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The best in Europe over a mile. The best in Europe over a mile-and-a-quarter. The highest-rated new stallion for 2014. Far and away Europe’s leading older horse. Far and away the best by his sire. All in all, it’s a pretty good name.
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Pivotal – Gonbarda (Lando) £17,500 Special Live Foal. Standing at Dalham Hall Stud, Britain
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An outstanding sire prospect… Unbeaten in 2 starts as a 2YO winning by 8 lengths and 3 lengths.
... as Makfi’s first 2yos make their racecourse debut
World Champion 3yo Miler Rated 4lbs higher than his sire Dubawi First Yearlings averaged £79,100 for 45 sold (to 18/10/13)
Stud Fee: £25,000 October 1st SLF
BC MAKFI ex Mill Guineas
BF MAKFI ex Ventura
CH C MAKFI ex Wedding Gown
CH F MAKFI ex Auenpearl
Trainer: Luca Cumani Sold to John Warren Bloodstock for 300,000gns
Trainer: Jean-Claude Rouget Sold to Oceanic Bloodstock Inc for €360,000
Winner of the Queen Anne Stakes-Gr.1 over a mile at Royal Ascot
• By WAR FRONT, the leading commercial stallion in the world.
Trainer: Saeed bin Suroor Sold to Shadwell Estate Company for 300,000gns
Trainer: Mikel Delzangles Sold to Mandore International Agency for €210,000
• Shares his broodmare sire RAHY with triple champion sire GIANT’S CAUSEWAY. • His dam is a half-sister to Gr.1-winning 2YO and Classic winner UNION RAGS. BC MAKFI ex Maiden Maith Trainer: Michael Bell Sold to Tony Nerses for 230,000gns
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Winner of the Juddmonte International Stakes-Gr.1 over 1m2½f at York, defeating Trading Leather and Al Kazeem in the second-fastest time ever (bettered only by Sea The Stars).
Ran an excellent third, beaten a nose and a head, in the Breeders’ Cup Classic-Gr.1 on his only start on dirt.
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THE AGA KHAN STUDS Success Breeds Success
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Sea The Stars
Standing at Gilltown Stud, Ireland
Standing at Haras de Bonneval, France
2013 yearlings made €180,000, €155,000, etc.
First European foals in 2014
Sire of Classic winner VALYRA and 15% lifetime Stakes horses to runners.
Sire of two Gr.1 winners and 20 Stakes horses in 2013.
Dual Australian Champion Sire of 23 Gr.1 winners and 12 Classic winners.
Sire of 4 Gr.1 winners and Gr.1 broodmare sire of Classic winners FLOTILLA, TRADING LEATHER and ENCKE.
2013 yearlings made up to 450,000gns, averaging €177,180.
Sea The Stars A Group winning sire with his first crop of 2yos in 2013.
Siyouni Gr.1 winning 2yo from the family of SLICKLY. First crop yearlings made up to €85,000, averaging five times his fee.
2013 yearlings made up to 550,000gns averaging €247,000.
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ir Anthony. Sir Tony. Sir AP. Whichever way he fancies it, they’ll surely have to bestow a title upon him now. AP McCoy’s staggering achievement in riding 4,000 winners over jumps deserves state recognition and it must be odds-on that he receives a knighthood in the next round of honours. (There’s another campaign for Great British Racing to get behind). For the best part of 20 years, McCoy’s quest for success on horseback has been relentless. Day after day, week after week, year after year, he has pursued his goal with the dedication and hunger of a man who cannot contemplate the notion of finishing second. Which is why he usually comes first. His domination, in terms of number of winners, is such that the only question each season is who will finish second in the jump jockeys’ championship – and that’s usually the same person. Hopefully Richard Johnson’s time will come. Some would argue, perhaps with justification, that this is not a healthy state of affairs for any sport yet racing knows that AP is gold dust. The level of media interest in his latest milestone tells you all you need to know on that score. Our photographer, George Selwyn, followed the champ to Towcester and we have put together some wonderful pictures of this momentous day (pages 47-50). McCoy turns 40 next year and there has been inevitable speculation on how much longer he will continue to put his body on the line in the name of work. None of the trio of John Francome, Peter Scudamore and Richard Dunwoody – all-time greats and multiple champion jockeys – continued past the age of 35, although in Dunwoody’s case, his hand was forced by the doctor. Despite the long hours, constant risk of injury and pitiful diet – three dinners a week is normally sufficient – it doesn’t look like we’ll be waving goodbye to McCoy
any time soon. And why should we when he’s riding as well as ever? Five thousand might sound an unrealistic target, however I recall my thoughts on a sodden day at Plumpton almost five years ago when the same man hit the 3,000-mark on a horse called Restless D’Artaix. Surely he couldn’t rider another thousand winners? Of all the goodwill messages that followed victory number 4,000, one of the more interesting comments came from Toby Balding, who brought McCoy to England as a conditional rider in 1994. “Tony has achieved more than anyone’s expectations including, I’m sure, his own,” Balding said. “I’m not saying he is the best jockey I’ve ever seen, but he is certainly the most effective and most productive.” McCoy’s previous boss, the shrewd Flat trainer Jim Bolger, has spoken of the time he heard his apprentice “screaming like a baby” after a bad gallops fall left the teenager with a broken leg. Bolger didn’t think young Anthony had what it takes to make it as a National Hunt jockey. Even the best get it wrong sometimes. Away from the jumping action, Britain and Ireland enjoyed a fabulous Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita, with triumphs courtesy of London Bridge, Outstrip and Chriselliam on the opening night followed by wins for Dank and Magician. Our extensive coverage of a memorable meeting starts on page 22. Having dominated the turf races for two-year-olds, it will be interesting to see how many European-based horses make the journey in 12 months time, when lasix, banned in this year’s juvenile events, is allowed to be used on all runners. It follows a reversal of the decision to ban the antibleeding medication after opposition from American trainers and horsemen. The Breeders’ Cup will only have themselves to blame if owners and trainers decide not to buy a plane ticket come 2014.
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CONTENTS DECEMBER 2013
52 NEWS & VIEWS 9
22 FEATURES 22
News BHA gets tough with Italy
Changes Your monthly round-up
Tony Morris How times have changed
Chris Cook Stewards make insufficient effort
INTERNATIONAL SCENE 33
View From Ireland Drug-testing of major stables
Continental Tales Reve and Reveley rewarded
Around The Globe Glory for Gai Waterhouse and Gary Stevens
Talking To... Carter Carnegie of GBRI
COVER STORY Stallion Syndication Al Kazeem is the newest recruit
Bloodstock Special Including sales round-ups and exclusive sire profitability tables
Fantastic photos of the jockey’s history-making day at Towcester
Education and training crucial
The Big Picture Britain’s Breeders’ Cup bonanza
Sport must connect with public
Caulfield Files The influence of El Prado
128 Flashback Barton Bank’s crisis AP McCoy is a happy man after riding his 4,000th jumps winner (see page 47)
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RACHEL HOOD President Racehorse Owners Association
McCoy magic worth so much to sport’s profile But racing’s gradual decline in consciousness of general public is big worry
hen AP McCoy crossed the line on his 4,000th jumps winner we were reminded that any sport is driven by star performers and performances. The value of McCoy’s extraordinary achievement – or, equally, of the magnificent Frankel’s string of victories – has incalculable worth in connecting racing to millions of people who, day-today, are unlikely to give our sport a second thought. Events such as this also remind us that it is rare these days for our sport to appear on the main TV and radio news or in the main sections of newspapers – and this despite the huge promotional efforts that are now made under the much improved administration of British horseracing. Of course, nobody can expect racing to come close to matching the might of Premier League or Formula 1, but its gradual decline in the consciousness of the general public is a major concern. Yes, we must be thankful for Channel 4 Racing, the two specialist TV channels and especially the Racing Post in playing such an important role in preserving and serving a hard core of racing enthusiasts, but we cannot escape the fact that, with each generation, that core has been diminishing in number. This is not to denigrate the efforts being made to target a new, young audience or to ignore the drive shown by racecourses in maximising attendances, but our most important task is to mould racing in such a way that it will naturally attract a bigger fan base. There is no mystery as to how this can be achieved. It is simply to do what other sports have done and what racing is now effectively doing through the British Champions’ Series. You match the best against the best and promote it through every means at your disposal. The British horseracing year, punctuated as it is by time-honoured festival meetings, some of worldrenown, has a natural way of pulling the best horses and
the most enthusiastic crowds together. But is it enough? With still no clear structure to the racing seasons, there remains a lack of clarity over jockey/trainer/owner championships. Saturday programmes do not have a sufficiently strong focal point to ensure we maximise our audience, while most bank holidays lack the appeal necessary to a make an uncommitted fan take notice. In particular – and notwithstanding the new Good Friday all-weather championship – more has to be done to reinvigorate racing during the Easter period and create a proper high-class festival at that time. We also have to acknowledge that a bloated fixture list, that often lacks structure, has fuelled the ongoing decline in editorial space devoted to racing in national newspapers. With most sports editors putting racing a long way down their list of priorities, we have, in recent years, seen a profusion of racecards absorbing the space once devoted to news and analysis about the major events – either that, or racecards being left out entirely. Is this one of the prices we must pay for allowing racecourses and bookmakers to dictate the size of the fixture list? In a utopian world where one horseracing authority holds the rights to betting, TV pictures and all fixtures, that authority could simply impose a policy that was best for the whole industry. But we can only play with the cards we have been dealt and it is a matter of judgement whether racing’s long term future is best served by snuggling up to the betting industry, especially when you consider how much levy bookmakers avoid paying by going offshore. If all this seems a far cry from AP’s glorious milestone, you should consider that every time racing connects with the general public, as it did for his 4,000th winner, there is the certainty that a few more racing fans will have been created. It is why, be they human or equine, the great ones truly deserve our adulation.
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RICHARD LANCASTER Chairman Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association
Strategy set to cater to industry training needs TBA joins BHA in racing’s commitment to enhance recruitment and education
he provision of education and training for our members and their employees is embedded within the TBA’s charitable objectives, as it is crucial to the welfare of the horses in our care and the continued success of the British breeding industry. During the past nine years the TBA has successfully accessed funding directly from the Horserace Betting Levy Board on an annual basis to support our education and employment activity, which has resulted in a raft of member benefits. The industry as a whole is indebted to the Levy Board for consistently investing in recruitment, training and education for racing and breeding participants over many years, with grants being made to a number of different industry organisations. Early this year, the HBLB signalled a change in approach, requesting that in future a single unified submission for such funding should be made on behalf of British racing and breeding by the BHA. In consultation with all industry stakeholders including the TBA, the BHA produced a Strategy for Industry Recruitment, Training and Education, which was used to underpin the 2014 funding submission, and resulted in a welcome increased grant of £1.2 million for 2014. The HBLB has gone a step further by indicating future support for a three-year rolling funding application, with the added potential for an increase in financial support. This is good news for racing and breeding, and provides some stability for planning. This support for a unified and professional approach to employment and career development will stand the TBA in good stead in our dealings with government. Our industry has the potential to offer fulfilling and diverse career opportunities which are not widely publicised, and our participation in the new BHA Strategy will help us to compete successfully with other comparable industries. Recruitment, training, education and employment are all topics of the moment, and we
should not forget that thoroughbred breeding provides vital employment in the rural sector as endorsed by the initial findings of the PWC Economic Impact Study of the British Breeding Industry. The TBA has successfully applied for additional funds to continue our education and employment activity, and we look forward to working with the BHA on relevant projects. We are ahead of the game in many areas already, being active at grassroots level and on recruitment and careers through our links with young people in colleges, Pony Clubs and the Next Generation Club (NGC). We are lucky to have a committed group of employers representing the interests of members, whose hands-on employment and training experience ensures that what we do remains current and relevant. We are ready to conduct further workforce and training needs analyses to ensure that our members’ requirements are met, and we intend to promote governmentfunded apprenticeships – championed by Skills Minister Matthew Hancock MP – to employers whilst also working on a formal recognition of new and existing industry courses. Equally importantly, we will continue to educate our members on advances in veterinary medicine, and other aspects of stud management. Recent news that the TBA’s Next Generation Committee has been awarded a BHA grant to co-fund a two-day careers course in 2014, aimed at introducing young people to the breeding industry and raising awareness of career opportunities, further demonstrates the TBA’s pro-active stance. The NGC is uniquely placed to provide relevant, credible information, advice and guidance and has access to a wide range of industry professionals to deliver this. There is much to keep us busy in 2014, and as the programme of work rolls out next year we will keep members informed.
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NEWS Stories from the racing world
BHA: Italy should be kicked out of the European Pattern as non-payers Action demanded over prize-money as British owners are left out of pocket
he British Horseracing Authority has taken punitive action over the nonpayment of prize-money in Italy, writes James Crispe. It has instructed Weatherbys to no longer accept entries for Italian races and also stipulated that any entries taken by Weatherbys for Italian-trained horses in British races should be done on an up-front payment basis, at the time of confirmed entries, most likely by credit card. Of even greater long-term consequence, the BHA will ask the European Pattern Race Committee to recommend to the International Race Planning and Grading Committee that Italy be demoted within the International Cataloguing Standards Book for 2014. Should this recommendation be approved – the next meeting of the European Pattern Race Committee is not until January -– all Italian races will lose their Pattern-race status. Ruth Quinn, the BHA’s Director of Racing, said: “While we don’t want to actually prevent any of our horsemen from running a horse in Italy if they really want to, we do not want to be laissez faire about the frustrating Italian situation and we certainly wish to be flagging
Ruth Quinn: flagging a strong message
a strong message.” Slow payment from Italy has been an intermittent problem over many years but the gravity of the current situation is unparalleled. In the second week of November 2013, prize money owed from September 2012 had still not been paid to British owners. Yet the ever-changing Italian political landscape combined with the nation’s often
Ladies first at the Cartier Awards Brilliant Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner Treve enjoyed further success at the Cartier Awards in London on November 12 when she was named Horse of the Year and top three-year-old filly. Treve, owned by Shiekh Joaan Al Thani and trained by Criquette Head-Maarek, routed her rivals with a five-length success at Longchamp and is set to stay in training as a four-year-old. Another French-trained filly, George Strawbridge’s Moonlight Cloud, trained by Criquette’s brother Freddy Head, gained the top older horse accolade after a season that yielded four wins from as many starts, including three Group 1s. The Queen’s Estimate, who brought the house down when taking the Gold Cup at Ascot in June, topped the stayer category. Her Majesty received the award in person at Buckingham Palace the previous day.
chaotic administrative system somehow allowed prize-money won in the first part of 2013 to be paid relatively swiftly – monies won in May 2013 were paid in full before the end of September. Britain is not the only country affected. The Czech press has suggested that leading trainer Josef Vana may be forced into bankruptcy because of the money he is still owed for races run at Merano in Italy in 2012. The Direktorium, Germany’s racing authority, devoted a half page to the Italian situation in the October 29 issue of its weekly Racing Calendar. The article revealed that after intensive attempts to contact their opposite numbers in Italy, the Direktorium had finally received a reply asserting that by the end of this year all prize-money won in Italy in 2013 up until the end of October would be paid in full and that the outstanding prize-money from late 2012 would be paid no later than the end of February 2014. It concluded that, should any 2012 prizemoney not be paid within a calendar year, the Direktorium would lobby for the removal of Group status from all Italian races.
Cartier Award Winners Horse of the Year TREVE Two-Year-Old Colt KINGSTON HILL Two-Year-Old Filly CHRISELLIAM Three-Year-Old Colt MAGICIAN Three-Year-Old Filly TREVE Sprinter LETHAL FORCE
Treve’s trainer Criquette Head-Maarek
Three-year-old colt Magician, sprinter Lethal Force and juveniles Kingston Hill and Chriselliam were the other victors on a night that saw Jim Bolger take the Cartier/Daily Telegraph Award of Merit.
Stayer ESTIMATE Older Horse MOONLIGHT CLOUD Award of Merit JIM BOLGER
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It’s official: 39 tracks sign prize-money agreements The number of racecourses that have signed prize-money agreements with the Horsemen’s Group and BHA has reached 39 at the conclusion of the negotiation process for 2014. Under the deals, racecourses are contractually obliged to commit a percentage of their own cash towards prizemoney – previously a discretionary payment – for the next three years. This payment takes into account the money generated by the sale of media rights for betting purposes. Ripon is the only one of the most recent sign-ups to agree to the premier tier payments structure. The others that have agreed the standard tier contributions are Fakenham, Leicester, Newton Abbot, Stratford, Taunton, Thirsk and Wetherby. Philip Freedman, Chief Executive of the Horsemen’s Group, said: “As a result of the signing of these prize-money agreements, together with other increases the process has yielded, the anticipated uplift will see racecourses’ contribution increasing by almost £5 million. That is welcome news for all of the sport’s participants.”
SIGNED UP Premier Tier Agreement JOCKEY CLUB GROUP* ASCOT CHESTER/BANGOR GOODWOOD
NEWBURY PONTEFRACT RIPON YORK
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Standard Tier Agreement AYR BEVERLEY CARTMEL FAKENHAM FFOS LAS HAMILTON
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SALISBURY STRATFORD TAUNTON THIRSK WETHERBY
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The Horse Comes First campaign launched The BHA is backing a campaign designed to improve awareness and recognition of the high standard of equine care and welfare within the sport. The Horse Comes First, which is also supported by the ROA, NTF, PJA, RCA and the Jockey Club, will trumpet British racing’s track record as one of the world’s best-regulated animal activities and publicise the level of investment in veterinary research and education. It is hoped the initiative, which is being officially launched on December 6 at Sandown Park, will enable and encourage the industry’s participants to rebuff accusations that the sport is cruel to horses. Paul Bittar, BHA Chief Executive, said: “When it comes to horse welfare, British racing has a track record of which it can be proud. The Horse Comes First campaign is designed to help the THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER
sport be on the front foot on this key issue. “Everybody in the sport cares passionately about horse welfare, yet in the past racing has often been overly defensive when subjected to attacks from animal rights groups and some sections of the media. Going forward we want to be more robust. “This initiative provides a vehicle to communicate the levels of care and affection bestowed on our horses and the tools for everyone in racing to speak up on the sport’s behalf. The objective is to increase understanding and awareness of the high standards of welfare in British racing. “The Horse Comes First has cross-industry support and we are looking to all involved to help promote the campaign and its messaging.” Visit thehorsecomesfirst.com for more information. >>
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Death of breeder Egon Weinfeld
News In Brief BOBIS to offer £10k prizes for fillies’ races in 2014 Owners and breeders of BOBIS-qualified fillies will be chasing an extra £4,000 next year after an increase in the prize to £10,000. The additional prizes have been developed with the BHA to offer an extra incentive to buy and race fillies. It applies to Class 2-4 fillies-only races in Britain for two- and three-year-olds in 2014. Qualified colts will continue to receive £6,000 BOBIS prizes. See page 16 for more information.
Australia creates A$18m end-of-season championship The creation of an A$18 million two-day meeting, featuring eight Group 1 contests and including the world’s richest mile race, has been announced by Racing New South Wales. Named ‘The Championships’ and scheduled to run on consecutive Saturdays
British breeding has lost a major stalwart of the owner/breeder ranks with the death of Meon Valley Stud founder Egon Weinfeld in early November. He was 85. Weinfeld and his wife Elizabeth enjoyed much success on the racecourse at the highest level via the likes of homebreds Colorspin (Irish Oaks), Milligram (Queen Elizabeth II Stakes), One So Wonderful (Juddmonte International) and Zee Zee Top (Prix de l’Opera), while topclass horses to have been bred and sold by their Hampshire nursery include the Group 1winning brothers Opera House and Kayf Tara, Moyglare Stud Stakes winner Necklace and Oaks heroine Lady Carla. Born in Austria, Weinfeld arrived in Britain in the early stages of the Second World War. He started breeding racehorses at Meon Valley Stud in the early 1980s, having commissioned bloodstock agent Richard Galpin to buy three yearling fillies at Tattersalls in 1977. Another was purchased in 1978 and from that original quartet of foundation mares – Reprocolor, One In A Million, Odeon and Home And Away – has emerged one of the most successful operations in the history of British thoroughbred breeding, with their descendants, such as Caspar Netscher, Izzi Top and Shirocco Star, continuing to play leading roles in Pattern races over the last few seasons. Weinfeld’s son Mark, who manages Meon Valley Stud for the family, received the TBA Silver Salver at the TBA Awards in July in recognition
Chester stars at RCA Showcase & Awards
of the farm’s outstanding contribution to the British breeding industry. In addition to producing a wealth of talented thoroughbreds, Meon Valley Stud sponsored the Group 1 Fillies’ Mile at Ascot from 1998 until its move to Newmarket in 2011. The stud’s familiar black-and-white spotted silks, borne by their homebreds who race under the name of the family’s textile company Helena Springfield Ltd, have been represented this season most notably by York Listed winner Hippy Hippy Shake, while Good Old Boy Lukey, winner of the July Stakes at Newmarket and whose dam Pivotting was sold unraced by Meon Valley Stud in 2009, traces back to Reprocolor. Weinfeld is survived by his wife Elizabeth, and his son and daughter, Mark and Helena. in April (12 and 19) at Royal Randwick racecourse in Sydney, the event will encourage participation from around the world. The most valuable contest is the Queen Elizabeth Stakes, run over ten furlongs on the second Saturday and worth A$4m, while the Doncaster Mile, on the opening day, will carry a A$3m pot. John Messara, Chairman of Racing NSW, said: “Our goal is for this to become the greatest event for racing in the southern hemisphere.”
Nominations open for Stud and Stable Staff Awards 2014 Voting has now opened for the tenth annual Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards 2014, with over £120,000 in prize-money on offer to the most dedicated workers in the racing and breeding industry. The Awards, sponsored by Godolphin and run in conjunction with the BHA and the Racing Post, are divided into the following categories; the Leadership Award, the Rider/Groom Award, the Stud Staff Award, Dedication to Racing Award, the Administration Staff Award and the David
The Racecourse Association’s annual Showcase & Awards are held each November to celebrate the latest inventions and best practices on racecourses. One of the highly coveted awards is the Owners’ Experience Award, which this year went to Chester for their outstanding offering to owners with a runner. This excellence was also rewarded by scooping the top award of the night – Showcase Champion. ROA Council member Sheila Bailey formed part of the judging panel. She said: “Chester racecourse was one of only two nominations at the Showcase & Awards to achieve a perfect score and that was in the Owners’ Experience category. “Their concierge service is very well structured and executed and is hugely welcomed by owners. I was delighted to see them rewarded for the exceptional care and attention they offer owners: they set a standard that all racecourses should aspire to. Congratulations to all the team.” A new invention for this year was the RCA Showcase #TopSpot Award, where nominations were received via Twitter. The inaugural winners were Nottingham and Market Rasen, for their inventive and wellreceived hamper of local cheeses presented to all winning connections.
Nicholson Newcomer Award. There is also an Employee of the Year accolade. The winners will be revealed at a gala evening at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in London on February 25. Nominations close on January 3. Forms will be sent out to all trainers and stud owners and are also available for download at www.britishhorseracing.com/stablestaff and via www.racingpost.com. Alternatively, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Legendary Christmas cards Jean Coates won the Injured Jockeys’ Fund calendar photography competition earlier this year and has just launched her racing-inspired Christmas cards. Featuring Lester Piggott and Sir Henry Cecil, profits from the cards are going to Cancer Research. To order contact Coates on 01277 216784 or 07712 476453, or email coates_jean@ yahoo.com. Cards cost £2.50 each or £20 for a pack of ten. P&P included in price. Limited edition posters, ‘Legends’, with an authenticity certificate cost £85 each, including postage.
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TWEENHILLS TIMES AN EYE FOR SUCCESS
Glance caps a superb year Picture: Fast Track Photography
Trained by Andrew Balding and ridden by Jamie Spencer, Side Glance’s win followed Group One victories for Just The Judge in the Irish 1,000 Guineas and Havana Gold in the Prix Jean Prat. Horses carrying Pearl Bloodstock or Qatar Racing colours were placed in another 14 Group or Grade One contests during 2013.
Side Glance (Jamie Spencer) following the Mackinnon
Par ade a real tribute to staff Staff at Tweenhills Farm & Stud put on a memorable day in November when staging the annual yearling parade.
– were paraded before being allocated to their handlers and sent into training. Among the gathering was jockey/trainer Johnny Murtagh, who joins the roster of Pearl Bloodstock and Qatar Racing trainers for the first time – he will be sent a Teofilo filly who was bought at Book 1 of Tattersalls’ October Sale. Picture: Laurence Squire
Picture: Laurence Squire
Sheikhs Hamad, Fahad and Suhaim were joined by trainers from around Europe as some 90 yearlings – who had either been bought by David Redvers at recent sales or homebred under the Qatar Bloodstock banner
Johnny Murtagh (left), who joins the training roster, and Richard Hannon Jr
Harry Bentley shares Ann Duffield’s delight as she gains an Equiano yearling
Breeders can see pure Gold Havana Gold, who joins Tweenhills Farm & Stud for the 2014 covering season, will be available for viewing during Tattersalls’ December Sale. The Group One-winning miler and son of brilliant sire Teofilo can be seen at Sheikh Fahad’s Longholes Stud at Cheveley near Newmarket. Plans to run him in Australia’s Emirates Mile were thwarted when he picked up a minor injury, and it was decided to bring him back to Britain in order for breeders to visit him during one of the most important weeks in the bloodstock calendar. Tweenhills’ chief David Redvers said: “He will be at Longholes Stud from Saturday, November 30, through until the end of the December Mares’ Sale [December 5], and we will be running a shuttle bus for anyone who
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As another marvellous year on the track reaches a conclusion it was thrilling to achieve a third top-level success thanks to Side Glance, who carried Sheikh Fahad’s Pearl Bloodstock colours in Australia’s Gr.1 Mackinnon Stakes.
would like to see the horse. Further details can be gained at our new hospitality area in Terrace House Yard at Tattersalls. “We have been bowled over by the demand for Havana Gold since it was announced he would be coming to Tweenhills Farm & Stud, and we expect him to be fully booked.”
Champion jockey in 2000, what followed after you retired in 2007? I became chief executive of the Professional Jockeys’ Association (PJA), a role from which I learned a lot, although there were times when it was frustrating sitting through meetings and achieving little. I left the PJA in 2012, gained a jockey coaching qualification that enables me to coach at the Northern Racing College. In May this year I started with Pearl Bloodstock and Qatar Racing. What is your role? I’m the northern representative, working with four trainers in the region – Davids Brown and Barron, Kevin Ryan and Ann Duffield. I ride out at their yards, liaise with jockeys and help with relaying information back to Bryony in the office. Occasionally I travel further afield to sit on horses with other trainers. You get another perspective sitting on a horse, rather than just watching it on the gallops, yet sometimes the more you know about a horse the better, at other it’s best not to know too much and to keep it simple. What’s the future hold? Sheikh Fahad’s knowledge of racing is immense given that he is still a young man, and he is deeply passionate about establishing a group of horses to compete and win races at the top level. However, he is under no illusion how hard it will be. I feel privileged to be a part of the team that is striving to achieve those goals.
Stallion fees announced for 2014 Tweenhills Farm & Stud has announced its stallion fees for the 2014 covering season. Makfi, whose first yearlings averaged a remarkable £79,100 during the autumn sales, will remain at £25,000.
Harbour Watch attracted a full first book of mares in his first season, but his fee is being held at £7,500, while Group One-winning miler Havana Gold, a new recruit to the roster, starts at a fee of £8,500.
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Racing’s news in a nutshell PEOPLE AND BUSINESS Rose Paterson Will succeed Lord Daresbury as Chairman of Aintree racecourse after the 2014 Grand National meeting.
Mike Marshall Backtracks on decision to become assistant trainer to Ismail Mohammed after leaving Warren Place and joins Martyn Meade in the same role instead.
SIS Withdraws from the outside broadcast market after losing its contract with BBC Sport, having covered events including the Boat Race and Wimbledon.
Keiran Burke Cheltenham Festival-winning trainer with Hunt Ball moves to Jeremy Gask’s stable in Sutton Veny, Wiltshire from his former base in Somerset.
Charles Barnett Ascot’s Chief Executive since 2007 will step down after next year’s Royal meeting.
John McCririck Former Channel 4 Racing pundit loses his age discrimination claim against the broadcaster; a tribunal ruled he was “unpalatable to a potential wider audience.”
Victor Chandler Bookmaker pulls out of sponsoring the twomile Ascot Chase it has backed since 1987.
Rides the 4,000th jumps winner of his career in the JP McManus silks aboard the Jonjo O’Neill-trained Mountain Tunes at Towcester.
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Tom Queally Frankel’s rider will relinquish role as stable jockey at Warren Place and ride as a freelance in 2014.
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RACEHORSE AND STALLION MOVEMENTS AND RETIREMENTS Forpadydeplasterer Grand servant for the Tom Cooper stable, winner of six races including the 2009 Arkle and almost £500,000 in prize-money, is retired aged 11.
Swiss Spirit Talented sprinting son of Invincible Spirit, with wins over Group 1 scorers Kingsgate Native and Lethal Force, retires to Whitsbury Manor Stud for 2014. His fee is £4,500.
Kutub Dual-purpose sire moves to Girsonfield Stud in Northumberland after two seasons at Batsford Stud in Gloucestershire; the son of In The Wings’s fee is £2,000.
HORSE OBITUARIES Gold Well 12
Unraced brother to Montjeu, a jumps sire at Coolmore’s The Beeches Stud, who had a Cheltenham Festival winner this year with Holywell.
Harlan’s Holiday 14
Champion two-year-old sire in America, whose son Shanghai Bobby won at last year’s Breeders’ Cup, dies at Haras Firmamento in Argentina.
Kentucky Derby winner retires to Claiborne Farm in Kentucky, where the son of Malibu Moon will stand for $25,000.
Tough dual-purpose performer, running 85 times for seven wins including the 2009 Pertemps Final at the Cheltenham Festival, is retired aged 11.
Pedro The Great
Last year’s Group 1 Phoenix Stakes victor will start his stallion career at Haras de la Haie Neuve in France next year.
Son of King’s Theatre, a Listed winner on the Flat and over hurdles in France, joins the stallion roster at Yorton Farm in Welshpool.
More racehorse and stallion movements and retirements... Emma Lavelle’s talented hurdler/chaser Bouggler is retired aged eight due to a tendon injury. Progressive Flat handicapper Thomas Hobson sells for £240,000 at DBS and goes to Willie Mullins. Red Jazz, a Group 2-winning son of Johannesburg, is retired aged six and will stand at Ballyhane Stud in County Carlow. Worthadd, second to Canford Cliffs in the 2011 Lockinge, will stand at the Irish National Stud. Sakhee, sire of Presvis and Sakhee’s Secret, returns to Shadwell’s Nunnery Stud for next year. Lawman’s son Most Improved, winner of the 2012 St James’s Palace Stakes, will stand at Castlehyde Stud in 2014. Juddmonte stallion Zamindar is pensioned aged 19; he sired a host of top-class runners including Arc heroine Zarkava.
PEOPLE OBITUARIES Bridget Oppenheimer 92
Doyenne of the owner/breeder ranks in South Africa, operating from her Mauritzfontein Stud, winning the Durban July six times.
Egon Weinfeld 85
Founded Meon Valley Stud in 1980 and bred a host of top-class performers including Opera House, Kayf Tara and Izzi Top.
Paddy Osborne 79
Trained Brown Lad to win the 1974 Sun Alliance Novices’ Hurdle and landed the Irish Champion Hurdle in 1987 with Deep Idol.
Desiree Gill 45 Queensland-based jockey, a much-admired mentor to apprentice riders, dies of injuries after a fall at Sunshine Coast.
Prolific in point-to-points for the Gordon Elliott stable, winning 14 times, he also scored over hurdles and fences and ran in two Grand Nationals.
Helen Kennard 86
Breeder of top sprinter and stallion Cadeaux Genereux, winner of the July Cup and Nunthorpe in 1989 and sire of Red Cadeaux.
Colin Fleetwood Jones 71 Former chief racing correspondent of the Daily Star who later worked as a freelance for the Press Association and The Guardian.
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CHRISELLIAM IS A HIT STATESIDE His rivals may be going for everything but Richard Hughes is sat motionless as he prepares to unleash Chriselliam’s turn of foot in the Juvenile Fillies’ Turf at Santa Anita. The daughter of Iffraaj did not disappoint and produced instant acceleration to surge clear of 13 opponents for a decisive victory. It was a first Breeders’ Cup success for the jockey and co-owners Chris Wright and Willie Carson, while trainer Charlie Hills was also tasting a debut Breeders’ Cup triumph with his first runner at the event Photos George Selwyn
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Outstrip powers home to land the Juvenile Turf under Mike Smith for owner Godolphin and first-season handler Charlie Appleby
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MOORE IS MAGIC Ryan Moore (left, main image) produces Magician with an irresistible challenge to catch The Fugue in the Breeders’ Cup Turf, denying William Buick (above) what would have been his first Breeders’ Cup victory. Moore also scored on Dank, below with owner and breeder James Wigan, in the Filly & Mare Turf
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CLASSIC STEVENS At the age of 50, Gary Stevens captures his first Breeders’ Cup Classic on the Kathy Ritvo-trained Mucho Macho Man, defeating Will Take Charge by a nose with Irish raider Declaration Of War (5) running a blinder back in third on his dirt debut
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THE MAN YOU CAN’T IGNORE COMMENT
Tony Morris Hard to believe now but there is a time in living memory when a book of 70 mares was widely considered preposterous – what on earth would have been made of 300 plus?
Brassey gets brassy Still, it was unusually exciting, albeit briefly, for an event which generally failed to rise above the mundane. It may well have been the liveliest episode at any AGM since that of 1930, at which I would love to have been present. That was the year when normally staid members – of the Establishment as well as the Association – got fearfully uptight about the number of mares that a stallion should be
he Annual General Meeting of the Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association routinely touches on matters that concern its members and the industry in general, but it rarely produces fireworks. Of all those I attended in a reporting capacity, the only one which caused me to dash off in search of a phone and hastily dictate a story came in that period when the meeting was held in the King Edward VII Memorial Hall in Newmarket at the end of an all-day session at the December Sales. I can’t be definite about the year, but it was certainly in the late 1960s, and I do remember that it was past 10pm, at which time the late staff in the racing department at the Press Association left the building. I was tired, hungry, longing for the proceedings to end, and thought I could soon escape when the President enquired for ‘any other business’. That’s when my hopes were dashed, as Bernard van Cutsem stood up and made an impassioned speech urging those present to pass a resolution that the Association declare its support for a Tote monopoly. When the vote was called for, nearly everyone raised a hand. (Mine was among them, incidentally.) I then had to spread the word by way of a call to the PA news room, where a copy-taker with no knowledge of racing, breeding or Tote dutifully tapped out my hastily garbled yarn. It didn’t attract much attention in the following day’s papers, but raising the issue at that time of night was not the way to achieve a splash in the Fleet Street dailies of the time. You have probably noticed that nor did a Tote monopoly come to pass.
The Game Changer, a son of prolific stallion Arcadio and a sign of the times
allowed to cover in a season. The man who raised the issue was Eton-educated hunting, shooting and fishing devotee Robert Brassey, and what roused him to indignation was the fact that in the previous year one stallion in Ireland had served no fewer than 73 mares and another 71. These numbers, he opined, were excessive, and he felt there ought to be a certain limit. After all the ‘hear, hears’, Somerville Tattersall supported the previous speaker. He thought the number of mares to be covered should be stated when the horse was advertised, and that it should be no higher than 40. He was adamant 70 was preposterous. Hear, hear all round again. Sir Bruce Hamilton then chipped in with an observation that one seventieth of a horse was very different from one fortieth, and he moved that the TBA should issue a statement, urging stallion owners to inform breeders how many mares their horse would be permitted to cover before the season began. James Bell Robertson, renowned bloodstock authority and ‘Mankato’ of The Sporting
Chronicle, said that the size of the book should be mentioned on the contract signed by both stallion owner and breeder, and that the contract should be declared void if the stated number were exceeded. Gerald Deane, a partner in Tattersalls, pointed out that when there was an oversupply of stock by a fashionable horse, a breeder would find that instead of competing with a dozen or 15 by that stallion, their yearling would be competing with perhaps 25, and that prices were lowered by 50 per cent. He felt that stallion owners were well advised to limit nominations in order to keep up the value of their stock. No dissenting voices were heard. The resolution put to the meeting, and passed unanimously, read: ‘That it is detrimental to the breed of the thoroughbred, and unfair to breeders, for stallions to be given an unlimited number of mares, and this Association are of the opinion that the number should be limited to 45 mares, this limitation to be stated on the THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER
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contract. This resolution to be conveyed to all owners of stallions with a view to obtaining their consent.’
It was interesting, and perhaps not altogether surprising, that all that indignation should be expressed in England by Englishmen in connection with the supposed excessive activity of two stallions based in Ireland. The horse who had covered a book of 73 was Cottage, based at Michael Magnier’s Grange Stud in County Cork at a fee of 19gns, and the one who served 71 mares was Stratford, who stood at the Harris family’s Ballykisteen Stud in County Tipperary and whose fee was £99. Was it possible that English TBA members had failed to notice that in 1922 the 2,000 Guineas and Derby winner Sunstar, one of the highestpriced stallions in England or Ireland at 400gns (only The Tetrarch at 500gns cost more), had covered a book of 70 mares in Hertfordshire? It was doubtless easier to take pot-shots at owners of Irish stallions, one of which was covering jumping mares (and was to become the outstanding sire of jumpers in his era), than to take issue with Jack Joel, one of England’s most prominent owner/breeders. It was certainly a fact that there had been a norm of 40 mares in a season for many years, and that was for an experienced stallion; he would have an easier time in his first season. It is hard to believe in our day and age, but the 1918 Triple Crown winner Gainsborough, taken out of training at the end of that year, was given 1919 off completely in the belief he would be better for starting his stud career as a more mature fiveyear-old. His book then numbered 23. (The story went that the plan with Gainsborough was supposedly in emulation of St Simon, whose last race was at three and who did not cover until he was five. What everyone had forgotten was St Simon had been in training at four and had broken down in the summer before his intended return.) Still, St Simon was the best sire – nine times champion – in the living memory of most at that time, so the delayed start for Gainsborough might prove to be in his favour. He never did reach St Simon’s heights, but he was champion twice, and he did give us Hyperion. As mentioned above, that norm of 40 mares had long been the rule, but it had not always been the case. I once totted up the number of foals listed in the General Stud Book sired by Highflyer, who was himself a foal of 1774. We may be sure that some were missing, but I made the tally 523, the products of 15 seasons, making an average of almost 35 per crop. One crop was over 50 and five were in excess of 40. There were also 14 Highflyer foals with no specified birth year. Highflyer, whose record of 13 sires’ championships was finally overtaken by Sadler’s Wells, was doubtless a fertile horse. But he clearly covered big books, and may even have had a season when he reached the sort of tally that outraged TBA members in 1930. The latest issue of Weatherbys Return of Mares shows that things have moved on more than somewhat, with no fewer than ten stallions – all in Ireland – covering books in excess of 200. Topping the lot was Monsun’s son Arcadio with a tally of 303, including 11 non-thoroughbred mares. What chance another TBA resolution calling for a limit on numbers at the next AGM? I’m joking, of course.
