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.

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

Latest News from Tattersalls:

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.