Purchased at the Tattersalls Guineas Breeze Up Sale by Blandford Bloodstock for 27,000 gns. A fine big colt, by second season stallion Mayson who has made a great start to his stallion career as the sire of 5 Stakes winners in 2017. This colt did a good breeze, in a good time, showing a likeable attitude. He is the half brother to multiple winners Miss Van Gogh and Poster Girl. He is a horse for races over 7 Furlongs to 1 Mile this year and has plenty of scope to progress as a 3 year old.
Purchased at the Tattersalls Book 2 by Blandford Bloodstock for 38,000 gns. A gorgeous colt by the tough Mukhadram who Archie worked with at William Haggas’. He represents excellent value considering the strength of the market in Newmarket. Mukhadram was an incredibly tough and consistent racehorse who won the Eclipse (Group 1) at Sandown and was second in the Prince of Wales (Group 1) at Royal Ascot and the Dubai World Cup (Group 1) at Meydan. Like his father, this colt will take plenty of time and come in to his own as a 3 year old.
Purchased at Tattersalls Book 3 with Blandford Bloodstock for 22,000 gns. She is a lovely, scopey filly with powerful hind quarters and looks quick. Her Sire Epaulette was a dual Group One winner in Australlia and has had a good first year with his 2 year olds with 17 individual winners on the board so far.She is a half-sister to the good sprinters Son of Africa and King Robert and looks in the same mould as them.
Purchased at the Goffs UK Premier Yearling Sale by Blandford Bloodstock for £42,000. A good moving Colt by a stallion that Archie is particularly keen on who has had a good start with his first 2 year olds in the USA. Data Link himself was a top class, Grade One winning miler in America and is by the all conquering War Front whose progeny have made such an impact over the last few years in Europe. He looks like a 6/7 Furlong 2 year old with the size and scope to train on as a 3yo.
Purchased at the Goffs Sportsmans Sale by Blandford Bloodstock for €18,000. An athletic filly by first season sire Battle of Marengo who was placed in an Epsom Derby and an Irish Derby. A February born filly out of a Gone West mare who has had two winners from her first two runners, she looks a mid-summer 2yo for next year. She has plenty of black type on her page and is a lovely filly to have in the yard, by a stallion who is producing quality stock.
Purchased at this year’s Goffs UK Premier Yearling Sale in Doncaster by Blandford Bloodstock for £26000. A Swiss Spirit colt out of a Statue of Liberty mare, he is bred to be very quick. Swiss Spirit has had an excellent first season with his 2 year old’s including our own Arden Pearl who was an impressive winner of a Windsor Novice. A good walking, racey individual, he should be out early and give his owners a lot of fun this year.
Purchased at this year’s Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale by Blandford Bloodstock for €37000. A gorgeous, athletic colt by this year’s outstanding first season sire Society Rock. He is a half brother to this years 2 year old Listed winner Fundeghe. This colt will be an exciting 2 year old and has plenty of scope going forwards. We are delighted to have secured more progeny of the ill fated Society Rock, especially after the great year that his son Corinthia Knight and daughter So Hi Society have had for the yard. This colt looks well placed to follow in their footsteps.
Purchased at this year’s Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale by Blandford Bloodstock for €35000. A February foaled colt by Footstepsinthesand out of a Grand Lodge mare, he is a half brother to a 2 year old winner and should make up into a mid-season 2 year old who will come in to his own at 3. We were delighted to secure him for good value at a sale where trade was very strong and he will be great fun for his owners.