“Highflyer may have
had a season when he reached the sort of tally that outraged TBA members in 1930”
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CHRIS COOK COMMENT
If our racecourse stewards can find only one case each year of ‘intent’ with regard to non-triers, then it is they who should be in the dock
Who’s really not trying? A
logical response to our handicapping system and if our stewards do not discover more than one between now and next Christmas, then it is they and their BHA masters who should be found guilty of making insufficient effort. Two years ago, Timeform’s experts waded into the debate, using their popular Chasers & Hurdlers tome to declare: “The rules requiring horses to be ridden on their merits are regularly flouted… at times nowadays, at some of the more far-flung outposts of jump racing, it seems as if [stewards] are hardly applying [the rules] at all.” But stewards are bound to look at what their colleagues are doing at other tracks and, since hardly any of them are holding trainers and jockeys to account for non-triers, it is asking a lot of any individual team to break rank and hand out regular punishments. And when a trainer or jockey is found in breach, the rarity of such cases means they are subject to wholly disproportionate stigma. It cannot be much fun to have the stewards say that you alone have disgraced the profession in the past 12 months, breaking a rule that has been respected by everyone else in your line of work. Even if we could agree
s I write, an appeal is awaited in the case of Sue Smith and Jonathan England, found in breach of the nontrier rules by the Southwell stewards after Emral Silk ran in a novices’ hurdle. Both hotly deny any wrongdoing. Publication deadlines mean that you will know more than I about the final outcome. Regardless of what happens with this case, it is surely worth us taking the time to consider if we are happy with the rules as they are presently enforced, which is very rarely indeed. According to the BHA, it is 11 months since the Oliver Sherwood-trained Furrows was the most recent transgressor under this section of the rules, involving ‘intent’ and more serious than the fairly common ‘failure to take all permissible measures to achieve the best placing’. Since this conversation involves only you, me and these four walls, let us speak plainly. Do we really believe that the true incidence of intended non-trying rides is about one a year? No, we do not and I intend no slur on the reputation of this great game when I give such a confident answer. I think the occasional quiet ride is an inevitable, understandable and
Oliver Sherwood “felt like packing up” after Furrows was deemed a non-trier
that a particular case merited action, no one in racing deserves to be so singled out. That thought is bound to deter some stewards, as must this one: that it is next to impossible to actually prove guilt in a nontrying case. It is nearly always a judgement call and, while you may feel certain in your bones about what happened, there are so many plausible, unforeseeable reasons for a disappointing run that your verdict will always be open to challenge, perhaps even derision. In the circumstances, it is not surprising that stewards flinch from interpreting a race so as to bring a heavy and unusual punishment on someone’s head, guaranteeing poor publicity for all concerned, with only the panel’s racereading skills to justify the entire episode. Yet we cannot allow the ‘intended non-trier’ rules to go unenforced. The sport would amount to little without the support of spectators and the betting public; if they start to feel they’re being duped the fallout will be hideous. One way forward may be to take the heat out of the relevant rules by ratcheting down the levels of punishment (except, obviously, where we believe illicit betting profits have been made). Declared breaches could become routine and, while that might be seen as a matter for regret, it would at least accord with what many of us see as the reality of the sport. Trainers and jockeys would be allowed to keep their dignity. We would hear a lot of this kind of thing: “The stewards obviously felt we didn't do enough with the horse last time. I don't agree but sometimes you just have to take it and move on.” I gather that the BHA’s handicappers operate a kind of second layer of stewarding, quietly refusing to award ratings to horses they believe were not asked to race on their merits, whether there was an inquiry or not. The delay and extra expense involved in running a horse again and again in the hope of a handicap mark might cost connections as much as a non-trying punishment. It’s hard to approve of that sort of secret and remedial justice, which is open to much less scrutiny than a steward's verdict. The non-trier rules can be made to work, if the BHA can dispel the poisonous atmosphere that presently suffocates them. THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER
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VIEW FROM IRELAND By JESSICA LAMB OF THE RACING POST
Mahon: ‘I am all for what they are doing’ Formerly banned trainer claims Turf Club crackdown is right move after drug cases
he revelation that Nitrotain, the banned product at the centre of the Mahmood Al Zarooni case, could be in use in Ireland has prompted the Turf Club to increase its integrity preservation measures in a move welcomed by a former banned trainer. Following a court case in which former vet John Hughes was found guilty of five counts of possession of unauthorised animal medicines, including Nitrotain oral paste (which contains anabolic steroids), the major jumping powers of Gordon Elliott, Willie Mullins and Noel Meade had blood samples taken by the Turf Club from every horse in their care as part of a series of random stable inspections. Since July, the inspectors have been on the road making checks at more than 30 stables, handing out a raft of fines to smaller trainers for rule infringements, mainly to do with keeping records of horses’ whereabouts and medicines. It has also revoked licences for more serious breaches, something it has not done since banning trainer Stephen Mahon for four months five years ago. Mahon, who has rebuilt his career after his suspension, feels these bans are not harsh and that his has made him a better person and trainer. “I am all for what they are doing,” he said. “They are tightening up people who thought they were untouchable. I know they will see
Stephen Mahon: has rebuilt career
that in hindsight it was silly to return horses in training that they weren’t training; I know that if a horse isn’t in my care and if I can’t see it every day, then I can’t be sure what it’s been given or how it is. “It felt bad at the time losing my licence, but looking back it’s the best thing that ever happened to me as it’s made me more determined and focused. “Every time it gets tough I remember what it was like during that time when I wasn’t allowed to train and it makes me work harder.” Mahon was punished after owner Patrick
Doherty won a circuit court case against him, claiming he had mistreated his mare Pike Bridge. Turf Club vets found no evidence of mistreatment during their investigations, but did rule that he had brought racing into disrepute over the issue. Mahon continued: “The mare had previously broken down and had callouses on her tendons. I took her for a walk in the sea on the beach after a run and the next day she had bitten her tendons to the point where a vet recommended we put her down. “I think she was stung by a jellyfish and had bitten where it hurt and itched to try and stop it, but it was made out that she had been starved and was eating her tendons. “It also came to light that the mare had been pony racing before she came to me. I didn’t know that. The Turf Club do more checks about those things now and I’m glad they do, as I could have done with it back then to warn me.” As the inspections continue, Turf Club Chief Executive Denis Egan remains in constant contact with the department of agriculture, who discovered Hughes’s parcel containing five banned products that were intended by their producers for equine use; namely two sedatives and muscle relaxants, two joint treatments and one that prevents gastric ulcers. Carlow circuit court ordered Hughes to pay €10,000 to an animal charity. He must present proof of this to the court this month.
Injured jockeys to benefit from song Singer-songwriter Fran Stone and a group of unlikely backing singers have released a song to raise money to assist the recoveries of paralysed amateur riders John Thomas McNamara and Jonjo Bright. The song ‘And They’re Off’ was written by Stone and Pat Cushe and sung by many of the riders’ colleagues, including Jane Mangan, Derek O’Connor, Mikey O’Connor, Harley Dunne and Jamie Codd. It was launched last month on digital download from www.cdbaby.com and on CD to be sold at all point-to-points in Ireland. Stone said: “Tom Egan of the Horse And McNamara: aided by Emergency Fund
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Jockey Hotel has made this project possible with his sponsorship and, with the help of Bluegrass Horse Feeds and Blue Frog Bedding, we have also launched a waterproof, 2014 point-to-point fixture list that will be really handy for everyone as it can literally be put up anywhere. “Both products are affordable, useful and fun and will make great stocking fillers, whilst supporting a fantastic cause.” This follows on from a raceday at Limerick in October, which through an auction, entry fees, admission fees, jockeys fees, donations of prizemoney and much more, is estimated to have added over €800,000 to the coffers of the Jockeys Emergency Fund – the charity caring for Bright and McNamara.
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VIEW FROM IRELAND
This used to be the time of year Michael Hourigan looked forward to most of all and it will be again after the turning of a corner for his under-performing yard. Hi Cloy and Beef Or Salmon made Leopardstown’s Christmas festival their own with Paddy Power Dial-A-Bet and Lexus Chase victories that warmed Hourigan to the core. He would rarely be without a winner at his local Christmas meeting at Limerick either, but for the past two seasons the two four-day festivals have yielded him one beginners’ chase win. The summer and autumn has shown him that this difficult spell is over. At the very end of a season, which saw the trainer record his lowest tally of winners since 1991, Tropical Three ploughed through the mud at Punchestown to win the valuable Irish Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association Fillies’ Scheme Bumper in April. By the end of October, he had already equalled last term’s tally of 15 winners and that was without the crop of youngsters he cannot contain his excitement about. He said: “I really felt for my children Kay and Laura and how hard they were working without having the success over the past few
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years that we were used to. They would say, ‘We’re doing something wrong,’ and I’d point up to the picture of my first winner and tell them that three months without a winner is nothing as it took me seven years to get that! “We have turned a corner now. I don’t
know exactly why as we’re not doing anything different, but we have and it’s in the past. Everyone hits the wall at some stage, you just have to keep going.” Tropical Three has continued her progression over the summer with two hurdling victories, including at the Listowel festival in September. The Crafty Butcher has been climbing the handicap hurdle ladder with big pots won at Gowran and Listowel, and the promising novice hurdler Our Man Zebo is bound for a chasing career after Christmas. Hourigan explained: “He tore the hind leg off himself over a hurdle. It was a bad injury but he will be back in at Christmas and we’ll go chasing with him. Dushybeag, Tropical Three, The Job Is Right, they are all horses who will hopefully continue to progress, and The Crafty Butcher too. He disappointed at Kempton in October but I think he got hurt on the boat going over as he was lame afterwards. “I have a nice bunch of young horses too and I’m really looking forward to them. There are Westerners, Whitmore’s Conns, Vinnie Roes, all nice types and I really hope I am right about them. Fingers crossed.”
Cooper’s agent recalls Gowran eye-opener National meeting winners and has continued that form since his return from a broken leg in the autumn. A time when he was not involved in Ireland’s top hurdles and chases seems a very distant memory, but he had his first ride only four years ago and caught
Donohue’s eye shortly afterwards. Donohue said: “He hadn’t ridden a winner, I’m fairly sure of that, and it was during a hurdle at Gowran Park. He was riding a horse for his father Tom and, after seeing the ride, I had to check my racecard again; I couldn’t believe it was a 7lb claimer. “On the way home I rang Tom and I asked would he take me on as his agent. I just knew he was going places. “It has helped him that he works for Dessie Hughes, but he’s a natural talent and he was always going to get on wherever he went.” Bryan Cooper, here on Special Tiara, was always a natural in the saddle
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Reve roars home for unlikely victory Nick Williams raider adds to gains for Britain in the United States and Australia
reat British Racing’ trumpeted the Racing Post on its front page on Sunday, November 3, marvelling at the five big international races won by horses trained here in the previous 28 hours. Yet while the Breeders’ Cup triumphs of London Bridge, Outstrip and Chriselliam (soon to be supplemented by another Santa Anita score from Dank), together with the successful Australian sorties of Ruscello and Side Glance, were indeed something to celebrate, one other victorious British raid during that golden early November day rather got lost in the mix. Take a bow the Nick Williams-trained Reve de Sivola, owned by the Paul Duffy Diamond Partnership, who trumped all those other victories when coming from an impossiblelooking position to snatch the Grade 1 Grand Prix d’Automne at Auteuil and the small matter of £135,366 in prize-money. And while Messrs Moore, Hughes and Spencer all performed brilliantly in the saddle to prize-money plunder at Santa Anita and Flemington, the much less vaunted, certainly much less wealthy James Reveley deserves every accolade for his part in this epic three-mile hurdle. The Grand Prix d’Automne lived up to its billing as the top all-aged hurdle of France’s autumn season, attracting a stellar field of nine, featuring not only both the Grande Course de Haies d’Auteuil winner Gemix, and the pretender to his crown, the unbeaten Ceasar’s Palace, but also the reigning Grand Prix d’Automne champion Saint du Chenet. Further spice was added by the presence aboard Ceasar’s Palace of Christophe Soumillon, who is about to become French Champion Flat jockey for the sixth time and was riding over hurdles for the first time since he won the Grande Course de Haies in bizarre circumstances in 2010. In the midst of all this, Reve de Sivola, who had not been seen since trailing home 40 lengths behind Gemix in June, was sent off at 36-1. These were pretty insulting odds for a horse who had finished out of the money just three times in 26 starts since being purchased by Williams for £4,138 as a yearling. Last season Reve de Sivola won the Long Walk Hurdle and the Cleeve Hurdle, and was beaten by less than six lengths in championship races at both the Cheltenham and Punchestown Festivals. Given the prevailing heavy underfoot conditions, Gemix and Lord Prestige
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nowhere to score by a length and prompt an understandably exuberant air punch” James Reveley celebrates his Grade 1 victory from a hopelesslooking position
helped force a pretty decent gallop yet, jumping the third last, only the toiling Thyflori could be safely classified as ‘beaten’. At this point Lord Prestige kicked for home and Reve de Sivola appeared to be the first in trouble, with Reveley forced to reach for his whip as his mount was shuffled back to last of the eight remaining combatants. And there he remained until the last hurdle, where an exhausted Ceasar’s Palace slumped to the turf, where he lay winded, alongside a quickly-up-on-his-feet Soumillon, for over ten minutes before recovering his senses. Gemix had by now regained the lead, but he began to flounder in the deep ground, as did many of his pursuers. A slow motion finish ensued and, manoeuvring between the four opponents still in front of him with 50 yards to run, Reve de Sivola came from nowhere to score by a length and prompt an understandably exuberant air punch from his pilot, who crossed the line while standing up in his irons. Soumillon was to gain compensation a day later when, on his only other ride, he guided Hippomene to victory in a Grade 1 juvenile hurdle. Reveley so nearly pulled off an amazing double in the weekend’s other all-aged Grade 1 feature, the Prix La Haye Jousselin (equivalent of our King George), when, riding the Jacques Ortet-trained Saint Palois, he was beaten threequarters of a length into second by dual Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris second Shannon Rock. Ironically, given that this meeting has for some years been optimistically billed as the ‘International Jump Weekend’, only for France Galop this year to give up the unequal struggle and drop the ‘international’ part, a smattering of runners from across the Channel were attracted. And well done to Paul Nicholls’s Join Together. Facing Auteuil’s fearsome fences for the first time in the Haye Jousselin, he came home a distant last of six but still banked a cheque of £15,650 for his game owners.
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London’s Marathon out of this world
Assistant trainer Mikael Magnusson (inset) accompanied London Bridge to the US, where he won the Breeders’ Cup Marathon
It’s great to be able to brag about the recordequalling four British Breeders’ Cup wins, especially from a select team of just nine, contesting only seven races. However, there is a strong case to believe that London Bridge’s thrilling Breeders’ Cup Marathon triumph should be chalked up to Sweden. For, while London Bridge’s trainer, Jo Hughes, watched the race from a Swindon betting shop having broken off from dining at a local Chinese restaurant, the trip to California was masterminded by proud Swede and mattress entrepreneur, Mikael Magnusson, London Bridge’s former trainer who last year chose to go into semi-retirement and now acts as Hughes’s assistant. Magnusson still owns and lives at the Old Manor Stables in Lambourn and is very much hands on with his six horses, including London Bridge, who has re-crossed the Atlantic to serve quarantine before journeying to Australia to race for new owner, the fracking tycoon Paul Fudge. In fact, he is hands-on in every sense as he is a self-taught equine chiropractor. “It is my passion and it really helps horses, the results are immediate,” Magnusson said. No stone was left unturned in planning London Bridge’s California sortie. The son of
Arch is bred to go well on dirt but it took a leap of faith to aim so high with a horse who, less than five months earlier, won a Brighton handicap off a mark of 64. London Bridge was equipped with both cheekpieces and special quarter horse shoes for the first time as he outstayed some stamina-deficient local rivals to land the Grade 2 prize under Mike Smith.
his fortune from mattresses, made out of a special foam developed by NASA” The victory was a culmination of a lifetime in racing for 65-year-old Magnusson and came almost 35 years after he first started training at Taby in Stockholm. The highlight of his time there was his association with a horse called Startrack, who won nine consecutive races for
him and was voted Swedish Horse of the Year in 1984. The success of his business meant that he had to give up training for approaching 15 years – it was only after he had relocated to England to oversee the company’s flotation on the stock market that he was able to get going again at the end of 2002. But the story of the remarkable triumph of London Bridge is as nothing compared to the tale of how Magnusson, a boy who was, in his own words, “useless at school in Sweden; more likely to be at the racetrack than in the classroom”, made his fortune from mattresses. For, in partnership with his step-brother Dag Landvik, Magnusson realised the therapeutic potential of a mattress made out of a special foam first developed by NASA to cushion astronauts from the G-forces of take-off and landing. With Magnusson’s sales knowhow and Landvik’s technical nous, Tempura mattresses grew to become a global brand. Magnusson has sold his stake in the business and is no longer involved, but his son, Christian, is a still a senior executive and Magnusson says: “The company is now the biggest mattress manufacturer in the world, something I am very proud of.” THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER
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AROUND THE GLOBE THE WORLDWIDE RACING SCENE
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$11,311,108. Javier Castellano led with more than $23.1 million. While the New York-based Castellano rides frequently, Stevens has been selective. He had 359 rides for the year to November 6, compared to 1,438 for Castellano. The milestone win by Stevens featured in a fantastic meeting for Europe’s runners. There were 16 in action and five won: London Bridge (Marathon), Outstrip (Juvenile Turf), Chriselliam (Juvenile Fillies’ Turf), Dank (Filly & Mare Turf) and Magician (Turf). London Bridge, a three-year-old New Yorkbred, won three races in a two-week period in June, including a £2,951 handicap at Brighton. He earned $275,000 for the Marathon victory. The Juvenile Fillies’ Turf confirmed that Chriselliam’s 28-1 win in the Fillies’ Mile at Newmarket was no fluke. She powered away to win by two and a half lengths, providing a first Breeders’ Cup win for trainer Charlie Hills and jockey Richard Hughes. For owners Willie Carson and Chris Wright (the third owner is Emily Asprey), there was a sense of redemption in the result. Carson was aboard Dayjur when the speedster jumped a shadow in the 1990 Breeders’ Cup Sprint, losing narrowly to Safely Kept, while music mogul Wright sent his top-class filly Culture Vulture to two Breeders’ Cups in the early 1990s, only to suffer heavy defeats on both occasions.
Gary Stevens is delighted – and relieved – after winning the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Mucho Macho Man, trained by Kathy Ritvo (above)
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early ten months to the day after Gary Stevens ended a seven-year retirement, the 50-year-old jockey did something for the first time at Santa Anita on November 2 – he rode the winner of the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic. The Hall of Fame rider had ridden in the race 14 times – from 1988 to 2003 – before retiring in 2005. Mucho Macho Man’s thrilling nose win over the three-year-old Will Take Charge ended 25 years of frustration. “I thought I would never win a Breeders’ Cup Classic,” Stevens said. “I had been so close so many times; I figured it just wasn’t meant to be.” In his career, Stevens has won three runnings of each of the American Triple Crown races – the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes – including this year’s Preakness with Oxbow. The best he had done in the Breeders’ Cup Classic was three second-place finishes. “It’s sweet to go all these years and not have won it, and then have seven years off and come back with a horse like this for these people,” he said. “It’s just so cool, man!” Mucho Macho Man was 4-1 second choice, but the win was so popular it was easy to think he was favourite. The cleverly-named five-yearold by Macho Uno was third in the 2011 Kentucky Derby when the American sports world first learned about trainer Kathy Ritvo. Based in Florida, Ritvo, 44, underwent heart transplant surgery in 2008. She is married to former jockey Tim Ritvo, who quit training in 2010 to become President of Gulfstream Park in Florida. Tim Ritvo turned Mucho Macho Man over to his wife when he switched careers. Mucho Macho Man, who was second to Fort Larned in the 2012 Breeders’ Cup Classic, lost his first three starts of 2013 before being sent to California in September. He thrived on the West Coast, winning the Grade 1 Awesome Again Stakes in September, the first time Stevens was aboard. In the Classic, Stevens gave Mucho Macho Man a patient ride, waiting to the turn before taking the lead. The finish was one of the most thrilling in the race’s 30 runnings. By the end of the weekend, Stevens showed just why he’d made a comeback in January. On November 1, he guided the three-year-old filly Beholder to her biggest win in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff. For Stevens, it was his first win in a Breeders’ Cup race since War Chant won the 2000 Mile at Churchill Downs. Until November 6, Stevens ranked tenth among American riders with 2013 earnings of
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AROUND THE GLOBE
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Hugely popular win for Waterhouse The sign held up on the public side of the mounting yard at Flemington on Melbourne Cup day proved pertinent: ‘This means everything to everyone in Oz’. Little argument pre-race; certainly none after it from the Victoria Racing Club, favourite backers and trainer Gai Waterhouse’s supporters, be they racing fans or not. The only win in this A$6 million Cup that could have topped Waterhouse’s breakthrough success with Fiorente would have been Bart Cummings’ 13th triumph, but unfortunately for the ailing maestro (who now trains in partnership with grandson James Cummings), his one final acceptor, Precedence, was stranded as number 25 when the final 24 were declared. The Waterhouse win, brilliantly plotted over the whole two-mile trip of Australia’s greatest race by Damien Oliver, underlined her position as the Queen of the Australian Turf. The VRC, media and punters bowed to a
Club, media and punters bowed to a success richly deserved after three seconds” success richly deserved after three seconds, including Fiorente’s after he was parachuted in from Sir Michael Stoute’s stable last year, and a policy to match Lloyd Williams’s plan of sourcing runners from Europe. Williams, Australia’s biggest spender on Cup prospects, had six runners but the best he could do was sixth with, ironically, locally-bred Fawkner. His imported purchases finished 12th (Seville), 13th (Sea Moon), 15th (Mourayan), 18th (Masked Marvel) and 21st (Green Moon, last year’s winner who pulled up lame). Of course, Williams is not the only one spending overseas as the European flavour becomes increasingly de rigueur. Australian purchases at the recent Tattersalls Horses In Training Sale illustrates this. Fiorente aside, the best of past buys was Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock’s Dandino, who backed up his Caulfield Cup
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Trainer Gai Waterhouse follows Fiorente and Damien Oliver after their Cup triumph
second with a storming fifth – his late-race sectionals were second only to Fiorente as, for the second year in a row, Ryan Moore found himself with too much to do in the straight. Moore’s mount last year, Mount Athos, was fifth. This year trainer Luca Cumani and owner Marwan Koukash insisted their new Aussie jockey Craig Williams ride Mount Athos closer to the pace and, after working just a touch too hard to ensure a good position, he couldn’t withstand Fiorente and the Ed Dunlop-trained outsider Red Cadeaux. On his ‘Zimmer-frame tour’ – Dunlop’s amusing reference to the third visit by the ageing warrior – Red Cadeaux had his second runner-up finish. Michael Owen’s Brown Panther in eighth was brave and bloodied (superficial leg cuts), while Sheikh Fahad’s 2011 winner Dunaden found a third try beyond him and in 11th missed by three-quarters of a length on paying his way, as the VRC pays $125,000 down to tenth. Godolphin, having suggested Royal Empire was the right horse to bring Sheikh Mohammed’s Cup dream to fruition, have to wait at least another year, finishing 14th this time.
The saddest story, however, was Verema’s, the Aga Khan’s well-fancied mare breaking a cannon bone and having to be put down. As fervently as the VRC hopes Lady Gai’s breakthrough brings even more coverage and kudos to the race, just as passionately it wants the Aga Khan, and the French in general, to keep coming to back up the club’s claim it is “the race the world now wants”. Damien Oliver proved to be the jockey Waterhouse and Fiorente’s connections wanted. They sacked regular rider Nash Rawiller in a winning move and one that showed what a difference a year can make. ‘Ollie’ was criticised for his ride on Americain in the 2012 Cup and at carnival’s end was disqualified for ten months on a betting charge relating to a different race. Quizzed after this third Cup victory, Oliver said he had served his time for committing the crime and would not revisit the matter for the media. Waterhouse, as pragmatic as most in racing, said: “Didn’t he ride him a treat? I think it [choosing Oliver] was the crux. I think it was what won us the Cup.” THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER
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AP McCOY: WINNER 4,000
HISTORY Rarely can a midweek fixture have witnessed as much expectation and emotion as the day AP McCoy won his 4,000th race over jumps Photos George Selwyn
hey came with the hope of witnessing a slice of history and the man on whose shoulders that responsibility lay did not let his public down. Even AP McCoy had to admit that riding his 4,000th winner over jumps was an achievement to be proud of. McCoy’s effort on Mountain Tunes, in a novices’ hurdle at Towcester on November 7, exhibited precisely why this tough-as-teak Ulsterman is so admired by professionals and punters alike – from what looked a hopeless situation he emerged triumphant using a combination of strength and skill. That the rider accomplished his remarkable feat for JP McManus and Jonjo O’Neill, his main backers, in front of wife Chanelle and children Eve and Archie, made the result even sweeter. The plaudits came thick and fast after this latest milestone in McCoy’s career, one which has, to date, yielded 18 leading jockey titles, three Champion Hurdles, two Cheltenham Gold Cups and one Grand National. Yet, away from the Grade 1 days, premier tracks and headline meetings, McCoy is no less determined to pass the winning post in front. That is the mark of an outstanding professional and sportsman.
AP McCoy looks pensive before going out to ride Mountain Tunes in the 2m5f Weatherbys Novices’ Hurdle at Towcester on November 7
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AP McCOY: WINNER 4,000 Mountain Tunes is settled towards the rear of the 11-runner field; the two leaders look to be clear but McCoyâ€™s mount jumps the last with a chance
To the delight of both jockey and crowd, Mountain Tunes passes the post in front after a trademark never-say-die effort from his rider â€“ 4,000 winners for AP McCoy!
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AP McCOY: WINNER 4,000
Towcester’s racegoers celebrate a landmark as the 18-time champion jockey returns to the winner’s enclosure on the Jonjo O’Neill-trained JP McManus-owned hurdler
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AP McCOY: WINNER 4,000 Mission accomplished: after a hectic few days on the racecourse, McCoy enjoys a rare moment of calm with three-month-old son Archie Peadar
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TALKING TO... CARTER CARNEGIE
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CARTER After a decade with the Breeders’ Cup, Carter Carnegie has been recruited to market British racing around the globe; it’s a role that requires fresh ideas but also recognition of tradition By Tim Richards • Photos George Selwyn
he respected US journalist, Ray Paulick, said that you were the most impressive Breeders’ Cup executive he had seen in 20 years. So what can British racing expect from Carter Carnegie? I want people to think of Great British Racing International (GBRI) as an engine to promote international growth and to be aware that we are designed to support all the different segments of the industry. Though I must stress that we are still putting a business plan together. It’s been fascinating discovering all the various parts that make British racing work. In my 13 years as a sports marketer involved with horseracing, I have always considered it to be one of the few global sports that share a global fan base through their common passion – breeding and watching the thoroughbred. There is something especially exciting about witnessing the fastest from different countries competing against each other. Can you explain exactly what your duties and goals are as the International Executive of Great British Racing International (GBRI)? First, it has to be said the British racing industry has been very forward thinking in developing GBRI and understanding that we need an international presence to improve relations between the different jurisdictions. GBRI is a resource looking outside the borders to see how it can improve racing internationally and, as a result, benefit the sport domestically. GBRI will specifically identify economic activities and
promotional opportunities outside the UK that will enhance British racing. We are based in the BHA offices in London and, personally, my role is to be very visible outside the UK, throughout the world of breeding, sales and racing. What attracted you to take the job in British racing and how much do you know about the sport here? I have always recognised Britain as the centre of excellence for the sport. Modern thoroughbred racing comes from Britain and that makes me very proud when I consider that I am leading a team from inception to define how Britain positions itself on the international stage. That is individually challenging. I have spent the last few months meeting with the ROA, RCA and other organisations that make up the core of our sport. It is a learning curve for me, understanding all the different pieces that make British racing function. Did you grow up watching British racing and what are your earliest memories? I grew up in Paris and my earliest introductions to the sport came at Longchamp, Deauville and Chantilly. My first visit to a British racecourse was in 1988 when my father took me to Epsom to watch Kahyasi win the Derby. I was 16 and it was a special time with my father. It is always a day I will look back on, not forgetting that it was my introduction to British racing. I’ll never forget having to wear a morning suit and that, together with all the pageantry and tradition, left a lasting impression on a 16-year-old American.
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CARTER CARNEGIE Carnegie chatting to John Gosden at this year’s Breeders’ Cup, and the race that made a lasting impression on him – the 1988 Derby won by Kahyasi
There is already massive investment from the Middle East in British bloodstock. How do you go about securing even more, and which other parts of the world are you looking at? We have to generate awareness of the excellent product we have. I can see more investment from the Middle East; Qatar has been getting heavily involved and there are other individuals wishing to race here, so I can envisage the Middle East involvement growing. There are opportunities in Britain for lots of people, be they American, South American or other Europeans. It takes a very special individual looking for that specific attraction; the prestige, the history and the level of competition. Anywhere there is racing we need to make sure they recognise Britain as a centre of excellence. We must become their destination when they go shopping for bloodstock or wish to race. Will you be developing any strategies with the UK sales companies to attract more international business? We want to help them develop more trade between different countries and assist them in what they are already accomplishing. I am intrigued by Goffs’ new London sale to be held at Kempton Park the day before Royal Ascot next June and if we can be of any help we’ll be
“I respect the fact that Royal Ascot has no race sponsorship but you must compromise to do more business”
there. Tattersalls are a global leader and doing a fantastic job attracting people internationally to buy at the high end and the middle market. You served ten years with the Breeders’ Cup, including latterly as senior Vice-President. Did you have a similar role there and does British racing offer more opportunities for investors than the sport in America? My role is different; at the Breeders’ Cup I was very commercially focused, developing its sponsorship/partnership platform and after that internationalising the event. The similarities between the two jobs are racing and the international scene, but I am not looking to duplicate what I did at the Breeders’ Cup.
Any sport offers opportunities for sponsors if you can create the right openings for the interested parties. You have to find companies that do business in the UK that will benefit from exposure in racing; we’ll be reaching out to their budgets. I want to see more commercial partners associated with racing here. At present there is no race sponsorship at Royal Ascot. Is this something you can see changing and will British racing have to sacrifice some aspects of tradition in order to appeal more to global investors? It is not my place to tell the Royal Ascot Authority what to do with their meeting. I have great respect for the fact that there is no sponsorship associated with Royal Ascot. There are other sporting events in the world that do not have commercial partners that are either tied to the event or are very visible, including the Masters in golf, where there is no sponsorship on course, and the Olympics, when you don’t see sponsors around the Olympic venues. You have to keep a very strong balance between tradition and change; tradition is an important part of racing in Britain. But you have to give up certain elements of what you do if other people want to do business with you; there must be compromise. THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER
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CARTER CARNEGIE these sports and bringing them to a level where ordinary people could participate. We call it grassroots marketing. British racing relies heavily on sponsorship from bookmakers and Middle East-backed breeding operations and companies. How easy is it to find other sources of investment? We need to find other mainstream brands; there is a big element between fashion and racing, for example, or even motor companies and racing. They are categories that can be explored. We need to be able to show them the value of an association with racing and that would grow their business. What makes British racing so attractive to foreign investment? From an owner’s standpoint it is the mystique, tradition, prestige, glamour and the association with the Royal family. All those elements put together, plus the fact that people who go racing in Britain genuinely care about the sport and the horse.
You’ve talked about working with stakeholders to “unlock more value for potential commercial partners”. What does that mean in layman’s terms? We often treat sponsorship in a very traditional way, which is a name on the race, banners around the racecourse etc. It can be very onedimensional. What I mean by “unlocking value” is that there are a lot of other things that make British racing appealing and if we can deliver them to clients they will find more value in the sport. For example, the number of people who attend British tracks is fairly large and if you want to reach a mass market there is a real opportunity. If you want to reach high networth individuals, racing offers that in more ways than any other sporting activity in Britain. It is more than just showing sponsors’ banners; it’s getting the product in people’s hands and communicating directly with them, at the same time recognising that the race fan is supporting a real passion and, therefore, identifying with the investment those sponsors are making, and in return buying their products. We must improve the dialogue between the sponsor and the consumer. You have been involved with both the NBA (National Basketball Association) THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER
and NFL (National Football League) in America. What work did you do with these sports and how successful were you? I worked for a company called Street Ball Partners International, who had relationships with the NBA and the NFL and we were involved in grassroots events. We went to different cities in the US and around the world and I took on the staging of different events in Germany, Italy, Portugal and Israel. It was taking
There has been talk that the Breeders’ Cup is not the championship event it used to be. Is it suffering from overseas competition? I don’t think it is the Breeders’ Cup going down; it is everyone else coming up and creating new opportunities. We have to collaborate more internationally, learn to compromise and create a better calendar to provide owners, racing’s most important stakeholders, with the opportunity to capitalise on a good horse internationally. Why shouldn’t it be possible to run at Ireland’s showcase finale (planned for 2014), followed by the Arc, then Champions’ Day, the Breeders’ Cup, and perhaps even Japan and Hong Kong? Creating a better calendar is a very noble aspiration but there would need to be a lot of discussion and agreement.
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Perfect meal… my mother’s shepherd’s pie, the ultimate comfort food
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My weakness is… starting the morning with a Diet Coke
Best horse I have seen… it has to be Frankel
I am annoyed by… people who do not finish their thoughts
Racing has taught me… the most commonsense ideas are the hardest to implement
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FORCES Stallion syndication is nowhere near as prevalent as it was several decades ago, but recent high-profile examples prove the practice is still welcomed by breeders Words Julian Muscat
Its return in the upper echelons of the business has been partially driven by the competition any stallion aspirant faces from the game’s aforementioned behemoths. The latter’s broodmare bands are of sufficient size to support any newcomer but the same is not true of smaller, elite outfits. “In this day and age you need numbers on your side,” says the Queen’s bloodstock and racing advisor John Warren, who syndicated Al Kazeem, “and the Queen was keen to invite the
“There was plainly
an appetite to secure annual berths at the court of two top-class racehorses” bloodstock industry to take a part of Al Kazeem.” Warren opted for a 100-share syndicate entitling each shareholder to one breeding right annually, whereas Nathaniel was essentially syndicated into 50 shares, each of which came with two breeding rights. Warren had syndicated Motivator along such lines in 2005. “We decided on the 100-share syndicate because we felt some breeders didn’t need two breeding rights each year,” Warren says. “It was easier that way, and by being less expensive per share it broadened the shareholder base.” Despite some high-profile additions to the breeding community over the last decade, very few stallion prospects could confidently be
l Kazeem is the second high-profile stallion prospect to be syndicated within the last 12 months. As they did with Nathaniel before him, breeders seized on the opportunity to take equity in Sandringham’s new resident. No fewer than 100 shares in Al Kazeem were dispersed inside two weeks – and that during the hectic round of yearling sales at Tattersalls in October, which preoccupied most breeders. There was plainly an appetite to secure annual berths at the court of two top-class racehorses with beguiling pedigree credentials. In Nathaniel’s case, that translated to a firstseason book of 148 mares with a fertility rate in excess of 90%. It’s as firm a foundation as any young stallion could wish for. And Al Kazeem is heading the same way: there are several duplications within the shareholder ranks, both of which read like a Who’s Who of the breeding industry. Previously commonplace, the syndication of leading stallion prospects has been a rare phenomenon of late. In the pre-Maktoum era stallions were routinely syndicated into 40 shares, which largely represented the size of their annual book of mares. The process offered breeders the opportunity to share in that stallion’s fortunes. Just as importantly, it guaranteed shareholders annual access to a successful stallion at a time when 40mare books would not remotely cater for overall demand. That went west with increased stallion activity. Fertile stallions today breed to four times that number of mares. Breeders have access to all but the elite sires, and with both the Maktoums and Coolmore prepared to underwrite the commercial risk on their own, syndication lapsed.
syndicated into 100 shares. Yet Al Kazeem, a magnificent physical specimen, sold himself on the back of a stellar racing season. A winning two-year-old at Newbury, Al Kazeem progressed to exalted heights over four seasons in Roger Charlton’s care, culminating in his triple Group 1 strike, the last two in the Prince of Wales’s and Eclipse Stakes. Both those races were over ten furlongs and Al Kazeem had clock-watchers drooling. His Royal Ascot defeat of Mukhadram was gained in a time bettered just once in the last 35 renewals of the Prince of Wales’s Stakes. Equally, since 1960, only Sea The Stars has posted a faster winning time in the Eclipse at Sandown, where Al Kazeem routed Declaration Of War. THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER
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Triple Group 1 winner Al Kazeem embarks on his career at the Royal Studs with solid industry backing
The Al Kazeem shareholders
Those performances ensured that no horse in the world bettered his 124 rating in the tenfurlong turf category on the World Thoroughbred Rankings. Yet performance is only one part of the Al Kazeem equation. A son of piping-hot sire Dubawi out of a Darshaan mare, Al Kazeem is free of the ubiquitous blood of Sadler’s Wells, Danehill and their respective clans. “That was a huge help in syndicating him,” Warren admits. “He sits beautifully on a page with those outstanding sires from Northern Dancer’s male line. “You have to be very selective when syndicating horses at the higher end,” Warren continues. “I’m also guessing that Dubawi will
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says Newsells Park Stud General Manager Julian Dollar. “The horse has the support of many of Europe’s top breeders and that quality is going to make a massive difference. “Because Nathaniel is syndicated we already have 70 to 80 mares locked in to his second book, and we are expecting him to attract more quality mares as a result of his first book. The good thing is that people saw the opportunity to be part of something successful. The potential benefits for them are huge.” Newsells Park is also among the shareholders in Al Kazeem. “He fits our broodmare band,” Dollar says. “You can send most mares to him, and we also feel it is important for Her Majesty to have a stallion like him.” Asked if that had influenced Newsells’ decision, Dollar replies: “We are trying to run a business here. As much as we all want the Queen to do well, it has to be the right horse. We feel Al Kazeem has a lot going for him.” It’s hard to dispute the sound mechanics behind syndicating horses of such calibre. A form of collective is at work: ‘smaller’ stallion studs are aligning with the breeding industry’s cream in the hope they can all share the fruits of success. However, this resonance extends only to the few stallion prospects not already in the hands of the big players. “The horse has to be what they call ‘sexy’, and it must be attractively priced,” Dollar maintains. “If a breeder isn’t sure, he is unlikely to buy a share. He might use the horse in his first year and then wait and see what happens. If you set the wrong share price the stallion will go cold even before you start.” A seven-year gap punctuated the syndications
be very hard to get into now. That ticks another box for Al Kazeem. “As it is, the shares have attracted a diverse selection of breeders with mares that can make a stallion, which is very important. They will support him for three years and hopefully they will end up with a valuable asset.” The early signs are promising. Barely had the syndication process closed before Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani committed three suitors for which he paid $10 million at auction: Nathaniel’s three-parts sister Changing Skies, dual Breeders’ Cup heroine Mizdirection and Grade 1 winner Shotgun Gulch. Meanwhile, the Warrens’ Highclere Stud has committed Regal Parade and Entifaadha’s dam Model Queen, while the Queen herself is sending Memory, winner of the Queen Mary and Cherry Hinton Stakes. Night Frolic, dam of Bonfire and Joviality, is also booked, as is Ask’s dam Request, together with half-sisters to Dar Re Mi and Attraction. Al Kazeem’s syndication required breeders to pay £60,000 per share, which values the horse at around £6 million. It is an investment unencumbered by the natural financial ceiling governing stallions with less promising credentials; Dubawi’s £100,000 covering fee for 2014 is ample evidence of that. One year from now, shareholders will be happy if they can reflect on a collective effort to match Nathaniel’s current status. The son of Galileo was syndicated for £130,000 per share (two annual breeding rights) and covered a book as glittering as it was ample at Newsells Park Stud. The book embraced no fewer than 120 mares of Group or stakes calibre. “It has been a fantastic year for Nathaniel,”
is syndicated we already have 70 to 80 mares locked in to his second book” Stanley has stood syndicated stallions at Stanley House, among them Vettori and Inchinor, both of which traded profitably for shareholders. He has seen the business change immensely in the last 25 years, but syndication still appeals in specific circumstances. “As a shareholder, you share both the pain and the gain,” he says. “We took shares in Nathaniel and Al Kazeem partly because we feel there is the chance of a significant upside with both horses. “Against that, it’s not easy to syndicate a less
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Julian Dollar: expecting more support
of Motivator and Nathaniel. That alone indicates how rarely the opportunity arises, yet for outfits like Newsells and Sandringham, the concept of sharing equity works. “If you are not a powerhouse you do need to look at the benefits of syndication,” says Peter Stanley, who runs Newmarket’s Stanley House Stud and its sister property New England Stud. “There is a good case for it but the key is that shares must be attractively priced and you must want to use the horse over the long term.”
