The decision by Sheikh Mohammed to reduce some of Godolphin/Darley's bloodstock over the past year or so has been begun to show positive results for those owners and breeders that ventured to buy some of the horses that were sold.
One such example is Camas Park Stud, which the Racing Post reports paid 65,000 guineas for the mare Tessa Reef at the 2015 Tattersalls December Mare sale. Tessa Reef, a daughter of Mark of Esteem out of a full sister to Miesque, “looks to be a shrewd purchase,” according to the Post.
At the time of the sale, Tessa Reef had an unnamed yearling colt by Teofilo. The colt, now a 3-year-old named Permian, is considered one of the top contenders for the G1 Investec Derby after capturing the G2 Dante Stakes at York last week.
The Post notes that Godolphin/Darley also sold three unraced sisters to Teofilo. Another half-sister, Bean Feasa, notched her first stakes victory when she won the G3 Derrinstown Stud 1,000 Guineas Trial earlier this month. She will run in the G1 Irish 1,000 Guineas this weekend.
Read more in the Racing Post
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