The Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale in Newmarket, England, is always a strong sale with plenty of value to be found. This year was no different, with Boomer Bloodstock purchasing three solid racing prospects for clients.
Lot 290 – Hong Kong Harry (IRE) (4yoG. Es Que Love x Vital Body)
This chestnut gelding was purchased for 85,000 gns (US$130,000) from the Musley Bank Stables. The 4-year-old boasts an impressive UK racing record already, with seven starts for four wins and two placings. The scopey type displayed a beautiful turn of foot in his races with a distinct liking for firm turf. He will head to California to Phil D’Amato’s stable at Santa Anita Park with family and close friends of Boomer’s taking ownership in the Euro, which will provide some exciting times ahead.
Lot 627 – Mariha (IRE) (2yoF. Muhaarar x Muraaqaba)
Another Irish-bred horse, this filly was a standout from the ever-reliable Shadwell draft. The well bred 2-year-old was purchased for 100,000 gns (AUS$192,000) for Australian client Peter Murray. She will head back to Australia to race before ultimately joining Peter’s quality broodmare band which resides at Three Bridges in Victoria. Out of a Group 3 winner, she comes from an extremely strong family that includes G1 Middle Park S. winner Awzaan. Her sire Muhaarar won four Group 1s over 1200m so she looks an ideal sprinting/miler type having already won over 1400m at her last start before the sale.
Lot 1188 – Motorius (GB) (3yoG.Muhaarar x Squash)
Boomer singled this horse out early on from Diomed Stables, so it was a long, but worthwhile, wait to secure him on the third day of the sale. He reminded Boomer a lot on both type and racing style of a horse he purchased from this sale, Obviously, who went on to win three G1’s including the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint in 2016. Obviously was owned by Tony Fanticola and the late Joe Scardino so it was only fitting that Boomer purchased this three-year-old for Mr Fanticola. Following a spirited bidding duel, Boomer came out on top at a final bid of 220,000 gns (US$325,000) and he will join Hong Kong Harry in California with Phil D’Amato at Santa Anita Park. Boomer commented, “He is a beautiful type with immense quality and substance. He showed an eclectic turn of foot in both of his wins and has an affinity for a firm surface which he will encounter in California. I am absolutely thrilled to have purchased him and can’t wait to see what he can do in America”.