Shareholders in the Nathaniel syndicate bought two breeding rights for £130,000
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“The Queen was keen to make sure breeders could own equity in Al Kazeem,” says Her Majesty’s Racing Manager John Warren
>> valuable, less obviously-attractive horse. Having
the Maktoum and Juddmonte stallions is an attractive option for breeders and that has meant there is less of a requirement for the corner-shop type of stallion stud.” The decline in syndication beneath premierleague stallion prospects is lamented by Dena Arstall, who breeds from a handful of mares annually. Arstall has seen both sides of the coin: she profited from joining the Namid and Bahamian Bounty syndicates but saw the flip side with Mister Baileys, whose recovery from a near-fatal attack of grass sickness left him with fertility problems. Owning stallion shares appeals to Arstall, who does not breed for the commercial market. It affords small breeders the chance to exercise their judgement. A successful call on a stallion prospect yields the option of cashing in or guaranteed use of that stallion over his lifetime. “If I had black-type mares I would undoubtedly have bought a share in Nathaniel,” she says. “It was the same with Motivator when he retired, although in his case I was able to use him twice.” Arstall’s priority is to maximise the potential in her mares through the racecourse exploits of their progeny. She went to Motivator primarily because she believed in him, but also because the syndicate was replete with successful breeders. Should Motivator’s profile have benefited from such patronage, she could always sell her yearling if she chose.
She did that with yearlings by Bahamian Bounty when that stallion’s stock rose, reaping dividends of 80,000gns and 40,000gns. “Because I’m not a commercial breeder I often wait to use a stallion in his third or fourth year, when demand can falter,” Arstall continues. “I don’t think there is enough choice of sire in the £6,000-£10,000 range in Britain. I would like to see more syndication of this type of stallion.
“The feedback was
that the shareholders very much wanted to support the Queen’s initiative” “I believe in the concept of shareholders, but I only ever use a stallion because I like him. Of course it’s very welcome when you make money on a share, as I did when Namid was sold, but from my perspective it’s all about what’s best for my mare.” Arstall and her ilk have less opportunity in Britain to invest in stallion shares at their level as a result of significantly larger stallion books. Access to such stallions is all but assured, while
stallion masters standing them can ‘get out’ financially much quicker than of yore. So much so, indeed, that the numbers game has become a key facet within the breeding business. It applies right across the board, even to horses like Al Kazeem. “We didn’t need to syndicate Al Kazeem,” Warren says, “but the Queen was keen to make sure breeders could own equity in him. She was plucky enough to take the plunge and buy the horse, and the feedback I got was that all the shareholders very much wanted to support her initiative. “They know she represents our industry in such a way that it sends out a really strong message to racing as a whole. It might even help to focus attention on issues like improving prize-money. It can only benefit the sport.” Motivator stood at Sandringham until his relocation to France this time last year. He remains the property of the original syndicate, which decided he was a more natural fit with the rhythms of racing in France. He also has access to a new pool of breeders in that country, all of which may help him reverse the tide of injuries and bad luck that afflicted his early innings. Given a smoother early passage through his stallion life, Al Kazeem may yet elevate Sandringham to the heights it last scaled when Shirley Heights was in residence three decades ago. In that event, the 34 other individual shareholders, named on the opening spread, will also be raising a cup. THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER
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SIXTIES ICON GALILEO ex LOVE DIVINE (Diesis) Fee: £8,500 SLF (inc. Vet & Boarding. Payment terms available)
LEADING BRITISH & IRISH SIRES 2012 – 2013 In order of percentage of winners to runners Sire
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OASIS DREAM 65.05% AUSSIE RULES 63.53% HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR 62.43% SIR PERCY 58.65% DARK ANGEL 58.44% PIVOTAL 58.09% DANSILI 56.66% SHAMARDAL 56.10% DUTCH ART 55.91% DOYEN 55.75% CLODOVIL 54.93% CHOISIR 54.23% KHELEYF 54.20% GALILEO 54.04% KYLLACHY 53.90% TEOFILO 53.71% ACCLAMATION 53.56% KODIAC 53.53% FOOTSTEPSINTHESAND 53.46% Minimum of 20 runners. Statistics supplied by Hyperion Promotions Ltd. Results received to 6th November.
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BREEDERS’ DIGEST By EMMA BERRY, Bloodstock Editor
Our extended bloodstock coverage this month includes:
• Overview of the key sales in Britain, Ireland, France and America – pages 65-73 • Stallion profitability tables: who fared best at the yearling sales? – pages 75-78 • The Caulfield Files: the increasingly important legacy of El Prado – pages 80-81
Should they stay then off they go D
epending on your racing preference, it’s either a time of the year to hunker down and long for the start of the Dubai Carnival as the next bout of meaningful action on the Flat or it’s time to swathe yourself in tweed and rejoice that the big-name jumpers are now back out in force. And for those of us who swing both ways (in a racing sense) this time of the year is more exciting than Christmas morning, with top-class action having been coming thick and fast under both codes. Peter Moody’s us-and-them rant about the proliferation of ‘third-rate’ British stayers in Australia’s best longer-distance races is unlikely to dampen the ardour of those who make the pilgrimage from the southern hemisphere to Tattersalls for the Horses-in-Training Sale each autumn. Indeed, this year again they were out in force, with 2.5 million guineas spent on 23 thoroughbreds all now on their way to Australia – and to those add a sizeable number of private purchases throughout the year. The last two winners of the Melbourne Cup – Green Moon and Fiorente – were both secured in the latter manner from the stables of Harry Dunlop and Sir Michael Stoute respectively. While there’s a certain amount of national pride to be derived from horses born in Britain or Ireland heading around the world to advertise the superiority of our middledistance stock, there’s also some regret if, like me, you love nothing more than the type of tough stayers and dual-purpose prospects who are increasingly being lost to these shores.
interest expressed in him as a National Hunt stallion by at least one member of the jumping fraternity. It’s easy to see why. There’s no hotter sireline in the National Hunt ranks at present than that of Monsun, and the Ballymacoll Stud-bred Fiorente is out of a mare by another of the farm’s homebreds, Pilsudski, from the family of Coolmore’s young jumps stallion Mountain High (who, incidentally, sired AP McCoy’s 4,000th winner, Mountain Tunes). With most Australian breeders more focused on speed, Fiorente may yet find his way back to the northern hemisphere when he retires to stud, but the tide may be starting to turn in that regard and it has been encouraging to hear that Dynaformer’s son Americain, the 2012 Melbourne Cup winner, has been well supported in his first season at Adam Sangster’s Swettenham Stud in Victoria. As highlighted by Andrew Caulfield on page 80, however, there are no shortage of sons of Monsun currently standing under the National Hunt banner. Most famous of them all is Haras du Cercy resident Network, sire of the superb Sprinter Sacre, but unless you’re a member of the breeders’ co-operative that owns the stallion you can pretty much forget about sending him
a mare. Schiaparelli, Getaway and Arcadio are all standing in Britain and Ireland, and, as Andrew laments, Darley has released Shirocco from its ranks to stand alongside Presenting and Robin Des Champs at the Cashman family’s Glenview Stud, where he will be kept busy. Forward-thinking British National Hunt breeders made the most of Shirocco while he was still at Dalham Hall Stud and he had no shortage of representatives at the inaugural TBA National Hunt Foal Show at Bangor in July, including a section winner bred by Richard and Sally Aston. A high-class jumping mare to have visited Shirocco in his second season was Lady Cricket, who, among her 11 victories landed the Thomas Pink Gold Cup at Cheltenham in 2000 for David Johnson, who retained her as a broodmare. The result of that mating, now four and named Red Sherlock, was the fitting winner of the finale of that same meeting this year – his third consecutive bumper victory – bearing his mother’s colours for the family of his late owner/breeder, who died in July. He became the third of Lady Cricket’s offspring to earn jumping black type and her many fans can look forward to the exploits of Red Sherlock’s brothers in years to come as Lady Cricket has returned to Shirocco twice subsequently, producing two colts.
Flying the flag
Moody may have thought he was insulting our way of training in this country to say that Fiorente would have ended up as a steeplechaser had he stayed here, but Black Caviar’s trainer perhaps doesn’t fully appreciate the depth of passion for the winter game in this part of the world. Whether or not he would ever have been tried over the sticks is a moot point but prior to Fiorente’s departure for Gai Waterhouse’s stable there had certainly been
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Monsun’s grandson Bonfire was bought at Tattersalls for Gai Waterhouse
Alan Yuill Walker wished to mention in dispatches in his Breeder of the Month column other notable British-bred successes around the world. Lack of space prevented him from doing so in that forum so we will pay tribute here to those Alan had selected, who are George Strawbridge for Moonlight Cloud (Prix de la Foret), New England Stud and the Vela brothers for Maarek (Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp), and Tim Vestey for Seal Of Approval (Champion Fillies & Mares Stakes). An extra special mention must go to Ian and Emma Balding of Kingsclere Stud for not only breeding Side Glance, who landed the Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes on VRC Derby day at Flemington, but also for breeding his sire, Passing Glance, and his trainer, Andrew Balding. Quite an achievement.
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SALES CIRCUIT By CARL EVANS
A top tourist destination International appeal of British and Irish bloodstock remains strong at Tattersalls as only four of the 20 best-selling horses in training are sold to home-based interests
Tattersalls Horses-in-Training Sale
ong days and large numbers could not detract from a sense that this sale would again provide a wealth of notable future winners, predominantly overseas. That was in part borne out by events which followed soon after the last of the 1,088 horses made its way from the ring. The Melbourne Cup proved a triumph for European horses from a British-racing background, with the first five from this part of the world – and three of that quintet had been sold at Tattersalls at some point in their life – while the most valuable future jumper to change hands, the 380,000gns joint-sale topper Goodwood Mirage, was bought by Jonjo O’Neill, whose stable is enjoying a golden period. His subsequent Paddy Power Gold Cup triumph with Johns Spirit saw him move further clear in the British jumps trainers’ championship, though the season is still young. Goodwood Mirage provided one of the fairytale stories of the week, if not the British racing season, and also served as a reminder that many horses earn far more in the ring than can be gained chasing prize-money on the track. Bought for 27,000gns as a yearling on
Ouija Board’s first foal Voodoo Prince is off to Australia to be trained by Chris Waller
Tattersalls Horses-in-Training Sale Top lots
G Validus (Zamindar-Victoire Finale)
Price (gns) 380,000
Buyer Anthony Stroud Bloodstock
C Goodwood Mirage (Jeremy-Phantom)
Lower Coombe Stables
C Bremner (Manduro-Maggie Lou)
C Continuum (Dansili-Clepsydra)
C Refectory (Danehill Dancer-Akuna Bay)
F Victrix Ludorum (Invincible Spirit-Matikanehamatidori)
David Redvers Bloodstock
C Code of Honor (Zafeen-Verbal Intrigue)
Anthony Stroud Bloodstock
G Clon Brulee (Modigliani-Cloneden)
Anthony Stroud Bloodstock
G Greatwood (Manduro-Gaze)
McKeever B/s & Gai Waterhouse
G Disclaimer (Dansili-Novellara)
Five-year tale Year
Top Price (gns)
Alastair Donald signed for Bremner
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Tattersalls October Book 4 Sale Top lots Sex/Name/Breeding
Price (gns) 14,000
Buyer Bobby O’Ryan/Brendan Powell
F Moss Vale-Bijan
J R Best
C Spanish Moon-Big Day Today
C Cockney Rebel-Smart Red
C Hellvelyn-Once Removed
DBS Autumn HIT and Yearlings Sale
Guy Mulcaster was busy for Chris Waller
behalf of a syndicate based at Goodwood racecourse, the son of Jeremy won a maiden at two for John Dunlop and progressed under William Knight’s care this year to land a handicap at his eponymous track, a huge thrill for the syndicate. Despite that, he arrived at Tattersalls having earned little more than £23,000 in prize-money. Yet in the ring his global appeal was immediately apparent, as buyers from Hong Kong, the UAE and Australia showed their
C Thomas Hobson (Halling-La Spezia)
F Fig Roll (Bahamian Bounty-Cake) G Ardlui (Galileo-Epping Barbury)
H Kirk/W Mullins
G Let Me In (Pivotal-I Hearyou Knocking)
Inhurst Farm Stables
C (Phoenix Reach-Beat Seven)
Winterbeck Manor Stud
C Edge (Acclamation-Chanter)
G Double Double (Sakhee-Queen Sceptre)
G Darroun (Dalakhani-Darayka)
G Notable Graduate (Galileo-Market Slide)
Rosewell House Stables
C Excellent Puck (Excellent Art-Puck’s Castle)
Old Malthouse Stables
Comparative figures Year
Top Price (£)
interest, and O’Neill clubbed it out with Ireland’s big-spending trainer Willie Mullins. When the hammer came down the gathered handful of Goodwood Mirage’s former owners looked slightly bemused – they had cleverly turned down a £250,000 private offer a few weeks before the auction. Tattersalls can never guarantee the quality of horses each horses-in-training sale will produce, but it can entice purchasers from
sold for 380,000gns – his owners had rejected an offer of £250,000 before the auction”
Deirdre Johnston riding 98-rated Mister Impatience, another bound for Australia
home and abroad, and in that respect it did well once again. Australian buyers Laming Racing and Gai Waterhouse (buying through Johnny McKeever) – who trained Sir Michael Stoute’s former charge Fiorente to win the following week’s Melbourne Cup – both bought horses who appeared on the top-ten board, while Anthony Stroud and David THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER
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SALES CIRCUIT Loder, who source for the Dubai Carnival, are interested in horses with a BHA rating of around 100. They bought the other joint-sale topper, Validus – one of a small group of beauties that came to the ring from Luca Cumani’s Bedford House Stables – and secured three of the top ten lots, while Alastair Donald, buying for Hong Kong and Australia, took two. His contribution to the week’s 20,863,800gns turnover was largely predictable. That of Hampshire trainer Peter Hedger was not. With a total of 32 winners in the past five seasons in Britain, plus two over jumps, one would not expect Hedger to be buying a sixfigure horse, let alone one for 240,000gns, yet his purchase of Continuum on behalf of a new syndicate came with a strategy. A précis of Hedger’s explanation was: “They shut Folkestone, so I needed a horse to run at Ascot.” His boldness deserves success. Turnover for the week was on a par with last year, while the average rose 2%, but a bigger catalogue (73 extra horses were offered compared to 2012) saw the median pulled down by 9% and the clearance rate drop from a very healthy 90% to a still worthy 82%.
Tattersalls October Book 4 Sale Yearling sales have posted extraordinary figures during 2013, but there was always going to be a need for an outlet further down the scale. Hence Tattersalls extended its October Yearling Sale to a fourth book not seen since 2008. It was tacked on to the end of the Horsesin-Training auction and was a distinctly underwhelming affair, though future winners were undoubtedly lurking among the 37 horses who went through the ring, of which 25 found new homes. Top billing went to a Multiplex-sired filly who was knocked down to Bobby O’Ryan for 14,000gns. Liam and Jenny Norris from Hampshire’s Clairemont Stud were her breeders and vendors, and she will be going into training with Brendan Powell. This sale helped the auction’s aggregate to a sum of 115,700gns. The average achieved 4,628gns and the median 3,500gns.
DBS Autumn HIT and Yearlings Sale Finding an angle or slogan in a competitive marketplace is something that DBS does rather well, and so it was that ‘Jump To It’ was introduced into the company’s two-day Autumn Sales. An auction comprising a mix of horses-in-training and yearlings, the Jump To It section involved a cluster of Flat horses with the potential to make a career over hurdles and fences. >>
BAHAMIAN BOUNTY by Cadeaux Genereux - Clarentia
£8,500 (1st Oct SLF) “The 19 year old son of Cadeaux Genereux has become a model of consistency who rarely fails to throw up an above average juvenile” Racing Post 15.07.13 Sire of 17 winners from 48 two year old runners in 2013, including 5 Stakes winning/ placed 2 year olds: ANJAAL Won July Stakes Gr.2 CORAL MIST Won Firth of Clyde Stakes Gr.3 FIG ROLL Won Bet365 Empress Stakes L. Cool Bahamian 2nd Weatherbys Bank Stonehenge Stakes L. Eastern Impact 3rd Cantor Fitzgerald Equities National Stakes L. 2013 Tattersalls Yearling Sale average of 57,654gns.
Our flagship stallion continues to impress breeders year upon year. His book is limited and applications are currently being taken.
Four-time Flat winner Thomas Hobson led the way at the DBS Autumn Sales when achieving a price of £240,000
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It could be argued that such a move makes catalogue perusal easier for those seeking Flat horses who have shown the necessary stamina and ability to handle easy ground, although any agent worth their wages would go through an entire book regardless. However, the concept enjoyed a stellar moment – which must ensure its future for a year or two at least – when the progressive Flat handicapper Thomas Hobson emerged from it with a £240,000 price tag around his neck. Harold Kirk, the Ulsterman who acts for Willie Mullins, signed the buyers’ list for the son of Halling, who had won four of his previous five races for John Gosden, and, crucially, at 12 furlongs on soft ground. Unsurprisingly, DBS’s Managing Director Henry Beeby was quick to make the point that, given the right horse, his company can achieve big prices. Thomas Hobson’s sale could encourage other owners and trainers to consider DBS as an end-of-season outlet, and while there was a long drop to the next horse on the top-ten board, the Listed-winning, £55,000 filly Fig Roll, there were notable increases in the figures. The clearance rate went up from a modest 66% to 71%, turnover rose 23%, and the average and median climbed 30% and 12% respectively. Heading the yearling section was a Phoenix Reach colt consigned by Winterbeck Manor Stud and bought by William Huntingdon and Liam Norris for £30,000.
DICK TURPIN by Arakan - Merrily
Arqana October Yearlings Sale France’s excellent sequence of yearling sales was not let down at this event, which posted more gains, including a marked improvement in the clearance rate of 83%. A bigger catalogue meant a fourth day was added to the sale and it was no surprise the aggregate climbed, going up by 38%, but the increase in horses offered did not detract from the average and median marks, which rose by 6% and 9% respectively. Qatar’s rapid expansion into the world of European racing has been a feature of the past two seasons, but this sale provided a twist on the theme when Sheikh Joaan Al Thani, a brother of the country’s Emir, teamed up with his cousins – Qatar Racing’s Sheikhs Hamad, Fahad and Suhaim – to buy horses in partnership for the first time. During the first session they bought eight horses for €1,180,000. Only marginally less interesting was the spending by Sheikh Fahad’s father, Umm Qarn Racing’s Sheikh Abdullah, who also invested at the top end. However, at the head of the top-ten board was a familiar Coolmore influence, with Demi O’Byrne committing €320,000 for a colt by Mastercraftsman. His very popular and good-looking yearlings of 2012 did not let him down on the track this year when he became leading first-crop sire, his runners including Group 1 winner Kingston Hill. Lucien Urano’s Ecurie des Monceaux offered this youngster and enjoyed the kudos of becoming leading consignor by trading 26 horses for €1,715,000. Arqana Chairman Eric Hoyeau was more than happy to underline his company’s excellent yearling sale results this year – particularly in terms of the clearance rates – and they bode well for vendors of foals and mares in the forthcoming breeding stock sales.
£4,000 (1st Oct SLF) By ARAKAN, sire of impressive Goffs Vincent O’Brien National Stakes Gr.1 winning 2yo TOORMORE, Gr.3 winning 3yo SRUTHAN, and multiple Gr.2 & Gr.3 winner TRUMPET MAJOR, winner of the 2013 Bet365 Mile Gr.2. During an impressive career spanning 3 years; winner of two Gr.1 races; winner of four Gr.2 and Gr.3 level races, and placed in a further four Gr.1 contests. His first foals on both sides of the equator have been incredibly well received, strong and well balanced like their sire, with plenty of early ability.
LOOK OUT FOR HIS FIRST FOALS IN THE SALES RING THIS YEAR! Dick Turpin x Riccoche born 01/02/2013 photograhed at 7 months
Brightwells November Sale, Cheltenham Brightwells’ rapid development of business at Cheltenham was given a reality check at the company’s November Sale, yet it was hard to argue with another very good set of figures. The soaraway results achieved at the 2012 edition were always likely to prove difficult to beat, but an average mark in excess of £44,000 was still highly worthy and a sign that most pinhookers of a marketable young horse that wins a point-to-point, bumper or maiden hurdle has a
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Turnover was down by 35% despite a bigger catalogue, although £2,320,000 for an evening’s work was good business for the Herefordshire-based sales company, and they could quite rightly point out that you cannot tell from one year to the next what quality of horses will be attracted to a horses-in-training sale. They were deprived of a notable horse – a Grade 1-winning chaser, no less – when Kauto Stone was withdrawn, deemed not ready to go through a ring. He had performed poorly at Down Royal two weeks earlier, yet might have made a six-figure sum. Five horses still went through that barrier, although eight had done so in 2012. One element to a Brightwells Cheltenham sale that never seems to alter is the presence and financial clout of Warwickshire-based racehorse owner Roger Brookhouse, a man of few words but a ready smile and passion for jump racing. His outlay was down compared to 12 months earlier, but he still bought the top two horses when investing £200,000 on Neck Or Nothing, a bumper winner for Tom Hogan’s stable, and £180,000 on Irish point-to-point
“£2,320,000 for an
evening’s work was good business for the Herefordshire-based sales company” winner Some Buckle. Neck Or Nothing ran two days later in a Listed bumper at Cheltenham’s Open meeting and was unlucky to stumble and lose a prominent position at a woodchip crossing that seemed to catch several runners out during the meeting. Brookhouse’s The Liquidator, a £100,000 Brightwells’ Cheltenham purchase in April last year, had earlier hacked up in a Grade 2 novices’ hurdle for David Pipe. Dan Skelton is a newcomer to the training and buying ranks, yet his £90,000 purchase of bumper winner Herons Heir was notable because he was acting on behalf of Highclere Racing, the well-known Flat racing syndicate leaders who race a handful of jumpers – their patronage of Skelton is a telling sign of his rise. Jumping breezers are not quite so upwardly mobile, although Brightwells remains committed to giving them an outlet. These unraced horses were switched from the December to the November auction last year, and at this sale 26 were offered and 19 passed into new hands. The pick on price was a
Arqana October Yearlings Sale Top lots Sex/Breeding
C Mastercraftsman-Pertinence (Fasliyev)
Ecurie des Monceaux
320,000 Demi O’Byrne
F Galileo-Premiere Creation (Green Tune)
300,000 Al Shaqab/Qatar Racing
C Invincible Spirit-Maid To Believe (Galileo)
Haras du Mezeray
230,000 Umm Qarn Farm
F Invincible Spirit-Grenadia (Thunder Gulch)
220,000 Al Shaqab/Qatar Racing
F Duke Of Marmalade-Tipperary Honor (Highest Honor) Coulonces Consignment
195,000 Al Shaqab/Qatar Racing
F Astronomer Royal-America Nova (Verglas)
Reboursiere et de Montaigu 180,000 Broadhurst Agency
C Sea The Stars-Katyusha (Kingmambo)
Haras du Quesnay
180,000 Alban de Mieulle
C Duke Of Marmalade-May (Montjeu)
Ecurie des Monceaux
145,000 Imperial Bloodstock
Five-year tale Year
Top Price (€)
Brightwells November Sale, Cheltenham Top lots Name/Breeding
Neck Or Nothing (Intikhab-Nova)
Price (£) 200,000
Some Buckle (Milan-Miss Moppit)
Kayf Supreme (Kayf Tara-Sonnet Supreme)
The Grey Taylor (Royal Anthem-Penny Tan)
P Martin/S Gollings
Definitly Red (Definite Article-The Red Wench)
Herons Heir (Heron Island-Kyle Lamp)
Rossmore House Stables
Flinstone (Presenting-Sweet Liss)
Clondaw Banker (Court Cave-Freya Alex)
Five-year tale Year
Top Price (£)
Tattersalls Ireland November NH Sale Top lots Horse or Sex/Age/Breeding
C F (Yeats-Scandisk)
120,000 Ben Case
F F (Oscar-Stony View)
85,000 Ballinlea Stud
Belle Brook (Alderbrook-River Lodge)
85,000 T O'Keeffe
F F (Milan-Darbela)
Mill House Stud
78,000 John O'Byrne
Our Girl Salley (Carroll House-Lenmore Lisa)
75,000 T O'Keeffe
C F (Martaline-Mille Et Une)
72,000 John O'Byrne
G Y (Presenting-Dare To Venture)
70,000 John O'Byrne
C F (Robin des Champs-Sweet Poli)
70,000 Philip Dempsey
Five-year tale Year
Top Price (€)
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SALES CIRCUIT £40,000 three-year-old son of Layman bought by Tom Malone. Matt Mitchell, who heads the sales company’s bloodstock division, conceded that breezers in the £30,000 to £60,000 price bracket face stiff competition from horses of similar age who have shown form, but said the sale’s overall figures had consolidated the auction’s place in the early part of the jumping season.
Tattersalls Ireland November NH Sale Just a few days before Hurricane Fly recorded his 17th Grade 1 success over hurdles his three-parts foal brother had made headlines at Fairyhouse. Offered by Frank Motherway’s Yellowford Farm at Ireland’s biggest sale of jumping weanlings, he was knocked down for €120,000 to Ben Case on behalf of Lady Jane Grosvenor. It was the best price for a foal at this auction since Ireland’s pre-financial collapse days of 2007. That year was also recalled when this six-day auction of foals, yearlings and mares reached a conclusion, for the aggregate of €10,900,000 was the best since then and a rise of 35% on 2012. It should be noted, however, that the catalogue was 21% bigger, and while it is a free world and breeders can choose how many mares they breed from, a surplus of National Hunt foals created by some wonderful sales results further up the chain at store and in-training sales will do the industry few favours. For now it seems to be managing the numbers, for the average went up by 4% and the median by 6%. Motherway’s foal by Yeats – bred from the mare Scandisk, whom he bought for €63,000 at this auction four years ago – was the pinnacle, but a Presenting gelding also caused a ripple when, at €70,000, he achieved the best price by a yearling for six years. Conversely, the demand for jumping mares from which to breed the future stars remains ‘selective’ to use the adjective of Roger Casey, the sales company’s Managing Director. Belle Brook, carrying a Milan foal, headed this section when sold to Treasa O’Keeffe for €85,00 >>
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£4,500 (1st Oct SLF) SIRE OF 23 WINNERS FROM 57 TWO YEAR OLD RUNNERS IN 2013 AND A WINNERS/RUNNERS STRIKE RATE OF 40% WITH HIS EUROPEAN 2YO’S. RACING POST 7.11.13 VENTURA MIST Won Totepool 2yo Trophy, L.; 3rd Firth of Clyde Stakes, Gr.3; 2nd Bet365 Empress Stakes, L. Lilbourne Lass 3rd St Hugh’s Stakes, L., and winner of over £68,000 Al Muthana 2nd Prix de Cabourg Jockey Club de Turquie Gr.3 2013 Doncaster Premier Sale yearling averages of over 5 times his 2011 stud fee, and sire of 3 Lots selling for more than 10 times his 2011 stud fee: Lot 201: ex Sheer Indulgence, sold for £100,000 Lot 340: ex Ashes, sold for £100,000 Lot 248: ex Talampaya, sold for £80,000
“We’ve been lucky with the sire – Lilbourne Lass has won 3 this year and Auld Burns won the Tattersalls Sales Race for us; and this colt is the best physical specimen we’ve seen all day”.
Ross Doyle, EBN 28.08.13, purchaser of Lot 201
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Hurricane Fly’s three-parts brother sold for €120,000
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Buyers from home and away spread the joy in Lexington Fasig-Tipton and Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sales
The Kentucky fall mixed sales in Lexington, which ran for two weeks after Breeders’ Cup weekend at Santa Anita in California and featured the winners of the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint Groupie Doll, and the Turf Sprint, Mizdirection, cumulatively grossed $271,048,000, leaving plenty of smiles on the faces of sales executives and consignors at Fasig-Tipton and Keeneland. The sheer wealth on hand five years after the global economic downturn was staggering. Between Fasig-Tipton’s lone session at Newtown Paddocks on November 4, and the two sessions of Keeneland’s Book 1 across town on Tuesday and Wednesday, a total of 38 – 24 at Fasig-Tipton and 14 at Keeneland – broodmares or broodmare prospects changed hands for a million dollars or more, with buyers from North America competing with those from South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Last year the number of million-dollar horses at the same sales numbered 22. Fasig-Tipton's niche is the glittering high end ($572,550 average price for 129 lots) and the sale notably featured the first two mares offered in foal to Frankel, as well as Mizdirection and the highly desirable Galileo mare Betterbetterbetter, in foal to sire-of-the-moment War Front. American Mandy Pope, who has been making a name for herself as the ultimate collector, bought Betterbetterbetter under her Whisper Hill Farm for $5.2 million, topping the sale a year after Pope famously purchased 2011 US Horse of the Year Havre de Grace for $10m, a record price for a broodmare prospect. Betterbetterbetter was not the racehorse Havre de Grace was, but she’s plenty special enough. A three-parts sister to Irish 1,000 Guineas winner Yesterday and another
Group 1 winner in Quarter Moon, Betterbetterbetter is one of two Galileo foals from her dam, Jude, whose first ten consecutive foals were sired by Sadler’s Wells for the partnership of Richard Henry – CEO of Primus Advertising, which handles the Coolmore account – and
Coolmore head John Magnier. The Jude foals were bred under the name of Henry’s Premier Bloodstock and raced in the colours of Mrs Richard Henry and Mrs John Magnier. Fillies from this family are not easy to come by, especially in America, and Pope had to pay the piper to buy in.
By Sid Fernando
Awesome Maria, at $4 million, was one of 38 seven-figure lots sold in three days
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Henry and Magnier own Betterbetterbetter’s two-year-old sister – the last foal for their dam – named Ruby Tuesday, and it's a safe bet the partners won’t be saying goodbye to her anytime soon. John Sikura's Hill ‘n’ Dale consigned Betterbetterbetter for his own account. Pope’s sale-topper was one of 13 late supplementary entries at Fasig-Tipton, which doesn’t appear to have a cut-off deadline if the entry is blue chip. In fact, a weanling half-sister by Tapit to Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Mucho Macho Man was entered the day before the sale began. Pope bought three other mares at FasigTipton for a total outlay of $9.05m. Then on Wednesday at Keeneland, she collected another champion, Groupie Doll, for $3.1m. The applause that erupted after the winning bid spoke as much for the popularity of the Kentucky-based mare, who will continue her racing career for Pope, as it did for Pope's effort to keep her in North America. Very quickly, Pope has ascended to the top of the list of elite North American buyers, a group that also includes Aaron and Marie Jones, Summer Wind Farm, Town and Country Farm, and Stonestreet Holdings, among others – all active at FasigTipton and Keeneland.
Foreign investment Foreign buyers come and go, but this year in particular a Chilean group that had recently purchased Vinery came fully prepared to stock the farm with mares from the sales. Buying at both Fasig-Tipton and at Keeneland well past the select sessions, Liliana Solari’s Don Alberto Corp., which spent $13.82m on Vinery, bought five mares for $2.95m at Fasig-Tipton and led all buyers at Keeneland with 32 lots for $10.64m. Haras Don Alberto is a leading Chilean stud farm that has shuttled several European stallions, such as Henrythenavigator and Rock Of Gibraltar, in recent years. Another South American group with a vested interest in Kentucky is Brazilianbased Borges Torrealba Holdings, an equity stakeholder in Three Chimneys and purchaser of the AP Indy Grade 1 winner Love And Pride, in foal to Distorted Humor, for $4.9m at Fasig-Tipton. Principal Goncalo Borges Torrealba bred Love And Pride, who raced for Green Hills Farm, in the name of his Stud TNT; her second dam, the accomplished racemare Cara Rafaela, was one of the first US successes for TNT and later found fame as the dam of champion Bernardini.
Recent Breeders’ Cup heroine Groupie Doll sold for $3.1 million to Mandy Pope
Borges Torrealba bought five for $5.287m at Keeneland in 2012, when second to Mandore International Agency on the leading buyers’ list, but this year spent ‘just’ $1.630m for five lots. Nicolas de Watrigant’s Mandore, an agent for Sheikh Joaan Al Thani, led all Keeneland buyers last year with five purchases for $10.235m but this year didn't buy a single
“The sheer wealth
on hand five years after the global economic downturn was staggering” lot at Keeneland. But Sheikh Joaan, who bought the 5,000,000gns Galileo yearling filly at Tattersalls in October through Mandore, spent $2.7m at Fasig-Tipton to acquire Mizdirection as a mate for Al Kazeem, buying under his Al Shaqab Racing banner. Katsumi Yoshida’s Northern Farm and Teruya Yoshida’s Shadai were active at both sales venues: between the brothers, they purchased seven of the 38 million-dollar lots, including the only two mares at FasigTipton in foal to Frankel, In Lingerie for
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$2.4m (Shadai), and Mi Sueno for $1.9m (Katsumi Yoshida). The Yoshidas have been stocking their respective farms with wellraced broodmare prospects over the last few years and their recent buying was a continuation of that effort. Other foreign acquirers of seven-figure lots included Kia-Ora Stud of Australia; SF Bloodstock LLC, with Australian principals Gavin Murphy and Neil Bowden; German Dr Christoph Berglar’s Kentucky-based Stonereath Stud; the Wertheimers; Flaxman Holdings; German-owned Audley Farm; and Coolmore. At Keeneland, Coolmore’s MV Magnier bought the sale-topper, Awesome Maria, for $4m. From the E Paul Robsham Stables LLC dispersal handled by Lane’s End, the Grade 1 winner is in foal to Ashford’s Giant’s Causeway and reportedly will reside at Ashford, perhaps to be bred to Claiborne's War Front, of whom Coolmore has been a big supporter and whose fee has risen significantly from the $12,500 he started at in 2007. Ashford’s Aisling Duignan signed for War Front's only three weanlings that sold at the fall sales – colts for $800,000, $750,000, and $450,000. Each was conceived in 2012, when the stallion’s fee was $60,000 – up from $15,000 in 2011. This year he stood for $80,000 and next year he will command $150,000. War Front could easily be the poster boy for this successful autumn sales season.
