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The feature race of this 16th meeting – The Prestigious Reunion Island Mauritius Derby Cup (Group 1), final leg of the 4 year-old Championship – went the way of Roman Manner, who gave his jockey – Daniel Moor – his first win in a main contest in Mauritius.

Taking the lead from the word go, Roman Manner was not troubled throughout, winning ahead of hot favourite Top Jet (Brandon Lerena).

Independence (Marco van Rensburg) was a solid 3rd, ahead of Dustan (Jeanot Bardottier).

Breednet – Media Release – Monday, 18 May 2015

Hampton Court, Redoute’s Choice’s track record-breaking winner of this season’s Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes, has been retired and will stand the 2015 breeding season at the new Spendthrift Australia in Victoria.

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Hampton Court becomes the first colonial horse announced to stand at Spendthrift Australia, and the regally-bred three-year-old colt will participate in the farm’s renowned Share The Upside Program at a fee of $11,000 Inc GST. He will also be offered at $8,800 Inc GST on a standard live foal contract in 2015.

“We are thrilled to be able to stand Hampton Court at Spendthrift Australia in our inaugural season,” said B. Wayne Hughes, owner of Spendthrift Australia.

“It was important for us to bring in a colonial horse that will be exciting for breeders. He’s a record-breaking, Group 1-winning son of sire of sires Redoute’s Choice, and we’re looking forward to sharing him with the Australian breeders through our Share The Upside Program.”

A $500,000 Australia Easter yearling purchase by International Bloodstock agent John Warren, Hampton Court placed on debut behind future multiple Group 1 and Group 2 winner Brazen Beau, before becoming a winner as a two-year-old. This season at three, Hampton Court won the Dulcify Handicap, defeating stakes horses Bachman, Scratch Me Lucky and Thunder Lady. Just one week later, he went on to score his biggest career triumph in the form of a 2.3-length win in the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes, setting a new track record at Royal Randwick and defeating Group 1 winner First Seal, along with GroupwinnersValentia,Panzer Division, and Sweynesse.

By Redoute’s Choice, Hampton Court is out of the stakes-winning Broken Vow (US) mare Roses ‘n’ Wine (CAN), and he hails from the female family of champion race mare Makybe Diva, sale topper and Group 2 winner Musket, and stakes winners Valkyrie Diva and La Amistad. Trained by Gai Waterhouse, Hampton Court retires sound with earnings of $398,230.

Share The Upside is a straightforward, breeder-friendly program. There are a limited number of opportunities per stallion, and the offer is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Breeders can secure a spot with a $275 Inc GST one-time deposit, and then sign two stands and nurses contracts to breed a mare in 2015 and 2016. Once two foals have been produced and the stud fees have been paid on both live foals, the breeder earns a lifetime breeding right starting as early as the 2017 breeding season. The breeding right continues annually and throughout the breeding life of the stallion, and there are no further expenses to the breeder.

For more information about Hampton Court, or to learn about how Spendthrift Australia’s Share The Upside Program can help you, please contact Garry Cuddy at +61 410 451 595 or gcuddy@spendthriftfarm.com, or visit www.SpendthriftAustralia.com .

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Spendthrift Farm announced this morning that they will stand the record-breaking Group One winner Hampton
Court (Redoute’s Choice) at their new property in Victoria this season.

Winner of the Spring Champion Stakes (Gr 1, 2000m), Hampton Court becomes the first colonial horse
announced to stand at the farm, and the son of Redoute’s Choice (Danehill) will be offered as
part of the farm’s Share The Upside Program at a fee of $11,000 (inc GST) and at a fee of $8,800
(inc GST) on a standard live foal contract in 2015.

“We are thrilled to be able to stand Hampton Court at Spendthrift Australia in our inaugural season,”
said B Wayne Hughes, owner of Spendthrift Australia.

