MIND: Contested seven
Group 1 races in the space of six months - never finishing out of the first two.
�One of the soundest, therefore ‘virtuous,’ topclass horses of recent times�
Bill Oppenheim, TDN, 07/01/09.
PEDIGREE: By DANEHILL and a half-brother to European Champion 2YO Filly QUEEN’S LOGIC. Bred on a similar Danehill/ Sharpen Up cross to the exceptional sire DANEHILL DANCER.
£4.95 • ISSUE 17
Deauville and Doncaster get the European
BREATHING: In a championship
race like the Arc, where they go a strong pace, a horse that breathes well will find everything else a lot easier to deal with.
HEART: �We were
Jockey Kieren Fallon,
HORSE & HOUND, 31 DEC 09.
TURN OF FOOT:
Look back over the last 20 years of the Arc and you’ll find that the race is often won by the very final kick. Dylan Thomas was another that came with a sweeping late run.
never beaten as a team…. I will always remember him because he had a huge heart �
He was bred to be a good horse - by a champion stallion out of a mare who has already thrown a top performer in Queen’s Logic - and DYLAN THOMAS fully lived up to expectations…. Add to that fine looks and Danehill’s record as a sire of sires, and you have the perfect credentials for a stallion
FIRST YEARLINGS NOW SELLING AT ALL THE MAJOR SALES!
Thoroughbred Owner & Breeder, Dec 07
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 or Mathieu Alex. Tom Gaffney, David Magnier, Joe Hernon or Cathal Murphy. Tel: 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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STALLIONS FOR 2010 • AD VALOREM • AUSSIE RULES • DANEHILL DANCER • DUKE OF MARMALADE • DYLAN THOMAS • EXCELLENT ART • FASTNET ROCK • FOOTSTEPSINTHESAND • GALILEO • • HIGH CHAPARRAL • HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR • HURRICANE RUN • IVAN DENISOVICH • MASTERCRAFTSMAN • MONTJEU • ORATORIO • PEINTRE CELEBRE • ROCK OF GIBRALTAR • STRATEGIC PRINCE • YEATS •
Reasons to be cheerful Deauville down, DBS was steady: survival without Maktoum big spending Airdrie Stud: creating a legacy for Kentucky Castlebridge Consignment: East meets West Malibu Moon: taking the US by storm In conversation with: John O'Connor
Won a 5f. Maiden first time out at Newmarket’s Craven meeting. Won the 5f. National Stakes-L.R. by 9 lengths. Won the 6f. Mill Reef Stakes-Gr.2 despite spreading a plate. Won the St. James’s Palace Stakes-Gr.1 and runner-up in the Sussex Stakes, the QEII Stakes and the BC Mile as a 3YO.
Excellent Art is well-qualified to � get high-class middle-distance
performers, but he is sure to get his quota of sharp youngsters as well�
Tony Morris, Timeform Statistical Review
• Probably the best 2YO
and the best 3YO by PIVOTAL. His 3 yearlings sold at Deauville realised €102,000, €90,000 and €80,000... and those at Doncaster sold for £75,000, £50,000 etc.
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timeform.com STALLIONS FOR 2010 • AD VALOREM • AUSSIE RULES • DANEHILL DANCER • DUKE OF MARMALADE • DYLAN THOMAS • EXCELLENT ART • FASTNET ROCK • FOOTSTEPSINTHESAND • GALILEO • • HIGH CHAPARRAL • HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR • HURRICANE RUN • IVAN DENISOVICH • MASTERCRAFTSMAN • MONTJEU • ORATORIO • PEINTRE CELEBRE • ROCK OF GIBRALTAR • STRATEGIC PRINCE • YEATS •
THE HOME OF WINNERS SINCE 1948
Won a 5f. Maiden first time out in May - despite being a May foal. Won the 6f. July Stakes-Gr.2 at Newmarket. Won the 7f. Vintage Stakes-Gr.2 at Goodwood, giving 3lbs to Duke of Marmalade. 3rd
Dewhurst Stakes-Gr.1 behind Teofilo and Holy Roman Emperor.
�Strategic Prince proved himself a
high-class two-year-old… Dansili’s career is going to continue in the ascendancy and doubtless some of his many talented sons will in time prove themselves to be good stallions too.�
Thoroughbred Internet, 27/07/10
• The fastest son of DANSILI •
at stud and out of an ownsister to RAMRUMA. Bred on a similar cross to multiple Champion 2YO Sire DANEHILL DANCER. Yearlings at Doncaster sold for £62,000, £52,000, £42,000, £30,000 etc.
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 or Mathieu Alex. Tom Gaffney, David Magnier, Joe Hernon or Cathal Murphy. Tel: 353-25-31966/31689. Kevin Buckley (UK Rep.) 44-7827-795156. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web site: www.coolmore.com All stallions nominated to EBF.
26 6 8
Action on prize-money becomes vital
The First Word
But itâ€™s not British! writes Paul Haigh regarding Arabian racing
Santa Anita reverts to dirt, Paco Boy is to retire to Highclere, Ted Voute is optimistic
18 View from Timeform
The boys review the career of Harbinger and rate Makfiâ€™s performances
26 So fleeting
Frank Mitchell reckons some decent juveniles are emerging on both coasts
46 Why the thoroughbred races?
Liz Price finds out the reasoning behind Qatarâ€™s sponsorship of the Arc
Brian Kavanagh, CEO of Horse Racing Ireland outlines how Irish racing plans to improve its financial situation
62 Castlebridge and beyond
The Castlebridge Consignment talk about their European sales operation 24255_
68 Quietly doing a very good job
Group 1 race ested seven six months s in the space of out of the first- never finishing two.
Elaine Clarke visits Triermore Stud and chats to consignor Sarah Thompson
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72 The legacy of the Bluegrass
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78 Itâ€™s all change at Keeneland
Frank Mitchell chats with US consignors about the formatchanges at Keenelandâ€™s September sale FIRST NOW SELLINYEARLINGS G AT ALL THE MAJOR SAL ES!
STALL IONS FOR 2010
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Contact: Tom Gaffne Coolmore Stud, Fethar y, David Magn d, Co. ier, Joe Herno Tipperary, Ireland. Tel: n or Cathal 353-5 Murphy. Tel: 2-6131298. Fax: 353-5 353-25-319 66/31689. 2-6131382. Christ Kevin Buckl y ey (UK Rep.)Grassick, David Oâ€™Lou ghlin, 44-7827-79 5156. E-mai Eddie Fitzpatrick, Tim l: sales@coolm Corba ore.ie Web llis, Maurice Molon site: www.coolm ey, Gerry Ahern e or Mathi ore.com All stallions nomin eu Alex. ated to EBF.
82 Conspicuous by their absence
The Maktoums have not been buying, but while it was a shock at Deauville, it did not lead to bad news at Donny
90 Over the Malibu Moon
The young sire is doing great things, writes Alan Porter
In a superb Jacques le Marois, Jocelyn de Moubray sees the 2,000 Guineas winner put his name back in lights
118 Racing backgrounds
...John Oâ€™Connor, manager of Ballylinch Stud and president of the ITBA
40 Makfi sets the standard
Group 1 profiles by Alan Porter
56 In conversation with...
36 Things are picking up in the US
96 The Database
Harbingerâ€™s career comes to an end, Midday proves her brilliance at York
Model Queen, dam of Regal Parade
94 Mare of the Month
Redouteâ€™s Choice leads home Encosta in the southern hemisphere siresâ€™ table, writes Darryl Sherer
Examines the reasons for the continued contractions in the US market place
50 The two reign again
22 John Sparkman
Reasons to be che erful
Deauville dow Castlebridg n, DBS was steady e Consignm : ent: East me survival without Ma kto ets West Ma libu Moon: um big spending Aird taking the rie US by storm Stud: creating a leg acy In conversat ion with: Johfor Kentucky n O'C onnor
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Prize-money action even more vital
Thoroughbred breeders and owners are migrating away from racing in Britain
Instead of coming up with new plans to put to government, it is still clinging to the sinking rock that is called the Levy in the hope that in September, once negotiations begin, it will somehow rise phoenix-like to save the sport Staggeringly, both France and Ireland, whose racing industries are both in a far stronger financial situation than Britain but who were worried about (France) and feeling (Ireland) a serious pinch from the declining economy and the loss of funds through the internet bookmakers, have already acted or begun to act. Governments have been lobbied, positions taken and plans made. In Ireland, legislation is planned for the autumn to ensure that all bookmakers contribute in future. What has the British racing industry done? Fairly little. Instead of coming up with new plans to put to government, it is still clinging to the sinking rock that is called the Levy in the hope that in September, once negotiations begin, it will somehow rise like a re-emerging volcanic island to save the sport. It will be the rock that this sport perishes on. Ultimately, if the British prize-money situation is not improved, these brave new investors in British-bred bloodstock will, like the Levy, disappear. Julie Wood has had a fantastic time of things and her Tattersalls Millions victory with Zebedee added yet more to her spending power for this autumn. That is what decent prize-money pots can do – and in times of economic hardships with possible double-dips and VAT hikes on the horizon, even more important. I had two very similar telephone conversations within two days in August. The first was with an Irish lady who has a horse in training in England, the prestige of the sport in Britain encouraging her to send the horse over the water. Unfortunately, the horse is currently disappointing, however she is
e may be looking at a new order in the world of bloodstock. The industry which has for so long been dependent on Maktoum spending may be going to have to stand on its own two feet once more. Is this a bad thing? Yes, if you have a yearling going to the sales this autumn, whom you bred on the premise that it will be attractive to the eyes of John Ferguson. If it isn’t going to be likely to become an industry important horse, then you get the feeling that the Maktoum men aren’t going to invest, and with the still-imposed ban on buying Darley sired stock, Coolmore are not going to breach the gap. It is a worrying time for vendors. But, as the DBS sale has proved, there is still a desire by others, who have perhaps weathered the recent storms in a more secure fashion, to own racehorses. And the apparent lack of activity by the Maktoums has allowed buyers such as Julie Wood and Andrew Tinkler, a little more room for manoeuvre – as well as the many trainers and buyers needing to buy themselves commercial and viable runners. Yes, this bloodstock world can survive to a large extent as is, finding itself based at a new level. But there is one thing that is necessary to ensure longevity and a maintenance of quality – decent prize-money. The only way those for whom funds are ultimately limited (and eventually even the Maktoums have proved it is never a bottomless pit) can continue to ride the ups and downs of horseracing and breeding, is to be able to make some money. And yes they can always sell a good runner and bolster the bank balance in that fashion, but that really is no way to continue to build a strong domestic broodmare band, ensure that colts will stand as stallions in this country or generally improve the quality of racing in Britain, which is what we should all on a business and industry level be striving to do. In this period of change, it is becoming ever more imperative for the racing industry to halt the leakage of funds and stand by its bloodstock cousin – for the family to look after each other.
planning to take the colt back to run in Ireland where, even if he is only successful at a lower level than once hoped, he will still make money for her, cover her training costs and continue to help fund her investment in bloodstock. The other was with a man with around 26 horses on his books – mares, youngsters and horses in training. He now only has a few mares at Newmarket, the majority of his broodmare band having been moved to France where he also has most of his racehorses. He told me that on moving these horses immediately his books started to look a little more healthy – so helping maintain his presence in the sport. So let’s say this man has taken 15 horses in training to France: that means that a trainer’s job, at least three lads’ jobs and a jockey’s role has been lost from England, not to mention all the ancilliary roles that will have been affected: vets, farriers, secretaries, saddlers and more. Do our racing leaders actually understand the urgency with which they need to act? That ordinary people who own thoroughbreds are starting to migrate. You have to hope that a reduction in Maktoum spend this autumn will force the hand of our racing leaders with positive longterm results – who knows some good might actually start to emerge. If the financial problems in Dubai weren’t so fierce, you would almost think that Sheikh Mohammed was holding back from the British sales as a form of protest, in order to take away the prop he had created and force the industry to put itself into a more viable position.
World’s #1 Miler on Dirt in ’07 Dominated the BC Dirt Mile, posting a 119 Beyer Speed Figure and Retired Sound. Winner of the prestigious Met Mile H.-G1 in 2007 “This colt is a fireball. He just dragged me down the stretch.” —Hall of Fame rider Kent Desormeaux after 6 ½-length win in Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile
Look for First Crop Corinthian Yearlings Selling this Year
Power. Passion. Performance. www.gainesway.com
the first word
But it’s not British...!
Jockey Tod Sloan was eventually accepted by the UK racing public and Paul Haigh believes that Arabian racing will be too, so realising Sheikh Hamdan’s determined ambitions for the sport Photography: Gavin James Media
ong ago, when dinosaurs ruled the earth and the primeval swamps which covered the area now Newbury racecourse hadn’t even properly set yet, I used to have a girl friend who was so jaw-droppingly beautiful she would stop traffic and make perfectly ordinary people walk into each other and lamp posts. Obviously the affair was doomed from the start simply because of the disparity in
general appearance, but the reason we bust up was a strange one. She, being foreign, adored garlic. I, not being foreign, regarded it as one of the ghastly things which nature had designed to enable those who have the good fortune not to be foreign to distinguish those suspected of being not quite, well, British. The tragedy of the story is that only a few months later I went on holiday to France, discovered the wonders of proper cooking and have stunk of garlic pretty
solidly ever since. By that time though the wonderful girl had long gone. I offer this bit of unsolicited autobiography not in case there are any logicians out there tearing their hair out or to try and do any generalising from the particular, but simply to illustrate a point. The British – and it is one of our greatest weaknesses – tend not really to approve of anything for ages unless they have thought of it themselves. This is particularly true of sports. Football,
the first word
cricket, rugby, tennis, even badminton, gurning and bog-snorkelling: all fine. American football, Aussie Rules, pelota, basketball, ice hockey, bull fighting and boules: thanks, but no thanks. In the end though, if something seems a very good idea we do eventually come round to it. There is even an example in racing itself. Look at the way jockeys used to ride in the 19th century. Then look at the transformation wrought by the arrival of the American Tod Sloan,
betting slips with their name on the back for a free draw. Wendy wins a mobile phone. Later it’s the turn of Leanne and Victor who entered a Daily Mirror draw, to win a holiday in Dubai and come up with four nights at (gulp) the Burj Al Arab. After Mu’Azzaz wins the second race, His Excellency Mirza Al Sayezz, director of the office of Sheikh Hamdan, presents a £2,000 prize for the best decorative horse and camel – the exhibits stand at the paddock entrance – to the children of St John the Evangelist Infant and Nursery School in Newbury. Someone once described Goodwood (or was it Ascot?) as “a garden party with a race meeting attached”. If there are any other garden parties like this in cash-strapped Britain they are not getting the publicity they deserve. The astounding largesse – no, that should read ‘hospitality’ – continues all afternoon with perhaps the most splendid prize of jewellery going to Best Dressed Lady, Martine Beard from Maerdy in the Rhondda Valley, who will shortly be marrying Dean Wells and who is accompanied by her thrilled parents Kay and Phil. But that should not be allowed to obscure the racing which was at times nothing short of superb, most notably Simon Walker’s ride in the first Group 1, the Emirates NBD Hatta International Stakes, on Nokomys, a horse of doubtful stamina and resolution who more than any other on the day demonstrated the wisdom of Richard Hills’ remark that “Arabian horses have to be kidded along”. Only Lester himself could have kidded Nokomys so cunningly and timed the dive at the line to such perfection. Arabian horses always save something for themselves, sticking their heads in the air when placed under unwelcome pressure, which, along with the fact that they are slow maturing, is perhaps why they stay sound so long and are able to continue to compete effectively often into their teens.
The British – and it is one of our greatest weaknesses – tend not really to approve of anything for ages unless they have thought of it themselves. This is particularly true of sports. www.internationalthoroughbred.net
For Haigh, the best performance of the day came from Nashwan Al Khalidiah, ridden by French champion Arabian jockey Jean-Baptiste Hamel
derided at first as “the monkey on a stick”. This is offered as an encouragement to Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum in case he ever wavers in his determination to try and bring the joys of Arabian racing to the benighted denizens of this sceptic isle. At the moment though that determination seems unflinching, and the Dubai Summer Festival is its evidence. Two days of outstanding thoroughbred racing followed by one exceptional day of the Purebred Arabian variety. What could be a more generous gift than that? But still there are those willing to curl their lips at the third part of that present. Exactly why is one of the mysteries of the national psyche. We know all about the first two days, so let’s deal with them with no more than a passing reference to the fact that the monopolies commission seems finally to have had a word with Richard Hannon about the Weatherby’s Super Sprint as all six of his runners were out of the frame, and concentrate on the Sunday, sometimes described as “the Royal Ascot of Arabian racing”, instead. Last year we had a deluge that didn’t stop people enjoying themselves. This year it was cool, sunny and breezy, the sort of weather that makes locals look up at the sky and say “not a bad day for it” and Arabs think they are really getting their money’s worth on a trip from their baking homelands. Glorious English summer in fact. (Favourite irrelevant joke of the moment: ‘Millett’s Christmas sale: Now is the winter of our discount tents’). There had been rain earlier in the meeting and the ground was just softer than good, but no complaints from anyone, particularly not from the owner/trainer of Jamaahir, game winner of the first under the strength of Alan Munro, who was presented with a diamond-encrusted wrist watch. Or from racegoers who are invited to hand in losing
the first word
Left over from about two centuries ago is the rule that Arabian horses are allowed to compete in the Gold Cup at Ascot, with a weight allowance to reflect the fact that, on average, they travel only about a second a furlong less quickly than the thoroughbred
Then again you often see them being urged along at halfway and still continuing to find all the way to the line. Another indication that they usually have plenty more to give. BHA employee Graham Wallcroft wins a watch in another prize draw; Basingstoke-based customer service officer Diane Disney a three-night holiday at the Jumeirah Beach Resort.
The good-looking Takaamul, winner of the Jebel Ali Racecourse Premier Stakes, trained by Gill Duffield, who also trained the second home Moshahed, as well as the 1-2 in the last race on the card
he international nature of the meeting and of Purebred Arabian racing in general is extraordinary. Horses come from France, Belgium, Germany and every Gulf state. There are Iraqi-breds trained in Sweden and trainer Julian Smart, who came to Arabian racing through “meeting a man in Canada” and afterwards some members of the Abu Dhabi royal family who were studying in California. Smart has recently trained in Qatar and sent out the splendid Jaafer to win the Shadwell Dubai International Stakes from his temporary base with Oliver Sherwood at Lambourn. Alan Munro is another example, the man who rode Generous arrived at Arabian racing’s “Ascot” via Hong Kong and Japan and Hong Kong again. The best performance of the meeting came, to this untutored eye anyway, from Nashwan Al Khalidiah, who was ridden by French champion Arabian jockey Jean-Baptiste Hamel with the sort of favourite’s victory punters dream about in the final Group 1 the Al Hal Zabeel International Stakes. Bouncing out of the gate he had the race won after a furlong. The final 5f were just an invitation for us to witness the elegance of his progress. And all through the day there was this curious but very successful mix of munificence, serious racing and outright frivolity. A word here about the one who loves to refer to himself as “Tommo”, once again
the first word the meeting’s cheerleader and MC. Those of us who always carry an old tie around so we can string ourselves up if we ever get caught with him in a malfunctioning lift have already made up our minds about his sincerity and style of presentation. But we should beware of snobbery because there’s no doubt that for those who can’t stick him at any price there’s at least one who thinks he’s pretty wonderful. It’s been a truism for ages that he’s essentially a game show host (NOT Jeremy Paxman) who missed his vocation, and here he was at his most brilliant (read ‘ghastly’ if you prefer) again compering the prize draws, presiding over the Best Dressed Lady competition, pointing, guffawing and generally jollying up the crowd. (Who was it who said about whom that “At his best he was tolerable, at his worst he was the life and soul of the party”?) You may wonder at some of his utterances: “Oo, it’s a lady....a lady driver!” when the winning ticket for the car came out of the barrel (the car by the way was called an IQ) and “This must be one of the greatest moments in the history of sport” when something only fairly interesting happened. Shall we give him credit for irony? Or just look at his overall form? But if you sneer at “Tommo”, I suppose you have to admit that you are sneering too at the people who like him, and while it might just be permissible to wonder whether they are the sort racing – any kind of racing – actually needs, you also have to admit that makes you a pretty awful snob. Sheikh Hamdan clearly is not a snob, and when someone as rich and generous as he is decides Tommo is the man to host his party that is entirely his own affair. And still the really huge crowds don’t come. Sixteen thousand is an excellent attendance, but not a stupendous one, and with the prizes, the free entry and the high standard of racing one can only wonder why. Is it really because we didn’t think of Purebred Arabian racing ourselves? And how sure can we be that we didn’t, because left over from about two centuries ago is the rule that Arabian horses are allowed to compete in the Gold Cup at Ascot, with a weight allowance to reflect the fact that, on average, they travel only about a second a furlong less quickly than the thoroughbred, who is after all descended from them anyway? One reason for the resistance to Arabian racing may be that the bookmakers don’t like it, perhaps because, unlike the thoroughbred variety, they have not yet thought of a way
of getting it under their complete control. It’s an insult to the intelligence though that these same people, who sneer at any slight variation from the racing norm, have no doubts at all about peddling us punting porn such as casino games, “virtual racing” and the loathsome FOBTs. Their racecourse shops were shut on July 18, and even the Tote only operated half cock. A few plucky renegades, not of course representing the Big Boys, did operate on-course, but you’d probably have needed a peg on your nose before checking the overrounds. Fair enough. Many of those who did come came for the goody bags, the fairground machines that made the kids squeal, and the fun day out. But there is nothing intrinsically wrong with that because some of those will have come away, particularly with five favourites going in, thinking “You
know, this Arabian racing isn’t bad.” I’d recommend it to anybody, simply because it is real racing with perhaps an added dash of extra subtlety provided by the character of the horses. Those who’ve made up their minds in advance that it’s not to their taste and they aren’t budging are blinkered idiots. Tastes change. Let’s hope the Summer Festival organisers never forget that. And if anyone knows the whereabouts of an Egyptian actress called Oula Assem Mohammed, who in her day would have made Cleopatra herself look like the plain girl at the disco, please let her know that, like her, I now think garlic is great. In fact, I’d even go as far as to say it’s indispensable to human civilisation – although now I guess the news will arrive too late.
Abdin Nasralla, manager of the Meydan Hotel, sponsor of the International Stakes won by Mu’azzaz
Santa Anita reverts to dirt
Giving up its attempts to produce a safe synthetic surface, the California track goes back to what it knows; CEO Frank Stronach hopes nothing like it ever happens again
Despite “dirt” Breeders’ Cup races being run successfully on the Santa Anita synthetic surface last autumn, the course is to switch the track back to dirt after continuing drainage problems
AFTER ALL the problems that Santa Anita racetrack has suffered since putting in its synthetic surface in 2006, the racecourse executive has finally admitted defeat and is to return the track to a dirt surface. This decision is despite the California Horse Racing Board having legislated that all California dirt tracks should be switched to synthetic surfaces. Frank Stronach, chairman of MI Developments, the company which owns the track, made the announcement on August 18. “We were mandated to put in synthetics…I never did like it…(but) we learned from it and I hope we never do something like it again,” said Stronach in an 18-minute address before a crowd of around 250. “I’m committed to put in a new dirt track.” It will be a fourth change to the track’s surface since 2007: the dirt track was initially changed to a Cushion Track surface, it then became a hybrid of that surface with Pro Ride after its initial teething troubles, before finally being switched to Pro Ride. The track successfully staged the 2009 renewal of the Breeders’ Cup, with the races formerly on the dirt being staged on the
synthetic track. However, the synthetics meant that Rachel Alexandra stayed away as owner Jess Jackson was unwilling to “risk” her on the surface. The continual problems experienced by the track with its drainage through the past winter – racing had to be cancelled on a number of days through January and February – and with further repair work being required in July, has meant that once the Oak Tree meeting ends on October 31, work will start immediately on restoring the dirt surface. It is estimated by Stronach that the cost will be between $5-6 million, but it is hoped by the course executive that the new surface will be ready for the December 26 meeting. In 2007, the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) ruled that all of the state’s major thoroughbred tracks had to install synthetic surfaces or risk losing their racing dates. However, the board members have significantly changed and are rumoured to be amenable to lifting the synthetic ruling. Stronach’s announcement was greeted by cheers from many in the audience. The new surface may be sourced from
Argentina and a group, including trainers and track materials experts, have been looking internationally for high-grade dirt for the new surface. Stronach, keen to be showing support for the change back to dirt, said that he will send some horses from his extensive stable, now headquartered in the East, to Santa Anita as a gesture of his commitment to the change. However, the troubles at the course run a little deeper than just issues with the surface and Stronach reiterated several points, which he has made at previous CHRB meetings – that he feels it is imperative for racing in California that Santa Anita and Golden Gate Fields succeed and that there needs to be a meeting of the minds of all branches of the industry “to make racing exciting again.” He added that the current system and business model must be changed, especially regarding the allocation of racing dates. “I’m a believer in free enterprise, and history has proven over and over again, if the state runs things, it just doesn’t work,” he said. “We, as management, would like to have the right [to operate at times] to make the most money.”
Arena Leisure prize-money promises given as it reveals 25% profit in 2010 It is interesting how the news machine works. Picking up an early morning read of the Racing Post at the beginning of August, International Thoroughbred was pleased to read that Arena Leisure, the owner of seven racecourses in Britain, is going to maintain prize-money levels at all its racecourses through the rest of the year, despite the Levy cuts on the horizon. The group reported, though, that this support for prize-money can’t be guaranteed to last into 2011. The day progressed and we picked up on a second story concerning Arena, this time on the financial pages of the dailies. The racecourse group announced its interim results for 2010 ending June 30. Profits for the group (before interest and tax) increased by 25 per cent to £2 million as compared with the £1.6 million it made through the same period in 2009. And this was achieved despite the group opening the Lingfield Marriot Hotel on May 20. Is it really that big a deal then for Arena to be supporting its prize-money? A feel-good story sent out for racing daily in the light of the profit figures that the company has produced? A need to show that it is backing racing, even though it is taking £2 million for its shareholders but not giving more back to racing. Or are we being a little overly cynical here? Great that a profit is being made from racing, but shouldn’t the racecourse group be bolstering this sport and its own races in order that it, and racing, can continue to make such sums in the long term? And, particularly in the light of the fact that the second advanced payment received by the group from SIS was £12.5million, relating to the media rights agreement signed on July 22. The bookmakers are not the only ones clinging onto their profits.
Retirement is not on the cards yet The Hills twins, now two of the “older” Flat boys in the European jockeys’ changing room, can not even think about retiring yet – if US jockey Richard Rettele is an example. Rettele, a sprightly 70-year-old, who trains thoroughbreds and rides quarter horses, rode Fearles Fred to win the $15,000 Queen City Dash at River Downs in Ohio, on August 10. Rettele is a Kansas native who began training thoroughbreds in Michigan at Detroit racecourse. His wife Carol trains the quarter horses, who run in the Midwest. Richard Rettele rides work on the thoroughbreds, but regularly rides the quarter horses in races. “Racehorses have been my total living,” said Rettele to River Downs officials. “I started riding quarter horses before they kept records! Right now we’ve got about 50 horses. I only gallop eight or 10 each day; I do have to take it easy somewhat! “I like it; nice horses keep you going, but if not, that road gets awful long. As long as I'm healthy I plan to continue to ride!” Rettele previously rode Fearles Fred’s dam and grand-dam, and won a stakes race on his brother at Mount Pleasant Meadows.
Paco Boy to retire to Highclere Paco Boy, winner of this year’s Lockinge Stakes (G1) as well as the 2009 renewal of the Queen Anne Stakes (G1) and the 2008 Prix de la Foret (G1), is to retire to Highclere Stud at the end of this year’s racing season. He finished second in this year’s renewal of the Queen Anne Stakes behind Goldikova and third in the Prix Jacques le Marois, again behind the filly and the 2,000 Guineas winner Makfi. Trained by Richard Hannon, the Desert Style colt has won four times at Group 2 level, including the Sandown Mile twice. John Warren said: “There was fierce competition for him from a number of established studs and as a grandson of the amazing sire of sires, Green Desert, we count ourselves lucky to be in the position to stand what is one of the toughest, most prolific milers to retire to stud in living memory. “Richard Hannon has said to me, ‘If he produces stock that look like himself, I will be buying as many as I can get my hands on!’ ” With a current Timeform rating of 129, the colt will be the highest rated son of Desert Style to retire to stud. Warren added: “When a trainer or agent goes to the sales, they love buying yearlings by a sire that their owners have heard of and Paco Boy is now a household name. I read an article recently setting out where successful stallions came from: Cadeaux Genereux, Royal Applause and Pivotal are extremely successful sires and it struck me that Paco Boy has won as many Group 1 and 2 races as those three put together.”
Goffs Kempton breeze-up moved back; Tattersalls adds new drugs test Next spring’s Goffs Kempton Ready To Run Sale is to be moved back three weeks from its usual date at the beginning of March after consultation with vendors and purchasers. The two-year-olds in training sale will now
be held on March 29 after the Cheltenham and Dubai racing festivals. Goffs chief executive Henry Beeby said: “We have listened to our vendors and made the decision to push back the Kempton Breeze-Up by three weeks which we believe will allow us to produce an even stronger sale next year. Staging the sale after two of the world’s biggest racing festivals also offers more time and opportunities for promoting the catalogue.” Meanwhile, Tattersalls is to introduce a testing programme for the presence of corticosteroids in yearlings at the sales this autumn. The auction company has contacted sellers
of all yearlings to inform them their horses “will be subject” to testing for the man-made drugs, which closely resemble cortisol, a hormone produced by the adrenal glands and can be used to decrease inflammation. “Corticosteroids were added to the list of prohibited substances following consultation with our vets,” Tattersalls marketing director Jimmy George told the Racing Post. “They advised us that corticosteroids could be used for similar purposes as the non-steroidal anti-inflammatories we already test for.” A post-sale test will cost a yearling purchaser £240 plus VAT and a buyer will be able to return a horse that tests positive.
Bloodstock agent William Huntingdon takes a look at the varied world of racing and bloodstock
St Swithin got the forecast right
good harvest and enable our farmers to take advantage of the current great grain prices. This naturally leads into the stunning victory of the equine Harbinger in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes. Some inkling of his latent brilliance was hinted at in the Hardwicke, a race in which the form has subsequently worked out remarkably well. Still, nothing could have prepared racegoers, and his trainer, for his utterly dominating win in such explosive fashion and in record time. His injury has robbed the racing public and his international owners of a thrilling autumn. It is left now to Fame And Glory and Rip Van Winkle to endorse the already glittering reputation of Sea The Stars in the middle-distance races. Canford Cliffs and Makfi have flown the flag for the sophomore
milers and Midday has emphasised her class and courage in the distaff division after Sariska took no part in the Yorkshire Oaks. Starspangledbanner could not overcome the poor draw and drop back in trip in the Nunthorpe. His 6f form in Australia had always been stronger than his 5f performances and he did win a competitive Group 1 there over a mile. The yearling sale season got off to a reasonable start at Deauville after a shaky first day, and at Doncaster, despite monsoon-like conditions at the start. Sir Robert Ogden took advantage of the absent Maktoum competition at both sales and promises a competitive string of Flat horses. Let us hope his team of advisors, led by Barry Simpson, will be very lucky. Vendors at the next round of sales will be very worried
Too many moderate horses running in low-quality races is not in the best interests of horseracing. It does nothing to improve the breed and the gambling side of the sport should be about intelligent gambling
t Swithin seems to have had a lot more luck in predicting weather patterns than the experts from the various met offices. Jo Blythe, Lucy Kite and Keely Donovan may be easier on the eye, but it would be nice, occasionally, to have accurate forecasting. Further research into the St Swithin legend points to the influence of jet stream patterns which affect our weather. It was a kink in the jet stream which has caused the Pakistan floods and the Russian heatwave. The pattern is generally settled in the middle of July and holds true to the end of August and depending where the jet stream lies will determine our weather for that period – as accurately predicted by St Swithin. Hopefully, the sun has returned and will be the harbinger of a
UK crime prevention system revealed for equine world After two years in development, the UK National Equestrian Crime Database (NECD) has launched what it calls “the most advanced equestrian crime prevention” system. The NECD aims to deter criminals by ensuring stolen equestrian items are almost impossible to sell on, while also enabling information regarding criminal activity to be easily and quickly shared throughout the equestrian community, and amongst police, ports, auction houses and insurance companies on a nationwide basis. The system revolves around a number of free crime prevention services including
‘NECD Checkit’ and ‘Textit’, which enables anyone, anywhere in the world, to check an item’s status using internet or text message. The NECD Checkit search functionality provides further international visibility and traceability for stolen items. Nationwide and local crime reports and crime hot spots are freely viewable on the news ticker on the NECD home page. For an annual fee of £35, horse owners will be able to register all their equestrian items including horse, tack, trailer, tractors – anything equestrian, regardless of value, together with photographic images. NECD uniquely recognises and uses all
identifying alphanumeric marks, serial numbers, letters, postcodes, chassis numbers, horse passports, brands, and microchips for everything registered. NECD uses existing crime prevention marks such as brandings and microchips, and can also generate unique IDs for items, which have no marks such as bridles and saddles. Members can report criminal activity or theft to the equestrian community by generating and receiving criminal activity alerts using SMS and email, while, for the first time, police forces will be able to track and recover stolen NECD items nationwide.
Hunting around whether the depth of buyers will be available. At the top end there will be considerable concern if Godolphin, Shadwell and Rabbah continue to stay away. Present and forthcoming levels of British prize-money are no great incentive for new owners. However, the cutback in the number of races is no bad thing in the long run. Too many moderate horses running in low-quality races is not in the best interests of horseracing. It does nothing to improve the breed and the gambling side of the sport should be about intelligent gambling, not betting on the equivalent of pokie machines. Much of Emma Balding’s and my own August was taken up with the gradual fading and eventual death of our mother, Priscilla Hastings. She passed away peacefully and in her own bed at the age of 90 on August 12. It was the same day as her great-grandnephew and Peter and Camilla Halifax’s first grandson was born. Her black and yellow colours
were also carried into third place at Newbury the next day by Cool Strike. Her own mother died when she was seven and she was widowed at 44, and so became the matriarch of a racing clan. McCoy, her black labrador, was beside her when she died and she had many visitors the day before. She knew, which Emma and I did not, exactly how many winners Andrew had trained until that day. Gerry Blum, the retired Newmarket trainer, has amusing memories of looking after her first racehorses. Her gelding Solway used to walk for a 100 yards on his hind legs on Newmarket Heath and Neapolitan was the first good horse she owned. One day my mother went into Stanley House yard and opened her handbag. Gerry was expecting a white fiver, but instead only got a photograph of Neapolitan. But, as he said, the photo lasted longer than the fiver would have done! Her most spectacular and memorable winner was
Right up until her death in August, Priscilla Hastings, aged 90, knew exactly how many winners her grandson, William’s nephew, Andrew Balding had trained
Taxidermist ridden to victory by John Lawrence (now Oaksey)
up the hill at Cheltenham in the Hennessy in 1958.
Well-named FUN AFFAIR
Distorted Humor-Caressing Trainer: J. Gosden Owner: Princess Haya Breeder: Hermitage Farm Sale: Keeneland September Sale to Blandford Bloodstock from Hermitage Farm for $625,000
With Approval-Alter Ego Trainer: Mrs A.Duffield Owner: Miss K. Rausing Breeder: Miss K. Rausing
What a coincidence Almost 140 years to the day since the birth of the famous French composer, Claude Debussy, his namesake, the Irish-bred four-year-old colt Debussy, won the Arlington Million Stakes (G1). To make the co-incidence even stranger, Éclair De Lune, winner of the Beverly D. Stakes (G1) on the same card, is named after one of Debussy’s most famous works, Clair de Lune. Éclair De Lune is owned by Arlington Park chairman Richard L. Duchossois. The Beverley D. Stakes is named after, and run in honour, of his late wife. “Winning this race means more to me than winning the Kentucky Derby,” said the 88-yearold Duchossois when accepting the trophy from his children and grandchildren. 16
Leading Darley sire Singspiel put down The 1997 Dubai World Cup winner and leading Darley-based sire Singspiel was put down in July due to the effects of laminitis. He was 18 and had been suffering fertility issues through this spring. His last crop are foals of 2010. Trained by Sir Michael Stoute, Singspiel ran 29 times, won nine races and earned over £2 million in prize-money. His first Group 1 performances came when second as a three-year-old in the Grand Prix de Paris and the Eclipse Stakes, however he did not win a first Group 1 until a year later when taking the Canadian International. From then, he finished second in the Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) to Pilsudski, won the Japan Cup (G1), the Dubai World Cup then just a Listed event, the Coronation Cup (G1), finished fourth in the King George and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (G1) behind Swain before finishing his career with victory in the International Stakes (G1) at York. He was bred by Sheikh Mohammed and was by In The Wings, one of the first stallions to stand under the Darley banner. He was out of the champion Canadian mare Glorious Song and was a halfbrother to leading sire Rahy.
Singspiel: the Dubai World Cup winner was sire of a Dubai World Cup winner
His best offspring include the multiple Group 1 winner Dar Re Mi, the Dubai World Cup winner Moon Ballad, Hibaayeb, winner of the Fillies’ Mile, Prix de Diane winner Confidential Lady as well as Asakusa Den’En, who took the Yasuda Kinen. In total Singspiel has got 35 Group race winners to date, 12 of which have been successful at Group 1 level. John Ferguson, Sheikh Mohammed’s bloodstock advisor said: “Singspiel has been a huge part of Sheikh Mohammed and Darley’s breeding and racing operation for many years. He was bred by Sheikh
Mohammed, and, as a racehorse, he covered every continent. The highlight was his win in the Dubai World Cup. “He then went on to great things at stud where he sired Moon Ballad from his first crop to also win the Dubai World Cup. “He was an outstandingly tough racehorse who was able to pass it on to many of his progeny who performed around the world. He has been admired and supported industry-wide in Australia, Europe, Japan and the US where he has produced racehorses of the highest calibre.”
Gloria De Campeao retires to stud after tendon injury Gloria de Campeao, who won the world’s richest-ever race, the £3.7 million Dubai World Cup (G1), has been retired from racing after suffering a tendon injury. He was being prepared by trainer Pascal Bary for the Cox Plate. “The horse has a slight, minor injury in one of his legs and will be sidelined for at least three or four months,” said Patrick
Barbe, racing advisor to owner Stefan Friborg. “Mr Friborg is concerned about the well-being of the horse. We are looking at a good home for him and are considering a few offers.” The horse, a Brazilianbred colt by Argentinebased stallion Impression, won nine races from 25 starts and nearly £6 million in prize-money earnings. He ran three
times in the Dubai World Cup. A second in the 2009 Dubai World Cup behind Well Armed was followed by victory in the Singapore International Cup (G1) before he finished downthe-field in the Arlington Million. Returning to Dubai for this winter, Gloria De Campeao won the Maktoum Challenge Rd1, finished second in the
Maktoum Challenge Rd3 before winning the Duai World Cup at the third time of asking. He beat Lizard’s Desire by a nose, although Mick de Kock’s runner got his revenge over the World Cup winner next time out in the Singapore International Cup, a last start for the Pascal Barytrained runner. No stud decisions have yet been made.
Dreams come true for Eric Lhermite
Vision d’Etat: wins at Royal Ascot
Eric Lhermite of Haras de Grandcamp mentioned in his interview with International Thoroughbred in August 2009 that he would “certainly love to stand Vision d’Etat here”. The stud owner has got his wish as it has been announced that the son of Chichicastenango is to retire to his Normandy farm at the end of this season. Lhermite sold the four-time Group 1 winner as a yearling at the Arqana December Sales in 2006 for €39,000 to trainer Eric Libaud. The colt won his first six starts as a two and three-year-
No doubts... ’
...for leading sales consignor Ted Voute, who voices his opinion on all things bloodstock and sales-related
o far we have had two major European sales: the Arqana August and the Doncaster re-branded Premier Sale. Everybody was prepared to blame the hard winter for the lack of star yearlings, but, surprisingly, no excuses where needed. Instead we saw a resilient market at both sales with new leading buyers from Yorkshire, Russia and Turkey. Although Sheikh Hamdan was not present at either of the two sales and that along with a reduced spend from other Middle Eastern-based interests resulting in a void of Є7,500,000. Sheikh Mohammed, through John Ferguson Bloodstock, bought a few, but just in the same way that Coolmore supports the market. Every vendor must be hopeful that at least at Tattersalls both Sheikh Hamdan and Sheikh Mohammed will be present and will enjoy attending the sales themselves to buy yearlings that they have seen, otherwise we will be entering a new era. But in racing when one door closes or is closing another opens and though the Maktoum family may be cutting down on their expenditure in order to concentrate on racing their own home-breds it does not mean by a long chalk that
old, including the Prix du Jockey Club and the Prix Niel (G2). His first defeat came when fifth in Zarkava’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. In 2009, he won the Prix Ganay (G1) before winning the Prince of Wales’s Stakes (G1). After down-the-field runs through his autumn campaign, Vision d’Etat travelled to Hong Kong for the Hong Kong Cup (G1). There he collected over £1 million in prize-money under Olivier Peslier when beating Collection. The horse has run twice
this year – when behind in the Dubai World Cup before bouncing back to success in last month’s Prix Gontaut-Biron (G3) at Deauville. “I am absolutely delighted to be standing Vision D’Etat, it had been something I had been dreaming about for a long time and I can’t believe it has come true,” said Lhermite. “There is no other horse retiring to stud in France this year that has won that many Group 1s, and it is a great thing for French breeding that he stays here thanks to his owners.”
Much to be positive about this autumn
their financial involvement is lost to British racing. In addition, opportunity presents itself when market forces change and many new or expanded investors will get the chance to buy, maybe not those top Shamardals or Dubawis, but those horses beneath. This has already happened for the Coolmore stallions and Tony Nerses of the Authorized team and Sir Robert Ogden have often picked up what Demi O’Byrne and his team don’t buy. Ever an optimist, this autumn’s European sale season has a lot going for it as the right people for the market place have won their fair share of races – Highclere Thoroughbreds have had an exceptional year and according to their brochure are looking for yearlings for several syndicates – if they can’t be filled, then we are all in trouble! Julie Wood keeps winning sales races and looks to be having a lot of fun – as an aside, I don’t think Richard Hannon hasn’t got a bad two-year-old this season. Trainer Richard Fahey is on fire and it is good to see decent success for the north, while Mr and Mrs Hay are starting to see results from their purchases. So in lots of ways success has come in time for this autumn’s yearling sales for the 100,000gns and below yearling. As always the ones at the top are rare and really are only for the few big money
buyers, while those at the bottom are no longer wanted. Consignors and commercial breeders never quite know what they have got until they start selling, see what the competition is and the how the market is performing – but although there is always plenty to worry about, there is plenty to look forward to as well. The hottest topic on each of the sales grounds is the introduction of testing for Dexamethasone, betamethasone, triamcinolone acetonide, triamcinolone, methylprednisolone or Corticos at Tattersalls. This, together with testing for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as bute, will give vendors a tricky time reducing the odd bump or a case of hives ahead of sales and little alternatives are left other than cold hosing or an announcement from the rostrum. By the time you read this, prior to Tattersalls Book 1, two withdrawal times will have passed and only good old-fashioned treatments will be able to be used without announcement. For some reason this has raised its head now, even though this was discussed at industry level at the Tattersalls Liaison meeting but was never reported back to us from the organisations that represent us.
Is Makfi really a new Sea The Stars?
view from timeform
“ Harbinger gets a 140 rating after the King George, but are Makfi’s victories as good as they have looked,
ask the boys from Timeform
This colt is the new Sea The Stars.” Jockey Christophe Soumillon was not talking about Harbinger but about Makfi after winning the Prix Jacques le Marois on the three-year-old who is becoming noted for causing upsets. Makfi’s performances in the 2,000 Guineas, which he won at 33-1, and in the Prix Jacques le Marois look remarkable at first glance – at least on paper. He gave a 3lb beating to Dick Turpin and a 5lb beating to Canford Cliffs at Newmarket, both of whom went on to win Group 1s. The first three may be said to have “franked” the form of the 2,000 Guineas in that they all have higher ratings now than they had straight after Newmarket. However, Timeform has not so far raised its original assessment of the race from “well up to standard” to “vintage”. To do so would be to ignore the subsequent performances of those who finished close behind – 4l covered the first eight who have, by contrast, done nothing to suggest that the Guineas form should be rated more highly. In the Prix Jacques le Marois, regarded beforehand as a two-horse race between the five-year-olds Goldikova and Paco Boy, Makfi gave a 10lb beating to Goldikova and an 8lb beating to Paco Boy. The rest were well strung out. A literal interpretation of that result – Goldikova and Paco Boy replicated their Queen Anne running to the pound – would indeed give Makfi a Timeform rating in the high 130s, somewhere near the 140 achieved by Sea The Stars. The Jacques le Marois, however, illustrates the wisdom in the handicapping adage that “you should rate horses on races, not races on horses”. This is done at Timeform through race standardisation, using the general level of form of past runnings of a race, or similar races, as a guide. Adjusting for the weights carried, the distances between the horses, the overall race times and the size of the fields, the historical race standards produced by Timeform always play a major part in assessing a race like the Jacques le Marois, which, by definition, attracts a similar type of horse year in, year out. Taking the standards into account, coupled with the history of Goldikova who has yet to win any race on going softer than good to soft and the impression that Paco Boy didn’t quite see things out on the very soft going, Makfi has been given a Timeform rating of
132, 8lb above the rating he achieved when winning the 2,000 Guineas. He was found to have an inflamed throat when managing only seventh in the St James’s Palace in between. As the Jacques le Marois illustrates, assessing a racehorse’s merit is not so straightforward a matter as perhaps ideally it should be. It is not an exact science; opinion as well as fact is involved. Which brings us to Harbinger’s demolition of five rivals in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, his record 11l winning margin over the Irish Derby winner Cape Blanco rated 125 after The Curragh translating to a 20lb beating. Timeform’s historical race standards indicated that it would be unusual for the rating of the latest King George winner to fall outside the range of 135 to 144 – which arguably gives plenty of scope for “opinion”. Time analysis is another important aid to form study. Analysis of overall times has been used by Timeform down the years, the computations involving sophisticated reference to a vast pool of data. The computer timefigure for Harbinger in the King George was 1.38 fast, the fastest recorded in a middle-distance race in Britain since Generous recorded 1.41 fast in the 1991 King George. Harbinger’s figure equates to a timerating of 135, the independent evidence of the clock providing confirmation that Harbinger’s King George win was, indeed, a performance right out of the top drawer. The wind was light on the day and the going over the three-day meeting uniform, which reduced the complications
Leading older horses in europe Harbinger Fame And Glory Goldikova Rip Van Winkle Paco Boy Twice Over Starspangledbanner Byword Equiano Manifest Vision d’Etat Age of Aquarius Allybar Lizard’s Desire Midday
140 133 133 132 130 129 128 127 127 127 127 126 126 126 126
view from timeform
The Timeform computer timefigure for Harbinger in the King George was 1.38 fast, the fastest recorded in a middle distance race in Britain since Generous recorded 1.41 fast in the 1991 King George
involved in arriving at a reliable timefigure. Authoritative sectional time analysis is another useful tool, which sometimes sheds further light on a performance. The Ascot sectionals made interesting reading, pointing to the horses behind the keeping-on Harbinger, for whom the race developed perfectly, fading relatively quickly in the closing stages, possibly exaggerating the winning distance. The Timeform rating of Harbinger – 140, the same as that achieved by Sea The Stars – does not have the beaten horses in the King George running to their best, which the sectional analysis suggests is correct. The rating looks reliable, though it would have been better to have had a bigger field, especially as one of the six, the Derby winner Workforce badly underperformed and another was used as a pacemaker. As with all Timeform ratings, Harbinger’s is subject to end-of-season revision before its historical significance is finally unveiled in the Timeform Racehorses Annual. But, make no mistake, there is very little reason to doubt that his King George performance was truly exceptional, surpassing – on form – that of Generous whose King George win was rated at the time at 136+. Generous earned an Annual rating of 139. Unfortunately, it didn’t take long for hopes to be dashed that Harbinger’s outstanding display might be just the first in a series from a horse only now reaching the height of his powers – he had been no better than smart as a three-year-old. An injury sustained on the gallops in August led to Harbinger’s enforced retirement, which leaves his King George display open to being regarded by posterity
as a one-off performance that might have exaggerated his merit. That would be a shame.
arbinger’s reputation was certainly sky-high straight after the King George. He became the world’s top-rated horse overnight having gone into the race not even acknowledged as the best horse in his own stable. Some transformation! In Harbinger’s absence, Rip Van Winkle started favourite for the International at York and, stepping up in trip, repeated the form of his close second to Canford Cliffs in the Sussex Stakes to collar the Khalid Abdullahowned pair Twice Over and Byword, with Dick Turpin, Harbinger wins the King George
NUMBER 1 BY NATION Australia Australia} Canada France Germany GB HK IRE Italy Japan UAE USA
} 127 127 a122 133 124 140 130 133 124 125 a126 }
who is probably best at a mile, only fifth. Ballydoyle’s top older horses seem to have had their training geared more towards the second half of the season and Fame And Glory – now rated ahead of Rip Van Winkle – didn’t need to be at his best in the Royal Whip Stakes at The Curragh after being given a mid-summer break with the Irish Champion and the Arc in mind. The Yorkshire Oaks featured a fourth clash between Sariska and Midday whose three previous meetings illustrated in one way or another the vagaries of handicapping. Sariska beat Midday by a head in the Oaks, then by 8l on heavy going in the Irish Oaks, while, when the pair met earlier this season, Sariska beat Midday by a length and three quarters in the Middleton Stakes at York,
Leading older horses in THE USA All Silent Whobegotyou Careless Jewel Goldikova Wiener Walzer Harbinger Sacred Kingdom Fame And Glory Jakkalberry Nakayama Festa Allybar a131
G Begg M Kavanagh J Carroll F Head J Hirschberger Sir Michael Stoute P F Yiu A P O’Brien E Botti Y Ninomiya M Al Zarooni Quality Road
Eskendereya Super Saver Ice Box Sidney’s Candy Blind Luck Drosselmeyer Lookin At Lucky Evening Jewel First Dude Fly Down Paddy O’Prado Jackson Bend
127 124 123 123 121 121 121 120 120 120 120 119
view from timeform Leading three-year-olds in europe Canford Cliffs Makfi Workforce Rewilding St Nicholas Abbey Cape Blanco Lope de Vega Sole Power Dick Turpin Behkabad Midas Touch Planteur Beethoven Music Show Sarafina Hearts of Fire Jan Vermeer Joanna Sea Lord Shakespearean Snow Fairy Society Rock
133 132 131 127p 126 125 125 125 124 123 123 122 121+ 121 120p 120 120 120 120 120 120 120
Leading three-year-olds in THE USA Lookin At Lucky Eskendereya Sidney’s Candy Blind Luck Drosselmeyer Smiling Tiger Super Saver Devil May Care Evening Jewel First Dude Fly Down Paddy O’Prado Franny Freud Ice Box Jackson Bend A Little Warm Champagne d’Oro Game On Dude Harmonious Miner’s Reserve Stately Victor Yawanna Twist
127+ 127 123 121 121 121 121 120 120 120 120 120 119 119 119 118 118 118 118 118 118 118
though Midday was conceding 5lb which made her the best horse at the weights. Midday didn’t have to beat Sariska as such in the Yorkshire Oaks as her old rival refused to race, which was something a half-sister had done at the same age in the Park Hill. But Midday still recorded the best performance of her career to beat the dual Oaks-winning three-year-old Snow Fairy by 3l. Midday is destined for the Breeders’ Cup meeting, also the aim of America’s
top racemare Zenyatta. All being well, she will then go on to try to add a second Breeders’ Cup Classic, while Midday’s target is the Filly & Mare Turf. Hungarian sprinter Overdose took his unbeaten run 14 in a Listed race at Budapest, showing himself back to his best on only his second run after a 15-month layoff with a serious foot injury. Unfortunately, he was subsequently beaten in the Group 2 sprint in Germany.
