Partnership: Warren Black, Tony McLaughlin, Richard Whitelaw, Claire Owens & Caroline Chisholm.
I was delighted to purchase this cracking Colt by 1st Season Sire TERRITORIES. He was a Classic-placed, Group 1-winning miler from the immediate family of top-class stallions, SHAMARDAL and STREET CRY. Territories covered 274 mares in his first two books, with 84% closely related to Stakes horses.
Of all the stallions from the Danzig sire line, only Cape Cross can top his total of first-crop juvenile Stakes horses. The G1-placed G3 Prix de Reservoirs winner Rougir leads seven Stakes-performing juveniles – more than his relation Street Cry had in his first crop, and only behind Shamardal
He’s the G1 Prix Jean Prar winner by the sire of Kingman from the female family of Darley standard-beavers Shamardal and Street Cry. 12% juvenile Stakes horses to runners – that’s better than Mehmas. He’s the leading UK freshman by prize money. Second-crop yearlings fetch up to 160,000gns.
Territories certainly made a splash at the 2019 Tattersalls Book-1 and Book-2 Yearlings sales, with 15 lots going through the ring with an average price of £76,000.
This Colt’s dam, ISALOU, was a winner at 3yo and has already produced 5 winners from 6 runners, with horses capable of running to marks of 72-88-92-99 and 104, and with two of them securing black-type.
Scottish Wind qualifies for French Owner Premiums, which adds 64% to all earnings achieved on French soil. So, we will keep an eye out for opportunities across the Channel.