Tattersalls Auction High for Houghton Bloodstock

A great result for Houghton Bloodstock at Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling sales as Lot 440 a Shamardal Colt out of Listed winner Mehronissa, fetches a Houghton Bloodstock Tattersalls sale high of 500,000gns bought by David Redvers

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2019 Tattersalls October Sales - Highlights

LOT 6 - Golden Horn (GB) / Samira Gold (FR) B.C. (GB) - Blandford Bloodstock - 160,000gns

LOT 144 - Shamardal (USA) / Al Mahmeyah (GB) B/Br.C. (IRE) - Peter & Ross Doyle Bloodstock - 200,000gns

LOT 173 - Oasis Dream (GB) / Archive (GB) B.C. (GB) - Gaelic Bloodstock - 75,000gns

LOT 331 - Iffraaj (GB) / Hana Lina (GB) Ch.F. (GB) - Mike Ryan Agent - 150,000gns

LOT 440 - Shamardal (USA) / Mehronissa (GB) Ch.C. (IRE) - David Redvers Bloodstock - 500,000gns

Another Book 1 Bonus for Houghton Bloodstock

More Group Success for Houghton Bloodstock

Houghton Bloodstock Ascot 2019 Group 2 winner with Arizona

Houghton Bloodstock @Tattersalls October Sales

Book One

Lot 86 - Pivotal (GB) / Sallabeh (GB) B.F. - SOLD - Purchaser: Al Shaqab Racing : 200,000 Guineas

Lot 88 - Kodiac (GB) / Samira Gold (FR) B.F. - SOLD - Purchaser: Rabbah Bloodstock : 100,000 Guineas

Lot 95 - Sea The Stars (IRE) / Sayyedati Storm (USA) Ch.F. - SOLD - Purchaser: Broadhurst Agency : 240,000 Guineas

Lot 264 - Kingman (GB) / Blanche Dubawi (IRE) B.C. - SOLD - Purchaser: Roger Varian : 350,000 Guineas

Lot 383 - Oasis Dream (GB) / Galicuix (GB) B.C. - SOLD - Purchaser: Shadwell Estate Company : 200,000 Guineas

Lot 399 - Teofilo (IRE) / Hana Lina (GB) B.C. - SOLD - Purchaser: Crispin Estates : 120,000 Guineas

Lot 413 - Kingman (GB) / Indian Love Bird (GB) B.C. - SOLD - Purchaser: Joe Foley : 120,000 Guineas

Lot 494 - Kingman (GB) / Melody of Love (GB) B.F. - SOLD - Purchaser: Pattern Bloodstock : 75,000 Guineas

Book Two

Lot 575 - Night of Thunder (IRE) / Pencarrow (GB) B.C. - SOLD - Purchaser: Blandford Bloodstock : 20,000 Guineas

Lot 775 - Dutch Art (GB) / Tahirah (GB) Ch.F. - SOLD - Purchaser: David Simcock : 25,000 Guineas

Lot 875 - New Approach (IRE) / Al Baidaa (GB) Br.F. - SOLD - Purchaser: John & Jake Warren : 150,000 Guineas

Lot 939 - Zoffany (IRE) / Bahia Breeze (GB) B.C. - SOLD - Purchaser: The Hong Kong Jockey Club : 240,000 Guineas

2018 Ascot Sales

Houghton Bloodstock Consignment - Details

Lot 19 - Brazen Beau (AUS) / Sweet Wind Music (GB) B.F. - Full Details here..

Lot 108 - Due Diligence (USA) / Jules (IRE) B.C. - Full Details here..

Lot 120 - Dutch Art (GB) / Lovina (ITY) Ch.F. - Full Details here..

Lot 122 - Due Diligence (USA) / M'Selle (IRE) B.C. - Full Details here..

2018 Doncaster Premier Sales

Houghton Bloodstock completed another very successful 2018 Doncaster Premier sales with another yearling selling in the top 15 of the sales. LOT 259 a bay colt by Gleneagles was knocked down to Creighton Schwartz BS/J. Dance for £140,000. This quality yearling was always one of the favourites at Fox Farm and it was no surpise to see him fetch this price.

