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£4.95 | July 2013 | Issue 107


Sir Henry Cecil 1943 - 2013


• New BHA Chairman Steve Harman’s first interview • When Keeneland was king: memories of the July Sale • All the drama from five fabulous days at Royal Ascot


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The fastest Sussex Stakes winner in recent years: 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008

Frankel (4yo) Frankel (3yo) Canford Cliffs (3yo) Rip Van Winkle (3yo) Henrythenavigator (3yo)

1:37.56 (Gd) 1:37.47 (Gd) 1:37.44 (Gd/Fm) 1:37.16 (Gd) 1:38.46 (Gd/Fm)

His time was also faster than the top-class sires: 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar (3yo) 2000 Giant’s Causeway (3yo)

1:38.29 (Gd/Fm) 1:38.65 (Gd/Fm)

formance in the er p t es b e h T ❝ for thirty years, since Sussex Source: TIMEFORM Kris.❞

Rip Van Winkle beats the multiple Gr.1 winners Paco Boy and Ghanaati to win the Sussex S.-Gr.1 in a faster time than Frankel. He also won the Queen Elizabeth II S-Gr.1 in a faster time than Frankel, and is the fastest winner of the race since 1985.

GROUP WINNING 2YO AT 7f. Won Tyros S.-Gr.3

GROUP 1 WINNER AT 8f. Won Sussex S.-Gr.1 Won Queen Elizabeth II S.-Gr.1

GROUP 1 WINNER AT 10½f. Won International S.-Gr.1


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World champion 3yo miler by GALILEO. From the family of VOLKSRAAD (multiple champion sire), HALLING (leading sire) etc. FRANKEL is the only son of sire of sires GALILEO that is higher-rated than him.


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£4.95 | July 2013 | Issue 107


Sir Henry Cecil 1943 - 2013


• New BHA Chairman Steve Harman’s first interview • When Keeneland was king: memories of the July Sale • All the drama from five fabulous days at Royal Ascot


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Cover: Sir Henry Cecil prepares to saddle a stable runner at Royal Ascot in 2010 Photo: George Selwyn

Cecil: a man who always stood out from the crowd


black-tie event dictates that, for gentlemen at least, a black dinner suit is worn with a white shirt. Every guest obeyed this sartorial lesson at the 2011 ROA Horseracing Awards, save one. Sir Henry Cecil, on duty to collect an award for Frankel, had decided that a blue shirt would suffice. And who could dare argue? On the racecourse, Cecil stood out from his contemporaries with his phenomenal tally of top-class winners. Most trainers are lucky to have one brilliant horse cross their path yet Cecil developed and guided the careers of dozens. It would take an entire magazine to do the list of champions justice. His passing leaves British racing without its most accomplished performer, someone who represented the very best that the sport had to offer. The Woodstock music festival was just months away when Cecil sent out his first winner at Ripon in May 1969; 45 years later, he was still doing what he loved, training horses and, above all, enjoying success. That he came back from the doldrums, following a period when he trained so few horses and winners that many observers thought his career was finished, was testament to his character and perhaps his finest achievement of all. Unlike most racing folk, Cecil never liked to reminisce about past glories. In early 2010, speaking to Julian Muscat in an interview for this magazine, he said: “It’s like a lot of racing books – I find them boring. They write about how they won this race and that, how they would have won by a short-head but for this and that, so many years ago… it’s pretty dull I think.” Dull is not a word that could ever have been associated with Cecil and neither, I hope, is our tribute to the trainer that starts on page 10. All of the beautiful images were taken by our photographer, George Selwyn. Royal Ascot might have been expected to suffer without its winning-most son but this year’s meeting did not. In fact, it may have been the best ever, courtesy of some sensational finishes and emotional scenes. Lady Cecil’s interview after Riposte captured the


Ribblesdale Stakes would have left few viewers unmoved and it was heartbreaking to see Johnny Murtagh walking back to the weighing-room after his mount Thomas Chippendale, another Warren Place star, died after bravely landing the Hardwicke Stakes. The Queen had waited a long time for another Group 1 success and Estimate duly delivered for Her Majesty under a forceful Ryan Moore in the Gold Cup. I suspect the footage of our monarch watching the closing stages of that contest, with her Racing Manager John Warren going bananas at her side, will be repeated once or twice in the near future. Royal Ascot is, of course, one of the jewels in the crown of British racing and doubtless something Steve Harman will be pleased to have onside as he joins the British Horseracing Authority as its new Chairman, replacing Paul Roy, who will not be lost to the sport as he becomes Chairman of charity Retraining of Racehorses. A lot has happened since Harman accepted the post, including the steroids scandal and race-fixing convictions, yet the man who made his name in the oil and gas industry seems to have a burning passion for the Sport of Kings, as he reveals in an exclusive interview with Owner & Breeder. “This is one of the sexiest sports in the world,” he tells Howard Wright (pages 5457). “The whole experience is unprecedented. “A lot of people talk about other countries and their Tote monopoly systems, but look as British racing’s assets. Where in the world do you get the breadth of involvement that we have? “There is an opportunity to increase the revenue in British racing and I’ve got a background in that sort of area. I don’t like blowing my own trumpet but I believe I have got a level of humility and am a good listener.” His excellent listening skills will be tested in due course, as meetings are planned with the RCA, ROA, TBA, Bookmakers’ Committee, Levy Board, REL, Horsemen’s Group, Great British Racing, government ministers… We wish Mr Harman all the very best in his new role.

“That he came back from the doldrums after so few winners was perhaps his finest achievement


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ROA Leader Time to prepare a bid for Tote


TBA Leader Reflections on a dramatic month



Tony Morris Khalid Abdullah’s part-dispersal


Richard Edmondson A tale of two trainers


View From Ireland Tralee set to race again


Continental Tales Appleby Stud’s star


Around The Globe No Malice from Palace



Tribute to a legend


David Elsworth


Steve Harman

Talking To... Jockey Tony Hamilton

The Big Picture

Veteran trainer still in the groove

Changes Your monthly round-up


From a brilliant Royal Ascot

News Eddie Ahern banned for decade



COVER STORY Sir Henry Cecil

Keeneland’s July Sale Fashions in and out of the ring


Sales Circuit Record prices for stores

112 Flashback Chimes Of Freedom in 1989

The new BHA Chairman talks Well done, Mum: Prince Andrew presents the Gold Cup to The Queen

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RACHEL HOOD President Racehorse Owners Association

Pooling ideas for when exclusive licence ends It’s all change on the Tote front in 2018 and racing must start to prepare now


ust over two years ago the government sold the Tote to Betfred and this column joined the chorus of disapproval within the racing community. It would be tempting to rake over old coals, reigniting those arguments as to why the Tote sale to a bookmaker robbed British racing of a golden opportunity to put itself onto a much improved economic footing, but this would hardly be productive. Instead, it is better to start thinking about what the future holds for us when Betfred’s seven-year exclusive pool betting licence expires. It may still be five years away, but the planning for this event cannot start soon enough. The received wisdom within racing when it was bidding for the Tote was that seven years would give the successful party an opportunity to build such a successful business, that it would be in an unassailable position and capable of beating off any potential rivals when the exclusive licence eventually ran out. However, if the appearance that Betfred gives of merely treading water on the Tote part of their business is anything to go by, everything will be up for grabs in 2018. Betfred is a bookmaker through and through – and a very good one. In paying £180 million for the Tote (we’ll conveniently forget the matter of deferred payments) they not only bought the pool betting business but also acquired over 500 betting shops, which they added to their existing estate, enabling them to exploit the economy of scale. It is not for us to worry that you can go onto the Betfred website or into one of their betting shops and hardly notice the company has anything much to do with the Tote, even less own it. It is for us to rub our hands together and think of what British racing can do with pool betting in five years’ time. Although the attitude adopted by the racecourses in

deciding whether they will want to embrace change will be important, that is not where this battle will be played out. For the domination of pool betting will eventually be dictated by technology, both in terms of the instant calculation of prices on offer, the streaming of live pictures to anybody who wants to watch them and most of all in gaining access to a much wider market through smart phones – or whatever technological devices will be available in 2018. Even today, the growing number of people who bet through apps on iPhones suggests that things will be at a point in five years’ time when betting shops will only exist for those who get their kicks from pressing buttons on FOBTs. But how is the racing industry going to exploit this opportunity? The fact that we compile and control the data (the runners and riders) that drives this technology, hands us a huge advantage. Of course, we know from the lessons of the European Court in 2004 that this area is a minefield and it represents just one of the many reasons why work on this project must start right now. The BHA, the racecourses and the Horsemen’s Group will only ever get to where they want to be on pool betting if they develop the right relationship with the right operator. We must start seeking out potential partners (most likely from the Far East or Australia) who combine a long and successful track record in pool betting with an enthusiasm for the potential that the British market has. There are, of course, those who do not accept that pool betting remains a great untapped resource, arguing that the British punter is wedded to fixed odds betting and will never change. But they should know that this is not so much about winning over the existing betting public – it is about finding a new audience and, through pool betting, showing them what this sport has to offer.

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RICHARD LANCASTER Chairman Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association

Plenty to celebrate but one overwhelming loss Sir Henry Cecil’s great skill was illustrated through his link with owner/breeders


n drafting this month’s column my first thoughts were to recognise Sir Henry Cecil’s contribution to the British breeding industry. Whilst it is impossible to do this justice in the space permitted, I would like to draw on the success he enjoyed with a number of great owner/breeders at a time when the industry was dominated by so many famous names. More recently, the structure of British breeding has undergone considerable change, but those successes will remain testament to his great skills. The last chapter of his career saw him manage the training career of probably the finest racehorse of our generation, Frankel – evidence of his enduring talent and empathy with the thoroughbred. He will be greatly missed. Talent’s emphatic Oaks win was a great achievement for breeders Ashbrittle Stud and Mark Dixon. From a family that is rooted in the great owner/breeders of yesteryear, it is heart-warming to see Dick Hollingsworth’s investment so successfully rekindled. Such outcomes are the stuff of dreams that serve to encourage us all. The Gold Cup win of our Patron, Her Majesty the Queen, drew the greatest cheers at Royal Ascot, a meeting which surely deserves its place at the top of the international racing calendar. This month marks the first anniversary of my chairmanship. I introduced a TBA Board Strategy Day to give the TBA Board and its Executive a path to follow during my term, and whilst this remains work in progress, a number of key areas have been progressed: • Since its announcement at last year’s AGM, the TBAinspired BOBIS, which currently provides enhanced breeders’ prizes for members, has made a positive start with over 40% of eligible two-year-old races won by BOBIS horses. • The board members were keen to see the TBA improve its position within the industry to ensure that the industry and TBA members are aware of the positive work that is being done on their behalf. This has been addressed with the recent announcement that the TBA is seeking to recruit

a Communication and Marketing Director to work with GBR and, importantly, to assist our Chief Executive. • National Hunt (NH) representation and engagement has been increased via Robert Waley-Cohen’s attendance at board meetings and I would like to see Robert elected to the board when the opportunity arises. I have canvassed the views of a number of NH members and they report that NH activity has been at an all-time high recently, and if we can secure a properly-funded NH BOBIS then, along with the support we are giving to NH mares, I think we have met our targets in this area. • Membership numbers continue to frustrate us, but we are now working with Weatherbys to identify individual breeder numbers. While the overall number is, alarmingly, lower than previously considered, it does offer a reason for the decline in TBA membership. Simply, there are fewer active breeders to recruit, but it puts more emphasis on the need to attract new people to our industry – whether from the 18– 35 age group or the empty-nesters – a target group that deserves our attention, too. It would be unreasonable to judge the board’s success at this stage, but we will be reviewing this activity in early 2014, when the outcome of our recently commissioned ‘Economic Impact Study of the Breeding Industry’ will be available. This will help to inform us of the direction the TBA needs to take, to ensure we continue to support our members and the wider racing industry and provide valuable data to support the political lobbying work which becomes increasingly important. Meanwhile, the team at Stanstead House will continue to undertake the excellent grassroots work that we know is highly valued by our members – our hugely successful regional days, seminars, stallion parades, information service, help, support and advice, both on a practical and professional level. With the proposal that subscription rates remain unchanged at the forthcoming AGM, I am convinced the TBA offers fantastic value for all.

“Talent’s emphatic

Oaks win was a great achievement for her breeders Ashbrittle Stud and Mark Dixon



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SIR HENRY CECIL January 11, 1943 - June 11, 2013


he racing world was united in mourning the passing of one of its highest achievers when, on June 11, Sir Henry Cecil finally lost his long, painful and brave battle against cancer at the age of 70. Some of the greatest horses of the past 45 years passed through his hands, and for many years the position of retained jockey for his Warren Place stable ranked as the best job in the world – as the champion jockeys Lester Piggott, Steve Cauthen, Joe Mercer and Kieren Fallon can confirm. His name was and will always remain synonymous with a seemingly never-ending torrent of high-class victories. Cecil may have started with the advantage of inheriting a top-class stable but the history books are crammed with tales of youngsters who have taken over former dominant operations and run them into the ground. Not so with Cecil, who assumed control of Freemason Lodge Stables in Newmarket’s Bury Road in 1969 on the retirement of his step-father Captain Sir Cecil Boyd-Rochfort – and then set about carving out a career which set the standards to which all subsequent generations of trainers will aspire. Cecil started as he meant to go on. In his

first year with a licence he sent out Wolver Hollow, ridden by Lester Piggott, to win the Eclipse Stakes, a race which Boyd-Rochfort had won four times, most recently with the Queen’s Canisbay in 1965. During the early years of his training career, Cecil did not have enough horses in his string to fill a yard of the size of Freemason Lodge, so he moved to a new, smaller property in Hamilton Road on the other side of town: Marriott Stables, on the edge of Southfields, behind the Rowley Mile racecourse. From there his career really took off. In 1975, Cecil saddled his first British Classic winner when Bolkonski, ridden by Frankie Dettori’s father Gianfranco, defeated the subsequent Derby winner Grundy in the 2,000 Guineas. The following year Cecil won the race again with Wollow, a son of Wolver Hollow. Such was Cecil’s reputation by this stage that when Sir Noel Murless announced his retirement at the end of that year, he had no hesitation in handing Warren Place over to his son-in-law. Throughout Cecil’s tenure at Warren Place, which began late in 1976, he was part of many of the most golden moments in the


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history of the turf, not least through his four Derby winners – Slip Anchor (1985), Reference Point (1987), Commander In Chief (1993) and Oath (1999). Reference Point was trained for his breeder, Louis Freedman of Cliveden Stud, whose son Philip, now Chairman of the Horsemen’s Group, paid tribute to Cecil: “Genius is not something that can be taught or learned and Henry was a genius because he relied entirely on instinct. “If you asked him why he was running a horse in a race, in which often it did not have an obvious chance on ratings, his only explanation was that he thought it would win. More often than not it did. “The same was true when it came to picking yearlings. He loved a filly my father bred – until he found out she was by Brigadier Gerard. He still took her, and she, Ever Genial, was one of the very few of her sire’s progeny to win Group races.” Fillies outweighed the colts on Cecil’s tally of British Classic winners. He trained eight winners of the Oaks and six of the 1,000 Guineas, with the winner of both of those races, Oh So Sharp, going on to win the Fillies’

Triple Crown in 1985 when becoming one of four winners of the St Leger for her trainer. Of his three 2,000 Guineas victors, the last, in 2011, was undoubtedly the most special. For Cecil accepted that Frankel was the greatest horse he ever trained. Cecil also mopped up multiple runnings of Britain’s greatest middle-distance weight-for-

“Genius cannot be

taught or learned – Henry was a genius because he relied entirely on instinct” age races, winning the Eclipse four times (Wolver Hollow being followed by Wollow in 1976, Gunner B in 1978 and Twice Over in 2010), the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes three times (with Reference Point in

1987, Belmez in 1989 and King’s Theatre in 1994), the Juddmonte International (formerly Benson & Hedges Gold Cup) four times (with Wollow in 1976, Royal Anthem in 1999, Twice Over in 2011 and Frankel in 2012) and the Champion Stakes five times (with Indian Skimmer in 1988, Bosra Sham in 1996, Twice Over in 2009 and 2010, and Frankel in 2012). His record in premier mile races was similarly impressive. He trained the winner of the Sussex Stakes at Goodwood seven times (Bolkonski in 1975, Wollow in 1976, Kris in 1979, Distant View in 1994, Ali-Royal in 1997 and Frankel in both 2011 and 2012) and the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot twice (Kris in 1979 and Frankel in 2011). In the top staying races, Cecil’s record was, if possible, even better. He twice sent out a horse to win Britain’s stayers’ Triple Crown (the Ascot Gold Cup, Goodwood Cup and Doncaster Cup), completing the treble with Le Moss in both 1979 and 1980. He also won the Gold Cup with Ardross in 1981 and 1982, and with Paean in 1987; the Goodwood Cup with Ardross in 1981; and the Doncaster Cup in 1978 with Buckskin, in 1982 with Ardross,

Subsequent Fillies’ Triple Crown winner Oh So Sharp is led back in to the Epsom winner’s circle by owner Sheikh Mohammed




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Cecil welcomes back Kris and Joe Mercer after their victory in the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot in 1979

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in 1988 with Kneller, in 1991 with Great Marquess, and in 1997 with Canon Can. All told, Sir Henry Cecil was champion trainer of Great Britain ten times between 1976 and 1993. He dominated British racing from the early 1970s until the late 1990s until seeing his stable suffer a remarkable decline in the early years of this century. He didn’t train a Group 1 winner between July 2000 and October 2006, and his string shrunk from over 200 to 50. In 2005, he saddled just 12 winners. Despite being diagnosed with cancer in

2006, the disease which had also claimed his twin brother, David, Cecil proved that you can’t keep a good man down. In 2007 he sent out Light Shift to win the Oaks before unveiling a new stream of top-liners, mostly owned by Prince Khalid Abdullah. They included the admirable Twice Over as well as the champion mare Midday, winner of the Nassau Stakes at Goodwood three years running between 2009 and 2011, and the 2009 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf at Santa Anita. But the best was saved until last: Frankel, the unbeaten winner of his 14 races

between August 2010 and October 2012. Cecil’s absence was keenly felt at this year’s Royal Ascot, where he had saddled a record 75 winners, and his passing was marked with a minute’s silence before racing on the opening day of the meeting he loved above all others. While offering a moving mark of respect for the trainer who enjoyed so many days in the sun at the Queen’s racecourse, more fitting was the success of two of his stable’s runners, Riposte and Thomas Chippendale. Neither victory, however, was without pathos. Riposte’s scintillating Ribblesdale Stakes


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Sir Henry Cecil and his unbeaten champion, Frankel

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The Princess Royal congratulates Lady Cecil on the Ribblesdale Stakes triumph of Riposte, pictured below with Tom Queally


victory marked the first Royal Ascot winner for Lady Cecil, but the sixth for ‘Team Cecil’, as she has been quick to call the stable. Thomas Chippendale’s valiant battle to the line in the Hardwicke Stakes and subsequent sudden demise is still painful to recall. It was not only the first Royal meeting staged without the turf’s most iconic figure but the first since the retirement of Frankel, triumphant five times in total at Ascot and twice in the most important week, mid-June, initially in the St James’s Palace Stakes and last year via his memorable 11-length rout in the Queen Anne Stakes. Frankel dominated British racing like no other thoroughbred of the modern era, one of the few horses that would guarantee a surge in attendance whenever he set foot on a racecourse. He and his trainer were a match made in heaven, and each could be summed up with the same three words: ‘Simply the best’. Sir Henry Cecil, who was knighted in 2011, is survived by his wife, Lady Jane Cecil, and children Katie and Noel from his first marriage, and Jake from his second marriage.


All photos by

George Selwyn


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NEWS Stories from the racing world

Eddie Ahern is warned off for ten years Top jockey banned for race-fixing as gambler Neil Clement is handed 15-year disqualification




roup 1-winning jockey Eddie Ahern has been banned from racing for a total of ten years having been found guilty by the BHA of preventing a horse from running to its merits. He was also penalised for passing information on horses that was used to gain financial reward. Ahern’s most serious offence was deemed to be his riding of Jane Chapple-Hyam’s former Royal Ascot winner Judgethemoment at Lingfield on January 21, 2011. “Led and soon spread-eagled field” were the in-running comments attributed to the stayer in the twomile handicap, pointing to the fierce early pace set by Ahern, which the trainer says was contrary to her instructions. Ahern’s friend, the former footballer Neil Clement, has also been banned from racing, his sentence being 15 years and a £3,000 fine. Clement placed a lay bet of £41,000 against Judgethemoment winning or finishing placed in the seven-runner contest, and was found to have placed other lay bets on horses ridden by the jockey. The BHA’s disciplinary panel found Ahern in breach of Rule (B)59.2 for his stopping ride on Judgethemoment, for which he received an eight-year ban, while further rule breaches resulted in a two-year disqualification for the passing of inside information to Clement for reward on four other occasions between September 2010 and February 2011. The BHA’s Director of Integrity, Legal and Risk, Adam Brickell, said: “The findings have confirmed that another network of corruption has been successfully prosecuted by the BHA. The clear message from this, and from other cases heard in the last 18 months, should be that the BHA is better equipped than ever at pinpointing and prosecuting malpractice. The penalties imposed as a result of these cases being heard should serve as a deterrent to others. “The links we have developed with betting organisations and the advances made in our sharing of data and intelligence mean that we are increasingly effective at gathering evidence that leads to prosecutions. This investigation was another landmark in terms of our intelligence and evidence gathering capabilities, as it was the first occasion on which we have received assistance from a spread betting company to bring a successful prosecution. “We have now sought and received significant cooperation on a voluntary basis from more than one such firm and we hope

Eddie Ahern intentionally rode to lose

that this is a resource we will continue to be able to turn to in future investigations. Meanwhile we continue to await government’s improvements to the overall legislative framework that will ensure all operators are mandated to share such information with us, and other sporting bodies.”

“The clear message

should be that the BHA is better equipped than ever to pinpoint malpractice” In addition to the lengthy bans for Ahern and Clement, James Clutterbuck, the son and assistant trainer of Ken Clutterbuck, received a 30-month ban from racing for passing inside information to Clement regarding Stoneacre Gareth’s run at Lingfield on March 9, 2011, implying to the gambler that the gelding would not be able to run to form. *In a separate case, Yorkshire-based trainer Ian McInnes was warned off for three years after running a horse that had been ‘denerved’. A BHA disciplinary hearing found that McInnes had acted with “reckless disregard” for running Commando Scott nine times following a biaxial neurectomy on a hind leg

in July 2008. Under the rules of racing, any horse who has undergone such a procedure is ineligible to run. Between May 1 and September 5, 2009, the Danetime gelding ran on nine occasions for McInnes, finishing a best-placed second, and was subsequently transferred in 2010 to the stable of Declan Carroll, who was unaware that the de-nerving operation had taken place. Commando Scott ran a further ten times for Carroll, his last racecourse appearance being at Musselburgh on September 26, 2010. As well as breaching rules relating to running a horse following a neurectomy and failing to conduct his business with reasonable care and skill, McInnes was also found to have misled a BHA officer when stating initially that he was unaware that Commando Scott had been de-nerved and subsequently arranging for the horse to be removed from his yard so that he could not be examined.

Deloitte report says The importance of horseracing to Britain’s economy has been detailed in a BHAcommissioned report by Deloitte, which shows it to be the second-largest sport in the country behind football, with a net worth of £3.45 billion. Updated for 2013, the Economic Impact of British Racing study, which was last published four years ago, outlines a significant rise in media rights payments during that time – from £104m to £173m – which aided the cash flow of racecourses despite levy declines in that period. Sponsorship has also risen, from £25m to £31m. BHA Chief Executive Paul Bittar commented: “British Racing has faced, and largely come through, a significant test. We were never going to be immune to the wider financial difficulties that still prevail, but can all be extremely proud of the scale of our sport’s continued contribution to the British economy. “Core industry expenditure of over £1.1bn and a total economic impact of £3.45bn are just the headline demonstrations of our importance. “Resilience is a recurring theme throughout. This resilience is however no accident, coming instead as a result of the


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Long-term Godolphin employee Charlie Appleby is being primed to take over the training licence at the operation’s Moulton Paddocks yard following the eight-year ban issued to former trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni. Appleby, who has worked for Godolphin for 15 years having previously been employed by David Loder, acted as assistant to Al Zarooni since the latter’s appointment alongside existing Godolphin trainer Saeed Bin Suroor in March 2010. He is currently undertaking the trainer’s course at the British Racing School in order to fulfil the required criteria to be granted a licence by the BHA.


Al Zarooni assistant Charlie Appleby set to take over at Moulton Paddocks

Charlie Appleby (left), here with Simon Crisford, has spent 15 years with Godolphin

Al Zarooni had lodged an appeal as to the severity of his punishment following his warning off on April 25 for administering anabolic steroids to 15 horses in his care. He subsequently withdrew the appeal after another seven horses returned positive

results for anabolic steroids, after the entire Moulton Paddocks stable was tested. Among the horses currently banned from racing for six months are last year’s St Leger winner Encke, his full-brother Genius Beast, and Group 1 winner Certify.


racing contributes £3.45bn to the economy, while media rights rocket

The popularity of events such as Royal Ascot has seen UK attendances flourish

collective steps taken within the sport over the last decade, which includes over £950m of capital investment.” A significant chunk of that investment – £700m – has been made at racecourses, a figure which will have contributed to attendance figures remaining high, with 5.6m people going racing in Britain during


2012 despite stiff competition from the Olympics and an abnormally high level of abandonments owing to wet weather. Excluding the Olympic and Paralympic Games, racing accounted for four of the ten best attended sporting events in Britain during 2012. A total of 22,000 people are employed

directly in racing in either full- or part-time roles, contributing more than £275m in tax generated by the sport. Subsidiary businesses, such as vets, farriers, saddlers, feed merchants and the betting industry take the employment figure to more than 85,000 full-time jobs. Racehorse owners spent a total of £389m in 2012 despite the return in prize-money and sponsorship being just £85m, down from £92m in 2008 (see ROA Forum, p74). Competition from other sports and the offshore location of most online betting firms were outlined as two major factors in the decline in the gross win from betting in 2012/13, which was estimated at £710m, a fall from £1bn recorded in the six years up to 2008/09. Alan Switzer, Director of Deloitte’s Sport Business Group, said: “Racing is comfortably the second biggest sport in Britain after football by many measures, including revenue generation, attendances, taxation generated and employment. “Top-level sport now transcends national borders. The heritage and reputation of British racing means it continues to attract many of the world’s top horses together with investment from an increasingly diverse set of major international partners.”


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Racing’s news in a nutshell PEOPLE AND BUSINESS Jorge Ricardo Brazilian jockey becomes the first man to ride 12,000 winners; the 51-year-old achieved the milestone aboard Scoop at Hipodromo Argentino de Palermo.

Philip Hide Former jockey is awarded £58,000 in compensation by the Court of Appeal for injuries sustained in a fall at Cheltenham in 2006.

Sheikh Mohammed Announces plan to make anabolic steroids illegal for all equine sports in the UAE.

Noel Chance Trainer of two Cheltenham Gold Cup winners in Mr Mulligan and Looks Like Trouble retires aged 61.

Hayley Turner Britain’s leading female rider splits from trainer Michael Bell after 13 years and will continue as a freelance.

Gerard Butler Newmarket handler is charged with seven offences by the BHA in relation to the use of steroid product Sungate.

Ian Mongan Jockey who recorded his biggest success aboard Twice Over in the 2011 Juddmonte International announces his retirement.

Martin Cruddace Betfair’s legal chief will depart in the autumn after nine years with the betting exchange.

Johnny Murtagh Top jockey enjoys first winner as a trainer with Benbecular at Tramore, having taken over the licence from Tommy Carmody at his Curragh base.

Eddie Ahern Jockey is banned for ten years by the BHA having been found guilty of various offences including intentionally riding to lose; he has appealed.

Clare Balding Broadcaster and writer, who earned the plaudits for her work during the Olympics and Paralympics last year, is awarded an OBE in the Queen’s birthday honours.

More people and business...

Andy Clifton, Cheltenham’s Communications Manager since 2007, will take up a new position with the Hong Kong Jockey Club. This year’s Derby audience fell by 1.3 million to 2m following the switch from the BBC to Channel 4. Juddmonte Farms, Khalid Abdullah’s racing and breeding operation, will be scaled down, with a number of horses set to be sold. The Breeders’ Cup meeting will be staged at Santa Anita in 2014, the first time a track will have hosted the event for three successive years. Commentator Jim McGrath announces that he will call his last race at Ascot on September 7, having covered 26 Royal Ascots, 20 Grand Nationals and 18 Derbys. Ramon Dominguez, the top US-based jockey injured in fall at Aqueduct in January, announces his retirement from riding aged 36. Popular broadcaster and journalist Tom O’Ryan suffers a broken pelvis after being struck by a post in a bizarre gardening accident; he is in recovery.

Ruby Walsh Quits as Paul Nicholls’s stable jockey in order to spend more time with family in Ireland; Daryl Jacob takes over the number one position at Ditcheat.




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Caspar Netscher Group 2 winner, sub-fertile at stud, is back in training with David Simcock and will race for former owner Charles Wentworth.

What A Friend Lexus Chase winner for Sir Alex Ferguson and Ged Mason is retired aged ten and given back to his breeder Ollie Cann.

Await The Dawn Son of Giant’s Causeway who landed the 2011 Group 2 Hardwicke Stakes will stand at Summerhill Stud in South Africa.

Libertarian Dante victor and runner-up to Ruler Of The World in this year’s Derby is bought by Godolphin.

French Fifteen Group 1-winning son of Turtle Bowl, second to Camelot in last year’s 2,000 Guineas (above left), is retired and will stand at Haras du Logis Saint Germain in Normandy.

Rubi Ball

Cockney Rebel

One of the best chasers in France, winner of three Grade 1 races for trainer Jacques Ortet, is moved by the Papot family to Willie Mullins in Ireland.

Dual Classic-winning son of Val Royal will leave the National Stud in Newmarket to continue his stallion career in France.


Deacon Blues

Unaccounted For 22

Fleetwood 18

American Grade 1 winner who had been at stud in Turkey, where he sired 174 winners.

Won his only start in the care of Sir Henry Cecil before injury curtailed his career; he went on to sire talented handicap chaser The Sawyer.

High-class sprinter, winner of the 2011 British Champions’ Sprint at Ascot for trainer James Fanshawe, is retired aged six due to a tendon injury.

In Excess 26 Landed four top-level wins in the US and later a leading stallion in California, siring Indian Charlie, himself sire of champion Uncle Mo.

Sure Blade 30 Exceptional miler, winner of the St James’s Palace Stakes and Queen Elizabeth II Stakes in 1986 for Sheikh Mohammed and Barry Hills.


Philip Scholfield 55

Legendary trainer who won 25 British Classics and guided the careers of champions Oh So Sharp, Bosra Sham and Frankel.

West Country-based former champion point-to-point rider and father of jockey Nick Scholfield.

Chris Jones 89 Owner whose familiar cherry and white silks were carried by top twomile chaser Klairon Davis, winner of the Arkle and Champion Chase.

Alan Ross 69 Spent 38 years with Ladbrokes, joining as a shop manager in 1971 and later running its casinos and international betting and gaming business.

John Blake 84 Trainer, owner and tipster who started the career of royal jockey Bill Smith.


Willie Cowe 56 Head man at James Ewart’s stable who had been recognised for his career in racing at the 2012 Stud and Stable Staff Awards.

Ivan Straker 84 Chairman of Seagram distillers (UK) who helped to save the Grand National with a 20-year sponsorship plan.

Dr William Lockridge 81 Co-founder of Ashford Stud in Kentucky in the mid-1970s before later selling the operation to Coolmore.


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ROYAL REDEMPTION The St James’s Palace Stakes provided one of the most thrilling battles ever seen at the Royal meeting as 2,000 Guineas hero Dawn Approach banished the memory of his Derby disappointment with a short-head defeat of Toronado, returning to form after failing to fire in the Guineas. The duo may clash again in the Sussex Stakes at Goodwood on July 31 Photos George Selwyn

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THE NAME’S DOYLE James Doyle was the name on everyone’s lips on the second day of Royal Ascot after riding a treble, headed by Al Kazeem (nearside) in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes. Trained by Roger Charlton for owner/breeder John Deer, the five-year-old produced a sublime turn of foot to deny front-runner Mukhadram and Paul Hanagan by a neck. Doyle went on to take the Royal Hunt Cup on Belgian Bill and Rizeena provided win number three in the Queen Mary

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RIGHT ROYAL RESULT The Queen made history at Royal Ascot, becoming the first reigning monarch to own the winner of the Gold Cup, courtesy of Estimate’s narrow victory under Ryan Moore. Her Majesty is clearly thrilled to have landed the prize, as is her Racing Manager, John Warren. With the Queen due to present the trophy to the successful owner, as is traditional, it was instead left to Prince Andrew to hand the Gold Cup to his mother

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From L–R: War Command and Seamie Heffernan take the Coventry Stakes; No Nay Never strikes for US trainer Wesley Ward in the Norfolk Stakes; Sky Lantern produces a dazzling turn of foot under Richard Hughes in the Coronation Stakes; Clive Cox and Adam Kirby celebrate Lethal Force’s Diamond Jubilee Stakes triumph

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PERFECT TIMING Jamie Spencer’s hold-up tactics don’t always work out but the former champion jockey produced York Glory with a perfectly-timed challenge to win the Wokingham Handicap. The Kevin Ryan-trained sprinter, owned by Salman Rashed and Mohamed Khalifa, could now be aimed at Group races



Cheveley Park Stud


Richard Hannon


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Mick Channon


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Tim Easterby


prizes this season we take a look at

Qatar Racing Limited


William Haggas


the leading connections who have

Mrs Tracy Turner


Mark Johnston


Bryan Smart


Bill Turner


With over 30 winners of BOBIS

shared in the £6,000 prizes so far. There have been three dual BOBIS winners to date, with Mick’s Yer Man,

LEADING BREEDERS Bumble Bloodstock & Mr C Liesack


netting £12,000 each so far for their

Mickley Stud and R Kent



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Ventura Mist and Lexington Rose all

Statistics to June 20th

IN THE SPOTLIGHT… We speak to Tim Palin, syndicate

sales race route with her, including the

manager for Middleham Park

Weatherbys Super Sprint, as she can win

Racing, which has now won four

more BOBIS prizes in those. Ventura

BOBIS prizes with Lexington Rose

Mist deserves to take her chance in the

and the Hilary Needler Stakes

Queen Mary and if she comes out of that

winner Ventura Mist.

well she could go for the Listed Empress

Q: Congratulations on the four BOBIS

Ventura Mis t and her ow ners at


Stakes at Newmarket.

wins. Both Lexington Rose and

Q: What is the benefit of BOBIS for

Ventura Mist look really nice fillies.

your syndicate members?

A: The trainers have liked them since

A: The financial recompense! On

day one. Bryan Smart found Lexington

occasions, the BOBIS prize means you

Rose at the sales; she is very like her

can double the prize money earned and

sire Captain Gerrard and we really

that is a great reward for owners. It was

liked her. From the first time he put

a no-brainer for us to get involved in

her upsides in February, Bryan said

BOBIS as it is a gilt-edged opportunity,

Class 2 conditions stakes at Windsor

she was a very good filly. Ventura Mist

and it is definitely a factor in our

in May but he did so with ease. His

[trained by Tim Easterby] is a very nice

planning of which races to target.

next start proved his quality when the

individual but she has always been a bit backward. She has always shown a little bit of quality at home, but she only came in her coat at Beverley. Q: What is the aim with them both?

Q: Will you be looking for more

STAR TURN Thunder Strike may have only beaten two other rivals to land his £6,000 BOBIS prize when winning a

son of Sakhee’s Secret triumphed in the

BOBIS eligible horses at the sales

Listed Woodcote Stakes at Epsom on

this year?

Derby day, winning by three and a half

A: BOBIS will definitely influence our purchasing at the yearling sales. It will

lengths from Riverboat Springs. The colt went on to finish fourth in the Group 2

A: We will look for black type with

certainly add value to our valuation of

Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot in a close

Lexington Rose but we will also take the

the horses we will be bidding on.

finish for the minor placings.

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BREAKING DAWN The sight of Dawn Approach tailing off in the Derby, as eventual winner Ruler Of The World and Ryan Moore make their bid for glory, was the most striking image from this year’s blue riband. Dawn Approach, who is unlikely to run over a mile and a half again, put his dismal Epsom effort behind him with a gallant success over Toronado in the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot. Ruler Of The World gave his Coolmore owners their third straight Derby winner, and their fifth overall, four of which have been trained at Ballydoyle in Ireland by Aidan O’Brien Photo Alan Johnson

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TERRIFIC TALENT Trainer Ralph Beckett enjoyed a superb 1-2 in the Oaks but not in the order most people expected, with 20-1 chance Talent, partnered by Richard Hughes, seeing off her better-fancied stable companion Secret Gesture in decisive fashion. Talent, owned and bred by James Rowsell’s Ashbrittle Stud and Mark Dixon, was continuing a fine family tradition of Oaks appearances, with her first three dams all having contested the fillies’ Classic. For more on this amazing sequence and an exclusive feature at Ashbrittle Stud, see next month’s magazine Photo George Selwyn

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Tony Morris Reflections on a dramatic month as training legend Sir Henry Cecil dies and his main patron, Khalid Abdullah, prepares to downsize – but Frankel will not be up for sale


Unfortunately, I have also to remember more recent occasions, when Henry, hairless, voiceless and ravaged by disease, put himself through the torture of supervising his runners on the course. We may be certain now that it was the peerless Frankel who kept him alive for so long. Off the course, I remember the man who would always stop for a chat when we Newmarket residents chanced to meet in the town. In particular I cherish the memory of our 20-minute conversation in the street shortly before last year’s Lockinge, in the course of which he asked me how I would plan Frankel’s four-year-old campaign. No doubt he was right to ignore my advice and give the Eclipse a miss! Frankel moved on, the greatest horse ever to call Warren Place home returning to his place of birth, and the latest news to have reached me from Banstead Manor told of upwards of 130 mares covered, 86 per cent in foal, with the prospect of up to 30 more expected, requiring service to southern hemisphere time. Things were different when another outstanding colt retired to stud after an unblemished 14-race career; a stallion was not to be over-taxed in his first season then, so in 1939 Nearco was limited to 18 mares at Beech House.

Nasrullah figured among the dozen live foals who resulted. Shortly before the death of Frankel’s trainer we learnt there was to be a significant reduction in Juddmonte’s operation. The announcement came as a surprise to many, though it was anything but surprising to discover that the star first-season stallion would not feature among the projected sales. The horse has already collected something in excess of £11 million in stud fees – dwarfing racecourse earnings of just under £3m – and, all being well, he will remain the chief contributor to the financing of a downsized racing and breeding empire.

Instant success Juddmonte has been Khalid Abdullah’s passion for some 35 years. The fledgling operation hit the Classic jackpot straight away, with the 2,000 Guineas triumph in 1980 of Known Fact, one of the first yearling buys. By 1999 he had won all the Classics at least once, and the descendants of mares who had been shrewdly acquired early on and judiciously


he news that all racing had been dreading came on June 11. Henry Cecil, knight of the realm, outstanding trainer, and exceptional human being, left us after battling a cruel disease with enormous courage over several years. The tributes rightly featured his genius as a kind of Dr Dolittle, who communicated with and understood the needs of every individual horse that came under his care, while also alluding to the essential humanity of a man who went out of his way to help and give pleasure to others. My admiration of him knew no bounds and I can but be grateful for the privilege of having known him for more than two score of his allotted three score and ten years. I was present at Sandown on the occasion of his first great success, with Wolver Hollow in the 1969 Eclipse, and afterwards I witnessed every one of his modern record 25 Classic triumphs. But when I conjure up images of Henry on the racecourse, those that surface most readily are not about celebratory events. I remember that Gold Cup when he beat himself up over having subjected his beloved, unsound Buckskin to an ordeal for which his gallantry was not quite enough. He had won the race with his other contender, Le Moss, but the victory gave him no joy. I remember that Oaks when he dashed to the aid of the stricken Scimitarra, whose off-fore cannon bone had snapped entering the final furlong.

Khalid Abdullah achieved thoroughbred perfection with star colt Frankel



mated were getting quality stock. The business was self-sufficient, so there was rarely recourse to the market to supplement stock; auctions were for disposing of products thought surplus to requirements. Of course, there have always been culls. Large drafts are sent to Tattersalls every year to keep the operation at a manageable level, and buyers have learned to apply keen scrutiny to products of active, successful families who may well have excellent prospects of paying their way either on the racecourse or at stud. What is coming, it seems, is a more substantial reduction in numbers, and it is a logical move for a breeder who is getting on in years, has achieved every objective, and attained, in Frankel, a peak he could never hope to surpass. In Abdullah’s shoes, I would be doing the same. It’s not quite the impossibility of ever producing another Frankel, because Classics may still be won by horses a stone and a half his inferior, but there has to be a sense of anti-climax about whatever comes next. After everything has fallen into place – not least choice of trainer – the realisation that perfection is not going to be attained a second time gives pause. But every lesser breeder in the world – everyone, perhaps, bar the Aga Khan – has their ambitions to upgrade. When the details emerge of Juddmonte’s partial dispersal, there will be global interest in the prospect of acquiring a specimen or two from the most successful bloodstock nursery developed over the last four decades. Such chances occur rarely – and this time it seems unlikely the Aga will seek to repeat his ploy over the Boussac, Dupre and Lagardere operations and buy everything. In fact, it would come as no surprise to learn in due course of a reduction in numbers in the Aga Khan Studs. Will Princess Zahra want to take on such an enormous operation? Dispersal sales of prominent studs have always excited interest – and have often had significant consequences. On the death of King William IV in 1837, among the lots disposed of for the princely sum of 62gns was a filly-foal who acquired the name Pocahontas and is still widely recognised as the most important broodmare ever. Prince Batthyany’s sudden death on 2,000 Guineas day in 1883 meant his bloodstock was auctioned a couple of months later, and among the horses of racing age was the two-year-old colt St Simon. Knocked down to the Duke of Portland for 1,600gns, he retired as an unbeaten champion after nine races, soon establishing himself as an outstanding sire, heading the list nine times between 1890 and 1901. More recently, the Dewar dispersal of 1954 resulted in prices at unprecedented levels, including Festoon at 36,000gns and Refreshed at 30,000gns, and ten years later ten of 19 mares to realise five-figure sums at the December Sales came from drafts from the National Stud, which was withdrawing from breeding to become – temporarily, as it turned out – just a base for stallions. One dispersal that will be readily recalled by many was that of mares and fillies submitted by Jim Joel. That featured a 720,000gns bid for Fairy Footsteps and other massive sums for Magic Slipper (700,000gns) and Lady Moon (600,000gns). The lowest price in the draft was 5,200gns for five-year-old barren mare Regal Beauty, who became rather more valuable later as dam of two-year-old champion High Estate and King George victor King’s Theatre. We can surely expect some fireworks, à la Fairy Footsteps, among the Juddmonte part-dispersal, and no doubt there will unsuspected bargains to compare with Regal Beauty as well.


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Two trainers from very different backgrounds both hit the heights in their profession but while one found his next star, the other did not

It’s all a game of chance



or a time, during his fallow years, Henry Cecil was a man who was here but not really around, a trainer detached on a hill in Warren Place as well as from his great glory years. At Royal Ascot, the opposite was achieved. Cecil had left us but his imprint was everywhere, not least in the winner’s enclosure. Only a curmudgeon would argue that Riposte and the ill-fated Thomas Chippendale could not effectively be considered the 76th and 77th successes of his string’s efforts at the Royal meeting. Thus Cecil posthumously continued the revival he had wished for when I met him at the depths of his career – 94th in the trainers’ championship and with just 50 horses in his care. “I just want to come back a little bit,” he said at the time. “I would hate to retire on a down.” That he did not was perhaps the greatest of Henry Cecil’s achievements. Gifted an aristocratic lifestyle and gilded office from an early age, he could have been expected to crumble with the edifice of his decaying career. He did not. He pulled on his Doc Martens, got out on the mean streets and He scrapped. cleaned up his act and, with great serendipity, was rewarded with a new wave of brilliant horses led by Frankel. Cecil may not have been

academically gifted, but he was not daft enough to believe he was the important part of his sporting partnership. “Good horses make good jockeys and good trainers, not the other way round,” he said. “I can’t come back without the material, good horses. I can’t give them wings.” We were again reminded of this occasionally forgotten truism when a trainer from the very highest level retired recently. It does not seem that long ago that Noel Chance was training

“He does not much fancy answering to the bank manager any more and he’s getting out”

two Cheltenham Gold Cup winners in four years, the master of his trade. Now, he still wakes up at 5.30am but then he rolls over and goes back to sleep. Chance probably dreams of the afternoon in 1997 when Mr Mulligan, who had been purchased with the business lolly of the ice-cream cone manufacturer Michael Worcester, came bounding up the Prestbury Park hill. Certainly he was not an easy horse to forget, less a paradigm of God’s finest animal creation and

rather the sort of crude painting a child might scribble with a crayon. “He was this great orange thing with white spots,” Worcester said. “After Mr Mulligan won the Gold Cup some fellow told me that it must be my finest hour,” Chance added. “I didn’t say so, but I thought to myself ‘certainly not!’ Winning a race ten years ago to survive was my finest hour. Banks don’t look too favourably on the training fraternity. It’s too dodgy for them. They don’t appreciate the phrase ‘fell at the last’. But we’re still here because there is no substitute for experience in a hard school.” Chance does not much fancy answering to the bank manager any more and, 13 years after Looks Like Trouble gave him a second Gold Cup, he’s getting out. It may have all been different if, like Cecil, another superstar had come trotting up the lane in Lambourn. “For the last six or seven years I’ve been looking to get my hands on the next good horse but it hasn’t come along,” he said. “I could see four or five years forward and I could see myself in a spot of bother. I didn’t want to go skint.” So, as usual, Noel Chance will take the summer off. He will get out his rod and search for the only big fish he is interested in any more. He won’t be back with all the other trainers looking for an athletic celebrity to keep him afloat. But he does not depart with any recriminations. “It’s a wonderful life,” he said. “I never had a bob, but I didn’t eat in a bad restaurant or stay in a bad hotel. It’s a surreal existence training racehorses. You’re dealing in vast amounts of money belonging to other people and you tend to lose touch with reality to a certain extent. You tend to lose the value of money, particularly when it’s other people’s. “We would make a living now rather than a lot of money. Bad prize-money is the problem. The fellow working at the Honda factory in Swindon would be earning a lot more money than me if he did the same hours that I do. “But there is such a thing as quality of life, and you could pay ten times as much and you wouldn’t get me on that assembly line.” Noel Chance enters retirement having trained two winners of the Cheltenham Gold Cup



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Tralee could return to action next year


Momentum behind campaign to resurrect racing at venue which ceased in 2008



The Rose of Tralee festival (left) was an integral part of the track’s August meeting and could be set to return


acing could yet return to Tralee racecourse as campaigners this month await the expiration of the developer’s option contract, with the Tralee Chamber Alliance backing a resumption of its former use. Five years ago an option on the course was sold to a local consortium for €47.5 million, with the plan being to build a 15,000-seater stadium for Kerry GAA, extensive housing and a retail site. Kerry County Council refused planning permission for all the non-sporting elements of the consortium’s vision and by the time An Bord Pleanala, the national planning authority, signed off on the GAA stadium, offices and pitches and the town park and neighbourhood centre, it was February 2009 and the economic climate had deteriorated too much for John Casey Project Management Limited to continue. Four years later local chartered surveyor Eddie Barrett has re-started his campaign to reopen the venue for racing and in March, at a Tralee Chamber Alliance meeting, the council voted unanimously for a committee to be set up to explore this possibility, calling on the company to co-operate. What has been standing in their way is the existing option on the property, but that is about to disappear. Barrett said: “We were cognisant of this when that motion was passed by the Tralee Chamber Alliance and are hoping that at the expiration of this option on the land, we believe in July, the directors and shareholders will see the light. “I understand why they took the deal when

they did. It was a lot of money to share around the 40-odd shareholders, who at the time weren’t getting much more than a season-ticket and raceday lunch out of the track. They were generally getting on in years too and just lost enthusiasm. “I get it, but that deal is over now and we have a beautiful racecourse up there that the town would love to get open again.” In March 2011 the North Kerry Harriers gained permission to hold their annual pointto-point at the course and it has been used for grazing sheep and cattle as well as hosting fairs, circuses and hare coursing since staging its last race meeting in October 2008. Barrett has kept tabs on the condition of the property and believes it would take little expenditure to revitalise the enclosures.

He continued: “In fairness, credit has to go to the Chairman Paddy Barry as, even though the inner part has been rented for cattle grazing, the running track itself is in good nick and the general facilities are all right. They need a lick of paint for sure, but nothing major. “We came up with a plan around ten years ago to help the racecourse which had it hosting all sorts of events and sports like the local cricket club and tennis, and we could still make it viable by doing that. “Maybe it will happen that we just have three or four days racing per year to start with and fill the rest with other sports and events for the town. “That would be fine by me; I just want to see racing back there for the community, as it was a place that brought the town together.” Barrett continued: “My father was one of the original 50 shareholders who purchased the land in the 1930s to build the course and since then everyone, except one secretary, has run the track purely voluntarily. “The internationally-recognised Rose Of Tralee festival was founded by townspeople as a way of bringing more people to the August meeting at the racecourse, so to have the Rose without the races is silly. “It’s a waiting game for now, but hopefully the 2014 Rose will be racing, as she did for nearly 50 years, at Tralee.”


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Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) has urged the owners and trainers of Ireland’s leading sprinters to run them in domestic races, in a bid to get their statuses lifted. The Pattern Committee analyses all Group and Listed races based on ratings, therefore the more highly-rated horses there are in a race, the more likely it is to climb the ranks. What’s more, races must consistently attract that high calibre of horse or risk falling back down. Ireland has never had a reputation for producing star sprinters and there has never been a Group 1 over less than 7f not confined to juveniles, but with a thicker spread of quality sprinters across the island this could change if owners, racecourses and trainers work at it. The Curragh’s Greenland Stakes this year attracted its biggest field ever with 17 declarations for the Group 3 [beating a previous best of 14], including Meydan winner Nocturnal Affair, exciting four-year-old Slade Power and South African Grade 2 scorer Antious. These all held Group 1 sprint entries, with some engaged in Newmarket’s July Cup, along with Ireland’s second highest-rated sprinter Sole Power, victorious in the King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot, and stablemate Balmont Mast. HRI’s Director of Racing Jason Morris said: “It is definitely an ambition of mine to see one of our sprints upgraded to Group 2 level and, in time, to Group 1. “The Flying Five at the Curragh in the autumn did once have Group 2 status, but it

In Brief The Godolphin blue has a new owner after the resurrection of 150-year-old identical silks. In 1863 the Cooper family registered plain, royal blue colours for their racehorses and handed them down to every generation until they reached the late Tom Cooper, founder of bloodstock agency BBA Ireland. Even before his death in 1990, the colours had been gathering dust, but his son Patrick and wife Juliet brought them back to the racecourse on Protestant, who won carrying them for the first time at Roscommon in May.



HRI urges star sprinters to stay at home

King’s Stand Stakes winner Sole Power has not raced in Ireland since August 2011

didn’t maintain the quality and fell behind. There was tremendous strength in depth in the Greenlands this year, but on ratings it’s still not up to Group 2 status. “You need four very strong horses and, though the vast majority was rated in the region of 110, it wasn’t enough unfortunately. Had Gordon Lord Byron and Maarek run and been placed then it would have been a different story. “I know the Curragh did a lot to attract overseas runners to that race, but the Irish trainers themselves need to support these races with their Group 1 horses or we won’t get the ratings up and the sprinters will thin out again, as it’s unattractive to have sprinters trained in Ireland with them always needing to travel to Britain or even further to run.” On the other side of the fence are the genuine Listed and Group 3 performers, who face the constant threat of having to run against topdrawer speedsters in their own class. The frustration over this issue was rarely felt as strongly as it was by Galway trainer Muredach Kelly. Last season he took My Girl Anna to Britain four times in search of more

Godolphin did not register their set until 1994, but the Cooper family has given them permission to use them on 2,000 Guineas hero Dawn Approach whenever he runs in Ireland. From July 24 apprentices applying for their first licence will have to undergo tests to determine their safest minimum riding weight. They will also be required to attend consultations with nutritionists, follow a meal plan and exercise regime and will have regular reviews. This move comes after extensive research into the health of riders, led by Turf

suitable competition and her preferred fivefurlong trip. He said: “All these people are constantly saying that the Irish sprinters are not as good as the English sprinters, but the thing is there aren’t enough races for young sprinters here. They have to learn to gallop and they can’t do that on their heads in races dominated by much more experienced, stronger, horses. “You’re always going up against the older horses. It’s hardly fair on a three-year-old coming up against Inxile, who’s run 45 times, as ours did at Tipperary. The older horses know how to jump, when to take a breath or change their legs, but the three-year-old doesn’t. It takes a bit of time for them to get the hang of that.” Morris added: “In order to get trainers to support these races we could put more prizemoney in or change race conditions to make them more attractive for Group 1 horses. “Targetting pre-Royal Ascot and pre-Arc de Triomphe meeting races could be an option. These races are ideally situated for home preparation runs and the Greenlands and Flying Five are obvious choices.”

