A consignment built by Haras de Gouffern and Taylor Made Sales Agency partnership

The American operation Taylor Made Sales Agency and the French stud farm Haras de Gouffern entered into an exclusive partnership in 2018. Both parties are committed to offer their clients and partners a top-quality service as well as opportunities to maximize each horse value.

A draft of 5 yearlings at the ARQANA August Yearling Sale

Next August 18th and 19th, five yearlings will go under the hammer on Deauville sales ring under the « Gouffern Taylor Made Sales » banner. Most of them have already enjoyed some nice updates in their pedigrees:

  • Lot 92 – This colt is a son of Giant’s Causeway and Grey Lina, who has already produced a Listed winner in USA in the name of Royal By Nature. Grey Lina is by US top stallion Empire Maker out of Mysterious Lina (Linamix), winner of the Prix La Sorellina () and 2nd in the Prix de la Nonette (Gr.2). Her brother Mister Picnic showed precocity finishing 3rd in the Prix de Cabourg (Gr.3) in 2017.
  • Lot 159 – This colt belongs to the 2nd crop of precocious sire Gutaifan (Dark Angel), current leading 1st crop sire in Europe by winners and 2nd best sire of 2yos in Europe by winners too.  Her dam Sakarya is a three-part sister to Shastye, dam of 4 black type horses including Secret Gesture and Japan, winner of King Edward VII Stakes (Gr.2) last month at Royal Ascot, 3rd in the Epsom Derby (Gr.1) and Aidan O’Brien’s best asset in the Grand Prix de Paris (Gr.1) to be run on Sunday at ParisLongchamp.
  • Lot 184 – This yearling is from the 1st crop of French Guineas (1) and Sussex Stakes (Gr.1) hero The Gurkha (Galileo). His 1st dam Skimmia is a proven broodmare responsible for Julie’s Love, multiple Gr.2 and Gr.3 placed in USA, Etats-Unis, and Listed placed Julissima, dam of Julio, a Gr.3 winner in Germany who also ran 3rd in the Prix Thomas Bryon (Gr.3) in France. Skimmia is also a sister by Mark Of Esteem to 2017 Melbourne Cup (Gr.1) victor Rekindling and Gr.1 performer at 2 Sydney Opera House. They are all hailing from the fantastic and lively family of Souk, responsible for multiple Gr.1 performers in Europe and USA such as Alexandrova, Pongée, Chicquita, Magical Romance, as well as Magic Wand, recent 2nd in the Pretty Polly Stakes (Gr.1), and Channel, winner of the Prix de Diane (Gr.1) and the best female currently in France.
  • Lot 281 – Son of the proven Iffraaj and fourth foal out of Imperialistic Diva, this bay colt saw his pedigree enhanced by a remarkable update lately. Indeed, Mia Diva, his 2yo half-sister by Exceed And Excel owned by Phoenix Thoroughbreds, broke her maiden tag in great style, her first start on the turf on July 1st in the UK. Imperialistic Diva, herself a Listed placed in Great Britain, also produced the smart juvenile filly Queen of Bermuda who won a Gr.3 and Listed last year under the color of a Highclere Racing syndicate, Bermuda Thoroughbred Racing Ltd.
  • Lot 315 – This colt is out of US Listed placed Palazzo Babe and by the young sire Union Rags. Standing at Lane’s End for $60,000, Union Rags is a son of Dixie Union and a Gone West At 2, he took the Champagne Stakes (Gr.1) over a mile before winning the Belmont Stakes (Gr.1), 3rd leg of the US Triple Crown. Among his best representatives are Grade 1 horses Paradise Woods, Free Drop Billy, Union Strike, Dancing Rags, etc.

Some strong credentials in Europe

Taylor Made has been the leading consignor worldwide in terms of gross sales 18 of the last 20 years. In 2017, Taylor Made Sales Agency recorded a sales turnover of over $107,000,000, with a top price of $9,500,000 for the champion mare Songbird. This success reflects the quality bloodstock holdings of Taylor Made’s clients that include more than 100 individual Group/Grade 1 winners in USA but also in Europe. Indeed, Taylor Made graduates won no less than 17 Group 1 races on the old continent, including the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, the Juddmonte International Stakes, the 2,000 Guineas, the Eclipse Stakes, the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, the Prix Morny or the Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp. Among these Champion horses are 2018 European Horse of the Year Roaring Lion, the winner of four Group 1 that Taylor Made sold for $160,000 to David Redvers at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

Yearling prep at Haras de Gouffern

The famous Deauville August Yearling Sales

An impressive Hall of Fame for Taylor Made graduates. Credit photo: Taylor Gilkey & Taylor Made Sales

Taylor Made Sales Agency at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Photo credit: Autry Graham & Taylor Made Sales