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By EMMA BERRY
Sire profitability tables for 2013
ith the major yearling sales now concluded, it’s worth a look at which stallions have been the most profitable in the ring, comparing average sales prices to each sire’s fee in 2011 when this crop of yearlings was conceived. A keep fee of £15,000 has been assumed – though this figure will vary for breeders. On the back of being the champion firstseason sire of 2012 and now with the Classic winners Dawn Approach and Talent under his belt, it’s not a surprise to see New Approach riding high on the list of most profitable sires in the highest fee bracket. Inevitably with a Darley stallion there is some support from within, and John Ferguson signed for eight of the 18 yearlings by him at six-figure prices during Tattersalls’ October Books 1 and 2 and Goffs’ Orby. New Approach’s fee for 2014 – at £80,000 – is more than three times his fee for when his current crop of yearlings were conceived, but he will have no trouble in attracting a full book. The harder task for Darley will be breaking the news to those breeders whose mares haven’t secured a nomination to him. The same can be said for Dubawi, now, at £100,000, the second-most expensive stallion in Britain after Frankel. Coolmore’s Rip Van Winkle has made an instant splash in the sales pool with a decent
Galileo’s son New Approach has enjoyed a near-perfect start to his stud career
chunk of his first book being offered and returning an average more than four times his debut fee. Those with a keen eye on stallion and sales statistics will doubtless view the median price for yearlings as a more telling indicator, with the average easily being skewed by one or two big prices. This is certainly the view taken by Colin Bryce, who runs Laundry Cottage Stud with his wife Melba, and says: “I like to see a
extremely good value in 2011 at £5,000, will stand next year for £35,000”
Fee range: £15,000 plus Sire
New Approach Dubawi Raven’s Pass Dalakhani Montjeu Henrythenavigator Rip Van Winkle Oasis Dream High Chaparral Fastnet Rock Mastercraftsman Dansili Shamardal Makfi Sea The Stars Selkirk Rock Of Gibraltar Cape Cross Invincible Spirit Authorized Galileo* Giant's Causeway Monsun* Pivotal Duke Of Marmalade Danehill Dancer Dylan Thomas
25 21 29 17 26 20 69 22 46 58 80 25 37 59 27 6 37 34 57 22 71 5 7 27 87 40 50
23 17 28 10 20 18 60 17 40 45 62 20 29 49 22 5 26 26 47 17 56 5 6 22 77 30 42
Total £ 4,342,218 6,655,170 3,154,453 1,582,508 6,734,407 1,680,037 4,288,279 5,896,600 3,455,750 4,505,959 3,222,547 4,104,534 3,841,922 3,527,826 4,443,996 272,807 1,027,308 1,981,174 6,023,117 594,464 26,563,858 585,132 1,630,471 2,093,576 2,852,455 3,252,833 871,388
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Diff £ AvgXFee
472,500 63,000 188,792 157,500 22,500 23 100.0 37,500 151,292 8.39 1,252,829 70,994 391,481 315,000 55,000 17 100.0 70,000 321,481 7.12 551,250 12,600 112,659 46,916 19,325 19 67.9 34,325 78,334 5.83 472,500 23,386 158,251 100,226 30,061 9 90.0 45,061 113,190 5.26 2,380,376 31,500 336,720 171,220 64,416 15 75.0 79,416 257,304 5.23 283,975 20,880 93,335 63,000 22,462 14 77.8 37,462 55,874 4.16 420,000 4,200 71,471 44,684 17,178 38 63.3 32,178 39,294 4.16 1,155,000 30,450 346,859 231,000 85,000 12 70.6 100,000 246,859 4.08 334,088 4,200 86,394 46,772 21,472 27 67.5 36,472 49,922 4.02 350,792 5,011 100,132 68,250 25,767 39 86.7 40,767 59,366 3.89 304,500 2,506 51,977 30,784 15,030 33 53.2 30,030 21,946 3.46 551,250 75,600 205,227 175,396 65,000 19 95.0 80,000 125,227 3.16 420,000 6,682 132,480 99,750 42,944 22 75.9 57,944 74,536 3.08 315,000 6,300 71,996 47,250 25,000 30 61.2 40,000 31,996 2.88 577,500 50,113 202,000 129,459 73,005 17 77.3 88,005 113,995 2.77 108,579 16,704 54,561 30,068 20,000 2 40.0 35,000 19,561 2.73 116,931 4,176 39,512 34,205 15,030 14 53.8 30,030 9,481 2.63 273,000 6,682 76,199 51,092 30,061 16 61.5 45,061 31,138 2.53 630,000 21,000 128,151 99,750 51,533 32 68.1 66,533 61,618 2.49 112,755 3,341 34,968 25,057 15,000 8 47.1 30,000 4,968 2.33 5,250,000 52,500 474,355 291,135 214,721 35 62.5 229,721 244,633 2.21 250,566 37,585 117,026 104,402 54,550 4 80.0 69,550 47,476 2.15 542,893 70,994 271,745 275,623 128,833 5 83.3 143,833 127,912 2.11 336,000 15,750 95,163 68,250 55,000 11 50.0 70,000 25,163 1.73 200,453 2,940 37,045 25,057 21,472 24 31.2 36,472 573 1.73 551,250 9,605 108,428 83,522 64,416 16 53.3 79,416 29,011 1.68 84,000 2,506 20,747 13,990 15,030 10 23.8 30,030 -9,283 1.38 *Galileo’s fee was listed as private and is estimated at €250,000; Monsun’s fee is estimated at €150,000
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SALES CIRCUIT perspective, it’s not a good picture really. “At the top end of the fee range, quite a lot are in profit – if you put the money in you could get the money out – but lower down the fee range not that many are profitable. “It obviously depends which side of the fence you’re on but it seems to me that stallion owners don’t leave much for the users if they can help it. Traditionally, of course, some stallion owners support those breeders who have used their horses at the sales so are putting something back in that way.” In his incisive assessment of this season’s yearling sales in last month’s issue of this magazine, breeder and former TBA Chairman Philip Freedman advised wariness of further fee increases, saying: “As stallion prices started to increase in 2012, lagging the 2011 upturn in yearling prices as one would expect, breeders are increasingly vulnerable to any drop in demand.” With many 2014 fees having been released since publication of that article, Freedman adds: “There will be 16 stallions standing for £30,000 or above in Britain and Ireland in 2014. At no point have there been that many – the nearest was 15 back at the peak in 2007. The top ten stallions’ fees have gone up on average by 9%, the next 15 are up by 18%, while the next 25 are up by 20% on average. “What we saw at the yearling sales was that the real growth was concentrated at the top end of the market, while there had been little change in the average price of yearlings at the lower end, so as far as the fees are concerned stallion prices lower down have gone up even though the yearling prices on average
Kendargent’s returns from his €1,000 fee were impressive but his price is rising
decent sample size of yearlings sold with a good percentage of those making a profit, and for there not to be too much difference between the average and the median. Then you can see there’s something quite solid – a horse like Fastnet Rock stands out for me in this regard. “If you manipulate the tables further, adding more to the cost of production and compare the median prices, it reduces quite significantly the number of stallions which are profitable. From the breeders’
“There will be 16
stallions standing for £30,000 or above in Britain and Ireland in 2014”
Fee range: £10,000-£14,999 Sire
Teofilo Exceed And Excel Iffraaj Acclamation Medicean Tamayuz Lawman Bahamian Bounty Lope de Vega Starspangledbanner King’s Best Champs Elysees Nayef Hurricane Run Halling Samum Shirocco Azamour Zamindar Elusive City Peintre Celebre Manduro
51 72 68 101 30 15 70 35 65 19 27 23 30 8 17 12 16 66 21 51 10 16
45 59 64 92 25 13 60 28 51 16 23 22 22 8 16 7 12 55 14 39 9 14
4,463,606 5,323,657 5,623,511 6,726,078 1,627,113 866,921 3,675,686 1,207,082 2,774,915 701,558 881,110 643,375 736,117 282,866 424,040 222,168 282,496 1,617,471 376,331 1,036,507 226,713 280,896
525,000 630,000 417,610 484,427 273,000 231,000 357,000 178,500 420,000 115,500 137,811 178,500 192,101 75,170 63,000 141,987 37,585 150,340 106,908 83,522 120,750 58,465
11,693 11,550 15,750 4,200 15,750 10,023 5,847 5,500 2,923 8,352 2,506 1,260 3,675 1,253 5,250 3,341 6,825 2,100 1,670 5,011 1,680 6,682
99,191 90,231 87,867 73,110 65,085 66,686 61,261 43,110 54,410 43,847 38,309 29,244 33,460 35,358 26,502 31,738 23,541 29,409 26,881 26,577 25,190 20,064
57,750 62,641 72,450 52,500 56,795 54,289 36,631 24,029 35,700 44,000 25,057 12,075 18,375 31,166 27,980 16,704 27,562 21,716 13,781 21,716 15,750 16,013
12,883 12,000 12,883 12,883 12,000 12,883 12,883 10,000 12,883 12,883 12,883 10,000 12,000 12,883 10,000 12,883 10,000 12,883 12,000 12,883 12,883 12,883
40 51 57 74 19 12 35 14 29 9 11 7 6 4 9 2 7 22 4 12 1 3
88.9 86.4 89.1 80.4 76.0 92.3 58.3 50.0 56.9 56.3 47.8 31.8 27.3 50.0 56.3 28.6 58.3 40.0 28.6 30.8 11.1 21.4
27,883 27,000 27,883 27,883 27,000 27,883 27,883 25,000 27,883 27,883 27,883 25,000 27,000 27,883 25,000 27,883 25,000 27,883 27,000 27,883 27,883 27,883
Diff £ AvgXFee 71,308 63,231 59,984 45,226 38,085 38,803 33,378 18,110 26,527 15,964 10,426 4,244 6,460 7,475 1,502 3,855 -1,459 1,525 -119 -1,306 -2,693 -7,819
7.70 7.52 6.82 5.67 5.42 5.18 4.76 4.31 4.22 3.40 2.97 2.92 2.79 2.74 2.65 2.46 2.35 2.28 2.24 2.06 1.96 1.56
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SALES CIRCUIT have come down. “For breeders, the key relationship is between the median and the 2013 fee plus cost. Making some allowance for the depreciation of the mare, breeders need to aim for twice the nomination fee plus £15,000.” Of the other stallions topping each of our
tables, Teofilo’s fee has risen steadily – from €25,000 to €35,000 and next year to €50,000 – since his 2011 career low price of €15,000, while Dutch Art, extremely good value at £5,000 in 2011, will stand next year for his highest fee yet, £35,000. Kendargent’s sample size is so small simply because he covered so few mares in
2011 at his bargain basement fee of €1,000. The situation has changed markedly since then, however. His book of mares in 2013 numbered around 140 at a €6,000 fee, and while his yearling returns this year may have been enhanced by their rarity value, the Haras de Colleville resident still looks to be well priced at €15,000 in 2014.
Fee range: £5,000-£9,999 Sire
Dutch Art Big Bad Bob Dark Angel Arcano Motivator Kodiac Vision d'Etat Slickly Yeats Sholokhov Falco Kyllachy Showcasing Mount Nelson Sir Percy Elnadim Rail Link Myboycharlie Lord Shanakill Equiano Intense Focus Siyouni Orpen Compton Place Paco Boy Footstepsinthesand Naaqoos Aussie Rules Aqlaam Clodovil Areion Holy Roman Emperor Royal Applause Desert Style Archipenko Whipper Silver Frost Sakhee's Secret Verglas Thewayyouare Pastoral Pursuits Excellent Art Bushranger Notnowcato Stormy River Jeremy Soldier Of Fortune Muhtathir Sinndar Mawatheeq Amadeus Wolf Tiger Hill Observatory Red Rocks Three Valleys
60 22 94 66 20 76 5 7 10 13 17 53 41 33 43 7 6 29 52 70 21 32 24 24 63 41 32 47 35 24 19 31 61 11 13 22 33 25 27 45 41 62 77 12 10 24 37 8 13 15 28 10 7 11 9
55 19 78 49 17 67 5 5 8 7 13 47 35 30 39 7 6 22 43 63 20 27 20 20 55 38 23 40 25 22 14 24 50 9 10 19 26 23 22 35 35 49 56 8 10 21 24 6 11 12 22 7 5 6 8
3,831,512 958,104 4,404,016 1,979,510 1,020,151 2,670,028 183,748 197,947 403,244 269,062 461,041 2,111,870 978,296 1,116,476 1,225,264 183,654 213,178 538,793 1,354,800 2,386,743 483,682 740,817 586,586 500,898 1,926,882 1,314,593 472,734 818,576 689,663 641,031 357,474 745,282 1,581,568 265,600 203,352 405,917 435,149 405,560 573,516 545,667 740,127 1,265,979 800,315 105,071 121,107 250,428 439,325 105,238 177,067 116,960 198,648 92,709 38,238 46,994 43,372
283,500 220,500 273,000 315,000 336,000 175,396 91,874 96,050 150,340 115,500 100,226 189,000 157,500 267,270 84,000 54,600 68,250 86,100 133,635 178,500 80,850 70,994 96,050 50,113 158,692 91,874 54,289 63,000 58,465 94,500 91,874 126,000 141,750 100,226 73,500 46,772 66,818 73,500 83,522 126,000 100,000 175,396 89,250 42,000 29,233 40,000 35,079 35,914 33,409 21,716 45,102 28,397 18,375 14,199 14,199
2,506 2,506 6,264 3,675 2,310 4,176 7,517 13,364 6,682 2,506 4,176 2,506 3,000 1,050 3,341 6,682 1,890 4,725 3,341 3,000 2,506 5,011 6,264 2,506 3,675 5,011 2,506 4,176 2,255 2,625 3,341 2,100 2,100 5,011 2,506 2,506 4,176 840 5,011 1,670 840 1,002 2,923 1,575 3,341 1,260 2,506 6,682 2,506 1,575 1,890 4,176 3,341 2,310 2,100
69,664 50,427 56,462 40,398 60,009 39,851 36,750 39,589 50,406 38,437 35,465 44,933 27,951 37,216 31,417 26,236 35,530 24,491 31,507 37,885 24,184 27,438 29,329 25,045 35,034 34,595 20,554 20,464 27,587 29,138 25,534 31,053 31,631 29,511 20,335 21,364 16,737 17,633 26,069 15,590 21,146 25,836 14,291 13,134 12,111 11,925 18,305 17,540 16,097 9,747 9,029 13,244 7,648 7,832 5,421
52,500 35,000 34,650 28,397 16,704 29,233 19,210 19,210 28,732 31,738 25,057 38,000 16,704 18,638 29,233 21,716 42,167 15,935 22,050 29,233 14,825 25,057 21,298 20,940 27,300 23,776 18,375 18,638 25,057 23,529 18,584 22,969 27,300 16,704 9,259 17,540 13,364 13,000 22,551 10,000 11,550 16,000 8,794 8,174 10,858 7,099 18,375 11,693 17,540 9,188 5,006 9,187 5,429 6,682 3,508
5,000 5,153 6,012 5,153 8,000 5,583 5,153 6,012 7,730 6,012 6,012 8,000 5,000 7,000 6,000 5,153 7,000 5,000 6,442 8,000 5,153 6,012 6,871 6,000 8,500 8,589 5,153 5,153 7,000 7,730 6,871 8,589 9,000 8,589 6,000 6,442 5,153 5,500 8,589 5,153 7,000 8,589 5,153 5,000 5,153 5,153 8,589 8,589 8,159 5,000 5,153 8,159 5,000 6,012 5,000
48 13 53 34 6 38 2 2 4 4 8 33 16 13 24 4 4 9 22 38 9 17 9 9 32 19 11 19 15 11 6 12 30 3 2 6 6 8 9 8 10 15 10 2 2 3 7 2 2 1 2 1 0 0 0
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87.3 68.4 67.9 69.4 35.3 56.7 40.0 40.0 50.0 57.1 61.5 70.2 45.7 43.3 61.5 57.1 66.7 40.9 51.2 60.3 45.0 63.0 45.0 45.0 58.2 50.0 47.8 47.5 60.0 50.0 42.9 50.0 60.0 33.3 20.0 31.6 23.1 34.8 40.9 22.9 28.6 30.6 17.9 25.0 20.0 14.3 29.2 33.3 18.2 8.3 9.1 14.3 0 0 0
20,000 20,153 21,012 20,153 23,000 20,583 20,153 21,012 22,730 21,012 21,012 23,000 20,000 22,000 21,000 20,153 22,000 20,000 21,442 23,000 20,153 21,012 21,871 21,000 23,500 23,589 20,153 20,153 22,000 22,730 21,871 23,589 24,000 23,589 21,000 21,442 20,153 20,500 23,589 20,153 22,000 23,589 20,153 20,000 20,153 20,153 23,589 23,589 23,159 20,000 20,153 23,159 20,000 21,012 20,000
Diff £ AvgXFee 49,664 30,273 35,450 20,245 37,009 19,268 16,596 18,577 27,676 17,425 14,453 21,933 7,951 15,216 10,417 6,083 13,530 4,491 10,065 14,885 4,031 6,425 7,458 4,045 11,534 11,006 400 311 5,587 6,408 3,663 7,465 7,631 5,922 -665 -78 -3,417 -2,867 2,480 -4,563 -854 2,247 -5,862 -6,866 -8,043 -8,228 -5,284 -6,049 -7,062 -10,253 -11,124 -9,915 -12,352 -13,180 -14,579
13.93 9.79 9.39 7.84 7.50 7.14 7.13 6.58 6.52 6.39 5.90 5.62 5.59 5.32 5.24 5.09 5.08 4.90 4.89 4.74 4.69 4.56 4.27 4.17 4.12 4.03 3.99 3.97 3.94 3.77 3.72 3.62 3.51 3.44 3.39 3.32 3.25 3.21 3.04 3.03 3.02 3.01 2.77 2.63 2.35 2.31 2.13 2.04 1.97 1.95 1.75 1.62 1.53 1.30 1.08
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SALES CIRCUIT Fee range: £4,999 and under Sire
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7 7 12 5 8 21 9 6 31 11 9 11 72 15 78 17 6 6 6 15 20 8 19 60 6 11 6 27 22 9 9 47 11 28 6 19 10 15 5 8 18 9 36 9 10 5 8 8 11 19 6 18 15 10 7 7 13 24 6 15
7 6 11 5 6 21 6 5 29 8 6 9 62 13 74 10 6 5 5 12 17 6 16 58 6 7 6 21 19 7 8 38 9 24 6 17 10 14 5 6 15 7 27 8 8 5 8 7 8 15 6 17 14 7 5 5 11 22 5 12
The number of yearlings who sold for more than their sire’s 2011 fee plus an estimated keep fee of £15,000
771,743 238,873 532,489 58,465 301,514 682,452 169,919 190,430 1,203,306 233,600 126,953 182,913 2,066,049 259,753 2,363,399 278,128 91,874 116,931 138,646 232,340 417,736 121,107 402,576 1,429,835 88,533 170,385 71,829 348,201 449,348 131,965 168,714 841,057 127,420 410,362 74,500 206,843 138,213 170,182 85,192 67,913 278,861 73,106 435,638 77,411 115,883 55,960 100,775 109,414 124,448 175,112 70,158 249,912 169,550 87,698 62,641 62,224 134,470 229,642 36,750 84,039
375,849 70,994 108,579 18,375 100,226 108,579 58,465 83,522 178,500 62,000 41,761 41,761 210,000 58,465 231,000 40,926 25,057 41,761 54,289 57,750 68,000 91,874 50,113 84,000 21,716 75,170 17,540 115,500 150,340 33,409 41,761 157,500 44,100 48,000 20,000 33,600 28,000 46,000 43,431 20,880 62,641 19,210 50,113 33,409 30,000 13,364 23,100 35,914 37,585 32,500 16,704 50,113 20,880 25,057 18,375 25,057 29,233 25,000 21,000 30,000
35,079 18,375 6,682 4,176 16,704 3,341 11,693 6,682 4,200 5,011 2,506 11,693 2,506 5,011 2,625 13,364 9,187 13,364 6,682 840 835 835 8,352 3,150 10,023 7,517 5,847 3,000 3,341 11,693 8,352 1,050 1,670 2,506 3,500 1,050 7,000 1,050 5,011 1,890 4,176 2,088 1,890 1,670 4,176 6,682 6,682 5,847 3,341 3,758 7,517 1,050 4,176 2,506 4,176 3,341 2,506 1,837 1,050 835
110,249 39,812 48,408 11,693 50,252 32,498 28,320 38,086 41,493 29,200 21,159 20,324 33,323 19,981 31,938 27,813 15,312 23,386 27,729 19,362 24,573 20,184 25,161 24,652 14,756 24,341 11,971 16,581 23,650 18,852 21,089 22,133 14,158 17,098 12,417 12,167 13,821 12,156 17,038 11,319 18,591 10,444 16,135 9,676 14,485 11,192 12,597 15,631 15,556 11,674 11,693 14,701 12,111 12,528 12,528 12,445 12,225 10,438 7,350 7,003
62,641 32,991 33,409 15,034 45,937 28,000 21,500 33,409 21,000 31,930 17,122 15,034 23,625 14,199 23,525 28,398 14,199 15,034 27,562 16,500 16,800 6,682 22,969 18,220 13,782 13,364 12,529 9,500 11,693 15,034 22,551 14,557 10,500 15,000 14,000 11,000 10,764 9,737 15,034 11,087 12,528 10,023 12,000 6,341 8,770 11,693 11,276 11,693 12,528 6,682 11,276 10,858 11,694 10,023 12,528 7,099 12,528 9,176 4,200 3,341
859 2,147 3,436 859 4,294 3,006 3,000 4,294 4,724 3,436 2,577 2,577 4,294 2,577 4,294 3,865 2,147 3,436 4,294 3,000 4,000 3,436 4,294 4,294 2,577 4,294 2,147 3,000 4,294 3,436 3,865 4,294 2,750 3,436 2,500 2,500 3,000 2,750 3,865 2,577 4,294 2,577 4,294 2,577 3,865 3,006 3,436 4,294 4,294 3,436 3,436 4,500 3,865 4,294 4,294 4,294 4,294 4,294 3,500 3,436
7 6 9 2 5 13 3 4 16 5 3 4 35 6 43 8 1 2 3 4 7 1 9 27 2 3 1 4 5 3 5 16 2 9 1 3 3 1 1 1 4 1 8 1 3 0 1 2 2 5 0 4 2 1 0 2 2 3 1 1
The percentage of yearlings who sold for more than their sire’s 2011 fee plus an estimated keep fee of £15,000
Average total cost of a yearling by this particular sire, based on his 2011 fee plus an estimated keep fee of £15,000. This does not take into account potential depreciation of the mare’s value
100.0 100.0 81.8 40.0 83.3 61.9 50.0 80.0 55.2 62.5 50.0 44.4 56.5 46.2 58.1 80.0 16.7 40.0 60.0 33.3 41.2 16.7 56.3 46.6 33.3 42.9 16.7 19.0 26.3 42.9 62.5 42.1 22.2 37.5 16.7 17.6 30.0 7.1 20.0 16.7 26.7 14.3 29.6 12.5 37.5 0 12.5 28.6 25.0 33.3 0 23.5 14.3 14.3 0 40.0 18.2 13.6 20.0 8.3
15,859 17,147 18,436 15,859 19,294 18,006 18,000 19,294 19,724 18,436 17,577 17,577 19,294 17,577 19,294 18,865 17,147 18,436 19,294 18,000 19,000 18,436 19,294 19,294 17,577 19,294 17,147 18,000 19,294 18,436 18,865 19,294 17,750 18,436 17,500 17,500 18,000 17,750 18,865 17,577 19,294 17,577 19,294 17,577 18,865 18,006 18,436 19,294 19,294 18,436 18,436 19,500 18,865 19,294 19,294 19,294 19,294 19,294 18,500 18,436
The average sales price of yearlings by this sire minus the keep fee of £15,000
Diff £ AvgXFee 94,390 22,665 29,973 -4,166 30,958 14,492 10,320 18,792 21,769 10,764 3,582 2,747 14,029 2,404 12,643 8,948 -1,835 4,951 8,435 1,362 5,573 1,749 5,867 5,358 -2,821 5,046 -5,176 -1,419 4,355 417 2,224 2,839 -3,592 -1,337 -5,083 -5,333 -4,179 -5,594 -1,827 -6,258 -704 -7,133 -3,160 -7,900 -4,380 -6,814 -5,839 -3,664 -3,738 -6,761 -6,742 -4,799 -6,754 -6,766 -6,766 -6,850 -7,070 -8,856 -11,150 -11,432
128.36 18.54 14.09 13.61 11.70 10.81 9.44 8.87 8.78 8.50 8.21 7.89 7.76 7.75 7.44 7.20 7.13 6.81 6.46 6.45 6.14 5.88 5.86 5.74 5.73 5.67 5.58 5.53 5.51 5.49 5.46 5.15 5.15 4.98 4.97 4.87 4.61 4.42 4.41 4.39 4.33 4.05 3.76 3.76 3.75 3.72 3.67 3.64 3.62 3.40 3.40 3.27 3.13 2.92 2.92 2.90 2.85 2.43 2.10 2.04
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CAULFIELD FILES ANDREW CAULFIELD REPORTS ON THE BLOODSTOCK WORLD
El Prado’s influence strengthens This branch of the Sadler’s Wells line is flourishing through runners across the Atlantic
ho could have predicted that a horse who stood his first four seasons at a fee of only $7,500 at Airdrie Farm was destined to leave such a rich legacy? The horse in question was El Prado, who became the first Group 1-winning son of Sadler’s Wells available to American breeders. Although his fee once fell as low as $5,000, El Prado became champion sire and has earned an enviable reputation as a leading sire of sires. His champion turf horse Kitten’s Joy has recently had his fee doubled to $100,000 in 2014, following a stellar year with five Grade 1scoring progeny. Kitten’s Joy was still heading North America’s general sires’ list after the Breeders’ Cup, even though he is essentially a turf sire. Another of El Prado’s sons, Medaglia d’Oro, had his fee boosted to $100,000 in 2010, following the exploits of his exceptional daughter Rachel Alexandra. And now there’s another son, Artie Schiller, emerging from the pack. Having stood at $10,000 in 2013 at WinStar Farm, this Breeders’ Cup Mile winner has been represented by six juvenile stakes winners during 2013. Among them are the colt Wee Miss Artie and the filly My Conquestadory, both of whom became Grade 1 winners over Keeneland’s Polytrack. The chances are Artie Schiller’s star should now be in the ascendant, as is his fee.
El Prado in his juvenile days, winning the 1991 Railway Stakes under Lester Piggott
There are still some unproven stallion sons of El Prado, led by Paddy O’Prado, who will be standing his third season at Spendthrift Farm at a fee of $15,000 in 2014. Although his five Graded stakes victories were all gained on turf, Paddy O’Prado was sufficiently versatile to finish second in the Blue Grass Stakes on Polytrack and third in the Kentucky Derby on dirt. This widens his appeal and he attracted more than 140 mares in his first season and 171 this year. The latter figure ranked Paddy O’Prado
among the ten busiest stallions in Kentucky in 2013. Those ten also included Kitten’s Joy (184 mares), and Medaglia d’Oro’s fast son Warrior’s Reward (165). With Medaglia d’Oro also being much in demand in 2013, covering 146 mares at $100,000, it isn’t hard to envisage 2017 being the Year of El Prado, rather than the official Year of the Rooster in the Chinese zodiac. The 2017 season will also see the first twoyear-olds sired by Medaglia d’Oro’s son Violence, one of the best American juveniles of
Monsun’s band of sire sons swelling – but in
Shirocco’s daughter Annie Power
When Monsun’s fee soared as high as €150,000 on the back of considerable international success, I had high hopes that his sons were destined to become a valuable means of introducing some new blood. Monsun, after all, was a son of Konigsstuhl, winner of the 1979 German Triple Crown, and his broodmare sire Surumu had played a significant role in elevating the reputation of German bloodstock. Sadly, it seems it was not to be. When Darley issued their fees for 2014, one notable name – that of Shirocco – was missing. Shirocco had had an interesting year. At one end of the distance scale he had been represented by Abu Sidra, winner of the Group 3 Prix de Ris-Orangis over six furlongs, and Born To Run, successful in one of Germany’s important two-year-old tests, the Group 3 Preis
des Winterfavoriten. At the other end were Goodwood Cup winner Brown Panther and Wild Coco, who took the Lillie Langtry Stakes. There was another aspect to Shirocco’s success. His daughter Annie Power romped home 12 lengths clear in a Grade 1 at Fairyhouse to extend her record to seven unbeaten starts in bumpers and over hurdles. This takes on extra significance when Monsun’s other stallion sons include Network, the sire of Sprinter Sacre. Darley has now bowed to the inevitable after standing this winner of the Deutsches Derby, Breeders’ Cup Turf and Coronation Cup for seven years. Shirocco has now joined the impressive team of jumping stallions at Rathbarry and Glenview Studs. Other sons of Monsun in the jumping sector
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“El Prado’s daughters are also having their moments, as demonstrated by Outstrip”
daughters don’t have a great deal of depth to their pedigrees. However, Outstrip is the fifth winner at the highest level out of an El Prado mare, one of his predecessors being another Breeders’ Cup winner in Laragh (2008 Juvenile Fillies’ Turf). The quintet is completed by the fillies Believe You Can (Kentucky Oaks), Bit Of Whimsy (Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup) and Hilda’s Hurricane (Ballerina Stakes). There will surely be plenty more to come, especially from the daughters sired after El
the jumps division include Schiaparelli, at Overbury Stud, Getaway, at Grange Stud as part of Coolmore’s jumping squad, Arcadio, at Arctic Tack Stud, and Shirocco’s brother September Storm, at Ballyash Stud. Manduro, Darley’s other top-class son of Monsun, is still part of the team but he will be standing his second season in France in 2014, at a reduced fee of €7,000. As he started out at €40,000, Manduro’s new fee tells its own tale, but he recently had another Group 1 success when Charity Line won the Premio Lydia Tesio. In this climate it is easy to understand why Monsun’s latest top-class son, the recordbreaking King George hero Novellist, will commence his stud career at Japan’s Shadai Stallion Station, rather than in Europe.
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Cross purposes for Euro imports It seems a long time since Cape Cross became champion sire of two-year-olds with his first runners in 2003. He then built on that success with a top-ten finish on the general sires’ list in 2004, thanks in no small part to Ouija Board’s terrific Oaks double. This very bright start resulted in his becoming part of Darley’s shuttle team to Australia in 2005, instead of making his usual trip to New Zealand. Cape Cross stood two seasons in Australia at a fee of AUS$44,000 but had very little to show for his efforts, unlike his years in New Zealand. Those Kiwi years produced numerous stakes winners, featuring the likes of the top Hong Kong miler Able One, the multiple Group 1 winner Seachange and the American Grade 2 winner Crossing The Line. In view of the relative failure of his Australian crops, it seems odd that Cape Cross has enjoyed a run of success in Australia with colts imported from Europe. Jet Away achieved a Timeform rating of 117 in England before being sold to Australia for 200,000gns. He became a Group 3 winner in March and has since been beaten less than two lengths in a couple of Group 1s, including when fourth in the Caulfield Cup. Julienas, who was sold for 75,000gns after achieving a Timeform rating of 107,
Prado’s fee rose to $75,000 or more for the later years of his career. His fee peaked at $125,000 in 2006 and 2007, with the broodmare daughters from these crops still being unproven at the ages of five and six in 2013. El Prado obviously wasn’t everyone’s idea of a potentially high-class stallion when he first retired, but there were reasons for optimism. For a start, both his parents – Sadler’s Wells and Lady Capulet – were Classic winners in Ireland and his half-brother Entitled failed by only half a length to win the Irish 2,000 Guineas. You can gauge the family’s reputation from the fact that Turkish Treasure, a Group-winning three-partssister to Lady Capulet, sold for the equivalent of more than 1,000,000gns as long ago as 1985. Also, Lady Capulet was a three-parts-sister to Drone. Unbeaten during a short career, Drone had to be retired before he’d had the chance to tackle stakes company. Drone justified the opportunity by siring 9% stakes winners and he found lasting fame as the broodmare sire of the great Dancing Brave and the Kentucky Derby winners Grindstone and Charismatic. As this female line has produced generation after generation of quality performers, it was
2012. Violence’s initial fee is $15,000 at Hill ‘n’ Dale Farm, which was where Medaglia d’Oro stood his first season. El Prado’s broodmare daughters are also having their moments, as was demonstrated so vividly when Outstrip cut down Giovanni Boldini and Bobby’s Kitten to take the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf. As mentioned, El Prado spent his early years as a modestly-priced stallion. Although this proved no barrier to success, this type of stallion can be slower to make an impact as a broodmare sire, simply because his eldest
Seachange: Cape Cross’s NZ star
has also had a rewarding 2013 in his new base. Having won at Group 3 level, he stepped up to Group 1 company in the Metropolitan Handicap and was beaten only half a length by the former Irish Derby second Seville. Next came Ruscello, a useful middledistance performer in England for Ed Walker. Ruscello warmed up for his bid at the Melbourne Cup with a short-head second at Caulfield and a Group 3 win at Flemington. These three come from a total of only 11 runners, so anyone with an above-average son of Cape Cross can probably expect Australian buyers to come knocking.
inevitable that someone would experiment with inbreeding to it. This happened when Turkish Treasure’s daughter Siempre Asi became a fairly regular visitor to El Prado. Mating these two together produced 3 x 3 inbreeding to the 2,000 Guineas and Derby winner Sir Ivor and 3 x 4 to Cap And Bells, the second dam of El Prado. These duplications worked their magic with Siempre Asi’s 2002 filly. Unimaginatively named Asi Siempre, the filly became a Group-placed Listed winner in France before being returned to her native land. After racing exclusively on turf, she tackled the Grade 1 Spinster Stakes over Keeneland’s Polytrack. Up against several Grade 1 winners on dirt, Asi Siempre came out on top and she later ran with credit on dirt. Sent to Fasig-Tipton sales, Asi Siempre sold for $3,000,000 to Sheikh Mohammed. She is well on her way to justifying that price, as Outstrip – her second foal – collected $550,000 for his Breeders’ Cup success. Next in line are Asi Siempre’s 2012 and 2013 fillies by Dubawi. Someone arguably got a bargain when they picked up Asi Siempre’s first foal, an unraced Distorted Humor filly called Sapporo, for 13,000gns at the 2012 December Sales.
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ROA FORUM The special section for ROA members
Prize-money developments welcome Richard Wayman on the collaborative approach helping boost British racing’s finances Total Prize Money 10-year record
120 110 Millions (£)
Although owning a racehorse can, just occasionally, create a moment that becomes a cherished, lifelong memory, it comes at considerable expense and the finances associated with ownership remains the single biggest threat to the future of our sport. This isn’t just a personal view but a message expressed by many of the 700 or so ROA members who completed the ownership questionnaire, the results of which will be included in next month’s ROA Forum. The most alarming statistic emanating from the wide-ranging questions we set members was that a quarter of those responding predicted that by 2016 they will either have reduced the number of horses they own or given up altogether, with almost 60% of that group singling out prize-money as the very worst aspect of racehorse ownership. The latter won’t surprise many and, as members would also expect, the improvement of prize-money has been the primary focus of the ROA and its partners in the Horsemen’s Group throughout this year. It is encouraging to report, therefore, that developments in recent weeks mean prize-money should break through the £120 million barrier in 2014. The first of those developments was the introduction of prize-money agreements with racecourses who, until now, have had total discretion over their own contributions to
prize-money. After months of negotiations, 39 courses have shown that they value owners by being prepared to link their own payments to prize-money with their media rights revenues, this also meaning that they will contribute more next year. Of the other courses, ARC, owner of 14 tracks, will increase their prize-money contribution by over £2m but, disappointingly, were not prepared to establish a contractual link between their revenues and prize-money. The five remaining independents – Catterick, Hexham, Plumpton, Redcar and Towcester – took the view that the standard contract, which would require them to increase their contributions to 33% of their media rights income, was not affordable. The other significant news related to the 53rd levy scheme and the additional agreement with Hills, Ladbrokes, Coral and Betfred. The Levy Board has already confirmed its prize-money budget in 2014 will increase by £1.5m and although the use of the extra £4.5m contribution from the four big bookmakers remains under discussion, given
that its aim is ‘to deliver a more competitive British racing product and a growth in levy’, it will obviously need to head in the direction of those that provide the horses. The outcome of greater collaboration between parties should create an environment for further improvements beyond 2014. Whether that involves horsemen and racecourses combining to maximise the returns from media rights, or racing and betting working together to reverse the decline in betting on horses, constructive relationships are more likely to deliver favourable outcomes. It would be naïve, however, to predict that we will see the next step change in prizemoney without more fundamental reform and the focus has to be on the £20m or so that is being lost each year as a result of bets being placed via offshore betting platforms. The introduction of a mechanism that begins to capture a fair and reasonable share of those bets is essential if we are going to have any chance of persuading some of those owners who expect to reduce their ownership interests over the next three years to think again.
Roll up for ROA member visit to McCain’s Bankhouse Stables On Friday January 31, 2014, Grand National-winning trainer Donald McCain will welcome ROA members to Bankhouse Stables, which is located on the beautiful Cholmondeley Castle Estate in Cheshire. Donald took over the reins from his father Ginger McCain, trainer of the legendary Red Rum, in 2006 and has since trained over 650 winners, including six at the Cheltenham Festival and one Grand National (Ballabriggs in 2011). Not only has he been the winningmost jumps trainer
in the UK over the past three seasons but McCain has also enjoyed notable success on the Flat with Overturn, successful in the Northumberland Plate in 2010 and the Chester Cup in 2011, and Ile De Re, who captured the same two heritage handicaps in 2012. ROA members are invited to visit the yard, where they will be granted the opportunity to watch some of the stable stars work on the private gallops. Members will also be treated to a private guided tour
of the extensive facilities where they will be able to meet members of the team and ask questions. The tour will last approximately 90 minutes and tea and coffee will be provided. The tour is free to attend and places will be limited to one guest per member. Places must be booked in advance through the ROA and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. To book please visit racehorseowners.net or call 020 7152 0200.
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RACEDAY COMMITTEE UPDATE ROA membership confers a host of palpable benefits upon the member, however it is often the less tangible benefits that can have the greatest impact. One such benefit is the work undertaken by the ROA Raceday Committee, whose overarching aim is to improve the owners’ raceday experience.
Each racecourse is visited at least once a year with the Committee members helping the racecourse to identify the strengths and weaknesses of their offering to owners, suggesting ideas for improvements. Under the Chairmanship of Alan Pickering, Committee members Steven Astaire, Sheila Bailey, Paul
Jockey Club Racecourses Following on from their survey of ROA members at the beginning of the year, JCR have introduced a minimum standard for all their large and small courses, with the changes being rolled out over the following few months. These include:• Increase in owners’ badges for sole owners to six. • Making all owners’ bars exclusive to those with a runner on the day. • Offering free food at all courses (except for the Crabbie’s Grand National meeting and Cheltenham Festival). • Improving the owners’ entrance and the paddock experience. • Entertaining placed connections at all racecourses whenever possible. • All small courses to offer winning owners a hamper of local produce in addition to their current offering, following Nottingham and Market Rasen’s example.
Restaurant deals are one of many benefits to be introduced by JCR
• Opportunity to reserve a table in advance at all racecourse restaurants, and receive a discount.
Arena Racing Company Increase in owners’ badges to six for sole owners and eight for partnerships. Provision of complimentary tea, coffee and food at all fixtures. Complimentary bottle of champagne, DVD and photograph given to each winning owner. Provision of a big screen at all fixtures. Opportunity to reserve a table in racecourse restaurants prior to 11.20am on declaration day.
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Perth: received the Gold Standard
Above and beyond: Sandown took the brave step to introduce a clearly-marked ‘No Drinking/No Smoking Zone’ within the Premier Enclosure steppings. Newmarket are to offer complimentary plated food at all fixtures, and Kempton are investing £250,000 in owners’ facilities. Wincanton have acted to combat potential overcrowding in their owners’ bar following the introduction of free food by allowing only owners with a runner admittance, and also by limiting the number of discounted owners’ badges to ten per runner.
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Duffy, Alan Guthrie and Sarah Holton work closely with racecourse managers to drive up standards for owners. This has prompted a host of changes over the past 12 months, and the ROA is delighted to promote the following improvements that have been made across Britain’s tracks in 2013.
• Chester and Bangor increased their complimentary badge allocation to six, regardless of the ownership set-up. • National Hunt owners at Ascot this season will enjoy six complimentary lunches, an increase of two on last season. • Stratford significantly expanded its dining package to include free food in the owners’ bar, or a significant discount in one of the track’s three restaurants. • As well as investing in a reservoir to help ensure suitable going, Taunton have introduced a dedicated owners’ viewing area, and up to six food vouchers per horse to owners with a runner. • Northumberland’s only racecourse, Hexham, now offers owners with a runner free tea and coffee, together with a bowl of soup and a bread roll. • As well as running their first ever Listed jumps race, Musselburgh have guaranteed minimum prize-money of £5,000 per race (£3,000 for National Hunt Flat races). This will rise to at least £10,000 per race on peak racedays. Above and beyond: Perth became the 19th holder of the coveted Gold Standard Award, with their improvements including free food in the owners’ and trainers’ bar, subsidised fine dining in the restaurant, and an overall flexible and generous approach.
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MEET THE COUNCIL Will Duff Gordon says racing needs fresh thinkers and ideas What is/was the day job?
How long have you owned horses and how much success have you had?
I work four days a week at Markit Group. We sold our short selling data business to Markit in April 2012. Markit are not well known but in a little over ten years they have created a FTSE 100 equivalent company that competes with Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters on data and financial solutions. My other day is spent in the West End or Cambridge working on my new company, Total Performance Data.
I was given a tiny share of a mare with Kim Bailey for my 21st birthday and have had at least one horse in training with friends ever since, with the odd winner. My P&L was totally shocking until Short Squeeze came along. But, like a lemming, I have re-invested at Tatts thanks to Hugo Palmer and Ed Sackville’s sales skills!
Why did you get involved in racing politics and what do you bring to the ROA Council?
