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Frankel cruises to Qipco victory: is he the best we have ever seen?
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1 Gr.1 Prix Morny 6f, at 2
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2 Gr.1 Middle Park Stakes 6f, at 2
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3 Gr.1 July Cup 6f, at 3
beating Gr.1 winners STAR WITNESS, WAR ARTIST and REGAL PARADE.
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RESULTS 4 Gr.1 Haydock Sprint Cup 6f, at 3
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There is more involved in the new whip rules than just jockey and equine welfare
The first word
While Frankel at Ascot looked to be just about the best horse we have ever seen, the BHA Daft Rule Committee nearly ruined everything
10 News and views
Ted Voute and William Huntingdon report on the yearling sales season, Dream Ahead retires to Ballylinch, and we report on recent symposiums and conferences
20 UK racing
Sue Montgomery enjoyed a stunning Champions Day at Ascot, but is not sure that Newmarket’s Future Champions Day will live up to its name
30 Is the Breeders’ Cup under threat..?
...asks John Sparkman in the light of the development of the Ascot race day
34 Sunday on for a Hat Trick
Alan Porter profiles Dabirsim, winner of the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardėre for first-crop Sunday Silence sire Hat Trick
38 Happier days
Naohiro Goda meets Fumo Hakamada, manager of Shadai Farm’s training centre at Sendai, a city which bore the brunt of the tsunami in March
73 Waller’s ways
98 Bloodstock charity effort The Katie Nugent Duathlon
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Frankel is he the becruises to Qipco vi ctor st we have ever seen?y:
76 Equine transport requires care
We almost••take international transport of horses for granted these days, but the death of stallion War Pass last New for December was a reminder not to take2012 these things too lightly
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• HOLY ROMAN AUSSIE RULES EMPER Contact: Coolm OR • HURRICANE • CANFORD CLIFFS RUN • • CHOIS ore Tom Gaffne Stud, Fethard, Co. TipperMASTERCRAFTSMAN IR • DANEHILL DANCE • MONTJEU y, David Magni ary, • ORATORIO R • DUKE OF MARMALADE er, Joe Herno Ireland. Tel: 353-5 • PEINT 2-6131 • n or Cathal Murphy: 353-2298. Fax: 353-52-6131 RE CELEBRE • POUR DYLAN THOMAS • EXCEL MOI • RIP VAN LENT ART • 5-31966/316 382. Christ y Grassi FASTNET WINKLE 89. Kevin Buckle y (UK Rep.) ck, David O’Loughlin, • ROCK OF GIBRALTAR ROCK • FOOTSTEPSIN Eddie 44-7827-79 THESA • 5156. E-mail Fitzpatrick, Tim Corba STARSPANGLEDBANNER ND • GALILEO • HIGH CHAPA : sales@coolm • STRAT llis, ore.ie WebMaurice Moloney, Gerry EGIC PRINCE • THEWA RRAL • site: www.c oolmore.comAherne, Mathieu Legars YYOUARE • YEATS • or All stallions nominated Jason Walsh. to EBF.
81 Mare of the month
Up At Dawn, dam of the US Graded race winner, Up At Time
82 The database
celera e with gr eat Darryl Sherer talks to the leading The speedtion. he has is exceptiona l. Sydney trainer about moving to ❞ Australia from New Zealand and buying horses in Europe
with data compiled by Weatherbys
60 Dealing with the aftermath
Adrian Webber meets Japanese trainer Yasutoshi Ikee, who produced this year’s Japanese 2,000 Guineas and Derby winner, Orfevre
55 Like father, like son
Ahead of the Far East international racing season, Yuichi Goto of the Japan Racing Association talks about the earthquake, the organisation’s aims and future goals
Paul Haigh meets the man who has won the jockeys’ title in Hong Kong an amazing 11 times in sucession
50 Quality control
67 The Whyte stuff
This autumn’s yearling sales gave breeders some respite after the tumultuous recent years, writes Jocelyn de Moubray
Champion the cover Frankel by Trevor Jones
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There is far more...
...to the whip debate than just the concerns of jockeys and equine welfare, writes Sally Duckett
he use of the whip in British horseracing has been such an overworked subject in the last three weeks, but the issue has such important consequences for our industry and there is still such confused thinking about the subject. Unless you are reading our pdf version, which will be online a few days after going to press, by the time this issue is available in print, the rules may well have changed again, given the recent history of this matter. The BHA’s management of the issue has been conspicuous by its absence, while the PJA has been somewhat duplicitous and lacking leadership. The organisation apparently agreeed to the changes in the summer, then coming out fighting once the rules were brought in and the jockeys found them unworkable, arguing that they had not been consulted and that the penalties were too steep. We then reached a point when Kevin Darley of the PJA said on the Morning Line that it was happy with the “number of hits” ruling, but was unhappy with the penalty measures; a position that it reversed a day later after Ruby Walsh recieved a five-day ban for giving one an extra smack at Aintree (despite the ride being applauded by most), a ban which raised the possibilities of a last-race boycott at Aintree. Unfortunately, despite the BHA’s 10-month expensive review into the use of the whip, there are still so many questions yet to be resolved. What actually is the public perception regarding the use of the whip? Do racegoers and nonracegoers alike watch the sport and struggle to sleep at night if they have seen a horse whipped in a race? Is racing creating a problem of its own devising? Is it listening too much to groups such as World Horse Welfare, who seem to be gaining an ever-increasing voice on such matters, and is seemingly terrified of losing RSPCA support, rather than run the sport for itself? Why are the Grand National tickets selling so fast if the public is abhorrent to racing as it is? Where is the scientific research into a horse’s reaction to being whipped – particularly with the use of the “softer” sticks? Why hasn’t a fully funded project been established to measure the levels of adrenaline / pain responses that a horse experiences in a race? It is all very well jockey William Buick lightly smacking someone’s hand on TV and saying that it is the sound that makes the difference, but what does a horse – with his thicker skin and hair – feel? Would it respond in a similar manner if it just
Will it just mean that jockeys ride within the rules in order not to be given an enforced holiday, but stop acting like sportsmen?
heard the sound of something waving in the air? And does that change from one race to the next? What is being done to educate the wider world to ensure that the sport is understood? Roly Owers of World Horse Welfare said on the Morning Line that there is a “huge public misunderstanding” of the sport – what is being done to counteract that? Why are those with zero tolerance to whip use not being told that sometimes communication with a horse can only be achieved with a smack? Owers also stated on TV that the past rules created 900 whip offences (a mere one per cent of rides) last year – it appears that this has been the catalyst for change. So perhaps herein lies the problem, that just possibly the former rule – and the probably more or less the correct rule – created the issue itself by just being there. The number system has been created because it is less subjective, is easier for stewards to work with – and to appease the RSPCA and World Horse Welfare – and I guess the BHA thought it would be easier for jockeys to work within its parameters than before. At least every jockey and every steward knows where he is – there are no fuzzy lines anymore. But will this mean that the best of every horse (after all what the sport is supposed to be about) is produced in a race? If the offences do decline, will it just mean that jockeys ride within the rules in order not to be given an enforced holiday, but stop acting like sportsmen? And what will happen if there isn’t a drop in whip offences? Will the rules be tightened further and changed again, just to reduce the whip offences for reasons of public perception rather than to do best by the sport and so, by extension, the horses? So are seven and eight hits the right amount? That will only be revealed as time progresses, but racing will undoubtedly alter. There is so much more to this issue than merely equine welfare – is the BHA prepared to monitor, assess those horses that win, place and also ran, would those same
horses have won or lost under the old regime? It must speak to trainers, jockeys, owners and punters as to how they believe the results are panning out, what chances does each and every horse get, are more horses retired out of racing earlier and what implications that might have, how are the new races perceived – if at all differently, are races changing for the better or worse, is it easier for those who are perhaps not going to do their best to ensure they do just that? Will the early pace be taken out of racing – if so, will that give more horses more chances? Will it pander to the worse horses or the best? Will just those horses with the best jockeys riding get to win races? Will jockey strength become even more important – or irrelevant? Will it be a case of the survival of the fittest 0r will tactics become vital? Or will jockeys being merely trying to remember the smacks give in a 3m5f chase than operating to the height of their skill? Will owners start leaving the sport? Will the top Irish-based jockeys carry out their threat to stop riding in this country, believing that they can no longer ride to the best of their ability? Will more jump horses start falling as jockeys are unable to keep their horses travelling effectively for them – could this have dangerous consequences? Will this lead to early challenges regarding the continuation of NH racing? Is the only answer to ban the whip altogether, apart from corrective use? And what would tbe allowed? Giving a lazy jumper a quick backhander after a sloppy jump? And where does this leave our British horseracing, and our horses, in the international, multimillion pound world of horseracing? Will our horse population improve for this change, those horses who try their hardest becoming the race winners, rather than those who are ridden by those who just use their whips the strongest? Will British racing become that world leader that the BHA dream about, or just a laughing stock? The use of the whip has far more implications than just horse welfare and upset jockeys.
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the first word
... a season of Frankel and whips, bound together by the BHA, writes Paul Haigh
And Frankel is unquestionably the best racehorse of any sort anywhere. Whisper it, so we won’t put a jinx on him, but there’s just a chance he’s the best there’s ever been
wait for the Glorious Twelfth of anything to catch a glimpse of the latest set of initials to elect themselves British racing’s rulers trying to blow their corns off with double-barrelled Marklins. The latest wheeze though was a beauty even by the high standards set over the last few decades. Some slack-jawed simpleton at BHA HQ at some time came up with the following suggestion: “You know this big meeting we’re having at Ascot? The one we’ve got the Qataris to sponsor so it actually looks as though we’ve got some prize-money like all the other countries where bookmaking is a criminal offence? The one that’s going to put racing back on the news bulletins and back at the top of the back pages? The one that’s going to provide a grand finale to the season’s ‘narrative’? “Well, let’s introduce a really daft new whip rule just before it, so that then we can distract attention from the actual races and make it look as though we are accepting the critics’ own interpretation of racing as a cruel sport for insensitive louts who don’t give a damn about the welfare of the poor ickul horsies.” And then a majority of his colleagues must have shouted: “I say, that’s a jolly good idea!” It almost defies belief. But it must have happened. The result as we now know was that the attention which should have belonged to Cirrus Des Aigles as the worthy winner of the Champion Stakes and to the whole otherwise successful concept of British Champions Day in general was deflected instead onto the stewards’ decision to, in effect, fine his rider, Christophe Soumillon, around £50,000. This guaranteed that media space would be devoted to the same daft rule instead of to the celebration of British racing the Qataris had paid for, and it humiliated the BHA although
h Autumn. Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. Season too of major race meetings designed to tell us who the real champs are. Perhaps unusually however, we’ve known the identity of at least two of them for quite some time now. Black Caviar is unquestionably the best sprinter in the world, even if she isn’t allowed to leave Australia to prove it. And Frankel is unquestionably the best racehorse of any sort anywhere. Whisper it, so we won’t put a jinx on him, but there’s just a chance he’s the best there’s ever been. Timeform doesn’t think so. Timeform thinks there have been three who may be considered his superiors even in the mere 60-odd years they’ve been trying to evaluate form. Their names are Sea Bird, Brigadier Gerard and Tudor Minstrel. Not bad horses in their day, but which one would you make favourite to beat the colt named in honour of the late, great American trainer, sometimes referred to disrespectfully in US press rooms as “Dr Frankelstein”? Maybe Brigadier Gerard, who most have always assumed to be the greatest miler ever. But would even the Brigadier have been able to cope with Frankel’s mid-race speed? After Frankel had humiliated the only two contemporary pretenders to his crown in the Qipco Queen Elizabeth II Stakes on the inaugural British Champions Day at Ascot, an almost incredulous reporter asked Tom Queally, who must feel rather like that couple who won the equivalent of the Greek national debt on Euromillions, whether it was really possible that, as his trainer had suggested, this horse might be even better next year. Tom gave one of those deliberately sly grins that Irish horsemen like to dispense when speaking to you very, very confidentially indeed, and said: “He might too.” In that case, get ready to step aside Brigadier, Minstrel and Sea Bird. Get on down there with Dancing Brave, Sea The Stars and the other alltime greats already rated beneath him. Autumn is also, of course, the season for British racing to shoot itself in the foot. Well, any season is actually. Nobody has to
its members were probably too stupid to realise it had done so. Soumillon did though. “I am embarrassed for British racing” he said. His other remark was: “Now I won’t be able to pay my dentist.” Fortunately for the most famous Belgian since Plastique Bertrand, his economic situation was rectified the very next day when he rode Sarah Lynx to a 4l victory in the Pattison Canadian International at Woodbine, and his weeping dentist dried his eyes at once. Soumillon was intendings to appeal, but the BHA, under pressure from jockeys, reviewed the daft rule. With another Daft Rule Committee no doubt. But even with the tinkering the problem will persist for as long as the rule does. Is it really believed that those who detest racing because they imagine it’s cruel will begin to love it if the use of the whip is curtailed or even banned? Do those who rightly hate cruelty really believe they are witnessing it when one of the most pampered creatures on earth gets smacked six times instead of five with an instrument deliberately designed not to inflict on him any pain or damage? If people want to be indignant about cruelty they should look in the prisons of Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan or the places where Britain and the US have “renditioned” its assumed enemies. We call ourselves Homo Sapiens. If only our moral sense matched our cleverness at creating gadgets. Meanwhile applause is due to jockey Richard Hughes, who has handed in his licence in protest at the rules. Maybe he’s rich enough for the gesture not to cause much pain to himself or his family, but it takes a bit of guts to stand up against a crowd – particularly a smug one. Ah autumn. Season of missed opportunities and hollow self-righteousness.
Genetics of performance
At last month’s genetics symposium in Lexington, Professor Matthew Binns outlined some of the recent research that he has been undertaking
Is genetics important to the horse industry?” asked Professor Matthew Binns at the 2011 Thoroughbred Pedigree, Genetics, and Performance Symposium, held at the beginning of September in Lexington, Kentucky. “A major determinant of sale prices is the pedigree. And pedigree can be thought of as a surrogate for genetics,” he explained while outlining that the stud book has created a “playground” for geneticists.
While the inbreeding coefficient for thoroughbreds, on average, is somewhere around eight per cent, some individuals could have higher or lower coefficients. Binns explained that each horse has 64 chromosomes, half from the sire and half from the dam. “Zenyatta for instance ‘on average’ would have gotten about four of her 64 chromosomes (or about six per cent of her DNA) from Nashua, to whom she is inbred 5x5,” he said. “She may have got more, she may have got less, she may even have got nothing. The chances of her getting the same chromosomal region down both sides, and thus recreating Nashua’s genotype in that region are very small.” There are some shared genetics between siblings, Binns explained. Two half siblings, for example, will share about 25 per cent of their DNA. Likewise, broodmares by the same sire will pass about 12.5 per cent of the sire’s genetics on to their offspring.
“Proof of Principle”
Binns noted that some traits – such as coat colour – can be evaluated using simple Mendelian genetics (i.e. the punnett square as used in school) as bay colour is dominant while chestnut is recessive. Other traits, such as athletic performance, are more difficult to analyse and are, thus, called “complex traits”. Binns described a study that examined the incidence of white leg markings in thoroughbred horses, which is a “well-defined complex trait,” and in the complex category with athletic performance. White markings in horses, he relayed, result from an absence of melanocytes (pigment-producing cells) “Asymmetry in markings is common, though limbs have identical genotypes and similar intrauterine environments,” explained Binns. “The strong correlation between white facial markings and white legs suggest some of the same genes are involved in both traits.” Interestingly, Binns noted that gender also seems to play a role in the development of white markings as males are observed to have more markings than do females; white markings are found more frequently and are more extensive on front legs than on the back legs; and more markings are seen on the left side of the body than the right. Through his study, Binns was able to target four loci (the specific location of a gene or DNA sequence on a chromosome) on three chromosomes that seemed to play a role in the
Professor Matthew Binns grouped horses into four performance catagories
presence or absence of white markings in thoroughbreds: one gene on ECA2 (ECA = “equine chromosome”), two genes on ECA3 and one gene on ECA16. Binns identified one loci on ECA3 and the loci on ECA16 as good candidate genes, both of which were later validated by a further group of reseachers.
Genetics of performance
Binns went on to outline his studies examining the complex trait of equine genetics relating to performance. “Race performance is like a rubik’s cube,” he explained. “Scientific studies have estimated the heritability of racing performance in the thoroughbred and concluded that genetics contributes 35-50 per cent of performance.” In one study information from approximately 4,500 DNA samples was reviewed. About 1,150 horses had undergone full genome scans – more than 200 of the samples were taken from Grade 1 race winners, 18 of the samples came from individuals who won US Triple Crown races, and many samples were from top thoroughbred stallions. Binns paired the DNA samples with further information collected about each submission, including
the individual’s racing history, the distance at which they raced most successfully, the surface on which the animals were most successful running and the horse’s height. Binns identified a panel of SNP markers (single nucleotide polymorphisms, the smallest and most common type of genetic variant) associated with racing ability, established whether the SNPs were dominant or recessive traits, developed a scoring system giving “Genetic Grades A, B, C and D” (i.e. ranked the horses’ genetic potential), and established incidence of “Genetic Grades in Sales Population.” Binns grouped the horses into four categories – A, B, C, and D (A being the most potential and D being the least) – which rated their genetic potential as athletes. Binns found that: 1. The SNPs that were associated with the horses’ ideal race distance were located on ECA18 – the same chromosome linked with double muscle disorders in other species. 2. About half of the Kentucky Derby winners evaluated showed the same general genotypes. 3. Overall, about 10 per cent of the horses tested were grouped in the A category, 40 per cent were rated B, 40 per cent were C-rated, and 10 per cent were classified D.
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Dream Ahead to stud at a fee of €17,500 Ballylinch Stud is to stand the five-time Group 1 winner Dream Ahead at a fee of €17,500 (£15,000). His book will be limited to 130 mares. Emirates Park Stud, Australia has also purchased a 50 per cent share in the stallion. It means that the stud is the major shareholder in five-time Group 1 winner, he will stand at the farm when shuttling to the southern hemisphere. Dream Ahead, trained by David Simock, has won the five Group 1 races: the Prix Morny, the Middle Park Stakes, the July Cup, the Haydock Sprint Cup and the Prix de la Forêt. The Emirates deal was finalised after Dream Ahead beat Goldikova in the Prix de la Forêt, the horse’s first top level win over 7f. The deal to stand the horse at Ballylinch next spring was secured just ahead of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe weekend and although a run in the US in the Breeders’ Cup was mooted, it has since been dismissed by new connections. John O’Connor, managing director of Ballylinch Stud said: “Dream Ahead was bought with a stud career in mind and we were keen to proceed with that plan. “His defeat of Goldikova in the Prix De La Forêt was a lovely note to end on – he has done everything that could have been asked of him and there was no need to race again. “He retires to stud 100 per cent sound and he is still in fact cantering away. David will let him down now and the horse will travel to Ireland when he is ready. “We are delighted to acquire Dream Ahead for Ballylinch, he is the outstanding sprinter of recent years and his thrilling defeat of Goldikova in the Prix de la Forêt over 7f means he could sire top milers, as well as top two-year-olds and sprinters like himself.” “We have priced him at a fee which we hope will give everyone a
Dream Ahead: to stand at Ballylinch and Emirates Park in Australia
chance, while also limiting his book size.” David Simcock, trainer of Dream Ahead said: “He’s been a star right from day one and has been a joy to train. He is the soundest and most straightforward horse you could wish to find and I will be lucky if I can find another horse like him. “His performance in the Middle Park was outstanding, when he beat good horses like Strong Suit and Approve by an easy 9l. He’s a greatlooking horse with a fantastic temperament combined with exceptional ability and I am sure he will be very successful at stud. I wish his new owners the very best of luck with him.” “He’s a magnificent individual standing 16.2 hands with an incredibly relaxed manner,” confirmed Trevor Lobb, CEO of Emirates Park. “I think anyone who saw the preliminaries for the Prix de la Forêt would have noted what a wonderful temperament he possesses and now I have seen it first-hand. “I’ve been looking for the most suitable new stallion to secure for Australia since joining Emirates Park and Dream Ahead is just that horse,” continued Lobb. “It’s been confirmed in the past few days that Timeform rated the performance 133lb. That compares more than favourably with any sprinter ever to stand in Australia.”
Darley’s Australian champion sire Lonhro to shuttle to America Australia’s reigning champion sire, Lonhro, is to shuttle to Darley’s stallion farm at Jonabell in Lexington, Kentucky for the 2012 breeding season. John Ferguson, Sheikh Mohammed’s bloodstock advisor said: “Lonhro is a rare thoroughbred – a horse of the year on the racetrack and then a champion sire. He is among the most talented horses to have graced the Australian turf in living memory and will bring
to America the soundness and toughness for which Australian horses are known. As a stallion, his rise has been meteoric.” Lonhro was a Group-winning juvenile, a Group 1 winner at three and went on to continued success as an older horse. In total he won 11 Group 1 races over 7f to 1m2f. He became Australia’s champion sire for the first time this year with only four crops to race, in the process defeating international sires Galileo and
Redoute’s Choice, and fellow Darley stallions Street Cry and Elusive Quality. He has already sired Group 1 winners Beaded and Benfica, as well as Denman, who now also stands alongside his sire at Darley in Australia. Lonhro joined the Darley team of stallions when Shiekh Mohammed purchased the Woodlands Stud racing and breeding empire for a reported $500 million. It is believed that this was the biggest purchase of its kind within racing.
Lonhro was transferred to Darley’s Aberdeen base, where he now stands for a fee of $88,000. Ferguson added: “Lonhro is coming in at the top of his game. He’s young. He’s fresh. He’s already proved he’s a stallion of influence. He stamps his stock. And he’s a great looking horse. Lonhro has totally rewarded our faith in the southern hemisphere and we believe he will be perfect for mares in the northern hemisphere and a real asset to breeders.”
New Group 3 race over 2m added to Dubai World Cup
he Dubai World Cup has added a 2m turf race to the 2012 World Cup card, increasing the total purse for the world’s richest day’s racing to $27.25 million.
Formerly known as the DRC Gold Cup, the race was won last year by Godolphin’s Whispering Gallery from the Gary Mooretrained Bergo. The race has now gained Group 3 status and will be worth $1million. Its addition increases the number of races on the World Cup card on March 31, 2012, to nine. The card is the culmination of a Dubai World Cup Carnival season that consists of 16 fixtures. “As the popularity of the Dubai World Cup and racing at Meydan grows, we must keep in step to encourage and foster the development of the sport,” said Saeed Humaid Al Tayer,
chairman of the board and CEO of Meydan. “Meydan has developed as a centrepiece of the international racing calendar and the further growth of the Dubai World Cup and Dubai World Cup Carnival will ensure that Dubai serves as a winter destination for some the biggest names in racing. We are pleased with our past accomplishments, but we also look to the future for even greater experiences in racing for Meydan, the Dubai World Cup, and the UAE.” The Al Quoz Sprint will gain Group 1 status in 2012. The race was added to the card in 2010, the first year of racing at Meydan.
Bloodstock agent William Huntingdon takes a look at the varied world of racing and bloodstock
“I have to admit I was one of the doubters”
Geoff Stickels has mastered the complex art and science of dealing with very different soils and watering requirements on the various parts of the course, which looked magnificent. The equine stars made the day and the crowd that thronged the paddock and winning enclosure matched Cheltenham at the festival Meeting. Frankel was the ultimate draw, combining athletic brilliance, a charismatic and legendary trainer, and one of British racing’s greatest owner-breeders. By the champion Galileo and named after Prince Khalid’s enormously successful, and recently deceased, Californian trainer, it was very moving to see the Juddmonte team decorously accept the congratulations of the Coolmore team as they passed each other in the Champion’s tunnel from the paddock to the saddling boxes. The initiative of getting great prize-money and removing Group penalties from the Group 2 and 3 races meant Fame And Glory and Society Rock participated. Great front-running rides from Jamie Spencer and Johnny Murtagh saw the Gold Cup winner triumph in
Clearly the new rules must have been invented by people who have never ridden, let alone in a race
espite the mounting cumulonimbus threatening British racing, a wonderful silver lining was unveiled in Qipco Champions Day at Ascot in mid October. I admit I was one of the doubters as it’s timing, sandwiched between the Arc and Breeders’ Cup meetings, was hardly ideal. Secondly, and more importantly, October weather could have been pretty unfriendly to an outdoor sport. As it was, 38 Group winners from 56 runners turned out to contest the five Group races. The weather gods must have been smiling as they turned on a day that would have been fabulous in June. The crowd of nearly 27,000 was double that at Newmarket the previous year. Access to Ascot from London is easy by train and the stand is built for maximising corporate and private hospitality. In a quiet, unassuming way, Charles Barnett and his team, have done an excellent job both with the catering and commemorating Ascot legends throughout the stand.
the Long Distance Cup and Dancing Rain add to her Epsom and German Oaks wins in a very fast time for the Fillies and Mares. Deacon Blues gave James Fanshawe another Group sprint winner at Ascot after Society Rock’s succcess in the Golden Jubilee Stakes in June. The climax of the day resulted in a thrilling victory of another cloud in the shape of Cirrus Des Aigles, who beat the ultra-tough and consistent Kiwi-bred So You Think. The whip issue came to an undignified climax with the huge fine and ban imposed on Christophe Soumillon after his win in the Champion Stakes. Richard Hughes had already fallen foul of the new rule and chose to hand in his licence rather than be subject to the complicated new guidelines. The timing of the introduction was as bizarre as the new rules. The end of a busy season is hardly ideal and perhaps January 1 on the all-weather after jockeys, trainers, owners and stewards had been fully briefed might have worked better. Clearly the new rules must have been invented by people who have
the news The most expensive yearling sold in Europe and the US this year: the filly by Galileo and out of Brigid. She cost 1.7million guineas
never ridden, let alone in a race. Penalties were far too stringent for the extra slap Cirrus got in the final furlong and apparently no serious thought was given to the destination of the very large fine. Hopefully an appeal, in the light of the new guidelines, will result in the fine and ban being overturned. Perhaps requiring amateurs and apprentices to keep their hands on the reins and use a slap on the neck/ shoulder as being experimented at Towcester might be worth trying. I have always advocated including a spell with Riding for the Disabled for offenders to shorten their ban, this would benefit everyone. It would be a bit like my recently completed speed awareness course, but rather more worthwhile. Much of the success of such a wonderful climax to the Flat season must go down to Sheikh Fahad al Thani, his brother, Sheikh Hamad, and his main advisor, David Redvers. Not only has he created a great finale, but the 35 race series was well supported and marketed. Sheikh Fahad’s racing arm, Pearl Bloodstock, has also enjoyed a good year. They have gone into the market and bought made horses like Frederic Engels, Codemaster, Side Glance and Lightening Pearl as a yearling. They have over 26 horses shared amongst 16 trainers. Their cleverest
move has been to leave the horses with their existing trainers and, close on the heels of that decision, is their preparedness to sell the horses on to a market better suited to their potential. In Dunaden, Pearl has a live chance in the Melbourne Cup after his victory in the Geelong Cup, one of the best prep races for the big one. He is by Nicobar who was a miler trained at Kingsclere, but Nicobar is out of a Belmez daughter of Juliette Marny, so there should be no stamina doubts on the female side. La Marlia has Kaldounevees and Busted in her immediate pedigree, so Indian Ridge is the only speed influence. Bauer, a fast-finishing third to Dunaden, faces a battle to get in the race as he is fairly low on the merit list. However stricter vet checks well before the declaration time should see one or two drop outs. Apparently T.A.B. technology cannot yet deal with reserves. Perhaps a couple of wild cards should be introduced to include horses with good recent form: one foreign and one local to preserve good relations. I trust David Redvers is learning a good Banjo Patterson poem in the event of victory. It need not be as long as Dermot Weld’s admirable recitation of The Man from Snowy River.
Two stars retire to Ashford Cape Blanco the first son of Galileo to stand in US; Uncle Mo in $10m deal The US champion juvenile of 2010, Uncle Mo
oolmore’s Ashford Stud in Kentucky is to stand both Uncle Mo, the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner and champion US juvenile of 2010, and Cape Blanco, the winner of five Group / Grade 1 races. No decision has yet been made whether Uncle Mo will race on in 2012, but a partnership deal was reportedly agreed in July between owner Mike Repole of Repole Stable and Coolmore. According to the Paulick Report, the deal is believed to have valued Uncle Mo at approximately $10 million and has escalator clauses for victories in Grade 1 races. The horse’s nose defeat to Caleb’s Posse in the King’s Bishop Stakes (G1) in August may thus have cost Repole $1 million or more. The horse has since won at Grade 2 level en route to a run in the Breeders’ Cup Classic. “We’ll see what happens in the Classic and then Todd [Pletcher] and I will sit down with the Coolmore team and we’ll decide where to go from there,” said Repole. A winter favourite for the Kentucky Derby, Uncle Mo, a $220,000 yearling purchase, missed the entire Triple Crown due to illness. The son of Indian Charlie was returning after a near fivemonth layoff in the King’s Bishop Stakes, but was back to his best in the Kelso Handicap (G2) at Belmont Park in September. He has won more than $1.6 million and five of his seven racecourse starts to date. “Todd Pletcher said he’s never had a horse as good as Uncle Mo, so that’s good enough for me,” said Ashford Stud manager Dermot Ryan. “He’s also a magnificent-looking horse by a very good sire, so we’re really looking forward to having him when the time comes for him to retire,” he added. Cape Blanco will become first son of Galileo to stand in North America. “Galileo is without doubt the hottest sire in the world right now,” said Ryan. “We’ve wanted to stand one of his top sons for some time but we thought we should wait for the right one, and in Cape Blanco we’re confident we’ve got him.” Unbeaten as a two-year-old, Cape Blanco won the Irish Derby (G1) and Irish Champion Stakes (G1) as a three-year-old before success in the three Grade 1 races this season: the Man O’War Stakes, the Arlington Million and the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic International Stakes.
The business of horseracing
We report on the Leaders In Racing conference that discussed the global future of the sport
he business of horseracing, both domestically and internationally, came under the spotlight at the inaugural Leaders in Racing conference on October 6. Held at Chelsea Football Club, the conference attracted 200 senior leaders from the racing industry from over 20 countries and was staged alongside the alreadyestablished Leaders In Football conference. The conference had succeeded to a large degree even before the MP for horseracing and betting gave the opening address – given the international presence at the £900-a -head conference (although the majority of attendees appeared to be on the guest list). Speakers from the Hong Kong Jockey Club, Singapore Turf Club, Australia’s Tabcorp, South Africa’s Phumelela, and the US’s Philadelphia Park and Parx Casino were all on the programme to debate racing’s declining market share of global gambling and the
different business and betting models around the globe over four sessions. The sessions could easily have been condensed into two, with much of the same ground re-trodden, but the bottom line was that, while in some countries racing is booming as a business – Hong Kong turned over HK$80.4 billion (£6.5bn) last season –, the British racing product still invites enviable looks from the rest of the world. “British racing has a wonderful heritage and I admire the atmosphere whenever I visit a racecourse here,” said chief executive officer of The Hong Kong Jockey Club Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges. Of course, as a business though, no country comes close to the HKJC and its governmentrun tote monopoly. Engelbrecht-Bresges shared the Club’s experience of adopting a more customer-centric strategy in its racing business development, noting that this had proved successful not only in halting Hong Kong’s spiralling downward trend
Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges: finds it difficult in Britain to get horseracing information
in turnover, but in reviving it from HK$60 billion in 2005/06 to HK$80.4 billion last season. “From a racecourse perspective if I come to Britain as an owner or a spectator, there is not enough information for me – it’s very difficult for me to know what’s going on when
As a mature sport horseracing has some ailing body parts, and has to think about how it can rejuvenate itself, and in my opinion, this is primarily through customer-centricity
there are 30 horses running. You don’t know until the winning post which of the horses has won,” he continued. “You have to make the race itself interesting so people, especially the younger racegoers, can participate and this comes down to technology and what you can offer different customers.” He continued: “On a global scale, horseracing is in solid health, although I wouldn’t say good health. As a mature sport horseracing has some ailing body parts, and has to think about how it can rejuvenate itself, and in my opinion, this is primarily through customer-centricity.” The Singapore Turf Club, which has long been playing catch-up with its Far Eastern neighbour, echoed the theme of customercentricity through speaker Kim Heng Teo. Two casinos have opened in Singapore in recent years and Heng Teo stressed the need to “bring out the emotive connection between the customer and the sport itself, rather than focusing on purely gaming.”
Another international speaker with firsthand experience of gaming is Bill Hogwood, deputy chairman of the US’s Philadelphia Park and Parx Casino – a racecourse on its knees before it opened a casino there in 2007, a lifeline which has kept the racecourse alive, and just about kicking. “Without the slot machines, the racecourse wouldn’t be here – it’s as simple as that,” he admitted. “We���d love to convert these players into race fans but we need big names running here. We haven’t had a Smarty Jones, who used to get 10,000 people to the track to
watch him work in the morning, for a long time now. There just aren’t the horses or stories to get people to watch racing here.” At least British racing doesn’t have that problem as both Rod Street, chief executive of Racing for Change and the British Champions Series, and Simon Bazalgette, chief executive of the Jockey Club Group, were quick to emphasise. Street said: “The very first race of the British Champions Series, which was won in such dramatic and sensational style by Frankel, definitely set the tone. “We’ve had great stories, such as the epic duels between So You Think and Workforce, and So You Think and Rewilding, Hayley Turner winning two Group 1 races, plus a Royal favourite for the Derby with Carlton House – we’ve been lucky with the stories, which have all led us to the big finale of Champions Day. “We are a great sport with iconic events like the Grand National and Derby. We have colour, spectacles and drama, but I always believe we can grow. Let’s not get complacent; there is a lot of competition for the betting pound, leisure pound and broadcast pound, so we have to be on our mettle.” Bazalgette added: “We’ve been doing some great things such as Racing for Change and the British Champions Series, and the figures show we are making progress. “TV audiences are up 30 per cent to 40 per cent, while attendances are up five per cent and six per cent. We’re getting a lot of things right. “But the funding, which comes from betting operators through the Levy, is not working and is based on 50-year-old legislation which needs to be fixed.”
The funding problem
Ah yes, the Levy. While the racing product itself seems to be in good health, its longevity and funding is of course largely dependent on the Levy – a focal point MP John Penrose opened with, and a matter which subsequently pervaded every session. MP John Penrose, has urged “racing and gambling to be facing in the same direction” if the sport is to secure a future for a levy system or its replacement. “Racing is a wonderful, wonderful product, at the heart of our sporting and cultural heritage and an important part of our economy, but its underpinnings are fraying at the ends, and it’s causing a great deal of concern,” he said. “Racing and gambling should be symbiotic
Paul Roy: believes there is a solution to the Levy
in its discussions to redesign the levy system or an alternative for the 21st century, and even for the 22nd and 23rd centuries. People tell me it is designed to create friction. “Racing and gambling need to negotiate like two suppliers, such as Proctor and Gamble negotiate with Tesco. When politicians get involved it can be a kiss of death, so it’s up to racing and gambling to work together, with a little bit of prodding and pushing from me.” BHA chairman Paul Roy firmly believes a solution or alternative will be decided in the near future, saying: “The big issue is on funding, which is having an effect on prizemoney. “The position is so critical that it has to be resolved. Both racing and the betting industry understand that and there’s a big political will to actually do something now, so I am encouraged.” Roy was speaking at the final session of the conference, which was clearly successful in its attendance (there was standing room only for the opening session), and its luring of some key international speakers. But aside from networking, those who did travel far would have been left wondering exactly what they were taking back home with them. A tighter structuring of the conference is needed; two sessions and two workshops possibly, with more internationally relevant sessions on themes such as co-mingling and marketing. There was also a notable absence from the Middle East and the rest of Europe. Get the above right, and the Leaders In Racing conference will have a future.
Stallions to stand in China
Dick Turpin goes to The emerging racing nation to import two Darley sires The National Stud
aRLEY is to stand two stallions in China in 2012 in support of the country’s fledgling thoroughbred industry. Jalil, a son of Storm Cat who cost $9.7 million as a yearling and who went on to win the Group 2 Maktoum Challenge in Dubai for Godolphin, will stand at Lisui Farm in Beijing, while the Australian Group 1 winner Sousa, a son of Galileo who took the Spring Champion Stakes, is to stand at Red Lake Farm in Inner Mongolia. The stallions will be managed by Junling Sun, a graduate of the Darley Flying Start programme. John Ferguson, Sheikh Mohammed’s bloodstock advisor, said: “Sheikh Mohammed
is eager to support the emergence of the Chinese thoroughbred industry and is particularly pleased he can contribute to the development of the Chinese racehorse. Sheikh Mohammed has selected these two stallions as they are both exceptional physical specimens, each boast stellar Classic bloodlines, and both performed with great credit at the highest level.”
Eastern Anthem to Withyslade Stud The newly established Withyslade Stud is to stand Eastern Anthem, winner of the Dubai Sheema Classic (G1), alongside its recent stallion acquisition Indian Haven. A fee will be announced in the near future.
No doubts... ’ ,
...for leading sales consignor Ted Voute, who voices his opinion on all things bloodstock and sales-related
he yearling sales this year really took everybody by surprise; maybe if we had analysed the supply and demand factor prior to the start we may have had a better clue. Simply, if the number of horses in training remains the same, but the number of foals decreases, then the bloodstock market will increase. Looking ahead to next year, assuming that the number of horses in training remains the same, we should see a similar rise next year as well. The increases at Tattersalls were dramatic and a few other points helped to contribute. The Qatar Royal family strengthened their involvement by buying more and for higher prices. Their presence, along with the Maktoums on the first day, ignited the sale as it always does if a principle does. Many other principles attended for at least a day, including Jim Hay, Andrew Tinkler, Craig Bennett (both as a seller and a buyer), Tony Nerses with S Al Homeizi and Sir Robert Ogden. In April, Tattersalls had been particularly stringent on accepting marginal pedigrees for fillies resulting in a stronger and smaller group in
The dual Group 1-winning miler Dick Turpin has been bought by The National Stud, Newmarket. A majority share will be retained by stud, with the remainder syndicated. It is the first stallion purchase since the stud was transferred to Jockey Club ownership in 2008. A son of Arakan, Dick Turpin won the Richmond Stakes (G2) as a juvenile, the Prix Jean Prat (G1) at three and recently the Premio Vittorio Di Capua (G1). The stud’s managing director Brian O’Rourke said: “I am keen to keep the momentum of the stud’s recent successes by finding new and exciting stallions. The market is competitive but I think we have found a future star in Dick Turpin. He has performed consistently at the highest level and is very good looking with a nice easy action.”
A range of influences for strong October sale
their sale, particularly in Book 2. The last reason was the “Acclamation effect”; every time I looked at the screen one of his was making 200,000gns, and helped to ensure that Rathbarry Stud was the leading vendor in Book 2. Looking forward everybody I talk too says they have the best foal crop for years and, provided the winter is not overly harsh, I can see next year’s yearling sales having the same trend – even this month’s foal sale having an element of strength. Backtracking to the shipping in and availability of yearlings to be shown, in general many vendors shipped in their Book 1 yearlings on the Saturday before the Arc, with the Book 2 yearlings moving in the following Saturday. The result was fantastic; the agents who needed to go to the Arc had plenty of time to go to France – in the case of trainer John Gosden he had time to get his plane released by the French authorities. The following week, as vendors, we were able to enjoy a day’s racing at the Future Champions Day. The format with the number of yearlings worked well. Almost every principal agent looked
at every yearling in Book 1 giving the yearlings the respect they deserved as the premier collection of yearlings in Europe. We still had what I call the “knockers”, who are runners for the bigger agents knocking out everything but the super correct yearlings enabling them to see a smaller number of yearlings. Many yearlings are not meant to be correct and if agents know a family and a pedigree page they will understand that an entire family can, for instance, toe out on their right fore. Those bloodstock agents, who have selected many Group 1 winners themselves, will take this into consideration when looking at the total package, but can’t do that on a shortened list put together by a enthusiatic relative newcomer who, in some cases, may have never had an association with a stakes horse, let alone left one on a list. On a final note, Qipco Champions Day was a resounding success. Although tired from two weeks of selling yearlings, I ventured down to Ascot for what turned out to be a wellattended day. They did have great weather and outstanding horseflesh to help the day along.
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Nine from nine
Sue Montgomery reports on a day in which Frankel remained unbeaten
n the end, with the help of a freakish talent and some freakish weather and despite some crass timing by racing’s administrators, the inaugural British Champions Day at Ascot was undoubtedly a stunning success. The horse is, after all, at the heart of the sport and, this season, one horse in particular. And at the most valuable racing fixture ever held in Britain, the peerless Frankel delivered a performance to match the occasion. But – and in this case there has to be a but – his glorious nine from nine came at
the end of a week of controversy that could have surely been averted with only a little thought. Just five days before Ascot’s £3 million showcase card, underwritten by the Qatari investment company Qipco, the British Horseracing Authority decided to introduce, without any bedding-in period, a new regime of whip regulations and penalties. Even a work-experience junior in Nostradamus’ back office might have foreseen rocks ahead. And sure enough, the culture shock in the saddle was severe and led to immediate and multiple rule breaches, with
accompanying punishments and inevitable negative publicity. Though jockeys had been party to the year-long consultations that led to the changes (brought in to try to assuage public perceptions about whip abuse), in practice they found the instant adjustment difficult, especially to the notion of a maximum of five hits in the final furlong. Before Champions Day, 11 riders had fallen foul of the new system, including that excellent horseman Richard Hughes, who handed in his licence in protest after a cumulative 15-day ban for two marginal
Frankel: returned from what seemed a mere racecourse gallop in the Qipco Queen Elizabeth II Stakes to a tumultuous roar from the gathered crowd
uk racing offences ruled him out of the Breeders’ Cup. On Champions Day itself, Christophe Soumillon made a similarly innocuous mistake - six last-furlong hits instead of five - in winning the Champion Stakes on Cirrus Des Aigles. The Belgian picked up a five-day suspension, the loss of his riding fee and, most swingeing, the loss of his prize-money percentage. That worked out at some £52,000, which was in effect the most punitive financial penalty ever levied by the authorities in Britain; it exceeded the £40,000 fine handed to jumps trainer Nicky Henderson in 2009 for the administration of prohibited substances. Soumillon was vociferously both furious and incredulous and post-race his first reaction was that he would seek legal advice. At the time of writing, the outcome of his
intentions and of the meeting between the sport’s British administrators and representatives of the Professional Jockeys’ Association scheduled in order to avert a threat of strike action by riders had yet to be resolved. No member of the weighing room has a any problem with the new limit imposed for strikes with the whip, seven during the course of a race on the Flat, eight over jumps. It is to be hoped that the issues giving concern – primarily what are seen as draconian penalties for minor infringements, the final-furlong situation and the lack of any discretion allowed to stewards – can be, and have been, sorted out without any further embarrassment to the sport. So, back to Ascot. The creation of British Champions Day had not been without its own
contentiousness, in that the autumn calendar, particularly the two-year-old programme, had been vandalised to accommodate it as the sport sought to create interest beyond its parochial boundaries And the organisers had an outrageous benediction from luck, or fortune, or destiny, call it what you will. First, there was Frankel; who would have offered odds against another wonder horse emerging to engage the public just two years after Sea The Stars, and one trained by a much-loved icon? Secondly, there was the gilded Indian summer; eight times out of ten mid-October would have provided bad weather and worse going. Even Rod Street, chief executive of the British Champions initiative, admitted that he could have written the script. Many leading professionals, while
The jewel in the crown was, of course, Frankel, who, along with Sir Henry Cecil, was accorded a burst of applause and cheering on entering the parade ring
million Queen Elizabeth II Stakes. Out on the track, the acclamation rose again well before the furlong marker as the colt, guided by Tom Queally, surged 4l clear of old rival Excelebration and the ovation that greeted their return, as racegoers tumbled from the
approving the concept of a valuable end-ofseason showcase for the British arm of what is now a global sport, had expressed concern at the late date chosen, which competes with, rather than complements, the two established international festivals of Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe weekend and the Breeders’ Cup. But, on the day, their goodwill towards the new project – or perhaps its enormous purses – ensured a depth of talent in every field and, happily, each of the five Group contests, before an enthusiastic crowd that marginally exceeded the course’s target of 25,000, was won by a horse worthy of the day’s eponymous billing. The jewel in the crown was, of course, Frankel, who, along with Sir Henry Cecil, was accorded a burst of applause and cheering on entering the parade ring before the £1
stands to pack every vantage point round the winners’ circle, was a from-the-heart roar of genuine celebration and delight. It was Frankel's fourth Group 1 victory in succession, all of them over a mile. But, if he is a bit of a one-trick pony at this stage of his
Left: Troublemaker? Christophe Soumillon winning the Qipco Champions Stakes on Cirrus Des Aigles (centre). Soumillon’s use of his whip in the final furlong led to an infringement of the new rules and continuation of the controversy
Right: Fame And Glory wins the Qipco British Champions Long Distance Cup. Jockey Jamie Spencer got his fractions just right on the son of Montjeu
The Turftrax sectional timings in use on Champions Day showed that, in cutting down his pacemaker Bullet Train at will before the quarter-mile pole, Frankel clocked a faster time for a furlong than Deacon Blues managed at any point in winning the Sprint
career, it is some fine trick. Cecil, Queally and the backroom team at Warren Place deserve every plaudit for their handling of Prince Khalid Abdullah’s explosively talented colourbearer through a season that started in the Greenham Stakes back in April, when he also beat Excelebration by 4l. The three-year-old has matured mentally and physically as the year has progressed and the sight of him lobbing in
fluid, elegant relaxation to the start – Queally took him quietly to the far side of the track, away from his rivals – was sheer pleasure. In full flight the son of Galileo is not just a thing of beauty, but ruthlessly efficient. The Turftrax sectional timings in use on Champions Day – the first at Ascot in the track’s 300-year history – showed that, in cutting down his pacemaker Bullet Train at will before the quarter-mile pole, he clocked
a faster time for a furlong than Deacon Blues managed at any point in winning the Sprint. His pace through the ante-penultimate furlong, 10.99secs, was one of only six sub-11 second furlongs on the day; the other five all came from runners at various stages in the Sprint, with runner-up Wizz Kid’s 10.80 second furlong the fastest. And remaining on the subject of figures, those at Timeform have upped Frankel’s rating to 143, leaving only the immortals Sea Bird, Brigadier Gerard and Tudor Minstrel above him. Another view, that of the BHA handicappers, leaves him on 135. The colt is highly unlikely to run again this season and so we must wait until next season to see him test the limits of his ability. And it must be a niggle that, had the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes remained in its traditional September slot, he might have been asked to explore new horizons this year, rather than repeat the same feat, however brilliantly. Frankel apart, Champions Day provided
Dancing Rain: was not the fancy going into the Fillies and Mares, but she won by 2l. By Danehill Dancer, she was another winner for Coolmore stallions
a Classic sire in the making Dual Gr.1 winner: Criterium International at 2 and Coral Eclipse at 4
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FIRST YEARLINGS SELL TO LEADING BUYERS
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First yearlings realised 150,000gns, 120,000gns, €120,000, €120,000, €75,000, 65,000gns, 62,000gns, €60,000, etc, with a healthy median of £36,500
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The limitations of sectional timing in Britain, where racecourses are all so charmingly different, are obvious, but a look at Fame And Glory’s fractions confirm Spencer’s thoroughly effective control of pace. Yes, the son of Montjeu ran the last two furlongs slower than any of the three who followed him in, virtually in line abreast – Opinion Poll, Colour Vision and Nehaam – but by then Spencer had sealed the result, winding up the gallop through the half-mile before the turn in with an increase of pace from Fame And
Frankel apart, Champions Day provided plenty to delight both old racing lags and any newcomers to the game
plenty to delight both old racing lags and any newcomers to the game. There was the masterclass in riding from the front given by Jamie Spencer on Fame And Glory in the Long Distance Cup, coupled with the skill of trainer Aidan O’Brien in getting the five-yearold back to his Gold Cup-winning best; the confirmation of generally under-rated Oaks heroine Dancing Rain as one of the best of her age and sex in the Fillies’ And Mares’ Stakes; and the continuing upward mobility of Deacon Blues in the Sprint.
