Strong Demand for Breeding Rights at Tattersalls Online Sale
The latest sale to be held on the Tattersalls Online platform saw strong demand for breeding rights to two of Britain’s most exciting young sires and Blandford Bloodstock’s Tom Goff emerged as the successful purchaser for both lots, striking at 100,000 guineas for the breeding right to TIME TEST and at 75,000 guineas on behalf of Wardley Bloodstock to secure the breeding right to ARDAD.
A dual Group 2 winner and multiple Group 1 placed himself in a race career that spanned four seasons, TIME TEST has enjoyed a remarkable strike rate of black type performers from his first crop with five of his eleven winners earning black type to date. The son of DUBAWI is currently the leading European first crop sire by black type winners and Goff secured the breeding right to the exciting young stallion with a bid of 100,000 guineas.
Following the sale Goff commented;
“The Time Test breeding right has been bought for an overseas investor who wishes to remain anonymous. They approached us earlier in the week about it. The sire is a fantastic addition to the National Stud’s roster and has started very well, achieving more than most people expected of him at this stage. He has some excellent crops sizes to come and it’s all ahead of him really.”
TIME TEST covered his largest book to date at the National Stud in 2021 and is already the sire of the Group 3 winners ROCCHIGIANI and ROMANTIC TIME, Listed winners TARDIS and THE KING’S HORSES, and the Group 1 placed SUNSET SHIRAZ.
Blandford Bloodstock’s Tom Goff had earlier secured the breeding right to ARDAD for 75,000 guineas on behalf of Wardley Bloodstock and added;
“I am really delighted to secure the breeding right to Ardad for Wardley Bloodstock. What the sire has achieved this year is nothing short of sensational. My client is very excited to get involved in what is already a remarkable bloodstock story.”
A winner of the Group 2 Flying Childers and Listed Windsor Castle Stakes himself as a two-year-old, ARDAD’s first crop has been led by Group 1 Middle Park and Group 1 Prix Morny winner PERFECT POWER but also high class performers such as the Group 3 Sirenia Stakes winner EVE LODGE and the Group 2 Coventry Stakes placed VINTAGE CLARETS. The son of KODIAC stands at Overbury Stud where he covered in excess of 150 mares this season.
The next sale to be held on the Tattersalls Online platform will be a select sale of Point to Pointers and NH Horses in Training to take place on Thursday, 16th December. Select entries will be accepted for the sale from Point to Points at Borris House, Boulta and Corbagh House in Ireland and UK Point to Point meetings held on the weekend of the 11th - 12th December.
All lots will be sold with pre-sale veterinary certificates, race replays and conformation videos and the catalogue will be published online on Monday, 13th December.