Coolmore have 2 first season sires that will represent them in 2020

THE GURKHA


Multiple Group 1 winning miler by Galileo

The Gurkha will have 105 European Bred 2 year olds to represent him in 2020. 51 of these were sold at the sales in 2019 averaging at over £52,000 per yearling. His best seller was a Colt out of Larceny Which makes him a half brother to Lancashire Oaks Group 2 & Prix Allez France Group 3 winner The Black Princess. This 2YO was purchased at Arqana for €525 000 By M.V.Magnier. 

Other sales of note include a colt out of Red Blossom who was sold to the China Horse Club for €300,000 at Goffs. He is a half brother to listed winner Thanksfortellingme. Another was the 3rd foal out of Group 3 winner Euphrasia who was Purchased by M.V.Magnier for €260,000 at Goffs. Also a filly out of black type winner Pearl Grey this 2 year old is a half sister to Royal County Down and was purchased by Horse France for €250 000 at Arqana.

A colt out of Gone West mare Kastania who was purchased by SackvilleDonald for £180,000 GNS at Tatts. This 2 year old is a half brother to listed placed Katasena.
A colt out of Street Cry mate Don't Cry For Me who was purchased by Suzanne Roberts £125,000 GNS at Tatts. This 2 year old is a half brother to black type winner Let's Get Loud. 

Verdict - It's incredible to think what this horse went through as a juvenile for him to go on and become a multiple group one winner really was an amazing achievement. His victory in the French Guineas was mesmerizing the way he bullied his rivals into submission was some sight. He has a healthy number of 2 year olds to go to war for him next year & lets hope he can follow in the footsteps of another son of Galileo (Ruler Of The World) who produced a first crop group 1 winner. 


PRIDE OF DUBAI


A dual Group 1 winning 2-year-old in Australia

Pride of Dubai will have 109 European Bred 2 year olds to represent him in 2020 several of which went through the sales ring including a Colt out of group 3 winner Freefourracing. This 2 year old is a half brother to listed winners Speedway & Ready Racer & was sold for €220 000 at Goffs making him the most valuable northern hemisphere Pride of Dubai offspring sold at the sales in 2019. 

Other sales of note include A filly out of Proud Citizen mare Unnatural. This 2 year old was purchased by Joe Foley £115,000 GNS at Tatts and is a half sister to race winner Grandscape. A colt out of Montjeu mare Mondelice purchased by Rabbah Bloodstock £110,000 GNS at Tatts this is the dams first foal. A colt out of Refuse To Bend race winning mare Michael's Song who was sold to JC Bloodstock for £82,000 GNS at Tatts and is a half brother to race placed 2YO Album. 

A filly out of race winning daughter of Arcano Lamyaa this is her 2nd foal & was purchased by Hugo Merry Bloodstock for €95,000 at Goffs. Also a filly out of Oasis Dream mare Camille's Secret who was purchased by Dermot Farrington for €42 000 at Arqana making this filly a half sister to black type winners Il Segreto & Dani Wallon. 

Verdict - Pride of Dubai has already produced a listed winner in Australia in the form of Tanker who is part of his first southern hemisphere crop and its very early days for him there. I'm looking forward to seeing how his progeny perform over here he was a very speedy juvenile so could well end up producing some nice early precocious types. I was surprised with the number of runners he will have to represent him and he could be a real dark horse in the first season sires championship. 



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