Glory that none of his rivals could match. That the best European middle-distance horses are, this year, much of a muchness (with the possible exception of runaway Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe heroine Danedream) was confirmed in the day’s richest contest, the £1.3 million Champion Stakes. The humbly-bred, hard-working Cirrus Des Aigles was, as a gelding, not eligible for the
Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe but gained ample reward for all his connections bar Soumillon with his gritty three-quarter length defeat of So You Think and Snow Fairy, who had finished fourth and third at Longchamp. The 1m2f contest, run round a bend for the first time at its new home, produced a course record time and it paid to be up with the pace; Midday, who nosed out Nathaniel for fourth, did best of the closers. Soumillon, never worse than fourth on a proven stayer, rode a peach of a race (he had taken over from the horse’s regular but less experienced rider Franck Blondel) and any member of the public whose sensibilities were outraged by the six smacks he gave to his willing partner should perhaps acknowledge that a physical sport involving well-prepared livestock is not for them. The Champion Stakes was a first Group 1 success for the globetrotting five-year-old on his 39th outing, and a fourth, and easily the most valuable, for his trainer Corine BarandeBarbe. The mistress of one of Chantilly’s smaller stables had previously won the Prix de Diane and Vermeille with Carling in 1995 and
Danedream: the daughter of Lomitas turned a €9,000 investment into the stuff of dreams when winning the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe
uk racing the 1996 Prix Royal-Oak with Red Roses Story. Cirrus Des Aigles, narrowly beaten by such as Goldikova and Sarafina during the summer, is the only Pattern winner by Even Top, who failed by a short-head to catch Mark Of Esteem in the 1996 2,000 Guineas and in later life found obscurity as a sire in France. One of the tags attached to Champions Day was Best Of British, which could present a mixed message to any newcomers about the international nature of the racing and bloodstock business. Cirrus Des Aigles was bred in France, the sires of Fame And Glory (Montjeu), Frankel (Galileo) and Dancing Rain (Danehill Dancer) all stand at Coolmore. The only British-based stallion represented in the winners’ circle after any of the day’s five Group races was Whitsbury Manor veteran Compton Place,
responsible for Deacon Blues. But, of course, it is not necessary to have a recognisable pedigree for top-level success. Danedream was cast off last year by her German breeders for just €9,000 as an unraced, unpreposessing two-year-old by Lomitas. The sire overcame claustrophobia to prove himself on the track and then came through kidnap threats and poisoning and was spirited away from Germany to live for a time under an assumed name, before returning home to make a name as a stallion. Before the Arc, Danedream caught the eye of Japanese owner-breeder Teruya Yoshida; the master of Shadai Farm acquired a halfshare in her from her hobby owner Heiko Volz. The little bay has now won nearly £2.5 million, truly a Cinderella – or should that be Aschenputtel – filly. And there is no danger of
her going back to rags and a pumpkin. The Middle Park Stakes has a patchier record than the Dewhurst in unearthing future talent, but there is no doubting the worth of last year’s winner Dream Ahead, who confirmed his position as one of Europe’s top sprinters with his head defeat of Goldikova in the Prix de la Forêt on Arc day. His record of three Group 1s during his three-year-old campaign reads better than most in the division, notwithstanding Deacon Blues’ progressive profile. But without an overweening champion the sprinters have won and lost in their turns; in the Prix de l’Abbaye, for instance, it was that of six-yearold gelding Tangerine Trees to have his day. If not the best, Bryan Smart’s charge is certainly one of the best-named, by Mind Games out of Easy To Imagine.
Did we see a Future Champion at Newmarket – or was it in name only?
uch is the way of modern marketing, a label was also applied to the previous weekend’s card at Newmarket: Future Champions Day. But whether the latest winner of the Dewhurst Stakes can imitate Frankel remains to be seen; some do rise above the herd, some don’t. As Jim Bolger should know. Parish Hall was the Irishman’s fourth winner of Britain’s premier juvenile contest in six years, after New Approach, who went on to win the Derby, Teofilo, who never ran again, or Intense Focus, who did, but unsuccessfully. Galileo has been rewriting some of the records set by his own remarkable sire Sadler’s Wells, but one he missed was to produce a juvenile Group 1 winner from his first crop, which Sadler’s Wells did with Dewhurst dead-heaters Scenic and Prince Of Dance. That feat has but skipped a generation, though. Parish Hall, bred by his trainer, is from the first crop of Galileo’s son Teofilo, whose unbeaten career climaxed with his own Dewhurst victory and who now stands under the Darley banner at Kildangan. Bolger regards Parish Hall as a Derby, rather than Guineas, prospect and the colt, who quickened mid-race and then stayed on dourly to fend off Power by half a length, will not appear again until the spring. The rearrangement of the calendar means that two of Britain’s three top-level contests for juvenile colts are now run on the same day and for the Aidan O’Brien-trained Crusade, who took the Middle Park Stakes (G1) by three-quarters of a length in another bunch finish, there are more immediate challenges than next season and another family trait to live up to. The US-bred son of Mr Greeley will try to emulate his maternal grandsire Johannesburg by following up in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. Another two-year-old from these parts who will try her hand in Kentucky is the John Gosden-trained Elusive Kate, whose Prix Marcel
Boussac (G1) victory put her in line for the Juvenile Fillies’ Turf. And two days later the daughter of Elusive Quality has a date in the FasigTipton sale ring. Neither Parish Hall nor Crusade caused a monster ripple in next year’s Classic markets, but one who did was the Ballydoyle inmate Wading, eyecatching winner of the Rockfel Stakes. The filly is now challenging her stablemate Maybe at the head of the Oaks betting and could hardly be better-bred for that task, as a daughter of Montjeu out of a Green Desert half-sister to Galileo and Sea The Stars. In France we saw a first-season sire claim Group 1 glory with his first-crop. The two-year-old Dabirsim, who made it five from five so impressively in the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardère, is by Kentucky-based freshman sire Hat Trick, a son of Sunday Silence who was a top-flight miler in Japan and Hong Kong. The Prix Marcel Boussac winner Elusive Kate is to head next to the US for the races and then the sales
SHADWELL PROVEN GROUP 1 SIRES PRESVIS wins his second Gr.1 the 2011Dubai Duty Free Stakes at Meydan.
TIN HORSE wins the 2011 French 2000 Guineas Poule d’Essai des Poulains Gr.1 at Longchamp.
European Champion Sprinter SAKHEE’S SECRET wins the July Cup Gr.1 at Newmarket.
2-year-old SALURE finishes a close 3rd in the 2011Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere Gr.1 at Longchamp on Arc day.
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2-year-old ROSA EGLANTERIA wins the 2011 Premio Coolmore LR at San Siro. Also 2nd Gran Criterium Gr.1.
The promising colt LUI E LA LUNA won his first three starts at two in 2011, including 1st Premio Rumon LR.
How will Champions’ Day affect the Breeders’ Cup? Asks John Sparkman ahead of the meeting at Churchill Downs
ow much will the quickfire combination of Arc weekend and British Champions Day affect the fields at the Breeders’ Cup? That is a question that is likely to be answered more definitively in coming years, but since other rich fall races in the Orient have already diluted the class of some Breeders’ Cup races, it is inevitable that they will have an effect. The prospect of a weaker challenge from Europe is more than a little ironic this year, given the fact that the majority of the defenders of US racing pride do not appear to be particularly menacing. To put it bluntly, if Europeans really do have the best racehorses in the world, this might be their best chance in recent memory to prove it at Churchill Downs – at least on paper. If So You Think, or even his redoubtable conqueror in the Qipco Champion Stakes (G1) Cirrus Des Aigles, runs in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), the most talented horse they would face would likely be 2010 champion juvenile Uncle Mo, whose ability to stay 1m2f must be taken entirely on trust. Victim of a well-publicised liver disease that compromised his three-year-old season, Uncle Mo flashed his brilliance again in the Kelso Handicap (G2) at Belmont Park on October 1, winning as he liked in a fast time. That race, though, was over a mile, and the only time the son of Indian Charlie, a sire not noted for getting stayers, tried a longer distance he was beaten in the Wood Memorial Stakes (G1). Likewise, the second most highly regarded
Uncle Mo: the son of Indian Charlie is the best the US has to offer in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, if he stays
One name to watch out for among the colts, though, is Hansen, an almost white Tapit colt with a virtually nonexistent female line, who absolutely obliterated his field in the Kentucky Cup Juvenile Stakes
three-year-old of the year, Charlotte Weber’s To Honor And Serve, has never run beyond 1m1f, but he too returned to his best form with his easy victory at that distance in the Pennsylvania Derby (G2) on September 24. To Honor and Serve is certainly bred to stay though, by Bernardini out of a Deputy Minister mare from the great Golden Trail family, but in his case his class must be taken on trust. Among the four most accomplished older horses, Flat Out, Game on Dude, Tizway and the filly Havre De Grace, only Havre De Grace has shown real brilliance. However, only one female, Zenyatta, has won the Classic, and good as she is, Havre De Grace is no Zenyatta. On balance, if Uncle Mo stays the trip, he will win, but no one will know whether he does or not until the home stretch at Churchill Downs on November 5. With Havre De Grace in the Classic and her toughest rival Blind Luck on the sidelines after a mysteriously bad performance in the Ladies Secret Stakes (G1), the Ladies Classic (G1) field looks even weaker. The three-yearold fillies It’s Tricky, Plum Pretty, Royal Delta and Zazu should resolve their differences for the division championship on all known form. It’s Tricky and Plum Pretty have swapped victories in major races and Royal Delta beat them both over 1m2f in the Alabama Stakes (G1), but the Ladies Classic is only 1m1f. That distance also suits Zazu, the best filly on the West Coast who was beaten by Plum Pretty in the Kentucky Oaks (G1) in her only start east of the Rockies. European horses, of course, are most at home in the six turf races, and, strangely enough, US representation in most of those races may be stronger than usual this year, partly due to the emergence of 2004 American turf champion Kitten’s Joy this year as a very good sire of turf horses. His Stephanie’s Kitten, winner of the Darley Alcibiades Stakes (G1) over Keeneland’s Polytrack, should be a
The Juvenile Sprint could be “interesting” if O’Brien sends over Middle Park winner Crusade
formidable obstacle to whatever Aidan O’Brien decides to send over for the Juvenile Fillies Turf (G2), Dean’s Kitten could have something to say about the destination of the Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) trophy after almost running down Cape Blanco in the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic (G1), Kitten’s Kid will be a factor in the Juvenile Turf (G1) and Holiday for Kitten might show up to challenge males in the Turf Sprint (G2). The feline repetition of those names identifies them not only as the progeny of Kitten’s Joy, but as the pride and joy of
the always entertaining Ken Ramsey, who named Kitten’s Joy for his wife Sarah “Kitten” Ramsey. Not many Kentucky breeders wanted to breed to a turf horse when Ramsey sent Kitten’s Joy to stud, and they are now paying for that shortsighted bias while Ramsey reaps the rewards of his support of his champion. If it were left to US-breds, the Filly and Mare Turf (G1) would probably be there for the taking with last year’s winner Shared Account having missed most of this season. The French-bred, US-trained Stacelita, though, has dominated fillies’ turf races this summer, and European-trained fillies such as Announce, Misty For Me and Nahrain will have to improve to challenge her on what is now her home turf. Everyone on both sides of the Atlantic though will be holding their breath when the beloved Goldikova goes into the gate for the fourth time in the Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1). Gio Ponti, second last year, will be back to challenge after winning the Shadwell Turf Mile (G1) again, but he is a six-year-old, just like the mare, and, likewise, may not be quite as formidable as he once was. Strong Suit would and should start favourite over anything else the US has to offer. Grace Hall, by Empire Maker, Weemissfrankie, by Sunriver, and My Miss Aurelia, by Smart Strike, have the best form among our juvenile fillies, and Union Rags, by Dixie Union, and Creative Cause, by Giant’s Causeway, have the most to recommend them on paper among the colts. One name to watch out for though among the colts, though, is Hansen, an almost white Tapit colt with a virtually nonexistent female line, who absolutely obliterated his field in the Kentucky Cup Juvenile Stakes. He may go as fast as he can as far as he can. Aidan O’Brien seems sure to send something over for most of the juvenile races, and he could help make the new Juvenile Sprint a more interesting race if he runs Middle Park Stakes (G1) winner Crusade, who could also run in the Juvenile itself or the Juvenile Turf. The folks who run the Breeders’ Cup are not stupid, and they have tried to make it easier for all to run at the Cup meeting through their “Win and you’re in” series. With all the money available for European runners in Paris, Berkshire, Hong Kong and Tokyo, owners of top-class horses are now spoilt for choice. Who can blame them for taking their best shot wherever they believe their best chance lies?
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Sunday heading for a Hat Trick Sunday Silence is becoming an international sire of sires after first-season stallion Hat Trick got the Prix Jean-Luc LagardĂ¨re winner and likely European champion two-year-old Dabirsim, writes Alan Porter. It is four years since Natagora, a daughter of the Sunday Silence stallion Divine Light, won the Cheveley Park Stakes and became champion of her year Dabirsim: wins the Prix Jean-Luc LagardĂ¨re, becoming a first Group 1 winner for Hat Trick, a son of Sunday Silence
Considering that he has a juvenile star in his first crop, it might come as quite a surprise to find that Hat Trick never even started at two, and didn’t win his first black-type event until four
t’s often been related that the US Horse of the Year, champion threeyear-old, and dual Classic winner Sunday Silence, achieved those honours after failing to meet his reserve as both a yearling and a two-year-old. Similarly, despite his racetrack achievements, he was also unwanted as a stallion prospect in his own country and was sold to Japan after an attempt at selling shares at a price of $250,000 was met with a degree of interest that was described as somewhere between “low and non-existent.” Of course, it’s also been well-documented that Sunday Silence went on to singlehandedly bring the Japanese breeding industry to a totally new level. Not only have his sons and grandsons dominated Japanese
racing for the better part of 20 years, but their offspring have also made a considerable international impact, winning such worldwide Group 1 events as the Dubai World Cup, 1,000 Guineas, Cheveley Park Stakes, Melbourne Cup, American Oaks, Dubai Sheema Classic, Hong Kong Vase, New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes, Victoria Oaks, Storm Queen Stakes, Australian Cup and AJC Queen Elizabeth Stakes. The Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1) weekend saw the wheel turn full circle. Dabirsim, who produced an electrifying turn of foot to win the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardère (G1), in the process possibly earning himself the title as European champion two-yearold colt, is from the first crop of Hat Trick, a now US-based Sunday Silence stallion but who ran in Japan and was unwanted in his own country, despite his standing as recordbreaking champion. Considering that he has a juvenile star in his first crop, it might come as quite a surprise to find that Hat Trick did not run at two, and didn’t win his first black-type event until four. However, he did win four of five starts at three, a mile maiden at Tokyo on his debut and a trio of events regarded as Japanese stakes races (but not black-type for international cataloguing purposes) overa mile and 1m1f. His sole defeat at three came when he was unplacd in the 1m1f Radio Tampa Sho on his third start. At four, Hat Trick began the year with wins in the Sports Nippon Sho Kyoto Kimpai Handicap (G3) and Tokyo Shimbun Hai (G3). After that bright start, he suffered a mid-season slump, and in four races from
April to the end of October, he finished no better than fifth. However, his form returned as suddenly and as dramatically as it had left, and just 20 days after he’d finished seventh in the Autumn Tenno Sho (G1), Hat Trick defeated 16 opponents for the Mile Championship (G1), scoring by a nose from the outstanding runner Daiwa Major (also by Sunday Silence) setting a new Japanese record for the distance. Three weeks later, Hat Trick travelled to Hong Kong, where he confirmed his class with a win over the locally trained The Duke, with English-trained Group 1 winners Rakti and Court Masterpiece, Hong Kong star Bullish Luck and his Grade 1-winning countryman Asakusa Den’en further behind. His last two performances of the year were sufficient to earn Hat Trick the title of the 2005 Japanese champion miler, but they were also the last glimpses of top-class form that he was to display. He started seven times at five without finishing better than seventh, and ended his career with another unplaced effort on his sole outing at six. The nose-dive in his form, coupled with his distance limitations – Japan being one of the few major racing juristictions where middle-distance stamina is revered over speed – limited Hat Trick’s stallion appeal at home, especially in view of the number of Sunday Silence sons who were already available. In the spring of 2007, around a month after Hat Trick’s final start, South African bloodstock agent Robin Bruss, along with Barry Irwin of Team Valor International, who bred and raced this year’s Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom, brought Hat Trick’s availability to the attention of John T. L. Jones of Walmac Farm, Lexington, Kentucky.
To stud in Kentucky
A deal was struck and Hat Trick duly began his stud career in the bluegrass. In addition to being generally regarded as the best miler sired by Sunday Silence, Hat Trick had added US appeal, in that his dam was the US-bred and raced Tricky Code. By Lost Code (by Codex, from the Arts And Letters branch of the Ribot line), Tricky Code was a tough, durable runner, typical of her sire’s best offspring. She ran from two to six years of age, won nine of 30 starts, including the Santa Ynez Breeders’ Cup Stakes (G2) and Bara Lass Stakes on dirt and the Miesque Stakes on turf, and was several times stakes placed, including when third in the Oak Leaf Stakes (G1). Like her son, she did her best work at shorter distances, all her wins coming
horse profile at between 6f and a mile. Hat Trick’s credentials were sufficient to see him commence his stud career in 2008 at a fee of $15,000, and attract 120 mares in his initial season. Since then, like many other unproven sires in the prevailing economic climate, he’s found the going much tougher – even though his fee has declined in stages to the $6,000 live foal for which he was advertised in 2011, he covered 57 mares in his second year and just 32 in his third. In his first year at stud, he also shuttled to the Independent Stallion Station, Victoria, Australia, where he covered 32 mares getting 29 live foals. Subsequently, he has spent the southern hemisphere seasons at Haras El Mallin in Argentina.
Rumored with a global pedigree
Dabirsim’s dam Rumored, like Hat Trick, has an international background. A daughter of the Nijinsky stallion Royal Academy – a horse whose travels saw him stand in Ireland, the US, Australia and South America – she was born and raced in the US. A $325,000 yearling purchase, Rumored displayed only modest talent as a runner her best effort in six starts saw her finish second in a maiden special weight at Saratoga. She has produced four other starters, three of which have won, including the High Yield gelding Preferred Yield, who was winner of a non black-type stakes at Turf Paradise in
Arizona and was placed in minor black-type events in Arizona and New Mexico. In 2008 she was sold for $60,000 in foal to Hat Trick at the Keeneland November Sales, and exported to France. Rumoured’s dam, the Rainbow Quest mare Bright Generation, was forward enough to win twice at two in England, and to finish second in the Moyglare Stud Stakes (G1). At three, she won the Italian Oaks (G1) and finished second in the Long Island Handicap (G2) in the US. In addition to Rumored, Bright Generation is also dam of the Volponi colt Fathayer, winner of the Premio Guido Beradelli (G3). Bright Generation was the only blacktype scorer for her dam, the winning Young Generation mare New Generation, also the grand-dam of Italian Listed winner Holy Moon, who in turn produced Cherry Collect, winner of two Listed races at two in Italy this year. Dabirsim’s fourth dam Madina preceeds her great-great-grandson as a Prix Morny winner, having won the 1967 renewal. She also finished second in the Prix de la Salamandre. Subsequently, Madina produced Nonoalca, a two-time Group scorer who also finished second in the French 1,000 Guineas (G1). She is ancestress of several other stakes winners, most notably Nonoalca’s son Great Navigator, who was successful in the Hopeful Stakes (G1). Madina was out of the Marcel Boussac-bred mare, Granada. She had a typical Boussac pedigree featuring the great Tourbillon 3 x 2, and while she made no impact as a runner,
Victory parade: jockey Frankie Dettori enjoys the winning moment after the Group 1 victory
Granada was three-parts sister to the 1951 Prix de la Salamandre victor, Catumbo. This is a family that produced several other major runners for Boussac, among them Jock, a brother to Aralia, the granddam of Granada, and Scratch (out of a sister to Aralia), who was successful in the French Derby and St. Leger in 1950.
Northern Dancer nick
It’s no great shock to see the cross that produced Dabirsim work. In fact in an analysis of the pedigree of Hat Trick, written before he had covered his first mares, we noted that: “Mares from the Northern Dancer line have supplied nearly 50 per cent of the stakes winners sired by Sunday Silence and his sons, and one would look for Northern Dancer to be the strongest cross for Hat Trick, whose pedigree is free of this strain. European and US Northern Dancer line broodmare sires who have produced stakes winners for Sunday Silence and his sons include Lyphard (and sons Alzao and Al Nasr), Nijinsky and his sons Caerleon, Royal Academy and Whiskey Road, the sire of Strawberry Road.” Sunday Silence sired 17 stakes winners from 132 starters out of mares by Nijinsky and his sons (13 per cent). A daughter of Nijinsky, Dancing Key produced not only Sunday Silence’s champion colt Dance In the Dark (subsequently a successful sire), but also champion fillies Dance Partner and Dance In The Mood. Among the stakes winners by Sunday Silence out of mares by sons of Nijinsky was the Japanese graded winner Machikane Aura, who was out of a mare by Royal Academy. There are also numerous graded winners by sons of Sunday Silence out of Nijinsky line mares, among them the Japanese Classic winner Buena Vista (whose sire, Special Week is also a Sunday Silence/Nijinsky cross), and Hirono d’Amour, who took the Spring TennoSho (G1), and was a fancied challenger for this year’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1). Four years ago, the French-trained filly Natagora, by the unheralded Sunday Silence stallion Divine Light, established herself as one of Europe’s best with victories in the Prix La Fleche, Prix du Bois (G3), Prix Robert Papin (G2), and Cheveley Park Stakes (G1). The following year she achieved Classic honours in the 1,000 Guineas (G1). It will be no surprise if history repeats itself in 2011, with Dabirsim in the French or English 2,000 Guineas.
Deadly Doping Meets Its Match Trainers Praise Natural Alternative. Mark Hansen reports
he pressure to win is so enormous that many horsemen resort to whatever it takes to get a piece of the purse or a decent sale… even if it means putting their horses’ lives in mortal danger by doping them with illegal synthetic erythropoietin (EPO) drugs to boost endurance. Veterinarian Gary Smith said, “It’s a problem all over the industry. There is no way horses should be put on (synthetic) EPO.” So how do racers win? How do you gain a competitive edge without harming your horses or risking your livelihood? The answer may be found in a safe all-natural horse supplement that legally supercharges natural EPO function. Why is EPO boosting so critical? Just like in people, a horse’s muscles require oxygen for fuel. Red blood cells are the body’s oxygencarrying cells. A higher red blood cell count = more oxygen = more muscle energy. Elevated muscle energy helps the horse perform harder, faster and longer during endurance events. All horses naturally produce EPO in their kidneys to stimulate production of new red blood cells from bone marrow. In short, EPO is a natural “blood builder.” With EPO doping, trainers try to boost the EPO effect to get a winning performance
every time. They use a synthetic EPO (recombinant human EPO), even though the side effects can kill the horse. That’s one reason why it’s illegal. Fortunately there’s another option. EPOEquine is a safe, highly effective natural dietary supplement accepted by the racehorse community. A Kentucky trainer who refused to give out his name, said, “I don’t want my competition to know about this.” He found EPO-Equine to be so effective that he’s dead set against disclosing who he is, who his horses are, or even where he trains and races. He first started ordering a single jar of EPO-Equine once a month. Now he’s ordering several CASES each month. And he won’t tell BRL exactly why. He said respectfully, “Sorry – no way.” Bioengineers at U.S. based Biomedical Research Laboratories (BRL), first discovered a completely natural EPO-booster for human athletes (and it’s working miracles for top athletes and amateurs around the world). Seeing these results, horse trainers contacted BRL and asked about using this natural formula for their animals. That’s when the BRL team dug deeper and discovered a proprietary, horse-friendly strain of a common herb that delivers uncommon
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yearling review TATTERSALLS YEARLING SALES (as close as possible by day to first 500 sold) 2007 – 2011 (£) Year
2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
574 449 474 410 510
63.4 million 50.7 million 56.4 million 52.3 million 68.2 million
Aggregate 2010 prices 60,800,000 50,700,000 50,700,000 54,400,000 70,500,000
stats by Jocelyn de Moubray
% 20.00 -12.00 5.70 -23.00 13.00
Average 2010 prices
10,6000 11,3000 12,1000 13,2000 13,8000
-6.20 -5.00 -8.30 -4.30 -4.20
11,0000 11,3000 11,9000 12,8000 13,4000
GOFFS ORBY/MILLION and DEAUVILLE AUGUST (£) Year
2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
795 749 831 812 869
53,900,000 49,200,000 54,200,000 57,000,000 61,800,000
stats by Jocelyn de Moubray
Aggregate 2010 prices 52,600,000 49,200,000 54,200,000 56,700,000 63,900,000
6.90 -9.20 -4.40 -11.00 -1.50
Average 2010 prices
66,200 65,700 65,200 69,800 73,500
0.76 0.77 -6.60 -5.00 -0.07
67800 65,700 65,200 70,200 71,100
Jocelyn de Moubray reviews this autumn’s yearling sales season, which saw an upturn in fortunes for many vendors and generally for the sales companies
or the first time in five years many of those selling yearlings at Tattersalls enjoyed themselves this October. In any market as unstable as the thoroughbred market the emotions of those closely involved have a direct influence on outcomes; if vendors were feeling more optimistic at the end of the two weeks of the October 1 and October 2 sale, then the market may well have turned and be able to return to growth over the years to come. Since 2007 the European bloodstock market has fallen significantly with prices down by somewhere around 20 to 25 per cent, while the number of foals born in Europe’s major breeding countries has fallen by a similar amount. Across Europe sales plunged in 2008, appeared to stabilise in 2009, only to again fall heavily in 2010.
This year the market is back off the floor, it could turn out to be another dead cat bounce, but the fall in the number of yearlings reaching the market and declining production costs – some if not all stallions are cheaper than they were back in 2006 – suggest that, this time, the recovery might be for real. For those breeders still involved, it should become easier to sell yearlings profitably. Prices for the better yearlings in Europe are still, in historical terms, very low. The average price of the best 1,300 yearlings sold in Europe is in real terms the lowest recorded this century and some 30 per cent off the peak recorded in 2003. What has changed in the market is not so much the demand for future racehorses, but the supply, and if the market has not plunged further it is because the major stallion owners have stepped in to protect their own longterm investments.
Numbers down 30% but aggregate up 9%
The full story of the Tattersalls October 1 and 2 sales is more or less told in a few statistics. If you combine the two sales, the number of yearlings offered for sale was down by 30 per cent from 2010 to 2011, and yet the number sold fell by only 12 per cent; the combined aggregate was up by nine per cent and the average price was up by just over three per cent. In real terms it is safe to say that the average price of a yearling sold in October 1 and 2 was stable and yet because Tattersalls offered about 330 fewer yearlings, it felt like a different market altogether. If a sales company offers 30 per cent fewer yearlings, but succeeds in attracting the same buyers, then the market will bounce strongly as the buyers will be forced to compete with each other and not just with the vendors. In recent years this has happened in Deauville, in Baden-Baden and now in Newmarket.
yearling review COMBINED EUROPEAN SALES IN 2010 PRICES (October 1 or + Day 1 Oct 2, Goffs Orby, Arqana August) Year 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
Aggregate 2010 prices
1389 1198 1305 1222 1379
105,000,000 93,000,000 112,000,000 111,000,000 134 ,000,000
stats by Jocelyn de Moubray
Average 2010 prices
13.00 -17.00 0.90 -17.00 8.90
75,900 77,600 85,800 90,800 97,200
-2.20 -9.60 -5.50 -6.60 3.40
Tattersalls Book1 and Book 2 combined Year 2011 2010 2009
Aggregate 2010 prices
999 1134 1080
81,000,000 74,000,000 78,000,000
Average 2010 prices
9.40 -5.10 -
67500 65,300 72,200
% 3.40 -9.60 -
Doncaster Premier/ST Leger yearling sale Year
2011 2010 2009
361 360 369
Aggregate 2010 prices 10,500,000 9,590,000 9,610,000
Average 2010 prices
9.50 -0.20 -
29,054 26,626 26,042
9.10 -2.20 -
Baden-Baden September sale Year
Aggregate 2010 prices
Average 2010 prices
2011 2010 2009
155 156 175
5,190,000 4,290,000 4,820,000
21.00 -11.00 -
33,200 27,600 27,600
It works particularly well at yearling auctions because the buyers are, by the nature of what they are trying to achieve, competitive. If one buyer is clearly bidding against a rival owner or trainer they are far more likely to have another bid or two than if their rival is someone acting for the vendor. At bloodstock auctions competition creates demand, and when the market is poor what is missing is not quality or money, but confidence.
Coolmore and Darley busy
It is never easy to estimate exactly how much Darley, Shadwell and the other Maktoum family members and associates spend at a yearling sale, and there is always the same uncertainty surrounding the purchases of Coolmore and its associates, but it is safe to say that both groups were actively supporting the progeny of their stallions in Newmarket.
Both stud groups have made substantial investments in stallions and would have been the biggest losers if the market had fallen 70 per cent as it did in the early 1990s
Figures from the 2011 European yearling sales show the gains made this year across the board in real terms
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Coolmore appeared to be concentrating on the progeny of Montjeu and to some degree Duke Of Marmalade, whereas the Maktoum representatives and trainers were strong supporters of the progeny of Authorized, Cape Cross, Dubawi, Nayef, New Approach, Shamardal, Teofilo and Invinicble Spirit. Both stud groups have made substantial investments in stallions and would have been the biggest losers if the market had fallen 70 per cent as it did in the early 1990s. Their support of the market is one of its few rational aspects, and it is, of course, warmly welcomed by those vendors whose yearlings are selected by the respective teams.
Tattersalls back to its top spot
Tattersalls was one of the biggest winners of the 2011 yearling sale season. At various moments during the first decade of the
Nurlan Bizakov: bought Hesmonds Stud and is keen to take it to the top. With that goal in mind, he spent 1.7million guineas on the Galileo ex Brigid
Well known but also new faces
It is at October 1 that the fees of Europe’s top stallions are determined and the sale is going to continue to attract many of the best commercial yearlings from Ireland in the near future
century the Newmarket-based company’s historical dominance of the European market looked to be in jeopardy as first Goffs and then Arqana seemed to be on an unstoppable upward surge. Its rivals are now beset with problems of format, timing, currency, and in France premiums, leaving Tattersalls to reassume its role of unrivalled leader. Tattersalls has, of course, the incalculable
advantage of being within a few minutes’ drive of the Maktoum family’s European base and it also seems to be the place where other bloodstock investors from the Middle East prefer to buy. It is at October 1 that the fees of Europe’s top stallions are determined and the sale is going to continue to attract many of the best commercial yearlings from Ireland in the near future.
The major buyers at October 1 and 2 are nearly all well known to the bloodstock world. Nurlan Bizakov, who purchased the Galileo – Brigid filly for 1,700,000gns at October 1 with Charlie Gordon Watson, has bought expensive yearlings in both Deauville and Newmarket in the past, with different advisors. The Niarchos family has not bought expensive yearlings recently but were busy again though can hardly be classified as newcomers, neither can Paul Makin, the purchaser of Pour Moi’s half-sister through Badgers Bloodstock. Perhaps the most significant newcomer is Badgers Bloodstock’s other major client Robert Geffen, the part-owner of the St Leger winner Arctic Cosmos, who purchased the Galileo filly out of Peace Time from Gestüt Etzean for 800,000gns. Tony Nerses, John Ferguson, Gill Richardson and Mark
yearling review Johnston all spent signifcantly more at October 1 than they had in 2010, as did Peter and Ross Doyle.
Premium problems in France
The European sales season started as usual in August in Deauville where the sale was held at a later date than has been the case recently, with a new format and, of course, a competely revamped sales pavillon. Unsurprisingly in the circumstances the sale’s first day was tentative with only 65 per cent of those offered selling through the ring. The sale picked up as it went on and on the second day Michael Goodbody purchased the second-highest price yearling of the year on behalf of Waratah Thoroughbreds when giving €1,700,000 for a daughter of Galileo and Sarafina’s half-sister from Jurgen Winter’s Haras de la Perelle. At the end of the sale the aggregate was up by 17 per cent and the average by one and a half per cent to €95,900; without the top lot the aggregate was still up 12 per cent though the average fell by four per cent with 44 more yearlings changing hands than had been the case in 2010. The positive aspects of the sale were the
Total throughbred foal crop Year
Britain Ireland Germany France
6,416 12,419 1,245 5,447
5,916 10,167 1,156 5,524
5,115 7,588 1,034 5,470
% change 2008-2010 -20.00 -40.00 -20.00 0.40
Arqana August Part 1: premium v non-premium qualified (€) Premium Non-premium
Offered 92 118
Sold 73 76
new buyers, including the Australian buyers of the top lot and several groups of Japanese. The relative strength of the euro does not make it an easy sale for British buyers or those who reckon in US dollars. Aside from the problems of the Euro, which are outside its control or influence, Arqana has to resolve its problems of date and format. The later date may suit the vendors, but the format, running from Monday
to Thursday rather than the traditional weekend, may not have suited every buyer. More important than these technical questions for the future of the sale and of the French breeding industry is the pernicious effect of the premiums. The accompanyingly figures show the huge difference in trend between the qualified and non-qualified yearlings and this disparity is only going to get worse until the system
Lot 234: the Orby Sale top lot, a filly by New Approach ex Posterity bought by Shadwell and sold by The Castlebridge Consignment
BBAG the surprise sale
The biggest surprise of the sales year was the unexpected success of the BBAG’s September sale in Baden-Baden. The sale was reduced to one day and the number of yearlings offered fell from 320 in 2009 to only 235 this year, resulting in a rise in the aggregate and average price of around 20 per cent. Although Darley’s support of the sale played an important role, there were also several important new domestic buyers, as well as the presence of Team Valor, the owner of Animal Kingdom, this year’s best winner from a German family, to boost demand.
DBS the best sale, Orby respectable but Newmarket’s challenge is too strong
The Goffs/Doncaster group’s two major sales, the Doncaster Premier and Goffs Orby, both returned very respectable results. The Orby Sale’s aggregate and average were almost the same as in 2010, despite the fact that the top price fell from €950,000 in 2010 to €350,000 in 2011. At Doncaster both the average price and aggregate rose by nearly 10 per cent, so in real terms, it was one of the best sales of the year. However, both DBS Premier and the Orby have fallen significantly from where they were during the boom and are going to find it ever harder to compete with the pull of Tattersalls for the best vendors and yearlings. A first step will surely to cut back on numbers. A reduction of even 20 per cent in the number offered would probably not affect the number of buyers attending either sale as both continue to produce major winners. Few of the buyers who made both these sales such a success have not been affected by the recession and the company’s current aim is probably to prepare as best it can for when there is an economic recovery.
However, both DBS Premier and the Orby have fallen significantly from where they were during the boom and are going to find it ever harder to compete with the pull of Tattersalls
The DBS Premier sale topper was a record breaking top lot for the sale. By Oasis Dream ex Ronaldsay, the colt was sold by Stowell Hill and bought by Eddie Fitzpatrick for £280,000
is changed. It has reached the stage where nearly every buyer at the sale is looking for a qualified horse, which appear, as a result, to be expensive for those who don’t wish to race in France. The current system subsidises the production of ordinary horses, has done little to improve the standard of horses bred for the market in France and acts as a barrier to open trade and competition. At a time of economic contraction the foal crop in France is unchanged, the October sale is bursting at the seams, and there is no sign of the increased domestic demand needed to make up for the short fall of international demand during a recessionary period.
Highclere Stud was the leading consignor at Tattersalls October Yearling Sales Book 1 for the fifth consecutive year. Their aggregate was an impressive 4,126,000 gns for 25 yearlings, with an average of 165,040 gns.
“Working with Saracen makes my life so much easier” Brian O’Rourke, Stud Manager and Yearling Manager of Highclere Stud David & Trish Brown
Lot 72 Galileo - Evita
One of the most notable pinhooks was a Kyllachy colt out of Ego. John saw his potential as a foal and bought the colt for 56,000 gns, selling him in Book 1 for 220,000 gns.
Watership Down Stud were fifth in the Top 10 Consignors List with an aggregate of 1,985,000 gns for 11 yearlings and an average of 180,454 gns. This filly sold for 430,000 gns.
World-class nutrition, world-class results. For further information, telephone Polly Bonnor on 01488 73456 or visit www.saracenhorsefeeds.com. Saracen Thoroughbred Office: The Old Bank, Market Place, Lambourn, Berkshire RG17 8XU.
Furnace Mill Stud sold the top priced colt by Oasis Dream out of Kassopeia for 700,000 gns. Their aggregate was 1,090,000 gns for 3 yearlings, with an average of 363,333 gns.
Photos courtesy of Sue Huntingdon, Laurie Morton and Thoroughbred Photography Ltd.
Caught on sales camera
Photographers Trevor Jones and Peter Mooney have been busy @ Tattersalls and Goffs 1
1. Patience rewarded: Sir Robert Ogden and John Warren look pleased after waiting until the last day of Book 1 to buy the Galileo filly out of Witch Of Fife for 850,000gns 2. “I’m behind you!” Sheikh Fahad smiles at his phone, while David Redvers appears to be calling his client 3. For me? Henry Cecil discusses Alan Cooper’s purchase of the Galileo filly ex Caumshinaun for the Niarchos family 4. All smiles. Footballer Joey Barton with trainer Mick Channon 5. Working partnership. David Nagle of Barronstown Stud with his wife Diane at Tattersalls
6. Serious matters. Sheikh Hamdan concentrating on purchasing plans ahead of the Goffs Orby sale. Shadwell bought 11 yearlings for a spend of over €2 million 7. Is he correct? Luca Cumani casts his eye over a Tattersalls yearling 8. A mobile life. Chris Richardson of Cheveley Park Stud sorts out matters while on the move – or is he ordering a take away for supper? 9. But can she dance? Trainer William Haggas looks for a Group 1 winner as good as Dancing Rain 10. Sale glamour. Coolmore’s Tammy Twomey
11. Sale unglamour. “Hello Mum!’ smiles Michael Swinburn of Genesis Green Stud, while Jono Mills of Rabbah tries to concentrate (Swinburn produces a pair of ears for Mills) 12. English team. David Loder, John Ferguson, Charlie Gordon-Watson and Michael Bell at the pre-sale ring at Goffs 13. Irish team. John Magnier, MV Magnier, Aidan O’Brien and his daughter Anna inspect one in the Goffs sale yard
Ahead of Japan’s International meeting, Yuichi Goto, the manager of the Japan Racing Association’s London office, answers questions about the JRA and horseracing in Japan How strong is Japanese racing at present? Betting turnover has been dropping… What plans are there for Japanese racing? Since a peak in 1997, turnover has gradually fallen year on year. The current economic situation has had a big impact and, because the amount of money that each individual punter spends on betting tickets is declining, you could say that overall sales are becoming sluggish. However, the number of attendees on and off-course is still steady (2008 recorded the highest record at 177 million), and racing is still as popular as ever in Japan. Because of the earthquake and tsunami in March, one of our ten racecourses, Fukushima Racecourse, sustained a lot of damage and was unable to reopen. In order to support the disaster relief efforts, the JRA have been holding charity races around the country, and a portion of the proceeds from our new ‘Win 5’ betting ticket goes towards helping to overcome the disaster. After the earthquake, sales had fallen to just 88 per cent of what they were the previous year but, thanks to the efforts mentioned above, post-summer sales were equal to the same period last year, and the average sales for the year have risen to 94 per cent of the previous year’s. What issues does it have to overcome? Is it a problem that the number of racehorses are reduced? The serious economic situation that the local government racecourses are in is having an effect and the overall number of domestically bred racehorses is also decreasing. However, the number of horses registered with the JRA, and the number of runners is still sufficient so the number of races in Japan have not been reduced. In addition, thanks to technical improvements in horse training, the standard
Are there many owners wishing to get involved in the sport? How do owners become involved? In order to become a horse owner with the JRA, the applicant has to undergo strict checks into their personal and financial circumstances. Even though every year there is a fair number of people who apply to become a horse owner, the number of actual horse owners is slightly declining. At present, this is not having an effect on the number of horses, but horse ownership seems to be becoming more concentrated to the big owners.
In order to support the disaster relief efforts, the JRA have been holding charity races around the country, and a portion of the proceeds from our new ‘Win 5’ betting ticket goes towards helping to overcome the disaster
Horse ownership in Japan consists of those registered as individuals, corporations, associations (a group of between three and 10 members who have joint ownership) and racing clubs, which are groups ranging from several dozen to several hundred people who have an investment in a horse, but do not
of racehorses in Japan is as high as ever. In the Japanese racing world, we say that ‘the customer comes first”, so I think it is important for us to continue to consider the customer’s needs.
have ownership of it. There are also cases of those who are registered as individuals sharing ownership for risk hedges and, of course, people residing outside Japan can also become owners with the JRA if they meet the necessary requirements.
Left and below, pictures of Japan’s Ritto training centre. It is run by the JRA, which is keen to ensure that the quality of Japanese racing continues on an upward curve
It can certainly be said that the current strength of the yen is a big plus for the major breeders that are continuing to proactively buy horses abroad
What are the objectives of the JRA? Essentially, betting in Japan is illegal, but in order to develop horseracing and support horse breeding, the JRA has been granted special permission. To this end, we hope to provide an exciting day out for punters by holding inviting race meetings, and in the future look towards developing horseracing as something that, whilst being steeped in history and tradition, is also a sporting event with an international flavour. What are the JRA’s responsibilities? It owns the many training centres and research areas…? In addition to management of its racecourses, holding race meetings and betting sales, the JRA also has jurisdiction over registration, licensing and approval of owners, trainers and jockeys. The JRA is also responsible for a wide variety of areas such breeding and training, managing its centres, and veterinary research. The JRA seems very proactive in its areas of research? In order to preserve good health and prevent disorders in racehorses, the JRA Equine Research Institute (ERI), which was founded in 1959, is engaged in various research activities including equine exercise physiology, veterinary clinical medicine, racetracks and its physical characteristics, rehabilitation methods for injured racehorses, and research on making diagnosis, providing
How does the funding work for Japanese racing? The JRA runs its ten racecourses and facilities, holds race meetings, and is in charge of betting sales, which make up the bulk of its income. With pari-mutuel betting sales, the JRA deducts a set amount from the betting turnover to cover running costs and just over 10 per cent of this is also paid to the government to be set aside for areas such as livestock promotion and social welfare.
treatment and preventing equine infectious diseases. The ERI conducts research on training methods for rearing periods, as well as on nutrition and reproduction. The organisation is comprised of the Sports Science Research Centre, the Rehabilitation Research Centre, Epizootic Research Centre and, as an affiliated institution, the Hidaka Training and Research Centre. And the JRA buys a number of yearlings each year? The JRA rears racehorses, studies rearing methods and develops rearing technology at the Hidaka and Miyazaki training and research centres in Japan. To this end, each year the JRA purchases approximately 80 yearlings (several are also born at our research centres). In the spring after the yearlings reach the age of two, they are sold on at the JRA Breeze-Up Sale. Do all yearlings from the studs go to the sales? How else do owners get involved? Aside from sales, some horses in Japan are also purchased in deals directly between the breeder and customer. At the JRA, we try to promote the sales as a way of selling the horses because their method is fair and transparent, so we can be sure that the horses are sold at a reasonable price. Incidentally, in Japan there are sales for foals, yearlings and tw0-year-olds. The numbers of foals being bred at present is down, is that a good or bad development? It is difficult to say one way or the other. In the UK racing world it seems to be perceived as being a problem, but in Japan, there are those that think that as long as there is not a shortage of competing racehorses (or indeed of racing events to support them), then it is not necessarily an issue. However, if the number of foals being bred were to drop significantly, then that would be different.
At present it has been described almost as a “perfect storm” for Japanese interests to buy horses / mares abroad due to the worldwide recession and the strength of the Japanese currency. Is that accurate? Not all breeders are necessarily benefitting from the recession, but it can certainly be said that the current strength of the yen is a big plus for the major breeders who are continuing to proactively buy horses abroad. By introducing many high quality foreign racehorses into Japan, we hope to improve the quality of the racehorses in the future. Would the JRA consider pressing for more of the Japanese graded races to become open to international runners? All of the JRA’s graded Flat races are already open to international runners. However it is a reality that, due to the cost of transporting racehorses to Japan, they are only being sent to some of the international races. Does Japanese racing welcome more international runners? In order to raise the quality of Japanese racing and provide the most thrilling experience to our customers as possible, we hope that many top-class international runners will compete, especially in the Japan Autumn International races such as the Japan Cup. At present, in addition to prize-money, if a winner of one of a selected leading foreign races finishes in the top three of one of the Japan Autumn International races, we also offer a generous bonus which we hope makes the Japan Autumn International one of the most attractive events for the world’s leading racehorses. The JRA seems to be striving to continue to improve the quality of horseracing in Japan – how important is that? Surely, a race is a race to bet on? I think regardless of the sport, its success and status is measured not only by how well it does at home, but also by its international success. To this end, when Japanese horses compete with foreign horses, and especially when the horses achieve good results, I believe that it makes a valuable contribution to the development of Japanese horseracing. As a result, I hope that even more fans will come to the races, and betting sales will as a result increase. This was part of the reason for us creating the Japan Cup in 1981.
