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SO YOU THINK
Irish Champion Stakes-Gr.1 Eclipse Stakes-Gr.1 Tattersalls Gold Cup-Gr.1
Anthony Oppenheimer talks about Hascombe and Valiant Stud
Car Colston Stud: a Triple Group 1 winner
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The Blandford Boys: Tom Goff and Richard Brown celebrate 10 years of their bloodstock agency
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Keith Harte Bloodstock: the consignment operation that has grown through recession The Taylors, the owners of the dual Oaks winner Dancing Rain, have plans for a stud farm
Neil Clarke advocates a non-market approach for British racing, and Jocelyn de Moubray puts a "real" value on the price of yearlings
The Tattersalls October Sale will set the standard for the European yearling market in 2011 and will be...
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2011 STALLIONS • ALFRED NOBEL • AUSSIE RULES • CHOISIR • DANEHILL DANCER • DUKE OF MARMALADE • DYLAN THOMAS • EXCELLENT ART • FASTNET ROCK • FOOTSTEPSINTHESAND • GALILEO • HIGH CHAPARRAL • • HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR • HURRICANE RUN • MASTERCRAFTSMAN • MONTJEU • ORATORIO • PEINTRE CELEBRE • RIP VAN WINKLE • ROCK OF GIBRALTAR • STARSPANGLEDBANNER • STRATEGIC PRINCE • THEWAYYOUARE • YEATS • Contact: Coolmore Stud, Fethard, Co. Tipperary, Ireland. Tel: 353-52-6131298. Fax: 353-52-6131382. Christy Grassick, David O’Loughlin, Eddie Fitzpatrick, Tim Corballis, Maurice Moloney, Gerry Aherne, Mathieu Legars or Jason Walsh. Tom Gaffney, David Magnier, Joe Hernon or Cathal Murphy: 353-25-31966/31689. Kevin Buckley (UK Rep.) 44-7827-795156. E-mail: email@example.com Web site: www.coolmore.com All stallions nominated to EBF.
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Attractive Group 1 winning son of Oasis Dream Top: Colt by NAYEF out of Blue Symphony, sold for 525,000 guineas at the Tattersalls October Sales 2010, Book 1. Bottom: LUI E LA LUNA. Undefeated in two starts at two and a major hope for the 2012 Italian 2000 Guineas. Colt out of Weqaar, a half sister to World Champion SAKHEE.
Colt out of Tamazug, Group 3 placed from the close family of Celestial Storm.
First yearlings in 2012
Brilliantly bred Group winning son of Danzig
MAWATHEEQ wins the Cumberland Lodge Stakes Gr.3 at Ascot.
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Paul Haigh is looking forward to the Three Peaks
RIP Donald McCain and Michael Jarvis, the pedigree and genetics symposium, Pour Moi arrives at Coolmore, Voute supports sales races
18 British racing
Sue Montgomery reviews the first stage of the new-look British autumn racing calendar
26 It was better than expected
John Sparkman reviews the positive results at Keeneland September
30 Record imports in Australia
December Draw and My Kingdom Of Fife reveal the popularity and success of northern-hemisphere bred imports Down Under
34 Six G1 winners and more
Alan Porter discusses the strength of the Galileo-Danehill nick
38 A long line of Travers Stakes connections for Stay Thirsty
The Bernardini colt’s Travers Stakes victory is not the first for his family
Cap Coz, dam of Indian Days and Reply
106 Bloodstock backgrounds Jimmy George of Tattersalls
Blandford Bloodstock recently celebrated 10 years of business. Tom Goff and Richard Brown talk about keeping things going after partner Joss Collins’s death in 2003
Jocelyn de Moubray assesses currency movements and economic change to see if he can put a real value on the price of yearlings 25792_HC
52 Mark of distinction
Sally Duckett meets pin-hooker, sales consignor and former NH jockey, SO YOU THINK Mark Dwyer
57 Off to the best start TOP FL
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62 Making plans
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Anthony Oppenheimer has been making plans for Hascombe and Valiant Stud. Sally Duckett discovers more
2011 STALL • HOLY ROMA IONS • ALFRED NOBEL N EMPER Contact: Coolm OR • HURRICANE • AUSSIE RULES • CHOIS RUN ore IR Tom Gaffne Stud, Fethard, Co. Tipper• MASTERCRAFTSMAN • DANEHILL DANCE R • DUKE y, David Magni • ary, er, Joe Herno Ireland. Tel: 353-5 MONTJEU • ORATORIO OF MARMALADE 2-6131 • n or Cathal • Murphy: 353-2298. Fax: 353-52-6131 PEINTRE CELEBRE DYLAN THOMAS • EXCEL • RIP VAN 5-31966/316 LENT ART 382. Christy WINKLE • Grassi 89. Kevin Buckle ROCK OF GIBRA • FASTNET ROCK y (UK Rep.) ck, David O’Loughlin, LTAR • STARS • FOOTSTEPSIN Eddie 44-7827-79 5156. E-mail Fitzpatrick, Tim Corba PANGLEDBANNER THESAND • GALILEO • STRAT • HIGH : sales@coolm llis, ore.ie WebMaurice Moloney, Gerry EGIC PRINCE • THEWA CHAPARRAL • site: www.c oolmore.comAherne, Mathieu Legars YYOUARE • YEATS • or All stallions nominated Jason Walsh. to EBF.
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Anthony Opp Hascombe enheimer talks about and Valiant Stud The Blandfor Richard Brow d Boys: Tom Goff their bloodston celebrate 10 yearand s of ck agency Car Colston Stud: a Tripl e Group 1 winn Keith Hart er operation e Bloodstock: the cons that has grow ignm n through ent recession
Car Colston Stud has bred three Group 1 winners in just 15 years. We meet stud manager Keith Haggins
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76 The B team
48 The real value of yearlings
88 The database
Keith and Eileen Harte have seen their consignment and boarding operation grow, despite the onset of recession
Asks Neil Clarke of plans for the future of British horseracing, advocating a return to strong, central control
86 Mare of the month
72 Making the business work
Dr Bryan M. Waldridge and Dr Clarissa Brown-Douglas examine cause, effect and management of Equine Proliferative Enteropathy
43 Is the market really the best way forward?
82 One reason why foals may lose weight
British racing and Tattersalls feature
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I know Steve Dennis wrote to you in the Racing Post in September, and yes he mentioned much that I wished to talk about, and far more eloquently than I can manage, but please hear me out as I wish to speak from the heart. First, let me congratulate you on your new job. I hope you enjoy it – I also hope that you know what you are letting yourself in for. There is still time for you to have a change of tack, offer the excuses of family circumstance – I would. I know the BHA said it interviewed 40 people, but that sounds like a little bit of a porky pie as I can’t imagine there were even half that many suitable candidates keen to take on such a niche and troubled spot – maybe there was really no one else other than yourself for the role and the rest were just fakes, or human resources didn’t do that good a filtering job. Don’t want to dampen your enthusiasm as I know there is no one else on this planet for the job, but I think you should know what you are dealing with from the outset. Anyway, please don’t change your mind and come over in January (bring a warm coat or two) as, yes we really, really need you. We have not had a leader in place now for six months, and in reality nothing more than a figure-head for four years – the last man lost any credibility in his first few months of office. Through this year the warring parties, they like to call themselves stakeholders and includes the organisation you are about to lead, have descended into full-out civil war. There is little respect, arguments are carried out though the newspapers; it has descended into farce. Away from the big political picture, though, I am rather selfishly concerned about my own life. You see so much of what I do, what I am, revolves around the sport of horseracing, and at present I can’t see my future. All of my jobs, my business, my sport, my daily routine, my social life, my boyfriends, in fact my everything stems from horseracing. It is, I guess, a bit sadly one-dimensional, but it does explain some of the wonder of racing – that the sport and its offshoots can supply one person with all of the above, most of the facets required for a happy life, as well as offering complete, encompassing and life-long entertainment. (1st job hint: communicate that to the wider world) It is, of course, all due to the thoroughbred to which I give my respect and eternal thanks, unlike those who claim themselves to be capable
Dear Mr Bittar,
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British racing can lay claim to being the best in the world, but it ain’t nothing to be proud of if we’re broke
of managing the business of the sport of kings. I don’t think I am the only one to reap so much from the noble thoroughbred, but the one thing, I suppose that trumps everything in the search for that happy life, is money. I, and the many thousands like I, working as bookmakers, bloodstock agents, grooms, journalists, jockeys, trainers, racecourse staff Returning from my interview with Mr Oppenheimer, I caught a taxi home from Reading station, my free lift failing to materialise. Unfortunately I had a chatty driver, who busily told me all about himself – he is a degree holder with two young children and his brother has a PhD and does research for a university. He then asked as to what I do. “Media”, I said, never daring to claim the ability of a mainstream journalist. “A magazine,” I replied after he probed further. Then came the dreaded question: “What sort of magazine?” I had no choice but to say horseracing, knowing that it would lead to either a blank look, outrage on welfare grounds or demands for a tip. (I know I shouldn’t worry, but saying “horseracing” is rather like admitting that you were gay in the 1980s. I know I should be “Racing and Proud of it”, but after a long day it is rather easier to avoid conflict). But no, he said: “That’s nice – why were you in London?”“Interviewing a man,” I replied. Still this did not satisfy him. “Who, a jockey?” he asked. “No, an owner” (I thought saying ‘breeder’ might test the conversation a little too much). “Who?” he asked? Christ, I thought, let’s get home… “A man whose family mine diamonds in South Africa and around the world, and run a hugely successful, multinational business that really is the diamond industry, ” I said, thinking not only how incongruous that sounded in the back of my Reading taxi, but also how amazing the sport of racing is that it allows little old me access to such individuals in the name of, and to talk about, the thoroughbred. “Oh, was he nice?” asked taxi driver.
and so much more require – need – British horseracing to be viable. Okay, as we are frequently told British racing can lay claim to being the best in the world, but it ain’t nothing to be proud of if we’re broke and can’t make a living from it. Due to total mismanagement and a lack of commercial nous we have no Tote, racecourses filter their engorged media money out of the industry into their shareholders’ wallets, the BHA has lost control of race planning, the tariff system threatens to devalue race quality, and certain powerful groups are threatening to leave the weak to die on the parched, financially bare plains of economic loss conveniently forgetting that British racing is supposed to be about diversity and opportunity, providing an easily available sport, accessible for all and throughout the country. Proposals recently put forward do nothing to deal with any causes of financial loss, merely shoring up what is left of the cash for the top of the pyramid, leaving the remainder to fight over the crumbs like rats. And still we have the flawed Levy system – a dinosaur that so many eons ago, when I first began to understand racing finance and politics, was told had to go. Trying to feed the industry with all of the leaks and failings of the Levy is like trying to feed the 5,000 with five skinny fish – yet we have no miracle performer to turn those few morsels into a shoal of riches. Or do we? Is that going to be you Mr Bittar? Will you be racing’s Messiah? But where on earth do you start? And are you really brave enough for the task that you have taken upon yourself? We want this industry to be the best in the world, but we want to continue making a living from it, and a life with it, first. I wish you luck, but I really do need you to make it work because I know (unlike many) that I can’t take what I have enjoyed, and loved, from racing for granted.
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Paul Haigh takes a look at the new world order of international autumn racing
Might it be possible for a horse one day to win the Arc, the Champion Stakes and one of the Breeders’ Cup races – ideally the Classic but no doubt the Turf would do?
imagination was the idea of a day full of championship races, and very soon the imitators began to appear. Perhaps the development of the Arc meeting as a wider convention of excellence began with Arazi’s Grand Criterium and then his trip over to butcher Bertrando and the rest in what remains the most astonishing display of brilliance most ever expect to see. Gradually the supporting events at the Arc meeting began to gain prestige of their own. Dubai followed the Festival pattern, which the Australians and British jump racing had known about for years. Hong Kong did the same. By the beginning of the new millennium the Arc meeting as a (sort of) European version of the Breeders’ Cup had taken shape, and if the BC ever enjoyed pre-eminence, that was now being challenged. Now, suddenly, British racing with its new emphasis on “narrative” is producing an exciting climax of its own. Champions Day has moved from Newmarket (a set of gallops never really designed for the benefit of spectators not on horseback) to a proper racecourse in Berkshire. Beefed up, it now offers an occasion far greater than it used to be when the Champion Stakes found itself badly squeezed between the Arc and the Breeders’ Cup. The BC should be a little bit worried by the way, as according to the recent IFHA ratings hardly any of the world’s leading thoroughbreds, including Frankel, Black Caviar, Rocket Man will be there. The best Americans are Tizway in equal 13th, Acclamation equal 16th and Animal Kingdom and Shackleford equal 27th and of the top ten racehorses only So You Think could be described as a probable. There will be arm wrestling between Longchamp and Ascot. Obviously the former has the considerable advantage of being in Paris, but the real test will be which horses turn up where.
nce, not that long ago, there was only one real climax to the northern-hemisphere racing season. Well yes, there was Champion Stakes Day at Newmarket, but nobody got terribly excited about it. The race itself didn’t compare with the Big Prize. That was the Arc. Even in the early 1980s the Arc meeting itself didn’t really constitute a Festival. Towering over everything was the undisputed European Championship. Nestled in its shade, attracting some attention, was the Prix de l’Abbaye, and apart from that there were a few races nobody but the true professional thought much about. Like the Japan Cup nowadays, the then oneday Arc meeting was really a one-race event. Once the big one was over nobody thought about anything else except the best way to get down to the Brasserie. All that began to change in 1984, and the reason was nothing to do with Orwell. It was all about the Breeders’ Cup. The Breeders’ Cup, we were all then given to believe, was going to to transform everything, to become the premier event in world racing. No other was going to come close. No champion could be said to hold his crown legitimately unless he had gone to the US to defend it. For a variety of reasons things didn’t quite pan out that way. We were all dazzled for a while. Then people, particularly us sniffy Brits, began to ask why we didn’t have anything comparable ourselves. “Why not a European Breeders’ Cup?” was the frequently uttered cry. “Because the Yanks wouldn’t come” was the retort. We didn’t have the finance – note the word “Breeders’”. We didn’t have the dirt. And we didn’t allow the “medication”. “Aha!” cried the BC sceptics. “Just as we thought. It’s nothing more than a publicity stunt for drug-crazed American stallions who couldn’t beat our chaps even if they came over here with full chemical assistance.” Some shrewdies at Coolmore and elsewhere thought they knew different, and reluctantly the sceptics were forced to accept that the economics of establishing a potential stallion’s reputation in the country with the largest thoroughbred population and (then anyway) the most money to spend did make a certain amount of sense. But the thing that really caught the
We already know the best horse in the world will be at Ascot. Maybe the key indicator will be So You Think. Will his astute connections decide that he’d do more for his stud value by winning the Arc or the Champion Stakes? One being at the preferred Coolmore distance of 10f (“natural speed”); the other at a trip that makes some US breeders think of the scary word “stamina” reaching in panic for the smelling salts. Perhaps he’ll try both. Which brings us to a wild but interesting thought. The last winner of the traditional Triple Crown, and almost certainly the last who will ever attempt it, was the superlative Nijinsky. Perhaps weakened by his exertions – it seems incredible now, but they even asked him to win the King George (which he did on the bridle) – and certainly weakened by a ringworm attack, he failed in the attempt to compensate for narrow Arc defeat with victory in the Champion Stakes. The result was second place to Lorenzaccio whose only genuine claim to fame was the fact that he won Nijinsky’s last race. Of course no-one will ever ask a colt, even one of his brilliance, to complete a programme like that again. But what if a new Triple Crown emerged from the existence of three distinct peaks in the European and US autumn? Might it be possible for a horse one day to win the Arc, the Champion Stakes and one of the Breeders’ Cup races – ideally the Classic but no doubt the Turf would do? If that could be reckoned a possibility, what would such a horse be worth at stud? And what effect would the targeting of such an achievement have on the programme a horse was asked to follow in the build up? You don’t have to be on anything very illegal to imagine a future Zarkava or a Sea The Stars skipping the Derby, the Prix du Jockey Club, the Diane, the King George, the Grand Prix de Paris and any other race that might be seen as incompatible with the ultimate aim.
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Michael Jarvis dies at 73
Former Newmarket Group 1-winning trainer loses his battle with cancer
Oaks victor Eswarah as well as the Prix du Jockey-Club winner Holding Court. Pressing’s victories in the Bayerisches Zuchtrennen (G1) and three victories in the Bosphorus Cup (G2) was a highlight of his latter career, the horse winning upwards of £1.7 million. He also won the Italian Derby twice and trained the talented and enigmatic multiple Group 1 winner Rakti. Few trainers have can stay at the top of their profession throughout a long career without any downturns. Jarvis’s own trough came in the 1990s, when at one stage he found himself Michael Jarvis with his Group 1 Prix du Jockey-Club winner Holding Court
In an illustrious career which spanned nearly 40 years, Jarvis trained numerous Group 1 winners, including Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner Carroll House
UST two days after the loss of former trainer Ginger McCain, Newmarket-based Flat trainer Michael Jarvis died aged 73. Michael Andrew Jarvis was born in 1938 at Lewes, Sussex, the only child of the jump jockey Andrew Jarvis. Following in his father’s footsteps, he rode as a National Hunt jockey (three winners) before deciding that his future lay in training horses for the racecourse rather than riding them. Jarvis’s big break came in 1968, when the Radio Rentals tycoon David Robinson set him up in Newmarket as one of his private trainers – a position he was to hold for eight years. Success came quickly – in his first season he won both the July Cup and Nunthorpe Stakes with So Blessed. In his second season, the form in that first year continued with Jarvis winning the Haydock Sprint Cup with Tudor Music, a race he also won with Green God (1971) and Petong (1984). In an illustrious career which spanned nearly 40 years, Jarvis trained numerous Group 1 winners, including Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner Carroll House (although the trainer had to sweat through a 25- minute stewards’ enquiry and was convinced the horse would lose the race), Ameerat, who won the 1,000 Guineas in 2001, the 2005
with just 20 horses, and came close to bankruptcy. His fortunes were restored by the patronage of Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum, who began to send him 20 yearlings each year — one of which turned out to be was the filly Ameerat, who brought Jarvis that first Classic success when winning at Newmarket. It was the beginning of a long-term partnership between trainer and owner, which lasted until Jarvis retired. In 2004, Jarvis took over a number of Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum’s horses, one of which was Eswarah, whom Jarvis sent out to win the Oaks in 2005. With things firmly back on
the up, Jarvis, who usually had around 80 horses in his yard, trained 106 winners in 2008, passing the century mark for the first time in his career. Ill health forced him to retire from training before the start of the 2011 Flat season, handing over to his long-time assistant Roger Varian. Things have begun well for Varian and he has trained 39 winners and one Group winner by the middle of September. Sheikh Ahmed’s and Shiekh Hamdan’s horses are still with Varian. He is survived by his second wife, Gay, whom he married in 1987. He has three daughters
Conference reveals speed of change in equine genetics The second Thoroughbred Pedigree, Genetics and Performance Conference, presented by The BloodHorse magazine, and Pedigree Consultants, LLC took place on September 7 and 8, at the Griffin Gate Marriot Hotel, Lexington, Kentucky. Extended from last year’s oneday event, the conference featured 18 speakers, including geneticists, pedigree pundits, exercise physiologists, and representatives of companies specialising in measuring cardio function, biomechanics, and stride. The conference featured a number of speakers from Europe, including Dr. Matthew Binns,
formerly of the Royal Veterinary College, and now with The Genetic Edge; Dr. Emmeline Hill of Equinome Ltd.; Dr. Steven Harrison from Thoroughbred Genetics; and the Scotland-based American, Bill Oppenheim, a market analyst and pedigree consultant. Last year’s keynote opening presentation noted how much has changed in the field of pedigree research and the assessment and prediction of performance in the thoroughbred. This year’s conference emphasised that the speed of that change is still increasing. Although Steve Harrison’s
McCain with the Grand National trophy after Amberleigh House’s success
Ginger McCain after Amberleigh House’s Grand National victory in 2004
Thoroughbred Genetics was formed more than ten years ago, industry awareness of the potential for studies of DNA to impact the breeding and buying process was limited until Equinome Ltd began to publicise its “Speed Gene” concept. Subsequently, and since last year’s conference, Equinome has developed a test for potential class at a given distance, based on a panel of genes relating to traits that are particularly relevant for performers over different distance. At least three other US companies, The Genetic Edge; Dr. Dav Doodnauth’s LifeLine Labs; and newly-formed
Performance Genetics LLC – represented by Lead Scientist Dr. Steve Tammariello – all of which were presented at the seminar, are now performing tests to assess potential in the thoroughbred. The genetics of performance, in particular, is a young science and tremendous numbers of variables contribute to athletic performance, some likely to remain intangibles for the foreseeable future, which should allay fears of “Frankenhorses” or merely that a few individuals with access to the technology will come to totally dominate. Further detail in next month’s issue
Aintree legend Ginger McCain dies Racehorse trainer and Aintree legend Donald “Ginger” McCain has died aged 80. A former taxi driver and car salesman, his most famous acheivement was to train Red Rum to win the Grand National three times in the 1970s, adding a further victory in the famous race a quarter of a century later in 2004 with Amberleigh House. He and Fred Rimmell are the only trainers to win the race four times. McCain took out a training permit in 1952 but it was not until 1969 that he was fully licenced, operating at that time from small stables between a used car showroom and a chinese restaurant and famously training his horses on nearby Southport beach. In 1972, for racehorse owner Noel Le Mare, he bought Red Rum for 6,000gns at the Doncaster August Sales, despite reports from several vets that
the horse had an incurable bone disease known as pedalostitis. Although frequently lame and despite being sprint-bred for the Flat, he won six of his nine races in the 1972/73 season. “Rummy” won his first Grand National in 1973 in receipt of almost two stone from top-weight Crisp. He became the first repeat winner since Reynoldstown in 1936 when he won the Aintree marathon the following year. Red Rum also ran gallant races in defeat and was second in 1975 and 1976 before winning the National once again in 1977. Amberleigh House provided McCain with a fourth victory in the race in 2004 and the trainer retired two years later. McCain is survived by his wife Beryl, whom he married on Grand National day 1959 and their two children, one of whom is Donald who continued the family’s romance with the Grand National by winning the race in 2011.
New chief executive of the BHA appointed Paul Bittar is “looking forward to the challenges” that British racing poses
aul Bittar has been appointed chief executive of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), joining the organisation from his current position as chief strategy officer at Racing Victoria, the governing authority in Victoria, Australia. Beforehand he was chief executive of New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing having formerly worked in Britain as project manager at the British Horseracing Board. Bittar takes up his new role in January. Paul Roy, chairman of the British Horseracing Authority, said: “Paul Bittar is a racing enthusiast through and through. He combines keen management and financial skills with love for the sport and a well-informed understanding of the challenges
Paul Bittar: new BHA chief executive
that British racing must overcome at this time. After a prolonged and painstaking search, the selection team was unanimous in putting him forward for the job.” Bittar, 41, was born and raised in Australia. He is a qualified accountant and has worked in racing management since 2000, where he had four years as commercial manager at Racing
New South Wales. After working for the BHB he became the chief executive of New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing until 2009. During this period he successfully restructured NZTR. In 2009, he joined Racing Victoria in a newly created role of chief strategy officer. Speaking of his appointment, Bittar said: “It is a tremendous honour for me to be appointed chief executive of the British Horseracing Authority, the sport’s spiritual home. My priority on taking up the role will be to work with the board and stakeholders to secure a sound business footing for the industry, whilst further enhancing its world-leading racing programme and standards of integrity and welfare. I’m looking forward to both the challenge and the pleasure of working in British racing again.” Ian Barlow, chairman of the Racecourse Association, said: “There is so much that is positive
about the development of racing, capitalising on our unique qualities as a racing nation, but there are undoubtedly a number of significant challenges that all our stakeholders need to work together to resolve, and leadership from the BHA is critical to that. “Amongst an excellent shortlist of candidates, Paul emerged as the leading contender. His proven leadership qualities and his broad international experience, including in Great Britain with the BHA’s predecessor, well equips him for such a vital role.” Paul Dixon, Chairman of the Horsemen’s Group, said: “I am confident that we have found the right person for this role. Paul is familiar with British Horseracing from his time with the BHB and he has much firsthand experience and knowledge regarding the needs of owners, trainers, breeders, jockeys, stable staff and others who work in our great sport.”
Pour Moi arrives at Coolmore Pour Moi, who was retired from racing as we went to press with the September issue of International Thoroughbred, has arrived at Coolmore. The winner of the Derby (G1) over-reached when working on the gallops in August with trainer Andre Fabre and the decision was taken to retire the son of Montjeu to stud. He arrived at the Irish farm at the beginning of September. Stud manager Harry King said: “Pour Moi is all class and quality – no doubt the best looking stallion prospect to come to Coolmore since Galileo.”
Pour Moi at his new base at Coolmore in Ireland. From left: Maurice Moloney (nominations), David O’Loughlin (director of sales), Harry King (manager), Gerry St John (stallions) and Eddie Fitzpatrick (manager)
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efuse To Bend, sire of Arc antepost favourite Sarafina, will relocate to Haras du Logis in Normandy for the 2012 covering season. The stallion originally retired to
Kildangan Stud, Ireland, at a fee of €20,000 but moved to Whitsbury Manor, England for the 2010-11 covering seasons, standing at £5,000 and then £4,500. A son of Sadler’s Wells, he is the sire of two Group 1 winners: Sarafina, winner of the Prix de Diane, the Prix Saint-Alary and the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud, and Wavering, who won the Prix Saint-Alary this year. He is sire of a further three Group race winners, the European Group 3 scorers Neon Light and Grace O’Malley, as well as Benny’s Button’s, a Grade 3 winner in Australia. Refuse To Bend will be standing alongside
Darley sire King’s Best, who relocated to France for the 2009 season. The son of Kingmambo is the most expensive stallion at the farm, commanding a fee of €15,000. Sam Bullard, Darley’s director of stallions, said: “Refuse To Bend has proved himself more than capable of siring classy, durable racehorses and, in Sarafina, he has a truly top-class daughter. His stock have performed extremely well in France and we think he has the potential to be a future champion sire there.” A fee for Refuse To Bend will be set in the autumn.
Bloodstock agent William Huntingdon takes a look at the varied world of racing and bloodstock
Yearling sales have been solid so far
For me, the “good vet” is the one who identifies the problems and suggests they should not be an issue. Interestingly, veterinary issues surrounded Power, Dream Ahead, Shamardal and Elvstroem (in Australia) when they were sold. Good scopes are reassuring and a good wind test, post-sale, is very confidence-boosting, as well as giving one a good chance to see how the yearling moves. I am also very keen to have a dialogue with the vendor after getting to my final list. Most vendors are honourable and want you to buy well, they have prepared the horses for the sales and have seen them every day. You soon get to know the sellers who may not want to give you a straight answer. Recent sales of highly rated horses to Hong Kong and the pruning of Class 2-4 races have rung further alarm bells regarding the dumbing down of English racing. In 2006, Hong Kong imported 31 horses of racing age, which rose to 71 last year. Equine influenza in Australia
I am sure that Ted, as a vendor, would prefer it if we just tripped from the bar to the ringside after been given a list from a spotter, but due diligence would not be well served!
he sales season is well underway with markets holding up reasonably well despite world economies still looking very shaky. It was interesting to hear Ted Voute’s comments after Deauville about buyers having too much time to see horses and that “a good vet could find something wrong with all horses”. From a buyers’ perspective, I am happier if I can see a yearling at least three times, and once more immediately before it goes in the ring. The first look is a sifting process in order to work out the second looks. The third look is your final list when you hope to grade them and value them. I am sure that Ted, as a vendor, would prefer it if we just tripped from the bar to the ringside after been given a list from a spotter, but due diligence would not be well served! In Australia, France and often here and in Ireland it is quite usual for agents and trainers to see yearlings on the farm, as well as at the sales.
in 2007 opened the door to European horses and gave them a chance to prove their worth. In fact we needed a new market, to replace the slightly stagnant one in California, which used to be the main destination for “twilight” horses. Another reason for the exodus of the sprinting two-year-old such as Charles The Great and Roman Soldier is the continuing realisation of how poor the programme is for exposed sprinters as three-year-olds. Our Jonathan had a blank season last year after winning the Cornwallis and Maisons-Laffitte Criterium in 2009, but then returned to form this year capping his season with the Ayr Gold Cup. Bookmakers argue that quantity is more important than quality. It may be for them, as on the whole mediocre horses are more inconsistent and the bookie has a better chance of winning. One of the aims of racing is to improve the breed not to reward mediocrity. Betting on horses should be the intelligent form of gambling because horse, trainer and jockey form can
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Rahy and Slip Anchor die on the same day FORMER leading Three Chimneys stallion and Group 1 runner and producer, Rahy died aged 26 on the same day that the Derby winner Slip Anchor also died. He was 29. Both stallions were retired from covering duties in 2009. Rahy, a son of Blushing Groom, was described as “one of the most important stallions we’ve ever had,” by Three Chimneys’ president Case Clay. The stallion got 13 Group/Grade 1 winners, including Fantastic Light, Noverre, Strong Suit and Rio De La Plata. “Rahy was a cornerstone in the development of Three Chimneys,” added Three Chimneys owner Robert Clay. “He was a little horse with a lot of heart. We owe him so much..” Slip Anchor stood throughout his stallion career at Plantation Stud, getting User Friendly, winner of the 1992 Oaks and St Leger, Morshdi, winner of the Group 1 Derby Italiano and the Grosser Preis von Baden (G1), the dual Group 2 winner Posidonas and the Melbourne Cup runner-up Give The Slip.
Slew City Slew, sire of Lava Man, retired be studied in depth. Races can be reviewed and on-course punters can finally evaluate their selections in the paddock. These days punters can act like bookmakers and lay horses they do not fancy. All this is hard work, but gives people a far better chance of winning than the roulette wheel or poker machines. To me, the argument for point-topoint type races on the Flat is more compelling than the increase in low grade races. My month has also been notable for the passing of so many memorable racing figures. Sadly, we lost Ginger McCain and then Michael Jarvis within a week of each other, however closer to home we lost two wonderful characters. Jim Corfield came to Kingsclere from Norah Wilmot to work for my father in 1958 – he only retired this year. He was an excellent work rider with great hands and was associated with most of the great and good Kingsclere horses such as Mill Reef, Silly Season and Lochsong. He died in early September at the age of 85. Many of his friends and workmates attended the funeral, including Snowy Outen who recruited Jim before leaving Kingsclere to become head lad for
Lambourn trainer Barry Hills. Snowy still regularly visits the Hills’ yard and gallops – so young Charlie Hills now has two sages to keep him sharp! Arthur Budgett lived to an even greater age and was still having golf lessons at the age of 94. I would often meet him shopping with his wife Bay in the supermarket at Newbury. Like me, they preferred the one beginning with “S”, however I did meet on my rare visit to the “T” store another well-known locally established equestrian, Mark Todd. At his memorial service I learnt that Arthur was a fine breeder of sheep as well as horses. The service was held in the beautiful 13th century church at Kirtlington by his Leckhampstead vicar with a rousing performance by the organist that Arthur would have much enjoyed. With Downton Abbey going into its’ World War 1 phase it was humbling to read the war memorial tablet on the church wall. With a population of around 800 now, the village lost four men in WW2. In the Great War there were 20 fatalities including four pairs from the same family. How that must have disrupted village and family life.
Slew City Slew, one of Seattle Slew’s leading stallion sons, has been pensioned at the age of 27 by Airdrie Stud due to declining fertility. Slew City Slew, out of the Grade 1 winner Weber City Miss (Berkley Prince), went to stud in 1991 as a dual Grade 1 winner and to date has been represented by 54 stakes winners and horses which have picked up more than $44.5 million. His leading colt is Lava Man, who won three consecutive runnings of the Grade 1 Hollywood Gold Cup as well as the Grade 1 Santa Anita Handicap twice, the Grade 1 Pacific Classic and the Grade 1 Charles Whittingham Memorial. He became the first horse in the US to win Grade I races on dirt, turf and synthetic surfaces. Slew City Slew’s other notable winners, include the Grade 1 Ashland Stakes winner Sis City and Canadian Horse of the Year Win City. Slew City Slew has been represented by 761 foals to race for 555 winners.
Marju retired: “age has caught up with him” DERRINSTOWN STUD’s Marju has been retired from stud duties. The 23-year-old stallion is by Last Tycoon and out of Flame Of Tara, and a three-quarters brother to champion filly Salsabil. He finished second to Generous in the 1991 running of the Derby before winning the Group 1 St James’s Palace Stakes. He is the sire of eight Group 1 winners, most notably five of which are fillies, including Soviet Song, My Emma, Sil Sila and Viva Pataca. He is also the broodmare sire of the multiple Group 1 winner Canford Cliffs. He shuttled to Ra Ora Stud in New Zealand and Collingrove Stuid in Australia in successive seasons in 2000 and 2001, getting the Group 1 Australasian Oaks winner Marju Snip. “Age has finally caught up with him,” said stud manager Stephen Collins. “He has been a wonderfully consistent stallion. He will be a hard act to follow.”
MP rides out in Newmarket
Matthew Hancock tries his hand on a racehorse
atthew Hancock, MP for West Suffolk, experienced riding out first hand in September when he spent a morning at John Gosden’s Clarehaven Stables. Afterwards, Matthew said: “It was a thrill to ride out on Newmarket’s famous Warren Hill. “The gallops early in the morning are stunning and you can see as far as Ely Cathedral. It was an unforgettable experience. “I am passionate about representing Newmarket and securing a strong future for racing. It is easy to forget how much work goes into it behind the scenes. “You learn a lot talking to the lads and
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DUAL-PURPOSE stallion Beat All has been transferred from Richard Kent’s Mickley Stud in Shropshire to stand alongside What A Caper at Sarah Waring’s Pastures Barn Stud in the Cotswolds. Originally retired to Helshaw Grange Stud, Beat All moved with Kent to Mickley in 2006. His best runners on the Flat are smart handicappers Beat The Bell and Lowther, while his top performers over jumps are Dani California and For A Finish. He stood at £1,500 this season, but has never been more expensive than £2,000. *PRIX du Jockey Club winner Anabaa Blue, the sire of Arlington Million winner Spirit One, has joined the stallion roster at Haras du Grand Chesnaie, north-west France from Haras d’Etreham.
No doubts... Sales races and bonus schemes must continue ...for leading sales consignor Ted Voute, who voices his opinion on all things bloodstock and sales-related
aluable sales races devised by the auction companies have recently been criticised in the daily press as having lost their kudos. Richard Hughes condemned the races in the Racing Post, while Richard Hannon, his principal trainer, is the most prolific trainer of winners of these races, helping his owners to recoup some of the purchase and running costs. Hughes’s suggestion that the races are ordinary and that sales companies should put on multiple races of £20,000 defeats the whole purpose of the Millions Series. The original Tattersalls Tiffany Highflyer Stakes had its time, as I am sure the current race will. Just as the Derby winner is not bought at public auction every year, the hope that it can be must incentivise the trainers, owners and agents to promote buying at public auction. Tattersalls enviable record of selling Classic winners gives anyone new to the business a chance to be involved at the highest level. Syndicates have used the Millions race series to their advantage and to encourage new owners in the hope that they will reinvest in horses.
stable girls riding out. They have to work so hard – I think I’ll be feeling it in the morning!”
Beat All and Anabaa Blue: two stallions on the move
The Racing Post bonus already offers £10,000 above prize-money for its nominated races, but this fantastic initiative is also being questioned in some quarters. Surely the time to encourage the continuance of these two initiatives is now, when the Levy contribution to prize-money is down to £32 million? Through the bonus scheme, vendors and owners are increasing this amount by over ten per cent, and that’s not including the EBF contribution from some stallion owners. This is at a time when I am sure Tattersalls must be considering the future of the Millions races on a viability basis due the reduction in the number of yearlings in Book 1 – compared to just two years ago, numbers have plummeted by almost 200. I am no mathematician, but I am sure the odds of being able to walk away with significant prizemoney are even better now! Regarding the quality side of the argument, Tattersalls sold 14 Royal Ascot winners this year and, through to September 22, 2011, 160 winners of 177 Group or Listed races. Surely the object is to purchase at auction proper horses which can win major races? I happened to sell Mozart, who won his first
race at The Curragh a maiden on Derby day and targeted the Tiffany Highflyer race which he won, earning back £229,200 of his 340,000gns purchase price. Fifteen days later, he ran in the Dewhurst in which he finished fourth. As a three-year-old he was champion sprinter and his total prize-money earnings were £500,000, much of which came from the sales race. If he hadn’t gone for the sales race, although he would have finished the season as champion, he would not have covered his costs. Both the Racing Post Bonus series and the sales races have a limited time line – its rather like throwing a party every year; people expect it to happen and start taking it for granted. We never really can evaluate the success of any scheme like this, but it is not doing any harm and is of benefit to a number of sections of the industry directly by creating a number of added reasons to purchase a yearling and have it in training. Even when the supporting races in the Millions series are won by lesser lights or exposed horses it gives the owners a way to recsoup costs. Even the most professional purchasing teams can get it wrong and to still have a way to generate a small income cannot be overlooked.
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Lightening Pearl gave her trainer Ger Lyons and owner Sheikh Fahad Al Thani a first top level success when taking the Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket, writes Sue Montgomery
he commercially-driven rearrangement of the autumn calendar to create the inaugural self-styled British Champions Day has not, despite what the marketing men are telling us, been met with unanimous approval or support and it may fall on the strong shoulders of one horse, Frankel, to save the emperor’s blushes when he sports his new clothes at Ascot in October. The reconstruction of the calendar – or destruction, according to the point of view – has played fast and loose with history and tradition, which are an essential part of the sport’s attraction and continuity, and also with logic. What we are supposed to call Future Champions Day at Newmarket features two of the top races for juvenile colts but neither of the equivalent contests for fillies, which were staged with little overt promotion and were almost overshadowed by the hype surrounding a record £2.9 million Tote jackpot betting pool. In the event, there was no headlinegrabbing payout, with 125 winning units netting £16,610 apiece. The 6f Cheveley Park Stakes, which has yielded three winners of the 1,000 Guineas in the past ten years, produced what may eventually prove a better fairytale with its undeniably apposite result, in that Lightening Pearl gave a first Group 1 victory to one of the sport’s newest, wealthiest and most enthusiastic investors, Sheikh Fahad Al Thani. The young Qatari businessman is in his second year of involvement as an owner and his lavish sponsorship, through his family’s private investment company Qipco, includes that of the £3 million Champions Day. Lightening Pearl, who was supplemented to the Cheveley Park Stakes at a cost of £15,000 after a 5l Group 3 romp at the Curragh, was also a first top-level success for her County Meath-based trainer Ger Lyons. Given that the Irishman is one of 17 trainers employed by the 22-year-old Sheikh, his achievement was not so much a feather in his cap as a whole peacock’s tail.
Sheikh Fahad Al Thani: having a fantastic season
Lyons supplied the first winner for the Sheikh’s emerging Pearl Bloodstock operation, Wade Giles, in June last year and the son of Azamour was subsequently traded on profitably to Hong Kong. Reward came in the shape of five more yearlings, including Lightening Pearl, and with her the breakthrough to the highest level and the start of Classic dreams. Lightening Pearl, secured by Al Thani’s racing manager David Redvers at Goffs last year for €125,000, and others in the yellowand-blue livery, represent a step up in quality for Lyons and his Dunsany team, and one he fully appreciates. “With the Sheikh on board,” said the former jump jockey, “we’ve now got horses we couldn’t have bought. Just because they’re dear doesn’t automatically mean they’re good, but it gives us more of a chance and putting this filly in this race was a no-brainer.” The daughter of Marju will be aimed at the 1,000 Guineas, for which she has entered
September 23 Fillies’ Mile winner Lyric Of Light (Street Cry) out of useful Suez, who won two of three starts and neck 2nd in Cheveley Park on only other start. Last weekend’s stakes winners Poet and Caspar Netscher and now Lyric Of Light – all descendants of prolific broodmare Reprocolor. What a season Acclamation is having with his juveniles – Oh So Sharp Stakes (G3) winner Alsindi is his sixth stakes winner from his 2yo crop. Alsindi’s dam Needles And Pins was a useful 2yo (won at Listed level) and is related to another high-class juvenile, Gimcrack winner River Falls. Ransom Note wins the G2 Joel Stakes at Newmarket. He is a son of Red Ransom and out of an unraced half-sister to the dam of Arc winner Marienbard. Shamardal’s good recent run continues as his well-bred daughter Dark Promise wins the Listed Rosemary Stakes at Newmarket. Dark Promise, a half-sister to Oaks winner Love Divine, the dam of Sixties Icon, will be a fine addition to @LordshipStud broodmare band. September 22 Somerville Tattersalls Stakes winner Crius gives his sire, Heliostatic, a first stakes winner. His dam Fearless Flyer, a Canadian G3 winner at 2. Heliostatic is a G3-winning brother to Irish Derby winner Soldier Of Fortune, whose own first crop are on the ground this year. Newmarket Listed winner Mohedian Lady is the sixth stakes winner from second-season sire Hurricane Run’s 2008 crop. She is also the second stakes winner from her Listed-winning dam Amathia – half-sister to G3 winner Distant Memories (two of first three foals). September 18 Shamardal’s great weekend continues – his fouryear-old son Sommerabend wins G2 Grosse Europa Meile at Munich. September 17 Today’s Prix des Chenes winner Vizir Bere the first European stakes winner by Hurricane Cat (sire of G2 winner from his Chilean 2008 crop). Shamardal having a good day – Casamento’s Group win in France, plus other progeny winners of good handicap at Newbury and sales race at Newmarket. First-season sires again to the fore as Roger Sez, a daughter of Red Clubs, wins the G3 Firth of Clyde Stakes at Ayr. Roger Sez is out of a daughter of Tattersalls Breeders’ Stakes winner Affair Of State, also dam
Remarkably, seven of Marju’s top level winners have been fillies, including Yorkshire Oaks and Prix Vermeille heroine My Emma, from the same family as their sire’s latest celebrity
the market at around 16-1 as she paid a compliment to winter favourite Maybe, who had beaten her at The Curragh in August. Ligthening Pearl showed tremendous speed as she surged to the lead after half a mile under Johnny Murtagh, readily holding the late challenge of outsider Sunday Times, but as she has already won over 7f, a mile is judged to be well within her scope by her connections. Lightening Pearl, bred at the O’Reilly family’s Castlemartin Stud, is the ninth Group 1 winner for 23-year-old Marju, who was pensioned at Derrinstown Stud this year. Remarkably, seven of Marju’s top level winners have been fillies, including Yorkshire Oaks and Prix Vermeille heroine My Emma, from the same family as their sire’s latest
celebrity. Lightening Pearl’s dam Jioconda, a Listed winner, is a grand-daughter of an unraced half-sister to not only My Emma but also Classic Cliche, out of Pato. The Fillies’ Mile has less of a chronological pedigree than the Cheveley Park Stakes, having been founded in 1973 rather than 1899. But it, too, has a fine record as a spotlighter of talent, with such as Bosra Sham, Reams Of Verse, Soviet Song, Alexandrova and Rainbow View as graduates. The latest winner - just, by a head - was Lyric Of Light, who confirmed the upward mobility of another young man. She was an eighth top-level success for Mahmood Al Zarooni in his second season since his promotion to his own division of the Godolphin empire, and the balance of power
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uk racing there seems to have shifted irrevocably. Al Zarooni played a key role in the success of juvenile Vale Of York at the Breeders’ Cup in 2009 and Darley-bred Lyric Of Light may be heading to Churchill Downs in November. As a daughter of Street Cry, a dirt surface would not be an unreasonable proposition, but her distaff side is traditional turf, her third dam being the great Meon Valley matron Reprocolor, and rider Frankie Dettori opined that she kept her unbeaten record despite, rather than because of, the fast surface at Newmarket. In catching Royal Ascot winner Samitar in the final strides, Lyric Of Light reprised the tough attitude she showed when she beat Fallen For You in the May Hill Stakes at Doncaster. She also showed a telling turn of foot and is as short as 10-1 (with only stablemate Discourse and Maybe ahead in the market) for next year’s 1,000 Guineas, having proven herself over course and distance. And in a similar vein one man, at least, appreciated the transfer of the Royal Lodge Stakes to the Rowley Mile. Aidan O’Brien saddled the first three home in the Grade 2 contest – in order Daddy Long Legs, Tenth
Star and Wrote – and was delighted to give the youngsters a taste of the track. “I’m not saying Ascot isn’t a great course, because it is,” he said, “But the Guineas is run at Newmarket and, if you’re thinking like that, it’s great to show it to horses, let them get a feel of it. A horse has to have quick feet to cope with that run down into the dip and experience of it teaches them and helps them grow up.” At its traditional home, the Royal Lodge Stakes has been won by four subsequent Guineas winners, most recently 12 months previously when it was the race that put the spotlight firmly on Frankel’s emerging excellence. Whether or not Daddy Long Legs can follow his example remains to be seen, and bookmakers think not, for he is still judged a 33-1 shot for the Classic. Daddy Long Legs, from the first crop of Coolmore’s Kentucky-based Scat Daddy, was the one of the O’Brien trio who had the run of the race, breaking smartly and making all, relishing the fast ground and his first step up in trip. As an individual, he has scope to progress further and, given his US pedigree, his next test may come at the Breeders’ Cup.