“Since the credit crisis
You have got to stick your hand up in life to help the things you hold dear to your heart. Michael Harris and Paul Dixon encouraged me when I missed being elected first time round. Racing is addictive if only people will give it a go. But, since the credit crisis every business and sport is innovating to survive. Is racing? Racing needs to be under no illusions; no one needs to own a horse. My generation with disposable income are not buying legs and consider racing a closed sport. We have an ageing set of owners. The ROA member survey shows only 17% of the membership said they expected to have more horses three years from now, with 25% predicting they will have less or have given up. These stats are exactly what I expected to see and there is lots of work to do to polish the rare jewel that is British racing.
every business is innovating to survive. Is racing? It needs to be under no illusions”
Are you involved with any other racing organisations? Racing throws up fascinating data yet barely uses any! To plug that gap I am also the co-founder of TPD and it is close to providing elaborate biometric data on
your horse to your smartphone. Some trainers will use the data to enhance their training regime, some will prefer the old ways. Either way the game is about entertainment and I am betting that every owner would enjoy something tangible to monitor and discuss. Watch this space. I am also a shareholder in Race Horse Trader since the sport would benefit from a low cost way of trading bloodstock. The commission charged by the main auction houses isn’t too bad when compared to Christie’s/Sotheby’s but, equally, it’s inefficient and costly to have to wait for a sale to sell a horse – and every saving counts these days.
What do you love/hate about racing? I love the fact that money doesn’t necessarily buy you success – racing should be more accessible than any other sport. I hate how expensive it is and how little it innovates.
Where would you like the sport to be in five years time? The big prize is reforming/replacing the levy and I’d hope we have that in the bag within five years. I also think it’s essential that racing is providing viewers with far more raceday data than they presently see. It can be done.
I know what it is like to, voluntarily, have 10% of a horse and 100% of a horse and have owned over each code in the UK and Ireland. I also race in Hong Kong or Paris once a year. But I am an outsider looking in. That vantage point, I hope, is a counterbalance to all the people who promote or run racing who have never worked in another industry. Dave Brailsford is the brains behind cycling’s very successful Team Sky, yet he came from athletics. Red Bull’s chief engineer in Formula 1, Ross Brawn, is toying with a new career in yachting for the America’s Cup. I wonder what they would do with 100 horses? Every industry benefits from fresh thinking.
How has your background and upbringing influenced your views?
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In Brief Members car park label Members will not need to make a formal application for the 2014 ROA/RCA car parking label as the RCA has kindly agreed to allow the labels to be sent out to all members automatically in early December. The car park label will be embedded into a letter and will be posted to members with a clear adhesive label.
Racecourse Badge Scheme
Michelle Fernandes sports her ROA jacket, with, from left, Efisio Princess, assistant trainer Stef Cassidy, jockey Richard Thomas, Entrapping and trainer John Long
wner Michelle Fernandes has an interesting, unusual first memory of her current trainer’s yard. “My first experience was getting out of my car and being chased by a big pig which had free run of the place!” she conveys. The pig has gone but the yard, that of Caterham trainer John Long, remains, as does the enthusiasm of owner Fernandes, who in October this year experienced her biggest thrill when Entrapping carried her colours to victory at Yarmouth. Of her background in the sport and links with Yarmouth, Fernandes says: “I’ve had ponies since I was a child and my last riding horse was an ex-racehorse, but I wasn’t into racing until a friend, Lisa, bred a racehorse called Harquebusier in the late 90s. “Lisa’s husband wasn’t too interested in racing so the pair of us would travel all over the country to watch her run. By the time the horse was retired in 1999 I was hooked! Yarmouth racecourse was my second home.” As with many, racing clubs was the route into ownership for Fernandes, who owns a ladies boutique in Wymondham, Norfolk called Ward-Robes – “comes in very handy for all those racing outfits required.” Her first horses were Children’s Choice and Blowing Away in the late 90s, followed by Fantasy Crusader and Able Millenium, all trained by Jeff and Lydia Pearce. Then came Karaoke King and a move to Julian Poulton’s yard, then Long. “My best horse is a filly, Efisio Princess, trained by John,” Fernandes says. “She cost 800gns as a yearling, purchased for us by our friend and bloodstock agent Barry Root. She gave us lots of fun, along with six victories and numerous places, helped by our fabulous jockey Richard Thomas. She was retired at the
end of 2012 and is living a pampered life. “I’ve been an incredibly lucky owner as every horse I’ve been involved with has won. I do not bet on any of them; I’m involved purely for the thrill of seeing the horses run and the social side. In the early 2000s it was a standing joke amongst weighing rooms that I went racing more than jockeys.” Fernandes says that she is impressed by Long, his assistant Stef Cassidy and racing manager Peter Saxon, adding: “The yard’s owners are all a really friendly bunch and we’re all great friends. The horses definitely come first, closely followed by the dogs, cats and guinea pigs, but sadly no more big pigs!” Of her recent exhilarating success, she says: “Despite having several club winners at Yarmouth, my favourite course, my dream had always been to have a winner there in my own colours. It came true when Entrapping won with Jimmy Quinn. It was such a thrill sharing the day with my co-owners and friends, Evelyn, Frank and Val, and of course John and Stef.” Fernandes continues: “A close second-best thing about being an owner to having a winner is all the lovely friends I’ve made – owners, trainers, jockeys and racecourse staff. The worst is not knowing until 48 hours before a race if you’re definitely going to run - all my social engagements are accepted with the proviso ‘as long as the horse isn’t running’, but there is obviously no control over this!” If there was a disheartening aspect of Entrapping’s victory it was that it brutally underlined a lack of financial progress. “My first winner was on January 20, 2000 and I won £1,941; my win in a similar race on October 29 was £1,940,” says Fernandes. “While bookmakers don’t have to pay levy on offshore operations, nothing will change.”
In late December/early January all members activated on to the 2014 scheme will receive a letter of confirmation, and booklet of over 1,300 participating fixtures. ROA members who qualify do not need to apply for this benefit, it is an automated process. If you believe yourself to be eligible for the benefit and do not receive your booklet by January 10, please call the ROA office.
Diary dates and reminders DECEMBER 5
ROA Horseracing Awards The Awards honour the elite performers of the Flat and jump seasons and their owners. The evening, sponsored by Weatherbys Hamilton, has a new venue, the InterContinental Hotel, Park Lane, London.
Car park label The new parking label comes into force. Labels will be sent automatically to members during December (see above).
Owners’ Seminar The BHA is hosting an owners’ seminar for ROA members at their offices in Holborn, central London. The one-day seminar is designed to enlighten owners on a number of topics, including interference and rules relating to use of the whip. There will also be an update on doping control and inside information.
Trainer visit to Donald McCain A tour of Bankhouse Stables in Cheshire for ROA members (see page 82).
Cheltenham Festival Marquee The ROA will have a facility for members in the tented village area. An application form will be mailed out in the new year. Bookings for all ROA events can be made online at racehorseowners.net or by calling the ROA on 020 7152 0200.
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Fee: £17,500 (1st Oct. SLF)
Eclipse Award Champion winner and sire of Champion ANIMAL KINGDOM Also sire of a Gr.1 winning 2yo and three individual Gr.2 winners. 2013 yearlings made up to $400,000 and his biggest crops will race from 2014 onwards. A mare in foal to LEROIDESANIMAUX sold at Fasig-Tipton November Sale 2013 for $550,000.
By the sire of Champion INVASOR out of a half sister to the dam of DANSILI A perfect outcross for GALILEO, DANEHILL and MR PROSPECTOR line mares
NORTH LIGHT Fee: £6,000 (1st Oct. SLF)
Champion 3yo Colt in the UK; Classic sire in Europe and Champion turf sire in Canada Sire of the winners of over $6m worldwide, including Classic winner ARCTIC COSMOS; Gr.2 winners CELTIC NEW YEAR and GOL TRICOLOR and Gr.3 winners CHIPS ALL IN and GO FORTH NORTH. His yearlings have made up to $450,000.
By Champion Sire DANEHILL out of dual Champion racemare SOUGHT OUT
AUSSIE RULES Fee: £6,000 (1st Oct. SLF)
Fee: £6,000 (1st Oct. SLF)
Group 1 winning leading international miler and one of the best bred stallions in the world
Multiple Group sire of 59% 3yo winners to runners and 15 individual 2yo winners in 2013
The Leading UK-based Sire with 77% lifetime winners to runners*
Leading Active British First Season Sire by % winners to runners in Europe*
Leading Active British Sire of 2yos in 2013 by % of winners to runners in Europe*
A leading 3rd crop sire in 2013 with 62% 3yo winners to runners
Fee: £6,000 (1st Oct. SLF)
From the family of NUREYEV, SADLER’S WELLS and the promising sire BLAME.
2013 yearlings sold at Tattersalls Book 1 & 2 averaged £51,450 – over 81⁄2 times his 2011 fee.
His 2013 successes also include FIESOLANA (Gr.2 & Gr.3 x3), Stakes winners KONKAN (at 2), BOOMERANG BOB, the Classic placed GRAND TREASURE and WISH COME TRUE. 2013 yearlings sold at Tattersalls Book 1 & 2 averaged £46,725 over 9 times his 2011 stud fee.
*Source: Hyperion Promotions to 18/11/13
*Source: Hyperion Promotions to 18/11/13
First crop winners include LADY PENKO (dual winner and dual Stakes-placed) and impressive debut winners FARQUHAR and MADAME CHIANG, etc.
2013 winners include SIR ANDREW (Gr.2); SIR JOHN HAWKWOOD (rated 110); SIR JACK LAYDEN (winner & Gr.2 placed at 2; rated 109); MIRSAALE (rated 105); SOUND HEARTS (LR; rated 105). 2013 yearlings sold at Tattersalls Books 1 & 2 averaged £43,137 – over 7 times his 2011 stud fee. *50+ runners; crops born before 2011.
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Flat Racecourse League Table Ptn Racecourse
1 Ascot 2 York 3 Epsom Downs 4 Newmarket 5 Goodwood 6 Chester 7 Doncaster 8 Sandown Park 9 Newbury 10 Haydock Park 11 Musselburgh 12 Ayr 13 Pontefract 14 Salisbury 15 Ripon 16 Ffos Las 17 Carlisle 18 Thirsk 19 Newcastle 20 Windsor 21 Leicester 22 Kempton Park 23 Beverley 24 Hamilton Park 25 Nottingham 26 Warwick 27 Catterick Bridge 28 Bath 29 Redcar 30 Lingfield Park 31 Yarmouth 32 Wolverhampton 33 Chepstow 34 Southwell 35 Brighton Total
Figures for period November 1, 2012 to October 31, 2013
Avg racecourse spend per fixture (£)
Avg HBLB spend per fixture (£)
Avg owner spend per fixture (£)
Avg prizemoney per fixture (£)
Total no. of fixtures
Total prize-money (£)
Avg racecourse spend per fixture 2011-12 (£)
I I JCR JCR I I ARC JCR I JCR I I I I I I JCR I ARC ARC I JCR I I JCR JCR I ARC I ARC ARC ARC ARC ARC ARC
349,480 160,032 120,544 91,764 84,714 77,393 55,019 53,586 46,673 41,800 31,993 29,569 28,935 27,239 27,030 23,461 21,280 20,943 20,782 20,262 18,719 18,269 17,864 17,024 16,558 15,897 15,840 14,678 14,657 13,624 12,327 11,038 10,464 9,228 8,671 36,028
132,552 105,147 71,576 79,889 75,890 44,521 58,444 54,329 63,275 49,022 24,856 39,428 32,701 28,193 27,349 9,820 16,458 22,797 21,439 19,189 19,612 14,775 21,001 22,944 23,201 21,236 18,099 14,970 18,591 19,758 19,900 14,897 14,790 16,326 18,577 31,415
178,627 84,648 81,087 76,299 27,928 8,364 36,954 17,531 27,912 15,671 5,055 10,820 3,804 5,408 4,510 3,081 4,489 5,650 6,615 4,735 4,932 3,352 3,108 3,448 5,704 3,926 2,733 2,853 13,130 2,869 3,089 2,303 2,761 1,875 2,392 15,519
660,659 349,827 273,207 248,465 188,532 130,278 151,367 126,246 140,910 107,681 63,375 81,138 66,440 63,389 59,671 36,762 43,591 51,757 51,103 45,080 44,564 38,358 43,988 43,750 47,962 41,469 39,172 32,951 48,534 37,823 35,605 29,867 29,016 28,241 30,483 84,255
18 17 12 38 19 15 25 18 17 24 17 14 16 15 16 8 11 15 18 26 20 88 20 18 18 11 17 20 16 102 26 113 15 33 19 894
11,891,857 5,947,060 3,278,480 9,441,670 3,582,104 1,954,165 3,784,183 2,209,306 2,395,467 2,538,203 1,077,375 1,135,937 1,063,035 950,842 954,732 275,712 479,500 776,350 919,850 1,172,086 891,280 3,375,533 879,760 787,500 863,310 456,158 665,925 659,018 776,550 3,857,986 925,725 3,375,013 435,235 931,962 579,168 75,288,036
376,146 157,927 115,897 88,443 87,914 70,940 57,858 48,039 45,320 35,090 26,483 20,344 18,755 25,109 25,580 23,003 15,448 22,834 26,320 16,451 14,628 16,613 13,214 20,764 13,233 22,120 13,267 18,037 13,401 12,227 11,967 10,972 9,452 9,465 10,900 35,076
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Jumps Racecourse League Table Ptn Racecourse
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43
Cheltenham Aintree Ascot Haydock Park Sandown Park Kempton Park Newbury Ayr Perth Warwick Chepstow Cartmel Musselburgh Wetherby Newcastle Wincanton Newton Abbot Ludlow Kelso Market Rasen Taunton Stratford-on-Avon Wolverhampton Ffos Las Exeter Fakenham Carlisle Plumpton Doncaster Hereford Fontwell Park Hexham Worcester Southwell Huntingdon Uttoxeter Folkestone Leicester Lingfield Park Towcester Bangor-on-Dee Sedgefield Catterick Bridge Total
Avg racecourse spend per fixture (£)
Avg HBLB spend per fixture (£)
Avg owner spend per fixture (£)
Avg prizemoney per fixture (£)
Total no. of fixtures
Total prize-money (£)
Avg racecourse spend per fixture 2011-12 (£)
JCR JCR I JCR JCR JCR I I I JCR ARC I I I ARC JCR I I I JCR I I ARC I JCR I JCR I ARC ARC ARC I ARC ARC JCR ARC ARC I ARC I I ARC I
234,051 231,797 109,586 103,319 68,189 44,049 42,259 32,818 28,814 27,256 25,900 24,931 24,399 24,017 21,633 21,532 20,588 19,625 19,117 18,579 17,872 17,770 17,500 17,365 14,637 14,561 14,390 14,181 13,969 13,336 13,156 12,934 12,278 11,872 11,689 11,644 10,384 9,682 9,543 9,022 8,001 7,207 5,470 30,623
104,699 122,440 72,839 71,910 63,508 52,135 60,345 43,855 23,250 36,546 27,310 19,059 29,776 24,494 27,670 31,914 27,466 25,384 28,613 25,514 24,183 22,271 24,500 20,634 27,395 24,176 29,053 22,796 37,507 10,000 19,577 13,625 18,198 18,059 21,399 21,378 11,470 23,781 21,157 13,935 22,825 21,531 28,813 31,254
60,454 63,310 16,877 18,571 13,740 9,629 14,798 11,678 1,521 6,863 6,817 4,982 4,632 4,601 4,216 4,728 0 4,652 3,147 4,592 4,779 4,445 0 3,854 4,660 0 4,248 3,758 6,198 3,298 2,996 2,167 3,655 2,829 3,500 4,569 2,179 3,394 1,966 2,740 2,705 2,590 2,695 7,263
399,204 417,547 199,301 193,800 145,858 106,120 117,402 88,831 53,586 70,665 61,088 48,971 59,933 53,599 54,562 59,086 48,054 49,947 52,793 48,952 46,834 45,486 42,000 41,854 47,922 38,737 48,192 40,735 57,674 26,633 36,586 29,517 35,683 33,317 37,146 38,300 24,033 37,571 32,665 25,857 33,822 31,328 36,978 69,606
15 8 7 6 10 13 10 10 15 7 13 7 8 16 7 17 19 14 12 18 12 17 1 19 13 9 12 14 9 3 21 12 21 16 14 22 3 7 9 15 12 15 9 516
5,988,053 3,340,374 1,395,107 1,245,859 1,385,649 1,379,556 1,174,016 888,315 803,785 494,652 794,150 342,800 479,462 857,585 381,934 1,004,461 913,034 699,260 633,512 881,127 562,012 773,266 42,000 774,294 622,988 348,634 578,299 570,290 519,066 79,900 768,300 354,200 749,347 533,068 520,037 842,597 72,100 263,000 293,983 387,857 405,866 469,914 332,800 35,946,508
212,278 229,212 121,032 81,825 56,975 53,140 43,018 28,208 28,788 10,368 22,716 25,659 17,126 10,817 20,560 23,933 24,493 15,566 24,355 19,617 19,849 22,065 0 17,488 14,089 19,813 12,551 12,200 26,363 14,248 12,844 10,728 9,210 13,312 14,349 13,603 9,997 8,799 11,657 8,452 15,541 9,064 5,558 29,639
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EXPLANATION The tables set out the average prize-money at each fixture staged by a racecourse over the last 12 months. They show how this is made up of the three sources of prizemoney: 1. Racecourses’ contribution 2. Levy Board (HBLB) 3. Owners The tables also confirm the number of fixtures staged and the total amount of prize-money paid out by each racecourse throughout this period. The racecourses are ordered by the average amount of their own contribution to prizemoney at each fixture. This contribution originates from various sources including media rights, admission revenues and racecourse sponsors. If a racecourse has increased its average contribution at each fixture compared with the previous 12 months, it receives a green ‘up’ arrow. If its average contribution has fallen, however, it receives a red ‘down’ arrow. As these tables are based on the prize-money paid out by each racecourse, the abandonment of a major fixture could distort a racecourse’s performance.
OWNERSHIP KEY JCR Jockey Club Racecourses
ARC Arena Racing Company
I Independently owned racecourse Gold Standard Award
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Elite National Hunt Mares Incentive Scheme 2014
The final Stud Staff Award of 2013 has been presented to Alan Hogg of Manor House Stud. Alan has worked for Lenore Peacock in Middleham since he was 18, spending 50 years devoted to the stud. Today, he is the machine that keeps the stud running smoothly, and his wealth of knowledge ensures the successful production of quality bloodstock sent to the sales each season. Much smaller today than when it was in its prime 25 years ago, the stud has an extensive number of successful racehorses reared by Alan, most notably the English and Irish 2,000 Guineas winner Tirol. Alan is very rightly proud to be the person who nurtured Tirol from foal to yearling and to see him go on to achieve such a feat. Despite being of retirement age, Alan is still running the stud and although the number of staff is smaller than in its heyday, he still dedicates his time and passes his knowledge on to those fortunate to work with him. A modest and unassuming gentleman, Alan is the stability and rock behind the stud that continues its tradition of producing happy foals and yearlings in the paddocks at Manor House.
Unsung hero Alan Hogg wins final award of the year
Alan Hogg in action at Tattersalls
Lenore Peacock said: “I don’t think there will be another stud employee who has shown such dedication to the industry. From boy to man he has been involved in many bloodstock successes and now quietly continues to contribute to keeping the stud alive. Alan is truly one in a million, an unsung hero who really deserves recognition.” If you know somebody who deserves recognition for their work, please contact Stanstead House for more information on the Stud Staff Awards for 2014.
As we begin the third year of the successful initiative the Elite National Hunt Mares Incentive Scheme, we will continue to reward the owners of those mares proven on the racecourse or at stud, by providing subsidised, and in some cases free, nominations. No fundamental changes are to be made to the scheme for 2014 with regard to qualifying mares, the basis for inclusion being aged 18 years and under (born 1996 or later) with an official rating of 125+ or production of a 140+ NH performer. The aim of the scheme is to underline to mare owners the quality of stallions available in this country, and to give a valuable incentive to TBA members who own such mares to cover them with the best from the ranks of young or proven stallions in Britain. The owners of eligible mares will shortly be contacted by the TBA, but if you believe you have an eligible mare and would like further details, please contact Stanstead House.
Political round-up: prioritising work on the CAP reforms On behalf of its members, the TBA executive continues to spend a great deal of time on political issues. We know that decisions taken in Whitehall and Westminster have the potential to affect thoroughbred breeders and our businesses in significant ways which not only affect the way we work with our horses, but also, let’s face it, our bottom-line profits. We work directly for breeders in Brussels. The TBA currently holds the Chairmanship of the European Federation of Thoroughbred Breeders Associations, with Rhydian MorganJones as Chairman, proving a safe pair of hands with his many years of experience in racing and breeding authority Chairmanships. He enables the TBA to handle this challenging role for a three-year period. Meetings with MPs, DEFRA, European officials and members of the European Parliament take place on a regular basis. This enables us to be aware of forthcoming issues,
sometimes before they are made public, and means we take full advantage of over 20 years of professional lobbying action in this area so we (and you) are fully informed. This is not always evident, as even so-called specialist ‘farming’ advisors are not always (and are seldom) specialists in the stud farming sector. Current issues are, as ever, wide ranging. We have been prioritising action on the changes in the Common Agricultural Policy and the successor to the Single Farm Payment, with meetings at senior commission level in Brussels, the European Parliament, and at DEFRA in the UK. As grants move increasingly towards land management, and priority is given to the maintenance of permanent pasture, it is imperative that stud farms are fully placed within the CAP grant process – both for now and for any future grant changes. Allied with that aim we are now working with experts at the Royal Agricultural
University to put in place Best Practice Guidelines for Stud Use of Pasture Land, respecting the principles of the Common Agricultural Policy and other influencing guidelines. This is an unprecedented step from an equine organisation and we believe this will firmly place us as the leaders of best practice in a sector which is not insignificant at either UK or EU level. Over six million hectares of permanent grassland in Europe are dedicated to horse breeding, of which thoroughbreds play an important central role. In parallel to this we have been working with the BHA to ensure that the current European Commission revision into the horse passport regulations will not unduly affect the thoroughbred industry. Indeed, the European Commission has taken note of some of our superior ways of identification and passport issuing. In this way we hope that the problems stemming from some of the sub-standard THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER
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Trainers give seal of approval to TBA’s Newmarket raceday sponsorship As the sponsor of the card on October 23 at Newmarket racecourse, the TBA aimed to provide important and timely opportunities, and with five of the six races on the card for two-yearolds, Godolphin’s Charlie Appleby for one was grateful for this day in the development of his horses. Taking Appleby’s win tally to 50, Sudden Wonder, odds-on favourite in the Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association Houghton Conditions Stakes, was the trainer’s first winner of the day, shortly followed by Moontime, who landed the British Stallion Studs EBF TBA Maiden Stakes. Commenting on the day Appleby said: “Personally, I love Newmarket two-year-old races. I feel at this time of the year for big, backward colts, it’s nice to put some experience into them to go into the winter, so they have an idea of what’s in store for next year. That’s why we support the day so much. “I think it’s a great opportunity to give these horses a run and see where we are with them. We find out much more on the track than on the gallops at home.” Roger Varian’s confidence behind Pretzel’s chances in the Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association Maiden grew after looking at the opposition in the paddock. He felt that a lot of the field looked more like three-year-old types, in
PIOs (Passport Issuing Organisations) in the UK might be brought to a halt. Some Eurosceptics might even say that in this instance the EU can actually be useful! Other issues we are following include the European Parliament report into the horsemeat scandal (which has been widened to include food fraud) and the new proposed 250-page Animal Health Review, which will be debated throughout 2014 and to which we have already responded through several consultations. We have also met with Welfare in Transport Commission officials at regular intervals and have had no indications that this EU law is to be reviewed in full. In 2014, we will be more active still as there are European Parliament elections, and a whole new set of European Commissioners. But with our background as one of the oldest European Federations and our commitment to our members, we are sure that we will take full advantage of any changes which 2014 brings while supporting our ongoing initiatives. THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER
contrast to his racey-looking colt. Delighted with Pretzel’s win, owner/breeder Philippa Cooper said: “It is wonderful of the TBA
to be supporting races like these today; they are an important part of horses’ development and give them the experience they need.” Newmarket racecourses generously offered TBA members free entrance on the day, which included access to the owners’ and trainers’ facilities and was enjoyed by many loyal members.
Sally and Gavin Tulley present owner/breeder Ian Quy with the prize for Island Remede’s win in the Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association Nursery Handicap
The TBA mares-only club races In order to continue our support of the mares-only races, we are delighted to be working with the Point-to-Point Authority by sponsoring eight point-to-point fixtures from January.
We hope that this partnership will provide another boost to the grassroots level of the sport and serve to encourage the increase in mares-only races throughout the racing calendar.
TBA-sponsored races in 2014 Area
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West Wales Club
West Somerset Vale
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The TBA National Hunt Committee launched a new award in 2012, to reward those racecourses who offer the highest number of mares’ races as a percentage of their total races. We are delighted with the scheme’s success and the positive contribution the award has had. We have seen an increase in the number of racecourses meeting the required criteria, which has been very encouraging. Qualifying racecourses receive a certificate plus £750 towards sponsorship, over and above the BHA value, of an additional mares-only race the following season. So far, both Towcester and Ludlow have received their awards after staging these races.
TBA Mares’ Novice Hurdle Race at Uttoxeter
TBA Mares’ Listed Novice Hurdle at Newbury on Hennessy Day
TBA Annual Stud Farming Course at the British Racing School. For further information contact Christine Standley at the TBA on 01638 661321 or email Christine@thetba.co.uk
EBF/TBA Mares’ Novices’ Chase Series at Huntingdon
TBA Mares-only Novices’ Hurdle Race at Fakenham
EBF/TBA Mares’ Novices’ Chase Series at Exeter
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TBA member David Stoddart presents the prize to Andrew Cocks, joint-owner of Blase Chevalier, winner of the TBA National Hunt Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle at Towcester
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Bob Davies, Clerk of the Course and Racecourse Manager, receives the TBA award on behalf of Ludlow racecourse from TBA regional representative Patrick Burling
Health and Safety in the Racing and Breeding Industry Guide now available to employers The TBA is pleased to announce that the sixth edition of the Health and Safety in the Racing and Breeding Industry Guide is now available to members. It has been produced by the BHA with significant input from the TBA to ensure relevance to the breeding industry, and guidance on legal compliance has been provided by Taylor Vinters solicitors. The layout and content of the guide has been updated to reflect changes in legislation and to ensure it is user-friendly and adaptable for use by all studs, small and large.
In conjunction with the launch of the new edition, the BHA has organised a series of one-day seminars to be delivered by the British Racing School, which will take place on the following dates: • December 16 – The National Stud in Newmarket • February 11 – Northern Racing College in Doncaster • April 15 – Oaksey House, Lambourn • June 3 – British Racing School in Newmarket
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HBLB Codes of Practice Subcommittee meeting In its 36th year, the subcommittee met at Newmarket’s Rossdales Equine Hospital in October to review the Codes in preparation for the 2014 edition. Christopher Rea chaired the meeting, with delegates from Germany, Ireland, Italy and the UK, including government representatives from Ireland and the UK. James Crowhurst and Sidney Ricketts represented the Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association (TBA) and Alastair Watson and Andrew McGladdery represented the Newmarket Stud Farmers’ Association (NSFA). Richard Newton attended from the Animal Health Trust, presenting data from the International Collating Centre. The Chairman and Huw Griffiths represented the nonthoroughbred breeding industry. Unfortunately, the French delegation was unable to attend. The Chairman thanked previous administrator Stephanie McIntosh, who has moved on to pastures new. He welcomed Annie Dodd, who is well known to many members, for replacing Stephanie, with assistance from Laura Barron. Activity analysis of the Codes’ website reveals more than 100% year-on-year growth and increasing visits linked via UK nonthoroughbred breeding sector websites. Access via mobile devices (especially the Apple iPad) has increased by 750%, now accounting for a quarter of all visits. A
smartphone ‘app’ remains under consideration. Printed copies will continue to be made available to TBA members and to UK equine veterinary practices, with financial support from the TBA. A French initiative to encourage mare owners and their shipping agents to avoid travelling pregnant and non-pregnant mares in the same horseboxes was welcomed. This obvious biosecurity risk, breaching the Equine Herpesvirus (EHV) Code, was highlighted this past year by a probably consequent EHV abortion and subsequent neurological mare death. Irish delegates believe that the current review of the Tripartite Agreement for horses travelling between France, Ireland and the UK, probably to be restricted to reliably identified horses of recognised high health status sector membership, may help to encourage compliance with the Codes. Disease incidences in the participating countries were reviewed. In contrast to 2012, 2013 has so far been a relatively ‘quiet’ year for Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM), Equine Viral Arteritis (EVA) and Equine Infectious Anaemia (EIA), but quite ‘busy’ for EHV abortion and neurological disease. Many equine infectious diseases, particularly EHV and Equine Influenza (EI), have a cyclical incidence, probably related to both immunological and environmental factors. The Codes for EHV and Strangles were
reviewed and updates for 2014 agreed. The EHV Code has been expanded with more advice to help and encourage mare owners and stud managers to think ahead and discuss with veterinary advisors a biosecurity protocol that is suitable and appropriate to their specific circumstances. They should seek to organise their geographic layout, utility supplies and staff management to avoid spread of infection and to legitimately minimise disruption to their breeding programme, should EHV infection occur. The Strangles Code has been updated in areas particularly relating to the use of laboratory testing for initial diagnosis and for aiding the efficient clearance of premises following an outbreak. More links to related electronic information are provided. Dourine no longer appears to be circulating in horses in Italy and, for 2014, the NSFA will recommend a negative pre-export blood test for visiting Italian mares rather than both preand post-export blood testing. All members believe that the Codes work well, as a successful veterinary preventive medicine scheme. There is excellent compliance within the thoroughbred industries of participating countries and all hope that compliance within nonthoroughbred breeding sectors can continue to be increased, to the benefit of horse health and welfare and the equine industries of the participating countries.
RoR/TBA Retrained Racehorse Challenge Series Winners July 28/29 – TATTERSALLS IRELAND WARD UNION, Ireland BAT OUT OF HELL (Ire) 2003 Anshan – Be My Citizen (Ire) (Be My Native (USA)) Ridden by – Shelley Boyle; Bred by: E J O’Sullivan, Race record: Trained by H Smyth, Raced under rules: 7 times, Won: 0, Placed: 0 July 30 – RYEDALE SHOW, North Yorkshire DESITAIRE (Ire) 2008 Desideratum – Sweet Solitaire (Moor House ) Ridden by: Jodie McGregor, Bred by: J C P Ellwood, Race record: Trained by Kate Walton, Raced under rules: 1 time, Won: 0, Placed: 0 August 13/15 – PEMBROKESHIRE COUNTY SHOW, Wales SHERKHAN (GB) 2000 Septieme Ciel (USA) – Joemlujen (Forzando) Ridden by: Rachel Thomas, Bred by: J T Powell-Tuck, Race record: Trained by Tony Carroll, Raced under rules: 3 times, Won: 0, Placed: 0 September 7 – ALRESFORD & DISTRICT AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY SHOW, Hampshire MORATTI (Ire) 1998 Farhaan – Marble World (Ire) (Top Of The World) Ridden by: Camilla Hankinson, Bred by: Robert B Hodgins, Race record: Unknown September 14 – USK SHOW, Monmouthshire SHERKHAN (GB) 2000 Septieme Ciel (USA) – Joemlujen (Forzando) Ridden by: Rachel Thomas, Bred by: J T Powell-Tuck, Race record: Trained by Tony Carroll, Raced under rules: 3 times, Won: 0, Placed: 0
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Beat Rip Van Winkle and Mastercraftsman over a mile and won the G2 Duke Of York on his first start at six furlongs
THE BEST SON OF THE RIGHT SIRE Dansili, sire of 11% Stakes winners to runners, is now standing at a fee of £95,000. His best ever sprinter or miler is Delegator
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Breeders’ Prizes National Hunt HBLB Breeders’ Prizes worth £1,000 or more Breeder
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Mr David Brace
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ALKAASED Bay 2000 • Kingmambo – Chesa Plana (Niniski) “Alkaased is a great ride... He’s a very tenacious, tough horse – he kept finding a little more” L. DETTORI AFTER HIS GR.1 JAPAN CUP WIN.
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ALKAASED Whipper Le Vie dei Colori Yeats Arakan Vinnie Roe
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A RECORD BREAKING DUAL GROUP 1 WINNER Won 6 races, £1,672,130, from 3 to 5 years, 12f, and was placed 9 times, incl. WON Gr.1 Japan Cup, 12f, Tokyo, in course-record time, beating ten Gr.1 winners, incl. OUIJA BOARD, BAGO, BETTER TALK NOW, WARRSAN, etc. WON Gr.1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud, 12f, Saint-Cloud, beating five Gr.1 winners, incl. YEATS, BAGO, REEFSCAPE, etc. “A top class renewal…” (RACING POST) WON Gr.2 Jockey Club Stakes, 12f, Newmarket, beating two Gr.1 winners, incl. GAMUT, etc. WON LR Glorious Stakes, 12f, Goodwood, beating five Group/Stakes winners. RACEHORSES OF 2005: 127
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Sire of 4 black type horses in 2013 including stakes winning sprinter HALLELUJAH and Gr.2 placed Caelis Sire of NINE black type horses with Group or Listed winners from every crop inc:BLAINE - Gimcrack Stakes Gr.2 TEMPLE MEADS - Mill Reef Stakes Gr.2 IVER BRIDGE LAD - Prix de Seine-et-Oise Gr.3, 2nd Sirenia Stakes Gr.3, 3rd Cornwallis Stakes Gr.3 HALLELUJAH - Garrowby Stakes LR in 2013, 3rd Summer Stakes Gr.3 AVON PEARL - Swedish Open Mile LR in 2013, 2nd Polar Mile Cup LR in 2013 Caelis - 3rd Marjorie L. Everett Handicap Gr.2, Santa Barbara Handicap Gr.2 in 2013, 4th Vanity Handicap Gr.1 Avomcic - 3rd Premio Nogara LR in 2013
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BREEDER OF THE MONTH – Oct/Nov 2013 James Wigan of London Thoroughbred Services took this award in 1988 when Luge won the Laurel Futurity. Now he has done so again following another major success in the USA (winning a supply of TRM’s worldfamous Calphormin plus a bottle of premium Irish whiskey), but this time it involves a homebred reared at his family’s West Blagdon Stud. When Dank triumphed in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf at Santa Anita, the four-year-old daughter of Dansili was gaining a second consecutive Grade 1 victory, having won the Beverly D Stakes in August. She has also been successful at Group 2 and Group 3 level this season. Dank’s dam, Masskana, already had two Group 1 winners to her credit with 2007 Derby runner-up Eagle Mountain and Sulk (Prix Marcel Boussac). Both Masskana and Sulk are deceased, but the line persists at West Blagdon – at Tattersalls’ December Foal Sale there is a filly by Lawman out of Sulk’s sister Slink (dam of recent Irish Group winner Bye Bye Birdie), and a Footstepsinthesand colt out of Sulk’s daughter Scorn. Over the years the Wigans have earned a small fortune from their omnipotent Pelting family and Masskana has done well in that respect too. Six of her progeny have realised six-figure sums for an aggregate of over 1.6m guineas, a handsome return on the 48,000gns she cost in 1994 carrying her first foal. Dank is her penultimate offspring as she died in 2011 after foaling an Oasis Dream colt. Named Household Cavalry, he realised 230,000gns as a foal. As a bloodstock agent, Wigan advises the Rothschilds of Waddesdon Stud and George Strawbridge. With the likes of Nathaniel and Moonlight Cloud, he has been involved closely with some real stars of recent vintage. Not to be outdone, his wife Anita owns Rushbrooke Stud, where Melbourne Cup winner Green Moon was bred and raised.
SPECIAL MERIT – Oct/Nov 2013
Ridgecourt Stud In 2007, Woodcote Stud’s Danseuse Du Soir was voted TBA Broodmare of the Year. Now her half-sister Sarah Georgina features as the grandam of the Ridgecourt Stud-bred Kingston Hill, winner in October of both the Group 1 Racing Post Trophy and the Group 3 Autumn Stakes. Epsom’s Woodcote Stud is owned by Albert Perry, who named Sarah
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Dank streaks to her second Grade 1 victory in the USA
Georgina after his grand-daughter. While he breeds as Ridgecourt Stud (after his Epsom home), manager Barry Reilly trades under the Woodcote label and he consigned Kingston Hill to Tattersalls’ October Sale (Book 2), where the son of first-season sire Mastercraftsman realised 70,000gns. At the 1980 December Sales, Epsom trainer Dermot Whelan, then a partner with Perry in Lavandou Stud, bought Dance By Night’s dam Elvina as a yearling for 22,000gns. Another partner in Lavandou was Claude Henchley, father of Patricia Thompson of Cheveley Park Stud. Danseuse Du Soir was the pick of Dance By Night’s progeny. Originally sold as a yearling for 40,000gns to Daniel Wildenstein, she won the 1991 Poule d’Essai des Pouliches and Prix de la Foret. The daughter of Thatching was then reacquired privately for Woodcote in middle-age. She is now retired at the age of 25, but with 17 offspring to her credit there are plenty of her female relatives to fly the flag. Alas, Kingston Hill’s dam Audacieuse is not one of them as she died in June 2012 following an accident on the journey home from Coolmore, where she had been visiting Pour Moi. Not the luckiest of individuals, her racing career in France had been curtailed through injury, but not before she won the Group 3 Prix de Flore. Flat breeding revolves around Group winners, but Woodcote Stud bred a current jumping star from the family in Captain Conan, who has recorded three Grade 1 victories at Sandown. Come to think of it, Esher is not far removed in geographical terms from Kingston Hill.
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Our biggest and best event yet
Future NGC dates The visit to Paul Nicholls and Wincanton races in November was the last NGC event of the year. The NGC is currently planning its fixture list for 2014 and are always looking for help and ideas when it comes to putting on exciting and educational days, so please do get in touch if you can help.
A really encouraging turnout for our sales event during Tattersalls’ October Sale
s the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale continued, the NGC used the final afternoon of Book 2 to stage perhaps its most educational event of the year, with 87 young people shown around the impressive sales complex. The visitors included large groups of students from Writtle College in Essex and Abington and Witney College in Oxfordshire. It was the largest turnout for an NGC event since its inception and shows the impact and
increased wingspan the club is starting to have. Groups of around 28 people were shown yearlings consigned by Kirtlington Stud, Selwood Bloodstock and Whitsbury Manor Stud, with expert yearling conformation lessons given by young racing professionals Matt Coleman of Anthony Stroud Bloodstock (NGC committee member), Phil Haworth of Whitsbury Manor Stud, promising young trainer Daniel Kubler, Max
Weston of Kirtlington Stud, James Read of Selwood Bloodstock and Charlie Budgett of McKeever Bloodstock (committee member). There was a good level of participation from those who attended, with many interesting questions put up to the various speakers. Many of the students were specialising in different aspects of the equine world but it was good to see even those not especially well versed in racing take a great interest in all the different aspects of nurture and nature involved with getting a yearling to the sale. The sales offer an exciting new experience for those who haven’t been before and hopefully this kind of exposure will yield fruit in the future. In the shorter term, many of the students pricked their ears when they heard about the well-paid jobs on offer doing yearling prep and the sales.
Young racehorse trainers look to future It’s hard to believe December has arrived already – it seems only a few weeks ago that racegoers were spoiled by a plethora of outstanding performances at Royal Ascot, which itself appeared in but the blink of an eye following a triumphant Bobs Worth returning to his happy hunting ground, Cheltenham, to lift jump racing’s most coveted prize. With a new year fast approaching it seems the opportune moment to reflect on how some of the nation’s young trainers fared in 2013, and one for whom the past 12 months will not be easily forgotten is Seaboroughbased trainer Harry Fry. “Last season was our first and it surpassed all expectations,” says Fry, who not only saddles 2012 Champion Hurdle winner Rock On Ruby, but also landed the Grade 3 Racing Plus Chase with Opening Batsman. “We are looking forward to building on that. We have some exciting new recruits to go alongside last season’s big-race winners and we’re looking forward to getting going in earnest.”
Fry spent four years as pupil assistant to seven-time champion trainer Paul Nicholls, and now trains from the former satellite yard of his mentor. Of course, for the jumps boys the new year is celebrated 24 hours after Sandown’s Bet365 Gold Cup in April, and as the season steps up a gear after the Flat bade farewell at Doncaster, Fry and his compatriots will no doubt be less concerned with this month’s festivities and more occupied by the important matter of paving the route to Cheltenham. Back at Flat HQ, a trainer for whom January welcomes a new season is Kremlin Cottage Stables resident Hugo Palmer, whose third year at the helm yielded his most winners to date – including high-class handicapper Ascription and dual Listed winner Making Eyes. “It’s wonderful how well it’s gone, but there’s never any time for complacency and you always want to do better and better,” says Palmer. “You can never win 100% of the races
but you want to win more and bigger races, and to win races at York and have a double on St Leger day at Doncaster was an amazing thrill – and it was fantastic to be able to repay the support of my owners. “When you send a horse to a young, unproven trainer it is a leap of faith. When someone supports a young trainer that person will get a big kick out of repaying their confidence.” Palmer was first bitten by the racing bug when watching Lammtarra’s record-breaking Derby win in 1995. He later spent time working in all aspects of the industry, from foaling and yearling prep to a stint with multiple champion trainer Gai Waterhouse in Australia – and was on hand to watch Fiorente win a first Melbourne Cup for the trainer last month. You can read more about Harry on his website harryfryracing.com and Hugo on hugopalmer.com. To see what 2014 has in store for the NGC, please visit www.nextgenerationclub.com.
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VET FORUM: THE EXPERT VIEW By ROB PILSWORTH, MA VETMB BSc (Hons) CERTVR MRCVS
Why do horses fail dope tests? From conspiracy to cock-up, there are myriad reasons for a dreaded positive test
here can be few communiques trainers dread more than one from the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) informing them that a post-race sample has tested positive for a prohibited substance. The rules of racing mean that a positive test for any prohibited substance results in automatic disqualification of the horse and a fine for the trainer, irrespective of whether or not the trainer was knowingly responsible. So why does it happen?
Deliberate ‘doping’ Increased training yard security coupled with a stringent post-race testing programme for winners and beaten favourites has seen a significant decline in the deliberate ‘nobbling’ of horses, the stuff of legendary Victorian skulduggery. Unfortunately the financial implications of winning or losing are magnified many times by the impact of betting. With the emergence of legal ways of betting on horses to lose a race, not to win it, there is a potential incentive to predict with certainty that a horse will not win. Whilst use of drugs in this respect is rare and will eventually be discovered, it may not be until well after the event.
Attempts at enhancement Horseracing is by its very nature extremely competitive. Everybody is constantly looking to get ‘an edge’, and if that edge comes out of a bottle, there is clearly a temptation to use it. Routine post-race screening acts as a significant deterrent, but the recent Lance Armstrong cycling débâcle shows just how difficult picking up every case of performance-enhancement ‘doping’ can be when limited to competition testing. The BHA has a constant surveillance programme in place, including intelligence gathering throughout the industry, to alert them to the use of performance-enhancing drugs. In addition, they have a testing-in-training programme which has the power to sample horses out of the season and away from the racecourse. The recent ban imposed on trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni for use of anabolic steroids arose from just such an unannounced visit from the BHA veterinary inspection team.
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The presence of poppies in crops can cause positive morphine tests from feeds
disqualification. This is most certainly not the case. Many pharmaceutical agents are derived from plants (aspirin was first obtained from the bark of willow trees; hordenine, a drug which acts on the heart is found naturally in cereal crops; and the profound pain-killer morphine is derived from the poppy plant), so there is always potential for contamination of feedstuffs by plant materials harvested as part of the crop. In 2006, there was a rash of positive tests for morphine, linked to one brand of feed. One potentially illicit use of morphine is by its intra-articular injection. This can result in
significant pain relief for a prolonged period of time, even using an extremely small dose. This treatment has a legitimate use in the control of incurable pain from arthritic joints in the geriatric horse, but is open to potential abuse in masking pain from injured joints in the younger athlete, so the threshold for morphine is low. Modern testing methods mean that the presence of only a few poppy seeds in a batch of feed can trigger a positive reading for morphine. All reputable manufactures now routinely test feed constituents prior to incorporation in the final bag to ensure that no prohibited substances are present.
Cock-up One of the most common reasons for post-race test failure is medication of the wrong horse with a routinely used medicine such as ‘bute’ or the sedative ACP. It’s all too easy to misadminister medication intended for another horse with a similar sounding name, or even just to walk into the wrong box with it. Since the introduction of mandatory recording of all medications, given by both staff and vets alike, at least we now have the documentary evidence that the horse in the adjoining stable, or of a
Different rules for human athletes In the field of human athletics and sport, sports medicine has become a wellregarded specialism. Whilst ‘doping’ to enhance performance is outlawed just as it is in horseracing, the approach to medication for illness and injury is very different. For instance, a human athlete suffering from asthma could legitimately take inhaled bronchodilators prior to a competition. The logic is that this medicine does not improve performance, it just puts that athlete’s lungs into the normal degree of function enjoyed by other competitors. This same drug would, however, result in disqualification for a horse, many of which are afflicted with a very similar condition to human asthma. During a match between Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray in 2011, Murray freely admitted to having had local anaesthetic and a corticosteroid injected into his painful
elbow joint just prior to going on court simply to allow him to compete, something inconceivable in the world of racing. Human athletes have input into the decision-making over their own health and wellbeing – this is clearly not the case with the horse. The veterinary surgeon, trainer, and indeed the BHA have an obligation to look after the interests of the horse. But the stakeholders and regulators of the industry also have to accept that if we are training these young athletes to perform at or near their maximum potential, the field of sports medicine not only has a lot to offer but is essential to the welfare and wellbeing of the equine patient. We must legislate sensibly over detection limits and thresholds, and if the regulators and clinicians work together with transparency, instead of in antagonism, this will result in fewer violations.
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VET FORUM: THE EXPERT VIEW similar name, was the intended recipient of that medication at any subsequent enquiry.
Contamination We have to remember that a horse lives in a stable in which it urinates and defecates into its bed, and then sleeps on that same bed. Most administered drugs are eliminated in the urine, so this inevitably results in contamination of the stable and bedding with the drug. One drug particularly pertinent in this respect is Clenbuterol, contained in the well-known respiratory treatment ‘Ventipulmin’. Over 75% of the dose of administered Clenbuterol is excreted in the urine, and will continue to be so for up to 13 days post-treatment. Its intended action in the horse is to open up the airways in the treatment of coughing horses. However, as a side-effect, it also has an anabolic (‘bodybuilding’) action. Clenbuterol could be classed as an anabolic agent and a more serious view taken on its use. This means that the threshold for Clenbuterol is low, and easily triggered by contamination from soiled bedding. In a clinical trial carried out by Rob van Pelt and his colleagues at the Tortington Equine Hospital near Arundel, exactly this type of contamination-dependant ‘positive’ for clenbuterol was replicated. An untreated horse stabled in the box formerly occupied by one treated with clenbuterol returned a positive test, for many days after moving in.
International differences Different racing jurisdictions have different approaches to medication thresholds. A good example is the use of Omeprazole to treat the common problem of stomach ulcers. In Australia, its use is permitted up to the day before the race. This is to ensure that there is no risk to the horse of developing stomach ulcers purely as a result of missing its medication. Omeprazole itself is relatively rapidly cleared from the bloodstream but it is also broken-
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down into metabolites which are detectable for a longer period. The authorities in Hong Kong, usually regarded as the ‘hottest’ in the world for dope-testing, took a decision to chase the presence only of the parent drug Omeprazole, and so have an advised withdrawal period of two clear days. This pragmatic approach ensures that the horse races without traces of Omeprazole in its bloodstream but that it will not miss treatment for long enough to develop further stomach ulcers. In contrast, the BHA is believed to test for metabolites of Omeprazole as well as for the parent drug. This results in a longer detection period of three days, and consequently a withdrawal period of five clear days. This means that a horse under treatment for ulcers will almost certainly have a recurrence of ulceration in the stomach by the time it races, thus negating the benefit of using the treatment. This type of lack of harmony between testing authorities for a commonly used drug illustrates the difficulties faced by trainers competing internationally under different jurisdictions, and
leads to confusion that could easily result in a positive test. The recent anabolic steroid scandal in the UK also highlighted these differences. In the USA, they recently tightened up on the use of these by some states ruling that only one anabolic steroid at a time was allowed to be present in a horse’s bloodstream, rather than several, as before. Yet horses trained on these agents can come and compete here once free of the actual drug, despite the longer-term effects of these drugs on speed and muscle mass.
Moving the goalposts There has been a suspicion that testing procedures utilised by the BHA have improved over time without sufficient prior warning being given to vets. To their credit, the BHA have recently published observed detection periods for a gradually increasing number of drugs, but prior to this the advised withdrawal period for any drug was pure guesswork. In the case of the corticosteroid drugs, it still is. With constant advances in analytical techniques, previous experience has become a poor adviser of current practice. In 2007 there was a ‘rash’ of positive tests for triamcinolone all within a few weeks. At that time, most Newmarket vets were using a withdrawal period of five to seven days following intraarticular medication with this drug. At a meeting of the Newmarket equine fraternity, accumulated experience of more than ten vets, with several hundred horses each under their care, confirmed that in the previous five years no positive test had been returned using the five- to seven-day withdrawal period. Suddenly, within the space of a month, there were three. At the time there was inevitable speculation – denied by the BHA – that the testing procedures had been improved or altered in some way, making the previous standard withdrawal period now inadequate. Vets moved withdrawal periods out to 12 to 14 days and the positive tests disappeared again.
So, just how big is the problem of failed tests? During 2010 and 2011, 186,811 horses raced under rules. Of these, 15,571 (just over 8%) were sampled under the BHA programme. Of those tested, on average 0.25% of samples returned a positive result. The top five offenders from 2009 to 2012 were: Corticosteroids – used to treat joint disease (12 cases). Phenylbutazone (‘bute’) – anti-inflammatory and painkiller, also used to mitigate joint problems (nine cases). Acetylpromazine (ACP) – mild sedative, potential use for ‘stopping’ horses, but also widely used to ‘take the edge off’ fractious rides in normal training (five cases). Ranitidine – drug used to control stomach ulcers, zero detection time in some countries, five days in others, but chased hard in the UK and often positive for up to three weeks (five cases). Procaine – constituent of some penicillin preparations but also
used as a local anaesthetic (four cases). The largest number of returned positives originates from the use of corticosteroids. Despite the BHA providing vets with advised detection periods for many other drugs, they offer none at all on these. Vets are completely in the dark over how long these drugs need to be withdrawn in order to avoid a positive, and usually find out the hard way by having a horse disqualified. The trainer is fined and the owner loses the prize-money. The withdrawal period is then extended as a result, but surely this is a negative and illogical way to document safe withdrawal periods? This is a very unsatisfactory state of affairs and one for which there is no real excuse, given the existence of the BHA’s own testing facilities, and the willingness of veterinary surgeons in practice to provide post-medication samples for analysis. Let’s hope that it is a Data courtesy of the BHA situation that changes soon.
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Steri-7 Equine www.steri7.com/equine firstname.lastname@example.org Steri-7 Equine is a DEFRA approved, non-toxic, non-tainting advanced biocidal disinfectant capable of killing 99.99% of germs. Laboratory tested to be food safe, it is classed as nonhazardous to the environment. Steri-7 can be used on almost any surface, including horse walkers, tack, horse blankets and for the washing out, and disinfecting of, feed and water buckets. What makes Steri-7 so special is that tests carried out by the Animal Health Trust show that Steri-7 Equine is still effective after 14 days from a single application, thanks to its Reactive Barrier Technology (RBT). When applied to surfaces or fabric the biocide in Steri-7 kills 99.9% of germs present and creates a lasting barrier that ensures that germs subsequently introduced to it will also be killed, just as effectively 24/7 for the next 14 days. It has DEFRA General Orders Approval so stables and transport vehicles can be easily and quickly disinfected by applying STERI-7 Equine either through a sprayer or fogging equipment.
Vetericyn www.vetericyn.com email@example.com Vetericyn is a one-step wound and skincare product ideal for cleaning the umbilical cord and navel in a newborn foal and is less harsh than traditional iodine. Unlike traditional antiseptics and topical antibiotics Vetericyn does not damage healthy tissue and contains no banned substances, and can be used for any wound. As a one-step immediate-acting product, Vetericyn eliminates the need for multiple products and reduces application time. Since it is ‘no-rinse’, it leaves no film or residue to clean off. Vetericyn can be applied with spray irrigation systems, immersion, lavage and dressings, and is compatible with most gauzes and acrylics, and can be used prior to application of other treatments.
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www.arssales.com email@example.com The ARS Equine Colostrum Refractometer ($78) is a portable instrument for analysing mare colostrum quality. Only a few drops of colostrum are required and the entire test can be completed in less than a minute. The ARS Equine Colostrum Refractometer features automatic temperature compensation for enhanced accuracy over an operational range of 10°C - 30°C (50°F - 86°F). Knowing the colostrum quality of the mare immediately after foaling can determine if additional high-quality colostrum will be needed by the foal. The results from this test can also be used to identify suitable mares for colostrum banking, an important aid as colostrum can be very hard to obtain. Because colostrum is only available for the first 12 to 24 hours after a mare foals, it is crucial to work within that timeframe. It is preferable to collect colostrum shortly after the healthy foal has nursed the mare for the first time, after which take 300-400ml from the first mare. Goodquality colostrum is yellow, thick and very sticky. Collected colostrum can be stored in any freezer for up to a year. Just prior to use,
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National Foaling Bank www.endhousestud.co.uk Johanna Vardon (National Foaling Bank) 01952 811234 End House Stud 01200 445426 The purpose of The National Foaling Bank is to provide an adoption service for orphan foals by matching them with a suitable foster mare which has lost its own foal. The service also takes on nearly impossible cases of savaging mares, problem foaling mares (haemolytic, cancer, twinning…) and foals that need 24-hour nursing. Over 33 years unrivalled experience has been gained, which is available to anyone who calls for help or advice, on a 24-hour-a-day basis. A record is also kept of breeders who hold a limited amount of colostrums in their freezers for the benefit of current paid up members. Membership fee is £15 per year for hunter or pony breeders, and £25 per year for thoroughbred breeders or vets. End House Stud supplies foal milk and colostrums and can accommodate mares and foals to carry out adoption.
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European Pattern 330 PREIS DER DEUTSCHEN EINHEIT G3 HOPPEGARTEN. October 3. 3yo+. 2000m.
.%!4)#/ '%2 6 9-4 ÂŁ40,650 b h by Medicean - Nicola Bella (Sadlerâ€™s Wells) O/B-Gestut Ittlingen TR-P Schiergen $ESTOR '%2 3 9-0 ÂŁ13,821 b c by Sternkoenig - Desimona (Monsun) O-P Hanke B-Gestut Rottgen TR-U Stech 6ANISHING #UPID 37) 3 9-0 ÂŁ6,098 b c by Galileo - Vanishing Prairie (Alysheba) O-Mme Sibylle Eglo B-Gestut Sohrenhof TR-H-A Pantall Margins 5, neck. Time 2:02.00. Going Good. Age 2-6
Sire: MEDICEAN. Sire of 41 Stakes winners. In 2013 - NEATICO Sadlerâ€™s Wells G1, DIMENSION Green Desert G2. 1st Dam: NICOLA BELLA by Sadlerâ€™s Wells. Winner at 3. Own sister to Sister Bella. Dam of 7 winners: 2001: Persian Belle (f Machiavellian) unraced. Dam of CALVADOS BLUES (Prix de Guiche G3, Prix des Chenes G3, 2nd Dubai City of Gold S G2, 3rd Dubai Sheema Classic G1). 2002: BEAUTYANDTHEBEAST (f Machiavellian) 6 wins 3-4, USA, Las Palmas H G2. 2004: NOVO (c Rainbow Quest) 2 wins at 3 and 4. 2005: Narcisco (g Fantastic Light) Winner at 3, 2nd Grosser Freiberger Premium-Preis LR. 2006: Nicella (f Lando) unraced. 2007: NEATICO (c Medicean) 7 wins 2-6 in Germany, Grosser Dallmayr Bayerisches Zuchtrennen G1, Grosser Preis der Dortmunder Wirtschaft G3, GP von Ratibor Rennen G3, Grosser Preis von Lotto Hamburg G3, Preis der Deutschen Einheit G3, Henkel Meile LR, 2nd Badener Meile G3 (twice), Hessen-Pokal G3, FruhjahrsMeile G3, 3rd Grosse Europa Meile G2, UVEXTrophy Rennen G3, Belmondo-Preis G3, GP der Landeshauptstadt Dusseldorf G3, Preis der Sparkassen Finanzgruppe G3. 2008: CAPTAIN BROWN (g Lomitas) 2 wins. 2009: SCARLET BELLE (f Sir Percy) Winner at 3. 2010: PERNICA (f Sir Percy) Winner at 3. 2012: (c Sir Percy) 2013: Pernickety (f Sir Percy)
!FONSO DE 3OUSA 53! 3 9-3 ÂŁ4,390 br c by Henrythenavigator - Mien (Nureyev) O-D Smith, Mrs J Magnier, M Tabor B-Monticule TR-AP Oâ€™Brien Margins 1.25, 0.5. Time 2:10.97 (slow 0.47). Going Standard. Age 2-4
Sire: TEOFILO. Sire of 17 Stakes winners. In 2013 HAVANA GOLD Desert Style G1, TRADING LEATHER Sinndar G1, VOLEUSE DE COEURS Grand Lodge G1, AMIRAâ€™S PRINCE Green Desert G2, PARISH HALL Montjeu G3, ROYAL EMPIRE Zieten G3, SAMBA BRAZIL Dashing Blade G3. 1st Dam: HALLA SIAMSA by Montjeu. Winner at 3. Dam of 1 winner: 2009: PARISH HALL (c Teofilo). 3 wins at 2 and 4, Dewhurst S G1, Diamond S G3, Alleged S LR, 2nd Futurity S G2, Tyros S G3, 3rd Mooresbridge S G3. 2011: Craic Agus Spraoi (f Intense Focus) 2012: (c Teofilo) 2013: (f Teofilo) 2nd Dam: SIAMSA by Quest For Fame. 2 wins at 3. Dam of LIGHT HEAVY (c Teofilo: Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial S G2, 3rd Irish Derby G1). Broodmare Sire: MONTJEU. Sire of the dams of 15 Stakes winners. In 2013 - OBVIOUSLY Choisir G1, PARISH HALL Teofilo G3. 0!2)3( (!,, B C Northern Dancer Fairy Bridge Miswaki Allegretta Danzig Danehill Razyana Majestic Light Saviour Victorian Queen Northern Dancer Sadlerâ€™s Wells Fairy Bridge Top Ville Floripedes Toute Cy Rainbow Quest Quest For Fame Aryenne Northfields Amoura Visala Sadlerâ€™s Wells Galileo TEOFILO b 04 Speirbhean
Montjeu HALLA SIAMSA b 04 Siamsa
2nd Dam: Valley of Hope by Riverman. unraced. Dam of Sister Bella (f Sadlerâ€™s Wells: 3rd Irish Oaks G1).
332 PRIX DE ROYALLIEU G2
Broodmare Sire: SADLERâ€™S WELLS. Sire of the dams of 316 Stakes winners. In 2013 - FLINTSHIRE Dansili G1, FORTE DEI MARMI Selkirk G1, NEATICO Medicean G1, RELIABLE MAN Dalakhani G1, SHEâ€™S HAPPY Speightstown G1, THE FUGUE Dansili G1, AKUAâ€™DA Shamardal G2, PEACE BURG Sageburg G2, TANNERY Dylan Thomas G2, THOMAS CHIPPENDALE Dansili G2, BALTIC BARONESS Shamardal G3.
%")9:! )2% 3 8-7 ÂŁ115,854 ch f by Rock of Gibraltar - Ebalista (Selkirk) O-HH The Aga Khan B-HH The Aga Khanâ€™s Studs SC TR-A de Royer-Dupre #HALNETTA &2 3 8-7 ÂŁ44,715 gr f by Oratorio - Aifa (Johann Quatz) O-Benoit Chalmel B-M Daguzan-Garros, Mme N La Fonta, Rolling Hills Farm TR-C Ferland 'ALVAUN )2% 4 9-1 ÂŁ21,341 b f by Galileo - Pharmacist (Machiavellian) O-Ballylinch Stud B-Ballylinch Stud TR-A Fabre Margins Head, 1. Time 2:44.17. Going Soft.
The Medicean/Sadlerâ€™s Wells cross has produced: BANKABLE G1, NEATICO G1. .%!4)#/ B H Raise A Native Gold Digger Halo Coup de Folie Raise The Standard Northern Dancer Storm Bird South Ocean Sassafras Rose Goddess Cocarde Nearctic Northern Dancer Natalma Bold Reason Fairy Bridge Special Never Bend Riverman River Lady Sodium Virunga Vale Mr Prospector Machiavellian MEDICEAN ch 97 Mystic Goddess
Sadlerâ€™s Wells NICOLA BELLA b 95 Valley of Hope
331 DIAMOND S G3 DUNDALK. October 4. 3yo+. 10f 150yds.
0!2)3( (!,, )2% 4 9-8 ÂŁ31,707 b c by Teofilo - Halla Siamsa (Montjeu) O-Mrs JS Bolger B-JS Bolger TR-JS Bolger -ANALAPAN )2% 3 9-3 ÂŁ9,268 b c by Six Sense - Mia Mambo (Affirmed) O-R Barnes B-Grangecon Stud TR-PJ Prendergast
LONGCHAMP. October 5. 3yo+f&m. 2500m.
Sire: ROCK OF GIBRALTAR. Sire of 90 Stakes winners. In 2013 - BELLE DE CRECY Cape Cross G2, EBIYZA Selkirk G2, SOCIETY ROCK Key of Luck G2, ARCETRI PINK Galileo G3, ROMANTIC WAVE Indian Ridge G3. 1st Dam: EBALISTA by Selkirk. Winner at 3. Dam of 1 winner: 2010: EBIYZA (f Rock of Gibraltar) 1 win at 3, Prix de Royallieu G2, 3rd Prix Joubert LR. 2011: Ebeyina (f Oasis Dream) unraced to date. 2012: (f Azamour) 2013: (c Tamayuz) 2nd Dam: EBADIYLA by Sadlerâ€™s Wells. Champion 3yo filly in Ireland in 1997. 3 wins at 3, Irish Oaks G1, Prix Royal Oak G1, 3rd Coronation Cup G1. Dam of EYSHAL (c Green Desert: Centenary Vase LR, 3rd National S G1). Grandam of Ensaya. Broodmare Sire: SELKIRK. Sire of the dams of 41 Stakes winners. In 2013 - EBIYZA Rock of Gibraltar G2, VANCOUVERITE Dansili G2, BYE BYE BIRDIE Oasis Dream G3.
The Rock of Gibraltar/Selkirk cross: MOUNT NELSON G1, EBIYZA G2, General Eliott LR. %")9:! CH F Danzig Danehill
ROCK OF GIBRALTAR b 99 Be My Guest Offshore Boom Push A Button Selkirk EBALISTA ch 05 Ebadiyla
Sharpen Up Annie Edge Sadlerâ€™s Wells Ebaziya
Northern Dancer Pas de Nom His Majesty Spring Adieu Northern Dancer What A Treat Bold Lad River Lady Atan Rocchetta Nebbiolo Friendly Court Northern Dancer Fairy Bridge Darshaan Ezana
333 CORNWALLIS S G3 ASCOT. October 5. 2yo. 5f.
(/4 342%!+ )2% 9-0 ÂŁ22,684 ch c by Iffraaj - Ashirah (Housebuster) O-Qatar Racing Ltd B-Barry Noonan TR-K Ryan /UTER 3PACE '" 9-0 ÂŁ8,600 b c by Acclamation - Venoge (Green Desert) O-D Smith, Mrs J Magnier, M Tabor B-Catridge Farm Stud, B Jellett, H Jellett TR-R Hannon +ICKBOXER )2% 9-0 ÂŁ4,304 gr g by Clodovil - Ajig Dancer (Niniski) O-Mrs T Burns B-Rathasker Stud TR-M Channon Margins 5, 0.5. Time 1:00.24 (slow 0.74). Going Good to soft. Age 2
Sire: IFFRAAJ. Sire of 17 Stakes winners. In 2013 CHRISELLIAM Danehill G1, RIZEENA Statue of Liberty G1, FIX Danehill G2, DIBAJJ Royal Applause G3, HOT STREAK Housebuster G3, SO WOTIF Geiger Counter G3. 1st Dam: Ashirah by Housebuster. unraced. Dam of 3 winners: 2000: New Design (f Bluebird) Winner at 2, 3rd Silver Flash S LR. 2003: Laheen (f Bluebird) 2004: Leprechaunâ€™s Gold (g Spectrum) 2005: KARPATHOS (f Orpen) 3 wins 3-4 in Greece. 2007: Artâ€™n Craft (f Hawk Wing) unraced. 2008: Ashtown Girl (f Exceed And Excel) unraced. 2011: HOT STREAK (c Iffraaj) 30,377gns foal at GONO1, 55,000gns yearling at TAOC2, 42,000gns 2yo at TAGUN. 3 wins at 2, Cornwallis S G3, Roses S LR, 3rd Mill Reef S G2. 2012: (c Alfred Nobel) 2nd Dam: Manwah by Lyphard. Dam of MUSTANFAR (c Unbridled: Lexington S G3, Sycamore Breedersâ€™ Cup S G3, 2nd Washington Park H G2, National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame S G2, 3rd Gulfstream Park Breedersâ€™ Cup H G1), TADRIS (f Red Ransom: Rosemary Rated S LR, Littlewoods EBF Fleur de Lys S LR). Grandam of ALLEZ VITE, Yaseer. Broodmare Sire: HOUSEBUSTER. Sire of the dams of 24 SWs. In 2013 - HOT STREAK Iffraaj G3. (/4 342%!+ CH C Mr Prospector Secrettame The Minstrel Zaizafon Mofida Northern Dancer Nureyev Special Ahonoora Park Appeal Balidaress Blushing Groom Mt Livermore Flama Ardiente Great Above Big Dreams Dolphins Dream Northern Dancer Lyphard Goofed Bustino Height of Fashion Highclere Gone West Zafonic IFFRAAJ b 01 Pastorale
Housebuster ASHIRAH b 95 Manwah
334 PRIX DOLLAR G2 LONGCHAMP. October 5. 3yo+. 1950m.
#)2253 $%3 !)',%3 &2 7 9-0 ÂŁ92,683 b g by Even Top - Taille de Guepe (Septieme Ciel) O-JCA Dupouy B-Y Lelimouzin, B Deschamps TR-Mme C Barande-Barbe
-ANDOUR 53! 4 9-0 ÂŁ35,772 ch c by Smart Strike - Mandesha (Desert Style) O-Princess Zahra Aga Khan B-Princess Zahra Aga Khan TR-A de Royer-Dupre 0ETIT #HEVALIER &2 5 9-0 ÂŁ17,073 b g by High Chaparral - Pivoline (Pivotal) O/B-Rennstall Gestut Hachtsee TR-W Mongil Margins 1.74, 4. Time 2:02.83. Going Soft. Age 2-7
Places Earned 26 ÂŁ4,271,620
Sire: EVEN TOP. Sire of 1 Stakes winners. In 2013 CIRRUS DES AIGLES Septieme Ciel G2. 1st Dam: Taille de Guepe by Septieme Ciel. unraced. Dam of 2 winners: 2003: MESNIL DES AIGLES (c Neverneyev) 7 wins at 3 to 7 in France. 2004: Miss des Aigles (f Alamo Bay) 2005: Vie des Aigles (f Alamo Bay) unplaced. 2006: CIRRUS DES AIGLES (g Even Top) Champion older horse in Europe in 2011, Champion older horse in France in 2012. 18 wins at 3 to 7, Champion S G1, Prix Ganay G1, Dubai Sheema Classic G1, Grand Prix de Deauville G2, Prix Dollar G2 (3 times), Prix du Conseil de Paris G2, GP de Vichy G3, La Coupe G3, La Coupe de Maisons-Laffitte G3, Prix du Prince dâ€™Orange G3, Prix Gontaut-Biron G3, Prix de Boulogne LR, Grand Prix du Lion dâ€™Angers LR, 2nd Champion S G1, Grand Prix de SaintCloud G1, Prix dâ€™Ispahan G1, Prix Dollar G2, Prix du Conseil de Paris G2, Prix Exbury G3, Prix Gontaut-Biron G3, GP de Clairefontaine LR, Prix Matchem LR, Derby du Languedoc LR, Prix Policeman LR, 3rd Prix Ganay G1, Prix Gontaut-Biron G3, Prix Ridgway LR, Prix Pelleas LR. 2008: Kiva des Aigles (f Enrique) unplaced. Broodmare Sire: SEPTIEME CIEL. Sire of the dams of 19 Stakes winners. In 2013 - JOHNNY GUITAR Lode G1, CIRRUS DES AIGLES Even Top G2. #)2253 $%3 !)',%3 B G Ahonoora Topanoora
EVEN TOP br 93 Niniski Skevena Skhiza Septieme Ciel TAILLE DE GUEPE ch 99 Roots
Seattle Slew Maximova Funambule Ruma
Lorenzaccio Helen Nichols Sea Hawk II Round Eye Nijinsky Virginia Hills Targowice Anticlea Bold Reasoning My Charmer Green Dancer Baracala Lyphard Sonoma Rheffic Runnello
335 PRIX CHAUDENAY G2 LONGCHAMP. October 5. 3yo. 3000m.
6!,)2!.. &2 9-2 ÂŁ92,683 b c by Nayef - Valima (Linamix) O-HH The Aga Khan B-Haras De Son Altesse Aga Khan SCEA TR-A de Royer-Dupre -ONTCLAIR )2% 9-2 ÂŁ35,772 b c by Montjeu - Minaccia (Platini) O-OTI Management Pty Ltd B-Elisabeth Fabre TR-A Fabre ,UCKY ,OOK &2 8-13 ÂŁ17,073 f by Teofilo - Victoria College (Rock of Gibraltar) O-Alain Michel Haddad B-O El Sharif TR-D Smaga Margins Neck, short head. Time 3:22.68. Going Soft. Age 3
Sire: NAYEF. Sire of 16 Stakes winners. In 2013 TASADAY Mujahid G2, VALIRANN Linamix G2, SPARKLING BEAM Nureyev G3. 1st Dam: VALIMA by Linamix. 2 wins at 2 and 3 in France, Prix Imprudence LR. Dam of 4 winners: 2007: Valasyra (f Sinndar) Winner at 3 in France, 2nd Prix de Liancourt LR. 2008: VALIYR (c Alhaarth) 2 wins at 3 in France, Prix Matchem LR, 2nd Prix Daphnis G3. 2009: VALYRA (f Azamour). 3 wins at 3 in France, Prix de Diane G1. 2010: VALIRANN (c Nayef) 4 wins at 3 in France, Prix Chaudenay G2, Prix de Lutece G3.
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Caulfield on Indonesienne: â€œHer sire Muhtathir never won beyond a mile, scoring his best win in the Prix Jacques le Marois, so it is going to be interesting to see how far she staysâ€?
2nd Dam: VADLAWYSA by Always Fair. 1 win at 3 in France. Own sister to VADLAWYS. Dam of VALIMA (f Linamix, see above).
42/0)#3 CH G
Broodmare Sire: LINAMIX. Sire of the dams of 74 SWs. In 2013 - VALIRANN Nayef G2, ECTOT Hurricane Run G3, LESSTALK IN PARIS Cape Cross G3, MAUREEN Holy Roman Emperor G3.
SPEIGHTSTOWN ch 98
6!,)2!.. B C Mr Prospector Gulch
NAYEF b 98 Bustino Height of Fashion Highclere Linamix
VALIMA gr 02 Vadlawysa
Always Fair Vadlava
Raise A Native Gold Digger Rambunctious Asbury Mary Busted Ship Yard Queenâ€™s Hussar Highlight Bellypha Miss Carina Breton Lutine Danzig Carduel Bikala Vadsa
336 BENGOUGH S G3 ASCOT. October 5. 3yo+. 6f.
42/0)#3 53! 5 9-1 ÂŁ39,697 ch g by Speightstown - Taj Aire (Taj Alriyadh) O-Dean Ivory B-D Konecny, S Branch, A Branch TR-Dean Ivory -USIC -ASTER '" 3 9-0 ÂŁ15,050 b c by Piccolo - Twilight Mistress (Bin Ajwaad) O-Godfrey Wilson B-Mrs CRD Wilson TR-H Candy (OOF )T '" 6 9-1 ÂŁ7,532 b g by Monsieur Bond - Forever Bond (Danetime) O-A Chandler, L Westwood B-Bond Thoroughbred Corporation TR-M Easterby Margins 3.5, 1.75. Time 1:14.55 (slow 2.15). Going Good to soft. Age 4-5
Sire: SPEIGHTSTOWN. Sire of 36 Stakes winners. In 2013 - DANCE TO BRISTOL Louis Quatorze G1, LIGHTHOUSE BAY Seeking The Gold G1, REYNALDOTHEWIZARD Meadowlake G1, SHEâ€™S HAPPY Sadlerâ€™s Wells G1, FAST BULLET Dayjur G2, DELEGATION Sea Hero G3, ESSENCE HIT MAN El Prado G3, SUM OF THE PARTS Slewâ€™s Royalty G3, TROPICS Taj Alriyadh G3. 1st Dam: TAJ AIRE by Taj Alriyadh. 5 wins at 3 and 4 in USA. Own sister to ZASHRANY. Dam of 8 winners: 1998: R BAGGIO (g Chimes Band) 7 wins in USA, Paradise Valley H, Paradise Mile H, 2nd Phoenix Gold Cup H LR. 1999: HANDYMAN BILL (g Skywalker) 4 wins at 4 in USA, Foster City H. 2000: AIMEES PRIDE (c Delineator) Winner at 2. 2001: ELUSIVE DIVA (f Elusive Quality) 6 wins 3-4, Las Cienegas H G3, Railbird S G3, Senator Ken Maddy H G3, 2nd Las Palmas H G2, Hollywood Breedersâ€™ Cup Oaks G2, Buena Vista H G2, 3rd La Brea S G1. 2002: CHIEF COCCA (c Honor Grades) 2 wins at 4 in USA. 2003: No Lullaby (f Brahms) 2 wins at 4 in USA, 3rd Tuzla H. 2004: Divaâ€™s Seastar (f Broken Vow) Winner at 3 in USA, 2nd Flawlessly S LR. 2005: Thatsthatwiththat (c Belong To Me) 2006: Touch of Charm (f Elusive Quality) unplaced. 2007: (f Empire Maker) 2008: TROPICS (g Speightstown) Sold 2,500gns 3yo at TAAUT. 6 wins at 4 and 5, John Guest Bengough S G3, Stobart Members Club Hopeful S LR. 2011: (c More Than Ready) 2nd Dam: Whimsical Aire by Messenger of Song. unraced. Dam of MAHASKA (f Just The Time: Bangles and Beads S LR, Chapman S LR, B Thoughtful S LR, 3rd Linda Vista H G3), ZASHRANY (f Taj Alriyadh: Fashion H, M S S, Rhododendron H), Aire Of Speed (c Leroy S: 2nd B N Hutchinson S). Grandam of ALERT AND READY, ZATIM. Third dam of ENUMCLAW GIRL. Broodmare Sire: TAJ ALRIYADH. Sire of the dams of 4 SWs. In 2013 - TROPICS Speightstown G3.