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“If my wife can’t have that summer house she wants in Maine, I certainly can’t have another racehorse!” That thought process, along with reduced Maktoum and Coolmore spending and lower European involvement in US-bred horses, are just some of the reasons John Sparkman believes are behind the continuing contractions in the US bloodstock market
n 2007 the North American bloodstock market was valued at $1.2 billion, virtually level with the all-time record year of 2006. The European market surpassed $700 million and if one adds in the Japanese public market that was worth over $100 million, the northern hemisphere public auction market fetched more than $2 billion. With the bellwether North American auction year heading for a total that could fall well short of $500 million this year, it is unlikely that the total northern hemisphere market will even reach $1 billion in 2010. The world has changed since 2007. Most notably, the global financial meltdown of October 2008 and the deep worldwide recession that followed has greatly reduced both the amount of money buyers have and their confidence in spending it on horses. Although wealthy thoroughbred owners in general may have fared better in most corners of the global recession than the middle class, there can be no doubt that some of the most
important thoroughbred buyers have suffered as well. Dubai's widely publicised debt crisis in 2009 may not have had an immediate, noticeable effect on the spending of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum or his brother Sheikh Hamdan, but both appear to be taking a rather more subdued approach so far in 2010. In 2007, the Maktoum brothers spent more than $65 million for yearlings alone at public auction. It seems more likely that the figure will be a third of that in 2010. Similarly, the Coolmore Stud conglomerate has greatly reduced its spending, especially in the US. In 2007, Demi O’Byrne signed for 54 horses at major northern hemisphere auctions totaling $45 million. In 2009, the peripatetic Irishman bought just 25 horses for $12 million, most of them in Europe. Both in the US market and on American racetracks, the Maktoums and Coolmore have been going in opposite directions. In 2007, Rags To Riches won the Belmont Stakes (G1) in Michael Tabor’s colours
and earned champion three-year-old filly honours, but Coolmore has not really fielded a viable candidate for year-end honours in the US since then, and their activity in the auction ring has steadily faded. Coolmore’s most prominent American runners since 2007 have been the Grade 2 winners Munnings and Circular Quay and the 2009 Belmont second Dunkirk. All of Coolmore’s Breeders’ Cup runners in the last two years, including 2009 Marathon winner Man Of Iron, have been trained at Ballydoyle. By contrast, the Maktoum brothers, particularly Sheikh Mohammed, have vastly increased their participation in US racing and they have been rewarded with a US-trained Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) winner and champion two-year-old colt Midshipman and Breeders’ Cup placers Justenuffhumor, Diabolical, Coronet Of A Baron, Cocoa Beach and Music Note, in addition to the Britishtrained winners Raven’s Pass, Vale Of York, and Donativum in the last two years. In addition, Sheikh Mohammed has also won American Grade 1s with the US-trained Gayego, Pyro, Seventh Street, Little Belle, and Vineyard Haven, in addition to the Breeders’ Cup placers. Not surprisingly as O’Byrne’s name has slipped down the buyers’ list, John Ferguson’s has remained firmly at the top for the last three years, and after Ferguson once again topped the buyers’ list at Saratoga last month, that looks unlikely to change this year. Ferguson made it clear at Saratoga that he takes seriously Sheikh Mohammed’s unique position in the marketplace. Early in the
Keeneland format change in response to smaller Book 1 catalogue and foal crops
Ferguson is likely to be walking that same tightrope between buying the horses his principal wants and not scaring off other buyers at the upcoming Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Like virtually every other sale in the US this year, Keeneland, while it remains easily the world’s largest yearling sale, is shrinking. Keeneland catalogued 5,553 horses for its 2007 September Sale, but, three years
In 2007, the Maktoum brothers spent more than $65 million for yearlings alone at public auction. It seems more likely that the figure will be a third of that in 2010 perceived quality of the yearlings declining book by book over the remainder of the two-week sale. Consignors and buyers alike have became accustomed to the patterns that have evolved and sellers particularly astute at holding back well-made horses and placing
Saratoga sale, Ferguson found himself in the rare position of underbidder on a Rock Hard Ten colt. When an observer complimented him on letting others buy nice horses, he said simply: “This sale has to succeed.”
widely regarded as too expensive by many US buyers, who did not bother to arrive until the third day, which is why many consignors preferred to sell later in the week. Keeneland has responded by reducing the number of horses offered on each of the first Bloodstock advisor John Ferguson (left) with Sheikh Mohammed and trainer Saeed bIn Surroor in the background. Spending in the northern hemisphere by the team is expected to continue to be dramatically reduced this autumn in the light of continuing problems with the Dubai economy Photo: z/fasig tipton
on, that number has declined 12.5 per cent to 4,857. That drop in numbers is mostly a reflection of the shrinking US foal crop, which has fallen from 34,873 in 2006 to 31,727 last year, a nine per cent decline. The US Jockey Club has recently forecast a foal crop of around 27,000 for 2011. Those 4,857 horses will be sold in a dramatically reformatted sale this year. Since 1989, Keeneland had selected what its executive judged to be the best combinations of pedigree and conformation to be sold on the first two days of the sale, with the
them on days later in the first week when they judged the horses which would attract the most attention. Over the last five years or so, the numbers catalogued for the first two days of the sale have declined steadily, partly as a result of consignor preferences and partly as a result of the undeniable fact that US commercial breeders now have fewer horses with “select sale” pedigrees to offer after selling so many of their best-bred fillies to foreign buyers over the previous 30 years. Also the first two days of the sale were
two days to about 100, and switching those small, boutique sessions to an evening start in an effort to return some of the glamour of the much-lamented Keeneland July sale to the auction scene. The next four days of the sale, catalogued in one gigantic book, will include some 1,300 horses who will be sold alphabetically by dam. “I do like the smaller Book 1 format because let’s face it that is a boutique market,” says Meg Levy, whose Bluewater Sales will offer four horses in Book 1. “There are only so many horses with top sires and physicals, but
john sparkman I don’t know if the evening sessions will be a help. We live in a different sort of society now [than in the 1970s and 1980s]. Most people are professionals now who just want to do their work; I understand the idea of adding some glamour and buzz, but we’ll see how it works out. “The extension of Book 2 I think is great because there are a lot of horses out there that are better than the quality perceived because of the number of the book. There are horses in Book 2 or 3 who will be better racehorses than those in Book 1, so it’s a matter of perceived quality. We like the idea of having buyers stay a little later because they know there will be good horses coming. “It’s all an experiment for us, but somebody had to do something and I feel Keeneland is really trying to change things. I know it’s like when a turtle moves an inch, but at least they are trying to do something.”
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Obviously, Keeneland hopes the format change may at least moderate the declines they know are coming. But, in addition to the drop in number of horses sold, Keeneland’s position as the one sale every major international buyer feels they must attend has been eroded over the last few years. One reason for that can be found on the catalogue pages themselves. In the 1990s, yearlings by sires like Blushing Groom, Danzig, Gone West, Lyphard, Mr. Prospector, Nureyev, Riverman, and Storm Cat, all of whom regularly sired high-class winners in Europe, made a visit to Keeneland in September a necessity for any serious international buyer. The last yearlings by Blushing Groom were sold in 1992, Lyphard in 1997, Riverman in 1998, Mr. Prospector in 2001, Nureyev in 2003 and Danzig in 2006. Storm Cat’s last full crop appeared last year and Gone West’s final hostages to fortune pass through the ring this year. Those catalogues were chock full of yearlings sired by stallions that European buyers knew could sire Group 1 winners under European conditions. There are still yearlings by horses with similar credentials at Keeneland, but they are definitely thinner on the ground. As shown in the accompanying chart, 73 yearlings (34.6 per cent of the catalogue) by 11 different sires are catalogued in Keeneland’s Book 1. These sires have already sired at least one European Group 1 winner, but, of those,
Keeneland Book 1 sires with European Group 1 winners Sire
Nos cataloged Group 1 winners
Arch 1 Les Arcs Dynaformer 8 Rainbow View, Lucarno, Wiener Walzer El Prado 2 Spanish Moon Elusive Quality 5 Raven's Pass, Elusive City Giant's Causeway 21 Shamardal, Ghanaati, Intense Focus, Maids Causeway, Footstepsinthesand, Rite of Passage Gone West 2 Zafonic Kingmambo 1 El Condor Pasa, Divine Proportions, Russian Rhythm, Henrythenavigator, Rule of Law, Virginia Waters, Okawango, Alkaased, Campanologist, Light Shift, Malhub, Dubai Destination, Thewayyouare, King's Best, Bluemamba Medaglia D'Oro 5 Passion for Gold Mr. Greeley 12 Finsceal Beo, Saoirse Abu, Reel Buddy Speightstown 1 Lord Shanakill Storm Cat 2 Giant's Causeway, Hold That Tiger, Aljabr, One Cool Cat, Black Minnaloushe, Denebola, Mistle Cat, Nebraska Tornado, Sophisticat, Street Cry 13 Majestic Roi
the most prolific, Kingmambo and Storm Cat, have only three yearlings between them, though the next most prolific, Storm Cat’s son Giant’s Causeway, has 21. This is not to say that there are no other sires in the Keeneland catalogue that have proven themselves capable of siring highclass European runners. Distorted Humor can boast the current 2,000 Guineas favourite for 2011, the Group 2 Futurity Stakes winner Pathfork. Empire Maker has got the 2009 Prix de la Nonette G3 winner Charity Belle and 2010 Listed Swettenham Stakes winner and Ribblesdale Stakes G2 fourth Principal Role. Rock Hard Ten’s first crop includes Sweet Solera (G3) winner Long Lashes, while Smart Strike’s voluminous record includes the hardy Tungsten Strike, the good fillies Denomination and Saranac Lake, and last year’s Prix du Cabourg (G3) winner Zanzibari. Keeneland has not gone down the same route as Fasig-Tipton has at Saratoga, however, in attempting to lure European buyers. Over the last two years the Saratoga catalogue has included five yearlings by European-based sires, but the experiment has yet to pay dividends. One of those horses, a stunning colt conceived by Australian champion sire Encosta De Lago in a shuttle season at Coolmore, was listed as sold for $500,000 in 2009, but he recently
made his debut at Del Mar for his breeder Charles Fipke under the name of Lagoon Of Diamonds. The relative paucity of yearlings by sires with European credibility certainly has played a part in Coolmore’s apparent disenchantment with the US sales scene, but their representatives have also expressed concern over the prevalence of race-day medications in US racing. Virtually all US horses race on Lasix and/ or butazolidin, leading to uncertainty in the minds of European buyers as to whether their offspring might prove sound enough for racing without such aids. Still, the biggest negative factor the US sales scene must overcome this year remains the recession. American buyers simply do not have as much money to spend on a luxury item such as racehorses as they did four years ago, nor the confidence to spend what discretionary cash remains available. As one now former buyer told the author, while insisting for some reason on anonymity, “If my wife can’t have that summer house she wants in Maine, I certainly can’t have another racehorse!” John P. Sparkman is bloodstock editor of Thoroughbred Times. His e-mail address is email@example.com. More of his work can be viewed at http://pedigreecurmudgeon.blogspot.
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So fleeting Since the last issue of International Thoroughbred, Harbinger became the “highest rated racehorse in the world” after King George success. But just three weeks later injury ended his career ahead of a tilt at the International Stakes. The racing world moves on and victory at York went to Rip Van Winkle, while Midday confirmed herself the queen as Sariska disgraced herself by refusing to start. Sir Michael Stoute (left) celebrates Harbinger’s King George 11l victory (below). Sadly, the Group 1 proved to be the horse’s last ever race
With such a variety of top colts hailing from different sire lines winning at the highest level this year it will be interesting to see as the autumn progresses how many more “grandsons” will be retired been announced that the son of Tagula is to join the Coolmore stallion roster at the end of his four-year-old career, while his stablemate Paco Boy is to join the Highclere Stud band. Unfortunately, Paco found two too good for him at Deauville in the Prix du Haras de Fresnay-Le-Buffard (G1), coming home behind Makfi and Goldikova, his conqueror in the Queen Anne Stakes (G1) at Royal Ascot. However, the son of Desert Style keeps on producing form up with the best – his last eight runs have been at Group 1 level and he has never finished out of the first four.
t was a month for the Hs: Hughes, Hannon, Highclere, Harbinger and a hundred to one shots. It was also a month of future and then shattered dreams, as well as of Oasis Dreams. The Goodwood July meeting was dominated by the Richard Hannon team from East Everleigh, which produced no less than five winners, including Canford Cliffs, who took the Sussex Stakes, alongside four exciting juvenile winners. The Cliffs has maintained his consistency and form at the top level in a remarkable fashion this season, and truly is now worthy of Richard Hannon’s title as “the best I have ever trained”. The Sussex Stakes form was reinforced at York with Rip Van Winkle’s victory in the International Stakes, although Ballydoyle has given Rip a season targeted towards the autumn and at York looked as though every yard of the 1m2f race was needed – it is unlikely that he will step back to a mile again. Canford, who it has been said will be given a third season in training, is to head to the Queen Elizabeth II. As we go to press it has
John Warren, manager of the stud, neatly sidestepped the “Desert Style” issue in his press release regarding Paco Boy’s move to Highclere, quite rightly stating that the horse is a “grandson of Green Desert, whose sire line is gaining increasing influence thanks to Cape Cross, Invincible Spirit and Oasis Dream”. With such a variety of top colts hailing from different sire lines winning at the highest level this year it will be interesting to see as the autumn progresses how many more “grandsons” will be retired.
Approve: the Oasis Dream colt gave Highclere Racing Club a change of luck after Harbinger’s retirement when picking up the Gimcrack Stakes under Eddie Ahern from the Exceed And Excel colt Crown Prosecutor. Highclere’s Harry Herbert will be required to give the Gimcrack speech in the autumn – you can be sure that he won’t struggle to make the most of the opportunity or suffer from stage fright
uk racing One horse for whom a future stud manager will have no need to rely on mention of grandsires will be the new “highest-rated horse in the world” Harbinger, who is a son of leading sire Dansili. And unfortunately his stud future is going to have to be decided rather
earlier than owners Highclere Thoroughbred Racing had anticipated after the recordbreaking King George and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (G1) winner suffered a career-ending injury on the gallops ahead of his prospective run in the International. Although his hardened trainer Sir Michael Stoute has seen
A mare in a million. Midday wins her fourth Group 1 with a delighted Tom Queally
plenty in his long years’ of experience training horses, it must have been a shocking sight to see your best horse succumb to injury in quite such a dramatic fashion in just a routine piece of work at home. His King George win was undoubtedly highly impressive – few horses win Group 1s by 11l – and the horse had been trained brilliantly by Stoute for a four-year-old career, but his injury does rob the bloodstock industry the chance to really be objective regarding his quality. The moon, the stars, the revolving planets and, highly importantly, the weather all coincided in appropriate fashion to make that Saturday in July the day of days for Harbinger. The fast ground, produced by a predominantly dry period since April, not only contributed to the lightning fast time but also to his success: the Dansilis just love quick height of summer ground. Harbinger bounced off the surface as he quickened up the Ascot straight – leaving the Derby winner Workforce, who was obviously dealing with issues of his own, trailing, while the intrinsic toplevel talents of the second-placed Cape Blanco, who finished down the field in the Prix du Jockey and won an Irish Derby in which the finish looked a little more like that of a 3m hurdle than a Classic, have to queried. But, Harbinger could do no more than win, and win in style he certainly did. But you can’t help thinking as a prospective stallion that it would have good to have seen him, having reached the pinnacle of his career, run over the shorter trip at York. The disappointment of his injury will have felt keenly by Highclere in more than one regard. At the time of writing, no stud plans have been announced. Much will supposedly revolve around whether or not Arab factions are still in the position now (or will be allowed to by bail-out state Abu Dhabi) to find required the funds. And if they can’t buy him, who will be able to give Highclere the money that undoubtedly the firm have him valued at? Juddmonte possibly, but it already has Dansili sons at stud, while it is unlikely that Coolmore will be that taken – it has already invested in Zoffany (Dansili) who has Group 1 two-
The Coolmore boys are happy: Rip Van Winkle after winning one of the middle-distances races of the year, the International Stakes
year-old form and will be hopeful that he is the one to tap into that line for them. And as revealed as we go to press, the firm has already made one stallion investment this autumn. It is difficult to see the European market being a position to stand the horse – with stallion fees still under pressure, it will be hard for a stud in Britain or Ireland to charge a nomination that would allow them to recoup its funds through the stallion’s first three years at stud. By the terms of the racing club, Harbinger will need to be sold rather than kept in the syndicate at stud – so maybe the horse won’t even be staying in Europe as he does have a highly suitable profile that might prove attractive to wealthy Japanese interests. All this is conjecture, however (and possibly answered by the time this is published), but after such shattered dreams the Highclere run of form returned again with the Norfolk Stakes (G2) winner Approve’s victory in the Gimcrack Stakes (G2) at York. One of the most raced in the field, his win gives the juvenile form of the Prix Robert Papin (G2) in which he finished third to Irish Field, a son of Dubawi, and the July Stakes
Waiter’s Dream: the Oasis Dream colt wins the Acomb Stakes under Kieren Fallon
Sole Power springs his surprise 100-1 success in the Nunthorpe Stakes (G1). Was August a silly season on the racecourse as well as in the media?
Oasis Dream: York’s leading stallion
Approve is a son of Oasis Dream and his victory at York was part of a golden run for the Juddmonte stallion. The stallion’s highflying mare Midday looks to have improved even more this year and after she idled slightly when hitting the front en route to win the Nassau Stakes (G1), jockey Tom Queally ensured that there were no such doubts when taking a top renewal Yorkshire Oaks (G1). The jockey was unaware of the nonparticipation of the Michael Bell-trained Sariska, who on that day decided that she really did not feel in the mood for racing. Her non-stalls exit led to a certain amount of TV debate as to whether or not backers of such non-participants should get their money back. A ridiculous proposition – horses come under starters’ orders and you take your chance; horses are not machines and if gambling in races you should always be aware
The Group 1 sprint was won by Sole Power, a horse which had never earned a previous Group race placing and was sent off a 100-1 shot
that such problems can arise. Next it will be argued that if your selected horse fails to cross the finishing line, money will be returned… But, actually, ignoring the purist lines of thoughts from either argument, those betting on sports, such as football betting, do not have to deal with the vagaries of equine female nature. With sports’ betting (in which generally it is only necessary to decide between two teams) taking over from racing betting in terms of market share, making racing betting less of a challenge perhaps is not to so easily dismissed. The filly holds autumn entries and after a
(G2) where he was fourth to Libranno, a highly solid feel.
successful subsequent stalls’ test the filly is due to reappear. Quite what the daughter of Pivotal will think of a return to the races will be anyone’s guess. Oasis Dream also had the handicap winner The Fonz at York, as well as Waiter’s Dream, winner of the Acomb Stakes (G3), proving that Brian Meehan’s seasonal revival of form and good two-year-old spell is well underway backed by Crown Prosecutor’s (Exceed And Excel) second in the Gimcrack Stakes, Field Day’s second in the Prix De Lieurey (G3) and Murbeth’s victory in the DBS St. Leger Yearling Sales race for owner Shiekh Hamdan. The horse, out of the Listed placed
uk racing filly My Funny Valentine, was bought by Shadwell for 77,000gns. Sadly this was definitely also a month of shattered dreams and the stallion lost one of his leading performers with Tuscan Evening’s heart attack after track work at Del Mar. The filly, the top-rated filly on the turf in the US, won the 1m1f Gamely Stakes in May and beat Éclair de Lune (Marchand de Sable), who went on to win the Beverly D. Stakes (G1) in August, in the Modesty Handicap (G3) in July. Now that she is not around, the way is clear again for Midday to regain her crown in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf – what a shame for Juddmonte that the prospect of the two fillies fighting their way in a head bobber down the Churchill Downs straight has been lost. The Nunthorpe Stakes, the last big race on the York card, held huge anticipation as the line-up included the Group 1 winners Starspangledbanner, Equiano, Kingsgate Native and Borderlescott. In the end, the dreams did not come true for Equiano, who apparently did not act on the ground and was slow out of the stalls, while Starspangledbanner’s winning run came to an end when second, not having been really suited by the drop back a furlong to the minimum trip. The Group 1 sprint was won by Sole Power, a horse which had never earned a previous Group race placing and was sent off a 100-1 shot. The horse was sold at the DBS St Leger Sale (now Premier Sale) in 2008 for £32,000 by Hillwood Bloodstock to trainer Edward Lynam and while the result was unexpected with the market concentrating on the top two, a fourth in the Palace House Stakes (G3) in May behind Equiano proves the result no complete fluke. What may be more of a fluke is the fact that McKeever St Lawrence bought a non-winning sister at the last year’s December Sale – for an affordable 6,000gns. The lucky owners are now in ownership of a sibling to a Group 1 winner. The victory also gave a welcome shot in the arm to the stallion division at Cheveley giving Kyllachy a first domestic Group 1 progeny victory. The race has proved to be a key part of the Cheveley Park stallion policy – both Kyllachy and sire Pivotal won the race and for both it was their only Group 1 race victory. Lynam now has himself a horse with many different options ahead for the autumn, with the Prix de l’Abbaye being a possibility if the ground holds. Future dreams and shattered dreams: they grip us and devastate us.
Rip Van Winkle beats Twice Over and Byword in the International, while below Wootton Bassett, another winning son of Iffraaj, takes the valuable DBS Premier Sale race for this season’s winning team, trainer Richard Fahey and jockey Paul Hanagan
What’s happening on the sires’ list? Rip Van Winkle’s York victory and San Frontiere’s success in the Geoffrey Freer Stakes has helped extend Galileo’s lead at the top of the table and the sire has now taken domestic earnings through 2010 to over £3 million. His closest pursuers are, as to be expected after their strong summer season, Dansili and Oasis Dream – the pair ducking and diving for the second spot with just the odd £100,000 in earnings splitting them. With Dansili losing his leading runner in Harbinger, it is difficult to see him holding on to that spot. But for now, it is something of a sea change to get two UK-based stallions so high in the table, and ahead of the Coolmore duo of Danehill Dancer and Montjeu. King’s Best is the only other horse to have broken the £1 million barrier – the Derby victory of Workforce providing over £800,000 of those earnings, however Ebor
winner Dirar, the hurdler-cum-Flat horse, has put £140,000 in his sire’s pot. Dubawi is coasting in at a best-ever position to date and is a leading young stallion. To his credit Dubawi is currently ahead of Pivotal, who is having a slightly quieter year; Sariska’s non-Yorkshire Oaks participation not helping matters, while his Group 1 winner Regal Parade’s Prix Maurice de Gheest victory was in France. In the first-season sire’s list, the story has all been about Iffraaj for whom quality and quantity seem to be working in tandem. He has got to top the list with some great stats and with over 20 individual winners he is clear ahead of second-placed Holy Roman Emperor, who is still loitering in the early teens. Iffraaj is also the only first-season stallion to have earned over £300,000 and he has been getting winners at a 50 per cent strike rate, which is highly impressive. Furthermore, he has had three horses
Sariska (3) refuses to jump the stalls at the start of the Yorkshire Oaks
placed in Listed races, and some hopeful winners, including Wootton Bassett, Richard Fahey’s winner of the DBS St Leger Yearling Stakes, Kalahaag, the Benny Anderrsonowned-filly, who took the EBF New Ham Maiden at Goodwood and Fred Archer, successful at Leopardstown from the Aiden O’Brien-trained Eagle Canyon. Kodiac is creeping up the list having got two winners on August 11, including Jerrazzi, who was led out unsold as a yearling for €2,000 and was bought by Gary Moore at the Goresbridge Breeze-Up for €46,000. The stallion’s Sweet Cecily, who is owned by Julie Wood, finished second in the Listed St Hughes Stakes, while Stone Of Folca, finished second in the Molecomb Stakes. Trainer John Best tried to do a “Kingsgate Native” with the horse in the Nunthorpe, which resulted in the horse beating only Equiano home. Kodiac’s racecourse success was translated into sales success at the DBS Premier Sale – his strong-looking yearlings were in good demand. Libranno continues to fly the flag for Librettist winning the Richmond Stakes (G2) supplementing his July Stakes victory.
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The King of Goodwood
hen Richard Hughes reports that he has not “gone that quick over the last 2f at Goodwood for a long time, not a two-year-old anyway”, after both the season and the form that the jockey has been enjoying this year, it is worth listening. Particularly when he goes on to say that his mount could be a future Classic contender. That is what Hughes reported after King Torus’s win in the Vintage Stakes (G2) at Goodwood. Leading trainer Aidan O’Brien did not have a runner in the race, but he was represented through his wife Anne-Marie as she, with her father Joseph Crowley, she bred King Torus under the banner of Whisperview Trading. A son of Oratorio, he is already the second-season sires’ second-best runner on prize-money earnings only behind last year’s Dewhurst winner Beethoven, who is trained by O’Brien. Interestingly, Beethoven was also bred by Whisperview and it appears that the O’Brien husband and wife team are single-handedly making the stallion career of the Coolmore sire Oratorio. Beethoven has missed the winning post in his two runs so far this season, initially finishing a 4l sixth behind Canford Cliffs in the St James’s Palace Stakes (G1) before coming home fourth in the Sussex Stakes, again behind Canford Cliffs, beaten by roughly the same margin as at Ascot. While Beethoven, who is out of the Sadler’s Wells mare Queen Titi, cost Hugo Merry Bloodstock €260,000 from Carriganog Stud, King Torus was a mere €30,000 Peter Doyle Bloodstock purchase. He is out of the Mujadil mare Dipterous, who was also bred by the Crowley father and daughter team. The filly ran 18 times, but could only get her nose in front once, when winning her 6f maiden as a two-year-old at Cork. In all, she ran ten times as a juvenile producing her winning effort on firm ground and rounding the season off with a second on the heavy. A tough and resilient sort, she finished second on her first two starts at three, the only time she managed to trouble the judge that year. Her first foal was a 2007 brother to King Torus called Borghese Gallery. He failed to win before his year younger brother went through the Orby Sale ring in 2009, but has since picked up over £28,000 in earnings courtesy of three victories and nine placings in Italy. Unfortunately, there is not a third Oratorio brother on the ground, with the mare missing to him after her covering to him in 2009 and unfortunately she is no longer around. It was a family which has been going through a cooler period – other than King Torus, the only black-type horse under the the first two dams is Ouninpohja, who ended up being a decent performer over hurdles but was a Listed-placed runner on the Flat achieving a rating of 110 at his best. He did not run at two and his first outing on the Flat was over 1m2f. Under the third dam, traces of the family’s origins emerge more clearly as part the Aga Khan’s “D” family, alongside evidence of Group 1 class courtesy of Dilek, who finished third in the Prix Jean Prat, and Diyakalanie, who was also third in the Prix Diane. Both fillies were out of Diyawara, who was bred by the Aga Khan and is a half-sister to King Torus’s grand-dam. Heading right into the hinterland of the pedigree you touch upon Ebaziya, dam of the top-rated Irish three-year-old stayer in 1998 and 2000’s older stayer Enzeli, winner of the Gold Cup (G1); the champion
three-year-old filly and then Irish leading older horse Ebadiyla, winner of the Irish Oaks and the Prix Royal Oak, as well as Moyglare Stud Stakes (G1) winner Edabiya. Their influences are too far back to have any influence upon the ability that King Torus has proved he possesses, and it could be argued that Oratorio is an improver of mares and, as he was himself, a getter of juvenile class That would be to ignore, however, Mujadil’s record as a broodmare sire and as a sire of juveniles. In 2000 the Rathasker stallion claimed the record for the number of juvenile winners in a season in Europe when getting 32 individual winners of 57 races. His leading performer is Kingsgate Native, who won the Nunthorpe as a juvenile and who was resurrected as a racehorse after a failed stallion career to win the Temple Stakes (G2) this season before a fine fourth in the sprint race of the year so far, the July Cup (G1). While Mujadil does not feature in the top 50 by earnings on the Racing Post’s leading broodmare sires for the 2010 Flat season, he has a 30 per
King Torus wins the Vintage Stakes at Goodwood
cent winners to runners (14 winners to 47 runners) strike rate through the progeny of his daughters. But it is as speedy juveniles that his stock are best known – his progeny have run over 6,000 times in Britain and Ireland over 5f-9f. They have only had 915 starts over distances of 1m2f or greater. They also love the faster ground – again the runs on a quick surface far exceed the number of outings on ground with some give in it. The conditions were set fair for King Torus at Goodwood: he is by a sire himself a good juvenile who is appearing to be getting good two-yearolds and is out of a broodmare who was an active, if not overly successful, juvenile runner. She is by a good juvenile sire, whose progeny generally want distances less than a mile on a fast surface. In hindsight, it appears there could have been no other winner of Goodwood’s Vintage Stakes, particularly as King Torus went into the race already a juvenile stakes winner and was from a yard, and was ridden by jockey, who had hit top level form the like of which is very rarely seen. Hughes post-race said that the horse is now a Classic contender. While he may well turn out to be – and at the moment in such form Hughes has every right to say what he likes about his mounts – you would have to say that might stretch the dream a little far. While all of those reasons took him above the rest for the Vintage Stakes, the Guineas in May is a very different race and requires very different attributes indeed. The stars don’t point so strongly to Guineas victory next May.
Things are picking up in the states At last the US racing is getting a little more exciting, says Frank Mitchell
LOWLY this year’s racing season in the US is beginning to develop some momentum. The divisional rankings are beginning to show some sense of order, and overall, the outstanding performers such as Rachel Alexandra, Zenyatta, Quality Road and Blame are sharpening the sense of sporting excitement this year. And now, well into the seasons at Saratoga and the surfside track at Del Mar, the twoyear-olds have had enough racing to be of greater interest. The early-season juveniles have sorted themselves sufficiently well enough that there is a colt and a filly on both the east coast and
the west who can, at present, be called the leaders of their divisions.
Lion Heart colt heads the east
The fanciest star of the four is the leading colt in the east, the Lion Heart runner Kantharos. Winner of a good maiden at Churchill Downs and then an impressive victor in his first graded stakes at the same track in the Bashford Manor Stakes on July 3, Kantharos went on to be quite impressive when winning the Group 2 Saratoga Special by seven and a quarter lengths. Now unbeaten in three starts, the muscular chestnut is a dashing little fellow. I saw him at breeder Lena Hedberg’s farm when he
was a short yearling. He made good progress through that year and sold at Keeneland September for $80,000. Kantharos was then resold for $250,000 at the March Ocala Breeders’ Sales horses in training sale. By March he had made very good progress in his training and had developed considerable muscle, although not gaining a lot in height. He went on to breeze and show well for consignor Eddie Woods. He caught the eye of John Moynihan, who bought the colt for Jess Jackson’s Stonestreet Stable. Kantharos is one of four foals of racing age out of the Southern Halo mare Contessa Halo, who is now 12, and is the mare’s third stakes winner and second graded winner.
Kantharos (inside) working on the Oklahoma training track at Saratoga racecourse. The colt by Lion Heart is one of the most promising juveniles on the east coast and is already a Grade 2 winner Photo: Horsephotos.com
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JP’s Gusto: the Successful Appeal colt won the Best Pal Stakes (G2) in August . He is scheduled to run next in the Del Mar Futurity in September
California colt division headed by JP’s Gusto
In California the leading colt is JP’s Gusto (Successful Appeal). An attractive bay, he has won three stakes in a row, including the Hollywood Juvenile Championship and the Grade 2 six and a half furlongs Best Pal Stakes at Del Mar on August 8. Gifted with plenty of speed, JP’s Gusto still has to be tested for stamina, but being the son of a sprinter and out of a mare by Caller ID (another sprinter whose best form was at two), it is likely that this season will be the colt’s best.
A good-sized horse with scope and quality, Congrats has sired stock in a similar mold, and they appear horses who should naturally improve as they mature and race over longer distances We will know more about his class and distance capacity after his next likely race, the Del Mar Futurity on September 8.
It’s got to be Wicked
The leading filly in the west Is Wickedly Perfect, winner of the Grade 3 Sorrento Stakes at Del Mar on August 6. Unbeaten in two starts and untested past six and a half furlongs, Wickedly Perfect appears to have the scope and the pedigree to handle at least a mile – she is by first-season sire Congrats and out of the Tactical Cat mare Wickedly Wise. A son of A.P. Indy out of Praise, by Mr. Prospector, Congrats was a good-class racehorse, who won the 1m1f San Pasqual Handicap and was placed at Grade 1 level. Sold by breeder Claiborne Farm and sent to stand in Florida, Congrats is doing admirably so far with eight maiden winners and two stakes winners to mid-August. A good-sized horse with scope and quality, Congrats has sired stock in a similar mold, and they appear horses who should naturally
The mare’s first graded winner is the sprinter Ikigai (by the Mr. Greeley stallion Whywhywhy), and the mare’s second foal, Bonifacio (by the Unbridled’s Song stallion Even The Score), recently won a Listed stakes. The mare’s fourth foal of racing age Halos In The Hall (by the Forty Niner stallion Ecton Park) is racing in stakes races in Sweden. Contessa Halo now has a filly foal by Speightstown. In the Saratoga Special on August 16, Kantharos confirmed his dominance of the sprinting two-year-olds, seating behind a fast early pace, then catching the leaders and drawing away from them in the stretch. The next question is how far Kantharos can carry his speed? He is naturally athletic and has a sensible temperament that allows him to be settle in his races. On the other hand, many of the best runners by his broodmare sire Southern Halo were very powerful and fast, but could not carry their speed past a mile.
improve as they mature and race over longer distances. Wickedly Perfect will be tested over a mile in the Grade 1 Del Mar Debutante on September 4. The two-year-old with the least to fear from distance is the leading filly in the east, Position Limit. The bay daughter of firstcrop sire Bellamy Road closed strongly to win the Adirondack Stakes at Saratoga by 5l from the Rock Hard Ten filly Alienation on August 15 and is being pointed to the Grade 1 Frizette Stakes at Belmont on October 9. There is plenty of stamina in the filly’s sire (winner of the Wood Memorial and favourite for the 2005 Kentucky Derby) as well as in her female family. Her dam is by the Cox’s Ridge stallion Out of Place, and the second dam is a half-sister to Belmont Stakes winner Summing.
The Classic colts
Lookin At Lucky has continued to improve through the spring and summer, which is probably the most important thing for a colt
us racing Ladies’ Secret Stakes), Zenyatta is expected to race once more against the California crowd before a flit to Kentucky for the Breeders’ Cup Classic. Although a tilt against Rachel Alexandra or the leading colts in either the Beldame or Jockey Club Gold Cup would be an exciting propect, there appears little desire by connections to make the special trip to New York.
The best field of colts all year
Zenyatta: the Street Cry filly has now made it 18 wins from 18 starts
of his stature. He was the best of the crop at two and had only to maintain his progress to continue to dominate. And, generally, he has done so. That may seem like praising with faint damns as this is not a great crop of US three-year-olds, but the bay son of Smart Strike can only beat the horses he races against, and in the Haskell Invitational Stakes (G1) at Monmouth Park on July 31, he met the Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver, the Kentucky Derby second Ice Box, the Preakness second First Dude and the leader of the late-developing three-year-olds, the grand-looking Tapit colt Trappe Shot. Sent off as the 6-5 Haskell favourite by a crowd of more than 40,000, Lookin At Lucky tracked the early pace, moved up smoothly to race head to head with Super Saver coming into the stretch before galloping away for his most impressive victory of the year. Trappe Shot finished well down the stretch to be second ahead of First Dude in third, with Super Saver fourth and Ice Box in sixth. It appears that the form from the Kentucky Derby is the less reliable evaluation of this crop of three-year-old colts.
The serious division
Although the younger horses are the stars for tomorrow, the older horses still have the lead in any pragmatic ranking by proven ability. Zenyatta and her erstwhile competitor Rachel Alexandra reappeared on the tracks of opposite coasts and both won their races. Rachel Alexandra toyed with opposition two steps below her in the Listed Lady’s Secret at Monmouth Park on July 24.
The track management raised the purse drastically to draw the 2009 Horse of the Year, and the bay daughter of Medaglia D’Oro responded well to the opportunity. With each race this year, Rachel Alexandra has appeared to move a step closer to her form of last season, without quite yet capturing the élan which made her 2009 season so special to her legion of fans. Her next races are expected to be the Personal Ensign Stakes at Saratoga, then probably the Beldame at Belmont before a Breeders’ Cup race at Churchill. In California on August 7, Zenyatta went to Del Mar for the Grade 1 Clement Hirsch Stakes and won her 18th race without defeat, although her jockey Mike Smith did what was possible to facilitate that event, short of jumping out of the saddle before reaching the wire. Although the huge mare broke well, she was encouraged to dawdle along at a snail’s pace for three-quarters of the race while her opponents took the opportunity to try to steal away slowly and sprint home. In fifth by 7l after a half in 50.61sec and 6f in 1:15.11min, the nearly black daughter of Street Cry closed most of the gap between herself and her opposition on the turn, scrambled to the lead a sixteenth from the finish and held the Irish-bred Rinterval by a neck at the wire. She didn’t win by a large margin or in a fast time, but Zenyatta’s star qualities shone through having to overcome the hazards of a slow pace and a distance short of her 10-12f optimum trip. In the Zenyatta Stakes (formerly the
Unlike the filly and mare staking out territory on either coast, the most exciting field of older colts all year showed up in the Grade 1 Whitney at Saratoga on August 7. In the Whitney, Blame (Arch) tackled the division leader Quality Road (Elusive Quality), along with last year’s Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird (Birdstone), Classic-placed Musket Man (Yonaguska), and Suburban Handicap winner Haynesfield (Distorted Humor). Missing only California star Rail Trip (by the A.P. Indy stallion, Jump Start), this was the best field of older colts this year. Quality Road was ridden like a doubtful stayer at this distance, allowed to lead and waiting in front through middling fractions of 24.41sec and 48.06sec for the first two quarters of the race, then the three-quarters in 1:11.92min. Followed but not pressed by Haynesfield and Musket Man through the first threequarters, Quality Road was ready to bear down through the stretch and win his race. Blame, however, was never more than 4l behind the leader, and he moved powerfully into contention by the early stretch, eating up a bit of Quality Road’s advantage with each stride. By mid-stretch, Quality Road had nothing to fear from anything but Blame, and the colt, racing in the colours of co-owner Adele Dilschneider, had the strength and determination to put his nose in front three strides from home to win by a short head. The final time was 1:48.88min, the result of steady fractions all the way. Another furlong at this pace would give a time of about 2:01min for 1m1f, which will win most races at that distance, especially if Zenyatta isn’t in the field. Blame’s next race is the Jockey Club Gold Cup on October 2, and Quality Road will attempt to win the Woodward on September 4. Both are expected to head to the Breeders’ Cup Classic.
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Makfi sets the standard again The 2,000 Guineas winner became a hot stallion prospect when taking the Prix Jacques Le Marois, returning to jubilant, and relieved, connections 40
Makfi (purple) beats Paco Boy (red) and Goldikova in the Prix Jacques Le Marois. He won in a time six seconds slower than Goldikova’s winning time in 2009, but the race was some five seconds faster than the Jacques le Marois won by Dubai Millennium Photo: aprh
France, but when he went to the start for the Prix Jacques le Marois no one had more to lose than his connections. Of course, Mathieu Offenstadt and Alain Dreyfus’s colt had decisively won the 2,000 Guineas beating an excellent field, but he was an outsider that day and then ran badly enough at Royal Ascot for many to begin to doubt his ability and his potential as a stallion. If Makfi had finished seventh again in Deauville his value would have all but disappeared. The race itself was complicated by the torrential rain which fell in Deauville over two days beforehand. The ground was suddenly very soft and there were rumours that both Goldikova and Paco Boy might not run. Many doubted the pair’s ability to show their best form on very soft ground but those most closely involved with the pair of champions announced that they had nothing to lose and so would take part whatever the ground. Deauville is, however, a track where as soon as it stops raining the ground starts to dry quickly and by the time the race was run there had been no rain for 24 hours and although the whole place was still damp, the times suggest that the ground was only soft or even good to soft and not remotely like the heavy ground on which Dubai Millennium won the race in 1999. Goldikova’s two pacemakers went straight to the front followed by the champion herself, who these days races with her head so low it appears that her nose is grazing the turf with
each stride. Paco Boy was held up in last place with Makfi just ahead of him. With 2f to run Goldikova took over in front and Richard Hughes on Paco Boy reacted by taking his mount to the outside, but no sooner had the two principals made their efforts than it was obvious that neither was going to win. In a few strides Goldikova and Paco Boy were struggling, while just behind them Christophe Soumillon and Makfi were still cruising. Soumillon asked his colt to quicken in the final furlong and the pair went two and a half furlongs clear, without too much trouble. There was a real fight for second place as having been passed by Paco Boy, Goldikova put her head down again and fought back to take second place near the line, and these three top horses were well clear of the remainder of the field. The final time of 1:39.4min was six seconds slower than Goldikova’s winning time of 2009, but still nearly five seconds faster than Dubai Millennium’s. Makfi is an outstanding miler, who looks to be every bit as good on soft ground as he is on firm. The son of Dubawi emulated his sire and his grandsire Dubai Millennium in winning this race, and this was only his sixth career start. He may now be too valuable to risk as a four-year-old and will go to stud as a leading stallion prospect, whether it is in France, Japan, England or Ireland.
Juvenile stars emerge
Aside from the Jacques le Marois, the best races through August in Deauville tend to be
It looked a disappointing batch of German three-year-olds until August
his year’s French-trained three-year-old colts are a fantastic group. It is not often that four of the best colts in Europe are based in France but no one can doubt that Makfi, Lope De Vega, Behkabad and Planteur belong among Europe’s elite. At the beginning of the season Rewilding was also trained in Chantilly. At present Makfi is the only one of the quartet to have a won a Group 1 outside
If France’s three-year-old colts have looked very good all year it has been a disappointing year for the Classic crop in Germany, or it had been until August when two potential international stars emerged. The German Oaks only just succeeded in holding onto its Group 1 status for 2010, but this year’s renewal was won most impressively by Enora, who was making only her third career start. She is a Noverre filly and is owned and was bred by Gestüt Röttgen. Last into the straight the Torsten Mundry-trained filly passed all of her rivals in Dusseldorf’s tight straight to win by a comfortable half length from Elle Shadow. The form is better than most foreign observers think and the fifth-placed, Tech Exceed, ran well in a Group race later in the month to suggest that Enora will have a chance if she does line up in the Prix Vermeille – and after only three starts she surely has scope to improve further. The other top German performance came in Deauville when Gestüt Ittlingen’s Scalo gave 5lb to his rivals in the 1m2f Group 2 Prix Guillaume d’Ornano and won very easily indeed from Wealthy, Black Spirit and Mellon Martini. The Andreas Wöhler-trained colt had looked to be the leader of his generation in Germany before being unlucky in both the main trial for and the German Derby itself. In Deauville he looked like an international Group 1 horse, particularly as his trainer believes he will be better over a longer trip and on better ground.
euro racing for two-year-olds and in recent years the Prix Morny has once again become one of the best juvenile races in Europe. Excellent Art, Natagora, Lord Shanakill, Special Duty and Canford Cliffs are some of the horses to have been beaten in the race recently and so although Dream Ahead won brilliantly it may some of those behind who make the headlines next year. If Dream Ahead was by a fashionable sire and trained at Ballydoyle he would be a very short price for next year’s Classic races, but a son of Diktat trained by David Simcock does not have quite the same effect on gamblers or bookmakers. The 9l winner of his only previous start, Dream Ahead won the Morny with surprising ease waiting behind the leaders in the middle of the track and then switching to quicken clear to win by a length and a half. Only an English jockey would dare switch to the outside on the straight track in Deauville, but William Buick didn’t hesitate and was proved right. The Marquesa de Moratalla’s home-bred Tin Horse was an excellent second as the son of Sakhee was held up in last place and Thierry Jarnet, who knows how difficult it is to race in the middle of the track, waited for a run through beaten horses which did not come until the race was over. Tin Horse quickened well to take second
from the Green Tune filly Pontenuovo with the first two from the Prix Robert Papin, Irish Field and Broox, close up in fourth and fifth. The Papin form had received a boost when the third in that race, Approve, won the Lowther Stakes at York and the Morny was probably a high-class Group 1 race, even if the winner (no offence meant) is by Diktat and trained by Simcock.
Non-stakes winning juveniles impress
Two other juvenile colts to make a mark during the meeting without running in stakes races were the Medicean colt Manhaj, trained by John Hammond for Sheikh Hamdan, and French Navy, a Shamardal colt trained by André Fabre for Sheikh Mohammed. Manhaj had beaten the Jean-Claude Rouget-trained Yarubo on their debuts over 6f at Maisons Laffitte and the pair lined up together again in a race over a mile but this time Manhaj had to give 7lb to his main rival. It was not an easy task and for a long time Yarubo looked like getting his revenge, but a final surge saw Manhaj go a half length clear having entered the straight three or four lengths behind Yarubo. The performance looked better still when Yarubo spread-eagled a maiden field at Clairefontaine later in the month. French Navy’s ability is very difficult to
gauge as he won the Prix de Crevecour, a mile race for unraced colts, by 2l and 4l from Salto, a Pivotal colt trained by Freddy Head for the Wertheimer brothers. The Crevecour does, however, usually attract some of the best colts in France and this half-brother to Sea Lord was always dominating his rivals and although the second made him assert himself, the pair draw well clear of the others. The pair are almost certainly future Group winners.
Daughter of Aldebaran wins the Prix du Calvados
The best-looking juvenile filly at the meeting was the Joel Boisnard-trained Mambia, a daughter of Aldebaran who recorded her fourth consecutive victory in the Group 3 Prix du Calvados, ruining the trip to France for the two well-backed English horses, Crying Lightening and Miss Fifty. If Diktat is not fashionable then Aldebaran has been almost a complete disappointment and it was no surprise that Mambia went through as a yearling not sold at last year’s Arqana August sale for only €35,000. She comes from a good family developed by the Haras de la Louvière as her dam is a half-sister to several top performers, including the Group winners Incanto Dream and Atlando. She made all the running in the Calvados and quickened away in the style of a good horse French Navy: the André Fabre-trained colt by Shamardal wins the Prix de Crevecour, a maiden for unraced colts. He is a half-brother to this season’s winner of the Group 3 Sovereign Stakes, Sea Lord (Cape Cross) Photo: aprh
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Why the thoroughbred races? Liz Price looks at the reasons why Qatar is sponsoring races such as the Arc de Triomphe
paradox explained. Heritage is something that is maintained in the present and bestowed for the benefit of future generations. Hence, it is no small wonder that France vigorously defends its food and wine industry, while England clings to its monarchy and various other traditions, including cricket, afternoon tea and, let’s not forget, its own currency. In Qatar, a land that to most people is still difficult to immediately pinpoint on a map, the national, as well as cultural heritage evolves around horses. And not just any type of horse, but the Purebred Arabian. With origins dating back 4,500 years to the Arabian Peninsula, in the course of the centuries the Purebred Arabian made its way across the continents by means of trade and war.
Its bloodlines are at the origin of the English thoroughbred and in fact can be found in almost every modern breed of riding horse around the world. In Dubai, a country that has altered the modern landscape of thoroughbred racing in Britain, if not in the world, Purebred Arabian racing was a favourite pastime long before the Dubai World Cup even existed. “When I first went to Dubai 16 or 17 years ago,” remembers jockey Richard Hills, “we were mostly riding Arabians and just a few thoroughbreds. I used to go to Abu Dhabi every Sunday where there were always five Arabian races and one thoroughbred race.” In neighbouring Qatar it was no different. The country that has associated its name with a racing event as important as the Group 1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, until recently offered a wide variety of Purebred
Arabian races, while thoroughbred races existed merely on the fringe. Yet it might come as a surprise that although the bloodlines go back 1000s of years, Purebred Arabian racing has only existed as a sport for less than 50 years. In Qatar the Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC), which amongst many other duties looks after the country’s racing interests, is relatively young and was only established in 1975. Since its official birth, the QREC has become what could today be described as one of the most enthusiastic, innovative and far-sighted institutions in the racing industry.
Why the thoroughbred sponsorship?
The QREC’s commitment to the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe card, which now includes the Group 1 PA Qatar Arabian World Cup,
The field in the Emir’s Sword, a blue riband event in Qatar for the Purebred Arabians. The race was won by Al Dahma and jockey Olivier Peslier. It was a second win in the race for the filly, who took home $1 million in prize-money
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The main aim of Qatar I think is to have racing in Qatar of international renown. Our racing is progressing in the right direction but it hasn’t reached yet the level desired
as well as its continuous efforts to increase the number of thoroughbred races at home, has taken the western world by surprise. Yet while everyone rejoices in a Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe that is worth €4 million, the question lingers as to why a country that is so proud of its heritage of Purebred Arabians, is at the same time so eager to embrace the English thoroughbred. Every sponsorship deal today is done with the clear understanding that funds will only be made available if a Purebred Arabian event is included on the card. And back home in Qatar, the number of thoroughbred races held in the country is increasing, as is its prize-money. It is a paradox that has puzzled many, but is actually easily explained. Patricia Musial, event coordinator at the QREC, looks to the past to shed some light on the future. “About 15 years ago, we had about 12 race meetings a year in Qatar,” she explains. “Today, we have about 40 meetings. And 15 years ago, the majority of the races were for Purebred Arabians and we only had about five or six races for imported English thoroughbreds – in Qatar, every thoroughbred bought abroad was considered imported as opposed to locally bred. “And those races were divided into races for imports and for locals. Today races for imported thoroughbreds hardly exist anymore and our cards are equally divided between races for Purebred Arabians and English thoroughbreds.”
he increase in English thoroughbred racing has not so much to do with popularity, but with logistics. Musial explains: “Purebred Arabian horseracing is a relatively new discipline. As a consequence, the studbooks for Purebred Arabian race horses are also relatively young and hence not necessarily recognised by every country. Obviously this means that the competition is limited. “Interestingly, Qatar was one of the first countries to invest heavily in French broodmares and it was also one of the first countries to register its horses with World Arabian Horse Organisation [WAHO], whose main objective is to maintain throughout the world the purity of the
Christopher Tsui on the winners’ podium after his horse Sea The Stars won the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe
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Patricia Musial says that the main aim for racing in Qatar is to be recognised on the international stage
blood of the horses of the Arabian breed.” For the sake of the competition, thoroughbred racing is flourishing in Qatar, where trainers like Alban de Mieulle, who is an expert with Purebred Arabians, is now also training a large number of thoroughbreds, bought mostly at the sales in France. In fact, the number of trainers in Qatar has steadily increased over the past years and there are about 50 trainers, who now look after about 550 horses.
Qatar’s involvement in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe card will hopefully lead to even more thoroughbred racing on the home turf. “The main aim of Qatar I think is to have racing in Qatar of international renown,” says Musial. “Our racing is progressing in the right direction but it hasn’t reached yet the level desired. We don’t have enough international raiders yet who come to compete in our races. We would like to have a race meeting in Qatar that is as important as the Dubai World Cup, the Japan Cup or the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.” There is however no mention of just one race that will set them a part, but more likely a collection of important races. “I think we would rather like to increase the prize-money for the existing races of the International meeting in February at Doha and improve the quality” confirms Musial, “than create just one big race.” Ten years ago Qatar was a country that was hardly known to the general public. Today, thanks to the many different sporting events and Emir Sword winner Al Dahma
the bold sponsoring of France’s “pièce de résistance”, not only Qatar is known, but also the country’s heritage: the Purebred Arabian. “I think the QREC has more or less fulfilled its ambition,” confirms and concludes Musial. “In Qatar the HH the Emir’s Sword race is the richest race in the world for Purebred Arabians and thanks to our partnership with France Galop, we have succeeded in securing a place for one of the most prestigious races for Purebred Arabians, the Qatar Arabian World Cup, on the day of the Arc. “The QREC has contributed tremendously to render the Purebred Arabians racing even more popular. And while prizemoney will continue to go up in the events for thoroughbreds, they will also continue to go up in the races for Purebred Arabians.” With plans of building a second racecourse in Doha, the future of racing, thoroughbred and Purebred Arabian alike, seems for the time being at least rather rosy. So whoever said that tradition and heritage doesn’t count anymore has certainly got it wrong. It is thanks to those attributes that racing has once more become the exciting sport that so many people all over the world love, no matter if they were brought up in the west or the east….
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southern hemisphere sires
Top two head the field once more Darryl Sherer finds that Redoute’s Choice and Encosta De Lago were again the clear leaders in Australia
he 2009-2010 racing season in Australia and New Zealand was a good one. While there was a changing of the guard on the track, with several notable absences, the status quo on the stallion front was very much maintained. It was a close-run thing and Redoute’s Choice won with earnings of only A$300,000 over Encosta De Lago. In New Zealand, the result was decided very early on with Volksraad taking his title ahead of Pins and Zabeel
Two at the top are clear The result in the southern hemisphere is almost an irrelevance as the same two names were at the top and held a clear lead over their rivals. Redoute’s Choice was given an added late advantage when his threeyear-old daughter Melito took the final Group 1 race of the Australian season, the Winter Stakes at Eagle Farm. In all, the Arrowfield stallion was represented by 18 stakes victories – the highest number of any stallion in Australia or New Zealand. But for Redoute’s it is not just quality – he can also boast of quantity with over 50 per cent winners to his 281 runners for the season. Redoute’s Choice got himself three
Redoute’s Choice (pictured) and Encosta De Lago were over A$1 million clear of Lonhro
Group 1 winners this season. The runaway Queensland Derby-winning filly Dariana, who is related to Wemyss Bight and Oasis Dream, the Toorak Handicap winner Allez Wonder and the most recent Melito. The trio are all fillies. In Beneteau, winner of the Prelude Stakes (G3) and third home in the Blue Diamond Stakes (G1), Arrowfield has a very promising juvenile to run next season, while Redoute’s Choice was also represented abroad by the UAE Derby winner Musir, who ironically is out of a Encosta De Lago mare. Shadwell Stud has a promising colt in England in the shape of the Coventry Stakes runner-up Elzaam – John Messara’s bold plan of not shuttling the stallion, but allowing northern hemisphere covers, could well pay off handsomely. Of interest, Redoute’s Choice’s Group 1-winning relative Al Maher has started his
stud career most promisingly and he could be a horse ready to step-up a notch next season. With 336 representatives, Encosta De Lago had more runners than any other stallion in Australia or New Zealand last season. From those he got 146 winners with 11 stakes wins and he finished over As$1 million clear of Lonhro, the next stallion on the list. Encosta De Lago’s Queen Elizabeth Stakes (G1) winner Road To Rock, who retires to stand in New Zealand, was his major domestic (winner Sacred Kingdom picked up three Group 1s in Sha Tin) but he has several promising young horses, notably the filly Precious Lorraine, who looked Group class when sweeping through to take the Gibson-Carmichael Stakes (L) at Flemington in March. Sirmione finished second in the Australian Cup (G1), Ultra Fantasy won the Sprint Cup (G1) in Sha Tin having
southern hemisphere sires Leading General Sires by earnings 2009-2010 (Australia and New Zealand) Stallion
Redoute’s Choice Encosta de Lago Lonhro Street Cry Zabeel Commands Testa Rossa More Than Ready Fastnet Rock General Nediym High Chaparral Choisir Scenic Pentire Flying Spur Hussonet Red Ransom Show a Heart Montjeu Danehill Dancer Shamardal Pins Bel Esprit Johannesburg Exceed and Excel Mossman Danzero Sequalo
Danehill AUS Fairy King AUS Octagonal AUS Machiavellian AUS Sir Tristram NZ by Danehill AUS by Perugino AUS Southern Halo AUS Danehill AUS Nediym Sadler’s Wells NZ Danehill Dancer AUS Sadler’s Wells Be My Guest NZ Danehill AUS Mr Prospector AUS Roberto AUS Brave Warrior AUS Sadler’s Wells Danehill AUS Giant’s Causeway AUS Snippets NZ Royal Academy AUS Hennessy Danehill AUS Success Express AUS Danehill AUS Rustic Amber AUS
146 146 104 77 121 148 134 121 62 118 27 96 52 71 101 104 61 101 56 91 43 100 94 72 94 73 89 105
281 336 183 142 231 297 269 255 132 259 67 209 108 155 251 193 130 196 128 209 74 197 212 166 197 157 195 269
9 6 6 4 5 5 2 6 8 1 4 5 5 4 3 2 2 3 6 0 2 3 1 2 0 1 1 1
3 1 1 2 4 1 2 1 3 0 3 1 2 2 1 1 2 1 3 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0
Of the leading stallions, High Chaparral had far fewer runners making his performance all the more worthy of praise
twice finished behind Sacred Kingdom, while Valdemoro came home in second in the Vinery Stud Stakes (G1). Street Cry got himself two Group 1 winners (including Shocking, winner of the Melbourne Cup) as well as a winners to runners strike rate of 54 per cent. Vinery Stud’s Southern Halo stallion More Than Ready enjoyed another successful season with nine stakes winners and a top ten finish by earnings. He finished nearly an exact A$100,000 behind Zabeel, who, though in the twilight of a glorious stud career, is still an effective influence on the track. The eight-year-old Zavite kept sire Zabeel’s name in lights when winning the Auckland Cup (G1), while Zabrasive collected the Rosehill Guineas (G1) from Rock Classic before managing a fourth in the Australian
Derby (G1) behind the High Chaparral three. The Cambridge Stud stallion is on track to break his own sire Sir Tristram’s tally of stakes winners. The Caloundra Cup winner Ironstein was the 132nd for
9,195,522 Melito, $1,314,700 8,921,164 Road to Rock, $843,725 7,535,752 Denman, $1,128,900 7,506,633 Shocking, $3,682,400 6,939,570 Zavite (NZ), $964,570 6,482,808 Skilled, $388,850 6,158,133 Ortensia, $549,800 5,939,652 More Joyous (NZ), $474,550 5,725,511 Wanted, $1,013,500 5,633,298 Military Rose, $1,527,000 5,618,156 So You Think (NZ), $2,238,300 5,308,554 Starspangledbanner, $1,127,625 5,221,928 Viewed, $1,764,500 4,953,241 Rangirangdoo (NZ), $1,583,500 4,856,763 Alverta, $618,050 4,546,391 Eagle Falls, $515,350 4,354,924 Typhoon Tracy, $1,319,400 4,353,831 Heart of Dreams, $556,000 4,091,788 Tavistock (NZ), $437,874 4,008,992 Ambers Waltz, $439,100 3,962,336 Faint Perfume, $1,412,450 3,650,342 Katie Lee (NZ), $772,969 3,617,895 Black Caviar, $349,000 3,616,569 Turffontein, $662,000 3,615,310 Very Discreet, $255,715 3,593,339 Neeson, $361,150 3,579,247 Extra Zero, $517,500 3,553,295 Burdekin Blues, $335,500
Zabeel, whose daughter Jessicabeel ran away with the Sydney Cup (G1) in April and is already being touted as one of the major chances in the Melbourne Cup. Only Zabeel sired more Group 1 winners than Redoute’s and shuttle stallion High Chaparral, who is travelling this year to Australia rather than New Zealand. Of the leading stallions, High Chaparral had far fewer runners making his performance all the more worthy of praise. More Joyous was More Than Ready’s headline act – the filly was unbeaten through the season collecting the Flight Stakes (G1) en route, while another Gai Waterhouse-trained inmate, the three-year-old colt Brightexpectations, won the Group 2 Pago Pago Stakes. More Strawberries finished third
southern hemisphere sires in the Slipper Stakes, maintaining the sire’s good form with juveniles.