Daddy Long Legs: is by Coolmore’s first-season sire Scat Daddy, who has made a good start at stud. He is a son of Johannesburg , the sire of the Cambridgeshire winner, Prince of Johanne
twitterings of this year’s Lowther Stakes third Hello Glory. Caspar Netscher wins the G2 Mill Reef Stakes for Dutch Art. Another high-class performer from Meon Valley Stud’s Reprocolor damline. Newmarket winner Gathering makes it a juvenile double for Street Cry – 10 domestic juvenile winners now for the Dubai World Cup winner. Beautifully bred, Gathering is out of G3winning juvenile and French Guineas second Seebe, a half-sister to Selkirk. Newbury winner Mighty Ambition another promising 2yo by Street Cry – sire already has three domestic juvenile stakes winners to his name in 2011. Mighty Ambition bred to be special being out of Brigadier Gerard winner New Morning, a sister to Islington and Greek Dance. September 16 Tattersalls Book 2 graduate Cavaleiro impressive winner of the Haynes, Hanson & Clark Conditions Stakes at Newbury for first-crop sire Sir Percy. The sire is exceeding expectations with his first crop of two-year-olds – nine individual winners from only 48 registered foal. Cavaleiro likely to relish middle distances next season – his dam Khibraat is closely related to Park Hill Stakes winner Ranin. September 14 First-season sire Kendargent, sire of 1st and 2nd in yesterday’s G3 Prix d’Arenberg, has had only five runners to date, three of which have won. The sire has only 19 registered two-year-olds. He won twice himself and was second in the 2006 Prix Paul de Moussac (G3) at Chantilly. He is from the family of Prix du Jockey-Club winner Polytain, a distinctly disappointing sire himself. September 10 A Leger double for Montjeu as Jukebox Jury dead-heats with Duncan in Irish version. Listed winner Dolores is proving to be a star broodmare for Normandie Stud. Duncan is a 1/2-brother to the Doncaster Cup winner Samuel and the Listed-placed Deirdre. Dolores’s 2011 foal is her fifth, a filly by Sea The Stars, already named Stella Bellissima. Masked Marvel is another advertisement for German breeding industry – his dam Waldmark a German-bred daughter of German St Leger winner Wurftaube. Masked Marvel the latest G1-winning Montjeu from a German damline – Fame And Glory and Hurricane Run also hail from the country’s bloodlines.
Sahpresa and Lightening Pearl share a common ancestress on their sires’ side, the excellent Kilcarn broodmare Flame Of Tara, all of whose 12 foals to race were winners
Scat Daddy, a Grade 1 winner at two (Champagne Stakes) and three (Florida Derby), was the best from his sire Johannesburg’s first crop and has made a flying start to his own second career. Johannesburg was trained by O’Brien and progressed from taking the Middle Park Stakes to a famous success on dirt in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. Now in Japan, he was also responsible for Prince Of Johanne, the 40-1 winner of the meeting’s feature handicap, the Cambridgeshire. Amid all the reshuffling, there was one note of continuity as the French raider Sahpresa created her own piece of history with an unprecedented hat-trick in the Sun Chariot
Stakes, which was elevated to Group 1 status in 2004. She provided a 16-1 shock when she first won, but this time, with the best top-level consistency in the field, was a well-backed 13-8 favourite.
he six-year-old, trained by Rob Collet for Teruya Yoshida, was always in control under Christophe Lemaire as she accounted for Chachamaidee by a length. She is the only Group 1 winner for her impeccably-bred sire Sahm, who died four years ago at the age of 13 at Shadwell Stud in Kentucky. Sahpresa and Lightening Pearl share a common ancestress on their sires’ side, the
excellent Kilcarn broodmare Flame Of Tara, all of whose 12 foals to race were winners. Most notable among them were Sheikh Hamdan’s pair of Marju, runner-up in the Derby and winner of the St James’s Palace Stakes, and Salsabil, whose five Group 1s included the 1,000 Guineas, Oaks and Irish Derby. Sahm, by Mr Prospector, was Salsabil’s first son. There was a poignant footnote to Sahpresa’s success, for her breeder and former owner Doug McIntyre had died a few days previously. And the much-regretted loss of Newmarket trainer Michael Jarvis to cancer the same week had focussed attention on Firdaws, ultimately third in the Fillies’ Mile. Her trainer Roger Varian, long-time assistant to Jarvis, will aim the daughter of Mr Greely at the Oaks, which his mentor took with the filly’s dam Eswarah. Jarvis did leave a bequest for the future in the Fillies’ Mile – he trained Lyric Of Light’s dam Suez to finish second in a Cheveley Park Stakes – and there may be another in the form of Varian’s charge Oojooba, stylish winner of her maiden on debut the same afternoon. She is by Monsun out of Jarvis’s first and favourite Classic winner, Ameerat.
Masked Marvel’s St Leger win a victory for the statisticians
t is a long time since a St Leger winner became a great sire; the last was Nijinsky, Triple Crown hero of 1970. And with the wholly honourable exception of 1977 runner-up Alleged, the race’s graduates have afterwards found consistent breeding success only in the jumping sphere. It should not be forgotten, though, that it is a racehorse’s first duty to provide entertainment on the track, and the sight of a high-class field tackling the 1m6f at Doncaster, many venturing into unknown territory down its daunting straight of more than half a mile, can be an emotion-stirring spectacle. Masked Marvel came through his test in style in what was judged an above average renewal, his rivals having included a dual Classic heroine in Blue Bunting and two progressive colts in Brown Panther and Sea Moon. But the son of Montjeu put them to the sword, and would have done so at any distance. For good measure, he set a record time, despite a strong headwind. His victory was a bit of a number-cruncher all round. A fourth St Leger for trainer John Gosden, third in four years and a second in a row. A second for Montjeu, after Scorpion, and a second British Classic of the season for him, after Pour Moi’s Derby, bringing the Coolmore stallion’s individual top-level total to 22. It was a second Classic of the year, too, for Masked Marvel’s family; his dam Waldmark is a half-sister to the German Derby winner Waldpark. And a second St Leger for the dynasty; the pair are out of Wurftaube, who won the German version of the marathon in 1996. Masked Marvel was also the second St Leger winner bred at Newsells
Park Stud, the first having been Sir Humphrey de Trafford’s Alcide in 1958, but a first Classic winner for the Hertfordshire nursery under its present regime; the Jacobs family acquired and redeveloped it 11 years ago. When Montjeu’s sire Sadler’s Wells died in April at the age of 30, he left a set of staggering statistics. Seventy-three individual winners of 131 Group or Grade 1 races across the world. At least one top-level winner from each of his first 18 crops. At least one top-level winner for the first 22 years he had runners. Obviously, as he got older the size and quality of his books declined. The last of his crops with a Group 1 winner was that of 2005, courtesy of 2007 Fillies’ Mile winner Listen. And his latest Group 1 winner came when Ask took the Prix Royal-Oak two years ago. But the tail of the great horse’s legacy may yet be ready for one last elite swish. Saddler’s Rock, from his final crop, announced himself as a young stayer of promise by taking the considerable scalp of Opinion Poll in the Doncaster Cup, a Group 2 contest over two and a quarter miles. And next year the John Oxx inmate is likely to have the Gold Cup itself as his prime objective. At the other end of the distance spectrum, July Cup winner Dream Ahead, from David Simcock’s Newmarket yard, retrieved the reputation lost behind Moonlight Cloud in the Prix Maurice de Gheest (G1) reputation by holding Bated Breath and Hoof It at bay in the Haydock Sprint Cup (G1), and may now fairly be judged the best 6f specialist of the campaign. But neither he, nor Masked Marvel, nor Saddler’s Rock, nor Sahpresa, is likely to turn up at Ascot for the new domestic finale. It’s still early in the piece, but Champions Day may prove only to be Champion's Day.
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It was much better than expected
John Sparkman reports on the first book of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale which saw gains on 2010, perhaps to the surprise of many
he racing and auction arms of the thoroughbred racing industry naturally feed off of each other. That has seldom been better illustrated than by the events of August and the first half of September. On July 30, Stay Thirsty, by Bernardini, won the Jim Dandy Stakes (G2) at Saratoga, and a week later, yearlings by his sire were all the rage at Saratoga. On August 27, Stay Thirsty followed up with his first Grade 1 victory in the Travers Stakes (G1), and two weeks after that, yearlings by Bernardini sold for $1.2million, $625,000, and $500,000 at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Bernardini was not the only horse to benefit from racetrack success at Keeneland this year. After Midshipman won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) and a two-yearold championship and Thorn Song and First Defence won Grade 1s, and Eight Belles finished second in the Kentucky Derby (G1) in 2008, their sire Unbridled’s Song received a stellar book of mares in 2009. Yearlings resulting from that windfall of high-class mares sold for $1.3million (the top-priced filly) and $1million at Keeneland. In general the first two books of Keeneland September went much better than anyone expected. Despite – or perhaps because of – the fact that Keeneland had cut Book 2 from four days to three, total proceeds for the first five days of the sale exceeded the gross results from the first six days in 2010, sending $145.2million to the bank accounts of Kentucky breeders. Average soared 17.6 per cent compared to the average at the comparable point last year, and six horses sold for seven-figure prices, compared to three last year. Not surprisingly, though, there was no single standout such as the $4.2million sale topper of last year, but a colt from the penultimate crop of American stalwart
Average soared 17.6 per cent compared to the average at the comparable point last year, and six horses sold for seven-figure prices, compared to three last year
A.P. Indy topped the sale, going for $1.4million to a partnership between Robert S. Evans and John Amerman. Like A.P. Indy himself, the colt will be trained by Neil Drysdale, who said the colt looked more like his sire than any other A.P. Indy that he had ever seen. Yearlings sired by horses owned by or standing at Darley stallion stations, principally Jonabell in Kentucky, comprised 23 per cent of the catalogue for Books 1 and 2, and they dominated proceedings, siring four of the ten highest-priced horses and ranking fourth, fifth, 11th, and 16th on the list of leading sires, despite huge numbers of
yearlings on offer for some of them. As usual, John Ferguson was leading buyer, purchasing 36 horses for over $8million. The most amusing moment occurred though, after Demi O’Byrne signed the ticket for an $875,000 colt by Darley sire Bernardini. Sheikh Mohammed has famously declined to buy yearlings by Coolmore sires for the last several years, and, though O’Byrne bought a Street Sense colt last year, this was the first high-profile purchase of a Darley sired colt by Coolmore in the same time frame. When a reporter mentioned that
The Keeneland top lot was a colt by A.P. Indy sold by Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency and fetched $1.4 million. It was a significantly lower top price than 2010’s $4.2million top horse, also a son of A.P. Indy Photo: Keeneland / Z
When Ferguson bought another Bernardini colt and was reminded of O’Byrne’s comment, he laughed and said: “Well I do know a bit about Bernardini!”
purchasing a Bernardini colt was something of a departure for O’Byrne, the redoubtable Irish agent said: “I really don’t know much about him.” The following day when Ferguson bought another Bernardini colt and was reminded of O’Byrne’s comment, he laughed and said: “Well I do know a bit about Bernardini!” Given the success of his first crop, of course, everybody knows all about Bernardini, especially after Stay Thirsty followed up his Jim Dandy score with a professional victory in the Travers. That made him Bernardini’s third Grade 1 or Group 1 winner from his first crop of three-year-olds, and since his two-year-old daughter Gamilati won the Cherry Hinton Stakes (G2) in August, it is obvious he will not be a one-crop wonder. Stay Thirsty’s stablemate, 2010 champion two-year-old Uncle Mo did everything but win in his return to the races in the King’s Bishop Stakes (G1). Asked to beat some of the best sprinters in the country at 7f, he stalked the pace, took the lead, but got understandably leg-weary near the finish, succumbing by a nose to the late-charging Caleb’s Posse. Saratoga is usually the coming out party for some of the year’s best juveniles, and easily the most impressive performance was turned in by the filly Grace Hall, who ran away with the Spinaway Stakes (G1). By the stayer Empire Maker out of a mare by Ezzoud, Grace Hall is bred to stay but clearly has plenty of speed.
Demi O’Byrne claimed not to know a lot about the sire Bernardini after buying a colt by the Darley stallion
he colts’ equivalent, the Hopeful Stakes (G1) was contested on a sloppy track, which favours front-runners, and the speedy Trinniberg (Teuflesberg), almost stole it, only Currency Swap, a colt by the Grade 2 winner High Cotton (Dixie Union) was able to catch him at the wire. The Giant’s Causeway colt Creative Cause was favoured for the first big test for West Coast juveniles, but he was no match for Drill, a colt from the first crop of the short-lived
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Lawyer Ron, who won comfortably. The fillies equivalent, the Del Mar Debutante (G2) went to Weemissfrankie, from the only crop of Saint Ballado’s son Sunriver, but none of them appeared to be going very fast at the finish. Stay Thirsty may have taken the lead in the contest for best three-year-old colt, but there is no clear leader among the older males. That was made abundantly clear by the result of the Woodward Stakes on September 3, when the brilliant four-year-old filly Havre De Grace, by the late, much lamented Saint Liam, easily dominated a representative field of older males. Both Havre De Grace and her rival, 2010 champion three-year-old filly Blind Luck, may well take on colts again in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1). Another three-year-old who may be a threat in the Breeders’ Cup Classic is the late-developing Prayer For Relief (Jump Start), who shipped from Bob Baffert’s California base to win the Super Derby (G2) at Louisiana Downs. Prayer For Relief didn’t beat much, but that was his fourth victory in as many tries this year, and he gets points for consistency. Perhaps the single most impressive performance of the last month, though, came from the brilliant three-year-old grass filly Winter Memories. The lovely grey El Prado filly was caught in traffic throughout the nine furlongs of the Garden City Handicap (G1) on September 17, and had nowhere to go when a wall of six horses fanned across the track at the top of the stretch. Jockey Javier Castellano finally gave up and wheeled her to the outside with less than a furlong to go, but when he did Winter Memories acceleration was a sight to behold. The daughter of Darby Dan’s Grade 1-winning mare Memories Of Silver simply blew away the opposition, catching Theysken’s Theory in the final strides to win cheekily. We simply do not see exhibitions like that in America as often as you do in Europe because of the different ways our races are usually run. For once, we may have a filly who can beat the foreign challengers in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf (G1).
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Record imports in Australia At the beginning of September, 16 northern hemisphere-bred horses ran in metropolitan meetings, more, it is believed, than ever before on one day
T is thought that a new Australian record for the most number of northern hemisphere-bred horses competing at metropolitan meetings on one day may have been established on September 3, 2011, according to www.racingandsports.com A total of 16 imports, all having raced earlier in their careers in Europe, competed at Flemington (10), Warwick Farm (four) and Morphettville (two). At Flemington five imports ran in the Group 2 Makybe Diva Stakes and another five in the 2000m race concluding the card. It is believed that northern hemisphere Australian imports have not been represented in such numbers in the Australian racing scene since the early part of last century – the 1918 running of the Melbourne Cup included eight such horses. However, of the 16 imports running on September 3, only one was successful – the Irish-bred December Draw (Medecis), a three-time winner in Britain who achieved a career-high rating of 99. He is out of New York, a mare by Danzero, a Danehill stallion who reverse shuttled to the UK in 2000 and 2001, and was bred by Mark and Elaine Clarke’s Wardstown Stud. Sold to JC Bloodstock as a foal for €16,000, December Draw was bought by Amanda Skiffington as a yearling for €25,000. He was trained by William Knight for Brook House Stud before being being shipped to the southern hemisphere where he is now owned by a partnership, including Richard Pegum, G. and M. Towzell and Brook House. December Draw has since won a Group 3 handicap at Caulfield, lining himself up for a run in the Caulfield Cup. Pegum is particularly looking forward to an exciting Australian spring racing season with the Chris Waller-trained My Kingdom Of Fife, who was bought on his behalf by Kern Lillingston at Tattersalls last autumn for 60,000gns. The son of Kingmambo finished second last weekend in Warwick Farm's Chelmsford Stakes (G2), being his first run back for the season. Bred by The Queen and when in Britain trained by Sir Michael Stoute, My Kingdom Of Fife won three races and twice finished third at Group 3 level – in the Cumberland Lodge Stakes and the Winter Hill Stakes. He achieved a career high official rating of 112. After shipping to Australia last November, his race performances have included a win the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick, victory in the AD Hollindale Stakes (G2) on the Gold Coast and a second in the Group 1 Doomben Cup. A son of Kingmambo (Mr. Prospector), he is out of Fairy Godmother (Fairy King), a half-sister to Blueprint.
Kingdom of Fife: winning his first race in Britain. The horse won another three races before he was sold at Tattersalls to go to Australia Photo: PA
Black Caviar picks up multiple awards Undefeated superstar Black Caviar has capped off a stellar 2010/11 season for Inglis graduates by taking out the Australian Racehorse of the Year award. Black Caviar was sold for A$210,000 at the 2008 Inglis Premier Sale. The Bel Esprit-Helsinge mare won all eight of her starts last season, including six at Group 1 level. The mare’s victories were accomplished across five tracks and three states, a feat that judges found made her a worty recipient of the Racehorse of the Year award. The Peter Moody-trained galloper’s crown comes only weeks after fellow Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale graduate Igugu was crowned South African Horse Of The Year. Black Caviar was also voted Australia’s most popular racehorse, and was also presented the Inglis Bloodstock champion sprinter award by Inglis Melbourne director Peter Heagney. “I had the honour of selling Black Caviar at our Melbourne Premier Yearling sale three years ago and it is a big thrill to present the champion sprinter award to this amazing mare,” said Heagney. Black Caviar joined Exceed And Excel, Fastnet Rock, Takeover Target and Starspangledbanner as Inglis graduates to be crowned Australian champion sprinter in the last eight years. The Hong Kong champions Sacred Kingdom and Silent Witness are fellow Inglis graduates to sit atop of the world’s sprint rankings in recent years. Black Caviar is due to compete in Europe next June, with Royal Ascot on the agenda. “With growing support from vendors our aim is to present horses for sale to compete at the highest level, with Black Caviar a wonderful flag bearer for the Victorian breeding industry,” Heagney added. “Inglis is very pleased to have been the sales source for so many Group 1 winners last season, and we look forward to the continued success of our graduates for their connections throughout the next 12 months”.
Dam of Maykbe Diva to return to Desert King Tugela, the dam of the triple Melbourne Cup winner and champion racemare Makybe Diva, is to revisit to the great mare’s sire Desert King this spring. Tugela is the the dam of four individual stakes performers, who have won a combined total of 28 races, including 13 at Group and Listed level. They have amassed more than A$15 million in prize-money. Tugela’s foals include Makybe Diva (Desert King), Musket (Redoute’s Choice), Valkyrie Diva (Jade Robbery) and Shadowofexcellence (Redoute’s Choice). “We have always intended on returning Tugela to Desert King and given they are both currently in Victoria now’s the perfect time,” said her owner Tony Santic to www. racingandbreeding.com “A full brother or sister to the Diva running around will be exciting and something to look forward to.” Makybe Diva herself is to be covered this spring by Santic’s homebred champion Starspangledbanner. Left, champion racemare Maykbe Diva, the daughter of Tugela and Desert King, after winning one of her three Melbourne Cups Photo: PA
Winners flowing thick and fast for Captain Rio in the southern hemisphere Shuttle sire Captain Rio has begun the new Australasian season in fine style, and got the first two-year-old winner of the season, courtesy of Reais, who won at Wanganui on September 3. Captain Rio, a son of Pivotal, also made his presence felt in stakes company on the same card in the Wanganui Guineas when his smart three-year-old Cruiser finished second and his stakes-placed colt Dollario came home in fifth. The Wanganui meeting came just a day after the stallion’s unbeaten filly, the Anthony Cummings-trained She Goes To Rio, won her second start at the Wyong Cup meeting in New South Wales, while his four-yearold colt Captain Todd began his new season sucessfully with his second career victory at Timaru. Furthermore, the Vanessa and Wayne Hillis-trained Major Rio was unlucky not to pick up a fourth race victory when getting done on the line at Ellerslie. Last season, Captain Rio got the New Zealand champion two-year-old, Il Quello Veloce as well as the 2010 VRC Oaks winner Brazilian Pulse To date Captain Rio is the sire of 14 individual stakes winners, six Group winners and 15 stakes placed performers over seven countries. He sired 35 individual winners for the 2010-11 season in New Zealand. When shuttling to the southernhemisphere he is resident at Westbury Stud and is standing at A$9,000 this season.
Group 1 winner for Oratorio part of Danehill’s domination The A$1million Golden Rose Stakes at Rosehill was a triumph for Coolmore sires with the winner Manawanui providing Irish shuttler Oratorio with his first Group 1 winner in Australia. Coolmore sires filled the first two spots with Manawanui defying the late challenge of Smart Missile (Fastnet Rock). Trained at Warwick Farm by Ron Leemon, Manawanui has been in spectacular form with his record now standing at four wins from five starts earning A$788,380. A A$45,000 purchase by Leemon from the Goodwood Farm draft at the 2010 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale, Manawanui is the second foal and second winner for seven-time metropolitan winner Lady Remlap, whose previous foal is the metropolitan winner La Remlap. A daughter of multiple Group 1-winning sire Filante, Lady Remlap has been a regular visitor to Coolmore and has a two year-old filly by Choisir, the sire of La Remlap, and a yearling colt by Oratorio. Manawanui is the first stakes winner in his family in five generations so Oratorio has certainly upgraded this old Australian pedigree, which traces back to champion filly Wenona Girl, his sixth dam. Oratorio is a triple Group 1-winning Irishbred son of Danehill, and Manawanui is his 13th stakes-winner worldwide and third Group 1 winner alongside Banchee (New Zealand) and Beethoven (UK). Oratorio went close to making it a stakes double on the card at Rosehill when his four year-old Torio’s Quest finished a close second
Oratorio: his Golden Rose victor was a third Group 1 winner for Coolmore’s son of Danehill
in the Group 2 Sebring Stakes. It means that sons of Danehill are already dominating the Australian sires’ list, which is still less than two months old. The outstanding start to the 2011-12 season made by Redoute’s Choice has seen him propelled to the lead – he has already produced 33 winners, three Group winners and achieved prize-money earnings of more than $1.4 million. Fastnet Rock is in second, with Oratorio in third. Former champion sire Encosta De Lago, a son of Fairy King, breaks the Danehill stranglehold and is in fourth, ahead of Commands, another son of Danehill.
Commands enjoyed a highly successful 2010-11 season, taking honours as the leading sire of individual winners with a record 155 winners and he already has a stakes winner this season – his five-year-old son won the Grade 3 Kingston Town Stakes at Rosehill on Saturday. The sire of ten Australian stakes winners last season highlighted by the Group 1 winner Erewhon and Group 2 winner Soul, Commands is now the sire of 41 individual stakes winners. Commands has sired Group 1 winners in each of his last three seasons and is devloping as a leading stallion son of his sire in Australia.
Bernardini favourite for Australian first-season sires’ championship Bernardini is the current favourite to become Australia’s leading firstseason sire by winners for this season. The son of A.P. Indy is perhaps an obvious favourite as his first-crop northern hemispherebred two-year-olds broke records in the US and Europe last year. He was the first
freshman stallion in history to sire Group 1 winners on dirt and turf, and his tally of four Group winners was more than any other firstseason sire in 2010. The Sportingbet Australia market for leading firstseason sire has Bernardini top of the market ahead of Casino Prince, Haradasun, Court Command and Street Sense.
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Six G1 winners and more to come
Maybe, seen here winnng at Royal Ascot, became the sixth Group 1 winner bred on the Galileo-Danehill cross when she won the Moyglare Stakes
hen the undefeated Maybe won the Moyglare Stud Stakes (G1) in August – her fifth successive victory – she not only stamped herself as one of the best juvenile fillies of her crop, but also became the sixth Group 1 winner by Galileo out of a Danehill mare. Remarkably, no less than four of those winners have achieved Classic victories: Frankel, Golden Lilac and Roderic O’Connor in 2011. Of course, with Galileo assuming the
The cross between Galileo and mares by Danehill has resulted in 13 stakes winners from 71 starters, which is 18 per cent stakes winners to starters
mantle of his sire Sadler’s Wells, and Danehill daughters having already produced 168 stakes winners worldwide, it’s tempting to credit the success of the combination as being merely a natural consequence of the quality of the components. A look at the raw statistics available on the TrueNicks Enhanced Report demonstrates that not to be the case, showing that the cross between Galileo and mares by Danehill has resulted in 13 stakes winners from 71 starters. This is 18 per cent stakes winners to starters, more than twice the stakes
Alan Porter investigates the successful Galileo-Danehill nick
production strike-rate that Galileo has enjoyed when bred to all other mares, and better than three times the percentage of stakes winners that Danehill mares have achieved when bred to all other sires. It is also worth noting that the stakes production rate of the Danehill mares that have visited Galileo is within half a percentage of that achieved by Danehill mares when bred to all other stallions, which indicates, initially at least, that Galileo did not have the advantage of covering Danehill mares who were especially distinguished.
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Teofilo: the champion juvenile of 2006 popularised the use of Danehill mares with Galileo
We’d have to wonder when there were three individual Classic winners in the same season by an individual sire out of mares by the same broodmare sire?
Surprisingly, given its current standing, the Galileo/Danehill nick made a tame start. There were actually only two starters by Galileo out of mares by Danehill in Galileo’s first northern hemisphere crop – suggesting there were no particularly great expectations from the union – and they turned out to be the minor winners Galilean and Senora Galilei. Instead, and rather ironically in view of the fact of Galileo’s limited impact in Australia, the first stakes winners on the Galileo/ Danehill cross – Banc De Fortune and Miss Galilei – came from Galileo’s first southern hemisphere-sired crop (they being two of only four starters on the cross in that crop). It was Galileo’s second northern hemisphere crop, born in 2004, that yielded a quick change in perception of the potential of the union. Teofilo, who was out of Speirbhean, and a brother to one of the first-crop winners, Senora Galilei, swept through to an undefeated five-race juvenile campaign that saw him win the Tyro Stakes, the Futurity Stakes (G2), the National Stakes (G1) and the Dewhurst Stakes (G1), and earn honours as Europe’s champion two-year-old. Injury prevented Teofilo – the only starter for Galileo out of a Danehill mare from the 2004 northern hemisphere crop – from racing at three, but as we will see, the message he’d sent was taken to heart. In the meantime, the Galileo/Danehill cross continued to enjoy a modest measure of success from its limited opportunities. In the 2005 foal crop, from four Galileo/ Danehill starters came Cima De Triomphe, hero of the Italian Derby (G1), and the stakesplaced Via Galilei. The Galileo/Danehill quartet also included Slaney Wave, a non-winning brother to Teofilo, and one wonders how the cross would have developed had Slaney Wave, not Teofilo, been the 2004 foal from Speirbhean. Perhaps there would have been no Frankel, no Golden Lilac and no Roderic O’Connor! Galileo’s 2006 and 2007 crops yielded seven and six starters out of Danehill mares. From 2006, came the dual Group 3 winner Cuis Ghaire, and the stakes-placed Acteur Celebre. The following year’s crop included two more stakes winners bred on the cross, the Listed scorers Lagalp and Crystal Gal. As far as southern hemisphere-born foals are concerned, the 2006 foal Sidera won a graded stakes race in South Africa, while his 2007 foal Reem won at stakes level in the UAE.
Vagaries of genetic inheritiance
When considering Teofilo, his minor-winning female siblings, Senora Galileil and Teo’s Sister, and his non-winning brother, Slaney Wave, it gives us pause to consider the impact of the vagaries of genetic inheritance on pedigree theories such as nicking. At a molecular level, there are clearly some variants within performance genes possessed by Danehill, which either support or enhance
similar or complimentary performance genes carried by Galileo. It is this that gives a sound basis for the concept of sire/broodmare sire nicks within thoroughbred breeding, although such sharply-defined affinities as the one between Galileo and Danehill mares are rare indeed. However, it is also clear with the number of attempts seen to date that not all Danehill mares inherited these performance variants to pass on to their foals and equally, those that do, still have the variations of inheritance, gene interaction with environment and the environment itself to contend with – hence the varying abilities of siblings relations, even those bred on the most auspicious crosses.
The Teofilo message led to three Classic winners in the 2008 crop
We mentioned earlier, that the success of Teofilo, a two-year-old of 2006, had sent a strong message to European breeders, and that is very apparent when we look at the Galileo foal crop of 2008, which was conceived in the spring immediately following Teofilo’s two-year-old season. That crop produced a total of 166 registered foals, of whom 17 were out of
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There were a number of factors that potentially militated against testing Sadler’s Wells with mares by Danehill, among them being the shortage of Danehill mares qualified enough to visit Sadler’s Wells in his prime
mares by Danehill. To date, 16 of these have started, and 10 are winners. Remarkably the three 2008 foaled stakes winners bred on the cross – Frankel, Golden Lilac and Roderic O’Connor – are all Classic winners. We’d have to wonder when there were three individual Classic winners in the same season by an individual sire out of mares by the same broodmare sire?
No early pointers to using the nick
It’s not actually terribly surprising that the Galileo/Danehill cross took some time to find its feet, or at least to have serious numerical opportunity. The oldest Danehill mares – generally not as well-bred as his later daughters – were only 11-year-olds when Galileo retired to stud, and at that time there were no pointers to encourage wholesale testing of the nick. The record of the cross of Galileo’s sire, Sadler’s Wells, with Danehill mares didn’t offer any encouragement. In fact, it was actually a cross that had distinctly limited opportunity, with only 14 starters. This is understandable, as there were a number of factors that potentially militated against testing Sadler’s Wells with mares by Danehill, among them being the shortage of Danehill mares qualified enough to visit Sadler’s Wells in his prime; concerns about the resulting 2 x 4 inbreeding to Northern Dancer and, from a conformation standpoint, worries about a “worst of both worlds” result which could see a foal inherit light-bone from Sadler’s Wells and Danehill’s tendency to sire offspring that were back at the knee. The 14 starters on the Sadler’s Wells/ Danehill cross did produce two stakes winners, but they can’t have been an influence on any decision-making process involving Galileo’s runners to date, as that duo, Bullet Train (a three-quarters brother to Frankel) and Precious Gem, didn’t earn their blacktype-winning status until 2010. It’s also worth noting that Bullet Train and Precious Gem are also the only two stakes winners for Sadler’s Wells out of mares by Danzig and his sons, although the sire did get 2007 Group 3 winner Liscanna out of a mare by Danehill Dancer (a son of Danehill).
Other variations did not inspire confidence If the cross of Sadler’s Wells himself with mares descending from Danehill and Danzig was unspectacular, the same can be said of most other variations on theme, the cross of
The Galileo/Danehill cross in numbers
Group 1 winners, of which are Classic winners
stakes winners worldwide
The Galileo/Danehill cross has
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Galileo with Danehill mares aside. There are 127 starters from the cross of all other sons of Sadler’s Wells and mares by Danehill, for just nine stakes winners. The union of Galileo with mares by sons of Danehill has resulted in two stakes winners from 29 starters, and trying other sons of Sadler’s Wells with mares by Danehill sons has generally proved an exercise in futility with one stakes winner, the Australian blacktype scorer Scenic Fair, from 90 starters. Clearly there is something unique to
a considerable proportion of Danehill mares that suits Galileo from a genetic and biomechanical standpoint. A look at the TrueNicks report, using Frankel as an example, reveals some another interesting background. As well as outperforming the sire and broodmare sire in percentage of stakes winners, the Galileo/Danehill cross has been a strong influence for quality, supplying eight of Galileo’s 41 Group or Graded winners (14.5 per cent) and six of his 22 Group or Grade 1 winners (27 per cent), although it has provided only a little better than six per cent of Galileo’s starters. Four of the stakes winners are male, six are female, but all four of the stakes-winning colts are Group 1 winners, three of them achieving that distinction at two (Frankel and Roderic O’Connor at two and three). In addition to conferring precocity, the nick also appears to convey a measure of speed. The average-winning distance for the offspring of Galileo and Danehill mares is 8.73f – 9.48f for the colts, 8f for the fillies (slightly shorter than the average distance over which they have raced), compared to an average winning distance of 10.31f for the offspring of Galileo with all other mares. Miss Galilei has shown the most stamina out of the stakes winners for the cross, scoring a Listed win over 1m4f in South Africa. Of the group and graded winners, Cima De Triomphe’s Italian Derby (G1) win came at 1m3f, but most of them have been best at around a mile. Of course, Danehill sired top-class winners across the complete range of distances, and so the data almost certainly reflects the understandable tendency to breed Galileo to Danehill mares with some speed in the background. One thing is certain, the Galileo/Danehill cross will have plenty of opportunity in future. There are 19 foals out of Danehill mares in Galileo’s 2009 foal crop, and a further 25 foals bred the same way in his 2010 crop.
GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO WAIT... ...UNTIL OCTOBER This fall we offer all our colts plus two well bred fillies out of stakes winning mares. The yearlings were raised here at Haras de Saint
filly MONSUN / CELEBRE VADALA (PEINTRE CELEBRE)
Pair and of course, they are all eligible for the French Premiums.
046 055 065 093 140 155 180 240 colt NEW APPROACH / GUARDIA (MONSUN)
colt ELUSIVE CITY / INDIAN MAIDEN (INDIAN RIDGE)
colt TOYLSOME / KITCAT (MONSUN)
colt AUTHORIZED / MARIE LAURENCIN (PEINTRE CELEBRE)
filly PIVOTAL / RICINE (TITUS LIVIUS)
colt MUHTATHIR/ SASANUMA (KINGMAMBO)
colt DANSILI / SQUAW DANCE (INDIAN RIDGE)
colt OBSERVATORY / ANNA PAVLOVA (DANEHILL DANCER)
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Stay Thirsty’s family boasts extended Travers Stakes connections
Stay Thirsty winning the Travers Stakes. His victory further enhanced the reputation of sire Bernardini
From the first crop of the Travers winner Bernardini
Given that he was not a precocious horse, Bernardini, who stands at Darley in Kentucky, made an extremely impressive start to his stud career with his first two-year-olds in 2010
he Travers Stakes is North America’s oldest major stakes event, having first been run in 1864. Known also as “The Midsummer Derby” the timing of the Travers – far enough into the year for late developers to meet the survivors of the Triple Crown trail, but before the second-season Classic distance horses have to face their elders – means that it is frequently a key event in deciding the destination of the three-year-old championship. This year’s renewal may have a major impact when the Eclipse Awards are handed out early next year. The winner, Stay Thirsty, had been something of an understudy to his stable-companion (in the same ownership), last year’s champion two-year-old, Uncle Mo. A promising two-year-old, Stay Thirsty won the Gotham Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct in March, then, when Uncle Mo by-passed the race, shipped down to the heat of Gulfstream Park for the Florida Derby (G1) in which he finished a well-beaten seventh. With Uncle Mo on the sidelines due to an internal complaint, Stay Thirsty did duty in the Kentucky Derby (G1), but was never a factor checking in 12th. After skipping the Preakness Stakes (G1), Stay Thirsty was relatively unfancied for the third leg of the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes (G1), but produced a big effort to go down by just three-quarters of a length to surprise winner Ruler On Ice, with Preakness hero Shackleford and Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Animal Kingdom behind. Having confirmed his progress with a next-time-out win in the Jim Dandy Stakes (G2), Stay Thirsty went off as favourite for the Travers, despite the presence of Shackleford and Ruler On Ice, and the highly-regarded Haskell Invitational Stakes (G1) winner, Coil. Stay Thirsty broke quickest of all, and although he was soon passed by habitual front-runner Shackleford he continued to press that one, before resuming a commanding position again in the stretch. He had little problem holding off the late closers to win by a length and a quarter.
Bred in Kentucky by John D. and John Darren Gunther, Stay Thirsty was purchased for $500,000 by trainer Todd Pletcher for Mike Repole at the Fasig-Tipton Florida Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. He had previously been a $160,000 Keeneland September Yearling. A look at his pedigree shows not only plenty of quality, but significant ties to the Travers Stakes, both recent and far more distant. Stay Thirsty is from the first crop of Bernardini. A son of A.P. Indy, Bernardini was unraced at two, and wasn’t ready for the Kentucky Derby, his first stakes win having come on his third start, the Withers Stakes (G3), just a week prior to the Classic. However, Bernardini was in the line-up for
horse profile Bernardini: the Darley sire was a Travers Stakes winner himself
Man O’ War led from start to finish in the 1920 renewal of the Travers Stakes, one of 11 victories he would record in a brilliant, undefeated, three-year-old campaign
the Preakness Stakes (G1), which he won by over 5l, although at the time the victory was overshadow by the tragic breakdown of the Derby winner, Barbaro. He then blazed the route since followed by Stay Thirsty by adding the Jim Dandy Stakes (G2) by 9l, and the Travers, by seven and a half lengths. Subsequently, Bernardini cemented his position as the premier three-year-old of his career taking the Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1), by six and three-quarters, then finishing second to the older Invasor in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1). Given that he was not a precocious horse, Bernardini – who stands at Darley, Lexington, Kentucky – made an extremely impressive start to his stud career with his first two-year-olds in 2010. Four of his offspring have won stakes races: A Z Warrior, winner of the Frizette Stakes (G1); Biondetti, successful in the Gran Criterium (G1); To Honor And Serve, who took the Nashua Stakes (G2) and Remsen Stakes (G2), and Theyskens’ Theory, who won
the Prestige Stakes (G3). Stay Thirsty also showed some potential as a juvenile when second in the Hopeful Stakes (G1). Bernardini now has six first-crop stakes winners, while two more of his three-yearolds are Grade 1 placed – Arthur’s Tale, who was only beaten in a photo-finish for the Wood Memorial Stakes (G1), and R Gypsy Gold, who finished third in the Mother Goose Stakes (G1). Two of his second crop two-year-olds are stakes winners, the most notable being Gamilati, winner of the Cherry Hinton Stakes (G2).
Travers distaff connections back in 1915
On the distaff side, the most distinguished Travers Stakes connection is found in Stay Thirsty’s direct female line. Travel eight generations back and we get to Masda, who was born in 1915. The first foal of her dam Mahubah, Masda was an extremely nervous filly, but did manage to win six races, including a minor stakes. What really set her apart, however, was the arrival of her
two-year younger brother, Man O’ War. Still regarded as one of the three or four greatest runners ever seen in the US, Man O’ War led from start to finish in the 1920 renewal of the Travers Stakes, one of 11 victories he would record in a brilliant, undefeated, three-yearold campaign. Masda went on to produce three stakes winners, and one of these, Incandescent was bought by Robert J. Kleberg, Jr., of King Ranch. A famed stockman, Kleberg used his theories on linebreeding to create a new breed of cattle, the Santa Gertrudis, and to develop an improved strain of range horses. When he turned his attention to thoroughbreds, those same techniques saw him produce a string of major stakes winners, Incandescent and her descendents playing no small part in that success. Although Incandescent produced two stakes winners, Fuego (inbred 3 x 2 to Incandescent’s broodmare sire, Chicle), and Brazado, she made a far more significant contribution via her unraced daughter Igual, who produced Kleberg’s finest runner, the 1946 Triple Crown hero, Assault, as well as two other stakes winners, and Equal Venture, a sister to Assault, who became an important producer. Equal Venture’s most notable offspring was the Graustark colt, Prove Out. A versatile runner, who could occasionally produce an extraordinary performance, Prove Out defeated Secretariat in the Woodward Stakes, won the 2m Jockey Club Gold Cup and set a track record for 7f at Saratoga when beating
tay Thirsty’s third dam Equal Change was by another Belmont Stakes winner, Arts And Letters (by Ribot, also grandsire of Prove Out, meaning that she was bred on similar lines to that horse). Incidentally, Arts And Letters provides another Travers connection – he was the first horse to complete the Jim Dandy/Travers Stakes double (Stay Thirsty is the eighth). Equal Change did not win a stakes event, but was successful three times and finished second in the Coaching Club American Oaks (G1). Seven of Equal Change’s eight foals were
Prove Out was a disappointing sire, although he occurs in numerous high-class pedigrees through the superlative racemare, Miesque
multiple Horse of the Year Forego. Prove Out was a disappointing sire, although he does show in numerous highclass pedigrees through the superlative racemare Miesque, whose dam Pasadoble was by Prove Out. Equal Venture’s offspring also included Stay Thirsty’s fourth dam, Fairness. A daughter of the Irish-bred Belmont Stakes winner Cavan, Fairness was another mare from this family who was unraced, but who became a distinguished King Ranch producer. Her best runners were Solford, a Nijinsky colt who won the Eclipse Stakes (G1) in 1983 but was a moderate stallion, and the gelding No Bias, successful in the Vosburgh Handicap (G2) and San Carlos Handicap (G2). Several of Fairness’s daughters produced good winners in Europe and the US among them Solford’s sister Ethics, who through her Grand Prix de Deauville-winning daughter Robertet is grand-dam of the Yorkshire Oaks (G1) winner Punctilious, also runner-up in the Irish Oaks (G1), and third in the Epsom Oaks (G1).
winners, the best of which was the minor stakes winner Make Change, a Roberto daughter, who was also runner-up in the Mother Goose Stakes (G1), Alabama Stakes (G1), Ladies Handicap (G1) and Hempstead Handicap (G1). Another daughter of Equal Change, Very Fair, is grand-dam of Whywhywhy, one of the best two-year-olds of his crop in the US, and third dam of Crisp, winner of the 2010 Santa Anita Oaks (G1). Make Change was not as good a producer as she was a runner, and her only blacktype scorer was the Danzig daughter, Time Changes, winner of the Prix Isola Bella, and dam of Age Of Reason, a Highweighted Older Horse in Qatar, and second in the Gran Premio di Milano (G1). Stay Thirsty’s dam Marozia, a daughter of Make Change and by Storm Bird, was bred by Darley. She carried the colours of Sheikh Mohammed when recording her only victory, which came as a four-year-old in a 1m4f handicap on the All-Weather at Lingfield. Stay Thirsty’s breeder John Gunther
bought Marozia as a barren mare for $50,000 at the 2003 Keeneland November Sales. By then she had produced four foals: Buntline, a Seeking The Gold colt who won three times in Japan; King Rama, a gelding who was a seven-time winner in Ireland, as well as yearling and weanling colts by Fusaichi Pegasus. It was that duo that would first make Marozia’s name as a producer. The first, Andromeda’s Hero, won the Fred Hooper Handicap (G3) and Sam F. Davis Stakes, and was several times graded placed, including when second in the Belmont Stakes (G1). The second Superfly was not quite as good, but did win the Whirling Ash Stakes at Delaware Park and finished third in the Champagne Stakes (G1). For Gunther, prior to Stay Thirsty, she produced an unraced filly by Lemon Drop Kid, Roman Mistress, a winning sister to Andromeda’s Hero and Super Fly; and Hero’s Empire, a colt by Empire Maker, who has won twice. Five of Bernardini’s first eight stakes winners are out of Northern Dancer line mares. In addition to Stay Thirsty, who is out of a Storm Bird mare, he also has Theyskens’ Theory out of a mare by Storm Bird’s son Summer Squall (a half-brother to Bernardini’s sire, A.P. Indy), and the Grade 1-placed Arthur’s Tale out of a mare by Harlan, who is by Storm Bird’s son, Storm Cat. His other Grade 1-placed horse, R Gypsy Gold, has a second dam by Storm Bird. Bernardini’s third dam, Northern Fable, is by Storm Bird’s sire, Northern Dancer, but otherwise Stay Thirsty’s five-cross pedigree is an outcross, although we can note that Bernardini’s dam also produced Grade 1 placed Ile De France to Storm Cat.
