Ashford Stud, owned by John Magnier and located in the heart of Kentucky’s famous Bluegrass, is Coolmore’s home in America.
The 2019 Breeze Up sale returned a set of figures very much on a par with the remarkable 2018 renewal.
Circus Maximus (3c Galileo - Duntle, by Danehill Dancer) led home a 1-2 for Ballydoyle and Galileo in Thursday’s Listed Dee Stakes at Chester.
Popular Scone trainer Rod Northam won the $100,000 Inglis Scone Challenge for the fifth time on Friday saddling talented maiden Spilt (2g Choisir x My Cup Runneth Over, by Encosta de Lago) to win the lucrative sprint for horses sold as yearlings at the Inglis Scone Yearling Sale the previous year.
Exciting young sire Rubick was awarded 2019 HTBA Champion First Season Sire at the annual HTBA Awards night in Scone on Wednesday.
A champion on the track, Lookin at Lucky came of age as a sire in 2018 with five time Grade I winner Accelerate and his Grade I winning mare Wow Cat and kept the momentum going on Saturday when progressive colt Country House (3c Lookin at Lucky x Quake Lake, by War Chant) won the $3million Grade I Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.
The Richard Hannon-trained Threat (2c Footstepsinthesand - Flare Of Firelight, by Birdstone) will now head to Royal Ascot after producing an impressive performance to win on debut at Newmarket on Sunday.