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Dual Gr.1 Winning Mare La Bague Au Roi Entered in Doncaster January Sale

Top-class race mare La Bague Au Roi, winner of the Grade 1 Kauto Star Novices' Chase and Grade 1 Flogas Novice Chase, will be offered at the Goffs UK January Sale at Doncaster on 26 – 27 January.

Trained by Warren Greatrex, the 9YO has won an impressive 14 starts under rules with other headline victories coming in the Grade 2 Berkshire Novices' Chase and Grade 2 Warfield Hurdle. A well-bred mare from a strong Black-Type family, she is a half-sister to the three-time winner and Grade 1 placed Reine Angevine and the winning and twice Listed placed Franche Alliance. Her dam, Alliance Royale, is a half-sister to the Grade 3 winners Walt and Plaisir Du Roy.

La Bague Au Roi is owned by Mrs Julien Turner and Andrew Merriam and will be offered in the January Sale’s Breeding Stock Session by Mill House Stud.  

Trainer Warren Greatrex commented on La Bague Au Roi:

“She is a gorgeous, tough and hugely talented mare and one of the best horses I have trained. She has given us all some wonderful memories, especially her 2018/19 season when she was at the peak of her powers and beat a class field in the Grade 1 Kauto Star Novices' Chase and then put in a brave display to take the Grade 1 Flogas Novice Chase in Ireland. 

“She is a horse I will never forget and she has been massive for my career. We will miss her in the yard and wish her the very best for the next stage of her career.”

The Doncaster January Sale will host the UK’s only NH foal session which already includes a strong selection of foals by sires including Blue Bresil, Buck’s Boum, Court Cave, Doctor Dino, Doyen, Getaway, Jack Hobbs, Kingston Hill, Milan, No Risk At All, Order Of St George, Shirocco, Telescope, Walk In The Park, etc. NH Foal, Breedingstock, Horses-in-Training and Point-to-Point entries are due by 4 January and can be made online by clicking here.