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uk racing: the future?
Is the market really the best way forward?
Neil Clark advocates a non-market approach to the future of British horseracing, believing that the sport must resist “the greedy ghost”of market fundamentalism. As they say at school, let’s discuss...
Tradition in sport trumped commercial considerations: back in the 1970s, talk of moving the Derby to a Saturday would have been denounced as heresy, as would a fourth day at the Cheltenham Festival
ne of the most pleasurable television experiences of this year – apart from watching Frankel’s demolition of the field in the 2000 Guineas, and the compelling quiz show Pointless, has been BBC 4’s weekly repeats of Top of the Pops from the long hot summer of 1976. It’s not just the thrill of being reminded of some great, forgotten pop classics, such as Gallagher and Lyle’s Heart on My Sleeve. Or the dancing of Ruby Flipper, worthy successors to the legendary Pan’s People. It’s the insight the programme gives us into the kind of country Britain once was. In those pre-punk, pre-Thatcherite days, we really did seem to be a far gentler, more laid-back and less stressed-out nation. And I don’t think the weather or Tony Blackburn’s cheery grin were the only reasons: the New Economics Foundation has found that 1976 delivered the best quality of life in Britain’s history. In retrospect the long hot summer of 1976 was rather symbolic, as the year really did mark the high water mark of what could
be called the mixed economy post-war settlement. After World War Two, thoroughly decent old school grouse moor Conservatives, and thoroughly decent old school Labourites agreed that instead of a free-for-all form of capitalism, we’d have a more regulated one. Market forces would not be allowed to dominate every aspect of our lives and there’d be fair shares for all. By and large, the system worked well: full employment meant that living standards for the majority rose by the fastest rate in history and ordinary people had more money – and more leisure time – than ever before. Racing, like most sports, did well in the social democratic era – the age of Arkle and Red Rum, Sea Pigeon, Monksfield and Night Nurse, Brigadier Gerard and Nijinksy. Tradition in sport trumped commercial considerations: back in the 1970s, talk of moving the Derby to a Saturday would have been denounced as heresy, as would a fourth day at the Cheltenham Festival. And the idea of selling off the Tote to a private bookmaker would have been
uk racing: the future? dismissed as sheer lunacy. But in the late 70s, there was a seachange in British politics and the post-war model was discarded. Instead, the “free market” became the only show in town and profit maximisation was to trump all other considerations. Exchange controls were abolished and a massive wave of privatisation began. It was a Conservative government which ushered in these reforms, but Labour having lost three elections in a row by the early 1990s, decided to embrace “market forces” when they returned to power under Tony Blair in 1997. The economic changes had a profound impact on our society. Sport became infected too by what the author Philip Pullman has described as “the greedy ghost” of market fundamentalism – football being the most grotesque example. But racing to its great credit, didn’t quite follow the script. One major reason was that the sport was still governed, by and large, by old school grouse moor conservatives, men who put tradition before making a quick buck.
Nijinsky galloping at Epsom. Racing then, Clark believes, benefited from the social democractic era
David James, chairman of the Racecourse Holdings Trust warned that racing would be a “dead duck” within four years, if the OFT recommendations were implemented
hile Liverpool became the first English League football team to wear advertising on their shirts in 1979, it took racing another 15 years to allow corporate logos to be carried on jockey’s silks. The new age of commercialism did lead to the Derby being moved to a Saturday in 1995, and a fourth day at the Cheltenham Festival ten years later, but racing successfully resisted the pressure to “reform” and “deregulate” from those market fundamentalists, who wanted all the checks and balances stripped away. The call in 2003 from the Office of Fair Trading for the British Horseracing Board and the Jockey Club “to open up the market for potential competition from alternative suppliers” and to allow racecourses to organise their own racing, was vigorously opposed, and David James, chairman of the Racecourse Holdings Trust warned that racing would be a “dead duck” within four years, if the OFT recommendations were implemented. But despite the rebuff, the market fundamentalists still had racing in their sights and in 2011 the Greedy Ghost renewed its assault. On the day that race-goers’ attention was focused on the fourth day of action at Royal Ascot, the government announced that the
Tote – in non-commercial ownership since its creation by Winston Churchill in 1926 –was to be sold to a private bookmaking chain. Forget the claim that the sell-off was necessary to reduce the budget deficit, the sum received by the government – £90m – was a trifling amount in the great scheme of things. No, the reason for the sale was pure ideology: in the Britain of 2011, it seems that no form of public ownership is allowed, even if it is clearly the most appropriate ownership model for the business concerned. And who can argue that the Nanny Goat didn’t do its job? Under its non-commercial ownership, the Tote contributed nearly £19m to racing in 2010 and sponsored over 700 races. It’s no exaggeration to say that a large part of the reason for the wonderful diversity in racing we still have today is because of the existence of the Tote – and in particular the way the institution subsidised smaller tracks by paying a percentage of its gross profits it
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
blood-building results. EPO-Equine is based on the EPO-boosting abilities of a certain strain of Echinacea that’s astounding researchers and trainers alike. (It’s not a strain you can find at the local health store.) Veterinarians at the Equine Research Centre in Ontario, Canada ran a doubleblind trial investigating the blood building properties of the active ingredient in EPOEquine in healthy horses. For 42 days, one group of horses was supplemented with the active ingredient in EPO-Equine and another group of horses was given a placebo. The supplement delivered significant blood building results, increasing red blood cell count and hemoglobin levels. Researchers also observed improved blood quality and increased oxygen transport in the supplemented horses; all leading to elevated exercise physiology and performance. The patent-pending formula in EPO-Equine contains a dozen different herbs, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory components combined to accelerate natural red blood cell and EPO production…for remarkable speed, strength and stamina right out of the gate. Trainers find it easy to add just 1 scoop (3.2 grams) of EPO-Equine to the horse’s daily feeding routine in the barn or on the road. Within a few weeks of daily use, you can expect to see increased red blood cell levels with no undesirable side effects. This translates to a significantly greater oxygen levels and improved muscle performance; and supercharged endurance with faster recovery after hard exercise. Nothing else is scientifically proven to deliver these benefits in a completely safe, natural and legal formula. Compared to the cost of veterinarians, drugs, icing, tapping the knees, and putting the horse on Bute; or even the consequences of being banned for synthetic doping, EPOEquine is very affordable at the low price of just $59.95 per jar. Or save $20 per jar if you have multiple horses or you’re ready to commit to a larger trial with a 12-jar case at just $39.95 per jar. EPO-Equine can be ordered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at www.EPOEquine.com or 1-800-557-9055, and comes with a 100% money-back satisfaction guarantee.
uk racing: the future?
Haydock Park racecourse is Jockey Club-owned and is able to ‘up’ its prize-money levels because the organisation does not have to satisfy any shareholders
The very real danger is of racing going the way of football, with a huge divide opening up between the bigger tracks and the smaller ones
made on any day to every racecourse. Will a privately owned Tote be as generous? Betfred is committed to paying £12m to racing in year one and then to make six further annual payments of £9m. But then what happens? The very real danger, as I argued in the Guardian in May, is of racing going the way of football, with a huge divide opening up between the bigger tracks and the smaller ones, many of whom, deprived of their Tote subsidy would face a real fight for their existence. Which ever way one looks at it, the ramifications of the sale will be felt for many years to come. And all this at a time when we face an everdeepening crisis over declining levels of prizemoney, again a consequence of the same
free-for-all, deregulatory policies which were behind the destruction of Winston Churchill’s inspired creation. A hallmark of the “free market” era has been the super-rich getting richer and those on middle and lower incomes seeing their share of the cake sizeably reduced. So while prize-money at the top end of the scale has been boosted, at the bottom, it’s shrunk. “Good greyhounds run for more money than lower grade horses,” says Sir Rupert Mackeson, a man who knows a great deal about both racehorses and greyhounds. I recently re-read a copy of the Sporting Life from January 25, 1990. Then, the first prize for winning a 0-70 7f handicap at Southwell was £2,427. A 0-70 7f handicap
at Southwell in January 2011 - a full 21 years later, delivered a first prize of £1,978.96 to the winner. Haven’t we made great progress? In the good old days, the bookies paid their dues to racing because there was no way they could evade their responsibilities. But now, in the deregulated world of 2011, they are free to base their operations offshore. As a consequence the Levy yield has fallen spectacularly, from £90.6m in 2008/9 to £59.5m in 2010/2011. Racecourse ownership is another salient factor. Earlier this year, the Jockey Club’s Jockey Club Racecourses, announced that they were to raise this year’s planned investment in prize-money by £2.2m to £15.4m, a move which was met with praise by Horsemen’s Group chairman Paul Dixon. The reason why the Jockey Club can be so generous is because its profits are reinvested in racing, and not handed over to shareholders. Who says ownership models don’t matter? Meanwhile, in the mania for “modernisation” and “reform” we have Racing for Change. The initiative is fundamentally flawed as it fails to realise that for millions of people
uk racing: the future?
The reason why the Jockey Club can be so generous is because its profits are reinvested in racing, and not handed over to shareholders. Who says ownership models don’t matter?
f the above paints a rather depressing picture, then I’d like to end on a more optimistic note. All is not yet lost. Racing has two paths ahead of it. The first one is to follow the Greedy Ghost further down the road of market fundamentalism, deregulation and “reform”. I may be wrong, but I fear that this is what will happen if we follow the proposals outlined by Rachel Hood, new ROA President in her recent speech to the organisation’s AGM. Ms Hood calls for a “three-tier fixture list” with racecourses being “required to bid” for “Premier” and “Middle Tier” fixtures on the basis of how much prize-money they were offering. Only “racing festivals and the major jump fixtures on Saturdays” would be protected from the bidding process. As for Hood’s Third Tier, “unfettered market forces would prevail”. Sorry, Rachel, but haven’t we all had more than enough of “unfettered market forces”? The other path, the one which I hope racing takes, is marked “Solidarity’’ and involves the sport’s leading players rejecting a free-market free-for-all and taking a longer-term view. The signs are encouraging, if the prize-money issue is anything to go by. Step forward Simon Crisford and Godolphin. “Some owners don’t need prize-money as much as others and we are obvious candidates. But we have got to remember that the prize-money is not just for the owners – it filters all the way down through the industry to every single member of stable staff and all the others who are the backbone of the British horseracing industry,” Crisford said earlier this year as he announced that Godolphin would not be running any horses in belowtariff races. It’s this splendid “He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother” attitude that racing needs to
racing’s appeal is precisely because in a world of ceaseless, and often unnecessary change, it hasn’t changed all that much. In other words, it’s the retro appeal of racing that is its unique selling point. The danger of Racing for Change is that in its drive to make racing “relevant to the leisure consumer of today” it will alienate those of us who like the sport exactly as it is. Is it too much to hope for that Champions Day will be restored to its rightful home at Newmarket, and that Racing for Change will simply fade into oblivion?
Is Rachel Hood’s proposal regarding three-tier racing the right way for racing to consider moving forward?
maintain if it is to survive. But of course the sport does not exist in a vacuum. To secure racing’s long-term future we need a change in our economic system and a return to the more regulated, mixed economy we once had before the Greedy Ghost was set loose. Many hoped that the financial crisis of 2008, caused by under-regulation of the banking sector, would mark the end of market fundamentalism. But if anything, the new coalition government is even more committed to “market solutions” than its predecessor, as it showed by its privatisation of the Tote after just one year in office.
Let’s hope that public opinion can force a change of approach. The mistake of selling the Tote cannot easily be undone, but the government can and should act now to ensure that bookmakers, who make around £1bn from racing, pay back their fair share, whether they are based off-shore or not. And, on a more broader scale, our racing leaders need to realise that allowing unfettered market forces, is not the best way to build our sport.
Neil Clark is a freelance sports and horseracing journalist, who writes frequently for the Guardian and other mainstream newspapers
Jocelyn de Moubray analyses economics, the bloodstock market and currency movements over the last ten years to try and put...
... a real value on the price of yearlings “
Valuations tend to be based on recent events as the value of any thoroughbred is very volatile
t is very hard indeed to know what any yearling is worth. Everyone involved in the business of buying and selling yearlings will have an idea of the value of any particular animal, but ask a wide range of experts and you will almost certainly get an equally varied answer. In addition nearly all valuations will be based entirely on recent events – the results of recent sales, the racing results of relations over the last 12 months, and probably the oldest statistics taken into account such as the covering fee, which would have been set two years previously. The value of any yearling is, apparently, more than anything else, related to the value of past yearlings or other yearlings to have been sold recently. How else do you give value to something so difficult to assess as an
unbroken thoroughbred yearling? The difficulty of estimating values is of course the reason why yearlings are sold at auction. If it is was easy to determine which ones were worth what, there would be no need to go through the trouble and expense
of preparing them for a sale, gathering them together in the same place and then putting them through a sale ring. Auction theory tells us that the value of something sold at auction is determined by the second last live bid and its the underbidder who gives value to a horse, a painting or a mobile phone licence. However, as far as thoroughbreds are concerned this does not help a great deal either as the conditions upon which auction theory is based – that all participants have access to the same information and none of the owners of the object being sold are allowed to bid – cannot be applied to yearling auctions. Valuations tend to be based on recent events as the value of any thoroughbred is very volatile. Whether or not a stallion is hot and the interest in the progeny of a mare are
Tattersalls Yearling Sales 2002-2010 (as close as possible by day to first 500 sold) Year
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
518 523 495 512 499 432 510 410 474 449
Agg £ (millions) 46.2 53.4 62.4 55.3 62.6 57.8 68.2 52.3 56.4 50.7
Agg in 2010 prices (m)
57.0 67.7 19.00 76.9 14.00 66.2 -14.00 69.7 5.30 62.3 -11.00 70.5 13.00 54.4 -23.00 57.5 5.70 50.7 -12.00
Av £ 89,200 102,000 126,000 108,000 125,000 134,000 134,000 128,000 119,000 113,000
Av 2010 prices
110,000 129,000 155,000 129,000 140,000 144,000 138,000 132,000 121,000 113,000
17.00 20.00 -17.00 8.50 2.90 -4.20 -4.30 -8.30 -5.00
yearling market Goffs Orby / Million and Deauville August Year
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
741 723 681 780 928 877 869 812 831 749
Agg £ (millions)
Agg £ in 2010 prices (m)
41.3 39.4 39.7 37.8 50.3 60.2 61.8 57.0 54.2 40.0
50.9 47.8 -6.10 46.8 -2.10 43.3 -7.50 56.0 29.00 64.9 16.00 63.9 -1.50 56.7 -11.00 54.2 -4.40 40.0 -26.00
factors which can be changed dramatically by the result of one race, and, of course, not only are there countless races every day, but also many major ones every week. The flood of daily and weekly information is so great that few of those involved have the time or inclination to look back at historical values and see if there are long-term patterns, or to consider whether there can ever be such a thing as an equilibrium in the bloodstock market.
The effect of currency fluctuations
Historical sales data is surprisingly difficult to get hold of as in Europe the sales companies
Av £ 68,700 66,100 68,700 48,500 60,300 68,600 71,100 70,200 65,200 53,400
all seem to think that sales which took place more than ten years ago are no longer interesting enough to keep on their websites. The format of the sales themselves is an additional problem where none of the companies have maintained the same format for more than a year or two making comparisons over time especially difficult. The European market is more difficult to analyise than the US one where Keeneland’s dominance, it has had around 85 per cent of the market for quality yearlings, has allowed it to keep more or less the same format ever since it abandoned the July Sale in 2003, and of course there are no currency fluctuations to
Av 2010 prices 84,700 80,200 81,000 55,500 67,100 74,000 73,500 69,800 65,200 53,400
% change -5.30 1.00 -31.00 21.00 10.00 -0.07 -5.00 -6.60 -18.00
distort comparisons. In Europe, Tattersalls has tended to have around 50 per cent of the market for quality yearlings, but then over the period examined there have been swings of up to 30 per cent in the relative value of sterling and the euro. Currency fluctuations play a significant role in bloodstock auctions as not all of the major buyers are looking at the same line on the board while they are bidding. For the bloodstock business there can be little doubt that the most important currency is still the US dollar and when making international comparisons those in dollar terms appear to be more logical than others.
Average prices at combined European yearling sales in 2010 ($ prices) 250,000
(October 1/ Houghton + 2 days October, Goffs Orby/ Million, Deauville August)
Only once in the last 25 years has any trend, either positive or negative, continued for longer than three years. If the market is down for three consecutive years it seems to attract bargain hunters and correct itself
Buyers used to trading internationally tend to reason in dollars, whether they come from Hong Kong, Japan or Australia, but then many important commodities from oil to gold are still priced in dollar terms. The statistics comparing the results of yearling sales in the US and Europe are only a snapshot and are far from complete. They do, however, give an overall picture from which it is possible to draw several conclusions. The market for thoroughbred yearlings is very volatile. In Europe, the combined average price at the quality yearling sales has moved by more than 10 per cent in one out of every three years, and in the US the variations in average prices have been even greater with swings as big as 10 per cent or more in one out of every two years over the last 25 years. Last year’s sales may by the best guide to the value of this year’s yearlings, but there is a high probability that this year’s figures are going to be at least 10 per cent higher or lower. If there is some stability in the market it is over a period of three or four years. Only once in the last 25 years has any trend, either positive or negative, continued for longer than three years. If the market is down for three consecutive years it seems to attract bargain hunters and correct itself, even if this
is only a temporary upswing in a longer term decline. The first bloodstock boom in the early 1980s marked a peak in values, which is unlikely to return. At the 1984 Keeneland July Sale, 373 yearlings were sold for an average price, the equivalent of £1,020,000 in 2010 prices. It is impossible to imagine any collection of 450 yearlings which could produce a sale at that level today. In 2000, the peak of the next boom in bloodstock, the US average was still 33 per cent below 1984’s in real terms. The early 1980s expansion in the thoroughbred market was also unusual in that it took place at a time when the world’s economy was not on
an upward trend. The entrance of new buyers from the Middle East and the opening up of the market to international trade are the obvious explanations, but, having reached its peak, the market fell quickly, with the average price in the US falling by nearly 70 per cent over the next seven years. Commercial breeders will always struggle in a falling market because of the time-lag between the decision to breed and purchase a stallion nomination, and the moment of sale three years later. In retrospect it is easy to see that 1984 was the top of the boom and that in 1992 the market hit the bottom, but of course for those involved at the time it appeared perfectly reasonable to suppose first that prices would
Trends in average prices at US and UK yearling sales compared to other markers 2001-2010 120 London property prices *
European yearling prices US yearling prices
UK GDP US GDP
40 * Trend of value of central London apartment worth £100,000 in 1992 source Nationwide Property
How much cheaper are yearlings now?
In dollar terms, the US and European markets ended last year in much the same place. After four years of falling prices the average price of quality yearlings on both continents had fallen to within 10 per cent of the same level as that seen at the previous cyclical bottom in 1992. In real terms quality yearlings are less expensive now than at any time since the mid-1990s. A final difference between the US and the European markets is that in America changes happen fast. In seven of the last 25 years in the US the average price has fallen by 17 per cent or more, and then in four years it has risen by 14 per cent or more. In the US when times are bad the market plunges, followed by production costs and foal numbers.
continue to rise, and then in 1992 that they were going to continue falling. The period from 1993 up to the next peak in the market in 2000 in the US and 2003 in Europe was one of prolonged growth which brought great returns to those who had spotted the trend early on. In the US the average price grew by 100 per cent in real terms between 1992 and 2000, whereas in Europe the average grew by 136 per cent in sterling and 56 per cent in dollar terms. This boom coincided with a wider period of economic growth in both the US and Europe. In the US this period of growth was brought to an end by the dot com crash and 9/11 and prices fell by 25 per cent in only two years. Mirroring wider events, once again there was a rally from 2003 to 2006 until the financial crisis of 2007, which put the bloodstock market on a dramatic downward trend with the average price falling by 46 per cent in real terms in only three years. The 2009 Keeneland September Sale was the worst in the last 25 years, nobody wanted to buy horses that autumn and prices were down by 33 per cent. Overall, turnover at Keeneland plunged by 54 per cent in real terms in only three years from 2006 to 2009. In Europe, things were a little different as the dot com crash and 9/11 did not have quite the same impact. The market continued to rise up to 2003 and, then after a correction in 2004, rallied up to 2007. From 2007 to 2010 the market fell by 22 per cent in sterling and 40 per cent in dollar terms; sterling lost 40 per cent of its value against the dollar during 2008.
In real terms quality yearlings are less expensive now than at any time since the mid-1990s
Rationalising past events is always relatively simple. However, these figures suggest that the quality yearlings in particular and probably racehorses as a whole, are more than anything else a luxury good or service, not a commodity or a speculative investment. The trends in the average price of quality yearlings do not follow at all those of property in London or of either the Dow Jones or FTSE stock market indicies. During good economic times the value of yearlings rises, but by nowhere near as much as stock markets or the best property markets, and the reverse is true as well, even in the US yearlings lose less of their value during recessions than stock markets or property. During ordinary bad times there will always be some people with money who wish to carry on racing horses.
What’s happening now and in the future? On this basis looking to the future it is reasonable to expect the value of quality yearlings to rise.
As an economic commentator pointed out, the financial crisis has already lasted longer than the First World War. If it is not going to get any worse, and the major countries are going to continue to grow, even if it is slow in real terms, then the value of yearlings is going to rise. It is not that minor adjustments in economic growth have a direct impact on the demand for yearlings, but more a question of confidence. If those with the means of purchasing and racing yearlings are worried about the future they stop buying or cut back significantly and there are fewer newcomers to the market. If people feel that the worst of the financial crisis is behind us, then the demand for yearlings will rise as the price has dropped significantly. During the boom years there tends to be a moment when the market is carried by the interests of the producers, rather than the buyers as the high values deter those who do not gain from them in other ways. In the bloodstock business this is the stallion owners rather than those who buy to race. At current levels this is no longer the case, and so if there is confidence in the future the yearling market is likely to attract new buyers, as has been the case at the recent Keeneland September Sale. Currency fluctuations will also play an important role in the future. A weak currency will always help a sale attract off shoreinterest. Sterling is currently more or less at is long-term average against the dollar, but it was considerably stronger throughout the period from 2002 to 2008, which had a big impact on the value of yearlings in England. Similarly, the current strength of the euro against both sterling and the dollar does not help those sales conducted in euros. Whether or not this turns out to be the beginning of another long-term trend of upward growth depends upon the state of the world’s economy and returns on other investments. If there is not a second financial crisis then it is reasonable to expect at least a three-year period of growth in the yearling market, particularly as yearlings to be offered for sale were produced at post-Lehman Brothers costs.
Sally Duckett meets consignor and pinhooker Mark Dwyer
T ALL of the premier young horse sales in Britain, Ireland and France you can be guaranteed that a draft from Oaks Farm Stud will be catalogued. It might be an autumn yearling sale, a winter NH breezeup or a spring two-year-olds in training sale, but you can be pretty sure that there will be a small but select consignment offered by the Yorkshire-based farm. The farm is owned and run by former NH jockey Mark Dwyer, who bought the property in 1988 when he was still riding and was operating a side-line dealing in a few NH horses. That side-line, by necessity, became his main occupation when a bad fall in 1996 brought his riding career to an abrupt end. “I didn’t ride again after that,” says Dwyer. “I had left school at 14 and served my time with Liam Browne on The Curragh – I had four years with him was lucky enough to finish as champion apprentice, with a low number of wins,” he adds modestly. “But my weight was increasing and it was inevitable that I would go jumping. I came over to Jimmy Fitzgerald in 1982 and we had a pretty good time of it.” That “good time” included a winner’s total for Dwyer well into in the “four figures”, as well as two victories in the Cheltenham Gold Cup aboard Jodami for Peter Beaumont and Forgive ‘n’ Forget for Fitzgerald, while a win in the Champion Hurdle also came Dwyer’s way on Flakey
oaks farm stables
There are sometimes horses we don’t agree on and I might stand down and Willie will buy. Usually though if that happens, he is right and I am wrong!
see how a horse has developed,” says Dwyer, before adding that: “Oaks Farm has sold breeze-up horses such as Sir Jerry and we can do the job perfectly well, but we seldom get anyone driving up to Yorkshire to see them.” It seems a shame that Yorkshire,“Gods own county”, and indeed the very first home of the thoroughbred (see our June issue for more on that) is now sidestepped by the bloodstock traffic. With yearlings to both sell and buy it makes for a
Dove. Dwyer rode nine Festival winners in total, and it might have been ten had Avro Anson had not drifted left on the run-in causing the partnership to lose the Stayers’ Hurdle in the Stewards’ Room. But Dwyer does not dwell on those past achievements, preferring to deal in the here and now. In fact, the Yorkshire-assimilated Irishman prefers to stay out of the lights completely, and it took much persuasion over a beer in Deauville to get him to even consider this interview. It is perhaps strange that a man who now conducts his life encouraging others to buy his horses does not seek publicity, however when queried on this point he does not really see his job as that of a salesman “A lot of what we do is about integrity and trust,” he says, explaining his approach to “selling” his stock. “You try and be upfront and honest as you can about a horse. Okay you can get it wrong, but if you tell it how you it is, how you see it, and then if you are anywhere near the mark, then there is a greater chance that the client will come back to you again. “We all know that lots can go wrong with horses, but generally if you can stand outside your stable door and say what you think, then that is usually the best policy.” Although Oaks Farm just has Dwyer’s name above the gate, he does not operate alone having a long-standing business partnership with leading pin-hooker Willie Browne of Mocklershill. “I rode for Willie’s father in Ireland,” recalls Dwyer, “and we have maintained that association buying yearlings first, and currently foals and yearlings, as well as a few young NH horses to breeze-up. “Most of the horses we sell are in a partnership between myself, Willie and his brother John. There are sometimes horses we don’t agree on and I might stand down and Willie will buy. Usually though if that happens, he is right and I am wrong! “But I don’t plough a lone furrow very often. I am very fortunate to be with him and have learnt a lot from him.” The purchases are split two-thirds to Browne and a third to Dwyer, with Browne perhaps getting the majority of the slightly “nicer” horses. “Willie gets the passing trade through the winter, and that helps hugely when we are selling in the spring. Willie has a fantastic set-up, which lends itself well to the job, and some clients may have seen the horses two or three times there and can
busy, hectic autumn for Dwyer, who could be in danger of being at cross-purposes at a yearling sale. The partnership has made a conscious decision to take a slightly different tack to things this year. “We are trying to eliminate that as a problem as much as we can,” confirms the ex-jockey. “I will concentrate on the selling of yearlings, while Willie will be on the ground at the yearling sales
Left: Mark Dwyer – his Oaks Farm Stable has a consignment at most premier European sales, and, right, aboard Jodami and winning the second of his two Gold Cups, the first came on Forgive ‘n’ Forget
oaks farm stables looking at horses. “I think it has been a good move and is going the right way – he can concentrate on buying and I can on selling. I had established a few clients to sell for and did not want to endanger not looking after that side of things properly. “Saying that, we will both be on the ground for Tattersalls Book 2 – the yearlings I have to sell are either in Book 1 or Book 3, so it will mean that we will both work Book 2 hard. It is the best hunting ground really at Newmarket as buying in Book 1 is tough. “By the time this is published, we will also have had ten days in Keeneland. Some people say this or that about the horses from the US, but we’ve found we have been lucky with what we’ve got from the states, both at the sales and as racehorses – this year we’ve had the Champagne Stakes runner-up Red Duke, Tales Of Grimm, the Disorted Humor maiden winner for Sir Robert Ogden and Sir Michael Stoute, as well as Attenborough, a Medaglia D’Oro winner for Jeremy Noseda.” But even this successful partnership of Dwyer and Browne has not had a trouble-free period over the last few years. With the onset of the recession, they were in danger of being left high and dry through 2009 and 2010. “As for everyone, when everything changed three years ago, we got caught with expensive horses, and had two very bad years trading,” Dwyer admits. “We were exposed, but you’ve got to take that hit – with the breeze-up horses, you have no where to go, you’ve got to sell. “We will protect one that we think is a bit nicer, but you’ve still got to shift them, get them off the books. It does not reflect well if we are seen to race them – at the end of the day we’ve got to sell and if one of the guys can pinch one off us for little money, that’s great as hopefully they will come back next year.” The recession has also led to a change in strategy for the Browne-Dwyer buying policy. “While we want to be supplying the top of the market, and we will spend a few quid, we want to be buying a nice horse; the days of taking a chance and spending more than 100,000gns have gone,” he says. “So we will look to supply a nice horse for lesser money, keeping below that mark. It is a difficult task in itself to get the horse to stay in one piece, gallop well and in a good time on that one day, so you’ve got to spread the risk. We will try to have a bigger spread of horses.” That spread of horses, spreading that risk, ensures that Dwyer will on the vendors’ list at most of the bloodstock sales you will visit.
“The biggest sector of our sales are the yearlings, but we like to think we have a sale a month as it means then that the cash flow keeps on rolling. “We sell homebred horses for clients as well as the pin-hooks and although we do a lot of sales, we never have double figures at a sale – I am not cut out for working big numbers as I perfer to keep to just a certain number at home, and I like the involvement in the everyday running of the yard. “If I am not around I know I can rely on my staff, who have all been with me a long time – you can’t go without them. “They know more than me anyway, and even when I am at home, I am just doing what they tell me!”
This year’s sales
“Touch wood, things have been good so far. We took two to France, it worked out ok and sold both. “At the DBS Premier Sale, we sold four of the six we took - I couldn’t get my head around why the other two didn’t go, no one took an interest. “The one that did not sell, we brought it back to breeze, while the other was bought by a client and has come back to breeze also. We liked the horse, but it seemed we were the only ones who did! So we are collecting breeze-up horses as we speak.” “We had a balanced bunch at the St Leger Sale and just one that did not sell. We got the second toppriced lot with a Green Desert colt, who sold for £32,000, and a top ten price with an Antonius Pius colt.”
“I think it will be in the foal trade that we will see a big change this year, there will be a significant drop in numbers due to the fall in the mare population. The market could be down by 15-20 per cent. “It will be a tight market and will be harder to buy. The market is usually the decider of value as most of the time you come out of the sale ring saying that you couldn’t believe what such and such a horse made. Very rarely do you come out saying that you can’t believe that you bought it for such a cheap price.”
The Galileo out of Brigid in Book 1
“It will be the first yearling to sell out of the mare at the October Yearling Sale since the 2.5 million guineas which her Sadler’s Wells daughter fetched for us in 2007. Obviously it was disappointing that that one did not go on and run. “It is a wonderful family and I am looking forward to selling her filly by Galileo this autumn. “I don’t think I will ever sell anything in my career of the calibre to get up into those figures again.”
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BOAT • FRANCE • ALKAADHEM 422 B.F. • BLUE GOLD • IZZI TOP • SUEZ Lot 1232 KAYF TARA • MONA LISA • PHOTOGENIC • BALALAIKA • JUST SPECIAL • NECKLACE • UNSCRUPULOUS • MUDEER • Sir Percy x You Too Manduro x Wonderful Desert HYABELLA • KISSOGRAMMonsun • MOVIEGOER • CEZANNE STAGECRAFT • CHESA PLANA • RAPPA TAP TAP • ex You Are The One • DYNASTY • Green Desert ex One So Wonderful PICK OF THE POPS • SAN SEBASTIAN • RELATIVELY SPECIAL • MULLINS BAY • HAVANE SMOKER • CASPAR NETSCHER Lot 428 B.F. Lot 1262 Ch.F. • DASH TO THE TOP • TORCH ROUGE • BELLA COLORA • RELATIVELY SPECIAL • CROESO CARIAD • ALESSANDRO Footstepsinthesand x Zee Zee Gee Dubai Destination x Allied Cause VOLTA • OPERA HOUSE • ZEEGalileo ZEE TOP DASH ONE SO WONDERFUL • COLORSPIN • MILLIGRAM ex •Zee Zee TO TopTHE FRONT • POET •Giant’s Causeway ex Alligram • NOUSHKEY • SOMEONE SPECIAL • YOUR OLD PAL • YANKEE DOODLE • LADY CARLA • NOUSHKEY • BLUE GOLD • MOVIEGOER • CEZANNE • DYNASTY • STAGECRAFT • CHESA PLANA • RAPPA TAP TAP • PICK OF THE POPS • SAN SEBASTIAN • RELATIVELY SPECIAL • MULLINS BAY • HAVANE SMOKER • CASPAR NETSCHER • DASH TO THE TOP • TORCH ROUGE • BELLA COLORA • RELATIVELY SPECIAL • CROESO CARIAD• ALESSANDRO VOLTA • OPERA HOUSE • ZEE ZEE TOP • DASH TO THE FRONT • POET • ONE SO WONDERFUL • COLORSPIN • MILLIGRAM • NOUSHKEY • SOMEONE SPECIAL • YOUR OLD PAL • YANKEE DOODLE • LADY CARLA • NOUSHKEY • BLUE GOLD • IZZI TOP • SUEZ
1984-2011 Meon Valley Stud have bred the winners of 649 races £11,216,382 (approx)
The Oaks winning team: (left to right) trainer William Haggas, jockey Johnny Murtagh, and owners Lee and Martin Taylor with Martin’s daughter Eve
Getting off to T the best start Jason Thomas meets Martin and Lee Taylor, owners of the dual Oaks winner Dancing Rain
HE words come tumbling back out of the time capsule of childhood, well remembered now but at the time rarely heeded. “If something’s worth doing, it’s worth doing properly”, the parental admonition laced with the requisite exasperation. Did we listen? Martin and Lee Taylor evidently did, and look where it’s got them. Look at those who have owned Oaks winners in recent years – Coolmore, Godolphin, Khalid Abdullah, the Niarchos family, the Maktoums and many others with a long and storied association with the turf. Now the Taylors are on that list thanks to the exploits of Dancing Rain; not bad for a couple of corporate lawyers who have been owners for just four years. Beginners’ luck? Well, of course, there’s inevitably a little of that involved, and they freely admit it. But Martin and Lee Taylor are going
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I always knew we’d get involved in racing, but I wanted to do it in a serious way, do it properly. Surprisingly, it was Lee who made the first move when about four years ago he mentioned buying a stud farm
Dancing Rain with regular work rider Maureen Haggas at Somerville Lodge, Newmarket
about ownership sensibly, realistically, pragmatically... doing it properly. “It was completely surreal to win the Oaks,” says Martin, an air of wonder still in his voice. “We went to Epsom with very low expectations, although I had thought she had a serious each-way chance because I believed the Swettenham [Listed race at Newbury, Dancing Rain runner-up] was a good race and the form in the 1,000 Guineas was overrated. “But at the beginning of Oaks week she coughed. It was touch and go for a day or two whether she’d run at all, so after that we just went with the intention of enjoying a good day out. If she’d finished in the first four we’d have been delighted – winning was beyond any expectations. “Lee watched the race from our box with our mother and the family, I watched it from the owners’ and trainers’ viewing area. When they let the filly go off in front I thought she might have a chance, I couldn’t quite believe they gave her 3l or 4l start – I knew she’d quicken up. “After the race, I found I could empathise with all those sportsmen who, when they get asked the inevitable question ‘how does it feel?’, answer that it hasn’t sunk in yet. I still don’t think it’s fully sunk in. “It’s just fantastic to own a filly like that as only our second runner.” Martin, 50, is a corporate partner at Freshfields in London. He wears the family anorak, his mind and his conversation overflowing with formlines and bloodlines. Lee, 47, occupies a similar position at Linklaters, a mile or two across the tube map, and if Martin is the heart then Lee is the hard-nosed head. “I’m the enforcer,” he says, fingers twitching on the purse strings. “I make sure that the business is run as a business and not simply as a hobby,” adds Lee, although of course hobby is where it all started. Their grandfather was an old-time tic-tac man who instilled in the boys what eventually blossomed into a lifetime interest. Their father was a printer at the Daily Telegraph, came home from the night shift with an armful of ink-sticky newspapers that Martin filleted for racecards and form guides before school. Martin was into the form in a big way, Lee never so much, but they both enjoyed a day at the races. If you are a betting man you might have bet that Martin would be the one to posit the idea of ownership, but you’d have lost that bet.
“I always knew we’d get involved in racing, but I wanted to do it in a serious way, do it properly,” says Martin. “Surprisingly, it was Lee who made the first move when about four years ago he mentioned buying a stud farm for his retirement and suggested I come in 50-50.” That project is now nearing fruition, but the Taylors have come a long way since then. They dipped a toe into the water when taking a leg or two – with a colleague of Martin’s – of the Andrew Balding-trained Penzena. Penzena won a race, whetted their appetite, but her chief and enduring legacy was the vitally important bond forged by the Taylors with the man who bought her at the sales, Liam Norris. “Liam is key to the operation, he buys all our horses,” says Martin. “First and foremost we’re trying to buy broodmares, buying pedigree and looks – racecourse performance is secondary. “I do the pedigree work, it’s a bit anoraky but I know what I’m looking for, I know what families I like. “I go through the sales catalogues, make a long list of potential purchases. Liam looks at them all and whittles the list down to a handful, and Lee keeps a close eye on the budget. It’s a combination that wouldn’t work without all three of us.” Martin likes the Aga Khan’s families, and names his fillies with the family initial letter in the time-honoured fashion. The Taylors’ first purchase was Alaia, a Tattersalls December-topping 170,000gns Sinndar filly
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Liam told me that Dancing Rain was the ‘queen of the sale’, and when I saw her I thought she was beautiful
Dancing Rain will be clocking up the air miles in the winter and she is to stay in training next year
from the family of Aliysa and Alamshar, who won once from three starts for John Oxx, chosen for his success with the Aga’s stock. The following year Norris bought them Shaleela, by Galileo out of a Darshaan halfsister to Shergar, who cost €200,000 at Goffs and – owing to injury – never made the track. Don’t feel too sorry for the Taylors, because at the same sale Norris cherrypicked a Classic winner for the same now-bargain price. “Liam told me that Dancing Rain was the ‘queen of the sale’, and when I saw her I thought she was beautiful,” says Martin. “We gave Liam a budget and he bought her – we might have been lucky that she was lot 4 and we were able to beat the crowds.” It sounds simple, but of course it isn’t. The long trail a-winding to the land of Classic dreams contains more than a few dead-ends, and at first it seemed that Dancing Rain, a daughter of Danehill Dancer out of a half-
sister to Dr Devious, would fail to live up to her looks and pedigree. “She was a backward two-year-old,” remembers Martin. “William [Haggas] sent her to Malcolm Bastard for extra homework but still the penny wouldn’t drop. “And she was supposed to be our ‘early’ filly – that’s why she went to William and Shaleela went to John Oxx, because we wanted her to go to a trainer who usually got more early types. “I like trainers who are good placers of horses because in our position black-type is vital, and William is very good at that. We were impressed by the set-up at the yard, William’s got a great team working with him and his wife Maureen plays a very important role in the Dancing Rain story because she rides her out every day. “The filly was second at Yarmouth on her only start at two, reasonably promising but nothing to get too excited about – and she didn’t have any Classic entries. “We thought no more about it until we were driving to Cheltenham on Champion Hurdle day and the phone rang. It was William, and I immediately thought it must be bad news. “But he said he wanted to put her in the Oaks. That was the first time we thought she might actually be something special.”
he rest of the tale is told in the pages of the form book. Dancing Rain won on her reappearance at Newbury, was runner-up there in her trial, and then went to Epsom and led all the way under an inspired Johnny Murtagh. Not all the tale, though. “Dad used to take us racing a fair bit, I remember going to the Epsom Spring meeting,” says Martin, Lee nodding his head with recollection. “That’s when we got the bug. We’d drive up towards Tattenham Corner, get a good spot by the rails about two and a half furlongs out, play football in the morning and watch the horses in the afternoon.” Perhaps, when Dancing Rain passed the 3f pole, in front and going strongly, Martin and Lee may have remembered those childhood days, may have wondered at the convolutions of fate that had taken them from the Epsom infield to Epsom insiders watching their Classic winner stride to glory. Perhaps they saved that for later, though. “I was in a daze,” says Lee. “I couldn’t
the taylor brothers believe she’d hang on when the other filly came to her, but she just pulled out more. She stays so well but one of her strengths is her turn of foot.” Martin illustrates it by describing her as Steve Cram rather than Steve Ovett, the 1980s athletics reference implying that she has an empowering turn of foot but not an instant one, needs to have time and space to sustain it rather than being able to pick up and go from the furlong pole. The numbers underline this theory. “According to the clockers she ran the last three furlongs at Epsom faster than in any Classic since timing was available,” says Martin. “She went through the last three furlongs in 37.7sec. Furthermore, timing specialist Nick Mordin says that over the 1m3f in Germany she ran the last three furlongs in 34.1sec, which is pretty quick for a stayer.” Germany was the stage for Dancing Rain to complete a Classic double, winning the Group 1 Preis der Diana and thus ensuring that the Taylors owned a trophy each. “Mine is the one from Dusseldorf,” says Lee. “It’s very heavy indeed.” The Epsom statue sits on a shelf in Martin’s study; the brothers have a head start on filling the trophy room when their stud plans move
from the abstract to the concrete. Lee is hopeful that they’ll be in position to set up as stud owners before the end of the year, having found a suitable location in the south. At the moment the land is used as a sheep farm, so the Taylors will build their vision from the ground up. Then Alaia, who is in-foal to Montjeu, and Shaleela, who will visit Danehill Dancer next spring, will come over to be foundation mares, but Dancing Rain won’t be joining them yet. “Jenny, Liam’s wife, will run the stud on a day-to-day basis,” says Lee. “Eventually we’d like to expand, but would want no more than ten mares. “We’d probably sell the colts – we don’t have to, but we want to run it as a business and need to look at it from a financial perspective. Mind you, if one day we got a nice Galileo colt out of Dancing Rain we might be tempted to keep that.” Before then, Dancing Rain will attempt to embellish her laurels on the racecourse, with the British Champions Fillies’ and Mares’ Stakes at Ascot on Champions Day a possible target – good ground permitting – before she follows the money to Japan and the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Cup at Kyoto, the race won last year by Snow Fairy,
in which victory would assure a seven-figure reward. And she’ll stay in training; rumours that Lester Piggott has been ringing up his son-in-law for the ride are almost certainly (and regrettably) unreliable. The Taylors already have two-year-olds Aniseed – a 60,000gns Dalakhani filly from the family of Arcangues and Aquarelliste – with Haggas and Irish Oaks entry Azanara, a Hurricane Run half-sister to the dam of Azamour, with Oxx. In time they will join the broodmare band, and the Taylors will be active at the sales again this autumn. “We’re only looking at fillies and are very selective about what we buy,” says Martin. “Liam already has my shopping list for Goffs and Tattersalls. We could buy none or we could buy three or four, but obviously we can’t compete with the likes of Coolmore and the Maktoums. “Maybe I get too analytical about it but I really enjoy poring over catalogues and pedigrees, it’s all part of the fun. It’s the ultimate jigsaw puzzle for adults.” If it is, the Taylors have started with the sky, and it’s been nothing but blue sky all the way. “We realise we’ve hit the jackpot very quickly,” says Lee. “We’ve been very lucky, it’s been wonderful.”
