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Sheikh Joaan Al Thani Buys Promising Filly
Middleham Park Racing's Nick Bradley announced on At The Races that Sheikh Joaan Al Thani has purchased undefeated juvenile filly Sandiva (Footstepsinthesand-Miss Corinne, by Mark Of Esteem), reports turftrax.com. Bradley revealed, "She won't be running for Middleham Park in the Albany, but we do wish her new connections all the best. Unfortunately in horse racing we are a business and we have to look after our owners' interests. We sold one or two of our horses last year and hopefully we've used the money wisely. We'd like to do the same with the sale of Sandiva. It's disappointing they (Middleham Park owners) won't get a winner at Royal Ascot, but I think she will win. That's just the position we are in the market at the moment." Sandiva has recorded 2 wins (including the Listed Fillies Sprint Stakes) from 2 starts for £35,186 earnings.