Lot 48 - Bay Colt - Kodiac (GB) x Luluti (IRE) - Purchaser: Hillen/Ryan - SOLD £45,000

Lot 60 - Bay Filly - Dark Angel (IRE) x Manaaber (USA)) - Purchaser: Tracey Kearney - SOLD £35,000

Lot 124 - Bay Colt - Gleneagles (IRE) x Native Picture (IRE) - Purchaser: Meah-Lloyd BS/M. Botti - SOLD £42,000

Lot 259 - Bay Filly - Gleneagles (IRE) x Sugar Mill (GB) - Purchaser: Creighton Schwartz BS/J. Dance - SOLD £140,000

Lot 368 - Ch Colt - Poet's Voice (GB) x Bukhoor (IRE) - Purchaser: JB Bloodstock - SOLD £25,000

More Black Type Success for Houghton Bloodstock

Queen of Bermuda, trained by William Haggas and part of the Houghton Bloodstock Breeze up sale consignment, won the Vallee D'auge Listed Stakes race at Deauville to add yet another black type success to horses produced at Fox Farm. This very smart filly has run some excellent races this year, including a fifth in a Group 3 race at Goodwood and it was only a matter of time before she collected some winning black type.

More Group Winners for Houghton Bloodstock

Houghton Bloodstock enjoyed another memorable weekend with horses raised at Fox Farm. Ravens Lady (Ravens Pass, Pivitol Lady (Pivitol), trained by Marco Botti won the Group 3 WILLIAM HILL SUMMER STAKES at York getting the better of William Haggis trained Pretty Baby. This lovely chesnut filly, built on her very good second in a listed race at Haydock in May and has been improving rapidly all season.

The weekend got even better for Houghton Bloodstock when another horse raised at Fox Farm, Euchen Glen, landed the prestigious £124,000 John Smith's Cup Handicap in emphatic style from Thundering Blue. This followed an excellent 2nd in the BETFRED NORTHUMBERLAND VASE HANDICAP at Newcastle a few weeks ago. Congratulations goes to owner/breeder Mr William Johnstone.

Houghton Bloodstock has Outstanding Breeze Up Sales

Breeze Up Sales Highlights

LOT 12 - Shamardal (USA) / Punita (USA) B.C. - Purchaser: Peter & Ross Doyle Bloodstock / Dean Ivory - SOLD 30,000 Guineas

LOT 120 - New Approach (IRE) / First City (GB) B.C. - Purchaser: Stroud Coleman Bloodstock - SOLD 130,000 Guineas

LOT 141 - Exceed And Excel (AUS) / Imperialistic Diva (IRE) B.F - Purchaser: John & Jake Warren - SOLD 230,000 Guineas

LOT 331 - Shamardal (USA) / Mount Elbrus (GB) B.F. - Purchaser: Stroud Coleman Bloodstock - 155,000 Guineas

Houghton Bloodstock had an outstanding Breeze Up Sales, with the highlight being LOT 141 the lovely Exceed and Excel filly out of the Haafhd mare Imperialistic Diva, who breezed exceptionally well and was finally knocked down to John & Jake Warren for 230,000 guineas. Update: The filly will be trained by William Haggas as we wish the owners all the success. With all Houghton's consignment breezing in great style it was little surprise that LOT 120, New Approach colt was keenly fought after and finally bought by Coleman Bloodstock for 130,000 guineas. Similarly, LOT 331, an imposing Shamardal filly, impressed the key watchers and attracted a lot of interest before again being bought by Stroud Coleman Bloodstock for 155,000 Guineas.

"The team did an outstanding job of getting the horses ready for the Breeze Up Sales" said owner Robin Sharp "All the horses looked in fantastic condition and it's a great testament to everyone in the team, I couldn't have been more pleased with the way 2018 has started but as usual it's all be down to the great team we have at Fox Farm" added Robin.

