The Golden Touch

18 November 2023

WH Bloodstock picked up this grey filly for €95,000 out of the Goffs November Foal Sale last autumn, and she made 2.7 times that amount when resold on Tuesday

TATTERSALLS OCTOBER YEARLING SALE BOOK 1 DAY 1

Lot 144 f Dark Angel (Ire)–Tararais Aris (Ire)
Bred by Mrs Bena Hickey (Ire) Consigned by WH Bloodstock Purchased by Newtown Anner Stud
Price (gns) 260,000


Mimi Wadham and Violet Hesketh’s WH Bloodstock picked up this grey filly for €95,000 out of the Goffs November Foal Sale last autumn, and she made 2.7 times that amount when resold on Tuesday. This filly is out of Tararais Aris (Ire) (Epaulette {Aus}), a half-sister to the multiple stakes winner and Group 3- placed Tara placed Tarana (Ire) (Cape Cross {Ire}). Tarana, in turn, is the dam of elite triple Group 1-winning fillies Tarnawa (Ire) (Shamardal) and Tahiyra (Ire) (Siyouni {Fr}).


The progeny of Yeomanstown Stud’s Dark Angel have won 17 stakes this year. His 14 stakes winners are led by G1 Jebel Hatta S. hero Alfareeq (Ire) and Khaadem (Ire), who won the G1 Queen Elizabeth II S. Another quartet have all been Group 1- placed, including Sussex S. third Charyn (Ire), Mad Cool (Ire) who was runner-up in Sunday’s Sprinters S. in Japan, G3 Princess Margaret S. heroine Sacred Angel (Ire) was third in the G1 Cheveley Park Stakes. and Berkshire Shadow (GB) filled the same position in the G1 Lockinge Stakes.

Article: TDN