Making plans 62
Sally Duckett meets Anthony Oppenheimer, owner of Hascombe And Valiant Stud
nthony Oppenheimer has been making plans. Mating plans to be exact. When we met him in September at his office in Charterhouse Street, London, instead of finding him looking at balance sheets, revenue forecasts and diamond seams for his family’s mining company De Beers, he was surrounded by pedigree projections, catalogues, stud information and stallion books. “I was at the stud at the beginning of September,” says Oppenheimer, “and we go through every mare together, looking at her and her progeny’s temperament, height, conformation, anything that we can think of. We look back and see what happened in the past and why we might have got it wrong, or perhaps occasionally right.” The stud is Hascombe and Valiant Stud, Cheveley, Newmarket, which has been in Oppenheimer ownership since Anthony’s father Sir Philip bought it in 1965. It amalgamated with an existing breeding operation, Valiant Stud, which is named after his two children, Valerie and Anthony. This year has been quite a good one so far for the farm which enjoyed two winners at Royal Ascot, courtesy of Pisco Sour, who won the Tercentenary Stakes (G3) and was
subsequent winner of the Prix Eugene Adam (G2), and Namibian, victorious in the Queens Vase (G3) and a follow-up winner when battling to Gordon Stakes (G3) success at Goodwood. For a farm that has produced 1,000 and 2,000 Guineas winners, Nassau Stakes winners, a Coronation Stakes winner as well as countless graded stakes winners, nothing less should be expected, but then as we all know there are no guarantees in this world of breeding and racing. “You still need an incredible amount of luck and nothing can be expected,” smiles Oppenheimer, experienced to the uncertainties of breeding racehorses. “You can do the same mating and get such different results. For instance, and rather stupidly actually, I repeated the same mating four times with Glatisant and Giant’s Causeway. The first time we got Footstepsinthesand, and then we went back three times to try and get a filly. And we did, all three were fillies, but I should have realised that I was inbreeding to Nasrullah and Red God, temperament became an issue and it comes out more in fillies than colts. “The best of those matings was Footstepsinthesand; he was a big powerful colt, but apparently he almost trained himself and I don’t think anyone else other than
Yes, it can be a little frustrating when you know what might be right for a family if you see a trainer doing the opposite, but then they all have to go through a learning curve
Lot 264: the Lemon Drop Kid colt out of Nyarhini, a Listed-placed half-sister to Rebecca Sharp
Aidan O’Brien would have been so successful with him. “Now that her grandson Power has won a Group 1 and is heading to the Dewhurst, I am looking through to see what I could do to
send Oasis Dream to one of the family. I am cursing myself for using Giant’s Causeway so much on the mare, temperament is always one of our first priorities when deciding on our matings.”
Lot 308: a Dalakhani colt out of the Listed winner, Rhadegunda, a grand-daughter of On The House
Hascombe And Valiant Stud has 11 lots entered for Tattersalls October Book 1, ten of which are colts, the farm’s policy generally being to sell the colts and retain the fillies, selling the odd female depending on how many representatives the farm has of that family, and just how active that family is. The farm has some wonderful lines that stretch back to Sir Philip’s tenure, tracing to On The House, who won the 1,000 Guineas, Nassau Stakes winner Dancing Rocks and Coronation Stakes winner Rebecca Sharp. “One of the first mares bought by my father was Stop Your Tickling,” remembers Oppenheimer. “She had plenty of good stout Irish blood in her and was in foal to Never Say Die, you couldn’t have got anything slower if you tried! “We were going to Ballymoss on another of our mares, but something happened and we had to send Stop Your Tickling to him – he was an out-and-out stayer. “But we got Miba, who ran over a mile to 1m4f. She became one of the mainstays of the stud, and yet we were forced to do that mating. It really is extraordinary.” Miba won the Princess Elizabeth and Pretty Polly Stakes in 1965 and went on to produce African Dancer, who was third to Pawneese in the 1976 Oaks. She in turn bred the good handicapper On Show, dam of the leading juvenile Welney and his half-sister Inchmurrin, winner of the Child Stakes and dam of the leading miler of his year and subsequent sire, Inchinor. The year of 1982 was also to prove pivotal in the development of the broodmare band at Hascombe. The homebred filly On The
anthony oppenheimer House, a great-great grand-daughter of Sun Princess, a half-sister to Nasrullah, won the 1,000 Guineas and then the Sussex Stakes, while at the same Goodwood meeting Dancing Rocks, a grand-daughter of the Oaks and Yorkshire Oaks winner Mulberry House, was successful in the Nassau Stakes, then a Group 2, beating that year’s Oaks winner, Time Charter. The farm’s Coronation Stakes winner of 1997, Rebecca Sharp, a great grand-daughter of Lora, the dam of On The House, was bred by Sir Philip but raced in his son’s colours after his death in 1995. The farm’s first representative due to sell this autumn is a Henrythenavigator colt out of Glatisant, a daughter of Dancing Rocks, while the second is a Cape Cross out of Isla Azul, a half-sister to Rebecca Sharp. The draft continues in much the same vein throughout the three days and includes a Pivotal colt out of the Group 2 runner-up Kotsi, a half-sister to Miss Keller and a grand-daughter of Inchmurrin; a Pivotal filly out of Miss Penton, a daughter of On The House; Lemon Drop Kid and Teofilo colts out of half-sisters to Rebecca Sharp, as well as a Shamardal colt from a half-sister to Footstepsinthesand.
here are some newer families on the farm and indeed Pisco Sour is from Lynnwood Chase (Horse Chestnut), who was bought by Oppenheimer at the Arqana August Sale 2003 for €140,000. She has a Mizzen Mast colt catalogued at Tattersalls, while there is also a Galileo colt out of the Listed-winning mare Mussoorie. She is from the family of the Group 1 winners Fragrant Mix and Alpine Rose and was also bought in 2003 as a Tattersalls 70,000gns yearling. Oppenheimer admits that he foresees a difficult task setting reserves in this market. “With the first through the ring being a very nice horse by Henrythenavigator and a half-brother to a Classic winner, I have no idea what he could be worth in this market, but I can’t let him go for nothing can I?” he explains. “The problem is if you put on a reserve that is too high and the auctioneer does not say ‘selling’, the buyers don’t get their blood up, they don’t get interested; equally, if you don’t look after your horse enough, and you just catch the market wrong, then they can go through for nothing. “It is such a small market place in Britain – it is easier in the US – it is such a danger if you don’t protect your horses.
Lot 103: the Henrythenavigator colt out of Glatisant is a half-brother to Footstepsinthesand
“I think overall though that the market will probably, give or take a few percentage points, be the same as last year. It seems that is what has happened at Doncaster and in the US.”
It will be an exciting and busy week at Tattersalls for the farm, but selling such wonderful horses has a downside too in that the control of the future prospects of a young horse is transferred. Decisions made might
Lot 180: the Mizzen Mast colt out of Lynnwood Chase is a half-brother to Pisco Sour
It is like a chess board doing the matings. I have to find 18-20 stallions every year and it can be a nightmare trying to get it right
not always be in the family’s best interests and nor with the wealth of background information to hand that Oppenheimer and his stud staff possess regarding any individual traits each family might display. “Hugo [Lascelles, Oppenheimer’s advisor] keeps saying to me, ‘why do you keep selling?’” smiles Oppenheimer. “Well, I need the money to run the stud, but it is also very difficult to say that you are going to keep the three best each year. You might get away with it one year, but then what happens when the three turn out to be not much good? “Yes, it can be a little frustrating when you know what might be right for a family if you see a trainer doing the opposite, but then they
all have to go through a learning curve,” he says, as an aside remembering that he must call Simon Crisford and tell him that Pisco Sour needs soft ground. “Sometimes, you do sell and the horses go the right way, but then sometimes you never hear of them again and losing them all the time, well the stud has to take a lot of knocks. But then something pops up – Namibian, for instance. Mark Johnston persevered with him through a few indifferent runs and other trainers might not have carried on, but he had seen something in the horse. It has worked out well and I think he could have gone very close in the St Leger if he had run. That would have been nice for the stud.”
It is clear that Oppenheimer derives a tremendous amount of pleasure from planning his mating and breeding programmes for his horses, and while the majority are sold (he usually has around 12 horses for training each season, but generally only around six in full training at any one time) he breeds to produce a racehorse, while prepared to take into account the vagaries of the bloodstock market. “I decided for this coming year that I would use slightly better stallions than I would normally use,” he reports, “because I thought others might not! I like to do the opposite of what every one else is doing. “It is like a chess board doing the matings. I have to find 18-20 stallions every year and it can be a nightmare trying to get it right. All you can do is not do anything stupid – if you have a mare with bad hocks, well you don’t send her to a stallion with similar hocks. “Once I have been to the stud and got all the comments from there, and I have made a first plan, I send it to Hugo and get his views. He can be quite useful as he hears a lot of what is being said in the market place about horses and stallions, which horses are liked
anthony oppenheimer and which the market has gone against.” Deciding upon the right stallion to suit the mare and one that might also be appealing to the market is difficult enough, while hunting out a pedigree outcross represents a further challenge. “There are few stallions owned by people in the middle, the Aga Khan and Cheveley Park and Banstead Manor, but most are owned by the Sheikh or Coolmore,” he says. “The Irish firm is not buying too much at present, you might be lucky if you have an outstanding star, while the Sheikh tends to buy in the US at his own sale and tends to buy from his own stallions. You need to take all of that into account. “However, I, like everyone, have a huge amount of Northern Dancer in my pedigrees, as well as a lot of Danehill with something of Mr. Prospector creeping in. “I do think that it is developing into a huge problem as the stallions are all bred along the same lines. “I really do think one of the stallion farms needs to look for and identify a racehorse or a stallion that would offer an outcross. It does not have to be a Group 1 winner, but just a
good racehorse with a different profile.” espite his passion for his breeding, Oppenheimer admits that he tries not to get too close to his horses in order not to lose sight of the bigger picture. Mares are sold as the demands of the farm require and if families are declining, Oppenheimer will buy new blood in order give things a necessary boost. He is also prepared to buy back a filly at the sales if needed. The stud is run as a farm, where any the tax advantages offered to the are seen as vital support. “It is very difficult running a stud in Britain as the nomination fees, if compared to the US, are still too high. Look at a US-based stallion such as Lemon Drop Kid – he has had five Grade 1 winners, and over 90 stakes performers, and yet he is available at $35,000, which is around £20,000!” explains Oppenheimer. Other than the longevity of some of the pedigrees at Hascombe, most of the staff can boast years of long service, probably years that should be worth a diamond watch on retirement. Stud groom Roy, who was the
recipient of the TBA Stud Staff Award in 2010, has been at the farm for 45 years, while Stephen, Jim and Chris have between them put in over 70 years at the farm. “Roy and all the staff are good, are very loyal and it makes a huge difference,” says Oppenheimer. “I do go down to the stud quite a bit, but not that much as there is not a great deal to do except look at the horses, which I love doing, though to be truthful we can’t recognise them all in the paddock. We have a great time trying to work out, which is which and are nearly always right, but not every time! “If I lived there it would be different, but I think if I did, I would have a permanent heart attack. I would look out of the window and see something lying down with its legs in the air, rush out in the middle of night wearing nothing in order to resuscitate it, find that it would be perfectly all right and just look an idiot!” Despite the successes the farm has had producing fillies, Oppenheimer would love to tick off a Derby success. “The closest we have been is with a horse called Pelerin, trained by Geoff Wragg. He was left 3l at the start, but was only beaten 3l and it was found afterwards that he had broken a small bone in his foot. “What was actually amazing is that I was at Wraggs with Alex Head when the yearlings arrived. Head looked at them and pointed out Pelerin and said: ‘That is a Derby horse.’ They were just yearlings walking in! But he was totally right. Pelerin won five Group races and should have won that Derby as it was not a great year.” Looking at the views from Oppenheimer’s office of City sky scrapers and towers, the green and pleasant fields of a leading private stud farm, which has successfully raised so many Group-class racehorses for a span of over 60 years and across two generations, seems remote. But that concrete, commercial jungle, alongside with those twinkling diamonds mined deep underground in South Africa, has allowed Anthony Oppenheimer to indulge, build his passion and run his bloodstock interests. And, we as racing and bloodstock professionals and fans are the add-ons who have reaped the benefits of his and his staff’s energies in developing such a well-run and well-considered operation. “I really enjoy the farm, I love it so much and really much prefer the breeding side to the racing,” he smiles. “I get upset if the stud and the mares do not have the success that is deserved.”
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A triple Group 1 winner Sally Duckett visits Car Colston Stud, which has produced three Group 1 winners in the last 15 years, and talks to stud manager Keith Haggins
veryone wants to breed stakes winners. Everyone wants to breed a Group 1 winner. It is not a goal that every breeder manages to achieve. Car Colston Stud has produced itself a top-level performer not just once, but an amazing three times in a relatively short life of just 15 years. It is an achievement that has slightly registered under the radar of much of the bloodstock community. “To breed that number of Group 1 winners in just that short space of time is an amazing feat,” says stud manager Keith Haggins, who
joined the operation just last February. “I have no doubt that there is more to come – even better and more exciting.” Car Colston Stud is found in Nottinghamshire, and to access the farm you take the historic Fosse Way road (undergoing significant upgrades), turning off to find yourself in traditional, untouched rural England, beautiful in its longevity, a place in which you can imagine lords and elegant ladies arriving by carriage, with dashing Mr Rochesters casting wandering eyes over all. The farm was actually, 20 years ago, an arable operation, however owners, the
Forman-Hardy family, decided under bloodstock agent James Delahooke’s guidance to increase their broodmare band and bring all in-house – the mares having previously boarded at near-to-hand Whatton Manor Stud – turning some of their estate over to a stud farm. That decision led to the purchase of the Will Farish-bred Wiener Wald and to the breeding in 1996 of a filly by Silver Hawk, her first foal, and then ten years later of a colt by Rainbow Quest. That first filly was called Argent Du Bois, she ran six times in France placing
car colston stud (if including fourth) four times but failing to win. She was brought back to the stud, with her own first foal also being a filly. By Royal Applause and a little on the small side, the decision was made to sell her as a yearling. She was named Ticker Tape and after finishing third in the Listed Radley Stakes at Newbury, was sold to the US where through the 2004 to 2006 seasons she won over $680,000 and two Grade 1s – the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup and the American Oaks Invitational. Meanwhile, the stud had also bred Island Race, an early foal out of the Caerleon mare Lake Isle, who was bred by Ballydoyle Stud and trained by Vincent O’Brien. Island Race, by Common Grounds, was no star but managed to win twice for trainer James Fanshawe, and was returned to the stud at the end of her three-year-old career. She was sent to In The Wings for her first covering, producing a colt who was sold as a yearling to German International Bloodstock for 75,000gns. He was named Soldier Hollow and he went on to win two German Group 1s, as well as a haul of Group races through the
2005 to 2007 seasons. Meanwhile (again) Wiener Wald was still breeding. After producing Argent Du Bois, she had got the few indifferent runners that every mare has, but in 1999 produced On Reflection, a Rainbow Quest Group-placed colt, in 2003 a sister to Argent Du Bois called Riotous Applause, who was retained by the farm and who finished third in a Listed race, and in 2006 that colt by Rainbow Quest. He was sold as a yearling to McKeever St Lawrence for 75,000gns, was sent into training with Brian Meehan and after winning the Racing Post Trophy (G1) became 2008’s second top-rated two-year-old in Europe. Crowded House did not really train on as a three-year-old and failed to win again, but he did finish second in the Pacific Classic (G1) and fourth in the Woodbine Mile (G1). At this year’s Tattersalls October Book 1 Yearling Sale the farm will be represented by a Dalakhani colt out of Argent Du Bois, and an Invincible Spirit colt out of Riotious Applause. There is also a Rock Of Gibratar colt out of Miss Ivanhoe, a Group-placed mare bred
by the Foreman-Hardys, out of the Nijinsky mare Cor Anglais. Haggins admits that he will have had a number of sleepless nights in the run up to the sale, this being the first draft sold by the stud for which he has been solely responsible since foaling. “When I was interviewed for the position here,” remembers Haggins, “I was told by Mr Foreman-Hardy that my goal is to send the mares to the best possible stallions (without being silly) to produce the best possible racehorse. “Between myself, Gary Hadden and James Delahooke we plan the nominations. We then aim to pick out the best of the fillies and sell all of the colts. “Currently, in training, we have a filly out of Riotous Applause, called Riot of Colour with Ralph Beckett and owned by the Eclipse Partnership. She has twice finished second in a maidens. “It is a partnership organised by Derby Dennis, including the Foreman-Hardys and a group of friends and it usually takes a filly to race each year. There are also two fillies with
car colston stud Brian Meehan, as well as a couple in the US.” Not all of the fillies are kept however, the decision whether to stick or go depending on the individual, the age of her own mare, and the proliferation of the family at Car Colston. Sometimes the right decision is made – sometimes you get it wrong as perhaps the sale of Ticker Tape proved. Horses will always surprise you. “It is my job to assess the horses and make that decision – I am going to call it the wrong way at some point!” warns Haggins. “My job is to continually assess our broodmare band and maintain its quality. The maximum number of mares we want here is ten and we just need to be continually aware and shuffling the pack to ensure the quality remains high. “We want to keep and race the best, but equally if we have a lot of one family we can sell the fillies and perhaps buy and dabble in a different family. It is very important to let other people have fillies from the family too. But it is difficult to find those really nice fillies to breed from. “The Argent Du Bois family, it is like a volcano, there are so many nice ones coming through.” Haggins has plenty of experience upon which to call upon having worked at Burbage Stud and Kildangan, as well as having travelled to Australia to work at Arrowfield Stud and with Bart Cummings. “When I came back from Australia, I worked with Jacqueline Norris at Jockey Hall Stud. I thought I knew everything until I went to work with her. She took me away from the horses and showed me how to deal with the business side of things, with people and clients; she really molded me,” admits Haggins. “From there I went to work at Riversfield Stud with Tom and Geraldine Molan where we produced Harbour Watch and pin-hooked Laddies Poker Two. “However, my wife’s father, who lives in Spain, became ill and it was very difficult for her to get out to see him from Ireland. We began to think that a move to England would be a good idea as it would be easier for her to get to and from Spain. “I was shortlisted for a job at Juddmonte, but missed and then this came up. I sent my cv in, and around the same time Mrs ForemanHardy was booking a nomination at Kildangan and happened to mention that she was looking for a manager – it went from there.” When speaking to Haggins, who gained the large part of his experience in commercial studs, you get the impression that he has ended up in just the right place.
Keith Haggins with the retained yearling fillies
Lot 312: the Invincible Spirit colt ex Riotous Applause, a Listed-placed daughter of mare Wiener Wald
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My job is to continually assess our broodmare band and maintain its quality. The maximum number of mares we want here is ten and we need to be continually aware and shuffling the pack to ensure the quality remains high
Nottinghamshire is made that much easier. Who knows, the gorgeous Invincible Spirit colt out of Riotious Applause offered as Lot 312 at the October Sale, well, he has every chance of being that fourth Group 1 winner for Car Colston Stud.
“Here you get to deal with everything,” he says, “I get a huge buzz from producing a horse, being involved in everything – if you are in a big stud you only play a small role. “I love dealing with the good horses, but am so happy to give the very best to the lesser types as well – we have to ensure that the end product is as best as it possibly can be. You never know which one will become the racehorse. I want to be proud that I have done the best job that I can do in order to build that racehorse, to give it the best possible start. “I am lucky here as, though I do have to account for everything I spend and we certainly don’t waste money on brassplated doors, the stud being a workmanlike operation, the Foreman-Hardys are happy to spend what is necessary on the horses to achieve our aims. While they want to produce good sales horses, they want their own success on the racecourse too. That is important to them.” With such wonderful equine families to work with that continually produce group-class performers, and such a positive outlook from his owners, Haggins’s task in
Lot 218: the Rock of Gibraltar colt ex Miss Ivanhoe, a Listed-winning daughter of Selkirk
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Making the business work
Keith and Eileen Harte, who set up business at Shutford Stud five years ago, are bucking recessionary trends, consigning more at Tattersalls than ever before
t’s been rapid progress for Keith and Eileen Harte. Considering that the Irish-born couple only moved to England six years ago, setting themselves up in business at Shutford Stud, Oxfordshire in 2006, the farm has since sold four horses who have fetched more than 90,000gns, including an Oasis Dream yearling last autumn who made 180,000gns. The Keith Harte Bloodstock draft has 21 yearlings due to go through the ring at this year’s Tattersalls October sale all the way from Book 1 to Book 3.
Through much of this period there has been an extended period of general economic recession alongside transitional change within the bloodstock industry, but the strength of the Harte’s business and the couple’s solid no-nonsense approach to life has ensured that their fledging enterprise has not only survived the economic downturn, but has flourished. Furthermore, the pair can claim the recession has actually worked in their favour. “We had started getting a few clients here,” remembers Keith, “and enough to get the
Keith and Eileen Harte with the weanlings at Oxfordshire-based, Shutford Stud
business going, but the business hadn’t got too big, we hadn’t got to the stage of wanting to rent more land and take on staff and the like. I think if we had done that and the recession had come, we would have been very quickly back home. I think our timing was just lucky in that regard.” And the farm size is an important factor, believes Eileen, who adds: “We can’t take many more than 10 to 15 mares, but I don’t think it is too difficult to pull together that amount of mares, however if we were much bigger and we are looking for more, then
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You just have to keep chipping away at it, and to be honest I find the only place to pick up customers is at the sales or the races
worked for other people, I have always wanted to do my own thing. It really was trainer Eddie Hales who was the catalyst for encouraging me to head out alone. I was working for the guy whom Eddie rented his yard off, but seemed to be spending a lot of time working for Eddie!” laughs Keith. “But Eddie really was helpful as it had never seemed before to be the right time to set out on my own, he gave me the push. “We couldn’t get going in Ireland as land was too expensive and everyone was doing the same thing, and although we spent about a year looking into things and at one point we had Kentucky on the top of the list, we decided on England as we had both spent time in the country and I just love the racing over here.” It was then through a mixture of good fortune – the couple sold a racehorse for which they got “a good few quid” – and pro-actively developing good contacts, that they ended up at Shutford and with “dream landlords”. “We initially moved to Herridge in Wiltshire where we were prepping and breaking-in yearlings,” recalls Keith. “One day at the sales, I went up and introduced myself to Paul Thorman to try and get yearlings to prep, and very kindly he did send me a few. “He mentioned to me that Shutford Stud was coming up for rent and recommended we came to have a look. That was six years ago – we will be here for at least another five years now,” says Keith referencing to the fact that the couple have recently signed a new rental term with owner Tim Roots. Initially, the couple worked away together gathering the few mares and clients that they had, and consigned just one in their first year at Tattersalls. “It is not easy to get boarding mares, or yearlings for that matter, actually, to be honest, it is not easy to get anything!” says Keith. “You just have to keep chipping away at it, and to be honest I find the only place to pick up customers is at the sales or the races. In our first year we were not so busy
things would naturally be that more difficult.” The business at Shutford Stud revolves around boarding and foaling down visiting and home-based mares through to June, and then preparing and selling yearlings at the autumn sales. Through the latter part of the year, Keith takes himself off to the foal sales looking for pin-hooking prospects. Both learnt their trade with some of the best bloodstock interests in Britain and Ireland – Keith having been brought up around the sales with his father, spent time at Derrinstown, Coolmore and Cheveley Park Stud, while Eileen’s first job in racing and bloodstock was with Moyglare before she worked for Weatherbys Ireland. The pair met at the December Sales at Tattersalls (“we don’t go anywhere else!” laughs Keith) and on realising that they lived in close proximity in Ireland started dating on their return. The concept of running their own business soon became a goal. “As my grandfather and father had always
so we went racing a lot to meet people, it was more difficult in our second year, but after that Max, my brother, joined us. I could not operate this place without him now, he allows me to get away, he works seven days a week and is integral to the running of this small business. “People might see you at the sales in December and ask you to consign yearlings but until they might see you at Ascot in June, they forget about you. You have to get your face around.” The couple don’t advertise, but will write to agents at least once a year and though they admit they don’t expect a reply, they hope that the name might just ring a bell with someone a little further down the line.
ut it is really the sales that have been Keith and Eileen’s shop window and the couple have worked hard to increase the quality of their consignments. In this regard the pin-hooking side of the business has been a key policy – by always concentrating on buying a serious Book 2 type of horse, it means that the Keith Harte Bloodstock draft has had good representation at Tattersalls in the commercial market. The consignment also has three this year in Book 1, two of which were bred at Shutford Stud and are being sold on behalf of landlord Roots. It is a further facet to the business that has worked to their advantage. “We have three for Book 1,” says Keith. “Two are for Tim, both are from his main family descending from Sueboog [the dam of Best Of The Bests]. We are very fortunate that Tim has such a good family and we are delighted to be able to take a few to Book 1. “They are both very nice types, and Tim decides very early which horses he will keep and which he wants to sell. It really depends as to what he has of the family and he tends to like to keep a filly from a young mare. “We have also been asked by new clients to consign an Invincible Spirit filly out of
keith harte bloodstock Parisian Elegance, which is great. “Without those, however, it would have been very difficult to get to sell in Book 1 as much of it is monopolised by the larger owner-breeder farms, who have their own staff and set-up, while the likes of Highclere and Watership, well, they have the good contacts with that type of breeder.” The farm’s consignment for Book 2 is made up of the two pin-hooks bought last year – a Medicean out of Lilli Marlane purchased for 32,000gns at Tattersalls and an Invincible Spirit out of Miss Serendipity bought at Goffs for €43,000 – yearlings bred at Shutford, as well as for clients West Dereham Abbey Stud and Irish-breeder Max Ervine. “We met Max at the December Sale last year,” recounts Keith. “He was looking for some help with his consignment and asked us to sell his yearlings for him. We will meet the horses at the sales, they will have nothing with them but a headcollar. I will have everything there, as well as good sales staff – I think it works well to us as consigning agents for Irish-based producers as it saves them the worry about sending over staff and equipment to England.” There is the threat that, if just meeting
“We found last year that people were not so big on multiple viewings or vettings. The Oasis Dream last year was vetted – I knew he would vet cleanly – but all of them only came to look once, and I thought none were really interested. “But the three came up to me outside the ring to talk about the horse and all bid over 100,000gns. I felt a little bit like a fool as I had thought that they had just gone off the horse as most buyers usually like to look at a horse a few times. “Last year I was asked outside the ring about the horses more than ever before, and it makes it difficult for you to judge as to what you think you might get. You know what you should get, you know what you need to get, but it can be a very different matter what actually happens.”
“Some clients fell away as the recession deepened, but we were able to fill their space with clients with more quality horses. We don’t advertise for horses, but hope that we look after our clients well so that they pass on the word – and most of our business has come through word of mouth. “We were always told to keep our rates to what they are. We are far from expensive, but if you start to drop prices, then you start to get the client that you don’t want. It is hard to do, especially when you are looking at just four mares in the stables when you should have over ten.”
Harte with the Oasis Dream colt out of the Listed winner Sell Out, a half-sister to Sueboog. The colt was bred by Tim Roots and is selling in Book 1 as Lot 337
horses at the sales, you are not quite sure what you might be receiving, how well the horses have been prepped and how well it will reflect upon their business in that important “shop window”, but the values that Keith and Eileen maintain ensures that the policy is a success. “We know that all of Max’s horses will be
prepared well,” smiles Eileen, before Keith adds: “You work closely with your clients, while you also make sure that you are working with good people who know what they are doing and will tell you everything. Then you can be confident of standing over a horse when you are selling it.”
Then, you never know, if you are lucky and get a big update, then you might have a Book 1 horse on your hands.”
“The pin-hooking has been so important to this business as it has meant that we have been able to consign, and are seen to consign, a nicer horse. Clients want to see what you produce and see how you run your business before they will use you – but you need the nice horse to sell. “So we set up a syndicate with friends, and the family all got calls to get involved, and it has meant that we have been able to go and buy that horse. The pin-hooking has been a really positive thing for this business and has taken us a level further forward than otherwise. I don’t think ee couldn’t have got this far without the pin-hooking. “We have been going six years with it and while not all have made a profit, over that period we are up 18 per cent, and that is including two who did not make it to the sale. “They were the hits we have had, just not being able to get one to the sales, but pin-hooking is not a ‘year thing’ anyway it has to be looked at over a longer term. “Over the six years everyone has stayed involved, while also being able to take their initial investment out. “We are hoping to buy maybe three or four this time, just having two horses really is not enough. We are also planning to run it under the three-year Enterprise Investment programme and are getting some new, non-horsey people involved. “The idea is go and buy a solid Book 2 horse.
“I am sent out to Ireland with my budget, and have been known to ring Eileen whilst bidding to ask how much I have got left to spend! “I look at them all myself and do all my catalogue work myself. I have cut back on the numbers that I look at; I won’t look at foals by unfashionable sires as I know I won’t be able to sell them. “I do it all myself because I have made mistakes and hopefully learnt by them. You then have only got yourself to blame, if you get it wrong. “I think if you go with too many people, you get influenced by them – you hear rumours, and this or that about a sire which will put you off a horse. You only have to spend half an hour in the bar, and you will be put off the one you were going to buy. “At the end of the day, when you buy a horse, you are the only one in that sales complex who thought it was worth that – no one else did! “We tried desperately to buy a Dutch Art foal last year, as I loved his yearlings, but we could not get one at the right price – and it is so important to get one at the right money. “But by looking at so many foals, it also helps so much when planning our matings the following spring as we have a good idea as to what the sire is producing”.
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It has been ten years since the formation of Blandford Bloodstock. Sally Duckett finds out how Tom Goff and Richard Brown coped after losing their partner and friend Joss Collins
ortnum and Mason, Marks and Spencer, Saatchi and Saatchi, Guinness and oysters, bangers and mash – all enduring partnerships that work, compliment and are just not quite the same without each other. They are all perhaps matches made in heaven. The bloodstock agency partnership between Tom Goff and Richard Brown of Blandford Bloodstock was not put together in heaven or anywhere remotely ethereal for that matter, but rather in Newmarket alongside former colleague, business partner, mentor, bloodstock agent and friend, the late Joss Collins. “I think Joss spotted in both of us kindred spirits,” says Goff, “in that we work
I think Joss spotted in both of us kindred spirits in that we work hard, play hard and enjoy the horse and the thoroughbred for what it is
It sounds corny, but I really did see him as a second father. I was only 25, and while Tom and Joss were perhaps peers, he was my complete mentor
Key to working together Tom: “We just want the same things – and I think it comes down to that basic fact. You’ve got to have an empathy with each other, which we do to a degree, but we also have an empathy with our clients. “We know if we are working a sale hard, we won’t like the same horses, but we both want the horses each has purchased to be hugely successful. It is never Tom’s horse or Richard’s horse, it is a Blandford horse – the most important person being the client, who has by some extraordinary decision, decided to pay us commission to buy a horse for them. “We want all of our commercial clients and our owner-breeders to either sell a horse really well, or win a big race – and that’s key, we want the same things. If we buy a foal or a yearling for someone, and it does not win a race, then that’s what we call a failure.” Richard: “I am very lucky, and this is the first and last time I will say this, but I have huge respect for Tom. He is a great mate, but when things go wrong, I can pick up the phone and he will help deal with the issue rather than judge.”
hard, play hard and enjoy the horse and the thoroughbred for what it is. We have huge respect for the horse, something Joss certainly believed in. I think he recognised a work ethic in us.” “Tom and I hit it off straight away; I can even remember our first dinner together, which was with the Sweezey’s who then owned Darby Dan Farm,” says Brown, whom was asked by Collins in 2001 to join the start-up Blandford Bloodstock, created by Collins and Goff after the pair left the BBA earlier that year. “It was actually a huge leap of faith for Joss to take me on – starting a new company and bringing in a new, young agent… It takes a while for a new guy to start paying for him or herself as it takes time to
get clients….” “Very long for some!” interrupts Goff, with a laughing glint in his eye, before continuing: “I think I remember you saying to the Racing Post sometime after Joss’s death that he walked into your office, put a set of car keys and a mobile phone on the table and said: ‘Congratulations, you are a bloodstock agent now!’” “Yes,” laughs Brown, “And I just sat there thinking, what the hell do I do next?” But ten years later – an anniversary celebrated by the publication of a lavish, full-colour brochure detailing many of the successful horses bought – the agency pair of Goff and Brown are still working together, buying and selling horses, heading
out to watch the cricket together and, of course, promoting the business – happy and positive about pushing the collective name of Blandford Bloodstock rather than themselves as individual bloodstock agents working for individual clients. Through the early 2000s, the triumvirate of Collins, Goff and Brown became The Blandford Bloodstock Men and the three agents started to roll along, doing the job, developing the brand. But everything was turned upside down in 2003. “We had been in business for about three and a half years,” remembers Goff, then a director in the agency alongside Collins. “We had taken very few holidays, but we were all driven by the task we had in hand. We had begun to feel that the agency was approaching the consultancy levels that one could have expected at the old BBA. That our core values of honesty and integrity were respected, and, that between us, we had a worldwide knowledge of horse sales and the thoroughbred business. “I went away on a ski-ing holiday with the my wife,” he recalls. “When I got back, Joss was in hospital and two weeks later he was dead.
Dutch Art: the dual Group 1 runner-up and now leading first-season sire was bought by Blandford Bloodstock for £16,000 at the DBS St Leger Sale in 2005
“I remember ringing all of his clients and friends to say that he was ill and that he was not going to be with us for much longer. The realisation that he was going to die was pretty awful. “We went to visit him in hospital and on one occasion he just turned to me and said: ‘You’re just going to have to sail the ship without me.’” Collins’s death was for his two work colleagues both a professional and personal loss, but for the younger man, perhaps in particular, it was a hugely poignant moment. “It sounds corny,” admits Brown, “but I really did see him as a second father. I was only 25, and while Tom and Joss were perhaps peers, he was my complete mentor when I was a young man starting out in this line of business. “The personal loss was horrific and I was mortified; I was upside down.” Goff picks up the thread: “The realisation came to us very quickly, in fact just the day after the funeral, ‘how on earth are to we going to continue?’ We just sat down and we thought, ‘there is only one thing the old man would want us to do here, and that is to get our heads down and go like hell’. “And I think against all the odds – and there were plenty of doubters – we pulled it together with teamwork.” The pair are both ready to admit that neither could have continued to run and develop the business without the other – perhaps it is that shared experience, as well as a genuine respect and liking for one another, which has kept the pair working together, provided the glue, that now, some six years down the line, still holds firm. “That year, we went everywhere, to every sale as a team. It cost us a lot in travel, but we went, we went to be seen and were seen to be positive,” recalls Goff. “Joss was such a respected figure that there were outpourings of emotion wherever we went, especially in the US.” After the loss of its colossus, those heart felt words of sympathy and compassion could easily have become the forerunners of an exodus of clients from Blandford, the bloodstock community spotting a void at the top of the pyramid so deciding to put its trust elsewhere. However, to perhaps relief at that time, and now genuine thanks and gratitude, a number of clients stood by them. “Only a week after Joss’s funeral, Graham Beck rang me and told me that ‘I had better
Joss Collins: the Blandford Bloodstock pair have much to thank the agent for
blandford bloodstock get myself fit for the September Yearling Sale as I need you, and I also need a new stallion,’” says Goff. “To have someone like that prepared to support us was key.”
or Brown, his man was James Egan of Corduff Stud. “James is one of the best breeders in Europe and a master pin-hooker, and highly respected,” recognises Brown. “He certainly didn’t need a 25-year-old telling him what foals to buy! “But he stuck with me, and we still do business today and have had a lot of success together. I am great friends with David his son – in fact Joss once said that James was his oldest client and he hoped that one day David and I would do business together; amazingly that is exactly what has happened. Corduff sticking with me in that first period, it was huge and very important.” Collins did not get to see how his two protégé have developed, nor enjoy the success that has come Blandford’s way.
Richard: “Anytime we are involved with a good one, it is amazing. At the moment we are lucky enough to be dealing with a number of Group class horses, and they are so rare, they are really, really rare. “You can’t take it for granted, and every time you have a runner in a Listed race or above, it is a huge high, a real adrenaline buzz, something money can’t buy…” Tom: “You can’t say that… Of course it can be bought, and Blandford Bloodstock can buy that for you…! “No seriously, for our clients, who have supported us through the last ten years, whatever area they work in, whether it is as breeders or pin-hookers, we need to keep them at the top of the game.” Richard: “Yes – without them we are nothing, and if they are not successful, then we are toast and will be fired. It’s as simple as that. Look, not all the horses bought go the right way, but you need more horses to go right than wrong.” Tom: “And there is so much luck involved with racehorses, you just have to thank your lucky stars when one does well. It can be a matter of centimetres – you just need one to get an interrupted run, a jockey to take a pull at the wrong time, and then all momentum is lost and you miss out by centimetres. And that run by that horse may never again be repeated.”
Getting older Richard: “You learn by your mistakes and hopefully get better and better – for instance you know families better, you learn traits.” Tom: “Oh definitely, Dick Hern told me that in this game, you never stop learning – we are both aware of that and you learn something new every day, whether it be the trimming of a foal or the management of an older horse in training. But then every horse is also an individual and you always have to adapt everything. “But I also think experience teaches you to get rid of your own prejudices, particularly about stallions. We’ve all had good and bad experiences with stallions, but the more time goes by and you see a certain stallion on the list that you might not have considered, well you have to bury those prejudices, because we’ve all seen stallions being rejuvenated. “You’ve got to be open minded, because most sires and broodmare sires can come up with a good one.”
“For me, the sad thing was that Joss worked so hard to get the thing going and never really saw his labours come to fruition,” says Goff. “And that came very quickly after his death with the Irish 2,000 Guineas victory of Bachelor Duke, Tante Rose’s Sprint Cup success as well as the sale of Bjorn Nielson’s Danzig colt. “He sold at Keeneland in 2006 for a now unbelievable sum of $5.2 million – Blandford bought his dam Al Theraab for Bjorn at Goffs in 2001.”Quite obviously continued successes have followed for Blandford, the pair having bought horses such as Dream Ahead and Dutch Art, as well as organising the sale of Serious Attitude at Fasig-Tipton where the daughter of Mtoto fetched $1.85 million. All that can be read about and appreciated in the company’s anniversary brochure. It is quite obvious when meeting Goff, now 46, and Brown, 32, that they do just get on really well together and enjoy each other’s company – perhaps, in the end, that is all that is really required. It certainly helps if you sre in business together. They laugh at each other’s jokes, finish
Dream Ahead: the July Cup (G1) winner was bought by Blandford at the DBS breeze-up for £36,000
blandford bloodstock What did Joss teach you?
Richard: “Integrity and hard work – it is as simple as that. It is what he lived and ran his business by. That was why when you were at any sale with him, he was the ‘go to’ man. I hope that we work the same – for instance, when the phone goes through Book 5 of the Keeneland Sale from someone I don’t know, I hope they know they are going to be treated fairly. “He did teach us lots of other things also – and I learnt more about horses from him than anyone else.”
The Political Wing
Richard: “I am afraid I am dreadful at all of this, so I hand it all over to Tom, and go to sleep when such topics come up for discussion...” Tom: “The biggest disappointment for me is that the Tote bid was so poorly managed. I saw it as a huge opportunity for racing, and racing knew for years that it was going to be sold, yet to be so poorly prepared for the bid was not far off criminal. “It would have been far better if the BHA and the Jockey Club had gone to 100 of the richest owners in the country, and raised enough to put together a trust to buy the Tote. We joked last year about what would happen if someone such as Fred Donne bought it – and look what has happened. It is tragic, yet another missed opportunity for racing and a sad indication of the lack of leadership in racing. “Going forward, I do think things are getting better and I do believe the Horseman’s Group will help to continue to push prize-money levels up. “I am a tariff supporter, they certainly have helped, but the current argument that tariffs have led to the export of horses, is nonsense. Horses have been exported for the last 25-30 years to run in the US and Hong Kong and it is pie in the sky to think it has been caused by the Horseman’s Group and tarrifs.”
Prize-money and resale value
Richard: “Can I just say this and see what Tom thinks before this is on the record...? “Prize-money obviously is important, but because the resale market is so good, there is a huge chance that owners can still get their investment back. “Many of those who were buying yearlings at the DBS Premier Sale were doing so off the money raised by horses they had sold as two- and threeyear-olds and were reinvesting their money. “There is no other country in the world that has an export market such as Britain. So possibly what we lack in prize-money, we make up for in resale value. I mean, for instance, a horse rated 75 can make £15,000. And if you have a portfolio of three or four horses, and one of them gets to a
Look at our horse-in-training sales, no other country on planet earth has a horse sale like it
off each other sentences, check with each other that they are saying the right thing before coming out with it, are aware of their own foibles while recognising those in their partner without judgement, and are happy to praise the abilities of the other without becoming envious. Maybe it helps that they rarely spend a lot of time in the office together – apparently it can be as few as eight or nine days a year and the company AGM has been known to take place at Heathrow’s terminal four – but the pair will meet for a beer of an evening and think that a good day out, away from racing, is when heading off together to watch the cricket. But when asked what do they think they have done which would have made Collins most proud, the pair think for a second before Brown replies: “When we first sent the brochure out, James Egan, who along with late Michael Jarvis was probably Joss’s closest friend within the industry, phoned me when I was in Deauville and said that: ‘A man upstairs would be very proud of us’. I do hope that James is right.”
rating of 95, well, then you have the chance of a big pay day.” Tom: “I agree – and yes you can say all of that – just imagine how much yearlings would cost if prize-money was strong? “Look at our horses-in-training sales, no other country on planet earth has a horse sale like it. There isn’t even such a thing as a horse-in-training sale in the US, the horses just go down and down the levels. “The horses in training sales are a great outlet for British, Irish and European thoroughbred talent worldwide, and at all levels. And when the Indian and Chinese markets open up properly, it will be interesting to see where they go for their horses – I suspect it will be here. “Britain, Ireland and France provides the most competitive racing in the world and there is a huge hunger to buy horses from those countries.”
Tom: “You can never force anyone into owning a racehorse – it is a luxury item, and just the same as owning a yacht because if you don’t like water, you are not going to buy a boat. It is just the same in racing. “I’ve come across a lot of people who you think might buy, but unless they have that passion, they won’t enjoy it, they won’t suit owning racehorses. “Ownership can be such an intangible thing – one moment you can own the Derby favourite, the next it’s got a leg. Racehorse owners, or would-be owners, have to be and are prepared for that – they have to suffer a little pain with the joy. “Look you can’t talk anyone into owning a racehorse if they don’t want it, they just won’t enjoy it.” Richard: “When you think about it, the most successful trainers who are enjoying a brilliant year have a strike rate of 22 per cent. That means the other 78 per cent of the time is spent losing. And that is exceptional, most good trainers run at around 11 to 15 per cent. “It does all come down to passion, and about those good days on the racecourse, being with the horses that you love being around.”
One reason why foals lose weight Dr Bryan M. Waldridge and Dr Clarissa Brown-Douglas examine cause, effect and management of Equine Proliferative Enteropathy
awsonia intracellularis is bacteria that causes diarrhoea and poor growth rates in young pigs. The bacteria is also known to infect young growing horses, causing proliferative enteropathy (thickened gut disease), a process which describes the thickening that occurs in the small intestine, and occasionally the large intestine, of affected animals. When the intestine thickens, its ability to absorb nutrients is decreased and intestinal inflammation results in leaking of blood proteins into the gut. Most foals affected with L. intracellularis are around weaning age, but yearlings and adult horses are occasionally affected. Clinical signs of L. intracellularis infection include swelling (often around the throat latch, known as “bottle jaw”, but also of the abdominal midline or legs), weight loss, poor weight gain, lethargy, colic, and diarrhoea. Affected foals often have other secondary problems such as pneumonia and dermatitis. Usually there are only one or a few cases on a farm per year. Lawsonia intracellularis infections are an important “rule-out” in cases of the poor-doing foal, foals that are losing weight or foals that are noticeably
Foals are most susceptible to L. intracellularis at weaning, though older horses can be affected too
lagging behind their herd mates. The diagnosis of L. intracellularis is usually straightforward, but requires several different diagnostic tests. Most affected foals have very low serum total protein and albumin concentrations. Ultrasound examination of the abdomen usually confirms thickened small intestine. Other more specialised tests look for L. intracellularis DNA in the manure (PCR test) or antibodies against L. intracellularis in the blood. Antibody and PCR tests are necessary to confirm the diagnosis, if other tests are not conclusive. Lawsonia intracellularis organisms are most likely to be passed in the manure early on during infection, which makes PCR more likely to confirm the diagnosis in early cases. The bacterium is extremely difficult to grow in the laboratory, so culture of manure is unrewarding. In most cases, L. intracellularis infections are diagnosed using some combination of ultrasound examination, blood work results, and/or PCR and serology testing. Several antibiotics have been used for L. intracellularis infection including oxytetracycline, doxycycline, chloramphenicol and rifampin.
The protein in blood is the major force that holds water in the bloodstream. When blood protein concentration is low, plasma transfusions or hetastarch (a large starch molecule) are often required to treat edema and swelling. Anti-inflammatory and anti-ulcer drugs are also recommended. Antibiotic treatment is recommended until serum protein levels have returned to nearly normal, which can be several weeks. Other problems such as pneumonia must also be treated, and these secondary infections can be serious as well.
Affected foals suffer from weight loss and poor growth rates, thus it is important that their nutrition is managed carefully to encourage weight gain, minimise the disturbance in skeletal growth and to replenish body protein. Firstly, remove affected foals (and their dams, if still nursing) from their herd mates and feed individually. Initially, appetite will be suppressed, so it is recommended to offer these foals a “buffet” of anything they will consume, including concentrate feeds and forages, to prevent severe weight loss.
It is important that their
nutrition is managed carefully to encourage weight gain, minimise the disturbance in skeletal growth and to replenish body protein
Protein requirements increase in affected horses due to muscle loss, therefore once appetite has been restored, high protein forages such as alfalfa should be available at all times. Weight gain is important, but must be controlled to prevent skeletal disease resulting from rapid, compromised growth post recovery. Ideally, weigh the affected horse and monitor body condition carefully. The ration should include a feed that is fully fortified with additional protein and trace minerals to support musculoskeletal growth. Suitable feeds include speciality stud and growth concentrates formulated at 14-16 per cent crude protein, or lower-intake balancer concentrates formulated at 25-30 per cent crude protein. Additional calories are likely to be required for weight gain, especially if feeding a lowintake balancer concentrate. Grains, such as oats and barley, will provide additional energy, but it is recommended to use lower starch sources of energy including fats/oils and highly fermentable fibre in these growth
compromised young horses. Safe sources of fat include stabilised rice bran added to a balanced grain ration at rates of 200-500g per day for weanlings and up to 1kg per day for yearlings. Top dressing feed with vegetable oil is another suitable way to add energy. Fermentable fibres, such as beet pulp and soya hulls, are safe non-starch energy sources
that can also be fed for weight gain. The prognosis for foals with L. intracellularis is good. One original study reported a 93 per cent survival rate. Previously affected yearlings sold for significantly less at auction and averaged 68 per cent of the price paid for other than yearlings by the same stallion (range of 7-78 per cent as much as other yearlings by the same sire). However, it is important to point out that the public auction figures from this study were based on the data from only 14 foals. A more recent study found that race earnings were not significantly different between affected and unaffected foals. Eightythree per cent of L. intracellularis affected foals went on to race. From these case studies, it is encouraging that although foals affected with L. intracellularis tend to bring less at public auction, they go on to race as well as unaffected horses. For more information on equine nutrition, please visit www.equinews.com/saracen Saracen Horse Feeds are the exclusive KER Team Members in the UK.
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Cape Coz (Indian Ridge-Pont Aven (Try My Best))
Indian Days: winning his Group 3 at Newbury in April. The horse won the Bosphorus Cup for a second year in a row in September, four days before his Oasis Dream half-brother Reply won the Weatherbys £300,000 stakes. In less than a week, progeny out of Cap Coz netted over £350,000 in prize-money earnings
e all know how rarely sales prices tally with racecourse earning capability. Until now the broodmare Cap Coz, a daughter of Indian Ridge and half-sister to the Gimcrack Stakes (G2) winner Josr Algarhoud, has shown just how difficult that can be as all of her expensive sales progeny have failed to convert promise into racecourse results, while her highestearning son was been her cheapest yearling to sell at public auction. That son’s timing (subsequently named Indian Days) was not particularly good when he arrived in the Tattersalls October sale ring in 2006. The son of Daylami was offered for sale shortly after his year-older brother Istibian, a son of Sakhee who cost Shadwell Stud €150,000 at Arqana in 2005, had not really done his best to publicise his family to the greatest advantage – he had run once when 10th of 11 in a race for unraced colts and geldings at Deauville. The colt’s PR skills never really improved as he went on to run six more times, completely failing to pick up any prize-money whatsoever. Cap Coz’s second foal Binian had by then collected a spot of blacktype placed form in Group level sprints, but those performances had come in France and Indian Days was being sold in Britain at Tattersalls. The form failed to transport itself successfully over the Channel, while Binian’s best performance by that point had been
a fourth in the Prix de l’Abbaye, coming just two days ahead of the Daylami yearling’s appearance at Tattersalls, an update that may have been overlooked by most. Indian Days is Cap Coz’s fourth foal and when sold for 35,000gns at Tattersalls to Highflyer Bloodstock, he basically matched sire Daylami’s yearling average that year of 38,000gns. Although that had fallen from Daylami’s first crop average of 59,000gns, it was a slight resurgence on the stallion’s average of 36,000gns in 2005. It was a brief rally for the sire, who, before export to South Africa, achieved an average of 22,000gns in 2007 and just 7,000gns in 2008 for four yearlings sold. Indian Days was sent into training with James Given and the horse has now, in a five-year racing career encompassing 50 starts, picked up over £500,000 in prize-money earnings. And this is where the chance element has played its mighty hand – in 2010 the astute Given decided to send his colt, a 102-rated winning handicapper who at that point had been found wanting in seven Group race starts (had only converted one outing into a placing) to run in the International Bosphorus Cup (G2) at Veliefendi racecourse in Turkey. It was a brave, inspired, maybe chancy move, but it proved to be the correct one, the five-year-old horse beating the Group 2 winner Sri Putra, the Deutsches Derby (G1) winner Buzzword and the Group 1 performer Halicarnassus and taking home over £150,000 in the process.
mare of the month
Cape Coz (Indian Ridge-Pont Aven (Try My Best))
The owner and I were just looking at the replay and we haven’t seen him finish like that since he won a nursery in his two-year-old days
Mare of the month
It was the last win of that year for Indian Days – two subsequent international Group race appearances yielding nothing. Although the beginning of the 2011 season for Indian Days started off well achieving that domestic European Group 3 victory at Newbury in April, and then a third in the Group 2 Jockey Club Cup at Newmarket, he finished last of five in the Coronation Cup (G1) at Epsom and then last of another batch of five in a Group 1 at San Siro. Even when he dropped back in grade to a Group 3 in Goodwood’s Glorious Stakes, Indian Days could only beat one horse home. It must have taken James Given and his owners quite a large leap of faith to bother sending the horse back out to Turkey this year (last year’s winnings probably financing the trip) – but it worked once, and as there is quite obviously something in the air that agrees with Indian Days, it worked again. Ridden again by Alan Munro, the colt got up to win in the final strides, beating the multiple Group 1 winner Campanologist by a neck. “To come and win an international race like this for two years in a row is really, really pleasing,” said Given to the Racing Post. “He got boxed in two out, but the old warrior pulled himself out of trouble and Alan Munro gave him a superb ride. “Our plan was to follow Afsare who was the favourite but he didn’t take us far enough,” added the delighted trainer. “Then Frankie just kept us in a bit, which was fair enough – it was completely within the rules of the game – and he has made up a tremendous amount of ground in the last 100 metres. “The owner and I were just looking at the replay and we haven’t seen him finish like that since he won a nursery in his two-year-old days!” It really was a most remarkable achievement and Indian Days has now won around 840,000 Turkish Lira (the equivalent to £300,000). He is due to return to Turkey for a third race win next year.
f rewinding back to 2008, the early handicapping achievements of Indian Days and the by-then recognised Group race performances by Binian, meant that in 2008 John Ferguson paid €280,000 to buy an Anabaa half-brother – he has yet to run – while the following year Christophe LaffronParias shelled out €210,000 on a Cape Cross yearling at Arqana. Named Melovia, although she holds entries, the three-year-old also has yet to run. However, the most expensive of Cap Coz’s progeny so far sold at
Reply winning the £300,000 Weatherbys two-year-old stakes
public auction might be the beginning of something new and threaten Indian Days’ title as the highest earner out of the mare. Cap Coz’s 2009 colt by Oasis Dream was bought at the Arqana 2010 August Sale for €500,000 by Demi O’Byrne, being the second top price and the most expensive colt at that sale. He has already had five starts and after winning his maiden second time out was immediately stepped up to Group 1 company in the Phoenix Stakes where he finished fifth behind La Collina. Sent out again just 12 days later in the Gimcrack Stakes (G2) he finished sixth, with the 6f looking a little sharp and the rumour chain claiming the Aidan O’Brien horses were out of form. Given another quick run, Reply squashed those rumours under Joseph O’Brien galloping to a half-length victory in the Weatherbys Insurance £300,000 Two-Year-Old Stakes. The juvenile’s victory came just four days after Indian Days’ victory in Turkey meaning that the progeny out of the Kilfrush Stud-bred mare earned over £350,000 in less than a week. Unfortunately, Cap Coz has hit a bit of dead end since producing Reply being barren to Cape Cross in 2010 and then again to Sea The Stars in 2011.
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Won 5 races at 2 and 3 years, £482,505 (€656,207), from 7 starts Won Gr.1 Prix Jacques Le Marois, 8f, Deauville, beating Natagora (Gr.1), Sageburg (Gr.1), Major Cadeaux (Gr.2), Racinger (Gr.2), etc. “A scintillating effort, value for more than the bare margin as he was eased in the final strides…” Racing Post Won Gr.1 Prix Jean Prat, 8f, Chantilly, beating Raven’s Pass (Gr.1), Rio De La Plata (Gr.1), Falco (Gr.1), Trincot (Gr.2), Winker Watson (Gr.2), etc. “A field big on both quality and quantity… scored easing down…” Racing Post Won Gr.3 Prix de Fontainebleau, 8f, Longchamp Racehorses of 2008: 126
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Sire NAYEF – Dual Champion: won 9 races, 2-5 years, incl. Gr.1 Champion S, Gr.1 Sheema Classic, Gr.1 Juddmonte International S, Gr.1 Prince of Wales’s S. Sire from only three crops of TAMAYUZ, LADY MARIAN (Gr.1 Prix de l’Opera), SPACIOUS (Gr.2 May Hill S, and Gr.2 Windsor Forest S), CONFRONT (Gr.3 Joel S), TABASSUM (Gr.3 Oh So Sharp S), LAKE PALACE, MAGIC EYE, Top Lock, Mayweather, Zafayra, Kotsi, etc.
From the family of Galileo and Sea The Stars Dam AL ISHQ winner and dam of 4 winners from her first 4 foals, viz: TAMAYUZ, THAMARAT (3rd LR Prix Yacowlef), NUQOOSH (2nd Gr.3 Prix Miesque) and ASHAAQ (4 races in France). Grandam ALLEZ LES TROIS 3 wins and dam of 6 winners, incl. Anabaa Blue (Gr.1 Prix du Jockey-Club, Gr.2 Grand Prix de Chantilly, Gr.2 Prix Noailles, 2nd Gr.1 Prix Lupin, Gr.2 Prix Niel, Gr.2 Prix Foy; Group 1 sire), REUNITE (LR Virginia S, 2nd Gr.3 Winter Hill S, LR Chalice S),
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The Global Database Data supplied by Weatherbys EUROPE 681 - Prix d’Arenberg, G3, MaisonsLaffitte, September 13, 1000m 1 Restiadargent (FR) 2 b f Kendargent (FR) - Restia (FR) (Montjeu (IRE)) 2 Kendam (FR) 2 b f Kendargent (FR) Damdam Freeze (FR) (Indian Rocket (GB)) 3 Calahorra (FR) 2 ch f Soave (GER) Kendorya (FR) (Kendor (FR)) Age: 2; Starts: 5; Wins: 2; Places: 3 Earnings: £58,792 Sire: KENDARGENT. Sire of 1 Stakes winners. In 2011 - RESTIADARGENT Montjeu G3. 1st Dam: Restia by Montjeu. unraced. Dam of 1 winner: 2009: RESTIADARGENT (f Kendargent) 2 wins at 2 in France, Prix d’Arenberg G3. 2010: Jeudargent (c Kendargent) 2nd Dam: RESTIFIA by Night Shift. 4 wins at 3 in France Prix Caravelle-Haras des Granges LR. Broodmare Sire: MONTJEU. Sire of the dams of 2 Stakes winners. In 2011 RESTIADARGENT Kendargent G3, FAFINTADENIENT Sakhee LR.
Kenmare Kendor Belle Mecene KENDARGENT gr 2003 Linamix Pax Bella Palavera RESTIADARGENT b f 2009 Sadler’s Wells Montjeu Floripedes RESTIA 2005 Night Shift Restifia Restikala
682 - Woodies DIY Solonaway Stakes, G3, Curragh, September 11, 8f 1 Cityscape (GB) 5 ch c Selkirk (USA) Tantina (USA) (Distant View (USA)) 2 Wild Wind (GER) 3 b f Danehill Dancer (IRE) - Woman Secret (IRE) (Sadler’s Wells (USA)) 3 Across The Rhine (USA) 5 ch g Cuvee (USA) - Seductive Smile (USA) (Silver Hawk (USA)) Age: 2-5; Starts: 13; Wins: 4; Places: 7 Earnings: £192,423 Sire: SELKIRK. Sire of 86 Stakes winners. In 2011 - ANNOUNCE Gone West G1, CITYSCAPE Distant View G3, GLASWEGIAN Lear Fan G3, NAHRAIN Generous LR, SHAMALI Lycius LR, SHEDIAK Fairy King LR. 1st Dam: TANTINA by Distant View. 4 wins at 3, Oak Tree S LR, JRA London Office’s Kyoto Sceptre S LR, 3rd Charlton Hunt Supreme S G3. Dam of 3 winners: 2005: Scuffle (f Daylami) 3 wins at 3, 3rd oddschecker.com Snowdrop S LR. Broodmare. 2006: CITYSCAPE (c Selkirk) 4 wins at 2, 4 and 5, Woodies DIY Solonaway S G3, Nayef Joel S G3, Betfred Goals Galore Superior Mile LR, 2nd Juddmonte Royal Lodge S G2, Bet365 Mile G2, Bathwick Tyres Greenham S G3, Britain’s Got Talent Paradise S LR, 3rd Queen Anne S G1. 2007: BATED BREATH (c Dansili) 5 wins at 3 and 4, sportingbet.com Leisure S LR, 2nd Darley July Cup G1, Betfred Sprint Cup G1. 2008: Daintily Done (f Cacique) unraced to date. 2009: Tarentaise (f Oasis Dream) unraced to date. 2010: (f Dansili) 2nd Dam: DIDINA by Nashwan. 5 wins at 2 and 3 at home, USA Dahlia H G2, 3rd Gamely H G1. Dam of TANTINA (f Distant View, see above), Trekking (f Gone West: 2nd Santa Barbara H G2). Grandam of Crying Lightening. Broodmare Sire: DISTANT VIEW. Sire of the dams of 14 Stakes winners. In 2011 - EMULOUS Dansili G1, SOLE POWER Kyllachy G2, CITYSCAPE Selkirk G3, BATED BREATH Dansili LR, MOONSHINE MULLIN Albert the Great LR. The Selkirk/Distant View cross has produced: CITYSCAPE G1, TRANQUIL TIGER G3.
Atan Sharpen Up Rocchetta SELKIRK ch 88 Nebbiolo Annie Edge Friendly Court CITYSCAPE ch c 2006 Mr Prospector Distant View Seven Springs TANTINA ch 2000 Nashwan Didina Didicoy
683 - www.thetote.com Blandford Stakes, G2, Curragh, September 11, 10f 1 Manieree (IRE) 3 br f Medicean (GB) Sheer Spirit (IRE) (Caerleon (USA)) 2 Sapphire (IRE) 3 b f Medicean (GB) Polished Gem (IRE) (Danehill (USA)) 3 Look At Me (IRE) 3 b f Danehill Dancer (IRE) - Queen Cleopatra (IRE) (Kingmambo (USA))
2011 - TWICE OVER Observatory G1, ASPECTOFLOVE Danetime G2, MANIEREE Medicean G2, BLITZEN Special Week G3, ADIRONDACK SUMMER Thunder Gulch LR, CHORUS MUSIC Strategic Mission LR, GAILY GAME Montjeu LR, HOT HOT MAMA Menifee LR, LIVANDAR Fantastic Light LR, TOSEN REVE Deep Impact LR, UPPERLINE Maria’s Mon LR. The Medicean/Caerleon cross has produced: MANIEREE G2, MARIE DE MEDICI G3, BEAU MICHAEL LR.
Mr Prospector Machiavellian Coup de Folie MEDICEAN ch 97 Storm Bird Mystic Goddess Rose Goddess MANIEREE br f 2008 Nijinsky Caerleon Foreseer SHEER SPIRIT b 97 Troy Sheer Audacity Miss Upward
Age: 2-3; Starts: 7; Wins: 3; Places: 3 Earnings: £104,749 Sire: MEDICEAN. Sire of 27 Stakes winners. In 2011 - MANIEREE Caerleon G2, BANKABLE Sadler’s Wells G3, REGAL REALM Fantastic Light G3, CERVEZA Efisio LR, NEATICO Sadler’s Wells LR, ST MORITZ Statoblest LR. 1st Dam: SHEER SPIRIT by Caerleon. Winner at 3. Dam of 5 winners: 2002: SOVEREIGN SPIRIT (g Desert Prince) 8 wins. 2003: RIVER BRAVO (c Indian Ridge) 2 wins at 2 and 3. 2004: Solid Rock (g Rock of Gibraltar) 3 wins at 2, 2nd Vodafone Surrey S LR. 2005: Bold Choice (c Dubai Destination) Winner at 3, 3rd Glasgow S LR. 2006: Dancelectic (c Barathea) ran a few times. 2008: MANIEREE (f Medicean) 3 wins at 2 and 3, www.thetote.com Blandford S G2, Kilboy Estate S G3. 2009: Cardinal Walter (c Cape Cross) unraced to date. 2010: (c Zamindar) 2nd Dam: Sheer Audacity by Troy. Dam of PELDER (c Be My Guest: Prix Ganay G1, Gran Criterium G1, Premio Parioli (2000 Guineas) G1, 2nd Prix d’Ispahan G1, P. Vittorio di Capua-Consiglio d’ Europa G1), OATH (c Fairy King: Vodafone Derby S G1), SHEER DANZIG (c Roi Danzig: Foster’s Silver Cup Rated S LR), AUDACIOUS PRINCE (c Desert Prince: Prix Pelleas LR), NAPOLEON’S SISTER (f Alzao: Tripleprint Lupe S LR). Grandam of Queen of Naples. Broodmare Sire: CAERLEON. Sire of the dams of 163 Stakes winners. In
684 - www.thetote.com Renaissance Stakes, G3, Curragh, September 11, 6f 1 Bewitched (IRE) 4 gr f Dansili (GB) Abbatiale (FR) (Kaldoun (FR)) 2 Definightly (GB) 5 b/br g Diktat (GB) Perfect Night (GB) (Danzig Connection (USA)) 3 Croisultan (IRE) 5 ch g Refuse To Bend (IRE) - Zoudie (GB) (Ezzoud (IRE)) Age: 2-4; Starts: 18; Wins: 8; Places: 3 Earnings: £223,307 Sire: DANSILI. Sire of 59 Stakes winners. In 2011 - EMULOUS Distant View G1, AVIATE Irish River G2, DANDINO Generous G2, DELEGATOR Efisio G2, DREAM PEACE Darshaan G2, REQUINTO Entrepreneur G2, TESTOSTERONE Sadler’s Wells G2, BEWITCHED Kaldoun G3, ENTIFAADHA Kingmambo G3, EPIC LOVE Diesis G3, FAMOUS NAME Quest For Fame G3, FIRE LILY Pivotal G3, SURFRIDER Rahy G3, BATED BREATH Distant View LR, DAN TUCKET Deploy LR, FERDOOS Rainbow Quest LR, GRAFITTI Half a Year LR, LAUGHING Be My Chief LR, TENTH STAR Rahy LR. 1st Dam: ABBATIALE by Kaldoun. 3 wins at 2 and 3 in France, Prix Penelope G3, 2nd Prix de Diane Hermes G1. Own sister to AUBERGADE. Dam of 5 winners: 2000: Atmosphere (f Barathea). Broodmare. 2001: APOSTROPHE (f Barathea) Winner at 4 in France. Broodmare. 2002: ARLINGTON (c Desert
international database Prince) Winner at 3 in France. 2003: AVORIAZ (g Desert Prince) Winner at 4. 2004: Apparence (f Sinndar) 2006: PETER TCHAIKOVSKY (g Dansili) 2 wins at 2 and 3. 2007: BEWITCHED (f Dansili) Sold 112,044gns yearling at ARAUG. 8 wins at 2 to 4, Ballycorus S G3, Models 1 Group Bengough S G3, Michael Kinane Renaissance S G3 (twice), J W Lees Sandy Lane S LR, ITBA Feeds EBF Sweet Mimosa S LR, 3rd P. P. O’Leary Mem. Phoenix Sprint S G3, Scottish News EBF Land O’Burns S LR. 2008: Armoirie (f Azamour) in training. 2009: Attachante (f Teofilo) unraced to date.
of 6 winners:
2nd Dam: Anna Edes by Fabulous Dancer. Dam of ABBATIALE (f Kaldoun, see above), AUBERGADE (f Kaldoun: Prix Rose de Mai LR, 2nd Prix Penelope G3, 3rd Prix de Pomone G2), Armen (g Kaldoun: 3rd Glenlivet Anniversary Novices’ Hurdle G2). Grandam of Good Neighbor.
Broodmare Sire: KALDOUN. Sire of the dams of 42 Stakes winners. In 2011 - BEWITCHED Dansili G3, TERRE DU VENT Kutub LR.
SANADA (f Priolo) Winner
at 3 in France. Broodmare. 2002:
SANAGORA (f Mujadil) 2
wins at 3 in France. Broodmare. 2003:
SANAYA (f Barathea) 4
wins at 2 to 4 in France, UAE, Prix Casimir Delamarre LR, Storming Home Cape Verdi S LR, 2nd Montjeu
Kahyasi Kerali BEWITCHED gr f 2007 Caro Kaldoun
Prix Charles Laffitte LR, Prix Volterra LR, Prix Occitanie LR, 3rd Prix Cleopatre
Fabulous Dancer Anna Edes Abbey
685 - Qatar Prix Foy, G2, Longchamp, September 11, 2400m 1 Sarafina (FR) 4 b f Refuse To Bend (IRE) - Sanariya (IRE) (Darshaan) 2 Hiruno D’amour (JPN) 4 b c Manhattan Cafe (JPN) - Share Elegance (JPN) (Lammtarra (USA)) 3 St Nicholas Abbey (IRE) 4 b c Montjeu (IRE) - Leaping Water (GB) (Sure Blade (USA)) Age: 3-4; Starts: 9; Wins: 6; Places: 3 Earnings: £1,365,484 Sire: REFUSE TO BEND. Sire of 14 Stakes winners. In 2011 - SARAFINA Darshaan G1, WAVERING Darshaan G1, OCEAN OF TIME Seeking The Gold LR, RIGHT OF REFUSAL Quest For Fame LR, WITHOUT FEAR Kahyasi LR. 1st Dam: Sanariya by Darshaan. Dam
687 - Qatar Prix Niel, G2, Longchamp, September 11, 2400m
1 Ley Hunter (USA) 4 b c Kingmambo (USA) - Lailani (GB) (Unfuwain (USA)) 2 Tac de Boistron (FR) 4 b c Take Risks (FR) - Pondiki (FR) (Sicyos (USA)) 3 Shamanova (IRE) 4 b f Danehill Dancer (IRE) - Shamadara (IRE) (Kahyasi)
1 Reliable Man (GB) 3 gr c Dalakhani (IRE) - On Fair Stage (IRE) (Sadler’s Wells (USA)) 2 Meandre (FR) 3 gr c Slickly (FR) Penne (FR) (Sevres Rose (IRE)) 3 Vadamar (FR) 3 gr c Dalakhani (IRE) Vadawina (IRE) (Unfuwain (USA))
G3, Prix de Conde G3, Prix Penelope G3. Broodmare. Sanabyra (f Kahyasi)
SARAFINA (f Refuse To
Bend). 6 wins at 3 and 4 in France, Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud G1, Prix de Diane G1, Montjeu Coolmore Prix Saint-Alary G1, Qatar Prix Foy G2, Prix Corrida G2, 2nd Prix Ganay - Prix Air Mauritius G1, 3rd Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe G1, Qatar Prix Vermeille G1. 2008:
SANDAGIYR (c Dr Fong) 2
2nd Dam: Sanamia by Top Ville. 1 win at 3, 3rd A & M Construction EBF Challenge Race LR.
Katana ABBATIALE gr 95
686 - Qatar Prix Gladiateur, G3, Longchamp, September 11, 3000m
Sanjida (f Polish
Precedent) Winner at 2 in France, 2nd
DANSILI b 96 Hasili
Raise A Native Mr Prospector Gold Digger KINGMAMBO b 90 Nureyev Miesque Pasadoble LEY HUNTER b c 2007 Northern Dancer Unfuwain Height of Fashion LAILANI b 98 Mr Prospector Lailati Carduel
Coolmore Prix Saint-Alary G1.
wins at 3 in France, Prix de Pontarme Danehill
Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge REFUSE TO BEND b 2000 Gulch Market Slide Grenzen SARAFINA b f 2007 Shirley Heights Darshaan Delsy SANARIYA b/br 96 Top Ville Sanamia Santalina
Broodmare Sire: DARSHAAN. Sire of the dams of 171 Stakes winners. In 2011 - POUR MOI Montjeu G1, SARAFINA Refuse To Bend G1, WAVERING Refuse To Bend G1, BLUE BAJAN Montjeu G2, DREAM PEACE Dansili G2, GLASS HARMONIUM Verglas G2, FANTASIA Sadler’s Wells G3, GENKI Shinko Forest G3, GIANT SANDMAN Footstepsinthesand G3, PINK SYMPHONY Montjeu G3, PRINCE SIEGFRIED Royal Applause G3, SENSE OF PURPOSE Galileo G3, BABYCAKES Marju LR, CLAREMONT Sadler’s Wells LR, DISTANT MEMORIES Falbrav LR, NATURE SPIRITS Beat Hollow LR, SAJJHAA King’s Best LR, SANDAGIYR Dr Fong LR, SIR EAGLES Diamond Green LR, ST JEAN CAP FERRAT Domedriver LR, PRINCETON PLAINS Tagula LR. The Refuse To Bend/Darshaan cross has produced: SARAFINA G1, WAVERING G1, GRACE O’MALLEY G3, ALAIYMA LR.
Age: 3-4; Starts: 12; Wins: 4; Places: 5 Earnings: £136,119 Sire: KINGMAMBO. Sire of 83 Stakes winners. In 2011 - 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: LAILANI by Unfuwain. 7 wins at 3 at home, USA, Kildangan Stud Irish Oaks G1, Vodafone Nassau S G1, Flower Bowl Invitational S G1. Dam of 4 winners: 2003: PAULLINUS (c A P Indy) 4 wins at 3 and 5 in Canada, USA. 2004: Gabriel’s Hill (c A P Indy) 4 wins at 3, 5 and 6 in Ecuador, USA, 2nd Brooklyn H G2. 2006: SOVEREIGN REMEDY (c Elusive Quality) 2 wins at 3. 2007: LEY HUNTER (c Kingmambo) 4 wins at 3 and 4 in France, Qatar Prix Gladiateur G3, Prix Vulcain LR, 2nd Prix d’Harcourt G2. 2008: Sahraah (f Kingmambo) unraced to date. 2009: Lacily (f Elusive Quality) unraced to date. 2010: (c Street Cry) 2nd Dam: Lailati by Mr Prospector. Dam of LAILANI (f Unfuwain, see above), COPPER CARNIVAL (c Petit Loup: Prix Rene Bedel LR). Grandam of LUDKA. Broodmare Sire: UNFUWAIN. Sire of the dams of 31 Stakes winners. In 2011 - SHAMALGAN Footstepsinthesand G2, LEY HUNTER Kingmambo G3, VADAMAR Dalakhani LR.
Age: 3; Starts: 5; Wins: 4; Places: 1 Earnings: £886,879 Sire: DALAKHANI. Sire of 24 Stakes winners. In 2011 - DUNCAN Danehill G1, RELIABLE MAN Sadler’s Wells G1, BARAAN Grindstone G3, OCEAN WAR Royal Academy LR, SEISMOS Dashing Blade LR, VADAMAR Unfuwain LR. 1st Dam: ON FAIR STAGE by Sadler’s Wells. 2 wins at 4, Beamish Stout Ruby S LR. Dam of 5 winners: 1998: Opera Rouge (c Darshaan) 1999: POWER OF LOVE (f Zafonic) Winner at 3 in France. Broodmare. 2001: Armfelt (c Darshaan) unraced. 2002: GALE FORCE (c Sinndar) 2 wins at 3 in France, Coupe des Trois Ans LR. 2003: FRENCH OPERA (g Bering) 8 wins, 2nd wbx.com Novices’ Hurdle LR, Totepool Game Spirit Chase G2, Scottish Sun Future Champion Nov. Chase G2, bet365.com Celebration Chase G2. 2005: King’s Charm (c King’s Best) 2006: IMPOSING (c Danehill Dancer) 3 wins. 2007: Salinia (f Rainbow Quest) ran on the flat in France. 2008: RELIABLE MAN (c Dalakhani) 4 wins at 3 in France, Prix du Jockey Club G1, Qatar Prix Niel G2, 3rd Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris G1. 2009: Oh Lady Be Good (f Oasis Dream) unraced to date. 2011: (f Lawman) 2nd Dam: FAIR SALINIA by Petingo. 4 wins at 2 and 3 Irish Guinness Oaks G1, Oaks S G1, Yorkshire Oaks G1, 2nd William Hill Cheveley Park S G1, 1000 Guineas S G1. Dam of PERFECT VINTAGE (g Shirley Heights: Prix Quincey G3), PERFECT CIRCLE (f
international database Caerleon: Reference Point Sceptre S LR, 2nd Tattersalls Musidora S G3, Shadwell Stud Nell Gwyn S G3), ON FAIR STAGE (f Sadler’s Wells, see above), Horn Dance (g Green Dancer: 3rd Murray Bridge Cup LR), Fair Habit (f Habitat: 3rd Firth of Clyde S LR). Grandam of DAIWA MEMPHIS, Edbaysaan, Sharemono, Happy Co-Operation, Starry Heaven, NOMADIC. Broodmare Sire: SADLER’S WELLS. Sire of the dams of 263 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, 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 Dalakhani/Sadler’s Wells cross has produced: CHINESE WHITE G1, CONDUIT G1, RELIABLE MAN G1, DEEM G3, SHREYAS G3, YAHRAB G3, KADABI LR, Murmansk G3, Unwritten Rule G3, Oranais LR.
Shirley Heights Darshaan Delsy DALAKHANI gr 2000 Miswaki Daltawa Damana RELIABLE MAN gr c 2008 Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge ON FAIR STAGE b 93 Petingo Fair Salinia Fair Arabella
688 - Qatar Prix Vermeille, G1, Longchamp, September 11, 2400m 1 Galikova (FR) 3 b f Galileo (IRE) -
Born Gold (USA) (Blushing Groom (FR)) 2 Testosterone (IRE) 3 br f Dansili (GB) Epopee (IRE) (Sadler’s Wells (USA)) 3 Shareta (IRE) 3 b f Sinndar (IRE) Shawara (IRE) (Barathea (IRE)) Age: 2-3; Starts: 7; Wins: 5; Places: 1 Earnings: £603,816 Sire: GALILEO. Sire of 99 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, 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, 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: BORN GOLD by Blushing Groom. Winner at 4 in France. Own sister to GOLD SPLASH. Dam of 11 winners: 1996: GLAMADOUR (f Sanglamore) Winner at 3 in France. Broodmare. 1997: GOLD ROUND (f Caerleon) 3 wins at 2 and 3 in France, Prix Cleopatre G3. Dam of GOLDWAKI (c Dalakhani: 4 wins at 3 in France, Prix du Lys G3), SPECTACULAIRE (c Spectrum: 8 wins to 2011 in France, Prix Right Royal LR) 1998: Born Something (f Caerleon) 4 wins at 2, 4 and 5 in France, USA, 2nd West Virginia Senate President’s Cup S LR, 3rd Prix de la Grotte G3. Broodmare. 1999: DEMONIOUS (g Dr Devious) 7 wins at 4 to 8 in France. 2000: SUPERFONIC (f Zafonic) Winner at 3 in France. Broodmare. 2001: Red Tune (g Green Tune) 3 wins at 3, 6 and 7 in France, 2nd Prix de Guiche G3. 2002: GOLD SOUND (g Green Tune) 11 wins to 2010 in France, USA, Prix de Guiche G3, 2nd Prix Noailles G2. 2004: NEARTICA (f Sadler’s Wells) Winner at 3 in France. Broodmare. 2005: GOLDIKOVA (f Anabaa) Champion older mare in Europe in 2009 and 2010. 17 wins at 2 to 6, 2011 at home, France, USA, Etihad Airways Falmouth S G1, Queen Anne S G1, Prix Rothschild G1 (4 times), Qatar Prix de la Foret G1, Prix d’Ispahan G1 (twice), Prix
du Moulin de Longchamp G1, P. Fresnay le Buffard Jacques Le Marois G1, Breeders’ Cup Mile G1 (3 times), 2nd Queen Anne S G1, Poule d’Essai des Pouliches G1, P. Fresnay le Buffard Jacques Le Marois G1 (twice), 3rd Prix de Diane G1, Total Prix de la Foret G1. 2006: Born Again (f Cape Cross) 2007: OCEAN SEVEN (c Green Tune) Winner at 2 in France. 2008: GALIKOVA (f Galileo) 5 wins at 2 and 3 in France, Qatar Prix Vermeille G1, Prix Guillaume d’Ornano G2, Prix Cleopatre G3, 2nd Prix de Diane Longines G1. 2010: Anodin (c Anabaa) 2011: Goldeo (c Galileo) 2nd Dam: RIVIERE D’OR by Lyphard. 4 wins at 2 and 3 in France Prix SaintAlary G1, 2nd Prix Marcel Boussac G1, Prix de Diane Hermes G1. Dam of GOLD SPLASH (f Blushing Groom: Coronation S G1, Prix Marcel Boussac G1, 3rd Dubai Poule d’Essai des Pouliches G1). Grandam of ROYAL GOD. Broodmare Sire: BLUSHING GROOM. Sire of the dams of 145 Stakes winners. In 2011 - GALIKOVA Galileo G1, GOLDIKOVA Anabaa G1, HOT SNITZEL Snitzel G2, CERES HUNT Coronado’s Quest LR.
Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge GALILEO b 98 Miswaki Urban Sea Allegretta GALIKOVA b f 2008 Red God Blushing Groom Runaway Bride BORN GOLD ch 91 Lyphard Riviere d’Or Gold River
NIDEEB In The Wings G3, ANEVAY Hennessy LR, CANALI Barathea LR, CHINCHILLA Eternity Range LR, FULBRIGHT Fairy King LR, KULGRINDA Bellotto LR, PASSAGGIO Generous LR, PYMAN’S THEORY Cadeaux Genereux LR, REBEL CALL Encosta de Lago LR, SAJWAH Linamix LR, SPIN CYCLE Spinning World LR, WAVEBAND Wolfhound LR. 1st Dam: Sun Shower by Indian Ridge. Dam of 2 winners: 2006: MULL OF KILLOUGH (g Mull of Kintyre) 3 wins at 3. 2007: Tashzara (f Intikhab) 2008: EXCELEBRATION (c Exceed And Excel) Sold 10,503gns foal at GONO1, 19,047gns yearling at DNSLY. 5 wins at 2 and 3 at home, France, Germany, Qatar Prix du Moulin de Longchamp G1, CGA Hungerford S G2, Mehl-Mulhens Rennen (2000 Guineas) G2, 2nd totesport.com Greenham S G3, 3rd St James’s Palace S G1. 2009: (c Strategic Prince) 2010: (f Rebuttal). Died as a foal. 2011: (c Dancing Forever) Broodmare Sire: INDIAN RIDGE. Sire of the dams of 51 Stakes winners. In 2011 - DANCING RAIN Danehill Dancer G1, EXCELEBRATION Exceed And Excel G1, 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 Exceed And Excel/Indian Ridge cross has produced: EXCELEBRATION G1, Lukrecia G3.
689 - Qatar Prix du Moulin de Longchamp, G1, Longchamp, September 11, 1600m 1 Excelebration (IRE) 3 b c Exceed And Excel (AUS) - Sun Shower (IRE) (Indian Ridge) 2 Rio de La Plata (USA) 6 ch c Rahy (USA) - Express Way (ARG) (Ahmad (ARG)) 3 Rajsaman (FR) 4 gr c Linamix (FR) Rose Quartz (GB) (Lammtarra (USA)) Age: 2-3; Starts: 8; Wins: 5; Places: 3 Earnings: £402,198 Sire: EXCEED AND EXCEL. Sire of 41 Stakes winners. In 2011 EXCELEBRATION Indian Ridge G1, HELMET Singspiel G1, MARGOT DID Shareef Dancer G1, BEST TERMS Kris G2, MASAMAH Distant Relative G2,
Razyana EXCEED AND EXCEL b 2000 Lomond Patrona Gladiolus EXCELEBRATION b c 2008 Ahonoora Indian Ridge Hillbrow SUN SHOWER br 2001 Warning Miss Kemble Sarah Siddons
690 - Qatar Prix du Petit Couvert, G3, Longchamp, September 11, 1000m 1 Prohibit (GB) 6 b g Oasis Dream (GB) - Well Warned (GB) (Warning) 2 Mar Adentro (FR) 5 b g Marju (IRE) Guermantes (GB) (Distant Relative) 3 Hamish McGonagall (GB) 6 b g Namid (GB) - Anatase (GB) (Danehill (USA))
international database Age: 2-6; Starts: 42; Wins: 9; Places: 17 Earnings: £496,248 Sire: OASIS DREAM. Sire of 45 Stakes winners. In 2011 - MIDDAY Kingmambo G1, POWER Inchinor G1, PROHIBIT Warning G1, RIMTH Efisio G3, ANNE OF KIEV Mark of Esteem LR, BRONTERRE Royal Academy LR, DUX SCHOLAR Selkirk LR, FLAMBEAU Catrail LR, NEEBRAS Halling LR, PEACE OF OASIS Zafonic LR, SWISS DREAM Indian Ridge LR. 1st Dam: Well Warned by Warning. Winner at 2, 3rd Hillsdown Cherry Hinton S G2. Own sister to OUT OF REACH. Dam of 3 winners: 1999: (c Entrepreneur) 2000: Hazardous (f Night Shift). Broodmare. 2001: Preview (c Green Desert) ran once. 2002: Heat (f King’s Best) unraced. Broodmare. 2003: Precautionary (f Green Desert). Broodmare. 2004: PRIOR WARNING (c Barathea) 5 wins at 2, 3 and 5 in France, Kingdom of Saudi Ara, Prix Montenica LR, Prix Sigy LR. 2005: PROHIBIT (g Oasis Dream) Sold 85,000gns 4yo at TAAUT. 9 wins to 2011 at home, France, UAE, King’s Stand S G1, Qatar Prix du Petit Couvert G3, Scarbrough S LR, 2nd Prix du GrosChene- Prix Largo Winch G2, totesport.com Bullet Sprint S LR, 3rd Coolmore Nunthorpe S G1, betfred.com Temple S G2, Dubai Airport World Trophy G3, O’Connell London Wasps Pavilion S LR. 2006: EMERGENCY (f Dr Fong) 2 wins at 3 in France, Prix Amandine LR, 2nd Prix de Lieurey-Shadwell G3. Broodmare. 2007: Notice Given (c Oasis Dream) 2008: Respondez (f Oasis Dream) 2009: Final Call (f Rail Link) unraced to date. 2010: (c Three Valleys) 2011: (f Rail Link)
Danzig Green Desert Foreign Courier OASIS DREAM b 2000 Dancing Brave Hope Bahamian PROHIBIT b g 2005 Known Fact Warning Slightly Dangerous WELL WARNED b 94 Don’t Forget Me Well Beyond Mariakova
691 - Goffs National Stakes, G1, Curragh, September 10, 7f 1 Power (GB) 2 b c Oasis Dream (GB) Frappe (IRE) (Inchinor (GB)) 2 Dragon Pulse (IRE) 2 ch c Kyllachy (GB) - Poetical (IRE) (Croco Rouge (IRE)) 3 David Livingston (IRE) 2 b c Galileo (IRE) - Mora Bai (IRE) (Indian Ridge) Age: 2; Starts: 4; Wins: 3; Places: 1 Earnings: £116,385 Sire: OASIS DREAM. Sire of 45 Stakes winners. In 2011 - MIDDAY Kingmambo G1, POWER Inchinor G1, PROHIBIT Warning G1, RIMTH Efisio G3, ANNE OF KIEV Mark of Esteem LR, BRONTERRE Royal Academy LR, DUX SCHOLAR Selkirk LR, FLAMBEAU Catrail LR, NEEBRAS Halling LR, PEACE OF OASIS Zafonic LR, SWISS DREAM Indian Ridge LR.
2nd Dam: WELL BEYOND by Don’t Forget Me. 3 wins at 2 and 3 October S LR. Dam of OUT OF REACH (f Warning: Brown Bess H G3), Well Warned (f Warning, see above)
1st Dam: FRAPPE by Inchinor. Winner at 2. Dam of 4 winners: 2001: (c Marju) 2002: THAKAFAAT (f Unfuwain) 3 wins at 2 and 3, Ribblesdale S G2. Broodmare. 2003: QUANTUM (f Alhaarth) Winner at 3. Broodmare. 2004: Wild Gardenia (f Alhaarth). Broodmare. 2005: APPLAUDED (f Royal Applause) Winner at 2. Broodmare. 2006: Arabian Flame (g King’s Best) 2007: Pekan Three (g Sadler’s Wells) 2008: Amjaad (f Dansili) unraced to date. 2009: POWER (c Oasis Dream) Sold 50,000gns yearling at TAOC1. 3 wins at 2, Goffs National S G1, Coventry S G2, T P Waters EBF Marble Hill S LR, 2nd Keeneland Phoenix S G1. 2010: (f Nayef ) 2011: (c Shamardal)
Broodmare Sire: WARNING. Sire of the dams of 46 Stakes winners. In 2011 - PROHIBIT Oasis Dream G1, GLORIOUS SIGHT Singspiel LR, MORES WELLS Sadler’s Wells LR, NICE DANON Sakhee LR, TOI ET MOI Galileo LR.
2nd Dam: GLATISANT by Rainbow Quest. 2 wins at 2 Butlins Sth. Coast World Prestige S G3. Dam of FOOTSTEPSINTHESAND (c Giant’s Causeway: ultimatepoker.com 2000 Guineas G1). Grandam of JUNIA TEPZIA.
Broodmare Sire: INCHINOR. Sire of the dams of 10 Stakes winners. In 2011 - POWER Oasis Dream G1, UP IN TIME Noverre G2, FENCING Street Cry LR.
Danzig Green Desert Foreign Courier OASIS DREAM b 2000 Dancing Brave Hope Bahamian POWER b c 2009 Ahonoora Inchinor Inchmurrin FRAPPE b 96 Rainbow Quest Glatisant Dancing Rocks
692 - Irish Field Irish St Leger, G1, Curragh, September 10, 14f 1 Jukebox Jury (IRE) 5 gr c Montjeu (IRE) - Mare Aux Fees (GB) (Kenmare (FR)) 1 Duncan (GB) 6 b g Dalakhani (IRE) Dolores (GB) (Danehill (USA)) 3 Red Cadeaux (GB) 5 ch g Cadeaux Genereux - Artisia (IRE) (Peintre Celebre (USA)) Age: 2-5; Starts: 20; Wins: 8; Places: 7 Earnings: £784,169 Sire: MONTJEU. Sire of 106 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, ASKAR TAU Acatenango G3, CLASS IS CLASS Hector Protector G3, GOLDEN PARACHUTE Volksraad G3, PACIFIQUE Zafonic G3, PINK SYMPHONY Darshaan G3, BERLING Danehill LR, BERNIERES Trempolino LR, GAILY GAME Caerleon 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: MARE AUX FEES by Kenmare. Winner at 3 in France. Dam of 10 winners: 1993: PIERROT SOLAIRE (c Dancing Spree) 11 wins in Italy, Criterium Partenopeo LR. 1994: Mare Aux Tanches (f Lead On Time) unraced. 1995: CLAIR DE MER (c Dancing Spree) 5 wins in Italy. 1996: THE MASK (c Saint Estephe) 4 wins at 2, 3 and 6 in France, Prix de Saint Patrick LR, 2nd Brigadier Gerard S G3, 3rd Prix Guillaume d’Ornano G2.
1997: Seule A Paris (f Pistolet Bleu). Dam of Here She Comes (f Take Risks: 4 wins at 3 to 5 in Denmark, France, 2nd Prix de la Cochere LR, Prix de Lieurey-Shadwell LR, Erik O Steens Memorial LR, Margareta Wettermarks Minneslopning LR) 1998: ALBULA (f Anabaa) Winner at 3 in France. Broodmare. Dam of DORSET SQUARE (g Fantastic Light: 7 wins, thetote.com H. Hurdle G2) 1999: Bithia (f Sillery) ran on the flat in Italy. Broodmare. 2000: ORDINARY HERO (c Anabaa) 5 wins at 3 and 5 in Norway. 2001: Hoops And Blades (c Peintre Celebre) ran a few times. 2002: Maternelle (f Machiavellian) ran on the flat in France. Broodmare. 2003: MAESTA (c Starborough) 3 wins at 3 and 4 in France. 2005: BELLE ALLURE (f Numerous) 4 wins at 2 to 4 in France, USA, P.Vanteaux-Beachcomber Hotels Royal Palm G3, Athenia S G3. 2006: JUKEBOX JURY (c Montjeu) Sold 173,745gns yearling at ARAUG. 8 wins at 2 to 5, 2011 at home, France, Germany, Irish Field Irish St Leger G1, Preis von Europa G1, stanjames.com Jockey Club S G2, Juddmonte Royal Lodge S G2, Grand Prix de Deauville-Lucien Barriere G2, Darley Prix Kergorlay G2, Totepool Rose of Lancaster S G3, Timeform Betfair Fred Archer S LR, 2nd Racing Post Trophy G1, Pattison Canadian International S G1, 3rd Coutts Glorious S G3, Prix La Rochette G3. 2007: LE LARRON (c High Chaparral) 2 wins at 3 in France, Prix Michel Houyvet LR, 3rd Qatar Prix Chaudenay G2. 2008: Hurricane Higgins (g Hurricane Run) Winner at 3, 2nd totesport.com Derby Trial S G3. 2nd Dam: Feerie Boreale by Irish River. 1 win at 2 in France, 2nd Prix d’Aumale G3, 3rd Prix Marcel Boussac G1. Dam of TAKE OFF TIME (c Polish Precedent: Premio Carlo Porta Limited H LR). Grandam of MATIN DE TEMPETE. Broodmare Sire: KENMARE. Sire of the dams of 77 Stakes winners. In 2011 - JUKEBOX JURY Montjeu G1, HEROD THE GREAT Tara’s Halls G2, AVENUE Anabaa G3, CITY LEADER Fasliyev LR, HURRICANE FLY Montjeu LR, SILK DRUM Intikhab LR. The Montjeu/Kenmare cross has produced: JUKEBOX JURY G1, HURRICANE FLY LR.
international database Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge MONTJEU b 96 Top Ville Floripedes Toute Cy JUKEBOX JURY gr c 2006 Kalamoun Kenmare Belle of Ireland MARE AUX FEES gr 88 Irish River Feerie Boreale Skelda
693 - Irish Field Irish St Leger, G1, Curragh, September 10, 14f 1 Jukebox Jury (IRE) 5 gr c Montjeu (IRE) - Mare Aux Fees (GB) (Kenmare (FR)) 1 Duncan (GB) 6 b g Dalakhani (IRE) Dolores (GB) (Danehill (USA)) 3 Red Cadeaux (GB) 5 ch g Cadeaux Genereux - Artisia (IRE) (Peintre Celebre (USA)) Age: 2-5; Starts: 20; Wins: 8; Places: 7 Earnings: £784,169 Sire: MONTJEU. Sire of 106 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, ASKAR TAU Acatenango G3, CLASS IS CLASS Hector Protector G3, GOLDEN PARACHUTE Volksraad G3, PACIFIQUE Zafonic G3, PINK SYMPHONY Darshaan G3, BERLING Danehill LR, BERNIERES Trempolino LR, GAILY GAME Caerleon 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: MARE AUX FEES by Kenmare. Winner at 3 in France. Dam of 10 winners: 1993: PIERROT SOLAIRE (c Dancing Spree) 11 wins in Italy, Criterium Partenopeo LR. 1994: Mare Aux Tanches (f Lead On Time) unraced. 1995: CLAIR DE MER (c Dancing Spree) 5 wins in Italy. 1996: THE MASK (c Saint Estephe) 4 wins at 2, 3 and 6 in France, Prix de Saint Patrick LR, 2nd Brigadier Gerard S G3, 3rd Prix Guillaume d’Ornano G2. 1997: Seule A Paris (f Pistolet Bleu). Dam of Here She Comes (f Take Risks: 4 wins at 3 to 5 in Denmark, France, 2nd Prix de la Cochere LR, Prix de Lieurey-Shadwell LR, Erik O Steens Memorial LR, Margareta Wettermarks
Minneslopning LR) 1998: ALBULA (f Anabaa) Winner at 3 in France. Broodmare. Dam of DORSET SQUARE (g Fantastic Light: 7 wins, thetote.com H. Hurdle G2) 1999: Bithia (f Sillery) ran on the flat in Italy. Broodmare. 2000: ORDINARY HERO (c Anabaa) 5 wins at 3 and 5 in Norway. 2001: Hoops And Blades (c Peintre Celebre) ran a few times. Maternelle (f 2002: Machiavellian) ran on the flat in France. Broodmare. 2003: MAESTA (c Starborough) 3 wins at 3 and 4 in France. 2005: BELLE ALLURE (f Numerous) 4 wins at 2 to 4 in France, USA, P.Vanteaux-Beachcomber Hotels Royal Palm G3, Athenia S G3. 2006: JUKEBOX JURY (c Montjeu) Sold 173,745gns yearling at ARAUG. 8 wins at 2 to 5, 2011 at home, France, Germany, Irish Field Irish St Leger G1, Preis von Europa G1, stanjames.com Jockey Club S G2, Juddmonte Royal Lodge S G2, Grand Prix de Deauville-Lucien Barriere G2, Darley Prix Kergorlay G2, Totepool Rose of Lancaster S G3, Timeform Betfair Fred Archer S LR, 2nd Racing Post Trophy G1, Pattison Canadian International S G1, 3rd Coutts Glorious S G3, Prix La Rochette G3. 2007: LE LARRON (c High Chaparral) 2 wins at 3 in France, Prix Michel Houyvet LR, 3rd Qatar Prix Chaudenay G2. 2008: Hurricane Higgins (g Hurricane Run) Winner at 3, 2nd totesport.com Derby Trial S G3. 2nd Dam: Feerie Boreale by Irish River. 1 win at 2 in France, 2nd Prix d’Aumale G3, 3rd Prix Marcel Boussac G1. Dam of TAKE OFF TIME (c Polish Precedent: Premio Carlo Porta Limited H LR). Grandam of MATIN DE TEMPETE. Broodmare Sire: KENMARE. Sire of the dams of 77 Stakes winners. In 2011 - JUKEBOX JURY Montjeu G1, HEROD THE GREAT Tara’s Halls G2, AVENUE Anabaa G3, CITY LEADER Fasliyev LR, HURRICANE FLY Montjeu LR, SILK DRUM Intikhab LR. The Montjeu/Kenmare cross has produced: JUKEBOX JURY G1, HURRICANE FLY LR.
Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge MONTJEU b 96 Top Ville Floripedes Toute Cy JUKEBOX JURY gr c 2006 Kalamoun Kenmare Belle of Ireland MARE AUX FEES gr 88 Irish River Feerie Boreale Skelda
694 - APC Industrial Services Park Stakes, G2, Doncaster, September 10, 7f 1 Premio Loco (USA) 7 ch g Prized (USA) - Crazee Mental (GB) (Magic Ring (IRE)) 2 Dafeef (GB) 4 b g Medicean (GB) Almahab (USA) (Danzig (USA)) 3 The Cheka (IRE) 5 b g Xaar (GB) Veiled Beauty (USA) (Royal Academy (USA)) Age: 2-7; Starts: 29; Wins: 12; Places: 6 Earnings: £487,093 Sire: PRIZED. Sire of 26 Stakes winners. In 2011 - PREMIO LOCO Magic Ring G2. 1st Dam: Crazee Mental by Magic Ring. Winner at 2, 2nd Shadwell Stud Cheveley Park S G1. Dam of 2 winners: 2002: RAMSGILL (g Prized) 4 wins at 3 and 4. 2004: PREMIO LOCO (g Prized) Sold 19,000gns yearling at TADEY. 12 wins at 3 to 7, 2011 at home, Germany, APC Industrial Services Park S G2, totesport.com Summer Mile S G2, Grosser Europa Meile G2, Darley Oettingen-Rennen G2, Sunley Criterion S G3, On The House S LR, Ladybird S LR, 2nd Eddie Stobart Park S G2, sportingbet.com Winter Derby G3, Totepool Midsummer S LR, 3rd JLT Lockinge S G1, Sussex S G1. 2nd Dam: CORN FUTURES by Nomination. 1 win at 2. Dam of Crazee Mental (f Magic Ring, see above), Siena Gold (f Key of Luck: 3rd EBF Bosra Sham Fillies’ S LR). Grandam of SIRCE. Broodmare Sire: MAGIC RING. Sire of the dams of 6 Stakes winners. In 2011 PREMIO LOCO Prized G2, VOICE COMMANDER Commands LR.
Roberto Kris S Sharp Queen PRIZED b 86 My Dad George My Turbulent Miss Turbulent Miss PREMIO LOCO ch g 2004 Green Desert Magic Ring Emaline CRAZEE MENTAL b 95 Nomination Corn Futures Hay Reef
695 - Ladbrokes St Leger Stakes, G1, Doncaster, September 10, 14f 110yds 1 Masked Marvel (GB) 3 b c Montjeu (IRE) - Waldmark (GER) (Mark of Esteem (IRE))
2 Brown Panther (GB) 3 b c Shirocco (GER) - Treble Heights (IRE) (Unfuwain (USA)) 3 Sea Moon (GB) 3 b c Beat Hollow (GB) - Eva Luna (USA) (Alleged (USA)) Age: 2-3; Starts: 7; Wins: 4; Places: 0 Earnings: £357,742 Sire: MONTJEU. Sire of 106 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, ASKAR TAU Acatenango G3, CLASS IS CLASS Hector Protector G3, GOLDEN PARACHUTE Volksraad G3, PACIFIQUE Zafonic G3, PINK SYMPHONY Darshaan G3, BERLING Danehill LR, BERNIERES Trempolino LR, GAILY GAME Caerleon 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: Waldmark by Mark of Esteem. Winner at 2, 2nd Stan James Falmouth S G2. Dam of 3 winners: 2005: Wallace Saddie (g Sadler’s Wells) unraced. 2006: GIFTED ICON (f Peintre Celebre) Winner at 3 in France. Broodmare. 2007: SADLER’S MARK (g Sadler’s Wells) Winner at 4. 2008: MASKED MARVEL (c Montjeu) Sold 240,406gns yearling at ARAUG. 4 wins at 2 and 3, Ladbrokes St Leger S G1, Bahrain Trophy G3, IBA Cocked Hat S LR. 2009: Waldlerche (f Monsun) unraced to date. 2010: (c Rock of Gibraltar) 2011: (f Manduro) 2nd Dam: WURFTAUBE by Acatenango. 7 wins at 3 and 4 in Germany Gerling Preis G2, BMW St Leger G2, 2nd WGZ Bank Deutschland Preis G1. Dam of WALDPARK (c Dubawi: Idee Deutsches Derby G1), WALDVOGEL (g Polish Precedent: SWB Derby Trial LR, 2nd Betty Barclay Rennen G3), Waldjagd (f Observatory: 2nd Diana Trial G2), Waldmark (f Mark of Esteem, see above). Grandam of WIESENPFAD. Broodmare Sire: MARK OF ESTEEM. Sire of the dams of 11 Stakes winners. In 2011 - MASKED MARVEL Montjeu G1, TREASURE BEACH Galileo G1, CRYSTAL CAPELLA Cape Cross G2, ANNE OF KIEV Oasis Dream LR. The Montjeu/Mark of Esteem cross has produced: MASKED MARVEL G1, Montpellier LR.
international database Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge MONTJEU b 96 Top Ville Floripedes Toute Cy MASKED MARVEL b c 2008 Darshaan Mark of Esteem Homage WALDMARK ch 2000 Acatenango Wurftaube Wurfbahn
696 - One Call Insurance Champagne Stakes, G2, Doncaster, September 10, 7f 1 Trumpet Major (IRE) 2 b c Arakan (USA) - Ashford Cross (GB) (Cape Cross (IRE)) 2 Red Duke (USA) 2 ch c Hard Spun (USA) - Saudia (USA) (Gone West (USA)) 3 Entifaadha (GB) 2 b c Dansili (GB) Model Queen (USA) (Kingmambo (USA)) Age: 2; Starts: 7; Wins: 3; Places: 3 Earnings: £62,013 Sire: ARAKAN. Sire of 2 Stakes winners. In 2011 - DICK TURPIN Sharrood G2, TRUMPET MAJOR Cape Cross G2. 1st Dam: Ashford Cross by Cape Cross. unraced. Dam of 2 winners: 2008: MODEL BLACK (f Trade Fair) Winner at 3 in France. 2009: TRUMPET MAJOR (c Arakan) Sold 16,856gns yearling at TISEP. 3 wins at 2, One Call Insurance Champagne S G2, 2nd Jaguar XKR-S Winkfield S LR. 2011: (c Arakan) 2nd Dam: RISEN RAVEN by Risen Star. 6 wins at 2 and 3 in Germany G.P.Dusseldorf Preis der Stadt Sparkasse G2, Preis der Diana Deutsches Stuten Derby G2. Dam of Rinconada (f Lavirco: 2nd IVG Euro Select Preis LR). Grandam of RASTIGNANO, Amazonas. 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 LR.
Northern Dancer Nureyev Special ARAKAN br 2000 Common Grounds Far Across City Ex TRUMPET MAJOR b c 2009 Green Desert Cape Cross Park Appeal ASHFORD CROSS b 2003 Risen Star Risen Raven Aurania
697 - Betfred the Bonus King Select Stakes, G3, Goodwood, September 10, 9f 110yds 1 French Navy (GB) 3 b c Shamardal (USA) - First Fleet (USA) (Woodman (USA)) 2 Slumber (GB) 3 b c Cacique (IRE) Sound Asleep (USA) (Woodman (USA)) 3 Measuring Time (GB) 3 b c Dubai Destination (USA) - Inchberry (GB) (Barathea (IRE)) Age: 2-3; Starts: 6; Wins: 5; Places: 0 Earnings: £108,193 Sire: SHAMARDAL. Sire of 30 Stakes winners. In 2011 - CRACKERJACK KING Barathea G2, AMARON Bertolini 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, SOMMERABEND Monsun LR. 1st Dam: FIRST FLEET by Woodman. 3 wins at 2 and 3 in France, La Coupe des Pouliches de Marseille LR. Dam of 3 winners: 2003: BOTANY BAY (c Storm Cat) 3 wins at 4 and 5 in Canada. 2004: Kon Tiki (f Red Ransom). Broodmare. 2005: Battlecruiser (c Red Ransom) ran a few times. 2006: Sydney Cove (g Cape Cross) 2007: SEA LORD (c Cape Cross) 7 wins at 2 and 3, totesport.com Sovereign S G3. 2008: FRENCH NAVY (c Shamardal) 5 wins at 2 and 3 at home, France, Betfred the Bonus King Select S G3, Prix des Chenes G3. 2009: (c Singspiel) 2nd Dam: Frankova by Nureyev. Dam of FIRST FLEET (f Woodman, see above), Scottago (c Lear Fan: 3rd American Derby G2). Grandam of Reflect Times, I Am Neo, Hagino Lucere. Third dam of Hagino Comment. Broodmare Sire: WOODMAN. Sire of the dams of 152 Stakes winners. In 2011 - AMANEE Pivotal G1, ARCHARCHARCH Arch G1, HARBOUR WATCH Acclamation G2, HURTLE MYRTLE Dane Shadow G2, BYWORD Peintre Celebre G3, FIREBOLT Stravinsky G3, FRENCH NAVY Shamardal G3, HEADACHE Tapit G3, VICTORIA’S WILDCAT Bellamy Road G3, 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, CELTIX Linamix LR. The Shamardal/Woodman cross has produced: FRENCH NAVY G3, Miss Shamardal LR.
Storm Cat Giant’s Causeway Mariah’s Storm SHAMARDAL b 2002 Machiavellian Helsinki Helen Street FRENCH NAVY b c 2008 Mr Prospector Woodman Playmate FIRST FLEET ch 98 Nureyev Frankova Secret Asset
2011 - DUBAWI GOLD Dubawi G2, LILBOURNE LAD Acclamation G2, LYRIC OF LIGHT Street Cry G2, EXPERIENCE Excellent Art G3, NO EXPLAINING Azamour G3, LUCK OR DESIGN Dubawi LR, SURYA LAKSHMI Burden of Proof LR, TELLOVOI Indian Haven LR, CARLITO BRIGANTE Haafhd LR.
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
698 - Barrett Steel May Hill Stakes, G2, Doncaster, September 9, 8f 1 Lyric of Light (GB) 2 b f Street Cry (IRE) - Suez (GB) (Green Desert (USA)) 2 Fallen For You (GB) 2 b f Dansili (GB) Fallen Star (GB) (Brief Truce (USA)) 3 Samitar (GB) 2 b f Rock of Gibraltar (IRE) - Aileen’s Gift (IRE) (Rainbow Quest (USA)) Age: 2; Starts: 2; Wins: 2; Places: 0 Earnings: £44,225 Sire: STREET CRY. Sire of 49 Stakes winners. In 2011 - SHOCKING Danehill G1, CARLTON HOUSE Bustino G2, LYRIC OF LIGHT Green Desert 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, LIVEANDLETDIE Great Commotion LR, RIVER’S LANE Made of Gold LR, SEA LORD Dream Well LR, STREET VALUE Marwina LR. 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) 2 wins at 2, 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 81 Stakes winners. In
699 - Polypipe Flying Childers Stakes, G2, Doncaster, September 9, 5f 1 Requinto (IRE) 2 b c Dansili (GB) Damson (IRE) (Entrepreneur (GB)) 2 Burwaaz (GB) 2 b c Exceed And Excel (AUS) - Nidhaal (IRE) (Observatory (USA)) 3 Caledonia Lady (GB) 2 b f Firebreak (GB) - Granuaile O’Malley (IRE) (Mark of Esteem (IRE)) Age: 2; Starts: 7; Wins: 4; Places: 1 Earnings: £98,429 Sire: DANSILI. Sire of 59 Stakes winners. In 2011 - EMULOUS Distant View G1, AVIATE Irish River G2, DANDINO Generous G2, DELEGATOR Efisio G2, DREAM PEACE Darshaan G2, REQUINTO Entrepreneur G2, TESTOSTERONE Sadler’s Wells G2, BEWITCHED Kaldoun G3, ENTIFAADHA Kingmambo G3, EPIC LOVE Diesis G3, FAMOUS NAME Quest For Fame G3, FIRE LILY Pivotal G3, SURFRIDER Rahy G3, BATED BREATH Distant View LR, DAN TUCKET Deploy LR, FERDOOS Rainbow Quest LR, LAUGHING Be My Chief LR, TENTH STAR Rahy LR. 1st Dam: DAMSON by Entrepreneur. Champion 2yr old filly in Ireland in 2004. 4 wins at 2, Ind. Waterford Wedgwood Phoenix S G1, 3rd Sky Bet Cheveley Park S G1. Dam of 3 winners: 2007: BARBADINE (f Giant’s Causeway) 2 wins at 3. 2008: COMPELLING (f Kingmambo) Winner at 3. 2009: REQUINTO (c Dansili) 4 wins at 2, Polypipe Flying Childers S G2, bet365 Molecomb S G3, Danehill Dancer Tipperary S LR. 2010: (c Duke of Marmalade)
international database 2011:
(f Fastnet Rock)
2nd Dam: TADKIYRA by Darshaan. 1 win at 3 in France. Dam of DAMSON (f Entrepreneur, see above), GEMINIANI (f King of Kings: Touchdown in Malaysia Prestige S G3). Grandam of Amerigo. Broodmare Sire: ENTREPRENEUR. Sire of the dams of 8 Stakes winners. In 2011 - REQUINTO Dansili G2, STATE BLUE National Assembly G3, EXCITING LIFE Titus Livius LR.
Danzig Danehill Razyana DANSILI b 96 Kahyasi Hasili Kerali REQUINTO b c 2009 Sadler’s Wells Entrepreneur Exclusive Order DAMSON b 2002 Darshaan Tadkiyra Tremogia
700 - Stobart Doncaster Cup, G2, Doncaster, September 9, 18f 1 Saddler’s Rock (IRE) 3 b c Sadler’s Wells (USA) - Grecian Bride (IRE) (Groom Dancer (USA)) 2 Opinion Poll (IRE) 5 b c Halling (USA) Ahead (Shirley Heights) 3 Motrice (GB) 4 gr f Motivator (GB) Entente Cordiale (USA) (Affirmed (USA)) Age: 3; Starts: 6; Wins: 3; Places: 1 Earnings: £73,494 Sire: SADLER’S WELLS. Sire of 324 Stakes winners. In 2011 - SADDLER’S ROCK Groom Dancer G2, CHANGING SKIES Silver Hawk G3, FANTASIA Darshaan G3, CLAREMONT Darshaan LR, MORES WELLS Warning LR, SYNCHRONISED Bob Back LR, THE BULL HAYES Nodouble LR, VEILED Highest Honor LR. 1st Dam: Grecian Bride by Groom Dancer. unraced. Own sister to ATHENS BELLE. Dam of 5 winners: 1999: CHAMPAIN SANDS (g Green Desert) 6 wins. 2000: (c Danehill) 2002: ALLEXINA (f Barathea) 4 wins at 2 and 3, Rathbarry Stud’s Barathea Finale S LR, Gerrardstown House Stud Silken Glider S LR, Ennistown Stud EBF Salsabil S LR, 2nd Irish StallionFarms EBF Blue Wind S G3, Prix Minerve- Shadwell G3. Broodmare. 2003: Seiun Aglaia (f Singspiel) ran on the flat in Japan. Broodmare. 2004: Athenian Way (f Barathea) Winner at 3, 2nd Kerry Group Noblesse S G3. Broodmare. 2006: CROWFOOT (c Sadler’s
Wells) Winner at 3. 2007: So Secret (f Barathea) 2008: SADDLER’S ROCK (c Sadler’s Wells) 3 wins at 3, Stobart Doncaster Cup G2, 3rd The Irish Field St Leger Trial S LR. 2010: (c Galileo) 2011: (f Teofilo) 2nd Dam: GREEKTOWN by Ela-ManaMou. 2 wins at 3 in France Prix des Tourelles LR. Dam of GAMUT (c Spectrum: Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud G1, 2nd Irish Field Irish St Leger G1), MULTICOLOURED (c Rainbow Quest: Geoffrey Freer S G2), ATHENS BELLE (f Groom Dancer: Vodafone Group Fillies Trial S LR) Broodmare Sire: GROOM DANCER. Sire of the dams of 49 Stakes winners. In 2011 - MIDNIGHT INTERLUDE War Chant G1, SADDLER’S ROCK Sadler’s Wells G2, RIGHT ONE Anabaa G3, INCOGNITO Kheleyf LR, DIVERS Highest Honor LR.
Nearctic Northern Dancer Natalma SADLER’S WELLS b 81 Bold Reason Fairy Bridge Special SADDLER’S ROCK b c 2008 Blushing Groom Groom Dancer Featherhill GRECIAN BRIDE ch 94 Ela-Mana-Mou Greektown Edinburgh
701 - DFS Park Hill Stakes, G2, Doncaster, September 8, 14f 110yds 1 Meeznah (USA) 4 b f Dynaformer (USA) - String Quartet (IRE) (Sadler’s Wells (USA)) 2 Set To Music (IRE) 3 b f Danehill Dancer (IRE) - Zarabaya (IRE) (Doyoun) 3 Polly’s Mark (IRE) 5 b f Mark of Esteem (IRE) - Kotdiji (GB) (Mtoto) Age: 2-4; Starts: 13; Wins: 3; Places: 7 Earnings: £130,771 Sire: DYNAFORMER. Sire of 105 Stakes winners. In 2011 - BLUE BUNTING Linamix G1, BRILLIANT SPEED Gone West G1, MEEZNAH Sadler’s Wells G2, STAR BILLING Thunder Gulch G3, TAJAAWEED Zilzal G3, AMERICAIN Arazi LR, TEND Seeking The Gold LR, MABOU Royal Academy LR, TAX RULING Mr Prospector LR. 1st Dam: STRING QUARTET by Sadler’s Wells. 2 wins at 3 at home, France, Prix de Thiberville LR, 3rd Payne & Gunter Lancashire Oaks G3. Own sister to CASEY TIBBS. Dam of 5 winners:
2001: Solar Rhythm (f Machiavellian) unraced. Broodmare. 2003: Shahin (c Kingmambo) Winner at 2, 2nd Princess of Wales’s wbx.com S G2. 2004: Deceptive Charm (f Kingmambo) unraced. 2005: FANTASTIC KORAN (g Fantastic Light) Winner at 4 in Czech Republic. 2006: LYRIC ART (f Red Ransom) Winner at 3. Broodmare. 2007: MEEZNAH (f Dynaformer) 3 wins at 3 and 4, DFS Park Hill S G2, ishares Lillie Langtry S G3, 2nd Newsells Park Stud Aphrodite S LR, 3rd DFS Park Hill S G2, EBF Grosvenor Casinos Pinnacle S LR. 2008: LADY ROSAMUNDE (f Maria’s Mon) Winner at 3. 2010: (c Sir Percy) 2011: (f Sir Percy) 2nd Dam: FLEUR ROYALE by Mill Reef. 2 wins at 3 Pretty Polly S G2, 2nd Gilltown Stud Irish Oaks G1. Dam of CASEY TIBBS (c Sadler’s Wells: Ballysax S LR, Fort McHenry H LR, 2nd Secretariat S G1), STRING QUARTET (f Sadler’s Wells, see above), African Dance (f El Gran Senor: 2nd EBF Silver Flash S LR). Grandam of OISEAU RARE, STEEL PRINCESS, Falcon Rock, Vision of Grandeur, Osamixa, Oiselina. Third dam of SARAH LYNX, HERMAN MUNSTER, DIANA BAROWS, Jukebox Johnny, KEMPES. Broodmare Sire: SADLER’S WELLS. Sire of the dams of 263 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, 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.
Hail To Reason Roberto Bramalea DYNAFORMER b 85 His Majesty Andover Way On The Trail MEEZNAH b f 2007 Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge STRING QUARTET b 96 Mill Reef Fleur Royale Sweet Mimosa
702 - Japan Racing Association Sceptre Stakes, G3, Doncaster, September 8, 7f 1 Alanza (IRE) 3 ch f Dubai Destination (USA) - Alasha (IRE) (Barathea (IRE)) 2 Dever Dream (GB) 4 b f Medicean (GB) - Sharplaw Venture (GB) (Polar Falcon (USA)) 3 Chachamaidee (IRE) 4 b f Footstepsinthesand (GB) - Canterbury Lace (USA) (Danehill (USA)) Age: 2-3; Starts: 6; Wins: 4; Places: 2 Earnings: £101,618 Sire: DUBAI DESTINATION. Sire of 14 Stakes winners. In 2011 - FAMILY ONE Desert Style G2, ALANZA Barathea G3. 1st Dam: ALASHA by Barathea. 2 wins at 2 and 3, EBF Dick Hern Fillies S LR, 2nd E P Taylor S G1, 3rd Sagitta 1000 Guineas G1. Dam of 3 winners: 2004: ALMATINKA (f Indian Ridge) Winner at 3 in France. Broodmare. 2005: Alapour (g Pivotal) 2006: ALAJAN (g Alhaarth) 2 wins at 4. 2007: Alariyana (f Danehill Dancer) unraced. 2008: ALANZA (f Dubai Destination) 4 wins at 2 and 3, Japan Racing Association Sceptre S G3, Platinum S LR, Irish Stall.FarmsEBF Fairy Bridge S LR, 3rd Dark Angel EBF Sweet Mimosa S LR. 2009: Alindjar (c Nayef ) unraced to date. 2010: (f Shirocco) 2nd Dam: ALASANA by Darshaan. 2 wins at 3 in France. Dam of ALAIYMA (f Refuse To Bend: Navigation S LR), ALASHA (f Barathea, see above) Broodmare Sire: BARATHEA. Sire of the dams of 48 Stakes winners. In 2011 - VOILA ICI Daylami G1, CRACKERJACK KING Shamardal G2, MONTEROSSO Dubawi G2, ALANZA Dubai Destination G3, DJUMAMA Aussie Rules G3, EXPANSION Maria’s Mon G3, JAKKALBERRY Storming Home G3, KITTENS Redoute’s Choice G3, SAINT ENCOSTA Encosta de Lago G3, SHARETA Sinndar G3, CANALI
international database Exceed And Excel LR, GEORGUI LUI Whywhywhy LR, HUNTER’S LIGHT Dubawi LR, JEREZANA Lonhro LR, OPERA GAL Galileo LR, ROYAL REIGN Viscount LR, VLADIMIR Kheleyf LR. The Dubai Destination/Barathea cross has produced: ALANZA G3, Measuring Time G3.
Mr Prospector Kingmambo Miesque DUBAI DESTINATION b 99 Alleged Mysterial Mysteries ALANZA ch f 2008 Sadler’s Wells Barathea Brocade ALASHA ch 99 Darshaan Alasana Aleema
703 - Prix d’Aumale, G3, Longchamp, September 8, 1600m 1 Zantenda (GB) 2 b f Zamindar (USA) - Tender Morn (USA) (Dayjur (USA)) 2 Rajastani (IRE) 2 b f Zamindar (USA) Rocky Mistress (GB) (Rock of Gibraltar (IRE)) 3 Kinetica (GB) 2 b f Stormy Atlantic (USA) - Kiswahili (GB) (Selkirk (USA)) Age: 2; Starts: 2; Wins: 2; Places: 0 Earnings: £44,828 Sire: ZAMINDAR. Sire of 18 Stakes winners. In 2011 - TIMEPIECE Sadler’s Wells G1, ZANTENDA Dayjur G3. 1st Dam: Tender Morn by Dayjur. Winner at 2 in France, 2nd Prix de la Vallee d’Auge LR. Dam of 2 winners: 2003: Tender Storm (f Honour And Glory). Broodmare. 2004: Intouchable (f Elusive Quality). Broodmare. 2005: Elusif (g Elusive Quality) 2 wins at 2 in France, 2nd Prix Djebel LR, Prix Sigy LR. 2006: Alanna (f Bering) 2008: Abusive (f Green Tune) in training. 2009: ZANTENDA (f Zamindar) 2 wins at 2 in France, Prix d’Aumale G3. 2010: (f Singspiel) 2011: Dhuma (f Falco) 2nd Dam: LA PITIE by Devil’s Bag. 1 win at 2 in France. Dam of DIABLENEYEV (c Nureyev: Prix Cor de Chasse LR, 2nd Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte G2), Empireneyev (c Nureyev: 3rd Prix Djebel LR), Tender Morn (f Dayjur, see above) Broodmare Sire: DAYJUR. Sire of the dams of 36 Stakes winners. In 2011 TIZWAY Tiznow G1, GIANT RYAN
Freud G2, NIGHT CARNATION Sleeping Indian G3, ZANTENDA Zamindar G3, BELMONT Bosporus LR.
Mr Prospector Gone West Secrettame ZAMINDAR b 94 The Minstrel Zaizafon Mofida ZANTENDA b f 2009 Danzig Dayjur Gold Beauty TENDER MORN b 98 Devil’s Bag La Pitie Empiracle
704 - Longines Preis von Baden, G1, Baden-Baden, September 4, 2400m 1 Danedream (GER) 3 b f Lomitas (GB) - Danedrop (IRE) (Danehill (USA)) 2 Night Magic (GER) 5 b f Sholokhov (IRE) - Night Woman (GER) (Monsun (GER)) 3 Joshua Tree (IRE) 4 b c Montjeu (IRE) Madeira Mist (IRE) (Grand Lodge (USA)) Age: 2-3; Starts: 11; Wins: 4; Places: 5 Earnings: £504,913 Sire: LOMITAS. Sire of 52 Stakes winners. In 2011 - DANEDREAM Danehill G1, 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 (f Medicean) 3 wins at 3 and 4 in Hungary. 2008: DANEDREAM (f Lomitas) Sold 7,585gns 2yo at BBAGM. 4 wins at 2 and 3 in France, Germany, Italy, 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 172 Stakes winners. In 2011 - ALOHA Encosta de Lago G1, BENFICA Lonhro G1, DANEDREAM
Lomitas G1, DREAMAWAY More Than Ready G1, FRANKEL Galileo G1, GOLDEN LILAC Galileo G1, MAYBE Galileo G1, RODERIC O’CONNOR Galileo G1, SEPOY Elusive Quality G1, SHOCKING Street Cry G1, DUNCAN Dalakhani G2, 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.
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. 1st Dam: BEAUTIFIX by Bering. 4 wins at 2 in France, P.de la Vallee d’AugeHaras d’Etreham LR. Dam of 1 winner: 2009: SOFAST (c Rock of Gibraltar) 2 wins at 2 in France, Prix La Rochette G3. 2011: (f Muhtathir) 2nd Dam: BEAUTIMIX by Linamix. 1 win at 2 in France. Dam of BEAUTIFIX (f Bering, see above), Miximaa (f Anabaa: 3rd Prix Yacowlef LR) Broodmare Sire: BERING. Sire of the dams of 62 Stakes winners. In 2011 BIBLE BELT Big Bad Bob G3, DON’T HURRY ME Hurricane Run G3, SOFAST Rock of Gibraltar G3, BLUE SOAVE Soave LR, BOB LE BEAU Big Bad Bob LR, RABBIT WELL Dream Well LR. The Rock of Gibraltar/Bering cross has produced: MUSIDORA G3, SOFAST G3.
The Lomitas/Danehill cross has produced: DANEDREAM G1, Rosa di Brema G1, Gweebarra G3.
Nijinsky 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
Razyana ROCK OF GIBRALTAR b 99 Be My Guest Offshore Boom Push A Button SOFAST ch c 2009 Arctic Tern Bering Beaune BEAUTIFIX b 2002 Linamix Beautimix Raise A Beauty
706 - Prix de Lutece, G3, Longchamp, September 4, 3000m 705 - Prix La Rochette, G3, Longchamp, September 4, 1400m 1 Sofast (FR) 2 ch c Rock of Gibraltar (IRE) - Beautifix (GER) (Bering) 2 Mac Row (IRE) 2 br c Le Vie Dei Colori (GB) - Kointreau (IRE) (Desert King (IRE)) 3 American Devil (FR) 2 b c American Post (GB) - Alcestes Selection (GB) (Selkirk (USA)) Age: 2; Starts: 3; Wins: 2; Places: 1 Earnings: £62,056 Sire: ROCK OF GIBRALTAR. Sire of 69 Stakes winners. In 2011 - SOCIETY ROCK Key of Luck G1, EISHIN OSMAN Luhuk G2, 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,
1 Pacifique (IRE) 3 b f Montjeu (IRE) Platonic (GB) (Zafonic (USA)) 2 Miss Lago (IRE) 3 ch f Encosta de Lago (AUS) - Athyka (USA) (Secretariat (USA)) 3 Ibicenco (GER) 3 c Shirocco (GER) Iberi (GER) (Rainbow Quest (USA)) Age: 3; Starts: 4; Wins: 3; Places: 1 Earnings: £82,328 Sire: MONTJEU. Sire of 105 Stakes winners. In 2011 - FAME AND GLORY Shirley Heights G1, POUR MOI Darshaan G1, ST NICHOLAS ABBEY Sure Blade G1, BLUE BAJAN Darshaan G2, JUKEBOX JURY Kenmare G2, RECITAL Kendor G2, SARAH LYNX Danehill G2, ASKAR TAU Acatenango G3, CLASS IS CLASS Hector Protector G3, GOLDEN PARACHUTE Volksraad G3, MASKED MARVEL Mark of Esteem G3, PACIFIQUE Zafonic G3, PINK SYMPHONY Darshaan G3, BERLING
international database Danehill LR, GAILY GAME Caerleon 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: PLATONIC by Zafonic. Winner at 4 in France. Dam of 3 winners: 2004: HATTON FLIGHT (g Kahyasi) 9 wins at 3 to 5. 2005: PRUDENZIA (f Dansili) 2 wins at 2 and 3 in France, Prix de la Seine LR. Broodmare. 2007: (c Barathea) 2008: PACIFIQUE (f Montjeu) 3 wins at 3 in France, Prix de Lutece G3, Prix Madame Jean Couturie LR, 2nd Prix Minerve G3. 2009: Astronomy Domine (f Galileo) in training. 2010: (f Dansili) 2011: (f Montjeu) 2nd Dam: PUCE by Darshaan. 3 wins at 3 and 4 Harvest S LR, 3rd Park Hill S G3. Dam of PONGEE (f Barathea: Bet365 Lancashire Oaks G2, 2nd Aston Upthorpe Yorkshire Oaks G1), LION SANDS (g Montjeu: betinternet.com Fred Archer S LR, Grove Stud Farm Noel Murless S LR, 3rd Totepool September S G3, Coutts Glorious S G3), Pukka (g Sadler’s Wells: 2nd H2O July S LR) Broodmare Sire: ZAFONIC. Sire of the dams of 44 Stakes winners. In 2011 WATAR Marju G2, PACIFIQUE Montjeu G3, DANDIFIED Rebuttal LR, IZZI TOP Pivotal LR, MASHOOR Monsun LR, PEACE OF OASIS Oasis Dream LR. The Montjeu/Zafonic cross has produced: PAPAL BULL G1, MARIA ROYAL G2, PACIFIQUE G3.
Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge MONTJEU b 96 Top Ville Floripedes Toute Cy PACIFIQUE b f 2008 Gone West Zafonic Zaizafon PLATONIC b 99 Darshaan Puce Souk
3 Sommerabend (GB) 4 b c Shamardal (USA) - Sommernacht (GER) (Monsun (GER)) Age: 3-4; Starts: 13; Wins: 4; Places: 5 Earnings: £134,956 Sire: KING’S BEST. Sire of 43 Stakes winners. In 2011 - BEST DATING Cadeaux Genereux G3, COSMO MEADOW Sadler’s Wells G3, DALARUA Danzero G3, MODUN Sadler’s Wells G3, WORKFORCE Sadler’s Wells G3, CHIBERTA KING Nashwan LR, SAJJHAA Darshaan LR. 1st Dam: JUST SPECIAL by Cadeaux Genereux. 2 wins at 3 and 4, Knockaire S LR, 2nd Prix d’Astarte G2. Dam of 3 winners: 2004: SPESIALTA (f Indian Ridge) Winner at 3. Broodmare. 2005: Special Terms (g Pivotal) ran twice and ran once over hurdles. 2006: AL QEDDAAF (g Alhaarth) 5 wins. 2007: BEST DATING (g King’s Best) Sold 11,095gns 2yo at ARMAY. 4 wins at 3 and 4 in France, Prix du Pin G3, Grand H. de Deauville LR, 2nd 150 Ans de Deauville Gd H. de Deauville LR. 2009: Cades Reef (c Dalakhani) in training. 2010: (c Tamayuz) 2nd Dam: RELATIVELY SPECIAL by Alzao. 2 wins at 2 Tattersalls Rockfel S G3, 3rd Airlie Coolmore Irish 1000 Guineas G1. Dam of BLUE GOLD (c Rainbow Quest: Fast Track Consulting Gala S LR), JUST SPECIAL (f Cadeaux Genereux, see above) 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.
Mr Prospector Kingmambo Miesque KING’S BEST b 97 Lombard Allegretta Anatevka BEST DATING b g 2007 Young Generation Cadeaux Genereux Smarten Up JUST SPECIAL b 98 Alzao Relatively Special Someone Special
707 - Prix du Pin, G3, Longchamp, September 4, 1400m 1 Best Dating (IRE) 4 b g King’s Best (USA) - Just Special (GB) (Cadeaux Genereux) 2 Evaporation (FR) 4 b f Red Ransom (USA) - Polygreen (FR) (Green Tune (USA))
708 - Mercedes-Benz Stuten-Preis von Baden, G3, Baden-Baden, September 3, 2200m 1 February Sun (GB) 3 br f Monsun (GER) - Flawly (GB) (Old Vic)
2 Djumama (IRE) 3 b f Aussie Rules (USA) - Western Sky (GB) (Barathea (IRE)) 3 Nicea (GER) 4 b f Lando (GER) Nicolaia (GER) (Alkalde (GER)) Age: 3; Starts: 4; Wins: 3; Places: 1 Earnings: £52,112 Sire: MONSUN. Sire of 87 Stakes winners. In 2011 - STACELITA Dashing Blade G1, SELKIS Grand Lodge G2, FEBRUARY SUN Old Vic G3, LA LUNA DE MIEL Hernando G3, TERTULLUS Be My Guest G3, AIZAVOSKI Alzao LR, ATEMPO Tiger Hill LR, KING OF ARNOR Sadler’s Wells LR, MASHOOR Zafonic LR, MONBLUE Bluebird LR, NOT FOR SALE Pivotal LR, RUMH Dashing Blade LR, SHOT FROM THE HIP Roi Danzig LR. 1st Dam: Flawly by Old Vic. 2 wins at 3 in France, USA, 2nd Garden City Breeders’ Cup H G1. Dam of 2 winners: 2003: BEST NAME (c King’s Best) 2 wins at 3 in France, Prix du Prince d’Orange G3, 2nd Prix du Jockey Club Mitsubishi Motors G1. 2004: Fortuna Limit (f Linamix) unraced. Broodmare. 2006: Rhythm Queen (f Danehill Dancer) ran twice. Broodmare. 2008: FEBRUARY SUN (f Monsun) Sold 416,088gns yearling at ARAUG. 3 wins at 3 in France, Germany, Mercedes-Benz Stuten-Preis von Baden G3. 2010: (c Dansili) 2011: (f Cape Cross) 2nd Dam: Flawlessly by Rainbow Quest. foaled in France. Own sister to Profusion. Dam of OMBRE LEGERE (f Double Bed: Prix Penelope G3), Flawly (f Old Vic, see above), Date With Destiny (f George Washington: 3rd Totepool Oaks Trial S LR). Grandam of GERMINAL, TOO NICE NAME. Broodmare Sire: OLD VIC. Sire of the dams of 18 Stakes winners. In 2011 FEBRUARY SUN Monsun G3, JOHNNY MCGEENEY Lahib LR. The Monsun/Old Vic cross has produced: SALVE REGINA G1, SAMUM G1, SCHIAPARELLI G1, FEBRUARY SUN G3, AIR TROOPER LR, Anna Mona G3.
Dschingis Khan Konigsstuhl Konigskronung MONSUN br 90 Surumu Mosella Monasia FEBRUARY SUN br f 2008 Sadler’s Wells Old Vic Cockade FLAWLY b 97 Rainbow Quest Flawlessly Pauvresse
709 - Betfred Sprint Cup, G1, Haydock Park, September 3, 6f 1 Dream Ahead (USA) 3 b/br c Diktat (GB) - Land of Dreams (GB) (Cadeaux Genereux) 2 Bated Breath (GB) 4 b c Dansili (GB) Tantina (USA) (Distant View (USA)) 3 Hoof It (GB) 4 b g Monsieur Bond (IRE) - Forever Bond (GB) (Danetime (IRE)) Age: 2-3; Starts: 8; Wins: 5; Places: 0 Earnings: £662,410 Sire: DIKTAT. Sire of 21 Stakes winners. In 2011 - DREAM AHEAD Cadeaux Genereux G1, SKINS GAME Akarad G3. 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. 5 wins at 2 and 3 at home, France, Darley July Cup G1, Shadwell Middle Park S G1, Betfred Sprint Cup G1, Darley Prix Morny G1. 2009: Police Force (c Street Sense) 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.
international database Known Fact Warning Slightly Dangerous DIKTAT br 95
The Distorted Humor/Storm Cat cross has produced: COWTOWN CAT G2, SHUMOOS G2, Power World G2, Ha Ha Tonka LR.
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
710 - Betfred Bonus King Sirenia Stakes, G3, Kempton Park, September 3, 6f 1 Shumoos (USA) 2 ch f Distorted Humor (USA) - Wile Cat (USA) (Storm Cat (USA)) 2 Vocational (USA) 2 b f Exceed And Excel (AUS) - Carry On Katie (USA) (Fasliyev (USA)) 3 Saigon (GB) 2 b c Royal Applause (GB) - Luanshya (GB) (First Trump (GB)) Age: 2; Starts: 5; Wins: 2; Places: 2 Earnings: £45,115 Sire: DISTORTED HUMOR. Sire of 72 Stakes winners. In 2011 ALTERNATION Seattle Slew G2, BRETHREN A P Indy G3, MACHEN More Than Ready G3, RADHARCNAFARRAIGE Storm Bird G3, SAVVY SUPREME Storm Bird G3, SHUMOOS Storm Cat G3, INFINITE RESOURCE Mining LR, SLOW PACE Seattle Slew LR, Z HUMOR A P Indy LR. 1st Dam: Wile Cat by Storm Cat. unraced. Own sister to CAT FIGHTER. Dam of 1 winner: 2009: SHUMOOS (f Distorted Humor) 2 wins at 2, Betfred Bonus King Sirenia S G3, 2nd Queen Mary S G2, 3rd Irish TB Marketing Cherry Hinton S G2. 2nd Dam: STRATEGIC MANEUVER by Cryptoclearance. 5 wins in USA Matron S G1, Spinaway S G1. Dam of CAT FIGHTER (f Storm Cat: La Canada S G2), ISHIGURU (c Danzig: The Miller Flying Five G3). Grandam of Diamond Head. Broodmare Sire: STORM CAT. Sire of the dams of 109 Stakes winners. In 2011 - DIALED IN Mineshaft G1, MISTY FOR ME Galileo G1, DERBAAS Seeking The Gold G2, SIDNEY’S CANDY Candy Ride G2, DENOMINATION Smart Strike G3, KEERTANA Johar G3, LITTLE MISS HOLLY Maria’s Mon G3, SHUMOOS Distorted Humor G3, LONESOME STREET Broken Vow LR, LORD KANALOA King Kamehameha LR, LOVE AND PRIDE A P Indy LR, METEOROLOGIST Golden Missile LR, TILLAHOW Tillerman LR.
Mr Prospector Forty Niner File DISTORTED HUMOR ch 93 Danzig Danzig’s Beauty Sweetest Chant SHUMOOS ch f 2009 Storm Bird Storm Cat Terlingua WILE CAT b 2003 Cryptoclearance Strategic Maneuver Prayer Wheel
711 - Betfred September Stakes, G3, Kempton Park, September 3, 12f 1 Modun (IRE) 4 br g King’s Best (USA) Olympienne (IRE) (Sadler’s Wells (USA)) 2 Bronze Cannon (USA) 6 b/br c Lemon Drop Kid (USA) - Victoria Cross (IRE) (Mark of Esteem (IRE)) 3 Harris Tweed (GB) 4 b g Hernando (FR) - Frog (GB) (Akarad (FR)) Age: 3-4; Starts: 8; Wins: 3; Places: 4 Earnings: £84,375 Sire: KING’S BEST. Sire of 43 Stakes winners. In 2011 - BEST DATING Cadeaux Genereux G3, COSMO MEADOW Sadler’s Wells G3, DALARUA Danzero G3, MODUN Sadler’s Wells G3, WORKFORCE Sadler’s Wells G3, CHIBERTA KING Nashwan LR, SAJJHAA Darshaan LR. 1st Dam: Olympienne by Sadler’s Wells. unraced. Own sister to ISLINGTON, NEW MORNING, GREEK DANCE and ELECTION DAY. Dam of 3 winners: 2005: PATKAI (g Indian Ridge) 4 wins at 2 to 4, Woodcote Stud Sagaro S G3, Queen’s Vase G3, 2nd Ascot Gold Cup G1. 2006: Saptapadi (g Indian Ridge) Winner at 4, 2nd Blue Square Henry II S G2. 2007: MODUN (g King’s Best) 3 wins at 3 and 4, Betfred September S G3. 2009: El Greco (c Monsun) 2011: (c Pivotal) 2nd Dam: HELLENIC by Darshaan. 3 wins at 3 Aston Upthorpe Yorkshire Oaks G1, 2nd St Leger S G1. Dam of ISLINGTON (f Sadler’s Wells: Vodafone Nassau S G1, Aston Upthorpe Yorkshire Oaks G1 (twice), Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf G1, 3rd Ireland The Food Island Champion S G1, Prince of Wales’s S G1, Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf G1), GREEK DANCE (c Sadler’s Wells: G.Dallmayr-Preis Bayerisches Zuchtrennen G1, 2nd Tattersalls Gold
Cup G1, Juddmonte International S G1, Esat Digifone Champion S G1, Prix Ganay G1, Hong Kong Cup G1), MOUNTAIN HIGH (c Danehill: Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud G1), NEW MORNING (f Sadler’s Wells: betfair.com Brigadier Gerard S G3), ELECTION DAY (c Sadler’s Wells: Quantel Aston Park S LR, 2nd Ormonde S G3, 3rd Ascot Gold Cup G1), Desert Beauty (f Green Desert: 3rd Ben Marshall S LR). Grandam of HYBLON, Red Dune. Third dam of Fiorente. Broodmare Sire: SADLER’S WELLS. Sire of the dams of 263 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, TESTOSTERONE Dansili G2, BANKABLE Medicean G3, CASTLETHORPE Not A Single Doubt G3, COSMO MEADOW King’s Best G3, I’M A DREAMER Noverre G3, MAWINGO Tertullian G3, MEEZNAH Dynaformer 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 King’s Best/Sadler’s Wells cross has produced: BEST ALIBI G1, CREACHADOIR G1, RUNAWAY G1, WORKFORCE G1, COSMO MEADOW G2, MODUN G3, KILO ALPHA LR, TO SENDER LR, Gemini Gold G3, Angelonmyshoulder LR, Earl’s Court LR, Honour System LR, Ski Sunday LR.
Mr Prospector Kingmambo Miesque KING’S BEST b 97 Lombard Allegretta Anatevka MODUN br g 2007 Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge OLYMPIENNE b 2000 Darshaan Hellenic Grecian Sea
712 - Coolmore Fusaichi Pegasus Matron Stakes, G1, Leopardstown, September 3, 8f 1 Emulous (GB) 4 b f Dansili (GB) Aspiring Diva (USA) (Distant View (USA)) 2 Together (IRE) 3 b f Galileo (IRE) Shadow Song (IRE) (Pennekamp (USA)) 3 Misty For Me (IRE) 3 b f Galileo (IRE) Butterfly Cove (USA) (Storm Cat (USA)) Age: 2-4; Starts: 10; Wins: 6; Places: 3 Earnings: £283,766 Sire: DANSILI. Sire of 59 Stakes winners. In 2011 - EMULOUS Distant View G1, AVIATE Irish River G2, DANDINO Generous G2, DELEGATOR Efisio G2, DREAM PEACE Darshaan G2, TESTOSTERONE Sadler’s Wells G2, BEWITCHED Kaldoun G3, ENTIFAADHA Kingmambo G3, EPIC LOVE Diesis G3, FAMOUS NAME Quest For Fame G3, FIRE LILY Pivotal G3, REQUINTO Entrepreneur G3, SURFRIDER Rahy G3, BATED BREATH Distant View LR, DAN TUCKET Deploy LR, FERDOOS Rainbow Quest LR, LAUGHING Be My Chief LR, TENTH STAR Rahy LR. 1st Dam: Aspiring Diva by Distant View. 2 wins at 2 and 3 in France, 3rd Prix Herod LR. Dam of 4 winners: 2003: DARING DIVA (f Dansili) 2 wins at 2 in France, Criterium de Vitesse LR. Broodmare. 2004: LUCIO BELLO (c Desert Prince) Winner at 2 in Greece. 2005: STRIKING SPIRIT (g Oasis Dream) 3 wins at 2 and 4. 2007: EMULOUS (f Dansili) 6 wins at 2 to 4, Coolmore Fusaichi Pegasus Matron S G1, Irish Stall. Farms EBF Brownstown S G3, Coolmore Stud Concorde S G3, TRI Equestrian S G3, Irish Stallion Farms EBF Garnet S LR, 2nd Kilboy Estate S LR, 3rd Desmond S G3. 2009: Radio Call (c Rail Link) unraced to date. 2010: (f Rail Link) 2011: (c Dansili) 2nd Dam: QUEEN OF SONG by His Majesty. 14 wins at 2 to 5 in USA Shuvee H G2, 3rd Apple Blossom H G1. Own sister to CORMORANT. Dam of LADYAGO (f Northern Dancer: Audubon Oaks), Private Song (c Private Account: 3rd San Bernardino H G2), Easy Song (c Easy Goer: 3rd San Marino H LR), Wise Words (c Seattle Slew: 2nd CHBPA Inc. S LR), Aspiring Diva (f Distant View, see above). Grandam of Daisyago. Third dam of SPRING MEADOW, CHESTNUT LADY, Hardcore Candy, Sunny Disposition. Broodmare Sire: DISTANT VIEW. Sire of the dams of 14 Stakes winners. In
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international database 2011 - EMULOUS Dansili G1, SOLE POWER Kyllachy G2, BATED BREATH Dansili LR, MOONSHINE MULLIN Albert the Great LR. The Dansili/Distant View cross has produced: BATED BREATH G1, EMULOUS G1, ZACINTO G1, DARING DIVA LR.
Danzig Danehill Razyana DANSILI b 96 Kahyasi Hasili Kerali EMULOUS b f 2007 Mr Prospector Distant View Seven Springs ASPIRING DIVA b 98 His Majesty Queen of Song Song Sparrow
713 - Kilternan Stakes, G3, Leopardstown, September 3, 10f 1 Galileo’s Choice (IRE) 5 b g Galileo (IRE) - Sevi’s Choice (USA) (Sir Ivor (USA)) 2 Look At Me (IRE) 3 b f Danehill Dancer (IRE) - Queen Cleopatra (IRE) (Kingmambo (USA)) 3 Freedom (IRE) 3 b c Hurricane Run (IRE) - Cute Cait (GB) (Atraf (GB)) Age: 3-5; Starts: 11; Wins: 5; Places: 4 Earnings: £78,451 Sire: GALILEO. Sire of 99 Stakes winners. In 2011 - CAPE BLANCO Presidium G1, FRANKEL Danehill 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, GALIKOVA Blushing Groom 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, 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: SEVI’S CHOICE by Sir Ivor. Winner at 3 in Germany. Own sister to Ivory Dance. Dam of 5 winners: 2001: DONTSTOPTHEMUSIC (f Night Shift) Winner at 2. Broodmare.
2002: Almendrados (f Desert Prince) 3rd Peter Burnett Pretty Polly S LR. 2003: Aitch (f Alhaarth) ran once. Broodmare. 2004: Cesana (f Desert Prince) unraced. Broodmare. 2005: THARAWAAT (g Alhaarth) 4 wins, Irish Rover Bar New York Juvenile Hurdle G3, 2nd Durkan New Homes Juvenile Hurdle G1. 2006: GALILEO’S CHOICE (g Galileo) Sold 140,000gns foal at TADEF, 155,000gns yearling at TAOC1. 5 wins, Kilternan S G3, 3rd High Chaparral EBF Mooresbridge S G3. 2007: INDICATIVE (f Azamour) Winner at 3. 2008: CELEBRITY SEVI (g Peintre Celebre) Winner at 3. 2009: (c Hurricane Run) 2010: (c Verglas) 2nd Dam: DANCE CALL by Nijinsky. 1 win in USA. Dam of Sword Dance (g Damascus: 2nd Canadian Maturity S LR), Ivory Dance (f Sir Ivor: 2nd Canadian Oaks LR, Maple Leaf S LR, Selene S LR). Grandam of UPTURN, Numberonedance, T J’s Cormorant. Third dam of MASTER WILLIAM, PERFECT TOUCH, STRAVINSKY DANCE. Broodmare Sire: SIR IVOR. Sire of the dams of 127 Stakes winners. In 2011 GALILEO’S CHOICE Galileo G3.
Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge GALILEO b 98 Miswaki Urban Sea Allegretta GALILEO’S CHOICE b g 2006 Sir Gaylord Sir Ivor Attica SEVI’S CHOICE br 92 Nijinsky Dance Call Royal Warrant
714 - Red Mills Irish Champion Stakes, G1, Leopardstown, September 3, 10f 1 So You Think (NZ) 5 b c High Chaparral (IRE) - Triassic (NZ) (Tights (USA)) 2 Snow Fairy (IRE) 4 b f Intikhab (USA) Woodland Dream (IRE) (Charnwood Forest (IRE)) 3 Famous Name (GB) 6 b c Dansili (GB) Fame At Last (USA) (Quest For Fame) Age: 2-5; Starts: 17; Wins: 12; Places: 4 Earnings: £3,841,994 Sire: HIGH CHAPARRAL. Sire of 29 Stakes winners. In 2011 - SO YOU
THINK Tights G1, HIDDEN ASSET Zabeel G2, WIGMORE HALL Theatrical G2, BABY REVOLUTION Orpen LR, BRANDERBURGO Red Ransom LR, LUCKY CHAPPY Distant Relative LR, THE UNDERWORLD Star Way LR. 1st Dam: TRIASSIC by Tights. 3 wins in New Zealand, Cambridge Stud Sir Tristram Classic (f ) G2. Dam of 7 winners: 1996: TYCOON JACK (g Last Tycoon) 3 wins in New Zealand. 1998: CIRCUS DANCE (f Carnegie) 2 wins at 5 in New Zealand. Broodmare. 2000: HIP HIP HOORAY (g Tale of The Cat) 6 wins in Australia, Hong Kong. 2001: (c Carnegie). Died as a foal. 2002: (f Almutawakel). Dead. 2003: TRIGONOMETRY (c Galileo) 2 wins in Australia. 2004: PRIDE’N’PREJUDICE (f Universal Prince) 4 wins in Australia. Broodmare. 2005: LA SOUVENIR (f Nuclear Freeze) Winner in New Zealand. Broodmare. 2006: SO YOU THINK (c High Chaparral) Champion 3yr old colt in Australia in 2009-2010. 12 wins at 2 to 5, 2011 at home, Australia, Tattersalls Gold Cup G1, Coral Eclipse S G1, Red Mills Irish Champion S G1, Longines LKS Mackinnon S G1, Rokk Ebony Underwood S G1, Tattersall’s WS Cox Plate G1 (twice), Yalumba Caulfield S G1, Z Bloodstock Memsie S G2, High Chaparral EBF Mooresbridge S G3, Gloaming S G3, 2nd Prince of Wales’s S G1, Emirates Cantala S G1, Jim Beam Ming Dynasty Quality H LR, 3rd Emirates Melbourne Cup G1. 2008: Now You Know (c Elusive City) in training. 2010: (c High Chaparral) 2nd Dam: Astral Row by Long Row. 6 wins in New Zealand, 2nd Evergreen S LR, Otago Mannequin S LR, Waitaki S LR, Geraldine Challenge S LR. Dam of TRIASSIC (f Tights, see above) Broodmare Sire: TIGHTS. Sire of the dams of 19 Stakes winners. In 2011 - SO YOU THINK High Chaparral G1.
Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge HIGH CHAPARRAL b 99 Darshaan Kasora Kozana SO YOU THINK b c 2006 Nijinsky Tights Dancealot TRIASSIC b 90 Long Row Astral Row Pak Bun Bay
715 - Darley Oettingen-Rennen, G2, Baden-Baden, September 1, 1600m 1 Shamalgan (FR) 4 b c Footstepsinthesand (GB) - Genevale (FR) (Unfuwain (USA)) 2 Alianthus (GER) 6 b c Hernando (FR) Allure (GER) (Konigsstuhl (GER)) 3 Blue Panis (FR) 4 b c Panis (USA) Rhapsody In Blue (FR) (Bering) Age: 2-4; Starts: 17; Wins: 3; Places: 5 Earnings: £160,141 Sire: FOOTSTEPSINTHESAND. Sire of 11 Stakes winners. In 2011 SHAMALGAN Unfuwain G2, BAREFOOT LADY Tenby G3, CHACHAMAIDEE Danehill G3, GIANT SANDMAN Darshaan G3, SANDY’S CHARM Anabaa G3. 1st Dam: GENEVALE by Unfuwain. 2 wins at 3 and 4 in France. Dam of 2 winners: 2007: SHAMALGAN (c Footstepsinthesand) Sold 56,022gns yearling at ARAUG, 227,560gns 3yo at ARNOV. 3 wins at 2 and 4 in Czech Republic, Darley Oettingen-Rennen G2, 2nd P.Eugene Adam (G.P.de MaisonsLaffitte) G2, 3rd Poule d’Essai des Poulains G1, Prix de Conde G3. 2008: CHARDONNEY TCHEQUE (c One Cool Cat) 4 wins at 2 and 3 in Czech Republic, Italy. 2009: Lionrock (c Shamardal) in training. 2nd Dam: FEMME DE FER by Iron Duke. 2 wins in France. Dam of JAUNATXO (c Lyphard’s Wish: American Derby G2), IRON DEPUTY (c Silver Deputy: Brooklyn H G2), Barangay (c Manila: 3rd Eme Derby du Midi LR) Broodmare Sire: UNFUWAIN. Sire of the dams of 31 Stakes winners. In 2011 - SHAMALGAN Footstepsinthesand G2, VADAMAR Dalakhani LR.
Storm Cat Giant’s Causeway Mariah’s Storm FOOTSTEPSINTHESAND b 2002 Rainbow Quest Glatisant Dancing Rocks SHAMALGAN b c 2007 Northern Dancer Unfuwain Height of Fashion GENEVALE ch 2001 Iron Duke Femme de Fer Made To Win
716 - American Express Zukunfts Rennen, G3, Baden-Baden, August 30, 1400m 1 Amaron (GB) 2 ch c Shamardal (USA)
international database - Amandalini (GB) (Bertolini (USA)) 2 Pakal (GER) 2 b c Lord of England (GER) - Perima (GER) (Kornado (GB)) 3 Sun of Jamaica (GB) 2 b f Cape Cross (IRE) - Juno Marlowe (IRE) (Danehill (USA)) Age: 2; Starts: 2; Wins: 2; Places: 0 Earnings: £38,793 Sire: SHAMARDAL. Sire of 30 Stakes winners. In 2011 - CRACKERJACK KING Barathea G2, AMARON Bertolini G3, DUNBOYNE EXPRESS Polish Precedent G3, ELLE SHADOW Roi Danzig 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, SOMMERABEND Monsun LR. 1st Dam: Amandalini by Bertolini. ran twice at 2. Dam of 1 winner: 2009: AMARON (c Shamardal) Sold 110,000gns foal at TADEF, 101,137gns yearling at ARAUG, 105,000gns yearling at TADEY. 2 wins at 2 in Germany, American Express Zukunfts Rennen G3, OppenheimRennen LR. 2nd Dam: Luxurious by Lyphard. Dam of PERSIANLUX (c Persian Bold: San Luis Obispo H G2, 2nd San Juan Capistrano Invitational H G1), Luxurious Dancer (g Dancehall: 3rd Prix Isonomy LR). Grandam of Luxstar. Broodmare Sire: BERTOLINI. Sire of the dams of 1 Stakes winners. In 2011 AMARON Shamardal G3.
Age: 2-5; Starts: 21; Wins: 6; Places: 8 Earnings: £176,555 Sire: PLEASANTLY PERFECT. Sire of 6 Stakes winners. In 2011 - COZI ROSIE Golden Fleece G2, SILVERSIDE Silver Ghost G2. 1st Dam: Lyrical Ghost by Silver Ghost. 4 wins in USA, 2nd Serena’s Song S. Dam of 2 winners: 2000: Pleasant Ghost (f Pleasant Colony). Broodmare. 2001: SECURE LINE (c Phone Trick) 7 wins at 4 to 6 in USA. 2003: Ghost Tapping (f Pleasant Tap) 2006: SILVERSIDE (c Pleasantly Perfect) Sold 18,207gns 2yo at BBAGM. 6 wins at 3 to 5 in Germany, Spain, bestwetten.de Goldene Peitsche G2, 3rd Prix Edmond Blanc G3, Polar Cup G3. 2008: Z Holy Ghost (c Holy Bull) in training. 2nd Dam: Lyrical Prayer by The Minstrel. unraced. Dam of TAP DANCE (f Pleasant Tap: Bonnie Miss S G2), GRAND PRAYER (f Grand Slam: Without Feathers S, 2nd Victory Ride S LR), Lyrical Ghost (f Silver Ghost, see above), Point Missed (f Point Given: 3rd Brookmeade S), Pleasant Lyrics (f Pleasant Tap: 2nd Boiling Springs S LR). Grandam of MALIBU PRAYER, ROCKIN’ ROCKSTAR. Broodmare Sire: SILVER GHOST. Sire of the dams of 22 Stakes winners. In 2011 - SILVERSIDE Pleasantly Perfect G2, SAMYSILVER Indian Charlie LR.
Sire: BIG BAD BOB. Sire of 3 Stakes winners. In 2011 - BIBLE BELT Bering G3, BOB LE BEAU Bering LR. 1st Dam: Shine Silently by Bering. unraced. Dam of 3 winners: 2001: Mac Regal (c King’s Theatre) 2nd Michael Seely Memorial Glasgow S LR, Winner at 2 in Italy. 2002: Glowing Guest (f Lucky Guest) 2004: Shaula (f Pairumani Star) unraced. 2005: (f Pairumani Star) 2006: (c Pairumani Star) 2007: BOB LE BEAU (g Big Bad Bob) 6 wins at 3 and 4, Martin Molony S LR, 2nd High Chaparral EBF Mooresbridge S G3. 2008: BIBLE BELT (f Big Bad Bob) 3 wins at 2 and 3, Dance Design S G3, Irish Stallion EBF Hurry Harriet S LR, 3rd C L Weld Park S G3. 2010: (c Acambaro) 2nd Dam: Walliser by Niniski. 4 wins at 2 and 3, 2nd Ali Reza & Mamadi Soudavar EBF Ruby S LR. Own sister to ASSESSOR. Dam of Suchita (f Alzao: 3rd Criterium Femminile LR). Grandam of SUCHITA DEVIOUS. Broodmare Sire: BERING. Sire of the dams of 61 Stakes winners. In 2011 BIBLE BELT Big Bad Bob G3, DON’T HURRY ME Hurricane Run G3, BLUE SOAVE Soave LR, BOB LE BEAU Big Bad Bob LR, RABBIT WELL Dream Well LR. The Big Bad Bob/Bering cross has produced: BIBLE BELT G3, BOB LE BEAU G3.
Storm Cat Giant’s Causeway Mariah’s Storm SHAMARDAL b 2002 Machiavellian Helsinki Helen Street AMARON ch c 2009 Danzig Bertolini Aquilegia AMANDALINI b 2005 Lyphard Luxurious Tropicaro
His Majesty Pleasant Colony Sun Colony PLEASANTLY PERFECT b 98 Affirmed Regal State La Trinite SILVERSIDE b c 2006 Mr Prospector Silver Ghost Misty Gallore LYRICAL GHOST b 95 The Minstrel Lyrical Prayer Belle Gallante
Roberto Bob Back Toter Back BIG BAD BOB br 2000 Marju Fantasy Girl Persian Fantasy BIBLE BELT br f 2008 Arctic Tern Bering Beaune SHINE SILENTLY b 96 Niniski Walliser Dingle Bay
717 - bestwetten.de Goldene Peitsche, G2, Baden-Baden, August 28, 1200m
718 - Dance Design Stakes, G3, Curragh, August 28, 9f
719 - Go And Go Round Tower Stakes, G3, Curragh, August 28, 6f
1 Silverside (USA) 5 b c Pleasantly Perfect (USA) - Lyrical Ghost (USA) (Silver Ghost (USA)) 2 Smooth Operator (GER) 5 b g Big Shuffle (USA) - Salzgitter (GB) (Salse (USA)) 3 Clairvoyance (IRE) 4 b f Shamardal (USA) - Crystal View (IRE) (Imperial Ballet (IRE))
1 Bible Belt (IRE) 3 br f Big Bad Bob (IRE) - Shine Silently (IRE) (Bering) 2 Wild Wind (GER) 3 b f Danehill Dancer (IRE) - Woman Secret (IRE) (Sadler’s Wells (USA)) 3 Look At Me (IRE) 3 b f Danehill Dancer (IRE) - Queen Cleopatra (IRE) (Kingmambo (USA))
1 Lightening Pearl (IRE) 2 b f Marju (IRE) - Jioconda (IRE) (Rossini (USA)) 2 Experience (IRE) 2 b f Excellent Art (GB) - Kloonlara (IRE) (Green Desert (USA)) 3 An Ghalanta (IRE) 2 b f Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) - Alamanta (IRE) (AliRoyal (IRE))
Age: 2-3; Starts: 5; Wins: 3; Places: 2 Earnings: £59,731
Age: 2; Starts: 3; Wins: 1; Places: 2 Earnings: £15,707
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: 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. 1 win at 2, Go And Go Round Tower S G3, 3rd Keeneland Debutante S G2. 2010: (f Elusive City) 2011: (f Amadeus Wolf ) 2nd Dam: La Joconde by Vettori. unraced. Dam of JIOCONDA (f Rossini, see above) Broodmare Sire: ROSSINI. Sire of the dams of 1 Stakes winners. In 2011 LIGHTENING PEARL Marju G3. The Marju/Rossini cross has produced: LIGHTENING PEARL G2, Jolie Jioconde G3.
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
720 - Market Slide Flying Five Stakes, G3, Curragh, August 28, 5f 1 Amour Propre (GB) 5 ch g Paris House (GB) - Miss Prim (GB) (Case Law) 2 Sole Power (GB) 4 b g Kyllachy (GB) Demerger (USA) (Distant View (USA)) 3 Roicead (USA) 4 b g Giant’s Causeway (USA) - Coachella (GB) (Danehill (USA)) Age: 2-5; Starts: 12; Wins: 4; Places: 2 Earnings: £104,662 Sire: PARIS HOUSE. Sire of 6 Stakes winners. In 2011 - AMOUR PROPRE Case Law G3. 1st Dam: Miss Prim by Case Law. ran a few times at 3. Dam of 2 winners: 2006: AMOUR PROPRE (g Paris House) Sold 1,500gns yearling at DNOC2, 54,000gns 4yo at TAAUT. 4 wins at 2 and 3, Willmott Dixon
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international database Cornwallis S G3, stanjames.com Palace House S G3, Market Slide Flying Five S G3, 2nd Audi King George S G2, John Smith’s City Wall S LR. 2007: Sydney Bridge (g Danbird) ran. 2008: MUNAASEB (g Zafeen) Winner at 3. 2009: (f Byron) 2010: Silver Halo (f Paris House) 2011: (c New Approach) 2nd Dam: CALAMANCO by Clantime. 2 wins at 3 and 4. Dam of CORRYBROUGH (c Kyllachy: bettercasino.com Scurry S LR, 2nd Uplands Racing Hackwood S G3) Broodmare Sire: CASE LAW. Sire of the dams of 1 Stakes winners. In 2011 AMOUR PROPRE Paris House G3.
Mansingh Petong Iridium PARIS HOUSE gr 89 Artaius Foudroyer Foudre AMOUR PROPRE ch g 2006 Ahonoora Case Law Travesty MISS PRIM ch 2001 Clantime Calamanco Laena
721 - Moyglare Stud Stakes, G1, Curragh, August 28, 7f 1 Maybe (IRE) 2 b f Galileo (IRE) Sumora (IRE) (Danehill (USA)) 2 Fire Lily (IRE) 2 b f Dansili (GB) Beauty Is Truth (IRE) (Pivotal (GB)) 3 La Collina (IRE) 2 ch f Strategic Prince (GB) - Starfish (IRE) (Galileo (IRE)) Age: 2; Starts: 4; Wins: 4; Places: 0 Earnings: £117,156 Sire: GALILEO. Sire of 98 Stakes winners. In 2011 - CAPE BLANCO Presidium G1, FRANKEL Danehill 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, GALIKOVA Blushing Groom G2, IL SAGGIATORE Snippets G2, JOHANN ZOFFANY Royal Academy G2, SENSE OF PURPOSE Darshaan G3, CRYSTAL GAL Danehill LR, GALIZANI Zabeel LR, LAGALP Danehill 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: SUMORA by Danehill. 2 wins at 2, stanjamesuk.com St Hugh’s S LR. Dam of 1 winner: 2007: Cailiocht (f Elusive Quality) unraced. 2008: Luckbealadytonight (f Mr Greeley) 2009: MAYBE (f Galileo) Sold 286,557gns yearling at ARAUG. 4 wins at 2, Moyglare Stud S G1, Keeneland Debutante S G2, Silver Flash S G3, Chesham S LR. 2010: (c Galileo) 2nd Dam: Rain Flower by Indian Ridge. unraced. Dam of DANCING RAIN (f Danehill Dancer: Investec Oaks S G1, Henkel Preis der Diana - Stuten Derby G1), SUMORA (f Danehill, see above) Broodmare Sire: DANEHILL. Sire of the dams of 172 Stakes winners. In 2011 - ALOHA Encosta de Lago G1, BENFICA Lonhro G1, DANEDREAM Lomitas G1, DREAMAWAY More Than Ready G1, FRANKEL Galileo G1, GOLDEN LILAC Galileo G1, MAYBE Galileo G1, RODERIC O’CONNOR Galileo G1, SEPOY Elusive Quality G1, SHOCKING Street Cry G1, DUNCAN Dalakhani G2, 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. 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, SIDERA G3, LAGALP LR, 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 MAYBE b f 2009 Danzig Danehill Razyana SUMORA b 2002 Indian Ridge Rain Flower Rose of Jericho
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
722 - Grand Prix de Deauville-Lucien Barriere, G2, Deauville, August 28, 2400m
723 - Prix Quincey - Lucien Barriere, G3, Deauville, August 28, 1600m
1 Cirrus des Aigles (FR) 5 b g Even Top (IRE) - Taille de Guepe (FR) (Septieme Ciel (USA)) 2 Silver Pond (FR) 4 gr c Act One (GB) Silver Fame (USA) (Quest For Fame) 3 Marinous (FR) 5 bl c Numerous (USA) - Marende (FR) (Panoramic)
1 Zinabaa (FR) 6 gr g Anabaa Blue (GB) - Zigrala (FR) (Linamix (FR)) 2 Sandy’s Charm (FR) 3 b f Footstepsinthesand (GB) - First Charm (FR) (Anabaa (USA)) 3 African Story (GB) 4 ch c Pivotal (GB) Blixen (USA) (Gone West (USA))
Age: 2-5; Starts: 34; Wins: 12; Places: 21 Earnings: £826,676
Age: 3-6; Starts: 14; Wins: 8; Places: 3 Earnings: £141,315
Sire: EVEN TOP. Sire of 1 Stakes winners. In 2011 - CIRRUS DES AIGLES Septieme Ciel G2.
Sire: ANABAA BLUE. Sire of 6 Stakes winners. In 2011 - ZINABAA Linamix G3.
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) 12 wins at 3 to 5 in France, 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 Gontaut-Biron-Hong Kong Jockey Club G3, Prix de Boulogne LR, Grand Prix du Lion d’Angers LR, 2nd Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud G1, Prix d’Ispahan G1, 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 G2, THIS ONES FOR PHIL Untuttable LR.
1st Dam: ZIGRALA by Linamix. Winner at 2 in France. Dam of 2 winners: 2004: Ocean Charm (g Ocean of Wisdom) 2005: ZINABAA (g Anabaa Blue) 8 wins at 5 and 6 in France, Prix Quincey - Lucien Barriere G3, Grand Prix de Compiegne LR, 3rd G.P. de Bordeaux-Etape du Defi du galop LR. 2008: RUN ON RUBY (f Muhtathir) Winner at 2. 2009: (c Muhtathir) 2nd Dam: ZIGREEN by Zino. 3 wins at 2 and 3 in France Prix Coronation LR, 3rd Prix d’Aumale G3. Broodmare Sire: LINAMIX. Sire of the dams of 50 Stakes winners. In 2011 BLUE BUNTING Dynaformer G1, MUSKETIER Acatenango G2, ZINABAA Anabaa Blue G3, BEROUNI Peintre Celebre LR, LOVE QUEEN Val Royal LR, MONTECCHIO Acclamation LR, REDEMPTOR Elusive City LR, VALIYR Alhaarth LR, WARPATH Reset LR, WHAT A CHARM Key of Luck LR. The Anabaa Blue/Linamix cross has produced: ZINABAA G3, Shining Sea LR.
international database Danzig Anabaa Balbonella ANABAA BLUE b 98 Riverman Allez Les Trois Allegretta ZINABAA gr g 2005 Mendez Linamix Lunadix ZIGRALA gr 97 Zino Zigreen Fiddler’s Green
724 - Prix de Meautry- Lucien Barriere, G3, Deauville, August 28, 1200m 1 Marchand d’Or (FR) 8 gr g Marchand de Sable (USA) - Fedora (FR) (Kendor (FR)) 2 Definightly (GB) 5 b/br g Diktat (GB) Perfect Night (GB) (Danzig Connection (USA)) 3 Le Valentin (FR) 5 b g Slickly (FR) Vallabelle (FR) (Valanour (IRE)) Age: 2-8; Starts: 35; Wins: 12; Places: 9 Earnings: £1,020,646 Sire: MARCHAND DE SABLE. Sire of 13 Stakes winners. In 2011 - MARCHAND D’OR Kendor G3, STARK DANON Spectrum LR. 1st Dam: Fedora by Kendor. ran on the flat in France at 3. Dam of 3 winners: 2003: MARCHAND D’OR (g Marchand de Sable) Champion 3yr old sprinter in Europe in 2006, Champion older sprinter in Europe in 2008. 12 wins to 2011 at home, France, Darley July Cup G1, Qatar Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp G1, Prix Maurice de Gheest G1 (3 times), Prix du Gros-Chene G2, Prix de la Porte Maillot G3 (twice), Prix de Meautry- Lucien Barriere G3, Prix de Saint-Georges G3, Prix du Pont-Neuf LR, 2nd Betfred Sprint Cup G1, Prix Djebel LR, 3rd P. de la Foret Casino Barriere Biarritz G1, Prix Maurice de Gheest - Goldikova G1, Prix du GrosChene G2. 2004: Take Fedor (c Take Risks). unraced, died as a yearling. 2005: SAGA D’OR (f Sagacity) Winner at 2 in France. Broodmare. 2006: TAKE D’OR (c Take Risks) Winner at 3 in France. 2008: Dora de Green (f Green Tune) in training. 2009: (c Rock of Gibraltar) Broodmare Sire: KENDOR. Sire of the dams of 43 Stakes winners. In 2011 TIN HORSE Sakhee G1, RECITAL Montjeu G2, CHEETAH Tiger Hill G3, MARCHAND D’OR Marchand de Sable G3, NATIVE KHAN Azamour G3, BACCHELLI Mujahid LR, CALAHORRA Soave LR, PUMP PUMP BOY Kingsalsa LR.
