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$13,000 colt breaks maiden impressively in Ireland

June 5

Markhan looked a colt to follow in Ireland on Sunday when the five and a half length winner of the mile maiden at Listowel for David Marnane. 

Markhan was always travelling well under Colm O’Donoghue and made rapid improvement a furlong out to take up the running and stride clear.

The son of Birdstone was bought by Chad Schumer for $13,000 at the 2014 Keeneland September Sale and resold by Johnny Collins’ Brown Island Stables the following May for €145,000 to Ibrahim Rachid, acting on behalf of Prince Saif Aldin Al Saud.

Click here to read about his two-year-old sale – which made him the third top lot at Goresbridge – in the TDN.

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