Dancing Rain bought for 4 million gns

John Ferguson, bloodstock advisor for Sheikh Mohammed, paid 4 million guineas (€5m) for Dancing Rain at the Tattersalls December Mare Sale in Newmarket last night.

Dancing Rain  bought for 4 million gns

The five-year-old mare, winner of the Epsom and German Oaks, is in foal to Frankel.

Dancing Rain claimed the British Champions Fillies’ And Mares’ Stakes at Ascot in 2011.

Ferguson said: “This game is all about reducing the odds, and for us to get the greatest chance of producing a Classic winner, buying Dancing Rain reduces the odds. You can have lots of mares, but you need jewels — Sheikh Mohammed felt that she’s a jewel.”

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