“It was important for us to bring in a colonial horse that will be exciting for breeders. He’s a record-breaking,
Group 1-winning son of sire of sires Redoute’s Choice, and we’re looking forward to sharing him with the Australian
breeders through our Share The Upside Program.”

A $500,000 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale purchase,Hampton Court was trained by Gai Waterhouse and retires the winner
of three of his 15 starts and $398,230 in prize money.
A winner over 1400 metres at two, Hampton Court returned the following spring and took out the Dulcify Handicap (Listed, 1600m)
en route to his Group One victory in the Spring Champion Stakes where he defeated the Group One winner First Seal (Fastnet Rock) by
two and a quarter lengths, setting a new track record.

He is out of the Listed winning mare Roses ‘N’ Wine, herself a daughter of the four-time winner Regent’s Fancy (Vice Regent), the
dam of seven winners including the stakes winners Pete’s Fancy (Peteski) and Byzantine (Quiet American). This is also the further
family of the Champion in Makybe Diva (Desert King).

Spendthrift Farm’s Share The Upside program is a straightforward, breeder-friendly program. There are a limited number of opportunities
per stallion, and the offer is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Breeders can secure a spot with a $275 Inc GST one-time deposit,
and then sign two stands and nurses contracts to breed a mare in 2015 and 2016. Once two foals have been produced and the stud
fees have been paid on both live foals, the breeder earns a lifetime breeding right starting as early as the 2017 breeding season. The
breeding right continues annually and throughout the breeding life of the stallion, and there are no further expenses to the breeder.
Hampton Court will stand alongside Can The Man (Into Mischief), Jimmy Creed (Distorted Humor) and Warrior’s Reward (Medaglia d’Oro).

PRIX HOCQUART-G2

€130,000, LCP, 5-10, 3yo, c/f, 11fT, 2:18.35, gd/sf.

Ampere

1–#@AMPERE (FR), 128, c, 3, by Galileo (Ire)

1st Dam: Amorama (Fr) (MGISW-US, $794,353), by Sri Pekan
2nd Dam: Tanzania (Ire), by Alzao
3rd Dam: Triple Couronne, by Riverman

O/B-Haras de Saint Pair (Fr). T-Andre Fabre; J-Mickael Barzalona. €74,100.
Lifetime Record: 2 starts, 2 wins, €91,100. Werk Nick Rating: A+++ *Triple Plus*. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.

2–Cape Clear Island (Ire), 128, c, 3, Fastnet Rock (Aus)–Kushnarenkovo (GB), by Sadler’s Wells. (100,000gns wlng ‘12 TATDEC; 220,000gns yrl ‘13 TATOCT). O-Derrick Smith, Susan Magnier & Michael Tabor; B-Kushnarenkovo Syndicate (Ire); T-Aidan O’Brien. €28,600.

3–Canndal (Fr), 128, c, 3, Medicean (GB)–Clodovina (Ire), by Rock of Gibraltar (Ire). O-H H The Aga Khan; B-H H The Aga Khan’s Studs SC (Fr); T-Mikel Delzangles. €13,650.

Margins: 1, 2HF, 7. Odds: 1.00, 2.20, 3.10.
Also Ran: Royal Navy Ship, Ice Club (Ire).

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Having looked a colt with a bright future when surging to a 2 1/2-length success in a conditions race over this course and distance Apr. 9, Ampere returned to provide Andre Fabre with an eighth renewal of this Derby trial.

Whether the homebred is another Hurricane Run (Ire) remains to be seen and he has a long way to go to match that criteria on the basis of this performance, but he is now two-for-two and managed to see off a Ballydoyle raider who may still be improving.

Settled in fourth of the five runners initially, the bay was traveling easily straightening for home but looked held temporarily as Cape Clear Island took the lead off Canndal with a quarter mile remaining. Responding to Mickael Barzalona’s increasingly urgent requests, Ampere battled gamely to overhaul his only serious rival in the last 100 meters and extend his conditioner’s record.