Houghton Bloodstock has Another Excellent Foaling Season

The 2018 foaling season was another excellent one at Fox Farm. Some outstanding foals have touched the ground and we will spend the next few months giving them all our expert care and attention. The weather hasn't been great this year, but we've still managed to get them out in the fields as much as we can, however, all the foals appear to be taking this all in their stride!

Houghton Bloodstock End of Season Message for 2017

Houghton Bloodstock would like to thank all our clients for another excellent year. We've ended the season in great style with a very successful Tattersalls sales season putting through some cracking yearlings, foals and mares. We wish you all a very successful 2018 and look forward to working with you and building on the success we've enjoyed in 2017.

2017 Tattersalls December Mares Sales

Houghton Bloodstock were the consignor of two outstanding mares at the Tattersalls December Mares sales with Privacy Order, by Azamour (IRE) x Confidential Lady (GB), fetching 425,000guineas, finally being sold to C Gordon-Watson Bloodstock. The other highlight of the sales for Houghton Bloodstock was the lovely grey mare Sutton Veny, Acclamation (GB) x Carabine (USA, who was finally sold to BBA Ireland.

Mares Sales Highlights

LOT 1700 - Privacy Order (GB) B.M. by Azamour (IRE) x Confidential Lady (GB) - Purchaser: C Gordon-Watson Bloodstock - SOLD 425,000 Guineas

LOT 1701 - Sutton Veny (IRE) Gr.M. by Acclamation (GB) x Carabine (USA) - Purchaser: BBA Ireland - SOLD 240,000 Guineas

LOT 1925 - Kassandra (IRE) B.F. by Dandy Man (IRE) x Gala Style (IRE) - Purchaser: Peter & Ross Doyle Bloodstock - SOLD 45,000 Guineas

LOT 2055 - Poppy Pivot (IRE) B.M. by Pivotal (GB) x Havin' A Good Time (IRE) - Purchaser: Jill Lamb Bloodstockd - SOLD 27,000 Guineas

2017 Tattersalls December Foal Sales

Foal Sales Highlights

LOT 330 - Outstrip (GB) / Gandini (GB) Ch.C. - Purchaser: Summus Equus - SOLD 20,000 Guineas

LOT 483 - Mayson (GB) / Surprise (IRE) B.C. - Purchaser: BBA Ireland - SOLD 24,000 Guineas

LOT 709 - No Nay Never (USA) / Lady Ederle (USA) B.C. - Purchaser: Fairway Partners - SOLD 65,000 Guineas

LOT 711 - Dabirsim (FR) / Louya (IRE) B/Gr.F. - Purchaser: Grove Stud - SOLD 60,000 Guineas

LOT 1048 - Exceed And Excel (AUS) / Shepherdia (IRE) B.F. - Purchaser: Emerald Bloodstock - SOLD 47,000 Guineas

LOT 1049 - Pivotal (GB) / Privacy Order (GB) B.C. - Purchaser: Andy Williams Bloodstock - SOLD 70,000 Guineas

LOT 1180 - Camelot (GB) / Artesana (GB) B.C. - Purchaser: TBA - SOLD 29,000 Guineas

LOT 1181 - Cable Bay (IRE) / Kibara (GB) B.C. - Purchaser: Norris Cole - SOLD 23,000 Guineas

LOT 1182 - Champs Elysees (GB) / Slieve (GB) B.F. - Purchaser: Brian Grassick Bloodstock - SOLD 50,000 Guineas

LOT 1250 - Poet's Voice (GB) / Songseeker (IRE) B.C. - Purchaser: Danesrath Stud - SOLD 25,000 Guineas

2017 Tattersalls October Yearlings - Book 4

Houghton Bloodstock were delighted to sell Lot 1978 - Equiano (FR) / Millsini (GB) Ch.F. to Jack Berry MBE (recently turned 80), a legend in the game and someone who has done an amazing amount of work for the Injured Joockeys Fund over the years.

