Saxon Warrior and Churchill Make Their Mark at Goffs Orby
The first yearlings by Deep Impact’s dual Group I winning son Saxon Warrior were well received with his top seller a colt (pictured) from Cassandra Go that made €540,000 (A$870,128) for Ballyhimkin Stud when bought by BBA Ireland.
The colt comes with a big pedigree being from Group II winning blue hen Cassandra Go, who has left 10 winners from 12 runners highlighted by triple Group I winner Halfway to Heaven, the dam of multiple Group I winning champion mares Magical and Rhododendron.
Other big sales for Saxon Warrior were a colt from Group I winner Gilt Edge Girl that made €270,000 to the bid of MV Magnier and a half-sister to stakes-winner Royal Commando from Online Alexander that made €200,000 when secured by Daithi Havey/Highland Yard.
Saxon Warrior will have yearlings at Australian sales in 2022 and stands this season at the bargain fee of $13,750.
Churchill already has two-year-olds running in Europe and his second crop of yearlings proved popular with his best result the half-brother to this season’s Group II winning juvenile filly Agartha selling for €360,000 (A$580,085) to US bloodstock agent Justin Casse.
The colt is from stakes-winning Dylan Thomas mare Arya Tara, who comes from the family of Champion Australian 3YO The Autumn Sun.
Other good sales for Churchill were a colt from Promise Me that made €190,000 to the bid of Richard Knight/Sean Quinn and a filly from Tarbela that made €160,000 when bought by Rockfield Farm.
The first Australian bred runners for Churchill are racing this season and the champion son of Galileo stands at a fee of $22,000.