Raise A Native Gold Digger Secretariat Secrettame Tamerett Storm Bird Storm Cat Terlingua Chieftain Silken Doll Insilca Bold Reasoning Seattle Slew My Charmer El Relicario Relifordie Crafordie Envoy Messenger of Song Philomela Steel Blade Silky Steel Kum Kim Mr Prospector
Taj Alriyadh TAJ AIRE b 91 Whimsical Aire
337 CUMBERLAND LODGE S G3 ASCOT. October 5. 3yo+. 12f.
3%#2%4 .5-"%2 '" 3 8-7 ÂŁ34,026 b c by Ravenâ€™s Pass - Mysterial (Alleged) O-Godolphin B-Darley TR-Saeed bin Suroor 2OYAL %MPIRE )2% 4 9-3 ÂŁ12,900 b c by Teofilo - Zeiting (Zieten) O-Godolphin B-Twelve Oaks Stud TR-S bin Suroor 'ATEWOOD '" 5 9-0 ÂŁ6,456 b h by Galileo - Felicity (Selkirk) O-G Strawbridge, OTI Racing B-G Strawbridge TR-John Gosden Margins 2.5, 2.5. Time 2:35.03 (slow 5.03). Going Good to soft. Age 2-3
Sire: RAVENâ€™S PASS. Sire of 3 Stakes winners. In 2013 - SECRET NUMBER Alleged G3. 1st Dam: Mysterial by Alleged. ran on the flat in USA at 3. Dam of 6 winners: 1999: DUBAI DESTINATION (c Kingmambo). 4 wins at 2 and 4, Queen Anne S G1. Sire. 2000: Cino (c Dehere) unplaced. 2001: DESTINATION DUBAI (g Kingmambo) 2 wins. 2002: LIBRETTIST (c Danzig). 7 wins 2-4, Prix du Moulin de Longchamp G1, Prix Jacques Le Marois G1. Sire. 2003: Slovakia (f Danzig). Dam of TATRA (Sandown Guineas G2, 3rd Royal Randwick Guineas G1, Champagne S G1, Rosehill Guineas G1). 2004: AMARNA (g Danzig) 5 wins. 2006: Mahyoub (g Elusive Quality) unraced. 2007: NAFURA (f Dubawi) 2 wins at 2. 2008: Inner Secret (f Singspiel) 2010: SECRET NUMBER (c Ravenâ€™s Pass) 3 wins at 2 and 3, Cumberland Lodge S G3, Al Bastakiya LR, 3rd Great Voltigeur S G2, UAE Derby G2. 2012: (c Pivotal)
0INTURICCHIO )2% 5 9-1 ÂŁ35,772 b h by Holy Roman Emperor - Precious Pearl (Peintre Celebre) O-Mlle Julia Tokay B-Dayton Investments Ltd TR-E Lellouche 3IYENICA &2 3 8-8 ÂŁ17,073 b f by Azamour - Sichilla (Danehill) O-HH The Aga Khan B-Haras De Son Altesse Lâ€™Aga Khan Scea TR-A de Royer-Dupre Margins Short neck, short head. Time 1:40.24. Going Soft. Age 2-4
3%#2%4 .5-"%2 B C Mr Prospector Secrettame Heroâ€™s Honor Touch of Greatness Ivory Wand General Lord At War Luna de Miel Verbatim Right Word Oratorio Tom Rolfe Hoist The Flag Wavy Navy Prince John Princess Pout Determined Lady Bold Reasoning Seattle Slew My Charmer Lyphard Phydilla Godzilla Gone West
Elusive Quality RAVENâ€™S PASS ch 05 Ascutney
Alleged MYSTERIAL b/br 94 Mysteries
338 PRIX DANIEL WILDENSTEIN G2 LONGCHAMP. October 5. 3yo+. 1600m.
0/,,9!.! )2% 4 8-11 ÂŁ92,683 b f by Whipper - Shamah (Unfuwain) O-Bryan Lynam B-Mesnil Investments Ltd, Carrigbeg Stud TR-D Prodâ€™Homme
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Sire: WHIPPER. Sire of 13 Stakes winners. In 2013 POLLYANA Unfuwain G2. 1st Dam: SHAMAH by Unfuwain. Winner at 3. Dam of 4 winners: 2003: SAFQA (f Singspiel) Winner at 3. Dam of Gaazaal (3rd Prix Volterra LR). 2004: (f Almutawakel) 2005: DARAAHEM (g Act One) 3 wins at 3 and 4. 2006: Googoobarabajagal (g Almutawakel) 2007: Bondage (g Whipper) 10 wins, 2nd Neptune Investment Hyde Novicesâ€™ Hurdle G2. 2009: POLLYANA (f Whipper) Sold 2,527gns yearling at GOOY1. 8 wins at 2 to 4 in France, Prix Daniel Wildenstein G2, Prix Casimir Delamarre LR, 2nd Prix Montretout LR, 3rd Prix du Palais Royal G3. 2010: Smart Union (g Dark Angel) unraced to date. 2011: Columbanus (c Jeremy) unraced to date. 2nd Dam: Shurooq by Affirmed. 2 wins at 2, 2nd Premio Legnano G2. Grandam of KHASAYL, MUKLAH. Third dam of NANA ANNA. Broodmare Sire: UNFUWAIN. Sire of the dams of 39 Stakes winners. In 2013 - SHAMALGAN Footstepsinthesand G1, BROWN PANTHER Shirocco G2, POLLYANA Whipper G2, BRENDAN BRACKAN Big Bad Bob G3,. The Whipper/Unfuwain cross has produced: POLLYANA G2, Bondage LR. 0/,,9!.! B F Raise A Native Gold Digger Nureyev Miesque Pasadoble Northern Dancer Sadlerâ€™s Wells Fairy Bridge Mill Reef Millieme Hardiemma Nearctic Northern Dancer Natalma Bustino Height of Fashion Highclere Exclusive Native Affirmed Wonâ€™t Tell You Jester Frolic And Fun Boda Mr Prospector Miesqueâ€™s Son WHIPPER b 01 Myth To Reality
Unfuwain SHAMAH ch 97
2nd Dam: Mysteries by Seattle Slew. 3rd Musidora S G3. Dam of AGNES WORLD (c Danzig: July Cup G1, Prix de lâ€™AbbayeG1), HISHI AKEBONO (c Woodman: Sprinters S LR, Swan S LR), MY SEA CASTLES (f Polish Navy: Clipsetta S LR, Gowell S LR, Ellis Park Debutante S LR). Third dam of REVE LUNAIRE, Fourth dam of MICHAEL WITH US. Broodmare Sire: ALLEGED. Sire of the dams of 145 SWs. In 2013 - SECRET NUMBER Ravenâ€™s Pass G3.
339 CONCORDE S G3 TIPPERARY. October 6. 3yo+. 7f 100yds.
3254(!. )2% 3 9-3 ÂŁ34,350 b g by Arakan - Giveupyeraulsins (Mark of Esteem) O-Robert Ng B-J Hyland, R Hyland, J Hyland TR-PD Deegan "IG "REAK '" 3 9-0 ÂŁ10,041 b f by Dansili - Fame At Last (Quest For Fame) O-K Abdullah B-Juddmonte Farms TR-DK Weld &ORT +NOX '" 3 9-3 ÂŁ4,756 b c by Dubawi - Savannah Belle (Green Desert) O-Sheikh Mohammed B-AH Bennett TR-JP Murtagh Margins 0.75, 2.75. Time 1:36.32 (slow 6.32). Going Yielding. Age 3
Sire: ARAKAN. Sire of 4 Stakes winners. In 2013 TOORMORE Danetime G1, TRUMPET MAJOR Cape Cross G2, SRUTHAN Mark of Esteem G3. 1st Dam: Giveupyeraulsins by Mark of Esteem. ran twice at 3. Dam of 2 winners: 2009: SRUCAHAN (g Kheleyf) 4 wins at 3 and 4. 2010: SRUTHAN (g Arakan) 820gns yearling TISEP. 3 wins at 3, Concorde S G3, Tetrarch S LR. 2011: Lovely Luly (f Echo of Light) unraced to date. 2012: (f Arakan)
Broodmare Sire: MARK OF ESTEEM. Sire of the dams of 21 Stakes winners. In 2013 - HILLSTAR Danehill Dancer G2, SANDIVA Footstepsinthesand G3, SRUTHAN Arakan G3. 3254(!. B G Nearctic Natalma Forli Thong ARAKAN br 00 Kris Common Grounds Sweetly Far Across Ardross City Ex Rythmique Shirley Heights Darshaan Delsy Mark of Esteem Ajdal Homage Home Love GIVEUPYERAULSINS ch 01 Lyphard Alzao Lady Rebecca Classic Form Reform Formulate Tabulator Northern Dancer
340 PRIX MARCEL BOUSSAC G1 LONGCHAMP. October 6. 2yof. 1600m.
).$/.%3)%..% )2% 8-11 ÂŁ139,366 b f by Muhtathir - Mydarshaan (Darshaan) O/B-Wertheimer et Frere TR-C Ferland ,ESSTALK )N 0ARIS )2% 8-11 ÂŁ55,756 b f by Cape Cross - Top Toss (Linamix) O-SARL Ecurie J-L Tepper B-Skymarc Farm TR-J-C Rouget 1UEEN #ATRINE )2% 8-11 ÂŁ27,878 b f by Acclamation - Kahira (Kingâ€™s Best) O-Qatar Racing, Sheikh Suhaim Al Thani, M Al Kubaisi B-Mount Coote Stud TR-Charles Hills Margins 0.75, 1.75. Time 1:38.74. Going Soft. Age 2
Sire: MUHTATHIR. Sire of 21 Stakes winners. In 2013 - INDONESIENNE Darshaan G1, GRACE LADY Ajdayt G2, SILAS MARNER Kendor G3. 1st Dam: MYDARSHAAN by Darshaan. Winner at 3 in France. Own sister to Pony Girl. Dam of 5 winners: 2007: LUMINEUX (c Motivator) 3 wins at 3 and 4 in France, Prix Ridgway LR. 2008: MOONYR (c Hernando) Winner at 2 in France. 2009: SYDARRA (f Sinndar) 2 wins at 3 in France. 2010: Kamran (g Green Tune) Winner at 2 in France, 3rd Prix Roland de Chambure LR. 2011: INDONESIENNE (f Muhtathir) 2 wins at 2 in France, Prix Marcel Boussac G1. 2012: Jeudy (c Montjeu) 2013: Motivee (f Motivator) 2nd Dam: Mypreciousprospect by Mr Prospector. Own sister to PYRUS. Dam of Pony Girl (f Darshaan: 3rd Grand Prix du Nord LR). Broodmare Sire: DARSHAAN. Sire of the dams of 211 Stakes winners. In 2013 - AL KAZEEM Dubawi G1, AMBIVALENT Authorized G1, BYRAMA Byron G1, DANK Dansili G1, ESTIMATE Monsun G1, INDONESIENNE Muhtathir G1, SAJJHAA Kingâ€™s Best G1, GIANT SANDMAN Footstepsinthesand G2, LIBERTARIAN New Approach G2, TELESCOPE Galileo G2, VEREMA Barathea G2, VIZTORIA Oratorio G2, ERNEST HEMINGWAY Galileo G3, FEEL LIKE DANCING Galileo G3, GLOBAL THRILL Big Shuffle G3, JUTLAND Halling G3. ).$/.%3)%..% B F Sharpen Up Doubly Sure Roberto Modena Mofida MUHTATHIR ch 95 Lyphard Al Nasr Caretta Majmu Affirmed Affirmative Fable Fairway Fable Mill Reef Shirley Heights Hardiemma Darshaan Abdos Delsy Kelty MYDARSHAAN b 2002 Raise A Native Mr Prospector Gold Digger Mypreciousprospect Nureyev Most Precious Miss Summer Diesis
You may recall that Elmaamulâ€™s son Muhtathir enjoyed spectacular international success with his first two crops, even though they numbered
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Dino won the Gr1 Man oâ€™War Stakes in 2007 and also collected two editions of the Gr1 Hong Kong Vase. Muhtathir also did very well with Satwa Queen, winner of the Gr1 Prix de lâ€™Opera in 2007, and another daughter, Mauralakana, shone in the USA in 2007 and 2008. Following these successes, there seemed every reason to have high hopes of his three crops conceived from 2007 onwards â€“ especially as they were bigger at 72, 83 and 70. These high hopes have only partially been fulfilled, although his 2009 crop included Rjwa, third in the Prix de Diane, and Grace Lady, winner of the Gr2 Prix Corrida in 2013. By 2010, Muhtathirâ€™s early successes were beginning to be forgotten and his 2011 crop numbers around only 40 foals. However, he has struck gold again in the form of Indonesienne. This filly has suffered only one defeat in three starts â€“ when beaten less than a length by the very promising Miss France â€“ and she became yet another Gr1 winner for the Wertheimer brothers when she landed the Prix Marcel Boussac. Muhtathir never won beyond a mile, scoring his best win in the Prix Jacques le Marois, so it is going to be interesting to see how far Indonesienne stays. The presence of Darshaan as her broodmare sire might suggest she will stay a mile and a quarter. She probably will, judging by the way she finished at Longchamp, but there is plenty of speed on her damâ€™s side. Her dam Mydarshaan won a small race over seven furlongs at three and her second dam Mypreciousprospect was a sister to Pyrus, a Richmond Stakes winner at two in England who later won a Gr3 over an extended mile in the US. Indonesienneâ€™s third dam My Precious was good enough to tackle the colts at Gr1 level as a two-yearold, taking second place in the Prix de la Salamandre and third in the Grand Criterium. My Precious produced the smart miler Marathon to Diesis, the grandsire of Muhtathir, but her finest effort was her Bering filly Matiara, winner of the French 1,000 Guineas and second in the Prix de Diane. 341 PRIX DU CADRAN G1 LONGCHAMP. October 6. 4yo+. 4000m.
!,4!./ '%2 7 9-2 ÂŁ139,366 b g by Galileo - Alanda (Lando) O-Frau Dr I Hornig B-Gestut Ittlingen TR-A Wohler 4AC DE "OISTRON &2 6 9-2 ÂŁ55,756 gr g by Take Risks - Pondiki (Sicyos) O-Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock B-Mme J-P Reverseau TR-Marco Botti 4IMES 5P '" 7 9-2 ÂŁ27,878 b g by Olden Times - Princess Genista (Ile de Bourbon) O/B-Mrs IH Stewart-Brown, MJ Meacock TR-Ed Dunlop Margins 2.5, 6. Time 4:24.38. Going Soft. Age 3-7
Sire: GALILEO. Sire of 158 Stakes winners. In 2013 ALTANO Lando G1, INTELLO Danehill G1, LINTON Centaine G1, MAGICIAN Mozart G1, ROMANTICA
Danehill G1, RULER OF THE WORLD Kingmambo G1, SEVILLE Silver Hawk G1, BATTLE OF MARENGO Green Desert G2, TAPESTRY Danehill G2, TELESCOPE Darshaan G2, AUSTRALIA Cape Cross G3, DAVID LIVINGSTON Indian Ridge G3, ERNEST HEMINGWAY Darshaan G3, FEEL LIKE DANCING Darshaan G3, FLYING THE FLAG Pivotal G3, RAIN GAL Hurricane Sky G3, SAY Dynaformer G3, SCINTILLULA Danehill G3, STARSTRUCK Big Shuffle G3, THE UNITED STATES Pivotal G3, WONDERFULLY Danehill G3. 1st Dam: Alanda by Lando. unraced. Dam of 3 winners: 2006: ALTANO (g Galileo) 12 wins 4-7, Prix du Cadran G1, St Leger Italiano G3, Grosser Preis Von DSW21 St Leger G3, Oleander Deutsch Besitzer Zuchter Rennen G3 (twice), 2nd St Leger Italiano G3, 3rd Goodwood Cup G2. 2008: ARALDO (c High Chaparral) 3 wins at 4 in Germany, Preis des Casino Baden-Baden LR, The Bart Cummings H LR, 3rd Preis von Europa G1. 2009: Attimo (g Nayef) 2010: ALITO (c Big Shuffle) Winner at 3 in France. 2011: (c Medicean) 2012: (f Adlerflug) 2nd Dam: ARASTOU by Surumu. Champion 3yr old filly in Germany in 1992. 4 wins at 3, Preis der Hannoverschen Sparkassen - VGH G3, Deutscher Buchmacher Stutenpreis G3, 2nd Preis der Diana G2. Dam of ABITARA (f Rainbow Quest: Prix de Pomone G2), Adito (c Konigsstuhl: 2nd Grosser Preis von Dahlwitz G3), Abacco (c Polish Precedent: 3rd Baden-Baden Cup LR), Armstrong (c Niniski: 2nd GP der Stadtsparkasse Dortmund LR). Grandam of ADOYA, All For You, ALL ABOUT SAM. Broodmare Sire: LANDO. Sire of the dams of 13 Stakes winners. In 2013 - ALTANO Galileo G1, FARHH Pivotal G1, DABBITSE Soldier Hollow G3, DAYTONA BAY Motivator G3, GLOOMY SUNDAY Singspiel G3 The Galileo/Lando cross has produced: ALTANO G1, Meganisi LR. !,4!./ B G Northern Dancer Sadlerâ€™s Wells
GALILEO b 98 Miswaki Urban Sea Allegretta Lando ALANDA b 01 Arastou
Acatenango Laurea Surumu Arabeske
Nearctic Natalma Bold Reason Special Mr Prospector Hopespringseternal Lombard Anatevka Surumu Aggravate Sharpman Licata Literat Surama Kronzeuge Ankertrosse
Galileoâ€™s very long list of major winners features several winners of the various European equivalents to the St Leger, including Sixties Icon (England), Allegretto (France) and Alandi and Sans Frontieres (Ireland). Alandi went on to win the Prix du Cadran, and now so has Altano, a gelding whose CV includes victories in the German and Italian St Legers. The fact that Altano was a gift from his breeders, Gestut Ittlingen, to their vet Dr Ingrid Hornig probably reflects a difficult beginning to Altanoâ€™s career. Although born in 2006, he didnâ€™t gain his first win until January 2010, on the all-weather track at Neuss. Altano then developed into a successful handicapper before finally being promoted to Group company in the autumn of 2011. Whatever problems he may have had as a youngster, Altano has clearly left them well behind, as he has now raced nearly 30 times. His dam Alanda has the distinction
of being inbred 3 x 2 to the 1977 German Derby winner Surumu, whose substantial legacy to German breeding included the Derby winners Acatenango, Mondrian and Temporal. Acatenango in turn sired three Derby winners, including Altanoâ€™s broodmare sire Lando. Altanoâ€™s second dam, Arastou, won a pair of middle-distance Group races. Aristou also produced Abitara, who enjoyed stakes success in Britain, Germany and France. 342 GROSSER PREIS DER LANDESHAUPTSTADT G3 DUSSELDORF. October 6. 3yo+. 1700m.
:!:/5 '%2 6 9-2 ÂŁ26,016 b h by Shamardal - Zaza Top (Lomitas) O-R Kadyrov B-Gestut Fahrhof TR-W Hickst #ALYXA '" 3 8-9 ÂŁ8,943 b f by Pivotal - Chantra (Lando) O/B-Gestut Ittlingen TR-Ferdinand J Leve #OMBAT :ONE )2% 7 9-2 ÂŁ4,472 b g by Refuse To Bend - Zeiting (Zieten) O-G Werner, H Schmitt B-Twelve Oaks Stud TR-Mario Hofer Margins Nose, 1.25. Time 1:42.04. Going Good to soft. Age 2-6
Places Earned 10 ÂŁ1,050,074
Sire: SHAMARDAL. Sire of 55 Stakes winners. In 2013 - DUNBOYNE EXPRESS Polish Precedent G1, MAYBE DISCREET Bluebird G1, AKUAâ€™DA Sadlerâ€™s Wells G2, IHTIMAL Dubai Destination G2, MUKHADRAM Timber Country G2, PUISSANCE DE LUNE Unbridledâ€™s Song G2, BALTIC BARONESS Sadlerâ€™s Wells G3, CAMEO A P Indy G3, ZAZOU Lomitas G3LR, SOMMERABEND Monsun LR. 1st Dam: ZAZA TOP by Lomitas. 4 wins at 2 to 4 in Germany, Luhrs & Holst GMBH Co K G Stutenpreis LR, 2nd Premio Dormello G3. Dam of 5 winners: 2004: ZOE DREAM (g Galileo) 7 wins. 2005: ZHOUZHI (f Anabaa) Winner at 4 in Germany. 2006: KING MAUI (c High Chaparral) Winner at 4 in Sweden. 2007: ZAZOU (c Shamardal) 26,610gns yearling. Champion older horse in Germany in 2011. 8 wins 2-6, Premio Roma G1, Union-Rennen G2, GP der Landeshauptstadt Dusseldorf G3, Preis der Sparkassen Finanzgruppe G3, Dr Busch Memorial G3, 2nd Deutsches Derby G1, 3rd Criterium de Saint-Cloud G1, Rheinland-Pokal G1, Grosser Dallmayr Bayerisches Zuchtrennen G1, Hong Kong Cup G1. 2009: SILKE TOP (f Librettist) Winner at 3. 2010: (c High Chaparral) 2nd Dam: ZORINA by Shirley Heights. 1 win at 2. Own sister to Nadina. Dam of ZAZA TOP (f Lomitas, see above), Zolango (c Acatenango: 2nd Premio Emanuele Filiberto LR). Grandam of Zoom. Broodmare Sire: LOMITAS. Sire of the dams of 20 Stakes winners. In 2013 - ZAZOU Shamardal G3. :!:/5 B H Storm Cat Giantâ€™s Causeway
SHAMARDAL b 02 Machiavellian Helsinki Helen Street Lomitas ZAZA TOP ch 98 Zorina
Niniski La Colorada Shirley Heights Nadia Nerina
Storm Bird Terlingua Rahy Immense Mr Prospector Coup de Folie Troy Waterway Nijinsky Virginia Hills Surumu La Dorada Mill Reef Hardiemma Northern Dancer Shake A Leg
343 PRIX DE Lâ€™ABBAYE DE LONGCHAMP G1 LONGCHAMP. October 6. 2yo+. 1000m.
-!!2%+ '" 6 9-11 ÂŁ162,594 b g by Pivotal - Ruby Rocket (Indian Rocket) O-Lisbunny Syndicate B-New England Stud, PJ Vela, PM Vela TR-B Lalor
#ATCALL &2 4 9-11 ÂŁ65,049 b g by One Cool Cat - Jurata (Polish Precedent) O-Mme Gerard Samama B-Fern Krief TR-P Sogorb (AMZA )2% 4 9-11 ÂŁ32,524 b g by Amadeus Wolf - Lady Shanghai (Alhaarth) O-Mubarak Al Naemi B-Castlemartin Stud, Skymarc Farm TR-Kevin Ryan Margins Short neck, 1.5. Time 0:57.50. Going Soft. Age 3-6
Sire: PIVOTAL. Sire of 105 Stakes winners. In 2013 FARHH Lando G1, MAAREK Indian Rocket G1, THE LARK In The Wings G2, AFRICAN STORY Gone West G3, HOT SNAP Kingmambo G3. 1st Dam: RUBY ROCKET by Indian Rocket. 5 wins at 2 to 4, Firth of Clyde S LR, Boadicea S LR, 2nd Summer S G3. Dam of 2 winners: 2007: MAAREK (g Pivotal) 130,000gns yearling at TAOC1, 2,380gns 3yo at DNLNC, 77,996gns 4yo at GOHIT. 11 wins at 4 to 6, Prix de lâ€™Abbaye de Longchamp G1, British Champions Sprint S G2, Chipchase S G3, World Trophy G3, Renaissance S G3, Woodlands S LR, 2nd Prix de Seine-et-Oise G3, Waterford Testimonial S LR, Midsummer Sprint S LR, 3rd Hackwood S G3. 2008: Lady Woodcote (f Pivotal) unraced. 2009: MISSISSIPPI (g Exceed And Excel) Winner at 3. 2010: Red Baton (f Exceed And Excel) unraced. 2011: (f Cape Cross) 2013: (c Fastnet Rock) 2nd Dam: Geht Schnell by Fairy King. Dam of RUBY ROCKET (f Indian Rocket, see above), INZARâ€™S BEST (c Inzar: Kronimus Rennen LR, 2nd Prix Eclipse G3), ALEXANDER ALLIANCE (f Danetime: Flame of Tara S LR), Cool Panic (g Brave Act: 2nd Merrion S LR). Broodmare Sire: INDIAN ROCKET. Sire of the dams of 2 Stakes winners. In 2013 - MAAREK Pivotal G1. -!!2%+ B G Northern Dancer Special Jefferson Marie dâ€™Argonne Mohair Caro Cozzene Ride The Trails Bustino Stufida Zerbinetta Ahonoora Indian Ridge Hillbrow Mummyâ€™s Pet Selvi Sarong Northern Dancer Fairy King Fairy Bridge Miami Springs Anitaâ€™s Princess Get Ready Nureyev Polar Falcon PIVOTAL ch 93 Fearless Revival
Indian Rocket RUBY ROCKET b 01 Geht Schnell
Few stallions enjoyed as profitable an autumn as Cheveley Parkâ€™s evergreen Pivotal. At the age of 20, this top fivefurlong winner reminded us of his versatility as a sire with a trio of Group winners which ranged from the sprinter Maarek to Farhh, the gallant Champion Stakes winner, and to The Lark, winner of the Park Hill Stakes. It probably wasnâ€™t just coincidence that the ground was on the soft side when this trio recorded a total of four Group victories in the autumn. Maarek in particular is very much at home when the ground is soft or heavy. He demonstrated this when he staged his usual late challenge to land the Prix de lâ€™Abbaye, a win which made him no less than the 22nd Gr1 winner for the Cheveley Park stallion (this total includes two in South Africa). With ten Gr2 scorers and another 30 Gr3 winners, Pivotal has sired 62 Group winners â€“ a highly creditable figure of nearly 5% of his output. This total looks all the more creditable when you take into account the fact that Pivotal spent his first five seasons at fees of either ÂŁ6,000 or ÂŁ5,000 on
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Caulfield on Karakontie: â€œThe Lagardere winnerâ€™s third dam is Nureyevâ€™s brilliant daughter Miesque, who produced the Classic winners Kingmambo and East Of The Moonâ€?
his way to becoming, at one stage, Britainâ€™s highest-priced stallion by a substantial margin. Maarekâ€™s development into a top sprinter acts as a reminder of the fairytales which can happen in horseracing. Bought by Shadwell for 130,000gns as a yearling, he had been sold by the time he finally made it to the racecourse, in the October of his three-year-old season. His first three starts saw him finish eighth, ninth and seventh but these runs qualified him for handicaps and he finally gained his first win in the April of his four-year-old campaign. Since then it has been a story of steady but constant improvement, to the extent that he has won five Group races, for earnings exceeding ÂŁ550,000. Maarekâ€™s dam Ruby Rocket was another good sprinter whose racecourse displays boosted her value from _40,000 as a yearling to 340,000gns as a four-year-old. Her sire Indian Rocket was also speedy, as he showed in winning the Gr2 Mill Reef Stakes, and Maarekâ€™s third dam, Anitaâ€™s Princess, was a half-sister to another good sprinter in Anitaâ€™s Prince, who once finished third in the Prix de lâ€™Abbaye. 344 PRIX JEAN-LUC LAGARDERE G1 LONGCHAMP. October 6. 2yoc&f. 1400m.
+!2!+/.4)% *0. 9-0 ÂŁ162,594 b c by Bernstein - Sun Is Up (Sunday Silence) O-The Niarchos Family B-Flaxman Holdings Ltd TR-JE Pease .OOZHOH #ANARIAS 30! 9-0 ÂŁ65,049 b c by Caradak - Noozhah (Singspiel) O-JC Bolanos Marrero B-Grupo Bolanos Gran Canaria TR-E Leon Penate #HARM 3PIRIT )2% 9-0 ÂŁ32,524 b c by Invincible Spirit - Lâ€™Enjoleuse (Montjeu) O-Sheikh Abdulla Bin Khalifa Al Thani B-Ecurie Des Monceaux TR-F Head Margins 0.75, 1.75. Time 1:22.97. Going Soft. Age 2
Sire: BERNSTEIN. Sire of 71 Stakes winners. In 2013 - KARAKONTIE Sunday Silence G1, RENEEâ€™S TITAN Tiznow G2, STORM RANCHER Ahmad G3. 1st Dam: Sun Is Up by Sunday Silence. ran on the flat in France at 2 and 3. Dam of 6 winners: 2003: (c Broad Brush). died as a foal. 2004: SOLITA (f Thunder Gulch) 5 wins at 2 and 3 in Spain. 2005: Upsilon (c Aldebaran) unplaced. 2006: SUNDAY SUNRISE (c Lemon Drop Kid) 5 wins at 2 to 5 in USA, Veteran S. 2007: BOTTEGA (c Mineshaft) 6 wins at 2 to 5, 2012 in France, Spain, Criterium du Languedoc LR. 2008: ALHUCEMA (f Aldebaran) 2 wins 3-4 in Peru. 2009: DAWNING (f War Chant) Winner at 3 in France. 2011: KARAKONTIE (c Bernstein) 3 wins at 2 in France, Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere G1, Prix La Rochette G3, 2nd Prix Francois Boutin LR. 2012: (c Bago) 2nd Dam: MOON IS UP by Woodman. 1 win at 3 in France Prix de Lieurey LR, 3rd Prix de Seine-et-Oise G3. Dam of AMANEE (f Pivotal: Thekwini S G1) Broodmare Sire: SUNDAY SILENCE. Sire of the dams of 118 Stakes winners. In 2013 - KARAKONTIE Bernstein G1, LOGOTYPE Lohengrin G1, GRAND PRIX BOSS Sakura Bakushin O G2, HORAI AKIKO Johannesburg G2, MOUSQUETAIRE Mayano Top Gun G2, ADMIRE ROYAL King Kamehameha G3, ALL THAT JAZZ Tanino Gimlet G3, IMPULSE HERO Kurofune G3, MEINE ISABEL Telegnosis G3, MEINER LACRIMA Chief Bearhart G3.
+!2!+/.4)% B C Storm Bird Storm Cat
BERNSTEIN b 97 Affirmed La Affirmed La Mesa Sunday Silence SUN IS UP b/br 98 Moon Is Up
Halo Wishing Well Woodman Miesque
Northern Dancer South Ocean Secretariat Crimson Saint Exclusive Native Wonâ€™t Tell You Round Table Finance Hail To Reason Cosmah Understanding Mountain Flower Mr Prospector Playmate Nureyev Pasadoble
Storm Catâ€™s son Bernstein was the focus of a lot of attention from the moment he made his first public appearance, as a weanling at Keeneland. With Demi Oâ€™Byrne being pushed to $925,000, Bernstein was the highest-priced foal of 1997 by a margin of $250,000. Inevitably there was considerable interest in Bernstein when he made his racecourse debut over six furlongs at the Curragh in May 1999 and he started at 1-3. He didnâ€™t disappoint, winning by five and a half lengths. â€œEven to get horses to lead him in a canter at home is a big problem; we have to use a four-year-old.â€? trainer Aidan Oâ€™Brien revealed. Oâ€™Brien targeted the Gr3 Railway Stakes and Bernstein cruised to another widemargin success, to become a clear favourite for the following yearâ€™s 2,000 Guineas. Then it all went wrong. He finished only fifth when a very hot favourite for the Gr1 National Stakes and he finished last in the 2,000 Guineas. He did, though, win a valuable sprint over six furlongs and the Gr3 Concorde Stakes over seven. Bernstein died in 2011. He has been represented by a pair of Gr1winning fillies but it is possible that he has saved the best till last. Karakontie, a colt from his penultimate crop, has staked his claim to being the best juvenile colt in France. But for a shorthead defeat at the hands of the British raider Bunker at Deauville, Karakontie would have been unbeaten in his first four starts, his biggest win coming when he wore down the Spanish colt Noozhoh Canarias to land the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere. Ectot, the colt he beat into second place on his debut at Compiegne, won his next four starts, including the Gr1 Criterium International. Karakontie, a Niarchos homebred, was born in Japan because his dam, the Sunday Silence mare Sun Is Up, was visiting Bago, winner of the 2004 Arc in the Niarchos colours. Karakontieâ€™s third dam is Nureyevâ€™s brilliant daughter Miesque, who produced the Classic winners Kingmambo and East Of The Moon, as well as Karakontieâ€™s talented second dam Moon Is Up. This daughter of Woodman started her broodmare career in Japan before being moved to Europe. Sold for 450,000gns in 2006, she was eventually sent to Australia carrying a Pivotal filly, Amanee, who became a Gr1 winner in South Africa.
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345 PRIX DE Lâ€™OPERA G1 LONGCHAMP. October 6. 3yo+f&m. 2000m.
$!,+!,! 53! 4 9-2 ÂŁ185,821 bbr f by Giantâ€™s Causeway - Daltaya (Anabaa) O-HH The Aga Khan B-HH The Aga Khanâ€™s Studs SC TR-A de Royer-Dupre 4ASADAY 53! 3 8-11 ÂŁ74,341 grro f by Nayef - Tashelka (Mujahid) O-Godolphin SNC B-Darley TR-A Fabre 4HISTLE "IRD '" 5 9-2 ÂŁ37,171 b m by Selkirk - Dolma (Marchand de Sable) O-Lady Rothschild B-Lord Rothschild TR-Roger Charlton Margins Nose, neck. Time 2:09.03. Going Soft. Age 2-4
Sire: GIANTâ€™S CAUSEWAY. Sire of 120 Stakes winners. In 2013 - BLUERIDGE MOUNTAIN Distant View G1, DALKALA Anabaa G1, PENELOPA Torrential G1, BOOK REVIEW Distorted Humor G2, CAROLINE THOMAS Distorted Humor G2, CHIEF HAVOC A P Indy G2, FED BIZ Wild Again G2, GIANTâ€™S STEPS Hennessy G2, TABLEAUX Hansel G2, CIAO BELLA French Deputy G3, JUST PRETENDING Mr Prospector G3, WINNING CAUSE Kingmambo G3. 1st Dam: DALTAYA by Anabaa. 2 wins at 2 and 3 in France, Prix de la Grotte G3. Own sister to Dalayna. Dam of 2 winners: 2009: DALKALA (f Giantâ€™s Causeway) 6 wins 2-4, France, Prix de lâ€™Opera G1, Middleton S G2, Prix de Royallieu G2, Prix Cleopatre G3, 3rd Prix Jean Romanet G1, Prix de Pomone G2. 2010: DALILAR (c Dynaformer) Winner at 3 in France. 2011: Doulmera (f Mr Greeley) unraced to date. 2012: (f Medaglia dâ€™Oro) 2013: (f Authorized) 2nd Dam: DALTAIYMA by Doyoun. 1 win at 3 in France. Own sister to DAYLAMI. Dam of DALTAYA (f Anabaa, see above), Dalayna (f Anabaa: 2nd Prix Coronation LR). Broodmare Sire: ANABAA. Sire of the dams of 39 Stakes winners. In 2013 - DALKALA Giantâ€™s Causeway G1, TREVE Motivator G1, BUFFERING Mossman G2. The Giantâ€™s Causeway/Anabaa cross has produced: DALKALA G1, Close Ally G2. $!,+!,! BBR F Storm Bird Storm Cat
GIANTâ€™S CAUSEWAY ch 97 Rahy Mariahâ€™s Storm Immense Anabaa DALTAYA b/br 03 Daltaiyma
Danzig Balbonella Doyoun Daltawa
Northern Dancer South Ocean Secretariat Crimson Saint Blushing Groom Glorious Song Roberto Imsodear Northern Dancer Pas de Nom Gay Mecene Bamieres Mill Reef Dumka Miswaki Damana
The 2013 season has been rewarding for Giantâ€™s Causewayâ€™s European representatives, thanks to the Classicplaced Just Pretending, the Preis der Diana winner Penelopa, the dual French Gr2 winner Tableaux and, arguably best of all, the Aga Khanâ€™s Dalkala. Dalkala has clearly inherited some of the toughness which earned her sire the nickname of the Iron Horse, as she has contested 11 consecutive Group races in the space of 18 months. She has also clearly inherited a good measure of his talent, as she was good enough to win four of them, including the Gr2 Middleton Stakes and the Gr1 Prix de lâ€™Opera. As a Gr1 winner from an outstanding female line, Dalkala must
be enormously valuable to her ownerbreeder. She is the first foal of Daltaya, an Anabaa filly who finished fourth as favourite for the 2006 French 1,000 Guineas, having won the Gr3 Prix de la Grotte. The next dam, the tenfurlong winner Daltaiyma, had the distinction of being a sister to the outstanding Daylami, a French 2,000 Guineas winner who later became a major force over middle distances on the international scene. Daylami was by a son of Mill Reef and his dam Daltawa enjoyed similar success when she visited a grandson, Darshaan. Their son, Dalakhani, won the Prix du Jockey-Club and the Arc. Daltawa scored at around a mile and a quarter at two and three, despite being a daughter of the speedy Miswaki. She owed her stamina partly to the fact that the next three dams â€“ the Crystal Palace mare Damana, Crepelloâ€™s daughter Denia and the Charlottesville mare Rose Ness â€“ were all by winners of the French or English Derby. Denia was a threeparts-sister to Crepellana, winner of the Prix de Diane, and was also quite closely related to Borushka, who produced the Arc runner-up Behera to Mill Reef. 346 PRIX DE LA FORET G1 LONGCHAMP. October 6. 3yo+. 1400m.
-//.,)'(4 #,/5$ '" 5 8-13 ÂŁ139,366 b m by Invincible Spirit - Ventura (Spectrum) O/B-George Strawbridge TR-F Head 'ORDON ,ORD "YRON )2% 5 9-2 ÂŁ55,756 b g by Byron - Boa Estrela (Intikhab) O-Dr Cyrus Poonawalla, Morgan J Cahalan B-Roland H Alder TR-T Hogan 'ARSWOOD '" 3 9-0 ÂŁ27,878 b c by Dutch Art - Penchant (Kyllachy) O-DW Armstrong, Cheveley Park Stud B-Cheveley Park Stud TR-Richard Fahey Margins 3, short neck. Time 1:21.08. Going Soft. Age 2-5
Places Earned 4 ÂŁ1,371,892
Sire: INVINCIBLE SPIRIT. Sire of 70 SWs. In 2013 MOONLIGHT CLOUD Spectrum G1, SPIRIT QUARTZ Rainbow Quest G2, SPIRIT SONG Kingston Rule G2, KINGMAN Zamindar G3, LOCKWOOD Machiavellian G3, RAWAAQ Silver Hawk G3, RUSSIAN SOUL Indian Ridge G3, TICKLED PINK Indian Ridge G3. 1st Dam: Ventura by Spectrum. 2 wins at 3, 3rd Carlsberg Ruby S LR. Dam of 4 winners: 2003: CEDAR MOUNTAIN (c Galileo) 3 wins 4-5, Round Table H LR, 2nd Sunset H G2. 2004: Sarafsa (f Selkirk) unraced. 2005: LAKUTA (f Pivotal) 2 wins at 4 in France. . 2007: EXTREME GREEN (f Motivator) Winner at 3 in Slovakia. 2008: MOONLIGHT CLOUD (f Invincible Spirit). 12 wins 2-5, Prix de la Foret G1, Prix du Moulin de Longchamp G1, Prix Jacques Le Marois G1, Prix Maurice de Gheest (3 times), Prix de la Porte Maillot G3 (twice), Prix du Palais Royal G3, Prix Imprudence G3, 2nd Diamond Jubilee S G1, Prix du Palais Royal G3. 2010: Satin Box (f Manduro) unraced to date. 2011: When In Doubt (f Montjeu) in training. 2012: (f Makfi) 2nd Dam: WEDDING BOUQUET by Kings Lake. 6 wins 2-4, C L Weld Park S G3, Monrovia H G3, 2nd National S G1, 3rd Phoenix S G1. Dam of Ventura (see above). Grandam of PROBABLY, BRUGES. Third dam of TALWAR, HAWAAFEZ. Broodmare Sire: SPECTRUM. Sire of the dams of 25 SWs. In 2013 - MOONLIGHT CLOUD Invincible Spirit G1, SANGSTER Savabeel G1, TELLINA Silvano G2. See race 215 in the September issue.
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DATA BOOK STAKES RESULTS
European Pattern >>
-//.,)'(4 #,/5$ B M Danzig Green Desert
INVINCIBLE SPIRIT b 97 Kris Rafha Eljazzi Spectrum VENTURA b 98 Wedding Bouquet
Rainbow Quest River Dancer Kings Lake Doff The Derby
Northern Dancer Pas de Nom Sir Ivor Courtly Dee Sharpen Up Doubly Sure Artaius Border Bounty Blushing Groom I Will Follow Irish River Dancing Shadow Nijinsky Fish-Bar Master Derby Margarethen
347 PRIX DE Lâ€™ARC DE TRIOMPHE G1 LONGCHAMP. October 6. 3yo+c&f. 2400m.
42%6% &2 3 8-8 ÂŁ2,229,854 b f by Motivator - Trevise (Anabaa) O-Sheikh Joann Bin Hamad Al Thani B-Haras du Quesnay TR-Mme C Head-Maarek /RFEVRE *0. 5 9-5 ÂŁ892,098 ch h by Stay Gold - Oriental Art (Mejiro McQueen) O-Sunday Racing Club Ltd B-Shadai Corporation Inc TR-Yasutoshi Ikee )NTELLO '%2 3 8-11 ÂŁ446,049 b c by Galileo - Impressionnante (Danehill) O/B-Wertheimer et Frere TR-A Fabre Margins 5, neck. Time 2:32.04. Going Soft. Age 2-3
Places Earned 0 ÂŁ2,880,822
Sire: MOTIVATOR. Sire of 17 Stakes winners. In 2013 - TREVE Anabaa G1, FELICIAN Inchinor G2, DAYTONA BAY Lando G3, FEREVIA Cat Thief G3, MOTIVADO Time For A Change G3. 1st Dam: TREVISE by Anabaa. Winner at 2 in France. Own sister to TSIGANE. Dam of 2 winners: 2005: TROIS ROIS (c Hernando) 4 wins 3-5, GP de Marseille LR, 3rd Prix Greffulhe G2. 2006: Trevimix (c Linamix) 2008: Tocqueville (f Numerous) unraced. 2010: TREVE (f Motivator) Sold 18,062gns yearling at AROCT. 5 wins 2-3, Prix de Diane G1, Prix de lâ€™Arc de Triomphe G1, Prix Vermeille G1. 2011: Trophee (f Mr Sidney) unraced to date. 2012: (f Fuisse) 2nd Dam: Trevillari by Riverman. Own sister to TREBLE. Dam of TSIGANE (c Anabaa: Wickerr H LR, 3rd Shoemaker Breedersâ€™ Cup Mile S G1).
