ERA Horses in Training Sale Held

The Emirates Racing Authority held its single-session Horses-In-Training Sale on Monday, which grossed AED3,041,500 (US$828,182/£585,084/€667,730). Topping proceedings was Galvanize (lot 18a), who sold for AED525,000 (US$142,954/£100,998/€115,260) to Hamid Radan.

By Medaglia d’Oro, the four-time winner is out of MGSW Enthused (Seeking the Gold) and originally brought 48,000gns from Abdul Mohsen Al Abdul Kareem back in the 2016 Tattersalls October Autumn Horses in Training Sale. The Kentucky-bred has recently saluted twice at Meydan, winning a pair of 1600-metre dirt handicaps on Nov. 9 and Dec. 7, respectively for Kareem and trainer Doug Watson. He is a half-brother to GSW Norman Invader (War Chant) and to the dam of G3 Tercentenary S. scorer Energizer (Ger) (Monsun {Ger}). G1 Coronation S. heroine Magic of Life (Seattle Slew) is the 5-year-old entire’s second dam, while triple GI Pattison Canadian International S. hero Joshua Tree (Ire) (Montjeu {Ire}) and South African MG1SW Inara (SAf) (Trippi) also trace to her.

Lot 60, MGSW Le Bernardin (Bernardini) was the second dearest lot on the day and will be joining the Russian stallion ranks. The 9-year-old was purchased by Zalim Kashirgou for AED220,000 (US$59,904/£42,317/€48,296). Successful in Monmouth’s GIII Pegasus S. in 2012, the half-brother to GSW Taittinger Rose (Menifee) captured the 2016 and 2017 runnings of the G2 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 1 in 23 starts, but has not been seen in action this season. The $325,000 2010 FTSAR yearling’s second dam is GI Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies victress Twilight Ridge (Cox’s Ridge).