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UK Tatts Book 2 Day-2: $352k Refuse To Bend Colt
Sheikh Mohammed's bloodstock advisor John Ferguson out-bid Epsom-based trainer Terry Mills & paid 160,000 guineas (A$352,000) for a colt by 4-time Gr1-winning Darley 1st-season stallion & shuttle sire Refuse To Bend (out of Danehill mare Withorwithoutyou). The colt (consigned from Denis McDonnell's Parkway Farm in Ireland) is a half-brother to Art Connoisseur (winner of the UK Gr2 Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot this year & 2nd in Ireland's Gr1 Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh).