French charity to auction more nominations

Charm Spirit: won the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot

PICTURE: Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos) French charity to auction more nominations By Ollie O'Donoghue 3:17PM 17 NOV 2016

THREE additional nominations have been added to the auction in aid of Au-Delà des Pistes, the new French charity for thoroughbred aftercare, at Arqana in Deauville. The auction will take place on Friday, December 2 at 5.30pm local time.

The first nomination to Vadamos has been donated by Haras de Saint-Pair. Vadamos will take up stud duties at Tally-Ho Stud in 2017, standing at a fee of €10,000, as well as being shuttled to New Zealand.

Vadamos won the Group 1 Prix du Moulin, as well as the Group 2 Prix du Muguet and a Group 2 in Baden-baden, all over a mile.

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The second nomination in Charm Spirit was donated by Qatar Racing and Sheikh Abdullah Al Thani.

Charm Spirit will stand at Tweenhills next season at a fee of £20,000, having been available at Haras de Bonneval this year.

The son of Invincible Spirit won three Group 1s over a mile as a three-year-old, including the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, the Prix du Moulin de Longchamp and the Prix Jean Prat.

Charm Spirit's first foals hit the ground this year, of which 81 are out of black type mares or mares who have produced black type progeny.
The third nomination to Mukhadram, whose first progeny are currently foals, has been donated by Shadwell Estate.

Mukhadram, who is by Shamardal, has won three Group tests over 1m2f including the Coral Eclipse at Sandown and the Group 3 Brigadier Gerard Stakes where he defeated subsequent multiple Group 1 winner Main Sequence.
Limited to 120 mares per year, Mukhadram covered a full book in his first season at stud, of which 80 per cent were black-type mares or mares who have produced black type progeny. He will stand at £7,000 at Nunnery Stud in 2017.
Finally, the charity announced that the nomination offered by Darley is one to Dawn Approach, and not his sire New Approach as it had initially announced.

Dawn Approach was Champion two-year-old after remaining undefeated in six outings including the National Stakes and Dewhurst Stakes. He continued to shine at three by winning the 2000 Guineas and the St. James’s Palace Stakes in front of Toronado.

His first yearlings sold up to €300,000 and his service fee will be at €30,000 in 2017, when he will stand at Kildangan Stud.
The total funds raised will go towards Au-Delà Des Pistes, the organisation created by the Aga Khan Studs and Godolphin to promote and co-ordinate thoroughbred aftercare and retraining of retired racehorses in France.

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