“He is a late-maturing horse who will stay very well,” Fabre commented. “The G1 Grand Prix de Paris [at Longchamp July 14] is where I would choose to go and I’d like to keep him fresh for that. I would pass on the Prix du Jockey Club, but I will have to discuss it with his owner.”

John Holloway Bloodlines, writes.

April 1: There was no joking about the first time I laid eyes on the colt from Admirelle (Lot 624) at the Milburn Creek barn around 8am. I had been pre-warned by breeder John Muir that the colt could easily be the best yearling he has ever been associated with. Stud manager Scott Holcombe had one word: PERFECT. The staff began their parades and we did 37 cards, an encouraging opening day with the star colt’s manners impeccable.

April 2: Colt was once again in the spotlight with Chris Waller’s Guy Mulcaster and highly respected Neville Begg returning in the afternoon for second looks.

April 3: Good Friday lived up to its name and by the end of the afternoon the Milburn Creek team knew they were cooking with gas. Lot 264 had nine second lookers and the sale was still six days away. Waller had a first-hand look and the Hong Kong Jockey Club fell in love with him. Peter Snowden was in awe, as was the Robert Smerdon camp. We knew he was a $1 million colt at least

April 4: Many of the trainers and agents made their way to Young Street to continue their inspections after day one of The Championships was postponed, and we were flat-chat all afternoon. Another 35 cards were done including another seven second lookers. Gai Waterhouse, NZ agent Dean Hawthorn, Rick Connelly doing a short list for Tony McEvoy, The Queen’s racing manager John Warren and his son Jake, Neville Begg again, top vet John Peatfield and the Smerdon camp again with Byron Rogers doing a heart-score of the Snitzel colt – another promising sign.

April 5: Sunday was the big day, however, and one which suggested the two Sheikhs were going to lock horns – Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum and Sheikh Hamdan through their agents. Big buyers James Harron had look no. 4, this time with Irish agent Hubie du Bourg; Alan Bell continued to show interest, David Hayes, the Newgate Farm team with overseas buyer Tom Ryan, John Messara, Kieran Moore, Tony McEvoy joined in, as did Mike de Kock.

April 6: The Snitzel colt was standing up to his arduous campaign brilliantly showing a fantastic temperament.

April 8: Lot 264 went into the sale ring at around 1.30pm and naturally anticipations were high. Within seconds an opening bid of $1m was made followed by a $50,000 increase. It was apparent the two Sheikhs were making the most noise. Tim Stakemire bid $2.2 million and Angus Gold didn’t retaliate. Sheikh bin Khalifa had won the battle and word came that Peter Snowden would train the colt.

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Inglis Easter Day-2: $2.2M For Snitzel Colt

Thursday, 9th April 2015

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After two days of the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale in Sydney, 288 yearlings have been sold at an average of $298,663, up 21 per cent from 2014. The median has also risen by 11 per cent to $200,000, while the clearance rate is a very healthy 79 per cent. 48 lots by 17 different sires have been sold for $500,000 or more, well up on the 28 lots recorded at the same stage of last year’s Inglis Easter Sale.

“Today we have again seen industry players from around the world team up to invest in Australian bloodstock, and it is really encouraging that local syndicators have also been very active up to $200,000, allowing a wider group of thoroughbred enthusiasts to join together in racing these great Inglis Easter yearlings,” said Mark Webster of the extensive buying bench.

Six incredible examples of quality bloodstock sold for more than $1 million yesterday, headlined by the Snitzel colt from Admirelle (Lot 264) offered by John Muir’s Milburn Creek. A full-brother to Gr1-winning Queensland sprinter Sizzling, the colt was purchased for $2.2 million by Tim Stakemire on behalf of Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum.

The next highest priced offering was Lot 271, the colt by Snitzel out of Champion 3YO filly and Inglis graduate Alinghi which was knocked down to David Raphael and Gerald Ryan for $1.8 million from the draft of Arrowfield Stud.