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Like father, like son
Adrian Webber meets leading Japanese trainer Yasutoshi Ikee, who has produced Orfevre to win the Japanese Triple Crown, a feat his father achieved with Deep Impact six years ago
t just after three on a Saturday afternoon in September, a sharp downpour freshened the air on another of Japan’s long and sultry summer days, as I approached the entrance to the Ritto Training Centre, one
of two such establishments in the country. Ritto is in Shiga Prefecture in western Japan, and is home to one of the leading trainers in the land: Yasutoshi Ikee. On entering through the “Kurami-mon” (one of the main gates to the centre), the fifth stable down on the right is the happy home
of this year’s Japanese Triple Crown winner, Orfevre, and the place where the master trainer plies his trade. I’m a little earlier than our agreed time, but it’s not long before a rather tall and sprightly figure emerges from the far end of the stable, the trainer himself. I’m shown into a room
Yasutoshi Ikee in his stable yard at Ritto Training Centre Photo: JRA
yasutoshi ikee The son of Stay Gold, Orfevre, winning the Satsuki Sho, the Japanese 2,000 Guineas for Ikee. A month later the colt went on to win the Tokyo Yushun, the Japanese Derby, and then in October took the Kikuka Sho, the Japnese St Leger and the last leg of the Triple Crown. He is the seventh horse to achieve the feat Photo: JRA
I’ve been so lucky this year, winning the 2000 Guineas, the Derby and the St Leger with Orfevre; the Derby being a race I’ve dreamed of winning since I was a boy
training great in his own right most known for his handling of Deep Impact. Stints in England with Sir Michael Stoute and in America with Neil Drysdale soon followed, and Ikee junior still has great respect for the Newmarket handler. “I think there’s something special about Sir Michael. His attention to detail and the plans and ideas he has in his head for what to do with his horses really impress me. He’s definitely someone I admire,” he says, continuing: “In America, the tracks and training are more similar to what we have here in Japan, so that was a good experience too.” The trainer’s day begins soon after 3am and before the horses get to do their work, the
festooned with trophies and pictures and, as is the tradition in Japan, flowers in pots and baskets with congratulatory messages attached to them. The room itself is testimony to the feats of a man who’s just in his ninth year of holding a trainer’s licence. Born on January 13, 1969, just two months before another legend of the Japanese turf, Yutaka Take, his early memories of horseracing are of his father’s days as a jockey. “It all started with my father who became a jockey at the age of 18. He was at school and had already landed a job in a restaurant in Osaka when his teacher advised him to try one more option, that being the life of a jockey. He was small and tough, but had never touched a horse in his life. I can honestly say that if it wasn’t for that teacher, we wouldn’t be here today,” reminisces Ikee. But here we very definitely are, and after attending a stable management course at the JRA School of Horseracing in 1993, Ikee went on to become assistant trainer to Kuniichi Asami and later to his own father, Yasuo, who, after retiring from the saddle, was a
staff of 15, including three assistant trainers, meet with the boss to check the horses over and assign riders their work. There is no retained jockey at the stable, but a whole host of big-name jockeys in Japan, as well as those from overseas, would never give up a chance to get the leg up on a horse trained by Ikee. He’s always willing to put a foreign jockey up if they are in Japan. “They always do a good job, and I like returning some of the goodwill that I received when I was overseas,” he says. Asked about his favourite jockeys, and Christophe Soumillon is the first name mentioned. Steve Cauthen is one of his all time greats, and, of course, here in Japan the man he practically grew up with, Yutaka Take, gets special
I know we always say it in Japan, but I would love to win the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe with a horse by Deep Impact. It was a real blow when Deep Impact lost the race and was later disqualified. To make up for that would be great
would like to see, there are a few things in his mind. “Racing in other countries seems to have a bit more style to it, whereas here in Japan there are too many people in cramped spaces, although with what I’m going to go on to say, I don’t think we can have fewer people around,” he says. “As you know, the betting turnover has suffered quite a bit since its peak, and that’s bad news for everyone involved. JRA races cannot be held at night by law, so I think that should be changed, so we can have more racing and more turnover. “Also, regarding stables, we are limited to 28 boxes at our yards, and even though I have around 60 horses altogether, it’s impossible to expand from the current 28 limit.”
mention. “We went to the same junior high school and belonged to the same riding club, but I guess he was a bit better than me!” Ikee grins. His goal in training racehorses is to know what the horse is capable of doing and to find a way of fitting its training patterns to its actual abilities, keeping the horse in its own comfort zones, and not pushing it too hard and risking injury. His biggest satisfaction is training a winner of any race. His biggest disappointment is not getting a result. “Of course, every week there are disappointments in racing, but there’s no greater satisfaction than training a winner. My first Group 1 win with Dream Journey in 2006 was special. And I’ve been so lucky this year, winning the 2,000 Guineas, the Derbya and the St Leger with Orfevre; the Derby being a race I’ve dreamed of winning since I was a boy,” he smiles. Moving on to discuss his stable star, I asked him what made Orfevre special. “He’s nothing to look at really. A small horse, about ten kilos heavier than Deep Impact, but it’s his closing finish that really makes him stand out. He took a couple of bumps in the Derby, but was still able to go on and win impressively.” As for changes to Japanese racing that he
If horses are not currently kept at a trainer’s stable in Japan, they are moved to farms or pre-training farms. It’s easy to see why the Derby-winning trainer would like a few more boxes, with 12 horses (two-yearolds and three-year-olds) by the great Deep Impact under his watch. He’s certainly expecting more to come from a horse called Tosen Reve. Since he had his first winner with his first runner, Sonic Surpass in March 2004, Ikee has produced an astonishing list of accomplishments. At the time of writing, his number of career wins stands at 260 and through 2011 his current tally is 32 wins at a 15.2 per cent strike rate, with 41.4 per cent of his runners finishing in the placings.
Celebrations after Derby success: the winning owners, the Sunday Racing Co Ltd, gather round their successful horse Photo: JRA
yasutoshi ikee In 2006 and 2010, he had the best winning percentage of any trainer in Japan, and in 2008 topped the trainers’ rankings with wins and prize-money: 51 wins and ¥861 million (£6.5 million pounds) in prize-money. What’s more, Dad finished second that year. Yasutoshi is the youngest trainer ever to win a trainers’ title and the Japan Derby, something he’s particularly proud of. He has had five Group 1 wins to date, and since 2006 has only once failed to finish in the top five in the trainers’ table in western Japan, known as the Kansai region. So what’s left to achieve? “I know we always say it in Japan, but I would love to win the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe with a horse by Deep Impact. It was a real blow when Deep Impact lost the race and was later disqualified. To make up for that would be great. I know there are other races like the King George, but for some reason, here in Japan, the Arc’s the one,” he explains. I inquire about the influence his father has had on him, and he quickly bounces the question back and says, “How many different influences has your father had on you?” But when I finally narrow it down, he says: “I think it’s all of my father’s words of wisdom along the way. One of his expressions is ‘keiba wa kibishii’, which can be loosely translated as ‘it’s tough out there in the world of horseracing!’ “And it’s true. We never know what might happen. I also think it’s good that I’ve trained some of the progeny of the great horses my father trained. Dream Journey is a son of Stay Gold, and the broodmare’s sire was Mejiro McQueen, both of whom were trained by my father. “Orfevre is a full brother to Dream Journey, so it’s like having our own family tree of fantastic horses. I also got great satisfaction from preparing my father’s horses when they were campaigned overseas, and I’ll always be grateful to him for putting his trust in me. I learned a lot from this.” Travelling is also a big part of the trainer’s life with regular trips to the farms in Hokkaido and, closer to home, weekly trips to the pre-training farms. He will often leave his assistants to take care of things at the nearby racetracks, while he heads off to saddle runners further afield. With visits to Keeneland and Longchamp also in his diary, does the man ever relax? “Well, I’ve never bothered to play golf, but
I do like to spend time with my wife and son, who’s just turned one. “Just being at home, taking it easy, having a nice meal and watching TV, these are the things I do when I’m not on the job.” It’s easy to see how in a couple of decades there could easily be another addition to the
Ikee training racing dynasty. In the meantime I glance around the room thinking the current ruler will probably need a few more trophy cabinets in which to display the cups he will be winning in the future and the awards he deserves for being one of Japan’s top trainers.
Top Japanese trainers 2000-2010 Year Trainer
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
57 68 51 63 60 54 55 48 51 56
31 53 47 36 44 33 46 45 32 43
20 23 31 27 28 30 32 34 20 26
256 310 300 259 290 362 320 319 291 339
1,208,348,000 1,882,580,000 2,131,057,000 1,903,943,000 2,316,998,000 1,297,923,000 1,101,731,000 950,268,000 861,477,000 1,036,279,000
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Top Japanese jockeys 2000-2010 Year Jockey
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
130 133 133 204 211 212 178 156 143 146
70 106 66 128 128 128 118 109 89 103
76 101 57 90 101 112 111 78 65 108
23.60 14.70 29.10 23.60 23.10 24.80 22.50 21.90 21.90 15.00
2,754,202,000 2,924,362,000 2,742,686,000 3,859,000,000 3,952,270,000 4,414,042,000 4,336,891,000 3,250,201,000 2,437,260,000 2,682,703,000
Yutaka Take Masayoshi Ebina Yutaka Take Yutaka Take Yutaka Take Yutaka Take Yutaka Take Yutaka Take Yutaka Take Hiroyuki Uchida
Top Japanese sires 2000-2010 Year Stallion
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
1986 1986 1986 1986 1986 1986 1986 1986 1998 1998
Halo Halo Halo Halo Halo Halo Halo Halo Sunday Silence Sunday Silence
Wishing Well Wishing Well Wishing Well Wishing Well Wishing Well Wishing Well Wishing Well Wishing Well Agnes Flora Subtle Change
238 333 329 424 449 385 320 197 252 269
5,967,653,000 6,745,789,000 6,808,192,000 8,499,253,000 9,076,931,000 9,356,217,000 7,862,666,000 4,029,388,000 3,473,388,500 2,646,177,000
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Dealing with the aftermath F “
Naohiro Goda meets Fumio Hakamada, manager of Shadai Farm’s training centre at Sendai, a city which bore the brunt of the earthquake and tsunami on March 11
I found out later that the train station where I had been just 30 minutes earlier, as well as the spot where I had parked 15 minutes later, were both washed out
“Most of the horses were in their boxes and some were on the walker,” he remembers.. “While I found a couple of inclined barns caused by the dislocation of the ground, a landslide behind one barn, a lot of cracks on track surface and the interior of office was thoroughly messy, not one horse nor person had been hurt, which I thought was a miracle. “The coast area was hit by the tsunami and I found out later that the train station where I had been just 30 minutes earlier, as well as the spot where I had parked 15 minutes later, were both washed out. “When I looked over the coast area from the office, which is built on the top of hill, I saw the Interstate No.6 was cut in pieces, lots of cars were turned over, and the rice fields were thoroughly submerged by sea water. “I walked down to the starting point of the uphill track, which is the lowest point at the training centre, and I was shocked to see that the tsunami had got to there. Among the debris I saw many houses and cars, which were swept away from the coast area. “Telephone lines were down and my phone did not work, although I kept trying to send a short mail from my mobile and found the transmission completed
umio Hakamada, 50, manager at Shadai Farm’s Yamamoto Training Center, near Sendai City, was driving his car at 2:46pm on March 11. It is routine for Hakamada to work at the training center from Monday through Friday and then go racing at the weekend to meet with the owners and trainers. He was on the way back from the train station, having bought a ticket for his journey on Sunday. You seldom feel an earthquake when you are driving your car because the cars jolt in the same direction as the earth, however, Hakamada recognised it easily. According to him, his car sprang and it was like “driving on a trampoline”. “The radio started immediately to give a warning of the tsunami, suggesting to move toward a higher place, however, it was impossible to keep driving,” says Hakamada. “I parked my car at the shoulder of the road, which is only two kilometers away from the sea, and stayed there for ten minutes. Then, as the shaking stopped and I started to drive again, I realised something unusual happened, finding lots of upheavals and caveins on the road and lots of collapsed houses beside the road.” On March 11, Japan experienced its greatest earthquake in 1,000 years, with a magnitude of 9.0, which claimed more than 15,000 precious lives. Nearly 5,000 people are still missing. Hakamada drove back to the Yamamoto Training Center, where 140 horses are trained and 100 staff work, a journey which he could only undertake at 15mph. On getting to the centre, he felt relieved to find no horse and no member of staff had been hurt.
just once in 50 attempts. “Before long, some of the staff got their cell phones working, and I used them to communicate with Shadai Farm in Hokkaido, our Tokyo office and our Kyoto office”. As there had been a few small earthquakes during the second half of 2010, Hakamada had supposed the possibility that the training centre might be in need of emergency equipment and organised a contract with the biggest supplier of rental equipment in the area that December. His foresight and that contract helped saved the lives of the 140 horses at Yamamoto Training Center. “Both the water and electricity supplies were down. As we supply the horses with water pumped up from wells, we urgently needed to secure the electricity in order to restore the water supply system to the barns,” he explains. “I could not get to speak with the supplier of the rental equipment, but I could communicate with them through our Kyoto office and found that there were two
Horseracing facilities and breeding areas, also showing Sendai City and the earthquake epicentre Breeding regions are located from the island of Hokkaido north to the island of Kyushu in the south. Traditional breeding areas include Tokachi, Hidaka and Iburi in Hokkaido and Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, Fukushima, Tochigi, Chiba, Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures throughout the rest of Japan. As of 2008, there were 1,121 stud farms with broodmares stabled. The Hidaka area of Hokkaido is home to the most at 901
(80%). If the Tokachi and Iburi areas are included, Hokkaido's total comes to 990, which accounts for some 88.3% of the nationwide total. Breeding is expanding in Hokkaido, which has a cool, dry climate and plenty of space, while the industry has been shrinking in areas near tracks and in warm, humid Kyushu. The emphasis in these areas has turned to training.
Sendai City Earthquake epicentre
Above: an aerial shot of Sendai City in the aftermath of the tsunami; below, debris of houses and the cars that came to a rest at the base of the hills
generators available for rent. Their shop is only 15 minutes away from Yamamoto Training Center by car, but it took 90 minutes to get there on March 11. I went and returned twice to secure two generators and it was after midnight when the water supply to the barns was fully restored. “We rented another larger generator from the same supplier three days later, which could activate the walker at the centre. “While we had enough stock of hay, oats and other feed for the 140 horses for two months, we did not have so much stock of foods for humans. “As we used propane from gas cylinders as the fuel in the kitchen; we could boil water and cook rice, and we went a little hungry with just rice balls and miso soup without any ingredients for two days. There was a large snow fall on March 12 and we had a very tough night without heating, left in darkness, and we were exhausted, while frightening frequent aftershocks were still taking place. “On March 14 our rice stock ran out, but a horse lorry sent from Shadai Farm arrived at the centre full of necessities, such as rice, breads, meats, vegetables, and cell phones. We felt we were saved then.” As Hakamada realised the water supply and electricity supply would not resume soon and the leakage of radioactivity from the nuclear power plants in Fukushima had become a big issue, Hakamada decided to evacuate the centre and four days after the quake he began to to relocate horses and staff on March 15. “It was very difficult to arrange transport as there were a few lorries available, due to the shortage of petrol. And I needed to work
hard to find 140 boxes – the horses had to be boarded where there were good training facilities and accommodation for the staff.” Some horses moved to Shadai Farm and Oiwake Farm in Hokkaido, some horses were shipped to the Seguchi Training Center, to Daito Farm, to Fujisawa Stable’s Miho Branch in Ibaragi Prefecture, while some moved to Greenwood Training Center and Ujitahara Stable in Shiga Prefecture.” The relocation was completed by March 19, eight days after the earthquake, and Hakamada himself moved to Fujisawa Stable’s Miho Branch on March 20. “On the day I arrived at Fujisawa Stable’s Miho Branch, I could take a bath for the first time since the earthquake and enjoy a glass of cold beer! And once I stood on the scales, I found I had lost 12lbs in nine days.”
The wonderful performance in the Group 1 Dubai World Cup by Victoire Pisa, who was bred by Shadai Farm and spent time at Yamamoto Training Centre, gave huge encouragement to Hakamada and the staff at Yamamoto Training Centre. But there was another victory which delighted Hakamada highly. “Omega Sky Tree, a three-year-old colt who was trained at Yamamoto but left just before the earthquake, won a maiden on March 19 at Hanshin. That was the first win for us after the catastrophe – his victory raised my spirits and brought me positive energy.” On the day he left Yamamoto Training Centre, Hakamada thought that he might not ever be able to return there again. However, as both the water supply and
fumo hakamada Amazing results at JRHA Select Sale
The JRHA Select Sale, the premier market for thoroughbreds bred in Japan, was held at Hokkaido on July 11 and 12, four months after the earthquake. As business in almost all industries slowed down after the disaster, the anticipation for the market was very negative. The officials at JRHA presumed in advance that the gross sale would decline by at least 15 per cent, a realistic prediction for all involved in the racing and breeding industry in Japan. However, the prediction was wrong. All
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RITTO TRAINING CENTER Prefecture: Shiga 40 kilometers from Kyoto Racecourse 86 kilometers from Hanshin Racecourse 146 kilometers from Chukyo Racecourse Courses: Length A 1,450m (turf ) (Steeplechase) B 1,600m (dirt) C-W 1,800m (woodchip) D 1,950m (turf ) D-W 2,063m (woodchip) E 2,200m (dirt) Uphill 1,085m (woodchip) Stable Accommodations: 2,163 Opened in 1969 as Japan’s first training center, Ritto Training Center has a variety of training facilities, including turf, dirt, woodchip courses, an uphill course of 1,085m and a racehorse swimming pool. Ritto stables some 2,200 horses, and the population of trainers, jockeys, stable employees and their families number approximately 4,000.
MIHO TRAINING CENTER Prefecture: Ibaraki 79 kilometers from Nakayama Racecourse 125 kilometers from Tokyo Racecourse Courses: South Track Length A 1,370 m (dirt) B 1,600 m (woodchip) C 1,800 m (turf ) 1,858 m (new polytrack) D 2,000 m (dirt) Uphill 1,200 m (woodchip) North Track Width A (Steeplechase) 1,447 m (turf ) 1,370 m (dirt) B 1,600 m (dirt) C 1,800 m (dirt) Stable Accommodation: 2,304 Miho Training Center was opened in 1978. It has training tracks with various track surfaces. There are approximately 2,300 racehorses stabled at Miho. Since its founding, an indoor swimming pool, an uphill course, and a cross country course have been added to the center’s facilities. The uphill course was extended by 400m in 2004, making the overall length 1,200m. In order to diversify the range of training facilities, a new polytrack was installed in 2007.
The JRHA Select Sale is the market where the cream of Japanese-bred thoroughbreds are offered. I was impressed to see that owners did not lose any of their passion to invest in nice horses
electricity supply at Sendai area resumed by the end of March, and the Tohoku Expressway, which runs through the north part of Japan from Tokyo to Aomori, was reopened on April 10, Hakamada determined he should come back at Yamamoto with horses. The works to reconstruct the facilities at Yamamoto Training Centre started. Hakamada and horses returned from Fujisawa Stable’s Miho Branch to Yamamoto Training Centre on May 9, nearly two months after the earthquake.
the yardsticks – the aggregate, average price, median price, and clearance rate – at both the yearling session and foal session bettered the figures of previous year. Moreover, the clearance rate at the yearling session was the best ever, while there was an all-time record price for a yearling in Japan. Nobutaka Tada, the Tokyo-based bloodstock agent, paid ¥360,000,000 to buy Lot 51, a filly by Deep Impact out of Air Groove. Many after the sale, including well-known economists, tried to analyse and give logical explanations as why there was a recordbreaking market, although there was one common understanding that the wealthy people are wealthy even during the recession and even after such terrible calamity. “I did not expect such a booming market at all,” said Hakamada. “It was impossible to forecast the future market under such extraordinary circumstances. “The JRHA Select Sale is the market where the cream of Japanese-bred thoroughbreds are offered. I was impressed to see that owners did not lose any of their passion to invest in nice horses, and I am resolved to keep working hard to provide for these owners, who love horses and horseracing.” On the other hand, Hakamada is worried about betting turnover, which declined significantly after the earthquake. The total wagered on ten Graded 1 stakes at JRA meetings since March 11 was 14.1 per cent down on the previous year. “It is serious. Owners are apprehensive for the prize-money in 2012. Many of them understand the cut down of price-money is inevitable, and the matter is how much it is decreased.”
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The Whyte stuff
Paul Haigh meets Douglas Whyte, who has been Hong Kong champion jockey for the last consecutive 11 years
n those not very rare occasions when racing fans discuss the identity of the best jockey in the world, they usually run through the standard European, North American and Australian suspects then stall and start repeating themselves. The one they might kick themselves for missing is Douglas Whyte. It was Mick Kinane who first pointed out that every jockey who does a stint in Hong Kong returns to his homeland a better jockey – sometimes a much better jockey – than he left. The reason isn’t complicated. Hong Kong racing is fiercely competitive, made up mostly of handicaps of the tightest kind in which the skill of the rider is secondary only to the importance of the draw in importance in determining outcomes. Forget the British theory that in most races horses would finish in much the same order regardless of who
I just feel this is my livelihood and it’s about running a tight ship. I believe in doing everything professionally and I believe the way to succeed is through work and dedication in every aspect of the job
rode them. That just isn’t true in Hong Kong. Horses also run much closer together on the fairly tight Sha Tin and ultra-tight Happy Valley tracks, which makes great demands on jockeys’ courage as well as skill. Judgement of pace is also crucial because although no race is ever run at a crawl, some may go just a half second too slow for their class and a top rider has to be able to notice that. Strength and balance in a finish are imperative or a jockey soon loses the respect of the people who count. Every race is pored over microscopically by millions so any inadequacy is very soon exposed. It follows that any rider who wins the Hong Kong championship must be one of pretty unusual talent. Any jockey who dominates must be a phenomenon. Douglas Whyte has been champion jockey
of Hong Kong for every one of the last 11 years. Up to the time of writing (the figure will be out of date by the time you read this) he had won 1,325 races, more than twice as many as any other in Hong Kong racing history. Perhaps even more significant is the fact that his victory on Entrapment on National Day, October 1, took the career earnings of his mounts in Hong Kong through the HK$1 billion barrier. That’s around £80 million or $130 million. Even allowing for the fact that Hong Kong prize-money is consistently by far the highest per event anywhere in the world these are extraordinary figures in a jurisdiction in which there are just two meetings and fewer than 20 races a week in a season that lasts from mid-September to mid-July.
Whyte has nominated the Tony Millard-trained Ambitious Dragon as the best horse he has ever ridden
The 40-year-old South African, tall for a jockey but as lean as the clichéd whip, with sharp features which smile often but you wouldn’t really want to see registering strong disapproval, doesn’t mind when you put it to him that he’s a businessman as much as he’s an athlete. “I accept that,” he says. “In Hong Kong you have to be a businessman if you’re a jockey because you have to look after yourself. You don’t have anybody to do your rides for you. You don’t really have anybody to form your opinions of horses for you. You don’t have anybody else to fall back on. How well you do, and what rides you get, largely reflects the time and effort you bother to put in.” And the contacts you build and amount of respect you’re able to accumulate, of course. “Looking at it from the outside,” he continues, “it must look as though I’m pretty controlling and as though I’ve got strings I can pull whenever I want to. But when people (jockeys) come here and come up against me they soon see that’s just the way to run your business here. I just feel this is my livelihood and it’s about running a tight ship. I believe in doing everything professionally and I believe the way to succeed is through work and dedication in every aspect of the job.” That dedication used to involve many hours each day studying form, but less so these days, and that’s not just because so many owners and trainers will seek Whyte’s services and hope he’s free if they have a horse that’s strongly fancied. “I used to spend a lot of time on form,” he says, “but much less now simply because the handicapping has become so tight and efficient here in the last four or five years there’s really not much point in it. Now I’ve found it’s less a matter of scouting around looking for horses who’ve somehow slipped by the handicapper, more a matter of seeing which horses are fit and assessing their condition from their work. I’ve found that’s more important than anything you’ll find on paper.” Unlike most jockeys Whyte didn’t arrive in Hong Kong by design, more by happy accident. “I was riding in South Africa for David Payne and everything was going very well and happily. Then I got an invitation to ride in Singapore for a special weekend and I won five races, including the Lion City Cup. Robin Parke, who was then racing editor of the South China Morning Post was there and he asked me, ‘Have you ever thought of Hong Kong?’
douglas whyte “I said I hadn’t but then I came back a year later and had another good weekend and then I got on the South African champion London News and we came over and won the Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup. Robin said: ‘Have you put your application in yet?’ So this time I did. Two or three weeks later he called me and said: ‘You got a slot’.” No apologies for the next sentence except that sometimes you just can’t resist the easy lobs. The rest is racing history. “That was 13 years ago,” he says. “I had my first rides for David Hayes and my first winner, Fireball, for Wong Teng Ping. I was here for three months. I liked it, and finished with about 26 or 27 winners. The season after that I came for my first full season and finished second to Basil Marcus. And after that...” After that he was champion and has been ever since. Only once indeed has his supremacy been seriously challenged and that was in 2009/10 when he trailed his six years younger Australian arch rival Brett Prebble, who had followed him home in the table for each of the last four years, by around a dozen winners with less than a month to go. When Prebble rode a six-timer at Happy Valley in late June it looked as though the crown was finally going to be passed
on, but in one of the most thrilling battles between great jockeys ever (even CNN got excited about it) Whyte showed all his icy determination to get up and win by 100 winners to 99 at the final meeting of the season, an extraordinary achievement which understandably gave him more pleasure than any of his other nine titles. But the really remarkable thing was that no one was particularly surprised. It’s almost a given now in Hong Kong. Laws may change, administrators may change, earthquakes and tsunamis may trouble the Orient, but Whyte will still be champion jockey of Hong Kong. In 2010 he filled in the last remaining
gap in his Hong Kong CV when winning the coveted Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby on Super Satin. October 1 this year was yet another milestone, but not one of which he was
Douglas Whyte: despite having ridden over 1,300 winners in Hong Kong still retains his drive and passion for the sport
Happy Valley: the tight bends make demands on “jockeys’ courage as well as skill” – in Hong Kong there is no hiding place for anyone who is not good enough
Hong Kong isn’t a place to stay if you haven’t got that eagerness and determination, because this is such a competitive place you can’t just hover
middle-distance champion made absolute mincemeat of a group of top-class specialist 7f and 8f horses over 1400m (7f). Afterwards Whyte had no hesitation in calling Ambitious Dragon “the best horse I’ve ever ridden”. Now, a few weeks later, with plenty of time to backtrack on the superlative, he has no desire to do so, and the excitement returns to his voice when he mentions him. “I think he is the best,” he confirms. “He’s a phenomenal horse. He’s got this turn-off mode that means you can get him to relax anywhere in the field, but then when you switch him on he just takes you there himself. Other horses, even very good ones, you have to work with and angle to find the line. Not him.” Cynics might think this unqualified praise owes much to his determination to keep the ride if possible when Guyon returns. But there’s no doubting his sincerity. Whyte talks about him the way a pilot might talk about the perfect plane. Given the exceptional range of skills he has acquired during his reign in Hong Kong, and the fact that he’s probably got at least ten years of almost mistake-free riding left in him, it’s perhaps surprising that he’s not been approached to ride as stable jockey elsewhere. Perhaps the relative comfort of two meetings a week and no travelling is something other jurisdictions can’t match.
immediately conscious. “I didn’t know about the HK$1 billion mark until people told me about it,” he says without any particular emphasis. “People think I’m not a man of my word when I say that sort of thing isn’t what drives me. For me that’s not really a goal or a highlight. For me it’s the winning side that drives me. “I remember my first winner like I remember my first ride, but honestly I don’t think that much about the money. Of course it’s nice to be able to pull out your credit card for your family or for yourself, but that is definitely not the motivation. Winning, that’s what drives me on.” Of much more significance to him was the memorable double that day on Ambitious Dragon and Entrapment. Entrapment had been off the course for over a year with a mystery complaint similar to stringhalt but so rare the vets hadn’t even got a name for it. Before the comeback, in which he defeated Sacred Kingdom, Whyte had said the son of Halo Homewrecker “would have to be a really great champion to retain his unbeaten record after so long off the track.” Entrapment now looks sure to be one of the prime defenders of Hong Kong’s monopoly of the Hong Kong Sprint at the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International meeting on December 11. Whyte’s victory on Ambitious Dragon, the horse on whom he had already won this year’s Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup after André Fabre had insisted his regular rider Maxime Guyon should honour his contractual obligations in France, was even more amazing. Sent out by his trainer Tony Millard for a start to his new campaign, nowhere near match fit, with December 11 and the Hong Kong Cup itself as his destination, the local
“But,” he says, “I would consider leaving Hong Kong if I was offered a really big challenge elsewhere. I love it here and my wife Nikki and children Sheikera and Ethan are very happy here too. But the answer is yes” (a response to mention of the word Ballydoyle) “those sort of jobs have crossed my mind. For me I must have challenges, and jobs like that would certainly provide them. “But I’m not being arrogant when I say I think they’d have to approach me first. It’s not because I rate myself so highly or anything. It’s just that I was taught when I was very young that if something’s good and it works, you don’t change it without very good reason. I’m loving racing here. My family’s loving being here. I’m riding top horses for top trainers, and I’m still hungry. “Hong Kong isn’t a place to stay if you haven’t got that eagerness and determination, because this is such a competitive place you can’t just hover. You have to keep driving ahead. You know that when you’re champion here you’re in the limelight, and people are expecting you to produce.” Sounds like bad news for any jockeys hoping to inherit the Whyte crown. They may have to wait until time takes its inevitable toll – 2020 or 2025? - and the Whyte family withdraws to enjoy the pleasures of their farm in Tuscany on a more permanent basis than the breadwinner’s present business permits.
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n a relatively short space of time, Chris Waller has become something of a phenomenon. Racing in Australia has always had its major names among the training ranks. Many have become household names. Mention “Bart” and it’s a fair bet that most people will reply “Cummings”. In Sydney the name most know is Smith, the legendary T.J. winning the Sydney training premiership for an unprecedented 33 years in succession. And, while his daughter Gai established her own little run of titles, much to the chagrin of Sydneysiders, the current holder is a New Zealander. Not that there is any bitterness for, in the grand tradition of Australian’s claiming success as their own, Waller is now very much considered “Australian”, or “Sydney”, to be more precise. The Rosehill-based Kiwi horseman became the first trainer to win the prestigious Bart Cummings Medal for overall excellence at the recent NSW Racehorse Owners Association’s annual night of champions. His trademark white bridles and black and white check colours are now instantly recognisable of Sydney racetracks and, in a town that prides itself on being hard to conquer, Waller’s accension to the throne has been smooth and accepted. Like so many things in racing, the career of Chris Waller owes itself to an element of chance. Having begun his time in the industry with Foxtonbased trainer Paddy Busuttin, Waller rose to become travelling foreman and brought Castletown to Australia for
the 1992 Melbourne Cup. The horse ran third and the experience whetted Waller’ appetite. Returning to New Zealand and setting up on his own when Busuttin left to train in Singapore, Waller made a trip to Sydney in 1998 with just one horse. Party Belle was her name and the rest, as the well worn cliche goes, is history. Waller continued to train at Foxton and make regular visits to Sydney. He kept winning races and soon came to the notice of owners, so much so that he made the permanent move to Sydney in to establish a stable at Rosehill. He had four horses. Five seasons
later and with a champion trainer’s title to his name there are more than 100 horses in work. And he still keeps winning. Waller’s rise to the top of the training tree in Sydney has been meteoric. On Golden Slipper day in 2007, the biggest day of racing Chris Waller (left)
chris waller in Sydney, Waller showed his hand when Mr Ubiquitous and Double Dare both won stakes races. “That was actually my first city double, let alone stakes double,” Waller explains, adding meaningfully, “and that was huge for me.” In the autumn of 2008 Waller prepared his first Group 1 winner when Triple Honour rocketed to victory in the Doncaster Handicap. That breakthrough win followed a nose second to star galloper Weekend Hussler in the Randwick Guineas. Since then Waller has won many Group 1 races, including the 2010 Doncaster Handicap with Rangirangdoo, the 2010 George Ryder Stakes and Manikato Stakes with Danleigh, the 2010 Doomben Cup with Metal Bender and the TJ Smith Stakes with Pressday. Meanwhile, Waller was selected as the trainer for the Ingham family after selling their bloodstock interests to Sheikh Mohammed. When deciding to have the famous all cerise colours back racing, it was Waller to whom they turned. In 2011, Waller trained Rangirangdoo to win the George Ryder Stakes, Danleigh, the 2011 Chipping Norton Stakes, My Kingdom of Fife took the 2011 Queen Elizabeth Stakes and Stand To Gain was victorious in the Sydney Cup.
Having a horse in training in the city is a costly exercise, up to A$35,000 a year, but we are here to make it profitable. The infrastructure we have in place now means we have become quite labour intensive in order to look after people’s investments
The victories of My Kingdom Of Fife and Stand To Gain are a good example of Waller’s approach. Four years ago he ventured to Newmarket in company with vet Tim Roberts to attend the Tattersalls Autumn Horses In Training Sale at Newmarket. Since then he has made regular visits and his stable now lists horses with the GB, Ire, USA and Fr suffix with regularity. As ever, the hallmark is the rate of improvement the horses have made under his care. My Kingdom Of Fife, who was bred by the Queen, and Stand To Gain, who was formerly trained in France by David Smaga, have progressed from good handicappers in England to become Group 1 winners in Australia. The automatic assumption that racing in Australia is inferior to Britain is misguided. Waller has made an artform out of improving horses and none of it is belongs to chance. His approach to training is meticulous and businesslike. “Having a horse in training in the city is a costly exercise, up to A$35,000 a year, but we are here to make it profitable.” he explains. “The infrastructure we have in place now means we have become quite labour intensive in order to look after people’s investments. We have a foreperson for each 20-horse block and they have six staff working under them as well as track riders. “But I believe with this infrastructure we can continue to grow without losing the quality and hands-on approach that we have become accustomed to. Like anything, you are only as good as the staff you build up around you.
My Kingdom Of Fife
“Seasons 10/11 were by our best by far, but it has been the infrastructure put in place leading up to those years that have proved crucial.” At the end of the 10/11 racing season Waller won both the Sydney and NSW premierships with 117 Metropolitan winners. The significance of that feat comes into sharp focus when realising that he became just the fifth trainer to prepare 100 metropolitan winners in a Sydney season. Only Tommy Smith, Brian Mayfield-Smith, Gai Waterhouse and John Hawkes had previously achieved the feat. “I won’t touch on it too much because I get pretty emotional with things like that, but it obviously means a helluva a lot to me,” says the trainer. “There’s no person more prouder than me to be training in Sydney.” Waller is also expanding and is looking at sending more horses to race in Brisbane. “This year we’re going to spread our horses around more,” he adds. “Last season we won the Sydney premiership and normally we have all our ammunition here. But not any more. I’ve got 100 horses in work and from now on I’ll be spreading them around more in other places like Brisbane.”
I really enjoy working with European horses. So far we’ve had good success with our methods and hopefully we have more winners in the pipeline
Melbourne is also a target. Waller has a small team of horses in the southern state for the valuable Spring Carnival and struck on Caulfield Cup day when the English import Foreteller, a Juddmonte-bred son of Dansili and Prophecy, stormed home to win the David Jones Coongy Handicap (G3) over a mile and a quarter. The horse had been boguht the previous autumn by Waller at Tattersalls for 100,000gns. “Foreteller’s a talented horse and he is getting better all the time,” smiles Waller. Group success with English-bred horses is nothing new to Waller who landed a Group 1 double when Kingdom Of Fife won the Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick and then Stand To Gain came home clear in the Group 1 Sydney Cup over two-miles. Kingdon Of Fife was a 60,000gns purchase, while Stand To Gain, a son of Hawk Wing, was purchased by Waller at the 2009 Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale for 105,000gns. By the time this is published Waller will have been back to Newmarket and may well have bought again. In conjunction with vet Tim Roberts, Waller works with New Zealand agent Guy Mulcaster. The level of success that the team has enjoyed hints at far more than just better than average luck. As ever, Waller is modest. “The others the brains behind it,” he says, referring to Mulcaster and Roberts. I’m just the one putting my finances on the line. We’ve had some luck, for sure, but it has worked and we will continue to target horses out of England.” he says. “It’s been terrific to be able to buy some Group 1 winners and I’d like to think we are not done with yet. “I really enjoy working with European
horses. So far we’ve had good success with our methods and hopefully we have more winners in the pipeline.” Mulcaster spoke to www.gravelhouse. com in August, outlining the reasoning and logistics regarding buying in Europe. “The cost is not cheap to airfreight the horses back to Australia being close to AU$20,000 when quarantine, inoculations and road transport are included,” said Mulcaster, who needs to source Cup horses in Europe due to the fact that Australian breeders, despite the major races in the country being middle-distance and further in nature, have been producing mainly for speed and precocity. “But those costs are offset by the fact the horses arrive in Australia and are able to commence training then hopefully racing within five months. This is a lot quicker than the purchase of a yearling.” Mulcaster went on to explain that: “The horses are bought with middle-distance Saturday races in mind where the prizemoney is A$70,000 to A$100,000 per race. “The biggest success story has been Hawk Island recording ten Australian wins and prize-money in excess of AU$650,000.” Brett Bradley is a part-owner of Foreteller. “I’ve had a few horses with Chris Waller for a few years now,” explains Bradley. “Chris heads over to the UK every year and every year I put my hand up for one. We got Foreteller that way and it’s fantastic.” By the incredibly high standards he has set, the beginning to the 2011/12 season has been modest by Waller’s standards. “If I went four meetings through the season without a winner no one takes any notice,’’ he says matter of factly. “At the start of the season some do notice, we did win the premiership last season, but we’ve been in this situation before. “It was hard in the early days when we didn’t have a runner in town. “It was hard going to Kembla Grange with four runners and you don’t win a race. The staff getting on the float, doing hard yards and not getting much for it. “But we are good sportsmen, know what is going on, we’ll kick back pretty quick. We’ll double check everything, make sure we are not doing anything wrong. “We’ll work horses a bit harder to make sure they up to the mark.”
Equine travel must be taken with care
War Pass’s death last December on his return from shuttle duty was a reminder not to take the international movement of horses too lightly
e take transporting of horses pretty much for granted these days. There are racehorses going racing everyday, riding horses are taken off for riding, broodmares are shipped for covering and stallions are sent around the world in order to spread their genetic influence. As horsemen we obviously realise that long haul flights are little more of a logistical difficulty, but as horses are taken around the world for racing or for stud duty with everincreasing frequency it is no longer regarded as a novelty. It is tempting to believe that moving horses around the world is without risk. Unfortunately the death of the US stallion War Pass after he travelled from shuttle duties in Australia back to his base in Kentucky last December revealed the dangers involved in moving horses. Not only is there possible risk of injury, there are risks that the horse can pick up shipping fever.
War Pass’s journey to the US from Australia
War Pass left Widden Stud, New South Wales first thing in the morning December 18, 2010 arriving in Sydney at lunchtime ahead of his journey to Kentucky. The other stallions gathering for the flight included More Than Ready, Henrythenavigator, Big Brown, Good Journey, Tale of The Cat, Ready’s Image, and All American. All the horses left for the airport that afternoon, but due to weather and crew problems returned to their stables that evening. The journey to the US began a day late, loading onto the flight at 8.30am,
departing at 10.30am. The plane arrived in Hong Kong just before 4pm, leaving the principality an hour and a half later, getting to Anchorage the next morning. Another hour later the stallions shipped to Los Angeles, arriving at 5.30pm on Tuesday, December 21. In all, the journey took around two days to complete. The group arrived at the quarantine at 6.30pm on Tuesday, December 21 and War Pass received immediate veterinary treatment after arrival due to a high temperature; the treatment was repeated on Wednesday, December 22 and Thursday 23. War Pass left quarantine that day and arrived at Lane’s End that evening. The horse was reported to be perfectly normal on arrival at the farm and had a normal temperature. He was turned out into a paddock the following morning wearing a rug due to the cold weather; he was found dead a few hours later that morning. The principal necropsy finding was that of acute shock, the precise cause of which was not identified.
This stallion’s journey took two days to complete having started out from Widden Stud at 7am on Sunday, December 19 completing on Thursday, December 23 at 10.15pm at Lanes End Farm. He spent six and a half hours in transit on Sunday, December, seven hours in confinement due to an aborted flight on the Monday, and then from 8.30am (local time) in Sydney to 6.30pm (local time) in Los Angeles in transit from loading to final unloading on Tuesday, December 21.
Taking time differences and rest periods into account, the stallion was in transit for 47 hours. According to vet Dr Des Leadon’s recent report entitled the General Recommendations on the Transport of Horses, journey time is an important determinant of transit-related illness. His report concluded that routes that minimise transit time have to be the routes of choice. War Pass’s journey consisted of planned elements, but also a number of uncontrolled / incontrollable elements, which included the delayed and ultimately aborted original flight on Monday, December 20. The planned elements included the choice of route and point of entry into the US. Unfortunately, as part of a wider change in the movement of freight (as horses are classified), the transport routes have been lengthened. Traditionally, stallion flights from Australia to the US have been routed through Honolulu, Hawaii – War Pass had to travel through Hong Kong and Anchorage, Alaska to arrive in California, with a subsequent onward air connection to Lexington, Kentucky. Kevin Needham, of BBA Shipping, explained why changes have been made to the
equine transport bloodstock shipping routes. “Horses are transported by the most direct routes in all cases. It’s just that the most direct route for the horse may not be the same route as for a human. People mostly fly on full passenger flights and these have less payload than a freighter and can fly further for the same fuel load,” he said. “Horses need main deck freighters and these are heavy and tend to operate via commercial freight hubs. Furthermore, not all carriers operate freighters and this can mean that horses travel by what appear to be quite convoluted routes when in fact these are the most direct available. “The advent of the wide-body passenger jet with much larger freight capacity in the belly hold has reduced the numbers of freighters operating globally and the current economic position does not encourage carriers to invest. “We have noticed that it is much harder to move horses around in the past three years due to reduced freighter operations and some which do operate having stopovers in countries that we cannot transit with horses.” However, according to Leadon’s report, no rational has been offered for the change from the traditional routing and there is no explanation of the merits or demerits
associated with this change. There is no evidence of a consultation process by the carriers with bloodstock managers on the routing of such flights, or with the other major stakeholders, including insurers. There is no evidence that stallion farms have been allowed to take an active interest in decisionmaking on these shipments. “Route changes are driven by global commercial perspectives and horses make up a tiny fraction of the total cargo market,” continues Needham. “The reduction in numbers of 747s and the growth of the wide-bodied passenger jet means that on many routes the air cargo requirement can be serviced by belly space, which of course excludes horses due to the headroom requirement. “Quarantines are generally sited at point of arrival which is sensible and moving them away from the point of arrival is counterproductive in terms of biosecurity so difficult to argue that one away. “It’s all about management and the War Pass case did involve the horse going the shortest route available. “I think much more is understood now about flying horses and rates of mortality are far lower than they were in the early days
when aircraft just couldn’t fly all the way to wherever they were going and had to leapfrog across continents and most freight including horses went by deep sea!” Leadon recommends that bloodstock managers wishing to employ best practice when it comes to international transportation should be aware of increased journey times due to less direct routes than previously used, while a significant number of stopovers greatly increasing journey times and hence increasing the risk of contracting shipping fever.
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Up At Dawn (Inchinor-Up And About (Barathea)) Up In Time: with Rafael Bejarano wins the San Clemente Stakes at Del Mar in July. She has since won the Harold C Ramser Sr. Stakes Photo: Alex Evers/ EquiSport Photos
sn’t it nice when a bargain basement buy justifies your bloodstock judgement; when for once you can walk away from the sales ring feeling you’ve bought one at a surprisingly good price and instead of your purchase mereley becoming an oateating money pit, your investment is rewarded. And when you are a professional in the bloodstock business it must be just that little bit more satisfying. Bloodstock agent Larry Stratton bought the mare Up At Dawn (Inchinor) for 3,000gns at the Tattersalls December Sale in 2007. She has since produced four foals, had two runners and one winner. That winner is Up In Time, a filly by Noverre, who after winning her maiden and then running in the Oh So Sharp Stakes (G3), was sold privately to the US. In the states she won the San Clemente Stakes (G2) in July, and after finishing down the field in the Del Mar Oaks (G1), bounced back to win the Harold C Ramser Sr. Stakes (G3). She is due to run next in the Matriarch Stakes (G1) at the beginning of November. “I bought the mare Up At Dawn because I thought the family was on the upgrade,” said Stratton. “When she went through the ring, I thought I would just have a couple of bids but the hammer came down quickly at just 3,000gns. “I know the family well, though, having previously done some work
with Whatton Manor. When I bought her we were out of room at home for her here [Pantycoed Stud] so she went back to Whatton from Newmarket and the stud has consigned her offspring.” Stratton is quick to point out the role that Whatton has had in producing the Grade 2 winner having bought Up At Dawn carrying to
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She has always got very correct foals. Offered in foal to Kyllachy I hope will be attractive, especially with Up In Time’s US graded performances
Larry Stratton: owned and bred Up In Time, having bought her dam Up At Dawn for 3,000gns at the Tattersalls December Sale
the Darley sire Noverre, a mating planned by Ed Player of the stud. Upend, the grand-dam of Up At Dawn, was bred and raced by Peter Player, and was trained by Henry Cecil. She won her maiden in 1988, in the June of her three-year-old career, progressing to Listed success in August before she finished second in the Princess Royal Stakes (G3) and then won the St Simon Stakes (G3). She has subsequently certainly earned her stripes as a broodmare, not only being a prolific breeder of 17 foals, but also a producer of sound horses - all 17 of those foals ran. The best was Musicanna (Cape Cross), who after selling as a yearling for 60,000gns in 2002 to Charlie Gordon-Watson for owner Abdulla Buhaleeba, went on to become the winner of four races, including the Listed Princess Elizabeth Stakes. She finished third in both the Falmouth Stakes (G1) and the Sun Chariot Stakes (G1). Unfortunately, she did not follow in her dam’s maternal ways and produced just one winner. Musicanna’s half-sister Our Poppet (Warning), however, enjoyed a career in reverse. She only ran once as a two-year-old and did not return to the racecourse, instead was shuffled quickly off to stud. For her owners Mr and Mrs Graham Robinson she produced a colt by Starborough whom they sold for 2,000gns at Tattersalls in 2006. He was bought by Zoltan Mikoczy, has gone on to win 15 races, has become a champion three-year-old in Italy and won the Golden Peitsche (G2). Nicknamed The Budapest Bullet, and Overdose would have brought sprint Group 1-winning black-type to the family when he won the Prix de l’Abbaye (G1) in 2008 - until it was decided that there was a false start in the race and the race was declared void. Interestingly, Royal Gait (out of a half-sister to Upend) won two Group 1s at rather a different end of the distant scale being successful
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in the Group 1 Prix du Cadran, and the Prix Royal Oak before going on to Champion Hurdle success in 1992. Royal Gait was the first in the family to lose a Group 1 race in the stewards’ room – the colt was demoted from Royal Ascot Gold Cup glory in 1988. Upend’s Barathea daughter Up And About was another to only run once, but her own five winning foals (from nine runners) included a Listed-placed gelding and filly, and Tamarillo, a winner in the UAE and the dam of Summer Fete, a Group 3 winner of the Oak Tree Stakes at Goodwood and third in the Group 2 Celebration Mile. One of Up And About’s non-winning daughters was Up At Dawn, who, as the catalogue states “ran a few times at two and three”. At the end of her uneventful racing career, Up At Dawn carrying to Noverre was something of an attractive proposition to Stratton, the agent saying: “I thought he was always a very undervalued sire. He gets nice stock and good athletic types.” With the mare bought and Noverre deported to India, Stratton sent his new acquisition for her second year’s covering to Araafa. In hindsight, it was not one of the best decisions the agent has made, but the resultant colt Don’t Take Me Alive has run four times this summer and finished second at Chepstow where he had the misfortune to bump into the useful Sir Percy colt Cavalerio, who has since won the Haynes, Hanson and Clark conditions race at Newbury. Up At Dawn has since had a Sakhee’s Secret filly, who sold as a yearling to Hughie Morrison at the Tattersalls Book 2 sale for 28,000gns, and a Sakhee foal. She is currently in foal to Kyllachy. Peter Steele Mortimer, brother of Stratton’s partner Louise Parry, bought a leg of Up At Dawn in the summer. It might be a very short ownership period for Steele Mortimer as the mare is to be offered at the Tattersalls December Sale. “She has always got very correct foals,” says Stratton. “Offered in foal to Kyllachy I hope will be attractive, especially with Up In Time’s US graded performances. I know the second race she won in the US was a grade lower than the first, but it proves that the first success was not fluke. She will have run in the Matriarch Stakes as well by the time Up At Dawn goes through the ring. “The Kyllachy out of Up And About made 100,000gns last October and was bought by Crispin de Moubray to go to Henry Cecil – let’s hope the omens are good!”
