The Grey Panel


€445,000 Qatar-bound Esteve Tops 2018 Summer Sale

The second day of the Summer Sale comprising breeding stock and horses in training returned an aggregate of €4,078,000 and average price of €25,573, both on a par with the same session a year ago, while the clearance rate was a healthy 85%.

Cumulated figures for the two-day sale also held steady against their 2017 counterparts with total turnover reaching €7,467,700 (+4%) and average price of €26,566 (-4%) for a 73% clearance.

Agent Gérard Larrieu made a significant contribution to the sale's turnover in a small amount of time, offering €345,000 for MASTERPIECE (lot 389) and €445,000 for ESTEVE (lot 395) minutes later.

The former came from the yard of André Fabre with a pair of Listed placings from four starts this term and a rating of 98 to his name. This son of Matercraftsman will swap the colours of Ballymore Thoroughbreds for those of Shael bin Khalifa Al Kuwari, one of Qatar's most prominent owners who notably won the HH The Emir's Trophy in 2016 and 2018 courtesy of fellow Arqana purchase THE BLUE EYE.

Archived General News Stories



ARGENTINA
Jump Start Garners 50th Stakes Winner Bloodhorse


AUSTRALIA
Street Cry Mare Tops Second Session of Inglis Sale Bloodhorse
Highland Reel to Swettenham for Southern Season Bloodhorse
Group 1-Placed Gypsy Diamond Tops Chairman's Sale Bloodhorse


BRAZIL
Emcee Sold, Heading to Brazil Bloodhorse


CANADA
Long On Value gives Cox repeat win in Highlander Stakes DRF
Wonder Gadot beats heat to win $1 million Queen's Plate New Zealand Herald


CHINA
China Moves Toward Allowing Racing in Hainan Bloodhorse all news


FRANCE
Kew Gardens Fends Off Challengers to Win Prix de Paris Bloodhorse all news
€445,000 Qatar-bound Esteve Tops 2018 Summer Sale T'internet
Half-Brother to SILVINIACO CONTI sets new record price for a store T'internet
Laurens Emerges Victorious in French Oaks Bloodhorse
Study of Man Triumphs in French Derby Bloodhorse
Study of Man´s Arc odds shorten after victory in French Derby Guardian
Olmedo Prevails at ParisLongchamp Bloodhorse


HONG KONG
Hong Kong Jockey Club Hikes Purses Across the Board Bloodhorse all news
Pakistan Star stellar in Queen Elizabeth II Cup DRF
Ping Hai Star Rolls to Victory in Hong Kong Derby Bloodhorse


INTERNATIONAL
Experts at ARC: Illegal Betting Enormous Threat Bloodhorse all news
Gene Doping Threat Discussed at Asian Racing Conference Bloodhorse all news


IRELAND
Look back on the world record breaking Derby Sale 2018 racingfixtures.co.uk
Brothers bask in Derby glory Irish Independent
Sparkman: The next king of Coolmore DRF
Joseph O´Brien´s Latrobe guided to Irish Derby triumph by the trainer´s brother Donnacha Irish Independent
Record Price at Tattersalls Ireland Derby Sale Bloodhorse
Dee Ex Bee Looms Large in Irish Derby Bloodhorse
De Sousa partners 'Bee' as O'Brien's 'Lily' blooms Irish Independent
O'Brien confident that 'Saxon' can bounce back Irish Independent


JAPAN
Real Steel Retired, to Shadai Stallion Station for 2019 Bloodhorse
Mikki Rocket Holds Off Werther in Takarazuka Kinen Bloodhorse all news
Werther Tackles Japanese Runners in Takarazuka Kinen Bloodhorse


NEW ZEALAND
Lazarus sold to North American syndicate New Zealand Herald


SAUDI ARABIA
Proposed Saudi Arabian Race Could Rival Pegasus Purse Bloodhorse all news


SOUTH AFRICA
Graded Race Review 14th July RacingSA
Twice Over The Moon Sporting Post
Vodacom Durban July Racecard Is Here Sporting Post
R1 Million Captain Al Tops Klawervlei Sale Sporting Post


SOUTH KOREA
Breeders' Cup Marathon winner Afleet Again dies in Korea DRF


UNITED KINGDOM
Aidan O´Brien aims U S Navy Flag at Everest after July Cup ascent Guardian
Lethal Steps Tops Final Day of Tattersalls July Sale Bloodhorse
Alpha Centauri impresses again in Falmouth Stakes DRF
John Dunlop obituary Guardian
Frankie Dettori to appeal against King George and Glorious Goodwood ban Guardian
Two Lots Top 100,000 Guineas on Second Day of July Sale T'internet
Fireworks on Opening Day of Tattersalls July Sale T'internet
Roaring Lion Defeats Saxon Warrior in Coral-Eclipse Bloodhorse all news
Group 1 Winner Merchant Navy Retired to Stud Bloodhorse
Roaring Lion defies Aidan O´Brien team tactics to win Eclipse Guardian
John Dunlop, Classic-winning trainer, dies aged 78 Guardian
Sir Michael Stoute may run Royal Ascot winner Eqtidaar in July Cup Guardian
Merchant Navy Takes Diamond Jubilee by a Head Bloodhorse all news
Merchant Navy survives rough passage to win Diamond Jubilee at Royal Ascot Guardian
Alpha Centauri Sets Track Record in Coronation Stakes Bloodhorse
Frankel offspring enjoying big week at Royal Ascot DRF
Alpha Centauri stamps her class on Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot Guardian
Royal Ascot 2018 Racenews fourth day racingfixtures.co.uk
Owner Nielsen Cool on Bonus Bid for Stradivarius Bloodhorse all news
Ward Filly Shang Shang Shang Tops Males in Norfolk Bloodhorse all news
Poet's Word Makes Prince of Wales's Statement Bloodhorse


URUGUAY
Roman Rosso Scores in Latinoamericano Bloodhorse


USA
Golden Brown Upsets Kent Stakes for First Graded Win Bloodhorse
Elate Much the Best in Delaware Handicap Bloodhorse
Entries Up at Fasig-Tipton New York-bred Yearling Sale Bloodhorse
255 Yearlings Entered for Fasig-Tipton's Saratoga Sale Bloodhorse
Oscar Performance to Retire to Mill Ridge Farm for 2019 Bloodhorse
Catholic Boy Stymies Analyze It Again in Belmont Derby Bloodhorse
Athena Reigns Supreme in Belmont Oaks Bloodhorse
Funtastic leads all the way to win United Nations at 23-1 DRF
152 Initial Entries for F-T Horses of Racing Age Sale Bloodhorse
Graded Stakes Winner Untrapped Euthanized Bloodhorse
Graded Stakes Producer Radiant Flower Dies at 31 Bloodhorse all news
Prominent Horseman Olin B. Gentry Dies at Age 51 Bloodhorse
Oscar Performance Sets Track Record in Poker Stakes Bloodhorse
Breeders' Cup Elects 20 Members Bloodhorse
Justify Connections Plan to Appear at Equestricon Bloodhorse all news
OBS June Sale Highlighted by Scat Daddy's Last Crop Bloodhorse
Triple Crown Winner Justify Returns to Training Bloodhorse
Two Triple Crowns for Yearlings Offered at Auction Bloodhorse
Belmont Card Generates Second-Highest NYRA Handle Bloodhorse
hhh Bloodhorse


ZIMBABWE
Spies Rules In Zimbabwe Sporting Post