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Claremont Thoroughbreds Overwhelmed by Interest
A decision by Claremont Thoroughbreds principal Greg Daffey to part with $42,500 for one-time boom 3YO colt Royal Symphony could turn into a huge windfall. A son of Aquis Farms’ stallion Domesday, Royal Symphony started his career like a whirlwind, winning his first four starts in a row, including the Listed Gibson Carmichael Stakes where he put 4-lengths on a quality field. He subsequently finished fourth in both the Gr1 Caulfield Guineas and Gr1 Cox Plate, before succumbing to a serious tendon injury that pretty much finished his career despite an attempted comeback after two years. At $4,950, racing.com reports there are plenty of astute judges prepared to have a throw at the stumps with a genuine Gr1 class horse, with Daffey declaring the interest has been that overwhelming, Royal Symphony could serve as many as 100 mares in his debut season.