Friday, November 17, 2023

A million pound sale and winners flowing!

IT has been a busy couple of months at TCR since my last update headlined by Rogue Lightning £1million sale at the Goffs Champions' Day Sale.

A truly fantastic result for the Rogues Gallery, who purchased the son of Kodiac for just 42,000gns at the Craven Breeze up sale of 2022. He has been a star for us this season, winning three times including the valuable Shergar Cup Dash at Ascot and the Scarborough Stakes at Doncaster.

His final start of 2023 came in the Prix de l'Abbaye at Longchamp on Arc day where he finished an unlucky fifth. Having broken from an nigh-on impossible draw, Rab Havlin had managed to get him over to the rail only to have to switch back to the outside with a furlong to run. It was a painful watch but we were incredibly proud of our boy and he proved what we had always though - he is up the top level.

On the back of this effort Tony Elliot of the Rogues, decided to offer the 3yo up for auction at the inaugural Goffs Champions' Sale at Ascot. We were delighted world-renowned bloodstock agent Richard Brown purchased him on behalf of Wathnan Racing for £1million. It was a fantastic result for the Rogues -who are huge supporters of our yard and racing. Also for the team at Kremlin House Stables who have worked incredibly hard to make Rogue Lightning - a big mention to his rider Carrie Browning and to Ali Zulfiqar who looks after him. We are excited that he has remained in the yard and can hopefully give his new owners plenty of success in the years to come.

On the runners front. Rogue Millennium bought the curtain down on her 2023 campaign with a solid fifth in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot on Champions' Day. It was another creditable run from this lovely filly who has won a Royal Ascot Group 2 and finished second in the Group 1 Matron Stakes. Her next assignment is at the Tattersalls December Sale where she is catalogued in the Sceptre Sale on December 5.

It was a case of close but no cigar for Witness Stand who finished a close second in the re-arranged Group 3 Horris Hill Stakes at Newmarket. Owned by the Bronte Collection, this likable gelding did nothing wrong and is an exciting prospect for next season.

We were thrilled that Rogue Soldier managed to get the job done at Wolverhampton while there was a double at Chelmsford courtesy of Montecristo Gold and Rogue Thunder.

We have a small team of horses for the all-weather season but fingers crossed and are capable of winning in their turn and giving us some winter cheer!

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