The two young stallions who consolidated this season after promising starts at stud are Lonhro and Fastnet Rock. Lonhro won 11 times at Group 1 level over distances ranging from 1400 to 2000m so understandably much expected of him in his second career. After a slightly slow start which saw his fee reduced from A$60,000, a record price for a new sire at stud in Australia, Lonhro struck back strongly through the 2009-210 season with 12 stakes winners and 2o stakes wins from 173 runners. Sadly his main standard bearer, the Group 1 winner Denman, was unable to
as a cheap purchase from the December Sale at Tattersalls, Volksraad, a son of Green Desert, has more than fulfilled the hopes Windsor Park Stud. This was his eighth New Zealand title and the last horse to accomplish that feat in New Zealand was the great Foxbridge. This season his major winners in New Zealand included the New Zealand Derby winner Military Move – his 13th Group 1 winner – Veloce Bella and the evergreen Sir Slick, while in Australia he got the Goodwood Handicap (G1) winner Velocitea and his daughter Mexican Rose triumphed at Group level in Singapore. Pins did not have a fully fit El Segundo to help him, but the Australian-bred son of Snippets still crunched some impressive numbers. In New Zealand his daughter
fulfill plans to run in Britain, but he is due to return to stand alongside his sire at Darley’s Kelvinside property in the Hunter Valley. Chelmsford Stakes (G2) winner O’Lonhro has also retired to stud, going to Larneuk Stud in Victoria. As a Group 1 sprinting son of Danehill, much was expected of Fastnet Rock and he has not disappointed; his figures were bordering on exceptional. Better than 50 per cent winners to runners with just two crops to race, Fastnet Rock got nine stakes winners from 118 runners, headed by the Newmarket Handicap winner Wanted, who will stand his first season at Eliza Park Stud in Victoria in 2010
Volksraad: a king in New Zealand
Considering he started his stud career
Leading 2yo Sires by earnings 2009-2010 (Australia and New Zealand) Stallion
Stratum General Nediym Snitzel Oratorio Redoute’s Choice Commands More Than Ready Foreplay Mossman Hidden Dragon Fastnet Rock Starcraft Domesday Jet Spur Encosta de Lago Invincible Spirit Lonhro Exceed and Excel Danehill Dancer Choisir Ferocity Not a Single Doubt Blackfriars Falvelon Shamardal Show a Heart Flying Spur Lion Heart
Redoute’s Choice AUS Nediym Redoute’s Choice AUS Stravinsky AUS Danehill AUS Danehill AUS Southern Halo AUS Danehill AUS Success Express AUS Danehill AUS Danehill AUS Soviet Star AUS Red Ransom AUS Flying Spur AUS Fairy King AUS Green Desert Octagonal AUS Danehill AUS Danehill AUS Danehill Dancer AUS Lion Hunter AUS Redoute’s Choice AUS Danehill AUS Alannon AUS Giant’s Causeway AUS Brave Warrior AUS Danehill AUS Tale of the Cat AUS
Wnrs 14 15 10 7 16 12 13 3 12 11 10 9 4 12 13 8 13 16 4 10 5 10 5 9 7 8 6 2
Rnrs 54 50 32 24 38 48 42 19 42 43 40 28 20 33 39 26 37 44 17 30 18 30 25 30 21 20 42 16
1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 2 0
1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3,075,645 2,761,388 1,271,342 1,179,355 1,179,273 1,122,473 1,096,940 1,057,705 970,690 965,805 908,384 899,090 887,279 884,390 749,131 683,487 666,550 656,999 580,270 539,225 506,525 497,005 488,400 459,025 455,219 445,676 438,752 431,950
Crystal Lily, $2,289,250 Military Rose, $1,527,000 Chance Bye, $523,700 Motion Pictures, $618,000 Shaaheq, $375,500 Skilled, $388,850 More Strawberries, $348,400 Decision Time, $952,150 Buffering, $334,500 Steel Dragon, $301,800 Hinchinbrook, $368,500 Star Witness, $717,700 Pressday, $623,650 Fanciful, $143,500 Precious Lorraine, $126,550 Yosei, $252,225 Breitling, $155,300 Curtana, $147,400 Ambers Waltz, $439,100 Lohan, $136,500 Gentle Giant, $188,000 No Hesitation, $165,390 Miss Condition, $245,900 Craiglea Gee Tee, $71,140 Mundi Gully, $93,200 Toorak Toff, $243,745 Miss Gai Flyer, $128,388 Bianca Jewel, $395,500
southern hemisphere sires
Stratum: the leading two-yearold and first-season sire
The leading sire of two-year-olds and leading first-season sire was Stratum. The Golden Slipper-winning son of Redoute’s Choice made the best possible start to his stud career by siring the Golden Slipper winner Crystal Lily. The big money win sealed the title for him. She was his only Group race winner, but Stratum was also sire of the promising Listed winner Pellizotti and the TJ Smith Stakes (G1) third American crew. Stratum was also leading sire by number of
second-placed Snitzel as well Bradbury’s Luck, Ferocity, Al Samer and further down the list Undoubtedly and Break The Vault. Snitzel’s leading performer Chance Bye picked up a Group 2 in February before finishing down the field in the Slipper. The other first-season sires to get Group 1 race winners were Domesday, Starcraft and Oratorio. Domesday’s Pressday won the TJ Smith Stakes (G1) as well as two further Group 2s, while the Blue Diamond Stakes (G1) was won by Starcraft’s son Star Witness (his only Group winner so far in both hemispheres), while Oratorio got the winner of Auckland Diamond Stakes (G1). The Danehill’s influence was further maintained through grandsons through Foreplay and Hidden Dragon.
It seems that Redoute’s Choice is turning into a sire of sires and the dominance of his line has a danger of becoming stifling
Katie Lee registered a Guineas double in successive weeks, first putting the boys in their place in the colts’ version before following up in the 1,000 Guineas.
winners produced, though he easily had the most runners of all this group of stallions. It seems that Redoute’s Choice is turning into a sire of sires and the dominance of his line has a danger of becoming stifling as not only is he the sire of Stratum but also of the
Leading First-Season Sires by earnings 2009-2010 (Australia and New Zealand) Stallion
Stratum Snitzel Foreplay Hidden Dragon Starcraft Domesday Jet Spur Ferocity Bradbury’s Luck Dubawi Bearcat Oratorio Keep the Faith Al Samer Snippetson Trade Fair Barely a Moment Pearl of Love God’s Own Mr Nancho Benicio Seidnazar Undoubtedly King of Happiness Storming Home Break The Vault Marmottan Heritage
Redoute’s Choice AUS Redoute’s Choice AUS Danehill AUS Danehill AUS Soviet Star AUS Red Ransom AUS Flying Spur AUS Lion Hunter AUS Redoute’s Choice AUS Dubai Millennium AUS Danehill AUS Danehill AUS Sunday Silence AUS Redoute’s Choice AUS Snippets AUS Zafonic AUS Gilded Time AUS Peintre Celebre Redoute’s Choice AUS Southern Halo NZ More Than Ready AUS Rory’s Jester AUS Redoute’s Choice AUS Spinning World AUS Machiavellian Redoute’s Choice AUS Redoute’s Choice AUS Flying Spur AUS
Wnrs 14 10 3 11 9 4 12 5 8 5 3 3 3 6 9 2 4 3 4 1 5 2 1 2 1 2 0 1
Rnrs 54 32 19 43 28 20 33 18 34 30 10 17 24 19 42 8 30 11 20 8 25 16 6 5 4 11 8 4
1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3,075,645 1,271,342 1,057,705 965,805 899,090 887,279 884,390 506,525 431,053 322,335 319,305 286,477 262,055 235,945 200,572 185,090 171,573 138,700 132,602 123,277 110,900 96,544 80,518 66,300 62,972 56,300 47,650 42,000
Crystal Lily, $2,289,250 Chance Bye, $523,700 Decision Time, $952,150 Steel Dragon, $301,800 Star Witness, $717,700 Pressday, $623,650 Fanciful, $143,500 Gentle Giant, $188,000 Ringa Ringa Rosie, $238,100 Cellarmaster (NZ), $138,756 Time to Climb, $250,600 Banchee (NZ), $215,949 Socks, $111,225 Mr Chard, $88,850 Fast Clip, $33,630 Absolute Pleasure, $117,000 Life Is a Cabernet, $59,963 Sweet Serenity, $62,500 Heavens Own, $29,500 Nacho Man (NZ), $118,185 Miss Opulence, $29,750 Derippa, $64,880 Luckyi’Mbarefoot, $70,938 Queen of Happiness, $60,000 Lion Tamer (NZ), $61,188 Been Broke Before, $40,300 Corvidae, $42,550 Flying Heritage, $42,000
Orby sires include: Authorized Azamour Cape Cross Dansili Dalakhani Danehill Dancer Dubawi Dylan Thomas Galileo Giants Causeway Holy Roman Emperor Iffraaj Intikhab Invincible Spirit Kings Best Marju Medaglia D'Oro Montjeu Mr Greeley Oasis Dream Oratorio Pivotal Shamardal TeoďŹ lo Zamindar etc.
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in conversation with john o’connor
In conversation with...
...John O’Connor, a past chairman of the ITBA
who has recently become president of the organisation. A member of the EBF council, O’Connor, who manages Ballylinch Stud, is a successful sales consignor whose farm was the leading vendor by average at the recent Arqana August Sale We were. We knew we were bringing a small but very select draft, but by now I suppose I am fairly experienced as to what is required at this sale and we have been lucky at this sale over the years. We select the horses very carefully that will suit the Deauville market and because ours are not French-breds, they have to be well above average types: they have to appeal to the international buyers or be something that is not readily available to French purchasers themselves. To be fair, Arqana’s selection team is very good and normally Eric Hoyeau and Bernard Salvat come to us and they are very diligent in their approach. They come to us around the Irish Guineas weekend – it is early in the life of a yearling so it requires a certain amount of knowledge and experience as to which horses will be ready in time.
The Lawmans are looking very promising… We chose two nice individuals to take to Deauville; I suppose in effect to showcase the stallion. However, I was extremely pleased by the standard of the other yearlings by Lawman in the sale. I have been struck by the consistency of their movement and action. I had already known from our own group that they have very good temperaments – they are very calm horses – but a number of agents came up to me at the sale to say how impressed they have been by the first ones from this first crop. Hopefully, this will be replicated across all the sales – I am hopeful as I have had good reports from other farms.
How important is it for a new sire have a successful first sales year? It is vital. People make snap judgements as to whether a stallion is going to succeed or not and I think it is important that a first sale reflects well on young stallions.
Are you not in danger or setting up a stallion for a fall once his runners get to the racecourse? It is a danger, but I think I would prefer to take my chances
A very good sales season enables a new stallion to build on his books through that crucial fourth year, which I think is very important as it helps to prevent the trough that regularly occurs with young stallions
You must have been delighted with your results at Deauville?
with that particular problem than the other way around! But yes, expectations are always raised by stallions whose first crop sell very well and it makes it more difficult to deliver, but I think it is always better to work that way than have disappointing sales and then try and build on that for the stallion. A very good sales season enables a new stallion to build on his books through that crucial fourth year, which I think is very important as it helps to prevent the trough that regularly occurs with young stallions. I think Lawman has an advantage in that his first crop foals impressed people and he actually covered more mares in this season than in his first year, which is unusual.
Did all your stallions have good spring seasons? Yes, we had a busy year and in fact it was our second busiest year ever! In 2009, we saw a drop in the numbers, but things recovered very well this year. In the context of a changing dynamic in the number of mares and the number being bred in both England and Ireland and the market and economy generally, we were very happy with our spring.
in conversation with john o’connor And Intense Focus – how was he received? He was extremely popular and covered nearly 150 mares. A lot of people asked about his “CC” genome, but I don’t know whether it was a deciding factor or not. I think in his particular case he is a very attractive looking young horse, a Dewhurst winner in record time and his sire [Giant’s Causeway] looks as though he might be becoming an important young sire of sires. Intense Focus also comes from a good family and was attractively priced – I think the package as a whole was attractive to people. He was also well-supported by Jim Bolger with his mares, and anyone who knows Jim Bolger knows that he doesn’t do things by halves! When Jim decides to support a horse with his mares, he really gets behind him.
It will be interesting with the genome information in mind, how the stallion’s progeny will develop… It will. But, as a stallion manager, you try and give a stallion every advantage that you can; you try and ensure that he covers compatible mares who have qualities of their own that they can pass on. After that it is the intrinsic merit of the stallion that will make him good or bad. The important thing is to give him every chance to do that – if you achieve that, then you have done your job as a stallion manager.
John Ferguson has said that he can see stallion fees falling further this autumn… I don’t think the successful stallions will be dropping in price, and I am pretty sure that the Darley stallions, Dubawi and Shamardal, who have had such a good year this summer, will not be given a cut in their fees! However, those unsuccessful or under-performing stallions will certainly see a considerable fall in their nomination prices. Of interest, most of this year’s leading colts are not owned by the big stallion farms, which is a change from previous years, and it will be interesting to see where they go. New stallions have been a scarce commodity over the last few years and it has meant that any such available horses have become very expensive. With a few more than usual this year to come onto the market with luck they won’t be so expensive, which will mean that they might perhaps start their seasons at a lower nomination level than in previous years.
How does your Goffs Orby draft look? We have over 20 going there. We are happy with the horses. We try and divide our draft up so that we have good strong individuals going to every sale.
What are your thoughts as to the rest of the sales season? I think what has happened at Deauville will be reflected through the sales season in general – very nice individuals with attractive pedigrees will still make very good prices, while the rest, the average horse or the below
in conversation with john o’connor average horse, will find it tough to find buyers. And this is going to be the case for this year and possibly for the next year or two. We are in a transition period in the bloodstock market and there is less money available from purchasers. On the positive side the supply of horses has definitely started to fall and while that will take a couple of years to take effect, eventually an equilibrium will be found, as it always does in these situations. I have seen a few peaks and troughs in my time and I don’t think this one is any different to the previous ones.
And what are your thoughts regarding the lack of activity by the Maktoum family at Deauville? At the moment it is hard to be definite about that as it was the first time for a number of years that Ramadan has been a factor at Deauville. But maybe, anyway, it is time for the industry to get used to a reduced investment by the Maktoum family, and if this is going to be the case – let’s get on with it! All industries need to have a balance to its supply and demand and, sometimes, when a very dominant player reduces its investment it does allow other people the opportunity to take a closer look at getting further involved. The Maktoum family will decide for themselves what they want to do. They are having success with their homebreds, which is good, but I am sure they will always be on the look out for exceptional individuals to add to their racing string. Maybe this reduced sales investment will be the new reality.
It is obviously challenging times for the ITBA to be advising breeders in Ireland? It is. One of the good things about the ITBA is that the council is a very cohesive body and it is peopled by active breeders who have an investment stake in the industry so they understand
what is going on. The ITBA has worked very well over the last few years and I think under Joe Foley’s chairmanship he reinvigorated it – one of the great new initiatives has been the YITBA, which has brought in a lot of young people. Breeders are finding things more difficult at the moment, but the ITBA has been consistent in its approach even through the Celtic Tiger years and has always advised breeders to focus on breeding only from their better mares or using mares who are good individuals. The ITBA has had an over-production committee for the last eight years, but the problem has been that in a period of bouyancy it is hard to get people to focus. Now everyone can see that it was wise advice. We will continue to give that advice and help people through the downturn. We organise a lot of activities, the Expo being perhaps the largest, but also many seminars in order to educate breeders on such issues as health matters, the breeding of quality horses – in fact on all aspects of the industry. I am sure under the new chairmanship of Dr Dean Harron, we will continue to build on that.
Breeders now have a lot of added costs when producing their foals – Racing Post Bonus payments and increased sales entry cost – as well as the Foal Levy. There has been some debate as to the future necessity of the Levy… There are now a lot of “added” costs to producing a foal or yearling, but the ITBA is a supporter of the sales bonuses as a self-help scheme and I think it has largely succeeded in what it set out to do. But it is obviously an added cost for breeders at a time when incomes are dropping and people are looking at the extra costs. From an Irish breeders’ point of view, the money from the Levy is a well focussed spend with a proportion going to the Irish Equine Centre, Irish Thoroughbred Marketing and the ITBA. The money that is raised for the Equine Centre goes towards
Lot 92 is a Ballylinch-consigned Arqana filly by Lawman. She is out of the dual Listed winner Slip Dance and fetched Є260,000
in conversation with john o’connor Bought by Agence FIPS, this Ballylinch Galileo colt fetched Є420,000. He is the fourth foal out of Danaskaya, a juvenile champion filly in Ireland
Although the Levy is an extra cost and people feel that it is an extra burden on them at this time, perhaps these costs help to focus the mind on ensuring that you keep the mares that can afford to carry those costs
protecting the health of the Irish thoroughbred industry and indirectly those mares visiting Ireland also. With the amount of travel within the industry and intra-community travel within Europe, the challenges facing the industry across Europe are much greater and the money that goes to the Equine Centre is vital. ITM does a very good job, helping fuel demand which is essential at this time, while the proportion going to the ITBA to be spent on the funding of seminars in order to educate breeders helps ensure that our thoroughbred product is as good as it can be. Although the Levy is an extra cost and people feel that it is an extra burden on them at this time, perhaps these costs help to focus the mind on ensuring that you only keep the mares who can afford to carry those costs. If she can’t, you have to think closely regarding her future.
With the new plans regarding funding of Irish racing, has the ITBA been involved in any of those discussions? We are very supportive of the approach taken by Horseracing Ireland (HRI) and Brian Kavanagh has spoken on a number of occasions to our council. We are right behind HRI, the central body which negotiates with the government on racing’s behalf. I think that HRI has done a great job ensuring crossparty support for new legislation for the betting industry.
What do you think of the proposals advocating a new licensing system for bookmakers? Although I can’t comment on specifics, I think the idea of regulating betting certainly within Ireland, and in fact right across Europe to avoid leakage of badly needed funding, is vitally important. We are very supportative of HRI efforts in this regard. The ITBA has made a great effort to ensure that politicians right across the spectrum are well informed about the bloodstock industry and in this regard it is very pleasing to see the excellent
paper produced by the Labour party on the funding of racing.
Do you see a Europe wide-approach as the way forward? I am a big believer in cooperation between breeders from different countries in Europe; that was always my approach while I was chairman of the ITBA. There is a lot to be gained from close cooperation between the racing and the breeding industries both within Ireland and right across Europe. I think there is a need for a Europe-wide approach, eventually, as many of these issues come under European law. The more cooperation there can be between individual countries to try and get a well-balanced system of funding the better.
Denis Brosnan has advocated closure of some racecourses in Ireland, do you have views on that? I don’t actually have a strong view on that as every business has to
in conversation with john o’connor look carefully at its own business model. It is nice to have a diversity of racecourses in Ireland; we don’t have a huge number of racecourses and if you close down a racecourse but still want the same number of meetings in the programme book, you might be in danger of putting a lot of pressure on the racing surfaces at other tracks. You have to be very careful to maintain the safety of racecourses for the horses and added pressure on the tracks might make it difficult to maintain standards.
Racecourse attendances have been falling in Ireland, do you see a solution? At times when cash is a bit scarce, it is difficult for people to spend their money on leisure activities. So it has been good to see that the important Festival meetings are close to being as popular as ever, but it is probably fair to say that racing has to work even harder to draw crowds through the door. Equally I think that all of us who are part of the racing industry should encourage people to go racing as much as possible. But, if you look at the French system and their racing model, it is not necessarily essential to have massive crowds on a daily basis in order to have a healthy and vibrant industry. I do support racing being targeted towards the better horses – people have expressed a view that that is what they like to see and that would draw in the crowds: better racing rather than low class racing.
What are your thoughts regarding the current British racing industry? While I don’t like to comment on what is happening in other countries,
I feel that the falls in prize-money in Britain to be very worrying. The UK has always been the engine of the industry and I think that the apparent lack of cohesiveness within the political groups in the country does not help matters
With media stories floating around regarding abandoned horses in Ireland, what does the ITBA do to ensure that it not an issue for the thoroughbred industry and to work with other groups in the wider equine world? We have set up a responsible ownership committee within the ITBA and have always taken the view that every breeder should look after every horse that they own and that no horse should be neglected or abandoned. If ever a thoroughbred breeder is found to have neglected his horses, we are fully supportive of the law being used to deal with the case. The ITBA is also involved in the Joint Industry Welfare Group with representatives from ITBA, HRI, ITM and Horse Sport Ireland. This gives an industry-wide approach to welfare. The Department of Agriculture is taking a pro-active view including the microchipping of non-thoroughbred horses – good progress is being made. We are also focussing on the positive and we are working with other groups in the horse world to try and minimise the numbers of horses who find themselves in a neglected state. In that sense it is important to take a balanced view, but most breeders, certainly those I know of, are conscious of their responsibilities. We try and assist and we support the welfare organisations in Ireland, including Irish Horse Welfare Trust.
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Castlebridge and beyond
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Bill Dwan and Andrew Mead talk about the multi-faceted operation that is The Castlebridge Consignment by Elaine Clarke
Castlebridge in numbers Mares boarding at Castlebridge West:
30 - 40
Mares boarding at Castlebridge East:
15 - 20
Yearlings likely to offered this autumn:
80 - 100
Foals likely to be offered this year:
Mares likely to be offered this year:
hose attending Tattersalls and Goffs sale will be familiar with a tall man often wearing a red jacket standing in the centre of the gangway watching attentively as The Castlebridge Consignment draft goes through the ring. Approachable, helpful and committed – Bill Dwan has been the public face of the Castlebridge Consignment for the last five years. However, the agency now has a second base in Newmarket and is in fact run by four directors: Dwan and his wife Tara, daughter and former assistant of Irish trainer Michael Cunningham, as well as Andrew Mead and Marion Goodbody, who gave up running their bloodstock agency to take a more active and visable role in the operation. “My father used to breed and sell NH horses at Goffs and Tattersalls and that was where my initial interest stems from,” recalls Dwan. “When I finished school I did the Irish National Stud course after which I travelled to New Zealand for a stud season. “From there I was with Coolmore where I was based for eight years. I did six seasonal stints to Australia where I worked with Danehill and Last Tycoon when they shuttled to Japan; it was a great opportunity to travel with very high profile stallions. “I left Coolmore to manage Ballygallon Stud in County Kilkenny for the Strudwicks before eventually setting up my own business here in County Meath in 2002. “We now have two farms near Trim in County Meath and we also have a
Yearlings walking at Castlebridge East, the operation’s farm at Newmarket
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Andrew Mead oversees Castlebridge East, which boards and walks-in mares as well as preps a number of the yearlings that are to be consigned at Tattersalls
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new premises in Newmarket, which we call Castlebridge East,” he says. Fellow directors Mead and Goodbody can also boast of a solid grounding in the industry: both graduated from the Newmarket Bloodstock Agency, which was run by the late Richard Galpin. It was a route that has been taken by a whole host of leading agents, including John Warren, Dick O’Gorman, Geoffrey Howson, Andrew Sime, Hugo Merry and others. “Richard could be extremely difficult to work for!” recalls Mead. “He was hugely volatile and his companies always seemed to be on the verge of bankruptcy, mainly due to Richard’s extravagant lifestyle! His long-suffering wife Vivian was continually keeping the ship afloat. “But he was a great man for giving someone a chance. After years of being an assistant trainer I was working on a farm in Kentucky and suddenly I was plucked back to Newmarket and found myself behind a desk wearing a suit.” Goodbody followed Mead to the NBA and a few years later the pair combined to form the successful bloodstock agency of Mead Goodbody, which specialised in the Japanese market. The pair sold two Derby winners to Japan in the year of their Epsom triumphs. At Goffs in 2001, Mead and Goodbody
purchased a yearling from John Osborne, now chief executive of the Irish National Stud, and was looking for someone to break it in; Goodbody suggested Dwan, having met his father in the hunting field. The yearling provided the first link between the Newmarket-based agents and The Castlebridge Consignment. Within a few months the four were chatting one evening around a table in Michael Cunningham’s house and came to the conclusion that there was a gap in the market for a good consignor. From that impromptu meeting, The Castlebridge Consignment was born. “As Marion and I were still active with our bloodstock company, Bill and Tara took the lead and became the public face of Castlebridge over the next years when it was growing fast,” says Mead. “Marion and I tried to keep our involvement to a minimum in order to prevent any conflicts of interest, whilst still carrying out much of the administration and company promotion from the Newmarket office.” By 2007, The Castlebridge Consignment
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the castlebridge consignment tend to handle Goffs, it simply makes more sense for them to look after the Irish sales whilst I’m back in the Newmarket office.” The Castlebridge partners make use of Mead’s and Goodbody’s Newmarket house and office, which is adjacent to Tattersalls, through the Newmarket sales, while their Deauville house, which was purchased some ten years ago, provides the ideal base for the Arqana August and December Sales. “I’d hate to have to try and work sales out of a hotel room now!” admits Mead. “It ultimately adds more to the costs and we can operate a lot more efficiently having houses and offices available in three countries.” Away from the work at the sales, Dwan is able to cover the ground in Ireland, while Mead can view and manage the UK side so cutting down on the number of cross-Irish Sea trips either would have to make otherwise. It all adds to the efficiency of the business, which certainly sees itself as a Europe-wide operation. The English arm called Castlebridge East is found just outside Newmarket and is overseen by Mead. “We keep about 20 mares at the Newmarket farm and have a good Australian manager in Megan Purtill,” explains Mead. “Since the start of the year we have also had the use of a second farm in the locality, which gives us plenty of flexibility and allows us to combine boarding with our sale prepping. It’s important to us that clients realise we have excellent facilities in both England and Ireland. ” Dwan continues: “Castlebridge East is a great base to accommodate those mares walking in to the Newmarket stallions.
had grown to such an extent that it became clear to Mead and Goodbody that it was time to give up their partnership and take a more active role in the consigning operation. “Marion and Bill seem to have developed into our Fairyhouse specialists, and as the sale ground is so close to Bill’s home, the main Castlebridge Farm in County Meath, while Marion has a farm in Ireland also, so it works particularly well,” says Mead. “They also
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Tattersalls Ireland September draft
Bill Dwan: has a “radar” for spotting a buyer
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the castlebridge consignment “And we prep the UK yearlings and foals, which we consign at Tattersalls, on the farm. Furthermore, it allows us flexibility if we have double standings at the larger sales in Tattersalls and acts as a base for horses we may have travelling to and from Newmarket from other countries.”
Thoughts for this autumn
Although Castlebridge sold at Deauville this year, it did not have a consignment at Doncaster. “At Deauville, we were lucky to have a nice Oasis Dream colt out of Cap Coz, who was born and reared here on the farm for a longestablished client. He sold well for €500,000 and went to Demi O’Byrne,” says Dwan. “Overall, I thought that trade was quite strong given that we are in a tricky market and that the Maktoums were not as active as before. The average and medians were down, but we sold our entire draft.” But warns Dwan, the French market must be treated with care – as must the rest of the sales season, though he does not see a reduction in Maktoum involvement as a bad thing. “You must have a very nice horse to sell at Deauville if they are not eligible for the
French premiums – six of our draft were not eligible, but because they were strong individuals they still sold,” he says. “There is no doubt that we are probably in for tough times at this year’s sales with still too many horses and not enough buyers, but I remain cautiously optimistic – if the market is only back 10 to 15 per cent without Maktoum involvement then that in itself is not too bad, also it encourages other buyers to get involved at the top end perhaps more realistically than in the past. “I think nice horses are probably more affordable now than they were in the past. “But everyone has had to look at their costs – if a market has dropped 10 to 30 per cent, you have to look at how to survive in view of those falls in prices. “Stallion fees should come down accordingly in everyone’s interest. I do think that the stallion masters, who have done so in the past, will again have to consider further fee cuts in order to come into line with current sales figures,” he foresees.
It’s all in the planning
Both Dwan and Mead do a considerable amount of the legwork inspecting prospective sales yearlings before
making recommendations as to which sale may best fit a client’s offering. “You need a horse that is physically very mature to prepare them for an August sales date – it’s not easy,” recommends Dwan. “Yearlings at Deauville, who have travelled from UK and Ireland, also have to be able to cope with the journey involved. “Typically the Doncaster-type horse is very forward and must be a good mover, even if foresaking a little on pedigree. Goffs and Tattersalls are more traditional type sales, where a more Classic-type of horse fits in. “When we go into any yard or farm, we firstly look physically at the horse, then access the pedigree, discuss with the owner what their wishes are and then we guide them as to where we think they will do best. But, in the end, the sales companies will accept what they feel is going to work best in their sales.” A yearling which is asked to take a cross-channel journey or head across the Irish Sea, inevitably involving greater time and expense, must warrant the extra efforts being asked of them. “In the past we have had horses suffer from travel sickness, so you have to be aware of the pitfalls of long-distance sales with some individuals,” advises Dwan. But the criteria that trainers and agents use to assess individuals has not changed a great deal, even in these times – it is just the volume of orders that has altered. “The bottom line with any horse you are trying to sell is that if they are not good looking, they won’t sell,” says Dwan. “This becomes very apparent if you stand outside a sale stable long enough – if you don’t have a nice horse with a good walk, then the pedigree will not compensate. “On the flip side a nice horse will sell anywhere, be it lot 1 or 401.”
Why use a sales consignor?
The Zamindar colt ex Absoluta who is catalogued as lot 744 in Book 2 at Tattersalls
In a relatively short time Castlebridge has built-up a client base that could be considered enviable by others. But these things don’t happen by accident, and the professional approach taken by Dwan et al to set up the business has reaped its own rewards. “We have established a good relationship with all the people we consign for,” smiles Dwan. “I think many breeders now are opting to use consigners due to the logistics of travelling to and getting staff for sales – it can be so much less stressful to let someone else take care of things while they themselves have more flexibility with
the castlebridge consignment their time and commitments at home.” Bloodstock agents and trainers argue that consigners save them a lot of time – always a scarce commodity – as the knowledgeable “front man” often knows what type of horses might suit them, while he can put horses in front of them that they may not have considered. “I feel that one of the advantages we have is that we have a good core group of people ‘showing’ for us at the sales,” explains Dwan. “They go from one sale to the next with us and return every season also. It’s very important to have good staff who know their job well.”
West and sold for 165,000gns at the Tattersalls December foal sale. “When you are selling horses it is important that they make good prices and get into good hands. If they go on to do well, then often the customer will come back again for more,” says Dwan.
What about the future?
What about the vetting conundrum?
Pre-sales vetting can be a nerve test for any vendor, but the addition of x-rays and endoscope dvds, which can be viewed and interpreted by a prospective purchaser’s vet, contributes to the tools available to would-be buyers. Dwan really feels that progress has been made in this area in the last few years. “How x-rays are read or interpreted has probably caused me more grey hairs than any other aspect of the sales!” grimaces Dwan. “One can go to a sale confident with what you have had taken at home only to find one vet with a ‘difference of opinion’ when interpreting an x-ray. It’s a very grey area and very subjective. “However, if someone is willing to spend a lot of money then they are fully entitled to have their own choice of vet to view x-rays and scope a horse. “I do feel that vets have become more forgiving on their interpretation of x-rays now than they were even five years ago – we are all aware of very successful racehorses who ‘failed’ their x-rays or scope at the sales only to go on to do good things on the racecourse. I think there is a better understanding of what could be problematic or not now.” And repositories get the thumbs up too. “If by lodging a dvd of an endoscope you can prevent a horse’s larynx being scoped eight or nine times then it has to be helpful – there is always a risk of infection or injury with repeated scopes taking place in a short space of time,” he says. The year-old Racing Post-sponsored Yearling Bonus scheme is seen by Dwan as a very welcome addition, particularly in Britain where prize-money is generally poor and again under threat. Dwan says: “I think any incentive that encourages would-be owners has to be viewed positively. There is no doubt that trainers such as Richard Hannon have been very
Montjeu ex Nordtanzerin: a Book 1 colt
successful in reaping the benefits of these. “The yearling bonus scheme in particular is very proactive and big help to those trying to encourage new people into racehorse ownership. Some vendors view it as an extra expense, but I feel it is a step in the right direction.”
What’s on offer this autumn?
Castlebridge has solid drafts of yearlings heading to the sales this autumn, the operation being on the verge of a busy month of sales through October. Of the quality offerings Dwan highlights a number that he is looking forward to presenting. At Tattersalls the farm offers a Montjeu half-brother to the Group 3 winner and Group 1 runner-up Mikhail Glinka. Both were homereared in Meath and Mikhail Glinka was sold by Castlebridge as a foal for 250,000gns. There is also a Teofilo half-sister to Irish 1,000 Guineas winner Nightime as well as an Oasis Dream colt out of Karliyna, who cost 240,000gns at the foal sales last November. The Goffs draft includes an Azamour colt out of Amoureux, who cost €165,000 at the Kildare venue as a foal, and a Teofilo colt out of dual Group 3 winner Redstone Dancer, who cost €110,000 last autumn. Castlebridge’s best sale to date came at the 2008 Tattersalls December Sale when selling the King’s Best mare Princess Dansante in foal to Dansili for 1.7 million guineas to John Ferguson. This year’s Epsom Derby second, At First Sight, was reared at Castlebridge
“Moving forward we all need to keep, if possible, increasing the quality of what we are offering,” says Dwan. “But for us the advantage of having boarding operations in both Ireland and the UK means we can keep our options open and avail of top stallions in both countries with ease, while also offering a full service to both Irish and UK breeders.” When asked about the possibility of developing a base in France, the response is predictable enough. “We certainly would not rule it out!” laughs the ambitious sales consignor. “The racing and sales structure in France is very good and works very well.” The four Castlebridge directors have successfully combined their individual talents to produce one of the most successful sale consigning teams in Europe. With four personalities involved, there is plenty of room for things not to work out, but the large-scale operation requires many differing talents and each has their own speciality – as Mead happily admits. “I’m obviously more of an office person than Bill, though I will show the odd yearling when pressed, and when Bill’s not looking! He tends to think one show by me each sale is more than enough!” laughs Mead. “But we are all in awe of Bill’s ability to spot approaching clients, it’s as if he has a radar and he’s always giving us warning when a buyer appears round a corner – though we perhaps should not be that surprised considering he’s a foot taller than the rest of us!“ Mead takes considerable satisfaction from organising the company marketing and events, and though the company is busy throughout the year moving from sales consigning in the autumn and winter to foaling mares in the spring, there is still some time spent thinking of others – every year The Castlebridge Consignment sends pens to schoolchildren in Africa. “We try to do something for charity each year and I’m waiting for the day when one of those kids turns up at a sale clutching a Castlebridge pen and buys a horse!,” smiles Mead.
Quietly doing a very good job Elaine Clark meets successful consignor Sarah Thompson of Triermore Stud
I’m afraid I am not very good about approaching trainers to coax them to look at our lots! I rather wait for them to come to us and hope they like what they see
FTER half a century producing quality thoroughbred youngstock, Triermore Stud had its first home-bred runner in the 1,000 Guineas. In the end, the dream did not come true, however Sent From Heaven finished a more than adaquate and competitive fourth in the Classic. But the filly’s performance was huge vindication of the long-term and top level care that the farm, now under the management of Sarah Thompson, aims to achieve. Triermore Stud, which is based in County Meath, was bought by the late Major K. Thompson in 1952 when it was still being run as a commercial drystock farm. The farm’s first mare Gorse Bloom was acquired in 1963. The criteria was very different then and the addition of a mare to the farm was far from the financial
mainstay which the current broodmare band now provides the enterprise. Today the family-owned stud is managed and run by a very hands-on Sarah Thompson, the daughter of the Major. On finishing school, Sarah spent a season in Australia before returning to Ireland where she worked for Billy Iceton at Tara Stud. A quiet lady, Billy would say to her: “Don’t hide your light under a bushel!” From Tara Stud, Thompson continued to follow her passion for the thoroughbred by spending two years at Ballymacoll Stud, where she foaled mares and worked with the young stock before moving back to Triermore. “After Ballymacoll I worked at Dollysgrove prepping yearlings and would return home in the evenings to do my work at Triermore,” she recalls. Never one to be idle, by the mid 1980s Thompson had established herself as
triermore stud full-time manager at Triermore and was committed to increasing and expanding the stud. Being of the fairer sex was incidental to Thompson and in no way did she ever feel it was a disadvantage in the high-pressured and still then a very male-dominiated bloodstock business.
Pin-hooking venture a success too
Paco Boy: the Group 1 Lockinge winner was pin-hooked by Thompson as a foal
A small low-key pin-hooking venture between Thompson and some of her friends met with some success – the Group winner Ashdown Express and Irish 1,000 Guineas third Storm Dream being two of note to have passed through the partnership. However, off Thompson’s own bat, her sharp eye and shrewd judgement led her to netting a big fish when she brought home a quality Desert Style colt for €18,000 from Goffs November Foal Sale in 2005. He has turned out to be Paco Boy. “I only looked at him because I knew the owner and had prepped horses for him in the past. The late Brian Grassick, who had bought mares for my father, had sent me off to look at five foals – none of which I could afford. But I liked Paco Boy right from the start; I thought he was a very good walker and he was just as nice if not nicer than the foals I had been sent to look at. “He was on very late in the evening, I had to go home to feed my young son and gave instructions to Brian to buy him. “But nobody wanted a Desert Style at the following autumn’s yearling sale and no one came to look at him in his stable. “We got him down to the ring very early – he outwalked everything but still failed to sell. I decided to take him to the Fairyhouse end-of-year simply because there was no
I liked Paco Boy right from the start; I thought he was a very good walker and he was just as nice if not nicer than the foals I had been sent to look at
hompson is now well known to all buyers, who hone in to inspect the Triermore home-bred drafts at the Goffs and Tattersalls sales. She is always at the stable door and is always happy, able and available to offer any information required – in most cases she knows more about the families involved than anyone. No doubt she would have transported the mare to and from stud for covering, managed her gestation and helped her to foal; there is very little that Thompson does not know about her stock! “I’m afraid I am not very good about approaching trainers to coax them to look at our lots!” she admits. “I rather wait for them to come to us and hope they like what they see. We try to produce forward, good-walking yearlings and I feel now that we do have a reputation for presenting a nice model. In most cases, because the stock are all homebreds, we can tell possible buyers all about the families and promote their strengths. “I love the sales, the buzz at the beginning and the anticipation of it all,” she smiles. “There always has to be an air of optimism in the build-up to sale day and then, once you arrive at the complex, it’s all go and adrenaline takes over. If you have a good sale it’s great – a reward for all the long days, late nights and days getting wet on the farm!” The stud, as befits a well-run commercial farm in Ireland, has had many good days at the sales, and in particular at Goffs last year. Despite last autumn’s difficult financial environment, the farm sold two yearlings for more than €100,000 – John Ferguson paid €260,000 for an Oasis Dream colt out of Speech Room (he has been named Shuhoor, but has not yet run), while a daughter by Holy Roman Emperor out of Ribblesdale winner Miletrian, who permanently boards on the stud for family friend Mr. Urs Schwarzenbach, was bought by Demi O’Byrne for €140,000. Named Inca Princess, the filly broke her maiden at Fairyhouse in July and at one time held a Moyglare Stud Stakes entry. Previously, the farm sold a Danehill daughter of Crystal Cross for Ir£250,000 to Peter Harris and in 1998 a Lure colt out of the
entry fee or commission at that sale. “We had to settle for €16,000 which did not even cover our costs! “He was entered into the Doncaster breeze-up sale at the ninth hour for his new owners.” The rest as they say is history. Perhaps this is justification for putting your faith in good-looking, good-walking, athletic individuals, even if they are by a stallion who, for no particular reason, may have lost commercial appeal. It is also a tribute to the quality of nursery that Triermore is – he is another good horses to have been nutured at the County Meath farm.
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It was wonderful to be at Newmarket with a home-bred runner in the Guineas, and I may well have been the only owner to have arrived on the bus from Stanstead!
same mare sold for Ir260,000 to Shadwell. Crystal Valkyrie, who was also by Danehill, was retained by the stud and, after winning as a two-year-old when trained by Barry Hills, she was retired to the farm. She has gone on to excel as a broodmare producing the Group 3 winner Above Average as well as that first Guineas runner Sent From Heaven, wh0 won the Prestige Stakes (G3) en route to that outing in the Newmarket 1,000 Guineas. Sent From Heaven was retained by the farm after missing her date at the yearling sales. “It was wonderful to have been at Newmarket with a home-bred runner in the Guineas, and I may well have been the only owner to have arrived on the bus from Stanstead!” laughs Thompson. “Not that it mattered as it was still a great day.” Knowing your families certainly does seem to make a difference and Thompson had no doubts whatsoever about pursuing another daughter of Crystal Crossing, Blue Crystal, whom she originally sold for Ir£80,000 at the 1999 Goff’s Orby Sale. Thompson bought the filly back after a winning three-year-old racing career. The mare has bred two winners from
three runners, including the Italian stakesplaced Golden Liberty from her first runners. Her Kheleyf two-year-old Aciano was sold as a foal to Pier House Stud, who reconsigned him as a yearling at the Tattersalls October Sale where he was bought by Hugo Merry for 70,000gns last year. He has gone into training with Michael Bell. “If you think something is good you want to stick with it and a mare from a good family can throw a nice horse up at any time,” says Thompson. Of the forthcoming draft for this year’s Goffs Orby Sale, Thompson picks out a daughter of Dylan Thomas out of the Lancashire Oaks winner State Crystal as her selection of the draft. “She was a May foal, but is very nice and very mature. We also have a good Red Clubs colt out of Blue Crystal going there.” The draft is completed by a One Cool Cat daughter of Crystal Valkyrie and a colt by Holy Roman Emperor out of Adjalisa. The farm is also sending two colts to the Tattersalls October Book 2 Yearling Sale. One is by Hurricane Run, whom Thompson describes as “a nice, big, scopey colt”, while
the other is by Excellent Art whom she says is “a really nice colt with a beautiful head – he will definitely be a two-year-old”. “I love going to Newmarket – you nearly always get nice weather, while you often get rained upon at Goffs!” she laughs. “A venture to Newmarket is almost like a little holiday whereas at Goffs, after showing all day, you rush home to run your eye over the farm and fall into bed before rushing back to the complex in the morning.” Of the yearling bonus scheme Thompson has her own, rather guarded, thoughts. “I’m sure it’s lovely if you own the winner of one and you get an extra £10,000, but it is another expense for the vendor and while we have supported it again this year I don’t honestly believe it will help a €5,000 yearling make €10,000 – whether it helps it make €5,000 instead of €2,000 – I don’t know!” The farm accommodates a number of permanent boarding mares, which are owned by close acquaintances. Mares are seldom sent abroad to be covered as the family are happy to avail of the selection of stallions both proven and unproven and available in Ireland. “If you have got a young mare you want to give her every chance and I prefer to use a proven horse that nicks with the family in her early broodmare career,” says Thompson. “A young mare really has to produce an early winner in order to give her a good footing. “I like a mare to have won and ran enough times to have proved her soundness, to have a good tap root and, of course, be good looking and a good walker. “If I were forced to forsake something it would be the broodmare sire – if you know families you can compromise on that. But what I really don’t like is a very big mare; I would rather them an inch smaller than an inch taller. I would also be aiming to breed a miler rather than something that wants further. “And we try not to overstock or overcrowd here as I do think that far too many horses are being bred on too high a stocking ratio. “We try like to turn our yearlings – weather permitting – when prepping for the sales.” Triermore creates a condusive environment for the development of young stock. The farm’s race and sales results prove that Triermore, which gets on with things without fanfare or plaudits, produces the best of thoroughbreds and is surely a great advert for the Irish bloodstock business. It will stand Thompson in good stead as she takes another optimistic journey to the yearling sales with this year’s well-prepared draft.
The legacy of the Bluegrass Kathleen Donovan meets Brereton Jones of Airdrie Stud, who explains how important it is for him to see Kentucky maintain its equine heritage
Brereton Jones and his wife Libby
Right here is the best farmland in the world, and we’re very fortunate to have it. It contributes dramatically to the quality of horses raised on it. As I say, we are stewards of it and want to care for it “Libby has a great love for the land, as do I,” he says. “It’s part of what made us fall in love with each other. We recognise that we are stewards of the land. The land doesn’t really belong to us; it belongs to future generations. We take care of it and try to leave it in better shape than we received it, hopefully not in any worse shape.” Jones is extremely passionate about
ome people BELIEVE Old Frankfort Pike is the prettiest road in Kentucky. As you drive along the road, which winds through thoroughbred farms shaded by tall trees old enough to tell 200-year-old stories of foals raised in the fields beyond the mortarless stone walls, you border the 2,500 acres of Airdrie Farm, named after the Alexander family’s ancestral home in Scotland. Airdrie sits on land that was originally called Woodburn Farm. It was owned by Robert Alexander and was home to Lexington, the progenitor of the American thoroughbred who led the stallion lists for 13 years in the mid-1800s. When the 500 acres of the original Woodburn, including its historic antebellum mansion, came on the market a few years ago, former Kentucky governor Brereton Jones bought it to complete his farm, and he and his wife Libby, a descendant of Alexander, restored the house to its former glory. They don’t live there, though. These are people so unpretentious that Airdrie doesn’t even have a sign on its entrance. They live in a cabin on the property instead and leave the mansion, its splendid columns which some say puts the White House to shame, for visitors. They’ve felt compelled to preserve the history of the house, and acknowledge the land’s role in creating much of what makes Kentucky famous around the world. They’ve put in plank fencing that hasn’t discouraged the deer from frolicking near the house, and are still building or renovating barns. Jones is a farmer at heart. In addition to his 200 broodmares, he keeps cattle, and although the farm currently isn’t growing any crops, it has done so previously. “I like soybeans, because you can do so much with them!” he says, adding that his daughter Lucy is a vegan. The family connection to Airdrie is the icing on the cake, but a great love for the fantastic limestone soil of the Bluegrass drives Jones in much of what he does. “It’s great that everyone recognises the historical significance that the land has, the people it has cared for and generations of people,” he says. His life is dedicated not only to the raising of thoroughbreds at Airdrie, but to raising the recognition of the intrinsic historic and economic value of all the Kentucky farms, and he fights for their preservation.
the Kentucky locality because he feels that it “is so fundamentally important.” Even before he became governor in 1991, Jones advocated for the preservation of family farms. He still campaigns tirelessly to save Kentucky’s unique farmland for the breeding of all types of horses on the finest land that has been found for the purpose. “Right here is the best farmland in the
The first crop by the Airdrie-based Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Stevie Wonderboy goes under the hammer this autumn. Some are tipping him for great things as a stallion
world, and we’re very fortunate to have it,” he says definitively. “It contributes dramatically to the quality of horses raised on it. As I say, we are stewards of it and want to care for it.” Development is a necessity that Jones understands, but instead he calls for better planned use, including developing land that is the least fertile. “The Bluegrass is land that should not be put under concrete, it should not be subdivided. It should be used for the raising
of crops and animals. And this is especially important in the midst of a bad economy – this is the worst economy since the Great Depression, and we’re still struggling to get out from under it – so it’s a time to reacquaint ourselves with what the land has been doing for us, and what we need it to continue to do. If we continue to take care of it, it will continue to take care of us,” he believes. Pressured frequently to return to a political life, Jones has come close to running again
for governor, but feels it requires full-time focus and that is not where he wants to put his energies any more. Three years ago, certain that Airdrie would remain his priority, he adopted Buck, his beloved dog, who has become a constant companion. “I would have to say no to the horses, no to the dog and go full speed ahead,” he says. Instead, he began the Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) in 2004 as a way to re-educate Kentuckians on
airdrie stud the realities of what the horse industry means to them; it is a state that tends to take the equine industry for granted. KEEP is not exclusive to thoroughbreds, and has been responsible for getting breeders’ awards to those who have bred winners of thoroughbred, quarter horse or standardbred races.
The stallion barn at Airdrie
ones himself does not limit his love of horses to the thoroughbred. He keeps a photo in his office of a magnificent Paint horse he grew up with, named Trixie, while three Paint geldings, all raised by Jones, live at Airdrie as riding horses. He bred the Paint thoroughbred colt Airdrie Apache, and while he didn’t originally set out to create a white thoroughbred, he had fun doing just that with Airdrie Apache as a sire. Having a sense of humor about breeding horses comes in handy, even if you can boast of more than 130 stakes winners bred or raced in the last 30 years. While Jones derives great joy from breeding horses, KEEP has a serious purpose. Jones explains that, if Kentucky supports the horse industry, the horse industry will continue to support Kentuckians. “These jobs are needed – there are 100,000 jobs in this state in the horse industry,” he says of employment jobs ranging from grooms jobs in yards and studs, to jobs for veterinarians, equine lawyers and trainers. With the development of the slot machines in those states surrounding Kentucky, the leisure dollar spent on gambling, travel and entertainment is hemorrhaging across the state’s borders. Along with the migration of finance has been 2,000 broodmares as the breeding of horses becomes more favourable in those outside states. “Slot machine gambling is going to happen, so let’s legalise it, tax it and control it,” says Jones forcefully. “It’s a voluntary tax and making it illegal only makes people
We raise them to be athletes; we don’t hothouse them. Unless they are very young, less than two months old, and it’s very warm, they are outside in the pasture
who want to gamble do so elsewhere. The economy will improve if you create jobs.” He disagrees that an overproduction of thoroughbreds has contributed to the stagnation at the sales, but instead says there is an underproduction of people able or willing to pay training bills when, even if their horses win 15-20 per cent of the time, costs are still not covered. He feels a higher class of racing is more important in order to attract wagering dollars that will increase prize-money. While slots can help improve the purse structure, it is not a panacea; several other factors contribute to its health. “Slots are not propping up the horse industry,” Jones clarifies. “You need to have a good product and lots of things need to be in the right place for any industry to survive.” While Jones tries with KEEP’s lobbying efforts to stop the migration of horses and jobs that is crippling Kentucky’s horse industry, Airdrie’s future is focused on the other part of the equation – providing a good product for the racing industry. He credits the soil at Airdrie and the ethos set down by general manager Tim Thornton with the continued success of horses raised on this historic property. “We raise them to be athletes; we don’t hot-house them. Unless they are very young, less than two months old, and it’s very warm, they are outside in the pasture. We are particular about getting their feet checked regularly, about worming them and if the pasture isn’t giving them everything we think it should, we put them additives to their diet.” While he has raced horses in Europe and bred Norwick, a Group 2 winner whom he sold before the horse raced in England and France, Jones isn’t likely to have horses abroad in the near future because he enjoys seeing his own horses race – it’s hard enough to travel around the US as it is. Besides, with the prize-money in Britain being even worse than in the US, alongside the costs of sending a horse to race in Britain, it makes little economic sense to go down that route. Fiscal prudence was an important element in Jones’s administration when governor, and again it is key to Airdrie’s operation. He stresses to say: “We are determined to operate successfully.” To that end, every horse bred is for sale, with only those who won’t bring profit to the farm held back to race in Jones’s green and orange colours.
airdrie stud “Two years ago I kept four yearlings from Stormin Fever, a stallion we had at the time. The market had turned off of him. It was not fair, but then you can’t control what is fair or not. Two were fillies and both are now graded stakes winners – Biofuel, a Canadian champion, and Check The Label. So we were right in our estimation of Stormin Fever, but he’s standing in California for $5,000 and they couldn’t fill him up this past spring.” He shrugs, trying to fathom how some breeders can lack interest in breeding an athlete from a proven stallion. Jones’s willingness to race his own horses returns us to his rationale of breeding – bred a better horse, provide a better racing industry and raise the level of the industry as a whole. “We analyze and then try to do things differently,” he says. “If, in effect, we create a product that we are not willing to use ourselves, then we need to rethink our product.” The same is true of the stallions that stand at Airdrie. Following Jones’s successful formula, Stevie Wonderboy is inbred to the great broodmare Weekend Surprise and pedigree consultant Byron Rogers noted that the horse has one of
the strongest pedigrees of this year’s freshman sires and is a stallion to watch. “We do not stand one stallion we wouldn’t breed to ourselves, and we do breed to them,” Jones declares. “I sent a couple of dozen to Stevie Wonderboy. He is getting big, strong scopey individuals.” Another freshman sire at Airdrie is Flashy Bull, whose youngsters look to be precocious types. T he dam of Biofuel, Ms. Cornstalk, has a Flashy Bull at her side, who is already showing incredible muscle tone, which Jones says is typical of the Flashy Bulls he’s seen. Although the market hasn’t shown a favourable impression so far for stock by Canadian Frontier, he is a stallion Jones likes. He has proven the ability to improve mares if given the chance and he did just that with 21-year-old Muskoka Ice whom Jones sent to the stallion getting the threeyear-old multiple Grade 3 winner No Such Word, who runs in Jones’s colours. “I loved the way she runs and her attitude,” he says of the homebred filly. “She lost a few times as a juvenile, but she is in great hands with Cindy Jones, who was co-trainer with her husband Larry Jones of Proud Spell.
