Following the Goffs London sale on Monday at Kensington Palace, there were happy faces among the staff at Heatherwold when Millevini and her Frankel filly foal returned home.
Having failed to fetch her reserve, with the final bid being £570,000, the disappointment at failing to sell was balanced by the excitement of knowing that we would have another opportunity to consign a Frankel, and hopefully a Kingman, yearling.
“The reserve reflected the confidence we have in the mare; all of her progeny so far have looked like runners and we’re happy to play the long game” Jeremy Brummitt, Bloodstock Agent.
Congratulations to Seaside Song (GB) who came 2nd in a listed race to Icecapada (IRE) “the best horse in Scandinavia” at Bro Park on 19th June. Her half sister, by Charm Spirit out of Sea Chorus, is entered in the BBAG yearling sale on 1st September.
It was a very exciting day yesterday at Heatherwold. At the Races spent the day here filming for a feature of Millevini (IRE) and her filly foal by Frankel for their bloodstock show, following her through the Goffs London Sale in association with QIPCO, where she will be offered on Monday 19th June at the Orangery, Kensington Palace.
The feature film was organised by Goffs and produced by At the Races and is due to be broadcast as part of their bloodstock programme later this month.
In addition to the At the Races film crew, in attendance were Harriet Collins, Goffs PR Consultant, Jeremy Brummitt, Bloodstock Agent and Martin Dwyer, Jockey and Ambassador for Heatherwold.
Photo gallery courtesy of MJay Photography, official photographer to Heatherwold Stud.
Four years ago, the first Frankel foal ever to be sold at public auction made £1.15million with his dam at the inaugural Goffs London Sale in association with QIPCO.
Today, Goffs announced that Heatherwold Stud will offer a Frankel filly foal at this year’s renewal, along with her dam Millevini, a half-sister to Classic winner Kingston Hill. Millevini is currently in foal to the 2014 Champion Miler, Kingman
The sale will take place on Monday 19th June, on the eve of Royal Ascot, at the Orangery, Kensington Palace.
Quotes from the Goffs press release:
Goffs Chief Executive Henry Beeby: “Frankel fever is a global phenomenon at the moment and we are delighted to bring it back to London this year following the massive interest at our first London Sale. One of our goals in 2017 is to add a small selection of elite breeding stock to our superb catalogue of top class Horses-In-Training and this mare and filly foal absolutely fulfil that criteria. We are working on others to complement them alongside an exciting array of form horses, many of which will have Royal Ascot entries.”
Jeremy Brummitt on behalf of Heatherwold Stud: “One gets used to hearing the normal platitudes from vendors, but I think this filly speaks for herself. I can’t imagine anyone who sees her will be disappointed. It’s exciting to support the brave initiative of the London Sale. I think it’s very important for the profile of British and Irish breeding and which we should all support.”