Buyers Club col
Unnamed : 2016 bay gelding
Owner : The Buyers Club
Tommy close up


                                                                      Sage Et Voile
  2016 bay gelding    
                                                                      Classic Cliché
                                        Your Place Or Mine

The family

This Sageburg gelding is the 6th foal of the Classic Cliché mare Your Place Or Mine who won an Irish bumper on debut.
Your Place Or Mine has bred just one winner so far, Irish hurdler Owl Creek Bridge (by Gold Well) although Point winner Classic Place (by Beneficial) did subsequently show promising form when placed in bumpers for WP and Noel Meade.

Grand-dam Tyrilda was unraced but in addition to Your Place Or Mine, she has bred another two winning horses. Tom George trained the fairly useful Sir Harry Lewis mare Saphire Night to 3 hurdle victories around the turn of the last decade. Another son, Badger, won a staying chase then followed up with 3 wins in Point-to-Points.

3rd dam, the French bred Timilda won on the Flat and over jumps in her native land and bred 2 winners. The most notable of these was Talego whose 4 wins included a couple of Listed chases at Auteuil as well as a Listed hurdle at that same French venue.

About the sire

Sageburg (grey horse, born 2004) was trained in France. Unraced as a 2 year old he ran the following season for Andre Favre winning a Listed race at Deauville over 10f.
A tall, leggy colt he switched stables to be trained by Alain de Royer-Dupre as a 4 year old and showed much improved form. Top class form, best of which was when winning the 9.3f Group 1 Prix d'Ispahan at Longchamp. He was highly strung on the racecourse, and while on breeding (dam won over 1½ miles) would have been expected to stay 12f, Sageburg was best at trips from 8-10 furlongs. Timeform rated 122.
Sageburg began his stud career in France in 2009 at Haras de la Gatine in Normandy for a fee of €3,000. During this first part of his stud career he sired well over 100 winners on the level headed by Group 2 winners Peace Burg, Si Sage and Spain Burg.
He is now better known as a jumps sire and switched to Garryrichard Stud in Ireland in 2015, where he has covered large books of mares each season. Best jumps progeny are Grade 2 winning hurdler Chi'tibello and Harry Whittington's Grade 2 winning hurdler Rouge Vif.

Tommy on the gallops
Form Summary

Season 2020-21 outlook
Big Spenders......we are not! Most definitely.
It's not common at all for ourselves, or any of our owners, to indulge in 5-figure sums for a new horse. On those rare occasions over the past decade that we have, Dali Mail would be a success in that respect but there have also been a couple of nice types in that price range who haven't quite hit the mark. It can be a difficult pill to swallow.
That said I hold fairly high hopes for the career of this Sageburg gelding, a 5-figure purchase (even when converted into sterling) from the 2019 Tatts Ireland NH August Sales, adding to the ever expanding Buyers Club portfolio.

The 4 year olds of 2020 seem a lovely bunch (but we would say that, wouldn't we) although a couple may not fully blossom until sent chasing in seasons to come. However, 'Tommy' goes nicely and is one of the more forward of this group so look for him to make a bumper debut in December.

In preparation for another foray into the addictive world of bloodstock sales, The Buyers Club CEO Mark 'Mouse' Young met his his fellow board members and compiled a long short-list - or was it a short long-list? - from the near 900 catalogued horses of the 2019 Tatts Ireland NH Store Sale.

There was the usual entourage of stable staff, owners, self-appointed bloodstock agents and hangers-on from Dodlands Steading spread across the arena and bar complex during the 3 days but with the short-list carefully guarded 'Mouse' and Callum set off on a tour of the stables.

Lots of legwork on Day 1 but apart from a couple of horses who would have put a strain on the budget, no bids were forthcoming. Similar story on Day 2 with close scrutiny of geldings by Yeats, Leading Light and Sageburg. And it was Lot 388, a good looking gelding by Sageburg that saw appointed bidder Callum succeed with a winning bid. Much to the delight of the on-lookers from afar!
An excellent purchase to race in the colours of The Buyers Club.

August 2019 was a busy time for Scottish preparation yards but we were delighted that Kelso based handler Nick Orpwood could take 'Tommy' and a couple of his fellow Irish Sales purchases straight away to complete their education.
A few weeks later and this gelding was back at Dodlands for his first spell in training. Just 3 or 4 weeks for experience until we gauge he's done enough before being packed off to a nearby yard for the winter months. He came back into the yard in the Spring, working upsides the string in the mornings all the while gaining strength and muscle tone before another couple of months at summer grass.

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