Brightwells Arabian Racehorse Sale 24th August:

A better selection of horses than last year from Darley saw prices rise noticeably, there were some exceptional pedigrees on offer.

Of the 45 available only six were led out unsold and one of them was an exceptionally well bred un-raced four year old colt called “Kench” by Triple Crown Winner and Champion sire Bengali D’Albret out of Group 1 Hatta Stakes Heroine Kenithra, who is half sister to dual Desert Storm winner Khairouan and who’s daughter Kolver was narrowly beaten into third in the Group 1 Hatta Stakes this year. Top Lot of the day was the blue blooded seven year old stallion “Sunbeam Al Maury”, a winner of two of his starts including a Group 2 and placed in Group company. His pedigree is outstanding as he is by Group 1 Dubai Stakes winner Dormane who is Champion Group sire and his dam line traces to Nerva Du Cassou – dam of Nizam who won the Group 1 Zaabeel Stakes at Newbury this year, and also Naiada Al Maury – dam of Nez D’Or winner of the Kahayla Classic in Dubai (Arabian World Cup). He was sold to the Park House Stud from Ireland for 3,000 gns.

A lot of the horses sold were bought by endurance enthusiasts as it is a fairly safe assumption that a horse who can withstand race training will be able to withstand the rigors of endurance racing. Jackie Hutchings secured the aptly named “Take A Chance” a nice five year old Bengali D’Albret filly out of a well bred Russian mare whose dam line traces to Russian Classic winners Tron, Tibet, Tema, Takt and Volt, for 2,000 gns for her Mellway Arabian Stud. One of the nicest lots of sale was Lot 146 “Sing Me A Song”, an athletic Tidjani filly out of the good broodmare Sinka who is half sister to Champion Stayer Sambist and who has already bred a winner in the UK – “Noble Storm”, she was sold to Mr. Davison for 2,000 gns and will go in to training with his daughter Sam Davison next year. Linda Cross acquired recent impressive Southwell maiden winner “Almost All” for 2,200 gns to add to her decent pair of fillies. Glen Kiff went to 1,400 gns to secure “Edjalie” a nice Bengali D’Albret filly from the dam line of Arawak D’Aroco who was Champion three year old in France. Derek Christopher Bloodstock secured two nice mares; “Custom Made” a five year old filly by Khairouan out of Qatar Mares Championship Group 1 winner Mesange Al Maury for 1,500 gns and “Karama Al Mels” a six year old un-raced broodmare by Dormane out of a mare from the family of Farouk Al Mels who won the Prix Denouste and the Prix Fleur D’Avril Group 2, and Iska Al Mels who won the Trophee des Ecuries Royales and the Prix Cheri Bibi. Angela Colledge secured “Sateer” on behalf of the Zayin Arabian Stud for 1,200 gns, a well made un-raced four year old filly by Vadeer who won scores of races in the UK and UAE and set course records at Market Rasen, Lingfield and Folkestone. The dam is a Samsheik mare called Satin Sheiks who won her only start in America over five furlongs at Tampa Bay; she has already bred a winner and is from the family of multiple Stakes winner Tahoe Knights.


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