Next was Lot 283 which set a new Australian record price for a yearling by a first season sire – a title formerly held by Inglis Easter champion All Too Hard. The colt by Sepoy out of Gr1-winning Canny Lad mare Ancient Song was offered from the draft of Turangga Farm and was sold for $1.6 million to James Harron Bloodstock.

Fastnet Rock leads the sires by average (for 3 or more lots sold) with 36 of his progeny selling at an average of $498,056, followed by Street Cry (7 at $495,000), Snitzel (24 at $414,583) and Medaglia d’Oro (6 at $405,000). Sepoy heads the first season sires with 10 of his yearlings selling at an average of $387,000. The progeny of Foxwedge ($222,500 avg), So You Think ($183,889) and Smart Missile ($163,333) are also proving very popular with buyers.

Arrowfield Stud has hit the top of the leading vendors table by aggregate, selling 21 yearlings for $8,565,000, while Milburn Creek lead the vendors by average (3 or more sold) having sold five lots at an average of $675,000.

The third and final day of the sale commences at 11am today.

Click here to view the colt’s preparation and going through the ring. 

SNITZEL SIRES TOP TWO LOTS

 

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Fresh from securing Tuesday’s session-topping daughter of Fastnet Rock (Danehill), Sheikh Mohammed bin
Khalifa Al Maktoum again made his presence felt at the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale yesterday
when paying $2,200,000 for a Snitzel (Redoute’s Choice) brother to the Group One winner Sizzling (Snitzel).

His sale contributed to an excellent day for Arrowfield Stud’s Snitzel, who also sired the second top lot,
a colt out of champion Alinghi (Encosta De Lago) that sold for $1,800,000 to David Raphael and Gerald Ryan.

On another strong day of trading that once again featured notable investment from American buyers, six
yearlings broke the million dollar mark, while 27 realised $500,000 or more. Overall, nine yearlings have
changed hands for $1,000,000 or greater so far, a number which has already surpassed last year’s tally of
seven.

A total of 48 yearlings have sold for $500,000 or more,compared to 37 overall in 2014.

With one session still to go, the overall aggregate of $86,015,000 is already well ahead of last year’s final
figure of $83,269,250. A total of 288 yearlings have been sold for a clearance rate of 79 per cent.

The sale average of $298,663 is running 19.4 per cent ahead of 2014 while the median of $200,000
represents a rise of 11.1 per cent.

Yesterday’s strong day of trading returned rises across the board from the corresponding session in 2014,
with 146 yearlings selling for a total of $45,840,000 and average of $313,973, up 35.4 per cent. The median
was up 13.5 per cent at $210,000.

Tim Stakemire, acting on behalf of Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum, had to outbid Shadwell’s
Angus Gold to secure yesterday’s $2,200,000 Snitzel colt, who was sold as Lot 264 and was bred by John
Muir’s Milburn Creek Stud.
He is out of the Listed-placed Admirelle (General Nediym), whose first living foal was Sizzling, winner of
the 2012 TJ Smith Stakes (Gr 1, 1600m), Champagne Classic (Gr 2, 1200m) and BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes
(Gr 2, 1400m).

Admirelle is herself out of Listed winner Laudemio (Alzao) and related to the Group One-placed Loving Cup
(Bluebird). It was the second good result of the sale for Milburn Creek Stud, who also sold another colt by
Snitzel for $600,000 on Tuesday out of their draft of six.

“Its a great result, we were hoping he would crack the million and he obviously did,” Milburn Creek stud
manager Scott Holcombe told ANZ Bloodstock News.

“We were amazed how well he handled the sale as he was under extreme pressure. The whole team’s rapt
and obviously it’s a great result for the Muirs.”

Milburn Creek Celebrate $2.2 Million Snitzel Colt


Darryl Sherer – Wednesday, 8 April 2015

A private purchase made eight years ago paid off handsomely for John Muir when he sold a colt by Snitzel out of Admirelle to top the 2015 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale.

