|News: 23 May 2010
Son of Court Cave realises £130,000 at Doncaster
Court Champion, a recent winner of a bumper at Kilbeggan on his
debut, realised the 3rd highest price at this years Doncaster
Horses In Training Sale.
The 5 year old son of Court Cave impressed a lot of good judges
by the manner of his sole racecourse start and there was a lot of
interest in the imposing gelding before he entered the sales ring
on Wednesday afternoon.
Bloodstock Agent Gerry Hogan was the successful bidder at £130,000
as he got the better of trainer Ben De Haan. Hogan said afterwards
"I saw him win at Kilbeggan and really liked him. He's athletic,
got size, scope and is going to be a chaser in the long term,".
Hogan was acting on behalf of Ben Wilson, an owner with Martin Keighley.
Court Champion comes from Court Caves first crop and is out
of the winning Supreme Leader mare Mooneys Hill. Bred
by Larry OConnor from Drogheda, Co. Louth, Court Champion
is his dams 2nd winner from 4 runners, her 1st 4 foals. She
also has a 4yo full brother to Court Champion and OConnor
has retained a 3 year old filly by Dilshaan. Mooneys Hill
was trained by Al OConnell for OConnor.
This continues Court Caves recent good run of success. He
has also sired two recent 5 year old maiden winners between the
flags viz Mr Caveman and Louisthenineteenth. His main flag bearer
on the track to date is the Oliver McKiernan trained Whodoyouthink
who won 2 hurdles and was Grade 1 and Grade 2 placed over hurdles.
Court Champion pictured as a foal at Boardsmill
Stud in May 2005
Court Champion pictured winning
his bumper at Kilbeggan in May 2010
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