22/11/2019. Major increases across the board on Day 1 of November Breeding Stock (Goffs) // Bizakov Buys Haras de Montfort and Préaux

Major increases across the board on Day 1 of November Breeding Stock

Vibrant trade continued at Goffs November Sale today with consistent demand from the off on Day 1 of the Breeding Stock resulting in a clearance rate of 86% and rises of 30% in turnover, 19% in the average price and median was up 28% over the same day last year.

The four year old winning Galileo mare Snowflakes (Lot 997) was the star of the show as The Castlebridge Consignment’s own-sister to dual Classic and four time Group 1 heroine Winter, in foal to US Navy Flag, sold to Eamon Reilly of BBA Ireland for €525,000. 

Top Lot:  Snowflakes, the Galileo own-sister to Winter, sells for €525,000


Reiley McDonald of Eaton Sales in Kentucky was one of many international buyers in action today, acquiring several high class mares headed by Qatar Princess (Lot 873) from Linacre House Stud.  Selling for €330,000 to McDonald on behalf of Diane Nagle, the Marju mare is the dam of a Listed two year old winner this year in Flaming Princess and she is a sister to two Group winners in Hawksmoor and Royal Dornoch. 

Eaton Bloodstock also bought the Galileo mare Height Of Elegance (Lot 861) from the Peter Magnier dispersal consigned by Grenane House Stud.  In foal to Caravaggio, the three-parts sister to the dam of Henrythenavigator, sold for €210,000.

Reiley McDonald, Eaton Bloodstock


John McCormack secured another of the day’s highlights in Etoile Filante (Lot 950) from Kiltinan Castle Stud for €300,000.  The So You Think mare is a half-sister to the Champion and Classic winning filly Alpha Centauri as well as this year’s Group 2 Debutante Stakes winner Alpine Star and is in foal to Mastercraftsman.

John McCormack, purchaser of Lot 950 for €300,000


Broadhurst Agency later went to €230,000 for the Pivotal mare Danseuse D’Etoile (Lot 972), a sister to Listed winner and Group 1 placed Walk In Marrakesh in foal to Fast Company from Mount Coote Stud, while Imad Al Sagar’s Blue Diamond Stud purchased a pair of €200,000 mares in Godolphin’s winning Kitten’s Joy mare Rivercat (Lot 910) out of a Group winning dam and in foal to Raven’s Pass, as well as Kiltinan Castle Stud’s Group 1 Qatar Prix de l’Abbaye winner Gilt Edge Girl in foal to Saxon Warrior (Lot 949).

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Bizakov Buys Haras de Montfort and Préaux


Nurlan Bizakov with Nausha after her Musidora S. victory | racingfotos.com

Nurlan Bizakov, the owner of Hesmonds Stud in the UK, has recently extended his breeding portfolio with the purchase of Haras de Montfort & Préaux in France.

Mathieu Alex, who has been at the Normandy stud since 2011, will take on the role of Stud Director, while Montfort & Préaux founder Sylvain Vidal will work as a consultant for the stud.

Bizakov, a native of Kazakhstan, said, “I am honoured to join the ranks of the French breeders, and I am delighted to participate in the continued development of Montfort & Préaux. This stud has seen numerous quality racehorses pass through its gates. Montfort & Préaux hosts a passionate clientele, with whom I will be delighted to collaborate, notably Mr Augustin-Normand, one of the leading French owner-breeders, who has had incredible success.”

Bizakov will continue to stand stallions at the farm which has been home to Prix du Jockey Club winner Le Havre since his retirement to stud in 2010.

He added, “As everybody knows, leading sire Le Havre stands at the stud. [He is] one of the premier European stallions and sire of Villa Marina, recent winner of the G1 Prix de l’Opéra on Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe day at ParisLongchamp. Alongside him stands Recorder, who is owned by Her Majesty The Queen. The team, the infrastructures, and the land are all superb.”

Bizakov has owned the 700-acre Hesmonds Stud in Sussex since 2010. Managed by Tony Fry, it is home to the owner-breeder’s 35 broodmares.

Explaining his decision to invest in France, Bizakov said, “I have nurtured a passion for European racing for over 20 years. France possesses, as far as I believe, some of the greatest potential for racing in Europe. Racing, breeding, sales: there is a very favorable system for breeders and owners here. For several years now, I have invested in shares in stallions based in France and I regularly send mares to Le Havre (Ire), Siyouni (Fr), Almanzor (Fr), Wootton Bassett (GB), Dabirsim (Fr), Kendargent (Fr).”

In Britain, Bizakov has horses in training with Roger Varian, Mick Channon and Archie Watson, and he has enjoyed group-race victories with homebreds Nausha (GB) (Kingman {GB}), Tomyris (GB) (Invincible Spirit {GB}) and Altyn Orda (GB) (Kyllachy {GB}).

fonte : TDN