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2017 Tattersalls October Yearlings - Book 3

Highlights: Norman Williamson goes to 42,000gns to buy 1746 a Havana Gold colt selling on behalf of breeder Glebe Farm Stud. "The sire has been going very well, I have another at home by him - I like them," said Williamson. "He will be back to breeze, he's a good-walking sort with a bit of scope. The mare has proven herself too."Reyamour (Azamour) has just had two runners to date, but her second foal, a filly by Canford Cliffs, Tata Pila has picked up Listed placed form in Italy.

Lot 1773: progeny by Farhh continues to appeal to buyers... Houghton Bloodstock's colt out of She Wolf, a half-sister to the Irish 1,000 Guineas-placed Oh Goodness Me, sells for 40,000gns to Stroud Coleman Bloodstock. It is the further family of the dual champion filly Lemon Souffle

Latest News from Tattersalls:

Book Three

Lot 1357- Swiss Spirit (GB) / Midnight Bahia (IRE) B.C. - SOLD - Purchaser: Gianluca Verricelli : 10,000 Guineas

Lot 1380 - Dawn Approach (IRE) / Oxsana (GB) B.C. - SOLD - Purchaser: NP Littmoden : 36,000 Guineas

Lot 1477 - Poet's Voice (GB) / Umneyati (GB) Ch.C. - SOLD - Purchaser: Crisford Racing : 50,000 Guineas

Lot 1496 - Slade Power (IRE) / A Star In My Eye (IRE) Ch.C. - SOLD - Purchaser: Andrew Oliver : 16,000 Guineas

Lot 1578 - Garswood (GB) / Delta Diva (USA) B.C. - SOLD - Purchaser: Greenhills Farm : 22,000 Guineas

Lot 1613- Equiano (FR) / Faldal (GB) Ch.C. - SOLD - Purchaser: David Easterby : 12,000 Guineas

Lot 1720 - Equiano (FR) / Perle d'Or (IRE) B.F. - SOLD - Purchaser: Perle D'or Partnership : 7,000 Guineas

Lot 1744 - Universal (IRE) / Regal Sultana (GB) Ch.C. - SOLD - Purchaser: George Margarson Racing : 10,000 Guineas

Lot 1746 - Havana Gold (IRE) / Reyamour (GB) B.C. - SOLD - Purchaser: Margaret O'Toole (Ire) : 42,000 Guineas

2017 Tattersalls October Yearlings - Book 2

Latest News from Tattersalls:

Book Two

Lot 508 - Kyllachy (GB) / Inagh River (GB) Ch.F. - SOLD - Purchaser: Hamish Macauley (P.S.) : 12,500 Guineas

Lot 514 - Toronado (IRE) / Infamous Angel (GB) B.C. - SOLD - Purchaser: JDW Bethell : 30,000 Guineas

Lot 584 - Showcasing (GB) / Looks All Right (IRE) Ch.F. - SOLD - Purchaser: Amanda Skiffington/John Guest Racing : 135,000 Guineas

Lot 685- Kyllachy (GB) / Night Affair (GB) B.F. - SOLD - Purchaser: H Candy : 40,000 Guineas

Houghton Bloodstock @ Tattersalls October Sales

Houghton Bloodstock are having an excellent Book 1 sales with the three New Approach lots. There was a good deal of interest in Lot 314, a fine New Approach bay colt, out of the Dubai Destination mare Ahla Wasahl and own brother to GENERALSHIP. This fine looking colt was finally knocked down to Richard Knight Bloodstock for 100,000 guineas. Rabbah Bloodstock were all over LOT 315, a quality chestnut colt by Dawn Approach, out of the Excel and Excel mare Al Daidaa. This lovely moving strong colt was finally sold for 180,000 guineas. The star so far for Houghton Bloodstock in Book 1 was LOT 344 the outstanding bay colt by New Approach out of the Dubawi mare Arsaadi. This colt is an own brother to the very progressive HEY GAMAN winner of 3 races and £45,841 including Denford Washington Singer Stakes, Newbury, LISTED, and placed twice including second in the Champagne Stakes, Doncaster, GROUP 2. Godolphin where always extemely interested in this outstanding colt and went to 240,000 to secure the new Dubawi, Galileo family string being built up.