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2nd Dam: BARFORD LADY by Stanford. 2 wins at 3. Dam of WARNINGFORD (c Warning: Peter Sandrovich Leicestershire S G3 (3 times), 2nd Juddmonte Lockinge S G1, 3rd Prix de la Foret G1) Broodmare Sire: BISHOP OF CASHEL. Sire of the dams of 3 Stakes winners. In 2011 - DEACON BLUES Compton Place G3.
Ahonoora Indian Ridge Hillbrow COMPTON PLACE ch 94 Nebbiolo Nosey Little Cynthia DEACON BLUES b g 2007 Warning Bishop of Cashel Ballet Classique PERSARIO b 99 Stanford Barford Lady Grace Poole
Data supplied by Weatherbys EUROPE 771 - Dubai International World Trophy, G3, Newbury, September 17, 5f 1 Deacon Blues (GB) 4 b g Compton Place (GB) - Persario (GB) (Bishop of Cashel (GB)) 2 Masamah (IRE) 5 gr g Exceed And Excel (AUS) - Bethesda (GB) (Distant Relative) 3 Dinkum Diamond (IRE) 3 b c Aussie Rules (USA) - Moving Diamonds (GB) (Lomitas (GB)) Age: 2-4; Starts: 15; Wins: 6; Places: 6 Earnings: £184,396 Sire: COMPTON PLACE. Sire of 17 Stakes winners. In 2011 - DEACON BLUES Bishop of Cashel G3. 1st Dam: PERSARIO by Bishop of Cashel. 2 wins at 3 and 5. Dam of 1 winner: 2007: DEACON BLUES (g Compton Place) 6 wins at 2 to 4, P. P. O’Leary Mem. Phoenix Sprint S G3, Shadwell Hackwood S G3, Dubai International World Trophy G3. 2008: (f Bahamian Bounty) 2009: If So (f Iffraaj) unraced to date. 2010: (f Bahamian Bounty)
772 - Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes, G2, Newbury, September 17, 6f 1 Caspar Netscher (GB) 2 b c Dutch Art (GB) - Bella Cantata (GB) (Singspiel (IRE)) 2 Redact (IRE) 2 b c Strategic Prince (GB) - Rainbow Java (IRE) (Fairy King (USA)) 3 Saigon (GB) 2 b c Royal Applause (GB) - Luanshya (GB) (First Trump (GB)) Age: 2; Starts: 8; Wins: 3; Places: 5 Earnings: £139,002 Sire: DUTCH ART. Sire of 2 Stakes winners. In 2011 - CASPAR NETSCHER Singspiel G2, MISS WORK OF ART Pivotal LR. 1st Dam: Bella Cantata by Singspiel. unraced. Dam of 2 winners: 2006: Simplification (f Daylami) 2007: BRONZE BEAU (g Compton Place) 4 wins at 3 and 4. 2008: St Marys Hall (g Librettist) unraced to date. 2009: CASPAR NETSCHER (c Dutch Art) Sold 25,000gns yearling at TAOC2, 65,000gns 2yo at TAAPR. 3 wins at 2, Irish TB Marketing Gimcrack S G2, Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef S G2, 2nd Compton Estates Rose Bowl S LR, 3rd Tanqueray Richmond S G2, Windsor Castle S LR. 2nd Dam: BELLA COLORA by Bellypha. 4 wins at 2 and 3 at home, France Prix de l’Opera G2, 3rd General Accident 1000 Guineas G1. Dam of STAGECRAFT (c Sadler’s Wells: Prince of Wales’s S G2, Canadian Turf H G2, Budweiser Gulfstream Breeders’ Cup H’cap G2, 2nd Coral Eclipse S G1, 3rd
Juddmonte International S G1, Meadow Meats Irish Champion S G1), MULLINS BAY (c Machiavellian: W.Hill Poker Grand Prix Strensall S G3, 2nd Premio Ribot G2), HYABELLA (f Shirley Heights: Ben Marshall S LR, Atalanta S LR), BALALAIKA (f Sadler’s Wells: Dahlia S LR). Grandam of ALKAADHEM, POET, YOUR OLD PAL, MAIDAAN, Hothaifah, Yankee Doodle, Fontana Amorosa, Design Perfection. Third dam of FRANCE, ALESSANDRO VOLTA, Havane Smoker. Fourth dam of Finding Neverland. Broodmare Sire: SINGSPIEL. Sire of the dams of 13 Stakes winners. In 2011 - HELMET Exceed And Excel G1, CASPAR NETSCHER Dutch Art G2, BULLBARS Elusive Quality G3, LIBRANNO Librettist G3, VAGABOND SHOES Beat Hollow G3, DEBUSSY Diesis LR.
Machiavellian Medicean Mystic Goddess DUTCH ART ch 2004 Spectrum Halland Park Lass Palacegate Episode CASPAR NETSCHER b c 2009 In The Wings Singspiel Glorious Song BELLA CANTATA b 2002 Bellypha Bella Colora Reprocolor
Dubai Duty Free Arc Trial G3. 2008: FIRST BATTALION (g Sadler’s Wells) Winner at 3. 2010: (c Duke of Marmalade) 2011: (f Galileo) 2nd Dam: NA-AYIM by Shirley Heights. 1 win at 2. Dam of Tamreen (g Bahhare: 2nd Coupe des 3 Ans-Parc de Lacroix-Laval LR), Mubkera (f Nashwan, see above) Broodmare Sire: NASHWAN. Sire of the dams of 46 Stakes winners. In 2011 - EMPOWERING Encosta de Lago G3, GREEN DESTINY Marju G3, CHIBERTA KING King’s Best LR, CROC VALLEY Western Winter LR, IDARAH Aljabr LR. The Marju/Nashwan cross has produced: GREEN DESTINY G3, Champion System G3.
Try My Best Last Tycoon Mill Princess MARJU br 88 Artaius Flame of Tara Welsh Flame GREEN DESTINY b g 2007 Blushing Groom Nashwan Height of Fashion MUBKERA ch 99 Shirley Heights Na-Ayim Christabelle
774 - Prix du Prince d’Orange, G3, Longchamp, September 17, 2000m 773 - Dubai Duty Free Arc Trial, G3, Newbury, September 17, 11f 1 Green Destiny (IRE) 4 b g Marju (IRE) - Mubkera (IRE) (Nashwan (USA)) 2 Al Kazeem (GB) 3 b c Dubawi (IRE) Kazeem (GB) (Darshaan) 3 Sea of Heartbreak (IRE) 4 b f Rock of Gibraltar (IRE) - Top Forty (GB) (Rainbow Quest (USA)) Age: 3-4; Starts: 9; Wins: 6; Places: 0 Earnings: £203,283 Sire: MARJU. Sire of 58 Stakes winners. In 2011 - WATAR Zafonic G2, GREEN DESTINY Nashwan G3, LIGHTENING PEARL Rossini G3, BABYCAKES Darshaan LR. 1st Dam: Mubkera by Nashwan. Winner at 2, 2nd Tote Exacta Virginia Rated S LR. Dam of 4 winners: 2004: MANJAM (g Almutawakel) 3 wins. 2005: Marwah (f King’s Best) 2006: AQWAAL (c Red Ransom) 3 wins at 2 and 3. 2007: GREEN DESTINY (g Marju) Sold 70,000gns foal at TADEF. 6 wins at 3 and 4, Sky Bet Mobile Strensall S G3,
1 Casamento (IRE) 3 ch c Shamardal (USA) - Wedding Gift (FR) (Always Fair (USA)) 2 Barocci (JPN) 3 b c Deep Impact (JPN) - Bastet (IRE) (Giant’s Causeway (USA)) 3 Desert Blanc (GB) 3 b c Desert Style (IRE) - Lumiere Rouge (FR) (Indian Ridge) Age: 2-3; Starts: 7; Wins: 4; Places: 1 Earnings: £274,666 Sire: SHAMARDAL. Sire of 30 Stakes winners. In 2011 - CRACKERJACK KING Barathea G2, SOMMERABEND Monsun G2, AMARON Bertolini G3, CASAMENTO Always Fair G3, DUNBOYNE EXPRESS Polish Precedent G3, ELLE SHADOW Roi Danzig G3, FRENCH NAVY Woodman G3, ZAZOU Lomitas G3, CAPTAIN SONADOR Kenny’s Best Pal LR, GINGERBREAD MAN Hurricane Sky LR, MODERN HISTORY Private Account LR, ROSTRUM Rainbow Quest LR. 1st Dam: WEDDING GIFT by Always Fair. 2 wins in France, Prix Saraca LR, 3rd Prix du Calvados G3, Prix Vanteaux G3. Dam of 5 winners: 2000: WANA DOO (f Grand Slam)
international database 2 wins at 2 and 3 in France. Broodmare. 2001: SKY GIFT (f Stravinsky) 3 wins at 3 in France. Broodmare. 2002: Sandee’s Eight (f High Yield) unraced. Broodmare. 2003: Royal Moon (g Royal Academy) 2004: BROSNA CRY (g Street Cry) Winner at 2. 2005: (g Cape Cross) 2007: INLER (g Red Ransom) 2 wins at 2 and 3. 2008: CASAMENTO (c Shamardal) Sold 37,814gns foal at GONO1. 4 wins at 2 and 3 at home, France, Racing Post Trophy G1, Juddmonte Beresford S G2, Prix du Prince d’Orange G3, 2nd Vincent O’Brien National S G1. 2009: Belanoiva (f Motivator) unraced to date. 2nd Dam: Such Style by Sassafras. Dam of WEDDING GIFT (f Always Fair, see above), Chehana (f Posse: 4th Queen Charlotte H G2). Grandam of FRENCH CLOCK, DREAM ABOUT IT, VERI’S GAME, LADYBIRD BLUE, ALEGRIO. Third dam of Bella Princess. Fourth dam of HEART OF DREAMS, RIGHTFULLY YOURS, FAST FUTURE. Broodmare Sire: ALWAYS FAIR. Sire of the dams of 9 Stakes winners. In 2011 CASAMENTO Shamardal G3, ST PETERSBOURG True Brave LR.
Storm Cat Giant’s Causeway Mariah’s Storm SHAMARDAL b 2002 Machiavellian Helsinki Helen Street CASAMENTO ch c 2008 Danzig Always Fair Carduel WEDDING GIFT b/br 93 Sassafras Such Style Regal Lady
775 - Prix des Chenes, G3, Longchamp, September 17, 1600m 1 Vizir Bere (FR) 2 b c Hurricane Cat (USA) - Olga Bere (FR) (Broadway Flyer (USA)) 2 Saint Pellerin (GER) 2 b c Konigstiger (GER) - Salontasche (GER) (Dashing Blade) 3 Kadyny (GB) 2 b c Zamindar (USA) Hoh My Darling (GB) (Dansili (GB)) Age: 2; Starts: 6; Wins: 2; Places: 3 Earnings: £65,259 Sire: HURRICANE CAT. Sire of 2 Stakes winners. In 2011 - OSTENTOSA Y CARA Tanaasa G2, VIZIR BERE Broadway Flyer G3. 1st Dam: OLGA BERE by Broadway
Flyer. Winner at 3 in France. Dam of 1 winner: 2008: Uvana Bere (f Della Francesca) 2009: VIZIR BERE (c Hurricane Cat) Sold 2,528gns yearling at OSSEP. 2 wins at 2 in France, Prix des Chenes G3, 3rd Prix Roland de Chambure LR. Broodmare Sire: BROADWAY FLYER. Sire of the dams of 1 Stakes winners. In 2011 - VIZIR BERE Hurricane Cat G3.
Storm Bird Storm Cat Terlingua HURRICANE CAT b 2003 Blushing Groom Sky Beauty Maplejinsky VIZIR BERE b c 2009 Theatrical Broadway Flyer Serena OLGA BERE ch 2002 Known Fact Known Alibi Golden Alibi
Tara EBF S LR), Hello Glory (f Zamindar: 3rd Jaguar Cars Lowther S G2), Statesman (c Doyoun: 3rd Oppenheim-Rennen LR) Broodmare Sire: ROBELLINO. Sire of the dams of 27 Stakes winners. In 2011 - ROGER SEZ Red Clubs G3, WAYWARD PRINCE Alflora LR.
Roberto Red Ransom Arabia RED CLUBS br 2003 First Trump Two Clubs Miss Cindy ROGER SEZ b f 2009 Roberto Robellino Isobelline STATELY PRINCESS b 95 Tate Gallery Affair of State All Hat
777 - Bayerische Hausbau-Werte Europa Meile, G2, Munich, September 18, 1600m 776 - Laundry Cottage Firth of Clyde Stakes, G3, Ayr, September 17, 6f 1 Roger Sez (IRE) 2 b f Red Clubs (IRE) Stately Princess (GB) (Robellino (USA)) 2 Miss Work of Art (GB) 2 ch f Dutch Art (GB) - Lacework (GB) (Pivotal (GB)) 3 Mary Fildes (IRE) 2 b f Chineur (FR) Scarlet Empress (GB) (Second Empire (IRE)) Age: 2; Starts: 8; Wins: 4; Places: 2 Earnings: £71,657 Sire: RED CLUBS. Sire of 2 Stakes winners. In 2011 - ROGER SEZ Robellino G3, VEDELAGO Marju G3. 1st Dam: STATELY PRINCESS by Robellino. 2 wins at 2 and 3. Dam of 6 winners: 2000: Ma Ad Badri (c Highest Honor) 2001: COTTINGHAM (g Perugino) 8 wins. 2002: (f Almutawakel) 2003: KALANKARI (c Kalanisi) 3 wins. 2004: MY LEARNED FRIEND (g Marju) 4 wins at 2, 4 and 5. 2006: ABUELITO JOHN (g Noverre) Winner at 2. 2007: GRAND PIANO (g Arakan) Winner at 4. 2008: Irfana (f Iffraaj) 2009: ROGER SEZ (f Red Clubs) Sold 5,000gns foal at TADEF, 12,380gns yearling at DNPRM. 4 wins at 2, Laundry Cottage Firth of Clyde S G3. 2nd Dam: AFFAIR OF STATE by Tate Gallery. 2 wins at 2 Tattersalls Breeders S LR. Dam of BIBURY FLYER (f Zafonic: Stanjamesuk.com Radley S LR, Flame of
1 Sommerabend (GB) 4 b c Shamardal (USA) - Sommernacht (GER) (Monsun (GER)) 2 Silver Ocean (USA) 3 b/br g Silver Train (USA) - Endless Sea (CAN) (Mt Livermore (USA)) 3 Point Blank (GER) 3 b c Royal Dragon (USA) - Princess Li (GER) (Monsun (GER))
2007: SOMMERABEND (c Shamardal) 6 wins at 3 and 4 in France, Germany, Bayerische Hausbau-Werte Europa Meile G2, Grand Prix Anjou Bretagne LR, 3rd Prix du Pin G3. 2008: SINNERMAN (c Tiger Hill) 2 wins at 3 in Germany, Shadwell Farm Grosser Bavaria Preis LR. 2nd Dam: SHONA by Windwurf. 3 wins in West Germany Rudolf OetkerRennen LR. Dam of SOMMERNACHT (f Monsun, see above), Serafino (c Alzao: 2nd P. der Volksbank- Krefelder Sprint Cup LR). Grandam of SANAGAS, SKYTHE, SERVENYA, Slawomira, Perseida, Stoikov, Salomea. Third dam of SORRENT. Broodmare Sire: MONSUN. Sire of the dams of 12 Stakes winners. In 2011 NIGHT MAGIC Sholokhov G2, SOMMERABEND Shamardal G2, TRES ROCK DANON Rock of Gibraltar G3, ADORNA Tiger Hill LR, SINNERMAN Tiger Hill LR.
Storm Cat Giant’s Causeway Mariah’s Storm SHAMARDAL b 2002 Machiavellian Helsinki Helen Street SOMMERABEND b c 2007 Konigsstuhl Monsun Mosella SOMMERNACHT b 97 Windwurf Shona Shantou
Age: 3-4; Starts: 11; Wins: 6; Places: 4 Earnings: £94,705 Sire: SHAMARDAL. Sire of 31 Stakes winners. In 2011 - CRACKERJACK KING Barathea G2, SOMMERABEND Monsun G2, AMARON Bertolini G3, CASAMENTO Always Fair G3, DUNBOYNE EXPRESS Polish Precedent G3, ELLE SHADOW Roi Danzig G3, FRENCH NAVY Woodman G3, ZAZOU Lomitas G3, CAPTAIN SONADOR Kenny’s Best Pal LR, DARK PROMISE Law Society LR, GINGERBREAD MAN Hurricane Sky LR, MODERN HISTORY Private Account LR, ROSTRUM Rainbow Quest LR. 1st Dam: SOMMERNACHT by Monsun. 3 wins at 2 and 3 in Germany, Dusseldorfer Stutenpreis der Merck Finck LR, 2nd Premio Primi Passi G3. Dam of 6 winners: 2003: SOMMERTAG (c Tiger Hill) 5 wins at 3 to 5 in Germany, Heel Baden-Wurttemberg-Trophy G3, 3rd Merrill Lynch Euro Cup G2. 2004: SOMMERSTURM (g Tiger Hill) 2 wins at 3 in Germany. 2005: Sommerflora (f Pivotal) Winner at 3 in Germany, 2nd Monsun Oster Stutenpreis LR. 2006: SHOUDA (g Tiger Hill) 2 wins at 5.
778 - Premio Federico Tesio, G2, Milan, September 18, 2200m 1 Sneak A Peek (ITY) 3 b c Doyen (IRE) - Occhi di Giada (GER) (Shantou (USA)) 2 Jakkalberry (IRE) 5 b c Storming Home (GB) - Claba di San Jore (IRE) (Barathea (IRE)) 3 Voila Ici (IRE) 6 gr c Daylami (IRE) - Far Hope (GB) (Barathea (IRE)) Age: 2-3; Starts: 10; Wins: 6; Places: 4 Earnings: £174,317 Sire: DOYEN. Sire of 6 Stakes winners. In 2011 - SNEAK A PEEK Shantou G2, A MA YEN Silver Hawk LR, GLADY ROMANA Surumu LR, KEYS Sternkoenig LR. 1st Dam: Occhi di Giada by Shantou. unraced. Dam of 3 winners: 2005: Viganella (f Daggers Drawn) unraced. 2006: DISAPPEAR (c Lomitas) 6 wins at 4 and 5 in Italy. 2008: SNEAK A PEEK (c Doyen) 6 wins at 2 and 3 in Italy, Premio Federico Tesio G2, Premio Emanuele Filiberto LR, 2nd Premio Merano LR.
international database 2009: SMOKING JOE (c Mujahid) Winner at 2 in Italy. 2011: (c Altieri) 2nd Dam: OSHIMA by Danehill. 3 wins at 3 and 4 in Italy. Dam of Rosa di Brema (f Lomitas: 2nd Oaks d’Italia G1). Grandam of ROSA DEL DUBAI, BIANCAROSA. Broodmare Sire: SHANTOU. Sire of the dams of 1 Stakes winners. In 2011 SNEAK A PEEK Doyen G2.
Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge DOYEN b 2000 Kris Moon Cactus Lady Moon SNEAK A PEEK b c 2008 Alleged Shantou Shaima OCCHI DI GIADA b 2001 Danehill Oshima Orangerie
779 - Grosser Preis Von DSW21 St Leger, G3, Dortmund, September 18, 2800m 1 Fox Hunt (IRE) 4 ch g Dubawi (IRE) Kiltubber (IRE) (Sadler’s Wells (USA)) 2 Fair Boss (IRE) 3 ch c Mamool (IRE) Fair Dream (GER) (Dashing Blade) 3 Dawn Twister (GER) 4 br c Monsun (GER) - Dawn Side (CAN) (Bold Forbes (USA)) Age: 3-4; Starts: 15; Wins: 5; Places: 8 Earnings: £115,638 Sire: DUBAWI. Sire of 32 Stakes winners. In 2011 - DUBAWI HEIGHTS Suave Dancer G1, HAPPY ARCHER Jeune G1, WALDPARK Acatenango G1, DUBAWI GOLD Green Desert G2, MONTEROSSO Barathea G2, WORTHADD Rahy G2, FOX HUNT Sadler’s Wells G3, PERFECT TRIBUTE Invincible Spirit G3, FRANKENSTEIN Nordance LR, HUNTER’S LIGHT Barathea LR, KHOR SHEED Manila LR, LUCK OR DESIGN Green Desert LR, NOVA STEP Nureyev LR, RED DUBAWI Homme de Loi LR, SOORAAH Persian Bold LR, SURREY STAR Fantastic Light LR. 1st Dam: KILTUBBER by Sadler’s Wells. 2 wins at 3 at home, Italy, Premio Giovanni Falck LR. Dam of 4 winners: 2005: ARTHURIAN (g Daylami) Winner over hurdles. 2006: SPINNING WELL (f Pivotal) Winner at 4. Broodmare. 2007: FOX HUNT (g Dubawi) Sold 84,033gns yearling at ARAUG, 47,000gns 2yo at TAAPR. 5 wins at 3 and 4 at home, France, Germany,
Grosser Preis Von DSW21 St Leger G3, 2nd John Smith’s Silver Cup H LR. 2008: Anam Allta (f Invincible Spirit) 2 wins at 2 and 3, 2nd Irish Stall.FarmsEBF Fairy Bridge S LR. 2009: Opinion (c Oasis Dream) in training. 2010: (f Bachelor Duke) 2011: (f Intense Focus) 2nd Dam: PRIORY BELLE by Priolo. 2 wins at 2 Moyglare Stud S G1. Dam of KILTUBBER (f Sadler’s Wells, see above) Broodmare Sire: SADLER’S WELLS. Sire of the dams of 264 Stakes winners. In 2011 - IMMORTAL VERSE Pivotal G1, RELIABLE MAN Dalakhani G1, STAND TO GAIN Hawk Wing G1, TIMEPIECE Zamindar G1, FEARS NOTHING Faltaat G2, GIANTS PLAY Giant’s Causeway G2, MEEZNAH Dynaformer G2, TESTOSTERONE Dansili G2, BANKABLE Medicean G3, CASTLETHORPE Not A Single Doubt G3, COSMO MEADOW King’s Best G3, FOX HUNT Dubawi G3, I’M A DREAMER Noverre G3, MAWINGO Tertullian G3, MODUN King’s Best G3, NAMIBIAN Cape Cross G3, WORKFORCE King’s Best G3, ALAINMAAR Johar LR, CAT JUNIOR Storm Cat LR, CIVIL WAR War Emblem LR, EMERALD COMMANDER Pivotal LR, FAST LOVE Fastnet Rock LR, HAKKAR Halling LR, HAWK ISLAND Hawk Wing LR, KING OF ARNOR Monsun LR, NATIONALISM Pivotal LR, NEATICO Medicean LR, NOVA HAWK Hawk Wing LR, OCEAN AND BEYOND Kingsalsa LR, PLUSHENKO Nayef LR, PRINCIPAL ROLE Empire Maker LR, UNACCOMPANIED Danehill Dancer LR, VISCOUNT NELSON Giant’s Causeway LR, WILD WIND Danehill Dancer LR, WONDER OF WONDERS Kingmambo LR, FRENCH OPERA Bering LR, JACK COOL One Cool Cat LR, STEPS TO FREEDOM Statue of Liberty LR.
Seeking The Gold Dubai Millennium Colorado Dancer DUBAWI b 2002 Deploy Zomaradah Jawaher FOX HUNT ch g 2007 Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge KILTUBBER b 99 Priolo Priory Belle Ingabelle
780 - Somerville Tattersall Stakes, G3, Newmarket, September 22, 7f 1 Crius (IRE) 2 b c Heliostatic (IRE) Fearless Flyer (IRE) (Brave Act (GB)) 2 Farraaj (IRE) 2 b c Dubai Destination (USA) - Pastorale (GB) (Nureyev (USA))
3 Zip Top (IRE) 2 b c Smart Strike (CAN) - Zofzig (USA) (Danzig (USA)) Age: 2; Starts: 5; Wins: 3; Places: 2 Earnings: £33,649 Sire: HELIOSTATIC. Sire of 1 Stakes winners. In 2011 - CRIUS Brave Act G3. 1st Dam: FEARLESS FLYER by Brave Act. 2 wins at 2 at home, USA, Natalma S G3. Dam of 1 winner: 2009: CRIUS (c Heliostatic) Sold 16,642gns foal at GONO1, 18,000gns yearling at TAOC2. 3 wins at 2, Somerville Tattersall S G3, 2nd Betfred Ascendant S LR. 2010: (c Dylan Thomas) 2011: (f Oratorio) 2nd Dam: Canary Bird by Catrail. Dam of FEARLESS FLYER (f Brave Act, see above) Broodmare Sire: BRAVE ACT. Sire of the dams of 1 Stakes winners. In 2011 CRIUS Heliostatic G3.
1st Dam: SUEZ by Green Desert. 2 wins at 2, EBF Irish TB Marketing Dick Poole S LR, 2nd Sky Bet Cheveley Park S G1. Dam of 1 winner: 2008: De Lesseps (c Selkirk) in training. 2009: LYRIC OF LIGHT (f Street Cry) 3 wins at 2, Shadwell Fillies’ Mile S G1, Barrett Steel May Hill S G2. 2010: (c Pivotal) 2nd Dam: Repeat Warning by Warning. Dam of POLISH PRINCESS (f Polish Precedent: Mason Appliances 4yo Classic LR, 3rd First Sovereign Trust Champions Mile G1), SUEZ (f Green Desert, see above). Grandam of ROCKATELLA. Broodmare Sire: GREEN DESERT. Sire of the dams of 82 Stakes winners. In 2011 - LYRIC OF LIGHT Street Cry G1, DUBAWI GOLD Dubawi G2, LILBOURNE LAD Acclamation G2, EXPERIENCE Excellent Art G3, NO EXPLAINING Azamour G3, LAY TIME Galileo LR, LUCK OR DESIGN Dubawi LR, SURYA LAKSHMI Burden of Proof LR, TELLOVOI Indian Haven LR, CARLITO BRIGANTE Haafhd LR.
Galileo Urban Sea HELIOSTATIC ch 2003 Erins Isle Affianced La Meilleure CRIUS b c 2009 Persian Bold Brave Act Circus Act FEARLESS FLYER b/br 2002 Catrail Canary Bird Coupe d’Hebe
Mr Prospector Machiavellian Coup de Folie STREET CRY b/br 98 Troy Helen Street Waterway LYRIC OF LIGHT b f 2009 Danzig Green Desert Foreign Courier SUEZ b 2002 Warning Repeat Warning Reprocolor
781 - Shadwell Fillies’ Mile Stakes, G1, Newmarket, September 23, 8f 1 Lyric of Light (GB) 2 b f Street Cry (IRE) - Suez (GB) (Green Desert (USA)) 2 Samitar (GB) 2 b f Rock of Gibraltar (IRE) - Aileen’s Gift (IRE) (Rainbow Quest (USA)) 3 Firdaws (USA) 2 b f Mr Greeley (USA) Eswarah (GB) (Unfuwain (USA)) Age: 2; Starts: 3; Wins: 3; Places: 0 Earnings: £136,946 Sire: STREET CRY. Sire of 50 Stakes winners. In 2011 - LYRIC OF LIGHT Green Desert G1, SHOCKING Danehill G1, CARLTON HOUSE Bustino G2, WHOBEGOTYOU Carnegie G2, DISCOURSE Dixieland Band G3, HOLLYWOODBOULEVARD Filante G3, SPLASH POINT Danehill G3, STREET GAME Thunder Puddles G3, FENCING Inchinor LR, FREEDOM STAR Williamstown LR, LIMONAR Diesis LR, LIVEANDLETDIE Great Commotion LR, RIVER’S LANE Made of Gold LR, SEA LORD Dream Well LR, STREET VALUE Marwina LR.
782 - Sakhee Oh So Sharp Stakes, G3, Newmarket, September 23, 7f 1 Alsindi (IRE) 2 b f Acclamation (GB) Needles And Pins (IRE) (Fasliyev (USA)) 2 Questing (GB) 2 b f Hard Spun (USA) Chercheuse (USA) (Seeking The Gold (USA)) 3 Nayarra (IRE) 2 b f Cape Cross (IRE) Massarra (GB) (Danehill (USA)) Age: 2; Starts: 2; Wins: 2; Places: 0 Earnings: £22,839 Sire: ACCLAMATION. Sire of 14 Stakes winners. In 2011 - HARBOUR WATCH Woodman G2, LILBOURNE LAD Green Desert G2, ALSINDI Fasliyev G3, ANGELS WILL FALL Bahamian Bounty G3, HITCHENS Royal Academy G3, TALWAR Marju G3, LO ZOCCOLO DURO Irish River LR, MONTECCHIO Linamix LR. 1st Dam: NEEDLES AND PINS by Fasliyev. 2 wins at 2, Stan James St
international database Hugh’s S LR, 2nd Prix d’Arenberg G3. Dam of 3 winners: 2006: I Am The Best (c King’s Best) Winner at 2 in UAE, 3rd Jazil Al Bastakiya LR. 2007: SEAMSTER (g Pivotal) Winner at 3. 2009: ALSINDI (f Acclamation) Sold 70,000gns yearling at TAOC2. 2 wins at 2, Sakhee Oh So Sharp S G3. 2010: (f Invincible Spirit) 2011: (f Cape Cross) 2nd Dam: Fairy Contessa by Fairy King. Dam of NEEDLES AND PINS (f Fasliyev, see above) Broodmare Sire: FASLIYEV. Sire of the dams of 6 Stakes winners. In 2011 ALSINDI Acclamation G3, TOPCLAS Kutub G3, ILLUMIERE Giant’s Causeway LR.
Waajib Royal Applause Flying Melody ACCLAMATION b 99 Ahonoora Princess Athena Shopping Wise ALSINDI b f 2009 Nureyev Fasliyev Mr P’s Princess NEEDLES AND PINS b 2001 Fairy King Fairy Contessa More Fizz
783 - Nayef Joel Stakes, G2, Newmarket, September 23, 8f 1 Ransom Note (GB) 4 b c Red Ransom (USA) - Zacheta (GB) (Polish Precedent (USA)) 2 Premio Loco (USA) 7 ch g Prized (USA) - Crazee Mental (GB) (Magic Ring (IRE)) 3 Poet’s Voice (GB) 4 b c Dubawi (IRE) Bright Tiara (USA) (Chief’s Crown (USA)) Age: 2-4; Starts: 17; Wins: 7; Places: 2 Earnings: £231,370 Sire: RED RANSOM. Sire of 99 Stakes winners. In 2011 - TYPHOON TRACY Last Tycoon G1, RANSOM NOTE Polish Precedent G2, AMARYLLIS Zabeel G3, EMMROOZ Danehill LR. 1st Dam: Zacheta by Polish Precedent. unraced. Dam of 2 winners: 2004: DAWN SKY (g Fantastic Light) Winner at 3. 2005: Redchete (f Red Ransom) ran twice. Broodmare. 2006: Zacheta’s Girl (f Fantastic Light) unraced. Broodmare. 2007: RANSOM NOTE (c Red Ransom) Sold 30,000gns yearling at TAOC2. 7 wins at 2 to 4, Nayef Joel S G2, Weatherbys Earl of Sefton S G3, 2nd Sky Bet York S G2. 2008: Dortmund (c Dubawi)
(c Raven’s Pass)
2nd Dam: MARIENBAD by Darshaan. 2 wins at 2 and 3 in France. Dam of MARIENBARD (c Caerleon: P. de l’Arc de Triomphe-Lucien Barriere G1, Grosser Preis von Baden G1, WGZ BankDeutschlandpreis G1, 3rd Jefferson Smurfit Mem. Irish St Leger G1), Borug (c Kingmambo: 3rd Emirates Airline Al Bastakiya LR) Broodmare Sire: POLISH PRECEDENT. Sire of the dams of 35 Stakes winners. In 2011 - RANSOM NOTE Red Ransom G2, DUNBOYNE EXPRESS Shamardal G3, SIR OSCAR Mark of Esteem LR, JOSEPHJULIUSJODIE Galileo LR. The Red Ransom/Polish Precedent cross has produced: PORTILLO G1, RANSOM O’WAR G1, RANSOM NOTE G2.
Hail To Reason
de Maisons-Laffitte G3, Prix Jacques Laffitte LR, 2nd Prix Chloe G3, Prix de la Pepiniere LR, 3rd Prix Corrida G2. 2008: Baby Sparticus (f Spartacus) unraced to date. 2009: (c Ivan Denisovich) 2011: (f Manduro) 2nd Dam: TROPICARO by Caro. 3 wins at 2 and 3 in France Prix Marcel Boussac G1, 2nd Prix Saint-Alary G1. Dam of THE SCOUT (c Kris: Prix La Force G3, 3rd Arcadia H G2). Grandam of PERSIANLUX, TENDOR, CAPANNACCE, Luxurious Dancer, Green Chapel, Tropical Mark, Porto Novo, Ricardo. Third dam of AMARON, BLUSTER, PUMP PUMP BOY, Moss Likely, Luxstar. Broodmare Sire: KING’S THEATRE. Sire of the dams of 5 Stakes winners. In 2011 - ONE CLEVER CAT One Cool Cat G3, ZARATONE Zariz LR, BOBS WORTH Bob Back LR, SHINROCK PADDY Deploy LR.
Montretout LR, 2nd Etihad Airways Falmouth S G1, Prix Rothschild G1, Prix du Chemin de Fer du Nord G3, Prix Quincey - Lucien Barriere G3, 3rd P. Fresnay le Buffard Jacques Le Marois G1, Mile Championship G1, Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Mile G1. 2007: Fils d’Albert (c Albert the Great) unraced. 2008: Pleasant Albert (c Albert the Great) unraced to date. 2010: (c Country Be Gold) 2011: (f Myboycharlie) 2nd Dam: DUBIOUSLY by Jolie Jo. 2 wins in USA Proud Sister S. Dam of FIVE POINTER (c Fly So Free: Hanshin Shogai Spring Steeplechase LR) Broodmare Sire: PLEASANT TAP. Sire of the dams of 18 Stakes winners. In 2011 - SAHPRESA Sahm G1, WONDER ACUTE Charismatic G2, CITIZEN BAGS Proud Citizen LR, THUNDER AL Lightning Al LR.
Roberto Bramalea RED RANSOM b 87 Damascus Arabia Christmas Wind RANSOM NOTE b c 2007 Danzig Polish Precedent Past Example ZACHETA b 99 Darshaan Marienbad Marie de Fontenoy
Storm Bird Storm Cat Terlingua ONE COOL CAT b 2001 Mr Prospector Tacha Savannah Dancer ONE CLEVER CAT b f 2006 Sadler’s Wells King’s Theatre Regal Beauty BURN BABY BURN b 99 Caro Tropicaro Tropical Cream
784 - La Coupe de Maisons-Laffitte, G3, Maisons-Laffitte, September 23, 2000m 1 One Clever Cat (IRE) 5 b f One Cool Cat (USA) - Burn Baby Burn (IRE) (King’s Theatre (IRE)) 2 Agent Secret (IRE) 5 b c Pyrus (USA) Ron’s Secret (GB) (Efisio) 3 Kya One (FR) 3 b f One Cool Cat (USA) - Kya Gulch (USA) (Thunder Gulch (USA)) Age: 2-5; Starts: 26; Wins: 5; Places: 13 Earnings: £197,544
785 - Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes, G1, Newmarket, September 24, 8f 1 Sahpresa (USA) 6 b f Sahm (USA) Sorpresa (USA) (Pleasant Tap (USA)) 2 Chachamaidee (IRE) 4 b f Footstepsinthesand (GB) - Canterbury Lace (USA) (Danehill (USA)) 3 Strawberrydaiquiri (GB) 5 gr f Dansili (GB) - Strawberry Morn (CAN) (Travelling Victor (CAN))
Sire: ONE COOL CAT. Sire of 14 Stakes winners. In 2011 - ONE CLEVER CAT King’s Theatre G3, DEUXCENTDIXHUIT Hernando LR, JACK COOL Sadler’s Wells LR.
Age: 3-6; Starts: 18; Wins: 8; Places: 9 Earnings: £838,698
1st Dam: Burn Baby Burn by King’s Theatre. ran 3 times at 2 and 3. Dam of 2 winners: 2004: Kalliopi Dal (f Soviet Star) unraced. 2005: EUREKA MOMENT (f Alhaarth) Winner at 3. 2006: ONE CLEVER CAT (f One Cool Cat) Sold 13,136gns foal at GONO1, 17,696gns yearling at ARAUG. 5 wins at 3 and 5 in France, La Coupe
1st Dam: SORPRESA by Pleasant Tap. 3 wins in USA. Dam of 3 winners: 2002: MONFILS MONFILS (g Sahm) 6 wins. 2003: MIOFILIO MIOFILIO (g Dayjur) 3 wins. 2005: SAHPRESA (f Sahm) 8 wins at 3 to 6, 2011 at home, France, Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot S G1 (3 times), Prix du Palais Royal G3, Prix du Pin G3, Prix Coronation LR, Prix
Sire: SAHM. Sire of 9 Stakes winners. In 2011 - SAHPRESA Pleasant Tap G1.
Raise A Native Mr Prospector Gold Digger SAHM b/br 94 Sadler’s Wells Salsabil Flame of Tara SAHPRESA b f 2005 Pleasant Colony Pleasant Tap Never Knock SORPRESA b/br 96 Jolie Jo Dubiously Skeptic Lady
786 - Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes, G2, Newmarket, September 24, 8f 1 Daddy Long Legs (USA) 2 ch c Scat Daddy (USA) - Dreamy Maiden (USA) (Meadowlake (USA)) 2 Tenth Star (IRE) 2 b c Dansili (GB) Alpha Lupi (IRE) (Rahy (USA)) 3 Wrote (IRE) 2 b c High Chaparral (IRE) - Desert Classic (GB) (Green Desert (USA)) Age: 2; Starts: 3; Wins: 2; Places: 1 Earnings: £69,652 Sire: SCAT DADDY. Sire of 3 Stakes winners. In 2011 - DADDY LONG LEGS Meadowlake G2, FINALE Lively One G3, SHARED PROPERTY Belong To Me G3. 1st Dam: DREAMY MAIDEN by Meadowlake. 5 wins at 3 and 4 in USA, Raven Run H LR. Dam of 6 winners: 2002: LOVING THOUGHTS (f Touch Gold) 2 wins at 3 in USA. 2003: Toho Karen (f Tiznow) ran on the flat in Japan. 2004: TRES DREAM (f Chester House) 5 wins at 2 and 3 in USA, Esplanade S LR.
international database 2005: THE EMPEROR NERO (c Johannesburg) Winner at 3. 2006: HUMILARITY (c Distorted Humor) 2 wins at 4 in USA. 2008: LAKE ONTARIO (c Johannesburg) 2 wins at 2 and 3. 2009: DADDY LONG LEGS (c Scat Daddy) 2 wins at 2, Juddmonte Royal Lodge S G2.
Cheveley Park S G1, Go And Go Round Tower S G3, 3rd Keeneland Debutante S G2. 2010: (f Elusive City) 2011: (f Amadeus Wolf)
Bet365 Mile G2, Bathwick Tyres Greenham S G3, 2nd St James’s Palace S G1, stanjames.com 2000 Guineas G1, Poule d’Essai des Poulains G1, 3rd Qatar Prix de la Foret G1.
2nd Dam: La Joconde by Vettori. unraced. Dam of JIOCONDA (f Rossini, see above)
2nd Dam: SPARROW LAKE by Apalachee. 7 wins at 2 and 3 in USA Wonder Where S LR. Dam of DREAMY MAIDEN (f Meadowlake, see above). Grandam of MEDZENDEEKRON.
Broodmare Sire: ROSSINI. Sire of the dams of 1 Stakes winners. In 2011 LIGHTENING PEARL Marju G1.
2nd Dam: BABYCHAM SPARKLE by So Blessed. 2 wins at 2. Dam of DEEP FINESSE (c Reprimand: Dubai Racing Club Palace House S G3, Prix du Bois G3, 3rd Polypipe PLC Flying Childers S G2). Grandam of HALMAHERA, RISING SHADOW, Blue Rocket, INDIAN JOCKEY, Night Cru.
Broodmare Sire: MEADOWLAKE. Sire of the dams of 51 Stakes winners. In 2011 - REAL IMPACT Deep Impact G1, WEEMISSFRANKIE Sunriver G1, ANJIZ LAKE Anjiz G2, DADDY LONG LEGS Scat Daddy G2, STORMY LORD Stormy Atlantic G2, MAJESTIC CITY City Zip G3, MISS LAKE QUEEN Numerous G3.
Hennessy Johannesburg Myth SCAT DADDY b/br 2004 Mr Prospector Love Style Likeable Style DADDY LONG LEGS ch c 2009 Hold Your Peace Meadowlake Suspicious Native DREAMY MAIDEN ch 96 Apalachee Sparrow Lake Stray Flight
787 - Jaguar Cars Cheveley Park Stakes, G1, Newmarket, September 24, 6f 1 Lightening Pearl (IRE) 2 b f Marju (IRE) - Jioconda (IRE) (Rossini (USA)) 2 Sunday Times (GB) 2 b f Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) - Forever Times (GB) (So Factual (USA)) 3 Angels Will Fall (IRE) 2 b f Acclamation (GB) - Coconut Squeak (GB) (Bahamian Bounty (GB)) Age: 2; Starts: 5; Wins: 3; Places: 2 Earnings: £137,846 Sire: MARJU. Sire of 58 Stakes winners. In 2011 - LIGHTENING PEARL Rossini G1, WATAR Zafonic G2, GREEN DESTINY Nashwan G3, BABYCAKES Darshaan LR. 1st Dam: JIOCONDA by Rossini. 2 wins at 2, Gerrardstown House Stud Silken Glider S LR, 3rd Killavullan S G3. Dam of 2 winners: 2008: Jolie Jioconde (f Marju) Winner at 3, 3rd Korean Racing Authority Tyros S G3. 2009: LIGHTENING PEARL (f Marju) Sold 105,351gns yearling at GOOY1. 3 wins at 2, Jaguar Cars
The Marju/Rossini cross has produced: LIGHTENING PEARL G1, Jolie Jioconde G3.
Broodmare Sire: SHARROOD. Sire of the dams of 10 Stakes winners. In 2011 - DICK TURPIN Arakan G1.
Try My Best Last Tycoon Mill Princess MARJU br 88 Artaius Flame of Tara Welsh Flame LIGHTENING PEARL b f 2009 Miswaki Rossini Touch of Greatness JIOCONDA b 2003 Vettori La Joconde Lust
Common Grounds Far Across City Ex DICK TURPIN b c 2007 Caro Sharrood Angel Island MERRILY gr 93 So Blessed Babycham Sparkle Effervescence II
788 - Premio Vittorio di Capua, G1, Milan, September 24, 1600m
789 - Premio Sergio Cumani, G3, Milan, September 24, 1600m
Northern Dancer Nureyev Special ARAKAN br 2000
1 Dick Turpin (IRE) 4 b c Arakan (USA) - Merrily (GB) (Sharrood (USA)) 2 Cityscape (GB) 5 ch c Selkirk (USA) Tantina (USA) (Distant View (USA)) 3 Vanjura (GER) 4 ch f Areion (GER) Venia Legendi (GER) (Zinaad (GB))
1 Khor Sheed (GB) 3 ch f Dubawi (IRE) - Princess Manila (CAN) (Manila (USA)) 2 Malagenia (IRE) 3 b f Whipper (USA) Croanda (IRE) (Grand Lodge (USA)) 3 Adamantina (GB) 3 b f Diktat (GB) Royal Hawk (IRE) (Wolfhound (USA))
Age: 2-4; Starts: 18; Wins: 8; Places: 5 Earnings: £834,300
Age: 2-3; Starts: 9; Wins: 3; Places: 4 Earnings: £115,127
Sire: ARAKAN. Sire of 2 Stakes winners. In 2011 - DICK TURPIN Sharrood G1, TRUMPET MAJOR Cape Cross G2.
Sire: DUBAWI. Sire of 33 Stakes winners. In 2011 - DUBAWI HEIGHTS Suave Dancer G1, HAPPY ARCHER Jeune G1, WALDPARK Acatenango G1, DUBAWI GOLD Green Desert G2, MONTEROSSO Barathea G2, WORTHADD Rahy G2, FOX HUNT Sadler’s Wells G3, KAPITALE Winged Love G3, KHOR SHEED Manila G3, PERFECT TRIBUTE Invincible Spirit G3, FRANKENSTEIN Nordance LR, HUNTER’S LIGHT Barathea LR, LUCK OR DESIGN Green Desert LR, NOVA STEP Nureyev LR, RED DUBAWI Homme de Loi LR, SOORAAH Persian Bold LR, SURREY STAR Fantastic Light LR.
1st Dam: Merrily by Sharrood. Dam of 5 winners: 2000: VIGOROUS (f Danetime) 2 wins at 3. Broodmare. 2002: Bond Cat (f Raise A Grand) ran a few times. Broodmare. 2003: CHEERILY (f Danehill Dancer) Winner at 4 in USA. Broodmare. 2004: Golden Snitch (g Redback) ran twice in N.H. Flat Races. 2005: LADY SCHMUCK (f Clodovil) 3 wins at 3. 2006: HASODIKIS (c Fasliyev) 2 wins at 3 in Greece. 2007: DICK TURPIN (c Arakan) Sold 7,721gns foal at GONO1, 18,206gns yearling at TISEP. 8 wins at 2 to 4 at home, France, Prix Jean Prat G1, Premio Vittorio di Capua G1, Richmond S G2, totesport.com Summer Mile S G2,
1st Dam: Princess Manila by Manila. ran on the flat in USA at 2. Dam of 8 winners: 1995: PRINCER (c Irish River) 7 wins at 2, 5 and 6 in Italy. 1996: PLATEL (f Alysheba) Winner in France.
