Ascot Arabian Horse Sale
Tuesday 26th August 2008
by Paul Simmons
sale is now in its 7th year and has provided many owners, trainers
and breeders with some rare and valuable
bloodlines to add to their collections. Generously supported
by Godolphin in the early days through the Kelanne Stud and more
latterly through Janah Management Company Ltd, many super stars
of the racing and endurance world have passed through this influential
sale. Sam Davison bought her foundation race mare Sing Me A Song
at this sale as well as stable star Deolali who firmly put her
on the map as one of Britain’s best Arabian race horse
trainers in the early days winning several races including a
premier handicap and has been placed three years in a row on
Dubai Day. Jackie Hutchings has bought several useful race horses
at this sale for her Devon based Mellway Arabian Stud including
race winner Take A Chance and the multiple placed The Debator.
Delyth Thomas has bought premier handicap Final Fling and multiple
winner Noble Athlete. Whilst leading UK owner Linda Cross picked
up Dubai Day listed handicap winner Almost All and multiple winner
Debrett and Kizhi from this sale. As for endurance the incredible
Vavaar went through this sale twice, and his second home with
Eleanor George saw him crowned Endurance Champion 2007, whilst
this years 100km ER Young Horse Barbury Castle Challenge was
won by CS Kabira yet another Ascot graduate. Karen Caley came
to this sale a few years back and picked up a foundation mare
for her Alkara Stud the wonderfully bred Rose Aboud (Aboud x
Rose Bandola) who was in foal to leading endurance sire Tango
sale featured some top class racing stock with some wonderfully
bred and unexposed youngsters from Bill Smith’s
Kelanne Stud consigned on behalf of Janah Management Company
broodmare of the sale CV Tulee (in foal to UK & UAE
Group winner Khoutoubia) who won 6 races in the USA and who’s
daughter Tuleekah was 4th on her racecourse debut was secured
by the Owen family and is destined to be an endurance broodmare
it is believed. She was secured for £2,500.
Bargain of the day went to Angela Colledge buying on behalf of
race horse owner Colin Banks (owner of 2007 Jebel Ali Gold Final
winner Estival), she secured Angel Star a lovely 2 yr old Makzan
filly out of the smart American sprint mare CR Angel Kate – who
won the Daughters of the Desert Futurity in America and was 2nd
in the Grp. 1 Zaabeel Stakes; she was bought for £1,100.
Angel Star bought by C Banks
Hutchings has always picked decent horses here, securing
the smart Pakama last year who was placed on her race course
debut; she bought Daarkan a nice Makzan filly out of a full
sister to multiple race winner Khadeer, she went to £2,500
for this smart race prospect.
Caroline Stockman went to £3,500 to buy the beautifully
bred Even Keener a daughter of leading sire Bengali D’Albret
out of Group 1 Hatta Stakes heroine Kenithra, from the dam line
of Khairoun and Khoutoubia. The mare is due to join David Paton’s
in form yard.
Leading UK owner Linda Cross was the big spender of the sale
buying four outstanding race prospects, all to be trained
by leading UK trainer Sam Davison (currently 3rd in the trainers
table). They were: bargain buy Syras Gris (£1,100) – a
nice 2 yr old colt by Khoutoubia out of the useful French mare
Akara De Syrah – a Kesberoy daughters from the powerful
Asa damline which has produced such luminaries as Arawak D’Aroco,
Avenurier and Houka Al Garamaze; Wikkara (£1,900) - a nice
colt by The Wiking out of same dam Akara De Syrah; Lamiga (£3,200)
a big strapping son of leading French sire Al Sakbe out of the
useful French mare Amiga – from the damline of Bengali
D’Albret and finally the enormous 2 yr old filly Des’brie
(£2,300) a big built filly by multiple winner Vadeer out
of the superb Elina Des Fabries a winner of 6 races and 2nd in
Group 1 Hatta Stakes and full sister to Coupe De Asayl winner
Falina Des Fabries – now a sire in America.
Lamiga bought by L Cross
Wikkara bought by L Cross
Des’brie bought by L Cross
David Paton secured the nicely bred Dakaran a Karmah daughter
out of Djaxy Des Forges a full sister to smart stayer Dedja Des
Forges, Dakaran was bought for Sarah Saunders who has trained
many winners from her North based racing yard and this filly
is half sister to race winners Djaxy King and Yakshi.
Top Lot was Malakbe a beautifully bred blue blooded filly by
Al Sakbe out of a Persik daughter who’s dam line traces
to such Group 1 performers as Maderba De Piboul, Mawkab, Maheba
De Piboul, Amerella and Group 1 Kahayala Classic winner Magic
De Piboul. She was bought by Gillian Hay on behalf of Umm Qarn
Farms for £7,600 setting a new Ascot Arab record, and
there were a couple of disappointed UK owners who were outbid.
Legendary owner, breeder and endurance rider Lesley Dunn purchased
another superb mare to add to her valuable collection securing
Norbella – by up and coming French sire Kerbella who sired
this years Group 1 Zabeel winner Quoalina and out of smart USA
mare Sherrie Noreen. This mare is half sister to multiple staying
handicap winners Notid and Plus, both trained by David Paton.
Norbella was secured for a bargain price of £1,600.
The beautifully bred filly Wourette by The Wiking out of last
years top lot Amourette D’Or was bought by Arab race trainer
Genny Haynes for £2,300, this filly comes from a powerful
dam line which has produced Bengali D’Albret, Al Nasr
and American sire Haffir El Rimal.
Angela Colledge offered up (on behalf of her existing owner)
smart race prospect Nessima a daughter of decent French sire
Dorwan Du Cayrou out of Nelenghara – who’s dam line
produced leading French juvenile Babylon. Nessima was secured
for £2,100 by in form trainer Beverley Paterson (who
owns the half sister Nenette).
Ikram Sharif bought useful prospect Barik – by Darike out
of the Djelfor daughter Bacifica from the dam line of race winner
Pacific Way – for £1,500. This colt was 2nd to
subsequent Premier handicap winner Ejaabi on his second start,
and is to
be trained by leading West Country trainer Angela Colledge.
Vavavoom – a full brother to last years champion endurance
horse Vavaar was secured for the cheap price of £1,500
and looks set to follow in his brother’s footsteps.
Barik Ikram Sharif
the final lot of the day Florys Folly was bought for £2,200
by Paul Beard, she’s by useful sire and former European
Champion sprinter Vert Olive out of the dam line that produced
Akbar. She is due to be trained by leading Welsh trainer