Anthony Stroud Snaps Up A Pair Of 625k Colts By Havana Grey And Blue Point Late At Tattersalls

Just a handful of lots from the end of the sale, a colt by last year’s leading first-season sire Havana Grey (GB) brought 625,000gns from Anthony Stroud’s Stroud Coleman Bloodstock to take what turned out to be joint-top honours at Park Paddocks as the Tattersalls Craven Breeze-Up Sale wound down. Consigned by Glending Stables, the grey (lot 198) is a half-brother to four winners.

Bred by Maywood Stud, the colt was picked up by Childwickbury Stud for 52,000gns out of the Tattersalls December Foal Sale, and joined Glending Stables when selling for 42,000gns in this ring as a December yearling just a few months ago. G1 Prix Robert Papin heroine Balbonella (Fr) (Gay Mecene) and her G1 Prix Maurice de Gheest-winning sire son Anabaa (Danzig) are under the third dam. A resident of Whitsbury Manor Stud, Havana Grey’s progeny are going from strength to strength, and he sired his fourth group winner, Mammas Girl (GB), in Wednesday’s G3 Lanwades Stud Nell Gwyn S.

Stroud acquired a colt by Darley stallion Blue Point (Ire) for the same amount, 625,000gns, just one lot later to provide a fitting exclamation point to the two-day stand. Lot 199, bred by Armitage Bloodstock and part of the Oak Tree Farm draft, had already passed through this ring twice–when making 110,000gns from John Rowe during the 2021 Tattersalls December Foal Sale, and he was also a 70,000gns buyback from Book 2 of the October Yearling Sale.

The March-foaled bay is a son of Most Beautiful (GB) (Canford Cliffs {Ire}), who won the G3 Balanchine S. and was group/graded placed another three times. Her dam, in turn, won the Listed Pretty Polly S. and was also twice third in the G2 Pride S. Blue Point already has a trio of winners to his name, with his latest being Blue Storm (GB) in a novice stakes on Tuesday.

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