“Canadian Frontier is by Gone West and out of a Seattle Slew mare, so I think he has great potential. “Another stallion I really like is Divine Park. He’s by Chester House, who died prematurely. He was from that great family of Toussaud and had the highest percentage of stakes winners of any stallion. “Divine Park’s offspring are athletes, with good balance and I have sent some of my best mares to him.” A returning theme for Jones is family, equine families as well as his own, and he smiles as when he says that the “land is a member of the family which should be tended though it were a child”. Family in all its forms is important to him as a link from the past to future. Jones was a co-founder of the Breeders’ Cup and in our interview he grew emotional with pride when mentioning that his son Bret, Airdrie’s bloodstock director, was elected on his own merit at the tender age of 30 to sit on the Breeders’ Cup Board of Directors. Such is the power of creating the future when you look after the now with such a huge respect for the past.
Proud Spell: winner of the 2008 Kentucky Oaks
Dual Grade 1 winner Proud Spell with her filly foal by Indian Charlie
Proud Spell, who ran in Jones’s colours, won or placed in 10 graded stakes, including winning the Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks and Alabama Stakes, and the Grade 2 Delaware Oaks, Fair Grounds Oaks and Matron Stakes. As a juvenile she finished second to champion Indian Blessing in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1). Retired after her championship sophomore season, she was bred to Airdrie stallion Indian Charlie, producing a filly. She visited Tiznow this spring. “We’re continuing to build a quality broodmare band and stallion roster. Since the beginning of America, the idea is to build a better mousetrap – and she is a better mousetrap!”endulges Jones. “Her dam (Pacific Spell, by Langfuhr) was running at Turfway in a $7,500 claiming race, I couldn’t believe it! So I claimed her. “It wasn’t just a whim – I had analysed her pedigree and why she was running there. Her female family had room to grow. So I bred her to my own stallion – Proud Citizen. “I like to inbreed to great mares. Proud Citizen goes back to Natalma and so did this mare. “Proud Spell was small and was down in the pasterns, so she wasn’t going to sell well, hence she was retained.”
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Itâ€™s all change at Keeneland
A smaller catalogue and fewer top level individuals have caused the sales executive to make format changes to Book 1 and 2, reports Frank Mitchell Photos by Z / courtesy of Keeneland 78
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Geoffrey Russell, Keeneland’s director of sales, says that working out the barn arrangements has been the most difficult part of organising the format changes
was to follow our consignors input and selling them alphabetically, with the criteria the same for all four days. “Laying out the logistics was the most difficult part of the change,” he explains. “We have set out the barn arrangements most suitable to the buyers rather than for the consignors, so that buyers can follow the progression of sales yearlings across the grounds they are accustomed to.” Breeders and consignors have
The matter of first importance was to have a high-quality Book 1 with the best pedigrees and physicals in the market and to showcase them in two evening sessions
illed as the world’s largest yearling sale, the Keeneland September Sale will run this year from September 12 through September 26, with a one-day hiatus between Book 2 and Book 3. The auction not only attracts an amazing percentage of each year’s US yearling crop (approximately 20 per cent) but also draws bidders and their agents from around the world. In addition to the well-known equine stars of European and US racing in the recent Russian Derby, the first three past the wire were all sold at Keeneland. The Keeneland sales staff long ago realised the importance of international buyers for their auction’s success and have made international relations a serious component of their marketing strategy. Geoffrey Russell, director of sales for Keeneland, says: “The Europeans in the 1980s expanded the commercial market to what it is today. Now there are 65 countries that race thoroughbreds and we had representatives from 43 of them here at Keeneland last year. The thoroughbred world is global, and the US thoroughbred is very popular, especially in South America, for the influx of speed it can offer.” Keeneland is also offering a somewhat different format to their September sale this year. Russell said: “The last change to the September sale was nearly 20 years ago so we felt we needed to adapt to the changes in the thoroughbred auction market.” The first book will have 211 yearlings catalogued to sell in two evening sessions on September 12 and 13. Distorted Humor, A.P. Indy and Giant’s Causeway have the most yearlings catalogued, and other stallions with numbers of representatives in the first book include Bernardini, Mr. Greeley, Smart Strike, Tiznow and Unbridled’s Song. “The matter of first importance,” Russell says, “was to have a high-quality Book 1 with the best pedigrees and physicals in the market and to showcase them in two evening sessions.” In contrast to the opening sessions of the September sale, the second book will have 1,301 yearlings catalogued to sell in four sessions held through the day from September 14 through the 17. And yes, you read that correctly. There are six times as many horses in Book 2 as in Book 1. Russell explains the rationale behind the redesign of Book 2. “Our concept
praised the organisational changes. Rob Whiteley, owner of Liberation Farm, says: “I’m pleased with Keeneland’s management in their innovation and willingness to try out a format that gives greater continuity to the higherprofile offerings. I believe that the alphabetical sequencing spread over four days will smooth out various marketing irregularities and bumpy transitions from buyer group to buyer group.” Pam Robinson, consignor and coowner of Brandywine Farm is happy to embrace change. “I think it is innovative of Keeneland to try something different. I’ve always thought it difficult to sort out Book 2 and Book 3 horses in the past. “I believe it will also keep some buyers around to inspect more horses or different horses. That’s a good thing for sellers and for buyers, and personally, I think it would be even better if the whole catalogue were done alphabetically from front to back.” Restructuring the sale so that its entire arrangement fell alphabetically according to the dam’s name would require buyers’ agents, for one, to rethink how they approach the sale in search of horses for purchase. Such a change would also probably require a shorter sale. That did not hinder the optimism of the intrepid Robinson, who
us sales preview say: “I wouldn’t be opposed to seeing longer days of selling and fewer days overall.” Such a system would naturally place quite a number of expensively produced and highly pedigreed yearlings at the end of the sale, whereas Keeneland generally arranges more expensive lots near the beginning of the sale at present. The changes that Keeneland have made required time for planning and discussion, purely from the organisational standpoint. “I appreciate that Keeneland elicited considerable participation prior to formalising plans, and I believe that any efforts to make things better can be evaluated and modified going forward,” says Whiteley. Not every aspect of the reformatted first half of the sale at Keeneland is a benefit. For consignors, the new arrangement is more complex. Robinson says: “In terms of managing a consignment, having 20 in Book 2 will be more challenging. We have 14 horses that will ship onto the sales grounds on Friday, September 10 and start showing on Saturday, and we have nine more who will ship onto the grounds Sunday and start showing Monday. “So for a couple of days, we will have two complete barns showing horses with two complete crews. So as a consignor, it will be more expensive to run two barns. It’s different and a greater challenge. We will
see how well it is received by the buyers and how the help situation works out.”
A migration from Kentucky?
The format at the September sale has been tweaked and the operation of differing barns, especially for consignors, will take some adjustment. But it’s still the September sale. From an observer’s vantage, the yearlings will still be there, and the buyers will wind their way under the tall elms in search of good horses. The good stock will be there, but there is unease below the elms. The breeding environment has altered radically in the US over just the last few years. States like Louisiana, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, among several others, have approved the placement of slot machines and other gambling devices primarily at racetracks with a small portion of the proceeds allotted to breeders’ incentive schemes and race purses in those states. The result has been phenomenal. States that only two, four, or six years ago had tiny populations of thoroughbreds and few, if any, recognisable stallions now have 20, 30, or 50 stallions and a population of mares that is growing every month. This has little to do with the September sale this year, but everything to do with it in the future because a segment of Kentucky’s
Republican legislators have blocked passage of bills that would allow something similar to be done in the Bluegrass state. The difference between those states with a breeders’ scheme funded by slots and those without has created such a difference as to what breeders can earn from a racehorse that thousands of breeders have left Kentucky to foal their mares in what they might have sneered at as the “provinces” a few years ago. Robinson said: “Essentially, our legislators have done so much to undermine the Kentucky industry that there won’t be much left before long – all the advantages have been handed to our competitors. You can’t blame breeders who move their mares to states where they can earn more in breeders’ incentives or from racing them.” Concerns about earning potential on the racetrack are especially sensitive in a time of depressed economics. In Louisiana, for instance, inexpensive claiming horses race for purses that are higher than the claiming prices. The state’s better horses have good incentives, although not at the same proportion. But the effect of “bottom-loading” the programme is to distribute thousands of dollars to many breeders. So, if a breeder sells a yearling for $5,000 or $10,000, the breeder will earn 20 per cent of anything the horse earns. That adds up quickly with a fairish horse running for plump purses. Will European buyers, such as Con Marnane (red striped shirt) be going to the Keeneland September Sale this year?
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Essentially, our legislators have done so much to undermine the Kentucky industry that there won’t be much left before long – all the advantages have been handed to our competitors. You can’t blame breeders who move their mares to states where they can earn more
High covering fees have to work through
One of the great impediments to commercial breeders in the current economy is that they bred the 2010 crop of yearlings on fees set in 2007 for the breeding season of 2008. What a different world we are in now! Yearling prices have plummeted, and their breeders are holding their breath in hopes of righting the ship before all is swamped. “We are approaching the sales just hoping to hold our own against these high stud fees,” rationalises Robinson. “We were so optimistic and so upbeat when we went to the breeding shed with these mares two and a half years ago, but now we are
It’s something that Kentucky’s struggling breeders would love to be able to race for. Hundreds of farms and their owners in the greater Bluegrass region of Kentucky have followed a path similar to the Robinsons and their Brandywine Farm. Pam Robinson owns Brandywine Farm with her husband Jim, and they began breeding thoroughbreds in North Carolina where they experienced success due their enthusiasm, dedication, and knowledge of physiology (Pam is a PhD in sports medicine and medical physiology). On moving to Kentucky more than a decade ago, the Robinsons devoted all their energies to developing a commercial operation. Today they farm 600 acres in Bourbon County, house approximately 200 horses during the breeding season, and consign many of the youngstock to the better auctions for yearlings and weanlings in Kentucky. “We are still optimistic that the Kentucky thoroughbred will get some changes before the industry has contracted below what anyone could have dreamed 10 years ago,” says Robinson. “But the incentives for people to breed and race in Kentucky are not there, despite the depth of sire power here.”
Rob Whiteley: does not think that the dollar is weak enough to attract many European buyers to Keeneland Photo by Z
hoping to sell them for the stud fees.” That is about all breeders can hope for. Amazingly enough, though, there is hope. Breeders hope that their stock will be attractive enough to allow them to survive, but they dare not hope for a last-minute rescue by the cavalry from abroad. As Whiteley notes regarding overseas participation at the sales. “Europe is generally experiencing a parallel downturn, and I don’t believe the dollar is weak enough, in itself, to create great fervour for buying in the US, unless there are specific offerings that are particularly appealing to bidders from overseas.” In the world market place, however, nothing sells like success, and one of the breeders who has experienced this world phenomenon is Whiteley, the longtime director of operations for Carl Icahn’s Foxfield (which dispersed several years ago) and now a significant breeder of yearlings and weanlings for the commercial markets. He was lucky enough to sell Bahamian Pirate, early on his farm’s breeding programme. “Bahamian Pirate was a big and grandlooking son of Housebuster, was one of the first major successes of my fledgling breeding programme,” says Whiteley
of the 2001 Prix de l’Abbaye and 2004 Nunthorpe Stakes winner. In fact the horse was one of the toughest horses in sport, running 104 times through 10 seasons and last showing stakes form at age 11. Whiteley’s success as a breeder with Bahamian Pirate led to the horse’s dam, the Deputy Minister mare Shining Through, being sent to grander stallions, including the Champagne Stakes winner Grand Slam (Gone West). The resulting yearling went through the Saratoga Select Sale for $1.7 million and was named Strong Hope. He became a graded stakes winner who retired to stud at Claiborne Farm with great expectations. But Whiteley said that later success would not have happened without the first positive return, which he attributed greatly to Jackie Ramos, owner of Ashleigh Stud in Kentucky. “Jackie Ramos has the most incredible eye for young horses that can go to Europe and do well,” he smiles. For Whiteley, the story could have turned out quite differently, as he was having difficulty selling a son of champion sprinter Housebuster in the US market. “Bahamian Pirate was one of a frustrating long list of well-balanced athletes who looked like racehorses, but who was overlooked by prospective buyers. Thanks to Jackie, however, Bahamian Pirate had a wonderful opportunity with David Nicholls and Lucayan Stud. They and his move to Europe allowed his broodmare to reveal her tremendous inherent quality.” As usual among the four dozen barns of yearlings at Keeneland, there will be some big winners amongst both the buyers and the sellers. On both sides, Keeneland September is the first great trial ground for breeders and their bloodstock in the US. But only one thing can be guaranteed from this year’s September auction. Buyers will find uncommon bargains, perhaps even Classic winners and champions, amid the fault lines of a depressed economy.
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Conspicuous by their absence The non-participation of the Maktoums at the first yearling sales was an unexpected reality for the Arqana sales team, but it did not lead to bad news at the DBS Premier Sale, writes Sally Duckett
urprise is probably the only word that can be used to give some sort of trend definition to the two first European yearling sales of 2010.
First, there was almost a shock initial reaction to the results on the first Friday of the Arqana August sale. It is a day that in a recent years has gone from strength to international strength, but
this year the results crashed by 40 per cent, registering one of the biggest falls seen at a premier sale since the beginning of the recession in 2008. Although improved days were seen subsequently, after
the non-participation of Arab connections at Arqana, the fear factor was high going into the DBS Premier Sale. To everyone’s surprise the DBS market held up very well and the end-of-sale figures were on a par
arqana yearling sale: comparative figures – day one Figures (Є) Year 2010 2009
Cat 101 117
Offered 85 105
Sold 60 77
% sold 71 73
Aggregate % change 11,585,000 -40 19,340,000
Average % change 193,083 -19 239,156
Median 140,000 180,000
% change -22
Average % change 123,560 +1.6 121,513
Median 100,000 100,000
% change 0
Average % change 72,079 -7.6 78,013
Median 65,000 60,000
Average % change 42,796 -7 46,250
Median 35,000 40,000
% change -12
Average % change 94,329 -17 113,663
Median 70,000 72,000
% change -2
arqana yearling sale: comparative figures – day two Figures (Є) Year 2010 2009
Cat 106 112
Offered 91 105
Sold 63 76
% sold 69 72
Aggregate % change 8,119,000 -18 9,938,500
arqana yearling sale: comparative figures – day three Figures (Є) Year 2010 2009
Cat 103 114
Offered 94 104
Sold 63 76
% sold 67 73
Aggregate % change 4,541,000 -23 5,929,000
arqana yearling sale: comparative figures – day four Figures (Є) Year 2010 2009
Cat 166 156
Offered 150 145
Sold 103 112
% sold 68 77
Aggregate % change 4,408,000 -14 5,180,000
arqana yearling sale: comparative figures – overall Figures (Є) Year 2010 2009
Cat 480 502
Offered 420 459
Sold 286 341
% sold 68 74
Aggregate % change 29,144,500 -28 40,991,500
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arqana yearling sale 2010: TOP LOTS Figures (Є) Lot Horse Pedigree Vendor Purchaser Price
Angus Gold did not buy a horse for Sheikh Hamdan at Deauville. In 2009, the team spent over Є3 million
with those from 2009, despite not one apparent horse being bought by Maktoum threads. Arqana was rather bitten by its policy to concentrate on cataloguing so many international horses on day one; the executive appearing not to contingency plan for the absence of one, and limited action by another, of its major buyers, despite the ongoing recession or the continuing financial problems in Dubai. Shadwell and Sheikh Mohammed spent over €7.5 million in 2009 – with Shadwell not buying and John Ferguson spending only around €900,000,
b,f. b,c. ch,c. g,c. ch,c. b,c. ch,f. b,c. ch,c.
Galileo-Clara Bow Oasis Dream-Cap Coz Galileo-Alta Anna Galileo-Danaskaya Galileo-Maroussie Dansili-Lady Elgar Teofilo-Delicieus Dalakhani-Elle Galante Shamardal-Genevale
Haras d’Etreham The Castlebridge Consignment Haras de Fresnay-Le-Buffard Ballylinch Stud Newsells Park Haras du Quesnay Ecurie des Monceaux Lodge Park Stud Haras des Granges
Charles Gordon-Watson Demi O’Byrne Sir Robert Ogden Agence FIPS Agence FIPS Charles Gordon-Watson Sir Robert Ogden Frédéric Sauque John Ferguson
600,000 500,000 420,000 420,000 420,000 400,000 400,000 370,000 360,000
29 27 11 33 65 55 130 37 144
Arqana was rather bitten by its policy to concentrate on cataloguing so many international horses on day one arqana yearling sale: french premiums Figures (Є) Day
Day 1 Premium qualified Not qualified Day 2 Premium qualified Not qualified Day 3 Premium qualified Not qualified Day 4 Premium qualified Not qualified
arqana yearling sale: leading vendors: by average
arqana yearling sale: leading purchasers: by aggregate
Ballylinch Stud Yeomanstown Stud Grove Stud Lodge Park Stud Newsells Park Stud Watership Down Stud Ecurie de Monceaux Moyglare Stud Farm Haras de Fresnay-Le-Buffard Castlebridge Consignment
Nos sold Aggregate
3 3 2 3 8 2 15 2 7 5
780,000 545,000 360,000 535,000 1,335,000 310,000 2,285,000 290,000 980,000 680,000
260,000 181,667 360,000 178,333 166,875 155,000 152,333 145,000 140,000 136,000
Charles Gordon-Watson Sylvain Vidal Afence FIPS Sir Robert Ogden Demi O’Byrne Jean-Claude Rouget MAB Agency John Ferguson Paul Nataf Meridian International
7 22 13 8 5 20 12 5 14 6
342,857 97,500 147,231 228,750 294,000 61,600 86,000 196,000 66,929 94,167
2,400,000 2,145,000 1,914,000 1,830,000 1,470,000 1,232,000 1,032,000 980,000 937,000 565,000
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Sire averages: arqana and doncaster premier yearling sales Figures (£) (stallions to sell two or more lots)
Sire Nos Offered Nos Sold Aggregate Average
27 14 17 2 2 11 9 7 9 2 4 6 2 2 8 9 8 3 11 6 9 9 14 2 12 2 4 5 19 14 3 13 3 10 14 10 12 3 4 4 5 3 7 16 11 2 12 3 3 5 5 5
22 12 13 2 2 8 7 6 8 2 3 5 2 2 7 7 5 2 10 5 8 6 12 2 7 2 3 3 14 11 2 10 2 9 8 8 9 3 4 3 4 3 5 10 9 2 11 3 2 4 5 4
827,329 227,000 934,648 85,785 14,500 167,095 403,035 172,000 305,000 19,000 87,000 43,000 75,000 23,000 428,925 245,059 132,510 89,000 236,000 694,450 891,935 866,020 273,000 11,000 138,500 15,000 88,530 441,180 471,734 777,129 19,000 606,865 268,400 262,510 434,224 478,729 2,451,000 111,929 87,000 111,929 45,000 277,780 191,995 565,820 447,716 14,000 413,000 44,000 40,000 394,970 93,000 173,269
37,605 18,917 71,896 42,893 7,250 20,887 57,576 28,667 38,125 9,500 29,000 8,600 37,500 11,500 61,275 35,008 26,502 44,500 23,600 138,890 111,492 144,337 22,750 5,500 19,786 7,500 29,510 147,060 33,695 70,648 9,500 60,687 134,200 29,168 54,278 59,841 272,333 37,310 21,750 37,310 11,250 92,593 38,399 56,582 49,746 7,000 37,545 14,667 20,000 98,743 18,600 43,317
Lot 29: the sales topping Galileo colt out of Clara Bow
and with nearly 20 less horses catalogued, the market floundered. At supper on Friday evening talk was rife regarding a black bloodstock market hole, even though 23 horses made over €200,000, including two which fetched €500,000 and over (the Oasis Dream ex Cap Coz bought by Demi O’Byrne and the sales topping Galileo ex Clara Bow, purchased by Charlie Gordon-Watson). However, compared to the 34 which fetched over the same sum in 2009, incuding the €900,000 Storm Cat purchase by John Ferguson, the market at the top was way down. Things always have a way of levelling out and with the benefit of hindsight, in a sense this reduction had to happen.
The Arqana market had escaped serious injury until this year – perhaps giving the executive a feeling that it wouldn’t happen – and there was no way that it could have survived at the level it had succeeded at before; the market just won’t not let a blip like that exist. Markets are great levellers and those still playing in the international world of bloodstock make their plans with international markets in mind – just because buyers are in Deauville it does not mean that they will pay sums for horses which are out of kilter with prices elsewhere. And without Arab buyers pushing the market out of reach of most, ensuring that the competition is beaten, the underbidder has become
Just because buyers are in Deauville it does not mean that they will pay sums for horses which are out of kilter with prices elsewhere
Acclamation Amadeus Wolf Anabaa Anabaa Blue Auction House Aussie Rules Authorized Avonbridge Bahamian Bounty Baltic King Bertolini Byron Cadeaux Genereux Camacho Cape Cross Choisir Clodovil Cockney Rebel Compton Place Dalakhani Danehill Dancer Dansili Dark Angel Desert Style Diamond Green Dr Fong Dubai Destination Dubawi Dutch Art Dylan Thomas Elnadim ElusIve City Elusive Quality Exceed And Excel Excellent Art Footstepsinthesand Galileo Gold Away Green Desert Green Tune Haafhd High Chaparral Hold That Tiger Holy Roman Emperor Hurricane Run Iceman Iffraaj Indesatchel Intikhab Invincible Spirit Ishiguru Johannesburg
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Sire averages continued... Sire Nos Offered Nos Sold Aggregate Average
Neither the weather nor the sales results were expected over the “Deauville” weekend
Tattersalls team – as was reported in the August edition of International Thoroughbred, the Arab spend at the 2009 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 1 made up 31 per cent of the aggregate. If they don’t play, the Newmarket team might be looking at falls in the same region as on the Friday of Deauville – and that on the back of falls in 2009. That may or may not happen, but what did happen at the first British sale of 2010 was very positive.
he Premier Sale ticks the boxes that purchasers require in this environment – strong early types who are not
There are plenty of owners who have had a good time of it at the races this season and many were present at Doncaster, keen to go in again
the purchaser – at the lower levels he or she can afford. In the end, the Arqana sales team had to look closer to home for support and the strong French racing environment rode to the rescue of the Arqana bloodstock market. The average through the third and fourth days was just off last year’s figures (with the average on day two showing a slight improvement) while the aggregate was down beween 14 and 25 per cent – a reaasonable result in the current environment and particularly if considering that the sale did not dip in 2009. The second tier of the market at Deauville was in fact the blip in the market as many of the commercial breeze-up pin-hookers found horses too expensive to buy. French-based buyers are able to fund purchases at a higher level, confident that they have a great chance of getting their money back on a racecourse. This is a worry for the ongoing future of international participation at the commercial levels in the August sale – French premiumed horses are just too expensive for European traders to buy and in future they may just stay away or just go to the “sales paradise” only for the après-sales entertainment. The non-appearance of Arab buyers was a continuing theme at Doncaster, and it appears that any participaction from the men in Dubai in thoroughbreds this autumn will be the exception rather than the rule. It will be a worry for the
Kheleyf Kodiac Kyllachy Lando Lawman Layman Le Vie Dei Colori Librettist Manduro Marju Medicean Misu Bond Monsun Montjeu Moss Vale Motivator Mr. Greeley Muhtathir Mujadil Multiplex Namid Nayef Oasis Dream One Cool Cat Oratorio Orpen Pastoral Pursuits Peintre Celebre Piccolo Pivotal Rail Link Red Clubs Redback Refuse To Bend Rock Of Gibraltar Royal Applause Shamardal Shirocco Sir Percy Sleeping Indian Stormy River Strategic Prince Tagula Teofilo Three Valleys Turtle Bowl Van Nistelrooy Verglas Vital Equine Whipper Zamindar
9 6 14 8 15 2 2 3 10 3 4 3 6 7 17 3 3 12 3 5 3 4 9 2 18 3 4 3 6 4 5 15 3 4 20 11 9 17 2 6 8 9 5 8 9 5 6 11 4 3 15
7 6 11 5 13 2 2 2 6 2 3 3 4 6 15 2 3 6 3 5 3 2 6 2 12 2 4 2 6 4 4 11 3 3 14 11 7 15 2 6 4 7 5 7 5 4 3 10 4 2 13
92,000 280,000 423,000 169,119 1,040,858 73,530 140,425 68,324 261,270 52,000 232,845 84,000 841,510 714,875 325,000 163,400 191,995 212,420 70,000 119,000 64,000 89,870 938,660 55,850 558,153 183,825 104,000 66,994 121,000 299,015 135,125 151,500 61,000 37,000 488,585 345,400 740,110 588,292 50,000 112,000 98,857 236,000 178,500 949,380 110,020 91,504 77,340 247,534 80,000 60,595 781,052
13,143 46,667 38,455 33,824 80,066 36,765 70,213 34,162 43,545 26,000 77,615 28,000 210,378 119,146 21,667 81,700 63,998 35,403 23,333 23,800 21,333 44,935 156,443 27,925 46,513 91,913 26,000 33,497 20,167 74,754 33,781 13,773 20,333 12,333 34,899 31,400 105,730 39,219 25,000 18,667 24,714 33,714 35,700 135,626 22,004 22,876 25,780 24,753 20,000 30,298 60,0810
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Cat 467 495
Offered Sold 441 360 465 369
Such posers! Ed Sackville and Luke Lillingston of Kern Lillingston
% sold 81 79
Aggregate % change 9,579,000 -0.3 9,609,000
going to take forever, or cost a fortune, to get to the races. Furthermore, there are plenty of owners who have had a good time of it at the races this season, and many were present at Doncaster keen to go back in again: Julie Wood was in attendance with her trainer Richard Hannon;
Average % change 26,608 +2.1 26,042
Median 20,000 20,000
% change 0
It is a great testament of the racing game that so many are keen and financially prepared and able to buy horses. And for this sale anyway, lack of Maktoum buying might have actually helped giving those lower down the scale, the trainers and agents who need to buy in the £10,000 to £40,000
Barry Simpson, Sir Robert Ogden’s racing manager, had a phone permanently welded to his ear, while Andrew Tinkler, manager of Stobarts who is getting into racing in a serious fashion and has even got to the stage of appointing himself a racing manager – a new job for Tim Jones.
DBS premier yearling sale 2010: pinhook summary Figures (£)
Lots pinhooked and catalogued Lots offered Positive returns Positive returns over £10,000 profit Negative returns Vendor buy-backs Not sold
151 144 85 52 59 18 10
Biggest winner Lot 205 Biggest loser Lot 215 Biggest punt Lot 54
Le Vie de Colori ex Broadways Millie bought by Brian Grassick Bloodstock for Є38,000 (£36,893) sold by Rathbarry Stud for £120,000 to Sir Robert Ogden Oratorio ex Casablanca Jewel bought by Ger Hourigan for Є52,000 (£42,517) not sold by Whitehall Stud for £9,000 Acclamation colt ex Sogno Verde bought by Epona Bloodstock for Є75,000 (£72,350) sold by Croom House for £80,000 to Peter Doyle Bloodstock
DBS premier yearling sale 2010: TOP LOTS Figures (£) Lot
182 205 329 458 75 213 286 324 70 403
ch,f. b,c. b,c. b,c. b,c. b,f. b,c. ch,c. b,c. b,c.
Kyllachy-Balladonia Le Vie Dei Colori-Broadways Millie Elusive City-Ice Box Oratorio-Primissima Elusive Quality-Sweet And Careless Oasis Dream-Carafe Kodiac-Florida City Exceed And Excel-Hill Welcome Dylan Thomas-Statua Choisir-Masai Queen
Vendor Purchaser Price
Furnace Mill Stud Rathbarry Stud Hawthorn Villa Stud Manister House Stud Grove Stud Highclere Stud Lynn Lodge Stud Denniff Farms Newsells Park Stud Ltd Owenstown Stud
Dwayne Woods Sir Robert Ogden Sir Robert Ogden Sir Robert Ogden Hugo Merry Bloodstock David Redvers Bloodstock Sir Robert Ogden Dwayne Woods Demi O’Byrne Peter Doyle Bloodstock
120,000 120,000 120,000 110,000 105,000 105,000 105,000 95,000 90,000 88,000
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Owner Harry Findlay
have endured, but some horses as ever at this immature stage were showing evidence of a rushed programme with rounded joints. We asked in the last issue whether or not Henry Beeby would be smiling after the conclusion of the DBS Premier sale – and indeed there was a broad smile on his face by Wednesday afternoon, the deep hole of an underperforming sale having been sidestepped. And amazingly you have to assume that this sale has actually shown something of an uplift in the market. If the Arabs had not purchased at DBS in 2009 around a million would have been taken off the aggregate, which would have resulted in a 36 per cent drop on 2008 and a fall in average to around £23,000. The market has worked itself back to find a base on a par with figures achieved in 2005-06 – once again making those huge result attained in 2007-08 appear to be the figures which are the blip on the record cards. Unfortunately though this does not necessarily give our commercial breeder an awful lot of hope. With the average stallion fee at the DBS Premier Sale around £13,000, the sales average of £27,000 does not give an awful lot of profit on top of nomination and keep costs
Richard Hannon Jnr: the Hannon team were busy DBS purchasers
Lot 448: a colt by Authorized out of Pina Colada fetched £80,000
Day one got off to something of a miserable start
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Lot 182: the joint sales topper sold by Furnace Mill Stud
By Elusive City, this colt sold by Hawthorn Villa matched the top price
Paul Shanahan having a first visit to the “new” Doncaster sales venue offers some words of wisdom to trainer Dandy Nicholls. Coolmore’s Demi O’Bryne bought a Dylan Thomas colt for £90,000
All smiles. Barry Simpson, Sir Robert Ogden’s racing manager
stallion profile malibu moon
Over the Malibu Moon
After a short racing career and a low-key start at stud, the son of A.P. Indy has been a revelation and is already the sire of five Grade 1 winners By Alan Porter
t’s never been easy for a stallion with little or no race record to make his name as a sire in a Europe or the US, no matter how well-bred or performed he is and was. Of course there have been exceptions, horses such as Alibhai, an unraced son of Hyperion who broke down following a sensational workout. After an outstanding start to his stud career in California, he was sold for $500,000 in 1964 to stand in Kentucky. In more recent years, Danzig and Red Ransom have made it to the top of the stallion ranks without having won stakes races, but both had high-profile efforts to their name. Danzig, widely regarded as one of the most talented runners of his crop, won his three starts by a total of 21l, and retired to stand at Claiborne Stud, with the seal of approval of Hall of Fame trainer Woody Stephens. Red Ransom, successful in two of his three starts, had hit the headlines when setting a new track-record for 5f at Saratoga. He retired to stud at Vinery, which was then under the enthusiastic leadership of Ben Walden, who at the time was responsible for bright starts for several young sires. Malibu Moon, while undoubtedly owning talent, looks and pedigree, has had far greater odds to overcome than did either Danzig or Red Ransom. Bred by B. Wayne Hughes, Malibu Moon is by A.P. Indy – the leading sire of Classic distance runners in the US in recent times – and is out of the Prix Marcel Boussac (G1) winner Macoumba, a daughter of Mr. Prospector. As far as performance is concerned, Malibu Moon seemed to take after the distaff side of his family, rather than the generally
later-maturing A.P. Indy influence. In fact, trainer Mel Stute had him in action sprinting over 4f100yds as early as April 30 of his two-year-old career, something very few of A.P. Indys have ever been asked to do. Despite this, Malibu Moon acquitted himself well and after brushing the gate at the start, he closed well to finish second, beaten just over a length. A month later, Malibu Moon returned
for a 5f maiden, which, like his debut, was run on the dirt at Hollywood Park. He was just over 4l off swift early fractions, but despite his rider losing his whip, he split his field to score by a length and a half in a smart time of 57.41sec. At this stage, it appeared that Malibu Moon was a bright prospect for upcoming summer and autumn juvenile stakes, but the dream was short-lived as the colt suffered
Malibu Moon is now at Spendthrift having started his career off a fee of $3,000 in Maryland
stallion profile malibu moon Starting at a basement fee
There was scant interest in him from the major stallion farms, so Hughes accepted an offer from about the only farm to express serious interest in the son of A.P. Indy and sold a 50 per cent interest in the colt to Josh Pons, who retired Malibu Moon to stand at his family’s Country Life Farm, in Maryland. Malibu Moon began his stud career there as a three-year-old at a fee of just $3,000. At that price, Pons hustled enough mares to the horse to be represented by a first crop of 62 named foals (followed by crops of 66, 38, and 45). But despite the modest quality of mares that a sire standing at $3,000 inevitably attracts, Malibu Moon was an instant success and from his first crop came Perfect Moon, who was successful in the Best Pal Stakes (G2) and the Hollywood Juvenile Championship at two – heading a group that would ultimately yield seven stakes winners. Even better was to come from the second crop, with another seven stakes winners topped by Declan’s Moon, who earned honours as champion two-yearold colt, and Malibu Mint, who gained a Grade 1 victory in the Princess Rooney Handicap (G1) at the age of five. Not surprisingly, Malibu Moon’s initial success led to a move to Kentucky – first to Castleton Lyons and then to the now B. Wayne Hughes-owned Spendthift Farm. The stallion’s fifth crop (foals of 2005) were conceived there at a fee of $10,000. Although a Group 1 winner has not come from the 108 named foals sired in that crop, there has been another eight black-type scorers, including the graded winners Luna Vega, Raw Silk and Sweet August Moon. Malibu Moon’s next two crops, foals of 2006 and 2007, were conceived at a fee of $30,000, and his current twoyear-olds were sired at $40,000. The signs are that Malibu Moon is, as they say, going to “stand the raise.” In fact in all likelihood, his stud fee is very likely to rise again following the 2010 racing season. This year he currently sits in third on the leading sires’ table – within striking distance of the leaders Maria’s Mon and Giant’s Causeway – and has been represented by eight stakes winners, five graded and three Grade 1s. His daughters have been particularly dominant led by Devil May Care, winner of the Coaching Club American Oaks (G1) and Mother Goose Stakes (G1), and a leading
contender for a year-end Eclipse Award as champion three-year-old filly; Life At Ten, who was successful in the Ogden Phipps Handicap (G1) and Delaware Handicap (G2) and Malibu Prayer, who was successful in the Ruffian Invitational Handicap (G1). Overall, from his first seven crops, Malibu Moon now has 45 stakes winners (75 total stakes horses) and 15 graded winners. In addition to those mentioned above some of the other stars include the Delaware Oaks (G2) winner Moon Catcher; the tough gelding Ah Day, a graded winner with earnings of almost $900,000, as well as Sarah Louise, whose resume boasts a win over Rachel Alexandra in the Pocahontas Stakes (G2).
We mentioned that Malibu Moon was the result of a somewhat aptitudinally diverse mating, combining the dirt stamina influence of A.P. Indy over Macoumba, a two-year-old European turf Group 1 winner with a turf pedigree. She is a half-sister to the Prix de la Foret (GI) winner Septieme
The signs are that Malibu Moon is, as they say, going to ‘stand the raise.’ In fact in all likelihood, his stud fee is very likely to rise again following the 2010 racing season
a career-ending slab fracture to a knee.
Ciel, who was by Malibu Moon’s grandsire Seattle Slew, and out of Maximova, a Green Dancer daughter who won the Prix de la Salamandre (G1), Prix du Calvados (G3) and Prix de Meautry (G3) and finished second in the Irish 1,000 Guineas (G1)). This background is reflected in the wide variety of distances and ages at which progeny by Malibu Moon have displayed their talent. At the precocious end of the scale we have the champion twoyear-old Declan’s Moon and the Grade 1-winning juvenile filly Devil May Care. Another daughter Malibu Mint also picked up a Grade 1 victory over six furlongs, but as a four-year-old! Of this year’s stars, the now three-yearold Devil May Care has stretched out to land the Mother Goose (G1) over 8f100yds and the Coaching Club American Oaks (G1) over 1m1f, while Life At Ten, who is now reaching her best as a five-year-old, has consecutive triumphs in the Ogden Phipps Handicap (G1) over 8f100yds, the 1m1f Sixty Sails Handicap (G2) and Delaware Handicap (G2) over 1m2f. Last year’s Coaching Club American Oaks (G1) heroine Funny Moon, took this year’s Shuvee Handicap (G2) over a mile, and the stallion’s latest scorer at the highest level, Malibu Prayer, earned her Grade 1 laurels in the 1m1f Ruffian Invitational Handicap (G1). Although Malibu Moon has predominantly been a sire of dirt runners, he does have graded winners on both turf and all-weather surfaces.
It’s all down to size and presence
Observant readers will have noticed that most of Malibu Moon’s recent celebrities have been distaffers. However, we think this is predominantly circumstantial, rather than Malibu Moon actually being a “filly sire.” If we look at his
Malibu Moon Yearling Sales Statistics: 2002-2009 Year
2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002
87 76 82 84 17 13 21 11
60 57 66 66 12 10 19 7
5,487,200 5,451,527 7,330,991 4,641,700 334,500 379,430 591,000 88,200
91,453 95,641 111,076 70,329 27,875 37,943 31,105 12,600
stallion profile malibu moon
Successful crosses and duplications
y A.P. Indy out of a Mr. Prospector mare – as are other successful sires Pulpit and Mineshaft, and currently leading freshman sire Congrats – with a Northern Dancer line second dam, Malibu Moon possesses the three most promiment sire lines in mainstream American breeding, and naturally a number of his runners have duplications of some of those strains. Crossed back over mares by sons and grandsons of Mr. Prospector, he has sired six stakes winners (three graded) including Declan’s Moon, Malibu Prayer and Odysseus, from 90 starters. At 6.6 per cent stakes winners and 3.3 per cent graded winners, the results of that crossing is inferior to the 9.41 per cent stakes winners to starters for Malibu
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Moon overall, while slightly superior to the 3.1 per cent graded winners to starters to represent Malibu Moon. What is interesting is that five of these horses are either out of mares bred on the Mr. Prospector/Northern Dancer cross (as is the dam of Malibu Moon), or by broodmare sires with this cross. As far as horses with the Mr. Prospector/ Northern Dancer crosses in the first four generations in the dam, then Malibu Moon has five stakes winners from 26 starters (19 per cent stakes winners to starters), which is significantly in advance of his overall strike-rate. Malibu Prayer is particularly interesting here as her dam is a Mr. Prospector/The Minstrel cross, where Malibu Moon’s
dam is a Mr. Prospector/Nijinsky (threeparts brother to The Minstrel) cross. We can also note that Devil May Care has Mr. Prospector/Northern Dancer through her third dam, with Mr. Prospector in the fourth generation, and Northern Dancer in the fifth. From other branches of the Raise A Native line, Malibu Moon has stakes winners out of Mr. Prospector’s genetic relative Alydar and his son Easy Goer (the Grade 1 winner Funny Moon), Affirmed (Exclusive Native) and Coastal (Majestic Prince). Mares by sons and grandsons of Northern Dancer have a lower strike-rate with just three stakes winners from 100 starters on that cross, headed by graded scorers Raw Silk, who is out Silken Sash (Danehill) and Sweet August Moon, who is out of a mare by Royal Academy, so has a double of Nijinsky. There are four other stakes winners, none graded, with Northern Dancer as great-grandsire of the dam. One major strain that provides an outcross for Malibu Moon is that of Hail To Reason. From branches of that line, he has had two stakes winners out of mares by sons of Roberto (including Devil May Care from a daughter of Red Ransom), and Perfect Moon out of a mare by Parfaitement, a son of Halo. He also has the Grade 2 winner Moon Catcher out of a mare by Smarten, a grandson of Hail To Reason’s sire, Turn-to. Malibu Moon’s Grade 1 winner Malibu Mint is out of a mare by Key To The Mint, a son of Graustark, while he also has a stakes winner out of a mare by Coromorant, a son of Graustark’s brother, His Majesty, and in general the siblings have been beneficial for him. Malibu Moon has also enjoyed success with mares from a line which is not generally particularly good under A.P. Indy, that of Blushing Groom. He has got the Grade 1 winner Life At Ten out of a mare by Rahy, and graded winner Sarah Louise out of a mare by Mt. Livermore. Perhaps this is down to the strain of Nijinsky, frequently a good foil for Blushing Groom, in Malibu Moon’s dam.
earlier crops, we see that two of the best have been the geldings Declan’s Moon and Perfect Moon, while Ah Day, a male from his third crop is his second highest earner. Although the trio were geldings, too much shouldn’t be read into that as Declan’s Moon was cut so that his owner could turn him out with a filly as a yearling, and early in his career, few would have been envisaging Malibu Moon youngsters as stallion prospects. The key, we suspect, is a combination of physique and location. Malibu Moon is a big, imposing horse, possessing considerable bone and substance. These attributes are almost certainly a particularly strong asset in the regional programmes where the mares are frequently less imposing and substantial individuals than those found in the Kentucky commercial broodmare population. It’s likely that the males from the mates he may have initially covered in Kentucky may have been too heavy for their own good – a pattern we’ve seen with other powerful imports from regional markets – and moving forward we’d expect breeders to adjust by combining Malibu Moon’s strength with somewhat more refined and elegant mares. Malibu Moon did have a promising colt earlier this year in the Tampa Bay Derby (G3) winner Odysseus, a spring Kentucky Derby hopeful. Sadly, he came out of his next race, the Blue Grass Stakes (G1), with an injury caused by a hyperextention of the knee, subsequently suffered colitis, and was ultimately euthanized due to complications from laminitis. Spendthrift Farm manager Ned Toffey is unsurprisingly a big fan of the horse and believes that the horse radiates a powerful presence, noting that he “exudes energy” and that one only has to “look him in the eye” to see a horse who is perpetually engaged and alert. It seems that an ability to transmit some of this mental energy and focus may give some of the reasoning behind Malibu Moon’s success – Toffey recalls leading trainer Steve Assmussen saying that the Malibu Moon’s not only have speed, but also “don’t like to lose.” In 2010, Malibu Moon has 122 juveniles conceived at a fee of $40,000, the highest he’s stood at to date, and there is another crop of 123 sired at the same stud fee in their next crop. We suspect the best chapters in the story have yet to be written.
mare of the month
Mare of the month
Model Queen (Kingmambo-Model Bride (Blushing Groom)) Regal Parade wins the Group 1 Prix Maurice de Gheest from Joanna Photo: aprh
Successful summer for Queen and family
And with Juddmonte standing Dansili, and the farm itself having produced many of his best performers, including Midday, who is also out of a Kingmambo mare, you would have to think that the spotters for Khalid Abdulla will be taking a close look at buying back into the progeny of Model Queen
he first week in August was rather a productively winning one for Highclere Stud’s broodmare Model Queen with three winners coming at all ends of the racing spectrum. First, her five-year-old son by Montjeu, Mount Helicon, who has Flat blacktype to his name courtesy of a Listed third as a three-year-old, won a hurdle race at Sligo for trainer Joey Cullen. Two days later, Model Queen’s three-yearold colt Hot Prospect by Motivator, who had picked up a Group 3 third in the Lingfield Derby Trial in May, collected £40,000 in earnings when successful in a heritage handicap at Haydock by a length and threequarters from the Medicean colt Magaling. A return to Pattern company after a down-thefield finish in the Derby looks to be on the cards now for the Michael Jarvis-trained colt. However, the best was suspended until the Sunday of the week when Regal Parade, Model Queen’s 2004 gelding by Pivotal, won a second Group 1 race in his career when beating the Danehill Dancer filly Joanna, who had finished third in the Prix Poules d’Essai des Pouliches, by a neck in the Group 1 Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville. The victory marked a return to form for the gelding, who had finished down the field in this year’s Golden Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot but subsequently won the Group 3 Hackwood Stakes at Newbury. Trainer Dandy Nicholls is quite likely to return the horse to
Haydock in September to defend his Sprint Cup crown, a race he won last year and the first Group 1 race victory of his career. Model Queen was bought by John Warren for his Highclere Stud at Tattersalls in 2001 for 92,000gns. She is a Juddmonte-bred filly who won just one race in six starts – a maiden on her third outing at Beverley – and although she subsequently picked up a third and a couple of fourth placings, she was deemed not fit for Juddmonte’s purpose being packed off to the Tattersalls December Sales that winter. She was always, despite her less than impressive race record and the fact that her own dam Model Bride (Blushing Groom) did not even make it to the races, going to grab the attention of buyers at the sales being a daughter of Kingmambo, a sire of over 50 Group and Graded race winners. She also has the distinction of being a half-sister to the Listed Prix de la Calonne winner Arabride, and grand-daughter of Mofida, an eight-time winner, whose victories included a Listed successin the William Hill Handicap Trophy. She also finished runnerup in the Nell Gwyn Stakes, the Duke Of York Stakes and the Ascot 1,000 Guineas Trial. Mofida matched her ablities on the racecourse on retirement to the paddocks. She produced six winners from nine runners, including the Group 3 winner Zaizafon. She one went on to produce the champion juvenile and 2,000 Guineas winner Zafonic and his brother, the Prix
mare of the month Morny (G1) runner-up winner Zamindar, as well as the lesser stakes performers Choice Spirit and Shuttle Diplomacy. Mofida got herself another three stakes race performers, but perhaps the one to challenge Zaizafon as her top producing daugther was the Roberto mare Modena. She did not run, but bred two Group 1 winners: the colt Elmaamul and the filly Reams Of Verse. Elmaamul (Diesis), bred by Rhydian Morgan-Jones, trained by Dick Hern and owned by Sheikh Hamdan, ran in six Group 1 races, winning the Eclipse Stakes from Terimon and the Champion Stakes at Phoenix Park. He retired to stud in 1990 the winner of over £425,000 and in the end, after Halling, proved to be just about one of the best stallion sons by Diesis. His Nureyev sister Reams of Verse proved more than capable of matching her brother’s achievements. A 1994 foal she was bred by Juddmonte, Modena having transferred ownership after her early sibling’s success. She was sent to trainer Henry Cecil and, after winning her maiden, she picked up the May Hill Stakes and the Group 1 Fillies’ Mile. She could not match it with her stable companion, Sleepytime, over mile in the 1,000 Guineas when she finished sixth, but regained winning ways over 1m2f in the Musidora Stakes before taking the Oaks under Kieren Fallon. Reams Of Verse was the not the end of the story for Modena – her 2000 daughter Midsummer, a winner of one and a Listed second, has proved again that Modena is one of the modern day matriarchs: Midsummer is dam of none other than the four-time Group and Grade 1 winner Midday. From a family that is gilt-edged in middledistance quality, Model Queen has rather cause an upset by producing the dual Group 1-winning sprinter Regal Parade. That is probably due to the influence of Pivotal, so while we probably shouldn’t expect many more classy sprinters to emerge from Model Queen, don’t bank against further top level performers to spring up. Highclere will be hoping that her Dansili yearling colt entered for Tattersalls October Book 1 will be the one to entice buyers with this hope this autumn. And with Juddmonte standing Dansili, and the farm itself having produced many of his best performers, including Midday, who is also out of a Kingmambo mare, you would have to think that the spotters for Khalid Abdullh will be taking a close look at buying back into the progeny of Model Queen.
Timeline highlights for Model Queen and family 2002
Model Queen bought by John Warren at Tattersalls
MQ covered by Fantastic Light
MQ covered by Pivotal Fantastic Light filly foal born and sold (named: Sister Sylvia)
Pivotal colt foal, MQ covered by Montjeu
Montjeu colt foal, MQ covered by Danehill Dancer Pivotal colt sold as a yearling to John Ferguson (named: Regal Parade)
Danehill Dancer colt foal, MQ covered by Motivator April: Sister Sylvia wins first race as a 3yo in France Montjeu colt sold to Demi O’Byrne (named: Mount Helicon)
Regal Parade wins first three starts as a 3yo for Mark Johnston (rated 93) Motivator colt foal, MQ covered by Encosta de Lago Danehill Dancer colt sold to Ed Dunlop Racing (named: Canyon Ranch) Regal Parade sold by Shiekh Mohammed at HIT sales to Dandy Nicholls
Encosta de Lago filly foal, MQ covered by Dansili March and May: Mount Helicon wins first races in France for André Fabre June: Regal Parade wins Buckingham Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot August: Mount Helicon third in Listed race in France September: Regal Parade wins Ayr Gold Cup (rated 99) Motivator colt sold to Michael Jarvis (named: Hot Prospect) November: Mount Helicon’s first juvenile hurdle Sister Sylvia’s 1st foal bought back at Goffs by Ringfort Stud
Dansili colt foal, MQ covered by Cape Cross - Є35,000 June: Midday finishes 2nd in the Epsom Oaks July: Regal Parade wins first Listed race August: Regal Parade finishes 2nd in G2 Hungerford Stakes; Midday wins Nassau Stakes (G1) September: Regal Parade wins G1 Sprint Cup September: Hot Prospect wins first race November: Midday wins Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1) Encosta de Lago colt sold to Hugo Lascelles (named: Convention) 280,000gns Sister Sylvia’s 2nd foal bought back at Goffs by Ringfort Stud Є38,000
Cape Cross filly foal, MQ covered by Sea The Stars Є85,000 May: Hot Prospect third in G3 Lingfield Derby Trial MQ’s Dansili colt entered for Tattersalls October Book 1 July: Midday wins Nassau Stakes (G1) August 5: Mount Helicon wins maiden hurdle at Sligo August 7: Hot Prospect wins heritage handicap at Haydock (now rated 103) August 8: Regal Parade wins G1 Prix Maurice de Gheest (earnings now over £500,000) August 19: Midday wins the G1 Yorkshire Oaks (earnings now over £1 million) Sister Sylvia’s 2nd foal entered at Goffs Orby Sale
-92,000gns -£30,000 -£25,000 72,000gns -Є30,000 -Є40,000 430,000gns -£20,000 600,000gns fee not published
350,000 16,000gns -£75,000
international database 5 wins at 2 and 3 in France, Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris G1, Prix de Guiche G3, Prix des Chenes G3, 3rd Prix Omnium II LR. 2008: (c Green Desert) 2010: (f Azamour)
The Global Database Group1 pedigree profiles by Alan Porter
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2nd Dam: BEHERA by Mill Reef. Champion 3yr old filly in Europe in 1989 (11-14f.). 3 wins at 2 and 3 in France Prix Saint-Alary G1, 2nd Ciga Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe G1, 4th Breeders’ Cup Turf G1. Dam of BEHKARA (f Kris, see above), BAYRIKA (f Kahyasi: Prix Berteux G3, 2nd Prix Hubert de Chaudenay G2), BEHKIYRA (f Entrepreneur: Martin Molony S LR), Behra (f Grand Lodge: 3rd Prix Petite Etoile LR), BEHRAJAN (g Arazi: Sun’King of the Punters’ Tolworth Hurdle G1, 3rd Bonusprint Stayers’ Hurdle G1, Bonusprint Distance Championship Hurdle G1, Pillar Property Chase G2, 2nd Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup Chase G1), Beherayn (g Dansili: 3rd totesport Standard Open NH Flat Race LR). Grandam of BAYLANI DE S’ENA, Behreyma, Behasni, Behrasia, BARIZAN, BEHNASAN. Third dam of VITAL EQUINE. Broodmare Sire: KRIS. Sire of the dams of 102 Stakes winners. In 2010 BEHKABAD Cape Cross G1, NOORDHOEK FLYER Pivotal G2, OVERTURN Barathea LR, TARAWERA Giant’s Causeway LR. Danzig
643 - Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris, G1, Longchamp, July 14, 2400m
Green Desert Foreign Courier CAPE CROSS b/br 94 Ahonoora Park Appeal
1 Behkabad (FR) 3 b c Cape Cross (IRE) - Behkara (IRE) (Kris) 2 Planteur (IRE) 3 b c Danehill Dancer (IRE) - Plante Rare (IRE) (Giant’s Causeway (USA)) 3 Jan Vermeer (IRE) 3 b c Montjeu (IRE) Shadow Song (IRE) (Pennekamp (USA)) Age: 2-3; Starts: 7; Wins: 5; Places: 2 Earnings: £484,029 Sire: CAPE CROSS. Sire of 60 Stakes winners. In 2010 - ABLE ONE Danehill G1, BEHKABAD Kris G1, CAPECOVER Zabeel G2, CROSSTHESTART Gold And Ivory G2, TREAT GENTLY In The Wings G2, CORSICA Persian Bold G3, COLONIAL Mr Prospector LR, LAAHEB Sadler’s Wells LR, RECHARGE Robellino LR.
Balidaress BEHKABAD b c 2007 Sharpen Up Kris Doubly Sure BEHKARA b 2000 Mill Reef Behera Borushka
644 - Wenatex Europa Grupperennen, G3, Hamburg, July 14, 1600m 1 Aslana (IRE) 3 b f Rock of Gibraltar (IRE) - Alte Kunst (IRE) (Royal Academy (USA)) 2 Vanjura (GER) 3 ch f Areion (GER) Venia Legendi (GER) (Zinaad (GB)) 3 Fabiana (GB) 4 ch f Ashkalani (IRE) Fox Croft (FR) (Bustino)
CARRAIGLAWN Erins Isle LR, ROCKATELLA Cadeaux Genereux LR, SOCIETY ROCK Key of Luck LR, SOLID BILLING Star Way LR, FINGAL ROCK Soviet Star LR. 1st Dam: Alte Kunst by Royal Academy. 3 wins at 2 and 3 in Germany, 3rd Preis von Koln LR. Dam of 6 winners: 1999: Art Antique (f Darshaan) Winner at 3 in Germany, 2nd Furstenberg-Rennen G3. 2000: Antique Rose (f Desert King) 2 wins at 3 in Germany, 2nd Frankfurter der Mehl Mulhens Stiftung LR. Broodmare. 2001: ALTE ROSE (f Monsun) 5 wins at 3 and 4 in France, Germany. Broodmare. 2002: Alter Lord (c Winged Love) unraced. 2003: Alter Kunstler (c Monsun) unraced. 2004: AMADEUS (c Monsun) 2 wins at 3 and 4 in France, Germany. 2006: ALAKHAN (g Dalakhani) Winner at 3. 2007: ASLANA (f Rock of Gibraltar) 2 wins at 2 and 3 in Germany, Wenatex Europa Grupperennen G3, Preis der HSBC Trinkhaus LR, 2nd Kronimus Rennen LR, Wettenleip Dusseldorf-P.der Dreijahrigen LR. 2008: Almrose (f Holy Roman Emperor) unraced to date. 2009: (c Holy Roman Emperor) 2nd Dam: ALTE ZEIT by Surumu. Champion 2yr old filly in Germany in 1987, Champion 3yr old filly in Germany in 1988. 5 wins at 2 and 3 in West Germany Preis der Diana Deutsches Stuten Derby G2, ARAG Schwarzgold-Rennen (1000 Guineas) G2, 2nd Holsten Cup Deutsches Derby G1. Dam of ALTER ADEL (c Konigsstuhl: Jean Harzheim Rennen LR, 3rd Zanders Union-Rennen G2), Alte Kunst (f Royal Academy, see above). Grandam of Red Kiss. Broodmare Sire: ROYAL ACADEMY. Sire of the dams of 77 Stakes winners. In 2010 - FROZEN POWER Oasis Dream G2, MAJESTIC MUSIC Al Maher G2, ASLANA Rock of Gibraltar G3, LAST REGAL Jallad G3, RIGHTFULLY YOURS Show A Heart G3, GLORY HUNTER Metal Storm LR, MOON ROYAL Mojave Moon LR, RONJA El Corredor LR, KEMPES Intikhab LR.
