Talking Points (II)
Breeze-Up consignors have generated in excess of £200 million of turnover at the bloodstock sales since 2014. In 2017 consignors spent over £25 million on stock, in turn breeze-up horses sold for over £33 million that year. Table 1 below shows spend by year and in aggregate.
Group One Performers
Since 2008 breeze-up horses that sold through the ring have won 27 and been placed in 75 Group One
races. Table 2 below summarises by race year. Appendix A lists the horses.
Since 2008 breeze-up horses that sold through the ring have won 178 and been placed in 337 Group
races. Table 3 below summarises for each Group race level.
Winners As 2yo
Over 1,000 breeze-up graduates have won races as 2yo since 2008. Table 4 below summarises by year. For the last six years more than 100 breeze-up graduates per year have won as 2yo.
Winners As 3yo
Over 1,200 breeze-up graduates have won races as 3yo since 2008. Table 5 below summarises by year.
Between 2010 and 2017 – seven years running - more than 100 breeze-up graduates per year have
won as 3yo.
Young Guns & Old Stagers
The 2017 racing season produced black type breeze-up performers from both ends of the age spectrum. Table 6 shows both 2yo from their first season on the track as well as more seasoned performers aged five and over.
Progressive Types & Highly Rated Maidens
There are a number of lightly raced breeze-up graduates from the 2017 sales season that are of interest in the forthcoming turf season 2018. Table 7 shows interesting maidens as well as horses that Timeform consider progressive. The list contains a mixture of Pattern race winners, novice winners and maidens.