Due to the overwhelming popularity of our Tattersalls UK purchase last week (a ripping Nathaniel colt who was fully reserved within 24 hours), we ventured to the Arqana October Yearling Sales in Deauville, France in an attempt to find another horse.
In conjunction with our bloodstock agent John Foote, we engaged Arthur Hoyeau bloodstock agent in France, and business associate of John to secure Lot 183 – Mastercraftsman / Anabasis (GER) colt in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
1st Dam Anabasis – is by super sire High Chaparral and this colt is a full brother to multiple Gr1 winner A Raving Beauty and a full brother to stakes placed A Racing Beauty.2nd Dam Allure – was stakes placed, has produced multiple stakes winner Alianthus and stakes placed Apokalypse and Alkhana. Click on the link below for his pedigree at Arqana website – https://www.arqana.com/lots/vente_de_yearlings_d-octobre/282/87138
“This colt has a truly European pedigree. He is a lovely loose moving colt with a very deep girth and strong shoulder. The family has black type winners across the whole page, including a full sister who is a multiple Gr.1 winner. He looks like a real mile/mile half horse.” John Foote.
Mastercraftsman was a brilliant two-time Group 1 winner including the stallion making St James Palace at Royal Ascot as a 3YO. He is by super sire Danehill Dancer and he has sired 83 Stakes performers including (17 Group One winners). This includes 4-time Gr1 winner Alpha Centauri and two-time Gr1 winners in Kingston Hill and The Grey Gatsby.
The colt will be trained by leading trainers Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr at their new Cranbourne stables. The plan is for the colt to enter quarantine in UK and arrive in Australia early December.
$9,675 for 5%
Costs include, Airfreight from UK, GST / Import Charges, Commission – John Foote & Arthur Hoyeau, Studbook Fees, Quarantine costs in UK in October & 12 months mortality insurance
Reserve your share. If you missed out in the UK, make sure you don’t miss out on this guy! Get onto Rob ASAP on 0448 462 824. Now 95% reserved, be quick to snap up the final 5% share.
Check out his lovely loose walk by clicking the pic below.