Please see below today's GROG update. A day ahead of schedule.
I am pleased to announce the purchase of Lot 822 from the Tattersalls Book 2 Sale for GROG (27). The good looking son of first season sire Territories, is out of the mare Bonnie Brae. The mare was trained by David Elsworth and won the Bunbury Cup; she had a top rating of 105; so was a decent filly.
Her first foal Galloway Hills, has achieved a rating of 84, giving us every reason to believe that she is capable of producing a nice horse.
Territories won the Group 1 Prix Jean Prat and also finished second in the Group 1 Jacques Le Marois and Group 1 2000 Guineas. He is a son of one of the best stallions of our generation in Invincible Spirit. This is his first crop of yearlings and they have been well received by the market. Our colt cost 30,000 Guineas. I have attached his post sale photograph for your interest.
Shares in our 27th Scheme have been slower than usual; party we are sure due to a poor season by our standards; but also because it has been necessary for Goodwood's marketing department to concentrate on other areas of the Estate this summer. Therefore, we are pleased to remind you that shares in this lovely colt remain available by calling Louise or Gaby in the Horseracing Club Membership office on 01243-755029. We are also offering existing Members a bottle of champagne if they sign a new Member up to GROG before our event at Goodwood House on 1st December. There will also be various marketing activities and editorials taking place over the next two months.
In due course Members will receive full details of the new colt. In the meantime Goodwood Sonnet heads to Newmarket for the Horses in Training Sale at the end of the month and Goodwood Rebel is enjoying rolling and covering himself in mud during his winter break!
The next update will be on Thursday, 24th October.