Age: 2-3; Starts: 6; Wins: 2; Places: 2 Earnings: £24,050 Sire: ROCK OF GIBRALTAR. Sire of 55 Stakes winners. In 2010 - GIBRALTAR BLUE Bluebird G2, LA ROCKET Desert Sun G2, ASLANA Royal Academy G3, TRES ROCK DANON Monsun G3, BRUSCO Rainbow Quest LR,
1 Together (IRE) 2 b f Galileo (IRE) Shadow Song (IRE) (Pennekamp (USA)) 2 Laughing Lashes (USA) 2 gr/ro f Mr Greeley (USA) - Adventure (USA) (Unbridled’s Song (USA)) 3 Kissable (IRE) 2 b f Danehill Dancer (IRE) - Kitty O’Shea (GB) (Sadler’s Wells (USA)) Age: 2; Starts: 3; Wins: 2; Places: 1 Earnings: £40,221 Sire: GALILEO. Sire of 73 Stakes winners. In 2010 - CAPE BLANCO Presidium G1, MAHBOOBA Red Ransom G1, KITE WOOD Mark of Esteem G2, LINTON Centaine G2, MIDAS TOUCH Darshaan G2, SANS FRONTIERES Shirley Heights G2, CHABAL Zafonic G3, LILY OF THE VALLEY Pennekamp G3, MIKHAIL GLINKA Mark of Esteem G3, TOGETHER Pennekamp G3, CIMA DE TRIOMPHE Danehill LR, KING OF WANDS Rainbow Quest LR, SOUTH EASTER Nureyev LR, EPPURSIMUOVE Soviet Star LR. 1st Dam: SHADOW SONG by Pennekamp. Winner at 3 in France. Dam of 2 winners: 2007: JAN VERMEER (c Montjeu). 3 wins at 2 and 3 at home, France, Criterium International G1, 3rd Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby G1, Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris G1. 2008: TOGETHER (f Galileo) Sold 280,000gns yearling at TAOC1. 2 wins at 2, Silver Flash S G3. 2009: (f Montjeu) 2nd Dam: Evening Air by J O Tobin. unraced. Dam of MIDNIGHT AIR (f Green Dancer: May Hill S G3), Greenstead (g Green Dancer: 2nd Country Pride Champion Novices’ Hurdle G1, 2nd Fighting Blindness H. Chase G3). Grandam of IMPERIAL BEAUTY, MIDNIGHT LINE, Mr Olimpia, Be My Queen, SILLY GAME. Third dam of Better Hand. Broodmare Sire: PENNEKAMP. Sire of the dams of 4 Stakes winners. In 2010 JAN VERMEER Montjeu G3, LILY OF THE VALLEY Galileo G3, TOGETHER Galileo G3. The Galileo/Pennekamp cross has produced: LILY OF THE VALLEY G3, TOGETHER G3.
1st Dam: BEHKARA by Kris. 4 wins at 3 and 4 in France, Prix Hubert de Chaudenay Casino Barriere G2, 2nd Prix Royal-Oak G1, 3rd Prix Royal-Oak G1. Dam of 2 winners: 2006: BEHESHTAM (c Peintre Celebre) 2 wins at 3 in France, Prix de l’Avre LR, 2nd Qatar Prix Niel G2. 2007: BEHKABAD (c Cape Cross)
645 - Silver Flash Stakes, G3, Leopardstown, July 15, 7f
Razyana ROCK OF GIBRALTAR b 99 Be My Guest Offshore Boom Push A Button ASLANA b f 2007 Nijinsky Royal Academy Crimson Saint ALTE KUNST ch 94 Surumu Alte Zeit Alte Welt
Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge GALILEO b 98 Miswaki Urban Sea Allegretta TOGETHER b f 2008 Bering Pennekamp Coral Dance SHADOW SONG b 2002 J O Tobin Evening Air Nellie Forbes
international database 646 - G. P. der Jungheinrich Gabelstapler, G3, Hamburg, July 16, 1200m 1 Govinda (USA) 3 b c Pulpit (USA) Garden In The Rain (FR) (Dolphin Street (FR)) 2 Smooth Operator (GER) 4 b g Big Shuffle (USA) - Salzgitter (GB) (Salse (USA)) 3 Cadeau For Maggi (GB) 5 ch c Cadeaux Genereux - Maggi For Margaret (GB) (Shavian) Age: 2-3; Starts: 5; Wins: 1; Places: 3 Earnings: £15,657 Sire: PULPIT. Sire of 40 Stakes winners. In 2010 - ICE BOX Tabasco Cat G1, AILALEA Woodman G3, AURORA LIGHTS Lord At War G3, GOVINDA Dolphin Street G3, PACHATTACK Red Ransom LR. 1st Dam: Garden In The Rain by Dolphin Street. 8 wins at 3 to 6 in France, USA, 2nd San Gorgonio H G2, Santa Ana H G2, Buena Vista H G2. Dam of 2 winners: 2005: WARMSIDE (g War Chant) 2 wins at 3 and 5 in France. 2006: Garden Fresh (f Dynaformer) unraced. 2007: GOVINDA (c Pulpit) Sold 49,019gns yearling at BBAGS. 1 win at 2 in Germany, G. P. der Jungheinrich Gabelstapler G3. 2008: (c Fusaichi Pegasus) 2nd Dam: Marcotte by Nebos. 5 wins at 2 and 3 in Belgium, 2nd Prix de l’Immobiliere Chasse des Princes LR, Prix Les Guinees LR, 4th Grand Criterium National d’Ostende G2. Own sister to Molto Allegra. Dam of Garden In The Rain (f Dolphin Street, see above), Embraceable You (c Ti King: 2nd Carleton F Burke H G2), Jersey Bounce (c Septieme Ciel: 2nd Prix Le Vase d’Argent LR, Abu Dhabi Championship LR). Grandam of HOWARD LE CANARD, I Should Care, Tuiga. Broodmare Sire: DOLPHIN STREET. Sire of the dams of 7 Stakes winners. In 2010 - GOVINDA Pulpit G3, SIRONO Emerald Cat LR.
Seattle Slew A P Indy Weekend Surprise PULPIT b 94 Mr Prospector Preach Narrate GOVINDA b c 2007 Bluebird Dolphin Street Or Vision GARDEN IN THE RAIN b 97 Nebos Marcotte Mole
647 - Shadwell Hackwood Stakes, G3, Newbury, July 17, 6f 1 Regal Parade (GB) 6 ch g Pivotal (GB) - Model Queen (USA) (Kingmambo (USA)) 2 High Standing (USA) 5 b/br g High Yield (USA) - Nena Maka (GB) (Selkirk (USA)) 3 Secret Asset (IRE) 5 gr g Clodovil (IRE) - Skerray (GB) (Soviet Star (USA)) Age: 3-6; Starts: 32; Wins: 9; Places: 10 Earnings: £451,136 Sire: PIVOTAL. Sire of 80 Stakes winners. In 2010 - BUZZWORD Danehill G1, NOORDHOEK FLYER Kris G2, SARISKA Muhtarram G2, EMERALD COMMANDER Sadler’s Wells G3, REGAL PARADE Kingmambo G3, SIX OF HEARTS Devil’s Bag G3, TURNING TOP Cadeaux Genereux G3, ENTANGLE Primo Dominie LR, FALLEN IDOL Brief Truce LR, FRATAZZ Local Suitor LR, PEARL BANKS Efisio LR, PRESCRIPTION Elmaamul LR, SEEHARN Green Desert LR, SETA Generous LR. 1st Dam: MODEL QUEEN by Kingmambo. Winner at 3. Dam of 4 winners: 2003: SISTER SYLVIA (f Fantastic Light) Winner at 3 in France. Broodmare. 2004: REGAL PARADE (g Pivotal) Sold 430,000gns yearling at TAOC1, 16,000gns 3yo at TAAUT. 9 wins at 3 to 6, 2010, Betfred Sprint Cup G1, Shadwell Hackwood S G3, Totepool City Plate LR, 2nd CGA Hungerford S G2, totesport.com Leicestershire S LR, 3rd Betfair Cup Lennox S G2. 2005: Mount Helicon (g Montjeu) 2 wins at 3 in France, 3rd Prix Michel Houyvet LR. 2006: Canyon Ranch (c Danehill Dancer) 2007: Hot Prospect (c Motivator) Winner at 2, 3rd totesport.com Derby Trial S G3. 2008: Convention (f Encosta de Lago) unraced to date. 2009: (c Dansili) 2nd Dam: Model Bride by Blushing Groom. unraced. Dam of ARABRIDE (f Unfuwain: Prix de la Calonne LR). Grandam of The Cheka. Broodmare Sire: KINGMAMBO. Sire of the dams of 36 Stakes winners. In 2010 - DANZON Royal Academy G3, LIVE CONCERT Singspiel G3, REGAL PARADE Pivotal G3, EMPEROR CLAUDIUS Giant’s Causeway LR, GUILTY STRIKE Admire Vega LR. The Pivotal/Kingmambo cross has
produced: REGAL PARADE G1, BRAZILIAN BRIDE G3, Safina LR.
dams of 11 Stakes winners. In 2010 SPEEDY NATALIE Al Maher G3, WAR ARTIST Orpen G3.
Nureyev Polar Falcon Marie d’Argonne PIVOTAL ch 93 Cozzene Fearless Revival Stufida REGAL PARADE ch g 2004 Mr Prospector Kingmambo Miesque MODEL QUEEN ch 98 Blushing Groom Model Bride Mofida
648 - Prix de Ris-Orangis, G3, Maisons-Laffitte, July 17, 1200m 1 War Artist (AUS) 7 b g Orpen (USA) Royal Solitaire (AUS) (Brocco (USA)) 2 Tiza (SAF) 8 b g Goldkeeper (USA) Mamushka (SAF) (Elliodor (FR)) 3 Dam d’Augy (FR) 5 ch f Bernebeau (FR) - Cardamome (FR) (Cardoun (FR)) Age: 3-7; Starts: 22; Wins: 8; Places: 10 Earnings: £450,601 Sire: ORPEN. Sire of 52 Stakes winners. In 2010 - LINGOTE DE ORO Old Trieste G1, BLU CONSTELLATION Celtic Swing G3, NORQUINCO The Watcher G3, ORPEN FAIN Southern Halo G3, POLLEN Chief Singer G3, WAR ARTIST Brocco G3, CELESTIAL WAY Slip Anchor LR, INVINCIBLE SON Exit To Nowhere LR. 1st Dam: ROYAL SOLITAIRE by Brocco. 2 wins in Australia. Dam of 4 winners: 2002: VITRUVIAN (c Spinning World) 4 wins in Australia. 2003: WAR ARTIST (g Orpen). 8 wins at 3, 6 and 7 in France, Germany, South Africa, UAE, Mercury Sprint G1, bestwetten.de Goldene Peitsche G2, Prix de Ris-Orangis G3, Qatar Prix du Petit Couvert G3, Xpress Al Shindagha Sprint G3, 2nd Golden Jubilee S G1, Duke of York Hearthstead Homes S G2, Capital Electronics Byerley Turk Plate G3, williamhill.co.uk Lady Wulfruna S LR, 3rd Darley July Cup G1, Qatar Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp G1, Golden Horse Casino Sprint G1. 2004: Sashenka (f Orientate) 3 wins in Australia, 2nd Qrse Kaleidoscope Classic CE Mcdougall S LR, Tommy Smith Slipper S LR, 3rd Inglis Sires’ Produce S G1. 2005: RADETSKY (g Falbrav) 3 wins in Australia. 2006: Soleil Royale (f French Deputy) ran on the flat in Australia. 2007: (c Jet Spur)
Danzig Lure Endear ORPEN b 96 Devil’s Bag Bonita Francita Raise The Standard WAR ARTIST b g 2003 Kris S Brocco Anytime Ms ROYAL SOLITAIRE b 96 Rubiton All Kisses Miss No No
649 - Prix Messidor, G3, MaisonsLaffitte, July 17, 1600m 1 Fuisse (FR) 4 bl c Green Tune (USA) Funny Feerie (FR) (Sillery (USA)) 2 Beacon Lodge (IRE) 5 b c Clodovil (IRE) - Royal House (FR) (Royal Academy (USA)) 3 Silver Frost (IRE) 4 gr c Verglas (IRE) Hidden Silver (GB) (Anabaa (USA)) Age: 2-4; Starts: 11; Wins: 6; Places: 5 Earnings: £511,179 Sire: GREEN TUNE. Sire of 29 Stakes winners. In 2010 - FUISSE Sillery G3, ZAGORA Mtoto G3, KING TUNE Crystal Glitters LR. 1st Dam: FUNNY FEERIE by Sillery. 3 wins over jumps in France, Prix Finot Hurdle (fillies) LR, Prix Christian de Tredern H’cp Hurdle LR. Dam of 5 winners: 2002: FREJUS (g Mansonnien) Winner over jumps in France. 2003: FIRST FEERIE (f Turgeon) 3 wins. 2004: FUNNY LINE (f Emperor Jones) Winner at 3 in France. 2005: FULL OF GOLD (c Gold Away) 4 wins at 2 to 4 in France, Criterium de Saint-Cloud G1. 2006: FUISSE (c Green Tune) 6 wins at 2 to 4 in France, Prix du Chemin de Fer du Nord G3, Prix Messidor G3, Prix du Mesnil Le Roi Prix de Pontarme LR, Prix Montretout LR, 2nd Prix du Jockey Club G1, Prix Thomas Bryon G3, 3rd Prix Francois Mathet LR, Prix Jacques Laffitte LR. 2007: Flagstaff (c Numerous) 2008: Finella (f Kingsalsa) unraced to date. 2009: Francastel (c Gold Away) 2010: (f Anabaa)
2nd Dam: ALL KISSES by Rubiton. 7 wins in Australia. Dam of CALMING (f Zeditave: Liz Davenport Classic LR)
Broodmare Sire: SILLERY. Sire of the dams of 13 Stakes winners. In 2010 FUISSE Green Tune G3, GULENGUL Unaccounted For LR, ZALIAPOUR Daliapour LR.
Broodmare Sire: BROCCO. Sire of the
The Green Tune/Sillery cross has
international database Holy Roman Emperor) 3 wins at 2. 2009: (f Lawman) 2nd Dam: Salvinaxia by Linamix. 1 win at 2 in France, 3rd Criterium d’Evry LR. Dam of VIA MILANO (f Singspiel, see above). Grandam of CHANTILLY CREME. Broodmare Sire: SINGSPIEL. Sire of the dams of 7 Stakes winners. In 2010 LIBRANNO Librettist G2, COSMO NEMO SHIN Zenno Rob Roy G3, DEBUSSY Diesis G3, VIA MEDICI Medicean G3, ARTS Ontario LR.
Langfuhr LR. The Selkirk/Gone West cross has produced: PIPEDREAMER G1, ANNOUNCE G3, Consul General G3. Atan Sharpen Up Rocchetta Nebbiolo Annie Edge Friendly Court ANNOUNCE ch f 2007 Mr Prospector Gone West Secrettame HACHITA ch 2002 Danzig
693 - Prix Minerve- Shadwell, G3, Deauville, August 12, 2400m 1 Announce (GB) 3 ch f Selkirk (USA) Hachita (USA) (Gone West (USA)) 2 Shamanova (IRE) 3 b f Danehill Dancer (IRE) - Shamadara (IRE) (Kahyasi) 3 Middle Club (GB) 3 b f Fantastic Light (USA) - Anna Oleanda (IRE) (Old Vic) Age: 3; Starts: 3; Wins: 3; Places: 0 Earnings: £70,353 Sire: SELKIRK. Sire of 79 Stakes winners. In 2010 - AKMAL Swain G2, ANNOUNCE Gone West G3, TRANQUIL TIGER Distant View G3, GARDENING LEAVE Caerleon LR. 1st Dam: HACHITA by Gone West. 2 wins at 2 and 3. Dam of 1 winner: 2007: ANNOUNCE (f Selkirk) 3 wins at 3 in France, Prix MinerveShadwell G3, Prix de Thiberville LR. 2008: (c Azamour) 2009: (c Rail Link) 2010: (c Rail Link) 2nd Dam: CHOICE SPIRIT by Danzig. 2 wins at 3 in France Prix de la Calonne LR. Broodmare Sire: GONE WEST. Sire of the dams of 64 Stakes winners. In 2010 - DANDO AMOR Thunder Gulch G2, ANNOUNCE Selkirk G3, BONNY AND CLYDE Auguri G3, EVADING TEMPETE Dubai Destination G3, AWESOME FEATHER Awesome of Course LR, CROW’S NEST Mizzen Mast LR, LA VERITA Unbridled’s Song LR, MEXICAN ROSE Volksraad LR, THE RECTIFIER
Broodmare Sire: PRIOLO. Sire of the dams of 15 Stakes winners. In 2010 SHAKESPEAREAN Shamardal G2.
SELKIRK ch 88
Choice Spirit Mr Prospector Machiavellian Coup de Folie MEDICEAN ch 97 Storm Bird Mystic Goddess Rose Goddess VIA MEDICI ch f 2007 In The Wings Singspiel Glorious Song VIA MILANO b 2001 Linamix Salvinaxia Salve
HAMMIYA, TRAOU MAD, GOUDENKO. Third dam of BINIOU, Indian Days, Irish Cat, Roscoff, ENNEMI D’ETAT, SANS LIMITES, Cyberko. Fourth dam of King David.
694 - CGA Hungerford Stakes, G2, Newbury, August 14, 7f 1 Shakespearean (IRE) 3 b c Shamardal (USA) - Paimpolaise (IRE) (Priolo (USA)) 2 Cat Junior (USA) 5 b/br c Storm Cat (USA) - Luna Wells (IRE) (Sadler’s Wells (USA)) 3 Ouqba (GB) 4 b c Red Ransom (USA) Dancing Mirage (IRE) (Machiavellian (USA)) Age: 2-3; Starts: 10; Wins: 5; Places: 1 Earnings: £1,079,664 Sire: SHAMARDAL. Sire of 15 Stakes winners. In 2010 - FAINT PERFUME Zabeel G1, LOPE DE VEGA Vettori G1, SHAKESPEAREAN Priolo G2, ZAZOU Lomitas G2, DUNBOYNE EXPRESS Polish Precedent G3, ELLE SHADOW Roi Danzig LR, FEMINA FASHION Jeune LR, GINGERBREAD MAN Hurricane Sky LR, HAPPY HIPPY Soviet Lad LR, SHAMILLION Redoute’s Choice LR, SIYAADAH Lahib LR. 1st Dam: Paimpolaise by Priolo. Dam of 1 winner: 2004: (c Barathea) 2005: Jebel Musa (f Rock of Gibraltar) ran a few times. 2006: Pearlitas Passion (f High Chaparral) ran a few times. 2007: SHAKESPEAREAN (c Shamardal) Sold 56,021gns yearling at GOOY1. 5 wins at 2 and 3, CGA Hungerford S G2, Variety Club Solario S G3, Investec Surrey S LR, 3rd Meydan Superlative S G2. 2008: (f Shamardal) 2009: (c Acclamation) 2010: (c Acclamation) 2nd Dam: Basilea by Frere Basile. Dam of PONT-AVEN (f Try My Best: Prix de Saint-Georges G3, 2nd Dubai Poule d’Essai des Pouliches G1), ALBACORA (f Fairy King: Prix Herod LR), Labbasea (g Last Tycoon: 3rd Prix du Ranelagh LR). Grandam of SAINTE MARINE, JOSR ALGARHOUD, CAP COZ,
Storm Cat Giant’s Causeway Mariah’s Storm SHAMARDAL b 2002 Machiavellian Helsinki Helen Street SHAKESPEAREAN b c 2007 Sovereign Dancer Priolo Primevere PAIMPOLAISE b 98 Frere Basile Basilea Gay Apparel
695 - CGA Geoffrey Freer Stakes, G3, Newbury, August 14, 13f 1 Sans Frontieres (IRE) 4 ch c Galileo (IRE) - Llia (GB) (Shirley Heights) 2 Laaheb (GB) 4 b g Cape Cross (IRE) Maskunah (IRE) (Sadler’s Wells (USA)) 3 Saptapadi (IRE) 4 ch g Indian Ridge Olympienne (IRE) (Sadler’s Wells (USA)) Age: 2-4; Starts: 8; Wins: 3; Places: 3 Earnings: £128,141 Sire: GALILEO. Sire of 72 Stakes winners. In 2010 - CAPE BLANCO Presidium G1, MAHBOOBA Red Ransom G1, KITE WOOD Mark of Esteem G2, LINTON Centaine G2, MIDAS TOUCH Darshaan G2, SANS FRONTIERES Shirley Heights G2, LILY OF THE VALLEY Pennekamp G3, MIKHAIL GLINKA Mark of Esteem G3, TOGETHER Pennekamp G3, CIMA DE TRIOMPHE Danehill LR, KING OF WANDS Rainbow Quest LR, SOUTH EASTER Nureyev LR, EPPURSIMUOVE Soviet Star LR. 1st Dam: Llia by Shirley Heights. Winner at 2, 3rd Madagans Pretty Polly S LR. Dam of 6 winners: 1997: DILSAA (g Night Shift) 3 wins. 1998: Effie (f Royal Academy) unraced. Broodmare. 1999: KOOTENAY (f Selkirk) 4 wins at 2 and 3 at home, Italy, Blue Square Masaka S LR, Vodafone Princess Elizabeth S LR, Premio Coolmore LR, 2nd Premio Dormello G3, 3rd Falmouth S G2. Dam of Kelowna (f Pivotal: 3 wins, 3rd H.B.P.A. S LR) 2000: JAY GEE’S CHOICE (g Barathea) 4 wins at 2 and 4. 2001: GRETNA (f Groom Dancer) Winner at 3. Broodmare. 2005: KING FINGAL (g King’s Best) 3 wins at 3 and 5. 2006: SANS FRONTIERES (c Galileo) Sold 450,000gns yearling at
TAOC1. 3 wins at 2 and 4, Princess of Wales’s sportingbet.com S G2, CGA Geoffrey Freer S G3, 2nd banshahousestables.com Craven S G3, 3rd totesport.com Dante S G2. 2007: Hellenio (g Cape Cross) 2009: (c Cape Cross) 2010: (c Montjeu) 2nd Dam: LLYN GWYNANT by Persian Bold. 5 wins at 3 and 4 Tara Sires EBF Desmond S G3, Mount Coote Stud Matron S G3, 4th Ciga Prix de l’Opera G2. Dam of GUEST CONNECTIONS (g Zafonic: Premio Primi Passi G3), LADY OF THE LAKE (f Caerleon: George Stubbs Rated S. H LR), Llia (f Shirley Heights, see above). Grandam of Coventina. Broodmare Sire: SHIRLEY HEIGHTS. Sire of the dams of 175 Stakes winners. In 2010 - FAME AND GLORY Montjeu G1, SANS FRONTIERES Galileo G2, AKDARENA Hernando G3, POET Pivotal G3, STOTSFOLD Barathea G3, CAPE MARTIN Polish Precedent LR, OPINION POLL Halling LR, PROSPECT WELLS Sadler’s Wells LR, KHYBER KIM Mujahid LR. Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge GALILEO b 98 Miswaki Urban Sea Allegretta SANS FRONTIERES ch c 2006 Mill Reef Shirley Heights Hardiemma LLIA b 92 Persian Bold Llyn Gwynant Etoile des Galles
696 - Prix de Pomone- Haras d’Etreham, G2, Deauville, August 14, 2400m 1 Peinture Rare (IRE) 4 b f Sadler’s Wells (USA) - Peinture Bleue (USA) (Alydar (USA)) 2 High Heeled (IRE) 4 b f High Chaparral (IRE) - Uncharted Haven (GB) (Turtle Island (IRE)) 3 Burn The Breeze (IRE) 5 b f Beat Hollow (GB) - Madiyla (Darshaan) Age: 3-4; Starts: 8; Wins: 2; Places: 3 Earnings: £131,016 Sire: SADLER’S WELLS. Sire of 318 Stakes winners. In 2010 - PEINTURE RARE Alydar G2, BULLET TRAIN Danehill G3, CHANGING SKIES Silver Hawk G3, PRECIOUS GEM Danehill G3, TACTIC Darshaan G3, CLAREMONT Darshaan LR, MELLON MARTINI Dynaformer LR, POUVOIR ABSOLU Nureyev LR, PROSPECT WELLS Shirley Heights LR, ROSES FOR THE LADY Rainbow Quest LR, ASHKAZAR Darshaan LR, SYNCHRONISED Bob
international database Back LR. 1st Dam: PEINTURE BLEUE by Alydar. 3 wins at 3 in France, USA, Long Island H G2. Dam of 5 winners: 1993: Pareo Bleu (c Steinlen) 1994: PEINTRE CELEBRE (c Nureyev) Champion 3yr old in Europe in 1997. 5 wins at 2 and 3 in France, Grand Prix de Paris G1, Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe G1, Les Emirats Arabes Unis P.du Jockey Club G1. Sire. 1995: Pine Chip (f Nureyev). Dam of POUVOIR ABSOLU (c Sadler’s Wells: 5 wins at 3 to 5 in France, Prix Lord Seymour LR, Prix Rene Bedel LR, Prix de la Porte de Madrid LR, 2nd Grand Prix de Deauville-Lucien Barriere G2), Perfect Murder (c Desert King: 3 wins at 3 and 6 in France, 3rd G. P. de Clairefontaine-Haras du Logis LR) 1996: Peace Signal (f Time For A Change) unraced. Dam of PAINTER’S DREAM (f Sadler’s Wells: 6 wins at 4 and 5 in South Africa, Allez France H LR) 1997: Pyramid Lake (f Broad Brush) unraced. Dam of Pyramid Love (f Fusaichi Pegasus: 4 wins at 2 and 3 in France, USA, 2nd Doubledogdare S G3), Pyrana (f Anabaa: 3 wins at 3 and 4 in France, USA, 3rd Locust Grove H G3) 1999: Pierre Bonnard (c Danzig) 2 wins at 5 and 6 in France, 3rd Grand Prix de Compiegne-Paris Turf LR. 2000: PEINTURE ROSE (f Storm Cat) 2 wins at 3 in France, Prix Ceres LR. Broodmare. 2002: Peinture Ancienne (f Seeking The Gold) unraced. Broodmare. 2003: POINTILLISTE (c Giant’s Causeway) 5 wins at 3, 5 and 6 in France, Prix de Barbeville-MTPA G3, 2nd Prix Vicomtesse Vigier G2. 2004: Peintre du Roi (g El Prado) ran on the flat in France and ran once over hurdles. 2006: PEINTURE RARE (f Sadler’s Wells) 2 wins at 3 and 4 in France, Prix de Pomone- Haras d’Etreham G2, 2nd Qatar Prix de Royallieu G2, Prix Minerve- Shadwell G3. 2008: Peinture Abstraite (f Holy Roman Emperor) unraced to date. 2nd Dam: PETROLEUSE by Habitat. 2 wins at 2 and 3 Princess Elizabeth S G3. Dam of PEINTURE BLEUE (f Alydar, see above), PROVINS (c Chief’s Crown: William P Kyne H G3, 2nd San Luis Rey S G1), PARME (c Blushing Groom: Prix Andre Baboin (G.P. des Provinces) G3), Chateau Royal (c Personal Hope: 2nd Castlemartin/La Louviere Stud Gladness S G3, Tetrarch S G3). Grandam of POLICY MAKER, PUSHKIN, PLACE ROUGE, Evening World, Peintre Bleu, Pinacotheque. Third dam of PLANTEUR. Broodmare Sire: ALYDAR. Sire of the dams of 135 Stakes winners. In 2010 -
GIO PONTI Tale of The Cat G1, A LITTLE WARM Stormin Fever G2, PEINTURE RARE Sadler’s Wells G2. The Sadler’s Wells/Alydar cross has produced: PEINTURE RARE G2, ALLUREMENT G3, DOUBLE LEAF G3, Boldini G1. Nearctic Northern Dancer Natalma SADLER’S WELLS b 81 Bold Reason Fairy Bridge Special PEINTURE RARE b f 2006 Raise A Native Alydar Sweet Tooth PEINTURE BLEUE ch 87 Habitat Petroleuse Plencia
697 - Prix Gontaut-Biron-Hong Kong Jockey Club, G3, Deauville, August 14, 2000m 1 Vision d’Etat (FR) 5 b c Chichicastenango (FR) - Uberaba (FR) (Garde Royale) 2 Budai (GER) 4 b c Dai Jin (GB) - Bejaria (GER) (Konigsstuhl (GER)) 3 Cirrus des Aigles (FR) 4 b g Even Top (IRE) - Taille de Guepe (FR) (Septieme Ciel (USA)) Age: 2-5; Starts: 15; Wins: 10; Places: 2 Earnings: £2,341,158 Sire: CHICHICASTENANGO. Sire of 4 Stakes winners. In 2010 - BLEK Exit To Nowhere G2, VISION D’ETAT Garde Royale G3. 1st Dam: UBERABA by Garde Royale. 4 wins over jumps in France. Dam of 5 winners: 1994: Guatemala (f Synefos) unraced. 1995: Horse Pistol (g Synefos) 1996: DIANA LA BELLE (f Synefos) Winner at 3 in France. Broodmare. Dam of KADABELLE (f Kadalko: 2 wins over jumps in France, Prix Orcada Steeplechase G3) 1998: Miss Canon (f Cadoudal). Broodmare. 1999: ROYAL AWAY (g Cadoudal) 2 wins. 2000: BRONNSA (f Kadalko) Winner over jumps in France. Broodmare. 2002: MILAN DEUX MILLE (g Double Bed) 5 wins. 2005: VISION D’ETAT (c Chichicastenango) Sold 25,615gns yearling at AFDEC. 10 wins at 2 to 5, 2010 at home, France, Hong Kong, Prince of Wales’s S G1, Prix du Jockey Club G1, Prix Ganay - Grand Prix Air Mauritius G1, Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup G1, Qatar Prix Niel G2, Prix Gontaut-Biron-Hong Kong Jockey Club
G3, Prix de Suresnes LR, 2nd Qatar Prix Foy G2, 3rd Prix d’Harcourt G2. 2006: Nataba (f Chichicastenango) unraced. 2008: Affaire d’Etat (c Chichicastenango) unraced to date. Broodmare Sire: GARDE ROYALE. Sire of the dams of 27 Stakes winners. In 2010 - VISION D’ETAT Chichicastenango G3, MASTER MINDED Nikos LR, ROYAL PALOIS Lute Antique LR. The Chichicastenango/Garde Royale cross has produced: VISION D’ETAT G1, CHICHI CREASY G3.
2nd Dam: Saquiace by Sagace. 4 wins at 3 and 4 in France, 2nd Grand Prix de Villeurbanne LR. Dam of SKY DANCING (f Exit To Nowhere, see above), Starla (f Lando: 3rd Bremer Stuten Meile LR). Grandam of WHAT’S UP PUSSYCAT. Broodmare Sire: EXIT TO NOWHERE. Sire of the dams of 22 Stakes winners. In 2010 - BLEK Chichicastenango G2, SCALO Lando G2, DARIOLE Highest Honor G3, EKIN Mujahid LR, INVINCIBLE SON Orpen LR, BANJAXED GIRL King’s Theatre LR, MAGIC MAMBO Hernando LR. Surumu Acatenango
Smadoun Mossma CHICHICASTENANGO gr 98 Antheus Smala Small Partie VISION D’ETAT b c 2005 Mill Reef Garde Royale Royal Way UBERABA b/br 86 Montevideo Ile d’Amour Old England
698 - Prix Guillaume d’Ornano, G2, Deauville, August 15, 2000m 1 Scalo (GB) 3 b c Lando (GER) - Sky Dancing (IRE) (Exit To Nowhere (USA)) 2 Wealthy (IRE) 3 b c Refuse To Bend (IRE) - Enrich (USA) (Dynaformer (USA)) 3 Black Spirit (USA) 3 b c Black Minnaloushe (USA) - L’Extra Honor (USA) (Hero’s Honor (USA)) Age: 2-3; Starts: 6; Wins: 4; Places: 0 Earnings: £127,143 Sire: LANDO. Sire of 24 Stakes winners. In 2010 - SCALO Exit To Nowhere G2. 1st Dam: SKY DANCING by Exit To Nowhere. 5 wins at 2 and 4 in Germany, Italy, Premio Buontalenta LR. Dam of 4 winners: 2003: SEXY LADY (f Danehill Dancer) 4 wins at 3 in France, Germany, Prix Chloe G3. Broodmare. 2004: Sky Express (c Lando) unraced. 2005: Scolari (c Monsun) 5 wins at 4 and 5 in France, Germany, 2nd Grosser Preis der Dortmunder Wirtschaft G3. 2006: SKYLOR (c Sakhee) 3 wins at 4 in Germany. 2007: SCALO (c Lando) 4 wins at 2 and 3 in France, Germany, Prix Guillaume d’Ornano G2, Fruhjahrspreis des Bankhauses Metzler G3, onextwo.com Bavarian Classic G3. 2008: Stromberg (c Medicean) unraced to date. 2009: (f Lomitas) 2010: (c Dalakhani)
LANDO b 90 Sharpman Laurea Licata SCALO b c 2007 Irish River Exit To Nowhere Coup de Folie SKY DANCING b 97 Sagace Saquiace Laquiola
699 - P. Fresnay le Buffard Jacques Le Marois, G1, Deauville, August 15, 1600m 1 Makfi (GB) 3 b c Dubawi (IRE) Dhelaal (GB) (Green Desert (USA)) 2 Goldikova (IRE) 5 b f Anabaa (USA) Born Gold (USA) (Blushing Groom (FR)) 3 Paco Boy (IRE) 5 b c Desert Style (IRE) - Tappen Zee (Sandhurst Prince) Age: 2-3; Starts: 5; Wins: 4; Places: 0 Earnings: £577,526 Sire: DUBAWI. Sire of 13 Stakes winners. In 2010 - HAPPY ARCHER Jeune G1, MAKFI Green Desert G1, IRISH FIELD Hernando G2, MONTEROSSO Barathea G2, WORTHADD Rahy G2, ANNA SALAI Caerleon G3, CELLARMASTER Sound Reason G3, AFSARE Fairy King LR, DUBASE Bahri LR, GOLDEN MILLENNIUM Eagle Eyed LR, KHOR SHEED Manila LR. 1st Dam: Dhelaal by Green Desert. unraced. Dam of 1 winner: 2007: MAKFI (c Dubawi) Sold 26,000gns 2yo at TAAUT. 4 wins at 2 and 3 at home, France, stanjames.com 2000 Guineas G1, P. Fresnay le Buffard Jacques Le Marois G1, Prix Djebel G3. 2008: Jadhwah (f Nayef) unraced to date. 2009: (c Medicean) 2010: (c Teofilo) 2nd Dam: Irish Valley by Irish River. ran on the flat in France at 2 and 3. Dam of ALHAARTH (c Unfuwain: Generous Dewhurst S G1, 3rd Esat Digifone
international database Champion S G1, Sussex S G1), GREEN POLA (f Nijinsky: Prix du Calvados G3), Gaelic Myth (g Nijinsky: 2nd Seagram Top Novices’ Hurdle LR). Grandam of AQALEEM, CAPE LIZBURNE. Broodmare Sire: GREEN DESERT. Sire of the dams of 69 Stakes winners. In 2010 - MAKFI Dubawi G1, KATICI PRINCESS Noverre G3, BURNING THREAD Captain Rio LR, HEN NIGHT Danehill Dancer LR, JANOOD Medicean LR, PALLODIO Medecis LR, SEEHARN Pivotal LR. The Dubawi/Green Desert cross has produced: MAKFI G1, Dubawi Gold LR. Seeking The Gold Dubai Millennium Colorado Dancer DUBAWI b 2002 Deploy Zomaradah Jawaher MAKFI b c 2007 Danzig Green Desert Foreign Courier DHELAAL b 2002 Irish River Irish Valley Green Valley
ANALYSIS: See 2,000 Guineas, May 1, Race Number 208.
700 - Rheinland-Pokal, G1, Cologne, August 15, 2400m 1 Campanologist (USA) 5 b c Kingmambo (USA) - Ring of Music (GB) (Sadler’s Wells (USA)) 2 Appel Au Maitre (FR) 6 ch c Starborough (GB) - Rotina (FR) (Crystal Glitters (USA)) 3 Zazou (GER) 3 b c Shamardal (USA) Zaza Top (GER) (Lomitas (GB)) Age: 2-5; Starts: 24; Wins: 9; Places: 10 Earnings: £636,971 Sire: KINGMAMBO. Sire of 79 Stakes winners. In 2010 - CAMPANOLOGIST Sadler’s Wells G1, ALEXANDROS King of Kings G3, KING OF DIXIE Dixieland Band LR. 1st Dam: Ring of Music by Sadler’s Wells. unraced. Dam of 3 winners: 1999: Dubai Soprano (f Zafonic) unraced. Dam of Isobel Baillie (f Lomitas: 2 wins at 3 in France, 3rd Prix Madame Jean Couturie LR) 2000: Armilla (f Rainbow Quest) unraced. Dam of Well Rounded (f Reset: Winner in Australia, 3rd HillSmith S LR) 2001: Rosa Raisa (f Rainbow Quest). Broodmare. 2002: Roundel (f Kingmambo). Died in 2010. Broodmare. 2003: MELODIC SCORE (c Kingmambo) Winner at 4 in UAE.
2004: Peace Bell (f Kingmambo). Broodmare. 2005: CAMPANOLOGIST (c Kingmambo) 9 wins at 2 to 5, 2010 at home, Germany, UAE, Rheinland-Pokal G1, G.P. von Lotto Hamburg Deutschland Preis G1, King Edward VII S G2, Marju Dubai City of Gold S G2, Totepool Winter Hill S G3, Tuddenham Mill Feilden S LR, 2nd Hardwicke S G2, Sky Bet York S G2, Grosvenor Casinos Cumberland Lodge S G3, Totepool Rose of Lancaster S G3, 3rd Gran Premio di Milano G1, totesport.com Derby Trial G3, Dubai Duty Free Arc Trial G3. 2006: SONG CYCLE (c Cherokee Run) 3 wins at 2 to 4 in USA. 2007: Holy Music (c Holy Bull) unraced to date. 2008: Glorious Success (f Successful Appeal) unraced to date. 2010: (f Giant’s Causeway) 2nd Dam: GLORIOUS SONG by Halo. Champion older mare in Canada and U.S.A. in 1980. 17 wins in USA Spinster S G1, La Canada S G1, Santa Margarita Invitational H G1, Top Flight H G1, 2nd Marlboro Cup H G1, Amory L Haskell H G1, Beldame S G1, Santa Margarita Invitational H G1. Own sister to SAINT BALLADO and DEVIL’S BAG. Dam of SINGSPIEL (c In The Wings: Juddmonte International S G1, Vodafone Coronation Cup G1, Canadian International S G1, Japan Cup G1, 2nd Vodafone Coronation Cup G1, Coral Eclipse S G1, Grand Prix de Paris G1, Breeders’ Cup Turf G1), RAHY (c Blushing Groom: Bel Air H G2, 2nd Tattersalls Middle Park S G1), RAKEEN (c Northern Dancer: Allen Snijman S G2, 3rd Rothmans July H G1), Rivotious (c Riverman: 3rd Isaac Murphy Memorial S LR), Song of Freedom (c Arazi: 3rd Sheikh Maktoum Al Maktoum Challenge 1 LR). Grandam of MEZZO SOPRANO, DANON CHANTILLY, EMIRATES TO DUBAI. Third dam of CLAREMONT. Broodmare Sire: SADLER’S WELLS. Sire of the dams of 233 Stakes winners. In 2010 - CAMPANOLOGIST Kingmambo G1, CHINESE WHITE Dalakhani G1, WORKFORCE King’s Best G1, APPROVE Oasis Dream G2, BANKABLE Medicean G2, MEISHO BELUGA French Deputy G2, ZARIUS Zabeel G2, BALETTI Gulch G3, BEETHOVEN Oratorio G3, CAT JUNIOR Storm Cat G3, DEEM Dalakhani G3, ELUSIVE PIMPERNEL Elusive Quality G3, EMERALD COMMANDER Pivotal G3, POSAVINA Tiger Hill G3, A CHANCE TO DREAM Volksraad LR, ALSACE LORRAINE Giant’s Causeway LR, CIVIL WAR War Emblem LR, KILO ALPHA King’s Best LR, LAAHEB Cape Cross LR, MOE GREEN Xaar LR, OCEAN AND BEYOND Kingsalsa LR, PRINCIPAL ROLE Empire Maker LR, TIMEPIECE Zamindar LR, FRENCH OPERA Bering
LR. The Kingmambo/Sadler’s Wells cross has produced: CAMPANOLOGIST G1, DIVINE PROPORTIONS G1, EL CONDOR PASA G1, HENRYTHENAVIGATOR G1, QUEEN CLEOPATRA G1, THEWAYYOUARE G1, VIRGINIA WATERS G1, AKAREM G3, AMBOBO LR, Ershaad G1, You’ll Be Mine G1, Shahin G2, Bergamask LR, Indigo Myth LR, Marine Officer LR, Moon Dazzle LR, Multazem LR. Raise A Native Mr Prospector Gold Digger KINGMAMBO b 90 Nureyev Miesque Pasadoble CAMPANOLOGIST b c 2005 Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge RING OF MUSIC b 93 Halo Glorious Song Ballade
ANALYSIS: Campanologist is a product of what has been one of the most prolific formulas for top-class runners in the last decade or so – Kingmambo over mares by Sadler’s Wells. There are now eight black-type winners bred on the direct cross and six of them – Campanologist, Divine Proportions, El Condor Pasa, Henrythenavigator and Virginia Waters – have scored at the highest level. Oddly enough, however, despite the class the nick has generated, its stakes winners to starters percentage is only very slightly better than Kingmambo has achieved overall. As far as Sadler’s Wells mares – a pretty blue-blooded group overall – are concerned, it would be hard to find one with a pedigree to top that of Campanologist’s dam, Ring Of Music. She was unraced, but she is a threeparts sister to the champion, successful and recently deceased sire Singspiel, and to Rakeen, a Group 2 winner in South Africa, and a leading sire in that country, as well as being a half-sister to the multiple Group winner and excellent sire, Rahy. She’s also half-sister to the dams of the Prix Vermeille (G1) heroine Mezzo Soprano, and the NHK Mile Cup (G1) winner Danon Chantilly. Ring of Music’s dam Glorious Song was champion older mare in the US, Horse of the Year and twice champion older mare in Canada. She is a sister to the champion US two-year-old Devil’s Bag, to the highly successful stallion Saint Ballado and to Angelis Song, the dam of four stakes winners, including Sadler’s Wells’s US Grade 1 winner Sligo Bay
701 - Sportingbet.com Great Voltigeur Stakes, G2, York, August 17, 12f 1 Rewilding (GB) 3 b c Tiger Hill (IRE) Darara (Top Ville) 2 Midas Touch (GB) 3 b c Galileo (IRE) Approach (GB) (Darshaan) 3 Joshua Tree (IRE) 3 b c Montjeu (IRE) Madeira Mist (IRE) (Grand Lodge (USA)) Age: 2-3; Starts: 6; Wins: 3; Places: 3 Earnings: £298,511 Sire: TIGER HILL. Sire of 30 Stakes winners. In 2010 - EYE OF THE TIGER Surumu G2, REWILDING Top Ville G2, ABBASHIVA Goofalik G3, POSAVINA Sadler’s Wells G3, INTIGRA Local Suitor LR, YABIGORSE Mukaddamah LR, YOUNG TIGER Trempolino LR. 1st Dam: DARARA by Top Ville. 3 wins at 3 in France, Trusthouse Forte Prix Vermeille G1. Dam of 10 winners: 1988: DARIYOUN (c Shahrastani) 7 wins at 3 to 6 in France, Spain, Prix Lord Seymour LR, Prix Scaramouche LR, Gran Premio de Madrid -Gran Premio Nobel LR, 2nd CIGA Prix de Lutece G3, Prix d’Hedouville G3, 3rd CIGA Prix du Cadran G1. Sire. 1989: DARDISTAN (c Alleged) 5 wins at 3 to 5 in France. 1990: DARDJINI (g Nijinsky) 7 wins, New Stand H. Hurdle G3, 3rd A.I.G. Europe Champion Hurdle G1, Denny Gold Medal Novice Chase G1. 1991: DARARITA (f Halo) Winner at 3 in France. Dam of DARASIM (g Kahyasi: 11 wins, Lady O Goodwood Cup G2, Prix Kergorlay G2, 3rd Ascot Gold Cup G1, Prix du Cadran Casinos Barrierre G1). Grandam of Darenjan (g Alhaarth: 6 wins, 2nd paddypower.com H. Hurdle G3) 1992: Dariyani (c Doyoun) unraced. DARAZARI (c Sadler’s 1993: Wells) 3 wins at 3 and 6 in Australia, France, Ranvet S G1, 3rd Chipping Norton S G1. Sire. 1995: Kilimanjaro (c Shirley Heights) Winner at 2 viz. Vintage Inns District 48 Top Ten Stakes, Sandown, 2nd King Edward VII S G2. Sire. 1996: Rhagaas (c Sadler’s Wells) Winner at 2, 2nd Prix de Lutece G3, 3rd Emirates Airline Prix du Jockey Club G1. 1999: DIAGHILEV (g Sadler’s Wells) Champion older horse in Hong Kong in 2003-04. 4 wins at 3 to 5 at home, France, Hong Kong, Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup G1, raced in Hong Kong as RIVER DANCER. 2004: Evita (f Selkirk). Broodmare. 2005: DAR RE MI (f Singspiel) 6 wins at 3 to 5 at home, France, UAE, Audi Pretty Polly S G1, Darley Yorkshire Oaks G1, Guangsha Group Dubai Sheema Classic G1, 2nd Darley
international database Yorkshire Oaks G1, Qatar Prix Vermeille G1, 3rd Emirates Airlines Breeders’ Cup Turf G1. 2007: REWILDING (c Tiger Hill) Sold 500,000gns yearling at TAOC1. 3 wins at 2 and 3 at home, France, Sportingbet.com Great Voltigeur S G2, bluesquare.com Cocked Hat S LR, 2nd Prix Noailles G2, 3rd Investec Derby S G1.
Sadler’s Wells G2, FROZEN POWER Royal Academy G2, ALTA FEDELTA Luge G3, MAIN AIM Selkirk G3, RAINFALL Barathea G3, SANDBAR Hernando G3, SRI PUTRA In The Wings G3, WAITER’S DREAM Persian Bold G3, FIELD OF DREAM Selkirk LR, KEREDARI Doyoun LR, RAIN DELAYED Shareef Dancer LR, THAI HAKU Linamix LR.
Broodmare Sire: PERSIAN BOLD. Sire of the dams of 76 Stakes winners. In 2010 - CORSICA Cape Cross G3, WAITER’S DREAM Oasis Dream G3, CARIOCA Rakti LR, EUSTACHIONE Desert Prince LR.
Broodmare Sire: STRAVINSKY. Sire of the dams of 3 Stakes winners. In 2010 RIP VAN WINKLE Galileo G1, LE VIE INFINITE Le Vie Dei Colori LR, SMOULDER Traditionally LR. The Galileo/Stravinsky cross has produced: RIP VAN WINKLE G1, Sea Galleon G1.
Danzig Green Desert Foreign Courier OASIS DREAM b 2000
2nd Dam: Delsy by Abdos. 1 win at 3 in France, 3rd Prix de Pomone G3. Dam of DARSHAAN (c Shirley Heights: Prix du Jockey Club G1), DARARA (f Top Ville, see above), DALARA (f Doyoun: Prix de Royallieu G2, 3rd Prix Royal Oak G1), DARAYDAN (g Kahyasi: George Stubbs Rated S. H LR, 3rd Royal Sun Alliance Novices’ Hurdle G1), DABARA (f Shardari: Prix de Thiberville LR), Dalal (c Labus: 3rd Grand Prix de Vichy G3, 4th Gran Premio de San Sebastian G2), Darialann (g Kahyasi: 2nd Guinness Galway H. Hurdle G2). Grandam of DALIAPOUR, COURTEOUS, DALAMPOUR, SCRIPTWRITER, HERON ISLAND, DAROMANN, DABTIYA, Bondstone, Dawana, Dabaya, Dalaram, Dabistan, Dawadari, Der Spieler, Count Kearney. Broodmare Sire: TOP VILLE. Sire of the dams of 84 Stakes winners. In 2010 - DAR RE MI Singspiel G1, REWILDING Tiger Hill G2, ALPACCO Desert King LR, BELLA AMICA Black Sam Bellamy LR. Danzig Danehill Razyana TIGER HILL b 95 Appiani II The Filly Tigress Silver REWILDING b c 2007 High Top Top Ville Sega Ville DARARA b 83 Abdos Delsy Kelty
702 - Sportingbet.com Acomb Stakes, G3, York, August 17, 7f 1 Waiter’s Dream (GB) 2 b c Oasis Dream (GB) - Sarah Georgina (Persian Bold) 2 Silvertrees (IRE) 2 b g Footstepsinthesand (GB) - Kingsridge (IRE) (King’s Theatre (IRE)) 3 Timothy T (GB) 2 bl g Pastoral Pursuits (GB) - Point Perfect (GB) (Dansili (GB)) Age: 2; Starts: 4; Wins: 2; Places: 1 Earnings: £36,208 Sire: OASIS DREAM. Sire of 33 Stakes winners. In 2010 - LADY JANE DIGBY Niniski G1, MIDDAY Kingmambo G1, QUERARI Acatenango G1, TUSCAN EVENING Suave Dancer G1, APPROVE
1st Dam: SARAH GEORGINA by Persian Bold. Winner at 2, (retired due to an accident). Dam of 6 winners: 1991: Soolaimon (f Shareef Dancer). Dam of Reduit (g Lion Cavern: 3 wins, 2nd Criterium de Saint-Cloud G1) 1992: LORD JIM (g Kahyasi) 7 wins, Challenge Race LR, 3rd Betty Barclay Oleander-Rennen G3, Bristol Novices’ Hurdle G2. 1993: (f Thatching). died. 1994: INTELLECTUELLE (f Caerleon) Winner at 2 in France. Dam of Strike One (g Danehill Dancer: 7 wins, 3rd Coolmore Winter Cup LR). Grandam of Cavaliere (f Traditionally: 3 wins at 2 and 3 in France, 2nd Prix Fille de l’Air G3) 1995: Night Owl (f Night Shift). Broodmare. 1997: AUDACIEUSE (f Rainbow Quest) 3 wins at 3 in France, Prix de Flore G3. Broodmare. 2000: Fritz (c Peintre Celebre) unraced. 2001: GIRONDE (g Sadler’s Wells) 2 wins. 2002: Red Sans (g Rainbow Quest) 2003: Nouvelle Lune (f Fantastic Light) unraced. Broodmare. 2005: Son of Sarah (c Oasis Dream) 2006: SIGNELLA (f Selkirk) Winner at 3. Broodmare. 2008: WAITER’S DREAM (c Oasis Dream) Sold 85,000gns yearling at TAOC2. 2 wins at 2, Sportingbet.com Acomb S G3. 2009: (c Val Royal) 2nd Dam: DANCE BY NIGHT by Northfields. 2 wins at 2, unraced at 3 years due to an accident. Dam of DANSEUSE DU SOIR (f Thatching: Dubai Poule d’Essai des Pouliches G1, Prix de la Foret G1, 3rd P. Fresnay-leBuffard Jacques Le Marois G1), DANA SPRINGS (f Aragon: Upavon Fillies’ S LR, Piaget d’Or LR), DON CORLEONE (c Caerleon: Robert Sice Memorial July Trophy S LR, 2nd Westminster Taxi Insurance Gordon S G3, 3rd Tripleprint Geoffrey Freer S G2), Danseuse du Nord (f Kahyasi: 3rd Prix de Malleret G2), Circus Dance (c Sadler’s Wells: 3rd Emirates Airline Prix du Jockey Club G1). Grandam of SCINTILLO, JUMBAJUKIBA. Third dam of DANZON, Montecito, Saucy Brown, La Reine Mambo.
Dancing Brave Hope Bahamian WAITER’S DREAM b c 2008
Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge GALILEO b 98
Persian Bold Relkarunner SARAH GEORGINA b 87 Northfields Dance By Night Elvina
703 - Juddmonte International Stakes, G1, York, August 17, 10f 1 Rip Van Winkle (IRE) 4 b c Galileo (IRE) - Looking Back (IRE) (Stravinsky (USA)) 2 Twice Over (GB) 5 b/br c Observatory (USA) - Double Crossed (GB) (Caerleon (USA)) 3 Byword (GB) 4 ch c Peintre Celebre (USA) - Binche (USA) (Woodman (USA)) Age: 2-4; Starts: 12; Wins: 5; Places: 4 Earnings: £1,018,103 Sire: GALILEO. Sire of 72 Stakes winners. In 2010 - CAPE BLANCO Presidium G1, MAHBOOBA Red Ransom G1, RIP VAN WINKLE Stravinsky G1, KITE WOOD Mark of Esteem G2, LINTON Centaine G2, MIDAS TOUCH Darshaan G2, SANS FRONTIERES Shirley Heights G2, LILY OF THE VALLEY Pennekamp G3, MIKHAIL GLINKA Mark of Esteem G3, TOGETHER Pennekamp G3, CIMA DE TRIOMPHE Danehill LR, KING OF WANDS Rainbow Quest LR, SOUTH EASTER Nureyev LR, EPPURSIMUOVE Soviet Star LR. 1st Dam: Looking Back by Stravinsky. 2 wins at 2 and 3 in Italy, 2nd Premio Gino Mantovani LR. Dam of 2 winners: 2006: RIP VAN WINKLE (c Galileo) Sold 109,395gns yearling at SGSEP. Champion 3yr old miler in Europe in 2009. 5 wins at 2 to 4, Juddmonte International S G1, Sony Queen Elizabeth II S G1, BGC Sussex S G1, Tyros S G3, 2nd Coral Eclipse S G1, Sussex S G1. 2007: LE VIE INFINITE (c Le Vie Dei Colori) 2 wins at 3 in Italy, Premio Tullio Righetti-Shadwell LR. 2008: La Grande Elisa (f Ad Valorem) unraced to date. 2010: (f Galileo) 2nd Dam: MUSTIQUE DREAM by Don’t Forget Me. 2 wins at 3. Dam of Looking Back (f Stravinsky, see above)
Urban Sea Allegretta RIP VAN WINKLE b c 2006 Nureyev Stravinsky Fire The Groom LOOKING BACK b 2001 Don’t Forget Me Mustique Dream Jamaican Punch
ANALYSIS: There were seven Group/Grade 1 winners in this ninehorse field and the form lines suggest that the first three home in this contest, along with Goldikova, Paco Boy and the three-year-olds Canford Cliffs, Makfi, Dick Turpin (a none-staying fourth here) and Lope De Vega comprise a closely matched and very talented group of eight-ten furlongs horses. Rip Van Winkle is just one of 12 Group or Grade 1 winners from the first four crops sired by Galileo, the others including New Approach, Teofilo, Soldier Of Fortune, Nightime, Lush Lashes, Cima de Triomphe and Red Rocks. Rip Van Winkle represents a considerable advance over anything produced by his female line in recent years. In fact his dam Looking Back, who was stakes placed in Italy, is the only previous black-type horse under the first three dams. The fourth dam House Tie, who comes from the prolific female line tracing to Irish champion two-year-old filly Mesopotamia, did produce the black-type winners Academic and Tea House, and she is ancestress of several more notables, including Danish, Ace and Hawkeye (all Group winners out of Tea House), and other group winners Contemporary (a grand-daughter of Tea House), Sweet Still, Belle Artiste, Alderbrook, Restructure and Tahreeb. Rip Van Winkle does have one interesting aspect to his pedigree as his dam is by Stravinsky, a three-parts brother to Galileo’s sire, Sadler’s Wells. The broad Sadler’s Wells/Nureyev cross has not been an outstanding one, but works well for Galileo as he also has Group winners Incanto Dream and South Easter out of mares by Nureyev himself, and the Group winner Classic Legend out of a mare by Nureyev son, Fraam. Rip Van Winkle’s second dam is by Don’t Forget Me, who is by
international database Ahoonora – another good foil for Galileo, and a son of Lorenzaccio, a horse who goes back to Dalmary also the ancestress of Sadler’s Wells and Nureyev.