Club chief medical officer Dr Adrian McGoldrick. Entries for a contest to find an architect to redesign the Curragh’s ageing facilities closes this month. The track launched the search on tender websites asking for “an eminently experienced architect” to produce a concept design. The brief stressed that designs must be innovative, striking, cost effective and respectful of the existing environment. A shortlist of six will be selected after the July 7 closing date. They will receive €10,000 each to submit their sketches with the winner able to develop their vision into blueprints.


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This one fell far from the Appleby



Spanish Derby and French Group 2 winner Domeside started life at the Lodge

the sales ring. Catherine Mills, who has managed Appleby Lodge for her mother Deanne since her father, John, died almost ten years ago, takes up the story: “Dad was a farmer who had a couple of mares and tended to keep their fillies, the best being Melody Park, who won a Listed race for us when trained by Mick Ryan. “When we retired her dam, Georgina Park, he wanted to find a replacement and, with the help of the late Tim Corby, bought Buck’s Fizz unraced from Cheveley Park Stud for 7,000gns. On the recommendation of David Shekells we sent her to Dansili and got Can’t Agree, so


called because we couldn’t agree on a name. She just kept on growing and is now almost 18 hands high, so we kept her. “Then Domeside made just 5,000gns as a yearling and, after what happened to the Proclamation colt, we decided it was just too expensive to carry on. “I was alerted to the fact that Domeside won the Spanish Derby and have been trying to keep tabs on him ever since using the internet, although it has not been easy as I have three small children with me at Silverstone (a few miles from Wellingborough), where I now live. “By chance I happened to search his name on the Racing Post site the morning before he was running in the Vicomtesse Vigier so was able to watch the race on At The Races with a tear in my eye.” Whilst Domeside’s ancestry is unconventional, Mills herself has a fine racing pedigree. Her first job was in the racing administration department of Weatherbys, one of Wellingborough’s largest employers, and she went on to work for the Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association, trainers John Gosden and Clive Brittain, and leading National Hunt owner Lynn Wilson before taking time off to start a family. The future of Appleby Lodge is in some doubt as a planned extension to the nearby Park Farm Industrial Estate may mean that it needs to be built upon. But recent events have

convinced Mills that she would like to continue her father’s involvement in breeding. “I am beginning to think about possible matings,” she admitted. “Not necessarily with Buck’s Fizz, maybe with Can’t Agree, who we retired after she had a recurrence of an earlier breathing problem when she ran in a hunter chase at Fontwell.”


eye I was able to watch Domeside on At The Races in the Vicomtesse Vigier”

Domeside captured the Group 2 Prix Vicomtesse Vigier at Longchamp in late May



“With a tear in my



ppleby Lodge Stud, on the north-west outskirts of Wellingborough in Northamptonshire, is not a place that you would begin your search when looking for the winner of both a European Classic and one of France’s top staying races. Yet that is where Domeside was born. Trained throughout his 35-race career by Mauricio Delcher-Sanchez, who over the past winter has relocated from Spain to Chantilly, this son of Domedriver was running in (and winning) an amateur riders’ claimer as recently as March. But he was then stepped up to Pattern company and, following a Group 3 third, on May 26 landed the £60,000-to-the-winner Group 2 Prix Vicomtesse Vigier at Longchamp. That victory was almost exactly four years after he had won the Spanish Derby and, bizarrely, came precisely six weeks after his year older half-sister, Can’t Agree, won a mares’ maiden point-to-point at Clifton-On-Dunsmore. Their dam, Buck’s Fizz, is now 15 and still lives at Appleby Lodge, yet has been covered just twice since she produced Domeside. In 2007 she was barren to Zamindar and a year later she gave birth to a Proclamation colt who sadly died before he even made it to

John Best: earned more in France than UK


Jumping programme at pitiful level Following on from stories about the precarious state of jump racing in Italy (in January’s edition) and the happy return of hurdling to Spain (April), it is sad to report that jump racing in Germany is on its hands and knees. Its decline has been rapid over the past 20 years. As recently as 1995, Germany staged 181 races over the sticks. That fell to 82 at the turn of the century and now it is down to a pitiful programme of just 24 events during 2013. The final nail in the coffin came when the new management at the country’s foremost course, Baden-Baden, which for many years staged one jumps race per day, did away with jumping altogether. It cited the expense of maintaining the course and its obstacles, together with a lower betting turnover compared to Flat racing. Chief sufferer is Christian von der Recke, who is well known to National Hunt enthusiasts having once been a regular visitor to our shores. He was the first German handler to ever win a British jumps race and went on to snaffle a Grade 2 hurdle at Cheltenham (with Moneytrain in 2003) and a Grade 2 chase at Kempton (with Fiepes Shuffle in 2008). Von der Recke was champion jumps trainer in Germany 12 times, racking up his best total of 48 winners in 1994. But he has now pretty much stopped training jumpers altogether – he had six runners over obstacles during 2012. “When I started training I thought it would



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Fiepes Shuffle wins for Christian von der Recke (inset) at Kempton

be easier to get to the top by concentrating on jumping,” he explained. “You could buy horses, school them for four weeks and they would be ready to go. The prize-money was good and the season lasted from January to December. “I could supplement my income by travelling to England and Italy. My favourite track was Plumpton, where they paid a travel allowance and races had total prize-money of £10,000 when the conversion rate to euros was around one point five. “Now one euro is worth little more than one

pound, the same race is worth just £5,000 and there is no travel allowance. On top of this, Italy is out the window as they haven’t paid any prize-money for the best part of a year. “I have had to completely restructure my yard and concentrate on Flat horses, which is much more time consuming as you have to bring them on from yearlings.” Von der Recke understands the financial constraints courses are under but is adamant that, given the choice, most racegoers would prefer the monotony of an all-Flat card to be broken up by the addition of a hurdle race.

Best returns coming from other side of Channel


Kent trainer John Best is enduring a slow start to his 2013 British campaign, with just two winners up to the beginning of June. But he is achieving rather better results on the other side of the Channel, where his total prize-money haul (with owners’ premiums included) is more than treble his home tally. Helped by the recent addition to his team of John Dunlop’s former assistant, Frenchman David Menuisier, Best has had 13 runners in France since the turn of the year. And, although Le Deluge’s victory at Chantilly on April 10 has been his only Gallic triumph, exactly half of the other raiders have made the trip worthwhile by finishing in the money. Crucial to the viability of the venture is that all but one of the 13 runs has been with horses


eligible for the generous system of French premiums, which boosts all prizes by 70%. Best explained: “My base in Hucking is 40 minutes drive from the Channel Tunnel and then Chantilly is little more than two hours from Calais, with the emptiness of the French motorways meaning that you don’t have to worry about getting caught up in traffic. “I charge £1,250 to take a horse over to a Paris course, or less if there is more than one runner in the box. That means that you generally need to finish only in the first five to turn a profit provided the horse concerned is French-bred. “The other day we took Azabitmour to Le Croise-Laroche and although he finished only fifth of six he won €2,000 (£1,620). The same

day I sent Lupo d’Oro to Newmarket to run in a good quality race in which he was fourth, beaten just a length, and he won £385. “The one drawback about running in France is that nobody goes racing out there – a bad Wednesday night at Kempton in the middle of winter will be busier than many midweek meetings at Longchamp. But, if you get enough owners coming with you, you can make your own atmosphere – and you never have trouble finding a decent restaurant!” With Menuisier’s help, Best is more adept at deciphering the French programme book. And, with three French-bred two-year-olds set to arrive at the yard shortly, they are mulling the prospect of putting together an ownership syndicate specifically aimed at French forays.


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by Steve Andersen

A Triple Crown for Hall of Famers


Palace Malice streaks clear to win the Belmont Stakes


hen Palace Malice reached the stretch of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 4, he was a tired colt. Wearing blinkers for the first time, Palace Malice went too fast in the first half of the race and faded to finish 12th of 19. In his next start five weeks later, without blinkers and showing a more patient style, Palace Malice captured the $1 million Belmont Stakes, the final leg of the American Triple Crown. His win concluded a Triple Crown that did not feature a top horse, but was dominated by trainers and jockeys who are part of American racing’s Hall of Fame. Three horses won Triple Crown races this year – Orb the Derby and Oxbow the Preakness Stakes. No horse has swept those three races since Affirmed in 1978. Consequently, the 2013 Triple Crown ended without a defined leader in the three-year-old division, an issue that should be clarified after races like the $1m Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park on July 28 or the $600,000 Jim Dandy Stakes on July 27 and the $1m Travers Stakes at Saratoga on August 24. Orb followed his comprehensive win in the


Derby with a dull fourth in the Preakness and a respectable third in the Belmont. Oxbow was sixth in the Derby, won the Preakness in a 15-1 upset and was second, beaten three and a quarter lengths by Palace Malice, at Belmont. Orb was bred and races for Dinny Phipps and Stuart Janney, whose families have been in racing for generations. Phipps’s late father, Ogden, won Eclipse Awards as outstanding owner of 1988-89. The colt is trained by Shug McGaughey, 62, a member of racing’s Hall of Fame and the outstanding trainer of 1988. Oxbow is trained by Hall of Famer D Wayne Lukas, who won a record 14th Triple Crown race in the Preakness. Now 77, Lukas no longer has the nationwide operation that made him America’s most famous trainer in the 1980s and early 1990s. He has shown in the last year that his barn can play a pivotal role in top races. A four-time winner of the Eclipse Award as outstanding trainer, Lukas won a record 19th Breeders’ Cup race last November with Hightail. Oxbow races for Brad Kelley, who acquired Kentucky’s historic Calumet Farm in 2012 for $35.9m. Kelley, who lives in Tennessee, declines

most interview requests and did not attend the Preakness. His daughter, Erin, accepted the trophy on his behalf, standing alongside winning jockey Gary Stevens, who ended a seven-year retirement in January. A member of the Hall of Fame, Stevens, 50, worked on NBC’s television coverage of the Triple Crown last year. Lukas has been surpassed in Eclipse Award titles by his former assistant, Todd Pletcher, who trains Palace Malice for Dogwood Stables of Aiken, South Carolina. Pletcher, who turns 47 on June 24, has won five Eclipse Awards. In the Derby, Palace Malice was ridden by Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith, who retained the mount in the Belmont. For Smith, 47, Palace Malice was his second Belmont win in four years, preceded by Drosselmeyer in 2010. Dogwood is a limited partnership operated by 85-year-old Cot Campbell, who was given an Eclipse Award of Merit for outstanding service to racing in 2011. Dogwood raced Summer Squall, winner of the 1990 Preakness. Palace Malice gave Dogwood its first win in the Belmont, and is a colt capable of staking a claim to a championship in coming months. THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER

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by Danny Power

Potter story just magic for Horton After the wind changed on that terrible February day of bush fires in 2009 that Australians now call ‘Black Saturday’, the raging ball of fire turned on Jo Horton’s property at Whittlesea, at the head of the Plenty Valley, 40km north-east of Melbourne, in the shadows of the aptly named Mount Disappointment. She knew she had only minutes to get some of her horses out of harm’s way. One of those was Potter, an eight-yearold thoroughbred stallion who was new to the farm. Horton remembers the bedlam, the searing heat, the wind, the dark, the burning cinders and the terrible, frightening sound of horses screaming. “I didn’t know him that well,” she said. “He’d been with me only a short time and stallions can be difficult, but I knew we had only one chance to get him into the float [horsebox]. I said to him, ‘This is your one chance – walk on,’ and he walked straight on to the float.” After delivering Potter to safety, Horton and her son Quentin returned to fight the fire, but despite their courageous efforts they lost some of their prized Arabian mares in that dreadful inferno. It has been tough since, re-fencing the farm and erasing the nightmare of the experience. Out of the misery came some joy in April, when Horton took the short trip from Whittlesea to the Kilmore races to watch Potter’s first foal, born in 2008, compete in a maiden. Not only did Tennessee Lad win by three and a half lengths but the gelding, who showed brilliant speed, looks set to race through the classes. For Horton to witness Potter’s boy – his only foal from the 2007 breeding season – after all she has been through with the stallion was an uplifting experience. Potter, a son of Torrential out of a Bletchingly mare, has had a varied life and he could easily have finished on the equine scrap heap after completing his THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER

“I said to him, ‘This is your one chance – walk on’, and he walked straight on to the float”

racing career with a fifth placing and a mouthful of bush dust at Port Lincoln, across the gulf from Adelaide, in January 2007. Born at Vinery Stud in Scone, he was sold as a yearling to Lloyd Williams in 2002 for $45,000. After one unplaced run for Williams, Potter was moved on. He won four races for trainer Gerald Ryan in New South Wales and

Queensland before Morphettville trainer Stuart Gower gave him a try in 2006 for no wins. But Darryl Carrison got Potter to win three races at the tuna fishing village of Port Lincoln from a handful of starts. Potter was given to a Port Lincoln girl as a showhorse after a career that witnessed 34 starts, seven wins and A$97,460 in prize-money. In the meantime, Horton, a keen student of pedigrees, was scanning the stud book for a stallion with the right mix of blood – featuring American stallions Fappiano and Dr Fager – for her small farm. Through a process of hard study and a bit of luck she came across Potter; his sire Torrential (Gulch-Killaloe (Dr Fager)), a Group 1 winner for Sheikh Mohammmed trained by John Gosden, was a half-brother to Fappiano, a champion racehorse and outstanding sire, whose son Defensive Play had considerable success at stud in New Zealand. Horton, like a dog after a bone, rang every trainer who had handled Potter until she finally got the phone number of the girl at Port Lincoln, who told her that the stallion was no longer a stallion. “She said she had him gelded so he could be a showhorse, so that was that,” said Horton. “A few weeks later, I got a phone call saying that because it was a windy day, the gelding procedure was put off. I don’t know what the wind had to do with it, but now the horse is with me.” Potter, the stallion saved from the knife by a Port Lincoln vet’s aversion to working on a windy day, is another wonderful story that makes thoroughbred racing in Australia about much more than simply quests to win a Melbourne Cup.

Jo Horton and Potter, a tale that rivals any Melbourne Cup yarn


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David Elsworth, 73, says he still gets a kick out of training



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Staying the DISTANCE It’s no wonder that with horses like Desert Orchid, Persian Punch and In The Groove, trainer David Elsworth has had a ball during his 58 years in the sport – and he’s not finished yet Words Alan Lee Photos George Selwyn


he corridors creak with racing history at Egerton House. Pictures, some on the walls, others randomly scattered awaiting a home, plot the passage of time by landmark horses and winners. Outside, the symmetrical King’s Yard, built by an earl in the mid-19th century and first leased to the royal trainer Richard Marsh, is an atmospheric preservation of how training stables used to be built, perhaps how they always should be. For many of us, brought up on the accent and exploits of David Elsworth in his native west country, his relocation to Newmarket, seven years ago, grated

incongruously. Yet to see him here now, that round-shouldered gait plodding around his 30 horses, that ungovernable mind sending his conversation darting from one thought to the next, is to see a man content in his domain, a riveting character in a suitably stirring location. It may not have proceeded entirely to plan in Newmarket but that could be said for much of the 58 years that Elsworth has worked in racing. His career has never been dull, any more than the man himself. He never was one to conform slavishly to convention and expectation, yet the highs have touched the heavens and the lows

have never got him down for long. Only recently, he has passed the latest such examination. “I nearly packed up last year,” he admits. “We had the cough and, for the first time I can remember, we couldn’t get rid of it. It was terrible. So I did think of stopping completely, then I thought of going back west, or even to Yorkshire. But moving is such a big upheaval and I didn’t fancy that. Things had been tough financially but we’re through all that, I’ve re-negotiated my lease and I’m quite relaxed now.” It would have been no disgrace to retire. Elsworth will be 74 this year and, even in


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D AV I D E L S W O RT H >> this age of austerity, most of us do not plan to

be working at that age. “But I’d miss it, that’s the problem,” he explains. “I’ve been very lucky, looking back, and I still enjoy it. If I packed up, I’d never be able to get back.” Elsworth was not an eager interviewee. Despite planning my approach with stealth and cunning (the morning after he had taken four horses to Musselburgh and come home with a treble), it was rebuffed. “Nobody wants to read about a cynical old bugger like me...” came the response. Ten days later, when we sit down in his office overlooking the yard, he is still mumbling his misgivings. Yet if the name of Elsworth has faded among modern racegoers, the legend is alive and well. Few trainers, even dating back to the time this splendid yard was created on the very border of the July Course, have conquered both codes as he has done. A Cheltenham Gold Cup, a Grand National, four King George VI Chases and very much more over jumps, Classic and Group 1 success on the Flat. In Desert Orchid and Persian Punch, he trained two of the most popular horses of his lifetime. Both had fan clubs. There have been times when Elsworth has been close to commanding one himself, much as the notion might bring out the curmudgeon in him again. His training has excelled through his instinct and courage. His personality has impressed for its easy charm, occasionally transformed by a fizzing, quickly forgotten temper. He is a genuine character, always worth listening to. His story is all the more beguiling for its genesis. It is, of course, a fallacy that the elite


of British racing trainers all owe their position to breeding and inheritance but very few started out with quite the challenges and disadvantages confronting Elsworth. He was brought up by his grandparents in a council house in Wiltshire. The house stood only four miles from Whitsbury, where he was later to enjoy his most indelible moments in racing, yet the very idea of such a life was impossibly alien. “I was illegitimate,” he states. “It was a disgrace in those days, so it was hushed up.

“I’ve been very lucky, looking back, and I still enjoy it. If I packed up, I’d never be able to get back”

My mother, now 90, was only 17 when she had me and she went out working to pay for me. It’s been written that my father went away and got killed in the war but I wouldn’t know about that – he never showed, anyway. “My grandparents had nine children, widely spread in age. The eldest was 26 when I was born but I could have been the last of the batch and I think they let people think that, to make it less embarrassing.” There were no horses to ride in his

boyhood, no racecourses to visit. He scarcely knew of the sport, though he had come across a string of horses when he was out conducting his first entrepreneurial sideline – rabbiting. “I earned 15 shillings a week from a paper round but rabbit was a standard dish in those days and I knew I could get decent money for them,” he recalls. “I had a lurcher, a ferret and an air rifle and I took them all on my bike to Herridge, where the hills were alive with rabbits. I used to skin them and sell them for half-a-crown.” The point was that Herridge, now a second yard for Richard Hannon, was the training base for Alec Kilpatrick. Elsworth grew interested in the sight of the horses at exercise, and the fascination grew thanks to the girl who sat next to him at school. “Her name was Pat Macklin and her father Frank, an Irishman, worked for Alec Kilpatrick,” he says. “He actually looked after Galloway Braes, who’d won the King George [VI Chase] the previous season. I learned this because Pat wrote an essay about his job. “I needed somewhere to work, so I rode my bike over and knocked on the back door – I knew enough to go to the tradesmen’s entrance. Old Alec was a six-foot Scotsman in a long brown coat. He looked me up and down and asked what I knew about horses. I said I knew nothing but he gave me a month’s trial. I came back with my suitcase on the handlebars of my bike.” He started the next Monday – January 3, 1955. The date is imprinted on his sometimes forgetful mind, even now. He was to stay at Herridge for five years, though, at first this did not look likely. “They put me in the hostel and God it was cold that winter,” he

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D AV I D E L S W O RT H recalls. “For the first couple of months, I stayed only because I didn’t have the guts to tell the guv’nor I wanted to go home. Then spring came, I started riding out and that made all the difference.” Elsworth had to learn fast. “I knew so little that I thought the fellas who rode the horses were trainers,” he chuckles. “So when the guv’nor asked me what I wanted to do, I naturally told him I wanted to be a trainer.” Instead he became a passable jockey, starting with a winner at Cheltenham barely three years later. Yet, unwittingly, he had been accurate in his stated ambition. It was the training that had hooked him and he picked up experience from a succession of employers, notably Toby Balding – “the best man ever to work for”. It was a Dick Whittington way of life. “I was restless, I got bored easily,” he says. “If I’d been somewhere three or four months and there wasn’t much happening, I moved on again. You could live out of a suitcase when you were single and fancy-free but I got married at 30 and had to take things more seriously.” His desire to train was strong but he had no land, no backer and not enough money. What he did have was initiative. He looked after a couple of horses for a bookmaker friend, John Duffy, and they ran out of the Elsworth with former stable jockey Colin Brown at Lucknum Park in 1979 while hugely popular Persian Punch (left) edges out Jardines Lookout in the 2003 Goodwood Cup

‘We turned down £100,000 for Dessie’

Desert Orchid was the biggest name in jump racing in the 1980s

>> Long before he became the nation’s darling, Desert Orchid could have left his Whitsbury home for Lambourn. David Elsworth cheerfully told the story of how Fred Winter tried to buy him while he was still a novice hurdler... “Fred had a horse called Ihaventalight and he thought him very good. He took on Dessie at Kempton one Boxing Day. Richard Linley rode our horse and won by 15 lengths. Fred was furious with John Francome for giving us such rope but John said he couldn’t

lay up. Anyway, they met again two weeks later at Sandown and, for all Francome’s efforts, it was the same outcome. “I was standing in the gents when I sensed someone’s eyes on me. I looked over to the next urinal and saw those tan suede shoes Fred always wore – very dapper, he was. He looked at me and just said, ‘Yours is a good horse, isn’t he?’ A week or two later, the phone rang in my office. It was Fred and he just said two words, ‘How much?’ I knew exactly what he meant. He said he’s got 100 grand for him, which was a lot in those days, but of course the Burridges didn’t want to sell. “We were on the inside looking out, so the fuss over Dessie crept up on us gradually. But we enjoyed it, of course we did. From being a specialist two-miler on fast ground, he became a horse that could win in the mud over three and a half. But the big breakthrough was winning that first King George. He was 16-1 that day and, suddenly, people realised what we’d always known, that this was a proper horse.” Elsworth adds: “I would have run him in the Grand National but the owners weren’t keen. His only danger there would have been his flamboyance, but he was like a cat and we had such confidence in him. “He was always best going right-handed and if they’d run the Gold Cup at Kempton he’d have won at least three.”


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yard of Colonel Ricky Vallance. When they pulled off a coup at Newton Abbot, with two winners both well backed, it lifted his finances but also, perhaps, made him a marked man. Well Briefed then bolted up at Exeter and he was referred to the Jockey Club over his improvement in form. “They basically said we’d stopped it the previous time, which we hadn’t,” he insists. “We weren’t guilty of anything but I’d been trying to get a licence for a year and now, they told me, I couldn’t. I was a bit chippy about it, because I was innocent.” This was not to be the last time Elsworth felt the punitive force of authority – in 1987 he was heavily fined over the administration of a steroid to Cavvies Clown, a subject he is reluctant to revisit. This first disciplinary setback, though, might have aborted his training career before it had officially begun. “They separated me from my horses, cut off my income,” he recalls. “I had a wife and two kids and it made things pretty hard. It was then that I played around as a market trader.” In his subsequent training pomp, that label was to stick with him, a convenient image to portray his improbable background. He was not a regular on Salisbury market for long, though, before setting up a livery yard – “they would call it pre-training now” – and resuming his badgering of the licensing committee. “I even put in a caravan as a dwelling, which you needed to get accepted, but it made no difference until Piers Bengough, a young captain in those days, had a word in the right ears. ‘But mind you don’t let me down,’ he told me.” Bengough, later a colonel and the Queen’s representative at Ascot, could never have

thought he was let down. Elsworth began as if all his pent-up frustrations had been exploded. “I bought three horses and they all won,” he says. “We must have had eight winners from our first ten runners. We pretty soon had 25 horses and then the Whitsbury days began.” What days! Elsworth had always handled Flat and jumps horses but it was the jumpers – Rhyme ‘N’ Reason, Barnbrook Again and, of course, Dessie – who made him famous. “I

“I haven’t won a

Group 1 for some years but I accept I am not Premiership any more” was very ambitious, I wanted to win everything,” he admits. “It never seemed like work to me but, when I look back, I did work very hard.” Then, two decades ago, he shocked his devotees by virtually withdrawing from jump racing. He had been champion trainer a few years earlier and would have won more titles but for Martin Pipe. Yet he had fallen out of love with the sport. “I had one particular horse killed at Lingfield,” he recalls. “When I walked down the track to see him, I think that made up my mind. In jumping, you’ve got short days, cold weather, bad ground and so many injuries… and, besides, I’d done it,

hadn’t I? I was in my mid-50s and suddenly thought, wouldn’t it be nice to train horses on long summer days?” That’s what he did and, if the glories of In The Groove, who won an Irish Guineas and a Champion Stakes, were never quite emulated, Elsworth is entering the autumn of his career commanding respect, admiration and affection through the sport. He still loves a tilt at the betting ring but believes this side of the sport is overplayed. “I get a bad taste in my mouth about the way racing is promoted through betting now,” he remarks. “Of course, it’s significant – and we certainly don’t get enough from the levy – but I’m always fascinated by the puzzles and storylines of racing. I’m curious about it and I don’t need to have a bet. I’m definitely a romantic about racing, always have been.” He is not part of the Newmarket training set, nor seeks to be. At Egerton House, he can be a man apart, which suits him fine. “I’d love to have won a Derby and a Champion Hurdle, an Ascot Gold Cup and a Melbourne Cup, but I’ve been very lucky,” he admits. “I haven’t won a Group 1 for some years, and that annoys me, but I accept I am not Premiership any more. Once upon a time that would have rankled, but it doesn’t now. “I look at some poor buggers and wonder how on earth they keep going. I’m happy to have success at a reasonable level. I’d never want to be scrubbing around just trying to win a few all-weather races.” With that, we are off round the yard, and he pauses at the head of Highland Castle, saying: “One for the Ebor, I hope, maybe even the Melbourne Cup.” Always the dreamer, may he go on forever.

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Hungry for the CHALLENGE The new Chairman of the British Horseracing Authority says he “bit their hand off” when asked about the possibility of taking over in High Holborn – but who is Steve Harman?


ord Hartington, Lord Wakeham, Sir Thomas Pilkington, Peter Savill, Martin Broughton, Paul Roy, Steve Harman. Steve who? Good question, and one that reverberated around the racing industry like a muffled gong towards the end of March, when Steve Harman was appointed to extend the distinguished and previously familiar roll call of Chairmen of the British Horseracing Board and its successor, the British Horseracing Authority. Of course, several people did know him. After all, Harman was a rising star in the international oil and gas industry since joining the Shell group at the age of 24 in 1980, leading to his current vice-presidency; he is a trustee of Help For Heroes, one of today’s highest profile charities with strong links to horseracing; and he has been involved with ownership partnerships and syndicates for nearly 20 years. Yet as far as public recognition was concerned, his profile could not have been much lower. Harman’s name has appeared only once as a registered owner – and that was not by design. “One of the partnership in Creepy, the jumper we have with Martin Keighley – and I’ll not say which one – was too lazy to think up a collective name for us and just put down our individual names,” he confides. More relevantly in an administrative context, though, there was no public evidence of his having had any involvement in the all-important sphere of racing politics. That situation began to change late last year, when the process got underway to find a successor to Paul Roy, whose term of office was due to end in April. For all Harman’s anonymity, his nomination did have a couple of advantages by association.


He has been a member of Thurloe Thoroughbreds’ syndicates for about five years, and its Managing Director James Stafford’s brother-in-law is Oliver Pawle, whose headhunting company had been employed by the BHA for the recruitment, and Harman had subsequently joined Highclere Thoroughbred Racing, whose driving force Harry Herbert acted as a referee. Nevertheless, if the full identity of the final shortlist of four candidates had ever been made

“I don’t like blowing

my own trumpet but I believe I have got a level of humility and am a good listener” public, Harman would likely have been priced up at 66-1, behind the more recognisable figures of BHA Director and former National Stud Chairman Nicholas Jones, owner and former Deloitte Chief Executive John Connolly and Normandie Stud’s Nicholas Cooper. Even when the choice came down to two, Harman was probably odds against to Connolly’s odds-on. In the event, when the BHA board was asked to make its decision, there was no doubt. The man with “a disarming smile on the face of a tiger,” in the words of one of his associates, was a clear winner. Paul Roy’s verdict is most revealing. “Steve came across as somebody who really wanted the job,” he says. “He’d done his homework and

mastered the brief. He made it very clear that he put himself forward because he wants the best for the sport. “He’s obviously passionate about racing. He’s a great listener, with no ego. I think he’ll do a fantastic job.” Harman’s passion for racing, on which several industry figures have commented privately since he began a ‘soft’ introduction to the sport’s many facets, which formally started on July 1, is a common theme among others who were closely associated with the appointment process. Racecourse Association Chairman Ian Barlow, a fellow Thurloe Thoroughbreds member, who made up the nominations committee with Racehorse Owners Association President Rachel Hood, describes Harman as “a passionate, Joe Public racegoer, a listener, with a good, calm personal style.” Barlow adds: “He has extensive business experience across the globe in a variety of roles, including as Chief Executive of Pennzoil in the US, which is a substantial company in its own right, and has good experience of dealing with governments.” Hood herself reflects: “We were looking for a person who would be an effective Chairman and would add value to the role, and neither Ian nor I was likely to contemplate someone without passion for the sport, which came through when we interviewed Steve. “He’s been an owner for a long time; he owns horses under both codes, which was a plus, and his experience of international aspects was also important. I think he can be an ambassador for British racing and believe he is the right man for the job.” BHA Chief Executive Paul Bittar, who will work closely with Harman as racing seeks solutions to the ongoing challenges of THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER



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Steve Harman is excited about succeeding Paul Roy as BHA Chairman

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industry, unearthing a replacement for the levy system and cementing the BHA’s position alongside the horsemen and racecourses, has quickly forged a relationship with his next Chairman. “First impressions of Steve are that he’s a very good listener and asks lots of questions!” Bittar says. “He clearly has a deep-rooted interest in the sport but joins the BHA without any political baggage, which, personally, I know can be very helpful. “His Shell CV is impressive and provides many years of experience of working in and overseeing business operations on a large scale. Due to the joint ventures and tightly regulated markets he’s worked in overseas, he understands the need for partnerships with stakeholders and with government. “He appears comfortable with and capable of seeing the big picture and developing longterm strategic aims.” Bittar adds: “I’ve had a very good relationship with Paul Roy and the change-over to Steve as Chairman will bring new challenges, but I’m really looking forward to working with him.” The feeling is mutual, for Harman explains: “When I first met Paul Bittar, I thought, ‘He’s somebody I want to work with.’” As for the man himself, a picture of Harman beyond his undoubted passion for racing is gradually beginning to emerge, and will become clearer over the coming months. “I’ve worked in the US, China, Hong Kong and Japan, places where reputation and integrity are absolutely essential,” he says. “These are important assets in racing, as the events of the last few weeks have proved. “British racing


>> establishing commercial deals with the betting

Paul Bittar had a good working relationship with Paul Roy (right) and says his new Chairman understands the need for partnerships with racing’s stakeholders

has so many rich qualities, and the last thing it needs are egotistical leaders. I don’t like blowing my own trumpet, but I believe I have got a level of humility and am a good listener. “I have experience of dealing with stakeholders, such as the US and UK governments, and building coalitions with a range of industries and pressure groups, and this is an area in which I think I can help in racing. I can already see a lot of opportunities.” Harman adds: “British racing is one of the sexiest sports in the world. The whole experience is unprecedented. “A lot of people talk about other countries and their Tote monopoly systems. That may be true, but look at British racing’s assets. Where in the world do you get the breadth of involvement that we have? “I took a party of high net-worth

businessmen from America to Towcester the other year, and they couldn’t get over what a good experience they had. They still talk about it today. “I’m not saying owners should suffer for ever over prize-money, and people can make various points about the bookmakers in this country, but I believe it is better to talk about increasing the size of the cake than arguing about how it is divided. “There is an opportunity to increase the revenue in British racing and I’ve got a background in that sort of area.” Married with three children, Harman, who turned 57 last month, was born and brought up in Durham, among a family steeped in coal mining and teaching. “There were several miners in the family, including my uncle and stepfather, who was a

Baltic Knight scores at York in June for Thurloe Thoroughbreds



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STEVE HARMAN Bevin boy,” he says. “My father was a teacher and my mother taught painting to miners. “Teaching was important and we came from a tradition in coal mining that encouraged people to go into further education. I was brought up on top of the university and there was never any question I’d go anywhere else after I left school.” Harman was the fifth generation of his family to attend Durham University – his son is the sixth – but none seems to have developed as much interest in horseracing as a result, although he admits there may have been an ulterior motive in his joining the Durham University Racing & Gambling Society within weeks of enrolling. “DRAG was full of very good-looking women, so it was like bees to the honey pot,” he explains. “I met some great people. It was a thriving society and we had a marvellous time going racing. Sedgefield was the first meeting I attended and that’s where I got the jumping bug. “The racing interested me most and I wasn’t hugely into gambling, though I do remember one of the first winners I backed was Angel Clare, trained by Tony Dickinson, who won first time out in a novices’ hurdle at Sedgefield at 16-1. “I didn’t start to own horses until I was in my thirties but I reckon that more than half of my friends from university got involved in racing; people such as Martin St Quinton [Harman was best man at his wedding]. “Those friendships have stood the test of time and even now some of the partnerships I’m involved with include people whom I’ve known since then. “I’ve recently been checking out how early people are introduced to horseracing, and universities are still providing a very

useful way into the sport.” Harman’s racehorse ownership ventures began in 1995, when he returned to England after a spell working for Shell in Hong Kong. “I had some spare money for the first time in my life,” he recalls, “and Simon Dow was the first trainer to reply to my inquiries. Since he was about 20 minutes away from where I live, I took up the offer to join a partnership in a three-year-old filly called Shining Dancer, who was originally trained by Sir Michael Stoute. “She won for the first time in June as a fouryear-old at 20-1 at Windsor. In fact, she dead-heated in a race sponsored by Indesit, and we won a microwave. I don’t remember what we did with the prize but I do know we stayed

“British racing is one of the sexiest sports in the world. The whole experience is unprecedented”

on the course for a long time after the last race. “Altogether she ran 18 times for the partnership, and as well as at Windsor she won handicaps at Kempton and Sandown, and was placed six times up to two miles, including a third in the Queen’s Prize.” He continues: “The amazing thing was that I’d come across Shining Dancer before I got involved in owning her. “I was racing with the family at Catterick when a horse bolted on the way to the start and then did virtually the same in the race, going

very wide on the final bend and nearly managing to destroy our picnic. She was crazy – but it was Shining Dancer, who as things turned out was running her last race for Sir Michael. “When Simon offered her to me, I realised there must be a message there somewhere. What a small world, and a total coincidence, but I do think things happen for a reason.” Harman’s ownership interests have blossomed more recently [see panel], although not as far as sole ownership or racing clubs. “I’ve nothing against those types of ownership,” he explains, “but I’d rather be part of small partnerships, three to six people preferably, although more recently I have gone into syndicates through Thurloe Thoroughbreds, Highclere Thoroughbred Racing and Owners For Owners. “I’ve got enough for now! If you add up all my shares it would probably come to between three and four full horses, which is just about affordable.” Turning back to Harman’s new role, he is far too savvy to start expressing his thoughts on possible policies and strategy. Which leaves one question unanswered: why did he want the job in the first place? “I’ve done a number of things in my career, in and out of Shell, including my bit for Help For Heroes, where I’m sure British racing can take its excellent support to another level,” he says. “To get into racing in a formal capacity is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. So when I was asked last November if I was interested, I bit their hand off. In fact, I got more enthusiastic about it as the interview process went on. “The question really should be, ‘Why wouldn’t you go for the job?’”

STEVE HARMAN’S HORSES IN TRAINING FLAT Thurloe Thoroughbreds Baltic Knight (3c Baltic King-Night Of Joy, 8 runs/4 wins) Codebreaker (3g Sakhee’s Secret-Folly Lodge, 4 runs/0 wins) Carlarajah (3g Sleeping Indican-Carla, 3 runs/0 wins) Exceptionelle (3f Exceed And Excel-Turning Leaf, 4 runs/1 win) Highclere Thoroughbred Racing – Lake Coniston Exchequer (2c Exceed And Excel-Tara’s Force, unraced) Scrutiny (2c Aqlaam-Aunty Mary, unraced)

Thurloe 52 Princely Player (6g King’s Theatre-Temptation, 9 runs/2 wins) Vendor (5g Kendor-Village Rainbow, 8 runs/2 wins) Partnerships with friends Creepy (5g Westerner-Prowler, 6 runs/1 win) Typhon DeGuye (6g Dom Alco-Mascotte De Guye, 12 runs/1 win) Unnamed (3f Dom Alco-Mascotte De Guye, unraced)


Owners For Owners Lady Charisma (4f Presenting-Lady Cad, 2 runs/0 wins) Primo Capitano (5g Milan-Miss Mayberry, point-to-point winner in Ireland, unraced under rules) Quick Decisson (5g Azamour-Fleet River, 3 runs/2 wins)

Thurloe 51 Tante Sissi (6m Lesotho-Kadjara, 12 runs/3 wins) Tony Star (6g Lone Bid-Effet De Star, 17 runs/2 wins)

Details relate to performances in Britain, correct up to and including June 24, 2013

Highclere Thoroughbred Racing – Norfolk Westminster (2c Exceed And Excel-Pivka, unraced)



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Mr T of the A-TEAM Tony Hamilton is relishing his promotion to number one jockey at Richard Fahey’s stable and has high hopes of bagging a first Group 1 By Tim Richards • Photos George Selwyn


ou turn 30 this month, having spent the last decade and more attached to the Richard Fahey stable. Why have you stayed for so long and have you ever thought about moving on? I have been there so long because it’s such a great team and set-up at Musley Bank. I wouldn’t want to work anywhere else. You are dealing with good, honest people in Richard and Robin O’Ryan (his assistant) and I hope I stay with them for plenty more years to come. The quality of the horses in the yard is getting better all the time. And no, I have never considered another job.

Tony Hamilton has been part of the furniture at Richard Fahey’s successful stable for more than a decade now


How did you feel when you heard that Paul Hanagan was going to ride for Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum? I was happy for Paul, who is a good friend of mine. He certainly deserved a job like that. We had quite a chat about it when he was offered the position and I was delighted for him. When he first mentioned it I told him he must give it serious thought but that I was really the wrong person to be speaking to. Obviously, he had to discuss it with Richard and other people. Winning the Lincoln on Brae Hill and the Chester Vase on Mickdaam really tee-ed up 2012 for me and gave me the start I needed when taking over from Paul. And it turned out well, with 56 winners and a lot of nice two-yearolds.

York is one of your favourite tracks and Glen’s Diamond provided your biggest win in the Yorkshire Cup at the Dante meeting. How much satisfaction did that victory give you? It was great but I didn’t think he’d win, because I didn’t think he’d go on the ground. Don’t get me wrong, he is a horse with a lot of ability and raw talent. I was pleased to win on Parbold [second in the Coventry Stakes next time out] as well for Richard at the meeting because it helped to give him the right start to the York season. As I passed the post on Glen’s Diamond I wasn’t sure if we’d won because it was a real head-bobbing finish, but my hopes were raised when I realised the TV camera was on me. When the result was announced I was asked to parade Glen’s Diamond in front of the stands. It was something I have never done before; he was given a great reception by the York crowd. Garswood gave you a first ride in a Classic but failed to run his race in the 2,000 Guineas. How do you deal with such disappointments? On the day I was very disappointed but that’s racing and you never know what’s going to happen. Everything went wrong; he slipped coming out of the stalls, I found myself further back than I wanted and the ground was too quick for him. So I put a line through the race as far as he is concerned. I have galloped him since and he is exactly as he was before the Guineas; I definitely haven’t lost faith in him. [Garswood subsequently ran fourth in the Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot]. Can you recall your first association with horses? I was about five when my mother took me to a little place locally to have a sit on a pony and I loved it. From those early days I knew I wanted THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER

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to be a jockey, even though I didn’t know anything about the job. I even went to fancy dress parties dressed as a jockey. When I was 12 I was showjumping and doing hunter trials and was hooked. Then I went to Sedgefield one day and that was it. Afterwards I started to go to Chris Grant’s stables for work experience and rode out there at weekends and in the holidays. Chris used to take me racing most Saturdays. You have said that you learnt a lot when you started riding out for Chris Grant. In what way? I wish I could go back and just watch Chris ride because he is the best horseman I have ever had anything to do with. Even now I would get so much out of seeing him go round on horses that would normally run away with other jockeys. He taught me not to be soft; he had me schooling over hurdles and on occasions I would get run away with on Hartlepool beach! Chris was always trying to toughen me up and I’m glad he did because it’s a tough game. Richard Fahey, Kevin Ryan and David O’Meara never reached the top as jockeys. Is their training success related to the fact that they became familiar with the quirks of the less talented horses? I don’t know how Kevin or David train their horses, so I can’t offer an opinion on them. But we have a great set-up and a great team behind us. We are not on the backs of the horses for very long; they have a canter and gallop and that’s it. This routine suits most horses and keeps them fresh, and that’s one of the reasons the stable does well. You spent three months with Michael Dickinson in America as a young lad. ‘The Mad Professor’, as he is affectionately known, must have given you some worthwhile tips… He told me: ‘Never say a horse is useless until it’s been dead ten years!’ Bearing that in mind, I think I might be too honest as it came back to bite me one day. I was riding a bumper horse for Richard and he asked me what I thought. I told him it was no good, only for it to come out and win at 20-1! How deeply involved are you at Musley Bank, apart from riding out? Although I ride out every day, I feel I’m not just a jockey there but part of the team. I know the horses inside out. At the beginning of the season, when Richard and Robin are at the sales, I’ll go in early and do the work lists and I think I could tell you anything about any horse in the yard. I just feel I am part of the yard. THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER

Do you have to give up a lot in order to ride at 8st 7lb? I am not a big eater, so it’s not too bad. I have to sweat a bit but there are other lads in the weighing-room a lot worse off than me with their weight. Before my fall [in 2010], I watched what I ate much more than I do now. There were times when I would almost live on prawns and my diet seemed to be the be-all and endall. Now I am inclined to enjoy myself a bit more. My fall made me realise that anything can happen in a race and you’ve got to live life a bit. And, believe it or not, my weight is still roughly what it was. You fractured your pelvis in that fall at Ayr in 2010 and were sidelined for six months. Did you ever feel like quitting? People think jockeys are mad, and maybe some of us are. But I never thought about packing in, more about getting back in the saddle, even though the pain was horrendous. Two days after getting out of hospital, Robin O’Ryan came to collect me and I was out on the gallops on my crutches watching the two-year-olds. I was 8st 11lb at Ayr and a week later in hospital I was 8st. Apparently I lost so much blood from a lot of internal bleeding that I nearly died. I thought about quite a few things lying in hospital,

“I lost so much blood that I nearly died from the accident – but I never thought about packing it in”

mainly how to get out [of hospital], but never about packing in the job. Which other jockey do you most admire and have you modelled yourself on anyone in particular? I admire George Baker and Adam Kirby, who are both so big for jockeys. They must put themselves through a hell of a lot of wasting to do the weight. And, of course, Chris Grant, who had such a big influence on me. He used to live on boiled sweets, smoke a lot and walk the dogs all night to keep his weight down. The day he finished riding he stopped smoking. I wouldn’t say I modelled myself on Kieren Fallon but I used to watch him a lot. Kieren never really picks up his stick and goes for a horse until late on and you nearly always see his mount finishing well. I try to do the same.

CLOSE UP AND... PERSONAL My nickname in the weighing room… ‘T’ Favourite tipple… Red Bull after sweating I relax by… chilling out with the family My weakness is… chocolate Favourite holiday destination… Benidorm

CLOSE UP AND... PROFESSIONAL Racing hero… AP McCoy I am driven by… wanting to ride winners Trickiest track to ride… none are tricky if you’ve got the right horse I would most like to win… Ayr Gold Cup Horse to give me a Group 1… Garswood

In your opinion, is there a bias against northern-based riders being able to ‘cut it’ at the highest level? No, I don’t think there is when you look at the big jobs landed by Paul [Hanagan] and Silvestre de Sousa. They both moved from the north and proved they can more than hold their own. I think there is a strong group of jockeys in the north, just as there are in the south. I suppose there might be a bit of a north/south divide, but if they look outside the box they’ll find we do the job just as well up here. Maybe we tend to lack the better horses, but that’s only because the big owner/breeders are based in the south. With racing all year round, do you feel you spend enough time with your family and would you like to see fewer fixtures? I probably don’t spend enough time with my family but they understand I have to work and travel to put food on the table. When the kids don’t see you so much they probably appreciate you all the more when you are at home. My wife, Helen, rides out for Richard, so she is very much aware of how the whole job works and understands the long hours. The more fixtures the merrier for me; we have a lot of horses and they have all got to run. I really think they could do with introducing more turf fixtures immediately after the Lincoln meeting when everything goes very low key and back onto the all-weather. That period always seems to leave a gap in the early turf season.



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Our bloodstock coverage this month includes:

• Hotter than July: Looking back at Keeneland’s former premier sale – pages 62-66 • Sales Circuit: Jumpers to the fore at DBS and Goffs; Goresbridge Breeze-up – pages 68-71 • Caulfield Files: Galileo, Montjeu and sons have the Classics in their clutches – pages 72-73

Breeders great and small star on Ascot’s stage


spring to mind. In the longed-for posthumous victory at the meeting so beloved of Cecil, those famous colours once again played their part, with Frankel’s close relative Riposte, a threeparts-sister to his dam Kind, delivering a turbo-charged finish to the Ribblesdale to give Lady Cecil her first Royal Ascot victory. Of course that wasn’t the only Group-race success of the day for the Juddmonte team. The John Gosden-trained Remote, also a three-yearold by Dansili, looked another exciting prospect when winning the Tercentenary Stakes. Just as Cecil had trained Riposte’s dam, the Lancashire Oaks winner Rainbow Lake, Gosden had also honed Remote’s dam Zenda for glory in the Poule d’Essai des Pouliches. For an outfit with the longevity of Juddmonte, the nurturing of these families doesn’t end when the yearlings leave the farms, and it is to be hoped that the gradual dispersal of such wonderful lines will stand emerging owner/breeders in good stead for generations to come.

From small acorns Of course, operations on this scale have a wealth of talent on which to draw and it is, therefore, even more special for breeders with just a handful of mares to enjoy success in such an arena. Congratulations must go again to Brian and Jane Hammond of Ashley House Stud for their second consecutive Royal Ascot winner Elidor, whose victory in the King George V

Stakes followed last year’s Windsor Castle Stakes win of Hototo. Elidor is a Cape Cross halfbrother to the 2011 Irish Derby winner Treasure Beach and the Hammonds, who sold their dam Honorine in foal to New Approach to Qatar Bloodstock, have retained her Authorized two-year-old, who has been named Honor Bound and is in training with Ralph Beckett. It will no doubt have come as a blow to breeders Bob McCreery, David Ludlow and Simon Tindall to have learned that Ronaldsay’s unraced two-year-old by Dubawi, who was the second-top price at last year’s DBS Premier Yearling Sale and is now named Orkney Island, is one of those currently sidelined for having tested positive for the anabolic steroid ethylestranol at Godolphin’s Moulton Paddocks. Better news was to come, however, with Gale Force Ten’s victory in the Jersey Stakes. The Oasis Dream colt was Ronaldsay’s first foal and had topped the previous year’s sale at DBS when selling to Coolmore for £280,000. John Deer’s homebred Al Kazeem made himself one of the most desirable stallion prospects currently in training with victory in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes giving him his fourth successive Group win, while the progressive Hillstar, winner of the King Edward VII Stakes for Sir Evelyn de Rothschild and Southcourt Stud, will be another colt worthy of consideration by the stallion masters if he continues on his upwardly mobile trajectory.


here’s no doubt that the Thursday of this year’s Royal Ascot – Gold Cup Day, Ladies’ Day, call it what you will – was one of the finest and most emotional days of racing ever staged. The Royal Ascot faithful would have settled for either a winner for the Queen or a winner for Lady Cecil and the Warren Place team but to have been granted both within three-quarters of an hour was almost too much to absorb. After weeks of miserable headlines involving drug cheats and race-fixing, finally we had something truly to savour and celebrate. The BBC programme on the Queen and her passion for horses aired just before the Derby gave superb primetime coverage of the grassroots of the sport – the breeding industry. Intimate footage of the monarch at the Royal Studs with her foals, yearlings and broodmares, not to mention the odd retired racehorse or two, such as former Chesham Stakes hero Free Agent, was brought full circle a few weeks later by events at Ascot racecourse. There, on racing’s biggest and most spectacular stage, the years of planning matings, cultivating bloodlines and nurturing young stock came to fruition, not just for the Queen but for any breeder lucky enough to be represented by a runner at the meeting. Of course in Estimate, the Queen was benefiting from a generous gift from her fellow owner/breeder the Aga Khan, whose own colours were borne to victory in Group 1 contests by Estimate’s half-siblings Enzeli (a fellow Ascot Gold Cup winner), Ebadiyla and Edabiya. Despite missing out on a further topflight win for his own operation, an owner as sporting as the Aga Khan will surely have taken pleasure in having played an important part in such an historic occasion. And as history relates, plenty of major bloodstock empires have been enhanced by the swapping of bloodlines among friends and rivals of the turf down the years. It was truly a day for owner/breeders. While Sir Henry Cecil has trained for so many over the years, the legacy of Frankel has ensured that when one thinks of Cecil, the green, pink and white silks of Prince Khalid Abdullah instantly


Jane and Brian Hammond with Honorine and her Authorized filly, now aged two


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KEENELAND IN JULY Clockwise from top left: Sheikh Mohammed on his first visit to Keeneland in 1981; Burt Bacharach jokes with Brownell and ‘Cousin’ Leslie Combs II; the Maktoum plane at Blue Grass Airport opposite the sales complex; Robert Sangster, Vincent O’Brien and team discuss plans; Sangster with actress Priscilla Presley; trainer D Wayne Lukas conducts a television interview


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The glamour

AND THE GLORY For razzmatazz in the Bluegrass, the Keeneland July Sale, now absent from the calendar for more than a decade, was once the only place to be Words Amy Owens • Photos Courtesy of Keeneland


leven years have passed since the Keeneland July Selected Yearling Sale was last conducted, but in no way has the legendary event been forgotten. “I think it is best remembered by all those high-priced yearlings selling and just the glamour and the glory and the prestige of it,” said Tom Gentry, the Kentucky breeder and consignor who was famous for his A-list parties before the sale and other creative ways to entice prospective buyers. From 1943 to 2002, the July Sale, known as the Summer Yearling Sale until 1987, was held on the grounds of the prestigious racecourse in Lexington, Kentucky. Keeneland selected yearlings for their pedigree and conformation, and the result was record-priced horses and a long list of global champions and major

winners from all price ranges. The heyday occurred in the early 1980s, when Robert Sangster and Sheikh Mohammed locked horns over the progeny of Northern Dancer, whose colts and fillies were excelling in Classic races in Europe. “The irresistible force of dogged determination met the immovable object of unlimited spending power at Keeneland on Tuesday night,” wrote Tony Morris in The Sporting Life in 1983 after Sheikh Mohammed outbid Sangster for a $10.2 million son of Northern Dancer colt who would be named Snaafi Dancer. The amount was nearly $6m above the previous record paid by Sangster a year earlier when he trumped Sheikh Mohammed for the sale-topping Nijinsky colt. Leading the American advance at the time was trainer D Wayne Lukas, who chose yearlings and bid on them for a group of wealthy men that included Eugene V Klein, owner of the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League. “You had this convergence of eight or ten people who really wanted to play at the highest level,” said Rogers Beasley, who served as Keeneland’s Director of Sales for 19 years from 1982 and is now Keeneland’s Vice-President of Racing. “At that time, America arguably had the best sires in the world. We had Northern Dancer, we had Nijinsky, Mr Prospector and, later on, Seattle Slew. We had Blushing Groom, Caro. You had a lot of interest from Europe in sires that stood over here.” In July, some of the world’s wealthiest people arrived in Lexington in private planes that were parked side by side at Blue Grass Airport across the road from Keeneland, and they spent unbelievable amounts of money at the sale and



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around Lexington. Prominent consignors hosted dinners and parties to entertain prospective buyers. The entire show dazzled Lexington, and central Kentucky’s thoroughbred industry generated worldwide attention. “People would just clog the sales pavilion on Monday and Tuesday nights [for the sale’s preeminent evening sessions held through 1984], knowing there was going to be excitement,” said Maryjean Wall, the former racing writer for the Lexington Herald-Leader. “You could just feel it in the air. It was definitely electric. You could not have not sensed it all over town.”

Sangster versus the sheikh Sangster first appeared at the July sale in 1972 with trainer Vincent O’Brien and three years later paid $200,000 for the Northern Dancer colt The Minstrel. In 1977, The Minstrel became the English Horse of the Year and was syndicated for $9m, entering stud alongside his sire at Windfields Farm in Maryland. With John Magnier, Sangster and O’Brien would have great success with their plan to develop commercially profitable sires from their July purchases. In 1980, Sheikh Mohammed, then aged 31, and his brothers were becoming more involved in thoroughbred racing, and they made their debut appearance at the July sale. The following year they arrived in Lexington in a Boeing 727 that was parked at the airport across from Keeneland’s entrance. “We didn’t know where Dubai was, we didn’t know what Dubai was,” Wall said. “I will never forget this: the line of traffic that just slowed or stopped (so people could view the plane). We’d never seen in Lexington a plane with Arab script on the tail and flying this flag. We didn’t know what the Emirates flag was, and there it was. It didn’t take long for people in Lexington to figure out what it meant: it was big money at the horse sales.” Sangster jokingly told Wall in 1981: “I think the Arabs were trying to intimidate us by parking their jet outside the Keeneland gate, but I had them fooled by moving in the Goodyear blimp in front of it.” With the blimp having made an unscheduled landing in Lexington due to bad weather, it was perfect timing for Sangster to take credit for its appearance. That year, BBA Ireland, agent for Sangster, outbid Sheikh Mohammed for the record $3.5m sale-topper, the Northern Dancer colt Ballydoyle, a full-brother to European champion and $1m Keeneland July purchase Storm Bird. Just two years later, a sale record 33 yearlings brought $1m or more, and Sheikh Mohammed’s Aston Upthorpe Stud needed eight minutes to land Snaafi Dancer for $10.2m. The display board in the sales pavilion didn’t have enough digits to accommodate the amount.


Northern Dancer, whose offspring sparked fierce bidding wars in the ‘80s

“It was an occasion for praising the great god money, and never was worship displayed with more zealous fervour, concluding with a standing ovation which caused business to be temporarily suspended,” Morris wrote in The Sporting Life. The amount was “a world record for irrationality,” said editor Kent Hollingsworth in The Blood-Horse, the weekly trade publication based in Lexington. Sports Illustrated, the weekly American all-sports magazine, turned the response by the colt’s breeder, Don Johnson of Crescent Farm, into the headline of Billy

“During the

carnival-themed party guests took rides on elephants and camels” Reed’s article: “My God, Are These People Spending Real Money?” In 1985, Lukas and his partners – not Sheikh Mohammed – challenged Sangster for the Nijinsky colt who was a half-brother to 1977 Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew and that year’s 2,000 Guineas winner Lomond. He was bred by Warner L Jones Jr, owner of Hermitage Farm, in partnership with Will Farish and WS Kilroy. The sales pavilion was packed in anticipation of the bidding battle. “It was a circus atmosphere,” remembered Bill Landes, Jones’s right-hand man who remains with Hermitage as general manager. “You couldn’t breathe for all the people.” “The bidding started at $1.25 million, quickly increased by increments of $500,000,

and within one minute shot past $8 million,” wrote then-Keeneland President James E ‘Ted’ Bassett III and Bill Mooney in Keeneland’s Ted Bassett: My Life. “Once the bidding climbed beyond $9.8 million (which took only about another 40 seconds), only two groups remained in the battle.” Sangster won when his man Joss Collins bid $100,000 more than the $13m that Lukas had offered. BBA England was listed as the buyer, representing Sangster, O’Brien, Magnier, Greek shipping magnate Stavros Niarchos and Los Angeles businessman Danny Schwartz. After the horse – Seattle Dancer – left the ring, the crowd recognised the accomplishment with applause for Jones, who acknowledged partners Farish and Kilroy. The figure remains the world record for a yearling. It was surpassed as the highest amount ever paid for a thoroughbred in 2006 when Demi O’Byrne, agent for the Coolmore Stud partners, bought the Forestry colt The Green Monkey for $16m at the Fasig-Tipton February two-year-olds in training sale.

Sellers and celebrations In the 1980s, the July Sale consignments included Hermitage, Gentry and Windfields Farm, along with Spendthrift Farm, Claiborne Farm, Nuckols Farm and North Ridge Farm of Kentucky. Spendthrift belonged to the powerful ‘Cousin’ Leslie Combs, “a garrulous showman with a faux southern gentleman surface charm,” wrote Edward L Bowen in Legacies of the Turf: A Century of Great Thoroughbred Breeders (Vol. 2). “Leslie Combs was the consummate salesperson,” Beasley said. “He thought about selling horses 24-7, 365 days a year, and he was very good. He was always trying to find people [prospective buyers]. He’d go to California in the winter time; he’d be in Florida in the winter time at the parties where you had to be to meet people who might have an interest in horses, and he brought people into the game.” Combs cultivated such wealthy owners as cosmetics queen Elizabeth Arden in the 1940s and heiress Dolly Green, who first appeared with him at the July Sale in 1980 when the “mystery woman” spent $2.2m on five yearlings. Among the horses Combs sold was the highest-priced July Sale filly, Alchaasibiyeh, a daughter of Seattle Slew purchased in 1984 by Sheikh Mohammed’s Darley Stud Management for $3.75m. “He was the master salesman; I couldn’t compete with that,” Gentry said about Combs, whose parties inspired him to try to outdo his rival. “He had all the heavyweights, and basically they just bought from him. Then there was Warner Jones (chairman of Churchill Downs), who had a rapport with every trainer known to mankind. People would buy from him and wouldn’t buy from anybody else. “Then there was little ol’ me with my 50-cent THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER

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From humble tented beginnings to an extraordinary spectacle Keeneland opened for racing in October 1936 and held its first sale, a mixed sale, two years later. At the time, Kentucky yearlings were transported by train to New York for the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearling Sale, begun in 1917. When wartime restrictions in 1943 halted this railway use, Keeneland organised its first yearling sale to be held under a tent in the paddock. Fasig-Tipton conducted the sale, topped by the Blenheim II colt Pericles at $66,000. Over the following decades, North America’s most expensive yearling each year was often sold at Keeneland in July – if not there then at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale. By the mid-1970s, Keeneland July was the centrepiece of the Kentucky summer yearling sales season, which included the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July Selected Yearling Sale, begun in 1972, and maybe one or two other sales that sprang up to take advantage of the buying power in Lexington. In 1976, Keeneland July reached a milestone when Nelson Bunker Hunt’s Blue Grass Farm sold the world’s first milliondollar yearling. A half-brother to Hunt’s English Horse of the Year Dahlia, from the first crop of 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat, the colt brought $1.5 million from a Canadian syndicate and was named Canadian Bound. Through 1984, the July sale offered separate afternoon and evening sessions. At the latter, the Keeneland sales team, including the bid-spotters, wore tuxedos. Prospective buyers and their guests arrived all dressed up – men in coats and ties, a few women in long gowns – many having enjoyed cocktails and dinner at nearby farms. They filled the reserved seats in the 750-seat pavilion, while hundreds of onlookers from Lexington and elsewhere

pencils and all that stuff,” said Gentry, who handed out promotional yardsticks, cigarette lighters, pens, watches, T-shirts and brown paper bags with liquor bottles (“It’ll help you out on a Sunday in Kentucky,” he said at the time when alcohol couldn’t legally be purchased on Sunday in the state). “People loved the gifts,” he said. “They loved the attention. That party I gave I had the best entertainment. People would fight and die to get into one of those parties.” At their farm on the Saturday night before the sale, Gentry and his now ex-wife, Kathy, hosted a themed sit-down dinner for some 800 people – including Sheikh Mohammed as well THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER

Nelson Bunker Hunt, right, whose farm sold the world’s first million-dollar yearling

showed up to watch the rich and famous. In 1982, that group included supermodel Jerry Hall, who with her sister accompanied Robert Sangster to the sale in an attempt to make her boyfriend, Mick Jagger, jealous. Two years later, one could see actor Larry Hagman, who was JR Ewing on Dallas, and Priscilla Presley, Elvis’s exwife and another star of the wildly popular TV show, in the barn area. Lee Majors of The Six Million Dollar Man fame also attended the sale. The fans “come for the glamour and excitement of being only a pane of glass away from incredible wealth,” wrote the Lexington Herald’s Mike Johnson and Andy Mead in 1980. The fervour was so great that in 1983 Keeneland asked the general

as Sangster and other Europeans – who ate appetisers prepared by Wolfgang Puck with entertainment from such stars as Bob Hope, Ray Charles, Burt Bacharach, Wayne Newton and Paul Anka. Guests could take a helicopter ride to see the farm. During the carnivalthemed party, guests rode an elephant, camel, Ferris wheel, merry-go-round and hot air balloon, and a number of party-crashers appeared. “That was the year they all parked out there on the road and hopped the fence and helped themselves, Gentry remembered. “I think I had about 2,500 unexpected guests.” All of this came during a free-wheeling era

public to stay home in an attempt to convince people that the sale wasn’t a spectator sport but a place where important business was being conducted. The request failed as a large crowd saw Sheikh Mohammed buy the yearling Snaafi Dancer for $10.2m. In the 1980s, the July sale was the place to be for the world’s leading thoroughbred breeders and owners. Taking notice of the events was the Queen, who visited Keeneland for the first time in October 1984 for the inaugural running of a race named in her honour. During her visit, Keeneland recreated the sale of European standouts Sir Ivor, The Minstrel, Storm Bird and Shareef Dancer, along with Snaafi Dancer.

in Lexington, where hotels and rental cars were sold out, restaurants opened to cater to the wealthy clientèle and the scene reportedly attracted call girls from Las Vegas. When the Herald asked the assistant manager of an exclusive women’s store how she knew customers were in town for the horse sales, she replied: “They’re not interested in anything that’s on sale.”

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was taking its toll on the thoroughbred industry. By the end of the decade, Spendthrift (which became a public company in 1983) and Gentry went bankrupt, and the two most famous party-givers and salesmen were out of business. Keeneland held their dispersals and those of such high-flying operations as Hermitage Farm, Nelson Bunker Hunt, Eugene Klein and Ralph C Wilson Jr’s Oxford Stable for financial reasons or for estate-planning purposes. Franklin and Carolyn Groves of North Ridge Farm left the business, selling the farm and horses privately. Meanwhile, Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale, first held in 1960, was gaining favour among consignors who welcomed the additional months for their yearlings to mature. When a select session was added to the September Sale in 1989, the July sale seemed in jeopardy, but it continued in a much less spectacular fashion. Sale-toppers included Breeders’ Cup Classic winner and future leading sire AP Indy ($2.3m in 1990), Kentucky Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus ($4m in 1998) and European champion One Cool Cat ($3.1m in 2002). The July Sale’s time had passed, however. The end came in 2003 when Keeneland announced the sale was on hiatus, citing the economic downturn and the sharp reduction in the Kentucky foal crop of 2002 from mare reproductive loss syndrome, which had caused a number of mares carrying candidates for the July Sale to abort. The emphasis became the September Sale, where over 11 days last year

Seattle Dancer sells for the world record yearling price of $13.1 million in 1985

2,516 horses were sold for a total nearing $219.8m. “The sales are no fun any more,” Gentry said. “Everybody’s so nervous and uptight. It’s all about business.” Those who were at the July Sale in the glory days of the 1980s remember the huge prices and the vibrant social scene – “a lot of entertainment and big money in town, and showy,” Landes recalled. “People were showy back in those days. Now you’re at the sales and a guy that’s worth $8 billion walks by you and you wouldn’t know him from everybody else. It was furs and stoles and evening gowns and jewellery and clothes. It was an event.” Beasley pointed out that the sale introduced

the Maktoums and other internationally successful horsemen such as Prince Khalid Abdullah to Kentucky. They bought yearlings, they bought breeding stock at Keeneland’s November sale and they bought land to establish Kentucky divisions. These and other operations that are thriving in 2013 are the legacy of the July Sale, he avows. “It was a fascinating time, and we sold some wonderful horses here,” Beasley said. “They went on to win the English Derby and won the Kentucky Derby all at that same time. But it really was a building block for a lot of these farms that have continued on. That was the great thing about it.”

The ten top-priced horses at the Keeneland July Sale







Race record/Prize-money won

$13.1 million (yearling world record)


Seattle Dancer

C Nijinsky II-My Charmer (Poker)

BBA England

5 starts, 2 G2 wins, $152,413

$10.2 million


Snaafi Dancer

C Northern Dancer-My Bupers (Bupers)

Aston Upthorpe Unraced Stud

$8.25 million


Imperial Falcon

C Northern Dancer-Ballade (Herbager)

BBA England

3 starts, 2 wins, $13,395

$7.1 million



C Northern Dancer-Fabuleaux Jane (Le Fabuleux)

Darley Stud Management

9 starts, 1 win, $5,591

$7 million


Laa Etaab

C Nijinsky II-Crimson Saint (Crimson Satan)

Darley Stud Management

4 starts, 0 wins, $0

$5.4 million



C Northern Dancer-Truly Bound (In Reality)

BBA Ireland

2 starts, 0 wins, $0

$5.1 million


Wassl Touch

C Northern Dancer-Queen Sucree (Ribot)

Darley Stud Management

6 starts, 3 wins, $30,168

$4.6 million


Professor Blue

C Northern Dancer-Mississippi Mud (Delta Judge)

BBA England

7 starts, 0 wins, $5,171

$4.25 million


Empire Glory

C Nijinsky II-Spearfish (Fleet Nasrullah)

BBA Ireland

6 starts, 2 wins (1 G3), $35,420

$4.25 million



C Northern Dancer-Desert Vixen (In Reality)

BBA England

1 start, 0 wins, $0


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Revs run high as Goffs prospers Land Rover Sale gets the Irish store season off to a positive start with new record

Goffs Land Rover Sale



ery strong trade that saw an 88% clearance rate, a record top price and fabulous figures in all categories gave Goffs a warm glow at its annual Land Rover Sale of jumping store horses. Their popularity was a given following excellent results at auctions of lightly-raced pointers, bumper horses and maiden hurdlers, but some high-quality examples of the embryonic jumper boosted trade beyond expectations. It clearly helped if the store being offered was a gelding by a handful of desirable sires – Robin Des Champs and Presenting hogged the top-ten table – while the most-highly valued filly came in at number 20, being a daughter of High Chaparral from Martin Cullinane’s Mount Brown Farm. She made €48,000. Joerg and Diana Vasicek’s County Tipperary-based Kenilworth House Stud enjoyed the honour of selling the top lot, a son of Robin Des Champs who made €215,000 to a bid from Harold Kirk on behalf of trainer Willie Mullins. This was proof that even Ireland’s most omnipotent jumps trainer is prepared to wait for a store, and does not always invest in an emphatic, fast-time point-to-point winner who has

Diana and Joerg Vasicek with stud manager Gerry Ross and their Land Rover top lot

already shown they can jump and stay. Goffs’ chief Henry Beeby opened his sales round-up by saying: “What can we say?” Mindful that the biggest store auction was set to take place in late June at Tattersalls’ Ireland’s Derby Sale, he mischievously

described his event as “a market-leading performance”. Perhaps vendors did favour him with more choice lots than in the past, worried that strong demand at the Derby Sale would deter some buyers from attending.

Goffs Land Rover Sale Top lots Age/Sex/Breeding


3 G Robin des Champs-Amber Light

Kenilworth House Stud

Price (€)



H Kirk/W Mullins

3 G Flemensfirth-Kestral Heights

Rathmore Stud


Highflyer Bloodstock

3 G Presenting-Phillis Hill

Oak Tree Farm


Aidan O’Ryan

3 G Robin des Champs-Connaught Hall

Rathmore Stud


Paul Nolan

3 G Presenting-Flocon de Neige

Ardrums House Stud


Margaret O’Toole

3 G Presenting-Mandys Gold

Centenary Stables


Alan Potts

3 G Beneficial-Zalda

Springfield House Stud


Tom Malone

3 G Milan-Banbury Cross

Derrygrath Stud


Bobby O’Ryan

3 G Robin des Champs-Which Thistle

Walshtown Stables


Margaret O’Toole


Highflyer Bloodstock

3 G High Chaparral-Monte Solaro Kilmoney Cottage Stud


Five-year tale Year


Agg (€)

Avg (€)

Mdn (€)






Top Price (€) 215,000

























Harold Kirk in action for Willie Mullins



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The outcome will be known by the time this is published, but, following this sale and one at Doncaster in May, there is no doubt this is a good year to be trading unbroken jumpers with looks and pedigree.

Doncaster Spring Sale


A horse that did not appear made more headlines than those that did at DBSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual jumping-orientated Spring Sales, involving two days of form horses and one of stores. Managing director Henry Beeby was â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Knottâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; amused when high-class chaser Hunt Ball failed to keep his ring appointment â&#x20AC;&#x201C; owner Anthony Knott had sold him two days earlier to race in the USA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and given that ÂŁ105,000 was the three-day auctionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top price there is every likelihood he would have been the sale topper. That honour fell to Enjoy Responsibly, an Irish point-to-point winner perfectly fitting the profile of the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;formâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; horse that has been achieving six-figure sums regularly at auctions on both sides of the Irish Sea. A four-year-old son of Flemensfirth, he made ÂŁ105,000 when knocked down to agent Mags Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Toole, who buys for Irish clients. Yet the most vibrant element came during the final dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s store session, which achieved an 84% clearance rate (compared to one of 76% for the whole sale) and a top price of ÂŁ100,000 for a three-year-old Kalanisi gelding bound for Paul Nicholls. Rarity value was probably a factor in demand, for this is Britainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only specialist sale of untried three- and four-year-olds, and as one Irish buyer observed: â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have several such sales in Ireland, but you have only one. I could hardly get a look in.â&#x20AC;? Several agents have been saying the store market was ripe for a revival, and that was echoed by Beeby, who said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;It has appeared

Irish point-to-point winner Enjoy Responsibly is to be trained by Henry de Bromhead

Doncaster Spring Sale Top lots



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Enjoy Responsibly (Flemensfirth-Spice Patrol) Rockfield Stables

105,000 Mags Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Toole/Henry De Bromhead

Uxizandre (Fragrant Mix-Jolisandre)

Million In Mind


John Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Byrne

3 G Kalanisi-Erintante

Abbeylands Farm


Highflyer/P Nicholls

3 G Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Best-Lavandou

Haras Des Loges


Tom Malone/Tim Vaughan

Avidity (Passing Glance-Epicurean Sharp)

Hill Racing


Bobby Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Ryan/James Ewart

3 G Sageburg-Forcat

Haras Des Loges


McCalmont Bloodstock

Jac The Legend (Midnight Legend-Sky Burst) Glenwood Stud


Phil Martin

Degooch (Gamut-Blonde Ambition)

Monbeg Stables


Donald McCain

Un Ace (Voix du Nord-First Ball)

Wardington Gate Farm


Aiden Murphy

Straidnahanna (Medaaly-Sueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Song)

Loughanmore Farms


Tom Malone

Top Dancer (Dark Moondancer-Latitude)

Wardington Gate Farm


Highflyer Bloodstock

Micheal Flips (Kayf Tara-Pianissimo)

A. Turnell Ltd


Enda Bolger

3 G Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Theatre-Chanson Indienne

Church Farm Stables


David Dennis

Five-year tale Year


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SALES CIRCUIT the trend has started to swing back towards the store horse following a time when the form horse has dominated.” The two are clearly linked, for if a form horse turns a profit for a pinhooker their next stop is back at the store sale seeking a replacement, but stores are also hinting at becoming fashionable again with buyers who want a filly or gelding to race – they have to wait longer to see their horse in action, but they will have bought it for less money than the point or bumper winner.

Brightwells Premier National Hunt Sale, Cheltenham

Top lots



Stellar Notion (Presenting-Green Star (Green Tune))

Lingstown Stables

Price (£)



R Brookhouse

Red Devil Lads (Beneficial-Welsh Sitara (Welsh Term))

Redmond/Monbeg Stables 140,000

Milsean (Milan-Boro Supreme (Supreme Leader))

Calluna House Stables


G Costelloe

Sucker Punch (Scorpion-Lemonfield Lady (Presenting))

Sarah O’Hare

105,000 Mags O’Toole/N. Meade

Josses Hill (Winged Love-Credora Storm (Glacial Storm))

Taughlumny House


Didntitellya (Presenting-Beauty Star (Shalford))

Ashgrove Stables

Virtuoso Rouge (Laveron-Prompt (Old Vic))

Tom Lacey

H. Kirk/WP Mullins

Highflyer BS

95,000 Mags O’Toole/N. Meade 90,000

Balinaskeagh Stables

Minella Friend (King’s Theatre-Don’t Waste It (Mister Lord)) John Nallen


Evan Williams

Master Dee (King’s Theatre-Miss Lauren Dee (Montelimar)) Milestone Stables


Donald McCain

The Last Samuri (Flemensfirth-Howaboutthis (Oscar))


Donald McCain

Monbeg Stables

Five-year tale Year


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the Warwickshire-based engineer and racehorse owner/breeder, and on this occasion he invested in the joint sale-topper. This was Stellar Notion, a £140,000 purchase who had finished second in a point-to-point for Willie Codd’s Lingstown

Stables ten days earlier. Sharing the billing was Red Devil Lads, knocked down for the same sum after failing to change hands at Brightwells’ April Sale. Rejected then due to minor health issues following his point-topoint victory, he had no such problems


A glance at the table (right) reveals how this May sale has evolved since its inception in 2008, achieving a steady climb in turnover, average and median. Irish pointers, fresh from a success between the flags, and horses with bumper form, were the dominant factor, although Tom Lacey managed to place a British pointer into the top ten, selling him back to Irish interests through bloodstock agent Mags O’Toole. Another ever-present at Brightwells’ Cheltenham auctions is Roger Brookhouse,

Brightwells Premier National Hunt Sale, Cheltenham

The top store at the DBS Spring Sale, a three-year-old son of Kalanisi from the family of Black Apalachi, who sold for £100,000



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Goresbridge Breeze-up Sale Top lots Sex/Breeding


Price (€)


C Invincible Spirit-Lazaretta (Dalakhani)

Kilminfoyle House Stud


Rabbah Bloodstock

C Shamardal-Oriental Melody (Sakhee)

Rangefield Bloodstock


Nigel Tinkler BS

C Art Connoisseur-L’acajou (Gulch)

Powerstown Stud


David Redvers

C Bushranger-Mia Mambo (Affirmed)

Powerstown Stud


Desmond Koh

C Intense Focus- Wicked Maria (Daylami)

Mayfield Stables


Gill Richardson BS Rabbah Bloodstock

C Medicean- Perfect Plum (Darshaan)

Egmont Stud


C Green Desert-Selinka (Selkirk)

Powerstown Stud


A A Agent

C Dandy Man-Dancing Tempo (Vettori)

The Bloodstock Connection


Aidan O’Ryan

C Aqlaam-Reyaada (Daylami)

Knockanglass Stables


Bobby O’Ryan

C Soviet Star-Chaste (Groom Dancer)



Gary Moore


Five-year tale Year


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Jono Mills struck at Goresbridge

second time around and was bought by Gearoid Costelloe, the partner of Pembrokeshire trainer Rebecca Curtis. Five vendors achieved six-figure sales and plenty more raised profits on their horses, which would have brought smiles to faces at Tattersalls Ireland and Goffs. Those two companies were set to stage follow-up store sales, and given the strong trade for proven horses at spring in-training auctions held by Goffs, DBS and Brightwells, the market for unbroken youngsters promised to be buoyant.

Goresbridge Breeze-up Sale Held for the seventh time, Ireland’s sole juvenile breeze-up auction was a notable

success, with increases in all categories and a record price. A glance at the accompanying table (above) shows the strides made at this auction, run by the County Kilkenny-based company, and its executive will have been delighted by a record €145,000 sale of an Invincible Spirit colt. He was knocked down to the Darley-affiliated Rabbah Bloodstock – whose representative, Jono Mills, was making his debut at this sale – having been prepped at Michael Fitzpatrick’s Kilminfoyle House Stud. Mills was among the many overseas buyers who made their way across the Irish Sea for the event – others included Greece’s Anani Antoniadis, buying for Ukrainian interests and underbidder on the top lot, but later successful in securing a €55,000 colt by the now-pensioned Green Desert.

James Tate will train the sale-topper, while Yorkshire’s Nigel Tinkler will handle another colt who broke a price of six figures. This was a son of Shamardal who made €125,000 and will run in the colours of Jim Gordon. Among vendors, few had more reason to smile than Thomas Whitehead of Powerstown Stud who stuck three arrows in the top-ten board, headed by an Art Connoisseur colt he bought for €20,000 as a yearling. David Redvers, buying for Sheikh Fahad’s Qatar Racing operation, took this one with a bid of €82,000. Breeze-up sales of juveniles were a curate’s egg this year, but this auction brought things to an upbeat conclusion, and an 85% clearance rate meant many vendors cleared stock – now they can regroup before filling shelves at the autumn yearling sales.

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Sadler’s Wells’ influence swells Coolmore legend’s sons Galileo and Montjeu dominate European Classics



It may be stating the obvious but the very essence of Classic middle-distance racing is still encapsulated by the Derby and Oaks, even after a history of more than 200 years. Having sired five winners of the Oaks and two of the Derby (plus seven Derby runnersup), the immortal Sadler’s Wells became the main source of that essence before passing the mantle firmly to his sons Galileo and Montjeu. Montjeu, of course, leads the way with four Derby winners in the space of eight years, but Galileo also has winners of the Derby and Oaks on his CV, plus a couple of Derby seconds. Judging by the fields assembled for the latest editions of the Derby and Oaks, Galileo and Montjeu are going to continue to exert a mighty influence. Of the 11 contenders in the Oaks, three were by Galileo and two were by Galileo’s sons Teofilo and New Approach, while Montjeu had a single representative, as did his sons Hurricane Run and Motivator. That adds up to eight of the 11. It was a similar story with the 12 Derby

Galileo, left, and Montjeu have been responsible for six of the last nine Derby winners

Wertheimer impact should not be underestimated When writers refer to the great breeding operations of the thoroughbred world, the Wertheimer brothers sometimes don’t receive the full respect merited by their family’s achievements over several decades. Hopefully that will change now that Gérard and Alain have landed the Prix du JockeyClub with the exciting Intello, just eight months after the filly Solemia had given them their first Arc victory. Their distinctive blue and white colours have also recently been carried to a pair of Group 1 victories by Solemia’s relative Silasol, and who could forget the exploits of the excellent half-sisters Goldikova and Galikova? Goldikova’s full-brother Anodin was another to add to the recent haul with victory in the Group 3 Prix Paul de Moussac. There have been plenty of other top-level successes for the brothers on both sides of the Atlantic since they inherited the stable on the death of


their father, Jacques. The brothers are the third generation of the family to have made a major impact on French racing. First came their grandfather Pierre, whose widow Germaine maintained the stable for nearly a decade before her death in 1974, when the stable passed to Jacques, who died in 1996. Jacques also won the Arc with a filly. Indeed he did so twice, with Ivanjica in 1976 and Gold River (the third dam of Goldikova) in 1981. Jacques also took the 1975 Prix du Jockey-Club with Val de l’Orne, just three years after his mother had taken the Chantilly Classic with Roi Lear. It is a measure of the sustained success of the family’s breeding and racing operations that Intello’s victory in the Prix du JockeyClub – a race still considered the equivalent of the Derby despite its distance reduction – came 57 years after Pierre Wertheimer had welcomed the homebred Lavandin into

Epsom’s winner’s enclosure following the 1956 Derby. It is also 90 years since Pierre Wertheimer won the Stewards’ Cup with the phenomenal Epinard, and the Frenchman also won the 1,000 Guineas with Mesa as long ago as 1935. Alain and Gérard had already made their mark on the racing world before the death of their father, as they bred a Darshaan colt named Kotashaan which they raced, together with their father, under the name La Presle Farm. The American-based Kotashaan won the 1993 Breeders’ Cup Turf on his way to taking the title of champion turf horse. Some of their earliest important successes following their father’s death in 1996 came with Intello’s second dam, Occupandiste, who was bred by the brothers in 1993. She led throughout to win a pair of Group 1s in 1997, being especially impressive in taking the Prix de la Foret by six lengths. Her other major


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success came in the Prix Maurice de Gheest over 1,300m, so she had plenty of pace. In the circumstances, it was understandable that Intello’s connections were in no rush after the Jockey-Club for the colt to tackle a mile and a half. Talking to Jour de Galop, the Wertheimers’ racing manager Pierre-Yves Bureau said: “The Prix Jacques le Marois is a possible option at the moment for Intello. It is an important race for his owners but it will be André Fabre who decides whether he runs or not. “The Prix Jacques le Marois is the only race that Intello would run in if he is to run again before the autumn. Even if he does run in it that does not mean that the door is closed to 2,400m in the future.” The possibility of Intello dropping back to a mile is interesting. With better luck in the Poule d’Essai des Poulains he would already be a Group 1 winner over the distance. And it is by no means unknown for winners of the revamped Prix du Jockey-Club to revert successfully to a mile. Shamardal ran away

It is hard for today’s racing devotees to believe that Lavandin was the fifth French-bred colt to win the Derby in the space of ten years. The 1950s and early 1960s also witnessed a spate of French-bred Oaks winners. As recently as 2012 it was impossible to envisage a return to that sort of situation. The highest-priced stallion in France that year was Elusive City, whose fee was only €15,000. It had been pretty much the same story since 2009, when Anabaa commanded a fee of €30,000 before his death in July. The situation changed significantly this year thanks to the Aga Khan bringing Redoute’s Choice to France to stand for €70,000. But one top-notch stallion does not equate to a healthy breeding industry capable of tackling the might of Ireland or Britain. The possibility exists, though, that the imbalance might start to be evened out. For a start, France is lucky enough to have the support of some free-spending members of the Al Thani family from Qatar. Sheikh Joaan, who is establishing a stud in France, has purchased Olympic Glory, Toronado and Style Vendome, while his uncle owns French Fifteen, who is retiring to Haras du Logis Saint Germain. These colts could just be the start. The most enticing possibility concerns

Alain, left, and Gérard Wertheimer, right, with Andre Fabre at Chantilly

with the St James’s Palace Stakes and Lawman took the Prix Jean Prat just as easily. Whether Intello possesses the same basic speed as Shamardal and Lawman remains to be seen, but he represents the same GalileoDanehill cross as Frankel, Roderic O’Connor and Golden Lilac, who were all Classicwinning milers, and the cross also produced top two-year-olds Teofilo and Maybe, so don’t be surprised if Intello proves versatile.



Reversal of fortune in the air for the French stallion ranks

runners. No fewer than five of the colts were sons of Galileo and two were by his son New Approach. Yet another, the German challenger Chopin, has a Galileo mare as his dam. With Montjeu also having a representative, that adds up to nine of the 12. Add the two Classics together and you have 17 of the 23 runners having either Galileo or Montjeu in their pedigrees. Thanks to Talent, Secret Gesture, Ruler Of The World, Libertarian and Galileo Rock, the Galileo/New Approach axis supplied first and second in the Oaks (and the first three in the Derby). A day later at Chantilly, the 19-strong field for the Prix du Jockey-Club didn’t show such a pronounced dependence on Galileo and Montjeu, but these two still made their presence felt. Galileo supplied the favourite Intello, while his son Teofilo also had a leading contender in Loch Garman. So too did Montjeu’s sons Motivator (Sky Hunter) and Hurricane Run (First Cornerstone). Victory, of course, went to Intello, with Sky Hunter also showing plenty of potential in third. With Frankel, Rip Van Winkle, Nathaniel and Pour Moi already representing Galileo or Montjeu, it is hard to envisage any slackening of the Sadler’s Wells stranglehold for many a year. And the likes of Ruler Of The World, Intello, Dawn Approach, Camelot and St Nicholas Abbey can only help tighten the grip.

Intello takes the Prix du Jockey-Club

Intello. Loïc Malivet, President of the Syndicat des Eleveurs, said that welcoming Intello to France’s stallion roster would be exceptional and allow the French to take up the challenge posed “by our English and Irish friends.” Malivet also said that he thought that the new international investors who have chosen to establish themselves in France, notably from Qatar, could make a difference if they accepted the chance to link up over such a horse. Of course the French breeding industry would be in a much healthier situation had it not been for American studs plundering France’s best stallions during the 1970s and 1980s. The exodus featured the likes of Caro, Arctic Tern, Irish River and Nureyev. Another champion sire, Crystal Palace, was lost to Japan. However, three of the biggest losses to the French industry were former Wertheimer colour-bearers. Riverman had won the Poule d’Essai des Poulains and Prix d’Ispahan for Madame Wertheimer in 1972 before retiring to Haras du Quesnay. He stayed in France for seven years and was champion sire in 1980 and 1981, before following another top Wertheimer horse, Lyphard, who was sold to Gainesway Farm in 1977. Gainesway was also the destination of Green Dancer. The son of Nijinsky joined Riverman at Haras du Quesnay in 1976 and by the early 1980s had become a regular fixture among the top ten sires in France. By that time he too had moved on to Gainesway. The cumulative loss of these excellent stallions left France’s cupboard comparatively bare and it has stayed depleted, with such as Peintre Celebre, Montjeu, Hurricane Run, Suave Dancer and Dalakhani all retiring to Irish or English studs. Could the Wertheimer brothers and Intello help change that?


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ROA FORUM The special section for ROA members

Owners are not getting enough back A report by Deloitte highlights the need for better prize-money, says Richard Wayman It might not be the greatest surprise but it is now official: racehorse owners remain by far the biggest single contributors to the funding of British racing. Deloitte, commissioned by the BHA, has recently published an updated edition of a report that explains and quantifies the economics of the racing industry. The Economic Impact of British Racing 2013 makes for fascinating reading and those that work their way through its 56 pages are left in no doubt of the debt the sport owes to its financially most significant supporters. During 2012 racehorse owners contributed £369 million in training fees and racing expenditure whilst their share of prize-money was £78m. In other words, for every £100 an owner spent on keeping and racing their horse, they could, on average, have expected to recover £21. And this excludes the outlay involved in buying their horse in the first place. If purchase costs are taken into account, Deloitte calculated owners injected over £470m during 2012. Although owning a racehorse can provide the most extraordinary moments and unforgettable memories, the reality is the finances of racehorse

their numbers have only fallen by 14% since 2008, when the last edition of the report was published. That said, you don’t have to go far to find real warning signs including, for example, a dramatic reduction in the number of newly registered owners during the same period. The report covers all areas of the industry and makes particular mention of the growth in racecourses’ media rights revenues, which it is reported have risen from £58m in 2008 to £88m in 2012, and are expected to exceed £100m in 2013. Alan Switzer, Deloitte Director, rightly refers to this as ‘one of the success stories of the last five years’. The proportion of these revenues racecourses allocate to prize-money is currently entirely discretionary and it is for this reason the current priority of the ROA and the other members of the Horsemen’s Group is that by the beginning of 2014, racecourses have signed prize-money agreements which would mean, as a minimum, tracks will have contracted to allocate an agreed share of this income to prize-money. Nobody should be in any doubt that the future of the sport and its ability to persuade existing and new owners to lay out the considerable amount of money involved in buying and keeping racehorses will, to a significant extent, be determined by whether a fair and reasonable share of these revenues is always directed to prize-money.

ownership in Britain simply do not add up. The report also confirmed that in 2012 around 24,000 individual horses were ‘intraining’ at some stage during the year. Of those, 17,500 horses made it onto the racecourse, meaning the owners of over a quarter of all horses didn’t even the get the opportunity to see their horse race, let alone win. Of those horses that did appear on the racecourse, around 6,500 managed to win a race, which means only around one quarter of

“All racecourses must

direct a fair amount of their media rights revenue into purses” all horses in training last year ended up in the winners’ enclosure. For those lucky owners who beat the odds, their account statement would have shown prize-money levels were lower in 2012 than they had been in 2004. Indeed, if you take account of inflation, the fact of the matter is prize-money has suffered very significant real declines in the past decade. It says much for the resilience of owners that

Newmarket hosts regional meeting Owners Robert and Linda Wright were present and all were delighted that their filly Entrance, trained by Julia Feilden, won at Lingfield later that evening. The next regional meeting will be held before racing at Newbury on September 20. To register interest in attending on the day, please contact Keely Brewer in the ROA office.


Thirty members attended an ROA regional meeting at Newmarket’s July course on Countryside Raceday, June 7. ROA President Rachel Hood welcomed guests to the gathering on a gloriously sunny day. Members had an opportunity to mix with the ROA Council and staff and pose questions on ownership and membership issues.

Inside information In May’s ROA Forum, consideration was given to the wider implications of the findings of the BHA Disciplinary Panel in a case involving former owner James Babbs and his colleague John Celaschi regarding the inside information rules. Both had received four-year bans but were appealing against the panel’s findings. Subsequently, the Appeal Board has partially upheld their appeal, issuing findings that could have a number of implications for owners, including in relation to the BHA’s definition of ‘a corrupt or fraudulent practice’. The ROA will meet with the BHA to discuss the consequences of these findings and we will report back to members as soon as possible.

Regional meetings provide the opportunity to meet with the ROA Council and staff



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ROA membership survey: we want to hear your views The ROA will be launching a membership survey during the month of July and all members are strongly encouraged to take part. Although earlier this year the ROA assisted Jockey Club Racecourses with a questionnaire into owners’ facilities at racecourses, this will be the first survey undertaken by the ROA since 2007. The survey will have a number of purposes including to find out more about the make-up of the ROA’s membership; to learn more about members’ experience of racehorse ownership; to gauge views on the ROA itself and the benefits and services it provides to members; and to identify ways in which the ROA could enhance its value to members. The survey will be conducted online and sent to all ROA members on our e-bulletin service. The rationale for this is to keep

administration and postage costs to a minimum. However, paper surveys will be available on request to all members who prefer to complete a paper survey, and any members wishing to register interest in receiving a copy of the survey by post are invited to contact the ROA office on 020 7152 0200 or email as soon as possible. Copies will only be posted to members who request a survey to be sent to them by post. We do hope that members will take the time to participate in this survey, which will help us to shape the ROA's future activity most effectively. Members who would like to join the ROA e-bulletin service can do so by emailing their details to or by registering online via the ROA website. The findings of the survey will be reported on in full in a future issue.

Members’ experiences of being a racehorse owner will be sought

The importance of using a vet you can trust A recent case has highlighted some unexpected advantages, if you are British based, of using your own regular vet (or at least a British-based vet) when buying horses privately abroad, writes ROA Council member Justin Wadham. With high value horses, the benefits of using a vet you know well and have an established relationship with are obvious and the initial expense of using such a vet can frequently be justified. With lower value transactions it may seem an extravagance, at the front end, to use your own vet, but it may also be an economy in the long run. The case outlined might help to explain why. It concerns a horse bought in France to go jumping in England. Not long after purchase, and before it had been subjected to strenuous exercise, it presented with tell-tale signs of a tendon injury and was diagnosed as having strained a tendon. The pre-purchase examination, which it had passed just weeks before, had involved scanning the tendons and, indeed, the examining vet had sent the buyer some hard copy freeze frames of the ultrasonographic images. The vet in England, who initially treated the horse when it was first found to have a tendon injury, looked at the freeze frames and expressed the view that these themselves revealed clear signs of formative injury and that the prepurchase examiner should both have observed and commented on this. The opinion of this THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER

England-based vet was quickly corroborated by three French vets. It therefore seemed a fairly cut and dried case and one which would resolve itself smoothly and rapidly. Plainly the English buyer would not have bought the horse if the examining vet had commented that the ultrasonographic images revealed signs of a developing injury and, in the circumstances, it was assumed by the purchaser that he merely had to wait for the appropriate compensatory payment. This particular horse was bought in August 2006 as a five-year-old. Yet the case was not resolved until July 2012, when the horse was an

A vet’s opinion is vital to the buyer

eleven-year-old, during which time the buyer was required to ‘warehouse’ the horse without subjecting it to strenuous exercise. The outcome of the case was that the compensation payable by the examining veterinary surgeon’s insurers was not only for the capital value of the horse (i.e. its purchase price) but for five years’ post purchase keep as well; and the keep element of the settlement figure greatly exceeded the purchase price. If an English vet had been used for this prepurchase veterinary examination, it is difficult to envisage circumstances in which the issue could have taken one year, let alone five, to resolve; and, of course, there are not many purchasers who will have had the appetite, stamina or resources to pursue a claim of this kind through foreign courts for so long. In summary, if you are British-based and buying a horse in Ireland or France, the advantages of using your own veterinary surgeon are not merely those of using an expert with whom you have an existing relationship. There is also the benefit of being able to operate in a legal environment where the expectation of being compensated for any negligence is immeasurably more realistic. • A report on the outcome of a second case, involving a client buying a potential point-to-pointer that had suffered an old tendon injury in Ireland, appears on the ROA website at


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Royal Ascot chalet a superb venue Over 230 members and their guests enjoyed a memorable day’s racing in the ROA chalet over the five days of Royal Ascot. This is the fourth year that the ROA has had a dedicated members’ facility at the Royal meeting, and we were delighted to see some familiar faces as several members were return visitors, having booked the facility in previous years.

Resurge scores at Epsom on Oaks day

Sponsorship scheme an owner’s best bet Resurge recorded his seventh career victory, and fourth at Epsom, when landing the Investec Wealth & Investment Handicap for the second time on his seasonal debut. The eight-year-old, owned by Chris and David Stam, is registered in the SIS ownersponsorship scheme. Sponsorship enables owners to register for, and reclaim VAT, on their racing costs. The next SIS owner-sponsorship scheme begins on July 1. It is very simple to join or renew for the scheme. To qualify, horses must be owned 100% by ROA members. To apply, see the ROA website or contact Keely Brewer in the ROA office (email

Top: Lynn Weeks, Jan Carter, Jim Norkett, Emma Goldsmith and Helen Durkan Above: Brian and Paulette Rousell, Mrs O’Mulloy and John O’Mulloy

Improvements on offer at Brighton Popular seaside racecourse Brighton has brought in a number of improvements for the season ahead. A big screen will be in position opposite the grandstand for all of the remaining meetings in 2013, to complement the plasma televisions in the owners’ and trainers’ facility. A photograph of the winning horse in each race will now be presented to the lad or lass, and the two-year plan to re-introduce on-site accommodation is well underway. This is part of an association between the racecourse and the City College, which will also work to improve the stable yard facilities.


Brighton is also running its own jockeys’ championship, in which the 2013 winner will be treated to the ultimate driving experience at the Porsche Experience Centre at Silverstone. Stuart Dorn, Brighton’s General Manager, said: “At Brighton we are committed to trying to ensure the best experience possible for owners and trainers, as part of the exciting new ARC policy [explained in the June issue]. “To have companies including Porsche on board with our aims is fantastic, as well as being able to offer apprentices a great experience with the refurbishment of the lads and lasses block.”

Members enjoy their visit to Weatherbys During May around 30 ROA members and their guests were treated to a special tour of Weatherbys, the organisation that acts as secretary to the racing industry. Members were guided around several departments and were presented with information explaining the important role that the company plays within racing administration. Following the tour, guests refuelled with a tasty buffet lunch and a glass of wine before a quick question and answer session to round off the afternoon. Feedback from attendees was very positive and the ROA hopes to be able to arrange a similar tour to Weatherbys in 2014.


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MEET THE COUNCIL Stephen Smith, ROA Vice-President What is/was the day job? I am fortunate to be retired. I was Head of Global Strategy for the Seagram Spirits and Wine Group, based in New York. Seagram, of course, sponsored the Grand National and owned Martell, so the Grand National meeting became one of the highlights of my racing year. This included the drama of the 1997 race and the bomb scare, when we had to evacuate 600 global guests. Previously I had various international consumer marketing roles with Seagram, Mars and Procter and Gamble.

Why did you get involved in racing politics and what do you bring to the ROA Council? Since I retired, I have been able to spend more time pursuing my passion for the sport. Standing for the ROA Council six years ago seemed an ideal opportunity to extend that involvement and support both the sport and owners. That year there were six places available and I sneaked on to the Council in sixth place! I hope to bring to the Council both industry knowledge and enthusiasm, along with my business skills and expertise. This hopefully will help contribute to both the debate and the development of practical solutions to the problems and challenges that we face.

How has your background/ upbringing influenced your views? Racing is in my genes; my grandfather, Hector Smith, bred, owned and trained horses at his Gloucestershire stud. The very first horse he owned, The Hack, won at the last Cheltenham Festival held before the war shut down racing in the 1940s. The last horse he bred and raced, Snowshill Sailor, won the Mildmay of Flete at the 1980 Festival, a year after he died. He also bred Windy City, one of the highest rated juveniles since the war. As a small boy, I can remember watching his horses on the gallops at his stud. As a teenager at Cheltenham College, I missed school to attend the Festival; I still have my Junior Cheltenham Members’ badge from 1972! I have been a member ever since and have rarely missed a day at the Festival.

levels achieved in 2009, owners’ overall cost recovery remains at an unacceptable level at 21%, compared with, for example, 54% in France. Secondly, we need to continue to improve the owner’s experience. Both Jockey Club Racecourses and Arena Racing Company have been looking to invest in this area across their courses, and it is hoped this will encourage other tracks to raise the bar.

How long have you owned horses and how much success have you had? I have had interests under both codes for the past 25 years; the first horse I had a share in was Meteor Miss with Peter Cundell. She won at Warwick on her second outing and I was hooked! Imperial Brush with David Elsworth was an effective dual-purpose horse, winning a number of handicap hurdles. Creative Time with Henrietta Knight was my first winner in the family colours at Stratford, while Harris Bay, also with Hen, was the most successful horse I was involved with, winning nine races, including the 2007 United House Gold Cup at Ascot.

“Sandown is a great

course to be associated with and is the ideal venue to introduce novice racegoers”

What are your goals at the ROA? Improving prize-money has to be the number one priority. Whilst hopefully this year we will see a recovery in prize-money towards the peak THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER

Harris Bay (far side) en route to victory in the United House Gold Cup at Ascot

I now own 50% of a couple of horses with Tom George – Ballyallia Man, who has won three chases so far, and a recently purchased French-bred, Henri de Boistron. Of course, there is also a long list of others that were less successful! A Cheltenham winner in the family colours remains an as yet unfulfilled ambition.

Are you involved with any other racing organisations? I am a director of Sandown Park, and was formerly Chairman of the Race Committee at the course. Sandown is a great course to be associated with. Flat or jumps, small or large fields, you are always guaranteed a stirring finish up the Sandown hill. It is also an ideal racecourse to introduce the novice racegoer to the sport, with its natural amphitheatre for viewing and convenient paddock and unsaddling enclosure.

What do you love/hate about racing? As an owner, the winning days are amazing. But for most of us they are infrequent, so the excitement and adrenalin rush of a win must be celebrated and savoured. But with the highs of ownership, there are also the lows, and in particular the dreaded phone call from your trainer that your horse is injured. As a racegoer, I love the excitement and competitiveness of racing at the major festivals, and in particular the challenge of trying to find the long-priced winner of a big field handicap! I also love the variety of our racecourses.

Where would you like the sport to be in five years time? We want a thriving sport offering the racegoer and punter a competitive and appealing spectacle, the owner a fair return in terms of improved prize-money, and an industry that works together to promote and grow the sport. The concern is that the business model will need to change. Since 2008, horses in training have declined 11% and registered owners have declined 14%, yet we maintain around 1450 fixtures a year. As a result, racing is now less competitive, as measured by declining average field sizes. This in turn reduces the attraction to both the betting shop punter and racegoer. We may be able to fine-tune the current race programme to better meet the needs of the reduced horse population, but if not, the number of fixtures may need to be reduced.


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Diary dates and reminders JULY 5 ROA member visit to Andrew Balding’s Kingsclere stables Please note that this tour is fully booked.

JULY 21 Darley Irish Oaks day Free admission at the Curragh for members on production of ROA Horseracing Privilege Card.

JULY 30-AUGUST 3 Glorious Goodwood Richmond Enclosure badge ordering service and hospitality offer for members. The closing date for orders is July 22.

SEPTEMBER 20 Rising Cross (far side) gave her ‘Heading For The Rock’ owners some big days out

Newbury Regional Meeting



ust £18,000 has seen the three partners behind ‘Heading For The Rock’ through into what is now their ninth season of ownership, a remarkable success story built on good decisions and luck. “Our story is the exception rather than the rule,” admits Steve Whelan, who along with Chris Newing, his friend since secondary school, and Geoff Jardine, who Newing got to know through tenpin bowling, have enjoyed an astonishing run for their money. “We put in £6,000 each back in 2004 and have never put a penny more in,” Whelan says. “Our very first horse won four times and was second in a Classic, and we have been remarkably lucky. “We’ve had 12 winners in all, four at Newmarket, and Ascot, and haven’t done badly for three guys with no money!” That first horse was Rising Cross, who the partners liked best from five yearlings they looked at, despite her diminutive size. “Because she was tiny, no-one had bothered to take her, but being new to owning horses, her size didn’t hit us,” explains Whelan. “We could only afford 50% of her, and Dave Nevison, who was involved with the John Best yard, and a person who most know as a pro punter, took the other half.” Three juvenile wins later and the filly was sent to the sales with a reserve of £80,000. The top bid fell just £2,000 short and so Rising Cross returned to Best’s yard. Despite fears she would not train on, Rising Cross dead-heated for the Lupe (pictured), and after all the Oaks trials had been completed, with no standout filly emerging, the partners opted to use £10,000 from the


pot – which before Rising Cross had won as a juvenile had been down to just £500 – to stump up their half of the Oaks supplementary fee. “We had £14,000 in the pot, so the fee to run in the Oaks was quite a lot out of it, but how often do you have the opportunity to run in a Classic?” reasons Whelan. “She finished second to Alexandrova and it was an amazing day out. We sold her to Gary Tanaka subsequently, but obviously it had whetted our appetite. The odds were, of course, we wouldn’t get another like her. “I remember when she won her maiden at Beverley, we were enjoying the hospitality and a woman said she had owned horses for 40

“We put in £6,000

each back in 2004 and have never put a penny more in; we’ve been very lucky” years and had never had a winner, and there we were with our first horse!” The partners then bought Liberty Belle and Relative Order, and after Liberty Belle had won her maiden, in the run-up to Royal Ascot, an offer came in. The partners rejected it, but running in the Albany Stakes “fried her brains” and the filly was never the same again, selling in the end for “two and sixpence”.

Before racing at Newbury.

