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Qatar stars Can Treve and Dettori capture Arc glory for the Al Thani family?


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Qatar stars Can Treve and Dettori capture Arc glory for the Al Thani family?


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hen John Gosden talks, people listen. And if they don’t, they should. The champion trainer is rarely found wanting in the good sense stakes and this month’s exclusive interview finds the Newmarket man in fine form. Having argued that British Flat racing needed a proper finale – including in this magazine exactly four years ago – you might have thought Gosden would be thrilled with the introduction of Champions’ Day in 2011. And you’d be half right. While stating that the Ascot raceday is a “fantastic concept”, he feels the current mid-October date comes too late in a long season, when ground conditions are more unpredictable, and would rather the day moved back in the calendar to the first week in September. If only it were that simple. There was plenty of political manoeuvring required just to get Champions’ Day off the ground. Funding matters aside, our friends on the European Pattern Committee – namely the French – were concerned about the impact this new event would have on their races, primarily Arc weekend in early October. Now Britain’s richest raceday, graced for the last two years by the mighty Frankel, sits, somewhat uncomfortably, in a slot between the Arc and Breeders’ Cup in the international calendar. The announcement that Ireland will stage its own champions’ weekend in 2014 during mid-September has all but ended any hopes of a switch to an earlier date. Which is potentially fatal, according to Gosden. “Our Champions’ Day now comes very much as an afterthought from a trainer’s perspective,” he explains. “In the first year we had nice ground but last year it was heavy. And of course, it makes it impossible to go to the Breeders’ Cup. “I live in fear that Champions’ Day, fabulous concept though it is, is going to be sunk by the traditional lateautumn climate of the UK. It is a very dangerous date but I’m not sure there’s an easy solution to it.”

Yet Gosden has a potential solution, albeit one that would cause major ructions throughout the wider industry. “In the end we are asking a bigger question,” the trainer says. “Would we be prepared to break out of the Pattern? It is nearly 40 years old and I rather think it belongs to a bygone era. It’s probably got a bit overblown now. “There’s no doubt Britain has lost out. France stole a march on us when they moved all those Group 1 races to Arc day, in the process creating the European Breeder’s Cup. We then moved the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes back three weeks. Everyone knows in their heart it’s the wrong date.” The question being asked, in effect, is whether Britain should be able to stage its major races whenever it wants, regardless of what is happening elsewhere. Such a move would be a brave call indeed, yet Gosden is not floating the idea purely for the sake of it. Yes, he believes we have a brilliant product, however it is not being allowed to realise its full potential – like owning a Ferrari but only driving it during rush hour. Prize-money may not be an issue for anyone running on Champions’ Day, with over £3 million up for grabs, but it is certainly a big concern for those further down the ladder. Lambourn-based handler Stan Moore has developed his own method of combating declining purses – he’s racing in France instead. In this month’s Continental Tales (pages 28-29), Moore explains how his 217 runners in Britain have earned prize-money of around £90,000, while 17 horses sent over the Channel collected almost £78,000. “It’s a shame I have to do it,” he says, “but British racing is the best in the world with the least reward. “The stabling in Deauville was good, they looked after us well and the owners who went out really enjoyed it. I’m sure they would have no qualms about going back.” It seems France is always a step ahead of Blighty.

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RACHEL HOOD President Racehorse Owners Association

Enlightened Irish leave UK politicians in shade A government that is pro-active in helping the racing industry is essential


ulian Muscat’s fascinating article on Brian Kavanagh, Chief Executive of Horse Racing Ireland, in last month’s issue was a reminder of the difference in how the British and Irish governments view their respective horseracing industries. It also explains why Irish racing, despite the collapse in the general Irish economy five years ago, has been able to claw its way back to a state of relative prosperity. British racing could not, unfortunately, simply adopt the Irish way of doing things to enjoy similar prosperity in terms of prize-money and the quality of the race programme. As Brian reminds us, the strong part played by agriculture and by bloodstock breeding in the overall Irish economy means their government attaches a much greater level of importance to horseracing. In contrast, the British government just takes our racing industry for granted. While Ireland, like Britain, allows off-course bookmakers to flourish, they have a very different system to facilitate the flow of money from the betting industry to racing. The function that our levy performs here is absorbed by the Irish government which operates a turnover tax on bookmakers and in turn makes an annual grant to Irish racing. If money from betting falls short, this is topped up from central government funds and, combining this with revenues from media rights, means that HRI knows exactly what their annual budget will be. Significantly, the Irish government’s plans to extend that tax to offshore betting are already well developed and, when implemented, will produce more money for Irish racing. Contrast that with the British government’s proposed point-of-consumption tax. While this is greatly welcomed, none of the additional revenue is earmarked for British racing. The Irish system means it is much less beholden to the betting industry than we are. Rightly or wrongly, we treat the betting industry as our most important customer and

provide it with what they want, when they want – a policy that leads to a bloated fixture list with a surfeit of poor horses running for low prize-money. The foundation of such a system lies in the fact that racecourses in Britain claim to own most of their fixtures, though this has never been legally challenged. With media rights now playing such an important part in racecourse income, the more fixtures they have, the better it is for them financially. But along with this there is an equal incentive to keep prize-money as low as possible, because prize-money is a major cost to the racecourse. Horse Racing Ireland, on the other hand, benefits greatly from actually owning the fixtures. In this way they can control the number of fixtures and the quality of the race programme. It is a situation that has allowed them to stipulate that no race in Ireland is run for less than €7,000 and that there is no place for any horse rated below 44. The emphasis on quality, the article tells us, is so pronounced that 10% of all races run in Ireland carry prestigious black type. Against this, the British fixture list and race programme is moulded more by the demands of the betting industry than by what suits the horse population. A three-runner novice chase might, for example, be anathema to bookmakers but there are times when such an event is needed from a horse and trainer’s perspective. Listening to the wise words of Brian Kavanagh, there can be no mystery attached to why such a close and cooperative relationship exists between the Irish government and its racing and breeding industries. But we must do more than simply envy their position. For when we learn from Deloittes that the total economic input of British racing is £3.45bn, that direct and indirect industry employment is 82,500, and that racing generates tax contributions of £276m, we surely have the ammunition to show our government that British racing is important to this country too.

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RICHARD LANCASTER Chairman Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association

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he European yearling sales season has made a positive start and the industry must be encouraged as we head into eight days of sales at Tattersalls this month. The earlier yearling sales delivered strong results and created optimism for vendors. Of these, Doncaster’s Premier Sale, whose focus is undoubtedly on the two-yearold market, attracted a number of new buyers, whilst established purchasers also demonstrated an increased appetite for early maturing yearlings. Importantly, this sale posted increases in average and median prices as well as clearance rates. With fillies showing a great improvement in sales returns, this must be a positive signal to encourage breeders at least to maintain their broodmare numbers. Undoubtedly confidence is a key driver of the bloodstock market, and whilst I hesitate to confirm that the industry is turning a corner, the wider economy is signalling a return to growth and property prices are on the increase. Furthermore, we can also take heart from the fantastic start witnessed at Keeneland with averages back to pre-2008 levels. In spite of the positive upturn in sales prices, vendors’ support for the RPYBS remains strong. We cannot hide from the fact that breeders and vendors now have two self-help schemes. With the market showing increased returns, support for BOBIS, which importantly for TBA members includes breeders’ prizes, must surely be an obvious choice in the longer term. Proposals for the 2014 Scheme include increased central funding to match the £10K bonuses, the added possibility of prizes for placed horses, and a focus on further favourable treatment for fillies’ races. The significant financial contribution from the Levy Board sets BOBIS on a different level, with greater opportunities, which in 2014 includes 800 races. As the yearling market improves, BOBIS’s clever dual strategy will continue to incentivise both owners and vendors, as the returns generated reward all the contributors, whilst also delivering an increase in field sizes, a key indicator for the racing industry. Whilst I do not

want to get side-tracked by talk of concerns about the respective scheme overheads, both are, I believe, efficiently run, modest operations. So what about the other components our industry needs to secure to support the positive market indicators? I sincerely hope that the much promised prize-money agreements between the Horsemen’s Group and the racecourses soon materialise, and certainly in time to boost confidence at this month’s yearling sales. The minister has extended the levy determination to October 31 in the hope of a voluntary agreement, but our government appears to show little appetite to support racing on any front. Progress on the off-shore question, the levy determination and its replacement or improvement are all allegedly frustrated by threats of a cabinet reshuffle, changes in officials and stretched resources in DCMS. The BHA Chairman, Steve Harman, when he met with Louise Kemble and I recently, had a clear vision about government’s views on racing and its profile. I applaud the BHA’s political lobbying activities but ministers and officials continue to appear reluctant to help the second largest sport with an economic impact of £3.45 billion. I sincerely hope that the BHA, under its new Chairman, has a new political strategy up its sleeve. The TBA, armed with the information from the PwC Economic Impact Study, will be well placed to add support to racing’s political lobbying, and in doing so we want to underline our message that the TBA has a significant part to play in the wide range of issues managed by the BHA. Another recent meeting, this time with GBRI’s newly appointed International Executive, Carter Carnegie, encouraged Louise and I that Lucinda Hird’s appointment to the newly created post of Marketing and Communications Director for the TBA, will enable the TBA to compliment Carter’s role. Lucinda’s early brief will include a strategy to increase the TBA’s support for bloodstock marketing, as well as raising the profile of the Association.

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NEWS Stories from the racing world

Australia in total anabolic steroids ban New ‘zero tolerance policy’ will outlaw use of drugs on thoroughbreds in and out of training



ustralian racing has declared war on the use of anabolic steroids in the sport by announcing a total ban on their use, covering thoroughbreds in and out of training. The news came just a couple of weeks after the announcement by the Breeders’ Cup that they would not, after all, proceed towards banning lasix for all races in 2014 and instead revert to allowing the anti-bleeding medication in every contest, even the juvenile events. Australia has gone the other way in deciding to remove any lingering whiff of controversy over their previous policy, which stated that steroids were permitted for training purposes. A number of runners from the nation travel overseas to contest top races, such as Royal Ascot sprints, and while there has never been an Australian-trained horse test positive for a prohibited substance after racing in Britain, some still believe the country’s drugs policy bestows a possible unfair advantage in terms of steroids having a positive impact in the long run, even if there is no trace on raceday. The new rule, applied to all thoroughbreds aged six months and over, kicks in on May 1, 2014. Australian Racing Board Chief Executive Peter McGauran said: “The ARB has adopted a zero tolerance policy to the use of anabolic steroids in competition, training and spelling, and will institute heavy penalties for breaches.

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“The ban on anabolic steroids goes far beyond any other racing jurisdiction outside of Europe and was decided by the ARB Board after lengthy consideration of veterinary and scientific advice. “Foremost in the Board’s consideration was the need for absolute integrity and public confidence in racing. Although the use of steroids has greatly diminished over the years, to

Lissa Oliver’s Libyan award Freelance racing writer and author Lissa Oliver has been nominated for ‘Person of the Year’ in Libya following her work to help the fledgling racing industry in the North African country. Oliver, shortlisted for Journalist of the Year at last year’s HWPA Awards, has reported on Libyan racing and promoted the sport globally. She helped to save £1.8 million in administrative costs relating to computer software, for which she received public thanks from the Department of Agriculture in Libya. Libya is hoping to develop the sport of horseracing as it rebuilds after the Arab Spring and death of dictator Colonel Gaddafi. Oliver said: “I am deeply honoured to have been recognised in this way and it has


been a privilege and a pleasure to work with the Libyan Horsemen’s Association.” The award will be presented at a gala dinner in Tripoli on October 12. Lissa Oliver is the author of three novels

the point where they are rarely relied upon by trainers, the ARB believes it is in the best interests of the industry that they no longer be available for any purpose other than as a therapeutic treatment for young foals.” McGauran added: “The true spirit of competition means that no-one gets an unfair advantage, which anabolic steroids can confer in certain situations.”

Gosden: the Pattern is old and outdated Champion trainer John Gosden has raised the prospect of Britain leaving the European Pattern in order to hold Champions’ Day on a new date. The Newmarket handler, in an exclusive interview with Thoroughbred Owner & Breeder, says the current October slot is too late in the season and advocates the Flat racing finale switching to early September. Gosden says: “I live in fear that Champions’ Day, fabulous concept though it is, is going to get sunk by the traditional late-autumn climate of the UK. “In the end we are asking a bigger question: would we be prepared to break out of the Pattern? It is nearly 40 years old and I rather think it belongs to a bygone era. It’s probably got a bit overblown now.” For the full interview see page 41. THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER

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TBA recruits Lucinda Hird as Marketing Director

Lucinda Hird: equestrian passion

The Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association has appointed Lucinda Hird in the newly-created role of Communication and Marketing Director. Hird has worked in communications and marketing for eight years for companies such as L’Oreal and HSBC, while more recently she has helped the Hong Kong Jockey Club raise its profile and supported Olympic riders. TBA Chief Executive Louise Kemble said: “The TBA Board have long recognised the need to devote more resource to communicating the value of our work to our members and the wider racing community. “Lucinda has demonstrated that she has the key skills to support this ambition, whilst also

possessing a great passion for equestrian sports. Lucinda’s valuable contacts in the wider equestrian world will also provide the TBA with opportunities to expand its membership and develop important new relationships.” Lucinda Hird said: “I am delighted to be joining the Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association and playing a part in its contribution to the British thoroughbred breeding community. “The TBA has an esteemed reputation founded on a rich history and this is a great opportunity to build on this and take the Association’s brand to the next level, combining the best of tradition with innovation.”

Racing says farewell to legend Sir Henry Cecil


Ponsonby and Lady Howard de Walden, whose late husband owned and bred one of Cecil’s four Derby winners, Slip Anchor. Excerpts from various interviews with Cecil were broadcast in the cathedral, ending with the poignant but uplifting assertion from the trainer that “I have been

very lucky to have lived the life I have done, and I have loved every minute of it, every minute.” In appreciation of Cecil’s Scottish roots, a lone Scots Guard piper brought the ceremony to a haunting and moving conclusion.


The racing world gathered to pay its respects to Sir Henry Cecil at a memorial service at Ely Cathedral on September 15. Around 1,000 people packed into the trainer’s favourite building, which is visible on the flat fenland horizon from the top of Newmarket’s Warren Hill some 12 miles away. Lord Grimthorpe, so closely associated with Cecil particularly through the recent years of Frankel’s outstanding racing career, paid a personal tribute in which he described his patient approach to training. He said: “In fathoming Henry, you had to understand that his closest friends were his horses – and Frankel was the closest of them all. His maxim was ‘Let’s feel our way and let the horses tell us’.” Cecil’s youngest son, Jake, gave a heartfelt recollection of lessons and manners learned from his father and, with a nod to recent unsavoury events within the racing world, reminded the congregation of the innate honesty of one of the masters of the sport. “Dad’s purity meant that people believed in him,” he said. “He was the embodiment of honesty.” A strong representation of Newmarket trainers was enhanced by colleagues from farther afield, including John and Harry Dunlop, James Bethell, David Lanigan and Andrew Balding. Among those connected with Warren Place over the years in attendance were Sir Robert Ogden, Maria Niarchos and her Racing Manager Alan Cooper, the Duchesss of Bedford, Henry

Lady Cecil has taken over the licence at Warren Place stables in Newmarket


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Makfi set to bear fruit for Kiwi breeders upon breeders viewing the horse for the first time. His first yearlings head to the National Sales at Karaka in January and he looks assured of a great start judging by the quality of foals he has produced ‘down under’.”

Southern hemisphere mare owners are showing great faith in Makfi, who is currently heading an eight-strong roster of sires at Westbury Stud in New Zealand. Westbury’s general manager, Russell Warwick, told Tweenhills Times: “Makfi has returned to us in fantastic order once again, and is set to serve another star-studded line up of mares. They are arguably the best he has encountered in this part of the world, with the likes of four-time Group One winner Grand Archway, Group Two winners Irlanda and Sarajay, Group Three winner Rosa’s Spur, and Listed winners Dame Claire, Danasia, Illuminates, Smitten Kitten, and Zingo. In addition he is booked to cover the dams of Group One winners Xcellent, Historian, and Zabrasive.”

Makfi, a son of champion sire Dubawi, is not the only shuttler from Tweenhills Stud. His younger colleague Harbour Watch, by Acclamation, is currently on his first visit to Australia where he is covering mares at Emirates Park. Describing Westbury as “the home away from home” for the Tweenhills Stud sire, Russell added: “Makfi has returned to New Zealand this year as a mature stallion and he creates an immediate impression

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1st yearlings a hit in the ring Some excellent yearling sale results have more than confirmed the early promise shown by Makfi’s first foals, who appeared last year. At Arqana’s August Yearling Sale held in Deauville, ten youngsters from the sire’s first crop averaged €125,000 – headed by a €360,000 half-sister to multiple Group One winner Moonlight Cloud – while at DBS’s annual Premier Yearling Sale in Doncaster his two representatives – a colt and filly who became the sire’s first yearlings to be sold in Britain – achieved sums of £155,000 and £110,000. The higher sum was gained for the filly (pictured in DBS’s ring), who was knocked down to BBA Ireland’s Adrian Nicoll, while the colt was purchased by Angus Gold of Shadwell Estate.

During coming weeks Makfi has 16 yearlings catalogued in Book 1 of Tattersalls’ October Sale, 18 in Book 2 and five at Goffs’ Orby Sale.

“That gives us five in total – I’m pleased with the way things are going,” says David, although if he knew which lucky sires might join Tweenhills and grace the updated accommodation he was keeping quiet.

I was a 16-year-old college student when I saw a Tweenhills advert for work sitting-up with foaling mares. It sounded interesting, so I applied and landed the job. That was seven years ago. Describe the role During the foaling season, from January to the middle of May, I sit up six nights a week from 9.30pm to 6.30am. We watch closed-circuit televisions, and once it is obvious a foal is about to be born I call in Julie May, the foaling manager. I sleep during the day, drink lots of coffee and turn nocturnal. For the rest of the year I help around the stud.

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Spruced up, ready for a sire Builders, a familiar sight around the stud, have been concentrating their hammers, drills and trowels recently on the refurbishment of two stallion boxes.

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Mikhail Glinka Group 2-winning son of Galileo to stand for the consignor Darhorse at Krabcice in the Czech Republic, alongside Midships.

Baby Mix High class juvenile hurdler, now embarking on a novice chase career, is sent to Warren Greatrex having formerly been trained by Tom George.

Areion Leading sire in Germany returns to Gestut Evershorst having stood for the last three years at Gestut Auenquelle.

Overdose Known as the ‘Budapest Bullet’, the British-bred, Czech-based sprinter who won his first 14 races, including a Group 2 in Germany, is retired aged eight.

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John Deer’s triple Group 1 winner will retire to the Royal Studs when he starts his stallion career in 2014.

Stalwart for the Paul Deegan stable in Ireland, owned and bred by James Monaghan, is retired aged six, having won eight races including a Group 3.

Lethal Force Champion sprinter-elect, winner of this year’s Diamond Jubilee Stakes and July Cup, will retire at the end of the season to stand at Cheveley Park Stud.

Punjabi Raymond Tooth moves his 2009 Champion Hurdle winner, now a ten-yearold, from Nicky Henderson to David Pipe.

Joshua Tree Son of Montjeu, winner of last year’s Canadian International, will stand in France next year, at new stud Haras de Gastines near Chateaubriant.


Lando 23

Son of Green Desert whose best progeny at stud were multiple Group 1 winners Paco Boy, Mandesha and Bachir.

Won seven Group 1s, including the German Derby and Japan Cup, and sire of high-class performers Paolini, Epalo and Prince Flori.

PEOPLE OBITUARIES Michael Jeffrey 72 World-renowned equine artist, originally from New Zealand, whose commissions included paintings of Alleged, The Minstrel and Frankel.

Peggy Pacey 95 Breeder of 1983 Arkle Trophy winner Ryeman and popular chaser Mr Entertainer, winner of 12 races over fences in the 1990s.

John Daniell 91 Amateur jockey who twice won the Aintree Fox Hunters’ in the 1960s and was later a steward at Chepstow.


Direct Route 22 Top-class chaser for trainer Howard Johnson, winner of five Grade 1s including two Melling Chases and a Tingle Creek Chase.

Fastness 23 Dual winner of the Grade 1 Eddie Read Handicap at Del Mar, bred by Ballymacoll Stud, who started his career with David Smaga in France.

Indygo Shiner 15 Son of AP Indy, a regular shuttler between Kentucky and South America, dies at Haras Le Quebrada in Argentina, where he was a leading sire.

Testosterone 5 Daughter of Dansili, a Group 2 winner in France, later purchased by Nurlan Bizakov and trained by Ed Dunlop, for whom she won a Listed race.

Clan Royal 18 Aintree regular for trainer Jonjo O’Neill and owner JP McManus, placed twice in the Grand National from four attempts and winner of a Topham and Becher Chase.


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Ventura Mist


Winner of the Listed Ascendant Stakes, 2013

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The British Owners and Breeders Incentive


Scheme (BOBIS) hit a landmark of 100 winners for the season in early September with the hugely impressive victory of Radiator in the Class 5 fillies’ maiden at Lingfield. Radiator was fully qualified for

impressive in winning her maiden at


Banks Hill, Intercontinental, Cacique


her debut N at Goodwood, Radiator lived




Group 3 winner Amazing Maria on

... A

from the stellar family of Dansili,

... A

race mare Heat Haze, Radiator hails

Radiator could not have been more Lingfield. Fifth behind the subsequent

winners Kingman and Joyeuse. A daughter of Dubawi out of the top




season with the subsequent Pattern



has also enjoyed BOBIS success this



Juddmonte Farms operation, which



BOBIS by Prince Khalid Abdullah’s

T scoring D pedigree up to her regal Nwhen C by 15 lengths.


and Champs Elysees. As both the owner and breeder of

Registrations are now being taken

the filly, Juddmonte received 90%

for this year’s foal crop at a cost of

of the £6,000 BOBIS prize, with

£150, while breeders have until the

the remaining prize money shared

end of the year to also register their

between the winning trainer Sir

yearlings at a cost of £250. Horses

Michael Stoute, his stable staff, and

must then be fully qualified for the

jockey Ryan Moore.

scheme as two-year-olds for £275.


A day later, Clive Cox’s Shankly took the eye when overcoming a smart field to win a Class 4 novice contest at Salisbury, coming from off the pace to


win easily. The son of Monsun, bred and owned by Dominic Burke, is bred to stay much further being out of the Listed

Buyers have plenty of opportunity

All horses by a British-based sire

to purchase a BOBIS registered lot

or out of a British-based mare are

at the yearling sales this autumn.

eligible to be qualified for BOBIS.

All registered lots at the major

Breeders have until December 31st

British and Irish sales are marked

to register yearlings at a cost of

in the catalogue with the BOBIS

£275, while owners will be invited

logo. A registered lot will require

to fully qualify their horses by

a payment of £275 from the racing

paying a £275 nomination fee from

owner to fully qualify it to win

February 1st 2014.

BOBIS prizes at two and three.

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Lingfield Oaks winner Miracle Seeker. Lightning Thunder landed her first BOBIS prize for Olly Stevens at Newbury in mid-August , and followed up well in a Class 2 conditions at Doncaster during the St Leger festival. The Dutch Art filly looks destined to step up in class again, and can add further shine to the smart record of her family in the future.

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Congratulations to all the connections of this month’s £6,000 BOBIS winners: Simple Magic

See The Sun

Dance Bid


Pyjama Day

Deeds Not Words

Truth Or Dare


Lyn Valley

Remember (twice)



God Willing



Barley Mow



Blithe Spirit

Veiled Intrigue


Lightning Thunder

Stars Over The Sea

Coral Mist



Evening Attire

Lyn Valley

Rural Celebration

Day Of Conquest


Emef Diamond

Morning Post

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LIGHT RELIEF Twelve months after Camelot’s bid for the Triple Crown ended in defeat at Doncaster, Leading Light provided his Coolmore owners and trainer Aidan O’Brien with St Leger joy in the hands of Joseph O’Brien, seeing off Oaks heroine Talent by a length and a quarter, with dual Derby-placed Galileo Rock back in third Photos George Selwyn

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JAPAN’S TIME TO SHINE They’ve come close to winning the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe before but success in the Autumn showpiece has so far eluded Japanese-trained horses. Judged on the results from September’s trials day, with last year’s runner-up Orfevre (left) and Kizuna (above, nearside) landing the Prix Foy and Prix Niel, this could be the year when Japan finally captures the world-famous contest

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Tony Morris A traditionalist I may be, but racing on Good Friday gets my vote, provided it is of high quality – and for those who believe Christmas Day will remain sacrosanct, I beg to differ




was 11 years old when I bought my first book on racing. It was Easter 1956, I wanted some reading matter for a long train journey, and the station bookstall at Exeter Central had nothing on football to offer me. It was, of course, the wrong time of year for such an item, so my shilling was invested in what for me represented a novelty – the News Chronicle Racing Annual. By the time I reached my destination, having devoured that slim volume from cover to cover, I had acquired a new passion. I had neither the means nor the desire to become a punter, so Captain Heath’s Twelve to Follow was not something I spent much time over, but there were features on jockeys that sparked my interest, and the section on winners of principal races really grabbed me. This was clearly a sport whose season was punctuated by an extensive list of major events and they took place every year, many of them steeped in history. Cricket had history – 70-odd years of Test matches, but there were only five of them each summer. Football had been going for 80-odd years, but it was only the Cup Final – a oncea-year occasion – that mattered much to me beyond following the fortunes of my local club. Was there more to tennis than Wimbledon? If there was, it had passed me by. I quite liked boxing, but there was no pattern to it. Big fights came along irregularly and I’d found no subject for hero-worship. Racing, it seemed to me, had a lot to offer – so many courses, all with different characteristics, and an ordered programme of events that had evidently stood the test of time. That was what fascinated me above all else, the fact that so many races had been staged, year on year, for decades, some of them for centuries. That continuity meant they had to matter. In five or six hours of that rail journey I had not just become a racing fan; I was already a traditionalist. It was 1958 before I got around to actually setting foot on a racecourse, but by then most of the proceeds of my paper round had been routinely committed to acquiring further

Friday’s good: ARC Managing Director Tony Kelly and Chairman Michael Howard

volumes on racing, and what had grabbed my attention on day one still dominated. It was the history of the sport that I focussed on and I was probably the only 13-year-old in the country who had memorised the names of all the Derby winners since Diomed won the first in 1780. That probably made me the archtraditionalist, and 55 years later that is still my usual standpoint. (And, yes, I can still recite the names of all the Derby winners since 1780, though, ironically, I might stumble over some of the more recent ones, heroes of races I’ve actually witnessed.) I have registered many objections – all of them futile, of course – to changes made to historical races both at home and overseas, deploring the reduction in distance of numerous high-profile events in North America and of the Prix du Jockey-Club in France. And I’m still not about to forgive those who removed the Champion Stakes from Newmarket and turned it into something completely different at Ascot. But none of that means I don’t ever support change. When a number of prominent trainers

– Noel Murless included – railed against the introduction of starting stalls, I was in the ‘pro’ camp. I castigated the Jockey Club for denying women a licence to train, was supportive of the campaign to allow female riders, and rejoiced when those barriers came down. I was a keen advocate for all-weather racing – perhaps a bit too keen, given that I anticipated far better quality sport on that surface than we have ever seen. And I was a strong proponent of Sunday racing long before it was finally sanctioned. It is hard to imagine now that no on-course betting was allowed when it was introduced in 1992, and that it was 1995 before a Sunday fixture could be held on the same terms as a meeting on any other day of the week. In light of the fact that until last month nobody had ever seriously suggested there should be racing on Good Friday, I am not on record as having expressed an opinion on the subject, but I do so now. I can see no legitimate objection to the idea, and if Arena Racing Company is able to make a Lingfield Park meeting on that day a special occasion, then THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER

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jolly good luck to them. A run-of-the-mill meeting just to fill a blank day might be hard to justify, but a championship fixture as the culmination of a richly-endowed series of winter all-weather races – which is what ARC proposes – is a different matter altogether. The BHA has said that it will entertain applications for Good Friday fixtures, judging them on their merits, and if ARC can show it is able to deliver on its promise, the authority will surely have to look kindly on a scheme providing a substantial increase in prize-money in an area where it is sorely needed. Of course, there have been objections, one of them being that in recent years stables in Lambourn and Middleham have staged very popular open days on Good Friday. The proposed Lingfield fixture might well impact on the Lambourn event, and if Musselburgh were to be granted that date for its proposed mixed meeting, Middleham’s function might seem less of an attraction. But those open days do not have the force of long tradition and it is not as though alternative dates could not be found; there are plenty of Sundays that would serve their purpose equally well. After more than a decade without an open day Newmarket revived the event with great success last year on a September Sunday, and by the time you read this the 2013 event at HQ will no doubt have proved just as attractive. Nobody is obliged to go racing on any day and those who feel strongly that a Good Friday fixture is inappropriate will naturally exercise their option to stay away. That’s fair enough, but a race fixture does not deprive anyone of the opportunity to worship. My invariably wellinformed Racing Post colleague Bill Barber, when addressing the subject in a column last month, took a positive line on the proposal, but, at a tangent, was at pains to scotch any idea of racing on Christmas Day. “It won’t happen,” he wrote, quite unequivocally. Well, Bill, I’m happy to concede that we are not ready for that now and that it won’t happen in my lifetime, but I wouldn’t care to be quite so adamant that it’s never going to happen. I find it odd that whereas England has unquestionably become a far more secular society in the last half-century Christmas Day is kept more sacrosanct than it was then. League football used to be played on December 25, and it attracted large crowds, as was to be expected on a public holiday. In 1957 I was among the 6,774 at Plainmoor who saw my beloved Exeter City beat Torquay United 3-1 on Christmas Day. I was a bit too young to care in 1946 when the team recorded what remains its record away win – 6-1 at Brighton, also a December 25 fixture. Just why League football on Christmas Day became a no-no, I don’t know for sure, but I doubt that it was on religious grounds. I suspect it was all about the lack of public transport provided. Whereas there always used to be additional trains to cope with the demand, the service became depleted, then non-existent. I dare say transport workers wanted more money, or simply the time off, and the railway companies took what must have seemed an obvious decision. Then, as now, most football supporters travelled by public transport. Today’s typical racegoer is a motorist; lack of a rail service will have no effect, either on Good Friday next year or on Christmas Day in the future.



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Ross O’Sullivan and Katie Walsh scout for new talent at the sales

A partnership in every sense of the word Victory of He’s Our Man kick-starts trainer-jockey association for newlywed couple


n August Katie Walsh rode her first winner on the track for new husband Ross O’Sullivan, signalling the beginning of a partnership that could be the making of the rookie trainer this season. Walsh had been successfully teaming up with O’Sullivan in the point-to-point field, but had yet to score for the 31-year-old on the track until partnering stable star He’s Our Man to victory in a Flat race at Killarney’s August festival. The pair married in July and, while Walsh remains employed by her father Ted and also champion trainer Willie Mullins, O’Sullivan said that the connection they share and her input into his operation is vital to its progress. He said: “I have 20 horses here now and although there is definitely room for more I don’t want more. That is a nice number for now. I am still learning the ropes and getting the hang of things and I’d be lost without Katie. “She is brilliant. Yes, she is at her father’s every day and at Willie’s once or twice a week to ride work, but she also rides work on the horses for me and on a daily basis we are able to bounce things off each other. “I can pose any question to her. We talk about horses all the time, throwing questions at each other. She’s not involved in the day-to-day running, but it is vital to have the level of support she can give through advice.” O’Sullivan quit the amateur riding ranks shortly after beginning his training career, opting not to follow in the footsteps of other trainer-riders like Tony Martin and Willie THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER

Mullins, who both continued to ride as amateurs for several seasons. He explained: “Denis Hogan is a brilliant example of someone who is capable of continuing to do both. He has done very well. I just felt that I wasn’t capable of it. “I thought I was an average rider who rode a few winners but was never at the top of any ranks. I felt that if I was going to give the training a proper go that continuing would be more of a disadvantage to me than an advantage. “I wanted to be able to say to owners that I could get them the best jockey available. That’s more attractive to an owner and Katie is another reason I didn’t continue riding as an amateur; it would have been an injustice to the horse and the owner putting myself up when Katie was there standing next to me. That made me make the decision to give up riding a lot quicker.”

Lift-off at Killarney O’Sullivan saddled his first three winners last term and He’s Our Man’s win at Killarney was his first of this summer, his third with a licence. Since he set up, his runners have amassed less than £50,000, highlighting the need for Walsh to continue making a separate living and for O’Sullivan to simultaneously run a point-topoint-focused buying and selling operation. He explained: “At the minute, training is so tough that you need the buying and selling on the side to survive. I would love to really give the training a good go and I hope it really takes off, but I am conscious that to be able to pay for

the two-horse box and make improvements to the yard, I need to keep selling horses.” His star sale to date is the Cheltenham bumper winner Down Ace, now with Fergal O’Brien in Britain having been sold at Cheltenham in January, and he is preparing four-year-olds for this point-to-point season. He added: “I would like to be able to keep them and improve the quality here, but that’s not possible at the moment. “Actually, if I won the Lotto tomorrow, the only thing that would change is that I would be able to afford more Flemensfirths and Presentings. I wouldn’t stop training. It inspires me and I love doing it.” The Kangley Syndicate’s He’s Our Man has now won four races for O’Sullivan and he is indebted to the eight-year-old for that. He stated: “It is good to see horses running well and getting placed, but when you are trying to make a name for yourself and starting out, the only thing that matters is winners. I don’t know whether it gives owners confidence in you or what, but that is all that counts. “He’s Our Man is the exact type of horse I am looking for when I go to buy three-year-olds. He’s very good-looking and athletic, with good size and, touch wood, he’s stayed sound. “I got great satisfaction out of him winning for Katie. Seeing the day-to-day work pay off like that, after all the disappointments, put a smile on my face that I couldn’t get rid of for days! He’s an absolute star and I hope there are plenty more days in him.” >>


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Promising young guns target British campaign “He gave me plenty of opportunities and a premier handicap winner at the Galway festival, but it has been quiet for me in Ireland this year and I wanted to try this. I’m grateful to Mr O’Meara for the opportunity. I really hope it works out.” James racked up a host of premier handicap wins after that initial success at

“It has been quiet

for me in Ireland this year and I wanted to try this. I really hope it works out” Galway with Almaas, including the Paddy Power Sprint at the Irish Derby meeting on Six Of Hearts, but his biggest win came on Barry Connell’s Minsk in the Irish Cesarewitch two years ago. The 24-year-old Curtis shared the Irish apprentice title with Joseph O’Brien and Gary Carroll three seasons ago, his first based with

Curragh trainer Oxx. However, he must compete with Declan McDonogh and Niall McCullagh and now Oxx’s team is set to be reduced by the withdrawal of several horses owned by the Aga Khan. Curtis will not move to Britain but has taken a second job riding for Alan Swinbank, also based in North Yorkshire. He said: “There isn’t racing every day in Ireland and it is hard over there at the moment. I was given the opportunity to ride for Mr Swinbank and couldn’t see any reason not to take it. He has a good few all-weather horses so I will be kept busy over the winter and I will continue to ride in Ireland too. “I want to keep everyone happy and figure you can never ride for enough trainers. I’m enjoying it all, though the days off aren’t that frequent.” Curtis is in his eighth season and on course for a winners total lower than the tally of 18 that he achieved in 2009. James is in his sixth season and has ridden just ten winners, after two terms with totals over 20. Gray is the rookie of the trio, in his fourth season and on course for a career-best. He has ridden nine winners already, with his previous high being last year’s 11.


Three of Ireland’s most promising young jockeys are set to become regulars on the allweather circuit in Britain this winter, as they go in search of greater opportunities. The limited schedule of racing in Ireland means that the top tier of riders on the Flat and over jumps take most of the spoils. The remainder of the opportunities tend to go to the lightest apprentices and conditionals, boasting 7lb and 10lb claims. Though Sam James, Shane Gray and Ben Curtis are attached to three high-powered stables in Kevin Prendergast, Tommy Stack and John Oxx, their diminishing – and in the case of Curtis lost – claiming allowances have thrown them off the radar this term. All are still under 25 and keen to resume the early progression they made. Curtis will retain his base in Ireland, but for 18-year-old Gray home is now in North Yorkshire at Kevin Ryan’s and for 22-year-old James it is nearby in Nawton, with up-andcoming handler David O’Meara. James, who hails from Pembrokeshire in Wales, said: “Mr Prendergast has been amazing to me. I moved to Ireland to work for him when I was 16, having only ever ridden hunters at home, and he taught me an awful lot.

Shane Gray (left) and Ben Curtis, both pictured at Carlisle, are seeking more opportunities than are available in Ireland



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Strecker streak what dreams are made of Libertarian and London Citizen make 2013 an annus mirabilis for Danish owner




Hubert Strecker (right) looks on as William Buick tells Karl Burke how he and Libertarian caused an upset in the Dante Stakes


he phrase ‘annus mirabilis’ might have been coined to describe the past 12 months in the racing life of Hubert Strecker, a 40-year-old Copenhagen resident with a passion for the Sport of Kings in general and British racing in particular. As the man himself puts it: “I am in a dream, which I hope I will never awake from.” His heart-warming experiences prove that, just occasionally, the small owner can really mix it with the big boys and come out on top. That is not to say that Strecker is a pauper, far from it. His family business runs a handful of restaurants, pubs and microbreweries in the Danish capital and is profitable enough to allow him the extravagance of four horses in training – three with Karl Burke in Middleham and one in America. However, when taking into account the size of the global racing industry, his small holding is utterly insignificant. In the very shallow waters of Danish racing, the Streckers made a sizeable splash during the latter stages of the 20th century, winning the Danish Derby on three occasions.


“My father Jorgen was the biggest racing fan that I have ever met and is the main reason for my love of the sport,” Strecker revealed. “Racing was his only true passion apart from his family.” “He never bought art, watches or cars but

“My father Jorgen

never bought art, watches or cars but instead spent his money on horses” instead spent his money on horses. When people suggested that if he bought a painting it would retain its value much better than a racehorse, he simply replied: ‘Things and stuff do not impress me, horses do’.”

When Jorgen died in 1994, the Strecker involvement in racing came off the rails. “My father owned horses in partnership with my uncle, who is more of a ‘winner takes all’ kind of guy,” Strecker recalled. “It is good when the horses win but if they lose the bills are yours, which led to the closing down of our family hobby in 2002, and unfortunately almost killed my passion for racing. “I did not go racing for some years but, through the internet, I started to watch it again and began dreaming about having horses. I decided that if I was going to do so it should be in England, as England has the best horses, the best racing and the most dedicated racegoers. “The dream was to come to Britain and hopefully one day have a good horse. Rather be a little fish in a big sea than influential in the pond,” he asserted. Which brings us to autumn 2012 and the beginning of a golden period for the tiny Strecker racing empire. His first great triumph came when Disko Dasko, a Burke-trained juvenile filly who had THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER

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Moore money found across the Channel

Lambourn-based trainer Stan Moore has been really making it pay in France during the summer, where his 17 runners have gleaned six claiming race victories, four seconds and only three finishes outside the top five prize money-paying places. In six weeks his horses collected £77,846 in France, compared to the £90,068 his 217 runners have pocketed in the UK since January 1. The 52-year-old former jockey enjoyed his finest hour on the other side of the Channel in 2009, when Total Gallery won the Prix de l’Abbaye at Longchamp. He also had a dry run for this mass raid on lower class races a couple of winters back, when he sent four horses all the way down to Cagnes-sur-Mer, but with only limited success. This time it has been different. “It takes a lot of organising and is not cheap, as it costs owners between £1,500 and £2,000 to get their horse over there,” Moore revealed. “The stabling in Deauville was all good, they looked after us really well and the owners who went out there really enjoyed it. I’m sure that they would have no qualms about going back. “It’s a shame that I have to do it but British racing is the best in the world with the least reward. If I win an ordinary maiden race at Kempton and then buy the owners a bottle of champagne in the bar afterwards at a cost of £65, that’s my percentage gone right there.”

is mainly a cultural thing, racing is not part of our culture. The English invented modern horseracing, the Danes invented handball!” Strecker has never paid more for a horse than the 40,000 guineas he forked out to acquire Libertarian at the 2012 Tattersalls Craven Breeze-Up Sale. “When I tell you how I got him you might rightly think that I am related to Hans Christian Andersen,” he joked. “When the sale was on I texted my friend and bloodstock agent, Lars Kelp, asking if he could find me a horse for Epsom. “His reply was, ‘Have you gone mad? Normally you want a meatball filly to try to win Queen Mary.’ Later another text came: ‘I have found him, but you can’t afford him.’ The rest is history.”


cost €10,000 as a yearling, made light of her status as the 40-1 outsider of the field to win the Listed Criterium de Vitesse at Longchamp just eight days after she had been well beaten in a maiden at lowly Le Croise Laroche. Strecker picked up a cool €48,125 in prizemoney and premiums and cashed in again just 24 hours later when Disko Dasko, who had been rushed back to the Tattersalls Sales ring, was sold for 75,000 guineas to continue her career in California. Emboldened by this windfall, Strecker did not bat an eyelid five months on when, following a sparkling Southwell gallop, Burke suggested the as-yet-unraced Libertarian should be supplemented for the Investec Derby at a cost of £8,000. This proved money well spent as, after a lowkey Pontefract maiden success and a rather higher-profile Dante Stakes triumph, Libertarian stormed up the Epsom straight to snatch second place behind Ruler Of The World in Britain’s biggest race. Libertarian was sold to Godolphin a few days later but Strecker still had one more ace to play in the form of another Burke inmate, London Citizen, a US$7,000 yearling purchase in 2011. He boasted the unspectacular credentials of one win from nine British starts when lining up for the Swedish Derby at Jagersro in Malmo in August, yet proved such a game front-runner that he held on for a distant second behind Hurricane Red to give Strecker a second Classic runner-up in little more than two months. Asked to compare the two experiences, Strecker stresses: “Racing in Scandinavia and England are worlds apart. Every Derby in the world is a copy of ‘The Derby’ – your Derby. “I had seen many Derbies on the television but had never been to Epsom myself, apart from in my dreams, before this year. Walking the track before the race was fantastic. The bends, right-handed, left-handed, the cambers, the steepness of Tattenham Corner – I had never imagined how difficult a track it is, how much it exposes the slightest injuries or quirks a horse may have. “When my father passed away, life was tough for a while and if I could bring him back down for a few hours, the Dante and the Derby would certainly be on the list. Happily, my mother was at Epsom. “The welcome my family and I have had at all the British courses we have visited has been beautiful. The kindness and politeness is extraordinary, and probably has roots in both your traditions and professionalism, but also that we are in the same club – passionate about horses and racing. “I would love to win a Swedish Derby and having been second with London Citizen is great, but to compare the two is impossible. It

Stan Moore: made his trip pay

None of Moore’s raiders have been eligible for the lucrative French owners premiums, although their trainer thinks that this has been a tangible benefit. “I have lost only one of my winners to a claim, and have friendly claimed one of the others,” he said. “But if they had been eligible for the premiums I reckon I would have lost them all.” Five of the six winners were ridden by Pascal Bary’s apprentice, Soufyane Moulin, whom Moore marks out as a young man with a bright future.

Quizzed about the potentially bittersweet decision to sell Libertarian, Strecker is philosophical, replying: “It was a difficult decision. But that said, if you do not own a stud you have to sell a majority of your horse eventually if you want him to have the best chance in his second career. “I was proud to sell him to Sheikh Mohammed, who in my view is the current member of the human race who has done most to promote the sport we love, and wish him all the best. In life I wish every man the best – bittersweet does not exist for me.” He added: “I will probably never have a horse like Libertarian again but as long as I live I will strive to come back to the edge, where the breath gets shorter and the heart beats faster – the Derby.”





An unbeaten Group 1 winner at 2, ARCANO smashed the Deauville 6 furlong ALL-AGE COURSE RECORD when defeating subsequent Classic winners Special Duty and Canford Cliffs in the Prix Morny. His exciting first crop yearlings are now set to take centre stage at the sales and their reviews so far have been most encouraging. Take your cue and be ready to act....


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by Steve Andersen

Dude’s chance to be number one



n the last two years, Game On Dude has entered the starting gate for the Breeders’ Cup Classic capable of securing an Eclipse Award as the Horse of the Year with a win. It was as close as he got to the title. A second to Drosselmeyer in the 2011 Classic at Churchill Downs led voters to give the Horse of the Year title to the four-yearold filly Havre de Grace. Last year, Game On Dude finished seventh in the Classic at Santa Anita. The Horse of the Year title went to the turf miler Wise Dan. This season, the six-year-old gelding is back atop the American older horse division, and the year could end more favourably. Unlike the previous two seasons, Game On Dude got through the first eight months of this year without losing, leaving trainer Bob Baffert and the partnership that owns the 13-time stakes winner hopeful that Game On Dude will have a perfect season, and be the undisputed champion for 2013. Their confidence was boosted when Game On Dude captured the $1 million Pacific Classic over ten furlongs at Del Mar on August 25 by eight and a half lengths, a record margin of victory for the race. “The stretch run was goose bumps stuff,” said co-owner Joe Torre, the former Manager of the New York Yankees. Game On Dude was fourth in the 2011 Pacific Classic and second in 2012. This year’s Pacific Classic was Game On Dude’s fifth win of the year, a span that includes wins in the Santa Anita Handicap and the Hollywood Gold Cup. For the Breeders’ Cup, Game On Dude will be treated with the anti-bleeder medication lasix, or furosemide, as will nearly all of the three-year-olds and older horses racing over the two days of championship-level races. This year, for the second consecutive year, two-year-olds in Breeders’ Cup races will not be treated with lasix, a policy that ends after this year. The Breeders’ Cup enacted a plan to abolish the use of lasix in juvenile races in 2012 and intended to broaden the restriction to races for all horses in 2013. However, earlier this year, the Breeders’ Cup reversed its decision regarding a ban of lasix in races for three-year-olds and older horses, but kept in place the restriction on the five two-


Game On Dude and Chantal Sutherland take second in the Breeders’ Cup Classic

“Game On Dude

will use lasix at the Breeders’ Cup, as will nearly all the nonjuvenile runners” year-olds events (the Juvenile, Juvenile Turf, Juvenile Fillies, Juvenile Fillies Turf and Juvenile Turf Sprint). In 2014, all horses will be permitted to race with lasix. The Breeders’ Cup relaxed its

policy after stating that no state governing body in America was close to banning the use of raceday medication, and that some horsemen’s organisations would not grant approval for simulcasting of the event if the ban on lasix was in place. Simulcasting of the Breeders’ Cup to other North American racetracks and off-track betting services provides the Breeders’ Cup with the bulk of its betting turnover for the two-day event. The Breeders’ Cup’s position has been the subject of significant debate in the United States and beyond. Some organisations of owners and breeders argued for a ban on lasix, while others, notably trainers, said the medication was vital for reducing the chances of bleeding from the lungs.



