Wedding Ring

WEDDING RING KICKS OFF THE 2013/14 TATTERSALLS MILLIONS SERIES IN GREAT STYLE

Horses Name: Wedding Ring (IRE)
Sire – Dam - Broodmare Sire: Oasis Dream — Cast In Gold (USA) (Elusive Quality (USA))
Race Name: £100,000 Tattersalls Millions Fillies' Median Auction Stakes
Racecourse, Country: Newmarket, UK
Owner: Godolphin
Breeder: Swettenham Stud
Trainer: Charlie Appleby
Vendor: Watership Down Stud
Purchaser: John Ferguson Bloodstock
Sale Price: 310,000 guineas

Charlie Appleby saddled the favourite WEDDING RING to win the 14 runner £100,000 Tattersalls Millions Fillies’ Median Auction Stakes at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile Racecourse today, the first race of the 2013/14 Tattersalls Millions series.

The daughter of Oasis Dream was bought by John Ferguson from the 2012 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 1 from Lord and Lady Lloyd Webber’s Watership Down Stud. WEDDING RING’S half-brother by Invincible Spirit, consigned by New England Stud, is lot 314 in this year’s Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 1.

After the race Charlie Appleby commented,

“On form she was the class filly of the race. The only concern was the ground but Mickael said she’s handled it well. She traveled so well into the race that he had no option but to go when he did; in an ideal world he would have liked to have held onto her a bit longer but there was nothing coming along with him. She probably did hit the front a bit soon but she held on. We will see how she comes out of the race but potentially the plan will be to come back for the next Tattersalls Millions race in two weeks.”

The William Haggas trained OXSANA was second, with FASHION FUND for Brian Meehan in third.

The two remaining races in this year’s Tattersalls Millions 2YO race series are the £500,000 Tattersalls Millions 2YO Trophy and the £300,000 Tattersalls Millions 2YO Fillies’ Trophy which both take place at Newmarket Rowley Mile on Saturday 5th October.

Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, featuring the only yearlings eligible for next year’s series takes place from 8th – 10th October.

2013-09-21