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Relative Order sprang a 33-1 shock at the Shergar Cup and was also third at Glorious Goodwood. Again an offer came in, and this time the vote, by two to one, was to sell. Feeling flush, three more yearlings were bought, but this time the partners were not so fortunate. Evergreen Dancer cut no ice and was sold for next to nothing, and Midnight Dealer never made the track. Arctic Lynx spent most of his juvenile year “making love to the vet” but has proved the best of the trio by some way, and is still going strong aged six, having moved to Robert Cowell last September for a change of scenery. “Both John and Robert treat smaller owners well; you’re not too much trouble, they’re pleased to see you, and there’s always breakfast or a coffee,” says Whelan. Come the end of the season, Whelan, 59, and his two fellow adventurers will consider whether to add to the pot to prolong their involvement. Whatever they decide, they’ve had a blast, with money-can’t-buy memories founded on next to nothing. THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER

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Flat 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

Ascot York Epsom Downs Newmarket Goodwood Chester Doncaster Sandown Park Newbury Haydock Park Ripon Musselburgh Newcastle Salisbury Ayr Thirsk Ffos Las Pontefract Hamilton Park Warwick Bath Kempton Park Windsor Leicester Carlisle Redcar Nottingham Beverley Catterick Bridge Folkestone Lingfield Park Yarmouth Wolverhampton Brighton Southwell Chepstow Total

Figures for period June 1, 2012 to May 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 (£)


353,536 158,049 139,998 84,871 78,372 73,812 54,327 49,997 48,230 36,288 27,082 25,686 25,642 24,680 23,217 22,144 22,021 19,443 18,839 18,549 17,920 17,550 17,172 16,523 16,108 14,520 14,492 14,454 13,716 12,872 12,655 11,656 11,070 10,662 10,194 9,882 35,235

104,111 88,503 65,855 70,909 65,557 37,162 50,463 49,411 57,746 43,958 22,916 20,974 13,061 22,340 29,429 18,083 9,212 26,364 19,238 16,316 10,110 14,322 20,238 18,941 17,576 15,893 20,752 18,483 13,418 11,143 19,721 16,720 13,782 13,752 14,783 11,488 27,464

147,920 76,090 77,027 77,029 23,145 6,764 35,671 21,415 30,603 14,193 4,430 4,824 6,446 5,503 8,177 5,773 2,766 3,494 3,302 4,441 3,254 3,245 4,974 4,487 4,441 15,199 4,818 3,028 2,477 2,940 2,746 3,035 2,167 2,341 1,806 2,538 14,753

605,567 322,642 283,419 234,204 167,674 118,537 142,163 121,568 140,154 95,657 55,535 54,011 46,908 55,491 61,452 48,293 33,999 50,413 41,941 40,694 32,189 37,026 43,520 41,338 40,813 46,882 41,826 38,310 32,123 27,233 36,768 32,284 28,911 27,224 27,491 24,783 78,911

18 17 13 38 20 15 26 17 16 23 14 15 17 14 14 14 7 16 16 9 22 87 22 16 8 17 17 18 18 9 99 26 122 16 35 12 882

10,900,212 5,484,918 3,684,443 8,899,758 3,353,477 1,778,061 3,696,242 2,005,871 2,242,466 2,159,110 777,490 810,166 797,432 776,868 860,328 676,100 220,995 806,610 671,063 366,250 708,150 3,221,227 957,433 661,412 326,500 796,994 711,049 689,574 578,207 245,100 3,640,065 839,397 3,527,163 435,582 962,184 297,400 69,565,293

349,733 153,294 103,584 92,817 79,590 65,292 60,816 44,834 45,009 32,837 27,740 34,695 24,724 25,041 26,573 22,547 26,327 20,244 19,975 17,030 17,212 16,452 13,677 15,256 18,219 11,551 15,027 15,321 12,504 9,420 12,853 13,030 10,784 9,064 9,503 12,166 34,410

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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 Musselburgh Wetherby Newton Abbot Newcastle Wincanton Cartmel Kelso Fakenham Stratford-on-Avon Taunton Ffos Las Market Rasen Ludlow Wolverhampton Carlisle Exeter Hexham Southwell Doncaster Hereford Fontwell Park Plumpton Uttoxeter Folkestone Worcester Towcester Leicester Lingfield Park Bangor-on-Dee Huntingdon 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 (£)


236,956 234,496 109,586 87,068 67,068 44,662 42,259 32,818 28,026 27,256 26,551 24,399 23,456 23,197 21,429 21,121 19,925 19,845 19,524 19,139 18,722 18,640 18,604 18,485 17,500 16,779 14,605 14,272 13,983 13,969 13,925 13,702 13,196 12,745 10,384 10,000 9,813 9,682 9,543 9,467 9,412 7,654 5,470 31,022

100,692 113,770 72,839 68,647 64,629 49,865 60,345 43,855 21,133 36,116 25,558 29,776 23,175 20,718 26,086 30,101 16,756 27,134 20,980 17,713 22,323 19,860 20,050 24,239 24,500 24,175 26,133 12,124 15,051 37,507 8,071 15,669 21,214 15,757 11,470 14,001 12,827 23,781 21,157 18,715 22,294 19,173 28,813 28,915

60,830 62,860 16,877 16,573 13,740 9,715 14,798 11,678 1,841 6,863 6,904 4,632 4,466 0 3,689 4,569 4,600 3,203 0 4,131 4,726 3,836 4,069 4,654 0 3,864 4,613 2,081 3,034 6,198 3,004 2,852 3,611 4,050 2,179 3,308 2,717 3,394 1,966 2,236 3,532 2,596 2,695 7,234

398,478 411,126 199,301 172,289 145,858 104,550 117,402 88,831 51,000 70,665 59,663 59,933 51,791 43,915 52,679 57,133 41,281 51,432 40,504 41,514 45,771 42,336 43,386 47,664 42,000 44,818 46,582 28,795 32,911 57,674 25,943 32,771 38,256 33,269 24,033 28,637 25,638 37,571 32,665 30,618 35,861 29,422 36,978 67,616

15 8 7 7 10 13 10 10 12 7 12 8 17 15 8 17 10 12 9 16 13 18 19 14 1 11 13 11 14 9 7 23 14 23 3 16 16 7 9 13 13 14 9 512

5,977,171 3,289,010 1,395,107 1,279,859 1,385,649 1,359,151 1,174,016 888,315 612,000 494,652 715,950 479,462 880,442 658,729 421,434 971,261 412,809 617,189 364,534 664,230 595,022 740,879 824,327 667,298 42,000 492,999 605,569 316,742 460,750 519,066 181,600 753,724 535,590 765,185 72,100 458,187 410,214 263,000 293,983 398,032 466,194 411,914 332,800 34,648,145

209,617 227,073 122,357 81,366 56,975 45,908 43,018 28,208 24,235 10,368 24,676 17,126 20,465 20,099 20,611 23,753 20,001 23,557 16,563 15,745 19,094 18,400 18,575 14,720 0 14,665 13,856 7,529 10,806 26,363 15,453 11,988 11,714 14,105 9,997 10,546 7,410 8,799 11,657 14,856 13,046 9,040 5,558 29,061


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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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TBA FORUM The special section for TBA members

TBA boosting student interest in thoroughbred breeding industry In line with the objectives of the TBA’s Education and Employment Committee, the TBA recently completed a series of visits and presentations to colleges offering equine courses, with the goal of stimulating an interest in the thoroughbred breeding industry and careers within it, and promoting racing as a sport to become involved with. Six-hundred students from 15 colleges around the UK, ranging from Preston to Maidenhead and Aberystwyth to Norwich, took advantage of the opportunity to learn about the structure of the breeding industry and life on a stud farm as well as the potential job opportunities available. Members of the TBA Next Generation Committee joined in on the visits and presentations, offering their own perspectives on how to secure employment and follow a career in the

industry as well as stimulating interest in the TBA Next Generation Club. Students ranged from those who knew nothing about racing and breeding to some with serious career aspirations in need of help to get a foot in the door. The visits have been enthusiastically received by college tutors, who recognise the importance of providing students with the opportunity to develop their interests and explore career options. Annie Bishop, Equine Lecturer at Abingdon and Witney College in partnership with Oxford Brookes University, said: “The TBA/NGC presentation and question and answer session at Oxford Brookes provided our first-year BSc Equine Science and Thoroughbred Management students with a valuable opportunity to further their knowledge about the racing and breeding industry directly from people who have an in-

depth knowledge of what goes on behind the scenes. The presentation included an insight into the array of fascinating and rewarding careers available and also gave students the opportunity to start building direct links with industry to help them plan their future career. “Oxford Brookes in partnership with Abingdon and Witney College believes that networking with industry specialists is crucial to the students building a successful career.” The TBA is convinced that it is vital to encourage and educate young people about thoroughbred breeding, particularly those who might otherwise be unaware that it offers the chance to develop a lifelong passion and a career. Further college visits are planned from autumn 2013 onwards, as part of the TBA’s objective to promote thoroughbred breeding and racing to as wide an audience as possible.

EFTBA Chairman praises the strength of European racing The 19th Annual General Meeting of the European Federation of Thoroughbred Breeders’ Associations was held on Sunday, May 12 at Longchamp racecourse, France, where more than 30 delegates from European thoroughbred breeding countries attended. The TBA was represented by Chairman Richard Lancaster, CEO Louise Kemble and Veterinary Advisor James Crowhurst MRCVS. During his speech, Chairman Rhydian Morgan-Jones praised the strength of European-bred horses and European racing despite numerous challenges, saying: “We have to ensure racing and breeding remains an ambition for people – it is vital for our business.” However, he did not dismiss the many serious issues faced by European racing and breeding countries, such as decreasing returns from gambling revenues in many nations, and the recent scandals with performance-enhancing drugs. Referring to the important role played by the European Federation, he said: “It is my belief that there is a greater need for European co-operation than there has ever been. Recent upturns in sales prices in


bloodstock mask underlying problems, and it is right that we rise to address them.” A meeting of the EFTBA Veterinary Committee was held prior to the AGM and it identified a number of areas where the EFTBA could expand on thoroughbred representation at both EU and international level, particularly in the area of horse health and movement. The committee also reviewed DNA and performance profiling progress since an

Lord Grimthorpe accepts the EFTBA award from Rhydian Morgan-Jones

initial high-level meeting in 2012 to address this new challenge. Routine matters included a review of members’ disease reports and ongoing efforts to achieve harmonisation of forensic testing at sales. Richard Lancaster said: “The EFTBA AGM provides an opportunity to renew links with the growing number of key industry representatives in Europe. The TBA is particularly focused on developments in the EU affecting our industry, and membership of EFTBA is extremely useful to monitor EU activity from a wider perspective. “Collectively the European thoroughbred breeding industry represents a significant voice. We need to support the smaller European breeding nations and should not lose sight of the positive opportunities that working together can generate.” The EFTBA annual award is also given each year at the AGM to honour an individual who has, over the years, played an inspiring, important and lasting role in developing and sustaining the European thoroughbred racing and breeding industry. The 2013 award was accepted on behalf of HRH Prince Khalid Abdullah by his racing manager, Lord Grimthorpe.


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RoR/TBA Retrained Racehorse Challenge Series The Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association is delighted to confirm that recently retired former champion trainer John Dunlop has agreed to be the TBA Ambassador with regard to Retraining of Racehorses. The TBA is sponsoring the 2013 RoR/TBA Retrained Racehorse Challenge, a series of showing classes for ex-racehorses and, in order to promote this exciting initiative, have secured the expertise of Dunlop, one of the country’s leading producers of show horses and a current RoR judge. With his wealth of knowledge it is anticipated that this will help broaden awareness of these opportunities for horses once their racing days are over. Dunlop, a founding trustee of the Moorcroft Racehorse Welfare Centre, has many years of experience owning and producing horses for the show ring. His first major success came with Just William when winning Cob of the Year at Wembley in 1991 and Dunlop is still in demand as a judge on the county circuit, especially with hunter youngstock. This experience has seen him take on the role as RoR judge and, with the popularity of these classes having grown substantially

over recent years, the numbers of horses presented before the judges has increased. Although the horses are all ex-racehorses, the types vary hugely dependant on age and the length of time they have been out of training. Dunlop believes that judges find that the competitors are often only too

“Riders and owners deserve huge recognition for the time and effort put into retraining”

happy to discuss their horse whilst in the ring and he will ask the age and for any racing career information to help gauge his impression of the horse. The RoR/TBA Retrained Racehorse Challenge series requires the competitors to jump a short course of rustic or coloured jumps before carrying out an individual

show. Any thoroughbred that has raced in Great Britain and is registered with Weatherbys in the General Stud Book can compete in the classes provided that they are registered with the RoR (a one-off fee of £10). With the Challenge Series, unlike the Show Series, any injuries that have been sustained from racing, for example bowed tendons and filled or enlarged joints, will be overlooked by the judging panel, thus enabling horses to be shown that might be penalised in other classes. Dunlop has been pleasantly surprised with the level of horsemanship and the high standard of production witnessed in the RoR classes whilst officiating and believes that the riders and owners deserve huge recognition for the amount of time and effort put into retraining these horses for a career after racing. Approximately 30 qualifiers are held around the country and will culminate in the RoR TBA Retrained Racehorse Challenge Final at Windsor Horse Show in 2014. A full list of show dates can be found on the TBA website. To find out more about the work of the RoR, please visit

RoR/TBA Retrained Racehorse Challenge Series Winners April 18 – College EC Spring Show, Bedford BLUE JAVA (Bluegrass Prince (IRE) – Java Bay (Statoblest)) – Sonya Fitch-Peyton Race record: Trained by Hughie Morrison, raced under rules 46 times, won 5, placed 9 May 18 – Shropshire County Show, Shropshire THE GREY GANDER (IRE) (Environment Friend – Burren View (IRE) (Mazaad)) – Mrs A Creighton Race record: Trained by Matthew Salaman, raced under rules once, won 0, placed 0 May 24 – Norfolk Festival of Showing at Houghton International, Norfolk SIR CHARLIE HUTCH (GER) (Spartacus (IRE) – Susan (IRE) (Pips Pride)) – Hetty Stearn Race record: Trained by Alan Swinbank, raced under rules twice, won 0, placed 1 May 25-26 – Hertfordshire County Show, Hertfordshire MURAT (FR) (Useful (FR) – La Marianne (FR) (Don Roberto (USA)) – Zoey Bird Race record: Trained by Martin Pipe, raced under rules 10 times, won 0, placed 3 May 26 – Heathfield & District Agricultural Show, East Sussex HONOURABLE SPIDER (Nomadic Way (USA) – Baroness Spider (Baron Blakeney)) – S Bull Race record: Trained by Suzy Bull, raced under rules 7 times, won 2, placed 1 May 26 – Hambleton Show, Yorkshire WHATCANYASAY (Prince Daniel (USA) – Snowys Pet (Petong)) – Robyn Grey Race record: Trained by Evelyn Stack, raced under rules 46, won 4, placed 4 May 26 – Strathmore & District Riding Club, Perthshire FULLANDBY (IRE) (Monashee Mountain (USA) – Ivory Turner (Efisio)) – Aimee Gardiner Race record: Trained by Tim Etherington, raced under rules 70, won 10, placed 16



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Book your place for the seminar Last call for members to take up their free place at this year’s TBA seminar ‘The Bloodstock Market Today’, being held on Thursday, July 25 at Tattersalls, Park Paddocks, Newmarket. The programme boasts an impressive line-up of industry experts on the sale and purchase of foals, yearlings and racehorses in the UK and overseas, as well as updates on the current UK thoroughbred population and the economic climate in which the breeding industry operates. The afternoon will be given over to veterinary experts who will provide insights into issues that affect all commercial breeders. Speakers on the day are: • John Warren, John Warren Bloodstock • Paul Thorman, Trickledown Stud • Dr John McVeigh, Baker & McVeigh

• Geoff Lane, FRCVS • Alastair Donald, SackvilleDonald • Paul Greeves, Weatherbys • Adrian Crichton, Weatherbys Bank • Dr Peter Webbon, Animal Health Trust There will be plenty of opportunities to question speakers closely during discussion sessions throughout the day, which runs from 10am to 4pm, and which includes refreshments and a buffet lunch. All TBA members are entitled to one free place per membership, with additional places at £45/head for TBA guests and £65 for nonmembers. Contact Christine Standley at Stanstead House on 01638 66132 or email for further information.

Stars of Tomorrow National Hunt Show National Hunt breeders – do not miss out! Time is running out fast for entries to the inaugural Stars of Tomorrow National Hunt Show, which is being held at Bangor-on-Dee racecourse, on Tuesday, July 23 from 12 noon. Entries will be taken up to Monday, July 8 and there are no entry fees for this year’s event. With classes for both colts and fillies, the foals will be shown with their dams, but only the foal will be judged, in the

opinion of the judges, on its potential to make a good racehorse, as assessed by leading bloodstock professionals from England, Ireland and France. Entry forms from Stanstead House on 01638 661321 or email Following the afternoon’s show, there is a barbecue and evening’s racing. TBA members can gain free entry to the racecourse on production of their TBA membership card.

Benefit of membership in focus: Breeders’ Badge Scheme All full TBA members are entitled to FREE racecourse entry to watch horses that they have bred at more than 1,000 fixtures, at 57 racecourses across the country. Members of the scheme, which is free to join, will be provided with a Horseracing Privilege Photo Passcard, to which all breeding names will automatically be linked. A list of horses that a member has bred and anticipates to be running needs to be returned to Weatherbys annually through the application form, which is available from Stanstead House. The membership on the


card runs from May 1 through to April 30 and a photo passcard is required (for stud or joint business names, a photo is not required). This card will need to be renewed annually and forms are distributed by Stanstead House in March. This scheme is available only to current TBA members and if membership lapses, so too will access to the scheme, which has its own helpdesk and can be contacted on 01933 270333. A full list of the racecourses and the fixtures involved is available on the TBA website,

Passport review could put thoroughbred sector at risk Chief Executive Louise Kemble joined the Equine Sector Council Steering Group’s meeting with Lord de Mauley, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for DEFRA, on May 22 to discuss progress relating to the review of the role and requirements of Passport Issuing Organisations (PIO) and the non-thoroughbred industry’s calls for a new Central Equine Database. The Steering Group’s message to DEFRA had five strands: support for mandatory universal micro-chipping; a centralised approach to re-issuing passports; a central equine database; consignor responsibility and accountability; and simplicity of delivery to secure the engagement of owners. Following the announcement from Brussels that member states should adopt a single PIO, the thoroughbred industry’s previously secure position now looks under threat. It is essential that the issuing process and quality of thoroughbred passports, which are already compliant with EC rules, are not compromised by these proposals. Whilst this will be difficult to balance against the thoroughbred industry’s needs to retain its own PIO, the equine sector’s message was that there is urgent need to simplify the passport-issuing process with just one PIO for all equines, the creation of a central database supported with real enforcement and education and communication. The challenge will, therefore, be to find a way through this situation and the Chief Executive has ensured that the thoroughbred industry’s concerns were raised with ministers and officials at this meeting, whilst the European and Mediterranean Stud Book Committee co-chairmen Paul Greeves and Roland Devolz have written to the EU Commissioner on the matter. We need to follow developments closely, working with our European partners and contacts.


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East Regional Day

Trainer Roger Varian on Warren Hill with TBA members who were well wrapped up to face a bracing spring morning

Forty-three members attended the Eastern Regional Day on Thursday, May 23. The day comprised a trip to Warren Hill to view some of Roger Varianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s horses on the gallops, where TBA members were lucky enough to see a daughter of the 1,000 Guineas winner Ameerat in action. The gallops trip was followed by a tour of the yard at Kremlin House by assistant trainer David Eustace. Before leaving for racing at Sandown Park, Roger tipped his subsequent

winner Mutashaded. He also informed members of a horse to watch in Mushir, a twoyear-old colt by Oasis Dream out of the Storm Cat mare Shimah. After a good lunch at The Three Blackbirds in Woodditton, the coach unloaded at Hamilton Hill, home to Darleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pre-training yard, managed by Kate Grimwade. Here members were treated to a tour of the fantastic facilities. The group was shown the equine

Kate Grimwade, right, talks through the Darley spa facility


spas before seeing the Seawalker in action. The day finished with a visit to Rossdales Equine Hospital, where all aspects of the centre were shown to members, notably the bone scanner, MRI and operating theatres. Despite the inclement weather, members had a thoroughly enjoyable day. Our thanks go to our hosts and to the East Regional Chairman Andrew Mead, who helped to organise an excellent day.

The bone scanner at the high-tech Rossdales Equine Hospital


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will provide mare owners with an excellent A stock. opportunity to showcase their young The show commences at 12 noon,Awith a barbecue and evening racing afterwards. Further information is available on the website or email Rob Davey –

A visit to Llety Farms near Carmarthen with optional evening racing at Ffos Las.



TBA Annual Seminar – ‘The Bloodstock Market Today’

Diary dates MONDAY, JULY 1

South West Regional Day A visit to the historic training facilities at Manton, home to Classic-winning trainer Brian Meehan.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 10 TBA Annual General Meeting This year’s TBA AGM will commence at 5pm at the Jockey Club Rooms, Newmarket. With guest speaker, BHA Chief Executive Paul Bittar.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 10 TBA Awards Presentation Evening This year’s breeders’ awards evening will be held at the Jockey Club Rooms, Newmarket. The evening will begin with a drinks reception at 6.30pm, followed by the awards presentation and a fork buffet. Guest speaker on the evening will be longstanding BBC rugby commentator, Ian Robertson, who will have just got back from commentating on the tour to Australia of the British & Irish Lions. Members were sent invitations to apply for tickets in May, which are priced at £50 each, including VAT. Numbers are strictly limited and places will be allocated on a ‘first come, first served basis’. To avoid disappointment return your application as soon as possible to Stanstead House.

This year’s seminar will take place at Tattersalls, Park Paddocks with registration and coffee at 9.30am. Further information is available on the website or email Christine Standley –

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 Open Regional Day A visit to the Royal Paddocks at Hampton Court, lunch in the Tiltyard restaurant, followed by a private tour of the Palace and the Royal Collection.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 North Regional Day A visit to Richard Ford’s Lancashire Racing Stables, and the Oakhill Veterinary Centre, followed by lunch and a guest speaker.

TBA NEW MEMBERS Ms P Avison, North Yorkshire; A Bull, London; Ms M J Clark, Roxburghshire; W D Corless, Merseyside; Mrs A de Weck, Wiltshire; J Grantham, Hampshire; C Humber, Guernsey; Mrs E Parker, South Yorkshire; Ms S J Rayner, Hampshire; T Shally Snr, Derbyshire; S H Shirley-Beavan, Hawick; and Mrs G B Walford, Yorkshire. OVERSEAS Brigadier Abdul Razak Alshahwarzi, Oman.



Stars of Tomorrow National Hunt Show, Bangor-on-Dee racecourse

Charles O P Hanbury, Gloucestershire; Mrs Naylor, Derbyshire; and Josh Schwartz, Northants.

A new initiative by the TBA this year, the show


Scottish Regional Day By Tim Finch, Scottish Regional Chairman On Tuesday, June 4, the Scottish Region met at North Allerton Farm, the home of Linda Perratt, Scotland’s premier female Flat trainer. The members were greeted, on arrival, with a large bucks fizz and a delicious assortment of goodies. Linda is busy transforming her farm into a high-class training establishment and, having viewed second lot we were escorted by Linda to her five-furlong all-weather gallop, set in scenery. The string breathtaking came past twice and was then encored to do a third canter. Members then adjourned to the yard, where they were given a demonstration of Linda’s new six-horse walker, the envy of most of the guests. After a most informative tour of the yard and horses, the guests were invited to sample another bucks fizz before going on to the local hotel for lunch. Prior to lunch, members were entertained by Bill Harvey, with a most informative and amusing talk. It was late afternoon before the day came to an end. We’d like to say a very big thank you to Linda and her hardworking staff for making our day so enjoyable.


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Reform of Employment Tribunal Rules of Procedure By Shelley North, Taylor Vinters New rules aimed at streamlining the employment tribunal process will make employment tribunals easier to understand, more efficient and will help to weed out weak claims. In November 2011, as part of its aim to reform the employment tribunal system, the government asked the then outgoing President of the Employment Appeal Tribunal, Lord Justice Underhill, to carry out a review of the Employment Tribunal Rules of Procedure. As a result of this review, the rules have been redrafted and are intended to come into force this summer. Robust case management and early determination of cases is a key theme of the new rules and this will be of interest to any employer who has ever faced employment tribunal proceedings. There will be a review stage at the outset of

proceedings. If the claim has not been submitted in a sensible form or is considered an abuse of the process, then the judge will have the power to reject the claim. If this step is taken the tribunal will notify the claimant, but also provide the claimant with the opportunity to resubmit the claim correctly. A rejection is therefore not a strike out and so unfortunately the review process is unlikely to put a complete end to spurious claims. However, it is plausible that some disingenuous or speculative claimants faced with a rejection letter may be put off from continuing. Another interesting proposal is the â&#x20AC;&#x153;timetablingâ&#x20AC;? of hearings. This rule would allow tribunals to set timetables for oral evidence and submissions and to enforce these by guillotines where necessary. Any employer who has been involved in a tribunal hearing that did not conclude in the allotted

timeframe (with the costly and inconvenient result of being required to attend again some months later) will welcome such an approach. In addition to these changes, ministers have committed to introducing a fee paying process into the employment tribunal from the end of July. Claimants will be expected to pay a fee to commence an employment tribunal claim or submit a remission application. The TBA provides legal support to members in the form of a series of fact sheets and sample policies which are available on the TBA website â&#x20AC;&#x201C; In addition, a quarterly employment law newsletter is emailed to all members, which draws attention to legal issues of note which may impact on employers. The next newsletter will be issued at the beginning of July 2013.

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Ashbrittle Stud & Mark Dixon

Fourth generation Oaks runner Talent on her way to post

James Rowsell’s Ashbrittle Stud has been in existence only for a decade and although Oaks winner Talent was foaled, raised and broken in at this establishment in Somerset under the supervision of stud manager Brendan Boyle (Ashbrittle receives a supply of TRM’s world famous Calphormin plus a bottle of premium Irish whiskey), her background is indelibly linked with her other joint-breeder. Mark Dixon, from Wallingford in Oxfordshire, is the nephew of the late Dick Hollingsworth, who died in 2001. At Arches Hall Stud in Hertfordshire, he proved to be one of the most successful owner/breeders of his generation but was interested only in middle-distance and staying horses, gaining a solitary English Classic victory with Talent’s third dam Bireme in the 1980 Oaks. Had Talent carried the crimson and silver braid colours at Epsom that Mark Dixon inherited from his uncle instead of Ashbrittle’s silks, there would have been trouble at mill, as Talent’s better fancied stablemate and runner-up Secret Gesture sported the almost identical claret and gold braid (complete with tassel) registered by her new joint-owner, Qatar Racing. Remarkably, Talent’s first three dams, Prowess, Yawl and Bireme, all competed in the Oaks. Talent belongs to the first crop of Derby winner New Approach and her tail female line is inundated with Classic middledistance stallions. Of her first seven dams, three are by Arc winners,

Prowess (by Peintre Celebre), Yawl (by Rainbow Quest) and Ripeck (by Ribot) and two by Derby winners, Bireme (by Grundy) and Felsetta (by Felstead). The remaining two were by the champion broodmare sires Big Game and Nearco. Bireme was in retirement when Mark Dixon inherited the majority of the Arches Hall Stud broodmare band, and Yawl was one of them. Winner of the Rockfel Stakes, she never recaptured her form after being injured in the Oaks. Prowess, the first offspring that she produced for her new owner, was successful in a York maiden and third in the Cheshire Oaks. Now owned jointly by Ashbrittle Stud and Dixon, she has three progeny of racing age, Skilful (by Selkirk), who won a valuable handicap at Ascot last autumn, Talent, and Much Promise (by Invincible Spirit), a two-yearold filly trained, like Skilful, by John Gosden. Just as Mark Dixon declined to sell his family racing colours to Sheikh Fahad Al Thani, he and James Rowsell intend to keep Talent and her yearling sister. However, the colt foal by Fastnet Rock out of Prowess could be going to Tattersalls’ December Sale. (Ashbrittle Stud, pages XX to XX)


Brian Haggas May 18 was a special day for Yorkshire owner/breeder Brian Haggas, with Beaten Up winning the Group 1 Doomben Cup in Australia and his halfbrother Harris Tweed finishing runner-up in the Listed Aston Park Stakes at Newbury, where he had won the Group 3 John Porter Stakes last season. Their dam, Frog, has proved a fine broodmare as within the space of three years she produced not only Harris Tweed (by Hernando) and Beaten Up (by Beat Hollow), but also Vow (by Motivator). Sold as a yearling from Highclere Stud for 60,000gns, Vow finished fourth in last year’s Oaks after winning the Lingfield Oaks Trial. Last season all three were in training with Brian’s son William, as was their now three-year-old half-sister Tweed (by Sakhee). The dam, whom William Haggas saddled to score five times as a three-year-old, died foaling a Sir Percy filly (named Tadpole) in 2012. Brian Haggas paid 16,000gns for Frog as a yearling in 1994 as he had been so impressed when seeing her brilliant relative Girl Friend win the Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville. Recently he bought back Frog’s treblewinning daughter Froglet, who is by the William Haggas-trained Derby winner Shaamit.

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Excellent visit to one of Britain’s newest trainers

Diary Dates... SUNDAY, JULY 21 Trip to Robert Waley-Cohen’s Upton Viva Stud We really are very lucky this year to have so many good events and this is yet another jewel. Cheltenham Gold Cup and dual King George winner Long Run will be the star of the show amongst a host of retired stars and high-class broodmares and youngstock. Upton Viva Stud is near to Stratford-on-Avon and there is racing that afternoon at the Warwickshire track, where NGC members have been spoilt again with complimentary badges and the use of a box for the afternoon, courtesy of Stratford racecourse.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5 Trip to visit Frankel at Banstead Manor Stud followed by racing at Newmarket A special opportunity for members to see the world’s best racehorse of the modern era after completing his first season at Juddmonte’s Banstead Manor Stud. The afternoon’s card at the Rowley Mile features the Group 3 Cornwallis Stakes.

Olly Stevens, left, chats with NGC members alongside his gallop at Robins Farm


wenty NGC members were treated to a superb morning on Saturday, May 25 at the Sheikh Fahad Al Thaniowned Robins Farm in Chiddingfold, Surrey, where first-season trainer Olly Stevens and his wife Hetta have made a flying start to their inaugural season. Olly and Hetta spent a number of years as assistant trainers in America (Olly with Kellyn Gorder and Hetta with Michael Dickinson, Dale Romans and then Kellyn Gorder) before returning home and it was fascinating to hear

how their ‘American flare’ has influenced their training techniques – it is certainly working, judged on their success at Royal Ascot with two-year-old Extortionist in the Windsor Castle. Sheikh Fahad’s retained second jockey Harry Bentley was present and we were lucky enough to see him put a number of youngsters through their paces. At Goodwood later in the day, Olly very kindly invited the NGC members into the paddock before the two-year-old maiden in which one of their juvenile debutantes put up

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a highly encouraging performance. Many thanks to Olly and Hetta for hosting our members and also to Goodwood racecourse who so kindly provided badges, which were much appreciated by all.

European young breeders’ day in France We are delighted to be able to offer members of the NGC the chance to attend the inaugural European Young Breeders’ Day, which is to be held at Deauville in Normandy on Saturday, August 10. It is a great opportunity to work with the Young French TBA (L’Asso Des Jeunes Eleveurs) as well as the Young ITBA (YITBA) in a commonly-shared goal of attracting more young people into our exhilarating sport. A big thank you in advance to L’Asso Des


Jeunes Eleveurs for planning such a great day and we aim to reciprocate next year. The European Young Breeders’ Day will feature a buffet lunch at the Young Breeders’ Marquee ‘Jardin des Balances’, access to the parade ring, as well as racecourse entry for both the Saturday (Prix de Pomone) and the Sunday, which features the prestigious Prix Jacques le Marois. There is a small fee of €15 per person. Obviously we are always trying to

encourage as many new people as possible to attend NGC events, but in this case especially it is a great opportunity for young professionals from the racing and breeding industries alike who haven’t been racing in France before to sample beautiful Deauville and its surroundings. All those who are interested in attending, please contact Carrie Cherry at the TBA by email on or telephone 01638 661321.


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EVENTS UPDATE... Silks Ball Since the last issue of Owner & Breeder, a very enjoyable Silks Ball was held at Market Rasen racecourse. The ball is likely to have raised in the region of £5,000. Huge thanks must go to Pip Kirkby who organised the event on our behalf.

Helping those within racing’s broad church Reverend Graham Locking is extending racing’s chaplaincy services to cover York, Ascot and Windsor racecourses

Newmarket Raceday – August 17 Racing Welfare's Charity Raceday will feature an eight-race card, three of which will be televised and one of which is a mile charity race. At the time of writing, three places are still available for this. Confirmed riders are: John Reddington, Alice Dudbridge, Rachel Flynn, Wendy Hartburn, Maurice McCarthy, Alision Royston, Rodger Sargent, Stephen Dunn and Dennie Sharrock. Further sponsorship opportunities are available and interested parties should contact Lesley Graham, Chief Executive of Racing Welfare at

Worcester Racecourse – July 30 Worcester is kindly organising a charity raffle and bucket shake in aid of Racing Welfare. There will be lots of great prizes on offer during this evening of NH racing.

Bangor-on-Dee – November 13 The Trustees of The Anne, Duchess of Westminster’s charity have generously chosen Racing Welfare to be the recipient charity of this year’s raceday. The Duchess of Westminster loved Bangor-on-Dee racecourse and was a regular visitor so the Trustees feel it is a very fitting location to run her commemorative race. There will be a champagne reception followed by a three-course lunch, seven races and afternoon tea. Tickets cost £85, which includes an entry badge and racecard. For further details please contact Tansy Challis on 01638 560763 or email

Countryside Day – Nov 15 Cheltenham racecourse has chosen Racing Welfare as the recipient charity. For further details contact Tansy Challis (see above).

Traditionally, a chaplain is ‘the minister appointed to provide pastoral care in an institution’. It is, perhaps, debatable whether the racing industry can be described as an institution, but there is no doubt that the chaplaincy scheme, set up in partnership with Racing Welfare, has been a great success. The Reverend Graham Locking has become very much part of the racing scene, appearing on the gallops and making regular appearances in training yards, studs, UK racecourses, the British Racing School, the New Astley Club and

any other location where he may encounter members of the racing industry who may need his services. As to what the services comprise, it’s a very wide remit and Graham works hard to ensure that they are as comprehensive and effective as possible. His objective, at all times, is to provide emotional and psychological support both during every day life and at times of personal crisis or need. He works closely with our Welfare Officers at Racing Welfare and has been integral in guiding staff through such as issues as


Housing update Racing Welfare’s housing association, Racing Homes, has a portfolio of over 160 properties nationwide that provide affordable housing for those working in, or retired from, the racing industry. The most recently completed project was Rous Memorial Court, a £1.8m conversion of the former Rous Memorial Hospital. This development comprises a collection of 16 flats, designed specifically to accommodate the needs of retired racing staff. The flats are all now occupied, one of them by newly-weds Sid and Jean Jeffcoate. Sid and Jean, both 74, were married at the Jockey Club on April 16. Sid has worked in racing all of his adult life and has received a great deal of help from Racing Welfare, following numerous accidents and injuries. Currently, they are both hardworking volunteers for the charity. Racing Homes has also secured the purchase of a property in Malton in order to develop

Sid and Jean, both 74, tie the knot safe, supported accommodation for young stable staff in the North Yorkshire racing centre. This follows the tragedy of two young jockeys losing their lives as the result of a fire in flats at Norton, near to Malton, in 2009. The property, formerly a solicitor’s office and granted residential change of use, will comprise a Racing Welfare office, from which our welfare team will work, six bedrooms, a communal lounge, kitchen and bathroom. Racing Welfare has just heard that outline planning consent has been granted for its proposed development of 21 units of retirement accommodation at Howard de Walden Way in Newmarket.

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YOU CAN HELP TODAY CALL 01638 560763 Our supporters go to great heights – and lengths – to raise money


Reverend Graham Locking talks to trainer Roger Charlton at Newmarket bereavement, relationship problems, alcohol addiction and substance abuse. On occasions, his support is needed by individuals over a long period, and this requires the development of a relationship based on trust. Although most of his work is in Newmarket, which is home to the highest concentration of stud and stable staff in the UK, he also travels to

other centres and is currently focusing on the establishment of additional chaplaincy services. Initiatives have been implemented at York, Ascot and Windsor, and Graham’s ultimate aim is to set up a chaplaincy service at all UK racecourses, as he feels it is of great importance to all racegoers and racing staff who might be in need for a variety of reasons.

Phil Wright, Head Lad to Harry Dunlop in Lambourn, is taking part in the ‘Race to the Stones’ to raise money for Racing Welfare. This covers 10km of the ancient Ridgeway Path which he plans to complete in less than 24 hours. Together with friend Tom Connors, he has been training through the night – as if he doesn’t have enough to do with a full time job as a head lad. It’s amazing the lengths to which people will go in order to support Racing Welfare and it is very much appreciated. For example, Wayne Burton is planning to throw himself out of a plane to raise funds. Wayne sustained head injuries and a T4/5 complete spinal injury at Exeter on March 4, 2008. He wants to show how much he values the work of Racing Welfare. For further information or to sponsor these great supporters, please visit and

Pride of Racing Awards

Trips to the races proving popular It might be assumed that after a lifetime in racing, or the need to leave the industry because of accident or injury, a racecourse would be low on the list of favourite days out. Not so! Our beneficiaries seem to enjoy nothing more than a trip to the races or other racing-related venues. On May 22, Racing Welfare organised an outing for 32 beneficiaries from the East Anglia region to spend an afternoon at Huntingdon racecourse, followed on July 25 by a trip to Great Yarmouth, with the track donating 57 premier badges. For those whose preference is sun (hopefully) and sea, an excursion to Felixstowe is planned for August 22, providing an opportunity for a paddle or a wander around the shops. On May 14, Rowan Hyde and Sarah Hopkins from Racing Welfare’s Lambourn office accompanied 40 retired staff from their W area on a day trip to Newmarket, starting with


a tour of the Horseracing Museum which everyone found very interesting; one or two even showed their prowess on the equiciser! The museum provided a delicious buffet lunch which was also attended by Terri Griffiths and Simone Sear from the Newmarket office. After feasting on the famous Newmarket sausages, the group participated in a very informative tour of the National Stud. It was quite a challenge for the tour guides when they discovered they had a coach full of experts! The day was rounded off with tea and cakes in the fine National Stud coffee shop prior to the long trip back to Lambourn. The transport and associated costs for these events are borne by Racing Welfare, whose Welfare Officers provide help and assistance on the trips. These breaks from routine are greatly welcomed by those who participate, and form part of Racing Welfare’s commitment to support racing staff from recruitment into retirement.

Racing Welfare’s Pride of Racing Awards, supported by Betfair, recognises those people who make British racing special and contribute to the success of the industry. The Awards acknowledge and celebrate one-off acts of generosity and heroism, or long term dedication and commitment, not just in the workplace or on the racetrack but throughout all areas of the racing industry. Nominations can be made until Wednesday, July 31. Any individual can be nominated with details of why they deserve public recognition for enhancing our sport and helping to make British racing special. An independent panel of judges will shortlist the final two nominees for each category and the winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Saturday, September 28 at Haydock Park racecourse. To register a nomination, or for more information on the five award categories, v visit To receive a printable version of the nomination form email or call 01638 560763.

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Limb fractures in the racehorse Modern surgical techniques offer far greater chances of a return to the racecourse


istorically, fractures in horses have been an emotive issue clouded by the assumption that they were inevitably life-threatening and frequently life-ending. However, with appropriate management, including use of modern diagnostic and surgical techniques, this is far from the truth. The majority of fractures incurred by horses in training are sports injuries, not unlike a footballer rupturing a cruciate ligament or an athlete tearing an Achilles tendon. Recovery for performance, even at the highest level, is now commonplace. From my own cases, horses that had fractures repaired in 2012 have at the time of writing (May 2013) won six Group races, including three at Group 1 level in 2013. This is the first of two articles. It will outline how and why fractures occur and the importance of emergency support. Part two will discuss current treatments and expectations. Fractures of the skull and spine are almost exclusively associated with jump racing falls. They are unpredictable and their implications determined principally by associated nerve damage. This article is restricted to fractures of the limbs which, although most common in training and racing thoroughbreds, are seen also in other horse sports with animals moving at speed. Depending on their nature, falls can cause other high-energy single event (monotonic) fractures in the limbs. Most other fractures that occur in training and racing are fatigue injuries in which the breakdown of bone infrastructure results from cumulative stress/strain imbalance. This in turn may have occurred over a long period of time or during the course of a single piece of exercise.

Training to prevent fractures Bone is a composite material. Although it is commonly thought that bone strength is a result of its mineral (principally calcium) content, this is incorrect. Mechanical strength is provided by collagen (a protein) fibres and their cross links, as in tendons. The mineral component provides rigidity. In this manner bone is similar to reinforced concrete; steel provides strength and concrete stiffness. There is compelling scientific and epidemiological data that support the benefit/protective effect of stress adaptation, i.e. training in preventing fractures. Failure of adaptation and/or fatigue of supporting soft tissues (muscles, tendons, ligaments and joint capsules) predisposes to fractures by exposing bone to forces beyond its ultimate


strength (point of failure). Forces applied to bone vary according to their magnitude, frequency, duration and direction. Thus a large force or a force in an abnormal direction can result in fracture, but so can smaller forces which are applied many times. Loads on the limbs due to locomotion are directly proportional to speed. The development of microscopic cracks in bone is a ‘normal’ adaptive response to training and there is good evidence that this microdamage itself is an important stimulus for increasing bone strength. This is termed remodelling. However, if the bone is unable to keep pace then progressive microdamage results in a decline in stiffness and the development of further microscopic cracks. Hence a vicious circle is created: bone strength is reduced and the risk of a so-called stress fracture increased. The majority of training and racing fractures have the following features which are

“Rapidly changing ground conditions in spring and autumn may also play a part”

characteristic of stress fractures: i) Associated with high-speed work (cantering or galloping) ii) Occur in the absence of external trauma iii) Arise in consistent locations iv) Follow a predictable course through the bone. When bone failure is localised as fragmentation of joint margins, these are usually described as chip fractures. In the knee, and less commonly the hock, a fracture which extends between two joint surfaces of an individual bone is described as a slab fracture. Fracture of the pelvis and sesamoid bones have individual features determined by their structure and location. All have similarities in cause but will not be considered in detail in this article. The remaining limb fractures involve the so-called long bones, where they begin most commonly in the dense (subchondral) bone beneath the joint surface and then progress varying distances through the bone substance. These include

fractures of the condyles of the cannon bone (condylar fractures) and fractures of the long pastern bone (split pastern), which are the two most common fractures of horses in training.

Seasonal peaks More horses sustain fractures in training than in racing. Studies in the UK have shown spring and autumn peaks in incidence in Flat racehorses. This has been ascribed to lack of adaptation in the spring, as horses begin their training programmes and to fatigue at the end of racing seasons. However, this is unproven. Rapidly changing ground conditions that are found at these times of year may also play a part. It should also be emphasised that the rate and efficiency of adaptation varies between individual horses and that currently there is no means of measuring or assessing this process. There are several systems of classifying fractures which provide different information according to severity, location, communication with the skin and cause. The long bones of the limbs consist of tubes of outer dense (cortical) bone with similar dense (subchondral) bone at each end. The central space consists of a finer mesh work or lattice of bone plates called the medulla or spongiosa. The subchondral bone, at each end, is covered by cartilage and participates in the joint with the next bone above or below it in the limb. Although there are small amounts of side-toside and rotational movement below the shoulder and hip, most equine limb movement is restricted to extension and flexion in the plane of the limb. All muscle, which generates the power of movement, is above the knee and hock. The lower limbs, where most fractures occur, are long levers which create a massive mechanical advantage. Forces are transmitted from the muscles through tendons to the bones of the lower limb. These anatomical features enable the horse to run quickly and efficiently but the mechanics involved are such that bones of the lower limb have a natural predisposition to failure (fracture). Unsurprisingly the greatest stresses (load and movement) and fractures involve the fetlock joints. Fractures in the upper limbs, spine and pelvis are less common and are considered to be the result of repetitive cyclic loading associated with their muscular attachments.

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Examples of differing fractures (arrows) of the lateral condyle of the third metacarpal (cannon) bone which, worldwide, is the commonest fracture of horses in training: (a) A fissure fracture involving only one (the palmar or rear) joint surface; (b) A long fracture that extends from the fetlock joint but does not exit the bone at its upper margin; (c) A fracture which is complete, i.e. exits the lateral/outer cortex of the bone with separate (comminuted) fragments (small arrows). The fracture is also displaced, which produces a step (circled) in the joint surface

incomplete and if only one cortex of the bone is involved they are usually referred to as fissures. When complete, fractures may or may not displace (move). They are described as comminuted if there are at least three fragments which have interconnecting lines; these are always unstable and frequently displace immediately (see x-rays above). Fractures are classified as closed if the bone is covered by intact skin and open if there is an associated wound. This is an important feature as contamination of the fracture and subsequent infection severely compromises repair and healing.

Emergency care Once a bone is fractured, the most important emergency treatment is to prevent the damage getting worse. If the horse continues to use an unsupported limb then an incomplete fracture can become complete, a complete fracture can displace and a displaced fracture can become open. With each of these steps the outlook for the horse progressively declines. When a fracture has occurred or is suspected then the attending veterinary surgeonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s initial responsibilities are (1) relief of pain and anxiety; (2) to establish a diagnosis; (3) to apply, where possible, support to the limb; and (4) to move the horse to optimal facilities for care, investigation and treatment. Portable, digital radiography has made a major contribution to acute care, prognostication and formulation of management plans. It also permits remote consultations. The timing of radiographic examination is important. In the presence of an unstable THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER

fracture, this should be delayed until the limb has been temporarily immobilised. Similarly, the overriding principal of pain relief (analgesia) in acute fracture management is that no chemical agents provide the same degree of pain relief and diminish the anxiety that accompanies a fracture (particularly an unstable fracture) as well as correctly supplied support and immobilisation of the region. The time of onset of pain, as distinct from the anxiety associated with loss of limb support and control, is impossible to determine but many horses that have suffered fractures show signs of pain only some time after the injury. It is possible that this is akin to the latent pain syndrome seen in human injuries. Analgesics are always given to horses which have sustained fractures, but once the leg is appropriately immobilised, requirements are modest.

Limb support Once a fracture has been localised, either to an area or specific bone, then appropriate support should be applied. However, if a fracture is suspected but the region is unknown, then indiscriminate support is discouraged. Noncontributory support should be avoided as the bandage/splint weight can act as a pendulum, increasing pain and interfering with movement. Stable fractures may not benefit from temporary immobilisation but this can still be beneficial to the horse by neutralising potential distracting forces (that cause the fracture to separate) and applying counterpressure. It used to be thought that the choice of support was determined solely by the region of the leg involved. We now know that this is an

over simplification. The forces to be neutralised are determined by the individual fracture site, its orientation and configuration, and by the forces affecting this area of the limb. Horses with limb fractures frequently exhibit â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;lifting and placingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; activity, with the fracture limb accompanied by variable attempts at weight bearing. This activity is highly destructive to fracture margins, soft tissues and blood supply, and can preclude or compromise the potential for repair. Most horses cease or diminish markedly such movements once effective immobilisation has been applied and a degree of limb control restored. Sometimes commercially available splints and boots are appropriate and in other situations custom made casts, bandages or splint/bandage combinations are more suitable. The decision whether to transport a horse which is severely lame and in which a fracture is suspected but cannot be identified or localised is often difficult. Guidelines are impossible to give but there are two important principles. Neither appropriate treatment nor prognosis are possible without an accurate diagnosis. The outcome for any horse is optimised by the quality and experience of the team treating it. Horses should therefore be given supportive care and moved with due caution to the best available expertise for assessment and subsequent treatment. With the appropriately splinted and supported horse the duration of transport is of little consequence.

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TBA and Amlin: the benefits of industry association TBA Insurance, administered by Amlin, was set up three years ago as part of the services offered through the Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association and policies are available to all horse owners, but members of the TBA automatically receive free Third Party cover included in their membership. While Third Party insurance is useful and provides minimum protection, remember that your own horse on your own stud will require its own insurance. TBA Insurance Chairman of the South and South-East Region, John Needham (Elmhurst Bloodstock Agency), explains: “We formed to give members a policy we’d perfected and felt more beneficial to them. We cover a broad


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“The foal’s first day is the most dangerous time, and the second most dangerous time is its second day!”

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Making a claim Before reaching the stage of a serious problem requiring a claim, it is important that the trainer, or person responsible for the care of your horse, is fully aware of the insurance policy held by your horse and any conditions within it. It is common for insurers to supply lists of approved veterinary clinics and practitioners, and travel costs will be met where necessary. An insured horse must be treated by a vet approved by its insurer. It should also be remembered that most policies exclude health conditions affecting the horse prior to taking out the policy, unless the insurer specifically agrees it otherwise. A Declaration of Health or Veterinary Certificate is required at the start of any insurance and will ask specific health questions. At the claims stage it is important to be clear and concise. “People often assume we know things and don’t supply enough detail to settle a claim,” says Goodley of Lycetts. “It’s important to provide a clear breakdown of the events leading up to the claim, so that we have a full understanding. As market leaders we have considerable negotiating power with insurers and access for our clients to the services of other leading specialists, such as vets, transport companies, bloodstock agents, lawyers and accountants.” All of which means that, by sticking with a reputable thoroughbred specialist insurer, your claim is more likely to be settled swiftly and satisfactorily.

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European Pattern 45 SILBERNE PEITSCHE G3 MUNICH. May 1. 3yo+. 1300m.

1. ARNOLD LANE (IRE) 4 9-6 £26,016 b c by Footstepsinthesand - Capriole (Noverre) O-N & O Dhandsa, J & Z Webster B-Lynn Lodge Stud TR-MR Channon 2. Gracia Directa (GER) 5 9-3 £8,943 b m by Kyllachy - Glyceria (Common Grounds) O/B-Rennstall Directa TR-D Moser 3. Smooth Operator (GER) 7 9-6 £4,472 b g by Big Shuffle - Salzgitter (Salse) O-Gerd Zimmermann B/TR-Mario Hofer Margins 2, 0.5. Time 1:15.56. Going Good. Age 2-4

Starts 20

Wins 3

Places 9

Earned £94,795

2009: Best Off (c Osorio) unraced. 2010: BEATRICE (f Dr Fong) Sold 11,494gns yearling at BBAGS. 2 wins at 2 in France, K Baronin von Ullmann Schwarzgold Rennen G3, 2nd Prix La Camargo LR, Prix des Sablonnets LR, 3rd Grosser Preis Herzog von Ratibor Rennen G3. 2011: (f Mount Nelson) Broodmare Sire: ANITA’S PRINCE. Sire of the dams of 3 SWs. In 2013 - BEATRICE Dr Fong G3. BEATRICE b f 2010

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Sire: FOOTSTEPSINTHESAND. Sire of 21 Stakes winners. In 2013 - INFILTRADA Lode G2, ARNOLD LANE Noverre G3. 1st Dam: Capriole by Noverre. unraced. Dam of 1 winner: 2008: (c Motivator) 2009: ARNOLD LANE (c Footstepsinthesand) Sold 50,568gns yearling at GOOY1. 3 wins at 2 to 4, Bethmann Bank Silberne Peitsche G3, 3rd Dubai Challenge S G2. 2010: Mists of Time (f Excellent Art) in training. 2012: (c Mastercraftsman) 2nd Dam: Zonda by Fabulous Dancer. 4 wins, 3rd Milcars Temple Fortune S LR. Dam of Zoning (c Warning: 2nd Jebel Ali Mile LR), Zambezi (f Rahy: 2nd Prix Aymeri de Mauleon LR). Grandam of HIBAAYEB, Fragrancy, May Meeting, Categorical. Broodmare Sire: NOVERRE. Sire of the dams of 2 SWs. In 2013 - ARNOLD LANE Footstepsinthesand G3, SHURUQ Elusive Quality G3. ARNOLD LANE b c 2009 Storm Bird Terlingua Rahy Immense FOOTSTEPSINTHESAND b 02 Blushing Groom Rainbow Quest I Will Follow Glatisant Green Dancer Dancing Rocks Croda Rossa Blushing Groom Rahy Glorious Song Noverre Northern Dancer Danseur Fabuleux Fabuleux Jane CAPRIOLE b 04 Northern Dancer Fabulous Dancer Last of The Line Zonda Habitat Oh So Hot Oh So Fair Storm Cat

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46 SCHWARZGOLD-RENNEN G3 COLOGNE. May 5. 3yof. 1600m.

1. BEATRICE (GB) 9-2 £26,016 b f by Dr Fong - Brangane (Anita's Prince) O/B-Alexandre Pereira TR-H-A Pantall 2. Red Lips (GER) 9-2 £8,943 b f by Areion - Rosarium (Zinaad) O-Stall Lintec B-Stall Parthenaue TR-Andreas Lowe 3. Calyxa (GB) 9-2 £4,472 b f by Pivotal - Chantra (Lando) O/B-Gestut Ittlingen TR-FJ Leve Margins Short head, 1.5. Time 1:36.31. Going Good. Age 2-3

Starts 8

Wins 2

Places 4

Earned £41,068

Sire: DR FONG. Sire of 31 Stakes winners. In 2013 BEATRICE Anita’s Prince G3. 1st Dam: BRANGANE by Anita’s Prince. 6 wins at 2 to 4 in Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia, Switzerland. Dam of 7 winners: 1999: BELCORE (c Saumarez) 5 wins 3-5, Grosser Muller Brot-Preis G2. 2000: BAYADERE (f Lavirco) 3 wins. 2001: BELLA GIACONDA (f Goofalik) 4 wins at 4 and 5 in Germany. 2002: BESI (g Lavirco) 3 wins at 3 and 5 in Germany. 2004: BRASS SOLDIER (c Spectrum) 4 wins at 2 to 6 in Russia. 2005: LORD OF THE WING (g Daggers Drawn) 4 wins at 3 to 5 in Guernsey, Jersey. 2006: (c Tiger Hill) 2007: Braggadocio (g Fraam) ran once.


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47 MOORESBRIDGE S G3 CURRAGH. May 6. 4yo+. 10f.

1. CAMELOT (GB) 4 9-8 £38,313 b c by Montjeu - Tarfah (Kingmambo) O-D Smith, M Tabor, Mrs J Magnier B-Sheikh Abdulla Bin Isa Al-Khalifa TR-AP O'Brien 2. Triumphant (IRE) 4 9-3 £11,199 b g by Danehill Dancer - Meek Appeal (Woodman) O-Mrs J Magnier, M Tabor, D Smith B-Lynch Bages Ltd TR-AP O'Brien 3. Parish Hall (IRE) 4 9-3 £5,305 b c by Teofilo - Halla Siamsa (Montjeu) O-Mrs JS Bolger B-JS Bolger TR-JS Bolger Margins 1.75, head. Time 2:16.27 (slow 11.27). Going Good to yielding. Age 2-4

Starts 8

Wins 6

CURRAGH. May 6. 3yo+f&m. 7f.

1. VIZTORIA (IRE) 3 8-12 £38,313 b f by Oratorio - Viz (Darshaan) O-Mrs K Lavery B-Airlie Stud TR-Edward Lynam 2. Bunairgead (IRE) 3 8-11 £11,199 b f by New Approach - Montecito (Seeking The Gold) O-Mrs JS Bolger B-JS Bolger TR-JS Bolger 3. Moonstone Magic (GB) 4 9-9 £5,305 b f by Trade Fair - Woodcock Moon (Kyllachy) O-Tullpark Limited B-Lady Marchwood TR-RM Beckett Margins 1, 1.75. Time 1:30.53 (slow 7.03). Going Yielding. Age 2-3

Starts 4

Wins 3

Places 1

2nd Dam: FICKLE by Danehill. 2 wins at 3 Chisholm Bookmakers Virginia Rated S LR. Dam of TARFAH (f Kingmambo, see above) Broodmare Sire: KINGMAMBO. Sire of the dams of 66 Stakes winners. In 2013 - SUPER COOL Fastnet Rock G1, CAMELOT Montjeu G3, HOT SNAP Pivotal G3, KITTEN’S POINT Kitten’s Joy G3, OLYMPIC OWEN Jay Peg G3, SKY KINGDOM Empire Maker G3, WINNING CAUSE Giant’s Causeway G3. The Montjeu/Kingmambo cross has produced: CAMELOT G1, MOUNT HELICON LR, Uimhir A Haon G3. CAMELOT b c 2009 Sadler’s Wells MONTJEU b 96 Floripedes

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Broodmare Sire: INTIKHAB. Sire of the dams of 4 Stakes winners. In 2013 - PIRIKA Monsun G3. PIRIKA b/br m 2008 Dschingis Khan Konigsstuhl Konigskronung

1st Dam: VIZ by Darshaan. 2 wins at 3, Premio Giovanni Falck LR. Dam of 1 winner: 2007: Swizzle Stick (f Sadler’s Wells) unraced. 2008: Vizean (f Medicean) 2010: VIZTORIA (f Oratorio) Sold 12,315gns yearling at GOFEB, 9,000gns yearling at TAOC2. 3 wins 2-3, Athasi S G3, Blenheim S LR, 2nd Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte G2. 2011: Namely (f Rock of Gibraltar) unraced to date. 2nd Dam: For Example by Northern Baby. Dam of VIZ (f Darshaan, see above), Forbearing (g Bering: 2nd Rose of Lancaster S G3), Dryden House (f Cadeaux Genereux: 3rd Prix Ceres LR). Broodmare Sire: DARSHAAN. Sire of the dams of 203 SWs. In 2013 - SAJJHAA King’s Best G1, AL KAZEEM Dubawi G3, DANK Dansili G3, ESTIMATE Monsun G3, GLOBAL THRILL Big Shuffle G3, JUTLAND Halling G3, VIZTORIA Oratorio G3. VIZTORIA b f 2010 Danzig Danehill Razyana

1st Dam: TARFAH by Kingmambo. 5 wins at 3 and 4, Vcbet Dahlia S G3. Dam of 2 winners: 2008: IDEAL (f Galileo) Winner at 3. 2009: CAMELOT (c Montjeu) Sold 525,000gns yearling at TAOC1. Champion 2yr old colt, Champion 3yr old colt. 6 wins at 2 to 4, Derby S G1, Irish Derby G1, Racing Post Trophy G1, 2000 Guineas G1, Mooresbridge S G3, 2nd St Leger S G1. 2010: (f Cape Cross) 2011: (c Pivotal)

Omega Miteguy (c Manduro) ran in Japan. Arequipa (f Special Week) Meteor Fall (c Zenno Rob Roy) unraced. (c Stay Gold)

2nd Dam: PRADA by Lagunas. 3 wins at 3, Nereide Rennen LR. Dam of PAITA (f Intikhab, see above), PUNTILLA (f Acatenango: Diana Deutsches Stuten Derby G2), Praia (f Big Shuffle: 2nd Grosser Preis der Stadtsparkasse LR, Grosser Preis der Dr. Duve Inkasso LR). Grandam of PARAISA, Picobella, Pakama.

Earned £102,880

Sire: ORATORIO. Sire of 32 Stakes winners. In 2013 RAVE Dancing Brave G1, MOONWALK IN PARIS Singspiel G3, VIZTORIA Darshaan G3.

Places Earned 1 £1,867,330

Sire: MONTJEU. Sire of 118 Stakes winners. In 2013 - ST NICHOLAS ABBEY Sure Blade G1, CAMELOT Kingmambo G3.

2009: 2010: 2011: 2012:


ORATORIO b 02 Vaguely Noble Mahrah Montage Shirley Heights Darshaan Delsy

VIZ b 02

Northern Baby For Example Bold Example

Northern Dancer Pas de Nom His Majesty Spring Adieu Vienna Noble Lassie Alydar Katonka Mill Reef Hardiemma Abdos Kelty Northern Dancer Two Rings Bold Lad Lady Be Good

49 PRIX D'HEDOUVILLE G3 LONGCHAMP. May 8. 4yo+. 2400m.

1. PIRIKA (IRE) 5 8-8 £32,520 bbr m by Monsun - Paita (Intikhab) O-Teruya Yoshida B-Shadai Farm TR-A Fabre 2. Haya Landa (FR) 5 8-8 £13,008 b m by Lando - Haya Samma (Pivotal) O-Mme Odette Fau B-Mme Odette Fau TR-Mme L Audon 3. Remus De La Tour (FR) 4 9-3 £9,756 b c by Stormy River - Calithea (Marju) O-Barthelemy Vives B-Mme A De Clermont Tonnerre TR-K Borgel Margins 0.5, 2. Time 2:37.52. Going Good to soft. Age 2-5

Starts 13

Wins 3

Places 5

Earned £182,502

Sire: MONSUN. Sire of 102 Stakes winners. In 2013 MAXIOS Nureyev G2, OCOVANGO Gone West G2, ESTIMATE Darshaan G3, PIRIKA Intikhab G3, TRIPLE THREAT Lyphard G3. 1st Dam: PAITA by Intikhab. Champion 2yr old filly in Germany. 3 wins 2-4 in France and Italy, Criterium de Saint-Cloud G1, 3rd Prix de Diane G1, Prix Vermeille G1. Dam of 1 winner: 2008: PIRIKA (f Monsun) 3 wins 2-5 in France, Prix d’Hedouville G3, Prix de la Pepiniere LR, 2nd Prix Vermeille G1, Prix Penelope G3, Prix Joubert LR, 3rd Prix Lord Seymour LR.

MONSUN br 90 Surumu Mosella Monasia Red Ransom Intikhab Crafty Example

PAITA b 02

Lagunas Prada Pradera

Tamerlane Donna Diana Tiepoletto Kronung Literat Surama Authi Monacensia Roberto Arabia Crafty Prospector Zienelle Ile de Bourbon Liranga Abary Pedra

50 BADENER MEILE G3 BADEN-BADEN. May 9. 3yo+. 1600m.

1. FELICIAN (GER) 5 9-0 £26,016 b h by Motivator - Felicity (Inchinor) O-Gestut Ittlingen B-Gestut Ittlingen TR-FJ Leve 2. Neatico (GER) 6 9-0 £8,943 b h by Medicean - Nicola Bella (Sadler's Wells) O-Gestut Ittlingen B-Gestut Ittlingen TR-P Schiergen 3. Combat Zone (IRE) 7 9-6 £4,472 b g by Refuse To Bend - Zeiting (Zieten) O-Guido Werner, Hermann Schmitt B-Twelve Oaks Stud TR-Mario Hofer Margins 0.5, 1. Time 1:40.90. Going Good to soft. Age 2-4

Starts 8

Wins 4

Places 2

Earned £19,685

Sire: MOTIVATOR. Sire of 12 Stakes winners. In 2013 - FELICIAN Inchinor G3, FEREVIA Cat Thief G3. 1st Dam: FELICITY by Inchinor. 4 wins at 2 and 3 in Germany, Bild Pokal-Grosser Preis von Berlin G3. Dam of 2 winners: 2007: Fanny Brice (f Barathea) unraced. 2008: FELICIAN (c Motivator) 4 wins at 3 and 4 in Germany, Badener Meile G3. 2009: FLY FIRST (c Big Shuffle) Winner at 4 in Germany. 2010: Fiorella (f Oasis Dream) in training. 2011: Finch Hatton (c Pivotal) unraced to date. 2012: Fifth Avenue (f Adlerflug) 2013: Fascinator (c Lando) 2nd Dam: FELINA by Acatenango. 2 wins at 3 in Germany, Festa Rennen LR. Own sister to FRECCIA D’ORO. Dam of FELICITY (f Inchinor, see above), Felino (g Generous: 2nd G P der Hannoverschen Volksbank LR, Grosser Freiberger Premium-Preis LR), Fashion (f Anabaa: 2nd Diana-Trial LR). Broodmare Sire: INCHINOR. Sire of the dams of 16 Stakes winners. In 2013 - FELICIAN Motivator G3. FELICIAN b h 2008 Sadler’s Wells Montjeu Floripedes MOTIVATOR b 02 Gone West Out West Chellingoua Ahonoora Inchinor FELICITY ch 01

Inchmurrin Acatenango

Felina Fireglow

Northern Dancer Fairy Bridge Top Ville Toute Cy Mr Prospector Secrettame Sharpen Up Uncommitted Lorenzaccio Helen Nichols Lomond On Show Surumu Aggravate Glow Flash Dancer


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Caulfield on Style Vendome: “There is plenty of support from his pedigree for the decision to keep him to a mile, rather than try him over longer in the Prix du Jockey-Club”

51 CHESTER VASE G3 CHESTER. May 9. 3yo. 12f 66yds.

1. RULER OF THE WORLD (IRE) 8-12 £34,026 ch c by Galileo - Love Me True (Kingmambo) O-Mrs J Magnier, M Tabor, D Smith B-Southern Bloodstock TR-AP O'Brien 2. Mister Impatience (GB) 8-12 £12,900 b c by Hernando - Katy Nowaitee (Komaite) O-The Originals B-The Kathryn Stud Ltd TR-Mark Johnston 3. Havana Beat (IRE) 8-12 £6,456 b c by Teofilo - Sweet Home Alabama (Desert Prince) O-Mick And Janice Mariscotti B-Ms Natalie Cleary TR-AM Balding Margins 6, 1.5. Time 2:40.29 (slow 5.49). Going Good. See race 98 later in this issue

52 HUXLEY S G3 CHESTER. May 9. 4yo+. 10f 75yds.

1. DANADANA (IRE) 5 9-0 £34,026 b h by Dubawi - Zeeba (Barathea) O-Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum B-Darley TR-LM Cumani 2. Highland Knight (IRE) 6 9-0 £12,900 b g by Night Shift - Highland Shot (Selkirk) O-JC Smith B-Littleton Stud TR-AM Balding 3. Gabrial (IRE) 4 9-0 £6,456 b g by Dark Angel - Guajira (Mtoto) O-Dr Marwan Koukash B-B Kennedy TR-RA Fahey Margins 0.75, neck. Time 2:11.61 (slow 3.71). Going Good. Age 2-5

Starts 11

Wins 5

Places 2

Earned £80,473

Sire: DUBAWI. Sire of 58 Stakes winners. In 2013 HUNTER’S LIGHT Barathea G1, WILLOW MAGIC Tierce G1, UNIVERSAL Giant’s Causeway G2, AHZEEMAH Entrepreneur G3, AL KAZEEM Darshaan G3, DANADANA Barathea G3. 1st Dam: ZEEBA by Barathea. Winner at 3. Own sister to LOST SOLDIER THREE. Dam of 2 winners: 2007: Azita (f Tiger Hill) unraced. 2008: DANADANA (c Dubawi) 5 wins at 3 to 5, Huxley S G3. 2009: SEMEEN (g Dubawi) Winner at 3. 2013: (c Street Cry) 2nd Dam: Donya by Mill Reef. Dam of LOST SOLDIER THREE (g Barathea: Silver Cup H LR, 3rd Dubai City of Gold S G3), Altaweelah (f Fairy King: 2nd Troy S LR). Grandam of AFSARE, Qasirah, Reem Three. Third dam of TOOLAIN, Avsarhan, Harry Hunt. Broodmare Sire: BARATHEA. Sire of the dams of 58 SWs. In 2013 - HUNTER’S LIGHT Dubawi G1, JAKKALBERRY Storming Home G2, DANADANA Dubawi G3, SHEER TALENT Redoute’s Choice G3. The Dubawi/Barathea cross has produced: HUNTER’S LIGHT G1, MONTEROSSO G1, DANADANA G3.

3. Glacial Age (IRE) 8-12 £6,456 gr c by Verglas - Lady's Secret (Alzao) O-J Hernderson, H Downs, J Hughes B-Corduff Stud, J Corcoran TR-Jo Hughes Margins 4, 4. Time 2:12.96 (slow 5.06). Going Good to soft. See race 80 later in this issue

54 ORMONDE S G3 CHESTER. May 10. 4yo+. 13f 89yds.

1. MOUNT ATHOS (IRE) 6 9-0 £42,533 b g by Montjeu - Ionian Sea (Slip Anchor) O-Dr Marwan Koukash B-David Magnier, Cobra Bloodstock TR-LM Cumani 2. Mad Moose (IRE) 9 9-0 £16,125 ch g by Presenting - Sheshollystar (Fourstars Allstar) O-Middleham Park Racing XXXV And Partner B-E Murphy, M Murphy TR-NA Twiston-Davies 3. Communicator (GB) 5 9-0 £8,070 b g by Motivator - Goodie Twosues (Fraam) O-Lady Davis B-Lady Davis TR-AM Balding Margins 9, 14. Time 2:56.13 (slow 7.63). Going Good to soft. Age 2-6

Starts 21

Mr Prospector Con Game Shareef Dancer Colorado Dancer Fall Aspen Shirley Heights Deploy Slightly Dangerous Dancing Brave Jawaher High Tern Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge Habitat Brocade Canton Silk Never Bend Mill Reef Milan Mill Hard To Beat Dunette Pram

Seeking The Gold

DUBAWI b 02 Zomaradah

Barathea ZEEBA b 02 Donya

53 DEE S G3 CHESTER. May 10. 3yoc&g. 10f 75yds.

1. MAGICIAN (IRE) 8-12 £34,026 b c by Galileo - Absolutelyfabulous (Mozart) O-M Tabor, D Smith, Mrs J Magnier B-Absolutelyfabulous Syndicate TR-AP O'Brien 2. Contributer (IRE) 8-12 £12,900 b c by High Chaparral - Serisia (Exit To Nowhere) O-G Bolton B-Petra Bloodstock TR-Ed Dunlop

Places 6

Earned £188,804

Sire: MONTJEU. See race 47. 1st Dam: IONIAN SEA by Slip Anchor. 2 wins at 3 in France, Prix Robert de Cholet LR. Dam of 10 winners: 1994: Ithaca (c Groom Dancer) 2 wins at 3 in France, 2nd Prix Berteux G3. 1995: IONOSPERE (c Green Desert) 2 wins at 3. 1996: NAJANO (c Selkirk) Winner at 3 in France. 1998: MARIGOLD (f Marju) 3 wins at 4 and 5. 1999: (f Catrail) 2000: The Great Gatsby (c Sadler’s Wells). Winner at 2, 2nd Derby S G1, 3rd Gran Premio di Milano G1. 2001: Magritte (c Sadler’s Wells) Winner at 2, 3rd Racing Post Trophy G1. 2003: Antonicheva (f Sadler’s Wells) unraced. 2005: SPECIAL RESERVE (g Sadler’s Wells) 2 wins. 2006: Roman Empress (f Sadler’s Wells) Winner at 3, 2nd Blandford S G2, 3rd Yorkshire Oaks G1. 2007: MOUNT ATHOS (g Montjeu) Sold 190,000gns 3yo at TAAUT. 8 wins 3-6, Ormonde S G3, Geoffrey Freer S G3, Silver Cup H LR. 2009: IMPERIAL MONARCH (c Galileo) 3 wins at 2 and 3, Grand Prix de Paris G1. 2010: (f Galileo) 2nd Dam: SNOW DAY by Reliance II. 3 wins, Prix de Royaumont G3, Prix Fille de l’Air G3. Dam of BLUE STAG (c Sadler’s Wells: Dee S LR, 2nd Derby S G1), Oscar (c Sadler’s Wells: 2nd Prix du Jockey Club G1). Grandam of FROSTED ACLAIM, FYFIELD FLYER. Broodmare Sire: SLIP ANCHOR. Sire of the dams of 38 Stakes winners. In 2013 - TRADE STORM Trade Fair G2, MOUNT ATHOS Montjeu G3. MOUNT ATHOS b g 2007 Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge MONTJEU b 96

DANADANA b h 2008 Dubai Millennium

Wins 8

Top Ville Floripedes Toute Cy Shirley Heights Slip Anchor IONIAN SEA b 89

Sayonara Reliance II

Snow Day Vindaria

Starts 21

Wins 10

Places 5

Earned £271,041

Sire: DARK ANGEL. Sire of 6 Stakes winners. In 2013 - LILY’S ANGEL Docksider G3. 1st Dam: Noyelles by Docksider. unraced. Dam of 2 winners: 2009: LILY’S ANGEL (f Dark Angel) Sold 7,619gns yearling at DNPRM, 105,000gns 3yo at TAJUL. 10 wins 2-4, Chartwell S G3, Empress S LR, Snowdrop Fillies’ S LR, Cooley S LR, 2nd Sweet Solera S G3, 3rd Nell Gwyn S G3. 2010: ZURIGHA (f Cape Cross) 2 wins at 2 and 3. 2011: Mia Capri (f Dalakhani) unraced to date. 2012: (c Bushranger) 2013: (f Arcano) 2nd Dam: BELLARIDA by Bellypha. 4 wins at 2 and 3 in France, Prix de Royaumont G3. Dam of IN CLOVER (f Inchinor: Prix de Flore G3), BAYOURIDA (f Slew O’ Gold: Prix Madame Jean Couturie LR, 2nd Prix de la Nonette G3), BELLONA (f Bering: Prix Rose de Mai LR, 3rd Prix Penelope G3), Fumarelli (c Trempolino: 3rd Prix Le Fabuleux LR). Grandam of DREAM CLOVER, TELLURIDE, PARTY. Third dam of DOMINANT. Broodmare Sire: DOCKSIDER. Sire of the dams of 2 Stakes winners. In 2013 - LILY’S ANGEL Dark Angel G3. LILY’S ANGEL b f 2009 Waajib Flying Melody Ahonoora Princess Athena Shopping Wise Mr Prospector Machiavellian Coup de Folie Night Shift Night At Sea Into Harbour Sharpen Up Diesis Doubly Sure Forli Pump Espadrille Lyphard Bellypha Belga Riverman Lerida Lalika Royal Applause Acclamation DARK ANGEL gr 05 Midnight Angel

Docksider NOYELLES b 04 Bellarida

56 PRIX DE SAINT-GEORGES G3 LONGCHAMP. May 12. 3yo+. 1000m.

1. CATCALL (FR) 4 9-0 £32,520 b g by One Cool Cat - Jurata (Polish Precedent) O-Mme Gerard Samama B-Fern Krief TR-P Sogorb 2. Move In Time (GB) 5 9-2 £13,008 ch g by Monsieur Bond - Tibesti (Machiavellian) O-A Turton, J Blackburn, R Bond B-Bond Thoroughbred Corporation TR-David O'Meara 3. Place In My Heart (GB) 4 8-10 £9,756 ch f by Compton Place - Lonely Heart (Midyan) O-CJ Harper B-Whitsbury Manor Stud TR-CG Cox Margins Head, neck. Time 0:55.57. Going Good.

CATCALL b g 2009 Northern Dancer South Ocean Secretariat Terlingua Crimson Saint Raise A Native Mr Prospector Gold Digger Northern Dancer Savannah Dancer Valoris Northern Dancer Danzig Pas de Nom Buckpasser Past Example Bold Example Petingo Troy La Milo On Your Mark Docklands Persuader Storm Bird Storm Cat ONE COOL CAT b 01 Tacha

Polish Precedent JURATA ch 93 Port Helene


1. STYLE VENDOME (FR) 9-2 £255,504 b c by Anabaa - Place Vendome (Dr Fong) O-Comte Andre de Ganay, Christian-Bernard Baillet B-G Pariente TR-N Clement 2. Dastarhon (IRE) 9-2 £102,220 b c by Dansili - Top Toss (Linamix) O-Avaz Ismoilov B-Ecurie Skymarc Farm TR-Mme Pia Brandt 3. Intello (GER) 9-2 £51,110 b c by Galileo - Impressionnante (Danehill) O/B-Wertheimer et Frere TR-A Fabre Margins Neck, head. Time 1:34.68. Going Good. Age 2-3

Starts 6

Wins 5

Places 1

Nearctic Natalma Bold Reason Special High Top Sega Ville Tennyson Adele Toumignon Mill Reef Hardiemma Birkhahn Suleika Tantieme Relance III Roi Dagobert Heavenly Body

LINGFIELD PARK. May 11. 3yo+f&m. 7f.

1. LILY'S ANGEL (IRE) 4 9-3 £34,026 b f by Dark Angel - Noyelles (Docksider) O-C Mitchell B-Mr & Mrs N Nugent TR-GM Lyons 2. Kendam (FR) 4 9-3 £12,900 b f by Kendargent - Damdam Freeze (Indian Rocket) O-G Pariente B-G Pariente TR-H-A Pantall 3. Intense Pink (GB) 4 9-3 £6,456 b f by Pivotal - Clincher Club (Polish Patriot) O-DS Lee B-Jeremy Green And Sons, Cheveley Park Stud TR-CF Wall Margins Short head, 0.5. Time 1:25.41 (slow 4.41). Going Soft.

Age 3-4

Starts 11

Wins 5

Places 5

Earned £97,122

1st Dam: Place Vendome by Dr Fong. 3 wins at 2 in France, 2nd Prix Ronde de Nuit LR. Dam of 1 winner: 2009: Vendome Palace (c Barathea) ran in France. 2010: STYLE VENDOME (c Anabaa) 75,533gns yearling at ARAUG. 5 wins at 2 and 3 in France, Poule d’Essai des Poulains G1, Prix Djebel G3, Prix Francois Boutin LR, Prix Montenica LR, 2nd Prix Yacowlef LR. 2011: Prestige Vendome (c Orpen) unraced to date. 2012: Luxe Vendome (c Kendargent) 2nd Dam: Mediaeval by Medaaly. unraced. Dam of Maroon Machine (g Muhtathir: 2nd Criterium du Fonds Europeen de L’Elevage LR, Criterium du Languedoc LR), Place Vendome (f Dr Fong, see above). Broodmare Sire: DR FONG. Sire of the dams of 8 Stakes winners. In 2013 - STYLE VENDOME Anabaa G1, CROSS FADE Rakti LR. STYLE VENDOME b c 2010 Northern Dancer Danzig ANABAA b 92 Gay Mecene Balbonella Bamieres

Sire: ONE COOL CAT. Sire of 24 Stakes winners. In 2013 - CATCALL Polish Precedent G3. 1st Dam: Jurata by Polish Precedent. Dam of 5 winners: 1998: Bering Strait (f Bering) unraced. 1999: Grand Move (c Deploy) unraced. 2000: Sopran Per Caso (f Mark of Esteem) unraced. 2001: MISS FONG (f Dr Fong) 2 wins at 3 in France. 2002: Plein d’Estime (c Mark of Esteem) Winner at 3 in France, 2nd Prix Pelleas LR. 2003: ALYSCAMP (c Pennekamp) Winner at 3. 2005: Jolie Marie (f Lujain) 2006: GALATEO (g High Chaparral) 2 wins 3-4. 2007: Chanteclaire (c High Chaparral) unraced. 2008: Run Run (c Hurricane Run) unraced. 2009: CATCALL (g One Cool Cat) Sold 4,214gns yearling at ARDEY. 5 wins 3-4, Prix de SaintGeorges G3, Prix Cor de Chasse LR. 2nd Dam: PORT HELENE by Troy. 2 wins at 2 and 3 Marley Roof Tile Oaks Trial S LR, 2nd Harp Lager Lancashire Oaks G3, 3rd Park Hill S G2, Ribblesdale S G2. Dam of HELEN OF SPAIN (f Sadler’s Wells: Prix de Pomone G2, 3rd Prix Royal Oak G1) Broodmare Sire: POLISH PRECEDENT. Sire of the dams of 37 SWs. In 2013 - DUNBOYNE EXPRESS Shamardal G1, CATCALL One Cool Cat G3

Earned £350,799

Sire: ANABAA. Sire of 86 Stakes winners. In 2013 STYLE VENDOME Dr Fong G1.

Pas de Nom



Age 2-4

Kris S Dr Fong PLACE VENDOME gr 04

Spring Flight Medaaly

Mediaeval Domino Queen

Nearctic Natalma Admiral’s Voyage Petitioner Vaguely Noble Gay Missile Riverman Bergamasque Roberto Sharp Queen Miswaki Coco La Investment Highest Honor Dance of Leaves Primo Dominie The Queen of Soul

There is plenty of support from Style Vendome’s pedigree for the decision to keep this Poule d’Essai des Poulains winner to a mile, rather than try him over 2,100 metres in the Prix du Jockey-Club. Although his sire Anabaa was responsible for major mile-and-a-half winners in Anabaa Blue and Plumania, he was a champion sprinter and was better known as the sire of the brilliant miler Goldikova. Style Vendome’s fifth dam Catriona was bred to be very speedy, having been sired by Sing Sing from a Vilmorin mare, and that is exactly what



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Catriona was. She won three times over five furlongs at two and succeeded in passing on her speed to several of her progeny, such as the Ayr Gold Cup winner Primula Boy and the Cherry Hinton Stakes winner Crime Of Passion. Catriona was mated to the sprinter-miler Chief Singer to produce Style Vendome’s fourth dam, The Queen Of Soul, who duly did her winning over sprint distances at three. More speed was added when The Queen Of Soul visited Primo Dominie to produce Style Vendome’s third dam Domino Queen, a moderate winner over five furlongs at two. By this stage the family’s propensity for producing fast and precocious performers was deeply entrenched. Consequently, when Domino Queen was mated to Grape Tree Road, a stoutly-bred Gr1 winner over a mile and a quarter, the outcome was Dobby Road, who landed the Gr3 Prix d’Arenberg over 1,100m at two. After Domino Queen was moved to France, some stamina was added to the mix with a mating to Racing Post Trophy winner Medaaly. The resultant filly, Mediaeval, never raced but has produced several talented sorts, including a seven-furlong performer by Anabaa. Speed again dominated when Mediaeval was mated to Dr Fong, a high-class winner at up to a mile and a quarter. This time the outcome was the Listed-placed Place Vendome, a triple two-year-old winner who never ventured as far as seven furlongs during a 13-race career. Now Place Vendome has passed on plenty of speed to Style Vendome, who was tackling a mile for the first time in the Poulains. His Classic success was his fifth consecutive victory from six starts and his fourth stakes win, and he had advertised his credentials with a decisive victory in the Gr3 Prix Djebel. 58 POULE D'ESSAI DES POULICHES G1 LONGCHAMP. May 12. 3yof. 1600m.

1. FLOTILLA (FR) 9-0 £209,049 bbr f by Mizzen Mast - Louvain (Sinndar) O-HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani B-E Puerari, Oceanic Bloodstock, Mme A Gravereaux TR-M Delzangles 2. Esoterique (IRE) 9-0 £83,634 b f by Danehill Dancer - Dievotchka (Dancing Brave) O-Baron Edouard De Rothschild B-Ecurie de Meautry TR-A Fabre 3. Tasaday (USA) 9-0 £41,817 grro f by Nayef - Tashelka (Mujahid) O-Godolphin SNC B-Darley TR-A Fabre Margins Neck, 4. Time 1:34.77. Going Good. Age 2-3

Starts 6

Wins 3

Places 1

Earned £585,044

Sire: MIZZEN MAST. Sire of 22 SWs. In 2013 FLOTILLA Sinndar G1, MIZDIRECTION Clever Trick G2. 1st Dam: LOUVAIN by Sinndar. 4 wins at 2 and 3 in France, USA, Miesque S G3. Dam of 3 winners: 2008: LOUVAKHOVA (f Maria’s Mon) 3 wins at 3 and 4 in France, USA, Frances A Genter S. 2009: MARSHGATE LANE (c Medaglia d’Oro) Winner at 3. 2010: FLOTILLA (f Mizzen Mast) Sold 98,522gns yearling at ARAUG. 3 wins at 2 and 3 in France, USA, Poule d’Essai des Pouliches G1, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf G1.


2011: Zotilla (f Zamindar) unraced to date. 2012: (f High Chaparral) 2nd Dam: FLANDERS by Common Grounds. 6 wins at 2 to 4, Scarbrough S LR, 2nd King’s Stand S G2. Dam of LOUVAIN (f Sinndar, see above), LAAJOOJ (c Azamour: Fairway S LR), Desert Poppy (f Oasis Dream: 2nd Starlit S LR, 3rd Bengough S G3). Broodmare Sire: SINNDAR. Sire of the dams of 7 Stakes winners. In 2013 - FLOTILLA Mizzen Mast G1, CATHAY LADY Exceed And Excel LR. FLOTILLA b/br f 2010 Fortino II Chambord Prince John Ride The Trails Wildwook Ribot Graustark Flower Bowl Tom Fool Mrs Peterkin Legendra Chief’s Crown Grand Lodge La Papagena Lashkari Sinntara Sidama Kris Common Grounds Sweetly Explodent Family At War Sometimes Perfect Caro Cozzene MIZZEN MAST gr/ro 98 Kinema

Sinndar LOUVAIN b 02 Flanders

Expectations can’t have been too high when Explodent’s daughter Family At War retired to the paddocks. She had cost only $32,000 as a yearling in Florida and had faced only one opponent when she gained her only success, in a five-furlong maiden race at Pontefract as a two-year-old. Timeform rated her 71. However, she proved very effective as a broodmare, producing a pair of speedy daughters in Flanders and Ascot Family. These two, together with Ascot Family’s sister Land Army, have gone on to produce Group winners. Ascot Family’s contribution was 2011’s fast and precocious French two-year-old Family One, while Land Army’s son Lethal Force has won the Gr2 Hungerford Stakes and finished a close second in the Gr2 Duke of York Stakes. The daughter which has so far made the biggest impact is Flanders. This daughter of Common Grounds collected the Weatherbys Super Sprint at two and was fast enough to go within a short head of winning the then Gr2 King’s Stand Stakes. Flanders kept up the good work by producing three above-average performers in Louvain, Desert Poppy and Laajooj, and now it is the turn of Louvain – a Gr3 winner over a mile at two in the United States – to shine. Originally based in Kentucky, she has two stakes winners among her first three foals, one of them being the high-flying filly Flotilla. Suspicions that Flotilla had been rather unlucky when fourth in the Prix Marcel Boussac on Arc day have been reinforced by her subsequent displays. Having triumphed in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Santa Anita, she again produced a powerful finishing burst to take the Poule d’Essai des Pouliches at Longchamp. Fotilla’s win at Santa Anita formed part of a spectacular Gr1 double for her sire Mizzen Mast, the Juddmonte Farms resident who also struck with another of his daughters, Mizdirection, in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint.

59 PRIX HOCQUART G2 LONGCHAMP. May 12. 3yoc&f. 2200m.

1. TABLEAUX (USA) 9-2 £60,244 ch c by Giant's Causeway - Golden Antigua (Hansel) O-D Smith, M Tabor B-Galleria Bloodstock TR-A Fabre 2. Park Reel (FR) 9-2 £23,252 b c by Country Reel - Adeje Park (Night Shift) O-G Augustin-Normand B-Appapays Racing Club TR-E Lellouche 3. Festive Cheer (FR) 9-2 £11,098 b c by Montjeu - Bold Classic (Pembroke) O-M Tabor, D Smith, Mrs J Magnier B-Soc Agr Gem SRL, December Bloodstock TR-AP O'Brien Margins Short head, short head. Time 2:17.42. Going Good. Age 2-3

Starts 5

Wins 2

Places 3

Earned £130,858

Sire: GIANT’S CAUSEWAY. Sire of 117 Stakes winners. In 2013 - BLUERIDGE MOUNTAIN Distant View G1, FED BIZ Wild Again G2, GIANT’S STEPS Hennessy G2, TABLEAUX Hansel G2, CIAO BELLA French Deputy G3, JUST PRETENDING Mr Prospector G3, WINNING CAUSE Kingmambo G3 1st Dam: GOLDEN ANTIGUA by Hansel. 9 wins at 2 to 5 in Italy, USA, Nicole S (twice), 2nd Premio Torricola LR, Top Corsage S LR. Dam of 6 winners: 2004: GIANT GIZMO (c Giant’s Causeway) 6 wins at 2 to 4 in Canada, USA, Lone Star Park H G3, Alysheba S G3. Sire. 2005: Thunder Dragon (c Golden Missile) ran on the flat in Canada. 2006: Slick Pardoned Me (g Skip Away) 10 wins at 2 to 7, 2013 in USA, 3rd Tejano Run S. 2007: GOLDIE’S MISSILE (f Golden Missile) Winner at 2 in USA. 2008: KUHLU (f Ghostzapper) 2 wins at 3 in USA. 2009: VINDI MAN (c Vindication) 2 wins 3-4 in USA. 2010: TABLEAUX (c Giant’s Causeway) 2 wins at 3 in France, Prix Noailles G2, Prix Hocquart G2. 2nd Dam: Greinette by Greinton. unraced. Dam of GOLDEN ANTIGUA (f Hansel, see above). Broodmare Sire: HANSEL. Sire of the dams of 9 SWs. In 2013 - TABLEAUX Giant’s Causeway G2. The Giant’s Causeway/Hansel cross has produced: TABLEAUX G2, GIANT GIZMO G3. TABLEAUX ch c 2010 Northern Dancer South Ocean Secretariat Terlingua Crimson Saint GIANT’S CAUSEWAY ch 97 Blushing Groom Rahy Glorious Song Mariah’s Storm Roberto Immense Imsodear Mr Prospector Woodman Playmate Hansel Dancing Count Count On Bonnie Buena Notte GOLDEN ANTIGUA ch 97 Green Dancer Greinton Crystal Queen Greinette Ribot Ribonette Sweet Sovereign Storm Bird

Storm Cat


1. VEDELAGO (IRE) 4 9-2 £77,235 b c by Red Clubs - Queen Shy (Marju) O/B-GTA SRL TR-S Botti 2. Orpello (IRE) 4 9-2 £33,983 b c by Orpen - Princess Angelina (Almutawakel) O-Effevi B-Deni SRL, Effevi SNC TR-S Botti 3. Pattaya (ITY) 5 9-2 £18,536 b h by Philomatheia - Tirsa (Benny The Dip) O-Dioscuri SRL B-Az Agr Al Deni TR-S Botti Margins 0.5, head. Time 2:01.50. Going Good. Age 2-4

Starts 12

Wins 9

Places 3

Earned £271,842

Sire: RED CLUBS. Sire of 5 SWs. In 2013 - SKY LANTERN Shareef Dancer G1, VEDELAGO Marju G1. 1st Dam: Queen Shy by Marju. 3 wins 2-3, 2nd Premio Buontalenta LR. Own sister to Toto Le Moko. Dam of 3 winners:

2006: VALORE ASSOLUTO (c One Cool Cat) 8 wins at 3 to 6, 2012 in Italy. 2007: Silent Majority (c Refuse To Bend) ran a few times. 2008: QUEEN BYRON (f Byron) 3 wins 2-3 in Italy. 2009: VEDELAGO (c Red Clubs) 9 wins 2-4, Premio Presidente della Repubblica G1, Premio Carlo Vittadini G2, Premio Primi Passi G3, Premio Alberto Giubilo LR, 2nd Premio Parioli G3, 3rd Gran Criterium G1. 2012: (f Blu Air Force) 2nd Dam: SHYOUSHKA by Shy Groom. 2 wins at 2 and 3, Ballymacoll Stud S LR, 4th Railway S G3, Debutante S G3. Dam of Toto Le Moko (c Marju: 2nd Premio Ellington G2), Queen Shy (f Marju, see above). Broodmare Sire: MARJU. Sire of the dams of 28 SWs. In 2013 - VEDELAGO Red Clubs G1. VEDELAGO b c 2009 Roberto Red Ransom Arabia RED CLUBS br 03 First Trump Two Clubs Miss Cindy Last Tycoon Marju QUEEN SHY b 99

Flame of Tara Shy Groom

Shyoushka Capsville

Hail To Reason Bramalea Damascus Christmas Wind Primo Dominie Valika Mansingh Iridium Try My Best Mill Princess Artaius Welsh Flame Blushing Groom Apsara Cyane Set A Cap

The parlous state of Italian racing was underlined when the Premio Presidente della Repubblica failed to attract any foreign raiders, in the process raising serious questions about the race’s Gr1 status. Only one of the nine domestic runners had previously won anything better than a Gr3, namely the recent Gr2 Premio Carlo Vittadini winner Vedelago, and this son of Red Clubs duly won again. Vedelago is clearly versatile, as he had also taken the Gr3 Premio Primi Passi over six furlongs as a two-year-old. His Gr1 win came only a week after Red Clubs’s daughter Sky Lantern had won the 1,000 Guineas to give her sire his most important success. Vedelago is only the third Gr1 winner produced by a daughter of Marju, easily the most famous of the three being the top-class miler Canford Cliffs. His dam Queen Shy is a Listed-placed daughter of Shyoushka, winner of the Listed Ballymacoll Stud Stakes over a mile and a quarter. Shyoushka’s stamina has no doubt played its part in helping a son of the speedy Red Clubs win over a mile and a quarter. Vedelago’s third dam Capsville failed to win but was a sister to the smart American filly Pinch Pie, who won 15 of her 46 starts. The fourth dam, Set A Cap, was a half-sister to Tempted, America’s champion older filly of 1959. 61 DERRINSTOWN STUD DERBY TRIAL S G2 LEOPARDSTOWN. May 12. 3yo. 10f.

1. BATTLE OF MARENGO (IRE) 9-6 £52,846 b c by Galileo - Anna Karenina (Green Desert) O-M Tabor, D Smith, Mrs J Magnier B-Anna Karenina Syndicate TR-AP O'Brien 2. Loch Garman (IRE) 9-6 £15,447 b c by Teofilo - Irish Question (Giant's Causeway) O-Mrs JS Bolger B-JS Bolger TR-JS Bolger 3. Little White Cloud (IRE) 9-3 £7,317 gr c by Dalakhani - Quest For Eternity (Sadler's Wells) O-Neil Jones B-Abergwaun Farms TR-John M Oxx Margins 1.75, 1.25. Time 2:07.79 (slow 4.79). Going Yielding.


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Caulfield on Vedelago: “He is only the third Group 1 winner produced by a daughter of Marju, easily the most famous of the three being the top-class miler Canford Cliffs”

Age 2-3

Starts 6

Wins 5

Places 1

Earned £166,979

Sire: GALILEO. Sire of 137 SWs. In 2013 - BATTLE OF MARENGO Green Desert G2, LINTON Centaine G3, MAGICIAN Mozart G3, ROMANTICA Danehill G3, RULER OF THE WORLD Kingmambo G3. 1st Dam: ANNA KARENINA by Green Desert. 2 wins at 3 and 4, Victor McCalmont EBF S LR. Own sister to Makam. Dam of 2 winners: 2009: Precious Stone (f Galileo) 3 wins at 3 and 4, 2nd Cooley S LR. 2010: BATTLE OF MARENGO (c Galileo) 5 wins at 2 and 3, Beresford S G2, Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial S G2, P W McGrath Memorial Ballysax S G3, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Trial S LR. 2011: Perhaps (f Galileo) unraced to date. 2012: (f Galileo) 2nd Dam: SIMAAT by Mr Prospector. 1 win at 3. Dam of WINDSOR PALACE (c Danehill Dancer: Mooresbridge S G3), ANNA KARENINA (f Green Desert, see above), Al Ihsas (f Danehill: 2nd Queen Mary S G3), Sidereus (c Grand Lodge: 2nd Premio Roma Vecchia LR), Makam (f Green Desert: 2nd CTT & TB Owners of California H LR). Grandam of RABATASH, IUTURNA. Broodmare Sire: GREEN DESERT. Sire of the dams of 95 Stakes winners. In 2013 - AMIRA’S PRINCE Teofilo G2, BATTLE OF MARENGO Galileo G2, GENGIS King’s Best G3. The Galileo/Green Desert cross has produced: WAS G1, BATTLE OF MARENGO G2, LAY TIME G2, Boxing Day LR, Precious Stone LR. BATTLE OF MARENGO b c 2010 Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge GALILEO b 98 Miswaki Urban Sea Allegretta Danzig Green Desert ANNA KARENINA b 03

Foreign Courier Mr Prospector

Simaat Satiety

Nearctic Natalma Bold Reason Special Mr Prospector Hopespringseternal Lombard Anatevka Northern Dancer Pas de Nom Sir Ivor Courtly Dee Raise A Native Gold Digger Our Native Beanery

62 AMETHYST S G3 LEOPARDSTOWN. May 12. 3yo+. 8f.

1. DUNTLE (IRE) 4 9-9 £31,707 ch f by Danehill Dancer - Lady Angola (Lord At War) O-Flaxman Stables Ireland Ltd B-Airlie Stud TR-David Wachman 2. Custom Cut (IRE) 4 9-12 £9,268 b g by Notnowcato - Polished Gem (Danehill) O-SE Construction (Kent) Ltd B-Moyglare Stud Farm TR-George J Kent 3. Sweet Lightning (GB) 8 9-9 £4,390 b g by Fantastic Light - Sweetness Herself (Unfuwain) O-Andrew Tinkler B-Mrs M Lavell TR-Thomas Carmody Margins 0.75, head. Time 1:42.50 (slow 4.50). Going Yielding. Age 2-4

Starts 7

Wins 4

Places 2

Earned £132,590

Sire: DANEHILL DANCER. Sire of 147 SWs. In 2013 STEPS IN TIME O’Reilly G2, DUNTLE Lord At War G3, ESOTERIQUE Dancing Brave G3. 1st Dam: LADY ANGOLA by Lord At War. Winner at 3. Dam of 5 winners: 2004: Port Luanda (g Docksider) 2005: RAIDING PARTY (f Orpen) 5 wins. 2007: TISLAAM (g With Approval) 5 wins. 2008: EDMAAJ (g Intikhab) 3 wins at 4. 2009: DUNTLE (f Danehill Dancer) Sold 78,000gns foal at TADEF, 30,340gns yearling at GOOY1. 4 wins at 3 and 4, Desmond S G3, Amethyst S G3, Sandringham H LR, 2nd Matron S G1. 2010: ELUSIVE GOLD (f Elusive City) Winner at 3. 2nd Dam: BENGUELA by Little Current. 2 wins at 4 in USA. Grandam of HONOR IN WAR, Dynamoor.

1. DALWARI (USA) 9-2 £32,520 b c by More Than Ready - Dalmiya (Kalanisi) O-HH The Aga Khan B-Haras De Son Altesse L'Aga Khan Scea TR-J-C Rouget 2. Mshawish (USA) 9-2 £13,008 bbr c by Medaglia d'Oro - Thunder Bayou (Thunder Gulch) O-Sheikh Joann Bin Hamad Al Thani B-OTIF 2007 TR-M Delzangles 3. Triple Threat (FR) 9-2 £9,756 b c by Monsun - Drei (Lyphard) O-Team Valor B-Team Valor, Dary Barber TR-A Fabre Margins 1.75, 1. Time 1:51.74. Going Good.

1st Dam: HIGH SOCIETY by Key of Luck. 3 wins 2-3, Rochestown S LR, La Habra S LR, 2nd Senorita S G3, 3rd Honeymoon H G2. Dam of 4 winners: 2004: JOHANNESBURG CAT (f Johannesburg) Winner at 2 in Germany. 2007: SOCIETY ROCK (c Rock of Gibraltar) Sold 75,000gns yearling at TAOC1. 6 wins 2-6, Golden Jubilee S G1, Sprint Cup G1, Duke of York S G2, Pavilion S LR, 2nd Golden Jubilee S G1, Prix Maurice de Gheest G1, Carnarvon S LR, 3rd July Cup G1, Duke of York S G2. 2008: MELANDIA (f One Cool Cat) 2 wins in Greece. 2009: BYRON BLUE (g Dylan Thomas) Winner at 3. 2010: Duke Of Orange (c Duke of Marmalade) 2011: Dashkova (f Galileo) unraced to date. 2012: (c Iffraaj)

Age 2-3

Earned £46,666

2nd Dam: Ela’s Gold by Ela-Mana-Mou. Dam of HIGH SOCIETY (f Key of Luck, see above)

Sire: MORE THAN READY. Sire of 95 SWs. In 2013 MORE THAN SACRED Danehill G1, VERRAZANO Giant’s Causeway G1, DALWARI Kalanisi G3, MOREISH Danehill G3, READYTOGORIGHTNOW Hurricane Sky G3, ROMANTIC MOON Danehill G3, VIVI VELOCE Royal Academy G3.

Broodmare Sire: KEY OF LUCK. Sire of the dams of 6 Stakes winners. In 2013 - SOCIETY ROCK Rock of Gibraltar G2.

Broodmare Sire: LORD AT WAR. Sire of the dams of 38 SWs. In 2013 - DUNTLE Danehill Dancer G3. DUNTLE ch f 2009

CHANTILLY. May 14. 3yoc. 1800m. Danzig

Danehill Razyana DANEHILL DANCER b 93 Sharpen Up Mira Adonde Lettre d’Amour General Lord At War LADY ANGOLA ch 98

Luna de Miel Little Current

Benguela Lady Winborne

Northern Dancer Pas de Nom His Majesty Spring Adieu Atan Rocchetta Caro Lianga Brigadier Gerard Mercuriale Con Brio Good Will Sea Bird II Luiana Secretariat Priceless Gem


1. JUST PRETENDING (USA) 9-0 £33,028 b f by Giant's Causeway - Moon Safari (Mr Prospector) O-M Tabor, D Smith, Mrs J Magnier B-Eagle Holdings TR-AP O'Brien 2. Hint of A Tint (IRE) 9-0 £9,654 b f by Danehill Dancer - Mine Excavation (Galileo) O-Sue-Ann Foley B-Lynch Bages Ltd, Samac Ltd TR-David Wachman 3. Mizzava (IRE) 9-0 £4,573 bbr f by Cape Cross - Flamanda (Niniski) O-Gerard M O'Leary B-T Gleeson, Ashley O'Leary TR-M Halford Margins Neck, 2.25. Time 1:41.46 (slow 3.46). Going Yielding. Age 2-3

Starts 4

Wins 2

Places 1

Earned £39,321

Sire: GIANT’S CAUSEWAY. Sire of 117 Stakes winners. In 2013 - BLUERIDGE MOUNTAIN Distant View G1, FED BIZ Wild Again G2, GIANT’S STEPS Hennessy G2, TABLEAUX Hansel G2, CIAO BELLA French Deputy G3, JUST PRETENDING Mr Prospector G3, WINNING CAUSE Kingmambo G3. 1st Dam: Moon Safari by Mr Prospector. Winner at 2, 3rd Derrinstown Stud 1000 Guineas Trial G3. Own sister to SCAN. Dam of 3 winners: 2004: Ides of March (c Danehill) unraced. 2005: THE LEOPARD (c Storm Cat) 3 wins at 2 in USA, Generous S G3. 2006: It Must Be Magic (f Storm Cat) unraced. 2007: JUPITER (c Storm Cat) 2 wins 4-6 in USA. 2008: Night Hunt (c Storm Cat) ran in USA. 2010: JUST PRETENDING (f Giant’s Causeway) 2 wins, Derrinstown Stud 1000 Guineas Trial G3. 2012: (c Giant’s Causeway) 2nd Dam: VIDEO by Nijinsky. 2 wins at 3 in USA. Own sister to VISION, MERCE CUNNINGHAM and CAERLEON. Dam of SCAN (c Mr Prospector: Jerome H G1, Pegasus H G1, 2nd Meadowlands Cup H G1), Moon Safari (f Mr Prospector, see above), Camcorder (f Forty Niner: 3rd Outstandingly S LR). Grandam of Targe, Danon Spasibo, Port Eighty. Third dam of ARTEMUS KITTEN, LISA’S KITTEN. Broodmare Sire: MR PROSPECTOR. Sire of the dams of 319 SWs. In 2013 - JUST PRETENDING Giant’s Causeway G3, TOUCH ME NOT Dance In The Dark G3. The Giant’s Causeway/Mr Prospector cross has produced: ARAGORN G1, GHANAATI G1, PRIMARY G1, JUST PRETENDING G3, DEMEANOUR LR, Almonsoon G3, Contentious G3. JUST PRETENDING b f 2010 Storm Bird Storm Cat Terlingua GIANT’S CAUSEWAY ch 97 Rahy Mariah’s Storm Immense Raise A Native Mr Prospector MOON SAFARI b/br 99

Gold Digger Nijinsky





Northern Dancer South Ocean Secretariat Crimson Saint Blushing Groom Glorious Song Roberto Imsodear Native Dancer Raise You Nashua Sequence Northern Dancer Flaming Page Round Table Regal Gleam

Starts 3

Wins 2

Places 1

1st Dam: Dalmiya by Kalanisi. unraced. Dam of 1 winner: 2008: Damarlan (g Lemon Drop Kid) ran in France. 2009: Dalsiya (f Johannesburg) unraced. 2010: DALWARI (c More Than Ready) 2 wins at 2 and 3 in France, Prix de Guiche G3. 2012: (c Langfuhr) 2nd Dam: DALTAWA by Miswaki. 2 wins at 2 and 3 in France, Prix Ronde de Nuit LR, 2nd Prix Penelope G3. Dam of DAYLAMI (c Doyoun: Coronation Cup G1, Eclipse S G1, Irish Champion S G1, King George VI & Queen Elizabeth S G1, Poule d’Essai des Poulains G1, Man O’War S G1, Breeders’ Cup Turf G1), DALAKHANI (c Darshaan: Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe G1, Prix du Jockey Club G1, Prix Lupin G1, Criterium International G1), DALGHAR (c Anabaa: Prix du Palais Royal G3, 2nd Diadem S G2, Criterium de MaisonsLaffitte G2), DAYMARTI (c Caerleon: G P Anjou Bretagne LR, 2nd Prix Lupin G1, 3rd Criterium de Saint-Cloud G1). Grandam of DALTAYA. Third dam of DALKALA. Broodmare Sire: KALANISI. Sire of the dams of 1 SW. In 2013 - DALWARI More Than Ready G3. DALWARI b c 2010 Hail To Reason Cosmah Northern Dancer Sea Saga MORE THAN READY b 97 Mr Prospector Woodman Playmate Woodman’s Girl Naskra Becky Be Good Good Landing Mill Reef Doyoun Dumka Kalanisi Green Dancer Kalamba Kareena DALMIYA gr 2003 Mr Prospector Miswaki Hopespringseternal Daltawa Crystal Palace Damana Denia Halo

Southern Halo

SOCIETY ROCK b h 2007 Danzig Danehill Razyana ROCK OF GIBRALTAR b 99 Be My Guest Offshore Boom Push A Button Chief’s Crown Key of Luck HIGH SOCIETY b/br 99

Balbonella Ela-Mana-Mou

Ela’s Gold Majestic’s Gold

Northern Dancer Pas de Nom His Majesty Spring Adieu Northern Dancer What A Treat Bold Lad River Lady Danzig Six Crowns Gay Mecene Bamieres Pitcairn Rose Bertin Rheingold Majestic

66 PRIX CLEOPATRE G3 SAINT-CLOUD. May 15. 3yof. 2100m.

1. BALTIC BARONESS (GER) 8-9 £32,520 bl f by Shamardal - Born Wild (Sadler's Wells) O/B-Gestut Ammerland TR-A Fabre 2. Santa Ponsa (FR) 8-9 £13,008 b f by Slickly - Tounsi (Sendawar) O-J-C Seroul B-J-C Seroul TR-F Rossi 3. Eleuthera (FR) 8-9 £9,756 ch f by Spirit One - Class A Fair (Shining Steel) O-Mme Philippe Demercastel B-P Demercastel TR-P Demercastel Margins Short neck, 1.25. Time 2:16.09. Going Good.

Northern Sea

65 DUKE OF YORK S G2 YORK. May 15. 3yo+. 6f.

1. SOCIETY ROCK (IRE) 6 9-13 £60,481 b h by Rock of Gibraltar - High Society (Key of Luck) O-Simon Gibson B-San Gabriel Investments Inc TR-JR Fanshawe 2. Lethal Force (IRE) 4 9-8 £22,930 gr c by Dark Angel - Land Army (Desert Style) O-Alan G Craddock B-Declan Johnson TR-CG Cox 3. Gordon Lord Byron (IRE) 5 9-13 £11,476 b g by Byron - Boa Estrela (Intikhab) O-Dr Cyrus Poonawalla, Morgan J Cahalan B-Roland H Alder TR-T Hogan Margins Head, 1.25. Time 1:11.44 (slow 1.24). Going Good to soft. Age 2-6

Starts 21

Wins 6

Places 6

Age 2-3

Starts 4

Places 2

Earned £58,292

Sire: SHAMARDAL. Sire of 50 Stakes winners. In 2013 - DUNBOYNE EXPRESS Polish Precedent G1, MAYBE DISCREET Bluebird G1, PUISSANCE DE LUNE Unbridled’s Song G2, BALTIC BARONESS Sadler’s Wells G3. 1st Dam: BORN WILD by Sadler’s Wells. Winner at 3. Dam of 2 winners: 2008: (c Dubawi) 2009: BALTIC ROCK (c Rock of Gibraltar) 2 wins at 3 in Germany, Preis SWB Derby Trial LR. 2010: BALTIC BARONESS (f Shamardal) 2 wins, Prix Cleopatre G3, 2nd Prix Penelope G3. 2011: (c Kandahar Run) 2012: (f Lope de Vega) 2nd Dam: BORGIA by Acatenango. Champion 3yo filly in Germany and France. 6 wins, Deutsches Derby G1, Grosser Preis von Baden G1, 2nd Breeders’ Cup Turf G1, 3rd Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe G1. BALTIC BARONESS bl f 2010 Storm Bird Terlingua Rahy Mariah’s Storm Immense Mr Prospector Machiavellian Coup de Folie Troy Helen Street Waterway Nearctic Northern Dancer Natalma Bold Reason Fairy Bridge Special Surumu Acatenango Aggravate Tarim Britannia Bonna Storm Cat Giant’s Causeway SHAMARDAL b 02 Helsinki

Earned £828,732

Sire: ROCK OF GIBRALTAR. Sire of 85 SWs. In 2013 - SOCIETY ROCK Key of Luck G2, ARCETRI PINK Galileo G3, EUROPE TO AFRICA Gold Brose LR, ROMANTIC WAVE Indian Ridge LR, RUSSIAN ROCK Brief Truce LR.

Wins 2

Sadler’s Wells BORN WILD b 03 Borgia

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Broodmare Sire: SADLER’S WELLS. Sire of the dams of 305 SWs. In 2013 - RELIABLE MAN Dalakhani G1, BALTIC BARONESS Shamardal G3. The Shamardal/Sadler’s Wells cross has produced: BALTIC BARONESS G3, Akua’da G3.

67 BLUE WIND S G3 NAAS. May 15. 3yo+f&m. 10f.

1. EUPHRASIA (IRE) 4 9-9 £40,955 b f by Windsor Knot - Bishop's Lake (Lake Coniston) O-Joseph G Murphy B-Tally-Ho Stud TR-Joseph G Murphy 2. La Collina (IRE) 4 9-9 £11,972 ch f by Strategic Prince - Starfish (Galileo) O-J Vasicek B-Manister House Stud TR-K Prendergast 3. Princess Highway (USA) 4 10-0 £5,671 b f by Street Cry - Irresistible Jewel (Danehill) O/B-Moyglare Stud Farm TR-DK Weld Margins 2, 0.5. Time 2:21.19 (slow 14.19). Going Yielding to soft. Age 3-4

Starts 8

Wins 2

Places 3

1st Dam: Bishop’s Lake by Lake Coniston. 2 wins at 2, 2nd Empress S LR. Dam of 3 winners: 2006: LAKEMAN (g Tillerman) 4 wins. 2007: STRIKE A DEAL (f Chineur) Winner at 3. 2008: Isontonic (f Kodiac) 2009: EUPHRASIA (f Windsor Knot) 12,000gns yearling at TAOC2. 2 wins at 3 and 4, Blue Wind S G3, 3rd Martin Molony S LR. 2011: Langavat (c Bushranger) 2nd Dam: CLINCHER CLUB by Polish Patriot. 2 wins at 2 and 3. Dam of INTENSE PINK (f Pivotal: October S LR, 3rd Chartwell S G3), Sir Reginald (g Compton Place: 3rd Gimcrack S G2), Henrik (c Primo Dominie: 2nd Superlative S G3, 3rd Racing Post Trophy G1), Bishop’s Lake (f Lake Coniston, see above). Grandam of VAN DER NEER. Broodmare Sire: LAKE CONISTON. Sire of the dams of 11 SWs. In 2013 - EUPHRASIA Windsor Knot G3. EUPHRASIA b f 2009 Nureyev Marie d’Argonne Cozzene Fearless Revival Stufida Northern Dancer The Minstrel Fleur Fleet Nasrullah Tea And Roses Super Flower Storm Bird Bluebird Ivory Dawn Persian Bold Persian Polly Polyester Girl Danzig Polish Patriot Maria Waleska Rousillon Merry Rous Merry Weather Polar Falcon

WINDSOR KNOT ch 02 Triple Tie

Lake Coniston BISHOP’S LAKE b 00 Clincher Club

68 MUSIDORA S G3 1. LIBER NAUTICUS (IRE) 8-12 £42,533 b f by Azamour - Serres (Daylami) O/B-Ballymacoll Stud TR-Sir Michael Stoute 2. Romantic Settings (GB) 8-12 £16,125 ch f by Mount Nelson - Lacework (Pivotal) O-Mel Roberts, Ms Nicola Meese B-Newsells Park Stud TR-RA Fahey 3. Woodland Aria (GB) 8-12 £8,070 b f by Singspiel - Magic Tree (Timber Country) O-RJH Geffen B-Wardall Bloodstock TR-JHM Gosden Margins 1.5, 1.5. Time 2:14.58 (slow 7.08). Going Good to soft. Starts 2

Wins 2

Places 0

LIBER NAUTICUS b f 2010 Night Shift AZAMOUR b 01 Asmara

Daylami SERRES b 04 Well Head

Nearctic Northern Dancer Natalma Chop Chop Ciboulette Windy Answer Roberto Lear Fan Wac Darshaan Anaza Azaarika Mill Reef Doyoun Dumka Miswaki Daltawa Damana Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge Irish River River Dancer Dancing Shadow

69 MIDDLETON S G2 YORK. May 16. 4yo+f&m. 10f 88yds.

1. DALKALA (USA) 4 9-0 £56,710 bbr f by Giant's Causeway - Daltaya (Anabaa) O-HH The Aga Khan B-HH The Aga Khan's Studs SC TR-A de Royer-Dupre 2. Ambivalent (IRE) 4 8-12 £21,500 b f by Authorized - Darrery (Darshaan) O-Ali Saeed B-Darley TR-Roger Varian 3. Ladys First (GB) 4 8-12 £10,760 b f by Dutch Art - Like A Dame (Danehill) O-Mrs H Steel B-Sparsholt Stud TR-RA Fahey Margins 1, neck. Time 2:12.43 (slow 4.93). Going Good. Age 2-4

Starts 9

Wins 5

Places 2

Earned £281,869

Sire: GIANT’S CAUSEWAY. Sire of 117 Stakes winners. In 2013 - BLUERIDGE MOUNTAIN Distant View G1, DALKALA Anabaa G2, FED BIZ Wild Again G2, GIANT’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. Dam of 1 winner: 2009: DALKALA (f Giant’s Causeway) 5 wins 2-4, Middleton S G2, Prix de Royallieu G2, Prix Cleopatre G3, 3rd Prix de Pomone G2. 2010: Dalilar (c Dynaformer) unraced to date. 2011: Doulmera (f Mr Greeley) unraced to date. 2012: (f Medaglia d’Oro)

Broodmare Sire: ANABAA. Sire of the dams of 33 Stakes winners. In 2013 - BUFFERING Mossman G2, DALKALA Giant’s Causeway G2. The Giant’s Causeway/Anabaa cross has produced: DALKALA G2, Close Ally G2. DALKALA b/br f 2009 Storm Bird Storm Cat Terlingua GIANT’S CAUSEWAY ch 97 Rahy Mariah’s Storm Immense

Earned £45,768

Sire: AZAMOUR. Sire of 17 Stakes winners. In 2013 LIBER NAUTICUS Daylami G3. 1st Dam: Serres by Daylami. unraced. Dam of 2 winners:


Broodmare Sire: DAYLAMI. Sire of the dams of 9 Stakes winners. In 2013 - PIERRO Lonhro G1, LIBER NAUTICUS Azamour G3.

70 DANTE S G2 YORK. May 16. 3yo. 10f 88yds.

1. LIBERTARIAN (GB) 9-0 £85,065 b c by New Approach - Intrum Morshaan (Darshaan) O-Hubert John Strecker B-Serpentine Bloodstock Ltd TR-Mrs K Burke 2. Trading Leather (IRE) 9-0 £32,250 b c by Teofilo - Night Visit (Sinndar) O-Mrs JS Bolger B-JS Bolger TR-JS Bolger 3. Indian Chief (IRE) 9-0 £16,140 b c by Montjeu - Buck Aspen (Seeking The Gold) O-D Smith, Mrs J Magnier, M Tabor B-Paget Bloodstock TR-AP O'Brien Margins 1.25, 0.75. Time 2:10.59 (slow 3.09). Going Good. Age 3

Danzig Anabaa DALTAYA b/br 03

Balbonella Doyoun

Daltaiyma 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

Starts 3

Wins 2

Places 1

Earned £93,456

Sire: NEW APPROACH. Sire of 6 SWs. In 2013 DAWN APPROACH Phone Trick G1, LIBERTARIAN Darshaan G2, MONTSEGUR Flying Spur G3. 1st Dam: INTRUM MORSHAAN by Darshaan. Winner at 3. Dam of 7 winners: 2002: PEKING BEAUTY (f Kendor) 2 wins in France. 2003: ZED CANDY (g Medicean) 7 wins. 2005: BIGZAM (f Zamindar) 4 wins 4-5, Prix des Tourelles LR. 2006: PRINCE SIEGFRIED (g Royal Applause) 7 wins 2-6, Winter Hill S G3, 2nd Criterium International G1. 2008: Ned Buntline (g Refuse To Bend) 2 wins, 3rd Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle G2. 2009: AL BAIDAA (f Exceed And Excel) Winner at 3. 2010: LIBERTARIAN (c New Approach) 45,155gns yearling at ARAUG, 40,000gns 2yo at TAAPR. 2 wins at 3, Dante S G2. 2012: (c Makfi) 2nd Dam: AUNTIE MAUREEN by Roi Danzig. 2 wins at 4. Dam of CONEY KITTY (f Lycius: Hillsborough S G3). Broodmare Sire: DARSHAAN. Sire of the dams of 204 Stakes winners. In 2013 - SAJJHAA King’s Best G1, LIBERTARIAN New Approach G2, AL KAZEEM Dubawi G3, DANK Dansili G3, ESTIMATE Monsun G3, GLOBAL THRILL Big Shuffle G3, JUTLAND Halling G3, VIZTORIA Oratorio G3. LIBERTARIAN b c 2010 Sadler’s Wells Galileo Urban Sea NEW APPROACH ch 05 Ahonoora Park Express Matcher Shirley Heights Darshaan INTRUM MORSHAAN b/br 97

Delsy Roi Danzig

Auntie Maureen Midnight Child

Northern Dancer Fairy Bridge Miswaki Allegretta Lorenzaccio Helen Nichols Match II Lachine Mill Reef Hardiemma Abdos Kelty Danzig Gdynia Manado Camogie


2nd Dam: DALTAIYMA by Doyoun. 1 win at 3. Sister to DAYLAMI. Dam of DALTAYA (see above).

YORK. May 15. 3yof. 10f 88yds.

Age 2-3

2nd Dam: Well Head by Sadler’s Wells. unraced. Dam of CONDUIT (c Dalakhani: King George VI & Queen Elizabeth S G1, St Leger S G1, Breeders’ Cup Turf G1 (twice), 3rd Eclipse S G1), HARD TOP (g Darshaan: Great Voltigeur S G2), Spray Gun (c Octagonal: 2nd Prix Rene Bedel LR, Prix de la Porte de Madrid LR). Grandam of GLASS HARMONIUM.

Earned £53,183

Sire: WINDSOR KNOT. Sire of 2 Stakes winners. In 2013 - EUPHRASIA Lake Coniston G3.


2009: LUCCIOLA (f Verglas) Winner at 4 in Australia. 2010: LIBER NAUTICUS (f Azamour) 2 wins at 2 and 3, Tattersalls Musidora S G3. 2012: (c Invincible Spirit)

YORK. May 17. 4yo+. 14f.

1. GLEN'S DIAMOND (GB) 5 9-0 £79,394 b g by Intikhab - Posta Vecchia (Rainbow Quest) O-S & G Clayton B-Doverlane Finance Ltd TR-RA Fahey 2. Top Trip (GB) 4 9-0 £30,100 b c by Dubai Destination - Topka (Kahyasi) O-J Vasicek B-Kenilworth House Stud, Haras d'Ecouves TR-F Doumen 3. Royal Diamond (IRE) 7 9-4 £15,064 b g by King's Best - Irresistible Jewel (Danehill) O-Andrew Tinkler B-Moyglare Stud Farm TR-Thomas Carmody Margins Nose, 3.25. Time 3:01.39. Going Soft. Age 2-5

Starts 16

Wins 5

Places 5

Earned £180,429

Sire: INTIKHAB. Sire of 22 Stakes winners. In 2013 GLEN’S DIAMOND Rainbow Quest G2. 1st Dam: Posta Vecchia by Rainbow Quest. ran once at 2. Dam of 3 winners:

2000: 2001: 2002: 2003: 2004: 2005: 2006: 2007: 2008:

2009: 2010:

TOP TENOR (g Sadler’s Wells) 2 wins. Pergolacha (f Sadler’s Wells) died at 2 years. Opportunity (f Sadler’s Wells) unraced. Saturnia (f Grand Lodge) MESHUGAH (c Grand Lodge) 5 wins at 2 to 5 in France, Russia, Switzerland. Full Dream (f Danehill Dancer) ran in France. Miss Popi (f One Cool Cat) Danza Vecchia (f Westerner) unraced. GLEN’S DIAMOND (g Intikhab) Sold 9,708gns yearling at AROCT, 26,970gns 2yo at ARMAY. 5 wins 2-5, Yorkshire Cup G2, Dee S G3, 2nd Yorkshire Cup G2. (c Librettist) (f Traditionally)

2nd Dam: Music And Dance by Northern Dancer. 2 wins at 3, 2nd Philips Electronics Extended H LR. Grandam of Musical Score, Galleon Beach. Third dam of Pivotal Flame. Fourth dam of Dr Planet. Broodmare Sire: RAINBOW QUEST. Sire of the dams of 153 Stakes winners. In 2013 - JAVA’S WAR War Pass G1, GLEN’S DIAMOND Intikhab G2, LAST TRAIN Rail Link G3. The Intikhab/Rainbow Quest cross has produced: GLEN’S DIAMOND G2, WITHOUT A PRAYER G3. GLEN’S DIAMOND b g 2008 Hail To Reason Bramalea Damascus Arabia Christmas Wind INTIKHAB b 94 Mr Prospector Crafty Prospector Real Crafty Lady Crafty Example Danzig Zienelle Past Example Red God Blushing Groom Runaway Bride Rainbow Quest Herbager I Will Follow Where You Lead POSTA VECCHIA b 96 Nearctic Northern Dancer Natalma Music And Dance Nashua Producer Marion Roberto

Red Ransom

72 LOCKINGE S G1 NEWBURY. May 18. 4yo+. 8f.

1. FARHH (GB) 5 9-0 £110,159 b h by Pivotal - Gonbarda (Lando) O-Godolphin B-Darley TR-Saeed bin Suroor 2. Sovereign Debt (IRE) 4 9-0 £41,764 gr c by Dark Angel - Kelsey Rose (Most Welcome) O-Lawrie Inman B-Yeomanstown Stud TR-MLW Bell 3. Aljamaaheer (IRE) 4 9-0 £20,901 ch c by Dubawi - Kelly Nicole (Rainbow Quest) O-Hamdan Al Maktoum B-Corrin Stud, Sean O'Keefe TR-Roger Varian Margins 4, neck. Time 1:35.43 (fast 0.27). Going Good to firm. Age 2-5

Starts 9

Wins 4

Places 5

Earned £590,923

Sire: PIVOTAL. Sire of 103 Stakes winners. In 2013 FARHH Lando G1, AFRICAN STORY Gone West G3, HOT SNAP Kingmambo G3. 1st Dam: GONBARDA by Lando. 5 wins at 2 and 3 in Germany, Preis der Freunde und Forderer Deutschlandpreis G1, Preis von Europa G1, 2nd Grosser Preis von Baden G1. Own sister to GORLOR. Dam of 2 winners: 2008: FARHH (c Pivotal) 4 wins at 2 to 5, Lockinge S G1, 2nd Juddmonte International S G1, Eclipse S G1, Sussex S G1, Prix du Moulin de Longchamp G1, 3rd Prince of Wales’s S G1. 2009: WELCOME GIFT (c Pivotal) Winner at 2. 2010: Royal Flag (c New Approach) 2011: Basem (c Pivotal) unraced to date. 2012: (c Pivotal) 2nd Dam: Gonfalon by Slip Anchor. unraced. Dam of GONBARDA (f Lando, see above), GONFILIA (f Big Shuffle: Princess Elizabeth S G3), GONLARGO (g Big Shuffle: Grosser Preis der Dortmunder Wirtschaft G3, 2nd Mehl-Mulhens Rennen G2, Raab Karcher Baustoffe Cup G2, Berlin Brandenburg Trophy G2), GORLOR (c Lando: Preis des Casino Baden-Baden LR, 2nd Grosser Preis der Dortmunder Wirtschaft G3), Gondoro (c Big Shuffle: 3rd Preis des Winterfavoriten G3). Grandam of Signs In The Sand.


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Caulfield on Farhh: “Thanks to his dam Gonbarda, he stays a mile and a quarter well. Her sire Lando numbered the German Derby and Japan Cup among seven Group 1 12-furlong wins”

Broodmare Sire: LANDO. Sire of the dams of 10 Stakes winners. In 2013 - FARHH Pivotal G1, ALTANO Galileo G3, CALYXA Pivotal LR. The Pivotal/Lando cross has produced: FARHH G1, CALYXA G3. FARHH b h 2008 Polar Falcon PIVOTAL ch 93 Fearless Revival

Lando GONBARDA b 02 Gonfalon

Northern Dancer Nureyev Special Jefferson Marie d’Argonne Mohair Caro Cozzene Ride The Trails Bustino Stufida Zerbinetta Surumu Acatenango Aggravate Sharpman Laurea Licata Shirley Heights Slip Anchor Sayonara Windwurf Grimpola Gondel

With Lando, a German Derby winner, as her sire and Slip Anchor, an Epsom Derby winner, as her broodmare sire, Gonbarda was virtually guaranteed to appreciate a mile and a half. This proved to be so, as she demonstrated as a three-year-old in 2005 with victories in the Deutschlandpreis and the Preis von Europa. She then joined Godolphin but never carried their colours before visiting Pivotal in 2007. The Cheveley Park stallion helped her make an excellent start as a broodmare, even though their son Farhh has proved somewhat fragile. After racing only once in each of his first two seasons, Farhh was placed in five consecutive Gr1 events, notably suffering narrow defeats to Nathaniel in the Eclipse Stakes and Moonlight Cloud in the Prix du Moulin. He also chased home Frankel at a respectful distance in the Sussex Stakes and Juddmonte International. Frankel, of course, had started his four-year-old campaign with a fivelength success in the 2012 Lockinge Stakes and Farhh was nearly as impressive in the 2013 edition, recording a well-deserved first Group success by four lengths. Thanks to Gonbarda, Farhh stays a mile and a quarter well. Her sire Lando also numbered the Japan Cup and the Deutschlandpreis among his seven Gr1 victories over a mile and a half. Gonbarda’s dam Gonfalon never raced but she would have stayed well. Her dam Grimpola was third in the German Oaks and second in the 12-furlong Ludwig Goebels Erinnerungsrennen after winning the German 1,000 Guineas (Schwarzgold Rennen). Gonfalon’s owners regularly tried to inject speed by sending her to the champion Irish sprinter Big Shuffle and there are two Group-winning milers, Gonlargo and Gonfilia, among their seven foals. Gonfalon now has the distinction of being a three-parts-sister to Gryada, the Shirley Heights mare responsible for Montjeu’s outstanding middledistance runners and supreme stayer Fame and Glory, who has won Gr1 races at two, three, four and five, namely the Criterium de Saint-Cloud, Irish Derby, Coronation Cup and Ascot Gold Cup.

73 DERBY ITALIANO G2 ROME. May 19. 3yoc&f. 2200m.

1. BIZ THE NURSE (IRE) 9-2 £284,552 b c by Oratorio - Biz Bar (Tobougg) O-Scuderia Aleali B-Massimo Parri TR-S Botti 2. Wish Come True (IRE) 9-2 £125,203 b c by Aussie Rules - Tibouchina (Daylami) O-Dioscuri SRL B-Patrick Monaghan TR-S Botti 3. Ancient King (IRE) 9-2 £68,292 b c by Ramonti - Queen of Rap (Alhaarth) O-Dioscuri SRL B-Andrew Lennon TR-S Botti Margins 4, 2. Time 2:17.04. Going Good. Age 2-3

Starts 4

Wins 3

Places 0

1st Dam: BIZ BAR by Tobougg. 2 wins at 2 in Italy, Criterium Femminile LR. Dam of 1 winner: 2010: BIZ THE NURSE (c Oratorio) Sold 32,840gns yearling at ITSEP. 3 wins at 2 and 3 in Italy, Derby Italiano G2, Premio Botticelli LR. 2011: Cospirator (c Ivan Denisovich) unraced to date. 2012: (c Arcano) 2nd Dam: ULANOVA by Trempolino. 3 wins at 3 and 4 in Italy. Dam of BIZ BAR (f Tobougg, see above). Broodmare Sire: TOBOUGG. Sire of the dams of 1 SW. In 2013 - BIZ THE NURSE Oratorio G2. BIZ THE NURSE b c 2010 Danzig Razyana ORATORIO b 02 Vaguely Noble Mahrah Montage Barathea Tobougg BIZ BAR b 04

Lacovia Trempolino

Ulanova Poelish Hills

Northern Dancer Pas de Nom His Majesty Spring Adieu Vienna Noble Lassie Alydar Katonka Sadler’s Wells Brocade Majestic Light Hope For All Sharpen Up Trephine Danzig Virginia Hills

74 PREMIO CARLO D'ALESSIO G3 ROME. May 19. 3yo+. 2400m.

1. ROMANTIC WAVE (IRE) 4 8-9 £22,764 br c by Rock of Gibraltar - Eurirs (Indian Ridge) O-Effevi B-Razza Del Velino TR-S Botti 2. Solomar (ITY) 5 8-9 £10,016 b h by Martino Alonso - Love Secret (Secreto) O-Scuderia Siba B-Az Ag Antezzante TR-S Botti 3. Frankenstein (GB) 6 8-9 £5,463 b g by Dubawi - Lifting (Nordance) O-Freedom Holding B-Azienda Agricola Rosati Colarieti TR-B Grizzetti Margins 2.5, head. Time 2:28.22. Going Good. Age 2-4

Starts 16

Wins 6

Places 8

Earned £113,459

Sire: ROCK OF GIBRALTAR. Sire of 85 Stakes winners. In 2013 - SOCIETY ROCK Key of Luck G2, ARCETRI PINK Galileo G3, ROMANTIC WAVE Indian Ridge G. 1st Dam: Eurirs by Indian Ridge. Ran in Italy at 2 and 3. Own sister to Euribor. Dam of 3 winners: 2005: DEMATIL (c Orpen) 2 wins at 2 and 3 in Italy, Criterium di Pisa LR. 2006: Maltide (c King Charlemagne) ran in Italy. 2008: Charlemagne Wood (c King Charlemagne) 7 wins 2 to 4 in Italy, 3rd Premio d’Estate LR. 2009: ROMANTIC WAVE (c Rock of Gibraltar) 6 wins, Premio Carlo d’Alessio G3, Premio Signorino LR, 2nd Premio Conte Felice Scheibler LR, Premio Merano LR . 2011: Pack of Power (f Holy Roman Emperor) 2012: (f Fastnet Rock) 2nd Dam: ANNA GRASSI by Bound For Honour. 4 wins at 2, Premio Repubbliche Marinare LR. Dam of Euribor (c Indian Ridge: 2nd Prix de Cabourg G3, Premio Primi Passi G3).


3. Earl of Tinsdal (GER) 5 9-6 £4,472 b h by Black Sam Bellamy - Earthly Paradise (Dashing Blade) O-Sunrace Stables B-Hannes K Gutschow TR-A Wohler Margins 0.75, 1. Time 3:21.30. Going Good.

The Rock of Gibraltar/Indian Ridge cross has produced: ROMANTIC WAVE G3, THEANN G3.

Age 3-6


Sire: GALILEO. Sire of 137 Stakes winners. In 2013 BATTLE OF MARENGO Green Desert G2, ALTANO Lando G3, LINTON Centaine G3, MAGICIAN Mozart G3, ROMANTICA Danehill G3, RULER OF THE WORLD Kingmambo G3.

Northern Dancer Pas de Nom His Majesty Razyana Spring Adieu Northern Dancer Be My Guest What A Treat Bold Lad Push A Button River Lady Lorenzaccio Ahonoora Helen Nichols Swing Easy Hillbrow Golden City Danzig Bound For Honour Fabuleux Jane Jaazeiro Beb Italia Ginger Danzig

Danehill ROCK OF GIBRALTAR b 99 Offshore Boom

Earned £306,665

Sire: ORATORIO. Sire of 34 Stakes winners. In 2013 RAVE Dancing Brave G1, BIZ THE NURSE Tobougg G2, MOONWALK IN PARIS Singspiel G3, VIZTORIA Darshaan G3.


Broodmare Sire: INDIAN RIDGE. Sire of the dams of 64 Stakes winners. In 2013 - MULL OF KILLOUGH Mull of Kintyre G3, ROMANTIC WAVE Rock of Gibraltar G3, TICKLED PINK Invincible Spirit G3, GAMMARTH Layman LR, HACHIKO Noverre LR.

Indian Ridge EURIRS br 99 Anna Grassi

75 PREMIO TUDINI G3 ROME. May 19. 3yo+. 1200m.

1. VICTORY LAUREL (IRE) 3 8-5 £22,764 b c by Holy Roman Emperor - Special Cause (Fasliyev) O-Scuderia Colle Papa B-Mr & Mrs B Firestone TR-D Camuffo 2. Rosendhal (IRE) 6 9-4 £10,016 ch h by Indian Ridge - Kathy College (College Chapel) O/B-Allevamento Pian Di Neve SRL TR-G Botti 3. Onlyyouknowme (IRE) 5 8-10 £5,463 b m by Martino Alonso - Sopran New (Cozzene) O/B-Quadrante Rosso SRL TR-E Botti Margins 0.5, 1.5. Time 1:08.54. Going Good. Age 2-3

Starts 11

Wins 3

Places 6

Earned £46,328

Sire: HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR. Sire of 26 SWs. In 2013 - MAUREEN Linamix G3, VICTORY LAUREL Fasliyev G3. 1st Dam: SPECIAL CAUSE by Fasliyev. Winner at 3 in France. Dam of 1 winner: 2006: Shy Appeal (f Barathea) 2008: Vision of Peace (f Invincible Spirit) unraced. 2009: (c Rock of Gibraltar) 2010: VICTORY LAUREL (c Holy Roman Emperor) Sold 22,000gns foal at TADEF. 3 wins at 2 and 3 in Italy, Premio Tudini G3. 2011: (f High Chaparral)

Starts 23

Wins 10

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 All For You, ALL ABOUT SAM. Broodmare Sire: LANDO. Sire of the dams of 10 Stakes winners. In 2013 - FARHH Pivotal G1, ALTANO Galileo G3, CALYXA Pivotal LR. The Galileo/Lando cross has produced: ALTANO G3, Meganisi LR. ALTANO b g 2006 Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge GALILEO b 98 Miswaki Urban Sea Allegretta Acatenango Lando ALANDA b 01 Surumu Arastou Arabeske

Broodmare Sire: FASLIYEV. Sire of the dams of 12 Stakes winners. In 2013 - MELIORA Ad Valorem G2, VICTORY LAUREL Holy Roman Emperor G3.

Danzig Razyana HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR b 04 Secretariat L’On Vite Fanfreluche Nureyev Fasliyev SPECIAL CAUSE b 01

Mr P’s Princess Groom Dancer

Shy Danceuse Shy Princess

Nearctic Natalma Bold Reason Special Mr Prospector Hopespringseternal Lombard Anatevka Surumu Aggravate Sharpman Licata Literat Surama Kronzeuge Ankertrosse

77 MEHL-MULHENS-RENNEN G2 COLOGNE. May 20. 3yoc&f. 1600m.

VICTORY LAUREL b c 2010 Danehill

Earned £140,521

1st Dam: Alanda by Lando. unraced. Dam of 2 winners: 2006: ALTANO (c Galileo) 10 wins 4-6 in France, Germany, Italy, St Leger Italiano G3, Deutsches St Leger G3, Oleander Deutsch Besitzer Zuchter Rennen G3 (twice), 2nd St Leger Italiano G3. 2008: ARALDO (c High Chaparral) 3 wins at 4 in Germany, Preis des Casino Baden-Baden LR, 3rd Preis von Europa G1. 2009: Attimo (g Nayef) 2010: Alito (c Big Shuffle) 2011: (c Medicean) 2012: (f Adlerflug)


2nd Dam: SHY DANCEUSE by Groom Dancer. 1 win at 3 in France. Dam of SWEET STORY (f Green Tune: Prix Occitanie LR), SHY LADY (f Kaldoun: Oppenheim Rennen LR). Grandam of ZAFEEN.

Places 9

Northern Dancer Pas de Nom His Majesty Spring Adieu Bold Ruler Somethingroyal Northern Dancer Ciboulette Northern Dancer Special Mr Prospector Anne Campbell Blushing Groom Featherhill Irish River Shy Dawn

76 OLEANDER-RENNEN G3 HOPPEGARTEN. May 19. 4yo+. 3200m.

1. ALTANO (GER) 7 9-2 £26,016 b g by Galileo - Alanda (Lando) O-Frau Dr I Hornig B-Gestut Ittlingen TR-A Wohler 2. Supersonic Flight (GER) 6 8-11 £8,943 ch h by Lomitas - So Royal (Royal Solo) O-Rashit Shaykhutdinov B-Stiftung Gestut Fahrhof TR-M Rulec

1. PEACE AT LAST (IRE) 9-2 £81,301 b c by Oasis Dream - National Day (Barathea) O-Guy Heald B-GB Partnership TR-H-A Pantall 2. Global Bang (GER) 9-2 £24,390 b c by Manduro - Goonda (Darshaan) O/B-Gestut Auenquelle TR-Mario Hofer 3. Tawhid (GB) 9-2 £10,569 gr c by Invincible Spirit - Snowdrops (Gulch) O-Godolphin B-West Lodge Stud TR-Saeed bin Suroor Margins 1.25, 1.25. Time Soft. Going Soft. Age 2-3

Starts 8

Wins 2

Places 3

Earned £103,975

Sire: OASIS DREAM. Sire of 65 SWs. In 2013 PEACE AT LAST Barathea G2, STRATHNAVER Lahib G3. 1st Dam: National Day by Barathea. Dam of 1 winner: 2010: PEACE AT LAST (c Oasis Dream) 2 wins at 2 and 3 in France, Germany, Mehl-Mulhens Rennen G2. 2011: (c Danehill Dancer) 2012: (f Invincible Spirit) 2nd Dam: Rise And Fall by Mill Reef. ran a few times at 2 and 3. Own sister to SPECIAL LEAVE and



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European Pattern >>

Paradise Bay. Dam of FLY TO THE STARS (c Bluebird: Lockinge S G1), FALLEN STAR (f Brief Truce: Silver Trophy S LR, 2nd Premio Sergio Cumani G3), Danseur Landais (c Damister: 2nd Prix Lord Seymour LR, 3rd Grand Prix d’Evry G2), Stepping Up (c Soviet Star: 3rd Somerville Tattersall S G3), Tudor Court (f Cape Cross: 3rd Grosser Preis Jungheinrich Gabelstapler LR, Grosser Preis des Autoring Hannover LR). Grandam of FALLEN FOR YOU, FALLEN IDOL, Fallen In Love. Third dam of Light Up My Life. Broodmare Sire: BARATHEA. Sire of the dams of 60 Stakes winners. In 2013 - HUNTER’S LIGHT Dubawi G1, JAKKALBERRY Storming Home G2, PEACE AT LAST Oasis Dream G2, DANADANA Dubawi G3, SHEER TALENT Redoute’s Choice G3. The Oasis Dream/Barathea cross has produced: RAINFALL G1, PEACE AT LAST G2. PEACE AT LAST b c 2010 Danzig Green Desert Foreign Courier OASIS DREAM b 00 Dancing Brave Hope Bahamian Sadler’s Wells Barathea NATIONAL DAY b 04

Brocade Mill Reef

Rise And Fall Light Duty

Northern Dancer Pas de Nom Sir Ivor Courtly Dee Lyphard Navajo Princess Mill Reef Sorbus Northern Dancer Fairy Bridge Habitat Canton Silk Never Bend Milan Mill Queen’s Hussar Highlight


3. Lily's Angel (IRE) 4 9-3 b f by Dark Angel - Noyelles (Docksider) O-Mrs Clodagh Mitchell B-N Nugent, Mrs N Nugent TR-GM Lyons Margins 2.75, 3. Time 1:37.78 (slow 0.78). Going Good to firm. Age 3-4

Starts 8

Wins 3

Places 3


Broodmare Sire: MOZART. Sire of the dams of 1 Stakes winners. In 2013 - MAGICIAN Galileo G1. Earned £44,280

Sire: OASIS DREAM. Sire of 66 Stakes winners. In 2013 - PEACE AT LAST Barathea G2, CHIGUN Nashwan G3, STRATHNAVER Lahib G3. 1st Dam: Stormy Weather by Nashwan. unraced. Dam of 3 winners: 2005: Shakedown (g Domedriver) 2007: RANNOCH MOOR (g Hernando) Winner over hurdles. 2008: Shahzadeh (f Hernando) ran in Italy. 2009: CHIGUN (f Oasis Dream) Sold 62,000gns yearling at TAOC1, 85,000gns 2yo at TAAPR. 3 wins at 3, Abu Dhabi S G3, Rosemary S LR, 2nd Bloodstock Dahlia S G3. 2010: OVETT (g Exceed And Excel) 3 wins at 2. 2011: Hurricane Harry (c Royal Applause) unraced. 2012: (f Kyllachy) 2nd Dam: Shimmering Sea by Slip Anchor. 2 wins at 2, 3rd Silken Glider S G3. Dam of STARLIT SANDS (f Oasis Dream: Prix d’Arenberg G3, 2nd Queen Mary S G2), SEA DANE (c Danehill: Chipchase S LR, Klampenborg Store Sprint LR (twice), Taby Varsprint LR, 2nd Taby Open Sprint Championship G3). Grandam of SONGERIE, SOUVENANCE, SOFT MORNING, SOURIRE. Third dam of Savanna La Mar. Broodmare Sire: NASHWAN. Sire of the dams of 59 Stakes winners. In 2013 - CHIGUN Oasis Dream G3.

SAINT-CLOUD. May 24. 4yo+f&m. 2100m.

1. GRACE LADY (FR) 4 8-9 £60,244 b f by Muhtathir - Parcelle de Sou (Ajdayt) O- Victoria Dreams B-JPH Dubois TR-T Puitg 2. Fate (FR) 4 8-9 £23,252 b f by Teofilo - Specificity (Alleged) O-Fair Salinia Ltd B-NP Bloodstock Ltd TR-A de Royer-Dupre 3. Romantica (GB) 4 9-0 £11,098 b f by Galileo - Banks Hill (Danehill) O-K Abdullah B-Juddmonte Farms TR-A Fabre Margins 3.5, short neck. Time 2:21.16. Going Soft. Age 2-4

Starts 13

Wins 3

Places 8

Earned £129,569

The Oasis Dream/Nashwan cross has produced: CHIGUN G3, Stargaze G2. CHIGUN b f 2009

Foreign Courier



Sire: MUHTATHIR. Sire of 20 SWs. In 2013 - GRACE LADY Ajdayt G2, SILAS MARNER Kendor G3. 1st Dam: Parcelle de Sou by Ajdayt. 3rd Prix Sagan Hurdle LR. Dam of 2 winners: 2006: DARWINS FOX (g Kahyasi) Irish Racing Writers Hurdle LR, 3rd Red Mills Hurdle G2. 2009: GRACE LADY (f Muhtathir) 3 wins, Prix Corrida G2, Prix Jacques Laffitte LR, 2nd Prix Coronation LR, 3rd Prix Casimir Delamarre LR. Broodmare Sire: AJDAYT. Sire of the dams of 2 SWs. In 2013 - GRACE LADY Muhtathir G2. GRACE LADY b f 2009 Sharpen Up Doubly Sure Roberto Mofida MUHTATHIR ch 95 Lyphard Al Nasr Caretta Majmu Affirmed Affirmative Fable Fairway Fable Northern Dancer Danzig Pas de Nom Ajdayt Creme Dela Creme Barely Even Dodge Me PARCELLE DE SOU b/br 00 Brigadier Gerard Comrade In Arms Girl Friend Parcelle Coloree No Lute Kasumi Grease Diesis



79 ABU DHABI S G3 CURRAGH. May 25. 4yo+f&m. 8f.

1. CHIGUN (GB) 4 9-0 £31,707 b f by Oasis Dream - Stormy Weather (Nashwan) O-VI Araci B-Whatton Manor Stud TR-Sir H Cecil 2. La Collina (IRE) 4 9-0 £9,268 ch f by Strategic Prince - Starfish (Galileo) O-J Vasicek B-Manister House TR-K Prendergast


Northern Dancer Pas de Nom Sir Ivor Courtly Dee Lyphard Dancing Brave Navajo Princess Mill Reef Bahamian Sorbus Red God Blushing Groom Runaway Bride Bustino Height of Fashion Highclere Shirley Heights Slip Anchor Sayonara Petingo Sushila Shenandoah II Danzig

Green Desert

Shimmering Sea

80 IRISH 2000 GUINEAS G1 CURRAGH. May 25. 3yoc&f. 8f.

1. MAGICIAN (IRE) 9-0 £141,463 b c by Galileo - Absolutelyfabulous (Mozart) O-M Tabor, D Smith, Mrs J Magnier B-Absolutelyfabulous Syndicate TR-AP O'Brien 2. Gale Force Ten (GB) 9-0 £46,341 b c by Oasis Dream - Ronaldsay (Kirkwall) O-M Tabor, D Smith, Mrs J Magnier B-S Tindall, D Ludlow, Stowell Hill Ltd TR-AP O'Brien 3. Trading Leather (IRE) 9-0 £21,951 b c by Teofilo - Night Visit (Sinndar) O-Mrs JS Bolger B-JS Bolger TR-JS Bolger Margins 3.5, 1.5. Time 1:36.81 (fast 0.19). Going Good to firm. Age 2-3

Starts 6

Wins 3

Places 1

2nd Dam: Lady Windermere by Lake Coniston. unraced. Dam of ABSOLUTELYFABULOUS (f Mozart, see above).

Earned £186,377

Sire: GALILEO. Sire of 137 Stakes winners. In 2013 MAGICIAN Mozart G1, BATTLE OF MARENGO Green Desert G2, ALTANO Lando G3, LINTON Centaine G3, ROMANTICA Danehill G3, RULER OF THE WORLD Kingmambo G3. 1st Dam: ABSOLUTELYFABULOUS by Mozart. 3 wins at 3 and 4, Cork S LR, 3rd Ballyogan S G3. Dam of 2 winners: 2009: WONDERFUL (f Galileo) Winner at 3. 2010: MAGICIAN (c Galileo) 2 wins at 2 and 3, Irish 2000 Guineas G1, Dee S G3. 2011: (c Galileo) 2012: (f Galileo)

MAGICIAN b c 2010 Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge GALILEO b 98 Miswaki Urban Sea Allegretta Danehill Mozart ABSOLUTELYFABULOUS b 03

Victoria Cross Lake Coniston

Lady Windermere Brigid

Nearctic Natalma Bold Reason Special Mr Prospector Hopespringseternal Lombard Anatevka Danzig Razyana Spectacular Bid Glowing Tribute Bluebird Persian Polly Irish River Luv Luvin’

When I reviewed Galileo’s spate of Classic trial winners in the TDN, I commented that “theoretically there have to be some questions about whether Battle Of Marengo and Magician will be as effective at a mile and a half as they are over a mile and a quarter – especially as Magician showed a bright turn of foot at Chester.” I went on to say that there was some reassurance to be found in the fact that the likes of Red Rocks and Cape Blanco scotched similar doubts. Then there was the fact that Galileo’s considerable stamina has helped him sire Gr1 mile-and-a-half winners from daughters of the top sprinters Ahonoora, Anabaa, Danehill and Green Desert. Magician’s connections decided to maximize the opportunities open to their Galileo colts by dropping Magician back to a mile for the Irish 2,000 Guineas and the gamble paid off. He followed Roderic O’Connor as Galileo’s second winner of the Classic, which has also played its part in boosting the reputation of Magician’s excellent female line. The 1999 winner Saffron Walden was by Magician’s grandsire Sadler’s Wells and his dam Or Vision was a sister to Brigid, the third dam of Magician. Then there was the 2008 winner Henrythenavigator, whose dam Sequoyah is a daughter of Sadler’s Wells and Brigid. Listen, Insight and Psalm were other good winners sired by Sadler’s Wells from this Luv Luvin’ family. A salient aspect of Magician’s pedigree is that he is out of a mare by Mozart, a short-lived son of Danehill. Mozart is the fourth son of Danehill to appear as broodmare sire of a Group winner by Galileo, following Danewin (in Australia), Danehill Dancer and Desert King. Although Mozart stayed a mile well enough to be second in the 2001 Irish 2,000 Guineas, he proved much better over shorter distances, as he showed by winning the July Cup and the Nunthorpe. Speed was also the main asset of his best progeny, such as the Gr1 Middle Park winner Amadeus Wolf and the durable Dandy Man. Magician’s dam Absolutelyfabulous was bred to be a sprinter, as this

Mozart filly was out of a daughter of Lake Coniston, another top sprinter. Surprisingly she was tried over a mile and a mile and a quarter but a drop back to sprint distances resulted in three victories and some useful form. 81 GREENLANDS S G3 CURRAGH. May 25. 3yo+. 6f.

1. HITCHENS (IRE) 8 9-9 £33,028 b g by Acclamation - Royal Fizz (Royal Academy) O-Laurence O'Kane, Paul Murphy B-Curragh Bloodstock Agency Ltd TR-David Barron 2. Reply (IRE) 4 9-9 £9,654 b c by Oasis Dream - Cap Coz (Indian Ridge) O-Mrs J Magnier, M Tabor, D Smith, E Mordukhovitch B-Mrs C Regalado-Gonzalez TR-AP O'Brien 3. Slade Power (IRE) 4 9-9 £4,573 b c by Dutch Art - Girl Power (Key of Luck) O-Mrs S Power B-Mrs S Power TR-Edward Lynam Margins Neck, 0.5. Time 1:11.76 (slow 0.76). Going Good to firm. Age 2-8

Starts 54

Wins 9

Places 19

Earned £630,253

Sire: ACCLAMATION. Sire of 20 Stakes winners. In 2013 - HITCHENS Royal Academy G3. 1st Dam: ROYAL FIZZ by Royal Academy. Winner at 2 in France. Dam of 4 winners: 1999: ROYAL BRIEF (f Brief Truce) 4 wins 3-4. 2000: Crown Fizz (c Anabaa) unraced. 2001: Sparkling Fizz (f Vettori) unraced. 2002: Grand Marque (c Grand Lodge) 3 wins, 2nd Stonehenge S LR. 2004: Haamesh (g Noverre) ran a few times. 2005: HITCHENS (g Acclamation) Sold 18,390gns yearling at GOOY1, 42,470gns 2yo at GBMBR, 40,000gns 3yo at TAAUT. 9 wins 2-7, Greenlands S G3 (twice), Al Shindagha Sprint G3, Hopeful S LR, Golden Rose S LR, 2nd Al Shimaal G3, Wentworth S LR, Mercury S LR, 3rd July Cup G1, Queensferry S LR. 2006: Jinjja Bear (g Exceed And Excel) unraced. 2007: EFFERVESCE (f Galileo) Winner at 3. 2008: Refugee (f Montjeu) unraced. 2009: Flying Doha (c Danehill Dancer) 2010: Brunch Bellini (f Peintre Celebre) unraced to date. 2011: Tanzeel (c Elusive City) unraced to date. 2nd Dam: CROWN CREST by Mill Reef. 1 win at 3. Sister to DIAMOND SHOAL, GLINT OF GOLD. Dam of FLORAL PEGASUS (c Fusaichi Pegasus: Chinese Club Challenge Cup LR, Hong Kong Classic Mile LR, Hong Kong Derby Trial LR), Evacuate (c Giant’s Causeway: 3rd Red Anchor S G3). Broodmare Sire: ROYAL ACADEMY. Sire of the dams of 116 SWs. In 2013 - NASHVILLE Darci Brahma G1, ANA LUISA Elusive Quality G2, SUMMER APPLAUSE Harlan’s Holiday G2, TWILIGHT ROYALE Testa Rossa G2, COFFEE CLIQUE Medaglia d’Oro G3, HITCHENS Acclamation G3, VIVI VELOCE More Than Ready G3. HITCHENS b g 2005 Waajib Royal Applause Flying Melody ACCLAMATION b 99 Ahonoora Princess Athena Shopping Wise Nijinsky Royal Academy Crimson Saint


Mill Reef Crown Crest Crown Treasure

Try My Best Coryana Auction Ring Whispering Star Lorenzaccio Helen Nichols Floribunda Sea Melody Northern Dancer Flaming Page Crimson Satan Bolero Rose Never Bend Milan Mill Graustark Treasure Chest

82 TEMPLE S G2 HAYDOCK PARK. May 25. 3yo+. 5f.

1. KINGSGATE NATIVE (IRE) 8 9-4 £51,039 b g by Mujadil - Native Force (Indian Ridge) O-Cheveley Park Stud B-Peter McCutcheon TR-RMH Cowell


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Caulfield on Maxios: “He has proved progressive since his disappointing second season and is better than ever at five, winning the Group 1 Prix d’Ispahan and Prix d’Harcourt”

2. Swiss Spirit (GB) 4 9-4 £19,350 b c by Invincible Spirit - Swiss Lake (Indian Ridge) O/B-Lordship Stud TR-JHM Gosden 3. Reckless Abandon (GB) 3 9-0 £9,684 b c by Exchange Rate - Sant Elena (Efisio) O-Miss J Deadman, S Barrow B-Car Colston Hall Stud TR-CG Cox Margins Neck, head. Time 0:59.25. Going Firm. Age 2-8

Starts 31

Wins 5

Places 11

Earned £725,941

Sire: MUJADIL. Sire of 28 Stakes winners. In 2013 KINGSGATE NATIVE Indian Ridge G2. 1st Dam: NATIVE FORCE by Indian Ridge. Winner at 3. Dam of 4 winners: 2003: ASSUMPTION (f Beckett) Winner at 3. 2005: KINGSGATE NATIVE (g Mujadil) Sold 18,912gns foal at GONO1, 20,000gns yearling at DNSLY. 5 wins, Golden Jubilee S G1, Nunthorpe S G1, Temple S G2 (twice), King George S G3, 2nd Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp G1, Temple S G2, Molecomb S G3, Palace House S G3, World Trophy G3, Windsor Castle S LR, 3rd Nunthorpe S G1, Diadem S G2. 2007: Vanishing Grey (f Verglas) 3 wins, 2nd Jazzy S. 2008: NATIVE PICTURE (f Kodiac) 2 wins at 2 and 3. 2009: Samaah (f Cape Cross) unraced. 2010: Nigh (f Galileo) unraced to date. 2012: (c Galileo) Broodmare Sire: INDIAN RIDGE. Sire of the dams of 64 Stakes winners. In 2013 - KINGSGATE NATIVE Mujadil G2, MULL OF KILLOUGH Mull of Kintyre G3, ROMANTIC WAVE Rock of Gibraltar G3, TICKLED PINK Invincible Spirit G3. The Mujadil/Indian Ridge cross has produced: KINGSGATE NATIVE G1, Mermaid Island LR. KINGSGATE NATIVE b g 2005 Northern Dancer Storm Bird South Ocean MUJADIL b 88 Secretariat Vallee Secrete Midou Ahonoora Indian Ridge NATIVE FORCE b 98

Hillbrow Be My Guest

La Pellegrina Spanish Habit

Nearctic Natalma New Providence Shining Sun Bold Ruler Somethingroyal Saint Crespin III Midget II Lorenzaccio Helen Nichols Swing Easy Golden City Northern Dancer What A Treat Habitat Donna Cressida

83 PRIX D'ISPAHAN G1 LONGCHAMP. May 26. 4yo+. 1850m.

1. MAXIOS (GB) 5 9-2 £116,138 b h by Monsun - Moonlight's Box (Nureyev) O/B-The Niarchos Family TR-JE Pease 2. Planteur (IRE) 6 9-2 £46,463 b h by Danehill Dancer - Plante Rare (Giant's Causeway) O-Sheikh Joann Bin Hamad Al Thani B-Dayton Investments Ltd TR-Marco Botti 3. Mandour (USA) 4 9-2 £23,232 ch c by Smart Strike - Mandesha (Desert Style) O/B-Princess Zahra Aga Khan TR-A de Royer-Dupre Margins 0.5, 0.75. Time 1:56.55. Going Soft. Age 2-5

Starts 14

Wins 6

Places 2

Earned £253,752

Sire: MONSUN. Sire of 102 Stakes winners. In 2013 MAXIOS Nureyev G1, SILASOL Gulch G1, NOVELLIST Lagunas G2, OCOVANGO Gone West G2, ESTIMATE Darshaan G3, PIRIKA Intikhab G3, TRIPLE THREAT Lyphard G3. 1st Dam: Moonlight’s Box by Nureyev. unraced. Dam of 6 winners: 2001: BAGO (c Nashwan) Champion 2yr old in Europe in 2003, Champion 3yr old in Europe in 2004. 8 wins 2-4, Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris G1, Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe G1, Prix Ganay G1, Prix Jean Prat G1, Criterium International G1, 2nd Tattersalls Gold Cup G1, 3rd Juddmonte International S G1, King George VI & Queen Elizabeth S G1, Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud G1, Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. Sire.

2002: MILLION WISHES (f Darshaan) 3 wins at 2 and 3 in France. 2003: Silhouetting (g Hernando) 2004: BETA (f Selkirk) 2 wins at 2, Criterium de Vitesse LR, 2nd Prix de Cabourg G3. 2006: (c A P Indy) died as a foal. 2007: MAKANI (c A P Indy) 3 wins 2-4 in France. 2008: MAXIOS (c Monsun) 6 wins 2-5, Prix d’Ispahan G1, Prix d’Harcourt G2, La Coupe de MaisonsLaffitte G3, Prix Thomas Bryon G3, 2nd Prix Ganay G1, Grand Prix de Chantilly G2. 2009: MR MOONLIGHT (c Dansili) Winner at 3 in France. 2010: Parallax (c Galileo) unraced to date. 2012: (f Galileo) 2nd Dam: COUP DE GENIE by Mr Prospector. Champion 2yr old filly in France in 1993. 4 wins at 2 and 3 in France, Prix de la Salamandre G1, Prix Morny G1, 3rd 1000 Guineas G1. Own sister to OCEAN OF WISDOM and MACHIAVELLIAN. Dam of DENEBOLA (f Storm Cat: Prix Marcel Boussac G1, 2nd Prix de la Foret G1, 3rd Prix Morny G1), SNAKE MOUNTAIN (g A P Indy: Aqueduct H G3, Queens County H G3, Stuyvesant H G3), LOVING KINDNESS (f Seattle Slew: Prix de Cabourg G3, 3rd Prix Morny G1), GLIA (f A P Indy: Prix Imprudence LR, Pebbles H LR, 2nd Mrs Revere S G2). Grandam of PEACE CAMP. Third dam of EMOLLIENT. Broodmare Sire: NUREYEV. Sire of the dams of 201 Stakes winners. In 2013 - MAXIOS Monsun G1, FARRAAJ Dubai Destination G3.

including the Gr3 Prix Thomas Bryon, only to experience a disappointing second season. Fortunately he has proved progressive since then and is better than ever at five, when he has also won the Gr2 Prix d’Harcourt and finished second in the Prix Ganay. Maxios’s dam, the unraced Nureyev mare Moonlight’s Box, had already fulfilled the potential of her outstanding bloodlines by producing the 2004 Arc winner Bago. She is out of Coup de Genie, who won the Prix Morny and Prix de la Salamandre to show she was similarly talented to her champion brother Machiavellian. Coup de Genie continued her success as a broodmare, producing four stakes winners among her first five foals, the best of them being Denebola (Prix Marcel Boussac), Snake Mountain (a triple Gr3 winner on dirt at around nine furlongs in the US) and Loving Kindness (Gr3 Prix de Cabourg). Maxios’s fourth dam, Raise The Standard, was a half-sister to Northern Dancer and to Spring Adieu, the second dam of Danehill.

MAXIOS b h 2008 Tamerlane Donna Diana Tiepoletto Konigskronung Kronung MONSUN br 90 Literat Surumu Surama Mosella Authi Monasia Monacensia Nearctic Northern Dancer Natalma Nureyev Forli Special Thong MOONLIGHT’S BOX b 96 Raise A Native Mr Prospector Gold Digger Coup de Genie Halo Coup de Folie Raise The Standard Dschingis Khan



After the 2006 season, breeders in Britain, Ireland and France had their eyes opened wide to the talents of Germany’s star stallion Monsun. That was the year that the son of Konigsstuhl was represented by a tremendously impressive team of a dozen Group/Graded winners, featuring the likes of Shirocco, Manduro, Gentlewave , Schiaparelli, Arcadio, Le Miracle and Getaway. The price for Monsun’s services immediately jumped from 2006’s €60,000 to twice that amount in 2007. His fee was to rise to €150,000 in 2008, before being consistently listed as private for the rest of his career, which ended with his death at the age of 22 in 2012. Monsun was never asked to cover as many mares as his rivals in Britain and Ireland, and his 2008, 2009 and 2010 crops respectively numbered 59, 52 and 45 foals. Even so, each crop has managed to add to his total of Gr1 winners, thanks to the efforts of Maxios, Novellist and Silasol. Maxios and Silasol dominated proceedings at Longchamp on May 26, with Maxios taking the Prix d’Ispahan 80 minutes after Silasol had narrowly won the Prix Saint-Alary. I had expected the now five-yearold Maxios to become a Gr1 winner much earlier in his career. He had looked very promising when he was unbeaten in two starts at two,


MUNICH. May 26. 3yo. 2000m.