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by Stephen Howell

Can Jewel outshine Black Caviar? almost. Black Caviar is still winning. On September 1, the retired mare was named Victoria’s Racehorse of the Year for the third straight season. But as the Queen grazes with 25 unbeaten starts in her past and a first foal (by Exceed And Excel) in the future, the next equine monarch is being feted as a worthy successor, having won all nine of her races to date. Atlantic Jewel is a five-year-old bay mare by Fastnet Rock out of the Zabeel mare Regard. Her wins include three Group 1s, the third on August 31 in the Memsie Stakes at Caulfield against a field that included seven other Group 1 winners. She has been so sparingly raced simply because she has had two long breaks when injured; the first, of 24 weeks, came after she brilliantly won the Group 2 Wakeful Stakes at Flemington and the second, a 70-week absence, after taking the Group 1 All Aged Stakes at Randwick in April 2012. Atlantic Jewel is trained by Flemingtonbased Mark Kavanagh, no stranger to Group 1 success, with Shocking’s 2009 Melbourne Cup and Maldivian’s 2008 Cox Plate among his victories. He was emotional after the Memsie win, regarded as a marvellous training feat, and one endorsed as such by the man himself. He explained to Thoroughbred Owner & Breeder: “People see us get emotional and they don’t understand. You have a horse like this – these are oncein-a-lifetime horses – and, if you’ve nursed her back twice from career-threatening injury, it’s a pretty good feeling. “Each day for 70 weeks I had her at my farm and I’d see her each day, or every second day or whatever. That’s how much work’s been in progress to get her back. A pretty large rock, or weight, has been lifted off my shoulders. “A lot of people in the world were looking at us…Radio Dubai, people in England, everybody wanted to know how she was going, what she was doing. “It’s pretty easy: if she wins [first up] she’s a


champion; if she doesn’t I’ve messed up. You put pressure on yourself and the team around you to ensure you’ve got her back together and pinging on the day.” Asked if the mare received any special treatment in his stable, Kavanagh said: “I don’t drive her mad. All due respect, to have a horse like this, you can’t drive ’em mad. The temptation is to do that, to spoil her, to do this, that and the other, but we just made sure everything was pretty right with her. “And it was the same thing with bringing her back. You couldn’t pussyfoot, you had to do enough and she had to be ready to rumble.” Kavanagh is getting the first taste of what fellow Melbourne trainer Peter Moody experienced with Black Caviar. He said media interest had picked up but that there was probably no real interest outside of the sport pages. Asked if Europe, specifically the Royal Ascot meeting, had been discussed with the Coolmore owners, Kavanagh said: “No, it hasn’t been discussed; not with me, anyway.” Yet Coolmore’s Australian General Manager, Michael Kirwan, had suggested that the obvious mating for the mare would be with Galileo, who no longer shuttles, so a European racing-covering trip could be combined. The striking aspect of the Atlantic Jewel story has been her ability to win at a range of distances, from five and a half furlongs to a mile and a quarter. Her end-of-season target is the Cox Plate, over ten furlongs at Moonee Valley on October 26, although Kavanagh is unsure of her favourite trip. “Her best win was the Wakeful but that was against three-yearolds,” he said. “She’s had two open Group 1 wins, both at 1,400 metres (seven furlongs).” He added: “She can do Atlantic Jewel is things that I’ve never seen unbeaten in nine any other horse do in my races so far life before.”

“She can do things

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ORDER In just three years, the Al Thani family of Qatar have gone from unknowns to major players on the global racing stage, yet it is Britain that has seen the biggest boost to bloodstock Words Richard Griffiths • Photos George Selwyn


he 2010 breeze-up sales were not in themselves epoch-making events. The season was too saturated to be described as a categorical success and was zenithed by a 400,000gns top lot, Mayameen, who failed to win in four starts in a career that closed with a tenth of 11 at Dundalk. And yet… from little acorns can grow

something quite spectacular. A scattering of purchases at these sales by the bloodstock agent and stud owner David Redvers were explained at the time as being for a small syndicate of investors searching for goodvalue stallion opportunities. Of course they were. The names of some of these purchases might offer a clue, with the

Sheikh Joaan’s Treve and Frankie Dettori return after victory in the Prix Vermeille


glorious benefit of hindsight, as to what was about to unfold: Gold Pearl, Pearl Storm, Pearl Blue, Cadeaux Pearl. Anyone? Yes, although it was carefully unheralded and known to very few, a new and resourceful beast had entered the bloodstock jungle. Incredibly, it was only at Deauville in August that the true might of Redvers’s new client began to emerge. Even as he stood in the parade ring before the Prix Jacques le Marois – won, portentously, by Makfi – Sheikh Fahad bin Abdullah Al Thani cut a relatively low-key figure. Only his abundance of youth and sartorial style would have caught anyone’s attention. The night before, Redvers had no doubt felt a little confused as various agents came up to him in the Drakkar bar in Deauville’s town centre and congratulated him on his link with Sheikh Fahad, and quizzed him on the spurious rumours that were swirling around the Normandy seaside delight. How sincere they were amidst the heady atmosphere of free-flowing Heineken, cocktails and cigar smoke is a moot point. But the sense of something big unfolding was tangible. It became even more so when, barely a month later, rumours percolated that Classic winner Makfi was heading outside France for a stud career. And it wasn’t to Coolmore or Kildangan in Ireland, or Dalham Hall in Newmarket. His destination was Gloucestershire and Redvers’ Tweenhills Stud. Well, now. This was a very different proposition to buying allegedly untapped stallion prospects at the breeze-ups. Makfi is the founding symbol of the growth of Qatari involvement in European racing and THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER


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Clockwise from top: Sheikhs Joaan, Hamad and Fahad Al Thani have made a huge investment in racing and breeding since 2010

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The familiar silks of Pearl Bloodstock and Qatar Racing as carried by Dunaden (above) and Just The Judge (below), Group 1 winners for Sheikh Fahad and David Redvers (right)


breeding. While Sheikh Fahad was widely reported as the buyer, the son of Dubawi was, in fact, purchased by an investment company involving other family members, Sheikh Hamad and Sheikh Suhaim. But before we consider who all the Qatari owners are – and there are plenty of them – let’s just remind ourselves of where they come from. It’s important. Qatar, which has been ruled by the Al Thani family since the mid-19th century, has been named the world’s richest country by Forbes magazine, the influential business publication, for the last three years. It has achieved that status thanks to its reserves of oil and natural gas, possessing more than 15% of the world’s proven gas reserves. As well as winning, controversially, the bid for the 2022 football World Cup, Qatar investment has seen it become the biggest shareholders in Barclays Bank and Sainsbury’s, buy Harrods for a reported £1.5 billion in 2010 and develop Europe’s tallest building, the 310-metre Shard, by London Bridge. So you can understand that when the news broke that Makfi had been purchased by members of the Qatar ruling family, people got just a little bit excited.


Redvers recruited The purchase of Makfi occurred only eight months after Redvers had met Sheikh Fahad for the first time. The speculation has always been that Sheikh Fahad contacted an elite, high-brow concierge service which helps its members find tables at the best restaurants, or the right tailor, or puts them in touch with various professionals who might help them business-wise. In this case, Sheikh Fahad was reportedly looking for contact with someone who could help him dip his toe into the British racing scene. The search led to Redvers, who had already built up a reputation for picking up Group horses at small prices, such as Oaks runnerup Rising Cross, who he purchased in partnership as a foal for 10,500gns. The two men decided that they could indeed work with each other – the purchase of a Maserati for Sheikh Fahad to travel to the races was enviously noted – and the agreement was very much to start modestly and let the project grow with exponential enjoyment and success. It hardly needs stating they achieved their easy-going aim. On the racecourse, the Pearl Bloodstock colours have been carried by the likes of

2011 Cheveley Park Stakes winner Lightening Pearl and Melbourne and Caulfield Cups and Hong Kong Vase winner Dunaden. The former was bought by Redvers for €125,000 at Goffs, while Dunaden was a private purchase. Significantly, both were bought in the first year of Sheikh Fahad’s involvement and undoubtedly acted as the springboard to further investment. On the whole, though, Sheikh Fahad cannot really be described as a lavish spender. A scan of the 52 Pearl Bloodstock horses listed in training this year reveals an approach of prudence, not flamboyance. All bar a handful of the juveniles are trained by Olly Stevens at Peter Winkworth’s former base in Chiddingfold, Surrey. The most expensive yearling purchases in the yard are recent Doncaster winner Lightning Thunder, an 115,000gns Dutch Art filly bought by Redvers at this year’s Tattersalls breeze-ups. Elsewhere, Pearl Bloodstock has the $475,000 Pearl Spectre, purchased as a foal at Keeneland as part of the Edward Evans dispersal. Mikel Delzangles, meanwhile, has a €130,000 Nicobar juvenile in France. These are hardly headline-grabbing figures, but they tally with the stated Pearl Bloodstock THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER

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THE QATARIS This year, Sheikh Fahad has also bought Longholes Stud in Newmarket as a base for his expanding thoroughbred interests, not least as a walk-in option for his mares visiting Newmarket stallions. While Makfi and another stallion investment, Harbour Watch, will stay as they are at Tweenhills, the stud has been touted as a possible base for Dunaden if he takes up stallion duties. All in all, it’s a pretty significant footprint for a 24-year-old to make within just three years, especially considering Sheikh Fahad had no serious involvement in racing prior to becoming transfixed watching Channel 4 Racing during his business studies in London.

Big investment, big aims

aim of striving for success with (relatively) modestly-bought horses. Indeed, Stevens also trains 15 juveniles purchased for £30,000 or less. Pearl Bloodstock has, mind you, struck gold with private purchases such as the aforementioned Dunaden, running in French handicaps at the time they secured him. And there have also been much-enjoyed selling coups, such as Royal Ascot winner Frederick Engels to Hong Kong.

Whereas Pearl Bloodstock can be viewed as Sheikh Fahad’s personal set-up, the really serious investment comes via Qatar Racing and Qatar Bloodstock. The latter was also formed in 2010, sparked by the early success of Pearl Bloodstock, with its initial purchase/investment being Makfi. Qatar Racing came a year later and is viewed much more as a commercial enterprise which, according to its website, aims “to identify talent and maximise a return in the process”. One of the most telling accounts of the thinking behind the two Qatar thoroughbred set-ups came in an interview in The Times with older brother Sheikh Hamad, the 31year-old Chief Executive of QIPCO, of which both Fahad and Suhaim are directors. In many ways, QIPCO, the holding company for Qatar Racing and Qatar Bloodstock, is an unlikely investor in thoroughbreds. It built the Qatar capital Doha’s landmark Tornado Tower, owns a large stake in Qatar Airways and owns Midmac, described as Qatar’s biggest construction and contracting company – and thus well-placed to prosper in the build-up to the 2022 World Cup.

Sheikh Hamad told The Times, as part of an interview promoting the inaugural Champions’ Day, of how QIPCO’s new portfolio evolved. “[Racing] used to be Sheikh Fahad’s hobby before he graduated,” Hamad said. “One day, we were in Qatar and he was concentrating on the TV and he said, ‘I have a runner’. I said, ‘Since when? And by the way, which colours are yours?’ “From my point of view it started when he suggested one day — he was just 20 years old — for me to buy a very good stallion. It was quite expensive. But I was very convinced by him. Now he only comes to [me] when he needs me to open the tap.” Good grief. That’s some prospect. Not least because in the same interview Hamad added: “If I have more than 100 stallions in ten years, then I will be happy. This is the big challenge for Sheikh Fahad, but he is up to it. “The best horses become the best stallions

“The best horses

become the best stallions and our goal is to have as many stallions as possible” and our goal is to have as many stallions as possible. We will maintain 80% of our horses in this country [the UK]. It is the home of horseracing, it has the tradition, the manners, the right people. That is what we are doing with the Champions’ Series. The game deserves to be supported.” Encouraging words for anyone involved in racing who has wondered what might happen when the involvement of the Maktoums and Khalid Abdullah recedes.

Al Thani interests in America, Japan and Australia The Qatar Racing influence is also taking on a global theme. Already it has a handful of yearlings based in Japan, following a successful trip to the national sales in Hokkaido in July. David Redvers signed for five yearlings in total, headed by a son of King Kamehameha out of the Sunday Silence mare Pink Papillon, for Y90,000,000 (£598,197). All are set to race from the stable of Mitsumasa Nakauchida. There are also a number of horses in


America. Strong Suit, winner of three Group 2s in Britain, is trained by Simon Callaghan, while Animal Kingdom's handler, Graham Motion, has taken charge of a number of juveniles. The three-year-old filly Driving Louise gave Sheikh Fahad’s Qatar Bloodstock operation its first strike in Australia on August 15, when the Robert Smerdontrained runner landed a two-mile contest at Ballarat. Other runners are based in Victoria with Peter Moody, associated with

now-retired superstar Black Caviar. Sheikh Fahad has already tasted big-race success down under, courtesy of Dunaden, victorious in the 2011 Melbourne Cup and 2012 Caulfield Cup. Closer to home, Chopin, who finished seventh behind Ruler Of The World in the Derby, is stationed in Germany with Andreas Wöhler, having been purchased privately from his previous owner after an eight-length success in a Group 3 at Krefeld.



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THE QATARIS is Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Thani. His colt Hermival was third to Camelot and French Fifteen in last year’s Guineas. The son of Dubawi was yet another private purchase, having been bought originally for Gerard Augustin-Normand for €75,000. Sheikh Mohammed also bought Flotilla prior to her victory in last season’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies’ Turf, and has horses in training not just in France but with Sir Michael Stoute, Roger Varian and Richard Hannon.

The French connection

Prix Foy runner-up Very Nice Name (above) and Guineas third Hermival (right) represent brothers Abdullah Al Thani and Mohammed Al Thani respectively


This year the Qatar Racing colours have been carried to a debut Classic success via private purchase Just The Judge in the Irish 1,000 Guineas. There were also Royal Ascot successes with Extortionist, who cost just 30,000gns, and Kiyoshi, an 80,000gns buy. Given the achievements of its runners at those sorts of prices, the 2,500,000gns capture of Hydrogen looks even more astounding. But clearly they thought the unraced colt was worth the investment. Overall, Qatar Racing has just over 130 horses in training, nearly 80 of them juveniles. Another example that Hydrogen was an exception, not a trend, comes with the fact that there are no other seven-figure buys. By some way the next two most expensive public purchases are the Sea The Stars pair Royal Battalion (575,000gns) and Sarpech (430,000gns). The spread of stables is much greater than Pearl, with nearly 30 trainers of the two-yearolds alone. It is incredibly good news for British racing. But France has reasons to be cheerful also.

Family ties The QIPCO/Qatar Racing boys are cousins of the new Emir Of Qatar, Sheikh Tamin Al Thani, who succeeded his father Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani earlier this year. This is the branch of the family that runs Qatar Investment Authority, the owner of Harrods et al. And their involvement in racing is in no way to be sniffed at, either. While the former Emir Sheikh Hamad has had no manifest involvement with racing in Europe, his brothers have. One of them is Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Thani, the father of Hamad, Suhaim and Fahad. He


owns last year’s 2,000 Guineas runner-up French Fifteen, trained by Nicolas Clement and last seen when ninth in the Dubai Duty Free on World Cup day at Meydan. French Fifteen continues the theme of buying promising horses privately: his original owner was Raymond Tooth, while the son of Turtle Bowl was bought for just €30,000 as a yearling at Arqana. Abdullah, a former Prime Minister in Qatar, set up the major Arabian and thoroughbred operation Umm Qarn Racing in the early 1990s. Its investment in Arabian racing has been huge and Umm Qarn is increasingly turning its attention to thoroughbreds, both to race in Qatar and France. Nearly 40 horses are split between Freddy Head, Nicolas Clement and Alban De Mieulle, who campaigns recent Prix Foy runner-up Very Nice Name and trained him to win five races in Qatar over the winter. Another of the senior Al Thani brothers to have a major involvement in European racing

Last but by no means least from this branch of the Al Thani family comes Sheikh Joaan, owner of Treve, one of the favourites for the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. He is a son of the former Emir, Sheikh Hamad, and brother of the current one, Sheikh Tamim. Put another way, he is the cousin of those who own Makfi, and nephew of the respective owners of French Fifteen and Hermival, Sheikhs Abdullah and Mohammed. Sheikh Joaan does not mess about, as the decision to retain Frankie Dettori to ride his horses testifies. As well as Treve, his silver and maroon colours have been carried by Toronado and Olympic Glory, likewise French 2,000 Guineas winner Style Vendome and globe-trotting Planteur, plus Group-winning juvenile filly Sandiva. All were private purchases. But Sheikh Joaan is also prepared to have a go at the sales, where his purchases, made by Nicolas de Watrigant of Mandore International, include an Arqana Salestopping €1.2m unnamed two-year-old son of Sea The Stars, the recent Deauville Listedwinning juvenile Shamson for 420,000gns, and Orayda, a 400,000gns daughter of New Approach who, like Shamson, is trained by Richard Hannon. This year’s yearling purchases – so far – appear to include a €650,000 son of Monsun and €210,000 daughter of Makfi. He also made an eye-catching debut at this year’s Doncaster Premier Sales by purchasing a Fast Company colt for 210,000gns. Big things are also expected of him as a breeder, following the purchase of the 160acre Haras de Bouquetot in Normandy. Certainly the Francophile – he was educated at the Speciale Militaire de Saint Cyr – has made some eye-popping broodmare purchases: Zagora for $2.5m, Eden’s Moon for $1.53m – both booked to Frankel in his first season – Changing Skies for $4.2m and Twyla Tharp for 1,700,000gns. The racing and bloodstock business has a scrapheap of people who waded into the business only to see their fortunes crumble. You get the very strong feeling that this will not be the case for the ruling family of Qatar. Good luck to them. THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER

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New for 2014


LETHAL FORCE Grey, 2009, by Dark Angel ex Land Army (Desert Style)

Winner of £746,568, 6-7f, including: Won


Darley July Cup, Newmarket, 6f in a new course record time, beating 4 Gr.1 winners.



Diamond Jubilee Stakes, Royal Ascot, 6f by 2 lengths, beating 5 Gr.1 winners.



Hungerford Stakes, Newbury, 7f (beating Strong Suit).



Prix Maurice de Gheest, Deauville, 6½f (to Moonlight Cloud).

By Dark Angel out of a full sister to 2yo LR winner Ascot Family (dam of Gr.2 winning 2yo Family One) and half sister to LR winner and Gr.2 placed Flanders (dam of Gr.3 winner Louvain and grandam of Gr.1 Poule d’Essai des Pouliches and Gr.1 Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf winner Flotilla).

Cheveley Park Stud Duchess Drive, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 9DD. Tel (01638) 730316. Fax: (01638) 730868. Email:

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MESSAGE While John Gosden likes to let his horses do the talking, the training fraternity’s most eloquent representative is not afraid to speak his mind – and warn of peril when he sees it Words Julian Muscat • Photos George Selwyn


t suits John Gosden very well to be stationed at the end of Newmarket’s Bury Road. It took him a while to get there but Clarehaven’s location – it is the last property on the sought-after stretch – makes a perfect vignette of the man himself. Gosden is inclusive yet removed from any clique. He embraces the community while keeping it at arm’s length. He is part of the furniture without being fixed to the wall.

He has his own way of going and it has served him well. It culminated last season with a first trainers’ championship after endless years of building, some of it on shifting sands, but there was never much doubt he would get there in the end. Much has changed since Gosden returned to Britain from California 24 years ago. He is much less inclined to rise to bait. He occasionally feels the need to get things off his

chest; witness his recent denouncement of Kingman’s 2,000 Guineas odds. But he seems entirely at ease with life. It’s tempting to cite that trainers’ championship as the conduit. In a profession where judgements of merit are subjective, the only definitive statement any trainer can make is to top the pile. He is one of only five practising British trainers to have achieved it. Except that Gosden, 62, doesn’t accept the

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Three heroines: Gosden with Royal Heroine, winner of the inaugural Breeders’ Cup Mile in 1984, while The Fugue (pink) and Elusive Kate are this year’s Group 1 stars


correlation. During the title chase he maintained it never preoccupied him. It would either come his way, or not. That’s how he still sees it, even after a winter’s contemplation. The merit wasn’t in winning it but in doing so without compromising his horses. “At the time everyone kept winding me up but I purposely tried not to consider it,” he reflects. “I didn’t want to start diverting horses with winnable targets abroad to run in races here just for place money.” He says that any reflected glory should shine on his hard-working staff. And his insistence that it made no difference within the overall scheme is endorsed by the way he set about defending it this season. He didn’t even try. Bereft of Classic horses, Gosden opted for the long road. He kissed goodbye to everything before Royal Ascot, saddled Remote to win there – together with five other placed horses – and hand-picked his spots in the summer. The strategy has paid dividends. At Christmas Gosden would have bitten your hand off for the five Group 1 winners he has saddled to date. Yet The Fugue and Elusive Kate have every prospect of raising the bar, while the not-inconsiderable silhouette of Kingman hovers over the juvenile scene. This patient approach marks another seachange from the younger Gosden. “In America I would sit down at the start of the year and say:


‘Right, I’m going to win this, win that.’ But actually, that’s the surest way to the funny farm. “I learnt not to be obsessed with early targets,” he continues. “You run the risk of trying to force the situation when the horse

Gosden: ‘The Pattern belongs to For the last five years John Gosden has strongly advocated the creation of a fitting close to the Flat season. He described the lack of a championship day of racing as akin to playing the semi-finals of football’s World Cup and not bothering to play the final. After two highly successful years, QIPCO British Champions’ Day will be renewed at Ascot for the third time on October 19. And while Gosden is delighted with the development, he feels its timing may return to haunt the organisers in the years ahead. “Champions’ Day is a fantastic concept,” he says, “but I’ve long been of the belief it should be run at the end of the first week in September. That’s the end of summer racing; autumn comes pretty quick after that. “From that point of view, Ireland’s creation of its Champions’ Weekend [in mid-

September] is going to be to the detriment of Champions’ Day here. The Irish Champion Stakes has always had that date, and there’s no doubt in my mind it is the prime date. “Arc weekend follows after that, so our Champions’ Day [in mid-October] now comes very much as an afterthought from a trainer’s perspective. In the first year we had nice ground but last year it was soft/heavy ground. And of course, it also makes it impossible to go to the Breeders’ Cup. “I live in fear that Champions’ Day, fabulous concept though it is, is going to get sunk by the traditional late-autumn climate of the UK. It is a very dangerous date, but I’m not sure there’s an easy solution to it. “In the end we are asking a bigger question: would we be prepared to break out of the Pattern? It is nearly 40 years old and I


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JOHN GOSDEN might not be ready. It is never good to put yourself in a dilemma.” His philosophy is abetted by the everincreasing length of an international season that runs at full tilt until the year’s end. That time is now upon us and Gosden still has bullets to fire. The loaded chamber is a legacy of decisions he took at the start of the year. In this, Gosden illustrates the virtues of a craft properly learnt, one that preoccupied him as a teenager, and which he has refined over time. “Before any season starts,” he says, “the first thing is to see where your strengths and weaknesses lie. The horses will tell you that, but you must quickly recognise it if you don’t have anything for the big races. “You have to admit that to yourself, no matter how disappointing it may be, and make sure you start batting at a lower level. Sometimes from their homework you think you have some nice horses but you get a nasty

a bygone era’

“If you don’t have

anything for the big races you must recognise the fact and admit it to yourself” surprise when you take them to the races. And you have to work with the racing programme.” That means having to press on with any Classic candidate while keeping the older horses, which are easier to prepare, in check until Royal Ascot. “There’s a lot of early pressure on three-year-olds, which are sorted out by Royal Ascot,” Gosden says. “They basically need a rest at that point because some very important races have now been scheduled towards the end of the season. The season is too long to go through it from start to finish – unless you have a Frankel!” This need to allow horses to surface for air troubles Gosden. A self-confessed “oldfashioned thinker”, he savours the season as it once was, when the Newmarket Classics ushered in a spate of festivals until the carousel stopped turning in September. “We have some great summer festivals of racing, each one with a unique ambiance,” he says. “But by the time you get to the back-end of autumn you’ve either had to miss something pretty serious in the summer or have a horse with an iron constitution. That makes me a little sad.”

Gosden shares a trait with that other Newmarket leviathan, Sir Michael Stoute, in his patience when developing young talent. He made his reputation in the US with a barn-load of older horses, most of them lightly-raced exEuropeans that were spared the more pressing agendas of locally-trained horses. The experience must have been formative. Few trainers have prospered like Gosden for recent extensions to the older-horse Pattern in Britain. Indeed, four of his five top level victories this season have been gained by The Fugue and Elusive Kate, a pair of older fillies who would probably be grazing the paddocks had they raced a decade earlier. Conversely, the game is probably more competitive now than ever. The need to nurture young talent has never been more pressing. Even Vincent O’Brien in his prime never enjoyed the omnipotence of the annual yearling delivery to his namesake at Ballydoyle. It is best amplified by the fact that Aidan O’Brien’s horses are perennially the ones to beat. “As Richard Hannon is finding this year, the sheer quality of horses Aidan has, and the supreme professionalism at Ballydoyle from top to bottom, makes him a pretty daunting opponent,” Gosden says. “Richard has again won a huge number of races and more than his share of Group 1s, yet Aidan is still within striking distance because Coolmore’s stallions are so dominant. “If you want to compete in the middledistance races you’ve got to get your hands on those horses. Last year we had Nathaniel [by Galileo] but they are not easy to come by. “Finding a Derby horse is a tall order, which is why British trainers only had three runners in the race this year. It is very tough to compete

Nathaniel (yellow cap) has Frankel in his mirrors on last year’s Champions’ Day, an event Gosden feels is under threat

rather think it belongs to a bygone era. It’s probably got a bit overblown now. “There’s no doubt Britain has lost out. France stole a march on us when they moved all those Group 1 races to Arc day, in the process creating European Breeders’ Cup Day. We then moved the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes back three weeks and it is in a dangerous area there. Everyone knows in their heart it’s the wrong date. “If we could rely on the climate, I wouldn’t be arguing this point. But I live in trepidation about what is going to happen to that meeting in the end, which would be a great pity because the sponsors are fantastic, they have put a lot of thought and effort into it.”




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JOHN GOSDEN >> but you’ve got to keep at it. It can be done.

There are yearlings by Galileo and Montjeu in Book 1 at Tattersalls – but you need half a million to buy one.” Given Gosden’s slant on confronting the Ballydoyle juggernaut, you venture that ploughing all his money – and plenty more of the bank’s – into buying Clarehaven seven years ago was a certifiable act. He agrees. “With all the capital investment we’ve made, it’s a lousy business model,” he explains. “I managed to avoid it for years but we finally had to cough up. My son, Thady, met Richard Hannon at the sales three years ago and when he told Richard he wanted to train, Richard replied: ‘You’ll have great fun, you’ll travel the world and meet the nicest of people, but you won’t make any money’.” In truth, Gosden must look back on his purchase of Clarehaven as a seminal day in his life. His wife, ROA President Rachel Hood, has renovated much of the family house, while the yard has brought nothing but good tidings. Gosden is midway through his fourth professional decade. The first was spent in California until he was lured back by Sheikh Mohammed just before the latter contrived Godolphin. Ten years on and Gosden moved on to Manton, where he trained successfully until 2006, yet his Group 1 strikes from Clarehaven are more bountiful than at any time in his career. Since 2008, they average out at five per season. In all his previous incarnations Gosden matched that tally only once: in 1997, when Ryafan rattled up a Grade 1 hat-trick in the US. This season has been one of consolidation yet he still approaches the autumnal fest as Newmarket’s leading trainer – and that’s without the handsome prize-money won in France and Ireland with Elusive Kate and The Fugue respectively. “Even though it is very competitive at the top, it’s a nice place to be,” Gosden says. “It’s not going to happen every year but you always dream you can build back up to it again.” This year he has maintained his prominent

Big hope: Kingman is unbeaten and favourite for next year’s 2,000 Guineas

place by targeting specific horses at the big festivals, but the ground turned against his St Leger favourite, Excess Knowledge, in the build up. That hurt. “To this day the hardest thing is when things go wrong,” he says. “It hits you hard when horses get sick or injured before a big race, and I suppose the day you don’t feel like that is the day you should get out of the game because you don’t care as much any more.” That day is some way distant for Gosden. Kingman’s obvious potential will shorten the winter months even though his trainer maintains that the 2,000 Guineas favourite still has much to prove. “As the season unfolds you see two-year-olds winning the Champagne Stakes easily, the National Stakes easily. That’s another level to what Kingman has achieved,” he says. “We’ll see how he gets on in that class soon enough, but I’ve never really got it when people seize on a maiden race winner with good sectional times. Quite often that proves an inaccurate guide.”

There are many facets to Gosden, not least among them an eloquence that sometimes sees him portrayed as an unofficial spokesman for anything to do with British racing and beyond. For that reason his stance on numerous, controversial aspects of the sport are well documented. But when all is said and done, when stalemate continues to blight the way British racing is financed, it’s refreshing to listen to a man talk freely about his passion for training horses. But perhaps the best thing about Gosden today is that he lets others froth at the mouth over the sport’s perceived injustices. He remains the same at his core but he has learnt to temper a natural inclination to speak in forthright words about everything from lasix to the composition of the Horsemen’s Group. To see Gosden at work is to recognise an oldfashioned truth. He simplifies what can be a complex, complicated process by letting his horses dictate where and when he runs them. The outcome speaks for itself.

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SAYS Pioneering magazine publisher, breeder of Royal Ascot and Cheltenham Festival winners, and successful owner, a Group 1 on the Flat is perhaps all that is missing for Simon Tindall By Tim Richards • Photos George Selwyn


s Managing Director of Haymarket Publishing for over 30 years, you published over 100 titles, including What Car? and Campaign. What inspired you to buy racing’s Pacemaker magazine and was it a success? It was not a success, more of a disaster! We bought when the market was at its height at the time of those tremendous battles at the sales between Robert Sangster and Sheikh Mohammed and the Arabs. The advertising market was potentially very strong from the breeders’ and stallion owners’ point of view. But we just bought at the wrong time and within about six months of buying Pacemaker the advertising was on the slide. So we turned it into a quality weekly called Racing Update, which was designed to cover international racing of interest to the breeding industry on both sides of the Atlantic. The magazine itself enjoyed success from the readership point of view, but within about 18 months the advertisers we needed to sustain the publication disappeared. Eventually we went back to producing the monthly magazine. We had Pacemaker for about five years but simply couldn’t maintain the advertising. Now there is the amalgam of the old Pacemaker together with the readership of the owners and breeders in Thoroughbred Owner & Breeder, which is the ideal mix for where the market is.


Are you still involved in publishing? I am still a non-executive director of Haymarket, the largest private magazine publishing company in the country, in which Michael Heseltine is still very much involved. How well served is the racing industry by the sport’s various papers and periodicals? I think very well served by the two principal publications, the Racing Post and the Owner Breeder. The Racing Post has gone on, improved and become very strong since the days of The Sporting Life, and does an excellent job. I don’t feel a competitor would be of any benefit at all. In fact, I can’t see how another racing daily would be viable. There is bloodstock coverage every day and when the sales are on it faithfully records all the details. We accept that racing is about betting and what’s going to win, but ultimately the paper provides great coverage of the horses, particularly the best ones. You have enjoyed considerable success as an owner and breeder. Nicky Henderson’s brilliant chaser Simonsig is the outstanding produce from your Highfields Farm in Sussex. Did you ever consider keeping him to race for yourself? Any regrets? Initially we did, until we realised how good he was and that we couldn’t hold him at


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home. We had him until he was three and were hoping to race him as a four-year-old, starting in point-to-points. But he showed so much speed and was clearly exceptional that we decided we had to send him to be trained for point-to-points by Ian Ferguson in Ireland, where horses can make their own mark. Simonsig won two out of his three point-to-points and would have won his third had he not fallen at the last. He was the best young point-to-pointer in Ireland and when Ronnie Bartlett, a good friend who also had horses with Ian Ferguson, asked if I would consider selling I did a deal with

CLOSE UP AND... PERSONAL Person I would most like to meet… John McEnroe I relax by… watching live cricket Can’t get through the day without… a good glass of wine Four dinner party guests… Dustin Hoffman, Graeme Swann, John McEnroe and Melissa Kite (Spectator columnist) Favourite holiday destination… Biras Creek in the British Virgin Islands

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him. Otherwise, I would have put him up for sale at Fairyhouse and I think he would have sold equally well through the agents. I do not have any regrets. Ronnie is such a good friend, I know Nicky [Henderson] well and whenever the horse runs Ronnie welcomes me as a co-owner. I join them in the paddock and the winner’s enclosure. As you say, Simonsig came through the Irish point-to-point scene, like many top class jumpers. How did you choose this route and why doesn’t Britain have a pointing scene like Ireland? Horses graduate from point-to-points in Ireland for the very good reason that there are a lot of races for four-year-olds, providing plenty of opportunities to run against their own age group, whereas in Britain there just aren’t the same number of races. Also in Ireland they are much more likely to get safe ground, which is so important for young horses. In Britain, when four-year-olds are beginning to mature in the spring, it is much more difficult to find safe ground, so they run in bumpers. There is a huge quantity of horses bred in Ireland that come through the point-to-point system and you can get a four-year-old race regularly divided three ways. Nick Pearce trains our horses in Sussex up to the point where we can decide whether or not they would benefit from being sent to Ian Ferguson, with whom I have been associated for the past 20 years. And Ian works very well with my racing adviser, Neil McGrath. How did you acquire Princess Florine, Simonsig’s grandam, and what other progeny do you have out of Dusty Too, Simonsig’s dam? David Minton bought her at Saratoga in the early 1990s. I think basically because he liked the look of her; there was quite a bit of speed in her pedigree. I put her in training with David Elsworth but she got one of those American viruses, which unfortunately meant that she never made it to the racecourse. Dusty Too’s first three foals, including Simonsig, have won and we have another five on the ground, including a Yeats filly foal who was born about three months ago. Most of them are named after good South African wines; Simonsig was drunk at the Commonwealth Ministers’ Dinner given for the Queen in Jubilee year. Simonsig has a four-year-old half-brother by Presenting, called Simonsruudt. We tried to sell him as a three-year-old and bought him in at €50,000 at the Derby Sales last year. As a three-year-old he wasn’t forward enough for the market, so we have him. He

has got an engine, a very good temperament and is now with Ian Ferguson. You also bred Gale Force Ten, winner of this year’s Jersey Stakes, having sold him for a sale-topping £280,000 at Doncaster’s Yearling Sales in 2011. Can you compare the thrill of breeding winners at Royal Ascot and the Cheltenham Festival? I suppose the ultimate thrill is seeing Simonsig coming up the hill two years in a row at Cheltenham. But that’s only a degree ahead of the excitement of witnessing a horse you have bred come to the front and stay on to win the Jersey at Royal Ascot. Simonsig was a sick horse the second time in the Arkle, and after looking as if he was going to gallop clear and win by a distance he just stayed on. After the race he had a lot of muck in him and bled a bit. When I last saw Nicky he said Simonsig had enjoyed a good time out at grass this summer and has done really well. As someone who started going racing when he was ten, first as a spectator, then as an owner and then as a breeder, I have to say the real excitement is watching horses that you have bred win, be it at Cheltenham, Ascot or anywhere for that matter.

“When Ronnie

Bartlett asked if I would consider selling Simonsig, I did a deal. I have no regrets” How many broodmares do you own now and what is the most you would spend on a stallion nomination? I am down to three now: Dusty Too, Ronaldsay and Anbella, who produces very correct foals that have sold well. At my peak I had ten. I doubt if we’d spend much beyond £20,000, which I have done for Gale Force Ten’s dam, Ronaldsay. She has an Exceed And Excel foal and she has gone to So You Think, winner of the 2011 Eclipse and Irish Champion Stakes. What have been the best horses to carry your own colours? And which gave you your most satisfying moment? I have had nearly 170 winners on the Flat and over jumps, but have never owned a really good horse of the quality of Simonsig or Gale Force Ten. I have owned Listed THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER


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Gale Force Ten (left) and Simonsig, winners of this year’s Jersey Stakes and Arkle respectively, have been the best horses bred by Tindall


winners, though, including Ronaldsay, who has to be very special. We put her through the ring to sell at Newmarket and she was sent back to Stowell Hill and I took a 50% interest in her, and David Ludlow and Stowell took the other 50%. Ronaldsay won over £100,000 in prize-money and has provided me with the most memorable moments as an owner. She won three Listed races and she has provided those stand-out moments in my career. Then as a broodmare she produced Gale Force Ten, by Oasis Dream, who was sold for 280,000 guineas at Doncaster and then a Dubawi colt, who made 180,000 guineas and is currently unable to run having tested positive for steroids in Mahmood Al Zarooni’s stable. Another highlight was Nightbird winning four races as a two-year-old, including a Listed event, before being sold to Godolphin. Bob McCreery, my partner who owns Stowell Hill Stud, always tells me I should aspire to owning a top class horse. I tell him I go racing for fun and if a horse of mine wins I am very happy. For me, one of the most fulfilling moments on a racecourse THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER

is greeting a horse that has come back from injury to win a race. Is there too much racing in Britain and should we reduce the fixture list? If having too many small fields and so much racing is resulting in reduced prize-money, as well it may be, then it has got to be a bad thing for the sport. Prize-money at the top end does not need increasing. At the bottom end many owners are members of clubs and syndicates who only have legs in horses so their overheads are less dependent on prizemoney. But the owner/breeder, who might have as many as ten or 15 horses in training, cannot make ends meet on the middle-tier prize-money and I think that is where we should be looking for improvement. You’ve had horses in training with Barry Hills and Stan Mellor. What are your favourite memories of these two characters? Stan Mellor taught me everything I know about racing, from his perspective as a

jockey as well as his reading of races. I had a lot of success with him and our relationship lasted about 20 years. When I last spoke to his wife Elain she said he was enjoying retirement. Both Stan and Barry made racing great fun. Barry was very good running a big yard and always seemed to have time to talk to you and kept one very well informed; he was an excellent communicator, which is so important. Barry hasn’t enjoyed the best of health in recent years but when I saw him at Ascot in the summer he was back to his best. As a British breeder, do you consider your operation to be at a disadvantage when you see the more lucrative premiums on offer in other countries? I think breeders’ prizes are a good thing but at the end of the day I don’t believe we breed horses for prizes. Don’t get me wrong, it is very nice to get a prize, but I don’t think they are the be-all and end-all. And no, I don’t consider that we are at a disadvantage with other countries.



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Our extended bloodstock coverage this month includes:

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Tattersalls’ October Yearling Sale: Assembling a fillies’ dream team – pages 54-55 The Castlebridge Consignment: Last year’s leading vendor at Tattersalls – pages 56-58 Sales Circuit: Yearling focus from Arqana, DBS, BBAG, Osarus & Keeneland – pages 60-70 Caulfield Files: Analysing the success of the Galileo-Danehill cross – pages 72-73

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was the world’s most expensive yearling, eliciting a 2.5 million-guinea bid from the man whose growing bloodstock empire is detailed earlier in this magazine. Doubtless Sheikh Fahad won’t be the only one inspecting Hydrogen’s brother, who is being prepared by The Castlebridge Consignment for Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Sale, while other members of the colt’s close family – namely his dam Funsie, three-yearold half-brother Achtung, and weanling sister – will be going under the hammer at Goffs along with the other Paulyn horses.

Makin his presence felt It is to be hoped that this is not the last we see of their likeable Australian owner around the sales rings of Europe. At Tattersalls, where many of his big purchases were made, Makin would routinely stand to the left of the rostrum with only the press bench between himself and the auctioneer. Despite the presence of his bloodstock agent Grant Pritchard-Gordon, he loved to throw in wild bids of his own, an approach more commonly seen in his native country where one flamboyant offer can silence a rival and



rankel may have run his last race almost a year ago but there have been few days since then when his name hasn’t been mentioned. Joyeuse is now a stakes winner in her own right – and the fourth to earn black type from only five runners for Kind – but she will always be Frankel’s little sister. We have a two-year wait for his yearlings to appear at the sales but, as has already been alluded to by Castlebridge’s Bill Dwan (page 58), the ‘Frankel factor’ will kick in as soon as the forthcoming Goffs November Sale, where the unraced but regally-bred Song will be among a clutch of mares who will be offered in foal to the unbeaten Juddmonte star Song, a sister of Yesterday and Quarter Moon, forms part of the dispersal by Paulyn Ltd, which is arguably the highlight of this year’s sales calendar. The announcement that Paul Makin was to dispense with his only relatively recently assembled band of European racehorses and broodmares, including the Group 1 sprinter Fleeting Spirit, who will be offered in foal to Galileo along with her first two daughters by the champion sire, caught many by surprise. It certainly adds an extra dimension to a season which has not been short on excitement since the bloodstock wagons circled around Deauville in August and the trading started in earnest. It’s easy to believe that a few too many glasses of rosé in the Normandy sunshine could lead to some bold bidding come the evening sales-time. Doncaster’s Premier Sale is more one for the realists, but pockets needed to be deeper than ever this year during two very strong sessions. It also benefited by being bathed in sunshine, a welcome relief after last year’s drenching, and good news for the ice-cream man, whose profits could probably cover several yearlings after two days parked ring-side. Last year, the Paul Makin-bred Hydrogen

Paul Makin signals his intention at Tatts

makes for a show-stopping alternative to the tense, slow-crawling duels. Makin loves the drama of horse-trading, whichever side of the deal he’s on, as is evident from his comment in the Goffs press release: “We will make money and it should be good fun!” Just two years ago in Deauville, PritchardGordon went to €600,000 to secure an attractive Montjeu filly on Makin’s behalf. Displaying some of the quirky tendencies often associated with her sire, she also inherited his brilliance and, named Chicquita in honour of one of the great daughters of the Australian turf, she went on to win this year’s Irish Oaks. Some owner/breeders will baulk at the idea of selling an Oaks winner when she could potentially become the cornerstone of a breeding empire, but commercial considerations cannot be overlooked, whatever the scale of the operation. And, after all, one breeder’s loss is so often another’s gain. Chicquita is not the only Oaks winner coming on the market this year. Dancing Rain, the Epsom heroine of 2011, will be sold at Tattersalls in December. In addition to her appealing pedigree and race record she is another to boast the ‘Frankel factor’. It’s unclear as yet exactly how many mares will be sold this year carrying to the world champion racehorse but their presence will add a welcome pick-me-up to the tail-end of a long sales season. Of more immediate importance, October kicks off with the Goffs Orby Sale, its executive team looking to build on the success of last year’s streamlined auction and buoyed by three Classic winners this season from its 2011 sale. With a potentially mouthwatering Arc line-up as a freshener between sales, the action then rolls on to Park Paddocks for a near-fortnight’s worth of October yearlings, which include halfsiblings to this season’s Group 1 winners Toronado, The Fugue and Jwala. We’ll be bringing you a detailed overview of events in and out of the ring in the months to come. Hold on to your hats.


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Solid FOUNDATIONS Inspired by some of the great breeding operations, we assemble a dream team of potential broodmares from Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Words John Berry




nyone who takes the racing of horses seriously would surely love to establish his or her own stud, starting off with a handful of ‘foundation mares’ and seeing their resultant families throw out good winners through the subsequent decades, generation after generation. The most obvious way of collecting one’s foundation mares is to buy fillies off the track or young mares, horses who have already proven their racing ability – because, of course, superior gallopers, whether male or female, are more likely (all other things being equal, which of course they never are) to make superior breeding stock than those less good at racing. This can be a very good method, even if one obviously has generally to pay through the nose to buy the young mares who have proved that they are athletes as well as aristocrats. For those able to buy the mares who have thus proved themselves the best prospects, the dividends can be enormous – as Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid al Maktoum has been demonstrating ever since buying the Queen’s blue-blooded 1982 Princess Of Wales’s Stakes victrix Height Of Fashion (whose legacy is featured in The Caulfield Files, page 73) or as the Yoshida brothers have shown since their purchase of Height Of Fashion’s Oaks-placed relative Wind In Her Hair, from whom they bred the mighty Deep Impact. However, arguably even more satisfying would be to buy one’s future foundation mares at the yearling sales. This method, of course, represents an even greater leap into the unknown, because it could mean that one’s stud starts off founded on some young mares devoid of racing ability. However, the likelihood is that those foundation mares will have been bought less expensively – and if one has bought well, this is not only the most cost-effective, but also the most satisfying, way of hitting the jackpot. Arguably the greatest breeding empire to have its foundations firmly rooted in the yearling sales is that of the respective Aga Khans. Even to this day, a high proportion of the good horses bred and raced by the present Aga Khan (HH Aga Khan IV) trace directly back to the Tattersalls yearling sales nearly a century ago, at which his predecessor and grandfather

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HH Aga Khan III first dipped his toes into the waters of racehorse ownership. HH Aga Khan III decided to become involved in racing during the summer of 1921. He duly commissioned the Hon. George Lambton to buy him a few yearlings at Tattersalls’ principal yearling sale (then held at Doncaster during St Leger week) that autumn, with a particular view to finding a few fillies from whom he could

“A high proportion

of the Aga Khan’s horses trace back to Tattersalls’ sales nearly a century ago” breed in the fullness of time. In what can be seen as a virtuoso demonstration of selection, Lambton bought him a batch of yearlings which included three terrific fillies: Cos, Teresina and Paola. As if this tremendous start to ownership were not enough, Lambton served his patron even

better the following autumn, with the haul including two fillies who turned into ‘blue hens’: Mumtaz Mahal and Friar’s Daughter. A daughter of The Tetrarch, Mumtaz Mahal was generally agreed to be the most beautiful yearling on the sale-grounds, and Lambton had to go to 9,100 gns to secure her from her breeder, a figure which made her the second most expensive yearling ever sold in Britain at that time. Her price had been exceeded only by the 10,000 gns paid 22 years earlier for Sceptre – who, by winning four of the five Classics in 1902, had proved herself, even at that huge price, one of the greatest bargains in the history of the Turf. Remarkably, the past 90 years have suggested that Mumtaz Mahal was an even greater snip. It takes a special horse to earn a nickname. Mumtaz Mahal’s sire The Tetrarch had been given one (‘The Spotted Wonder’) during his utterly dominant two-year-old campaign in 1913. Mumtaz Mahal too was soon thus honoured, being hailed ‘The Flying Filly’ by the time that she had run her second race. Trained at Whatcombe by Dick Dawson, she broke the record at Newmarket on her debut by running the five furlongs in 57.8 seconds. Second up she tackled the Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot, which she won by six lengths. Her remaining THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER

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LOT 207 Filly by Sea The Stars ex Vital Statistics (Indian Ridge)


four races that season produced four more impressive victories, in the National Breeders’ Produce Stakes at Sandown, the Molecomb Stakes at Goodwood, the Champagne Stakes at Doncaster and the Imperial Breeders’ Produce Stakes at Kempton. At three, Mumtaz Mahal failed to stay the mile in both the 1,000 Guineas and the Coronation Stakes before, dropped back to five furlongs, she ended her career in a blaze of glory, taking the King George Stakes at Goodwood and the Nunthorpe Stakes at York. And then her greater glories began. We would need this whole magazine to detail the full contribution which Mumtaz Mahal’s descendants have made to the racing and breeding empires of HH Aga Khan III and his descendants. In short, though, she bred two excellent colts (1934 Sussex Stakes winner Badruddin and 1937 Coventry and July Stakes winner Mirza II) and some truly remarkable broodmares. Mumtaz Begum bred the high-class racehorse and breed-shaping sire Nasrullah; Rustom Mahal bred the outstanding sprinter and great stallion Abernant as well as the successful NZ-based stallion Kurdistan; and Mah Mahal bred the record-breaking Derby winner Mahmoud. Subsequent years have seen such outstanding decendants as Petite Etoile, Shergar, Zarkava, Alamshar, Kalamoun, Nishapour and Mandesha racing for the Aga Khan and his family, and such as Royal Charger, Oh So Sharp, Octagonal, Habibti, Alborada and Igugu racing for others. Of HH Aga Khan III’s other Tattersalls yearling purchases, incidentally, Teresina bred the great US-based sire Alibhai, while her more recent descendants include Funny Cide, Empire Maker and HH Aga Khan IV’s Sendawar; Cos bred Abernant’s maternal grandsire Rustom Pasha (winner of the 1930 Champion Stakes); and Friar’s Daughter bred HH Aga Khan III’s 1935 Triple Crown winner Bahram as well as Dastur, who remarkably had finished second in his colours in all three Triple Crown races three years previously. If one masterstroke in the modern era can be ranked on a par with that of George Lambton’s buying spree on the Aga Khan’s behalf, it was the work done by the late Richard Galpin on behalf of Egon Weinfeld in the autumn of 1977. The aim was to buy, relatively inexpensively, some fillies who could do well on the track and then even better at stud.   Galpin picked up three terrific fillies, daughters of Rarity, Jimmy Reppin and Royal And Regal. Named One In A Million, Reprocolor and Odeon, these (respectively) won the 1,000 Guineas, won the Lancashire Oaks and finished second in the Park Hill Stakes before forming the bedrock on which the hugely successful Meon Valley Stud has been based.

The outstanding Mumtaz Mahal

Anyway, inspired by the genius of George Lambton and Galpin, we can excuse ourselves if we take a walk on the whimsical side by selecting our own ‘dream team’ of potential foundation mares from this year’s October 1 Sale. How about this for a fantasy First XI?

LOT 14 Filly by Danehill Dancer ex Mennetou (Entrepreneur) Full-sister to Group 3 winner Obama Rule and a grand-daughter of Detroit, one of the few Arcwinning fillies to breed an Arc winner (Carnegie). Family of Zabeel, Roderic O’Connor, Gildoran.