Nureyev Theatrical Tree of Knowledge MARCHAND DE SABLE br/b 90 Kenmare Mercantile Mercuriale MARCHAND D’OR gr g 2003 Kenmare Kendor Belle Mecene FEDORA gr 98 Far North Far But Near Kesar Queen
725 - Supreme Stakes, G3, Goodwood, August 28, 7f
Northern Dancer Danzig Pas de Nom LIBRETTIST b 2002 Alleged Mysterial Mysteries LIBRANNO b c 2008 In The Wings Singspiel Glorious Song ANNABELLE JA b/br 2003 Ela-Mana-Mou Alamea Adjala
726 - Preis der Sparkassen Finanzgruppe, G3, Baden-Baden, August 27, 2000m
1 Libranno (GB) 3 b c Librettist (USA) Annabelle Ja (FR) (Singspiel (IRE)) 2 Jacqueline Quest (IRE) 4 b f Rock of Gibraltar (IRE) - Coquette Rouge (IRE) (Croco Rouge (IRE)) 3 High Standing (USA) 6 b/br g High Yield (USA) - Nena Maka (GB) (Selkirk (USA))
1 Zazou (GER) 4 b c Shamardal (USA) Zaza Top (GER) (Lomitas (GB)) 2 Empire Storm (GER) 4 b c Storming Home (GB) - Emy Coasting (USA) (El Gran Senor (USA)) 3 Altair Star (IRE) 4 b c Kris Kin (USA) Aglow (GB) (Spinning World (USA))
Age: 2-3; Starts: 13; Wins: 5; Places: 5 Earnings: £193,397
Sire: SHAMARDAL. Sire of 30 Stakes winners. In 2011 - CRACKERJACK KING Barathea G2, DUNBOYNE EXPRESS Polish Precedent G3, ELLE SHADOW Roi Danzig G3, ZAZOU Lomitas G3, AMARON Bertolini LR, CAPTAIN SONADOR Kenny’s Best Pal LR, GINGERBREAD MAN Hurricane Sky LR, MODERN HISTORY Private Account LR, ROSTRUM Rainbow Quest LR, SOMMERABEND Monsun LR.
Sire: LIBRETTIST. Sire of 1 Stakes winners. In 2011 - LIBRANNO Singspiel G3. 1st Dam: ANNABELLE JA by Singspiel. Winner at 2. Dam of 1 winner: 2008: LIBRANNO (c Librettist) Sold 26,000gns yearling at TAOC3. 5 wins at 2 and 3, TNT July S G2, Tanqueray Richmond S G2, John Sunley Memorial Criterion S G3, Supreme S G3, 2nd Breeze up Vendors Craven S G3, 3rd sportingbet.com Leisure S LR. 2009: Bella Vento (f Shirocco) unraced to date. 2010: (c Tiger Hill) 2nd Dam: ALAMEA by Ela-Mana-Mou. 2 wins at 2 and 3 in West Germany. Dam of ALYSHAKEYS (f Sendawar: Polar Cup G3), Sendalam (g Sendawar: 3rd Darley Grand H. de Deauville LR, Prix Luthier LR). Grandam of Aurea. 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.
Age: 2-4; Starts: 15; Wins: 5; Places: 6 Earnings: £376,695
1st Dam: ZAZA TOP by Lomitas. 4 wins at 2 to 4 in Germany, Luhrs & Holst GMBH Co. K G Stutenpreis LR, 2nd Premio Dormello G3. Dam of 4 winners: 2004: ZOE DREAM (g Galileo) 7 wins. 2005: ZHOUZHI (f Anabaa) Winner at 4 in Germany. 2006: KING MAUI (c High Chaparral) Winner at 4 in Sweden. 2007: ZAZOU (c Shamardal) Sold 26,610gns yearling at BBAGS. 5 wins at 2 to 4 in Germany, Oppenheim UnionRennen G2, Preis der Sparkassen Finanzgruppe G3, G.P. Krefelder Wirtschaft-Dr Busch Mem G3, 2nd Idee Deutsches Derby G1, 3rd Criterium de Saint-Cloud G1, Rheinland-Pokal G1. 2009: Silke Top (f Librettist) 2010: (c High Chaparral) 2nd Dam: ZORINA by Shirley Heights. 1 win at 2. Own sister to Nadina. Dam of ZAZA TOP (f Lomitas, see above), Zolango (c Acatenango: 2nd Premio Emanuele Filiberto LR). Grandam of Zoom. Broodmare Sire: LOMITAS. Sire of the dams of 15 Stakes winners. In 2011 -
MALIBU PIER Malibu Moon G2, ZAZOU Shamardal G3, SANTINO Rock of Gibraltar LR.
Storm Cat Giant’s Causeway Mariah’s Storm SHAMARDAL b 2002 Machiavellian Helsinki Helen Street ZAZOU b c 2007 Niniski Lomitas La Colorada ZAZA TOP ch 98 Shirley Heights Zorina Nadia Nerina
727 - Betfair Celebration Mile, G2, Goodwood, August 27, 8f 1 Dubawi Gold (GB) 3 b c Dubawi (IRE) - Savannah Belle (GB) (Green Desert (USA)) 2 Set The Trend (GB) 5 b/br g Reset (AUS) - Masrora (USA) (Woodman (USA)) 3 Beacon Lodge (IRE) 6 b c Clodovil (IRE) - Royal House (FR) (Royal Academy (USA)) Age: 2-3; Starts: 14; Wins: 5; Places: 5 Earnings: £245,710 Sire: DUBAWI. Sire of 31 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, 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: SAVANNAH BELLE by Green Desert. Winner at 2. Dam of 5 winners: 2001: MAC MEMORY (f Second Empire) 7 wins at 3 to 5 in Italy. 2003: DIXIELAND BOY (g Inchinor) Winner at 4. 2004: SALIENT (g Fasliyev) 7 wins to 2011. 2005: Our Tallulah (f Piccolo) ran 3 times. 2007: TEXASHOLDEMPOKER (c Royal Applause) Winner at 3 in Greece. 2008: DUBAWI GOLD (c Dubawi) Sold 42,000gns foal at TADEF, 80,952gns yearling at DNSLY, 160,000gns 2yo at TAAPR, 130,000gns 2yo at TAAUT. 5 wins at 2 and 3, Betfair Celebration Mile G2, freebetting.co.uk Int. Trial S LR, Sportingbet Supports Heros Spring Cup LR, 2nd Abu Dhabi Irish 2000 Guineas G1, Qipco 2000
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international database Guineas G1, Investec Woodcote S LR. 2009: Campanology (c Royal Applause) 2010: (c Dubawi) 2011: (c Dubawi) 2nd Dam: THIRD WATCH by Slip Anchor. 2 wins at 2 and 3 Ribblesdale S G2. Dam of RAINWATCH (c Rainbow Quest: Finale Junior Hurdle G1) Broodmare Sire: GREEN DESERT. Sire of the dams of 80 Stakes winners. In 2011 - DUBAWI GOLD Dubawi G2, LILBOURNE LAD Acclamation G2, EXPERIENCE Excellent Art G3, NO EXPLAINING Azamour G3, LUCK OR DESIGN Dubawi LR, SURYA LAKSHMI Burden of Proof LR, TELLOVOI Indian Haven LR, CARLITO BRIGANTE Haafhd LR. The Dubawi/Green Desert cross has produced: DUBAWI GOLD G1, LUCK OR DESIGN G1, MAKFI G1, ZUBBAYA LR.
Seeking The Gold Dubai Millennium Colorado Dancer DUBAWI b 2002 Deploy Zomaradah Jawaher DUBAWI GOLD b c 2008 Danzig Green Desert Foreign Courier SAVANNAH BELLE b 97 Slip Anchor Third Watch Triple First
728 - Whiteley Clinic Prestige Stakes, G3, Goodwood, August 27, 7f 1 Regal Realm (GB) 2 b f Medicean (GB) - Regal Riband (GB) (Fantastic Light (USA)) 2 Rakasa (GB) 2 b f Redoute’s Choice (AUS) - Danse Arabe (IRE) (Seeking The Gold (USA)) 3 Questing (GB) 2 b f Hard Spun (USA) Chercheuse (USA) (Seeking The Gold (USA)) Age: 2; Starts: 3; Wins: 2; Places: 1 Earnings: £37,967 Sire: MEDICEAN. Sire of 27 Stakes winners. In 2011 - BANKABLE Sadler’s Wells G3, MANIEREE Caerleon G3, REGAL REALM Fantastic Light G3, CERVEZA Efisio LR, NEATICO Sadler’s Wells LR, ST MORITZ Statoblest LR. 1st Dam: REGAL RIBAND by Fantastic Light. Winner at 2. Dam of 2 winners: 2008: RABBIT KYLLACHY (f Kyllachy) Winner at 3 in Czech Republic. 2009: REGAL REALM (f Medicean) 2 wins at 2, Whiteley Clinic Prestige S G3, 2nd Princess Margaret
Juddmonte S G3. 2010: (f Medicean) 2011: (c Pivotal) 2nd Dam: REGAL ROSE by Danehill. 2 wins at 2 Shadwell Stud Cheveley Park S G1. Own sister to GENERALIST. Broodmare Sire: FANTASTIC LIGHT. Sire of the dams of 5 Stakes winners. In 2011 - REGAL REALM Medicean G3, COUPE DE VILLE Clodovil LR, SUMMER SWALLOW Catbird LR, SURREY STAR Dubawi LR.
Mr Prospector Machiavellian Coup de Folie MEDICEAN ch 97 Storm Bird Mystic Goddess Rose Goddess REGAL REALM b f 2009 Rahy Fantastic Light Jood REGAL RIBAND b 2004 Danehill Regal Rose Ruthless Rose
Excel) unraced to date. 2010: (c New Approach) 2nd Dam: AUNTIE MAUREEN by Roi Danzig. 2 wins at 4. Dam of CONEY KITTY (f Lycius: Hillsborough S G3) Broodmare Sire: DARSHAAN. Sire of the dams of 171 Stakes winners. In 2011 - POUR MOI Montjeu G1, SARAFINA Refuse To Bend G1, WAVERING Refuse To Bend G1, BLUE BAJAN Montjeu G2, DREAM PEACE Dansili G2, GLASS HARMONIUM Verglas G2, FANTASIA Sadler’s Wells G3, GENKI Shinko Forest G3, GIANT SANDMAN Footstepsinthesand G3, PINK SYMPHONY Montjeu G3, PRINCE SIEGFRIED Royal Applause G3, SENSE OF PURPOSE Galileo G3, BABYCAKES Marju LR, CLAREMONT Sadler’s Wells LR, DISTANT MEMORIES Falbrav LR, NATURE SPIRITS Beat Hollow LR, SAJJHAA King’s Best LR, SANDAGIYR Dr Fong LR, SIR EAGLES Diamond Green LR, ST JEAN CAP FERRAT Domedriver LR, PRINCETON PLAINS Tagula LR.
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729 - Totepool Winter Hill Stakes, G3, Windsor, August 27, 10f 1 Prince Siegfried (FR) 5 b g Royal Applause (GB) - Intrum Morshaan (IRE) (Darshaan) 2 Dux Scholar (GB) 3 b c Oasis Dream (GB) - Alumni (GB) (Selkirk (USA)) 3 Simon de Montfort (IRE) 4 b c King’s Best (USA) - Noble Rose (IRE) (Caerleon (USA)) Age: 2-5; Starts: 19; Wins: 6; Places: 8 Earnings: £216,337 Sire: ROYAL APPLAUSE. Sire of 38 Stakes winners. In 2011 - PRINCE SIEGFRIED Darshaan G3, SAIGON First Trump LR. 1st Dam: INTRUM MORSHAAN by Darshaan. Winner at 3. Dam of 4 winners: 2002: PEKING BEAUTY (f Kendor) 2 wins at 3 in France. 2003: ZED CANDY (g Medicean) 7 wins. 2005: BIGZAM (f Zamindar) 4 wins at 4 and 5 in France, Prix des Tourelles LR. 2006: PRINCE SIEGFRIED (g Royal Applause) Sold 16,087gns yearling at ARFEB, 38,000gns yearling at TAOC1. 6 wins at 2 to 5, 2011, Totepool Winter Hill S G3, williamhill.com Doonside Cup LR, 2nd Criterium International G1, Mouton Cadet Gala S LR, bet365.com James Seymour S LR (twice), 3rd P.Eugene Adam (G.P.de Maisons-Laffitte) G2. 2008: (c Refuse To Bend) 2009: Al Baidaa (f Exceed And
Waajib Coryana ROYAL APPLAUSE b 93 Auction Ring Flying Melody Whispering Star PRINCE SIEGFRIED b g 2006 Shirley Heights Darshaan Delsy INTRUM MORSHAAN b/br 97 Roi Danzig Auntie Maureen Midnight Child
USA 730 - BRITISH COLUMBIA DERBY, G3, Hastings Park, September 11, 1800m 1 Northern Causeway (USA) 3 ch c Giant’s Causeway (USA) - Getaway Girl (USA) (Silver Deputy (CAN)) 2 Jebrica (USA) 3 b c Liberty Gold (USA) - Peaceful Wings (USA) (Halo (USA)) 3 Arraignment (USA) 3 b c Include (USA) - Flowerette (USA) (Victory Gallop (CAN)) 731 - ARLINGTON WASHINGTON FUTURITY, G3, Arlington International, September 10, 8f 1 Shared Property (USA) 2 b/br g Scat Daddy (USA) - Yoursmineours (USA) (Belong To Me (USA)) 2 Take Charge Indy (USA) 2 b/br c A P Indy (USA) - Take Charge Lady (USA) (Dehere (USA)) 3 Motor City (USA) 2 b c Street Sense (USA) - Shawgatny (USA) (Danzig
Connection (USA)) 732 - ARLINGTON WASHINGTON LASSIE STAKES, G3, Arlington International, September 10, 8f 1 Rocket Twentyone (CAN) 2 b/br f Indian Charlie (USA) - Symphonic Lady (USA) (Blare of Trumpets (USA)) 2 Essence of Bubbles (USA) 2 ch f Essence of Dubai (USA) - Silver Champagne (USA) (Silver Buck (USA)) 3 Ann of The Dance (USA) 2 b f English Channel (USA) - Dans La Ville (CHI) (Winning (USA)) 733 - BOWLING GREEN HANDICAP, G2, Belmont Park, September 10, 11f 1 Grassy (USA) 5 gr/ro c El Prado (IRE) High Savannah (GB) (Rousillon (USA)) 2 Center Divider (USA) 4 ch c Giant’s Causeway (USA) - Meridiana (GER) (Lomitas (GB)) 3 Bold Hawk (USA) 7 b g Silver Hawk (USA) - Tribulation (USA) (Danzig (USA)) 734 - KENTUCKY CUP TURF STAKES, G3, Kentucky Downs, September 10, 12f 1 Rahystrada (USA) 7 ch g Rahy (USA) - Ministrada (USA) (Deputy Minister (CAN)) 2 Odds On (BRZ) 5 b/br c Roi Normand (USA) - Ilha Bela (USA) (Kingmambo (USA)) 3 Miami Deco (CAN) 4 b/br c Limehouse (USA) - Miami Dreams (USA) (Secret Hello (USA)) 735 - SUPER DERBY, G2, Louisiana Downs, September 10, 9f 1 Prayer For Relief (USA) 3 b/br c Jump Start (USA) - Sparklin Lil (USA) (Mr Sparkles (USA)) 2 Awesome Bet (USA) 3 b/br c Awesome Again (CAN) - Ellie’s Moment (USA) (Kris S (USA)) 3 Populist Politics (USA) 3 b c Don’t Get Mad (USA) - Cedar Summer (USA) (Souvenir Copy (USA)) 736 - PRESQUE ISLE DOWNS MASTERS STAKES, G2, Presque Isle Downs, September 10, 6f 110yds 1 Musical Romance (USA) 4 b/br f Concorde’s Tune (USA) Candlelightdinner (USA) (Slew Gin Fizz (USA)) 2 Ariana D (USA) 5 b/br f Rock Slide (USA) - Derby Tie (USA) (Black Tie Affair) 3 Shotgun Gulch (USA) 4 ch f Thunder Gulch (USA) - Rosieville (USA) (Boston Harbor (USA))
international database 737 - DEL MAR FUTURITY, G1, Del Mar, September 7, 7f 1 Drill (USA) 2 b/br c Lawyer Ron (USA) - Cat Dancer (USA) (Storm Cat (USA)) 2 Creative Cause (USA) 2 gr/ro c Giant’s Causeway (USA) - Dream of Summer (USA) (Siberian Summer (USA)) 3 Majestic City (USA) 2 ch c City Zip (USA) - It’schemistrybaby (USA) (Meadowlake (USA)) 738 - PALOMAR HANDICAP, G2, Del Mar, September 5, 8f 110yds 1 City To City (USA) 4 ch f City Zip (USA) - Stormbow (USA) (Storm Cat (USA)) 2 Medaglia d’Amour (USA) 5 b/br f Medaglia d’Oro (USA) - Izara (USA) (Blushing John (USA)) 3 Go Forth North (USA) 4 ch f North Light (IRE) - Witch Tradition (USA) (Holy Bull (USA)) 739 - TURF MONSTER HANDICAP, G3, Parx Racing, September 5, 5f 1 Ben’s Cat (USA) 5 b/br g Parker’s Storm Cat (USA) - Twofox (USA) (Thirty Eight Paces (USA)) 2 Perfect Officer (USA) 5 b g Officer (USA) - Perfect Tradition (USA) (Perfect Vision (USA)) 3 Chamberlain Bridge (USA) 7 b g War Chant (USA) - She’s Got Class (USA) (Trempolino (USA)) 740 - GLENS FALLS STAKES, G3, Saratoga, September 5, 11f 1 Emerald Beech (USA) 5 b f Maria’s Mon (USA) - Beyond The Waves (USA) (Ocean Crest (USA)) 2 Dynaslew (USA) 5 b/br f Dynaformer (USA) - Slews Final Answer (USA) (Seattle Slew (USA)) 3 Senada (USA) 4 b/br f Pulpit (USA) Owsley (USA) (Harlan (USA)) 741 - THREE CHIMNEYS HOPEFUL STAKES, G1, Saratoga, September 5, 7f 1 Currency Swap (USA) 2 b c High Cotton (USA) - Echo Bluff (USA) (Pine Bluff (USA)) 2 Trinniberg (USA) 2 b/br c Teuflesberg (USA) - Bella Dorato (USA) (Goldminers Gold (CAN)) 3 Big Blue Nation (USA) 2 b c Bluegrass Cat (USA) - Lilah (USA) (Defrere (USA))
742 - DEL MAR DERBY, G2, Del Mar, September 4, 9f 1 Banned (USA) 3 b c Kitten’s Joy (USA) - Cardinalli (USA) (Capote (USA)) 2 Midnight Interlude (USA) 3 b c War Chant (USA) - Midnight Kiss (NZ) (Groom Dancer (USA)) 3 Extensive (USA) 3 ch c Purge (USA) Zambia (USA) (Theatrical) 743 - CLIFF HANGER STAKES, G3, Monmouth Park, September 4, 8f 1 Yummy With Butter (CAN) 7 b/br g Silvador (CAN) - Sophisticatedbagel (USA) (Kris S (USA)) 2 Cherokee Lord (USA) 4 b/br g Sir Cherokee (USA) - Sequins n’ Lace (USA) (Mari’s Book (USA)) 3 Sleepless Knight (USA) 5 b/br c War Chant (USA) - Dream About (CAN) (Cherokee Run (USA)) 744 - SARANAC STAKES, G3, Saratoga, September 4, 9f 1 Brilliant Speed (USA) 3 b/br c Dynaformer (USA) - Speed Succeeds (USA) (Gone West (USA)) 2 Queen’splatekitten (CAN) 3 b/br c Kitten’s Joy (USA) - Iteration (USA) (Wild Again (USA)) 3 King Congie (USA) 3 b/br c Badge of Silver (USA) - Wise Ending (USA) (End Sweep (USA)) 745 - SPINAWAY STAKES, G1, Saratoga, September 4, 7f 1 Grace Hall (USA) 2 b f Empire Maker (USA) - Season’s Greetings (IRE) (Ezzoud (IRE)) 2 Judy The Beauty (CAN) 2 ch f Ghostzapper (USA) - Holy Blitz (USA) (Holy Bull (USA)) 3 And Why Not (USA) 2 b f Street Cry (IRE) - Alchemist (USA) (A P Indy (USA)) 746 - WASHINGTON PARK HANDICAP, G3, Arlington International, September 3, 9f 1 Mister Marti Gras (USA) 4 ch g Belong To Me (USA) - Miss Marta (USA) (Cure The Blues (USA)) 2 Maristar (USA) 4 b f Giant’s Causeway (USA) - Jewel Princess (USA) (Key To The Mint (USA)) 3 Workin For Hops (USA) 4 ch g City Zip (USA) - Citi Pearl (USA) (Citidancer (USA))
747 - DEL MAR DEBUTANTE STAKES, G1, Del Mar, September 3, 7f 1 Weemissfrankie (USA) 2 ch f Sunriver (USA) - Starinthemeadow (USA) (Meadowlake (USA)) 2 Self Preservation (USA) 2 ch f Lion Heart (USA) - Saintly Speaking (USA) (Dahar (USA)) 3 Emerald Gold (USA) 2 b f War Front (USA) - Dina Gold (USA) (Seeking The Gold (USA)) 748 - HILL ‘N’ DALE MOLLY PITCHER STAKES, G2, Monmouth Park, September 3, 8f 110yds 1 Quiet Giant (USA) 4 b f Giant’s Causeway (USA) - Quiet Dance (USA) (Quiet American (USA)) 2 Payton d’Oro (USA) 5 b f Medaglia d’Oro (USA) - Jealous And Jaded (USA) (Jade Hunter (USA)) 3 Absinthe Minded (USA) 4 b f Quiet American (USA) - Rockford Peach (USA) (Great Above (USA)) 749 - SAPLING STAKES, G3, Monmouth Park, September 3, 6f 1 She Digs Me (USA) 2 ch c Henny Hughes (USA) - Stage Stop (USA) (Valid Expectations (USA)) 2 Jagati (USA) 2 b c Yes It’s True (USA) Look for Good (USA) (Unbridled’s Song (USA)) 2 Black Rhino (USA) 2 b/br c El Corredor (USA) - Foreign Aid (USA) (Danzig (USA)) 750 - FOREGO STAKES, G1, Saratoga, September 3, 7f 1 Jackson Bend (USA) 4 ch c Hear No Evil (USA) - Sexy Stockings (USA) (Tabasco Cat (USA)) 2 Jersey Town (USA) 5 ch c Speightstown (USA) - Jersey Girl (USA) (Belong To Me (USA)) 3 Aikenite (USA) 4 b/br c Yes It’s True (USA) - Silverlado (USA) (Saint Ballado (CAN)) 751 - PERSONAL ENSIGN INVITATIONAL STAKES, G1, Saratoga, September 3, 10f 1 Ask the Moon (USA) 6 b f Malibu Moon (USA) - Always Asking (USA) (Valid Appeal (USA)) 2 Pachattack (USA) 5 ch f Pulpit (USA) El Laoob (USA) (Red Ransom (USA)) 3 Tiz Miz Sue (USA) 4 b/br f Tiznow (USA) - Sue’s Good News (USA) (Woodman (USA))
752 - WOODWARD STAKES, G1, Saratoga, September 3, 9f 1 Havre de Grace (USA) 4 b f Saint Liam (USA) - Easter Bunnette (USA) (Carson City (USA)) 2 Flat Out (USA) 5 b c Flatter (USA) Cresta Lil (USA) (Cresta Rider (USA)) 3 Rule (USA) 4 b/br c Roman Ruler (USA) - Rockcide (USA) (Personal Flag (USA)) 753 - SEAWAY STAKES, G3, Woodbine, September 3, 1400m 1 Atlantic Hurricane (USA) 4 ch f Halo’s Image (USA) - It’s The Cats Meow (USA) (Stormy Atlantic (USA)) 2 Embur’s Song (CAN) 4 b f Unbridled’s Song (USA) - Embur Sunshine (CAN) (Bold Ruckus (USA)) 3 Rashnaa (USA) 5 ch f Tapit (USA) Tanuki (USA) (Affirmed (USA)) 754 - WITH ANTICIPATION STAKES, G2, Saratoga, September 1, 8f 110yds 1 State of Play (USA) 2 b/br c War Front (USA) - Valeta (USA) (Procida (USA)) 2 Optimizer (USA) 2 b c English Channel (USA) - Indy Pick (USA) (A P Indy (USA)) 3 Dullahan (USA) 2 ch c Even the Score (USA) - Mining My Own (USA) (Smart Strike (CAN)) 755 - DEL MAR HANDICAP, G2, Del Mar, August 28, 11f 1 Celtic New Year (USA) 4 b g North Light (IRE) - Reggae Queen (USA) (Dynaformer (USA)) 2 Bourbon Bay (USA) 5 b g Sligo Bay (IRE) - Coral Necklace (USA) (Conquistador Cielo (USA)) 3 Imponente Purse (BRZ) 5 b g Public Purse (USA) - White Tea (BRZ) (Sunny’s Halo (CAN)) 756 - PAT O’BRIEN STAKES, G1, Del Mar, August 28, 7f 1 The Factor (USA) 3 gr/ro c War Front (USA) - Greyciousness (USA) (Miswaki (USA)) 2 Camp Victory (USA) 4 b/br c Forest Camp (USA) - Victory Trick (CAN) (Clever Trick (USA)) 3 Crown of Thorns (USA) 6 b c Repent (USA) - Crowning Touch (USA) (Thunder Gulch (USA))
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international database 757 - TVG PACIFIC CLASSIC STAKES, G1, Del Mar, August 28, 10f 1 Acclamation (USA) 5 b c Unusual Heat (USA) - Winning In Style (USA) (Silveyville (USA)) 2 Twirling Candy (USA) 4 b/br c Candy Ride (ARG) - House of Danzing (USA) (Chester House (USA)) 3 Stately Victor (USA) 4 b c Ghostzapper (USA) - Collect The Cash (USA) (Dynaformer (USA)) 758 - PLAY THE KING STAKES, G2, Woodbine, August 28, 1400m 1 Havelock (USA) 4 b g Great Notion (USA) - Piconeach (NZ) (Spectacular Love (USA)) 2 Riding The River (USA) 4 b c Wiseman’s Ferry (USA) - Glow Ruby Go (USA) (Rubiano (USA)) 3 Fatal Bullet (USA) 6 b g Red Bullet (USA) - Sararegal (CAN) (Regal Classic (CAN)) 759 - DEL MAR MILE HANDICAP, G2, Del Mar, August 27, 8f 1 Caracortado (USA) 4 ch g Cat Dreams (USA) - Mons Venus (CAN) (Maria’s Mon (USA)) 2 Mr Commons (USA) 3 b c Artie Schiller (USA) - Joustabout (USA) (Apalachee (USA)) 3 Calimonco (USA) 5 b/br c Storm Cat (USA) - Sweet Life (USA) (Kris S (USA)) 760 - BALLERINA STAKES, G1, Saratoga, August 27, 7f 1 Hilda’s Passion (USA) 4 b f Canadian Frontier (USA) - Executricker (USA) (El Prado (IRE)) 2 Tar Heel Mom (USA) 6 b/br f Flatter (USA) - Perpetual Light (USA) (Sunny’s Halo (CAN)) 3 Tamarind Hall (USA) 4 ch f Graeme Hall (USA) - Turner’s Hall (CAN) (Forest Wildcat (USA)) 761 - BALLSTON SPA STAKES, G2, Saratoga, August 27, 8f 110yds 1 Daveron (GER) 6 ch f Black Sam Bellamy (IRE) - Darwinia (GER) (Acatenango (GER)) 2 Tapitsfly (USA) 4 gr/ro f Tapit (USA) Flying Marlin (USA) (Marlin (USA)) 3 Romacaca (USA) 5 b/br f Running Stag (USA) - Romaca (USA) (Kris S (USA)) 762 - FOXWOODS KING’S BISHOP STAKES, G1, Saratoga, August 27, 7f 1 Caleb’s Posse (USA) 3 b c Posse
(USA) - Abbey’s Missy (USA) (Slewacide (USA)) 2 Uncle Mo (USA) 3 b c Indian Charlie (USA) - Playa Maya (USA) (Arch (USA)) 3 Justin Phillip (USA) 3 b/br c First Samurai (USA) - Ava Knowsthecode (USA) (Cryptoclearance (USA)) 763 - TRAVERS STAKES, G1, Saratoga, August 27, 10f 1 Stay Thirsty (USA) 3 b/br c Bernardini (USA) - Marozia (USA) (Storm Bird (CAN)) 2 Rattlesnake Bridge (USA) 3 gr/ro c Tapit (USA) - Prall Street (USA) (Cherokee Run (USA)) 3 J W Blue (USA) 3 b/br c Sky Mesa (USA) - Kentucky Storm (USA) (Dynaformer (USA)) 764 - VICTORY RIDE STAKES, G3, Saratoga, August 27, 6f 1 Hot Summer (USA) 3 b/br f Malibu Moon (USA) - Summer Delight (USA) (Quiet American (USA)) 2 Maple Forest (USA) 3 b f Forestry (USA) - Maple Syrple (CAN) (American Chance (USA)) 3 Roman Treasure (USA) 3 b/br f Roman Ruler (USA) - Jeanne Jones (USA) (Nijinsky (CAN)) 765 - ONTARIO COLLEEN STAKES, G3, Woodbine, August 27, 1600m 1 Anne’s Beauty (USA) 3 b f Artie Schiller (USA) - Lucky Streak (USA) (Sea Wall (CAN)) 2 Smart Sting (USA) 3 b f Smart Strike (CAN) - Perfect Sting (USA) (Red Ransom (USA)) 3 Mendocino Beano (CAN) 3 b/br f Smart Strike (CAN) - Trishyde Slew (USA) (Seattle Slew (USA)) 766 - BERNARD BARUCH HANDICAP, G2, Saratoga, August 26, 9f 1 Turallure (USA) 4 gr/ro c Wando (CAN) - Personal Allure (USA) (Wekiva Springs (USA)) 2 Get Stormy (USA) 5 b c Stormy Atlantic (USA) - Foolish Gal (USA) (Kiri’s Clown (USA)) 3 Baryshnikov (USA) 5 b/br c Empire Maker (USA) - Ski Dancer (USA) (Baldski (USA))
Sheila Cheval (NZ) (Mi Preferido (USA)) 2 Jimmy Choux (NZ) 4 b c Thorn Park (AUS) - Cierzo (NZ) (Centaine (AUS)) 3 Fleur de Lune (NZ) 4 b f Stravinsky (USA) - Kapsjoy (NZ) (Kaapstad (NZ)) Sire: PENTIRE. Sire of 38 Stakes winners. In 2011 - MUFHASA Mi Preferido G1, RANGIRANGDOO Kenfair G1, TINSELTOWN Jetball LR, RAG TIGER Zinaad LR. 1st Dam: Sheila Cheval by Mi Preferido. unraced. Dam of 5 winners: 2000: MOGANO (g Slavic) Winner in Australia. 2002: BELLE JOIE (f Mellifont) 6 wins in New Zealand. 2003: BERT (g Bertolini) 4 wins in New Zealand. 2004: MUFHASA (g Pentire) Champion older horse in New Zealand in 2008-09. 14 wins in New Zealand, Makfi Challenge S G1, Waikato Draught Sprint G1 (twice), First Sovereign Trust Telegraph H G1 (twice), Fully Fledged Otaki-Maori WFA S G1, Coupland’s Bakeries Mile G2, G R Kelt Memorial LR, 2nd Mudgway Partsworld Challenge S G1, 3rd Hong Kong World City George Ryder S G1 (twice), Waikato Draught Sprint G1, Reed Property Glasshouse H LR. 2005: Blockbuster (g Keeper) 2006: KEEPA CHEVAL (f Keeper) Winner in New Zealand. 2007: Rafhiki (c Pentire) unraced. 2008: (c Perfectly Ready) 2009: (f Zabeel) 2nd Dam: Silver Sheila by Silver Dream. unraced. Dam of COMMANDER CHEVAL (g All Glory: Matamata Cup LR, 2nd Radio Pacific Avondale Cup G1), Fort Cheval (g Never Til Dawn: 2nd Evening Standard Cup G3, 4th DB Auckland Cup G1, Barclays St Leger S G1). Grandam of Audrey. Broodmare Sire: MI PREFERIDO. Sire of the dams of 5 Stakes winners. In 2011 - MUFHASA Pentire G1, CUTE EMILY Choisir G3.
Northern Dancer Be My Guest What A Treat PENTIRE b 92 Mill Reef Gull Nook Bempton MUFHASA br g 2004 Island Whirl Mi Preferido Exacting Lady SHEILA CHEVAL b 94 Silver Dream Silver Sheila Just Ours
WORLDWIDE 767 - Makfi Challenge Stakes, G1, Hastings, August 27, 1400m
768 - Grande Premio Ipiranga (2000 Guineas), G1, Cidade Jardim, September 7, 1600m
1 Mufhasa (NZ) 7 br g Pentire (GB) -
1 Kara de Birigui (BRZ) 3 b c Banking
(ARG) - Lovely Minister (BRZ) (Mane Minister (USA)) 2 Gipsy Bullet (BRZ) 3 b c Romarin (BRZ) - Glaura (BRZ) (Fantastic Dancer (BRZ)) 3 E Do Iguassu (BRZ) 3 b c Romarin (BRZ) - Gitanilla (BRZ) (Minstrel Glory (USA)) Sire: BANKING. Sire of 1 Stakes winners. In 2011 - KARA DE BIRIGUI Mane Minister G1. 1st Dam: Lovely Minister by Mane Minister. 4 wins in Brazil, 3rd GP Pres.L.Nazareno Teixeira de Assumpcao G2. Dam of 3 winners: 2003: Fada de Birigui (f Trempolino) Winner at 3 in Brazil, 3rd Grande Premio Diana (Oaks) G1. 2004: Gloria De Birigui (f Banking) unraced. 2006: Inveja De Birigui (f Hard Buck) unraced. 2007: JOGO DE BIRIGUI (c Romarin) G. P. Presidente Carlos Paes de Barros G2. 2008: KARA DE BIRIGUI (c Banking) Grande Premio Ipiranga (2000 Guineas) G1. 2nd Dam: SPECIAL DARK by Banquet Table. 1 win in USA. Dam of ITAQUERE DOLLARS (c Minstrel Glory: Grande Premio Independencia G3, 2nd Grande Premio Proclamacao da Republica G1), Lovely Minister (f Mane Minister, see above), Che Astaire (c Fred Astaire: 2nd Grande Premio Derby Paulista G1, 3rd Grande Premio Juliano Martins G1) Broodmare Sire: MANE MINISTER. Sire of the dams of 5 Stakes winners. In 2011 - KARA DE BIRIGUI Banking G1, JOGO DE BIRIGUI Romarin G2.
Damascus Confidential Talk Confidentiality BANKING b 97 Pepenador Baldeada Balduina KARA DE BIRIGUI b c 2008 Deputy Minister Mane Minister Lacework LOVELY MINISTER b 97 Banquet Table Special Dark Sawmill Dollars
769 - Grande Premio Henrique de Toledo Lara, G1, Cidade Jardim, September 7, 1800m 1 Desejo Infinito (BRZ) 3 b f Nedawi (GB) - Felicidade-Bela (BRZ) (Notation (USA)) 2 In The Stars (BRZ) 3 b f Romarin (BRZ) - Miss Dance (BRZ) (Dance Bid (USA)) 3 Choreograph (BRZ) 3 b f Sulamani (IRE) - Crazy Jet (BRZ) (Notation (USA))
international database Sire: NEDAWI. Sire of 24 Stakes winners. In 2011 - DESEJO INFINITO Notation G1, MR NEDAWI Cryptoclearance G2, OLYMPIC BERLIN Roi Normand G2, AKA RIGUE Roi Normand G3, PARAPATIBUM Laramie LR, QUE BUENA Trempolino LR. 1st Dam: FELICIDADE-BELA by Notation. Grande Premio Luiz Fernando Cirne Lima G3, 2nd G. P. Francisco Villela de Paula Machado G2. Dam of 1 winner: 2008: DESEJO INFINITO (f Nedawi) Grande Premio Henrique de Toledo Lara G1.
DESEJO INFINITO Nedawi G1.
Blushing Groom Rainbow Quest I Will Follow NEDAWI ch 95 Northern Dancer Wajd Dahlia DESEJO INFINITO b f 2008 Well Decorated Notation No Test FELICIDADE-BELA 2003 Ghadeer Boa E Bela Blue Savanah
2nd Dam: Boa E Bela by Ghadeer. unraced.full Dampage of FELICIDADE-BELA (f 2nd birthday ad:Layout 1 22/06/2011 11:24 Page 1 Notation, see above), FUSILI (f Public 770 - Toohey’s New Golden Rose Purse: Grande Premio Luiz Fernando Stakes, G1, Rosehill, September 10, Cirne Lima G3) 1400m Broodmare Sire: NOTATION. Sire of the dams of 2 Stakes winners. In 2011 -
1 Manawanui (AUS) 3 b g Oratorio
(IRE) - Lady Remlap (AUS) (Filante (NZ)) 2 Smart Missile (AUS) 3 br c Fastnet Rock (AUS) - Comical Smile (USA) (Comic Strip (USA)) 3 Helmet (AUS) 3 ch c Exceed And Excel (AUS) - Accessories (GB) (Singspiel (IRE))
Sire: ORATORIO. Sire of 14 Stakes winners. In 2011 - MANAWANUI Filante G1, LOLLY FOR DOLLY Chester House G2, TORIO’S QUEST Quest For Fame G2, MOURINHO Generous G3, CHERRY COLLECT Hernando LR, KING TORUS Mujadil LR, TIDARA ANGEL Kris S LR.
HOLLYWOODBOULEVARD Street Cry
1st Dam: LADY REMLAP by Filante. 7 wins in Australia. Dam of 2 winners: 2007: LA REMLAP (f Choisir) 3 wins in Australia. 2008: MANAWANUI (g Oratorio) 4 wins in Australia, Toohey’s New Golden Rose S G1, JDC Floors Up And Coming S G3. 2009: (f Choisir)
Broodmare Sire: FILANTE. Sire of the dams of 3 Stakes winners. In 2011 MANAWANUI Oratorio G1, G3, STREETCAR MAGIC Blevic G3.
Danzig Danehill Razyana ORATORIO b 2002 Vaguely Noble Mahrah Montage MANAWANUI b g 2008 Star Way Filante Eau d’Etoile LADY REMLAP ch 2000 Groucho Sourpuss Vain Explorer
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Jimmy George: marketing director Tattersalls How come you ended up at Tattersalls? I joined Tattersalls straight from university with a pretty useless degree and a lot of enthusiasm. I started with the company in 1986 and worked in the bloodstock department doing anything that nobody else wanted to do. It was, and still is, a great place to learn about this business
What do you think you might have done otherwise? Hard to know. I was so keen to get into racing I hadn’t really worked out a plan B, but no doubt I would have drifted into something deeply unfulfilling.
What equine ownership interests do you currently have? Currently I have a leg in two mares, two foals, one yearling in Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale and a three-year-old filly and two-year-old colt, both with Jessie Harrington in Ireland. They are all owned in partnership with Patrick Cooper of BBA Ireland and Bill Oppenheim.
Biggest buzz for you in a sale ring? Magical Romance selling for 4,600,000gns at the 2006 December Sale was electric as was the 2,500,000gns which the Caerleon x Doff The Derby colt foal made in 1997. Both were world records at the time. Personally, it was with a successful pinhook a few years ago with a filly by Diktat, which Patrick Cooper had bought as a foal.
What is the most memorable race you have seen? Best racehorse? I’m going to give myself one Flat and one National Hunt. On the Flat it has to be Dancing Brave’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe win and, over jumps, Dawn Run’s Gold Cup victory. The best horse has to be Frankel.
What are your thoughts on the yearling market so far this year? As good, if not better, than any of us could have hoped for.
How do you see the October yearling and horses in training sales progressing? What are your thoughts on the catalogue? We have an outstanding Book 1 of the October Yearling Sale and we are equally pleased with the quality in Books 2 and 3. We catalogued more yearlings than we expected last year and made a conscious decision to tighten the numbers this year, which we believe will benefit both vendors and purchasers. The Autumn Horses in Training Sale
catalogue will be very similar to recent years with around 1,500 catalogued. It is a unique sale and the diversity of the overseas demand never ceases to amaze.
International buyers were key at the Arqana yearling sale – do you foresee the same influences at the October sale? International interest in the lead up to the October Yearling Sale has been very encouraging. We have visited every continent in the world and more than 30 different countries promoting our sales in the past year. The team works very hard year after year building up contacts and relationships throughout the world and we will expect to have welcomed buyers from between 40 and 50 countries by the end of the Tattersalls sales season.
Will there be less foals catalogued in the December Sale this year? At this stage it looks as if we will catalogue more foals than last year, despite the smaller British and Irish foal crop.
Do you foresee problems over the next few years due to the fall in crop sizes? Unless prices rise considerably, could the declines badly affect sale company income? The bloodstock business is just like any other in that matching supply with demand is vital. The foal crop is falling in order to come into line with demand and that is a necessary process. Sales companies are not in a position to influence the supply, but we will be working hard to ensure that Tattersalls keeps a firm grip on market share.
How can it be ensured that the loss of horses and good mares through sale to the export market is not to the detriment of British racing? I’m not sure it can. We operate in a completely free market where the highest bidder goes home with the spoils. International demand has always been a key feature of all sales at Tattersalls and reflects the quality of the bloodstock we offer. At the moment sterling is very weak and that makes it even more attractive for overseas buyers, but the pendulum will swing back.
Richard Hughes wasn’t very complimentary about the Tattersalls sales races in a recent issue of the Racing Post…. It was slightly bizarre that Richard was so negative about races that are worth so much to owners as well as trainers and jockeys when everyone is crying out for prize-money. The most important point is that there wasn’t
Jimmy George: expects buyers from 50 different countries to visit Tattersalls this autumn
an owner with us on the day who agreed with him and we were delighted that the Hannon team won the £200,000 Tattersalls Millions Median Auction Trophy for owner Andrew Tinkler.
What would be your first recommendations to the new BHA CEO Paul Bittar? To take the time to meet with as many of the different stakeholders in the sport/business before making any assumptions about any particular requirements. It is vital that he understands the complexity of every strand of the racing and breeding industries in order to preside effectively.
How could he begin to go about increasing prizemoney? Primary legislation to plug the offshore betting loophole has to be a priority. It is nothing other than blatant tax evasion and Government needs to address it urgently. For every three horses that leave Britain to be trained elsewhere owing to poor prize-money, a member of stable staff loses a job.
What does racing need to do to encourage more people to go racing and become interested? This question applies to just about every sport, except perhaps football. Engaging racegoers at an early age is very important. Obviously gambling cannot be promoted to children under 18, but encouraging school children and also university students to go racing could be more vigorously promoted.
What would be your advice to a first-time owner? Enjoy racing for what it is. If you are professionally involved in racing and breeding, it is your livelihood, but if you are entering racing as an owner, it is a sport and it should be enjoyed as a sport for as long as you can afford it.