Zarak Share Tops Tattersalls Online January Sale at 350,000 Guineas
The Tattersalls Online January Sale was topped by a stallion share in ZARAK, one of Europe’s most exciting young stallions, which sold for 350,000 guineas to Blandford Bloodstock’s Tom Goff on behalf of Chasemore Farm. There has been fierce demand to secure a share in the stallion in recent months following the success of his progeny on the racetrack including the Group 1 Prix de Diane second LA PARISIENNE, and the Group winners PURPLEPAY, SIRJAN, BAIYKARA, LAVELLO, and LIZAID.
Following the sale, Goff commented on securing the share:
“I’m delighted to have secured the share in ZARAK on behalf of Chasemore Farm. Andrew and Jane Black have a number of mares that they would like to send to France to be covered by ZARAK over the next few seasons so, after some discussion, the decision was to give it a go.”
“The sire has done tremendously well so far. At 11% stakes winners to runners and 68% winners to runners to date, his statistics sit comfortably with DUBAWI’s other successful sons NIGHT OF THUNDER and NEW BAY at the same stage. In addition to his stakes winners, ZARAK has also sired LA PARISIENNE, who was second in the Prix de Diane, so I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before he sires his first Group 1 winner.”
“The fact that he is managed by Georges Rimaud at Haras de Bonneval is another massive plus for me personally. We have first-hand experience of their stallion syndicates - they are absolutely blue chip and are exceptionally well managed.”
Going on to comment on purchasing via the Tattersalls Online platform, he added:
“The online sales platform lends itself extremely well to the sale of stallion shares and breeding rights. Everything is very clear and well laid out on the Tattersalls website with complete access to syndicate contracts and other Terms and Conditions - this gives clients and agents extra confidence in the whole process.”
The second highest-priced lot was a breeding right in Whitsbury Manor Stud’s HAVANA GREY. Sparking the interest of several bidders, the breeding right was ultimately secured by Heather Raw for 105,000 guineas. Now entering his fifth season at stud, HAVANA GREY was the leading European first crop sire in 2022 with 16% stakes performers to runners highlighted by Group 3 winners RUMSTAR, EDDIE’S BOY and LADY HOLLYWOOD, as well as Listed winners SHOULDVEBEENARING and CUBAN MISTRESS.
Breeding rights were also sold in other promising sires including the National Stud’s TIME TEST, secured by WebBloodstock for 32,000 guineas and in up and coming stallion HARRY ANGEL secured by Stephen Hillen for 30,000 guineas. Breeding rights in Darley’s TERRITORIES and PROFITABLE realised 16,000 guineas and 11,000 guineas respectively, and a breeding right to the recently relocated RIBCHESTER realised 9,000 guineas to the bid of Coastal Jewel Bloodstock.
Robyn Brisland’s Danebury Racing Stables offered the lightly raced WHOZATGIRL as Lot 34 in the sale which attracted a winning bid of 20,000 guineas from Jimmy Chua. The 4YO ESTIDHKAAR mare had been placed in both of her bumper starts to date and is a half-sister to no less than eleven winners.
The Tattersalls Online January Sale realised turnover of 656,500 guineas and an average of 21,177 guineas. The sale attracted over 180 registered bidders from across the United Kingdom and Ireland, as well as the Middle East, France, Italy, Sweden and Germany.
Unsold lots remain available for purchase through the Make An Offer facility of the Tattersalls Online platform with offers and enquiries welcome via email and phone to the Tattersalls Online team.
The next Tattersalls Online sale will take place on 15th - 16th February. The sale is open to all types of entries including Horses In/Out of Training, Mares, Yearlings, Point to Pointers, Stores, Breeding Rights and Stallion Shares. Further enquiries about the Tattersalls Online sales are welcome by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.