1. LUCKY SPEED (IRE) 9-2 £26,016 b c by Silvano - Lysuna (Monsun) O-Stall Hornoldendorf B-Gestut Ittlingen TR-P Schiergen 2. Flamingo Star (GER) 9-2 £8,943 b c by Areion - Flamingo Island (Acatenango) O-Frau M Haller B-Frau M Haller TR-R Dzubasz 3. Bermuda Reef (IRE) 9-2 £4,472 b c by Oasis Dream - Borgia (Acatenango) O/B-Gestut Ammerland TR-P Schiergen Margins 0.5, 2. Time 2:15.17. Going Soft. Age 3

Starts 2

Wins 1

Places 1

Earned £13,008

Sire: SILVANO. Sire of 40 Stakes winners. In 2013 HEAVY METAL Baroon G1, MARTIAL EAGLE Jallad G1, TELLINA Spectrum G2, VERCINGETORIX National Assembly G2, LUCKY SPEED Monsun G3. 1st Dam: Lysuna by Monsun. 3 wins 3-5, 2nd Preis Jubilaum Firma Jungheinrich Gabstapler G3. Dam of 4 winners: 2007: Lyssio (g Motivator) 3 wins, 2nd Grosser Bavaria Preis LR. 2008: LYVIUS (g Paolini) 5 wins, Gerry Feilden H Hurdle LR. 2009: LYSINO (g Medicean) Winner at 3 in Germany. 2010: LUCKY SPEED (c Silvano) Sold 37,766gns yearling at BBAGS. 1 win at 3 in Germany, Bavarian Classic G3, 2nd Fruhjahrs-Preis des Bankhauses Metzler G3. 2011: (c Montjeu) 2nd Dam: LA LYRA by Slip Anchor. 1 win at 2. Dam of Lymond (c Bakharoff: 3rd GP von Dusseldorf G3). Broodmare Sire: MONSUN. Sire of the dams of 25 SWs. In 2013 - PASTORIUS Soldier Hollow G1, DON BOSCO Barathea G2, LUCKY SPEED Silvano G3. LUCKY SPEED b c 2010 Niniski Lomitas La Colorada SILVANO b 96 Beau’s Eagle Spirit of Eagles Big Spirit Konigsstuhl Monsun LYSUNA b 00

Mosella Slip Anchor

La Lyra La Luna

Nijinsky Virginia Hills Surumu La Dorada Golden Eagle Beaufield Big Spruce Beautiful Spirit Dschingis Khan Konigskronung Surumu Monasia Shirley Heights Sayonara Lyphard Belga

85 PREMIO CARLO VITTADINI G2 MILAN. May 26. 3yo+. 1600m.

1. PRINCIPE ADEPTO (USA) 5 9-5 £38,617 bbr h by Dubawi - Aischa (Giant's Causeway) O/B-Allevamento La Nuova Sbarra TR-E Botti 2. Libano (IRE) 5 9-5 £16,991 b h by Indian Ridge - Daniela Grassi (Bound For Honour) O-A Raganelli B-Scuderia Tamara TR-L Polito 3. Douce Vie (IRE) 7 9-5 £9,268 b h by Desert Prince - Ellendellendoo (Ela-Mana-Mou) O-Effevi B-Soc Finanza Locale Consulting TR-S Botti Margins Short neck, short neck. Time 1:40.80. Going Heavy. Age 2-5

Starts 22

Wins 5

Places 12

Earned £103,555

Sire: DUBAWI. Sire of 58 Stakes winners. In 2013 AL KAZEEM Darshaan G1, HUNTER’S LIGHT Barathea G1, LUCKY NINE Green Desert G1, WILLOW MAGIC Tierce G1, PRINCIPE ADEPTO Giant’s Causeway G2, UNIVERSAL Giant’s Causeway G2, AHZEEMAH Entrepreneur G3, DANADANA Barathea G3. 1st Dam: AISCHA by Giant’s Causeway. 3 wins at 2 in Italy, Premio Vittorio Crespi LR. Dam of 1 winner: 2007: Merak (c Red Ransom) 2008: PRINCIPE ADEPTO (c Dubawi) 5 wins 3-5, Premio Carlo Vittadini G2, Premio Signorino Memorial A Lancellotti LR, 3rd Premio Carlo Vittadini G2, Premio Signorino LR. 2009: Shine Like A Star (f Elusive Quality) ran in Italy. 2010: Metamorphosis (c Street Sense) in training. 2011: Stellarium (c Mr Greeley) unraced to date. 2012: (c Duke of Marmalade) 2nd Dam: Al Hasnaa by Zafonic. unraced. Own sister to ALRASSAAM. Dam of TENENBAUM (g Authorized: Prix de Reux LR, 3rd Prix Chaudenay G2), AISCHA (f Giant’s Causeway, see above). Broodmare Sire: GIANT’S CAUSEWAY. Sire of the dams of 22 Stakes winners. In 2013 - ESCADO Casino Prince G1, VERRAZANO More Than Ready G1, PRINCIPE ADEPTO Dubawi G2, SOFT FALLING RAIN National Assembly G2, UNIVERSAL Dubawi G2, PLATINUM KINGDOM Magnus G3. The Dubawi/Giant’s Causeway cross has produced: PRINCIPE ADEPTO G2, UNIVERSAL G2. PRINCIPE ADEPTO b/br h 2008 Mr Prospector Con Game Shareef Dancer Colorado Dancer Fall Aspen DUBAWI b 02 Shirley Heights Deploy Slightly Dangerous Zomaradah Dancing Brave Jawaher High Tern Storm Bird Storm Cat Terlingua Giant’s Causeway Rahy Mariah’s Storm Immense AISCHA b 02 Gone West Zafonic Zaizafon Al Hasnaa Prince Tenderfoot Lady Blackfoot Indian Graduate Seeking The Gold

Dubai Millennium

86 TATTERSALLS GOLD CUP G1 CURRAGH. May 26. 4yo+. 10f 110yds.

1. AL KAZEEM (GB) 5 9-3 £105,854 b h by Dubawi - Kazeem (Darshaan) O-DJ Deer B-DJ And Mrs Deer TR-R Charlton 2. Camelot (GB) 4 9-3 £32,439 b c by Montjeu - Tarfah (Kingmambo) O-D Smith, M Tabor, Mrs J Magnier B-Sheikh Abdulla Bin Isa Al-Khalifa TR-AP O'Brien 3. Windsor Palace (IRE) 8 9-3 £15,366 b h by Danehill Dancer - Simaat (Mr Prospector) O-D Smith, Mrs J Magnier, M Tabor B-King Bloodstock TR-AP O'Brien Margins 1.5, 9.5. Time 2:14.48 (slow 2.98). Going Good to firm. Age 2-5

Starts 9

Wins 4

Places 4

Earned £171,461

Sire: DUBAWI. See race 85



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European Pattern >>

1st Dam: Kazeem by Darshaan. Ran 3 times at 2 and 3. Own sister to Treasurer. Dam of 3 winners: 2003: (f Medicean) 2004: AZEEMA (f Averti) Winner at 3. 2005: King’s Kazeem (f King’s Best) 2006: PARK LANE (g Royal Applause) 4 wins. 2007: Fire Up (f Motivator) 2008: AL KAZEEM (c Dubawi) 4 wins 2-5, Tattersalls Gold Cup G1, Jockey Club S G2, Gordon Richards S G3, 2nd Great Voltigeur S G2, St Simon S G3, Arc Trial G3. 2009: Sanctioned (g Authorized) ran 3 times. 2010: Kazak (c Royal Applause) in training. 2013: (c Makfi) 2nd Dam: KANZ by The Minstrel. 2 wins at 2 and 3, Princess Elizabeth S G3, 2nd Yorkshire Oaks G1. Dam of Treasurer (c Darshaan: 3rd Peter Pan S G2). Broodmare Sire: DARSHAAN. Sire of the dams of 204 Stakes winners. In 2013 - AL KAZEEM Dubawi G1, SAJJHAA King’s Best G1, LIBERTARIAN New Approach G2, DANK Dansili G3, ESTIMATE Monsun G3, GLOBAL THRILL Big Shuffle G3, JUTLAND Halling G3, VIZTORIA Oratorio G3. AL KAZEEM b h 2008 Mr Prospector Con Game Shareef Dancer Colorado Dancer Fall Aspen Shirley Heights Deploy Slightly Dangerous Dancing Brave Jawaher High Tern Mill Reef Shirley Heights Hardiemma Abdos Delsy Kelty Northern Dancer The Minstrel Fleur Rough’n Tumble Treasure Chest Iltis

Seeking The Gold Dubai Millennium DUBAWI b 02 Zomaradah

Darshaan KAZEEM b 98 Kanz

Inbreeding to Mill Reef’s most successful stallion son Shirley Heights through Dubawi is paying some valuable dividends. The 1978 Derby and Irish Derby winner appears twice in the first five generations of several of Dubawi’s stakes winners, the best examples being his progressive Tattersalls Gold Cup winner Al Kazeem, his dual Gr1 winner Hunter’s Light and the speedy Gr3 winner Astrophysical Jet. These three are inbred 4 x 3, whereas the 2011 2,000 Guineas second Dubawi Gold is inbred 4 x 4. Al Kazeem’s record, after his subsequent Royal Ascot victory, stands at six wins and four seconds in his last ten starts, even though a stress fracture to his pelvis kept him off the course for nearly a year following his impressive win in the Gr2 Jockey Club Stakes. Al Kazeem is one of no fewer than 12 Group/Graded winners from Dubawi’s second crop. Al Kazeem’s second dam, Kanz, was the top-priced yearling filly of 1982, when the daughter of The Minstrel was bought for $2,100,000 at Saratoga. Kanz went some way towards justifying her price, winning the Gr3 Princess Elizabeth Stakes and finishing second in the Gr1 Yorkshire Oaks. Sheikh Mohammed must have been hopeful that Kanz would do even better as a broodmare, as she is out of the celebrated Treasure Chest. Treasure Chest’s broodmare daughters added to the family’s reputation, with Diomedia, Crown Treasure, Frontonian and Carefully Hidden all producing at least one European Group winner. Leading the


way were her Crown Treasure, dam of the Gr1-winning Mill Reef colts Glint Of Gold and Diamond Shoal, and Carefully Hidden, dam of the Irish 1,000 Guineas winner Ensconse. Then it was the turn of Treasure Chest’s grand-daughters, who have five Gr1 winners to their credit, including Al Kazeem and the Racing Post Trophy winner Armiger. During her time as a Darley broodmare Kanz visited Mill Reef, his sons Shirley Heights and Reference Point, and Shirley Heights’s son Darshaan. This route had been signalled by Crown Treasure’s considerable success with Mill Reef. Kanz’s Darshaan colt Treasurer showed very useful form at three in the US but Kanz had been sold by then, for only $80,000 at Keeneland. She was eventually returned to Europe for a return visit to Treasurer’s sire Darshaan, the result being Al Kazeem’s lightly-raced dam Kazeem. 87 OAKS D'ITALIA G2 MILAN. May 26. 3yof. 2200m.

1. CHARITY LINE (IRE) 8-11 £150,406 ch f by Manduro - Holy Moon (Hernando) O-Effevi B-Razza Del Velino TR-S Botti 2. Dancer Destination (GB) 8-11 £66,178 b f by Dubai Destination - Mara Dancer (Shareef Dancer) O-Scuderia Blueberry B-Scuderia Blueberry TR-B Grizzetti 3. Whippy Cream (IRE) 8-11 £36,097 b f by Dansili - Diavla (Bahri) O-La Tesa SPA B-La Tesa SPA TR-Marco Botti Margins 4.5, neck. Time 2:21.80. Going Heavy. Age 2-3

Starts 4

Wins 4

Places 0

Earned £182,265

Sire: MANDURO. Sire of 7 Stakes winners. In 2013 CHARITY LINE Hernando G2. 1st Dam: HOLY MOON by Hernando. 5 wins at 3 and 4 in Italy, Premio EBF Terme di Merano LR. Dam of 4 winners: 2006: MOONEY RIDGE (f Indian Ridge) 2 wins at 3 and 4 in Italy. 2008: HOLY BALLET (c Shamardal) 8 wins at 3 to 5 in Italy. 2009: CHERRY COLLECT (f Oratorio) Champion 3yr old filly in Italy in 2012. 8 wins at 2 and 3 in Italy, Oaks d’Italia G2, 2nd Premio Lydia Tesio G1. 2010: CHARITY LINE (f Manduro) Sold 57,471gns yearling at ITSEP. 4 wins at 2 and 3 in Italy, Oaks d’Italia G2, Premio Baggio LR. 2011: Final Score (f Dylan Thomas) unraced to date. 2012: (f Rock of Gibraltar) 2nd Dam: Centinela by Caerleon. ran a few times at 2 and 3. Dam of HOLY MOON (f Hernando, see above). Broodmare Sire: HERNANDO. Sire of the dams of 24 Stakes winners. In 2013 - CHARITY LINE Manduro G2. CHARITY LINE ch f 2010 Dschingis Khan Konigskronung Surumu Mosella Monasia Northern Dancer Be My Guest What A Treat Elektrant Mandelauge Mandriale Nijinsky Niniski Virginia Hills Miswaki Whakilyric Lyrism Nijinsky Caerleon Foreseer Young Generation New Generation Madina Konigsstuhl Monsun MANDURO b 02 Mandellicht

Hernando HOLY MOON b 00 Centinela

Margins Short head, short neck. Time 2:10.53. Going Soft.

88 GALLINULE S G3 CURRAGH. May 26. 3yo. 10f.

1. LEADING LIGHT (IRE) 9-3 £31,707 b c by Montjeu - Dance Parade (Gone West) O-D Smith, Mrs J Magnier, M Tabor B-Lynch Bages Ltd TR-AP O'Brien 2. Little White Cloud (IRE) 9-3 £9,268 gr c by Dalakhani - Quest For Eternity (Sadler's Wells) O-Neil Jones B-Abergwaun Farms TR-John M Oxx 3. Count of Limonade (IRE) 9-3 £4,390 b c by Duke of Marmalade - Hoity Toity (Darshaan) O-Mrs J Magnier, M Tabor, D Smith B-K Lynch, S O'Sullivan TR-AP O'Brien Margins 2.25, 1.25. Time 2:07.83 (slow 2.83). Going Good to firm. Age 2-3

Starts 3

Wins 2

Places 1

Earned £18,611

Sire: MONTJEU. Sire of 119 Stakes winners. In 2013 - ST NICHOLAS ABBEY Sure Blade G1, CAMELOT Kingmambo G3, LEADING LIGHT Gone West G3, MOUNT ATHOS Slip Anchor G3. 1st Dam: DANCE PARADE by Gone West. 7 wins 24, Buena Vista S G2. Own sister to Western Reel. Dam of 6 winners: 2001: SPECIAL JIG (f Theatrical) Winner at 3 in USA. 2005: CASTLES IN THE AIR (g Oasis Dream) 5 wins 3-5. 2006: HONOURS STRIDE (f Red Ransom) Winner at 3. 2007: OUR DRAMA QUEEN (f Danehill Dancer) Winner at 3. 2009: Warwick Avenue (c Montjeu) 3 wins, 3rd Royal Whip S G2. 2010: LEADING LIGHT (c Montjeu) 520,000gns yearling at TAOC1. 2 wins at 2 and 3, Gallinule S G3. 2011: (c Montjeu) 2012: (f Montjeu) 2nd Dam: RIVER JIG by Irish River. 2 wins at 2 and 3, Premio Fausta LR, 2nd Criterium Femminile G3. Dam of OCEAN QUEEN (f Zilzal: Bay Meadows Derby G3), JIG (f Catrail: La Zanzara S LR), Western Reel (f Gone West: 3rd Fern Hill Rated H LR). Grandam of TOYLSOME, Midnight Mischief, Bicoastal, Mr Irons, Klondike Kate. Third dam of TESORILLA CLASS, GREEN SUPREME, HOARDING. Broodmare Sire: GONE WEST. Sire of the dams of 99 SWs. In 2013 - DISCREET DANCER Discreet Cat G2, OCOVANGO Monsun G2, AFRICAN STORY Pivotal G3, GOL TRICOLOR North Light G3, KUROSHIO Exceed And Excel G3, LEADING LIGHT Montjeu G3. The Montjeu/Gone West cross has produced: MACARTHUR G1, MOTIVATOR G1, LEADING LIGHT G3, Campanillas G2, Warwick Avenue G2. LEADING LIGHT b c 2010 Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge MONTJEU b 96 Top Ville Floripedes Toute Cy Mr Prospector Gone West DANCE PARADE ch 94

Secrettame Irish River

River Jig Baronova

Nearctic Natalma Bold Reason Special High Top Sega Ville Tennyson Adele Toumignon Raise A Native Gold Digger Secretariat Tamerett Riverman Irish Star Nijinsky Tsessebe

89 PRIX SAINT-ALARY G1 LONGCHAMP. May 26. 3yof. 2000m.

1. SILASOL (IRE) 9-0 £116,138 b f by Monsun - Stormina (Gulch) O/B-Wertheimer et Frere TR-C Laffon-Parias 2. Alterite (FR) 9-0 £46,463 b f by Literato - Ana Luna (Dream Well) O-Martin S Schwartz B-Ecurie La Vallee Martigny EARL TR-J-C Rouget 3. Ferevia (IRE) 9-0 £23,232 b f by Motivator - Frynia (Cat Thief) O-HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani B-Stilvi Compania Financiera SA TR-C Laffon-Parias

Age 2-3

Starts 4

Wins 2

Places 1

Earned £170,025

Sire: MONSUN. Sire of 102 Stakes winners. In 2013 MAXIOS Nureyev G1, SILASOL Gulch G1, NOVELLIST Lagunas G2, OCOVANGO Gone West G2, ESTIMATE Darshaan G3, PIRIKA Intikhab G3, TRIPLE THREAT Lyphard G3. 1st Dam: STORMINA by Gulch. 6 wins 3-4, Indian Maid Breeders’ Cup H LR, Firecracker H LR, Summer Finale H LR, 3rd Prix de Sandringham G2. Dam of 1 winner: 2009: Solensi (c Montjeu) unraced. 2010: SILASOL (f Monsun). 2 wins at 2 in France, Prix Marcel Boussac G1, Prix Saint-Alary G1, 2nd Prix Vanteaux G3. 2011: Spiritueux (c Invincible Spirit) unraced to date. 2012: Clarmina (f Cape Cross) 2nd Dam: BROOKLYN’S STORM by Storm Cat. 2 wins at 2 and 4 in France, USA. Dam of STORMINA (f Gulch, see above). Broodmare Sire: GULCH. Sire of the dams of 54 Stakes winners. In 2013 - SILASOL Monsun G1, ALZORA Redoute’s Choice G3. SILASOL b f 2010 Tamerlane Donna Diana Tiepoletto Konigskronung Kronung Literat Surumu Surama Authi Monasia Monacensia Raise A Native Mr Prospector Gold Digger Rambunctious Jameela Asbury Mary Storm Bird Storm Cat Terlingua Shirley Heights Brooklyn’s Dance Vallee Dansante Dschingis Khan Konigsstuhl MONSUN br 90 Mosella

Gulch STORMINA b/br 02 Brooklyn’s Storm

Silasol seems to like doing things the hard way. In gaining her first win, she scored by a neck and half a length; in landing the Gr1 Prix Marcel Boussac she had a head and the same to spare over Topaze Blanche and Alterite; and in the Gr1 Prix Saint-Alary she had only a short head to spare over Alterite, in a race where half a length covered the first five. The daughter of Monsun is clearly game and she is also versatile, as she made all in the Marcel Boussac and came through from the rear to snatch victory in the Saint-Alary. Silasol’s Marcel Boussac victory initiated a magnificent double for her family on Arc day, as her third dam Brooklyn’s Dance is also the dam of Solemia, the shock winner of the main event. Brooklyn’s Dance had also been very smart on the track, winning her first three races, including the Gr3 Prix Cleopatre. Solemia is one of three Group winners out of her. Silasol’s fourth dam Vallee Dansante was a half-sister to Green Dancer, a French 2,000 Guineas winner who did well as a sire, and to Irish Valley, the dam of Alhaarth and second dam of Makfi. Brooklyn’s Dance is the third daughter of Vallee Dansante to have produced a Gr1 winner, as Krissante produced the Grand Criterium winner Okawango and the unraced Funsie became the dam of the Derby winner Authorized. Brooklyn’s Dance began her broodmare career in the US, where she conceived her first five foals. Two


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became Listed winners in France, but Silasol’s second dam, the Storm Cat filly Brooklyn’s Storm, was only a minor winner in France and the US. Brooklyn’s Storm visited Gulch to produce Silasol’s dam Stormina. After being Gr2-placed in France, Stormina won three minor stakes races at around a mile on turf in the US. 90 IRISH 1000 GUINEAS G1 CURRAGH. May 26. 3yof. 8f.

1. JUST THE JUDGE (IRE) 9-0 £141,463 br f by Lawman - Faraday Light (Rainbow Quest) O-Qatar Racing Ltd, Sangster Family B-Mrs J Dempsey TR-Charles Hills 2. Rehn's Nest (IRE) 9-0 £46,341 bbr f by Authorized - Solas Na Greine (Galileo) O-Mrs JS Bolger B-Ennistown Stud TR-JS Bolger 3. Just Pretending (USA) 9-0 £21,951 b f by Giant's Causeway - Moon Safari (Mr Prospector) O-M Tabor, D Smith, Mrs J Magnier B-Eagle Holdings TR-AP O'Brien Margins 1.5, head. Time 1:39.37 (slow 2.37). Going Good to firm. Age 2-3

Starts 4

Wins 3

Places 1

Earned £142,217

Sire: LAWMAN. Sire of 8 Stakes winners. In 2013 JUST THE JUDGE Rainbow Quest G1. 1st Dam: Faraday Light by Rainbow Quest. ran twice at 3. Dam of 2 winners: 2008: (c Traditionally) 2009: AMBER SILK (f Lawman) Winner at 3. 2010: JUST THE JUDGE (f Lawman) 41,050gns yearling at GOOY1. 3 wins 2-3, Irish 1000 Guineas G1, Rockfel S G2, Washington Singer S LR, 2nd 1000 Guineas G1. 2011: Obliterator (c Oratorio) unraced to date. 2nd Dam: UNCHARTED HAVEN by Turtle Island. 4 wins 2-4, San Clemente S G2, San Gorgonio H G2. Dam of HIGH HEELED (f High Chaparral: St Simon S G3, 2nd Prix de Pomon G2, Prix de Royallieu G2, 3rd Coronation Cup G1, Oaks S G1). Broodmare Sire: RAINBOW QUEST. Sire of the dams of 153 SWs. In 2013 - JAVA’S WAR War Pass G1, JUST THE JUDGE Lawman G1, GLEN’S DIAMOND Intikhab G2, LAST TRAIN Rail Link G3. The Lawman/Rainbow Quest cross has produced: JUST THE JUDGE G1, LAW ENFORCEMENT G1. JUST THE JUDGE br f 2010 Danzig Foreign Courier Kris Rafha Eljazzi Mr Prospector Gulch Jameela Shirley Heights Light The Lights Lighted Glory Red God Blushing Groom Runaway Bride Herbager I Will Follow Where You Lead Fairy King Turtle Island Sisania Assert Tochar Ban Guest Night Green Desert

Invincible Spirit LAWMAN b 04 Laramie

Rainbow Quest FARADAY LIGHT ch 03 Uncharted Haven

“Seriously upgraded his mares” is a claim made on Lawman’s entry in Weatherbys’ 2013 Stallion Book. His three Gr1 winners certainly support this assertion. His St James’s Palace Stakes winner Most Improved is out of Tonnara, who finished seventh of 11 and ninth of ten on her only appearances. Next came the Gran Criterium winner Law Enforcement, whose dam Broken Spectre put up her better effort when a modest fifth at Yarmouth. And now we have Just The Judge, who received compensation for her defeat by Sky Lantern in the 1,000 Guineas by

winning the Irish equivalent. Her dam Faraday Light finished tailed off in her two starts. Clearly Lawman is transmitting plenty of the talent which made him hard to beat at his best. Remember, the son of Invincible Spirit led throughout to take the Prix du JockeyClub and Prix Jean Prat. He inherited a measure of his sire’s speed, plus some stamina from having a second dam by Shirley Heights and a third dam by Nijinsky. Just The Judge, Law Enforcement and the French Gr3 winner US Law come from Lawman’s second crop, which numbers only 68 foals. Coincidentally, Just The Judge and Law Enforcement share the same broodmare sire, Rainbow Quest. This Arc winner also sired the dam of Invincible Spirit’s very fast son Spirit Quartz. Despite her poor efforts, Faraday Light is well bred. Her half-sister High Heeled was sold for 600,000gns after winning the G3 St Simon Stakes and finishing third in the Oaks. Just The Judge’s second dam, Uncharted Haven, was a Gr2 turf winner at up to nine furlongs, while Uncharted Haven’s half-sister Amber Tide produced Ferneley, a leading turf miler in North America. Just The Judge’s fifth dam is the famous Mesopotamia, whose long list of distinguished descendants features such outstanding performers as Rip Van Winkle, Halling and Kingsbarns. 91 PRIX VICOMTESSE VIGIER G2

Broodmare Sire: KRIS. Sire of the dams of 107 SWs. In 2013 - DOMESIDE Domedriver G2.

92 BRIGADIER GERARD S G3 SANDOWN PARK. May 30. 4yo+. 10f 7yds.

1. MUKHADRAM (GB) 4 9-0 £34,026 b c by Shamardal - Magic Tree (Timber Country) O-Hamdan Al Maktoum B-Wardall Bloodstock TR-WJ Haggas 2. Main Sequence (USA) 4 9-0 £12,900 ch g by Aldebaran - Ikat (Pivotal) O-Niarchos Family B-Flaxman Holdings Ltd TR-DR Lanigan 3. Miblish (GB) 4 9-0 £6,456 b c by Teofilo - Triton Dance (Hector Protector) O-Saeed Manana B-NE Poole, George Thornton TR-CE Brittain Margins 0.5, 2.25. Time 2:11.78 (slow 5.98). Going Good to soft. Age 3-4

Starts 6

Age 2-7

Starts 35

Wins 11

Places 15

1st Dam: Buck’s Fizz by Kris. Dam of 2 winners: 2003: SOFI TERZ (f Mark of Esteem) Winner in Greece. 2004: Seaton Snooks (g Diktat) 2005: Can’t Agree (f Dansili) ran once over fences. 2006: DOMESIDE (c Domedriver) 11 wins 3-7 in France, Spain, Prix Vicomtesse Vigier G2, 3rd Prix de Barbeville G3. 2008: (c Proclamation) DOMESIDE b h 2006 Ahonoora Indian Ridge Hillbrow DOMEDRIVER b 98 Baillamont Napoli Bella Senora Sharpen Up Kris BUCK’S FIZZ ch 98

Doubly Sure Polar Falcon

Polar Fizz


Sister Sophie

Lorenzaccio Helen Nichols Swing Easy Golden City Blushing Groom Lodeve Northern Dancer Sex Appeal Atan Rocchetta Reliance II Soft Angels Nureyev Marie d’Argonne Effervescing Cacti

Earned £52,712

1st Dam: Magic Tree by Timber Country. ran once at 2. Dam of 3 winners: 2008: ENTIHAA (g Tiger Hill) Winner at 4. 2009: MUKHADRAM (c Shamardal) 190,000gns foal at TADEF. 3 wins 3-4, Brigadier Gerard S G3. 2010: Woodland Aria (f Singspiel) Winner at 3, 3rd Tattersalls Musidora S G3. 2011: (c Nayef) 2nd Dam: MOYESII by Diesis. 1 win at 3 in France. Dam of KIRKLEES (g Jade Robbery: Gran Criterium G1), MASTERY (c Sulamani: St Leger S G1, Hong Kong Vase G1, 3rd Grand Prix de Paris G1).

2nd Dam: MIKA RED by Red Steps. 5 wins at 2 and 3 in Belgium, Grand Prix d’Ostende des 3 Ans G1, Belge St Leger G1, 2nd Grande Poule des Produits G1. Own sister to MIKA STEPS. Dam of FOX GALLERY (c Tate Gallery: Prix Albert Van Loo LR), MIKA GALLERY (f Tate Gallery: Criterium National des Poulains & Pouliches LR, Grand Criterium Belge LR, Grande Poule des Produits LR, Prix Edmond Drugman LR, Poule d’Essai des Pouliches LR), BAIE DES ANGES (f Pas de Seul: Prix de Sa Majeste Le Roi LR, Prix Gustave du Roy de Blicquy LR, Poule d’Essai des Pouliches LR), FINE AND MELLOW (see above). Broodmare Sire: LANDO. Sire of the dams of 11 Stakes winners. In 2013 - FARHH Pivotal G1, ALTANO Galileo G3. The Singspiel/Lando cross has produced: ABJER G3, GLOOMY SUNDAY G3, NOUVELLE NOBLESSE G3. GLOOMY SUNDAY b f 2009 Sadler’s Wells In The Wings High Hawk SINGSPIEL b 92 Halo Glorious Song Ballade Acatenango Lando FINE AND MELLOW b 97

Red Steps Mikada

Storm Cat Giant’s Causeway Mariah’s Storm SHAMARDAL b 02 Machiavellian Helsinki Helen Street Woodman Timber Country Fall Aspen Diesis Moyesii Cherokee Rose

Storm Bird Terlingua Rahy Immense Mr Prospector Coup de Folie Troy Waterway Mr Prospector Playmate Pretense Change Water Sharpen Up Doubly Sure Dancing Brave Celtic Assembly

93 HENRY II S G3 1. GLOOMY SUNDAY (FR) 4 8-11 £34,026 b f by Singspiel - Fine And Mellow (Lando) O-Simon Springer B-M Parrish TR-C Ferland 2. Number Theory (GB) 5 9-2 £12,900 b g by Halling - Numanthia (Barathea) O-Mohan Fonseka B-R Haim TR-John Holt 3. Model Pupil (GB) 4 9-0 £6,456 b c by Sinndar - Modesta (Sadler's Wells) O-K Abdullah B-Juddmonte Farms TR-Charles Hills Margins 4, 1.75. Time 3:44.57 (slow 10.57). Going Good to soft. Starts 14

Wins 3

Places 7

EPSOM DOWNS. May 31. 3yo+f&m. 8f 114yds.

1. THISTLE BIRD (GB) 5 9-6 £34,026 b m by Selkirk - Dolma (Marchand de Sable) O-Lady Rothschild B-Lord Rothschild TR-R Charlton 2. Gifted Girl (IRE) 4 9-4 £12,900 b f by Azamour - Hoodwink (Selkirk) O-AD Spence B-Airlie Stud TR-PFI Cole 3. Ladys First (GB) 4 9-6 £6,456 b f by Dutch Art - Like A Dame (Danehill) O-Mrs H Steel B-Sparsholt Stud TR-RA Fahey Margins 0.75, 1. Time 1:46.90 (slow 4.90). Going Good to soft. Age 3-5

SANDOWN PARK. May 30. 4yo+. 16f 78yds.

Age 2-4

Northern Dancer Fairy Bridge Shirley Heights Sunbittern Hail To Reason Cosmah Herbager Miss Swapsco Surumu Aggravate Sharpman Licata Nijinsky Croda Rossa Bouboule Deesse-Sud


MUKHADRAM b c 2009



Mika Red

Broodmare Sire: TIMBER COUNTRY. Sire of the dams of 6 Stakes winners. In 2013 - SWEET IDEA Snitzel G2, MUKHADRAM Shamardal G3.

Earned £163,630

Sire: DOMEDRIVER. Sire of 5 Stakes winners. In 2013 - DOMESIDE Kris G2.

Places 2

Sire: SHAMARDAL. Sire of 51 Stakes winners. In 2013 - DUNBOYNE EXPRESS Polish Precedent G1, MAYBE DISCREET Bluebird G1, PUISSANCE DE LUNE Unbridled’s Song G2, BALTIC BARONESS Sadler’s Wells G3, CAMEO A P Indy G3, MUKHADRAM Timber Country G3.

LONGCHAMP. May 26. 4yo+. 3100m.

1. DOMESIDE (GB) 7 8-11 £60,244 b h by Domedriver - Buck's Fizz (Kris) O-Safsaf Canarias Srl B-Appleby Lodge Stud TR-M Delcher-Sanchez 2. Les Beaufs (FR) 4 9-2 £23,252 b g by Apsis - Yeomanry (Saumarez) O-Stephane Seignoux B-Mme Christina Kolungia TR-Mme V Seignoux 3. Last Train (GB) 4 8-11 £11,098 b c by Rail Link - Rainbow Lake (Rainbow Quest) O-K Abdullah B-Juddmonte Farms TR-A Fabre Margins 2, 3. Time 3:27.01. Going Soft.

Wins 3

2006: RANSOM DEMAND (c Red Ransom) 4 wins at 3 to 5 in France. 2007: Latinka (f Fantastic Light) 2008: ABJER (c Singspiel) 2 wins at 2, Autumn S G3. 2009: GLOOMY SUNDAY (f Singspiel) Sold 26,970gns yearling at ARAUG, 103,174gns 3yo at ARARC. 3 wins 2-4, Henry II S G3, 2nd Prix de Thiberville LR, Prix Right Royal LR, 3rd Prix Panacee LR. 2010: Hanga Roa (g Hannouma) 2011: Zabrov (c Mastercraftsman) unraced to date.

Earned £93,314

Sire: SINGSPIEL. Sire of 90 Stakes winners. In 2013 GLOOMY SUNDAY Lando G3, SONGCRAFT Nureyev LR. 1st Dam: FINE AND MELLOW by Lando. 4 wins at 3 in France, Prix Scaramouche LR. Dam of 5 winners: 2003: FOR WOOLLY (g Soviet Star) 3 wins 3-5 in France. 2005: FOR JOY (f Singspiel) 2 wins at 3 and 4 in France.

Starts 13

Wins 6

Places 5

Earned £136,873

Sire: SELKIRK. Sire of 92 Stakes winners. In 2013 THISTLE BIRD Marchand de Sable G3. 1st Dam: DOLMA by Marchand de Sable. 6 wins at 2 and 3 in France, Prix Amandine LR, Prix Isola Bella LR, Prix Sigy LR, 3rd Prix Maurice de Gheest G1. Dam of 2 winners: 2007: The Kidnapper (g Red Ransom) unraced. 2008: THISTLE BIRD (f Selkirk) 6 wins at 3 to 5, Princess Elizabeth S G3, Valiant S LR, Superior Mile LR, Midsummer S LR, 2nd Celebration Mile G2, Rosemary S LR, 3rd Qatar Bloodstock Dahlia S G3. 2009: Dogstar (f Nayef) unraced. 2010: DON MARCO (g Choisir) Winner at 2. 2011: Old Guard (c Notnowcato) unraced to date. 2012: McCreery (c Big Bad Bob) 2nd Dam: Young Manila by Manila. 4 wins at 3 and 5 in France, 3rd Prix Edellic LR. Dam of DOLMA (f Marchand de Sable, see above). Broodmare Sire: MARCHAND DE SABLE. Sire of the dams of 5 Stakes winners. In 2013 - THISTLE BIRD Selkirk G3.



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European Pattern >>

THISTLE BIRD b m 2008 Atan Sharpen Up Rocchetta SELKIRK ch 88 Nebbiolo Annie Edge Friendly Court Theatrical Marchand de Sable Mercantile

DOLMA b 01

Manila Young Manila Young Hostess

Native Dancer Mixed Marriage Rockefella Chambiges Yellow God Novara Be Friendly No Court Nureyev Tree of Knowledge Kenmare Mercuriale Lyphard Dona Ysidra Arctic Tern Yeovil

95 OAKS S G1 EPSOM DOWNS. May 31. 3yof. 12f 10yds.

1. TALENT (GB) 9-0 £241,726 ch f by New Approach - Prowess (Peintre Celebre) O-JL Rowsell, MH Dixon B-Ashbrittle Stud, MH Dixon TR-RM Beckett 2. Secret Gesture (GB) 9-0 £91,644 b f by Galileo - Shastye (Danehill) O-Qatar Racing Ltd, Newsells Park Stud B-Newsells Park Stud TR-RM Beckett 3. The Lark (GB) 9-0 £45,865 ch f by Pivotal - Gull Wing (In The Wings) O-Lady Bamford B-Lady Bamford TR-MLW Bell Margins 3.75, 0.75. Time 2:42.00 (slow 7.20). Going Good to soft. Age 2-3

Starts 4

Wins 3

Places 1

Earned £270,686

Sire: NEW APPROACH. Sire of 6 Stakes winners. In 2013 - DAWN APPROACH Phone Trick G1, TALENT Peintre Celebre G1, LIBERTARIAN Darshaan G2, MONTSEGUR Flying Spur G3. 1st Dam: Prowess by Peintre Celebre. Winner at 3, 3rd Cheshire Oaks LR. Dam of 2 winners: 2008: Skilful (g Selkirk) 3 wins at 3 and 4, 2nd Royal Windsor S LR. 2010: TALENT (f New Approach) 3 wins at 2 and 3, Oaks S G1, Pretty Polly S LR. 2011: Much Promise (f Invincible Spirit) unraced to date. 2012: (f New Approach) 2nd Dam: YAWL by Rainbow Quest. 2 wins at 2 Rockfel S G3. Dam of Prowess (f Peintre Celebre, see above), Genoa (f Zafonic: 2nd Newbury Fillies’ Trial S LR), Clipper (f Salse: 3rd Pretty Polly S LR). Grandam of MISTER TEE, BRINDISI, La Spezia. Broodmare Sire: PEINTRE CELEBRE. Sire of the dams of 20 Stakes winners. In 2013 - TALENT New Approach G1. TALENT ch f 2010 Sadler’s Wells Galileo Urban Sea NEW APPROACH ch 05 Ahonoora Park Express Matcher Nureyev Peintre Celebre PROWESS ch 03

Peinture Bleue Rainbow Quest

Yawl Bireme

Northern Dancer Fairy Bridge Miswaki Allegretta Lorenzaccio Helen Nichols Match II Lachine Northern Dancer Special Alydar Petroleuse Blushing Groom I Will Follow Grundy Ripeck

Talent’s decisive victory in the Oaks acts as a reminder of the long-lasting excellence of the Felucca female line developed by the late Dick Hollingsworth. It would take many times my allocated word count to do full justice to the legacy left by Felucca, a daughter of Nearco foaled back in 1941. Her first major achievement was to produce the Park Hill Stakes winners Ark Royal, Cutter and Kyak to three different stallions. Ark Royal’s name has faded away, though she did produce a very smart


son in Hermes, but both Cutter and Kyak have continued to make their mark down the generations. Cutter produced very smart colts Sloop, Torpid, Tepukei and Admiral’s Launch, plus the good broodmares Pirogue and Cutle. Pirogue became the dam of the Gold Cup winner Longboat and second dam of the Irish Oaks winner Bolas, whereas Cutle hit the classic target with the Irish 2,000 Guineas winner Sharp Edge and the St Leger hero Cut Above. It is Kyak, though, who is the fifth dam of Talent. The four mares which separate Kyak from Talent are Ripeck, fourth in the 1962 Lingfield Oaks Trial; Bireme, winner of the 1980 Oaks; Yawl, who injured herself when favourite for the 1993 Oaks; and Prowess, who contested the 2006 Oaks before winning her maiden race. A truly remarkable sequence. Although Kyak’s progeny included Mariner (King Edward VII Stakes) and Grecian Craft (dam of the Doncaster Cup winner Weld), her fame stems largely from Ripeck. The daughter of Ribot produced seven very good performers from ten foals, including Bireme, the Coronation Cup winner Buoy and the fast filly Fluke. Some of Ripeck’s other daughters also have good winners descending from them. Her Nell Gwyn Stakes winner Anchor is the third dam of Nannina (Fillies’ Mile and Coronation Stakes), while the smart Boathouse became the second dam of Mail The Desert (Moyglare Stud Stakes) and the very smart Norse Dancer (third in the 2,000 Guineas and runner-up in three of Europe’s top middle-distance events). Talent probably also owes some of her ability to the fact that her four grandsires include the close relatives Sadler’s Wells and Nureyev. Other top winners with Sadler’s Wells in the top half of their pedigree and Nureyev in the bottom half include Camelot, Rip Van Winkle and Logotype (2013 Japanese 2,000 Guineas). 96 DIOMED S G3 EPSOM DOWNS. May 31. 3yo+. 8f 114yds.

1. GREGORIAN (IRE) 4 9-5 £34,026 gr c by Clodovil - Three Days In May (Cadeaux Genereux) O-HRH Princess Haya Of Jordan B-Rathasker Stud TR-JHM Gosden 2. Penitent (GB) 7 9-10 £12,900 b g by Kyllachy - Pious (Bishop of Cashel) O-Middleham Park Racing XVII B-Cheveley Park Stud TR-David O'Meara 3. Gabrial (IRE) 4 9-5 £6,456 b g by Dark Angel - Guajira (Mtoto) O-Dr Marwan Koukash B-B Kennedy TR-RA Fahey Margins 1.5, head. Time 1:48.68 (slow 6.68). Going Good to soft. Age 2-4

Starts 13

Wins 4

Places 4

Earned £181,523

Sire: CLODOVIL. Sire of 12 Stakes winners. In 2013 GREGORIAN Cadeaux Genereux G3. 1st Dam: THREE DAYS IN MAY by Cadeaux Genereux. Winner at 3. Dam of 2 winners: 2005: (c Fraam) 2006: Pete’s Passion (f Rock of Gibraltar) ran twice. Broodmare. 2007: KALAM DALEEL (c Clodovil) Winner at 2.

2009: GREGORIAN (c Clodovil) Sold 85,000gns yearling at TAOC1. 4 wins at 2 to 4, Diomed S G3, 2nd Prix Jean Prat G1, Pertemps NetworkSpring Trophy S LR, 3rd St James’s Palace S G1. 2011: Manderley (f Clodovil) 2012: (c Thousand Words) 2nd Dam: CORN FUTURES by Nomination. 1 win at 2. Dam of BALMONT MAST (g Balmont: Mercury S LR, 2nd Golden Shaheen S G1), Crazee Mental (f Magic Ring: 2nd Cheveley Park S G1), Siena Gold (f Key of Luck: 3rd EBF Bosra Sham Fillies’ S LR). Grandam of PREMIO LOCO, SIRCE.

3rd Irish Derby G1, Irish St Leger G1), STARBOROUGH (c Soviet Star: St James’s Palace S G1, Prix Jean Prat G1, 2nd Sussex S G1), ARISTOTLE (c Sadler’s Wells: Racing Post Trophy G1), SPANISH FALLS (f Belmez: Prix de Royaumont G3, 3rd Prix de Malleret G2). Grandam of ANNABELLE’S CHARM, Purple Sage. Broodmare Sire: SURE BLADE. Sire of the dams of 14 Stakes winners. In 2013 - ST NICHOLAS ABBEY Montjeu G1. ST NICHOLAS ABBEY b h 2007 Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge

Broodmare Sire: CADEAUX GENEREUX. Sire of the dams of 41 Stakes winners. In 2013 - GREGORIAN Clodovil G3. The Clodovil/Cadeaux Genereux cross has produced: GREGORIAN G1, ROCK MY SOUL G3. GREGORIAN gr c 2009 Northern Dancer Pas de Nom His Majesty Spring Adieu CLODOVIL gr 00 Mendez Linamix Lunadix Clodora Good Times Cloche d’Or Chrysicabana Balidar Young Generation Brig O’Doon Cadeaux Genereux Sharpen Up Smarten Up L’Anguissola THREE DAYS IN MAY b 99 Dominion Nomination Rivers Maid Corn Futures Mill Reef Hay Reef Haymaking Danzig


97 CORONATION CUP G1 EPSOM DOWNS. June 1. 4yo+. 12f 10yds.

1. ST NICHOLAS ABBEY (IRE) 6 9-0 £198,485 b h by Montjeu - Leaping Water (Sure Blade) O-D Smith, Mrs J Magnier, M Tabor B-Barton Bloodstock, Villiers Syndicate TR-AP O'Brien 2. Dunaden (FR) 7 9-0 £75,250 b h by Nicobar - La Marlia (Kaldounevees) O-Pearl Bloodstock Limited B-Count Edouard Decazes TR-M Delzangles 3. Joshua Tree (IRE) 6 9-0 £37,660 b h by Montjeu - Madeira Mist (Grand Lodge) O-KK Al Nabooda, RA Albahou B-Castlemartin Stud, Skymarc Farm TR-Ed Dunlop Margins 3.75, 7. Time 2:37.76 (slow 2.96). Going Good. Starts 23

Wins 9

Top Ville Floripedes Toute Cy Kris Sure Blade LEAPING WATER ch 90


Age 2-6


Places Earned 11 £5,624,139

Sire: MONTJEU. Sire of 119 Stakes winners. In 2013 - ST NICHOLAS ABBEY Sure Blade G1, CAMELOT Kingmambo G3, LEADING LIGHT Gone West G3, MOUNT ATHOS Slip Anchor G3. 1st Dam: Leaping Water by Sure Blade. unraced. Dam of 4 winners: 1995: MEKLAND (c Pips Pride). 2 wins 2-3 in Italy. 1996: (f Pips Pride) Died. 1997: Daylily (f Pips Pride) 1998: GRAMMARIAN (g Definite Article) 4 wins 3-4, San Gabriel H G2, Sunset H G2, 2nd Hollywood Turf Cup S G1. 1999: Way Out of Bounds (f Boundary) unraced. 2000: (c King of Kings) Died. 2001: Esher (f King of Kings) unraced. 2004: Highwater Dancer (f Sadler’s Wells) unraced. 2005: (f Sadler’s Wells) Died as a foal. 2006: CASCATA (f Montjeu) Winner at 2. 2007: ST NICHOLAS ABBEY (c Montjeu) Sold 200,000gns yearling at TAOC1. Champion 2yr old in Europe in 2009. 9 wins 2-6, Coronation Cup G1 (3 times), Racing Post Trophy G1, Breeders’ Cup Turf G1, Dubai Sheema Classic G1, Beresford S G2, Ormonde S G3, 2nd Dubai Sheema Classic G1, Mooresbridge S G3, 3rd Juddmonte International S G1, Irish Champion S G1, King George VI & Queen Elizabeth S G1 (twice), Breeders’ Cup Turf G1, Prix Foy G2, Alleged S LR. 2nd Dam: FLAMENCO WAVE by Desert Wine. 2 wins at 2, Moyglare Stud S G1. Dam of BALLINGARRY (c Sadler’s Wells: Criterium de Saint-Cloud G1, Canadian International S G1, 2nd Derby Italiano G1,

Double Lock Desert Wine

Flamenco Wave Armada Way

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When St Nicholas Abbey won the 2012 Coronation Cup he joined those legendary mares Pretty Polly, Petite Etoile and Triptych as one of the few dual winners of this prize. Now the son of Montjeu has become the first to record three victories in the Epsom Gr1, in the process boosting his earnings to nearly £5 million. St Nicholas Abbey has now enjoyed Gr1 success at the ages of two, four, five and six, and he is now a Gr1 winner in three different continents, having added the 2013 Dubai Sheema Classic to his 2011 success in the Breeders’ Cup Turf. It will be interesting to see whether he retires to stud at the end of the year, or whether his connections decide to race on. Remember, Aidan O’Brien’s 2005 Coronation Cup winner Yeats stayed in training until he was eight, to record a fourth win in the Gold Cup. Should he retire, the fact that St Nicholas Abbey scored his first Gr1 victory in the Racing Post Trophy should help. Hurricane Run and Motivator, two of Montjeu’s major winners from his early crops, both had Sharpen Up mares as their second dams. St Nicholas Abbey’s dam Leaping Water is a great-grand-daughter of Sharpen Up. Another incentive was that Leaping Water’s dam Flamenco Wave had excelled with Montjeu’s sire Sadler’s Wells, producing Aristotle (Racing Post Trophy) and Ballingarry (Criterium de Saint-Cloud). Flamenco Wave also produced the St James’s Palace Stakes winner Starborough. Flamenco Wave won the Moyglare Stud Stakes but disappointed badly in the Irish 1,000 Guineas and conceived Leaping Water soon afterwards, to a mating with the top-class miler Sure Blade. Sure Blade raced in the colours of Sheikh Mohammed and eventually retired to Kildangan Stud in County Kildare. Unfortunately he failed as a stallion and consequently Leaping Water sold for only 3,200gns as an unraced three-year-old, but she has also produced the American Gr2 winner Grammarian by Definite Article.


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Caulfield on Ruler Of The World: “His victory at Epsom means that his sire Galileo’s record in the last six editions of the Derby stands at two winners, two seconds and two thirds”

98 DERBY S G1 EPSOM DOWNS. June 1. 3yoc&f. 12f 10yds.

1. RULER OF THE WORLD (IRE) 9-0 £782,314 ch c by Galileo - Love Me True (Kingmambo) O-Mrs J Magnier, M Tabor, D Smith B-Southern Bloodstock TR-AP O'Brien 2. Libertarian (GB) 9-0 £296,593 b c by New Approach - Intrum Morshaan (Darshaan) O-Hubert John Strecker B-Serpentine Bloodstock Ltd TR-Mrs K Burke 3. Galileo Rock (IRE) 9-0 £148,434 ch c by Galileo - Grecian Bride (Groom Dancer) O-Michael O'Flynn B-Rockfield Farm TR-David Wachman Margins 1.5, short head. Time 2:39.06 (slow 4.26). Going Good. Age 3

Starts 3

Wins 3

Places 0

Earned £825,035

Sire: GALILEO. Sire of 137 Stakes winners. In 2013 INTELLO Danehill G1, MAGICIAN Mozart G1, RULER OF THE WORLD Kingmambo G1, BATTLE OF MARENGO Green Desert G2, ALTANO Lando G3, LINTON Centaine G3, ROMANTICA Danehill G3. 1st Dam: Love Me True by Kingmambo. Winner at 3, 3rd Killavullan S G3. Own sister to Black Mambo. Dam of 5 winners: 2003: Mystification (c Danehill) unraced. 2004: DUKE OF MARMALADE (c Danehill) Champion older horse in Europe in 2008. 6 wins 2-4, Tattersalls Gold Cup G1, Juddmonte International S G1, King George VI & Queen Elizabeth S G1, Prince of Wales’s S G1, Prix Ganay G1, 2nd Irish Champion S G1, St James’s Palace S G1, 3rd Queen Elizabeth II S G1. Sire. 2005: SOINLOVEWITHYOU (f Sadler’s Wells) Winner at 2. 2006: Storm Finch (c Storm Cat) unraced. 2007: Countess Lemonade (f Storm Cat) 2 wins at 3, 2nd Prix des Lilas LR, 3rd Athenia S G3. 2008: LOOKING LOVELY (f Storm Cat) Winner at 2. 2010: RULER OF THE WORLD (c Galileo) 3 wins at 3, Derby S G1, Chester Vase G3. 2011: (c Montjeu) 2012: (c Galileo) 2nd Dam: Lassie’s Lady by Alydar. 2 wins 3-4 in USA, 3rd Sonnenburg H. Dam of BITE THE BULLET (c Spectacular Bid: Sanford S G2, 3rd Arlington Washington Futurity G1), SHUAILAAN (c Roberto: Winter Hill S LR), Love Me True (f Kingmambo, see above), Black Mambo (c Kingmambo: 2nd Reappeal S). Grandam of MADISON’S CHARM, Pebble Island, Lieutenant Danz, Bees. Third dam of TRAVELIN MAN, DISCREET DANCER. Broodmare Sire: KINGMAMBO. Sire of the dams of 68 Stakes winners. In 2013 - RULER OF THE WORLD Galileo G1, SUPER COOL Fastnet Rock G1, CAMELOT Montjeu G3, GENERAL ELECTION Harlan’s Holiday G3, HOT SNAP Pivotal G3, KITTEN’S POINT Kitten’s Joy G3, OLYMPIC OWEN Jay Peg G3, SKY KINGDOM Empire Maker G3, WINNING CAUSE Giant’s Causeway G3. The Galileo/Kingmambo cross has produced: RULER OF THE WORLD G1, GEMSTONE G3, Brazilian Star G3. RULER OF THE WORLD ch c 2010 Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge GALILEO b 98 Miswaki Urban Sea Allegretta Mr Prospector Kingmambo LOVE ME TRUE ch 98

Miesque Alydar

Lassie’s Lady Lassie Dear

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Judging by the betting, the question posed by the 2013 Derby was whether victory would go to a son of the 2008 winner, New Approach, or to

a son of New Approach’s sire Galileo, winner of the Derby in 2001. In the event, the hot favourite Dawn Approach gave himself no chance of lasting the distance, and three sons of Galileo finished in the first four, the only interloper being New Approach’s fast-finishing son Libertarian in second. The victory of the unbeaten Ruler Of The World means that Galileo’s record in the last six editions of the Derby stands at two winners, two seconds and two thirds. Ruler Of The World has plenty in common with the 2012 Derby winner Camelot, sharing not only the same trainer and group of owners but also the same grandsires, Sadler’s Wells and Kingmambo. Workforce, the 2010 Derby winner, had Kingmambo and Sadler’s Wells as his grandsires, so this pairing is yielding very rich rewards. This is hardly surprising in view of Kingmambo’s own record with daughters of Sadler’s Wells, which featured seven Gr1 winners led by Henrythenavigator, Divine Proportions and El Condor Pasa. It is no wonder that Ruler Of The World was given such an ambitious name. He was conceived months after his half-brother Duke Of Marmalade had established himself Europe’s champion older horse of 2008, with a sequence of five Gr1 victories in England, Ireland and France. His dam Love Me True cost $1,350,000 as a yearling. Despite her price, Aidan O’Brien didn’t wrap her in cotton wool. It was only on her 11th start that this Group-placed filly lost her maiden status, over a mile at Naas, and she raced 15 times in all. Her soundness flew in the face of the fact that she was inbred 3 x 3 to the fragile Raise A Native, but there were no soundness issues concerning most of her immediate antecedents. Kingmambo raced 13 times and her dam Lassie’s Lady, who had a tenrace career, was the product of a mating between two veterans of 26 races. Love Me True was used as a pacemaker in the Irish 1,000 Guineas and, coincidentally, Kingmambo’s second dam Pasadoble was employed in this role in two Classics. Love Me True probably stayed a mile and a quarter, whereas her threeparts brother Lemon Drop Kid won the Belmont Stakes over a mile and a half. Lemon Drop Kid shared the same sire, Kingmambo, and his dam was a halfsister to Love Me True’s dam Lassie’s Lady. The next dam, the celebrated Lassie Dear, also produced Weekend Surprise (the Gr3-winning dam of Breeders’ Cup Classic winner and major stallion AP Indy and his halfbrother Summer Squall) and the Haydock Sprint Cup winner Wolfhound. It’s a great stallion family as five sires from the family – AP Indy, Summer Squall, Honor Grades, Deerhound and Kipling – have all sired a winner on Breeders’ Cup Day.