1997: PRINCE HONOR (c Highest Honor) 14 wins at 3 to 9 in Italy. 1998: Petrova (f Kendor) 1999: Paranui (c Exit To Nowhere) 2000: PRINCE KIRK (c Selkirk) 7 wins at 2 to 5 in France, Italy, Prix d’Ispahan G1, 2nd Prix Jean Prat G1. Sire. 2002: Pankova (f Sendawar) 2003: PRINCE ESTEEM (c Mark of Esteem) Winner at 3 in Italy. 2004: PRINCE SAKHEE (c Sakhee) 2 wins at 3 and 4 in Italy. 2005: Princess Light (f Fantastic Light) 2007: ACTIVATE (g Motivator) 4 wins at 3 and 4. 2008: KHOR SHEED (f Dubawi) Sold 22,000gns foal at TADEF, 42,000gns yearling at TAOC1. 3 wins at 2 and 3, Premio Sergio Cumani G3, totesport.com Empress S LR, Colliers Int. Services Eternal S LR, 2nd Weatherbys B’stock Ins Kilvington S LR, 3rd germantb.com Sweet Solera S G3. 2009: Strike Action (f Pivotal) 2nd Dam: HALO’S PRINCESS by Halo. 4 wins at 2 and 3 in USA Princess Elizabeth S G1, 4th Canadian Oaks G1. Dam of HAILSHAM (c Riverman: Derby Italiano-Trofeo Mercedes Benz G1), Royal Minister (c Deputy Minister: 3rd Fairmount Derby G3) Broodmare Sire: MANILA. Sire of the dams of 31 Stakes winners. In 2011 KHOR SHEED Dubawi G3, HESSONITE Freud LR, PARGALI Mali LR.
Seeking The Gold Dubai Millennium Colorado Dancer DUBAWI b 2002 Deploy Zomaradah Jawaher KHOR SHEED ch f 2008 Lyphard Manila Dona Ysidra PRINCESS MANILA b 90 Halo Halo’s Princess Taberet
790 - D. C. Lavarack & Lanwades Stud Stakes, G3, Gowran Park, September 24, 9f 1 Flowers of Spring (IRE) 4 b/br f Celtic Swing (GB) - Albaiyda (IRE) (Brief Truce (USA)) 2 Zaminast (GB) 3 b f Zamindar (USA) Fame At Last (USA) (Quest For Fame) 3 Hurricane Havoc (IRE) 3 b f Hurricane Run (IRE) - Cheeky Madam (IRE) (Night Shift (USA)) Age: 3-4; Starts: 11; Wins: 4; Places: 3 Earnings: £48,736
international database Sire: CELTIC SWING. Sire of 23 Stakes winners. In 2011 - FLOWERS OF SPRING Brief Truce G3. 1st Dam: Albaiyda by Brief Truce. unraced. Dam of 3 winners: 2002: Alae (c Desert Sun) 2003: OASIS SUN (f Desert Sun) 4 wins at 4 and 5. 2005: King of Arabia (g Key of Luck) unraced. 2006: THIN RED LINE (g Red Ransom) 4 wins at 2 to 4. 2007: FLOWERS OF SPRING (f Celtic Swing) 4 wins at 3 and 4, D. C. Lavarack & Lanwades Stud S G3. 2009: (f Celtic Swing) 2010: (c Celtic Swing) 2011: (f Lawman) 2nd Dam: ALAIYDA by Shahrastani. 1 win at 3. Dam of ALAMSHAR (c Key of Luck: Budweiser Irish Derby G1, King George VI & Queen Elizabeth S G1, 3rd Vodafone Derby S G1), Akzar (c Selkirk: 2nd ITM/Springpaarden Fond Ballyroan S G3). Grandam of ALAYAN, ALAIVAN, ALARAZI. Broodmare Sire: BRIEF TRUCE. Sire of the dams of 21 Stakes winners. In 2011 - FLOWERS OF SPRING Celtic Swing G3, INVINCIBLE ASH Invincible Spirit G3.
Mr Prospector Damister Batucada CELTIC SWING br 92 Welsh Pageant Celtic Ring Pencuik Jewel FLOWERS OF SPRING b/br f 2007 Irish River Brief Truce Falafel ALBAIYDA b 96 Shahrastani Alaiyda Aliysa
791 - Juddmonte Beresford Stakes, G2, Curragh, September 25, 8f 1 David Livingston (IRE) 2 b c Galileo (IRE) - Mora Bai (IRE) (Indian Ridge) 2 Akeed Mofeed (GB) 2 b c Dubawi (IRE) - Wonder Why (GER) (Tiger Hill (IRE)) 3 Athens (IRE) 2 b c Dylan Thomas (IRE) - Rafina (USA) (Mr Prospector (USA)) Age: 2; Starts: 5; Wins: 2; Places: 2 Earnings: £82,509 Sire: GALILEO. Sire of 101 Stakes winners. In 2011 - CAPE BLANCO Presidium G1, FRANKEL Danehill G1, GALIKOVA Blushing Groom G1, GOLDEN LILAC Danehill G1, IGUGU Intikhab G1, MAYBE Danehill G1, MISTY FOR ME Storm Cat G1, NATHANIEL Silver Hawk G1, RODERIC
O’CONNOR Danehill G1, TREASURE BEACH Mark of Esteem G1, DAVID LIVINGSTON Indian Ridge G2, IL SAGGIATORE Snippets G2, JOHANN ZOFFANY Royal Academy G2, GALILEO’S CHOICE Sir Ivor G3, SENSE OF PURPOSE Darshaan G3, CRYSTAL GAL Danehill LR, GALIZANI Zabeel LR, LAGALP Danehill LR, LAY TIME Green Desert LR, MAHBOOBA Red Ransom LR, NIWOT Noble Bijou LR, OPERA GAL Barathea LR, QUEST FOR PEACE Danehill Dancer LR, REEM Danehill LR, TOI ET MOI Warning LR, VIEW THE STARS Conquistador Cielo LR, ARISTOCRAT Silver Hawk LR, CELESTIAL HALO High Top LR, FAMOUS PRINCE Palace Music LR, JOSEPHJULIUSJODIE Polish Precedent LR. 1st Dam: Mora Bai by Indian Ridge. unraced. Own sister to Treasure The Lady. Dam of 2 winners: 2005: SCREAM EAGLE (c Sadler’s Wells) 6 wins at 3, 5 and 6 in Japan. 2006: Arhigos Kostis (g Sadler’s Wells) 2007: Tupelo Honey (f Sadler’s Wells) 2008: Copernica (f Galileo) unraced to date. 2009: DAVID LIVINGSTON (c Galileo) 2 wins at 2, Juddmonte Beresford S G2, 3rd Goffs National S G1. 2010: (c Galileo) 2nd Dam: Kasora by Darshaan. unraced. Own sister to Korasoun. Dam of HIGH CHAPARRAL (c Sadler’s Wells: Vodafone Derby S G1, Budweiser Irish Derby G1, Ireland The Food Island Champion S G1, Racing Post Trophy G1, John Deere Breeders’ Cup Turf G1 (twice), 3rd P. de l’Arc de TriompheLucien Barriere G1 (twice)), BLACK BEAR ISLAND (c Sadler’s Wells: totesport.com Dante S G2, 2nd Secretariat S G1), Treasure The Lady (f Indian Ridge: 3rd Gerrardstown House Stud Silken Glider S LR), Helena Molony (f Sadler’s Wells: 2nd ISF Victor McCalmont EBF S LR), The Ethiopian (g Sadler’s Wells: 3rd Durkan New Homes Juvenile Hurdle G1)
produced: DAVID LIVINGSTON G1, NIGHTIME G1, OH GOODNESS ME G1, FIULIN G3.
Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge GALILEO b 98 Miswaki Urban Sea Allegretta DAVID LIVINGSTON b c 2009 Ahonoora Indian Ridge Hillbrow MORA BAI b 2000 Darshaan Kasora Kozana
792 - C L Weld Park Stakes, G3, Curragh, September 25, 7f 1 Coral Wave (IRE) 2 b f Rock of Gibraltar (IRE) - Common Knowledge (GB) (Rainbow Quest (USA)) 2 Homecoming Queen (IRE) 2 b f Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) - Lagrion (USA) (Diesis) 3 Princess Sinead (IRE) 2 b/br f Jeremy (USA) - Princess Atoosa (USA) (Gone West (USA)) Age: 2; Starts: 4; Wins: 2; Places: 2 Earnings: £69,940 Sire: ROCK OF GIBRALTAR. Sire of 70 Stakes winners. In 2011 - SOCIETY ROCK Key of Luck G1, EISHIN OSMAN Luhuk G2, CORAL WAVE Rainbow Quest G3, GOLDEN ARCHER Pins G3, SAMITAR Rainbow Quest G3, SOFAST Bering G3, TRES ROCK DANON Monsun G3, ALINGA Quest For Fame LR, ASLANA Royal Academy LR, PROART Nomrood LR, ROCK JOCK Miswaki LR, ROCKATELLA Cadeaux Genereux LR, ROCKHORSE Maelstrom Lake LR, ROCKINANTE Night Shift LR, SANTINO Lomitas LR, SEA OF HEARTBREAK Rainbow Quest LR, RECESSION PROOF Ela-Mana-Mou LR.
Broodmare Sire: INDIAN RIDGE. Sire of the dams of 52 Stakes winners. In 2011 - DANCING RAIN Danehill Dancer G1, EXCELEBRATION Exceed And Excel G1, DAVID LIVINGSTON Galileo G2, INDIAN DAYS Daylami G2, FUTURE GENERATION Hurricane Run G3, ITALIAN RED Neo Universe G3, DESERT BLANC Desert Style LR, FICTIONAL ACCOUNT Stravinsky LR, HUMIDOR Camacho LR, SWISS DREAM Oasis Dream LR, ERADICATE Montjeu LR, MISTER SNOWBALL Ballingarry LR.
1st Dam: Common Knowledge by Rainbow Quest. unraced. Dam of 3 winners: 2004: Raise Your Spirits (f Generous) unraced. 2005: COIN OF THE REALM (g Galileo) 3 wins at 3 to 5. 2006: Manoeuvre (f Galileo) unraced. Broodmare. 2007: ASTROPHYSICAL JET (f Dubawi) 4 wins at 2 and 3, Goffs Flying Five S G3, Dubai Airport World Trophy G3, 3rd Audi King George S G2. 2009: CORAL WAVE (f Rock of Gibraltar) 2 wins at 2, C L Weld Park S G3, Flame of Tara EBF S LR. 2010: (f Kheleyf) 2011: (f High Chaparral)
The Galileo/Indian Ridge cross has
2nd Dam: Highbrow by Shirley
Heights. 1 win at 2, 2nd Ribblesdale S G2. Dam of BLUEPRINT (c Generous: Sagitta Jockey Club S G2, San Luis Rey H G2, Sunset H G2, 3rd San Juan Capistrano Invitational H G1), FAIRY GODMOTHER (f Fairy King: Ballymacoll Stud S LR, 2nd Weatherbys Earl of Sefton S G3). Grandam of ASK, KINGDOM OF FIFE, Four Winds. Broodmare Sire: RAINBOW QUEST. Sire of the dams of 133 Stakes winners. In 2011 - REKINDLED INTEREST Redoute’s Choice G2, BEATRICE AURORE Danehill Dancer G3, CORAL WAVE Rock of Gibraltar G3, GLEN’S DIAMOND Intikhab G3, KREEM Hurricane Run G3, SAMITAR Rock of Gibraltar G3, SPIRIT QUARTZ Invincible Spirit G3, VENGENCE Black Sam Bellamy G3, FERDOOS Dansili LR, ROSTRUM Shamardal LR, SEA OF HEARTBREAK Rock of Gibraltar LR, SHOW RAINBOW Haafhd LR, ESPLENDIDO Spadoun LR. The Rock of Gibraltar/Rainbow Quest cross has produced: SAMITAR G1, YOUR OLD PAL G2, BRUSCO G3, CORAL WAVE G3, SEA OF HEARTBREAK G3, Fighter Boy LR.
Danzig Danehill Razyana ROCK OF GIBRALTAR b 99 Be My Guest Offshore Boom Push A Button CORAL WAVE b f 2009 Blushing Groom Rainbow Quest I Will Follow COMMON KNOWLEDGE b 2000 Shirley Heights Highbrow Highclere
793 - Preis von Europa, G1, Cologne, September 25, 2400m 1 Campanologist (USA) 6 b c Kingmambo (USA) - Ring of Music (GB) (Sadler’s Wells (USA)) 2 Ibicenco (GER) 3 c Shirocco (GER) Iberi (GER) (Rainbow Quest (USA)) 3 Earl of Tinsdal (GER) 3 b c Black Sam Bellamy (IRE) - Earthly Paradise (GER) (Dashing Blade) Age: 2-6; Starts: 31; Wins: 10; Places: 13 Earnings: £773,098 Sire: KINGMAMBO. Sire of 83 Stakes winners. In 2011 - CAMPANOLOGIST Sadler’s Wells G1, KINGDOM OF FIFE Fairy King G1, GENIUS BEAST Sinndar G3, LEY HUNTER Unfuwain G3, SNAAFY Lahib LR, WONDER OF WONDERS Sadler’s Wells LR. 1st Dam: Ring of Music by Sadler’s
international database Wells. unraced. Dam of 3 winners: 1999: Dubai Soprano (f Zafonic) unraced. Dam of Isobel Baillie (f Lomitas: 2 wins at 3 in France, 3rd Prix Madame Jean Couturie LR). Grandam of ALAURA MICHELE (f Arch: P G Johnson S LR) 2000: Armilla (f Rainbow Quest) unraced. Dam of WELL ROUNDED (f Reset: 3 wins in Australia, Matriach S G2) 2001: Rosa Raisa (f Rainbow Quest). Broodmare. 2002: Roundel (f Kingmambo). Died in 2010. Broodmare. 2003: MELODIC SCORE (c Kingmambo) Winner at 4 in UAE. 2004: Peace Bell (f Kingmambo). Broodmare. 2005: CAMPANOLOGIST (c Kingmambo) 10 wins at 2 to 6, 2011 at home, Germany, UAE, Rheinland-Pokal G1, G.P. von Lotto Hamburg Deutschland Preis G1, Preis von Europa G1, King Edward VII S G2, Marju Dubai City of Gold S G2, Totepool Winter Hill S G3, Tuddenham Mill Feilden S LR, 2nd Tattersalls Gold Cup G1, Hardwicke S G2, Sky Bet York S G2, International Bosphorus Cup G2, Grosvenor Cumberland Lodge S G3, Totepool Rose of Lancaster S G3, 3rd Gran Premio di Milano G1, totesport.com Derby Trial S G3, Dubai Duty Free Arc Trial G3 (twice) 2006: SONG CYCLE (c Cherokee Run) 3 wins at 2 to 4 in USA. 2007: Holy Music (c Holy Bull) unraced. 2008: Glorious Success (f Successful Appeal) unraced to date. 2010: (f Giant’s Causeway) 2nd Dam: GLORIOUS SONG by Halo. Champion older mare in Canada and U.S.A. in 1980. 17 wins at 2 to 5 in USA Spinster S G1, La Canada S G1, Santa Margarita Invitational H G1, Top Flight H G1, 2nd Marlboro Cup H G1, Amory L Haskell H G1, Beldame S G1, Santa Margarita Invitational H G1. Own sister to SAINT BALLADO and DEVIL’S BAG. Dam of SINGSPIEL (c In The Wings: Juddmonte International S G1, Vodafone Coronation Cup G1, Canadian International S G1, Japan Cup G1, 2nd Vodafone Coronation Cup G1, Coral Eclipse S G1, Grand Prix de Paris G1, Breeders’ Cup Turf G1), RAHY (c Blushing Groom: Bel Air H G2, 2nd Tattersalls Middle Park S G1), RAKEEN (c Northern Dancer: Allen Snijman S G2, 3rd Rothmans July H G1), Rivotious (c Riverman: 3rd Isaac Murphy Memorial S LR), Song of Freedom (c Arazi: 3rd Sheikh Maktoum Al Maktoum Challenge 1 LR). Grandam of MEZZO SOPRANO, DANON CHANTILLY, EMIRATES TO DUBAI. Third dam of CLAREMONT, FRERE JACQUES. Broodmare Sire: SADLER’S WELLS. Sire of the dams of 264 Stakes winners.
In 2011 - CAMPANOLOGIST Kingmambo G1, IMMORTAL VERSE Pivotal G1, RELIABLE MAN Dalakhani G1, STAND TO GAIN Hawk Wing G1, TIMEPIECE Zamindar G1, FEARS NOTHING Faltaat G2, GIANTS PLAY Giant’s Causeway G2, MEEZNAH Dynaformer G2, TESTOSTERONE Dansili G2, BANKABLE Medicean G3, CASTLETHORPE Not A Single Doubt G3, COSMO MEADOW King’s Best G3, FOX HUNT Dubawi G3, I’M A DREAMER Noverre G3, MAWINGO Tertullian G3, MODUN King’s Best G3, NAMIBIAN Cape Cross G3, WORKFORCE King’s Best G3, ALAINMAAR Johar LR, CAT JUNIOR Storm Cat LR, CIVIL WAR War Emblem LR, EMERALD COMMANDER Pivotal LR, FAST LOVE Fastnet Rock LR, HAKKAR Halling LR, HAWK ISLAND Hawk Wing LR, KING OF ARNOR Monsun LR, NATIONALISM Pivotal LR, NEATICO Medicean LR, NOVA HAWK Hawk Wing LR, OCEAN AND BEYOND Kingsalsa LR, PLUSHENKO Nayef LR, PRINCIPAL ROLE Empire Maker LR, UNACCOMPANIED Danehill Dancer LR, VISCOUNT NELSON Giant’s Causeway LR, WILD WIND Danehill Dancer LR, WONDER OF WONDERS Kingmambo LR, FRENCH OPERA Bering LR, JACK COOL One Cool Cat LR, STEPS TO FREEDOM Statue of Liberty LR. The Kingmambo/Sadler’s Wells cross has produced: CAMPANOLOGIST G1, DIVINE PROPORTIONS G1, EL CONDOR PASA G1, HENRYTHENAVIGATOR G1, QUEEN CLEOPATRA G1, THEWAYYOUARE G1, VIRGINIA WATERS G1, WONDER OF WONDERS G1, AKAREM G3, AMBOBO LR, Ershaad G1, Master of Hounds G1, You’ll Be Mine G1, Shahin G2, Bergamask LR, Indigo Myth LR, Marine Officer LR, Moon Dazzle LR, Multazem LR.
Raise A Native Mr Prospector Gold Digger KINGMAMBO b 90 Nureyev Miesque Pasadoble CAMPANOLOGIST b c 2005 Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge RING OF MUSIC b 93 Halo Glorious Song Ballade
794 - Kolner Herbst-Stutenpreis, G3, Cologne, September 25, 2200m 1 Kapitale (GER) 3 b f Dubawi (IRE) Kapitol (GER) (Winged Love (IRE)) 2 Ovambo Queen (GER) 4 b f Kalatos (GER) - Oxalaguna (GER) (Lagunas) 3 Lagalp (GER) 4 b f Galileo (IRE) - La Dane (IRE) (Danehill (USA))
Age: 3; Starts: 5; Wins: 2; Places: 1 Earnings: £30,474 Sire: DUBAWI. Sire of 33 Stakes winners. In 2011 - DUBAWI HEIGHTS Suave Dancer G1, HAPPY ARCHER Jeune G1, WALDPARK Acatenango G1, DUBAWI GOLD Green Desert G2, MONTEROSSO Barathea G2, WORTHADD Rahy G2, FOX HUNT Sadler’s Wells G3, KAPITALE Winged Love G3, KHOR SHEED Manila G3, PERFECT TRIBUTE Invincible Spirit G3, FRANKENSTEIN Nordance LR, HUNTER’S LIGHT Barathea LR, LUCK OR DESIGN Green Desert LR, NOVA STEP Nureyev LR, RED DUBAWI Homme de Loi LR, SOORAAH Persian Bold LR, SURREY STAR Fantastic Light LR. 1st Dam: KAPITOL by Winged Love. 3 wins at 3 in Germany, Preis der Landes Nordhein-Westfalen G3. Dam of 6 winners: 2002: KONTINENT (c Benny The Dip) 4 wins. 2003: KRONOS (g Spectrum) 3 wins. 2004: (f Samum) 2005: KAMSIN (c Samum) Champion 3yr old in Germany in 2008. 6 wins at 3 and 4 in Germany, Rheinland-Pokal Stadtsparkasse Kolnbonn G1, BMW Deutsches Derby G1, Grosser Mercedes-Benz Preis von Baden G1. 2006: KOHINOOR (c Samum) Winner at 3 in Germany. 2007: KINGS MESSENGER (c Samum) 2 wins at 3 and 4 in Germany. 2008: KAPITALE (f Dubawi) 2 wins at 3 in Germany, Kolner HerbstStutenpreis G3. 2009: (f Samum) 2010: Kissable Girl (f Samum) 2011: (f Dubawi) 2nd Dam: KARLSHORST by Surumu. 1 win at 3 in West Germany, died in 2000. Dam of KAPITOL (f Winged Love, see above) Broodmare Sire: WINGED LOVE. Sire of the dams of 3 Stakes winners. In 2011 - KAPITALE Dubawi G3.
Seeking The Gold Dubai Millennium Colorado Dancer DUBAWI b 2002 Deploy Zomaradah Jawaher KAPITALE b f 2008 In The Wings Winged Love J’Ai Deux Amours KAPITOL b 97 Surumu Karlshorst Kaisertreue
795 - Diamond Stakes, G3, Dundalk, September 30, 10f 110yds 1 Freedom (IRE) 3 b c Hurricane Run (IRE) - Cute Cait (GB) (Atraf (GB)) 2 High Ruler (USA) 3 b c Mr Greeley (USA) - Lady Carla (GB) (Caerleon (USA)) 3 Zanughan (IRE) 3 b c Azamour (IRE) Zanara (IRE) (Kahyasi) Age: 2-3; Starts: 7; Wins: 1; Places: 4 Earnings: £18,131 Sire: HURRICANE RUN. Sire of 8 Stakes winners. In 2011 - BALLYBACKA LADY Anabaa G3, DON’T HURRY ME Bering G3, FREEDOM Atraf G3, FUTURE GENERATION Indian Ridge G3, KREEM Rainbow Quest G3, ARIZONA RUN Spinning World LR, BARBICAN Suave Dancer LR, MOHEDIAN LADY Darshaan LR. 1st Dam: CUTE CAIT by Atraf. Winner at 2. Dam of 1 winner: 2008: FREEDOM (c Hurricane Run) Sold 35,013gns foal at GONO1, 180,000gns yearling at TAOC1. 1 win at 3, Diamond S G3, 3rd Kilternan S G3, Ladbrokes Listowel S LR. 2009: (c Hurricane Run) 2010: (f Oratorio) 2011: (c Lawman) 2nd Dam: Clunk Click by Star Appeal. Dam of Touch And Love (f Green Desert: 2nd Prix du Gros Chene G2). Grandam of PALLODIO, BASHFUL. Third dam of HEART OF FIRE. Broodmare Sire: ATRAF. Sire of the dams of 1 Stakes winners. In 2011 FREEDOM Hurricane Run G3.
Sadler’s Wells Montjeu Floripedes HURRICANE RUN b 2002 Surumu Hold On Hone FREEDOM b c 2008 Clantime Atraf Flitteriss Park CUTE CAIT b 2001 Star Appeal Clunk Click Double Lock
796 - Qatar Prix de Royallieu, G2, Longchamp, October 1, 2400m 1 Sea of Heartbreak (IRE) 4 b f Rock of Gibraltar (IRE) - Top Forty (GB) (Rainbow Quest (USA)) 2 Miss Crissy (IRE) 3 gr f Verglas (IRE) Seracina (GB) (Nashwan (USA)) 3 Modeyra (GB) 4 br f Shamardal (USA) Zahrat Dubai (GB) (Unfuwain (USA)) Age: 2-4; Starts: 14; Wins: 6; Places: 6
international database Earnings: £126,028
Sire: ROCK OF GIBRALTAR. Sire of 70 Stakes winners. In 2011 - SOCIETY ROCK Key of Luck G1, EISHIN OSMAN Luhuk G2, SEA OF HEARTBREAK Rainbow Quest G2, CORAL WAVE Rainbow Quest G3, GOLDEN ARCHER Pins G3, SAMITAR Rainbow Quest G3, SOFAST Bering G3, TRES ROCK DANON Monsun G3, ALINGA Quest For Fame LR, ASLANA Royal Academy LR, PROART Nomrood LR, ROCK JOCK Miswaki LR, ROCKATELLA Cadeaux Genereux LR, ROCKHORSE Maelstrom Lake LR, ROCKINANTE Night Shift LR, SANTINO Lomitas LR, RECESSION PROOF Ela-Mana-Mou LR. 1st Dam: Top Forty by Rainbow Quest. unraced. Dam of 2 winners: 2006: PERSEFONA (f Montjeu) 2 wins at 3 in Germany, Grosser Preis der AWD Holding AG LR. 2007: SEA OF HEARTBREAK (f Rock of Gibraltar) Sold 38,000gns yearling at TAOC1. 6 wins at 2 to 4 at home, France, Qatar Prix de Royallieu G2, EBF Paco Boy Chalice S LR, 2nd Qatar Bloodstock Dahlia S G3, Voute Sales Warwickshire Oaks LR, 3rd Dubai Duty Free Arc Trial G3. 2nd Dam: Dansara by Dancing Brave. unraced. Dam of SELF DEFENSE (g Warning: Prix Vulcain LR, 2nd Barnardo’s Cumberland Lodge S G3 (twice), Stan James St Simon S G3, 3rd Stan James Geoffrey Freer S G2, Blue Chip Feeds Novices’ Sharp Hurdle G2, 2nd Stan James Christmas Hurdle G1, 3rd Tote Tolworth Hurdle G1), Sarando (g Hernando: 2nd John Smith’s Mildmay Novices’ Chase G2). Grandam of PUNCHER CLYNCH, DEGAS ART, The Last Drop, Zelkova, Nebula Storm. Broodmare Sire: RAINBOW QUEST. Sire of the dams of 133 Stakes winners. In 2011 - REKINDLED INTEREST Redoute’s Choice G2, SEA OF HEARTBREAK Rock of Gibraltar G2, BEATRICE AURORE Danehill Dancer G3, CORAL WAVE Rock of Gibraltar G3, GLEN’S DIAMOND Intikhab G3, KREEM Hurricane Run G3, SAMITAR Rock of Gibraltar G3, SPIRIT QUARTZ Invincible Spirit G3, VENGENCE Black Sam Bellamy G3, FERDOOS Dansili LR, ROSTRUM Shamardal LR, SHOW RAINBOW Haafhd LR, ESPLENDIDO Spadoun LR. The Rock of Gibraltar/Rainbow Quest cross has produced: SAMITAR G1, SEA OF HEARTBREAK G2, YOUR OLD PAL G2, BRUSCO G3, CORAL WAVE G3, Fighter Boy LR.
Razyana ROCK OF GIBRALTAR b 99 Be My Guest Offshore Boom Push A Button SEA OF HEARTBREAK b f 2007 Blushing Groom Rainbow Quest I Will Follow TOP FORTY b 2001 Dancing Brave Dansara Sarah Siddons
797 - Qatar Prix Dollar, G2, Longchamp, October 1, 1800m 1 Byword (GB) 5 ch c Peintre Celebre (USA) - Binche (USA) (Woodman (USA)) 2 Cirrus des Aigles (FR) 5 b g Even Top (IRE) - Taille de Guepe (FR) (Septieme Ciel (USA)) 3 Shimraan (FR) 4 b g Rainbow Quest (USA) - Shemriyna (IRE) (King of Kings (IRE)) Age: 3-5; Starts: 14; Wins: 7; Places: 6 Earnings: £666,354 Sire: PEINTRE CELEBRE. Sire of 54 Stakes winners. In 2011 - BYWORD Woodman G2, PRAIRIE STAR Arazi G2, FARSANTE CELEBRE Roy G3, BEROUNI Linamix LR, EL MAS FAMOSO Cryptoclearance LR, QUESADA Dr Fong LR, TOPOLSKI Alzao LR. 1st Dam: Binche by Woodman. Dam of 2 winners: 2004: Louviere (f Alhaarth) 2005: PROVISO (f Dansili). 9 wins at 2 to 5, 2010 in France, USA, Frank E Kilroe Mile H G1, Diana S G1, Just A Game S G1, Abu Dhabi First Lady S G1, 2nd Meon Valley Stud Fillies’ Mile S G1, Juddmonte Spinster S G1, Santa Monica H G1, 3rd Prix Rothschild G1, Montjeu Coolmore Prix Saint-Alary G1. 2006: BYWORD (c Peintre Celebre) Champion older horse in France in 2010. 7 wins at 3 to 5 at home, France, Prince of Wales’s S G1, Qatar Prix Dollar G2, Prix du Muguet G2, Prix du Chemin de Fer du Nord G3, Prix Jacques Laffitte LR, Prix Pelleas LR, 2nd Prix d’Ispahan G1, Prix du Muguet G2, 3rd Juddmonte International S G1. 2007: Askew (f Beat Hollow) ran twice. 2008: Epinois (f Dansili) unraced to date. 2009: Navarre (c Dansili) 2010: (f Oasis Dream) 2nd Dam: BINARY by Rainbow Quest. 3 wins at 3 and 4 in France, USA Prix des Tuileries LR, 2nd Prix de Psyche G3. Own sister to BEQUEATH. Dam of BINARY FILE (c Nureyev: Marit Sveaas Minnelop G3, 2nd Prix Dollar Fouquet’s Barriere G2)
Broodmare Sire: WOODMAN. Sire of the dams of 154 Stakes winners. In 2011 - AMANEE Pivotal G1, ARCHARCHARCH Arch G1, BYWORD Peintre Celebre G2, HARBOUR WATCH Acclamation G2, HURTLE MYRTLE Dane Shadow G2, FIREBOLT Stravinsky G3, FRENCH NAVY Shamardal G3, HEADACHE Tapit G3, VICTORIA’S WILDCAT Bellamy Road G3, ARTIC FERN Langfuhr LR, BEACHFIRE Indian Haven LR, CARBONEL Black Minnaloushe LR, IT TIZ Tiznow LR, MENLO CASTLE Forest Danger LR, MILO Coats Choice LR, PRIMEVERE Singspiel LR, SET THE TREND Reset LR, SYMPHONY Eagle Eyed LR, CELTIX Linamix LR. The Peintre Celebre/Woodman cross has produced: BYWORD G1, SUDAN G1, SUPER CELEBRE G1.
Sold 370,838gns 3yo at ARARC. 6 wins at 2 to 4 in France, Prix du Muguet G2, Qatar Prix Daniel Wildenstein G2, Prix de Fontainebleau G3, Prix Perth G3, G.P. CIC Banque Privee Criterium de Lyon LR, 3rd Prix d’Ispahan G1, Qatar Prix du Moulin de Longchamp G1, Prix du Prince d’Orange G3. 2008: Radiyya (f Sinndar) 2011: (c Invincible Spirit) 2nd Dam: GRAPHITE by Mr Prospector. 1 win at 3. Own sister to CUDDLES. Grandam of Mejiro Nicolas, Temple of Peace, Fanti Dancer. Third dam of WHOBEGOTYOU. Broodmare Sire: LAMMTARRA. Sire of the dams of 5 Stakes winners. In 2011 HIRUNO D’AMOUR Manhattan Cafe G1, RAJSAMAN Linamix G2. The Linamix/Lammtarra cross has produced: RAJSAMAN G1, ROSAWA LR.
Nureyev Special PEINTRE CELEBRE ch 94 Alydar Peinture Bleue Petroleuse BYWORD ch c 2006 Mr Prospector Woodman Playmate BINCHE ch 99 Rainbow Quest Binary Balabina
Bellypha Mendez Miss Carina LINAMIX gr 87 Breton Lunadix Lutine RAJSAMAN gr c 2007 Nijinsky Lammtarra Snow Bride ROSE QUARTZ b 97 Mr Prospector Graphite Stellarette
798 - Qatar Prix Daniel Wildenstein, G2, Longchamp, October 1, 1600m 1 Rajsaman (FR) 4 gr c Linamix (FR) Rose Quartz (GB) (Lammtarra (USA)) 2 Rio de La Plata (USA) 6 ch c Rahy (USA) - Express Way (ARG) (Ahmad (ARG)) 3 Best Dating (IRE) 4 b g King’s Best (USA) - Just Special (GB) (Cadeaux Genereux) Age: 2-4; Starts: 18; Wins: 6; Places: 7 Earnings: £430,401 Sire: LINAMIX. Sire of 82 Stakes winners. In 2011 - RAJSAMAN Lammtarra G2, CELTIX Woodman LR. 1st Dam: ROSE QUARTZ by Lammtarra. Winner at 3. Dam of 3 winners: 2002: ROSAWA (f Linamix) 4 wins at 2 and 3 in France, Prix de la Calonne LR, Prix de Liancourt LR. Dam of ROSANARA (f Sinndar: 2 wins at 2 in France, Total Prix Marcel Boussac G1, 2nd Prix de Diane G1, 3rd Criterium International G1), Rosanabad (c Selkirk: 3 wins at 2 and 3 in France, 2nd Prix de Fontainebleau G3) 2004: ROSAMIXA (f Linamix) Winner at 2 in France. Broodmare. 2005: (c Numerous) 2007: RAJSAMAN (c Linamix)
799 - Qatar Prix Chaudenay, G2, Longchamp, October 1, 3000m 1 Shankardeh (IRE) 3 b f Azamour (IRE) - Shalamantika (IRE) (Nashwan (USA)) 2 Miss Lago (IRE) 3 ch f Encosta de Lago (AUS) - Athyka (USA) (Secretariat (USA)) 3 Pacifique (IRE) 3 b f Montjeu (IRE) Platonic (GB) (Zafonic (USA)) Age: 3; Starts: 5; Wins: 3; Places: 2 Earnings: £106,741 Sire: AZAMOUR. Sire of 12 Stakes winners. In 2011 - SHANKARDEH Nashwan G2, LINDENTHALER Vettori G3, NATIVE KHAN Kendor G3, NO EXPLAINING Green Desert G3, LAAJOOJ Common Grounds LR, SIREN’S SONG Lure LR, ZANUGHAN Kahyasi LR, ZARKANDAR Kahyasi LR. 1st Dam: Shalamantika by Nashwan. Winner at 3, 3rd EBF Harvest S LR. Dam of 3 winners: 2004: Shaiyadima (f Zamindar) ran 3 times. Broodmare. 2005: Shakani (c Anabaa) unraced. 2006: SHALANAYA (f Lomitas). 3 wins at 3 in France, Qatar Petroleum
international database Prix de l’Opera G1, 2nd Prix Ganay Prix Air Mauritius G1, 3rd Fly Emirates E P Taylor S G1. 2007: SHALANGAR (c Red Ransom) 2 wins at 3 in France. 2008: SHANKARDEH (f Azamour) 3 wins at 3 in France, Qatar Prix Chaudenay G2, 2nd i-shares Lillie Langtry S G3, 3rd Abu Dhabi Prix de Malleret G2. 2009: Shanndiyra (f King’s Best) unraced to date. 2010: (f Ramonti)
Sold 65,000gns yearling at TAOC1. 8 wins to 2011, Willmott Dixon Bengough Mem. S G3 (twice), 3rd Chris Blackwell Memorial Hopeful S LR. 2005: Baby Rock (g Selkirk) 2007: ALEQA (f Oasis Dream) 3 wins at 3 and 4. 2008: Mr Mystere (g Dubai Destination) in training. 2009: Aleco (c Sakhee) unraced to date. 2010: (f Oasis Dream) 2011: (f Sakhee)
2nd Dam: SHARAMANA by Darshaan. 2 wins at 3 in France Prix Minerve G3. Dam of GIANT SANDMAN (c Footstepsinthesand: Polar Cup G3), Shalamantika (f Nashwan, see above)
2nd Dam: Last Chanz To Danz by Dynastic. unraced. Dam of THE WAY IT’S BINN (f Peterhof: Goldfinch H, Spirea S, 3rd Prioress S G2), Honky Tonk Dancer (c Tonkaton: 3rd Debonair S LR). Grandam of WOOD OF BINN. Third dam of DISTILLED, THREE WONDERS. Fourth dam of CLARESMIEZIE.
Broodmare Sire: NASHWAN. Sire of the dams of 47 Stakes winners. In 2011 - SHANKARDEH Azamour G2, EMPOWERING Encosta de Lago G3, GREEN DESTINY Marju G3, CHIBERTA KING King’s Best LR, CROC VALLEY Western Winter LR, IDARAH Aljabr LR.
Northern Dancer Night Shift Ciboulette AZAMOUR b 2001 Lear Fan Asmara Anaza SHANKARDEH b f 2008 Blushing Groom Nashwan Height of Fashion SHALAMANTIKA b 99 Darshaan Sharamana Sharmeen
Broodmare Sire: CALLER I D. Sire of the dams of 9 Stakes winners. In 2011 ROYAL ROCK Sakhee G3, J P’S GUSTO Successful Appeal LR, SHREWD OPERATOR Twining LR.
Riverman Bahri Wasnah SAKHEE b 97 Sadler’s Wells Thawakib Tobira Celeste ROYAL ROCK b g 2004 Phone Trick Caller I D Plagiarizing VANISHING POINT b 96 Dynastic Last Chanz To Danz Tiger Doll
800 - John Guest Bengough Stakes, G3, Ascot, October 1, 6f 1 Royal Rock (GB) 7 b g Sakhee (USA) Vanishing Point (USA) (Caller I D (USA)) 2 Rose Bonheur (GB) 3 b f Danehill Dancer (IRE) - Red Feather (IRE) (Marju (IRE)) 3 Desert Poppy (IRE) 4 b f Oasis Dream (GB) - Flanders (IRE) (Common Grounds) Age: 3-7; Starts: 23; Wins: 8; Places: 6 Earnings: £130,958 Sire: SAKHEE. Sire of 10 Stakes winners. In 2011 - PRESVIS Never So Bold G1, TIN HORSE Kendor G1, ROYAL ROCK Caller I D G3, NICE DANON Warning LR, PERMESSO Persian Bold LR, FAFINTADENIENT Montjeu LR. 1st Dam: VANISHING POINT by Caller I D. 3 wins at 2 and 3 in USA. Dam of 3 winners: 2002: New Wave (g Woodman) 2003: GOLD EXPRESS (g Observatory) 4 wins at 3, 5 and 6. 2004: ROYAL ROCK (g Sakhee)
801 - Jaguar XJ Cornwallis Stakes, G3, Ascot, October 1, 5f 1 Ponty Acclaim (IRE) 2 b f Acclamation (GB) - Leopard Creek (GB) (Weldnaas (USA)) 2 Miss Lahar (GB) 2 b f Clodovil (IRE) Brigadiers Bird (IRE) (Mujadil (USA)) 3 Caledonia Lady (GB) 2 b f Firebreak (GB) - Granuaile O’Malley (IRE) (Mark of Esteem (IRE)) Age: 2; Starts: 9; Wins: 4; Places: 2 Earnings: £46,190 Sire: ACCLAMATION. Sire of 15 Stakes winners. In 2011 - HARBOUR WATCH Woodman G2, LILBOURNE LAD Green Desert G2, ALSINDI Fasliyev G3, ANGELS WILL FALL Bahamian Bounty G3, HITCHENS Royal Academy G3, PONTY ACCLAIM Weldnaas G3, TALWAR Marju G3, LO ZOCCOLO DURO Irish River LR, MONTECCHIO Linamix LR. 1st Dam: Leopard Creek by Weldnaas.
Own sister to ASTONISHED. Dam of 2 winners: 2006: MOUSY MOUSY (f One Cool Cat) 3 wins at 3 and 4 in Greece. 2008: Sodashy (f Noverre) in training. 2009: PONTY ACCLAIM (f Acclamation) Sold 13,869gns foal at GONO1, 4,761gns yearling at DNPRM. 4 wins at 2, Jaguar XJ Cornwallis S G3. 2nd Dam: INDIGO by Primo Dominie. 2 wins at 2. Dam of BISHOPS COURT (g Clantime: Prix du Petit Couvert G3, 3rd Victor Chandler Nunthorpe S G1), ASTONISHED (g Weldnaas: Kyoto Scarbrough S LR, Vodafone Dash Rated H LR, Prix du Cercle LR, Grand Cave Koln Flieger Preis LR, 2nd San Simeon H G3). Grandam of DAZED AND AMAZED. Broodmare Sire: WELDNAAS. Sire of the dams of 1 Stakes winners. In 2011 PONTY ACCLAIM Acclamation G3.
Waajib Royal Applause Flying Melody ACCLAMATION b 99 Ahonoora Princess Athena Shopping Wise PONTY ACCLAIM b f 2009 Diesis Weldnaas Bank On Love LEOPARD CREEK ch 2001 Primo Dominie Indigo Blueit
802 - Grosvenor Cumberland Lodge Stakes, G3, Ascot, October 1, 12f 1 Quest For Peace (IRE) 3 b c Galileo (IRE) - Play Misty For Me (IRE) (Danehill Dancer (IRE)) 2 Arctic Cosmos (USA) 4 b c North Light (IRE) - Fifth Avenue Doll (USA) (Marquetry (USA)) 3 Nanton (USA) 9 gr/ro g Spinning World (USA) - Grab The Green (USA) (Cozzene (USA)) Age: 2-3; Starts: 5; Wins: 3; Places: 2 Earnings: £64,800 Sire: GALILEO. Sire of 101 Stakes winners. In 2011 - CAPE BLANCO Presidium G1, FRANKEL Danehill G1, GALIKOVA Blushing Groom G1, GOLDEN LILAC Danehill G1, IGUGU Intikhab G1, MAYBE Danehill G1, MISTY FOR ME Storm Cat G1, NATHANIEL Silver Hawk G1, RODERIC O’CONNOR Danehill G1, TREASURE BEACH Mark of Esteem G1, DAVID LIVINGSTON Indian Ridge G2, IL SAGGIATORE Snippets G2, JOHANN ZOFFANY Royal Academy G2, GALILEO’S CHOICE Sir Ivor G3, QUEST FOR PEACE Danehill Dancer G3, SENSE
OF PURPOSE Darshaan G3, CRYSTAL GAL Danehill LR, GALIZANI Zabeel LR, LAGALP Danehill LR, LAY TIME Green Desert LR, MAHBOOBA Red Ransom LR, NIWOT Noble Bijou LR, OPERA GAL Barathea LR, REEM Danehill LR, TOI ET MOI Warning LR, VIEW THE STARS Conquistador Cielo LR, ARISTOCRAT Silver Hawk LR, CELESTIAL HALO High Top LR, FAMOUS PRINCE Palace Music LR, JOSEPHJULIUSJODIE Polish Precedent LR. 1st Dam: PLAY MISTY FOR ME by Danehill Dancer. Winner at 2. Dam of 1 winner: 2008: QUEST FOR PEACE (c Galileo) 3 wins at 3, Grosvenor Cumberland Lodge S G3, Lenebane S LR. 2009: Star Date (g Galileo) unraced to date. 2010: (c Galileo) 2011: (f Galileo) 2nd Dam: Miss Champagne by Bering. unraced. Own sister to STELLA BERINE. Dam of Minor Vamp (f Hawk Wing: 3rd skybet.com Sweet Solera S G3) Broodmare Sire: DANEHILL DANCER. Sire of the dams of 6 Stakes winners. In 2011 - QUEST FOR PEACE Galileo G3, MIXED INTENTION Elusive City LR.
Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge GALILEO b 98 Miswaki Urban Sea Allegretta QUEST FOR PEACE b c 2008 Danehill Danehill Dancer Mira Adonde PLAY MISTY FOR ME b/br 2003 Bering Miss Champagne Beaujolaise
803 - Coolmore Stud Concorde Stakes, G3, Tipperary, October 2, 7f 1 Anam Allta (IRE) 3 b f Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Kiltubber (IRE) (Sadler’s Wells (USA)) 2 Bay Knight (IRE) 5 b g Johannesburg (USA) - Sabeline (IRE) (Caerleon (USA)) 3 Across The Rhine (USA) 5 ch g Cuvee (USA) - Seductive Smile (USA) (Silver Hawk (USA)) Age: 2-3; Starts: 6; Wins: 3; Places: 2 Earnings: £81,591 Sire: INVINCIBLE SPIRIT. Sire of 47 Stakes winners. In 2011 - MOONLIGHT CLOUD Spectrum G1, YOSEI Fuji Kiseki G1, ANAM ALLTA Sadler’s Wells G3, INVINCIBLE ASH Brief Truce G3, SPIRIT QUARTZ Rainbow Quest G3, BORN TO
international database SEA Miswaki LR, HOORAY Machiavellian LR, IMCO SPIRIT Treasure Kay LR, SPIRIT OF ADJISA Doyoun LR. 1st Dam: KILTUBBER by Sadler’s Wells. 2 wins at 3 at home, Italy, Premio Giovanni Falck LR. Dam of 4 winners: 2005: ARTHURIAN (g Daylami) Winner over hurdles. 2006: SPINNING WELL (f Pivotal) Winner at 4. Broodmare. 2007: FOX HUNT (g Dubawi) 5 wins at 3 and 4 at home, France, Germany, Grosser Preis Von DSW21 St Leger G3. 2008: ANAM ALLTA (f Invincible Spirit) Sold 73,971gns yearling at ARAUG. 3 wins at 2 and 3, Coolmore Stud Concorde S G3, 2nd Irish Stall.FarmsEBF Fairy Bridge S LR. 2009: Opinion (c Oasis Dream) in training. 2010: (f Bachelor Duke) 2011: (f Intense Focus) 2nd Dam: PRIORY BELLE by Priolo. 2 wins at 2 Moyglare Stud S G1. Dam of KILTUBBER (f Sadler’s Wells, see above) Broodmare Sire: SADLER’S WELLS. Sire of the dams of 265 Stakes winners. In 2011 - CAMPANOLOGIST Kingmambo G1, IMMORTAL VERSE Pivotal G1, RELIABLE MAN Dalakhani G1, STAND TO GAIN Hawk Wing G1, TIMEPIECE Zamindar G1, FEARS NOTHING Faltaat G2, GIANTS PLAY Giant’s Causeway G2, MEEZNAH Dynaformer G2, TESTOSTERONE Dansili G2, ANAM ALLTA Invincible Spirit G3, BANKABLE Medicean G3, CASTLETHORPE Not A Single Doubt G3, COSMO MEADOW King’s Best G3, FOX HUNT Dubawi G3, I’M A DREAMER Noverre G3, MAWINGO Tertullian G3, MODUN King’s Best G3, NAMIBIAN Cape Cross G3, WORKFORCE King’s Best G3, ALAINMAAR Johar LR, CAT JUNIOR Storm Cat LR, CIVIL WAR War Emblem LR, EMERALD COMMANDER Pivotal LR, FAST LOVE Fastnet Rock LR, HAKKAR Halling LR, HAWK ISLAND Hawk Wing LR, KING OF ARNOR Monsun LR, NATIONALISM Pivotal LR, NEATICO Medicean LR, NOVA HAWK Hawk Wing LR, OCEAN AND BEYOND Kingsalsa LR, PLUSHENKO Nayef LR, PRINCIPAL ROLE Empire Maker LR, UNACCOMPANIED Danehill Dancer LR, VISCOUNT NELSON Giant’s Causeway LR, WILD WIND Danehill Dancer LR, WONDER OF WONDERS Kingmambo LR, FRENCH OPERA Bering LR, JACK COOL One Cool Cat LR, STEPS TO FREEDOM Statue of Liberty LR. The Invincible Spirit/Sadler’s Wells cross has produced: BAHAMA MAMA G2, ANAM ALLTA G3, Invincible Soul LR, Pimpernel LR.