Latest News from Tattersalls Book 1 Sales:

Book One

Lot 67 - Sea The Moon (GER) / Lovina (ITY) B.C. - SOLD - Purchaser: Abdulla Ahmad Al Shaikh : 22,000 Guineas

Lot 107 - Dark Angel (IRE) / Moma Lee (GB) Gr.F. - SOLD - Purchaser: Jamie Lloyd : 55,000 Guineas

Lot 113 - Shamardal (USA) / Mount Elbrus (GB) B.F. - SOLD - Purchaser: Hugo Palmer : 70,000 Guineas

Lot 154 - Dutch Art (GB) / Privacy Order (GB) B.C. - SOLD - Purchaser: Mark Johnston Racing : 57,000 Guineas

Lot 243 - Camelot (GB) / Spritza (IRE) B.F. - SOLD - 90,000 Guineas

Lot 314 - New Approach (IRE) / Ahla Wasahl (GB) B.C. - SOLD - Purchaser: Richard Knight Bloodstock : 100,000 Guineas

Lot 315 - Dawn Approach (IRE) / Al Baidaa (GB) Ch.C. - SOLD - Purchaser: Rabbah Bloodstock : 180,000 Guineas

Lot 344 - New Approach (IRE) / Arsaadi (IRE) B.C. - SOLD - Purchaser: Godolphin : 240,000 Guineas

Lot 365 - Born To Sea (IRE) / Bella Bella (IRE) Ch.C. - SOLD - Purchaser: Roger Charlton : 40,000 Guineas

Lot 368 - Australia (GB) / Blanche Dubawi (IRE) B.C. - SOLD - Purchaser: Rabbah Bloodstock : 65,000 Guineas

Houghton Bloodstock sell Top Lot as Ascot Sales

Houghton Bloodstock were the top consignors at the 2017 Ascot September sales with seven lots under the hammer. Houghton also produced the top selling yearling at the sale LOT 89 a really nice brown colt by Sepoy out of the Act One mare Anosti.

First foal on the ground for Grade 1 hero Outstrip

GRADE 1 hero Outstrip has his first foal on the ground in the shape of a filly born at Fox Farm on Tuesday.

The new arrival is out of Mark Johnston's Group 3-placed mare Tiffany Diamond, from the family of Cherry Hinton Stakes heroine Nasseem.

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Robin Sharp said: "I'm delighted with our grey filly out of the winning and Group-placed mare Tiffany Diamond. She is of very good size, good bone and has a lot of quality."

A six-year-old son of Exceed And Excel, Outstrip was trained by Charlie Appleby to win two races including the Group 2 Champagne Stakes and the Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf as a two-year-old.

At three, he finished third in the St James's Palace Stakes to Kingman at Royal Ascot.

Yet Another BOOK 1 Bonus for Houghton Bloodstock!!

Another great result for Houghton Bloodstock last night as Hugo Palmer-trained OMEROS won the £25,000 Tattersalls October Book 1 Bonus at Chelmsford City Racecourse bringing the Houghton Bloodstock total to four BONUS winners, two more than the next best. The victory for OMEROS in the toteexacta Maiden Stakes, under the guidance of this year’s Champion Jockey Jim Crowley, saw the son of POET’S VOICE, who was very well bought by Amanda Skiffington for just 50,000 guineas at Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, earned a total of £36,466 on debut for his owner Chris Humber.

OMEROS is out of the winning SILVER HAWK mare CARIBBEAN PEARL, a half-sister to Group 3 Criterion Stakes winner RACER FOREVER and from the family of Champion two year old filly TIGGY WIGGY who was sold at last year’s Tattersalls December Mares Sale to MV Magnier for 2.1 million guineas.

