Delta Dancer 17 filly at 3 days old by Captain of All

Awesomeness bred in The Alado Project wins first time out with Anton Marcus

Megaspiel by Singspiel shows off her War Command filly

SecretPlan wins for Hintlesham Racing

David concentrating on the auctioneer

Hintlesham Racing Team on course with a win

I Have no Time by Refuse to Bend double Gr1 winner and Kazakhstan Champion bought by AllanBloodlines



David at the Launch of Fencing Master



Silk Road wins his second in two starts


Dazz Al dazzles for the second time


Silk Road's second win in two starts

Free as a Bird very perky after winning - see article for connections

Whale Cove wins for Owner Breeder Trainer Vaughan Marshall at Kenilworth and for her sire Alado


Yearling colt by Doctor Dino ex Desarmante sold at Osarus, Bordeaux for 42,000

Archina - by Arch out of Cross Your Fingers by Woodman - first purchased in utero by Allan for a client - then purchased at 2012 July Sales by Allan again as a winning 3 year old



David with Salonga after she won for Hintlesham Thoroughbreds at 3


Cross Your Fingers, dam of May '12 winner Archina, shortly after purchase by Allan Bloodlines at Keeneland


ELUSIVE FORT enjoying nhis paddock at Arc En Ciel

Tiger Dance



Maltese Falcon wins a 1600m maiden at Kenilworth in Hintlesham Racing colours



Tiger Dance filly 2010 ex Selika



Trainer Vaughan Marshall leads in the victorious Northern Conquest


Dazz Al holds off Aljawhara







THE LACEWORK KID wins at Kenilworth




Straight Bat Racing enjoys a winner



Great support for Vasco, a popular winner



Imperial Dice



Titus Two 2yo c wins for Hintlesham Thoroughbreds





Seven Veils Wins the Grand West Casino Handicap on J&B Met Day 30 the January 2010


Lanehaya's 2010 colt foal by the exiled but successful One Cool Cat at 2 months


Kimigaio bonds with her owner


Fly American led into the winners circle by members of Straight Bat Racing after an impressive victory in 1200m maiden at Kenilworth


Sunnydale and new National Emblem filly foal


First foal this season in South Africa Colt by Captain Al out of Random Call


FATHOM FIVE dashes home at the Epsom Spring Meeting April 2009


Titus Alone romps home at Kenilworth


Titus on a roll in Cape Town


Miss Kool Kat wins at Kenilworth carrying a foal


Cwm Rhondda winning one of her three at Yarmouth


Excellent low cost buys but frustration at higher levels

24th Sep 2009

Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale is a Happy Hunting Ground for Allan Bloodlines yet it was not all plain sailing in his year's renewal this week.


Successful purchases have included yearlings costing less than €10,000 and the firm was able to secure three more such buys:  a colt for Allan's partnerships who ticks all the boxes as a successor to 100+ rated TITUS ALONE and FATHOM FIVE, both bought "on a budget", and two lovely fillies by ELNADIM for a new client and interesting first season sire DIAMOND GREEN for an established patron.


But filling orders at 25-35,000 euros was difficult with Allan's customary thoroughness and caution leading to a degree of frustration.   A short list of only six in this category for the whole sale became four after further checks but, either through under-bidding or being "blown away" by deep pockets competing, satisfaction of these requirements was postponed to other sales.


The market is not as bad as it seems.  Averages and medians plummeted but substantially due to dividing th minimum bid by three and causing actual sales at €1-3,000 that would never have happened in recent years.  This is a good move, and the presence of many buyers at that level is a credit to Irish Thoroughbred Marketing, but it inevitably affects published figures negatively.  Competition for the relatively few attractive lots was strong.  There were four lots sold for €90 - 140,000, well above last year's high of €80,000 at this modest but always exciting sale.