A DESERVED 15-length Grade 2 win in the Yorkshire Mares’ Hurdle at Doncaster in January, the sixth victory of her career, crowned the racing career of Miss Heritage.
The eight-year-old daughter of Pour Moi has a solid German female line to back her up, and she was covered in early April by Nathaniel. Offered for sale at Wednesday’s Goffs UK Doncaster August Sale, consigned by WH Bloodstock, she sold for a sale-topping £78,000 and was purchased by Richard Venn Bloodstock on behalf of Simon Davies’ DahlBury. She will, most likely, be covered by one of the purchaser’s stallions at Chapel Stud, Planteur.
DahlBury shortly afterwards received £40,000 from the sale to bloodstock agent Bobby O’Ryan of the supplementary entry, Motiva, and her colt foal by Planteur.
The unraced daughter of Motivator, a half-sister to nine winners, three of them successful in blacktype races, was one of the first mares sold in foal to Australia’s Group 2-wining son Bangkok. DahlBury utilised the services of Cobhall Court Stud to sell her.
Wilson Dennison’s impressive 20-length debut point-to-point winner Townhill sold to Ross-On-Wye’s Ed Bailey Bloodstock for £60,000. The four-year-old son of Presenting won at Loughrea in March, his sole outing, and he comes from the family of a pair of Grade 2-winning chasers, Royal Regatta and Three Muskateers.
Also, Dennison sold the Shirocco five-year-old Abbeyhill, a winner at Portush, to Neil Mulholland for £30,000.
Aidan Fitzgerald’s five-year-old Kayf Tara mare Tara Line improved with each of her four starts this season, culminating in a comfortable six-length maiden victory at Largy in late April.
Prior to that she had been narrowly denied by a vastly more experienced rival when taking on geldings at Stradbally. Out of a winning full-sister to the dam of Grade 1 chase winner Twinlight, she sold to trainer Syd Hosie and Gay Kelleway for £50,000.
On her second start, having run third at Punchestown, Shiroccosmagicgem won a four-year-old mares’ maiden at Dromahane in late May for Barry O’Neill and trainer Colin Bowe.
Out of a Bob Back mare, she is from the family of Grade 3 winner and Grade 1 Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup runner-up Dun Belle, herself responsible for the Grade 1 winner Back In Focus. Owner and amateur rider John Reddington secured the daughter of Shirocco for £40,000.
Reddington also paid £30,000 for Denis Murphy’s Flemensfirth five-year-old gelding, Eire Street, who was runner-up on his most recent start in a bumper at Sligo.
Stroud Coleman Bloodstock bought a pair of the top 10 lots on the day, Matt Coleman paying £37,000 for Poplar Stud’s well-related three-year-old Black Sam Bellamy filly, while earlier he gave £32,000 for a French-bred two-year-old son of Walzertakt, from the family of Grade 1 winner Grandouet.
Goffs UK managing director Tim Kent said: “The August Sale offers something for all NH owners, trainers, breeders and pinhookers, and we introduced two new sessions to enhance it in 2022.
“The small selection of mares was well received by the market and were likely bought to support the many new National Hunt stallions available in the UK.
“The new two-year-old session, which was introduced to support the new BHA/TBA junior hurdle series, is a concept which we believe will grow as the new series develops over the coming seasons.”