Strong Start to Book 2 sales for Houghton Bloodstock at Tattersalls

Latest News Book 2 - Tattersalls:

Following on from an excellent book 1, Houghton Bloodstock had a strong star to book 2 with both the first two lots fetching over 70,000 guineas. LOT 595 - Cape Cross (IRE) / Dubai Cyclone (USA) B.F. was knocked down to Stuart Williams for 70,000 Guineas. This daughter of Cape Cross was always a really nice filly and it will be interesting to see how she progresses. LOT 603 - Exceed And Excel (AUS) / Eclaircie (IRE) a really nice bay colt was sold to Shadwell Estate Company for 75,000 Guineas.

Excellent Book 1 sales for Houghton Bloodstock at Tattersalls

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Lot 341 - Camelot (GB) / Spritza (IRE) B.C. - 300,000 Guineas

Houghton Bloodstock top lot for book 1

Houghton Bloodstock finished the final day of the Book 1 sales at Tattersalls in great style with the final sale of the consignment, Lot 533 - Shamardal (USA) / Chiosina (IRE) B.C. fetching 180,000 Guineas being finally knocked down to Sun Bloodstock. Houghton's excellent crop of book one yearlings surpassed the 1 million guineas barrier with the final sale. The outstanding Camelot colt was the star of the consignment fetching 300,000 Guineas, finally being knocked down to Amanda Skiffington. This compliments the other two outstanding Houghton produced colts LOT 71 the half brother to 2000 Guineas Galileo Gold who fetched 220,000 Guineas and LOT 263 a Pivotal colt who fetched 150,000 guineas. Other highlights for Houghton so far were LOT 15 - Exceed And Excel (AUS) / Dixie Belle (GB) B.F being sold for 70,000 guineas, Lot 217 - Dark Angel (IRE) / Mundus Novus (USA) Gr.C. sold for 77,000 guineas and Lot 365 - Dutch Art (GB) / Tahirah (GB) Ch.C. selling for 75,000 Guineas. Day 1 & 2 stats - 10 lots sold for 1,147,000 guineas - average 114,700 guineas.

Book One

Lot 15 - Exceed And Excel (AUS) / Dixie Belle (GB) B.F - SOLD - Purchaser: Grove Stud : 70,000 Guineas

Lot 71 - Champs Elysees (GB) / Galicuix (GB) Ch.C. - SOLD - Purchaser: Blandford Bloodstock : 220,000 Guineas

Lot 217 - Dark Angel (IRE) / Mundus Novus (USA) Gr.C. - SOLD - Purchaser: Peter & Ross Doyle Bloodstock : 77,000 Guineas

Lot 263 - Pivotal (GB) / Privacy Order (GB) B.C. - SOLD - Purchaser: Will Edmeades Bloodstock : 150,000 Guineas

Lot 341 - Camelot (GB) / Spritza (IRE) B.C. - SOLD - Purchaser: Amanda Skiffington : 300,000 Guineas

Lot 365 - Dutch Art (GB) / Tahirah (GB) Ch.C. - SOLD - Purchaser: Barberini Bloodstock : 75,000 Guineas

Lot 533 - Shamardal (USA) / Chiosina (IRE) B.C. - SOLD - Purchaser: Sun Bloodstock : 180,000 Guineas

Houghton Bloodstock Leading the Way!!

Houghton Bloodstock leading the way

Houghton Bloodstock Consignment at 2016 Doncaster Premier Yearling Sales

Houghton Bloodstock have produced an outstanding crop of yearlings for both the 2016 Doncaster Premier Yearling Sale and the Silver Yearling Sale. For full details of the Houghton Bloodstock consignment visit out Doncaster Premier Yearling sales page.