Danzig Green Desert Foreign Courier INVINCIBLE SPIRIT b 97 Kris Rafha Eljazzi ANAM ALLTA b f 2008 Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge KILTUBBER b 99 Priolo Priory Belle Ingabelle
804 - Total Prix Marcel Boussac, G1, Longchamp, October 2, 1600m 1 Elusive Kate (USA) 2 b f Elusive Quality (USA) - Gout de Terroir (USA) (Lemon Drop Kid (USA)) 2 Fire Lily (IRE) 2 b f Dansili (GB) Beauty Is Truth (IRE) (Pivotal (GB)) 3 Zantenda (GB) 2 b f Zamindar (USA) Tender Morn (USA) (Dayjur (USA)) Age: 2; Starts: 5; Wins: 4; Places: 1 Earnings: £209,594 Sire: ELUSIVE QUALITY. Sire of 58 Stakes winners. In 2011 - ELUSIVE KATE Lemon Drop Kid G1, SEPOY Danehill G1, BULLBARS Singspiel G3, STAGE PRESENCE Zeditave G3, TIME PRISONER Night Shift G3, ALL FOR THEE Affirmed LR, MR BIG Danehill LR, DEMONSTRATIVE Quiet American LR, WAAHEB Lahib LR. 1st Dam: GOUT DE TERROIR by Lemon Drop Kid. Winner at 3 in USA. Dam of 1 winner: 2009: ELUSIVE KATE (f Elusive Quality) 4 wins at 2 at home, France, Total Prix Marcel Boussac G1, Prix du Calvados - Haras des Capucines G3, Prix Six Perfections LR. 2010: (c Mineshaft) 2nd Dam: REGAL STATE by Affirmed. 2 wins at 2 in France Prix Morny G1, 2nd Prix de la Salamandre G1, P. Fresnay-leBuffard Jacques Le Marois G1. Dam of PLEASANTLY PERFECT (c Pleasant Colony: Breeders’ Cup Classic G1, Pacific Classic S G1, Emirates Airline Dubai World Cup G1, 3rd Dodge Breeders’ Cup Classic G1), HURRICANE STATE (c Miswaki: Prix Eclipse G3, 3rd Criterium des 2 Ans G2), SWAGGER STICK (g Cozzene: 3rd Stars and Stripes Breeders’ Cup H G3, Foxbrook Supreme Hurdle S LR) Broodmare Sire: LEMON DROP KID. Sire of the dams of 3 Stakes winners. In 2011 - ELUSIVE KATE Elusive Quality G1, FLASHY LASSIE Flashy Bull G3, LEMON JUICE Johannesburg LR.
Mr Prospector Gone West Secrettame ELUSIVE QUALITY b 93 Hero’s Honor Touch of Greatness Ivory Wand ELUSIVE KATE b f 2009 Kingmambo Lemon Drop Kid Charming Lassie GOUT DE TERROIR ch 2004 Affirmed Regal State La Trinite
805 - Qatar Prix du Cadran, G1, Longchamp, October 2, 4000m 1 Kasbah Bliss (FR) 9 b g Kahyasi Marital Bliss (FR) (Double Bed (FR)) 2 Tres Rock Danon (FR) 5 b c Rock of Gibraltar (IRE) - Tres Ravi (GER) (Monsun (GER)) 3 Ley Hunter (USA) 4 b c Kingmambo (USA) - Lailani (GB) (Unfuwain (USA)) 3 Brigantin (USA) 4 ch c Cozzene (USA) - Banyu Dewi (GER) (Poliglote (GB)) Age: 2-9; Starts: 57; Wins: 16; Places: 24 Earnings: £1,043,937 Sire: KAHYASI. Sire of 59 Stakes winners. In 2011 - KASBAH BLISS Double Bed G1, DARWINS FOX Ajdayt LR. 1st Dam: Marital Bliss by Double Bed. Own sister to RAJPOUTE and L’ANNEE FOLLE. Dam of 4 winners: 2001: STAG PARTY (g Exit To Nowhere) 4 wins. 2002: KASBAH BLISS (g Kahyasi) 16 wins, Qatar Prix du Cadran G1, Qatar Prix Gladiateur G3 (twice), Prix Right Royal LR, 2nd Qatar Prix du Cadran G1, Prix Vicomtesse Vigier G2, Darley Prix Kergorlay G2, Prix de Barbeville-MTPA G3, 3rd Qatar Prix du Cadran G1, Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Vase G1, Grand Prix de Deauville-Lucien Barriere G2, Prix de Barbeville-Beachcomer Hotels G3, Racing Post Sports Betting Adonis Hurdle G2, realholidays.com Rendlesham Hurdle G2 (twice), 2nd ladbrokes.com World Hurdle G1, 3rd totesport.com Long Distance Hurdle G2, concord at jet.com Juvenile Nov. Hurdle G2, Prix de Compiegne Hurdle G3, Prix Carmarthen Hurdle G3, Prix Pierre de Lassus Hurdle G3, Prix Melanos Hurdle LR, Prix Finot Hurdle (c&g) LR, 2nd Prix General de SaintDidier Hurdle G3, 3rd Prix Renaud du Vivier Hurdle G1, Prix Georges de Talhouet-Roy Hurdle G2, Prix de Maisons-Laffitte Hurdle G3, Prix Leon Rambaud Hurdle LR. 2003: XANADU BLISS (f Xaar) Winner at 4 in France. Broodmare. 2004: Honor And Bliss (c Highest Honor) unraced. 2007: CHIC BLISS (c High Yield) Winner over jumps at 3 in France. 2008: King’s Bliss (c Kingsalsa) in training.
2009: Kasbah Bis (g Kahyasi) unraced to date. 2nd Dam: Gai Lizza by Gairloch. 6 wins at 3 to 5 in France, 2nd Grand H. de la Manche LR. Dam of RAJPOUTE (c Double Bed: Prix Guillaume d’Ornano G2, Prix Niel G2), L’ANNEE FOLLE (f Double Bed: Prix Minerve G3, 3rd E P Taylor S G2). Grandam of Spectrofolle, Bipop, Tune. Broodmare Sire: DOUBLE BED. Sire of the dams of 10 Stakes winners. In 2011 - KASBAH BLISS Kahyasi G1, SULLE ORME Chichicastenango LR.
Nijinsky Ile de Bourbon Roseliere KAHYASI b 85 Blushing Groom Kadissya Kalkeen KASBAH BLISS b g 2002 Be My Guest Double Bed Claire’s Slipper MARITAL BLISS b 95 Gairloch Gai Lizza Tripolizza
806 - Qatar Prix de la Foret, G1, Longchamp, October 2, 1400m 1 Dream Ahead (USA) 3 b/br c Diktat (GB) - Land of Dreams (GB) (Cadeaux Genereux) 2 Goldikova (IRE) 6 b f Anabaa (USA) Born Gold (USA) (Blushing Groom (FR)) 3 Surfrider (IRE) 3 b c Dansili (GB) Ecoutila (USA) (Rahy (USA)) Age: 2-3; Starts: 9; Wins: 6; Places: 0 Earnings: £810,186 Sire: DIKTAT. Sire of 22 Stakes winners. In 2011 - DREAM AHEAD Cadeaux Genereux G1, SKINS GAME Akarad G3, CHILWORTH LAD Desert Style LR. 1st Dam: LAND OF DREAMS by Cadeaux Genereux. 3 wins at 2 and 3, Polypipe PLC Flying Childers S G2. Dam of 4 winners: 2001: INTO THE DARK (g Rainbow Quest) 5 wins at 3 and 5, Weatherbys Bank Doonside Cup LR, Pall Mall James Seymour S LR, 2nd Dubai Duty Free Arc Trial G3. 2002: ONLY MAKE BELIEVE (c Selkirk) Winner at 2. 2003: Dream Shared (f Fantastic Light). Broodmare. 2005: WILLIAM BLAKE (g Rainbow Quest) 4 wins. 2006: Idle Tears (f Selkirk) 2007: Queenofthefairies (f Pivotal) unraced. 2008: DREAM AHEAD (c Diktat) Sold 7,275gns yearling at KESEP, 34,285gns 2yo at DNAPR. 6 wins at 2 and 3 at home, France, Darley July Cup G1, Shadwell Middle Park S G1, Betfred Sprint Cup G1, Qatar Prix de la Foret
international database G1, Darley Prix Morny G1. 2009: Police Force (c Street Sense) 2011: (c Candy Ride) 2nd Dam: SAHARA STAR by Green Desert. 2 wins at 2 Philip Cornes Molecomb S G3, 3rd The Lowther S G2. Dam of LAND OF DREAMS (f Cadeaux Genereux, see above), Just A Poser (c Darshaan: 3rd Prix La Rochette G3). Grandam of Zumbi, Say No Now. Broodmare Sire: CADEAUX GENEREUX. Sire of the dams of 31 Stakes winners. In 2011 - DREAM AHEAD Diktat G1, BEST DATING King’s Best G3, DIATRIBE Tertullian LR, PYMAN’S THEORY Exceed And Excel LR, ROCKATELLA Rock of Gibraltar LR. The Diktat/Cadeaux Genereux cross has produced: DREAM AHEAD G1, RAJEEM G1.
Known Fact Warning Slightly Dangerous DIKTAT br 95 Sadler’s Wells Arvola Park Appeal DREAM AHEAD b/br c 2008 Young Generation Cadeaux Genereux Smarten Up LAND OF DREAMS b 95 Green Desert Sahara Star Vaigly Star
807 - Qatar Prix de l’Opera, G1, Longchamp, October 2, 2000m 1 Nahrain (GB) 3 ch f Selkirk (USA) Bahr (GB) (Generous (IRE)) 2 Announce (GB) 4 ch f Selkirk (USA) Hachita (USA) (Gone West (USA)) 3 Banimpire (IRE) 3 br f Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) - My Renee (USA) (Kris S (USA)) Age: 3; Starts: 4; Wins: 4; Places: 0 Earnings: £198,809 Sire: SELKIRK. Sire of 86 Stakes winners. In 2011 - ANNOUNCE Gone West G1, NAHRAIN Generous G1, CITYSCAPE Distant View G3, GLASWEGIAN Lear Fan G3, SHAMALI Lycius LR, SHEDIAK Fairy King LR. 1st Dam: BAHR by Generous. 4 wins at 2 and 3, Ribblesdale S G2, 2nd Vodafone Oaks S G1, 3rd Kildangan Stud Irish Oaks G1, Flower Bowl Invitational H G1. Dam of 6 winners: 2000: Marheyb (c Seeking The Gold) ran on the flat in Spain. 2001: NAADDEY (c Seeking The Gold) 3 wins. 2002: Dorrati (f Dubai Millennium) unraced. Broodmare. 2003: IN DUBAI (f Giant’s Causeway) Winner at 2. Broodmare.
2004: BAHARAH (f Elusive Quality) 5 wins at 3 and 4, Transformer/Rectifier EBF Valiant S LR, ladbrokes.com EBF Fleur de Lys S LR. Broodmare. 2006: RAAEIDD (c King’s Best) Winner at 2. 2007: SARRSAR (g Shamardal) 4 wins at 3 and 4. 2008: NAHRAIN (f Selkirk) 4 wins at 3 at home, France, Qatar Prix de l’Opera G1, The Coral Distaff LR. 2009: Moratab (c Dubai Destination) unraced to date. 2nd Dam: LADY OF THE SEA by Mill Reef. 1 win at 3. Dam of BAHR (f Generous, see above), CLERIO (f Soviet Star: Trusted Partner Matron S G3). Third dam of Fleur Royale. Broodmare Sire: GENEROUS. Sire of the dams of 43 Stakes winners. In 2011 - LION TAMER Storming Home G1, NAHRAIN Selkirk G1, DANDINO Dansili G2, MOURINHO Oratorio G3, PASSAGGIO Exceed And Excel LR, ROMAN EMPIRE Roman Art LR, SETA Pivotal LR. The Selkirk/Generous cross has produced: NAHRAIN G1, RED LIASON G2.
Atan Sharpen Up Rocchetta SELKIRK ch 88 Nebbiolo Annie Edge Friendly Court NAHRAIN ch f 2008 Caerleon Generous Doff The Derby BAHR ch 95 Mill Reef Lady of The Sea La Mer
808 - Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, G1, Longchamp, October 2, 2400m 1 Danedream (GER) 3 b f Lomitas (GB) - Danedrop (IRE) (Danehill (USA)) 2 Shareta (IRE) 3 b f Sinndar (IRE) Shawara (IRE) (Barathea (IRE)) 3 Snow Fairy (IRE) 4 b f Intikhab (USA) Woodland Dream (IRE) (Charnwood Forest (IRE)) Age: 2-3; Starts: 12; Wins: 5; Places: 5 Earnings: £2,475,258 Sire: LOMITAS. Sire of 53 Stakes winners. In 2011 - DANEDREAM Danehill G1, HASAY Sillery LR, SANAGAS Marju LR, LOCAL HERO Cagliostro LR, SALESIN Ride The Rails LR. 1st Dam: Danedrop by Danehill. unraced. Dam of 3 winners: 2003: (f King Charlemagne) 2004: VALDAN (g Val Royal) 4 wins at 2, 4 and 5. 2005: Accused (g Xaar)
2006: Danestorm (c Soviet Star) unraced. 2007: DANESTAR (c Medicean) 3 wins at 3 and 4 in Hungary. 2008: DANEDREAM (f Lomitas) Sold 7,585gns 2yo at BBAGM. 5 wins at 2 and 3 in France, Germany, Italy, Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe G1, Longines Preis von Baden G1, Grosser Preis von Berlin G1, Oaks d’Italia G2, 3rd Derby Italiano G2, Coolmore Stud Preis der Winterkonigin G3, Criterium du Fonds Europeen de L’Elevage LR, Oppenheim-Rennen LR. 2009: Nuptial (c Soldier Hollow) unraced to date. 2010: Ignis Away (f Gold Away) 2nd Dam: Rose Bonbon by High Top. 1 win at 3 in France, 2nd Prix de Thiberville LR. Grandam of ROSEANNA, Saratoga Black. Third dam of Malinche. Broodmare Sire: DANEHILL. Sire of the dams of 173 Stakes winners. In 2011 - ALOHA Encosta de Lago G1, BENFICA Lonhro G1, DANEDREAM Lomitas G1, DREAMAWAY More Than Ready G1, DUNCAN Dalakhani G1, FRANKEL Galileo G1, GOLDEN LILAC Galileo G1, MAYBE Galileo G1, RODERIC O’CONNOR Galileo G1, SEPOY Elusive Quality G1, SHOCKING Street Cry G1, ELITE FALLS More Than Ready G2, PINWHEEL Lonhro G2, SARAH LYNX Montjeu G2, CHACHAMAIDEE Footstepsinthesand G3, DO YOU THINK Starcraft G3, FALINO Fusaichi Pegasus G3, IRONSTEIN Zabeel G3, NEEDS FURTHER Encosta de Lago G3, ONE LAST DANCE Encosta de Lago G3, PRECIOUS LORRAINE Encosta de Lago G3, RAINBOW PEGASUS Agnes Tachyon G3, SPLASH POINT Street Cry G3, WINTER BURST Western Winter G3, ABSALON Mossman LR, ADNOCON Clang LR, AGISTER Mossman LR, BERLING Montjeu LR, CRYSTAL GAL Galileo LR, EMMROOZ Red Ransom LR, LAGALP Galileo LR, LUDKA Singspiel LR, MAHISARA More Than Ready LR, MR BIG Elusive Quality LR, OLDER THAN TIME Don Eduardo LR, REEM Galileo LR, RHYTHM OF LIGHT Beat Hollow LR, ZAUBERIN Zabeel LR. The Lomitas/Danehill cross has produced: DANEDREAM G1, Rosa di Brema G1, Gweebarra G3.
809 - Qatar Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp, G1, Longchamp, October 2, 1000m 1 Tangerine Trees (GB) 6 b g Mind Games (GB) - Easy To Imagine (USA) (Cozzene (USA)) 2 Secret Asset (IRE) 6 gr g Clodovil (IRE) - Skerray (GB) (Soviet Star (USA)) 3 Sole Power (GB) 4 b g Kyllachy (GB) Demerger (USA) (Distant View (USA)) Age: 3-6; Starts: 34; Wins: 12; Places: 10 Earnings: £251,678 Sire: MIND GAMES. Sire of 4 Stakes winners. In 2011 - TANGERINE TREES Cozzene G1. 1st Dam: Easy To Imagine by Cozzene. unraced. Dam of 3 winners: 2004: MASAI MOON (g Lujain) 4 wins at 3 and 4. 2005: TANGERINE TREES (g Mind Games) Sold 8,000gns yearling at DNOC2. 12 wins at 3 to 6, 2011 at home, France, Qatar Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp G1, Pearl Bloodstock Palace House S G3, Newsell’s Stud Golden Bonus Rous S LR, Totepool Beverley Bullet Sprint S LR. 2007: GALATIAN (g Traditionally) 3 wins at 3 and 4. 2009: (c Byron) 2011: (c Captain Gerrard) 2nd Dam: Zarani Sidi Anna by Danzig. 4 wins, 2nd Shadwell Stud Nell Gwyn S G3, 3rd Coronation S G1, 3rd Milady H G1. Dam of Base Commander (c Officer: 2nd Kentucky Cup Sprint S G3) Broodmare Sire: COZZENE. Sire of the dams of 39 Stakes winners. In 2011 TANGERINE TREES Mind Games G1, CIMA DE PLUIE Singspiel G3, EPICE AROME Daiwa Major G3, CANDY’S DAUGHTER Candy Ride LR, JEALOUS GIRL Petionville LR.
Thatching Puissance Girton MIND GAMES b 92 Vice Regent Aryaf Fashion Front TANGERINE TREES b g 2005 Caro Cozzene Ride The Trails EASY TO IMAGINE b 2000 Danzig Zarani Sidi Anna Emmaline
Niniski Virginia Hills LOMITAS ch 88 Surumu La Colorada La Dorada DANEDREAM b f 2008 Danzig Danehill Razyana DANEDROP b 99 High Top Rose Bonbon Lady Berry
810 - Qatar P. Jean-Luc Lagardere-Gd Criterium, G1, Longchamp, October 2, 1400m 1 Dabirsim (FR) 2 b c Hat Trick (JPN) Rumored (USA) (Royal Academy (USA)) 2 Sofast (FR) 2 ch c Rock of Gibraltar
international database (IRE) - Beautifix (GER) (Bering) 3 Salure (GB) 2 ch c Sakhee (USA) Davie’s Lure (USA) (Lure (USA)) Age: 2; Starts: 5; Wins: 5; Places: 0 Earnings: £396,965 Sire: HAT TRICK. Sire of 1 Stakes winners. In 2011 - DABIRSIM Royal Academy G1. 1st Dam: Rumored by Royal Academy. Dam of 4 winners: 2004: Preferred Yield (g High Yield) 4 wins at 2 to 4 in USA, 2nd Albuquerque Derby, Charles Taylor Derby. 2005: JASL DEE (f Tale of The Cat) 2 wins at 3 in USA. 2006: Majuba (g Johannesburg) 2007: THREE POINTER (g Tale of The Cat) Winner at 3 in USA. 2009: DABIRSIM (c Hat Trick) Sold 25,284gns yearling at ARAUG. 5 wins at 2 in France, Qatar P. Jean-Luc Lagardere-Gd Criterium G1, Darley Prix Morny G1, Prix de Cabourg Jockey Club Turquie G3. 2010: (f Slickly) 2011: (c Holy Roman Emperor) 2nd Dam: BRIGHT GENERATION by Rainbow Quest. Champion 3yr old filly in Italy in 1993. 3 wins at 2 and 3 at home, Italy Oaks d’Italia G1, 2nd Moyglare Stud S G1. Dam of FATHAYER (c Volponi: Premio Guido Berardelli G3). Third dam of Caesarion. Broodmare Sire: ROYAL ACADEMY. Sire of the dams of 93 Stakes winners. In 2011 - DABIRSIM Hat Trick G1, THE PARTY STAND Thorn Park G1, HEART OF DREAMS Show A Heart G2, JOHANN ZOFFANY Galileo G2, VOO LIVRE Northern Afleet G2, HITCHENS Acclamation G3, THE CHEKA Xaar G3, UNO AMORE MIO Signal Tap G3, ASLANA Rock of Gibraltar LR, BEACON LODGE Clodovil LR, BRONTERRE Oasis Dream LR, JERSEY LILY Catbird LR, OCEAN WAR Dalakhani LR, TINAMOU Quest For Fame LR, KEMPES Intikhab LR, MABOU Dynaformer LR.
Halo Sunday Silence Wishing Well HAT TRICK b/br 2001 Lost Code Tricky Code Dam Clever DABIRSIM b c 2009 Nijinsky Royal Academy Crimson Saint RUMORED b/br 99 Rainbow Quest Bright Generation New Generation
811 - Westminster Preis der Deutschen Einheit, G3, BerlinHoppegarten, October 3, 2000m 1 Russian Tango (GER) 4 ch c Tertullian
(USA) - Russian Samba (IRE) (Laroche (GER)) 2 Auvano (GER) 7 b c Silvano (GER) Auenfeuer (GER) (Big Shuffle (USA)) 3 Lindenthaler (GER) 3 b c Azamour (IRE) - Lasira (GER) (Vettori (IRE)) Age: 2-4; Starts: 14; Wins: 6; Places: 6 Earnings: £178,663 Sire: TERTULLIAN. Sire of 12 Stakes winners. In 2011 - ILLO Konigsstuhl G3, MAWINGO Sadler’s Wells G3, RUSSIAN TANGO Laroche G3, DIATRIBE Cadeaux Genereux LR. 1st Dam: RUSSIAN SAMBA by Laroche. 6 wins at 4 in Germany, Frankfurter der Mehl Mulhens Stiftung LR. Dam of 1 winner: 2006: Russian Honey (f Ransom O’War) unraced. 2007: RUSSIAN TANGO (c Tertullian) 6 wins at 3 and 4 in Germany, Westminster Preis der Deutschen Einheit G3 (twice), SWB Derby Trial LR, Preis von Dahlwitz LR, 2nd Grosser Preis der Badischen Unternehmen G2, 3rd Idee Deutsches Derby G1, Mehl-Mulhens Rennen (2000 Guineas) G2. 2008: Russian Khan (c Sholokhov) unraced to date. 2009: Russian Song (c Singspiel) 2nd Dam: RUSSLAND by Surumu. 1 win at 2 in West Germany. Dam of RUSSIAN SAMBA (f Laroche, see above), Malcheek (g Lend A Hand: 3rd William Hill Lady Wulfruna S LR) Broodmare Sire: LAROCHE. Sire of the dams of 1 Stakes winners. In 2011 RUSSIAN TANGO Tertullian G3.
Mr Prospector Miswaki Hopespringseternal TERTULLIAN b 95 Trempolino Turbaine Allegretta RUSSIAN TANGO ch c 2007 Nebos Laroche Laurea RUSSIAN SAMBA ch 99 Surumu Russland Rhodos
812 - Prix Thomas Bryon, G3, SaintCloud, October 6, 1600m 1 Abtaal (USA) 2 b c Rock Hard Ten (USA) - Appealing Storm (USA) (Valid Appeal (USA)) 2 French Fifteen (FR) 2 ch c Turtle Bowl (IRE) - Spring Morning (FR) (Ashkalani (IRE)) 3 Ice Cool (FR) 2 b c Lateral (GB) Indianapolis (GER) (Tiger Hill (IRE))
Age: 2; Starts: 3; Wins: 2; Places: 1 Earnings: £48,966
G3, OZETA Rahy LR, TARUMA Mansonnien LR.
Sire: ROCK HARD TEN. Sire of 7 Stakes winners. In 2011 - NEREID Belong To Me G1, ABTAAL Valid Appeal G3, DOUBLES PARTNER Rahy G3.
1st Dam: AKARALDA by Akarad. Winner at 3 in France. Dam of 1 winner: 2006: AKARLINA (f Martaline) 8 wins at 3 to 5 in France, La Coupe de Maisons-Laffitte G3, Prix Andre Baboin (G.P.des Provinces) G3, G P Region Alsace-Etape du Defi du Galop LR. 2007: Santakalda (f Saint des Saints) 2008: Astaralda (f Astarabad) in training. 2009: Robinka (f Robin des Pres) unraced to date.
1st Dam: APPEALING STORM by Valid Appeal. 2 wins at 2 and 3 in USA. Dam of 4 winners: 2001: Former Stormer (f Dynaformer). Broodmare. 2002: Dynamic Contour (c Dynaformer) 2003: VACARE (f Lear Fan) 4 wins at 3 and 4 in USA, Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup S G1, 2nd Yellow Ribbon S G1, 3rd Gamely S G1. Broodmare. 2004: Debora Ann (f Belong To Me) unraced. Broodmare. 2005: (f Yankee Gentleman) 2006: SINGLE SOLUTION (f Flatter) Pin Oak Valley View S G3. 2008: ALLURING SQUALL (f Bernardini) Winner at 3 in USA. 2009: ABTAAL (c Rock Hard Ten) 2 wins at 2 in France, Prix Thomas Bryon G3. 2010: (f Bernardini) 2nd Dam: Storm O’ Fire by Storm Bird. ran on the flat in USA at 3. Grandam of STORM FORCAST, VADHEIM, Riverbrook. Broodmare Sire: VALID APPEAL. Sire of the dams of 90 Stakes winners. In 2011 - ASK THE MOON Malibu Moon G1, ABTAAL Rock Hard Ten G3.
Roberto Kris S Sharp Queen ROCK HARD TEN b 2001 Mr Prospector Tersa Peacefully ABTAAL b c 2009 In Reality Valid Appeal Desert Trial APPEALING STORM b 96 Storm Bird Storm O’ Fire Image Intensifier
813 - Prix Andre Baboin (G.P.des Provinces), G3, Lyon-Parilly, October 7, 2000m 1 Akarlina (FR) 5 gr f Martaline (GB) Akaralda (FR) (Akarad (FR)) 2 Agent Secret (IRE) 5 b c Pyrus (USA) Ron’s Secret (GB) (Efisio) 3 Skallet (FR) 3 b f Muhaymin (USA) Siran (FR) (R B Chesne) Age: 3-5; Starts: 16; Wins: 8; Places: 2 Earnings: £173,969 Sire: MARTALINE. Sire of 6 Stakes winners. In 2011 - AKARLINA Akarad
Broodmare Sire: AKARAD. Sire of the dams of 45 Stakes winners. In 2011 AKARLINA Martaline G3, SKINS GAME Diktat G3, RIVER CHOICE River Mist LR.
Mendez Linamix Lunadix MARTALINE gr 99 Sadler’s Wells Coraline Bahamian AKARLINA gr f 2006 Labus Akarad Licata AKARALDA bl 99 Kaldoun Makalda Malenka
814 - Vision.ae Rockfel Stakes, G2, Newmarket, October 8, 7f 1 Wading (IRE) 2 b f Montjeu (IRE) Cherry Hinton (GB) (Green Desert (USA)) 2 Pimpernel (IRE) 2 b f Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Anna Pallida (GB) (Sadler’s Wells (USA)) 3 Gray Pearl (GB) 2 gr f Excellent Art (GB) - Divine Grace (IRE) (Definite Article (GB)) Age: 2; Starts: 3; Wins: 2; Places: 1 Earnings: £43,828 Sire: MONTJEU. Sire of 108 Stakes winners. In 2011 - FAME AND GLORY Shirley Heights G1, JUKEBOX JURY Kenmare G1, MASKED MARVEL Mark of Esteem G1, POUR MOI Darshaan G1, ST NICHOLAS ABBEY Sure Blade G1, BLUE BAJAN Darshaan G2, RECITAL Kendor G2, SARAH LYNX Danehill G2, WADING Green Desert G2, ASKAR TAU Acatenango G3, CLASS IS CLASS Hector Protector G3, GOLDEN PARACHUTE Volksraad G3, GREEN MOON Green Tune G3, PACIFIQUE Zafonic G3, PINK SYMPHONY Darshaan G3, BERLING Danehill LR, BERNIERES Trempolino LR, GAILY GAME Caerleon LR, GRADARA Orpen LR, MAREA ALTA Grosvenor LR, MONTAHLIA Zabeel LR, MR TIPSY
international database Casual Lies LR, BUDAPEST Doyoun LR, ERADICATE Indian Ridge LR, HURRICANE FLY Kenmare LR, NOBLE PRINCE Dashing Blade LR, SHARPMON Sharpen Up LR. 1st Dam: Cherry Hinton by Green Desert. 2nd Blue Wind S G3. Dam of 1 winner: 2009: WADING (f Montjeu) 2 wins at 2, Vision.ae Rockfel S G2. 2010: (c Montjeu) 2011: (f Montjeu) 2nd Dam: URBAN SEA by Miswaki. Champion older mare in Europe in 1993. 8 wins at 2 to 5 in France CIGA Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe G1, 3rd Prix Ganay G1, Prix Vermeille Escada G1. Dam of MY TYPHOON (f Giant’s Causeway: Diana S G1, 3rd Garden City Breeders’ Cup S G1), SEA THE STARS (c Cape Cross: Juddmonte International S G1, Investec Derby S G1, Coral Eclipse S G1, Tatts Millions Irish Champion S G1, stanjames.com 2000 Guineas G1, Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe G1), GALILEO (c Sadler’s Wells: Vodafone Derby S G1, Budweiser Irish Derby G1, King George VI & Queen Elizabeth S G1, 2nd Ireland The Food Island Champion S G1), BLACK SAM BELLAMY (c Sadler’s Wells: Tattersalls Gold Cup G1, Gran Premio del Jockey Club G1, 2nd Grosser Bugatti Preis G1, 3rd Vodafone Coronation Cup G1, Criterium de SaintCloud G1), URBAN OCEAN (c Bering: Gallinule S G3), ALL TOO BEAUTIFUL (f Sadler’s Wells: Totepool Middleton S G3, 2nd Vodafone Oaks S G1), MELIKAH (f Lammtarra: R L Davison Pretty Polly S LR, 2nd Kildangan Stud Irish Oaks G1, 3rd Vodafone Oaks S G1), BORN TO SEA (c Invincible Spirit: Irish Field Blenheim S LR), Cherry Hinton (f Green Desert, see above). Grandam of WONDER OF WONDERS. Third dam of KHAWLAH. Broodmare Sire: GREEN DESERT. Sire of the dams of 83 Stakes winners. In 2011 - LYRIC OF LIGHT Street Cry G1, DUBAWI GOLD Dubawi G2, LILBOURNE LAD Acclamation G2, WADING Montjeu G2, EXPERIENCE Excellent Art G3, NO EXPLAINING Azamour G3, LAY TIME Galileo LR, LUCK OR DESIGN Dubawi LR, SURYA LAKSHMI Burden of Proof LR, TELLOVOI Indian Haven LR, CARLITO BRIGANTE Haafhd LR. Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge MONTJEU b 96 Top Ville Floripedes Toute Cy WADING b f 2009 Danzig Green Desert Foreign Courier CHERRY HINTON b 2004 Miswaki Urban Sea Allegretta
815 - Emaar Middle Park Stakes, G1, Newmarket, October 8, 6f 1 Crusade (USA) 2 b/br c Mr Greeley (USA) - La Traviata (USA) (Johannesburg (USA)) 2 Lilbourne Lad (IRE) 2 b c Acclamation (GB) - Sogno Verde (IRE) (Green Desert (USA)) 3 Reply (IRE) 2 b c Oasis Dream (GB) Cap Coz (IRE) (Indian Ridge) Age: 2; Starts: 4; Wins: 2; Places: 1 Earnings: £104,655 Sire: MR GREELEY. Sire of 45 Stakes winners. In 2011 - CRUSADE Johannesburg G1, WESTERN ARISTOCRAT Kris S G1, NICOLE H Victory Gallop G2, ARUNA Unbridled G3, KENSEI Belong To Me G3, BUONGIORNO JOHNNY Williamstown LR, TERRIFFICO Forest Wildcat LR. 1st Dam: LA TRAVIATA by Johannesburg. 3 wins at 3 in USA, Victory Ride S G3. Dam of 1 winner: 2009: CRUSADE (c Mr Greeley) 2 wins at 2, Emaar Middle Park S G1. 2010: (c Henrythenavigator) 2nd Dam: Piedras Negras by Unbridled. unraced. Dam of LA TRAVIATA (f Johannesburg, see above) Broodmare Sire: JOHANNESBURG. Sire of the dams of 2 Stakes winners. In 2011 - CRUSADE Mr Greeley G1.
Mr Prospector Gone West Secrettame MR GREELEY ch 92 Reviewer Long Legend Lianga CRUSADE b/br c 2009 Hennessy Johannesburg Myth LA TRAVIATA b/br 2004 Unbridled Piedras Negras Provisions
816 - Dubai Dewhurst Stakes, G1, Newmarket, October 8, 7f 1 Parish Hall (IRE) 2 b c Teofilo (IRE) Halla Siamsa (IRE) (Montjeu (IRE)) 2 Power (GB) 2 b c Oasis Dream (GB) Frappe (IRE) (Inchinor (GB)) 3 Most Improved (IRE) 2 b c Lawman (FR) - Tonnara (IRE) (Linamix (FR)) Age: 2; Starts: 5; Wins: 2; Places: 2 Earnings: £213,223 Sire: TEOFILO. Sire of 4 Stakes winners. In 2011 - PARISH HALL Montjeu G1, REMEMBER ALEXANDER Diesis G3, BLACK ARROW Diesis LR, TEOLANE Erins Isle LR.
1st Dam: HALLA SIAMSA by Montjeu. Winner at 3. Dam of 1 winner: 2009: PARISH HALL (c Teofilo) 2 wins at 2, Dubai Dewhurst S G1, 2nd Galileo EBF Futurity S G2, Korean Racing Authority Tyros S G3. 2011: (f Intense Focus) Broodmare Sire: MONTJEU. Sire of the dams of 4 Stakes winners. In 2011 PARISH HALL Teofilo G1, RESTIADARGENT Kendargent G3, MURANO Whipper LR, FAFINTADENIENT Sakhee LR.
RASPBERRIES Lonhro G3, GOLD BIHAR Royal Abjar LR, WORK THE ROOM Bel Esprit LR, CIRO VINCENTI Clodovil LR.
Kaldoun Smadoun Mossma CHICHICASTENANGO gr 98 Antheus Smala Small Partie BUBBLE CHIC b c 2008 Chief’s Crown Grand Lodge La Papagena BUBBLE BACK b 2002 Generous Genuine Rive du Sud
Galileo Urban Sea TEOFILO b 2004 Danehill Speirbhean Saviour PARISH HALL b c 2009 Sadler’s Wells Montjeu Floripedes HALLA SIAMSA b 2004 Quest For Fame Siamsa Amoura
817 - Darley Stakes, G3, Newmarket, October 8, 9f 1 Bubble Chic (FR) 3 b c Chichicastenango (FR) - Bubble Back (FR) (Grand Lodge (USA)) 2 Dux Scholar (GB) 3 b c Oasis Dream (GB) - Alumni (GB) (Selkirk (USA)) 3 Questioning (IRE) 3 b c Elusive Quality (USA) - Am I (USA) (Thunder Gulch (USA)) Age: 2-3; Starts: 12; Wins: 2; Places: 9 Earnings: £464,350 Sire: CHICHICASTENANGO. Sire of 7 Stakes winners. In 2011 - BUBBLE CHIC Grand Lodge G3, SULLE ORME Double Bed LR. 1st Dam: Bubble Back by Grand Lodge. Dam of 1 winner: 2007: Bubble Zack (c Muhtathir) 2008: BUBBLE CHIC (c Chichicastenango) Sold 27,812gns 2yo at ARFEB. 2 wins at 2 and 3 at home, France, Darley S G3, 2nd Criterium de Saint-Cloud G1, Prix du Jockey Club G1, Prix Greffulhe G2, Prix de Conde G3. 2009: Queen Bubble (f Layman) 2nd Dam: GENUINE by Generous. 1 win at 3 in France. Dam of ANACARDE (c Anabaa Blue: Prix Maurice Caillault LR) Broodmare Sire: GRAND LODGE. Sire of the dams of 32 Stakes winners. In 2011 - TOORAK TOFF Show A Heart G1, XTENSION Xaar G1, SELKIS Monsun G2, BUBBLE CHIC Chichicastenango G3, KANZAN Commands G3,
818 - Burj Khalifa Challenge Stakes, G2, Newmarket, October 8, 7f 1 Strong Suit (USA) 3 ch c Rahy (USA) Helwa (USA) (Silver Hawk (USA)) 2 Chachamaidee (IRE) 4 b f Footstepsinthesand (GB) - Canterbury Lace (USA) (Danehill (USA)) 3 Maqaasid (GB) 3 b f Green Desert (USA) - Eshaadeh (USA) (Storm Cat (USA)) Age: 2-3; Starts: 9; Wins: 5; Places: 3 Earnings: £321,697 Sire: RAHY. Sire of 77 Stakes winners. In 2011 - STRONG SUIT Silver Hawk G2, RAHYSTRADA Deputy Minister G3. 1st Dam: Helwa by Silver Hawk. unraced. Own sister to SILVER COLOURS. Dam of 3 winners: 2000: WHIMISCAL DAY (f Spinning World) 3 wins at 3 and 4 in USA. Broodmare. 2003: B Berry Brandy (f Event of The Year) ran on the flat in USA. Broodmare. 2004: Independent Kate (f Bold Anthony) unraced. 2006: NASEEHAH (c Rahy) Winner at 3. 2008: STRONG SUIT (c Rahy) Sold 38,095gns yearling at DNSLY. 5 wins at 2 and 3, bet365 Lennox S G2, Burj Khalifa Challenge S G2, Coventry S G2, Jersey S G3, 2nd Shadwell Middle Park S G1, 3rd Keeneland Phoenix S G1, Prix Jean Prat G1. 2nd Dam: Team Colors by Mr Prospector. unraced. Dam of GOD OF CHANCE (c Cozzene: Keio Hai Spring Cup G2), SILVER COLOURS (f Silver Hawk: EBF Montrose S LR), Desaru (g Chief’s Crown: 3rd GTECH Royal Lodge S G2). Grandam of SILVER PIVOTAL, ARISTOCRAT. Broodmare Sire: SILVER HAWK. Sire of the dams of 63 Stakes winners. In 2011 - NATHANIEL Galileo G1, WINTER
international database MEMORIES El Prado G1, DREAMY KID Lemon Drop Kid G2, STRONG SUIT Rahy G2, ACROSS THE RHINE Cuvee G3, CHANGING SKIES Sadler’s Wells G3, SILVER REUNION Harlan’s Holiday G3, A MA YEN Doyen LR, STARS TO SHINE Tale of The Cat LR, ARISTOCRAT Galileo LR.
JOVIALITY Cape Cross G3, ROCKINANTE Rock of Gibraltar G3, TIME PRISONER Elusive Quality G3, DYSPHONIA Lonhro LR, ELNAWIN Elnadim LR, ROSA EGLANTERIA Nayef LR.
Danzig Danehill Red God Blushing Groom Runaway Bride RAHY ch 85 Halo Glorious Song Ballade STRONG SUIT ch c 2008 Roberto Silver Hawk Gris Vitesse HELWA ch 95 Mr Prospector Team Colors Private Colors
Razyana ROCK OF GIBRALTAR b 99 Be My Guest Offshore Boom Push A Button ROCKINANTE ch c 2009 Northern Dancer Night Shift Ciboulette NANTES b 2003 Acatenango Nevskij Prospekt Lutoviska
820 - Baden-Wurttemberg-Trophy, G3, Baden-Baden, October 8, 2400m 819 - Autumn Stakes, G3, Newmarket, October 8, 8f 1 Rockinante (FR) 2 ch c Rock of Gibraltar (IRE) - Nantes (GER) (Night Shift (USA)) 2 Perennial (GB) 2 ch c Motivator (GB) Arum Lily (USA) (Woodman (USA)) 3 Astrology (IRE) 2 b c Galileo (IRE) - Ask For The Moon (FR) (Dr Fong (USA)) Age: 2; Starts: 6; Wins: 3; Places: 2 Earnings: £69,745 Sire: ROCK OF GIBRALTAR. Sire of 70 Stakes winners. In 2011 - SOCIETY ROCK Key of Luck G1, EISHIN OSMAN Luhuk G2, SEA OF HEARTBREAK Rainbow Quest G2, CORAL WAVE Rainbow Quest G3, GOLDEN ARCHER Pins G3, ROCKINANTE Night Shift G3, SAMITAR Rainbow Quest G3, SOFAST Bering G3, TRES ROCK DANON Monsun G3, ALINGA Quest For Fame LR, ASLANA Royal Academy LR, PROART Nomrood LR, ROCK JOCK Miswaki LR, ROCKATELLA Cadeaux Genereux LR, ROCKHORSE Maelstrom Lake LR, SANTINO Lomitas LR, RECESSION PROOF Ela-Mana-Mou LR. 1st Dam: NANTES by Night Shift. 2 wins at 2 and 3 in France. Dam of 1 winner: 2008: Istidraak (c Oasis Dream) unraced to date. 2009: ROCKINANTE (c Rock of Gibraltar) Sold 75,853gns yearling at ARAUG. 3 wins at 2 at home, France, Autumn S G3, Prix Francois Boutin LR, 2nd Veuve Clicquot Vintage S G2. 2010: (c Muhtathir) 2011: (f Elusive City) Broodmare Sire: NIGHT SHIFT. Sire of the dams of 81 Stakes winners. In 2011 - BEADED Lonhro G1, PARABLES Lonhro G2, SKYSURFERS E Dubai G2,
1 Silvaner (GER) 3 b c Lomitas (GB) Suisun (GER) (Monsun (GER)) 2 Seismos (IRE) 3 ch c Dalakhani (IRE) Sasuela (GER) (Dashing Blade) 3 Saltas (GER) 3 b c Lomitas (GB) - Salde (GER) (Alkalde (GER)) Age: 2-3; Starts: 7; Wins: 2; Places: 3 Earnings: £98,134 Sire: LOMITAS. Sire of 53 Stakes winners. In 2011 - DANEDREAM Danehill G1, SILVANER Monsun G3, HASAY Sillery LR, SANAGAS Marju LR, LOCAL HERO Cagliostro LR, SALESIN Ride The Rails LR. 1st Dam: Suisun by Monsun. unraced. Own sister to SIMOUN and SOUDAINE. Dam of 1 winner: 2008: SILVANER (c Lomitas) 2 wins at 2 in Germany, BadenWurttemberg-Trophy G3, Lando Preis des Winterfavoriten G3, 3rd RheinlandPokal G1, onextwo.com Bavarian Classic G3. 2009: Secessio (c Konigstiger) 2010: (f Mount Nelson) 2011: (f Lomitas) 2nd Dam: Suivez by Fioravanti. 2 wins at 2 and 3 in West Germany, 2nd Kronimus Rennen LR, IDEE Festa Rennen LR. Dam of SIMOUN (g Monsun: Idee Hansa-Preis G2, Grosser Mercedes-Benz Preis G2), SHINING (c Surumu: P. der Landwirtschaft-Grosser 3yo Herbst LR), SOUDAINE (f Monsun: Preis der Hotellerie Baden-Baden LR, 3rd Grosser Preis der Helaba Hessen Pokal G3), SOIGNEE (f Dashing Blade: Kronimus Rennen LR, 2nd Prix des Reservoirs G3). Grandam of STACELITA, SUESTADO. Third dam of Shawnee Saga. Broodmare Sire: MONSUN. Sire of the
dams of 12 Stakes winners. In 2011 NIGHT MAGIC Sholokhov G2, SOMMERABEND Shamardal G2, SILVANER Lomitas G3, TRES ROCK DANON Rock of Gibraltar G3, ADORNA Tiger Hill LR, SINNERMAN Tiger Hill LR.
Nijinsky Niniski Virginia Hills LOMITAS ch 88 Surumu La Colorada La Dorada SILVANER b c 2008 Konigsstuhl Monsun Mosella SUISUN b 2004 Fioravanti Suivez Sea Symphony
821 - Premio Verziere - Mem. Aldo Cirla C. Naz, G3, Milan, October 9, 2000m 1 Temida (IRE) 3 b f Oratorio (IRE) Interim Payment (USA) (Red Ransom (USA)) 2 Toi Et Moi (IRE) 4 b f Galileo (IRE) - Di Moi Oui (GB) (Warning) 3 Not For Sale (GER) 4 b f Monsun (GER) - North America (GER) (Pivotal (GB)) Age: 2-3; Starts: 7; Wins: 2; Places: 3 Earnings: £65,139 Sire: ORATORIO. Sire of 16 Stakes winners. In 2011 - MANAWANUI Filante G1, LOLLY FOR DOLLY Chester House G2, TORIO’S QUEST Quest For Fame G2, MOURINHO Generous G3, TEMIDA Red Ransom G3, CHERRY COLLECT Hernando LR, KING TORUS Mujadil LR, SOWETO SLEW Slew City Slew LR, TIDARA ANGEL Kris S LR. 1st Dam: INTERIM PAYMENT by Red Ransom. 2 wins at 3. Dam of 2 winners: 2007: Thousandkissesdeep (f Night Shift) 2008: TEMIDA (f Oratorio) Sold 13,500gns yearling at TAOC2. 2 wins at 2 and 3 in Italy, Premio Verziere - Mem. Aldo Cirla C. Naz G3, 2nd Premio EBF Terme di Merano-Mem S. Meli LR, 3rd Freunde/Forderer German 1000 Guineas G2. 2009: MEANWHILE (f Haafhd) Winner at 2. 2010: (c Cape Cross) 2nd Dam: INTERIM by Sadler’s Wells. 5 wins at 3 and 4 at home, USA La Prevoyante Invitational H G2. Dam of MIDSHIPS (c Mizzen Mast: Charles Whittingham Memorial H G1, 3rd Hollywood Derby G1), PRINCIPAL ROLE (f Empire Maker: Swettenham Stud Fillies’ Trial S LR, Irish EBF At the Races J. Musker S LR, TRM Severals S LR, EBF Kheleyf Hoppings S LR, 3rd
Markel Insurance Nassau S G1), Staging Post (c Pleasant Colony: 2nd San Juan Capistrano Invitational H G1) Broodmare Sire: RED RANSOM. Sire of the dams of 45 Stakes winners. In 2011 - RED RULER Viking Ruler G1, PACHATTACK Pulpit G3, SMART STING Smart Strike G3, TEMIDA Oratorio G3, BANNOCK Bertolini LR, BRANDERBURGO High Chaparral LR, MAHBOOBA Galileo LR, NEW NORMAL Forestry LR.
