Five-time Gr.1 and Classic winner LAURENS was purchased by Creighton Schwartz Bloodstock for £220,000 from Anna Sundstrom's Coulonces Consignment at the Goffs UK Premier Sale for John and Jess Dance.
French-bred by Siyouni and already named Laurens she was the star of the show at Doncaster and it was clear that she would top the sale, but to see off Shadwell and take her home was a real thrill.
Reports from Karl Burke were excellent from the start and we were very excited for her debut and when she won the Gr.1 Fillies' Mile at Newmarket it was a dream come true. Her roll of honour now includes the Gr.1 Saint-Alary, Gr.1 Prix de Diane, Gr.1 Matron Stakes, Gr.1 Sun Chariot Stakes and Gr.1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes.
She is out of the winning Cape Cross mare Recambe, who is a half-sister to the Listed winner Salford Mill and from the family of Gr.1 Prix de l'Opera winner Kinnaird and sires Berkshire and Ivawood.
She has amassed prize money of £1,550,068 to date.
ABEL HANDY (Arcano) was purchased from Oakshott Bloodstock at the Goffs UK Silver Sale for £9,000 on behalf of Star Bloodstock, who went on to sell him for £16,000 to Declan Carroll as a breezer at the same venue.
He won his maiden on debut at two and finished that year with victory in the Gr.3 Cornwallis Stakes at Newmarket.
VON BLUCHER (Zoffany) was purchased for 95,000gns at the Tattersalls February Sale. He has won twice since for Rebecca Menzies and John Dance and ran second in the Listed Guisborough Stakes at Redcar.
SIMMIE (Fast Company) cost £105,000 at the Tattersalls December Mares Sale from Sylvester Kirk. She was sent to Karl Burke and ran second in the Listed Carnarvon Stakes for John Dance and has now joined his broodmare band.
BEATBOX RHYTHM (Beat Hollow) was bought for €62,000 from Rossenarra Stud a the Goffs Sportsman's Sale for John Dance. He won three of his six starts for Karl Burke as a juvenile, gained a rating of 104 and was sold to Hong Kong.
COSMIC LAW (No Nay Never) cost £90,000 at the Goffs UK Premier Sale from Croom House Stud and he won the Woodcote for Karl Burke and John Dance. He was placed in the Listed Rockingham Stakes gained a rating of 100.
RARE GROOVE (Lope De Vega) was picked up for €36,000 from Pier House Stud at the Goffs Orby Sale for John Dance. He has won three times and has a current rating of 94.
TAHOO (Zebedee) was purchased for £44,000 from Tally-Ho Stud at the Goffs UK Doncaster Breeze-Up. She won twice at two and twice at three and obtained a rating of 88.
NEFARIOUS (Zebedee) was sourced at the Tattersalls Guineas Breeze-Up Sale for 19,000gns from Highfield Stables for Andrew Davis. Trained by Henry Candy, he won earlier this year and has a current rating of 85.