First Foals of 2016 Arrive at Fox Farm

The first foals of the year have arrived at Fox Farm. The first foal born for 2016 was a really nice colt by Showcasing (Oasis Dream — Arabesque by Zafonic) out of Adaptability (Mastercraftsman (IRE) — Sierra by Dr Fong). Congratulations go to Mr Ward at Longview Stud. Hot on his heels was a lovely filly by Lope de Vega (Shamardal (USA)  (8.1f) — Lady Vettori /Vettori) out of the mare Demi Voix (Halling (USA)  (10.8f) — Quarter Note (USA) (Danehill (USA). The most recent foal to arrive is a cracking chestnut colt by Poets Voice (Dubawi (IRE) — Bright Tiara (USA) /Chief´s Crown (USA) out of the the lovely mare Melody of Love - Haafhd — Tamzin/Hernando (FR). We wish Mrs Good every success with her new colt. Melody of Love will now go to Kingman.

Houghton Bloodstock End of Season Message

Houghton Bloodstock would like to thank all our clients for another excellent year. We've ended the season in great style with a very successful Tattersalls sales season putting through some cracking yearlings, foals and mares. We wish you all a very successful 2016 and look forward to working with you and building on the success we've enjoyed in 2015.

Houghton Bloodstock Top Doncaster Premier Sales

Houghton Bloodstock, who produced an outstanding crop of yearlings, topped the charts at the Doncaster Premier Sales with Lot 286 - Paco Boy x Galicuix (Own-sister to Gr.2 Vintage Stakes winner Galileo Gold) selling for £280,000 to Tony Nerses for owner and long time client Colin Murfitt. Full story at the Racing Post website. Houghton Bloodstock's outstanding day also included Lot 321 - Poet's Voice x Hunter's Fortune (USA) - being knocked down to John Ferguson Bloodstock Ltd for £140,000 and Lot 272 - Sepoy (AUS) x Fen Guest sold to Gary Mudgway Bloodstock for £50,000. For full sales results see our Doncaster Premier sales page.

Houghton Bloodstock completed a hugely successful 2015 Doncaster sales season with another outstanding yearling selling in the top 10 of the Silver Yearling sales the following day. LOT 586 a bay colt by Royal Applauce was knocked down to Hillen & Ryan for £30,000. This quality yearling was always one of the favourites at Fox Farm and it was no surpise to see him fetch this price. This purchase helped put Houghton Bloodstock third in the top ten consignors at the Silver Yearling Sales

More Group Success for Houghton Bloodstock

A great week on the racecourse was rounded off with more Group success for horses raised at Fox Farm. Ottone, a chesnut colt by Dutch Art held off all challengers in the PREMIO PRIMI PASSI (GROUP 3) (2YO) to win in style from Lucan Sweet and Hortos. This followed the successes of Wekeyll - by Exceed And Excel - winner of the MONEY BACK IF FEDERER WINS WIMBLEDON MAIDEN STAKES at Windsor from Maybe Definitely, this after showing lots of promise on his first outing. Congratulations goes to breeder Paul Rogers. The hat trick of wins for horses raised by Houghton Bloodstock was completed by Pucon who came out on top in the CGG HANDICAP at Lingfield Park for the sixth win of his career.

Success for Houghton Clients and Ourselves

Congratulations goes to Erica Bass with Imperial Link, trained by Paul Cole, winning the GEORGE SMITH HORSEBOXES CLAIMING STAKES by a comfortable 2L from Orlando Rogue a Salisbury.

Houghton Bloodstock were also in the winners enclosure when Luv U, trained by Micheal Appleby and ridden by Andrew Mullen, won the Totesport Handicap at Chelmsford by 2 1/2 lengths from Hold Firm. This 3yr old bay Filly is now in foal to the very exciting young stallion Sepoy but will stay in training for the next few months.

Foal Season Completes with Great Success

With only one mare left to foal, it has been another great foaling season for Houghton Bloodstock. We would again like to thank all our clients for the quality of mares, which has been even higher than previous years, and we look forward to taking care of this years cracking crop over the coming months getting them ready for later in the year.

We are now concentrating on the yearlings and getting them ready for the big sales later in the year.

First Foal Arrives for 2015

Congratulations go to our friend and client Leon Vaessen whose lovely mare Songseeker (Oasis Dream) produced the first foal to be born at Fax Farm in 2015. She had a cracking colt by Dream Ahead, picture below, and we wish Leon all the very best with his new arrival.

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