Gr.1 & Classic Winners
Six-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, Gr.1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes and Gr.1 Prix Rothschild.
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 now retired to stud a French Classic, Gr.1 and Gr.2 winner at 2, 3 and 4 and has amassed prize money of £1,765,408 to date.
RHYTHM MASTER (Dark Angel) purchased from Yeomanstown Stud at the Tattersalls Book 2 Yearling Sale for John & Jess Dance. He made his debut in July 2020 at Haydock and pulled away from the field winning by 4 1/2 lengths. His impressive performance warranted a step up in grade which saw him take place in the G1 Prix Morny at Deauville where he finished 3rd only beaten 2 1/2 lengths.
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.
JOUSKA (Cable Bay) was purchased from Trinity Park Stud at the Tattersalls UK Foal Sale 2017 for 31,000gns. A winner by 2 1/2 lengths on her second start, she finished 3rd on her final run of the season (2019) in the Corwallis Stakes Gr.3 at Newmarket. Listed Placed (2nd) in the Flying Fillies' Stakes at Pontefract (2020)
VON BLUCHER (Zoffany) was purchased for 95,000gns at the Tattersalls February Sale. He has won twice since for Rebecca Menzies and John & Jess 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 & Jess Dance and has now joined their broodmare band.
HAREEM QUEEN (Dark Angel) a 75,000gns purchase from Book 1 at Tattesalls, a LISTED winner for John & Jess Dance and Karl Burke.