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breeders’ cup exceptional 2017 his fee is rising to $250,000 for 2018. Medaglia D’Oro had a strange Breeders’ Cup, as his son Bolt D’Oro, who was generally regarded as the nearest to a sure thing at the meet, could only finish third in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1), but by way of compensation the sire completed the rather unusual double of having the winners of a Breeders’ Cup Dirt Sprint, and also the Turf (G1) over 1m4f on the lawn. Bar Of Gold’s dam Khancord Kid was also bred by the Bromans. Herself winner of the Herecomesthebride Stakes (G2), Khankord Kid is a daughter of the champion older horse, Lemon Drop Kid. The grand-dam Confidently is an unraced daughter of Storm Cat, and is a sister to the speedy Yankee Gentleman – best known as broodmare sire of American Pharoah. Confidently’s dam, the Flying Paster mare Key Phrase, won the Santa Monica Handicap (G1) and is a half-sister to Common Hope (like Confidently, by Storm Cat), the dam of the champion Shared Belief. Bar Of

Medaglia D’Oro has enjoyed an extremely successful stud career, and after an exceptional 2017 his fee is rising to $250,000 for 2018 Gold’s fifth dam Bad Seed, a stakes winner in California, is out of the imported Cheveley Park Stakes heroine, Rich And Rare. The selection of Medaglia D’Oro as the first mate for Khancord Kide stood out as an appealing one, as not only had Medaglia D’Oro started well with Mr. Prospector line mares in general, but also Lemon Drop Kid’s sire Kingmambo is out of a mare by Nureyev, a three-quarters brother to Sadler’s Wells, the grandsire of Medaglia D’Oro. Of course, both the broad Sadler’s Wells/

Talismanic strikes for André Fabre: the trainer’s first Breeders’ Cup came in 1993 with Arcangues

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Kingmambo and Kingmambo/Sadler’s Wells crosses have been very successful.

French success in the Turf

Medaglia D’Oro’s Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) winner Talismanic – who prevailed by a halflength over the American hope Beach Patrol – was also something of an outsider at 14-1. Running outside of France for the first time in his career, Talismanic had won two

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Stallion Review 2017, including Frankel, Mickley Stud, a wealth of stallion statistics and an interview with Elite Racing Club, owner-breede...

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Stallion Review 2017, including Frankel, Mickley Stud, a wealth of stallion statistics and an interview with Elite Racing Club, owner-breede...