IT WAS clear midway through the season that those who had paid EUR15,000 for a nomination to Acclamation this year were on the winning side of a deal.
On the day that Vaniloquio became Acclamation's eighth stakes winner in the Listed Prix Herod at Longchamp, his sire was in the midst of dominating Book 2 of the Tattersalls October sale.
And while Acclamation's average naturally dropped a gear in Book 2 to 117,357gns, his stranglehold on trade strengthened; he was the only sire with more than one offered to return an average of six figures, while he accounted for half a dozen of the top ten lots and eight of the 46 to break six figures.
The sudden surge in popularity for Acclamation's progeny, greater than that in the aftermath of his excellent first crop, no doubt results from his ongoing success this season, but there are other factors in play, notably the precocity and toughness associated with his progeny.
It is "time for common sense" to prevail, said Youngstown, Ohio, Bishop Thomas Tobin, who rose in support of a prayer that "is very well known and very useful for our people." Mobile Archbishop Oscar Lipscomb, calling it a "very valid act of faith," offered a proposal to restore the acclamation.
The acclamation, fast adopted in 1970, is not found in the Ordo Missae, the Order of the Mass, nor is it a translation from Latin, said Trautman.
Gently reminded that it was under his leadership that the committee initially made its recommendation to remove the acclamation, George looked surprised.
By a vote of 160-70, the bishops voted to table the suppression of that memorial acclamation as they await additional guidance that will come with the publication of the new Roman Missal.
The fifth chapter is the strongest, arguing (see page 162) that anxiety empowers speech between classes and turns each acclamation
into a negotiation, but this chapter ends on page 164.
An amazing sale for Acclamation continued yesterday, most notably when John Warren paid 230,000gns for a grandson of Pretty Polly Stakes winner Tarfshi bred by Liam Mulryan and consigned from Rathbarry Stud.
Emphasising that point was an Acclamation colt out of a halfsister to Newmarket Listed winner With Interest, who had cost Rathbarry Stud 35,000gns as a foal and realised 165,000gns when knocked down to David Redvers on behalf of Sheikh Fahad Al Thani's Pearl Bloodstock.
WHEN Middle Park Stakes winner Dark Angel was retired to stud at the end of his two-year-old season last year, it looked as though last season's leading first-crop sire Acclamation had lost his biggest name.
Acclamation looks to be a true sprint sire, more so than his sire Royal Applause whose stud record is headlined by 1m2f American Oaks winner Ticker Tape.
As a tough, fast and sound filly, Cake appears to be a typical Acclamation. Richard Hannon's filly could make the fifth start of her campaign in Sunday's 5f Group 3 Sapphire Stakes at the Curragh, where she may meet Pencil Hill.