff winner Unbridled Elaine. Unbridled's Song has sired a number of winners in Hong Kong, headed by Tony Cruz's dual victor Chariot Of Storm. This colt is the first live foal out of the Snaadee mare, Gazebo, a daughter of Tristanagh who topped the Australasian 3YO Classification following wins in the Group 1 VRC Oaks, VATC 1000 Guineas and the VRC Wakeful Stakes, from the family of the successful Hong Kong import Kingston Treasure.

5 Lot 221 b c (NZ) foaled 8 September 2000
Danasinga (AUS) - La Cent (AUS) Centaine (AUS)
NZ$80,000 (approx. HK$263,200)

Group 1 winner Danasinga, the first of Danehill's sons to stand in New Zealand, and leading freshman sire in 1999/2000, he has sired good Stakes Winners such as Conquistar, Singalong, Ugachaka, as well as recent Hong Kong import Danamite with David Hayes. This colt's dam is the Centaine mare, La Cent, a two years old winner and full sister to two stakes performers of her other two progeny, this colt's full sister is a winner since the catalogue went to print.

6 Lot 232 b c (NZ) foaled 26 September 2000
Entrepreneur (GB) - Lamour (NZ) (Deputy Governor (USA))
NZ$150,000 (approx. HK$493,500)

Lot 232 is by Entrepreneur, a son of Sadler's Wells out of the high class mare Exclusive Order. Entrepreneur won the Group 1 2000 Guineas and topped the 3YO International Classifications (Mile) in 1997. This colt is the fourth foal of the listed winner and Group 1 Queensland Oaks runner-up, Lamour. She has produced three other foals, all winners, including 2001-2002 listed winner Warm Smytzer.

7 Lot 323 b c (NZ) foaled 25 September 2000
Flying Spur (AUS) - Pipiwar (AUS) (Marscay (AUS))
NZ$200,000 (approx. HK$658,000)

Lot 323 is by Flying Spur, winner of the Group 1 STC Golden Slipper Stakes. Sire of Group 1 winners Juanmo, All Time High and San Luis, he also has UK Group 3 winner, Firebolt, a quality import into Hong Kong for Ivan Allan. Pipiwar, this colt's dam, was joint third in the Australasian 2YO Classifications in 1990/91, and has produced four winners from five foals of racing age. Lot 323 is her sixth foal.

8 Lot 391 b c (NZ) foaled 26 September 2000
Woodman (USA) - Sneetch (NZ) (Grosvenor (NZ))
NZ$120,000 (approx. HK$394,800)

Lot 391 is by sire of sires Woodman. Hansel, Timber Country as well as multiple Group 1 winning filly, Bosra Sham are but a few of his progeny. Another is 1999 Piaget International Sale graduate Noble Boy, who has impressed in his last three starts. This colt's dam, Sneetch, was the third winning top rated filly on the 1994-95 NZ Free Handicap, winning a Group 3 and placing in the Group 1 New Zealand Oaks. Her two other foals are both winners and have shown some promise, as they have been campaigned in Group races.

9 Lot 435 b c (NZ) foaled 2 November 2000
Kaapstad (NZ) - The Poseur (NZ) (Truly Vain (AUS))
NZ$120,000 (approx. HK$394,800)

Lot 435 is by one of the great Southern Hemisphere sires in Kaapstad, formerly the champion sire in Australia and responsible for 35 individual Stakes Winners. In Hong Kong his stock has also proved successful. Catalan Opening, for example, won the Hong Kong Invitational Cup while the contemporary crop includes, among others, the recent winners Monza King and Round The World. The dam, The Poseur, has a Kaapstad half-sister on the track who has won 3 of her last 4 starts. A multiple winner herself and Group placed, this Kaapstad colt is her second foal.

10 Lot 446 b c (NZ) foaled 8 September 2000
Tale Of The Cat (USA) - Triassic (NZ) (Tights (USA))
NZ$140,000 (approx. HK$460,600)

It was of no surprise that Tale Of The Cat is proving to be a very popular sire. By the very successful Storm Cat, he is also related on the damside to many Stakes Winners including the sensational Johannesburg, who last year showed great class and versatility with impressive Group 1 victories in Europe's top two year old races on turf, as well as putting up a breathtaking performance in last year's Group 1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile on dirt. Lot 446 is from Tale Of The Cat's first NZ crop and his dam, Triassic is a Group 2 winner. She has produced a winner and a placegetter from two previous foals.

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