General Accident 2000 Guineas G1), CRIQUETTE (f Shirley Heights: Radley S LR), Ahead (f Shirley Heights, see above). Grandam of FLYING CLOUD, SALSELON, CAPTAIN WEBB, Tipsy, Candice, Open Offer. Third dam of LAVEROCK, Topka.
704 - Weatherbys Insurance Lonsdale Cup, G2, York, August 18, 16f
Broodmare Sire: SHIRLEY HEIGHTS. Sire of the dams of 175 Stakes winners. In 2010 - FAME AND GLORY Montjeu G1, OPINION POLL Halling G2, SANS FRONTIERES Galileo G2, AKDARENA Hernando G3, POET Pivotal G3, STOTSFOLD Barathea G3, CAPE MARTIN Polish Precedent LR, PROSPECT WELLS Sadler’s Wells LR, KHYBER KIM Mujahid LR.
1 Opinion Poll (IRE) 4 b c Halling (USA) - Ahead (Shirley Heights) 2 Samuel (GB) 6 ch g Sakhee (USA) Dolores (GB) (Danehill (USA)) 3 King of Wands (GB) 4 b c Galileo (IRE) - Maid To Treasure (IRE) (Rainbow Quest (USA)) Age: 2-4; Starts: 11; Wins: 6; Places: 3 Earnings: £199,902 Sire: HALLING. Sire of 47 Stakes winners. In 2010 - CUTLASS BAY Danzig G1, OPINION POLL Shirley Heights G2, EASTERN ARIA Danzig G3, HOLBERG Assert LR. 1st Dam: Ahead by Shirley Heights. Winner at 3, 2nd Godolphin S LR, 3rd Princess Royal S G3, 3rd La Prevoyante Invitational H G2. Own sister to CRIQUETTE. Dam of 7 winners: 1992: Smart Alec (g Diesis) 5 wins, 2nd Earl of Sefton S G3, 2nd P. Univers de Dirickx-P du Point du Jour LR, Prix Jacques Bremont LR. 1994: (g Green Desert). died at 3 years. 1995: Winsome (f Kris) 2 wins at 3 in France, 2nd Prix Petite Etoile LR. Broodmare. 1996: HORATIA (f Machiavellian) 4 wins at 3 and 4 at home, USA, Vinery Matchmaker S G3, 3rd Long Island H G2. Dam of Fontley (f Sadler’s Wells: 3 wins at 2 and 3, 2nd The Coral Distaff LR) 1997: Isadora (f Sadler’s Wells) Winner at 3, 2nd Sodexo Harvest S LR, 2nd Premio Giovanni Falck LR. Dam of Impressionism (f Elusive Quality: 2 wins at 3 in France, 2nd Prix Ceres LR) Capitano Corelli (c 1999: Sadler’s Wells) 3 wins at 3 and 4, 2nd Premio Federico Tesio G3. 2002: Politicize (c Machiavellian) ran on the flat in Kazakhstan. 2005: GOLDEN ERA (f Machiavellian) 3 wins at 3 in France. 2006: OPINION POLL (c Halling) 6 wins at 2 to 4 at home, France, Weatherbys Insurance Lonsdale Cup G2, Totepool Further Flight S LR, Prix La Moskowa LR, 3rd The Coral Marathon Esher S LR, Wheb Group Tapster S LR. 2nd Dam: GHISLAINE by Icecapade. 1 win at 3. Dam of MARKOFDISTINCTION (c Known Fact: Queen Elizabeth II S G1, 3rd Swettenham Stud Sussex S G1, 4th
The Halling/Shirley Heights cross has produced: OPINION POLL G2, NEVER GREEN LR. Sharpen Up Diesis Doubly Sure HALLING ch 91 Green Dancer Dance Machine Never A Lady OPINION POLL b c 2006 Mill Reef Shirley Heights Hardiemma AHEAD b/ro 87 Icecapade Ghislaine Cambretta
705 - Irish TB Marketing Gimcrack Stakes, G2, York, August 18, 6f 1 Approve (IRE) 2 b c Oasis Dream (GB) - Wyola (USA) (Sadler’s Wells (USA)) 2 Crown Prosecutor (IRE) 2 b c Exceed And Excel (AUS) - Miss Brief (IRE) (Brief Truce (USA)) 3 Sir Reginald (GB) 2 b c Compton Place (GB) - Clincher Club (GB) (Polish Patriot (USA))
65,000gns yearling at TAOC1. 3 wins at 2, Irish TB Marketing Gimcrack S G2, Norfolk S G2, 3rd Prix Robert Papin G2. 2009: (c Cape Cross) 2nd Dam: Rubies From Burma by Forty Niner. 3 wins at 3, 3rd Belgrave S LR. Dam of Alo Pura (f Anabaa: 3rd Nayef Shadwell Jebel Ali Sprint LR (twice)), Ivory Gala (f Galileo: 2nd Prix Joubert LR) Broodmare Sire: SADLER’S WELLS. Sire of the dams of 233 Stakes winners. In 2010 - CAMPANOLOGIST Kingmambo G1, CHINESE WHITE Dalakhani G1, WORKFORCE King’s Best G1, APPROVE Oasis Dream G2, BANKABLE Medicean G2, MEISHO BELUGA French Deputy G2, ZARIUS Zabeel G2, BALETTI Gulch G3, BEETHOVEN Oratorio G3, CAT JUNIOR Storm Cat G3, DEEM Dalakhani G3, ELUSIVE PIMPERNEL Elusive Quality G3, EMERALD COMMANDER Pivotal G3, POSAVINA Tiger Hill G3, A CHANCE TO DREAM Volksraad LR, ALSACE LORRAINE Giant’s Causeway LR, CIVIL WAR War Emblem LR, KILO ALPHA King’s Best LR, LAAHEB Cape Cross LR, MOE GREEN Xaar LR, OCEAN AND BEYOND Kingsalsa LR, PRINCIPAL ROLE Empire Maker LR, TIMEPIECE Zamindar LR, FRENCH OPERA Bering LR. The Oasis Dream/Sadler’s Wells cross has produced: APPROVE G2, Address Unknown G2, Rudolf Valentino G3. Danzig Green Desert Foreign Courier OASIS DREAM b 2000 Dancing Brave Hope Bahamian APPROVE b c 2008 Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge WYOLA b 2001
Age: 2; Starts: 7; Wins: 3; Places: 4 Earnings: £164,164 Sire: OASIS DREAM. Sire of 33 Stakes winners. In 2010 - LADY JANE DIGBY Niniski G1, MIDDAY Kingmambo G1, QUERARI Acatenango G1, TUSCAN EVENING Suave Dancer G1, APPROVE Sadler’s Wells G2, FROZEN POWER Royal Academy G2, ALTA FEDELTA Luge G3, MAIN AIM Selkirk G3, RAINFALL Barathea G3, SANDBAR Hernando G3, SRI PUTRA In The Wings G3, WAITER’S DREAM Persian Bold G3, FIELD OF DREAM Selkirk LR, KEREDARI Doyoun LR, RAIN DELAYED Shareef Dancer LR, THAI HAKU Linamix LR. 1st Dam: Wyola by Sadler’s Wells. Dam of 1 winner: 2007: The Tito Angel (c Rock of Gibraltar) 2008: APPROVE (c Oasis Dream) Sold 36,414gns foal at GONO1,
Forty Niner Rubies From Burma Perfect Example
706 - Jaguar Cars Lowther Stakes, G2, York, August 19, 6f 1 Hooray (GB) 2 b f Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Hypnotize (GB) (Machiavellian (USA)) 2 Margot Did (IRE) 2 b f Exceed And Excel (AUS) - Special Dancer (GB) (Shareef Dancer (USA)) 3 Rimth (GB) 2 b f Oasis Dream (GB) Dorelia (IRE) (Efisio) Age: 2; Starts: 5; Wins: 2; Places: 1 Earnings: £68,253 Sire: INVINCIBLE SPIRIT. Sire of 40 Stakes winners. In 2010 - YOSEI Fuji Kiseki G1, ALLIED POWERS High Line G2, HOORAY Machiavellian G2,
CHARMING WOMAN Kendor G3, GLAMOROUS SPIRIT Air Express G3, KARGALI Last Tycoon G3, ZEBEDEE Cozzene G3, AL AASIFH Zafonic LR, BEYOND DESIRE Mujtahid LR, INVINCIBLE ASH Brief Truce LR, REYKON Indian Ridge LR, SPIRIT OF FORTUNE Machiavellian LR, SPIRIT OF SHARJAH Doulab LR. 1st Dam: HYPNOTIZE by Machiavellian. 2 wins at 2, Milcars Star S LR. Dam of 5 winners: 2002: HYPNOTIC (g Lomitas) 7 wins to 2009 at home, France, The Darley Criterium de l’Ouest LR. 2003: MACEDON (g Dansili) 2 wins at 3. 2004: Rhapsodize (f Halling) unraced. Broodmare. 2005: HIP (f Pivotal) Winner at 2. Broodmare. 2007: NOTORIZE (c Hernando) Winner at 2. 2008: HOORAY (f Invincible Spirit) 2 wins at 2, Jaguar Cars Lowther S G2, 3rd Irish T.B. Marketing Cherry Hinton S G2. 2009: (f Pivotal) 2010: (c Pivotal) 2nd Dam: BELLE ET DELUREE by The Minstrel. 2 wins at 2 and 3 in France. Dam of DAZZLE (f Gone West: Hillsdown Cherry Hinton S G2, 3rd Pertemps 1000 Guineas G1), FANTASIZE (f Groom Dancer: Carey’s Swinley S LR), HYPNOTIZE (f Machiavellian, see above), Baschar (c Starcraft: 3rd Oppenheim UnionRennen G2), Enchant (f Lion Cavern: 3rd Tripleprint Lupe S LR). Grandam of DANEHURST, HUMOURESQUE, Mighty, Illusion. Third dam of Queen Cheap. Broodmare Sire: MACHIAVELLIAN. Sire of the dams of 65 Stakes winners. In 2010 - VICTOIRE PISA Neo Universe G1, ZOFFANY Dansili G1, HOORAY Invincible Spirit G2, ANGEL’S PURSUIT Pastoral Pursuits LR, KURT Intikhab LR, SACHA Keeper LR, SNOW WATCH Verglas LR, SPIRIT OF FORTUNE Invincible Spirit LR, TOOLAIN Diktat LR, RUN HERAMBA Taiki Shuttle LR. The Invincible Spirit/Machiavellian cross has produced: CONQUEST G2, HOORAY G2, SPIRIT OF FORTUNE LR. Danzig Green Desert Foreign Courier INVINCIBLE SPIRIT b 97 Kris Rafha Eljazzi HOORAY b f 2008 Mr Prospector Machiavellian Coup de Folie HYPNOTIZE b 97 The Minstrel Belle Et Deluree Sophisticated Girl
international database 707 - Darley Yorkshire Oaks, G1, York, August 19, 12f 1 Midday (GB) 4 b f Oasis Dream (GB) Midsummer (GB) (Kingmambo (USA)) 2 Snow Fairy (IRE) 3 b f Intikhab (USA) Woodland Dream (IRE) (Charnwood Forest (IRE)) 3 Eleanora Duse (IRE) 3 b f Azamour (IRE) - Drama Class (IRE) (Caerleon (USA)) Age: 2-4; Starts: 14; Wins: 6; Places: 7 Earnings: £1,371,380 Sire: OASIS DREAM. Sire of 33 Stakes winners. In 2010 - LADY JANE DIGBY Niniski G1, MIDDAY Kingmambo G1, QUERARI Acatenango G1, TUSCAN EVENING Suave Dancer G1, APPROVE Sadler’s Wells G2, FROZEN POWER Royal Academy G2, ALTA FEDELTA Luge G3, MAIN AIM Selkirk G3, RAINFALL Barathea G3, SANDBAR Hernando G3, SRI PUTRA In The Wings G3, WAITER’S DREAM Persian Bold G3, FIELD OF DREAM Selkirk LR, KEREDARI Doyoun LR, RAIN DELAYED Shareef Dancer LR, THAI HAKU Linamix LR. 1st Dam: Midsummer by Kingmambo. Winner at 3, 2nd Bet Attheraces on 08000838383 Oaks Trial LR. Dam of 1 winner: 2005: Spring Season (f Dansili) ran once. Broodmare. 2006: MIDDAY (f Oasis Dream). 6 wins at 2 to 4 at home, USA, Blue Square Nassau S G1 (twice), Darley Yorkshire Oaks G1, Emirates Airlines Breeders’ Cup f&m Turf G1, totesportcasino.com Lingfield Oaks Trial LR, 2nd Investec Oaks S G1, Totesport.com Middleton S G2, 3rd Darley Irish Oaks G1, Qatar Petroleum Prix de l’Opera G1. 2008: Midsummer Sun (c Monsun) unraced to date. 2009: (f Oasis Dream) 2010: (f Pivotal) 2nd Dam: Modena by Roberto. unraced. Dam of ELMAAMUL (c Diesis: Coral Eclipse S G1, Phoenix Champion S G1, 2nd Juddmonte International S G1, 3rd Ever Ready Derby S G1), REAMS OF VERSE (f Nureyev: Fillies’ Mile S G1, Vodafone Oaks S G1), MANIFEST (c Rainbow Quest: Emirates Airline Yorkshire Cup G2), MODERN DAY (c Dayjur: King’s Cup H G3, 3rd Drill Hall S G2), MODERNISE (c Known Fact: Ascot H G3), HIGH WALDEN (f El Gran Senor: Matiara S LR, 2nd Santa Ana H G2), MODESTA (f Sadler’s Wells: Toteexacta Lady Godiva Fillies’ S LR), NOVELLARA (f Sadler’s Wells: Unicoin Homes Noel Murless S LR), Midsummer (f Kingmambo, see above). Grandam of CONFRONT, MANY VOLUMES, CHASING STARS,
Eagle Poise, Risk Taker, Ithaca, Nearby. Third dam of ZACINTO. Broodmare Sire: KINGMAMBO. Sire of the dams of 36 Stakes winners. In 2010 - MIDDAY Oasis Dream G1, REGAL PARADE Pivotal G1, DANZON Royal Academy G3, LIVE CONCERT Singspiel G3, EMPEROR CLAUDIUS Giant’s Causeway LR, GUILTY STRIKE Admire Vega LR. Danzig
(Ire) National S G1, Poule d’Essai des Poulains G1, Nayef Joel S G3, 3rd Abu Dhabi Sorouh Prix Jean Prat G1. 2006: Explorer Club (c Southern Halo) unraced. 2007: Ejekutor (c Southern Halo) unraced to date. 2009: (f Rahy) 2010: (f Street Cry) Broodmare Sire: AHMAD. Sire of the dams of 47 Stakes winners. In 2010 RIO DE LA PLATA Rahy G3.
Foreign Courier Dancing Brave Hope Bahamian MIDDAY b f 2006 Mr Prospector Kingmambo Miesque MIDSUMMER ch 2000 Roberto Modena Mofida
ANALYSIS: See Blue Square Nassau Stakes, July 31.
708 - Sky Bet Strensall Stakes, G3, York, August 20, 8f 110yds 1 Rio de La Plata (USA) 5 ch c Rahy (USA) - Express Way (ARG) (Ahmad (ARG)) 2 Rainbow Peak (IRE) 4 b g Hernando (FR) - Celtic Fling (GB) (Lion Cavern (USA)) 3 Kings Gambit (SAF) 6 ch g Silvano (GER) - Lady Brompton (SAF) (Al Mufti (USA)) Age: 2-5; Starts: 17; Wins: 6; Places: 6 Earnings: £428,955 Sire: RAHY. Sire of 75 Stakes winners. In 2010 - STRONG SUIT Silver Hawk G2, RAHYSTRADA Deputy Minister G3, RIO DE LA PLATA Ahmad G3, RUMOUSH Mr Prospector LR. 1st Dam: Express Way by Ahmad. Dam of 5 winners: 1998: EL EXPRESIVO (c Candy Stripes) 7 wins at 2 to 7 in Argentina, Gran Premio Raul y Raul E Chevalier G1. 1999: ELFY (f Equalize) Winner at 3 in Argentina. Broodmare. 2000: EGIPCIA (f Equalize) Winner at 3 in Argentina. 2002: Epsilon (c Acceptable) 2 wins at 3 in Argentina, 2nd Clasico Provincia de Buenos Aires G2. 2004: Lightly Expressed (f Fantastic Light) unraced. 2005: RIO DE LA PLATA (c Rahy) Sold 170,000gns 2yo at TAAPR. 6 wins at 2 and 5 at home, France, Prix JeanLuc Lagardere-Grand Criterium G1, Veuve Clicquot Vintage S G2, Sky Bet Strensall S G3, Sky Bet Y’shire Festival Pomfret S LR, 2nd Bank of Scotland
Polar Falcon Pivotal Fearless Revival KYLLACHY b 98 Song Pretty Poppy Moonlight Serenade SOLE POWER b g 2007 Mr Prospector Distant View Seven Springs DEMERGER b 97 Warning Merida
Green Desert OASIS DREAM b 2000
TIGER Selkirk G3.
Metair Red God Blushing Groom Runaway Bride RAHY ch 85 Halo Glorious Song Ballade RIO DE LA PLATA ch c 2005 Good Manners Ahmad Azyade EXPRESS WAY br 93 Hawk II Escaline Escolastica
709 - Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes, G1, York, August 20, 5f 1 Sole Power (GB) 3 b g Kyllachy (GB) Demerger (USA) (Distant View (USA)) 2 Starspangledbanner (AUS) 4 ch c Choisir (AUS) - Gold Anthem (AUS) (Made of Gold (USA)) 3 Piccadilly Filly (IRE) 3 ch f Exceed And Excel (AUS) - Tortue (IRE) (Turtle Island (IRE)) Age: 2-3; Starts: 12; Wins: 3; Places: 5 Earnings: £199,342 Sire: KYLLACHY. Sire of 10 Stakes winners. In 2010 - SOLE POWER Distant View G1, ALGOL In The Wings LR, MABAIT Polish Precedent LR. 1st Dam: Demerger by Distant View. unraced. Dam of 2 winners: 2002: Cornus (g Inchinor) 15 wins to 2010, 2nd Cornwallis S G3. 2003: Be My Charm (f Polish Precedent). Broodmare. 2007: SOLE POWER (g Kyllachy) Sold 30,476gns yearling at DNSLY. 3 wins at 2 and 3, Coolmore Nunthorpe S G1, 2nd Grangecon Stud S LR. 2008: (f Royal Applause) 2009: (f Dutch Art) 2nd Dam: MERIDA by Warning. 2 wins at 3 and 4 in France, USA. Grandam of PENCIL HILL. Broodmare Sire: DISTANT VIEW. Sire of the dams of 9 Stakes winners. In 2010 - SOLE POWER Kyllachy G1, SPECIAL DUTY Hennessy G1, AFLEET EXPRESS Afleet Alex G3, TRANQUIL
ANALYSIS: In winning the Nunthorpe Stakes (G1) Sole Power was maintaining a sire line tradition as his sire Kyllachy, as well as his grandsire Pivotal are both previous winners of the race. Kyllachy has sired some other good sprinters in his first four crops, including Dim Sum, a Grade 1 winner in Hong Kong; Arabian Gleam, successful in the Challenge Stakes (G2) and two renewals of the Park Stakes (G2); the Lennox Stakes (G2) and Jersey Stakes (G3) scorer Tariq as well as Mood Music, winner of the Prix de Saint-Georges (G3). His dam, the Distant View mare Demerger, has already produced a smart runner in the Cornus, winner of 15 races, and a second in the Cornwallis Stakes (G3). Demerger is a half-sister to the dam of the Irish Listed winner Pencil Hill. The grand-dam Merida, a daughter of Warning, is a half-sister to Tychonic, a prolific black-type scorer in the US where his victories included the Arcadia Handicap (G2) and El Rincon Handicap (G2), and Fine Edge, a Graded-placed sprinting son of Sharpen Up, who subsequently did well as a stallion in South Africa.
710 - A. Catchpole Celebration Solario Stakes, G3, Sandown Park, August 21, 7f 1 Native Khan (FR) 2 gr c Azamour (IRE) - Viva Maria (FR) (Kendor (FR)) 2 Measuring Time (GB) 2 b c Dubai Destination (USA) - Inchberry (GB) (Barathea (IRE)) 3 Surrey Star (IRE) 2 b c Dubawi (IRE) Turning Light (GER) (Fantastic Light (USA)) Age: 2; Starts: 2; Wins: 2; Places: 0 Earnings: £31,003 Sire: AZAMOUR. Sire of 4 Stakes winners. In 2010 - AZMEEL King’s Best G3, NATIVE KHAN Kendor G3, PUNCHER CLYNCH Rainbow Quest G3, ELEANORA DUSE Caerleon LR.
international database 1st Dam: VIVA MARIA by Kendor. Winner at 2. Own sister to WELCOME MILLENIUM. Dam of 3 winners: 2004: ART MILITAIRE (g Victory Note) 4 wins. 2006: Caipirinia (f Hawk Wing) 2 wins at 2 in France, 3rd Prix Delahante LR. 2007: De Viso (c Sinndar) 2008: NATIVE KHAN (c Azamour) Sold 64,724gns yearling at ARAUG, 180,000gns 2yo at TAAPR. 2 wins at 2, A. Catchpole Celebration Solario S G3. 2nd Dam: TAMBURA by Kaldoun. 1 win at 2 in France. Own sister to FLORESTA. Dam of XIMB (c Septieme Ciel: Prix du Haras de la Huderie LR, 3rd Prix JeanLuc Lagardere-Grand Criterium G1), WELCOME MILLENIUM (f Kendor: Criterium du Bequet LR, 2nd Prix d’Aumale G3, Prix des Reservoirs G3), VERBA (f Anabaa: Prix Altipan LR, 2nd Totesport Betxtra Chartwell S G3), Tadorne (f Inchinor: 2nd Prix La Sorellina LR). Grandam of PINSON, Ufologue. Broodmare Sire: KENDOR. Sire of the dams of 34 Stakes winners. In 2010 CHARMING WOMAN Invincible Spirit G3, LADY SPRINGBANK Choisir G3, MARCHAND D’OR Marchand de Sable G3, NATIVE KHAN Azamour G3, VIOLON SACRE Stravinsky LR. The Azamour/Kendor cross has produced: NATIVE KHAN G3, Kenmour LR. Northern Dancer
1st Dam: ALGOA by Common Grounds. 2 wins at 3 in France. Dam of 4 winners: 2003: Algericas (f Definite Article) unraced. Broodmare. 2004: DROUOT (g Danetime) 2 wins. 2005: LA GALERNA (f Hernando) 3 wins at 2 and 3 in France, Spain. 2006: ACANDI (c Orpen) Winner at 2 in France. 2008: MAMBIA (f Aldebaran) Sold 32,362gns yearling at ARAUG. 4 wins at 2 in France, Prix du Calvados Haras des Capucines G3, Prix des Jouvenceaux et des Jouvencelles LR. 2009: (c Dr Fong) 2nd Dam: Atlantic Blue by Nureyev. unraced. Dam of ATLANDO (g Hernando: San Luis Obispo H G2), INCANTO DREAM (c Galileo: Prix Maurice de Nieuil G2, 2nd Qatar Prix du Cadran G1) Broodmare Sire: COMMON GROUNDS. Sire of the dams of 30 Stakes winners. In 2010 - MAMBIA Aldebaran G3, MERACUS Kheleyf LR, MISTER MANANNAN Desert Style LR. Raise A Native Mr Prospector Gold Digger ALDEBARAN b 98 Private Account Chimes of Freedom Aviance MAMBIA ch f 2008 Kris Common Grounds Sweetly ALGOA b 98 Nureyev Atlantic Blue Hail Atlantis
Night Shift Ciboulette AZAMOUR b 2001 Lear Fan Asmara Anaza
712 - Galileo EBF Futurity Stakes, G2, Curragh, August 21, 7f
NATIVE KHAN gr c 2008 Kenmare Kendor Belle Mecene VIVA MARIA gr 99 Kaldoun Tambura Belle du Bresil
711 - Prix du Calvados - Haras des Capucines, G3, Deauville, August 21, 1400m 1 Mambia (GB) 2 ch f Aldebaran (USA) - Algoa (FR) (Common Grounds) 2 Miss Fifty (IRE) 2 b f Whipper (USA) Annatto (USA) (Mister Baileys (GB)) 3 Fork Handles (GB) 2 b f Doyen (IRE) Natalie Jay (GB) (Ballacashtal (CAN)) Age: 2; Starts: 6; Wins: 4; Places: 2 Earnings: £87,964 Sire: ALDEBARAN. Sire of 6 Stakes winners. In 2010 - MAMBIA Common Grounds G3, TAQARUB Honor Grades G3.
1 Pathfork (USA) 2 b c Distorted Humor (USA) - Visions of Clarity (IRE) (Sadler’s Wells (USA)) 2 Glor Na Mara (IRE) 2 b c Leroidesanimaux (BRZ) - Sister Angelina (USA) (Saint Ballado (CAN)) 3 Samuel Morse (IRE) 2 b/br c Danehill Dancer (IRE) - Eliza (USA) (Mt Livermore (USA)) Age: 2; Starts: 1; Wins: 1; Places: 0 Earnings: £9,465 Sire: DISTORTED HUMOR. Sire of 64 Stakes winners. In 2010 DROSSELMEYER Moscow Ballet G1, PATHFORK Sadler’s Wells G2, COLIZEO Dixieland Band G3, ENDORSEMENT A P Indy G3, RADHARCNAFARRAIGE Storm Bird G3, CRIMSON COMIC Forest Wildcat LR, FUNNY FEELING Citidancer LR. 1st Dam: VISIONS OF CLARITY by Sadler’s Wells. 2 wins at 3 in France, Prix
de Bagatelle LR. Dam of 2 winners: 2005: PSI (g Hernando) Winner at 3 in France. 2006: Flock of Doves (f Kingmambo) unraced. 2007: Lotus Sutra (f Kingmambo) unraced to date. 2008: PATHFORK (c Distorted Humor) 1 win at 2, Galileo EBF Futurity S G2. 2009: (f Kingmambo) 2010: (c Lemon Drop Kid) 2nd Dam: IMPERFECT CIRCLE by Riverman. 2 wins at 2 and 3 Shadwell Estates Firth of Clyde S LR, 2nd Tattersalls Cheveley Park S G1. Dam of SPINNING WORLD (c Nureyev: Irish 2000 Guineas G1, Emirates Prix du Moulin de Longchamp G1, P. Fresnay le Buffard Jacques Le Marois G1 (twice), Breeders’ Cup Mile G1, 2nd Dubai Poule d’Essai des Poulains G1, Emirates Prix du Moulin de Longchamp G1, Breeders’ Cup Mile G1), VISIONS OF CLARITY (f Sadler’s Wells, see above), Rangoon Ruby (f Kingmambo: 3rd Prix de RisOrangis G3). Grandam of Sagara. Broodmare Sire: SADLER’S WELLS. Sire of the dams of 234 Stakes winners. In 2010 - CAMPANOLOGIST Kingmambo G1, CHINESE WHITE Dalakhani G1, WORKFORCE King’s Best G1, APPROVE Oasis Dream G2, BANKABLE Medicean G2, MEISHO BELUGA French Deputy G2, PATHFORK Distorted Humor G2, ZARIUS Zabeel G2, BALETTI Gulch G3, BEETHOVEN Oratorio G3, CAT JUNIOR Storm Cat G3, DEEM Dalakhani G3, ELUSIVE PIMPERNEL Elusive Quality G3, EMERALD COMMANDER Pivotal G3, POSAVINA Tiger Hill G3, A CHANCE TO DREAM Volksraad LR, ALSACE LORRAINE Giant’s Causeway LR, CIVIL WAR War Emblem LR, KILO ALPHA King’s Best LR, LAAHEB Cape Cross LR, MOE GREEN Xaar LR, OCEAN AND BEYOND Kingsalsa LR, PRINCIPAL ROLE Empire Maker LR, TIMEPIECE Zamindar LR, FRENCH OPERA Bering LR. Mr Prospector Forty Niner File DISTORTED HUMOR ch 93 Danzig Danzig’s Beauty Sweetest Chant PATHFORK b c 2008 Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge VISIONS OF CLARITY b 2000 Riverman Imperfect Circle Aviance
(USA)) 2 Contredanse (IRE) 3 bl f Danehill Dancer (IRE) - Ahdaab (USA) (Rahy (USA)) 3 Zagora (FR) 3 ch f Green Tune (USA) Zaneton (FR) (Mtoto) Age: 2-3; Starts: 8; Wins: 6; Places: 0 Earnings: £130,516 Sire: GALILEO. Sire of 72 Stakes winners. In 2010 - CAPE BLANCO Presidium G1, MAHBOOBA Red Ransom G1, RIP VAN WINKLE Stravinsky G1, KITE WOOD Mark of Esteem G2, LINTON Centaine G2, MIDAS TOUCH Darshaan G2, SANS FRONTIERES Shirley Heights G2, LILY OF THE VALLEY Pennekamp G3, MIKHAIL GLINKA Mark of Esteem G3, TOGETHER Pennekamp G3, CIMA DE TRIOMPHE Danehill LR, KING OF WANDS Rainbow Quest LR, SOUTH EASTER Nureyev LR, EPPURSIMUOVE Soviet Star LR. 1st Dam: Pennegale by Pennekamp. Dam of 2 winners: 2004: CALBUCO (c Kendor) 12 wins to 2010 in France, Prix Servanne LR, Prix Cor de Chasse LR. 2005: Mulled Wine (f Night Shift) unraced. Broodmare. 2007: LILY OF THE VALLEY (f Galileo) Sold 98,039gns yearling at ARAUG. 6 wins at 2 and 3 in France, Prix Chloe G3, Darley Prix de la Nonette G3, Prix Volterra LR. 2008: Cerences (c Oratorio) unraced to date. 2009: (f Holy Roman Emperor) 2010: (f Holy Roman Emperor) 2nd Dam: GALE WARNING by Last Tycoon. 1 win at 2 in France. Dam of COMMON SPIRIT (c Common Grounds: Tyros S LR), Hurricane Spirit (c Invincible Spirit: 2nd betdirectuk.com Spring Cup LR), IN THE HIGH GRASS (g In The Wings: Shamrock H. Chase G3, 3rd Ulster Bank H. Chase G2). Grandam of HILL OF FIRE. Broodmare Sire: PENNEKAMP. Sire of the dams of 4 Stakes winners. In 2010 JAN VERMEER Montjeu G3, LILY OF THE VALLEY Galileo G3, TOGETHER Galileo G3. The Galileo/Pennekamp cross has produced: TOGETHER G2, LILY OF THE VALLEY G3. Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge GALILEO b 98 Miswaki Urban Sea
713 - Darley Prix de la Nonette, G3, Deauville, August 22, 2000m 1 Lily of The Valley (FR) 3 b f Galileo (IRE) - Pennegale (IRE) (Pennekamp
Allegretta LILY OF THE VALLEY b f 2007 Bering Pennekamp Coral Dance PENNEGALE b 98 Last Tycoon Gale Warning Gay Apparel
international database 714 - Darley Prix Morny, G1, Deauville, August 22, 1200m 1 Dream Ahead (USA) 2 b/br c Diktat (GB) - Land of Dreams (GB) (Cadeaux Genereux) 2 Tin Horse (IRE) 2 gr c Sakhee (USA) Joyeuse Entree (GB) (Kendor (FR)) 3 Pontenuovo (FR) 2 ch f Green Tune (USA) - Porlezza (FR) (Sicyos (USA)) Age: 2; Starts: 2; Wins: 2; Places: 0 Earnings: £180,544
AHEAD Diktat G1, TURNING TOP Pivotal G3, ROCK MY SOUL Clodovil LR, ROCKATELLA Rock of Gibraltar LR. The Diktat/Cadeaux Genereux cross has produced: DREAM AHEAD G1, RAJEEM G1. Known Fact Warning Slightly Dangerous DIKTAT br 95 Sadler’s Wells Arvola
Sire: DIKTAT. Sire of 19 Stakes winners. In 2010 - DREAM AHEAD Cadeaux Genereux G1, CONTAT Robellino G3, SKINS GAME Akarad LR, TOOLAIN Machiavellian LR. 1st Dam: LAND OF DREAMS by Cadeaux Genereux. 3 wins at 2 and 3, Polypipe PLC Flying Childers S G2. Dam of 4 winners: 2001: INTO THE DARK (g Rainbow Quest) 5 wins at 3 and 5, Weatherbys Bank Doonside Cup LR, Pall Mall James Seymour S LR, 2nd Dubai Duty Free Arc Trial G3. 2002: ONLY MAKE BELIEVE (c Selkirk) Winner at 2. 2003: Dream Shared (f Fantastic Light). Broodmare. 2005: WILLIAM BLAKE (g Rainbow Quest) 4 wins. 2006: Idle Tears (f Selkirk) 2007: Queenofthefairies (f Pivotal) unraced to date. 2008: DREAM AHEAD (c Diktat) Sold 7,275gns yearling at KESEP, 34,285gns 2yo at DNAPR. 2 wins at 2 at home, France, Darley Prix Morny G1. 2009: (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 Say No Now. Broodmare Sire: CADEAUX GENEREUX. Sire of the dams of 29 Stakes winners. In 2010 - DREAM
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
ANALYSIS: Making only his second start, Dream Ahead impressed as a colt with a bright future by taking the Prix Morny (G1) by a length and a half. Dream Ahead is by Diktat, a highclass sprinter whose best wins included the Haydock Sprint Cup (G1) and Prix de Maurice de Gheest (G1), but who hasn’t been any better than useful as a sire with 18 stakes winners and eight group or graded winners from his first eight crops. The dam Land Of Dreams previously produced the Listed winner Into The Dark (Rainbow Quest), but she was a very speedy filly winning the Flying Childers Stakes (G2) and King George Stakes (G3) over 5f. She is out Sahara Star, a Green Desert filly who won the 5f Molecomb Stakes (G3). The third dam Vaigly Star was another speedster, despite being by Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1) victor Star Appeal. Her best effort was a second in the July Cup (gr. I). On that basis, Dream Ahead is not guaranteed to get a mile, but we can note that Diktat’s only previous winner at the highest level, Rajeem, winner of the Falmouth Stakes (G1) over a mile is, like Dream Ahead, out of mare by Cadeaux Genereux. The pair are two of
only 12 starters on the cross. The mating gives a double of Balidar, who appears as sire of the third dam of Diktat, and grandsire of Cadeaux Genereux, and a double of Mixed Marriage,through Know Fact and Atan, the sire of Sharpen Up. Balidar and Mixed Marriage have some background similarities in their pedigrees, as Balidar is a grandson of Tudor Minstrel, with Fair Trial (a genetic relative to Tudor Minstrel in his dam), while Mixed Marriage is by Tudor Minstrel, and her grand-dam was a three-quarters relative to Fair Trial. For good measure, Diktat has also got Forli, who is inbred to Fair Trial and his three-parts sister Riot.
715 - Darley Prix Kergorlay, G2, Deauville, August 22, 3000m 1 Americain (USA) 5 b/br c Dynaformer (USA) - America (IRE) (Arazi (USA)) 2 Manighar (FR) 4 gr g Linamix (FR) Mintly Fresh (USA) (Rubiano (USA)) 3 Blek (FR) 5 gr c Chichicastenango (FR) - Exande (FR) (Exit To Nowhere (USA)) Age: 2-5; Starts: 18; Wins: 6; Places: 6 Earnings: £261,406 Sire: DYNAFORMER. Sire of 99 Stakes winners. In 2010 - HARMONIOUS Storm Cat G1, AMERICAIN Arazi G2, BEARPATH Unbridled’s Song G3, DYNASLEW Seattle Slew G3, HAKA Mr Prospector G3, IT’S TEA TIME Storm Cat G3, LE GRAND CRU El Gran Senor G3, RAINBOW VIEW Nureyev G3, TEMPLE CITY Danzig G3, WHITE MOONSTONE Seeking The Gold G3, BUXTED Diesis LR, DYNA WALTZ Be My Guest LR, VERTIFORMER Rahy LR, DYNANTONIA Bertrando LR, TAX RULING Mr Prospector LR. 1st Dam: AMERICA by Arazi. 4 wins at 2 and 3 in France, Prix de Malleret G2. Dam of 4 winners:
2002: GREEN WEST (c Gone West) Winner at 4 in USA. 2004: Spycrawler (c Red Ransom) Winner at 2 in France, 3rd Prix Noailles G2. 2005: AMERICAIN (c Dynaformer) 6 wins at 2 to 5, 2010 in France, Prix Vicomtesse Vigier G2, Darley Prix Kergorlay G2, Prix de l’Avre LR, Prix du Carrousel LR, 2nd Prix de Lutece G3, Prix Michel Houyvet LR, Prix Right Royal LR, 3rd Criterium du Fonds Europeen de L’Elevage LR. 2007: Amarak (c War Chant) Winner at 3 in France, 3rd Prix Michel Houyvet LR. 2008: Allemand (c Red Ransom) unraced to date. 2009: Last Born (f Monsun) 2nd Dam: Green Rosy by Green Dancer. 1 win at 3 in France, 3rd Prix Denisy LR. Own sister to BIG SINK HOPE. Dam of MAJORIEN (c Machiavellian: Prix du Conseil de Paris G2, 2nd Grand Criterium G1, Charles Whittingham H G1), AMERICA (f Arazi, see above), ROSE INDIEN (f Crystal Glitters: Hopeful S LR). Grandam of WEDDING NIGHT, SALTY SEA, War Tempo, Uryale, Darkwood. Third dam of SILVER GRECIAN, CHOOSE YOUR MOMENT, CICEROLE, Yorktown. Broodmare Sire: ARAZI. Sire of the dams of 22 Stakes winners. In 2010 AMERICAIN Dynaformer G2, BRIBON Mark of Esteem G2, UNZIP ME City Zip G3.
Hail To Reason Roberto Bramalea DYNAFORMER b 85 His Majesty Andover Way On The Trail AMERICAIN b/br c 2005 Blushing Groom Arazi Danseur Fabuleux AMERICA ch 97 Green Dancer Green Rosy Round The Rosie
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Brian Kavanagh: HRI chief executive What led to your position at HRI? How did you get involved in racing?
I have no family background in racing, but developed a love for the sport at college, going racing at Leopardstown and Phoenix Park in particular.
Could you outline the funding issues at present for Irish horseracing?
The level of tax generated from off-course betting in Ireland has fallen from €68m in 2001 to €31m last year requiring an exchequer top-up of €28m. Given the economic situation of the country that is a difficult position for government, which has resulted in the Taoiseach announcing an intention to require all betting operators targeting the Irish market to be licensed and pay duty to the exchequer.
Was it the correct policy to hold prize-money levels as much as you did to the detriment of other areas requiring capital investment, particularly if taking generally falling attendances into consideration?
HRI has always put a high priority on offering good prizemoney and therefore when our funding was cut, we made the decision to try and hold prize-money levels as best we could. This meant a number of other cutbacks including reduced marketing programmes, suspension of the racecourse capital development scheme, reduced grants to industry bodies and pay cuts for all staff. Such an approach is only sustainable in the short term as the need to market racing and develop racecourses is always there.
What are the current plans being discussed to overcome the funding issues? The government is looking at a licensing system for all betting operators, including offshore internet and telephone operations that are targeting the Irish market. In particular, they are studying the French model, which is the most recent country to tackle these issues.
Do you have full government support for this?
The Taoiseach first made the announcement of these plans at a dinner in Dublin on May 13, and has subsequently reaffirmed this approach twice in the Dail, and most recently in a television interview at the Galway Festival.
When do you think this might all be put in place? Does the legislation have to be put to the European courts?
The government is working on the basis that legislation will be introduced during the next Dail term (i.e. before Christmas). As it is effectively amending / updating existing legislation, it does not need to go to European courts.
Will the plans raise enough money to stop the gap? Is there not a danger that bookmakers will just walk away rather than pay? Given that the Irish betting marketing is valued
at approximately €4.5bn, a proper regulation and taxation system should generate more than enough income to meet racing’s needs. From a betting market of €9.5bn approximately in France, funding of €800m is generated for their trotting and racing industries. As the government intends to treat all operators equally, whether they are based in Ireland or offshore, there will be no advantage in being based offshore.
We understand that all sports’ betting will be contributing to horseracing – will that not come back to bite?
The primary issue is to ensure that in the first instance the state obtains an appropriate level of taxation from the betting industry. Thereafter it is a matter for government how to apply those funds. Sports betting provides funding to the racing industry in a number of other countries, in particular France and Hong Kong.
What do you think should be done to increase racecourse attendances? With so many other demands for a reduced leisure spend, how can racing be competitive?
Racecourses have been working hard this year to arrest the decline in attendances, and are well aware of the need to offer competitive pricing and attractive facilities. What we have found this year is that the crowds have held up at race meetings generally quite well, but their spend on betting and food and drink has been reduced.
Denis Brosnan has advocated the closure of racecourses – is that really the right way to move forward?
Twenty is probably the optimum number of racecourses for Ireland, and the reality is that the in the current recession some businesses may not survive. Horse Racing Ireland has moved to support some key racecourses which were in difficulty in the past, however greater state involvement in ownership of racecourses is ultimately not the solution.
Brian Kavanagh: is looking to the future
in training in Ireland. These promotions will be directed by our prize-money and race planning policy, and emphasising the successes of other new owners. The successes of Jessica Harrington this year with Pathfork and Laughing Lashes, both for relatively new owners to the game, are perfect examples.
Would you encourage young people to work in the industry?
The racing and bloodstock industry is a wonderful industry to be involved with and I would encourage any young person to work in the industry.
How would you sell the Irish horseracing industry and bloodstock industry to a new international-scale investor?
Undoubtedly a long-term and secure funding basis will save jobs and support the racing industry. You only have to look at the impact of the reductions in funding on the employment levels within the industry in the last two years.
Ireland is the best country in the world in which to breed, train and race horses. Our climate and soil structure are ideally suited to raising athletic and durable stock. The best stallions in the world are located in Ireland, and the infrastructure to support the industry is at a very advanced level. Irish horsemen and women are renowned throughout the world, and a talented workforce will be at your disposal. Irish racing is highly competitive offering attractive prize money and a minimum of 10% of our races are black type.
Will any of this filter through to the bloodstock industry and help increase demand?
How would you judge the current plans to be successful?
If these funding plans are put in place, do you really feel that this will save jobs and help support the racing industry?
Yes, I believe that by continuing to offer good prize-money and a high quality race programme (HRI insists that a minimum of 10 per cent of Irish races are black type), this will increase demand for bloodstock.
How would you encourage new owners into the sport? Working with Irish Thoroughbred Marketing, we will promote the attractions of having horses
Current plans will be judged on a number of measurements, including the levels of attendance and betting at race meetings, the performance of Irish-trained and Irish-bred horses in the major world races, the progress on the redevelopment of our racecourses, the value of Irish bloodstock sales and exports, the number and quality of new stallions retiring to stud in Ireland, and the employment levels generated by the sector.
international database produced: FUISSE G1, POLYGREEN G3. Nijinsky Green Dancer Green Valley GREEN TUNE ch 91 Mr Prospector Soundings Ocean’s Answer FUISSE bl c 2006 Blushing Groom Sillery Silvermine FUNNY FEERIE b 95 Irish River Funny Pearl Messenie
650 - G.P. von Lotto Hamburg Deutschland Preis, G1, Hamburg, July 17, 2400m 1 Campanologist (USA) 5 b c Kingmambo (USA) - Ring of Music (GB) (Sadler’s Wells (USA)) 2 Wiener Walzer (GER) 4 b c Dynaformer (USA) - Walzerkoenigin (USA) (Kingmambo (USA)) 3 Quijano (GER) 8 ch g Acatenango (GER) - Quila (IRE) (Unfuwain (USA)) Age: 2-5; Starts: 22; Wins: 7; Places: 10 Earnings: £468,829 Sire: KINGMAMBO. Sire of 79 Stakes winners. In 2010 - CAMPANOLOGIST Sadler’s Wells G1, ALEXANDROS King of Kings G3, KING OF DIXIE Dixieland Band LR. 1st Dam: Ring of Music by Sadler’s Wells. unraced. Dam of 3 winners: 1999: Dubai Soprano (f Zafonic) unraced. Dam of Isobel Baillie (f Lomitas: 2 wins at 3 in France, 3rd Prix Madame Jean Couturie LR) 2000: Armilla (f Rainbow Quest) unraced. Dam of Well Rounded (f Reset: Winner in Australia, 3rd HillSmith S LR) 2001: Rosa Raisa (f Rainbow Quest). Broodmare. 2002: Roundel (f Kingmambo). Broodmare. 2003: MELODIC SCORE (c Kingmambo) Winner at 4 in UAE. 2004: Peace Bell (f Kingmambo) 2005: CAMPANOLOGIST (c Kingmambo) 7 wins at 2 to 5, 2010 at home, UAE, G.P. von Lotto Hamburg Deutschland Preis G1, King Edward VII S G2, Marju Dubai City of Gold S G2, Totepool Winter Hill S G3, Tuddenham Mill Feilden S LR, 2nd Hardwicke S G2, Sky Bet York S G2, Grosvenor Casinos Cumberland Lodge S G3, Totepool Rose of Lancaster S G3, 3rd Gran Premio di Milano G1, totesport.com Derby Trial G3, Dubai Duty Free Arc Trial G3. 2006: SONG CYCLE (c Cherokee Run) 2 wins at 2 and 3 in USA. 2007: Holy Music (c Holy Bull) unraced to date. 2008: Glorious Success (f
Successful Appeal) unraced to date. 2nd Dam: GLORIOUS SONG by Halo. Champion older mare in Canada and U.S.A. in 1980. 17 wins in USA Spinster S G1, La Canada S G1, Santa Margarita Invitational H G1, Top Flight H G1, 2nd Marlboro Cup H G1, Amory L Haskell H G1, Beldame S G1, Santa Margarita Invitational H G1. Own sister to SAINT BALLADO and DEVIL’S BAG. Dam of SINGSPIEL (c In The Wings: Juddmonte International S G1, Vodafone Coronation Cup G1, Canadian International S G1, Japan Cup G1, 2nd Vodafone Coronation Cup G1, Coral Eclipse S G1, Grand Prix de Paris G1, Breeders’ Cup Turf G1), RAHY (c Blushing Groom: Bel Air H G2, 2nd Tattersalls Middle Park S G1), RAKEEN (c Northern Dancer: Allen Snijman S G2, 3rd Rothmans July H G1), Rivotious (c Riverman: 3rd Isaac Murphy Memorial S LR), Song of Freedom (c Arazi: 3rd Sheikh Maktoum Al Maktoum Challenge 1 LR). Grandam of MEZZO SOPRANO, DANON CHANTILLY, EMIRATES TO DUBAI. Third dam of CLAREMONT. Broodmare Sire: SADLER’S WELLS. Sire of the dams of 229 Stakes winners. In 2010 - CAMPANOLOGIST Kingmambo G1, CHINESE WHITE Dalakhani G1, WORKFORCE King’s Best G1, APPROVE Oasis Dream G2, BANKABLE Medicean G2, MEISHO BELUGA French Deputy G2, ZARIUS Zabeel G2, BALETTI Gulch G3, CAT JUNIOR Storm Cat G3, DEEM Dalakhani G3, ELUSIVE PIMPERNEL Elusive Quality G3, EMERALD COMMANDER Pivotal G3, POSAVINA Tiger Hill G3, A CHANCE TO DREAM Volksraad LR, LAAHEB Cape Cross LR, OCEAN AND BEYOND Kingsalsa LR, PRINCIPAL ROLE Empire Maker LR, TIMEPIECE Zamindar LR, FRENCH OPERA Bering LR. The Kingmambo/Sadler’s Wells cross has produced: CAMPANOLOGIST G1, DIVINE PROPORTIONS G1, EL CONDOR PASA G1, HENRYTHENAVIGATOR G1, QUEEN CLEOPATRA G1, THEWAYYOUARE G1, VIRGINIA WATERS G1, AKAREM G3, AMBOBO LR, Ershaad G1, You’ll Be Mine G1, Shahin G2, Bergamask LR, Indigo Myth LR, Marine Officer LR, Moon Dazzle LR, Multazem LR. Raise A Native Mr Prospector Gold Digger KINGMAMBO b 90 Nureyev Miesque Pasadoble CAMPANOLOGIST b c 2005 Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge RING OF MUSIC b 93 Halo Glorious Song Ballade
651 - www.thetote.com Minstrel Stakes, G3, Curragh, July 17, 7f
MISU BOND G3, DEGAS ART LR.
1 Air Chief Marshal (IRE) 3 b c Danehill Dancer (IRE) - Hawala (IRE) (Warning) 2 Duff (IRE) 7 b g Spinning World (USA) - Shining Prospect (GB) (Lycius (USA)) 3 Dandy Boy (ITY) 4 b c Danetime (IRE) Fleet of Light (GB) (Spectrum (IRE)) Age: 2-3; Starts: 14; Wins: 2; Places: 7 Earnings: £125,772 Sire: DANEHILL DANCER. Sire of 113 Stakes winners. In 2010 - LILLIE LANGTRY Darshaan G1, CONTREDANSE Rahy G2, MEMORY Diesis G2, PLANTEUR Giant’s Causeway G2, AIR CHIEF MARSHAL Warning G3, LATIN LOVE Be My Guest LR, MONTE ALTO Perugino LR, NEWS ALERT Brief Truce LR, SAMUEL MORSE Mt Livermore LR, SANJUAN Last Tycoon LR, SUPER SATIN Rock City LR, THE MIKADO Rigoletto LR, URAMAZIN Acatenango LR. 1st Dam: HAWALA by Warning. Winner at 3. Dam of 6 winners: 2001: HAWAZI (c Ashkalani) 2 wins at 3 and 6 in France. 2002: SLIP DANCE (f Celtic Swing). 5 wins at 2 and 3, Cheveley Park Stud Empress S LR, EBF betfair.com Flower of Scotland S LR, 2nd Swynford Paddocks Sweet Solera S G3. Broodmare. 2003: MISU BOND (c Danehill Dancer) 3 wins at 2 and 3, banshahousestables.com European Free H LR, Totepool Two Year Old Trophy LR, 3rd Ballycorus S G3. Sire. 2004: NUMEN (c Fath) 2 wins at 2. 2006: WINGED HARRIET (f Hawk Wing) Winner at 3. 2007: AIR CHIEF MARSHAL (c Danehill Dancer) Sold 224,089gns yearling at GOOY1. 2 wins at 2 and 3, www.thetote.com Minstrel S G3, 2nd Camas Park/Ashtown House Studs Phoenix S G1, Go And Go Round Tower S G3, 3rd T P Waters EBF Marble Hill S LR. 2008: Hunza Dancer (f Danehill Dancer) unraced to date. 2009: (c Danehill Dancer) 2nd Dam: HALAWA by Dancing Brave. 1 win at 3 in France. Dam of AFAF (f Spectrum: Prix Fille de l’Air G3), Zack Dream (c Dream Well: 2nd Prix du Lys G3) Broodmare Sire: WARNING. Sire of the dams of 40 Stakes winners. In 2010 AIR CHIEF MARSHAL Danehill Dancer G3, FORETELLER Dansili LR, KEIAI DAISY Kurofune LR. The Danehill Dancer/Warning cross has produced: AIR CHIEF MARSHAL G1,
Danehill Razyana DANEHILL DANCER b 93 Sharpen Up Mira Adonde Lettre d’Amour AIR CHIEF MARSHAL b c 2007 Known Fact Warning Slightly Dangerous HAWALA b 96 Dancing Brave Halawa Hanzala
652 - Idee Deutsches Derby, G1, Hamburg, July 18, 2400m 1 Buzzword (GB) 3 b c Pivotal (GB) Bustling (GB) (Danehill (USA)) 2 Zazou (GER) 3 b c Shamardal (USA) Zaza Top (GER) (Lomitas (GB)) 3 Russian Tango (GER) 3 ch c Tertullian (USA) - Russian Samba (IRE) (Laroche (GER)) Age: 2-3; Starts: 13; Wins: 3; Places: 6 Earnings: £444,315 Sire: PIVOTAL. Sire of 81 Stakes winners. In 2010 - BUZZWORD Danehill G1, NOORDHOEK FLYER Kris G2, SARISKA Muhtarram G2, EMERALD COMMANDER Sadler’s Wells G3, REGAL PARADE Kingmambo G3, SIX OF HEARTS Devil’s Bag G3, TURNING TOP Cadeaux Genereux G3, ENTANGLE Primo Dominie LR, FALLEN IDOL Brief Truce LR, FRATAZZ Local Suitor LR, PEARL BANKS Efisio LR, PRESCRIPTION Elmaamul LR, REBECCA ROLFE A P Indy LR, SEEHARN Green Desert LR, SETA Generous LR. 1st Dam: BUSTLING by Danehill. 4 wins at 2 and 3 in France, EME Derby du Midi LR, 3rd Prix de Malleret G2. Dam of 2 winners: 2004: Roi Soleil (c Rainbow Quest) unraced. 2005: Banana Tropic (f Fantastic Light) unraced. 2006: RETAKE (f Reset) Winner at 3 in France. 2007: BUZZWORD (c Pivotal) 3 wins at 2 and 3 at home, France, Germany, Idee Deutsches Derby G1, Prix La Rochette G3, 2nd Richmond S G2, Variety Club Solario S G3, 3rd Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere-Grand Criterium G1, King Edward VII S G2. 2008: Montefeltro (c Medicean) unraced to date. 2nd Dam: CARNIVAL SPIRIT by Kris. 1 win at 3. Dam of EXALTATION (c Rainbow Quest: Gallinule S G3, 3rd Royal Whip S G2), BUSTLING (f Danehill, see above), CARNIOLA (f Rainbow Quest: Prix Rose de Mai LR),
international database BARANQUILLA (f Acatenango: Prix Madame Jean Couturie LR). Grandam of Jade Hill. Third dam of LUSH LASHES. Broodmare Sire: DANEHILL. Sire of the dams of 136 Stakes winners. In 2010 - ABLE ONE Cape Cross G1, BUZZWORD Pivotal G1, ZABRASIVE Zabeel G1, STRIKING DANCER Smart Strike G2, BULLET TRAIN Sadler’s Wells G3, NOLL WALLOP High Chaparral G3, PRECIOUS GEM Sadler’s Wells G3, SHEMIYLA Dalakhani G3, SOLAR CHARGED Charge Forward G3, ADNOCON Clang LR, CAPTAIN COLTISH Fusaichi Pegasus LR, CHACHAMAIDEE Footstepsinthesand LR, CIMA DE TRIOMPHE Galileo LR, COULIS Zabeel LR, DANE JULIA Caesour LR, IRONSTEIN Zabeel LR, LATIN NEWS Hussonet LR, PINWHEEL Lonhro LR, PRECIOUS LORRAINE Encosta de Lago LR, ZABENE Zabeel LR, ZAGREB Zabeel LR. The Pivotal/Danehill cross has produced: BUZZWORD G1, SAOIRE G1, SIYOUNI G1, Kitty Kiernan G3, La Conquistadora LR.
