We’re off to the Deauville February Mixed Sale tomorrow. The catalog isn’t all that interesting, but there are a few lots worth seeing: No. 44 is a half-sister to the crack sprinter Overdose. She is sold as out of training, which is a shame, so she must be injured and going as a brood mare prospect. Some others will be worth looking at, and it’s always interesting to see what the market will do these days. The sale is a mix of two- and three-year-olds, some raced but most untried (obviously all the 2YOs) a smattering of older horses in training and a good number of brood mares, in and out of foal. The highlight of the day is most likely to be a dinner of line-caught sea bass at Les Vapeurs. Since I’m not actually going up there with a horse to race, I get the luxury of staying for dinner!
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Enjoy yourself, it’s most likely a rare day off. I’m reading the excellent “Global Racing” from DRF Press and I feel much more knowledgeable about racing in Europe now then I did a month ago.
I still can’t wrap my head around the fiasco that was the Prix de l’Abbaye. Overdose was such a great story. I hope to see him race this year and kick their ass again.
what a bargain for the half-sister to Overdose!
the picture on my blog that covers the front features Overdose, by the way.
i hear he’s doing well at Kinscem Park.
I can’t wait to see Overdose this year, and I do hope he comes back and sets things straight in the Abbaye on Arc day. I thought the price for the half-sister was a steal, too.