Margins 1.5, short head. Time 2:06.66. Going Good to soft. Age 2-4
Sadlerâ€™s Wells Montjeu
MOTIVATOR b 02 Gone West Out West Chellingoua Anabaa TREVISE b 00 Trevillari
Danzig Balbonella Riverman Trevilla
348 PRIX ANDRE BABOIN G3 BORDEAUX. October 9. 3yo+. 1900m.
#%,4)# 2/#+ '" 4 8-13 ÂŁ32,520 ch c by Rock of Gibraltar - Luna Celtica (Celtic Swing) O-Mme Maria De Los Angeles Maestre Torre B-E Puerari, F Mc Nulty, Oceanic Bloodstock TR-JC Fernandez "ONFIRE '" 4 9-2 ÂŁ13,008 b g by Manduro - Night Frolic (Night Shift) O-Highclere Thoroughbred Racing-Pocahontas B-Highclere Stud, Floors Farming TR-AM Balding 'LOWING #LOUD '" 4 8-9 ÂŁ9,756 ch f by Dylan Thomas - Power Girl (Dashing Blade) O-Simon Springer B-Yeguada Milagro, Balmerino Bloodstock TR-C Ferland
1st Dam: LUNA CELTICA by Celtic Swing. 3 wins at 3 in France. Dam of 4 winners: 2006: CELTIC HONOR (c Highest Honor) 5 wins 3-6 in France. 2007: Lunashkaya (f Muhtathir) unraced. 2008: La Pernelle (f Beat Hollow) 4 wins 2-4, 2nd Prix Vanteaux G3. 2009: CELTIC ROCK (c Rock of Gibraltar) 38,769gns yearling at AROCT. 8 wins at 2 to 4 in France, Spain, Prix Andre Baboin G3, 2nd Premio Copa de Oro de San Sebastian LR. 2010: Sevis (c Manduro) unraced to date. 2011: FRESLES (f Royal Applause) Winner at 2 in France. 2012: Emalleville (f Excellent Art) 2nd Dam: LUNA CAERLA by Caerleon. 1 win at 4 in France. Dam of LUNA KYA (f Kendor: Prix de Psyche G3), LIVANDAR (c Fantastic Light: GP la Riviera Cote dâ€™Azur Defi du Galop LR, Prix Lyphard LR), KING LUNA (f Kingâ€™s Best: Prix des Tourelles LR, Prix La Moskowa LR), Lunayir (c Sinndar: 2nd Sky High S LR), Ludiana (f Dalakhani: 3rd Prix de Thiberville LR), Loredana (f Azamour: 2nd Prix de Thiberville LR). Third dam of KYA ONE. Broodmare Sire: CELTIC SWING. Sire of the dams of 10 Stakes winners. In 2013 - CELTIC ROCK Rock of Gibraltar G3, HOWMUCHDOYOULOVEME Written Tycoon G3. #%,4)# 2/#+ CH C Danzig Danehill
ROCK OF GIBRALTAR b 99 Be My Guest Offshore Boom Push A Button Celtic Swing LUNA CELTICA b 01 Luna Caerla
Damister Celtic Ring Caerleon Lunadix
The Motivator/Anabaa cross has produced: TREVE G1, Million LR. See race 118 in the August issue. Northern Dancer Fairy Bridge Top Ville Toute Cy Mr Prospector Secrettame Sharpen Up Uncommitted Northern Dancer Pas de Nom Gay Mecene Bamieres Never Bend River Lady Lyphard Trillion
Sire: ROCK OF GIBRALTAR. Sire of 91 SWs. In 2013 - BELLE DE CRECY Cape Cross G2, EBIYZA Selkirk G2, SOCIETY ROCK Key of Luck G2, ARCETRI PINK Galileo G3, CELTIC ROCK Celtic Swing G3, ROMANTIC WAVE Indian Ridge G3.
Broodmare Sire: ANABAA. See race 345.
42%6% B F
Northern Dancer Pas de Nom His Majesty Spring Adieu Northern Dancer What A Treat Bold Lad River Lady Mr Prospector Batucada Welsh Pageant Pencuik Jewel Nijinsky Foreseer Breton Lutine
349 PRIX THOMAS BRYON G3 SAINT-CLOUD. October 10. 2yo. 1600m.
%!2.3(!7 53! 8-11 ÂŁ32,520 grro c by Medaglia dâ€™Oro - Emily Bronte (Machiavellian) O-Godolphin SNC B-Darley TR-A Fabre 3TILLMAN &2 8-11 ÂŁ13,008 b c by Vespone - Kikinda (Daliapour) O-Eckhard Sauren B-P Chedeville TR-Mario Hofer -ARBRE 2OSE )2% 8-8 ÂŁ9,756 b f by Smart Strike - Manerbe (Unbridledâ€™s Song) O-Ecurie Des Monceaux, Haras De Saint Pair B-Ecurie Des Monceaux TR-F Head Margins 1.75, 2. Time 1:47.70. Going Very soft. Age 2
Sire: MEDAGLIA Dâ€™ORO. Sire of 39 Stakes winners. In 2013 - MARKETING MIX Kris S G1, DARK COVE Kris S G2, FUNNY PROPOSITION Distorted Humor G2, LIVE LIVELY Smoke Glacken G2, COFFEE CLIQUE Royal Academy G3, EARNSHAW Machiavellian G3, RYDILLUC Clever Trick G3. 1st Dam: EMILY BRONTE by Machiavellian. 2 wins at 2, Prix des Reservoirs G3. Dam of 2 winners: 2009: LOCKWOOD (g Invincible Spirit) 4 wins 3-4, Supreme S G3, Prix de Ris-Orangis G3, 2nd Park S G2. 2010: Mixenden (f New Approach) unraced to date. 2011: EARNSHAW (c Medaglia dâ€™Oro) 2 wins at 2 in France, Prix Thomas Bryon G3. 2013: (c Teofilo)
2nd Dam: ZAFADOLA by Darshaan. 2 wins at 3, Oaks Trial LR, 2nd Blandford S G2, 3rd Irish St Leger G1. Dam of EMILY BRONTE (f Machiavellian, see above), ZELANDA (f Night Shift: Flying Filliesâ€™ S LR). Grandam of TIME PRISONER, PEARL GREY. Third dam of Balty Boys. Broodmare Sire: MACHIAVELLIAN. Sire of the dams of 94 Stakes winners. In 2013 - VERXINA Deep Impact G1, GEOFFREY CHAUCER Montjeu G2, MINAKSHI Footstepsinthesand G2, DEVIOUS INTENT Dixie Union G3, EARNSHAW Medaglia dâ€™Oro G3, INCANTATION Sinister Minister G3, LOCKWOOD Invincible Spirit G3, MOMENT IN TIME Tiger Hill G3, WILSHIRE BOULEVARD Holy Roman Emperor G3. %!2.3(!7 GRRO C Sadlerâ€™s Wells El Prado
MEDAGLIA Dâ€™ORO b 99 Bailjumper Cappucino Bay Dubbed In Machiavellian EMILY BRONTE gr 03 Zafadola
Mr Prospector Coup de Folie Darshaan Zarafa
Northern Dancer Fairy Bridge Sir Ivor Cap And Bells Damascus Court Circuit Silent Screen Society Singer Raise A Native Gold Digger Halo Raise The Standard Shirley Heights Delsy Blushing Groom Zahra
350 PRIX ECLIPSE G3 CHANTILLY. October 11. 2yo. 1200m.
+)2!- &2 8-11 ÂŁ32,520 b c by Elusive City - King Luna (Kingâ€™s Best) O-HH The Aga Khan B-HH The Aga Khanâ€™s Studs SC TR-J-C Rouget (IGH $UTY '" 8-11 ÂŁ13,008 b c by Oratorio - Heart of Ice (Montjeu) O/B-Gestut Ammerland TR-P Schiergen !NOTHER 0ARTY &2 8-11 ÂŁ9,756 ch c by Pomellato - Jummana (Cadeaux Genereux) O-Mrs Theresa Marnane B-Mme M-J Goetschy TR-Matthieu Palussiere Margins 1.75, 3.5. Time 1:11.79. Going Soft. Age 2
Sire: ELUSIVE CITY. Sire of 26 Stakes winners. In 2013 - XANADU Forest Glow G1, ADAMANTIUM Generous G3, KIRAM Kingâ€™s Best G3, VEDEUX Polish Precedent G3. 1st Dam: KING LUNA by Kingâ€™s Best. 4 wins 3-4, Prix des Tourelles LR, Prix La Moskowa LR. Dam of 2 winners: 2009: KIZIL (c Sinndar) 2 wins at 3 and 4 in France. 2010: Kerey (c Anabaa) unraced to date. 2011: KIRAM (c Elusive City) 2 wins at 2 in France, Prix Eclipse G3. 2nd Dam: LUNA CAERLA by Caerleon. 1 win at 4 in France. Dam of LUNA KYA (f Kendor: Prix de Psyche G3), LIVANDAR (c Fantastic Light: GP la Riviera Cote dâ€™Azur LR, Prix Lyphard LR), KING LUNA (f Kingâ€™s Best, see above), Lunayir (c Sinndar: 2nd Sky High S LR), Ludiana (f Dalakhani: 3rd Prix de Thiberville LR), Loredana (f Azamour: 2nd Prix de Thiberville LR). Grandam of CELTIC ROCK, La Pernelle. Third dam of KYA ONE. Broodmare Sire: KINGâ€™S BEST. Sire of the dams of 13 Stakes winners. In 2013 - HAPPY GALAXY Nadeem G2, KIRAM Elusive City G3. +)2!- B C Mr Prospector Secrettame Heroâ€™s Honor Touch of Greatness Ivory Wand Danzig Dayjur Gold Beauty Native Charger Liturgism Cult Mr Prospector Kingmambo Miesque Lombard Allegretta Anatevka Nijinsky Caerleon Foreseer Breton Lunadix Lutine Gone West
Elusive Quality ELUSIVE CITY b 00 Star of Paris
Kingâ€™s Best KING LUNA ch 03 Luna Caerla
351 ROCKFEL S G2 NEWMARKET. October 12. 2yof. 7f.
!, 4(!+()2! '" 8-12 ÂŁ39,697 b f by Dubawi - Dahama (Green Desert) O-Sheikh Joann Bin Hamad Al Thani B-Qatar Bloodstock Ltd TR-Marco Botti "LOCKADE )2% 8-12 ÂŁ15,050 br f by Kheleyf - Barracade (Barathea) O-S Manana B-Patrick A Cassidy TR-James Tate 6ALONIA '" 8-12 ÂŁ7,532 ch f by Three Valleys - Descriptive (Desert King) O-Qatar Racing Ltd B-Tibthorpe Stud TR-H Candy Margins 3.25, 0.75. Time 1:25.54 (slow 3.04). Going Good to soft. Age 2
Sire: DUBAWI. Sire of 63 Stakes winners. In 2013 AL KAZEEM Darshaan G1, HUNTERâ€™S LIGHT Barathea G1, LUCKY NINE Green Desert G1, WILLOW MAGIC Tierce G1, AFSARE Fairy King G2, AHZEEMAH Entrepreneur G2, AL THAKHIRA Green Desert G2, ALJAMAAHEER Rainbow Quest G2, PRINCIPE ADEPTO Giantâ€™s Causeway G2, UNIVERSAL Giantâ€™s Causeway G2, CATKINS Catbird G3, DANADANA Barathea G3, FITFUL SKIES Northern Dancer G3, KIYOSHI Sri Pekan G3, PRINCE BISHOP Prospect Bay G3. 1st Dam: Dahama by Green Desert. unplaced. Dam of 1 winner: 2011: AL THAKHIRA (f Dubawi) Sold 42,000gns foal at TADEF. 2 wins at 2, Rockfel S G2. 2012: (f Lope de Vega) 2013: (c Champs Elysees) 2nd Dam: Darling Flame by Capote. 2 wins at 2 and 3, 2nd Cherry Hinton S G3. Dam of BEZRIN (c Danzig: Prix de Montretout LR), Flamelet (f Theatrical: 2nd Derrinstown Stud 1000 Guineas Trial G3). Grandam of SHAMAL WIND, Seeking Solace. Broodmare Sire: GREEN DESERT. Sire of the dams of 103 SWs. In 2013 - LUCKY NINE Dubawi G1, AL THAKHIRA Dubawi G2, AMIRAâ€™S PRINCE Teofilo G2, BATTLE OF MARENGO Galileo G2, DIMENSION Medicean G2, NO JET LAG Johar G2, GENGIS Kingâ€™s Best G3, HEERAAT Dark Angel G3. The Dubawi/Green Desert cross has produced: DUBAWI GOLD G1, LUCKY NINE G1, MAKFI G1, AL THAKHIRA G2, FORT KNOX G3, ZUBBAYA LR, Midnight Music LR. !, 4(!+()2! B F Mr Prospector Con Game Shareef Dancer Colorado Dancer Fall Aspen Shirley Heights Deploy Slightly Dangerous Dancing Brave Jawaher High Tern Northern Dancer Danzig Pas de Nom Sir Ivor Foreign Courier Courtly Dee Seattle Slew Capote Too Bald Exclusive Native My Darling One Princess Marshua
Seeking The Gold Dubai Millennium DUBAWI b 02 Zomaradah
Green Desert DAHAMA b 06 Darling Flame
352 AUTUMN S G3 NEWMARKET. October 12. 2yo. 8f.
+).'34/. (),, '" 9-0 ÂŁ22,684 grro c by Mastercraftsman - Audacieuse (Rainbow Quest) O-Paul Smith B-Ridgecourt Stud TR-Roger Varian /KLAHOMA #ITY '" 9-0 ÂŁ8,600 b c by Oasis Dream - Galaxy Highflyer (Galileo) O-D Smith, Mrs J Magnier, M Tabor B-Meon Valley Stud TR-AP Oâ€™Brien 4RUTH /R $ARE '" 9-0 ÂŁ4,304 b c by Invincible Spirit - Unreachable Star (Halling) O-Carmel Stud B-DG Hardisty Bloodstock TR-R Hannon Margins 2, 1. Time 1:39.07 (slow 3.77). Going Good to soft. Age Starts Wins Places 2 3 3 0 See race 374 later in this issue.
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Caulfield on Astaire: â€œHeâ€™s inbred 3 x 3 to Danehill and 4 x 4 to Kahyasi, whose daughters built up a record of 12 winners from 14 foals by Danehill, with seven becoming Group winnersâ€?
G3, JACK MILTON Forty Niner G3, PEACE PRESERVER Forty Niner G3, SUMMER FRONT El Prado G3.
353 DARLEY S G3 NEWMARKET. October 12. 3yo+. 9f.
()'(,!.$ +.)'(4 )2% 6 9-3 ÂŁ34,026 b g by Night Shift - Highland Shot (Selkirk) O-JC Smith B-Littleton Stud TR-AM Balding 4ALES OF 'RIMM 53! 4 9-3 ÂŁ12,900 b c by Distorted Humor - Stupendous Miss (Dynaformer) O-Sir Robert Ogden B-Winsong Farms TR-Richard Fahey #HAPTER 3EVEN '" 4 9-3 ÂŁ6,456 ch g by Excellent Art - My First Romance (Danehill) O-Pearl Bloodstock Limited B-Bearstone Stud TR-Stuart Williams Margins Short head, 1. Time 1:51.21 (slow 3.21). Going Good to soft. Age 2-6
Sire: NIGHT SHIFT. Sire of 93 Stakes winners. In 2013 - HIGHLAND KNIGHT Selkirk G3. 1st Dam: HIGHLAND SHOT by Selkirk. 6 wins at 4 and 5. Dam of 2 winners: 2005: Barrashot (g Barathea) 2007: HIGHLAND KNIGHT (g Night Shift) 6 wins 3-6, Oettingen Rennen G2, Darley S G3, Pomfret S LR, 2nd bet365 Mile G2, Huxley S G3, 3rd Sovereign S G3, Midsummer S LR. 2008: GREAT SHOT (g Marju) 2 wins at 3 and 4. 2009: Shot In The Dark (g Dr Fong) 2011: High Drama (f High Chaparral) unraced to date. 2012: (c High Chaparral) 2013: (f Makfi) 2nd Dam: Optaria by Song. 1 win at 2, 3rd National S LR. Dam of GREY SHOT (g Sharrood: Goodwood Cup G2), OPERA CAPE (g Barathea: Solario S G3, 2nd Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere G1, 3rd Dewhurst S G1), Night Shot (g Night Shift: 2nd Hackwood S LR, World Trophy S LR, 2nd Holsten Trophy G3). Grandam of OPERA GAL. Broodmare Sire: SELKIRK. Sire of the dams of 41 SWs. In 2013 - EBIYZA Rock of Gibraltar G2, VANCOUVERITE Dansili G2, BYE BYE BIRDIE Oasis Dream G3, HIGHLAND KNIGHT Night Shift G3.
1st Dam: WANDERING STAR by Red Ransom. 5 wins 3-5, E P Taylor S G2. Dam of 9 winners: 1999: WONDER WOMAN (f Storm Cat) 2 wins at 3 and 4 in USA. Dam of WAR OFFICER (Prix Montenica LR, Prix Sigy LR, 3rd Prix Eclipse G3), DOO LANG (Criterium de Bordeaux LR). 2000: American Patriot (c Mr Prospector) 2001: WIZARD OF GOLD (c Seeking The Gold) Winner at 3 in USA. 2003: Crescent Moon (f Seeking The Gold). Dam of Lake Victor (2nd Gazebo S). 2004: MY LITTLE MARGIE (f Giantâ€™s Causeway) Winner at 3 in France. 2005: FOREIGN AGENT (g Deputy Minister) Winner at 4 in USA. 2006: NAVAL OFFICER (c Tale of The Cat) 3 wins at 2 in France, Prix de Conde G3. 2007: WAR CZAR (g Pulpit) 2 wins at 3 in France. 2008: WARBIRD (c War Front) 5 wins 3-5. 2009: STATE (f Johannesburg) 2 wins at 3 in USA. 2010: Beaming Star (f Giantâ€™s Causeway) unraced. 2011: WAR COMMAND (c War Front) 4 wins at 2, Dewhurst S G1, Futurity S G2, Coventry S G2, 3rd Phoenix S G1. 2012: Movietone (c Blame) 2nd Dam: Beautiful Bedouin by His Majesty. unraced. Dam of WANDERING STAR (f Red Ransom, see above), MAJOR HERO (g Major Impact: Finlandia Cup S LR, 3rd Cinema H G3). Grandam of ROLLOUT THE CARPET, KISSIMMEE KYLE, ANGELO MINNY. Third dam of DEMANDING LADY, BRIGADER. Broodmare Sire: RED RANSOM. Sire of the dams of 64 Stakes winners. In 2013 - WAR COMMAND War Front G1, VO HEART Show A Heart G2, NIKKIS SMARTYPANTS Smarty Jones G3, PIANIST More Than Ready G3. 7!2 #/--!.$ B C Northern Dancer Danzig
Rubiano Starry Dreamer Laraâ€™s Star
The Night Shift/Selkirk cross has produced: HIGHLAND KNIGHT G2, Dark Missile G2. Red Ransom
()'(,!.$ +.)'(4 B G Nearctic Northern Dancer
NIGHT SHIFT b 80 Chop Chop Ciboulette Windy Answer Selkirk HIGHLAND SHOT b 98 Optaria
Sharpen Up Annie Edge Song Electo
Nearco Lady Angela Native Dancer Almahmoud Flares Sceptical Windfields Reply Atan Rocchetta Nebbiolo Friendly Court Sing Sing Intent Julio Mariner As Blessed
354 DEWHURST S G1 NEWMARKET. October 12. 2yoc&f. 7f.
7!2 #/--!.$ 53! 9-1 ÂŁ228,541 b c by War Front - Wandering Star (Red Ransom) O-J Allen, Mrs J Magnier, M Tabor, D Smith B-Joseph Allen TR-AP Oâ€™Brien #ABLE "AY )2% 9-1 ÂŁ86,645 b c by Invincible Spirit - Rose de France (Diktat) O-Julie Martin, David R Martin & Partner B-Irish National Stud TR-Charles Hills /UTSTRIP '" 9-1 ÂŁ43,363 grro c by Exceed And Excel - Asi Siempre (El Prado) O-Godolphin B-Darley TR-Charles Appleby Margins 1.25, 1.50. Time 1:25.06 (slow 2.56). Going Good to soft. Age 2
Sire: WAR FRONT. Sire of 22 SWs. In 2013 DECLARATION OF WAR Rahy G1, WAR COMMAND Red Ransom G1, BASHART Clever Trick G2, DEPARTING Pulpit G2, LINES OF BATTLE Arch G2, WAR DANCER Alydeed G2, DATA LINK Known Fact
Pas de Nom
WAR FRONT b 02
WANDERING STAR b 93 Beautiful Bedouin
Roberto Arabia His Majesty Gris Vitesse
Nearctic Natalma Admiralâ€™s Voyage Petitioner Fappiano Ruby Slippers Forli True Reality Hail To Reason Bramalea Damascus Christmas Wind Ribot Flower Bowl Amerigo Matchiche II
For a colt to win both the Coventry Stakes in June and the Dewhurst in October demands a rare combination of precocious speed, a degree of durability and, most importantly, plenty of class. Mill Reef managed to win both, as did Dawn Approach, and both of these colts went on to Classic success, which bodes well for War Command. War Commandâ€™s exploits, together with those of Declaration Of War, have highlighted the huge potential of his sire War Front. It had been evident for a while that this son of Danzig is a much better sire than might have been predicted from a racing career which featured only four wins from 13 starts. Only one of those wins came in a Graded race â€“ the Gr2 Alfred G Vanderbilt Handicap over six furlongs â€“ and the fact that War Front was second five times at Graded level was unlikely to win him many friends. However, War Front bears quite a strong physical resemblance to his brilliant sire Danzig (who never contested a stakes race) and he also had the advantage of some powerful connections in Joseph Allen and
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Claiborne Farm. War Commandâ€™s dam Wandering Star was also a Gr2 winner, as she travelled from Britain to Canada to take the EP Taylor Stakes over a mile and a quarter. Wandering Star is bred along similar lines to that excellent sire Silver Hawk, as her sire Red Ransom is a son of Silver Hawkâ€™s sire Roberto and her dam was a daughter of Silver Hawkâ€™s dam, the Prix Jacques le Marois winner Gris Vitesse. Silver Hawk stayed a mile and a half well enough to be third in the Derby and second in the Irish Derby, so there is reason for hoping that War Command will stay beyond a mile, even though his sire raced mainly over sprint distances. 355 MIDDLE PARK S G1 NEWMARKET. October 12. 2yo. 6f.
!34!)2% )2% 9-0 ÂŁ119,034 b c by Intense Focus - Runway Dancer (Dansili) O-Mrs Angie Bailey B-John Oâ€™Connor TR-Kevin Ryan (OT 3TREAK )2% 9-0 ÂŁ45,129 ch c by Iffraaj - Ashirah (Housebuster) O-Qatar Racing Limited B-Barry Noonan TR-Kevin Ryan *USTICE $AY )2% 9-0 ÂŁ22,585 b c by Acclamation - Rock Exhibition (Rock of Gibraltar) O-Robert Ng B-Gerry Kenny TR-DRC Elsworth Margins 0.5, 1.5. Time 1:12.33 (slow 2.03). Going Good to soft. Age 2
Sire: INTENSE FOCUS. Sire of 1 Stakes winners. In 2013 - ASTAIRE Dansili G1. 1st Dam: Runway Dancer by Dansili. unraced. Dam of 2 winners: 2007: BATYA (f Whipper) 2 wins. 2008: (f Bachelor Duke) 2009: Swish Dancer (f Whipper) ran twice. 2011: ASTAIRE (c Intense Focus) Sold 36,945gns foal at GONO1, 23,000gns yearling at TAOC2, 66,667gns 2yo at GOBKE. 4 wins at 2, Middle Park S G1, Gimcrack S G2. 2013: (c Frozen Power) 2nd Dam: Shall We Run by Hotfoot. Own sister to Fire Top. Dam of BANNISTER (g Inchinor: Gimcrack S G2), Roo (f Rudimentary: 2nd Firth of Clyde S LR). Grandam of Gallagher, Averoo, Quick Wit, Roodeye. Broodmare Sire: DANSILI. Sire of the dams of 6 Stakes winners. In 2013 - ASTAIRE Intense Focus G1, CHICQUITA Montjeu G1. !34!)2% B C Storm Cat Giantâ€™s Causeway
INTENSE FOCUS b 06 Danehill Daneleta Zavaleta Dansili RUNWAY DANCER b 03 Shall We Run
Danehill Hasili Hotfoot Sirnelta
Storm Bird Terlingua Rahy Immense Danzig Razyana Kahyasi La Meilleure Danzig Razyana Kahyasi Kerali Firestreak Pitter Patter Sir Tor Finelta
In the November 2012 edition of Caulfield Files, I gave a favourable mention to Intense Focus, the unexpected winner of the 2008 Dewhurst Stakes. â€œIntense Focusâ€™s pedigree is made all the more interesting,â€? I wrote, â€œby the fact that his dam, the Group-
winning Daneleta, is bred on the same Danehill/Kahyasi cross as Dansili, Banks Hill, Intercontinental, Cacique and Champs Elysees. There were some respected judges among the buyers of his yearlings at Tattersalls Irelandâ€™s September sales, including Tim Easterby, Clive Cox and David Redvers. With plenty of support from Jim Bolger, as well as from DHW Dobson and Ballylinch Stud, Intense Focus could easily be a dark horse among next yearâ€™s freshman sires.â€? The son of Giantâ€™s Causeway has lived up to this billing. At the start of November he ranked a good second behind Mastercraftsman among the first-crop sires, which is a fine effort for a horse who began his stallion career at Ballylinch Stud at a fee of _6,500. Intense Focus owes his high rank largely to the interestingly-bred Astaire. Having already won the Gr2 Gimcrack Stakes, Astaire gamely led throughout to take the Gr1 Middle Park Stakes. Astaire is inbred 3 x 3 to Danehill and 4 x 4 to Kahyasi, whose daughters built up a record of 12 winners from 14 foals by Danehill, with seven becoming Group winners. This inbreeding comes about through Intense Focusâ€™s dam Daneleta and Astaireâ€™s broodmare sire Dansili, a horse bred to a similar pattern. Although Astaireâ€™s dam Runway Dancer never raced, she is nonetheless a well-connected individual. Her half-brother Bannister won the Gr2 Gimcrack Stakes and her half-sister Roo produced the Gr1 Prix Morny runner-up Gallagher. Astaireâ€™s second dam, Shall We Run, was a halfsister to a very accomplished twoyear-old filly in Dead Certain, whose wins included the Gr1 Cheveley Park Stakes. 356 CHALLENGE S G2 NEWMARKET. October 12. 3yo+. 7f.
&)%3/,!.! )2% 4 9-0 ÂŁ51,039 b f by Aussie Rules - Tidal Reach (Kris S) O-K Leavy, L Cribben, Mrs A McCreery B-R De Vere Hunt TR-W McCreery !MARILLO )2% 4 9-3 ÂŁ19,350 b c by Holy Roman Emperor - Alte Kunst (Royal Academy) O-Stall Nizza B-Juergen Imm TR-P Schiergen ,IBRANNO '" 5 9-3 ÂŁ9,684 b h by Librettist - Annabelle Ja (Singspiel) O-McDowell Racing B-O McDowell TR-R Hannon Margins 2, 2.5. Time 1:24.24 (slow 1.74). Going Good to soft. Age 2-4
Sire: AUSSIE RULES. Sire of 11 Stakes winners. In 2013 - FIESOLANA Kris S G2. 1st Dam: TIDAL REACH by Kris S. Winner at 2. Dam of 9 winners: 1997: STEP AHEAD (f Shalford) Winner at 2. 1998: INNIT (f Distinctly North). 6 wins at 2 and 3, Honeymoon Breedersâ€™ Cup Invitational H G2. 1999: Bengali Lancer (c Perugino) unraced. 2001: ARFINNIT (g College Chapel) 8 wins. 2002: TIDAL FURY (g Night Shift) 9 wins, Grand Course de 3yo Hurdle G1. 2003: MISS LATINA (f Mozart) Winner at 4. 2004: STONEACRE GARETH (g Grand Lodge) 3 wins at 2 and 7.
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DATA BOOK STAKES RESULTS
European Pattern >> 2005: CEKA DANCER (f Danehill Dancer) Winner at 3. 2006: Rockinit (f Rock of Gibraltar) 2007: TIDARA ANGEL (f Oratorio) 7 wins, Prix Alain du Breil dâ€™Ete 4yo Hurdle G1. 2009: FIESOLANA (f Aussie Rules) Sold 28,735gns 2yo at GBMBR. 8 wins 2-4, Challenge S G2, Ballyogan S G3, Brownstown S G3, Fairy Bridge S G3.
2nd Dam: DAVIE LADY by Bold And Brave. 2 wins at 2 in USA. Dam of DAVIEâ€™S LAMB (f Unpredictable: San Jose H LR, Tizna H LR, Pink Pigeon S LR, Buena Vista S LR, 2nd Golden Poppy H G3, 3rd Palomar H G2). Grandam of Spy Hill, Caleb Pond. Third dam of Amir Khan, Salure, Davieâ€™s Story. Broodmare Sire: KRIS S. Sire of the dams of 78 Stakes winners. In 2013 - MARKETING MIX Medaglia dâ€™Oro G1, DARK COVE Medaglia dâ€™Oro G2, FIESOLANA Aussie Rules G2. &)%3/,!.! B F Northern Dancer Pas de Nom His Majesty Razyana Spring Adieu Lyphard Alzao Lady Rebecca Crystal Palace Alruccaba Allara Hail To Reason Roberto Bramalea Princequillo Sharp Queen Bridgework Bold Ruler Bold And Brave Bases Full Blue Prince Basie Blues Family Pride Danzig Danehill AUSSIE RULES gr/ro 03 Last Second
Kris S TIDAL REACH b 92 Davie Lady
357 PREIS DES WINTERFAVORITEN G3 MUNICH. October 13. 2yo. 1600m.
"/2. 4/ 25. '%2 9-2 ÂŁ69,106 b c by Shirocco - Bravo Gorl (Tauchsport) O-Stall Carolus B-Gestut Gorlsdorf TR-R Dzubasz .ADELWALD '" 9-2 ÂŁ25,203 b c by Shamardal - Nobilissima (Bluebird) O-Frau Margot Herbert B-Stiftung Gestut Fahrhof TR-P Schiergen -ADURAI '%2 9-2 ÂŁ16,667 c by Marju - Moonlight Danceuse (Bering) O-Gestut Am Schlossgarten B-Castle Garden Stud TR-W Hickst Margins 2, 0.5. Time 1:43.28. Going Soft. Age 2
Sire: SHIROCCO. Sire of 16 Stakes winners. In 2013 - BROWN PANTHER Unfuwain G2, ABU SIDRA Smadoun G3, BORN TO RUN Tauchsport G3, WILD COCO Sternkoenig G3. 1st Dam: Bravo Gorl by Tauchsport. 3 wins 3-5, 3rd Oleander-Rennen G3. Dam of 5 winners: 2001: Bazra (c Spectrum) 2002: Bartok (c Dashing Blade) 2003: BUDDLEIA (f Sagamix) 2 wins 2-4 in France, Germany. 2005: BOLANDâ€™S CORNER (g Fraam) 2 wins over hurdles. 2006: Brave Lucy (f Sholokhov) unraced. 2007: BRIBON (c Pentire) 6 wins. 2008: Bella Bravo (f Noroit) 2009: BACARES (c Noroit) Winner at 4 in Czech Republic. 2010: Barcelona (c Shirocco) 2011: BORN TO RUN (c Shirocco) 1 win at 2 in Germany, Preis des Winterfavoriten G3. 2012: Bilbao (c Shirocco) "/2. 4/ 25. B C Konigsstuhl Monsun
SHIROCCO b 01 The Minstrel So Sedulous Sedulous Tauchsport BRAVO GORL b 94 Bravour
Tuny Tauspur Farat Burleske
Dschingis Khan Konigskronung Surumu Monasia Northern Dancer Fleur Tap On Wood Pendulina Zucchero Marsyaka Asterios Taupirsch Raut Fesa Aveiro Brunette
2nd Dam: BRAVOUR by Farat. 3 wins in West Germany. Dam of Bravo Gorl (see above). Broodmare Sire: TAUCHSPORT. Sire of the dams of 2 SWs. In 2013 - BORN TO RUN Shirocco G3.
358 PREMIO VERZIERE G3
2nd Dam: LAN FEI by Love The Groom. 3 wins at 3 in Italy. Dam of AMALDI (c Blu Air Force: Premio Divino Amore LR), Lan Force (f Blu Air Force, see above). Broodmare Sire: BLU AIR FORCE. Sire of the dams of 1 SW. In 2013 - PRIORE PHILIP Dane Friendly G1. 02)/2% 0(),)0 B C
15!$5.! '" 3 8-9 ÂŁ28,455 b f by Duke of Marmalade - Quelle Amore (Monsun) O/B-Stiftung Gestut Fahrhof TR-A Wohler ,A "ANDERILLA &2 3 8-9 ÂŁ12,520 b f by Muhtathir - La Bandera (Bahhare) O-SCEA Haras de Saint Pair B-Scuderia Bolgheri, Finsbury Bloodstock Limited TR-F Rohaut 3UMMER &ALL 53! 4 9-0 ÂŁ6,829 gr f by Mizzen Mast - Momix (Selkirk) O-Scuderia Cocktail B-Scuderia Vittadini TR-B Grizzetti Margins Short neck, 4. Time 2:09.20. Going Heavy. Age 3
Sire: DUKE OF MARMALADE. Sire of 9 Stakes winners. In 2013 - QUADUNA Monsun G3, VENUS DE MILO Galileo G3. 1st Dam: QUELLE AMORE by Monsun. 2 wins at 2 and 3 in Germany, Schwarzgold Rennen G2. Own sister to QUIDAMO. Dam of 2 winners: 2009: BETPAK DALA (c Shamardal) 3 wins. 2010: QUADUNA (f Duke of Marmalade) 2 wins at 3 in Germany, Italy, Premio Verziere G3. 2011: Quelle Chance (f Dubawi) unraced to date. 2nd Dam: Qelle Amie by Beau Genius. 1 win at 3 in Germany, 2nd Grosser Stutenpreis der Dreijahrigen LR. Dam of QUELLE AMORE (see above), QSAR (c Tiger Hill: Baden-Baden Cup LR), QUIDAMO (c Monsun: AARON Automobile Rennen LR). Broodmare Sire: MONSUN. Sire of the dams of 28 Stakes winners. In 2013 - LUCKY SPEED Silvano G1, PASTORIUS Soldier Hollow G1, DON BOSCO Barathea G2, TRES BLUE Anabaa Blue G2, QUADUNA Duke of Marmalade G3. 15!$5.! B F Danzig Danehill
DUKE OF MARMALADE b 04 Kingmambo Love Me True Lassieâ€™s Lady Monsun QUELLE AMORE b 03 Qelle Amie
Konigsstuhl Mosella Beau Genius Qui Bid
Northern Dancer Pas de Nom His Majesty Spring Adieu Mr Prospector Miesque Alydar Lassie Dear Dschingis Khan Konigskronung Surumu Monasia Bold Ruckus Royal Colleen Spectacular Bid Qui Royalty
359 GRAN CRITERIUM G1
Danehill DANE FRIENDLY b 96 Always Friendly
Blu Air Force LAN FORCE b 06 Lan Fei
When the European Pattern Race committee convenes, it is going to be fascinating to see what they decide to do about Italyâ€™s main events. Because of Italian racingâ€™s financial woes, these races are increasingly becoming domestic affairs. For example, the Gran Criterium was contested by four colts trained by Bruno Grizzetti and two by Stefano Botti, the only foreign raider being a Swiss colt. Appropriately, victory went to Priore Philip, a colt bred in Italy from parents which were also Italian raced. To be precise, Priori Philipâ€™s sire, Dane Friendly, began his career in Britain, where he showed nothing in two starts as a three-year-old. Transferred to Italy, the well-connected son of Danehill proved much more effective and he won the Gr2 Premio Ribot over a mile on very soft ground as a fouryear-old. Priore Philip may prove up to international standard, as his easy win earned him a Racing Post rating of 108. His dam Lan Force was placed in two Listed races as a two-year-old and is a sister to a two-year-old Listed winner. Their sire, Blu Air Force, raced in four countries on two continents and won in three of them, notably taking the Gr3 Prix du Palais-Royal over seven furlongs. The chances are that a mile will be Priore Philipâ€™s optimum trip, while heavy going clearly doesnâ€™t bother him.
MILAN. October 13. 2yoc&f. 1500m.
02)/2% 0(),)0 )49 8-11 ÂŁ97,560 b c by Dane Friendly - Lan Force (Blu Air Force) O-Scuderia Ste Ma B-Azienda Agricola Luciani Loreto TR-S Botti 'REY 'REEZLY &2 8-11 ÂŁ42,926 b c by Red Rocks - Dan Grey (Danehill) O-Immobiliare Casa Paola SRL B-Mulino Verde Stud SRL TR-B Grizzetti !RPINATI '" 8-11 ÂŁ23,414 br c by Lucky Story - Lola Sapola (Benny The Dip) O-Triple B Farms B-GAG Equestrian TR-Adam Kitchingman Margins 3, 1.75. Time 1:36.60. Going Heavy. Age 2
Northern Dancer Pas de Nom His Majesty Razyana Spring Adieu High Hat High Line Time Call Mr Prospector Wise Speculation Wisdom Red Ransom Sri Pekan Lady Godolphin The Minstrel Carillon Miss Sex Appeal Blushing Groom Love The Groom Nellâ€™s Briquette Baby Turk Lazarska Laura Piranesi Danzig
MILAN. October 13. 3yo+f&m. 2000m.
360 BRITISH CHAMPIONS FILLIES & MARES S G1 ASCOT. October 19. 3yo+f&m. 12f.