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DBS National Hunt Mare and Foal Sale - tomorrow.

VVLOWDOWN The DBS National Hunt Mare and Foal Sale brings down the curtain on trading at Doncaster for 2012.

The day starts at 9am with the Weatherbys Hamilton Kenneth Oliver Memorial Foal Show championships, with classes for colts and fillies.

This year's auction starts at 11.30am and consists of 150 catalogued lots, including foals, 16 yearlings and stores as well as 29 broodmares.

VVSIGNIFICANCE The sale shifted to its pre-Christmas date last year, rather than its late January slot, and the switch could have been behind improved turnover of PS664,200, an increase of more than seven per cent. There were also marginal increases in average and median, up two per cent and four per cent respectively.

VVPOSSIBLE box-office lots Foals: Lot 30 b g Black Sam Bellamy - Iborga; out of a sister to Champion Hurdle winner Hors La Loi and Stayers' Hurdle winner Cyborgo.

40 b c Milan - Last Of Many; out of a half-sister to the high-class chaser Shotgun Willy, winner of the Aon Chase for Paul Nicholls.

63 b c Fragrant Mix - Prouesse Collonges; out of a winning half-sister to this year's Grand National hero Neptune Collonges.

b c King's Theatre - Ravello 68 b c King's Theatre - Ravello Bay; son of a Listed-placed hurdler, who is a half-sister to the Grade 2-winning hurdler Marello.

hurdler, who is a half-sister to the Grade 2-winning hurdler b c Getaway - Sweet Empire; out of a dual-winning hurdler, 85 b c Getaway - Sweet Empire; out of a dual-winning hurdler, who is a half-sister to the high-class juvenile hurdler Clear Riposte.

high-class juvenile hurdler Clear b c Yeats - Walkyrie; out of an unraced Sleeping Car mare, who is related to five winners 93 b c Yeats - Walkyrie; out of an unraced Sleeping Car mare, who is related to five winners including the exceptional two-mile chaser Azertyuiop. 110 b f Midnight Legend - Belle Magello; half-sister to the Listed-winning hurdler Banjaxed Girl and Grade 2-placed La Marianne.

b f Midnight Legend - Belle Listed-winning hurdler Banjaxed Mares: 122 Alflora filly out of the Grade 1 winner Lady Rebecca.

Alflora filly out of the Grade 1 29 Three-time winning daughter of Saint Des Saints, who is a half-sister to daughter of Saint Des Saints, Grade 2-winning hurdler Violin Davis.

VVSOLD last year From 180 offered, 96 sold (53%) for turnover of PS664,200 (+7%), average of PS6,918 (+2%) and median of PS2,900 (+3%).

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Neptune Collonges: related to lot 63
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Dec 12, 2012
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