The brother to Group I TJ Smith Stakes winner Sizzling eventually sold to Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa al Maktoum for $2.2 million to give Snitzel the top two priced lots at the sale so far.


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Muir purchased Admirelle privately for his Milburn Creek Stud after being offered the mare for sale at $150,000 by agent Jon Freyer.

The mare had an inauspicious start at stud, missing to Starcraft in her first season before delivering a colt foal by Nadeem that was euthanised shortly after birth.

Admirelle’s second foal was a colt by Snitzel named Sizzling, sold for $260,000 as a yearling, won at Group I level and is now at stud.

Her 2013 colt was admired by all and Muir said he was unsure how much he would make in the ring.

“My manager Scott Holcombe told me he did not think we would get to offer a colt of this quality again,” Muir said.

“He thought he was the nicest yearling he’d ever brought to a sale.

“He had all the right people look at him and he sold accordingly.”

Admirelle also has two named fillies of racing age, Trafalgar Miss (War Pass) and Calamity (Flying Spur). The mare also lost her 2014 colt by Redoute’s Choice and is in foal to I Am Invincible.

“I’d say after this we will be sending her back to Snitzel again this year,” Muir said.

The colt set a new benchmark high price for Snitzel, whose progeny have been in hot demand at this sale.

Tara Madgwick – Wednesday, 25 March 2015

An Inglis Easter draft of six that features not one, not two, but three siblings to Group I winners is always going to be a show-stopper.

John Muir’s boutique Southern Highlands based Milburn Creek is one of the smaller operations that plays consistently at the top end and under the guidance of new Stud Manager Scott Holcombe, the horses have never looked better.

Milburn Creek had the pleasure of selling Redoute’s Choice colt Hampton Court at this sale in 2013 and while it was nice to see him fetch $500,000, it was even nicer when he came out and won the Group I ATC Spring Champion Stakes last spring.

The draft of six this year features his three-quarter brother by red hot sire Snitzel from Roses ‘n’ Wine (Can) that will be offered as Lot 141.

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This youngster is the third foal from a US stakes-winner that comes from the family of the great Makybe Diva and while he does not look obviously like his famous sibling, who was bay, this flashy chestnut will have his admirers.

Snitzel has already produced a great result for Milburn Creek, who bred and sold his first Group I winner Sizzling, winner of the BRC TJ Smith as a two year-old with overall earnings topping $1.3 million.

Lot 264 is a full brother to Sizzling being by Snitzel from the speedy General Nediym mare Admirelle. A strong muscular bay, foaled in August, he looks a natural runner as was his brother and will be a standout on type at this sale for his sire.

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Consigned on behalf of Makybe is Lot 424, a Fastnet Rock filly from superior producer Gold Anthem, the dam of six winners headed by world champion sprinter and promising young sire Starspangledbanner.

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Another of her offspring is stakes-placed Gold Chant, the dam of Group I MRC Thousand Guineas winner Amicus, who is also by Fastnet Rock.

From the last crop of yearlings by ill-fated Northern Meteor, Lot 43 is an eye-catching bay colt from US turf stakes-winner Mi Chiamano Mimi (USA).

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Given the limited edition nature of the Northern Meteor’s this colt will be more out of his box than in when he arrives at Newmarket.

Golden Slipper winner Sebring is the sire of Lot 111, a typically chestnut filly from Pride of Tatius, a full sister to $4.6 million earner and triple Group I winner Shogun Lodge and half-sister to Group I winners Referral and Singing the Blues.

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Pride of Tatius is already the dam of Group II placed Lady Tatia and it’s not hard to see why this filly represents serious residual value.

From the first and only Australian cop of foals by Champion US Grass Horse Gio Ponti (USA), Lot 312, a colt from stakes-winner Blazonry. Lovely, strong athletic colt from a family that has also produced Group I winners Prince Salieri and Mr Celebrity.

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