Precedent. ran once at 4. Dam of 2 winners: 2005: ANGELS STORY (f Galileo) 2 wins at 3. 2006: Dragon Tails (c Danehill Dancer) unraced. 2007: Cojo (f Rock of Gibraltar) 2008: DUNBOYNE EXPRESS (c Shamardal) 2 wins at 2, Jebel Ali Racecourse Anglesey S G3. 2010: (c Raven’s Pass) 2nd Dam: La Sky by Law Society. 2 wins at 3, 2nd Lancashire Oaks G3. Dam of LOVE DIVINE (f Diesis: Vodafone Oaks S G1, 2nd Aston Upthorpe Yorkshire Oaks G1), FLOREEDA (f Linamix: EBF Chalice S LR, 2nd ACMC Park Hill S G3), Laurentine (f Private Account: 3rd GP.Inter Regional Trophee Ville La Teste LR). Grandam of SIXTIES ICON, Goblet of Fire, Wells Lyrical, Easy Lover. Broodmare Sire: POLISH PRECEDENT. Sire of the dams of 31 Stakes winners. In 2010 - DUNBOYNE EXPRESS Shamardal G3, RED BADGE Captain Rio LR, BACCALAUREATE High Chaparral LR, CUTTING EDGE Kapgarde LR, IMPREZER Jape LR.
Nureyev Polar Falcon Marie d’Argonne PIVOTAL ch 93 Cozzene Fearless Revival Stufida BUZZWORD b c 2007 Danzig Danehill Razyana BUSTLING b 99 Kris Carnival Spirit Fiesta Fun
Storm Cat Giant’s Causeway Mariah’s Storm SHAMARDAL b 2002 Machiavellian Helsinki Helen Street DUNBOYNE EXPRESS b c 2008 Danzig Polish Precedent Past Example LOVE EXCELLING b 99 Law Society La Sky Maryinsky
653 - Jebel Ali Racecourse Anglesey Stakes, G3, Curragh, July 18, 6f 1 Dunboyne Express (IRE) 2 b c Shamardal (USA) - Love Excelling (FR) (Polish Precedent (USA)) 2 Samuel Morse (IRE) 2 b/br c Danehill Dancer (IRE) - Eliza (USA) (Mt Livermore (USA)) 3 Rudolf Valentino (GB) 2 b c Oasis Dream (GB) - Maganda (IRE) (Sadler’s Wells (USA)) Age: 2; Starts: 2; Wins: 2; Places: 0 Earnings: £42,323
654 - Darley Irish Oaks, G1, Curragh, July 18, 12f 1 Snow Fairy (IRE) 3 b f Intikhab (USA) - Woodland Dream (IRE) (Charnwood Forest (IRE)) 2 Miss Jean Brodie (USA) 3 gr/ro f Maria’s Mon (USA) - Miss Kilroy (USA) (A P Indy (USA)) 3 Lady Lupus (IRE) 3 b f High Chaparral (IRE) - Lady Icarus (GB) (Rainbow Quest (USA)) Age: 2-3; Starts: 9; Wins: 4; Places: 4 Earnings: £465,047
Sire: SHAMARDAL. Sire of 14 Stakes winners. In 2010 - FAINT PERFUME Zabeel G1, LOPE DE VEGA Vettori G1, ZAZOU Lomitas G2, DUNBOYNE EXPRESS Polish Precedent G3, ELLE SHADOW Roi Danzig LR, FEMINA FASHION Jeune LR, HAPPY HIPPY Soviet Lad LR, SHAKESPEAREAN Priolo LR, SHAMILLION Redoute’s Choice LR, SIYAADAH Lahib LR.
Sire: INTIKHAB. Sire of 18 Stakes winners. In 2010 - SNOW FAIRY Charnwood Forest G1, FAT CHOY ICHIBAN Riverman LR, KIDNAPPING Barathea LR, KURT Machiavellian LR, LES FAZZANI Most Welcome LR, PARIS TO PEKING Barathea LR, KEMPES Royal Academy LR.
1st Dam: Love Excelling by Polish
1st Dam: WOODLAND DREAM by
Charnwood Forest. Winner at 3. Dam of 1 winner: 2007: SNOW FAIRY (f Intikhab) Sold 1,260gns yearling at TIDEC. 4 wins at 2 and 3, Darley Irish Oaks G1, Investec Oaks S G1, Blue Square Height of Fashion S LR, 3rd Berry Brothers & Rudd Prestige S G3. 2nd Dam: Fantasy Girl by Marju. ran at 2 and 3. Dam of BIG BAD BOB (c Bob Back: Furstenberg-Rennen G3) Broodmare Sire: CHARNWOOD FOREST. Sire of the dams of 2 Stakes winners. In 2010 - SNOW FAIRY Intikhab G1. Roberto Red Ransom Arabia INTIKHAB b 94 Crafty Prospector Crafty Example Zienelle SNOW FAIRY b f 2007 Warning Charnwood Forest Dance of Leaves WOODLAND DREAM br 2002 Marju Fantasy Girl Persian Fantasy
ANALYSIS: See Epsom Oaks, June 4, Race Number 439.
655 - GP de Vichy-Auvergne Etapi du Defi Galop, G3, Vichy, July 21, 2000m 1 Agent Secret (IRE) 4 b c Pyrus (USA) Ron’s Secret (GB) (Efisio) 2 Pont des Arts (FR) 6 b c Kingsalsa (USA) - Magic Arts (IRE) (Fairy King (USA)) 3 Tip Toe (FR) 3 b c Footstepsinthesand (GB) - Midnight Queen (GER) (Platini (GER)) Age: 3-4; Starts: 13; Wins: 5; Places: 8 Earnings: £160,900 Sire: PYRUS. Sire of 4 Stakes winners. In 2010 - AGENT SECRET Efisio G3, PYRRHA Diesis G3. 1st Dam: RON’S SECRET by Efisio. 3 wins at 3. Dam of 5 winners: 1998: MON SECRET (g General Monash) 6 wins at 2 to 6. 1999: Tan Hill Fair (f Woodborough) ran. 2000: GLANBEHY (f General Monash) Winner at 2. 2001: Helpline (f Daggers Drawn) unraced. 2002: IMPERIAL SECRET (g Imperial Ballet) 7 wins, Grande Course de Haies de Cagnes Hurdle LR. 2004: (f Rossini) 2005: VELLUTO (c Captain Rio) 3 wins at 2 and 4 in Italy. 2006: AGENT SECRET (c Pyrus) Sold 8,042gns yearling at GOOY2,
134,073gns 3yo at ARARC. 5 wins at 3 and 4 in France, GP de Vichy-Auvergne Etapi du Defi Galop G3, G.P.de Lyon Merial Etape du Defi Galop LR, 2nd Prix Lord Seymour LR, P.Le Vase d’Argent Etape Defi du Galop LR, Prix de la Porte de Madrid LR, Prix Vulcain LR. 2009: (f Arakan) 2nd Dam: PRIMROSE BANK by Charlottown. 1 win at 3. Dam of Carolside (f Music Maestro: 2nd Cherry Hinton S G3, 3rd Queen Mary S G2), PRIMROLLA (f Relko: Finale Junior Hurdle LR). Grandam of ETON LAD, Otto E Mezzo, Sure Gold. Third dam of BLITZKRIEG, Boogy Woogy. Fourth dam of ECCENTRIC. Broodmare Sire: EFISIO. Sire of the dams of 17 Stakes winners. In 2010 AGENT SECRET Pyrus G3, ILLUSTRIOUS BLUE Dansili G3, PEARL BANKS Pivotal LR. The Pyrus/Efisio cross has produced: AGENT SECRET G3, Ercolini G3. Raise A Native Mr Prospector Gold Digger PYRUS b/br 98 Nureyev Most Precious Miss Summer AGENT SECRET b c 2006 Formidable Efisio Eldoret RON’S SECRET br 92 Charlottown Primrose Bank Neptune’s Daughter
656 - Korean Racing Authority Tyros Stakes, G3, Leopardstown, July 22, 7f 1 Zoffany (IRE) 2 b c Dansili (GB) Tyranny (GB) (Machiavellian (USA)) 2 High Ruler (USA) 2 b c Mr Greeley (USA) - Lady Carla (GB) (Caerleon (USA)) 3 Jolie Jioconde (IRE) 2 b f Marju (IRE) Jioconda (IRE) (Rossini (USA)) Age: 2; Starts: 5; Wins: 4; Places: 0 Earnings: £73,881 Sire: DANSILI. Sire of 43 Stakes winners. In 2010 - PROVISO Woodman G1, HARBINGER Bering G2, ICE BLUE Unfuwain G2, STRAWBERRYDAIQUIRI Travelling Victor G2, AVIATE Irish River G3, FAMOUS NAME Quest For Fame G3, ILLUSTRIOUS BLUE Efisio G3, ZOFFANY Machiavellian G3, ABATON Night Shift LR, BEWITCHED Kaldoun LR, FORETELLER Warning LR. 1st Dam: TYRANNY by Machiavellian. 2 wins at 3. Dam of 1 winner: 2005: Danvers (f Cape Cross) ran twice. 2006: Good For Her (f Rock of
international database Gibraltar) 2007: Queen of Mean (f Pivotal) unraced to date. 2008: ZOFFANY (c Dansili) Sold 220,000gns yearling at TAOC1. 4 wins at 2, Korean Racing Authority Tyros S G3, Golden Fleece S LR. 2009: (c Dr Fong) 2nd Dam: DUST DANCER by Suave Dancer. 4 wins at 3 at home, France Prix de la Nonette-Japan Racing Assoc G3. Dam of SPOTLIGHT (f Dr Fong: Lake Placid H G2), Dusty Answer (f Zafonic: 2nd Milcars Swinley S LR). Grandam of Counterclaim. Broodmare Sire: MACHIAVELLIAN. Sire of the dams of 61 Stakes winners. In 2010 - VICTOIRE PISA Neo Universe G1, ZOFFANY Dansili G3, ANGEL’S PURSUIT Pastoral Pursuits LR, KURT Intikhab LR, SACHA Keeper LR, SPIRIT OF FORTUNE Invincible Spirit LR.
9 wins at 2 to 5, 2010, Jockey Club of Turkey Meld S G3, Desmond S G3, Leopardstown 2000 Guineas Trial G3, Keeneland International S G3, Amethyst S G3, Jockey Club of Turkey Trigo S LR, Woodies DIY Celebration S LR, Heritage S LR, 2nd Tattersalls Gold Cup G1, Prix du Jockey Club G1, Prix du Moulin de Longchamp G1, Killavullan S G3, High Chaparral EBF Mooresbridge S G3, At The Races Kilternan S G3, 3rd Qatar Prix Dollar G2, Qatar Prix Daniel Wildenstein G2. 2007: Photo Opportunity (c Zamindar) unraced to date. 2008: Zaminast (f Zamindar) unraced to date. 2010: (f Dansili) Broodmare Sire: QUEST FOR FAME. Sire of the dams of 22 Stakes winners. In 2010 - SKILLED Commands G1, TAVISTOCK Montjeu G1, SILVER POND Act One G2, FAMOUS NAME Dansili G3, MARAM Sahm LR, SERENISSIMA Lonhro LR, WIND SHEAR Flying Spur LR.
DANSILI b 96
Razyana DANSILI b 96 Kahyasi
ZOFFANY b c 2008 Mr Prospector Machiavellian Coup de Folie TYRANNY b 2000 Suave Dancer Dust Dancer Galaxie Dust
Hasili Kerali FAMOUS NAME b c 2005 Rainbow Quest Quest For Fame Aryenne FAME AT LAST b 97 Majestic Light Ranales Katsura
657 - Jockey Club of Turkey Meld Stakes, G3, Leopardstown, July 22, 9f 1 Famous Name (GB) 5 b c Dansili (GB) - Fame At Last (USA) (Quest For Fame) 2 Steinbeck (IRE) 3 b c Footstepsinthesand (GB) - Castara Beach (IRE) (Danehill (USA)) 3 Bea Remembered (GB) 3 b f Doyen (IRE) - Leinster Mills (IRE) (Doyoun) Age: 2-5; Starts: 18; Wins: 9; Places: 8 Earnings: £737,562 Sire: DANSILI. Sire of 43 Stakes winners. In 2010 - HARBINGER Bering G1, PROVISO Woodman G1, ICE BLUE Unfuwain G2, STRAWBERRYDAIQUIRI Travelling Victor G2, AVIATE Irish River G3, FAMOUS NAME Quest For Fame G3, ILLUSTRIOUS BLUE Efisio G3, ZOFFANY Machiavellian G3, ABATON Night Shift LR, BEWITCHED Kaldoun LR, FORETELLER Warning LR. 1st Dam: FAME AT LAST by Quest For Fame. Winner at 2. Dam of 4 winners: 2002: ANCHOR DATE (c Zafonic) Winner at 3. 2003: FINAL ESTEEM (g Lomitas) Winner at 3. 2004: EVERLASTING FAME (c Zamindar) Winner at 3 in France. 2005: FAMOUS NAME (c Dansili)
2nd Dam: LADY REGENCY by Vice Regent. 6 wins in Canada, USA Likely Exchange S LR.
658 - Sky Bet York Stakes, G2, York, July 24, 10f 1 Summit Surge (IRE) 6 b g Noverre (USA) - Lady Peculiar (CAN) (Sunshine Forever (USA)) 2 Bushman (GB) 6 gr g Maria’s Mon (USA) - Housa Dancer (FR) (Fabulous Dancer (USA)) 3 Allybar (IRE) 4 ch c King’s Best (USA) Irika (USA) (Irish River (FR)) Age: 2-6; Starts: 28; Wins: 7; Places: 10 Earnings: £296,126 Sire: NOVERRE. Sire of 13 Stakes winners. In 2010 - MUSIC SHOW Mr Prospector G1, SUMMIT SURGE Sunshine Forever G2, KATICI PRINCESS Green Desert LR. 1st Dam: LADY PECULIAR by Sunshine Forever. Winner at 3 in USA. Dam of 6 winners: 2000: TRECULIAR (c Trempolino) 4 wins. 2001: INTONATION (c Diesis) 2 wins at 3 and 4 in Greece. 2002: PECULIAR PRINCE (g Desert Prince) 4 wins at 3, 5 and 7. 2003: VACATION (g King Charlemagne) 2 wins at 3.
2nd Irish T.B. Marketing Cherry Hinton S G2. 2009: (c Dark Angel) 2nd Dam: Doubling Time by Timeless Moment. 1 win in France, 2nd Prix de Flore G3. Dam of Timely (f Kings Lake: 3rd Moyglare Stud S G1). Grandam of LE VIE DEI COLORI, SHINING HOUR, Titian Time, Stai Su, Axford. Third dam of Clear Impression. Broodmare Sire: THORN DANCE. Sire of the dams of 2 Stakes winners. In 2010 - SORAAYA Elnadim G3. Northern Dancer
Broodmare Sire: SUNSHINE FOREVER. Sire of the dams of 9 Stakes winners. In 2010 - SUMMIT SURGE Noverre G2.
Danzig Pas de Nom ELNADIM b/br 94 Exclusive Native Elle Seule Fall Aspen SORAAYA b f 2008 Northern Dancer
Blushing Groom Rahy Glorious Song NOVERRE b 98
2004: SUMMIT SURGE (g Noverre) Sold 34,000gns foal at TADEF, 30,000gns yearling at DNSLY. 7 wins at 2 to 6, 2010 at home, UAE, Sky Bet York S G2, Ballycorus S G3, Amethyst S G3, 2nd Premio Carlo Vittadini G2, 3rd Meydan Zabeel Mile G2, Leopardstown 2000 Guineas Trial G3. 2005: MY MATE PETE (g Captain Rio) Winner at 2. 2007: Haf (f Iron Mask) in training. 2009: (c Majestic Missile)
Northern Dancer Danseur Fabuleux Fabuleux Jane SUMMIT SURGE b g 2004 Roberto Sunshine Forever Outward Sunshine LADY PECULIAR b 95 Vice Regent Lady Regency Funny Peculiar
659 - Princess Margaret Abu Dhabi Stakes, G3, Ascot, July 24, 6f 1 Soraaya (IRE) 2 b f Elnadim (USA) Date Mate (USA) (Thorn Dance (USA)) 2 Margot Did (IRE) 2 b f Exceed And Excel (AUS) - Special Dancer (GB) (Shareef Dancer (USA)) 3 Perfect Tribute (GB) 2 b f Dubawi (IRE) - Perfect Spirit (IRE) (Invincible Spirit (IRE)) Age: 2; Starts: 3; Wins: 2; Places: 1 Earnings: £42,305 Sire: ELNADIM. Sire of 15 Stakes winners. In 2010 - SORAAYA Thorn Dance G3, THREE FRENCH HENS Alysheba LR. 1st Dam: Date Mate by Thorn Dance. Dam of 4 winners: 2001: FREAK OCCURENCE (g Stravinsky) 4 wins at 2 to 4. 2002: MEAN MACHINE (g Idris) Winner over hurdles. 2003: Beckett Hall (c Beckett) 2005: DECLARATION OF WAR (c Okawango) 2 wins at 2, Vodafone Woodcote S LR, 2nd Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere-Grand Criterium G1. 2007: Sahaayeb (f Indian Haven) 2008: SORAAYA (f Elnadim) Sold 55,000gns yearling at TAOC2. 2 wins at 2, Princess Margaret Abu Dhabi S G3,
Thorn Dance Barb’s Bold DATE MATE b 95 Timeless Moment Doubling Time Lodeve
660 - King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes, G1, Ascot, July 24, 12f 1 Harbinger (GB) 4 b c Dansili (GB) Penang Pearl (FR) (Bering) 2 Cape Blanco (IRE) 3 ch c Galileo (IRE) Laurel Delight (GB) (Presidium) 3 Youmzain (IRE) 7 b c Sinndar (IRE) Sadima (IRE) (Sadler’s Wells (USA)) Age: 3-4; Starts: 9; Wins: 6; Places: 2 Earnings: £773,933 Sire: DANSILI. Sire of 43 Stakes winners. In 2010 - HARBINGER Bering G1, PROVISO Woodman G1, ICE BLUE Unfuwain G2, STRAWBERRYDAIQUIRI Travelling Victor G2, AVIATE Irish River G3, FAMOUS NAME Quest For Fame G3, ILLUSTRIOUS BLUE Efisio G3, ZOFFANY Machiavellian G3, ABATON Night Shift LR, BEWITCHED Kaldoun LR, FORETELLER Warning LR. 1st Dam: PENANG PEARL by Bering. 3 wins at 3, Financial Dynamics October S LR. Dam of 3 winners: 2002: PENANG SAPPHIRE (g Spectrum) Winner at 2. 2003: PENANG CINTA (g Halling) 9 wins. 2004: Autour du Monde (f Spinning World) 2005: Penang Cry (f Barathea) unraced. Broodmare. 2006: HARBINGER (c Dansili) Sold 180,000gns yearling at TAOC1. 6 wins at 3 and 4, King George VI & Queen Elizabeth S G1, Hardwicke S G2, Betfair Gordon S G3, Dubai Duty Free John Porter S G3, Boodles Diamond
international database Ormonde S G3, 3rd totesport.com St Simon S G3. 2007: Penangdouble O One (g Starcraft) 2008: Arnuero (c Sakhee) unraced to date. 2009: (c Zamindar) 2010: (f Manduro) 2nd Dam: GUAPA by Shareef Dancer. 2 wins at 3. Dam of PENANG PEARL (f Bering, see above) Broodmare Sire: BERING. Sire of the dams of 53 Stakes winners. In 2010 HARBINGER Dansili G1, BLUE PANIS Panis LR, CLASSIC COLORI Le Vie Dei Colori LR, ORO SOLIDO Solitary Vision LR, PEDRA POMPAS Mark of Esteem LR, ALARM CALL Solar One LR. The Dansili/Bering cross has produced: HARBINGER G1, Handsome Maestro G3. Danzig Danehill Razyana DANSILI b 96 Kahyasi Hasili Kerali HARBINGER b c 2006 Arctic Tern Bering Beaune PENANG PEARL b 96 Shareef Dancer Guapa Sauceboat
661 - Grosser Dallmayr Bayerisches Zuchtrennen, G1, Munich, July 25, 2000m 1 Lady Jane Digby (GB) 5 b f Oasis Dream (GB) - Scandalette (GB) (Niniski (USA)) 2 Night Magic (GER) 4 b f Sholokhov (IRE) - Night Woman (GER) (Monsun (GER)) 3 Alexandros (GB) 5 ch c Kingmambo (USA) - Arlette (IRE) (King of Kings (IRE)) Age: 2-5; Starts: 23; Wins: 7; Places: 8 Earnings: £233,393 Sire: OASIS DREAM. Sire of 32 Stakes winners. In 2010 - LADY JANE DIGBY Niniski G1, QUERARI Acatenango G1, TUSCAN EVENING Suave Dancer G1, APPROVE Sadler’s Wells G2, FROZEN POWER Royal Academy G2, ALTA FEDELTA Luge G3, MAIN AIM Selkirk G3, RAINFALL Barathea G3, SANDBAR Hernando G3, SRI PUTRA In The Wings G3, FIELD OF DREAM Selkirk LR, KEREDARI Doyoun LR, RAIN DELAYED Shareef Dancer LR, THAI HAKU Linamix LR.
1996: Surprise Encounter (g Cadeaux Genereux) 6 wins at 3 to 6 inc. Royal Hunt Cup, Ascot, 3rd Sovereign S LR. 1997: GATEMAN (g Owington) 11 wins at home, USA, Vodafone Diomed S G3, Weatherbys Earl of Sefton S G3, Emirates Airline Minstrel S G3, 2nd Daily Record Scottish Derby G2, betfred.com Mile G2, Prix Dollar Casino Barriere de Montreux G2, 3rd Premio Roma - SIS G1. 1998: Simla Bibi (f Indian Ridge). Dam of Ooh Aah Camara (f Danehill Dancer: 3 wins at 2 and 3, 3rd totesport.com City Wall S LR, Planet Fashion Eternal S LR, Langleys Solicitors EBF Marygate S LR, 2nd Premio Alessandro Perrone LR) 2000: SMOKING BARRELS (c Desert Prince) Winner over hurdles. 2001: Maria Vetsera (f Selkirk). Broodmare. 2002: DEVIL’S ISLAND (g Green Desert) Winner at 4. 2003: DIABLERETTE (f Green Desert) Winner at 2. Broodmare. 2004: (c Selkirk) 2005: LADY JANE DIGBY (f Oasis Dream) 7 wins at 2, 4 and 5 at home, Germany, Grosser Dallmayr Bayerisches Zuchtrennen G1, Walther J Jacobs Stutenpreis G3, EBF Hoppings S LR, Voute Sales Warwickshire Oaks LR, 2nd EBF Hoppings S LR, McGrattan Piling Braveheart S LR, 3rd Bet 365 Lancashire Oaks G2, Warwickshire Oaks LR. 2006: Desiree Clary (f Domedriver) unraced. 2007: MME DE STAEL (f Selkirk) Winner at 3. 2008: Marie du Plessis (f Invincible Spirit) in training. 2010: Mme Sans Gene (f Aussie Rules) 2nd Dam: MARIA WALESKA by Filiberto. 6 wins at 2 and 3 in Italy Gran Premio d’Italia G1, Oaks d’Italia G1. Dam of POLISH PATRIOT (c Danzig: Carroll Foundation July Cup G1), GRAND CAYMAN (c Slip Anchor: Premio Le Marmore LR), Roxbury Park (c Mr Prospector: 2nd Churchill Downs H, Au Revoir Invitational H). Grandam of Martino Creolo, General Ridge. Third dam of Phantastic Wings. Broodmare Sire: NINISKI. Sire of the dams of 40 Stakes winners. In 2010 LADY JANE DIGBY Oasis Dream G1, MEKONG MELODY Cape Cross G2. Danzig Green Desert Foreign Courier
1 Irish Field (IRE) 2 b c Dubawi (IRE) Turkana Girl (GB) (Hernando (FR)) 2 Broox (IRE) 2 b c Xaar (GB) - Miss Brooks (GB) (Bishop of Cashel (GB)) 3 Approve (IRE) 2 b c Oasis Dream (GB) Wyola (USA) (Sadler’s Wells (USA)) Age: 2; Starts: 4; Wins: 3; Places: 1 Earnings: £93,009 Sire: DUBAWI. Sire of 11 Stakes winners. In 2010 - MAKFI Green Desert G1, IRISH FIELD Hernando G2, MONTEROSSO Barathea G2, WORTHADD Rahy G2, ANNA SALAI Caerleon G3, CELLARMASTER Sound Reason G3, AFSARE Fairy King LR, GOLDEN MILLENNIUM Eagle Eyed LR, KHOR SHEED Manila LR. 1st Dam: Turkana Girl by Hernando. Dam of 1 winner: 2007: (c King’s Best) 2008: IRISH FIELD (c Dubawi) Sold 16,642gns yearling at GOOY1. 3 wins at 2 in France, Spain, Prix Robert Papin G2, 2nd Prix du Bois G3. 2009: (f Rock of Gibraltar) 2010: (c Kheleyf ) 2nd Dam: Miss Penton by Primo Dominie. Dam of LEO (c Pivotal: totesport.com Royal Lodge S G2), BALKENHOL (c Polar Falcon: Premio del Dado LR, Premio Giuseppe de Montel LR) Broodmare Sire: HERNANDO. Sire of the dams of 10 Stakes winners. In 2010 - IRISH FIELD Dubawi G2, SANDBAR Oasis Dream G3, AOIFE ALAINN Dr Fong LR, ROYAL MOUGINS Daylami LR.
Seeking The Gold Dubai Millennium Colorado Dancer DUBAWI b 2002 Deploy Zomaradah Jawaher IRISH FIELD b c 2008 Niniski Hernando Whakilyric TURKANA GIRL ch 2002 Primo Dominie Miss Penton On The House
663 - P.Eugene Adam (G.P.de Maisons-Laffitte), G2, MaisonsLaffitte, July 25, 2000m
OASIS DREAM b 2000 Dancing Brave Hope Bahamian LADY JANE DIGBY b f 2005 Nijinsky
1st Dam: Scandalette by Niniski. unraced. Dam of 8 winners: 1995: NIGHT FLYER (g Midyan) 3 wins at 2 and 4.
662 - Prix Robert Papin, G2, MaisonsLaffitte, July 25, 1000m
Niniski Virginia Hills SCANDALETTE ch 90 Filiberto Maria Waleska Miss Protege
1 Shimraan (FR) 3 b c Rainbow Quest (USA) - Shemriyna (IRE) (King of Kings (IRE)) 2 Shamalgan (FR) 3 b c Footstepsinthesand (GB) - Genevale (FR) (Unfuwain (USA)) 3 Hollywood Kiss (GER) 3 ch c Paolini
(GER) - Hollywood Love (GER) (Lomitas (GB)) Age: 3; Starts: 2; Wins: 1; Places: 1 Earnings: £24,779 Sire: RAINBOW QUEST. Sire of 109 Stakes winners. In 2010 - MANIFEST Roberto G2, SHIMRAAN King of Kings G2. 1st Dam: SHEMRIYNA by King of Kings. Winner at 3 in France. Dam of 1 winner: 2007: SHIMRAAN (c Rainbow Quest) 1 win at 3 in France, P.Eugene Adam (G.P.de Maisons-Laffitte) G2, 2nd Prix de l’Avre LR. 2009: (c Selkirk) 2nd Dam: SHEMAYA by Darshaan. 2 wins at 3 in France Prix Casimir Delamarre LR. Dam of Shendaya (f Danehill Dancer: 2nd Prix Casimir Delamarre LR) Broodmare Sire: KING OF KINGS. Sire of the dams of 3 Stakes winners. In 2010 - SHIMRAAN Rainbow Quest G2, ALEXANDROS Kingmambo G3. Red God Blushing Groom Runaway Bride RAINBOW QUEST b 81 Herbager I Will Follow Where You Lead SHIMRAAN b c 2007 Sadler’s Wells King of Kings Zummerudd SHEMRIYNA b 2002 Darshaan Shemaya Shemaka
664 - Betfair Molecomb Stakes, G3, Goodwood, July 27, 5f 1 Zebedee (GB) 2 gr c Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Cozy Maria (USA) (Cozzene (USA)) 2 Stone of Folca (GB) 2 b c Kodiac (GB) Soyalang (FR) (Alydeed (CAN)) 3 Choose Wisely (IRE) 2 ch c Choisir (AUS) - Right After Moyne (IRE) (Imperial Ballet (IRE)) Age: 2; Starts: 5; Wins: 4; Places: 0 Earnings: £61,633 Sire: INVINCIBLE SPIRIT. Sire of 38 Stakes winners. In 2010 - YOSEI Fuji Kiseki G1, ALLIED POWERS High Line G2, CHARMING WOMAN Kendor G3, GLAMOROUS SPIRIT Air Express G3, KARGALI Last Tycoon G3, ZEBEDEE Cozzene G3, AL AASIFH Zafonic LR, BEYOND DESIRE Mujtahid LR, REYKON Indian Ridge LR, SPIRIT OF FORTUNE Machiavellian LR, SPIRIT OF SHARJAH Doulab LR. 1st Dam: Cozy Maria by Cozzene.
international database Winner at 3, 2nd October Club Place To Be EBF Valiant S LR. Dam of 1 winner: 2005: Citron Presse (f Lemon Drop Kid) 2006: Albaasha (c Lemon Drop Kid) 2007: Satwa Son (c Oasis Dream) in training. 2008: ZEBEDEE (c Invincible Spirit) Sold 70,000gns yearling at TAOC1. 4 wins at 2, Betfair Molecomb S G3, Dragon S LR. 2009: (c Oasis Dream) 2nd Dam: MARIAMME by Verbatim. 2 wins at 3 in USA. Dam of Cozy Maria (f Cozzene, see above) Broodmare Sire: COZZENE. Sire of the dams of 32 Stakes winners. In 2010 ZEBEDEE Invincible Spirit G3, ROYAL BENCH Whipper LR.
2002: Giant’s Rock (g Giant’s Causeway) 2003: Well Guarded (g Sadler’s Wells) 2004: MARIE DE BANSHA (f Sadler’s Wells) Winner at 3 in France. 2005: FABIA (f Sadler’s Wells) Winner at 3. 2007: REBEL SOLDIER (c Danehill Dancer) Sold 210,000gns yearling at TAOC1. 3 wins at 3, Betfair Gordon S G3. 2008: Danehill Dante (c Danehill Dancer) unraced to date. 2009: (f Danehill Dancer) 2nd Dam: STELLARIA by Roberto. 3 wins at home, USA Manton Rose Bowl S LR. Dam of OBSERVATORY (c Distant View: Queen Elizabeth II S G1, Prix d’Ispahan G1), HIGH PRAISE (f Quest For Fame: Prix de Malleret G2), Ninette (f Alleged: 3rd R.O.A. Foundation S LR). Grandam of Sight Unseen.
2nd Dam: Chain Fern by Blushing Groom. unraced. Own sister to AL BAHATHRI. Dam of SPANISH FERN (f El Gran Senor: Yellow Ribbon H G1, 2nd Yellow Ribbon S G1, 3rd Ramona H G1, Matriarch S G1). Grandam of HEATSEEKER, GRAN ZAMIR, Day By Day, Kirkwood, Thought Is Free. Third dam of HEARTS OF FIRE.
Broodmare Sire: IRISH RIVER. Sire of the dams of 126 Stakes winners. In 2010 - LOUP BRETON Anabaa G2, ALLYBAR King’s Best G3, AVIATE Dansili G3, REBEL SOLDIER Danehill Dancer G3, ALWAYS WAINING Unfuwain LR.
Broodmare Sire: THEATRICAL. Sire of the dams of 36 Stakes winners. In 2010 - KARELIAN Bertrando G1, LORD SHANAKILL Speightstown G2, RUN IT Cherokee Run G3, SO ELITE Pleasantly Perfect LR.
Danzig Green Desert Foreign Courier INVINCIBLE SPIRIT b 97 Kris Rafha Eljazzi ZEBEDEE gr c 2008 Caro Cozzene Ride The Trails COZY MARIA gr/ro 99 Verbatim Mariamme Miss Tusculum
665 - Betfair Gordon Stakes, G3, Goodwood, July 27, 12f 1 Rebel Soldier (IRE) 3 ch c Danehill Dancer (IRE) - En Garde (USA) (Irish River (FR)) 2 Dandino (GB) 3 br c Dansili (GB) Generous Diana (GB) (Generous (IRE)) 3 Arctic Cosmos (USA) 3 b c North Light (IRE) - Fifth Avenue Doll (USA) (Marquetry (USA)) Age: 3; Starts: 4; Wins: 3; Places: 0 Earnings: £56,443 Sire: DANEHILL DANCER. Sire of 115 Stakes winners. In 2010 - LILLIE LANGTRY Darshaan G1, CONTREDANSE Rahy G2, MEMORY Diesis G2, PLANTEUR Giant’s Causeway G2, AIR CHIEF MARSHAL Warning G3, REBEL SOLDIER Irish River G3, LATIN LOVE Be My Guest LR, MONTE ALTO Perugino LR, NEWS ALERT Brief Truce LR, NOURIYA King’s Best LR, SAMUEL MORSE Mt Livermore LR, SANJUAN Last Tycoon LR, SUPER SATIN Rock City LR, THE MIKADO Rigoletto LR, URAMAZIN Acatenango LR. 1st Dam: EN GARDE by Irish River. Winner at 2. Dam of 4 winners: 2000: RIFLEMAN (g Starborough) 7 wins. 2001: Park Haven (f Marju). Broodmare.
Speightstown) 5 wins at 2 to 4 at home, France, Etihad Airways Prix Jean Prat G1, Betfair Cup Lennox S G2, Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef S G2, Totepool City Plate LR, 2nd Darley Dewhurst S G1, Veuve Clicquot Vintage S G2, 3rd totesport.com Lockinge S G1, St James’s Palace S G1, Darley Prix Morny G1, Coventry S G2. 2007: BRANNAGH (c Hennessy) 2 wins at 3. 2008: Dressing Room (c Dixie Union) unraced to date. 2009: (f Lemon Drop Kid)
Danzig Danehill Razyana DANEHILL DANCER b 93 Sharpen Up Mira Adonde Lettre d’Amour REBEL SOLDIER ch c 2007 Riverman Irish River Irish Star EN GARDE ch 96 Roberto Stellaria Victoria Star
666 - Betfair Cup Lennox Stakes, G2, Goodwood, July 27, 7f 1 Lord Shanakill (USA) 4 b/br c Speightstown (USA) - Green Room (USA) (Theatrical) 2 Cat Junior (USA) 5 b/br c Storm Cat (USA) - Luna Wells (IRE) (Sadler’s Wells (USA)) 3 Dalghar (FR) 4 gr c Anabaa (USA) Daltawa (IRE) (Miswaki (USA)) Age: 2-4; Starts: 17; Wins: 5; Places: 8 Earnings: £567,503 Sire: SPEIGHTSTOWN. Sire of 11 Stakes winners. In 2010 - MONA DE MOMMA Linkage G1, HAYNESFIELD Tejabo G2, LORD SHANAKILL Theatrical G2, MUNNINGS Holy Bull G2, COUNTRY DAY Mt Livermore LR, ESSENCE HIT MAN El Prado LR, MOTHER RUTH Colonial Affair LR. 1st Dam: Green Room by Theatrical. unraced. Dam of 2 winners: 2006: LORD SHANAKILL (c
Mr Prospector Gone West Secrettame SPEIGHTSTOWN ch 98 Storm Cat Silken Cat Silken Doll LORD SHANAKILL b/br c 2006 Nureyev Theatrical Tree of Knowledge GREEN ROOM b 2002 Blushing Groom Chain Fern Chain Store
667 - Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes, G2, Goodwood, July 28, 7f 1 King Torus (IRE) 2 b c Oratorio (IRE) Dipterous (IRE) (Mujadil (USA)) 2 Stentorian (IRE) 2 ch c Street Cry (IRE) - Nomistakeaboutit (CAN) (Affirmed (USA)) 3 Major Art (GB) 2 ch c Compton Place (GB) - Rosewood Belle (USA) (Woodman (USA)) Age: 2; Starts: 4; Wins: 3; Places: 1 Earnings: £92,373 Sire: ORATORIO. Sire of 6 Stakes winners. In 2010 - BANCHEE Spectacularphantom G1, KING TORUS Mujadil G2, LOLLY FOR DOLLY Chester House G3, UPSALA Mark of Esteem LR. 1st Dam: DIPTEROUS by Mujadil. Winner at 2. Dam of 2 winners: 2007: BORGHESE GALLERY (c
Oratorio) 3 wins at 2 and 3 in Italy. 2008: KING TORUS (c Oratorio) Sold 27,739gns yearling at GOOY1. 3 wins at 2, Veuve Clicquot Vintage S G2, 32red.com Superlative S G2. 2nd Dam: Dajarra by Blushing Groom. unraced. Grandam of Ouninpohja. Broodmare Sire: MUJADIL. Sire of the dams of 13 Stakes winners. In 2010 JOANNA High Chaparral G2, KING TORUS Oratorio G2. Danzig Danehill Razyana ORATORIO b 2002 Vaguely Noble Mahrah Montage KING TORUS b c 2008 Storm Bird Mujadil Vallee Secrete DIPTEROUS b 2002 Blushing Groom Dajarra Diya
668 - Sussex Stakes, G1, Goodwood, July 28, 8f 1 Canford Cliffs (IRE) 3 b c Tagula (IRE) - Mrs Marsh (GB) (Marju (IRE)) 2 Rip Van Winkle (IRE) 4 b c Galileo (IRE) - Looking Back (IRE) (Stravinsky (USA)) 3 Premio Loco (USA) 6 ch g Prized (USA) - Crazee Mental (GB) (Magic Ring (IRE)) Age: 2-3; Starts: 8; Wins: 5; Places: 3 Earnings: £645,951 Sire: TAGULA. Sire of 12 Stakes winners. In 2010 - CANFORD CLIFFS Marju G1. 1st Dam: Mrs Marsh by Marju. unraced. Dam of 2 winners: 2005: ZEERAN (c Barathea) 4 wins at 4 and 5 in Sweden. 2007: CANFORD CLIFFS (c Tagula) Sold 29,600gns foal at GONO1, 47,619gns yearling at DNSLY. 5 wins at 2 and 3, Abu Dhabi Irish 2000 Guineas G1, St James’s Palace S G1, Sussex S G1, Coventry S G2, 2nd Bathwick Tyres Greenham S G3, 3rd stanjames.com 2000 Guineas G1, Darley Prix Morny G1. 2009: (c Holy Roman Emperor) 2010: (c Excellent Art) 2nd Dam: Drei by Lyphard. Dam of PINA COLADA (f Sabrehill: Chandler H, 2nd San Clemente H G2). Grandam of Ellmau, Nasri, Laureldean Express. Broodmare Sire: MARJU. Sire of the dams of 15 Stakes winners. In 2010 CANFORD CLIFFS Tagula G1, DUNELIGHT Desert Sun LR, LANCELOT Bahri LR, MARINE COMMANDO
international database Pastoral Pursuits LR.
Stop The Music
BOSCOBEL G2, QUEEN OF POLAND G2, EASTERN ARIA G3, Age of Reason G1.
Taufan Stolen Date TAGULA b 93 Standaan Twin Island Jolly Widow CANFORD CLIFFS b c 2007 Last Tycoon Marju Flame of Tara MRS MARSH b 2001 Lyphard Drei Triple Tipple
ANALYSIS: See St James’s Palace Stakes, June 15, Race 461.
Sharpen Up Diesis Doubly Sure HALLING ch 91 Green Dancer Dance Machine Never A Lady EASTERN ARIA b f 2006 Northern Dancer Danzig Pas de Nom BADRAAN b 98 Forty Niner Gold Sunrise Seattle Dawn
670 - Audi King George Stakes, G2, Goodwood, July 29, 5f 669 - Moet Hennessy Lillie Langtry Stakes, G3, Goodwood, July 29, 14f 1 Eastern Aria (UAE) 4 b f Halling (USA) - Badraan (USA) (Danzig (USA)) 2 Polly’s Mark (IRE) 4 b f Mark of Esteem (IRE) - Kotdiji (GB) (Mtoto) 3 Motrice (GB) 3 gr f Motivator (GB) Entente Cordiale (USA) (Affirmed (USA)) Age: 3-4; Starts: 20; Wins: 9; Places: 7 Earnings: £159,289 Sire: HALLING. Sire of 47 Stakes winners. In 2010 - CUTLASS BAY Danzig G1, EASTERN ARIA Danzig G3, HOLBERG Assert LR, OPINION POLL Shirley Heights LR. 1st Dam: BADRAAN by Danzig. 3 wins at 4 in UAE. Dam of 3 winners: 2005: HARLEM SHUFFLE (f Halling) Winner at 2. 2006: EASTERN ARIA (f Halling) 9 wins at 3 and 4 at home, France, Moet Hennessy Lillie Langtry S G3, Plantation Stud Aphrodite S LR, Prix Joubert LR. 2007: NARYA (f Halling) 2 wins at 3 in Spain. 2nd Dam: GOLD SUNRISE by Forty Niner. 3 wins in USA Golden Rod S G3, 3rd Alcibiades S G2. Dam of T S Eliot (c Storm Cat: 3rd Tony Gatto Dream Big S). Grandam of Bernasconi. Broodmare Sire: DANZIG. Sire of the dams of 151 Stakes winners. In 2010 - CUTLASS BAY Halling G1, EASTERN ARIA Halling G3, KEIAI GERBERA Smarty Jones G3, MAYANO RAIJIN Mayano Top Gun LR, MY NEW LADY Your Eminence LR, SOUND OF NATURE Chester House LR. The Halling/Danzig cross has produced: CUTLASS BAY G1,
1 Borderlescott (GB) 8 b g Compton Place (GB) - Jeewan (Touching Wood (USA)) 2 Group Therapy (GB) 5 ch g Choisir (AUS) - Licence To Thrill (GB) (Wolfhound (USA)) 3 Astrophysical Jet (GB) 3 b f Dubawi (IRE) - Common Knowledge (GB) (Rainbow Quest (USA)) Age: 2-8; Starts: 49; Wins: 13; Places: 26 Earnings: £739,840 Sire: COMPTON PLACE. Sire of 16 Stakes winners. In 2010 BORDERLESCOTT Touching Wood G2, ARNEB Nordance LR. 1st Dam: JEEWAN by Touching Wood. Winner at 3. Own sister to TALDARI. Dam of 5 winners: 1991: BELLO GALLICO (g Gallic League) 6 wins inc. Ladbrokes Boldboy Sprint Handicap, Newmarket. 1992: HARRY BROWNE (g Al Hareb) 5 wins at 3. 1993: Dells Dream (f Classic Music) ran 3 times. Broodmare. 1994: Sadlers Niece (f Classic Music) unraced. Broodmare. 1998: PATRICIA PHILOMENA (f Prince of Birds) 4 wins at 4 and 5. Broodmare. 1999: WOODBURY (f Woodborough) 6 wins at 2, 3 and 5. Broodmare. 2000: First Fortune (g Primo Dominie) ran a few times. 2002: BORDERLESCOTT (g Compton Place) Sold 13,000gns yearling at DNOC2. 13 wins to 2010, Coolmore Nunthorpe S G1 (twice), Audi King George S G2, Toteswinger City Wall S LR, Mercury S LR, 2nd betfred.com Temple S G2 (twice), stanjames.com Palace House S G3, Igloos Bentinck S G3, Bulmers Belgrave S LR, SEI Investments Leisure S LR, totesportcasino.com Wentworth S LR, Toteswinger City Wall S LR, Axminster Carpets Cathedral S LR, Play Casino at
Ladbrokes Golden Rose S LR, Totepool Beverley Bullet Sprint LR, 3rd King’s Stand S G1, Qatar Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp G1, betfred.com Temple S G2, stanjames.com Palace House S G3, Totesport City Wall S LR. 2003: Four Penny Road (f Josr Algarhoud) unraced. Broodmare. 2008: Jeewana (f Compton Place) unraced to date. 2nd Dam: ADEEBAH by Damascus. 1 win at 2. Dam of TALDARI (c Touching Wood: Velka Cena Hlavniho Mesta Prahy LR) Broodmare Sire: TOUCHING WOOD. Sire of the dams of 17 Stakes winners. In 2010 - BORDERLESCOTT Compton Place G2. Ahonoora Indian Ridge Hillbrow COMPTON PLACE ch 94 Nebbiolo Nosey Little Cynthia BORDERLESCOTT b g 2002 Roberto Touching Wood Mandera JEEWAN b/br 85 Damascus Adeebah Transylvania
671 - Artemis Goodwood Cup, G2, Goodwood, July 29, 16f 1 Illustrious Blue (GB) 7 b/br c Dansili (GB) - Gipsy Moth (GB) (Efisio) 2 Electrolyser (IRE) 5 gr c Daylami (IRE) Iviza (IRE) (Sadler’s Wells (USA)) 3 Purple Moon (IRE) 7 ch g Galileo (IRE) - Vanishing Prairie (USA) (Alysheba (USA)) Age: 2-7; Starts: 52; Wins: 10; Places: 23 Earnings: £348,669 Sire: DANSILI. Sire of 43 Stakes winners. In 2010 - HARBINGER Bering G1, PROVISO Woodman G1, ICE BLUE Unfuwain G2, ILLUSTRIOUS BLUE Efisio G2, STRAWBERRYDAIQUIRI Travelling Victor G2, AVIATE Irish River G3, FAMOUS NAME Quest For Fame G3, ZOFFANY Machiavellian G3, ABATON Night Shift LR, BEWITCHED Kaldoun LR, FORETELLER Warning LR. 1st Dam: GIPSY MOTH by Efisio. 4 wins at 2 and 3 at home, Germany, Kolner Flieger Preis LR. Dam of 6 winners: 2000: ROMANY NIGHTS (g Night Shift) 8 wins. 2002: GIPSY HALL (c Halling) 9 wins at 3 to 7, 2009 in Norway, Sweden. 2003: ILLUSTRIOUS BLUE (c Dansili) Sold 28,000gns yearling at TAOC2, 40,000gns 2yo at TAAUT. 10 wins to 2010 at home, UAE, Artemis
Goodwood Cup G2, Moss Bros Sagaro S G3, Coutts Glorious S G3, Letheby & Christopher Festival S LR, 2nd totesport.com September S G3, intercasino.co.uk Magnolia S LR, The Coral Marathon Esher S LR, Britain’s Got Talent Paradise S LR, 3rd Betdirect Winter Derby G3, Floodlit S LR, Wheb Ventures/Ruston Wheb Tapster S LR. 2004: FLY FREE (f Halling) Winner at 2. Broodmare. 2005: MULLEIN (f Oasis Dream) 5 wins at 3 and 4, EBF Highfield Farm Flying Fillies’ S LR, 3rd John Guest Diadem S G2. 2007: LEVIATHAN (c Dubawi) 2 wins at 2. 2008: Zarafshan (c Halling) unraced to date. 2nd Dam: Rock The Boat by Slip Anchor. Dam of GIPSY MOTH (f Efisio, see above), HEAVENLY WHISPER (f Halling: Masaka S LR, 2nd Falmouth S G2), Rocket Ship (c Pennekamp: 2nd Sharp Minds Betfair Royal Bond Nov.Hdle G1) Broodmare Sire: EFISIO. Sire of the dams of 17 Stakes winners. In 2010 ILLUSTRIOUS BLUE Dansili G2, AGENT SECRET Pyrus G3, PEARL BANKS Pivotal LR. The Dansili/Efisio cross has produced: DELEGATOR G1, ILLUSTRIOUS BLUE G2. Danzig Danehill Razyana DANSILI b 96 Kahyasi Hasili Kerali ILLUSTRIOUS BLUE b/br c 2003 Formidable Efisio Eldoret GIPSY MOTH b 95 Slip Anchor Rock The Boat Rimosa’s Pet
672 - Tanqueray Richmond Stakes, G2, Goodwood, July 30, 6f 1 Libranno (GB) 2 b c Librettist (USA) Annabelle Ja (FR) (Singspiel (IRE)) 2 The Paddyman (IRE) 2 b c Giant’s Causeway (USA) - Winds of Time (IRE) (Danehill (USA)) 3 Roayh (USA) 2 ch c Speightstown (USA) - Most Remarkable (USA) (Marquetry (USA)) Age: 2; Starts: 3; Wins: 3; Places: 0 Earnings: £90,336 Sire: LIBRETTIST. Sire of 1 Stakes winners. In 2010 - LIBRANNO Singspiel G2. 1st Dam: ANNABELLE JA by Singspiel. Winner at 2. Dam of 1 winner:
international database 2008: LIBRANNO (c Librettist) Sold 26,000gns yearling at TAOC3. 3 wins at 2, TNT July S G2, Tanqueray Richmond S G2. 2009: (f Shirocco) 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 6 Stakes winners. In 2010 LIBRANNO Librettist G2, COSMO NEMO SHIN Zenno Rob Roy G3, DEBUSSY Diesis G3, VIA MEDICI Medicean LR.
dams of 14 Stakes winners. In 2010 JOANNA High Chaparral G2, KING TORUS Oratorio G2, TROPICAL PARADISE Verglas G3. Kenmare Highest Honor High River VERGLAS gr 94 Secreto Rahaam Fager’s Glory TROPICAL PARADISE gr f 2006 Storm Bird Mujadil Vallee Secrete LADYLISHANDRA b 98 Red Sunset Mevlana Dance Partner
674 - Coutts Glorious Stakes, G3, Goodwood, July 30, 12f
Rock G3, HERCULIAN PRINCE Yamanin Vital LR, HIDDEN UNIVERSE Linamix LR, I’M SO LUCKY Zilzal LR, TORLUNDY Monarchos LR. Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge HIGH CHAPARRAL b 99 Darshaan Kasora Kozana REDWOOD b c 2006 Mr Prospector Woodman Playmate ARUM LILY b 2001 Lyphard Jolypha Navajo Princess
675 - Blue Square Nassau Stakes, G1, Goodwood, July 31, 10f
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
673 - Oak Tree Stakes, G3, Goodwood, July 30, 7f 1 Tropical Paradise (IRE) 4 gr f Verglas (IRE) - Ladylishandra (IRE) (Mujadil (USA)) 2 Golden Stream (IRE) 4 b f Sadler’s Wells (USA) - Phantom Gold (GB) (Machiavellian (USA)) 3 Pyrrha (GB) 4 b f Pyrus (USA) Demeter (USA) (Diesis) Age: 2-4; Starts: 13; Wins: 5; Places: 5 Earnings: £86,721 Sire: VERGLAS. Sire of 24 Stakes winners. In 2010 - GLASS HARMONIUM Darshaan G3, TROPICAL PARADISE Mujadil G3, CAPTAIN OBVIOUS Tirol LR, MARCETI Barathea LR. 1st Dam: LADYLISHANDRA by Mujadil. Winner at 2. Dam of 2 winners: 2003: Prince Duval (g Desert Prince) 2004: NICOMEDIA (f Key of Luck) 2 wins at 3. 2006: TROPICAL PARADISE (f Verglas) Sold 23,644gns foal at GONO1, 27,026gns yearling at TISEP. 5 wins at 2 to 4, Oak Tree S G3, 3rd Weatherbys Bank Pipalong S LR. 2008: Grey Speedfit (c Verglas) unraced to date. 2009: (f Elusive City) Broodmare Sire: MUJADIL. Sire of the
1 Redwood (GB) 4 b c High Chaparral (IRE) - Arum Lily (USA) (Woodman (USA)) 2 Sri Putra (GB) 4 b c Oasis Dream (GB) Wendylina (IRE) (In The Wings) 3 Traffic Guard (USA) 6 b c More Than Ready (USA) - Street Scene (IRE) (Zafonic (USA)) Age: 2-4; Starts: 8; Wins: 3; Places: 2 Earnings: £109,557 Sire: HIGH CHAPARRAL. Sire of 20 Stakes winners. In 2010 - SHOOT OUT Pentire G1, JOANNA Mujadil G2, FAIRY OAK Sir Tristram G3, NOLL WALLOP Danehill G3, REDWOOD Woodman G3, CHAPARELLA Straight Strike LR, BACCALAUREATE Polish Precedent LR. 1st Dam: ARUM LILY by Woodman. 2 wins at 3 in France. Dam of 1 winner: 2006: REDWOOD (c High Chaparral) 3 wins at 2 to 4, Coutts Glorious S G3, Tuddenham Mill Feilden S LR, 2nd Princess of Wales’s sportingbet.com S G2, Bet365 Gordon Richards S G3. 2007: Astral Flower (f Kalanisi) 2009: (c Motivator) 2010:
2nd Dam: JOLYPHA by Lyphard. 4 wins in France, USA Prix de Diane Hermes G1, Prix Vermeille Escada G1, 2nd Prix Saint-Alary G1, Beverly Hills H G1, 3rd Breeders’ Cup Classic G1. Own sister to DANCING BRAVE. Broodmare Sire: WOODMAN. Sire of the dams of 133 Stakes winners. In 2010 - BYWORD Peintre Celebre G1, KINSALE KING Yankee Victor G1, PROVISO Dansili G1, D’ FUNNYBONE D’Wildcat G2, ROTHESAY Fastnet Rock G2, AILALEA Pulpit G3, REDWOOD High Chaparral G3, STRYKER Fastnet
1 Midday (GB) 4 b f Oasis Dream (GB) Midsummer (GB) (Kingmambo (USA)) 2 Stacelita (FR) 4 bl f Monsun (GER) Soignee (GER) (Dashing Blade) 3 Antara (GER) 4 b f Platini (GER) Auenpracht (GER) (General Assembly (USA)) Age: 2-4; Starts: 13; Wins: 5; Places: 7 Earnings: £1,195,393 Sire: OASIS DREAM. Sire of 32 Stakes winners. In 2010 - LADY JANE DIGBY Niniski G1, MIDDAY Kingmambo G1, QUERARI Acatenango G1, TUSCAN EVENING Suave Dancer G1, APPROVE Sadler’s Wells G2, FROZEN POWER Royal Academy G2, ALTA FEDELTA Luge G3, MAIN AIM Selkirk G3, RAINFALL Barathea G3, SANDBAR Hernando G3, SRI PUTRA In The Wings G3, FIELD OF DREAM Selkirk LR, KEREDARI Doyoun LR, RAIN DELAYED Shareef Dancer LR, THAI HAKU Linamix LR. 1st Dam: Midsummer by Kingmambo. Winner at 3, 2nd Bet Attheraces on 08000838383 Oaks Trial LR. Dam of 1 winner: 2005: Spring Season (f Dansili) ran once. 2006: MIDDAY (f Oasis Dream). 5 wins at 2 to 4 at home, USA, Blue Square Nassau S G1 (twice), Emirates Airlines Breeders’ Cup f&m Turf G1, totesportcasino.com Lingfield Oaks Trial LR, 2nd Investec Oaks S G1, Totesport.com Middleton S G2, 3rd Darley Irish Oaks G1, Qatar Petroleum Prix de l’Opera G1. 2008: Midsummer Sun (c Monsun) unraced to date. 2009: (f Oasis Dream) 2010: (f Pivotal) 2nd Dam: Modena by Roberto. unraced. Dam of ELMAAMUL (c Diesis: Coral Eclipse S G1, Phoenix Champion S G1, 2nd Juddmonte International S G1, 3rd Ever Ready Derby S G1), REAMS OF VERSE (f Nureyev: Fillies’
Mile S G1, Vodafone Oaks S G1), MANIFEST (c Rainbow Quest: Emirates Airline Yorkshire Cup G2), MODERN DAY (c Dayjur: King’s Cup H G3, 3rd Drill Hall S G2), MODERNISE (c Known Fact: Ascot H G3), HIGH WALDEN (f El Gran Senor: Matiara S LR, 2nd Santa Ana H G2), MODESTA (f Sadler’s Wells: Toteexacta Lady Godiva Fillies’ S LR), NOVELLARA (f Sadler’s Wells: Unicoin Homes Noel Murless S LR), Midsummer (f Kingmambo, see above). Grandam of CONFRONT, MANY VOLUMES, CHASING STARS, Eagle Poise, Risk Taker, Ithaca, Nearby. Third dam of ZACINTO. Broodmare Sire: KINGMAMBO. Sire of the dams of 36 Stakes winners. In 2010 - MIDDAY Oasis Dream G1, DANZON Royal Academy G3, LIVE CONCERT Singspiel G3, REGAL PARADE Pivotal G3, EMPEROR CLAUDIUS Giant’s Causeway LR, GUILTY STRIKE Admire Vega LR. Danzig Green Desert Foreign Courier OASIS DREAM b 2000 Dancing Brave Hope Bahamian MIDDAY b f 2006 Mr Prospector Kingmambo Miesque MIDSUMMER ch 2000 Roberto Modena Mofida
ANALYSIS: Midday is from the second crop of Oasis Dream, who himself was a sprint specialist, winning the Middle Park Stakes (G1), July Cup (G1) and Nunthorpe Stakes (G1), but he is out of a sister to Irish Oaks (G1) winner Wemyss Bight, and like other Green Desert sons Cape Cross and Invincible Spirit, he is proving able to get middledistance runners when bred to mares with stamina in their background. The 33 stakes winners that he’s sired have actually won over a wide range of distances, including Midday, the illfated Tuscan Dream, a Grade 1 winner over 1m2f in the US this year, Lady Jane Digby, who took the Bayersiches Zuchtrennen (G1) over 1m2f, the 1m2f Premio Presidente della Repubblica (G1) scorer Querari, Aqlaam, who won the Prix du Moulin (G1) over a mile, Naaqoos, winner of the 7f Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere and Arcano, whose Prix Morny (G1) win came at six furlongs. Midday’s dam Midsummer stayed well enough to finish second in the Oaks Trial Stakes and she is a half-sister to the Oaks (G1) victress Reams Of Verse. That Classic winner was just one of seven black-type winners produced by Midday’s grand-dam Modena (by Derby (G1) winner Roberto), the others including the Eclipse (G1) and Irish Champion Stakes (G1) winner Elmaamul, Modernise, a graded winner
international database in the US and Modern Day, who won the King’s Cup Handicap (G3) in South Africa. Modena, who was unraced, is a daughter of Juddmonte foundation mare Mofida, also ancestress of Zaizafon, Zafonic, Zamindar, Daring Love, Exhibit One, Out of Reach, Factual and Acoustical. Midday is only the second stakes winner by Oasis Dream out of a Mr. Prospector line mare, but since the other is Group 1 winner Naaqoos, the cross probably shouldn’t be dismissed just yet!
