Tuesday, September 16, 2014   

(Horse racing) Mare Dancing Rain sold for US$6.8m
(12-04 10:06)

Champion mare Dancing Rain, who is carrying a foal by star racehorse Frankel, sold at auction for US$6.8 million in London.
The retired 2011 Oaks winner was sold in Newmarket, eastern England to John Ferguson, bloodstock adviser for Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed who owns the town's Godolphin stables.
Frankel rated the world's all-time top racehorse has been at stud since retiring last year following 14 straight wins.
Sheikh Mohammed's latest purchase will come as a blow to the emerging Al Shaqab racing operation overseen by Qatari Sheikh Joaan al Thani, who said Dancing Rain was “in our sights.’’
The Sheikh Joaan-owened Treve won France's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, Europe's premier all-aged flat race in October and last week one of his spokesmen, unveiling the UK arm of Al Shaqab, made clear their determination to challenge such established global racing operations as Godolphin and Coolmore.
Dancing Rain, a daughter of Danehill Dancer and formerly owned by brothers Martin and Lee Taylor, won the British Champions Fillies' And Mares' Stakes at Ascot in 2011.—AFP

   
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