LOT 51 Filly by Dalakhani ex Neartica (Sadler’s Wells) It’s fair to assume that, like his sire Darshaan, Dalakhani should be an asset as a broodmare sire. This filly’s dam is a Sadler’s Wells half-sister to Goldikova and Galikova, while her third dam Riviere d’Or won the Coronation Stakes and her fourth dam Gold River won the Arc.

This filly’s first four dams were all very good fillies, and the stallions used down the damline have reinforced the family’s speed. Her relative Atlantic Jewel is arguably the best racemare in the world at present – so ultimately a mating with Fastnet Rock might be an interesting project.

LOT 229 Filly by New Approach ex Witch Of Fife (Lear Fan) This filly’s family – that descending from Hyperion’s Park Hill-winning dam Selene – keeps throwing up distinguished horses (eg Mossborough, Sir Tristram, Star Way, Entrepreneur, Might And Power, Sariska, Beauty Parlour and Mayson) and is likely to continue to do so forever.

LOT 251 Filly by Lookin At Lucky ex All My Loving (Sadler’s Wells) A descendant of Mumtaz Mahal – well, we had to pick one, didn’t we? The immediate family has thrown up umpteen good horses for Aidan O’Brien and Sir Mark Prescott, and her Park Hill-placed dam has already bred the admirable Thomas Chippendale. The Smart Strike stallion Lookin At Lucky, a five-time Grade 1 winner, adds an interesting extra dimension to the pedigree.

LOT 324 Filly by Dalakhani ex Chiang Mai (Sadler’s Wells)

LOT 84 Filly by Galileo ex Piste Noire (Diesis)

Another Dalakhani, and from a family which has produced good winners for decades – including her Group 1-winning full-sister Chinese White. Her close relatives Invincible Spirit and Kodiac are doing very well at stud.

This filly’s dam is a full-sister to the very tough Three Valleys, while her third dam Kerali bred arguably the best broodmare currently alive: Hasili.

LOT 378 Filly by Makfi ex Entre Nous (Sadler’s Wells)

LOT 123 Filly by Shamardal ex Sadima (Sadler’s Wells) This filly’s sire and dam both come from lovely Ballymacoll Stud families, while her dam is a diamond, having bred the super-tough Group 1 winners Youmzain and Creachadoir.

LOT 164 Filly by Galileo ex Specifically (Sky Classic) A half-sister to 1,000 Guineas heroine Speciosa from a half-sister to the terrific racemare Pride, this filly comes from the family of the great Bold Ruler. One could spend her racing career dreaming of sending her to Danehill Dancer or Peintre Celebre.

One of the best staying families in the world, with this filly’s second dam Dayanata (dam of Courteous and Scriptwriter) being a full-sister to Darshaan and half-sister to the Group 1 winner and outstanding broodmare Darara.

LOT 408 Filly by Dansili ex Gagnoa (Sadler’s Wells) This filly’s dam Gagnoa was a terrific filly and has made a great start at stud – as one would expect of a very close relation of 2011 Derby hero Pour Moi. The family keeps throwing up Classic winners, such as Snow Bride, Hector Protector, Lammtara and Bosra Sham. The Tattersalls October Yearling Sale runs from Oct 8-10 (Book 1) and Oct 14-18 (Books 2 & 3)


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BUILDING In a little over a decade, The Castlebridge Consignment has developed into one of the most dominant vendors on the European sales circuit Words Emma Berry


December Mares’ Sale. The four directors – Andrew Mead, Marion Goodbody, and Bill and Tara Dwan – have found a way to blend quantity with quality, as is evident by the sale of Hydrogen, the most expensive yearling of 2012, with the consignment’s increasing numbers reflecting the team’s pooled connections within the international world of bloodstock. “We all have a strong background in the industry,” says Mead, who runs the English side of the operation from his office close to

Tattersalls. The Newmarket farm, named Castlebridge East, is also handily placed for the auction house, not to mention walk-in coverings to Newmarket stallions for the resident broodmare band. “Marion and I were bloodstock agents for around 18 years and you meet a lot of people during that time. Bill had extensive contacts through his time with Coolmore and Tara assisted her father, the trainer Michael Cunningham. When you put us all together we had a pretty comprehensive client list.”


lenty of companies wouldn’t be able to operate with four bosses split between two countries. This is exactly the format of The Castlebridge Consignment, however, and it’s one which doesn’t just work but positively thrives. The extent to which this Anglo-Irish partnership has succeeded was underlined throughout the October Sales at Tattersalls last season when The Castlebridge Consignment topped all three books of yearlings before going on to head the December Foal Sale and

Andrew Mead and Marion Goodbody brought valuable contacts from their bloodstock agency into the partnership



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That list, with clients from France, America, Germany, Australia, Hong Kong, Scandinavia, Japan and of course England and Ireland, has led to Castlebridge routinely being the largest consignor at Tattersalls with the unique aspect of the business being its dual nationality. “The fact that we have an English and Irish aspect to Castlebridge is a great benefit,” admits Mead. “And we’re the only consignor that covers every major sale in England, Ireland and France. We prep roughly a third of the horses we sell and we’ll meet the others at the sales.” The development to behemoth status has happened in a relatively short period of time. Castlebridge consigned its first batch of just 12 horses in 2002. At Tattersalls’ October Sale alone this year, 89 horses are set to go through the ring under its banner, with another 25 catalogued at Goffs’ Orby and Sportsman sales. Bill Dwan, the public ‘front man’ of Castlebridge in its inaugural years when Mead and Goodbody took a more backseat role, manages the original Castlebridge Stud in County Meath with his wife Tara. He says: “When the four of us started out I didn’t envisage that we’d grow to this extent. We set no target but we’ve been fortunate to sell some really nice horses. I don’t think we ever believed we’d be topping the sale and selling

“It was only really

a 2.5 million-guinea yearling. It was only really when the sale finished last year that we could sit back and take in what had happened. “When Hydrogen went through the ring it was certainly an amazing evening but at the same time we were thinking about the Book 2 horses arriving that night.” Mead agrees with his business partner, adding: “Every client’s horse is important – you may have just sold one horse wonderfully well but the next client needs and deserves your attention for their horse in just the same way. When a horse sells like Hydrogen you tend to save the emotions until later. Generally at the end of most sale days we’ll have a few beers with the staff and have a good chat about how things have gone.” The 34 yearlings slated to appear in Book 1 include Hydrogen’s full-brother, consigned on THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER


when the sale finished that we could take in what had happened”

Bill and Tara Dwan look after the Irish side of the partnership from County Meath

behalf of his breeder Paul Makin, but he is not the only potential star. He is one of four Galileo youngsters in the draft, which includes a Shamardal half-sister to Creachadoir and Youmzain, and a Fastnet Rock filly out of Irish 1,000 Guineas heroine Nightime. “Fortunately Hydrogen’s brother is very like him in looks and temperament,” says Dwan. “He’s a very relaxed horse and he’s been with us since he was a foal so we know him well. We’re praying that lightning strikes twice. “The Shamardal filly out of Sadima is a really attractive filly with size and scope and she’s bound to attract attention being a half-

sister to two Group 1 winners. The way things have started at Deauville and Doncaster indicates that the market could be very strong. Trade is also strong for horses in training which is good as it means people are in a position to reinvest.” Hydrogen was of course knocked down to Sheikh Fahad Al Thani last year and much of the renewed optimism within the bloodstock industry stems from the significant investment of this young enthusiast along with various strands of his family, which rules the passionate racing nation of Qatar. “These are very exciting times, they really



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from the Qataris is wonderful for the industry. It’s reminiscent of the arrival of the Maktoum family for those of us old enough to remember that. I think potentially we’re in for a few incredible years. For the yearling sales over the next few months anything could happen.” As we speak, the yearling sales have already been underway for almost a month and with horses in training plus foals and breeding stock to come, for those involved throughout, the season presents a thorough test of stamina, as Mead knows all too well. “I think in the first few years we mismanaged our own energy levels slightly,” he admits. “By the time we got to Deauville in December we all felt less than 100% and by the end of that last sale we were shattered. We’ve got better at pacing ourselves and avoiding the late nights and now arrive in better shape. If you’re going to be serious about consigning you can’t really do too much socialising during the sales. “It’s a long season and you have to treat it seriously. In fact, pretty much from the end of the breeding season we’re already preparing for the July Sale and then that goes straight into the Doncaster and Arqana yearlings. I’m lucky that I have a tremendous PA, Camilla Evetts, who is a vital cog in the machine and is very efficient.” One of Evetts’ tasks is to organise the nowfamous Castlebridge July party, which has become a mainstay of the ‘July Week’ festivities in Newmarket and attracts some


>> are,” says Mead. “The new money coming in

Hydrogen, the most expensive yearling of 2012, holds Group 1 entries this month

fairly high-level gatecrashers among the revellers. “We wanted to do something for everybody and hundreds of people come to the party who aren’t our direct clients but it’s designed to be fairly inclusive. We took a year off a few years back and it nearly caused a riot. “We beefed up the security this year as we’ve had some gatecrashers in the past, but then I turned around and I was amazed to see that Paul Bittar had got past security!” Fun it certainly is, but the July party is not

simply a good PR exercise, rather an approach which is continued throughout and against the more serious backdrop of the sales. The key to the team’s philosophy is neatly summarised by Dwan when he says: “The horse business is also very much a people business and we’re lucky that we have a lot of repeat business from people we call friends rather than clients.” It’s an ethos which has almost certainly gone a long way to ensuring the success of The Castlebridge Consignment.

And once October is over...



While Hydrogen’s brother is likely to be a highlight of Tattersalls’ October Sale, The Castlebridge Consignment’s involvement with his family does not end there and, once the yearling sales are largely complete, the team is likely to be at the forefront of a potentially explosive November Sale at Goffs. The recently announced dispersal of the stock of Paul Makin’s Paulyn Ltd will be conducted in Kildare with all 25 mares, fillies, yearlings, foals and horses in training being consigned by Castlebridge. The headline act is arguably this year’s Irish Oaks winner Chicquita, but she goes to market alongside some pretty spectacular mares, including Fleeting Spirit plus her Galileo yearling filly and filly foal, and Funsie, the dam of Authorized and Hydrogen. “I’m rather pinching myself at the quality of stock on offer – they’re collectors’ items,” says Bill Dwan (pictured). “Paul and Lyndall Makin’s decision to sell through Goffs has pleased everyone involved in the business in Ireland, it’s a real boost.” The draft will also feature one of the first mares in foal to Frankel to be sold publicly. She is Song, the unraced sister to Yesterday and Quarter Moon and a grand-daughter of the great Alruccaba, for whom Makin paid 1.7 million gns in December 2009. Dwan adds, “There are some seriously nice mares coming on the market later this season, then once you add in the Frankel factor, not to mention Galileo, it’s going to be a very interesting November and December.”


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‘These are exciting times’ Collective sigh of relief from bloodstock industry as global demand for yearlings rockets



ith the excitement of Goffs’ Orby Sale and Tattersalls’ October Sale to come, the season’s fore-runners have certainly started on the brightest of notes with major gains both in Europe and at America’s major yearling sale at Keeneland. Arqana’s August Sale in Deauville registered the first millionaire of the season – four, in fact – and while the DBS Premier Sale never quite scales those heights, its strength in depth this year had most participants in the auction parading the sales grounds shaking their heads in wonder at the buoyancy of the market. There will certainly be plenty more excitement to follow this month but prior to that, the Kentucky yearling scene found a return to favour with regard to an increased European presence at Keeneland. Sid Fernando offers a précis of events from Books 1 and 2 (pages 69 to 70), and the marathon sale was continuing as we went to press on this issue. After a few years in the doldrums, the bloodstock industry appears to have been relinquished from the grip of the twin spectres of over-production and global recession. One can only concur with Andrew Mead’s assessment during his interview for our feature on The Castlebridge Consignment (pages 56 to 58): “These are exciting times, they really are.”

Chicquita’s three-parts-sister, left, just prior to selling for €1 million at Arqana


Arqana August Yearling Sale

Ballylinch’s Dubawi half-brother to Nahoodh was the first seven-figure lot of 2013


Arqana chose to split its August Sale for the first time – the first three days followed by a single session of more precocious yearlings rebranded as the V2 Sale – and saw a near 36% increase in turnover to €33,790,000, plus an 18% rise in the average price to €134,622. Over the first two elite sessions of the main August Sale, four yearlings reached the magic seven-figure mark led by Coulonces Consignment’s beautifully bred daughter of Dubawi out of Hit The Sky, who brought a €1.5 million bid from Australian-based bloodstock agent James Harron representing an unnamed “new, private investor”. For Anna and Etienne Drion, who have been operating under the Coulonces Consignment banner since 2009, it was a dream come true. Swedish-born Anna had tears in her eyes as she hugged her mother Maja. Her husband Etienne said: “That’s the first THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER

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time we’ve topped a sale and the first horse we’ve sold ever to make more than a million. Damn it feels good! We’ve been knocking on the door for a while – €850,000 is the nearest we’ve come before this.” The filly is a half-sister to Group winners Royal Bench and Memphis Tennessee and hails from a family nurtured by the recently-sold Kilfrush Stud. Darley stallion Dubawi ousted Galileo from the top of the sires’ board with a sale average of €579,375, including one of the joint-top lots of the first session, a Ballylinch Stud-bred halfbrother to Falmouth Stakes winner Nahoodh who sold for €1m to Peter and Ross Doyle and is to be trained by Richard Hannon. “Dubawi’s a brilliant sire and the colt is a halfbrother to a Group 1 winner so we were expecting him to sell well but you can never anticipate a figure like that,” said Ballylinch Stud Manager John O’Connor. At the previous August Sale, a Sea The Stars colt out of Alpine Rose took top billing at €1.2m and that colt’s three-parts-sister turned another profitable sale for Ecurie des Monceaux when becoming the third yearling in two days to sell for €1m. Grey like her Prix Jean Romanet-winning mother and damsire Linamix, the filly was knocked down to MV Magnier on behalf of Coolmore. The same vendor and buyer also teamed up in the transaction of the Galileo three-parts-sister to Irish Oaks winner Chicquita, the last in the quartet of millionaires at the sale. The two fillies helped in no small part to keep Monceaux at the top of the vendors’ leader-board for the second consecutive year. “The turnover at the sale has been strong and we knew we had a nice draft,” said Henri Bozo, who manages Ecurie des Monceaux for Lucien Urano. “We were quite confident but with good reason. When it comes to the offspring of Alpine Rose, there are so few Group 1-winning mares in the hands of commercial breeders, and to offer a daughter of Galileo with a pedigree like that you would hope to get a good sale. We’re very pleased.”

Arqana August Top lots Sex/Breeding


Price (€)


F Dubawi-Hit The Sky

Coulonces Consignment


James Harron B/S

C Dubawi-Mise

Ballylinch Stud


Peter & Ross Doyle B/S

F Galileo-Prudenzia

Ecurie des Monceaux


MV Magnier

F Galileo-Alpine Rose

Ecurie des Monceaux


M V Magnier

C Monsun-Sandy Girl

Haras des Capucines


Mandore International

F Galileo-Zaneton

Haras des Capucines


Peter & Ross Doyle B/S

C Oasis Dream-Mambo Light

Haras du Mezeray


John Ferguson B/S

F Dubawi-Royal Highness

Ecurie des Monceaux


John Ferguson B/S

C Galileo-Dibenoise

Haras de la Reboursière


Pascal Bary

C Dansili-Well Spoken

Haras de l’Hotellerie


Waratah Thoroughbreds

Five-year tale Year



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Avg (€)

Mdn (€)







Top Price (€) 1,500,000





























Arqana V2 Yearling Sale Top lots Sex/Breeding


Price (€)


C Dr Fong-Velda

Haras de Grandcamp


Hautieres B/S

F Orpen-Anatolie

Haras de Tourgeville


MAB Agency

F Dutch Art-Hieroglyph

Haras de Clairefontaine


Con Marnane

C Kendargent-Matwan

Haras de Colleville


Agence Caba 

C Orpen-Serandine

Haras de la Louvière


Agence Caba 

F Slickly-The Legal 

Haras du Cadran


Alain Decrion

C Hannouma-Spark Sept

Haras de Bernesq


Jean-Claude Rouget 

C Orpen-Kocooning

La Motteraye  


Mark Crossman

F Palace Episode-Moonlight 

Haras de l’Hotellerie


Con Marnane 

C Excellent Art-Ziride

Haras de la Reboursière


Agence Fips

F Excellent Art-Afra Tsitsi

Haras du Cadran




Guy Pariente’s Haras de Colleville, which stands French stallion sensation Kendargent just outside Deauville, was represented by just two yearlings in the August Sale, which sold for €450,000 and €170,000. Both were by Kendargent, who stood for a fee of just €1,000 when they were conceived in 2011. The more expensive of the duo is a halfbrother to Style Vendome, the winner of this season’s Group 1 Poule d’Essai des Poulains. Already named Luxe Vendome, the colt was another bought by the Doyles and is also to be trained in the UK by Hannon.

The Drions topped Arqana and Osarus


Arqana V2 Yearling Sale Eighty-eight yearlings made up the final day’s trade in Deauville in August, with a colt and a filly – by Haras du Thenney-based sires Dr Fong and Orpen respectively – sharing top

honours at €115,000. The Haras de Grandcamp-consigned Dr Fong colt enjoyed a decent pedigree update this season courtesy of his talented juvenile halfsister Vorda, winner of the Group 2 Prix Robert Papin and subsequently runner-up to No Nay Never in the Group 1 Prix Morny two days before the colt passed through the ring. The idea that the single-session sale was aiming at those in the market for a more precocious type of horse was enhanced by breeze-up pinhooker Con Marnane leading the buyers’ list with six yearlings bought for €265,000. Among those was a daughter of Dutch Art out of the juvenile winner Hieroglyph, who is already named Hypothese and boasts Classic winner Hatoof as her third dam. Consigned by Haras de Clairefontaine, she was the second most expensive filly of the sale at €76,000.



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SALES CIRCUIT The inaugural V2 Sale achieved a clearance rate of 92%, raising a total of €2,237,500 for 81 yearlings at an average price of €27,623 and median of €20,000.

DBS Premier Yearling Sale Even by this sale’s very good standards the latest edition was a best-seller, with excellent figures, a superb clearance rate and a sense that ebullient expectations had been exceeded. Just over 90% of the 458 yearlings who entered the ring found a buyer, including four that broke £200,000, and there were rises of 21% and 25% in the average and median prices. Shadwell, conspicuous for being inconspicuous at Arqana’s glitzy Deauville yearling auction, turned up at Donny with the burners on full throttle, gaining 19 horses for £1,577,000 to become leading buyer ahead of the formidable Doyle partnership, but an appearance by cool-hand Nicolas de Watrigant, representing Qatar’s Sheikh Joaan, was no less pleasing for the sales company and its vendors. De Watrigant acquired four horses for £329,000, relatively small beer compared to the sums he has spent in recent years, but an endorsement of DBS’s success in making the Premier Sale a must-visit venue for those seeking a horse that could take them to Royal Ascot, where a number of black-type, two-yearold races fits well with this sale’s remit.

“The sums we paid for the horses as foals was huge for us – there was a lot of pressure”

DBS Premier Yearling Sale Top lots Sex/Breeding


Price (£)


C Lawman-Zuniga’s Date

Owenstown Stud


Amanda Skiffington

C Fast Company-Tawaafur

Glacken View


Mandore Int. Agency

C Dark Angel-Danetime Out

Redpender Stud


Peter & Ross Doyle B/S Shadwell Estate

C Dark Angel-Folga

Yeomanstown Stud


C Acclamation-Dance Hall Girl

Castlemartin Stud


Tony Nerses

C Kodiac-Town And Gown

Tally-Ho Stud


Blandford B/S

F Makfi-Aunty Mary

Hillwood Stud


BBA Ireland

C Paco Boy-Crinkle

Highclere Stud


Shadwell Estate

F Dark Angel-Thawrah

Rossenara Stud


David Redvers

Five-year tale Year


Agg (£)

Avg (£)

Mdn (£)

Top Price (£)































Baden-Baden Yearling Sale Top lots



Price (€)


F Wiesenpfad-Saldentigerin (Tiger Hill)

Gestüt Bona


Narvick International

C Monsun-Sasuela (Dashing Blade)

Gestüt Karlshof



C Monsun-Katy Carr (Machiavellian)

Gestüt Brummerhof



F Montjeu-La Reine Noir (Rainbow Quest)



Brookdale Farm

F Nayef-Flames To Dust (Oasis Dream)



Shadwell Estate

C Dansili-Avec Amour (Sadler’s Wells)

Gestüt Fahrhof


Dr Christoph Berglar

C Dansili-Enrica (Niniski)

Gestüt Rottgen


HFTB Racing Agency

C Medicean-La Martina (Seattle Dancer)



Stall Nizza

C Azamour-Lasira (Vettori)

Gestüt Ebbesloh


Narvick International

Five-year tale Year


Agg (€)

Avg (€)

Mdn (€)

Top Price (€)































His top price, £210,000 for a colt by Rathasker Stud’s first-crop sire Fast Company, initiated a two-horse jackpot for sales newcomers Glacken View, aka Ross Moorhead and Oliver Costello. The former learned his trade with Yeomanstown Stud, the latter is an assistant trainer with Godolphin – an unusual blend, but one that turned two pinhooked horses into notable profit. They bought the Fast Company as a foal for €35,000, and a son of Lord Shanakill for €17,000 which they also traded at this sale for £110,000 to Shadwell. It looked easy on paper, and both men looked disbelievingly happy, but as Costello said: “The sums we paid for the horses as foals was huge for us – there was a lot of pressure.” Fortune definitely favoured two very bold players on this occasion. Amanda Skiffington and an unnamed client also showed boldness when landing the >> This colt by Camacho out of Radio Wave was bought by Clive Cox for £105,000





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Osarus Yearling Sale Top lots Sex/Breeding


Price (€)


C Sunday Break-Hexane

Coulonces Consignment


Mandore International

F Sunday Break-Texaloula 

Haras de Clairefontaine


Yann Poirier

F Charge D’Affaires-Malinday

Haras des Faunes


Jean-Claude Rouget

F Duke Of Marmalade Apulia

Haras de Saint-Vincent


Guy Petit

C Cockney Rebel Lille Ida

Haras de l’Hotellerie


Chantilly B/S

F Iffraaj-Peppy Miller

Haras du Logis


Jean-Claude Rouget

F Kendargent-Coconino

Haras d’Ommeel


Sylvain Vidal

C Sunday Break-Princesse D’Orange

Haras de Mandore



C Elusive City-Testama

Haras de Grandcamp


Martyn Meade

C Le Havre-Belle Et Brave

Haras d’ Elbe


BBA Ireland

Five-year tale Year


Agg (€)

Avg (€)

Mdn (€)

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DBS St Leger Festival Yearling Sale Top lots



C Majestic Missile-Carpet Lover

Rossenarra Stud

Price (£)



D Brown

C Avonbridge -Red Sovereign

Trickledown Stud


M Bell

C Verglas-Staylily

Horse Park Stud


BBA Ireland

F Mount Nelson-Mosquera

Battlefield Stud


Tim Easterby

C Piccolo-Selkirk Rose

Throckmorton Court Stud


B O’Ryan/K Dalgleish

F Monsieur Bond-Tibesti

Battlefield Stud


Tall Trees Racing

F Hellvelyn-Rioliina

Catridge Farm Stud


J Portman

C Kheleyf-Sparkling Clear

Redgate Bloodstock


D Brown

F Piccolo-Dahshah

Throckmorton Court Stud


Kubler Racing

C Mullionmileanhour-Peyto Princess

Nelson Farm


J Best

C Thewayyouare-World Sprint Beech

Lane Stables


Peter & Ross Doyle B/S

C Assertive-Zonta Zitkala

Throckmorton Court Stud


Tim Easterby

Five-year tale




Agg (£)

Avg (£)

Mdn (£)

Top Price (£)































£215,000 sale-topper, a son of Lawman, bred and consigned by John Tuthill’s Owenstown Stud. While Darley took no role as buyers, the market continues to be buoyed by other Middle Eastern interests, with Tony Nerses – acting for Saleh Al Homaizi and Imad Al Sagar – the leading buyer on average price with three bought for just over £100,000 each, and in addition to de Watrigant’s Qatari purchases was David Redvers’ total outlay of £522,000 on ten horses. Among sires it was no surprise to see Dark Angel’s name making frequent appearances among the higher lots, while Kodiac was THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER

popular and Makfi’s good start in the ring was reflected by a son and daughter who comfortably broke the six-figure barrier.

Baden-Baden Yearling Sale Buoyant bloodstock sales extended to Germany when the country’s most important auction of yearlings produced another tranche of up-beat figures. Condensed into a one-day sale in 2011, and offering a slightly smaller catalogue again this

year (223 yearlings walked through) it produced a clearance rate of 61% – which is on a par with recent years – a record average and healthy increases in median and turnover. Members of the Maktoum family were notably active, while US-based Brookdale Farm and Emmanuel de Seroux of Narvick International, buying on behalf of Japanese owners, joined overseas buyers in search of the niche German pedigrees which remained an international badge of honour during difficult times on the country’s race tracks. Darley’s Sheikh Mohammed, a noted fan of Germanic bloodlines, gained three of the sale’s top-ten lots and six of the 20 who made six figures, including a pair by Monsun, sire of Darley stallions Manduro and Shirocco. In common with other yearlings at the sale the pair were pre-named – make a note of See The White and Kataro unless given new monikers by their owner – while the top lot proved to be the Narvick-purchased Salwina, a €390,000 half-sister to Group 1 Preis Der Diana winner Salomina. Salwina’s sire was ten-year-old Wiesenpfad (Waky Nao), a stallion who may not have been familiar to non-committed bloodstock observers, although a few days before the sale his first-crop juvenile son Abendwind had landed the Group 3 Zukunfts-Rennen. Foreign buyers dominated the better lots, although German-born businessman Dr Christoph Berglar, of Novellist fame, nipped a Dansili colt from under rival noses with a winning bid of €210,000.

Osarus Yearling Sale This West-Coast of France annual yearling auction has been progressing very nicely, but really upped its game at the mid-September renewal. Stretched into a two-day auction for the first time, it joined the rapidly-expanding club of sales that have boasted record figures during 2013. It should be noted that Tattersalls had formed an alliance with Osarus since last year’s auction, and that must have carried some weight, but in this climate the company would probably have enjoyed a healthy auction regardless. Boosted by their tie-up with British-based allies, Osarus achieved 50% increases in average and median prices, a 55% rise in turnover and a much-improved top price of €85,000. That sum indicates the sale’s place in current European yearling auctions, but it is hard to imagine any rivals boasting such percentage gains this year. The Mandore man, Nicolas de Watrigant, made his mark once again, prising the occasion’s most valuable horse from the ring with a bid of €85,000, which gained him a son of Sunday Break from Anna and Etienne Drion’s Coulonces Consignment. The mating of Sunday



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Three wise men: Willie Carson, Mick Easterby and Terry Holdcroft deep in conversation at the DBS Premier Yearling Sale

Laurence Bellman and Ed Walker

Hubert Strecker


New trainer Charlie Fellowes

Jonathan and Sophie Portman

David Brown

Larry Stratton


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One of the well-appointed sales yards at Arqana

Tom Magnier and son Charlie enjoy No Nay Neverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s victory

Henry Beeby and David Redvers

Elisabeth and Sylvain Vidal

David Myerscough and Mick Flanagan

Men in beige: Tim Kent, Ed Prosser and Grant Harris


Tim Richardson

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Leading UK Based Sires of 3yos in Europe in 2013

Unbeaten Champion 2yo – Classic winning 3yo

by percentage of winners to runners (30+ runners) Sire

Rnr Wnrs

%W/R 2013 Fee (£)

76 47







34 17



58 29



5 Authorized

54 26



6 Halling

38 18



Mount Nelson

55 26




60 28



9 Medicean

67 31



81 37



11 Rail Link

44 20



12 Dubawi

47 20



Exceed and Excel 51 22



1 Dansili

New Approach

AUSSIE RULES Classic winning miler by Danehill

Oasis Dream

14 Kyllachy

57 24



15 Dutch Art

63 26



Source: Hyperion 08/09/2013

Also Standing Successful 1st Crop Si re


Group 1 winning leading international miler Won 6 races (5 Group races), on 3 continents and £1.2m, beating 19 individual Group 1 winners (3 Classic winners). TFR 127 – 2lbs higher than his great sire KINGMAMBO.

One of the best bred stallions in the world His dam is half sister to NUREYEV and to the dam of SADLER’S WELLS. She is also grandam of American Champion BLAME.

First crop sire in 2013 of: LADY PENKO (dual winner and dual Stakes-placed), ONE PENNY PIECE (dual winner) & LIVE GRACE (winner).


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SALES CIRCUIT was a highlight of the sales calendar. Times have changed, so has DBS’s auction venue – now a purpose-built complex four furlongs down the road – and the St Leger Sale has been overshadowed by the same company’s Premier Sale in late August. Worse, it seems the French have now stuck the boot in by staging an upwardlymobile event which enjoyed two days of record trade in the same week. The St Leger Festival Sale, held on the eve of the season’s final British Classic, was humbled into offering just 83 horses – compared to 149 in 2012 – of which 56 found homes. The reduced numbers saw turnover fall 66%, although the average held true and the median rose 14%, but DBS could be forgiven for believing the curse of Friday the 13th

Break with the yearling’s dam, Hexane – while he stood at Walmac in Kentucky – had produced Group 1 winner and sire Never On Sunday, so that horse’s young sibling was always likely to be popular. Sunday Break, whose first French-bred progeny are now three, was also responsible for a €75,000 colt bought by agent Yann Poirier, and a €47,000 colt gained by SackvilleDonald from the de Watrigant family’s Haras De Mandore, based in South West France near Pau.

DBS St Leger Festival Yearling Sale It is only a few years since the sale of yearlings held by DBS during the St Leger meeting

(of September) had indeed played its hand. In fact the company’s Managing Director, Henry Beeby, cast his eyes across the Channel in seeking reasons for the event’s depletion, saying: “I think it’s fair to say that we were not helped by some potential purchasers being pulled to France by a relatively new sale [run by Osarus at Pornichet].” He pledged to look at his auction’s position in the calendar and said “revamping” may be necessary. The highlight of this low-key affair proved to be a son of Majestic Missile, offered from John and Martyn McEnery’s Rossenarra Stud in County Kilkenny. Foaled by Carpet Lover, a half-sister to King’s Stand Stakes runner-up Misty Eyed, he made £38,000 when knocked down to Yorkshire trainer David Brown.

Format renewed, the buzz returns Keeneland September Yearling Sale

sale at the height of the market before the economic collapse. The last of the five sevenfigure sales on Thursday came seven lots from the end when Shadwell Estate Company purchased a Tapit sister to US Grade 1 winner Tell a Kelly for $1m. Earlier in the afternoon, MV Magnier had purchased the sale-topper for Coolmore, a $2.5m War Front colt from Blading Gold Ring, by During. As it turned out, Gainesway’s Tapit, with four million-dollar horses, and Claiborne’s War Front, the favorite among international buyers, battled throughout Book 1 for the top spot, and when the dust settled Tapit just barely emerged on top with 31 sold for $13.995m versus 27 sold for $12.835m for War Front. All told, 546 lots made $153.385m, a significant bit of it fueled by foreign money. Incredibly, 17.5% of that total was spent on the progeny of Tapit and War Front together, though 74 other sires were represented with Book 1 lots.

By Sid Fernando Sunny late summer weather and a reformatted Book 1 catalogue that spanned four days served as the backdrop to a resurgent Keeneland September Yearling Sale in Lexington, Kentucky during the first week of selling. The two-week sale began auspiciously on September 9, almost right away: 19 lots in, the Niarchos family’s Flaxman Stables went to $1.5 million for an outstanding Medaglia d’Oro filly from the A.P. Indy mare Flying Passage.  By the end of selling through the first book on Thursday, the demand for stock at the top of the market had remained unabated. Eighteen horses brought a million or more, which matched the seven-figure total from the 2008



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Keeneland September Yearling Sale


Top lots

The $2.5m sale-topping War Front colt


Sheikh Hamdan al Maktoum’s Shadwell led all buyers through Book 1, purchasing 25 lots for $11.3m. Shadwell increased its numbers from last year, when it bought 17 lots for $8.25m, and this year its purchases included four yearlings by the red-hot War Front to none in 2012. Shadwell also purchased three Tapits, but, more notably, Shadwell bought two yearlings by the once-unheralded Ramsey Farm sire Kitten’s Joy, whose exploits in 2013 include getting three Grade 1 winners – Big Blue Kitten, Admiral Kitten and Real Solution – on the same day in the US. Coolmore was the second-leading buyer, with seven total purchases for $7.35m. MV Magnier signed the tickets for four lots totaling $5.9m – each a seven-figure purchase. Demi O’Byrne purchased an additional three yearlings for $1.45m. War Front was a major focus for Coolmore, too. In addition to the $2.5m colt, Coolmore bought colts for $1m, $650,000, and $450,000 to go along with a colt for $500,000 purchased at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearling



Price ($)


C War Front-Blading Gold Ring

Woods Edge Farm, agent


MV Magnier

F Indian Charlie-Take Charge Lady Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent


Whisper Hill Farm LLC

F Tiznow-Silken Cat


Borges Torrealba Holdings/TCF

Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent

C Medaglia d’Oro-Supercharger

Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent


Spendthrift & Stonestreet Stables

F Tiznow-Easter Bunnette

Mill Ridge Sales, agent


Solis Bloodstock

C Tapit-Successful Outlook

Gainesway, agent VIII

1,550,000 Regis Farms & Stonestreet Stables

F Medaglia d’Oro-Flying Passage

Gainesway, agent XXIV


C Galileo-Starlight Dreams

Woods Edge Farm, agent IX


MV Magnier

F Malibu Moon-Hollywood Story

Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent


Northwest Stud

F Bernardini-Pacific Spell

Brereton C Jones/Airdire Stud Inc 1,300,000

Baumann Stables, LLC

sale in early August. With Declaration of War, War Command and Lines Of Battle at Ballydoyle in partnership with Joe Allen, who bred and raced War Front, Coolmore was one of the first European outfits to exploit this up-andcoming young sire whose Keeneland yearlings were conceived on only a $15,000 stud fee but averaged a Book 1-leading $475,370. In fact, the lowest-priced of 27 War Fronts to sell in Book 1 made $100,000. Coolmore also bought a Tapit colt for $1m, took a $350,000 flyer on the first-crop Elusive Quality horse Quality Road, and purchased the Galileo half-brother to its Mastercraftsman for $1.4m. Galileo, altogether, had five lots sell in Book 1 for prices of $550,000, $300,000, $250,000, and $115,000. By Friday afternoon, Keeneland’s dark day, Coolmore’s buying team of Paul Shanahan, MV Magnier, Clem Murphy, and Richard Henry were passing through security at Blue Grass Airport on their way to Dublin, their mission accomplished.  By changing the format of the first week of the sale to combine what were once Books 1 and 2 into one extended catalogue that started at noon and ended by six-ish, Keeneland kept the big spenders and international buyers in town for a week and the results spoke for themselves.

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Several newer players to the auction scene in the last few years that made an impact at Keeneland included Canadian Nat Rea’s Regis Farm, which purchased six lots, including an Unbridled’s Song colt for $1.1m. Regis also bought a Tapit colt for $1.55m in partnership with Barbara Banke’s Stonestreet Stables. Stonestreet utilised the partnership formula to buy three other stallion prospects: with B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift, it purchased a Medaglia d’Oro colt for $1.7m and a Distorted Humor colt for $925,000; and with Antony Beck’s Gainesway, a Tapit colt for $1.2m. Venezuelan Giuseppe Iadisernia’s Northwest Stud, a newcomer, was also a prominent buyer. Northwest Stud purchased 12 lots for $3.985m, for an average price of $332,083, headed by a Malibu Moon filly for $1.35m.  The new Book 2 session that began Saturday, September 14, and ended Sunday catered more to the domestic marketplace. Robert LaPenta’s Whitehorse Stables led buyers on Saturday with six lots purchased for $1.835m, and pinhooker Nick de Meric topped buyers on Sunday with 11 lots for $1.2m, but the leading US buyer through Books 1 and 2 was Ben Glass, with 21 purchases for $6.295m. Glass is racing manager for prominent owners Gary and Mary West.

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An easy cross to bear


The successful nicking of Danehill mares with Galileo looks set to continue

Teofilo, right, an early Group 1-winning example of the Galileo-Danehill cross


hen Romantica triumphed in the Prix Jean Romanet, she became the eighth Group 1 winner to represent the highly successful Galileo/Danehill cross. At the same time she improved Juddmonte’s record with this cross to two Group 1 winners and a Group 3 winner from the farm’s first four foals of racing age, the others being the incomparable Frankel and his brother Noble Mission. Of course Juddmonte isn’t alone in its admiration of this fruitful partnership, which owes a great deal of its popularity to Teofilo, the champion two-year-old of 2006 who was one of Galileo’s two second-crop foals out of Danehill mares. The number of Danehill mares visiting Galileo had been steadily increasing, producing four named foals in 2005 (including Derby Italiano winner Cima de Triomphe), five in 2006 (including the 1,000 Guineas runner-up Cuis Ghaire) and seven in 2007 (one of them being Gile Na Greine, a close third in the 2010 1,000 Guineas). Then the floodgates opened after Teofilo’s exploits in 2006. Frankel and his fellow Classic winners Roderic O’Connor and Golden Lilac ranked among the cross’s 17 foals of 2008. The next year saw a further 19, headed by the Group 1-winning fillies Maybe and Romantica, and the smart Noble Mission.


Theoretically, the success of this cross should rise exponentially, as its early successes have resulted in Galileo cornering the market as the go-to stallion for daughters of Danehill. The 2010 batch totalled 25 (including three as-yet-unnamed foals). The very likeable Intello, winner of the Prix du Jockey-Club, is comfortably the most accomplished of them but the Oaks second Secret Gesture, the St James’s Palace third Mars and the Irish Oaks fourth Scintillula have all run well at the highest level.

Results speak for themselves It is quite a startling statistic that by 2011 foals out of Danehill mares accounted for roughly a fifth of Galileo’s entire crop. Most of the 31 (which include three as-yet-unnamed foals) have yet to race but the signs are that this collection is going to add further lustre to the cross’s luminous reputation. Tapestry, winner of the Debutante Stakes, would surely have given Rizeena more to do had she not been hampered in the Moyglare Stud Stakes. The Silver Flash Stakes winner Wonderfully was another who suffered from Kiyoshi’s meanderings in the Moyglare. Also showing considerable promise are Dazzling, a sister to Roderic O’Connor who defeated a well-bred field on her Curragh debut; Orchestra, an easy winner of his second race,

having finished second on debut in the hot maiden race won by Free Eagle; and Mekong River, a winner of his first three starts. Galileo’s current crop of yearlings numbers 188 and, again, a sizeable proportion of this crop was produced by Danehill’s daughters – unsurprisingly, as they were conceived in 2011, following Frankel’s two-year-old championship. There are 33 of them, which equates to 17.5%, and they include siblings to Golden Lilac, Roderic O’Connor, Maybe, Tapestry, Mars and Wonderfully. Quite a few of the 33 are scheduled to come under the hammer in October, with the six in Book 1 featuring a sister (lot 135) to Roderic O’Connor and Dazzling. One of the colts (ot 449) is out of a smart sister to the top Australian colt Elvstroem. Three of the Galileos at Goffs Orby also have dams by Danehill. One can only wonder what heights Galileo’s 2013 crop might achieve. Although many of his foals have yet to be reported, there are siblings to Frankel and Golden Lilac among them. One of the problems with popular nicks is the tendency for them to lose their potency as everyone tries to jump on the bandwagon with mares which may suit from a pedigree viewpoint but not on the score of conformation. It is essential to remember that many of the early eye-catchers from the Galileo/Danehill cross are out of very accomplished mares. For example, Frankel and Noble Mission are out of Kind, a Listed winner with a Timeform rating of 112. Then there’s Teofilo (out of a Listed winner rated 111), Golden Lilac (out of a Group 1 winner rated 120), Intello (dam a Group 2 winner rated 114), Romantica (out of a multiple Group 1 winner rated 128) and Tapestry (whose dam Rumplestiltskin was a dual Group 1 winner at two). Then there’s Cima de Triomphe, whose dam won the Group 2 Italian 1,000 Guineas, while Roderic O’Connor and Maybe are respectively out of Listed winners rated 106 and 109. Wonderfully’s dam Massarra is a Group-placed Listed winner with an official rating of 107. That accounts for all eight of the Group 1 winners bred on the cross, plus its only Group 2 winner and for two of the four Group 3 winners. The two remaining Group 3 winners are out of the unraced Scribonia, a daughter


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“Popular nicks tend

to lose potency as breeders jump on the bandwagon with unsuitable mares” As a fellow Coolmore sire, Danehill Dancer is at the forefront of the alternatives. His daughters have made a fine start with Galileo, with the dual Group 3 winner Quest For Peace leading a squad of four black-type performers among the first 11 northern hemisphere foals bred this way. The potential of this cross will receive a more thorough testing with its foals of 2011 and 2012. Its ten two-year-olds include the unbeaten Listed winner Indian Maharaja and the debut winner Illinois. The 12 living yearlings by Galileo out of Danehill Dancer mares include youngsters out of such talented racemares as Lillie Langtry, Tamazirte, Chintz, Ice Queen, Famous, Latin Love, Devoted To You and Remember When. You will gauge the potential of this cross when I point out that Lillie Langtry won the Group 1 Coronation Stakes and that Tamazirte, Remember When and Ice Queen were all narrowly beaten in Classics. No doubt Galileo will also be paired with some of the best daughters of Dansili – a stallion with ten Group 1-winning daughters to his credit. We have already seen Dansili’s Listed winner Prudenzia represented by Galileo fillies which sold for €1,100,000 in 2012 and €1,000,000 in 2013. THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER

Fillies all the fashion for sons of Shadwell matriarch Bearing in mind that Height Of Fashion’s celebrated sons Unfuwain and Nashwan both died in 2002, anyone could be forgiven for forgetting the finer points of their stallion careers. Unfuwain’s legacy included eight Group 1 winners, of which all bar Alhaarth were fillies. Among them were a 1,000 Guineas winner in Lahan, an Oaks winner in Eswarah and three winners of the Irish Oaks in Bolas, Petrushka and Lailani. It was a similar story with Nashwan. Although he sired the top colts Swain and Bago, four of his six Group 1 winners were fillies. One of them, Wandesta, was a champion in the USA, while One So Wonderful defeated the males in the Juddmonte International. In the circumstances we shouldn’t be too surprised that Nayef – Height Of Fashion’s youngest stallion son – should also prove a proficient sire of fillies. He currently has eight Group winners from his six crops aged three or over. No fewer than six of the eight are fillies, including the Prix de l’Opera winner Lady Marian, who was sold for 1,800,000gns in 2008. Two of the eight – Tasaday and Sparkling Beam – have been in fine form in France this year, with this pair of threeyear-olds taking first and second places in both the Group 3 Prix de Psyche and the Group 2 Prix de la Nonette (which

appropriately is sponsored by Shadwell). Before anyone considers dismissing Nayef’s sons, I should point out that his highest-rated winner is a colt. And I should also quickly point out that this colt – Tamayuz – is making a pleasing start as a stallion. Tamayuz was a highly effective miler on his day, as he showed in beating Raven’s Pass in the Prix Jean Prat and Natagora in the Prix Jacques le Marois. However, as a French-raced horse, he had to work to win the affections of Ireland’s breeders when he retired to Derrinstown Stud. His first two crops total 123 foals, compared to the 199 of his contemporary New Approach, but that hasn’t stopped him siring ten runners in 2013 which have managed to attain a Racing Post Rating of 102 or more. He did this even though his Group 2-winning first-crop son Sir Prancealot was retired at the end of his juvenile career. Among them are Molecomb hero Brown Sugar, who along with Sir Prancealot has confirmed Tamayuz’s ability to sire much speedier stock than might be expected of a miler sired by Nayef from the family of Galileo. Unfortunately, Tamayuz covered only 26 mares in his third season, but his bold showing among the first-crop sires of 2012 will surely earn him much more support this year.


of a talented half-sister to the top sprinter Double Form. In other words, it seems that you largely need not only a Danehill mare but a Danehill mare who was distinctly above average if you are to reap the full rewards of this celebrated nick. Chances are, though, that Galileo’s very high stud fee will itself ensure that there’s plenty of quality control among the daughters of Danehill visiting the soon-to-be five-time champion sire. Of course Danehill’s youngest daughters will be ten years old at the start of the next breeding season, so many breeders are beginning to look to mares by Danehill’s sons as possible alternatives. This trend is sure to grow, especially after this year’s Irish 2,000 Guineas was won impressively by Magician, whose dam is one of only 35 broodmare daughters of Danehill’s very fast son Mozart.

Height Of Fashion became the bedrock of Sheikh Hamdan’s Shadwell Stud


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No bad thing to race on Good Friday Richard Wayman says new day is a real opportunity, providing it meets certain criteria It would have been impossible for anybody with the slightest interest in racing to have missed the heated debate on the introduction of fixtures on Good Friday in 2014. The starting point for many contributors has been that we already have more than enough fixtures, particularly with the horse population in decline. This year there will be meetings programmed on 361 days, with the only blank dates being three days at Christmas and Good Friday. Despite the fact that bank holiday fixtures attract decent crowds, the vast majority of meetings staged on public holidays comprise low-grade racing and poor prize-money levels. Take Easter Monday, for example, when there were seven fixtures staged this year but only Plumpton offered total prize money of more than £43,000. If proposals to race on Good Friday simply involved the addition of more moderate racing, I can’t imagine that many people would view them with any enthusiasm, particularly as they are sure to have some impact on the popular open days at Lambourn and Middleham. Details of proposals from racecourses to race on Good Friday in 2014 have yet to be made public but from the information that has

appeared, we know that in addition to a sixfigure prize-money card at Musselburgh, the headlines have centred on a £1 million Finals Day at Lingfield, the culmination of an improved all-weather programme through the winter. The deterioration of the winter programme in recent years has made for particularly depressing viewing and it should not be a surprise to anybody that owners have voted with their feet and left all-weather tracks increasingly scratching around for an ever dwindling pool of horses.

concern that Good Friday could suffer the same fate of Sunday racing, introduced in 1995 with promises of quality but, with a few exceptions, has evolved into an uninspiring diet of moderate, poorly funded racing. This will require the BHA retaining control of Good Friday fixtures so that, every year, racecourses would have to apply to stage leasehold fixtures on that particular date. This is significant because not only does it mean that prize-money criteria would be applied when assessing applications but, even more importantly, to stage a leasehold fixture on Good Friday or any other day, a racecourse must have signed a prize-money agreement with horsemen. For the first time, these will establish a contractual link between racecourse revenue and their prize-money across their entire fixture list. A final thought, and speaking as someone who will spend part of Good Friday in church, I hope that employers, whether horsemen or racecourses, will understand and respect those staff members for whom this represents an important day in their beliefs. Good Friday racing is a sensitive issue but, in my view, introducing a limited number of quality fixtures carries far more positives than negatives. On a day when there is little competition from other sports, as long as it is set up in the right way, it would be a welcome development for owners and British racing as a whole.

“This is a day when there is little competition from other sports”

In my mind, the biggest single issue facing our sport is the economics of racehorse ownership, with, on average, owners recovering just 21% of the costs associated with keeping a horse in training. So, if proposals to race on Good Friday would lead to a significant increase in the current financial return to owners, then, in principle, I would be supportive. We must guard against the perfectly valid

Don’t miss your ROA members who qualify for the Racecourse Badge Scheme for Owners can enjoy free admission at more than 100 participating fixtures during the month of October. To follow are just a few of the highlights that are included during the month.


October 5 – Newmarket

Reckless Abandon and Dawn Approach (right) starred on Future Champions’ Day


The first October fixture at Newmarket offers a £923,000 card, featuring the £300,000 Tattersalls Millions 2yo Fillies Trophy and £500,000 Tattersalls Millions 2yo Trophy.

October 12 – Newmarket Savour some of the season’s top juveniles competing at Dubai Future Champions’ Day


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at Tickets are £175 per person and the ticket price includes a half bottle of wine. Tables of ten are available at a discounted rate of £1,550. Places can be booked online or by calling the ROA on 020 7152 0200. All award winners are voted for by ROA members. Full details of voting will be circulated in early November. This year, ROA members are invited to let us know which horses they feel should feature in the nominations for the Special Achievement Award. To put forward a horse, please email Keely Brewer at with the horse’s name and a short summary of no more than 50 words as to why you think it deserves to be nominated. Sponsors are sought for the award categories and for just £3,000 sponsors will receive a full page advertisement in the awards brochure, present the trophy to the successful owner on the night and are provided with a table for ten at the event. Any organisation interested in sponsoring one of the awards should contact the ROA office.

Members are urged to book their place for racing’s premier night of the festive season, the ROA Horseracing Awards. The event is being held at a new venue, the InterContinental Hotel on Park Lane in London, on Thursday, December 5. The black-tie evening is attended by the season’s leading owners and trainers and recognises the season’s top racehorses, both Flat and jumps. This year’s Awards is being run in support of the Injured Jockeys Fund and full details of the evening can be found online



Book your Awards places now

The connections of Frankel (above), and Jonjo O’Neill and Jilly Cooper (top) at last year’s Awards

free admission days in October

October 18 & 19 – Cheltenham The Showcase meeting is one of the first big events of the 2013/14 National Hunt season and a chance to enjoy great racing with the opportunity of seeing behind the scenes at the greatest jumps course in Britain. The weighing room and parade ring are open to the public before racing, and there are other opportunities to see, hear about and participate in aspects of racing that are usually off-limits.


October 25 & 26 – Doncaster and Newbury The Racing Post Trophy provides the £200,000 Group 1 feature for two-year-olds on Doncaster’s Saturday card. On the same afternoon, Newbury stages a high-class fixture, including two Group 3 events, the Horris Hill and St Simon Stakes.

October 26 & 27 – Aintree Jumps fans can enjoy a weekend of racing at the home of the Crabbie’s Grand National. Saturday features the Old Roan Chase and Sunday is a family day. Full details of all participating fixtures can be accessed in the Members Area of the ROA website by ROA members, whose cards are activated for the scheme.


in the Dewhurst, Middle Park and Rockfel Stakes. Last year’s raceday featured winning performances from Reckless Abandon and Dawn Approach. The card also features the stayers’ favourite over two miles and two furlongs, the £250,000 Cesarewitch.


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Do you know owners who aren’t ROA members? If so, they could potentially be missing out on saving thousands of pounds through the various money-saving benefits of ROA membership. Last month’s issue referred to the ROA’s owner-sponsorship scheme, supported by Satellite Information Services (SIS), which allows members to reclaim an average of £4,000 of VAT for each horse sponsored. But the savings don’t stop there. As well as

members saving an average of £60 per year on their BHA registration fees, they can also save money by making use of the Racecourse Badge Scheme for Owners (offering qualifying members* free admission to over 1,300 fixtures per year), free owners’ car park label and automatic third party liability insurance* (up to £10 million liability). They can also access exclusive

News on the move Members can keep up to date with ROA news and offers online via Twitter, by following @RacehorseOwners and @OwnerBreeder. Other ROA recommendations to follow on Twitter: @AtTheRaces and @Racing_UK @BHA Press Office – official news feed of the British Horseracing Authority @BreedersCup – racing’s world championship at Santa Anita on November 1 and 2 @ChampionsSeries – news from QIPCO British Champions’ Series @PA_Stables – news powered by the Press Association @RaceHorseTrader – commission-free way to buy and sell horses online @RacingPost – all the latest racing news and comment @RCAGoingReports – official going reports posted by 7am for that day’s racing @RPBloodstock – bloodstock news from the Racing Post

discounted hospitality packages at some of the biggest meetings in the racing calendar as well as ad hoc discounts on various other racing-related products and services. Not only that but they could even have their membership fee refunded in full if they decide to take out a household insurance policy with Hiscox through Weatherbys Hamilton. Further details on all of the money-saving benefits of membership can be found at Therefore, if you know an owner who may benefit from membership but who is not currently a member, then the ROA would urge you to recommend them to join the association that represents their interests. If you recommend a friend, and they join, you will be sent a bottle of wine as thanks, as will the new member. To arrange delivery of your free wine please email quoting ‘Friend’, your membership number and the name of the new member whom you have recommended to the ROA. *Full terms and conditions at

The dos and don’ts of buying at sales 1 Don’t work alone. Having the opinion of a bloodstock agent who understands the market as well as the racehorse trainer who will train the horse is invaluable. Apart from their expert advice, it is always good to have a second/third opinion. 2 Discuss your budget prior to going into the sales ring and try to stick to it. Remember, the race is out on the racecourse and there are no prizes for being first at the auction. 3 Make sure you watch him/her again in the pre-sales ring before you bid. By then your conformation notes should all be complete, and this last look is to ensure you are happy that the horse’s temperament is coping with the whole occasion. 4 You don’t have to be a fashion follower. In the vast majority of cases a stallion’s first crop of foals are by far the most expensive he will ever have. A first-season sire is very popular because no one has bought or trained a loser by him yet! That situation will soon change. 5 Don’t go for a drink in the bar until after you have bought your horse!



Anthony Bromley, co-director of Highflyer Bloodstock, suggests the following tips for an owner going to the sales this autumn/winter:

Anthony Bromley (right) has sound advice for members

ROA members can rest assured when purchasing yearlings and older horses at the sales that the ROA’s automatic third party liability insurance provides cover if a horse they buy causes damage or injury to a third party or their property.   Cover is effective from fall of hammer, provided the intention is to start preparation for training, i.e. breaking in, following the sale. Full details and policy wording are detailed at


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story that turns on talking with a colleague’s girlfriend in a pub might lead most of our thoughts in a certain direction. It would be the wrong direction, however, as the conversation was about racehorses and ownership, and the catalyst for Tim Dykes. He explains: “My entry into ownership was through chatting to a colleague’s girlfriend in the pub after work. Her father, Graham Shaw, was involved in horses with Hen Knight, including Lord Noelie. I became involved in the next new partnership and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.” So much so, that Dykes now has interests in several horses and has recently taken the plunge on his own. Ishikawa has landed a Sandown handicap in Dykes’s colours, having previously raced – and won – for the ROA Racing Partnership V. Dykes reveals: “Ishikawa was bought to be a hurdler but never really took to it, so Alan King suggested trying him back on the allweather, where he ran up a succession of wins and places over the last year or so.

“I was extremely

impressed with the set-up at Spigot Lodge so I sent Ishikawa to Karl Burke” “The ROA partnership was mainly made up of jumps enthusiasts who weren’t keen on traipsing to Wolverhampton and Lingfield. On several occasions I’d be the only one there, so it almost felt like I owned him alone. “The partnership voted 6-2 to sell him and agreed a price. I decided I’d be interested in keeping him – although he’s no world beater, he’s consistent and game, a good fun horse to invite friends, family and business contacts along to watch race. A bit of sentimentality in the decision, but not too much! “I’ve stayed in the ROA partnership, as have most of the other members, and we have used ‘my’ money to buy another jumping prospect with Alan.” Of his choice of Karl Burke to train Ishikawa, Dykes says: “I’ve become closely involved with Jon Hughes’s excellent Owners THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER

Diary dates and reminders OCTOBER 19 QIPCO British Champions’ Day ROA facility in a beautifully appointed box in the Grandstand at Ascot with a tailored hospitality package exclusively for members and guests.

OCTOBER 26 National Student Raceday Six racecourses – Aintree, Chepstow, Doncaster, Newbury, Stratford-on-Avon and Wolverhampton – are offering discounted tickets to students who hold an NUS card. Entry to the grandstand will cost £10. Badges must be booked in advance: see

DECEMBER 5 ROA Horseracing Awards The ROA Horseracing Awards dinner and dance at the InterContinental Hotel, Park Lane, London.

Tim Dykes with daughter Amy and unraced prospect Future Guilded

for Owners initiative. Jon has been a big cheerleader for Karl and Elaine. “Jon and I were at Doncaster Sales with some of the Owners for Owners trainers looking for new jumps horses, and we took in York on Dante day when Libertarian won for the Burkes. We had a stable visit arranged for the next day and I was extremely impressed with the whole set-up at Spigot Lodge. “Some colleagues had expressed an interest in joining a partnership in a Yorkshire-trained Flat horse, so when Ishikawa came up for sale several pieces of a jigsaw came together. “They ended up backing out but I’m happy how things worked out, especially as Pete Din, who was the other member of the ROA partnership who voted to keep him, has retained a small share.” Shares, rather than sole ownership, are still Dykes’s bread and butter, and he can count as his trainers, in addition to Burke and King, Jamie Snowden, Charlie Longsdon, Anthony Honeyball, Philip Hobbs, Martin Keighley, Emma Lavelle and Sir Michael Stoute. So how did this all start? “I became interested in racing from the age of seven via the Grand National,” replies Dykes. “My dad put a bet on Crisp for me – I liked crisps! – and he backed Red Rum... I was hooked after that and have loved the sport ever since.” Dykes loves several things about racing and being a racehorse owner but, inevitably, the financial returns is not among them. Asked his opinion on prize-money, Dykes

Bookings for all ROA events can be made online at or by calling the ROA on 020 7152 0200.

says: “It’s unprintable! In any industry there’s a value chain. In racing, owners take too little of that value in relation to what they invest.” His line of business means his views should be afforded plenty of respect, Dykes adding: “I’m an accountant by training, though I now act as a small venture capitalist, raising finance and investing in start-up and developing businesses in the technology and telecoms sectors.” He also describes himself as a “very serious sports punter, specialising in golf, rugby, football and of course racing.” Bookmakers, then, can make up for those prize-money deficiencies!

Digest offer ROA members can sign up to receive a free sample e-mail issue of James Underwood’s European Racing & Breeding Digest. The Digest is a weekly report on performances and pedigrees in Britain, Ireland, France and other European countries, packed with insightful comment and analysis. To receive your complimentary issue, please email jamesunderwood@digest.


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Dedicated dining facility at Bath Bath is the latest track to open a dedicated dining facility for owners and trainers. The Lansdowne Suite offers owners with a runner the same package as in the popular Beau Nosh restaurant, but at a fraction of the price. The three-course meal costs £20, as opposed to £45 in Beau Nosh. Alternatively, owners can choose to

have the main course only for £10, or the starter or dessert at £5 each. Following on from this year’s new ARC policy, Bath also offers a big screen at all meetings, free food for owners wishing not to take advantage of the Lansdowne Suite, and unlimited complimentary tea, coffee and fruit juice.

The Lansdowne Suite offers owners with runners a £20-a-head menu

Chester extends badge policy for all owners The ROA Raceday Committee members visit all racecourses on an annual basis to discuss ways of improving the owners’ raceday experience. Following the most recent visit to the always excellent Chester, whose offering would be towards the very top end of all racecourses, we are pleased to report that they have agreed to extend their badge policy for owners. From 2014, owners with runners at the track will now all be offered six complimentary owners’ badges, regardless


of their ownership set-up. This change will also be reciprocated at Chester’s sister course, unique Welsh track Bangor. Popular Gold Standard racecourse Chester will continue to offer four free lunches per owner in their luxurious Owners’ and Trainers’ Pavilion, with additional places often available to purchase on the day.  Marwan Koukash loves Chester and will be delighted to hear about the enhanced badge allocation

Fontwell House the new base for connections

The unique figure-of-eight racecourse that is Fontwell Park has recently re-located their owners’ and trainers’ facility to the picturesque Fontwell House.  Owners using the amenity will now have the option of dining in the Bistro restaurant, where a two-course meal will cost just £15.  Alternatively, private outdoor seating allows owners to enjoy a complimentary light lunch within the landscaped topiary gardens. This new owners’ and trainers’ facility will be developed further in 2014, with a full redecoration of Fontwell House.

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Flat Racecourse League Table Ptn Racecourse

1 Ascot 2 York 3 Epsom Downs 4 Newmarket 5 Goodwood 6 Chester 7 Sandown Park 8 Doncaster 9 Newbury 10 Haydock Park 11 Musselburgh 12 Pontefract 13 Salisbury 14 Ripon 15 Newcastle 16 Ffos Las 17 Ayr 18 Carlisle 19 Thirsk 20 Windsor 21 Beverley 22 Hamilton Park 23 Leicester 24 Kempton Park 25 Warwick 26 Nottingham 27 Redcar 28 Bath 29 Catterick Bridge 30 Lingfield Park 31 Folkestone 32 Yarmouth 33 Wolverhampton 34 Chepstow 35 Brighton 36 Southwell Total

Figures for period September 1, 2012 to August 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 (£)


361,497 162,565 122,144 89,378 84,916 72,629 55,982 54,933 46,104 39,075 31,432 26,309 25,751 25,725 25,127 24,668 23,925 21,759 20,054 19,866 19,192 18,957 18,373 18,014 16,320 16,218 15,651 15,624 15,112 13,118 13,039 12,644 11,067 10,793 10,435 9,307 36,170

116,107 99,732 68,765 76,707 73,337 45,095 54,959 54,822 60,802 45,531 22,822 30,708 26,487 27,580 18,666 8,956 36,924 15,625 21,904 19,030 20,924 21,371 18,925 14,465 20,294 22,193 17,276 12,941 16,784 19,465 12,860 18,191 14,016 13,688 17,411 15,991 29,879

159,665 83,956 81,063 72,782 27,751 8,085 17,679 36,420 27,582 14,948 5,121 3,715 5,323 4,310 6,862 2,962 8,727 4,496 5,765 4,727 3,094 3,391 4,652 3,274 4,015 5,351 17,215 2,908 2,626 2,767 3,034 2,676 2,241 2,708 2,232 1,883 14,907

637,269 346,254 272,555 239,577 186,636 126,516 129,284 147,446 137,220 100,785 61,428 61,345 59,698 58,449 52,862 36,986 70,060 43,180 50,190 44,411 45,100 44,281 43,198 37,777 41,083 45,928 51,815 32,359 36,857 36,919 29,767 33,900 29,268 28,010 30,607 27,999 82,301

18 17 12 38 19 17 19 25 17 24 17 16 15 15 17 8 13 10 15 26 20 16 21 84 11 18 15 23 17 100 3 27 117 14 17 34 894

11,470,837 5,886,320 3,270,659 9,103,938 3,546,086 2,150,765 2,391,761 3,686,145 2,332,743 2,375,649 1,044,275 981,523 895,463 876,732 898,650 277,394 910,781 431,800 752,850 1,154,686 902,010 708,500 907,156 3,173,248 451,908 826,710 777,229 744,268 626,575 3,691,936 89,300 915,296 3,424,363 392,135 520,318 951,962 73,541,969

378,123 158,657 115,931 87,641 85,618 70,586 44,786 58,922 46,715 37,778 31,445 19,502 25,591 26,654 24,129 23,612 21,708 15,009 23,921 15,644 11,227 19,872 13,634 16,684 17,686 13,712 12,610 18,027 12,904 12,558 12,070 11,499 10,550 10,743 10,138 9,574 35,300

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Jumps Racecourse League Table Ptn Racecourse

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43

Cheltenham Aintree Ascot Haydock Park Sandown Park Kempton Park Newbury Ayr Perth Warwick Chepstow Cartmel Musselburgh Wetherby Newton Abbot Newcastle Wincanton Kelso Stratford-on-Avon Taunton Ludlow Fakenham Market Rasen Ffos Las Wolverhampton Carlisle Exeter Doncaster Worcester Plumpton Hexham Fontwell Park Southwell Uttoxeter Hereford Folkestone Bangor-on-Dee Leicester Lingfield Park Huntingdon Towcester 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 (£)


236,956 235,377 109,586 87,068 68,189 44,662 42,259 32,818 28,029 27,256 26,551 24,931 24,399 23,488 22,763 21,429 21,121 19,845 18,817 18,722 18,485 18,469 18,407 17,520 17,500 16,779 14,605 13,969 13,434 13,196 13,166 13,160 12,930 12,410 12,364 10,384 9,737 9,682 9,543 9,532 8,945 7,615 5,470 31,122

100,692 114,745 72,839 68,647 63,508 49,865 60,345 43,855 23,363 36,546 25,558 19,059 29,776 24,623 24,534 26,086 30,101 27,134 21,218 22,323 24,239 22,484 24,359 20,991 24,500 24,175 26,133 37,507 16,197 21,214 13,281 17,823 17,414 19,431 10,000 11,470 19,264 23,781 21,157 22,468 13,682 19,613 28,813 30,093

60,830 62,942 16,877 16,573 13,740 9,715 14,798 11,678 1,642 6,863 6,904 4,982 4,632 4,625 0 3,689 4,569 3,203 4,377 4,726 4,654 0 4,420 3,940 0 3,864 4,613 6,198 3,607 3,611 2,070 2,960 2,897 4,435 2,986 2,179 2,313 3,394 1,966 3,571 2,764 2,552 2,695 7,251

398,478 413,065 199,301 172,289 145,858 104,550 117,402 88,831 53,035 70,665 59,663 48,971 59,933 53,474 47,297 52,679 57,133 51,432 45,381 45,771 47,664 40,953 47,438 42,451 42,000 44,818 46,582 57,674 34,888 38,256 29,058 34,686 33,705 36,977 26,000 24,033 31,314 37,571 32,665 36,425 25,690 29,780 36,978 68,923

15 8 7 7 10 13 10 10 14 7 12 7 8 16 19 8 17 12 16 13 14 10 19 18 1 11 13 9 20 14 12 21 14 22 4 3 12 7 9 13 15 14 9 512

5,977,171 3,304,518 1,395,107 1,279,859 1,385,649 1,359,151 1,174,016 888,315 742,485 494,652 715,950 342,800 479,462 855,585 898,649 421,434 971,261 617,189 726,100 595,022 667,298 409,534 901,327 742,894 42,000 492,999 605,569 519,066 697,755 535,590 348,700 728,400 471,868 813,485 104,000 72,100 375,766 263,000 293,983 473,523 385,357 416,914 332,800 35,318,304

209,617 226,828 122,357 81,366 56,975 45,908 43,018 28,208 27,130 10,368 24,676 25,659 17,126 20,463 23,102 20,611 23,753 23,557 19,706 19,094 14,720 16,563 19,931 17,331 0 14,665 13,856 26,363 9,375 11,714 8,948 12,658 13,312 13,190 14,548 9,997 15,243 8,799 11,657 12,918 8,374 9,289 5,558 29,463


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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

Fillies dead-heat for TBA-backed Group 3 prize The sponsored Group 3 Atalanta Stakes, which was run at Sandown on Saturday, August 31, produced an enthralling finish which resulted in a dead-heat for two British-bred fillies, both bred by TBA members. The dead-heat provided trainer Sir Michael Stoute with successive victories in this race after last year’s win with Dank. This time around it was the Cheveley Park-bred Integral, a Dalakhani three-year-old out of the Matron Stakes winner Echelon, who got up on the line to join Ladys First, trained by Richard Fahey. She is a Dutch Art four-year-old out of the winning Danehill mare Like A Dame and was bred by Sparsholt Stud. The filly had last season finished second to the aforementioned Dank in this contest. Both fillies were recording their first successes at Group 3 level. As part of the mandate to improve the quality of British bloodstock, the TBA continues to support current and promote increased race opportunities for mares and fillies, thereby providing more opportunities to identify those race mares with ability, leading to the improvement of the breed. As well as the Group 3 Atalanta Stakes, the Association’s flagship Flat sponsorship, this season the TBA supported five fillies’ handicaps upgraded from Class 4 events to Class 3, run for a total prize value of £15,000, spread over a variety of trips and across the country. These races have been competitive affairs, with the winner of the Nottingham event run on August 16, Odeliz, using the race as a springboard to Listed success at Longchamp on September 1. The winner of the Newbury handicap on July 19, Rock Choir, was placed in the EBF Upavon Stakes at Salisbury in midAugust on her next start.

TBA Board member Sam Hoskins with the connections of the Richard Fahey-trained Ladys First, who dead-heated with Integral to win the TBA Atalanta Stakes

Sir Michael Stoute, Ryan Moore and Matthew Sigsworth collect Integral’s prize

Pricewaterhouse Coopers Economic Impact Study Full TBA members will hopefully have returned their completed surveys to Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) by now. It is vitally important for this Association to have the hard facts regarding our industry to hand, especially when acting


on behalf of our members at government and European level. Members will recall reading the Chairman’s leader in the September issue of this magazine, in which he asked for the full support of the membership in what will prove to be a

highly valuable piece of research. PwC have already had a large number of surveys returned to their office and work is well underway. The TBA subcommittee, chaired by Philip Newton, met with PwC on September 3.


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Stud Farming Course for 2013 The TBA Annual Stud Farming Course takes place at the British Racing School in Newmarket, from Tuesday, December 10 to Thursday, December 12.  This well-respected course boasts a unique programme of lectures on a wide range of stud management and practice topics that will be delivered by leading veterinary and industry experts, giving delegates the opportunity to learn from speakers and network in an informal setting. The first day covers management of the broodmare, starting with conception and including managing problem mares, pregnancy diagnosis, pregnancy loss, parasite control, paddock management and disease prevention, and bio-security measures.  Day two deals with skin disease, infectious diseases, transport, nutrition, pedigrees, sales preparation and stallion management.  The third and final day rounds the course off with foaling, foal care, diseases of the yearling, and management of growth defects and angular limb deformities, including interventions made by the farrier. Delegates will have the opportunity to get to know each other better over a course dinner on the first evening, and during the course there will be visits to the Rossdale’s Equine Hospital and Ed and Tanya Peate’s pre-training yard at Penny Farm, as well as an early morning tour of the British Racing School. There will be opportunities to question lecturers and a comprehensive handbook of course notes is provided as a useful reference source. The course is aimed at those who want to build on their practical experience and knowledge of stud work. The course fee is £395 for TBA members (discounts available for studs sending four or more delegates) and £495 for non-members (fee includes dinner on the first night, lunches and refreshments, but not accommodation or other meals). For further information contact Christine Standley at the TBA on 01638 661321 or email

Derek Christopher, co-ordinator of the Stud Stuff Awards, with Tracey Taylor

Tracey Taylor’s long service rewarded The September Stud Staff Award winner is Tracey Taylor, Stud Groom for Jane Micklethwait whose National Hunt stud is based near Oakham, Rutland. As sole groom there for 20 years, Tracey was nominated by Mrs Micklethwait for her many years of dedicated hard work, during which time she has remained outstandingly efficient, hardworking, capable, loyal and knowledgeable. Tracey excels in sales preparation, handling recalcitrant young horses, and foaling and nursing sick foals. In addition she has won the

respect of the local veterinary surgeons and representatives of Doncaster Bloodstock Sales, and according to Mrs Micklethwait, is largely responsible for the success achieved by the stud. The TBA was delighted that Tracey travelled from Oakham to receive her award at Newmarket Racecourse on Friday, August 23, where she received a cheque for £100, a year’s membership of the TBA and a certificate to mark the occasion from TBA Stud Staff Award co-ordinator Derek Christopher.

Greater opportunities for fillies and mares The TBA continues to promote and sponsor increased race opportunities for mares and fillies under both Flat and National Hunt codes. For a full list of 2013 TBA-sponsored races contact Stanstead House. TBA-supported races for the remainder of the year are as follows:

Flat: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23 TBA-sponsored race meeting featuring a pair of Class 2 events, including a fillies’ handicap over one mile for three-yearolds and up.

National Hunt: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9 Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association Mares’ NH Novices’ Hurdle at Towcester.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24 TBA Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle at Ludlow. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20 Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle at Warwick. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30 Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle (Listed) at Newbury on Hennessy Gold Cup day. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17 TBA Mares’ Novice Hurdle at Fakenham. SUNDAY, DECEMBER 29 Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association Mares-only H’cap Hurdle at Doncaster.

Delegates visit Darley’s pre-training yard



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Benefit in Focus:

TBA diary dates

Cheltenham Breeders’ Club


If you are a current TBA member and a National Hunt racing enthusiast, you can enjoy great benefits from joining the Cheltenham Breeders’ Club. The Cheltenham Executive, in order to show their support to breeders, kindly allow TBA members, through an annual subscription of £150, two badges, a car label and use of a Club marquee on three days at Cheltenham. The three days for 2013/14 season are Open Saturday (November 16), Festival

Tuesday (March 11) and April Thursday (April 17). This Club is a very cost-effective way of enjoying some great racing at the home of National Hunt Racing. On production of their membership card, TBA members can also gain free entry to Cheltenham on November 15 in order to watch the National Hunt Stallion Parade and the day’s racing. For more details on the Cheltenham Breeders’ Club please call 01242 537 602.

TBA Mares-only Novice Hurdle At Towcester.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23 TBA-sponsored raceday at Newmarket Members can gain free entry, including access to the owners’ and trainers’ facilities, by showing a membership card.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24 TBA Mares-only Novice Hurdle At Ludlow.


National Hunt stallions return to Cheltenham

TBA NH Stallion Parade The parade will take place on Countryside Day at 11am in the parade ring. More information will be available next month. Members can gain free entry on production of their membership card. Members also have use of the Stallion Parade Marquee, giving the opportunity to speak with connections of the stallions parading on the day. For further details contact Pauline Stoddart at the TBA.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20 TBA Mares-only Novice Hurdle At Warwick.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30 TBA Novice Hurdle (Listed) At Newbury.

DECEMBER 10 TO 12 TBA Annual Stud Farming Course at the British Racing School, Newmarket Places are strictly limited for this popular course. For further information contact Christine Standley on 01638 661321 or


The annual parade of Britain’s jumps sires is a highlight of Countryside Raceday

The TBA’s annual National Hunt Stallion Parade will once again take place at Cheltenham Racecourse on Countryside Raceday on Friday, November 15. The parade will take place in the parade ring commencing at 11am, in alphabetical order. At the conclusion of the parade, members and their guests will be warmly welcomed to the TBA Stallion Parade Marquee, where stallion owners will be on hand to answer any questions regarding matings for the forthcoming stud season.


Stallion owners have kindly donated a nomination to each of the stallions parading and a Silent Auction will take place after the parade, with the winning bids being announced at 4pm, in the marquee. The full list of stallions parading will be announced closer to the event. Please contact Pauline Stoddart for full details. TBA members are advised that they can gain free entry to the racecourse on the day by producing their TBA membership card at the owners’ and trainers’ entrance.

N Collins, West Yorkshire; S G Eaton, Powys; A J R Hart, Pembrokeshire; N J Hussey, Wiltshire; C Liverton, London; Merry Fox Stud II Limited, Cheshire; P Rann, Lincolnshire; Ms K Whitehouse, Norfolk.

18-35 MEMBERS Paddy Durnin, Bedfordshire; Meg Hebbert, Oxfordshire; Tom March, Northamptonshire; Richard Matthews, Merseyside; Claudia McDougall, Suffolk; Gabor Nadas, Cambridgeshire; Fionnuala O’Neill, Bedfordshire.


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RoR/TBA Retrained Racehorse Challenge Series Winners August 3 – Berwickshire Show RADAR (IRE) Petardia (GB) – Soignee (GB) (Night Shift (USA) Ridden by: Clive Storey Bred by: Samoth Bloodstock Race Record: Trained by: Sandy Forster, Raced under rules: 52 times, Won: 8, Placed: 14 August 4 – Wayland Show, Norfolk CATHEDRAL ROCK (IRE) New Frontier (IRE) – Cathadubh (IRE) (Naheez (USA)) Ridden by: Pip Davis Bred by: Cyril Kiernan Race Record: Trained by: Nick Gifford, Raced under rules: 20 times, Won: 3, Placed 7 August 11 – Bicester & Finmere, Buckinghamshire TODLEA (IRE) Desert Prince (IRE) – Imelda (USA) (Manila (USA)) Ridden by: Helen Sanderson Bred by: Irish National Stud Race Record: Trained by: Jean-Rene Auvray, Raced under rules: 34 times, Won: 4, Placed 6 August 14 – Beaufort Hunt Supporters, Gloucestershire JUMPTY DUMPTY (FR) Chamberlin (FR) – Caryatide (FR) (Maiymad) Ridden by: Renee Tuck Bred by: Michel Thibault and Krisztina Botond Race Record: Trained by: J C Tuck, Raced under rules: 25 times, Won: 2, Placed: 4 August 20 – Wales & West Hunter Show, Monmouthshire MONTANEL (FR) Assessor (IRE) – Ocre Elegance (FR) (Porto Rafti (FR) Ridden by: Mandy Owen Bred by: M & Mme Claude Gouin Race Record: Trained by: Ian Williams, Raced under rules: 15 times, Won: 0, Placed: 1 August 21 – Vale of Glamorgan, Wales SHERKHAN (GB) Septieme Ciel (USA) – Joemlujen (GB) (Forzando (GB)) Ridden by: Rachel Thomas Bred by: J T Powell-Tuck Race Record: Trained by: Tony Carroll, Raced under rules: 3 times, Won: 0, Placed: 0 August 22 – Melplash Show, Dorset SIBERIAN HIGH (IRE) Presenting (GB) – Siberiansdaughter (IRE) (Strong Gale (GB)) Ridden by: Billie-Ann Warren Bred by: Mrs Kent Race Record: Trained by: N J Legg, Raced under rules: 0 times, Won: 0, Placed: 0 August 25 – 26 – Edenbridge & Oxted Show, Kent RED EDDIE (GB) Red Ransom (USA) – Sister Bluebird (GB) (Bluebird (USA)) Ridden by: Tracey Shakespeare Bred by: O’Reilly Highland & Pidgley Partnership Race Record: Trained by: Simon Dow, Raced under rules: 12 times, Won: 0, Placed: 0



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First young breeders’ day hailed a success

NGC diary dates SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5 Visit to Banstead Manor Stud to see Frankel Followed by Racing at Newmarket. Places are limited and will be on a first come, first served basis. FREE for TBA 18-35 members and £20 for NGC members.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17 Tattersalls sales event, Newmarket Visit to the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale with talks from young trainers and bloodstock agents.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9 Paul Nicholls visit and racing Visit to Paul Nicholls’ yard followed by racing at Wincanton. FREE for TBA 1835 members and £10 for NGC members.

Young enthusiasts of different nationalities gather at Haras de la Cauviniere


’Asso Des Jeunes Eleveurs, the young breeders’ arm of the Syndicat Des Eleveurs (French TBA), hosted the inaugural European Young Breeders’ weekend in August with members of the TBA Next Generation Club attending a host of well organised events. These included visits to the historic Haras du Quesnay, Haras de la Cauviniere and of course racing at Deauville on both days, with the Haras de Fresnay-Le-Buffard Jacques Le Marois, the

big race of the weekend, won by the brilliant Moonlight Cloud. L’Asso hosted a buffet lunch and drinks at the races on Saturday and there was also a race named after the day at Deauville that same afternoon. Many of the guests were offered accommodation at local studs and everyone was ‘wowed’ by the generosity and friendliness of all the L’Asso committee which made it such a great weekend. All of the European young breeders/racing initiatives (such as L’Asso, YITBA and our NGC)

share the same goal of getting more young people interested in our sport, both on the racing and bloodstock side, and it is fantastic to be able to work together to achieve these goals. It is also a great opportunity for all of our guests to meet so many international faces which may be valuable contacts for the future. The TBA Next Generation Committee is planning to invite L’Asso and all other European equivalents for a weekend next year in Britain and the ideas are already flowing.

Career focus: getting involved at the sales Every year, millions of pounds change hands in return for some of the finest specimens of the thoroughbred offered at auction, writes Katherine Fidler. But for many racing fans, what goes on in the sales ring – the behindthe-scenes world of many a racehorse before and after they ply their trade on the turf – remains a mystery.  There are myriad aspects to the sales – the nominations by a breeder or consignor to the sale, inspections by the auction’s own agents, bitting yearlings, ensuring a mare’s covering certificate is lodged, arranging export documentation for horses coming in from abroad – the list is a long one. An important part – and one which is most easily accessible to young bloodstock fans – is working for a vendor or consignor during the sale itself.  NGC member George Hill, now marketing executive at Brighton and Fontwell, has worked at sales in both hemispheres.


“I first got involved by doing yearling and foal prep at Owenstown Stud and worked the Goffs and Tattersalls Ireland sales,” says George. “After completeing the Irish National Stud Course, it opened up more opportunities and enabled me to work sales in America, New Zealand and the UK while at university.” Taking up a role  at Weatherbys after returning from New Zealand, George still spent several days each year working more ‘hands-on’ in the industry. “Working the sales fits in with work easily enough, I just use my holiday.  The Castlebridge Consignment has been great to work the sales for since I moved to the UK.” So, what does the work entail? “When the horses first arrive at the sales they usually have a few days to settle into new surroundings. Every morning the horses are exercised and brushed over ready for showing to potential buyers, so a sales day doesn’t

really differ that much, apart from going to the sales ring.” The sales – which anyone can attend whether you’re buying or not – will have a paddock, much like on a racecourse, where lots are led around before going into the ring. While it may seem nerve-wracking walking in front of a packed sales ring at first, rest assured that all eyes are on the horse! Of course the more expensive the horse, the longer they’ll be in the ring, as bidding duels abound. George led up his most expensive horse while working in New Zealand, where a Pins colt in his care made $240,000.  However, the best part of the job he says is not the price they fetch, but seeing those he has been involved in do well on the track.  “I was lucky enough to be a small part of some decent horses in recent years, including Excelebration and Sacred Falls.”


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Watership Down Stud Doubtless Anthony Oppenheimer of Hascombe Stud was delighted to win the Listed Galtres Stakes at the recent Ebor meeting, but he must have had mixed feelings about the result of the preceding race. This was the Yorkshire Oaks when The Fugue provided Lord and Lady Lloyd-Webber of Watership Down Stud (who win a supply of TRM’s world-famous Calphormin plus a bottle of premium Irish whiskey) with a second homebred winner of this Group 1 on the Knavesmire following Dar Re Mi in 2009; and just to think that Hascombe culled The Fugue’s grandam Sumoto for just 6,500gns at Tattersalls’ 1997 December Sales. Sumoto had been knocked down to Charlie Gordon-Watson en route to Watership Down (which has a Berkshire address but is actually in Hampshire). Incidentally his cousin James Wigan was in line for this August award by virtue of another homebred Dansili filly, Dank, winning the Grade 1 Beverly D Stakes at Arlington Park. Watership Down sold The Fugue’s homebred dam Twyla Tharp at last year’s Newmarket December Sale for the top price of 1.7 million gns, compared to the 920,000gns that the Lloyd-Webbers paid for Sumoto at the same sale in 2000 – at the time she had one Group 1 winner (Compton Admiral) to her credit, and there was another in the pipeline (Summoner). Last season The Fugue had added to the family’s Group 1 tally in the Nassau Stakes, which earned Watership Down the corresponding Special Merit award, at which point general manager Simon Marsh intimated that the filly would remain in training as a four-year-old just like Dar Re Mi. The Fugue followed up her Yorkshire Oaks success with victory over Al Kazeem in the Irish Champion Stakes, so it’s all worked out rather well. Watership Down Stud has no fewer than 23 lots catalogued at Tattersalls’ October Yearling Sale (Book 1) and they include The Fugue’s half-brother by Shamardal.

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Manor Farm Stud (Rutland) When equine veterinary surgeon Richard Watson and his wife Tessa from Braunston in Rutland acquired Midnight Dollar as a hunter in a swap with their trainer neighbour Tim Molony over 40 years ago, they could never have envisaged what she was going to achieve as a broodmare.

However, it was not quite such a surprise when Jwala (by Oasis Dream and named after an Indian goddess of fire) triumphed in the latest renewal of the Nunthorpe Stakes as her half-sister Airwave was the champion juvenile filly of 2002 and one of the best sprinters of her generation. Midnight Dollar is their fifth dam. The Watsons’ Manor Farm Stud first made headlines with a remarkable Royal Ascot treble in 1966, since when they have bred other such sprinters as Orientor. Nowadays management of the family stud is entrusted to their son Toby, who used to train from a yard at Limestone Stud in Lincolnshire – his sister Anna married bloodstock agent Anthony Bromley. Jwala’s handler, Robert Cowell, is based at Bottisham Heath Stud, Six Mile Bottom, to which his father Bob moved in the late 1980s after selling his Chevington Stud on the other side of Newmarket.



Jwala (16), another top sprinter for her dam Kangra Valley

In due course what was previously Bloomsbury Stud at Chevington became the home of Arthur Boyd-Rochfort’s Tally-Ho Stud. And it was at Tally-Ho in Ireland that Tessa Watson and her half-sister Sheila Hoare, joint owners of Jwala, kept their first broodmare. In those days Tally-Ho was owned by Boyd-Rochfort’s aunt Muriel McCall, Sheila’s grandmother. Considering that Midnight Dollar was a half-bred who produced one foal, her influence has been remarkable. Jwala’s dam Kangra Valley is now 22 and has an Exceed And Excel yearling colt in Book 1 of Tattersalls’ October Sale. “She is not in foal now having lost the foal she was carrying,” says Toby Watson, “but we may well give her one more chance.”

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Employment health check Neither life nor HMRC ever stand still, and HMRC has added yet further changes to the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system. Are you still operating PAYE correctly? Getting it wrong can be very expensive, causing back-dated tax liabilities, interest and penalties, as well as the cost of the professional help needed to curb HMRC’s enthusiasm. If you have any current concerns about payroll, please contact your tax adviser for further advice and arrange a complete PAYE health check before contacting HMRC, in case there are any other issues that need to be addressed at the same time. We have listed below a series of comments based on common misconceptions. 1. “They are self-employed so I do not need to operate PAYE” Before you take on any worker you should check if they are entitled to work in the UK. There are heavy fines (currently £10,000 per worker) and potential custodial sentences if you take workers on who are not entitled to work in the UK. The Home Office guidance can be found here: Next, you should determine the worker’s employment status. Businesses will often have permanent or temporary employees but also require the services of self-employed contractors. In the equine industry, self-employed contractors can include book-keepers, work riders and farriers. However, it is the terms of engagement and not the occupation that determine whether someone is employed or self-employed.

Whether a worker is employed or self-employed is not a matter of choice and it is important for both the worker and the engager (not employer) to consider the employment status before agreeing terms. Self-employed workers are obligated to comply with the requirements of both National Insurance (NI) and self-assessment, whereas the employer will be required to deduct tax and NI under PAYE. There are a series of tests to be applied in determining self- employment status. Merely saying the worker is selfemployed is not sufficient. HMRC guidance on this issue can be found at the following website address and in HMRC’s leaflet es-fs2: There is an employment status indicator linked to this address, but professional advice should be obtained if there is any doubt. If you do use the status indicator, print out the result and retain it as evidence in case of HMRC query. Should HMRC carry out an audit and re-classify workers as employed, the employer will potentially be liable for any unpaid PAYE. This will be higher than if PAYE had been deducted correctly in the first place. The employer is also potentially subject to interest and penalties. In addition, classification as an employee brings with it a raft of other employer obligations, such as the application of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) and employment protection rights including the employee’s ability to claim unfair dismissal. 2. “They are casual workers so I can just pay them cash and list down the payments at the end of the year with no PAYE deducted as I always have done” Real Time Information (RTI) applies with effect from 6 April 2013. If the workers are harvest casuals or beaters then special rules apply. The link to the special guidance is below:

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If your workers do not fall into the above category, for example casuals employed for the sales season, then the RTI procedures will have to be applied to any payment you make to employees. If you do not have a scheme in operation or have not applied RTI to payments you have made, please contact your adviser. Employers will need to report payroll information electronically on or before the day they pay their employees. However, by concession until 5 April 2014, employers with fewer than 50 employees who find it difficult to report every payment to employees at the time of payment, may send information to HMRC by the date of their regular payroll run, but no later than the end of tax month in which payments are made. Tax and NI will be payable to the Collector of Taxes on the normal payroll due dates for the employer. 3. “I pay my workers a sufficient amount and anyway I provide free accommodation, keep for their mare and lots of other benefits so I do not have to pay them any higher salary” Any employee is entitled to be paid at least the NMW. These rates can be found here: We have seen instances where HMRC has taken a keen interest in minimum wages in the horse industry. Particularly problematic situations include students or working pupils not on an apprenticeship scheme.

Minimum wage should not be a problem for those who pay National Trainers Federation rates. For example, in looking at benefits in kind (which will have been reported separately to HMRC on a form P11D), you can only allow for a restricted accommodation allowance. This is currently £4.82 per day or £33.74 per week, regardless of the actual cost. If you deduct more than this amount from salary or advise your staff that benefits in kind allow you to reduce the salary you pay, you will potentially pay less than the NMW. HMRC will seek to redress any perceived underpayment as well as charging penalties. If there is a mismatch between the contractual hours in return for a fixed sum and the actual hours worked, you could potentially pay less than the NMW. It is easy for the odd half an hour not to be counted, or time spent by the employee on training out of hours not to be taken into account, meaning you fall foul of the regulations. HMRC asks for timesheets and if they don’t exist, it may suggest that the employees are working more hours than they actually are!

Conclusion HMRC’s commitment to using the latest technology, as well as the complexity of its rules, make it very difficult for small employers to get it right all the time; even those using payroll bureaus can be caught out. If in doubt, it is worth taking advice on any unusual payroll issue.

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A ticking time bomb The increasingly international nature of racing and lack of guidelines for pre-export treatment enhances the risk of the spread of the tick-borne disease Piroplasmosis


quine Piroplasmosis (EP) is a potentially fatal tick-borne protozoal infection which affects horses, zebras, mules and donkeys. Protozoa are microscopic, single cell organisms which are neither plants nor animals. They are very widespread in our environment and anyone who remembers their school science will remember studying the amoeba, which is a common type of protozoa. Most donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t cause disease and so they are rarely mentioned. EP is endemic (ie affects a large proportion of the population) in many tropical and subtropical regions such as parts of Africa, Middle East, Asia, Cuba, Central and South America, the Caribbean and southern Europe and was recently found in parts of southern USA and in a localised outbreak in Ireland. Countries which are believed to be free of the disease include Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Japan. This disease is one in which a carrier state exists. This means that some animals that have been infected may not demonstrate any signs of clinical disease or may have recovered and will act as symptomless carriers of the disease, providing an unsuspected source of infection for other animals. This is one of the reasons this disease poses such a potential threat to us in the UK. With increasing international movement of horses, the chance of importing a carrier is also increasing. Zebras act as an important reservoir of infection for horses in Africa.

Microscopic appearance of the parasites in blood cells

infection can also pass from mare to foal via the placenta prior to birth.

Clinical signs

Petechial (spotted) haemorrhages in the gums

How does the disease develop? There are two organisms which can cause EP: Babesia caballi and Theileria equi. They infect the red blood cells where they multiply and then cause rupture of the cells, resulting in anaemia and inflammation. They can be present individually or can both be present and causing disease at the same time. Disease caused by T equi tends to be more severe with a higher mortality rate. Transmission of the disease between horses is (normally) via ticks. At least a dozen known species of tick can spread the infection but, fortunately, very few of these are present in the UK. The ticks swallow the parasites when they feed on an infected horse. The protozoa complete part of their complicated life cycle


in the tick and then when the infected tick attaches to a new horse, the infection is transmitted. The immature protozoa only mature and become infective after the tick has been attached for several days so prompt removal of ticks can help reduce the risk of infection. It is important to note that transmission of infection can also occur through blood transfusions and via contaminated equipment and instruments, such as needles, AI instruments, stomach tubes and dental equipment etc. A significant outbreak of EP in the USA in 2009 was traced to blood transfusions and the re-use of needles. The

The incubation period (time between infection and appearance of symptoms) is 1219 days for T equi and 10-30 for B caballi so it can be up to a month after infection before symptoms appear and any trace of the infecting tick might be long gone. The symptoms vary and are pretty vague as they are similar to those seen in other conditions that cause anaemia and jaundice (yellowing of the membranes). In per-acute cases, the animal might be found dead. The acute form is the one most commonly seen. Symptoms may include fever, loss of appetite, depression, laboured or rapid respiration and congested membranes. You might see obvious anaemia, jaundice, haematuria (dark urine), sweating, tiny haemorrhages in the mouth and inside the vulva, a swollen abdomen and general weakness. Other cases will show less severe signs which might be intermittent such as limb swelling and mild colic with dry droppings. Long term, chronic cases may show only mild signs such as reduced appetite, weight loss THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER

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and exercise intolerance. Abortions may occur and foals which are infected before birth might die at or soon after birth. Other foals might be born symptomless carriers. Carriers might remain symptomless for life or might develop clinical disease after stress (such as strenuous exercise or travel) or suppression of their immune system, such as can be seen in young foals, old animals and those ill with other disease conditions.

Diagnosis Because the symptoms are pretty non-specific, there are other diseases which must be ruled out. These include purpura (an immunemediated condition sometimes seen after strangles), hepatitis, neoplasia and poisonings all of which occur in the UK. We also need to check for several other ‘exotic’ diseases (ie those which don’t normally occur in the UK) such as Equine Infectious Anaemia, surra, dourine and African Horse Sickness. In some acute cases, it might be possible to demonstrate the protozoa in blood films from the affected horse but this is usually difficult and is therefore an unreliable test. The tests of choice are those which look for antibody in the blood (serological). The preferred tests in the UK are the IFAT (indirect fluorescent antibody test) and the CELISA (competitive enzyme linked immunosorbent assay) as both of these are prescribed tests for international trade. The Complement Fixation Test (CFT) is used in some countries but the result can be affected by many extraneous factors and so some carrier animals will give a negative result. It also can’t be used for at least one month after infection. More recent PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests can be used on blood samples to try to detect parasite DNA. These are very sensitive and may be used in conjunction with serological tests or alone.

countries where the disease is endemic a significant proportion of the affected animals are working equids. In such countries infected horses may show little or no signs of disease and so can perform their job at a certain level without becoming ill. Where finances allow and it is desirable to try to eradicate the parasite from the horse, treatment may be attempted using imidocarb or another babesicide. Suitable drugs are not readily available in the UK but can be imported under special licence. Note that treatment might suppress clinical signs but rarely clears the infection and severe side effects are common. Even if the parasite can be cleared from the blood, the horse will remain positive on testing for antibody, probably for life. The major significance of this seropositive status, is that it significantly reduces the opportunities for sale and export of the affected horse.

Prevention and Control In endemic countries, control is difficult due to the existence of the carrier animals. However, efforts which can be made to reduce the risk of infection include the use of topical preparations for tick control (acariscides) such as carbamate insecticides, natural pyrethrins and pyrethroids. Check horses for ticks daily and remove any found. Suspected cases must be quarantined immediately. Don’t introduce new animals from an endemic or suspect area/country unless tested first. It is essential for the prevention of human spread of this and other diseases to ensure adequate hygiene when handling blood products and contaminated instruments. Don’t re-use needles and don’t use blood products from animals which have not been tested for Piroplasmosis.

Risk to the UK Is there an effective treatment?


Horses which recover usually become chronic carriers for life although many will eventually become clear of B caballi. Horses rarely become clear of T equi, even after treatment. In

One of the ticks responsible for spread of Piroplasmosis


There is increasing international travel and importation of horses and yet there is little or no regulation or OIE guidelines regarding the pre-importation treatment of horses for ticks. On top of this, the Tripartite agreement allows free movement of ‘registered equidae’ between the UK, France and Republic of Ireland. As a result there is real risk of importation of infected ticks on horses and we know that there are species of tick here already which are capable of acting as vectors for EP. Under the PETS scheme, it is compulsory for dogs and cats to be treated for ticks before export from Europe. We should insist that all horses are examined and/or treated for ticks before importation into the UK and weigh up the need for a blood test for EP to be performed on any horse which has been in an EP-affected area.

Testing at Tattersalls By David Dugdale When a horse is exported from the UK each country of destination has its own individual requirements which must be complied with before an export certificate can be issued. Many countries, including Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Canada, Japan, India and the USA require that a blood sample is tested for Piroplasmosis with a negative titre for Theileria equi and Babesia caballi before an export certificate can be completed. In the UK horse population a small number of positive results are found each year. These do not seem to represent an infectious risk to other horses but can prevent the horse being exported to one of the above countries. In recognition of the importance of these countries as purchasers of thoroughbreds in the UK and the growing international nature of bloodstock movement, Tattersalls in 2013 introduced the option of Piroplasmosis testing for purchasers.

