May 14, 2018

Group 3 double at Leopardstown for September Yearling Sale graduates

September Yearling Sale

It was a superb day at Leopardstown yesterday for September Yearling Sale graduates with a Group 3 double. The unbeaten ZIHBA produced a smart performance to win the Group 3 Amethyst Stakes on only his third outing, his first on grass and the only three-year-old to line up in this company. Trainer Fozzy Stack confirmed after the race that the Irish 2,000 Guineas is now on the cards. 

WHO'S STEPH, who was snapped by up by owner George Strawbridge after winning the Priory Belle 1,000 Guineas Trial, produced another eye-catching performance and confirmed herself as a very smart filly when winning the Group 3 Derrinstown Stud 1,000 Guineas Trial for trainer Ger Lyons who revealed after her victory that she would now be supplemented for the Irish 1,000 Guineas.

ZIHBA, Trainer: Fozzy Stack

Owner: Britton/Werrett
Jockey: Chris Hayes
Breeder: Mark & Caroline Hanly
Sold: September Yearling Sale 2016
Vendor: Grange Hill Stud
Purchaser: de Burgh Equine
Price: €62,000

WHO'S STEPH, Trainer: Ger Lyons

Owner: George Strawbridge
Jockey: Colin Keane
Breeder: Patrick Headon
Sold: September Yearling Sale 2016
Vendor: Whitehall Stud
Purchaser: Ger Lyons
Price: €40,000

Inspections are well under way for this year’s September Yearling Sale with a record number of applications