Danzig Danehill Razyana ORATORIO b 2002 Vaguely Noble Mahrah Montage TEMIDA b f 2008 Roberto Red Ransom Arabia INTERIM PAYMENT b 2002 Sadler’s Wells Interim Intermission
822 - Premio Gran Criterium, G1, Milan, October 9, 1600m 1 Nayarra (IRE) 2 b f Cape Cross (IRE) Massarra (GB) (Danehill (USA)) 2 Rosa Eglanteria (GB) 2 b f Nayef (USA) - Rose Shift (IRE) (Night Shift (USA)) 3 Vedelago (IRE) 2 b c Red Clubs (IRE) Queen Shy (GB) (Marju (IRE)) Age: 2; Starts: 9; Wins: 1; Places: 7 Earnings: £128,925 Sire: CAPE CROSS. Sire of 70 Stakes winners. In 2011 - NAYARRA Danehill G1, CRYSTAL CAPELLA Mark of Esteem G2, KHAWLAH Selkirk G2, JOVIALITY Night Shift G3, NAMIBIAN Sadler’s Wells G3, BEZIQUE Peintre Celebre LR, KALIMDOR Theatrical LR. 1st Dam: MASSARRA by Danehill. 3 wins at 2 and 3, Taylor Woodrow Empress S LR, 2nd Prix Robert Papin (Omnium de 2 Ans) G2. Own sister to Kodiac. Dam of 4 winners: 2004: TEBEE (f Selkirk) Winner at 3. Broodmare. 2006: MIDDLE PERSIA (f Dalakhani) Winner at 3. Broodmare. 2007: BASS ROCK (g Pivotal) Winner over jumps at 4 in Czech Republic. 2009: NAYARRA (f Cape Cross) 1 win at 2 in Italy, Premio Gran Criterium G1, 3rd Sakhee Oh So Sharp S G3, Peter Willett Stardom S LR. 2010: (c Galileo) 2011: (f Galileo) 2nd Dam: RAFHA by Kris. 5 wins at 2 and 3 at home, France Prix de Diane Hermes G1. Dam of INVINCIBLE
international database SPIRIT (c Green Desert: Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup G1), SADIAN (c Shirley Heights: Lanes End John Porter S G3, Ormonde S G3, 3rd Geoffrey Freer S G2), ACTS OF GRACE (f Bahri: P’waterhousecooper Princess Royal S G3), MASSARRA (f Danehill, see above), Kodiac (c Danehill: 2nd Stan James Hackwood S G3), Aquarius (g Royal Academy: 3rd Queen’s Vase G3), Al Widyan (c Slip Anchor: 3rd Cooperative Bank Serlby S LR), FNAN (g Generous: 3rd Kevin McManus Bookmakers Stayers Hurdle G1, Denny Gold Medal H. Chase G3) Broodmare Sire: DANEHILL. Sire of the dams of 176 Stakes winners. In 2011 - ALOHA Encosta de Lago G1, BENFICA Lonhro G1, DANEDREAM Lomitas G1, DREAMAWAY More Than Ready G1, DUNCAN Dalakhani G1, FRANKEL Galileo G1, GOLDEN LILAC Galileo G1, MAYBE Galileo G1, NAYARRA Cape Cross G1, RODERIC O’CONNOR Galileo G1, SEPOY Elusive Quality G1, SHOCKING Street Cry G1, ELITE FALLS More Than Ready G2, PINWHEEL Lonhro G2, SARAH LYNX Montjeu G2, CHACHAMAIDEE Footstepsinthesand G3, DO YOU THINK Starcraft G3, FALINO Fusaichi Pegasus G3, HOOFIT Mossman G3, IRONSTEIN Zabeel G3, NEEDS FURTHER Encosta de Lago G3, ONE LAST DANCE Encosta de Lago G3, PRECIOUS LORRAINE Encosta de Lago G3, RAINBOW PEGASUS Agnes Tachyon G3, SPLASH POINT Street Cry G3, WINTER BURST Western Winter G3, ABSALON Mossman LR, ADNOCON Clang LR, AGISTER Mossman LR, BERLING Montjeu LR, CRYSTAL GAL Galileo LR, EMMROOZ Red Ransom LR, ETON RIFLES Pivotal LR, LAGALP Galileo LR, LUDKA Singspiel LR, MAHISARA More Than Ready LR, MR BIG Elusive Quality LR, OLDER THAN TIME Don Eduardo LR, REEM Galileo LR, RHYTHM OF LIGHT Beat Hollow LR, SAPPHIRE Medicean LR, ZAUBERIN Zabeel LR. The Cape Cross/Danehill cross has produced: ABLE ONE G1, NAYARRA G1, CROSSPEACE G3, FLORILEGIUM G3, Sun of Jamaica G3. Danzig Green Desert Foreign Courier CAPE CROSS b/br 94 Ahonoora Park Appeal Balidaress NAYARRA b f 2009 Danzig Danehill Razyana MASSARRA b 99 Kris Rafha Eljazzi
823 - Preis der Winterkonigin Rennen, G3, Baden-Baden, October 9, 1600m 1 Monami (GER) 2 ch f Sholokhov (IRE) - Monbijou (GER) (Dashing Blade) 2 Dessau (GER) 2 b f Soldier Hollow (GB) - Desabina (GER) (Big Shuffle (USA)) 3 Paraisa (GB) 2 b f Red Ransom (USA) Praia (GER) (Big Shuffle (USA)) Age: 2; Starts: 2; Wins: 2; Places: 0 Earnings: £54,138 Sire: SHOLOKHOV. Sire of 11 Stakes winners. In 2011 - NIGHT MAGIC Monsun G2, MONAMI Dashing Blade G3, ESMONDO Mondrian LR, OLE COMPANERO Glow LR. 1st Dam: Monbijou by Dashing Blade. 2 wins at 3 in Germany, 3rd G.P. Spielbank Hohensyburg Auktionsrenn LR, Munchener Auktionsrennen LR. Dam of 8 winners: 1998: MIDNIGHT EXPRESS (c Master Willie) Winner at 3 in Germany. 1999: MICANA (f Lecroix) 4 wins at 3 and 5 in Germany. 2000: MERIDIANA (f Lomitas). 7 wins at 2 to 4 in Germany, Italy, USA, Oaks d’Italia G1. Dam of Center Divider (c Giant’s Causeway: 3 wins at 3 and 4 in USA, 2nd Bowling Green H G2) 2001: (f Lecroix). died. 2003: Monte Major (g Trempolino) 2005: MONTGOMERY (c Sholokhov) 2 wins at 5 and 6 in Norway. 2006: Margarita (f Lomitas) 2 wins at 3 and 4 in Germany, 3rd Hanshin-Cup LR. 2007: MA COEUR (f Sholokhov) Winner at 3 in France. 2008: MONJE DANON (c Lomitas) Winner at 3 in Germany. 2009: MONAMI (f Sholokhov) 2 wins at 2 in Germany, Preis der Winterkonigin Rennen G3. 2010: Mandelblute (f Sholokhov) 2nd Dam: MEERDUNUNG by Tauchsport. 2 wins at 3 in East Germany. Dam of MAITRE LEVY (g Monsun: Abu Dhabi Cup LR, Stall Lowenherz-Grosser 3yo Herbstpreis LR), Monbijou (f Dashing Blade, see above). Grandam of MANNICO, Meridia. Broodmare Sire: DASHING BLADE. Sire of the dams of 32 Stakes winners. In 2011 - EARL OF TINSDAL Black Sam Bellamy G1, STACELITA Monsun G1, MONAMI Sholokhov G3, RUMH Monsun LR, SAINT PELLERIN Konigstiger LR, SEISMOS Dalakhani LR, ALL ABOUT SAM Black Sam Bellamy
LR, NOBLE PRINCE Montjeu LR. The Sholokhov/Dashing Blade cross has produced: MONAMI G3, EVERY DAY LR, Atila Sher Danon LR.
Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge SHOLOKHOV b 99 Lord Gayle La Meilleure Gradille MONAMI ch f 2009 Elegant Air Dashing Blade Sharp Castan MONBIJOU ch 93 Tauchsport Meerdunung Meernymphe
824 - Prix Eclipse, G3, MaisonsLaffitte, October 12, 1200m 1 Kendam (FR) 2 b f Kendargent (FR) Damdam Freeze (FR) (Indian Rocket (GB)) 2 Chica Loca (FR) 2 b f American Post (GB) - Comete (FR) (Jeune Homme (USA)) 3 Hi Molly (FR) 2 b c Della Francesca (USA) - Bubbly Molly (FR) (Wagon Master (FR)) Age: 2; Starts: 7; Wins: 2; Places: 3 Earnings: £63,233 Sire: KENDARGENT. Sire of 2 Stakes winners. In 2011 - KENDAM Indian Rocket G3, RESTIADARGENT Montjeu G3. 1st Dam: Damdam Freeze by Indian Rocket. Dam of 1 winner: KENDAM (f Kendargent) 2 2009: wins at 2 in France, Prix Eclipse G3, 2nd Prix d’Arenberg G3. 2nd Dam: FREEZE FRAME by In The Wings. 2 wins at 2 in France. Dam of GRAND REPORTER (c Nombre Premier: Criterium du Bequet LR), Damdam (c Verglas: 2nd Prix Zeddaan LR) Broodmare Sire: INDIAN ROCKET. Sire of the dams of 1 Stakes winners. In 2011 - KENDAM Kendargent G3. Kenmare Kendor Belle Mecene KENDARGENT gr 2003 Linamix Pax Bella Palavera KENDAM b f 2009 Indian Ridge Indian Rocket Selvi DAMDAM FREEZE b 2005 In The Wings Freeze Frame Snowtop
825 - Qipco Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, G1, Ascot, October 15, 8f 1 Frankel (GB) 3 b c Galileo (IRE) - Kind (IRE) (Danehill (USA)) 2 Excelebration (IRE) 3 b c Exceed And Excel (AUS) - Sun Shower (IRE) (Indian Ridge) 3 Immortal Verse (IRE) 3 b f Pivotal (GB) - Side of Paradise (IRE) (Sadler’s Wells (USA)) Age: 2-3; Starts: 9; Wins: 9; Places: 0 Earnings: £1,372,709 Sire: GALILEO. Sire of 101 Stakes winners. In 2011 - CAPE BLANCO Presidium G1, FRANKEL Danehill G1, GALIKOVA Blushing Groom G1, GOLDEN LILAC Danehill G1, IGUGU Intikhab G1, MAYBE Danehill G1, MISTY FOR ME Storm Cat G1, NATHANIEL Silver Hawk G1, RODERIC O’CONNOR Danehill G1, TOGETHER Pennekamp G1, TREASURE BEACH Mark of Esteem G1, DAVID LIVINGSTON Indian Ridge G2, IL SAGGIATORE Snippets G2, JOHANN ZOFFANY Royal Academy G2, GALILEO’S CHOICE Sir Ivor G3, QUEST FOR PEACE Danehill Dancer G3, SENSE OF PURPOSE Darshaan G3, CRYSTAL GAL Danehill LR, GALIZANI Zabeel LR, LAGALP Danehill LR, LAY TIME Green Desert LR, MAHBOOBA Red Ransom LR, NIWOT Noble Bijou LR, OPERA GAL Barathea LR, REEM Danehill LR, TOI ET MOI Warning LR, VIEW THE STARS Conquistador Cielo LR, ARISTOCRAT Silver Hawk LR, CELESTIAL HALO High Top LR, FAMOUS PRINCE Palace Music LR, JOSEPHJULIUSJODIE Polish Precedent LR. 1st Dam: KIND by Danehill. 6 wins at 3 and 4, Totesport Kilvington S LR, betfair.com Flower of Scotland S LR, 3rd Ballyogan S G3. Dam of 2 winners: 2007: BULLET TRAIN (c Sadler’s Wells) 2 wins at 2 and 3, totesport.com Derby Trial S G3. 2008: FRANKEL (c Galileo). 9 wins at 2 and 3, Dubai Dewhurst S G1, Qipco Queen Elizabeth II S G1, St James’s Palace S G1, Qipco Sussex S G1, Qipco 2000 Guineas G1, Juddmonte Royal Lodge S G2, totesport.com Greenham S G3. 2009: Noble Mission (c Galileo) unraced to date. 2010: (c Oasis Dream) 2011: (f Oasis Dream) 2nd Dam: RAINBOW LAKE by Rainbow Quest. 3 wins at 3 Lancashire Oaks G3. Dam of POWERSCOURT (c Sadler’s Wells: Tattersalls Gold Cup G1, Arlington Million S G1, 2nd Prince of Wales’s S G1, Racing Post Trophy G1, G.Dallmayr-Preis Bayerisches Zuchtrennen G1, 3rd Irish Field Irish St Leger G1, Baileys Irish Champion S G1,
international database John Deere Breeders’ Cup Turf G1), KIND (f Danehill, see above) Broodmare Sire: DANEHILL. Sire of the dams of 176 Stakes winners. In 2011 - ALOHA Encosta de Lago G1, BENFICA Lonhro G1, DANEDREAM Lomitas G1, DREAMAWAY More Than Ready G1, DUNCAN Dalakhani G1, FRANKEL Galileo G1, GOLDEN LILAC Galileo G1, MAYBE Galileo G1, NAYARRA Cape Cross G1, RODERIC O’CONNOR Galileo G1, SEPOY Elusive Quality G1, SHOCKING Street Cry G1, ELITE FALLS More Than Ready G2, PINWHEEL Lonhro G2, SARAH LYNX Montjeu G2, CHACHAMAIDEE Footstepsinthesand G3, DO YOU THINK Starcraft G3, FALINO Fusaichi Pegasus G3, HOOFIT Mossman G3, IRONSTEIN Zabeel G3, NEEDS FURTHER Encosta de Lago G3, ONE LAST DANCE Encosta de Lago G3, PRECIOUS LORRAINE Encosta de Lago G3, RAINBOW PEGASUS Agnes Tachyon G3, SPLASH POINT Street Cry G3, WINTER BURST Western Winter G3, ABSALON Mossman LR, ADNOCON Clang LR, AGISTER Mossman LR, BERLING Montjeu LR, CRYSTAL GAL Galileo LR, EMMROOZ Red Ransom LR, ETON RIFLES Pivotal LR, LAGALP Galileo LR, LUDKA Singspiel LR, MAHISARA More Than Ready LR, MR BIG Elusive Quality LR, OLDER THAN TIME Don Eduardo LR, REEM Galileo LR, RHYTHM OF LIGHT Beat Hollow LR, SAPPHIRE Medicean LR, ZAUBERIN Zabeel LR. The Galileo/Danehill cross has produced: BANC DE FORTUNE G1, CIMA DE TRIOMPHE G1, CUIS GHAIRE G1, FRANKEL G1, GOLDEN LILAC G1, MAYBE G1, RODERIC O’CONNOR G1, TEOFILO G1, REEM G2, CRYSTAL GAL G3, LAGALP G3, SIDERA G3, MISS GALILEI LR, Galileo’s Destiny G1, Gile Na Greine G1, The Assayer G1, Claiomh Solais G3, Marksmanship G3, Acteur Celebre LR, Via Galilei LR.
Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge GALILEO b 98 Miswaki Urban Sea Allegretta FRANKEL b c 2008 Danzig Danehill Razyana KIND b 2001 Rainbow Quest Rainbow Lake Rockfest
826 - Qipco Long Distance Cup, G3, Ascot, October 15, 16f 1 Fame And Glory (GB) 5 b c Montjeu (IRE) - Gryada (GB) (Shirley Heights) 2 Opinion Poll (IRE) 5 b c Halling (USA) -
Ahead (Shirley Heights) 3 Colour Vision (FR) 3 gr g Rainbow Quest (USA) - Give Me Five (GER) (Monsun (GER)) Age: 2-5; Starts: 21; Wins: 13; Places: 5 Earnings: £2,285,406 Sire: MONTJEU. Sire of 108 Stakes winners. In 2011 - FAME AND GLORY Shirley Heights G1, JUKEBOX JURY Kenmare G1, MASKED MARVEL Mark of Esteem G1, POUR MOI Darshaan G1, ST NICHOLAS ABBEY Sure Blade G1, BLUE BAJAN Darshaan G2, RECITAL Kendor G2, SARAH LYNX Danehill G2, WADING Green Desert G2, ASKAR TAU Acatenango G3, CLASS IS CLASS Hector Protector G3, GOLDEN PARACHUTE Volksraad G3, GREEN MOON Green Tune G3, PACIFIQUE Zafonic G3, PINK SYMPHONY Darshaan G3, BERLING Danehill LR, BERNIERES Trempolino LR, GAILY GAME Caerleon LR, GRADARA Orpen LR, MAREA ALTA Grosvenor LR, MONTAHLIA Zabeel LR, MR TIPSY Casual Lies LR, BUDAPEST Doyoun LR, ERADICATE Indian Ridge LR, HURRICANE FLY Kenmare LR, NOBLE PRINCE Dashing Blade LR, SHARPMON Sharpen Up LR. 1st Dam: Gryada by Shirley Heights. 2 wins at 2, 3rd Premio Dormello G3. Own sister to Golan Heights. Dam of 8 winners: 1998: Guaranda (f Acatenango) 2 wins at 3, 3rd EBF Upavon S LR. Dam of GRAVITATION (f Galileo: 2 wins at 3, Moet Hennessy Lillie Langtry S G3) 1999: Grampian (c Selkirk) 4 wins at 2, 3 and 6, 2nd Manchester Evening News July S LR, John Smith’s Extra Smooth Silver Cup H LR. 2001: GRAHAM ISLAND (g Acatenango) 2 wins at 3 and 4. 2002: GRYSKIRK (g Selkirk) Winner at 2. 2003: GAZE (f Galileo) 2 wins at 4 in Germany. Broodmare. 2005: YUMMY MUMMY (f Montjeu) Winner at 3. Broodmare. 2006: FAME AND GLORY (c Montjeu) Sold 190,000gns foal at TADEF. 13 wins at 2 to 5, 2011 at home, France, Ascot Gold Cup G1, Tattersalls Gold Cup G1, Investec Coronation Cup G1, Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby G1, Criterium de Saint-Cloud G1, Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial S G2, Keeneland Royal Whip S G2, Qipco Long Distance Cup G3, High Chaparral EBF Mooresbridge S G3, P W McGrath Memorial Ballysax S G3, S & R McGrath Memorial Saval Beg S LR, Vintage Crop S LR, 2nd Investec Derby S G1, Tatts Millions Irish Champion S G1, The Irish Field St Leger Trial S LR, 3rd New Tote Sports Lounge Alleged S LR. 2007: RAIN FOREST (c Sadler’s Wells) 2 wins at 3. 2010: Grace And Favour (f Montjeu)
2nd Dam: GRIMPOLA by Windwurf. 2 wins in West Germany ARAG Schwarzgold-Rennen (1000 Guineas) G2. Own sister to GRIMBEAU. Dam of Golan Heights (g Shirley Heights: 2nd Parfetts Anniversary July Trophy S LR), Gryada (f Shirley Heights, see above). Grandam of GONBARDA, GLOBAL DREAM, GONFILIA, GONLARGO, GORLOR, Gondoro, Global Dancer, Global World. Third dam of GOATHEMALA, GALANA, Signs In The Sand. Broodmare Sire: SHIRLEY HEIGHTS. Sire of the dams of 180 Stakes winners. In 2011 - FAME AND GLORY Montjeu G1, OPINION POLL Halling G2, DONTELLTHEWIFE Volksraad LR, PIRATEER Danehill Dancer LR, POET Pivotal LR, SOLEMIA Poliglote LR, TACTICIAN Motivator LR. The Montjeu/Shirley Heights cross has produced: ANTON CHEKHOV G1, FAME AND GLORY G1, MONTARE G1, Washington Irving G2, Red Peony G3.
Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge MONTJEU b 96 Top Ville Floripedes Toute Cy FAME AND GLORY b c 2006 Mill Reef Shirley Heights Hardiemma GRYADA b/br 93 Windwurf Grimpola Gondel
827 - Qipco Fillies and Mares’ Stakes, G2, Ascot, October 15, 12f 1 Dancing Rain (IRE) 3 ch f Danehill Dancer (IRE) - Rain Flower (IRE) (Indian Ridge) 2 Bible Belt (IRE) 3 br f Big Bad Bob (IRE) - Shine Silently (IRE) (Bering) 3 Gertrude Bell (GB) 4 ch f Sinndar (IRE) - Sugar Mill (FR) (Polar Falcon (USA)) Age: 2-3; Starts: 7; Wins: 4; Places: 2 Earnings: £543,721 Sire: DANEHILL DANCER. Sire of 134 Stakes winners. In 2011 - ATOMIC FORCE Luskin Star G1, DANCING RAIN Indian Ridge G1, PLANTEUR Giant’s Causeway G1, ALEXANDER POPE Galileo G3, BEATRICE AURORE Rainbow Quest G3, JUSTAROUNDMIDNIGHT Machiavellian G3, LOOK AT ME Kingmambo LR, PIRATEER Shirley Heights LR, RISKY BUSINESS Star Watch LR, ROSE BONHEUR Marju LR, SET TO MUSIC Doyoun LR,
SHAMANOVA Kahyasi LR, STEPS IN TIME O’Reilly LR, UNACCOMPANIED Sadler’s Wells LR, WESTPHALIA Lyphard LR, WILD WIND Sadler’s Wells LR. 1st Dam: Rain Flower by Indian Ridge. unraced. Dam of 5 winners: 2002: SUMORA (f Danehill) 2 wins at 2, stanjamesuk.com St Hugh’s S LR. Dam of MAYBE (f Galileo: 5 wins at 2, Moyglare Stud S G1) 2003: Double Rainbow (g Sadler’s Wells) ran once. 2004: FLEETING SHADOW (c Danehill) Winner at 2. 2005: MIKHAIL FOKINE (c Sadler’s Wells) 2 wins. 2006: CAPTAIN DANCER (g Danehill Dancer) 3 wins. 2007: (c Sadler’s Wells) 2008: DANCING RAIN (f Danehill Dancer) Sold 184,927gns yearling at GOOY1. 4 wins at 3 at home, Germany, Investec Oaks S G1, Henkel Preis der Diana - Stuten Derby G1, Qipco Fillies and Mares’ S G2, 2nd Swettenham Stud Fillies’ Trial S LR. 2009: Samoan (c Danehill Dancer) unraced to date. 2010: (c Danehill Dancer) 2nd Dam: Rose of Jericho by Alleged. unraced. Dam of DR DEVIOUS (c Ahonoora: Ever Ready Derby S G1, Three Chimneys Dewhurst S G1, Kerry Group Irish Champion S G1, 2nd Budweiser Irish Derby G1), ARCHWAY (c Thatching: Greenlands S G3, 3rd King’s Stand S G2), ROYAL COURT (c Sadler’s Wells: Ormonde S G3, 3rd Great Voltigeur S G2), SHINKO KING (c Fairy King: Takamatsunomiya Hai LR, Fuji S LR, 3rd Hong Kong International Bowl G2), Hill Country (c Danehill: 2nd Amco Corporation Troy S LR, Tom McGee Autumn S LR, 3rd Serpentine Gallery Royal Lodge S G2). Grandam of SUZUKA PHOENIX. Third dam of AWESOME PLANET, Suzuka Spencer. Broodmare Sire: INDIAN RIDGE. Sire of the dams of 52 Stakes winners. In 2011 - DANCING RAIN Danehill Dancer G1, EXCELEBRATION Exceed And Excel G1, DAVID LIVINGSTON Galileo G2, INDIAN DAYS Daylami G2, FUTURE GENERATION Hurricane Run G3, ITALIAN RED Neo Universe G3, DESERT BLANC Desert Style LR, FICTIONAL ACCOUNT Stravinsky LR, HUMIDOR Camacho LR, SWISS DREAM Oasis Dream LR, ERADICATE Montjeu LR, MISTER SNOWBALL Ballingarry LR. The Danehill Dancer/Indian Ridge cross has produced: DANCING RAIN G1, MEDICINE PATH G1, A Mind of Her Own G3, Ooh Aah Camara LR, Street Entertainer LR.
international database Danzig Danehill Razyana DANEHILL DANCER b 93 Sharpen Up Mira Adonde Lettre d’Amour DANCING RAIN ch f 2008 Ahonoora Indian Ridge Hillbrow RAIN FLOWER ch 97 Alleged Rose of Jericho Rose Red
Ahonoora Topanoora Topping Girl EVEN TOP br 93 Niniski Skevena Skhiza CIRRUS DES AIGLES b g 2006 Seattle Slew Septieme Ciel Maximova TAILLE DE GUEPE ch 99 Funambule Roots Ruma
830 - Premio del Piazzale, G3, Milan, October 16, 1600m 1 Le Vie Infinite (IRE) 4 b c Le Vie Dei Colori (GB) - Looking Back (IRE) (Stravinsky (USA)) 2 Point Blank (GER) 3 b c Royal Dragon (USA) - Princess Li (GER) (Monsun (GER)) 3 Marcret (ITY) 4 b f Martino Alonso (IRE) - Love Secret (USA) (Secreto (USA)) Age: 2-4; Starts: 15; Wins: 5; Places: 5 Earnings: £92,646
828 - Qipco Champion Stakes, G1, Ascot, October 15, 10f 1 Cirrus des Aigles (FR) 5 b g Even Top (IRE) - Taille de Guepe (FR) (Septieme Ciel (USA)) 2 So You Think (NZ) 5 b c High Chaparral (IRE) - Triassic (NZ) (Tights (USA)) 3 Snow Fairy (IRE) 4 b f Intikhab (USA) Woodland Dream (IRE) (Charnwood Forest (IRE)) Age: 2-5; Starts: 36; Wins: 13; Places: 22 Earnings: £1,588,561 Sire: EVEN TOP. Sire of 1 Stakes winners. In 2011 - CIRRUS DES AIGLES Septieme Ciel G1. 1st Dam: Taille de Guepe by Septieme Ciel. unraced. Dam of 2 winners: 2003: MESNIL DES AIGLES (c Neverneyev) 7 wins at 3 to 7, 2010 in France. 2004: Miss des Aigles (f Alamo Bay). Broodmare. 2005: Vie des Aigles (f Alamo Bay) ran on the flat in France. 2006: CIRRUS DES AIGLES (g Even Top) 13 wins at 3 to 5 at home, France, Qipco Champion S G1, Grand Prix de Deauville-Lucien Barriere G2, Qatar Prix Dollar G2, Prix du Conseil de Paris G2, GP de Vichy-Auvergne Etapi du Defi Galop G3, La Coupe G3, Prix du Prince d’Orange G3, Prix GontautBiron-Hong Kong Jockey Club G3, Prix de Boulogne LR, Grand Prix du Lion d’Angers LR, 2nd Grand Prix de SaintCloud G1, Prix d’Ispahan G1, Qatar Prix Dollar G2, Prix du Conseil de Paris G2, Prix Exbury G3, G. P. de Clairefontaine Denis Weibel LR, Prix Matchem LR, Derby du Languedoc LR, Prix Policeman LR, 3rd Prix Ganay - Prix Air Mauritius G1, Prix Gontaut-Biron-Hong Kong Jockey Club G3, Prix Ridgway LR, Prix Pelleas LR. 2008: Kiva des Aigles (f Enrique) in training. Broodmare Sire: SEPTIEME CIEL. Sire of the dams of 17 Stakes winners. In 2011 - CIRRUS DES AIGLES Even Top G1, THIS ONES FOR PHIL Untuttable LR.
829 - Qipco British Champions Sprint Stakes, G2, Ascot, October 15, 6f 1 Deacon Blues (GB) 4 b g Compton Place (GB) - Persario (GB) (Bishop of Cashel (GB)) 2 Wizz Kid (IRE) 3 b f Whipper (USA) Lidanski (IRE) (Soviet Star (USA)) 3 Libranno (GB) 3 b c Librettist (USA) Annabelle Ja (FR) (Singspiel (IRE)) Age: 2-4; Starts: 16; Wins: 7; Places: 6 Earnings: £326,171 Sire: COMPTON PLACE. Sire of 17 Stakes winners. In 2011 - DEACON BLUES Bishop of Cashel G2. 1st Dam: PERSARIO by Bishop of Cashel. 2 wins at 3 and 5. Dam of 1 winner: 2007: DEACON BLUES (g Compton Place) 7 wins at 2 to 4, Qipco British Champions Sprint S G2, P. P. O’Leary Mem. Phoenix Sprint S G3, Shadwell Hackwood S G3, Dubai International World Trophy G3. 2008: (f Bahamian Bounty) 2009: If So (f Iffraaj) unraced to date. 2010: (f Bahamian Bounty) 2nd Dam: BARFORD LADY by Stanford. 2 wins at 3. Dam of WARNINGFORD (c Warning: Peter Sandrovich Leicestershire S G3 (3 times), 2nd Juddmonte Lockinge S G1, 3rd Prix de la Foret G1)
Sire: LE VIE DEI COLORI. Sire of 6 Stakes winners. In 2011 - LE VIE INFINITE Stravinsky G3, BELLASIDE Perugino LR. 1st Dam: Looking Back by Stravinsky. 2 wins at 2 and 3 in Italy, 2nd Premio Gino Mantovani LR. Dam of 2 winners: 2006: RIP VAN WINKLE (c Galileo) Champion 3yr old miler in Europe in 2009, Champion older horse in Europe in 2010 (9.5-10.5f.). 5 wins at 2 to 4, Juddmonte International S G1, Sony Queen Elizabeth II S G1, BGC Sussex S G1, 2nd Coral Eclipse S G1, Tatts Millions Irish Champion S G1, Sony Queen Elizabeth II S G1, Sussex S G1. 2007: LE VIE INFINITE (c Le Vie Dei Colori) 5 wins at 3 and 4 in Italy, Premio del Piazzale G3, Premio Tullio Righetti-Shadwell LR, 3rd Premio WWF Emirates Airline LR. 2008: La Grande Elisa (f Ad Valorem) in training. 2010: (f Galileo) 2011: (c Galileo) 2nd Dam: MUSTIQUE DREAM by Don’t Forget Me. 2 wins at 3. Dam of Looking Back (f Stravinsky, see above) Broodmare Sire: STRAVINSKY. Sire of the dams of 5 Stakes winners. In 2011 BLACKIE Black Minnaloushe G2, MOSHEEN Fastnet Rock G2, LE VIE INFINITE Le Vie Dei Colori G3.
Broodmare Sire: BISHOP OF CASHEL. Sire of the dams of 4 Stakes winners. In 2011 - DEACON BLUES Compton Place G2, BIBLE BLACK Big Bad Bob LR.
Ahonoora Indian Ridge Hillbrow COMPTON PLACE ch 94 Nebbiolo Nosey Little Cynthia DEACON BLUES b g 2007 Warning Bishop of Cashel Ballet Classique PERSARIO b 99 Stanford Barford Lady Grace Poole
Efisio Eldoret LE VIE DEI COLORI b 2000 El Gran Senor Mystic Tempo Doubling Time LE VIE INFINITE b c 2007 Nureyev Stravinsky Fire The Groom LOOKING BACK b 2001 Don’t Forget Me Mustique Dream Jamaican Punch
831 - Premio Omenoni, G3, Milan, October 16, 1000m 1 Dagda Mor (ITY) 4 b c Martino
Alonso (IRE) - Bagnolese (ITY) (Cape Cross (IRE)) 2 Rebecca Rolfe (GB) 5 b f Pivotal (GB) Matoaka (USA) (A P Indy (USA)) 3 Smooth Operator (GER) 5 b g Big Shuffle (USA) - Salzgitter (GB) (Salse (USA)) Age: 2-4; Starts: 24; Wins: 11; Places: 9 Earnings: £231,625 Sire: MARTINO ALONSO. Sire of 6 Stakes winners. In 2011 - DAGDA MOR Cape Cross G3. 1st Dam: Bagnolese by Cape Cross. Dam of 1 winner: 2007: DAGDA MOR (c Martino Alonso) 11 wins at 2 to 4 in Italy, Premio Omenoni G3, Premio Bersaglio LR, Premio Cancelli LR, Premio Enrico Camici LR, 2nd Premio Tudini G3, Gran Premio Citta’ di Napoli LR, Premio Divino Amore-Tattersalls LR, 3rd Gran Premio Citta’ di Napoli LR, Premio Certosa LR, Premio Eupili LR. 2009: Drop The Gun (c Shirocco) 2010: Girl of The Rain (f Refuse To Bend) 2nd Dam: Sequin Lady by Star Appeal. unraced, unraced retained for stud. Dam of SHE’S SO LOVELY (f Distant Relative: Premio Carlo Chiesa LR, Premio Pietro Bessero-Rathbarry Stud LR, Premio Verziere LR), Satin Dancer (g Rousillon: 3rd Telenorma Preis Langer Hamburger LR), BRUCIAPELO (c Roi Danzig: Premio Criterium d’Inverno Hurdle LR, 3rd Corsa di Siepi dei 4 Anni Hurdle G2). Grandam of THE CONFESSOR, Achak. Broodmare Sire: CAPE CROSS. Sire of the dams of 6 Stakes winners. In 2011 SHUKA Bachelor Duke G2, TRUMPET MAJOR Arakan G2, DAGDA MOR Martino Alonso G3. Last Tycoon Marju Flame of Tara MARTINO ALONSO b 94 Cure The Blues Cheerful Note Strident Note DAGDA MOR b c 2007 Green Desert Cape Cross Park Appeal BAGNOLESE b 2002 Star Appeal Sequin Lady Scintillate
832 - Premio Dormello, G3, Milan, October 16, 1600m 1 Bugie d’Amore (GB) 2 b f Rail Link (GB) - Asmita (GB) (Efisio) 2 Cherry Collect (IRE) 2 b f Oratorio (IRE) - Holy Moon (IRE) (Hernando (FR)) 3 Cool Wave (GB) 2 b/br f One Cool Cat (USA) - Onda Chiara (ITY) (Dane Friendly (GB))
international database Age: 2; Starts: 8; Wins: 4; Places: 4 Earnings: £95,168 Sire: RAIL LINK. Sire of 1 Stakes winners. In 2011 - BUGIE D’AMORE Efisio G3. 1st Dam: ASMITA by Efisio. 7 wins at 3 and 4 in Italy, Premio Soragna Limited H LR. Dam of 5 winners: 2002: Jack Aubrey (c Alzao) 6 wins at 2 to 6 in Italy, 2nd Premio Toscana LR, 3rd Premio Carlo d’Alessio G3. 2005: SEA SEX SUN (f Desert Prince) 2 wins at 2 and 3 in Italy, Premio Torricola LR. Broodmare. 2006: TAURAKINA (f Selkirk) 2 wins. 2007: ADITI (f Dansili) Winner at 4 in France. 2009: BUGIE D’AMORE (f Rail Link) 4 wins at 2 in Italy, Premio Dormello G3, 2nd Premio Coolmore LR, 3rd Premio Repubbliche Marinare Tattersal LR. 2010: (f Singspiel) 2nd Dam: ASTORGA by Relko. 10 wins in Italy Premio Torricola LR, Premio Alessandro Perrone LR, 2nd Premio Buontalenta G3. Dam of ASMITA (f Efisio, see above) Broodmare Sire: EFISIO. Sire of the dams of 24 Stakes winners. In 2011 DELEGATOR Dansili G2, AL REP Trade Fair G3, BUGIE D’AMORE Rail Link G3, DORDOGNE Singspiel G3, RIMTH Oasis Dream G3, CERVEZA Medicean LR. Danehill Dansili Hasili RAIL LINK b 2003 Theatrical Docklands Dockage BUGIE D’AMORE b f 2009 Formidable Efisio Eldoret ASMITA b 96 Relko Astorga Aldenize
833 - Gran Premio del Jockey Club, G1, Milan, October 16, 2400m 1 Campanologist (USA) 6 b c Kingmambo (USA) - Ring of Music (GB) (Sadler’s Wells (USA)) 2 Arrigo (GER) 3 b c Shirocco (GER) Aiyana (GER) (Last Tycoon) 3 Lord Chaparral (IRE) 4 b c High Chaparral (IRE) - Freccia d’Oro (GER) (Acatenango (GER)) Age: 2-6; Starts: 34; Wins: 11; Places: 14 Earnings: £964,324 Sire: KINGMAMBO. Sire of 83 Stakes winners. In 2011 - CAMPANOLOGIST Sadler’s Wells G1, KINGDOM OF FIFE
Fairy King G1, GENIUS BEAST Sinndar G3, LEY HUNTER Unfuwain G3, SNAAFY Lahib LR, WONDER OF WONDERS Sadler’s Wells LR. 1st Dam: Ring of Music by Sadler’s Wells. unraced. Dam of 3 winners: 1999: Dubai Soprano (f Zafonic) unraced. Dam of Isobel Baillie (f Lomitas: 2 wins at 3 in France, 3rd Prix Madame Jean Couturie LR). Grandam of ALAURA MICHELE (f Arch: P G Johnson S LR) 2000: Armilla (f Rainbow Quest) unraced. Dam of WELL ROUNDED (f Reset: 3 wins in Australia, Matriach S G2) 2001: Rosa Raisa (f Rainbow Quest). Broodmare. 2002: Roundel (f Kingmambo). Died in 2010. Broodmare. 2003: MELODIC SCORE (c Kingmambo) Winner at 4 in UAE. 2004: Peace Bell (f Kingmambo). Broodmare. 2005: CAMPANOLOGIST (c Kingmambo) 11 wins at 2 to 6, 2011 at home, Germany, Italy, UAE, Gran Premio del Jockey Club G1, RheinlandPokal G1, G.P. von Lotto Hamburg Deutschland Preis G1, Preis von Europa G1, King Edward VII S G2, Marju Dubai City of Gold S G2, Totepool Winter Hill S G3, Tuddenham Mill Feilden S LR, 2nd Tattersalls Gold Cup G1, Hardwicke S G2, Sky Bet York S G2, International Bosphorus Cup G2, Grosvenor Cumberland Lodge S G3, Totepool Rose of Lancaster S G3, 3rd Gran Premio di Milano G1, totesport.com Derby Trial S G3, Dubai Duty Free Arc Trial G3 (twice) 2006: SONG CYCLE (c Cherokee Run) 3 wins at 2 to 4 in USA. 2007: Holy Music (c Holy Bull) ran on the flat in USA. 2008: Glorious Success (f Successful Appeal) unraced to date. 2010: (f Giant’s Causeway) 2nd Dam: GLORIOUS SONG by Halo. Champion older mare in Canada and U.S.A. in 1980. 17 wins at 2 to 5 in USA Spinster S G1, La Canada S G1, Santa Margarita Invitational H G1, Top Flight H G1, 2nd Marlboro Cup H G1, Amory L Haskell H G1, Beldame S G1, Santa Margarita Invitational H G1. Own sister to SAINT BALLADO and DEVIL’S BAG. Dam of SINGSPIEL (c In The Wings: Juddmonte International S G1, Vodafone Coronation Cup G1, Canadian International S G1, Japan Cup G1, 2nd Vodafone Coronation Cup G1, Coral Eclipse S G1, Grand Prix de Paris G1, Breeders’ Cup Turf G1), RAHY (c Blushing Groom: Bel Air H G2, 2nd Tattersalls Middle Park S G1), RAKEEN (c Northern Dancer: Allen Snijman S G2, 3rd Rothmans July H G1), Rivotious (c Riverman: 3rd Isaac Murphy Memorial S LR), Song of Freedom (c Arazi: 3rd Sheikh Maktoum Al Maktoum Challenge 1 LR). Grandam of MEZZO SOPRANO, DANON CHANTILLY, EMIRATES TO DUBAI. Third dam of CLAREMONT, FRERE
JACQUES. Broodmare Sire: SADLER’S WELLS. Sire of the dams of 265 Stakes winners. In 2011 - CAMPANOLOGIST Kingmambo G1, IMMORTAL VERSE Pivotal G1, RELIABLE MAN Dalakhani G1, STAND TO GAIN Hawk Wing G1, TIMEPIECE Zamindar G1, FEARS NOTHING Faltaat G2, GIANTS PLAY Giant’s Causeway G2, MEEZNAH Dynaformer G2, TESTOSTERONE Dansili G2, ANAM ALLTA Invincible Spirit G3, BANKABLE Medicean G3, CASTLETHORPE Not A Single Doubt G3, COSMO MEADOW King’s Best G3, FOX HUNT Dubawi G3, I’M A DREAMER Noverre G3, MAWINGO Tertullian G3, MODUN King’s Best G3, NAMIBIAN Cape Cross G3, WORKFORCE King’s Best G3, ALAINMAAR Johar LR, CAT JUNIOR Storm Cat LR, CIVIL WAR War Emblem LR, EMERALD COMMANDER Pivotal LR, FAST LOVE Fastnet Rock LR, HAKKAR Halling LR, HAWK ISLAND Hawk Wing LR, KING OF ARNOR Monsun LR, NATIONALISM Pivotal LR, NEATICO Medicean LR, NOVA HAWK Hawk Wing LR, OCEAN AND BEYOND Kingsalsa LR, PLUSHENKO Nayef LR, PRINCIPAL ROLE Empire Maker LR, UNACCOMPANIED Danehill Dancer LR, VISCOUNT NELSON Giant’s Causeway LR, WILD WIND Danehill Dancer LR, WONDER OF WONDERS Kingmambo LR, FRENCH OPERA Bering LR, JACK COOL One Cool Cat LR, STEPS TO FREEDOM Statue of Liberty LR. The Kingmambo/Sadler’s Wells cross has produced: CAMPANOLOGIST G1, DIVINE PROPORTIONS G1, EL CONDOR PASA G1, HENRYTHENAVIGATOR G1, QUEEN CLEOPATRA G1, THEWAYYOUARE G1, VIRGINIA WATERS G1, WONDER OF WONDERS G1, AKAREM G3, AMBOBO LR, Ershaad G1, Master of Hounds G1, You’ll Be Mine G1, Shahin G2, Bergamask LR, Indigo Myth LR, Marine Officer LR, Moon Dazzle LR, Multazem LR.
Raise A Native Mr Prospector Gold Digger KINGMAMBO b 90 Nureyev Miesque Pasadoble CAMPANOLOGIST b c 2005 Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge RING OF MUSIC b 93 Halo Glorious Song Ballade
834 - Prix du Conseil de Paris, G2, Longchamp, October 16, 2400m 1 Vadamar (FR) 3 gr c Dalakhani (IRE) Vadawina (IRE) (Unfuwain (USA)) 2 Solemia (IRE) 3 b f Poliglote (GB) Brooklyn’s Dance (FR) (Shirley Heights)
3 Ivory Land (FR) 4 ch c Lando (GER) Ivory Coast (FR) (Peintre Celebre (USA)) Age: 2-3; Starts: 7; Wins: 3; Places: 2 Earnings: £126,164 Sire: DALAKHANI. Sire of 24 Stakes winners. In 2011 - DUNCAN Danehill G1, RELIABLE MAN Sadler’s Wells G1, VADAMAR Unfuwain G2, BARAAN Grindstone G3, OCEAN WAR Royal Academy LR, SEISMOS Dashing Blade LR. 1st Dam: VADAWINA by Unfuwain. 3 wins at 3 in France, Prix Saint-Alary G1. Dam of 1 winner: 2007: Vedela (f Selkirk) unraced. 2008: VADAMAR (c Dalakhani) 3 wins at 2 and 3 in France, Prix du Conseil de Paris G2, Prix Francois Mathet LR, 3rd Prix Greffulhe G2, Qatar Prix Niel G2. 2009: Vaderana (f Monsun) unraced to date. 2010: (f Dansili) 2nd Dam: Vadaza by Zafonic. 1 win at 3 in France, 2nd Prix de la Seine LR. Dam of VADAWINA (f Unfuwain, see above), VADAPOLINA (f Trempolino: Prix Cleopatre G3, Prix de Psyche G3), VADSALINA (f Sagacity: Prix Isonomy LR) Broodmare Sire: UNFUWAIN. Sire of the dams of 32 Stakes winners. In 2011 - SHAMALGAN Footstepsinthesand G2, VADAMAR Dalakhani G2, LEY HUNTER Kingmambo G3, CHARDONNEY TCHEQUE One Cool Cat LR.
Shirley Heights Darshaan Delsy DALAKHANI gr 2000 Miswaki Daltawa Damana VADAMAR gr c 2008 Northern Dancer Unfuwain Height of Fashion VADAWINA b 2002 Zafonic Vadaza Vadlamixa
835 - Prix de Conde, G3, Longchamp, October 16, 1800m 1 Loi (IRE) 2 b c Lawman (FR) - Lockup (IRE) (Inchinor (GB)) 2 Yang Tse Kiang (FR) 2 b g Kahyasi Mikalia (FR) (Kaldoun (FR)) 3 Lidari (FR) 2 b c Acclamation (GB) Laxlova (FR) (Linamix (FR)) Age: 2; Starts: 3; Wins: 2; Places: 1 Earnings: £52,241 Sire: LAWMAN. Sire of 1 Stakes winners. In 2011 - LOI Inchinor G3. 1st Dam: LOCKUP by Inchinor. 4 wins
international database at 3 and 4 in France. Dam of 1 winner: 2009: LOI (c Lawman) Sold 36,985gns foal at ARDEC, 75,853gns yearling at ARAUG. 2 wins at 2 in France, Prix de Conde G3. 2010: (c Clodovil) 2011: (c High Rock) 2nd Dam: LANDLOCKED by Unbridled. 2 wins at 3 in France. Dam of LAW OF CHANCE (f Pennekamp: Prix Frederic de Lagrange LR) Broodmare Sire: INCHINOR. Sire of the dams of 11 Stakes winners. In 2011 - POWER Oasis Dream G1, UP IN TIME Noverre G2, LOI Lawman G3, FENCING Street Cry LR.
Green Desert Invincible Spirit Rafha LAWMAN b 2004 Gulch Laramie Light The Lights LOI b c 2009 Ahonoora Inchinor Inchmurrin LOCKUP b 2003 Unbridled Landlocked Land Shark
836 - Lando Preis des Winterfavoriten, G3, Cologne, October 16, 1600m 1 Tai Chi (GER) 2 b c High Chaparral (IRE) - Taita (GER) (Big Shuffle (USA)) 2 Amarillo (IRE) 2 b c Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) - Alte Kunst (IRE) (Royal Academy (USA)) 3 Amaron (GB) 2 ch c Shamardal (USA) Amandalini (GB) (Bertolini (USA)) Age: 2; Starts: 5; Wins: 4; Places: 1 Earnings: £184,845 Sire: HIGH CHAPARRAL. Sire of 30 Stakes winners. In 2011 - DESCARADO Lord Ballina G1, SO YOU THINK Tights G1, WIGMORE HALL Theatrical G1, HIDDEN ASSET Zabeel G2, TAI CHI Big Shuffle G3, BABY REVOLUTION Orpen LR, BRANDERBURGO Red Ransom LR, LORD CHAPARRAL Acatenango LR, LUCKY CHAPPY Distant Relative LR, THE UNDERWORLD Star Way LR. 1st Dam: Taita by Big Shuffle. Winner at 2 in Germany, 2nd Lanson Cup LR, Kronimus Rennen LR. Dam of 1 winner: 2009: TAI CHI (c High Chaparral) 4 wins at 2 in France, Germany, Lando Preis des Winterfavoriten G3. 2010: Takenja (f Dubawi) 2011: (f Dai Jin) 2nd Dam: Tamarita by Acatenango. 3rd Grosser Stutenpries der Stadt
Krefeld LR. Dam of Taita (f Big Shuffle, see above) Broodmare Sire: BIG SHUFFLE. Sire of the dams of 18 Stakes winners. In 2011 - TAI CHI High Chaparral G3, TWINLIGHT Muhtathir LR.
Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge HIGH CHAPARRAL b 99 Darshaan Kasora Kozana TAI CHI b c 2009 Super Concorde Big Shuffle Raise Your Skirts TAITA ch 2004 Acatenango Tamarita Tamacana
USA 837 - TVG SUMMER STAKES, G3, Woodbine, September 17, 1600m 1 Finale (USA) 2 b c Scat Daddy (USA) Twinkle (USA) (Lively One (USA)) 2 Excaper (USA) 2 gr/ro c Exchange Rate (USA) - Ada Ruckus (CAN) (Bold Ruckus (USA)) 3 Daddy Nose Best (USA) 2 b c Scat Daddy (USA) - Follow Your Bliss (USA) (Thunder Gulch (USA)) 838 - NATALMA STAKES, G3, Woodbine, September 17, 1600m 1 Northern Passion (CAN) 2 ch f First Samurai (USA) - A Touch of Glory (CAN) (Golden Gear (USA)) 2 Dayatthespa (USA) 2 ch f City Zip (USA) - M’Lady Doc (USA) (Doc’s Leader (USA)) 3 Stephanie’s Kitten (USA) 2 b f Kitten’s Joy (USA) - Unfold the Rose (USA) (Catienus (USA)) 839 - GARDEN CITY STAKES, G1, Belmont Park, September 17, 9f 1 Winter Memories (USA) 3 gr/ro f El Prado (IRE) - Memories of Silver (USA) (Silver Hawk (USA)) 2 Theyskens’ Theory (USA) 3 b f Bernardini (USA) - Heat Lightning (USA) (Summer Squall (USA)) 3 More Than Real (USA) 3 ch f More Than Ready (USA) - Miss Seffens (USA) (Dehere (USA)) 840 - PUCKER UP STAKES, G3, Arlington International, September 17, 9f 1 Marketing Mix (CAN) 3 b/br f
Medaglia d’Oro (USA) - Instant Thought (USA) (Kris S (USA)) 2 Sea Level Drive (USA) 3 b/br f Malibu Moon (USA) - Rose Frances (USA) (Crafty Prospector (USA)) 3 Maid Of Heaven (USA) 3 b f Empire Maker (USA) - Heavenliness (USA) (Lord Avie (USA)) 841 - RICOH WOODBINE MILE STAKES, G1, Woodbine, September 18, 1600m 1 Turallure (USA) 4 gr/ro c Wando (CAN) - Personal Allure (USA) (Wekiva Springs (USA)) 2 Courageous Cat (USA) 5 b c Storm Cat (USA) - Tranquility Lake (USA) (Rahy (USA)) 3 Right One (FR) 5 b c Anabaa (USA) Riziere (FR) (Groom Dancer (USA)) 842 - NORTHERN DANCER TURF STAKES, G1, Woodbine, September 18, 2400m 1 Wigmore Hall (IRE) 4 b g High Chaparral (IRE) - Love And Laughter (IRE) (Theatrical) 2 Simmard (USA) 6 ch c Dixieland Band (USA) - Dibs (USA) (Spectacular Bid (USA)) 3 Al Khali (USA) 5 b c Medaglia d’Oro (USA) - Maya (USA) (Capote (USA)) 843 - CANADIAN STAKES, G2, Woodbine, September 18, 1800m 1 Never Retreat (USA) 6 b/br f Smart Strike (CAN) - Lisieux (USA) (Steady Growth (CAN)) 2 Perfect Shirl (USA) 4 b f Perfect Soul (IRE) - Lady Shirl (USA) (That’s A Nice (USA)) 3 Stars To Shine (USA) 4 b/br f Tale of The Cat (USA) - Gaily Lady (USA) (Silver Hawk (USA)) 844 - NOBLE DAMSEL STAKES, G3, Belmont Park, September 18, 8f 1 Unbridled Humor (USA) 4 gr/ro f Distorted Humor (USA) - Devotion Unbridled (USA) (Unbridled (USA)) 2 Thai Haku (IRE) 4 b f Oasis Dream (GB) - Coconut Show (GB) (Linamix (FR)) 3 Aquitaine (USA) 5 b f Empire Maker (USA) - Rahy Dolly (USA) (Rahy (USA)) 845 - WINSTAR KENTUCKY CUP STAKES, G2, Turfway Park, September 24, 8f 110yds 1 Future Prospect (USA) 7 b/br c Freud (USA) - Devil’s Waltz (USA) (Marshua’s Dancer (USA)) 2 General Quarters (USA) 5 gr/ro c Sky Mesa (USA) - Ecology (USA)
(Unbridled’s Song (USA)) 3 Demarcation (USA) 7 b g Gulch (USA) - Divine Line (USA) (Boundary (USA)) 846 - SPEIGHTSTOWN KENTUCKY CUP SPRINT STAKES, G3, Turfway Park, September 24, 6f 1 Matthewsburg (USA) 3 ch c Ghostzapper (USA) - Romantic Comedy (USA) (A P Indy (USA)) 2 Philippe (USA) 3 b c Mineshaft (USA) Freedom of Speech (USA) (Danzig (USA)) 3 Will’s Wildcat (USA) 3 ch c Eurosilver (USA) - Wildcat Lady (USA) (Forest Wildcat (USA)) 847 - DISTORTED HUMOR KENTUCKY CUP DISTAFF, G3, Turfway Park, September 24, 8f 110yds 1 La Gran Bailadora (USA) 4 b f Afleet Alex (USA) - Affirmed Dancer (USA) (Affirmed (USA)) 2 Bella Medaglia (USA) 4 b/br f Medaglia d’Oro (USA) - Ten’s Testamony (USA) (Deputed Testamony (USA)) 3 Kiss Mine (USA) 5 b/br f Mineshaft (USA) - Kiss The Devil (USA) (Kris S (USA)) 848 - PENNSYLVANIA DERBY, G2, Parx Racing, September 24, 9f 1 To Honor And Serve (USA) 3 b c Bernardini (USA) - Pilfer (USA) (Deputy Minister (CAN)) 2 Ruler On Ice (USA) 3 ch g Roman Ruler (USA) - Champagne Glow (USA) (Saratoga Six (USA)) 3 Rattlesnake Bridge (USA) 3 gr/ro c Tapit (USA) - Prall Street (USA) (Cherokee Run (USA)) 849 - FOXWOODS GALLANT BLOOM HANDICAP, G2, Belmont Park, September 24, 6f 110yds 1 Pomeroys Pistol (USA) 3 b f Pomeroy (USA) - Prettyatthetable (USA) (Point Given (USA)) 2 Tamarind Hall (USA) 4 ch f Graeme Hall (USA) - Turner’s Hall (CAN) (Forest Wildcat (USA)) 3 Lovely Lil (USA) 4 b f Tiznow (USA) How About Now (USA) (Pentelicus (USA)) 850 - SELENE STAKES, G3, Woodbine, September 25, 1600m 1 Smart Sting (USA) 3 b f Smart Strike (CAN) - Perfect Sting (USA) (Red Ransom (USA)) 2 Anne’s Beauty (USA) 3 b f Artie
international database Schiller (USA) - Lucky Streak (USA) (Sea Wall (CAN)) 3 Inglorious (CAN) 3 b f Hennessy (USA) - Noble Strike (CAN) (Smart Strike (CAN)) 851 - SENATOR KEN MADDY STAKES, G3, Santa Anita, September 30, 6f 110yds 1 Broken Dreams (USA) 5 ch f Broken Vow (USA) - Our Dreamer (USA) (Storm Cat (USA)) 2 Givine (FR) 4 gr/ro f Blackdoun (FR) Viguerie (FR) (Double Bed (FR)) 3 Tanda (USA) 4 b f Sweetsouthernsaint (USA) - Doc’s Stormy Girl (USA) (Dr Caton (USA)) 852 - YELLOW RIBBON STAKES, G1, Santa Anita, October 1, 10f 1 Dubawi Heights (GB) 4 b f Dubawi (IRE) - Rosie’s Posy (IRE) (Suave Dancer (USA)) 2 Cozi Rosie (USA) 4 ch f Pleasantly Perfect (USA) - Felidia (Golden Fleece (USA)) 3 Harmonious (USA) 4 b/br f Dynaformer (USA) - Jade Tree (USA) (Storm Cat (USA)) 853 - NORFOLK STAKES, G1, Santa Anita, October 1, 8f 110yds 1 Creative Cause (USA) 2 gr/ro c Giant’s Causeway (USA) - Dream of Summer (USA) (Siberian Summer (USA)) 2 Drill (USA) 2 b/br c Lawyer Ron (USA) - Cat Dancer (USA) (Storm Cat (USA)) 3 Ruler of Dubai (USA) 2 b g Tribal Rule (USA) - O K Topless (USA) (Old Topper (USA)) 854 - LADY’S SECRET STAKES, G1, Santa Anita, October 1, 8f 110yds 1 Zazu (USA) 3 gr/ro f Tapit (USA) Rhumb Line (USA) (Mr Greeley (USA)) 2 Ultra Blend (USA) 5 b f Richly Blended (USA) - Ankha (USA) (Desert Classic (USA)) 3 Great Hot (BRZ) 3 b/br f Orientate (USA) - That’s Hot (USA) (Seeking The Gold (USA)) 855 - GOODWOOD STAKES, G1, Santa Anita, October 1, 9f 1 Game On Dude (USA) 4 b/br g Awesome Again (CAN) - Worldly Pleasure (USA) (Devil His Due (USA)) 2 Awesome Gem (USA) 8 ch g Awesome Again (CAN) - Piano (USA) (Pentelicus (USA)) 3 Coil (USA) 3 ch c Point Given (USA) Eversmile (USA) (Theatrical)
856 - COTILLION STAKES, G2, Parx Racing, October 1, 8f 110yds 1 Plum Pretty (USA) 3 b f Medaglia d’Oro (USA) - Liszy (USA) (A P Indy (USA)) 2 It’s Tricky (USA) 3 b f Mineshaft (USA) Catboat (USA) (Tale of The Cat (USA)) 3 Daring Reality (USA) 3 b f Include (USA) - Miz Emmalou (USA) (Well Decorated (USA)) 857 - INDIANA OAKS, G2, Hoosier Park, October 1, 8f 110yds 1 Juanita (USA) 3 b/br f Mineshaft (USA) - Wishful Splendor (USA) (Smart Strike (CAN)) 2 Withgreatpleasure (USA) 3 ch f Hold That Tiger (USA) - Doubleyourpleasure (USA) (Double Negative (USA)) 3 Daisy Devine (USA) 3 b f Kafwain (USA) - Devil’s Dispute (USA) (Devil’s Bag (USA)) 858 - INDIANA DERBY, G2, Hoosier Park, October 1, 8f 110yds 1 Wilburn (USA) 3 b c Bernardini (USA) - Moonlight Sonata (USA) (Carson City (USA)) 2 Shackleford (USA) 3 ch c Forestry (USA) - Oatsee (USA) (Unbridled (USA)) 3 Caleb’s Posse (USA) 3 b c Posse (USA) - Abbey’s Missy (USA) (Slewacide (USA)) 859 - VOSBURGH INVITATIONAL STAKES, G1, Belmont Park, October 1, 6f 1 Giant Ryan (USA) 5 b c Freud (USA) Kheyrah (USA) (Dayjur (USA)) 2 Force Freeze (USA) 6 b/br c Forest Camp (USA) - Antifreeze (USA) (It’s Freezing (USA)) 3 Caixa Eletronica (USA) 6 ch c Arromanches (USA) - Edyta (USA) (Skip Away (USA)) 860 - KELSO HANDICAP, G2, Belmont Park, October 1, 8f 1 Uncle Mo (USA) 3 b c Indian Charlie (USA) - Playa Maya (USA) (Arch (USA)) 2 Jackson Bend (USA) 4 ch c Hear No Evil (USA) - Sexy Stockings (USA) (Tabasco Cat (USA)) 3 Jersey Town (USA) 5 ch c Speightstown (USA) - Jersey Girl (USA) (Belong To Me (USA))
861 - JOE HIRSCH TURF CLASSIC INV. STAKES, G1, Belmont Park, October 1, 12f 1 Cape Blanco (IRE) 4 ch c Galileo (IRE) - Laurel Delight (GB) (Presidium) 2 Dean’s Kitten (USA) 4 ch c Kitten’s Joy (USA) - Summer Theatre (USA) (Ide (USA)) 3 Grassy (USA) 5 gr/ro c El Prado (IRE) High Savannah (GB) (Rousillon (USA)) 862 - JOCKEY CLUB GOLD CUP STAKES, G1, Belmont Park, October 1, 10f 1 Flat Out (USA) 5 b c Flatter (USA) Cresta Lil (USA) (Cresta Rider (USA)) 2 Drosselmeyer (USA) 4 ch c Distorted Humor (USA) - Golden Ballet (USA) (Moscow Ballet (USA)) 3 Stay Thirsty (USA) 3 b/br c Bernardini (USA) - Marozia (USA) (Storm Bird (CAN)) 863 - FLOWER BOWL INVITATIONAL STAKES, G1, Belmont Park, October 1, 10f 1 Stacelita (FR) 5 bl f Monsun (GER) Soignee (GER) (Dashing Blade) 2 Distorted Legacy (USA) 4 ch f Distorted Humor (USA) - Bunting (USA) (Private Account (USA)) 3 Dynaslew (USA) 5 b/br f Dynaformer (USA) - Slews Final Answer (USA) (Seattle Slew (USA)) 864 - BELDAME INVITATIONAL STAKES, G1, Belmont Park, October 1, 9f 1 Havre de Grace (USA) 4 b f Saint Liam (USA) - Easter Bunnette (USA) (Carson City (USA)) 2 Royal Delta (USA) 3 b/br f Empire Maker (USA) - Delta Princess (USA) (A P Indy (USA)) 3 Satans Quick Chick (USA) 5 b f Sky Mesa (USA) - Dancing Devlette (USA) (Devil’s Bag (USA)) 865 - DURHAM CUP STAKES, G3, Woodbine, October 2, 1800m 1 City Wolf (USA) 4 ch c Giant’s Causeway (USA) - Baby Zip (USA) (Relaunch (USA)) 2 James Street (USA) 4 b c El Prado (IRE) - Alleynedale (USA) (Unbridled (USA)) 3 Stately Victor (USA) 4 b c Ghostzapper (USA) - Collect The Cash (USA) (Dynaformer (USA)) 866 - OAK LEAF STAKES, G1, Santa Anita, October 2, 8f 110yds 1 Weemissfrankie (USA) 2 ch f
Sunriver (USA) - Starinthemeadow (USA) (Meadowlake (USA)) 2 Candrea (USA) 2 b f Trippi (USA) Burn Brightly (USA) (American Chance (USA)) 3 Charm The Maker (USA) 2 b/br f Empire Maker (USA) - Charm The Giant (IRE) (Giant’s Causeway (USA)) 867 - CLEMENT L HIRSCH CHAMPIONSHIP STAKES, G2, Santa Anita, October 2, 10f 1 Acclamation (USA) 5 b c Unusual Heat (USA) - Winning In Style (USA) (Silveyville (USA)) 2 Champ Pegasus (USA) 5 b c Fusaichi Pegasus (USA) - Salt Champ (ARG) (Salt Lake (USA)) 3 Imponente Purse (BRZ) 5 b g Public Purse (USA) - White Tea (BRZ) (Sunny’s Halo (CAN)) 868 - BALLERINA STAKES, G3, Hastings Park, October 2, 1800m 1 Orchid’s Silver (CAN) 5 gr/ro f Orchid’s Devil (USA) - Simply Silver (USA) (Simply Majestic (USA)) 2 Class Included (USA) 3 b f Include (USA) - A Classic Life (USA) (Sky Classic (CAN)) 3 Dashing Daisy (CAN) 5 b f Mass Market (USA) - Just Like Celia (CAN) (Free At Last (USA)) 869 - TEMPTED STAKES, G3, Belmont Park, October 2, 6f 1 Believe You Can (USA) 2 b/br f Proud Citizen (USA) - El Fasto (USA) (El Prado (IRE)) 2 Perennial Song (USA) 2 b/br f Songandaprayer (USA) - Yearly Copy (USA) (Souvenir Copy (USA)) 3 Georgie’s Angel (USA) 2 b/br f Bellamy Road (USA) - Lalka (CAN) (Dynaformer (USA)) 870 - PILGRIM STAKES, G3, Belmont Park, October 2, 8f 110yds 1 Shkspeare Shaliyah (USA) 2 b c Shakespeare (USA) - Tricky Mistress (USA) (Clever Trick (USA)) 2 Kitten’s Kid (USA) 2 ch c Kitten’s Joy (USA) - Madame Du Lac (USA) (Lemon Drop Kid (USA)) 3 Fantastic Song (USA) 2 b c Lemon Drop Kid (USA) - Fantastic Shirl (USA) (Fantastic Light (USA)) 871 - NASHUA STAKES, G2, Belmont Park, October 2, 6f 1 Vexor (USA) 2 ch c Wildcat Heir (USA) - Real Clever Trick (USA) (Yes It’s True (USA))
international database 2 Trinniberg (USA) 2 b/br c Teuflesberg (USA) - Bella Dorato (USA) (Goldminers Gold (CAN)) 3 Seeker (USA) 2 b/br c Hard Spun (USA) - Classic Olympio (USA) (Olympio (USA)) 872 - MISS GRILLO STAKES, G3, Belmont Park, October 2, 8f 110yds 1 Pure Gossip (USA) 2 ch f Pure Prize (USA) - Dixieland Achiever (USA) (Dixieland Band (USA)) 2 Mystic Mama (USA) 2 gr/ro f Scat Daddy (USA) - Runaway Grey (USA) (Runaway Groom (CAN)) 3 Bourbonstreetgirl (USA) 2 b f Langfuhr (CAN) - Amaretta (USA) (Woodman (USA)) 873 - STOLL KEENON OGDEN PHOENIX STAKES, G3, Keeneland, October 7, 6f 1 Hoofit (NZ) 4 b c Mossman (AUS) Chuckle (AUS) (Danehill (USA)) 2 Aikenite (USA) 4 b/br c Yes It’s True (USA) - Silverlado (USA) (Saint Ballado (CAN)) 3 Hamazing Destiny (USA) 5 b c Salt Lake (USA) - Ms Proud Destiny (USA) (Artax (USA)) 874 - DARLEY ALCIBIADES STAKES, G1, Keeneland, October 7, 8f 110yds 1 Stephanie’s Kitten (USA) 2 b f Kitten’s Joy (USA) - Unfold the Rose (USA) (Catienus (USA)) 2 Heart Of Destiny (USA) 2 ch f Lion Heart (USA) - Doc’s Destiny (USA) (Doc’s Leader (USA)) 3 Putthebabiesdown (USA) 2 b f Closing Argument (USA) - Turtle Beach (USA) (Out of Place (USA)) 875 - OAK TREE MILE STAKES, G2, Santa Anita, October 8, 8f 1 Jeranimo (USA) 5 b c Congaree (USA) - Jera (USA) (Jeblar (USA)) 2 Mr Commons (USA) 3 b c Artie Schiller (USA) - Joustabout (USA) (Apalachee (USA)) 3 John Johny Jak (USA) 4 b c Wildcat Heir (USA) - Pure Adrenalin (USA) (Saint Ballado (CAN)) 876 - ANCIENT TITLE STAKES, G1, Santa Anita, October 8, 6f 1 Amazombie (USA) 5 b c Northern Afleet (USA) - Wilshe Amaze (USA) (In Excess) 2 Irrefutable (USA) 5 gr/ro c Unbridled’s Song (USA) - Honestly Darling (USA) (Kingmambo (USA)) 3 Mensa Heat (USA) 5 b/br c Unusual Heat (USA) - Chi Chi Nette (USA) (Ole’ (USA))
877 - WOODFORD STAKES, G3, Keeneland, October 8, 5f 110yds 1 Havelock (USA) 4 b g Great Notion (USA) - Piconeach (NZ) (Spectacular Love (USA)) 2 Perfect Officer (USA) 5 b g Officer (USA) - Perfect Tradition (USA) (Perfect Vision (USA)) 3 Country Day (USA) 5 b c Speightstown (USA) - Hidden Assets (USA) (Mt Livermore (USA)) 878 - THOROUGHBRED CLUB OF AMERICA STAKES, G2, Keeneland, October 8, 6f 1 Holiday For Kitten (USA) 3 b f Kitten’s Joy (USA) - Blue Holiday (USA) (Cure The Blues (USA)) 2 Musical Romance (USA) 4 b/br f Concorde’s Tune (USA) Candlelightdinner (USA) (Slew Gin Fizz (USA)) 3 Switch (USA) 4 b f Quiet American (USA) - Antoniette (USA) (Nicholas (USA)) 879 - SHADWELL TURF MILE STAKES, G1, Keeneland, October 8, 8f 1 Gio Ponti (USA) 6 b c Tale of The Cat (USA) - Chipeta Springs (USA) (Alydar (USA)) 2 Get Stormy (USA) 5 b c Stormy Atlantic (USA) - Foolish Gal (USA) (Kiri’s Clown (USA)) 3 Sidney’s Candy (USA) 4 ch c Candy Ride (ARG) - Fair Exchange (USA) (Storm Cat (USA)) 880 - FIRST LADY STAKES, G1, Keeneland, October 8, 8f 1 Never Retreat (USA) 6 b/br f Smart Strike (CAN) - Lisieux (USA) (Steady Growth (CAN)) 2 Together (IRE) 3 b f Galileo (IRE) Shadow Song (IRE) (Pennekamp (USA)) 3 Daveron (GER) 6 ch f Black Sam Bellamy (IRE) - Darwinia (GER) (Acatenango (GER)) 881 - DIXIANA BREEDERS’ FUTURITY, G1, Keeneland, October 8, 8f 110yds 1 Dullahan (USA) 2 ch c Even the Score (USA) - Mining My Own (USA) (Smart Strike (CAN)) 2 Majestic City (USA) 2 ch c City Zip (USA) - It’schemistrybaby (USA) (Meadowlake (USA)) 3 Optimizer (USA) 2 b c English Channel (USA) - Indy Pick (USA) (A P Indy (USA)) 882 - HAWTHORNE GOLD CUP HANDICAP, G2, Hawthorne, October 8, 10f 1 Headache (USA) 5 gr/ro c Tapit (USA)
- Pamric (USA) (Woodman (USA)) 2 Where’s Sterling (USA) 4 b c Northern Afleet (USA) - Twinkler (USA) (Benny The Dip (USA)) 3 Cease (USA) 4 b c War Chant (USA) Limit (USA) (Cox’s Ridge (USA)) 883 - JAMAICA HANDICAP, G1, Belmont Park, October 8, 9f 1 Western Aristocrat (USA) 3 b/br c Mr Greeley (USA) - Aristocratic Lady (USA) (Kris S (USA)) 2 Brilliant Speed (USA) 3 b/br c Dynaformer (USA) - Speed Succeeds (USA) (Gone West (USA)) 3 Wilkinson (USA) 3 b/br c Lemon Drop Kid (USA) - Tasha’s Delight (USA) (Afternoon Deelites (USA)) 884 - FRIZETTE STAKES, G1, Belmont Park, October 8, 8f 1 My Miss Aurelia (USA) 2 b f Smart Strike (CAN) - My Miss Storm Cat (USA) (Sea of Secrets (USA)) 2 Stopshoppingmaria (USA) 2 b/br f More Than Ready (USA) - Skybox (USA) (Spend A Buck (USA)) 3 Miss Netta (USA) 2 b/br f Street Sense (USA) - Dyna Peak (USA) (Dynaformer (USA)) 885 - CHAMPAGNE STAKES, G1, Belmont Park, October 8, 8f 1 Union Rags (USA) 2 b c Dixie Union (USA) - Tempo (USA) (Gone West (USA)) 2 Alpha (USA) 2 b c Bernardini (USA) Munnaya (USA) (Nijinsky (CAN)) 3 Right To Vote (USA) 2 b/br c Political Force (USA) - What a Knight (USA) (Tough Knight (USA)) 886 - GREY STAKES, G3, Woodbine, October 9, 1600m 1 Prospective (USA) 2 b/br c Malibu Moon (USA) - Spirited Away (USA) (Awesome Again (CAN)) 2 Lockout (USA) 2 b/br c Limehouse (USA) - Non Sibi (USA) (Wild Deputy (USA)) 3 Bluedacious (USA) 2 gr/ro c Bluegrass Cat (USA) - Unbridled Con (USA) (Unbridled’s Song (USA)) 887 - JUDDMONTE SPINSTER STAKES, G1, Keeneland, October 9, 9f 1 Aruna (USA) 4 b/br f Mr Greeley (USA) - Surya (USA) (Unbridled (USA)) 2 Pachattack (USA) 5 ch f Pulpit (USA) El Laoob (USA) (Red Ransom (USA)) 3 La Gran Bailadora (USA) 4 b f Afleet Alex (USA) - Affirmed Dancer (USA) (Affirmed (USA))
888 - BOURBON STAKES, G3, Keeneland, October 9, 8f 110yds 1 Animal Spirits (USA) 2 b c Arch (USA) - Pennant Champion (USA) (Mr Prospector (USA)) 2 Coalport (USA) 2 ch c Kitten’s Joy (USA) - Ballade’s Girl (USA) (Saint Ballado (CAN)) 3 Lucky Chappy (IRE) 2 b c High Chaparral (IRE) - Germane (GB) (Distant Relative) 889 - MORVICH STAKES, G3, Santa Anita, October 10, 6f 110yds 1 California Flag (USA) 7 gr/ro g Avenue of Flags (USA) - Ultrafleet (USA) (Afleet (CAN)) 2 Excessive Passion (USA) 4 b c Vronsky (USA) - Ms Hearts N Arrows (USA) (In Excess) 3 Ain’t No Other (USA) 3 b g Old Topper (USA) - Miami Margie (USA) (Shadeed (USA)) 890 - J P MORGAN CHASE JESSAMINE STAKES, G3, Keeneland, October 13, 8f 110yds 1 Somali Lemonade (USA) 2 b f Lemon Drop Kid (USA) - Chic Corine (USA) (Nureyev (USA)) 2 Sweet Cat (USA) 2 b/br f Kitten’s Joy (USA) - Claire’s Smile (USA) (Carson City (USA)) 3 Emerald Gold (USA) 2 b f War Front (USA) - Dina Gold (USA) (Seeking The Gold (USA)) 891 - OAK TREE DERBY, G2, Santa Anita, October 15, 9f 1 Ultimate Eagle (USA) 3 b/br c Mizzen Mast (USA) Letithappencaptain (USA) (Captain Bodgit (USA)) 2 Venomous (GB) 3 b c Red Ransom (USA) - Snake Dancer (IRE) (Golden Snake (USA)) 3 Cozy Kitten (USA) 3 b g Kitten’s Joy (USA) - Caterette (USA) (Cozzene (USA)) 892 - QUEEN ELIZABETH II CHALLENGE CUP STAKES, G1, Keeneland, October 15, 9f 1 Together (IRE) 3 b f Galileo (IRE) Shadow Song (IRE) (Pennekamp (USA)) 2 Marketing Mix (CAN) 3 b/br f Medaglia d’Oro (USA) - Instant Thought (USA) (Kris S (USA)) 3 Nereid (USA) 3 b/br f Rock Hard Ten (USA) - Dowry (USA) (Belong To Me (USA))
international database 893 - HAWTHORNE DERBY, G3, Hawthorne, October 15, 9f 1 Willcox Inn (USA) 3 b/br c Harlan’s Holiday (USA) - De Aar (USA) (Gone West (USA)) 2 Suntracer (USA) 3 ch c Kitten’s Joy (USA) - Taxable Deduction (USA) (Prized (USA)) 3 Friendly Banter (USA) 3 ch c Distorted Humor (USA) - Sometime (IRE) (Royal Academy (USA)) 894 - SPEND A BUCK HANDICAP, G3, Calder, October 15, 8f 110yds 1 Mad Flatter (USA) 6 b c Flatter (USA) - Miss Pangea (USA) (Honor Grades (USA)) 2 Mambo Meister (USA) 6 b g King Cugat (USA) - Bleu’slittlesecret (USA) (Desert Secret (IRE)) 3 Stimulus Plan (USA) 5 b/br c Jump Start (USA) - Dutchess Alexandra (USA) (Judge Smells (USA)) 895 - KNICKERBOCKER STAKES, G3, Belmont Park, October 15, 9f 1 Boisterous (USA) 4 b/br c Distorted Humor (USA) - Emanating (USA) (Cox’s Ridge (USA)) 2 Sleepless Knight (USA) 5 b/br c War Chant (USA) - Dream About (CAN) (Cherokee Run (USA)) 3 Mr Ryder (USA) 4 ch c Giant’s Causeway (USA) - Saudia (USA) (Gone West (USA)) 896 - ATHENIA STAKES, G3, Belmont Park, October 15, 8f 110yds 1 Denomination (USA) 5 b f Smart Strike (CAN) - Dreamlike (USA) (Storm Cat (USA)) 2 Unbridled Humor (USA) 4 gr/ro f Distorted Humor (USA) - Devotion Unbridled (USA) (Unbridled (USA)) 3 Countess Lemonade (USA) 4 b/br f Storm Cat (USA) - Love Me True (USA) (Kingmambo (USA)) 897 - NEARCTIC STAKES, G1, Woodbine, October 16, 1200m 1 Regally Ready (USA) 4 ch c More Than Ready (USA) - Kivi (USA) (King of Kings (IRE)) 2 Bated Breath (GB) 4 b c Dansili (GB) Tantina (USA) (Distant View (USA)) 3 Gypsy Ring (CAN) 5 b/br g Where’s The Ring (USA) - Gypsy Genna (CAN) (Varick (USA)) 898 - E P TAYLOR STAKES, G1, Woodbine, October 16, 2000m 1 Miss Keller (IRE) 5 b f Montjeu (IRE) -
Ingozi (GB) (Warning) 2 I’m A Dreamer (IRE) 4 b f Noverre (USA) - Summer Dreams (IRE) (Sadler’s Wells (USA)) 3 Dream Peace (IRE) 3 b f Dansili (GB) Truly A Dream (IRE) (Darshaan) 899 - HAROLD C RAMSER SR STAKES, G3, Santa Anita, October 16, 8f 1 Up In Time (GB) 3 ch f Noverre (USA) - Up At Dawn (GB) (Inchinor (GB)) 2 Celestial Kitten (USA) 3 ch f Kitten’s Joy (USA) - Heavenly Glory (USA) (Honour And Glory (USA)) 3 Bauble Queen (USA) 3 b/br f Arch (USA) - Muneefa (USA) (Storm Cat (USA))
WORLDWIDE 900 - George Main Stakes, G1, Rosehill, September 17, 1400m 1 Sincero (AUS) 4 br g Umatilla (NZ) Yours As Always (AUS) (Prego) 2 Ilovethiscity (AUS) 4 ch c Magic Albert (AUS) - Kensington Rose (NZ) (Kenfair (NZ)) 3 Triple Elegance (AUS) 5 b g Mossman (AUS) - Mary Machree (AUS) (Quest For Fame) Sire: UMATILLA. Sire of 34 Stakes winners. In 2011 - SINCERO Prego G1, SHARED REFLECTIONS Hurricane Sky G3, DRACONIC Kenvain LR. 1st Dam: Yours As Always by Prego. Dam of 6 winners: 1996: STAR OF GEORGIA (f Luskin Star) 9 wins in Australia. Broodmare. 1997: BROOKTON FOREVER (f Luskin Star) Winner in Australia. Broodmare. 1998: Always Glowing (f Forest Glow) ran on the flat in Australia. 1999: Brookton Alliance (f Strategic) ran on the flat in Australia. 2001: (c Nothin’ Leica Dane) 2002: BROOKTON FLASH (f Spartacus) 4 wins in Australia. 2003: MR QUAD (g Spartacus) Winner in Australia. 2004: (f Nothin’ Leica Dane) 2005: ZARZEUS (g Zariz) 4 wins in Australia. 2007: SINCERO (g Umatilla) 9 wins in Australia, George Main S G1, AAMI Stradbroke H G1, Tattersalls Club Tramway H G3, De Bortoli Wines Gosford Guineas LR. 2nd Dam: Love Lost by Home Guard. ran a few times at 2 and 3. Dam of Jenufa (f Last Tycoon: 3rd Wintergreen S), It’s Cryin’ Time (g Opera Prince: 3rd Dayana S LR) Broodmare Sire: PREGO. Sire of the dams of 16 Stakes winners. In 2011 SINCERO Umatilla G1.
The Umatilla/Prego cross has produced: BLESSUM G1, SINCERO G1.
Mr Prospector Miswaki Hopespringseternal UMATILLA b 88 Nijinsky Dancing Show Show Lady SINCERO br g 2007 Be My Guest Prego Audrey Joan YOURS AS ALWAYS ch 91 Home Guard Love Lost Catherine Linton
901 - Windsor Park Horlicks Plate, G1, Hastings, September 17, 1600m 1 Jimmy Choux (NZ) 4 b c Thorn Park (AUS) - Cierzo (NZ) (Centaine (AUS)) 2 Mufhasa (NZ) 7 br g Pentire (GB) Sheila Cheval (NZ) (Mi Preferido (USA)) 3 Hold It Harvey (AUS) 7 b g King Cugat (USA) - Daly Charm (AUS) (Best Western (AUS)) Sire: THORN PARK. Sire of 12 Stakes winners. In 2011 - JIMMY CHOUX Centaine G1, THE PARTY STAND Royal Academy G1, VEYRON Centro G1, CENTENNIAL PARK Last Tycoon G2, MAGIC BRIAR Danske LR. 1st Dam: Cierzo by Centaine. ran on the flat in New Zealand. Dam of 1 winner: 2004: Whiskey Kiss (f Indian Danehill) ran on the flat in New Zealand. 2006: Bootlegger (g Indian Danehill) ran on the flat in New Zealand. 2007: JIMMY CHOUX (c Thorn Park) 10 wins in Australia, New Zealand, Flinders Lane Rosehill Guineas G1, New Zealand 2000 Guineas G1, Telecom New Zealand Derby G1, Windsor Park Horlicks Plate G1, Wakefield Challenge S G2, NZ Bloodstock Ins. Hawke’s Bay Guineas G2, Stella Artois Great Northern Guineas G2, P. Cataldo Bloodstock Wellington S G3, H S Dyke Waikato Guineas G3, 2nd Makfi Hawke’s Bay Challenge S G1, H S Dyke Wanganui Guineas LR, Wentwood Grange Star Way S LR, 3rd Diamond Ellerslie Sires’ Produce S G1, Ford Manawatu Sires’ Produce S G1. 2008: (c King’s Chapel) 2010: (f Keeninsky) 2nd Dam: GALE by Wild Rampage. 3 wins in New Zealand Castletown S LR. Broodmare Sire: CENTAINE. Sire of the dams of 95 Stakes winners. In 2011 - JIMMY CHOUX Thorn Park G1, LITTORIO Bellotto G2, DON DOMINGO Don Eduardo G3, GUY NO O’Reilly G3, ZINGALING Redoute’s Choice G3, ESCADAIRE O’Reilly LR, LANG Lord Ballina LR, LEGSMAN Pins LR.
Nureyev Spinning World Imperfect Circle THORN PARK ch 99 Bluebird Joy Christmas Spirit JIMMY CHOUX b c 2007 Century Centaine Rainbeam CIERZO b 99 Wild Rampage Gale Imposing Choice
902 - Hyland Colours Underwood Stakes, G1, Caulfield, September 17, 1800m 1 Lion Tamer (NZ) 4 b c Storming Home (GB) - Lioness (NZ) (Generous (IRE)) 2 Southern Speed (AUS) 4 b/br f Southern Image (USA) - Golden Eagle (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ)) 3 Midas Touch (GB) 4 b c Galileo (IRE) Approach (GB) (Darshaan) Sire: STORMING HOME. Sire of 6 Stakes winners. In 2011 - LION TAMER Generous G1, JAKKALBERRY Barathea G3. 1st Dam: Lioness by Generous. unraced. Dam of 1 winner: 2005: Queen of Lions (f King of Kings) unraced. 2006: Miss Lioness (f Johar) ran on the flat in New Zealand. 2007: LION TAMER (c Storming Home) 5 wins in Australia, New Zealand, Hyland Colours Underwood S G1, Aami Victoria Derby G1, Network Visuals Champagne S LR, Ming Dynasty H LR, Murdoch Newell Counties Challenge S LR, 2nd AAMI Moonee Valley Vase G2, 3rd Wentwood Grange Star Way S LR. 2008: (c Falkirk) 2nd Dam: BLUE SATIN by Pompeii Court. 2 wins in New Zealand. Dam of Blue Grass (c Postponed: 3rd Ford 2yo Taranaki Classic G3) Broodmare Sire: GENEROUS. Sire of the dams of 43 Stakes winners. In 2011 - LION TAMER Storming Home G1, DANDINO Dansili G2, MOURINHO Oratorio G3, NAHRAIN Selkirk LR, PASSAGGIO Exceed And Excel LR, ROMAN EMPIRE Roman Art LR, SETA Pivotal LR. Mr Prospector Machiavellian Coup de Folie STORMING HOME b 98 Shareef Dancer Try To Catch Me It’s In The Air LION TAMER b c 2007 Caerleon Generous Doff The Derby LIONESS b 2001 Pompeii Court Blue Satin Blue Denim
international database 903 - PFD Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes, G1, Caulfield, September 24, 1400m
1 Toorak Toff (AUS) 4 ch c Show A Heart (AUS) - Orong (AUS) (Grand Lodge (USA)) 2 Pinnacles (AUS) 8 ch g Fuji Kiseki (JPN) - Galroof (NZ) (Maroof (USA)) 3 Master of Design (AUS) 6 b/br c Redoute’s Choice (AUS) - Urge To Merge (AUS) (Last Tycoon) Sire: SHOW A HEART. Sire of 13 Stakes winners. In 2011 - TOORAK TOFF Grand Lodge G1, HEART OF DREAMS Royal Academy G2, WOORIM Canadian Silver G3. 1st Dam: Orong by Grand Lodge. unraced. Own sister to AVILDE. Dam of 1 winner: 2007: TOORAK TOFF (c Show A Heart) 5 wins in Australia, PFD Sir Rupert Clarke S G1, Toohey’s New Golden Rose S G1, Jansz National S G3, Lister Diesel Eng. Vain S LR, 2nd The Age Caulfield Guineas Prelude G3. 2008: Economic (c Bradbury’s Luck) unraced to date. 2009: (f Show A Heart) 2nd Dam: BLIXEN by Mighty Avalanche. 7 wins in Australia Sandown Guineas G2. Dam of AVILDE (f Grand Lodge: Belle of the Turf S LR, Doomben Roses LR, 2nd Coongy H G3, Adrian Knox S G3). Third dam of HESITATES, SUPER LACUNA. Broodmare Sire: GRAND LODGE. Sire of the dams of 31 Stakes winners. In 2011 - TOORAK TOFF Show A Heart G1, XTENSION Xaar G1, SELKIS Monsun G2, KANZAN Commands G3, RASPBERRIES Lonhro G3, GOLD BIHAR Royal Abjar LR, WORK THE ROOM Bel Esprit LR, CIRO VINCENTI Clodovil LR. Cossack Warrior Brave Warrior Nothing To Do SHOW A HEART ch 97 Regal Advice Miss Sandman Misty Morning TOORAK TOFF ch c 2007 Chief’s Crown Grand Lodge La Papagena ORONG 2002 Mighty Avalanche Blixen Swahili Princess
904 - Sportingbet Manikato Stakes, G1, Moonee Valley, September 30, 1200m 1 Sepoy (AUS) 3 ch c Elusive Quality (USA) - Watchful (AUS) (Danehill (USA)) 2 Sister Madly (AUS) 5 b f Redoute’s Choice (AUS) - Jade Tiara (AUS) (Bureaucracy (NZ)) 3 More Joyous (NZ) 5 b f More Than Ready (USA) - Sunday Joy (AUS) (Sunday Silence (USA)) Sire: ELUSIVE QUALITY. Sire of 58 Stakes winners. In 2011 - SEPOY Danehill G1, BULLBARS Singspiel G3, ELUSIVE KATE Lemon Drop Kid G3, STAGE PRESENCE Zeditave G3, TIME PRISONER Night Shift G3, ALL FOR THEE Affirmed LR, MR BIG Danehill LR, DEMONSTRATIVE Quiet American LR, WAAHEB Lahib LR. 1st Dam: Watchful by Danehill. Own sister to CAMARENA and Untouchable. Dam of 1 winner: 2006: Twitcher (f Reset) unraced. 2007: Cautious Time (c Elusive Quality) 2008: SEPOY (c Elusive Quality) 5 wins in Australia, Patinack Farm Blue Diamond S G1, Sportingbet Manikato S G1, AAMI Golden Slipper S G1, Danehill S G2, Blue Diamond Prelude (c&g) G3, Maribyrnong Trial S LR, Patinack Farm Blue Diamond Preview (c&g) LR, TPI Association Vain S LR, 2nd Jacob’s Creek Todman S G2. 2009: (c Dubai Destination) 2nd Dam: Canny Miss by Marscay. unraced. Dam of CAMARENA (f Danehill: Queensland Derby G1, 2nd Flight S G1, Louis Vuitton Mackinnon S G1, Eat Well Live Well Cup G1, 3rd AJC Oaks G1, Ansett Australia S G1), Untouchable (c Danehill: 2nd Todman Slipper Trial G2). Grandam of CAMARILLA, Induna. Broodmare Sire: DANEHILL. Sire of the dams of 173 Stakes winners. In 2011 - ALOHA Encosta de Lago G1, BENFICA Lonhro G1, DANEDREAM Lomitas G1, DREAMAWAY More Than Ready G1, DUNCAN Dalakhani G1, FRANKEL Galileo G1, GOLDEN LILAC Galileo G1, MAYBE Galileo G1, RODERIC O’CONNOR Galileo G1, SEPOY Elusive Quality G1, SHOCKING
Street Cry G1, ELITE FALLS More Than Ready G2, PINWHEEL Lonhro G2, SARAH LYNX Montjeu G2, CHACHAMAIDEE Footstepsinthesand G3, DO YOU THINK Starcraft G3, FALINO Fusaichi Pegasus G3, IRONSTEIN Zabeel G3, NEEDS FURTHER Encosta de Lago G3, ONE LAST DANCE Encosta de Lago G3, PRECIOUS LORRAINE Encosta de Lago G3, RAINBOW PEGASUS Agnes Tachyon G3, SPLASH POINT Street Cry G3, WINTER BURST Western Winter G3, ABSALON Mossman LR, ADNOCON Clang LR, AGISTER Mossman LR, BERLING Montjeu LR, CRYSTAL GAL Galileo LR, EMMROOZ Red Ransom LR, LAGALP Galileo LR, LUDKA Singspiel LR, MAHISARA More Than Ready LR, MR BIG Elusive Quality LR, OLDER THAN TIME Don Eduardo LR, REEM Galileo LR, RHYTHM OF LIGHT Beat Hollow LR, ZAUBERIN Zabeel LR. The Elusive Quality/Danehill cross has produced: CAMARILLA G1, SEPOY G1, BERNICIA G2, RELATED G2, MR BIG LR, Dijla G2, Elusive King G2, Unique Quality G2, Viking Turf Belle G2, Jalsah G3, Spirit of Battle G3, Weatherstaff G3, Absent Pleasure LR, Etive LR, Induna LR, Princess Quality LR.
Mr Prospector Gone West Secrettame ELUSIVE QUALITY b 93 Hero’s Honor Touch of Greatness Ivory Wand SEPOY ch c 2008 Danzig Danehill Razyana WATCHFUL b 2001 Marscay Canny Miss Jesmond Lass
905 - racingnetwork.com.au Epsom Handicap, G1, Randwick, October 1, 1600m 1 Secret Admirer (AUS) 4 ch f Dubawi (IRE) - Secret Illusion (AUS) (Secret Savings (USA)) 2 Pinker Pinker (AUS) 4 b f Reset (AUS) Miss Marion (AUS) (Success Express (USA)) 3 Red Tracer (AUS) 4 b f Dane Shadow
(AUS) - Kisma (AUS) (Snippets (AUS)) Sire: DUBAWI. Sire of 34 Stakes winners. In 2011 - DUBAWI HEIGHTS Suave Dancer G1, HAPPY ARCHER Jeune G1, SECRET ADMIRER Secret Savings G1, WALDPARK Acatenango G1, DUBAWI GOLD Green Desert G2, MONTEROSSO Barathea G2, WORTHADD Rahy G2, FOX HUNT Sadler’s Wells G3, KAPITALE Winged Love G3, KHOR SHEED Manila G3, PERFECT TRIBUTE Invincible Spirit G3, BLANCHE DUBAWI Diktat LR, FRANKENSTEIN Nordance LR, HUNTER’S LIGHT Barathea LR, LUCK OR DESIGN Green Desert LR, NOVA STEP Nureyev LR, RED DUBAWI Homme de Loi LR, SOORAAH Persian Bold LR, SURREY STAR Fantastic Light LR. 1st Dam: Secret Illusion by Secret Savings. unraced. Dam of 3 winners: 2003: MISS SECRET (f Snaadee) 3 wins in Australia. 2004: SUNNY BRAVIA (g Reassure) 2 wins in Malaysia. 2005: Dancing Noverre (c Noverre) unraced. 2007: SECRET ADMIRER (f Dubawi) 2 wins in Australia, racingnetwork.com.au Epsom H G1, Coolmore Stud Flight S G1, 2nd Tattersalls Club Tramway H G3, Villi’s Bakery Toy Show Quality H LR, 3rd McGrath Estate Reginald Allen H LR. 2008: (f Nadeem) 2009: (c Shaft) 2nd Dam: OUR ILLUSION by Balios. 1 win in New Zealand. Dam of DONEGAL MIST (c Balmerino: The Metropolitan H G1, 3rd XXXX Brisbane Cup G1). Grandam of SIR DEX, Heron. Broodmare Sire: SECRET SAVINGS. Sire of the dams of 4 Stakes winners. In 2011 - SECRET ADMIRER Dubawi G1, NIGHT WAR General Nediym G2, BIG TIME Danewin LR.
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The Katie Nugent Duathlon: photos by Jim McCartan The Katie Nugent Duathlon took place on Sunday, October 16 at Ballinlough Castle, Clonmellon, Co. Westmeath in aid of the fund set up by Nick and Alice Nugent in memory of their daughter Katie, who died of leukemia in May last year, aged just six. The fund is dedicated to the emotional and psychological welfare of children (and their families) on St John’s Ward, the oncology and haematology ward at Our Lady‘s Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin. Despite many of the bloodstock industry being already knackered from an intense month spent at the yearling sales, many of the great, good, slow and not so fit from the racing and bloodstock industries
turned out in support – at least the last four weeks’ spent walking around sales’ yards inspecting and selling horses helped do something for the fitness levels. In total, 200 people took part and an amazing €70,000 was raised in sponsorship. Race winner was David Fagan MRCVS, with Tattersalls auctioneer Harry Fowler in second. The ladies’ race was won by Aushorse representative Fiona Goor. If you missed your chance to get involved, wish to donate or want to find out what you can do to help with the charity, go to www.katienugentfund.com.
1. Winner alright! Race winner David Fagan with Alice Nugent 2. Timmy Hyde: spotted a runner to note for the future? 3. Clodagh Kavangh: is she off to a Flying Start? 4. Stretch two, three, four: Andrew Nolan of Goffs limbers up 5, 6 and 7. Slow, slower, walk: Michael O’Leary bounds up the hill; Nick Nugent sprints up the hill; Eddie O’Leary looks up in the hill in despair 8. They’re off! Tattersalls’ Harry Fowler (far right, black vest) was keen to get flyer – will his point-to-point rides get such a positive start to their races this season? 9. Don’t go off too fast! Nick Nugent puts the day job to good use as he advises the runners ahead of the challenge