New testing options Following the purchase of a stallion, mare, horse in training, horse out of training or a yearling the purchaser has the option to select for testing for Piroplasmosis. The blood sample is taken immediately after purchase and is tested at the Böse Laboratory in Germany using a Piro IFAT test with OIE specified levels for either Theileria equi or Babesia caballi. Should the blood sample be positive the animal is returnable to the vendor by the purchaser under the conditions of sales. Vendors, who wish to be assured that a horse will not be returnable under this condition of sale should submit a blood sample pre-sale to the same laboratory for Piroplasmosis testing. In this way Tattersalls have tried to reassure purchasers from a large number of countries that, should they be unlucky enough to buy a horse which is serologically positive for Piroplasmosis, then it is returnable. All the evidence at present is that Piroplasmosis has a very low incidence in the UK horse population but when a positive is detected this can have a serious effect on the onward shipment of the horse.


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Technology in Racing

For a sport steeped in tradition and very much bound to nature the thoroughbred industry is surprisingly forward thinking and very much embraces any new technology or innovative way to improve the well-being or performance of the horses in its care. This year’s innovations very quickly become stable standards of the future, and the research that goes in to every new product ensures there is nothing gimmicky about the newest aids available to horsemen, writes Lissa Oliver The one area for which every horseman seeks an advantage is health, and disease prevention and early detection of problems have always been paramount in stable routine. Aiding the battle is the horse-side handheld early detection tool EquiChek™, offering early detection of inflammations that could save time, money and possibly even lives. A late diagnosis can turn a minor problem into a serious one, prolonging treatment and increasing expense, but with the recent advent of EquiChek™ early diagnosis is now within the capability of those who work with the horse on a daily basis. “Clinical signs of a problem are often hard to spot or difficult to read, and obtaining a microbiological analysis can sometimes take a couple of days,” explains Kieran Walshe, who set up Accuplex Diagnostics in 2011 to develop and bring such tests to market. “The EquiChek™ test avoids these delays by providing on-the-spot results in as little as two or three minutes. Breeding and foaling are just two examples where improved detection of infection can make a vital difference.”

“The Equilume Light Mask is a valuable aid and could save breeders €1,000 per mare per season”

Easy to use, handheld testers require only a small drop of blood and no laboratory equipment, working with any regular syringe or blood tube. Testers are useful for monitoring recovery, where antibiotics or other antiinflammatory treatments have been given. “The test is a not a replacement for systems such as ultrasound or other lab tests, but it is a very useful, simple and affordable test that can be part of a vet’s tool kit, or where access to equipment is limited,” Walshe points out. “Many vets do not have ready access to laboratories and may have to wait a few days to get a result, by which time the condition may well have deteriorated.” Handheld testers allow the vet to run a test right beside the horse, whether in the stall, yard, field or in transport. The tests detect a protein called Serum Amyloid A, which increases to very high levels during infection, making it a


Equilume’s Light Mask in action very useful indicator of a potential problem. As levels of Serum Amyloid A (SAA) decrease rapidly with treatment it is also a useful method of monitoring recovery and is proving more reliable than traditional methods of checking for infection. Such devices are ideal for assessing horses during the breeding season or checking a horse before a race, piece of work or other sports event and can detect inflammation or infection before the horse shows any physical symptoms. “EquiChek™ is a red flag that something is wrong,” Walshe says. Another valuable aid to breeders in particular, launched in September, is Equilume. Company founder, Dr Barbara Murphy, believes that Equilume Light Mask could save breeders €1,000 per mare per season. Horses are naturally ‘long-day’ seasonal breeders and in order to fool a mare’s reproductive system into activating earlier than in nature, many breeders keep their non-pregnant mares indoors under artificial light for eight to ten weeks prior to the start of the breeding season. By using the Equilume Light Mask the mares can remain out at grass, representing a significant saving in terms of cost and manpower. The Equilume Light Mask fits comfortably under a horse’s head collar and provides the optimum level of blue light to a single eye of a mare to successfully advance her breeding season. “Our research found that very low intensities of blue light are required to inhibit melatonin in the horse and that it is sufficient to deliver blue light to a single eye of a mare and still inhibit melatonin levels to daylight levels,” says Dr Barbara Murphy. “An important advantage of the Equilume Light Mask is that it also allows horses to be horses, and live outdoors in their natural environment where

they are happier and healthier.” The Light Mask can also be used to provide pregnant mares with the light stimulus required to ensure timely gestation, increased foal birth weights and reductions in post-foaling cyclicity problems associated with early foaling dates outside of the natural breeding season. Leading breeder Dermot Cantillon has been involved in the testing of the Equilume Light Mask and said at the recent launch that he had found it a great success for the past two breeding seasons. Of more direct benefit to owners of horses in training is Total Performance Data, developed by Eamonn Wilmott and ROA Council member Will Duff Gordon in order to provide owners with more involvement and understanding of their horse’s training regime. Total Performance Data (TPD) enables owners to keep their finger on the pulse of a horse’s training and progression with accurate work times. “I believe it’s very much the future and if owners want to see how their horse is performing they should be able to do so from the comfort of their home or office,” says Wilmott. Will Duff Gordon has been highly successful in data analysis businesses in the City and he wanted to find the most precise technology in the market. “It became clear to me that using human technology to track a horse’s heart rate as it went over 200bpm wasn’t the answer,” Duff Gordon says. “If data isn’t accurate, particularly during the time of maximum stress, it’s really of limited use.” The system can also provide a health check and fitness monitor, recording the horse’s heart rate and recovery heart rate. The horse’s stride

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length is also measured and recorded and any change in length can be a significant indicator of possible issues. Trainer Jeremy Gask has been trialling the latest Gmax technology and says, “I’m seeing particularly interesting results from the Treadmill Display Unit (TDU) we are using. The relationship between stride length, speed and heart rate is proving very interesting as we build a database. I can view this data live from the treadmill, my office or on the move. I have absolutely no problem with owners seeing the data as their horses work, I’m very happy to share what we are seeing.” TPD has been developed with a combination of video footage, precise heart rate data, horse recovery details, sectional times, stride length, plus other key information about the horse, all available directly to an owner’s computer or smart phone. While owners at Horses First Racing and the Coral Champions Club have already been able to use the service as it is developed, it will be rolled out to owners and trainers across the world later this year. Another considerable aid to health and fitness monitoring is the Horse Weigh machine, developed in 1992, a lightweight platform that is both user and horse friendly. Completely mobile, all 11 models manufactured by Horse Weigh are fabricated from high quality aluminium, making them both strong and light for easy mobility. All Horse Weigh platforms are covered with high quality non-slip rubber flooring and are walk on/walk off, some models having removable filled in sides. Horse Weigh is also easily transported around the stable yard and can be taken to events or race meetings and erected in minutes, specific models fitting in even the smallest of cars. Horse Weigh can be used on any solid surface and on a gradient of up to a 10cm fall from front to the back of the platform. The horse weight stabilises a few seconds after the horse walks onto the platform, despite any subsequent sudden horse movements. Being 100% water and sand proof, the Horse Weigh models can be used and permanently stored outside and no power source is required. Using electronic weighing technology, powered by an internal mains rechargeable battery, a fully charged unit can weigh up to 500 horses

Horse Weigh’s machine is portable


TECHNOLOGY IN RACING and has a range of range 0.1 kg – 1500 kg. Recalibration is never required and PC and Bluetooth compatible units are also available. All areas of the equine world find Horse Weigh invaluable for monitoring a horse’s peak fitness and dehydration. Platforms were supplied to the Beijing and London Olympics and Dr Teresa Hollands, Senior Nutritional Manager of Dodson & Horrell Ltd, says that she is still using the original Horse Weigh weighbridge with Team GB. Hollands said: “Do you know, it is now nearly 14 years old... what an investment!” It is ideal for feed, worming or pharmaceutical sales teams, and mobile vets, as well as trainers of international runners, as some international racecourses still lack their own weighing platforms. “Weighing is an essential part of Shadwell’s monitoring techniques,” reports Johnny PeterHoblyn, Stud Manager at Shadwell Estate. “Aberrant weights enable us to pick up potential problems before they are apparent to the naked eye, and before they become more serious. Weight loss can be the sign of the onset of viral problems, but just as important to us is controlling weight gain. If a foal picks up more than 1.5kg a day, then extra burden on its young joints can lead to development problems. Having quality tools at our disposal, such as the Horse Weigh machines that we

“Weighing is an

essential part of Shadwell’s monitoring so the Horse Weigh machine is crucial” have here, is crucial to the stud’s success.” Away from the stable, technology might not be uppermost in the minds of most trainers, but a dynamic website can also be a key aid to their business and when trying to search for trainers online it is clear that many of them require help with a web presence. Equisoft, who already supply the industry-specific Equisoft horse management software and, more recently, Equisoft.Live, will shortly be unveiling a site builder, with a range of easy to use website templates specifically designed for the thoroughbred industry. The Equisoft Site Builder will be launched in early November at the Equus Live Expo in Punchestown, Ireland, and founder Robbie Byrne assures would-be users that it will be “Child-proof and child’s play to use!” Many breeders and trainers are currently missing out on a powerful marketing tool by their failure to have, or properly maintain, a website. “Our Site Builder is very intuitive and will inherit existing information and data, without the need for time consuming data input or research,” explains

Stablelab’s tester is proving popular Byrne. Links to form guides and sales details can be created by the mere press of a button and photos and videos easily uploaded. The provision of regular updates to a website maintain its position at the top of search engines, which search for changes in data, so a user-friendly dynamic website will be easily found and accessible to potential clients. Another new product to market is StableLab, which has been developed over the past five years by former junior international showjumper, Dr. Heinrich Anhold. StableLab is an innovation in equine healthcare combining biomarker and digital technologies and has received endorsements from some of the biggest names in both the racing and veterinary communities. According to Dr. Nathan Slovis, based at the Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Kentucky: “StableLab is a breakthrough in stall side equine diagnostics and presents a new way of blood testing.” Trainer Martin Pipe says of StableLab: “I use StableLab as a pre-performance test coming up to a race. Horses with greater than 15 g/ml warrant further investigation, such as scoping or a trach wash. We also repeat the test 24 hours later to see if SAA is going up or coming down.” The StableLab handheld reader can measure SAA from 7.5-3,000 g/ml with laboratory standard accuracy, which is the largest range provided by a handheld test for SAA. “If a horse recovers from 3,000 down to 2,000, for example, only StableLab would detect that,” says Dr. Heinrich Anhold. “We have found that healthy newborn foals have no or very low readings, while a case of Rhodococcus equi sends levels to greater than 2,000 on our scale,” Anhold continues. “StableLab is focusing on its suite of diagnostic test cartridges with its next test set to detect tying-up (rhabdomyolysis). All of our cartridges are suitable for use with our handheld reader and results can be stored and compared over time using our iPhone app. We also have future plans to link this app with some of the makers of performance monitoring equipment.” Next Month:



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European Pattern 218 GIVE THANKS S G3 CORK. August 6. 3yo+f&m. 12f.

1. VENUS DE MILO (IRE) 3 8-13 £40,955 br f by Duke of Marmalade - Inchmahome (Galileo) O-Mrs J Magnier, M Tabor, D Smith B-Tullpark Limited TR-AP O’Brien 2. Bunairgead (IRE) 3 8-12 £11,972 b f by New Approach - Montecito (Seeking The Gold) O-Mrs JS Bolger B-JS Bolger TR-JS Bolger 3. Midnight Soprano (IRE) 6 9-12 £5,671 b m by Celtic Swing - Midnight Glimmer (Dr Devious) O-J Monaghan B-J Monaghan TR-PD Deegan Margins 3.5, neck. Time 2:39.88 (slow 8.88). Going Good. Age 3

Starts 4

Wins 3

Places 1

Earned £134,777

Sire: DUKE OF MARMALADE. Sire of 6 Stakes winners. In 2013 - VENUS DE MILO Galileo G3. 1st Dam: INCHMAHOME by Galileo. Winner at 4. Dam of 2 winners: 2009: WAYNE MANOR (g Cape Cross) Winner at 3. 2010: VENUS DE MILO (f Duke of Marmalade) Sold 105,000gns foal at TADEF, 220,000gns yearling at TAOC1. 3 wins at 3, Give Thanks S G3, Oaks Trial LR, 2nd Irish Oaks G1. 2011: Earl of Menteith (c Shamardal) 2012: (f Dalakhani) 2nd Dam: INCHMURRIN by Lomond. Champion 3yr old filly in Italy in 1988. 6 wins, Child S G2, 2nd Coronation S G1, 4th E P Taylor S G1. Dam of INCHINOR (c Ahonoora: Greenham S G3, Hungerford S G3, Criterion S G3, 2nd Dewhurst S G1, 3rd Sussex S G1), INGOZI (f Warning: Starlight Express Roller Mile S LR), INCHENI (f Nashwan: Lord Ballymacoll S LR, 2nd Nell Gwyn S G3), Inchlonaig (c Nashwan: 3rd Concord S G3). Grandam of MISS KELLER, URSA MAJOR, INCHIRI, INGEBURG. Third dam of HATTA FORT, FANTASTIC PICK, HAWK’S EYE, INCOGNITO. Fourth dam of AYAAR.

Kingmambo G1, BATTLE OF MARENGO Green Desert G2, ALTANO Lando G3, ERNEST HEMINGWAY Darshaan G3, FEEL LIKE DANCING Darshaan G3, FLYING THE FLAG Pivotal G3, ROMANTICA Danehill G3, SCINTILLULA Danehill G3, STARSTRUCK Big Shuffle G3, WONDERFULLY Danehill G3. 1st Dam: CASSYDORA by Darshaan. 5 wins at 2, 3 and 5 at home, USA, Hillsborough S G3, 2nd Vodafone Nassau S G1. Dam of 1 winner: 2008: Symi (f Hennessy) ran once. 2009: ERNEST HEMINGWAY (c Galileo) 3 wins at 3 and 4, Ballyroan S G3, Curragh Cup G3. 2010: Milestone (c Galileo) unraced to date. 2nd Dam: CLAXON by Caerleon. 5 wins, Premio Lydia Tesio G2. Dam of CASSYDORA (f Darshaan, see above), CLASSIC REMARK (f Dr Fong: Hoppings S LR), Clarietta (f Shamardal: 2nd John Musker S LR). Broodmare Sire: DARSHAAN. Sire of the dams of 208 Stakes winners. In 2013 - AL KAZEEM Dubawi G1, AMBIVALENT Authorized G1, BYRAMA Byron G1, ESTIMATE Monsun G1, SAJJHAA King’s Best G1, DANK Dansili G2, LIBERTARIAN New Approach G2, VEREMA Barathea G2, ERNEST HEMINGWAY Galileo G3, FEEL LIKE DANCING Galileo G3, GLOBAL THRILL Big Shuffle G3, JUTLAND Halling G3, VIZTORIA Oratorio G3. The Galileo/Darshaan cross has produced: ALANDI G1, MICHELANGELO G1, MIDAS TOUCH G1, VITA NOVA G1, ADORED G3, ERNEST HEMINGWAY G3, FEEL LIKE DANCING G3, PERFECT TRUTH G3, SENSE OF PURPOSE G3, SEVENNA G3, SHANTARAM G3, CHAMONIX LR, JANE AUSTEN LR, KISSED LR, Gan Amhras G1, New Zealand G1, Betterbetterbetter G3, Eternal Bounty G3, Leo Gali G3, Zarebiya G3, Acapulco LR, Perseida LR. ERNEST HEMINGWAY b c 2009 Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells


Broodmare Sire: GALILEO. Sire of the dams of 17 Stakes winners. In 2013 - ARCETRI PINK Rock of Gibraltar G3, CHOPIN Santiago G3, LEITIR MOR Holy Roman Emperor G3, REHN’S NEST Authorized G3, VENUS DE MILO Duke of Marmalade G3. The Duke of Marmalade/Galileo cross has produced: VENUS DE MILO G1, Starbright G3.

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NEWMARKET. August 10. 2yof. 7f.

1. IHTIMAL (IRE) 8-12 £28,355 b f by Shamardal - Eastern Joy (Dubai Destination) O-Godolphin B-Darley TR-Saeed bin Suroor 2. Midnite Angel (IRE) 8-12 £10,750 gr f by Dark Angel - Two Sets To Love (Cadeaux Genereux) O-Sheikh Joann Bin Hamad Al Thani B-O Bourke TR-R Hannon 3. Wedding Ring (IRE) 8-12 £5,380 b f by Oasis Dream - Cast In Gold (Elusive Quality) O-Godolphin B-Swettenham Stud TR-Charles Appleby Margins 2.75, 0.5. Time 1:24.07 (slow 1.07). Going Good to firm.

Age 3-4

Starts 7

Wins 3

Places 2

Earned £72,119

Sire: GALILEO. Sire of 145 Stakes winners. In 2013 INTELLO Danehill G1, LINTON Centaine G1, MAGICIAN Mozart G1, RULER OF THE WORLD


Age 2

Starts 4

Wins 1

Places 3

Broodmare Sire: DUBAI DESTINATION. Sire of the dams of 1 SW. In 2013 - IHTIMAL Shamardal G3. IHTIMAL b f 2011 Storm Bird Storm Cat Terlingua Giant’s Causeway Rahy Mariah’s Storm Immense SHAMARDAL b 02 Mr Prospector Machiavellian Coup de Folie Helsinki Troy Helen Street Waterway Mr Prospector Kingmambo Miesque Dubai Destination Alleged Mysterial Mysteries EASTERN JOY b 06 Northern Dancer Nureyev Special Red Slippers Affirmed Morning Devotion Morning Has Broken

221 PRIX DE POMONE G2 DEAUVILLE. August 10. 3yo+f&m. 2500m.

1. LA POMME D’AMOUR (GB) 5 9-4 £60,244 ch m by Peintre Celebre - Winnebago (Kris) O-Exors Guy Reed B-Guy Reed TR-A Fabre 2. Chalnetta (FR) 3 8-6 £23,252 gr f by Oratorio - Aifa (Johann Quatz) O-Benoit Chalmel B-M Daguzan-Garros, Mme N La Fonta, Rolling Hills Farm TR-C Ferland 3. Emirates Queen (GB) 4 9-8 £11,098 b f by Street Cry - Zomaradah (Deploy) O-Mohamed Obaida B-Darley TR-Luca Cumani Margins 0.75, 0.5. Time 2:42.45. Going Good. Age 3-5

Starts 15

Wins 5

Places 4

Sire: PEINTRE CELEBRE. Sire of 62 Stakes winners. In 2013 - LA POMME D’AMOUR Kris G2. 1st Dam: WINNEBAGO by Kris. Winner at 4. Dam of 5 winners: 1999: PABLO (c Efisio) 5 wins at 3 to 5. 2000: SAN ANTONIO (g Efisio) 9 wins. 2001: ALFONSO (g Efisio) 5 wins. 2002: Francisco (c Efisio). unraced, died as a yearling. 2004: VAN GOSH (f Peintre Celebre) 2 wins at 3 in France, Prix de Thiberville LR. 2008: LA POMME D’AMOUR (f Peintre Celebre) 5 wins, Prix de Pomone G2 (twice), 2nd Prix Maurice de Nieuil G2, Prix de la Pepiniere LR.

Broodmare Sire: KRIS. Sire of the dams of 107 Stakes winners. In 2013 - DOMESIDE Domedriver G2, LA POMME D’AMOUR Peintre Celebre G2. The Peintre Celebre/Kris cross has produced: CARTHAGE G2, LA POMME D’AMOUR G2. LA POMME D’AMOUR ch m 2008 Northern Dancer Nureyev

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Earned £37,314

Sire: SHAMARDAL. Sire of 54 Stakes winners. In 2013 - DUNBOYNE EXPRESS Polish Precedent G1, MAYBE DISCREET Bluebird G1, AKUA’DA Sadler’s Wells G2, MUKHADRAM Timber Country G2, PUISSANCE DE LUNE Unbridled’s Song G2, BALTIC BARONESS Sadler’s Wells G3, CAMEO A P Indy G3, IHTIMAL Dubai Destination G3. 1st Dam: EASTERN JOY by Dubai Destination. Winner at 3 in France. Dam of 1 winner: 2011: IHTIMAL (f Shamardal) 1 win at 2, Sweet Solera S G3, 3rd Chesham S LR. 2012: (f Cape Cross) 2013: (f Teofilo) 2nd Dam: RED SLIPPERS by Nureyev. 3 wins at 2 and 3, Sun Chariot S G2. Own sister to ROMANOV.



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222 PRIX GONTAUT-BIRON G3 DEAUVILLE. August 10. 4yo+. 2000m.

3. Smoking Sun (USA) 4 8-11 £9,756 bbr c by Smart Strike - Burning Sunset (Caerleon) O-The Niarchos Family B-Flaxman Holdings Ltd TR-P Bary Margins Head, 1.25. Time 2:08.00. Going Good. Age 3-5

1. PETIT CHEVALIER (FR) 5 8-11 £32,520 b g by High Chaparral - Pivoline (Pivotal) O/B-Rennstall Gestut Hachtsee TR-W Mongil 2. Cirrus des Aigles (FR) 7 8-11 £13,008 b g by Even Top - Taille de Guepe (Septieme Ciel) O-JCA Dupouy B-Y Lelimouzin, B Deschamps TR-Mme C Barande-Barbe

Starts 19

Wins 4

Places 8

Earned £117,835

Sire: HIGH CHAPARRAL. Sire of 47 Stakes winners. In 2013 - DUNDEEL Zabeel G1, SHOOT OUT Pentire G1, TORONADO Grand Slam G1, PETIT CHEVALIER Pivotal G3. 1st Dam: Pivoline by Pivotal. unraced. Dam of 3 winners: 2007: POMME DE PARADIS (f Green Tune) 2 wins at 3 and 4 in France. 2008: PETIT CHEVALIER (c High Chaparral) 4 wins at 3 to 5 in France, Prix Gontaut-Biron G3, G.P. de Compiegne LR, 2nd Hessen-Pokal G3, Grosser Preis von Lotto Hamburg G3. 2010: PRINCESS KAIULANI (f King’s Best) Winner at 2 in Germany. 2011: Pistolero (c Samum) unraced to date. 2012: Petite Duchesse (c Dai Jin) 2nd Dam: Lady Glitters by Homme de Loi. 3rd Prix de Bagatelle LR, Prix des Lilas LR. Broodmare Sire: PIVOTAL. Sire of the dams of 20 Stakes winners. In 2013 - WINSILI Dansili G1, GOOD OLD BOY LUKEY Selkirk G2, LUCKY KRISTALE Lucky Story G2, AYAHUASCA Johar G3, BANK OF BURDEN Hawk Wing G3, CHARLIE EM Kheleyf G3, FLYING THE FLAG Galileo G3, PETIT CHEVALIER High Chaparral G3 . PETIT CHEVALIER b h 2008

Earned £200,709

2nd Dam: SIOUAN by So Blessed. 1 win at 3. Dam of APACHE (c Great Nephew: Fred Archer S LR, Godolphin S LR, 2nd Geoffrey Freer S G2).


LEOPARDSTOWN. August 8. 3yo+. 12f.

1. ERNEST HEMINGWAY (IRE) 4 9-12 £31,707 b c by Galileo - Cassydora (Darshaan) O-Mrs J Magnier, M Tabor, D Smith B-Barronstown Stud TR-AP O’Brien 2. Royal Diamond (IRE) 7 9-9 £9,268 b g by King’s Best - Irresistible Jewel (Danehill) O-Andrew Tinkler B-Moyglare Stud Farm TR-JP Murtagh 3. Scintillula (IRE) 3 8-12 £4,390 b f by Galileo - Scribonia (Danehill) O-Miss K Rausing, Mrs JS Bolger B/TR-JS Bolger Margins 0.5, 0.5. Time 2:32.04 (slow 1.04). Going Good to firm.

Dam of WEST WIND (f Machiavellian: Prix de Diane G1, 2nd Prix Vermeille G1, 3rd Pretty Polly S G1), REDBRIDGE (c Alleged: Mercury S LR).

Nearctic Natalma Bold Reason Fairy Bridge Special Shirley Heights Darshaan Delsy Kris Kozana Koblenza Nureyev Polar Falcon Marie d’Argonne Cozzene Fearless Revival Stufida Law Society Homme de Loi Our Village Crystal Glitters Marie Glitters Marie de Vez Northern Dancer

Sadler’s Wells HIGH CHAPARRAL b 99 Kasora

Pivotal PIVOLINE gr 03 Lady Glitters

223 ROSE OF LANCASTER S G3 HAYDOCK PARK. August 10. 3yo. 10f 95yds.

1. DAVID LIVINGSTON (IRE) 4 9-3 £34,026 b c by Galileo - Mora Bai (Indian Ridge) O-Dr Cyrus Poonawalla B-Rhinestone Bloodstock, Lynch-Bages Ltd TR-MF De Kock 2. Telescope (IRE) 3 8-8 £12,900 b c by Galileo - Velouette (Darshaan) O-Highclere Thoroughbred Racing (Wavetree) B-Barronstown Stud TR-Sir Michael Stoute 3. Noble Mission (GB) 4 9-3 £6,456 b c by Galileo - Kind (Danehill) O-K Abdullah B-Juddmonte Farms TR-Lady Cecil Margins 1, head. Time 2:11.83 (slow 2.83). Going Good to firm. Age 2-4

Starts 12

Wins 3

Places 5

Earned £129,274

Sire: GALILEO. Sire of 147 Stakes winners. In 2013 INTELLO Danehill G1, LINTON Centaine G1, MAGICIAN Mozart G1, RULER OF THE WORLD Kingmambo G1, BATTLE OF MARENGO Green Desert G2, TAPESTRY Danehill G2, ALTANO Lando G3, DAVID LIVINGSTON Indian Ridge G3, ERNEST HEMINGWAY Darshaan G3, FEEL LIKE DANCING Darshaan G3, FLYING THE FLAG Pivotal G3, ROMANTICA Danehill G3, SCINTILLULA Danehill G3, STARSTRUCK Big Shuffle G3, WONDERFULLY Danehill G3. 1st Dam: Mora Bai by Indian Ridge. unraced. Own sister to Treasure The Lady. Dam of 3 winners: 2005: SCREAM EAGLE (c Sadler’s Wells) 6 wins at 3, 5 and 6 in Japan. 2006: Arhigos Kostis (g Sadler’s Wells) 2007: TUPELO HONEY (f Sadler’s Wells) Winner at 4. 2008: Copernica (f Galileo) unraced.


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Caulfield on Sudirman: “He has every right to shine at two, as his parents both did well at that age. Sire Henrythenavigator has got a Phoenix Stakes winner in each of his first two crops”

2009: DAVID LIVINGSTON (c Galileo) 3 wins at 2 and 4, Beresford S G2, Rose of Lancaster S G3, 3rd National S G1, Irish St Leger Trial G3. 2010: Magic Spell (c Galileo) in training. 2011: Just As Well (f Galileo) unraced to date. 2012: (c Montjeu) 2nd Dam: Kasora by Darshaan. unraced. Own sister to Korasoun. Dam of HIGH CHAPARRAL (c Sadler’s Wells: Derby S G1, Irish Derby G1, Irish Champion S G1, Racing Post Trophy G1, Breeders’ Cup Turf G1 (twice), 3rd Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe G1 (twice)), BLACK BEAR ISLAND (c Sadler’s Wells: Dante S G2, 2nd Secretariat S G1), Treasure The Lady (f Indian Ridge: 3rd Silken Glider S LR), Helena Molony (f Sadler’s Wells: 2nd Victor McCalmont S LR). Broodmare Sire: INDIAN RIDGE. Sire of the dams of 68 Stakes winners. In 2013 - KINGSGATE NATIVE Mujadil G2, DAVID LIVINGSTON Galileo G3, MONTIRIDGE Ramonti G3, MULL OF KILLOUGH Mull of Kintyre G3, ROMANTIC WAVE Rock of Gibraltar G3, TICKLED PINK Invincible Spirit G3. The Galileo/Indian Ridge cross has produced: DAVID LIVINGSTON G1, NIGHTIME G1, OH GOODNESS ME G1, FIULIN G3. DAVID LIVINGSTON b c 2009 Sadler’s Wells GALILEO b 98 Urban Sea

Indian Ridge MORA BAI b 00 Kasora

Nearctic Northern Dancer Natalma Bold Reason Fairy Bridge Special Mr Prospector Miswaki Hopespringseternal Lombard Allegretta Anatevka Lorenzaccio Ahonoora Helen Nichols Swing Easy Hillbrow Golden City Shirley Heights Darshaan Delsy Kris Kozana Koblenza

224 PHOENIX SPRINT S G3 CURRAGH. August 11. 3yo+. 6f.

1. SLADE POWER (IRE) 4 9-10 £31,707 b c by Dutch Art - Girl Power (Key of Luck) O-Mrs S Power B-Mrs S Power TR-Edward Lynam 2. Hamza (IRE) 4 9-7 £9,268 b g by Amadeus Wolf - Lady Shanghai (Alhaarth) O-Mubarak Al Naemi B-Castlemartin Stud, Skymarc Farm TR-Kevin Ryan 3. Sea Siren (AUS) 5 9-4 £4,390 b m by Fastnet Rock - Express A Smile (Success Express) O-M Tabor, D Smith, Mrs J Magnier B-K Biggs Enterprises Pty Ltd TR-AP O’Brien Margins 1.5, 1.5. Time 1:09.33 (fast 1.67). Going Good. Age 2-4

Starts 11

Wins 5

Places 4

Earned £152,291

Sire: DUTCH ART. Sire of 11 Stakes winners. In 2013 - GARSWOOD Kyllachy G2, PRODUCER Irish River G3, SLADE POWER Key of Luck G3. 1st Dam: GIRL POWER by Key of Luck. Winner at 3. Own sister to Key Rose. Dam of 1 winner: 2009: SLADE POWER (c Dutch Art) Sold 4,761gns yearling at DNPRM. 5 wins, Phoenix Sprint S G3, Sapphire S G3, Sandy Lane S LR, Belgrave S LR, 3rd July Cup G1, Greenlands S G3. 2010: Cool Power (f Verglas) in training. 2012: (f Rock of Gibraltar) SLADE POWER b c 2009 Mr Prospector Coup de Folie Storm Bird Mystic Goddess Rose Goddess DUTCH ART ch 04 Rainbow Quest Spectrum River Dancer Halland Park Lass Drumalis Palacegate Episode Pasadena Lady Danzig Chief’s Crown Six Crowns Key of Luck Gay Mecene Balbonella Bamieres GIRL POWER b 04 Last Tycoon Marju Flame of Tara Rumuz Advocator Balqis Bold But Baffled Machiavellian


2nd Dam: Rumuz by Marju. Dam of Key Rose (f Key of Luck: 3rd Flame of Tara S LR). Broodmare Sire: KEY OF LUCK. Sire of the dams of 8 Stakes winners. In 2013 - SOCIETY ROCK Rock of Gibraltar G2, EXOGENESIS Dark Angel G3, SLADE POWER Dutch Art G3.

225 PHOENIX S G1 CURRAGH. August 11. 2yoc&f. 6f.

1. SUDIRMAN (USA) 9-3 £94,309 b c by Henrythenavigator - Shermeen (Desert Style) O-Mrs Fitri Hay, Mrs J Magnier B-Kathryn Nikkel, Jeanne Canty TR-David Wachman 2. Big Time (IRE) 9-3 £30,894 br c by Kheleyf - Beguine (Green Dancer) O-Mrs CC Regalad B-Highfort Stud TR-John Joseph Murphy 3. War Command (USA) 9-3 £14,634 b c by War Front - Wandering Star (Red Ransom) O-J Allen, Mrs J Magnier, M Tabor, D Smith B-Joseph Allen TR-AP O’Brien Margins 0.5, 0.5. Time 1:09.35 (fast 1.65). Going Good. Age 2

Starts 4

Wins 2

Places 1

Earned £59,032

Sire: HENRYTHENAVIGATOR. Sire of 4 Stakes winners. In 2013 - SUDIRMAN Desert Style G1. 1st Dam: SHERMEEN by Desert Style. 4 wins 2-4, Luther Burbank H, 3rd Cornwallis S G3, Senorita S G3. Own sister to MISTER MANANNAN. Dam of 1 winner: 2010: Henrietta Rose (f Henrythenavigator) in training. 2011: SUDIRMAN (c Henrythenavigator) Sold 200,000gns yearling at TAOC1. 2 wins at 2, Phoenix S G1, Railway S G2. 2012: (c Henrythenavigator) 2nd Dam: COVER GIRL by Common Grounds. 6 wins, Morten Og Torvald Klaveness Minnelop LR. Dam of MISTER MANANNAN (g Desert Style: Harry Rosebery S LR, Prix Sigy LR, 2nd Molecomb S G3, 3rd Flying Childers S G2), SHERMEEN (f Desert Style, see above). Broodmare Sire: DESERT STYLE. Sire of the dams of 6 Stakes winners. In 2013 - HAVANA GOLD Teofilo G1, LETHAL FORCE Dark Angel G1, SUDIRMAN Henrythenavigator G1. SUDIRMAN b c 2011 Raise A Native Gold Digger Nureyev Miesque Pasadoble HENRYTHENAVIGATOR bbr 05 Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge Sequoyah Irish River Brigid Luv Luvin’ Danzig Green Desert Foreign Courier Desert Style High Top Organza Canton Silk SHERMEEN b 03 Kris Common Grounds Sweetly Cover Girl Doulab Peace Carrier Paradise Bird Mr Prospector


Desert Style’s excellent year as a broodmare sire – highlighted in August’s Caulfield Files – has got better and better. Lethal Force added the July Cup to his Diamond Jubilee triumph, while Havana Gold has won the Prix Jean Prat, and now the Railway Stakes winner Sudirman has recorded his first Gr1 success in the Phoenix Stakes. Sudirman’s dam Shermeen possessed the enviable combination of toughness and talent. A three-time winner at two in Britain before being sold for 160,000gns to the USA, Shermeen went on to race 24 times in her new home. Remarkably, she won only one of the 24 but that win came in a stakes race over eight and a half furlongs on turf. She lost value,


though, as she was sold for $100,000 at Keeneland as a five-year-old. Shermeen’s younger brother Mister Manannan was even better, showing very useful form over sprint distances. Speed has traditionally been this family’s main asset, as Sudirman’s third dam Peace Carrier was a halfsister to Sandhurst Goddess, a very speedy mare who now has the distinction of being the dam of the fast and precocious Lady Alexander and second dam of the smart sprinter Dandy Man. Sudirman has every right to shine at two, as his parents both did well at that age. His sire, the Coventry Stakes winner Henrythenavigator, has sired a Phoenix Stakes winner in each of his first two crops, Sudirman’s predecessor being Pedro The Great. He also sired the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf winner George Vancouver in his first crop. George Vancouver is out of a Danzig mare, while Sudirman’s broodmare sire is a grandson of Danzig. There are also two talented 2013 juveniles – Sir John Hawkins and Mappa Mundi – out of mares by Danzig’s son Danehill, so Henrythenavigator should have plenty of opportunities following his move to Ireland. 226 DEBUTANTE S G2 CURRAGH. August 11. 2yof. 7f.

1. TAPESTRY (IRE) 9-0 £52,846 b f by Galileo - Rumplestiltskin (Danehill) O-Mrs J Magnier, M Tabor, D Smith, Flaxman Stables Ire Ltd B-Orpendale, The Niarchos Family TR-AP O’Brien 2. Perhaps (IRE) 9-0 £15,447 b f by Galileo - Anna Karenina (Green Desert) O-D Smith, Mrs J Magnier, M Tabor B-Anna Karenina Syndicate TR-AP O’Brien 3. Avenue Gabriel (GB) 9-0 £7,317 b f by Champs Elysees - Vas Y Carla (Gone West) O-Lady O’Reilly B-Plantation Stud TR-PD Deegan Margins 1.75, 0.5. Time 1:22.89 (fast 0.61). Going Good. Age 2

Starts 1

Wins 1

Places 0

Earned £10,098

Sire: GALILEO. Sire of 148 Stakes winners. In 2013 INTELLO Danehill G1, LINTON Centaine G1, MAGICIAN Mozart G1, RULER OF THE WORLD Kingmambo G1, BATTLE OF MARENGO Green Desert G2, TAPESTRY Danehill G2, ALTANO Lando G3, DAVID LIVINGSTON Indian Ridge G3, ERNEST HEMINGWAY Darshaan G3, FEEL LIKE DANCING Darshaan G3, FLYING THE FLAG Pivotal G3, RAIN GAL Hurricane Sky G3, ROMANTICA Danehill G3, SCINTILLULA Danehill G3, STARSTRUCK Big Shuffle G3, WONDERFULLY Danehill G3. 1st Dam: RUMPLESTILTSKIN by Danehill. Champion 2yo filly in Europe in 2005. 5 wins, Moyglare Stud S G1, Prix Marcel Boussac G1. Dam of 3 winners: 2008: WHY (f Galileo) Winner at 2. 2010: THEATRE (c Galileo) Winner at 2. 2011: TAPESTRY (f Galileo) 1 win, Debutante S G2. 2012: (c Galileo) 2nd Dam: Monevassia by Mr Prospector. Own sister to MIESQUE’S SON, KINGMAMBO and Inventing Paradise. Dam of RUMPLESTILTSKIN, Tower Rock (c Dylan Thomas: 2nd Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial S G2). Grandam of WILD WIND. Broodmare Sire: DANEHILL. Sire of the dams of 229 Stakes winners. In 2013 - FENOMENO Stay Gold G1, INTELLO Galileo G1, MORE THAN SACRED More Than Ready G1, RUUD AWAKENING Bernardini G1, FIX Iffraaj G2, MULAAZEM Dubai Destination G2, STAR OF GISELLE Reset G2,


Fairy Bridge

GALILEO b 98 Miswaki Urban Sea Allegretta Danehill RUMPLESTILTSKIN b 03

Danzig Razyana Mr Prospector

Monevassia Miesque

Nearctic Natalma Bold Reason Special Mr Prospector Hopespringseternal Lombard Anatevka Northern Dancer Pas de Nom His Majesty Spring Adieu Raise A Native Gold Digger Nureyev Pasadoble

227 ROYAL WHIP S G3 CURRAGH. August 11. 3yo+. 10f.

1. MAPUTO (GB) 3 9-0 £31,707 b c by Cape Cross - Insijaam (Secretariat) O-Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum B-Darley TR-Mark Johnston 2. Caponata (USA) 4 9-6 £9,268 b f by Selkirk - Daring Diva (Dansili) O-K Abdullah B-Juddmonte Farms TR-DK Weld 3. Fortify (IRE) 3 9-0 £4,390 b c by Danehill Dancer - Shaanara (Darshaan) O-Mrs J Magnier, M Tabor, D Smith B-Lynch Bages Ltd, Samac Ltd TR-AP O’Brien Margins 1, 2.25. Time 2:08.13 (slow 3.13). Going Good to firm. Age 2-3

Starts 7

Wins 5

Places 1

Earned £86,234

Sire: CAPE CROSS. Sire of 86 SWs. In 2013 - JET AWAY Kahyasi G3, MAPUTO Secretariat G3. 1st Dam: INSIJAAM by Secretariat. 3 wins at 2 and 3 in France, Prix Charles Laffitte LR, Prix de la Cochere LR. Dam of 7 winners: 1995: Irish Flare (f Irish River) 1996: Ideal Lady (f Seattle Slew) unraced. Dam of Bouboulina (2nd Surrey S LR). 1997: Picture Princess (f Sadler’s Wells). Dam of Very Good Day (3rd Cocked Hat S LR). Grandam of Aroma Perfeito (2nd Grande Premio Marciano de Aguiar Moreira G2). 1999: JANADEL (c Machiavellian) 7 wins in UAE, USA. 2001: MASTER MARVEL (g Selkirk) 7 wins. 2002: PICTAVIA (f Sinndar) 5 wins 2-5, Select S G3, 2nd Moyglare Stud S G1, 3rd Oaks S G1. 2003: RIVER LENA (f Spectrum) 2 wins. 2004: COLOUR ME BLUE (g Spectrum) 7 wins to 2013 in Belgium, France. 2005: SAFEBREAKER (g Key of Luck) 5 wins 2-4. 2007: Do Disturb (f Sinndar) unraced. 2008: Merciful (f Cape Cross) unraced. 2009: Insouciante (f Pivotal) Unplaced. 2010: MAPUTO (c Cape Cross) 5 wins at 3, Royal Whip S G3, Glasgow S LR. 2012: (c Pivotal) 2nd Dam: Cadeaux d’Amie by Lyphard. 2 wins at 2 and 3 in France, 3rd Prix d’Aumale G3, Prix Vanteaux G3. Dam of IRISH PRIZE (g Irish River: Shoemaker Breeders’ Cup Mile S G1), HATOOF (f Irish River: Champion S G1, 1000 Guineas G1, Beverly D S G1), INSIJAAM, FASATEEN (f Alysheba: Prix Panacee LR). Grandam of DIVINE TASK, OBVIOUS CHOICE. Third dam of TRADING LEATHER, ZAVONE, CURTAIL. Broodmare Sire: SECRETARIAT. Sire of the dams of 140 SWs. In 2013 - MAPUTO Cape Cross G3.



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European Pattern >>

MAPUTO b c 2010 Danzig Green Desert

Foreign Courier

CAPE CROSS b/br 94 Ahonoora Park Appeal Balidaress Secretariat INSIJAAM ch 90 Cadeaux d’Amie

Bold Ruler Somethingroyal Lyphard Tananarive

Northern Dancer Pas de Nom Sir Ivor Courtly Dee Lorenzaccio Helen Nichols Balidar Innocence Nasrullah Miss Disco Princequillo Imperatrice Northern Dancer Goofed Le Fabuleux Ten Double

228 PRIX JACQUES LE MAROIS G1 DEAUVILLE. August 11. 3yo+. 1600m.

1. MOONLIGHT CLOUD (GB) 5 9-1 £278,732 b m by Invincible Spirit - Ventura (Spectrum) O/B-George Strawbridge TR-F Head 2. Olympic Glory (IRE) 3 8-11 £111,512 b c by Choisir - Acidanthera (Alzao) O-Sheikh Joann Bin Hamad Al Thani B-Denis McDonnell TR-R Hannon 3. Intello (GER) 3 8-11 £55,756 b c by Galileo - Impressionnante (Danehill) O/B-Wertheimer et Frere TR-A Fabre Margins Short head, 1.75. Time 1:33.39. Going Good. Age 2-5

Starts 18

Wins 11

Places Earned 4 £1,232,526

Sire: INVINCIBLE SPIRIT. Sire of 67 Stakes winners. In 2013 - MOONLIGHT CLOUD Spectrum G1, SPIRIT QUARTZ Rainbow Quest G2, SPIRIT SONG Kingston Rule G2, RAWAAQ Silver Hawk G3, TICKLED PINK Indian Ridge G3. 1st Dam: Ventura by Spectrum. 2 wins at 3, 3rd Carlsberg Ruby S LR. Dam of 4 winners: 2003: CEDAR MOUNTAIN (c Galileo) 3 wins 4-5, Round Table H LR, 2nd Sunset H G2. 2004: Sarafsa (f Selkirk) unraced. 2005: LAKUTA (f Pivotal) 2 wins at 4 in France. 2007: EXTREME GREEN (f Motivator) Winner at 3. 2008: MOONLIGHT CLOUD (f Invincible Spirit). 11 wins 2-5, Prix du Moulin G1, Prix Jacques Le Marois G1, Prix Maurice de Gheest G1 (3 times), Prix de la Porte Maillot G3 (twice), Prix du Palais Royal G3, Prix Imprudence G3, 2nd Diamond Jubilee S G1, Prix du Palais Royal G3. 2010: Satin Box (f Manduro) unraced to date. 2011: When In Doubt (f Montjeu) unraced to date. 2012: (f Makfi) 2nd Dam: WEDDING BOUQUET by Kings Lake. 6 wins2-4, C L Weld Park S G3, Monrovia H G3, 2nd National S G1, 3rd Phoenix S G1. Dam of Ventura. Grandam of PROBABLY, BRUGES. Third dam of TALWAR, HAWAAFEZ. Broodmare Sire: SPECTRUM. Sire of the dams of 24 Stakes winners. In 2013 - MOONLIGHT CLOUD Invincible Spirit G1, SANGSTER Savabeel G1, TELLINA Silvano G2. See race 215 in the September issue for analysis. MOONLIGHT CLOUD b m 2008 Danzig Green Desert

Foreign Courier

INVINCIBLE SPIRIT b 97 Kris Rafha Eljazzi Spectrum VENTURA b 98 Wedding Bouquet

Rainbow Quest River Dancer Kings Lake Doff The Derby

Northern Dancer Pas de Nom Sir Ivor Courtly Dee Sharpen Up Doubly Sure Artaius Border Bounty Blushing Groom I Will Follow Irish River Dancing Shadow Nijinsky Fish-Bar Master Derby Margarethen

229 PRIX MINERVE G3 DEAUVILLE. August 11. 3yof. 2500m.

1. POMOLOGY (USA) 8-9 £32,520 bbr f by Arch - Sharp Apple (Diesis) O-HRH Princess Haya Of Jordan B-Dr John A Chandler TR-John Gosden


2. Artiste Divine (GB) 8-9 £13,008 b f by Peintre Celebre - Aquarelliste (Danehill) O-Ballymore Thoroughbreds Ltd B-Dayton Investments Ltd TR-A Fabre 3. Gosh (IRE) 8-9 £9,756 ch f by Peintre Celebre - Ragazza Mio (Generous) O/B-Fair Salinia Ltd TR-Mme Pia Brandt Margins 0.5, 3. Time 2:41.80 (slow 4.30). Going Good. Age 3

Starts 3

Wins 3

Places 0

Earned £39,798

Sire: ARCH. Sire of 42 Stakes winners. In 2013 SARACH Atticus G2, SO LONG GEORGE Mining G2, POMOLOGY Diesis G3. 1st Dam: SHARP APPLE by Diesis. 4 wins at 4 in USA, Penn National Distaff H LR. Dam of 4 winners: 2004: Sharbat (f Dynaformer) 3 wins at 3 and 4 in USA, 2nd Fortin H, 3rd Bayou H LR. 2005: Granny Smith (f Distant View) Unplaced. 2006: Orange Pippin (f Distant View) unraced. 2007: DUBAI PHANTOM (g Arch) Winner at 3. 2008: MISS PLIMSOLL (f Arch) Winner at 5 in USA. 2009: Bramley (f Dynaformer) 2010: POMOLOGY (f Arch) 3 wins at 3, Prix Minerve G3. 2011: Silverville (f Badge of Silver) unraced to date. 2013: (f Artie Schiller) 2nd Dam: Top Apple by Top Ville. 1 win in France, 2nd Prix de Thiberville LR. Dam of SHARP APPLE. Grandam of Wincat. Broodmare Sire: DIESIS. Sire of the dams of 96 Stakes winners. In 2013 - POMOLOGY Arch G3. The Arch/Diesis cross has produced: POMOLOGY G3, INSCRUTABLE LR. POMOLOGY b/br f 2010 Roberto Kris S

Sharp Queen

ARCH b/br 95 Danzig Aurora Althea Diesis SHARP APPLE b 96 Top Apple

Sharpen Up Doubly Sure Top Ville Pomme Rose

Hail To Reason Bramalea Princequillo Bridgework Northern Dancer Pas de Nom Alydar Courtly Dee Atan Rocchetta Reliance II Soft Angels High Top Sega Ville Carvin II Sentinelle

230 GROSSER PREIS VON BAYERN G1 MUNICH. August 11. 3yo+. 2400m.

1. SEISMOS (IRE) 5 9-6 £81,301 ch g by Dalakhani - Sasuela (Dashing Blade) O/B-Gestut Karlshof TR-A Wohler 2. Empoli (GER) 3 8-9 £24,390 c by Halling - Estefania (Acatenango) O/B-Gestut Ebbesloh TR-P Schiergen 3. Girolamo (GER) 4 9-6 £12,195 b c by Dai Jin - Golden Time (Surumu) O/B-Gestut Ebbesloh TR-P Schiergen Margins 4, 0.75. Time 2:33.20. Going Good. Age 3-5

Starts 14

Wins 4

Places 5

Earned £104,315

Sire: DALAKHANI. Sire of 36 Stakes winners. In 2013 - RELIABLE MAN Sadler’s Wells G1, SEISMOS Dashing Blade G1, TIGAH Platini G3. 1st Dam: SASUELA by Dashing Blade. Winner at 3 in Germany. Dam of 5 winners: 2005: Siglo (c Montjeu) 2006: Soberania (f Monsun) Winner at 3, 2nd Preis der Diana G1, 3rd Premio Lydia Tesio G1. 2007: STERNENWIND (c Monsun) 4 wins at 5 in Germany. 2008: SEISMOS (g Dalakhani) 4 wins 3-4, Grosser Preis von Bayern G1, Hessen-Pokal G3, Hubertus-Liebrecht-Gedachtnispreis G3, G P de Clairefontain LR, 2nd Baden-WurttembergTrophy G3. 2009: SAMBA BRAZIL (f Teofilo) 3 wins 2-3, Berenberg Bank Cup LR, 3rd Premio Sergio Cumani G3, Premio Verziere G3. 2010: SOCCER MOM (f Monsun) 1 win at 3.