99 PRIX DU PALAIS-ROYAL G3 LONGCHAMP. June 1. 3yo+. 1400m.

1. PEARL FLUTE (IRE) 3 8-9 £32,520 b c by Piccolo - Secret Melody (Inchinor) O-Qatar Racing Limited B-Petra Bloodstock Agency Ltd TR-F-H Graffard 2. Tulips (IRE) 4 9-0 £13,008 b f by Pivotal - Hint of Spring (Seeking The Gold) O-Godolphin SNC B-Darley TR-A Fabre 3. Pollyana (IRE) 4 9-0 £9,756 b f by Whipper - Shamah (Unfuwain) O-Bryan Lynam B-Mesnil Investments Ltd, Carrigbeg Stud TR-D Prod'Homme Margins 0.75, 0.75. Time 1:24.36. Going Soft. Age 2-3

Starts 9

Wins 3

Places 3

Earned £127,770

Sire: PICCOLO. Sire of 19 Stakes winners. In 2013 PEARL FLUTE Inchinor G3. 1st Dam: SECRET MELODY by Inchinor. 4 wins at 2 and 3 in France, Germany, Oppenheim Stuten Meile G3. Dam of 3 winners: 2006: Scarley Secret (f Royal Applause) 2007: SNOW SPIRIT (f Verglas) 5 wins 3-4. 2008: LEGENDARY GLORY (f Halling) 2 wins at 3. 2010: PEARL FLUTE (c Piccolo) 3 wins at 2 and 3 in France, Prix des Chenes G3, Prix du Palais Royal G3, Prix Yacowlef LR, 3rd Premio Gran Criterium G1, Prix de Cabourg G3, Prix La Rochette G3. 2011: (f Lawman) 2012: (c Moss Vale) 2nd Dam: Secret Music by Dixieland Band. unraced. Broodmare Sire: INCHINOR. Sire of the dams of 16 Stakes winners. In 2013 - FELICIAN Motivator G3, PEARL FLUTE Piccolo G3. PEARL FLUTE b c 2010 In Reality Tamerett Roberto Slightly Dangerous Where You Lead Whistler Whistling Wind Good As Gold Pinturischio Garden Green Focal Lorenzaccio Ahonoora Helen Nichols Lomond Inchmurrin On Show Northern Dancer Dixieland Band Mississippi Mud Formidable Secret Form Secretive Known Fact Warning PICCOLO b 91 Woodwind

Inchinor SECRET MELODY b 01 Secret Music

100 PRIX DU JOCKEY CLUB G1 CHANTILLY. June 2. 3yoc&f. 2100m.

1. INTELLO (GER) 9-2 £696,829 b c by Galileo - Impressionnante (Danehill) O/B-Wertheimer et Frere TR-A Fabre 2. Morandi (FR) 9-2 £278,780 gr c by Holy Roman Emperor - Vezina (Bering) O-Daniel-Yves Treves B-E Puerari TR-J-C Rouget 3. Sky Hunter (GB) 9-2 £139,390 b c by Motivator - Pearl Kite (Silver Hawk) O-Godolphin SNC B-Darley TR-A Fabre Margins 2, short neck. Time 2:07.89. Going Good to soft. Age 2-3

Starts 5

Wins 4

Places 1

Earned £793,089

Sire: GALILEO. See race 98. 1st Dam: IMPRESSIONNANTE by Danehill. 3 wins, Prix de Sandringham G2, 2nd Poule d’Essai des Pouliches G1, Prix d’Astarte G1. Dam of 1 winner: 2009: Intelleto (c Pivotal) 2010: INTELLO (c Galileo) 4 wins 2-3, Prix du Jockey Club G1, Feilden S LR, 3rd Poule d’Essai des Poulains G1. 2011: No Mood (c Monsun) unraced to date. 2nd Dam: OCCUPANDISTE by Kaldoun. Champion older mare in France in 1997. 6 wins at 2 and 4 in France, Prix de la Foret G1, Prix Maurice de Gheest G1. Dam of IMPRESSIONNANTE (f Danehill, see above), ONLY ANSWER (f Green Desert: Prix de Saint-Georges G3, Prix du Petit Couvert G3).

Broodmare Sire: DANEHILL. Sire of the dams of 222 Stakes winners. In 2013 - FENOMENO Stay Gold G1, INTELLO Galileo G1, MORE THAN SACRED More Than Ready G1, RUUD AWAKENING Bernardini G1. The Galileo/Danehill cross has produced: BANC DE FORTUNE G1, CIMA DE TRIOMPHE G1, CUIS GHAIRE G1, FRANKEL G1, GOLDEN LILAC G1, INTELLO G1, MAYBE G1, RODERIC O’CONNOR G1, SECRET GESTURE G1, TEOFILO G1. INTELLO b c 2010 Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge GALILEO b 98 Miswaki Urban Sea Allegretta Danzig Danehill IMPRESSIONNANTE b 03

Razyana Kaldoun

Occupandiste Only Seule

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The Galileo/Danehill cross worked its Classic magic again in the Prix du Jockey Club, with Intello scoring in style, to make full amends for his very unlucky defeat in the Poule d’Essai des Poulains. He follows in the Classic footsteps of Frankel (2,000 Guineas), Golden Lilac (Poule d’Essai des Pouliches and Prix de Diane), Roderic O’Connor (Irish 2,000 Guineas) and Cima de Triomphe (Derby Italiano), and there might have been another had the champion juvenile Teofilo been able to race at three. Intello’s third dam Only Seule ran only at two, when she won over 1,500m at Deauville. This daughter of Lyphard had such an outstanding pedigree that there was always a strong chance that she would excel as a broodmare. She was the first foal of Elle Seule, a very smart performer at up to 2,100m in France. Elle Seule ranked alongside Timber Country, Hamas, Fort Wood and Colorado Dancer as one of eight Group/Graded winners produced by the blue hen Fall Aspen. Elle Seule sold for $1.5 million in 1990, carrying a Nureyev filly, Mehthaaf, who was to win the Irish 1,000 Guineas. Elle Seule went on to produce the Gr1 July Cup winner Elnaadim. Only Seule made a first-rate start as a producer, as her first foal, Occupandiste, became a dual Gr1 winner at four, in the Prix Maurice de Gheest and Prix de la Foret. This fast daughter of Kaldoun kept up the good work by producing Group winners to two sons of Danzig. Her Green Desert filly Only Answer was a sprint specialist but her Danehill filly, Intello’s dam Impressionnante, was a smart miler, as she showed with her victory in the Gr2 Prix de Sandringham and by being placed in the Poule d’Essai des Pouliches. Impressionnante never tackled more than a mile, so it will be interesting to see whether Intello stays any better than the Prix de Diane winner Golden Lilac, who was also out of a very smart miler by Danehill. It is in Intello’s favour that he settles much better than that filly, who ended up back at a mile.


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Global Stakes Results Date Grade Argentina 25/05 G1 25/05 G1 25/05 G1 23/05 G2 23/05 G3 18/05 G3 18/05 G3 10/05 G3 10/05 G3 09/05 G3




Gran Premio Gran Criterium Gran Premio 25 de Mayo Gran Premio de Potrancas (1000 Guineas) Clasico 25 de Mayo de 1810 C.Asoc.PropCaballos Carrera Buneos Aires Clasico Velocidad Clasico Southern Halo C. Circulo Propietarios Caballerizas Spc Clasico Las Heras Clasico Joaquin V Maqueda

8.0f 12.0f 8.0f 8.0f 7.5f 5.0f 7.0f 8.0f 7.0f 7.0f

Gracias Roman (ARG) Ordak Dan (ARG) Juhayna (ARG) Saba Emperor (ARG) Mystery Train (ARG) Harlem Key (ARG) Fasteed Emperor (ARG) Salad Green (ARG) Whiscolita (ARG) Silvalandria (ARG)

Ordak Dan, running in a Group race for the first time, pulled off a 17-1 surprise. He had scored only once in his first seven attempts but now boasts a record of five from 11. Saturnino Sixto Erro, his 95-year-old owner, was there to receive the cup. He is trained by Carlos Carabajal, one of whose nine Australia 25/05 18/05 11/05 11/05 04/05 25/05 11/05 04/05 25/05 25/05 25/05 18/05 18/05 18/05 18/05 18/05 11/05 11/05 11/05 11/05 11/05 11/05 04/05

G1 G1 G1 G1 G1 G2 G2 G2 G3 G3 G3 G3 G3 G3 G3 G3 G3 G3 G3 G3 G3 G3 G3

Carlton Mid Doomben 10,000 Stakes Kirks Doomben Cup Bundaberg Distilling Company BTC Cup Distinctive Homes Goodwood Handicap Centrebet South Australian Derby Al Basti B.R.C. Sires' Produce Stakes Bollinger Champagne Classic Wimmers A D Hollindale Stakes Glenlogan Park Moreton Stakes Mullins Lawyers Grand Prix Stakes Channel 7 Premier's Cup Hidden Dragon The Roses Stakes Del Basso Smallgoods Roma Cup Grinders Fred Best Classic Carlton Mid Lord Mayor's Cup Darley Brisbane Race Club Sprint The National Stakes Sportingbet South Aus. Fillies Classic Landfill Chairman's Handicap Mitty's Rough Habit Plate Queen's Cup R A Lee Stakes Pacific Petroleum Gold Coast Guineas

Sydney trainer Chris Waller has had a fabulous season, often with European imports, and he notched his seventh Group 1 victory when Beaten Up led home his stablemate, Foreteller, in the Doomben Cup. Beaten Up is still partowned by the man who trained him to land the 2011 St Simon Stakes at Brazil 19/05 19/05 18/05 18/05 26/05 25/05 19/05 19/05

G1 G1 G1 G1 G2 G2 G2 G2

children, Lucrecia, who had guided Ordak Dan to two of his earlier successes, finished fourth on Lulu Champion. Juhayna dominated her rivals both in the preliminaries and in the race for the Gran Premio de Potrancas. She weighed in at 504kg, 9kg heavier than 6.5f 10.0f 6.0f 6.0f 12.5f 6.5f 6.0f 9.0f 6.5f 11.0f 11.0f 10.0f 6.0f 6.5f 8.0f 6.5f 6.0f 12.5f 10.5f 10.5f 12.5f 8.0f 6.0f

Newbury, William Haggas, and was winning for the first time in four Australian starts. Waller has experienced some downs, as well as ups, probably the worst being having to put down his dual top-level winner Rangirangdoo after he broke down in the Doomben 10,000.

Grande Premio Sao Paulo Grande Premio Presidente da Republica Asoc.Brasil dos Criadores Cavalo Corrida Org.Sulamericana Fomento P.S. de Corrida Grande Premio Conde de Herzberg G. P. Francisco Villela de Paula Machado Grande Premio Antenor Lara Campos Grande Premio Presidente Guilherme Ellis

Gober, winner of the Derby Paulista in November and of the Grande Premio Osvaldo Aranha (G2) on April 20, registered his third win over 12 furlongs. He scored by one and a quarter lengths from Poker Face, who was subsequently put back to third for hampering Energia Eros. Mojito, winner of the Rio Derby the previous month

Epaulette (AUS) Beaten Up (GB) Your Song (AUS) Platelet (AUS) Escado (AUS) Zoustar (AUS) Vo Heart (AUS) Lights of Heaven (NZ) Sookie (AUS) Hawkspur (AUS) Precedence (NZ) Dear Demi (AUS) Power Princess (AUS) Platinum Kingdom (AUS) Solzhenitsyn (NZ) Belltone (AUS) Vivi Veloce (AUS) Wowee (AUS) Quintessential (NZ) Hawkspur (AUS) Motivado (GB) Linton (AUS) Academus (AUS)

12.0f 8.0f 5.0f 10.0f 7.5f 7.5f 7.5f 7.5f

Gober (BRZ) Joe Owen (BRZ) Beto Boss (BRZ) Generosidade (URU) Farrier (BRZ) Hed Kandi (BRZ) Avenger of Light (BRZ) Ana Luisa (BRZ)

and slight favourite here, stayed on to finish fifth of the 18 runners without ever looking dangerous. Jose Aparecido, who is fourth in this season’s jockeys’ table, brought Joe Owen with a strong run on the outside in the mile championship. He beat Edu Querido and Olympic Pantanal so, as in the Grande Premio Sao Paolo, a local



3 5 3 6 3 3 6 4 4 4




Broodmare Sire

Alrassaam (GB) Hidden Truth (USA) Johannesburg (USA) Emperor Jones (USA) Not For Sale (ARG) Key Deputy (USA) Emperor Jones (USA) Easing Along (USA) Pure Prize (USA) Sebi Halo (ARG)

La Interprete (ARG) Duna Ter (ARG) Jus Agendi (BRZ) Sabatica Fitz (ARG) American Whisper (USA) Rapera (ARG) Fast Road (ARG) Saramah (USA) Water Proof (USA) Indralandia (ARG)

Interprete (ARG) Sir Chester (ARG) Nugget Point Fitzcarraldo (ARG) Quiet American (USA) Tempranero (CHI) Rampart Road (USA) Forty Niner (USA) Turkoman (USA) Interprete (ARG)

any of her 11 rivals and heavier than all but one of the 14 colts in the Gran Criterium. The daughter of Johannesburg made all and came home eight lengths clear of Emirate’s Girl. The second leg of a four-timer for her Brazilian rider, Altair Domingos, she ran the mile in 1m 35.24s, 1.87s faster than 4 5 4 5 4 3 3 6 4 4 8 4 7 4 7 8 3 4 5 4 5 7 4


Commands (AUS) Beat Hollow (GB) Fastnet Rock (AUS) Strategic (AUS) Casino Prince (AUS) Northern Meteor (AUS) Show A Heart (AUS) Zabeel (NZ) Casino Prince (AUS) Purrealist (AUS) Zabeel (NZ) Dehere (USA) Marwina (AUS) Magnus (AUS) St Petersburg (AUS) Brahms (USA) More Than Ready (USA) Choisir (AUS) Fast 'n' Famous (AUS) Purrealist (AUS) Motivator (GB) Galileo (IRE) Lonhro (AUS)

Accessories (GB) Frog (GB) Zembu (AUS) Bloodline (AUS) Secret Cause (AUS) Zouzou (AUS) Smile of Desire (AUS) I'm In Heaven (NZ) Purple Blood (AUS) Mollyhawk (AUS) Kowtow (USA) Shirley (AUS) All Electric (AUS) Miss Rangoon (USA) Tri Victory (NZ) Belle Salieri (AUS) Royal Sash (AUS) Zeal (NZ) Florette (USA) Mollyhawk (AUS) Tamise (USA) Heather (NZ) Youthful Presence (AUS)

That went to Sheikh Mohammed’s Epaulette, who stormed home two lengths clear of 2012 winner Sea Siren. In sixth, having been compromised by an outside draw, was Your Song, who two weeks before had run away with the BTC Cup by five lengths. In South Australia, Platelet 4 5 4 4 3 3 3 3


Yagli (USA) Christine's Outlaw (USA) Val Royal (FR) Nedawi (GB) Pioneering (USA) Cape Town (USA) Elusive Quality (USA) Elusive Quality (USA)

Gracias Roman in the Gran Criterium. This colt, who is named in honour of Juan Roman Riquelme, captain of the Boca Juniors football team, is now unbeaten in three. He scored by three lengths from Got Talent and Todo Tango Key, both of whom had previous G1 form.

emulated the achievement of Black Caviar 12 months earlier by backing up her Robert Sangster Stakes victory a fortnight earlier in the Goodwood Handicap, while 32-year-old Victorian trainer Matt Laurie lifted his first Group 1 trophy with Escado in the South Australian Derby.

Visa Max (BRZ) Swiss Beauty (BRZ) Polada (BRZ) Xiang-Vi (BRZ) Kournikova (BRZ) Origame (BRZ) Pretty Rafaela (BRZ) New Regina (BRZ)

horse outpointed two raiders from Rio. However, the Rio-trained pair of Beto Boss and Tap Is Back, both owned by Stud Alvarenga but from different stables, were coupled as favourite and dominated the big sprint. Tap Is Back led for a long way but could not hold off Beto Boss. The coupled favourite, in this case

Singspiel (IRE) Akarad (FR) Fuji Kiseki (JPN) Dracula (AUS) Giant's Causeway (USA) Redoute's Choice (AUS) Red Ransom (USA) Volksraad (GB) Encosta de Lago (AUS) Catbird (AUS) Shadeed (USA) Zabeel (NZ) Canonise (AUS) Giant's Causeway (USA) Victory Dance Salieri (USA) Royal Academy (USA) Zabeel (NZ) Sword Dance Catbird (AUS) Time For A Change (USA) Centaine (AUS) Dehere (USA)

Kenetico (BRZ) Falcon Jet (BRZ) Golden Voyager (USA) Quinze Quilates (BRZ) Irish Fighter (USA) Un Etendard (USA) Put It Back (USA) Royal Academy (USA)

Generosidade, also won the Grande Premio OSAF for fillies and mares. Gateaux, a stablemate of the winner, made a gallant attempt to make all. Zara, winner of the second leg of the local fillies’ Triple Crown, caught her well inside the final furlong but was immediately nailed by Generosidade who had come from a long way back.

Canada 26/05 25/05 12/05 19/05

G2 G2 G2 G3

Connaught Cup Stakes Nassau Stakes Eclipse Stakes Selene Stakes

7.0f 8.0f 8.5f 8.5f

Something Extra (USA) Solid Appeal (USA) Alpha Bettor (USA) Coffee Clique (USA)

5 4 5 3


Indian Charlie (USA) Successful Appeal (USA) Alphabet Soup (USA) Medaglia d'Oro (USA)

Our Mariah (USA) Star of the Woods (USA) Scatter Buy (USA) Miss Chapin (USA)

Mt Livermore (USA) Woodman (USA) Relaunch (USA) Royal Academy (USA)

Chile 22/05 04/05 02/05 25/05

G1 G1 G2 G3

Copa de Plata-Italo Traverso Pasqualetti Clasico Int. Gran Premio Hipodromo Chile Gran Premio Gonzalo Bofill de Caso Premio Jose Saavedra Baeza

7.5f 11.0f 7.0f 7.5f

Nepomuceno (CHI) McQueen (CHI) Gaturro (CHI) Pipirisnais (CHI)

3 4 3 3


Diamond Tycoon (USA) Last Best Place (USA) Sonoma Cat (USA) Stevie Wonderboy (USA)

Simuladora (CHI) Talk Show (CHI) Luna Arabe (CHI) Daylight (CHI)

Dynamix (USA) High Pitched (GB) Sadlers Congress Stagecraft



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Premio Alvaro Covarrubias

McQueen, second or third behind Hakassan at increasingly respectful margins in the three Classics run on the dirt at the Hipodromo Chile in the closing months of last year, gained reward for honest endeavour in the Hong Kong 05/05 G1

The Champions Mile

Dan Excel, who finished fifth in the 2010 Racing Post Trophy when known as Dunboyne Express and trained in Japan 26/05 19/05 12/05 05/05 28/04 26/05 11/05 04/05 27/04 18/05 05/05

G1 G1 G1 G1 G1 G2 G2 G2 G2 G3 G3

Tokyo Yushun (Derby) Yushun Himba (Oaks) Victoria Mile NHK Mile Cup Tenno Sho (Spring Emperor's Cup) Meguro Kinen Keio Hai Spring Cup Kyoto Shimbun Hai TV Tokyo Hai Aoba Sho (Derby Trial) Heian Stakes Niigata Daishoten

Ed Dunlop’s Dubai World Cup runnerup Red Cadeaux picked up another huge place prize – this time £238,000 for finishing third – in the Spring Tenno Sho. The race was won by Fenomeno, almost a year after he had been beaten by the narrowest of margins in the 2012 Japanese Derby, while the red-hot favourite, the Arima Kinen winner Gold Ship, managed only


Sposito (CHI)

Gran Premio Hipodromo Chile. He had enough speed to win the Tanteo de Potrillos (G1) at two but now it was his stamina which saw him home. Hakassan has been exported to join Todd Pletcher in the USA. 8.0f

Dan Excel (IRE)

Ireland, got off the mark in Group 1 company at the tenth attempt when holding off Helene Spirit by a short 12.0f 12.0f 8.0f 8.0f 16.0f 12.5f 7.0f 11.0f 12.0f 9.5f 10.0f

Kizuna (JPN) Meisho Mambo (JPN) Verxina (JPN) Meiner Ho O (JPN) Fenomeno (JPN) Mousquetaire (JPN) Daiwa Maggiore (JPN) Kizuna (JPN) Hiraboku Deep (JPN) Nihonpiro Ours (JPN) Passion Dance (JPN)

fifth under a stop-start ride from Hiroyuki Uchida. Uchida fared better in the Victoria Mile, just beating the 2012 heroine Whale Capture aboard the mostdeserving Verxina, who was breaking her Grade 1 duck having finished second in all three legs of last year’s Fillies Triple Crown. The middle legs of this year’s Triple



Tumblebrutus (USA)

Siembrala (CHI)

Diamond Tycoon, who looked very promising when, under the care of Brian Meehan – he won a Newbury maiden by six lengths in 2006 – is the first-season sire of the Copa de Plata winner Nepomuceno. Gaturro had 5


Shamardal (USA)

Love Excelling (FR)

head in the Champions Mile to give trainer John Moore his fourth consecutive victory in the race. British 3 3 4 3 4 5 4 3 3 6 5


Deep Impact (JPN) Suzuka Mambo (JPN) Deep Impact (JPN) Suzuka Phoenix (JPN) Stay Gold (JPN) Mayano Top Gun (JPN) Daiwa Major (JPN) Deep Impact (JPN) Deep Impact (JPN) White Muzzle (GB) Deep Impact (JPN)

Polish Precedent (USA)

raider Penitent missed the break and was forced to race wide before coming home seventh of nine.

Catequil (CAN) Meisho Momoka (JPN) Halwa Sweet (JPN) Tenzan Rose (JPN) De Laroche (IRE) Cherir (JPN) Fanjica (IRE) Catequil (CAN) Cat Ali (USA) Nihonpillow Lupinus (JPN) Kiss Pasion (JPN)

Crown saw Kizuna and Meisho Mambo land the Derby and Oaks respectively. Kizuna, a son of Deep Impact, gave jockey Yutaka Take his fifth win in the Tokyo Yushun as he proved half a length too strong for the 2,000 Guineas runner-up Epiphaneia. Meisho Mambo got back on track after a dismal tenth in the 1,000 Guineas when holding off two

Denver County (USA)

beaten Nepomuceno into third in a G2 at the start of the month and looked like following up when leading early in the straight. But the 12-1 Nepomuceno slipped through on the rails and beat his stablemate by two and a half lengths.

Storm Cat (USA) Grass Wonder (USA) Machiavellian (USA) French Deputy (USA) Danehill (USA) Sunday Silence (USA) Law Society (USA) Storm Cat (USA) Storm Cat (USA) Admire Vega (JPN) Jade Robbery (USA)

daughters of Deep Impact, Ever Blossom and Denim And Ruby, in the Yushun Himba. The NHK Mile Cup is the biggest race for three-year-old milers and the shock 33-1 triumph of Meiner Ho O meant that Daichi Shibata became just the second Japanese jockey to win top level races both on the Flat and over jumps.

New Zealand 11/05 G3

Campbell Infrastructure Rotorua Cup


Indikator (NZ)



Sandtrap (USA)

Lady Daintree (NZ)

Sir Tristram

Singapore 19/05 G1 19/05 G1

Singapore Airlines International Cup Kris Flyer International Sprint

10.0f 6.0f

Military Attack (IRE) Lucky Nine (IRE)

5 6


Oratorio (IRE) Dubawi (IRE)

Almaaseh (IRE) Birjand (GB)

Dancing Brave (USA) Green Desert (USA)

Hong Kong dominated Kranji’s two big international races with John Moore grabbing a 1-2 in the Singapore Airlines International Cup and Caspar Fownes lifting the KrisFlyer Sprint. Military South Africa 25/05 G1 25/05 G1 25/05 G1 25/05 G1 22/05 G2 04/05 G2 04/05 G2 04/05 G2 12/05 G3 11/05 G3 11/05 G3 05/05 G3

Tsogo Sun Medallion Golden Horse Sprint Allan Robertson Fillies Championship South African Fillies & Mares Sprint Betting World 1900 Korea Racing Authority Guineas Korea Racing Authority Fillies Guineas Drill Hall Stakes Recall Security East Cape Derby Kenilworth Fillies Nursery Cape of Good Hope Nursery Tekkie Town Winter Guineas

Following Shea Shea, the next global sprint star to emanate from South Africa could be the aptly-named Via Africa. Still only a three-year-old, she had chased home the brilliant What A Winter in two previous Group 1 outings. Against her own sex this time, Sweden 07/05


United States 27/05 G1 27/05 G1 27/05 G1 27/05 G1 18/05 G1 27/05 G2 25/05 G2 25/05 G2

Attack, who raced as Rave for John Hills in Britain, made it four big wins (including three G1) in three months when storming clear of his Champions Mile-winning stablemate Dan Excel in 6.0f 6.0f 6.0f 6.0f 9.5f 8.0f 8.0f 7.0f 12.0f 6.0f 6.0f 8.0f

Captain of All (SAF) Contador (SAF) Happy Valentine (SAF) Via Africa (SAF) Jet Explorer (SAF) Vercingetorix (SAF) Festival of Fire (SAF) Beach Beauty (SAF) True Master (SAF) Wheredowego (SAF) Flash Drive (SAF) Readytogorightnow (AUS)

she made all on her first try at beyond 5f to lift the SA Fillies Sprint in some comfort. The other three features on Scottsville’s Super Saturday were won by trainers enhancing already excellent records at this meeting. Contador won

the Cup. Ed Dunlop’s globetrotting Red Cadeaux found the 1m2f trip too sharp and finished eighth, three places behind Jane Chapple-Hyam’s Mull Of Killough. Lucky Nine, who was once known 3 4 3 4 5 4 4 6 4 3 3 4


Captain Al (SAF) Var (USA) Silvano (GER) Var (USA) Jet Master (SAF) Silvano (GER) Kahal (GB) Dynasty (SAF) Jet Master (SAF) Captain Al (SAF) Jay Peg (SAF) More Than Ready (USA)

as Luck Or Design when stabled with Andrew Oliver in Ireland, took the Sprint with Edward Lynam’s Irish raider Balmont Mast finishing well to only miss out on second in a three-way photo.

Serious Side (SAF) Fine Wood (SAF) Happy Ever After (SAF) Bump 'n Grind (SAF) Polar Star (SAF) National Vixen (SAF) Fuel The Fire (SAF) Sun Coast (SAF) Bushra (SAF) Pin Number (SAF) La Sirenne (SAF) Storm Fronts (AUS)

the Golden Horse Sprint to give Via Africa’s sire, the former Clive Brittaintrained Var, a big double and trainer Charles Laird his eighth Super Saturday top-level success. Captain Of All provided Dennis Drier with his third success in the last

Fard (IRE) Fort Wood (USA) National Assembly (CAN) Qui Danzig (USA) Icelander National Assembly (CAN) Russian Revival (USA) Capture Him (USA) Badger Land (USA) Fort Wood (USA) Captain Al (SAF) Hurricane Sky (AUS)

four runnings of the Tsogo Sun Medallion for juvenile colts, whilst the Vaughan Marshall-trained Happy Valentine had more than three lengths to spare at the end of the showpiece for juvenile fillies, the Allan Robertson Championship.

IKC Fonder Pramms Memorial


Plantagenet (SPA)



Trade Fair (GB)

Crafty Buzz (USA)

Crafty Prospector (USA)

Metropolitan Handicap Acorn Stakes Gamely Stakes Ogden Phipps Handicap Preakness Stakes Sands Point Stakes Sheepshead Bay Stakes American Handicap

8.0f 8.0f 9.0f 8.5f 9.5f 8.5f 11.0f 8.0f

Sahara Sky (USA) Midnight Lucky (USA) Marketing Mix (CAN) Tiz Miz Sue (USA) Oxbow (USA) Discreet Marq (USA) Tannery (IRE) Obviously (IRE)

5 3 5 6 3 3 4 5


Pleasant Tap (USA) Midnight Lute (USA) Medaglia d'Oro (USA) Tiznow (USA) Awesome Again (CAN) Discreet Cat (USA) Dylan Thomas (IRE) Choisir (AUS)

Seeking The Sky (USA) Citiview (USA) Instant Thought (USA) Sue's Good News (USA) Tizamazing (USA) To Marquet (USA) Danse Grecque (IRE) Leala (IRE)

Storm Cat (USA) Citidancer (USA) Kris S (USA) Woodman (USA) Cee's Tizzy (USA) Marquetry (USA) Sadler's Wells (USA) Montjeu (IRE)


>> 109

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Global Stakes Results >>

United States (cont) 18/05 G2 Dixie Stakes 18/05 G2 Vagrancy Handicap 18/05 G2 Marjorie L Everett Handicap 17/05 G2 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes 11/05 G2 Peter Pan Stakes 27/05 G3 Lone Star Park Handicap 27/05 G3 Winning Colors Stakes 27/05 G3 All American Stakes 27/05 G3 Los Angeles Handicap 25/05 G3 Arlington Classic Stakes 25/05 G3 Louisville Handicap 25/05 G3 Arlington Matron Stakes 25/05 G3 Hanshin Cup Stakes 18/05 G3 Maryland Sprint Handicap 18/05 G3 Gallorette Handicap 18/05 G3 Allaire du Pont Distaff Stakes 18/05 G3 Red Bank Stakes 17/05 G3 Pimlico Special Stakes 11/05 G3 Senorita Stakes

The 35-year wait for a US Triple Crown hero continues after the Kentucky Derby winner Orb, possibly inconvenienced by drawing the number one stall and so forced to race in traffic, could finish only fourth to Oxbow in the Preakness Stakes. Whereas the Derby had been run at a suicidal pace, here the early tempo was ridiculously slow, allowing the front-running Derby sixth Oxbow to crown the comeback of 50year-old jockey Gary Stevens while

9.0f 6.5f 8.5f 9.0f 9.0f 8.5f 6.0f 8.5f 6.0f 8.5f 12.0f 9.0f 8.0f 6.0f 8.5f 8.5f 8.0f 9.5f 8.0f

Skyring (USA) Glorious View (USA) Open Water (USA) Fiftyshadesofhay (USA) Freedom Child (USA) Master Rick (USA) Beat the Blues (USA) Summer Hit (USA) Comma To The Top (USA) General Election (USA) Dark Cove (USA) Imposing Grace (USA) Hogy (USA) Sage Valley (USA) Pianist (USA) Summer Applause (USA) Za Approval (USA) Last Gunfighter (USA) Charlie Em (GB)

4 4 4 3 3 4 6 4 5 3 6 4 4 4 4 4 5 4 3

giving fabled trainer D Wayne Lukas his sixth win in the race. Stevens again demonstrated that ‘age shall not weary them’ aboard Marketing Mix, who won him the Gamely Stakes fully 16 years after his previous triumph in this fillies’ event. Marketing Mix just got the better of a tremendous battle with Tiz Flirtatious on her first start since finishing second seven months previously in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf – a


English Channel (USA) Pleasant Tap (USA) Include (USA) Pulpit (USA) Malibu Moon (USA) Master Command (USA) Great Pyramid (IRE) Bertrando (USA) Bwana Charlie (USA) Harlan's Holiday (USA) Medaglia d'Oro (USA) Empire Maker (USA) Offlee Wild (USA) Discreet Cat (USA) More Than Ready (USA) Harlan's Holiday (USA) Ghostzapper (USA) First Samurai (USA) Kheleyf (USA)

Violet Lady (USA) Cayuga's Waters (USA) Biscayne Bay (USA) Quiet Kim (USA) Bandstand (USA) Whata Gem (USA) Imtheblues (USA) Mia F Eighteen (USA) Maggies Storm (USA) Menekineko (USA) Crystal Cove (USA) Chao Praya (USA) Floy (USA) Ashwood C C (USA) Red Piano (USA) Summer Exhibition (USA) Win Approval (USA) Saratoga Cat (USA) Miss Meggy (GB)

contest that is her prime objective for 2013. Another admirable filly, Tiz Miz Sue, finally broke her Grade 1 duck at the seventh time of asking when taking advantage of a speed duel between Joyful Victory and Authenticity to land the Ogden Phipps Handicap. The form of the biggest race for three-year-old fillies, the Kentucky Oaks, is beginning to look strong after Midnight Lucky, a well beaten fifth in

Seattle Slew (USA) Langfuhr (CAN) A P Indy (USA) Real Quiet (USA) Deputy Minister (CAN) Maria's Mon (USA) Pentelicus (USA) Tough Knight (USA) Stormy Atlantic (USA) Kingmambo (USA) Kris S (USA) Gold Legend (USA) Petionville (USA) Cryptoclearance (USA) Red Ransom (USA) Royal Academy (USA) With Approval (CAN) Sir Cat (USA) Pivotal (GB)

the Oaks, beat the Oaks seventh, Close Hatches, by more than six lengths in the Acorn Stakes. Among the older horses, Sahara Sky made up for getting going too late when second in the Carter Handicap seven weeks earlier by catching Cross Traffic right on the wire in the Met Mile. Last year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic third Flat Out suffered traffic problems and again had to make do with the minor place berth.

Leading global sires by stakes winners Horse




Exceed And Excel Dubawi Giant’s Causeway Jet Master More Than Ready Oratorio O’Reilly Redoute’s Choice Commands Deep Impact Choisir Galileo King Kamehameha Kitten’s Joy Medaglia d’Oro

2000 2002 1997 1994 1997 2002 1993 1996 1996 2002 1999 1998 2001 2001 1999

Danehill Dubai Millennium Storm Cat Rakeen Southern Halo Danehill Last Tycoon Danehill Danehill Sunday Silence Danehill Dancer Sadler's Wells Kingmambo El Prado El Prado


BTH BTW GH GW 24 26 26 19 26 16 21 23 17 22 18 24 15 16 19

16 13 12 12 12 12 11 11 10 10 9 9 9 9 9

11 15 16 11 15 6 10 14 8 18 8 17 7 13 11

9 8 8 7 8 4 5 6 3 10 5 7 4 3 5

In the two months since this table was last published, Darley’s Newmarketbased Exceed And Excel has maintained his momentum and increased his lead in Black Type Winners from one to three. Exceed And Excel is one of four in the list by Danehill, while Choisir is by Danehill Dancer, which is a remarkable comment on the influence of their forebear. Giant’s Causeway always features in this title race and has zipped up the

table, with 26 Black Type Horses and 12 BTWs against 12 and four respectively last time. More Than Ready has done better than any though. The Vinery Stud stallion wasn’t even in the top 18 in April but is now joint-leader in BTHs, with recent Group or Grade 3 winners in Australia, France, South Africa and the USA. More The Ready has had two scorers at the highest level this year, More Than Sacred and Verrazano.

Leading sires 2013 by percentage of stakes winners to runners Name

Dubawi Duke of Marmalade Galileo Oratorio Montjeu Dark Angel Teofilo Dansili Peintre Celebre Pivotal Dutch Art Motivator Mujahid Dalakhani Cape Cross Red Clubs Authorized Shamardal Invincible Spirit King’s Best Big Shuffle Oasis Dream Refuse To Bend Dubai Destination Muhtathir Singspiel Slickly Danehill Dancer Rock Of Gibraltar


2002 2004 1998 2002 1996 2005 2004 1996 1994 1993 2004 2002 1996 2000 1994 2003 2004 2002 1997 1997 1984 2000 2000 1999 1995 1992 1996 1993 1999 Holy Roman Emperor 2004 Azamour 2001








Earnings (£)



Dubai Millennium Danehill Sadler's Wells Danehill Sadler's Wells Acclamation Galileo Danehill Nureyev Polar Falcon Medicean Montjeu Danzig Darshaan Green Desert Red Ransom Montjeu Giant's Causeway Green Desert Kingmambo Super Concorde Green Desert Sadler's Wells Kingmambo Elmaamul In The Wings Linamix Danehill Danehill Danehill Night Shift

79 55 147 164 91 71 95 123 52 138 86 86 64 107 145 73 74 113 152 114 80 167 130 89 94 96 97 146 146 149 50

31 16 46 49 24 25 31 43 13 38 22 33 26 27 45 18 18 38 44 18 24 43 43 28 26 28 20 43 41 37 18

39.2 29.1 31.3 29.9 26.4 35.2 32.6 35.0 25.0 27.5 25.6 38.4 40.6 25.2 31.0 24.7 24.3 33.6 29.0 15.8 30.0 25.8 33.1 31.5 27.7 29.2 20.6 29.5 28.1 24.8 36.0

36 21 56 70 31 35 41 57 15 46 31 40 37 29 54 32 23 45 63 24 29 56 61 39 34 31 25 47 50 51 22

9.8 9.5 11.0 8.8 11.4 7.5 9.6 10.1 9.7 7.6 7.2 10.5 8.8 10.4 9.2 6.8 10.9 7.8 7.5 9.2 8.3 8.5 8.9 8.9 9.5 10.4 10.1 8.7 8.9 7.9 9.7

656,656 199,341 2,897,277 954,007 736,767 450,874 647,354 854,799 224,879 760,666 372,116 595,558 295,223 478,235 723,901 494,476 346,402 538,908 561,819 367,414 241,337 883,565 429,239 438,052 616,185 377,895 514,441 754,114 646,250 966,810 332,918

11 6 16 9 10 8 14 10 2 9 7 8 3 9 12 2 4 7 8 5 5 10 4 3 4 4 2 13 7 7 3

13.9 10.9 10.9 5.5 11.0 11.3 14.7 8.1 3.9 6.5 8.1 9.3 4.7 8.4 8.3 2.7 5.4 6.2 5.3 4.4 6.3 6.0 3.1 3.4 4.3 4.2 2.1 8.9 4.8 4.7 6.0



6 3 8 8 4 3 4 5 2 5 3 3 2 3 4 2 2 3 4 3 2 4 3 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 1

7.6 5.5 5.4 4.9 4.4 4.2 4.2 4.1 3.9 3.6 3.5 3.5 3.1 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.6 2.5 2.4 2.3 2.3 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.0 2.0

Magic Marmalade Dubawi produces the goods year in, year out, but the presence in second of Duke Of Marmalade is rather more noteworthy. The Coolmore stallion’s first crop is only three but he has had three stakes winners from 55 runners. The trio, all successful in Listed company, are Alive Alive Oh, Childa and Morning Frost. Duke Of Marmalade is by Danehill and so is Oratorio, whose arrival in South Africa has been followed by a fine season with three-time Group 1 winner Military Attack and top Italian colt Biz The Nurse leading the way. It is always good to see different names showing prominently and eight-year-old Dark Angel (based at Morristown Lattin) fits that category in sixth.


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Leading sires 2013 by earnings Name


Galileo New Approach

1998 2005 Holy Roman Emperor 2004 Oratorio 2002 Oasis Dream 2000 Dansili 1996 Monsun 1990 Pivotal 1993 Danehill Dancer 1993 Montjeu 1996 Cape Cross 1994 Dubawi 2002 Teofilo 2004 Rock Of Gibraltar 1999 Muhtathir 1995 Motivator 2002 Verglas 1994 Invincible Spirit 1997 Medicean 1997 Anabaa 1992 Shamardal 2002 Elusive City 2000 Slickly 1996 Manduro 2002 Aussie Rules 2003 Red Clubs 2003 Dalakhani 2000 Footstepsinthesand 2002 Acclamation 1999 Lawman 2004 Dark Angel 2005 Kheleyf 2001 Gold Away 1995 Dubai Destination 1999 Refuse To Bend 2000 Orpen 1996 High Chaparral 1999 Choisir 1999 Singspiel 1992 Dutch Art 2004 King's Best 1997 Kyllachy 1998 Hurricane Run 2002 Anabaa Blue 1998 Zamindar 1994 Authorized 2004 Stormy River 2003 Exceed And Excel 2000 Byron 2001 Indian Rocket 1994 Azamour 2001 Mizzen Mast 1998 Nayef 1998 One Cool Cat 2001 Giant's Causeway 1997 Mujahid 1996 Clodovil 2000 Dylan Thomas 2003 Layman 2002 Blu Air Force 1997 Country Reel 2000 Medecis 1999 Shirocco 2001







Earnings (£)



Sadler's Wells Galileo Danehill Danehill Green Desert Danehill Konigsstuhl Polar Falcon Danehill Sadler's Wells Green Desert Dubai Millennium Galileo Danehill Elmaamul Montjeu Highest Honor Green Desert Machiavellian Danzig Giant's Causeway Elusive Quality Linamix Monsun Danehill Red Ransom Darshaan Giant's Causeway Royal Applause Invincible Spirit Acclamation Green Desert Goldneyev Kingmambo Sadler's Wells Lure Sadler's Wells Danehill Dancer In The Wings Medicean Kingmambo Pivotal Montjeu Anabaa Gone West Montjeu Verglas Danehill Green Desert Indian Ridge Night Shift Cozzene Gulch Storm Cat Storm Cat Danzig Danehill Danehill Sunday Silence Sri Pekan Danzig Machiavellian Monsun

147 45 149 164 167 123 46 138 146 91 145 79 95 146 94 86 163 152 117 66 113 148 97 97 80 73 107 121 148 79 71 152 79 89 130 69 112 81 96 86 114 123 98 58 96 74 59 118 82 51 50 29 86 73 38 64 89 93 57 75 71 51 94

46 13 37 49 43 43 16 38 43 24 45 31 31 41 26 33 50 44 36 13 38 39 20 22 25 18 27 40 41 18 25 46 25 28 43 23 33 23 28 22 18 32 27 16 15 18 14 32 37 14 18 11 23 19 10 26 28 26 16 27 16 16 19

31.3 28.9 24.8 29.9 25.8 35.0 34.8 27.5 29.5 26.4 31.0 39.2 32.6 28.1 27.7 38.4 30.7 29.0 30.8 19.7 33.6 26.4 20.6 22.7 31.3 24.7 25.2 33.1 27.7 22.8 35.2 30.3 31.7 31.5 33.1 33.3 29.5 28.4 29.2 25.6 15.8 26.0 27.6 27.6 15.6 24.3 23.7 27.1 45.1 27.5 36.0 37.9 26.7 26.0 26.3 40.6 31.5 28.0 28.1 36.0 22.5 31.4 20.2

56 15 51 70 56 57 23 46 47 31 54 36 41 50 34 40 56 63 48 17 45 55 25 26 33 32 29 53 52 22 35 64 34 39 61 28 43 29 31 31 24 39 32 20 16 23 19 41 52 23 22 11 26 27 14 37 32 30 20 40 19 17 26

11.0 9.2 7.9 8.8 8.5 10.1 10.9 7.6 8.7 11.4 9.2 9.8 9.6 8.9 9.5 10.5 8.2 7.5 9.4 8.4 7.8 7.4 10.1 10.2 10.2 6.8 10.4 7.5 7.1 8.1 7.5 7.1 10.0 8.9 8.9 8.2 10.3 6.8 10.4 7.2 9.2 6.8 10.2 10.3 8.9 10.9 10.7 6.8 7.6 8.2 9.7 8.9 9.6 7.4 9.5 8.8 7.8 9.9 9.0 7.0 9.3 8.3 10.5

2,897,277 1,008,722 966,810 954,007 883,565 854,799 777,198 760,666 754,114 736,767 723,901 656,656 647,354 646,250 616,185 595,558 563,635 561,819 558,351 541,280 538,908 533,465 514,441 511,904 507,002 494,476 478,235 468,825 468,469 461,424 450,874 443,178 439,922 438,052 429,239 414,088 402,149 380,717 377,895 372,116 367,414 355,224 352,730 351,292 350,706 346,402 340,838 336,067 335,214 334,266 332,918 332,788 320,388 316,060 308,790 295,223 292,106 287,985 286,644 285,628 284,747 273,803 272,845

16 6 7 9 10 10 7 9 13 10 12 11 14 7 4 8 6 8 3 3 7 6 2 5 2 2 9 2 2 4 8 4 0 3 4 1 6 2 4 7 5 3 3 1 3 4 3 3 5 1 3 2 5 2 3 3 3 2 1 1 2 1 1

10.9 13.3 4.7 5.5 6.0 8.1 15.2 6.5 8.9 11.0 8.3 13.9 14.7 4.8 4.3 9.3 3.7 5.3 2.6 4.6 6.2 4.1 2.1 5.2 2.5 2.7 8.4 1.7 1.4 5.1 11.3 2.6 0.0 3.4 3.1 1.5 5.4 2.5 4.2 8.1 4.4 2.4 3.1 1.7 3.1 5.4 5.1 2.5 6.1 2.0 6.0 6.9 5.8 2.7 7.9 4.7 3.4 2.2 1.8 1.3 2.8 2.0 1.1


8 3 3 8 4 5 6 5 3 4 4 6 4 3 2 3 1 4 1 1 3 0 2 1 0 2 3 2 1 1 3 1 0 2 3 1 2 1 2 3 3 1 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 3 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 1


5.4 6.7 2.0 4.9 2.4 4.1 13.0 3.6 2.1 4.4 2.8 7.6 4.2 2.1 2.1 3.5 0.6 2.6 0.9 1.5 2.7 0.0 2.1 1.0 0.0 2.7 2.8 1.7 0.7 1.3 4.2 0.7 0.0 2.3 2.3 1.5 1.8 1.2 2.1 3.5 2.6 0.8 1.0 1.7 0.0 2.7 1.7 0.9 0.0 0.0 2.0 6.9 1.2 1.4 7.9 3.1 1.1 1.1 1.8 1.3 0.0 0.0 1.1

New may approach Galileo in the future judged on first crop Galileo’s dominance has become ever more obvious this month, with Ruler Of The World, Intello and Magician all hitting the mark in Classics and all having the potential to garner more big prizes. Nothing has a chance of catching him but New Approach may pose a major threat in time judged on the way his first crop is doing. Dawn Approach is the star and although he blotted his copybook at Epsom, Talent’s victory in the Oaks and Libertarian’s second place in the Derby meant it was a splendid meeting for the sire. New Approach has had fewer runners than any of the other sires in the top 50. That particular list is topped by Oasis Dream but Oratorio and Verglas are right behind him. The best percentages for winners to runners with at least 50 representing them are held by Byron (45.1%), Mujahid (40.6%), Dubawi (39.2%), Motivator (38.4%), Azamour (36%), Blu Air Force (36%), Dark Angel (35.2%) and Dansili (35%). Byron, an influence for speed, stands at Woodlands Stud in County Galway for a private fee. His record this year is admirable and Gordon Lord Byron and Professor confirm he can get stakes horses as well as a lot of lesser winners. Byron is by Green Desert and for the record, only three of the top 15 (Monsun, Dubawi and Muhtathir) are not descendants of Northern Dancer.

Leading sires of two-year-olds 2013 by earnings Name

Kheleyf Pastoral Pursuits Deportivo Kodiac


2001 2001 2000 2001 Holy Roman Emperor 2004 Iffraaj 2001 *Red Rocks 2003 *Dandy Man 2003 Orpen 1996 Chineur 2001 *Mastercraftsman 2006 Elusive City 2000 Footstepsinthesand 2002 Oasis Dream 2000 Camacho 2002 Blu Air Force 1997 Bahamian Bounty 1994 Excellent Art 2004 *Intense Focus 2006







Earnings (£)

Green Desert Bahamian Bounty Night Shift Danehill Danehill Zafonic Galileo Mozart Lure Fasliyev Danehill Dancer Elusive Quality Giant's Causeway Green Desert Danehill Sri Pekan Cadeaux Genereux Pivotal Giant's Causeway

19 24 13 25 25 19 18 21 8 9 10 9 16 8 18 14 18 11 19

9 6 2 9 4 4 4 8 5 2 4 5 5 3 4 6 6 2 5

47.4 25.0 15.4 36.0 16.0 21.1 22.2 38.1 62.5 22.2 40.0 55.6 31.3 37.5 22.2 42.9 33.3 18.2 26.3

10 9 2 11 5 6 5 8 5 3 7 6 5 4 5 7 7 3 5

5.3 5.1 5.5 5.0 5.2 5.1 5.0 5.2 5.2 4.9 5.5 5.2 5.5 5.7 5.0 5.2 5.0 5.7 5.6

70,985 69,867 68,739 67,827 66,842 65,265 62,187 61,071 60,859 59,796 58,940 58,261 56,584 54,640 53,386 51,767 44,393 44,226 44,146

Top horse

Maremmadiavola Ventura Mist Larra Chope Quatuor Atlantic City Muharaaj Crissolo Fine ‘n Dandy Aventure Love Pengabelot Pablosky Zylpha Fast In The Wind Coach House Beldale Memory Tale Hitchcock Mick's Yer Man Nisharora Heart Focus

Earned (£)

21,007 20,826 21,951 16,735 24,837 24,797 15,041 9,827 15,041 19,919 31,707 13,740 10,537 36,902 22,916 8,471 14,232 18,293 11,402

Kheleyf ratio superb Dandy Man is going great guns among the freshmen, with more runners and winners than any of his rivals, headed by Intense Focus. He is not quite the leader overall, with Kheleyf and Kodiac both one ahead of him on nine; the former’s winners-to-runners ratio of almost one in two is superb. Holy Roman Emperor is high in number of runners but the 25 have produced only four scorers.

*First-season sire, all statistics to June 2



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July 11, 1989 Chimes Of Freedom and Dead Certain produce a stirring finish to the Cherry Hinton Stakes on the July Course






1 Chimes Of Freedom – Steve Cauthen 2 Dead Certain – Ray Cochrane 3 Performing Arts – Willie Carson 4 Please Believe Me – Pat Eddery



s the leading trainer at Royal Ascot, with an incredible 75 winners, Sir Henry Cecil was always going to be sorely missed this year, but the loss of the legend will be felt just as keenly at Newmarket’s July meeting. Of all Cecil’s successful partnerships with jockeys, it is perhaps that with Steve Cauthen that was most formidable, and the image above is one of numerous big-race triumphs they shared. Stavros Niarchos’s Chimes Of Freedom would go on to win two Group 1s for the Cecil/Cauthen combination, with the victory here in the then Group 3 Cherry Hinton Stakes indicative of her talent and toughness –

qualities Cecil had in spades – as she had to battle hard to justify odds of 4-9 to short-head Dead Certain. The runner-up, ridden by Ray Cochrane, now Frankie Dettori’s agent, was trained by David Elsworth, who 24 years later is still going strong, and the subject of a major interview in this edition. Dead Certain would herself go on to Group 1 glory, gaining revenge over Chimes Of Freedom in the Cheveley Park Stakes later that season. Cecil’s horse would later produce two Group 1 winners in Aldebaran – whom he trained initially – and Good Journey. That, of course, is exactly what Cecil enjoyed through his long and distinguished career as a trainer. THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER

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