676 - Prix de Psyche, G3, Deauville, July 31, 2000m 1 Zagora (FR) 3 ch f Green Tune (USA) Zaneton (FR) (Mtoto) 2 Bikini Babe (IRE) 3 b f Montjeu (IRE) Zeiting (IRE) (Zieten (USA)) 3 Rumoush (USA) 3 b f Rahy (USA) Sarayir (USA) (Mr Prospector (USA)) Age: 2-3; Starts: 7; Wins: 4; Places: 2 Earnings: £136,701 Sire: GREEN TUNE. Sire of 30 Stakes winners. In 2010 - FUISSE Sillery G3, PONTENUOVO Sicyos G3, ZAGORA Mtoto G3, KING TUNE Crystal Glitters LR. 1st Dam: Zaneton by Mtoto. unraced. Dam of 2 winners: 2005: PARTY LOVER (f Tobougg) Winner at 3 in France. 2006: King des Landes (c Bahhare) 2007: ZAGORA (f Green Tune) Sold 66,526gns yearling at ARAUG. 4 wins at 2 and 3 in France, Prix de Psyche G3, P.Vanteaux-Beachcomber Hotels Royal Palm G3, 2nd Prix La Camargo LR. 2008: Zanet (f Enrique) 2009: (c Green Tune) 2nd Dam: Party Zane by Zafonic. 1 win at 2 in France, 2nd Prix Zeddaan LR. Dam of Zanyboy (c Night Shift: 3rd Prix La Rochette-Royal Thalasso Barriere G3) Broodmare Sire: MTOTO. Sire of the dams of 16 Stakes winners. In 2010 ZAGORA Green Tune G3. The Green Tune/Mtoto cross has produced: ZAGORA G3, El Rosa LR. Nijinsky Green Dancer Green Valley GREEN TUNE ch 91 Mr Prospector Soundings Ocean’s Answer ZAGORA ch f 2007 Busted Mtoto Amazer ZANETON bl 2001 Zafonic Party Zane Party Doll
677 - Henkel Preis der Diana (Oaks), G1, Dusseldorf, August 1, 2200m 1 Enora (GER) 3 ch f Noverre (USA) Enrica (GB) (Niniski (USA)) 2 Elle Shadow (IRE) 3 b f Shamardal (USA) - Elle Danzig (GER) (Roi Danzig (USA)) 3 Nicea (GER) 3 b f Lando (GER) Nicolaia (GER) (Alkalde (GER)) Age: 3; Starts: 2; Wins: 1; Places: 1 Earnings: £2,920 Sire: NOVERRE. Sire of 14 Stakes winners. In 2010 - ENORA Niniski G1, MUSIC SHOW Mr Prospector G1, SUMMIT SURGE Sunshine Forever G2, KATICI PRINCESS Green Desert LR. 1st Dam: Enrica by Niniski. 3 wins at 3 and 4 in Germany, 2nd Premio Lydia Tesio G2. Own sister to Enrique. Dam of 7 winners: 2000: ESPOSITA (f Sternkoenig) 3 wins at 3 and 4 in Germany. Dam of Eliot (c Tiger Hill: Winner at 3 in Germany, 3rd Preis von Europa G1) 2001: EGERTON (c Groom Dancer). 5 wins at 5 to 7 in Germany, Idee Hansa-Preis G2 (twice), 2nd Grosser Volkswagon Preis von Baden G1, IVG Preis von Europa G1, 3rd Grosser Preis von Baden G1. 2002: ESTRELLE (f Sternkoenig) 2 wins at 4 in Germany. Broodmare. 2003: EMELDA (f Dashing Blade) 5 wins at 3 and 4 in France, Germany. Broodmare. 2004: ELORA (f Alkalde) Winner at 3 in Germany. Broodmare. 2006: EPHIGENIE (f Groom Dancer) 2 wins at 3 in Germany, G. P. der Hans G Bock Inneneinrichtungen LR. 2007: ENORA (f Noverre) 1 win at 3 in Germany, Henkel Preis der Diana (Oaks) G1. 2008: Euripedes (c Sternkoenig) unraced to date. 2009: Erkan (c Kallisto) 2nd Dam: EICIDORA by Surumu. 2 wins in West Germany Las Vegas-Slenderella Rennen LR. Own sister to Ermione. Dam of Enrica (f Niniski, see above), Enrique (g Niniski: 2nd Moet & Chandon Cup LR) Broodmare Sire: NINISKI. Sire of the dams of 41 Stakes winners. In 2010 ENORA Noverre G1, LADY JANE DIGBY Oasis Dream G1, MEKONG MELODY Cape Cross G2. Blushing Groom Rahy Glorious Song NOVERRE b 98 Northern Dancer Danseur Fabuleux Fabuleux Jane ENORA ch f 2007 Nijinsky Niniski Virginia Hills ENRICA ch 94 Surumu Eicidora Envira
ANALYSIS: There have been few better recent examples of the old adage that “a horse has only to die or be exported to start getting good winners” than Noverre, who now resides in India. Since his departure, Noverre (a Rahy three-parts brother to Arazi) has been represented by last year’s French Derby (G1) winner Le Havre, Music Show, heroine of the Falmouth Stakes (G1) and the top three-year-old mile filly in Europe, and, most recently, Enora, who won the Henkel Pres Der Dian-a Deutsches Stuten Derby (G1). Enora is yet another example of theuccessful Blushing Groom/Nijinsky cross and we can note that her dam Enrica has produced two other blacktype winners, one a multiple Group winner and Group 1 placed horse by Groom Dancer, who was another son of Blushing Groom. Enrica is out of the stakes winning Surumu mare Eicidora, a sister to Ermione (dam of three black-type winners and grand-dam of the Premio Roma (G1) victor Estejo). Elia, a halfsister to Eicidora, produced another German Classic winner in El Tango (by Surumu’s son Acatenango) who took two renewals of the German St. Leger (G3), while El Tango’s sister Evil Empire was a Group winner, who placed in the German Oaks and 1,000 Guineas.
678 - Prix de Cabourg Jockey Club Turquie, G3, Deauville, August 1, 1200m 1 Pontenuovo (FR) 2 ch f Green Tune (USA) - Porlezza (FR) (Sicyos (USA)) 2 Captain Chop (FR) 2 b c Indian Rocket (GB) - Hatane Chope (FR) (Sin Kiang (FR)) 3 Khawatim (GB) 2 b c Intikhab (USA) Don’t Tell Mum (IRE) (Dansili (GB)) Age: 2; Starts: 2; Wins: 1; Places: 1 Earnings: £39,646 Sire: GREEN TUNE. Sire of 30 Stakes winners. In 2010 - FUISSE Sillery G3, PONTENUOVO Sicyos G3, ZAGORA Mtoto G3, KING TUNE Crystal Glitters LR. 1st Dam: PORLEZZA by Sicyos. 6 wins at 2 to 5 in France, Prix Maurice de Gheest G1. Dam of 2 winners: 2006: PONTE DI LEGNO (f Sinndar) Winner at 2 in France. 2008: PONTENUOVO (f Green Tune) 1 win at 2 in France, Prix de Cabourg Jockey Club Turquie G3. 2009: Ponte Vespucci (f Anabaa) 2010: Pioneer Girl (f Anabaa) 2nd Dam: PUPSI by Matahawk. 5 wins at 4 and 5 in France. Dam of PORLEZZA (f Sicyos, see above), Ponte Brolla (f Highest Honor: 2nd Prix du
Carrousel LR). Grandam of PONTE TRESA. Broodmare Sire: SICYOS. Sire of the dams of 15 Stakes winners. In 2010 PONTENUOVO Green Tune G3, CRIOS Canyon Creek LR. The Green Tune/Sicyos cross has produced: PONTENUOVO G3, SYLVERTUNE LR. Nijinsky Green Dancer Green Valley GREEN TUNE ch 91 Mr Prospector Soundings Ocean’s Answer PONTENUOVO ch f 2008 Lyphard Sicyos Sigy PORLEZZA ch 99 Matahawk Pupsi Poitevine
679 - Prix Rothschild, G1, Deauville, August 1, 1600m 1 Goldikova (IRE) 5 b f Anabaa (USA) Born Gold (USA) (Blushing Groom (FR)) 2 Music Show (IRE) 3 b f Noverre (USA) Dreamboat (USA) (Mr Prospector (USA)) 3 Elusive Wave (IRE) 4 b f Elusive City (USA) - Multicolour Wave (IRE) (Rainbow Quest (USA)) Age: 2-5; Starts: 18; Wins: 13; Places: 4 Earnings: £2,821,415 Sire: ANABAA. Sire of 76 Stakes winners. In 2010 - GOLDIKOVA Blushing Groom G1, PLUMANIA Rainbow Quest G1, LOUP BRETON Irish River G2, BE POSITIVE Hennessy G3, DALGHAR Miswaki G3, KUTCHINSKY Zabeel G3, SLAPSTICK Red Ransom G3, COURT Zedavite LR. 1st Dam: BORN GOLD by Blushing Groom. Winner at 4 in France. Own sister to GOLD SPLASH. Dam of 10 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: 5 wins to 2010 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
international database wins at 3, 6 and 7 in France, 2nd Prix de Guiche G3. 2002: GOLD SOUND (g Green Tune) 9 wins to 2009 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. 13 wins at 2 to 5, 2010 at home, France, USA, Etihad Airways Falmouth S G1, Queen Anne S G1, Prix Rothschild G1 (3 times), Prix d’Ispahan G1, Prix du Moulin de Longchamp G1, P. Fresnay le Buffard Jacques Le Marois G1, Breeders’ Cup Mile G1 (twice), Prix Chloe G3, 2nd Poule d’Essai des Pouliches G1, 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) unraced to date. 2010: (c Anabaa) 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 143 Stakes winners. In 2010 - GOLDIKOVA Anabaa G1, CERES HUNT Coronado’s Quest LR. Northern Dancer Danzig Pas de Nom ANABAA b 92 Gay Mecene Balbonella Bamieres
winners. In 2010 - SHE’S OUR MARK Ajraas G3, ISHIABEEL Zabeel LR. 1st Dam: MARKSKEEPINGFAITH by Ajraas. 7 wins at 3 to 6 inc. Circle Paints Handicap, Leopardstown, Strathmore Handicap, Leopardstown. Dam of 1 winner: 2004: SHE’S OUR MARK (f Ishiguru) Sold 3,500gns foal at TADEF, 8,104gns yearling at TISEP. 8 wins at 3, 5 and 6, Meld S G3, Desmond S G3, Give Thanks S G3, Irish Stallion Farms EBF V. McCalmont S LR, New Tote Sports Lounge Alleged S LR, Kilboy Estate S LR, 2nd Irish Stallion Farms EBF Brownstown S G3, Denny Cordell Lavarack & Lanwades Stud S G3, Irish Stallion Farms EBF Garnet S LR, Platinum S LR, Moyglare Stud Silver S LR, I.Stallion Farms EBF V. McCalmont S LR, Kilboy Estate S LR, Irish Stallion Farms EBF Hurry Harriet S LR, 3rd Irish National Stud Blandford S G2, Oratorio EBF Athasi S G3, Kilboy Estate S LR, Irish Stallion Farms EBF Hurry Harriet S LR. 2005: Reward of Faith (g Fraam) ran twice and ran once over hurdles. 2009: (c High-Rise) Broodmare Sire: AJRAAS. Sire of the dams of 3 Stakes winners. In 2010 SHE’S OUR MARK Ishiguru G3.
ANALYSIS: See Queen Anne Stakes, July 31, Race Number 462.
680 - Give Thanks Stakes, G3, Cork, August 1, 12f 1 She’s Our Mark (GB) 6 ch f Ishiguru (USA) - Markskeepingfaith (IRE) (Ajraas (USA)) 2 Leo Gali (IRE) 3 b f Galileo (IRE) Reprise (GB) (Darshaan) 3 Zarebiya (IRE) 3 b f Galileo (IRE) Zarlana (IRE) (Darshaan) Age: 2-6; Starts: 43; Wins: 8; Places: 22 Earnings: £375,335 Sire: ISHIGURU. Sire of 5 Stakes
2nd Dam: IN ANTICIPATION by Sadler’s Wells. 2 wins at 3. Dam of IRRESISTIBLE JEWEL (f Danehill: Ribblesdale S G2, 2nd Prix de l’OperaCasino Barriere G1), DIAMOND TRIM (f Highest Honor, see above), Legal Jousting (c Indian Ridge: 2nd Desert King EBF Tetrarch S G3, 3rd Fort Marcy H G3). Grandam of MAD ABOUT YOU. Broodmare Sire: HIGHEST HONOR. Sire of the dams of 36 Stakes winners. In 2010 - BETHRAH Marju G1, PROFOUND BEAUTY Danehill G3, SAPHINA DE KERSER Al Namix LR. The Danehill/Highest Honor cross has produced: PROFOUND BEAUTY G3, Roskilde LR.
Northern Dancer Danzig Pas de Nom ISHIGURU b 98 Cryptoclearance Strategic Maneuver Prayer Wheel SHE’S OUR MARK ch f 2004 Northern Dancer Ajraas Shake A Leg MARKSKEEPINGFAITH b 95 Mr Fluorocarbon Felicitas Tobeylina
GOLDIKOVA b f 2005 Red God Blushing Groom Runaway Bride BORN GOLD ch 91 Lyphard Riviere d’Or Gold River
Ballyroan S G3 (twice), At The Races Curragh Cup G3, Seamus/Rosemary McGrath Mem Saval Beg S LR, Challenge S LR (3 times), 2nd At The Races Curragh Cup G3, Kerry Group Noblesse S G3, 3rd Ballyroan S G3, Blue Wind S G3, Ascon Rohcon Alleged S LR. 2005: ROCK CRITIC (g Pivotal) 3 wins at 4 and 5. 2006: Majestic Silver (f Linamix) unraced. 2008: Sparkling View (f Danehill Dancer) unraced to date. 2010: (f Duke of Marmalade)
681 - ITM/Springpaarden Fond Ballyroan Stakes, G3, Leopardstown, August 5, 12f 1 Profound Beauty (IRE) 6 b f Danehill (USA) - Diamond Trim (IRE) (Highest Honor (FR)) 2 Akzar (IRE) 3 ch c Selkirk (USA) Alaiyda (USA) (Shahrastani (USA)) 3 Indiana Gal (IRE) 5 b f Intikhab (USA) Genial Jenny (IRE) (Danehill (USA)) Age: 3-6; Starts: 19; Wins: 9; Places: 8 Earnings: £394,727 Sire: DANEHILL. Sire of 349 Stakes winners. In 2010 - ZIPPING Grand Lodge G1, PROFOUND BEAUTY Highest Honor G3. 1st Dam: DIAMOND TRIM by Highest Honor. 5 wins at 3 and 4, Finale S LR. Dam of 2 winners: 2004: PROFOUND BEAUTY (f Danehill) 9 wins at 3 to 6, 2010,
Northern Dancer Danzig Pas de Nom
Diesis LR, DYNA WALTZ Be My Guest LR, DYNANTONIA Bertrando LR, TAX RULING Mr Prospector LR. 1st Dam: DESERT GOLD by Seeking The Gold. 6 wins in USA, Mariah’s Storm S, 2nd Gardenia H G3. Dam of 2 winners: 2005: CONCHITA (f Cozzene) Winner at 3 in USA. 2006: Towanda (f Dynaformer) 2008: WHITE MOONSTONE (f Dynaformer) 2 wins at 2, germantb.com Sweet Solera S G3. 2009: (f Arch) 2nd Dam: DESERT STORMETTE by Storm Cat. 1 win at 4 in USA. Own sister to DESERT STORMER. Dam of DESERT GOLD (f Seeking The Gold, see above) Broodmare Sire: SEEKING THE GOLD. Sire of the dams of 66 Stakes winners. In 2010 - BLAME Arch G1, WARRIOR’S REWARD Medaglia d’Oro G1, BATTLE PLAN Empire Maker G2, KAVANAGH Tiger Ridge G2, BIRDIE BIRDIE Brian’s Time G3, WHITE MOONSTONE Dynaformer G3, COYOTE LEGEND Gold Legend LR, GOLDEN MOKA Golden Missile LR, PEPPI KNOWS Stephen Got Even LR. The Dynaformer/Seeking The Gold cross has produced: RISKAVERSE G1, VACATION G3, WHITE MOONSTONE G3, Pick Six G2, Cable G3, Ea G3, Rescue Squad G3, Quarayed LR.
DANEHILL b 86 His Majesty Razyana Spring Adieu PROFOUND BEAUTY b f 2004 Kenmare Highest Honor High River DIAMOND TRIM b/br 98 Sadler’s Wells In Anticipation Aptostar
682 - germantb.com Sweet Solera Stakes, G3, Newmarket, August 7, 7f 1 White Moonstone (USA) 2 b f Dynaformer (USA) - Desert Gold (USA) (Seeking The Gold (USA)) 2 Crying Lightening (IRE) 2 b f Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) - Auction Room (USA) (Chester House (USA)) 3 Khor Sheed (GB) 2 ch f Dubawi (IRE) Princess Manila (CAN) (Manila (USA)) Age: 2; Starts: 2; Wins: 2; Places: 0 Earnings: £28,536 Sire: DYNAFORMER. Sire of 97 Stakes winners. In 2010 - HARMONIOUS Storm Cat G1, BEARPATH Unbridled’s Song G3, DYNASLEW Seattle Slew G3, HAKA Mr Prospector G3, LE GRAND CRU El Gran Senor G3, RAINBOW VIEW Nureyev G3, TEMPLE CITY Danzig G3, WHITE MOONSTONE Seeking The Gold G3, AMERICAIN Arazi LR, BUXTED
Hail To Reason Roberto Bramalea DYNAFORMER b 85 His Majesty Andover Way On The Trail WHITE MOONSTONE b f 2008 Mr Prospector Seeking The Gold Con Game DESERT GOLD ch 99 Storm Cat Desert Stormette Breezy Stories
683 - totesport.com Rose of Lancaster Stakes, G3, Haydock Park, August 7, 10f 110yds 1 Poet (GB) 5 b c Pivotal (GB) - Hyabella (GB) (Shirley Heights) 2 Class Is Class (IRE) 4 b g Montjeu (IRE) - Hector’s Girl (GB) (Hector Protector (USA)) 3 Distant Memories (IRE) 4 b g Falbrav (IRE) - Amathia (IRE) (Darshaan) Age: 2-5; Starts: 17; Wins: 5; Places: 8 Earnings: £202,446 Sire: PIVOTAL. Sire of 82 Stakes winners. In 2010 - BUZZWORD Danehill G1, NOORDHOEK FLYER Kris G2, SARISKA Muhtarram G2, EMERALD COMMANDER Sadler’s Wells
international database G3, POET Shirley Heights G3, REGAL PARADE Kingmambo G3, SIX OF HEARTS Devil’s Bag G3, TURNING TOP Cadeaux Genereux G3, ENTANGLE Primo Dominie LR, FALLEN IDOL Brief Truce LR, FRATAZZ Local Suitor LR, PEARL BANKS Efisio LR, PRESCRIPTION Elmaamul LR, REBECCA ROLFE A P Indy LR, SEEHARN Green Desert LR, SETA Generous LR, SWISS DIVA Indian Ridge LR. 1st Dam: HYABELLA by Shirley Heights. 3 wins at 3, Ben Marshall S LR, Atalanta S LR. Dam of 6 winners: 1993: Bello Carattere (c Caerleon). ran 3 times. Sire. 1994: SUMMER DANCE (f Sadler’s Wells) Winner at 3. Broodmare. 1995: HYPERSPECTRA (f Rainbow Quest) Winner at 3. Dam of FRANCE (c Desert Prince: 2 wins at 2 and 3, Rock of Gibraltar EBF Tetrarch S G3, 2nd Entenmann’s Irish 2000 Guineas G1) 1996: Captain Bligh (c Green Desert) 1997: Bahamian Chief (c Warning) unraced. 1999: Hothaifah (c Green Desert) 2 wins at 2 in France, 2nd Prix Eclipse G3. 2000: Ventura Highway (f Machiavellian) unraced. Dam of ALESSANDRO VOLTA (c Montjeu: 2 wins at 2 and 3, totesport.com Derby Trial G3) 2001: HIGH RESERVE (f Dr Fong) 2 wins at 3 and 4. Broodmare. 2002: (f Benny The Dip). died as a foal. 2004: MONSOON WEDDING (f Monsun) Winner at 3. Broodmare. 2005: POET (c Pivotal) Sold 250,000gns yearling at TAOC1. 5 wins at 3 to 5, totesport.com Rose of Lancaster S G3, At The Races Kilternan S G3, Vincent O’Brien Ruby S LR, 2nd Solonaway S G3, Jockey Club of Turkey Trigo S LR, 3rd Desmond S G3, Tuddenham Mill Feilden S LR, Shadwell Steventon S LR. 2006: Askfornothing (c Cadeaux Genereux) 2009: (c Montjeu) 2010: (f Medicean) 2nd Dam: BELLA COLORA by Bellypha. 4 wins at 2 and 3 at home, France Prix de l’Opera G2, 3rd General Accident 1000 Guineas G1. Dam of STAGECRAFT (c Sadler’s Wells: Prince of Wales’s S G2, Canadian Turf H G2, Budweiser Gulfstream Breeders’ Cup H’cap G2, 2nd Coral Eclipse S G1, 3rd Juddmonte International S G1, Meadow Meats Irish Champion S G1), MULLINS BAY (c Machiavellian: W.Hill Poker Grand Prix Strensall S G3, 2nd Premio Ribot G2), HYABELLA (f Shirley Heights, see above), BALALAIKA (f Sadler’s Wells: Dahlia S LR). Grandam of ALKAADHEM, YOUR OLD PAL, MAIDAAN, Yankee Doodle, Fontana
Amorosa, Design Perfection. Broodmare Sire: SHIRLEY HEIGHTS. Sire of the dams of 175 Stakes winners. In 2010 - FAME AND GLORY Montjeu G1, SANS FRONTIERES Galileo G2, AKDARENA Hernando G3, POET Pivotal G3, STOTSFOLD Barathea G3, CAPE MARTIN Polish Precedent LR, OPINION POLL Halling LR, PROSPECT WELLS Sadler’s Wells LR, KHYBER KIM Mujahid LR.
2nd Dam: Doubles by Damister. 6 wins, 3rd Grand Prix du Sud-Ouest LR. Dam of Turchese (c Marju: 2nd Premio Coppa General Bocchini Hurdle LR) Broodmare Sire: KENMARE. Sire of the dams of 74 Stakes winners. In 2010 - SAL GROSSO Our Emblem G1, JUKEBOX JURY Montjeu G2, SEHREZAD Titus Livius G2, HERE DE ANGELS Dehere G3, GENEROUS TYCOON Generous LR, HURRICANE FLY Montjeu LR.
Nureyev Polar Falcon Marie d’Argonne PIVOTAL ch 93 Cozzene Fearless Revival Stufida POET b c 2005 Mill Reef Shirley Heights Hardiemma HYABELLA b 88 Bellypha Bella Colora Reprocolor
684 - Grosser Preis der Mehl Mulhens Stiftung, G2, Hannover, August 8, 1600m 1 Sehrezad (IRE) 5 b c Titus Livius (FR) Trebles (IRE) (Kenmare (FR)) 2 Abbashiva (GER) 5 b c Tiger Hill (IRE) Abba (GER) (Goofalik (USA)) 3 Alianthus (GER) 5 b c Hernando (FR) Allure (GER) (Konigsstuhl (GER)) Age: 2-5; Starts: 20; Wins: 4; Places: 12 Earnings: £183,777 Sire: TITUS LIVIUS. Sire of 7 Stakes winners. In 2010 - SEHREZAD Kenmare G2. 1st Dam: TREBLES by Kenmare. Winner at 3 in France. Dam of 2 winners: 1999: Triple Glory (f Goldmark) 2000: LA BELLE DIMANCHE (f Titus Livius) 5 wins at 2 to 5 in Greece. 2001: Triage (f Mujadil) ran once. 2002: Shire (g Trans Island) 2003: Raven One (f Titus Livius) ran. Broodmare. 2005: SEHREZAD (c Titus Livius) Sold 4,389gns foal at GONO1, 14,000gns yearling at TADEY. 4 wins at 2 to 5, 2010 in Germany, Grosser Preis der Mehl Mulhens Stiftung G2, Jaxx Pokal G3, Grosse Hessen Meile Fraport AG Pokal G3, 2nd Premio Ribot - Tris Internazionale G2, Hamburger Meile-F G von Gedachtnisrennen G3 (twice), Fruhjahrspreis der Stadt Frankfurt Meile G3, 3rd Prix du Muguet G2, Darley Oettingen-Rennen G2, Grosse Hessen Meile - Fraport AG Pokal G3, Christ Lacke - BerberisRennen LR, P.der Wettenleip GmbHP.der Dreijahrgen LR. 2007: (f Catcher In The Rye) 2008: (c Alamshar)
Mr Prospector Machiavellian Coup de Folie TITUS LIVIUS ch 93 Be My Guest Party Doll Midnight Lady SEHREZAD b c 2005 Kalamoun Kenmare Belle of Ireland TREBLES b 94 Damister Doubles Obertura
685 - Prix Maurice de Gheest, G1, Deauville, August 8, 1200m 1 Regal Parade (GB) 6 ch g Pivotal (GB) - Model Queen (USA) (Kingmambo (USA)) 2 Joanna (IRE) 3 b f High Chaparral (IRE) - Secrete Marina (IRE) (Mujadil (USA)) 3 High Standing (USA) 5 b/br g High Yield (USA) - Nena Maka (GB) (Selkirk (USA)) Age: 3-6; Starts: 33; Wins: 10; Places: 10 Earnings: £577,552 Sire: PIVOTAL. Sire of 82 Stakes winners. In 2010 - BUZZWORD Danehill G1, REGAL PARADE Kingmambo G1, NOORDHOEK FLYER Kris G2, SARISKA Muhtarram G2, EMERALD COMMANDER Sadler’s Wells G3, POET Shirley Heights G3, SIX OF HEARTS Devil’s Bag G3, TURNING TOP Cadeaux Genereux G3, ENTANGLE Primo Dominie LR, FALLEN IDOL Brief Truce LR, FRATAZZ Local Suitor LR, PEARL BANKS Efisio LR, PRESCRIPTION Elmaamul LR, REBECCA ROLFE A P Indy LR, SEEHARN Green Desert LR, SETA Generous LR, SWISS DIVA Indian Ridge LR. 1st Dam: MODEL QUEEN by Kingmambo. Winner at 3. Dam of 4 winners: 2003: SISTER SYLVIA (f Fantastic Light) Winner at 3 in France. Broodmare. 2004: REGAL PARADE (g Pivotal) Sold 430,000gns yearling at TAOC1, 16,000gns 3yo at TAAUT. 10 wins at 3 to 6, 2010 at home, France, Betfred Sprint Cup G1, Prix Maurice de Gheest G1,
Shadwell Hackwood S G3, Totepool City Plate LR, 2nd CGA Hungerford S G2, totesport.com Leicestershire S LR, 3rd Betfair Cup Lennox S G2. 2005: Mount Helicon (g Montjeu) 3 wins, 3rd Prix Michel Houyvet LR. 2006: Canyon Ranch (c Danehill Dancer) 2007: Hot Prospect (c Motivator) 2 wins at 2 and 3, 3rd totesport.com Derby Trial S G3. 2008: Convention (f Encosta de Lago) unraced to date. 2009: (c Dansili) 2010: (f Cape Cross) 2nd Dam: Model Bride by Blushing Groom. unraced. Dam of ARABRIDE (f Unfuwain: Prix de la Calonne LR). Grandam of The Cheka. Broodmare Sire: KINGMAMBO. Sire of the dams of 36 Stakes winners. In 2010 - MIDDAY Oasis Dream G1, REGAL PARADE Pivotal G1, DANZON Royal Academy G3, LIVE CONCERT Singspiel G3, EMPEROR CLAUDIUS Giant’s Causeway LR, GUILTY STRIKE Admire Vega LR. The Pivotal/Kingmambo cross has produced: REGAL PARADE G1, BRAZILIAN BRIDE G3, Safina LR.
Nureyev Polar Falcon Marie d’Argonne PIVOTAL ch 93 Cozzene Fearless Revival Stufida REGAL PARADE ch g 2004 Mr Prospector Kingmambo Miesque MODEL QUEEN ch 98 Blushing Groom Model Bride Mofida
ANALYSIS: Regal Parade’s dam Model Queen won only one race. She is also dam of the French black-type placed colt Mount Helicon and of Hot Prospect, who finished third in this year’s Derby Trial Stakes (G3). Model Queen is half-sister to French Listed winner Arabride. Her dam Model Bride did not win, but is by Blushing Groom out of Mofida, that prolific taproot mare whose other Group 1 winning descendants include Classic winners Zafonic, Reams Of Verse, Elmaamul and Midday. Regal Parade is inbred 3 x 4 to Nureyev, who appears as grandsire of Pivotal, and as broodmare sire of Regal Parade’s own maternal grandsire, Kingmambo. The duplication of Nureyev is also found in Pivotal’s German Oaks (G1) winner Silvester, in his Group winner Brazilian Bride and his Listed winner Caesarine
international database 686 - P. P. O’Leary Mem. Phoenix Sprint Stakes, G3, Curragh, August 8, 6f 1 Snaefell (IRE) 6 gr g Danehill Dancer (IRE) - Sovereign Grace (IRE) (Standaan (FR)) 2 Luisant (GB) 7 ch g Pivotal (GB) - La Legere (USA) (Lit de Justice (USA)) 3 Bewitched (IRE) 3 gr f Dansili (GB) Abbatiale (FR) (Kaldoun (FR)) Age: 2-6; Starts: 39; Wins: 8; Places: 18 Earnings: £293,745 Sire: DANEHILL DANCER. Sire of 116 Stakes winners. In 2010 - LILLIE LANGTRY Darshaan G1, CONTREDANSE Rahy G2, MEMORY Diesis G2, PLANTEUR Giant’s Causeway G2, AIR CHIEF MARSHAL Warning G3, REBEL SOLDIER Irish River G3, SNAEFELL Standaan G3, HEN NIGHT Green Desert LR, LATIN LOVE Be My Guest LR, MONTE ALTO Perugino LR, NEWS ALERT Brief Truce LR, NOURIYA King’s Best LR, SAMUEL MORSE Mt Livermore LR, SANJUAN Last Tycoon LR, SUPER SATIN Rock City LR, THE MIKADO Rigoletto LR, URAMAZIN Acatenango LR. 1st Dam: Sovereign Grace by Standaan. Winner at 3, 2nd Tipperary Sprint LR. Dam of 5 winners: 1995: Kasimira (f Doyoun) unraced. 1996: Henry Hall (g Common Grounds) 10 wins, 2nd Field Marshal S LR. 1997: Minata (f Alzao) unraced. 1998: SUPER MILLENIUM (c Ridgewood Ben) 3 wins at 3 in Italy. 1999: Sassania (f Persian Bold). Broodmare. 2000: DAGANYA (f Danehill Dancer) 2 wins at 2 and 3, Irish Stallion Farms EBF Sweet Mimosa S LR, 2nd Big Shuffle Flying Five G2. Broodmare. 2002: HEMARIS (f Sri Pekan) 2 wins at 2 and 3. Broodmare. 2003: Tirawa (g Namid) 2004: SNAEFELL (g Danehill Dancer) 8 wins at 2 to 6, 2010, P. P. O’Leary Mem.Phoenix Sprint S G3 (twice), Irish Daily Mirror Renaissance S G3, Bud Light S LR, Woodlands S LR, 2nd Weatherbys Ireland Greenlands S G3, Dubai Duty Free Millenium Sapphire S G3, Waterford Testimonial S LR, Belgrave S LR, Abergwaun S LR, 3rd Weatherbys Ireland Greenlands S G3, Belgrave S LR, Woodlands S LR, Coolmore Choisir Naas Sprint S LR. 2005: Naias (f Namid) 2006: Simply Topping (f Exceed And Excel) 2008: Mosaicist (f Aussie Rules) unraced to date. 2nd Dam: Gay Nocturne by Lord Gayle. ran twice at 2. Dam of Vivo (g Shaadi:
2nd Ardilaun House Hotel Oyster S LR, 3rd Blandford S G2, 3rd Guinness Galway H. Hurdle G2 (twice)), Sovereign Grace (f Standaan, see above) Broodmare Sire: STANDAAN. Sire of the dams of 9 Stakes winners. In 2010 SNAEFELL Danehill Dancer G3, DAUNTING LAD Latarmiss LR. The Danehill Dancer/Standaan cross has produced: DAGANYA G2, SNAEFELL G3. Danzig Danehill Razyana DANEHILL DANCER b 93 Sharpen Up Mira Adonde Lettre d’Amour SNAEFELL gr g 2004 Zeddaan Standaan Castania SOVEREIGN GRACE gr 89 Lord Gayle Gay Nocturne Pianissimo
687 - Keeneland Royal Whip Stakes, G2, Curragh, August 8, 10f 1 Fame And Glory (GB) 4 b c Montjeu (IRE) - Gryada (GB) (Shirley Heights) 2 Dixie Music (IRE) 4 b c Montjeu (IRE) Dixielake (IRE) (Lake Coniston (IRE)) 3 Grand Admiral (USA) 4 b c Giant’s Causeway (USA) - Myth (USA) (Ogygian (USA)) Age: 2-4; Starts: 14; Wins: 9; Places: 3 Earnings: £1,854,777 Sire: MONTJEU. Sire of 90 Stakes winners. In 2010 - FAME AND GLORY Shirley Heights G1, TAVISTOCK Quest For Fame G1, WALL STREET Grand Lodge G1, JUKEBOX JURY Kenmare G2, GROWL Western Symphony G3, JAN VERMEER Pennekamp G3, CLASS IS CLASS Hector Protector LR, GREEN MOON Green Tune LR, MARIA ROYAL Zafonic LR, MONTJEE Star Way LR, OLD JOCK Dance Floor LR, BUDAPEST Doyoun LR, ERADICATE Indian Ridge LR, HURRICANE FLY Kenmare LR. 1st Dam: Gryada by Shirley Heights. 2 wins at 2, 3rd Premio Dormello G3. Own sister to Golan Heights. Dam of 8 winners: 1998: Guaranda (f Acatenango) 2 wins at 3, 3rd EBF Upavon S LR. Dam of GRAVITATION (f Galileo: 2 wins at 3, Moet Hennessy Lillie Langtry S G3) 1999: Grampian (c Selkirk) 4 wins at 2, 3 and 6, 2nd Manchester Evening News July S LR, John Smith’s Extra Smooth Silver Cup H LR. 2001: GRAHAM ISLAND (g Acatenango) 2 wins at 3 and 4. 2002: GRYSKIRK (g Selkirk) Winner at 2.
2003: GAZE (f Galileo) 2 wins at 4 in Germany. Broodmare. 2005: YUMMY MUMMY (f Montjeu) Winner at 3. Broodmare. 2006: FAME AND GLORY (c Montjeu) Sold 190,000gns foal at TADEF. 9 wins at 2 to 4 at home, France, Tattersalls Gold Cup G1, Investec Coronation Cup G1, Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby G1, Criterium de SaintCloud G1, Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial S G2, Keeneland Royal Whip S G2, High Chaparral EBF Mooresbridge S G3, P W McGrath Memorial Ballysax S G3, 2nd Investec Derby S G1, Tattersalls Millions Irish Champion S G1, 3rd New Tote Sports Lounge Alleged S LR. 2007: RAIN FOREST (c Sadler’s Wells) 2 wins at 3. 2010: (f Montjeu) 2nd Dam: GRIMPOLA by Windwurf. 2 wins in West Germany ARAG Schwarzgold-Rennen (1000 Guineas) G2. Own sister to GRIMBEAU. Dam of Golan Heights (g Shirley Heights: 2nd Parfetts Anniversary July Trophy S LR), Gryada (f Shirley Heights, see above). Grandam of GONBARDA, GLOBAL DREAM, GONFILIA, GONLARGO, GORLOR, Gondoro, Global Dancer, Global World. Third dam of GOATHEMALA, GALANA. Broodmare Sire: SHIRLEY HEIGHTS. Sire of the dams of 175 Stakes winners. In 2010 - FAME AND GLORY Montjeu G1, SANS FRONTIERES Galileo G2, AKDARENA Hernando G3, POET Pivotal G3, STOTSFOLD Barathea G3, CAPE MARTIN Polish Precedent LR, OPINION POLL Halling LR, PROSPECT WELLS Sadler’s Wells LR, KHYBER KIM Mujahid LR. The Montjeu/Shirley Heights cross has produced: ANTON CHEKHOV G1, FAME AND GLORY G1, MONTARE G1, Washington Irving G2, Red Peony G3.
Helwa (USA) (Silver Hawk (USA)) Age: 2; Starts: 6; Wins: 5; Places: 0 Earnings: £176,536 Sire: DANSILI. Sire of 43 Stakes winners. In 2010 - HARBINGER Bering G1, PROVISO Woodman G1, ZOFFANY Machiavellian G1, ICE BLUE Unfuwain G2, ILLUSTRIOUS BLUE Efisio G2, STRAWBERRYDAIQUIRI Travelling Victor G2, AVIATE Irish River G3, FAMOUS NAME Quest For Fame G3, ABATON Night Shift LR, BEWITCHED Kaldoun LR, FORETELLER Warning LR. 1st Dam: TYRANNY by Machiavellian. 2 wins at 3. Dam of 1 winner: 2005: Danvers (f Cape Cross) ran twice. 2006: Good For Her (f Rock of Gibraltar) 2007: Queen of Mean (f Pivotal) unraced to date. 2008: ZOFFANY (c Dansili) Sold 220,000gns yearling at TAOC1. 5 wins at 2, Keeneland Phoenix S G1, Korean Racing Authority Tyros S G3, Golden Fleece S LR. 2009: (c Dr Fong) 2nd Dam: DUST DANCER by Suave Dancer. 4 wins at 3 at home, France Prix de la Nonette-Japan Racing Assoc G3. Dam of SPOTLIGHT (f Dr Fong: Lake Placid H G2), Dusty Answer (f Zafonic: 2nd Milcars Swinley S LR). Grandam of Counterclaim. Broodmare Sire: MACHIAVELLIAN. Sire of the dams of 64 Stakes winners. In 2010 - VICTOIRE PISA Neo Universe G1, ZOFFANY Dansili G1, ANGEL’S PURSUIT Pastoral Pursuits LR, KURT Intikhab LR, SACHA Keeper LR, SNOW WATCH Verglas LR, SPIRIT OF FORTUNE Invincible Spirit LR, TOOLAIN Diktat LR, RUN HERAMBA Taiki Shuttle LR.
Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge MONTJEU b 96 Top Ville Floripedes Toute Cy FAME AND GLORY b c 2006 Mill Reef Shirley Heights Hardiemma GRYADA b/br 93 Windwurf Grimpola Gondel
688 - Keeneland Phoenix Stakes, G1, Curragh, August 8, 6f 1 Zoffany (IRE) 2 b c Dansili (GB) Tyranny (GB) (Machiavellian (USA)) 2 Glor Na Mara (IRE) 2 b c Leroidesanimaux (BRZ) - Sister Angelina (USA) (Saint Ballado (CAN)) 3 Strong Suit (USA) 2 ch c Rahy (USA) -
Danzig Danehill Razyana DANSILI b 96 Kahyasi Hasili Kerali ZOFFANY b c 2008 Mr Prospector Machiavellian Coup de Folie TYRANNY b 2000 Suave Dancer Dust Dancer Galaxie Dust
ANALYSIS: Although Zoffany is clearly speedy, he’s not bred to be a sprint specialist and there should there is no reason why he should not get a mile and possibley further. His sire Dansili did his best work over a mile. Dansili is enjoying a tremendous year in 2010 with 11 stakes winners to his name and has a number of top-
international database class representatives who have stayed well, including this year’s runaway King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (G1) winner Harbinger, Rail Link, who was successful in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1) and Grand Prix de Paris (G1) and Zambezi Sun, another Grand Prix de Paris (G1) winner. At the extreme end of the scale, he even has Illustrious Blue, who took the most recent renewal of the 2m Goodwood Cup (G2). Zoffany’s dam Tyranny, a daughter of Machiavellian who won over 7f, is a half-sister to Spotlight, a daughter of Dr. Fong, who was a graded winner at up to 1m1f in the US, while the granddam, Dust Dancer, won the Prix de la Nonette (G3) over1m4f. Zoffany is one of seven stakes winners by Dansili out of mares from the Mr. Prospector line, the others including Group/Grade 1 winners Zambezi Sun and Proviso. Zoffany’s second dam is a product of the Nijinsky/Blushing Groom cross is Dansili’s broodmare sire Kahyasi, while at least five of Dansili’s stakes winners have Nijinsky and Blushing Groom in the dam.
689 - Keeneland Debutante Stakes, G2, Curragh, August 8, 7f 1 Laughing Lashes (USA) 2 gr/ro f Mr Greeley (USA) - Adventure (USA) (Unbridled’s Song (USA)) 2 Misty For Me (IRE) 2 b f Galileo (IRE) Butterfly Cove (USA) (Storm Cat (USA)) 3 Together (IRE) 2 b f Galileo (IRE) Shadow Song (IRE) (Pennekamp (USA)) Age: 2; Starts: 3; Wins: 1; Places: 2 Earnings: £68,548 Sire: MR GREELEY. Sire of 40 Stakes winners. In 2010 - LAUGHING LASHES Unbridled’s Song G2, MR GRUFF Clever Trick G3, GREELEY’S ROCKET American Chance LR. 1st Dam: ADVENTURE by Unbridled’s Song. 2 wins at 3 in USA. Dam of 2 winners: 2006: CAPTAIN ELLIS (g Five Star Day) Winner at 3. 2008: LAUGHING LASHES (f Mr Greeley) 1 win at 2, Keeneland Debutante S G2, 2nd Silver Flash S G3. 2009: (f First Samurai) 2nd Dam: Palace Weekend by Seattle Dancer. unraced. Dam of PALACE EPISODE (c Machiavellian: Racing Post Trophy G1) Broodmare Sire: UNBRIDLED’S SONG. Sire of the dams of 27 Stakes winners. In 2010 - GENERAL QUARTERS Sky Mesa G1, ONCE WERE WILD Johannesburg G1, BRIGHTEXPECTATIONS More Than
Ready G2, COFFEE BOY Yonaguska G2, LAUGHING LASHES Mr Greeley G2, BEARPATH Dynaformer G3, EIGHTYFIVEINAFIFTY Forest Camp G3, HOLD ME BACK Giant’s Causeway G3, KRYPTON Rock Hard Ten G3, BETTER THAN EVER French Deputy LR.
Mr Prospector Gone West Secrettame MR GREELEY ch 92 Reviewer Long Legend Lianga LAUGHING LASHES gr/ro f 2008 Unbridled Unbridled’s Song Trolley Song ADVENTURE gr/ro 2001 Seattle Dancer Palace Weekend Royal Run
Broodmare Sire: WOODMAN. Sire of the dams of 135 Stakes winners. In 2010 - BYWORD Peintre Celebre G1, KINSALE KING Yankee Victor G1, PROVISO Dansili G1, D’ FUNNYBONE D’Wildcat G2, ROTHESAY Fastnet Rock G2, AILALEA Pulpit G3, REDWOOD High Chaparral G3, SEA LORD Cape Cross G3, STRYKER Fastnet Rock G3, HERCULIAN PRINCE Yamanin Vital LR, HERMAN MUNSTER Traditionally LR, HIDDEN UNIVERSE Linamix LR, I’M SO LUCKY Zilzal LR, TORLUNDY Monarchos LR. The Cape Cross/Woodman cross has produced: HAZYVIEW G2, MUDAARAAH G3, SEA LORD G3. Danzig Green Desert Foreign Courier
690 - totesport.com Sovereign Stakes, G3, Salisbury, August 12, 8f
CAPE CROSS b/br 94 Ahonoora Park Appeal Balidaress SEA LORD b c 2007
1 Sea Lord (IRE) 3 b c Cape Cross (IRE) First Fleet (USA) (Woodman (USA)) 2 Poet’s Voice (GB) 3 b c Dubawi (IRE) Bright Tiara (USA) (Chief’s Crown (USA)) 3 Secrecy (GB) 4 b g King’s Best (USA) Wink (GB) (Salse (USA)) Age: 2-3; Starts: 14; Wins: 7; Places: 2 Earnings: £224,316 Sire: CAPE CROSS. Sire of 62 Stakes winners. In 2010 - ABLE ONE Danehill G1, BEHKABAD Kris G1, CAPECOVER Zabeel G2, CROSSTHESTART Gold And Ivory G2, MEKONG MELODY Niniski G2, TREAT GENTLY In The Wings G2, CORSICA Persian Bold G3, SEA LORD Woodman G3, COLONIAL Mr Prospector LR, FIELD DAY Last Tycoon LR, LAAHEB Sadler’s Wells LR, RECHARGE Robellino 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) Winner at 2 in France. 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.
Mr Prospector Woodman
3rd Live The Dream S LR, Astray H LR), Trojan War (c Montjeu: 2nd Finale S LR). Third dam of Bould Mover. Broodmare Sire: SADLER’S WELLS. Sire of the dams of 233 Stakes winners. In 2010 - CAMPANOLOGIST Kingmambo G1, CHINESE WHITE Dalakhani G1, WORKFORCE King’s Best G1, APPROVE Oasis Dream G2, BANKABLE Medicean G2, MEISHO BELUGA French Deputy G2, ZARIUS Zabeel G2, BALETTI Gulch G3, BEETHOVEN Oratorio G3, CAT JUNIOR Storm Cat G3, DEEM Dalakhani G3, ELUSIVE PIMPERNEL Elusive Quality G3, EMERALD COMMANDER Pivotal G3, POSAVINA Tiger Hill G3, A CHANCE TO DREAM Volksraad LR, ALSACE LORRAINE Giant’s Causeway LR, CIVIL WAR War Emblem LR, KILO ALPHA King’s Best LR, LAAHEB Cape Cross LR, MOE GREEN Xaar LR, OCEAN AND BEYOND Kingsalsa LR, PRINCIPAL ROLE Empire Maker LR, TIMEPIECE Zamindar LR, FRENCH OPERA Bering LR.
Playmate FIRST FLEET ch 98 Nureyev Frankova Secret Asset
Danzig Danehill Razyana ORATORIO b 2002 Vaguely Noble Mahrah
691 - Desmond Stakes, G3, Leopardstown, August 12, 8f
Montage BEETHOVEN b c 2007 Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells
1 Beethoven (IRE) 3 b c Oratorio (IRE) Queen Titi (IRE) (Sadler’s Wells (USA)) 2 Dandy Boy (ITY) 4 b c Danetime (IRE) Fleet of Light (GB) (Spectrum (IRE)) 3 Emulous (GB) 3 b f Dansili (GB) Aspiring Diva (USA) (Distant View (USA)) Age: 2-3; Starts: 14; Wins: 3; Places: 7 Earnings: £350,006 Sire: ORATORIO. Sire of 7 Stakes winners. In 2010 - BANCHEE Spectacularphantom G1, KING TORUS Mujadil G2, BEETHOVEN Sadler’s Wells G3, LOLLY FOR DOLLY Chester House G3, MANTISSA Sri Pekan LR, UPSALA Mark of Esteem LR. 1st Dam: QUEEN TITI by Sadler’s Wells. 2 wins at 3, Ali Retza & Mamadi Soudavar EBF Garnet S LR. Own sister to PSALM. Dam of 1 winner: BEETHOVEN (c Oratorio) 2007: Sold 182,072gns yearling at GOOY1. 3 wins at 2 and 3, Jumeirah Dewhurst S G1, Desmond S G3, 3rd ladbrokes.com Vincent O’Brien National S G1, Jebel Ali Stables/Racecourse Anglesey S G3. 2010: (c Holy Roman Emperor) 2nd Dam: Litani River by Irish River. 3rd Prix Soya LR. Own sister to OR VISION. Dam of PSALM (f Sadler’s Wells: Coolmore Home of Champions Concorde S G3), QUEEN TITI (f Sadler’s Wells, see above), The Editor (c Alzao:
Fairy Bridge QUEEN TITI b 2002 Irish River Litani River Luv Luvin’
692 - Prix de Lieurey-Shadwell, G3, Deauville, August 12, 1600m 1 Via Medici (IRE) 3 ch f Medicean (GB) - Via Milano (FR) (Singspiel (IRE)) 2 Field Day (IRE) 3 br f Cape Cross (IRE) Naval Affair (IRE) (Last Tycoon) 3 Rockatella (IRE) 3 b f Rock of Gibraltar (IRE) - Patrimony (GB) (Cadeaux Genereux) Age: 2-3; Starts: 6; Wins: 4; Places: 0 Earnings: £77,387 Sire: MEDICEAN. Sire of 20 Stakes winners. In 2010 - AL SHEMALI Generous G1, BANKABLE Sadler’s Wells G2, VIA MEDICI Singspiel G3, MARIE DE MEDICI Caerleon LR, MR MEDICI Platini LR, VIRGINIA HALL Pursuit of Love LR, TRENCHANT Lomond LR. 1st Dam: VIA MILANO by Singspiel. 3 wins at 2 in France, Prix des Reservoirs G3. Dam of 2 winners: 2006: (c Tiger Hill) 2007: VIA MEDICI (f Medicean) Sold 43,417gns yearling at GOOY1. 4 wins at 2 and 3 in France, Prix de Lieurey-Shadwell G3, Prix des Lilas LR. 2008: FIFTH COMMANDMENT (f
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