2011: Suracon (c Monsun) unraced to date. 2012: See The White (c Monsun) 2013: (f Monsun) 2nd Dam: Sacarina by Old Vic. unraced. Dam of SCHIAPARELLI (c Monsun: Gran Premio del Jockey Club e Coppa d’Oro G1 (twice), Deutsches Derby G1, Deutschlandpreis G1, Preis von Europa G1, 2nd Prix Royal-Oak G1, Deutschlandpreis G1, 3rd Irish St Leger G1), SAMUM (c Monsun: Deutsches Derby G1, Grosser Preis von Baden G1, 3rd Deutschlandpreis G1), SALVE REGINA (f Monsun: Diana Deutsches Stuten Derby G1, 2nd Private Banking Pokal G1, Deutsches Derby G1, Grosser Preis von Baden G1, Europa Preis G1), SEVENTH SKY (g King’s Best: Aktion Sonnenstrahl Derby Trial LR). Grandam of SORTILEGE, SALVE GERMANIA. Broodmare Sire: DASHING BLADE. Sire of the dams of 36 Stakes winners. In 2013 - SEISMOS Dalakhani G1. SEISMOS ch g 2008 Shirley Heights Darshaan


DALAKHANI gr 00 Miswaki Daltawa Damana Dashing Blade SASUELA b 00 Sacarina

Elegant Air Sharp Castan Old Vic Brave Lass

Mill Reef Hardiemma Abdos Kelty Mr Prospector Hopespringseternal Crystal Palace Denia Shirley Heights Elegant Tern Sharpen Up Sultry One Sadler’s Wells Cockade Ridan Bravour II

Inbreeding to Shirley Heights has already contributed to the talent of one of 2013’s star middle-distance performers in Al Kazeem, who is inbred 4 x 3 to the 1978 Derby winner. Now there is a second Gr1 winner in the well-connected German gelding Seismos, who is inbred 3 x 4. This four-year-old son of Dalakhani sprang a 12-1 surprise when he made much of the running to easily win the Grosser Preis von Bayern. Had he not been gelded, Seismos would now have obvious potential as a stallion – he is one of three black-type performers produced by Sasuela, a winning half-sister to the Classicwinning Monsun siblings Samum, Salve Regina and Schiaparelli. Samum won the Deutsches Derby in 2000 (and has since sired the 2008 Deutsches Derby winner Kamsin), while Salve Regina landed the Preis der Diana in 2002, when she was also second in the Deutsches Derby. The most successful of the three, in terms of Gr1 wins, was Schiaparelli with a total of five, divided between Germany (Deutsches Derby, Deutschlandpreis and Preis von Europa) and Italy (two editions of the Gran Premio del Jockey Club). He also proved his stamina with victories in the Goodwood Cup and Prix Kergorlay. Old Vic, the sire of Seismos’s second dam Sacarina, was best known as an excellent source of highclass staying chasers. Don’t forget, though, that he was an outstanding winner of the Prix du Jockey-Club and the Irish Derby. Seismos’s third dam Brave Lass won four of her five starts at two, when Timeform rated her 114. At 40,000gns Brave Lass was one of the cheaper mares at Jim Joel’s 1986 dispersal, but she had German classic connections. Her dam Bravour,

Germany’s best two-year-old filly of 1965, won the 1,000 Guineas and was third in her country’s Oaks, a race once won by her half-sister Brisanz. 231 PRIX GUILLAUME D’ORNANO G2 DEAUVILLE. August 15. 3yo. 2000m.

1. VANCOUVERITE (GB) 9-2 £185,366 b c by Dansili - Villarrica (Selkirk) O-Godolphin SNC B-Darley TR-A Fabre 2. Pilote (IRE) 9-2 £71,545 ch c by Pivotal - Legerete (Rahy) O/B-Wertheimer et Frere TR-A Fabre 3. Zhiyi (USA) 9-2 £34,146 b c by Henrythenavigator - Burning Sunset (Caerleon) O-Niarchos Family B-Flaxman Holdings Ltd TR-P Bary Margins 1.25, 0.5. Time 2:04.22. Going Good. Age 3

Starts 5

Wins 4

Places 0

Earned £228,049

Sire: DANSILI. Sire of 84 Stakes winners. In 2013 FLINTSHIRE Sadler’s Wells G1, FORETELLER Warning G1, LAUGHING Be My Chief G1, WINSILI Pivotal G1, DANK Darshaan G2, RIPOSTE Rainbow Quest G2, THOMAS CHIPPENDALE Sadler’s Wells G2, VANCOUVERITE Selkirk G2, REMOTE Zamindar G3, ZIBELINA Zafonic G3. 1st Dam: VILLARRICA by Selkirk. 2 wins at 3. Dam of 3 winners: 2007: Shadowboxing (c Shamardal) unraced. 2008: KHAWLAH (f Cape Cross) 3 wins 2-3, UAE Derby G2. 2009: EVERGLADES (f Teofilo) 2 wins at 3 in France. 2010: VANCOUVERITE (c Dansili) 4 wins at 3 in France, Prix Guillaume d’Ornano G2, Prix Pelleas LR. 2011: Summer Flower (f Oasis Dream) unraced to date. 2012: (c Cape Cross) 2013: (f Dubawi) 2nd Dam: MELIKAH by Lammtarra. 1 win at 3, Pretty Polly S LR, 2nd Irish Oaks G1, 3rd Oaks S G1. Dam of MASTERSTROKE (c Monsun: Grand Prix de Deauville G2, 3rd Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe G1). Broodmare Sire: SELKIRK. Sire of the dams of 39 Stakes winners. In 2013 - VANCOUVERITE Dansili G2, BYE BYE BIRDIE Oasis Dream G3. The Dansili/Selkirk cross has produced: VANCOUVERITE G2, DORMELLO G3, HOME AFFAIRS G3. VANCOUVERITE b c 2010 Danzig Danehill


DANSILI b 96 Kahyasi Hasili Kerali Selkirk VILLARRICA ch 02 Melikah

Sharpen Up Annie Edge Lammtarra Urban Sea

Northern Dancer Pas de Nom His Majesty Spring Adieu Ile de Bourbon Kadissya High Line Sookera Atan Rocchetta Nebbiolo Friendly Court Nijinsky Snow Bride Miswaki Allegretta

232 PRIX DE LIEUREY G3 DEAUVILLE. August 15. 3yof. 1600m.

1. ZIBELINA (IRE) 8-11 £32,520 b f by Dansili - Zaeema (Zafonic) O-Godolphin SNC B-Darley TR-Charles Appleby 2. Table Ronde (IRE) 8-11 £13,008 br f by Astronomer Royal - Tanzania (Alzao) O-Mme Yolande Seydoux De Clausonne B-SF Bloodstock LLC TR-J-C Rouget 3. Siyenica (FR) 8-11 £9,756 b f by Azamour - Sichilla (Danehill) O-HH The Aga Khan B-Haras De Son Altesse L’Aga Khan Scea TR-A de Royer-Dupre Margins Neck, 1.25. Time 1:40.91. Going Good. Age 3

Starts 3

Wins 3

Places 0

Earned £57,792


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Caulfield on Seismos: “His second dam’s sire, Old Vic, was best known as an excellent source of high-class staying chasers. Don’t forget, though, he won the French and Irish Derby”


Sire: DANSILI. See race 231. 1st Dam: ZAEEMA by Zafonic. Winner at 2. Dam of 6 winners: 2004: OLD ROMNEY (g Halling) 4 wins 2-5. 2005: FLORISTRY (f Fasliyev) 3 wins at 2, Doncaster S LR. 2006: ROYAL RHYME (f Royal Applause) 2 wins at 3 in Greece. 2007: BARQ (c Green Desert) 2 wins at 3. 2009: IHTIFAL (f Dansili) Winner at 3. 2010: ZIBELINA (f Dansili) 3 wins at 3, Prix de Lieurey G3, Valiant S LR. 2nd Dam: TALENTED by Bustino. 3 wins 3-4, Sun Chariot S G2. Dam of CARLTON HOUSE (c Street Cry: Dante S G2, 2nd Prince of Wales’s S G1, 3rd Derby S G1), FRISTON FOREST (g Barathea: Derby du Midi LR, Derby du Languedoc LR, Prix Scaramouche LR, 3rd Prix La Force G3). Broodmare Sire: ZAFONIC. Sire of the dams of 50 Stakes winners. In 2013 - PRINCESS NOOR Holy Roman Emperor G3, ZIBELINA Dansili G3. The Dansili/Zafonic cross has produced: ZAMBEZI SUN G1, ZIBELINA G3, PRUDENZIA LR, ZERO GRAVITY LR. ZIBELINA b f 2010 Danzig Danehill


DANSILI b 96 Kahyasi Hasili Kerali Zafonic

Gone West Zaizafon

ZAEEMA br 99 Talented

Bustino Triple Reef

Northern Dancer Pas de Nom His Majesty Spring Adieu Ile de Bourbon Kadissya High Line Sookera Mr Prospector Secrettame The Minstrel Mofida Busted Ship Yard Mill Reef Triple First

233 DESMOND S G3 LEOPARDSTOWN. August 15. 3yo+. 8f.

1. GORDON LORD BYRON (IRE) 5 9-9 £31,707 b g by Byron - Boa Estrela (Intikhab) O-Dr Cyrus Poonawalla, Morgan J Cahalan B-Roland H Alder TR-T Hogan 2. Ansgar (IRE) 5 9-9 £9,268 b g by Celtic Swing - Jemmy’s Girl (Pennekamp) O-Mrs Chynel Phelan, Shane Fox B-Chynel Phelan TR-Sabrina J Harty 3. Leitir Mor (IRE) 3 9-5 £4,390 b c by Holy Roman Emperor - Christinas Letter (Galileo) O-Mrs JS Bolger B/TR-JS Bolger Margins Neck, head. Time 1:38.74 (slow 0.74). Going Good. Age 2-5

Starts 29

Wins 8

Places 15

Earned £401,079

Sire: BYRON. Sire of 4 Stakes winners. In 2013 BYRAMA Darshaan G1, GORDON LORD BYRON Intikhab G3. 1st Dam: Boa Estrela by Intikhab. unraced. Dam of 1 winner: 2007: (c Iron Mask). , died as a foal. 2008: GORDON LORD BYRON (g Byron) Sold 1,400gns foal at GONO1, 4,622gns yearling at GOOY1. 8 wins 3-5, Prix de la Foret G1, Desmond S G3, City of York S LR, 2nd Sprint Cup G1, Phoenix Sprint S G3, Minstrel S G3, Owenstown Stud Whitehead Memorial S LR, 3rd Prix Maurice de Gheest G1, Duke of York S G2. 2009: Piccola Sissi (f Footstepsinthesand) Unplaced in Italy. 2011: (f Three Valleys) 2nd Dam: CHARITA by Lycius. 2 wins at 2 and 4 Ali Retza/Mamadi Soudavar Garnet S LR. Dam of CHEYENNE STAR (f Mujahid: Brownstown S G3, Ridgewood Pearl S G3). Grandam of Avomcic. Broodmare Sire: INTIKHAB. Sire of the dams of 5 Stakes winners. In 2013 - GORDON LORD BYRON Byron G3, LICIA Singspiel G3, PIRIKA Monsun G3.

Danzig Green Desert

Foreign Courier

BYRON b 01 Woodman Gay Gallanta Gallanta Intikhab BOA ESTRELA b 02 Charita

Red Ransom Crafty Example Lycius Seme de Lys

Northern Dancer Pas de Nom Sir Ivor Courtly Dee Mr Prospector Playmate Nureyev Gay Missile Roberto Arabia Crafty Prospector Zienelle Mr Prospector Lypatia Slew O’ Gold Blazon

234 SOVEREIGN S G3 SALISBURY. August 15. 3yo+c&g. 8f.

1. AFSARE (GB) 6 9-0 £42,533 b g by Dubawi - Jumaireyah (Fairy King) O-Mohamed Obaida B-Darley TR-Luca Cumani 2. Boom And Bust (IRE) 6 9-0 £16,125 b g by Footstepsinthesand - Forest Call (Wolfhound) O-Jason Singh B-Duncan A McGregor TR-Marcus Tregoning 3. Professor (GB) 3 8-7 £8,070 ch c by Byron - Jubilee (Selkirk) O-Mrs P Good B-Exors JR Good TR-R Hannon Margins 6, short head. Time 1:39.28 (fast 0.22). Going Good. See race 256 later in this issue

235 HUNGERFORD S G2 NEWBURY. August 17. 3yo+. 7f.

1. GREGORIAN (IRE) 4 9-3 £56,710 gr c by Clodovil - Three Days In May (Cadeaux Genereux) O-HRH Princess Haya Of Jordan B-Rathasker Stud TR-John Gosden 2. Soft Falling Rain (SAF) 4 9-5 £21,500 b c by National Assembly - Gardener’s Delight (Giant’s Causeway) O-Hamdan Al Maktoum B-Highlands Farm Stud (Pty) Ltd TR-MF De Kock 3. Tawhid (GB) 3 8-12 £10,760 gr c by Invincible Spirit - Snowdrops (Gulch) O-Godolphin B-West Lodge Stud TR-Saeed bin Suroor Margins 1.5, 1.25. Time 1:25.84 (slow 2.84). Going Good. Age 2-4

Starts 16

Wins 5

Places 5

Earned £283,963

Sire: CLODOVIL. Sire of 13 SWs. 2013 - GREGORIAN Cadeaux Genereux G2, MORIARTY Criminal Type G2. 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. 2007: KALAM DALEEL (c Clodovil) Winner at 2. 2009: GREGORIAN (c Clodovil) Sold 85,000gns yearling at TAOC1. 5 wins 2-4, Hungerford S G2, Diomed S G3, 2nd Prix Jean Prat G1, Spring Trophy S LR, 3rd Queen Anne S G1, St James’s Palace S G1. 2011: Manderley (f Clodovil) 2012: (c Thousand Words)

The Clodovil/Cadeaux Genereux cross has produced: GREGORIAN G1, ROCK MY SOUL G3.

236 GEOFFREY FREER S G3 NEWBURY. August 17. 3yo+. 13f 61yds.

1. ROYAL EMPIRE (IRE) 4 9-4 £34,026 b c by Teofilo - Zeiting (Zieten) O-Godolphin B-Twelve Oaks Stud TR-Saeed bin Suroor 2. Red Cadeaux (GB) 7 9-10 £12,900 ch g by Cadeaux Genereux - Artisia (Peintre Celebre) O-RJ Arculli B-Foursome Thoroughbreds TR-Ed Dunlop 3. Lost In The Moment (IRE) 6 9-4 £6,456 b h by Danehill Dancer - Streetcar (In The Wings) O-Godolphin B-Rockhart Trading Ltd TR-Saeed bin Suroor Margins 1.5, 0.5. Time 2:50.43 (slow 2.93). Going Good. Age 3-4

GREGORIAN gr c 2009 Northern Dancer Pas de Nom Danehill His Majesty Razyana 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



Wins 5

Places 4

Earned £142,474

Sire: TEOFILO. Sire of 17 Stakes winners. In 2013 HAVANA GOLD Desert Style G1, TRADING LEATHER Sinndar G1, AMIRA’S PRINCE Green Desert G2, ROYAL EMPIRE Zieten G3. 1st Dam: ZEITING by Zieten. 6 wins at 2 to 4 in France, USA, Prix Zeddaan LR, Omnibus S LR, Frances A Genter H LR. Dam of 7 winners: 2003: MUTAWAJID (c Zafonic) Winner at 2. 2004: Zut Alors (f Pivotal) Winner at 2 in France, 3rd Prix Miesque G3. 2005: MOHATHAB (g Cadeaux Genereux) 4 wins. 2006: COMBAT ZONE (g Refuse To Bend) 15 wins 4-7, Grosse Europa Meile G2. 2007: Bikini Babe (f Montjeu) Winner at 2, 2nd C L Weld Park S G3, 2nd Prix de Psyche G3. 2008: Tartampion (c Cape Cross) 2009: ROYAL EMPIRE (c Teofilo) Sold 168,563gns yearling at ARAUG. 5 wins 3-5, Geoffrey Freer S G3, Steventon S LR. 2010: DOUBLE YOUR MONEY (g Shamardal) 2 wins at 2 and 3. 2012: (c Teofilo) 2nd Dam: BELLE DE CADIX by Law Society. 1 win at 3. Dam of DOLLED UP (f Whipper: Prix du Bois G3, 3rd Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte G2, Prix Robert Papin G2), ZEITING. Grandam of Colour of Money. Broodmare Sire: ZIETEN. Sire of the dams of 6 Stakes winners. In 2013 - ROYAL EMPIRE Teofilo G3. ROYAL EMPIRE b c 2009 Sadler’s Wells Galileo

Urban Sea

TEOFILO b 04 Danehill Speirbhean Saviour Danzig Zieten ZEITING b 97 Belle de Cadix

Blue Note Law Society Gourgandine

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). Grandam of PREMIO LOCO, SIRCE. Broodmare Sire: CADEAUX GENEREUX. Sire of the dams of 41 SWs. In 2013 - GREGORIAN Clodovil G2.

Starts 11

Northern Dancer Fairy Bridge Miswaki Allegretta Danzig Razyana Majestic Light Victorian Queen Northern Dancer Pas de Nom Habitat Balsamique Alleged Bold Bikini Auction Ring North Forland

237 PRIX DU CALVADOS G3 DEAUVILLE. August 17. 2yof. 1400m.

1. SANDIVA (IRE) 8-11 £32,520 ch f by Footstepsinthesand - Miss Corinne (Mark Of Esteem) O-Sheikh Joann Bin Hamad Al Thani B-Denis McDonnell TR-Richard Fahey 2. Straight Thinking (USA) 8-11 £13,008 grro f by Mizzen Mast - Hachita (Gone West) O-K Abdullah B-Juddmonte Farms TR-A Fabre 3. Stormyra (FR) 8-11 £9,756 b f by Stormy River - One Day (Act One) O/B-G Pariente TR-J-P Gallorini Margins 1.5, 4.5. Time 1:22.27. Going Good. Age 2

Starts 4

Wins 3

Places 1

Earned £81,191

Sire: FOOTSTEPSINTHESAND. Sire of 24 Stakes winners. In 2013 - INFILTRADA Lode G2, ARNOLD LANE Noverre G3, SANDIVA Mark of Esteem G3.

1st Dam: MISS CORINNE by Mark of Esteem. 6 wins at 3 to 5 in Italy. Dam of 5 winners: 2007: KEYTA BONITA (f Denon) Winner at 3 in Czech Republic. 2008: CAPTAIN LOUI (g Verglas) 2 wins at 2. 2009: Irish Cliff (f Marju) 3 wins 2-3, 2nd Prix La Sorellina LR. 2010: WENTWORTH (c Acclamation) 3 wins 2-3. 2011: SANDIVA (f Footstepsinthesand) 17,142gns yearling at DNPRM. 3 wins at 2, Prix du Calvados G3, Naas Juvenile Sprint S LR, 2nd Albany S G3. 2012: (f Approve) 2nd Dam: Percy’s Girl by Blakeney. 2 wins at 3, 2nd Doonside Cup LR, Galtres S LR. Own sister to PERCY’S LASS. Broodmare Sire: MARK OF ESTEEM. Sire of the dams of 21 SWs. In 2013 - HILLSTAR Danehill Dancer G2, SANDIVA Footstepsinthesand G3. SANDIVA ch f 2011 Storm Cat Giant’s Causeway

Mariah’s Storm

FOOTSTEPSINTHESAND b02 Rainbow Quest Glatisant Dancing Rocks Mark of Esteem MISS CORINNE b 00 Percy’s Girl

Darshaan Homage Blakeney Laughing Girl

Storm Bird Terlingua Rahy Immense Blushing Groom I Will Follow Green Dancer Croda Rossa Shirley Heights Delsy Ajdal Home Love Hethersett Windmill Girl Sassafras Violetta III

238 PRIX MORNY G1 DEAUVILLE. August 18. 2yoc&f. 1200m.

1. NO NAY NEVER (USA) 9-0 £162,594 bbr c by Scat Daddy - Cat’s Eye Witness (Elusive Quality) O-Mrs J Magnier, M Tabor, D Smith B-Jayne Doi Johnson, David Sparrow TR-Wesley A Ward 2. Vorda (FR) 8-10 £65,049 b f by Orpen - Velda (Observatory) O-G Augustin-Normand, HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani B-Edy SRL TR-P Sogorb 3. Rizeena (IRE) 8-10 £32,524 b f by Iffraaj - Serena’s Storm (Statue of Liberty) O-Sheikh Rashid Dalmook Al Maktoum B-Round Hill Stud TR-Clive Brittain Margins 1, 0.75. Time 1:09.82. Going Good to soft. Age 2

Starts 3

Wins 3

Places 0

Earned £227,103

Sire: SCAT DADDY. Sire of 16 Stakes winners. In 2013 - EL BROMISTA Seeker’s Reward G1, NO NAY NEVER Elusive Quality G1, SOLARIA Seeker’s Reward G1, DICE FLAVOR Afleet G2, LADY OF SHAMROCK Blushing John G2, HANDSOME MIKE Smart Strike G3, LEMON PRETTY Lemon Drop Kid G3, SCATMAN Grand Slam G3. 1st Dam: CAT’S EYE WITNESS by Elusive Quality. Winner at 2 in USA. Dam of 2 winners: 2009: CROZETTE (f Flashy Bull) 2 wins 3-4 in USA. 2011: NO NAY NEVER (c Scat Daddy) 3 wins at 2, Prix Morny G1, Norfolk S G2. 2013: (c Scat Daddy) 2nd Dam: Comical Cat by Exceller. 4 wins in USA, 2nd San Jose H LR, 3rd Las Flores H G3. Dam of CAT’S CAREER (c Mr Prospector: Ack Ack S G3), AL’S RIVER CAT (c Riverman: Tsunami Slew S LR). NO NAY NEVER b/br c 2011 Storm Cat Island Kitty Ogygian Myth Yarn SCAT DADDY b/br 04 Raise A Native Mr Prospector Gold Digger Love Style Nijinsky Likeable Style Personable Lady Mr Prospector Gone West Secrettame Elusive Quality Hero’s Honor Touch of Greatness Ivory Wand CAT’S EYE WITNESS b 03 Vaguely Noble Exceller Too Bald Comical Cat Northern Dancer Six Months Long Prime Time Hennessy




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European Pattern >>

Broodmare Sire: ELUSIVE QUALITY. Sire of the dams of 7 Stakes winners. In 2013 - GUELPH Exceed And Excel G1, NO NAY NEVER Scat Daddy G1.

Despite siring ten Group/Graded winners in his first crop, that brilliant two-year-old Johannesburg became quite unpopular in the USA before being sold to Japan in 2009. For a while it looked as though Scat Daddy – one of those ten Graded winners – might suffer a similar fate. After covering 162 mares in his first season at Ashford Stud in 2008, his book fell to 100 mares in his second season and then to 92 in his third. Dropping his fee to $10,000 helped restore the numbers in 2011, when Scat Daddy covered 191 mares, but the stallion then took responsibility, with his first crop’s fine results boosting demand to 217 mares in 2012. Scat Daddy, who is inbred 4 x 2 to Mr Prospector, won five of his nine races, including the Champagne Stakes at two and the Florida Derby at three. He has seven first-crop Graded/Group winners, including Daddy Long Legs (Royal Lodge Stakes and UAE Derby). His smaller second and third crops are naturally struggling to match their predecessor’s achievement, but his 55 named two-year-olds of 2013 include the exciting No Nay Never. This sizeable colt has now had three races in three different countries and has won all three in good style. He quickened impressively entering the final furlong of the Prix Morny and comfortably defeated the previously unbeaten Vorda. No Nay Never should have no difficulty in staying a mile. His second dam, Comical Cat, was a half-sister by the top-class middle-distance stayer Exceller to Half A Year, winner of the St James’s Palace Stakes in 1987. An element of speed was introduced when Comical Cat visited No Nay Never’s broodmare sire Elusive Quality. The resultant filly, Cat’s Eye Witness, scored over five and a half furlongs at two but Elusive Quality’s European runners include such as Raven’s Pass, Elusive Kate and Certify. 239 PRIX JEAN ROMANET G1 DEAUVILLE. August 18. 4yo+f&m. 2000m. 1. ROMANTICA (GB) 4 9-0 £116,138 b f by Galileo - Banks Hill (Danehill) O-K Abdullah B-Juddmonte Farms TR-A Fabre 2. Sarkiyla (FR) 4 9-0 £46,463 b f by Oasis Dream - Sarlisa (Rainbow Quest) O-HH The Aga Khan B-Haras De Son Altesse L’Aga Khan Scea TR-A de Royer-Dupre 3. Dalkala (USA) 4 9-0 £23,232 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 Margins 1.25, 1. Time 2:10.72. Going Good to soft. Age 3-4

Starts 9

Wins 4

Places 4

Earned £261,172

Sire: GALILEO. Sire of 150 Stakes winners. In 2013 INTELLO Danehill G1, LINTON Centaine G1, MAGICIAN Mozart G1, ROMANTICA Danehill G1, RULER OF THE WORLD Kingmambo G1, BATTLE OF MARENGO Green Desert G2, TAPESTRY Danehill G2, ALTANO Lando G3, DAVID LIVINGSTON Indian Ridge G3, ERNEST


HEMINGWAY Darshaan G3, FEEL LIKE DANCING Darshaan G3, FLYING THE FLAG Pivotal G3, RAIN GAL Hurricane Sky G3, SCINTILLULA Danehill G3, STARSTRUCK Big Shuffle G3, WONDERFULLY Danehill G3. 1st Dam: BANKS HILL by Danehill. Champion 3yo filly in Europe in 2001. 5 wins 2-4, Coronation S G1, Prix Jacques Le Marois G1, Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf G1, 2nd Poule d’Essai des Pouliches G1, Prix du Moulin de Longchamp G1 (twice), Prix Jacques Le Marois G1, Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf G1, 3rd Prince of Wales’s S G1, Prix d’Ispahan G1, Yellow Ribbon S G1. Own sister to INTERCONTINENTAL, CHAMPS ELYSEES, CACIQUE and DANSILI. Dam of 3 winners: 2004: Cavvy (c Kingmambo) unraced. 2005: IDEAL WORLD (c Kingmambo) 4 wins 3-4, Prix de Reux LR, Prix Pelleas LR, 2nd Prix Niel G2. 2006: TROJAN QUEEN (f Empire Maker) Winner at 4 in France. 2008: (c Giant’s Causeway) 2009: ROMANTICA (f Galileo) 4 wins 3-4, Prix Jean Romanet G1, Prix de la Nonette G2, Prix Allez France G3, 2nd Prix Chloe G3, Prix de Psyche G3, 3rd Prix Corrida G2. 2010: Dumfriesshire (f Oasis Dream) unraced to date. 2013: (f Makfi) 2nd Dam: HASILI by Kahyasi. 4 wins at 2, Prix des Sablonnets LR. Own sister to ARRIVE. Dam of INTERCONTINENTAL (f Danehill: Matriarch S G1, Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf G1, 3rd Sagitta 1000 Guineas G1, Grand Criterium G1, John C Mabee H G1), CACIQUE (c Danehill: Manhattan H G1, Man O’War S G1, 2nd Grand Prix de Paris G1, Prix Jean Prat G1, United Nations S G1, Arlington Million S G1, Woodford Reserve Turf Classic S G1, 3rd Prix d’Ispahan G1), HEAT HAZE (f Green Desert: Matriarch S G1, Beverly D S G1, 2nd Diana H G1, 3rd Flower Bowl Invitational S G1), CHAMPS ELYSEES (c Danehill: Canadian International S G1, Hollywood Turf Cup S G1, Northern Dancer Turf S G1, 2nd Gran Premio del Jockey Club G1, Santa Anita H G1, Hollywood Turf Cup S G1, 3rd Canadian International S G1, Santa Anita H G1), BANKS HILL (f Danehill, see above), DANSILI (c Danehill: Prix du Muguet G2, 2nd Sussex S G1, Poule d’Essai des Poulains G1, Prix de la Foret G1, 3rd Prix du Moulin de Longchamp G1, Prix Jacques Le Marois G1, Breeders’ Cup Mile G1), DELUXE (f Storm Cat: Cardinal H G3, 2nd Montjeu Coolmore Prix Saint-Alary G1). Broodmare Sire: DANEHILL. Sire of the dams of 229 Stakes winners. In 2013 - FENOMENO Stay Gold G1, INTELLO Galileo G1, MORE THAN SACRED More Than Ready G1, ROMANTICA Galileo G1, RUUD AWAKENING Bernardini G1, FIX Iffraaj G2, MULAAZEM Dubai Destination G2, STAR OF GISELLE Reset G2, TAPESTRY Galileo G2, CUSTOM CUT Notnowcato G3, MOREISH More Than Ready G3, ROMANTIC MOON More Than Ready G3, SCINTILLULA Galileo G3, SUGAR BOY Authorized G3, TREBLE JIG Gone West G3, WONDERFULLY Galileo G3. 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, ROMANTICA G1, SCINTILLULA G1, SECRET GESTURE G1, TEOFILO G1, NOBLE MISSION G2, REEM G2, TAPESTRY G2, CRYSTAL GAL G3, LAGALP G3, SIDERA G3, WONDERFULLY G3, MISS GALILEI LR, VIA GALILEI LR, Galileo’s Destiny G1, Gile Na Greine G1, Mars G1, The Assayer G1, Brightest G3, Claiomh Solais G3, Marksmanship G3, Acteur Celebre LR, Amerique LR, Pageboy LR. ROMANTICA b f 2009 Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells

Fairy Bridge

GALILEO b 98 Miswaki Urban Sea Allegretta Danehill BANKS HILL b 98 Hasili

Danzig Razyana Kahyasi Kerali

Nearctic Natalma Bold Reason Special Mr Prospector Hopespringseternal Lombard Anatevka Northern Dancer Pas de Nom His Majesty Spring Adieu Ile de Bourbon Kadissya High Line Sookera

The in-form Dansili, sire of more Gr1 winners in 2013 than any other sire (to August 23), isn’t the only one reminding us of the wonderful heritage left by that great mare Hasili. Dansili’s sister Banks Hill, herself a winner of the Coronation Stakes, Prix Jacques le Marois and Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf, is now the dam of Romantica. Romantica, who bears quite a strong resemblance to Banks Hill, has also inherited her dam’s preference for ground which isn’t too soft. Romantica has also improved with age, as she has shown in 2013 with her victories in the Prix Allez France and Prix Jean Romanet. Hasili is now retired at the age of 22, the last of her ten foals being her 2011 Oasis Dream filly. Seven of the previous nine became Group or Graded winners, with Banks Hill ranking alongside Dansili, Intercontinental, Cacique and Champs Elysees as one of her five important winners by Danehill. Sadly one of her other Graded winners, the Storm Cat filly Deluxe, died at four before she had a chance to add to the family fortunes but Hasili’s unraced daughter Very Good News produced a good Oasis Dream colt as her first foal in 2013. Very Good News is now in foal to Frankel, whereas Banks Hill is in foal to New Approach, another son of Romantica’s sire Galileo. Although Romantica is her first Group winner (from only three runners), her Kingmambo colt Ideal World earned a Timeform rating of 118. Hasili’s second dam, Sookera, was fast enough to win the Cheveley Park Stakes and Sookera’s speed has often proved an asset to her descendants. Although Hasili’s sire Kahyasi and broodmare sire High Line both possessed a lot of stamina, Hasili won over five furlongs, six furlongs and twice over a mile as a two-year-old, notably winning a Listed race. Her speed was again evident at three, when she ran second to the Gr1 winner Coup de Genie in the Prix Imprudence. However, Hasili’s sister Arrive set track records over a mile and a half at Salisbury and over an extended mile and three-quarters at Newmarket. Arrive made an excellent start as a broodmare, her first two runners being Promising Lead, a Gr1-winning Danehill filly, and Visit, a Gr3-winning daughter of Oasis Dream. 240 PRIX KERGORLAY G2

Age 3-4

Starts 12

Places 6

Earned £282,441

Sire: BARATHEA. Sire of 87 Stakes winners. In 2013 - DON BOSCO Monsun G2, VEREMA Darshaan G2. 1st Dam: Vermentina by Darshaan. Dam of 1 winner: 2007: Veratan (g Sinndar) 2008: Verseka (f Xaar) Unplaced in France. 2009: VEREMA (f Barathea) 4 wins 3-4, Prix Kergorlay G2, Prix Maurice de Nieuil G2, Prix de Lutece G3, 2nd Prix de Barbeville G3, 3rd Dubai Gold Cup G3. 2010: Varna (f Monsun) unraced to date. 2011: Verriya (f Zamindar) unraced to date. 2nd Dam: VEREVA by Kahyasi. 3 wins at 3 in France Prix de Diane G1. Dam of Virana (f King’s Best: 3rd Prix Occitanie LR). Broodmare Sire: DARSHAAN. Sire of the dams of 209 Stakes winners. In 2013 - AL KAZEEM Dubawi G1, AMBIVALENT Authorized G1, BYRAMA Byron G1, DANK Dansili G1, ESTIMATE Monsun G1, SAJJHAA King’s Best G1, LIBERTARIAN New Approach G2, VEREMA Barathea G2, ERNEST HEMINGWAY Galileo G3, FEEL LIKE DANCING Galileo G3, GLOBAL THRILL Big Shuffle G3, JUTLAND Halling G3, VIZTORIA Oratorio G3. The Barathea/Darshaan cross has produced: ALASHA G1, CHARMING PRINCE G1, HAZARISTA G1, PONGEE G1, SANAYA G1, VEREMA G2, TIAN SHAN G3, SHAWARA LR, TEA GARDEN LR, MADE IN JAPAN LR, SILK AFFAIR LR. VEREMA b f 2009 Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells

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BARATHEA b 90 Habitat Brocade Canton Silk Darshaan VERMENTINA b 01 Vereva

Shirley Heights Delsy Kahyasi Vearia

Nearctic Natalma Bold Reason Special Sir Gaylord Little Hut Runnymede Clouded Lamp Mill Reef Hardiemma Abdos Kelty Ile de Bourbon Kadissya Mill Reef Val Divine

241 PRIX DE LA NONETTE G2 DEAUVILLE. August 20. 3yof. 2000m.

1. TASADAY (USA) 9-0 £60,244 grro f by Nayef - Tashelka (Mujahid) O-Godolphin SNC B-Darley TR-A Fabre 2. Sparkling Beam (IRE) 9-0 £23,252 b f by Nayef - Pearl Dance (Nureyev) O/B-George Strawbridge TR-JE Pease 3. Eleuthera (FR) 9-0 £11,098 ch f by Spirit One - Class A Fair (Shining Steel) O-Teruya Yoshida B/TR-P Demercastel Margins 2, 1.25. Time 2:09.91. Going Good. Age 2-3

Starts 8

Wins 5

Places 3

Earned £249,428

Sire: NAYEF. Sire of 15 SWs. In 2013 - TASADAY Mujahid G2, SPARKLING BEAM Nureyev G3. 1st Dam: TASHELKA by Mujahid. 4 wins at 3, Prix de la Nonette G3, Prix Fille de l’Air G3. Dam of 1 winner: 2010: TASADAY (f Nayef) 5 wins 2-3, Prix de la Nonette G2, Prix de Psyche G3, Prix des Reservoirs G3, 2nd Prix de la Grotte G3, 3rd Poule d’Essai des Pouliches G1. TASADAY gr/ro f 2010

DEAUVILLE. August 18. 3yo+. 3000m.

1. VEREMA (FR) 4 9-3 £60,244 b f by Barathea - Vermentina (Darshaan) O-HH The Aga Khan B-Haras De Son Altesse L’Aga Khan Scea TR-A de Royer-Dupre 2. Joshua Tree (IRE) 6 9-8 £23,252 b h by Montjeu - Madeira Mist (Grand Lodge) O-KK Al Nabooda, RA Albahou B-Castlemartin Stud, Skymarc Farm TR-Ed Dunlop 3. Dance Moves (GB) 5 9-4 £11,098 b h by Dansili - Dance Routine (Sadler’s Wells) O-K Abdullah B-Juddmonte Farms TR-A Fabre Margins 0.5, short neck. Time 3:22.09. Going Good to soft.

Wins 4

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NAYEF b 98 Bustino Height of Fashion Highclere Mujahid TASHELKA gr/ro 04 Tashiriya

Danzig Elrafa Ah Kenmare Tashtiya

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2012: (c Elusive Quality) 2013: (c Street Cry) 2nd Dam: Tashiriya by Kenmare. 1 win at 2 in France, 2nd Prix Vanteaux G3. Dam of TASHELKA, TASHKANDI (g Polish Precedent: Prix de Pontarme LR, 2nd Prix Messidor G3, 3rd Prix Jean Prat G1). Broodmare Sire: MUJAHID. Sire of the dams of 2 Stakes winners. In 2013 - TASADAY Nayef G2.


2. Foundry (IRE) 8-12 £32,250 b c by Galileo - Sharp Lisa (Dixieland Band) O-Mrs J Magnier, M Tabor, D Smith B-Smithfield Inc TR-AP O’Brien 3. Secret Number (GB) 8-12 £16,140 b c by Raven’s Pass - Mysterial (Alleged) O-Godolphin B-Darley TR-Saeed bin Suroor Margins 1.25, 0.5. Time 2:29.32 (slow 0.02). Going Good to firm. Age 2-3

Starts 5

Wins 3

Places 2

2011: TREATY OF PARIS (c Haatef) Sold 12,315gns foal at GONO1, 38,095gns yearling at DNPRM, 15,238gns 2yo at DNAPR. 2 wins at 2, Pinsent Masons LLP Acomb S G3. 2013: (f Frozen Power) Broodmare Sire: DESERT SUN. Sire of the dams of 12 Stakes winners. In 2013 - ALL TOO HARD Casino Prince G1, BLACK CAVIAR Bel Esprit G1, TREATY OF PARIS Haatef G3.

Earned £111,594


Sire: GALILEO. See race 239. YORK. August 21. 3yo+. 10f 88yds.

1. DECLARATION OF WAR (USA) 4 9-5 £425,325 b c by War Front - Tempo West (Rahy) O-Mrs J Magnier, M Tabor, D Smith, J Allen B-Joseph Allen TR-AP O’Brien 2. Trading Leather (IRE) 3 8-1 £161,250 b c by Teofilo - Night Visit (Sinndar) O-Mrs JS Bolger B-JS Bolger TR-JS Bolger 3. Al Kazeem (GB) 5 9-5 £80,700 b h by Dubawi - Kazeem (Darshaan) O-DJ Deer B-DJ And Mrs Deer TR-Roger Charlton Margins 1.25, 1.5. Time 2:05.74 (fast 1.76). Going Good to firm. Age 2-4

Starts 12

Wins 7

Places 4

Earned £863,758

Sire: WAR FRONT. Sire of 20 SWs. In 2013 DECLARATION OF WAR Rahy G1, DEPARTING Pulpit G2, LINES OF BATTLE Arch G2, WAR COMMAND Red Ransom G2, WAR DANCER Alydeed G2, DATA LINK Known Fact G3, JACK MILTON Forty Niner G3, SUMMER FRONT El Prado G3. 1st Dam: TEMPO WEST by Rahy. 3 wins at 2 and 3 in USA. Dam of 6 winners: 2005: BRIDES FOLLY (f Tale of The Cat) Winner at 2 in France. 2006: WAR POWER (c Pulpit) 3 wins 2-3 in France. 2007: VERTIFORMER (c Dynaformer) 4 wins 3-5, Grand Prix du Lion d’Angers LR, 3rd W L McKnight H G2. 2008: War Pact (c War Front) 2 wins at 3 in France, 2nd Prix de Suresnes LR. 2009: DECLARATION OF WAR (c War Front) 7 wins 2-4, International S G1, Queen Anne S G1, Diamond S G3, Heritage S LR, 2nd Eclipse S G1, 3rd Sussex S G1. 2010: WAR CORRESPONDENT (c War Front) Winner at 3 in France. 2013: Front Page Story (f War Front) 2nd Dam: TEMPO by Gone West. 2 wins at 3 and 5 in USA. Dam of UNION RAGS (c Dixie Union: Champagne S G1, Belmont S G1, 2nd Breeders’ Cup Juvenile G1, 3rd Florida Derby G1), Geefour (g Dixie Union: 3rd Le Grande Pos H LR). Broodmare Sire: RAHY. Sire of the dams of 98 Stakes winners. In 2013 - DECLARATION OF WAR War Front G1, MALTES Red Runner G1, FANCY CRUZ Giacomo G3. The War Front/Rahy cross has produced: DECLARATION OF WAR G1, War Pact LR. See race 121 in the August issue for analysis. DECLARATION OF WAR b c 2009 Nearctic Natalma Admiral’s Voyage Pas de Nom Petitioner Fappiano Rubiano Ruby Slippers Forli Lara’s Star True Reality Red God Blushing Groom Runaway Bride Halo Glorious Song Ballade Mr Prospector Gone West Secrettame Nijinsky Terpsichorist Glad Rags Northern Dancer Danzig WAR FRONT b 02 Starry Dreamer

Rahy TEMPO WEST b 99 Tempo

1st Dam: Velouette by Darshaan. unraced. Dam of 4 winners: 2004: MAX BALLADE (c Singspiel) Winner at 3 in Japan. 2007: MAVALENTA (f Montjeu) 4 wins over hurdles at 4 and 5. 2009: CIRCUMSTANCES (f Galileo) Winner at 3. 2010: TELESCOPE (c Galileo) 3 wins 2-3, Great Voltigeur S G2, 2nd Rose of Lancaster S G3. 2011: Urban Moon (c Galileo) 2013: (f Galileo) 2nd Dam: VELVET MOON by Shaadi. 4 wins at 2 and 3 Lowther S G2. Dam of MOON BALLAD (c Singspiel: Emirates Airline Dubai World Cup G1, 2nd Emirates Airline Champion S G1, 3rd Vodafone Derby S G1). Grandam of Debonair. Third dam of Baskan Nexia, Miss Aleyna. Broodmare Sire: DARSHAAN. See race 240 TELESCOPE b c 2010 Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells

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GALILEO b 98 Miswaki Urban Sea Allegretta Shirley Heights



VELOUETTE b 00 Velvet Moon

Shaadi Park Special

244 ACOMB S G3 YORK. August 21. 2yo. 7f.

1. TREATY OF PARIS (IRE) 9-0 £34,026 b c by Haatef - Symbol of Peace (Desert Sun) O-One Too Many Partners B-J Malone TR-H Candy 2. The Grey Gatsby (IRE) 9-0 £12,900 gr c by Mastercraftsman - Marie Vison (Entrepreneur) O-F Gillespie B-M Parrish TR-Kevin Ryan 3. Il Paparazzi (GB) 9-0 £6,456 b c by Royal Applause - Birdie (Alhaarth) O-Capture The Moment, Lee Man Bun B-Highclere Stud TR-Daniel Kubler Margins Neck, 1. Time 1:23.02 (slow 0.02). Going Good to firm. Age 2

Starts 5

Wins 2

Places 2

1st Dam: SYMBOL OF PEACE by Desert Sun. 3 wins at 3 and 4. Dam of 2 winners: 2009: ALL NIGHTER (g Bertolini) Winner at 3. 2010: (c Ad Valorem) TREATY OF PARIS b c 2011 Northern Dancer Danzig Pas de Nom HAATEF b 04 Mr Prospector Sayedat Alhadh Muhbubh Desert Sun

1. TELESCOPE (IRE) 8-12 £85,065 b c by Galileo - Velouette (Darshaan) O-Highclere Thoroughbred Racing (Wavetree) B-Barronstown Stud TR-Sir Michael Stoute

Earned £42,212

Age 2

Starts 5

SYMBOL OF PEACE b 03 Rosy Lydgate


Green Desert Solar Last Tycoon Sing Softly

Nearctic Natalma Admiral’s Voyage Petitioner Raise A Native Gold Digger Blushing Groom Manal Danzig Foreign Courier Hotfoot L’Anguissola Try My Best Mill Princess Luthier Melody Hour

Wins 4

Places 0

Earned £137,848

Sire: LUCKY STORY. Sire of 7 Stakes winners. In 2013 - LUCKY KRISTALE Pivotal G2, ANNECDOTE Zilzal G3, ARPINATI Benny The Dip G3. 1st Dam: Pikaboo by Pivotal. Dam of 3 winners: 2008: MON VISAGE (f Ishiguru) Winner at 2. 2009: I SEE YOU (f Sleeping Indian) 2 wins 2-3. 2011: LUCKY KRISTALE (f Lucky Story) Sold 22,000gns yearling at TAOC2. 4 wins at 2, Duchess Of Cambridge S G2, Lowther S G2. 2012: (c Intikhab) 2nd Dam: GLEAM OF LIGHT by Danehill. 2 wins at 3. Dam of ARABIAN GLEAM (c Kyllachy: Challenge S G2, Park S G2 (twice)), Bumptious (c Mister Baileys: 3rd Bahrain Trophy LR). Grandam of SKIA, TROPAIOS. Broodmare Sire: PIVOTAL. Sire of the dams of 20 Stakes winners. In 2013 - WINSILI Dansili G1, GOOD OLD BOY LUKEY Selkirk G2, LUCKY KRISTALE Lucky Story G2, AYAHUASCA Johar G3, BANK OF BURDEN Hawk Wing G3, CHARLIE EM Kheleyf G3, FLYING THE FLAG Galileo G3. LUCKY KRISTALE b f 2011 Kris S LUCKY STORY b 01 Spring Flight

Pivotal PIKABOO ch 03 Gleam of Light

Sire: HAATEF. Sire of 2 Stakes winners. In 2013 TREATY OF PARIS Desert Sun G3.

243 GREAT VOLTIGEUR S G2 YORK. August 21. 3yoc&g. 12f.

Nearctic Natalma Bold Reason Special Mr Prospector Hopespringseternal Lombard Anatevka Mill Reef Hardiemma Abdos Kelty Danzig Unfurled Relkino Balilla

YORK. August 22. 2yof. 6f.

1. LUCKY KRISTALE (GB) 9-1 £85,065 b f by Lucky Story - Pikaboo (Pivotal) O-Graham Lodge Partnership B-Lilac Bloodstock, Redmyre Bloodstock TR-George Margarson 2. Queen Catrine (IRE) 8-12 £32,250 b f by Acclamation - Kahira (King’s Best) O-J Gompertz, Mrs G Galvin, Marston Stud B-Mount Coote Stud TR-Charles Hills 3. Wind Fire (USA) 8-12 £16,140 b f by Distorted Humor - A P Dream (A P Indy) O-Qatar Racing Limited B-Kinsman Farm TR-David Brown Margins 1.5, head. Time 1:10.58 (slow 0.38). Going Good to firm.

