It was a strong sale for team at Tattersalls.
There were a number of different horses that Sangster Bloodstock was involved with;
Moi Moi Moi was the first of them, a lightly raced two year old who after winning his maiden well at Redcar stepped up to Listed Class at Bordeaux running a promising 3rd. It showed that there was more to come from this horse and Ibrahim Al Malki was the final bidder in the ring buying him for 90,000gns to race in Qatar. He has since run there finishing a good 6th only beaten 2.5L in December.
Faithful Creek was an emotional tie for me. This horse took me to races that both me and especially my syndicate members would never have dreamt of when buying him for 35,000gns as a yearling.
After breaking his maiden from last to first at Epsom, he then went Goodwood in the Champagne Stakes where he struggled to settle and was very unbalanced in the home straight. From there it was to the fabulous Deauville to be an unlucky 2nd in bottomless ground at Listed level, from there it was to Leopardstown to run 3rd in a Group 3 behind J F Kennedy but it was the next race that will always stay in the forefront of my memory his run in the Group 1 Breeder’s Cup Turf at Santa Anita. From an unlucky draw of 14 what a run I let you be the judge!
Calvinist was the next in who off the back of his win in the 0-105 Handicap at York was commanding a lot of attention. He was part of the Manton Thoroughbreds Syndicate so he was there to be sold. It was another horse for this partnership that turned a profit making 85,000gns in the ring as well as the £35K in prize money they were in good shape with him. I have since heard he has joined the ranks of young trainer Archie Watson I wish him the very best of luck with him.
John T Chance was the last of my connections a winner off a mark of 54 was bought for 17,000gns by Salah Safar I can only imagine that he will be off to the Middle East.