Hail To Reason Roberto Bramalea Princequillo Sharp Queen Bridgework Mr Prospector Miswaki Hopespringseternal Coco La Terreur Coco La Investment Great Investment Nureyev Polar Falcon Marie d’Argonne Cozzene Fearless Revival Stufida Danzig Danehill Razyana Runnett Gold Runner African Doll

246 YORKSHIRE OAKS G1 YORK. August 22. 3yo+f&m. 12f.

1. THE FUGUE (GB) 4 9-7 £200,895 bbr f by Dansili - Twyla Tharp (Sadler’s Wells) O-Lord Lloyd-Webber B-Watership Down Stud TR-John Gosden 2. Venus de Milo (IRE) 3 8-11 £76,164 br f by Duke of Marmalade - Inchmahome (Galileo) O-Mrs J Magnier, M Tabor, D Smith B-Tullpark Limited TR-AP O’Brien 3. Secret Gesture (GB) 3 8-11 £38,117 b f by Galileo - Shastye (Danehill) O-Qatar Racing Ltd, Newsells Park Stud B-Newsells Park Stud TR-Ralph Beckett Margins 4, 3.25. Time 2:28.29 (fast 1.01). Going Good to firm. Age 2-4

Starts 11

Wins 4

Places 6

Earned £684,103

Sire: DANSILI. Sire of 84 Stakes winners. In 2013 DANK Darshaan G1, FLINTSHIRE Sadler’s Wells G1, FORETELLER Warning G1, LAUGHING Be My Chief G1, THE FUGUE Sadler’s Wells G1, WINSILI Pivotal G1, RIPOSTE Rainbow Quest G2, THOMAS CHIPPENDALE Sadler’s Wells G2, VANCOUVERITE Selkirk G2, REMOTE Zamindar G3, ZIBELINA Zafonic G3. 1st Dam: Twyla Tharp by Sadler’s Wells. Winner at 3, 2nd Ribblesdale S G2. Dam of 3 winners: 2008: SUSAN STROMAN (f Monsun) 2 wins at 3. 2009: THE FUGUE (f Dansili) 4 wins 2-4, Nassau S G1, Yorkshire Oaks G1, Musidora S G3, 2nd Yorkshire Oaks G1, Ribblesdale S G2, 3rd Oaks S G1, Prince of Wales’s S G1, Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf G1. 2010: DUCAB (g Dansili) Winner at 3. 2011: Anjin (c Danehill Dancer) unraced to date. 2012: (c Shamardal) 2013: (f Oasis Dream) 2nd Dam: SUMOTO by Mtoto. 2 wins at 2 and 3. Dam of SUMMONER (g Inchinor: Queen Elizabeth II S G1), COMPTON ADMIRAL (c Suave Dancer: Coral Eclipse S G1), Twyla Tharp (f Sadler’s Wells, see above). Broodmare Sire: SADLER’S WELLS. Sire of the dams of 315 Stakes winners. In 2013 - FLINTSHIRE Dansili G1, NEATICO Medicean G1, RELIABLE MAN Dalakhani G1, SHE’S HAPPY Speightstown G1, THE FUGUE Dansili G1, AKUA’DA Shamardal G2, FORTE DEI MARMI Selkirk G2, PEACE BURG Sageburg G2, TANNERY Dylan Thomas G2, THOMAS CHIPPENDALE Dansili G2, BALTIC BARONESS Shamardal G3. The Dansili/Sadler’s Wells cross has produced: FLINTSHIRE G1, PASSAGE OF TIME G1, TESTOSTERONE G1, THE FUGUE G1, DANCE MOVES G2, FATHER TIME G2, THOMAS CHIPPENDALE G2, STIPULATE G3, DARK ORCHID LR, DISCLAIMER LR, East Meets West LR, Galateia LR, Porgy LR. THE FUGUE b/br f 2009 Northern Dancer Pas de Nom His Majesty Razyana Spring Adieu Ile de Bourbon Kahyasi Kadissya High Line Kerali Sookera Nearctic Northern Dancer Natalma Bold Reason Fairy Bridge Special Busted Mtoto Amazer General Assembly Soemba Seven Seas Danzig Danehill DANSILI b 96 Hasili

Sadler’s Wells TWYLA THARP b 2002 Sumoto

Bearing in mind that Dansili’s sons include winners of the King George and the Arc, he could never be described as a “filly” sire. However, there is no escaping the fact that fillies have played the leading role in helping Dansili become the year’s leading sire of northern hemispheresired Gr1 winners. Flintshire, winner of the Grand Prix de Paris, and Foreteller, winner of the Ranvet Stakes in Australia, are the only males among Dansili’s six scorers at the top level. The others are Dank (an impressive winner of the Beverly D Stakes), Laughing (Diana Stakes in the US), Winsili (Nassau Stakes) and The Fugue (Yorkshire Oaks). Altogether, ten of Dansili’s 16 Gr1 winners are fillies, with Emulous, Proviso, Fallen For You, Giofra and Passage Of Time among the others. The Fugue was unlucky not to win the 2012 Oaks but has since made amends with her stylish victories in the Nassau Stakes and now the Yorkshire Oaks. Typically for a daughter of Dansili, The Fugue is at her best on a



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sound surface. The Fugue is one of an impressive collection of stakes winners sired by Dansili from daughters of Sadler’s Wells. The others include Flintshire, Passage Of Time, Thomas Chippendale, Father Time and Testosterone. The Fugue’s dam Twyla Tharp, who was bred by Watership Down Stud, failed by a short head to win the Gr2 Ribblesdale Stakes. Twyla Tharp’s dam Sumoto had appeared to have a very bright future when she defeated the future 1,000 Guineas winner Sayyedati on her only juvenile start. Unfortunately Sumoto managed only a minor win over seven furlongs at three, and she retired without any black type. Remarkably, Watership Down acquired Sumoto for 920,000gns in December 2000, only three years after she had been culled from Hascombe and Valiant Studs for 6,500gns. This spectacular change of fortune had been brought about by Compton Admiral, Sumoto’s second foal. This son of Suave Dancer won the Eclipse Stakes, and Sumoto also hit the Gr1 target with her third foal, Summoner. This Inchinor colt defeated Noverre in the 2001 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes. Twyla Tharp produced three consecutive colts after The Fugue, including the filly’s winning Ducab and a 2012 son of Shamardal. However her 2013 foal is another filly, this one by Oasis Dream. 247 FAIRY BRIDGE S G3 TIPPERARY. August 22. 3yo+f&m. 7f 100yds.

1. FIESOLANA (IRE) 4 9-10 £33,028 b f by Aussie Rules - Tidal Reach (Kris S) O-Kieran Leavy, Lorcan Cribbin, Amanda McCreery B-R De Vere Hunt TR-W McCreery 2. Sea Siren (AUS) 5 9-5 £9,654 b m by Fastnet Rock - Express A Smile (Success Express) O-M Tabor, D Smith, Mrs J Magnier B-K Biggs Enterprises Pty Ltd TR-AP O’Brien 3. Rasmeyaa (IRE) 3 9-0 £4,573 ch f by New Approach - Posterity (Indian Ridge) O-Hamdan Al Maktoum B-Ennistown Stud TR-DK Weld Margins 1.25, 0.5. Time 1:32.35 (slow 2.35). Going Good. Age 2-4

Starts 15

Wins 8

Places 4

Earned £203,791

Sire: AUSSIE RULES. Sire of 11 Stakes winners. In 2013 - FIESOLANA Kris S G3. 1st Dam: TIDAL REACH by Kris S. Winner at 2. Dam of 9 winners: 1997: STEP AHEAD (f Shalford) Winner at 2. 1998: INNIT (f Distinctly North). 6 wins 2-3, Honeymoon Breeders’ Cup Invitational H G2. 1999: Bengali Lancer (c Perugino) unraced. 2001: ARFINNIT (g College Chapel) 8 wins. 2002: TIDAL FURY (g Night Shift) 9 wins, Prix Cambaceres Grand Course de 3yo Hurdle G1. 2003: MISS LATINA (f Mozart) Winner at 4. 2004: STONEACRE GARETH (g Grand Lodge) 3 wins at 2 and 7. 2005: CEKA DANCER (f Danehill Dancer) 1 win at 3. 2006: Rockinit (f Rock of Gibraltar) 2007: TIDARA ANGEL (f Oratorio) 7 wins, Prix Alain du Breil d’Ete 4yo Hurdle G1. 2009: FIESOLANA (f Aussie Rules) Sold 28,735gns 2yo at GBMBR. 8 wins 2-4, Ballyogan S G3, Brownstown S G3, Fairy Bridge S G3. 2nd Dam: DAVIE LADY by Bold And Brave. 2 wins at 2 in USA. Dam of DAVIE’S LAMB (f Unpredictable: San Jose H LR, Tizna H LR, Pink Pigeon S LR, Buena


Vista S LR, 2nd Golden Poppy H G3, 3rd Palomar H G2). Grandam of Spy Hill, Caleb Pond. Third dam of Amir Khan, Salure, Davie’s Story. Broodmare Sire: KRIS S. Sire of the dams of 77 Stakes winners. In 2013 - MARKETING MIX Medaglia d’Oro G1, DARK COVE Medaglia d’Oro G2, FIESOLANA Aussie Rules G3. FIESOLANA b f 2009

G1, KINGSGATE NATIVE Mujadil G2, DAVID LIVINGSTON Galileo G3, MONTIRIDGE Ramonti G3, MULL OF KILLOUGH Mull of Kintyre G3, ROMANTIC WAVE Rock of Gibraltar G3, TICKLED PINK Invincible Spirit G3. The Oasis Dream/Indian Ridge cross has produced: JWALA G1, REPLY G1, SWISS DREAM LR, Elishpour LR, Glisten LR, Run For The Hills LR.

1st Dam: KANGRA VALLEY by Indian Ridge. Winner at 2. Dam of 7 winners: 1997: DANAKIM (g Emarati) 5 wins. 1998: BEVERLEY MACCA (f Piccolo) 4 wins 2-4. 1999: KANGARILLA ROAD (g Magic Ring) 4 wins at 3 and 6. 2000: AIRWAVE (f Air Express) Champion 2yr old filly in England in 2002. 6 wins 2-5, Cheveley Park S G1, 2nd Golden Jubilee S G1, 3rd July Cup G1, Sprint Cup G1. Dam of ALOOF (DC Lavarack & Lanwades Stud S G3), MEOW (Grangecon Stud S LR, 2nd Queen Mary S G2). 2001: Soundwave (f Prince Sabo) unraced. 2002: REQQA (c Royal Applause). Winner at 2s. 2004: Vasilia (f Dansili) unraced. Dam of Silverheels (2nd Solario S G3, 3rd Superlative S G2), Lasilia (2nd Dragon S LR). 2006: Ivory Tower (c Oasis Dream) ran once. 2007: CLOUD’S END (f Dubawi) 2 wins at 2 and 3. 2009: JWALA (f Oasis Dream) 5 wins 2-4, Nunthorpe S G1, City Wall S LR, 2nd Scarbrough S LR, Achilles S LR, Land O’Burns S LR. 2012: (c Exceed And Excel)

One would expect a winner of the fivefurlong Nunthorpe Stakes to have the pedigree of a specialist sprinter, and this certainly applies to the latest winner Jwala, even though she started at 40-1. Her sire Oasis Dream was one of the most impressive Nunthorpe winners of recent years and his sire Green Desert was third in the 1986 edition. Although Jwala’s dam Kangra Valley wasn’t anywhere near stakes class, she raced mainly over five furlongs and Jwala’s half-sister Airwave was a close sixth in the 2004 Nunthorpe, having earlier landed the Gr1 Cheveley Park Stakes and Gr2 Temple Stakes, the latter over five furlongs. Jwala’s broodmare sire Indian Ridge didn’t tackle the Nunthorpe, but he did win the King’s Stand Stakes over the minimum distance and was a son of Ahonoora, who was awarded victory in the Nunthorpe in the days when it was the William Hill Sprint Championship. The trend continues with Jwala’s second dam, the dual five-furlong winner Thorner Lane. Her sire Tina’s Pet was fourth in the 1982 Nunthorpe after winning the King George Stakes over five furlongs. Tina’s Pet’s sire Mummy’s Pet contested the 1971 York race, in which victory was awarded to Swing Easy, who, coincidentally, sired the dam of Indian Ridge. The next dam, Spinner, was by Blue Cashmere, winner of the 1974 Nunthorpe. Spinner was also a halfsister to the very speedy Clantime, a winner of nine races over the minimum trip who contested the 1987 Nunthorpe. This family used to be in the NonThoroughbred Register, but there is obviously no shortage of class in a family capable of producing winners of the Nunthorpe and the Cheveley Park. Airwave was sold for 550,000gns as a four-year-old and has gone on to produce the Gr3 winner Aloof to Galileo and the Queen Mary Stakes runner-up Meow to Storm Cat.

Broodmare Sire: INDIAN RIDGE. Sire of the dams of 68 Stakes winners. In 2013 - JWALA Oasis Dream


Northern Dancer Pas de Nom His Majesty Spring Adieu Lyphard Alzao Lady Rebecca Crystal Palace Alruccaba Allara Hail To Reason Roberto Bramalea Princequillo Sharp Queen Bridgework Bold Ruler Bold And Brave Bases Full Blue Prince Basie Blues Family Pride Danzig

Danehill AUSSIE RULES gr/ro 03 Last Second

Kris S TIDAL REACH b 92 Davie Lady


248 NUNTHORPE S G1 YORK. August 23. 2yo+. 5f.

1. JWALA (GB) 4 9-8 £154,535 b f by Oasis Dream - Kangra Valley (Indian Ridge) O-Manor Farm Stud, Miss S Hoare B-Manor Farm Stud TR-RMH Cowell 2. Shea Shea (SAF) 6 9-11 £58,588 b g by National Emblem - Yankee Clipper (Jallad) O-Brian Joffee, Myron C Berzack B-Klawervlei Stud TR-MF De Kock 3. Sole Power (GB) 6 9-11 £29,321 b g by Kyllachy - Demerger (Distant View) O-Mrs S Power B-G Russell TR-Edward Lynam Margins 0.5, nose. Time 0:57.34 (fast 0.16). Going Good to soft. Age 2-4

Starts 15

Wins 5

Places 5

Earned £217,367

Sire: OASIS DREAM. Sire of 70 Stakes winners. In 2013 - JWALA Indian Ridge G1, PEACE AT LAST Barathea G2, BYE BYE BIRDIE Selkirk G3, CHIGUN Nashwan G3, GALE FORCE TEN Kirkwall G3, MAINSAIL Theatrical G3, STRATHNAVER Lahib G3.

JWALA b f 2009 Danzig Green Desert

Foreign Courier

OASIS DREAM b 00 Dancing Brave Hope Bahamian Indian Ridge KANGRA VALLEY ch 91 Thorner Lane

Ahonoora Hillbrow Tina’s Pet Spinner

Northern Dancer Pas de Nom Sir Ivor Courtly Dee Lyphard Navajo Princess Mill Reef Sorbus Lorenzaccio Helen Nichols Swing Easy Golden City Mummy’s Pet Merry Weather Blue Cashmere Penny Pincher

YORK. August 23. 3yo+. 16f 88yds.

1. AHZEEMAH (IRE) 4 9-3 £85,065 b g by Dubawi - Swiss Roll (Entrepreneur) O-Godolphin B-G O’Brien TR-Saeed bin Suroor 2. Simenon (IRE) 6 9-3 £32,250 b g by Marju - Epistoliere (Alzao) O-Wicklow Bloodstock Limited B-Max Morris TR-WP Mullins 3. Times Up (GB) 7 9-3 £16,140 b g by Olden Times - Princess Genista (Ile de Bourbon) O/B-Mrs IH Stewart-Brown, MJ Meacock TR-Ed Dunlop Margins Head, 2.75. Time 3:34.75 (slow 5.25). Going Good to soft.

Age 2-4

Starts 17

Wins 5

Places 12

Earned £477,824

Sire: DUBAWI. Sire of 60 Stakes winners. In 2013 AL KAZEEM Darshaan G1, HUNTER’S LIGHT Barathea G1, LUCKY NINE Green Desert G1, WILLOW MAGIC Tierce G1, AFSARE Fairy King G2, AHZEEMAH Entrepreneur G2, ALJAMAAHEER Rainbow Quest G2, PRINCIPE ADEPTO Giant’s Causeway G2, UNIVERSAL Giant’s Causeway G2, DANADANA Barathea G3, KIYOSHI Sri Pekan G3. 1st Dam: Swiss Roll by Entrepreneur. 2 wins at 3 and 4, 2nd Vintage Crop S LR. Own sister to Berenson. Dam of 1 winner: 2006: Dark Fudge (f Mull of Kintyre) unraced. 2007: Blues Forever (g Oratorio) 2008: Pacaya (f Aussie Rules) unraced. 2009: AHZEEMAH (g Dubawi) Sold 60,000gns foal at TADEF. 5 wins 2-4, Lonsdale Cup G2, Nad Al Sheba Trophy G3, 2nd Goodwood Cup G2, Princess of Wales’s S G2, Dubai Gold Cup G3. 2010: Tiger Roll (g Authorized) unraced to date. 2011: Permsiri (f Ad Valorem) unraced to date. 2012: (c Vale of York) 2nd Dam: ON AIR by Chief Singer. 4 wins. Dam of POLLEN (f Orpen: Park Express S G3), Berenson (g Entrepreneur: 2nd National S G1), Swiss Roll, Khachaturian (g Spectrum: 2nd John Smith’s Extra Smooth H Hurdle LR). Broodmare Sire: ENTREPRENEUR. Sire of the dams of 15 Stakes winners. In 2013 - AHZEEMAH Dubawi G2, HIACE Johar G2. AHZEEMAH b g 2009 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 Exclusive Native Exclusive Order Bonavista Ballad Rock Chief Singer Principia Green Dancer Green Light Ranimer

Seeking The Gold Dubai Millennium DUBAWI b 2002 Zomaradah

Entrepreneur SWISS ROLL b 2000 On Air

250 STRENSALL S G3 YORK. August 23. 3yo+. 8f 208yds.

1. CITY STYLE (USA) 7 9-5 £42,533 ch g by City Zip - Brattothecore (Katahaula County) O-Godolphin B-Stonerside Stable TR-Charles Appleby 2. Danadana (IRE) 5 9-9 £16,125 b h by Dubawi - Zeeba (Barathea) O-Mohamed Obaida B-Darley TR-Luca Cumani 3. Gabrial (IRE) 4 9-5 £8,070 b g by Dark Angel - Guajira (Mtoto) O-Dr Marwan Koukash B-B Kennedy TR-Richard Fahey Margins Neck, 2.75. Time 1:51.75 (slow 2.25). Going Good to soft. Age 2-7

Starts 26

Wins 8

Places 11

Earned £841,379

Sire: CITY ZIP. Sire of 30 SWs. In 2013 - CITY STYLE Katahaula County G3, RENEESGOTZIP Distorted Humor G3. 1st Dam: BRATTOTHECORE by Katahaula County. 4 wins 2-3, Labatt Bison City S LR, Ontario Lassie S LR. Dam of 1 winner: 2006: CITY STYLE (g City Zip) 8 wins, Strensall S G3, Sunday Silence S LR, 2nd Jebel Hatta G1, Al Rashidiya S G2 (twice), 3rd Dubai Duty Free S G1, Jebel Hatta G1, Spring Trophy S LR. 2007: River Brat (f Congaree) 2008: Bratty Buck (c Congaree) Unplaced in USA. 2009: Three Wickets (g Hat Trick) unraced. 2010: Scallywag (f Raven’s Pass) unraced to date. 2011: My Order (f Raven’s Pass) unraced to date. 2012: (f Makfi) 2nd Dam: Sweet Leader by Mr Leader. 7 wins at 3 to 6 in USA, 3rd Ladyhawke Ranch S. Dam of SWEET MONARCH (f Wavering Monarch: Sonoma H LR, 2nd British Columbia Breeders’ Cup Oaks G3, Canadian


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Caulfield on The Fugue: “She is one of an impressive collection of stakes winners sired by Dansili from daughters of Sadler’s Wells. The others include Flintshire and Passage Of Time”

Derby G3), BRATTOTHECORE (f Katahaula County, see above), Prodigious (g Son of Briartic: 2nd Joseph T Grace H LR, CTHS Sales S. (c&g) LR, 3rd All American H G3), Out From Africa (c Cape Town: 2nd Sunny’s Halo S LR). Grandam of Call Shot, Cherokee Windsong.

ROYAL DIAMOND b g 2006 Mr Prospector Kingmambo

Lombard Allegretta Anatevka

Broodmare Sire: KATAHAULA COUNTY. Sire of the dams of 1 Stakes winners. In 2013 - CITY STYLE City Zip G3. CITY STYLE ch g 2006


Raise A Native Gold Digger Carson City Blushing Groom Blushing Promise Summertime Promise CITY ZIP ch 98 In Reality Relaunch Foggy Note Baby Zip Tri Jet Thirty Zip Sailaway Boldnesian Bold Ruckus Raise A Ruckus Katahaula County High Tribute Ample Example Arctic Fancy BRATTOTHECORE ch 00 Hail To Reason Mr Leader Jolie Deja Sweet Leader Bold Commander Busy Windsong Lines Busy Mr Prospector

251 IRISH ST LEGER TRIAL S G3 CURRAGH. August 24. 3yo+. 14f.

1. ROYAL DIAMOND (IRE) 7 9-12 £31,707 b g by King’s Best - Irresistible Jewel (Danehill) O-Andrew Oliver B-Moyglare Stud Farm TR-JP Murtagh 2. Voleuse de Coeurs (IRE) 4 9-9 £9,268 b f by Teofilo - Vadorga (Grand Lodge) O-Lady O’Reilly B-Irish National Stud TR-DK Weld 3. Ernest Hemingway (IRE) 4 9-12 £4,390 b c by Galileo - Cassydora (Darshaan) O-Mrs J Magnier, M Tabor, D Smith B-Barronstown Stud TR-AP O’Brien Margins 0.5, 5.5. Time 2:58.88 (slow 0.38). Going Good. Age 2-7

Starts 31

Wins 7

Places 11

Earned £247,894

Sire: KING’S BEST. Sire of 53 Stakes winners. In 2013 - SAJJHAA Darshaan G1, GENGIS Green Desert G3, ROYAL DIAMOND Danehill G3. 1st Dam: IRRESISTIBLE JEWEL by Danehill. 3 wins at 3, Ribblesdale S G2, 2nd Prix de l’Opera G1. Dam of 3 winners: 2005: MAD ABOUT YOU (f Indian Ridge) 3 wins at 2 to 4, Gladness S G3, 2nd Irish 1000 Guineas G1, Pretty Polly S G1, 3rd Moyglare Stud S G1, Prix Marcel Boussac G1. 2006: ROYAL DIAMOND (g King’s Best) Sold 45,044gns yearling at GOOY1, 400,000gns 3yo at TAAUT. 7 wins 3-7, Irish St Leger G1, Irish St Leger Trial G3, Challenge S LR, 2nd Ballyroan S G3, Curragh Cup G3, 3rd Yorkshire Cup G2. 2008: Spoil Yourself (f Distorted Humor) unraced. 2009: PRINCESS HIGHWAY (f Street Cry). 3 wins at 3, Ribblesdale S G2, 3rd Irish Oaks G1. 2010: Midnight Thoughts (f Henrythenavigator) unraced to date. 2012: (f Street Cry) 2nd Dam: IN ANTICIPATION by Sadler’s Wells. 2 wins at 3. Dam of IRRESISTIBLE JEWEL (f Danehill, see above), DIAMOND TRIM (f Highest Honor: Finale S LR), Legal Jousting (c Indian Ridge: 2nd Tetrarch S G3, 3rd Fort Marcy H G3). Grandam of PROFOUND BEAUTY, Rock Critic. Broodmare Sire: DANEHILL. Sire of the dams of 229 Stakes winners. In 2013 - FENOMENO Stay Gold G1, INTELLO Galileo G1, MORE THAN SACRED More Than Ready G1, ROMANTICA Galileo G1, RUUD AWAKENING Bernardini G1, FIX Iffraaj G2, MULAAZEM Dubai Destination G2, STAR OF GISELLE Reset G2, TAPESTRY Galileo G2, BERLING Montjeu G3, CUSTOM CUT Notnowcato G3, MOREISH More Than Ready G3, ROMANTIC MOON More Than Ready G3, ROYAL DIAMOND King’s Best G3, SCINTILLULA Galileo G3, SUGAR BOY Authorized G3, TREBLE JIG Gone West G3, WONDERFULLY Galileo G3. The King’s Best/Danehill cross has produced: ROYAL DIAMOND G1, Bufera G3.



In Anticipation

Danzig Razyana Sadler’s Wells Aptostar

Raise A Native Gold Digger Nureyev Pasadoble Agio Promised Lady Espresso Almyra Northern Dancer Pas de Nom His Majesty Spring Adieu Northern Dancer Fairy Bridge Fappiano Stark Drama

1st Dam: MESSIAS DA SILVA by Tale of The Cat. Winner at 2. Dam of 1 winner: 2010: Vulcan (g Tiger Hill) in training. 2011: AMAZING MARIA (f Mastercraftsman) 2 wins at 2, Prestige S G3. 2012: (f Rip Van Winkle) 2013: (c Danehill Dancer) Broodmare Sire: TALE OF THE CAT. Sire of the dams of 20 Stakes winners. In 2013 - AMAZING MARIA Mastercraftsman G3.

1. POLISH VULCANO (GER) 5 8-11 £26,016 ch h by Lomitas - Polska Infa (Trempolino) O-Rennstall Darboven B-Gestut Idee TR-HJ Groschel 2. Earl Of Tinsdal (GER) 5 9-0 £8,943 b h by Black Sam Bellamy - Earthly Paradise (Dashing Blade) O-Sunrace Stables B-Hannes K Gutschow TR-A Wohler 3. Petit Chevalier (FR) 5 9-2 £4,472 b g by High Chaparral - Pivoline (Pivotal) O/B-Rennstall Gestut Hachtsee TR-W Mongil Margins 0.75, head. Time 2:03.75. Going Good. Age 2-5

Starts 10

Wins 5

Places 3

Earned £37,135

Sire: LOMITAS. Sire of 56 Stakes winners. In 2013 POLISH VULCANO Trempolino G3. 1st Dam: POLSKA INFA by Trempolino. 2 wins at 3 in Germany. Dam of 1 winner: 2006: Polska Polka (f Tiger Hill) 2007: Polska Lucie (f Monsun) Unplaced. 2008: POLISH VULCANO (c Lomitas) 5 wins 3-4, Preis der Sparkassen Finanzgruppe G3, Sachsen Preis LR, 2nd Preis von Dahlwitz LR, 3rd Henkel Trophy LR. 2009: Polska Mariola (f Sholokhov) Unplaced in Germany. Broodmare Sire: TREMPOLINO. Sire of the dams of 58 Stakes winners. In 2013 - ARKANSAS SAND Point Given G3, POLISH VULCANO Lomitas G3. POLISH VULCANO ch h 2008 Niniski LOMITAS ch 88 La Colorada

Trempolino POLSKA INFA ch 01 Polska Princess

Northern Dancer Nijinsky Flaming Page Tom Rolfe Virginia Hills Ridin’ Easy Literat Surumu Surama Kronzeuge La Dorada Love In Atan Sharpen Up Rocchetta Viceregal Trephine Quiriquina Danzig Polish Precedent Past Example Surumu Pikante Prarie

253 PRESTIGE S G3 GOODWOOD. August 24. 2yof. 7f.

1. AMAZING MARIA (IRE) 9-0 £22,684 gr f by Mastercraftsman - Messias da Silva (Tale of The Cat) O/B-Sir Robert Ogden TR-Ed Dunlop 2. Qawaasem (IRE) 9-0 £8,600 b f by Shamardal - Misdaqeya (Red Ransom) O-Hamdan Al Maktoum B-Shadwell Estate Co Ltd TR-DK Weld 3. Halljoy (IRE) 9-0 £4,304 b f by Halling - Tithcar (Cadeaux Genereux) O-Saeed Manana B-Tinnakill Bloodstock, F Craig TR-Clive Brittain Margins 2.5, 3.25. Time 1:26.13 (slow 1.83). Going Good. Age 2

Starts 4

Wins 2

Places 1

Earned £36,295

Sire: MASTERCRAFTSMAN. Sire of 2 Stakes winners. In 2013 - AMAZING MARIA Tale of The Cat G3.


WAR COMMAND b c 2011 Northern Dancer Danzig

Rubiano Starry Dreamer Lara’s Star

AMAZING MARIA gr f 2011 Danehill Danehill Dancer

Mira Adonde

MASTERCRAFTSMAN gr 06 Black Tie Affair Starlight Dreams Reves Celestes Tale Of The Cat MESSIAS DA SILVA b/br 05 Indy Power

Storm Cat Yarn A P Indy Clever Power

Danzig Razyana Sharpen Up Lettre d’Amour Miswaki Hat Tab Girl Lyphard Tobira Celeste Storm Bird Terlingua Mr Prospector Narrate Seattle Slew Weekend Surprise Lines of Power Clever Miss

254 FUTURITY S G2 CURRAGH. August 24. 2yo. 7f.

1. WAR COMMAND (USA) 9-6 £48,780 b c by War Front - Wandering Star (Red Ransom) O-J Allen, Mrs J Magnier, M Tabor, D Smith B-Joseph Allen TR-AP O’Brien 2. Mustajeeb (GB) 9-3 £15,447 ch c by Nayef - Rifqah (Elusive Quality) O-Hamdan Al Maktoum B-Shadwell Estate Co Ltd TR-DK Weld 3. Exogenesis (IRE) 9-3 £7,317 b g by Dark Angel - Secret Key (Key of Luck) O-Sean Jones B-Mrs Jacqueline Donnelly TR-GM Lyons Margins 3, head. Time 1:23.94 (slow 0.44). Going Good. Age 2

Starts 3

Wins 2

Places 1

Earned £91,942

Sire: WAR FRONT. Sire of 20 SWs. In 2013 DECLARATION OF WAR Rahy G1, DEPARTING Pulpit G2, LINES OF BATTLE Arch G2, WAR COMMAND Red Ransom G2, WAR DANCER Alydeed G2, DATA LINK Known Fact G3, JACK MILTON Forty Niner G3, SUMMER FRONT El Prado G3. 1st Dam: WANDERING STAR by Red Ransom. 5 wins 3-4, E P Taylor S G2. Dam of 9 winners: 1999: WONDER WOMAN (f Storm Cat) 2 wins at 3 and 4 in USA. Dam of WAR OFFICER (Prix Montenica LR, Prix Sigy LR, 3rd Prix Eclipse G3), DOO LANG (Grand Criterium de Bordeaux LR). 2000: American Patriot (c Mr Prospector) 2001: WIZARD OF GOLD (c Seeking The Gold) Winner at 3 in USA. 2003: Crescent Moon (f Seeking The Gold). Dam of Lake Victor (2nd Gazebo S). 2004: MY LITTLE MARGIE (f Giant’s Causeway) Winner at 3 in France. 2005: FOREIGN AGENT (g Deputy Minister) Winner at 4 in USA. 2006: NAVAL OFFICER (c Tale of The Cat) 3 wins at 2 in France, Prix de Conde G3. 2007: WAR CZAR (g Pulpit) 2 wins at 3 in France. 2008: WARBIRD (c War Front) 5 wins at 3 to 5 in France, USA. 2009: STATE (f Johannesburg) 2 wins at 3 in USA. 2010: Beaming Star (f Giant’s Causeway) unraced. 2011: WAR COMMAND (c War Front) 2 wins at 2, Futurity S G2, Coventry S G2, 3rd Phoenix S G1. 2012: Movietone (c Blame) 2nd Dam: Beautiful Bedouin by His Majesty. unraced. Dam of WANDERING STAR (f Red Ransom, see above), MAJOR HERO (g Major Impact: Finlandia Cup S LR, 3rd Cinema H G3). Grandam of ROLLOUT THE CARPET, KISSIMMEE KYLE, ANGELO MINNY, March To Victory. Third dam of DEMANDING LADY, BRIGADER, A Quiet Rush.

Pas de Nom


The Mastercraftsman/Tale of The Cat cross has produced: AMAZING MARIA G3, PABLOSKY LR.


Broodmare Sire: RED RANSOM. Sire of the dams of 63 Stakes winners. In 2013 - VO HEART Show A Heart G2, WAR COMMAND War Front G2, NIKKIS SMARTYPANTS Smarty Jones G3, PIANIST More Than Ready G3.

Red Ransom WANDERING STAR b 93 Beautiful Bedouin

Roberto Arabia His Majesty Gris Vitesse

Nearctic Natalma Admiral’s Voyage Petitioner Fappiano Ruby Slippers Forli True Reality Hail To Reason Bramalea Damascus Christmas Wind Ribot Flower Bowl Amerigo Matchiche II

255 FLYING FIVE S G3 CURRAGH. August 24. 3yo+. 5f.

1. DUTCH MASTERPIECE (GB) 3 9-3 £31,707 b g by Dutch Art - The Terrier (Foxhound) O-RA Green B-Bumble Bloodstock TR-G Moore 2. Hamza (IRE) 4 9-5 £9,268 b g by Amadeus Wolf - Lady Shanghai (Alhaarth) O-Mubarak Al Naemi B-Castlemartin Stud, Skymarc Farm TR-Kevin Ryan 3. Russian Soul (IRE) 5 9-5 £4,390 b g by Invincible Spirit - Russian Hill (Indian Ridge) O-Mrs AG Kavanagh B-Ecurie de Meautry TR-M Halford Margins 0.5, neck. Time 0:58.00 (fast 1.30). Going Good. Age 2-3

Starts 8

Wins 5

Places 0

Earned £34,813

Sire: DUTCH ART. Sire of 12 Stakes winners. In 2013 - GARSWOOD Kyllachy G2, DUTCH MASTERPIECE Foxhound G3, PRODUCER Irish River G3, SLADE POWER Key of Luck G3. 1st Dam: THE TERRIER by Foxhound. 2 wins at 2. Dam of 3 winners: 2008: BEACHWOOD BAY (g Tobougg) 3 wins 3-4. 2009: MISS BUNTER (f Bahamian Bounty) 3 wins at 3 and 4. 2010: DUTCH MASTERPIECE (g Dutch Art) Sold 3,500gns foal at TADEF, 12,315gns yearling at TISEP, 53,174gns 2yo at GBMBR. 5 wins at 2 and 3, Flying Five S G3. 2011: Dinneratmidnight (c Kyllachy) unraced to date. 2013: (f Mount Nelson) Broodmare Sire: FOXHOUND. Sire of the dams of 9 Stakes winners. In 2013 - DUTCH MASTERPIECE Dutch Art G3. DUTCH MASTERPIECE b g 2010 Mr Prospector Coup de Folie Storm Bird Mystic Goddess Rose Goddess DUTCH ART ch 04 Rainbow Quest Spectrum River Dancer Halland Park Lass Drumalis Palacegate Episode Pasadena Lady Northern Dancer Danzig Pas de Nom Foxhound Buckpasser Lassie Dear Gay Missile THE TERRIER b 03 Known Fact So Factual Sookera Branston Gem Prince Sabo Branston Jewel Tuxford Hideaway Machiavellian


256 CELEBRATION MILE S G2 GOODWOOD. August 24. 3yo+. 8f.

1. AFSARE (GB) 6 9-1 £56,710 b g by Dubawi - Jumaireyah (Fairy King) O-Mohamed Obaida B-Darley TR-Luca Cumani 2. Stipulate (GB) 4 9-1 £21,500 b g by Dansili - Indication (Sadler’s Wells) O-K Abdullah B-Juddmonte Farms TR-Lady Cecil 3. Trade Storm (GB) 5 9-4 £10,760 b h by Trade Fair - Frisson (Slip Anchor) O-Qatar Racing B-GT Lucas TR-David Simcock Margins 2, 0.5. Time 1:38.60 (slow 1.60). Going Good.



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European Pattern >>

Age 3-6

Starts 18

Wins 6

Places 8

Earned £394,111

Sire: DUBAWI. Sire of 60 Stakes winners. In 2013 AL KAZEEM Darshaan G1, HUNTER’S LIGHT Barathea G1, LUCKY NINE Green Desert G1, WILLOW MAGIC Tierce G1, AFSARE Fairy King G2, AHZEEMAH Entrepreneur G2, ALJAMAAHEER Rainbow Quest G2, PRINCIPE ADEPTO Giant’s Causeway G2, UNIVERSAL Giant’s Causeway G2, DANADANA Barathea G3, KIYOSHI Sri Pekan G3. 1st Dam: JUMAIREYAH by Fairy King. 2 wins at 2 and 3. Own sister to Altaweelah. Dam of 4 winners: 2003: Reem Three (f Mark of Esteem) 3 wins at 3, 2nd Hoppings S LR. 2004: Arabiyah (f Halling) 2005: TRIP THE LIGHT (g Fantastic Light) 14 wins. 2006: Vladmira (f Diktat) 2007: AFSARE (g Dubawi) 6 wins 3-6, Celebration Mile G2, Sovereign S G3, Gala S LR, Hampton Court S LR, 2nd Premio Presidente della Repubblica G1, Arlington Million S G1, York S G2, Gala S LR, Fred Archer S LR. 2008: QAHRIMAN (g Tiger Hill) 2 wins at 3 and 4. 2010: Jumaira Tower (g Dubawi) in training. 2012: (c Dubawi) 2013: (c Manduro)

2009: PRETTY PLEASE (f Dylan Thomas) Winner at 3 in France. 2010: Paco Jet (c Westerner) 2011: Ponce de Leon (c Danehill Dancer) unraced to date. 2012: Pilote d’Essai (c Oasis Dream) 2nd Dam: Palmeraie by Lear Fan. Dam of POLICY MAKER (c Sadler’s Wells: Grand Prix de Deauville G2, Grand Prix de Chantilly G2 (twice), Prix Foy G2, 2nd Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud G1 (twice)), PUSHKIN (c Caerleon: Prix Maurice de Nieuil G2, 2nd Prix du Cadran G1), PLACE ROUGE (f Desert King: Lancashire Oaks G3), Pinacotheque (f In The Wings: 3rd Prix Charles Laffitte LR). Broodmare Sire: GIANT’S CAUSEWAY. Sire of the dams of 25 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, PLANTEUR Danehill Dancer G3, PLATINUM KINGDOM Magnus G3. PLANTEUR b h 2007 Danzig Danehill

Sharpen Up

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 DANADANA, Qasirah. Third dam of TOOLAIN, Avsarhan, Harry Hunt. Broodmare Sire: FAIRY KING. Sire of the dams of 42 Stakes winners. In 2013 - AFSARE Dubawi G2.

Mira Adonde Lettre d’Amour Giant’s Causeway PLANTE RARE b 2002 Palmeraie

DUBAWI b 02 Zomaradah

Fairy King JUMAIREYAH b 98 Donya

Storm Cat Mariah’s Storm Lear Fan Petroleuse

AFSARE b g 2007 Dubai Millennium



Mr Prospector Seeking The Gold Con Game Shareef Dancer Colorado Dancer Fall Aspen Shirley Heights Deploy Slightly Dangerous Dancing Brave Jawaher High Tern Nearctic Northern Dancer Natalma Bold Reason Fairy Bridge Special Never Bend Mill Reef Milan Mill Hard To Beat Dunette Pram


Northern Dancer Pas de Nom His Majesty Spring Adieu Atan Rocchetta Caro Lianga Storm Bird Terlingua Rahy Immense Roberto Wac Habitat Plencia

258 GIMCRACK S G2 YORK. August 24. 2yoc&g. 6f.

1. ASTAIRE (IRE) 8-12 £113,420 b c by Intense Focus - Runway Dancer (Dansili) O-Mrs Angie Bailey B-John O’Connor TR-Kevin Ryan 2. Wilshire Boulevard (IRE) 8-12 £43,000 b c by Holy Roman Emperor - Tyranny (Machiavellian) O-D Smith, Mrs J Magnier, M Tabor B-Denis Brosnan TR-AP O’Brien 3. Parbold (IRE) 8-12 £21,520 b c by Dandy Man - Gala Style (Elnadim) O-DW Armstrong, Cheveley Park Stud B-Tony Cosgrave TR-Richard Fahey Margins Nk, nk. Time 1:13.72 (slow 3.52). Going Soft.

WINDSOR. August 24. 3yo+. 10f 7yds.

1. PLANTEUR (IRE) 6 9-0 £34,026 b h by Danehill Dancer - Plante Rare (Giant’s Causeway) O-Sheikh Joann Bin Hamad Al Thani B-Dayton Investments Ltd TR-Marco Botti 2. Al Waab (IRE) 3 8-6 £12,900 ch c by Danehill Dancer - Aunt Julia (In The Wings) O-Mubarak Al Naemi B-Aunt Julia Syndicate TR-Lady Cecil 3. Chil The Kite (GB) 4 9-0 £6,456 b c by Notnowcato - Copy-Cat (Lion Cavern) O-Hazel Lawrence, Graham Doyle B-Whitsbury Manor Stud, Pigeon House Stud TR-H Morrison Margins 1.25, 0.75. Time 2:08.00 (slow 3.00). Going Soft. Age 2-6

Starts 22

Wins 7

Places Earned 9 £2,264,763

Sire: DANEHILL DANCER. Sire of 151 Stakes winners. In 2013 - DUNTLE Lord At War G2, HILLSTAR Mark of Esteem G2, STEPS IN TIME O’Reilly G2, ESOTERIQUE Dancing Brave G3, FORGOTTEN VOICE Spend A Buck G3, PLANTEUR Giant’s Causeway G3. 1st Dam: Plante Rare by Giant’s Causeway. unraced. Dam of 4 winners: 2006: PARLEMENT (c Kalanisi) Winner at 3 in France. 2007: PLANTEUR (c Danehill Dancer) 7 wins, Prix Ganay G1, Prix d’Harcourt G2, Prix Noailles G2, Winter Hill S G3, Winter Derby Trial LR, 2nd Grand Prix de Paris G1, Prix d’Ispahan G1 (twice), Prix du Jockey Club G1, Prix Niel G2, 3rd Dubai World Cup G1 (twice). 2008: PEPPER BERRY (f Peintre Celebre) Winner at 3 in France.


Age 2

Starts 4

Wins 3

Places 0

Earned £130,349

Broodmare Sire: DANSILI. Sire of the dams of 5 Stakes winners. In 2013 - CHICQUITA Montjeu G1, ASTAIRE Intense Focus G2.

259 SUPREME S G3 GOODWOOD. August 25. 3yo+. 7f.

1. LOCKWOOD (GB) 4 9-0 £34,026 gr g by Invincible Spirit - Emily Bronte (Machiavellian) O-Godolphin B-Darley TR-Saeed bin Suroor 2. Boom And Bust (IRE) 6 9-0 £12,900 b g by Footstepsinthesand - Forest Call (Wolfhound) O-Jason Singh B-Duncan A McGregor TR-Marcus Tregoning 3. Professor (GB) 3 8-9 £6,456 ch c by Byron - Jubilee (Selkirk) O-Mrs P Good B-Exors JR Good TR-R Hannon Margins 0.5, neck. Time 1:24.19 (fast 0.11). Going Good. Age 2-4

2nd Dam: Shall We Run by Hotfoot. Own sister to Fire Top. Dam of BANNISTER (g Inchinor: Gimcrack S G2), Roo (f Rudimentary: 2nd Firth of Clyde S LR). Grandam of Gallagher, Averoo, Quick Wit, Roodeye. Storm Cat Mariah’s Storm

INTENSE FOCUS b 06 Danehill Daneleta Zavaleta Danehill Dansili RUNWAY DANCER b 03 Shall We Run

Places 6

Earned £112,292

1st Dam: EMILY BRONTE by Machiavellian. 2 wins at 2 in France, Prix des Reservoirs G3. Dam of 1 winner: 2009: LOCKWOOD (g Invincible Spirit) 4 wins at 3 and 4 at home, France, Greene King Supreme S G3, Prix de Ris-Orangis G3, 3rd Totepool Midsummer S LR. 2010: Mixenden (f New Approach) unraced to date. 2011: (c Medaglia d’Oro) 2013: (c Teofilo) 2nd Dam: ZAFADOLA by Darshaan. 2 wins at 3, Oaks Trial LR, 2nd Blandford S G2, 3rd Irish St Leger G1. Dam of EMILY BRONTE (f Machiavellian, see above), ZELANDA (f Night Shift: Flying Fillies’ S LR), Zabari (g Soviet Star: 3rd Sandown H. Hurdle G3). Grandam of TIME PRISONER, PEARL GREY, Zimbabwe. Third dam of Balty Boys. Broodmare Sire: MACHIAVELLIAN. Sire of the dams of 88 Stakes winners. In 2013 - VERXINA Deep Impact G1, DEVIOUS INTENT Dixie Union G3, INCANTATION Sinister Minister G3, LOCKWOOD Invincible Spirit G3, MOMENT IN TIME Tiger Hill G3, WILSHIRE BOULEVARD Holy Roman Emperor G3.

Hasili Hotfoot Sirnelta

Storm Bird Terlingua Rahy Immense Danzig Razyana Kahyasi La Meilleure Danzig Razyana Kahyasi Kerali Firestreak Pitter Patter Sir Tor Finelta

1st Dam: Tres Ravi by Monsun. Winner at 3 in Germany, 2nd Prix de la Nonette G3, Deutscher Herold-Preis G3. Dam of 6 winners: 2002: Tres Preneur (c Entrepreneur) unraced. 2003: TRES BRAVE (c Fasliyev) Winner at 2 in France. 2004: TRES FINE (f Kutub) Winner at 3 in France. 2005: Tres Rapide (f Anabaa Blue) 2 wins at 3 in France, 2nd Prix de Royallieu G2, Grosser Preis der Badischen Unternehmen G2. 2006: TRES ROCK DANON (c Rock of Gibraltar). 7 wins 3-6, Grosser Ehrmann Steher Cup G3 (twice), Rossmann Rennen G3, 2nd Prix du Cadran G1. 2007: Tres American Girl (f American Post) 2008: Tres Americanqueen (f American Post). 2009: TRES DANCE (f Sinndar) Winner at 3 in France. 2010: TRES BLUE (c Anabaa Blue) Sold 27,000gns foal at TADEF. 4 wins 2-3, Grand Prix de Deauville G2, Prix de Reux G3, Coupe des Trois Ans LR, 2nd Deutsches Derby G1, 3rd Prix du Lys G3. 2011: Duke of France (c Duke of Marmalade) unraced to date. 2013: (f Fastnet Rock) 2nd Dam: Tres Magnifique by Gay Fandango. 1 win at 2, 2nd Ludwig Goebels-Erinnerungsrennen G3, 3rd ARAG Schwarzgold-Rennen G2. Dam of TRES HEUREUX (c Konigsstuhl: G P von Dusseldorf Stadt Sparkasse G2), Tres Ravi (f Monsun, see above). Broodmare Sire: MONSUN. Sire of the dams of 27 Stakes winners. In 2013 - LUCKY SPEED Silvano G1, PASTORIUS Soldier Hollow G1, DON BOSCO Barathea G2, TRES BLUE Anabaa Blue G2. The Anabaa Blue/Monsun cross has produced: TRES BLUE G1, Tres Rapide G2. TRES BLUE b c 2010 Danzig Anabaa

Riverman Allez Les Trois Allegretta Monsun TRES RAVI br 97 Tres Magnifique

Danzig Foreign Courier

INVINCIBLE SPIRIT b 97 Kris Rafha Eljazzi Machiavellian EMILY BRONTE gr 2003 Zafadola

Mr Prospector Coup de Folie Darshaan Zarafa

Northern Dancer Pas de Nom Sir Ivor Courtly Dee Sharpen Up Doubly Sure Artaius Border Bounty Raise A Native Gold Digger Halo Raise The Standard Shirley Heights Delsy Blushing Groom Zahra

260 GRAND PRIX DE DEAUVILLE G2 1. TRES BLUE (IRE) 3 8-6 £92,683 b c by Anabaa Blue - Tres Ravi (Monsun) O-Horst Rapp B-Chevotel De La Hauquerie TR-H-A Pantall 2. Penglai Pavilion (USA) 3 8-6 £35,772 bbr c by Monsun - Maiden Tower (Groom Dancer) O-Godolphin SNC B-Darley TR-A Fabre 3. Slow Pace (USA) 5 9-3 £17,073 b g by Distorted Humor - Slow Down (Seattle Slew) O/B-Wertheimer et Frere TR-F Head Margins Head, short neck. Time 2:44.49. Going Good to soft. Age 2-3

Starts 10

Wins 4

Places 3

Earned £258,167

Konigsstuhl Mosella Gay Fandango Toscadora

Northern Dancer Pas de Nom Gay Mecene Bamieres Never Bend River Lady Lombard Anatevka Dschingis Khan Konigskronung Surumu Monasia Forli Gay Violin Orsini Tosca Bella


LOCKWOOD gr g 2009 Green Desert



The Invincible Spirit/Machiavellian cross has produced: HOORAY G1, CONQUEST G2, LOCKWOOD G3, SPIRIT OF FORTUNE LR.

DEAUVILLE. August 25. 3yo+. 2500m.

ASTAIRE b c 2011 Giant’s Causeway

Wins 4

Sire: INVINCIBLE SPIRIT. Sire of 68 Stakes winners. In 2013 - MOONLIGHT CLOUD Spectrum G1, SPIRIT QUARTZ Rainbow Quest G2, SPIRIT SONG Kingston Rule G2, LOCKWOOD Machiavellian G3, RAWAAQ Silver Hawk G3, TICKLED PINK Indian Ridge G3.

Sire: INTENSE FOCUS. Sire of 1 Stakes winner. In 2013 - ASTAIRE Dansili G2. 1st Dam: Runway Dancer by Dansili. unraced. Dam of 2 winners: 2007: BATYA (f Whipper) 2 wins. 2008: (f Bachelor Duke) 2009: Swish Dancer (f Whipper) ran once. 2011: ASTAIRE (c Intense Focus) Sold 36,945gns foal at GONO1, 23,000gns yearling at TAOC2, 66,667gns 2yo at GOBKE. 3 wins at 2, Gimcrack S G2. 2013: (c Frozen Power)

Starts 13

Sire: ANABAA BLUE. Sire of 7 Stakes winners. In 2013 - TRES BLUE Monsun G2.

BADEN-BADEN. August 25. 3yo+. 1200m.

1. GIANT SANDMAN (IRE) 6 9-4 £32,520 b h by Footstepsinthesand - Sharamana (Darshaan) O-Sandman Stables B-Barronstown Stud TR-Rune Haugen 2. Gammarth (FR) 5 9-4 £12,602 ch h by Layman - Emouna Queen (Indian Ridge) O-Gerard Mimouni B-Mme M-T Mimouni TR-H-A Pantall 3. Namera (GER) 4 9-1 £5,285 b f by Areion - Najinskaja (Tannenkonig) O-Frau M Niebuhr B-Frau M Niebuhr TR-W Haustein Margins 3, neck. Time 1:09.22. Going Good. Age 2-6

Starts 25

Wins 11

Places 6

Earned £205,436

Sire: FOOTSTEPSINTHESAND. Sire of 24 Stakes winners. In 2013 - GIANT SANDMAN Darshaan G2, INFILTRADA Lode G2, ARNOLD LANE Noverre G3, SANDIVA Mark of Esteem G3. 1st Dam: SHARAMANA by Darshaan. 2 wins at 3 in France, Prix Minerve G3. Dam of 4 winners: 1997: Shapour (c Sadler’s Wells) 1998: Shara (f Kahyasi) 1999: Shalamantika (f Nashwan) Winner at 3, 3rd Harvest S LR. Dam of SHALANAYA (Prix de l’Opera G1, 2nd Prix Ganay G1, 3rd E P Taylor S G1), SHANKARDEH (Prix Chaudenay G2, 3rd Prix Royal-Oak G1). 2000: Sharafanya (f Zafonic) unraced. Grandam of Ceisteach (2nd Canford Cliffs S LR).


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Caulfield on Jwala: “Her family used to be in the Non-Thoroughbred Register, but there is no class shortage in one capable of producing Nunthorpe and Cheveley Park winners”

2002: SHARDAKHAN (g Dr Devious) 4 wins. 2004: SHARPOUR (c Desert Sun) 15 wins at 3 to 8, 2012 in Czech Republic, Poland. 2006: Shahrafi (g Barathea) 2007: GIANT SANDMAN (c Footstepsinthesand) Sold 82,000gns foal at TADEF, 91,036gns yearling at GOOY1. 11 wins 3-6, Goldene Peitsche G2, Polar Cup G3, Travronden Taby Open Sprint Championship LR, Norsk Jockeyklubs Sprintlop LR (twice), Taby Varsprint LR (twice), 2nd Polar Cup G3 (twice) 2008: Shaleela (f Galileo) unraced. 2nd Dam: SHARMEEN by Val de Loir. 1 win at 3 in France. Dam of SHERGAR (c Great Nephew: Derby S G1, Irish Derby G1, King George VI & Queen Elizabeth S G1, 2nd William Hill Futurity S G1, 4th St Leger S G1), SHERNAZAR (c Busted: Geoffrey Freer S G2), SHARAMANA (f Darshaan, see above). Grandam of SHEMARAN, SHAMADARA, SARDARMATI, SHERAKA, RIAZA, Shaynoor. Third dam of SHAMDALA, CHOC ICE, SHANAWI, ROYAL OATH, GOLDEN NEPI, QUINMASTER, BOLD CHIEFTAN, SHAMANOVA, SHAMAKIYA. Broodmare Sire: DARSHAAN. Sire of the dams of 210 Stakes winners. In 2013 - AL KAZEEM Dubawi G1, AMBIVALENT Authorized G1, BYRAMA Byron G1, DANK Dansili G1, ESTIMATE Monsun G1, SAJJHAA King’s Best G1, GIANT SANDMAN Footstepsinthesand G2, LIBERTARIAN New Approach G2, TELESCOPE Galileo G2, VEREMA Barathea G2, ERNEST HEMINGWAY Galileo G3, FEEL LIKE DANCING Galileo G3, GLOBAL THRILL Big Shuffle G3, JUTLAND Halling G3, VIZTORIA Oratorio G3. The Footstepsinthesand/Darshaan cross has produced: GIANT SANDMAN G2, Sandie LR. GIANT SANDMAN b h 2007 Storm Cat Giant’s Causeway

Mariah’s Storm

FOOTSTEPSINTHESAND b 02 Rainbow Quest Glatisant Dancing Rocks Darshaan SHARAMANA b 91 Sharmeen

Shirley Heights Delsy Val de Loir Nasreen

Storm Bird Terlingua Rahy Immense Blushing Groom I Will Follow Green Dancer Croda Rossa Mill Reef Hardiemma Abdos Kelty Vieux Manoir Vali Charlottesville Ginetta

262 PRIX DE MEAUTRY G3 DEAUVILLE. August 25. 3yo+. 1200m.

1. MYASUN (FR) 6 9-1 £32,520 ch h by Panis - Spain (Bering) O-Ecurie Jarlan B-SARL Ecurie Jarlan TR-C Baillet 2. Tulips (IRE) 4 8-11 £13,008 b f by Pivotal - Hint of Spring (Seeking The Gold) O-Godolphin SNC B-Darley TR-A Fabre 3. Dibajj (FR) 3 8-8 £9,756 ch f by Iffraaj - Goleta (Royal Applause) O-A Al Maddah B-C Humphris TR-A de Royer-Dupre Margins Neck, short neck. Time 1:10.14. Going Good to soft. Age 2-6

Starts 31

Wins 12

Places 7

Earned £273,302

Sire: PANIS. Sire of 4 Stakes winners. In 2013 MYASUN Bering G3. 1st Dam: SPAIN by Bering. Winner at 2 in France. Own sister to SARRASIN. Dam of 8 winners: 1999: Spanish Sky (f Septieme Ciel) 2000: Black Rain (f Celtic Swing) Died at 2 years. 2001: CE QUE JE VEUX (f Gold Away) 2 wins at 2 and 3 in France. 2002: MALINDAY (f Lord of Men) Winner at 3. Dam of LACAROLINA (Prix Six Perfections LR). 2003: Niaps (c Panis) unraced. 2005: INSILD (g Indian Rocket) 9 wins. 2006: MATWAN (f Indian Rocket) 3 wins at 2 in France, Prix des Reves d’Or LR. 2007: MYASUN (c Panis) 12 wins 3-6, Prix de Meautry G3, Prix de Seine-et-Oise G3, 2nd Prix de Bonneval LR, 3rd Prix Servanne LR, Prix Cor de Chasse LR.

2008: MORANDA (f Indian Rocket) Winner at 2 in France. 2009: MEPHALA (f Muhaymin) Winner at 3 in France. 2010: SHINGUETI (f Desert Style) 2 wins at 3 in France. 2011: Eyes of War (f Muhaymin)

264 ZUKUNFTS-RENNEN G3 BADEN-BADEN. August 28. 2yo. 1400m.

Broodmare Sire: BERING. Sire of the dams of 68 Stakes winners. In 2013 - MYASUN Panis G3, SATONO APOLLO Symboli Kris S G3.

1. ABENDWIND (GER) 9-0 £26,016 b c by Wiesenpfad - Adela (Tannenkonig) O-Frau Gisela Remmert B-Gestut Trona TR-W Hickst 2. Magic Artist (IRE) 9-0 £8,943 br c by Iffraaj - Artisti (Cape Cross) O-Stall Salzburg B-Darley TR-W Figge 3. Kerosin (GER) 9-0 £4,472 b c by Tertullian - Karavel (Monsun) O/B-Gestut Schlenderhan TR-W Giedt Margins Head, 2. Time 1:27.02. Going Good to soft.

The Panis/Bering cross has produced: BLUE PANIS G2, MYASUN G3.

Age 2

MYASUN ch h 2007

Sire: WIESENPFAD. Sire of 1 Stakes winner. In 2013 - ABENDWIND Tannenkonig G3.

2nd Dam: Sevilliana by General Holme. Dam of SARRASIN (g Bering: Grand Prix de Marseille LR (twice), Grand Prix Gaston Defferre LR, Grand Prix du Nord LR).

Raise A Native Gold Digger Buckpasser Hopespringseternal Rose Bower Matsadoon Doonesbury Vaguely Nice Roberto Urakawa Miss Devereux Sea Bird II Arctic Tern Bubbling Beauty Lyphard Beaune Barbra Noholme II General Holme Generals Sister Bellypha Silvermine Sevres Mr Prospector

Miswaki PANIS b 98 Political Parody

Bering SPAIN ch 95 Sevilliana

DEAUVILLE. August 25. 3yo+. 1600m.

1. FIRE SHIP (GB) 4 9-0 £32,520 b g by Firebreak - Mays Dream (Josr Algarhoud) O-IGP Partnership, P Winkworth B-Yorton Farm TR-William Knight 2. Belgian Bill (GB) 5 9-0 £13,008 b g by Exceed And Excel - Gay Romance (Singspiel) O-PJL, Cooper, Baker B-Wickfield Stud, Hartshill Stud TR-George Baker 3. Spoil The Fun (FR) 4 9-0 £9,756 ch c by Rock of Gibraltar - Avezia (Night Shift) O-Prime Equestrian SARL B-Snig Elevage TR-C Ferland Margins Short neck, short neck. Time 1:39.70. Going Good to soft. Starts 20

Wins 7

Places 7

Wins 1

Places 1

Earned £3,821

1st Dam: ADELA by Tannenkonig. 3 wins at 3 in Germany. Dam of 3 winners: 2007: Ambiente (f Noroit) ran on the flat in Germany. 2008: ALOAHE (f Ransom O’War) Winner at 3 in Germany. 2009: Alpha (f Electric Beat) 4 wins at 2 to 4 in Germany, 3rd Mercedes-Benz Sprintpreis LR, Grosser Preis der Mehl-Mulhens Stiftung LR. 2010: Amor (c Soldier Hollow) in training. 2011: ABENDWIND (c Wiesenpfad) 1 win at 2 in Germany, Zukunfts Rennen G3. 2013: Admiral (c Electric Beat)

1st Dam: Mays Dream by Josr Algarhoud. ran once at 2. Dam of 1 winner: 2007: Fuego Dreamer (g Firebreak) ran once. 2009: FIRE SHIP (g Firebreak) Sold 952gns yearling at ASAUG. 7 wins 2-4, Prix Quincey G3, Pomfret S LR, 3rd Ben Marshall S LR, Grand Prix Anjou Bretagne LR. 2011: One Pixel (f Primo Valentino) unraced to date. 2012: (f Sulamani) 2013: (c Malinas)

Alzao Waky Nao

Waky Na

WIESENPFAD ch 03 Mark of Esteem Waldbeere Wurftaube Tannenkonig

Fairy King Tannenalm

ADELA b 02 Adora

Danehill Adonara

Lyphard Lady Rebecca Ahonoora Myra’s Best Darshaan Homage Acatenango Wurfbahn Northern Dancer Fairy Bridge Luciano Tannenwiese Danzig Razyana Acatenango Auenliebe

265 OETTINGEN-RENNEN G2 BADEN-BADEN. August 29. 3yo+. 1600m.

1. GEREON (GER) 5 9-1 £32,520 b h by Next Desert - Golden Time (Surumu) O-C Zschache B-Gestut Ebbesloh TR-C Zschache 2. Felician (GER) 5 9-4 £12,602 b h by Motivator - Felicity (Inchinor) O-Gestut Ittlingen B-Gestut Ittlingen TR-Ferdinand J Leve 3. Empire Storm (GER) 6 9-1 £5,285 b h by Storming Home - Emy Coasting (El Gran Senor) O-Gestut Ittlingen B-Hannes K Gutschow TR-A Wohler Margins 1.75, 0.75. Time 1:38.96. Going Good.

2nd Dam: AMBER MILL by Doulab. 3 wins at 2 and 3. Dam of GOLDEN NUN (f Bishop of Cashel: Ballyogan S G3), Amber Valley (f Foxhound: 2nd Marygate S LR, 3rd Swordlestown Stud Sprint S G3). Grandam of Confessional.

Age 2-5

Broodmare Sire: JOSR ALGARHOUD. Sire of the dams of 2 SWs. In 2013 - FIRE SHIP Firebreak G3.

Sire: NEXT DESERT. Sire of 3 Stakes winners. In 2013 - GEREON Surumu G2.

FIRE SHIP b g 2009

1st Dam: Golden Time by Surumu. 2 wins, 2nd Frankenheim Alt Pokal LR. Dam of 8 winners: 1997: GESPIELIN (f Greinton) 5 wins 3-5 in Italy. 2000: GRAND PLACE (f Law Society) Winner at 2 in Germany. 2001: Georgienna (f Baryshnikov) 2002: GRANTSVILLE (f Trempolino) 5 wins, Japan Racing Association Trophy LR. 2004: GO EAST (f Highest Honor) 4 wins at 3, Premio Giovanni Falck LR, Japan Racing Association Trophy LR. 2005: GOOSE BAY (f Groom Dancer) 3 wins at 2 and 3 in Germany, Italy, Oaks d’Italia G2. 2007: GUANGZHOU (f Konigstiger) 2 wins at 4 in Germany.

Known Fact Slightly Dangerous Charnwood Forest Sadler’s Wells Dance of Leaves Fall Aspen FIREBREAK b 99 Sing Sing Song Intent Breakaway Tower Walk Catherine Howard Righteous Girl Shirley Heights Darshaan Delsy Josr Algarhoud Try My Best Pont-Aven Basilea MAYS DREAM b 02 Topsider Doulab Passerine Amber Mill Formidable Millaine Christine


Broodmare Sire: SURUMU. Sire of the dams of 88 SWs. In 2013 - ARS NOVA Soldier Hollow G2, GEREON Next Desert G2, GIROLAMO Dai Jin G2. GEREON b h 2008 Green Desert Desert Style

Starts 21

Wins 4

Places 9

Earned £101,419


NEXT DESERT b 99 Petoski Night Petticoat Nightrockette Literat

Surumu GOLDEN TIME ch 91 Gaukelspielerin

Surama Windwurf Gaukelei

Danzig Foreign Courier High Top Canton Silk Niniski Sushila Rocket Nightlife Birkhahn Lis Reliance II Suncourt Kaiseradler Wiesenweihe Frontal Gauklerin


ABENDWIND b c 2011

Earned £100,827

Sire: FIREBREAK. Sire of 4 Stakes winners. In 2013 - FIRE SHIP Josr Algarhoud G3.


2nd Dam: GAUKELSPIELERIN by Windwurf. 1 win in West Germany. Dam of Golden Time (f Surumu, see above).

Broodmare Sire: TANNENKONIG. Sire of the dams of 1 Stakes winner. In 2013 - ABENDWIND Wiesenpfad G3.


Age 2-4

Starts 2

2008: GEREON (c Next Desert) 4 wins, Oettingen Rennen G2, Herzog von Ratibor Rennen G3, 2nd Grosse Europa Meile G2, Mehl-Mulhens Rennen G2, BWIN Sachsen Preis LR, AARON Automobile Rennen LR, 3rd Union-Rennen G2, G P der SWK Stadtwerke Meilen Trophy G2. 2009: GIROLAMO (c Dai Jin) 3 wins at 3 and 4 in Germany, Preis von Europa G1, 3rd Grosser Preis von Bayern G1, Deutsches Derby G1. 2011: Giant’s Cauldron (c Peintre Celebre) unraced to date. 2012: Graasten (c Sholokhov)

SANDOWN PARK. August 31. 2yo. 7f 16yds.

1. KINGMAN (GB) 9-0 £22,684 b c by Invincible Spirit - Zenda (Zamindar) O-K Abdullah B-Juddmonte Farms TR-John Gosden 2. Emirates Flyer (GB) 9-0 £8,600 b c by Acclamation - Galapagar (Miswaki) O-Godolphin B-Carmel Stud TR-Saeed bin Suroor 3. Music Theory (IRE) 9-0 £4,304 b g by Acclamation - Key Girl (Key of Luck) O-Godolphin B-Forenaghts Stud TR-Charles Appleby Margins 2, head. Time 1:28.38 (slow 1.38). Going Good to firm. Age 2

Starts 2

Wins 2

Places 0

Earned £26,565

Sire: INVINCIBLE SPIRIT. Sire of 69 Stakes winners. In 2013 - MOONLIGHT CLOUD Spectrum G1, SPIRIT QUARTZ Rainbow Quest G2, SPIRIT SONG Kingston Rule G2, KINGMAN Zamindar G3, LOCKWOOD Machiavellian G3, RAWAAQ Silver Hawk G3, TICKLED PINK Indian Ridge G3. 1st Dam: ZENDA by Zamindar. 3 wins 3-4, Poule d’Essai des Pouliches G1, 2nd Coronation S G1, Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup S G1. Dam of 3 winners: 2005: Nile Cruise (c Danzig) 2006: Rio Carnival (f Storm Cat) ran twice. 2007: Hentzau (g Empire Maker) unplaced. 2008: Pleasantry (f Johannesburg) unraced. 2009: PANZANELLA (f Dansili) Winner at 3. 2010: REMOTE (c Dansili) 3 wins at 3, Tercentenary S G3. 2011: KINGMAN (c Invincible Spirit) 2 wins at 2, Solario S G3. 2012: (f Dansili) KINGMAN b c 2011 Danzig Green Desert

Foreign Courier

INVINCIBLE SPIRIT b 97 Kris Rafha Eljazzi Zamindar ZENDA b 99 Hope

Gone West Zaizafon Dancing Brave Bahamian

Northern Dancer Pas de Nom Sir Ivor Courtly Dee Sharpen Up Doubly Sure Artaius Border Bounty Mr Prospector Secrettame The Minstrel Mofida Lyphard Navajo Princess Mill Reef Sorbus



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European Pattern >>

2nd Dam: Hope by Dancing Brave. Ran on the flat in France at 3. Own sister to WEMYSS BIGHT. Dam of OASIS DREAM (c Green Desert: July Cup G1, Middle Park S G1, Nunthorpe S G1, 2nd Sprint Cup G1), ZENDA (f Zamindar, see above), HOPEFUL LIGHT (g Warning: Joel S LR, Sovereign S LR). Broodmare Sire: ZAMINDAR. Sire of the dams of 3 Stakes winners. In 2013 - KINGMAN Invincible Spirit G3, REMOTE Dansili G3.

267 ATALANTA S G3 SANDOWN. August 31. 3yo+f&m. 8f 14yds.

1. INTEGRAL (GB) 3 8-9 £23,463 b f by Dalakhani - Echelon (Danehill) O/B-Cheveley Park Stud TR-Sir Michael Stoute 1. LADYS FIRST (GB) 4 9-1 £23,463 b f by Dutch Art - Like A Dame (Danehill) O-Mrs H Steel B-Sparsholt Stud TR-Richard Fahey 3. Shuruq (USA) 3 8-13 £6,456 b f by Elusive Quality - Miss Lucifer (Noverre) O-Godolphin B-Darley TR-Saeed bin Suroor Margins Dead heat, 1.75. Time 1:39.20 (fast 0.90). Going Good to firm. INTEGRAL Age Starts 3 4

Wins 3

Places 0

Earned £47,681

Sire: DALAKHANI. Sire of 36 Stakes winners. In 2013 - RELIABLE MAN Sadler’s Wells G1, SEISMOS Dashing Blade G1, INTEGRAL Danehill G3, TIGAH Platini G3. 1st Dam: ECHELON by Danehill. Champion older mare in Ireland in 2007. 9 wins 2-5, Matron S G1, 3rd Sun Chariot S G1. Dam of 2 winners: 2009: ELYSIAN (f Galileo) Winner at 4. 2010: INTEGRAL (f Dalakhani) 3 wins at 3, TBA Atalanta S G3, The Coral Distaff LR. 2011: Provenance (f Galileo) unraced to date. 2012: Entity (f Shamardal) 2013: (c Medicean) 2nd Dam: EXCLUSIVE by Polar Falcon. 2 wins at 2 and 3, Coronation S G1, 3rd Fillies’ Mile S G1, 1000 Guineas G1. Dam of ECHELON (f Danehill, see above), CHIC (f Machiavellian: Celebration Mile G2 (twice), 2nd Sun Chariot S G1, Matron S G1). Broodmare Sire: DANEHILL. Sire of the dams of 229 Stakes winners. In 2013 - FENOMENO Stay Gold G1, INTELLO Galileo G1, MORE THAN SACRED More Than Ready G1, ROMANTICA Galileo G1, RUUD AWAKENING Bernardini G1, FIX Iffraaj G2, MULAAZEM Dubai Destination G2, STAR OF GISELLE Reset G2, TAPESTRY Galileo G2, BERLING Montjeu G3, CUSTOM CUT Notnowcato G3, INTEGRAL Dalakhani G3, LADYS FIRST Dutch Art G3, MOREISH More Than Ready G3, ROMANTIC MOON More Than Ready G3, ROYAL DIAMOND King’s Best G3, SCINTILLULA Galileo G3, SUGAR BOY Authorized G3, TREBLE JIG Gone West G3, WONDERFULLY Galileo G3. The Dalakhani/Danehill cross has produced: DUNCAN G1, INTEGRAL G3, SHEMIYLA G3. INTEGRAL b f 2010 Shirley Heights Darshaan


DALAKHANI gr 00 Miswaki Daltawa Damana Danehill ECHELON b 02 Exclusive

Danzig Razyana Polar Falcon Exclusive Order

LADYS FIRST Age Starts 2-4 17

Mill Reef Hardiemma Abdos Kelty Mr Prospector Hopespringseternal Crystal Palace Denia Northern Dancer Pas de Nom His Majesty Spring Adieu Nureyev Marie d’Argonne Exclusive Native Bonavista

2nd Dam: Anysheba by Alysheba. 1 win at 3 in France, 3rd Prix Petite Etoile LR. Broodmare Sire: DANEHILL. See above LADYS FIRST b f 2009 Mr Prospector Coup de Folie Storm Bird Rose Goddess DUTCH ART ch 04 Rainbow Quest Spectrum River Dancer Halland Park Lass Drumalis Palacegate Episode Pasadena Lady Northern Dancer Danzig Pas de Nom Danehill His Majesty Razyana Spring Adieu LIKE A DAME b 03 Alydar Alysheba Bel Sheba Anysheba Alleged Animatrice Alexandrie Machiavellian


Wins 3

Places 11

Mystic Goddess

268 T VON ZASTROW STUTENPREIS G3 BADEN-BADEN. August 31. 3yo+f&m. 2200m.

1. ADOYA (GER) 3 8-10 £26,016 b f by Doyen - Akasha (Dashing Blade) O-Stall Waldecker B-Frau Doris & Dr Harald Mitze TR-Andreas Lowe 2. Fitful Skies (IRE) 4 9-5 £8,943 b f by Dubawi - Wajd (Northern Dancer) O-Sheikh Mohammed B-Darley TR-H-A Pantall 3. Adriana (GER) 5 9-5 £4,472 b m by Poliglote - An Angel (Trempolino) O-A Fockler B-Gestut Sommerberg TR-M Rulec Margins 1.25, 1.75. Time 2:21.64. Going Good. Age 3

Starts 5

Wins 1

Places 3

Earned £42,967

Sire: DOYEN. Sire of 12 Stakes winners. In 2013 ADOYA Dashing Blade G3, VIF MONSIEUR Big Shuffle G3. 1st Dam: Akasha by Dashing Blade. unraced. Dam of 4 winners: 2003: ASSAHAB (c Lando) 8 wins 4-6 in Germany. 2005: ALL ABOUT SAM (c Black Sam Bellamy) 6 wins, Stribrna Trofej Chase LR. 2008: ATTIKO (c Konigstiger) 5 wins 3-4 in Germany. 2010: ADOYA (f Doyen) Sold 14,778gns yearling at BBAGS. 1 win at 3 in Germany, T von Zastrow Stutenpreis G3, 3rd Preis der Diana G1. 2012: Astuta (f Dai Jin) 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 ALTANO, ARALDO, All For You.

Sadler’s Wells DOYEN b 2000

Earned £155,741 Dashing Blade AKASHA ch 98 Arastou

Broodmare Sire: DASHING BLADE. Sire of the dams of 37 Stakes winners. In 2013 - SEISMOS Dalakhani G1, ADOYA Doyen G3. The Doyen/Dashing Blade cross has produced: ADOYA G1, Personified LR, Shana Doyenne LR.


Nearctic Northern Dancer Natalma Bold Reason Fairy Bridge Special Sharpen Up Kris Doubly Sure Mill Reef Lady Moon Moonlight Night Shirley Heights Elegant Air Elegant Tern Sharpen Up Sharp Castan Sultry One Literat Surumu Surama Kronzeuge Arabeske Ankertrosse

2. Remember You (IRE) 9-0 £9,268 b f by Invincible Spirit - Miss Dela (King’s Best) O-Mrs J Magnier, M Tabor, D Smith B-Ennistown Stud TR-David Wachman 3. Expedition (IRE) 9-3 £4,390 b c by Oasis Dream - Littlefeather (Indian Ridge) O-M Tabor, D Smith, Mrs J Magnier B-Sir Edmund Loder TR-AP O’Brien Margins 2, 0.5. Time 1:10.59 (fast 0.41). Going Good to firm.

BADEN-BADEN. September 1. 3yo+. 2400m.

1. NOVELLIST (IRE) 4 9-6 £121,951 b c by Monsun - Night Lagoon (Lagunas) O/B-Dr C Berglar TR-A Wohler 2. Seismos (IRE) 5 9-6 £48,780 ch g by Dalakhani - Sasuela (Dashing Blade) O/B-Gestut Karlshof TR-A Wohler 3. Meandre (FR) 5 9-6 £20,325 gr h by Slickly - Penne (Sevres Rose) O-Ramzan Kadyrov B-Rothschild Family TR-A Savujev Margins 0.75, 0.75. Time 2:33.90. Going Good. Age 2-4

Starts 11

Wins 9

Places Earned 2 £1,201,007

Sire: MONSUN. Sire of 104 Stakes winners. In 2013 - ESTIMATE Darshaan G1, MAXIOS Nureyev G1, NOVELLIST Lagunas G1, SILASOL Gulch G1, OCOVANGO Gone West G2, TRIPLE THREAT Lyphard G2, PIRIKA Intikhab G3. 1st Dam: NIGHT LAGOON by Lagunas. Champion 2yr old filly in Germany in 2003. 2 wins at 2 in Germany, Preis der Winterkonigin G3. Dam of 5 winners: 2006: NAVAJO DANCER (c Montjeu) 2 wins at 3 in Germany. 2007: NAVAJO QUEEN (f Monsun) Winner at 3 in Germany. 2008: NAVAJO STORM (c Monsun) Winner at 3 in Germany. 2009: NOVELLIST (c Monsun) Sold 84,281gns yearling at BBAGS. Champion 3yr old colt in Italy in 2012. 9 wins 2-4, King George VI & Queen Elizabeth S G1, Grand Prix de SaintCloud G1, Gran Premio del Jockey Club G1, Grosser Preis von Baden G1, GP der Badischen Unternehmer Rennen G2, UnionRennen G2, Fruhjahrs-Preis des Bankhauses Metzler G3, 2nd Deutsches Derby G1. 2010: NUNTIUS (c Dalakhani) 2 wins at 2 and 3 in Germany. 2011: Ninfea (f Selkirk) unraced to date.

Age 2

Broodmare Sire: LAGUNAS. Sire of the dams of 26 Stakes winners. In 2013 - NOVELLIST Monsun G1, LIMARIO Areion G3. The Monsun/Lagunas cross has produced: NOVELLIST G1, Litalia G2, Lysander LR. See race 139 in the August issue for analysis. NOVELLIST b c 2009 Tamerlane Donna Diana Tiepoletto Kronung Literat Surama Authi Monacensia Nijinsky Roseliere Literat Love In Northern Dancer Ciboulette Nebos Nubia

Dschingis Khan Konigsstuhl


MONSUN br 90 Surumu Mosella Monasia

NIGHT LAGOON b 01 Nenuphar

Ile de Bourbon Liranga Night Shift Narola

270 ROUND TOWER S G3 CURRAGH. September 1. 2yo. 6f.

1. GREAT WHITE EAGLE (USA) 9-3 £31,707 b c by Elusive Quality - Gender Dance (Miesque’s Son) O-M Tabor, D Smith, Mrs J Magnier B-Rosemont Farm LLC, Darley TR-AP O’Brien

Starts 2

Wins 2

Places 0

Earned £40,122

Sire: ELUSIVE QUALITY. Sire of 81 Stakes winners. In 2013 - ELUSIVE KATE Lemon Drop Kid G1, ANA LUISA Royal Academy G2, AVENGER OF LIGHT Put It Back G2, MERHEE Encosta de Lago G2, BAHNAH Glitterman G3, GREAT WHITE EAGLE Miesque’s Son G3, SHURUQ Noverre G3. 1st Dam: GENDER DANCE by Miesque’s Son. 2 wins at 3 in USA. Dam of 3 winners: 2006: Perfect Gold (f Perfect Soul) 2007: Quarrel (g Maria’s Mon) 2 wins at 2, 3rd Mill Reef S G2. 2008: MISS MEDIATOR (f Consolidator) Winner at 4. 2009: Jenlen (f Lemon Drop Kid) unraced. 2010: Belen (f Quiet American) in training. 2011: GREAT WHITE EAGLE (c Elusive Quality) Sold 760,000gns 2yo at TAAPR. 2 wins at 2, Round Tower S G3. 2012: (f Kitten’s Joy) 2nd Dam: Gender War by Green Dancer. Ran on the flat in USA at 3. Dam of FUSAICHI AUSTER (c Stormin Fever: Miyakooji S LR, Yonago S LR). Broodmare Sire: MIESQUE’S SON. Sire of the dams of 2 Stakes winners. In 2013 - GREAT WHITE EAGLE Elusive Quality G3. GREAT WHITE EAGLE b c 2011 Mr Prospector Gone West


ELUSIVE QUALITY b 93 Hero’s Honor Touch of Greatness Ivory Wand Mr Prospector Miesque’s Son GENDER DANCE b 00 Gender War

2nd Dam: NENUPHAR by Night Shift. 3 wins at 2 and 3 in Germany, Dusseldorfer BMW Preis LR. Dam of NIGHT LAGOON (see above), NIGHT TANGO (c Acatenango: Grosser Freiberger Premium-Preis LR, Summer Trophy LR, 2nd Deutsches Derby G1)


ADOYA b f 2010

Moon Cactus

Sire: DUTCH ART. Sire of 12 Stakes winners. In 2013 - GARSWOOD Kyllachy G2, DUTCH MASTERPIECE Foxhound G3, LADYS FIRST Danehill G3, PRODUCER Irish River G3, SLADE POWER Key of Luck G3.


1st Dam: LIKE A DAME by Danehill. Winner at 3 in France. Dam of 1 winner: 2008: Like A Boy (c Medicean) 2009: LADYS FIRST (f Dutch Art) Sold 16,000gns foal at TADEF, 84,280gns yearling at GOOY1. 3 wins at 2 to 4, Atalanta S G3, Dick Hern EBF S LR, 2nd Duke of Cambridge S G2, Atalanta S G3, Pipalong S LR, The Coral Distaff LR, 3rd Middleton S G2, Princess Elizabeth S G3, Sandringham H LR, Lyric S LR. 2012: (f Royal Applause) 2013: (f Galileo)

Miesque Green Dancer Execution

Raise A Native Gold Digger Secretariat Tamerett Northern Dancer Glowing Tribute Sir Ivor Natashka Raise A Native Gold Digger Nureyev Pasadoble Nijinsky Green Valley The Axe II House of Cards

271 DANCE DESIGN S G3 CURRAGH. September 1. 3yo+f&m. 9f.

1. SAY (IRE) 3 9-1 £31,707 b f by Galileo - Riskaverse (Dynaformer) O-D Smith, Mrs J Magnier, M Tabor B-Smythson TR-AP O’Brien 2. Aloof (IRE) 4 9-6 £9,268 b f by Galileo - Airwave (Air Express) O-Mrs J Magnier, M Tabor, D Smith B-Liberty Bloodstock TR-David Wachman 3. Pearl Of Africa (IRE) 3 9-0 £4,390 b f by Jeremy - Kournikova (Sportsworld) O-Pearl Bloodstock Limited B-Airlie Stud TR-Edward Lynam Margins 1.25, 0.5. Time 1:51.30 (slow 0.80). Going Good to firm. Age 2-3

Starts 10

Wins 2

Places 4

Earned £74,404

Sire: GALILEO. Sire of 152 Stakes winners. In 2013 INTELLO Danehill G1, LINTON Centaine G1, MAGICIAN Mozart G1, ROMANTICA Danehill G1, RULER OF THE WORLD Kingmambo G1, BATTLE OF MARENGO Green Desert G2, TAPESTRY Danehill G2, TELESCOPE Darshaan G2, ALTANO Lando G3, DAVID LIVINGSTON Indian Ridge G3, ERNEST HEMINGWAY Darshaan G3, FEEL LIKE DANCING Darshaan G3, FLYING THE FLAG Pivotal G3, RAIN GAL Hurricane Sky G3, SAY Dynaformer G3, SCINTILLULA Danehill G3, STARSTRUCK Big Shuffle G3, WONDERFULLY Danehill G3. 1st Dam: RISKAVERSE by Dynaformer. 9 wins 2-6, Flower Bowl Invitational S G1 (twice), Queen Elizabeth


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Caulfield on Rizeena: “She is by no means the first high-class filly from her family; her dam, Serena’s Storm, is bred along similar lines to Coronation Stakes winner Sophisticat”

II Challenge Cup S G1, 2nd Diana H G1, Garden City Breeders’ Cup H G1, Beverly D S G1, 3rd Frizette S G1, Beverly D S G1. Dam of 3 winners: 2008: Sadler’s Risk (g Sadler’s Wells) 3 wins, 2nd Adonis Juvenile Hurdle G2, 3rd Anniversary Juvenile Hurdle G1. 2009: PINK DAMSEL (f Galileo) Winner at 3. 2010: SAY (f Galileo) 2 wins at 3, Dance Design S G3, 2nd Kilboy Estate S G2, Galtres S LR, 3rd Hurry Harriet S LR. 2011: (c Galileo) 2012: (c Galileo) 2nd Dam: The Bink by Seeking The Gold. 3 wins at 2 and 3 in USA, 2nd Interborough Breeders’ Cup H G3. Dam of RISKAVERSE (f Dynaformer, see above), COZZY CORNER (f Cozzene: Valley View S G3). Broodmare Sire: DYNAFORMER. Sire of the dams of 55 Stakes winners. In 2013 - SAY Galileo G3. SAY b f 2010 Nearctic Natalma Bold Reason Fairy Bridge Special Mr Prospector Miswaki Hopespringseternal Lombard Allegretta Anatevka Hail To Reason Roberto Bramalea His Majesty Andover Way On The Trail Mr Prospector Seeking The Gold Con Game Topsider Toll Fee Toll Booth Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells GALILEO b 98 Urban Sea

Dynaformer RISKAVERSE b/br 99 The Bink

272 MOYGLARE STUD S G1 CURRAGH. September 1. 2yof. 7f.

1. RIZEENA (IRE) 9-0 £106,098 b f by Iffraaj - Serena’s Storm (Statue of Liberty) O-Sheikh Rashid Dalmook Al Maktoum B-Round Hill Stud TR-Clive Brittain 2. Tapestry (IRE) 9-0 £34,756 b f by Galileo - Rumplestiltskin (Danehill) O-Mrs J Magnier, M Tabor, D Smith, Flaxman Stables Ire Ltd B-Orpendale, The Niarchos Family TR-AP O’Brien 3. Kiyoshi (GB) 9-1 £16,463 b f by Dubawi - Mocca (Sri Pekan) O-Qatar Racing Limited B-Lowther Racing TR-Charles Hills Margins 0.75, head. Time 1:22.91 (fast 0.59). Going Good to firm. Age










Sire: IFFRAAJ. Sire of 15 Stakes winners. In 2013 RIZEENA Statue of Liberty G1, FIX Danehill G2, SO WOTIF Geiger Counter G3. 1st Dam: SERENA’S STORM by Statue of Liberty. Winner at 2. Dam of 1 winner: 2010: Marble Silver (f Notnowcato) 2011: RIZEENA (f Iffraaj) Sold 50,000gns yearling at TAOC2. 4 wins at 2, Moyglare Stud S G1, Queen Mary S G2, National S LR, 2nd Duchess Of Cambridge S G2, 3rd Prix Morny G1. 2012: (c Rock of Gibraltar) 2nd Dam: PRINCESS SERENA by Unbridled’s Song. 1 win at 4. Dam of PUISSANCE DE LUNE (c Shamardal: Blamey S G2, P B Lawrence J J Liston S G2). Broodmare Sire: STATUE OF LIBERTY. Sire of the dams of 1 SW. In 2013 - RIZEENA Iffraaj G1. RIZEENA b f 2011 Mr Prospector Secrettame The Minstrel Zaizafon Mofida IFFRAAJ b 01 Northern Dancer Nureyev Special Pastorale Ahonoora Park Appeal Balidaress Storm Bird Storm Cat Terlingua Statue of Liberty Seattle Slew Charming Lassie Lassie Dear SERENA’S STORM gr 05 Unbridled Unbridled’s Song Trolley Song Princess Serena Rahy Serena’s Sister Imagining Gone West


In August’s Caulfield Files, I charted how Iffraaj had had to work hard to maintain support in his early seasons, with his fee in his fourth season being €6,000 – just half his initial fee. With a spate of early first-crop juvenile winners helping his cause, Iffraaj covered 139 mares in his fourth year and he is now repeating his initial success, which was spearheaded by the Gr1-winning Wootton Bassett. This time he had 16 individual European two-year-old winners by the start of September and he has again hit the Gr1 jackpot, this time with Rizeena. This tough filly boosted her

earnings to around £240,000 when she added the Moyglare Stud Stakes to her earlier Queen Mary Stakes success. She is by no means the first high-class filly from her family. Her dam, the seven-furlong winner Serena’s Storm, is bred along similar lines to Sophisticat, winner of the Gr1 Coronation Stakes. Sophisticat’s dam Serena’s Song was a sister to Rizeena’s third dam Serena’s Sister. Serena’s Song was a wonderfully tough performer who won two Gr1 races in California during a busy juvenile campaign. She did even better at three, when her astonishing total of nine Graded stakes successes included a Gr1 victory against the colts in the Haskell Invitational. By the time Serena’s Song retired after 38 starts she had earned nearly $3.3 million. In stark contrast Serena’s Sister was unplaced in her two starts but she too made her mark, producing the smart American turf colt Doubles Partner. Rizeena’s second dam, Princess Serena, was described as a poor maiden after five starts in Britain but this daughter of Unbridled’s Song managed to win in the US before being returned to Europe. Her best effort as a broodmare is her Shamardal colt Puissance de Lune, a dual Gr2 winner at up to a mile in Australia in 2013. 273 GROSSER PREIS DES AUDI ZENTRUMS HANNOVER G3 HANOVER. August 18. 3yo. 2000m.

1. LIMARIO (GER) 9-2 £26,016 bbr c by Areion - Limaga (Lagunas) O-Frau M Haller B-Frau Martha Niebuhr TR-R Dzubasz 2. Dubday (GB) 8-11 £8,943 ch c by Dubawi - Dayrose (Daylami) O-Stall Golden Time B-Southcourt Stud TR-A Trybuhl 3. Bermuda Reef (IRE) 8-11 £4,471 b c by Oasis Dream - Borgia (Acatenango)

O/B-Gestut Ammerland TR-P Schiergen Margins 1.25, 1.50. Time 1:57.99. Going Good. Age 2-3

Starts 7

Wins 2

Places 2

Earned £79,869

Sire: AREION. Sire of 20 Stakes winners. In 2013 LIMARIO Lagunas G3. 1st Dam: Limaga by Lagunas. Dam of 6 winners: 1999: Lares (c Masterplayer) unplaced in Germany. 2001: LIMATUS (c Law Society) 7 wins 4-7, Prix La Moskowa LR, Hamburg-Dresden Pokal LR. 2003: LARONJA (f Areion) Winner at 3. Dam of TESEY (Premio Conte Felice Scheibler LR). 2004: LAVIOLA (f Waky Nao) Winner at 4 in Germany. 2005: Lascalino (c Pentire) unraced. 2006: LAMINO (c Tertullian) 4 wins at 4 in Germany. 2009: LE ROI (c Areion) 5 wins 2-3 in Australia, France, Schweppes Summer Cup G3. 2010: LIMARIO (g Areion) Sold 21,346gns yearling at BBAGO. Champion 2yo colt in Germany in 2012. 2 wins, Grosser Preis des Audi Zentrums Hannover G3, Preis des Winterfavoriten G3, 2nd Preis SWB Derby Trial LR. 2012: Limara (f Areion) 2nd Dam: Lima by Surumu. 4 wins in West Germany, 3rd Rudolf Oetker-Rennen LR. Dam of LAMANTAN (c Unfuwain: Silbernes Band der Ruhr LR (twice)), LIGONA (f Aragon: Preis der Signalbau Huber Rennen LR, Preis von Koln LR), LINDERA (f Konigsstuhl: Excelsior Hotel Ernst Criterium LR, 2nd Neuss Stuten Preis der Gunnewig Hotels G3). Grandam of LATERAL, LIDIO. Broodmare Sire: LAGUNAS. Sire of the dams of 26 Stakes winners. In 2013 - NOVELLIST Monsun G1, LIMARIO Areion G3. The Areion/Lagunas cross has produced: LE ROI G3, LIMARIO G3. LIMARIO b g 2010 Bold Reasoning Prime Abord Elevation Raise Your Skirts Strings Attached Nijinsky Caerleon Foreseer Le Levanstell Alata Altamura Nijinsky Ile de Bourbon Roseliere Literat Liranga Love In Literat Surumu Surama Caracol Limas Lizarda Super Concorde Big Shuffle AREION b 95 Aerleona

Lagunas LIMAGA b 93 Lima

Leading sires of two-year-olds 2013 by earnings Name


2001 2001 1998 1997 2002 Holy Roman Emperor 2004 Acclamation 1999 *Dandy Man 2003 Orpen 1996 *Mastercraftsman 2006 Elusive City 2000 *Intense Focus 2006 Pastoral Pursuits 2001 Henrythenavigator 2005 Oasis Dream 2000 Kheleyf 2001 Camacho 2002 Bahamian Bounty 1994 Scat Daddy 2004 Clodovil 2000 Lucky Story 2001 Excellent Art 2004 War Front 2002 Dubawi 2002 *Bushranger 2006 Blu Air Force 1997 Deportivo 2000 Exceed And Excel 2000 Sakhee's Secret 2004 Iffraaj Kodiac Galileo Invincible Spirit Footstepsinthesand


Zafonic Danehill Sadler's Wells Green Desert Giant's Causeway Danehill Royal Applause Mozart Lure Danehill Dancer Elusive Quality Giant's Causeway Bahamian Bounty Kingmambo Green Desert Green Desert Danehill Cadeaux Genereux Johannesburg Danehill Kris S Pivotal Danzig Dubai Millennium Danetime Sri Pekan Night Shift Danehill Sakhee


43 51 26 66 50 47 50 37 16 48 24 38 44 16 27 44 35 39 1 29 12 30 3 45 67 24 21 49 20


15 22 15 28 14 19 26 14 6 14 10 7 17 7 16 15 13 14 1 11 5 10 2 9 12 15 5 14 5


34.9 43.1 57.7 42.4 28.0 40.4 52.0 37.8 37.5 29.2 41.7 18.4 38.6 43.8 59.3 34.1 37.1 35.9 100.0 37.9 41.7 33.3 66.7 20.0 17.9 62.5 23.8 28.6 25.0


23 34 21 32 19 24 32 17 12 20 17 11 25 9 18 24 18 20 2 12 9 14 4 13 15 26 6 18 7


5.9 5.7 7.4 6.1 6.3 5.9 6.0 5.3 5.7 6.4 6.0 6.1 5.3 5.9 6.1 5.5 5.3 5.6 5.5 6.2 6.2 6.4 6.3 6.6 5.5 5.6 6.7 5.9 5.6

Earnings (£)

442,227 440,408 371,405 359,172 354,436 346,778 338,526 317,714 287,580 266,987 258,273 254,159 244,238 232,101 231,640 219,629 218,114 211,686 207,961 198,116 183,608 156,844 156,576 152,376 149,402 147,884 145,243 142,166 138,625

Top horse

Rizeena Haikbidiac Tapestry Cable Bay Sandiva Wilshire Boulevard Queen Catrine Peniaphobia Vorda Nezar Vedeux Astaire Lilbourne Lass Sudirman Coach House Big Time My Catch Anjaal No Nay Never Vallado Lucky Kristale Galinea War Command Kiyoshi Fair Ranger Tale Hitchcock Larra Chope Outstrip Thunder Strike

Earned (£)

232,168 177,102 97,699 30,967 81,191 87,634 56,810 134,546 161,472 42,148 53,374 130,349 68,365 153,341 61,420 54,756 46,686 48,602 207,962 61,199 137,847 27,683 140,723 60,379 17,549 17,007 29,309 20,653 106,102

Rizeena raises Iffraaj A different look to the juvenile table as a month ago the leading three were respectively second, 12th and unsighted. Iffraaj had five winners, with Rizeena the star of the show in the Moyglare Stud Stakes, and Kodiac seven. The latter profited from the opening salvo in the yearling sales races, the DBS Premier Yearling Stakes, with Haikbidiac coming out on top. There were even more spectacular strike-rates further down the list. Invincible Spirit had 14 winners and Acclamation 12. Among the freshmen, Mastercraftsman made significant progress, with six winners taking him on to level terms with Dandy Man on 14. Bushranger’s additional five put him in the mix as well with 12.

*First-season sire, statistics to September 1



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Global Stakes Results Date Grade Argentina 25/08 G2 12/08 G2 10/08 G2 09/08 G2 09/08 G2 31/08 G3 29/08 G3 24/08 G3 18/08 G3 15/08 G3 10/08 G3 08/08 G3




Clasico La Mission Clasico Comparacion Clasico General Pueyrredon Clasico Miguel Cane Clasico General Luis Maria Campos Clasico Mexico Clasico Diego White Clasico Ricardo P Sauze Clasico Jose Pedro Ramirez Clasico Jose de San Martin Clasico Ocurrencia Clasico Manuel F y Emilio Gnecco

10.0f 12.0f 15.0f 8.0f 8.0f 5.0f 8.5f 8.0f 8.5f 8.0f 5.0f 8.0f

Australia 31/08 24/08 24/08 17/08 31/08 31/08 24/08 24/08 24/08 22/08 17/08 17/08 17/08 17/08 10/08 10/08 10/08

NZ Bloodstock Memsie Stakes Coolmore Silver Shadow Stakes Pro Ride Warwick Stakes P B Lawrence J J Liston Stakes H D F McNeil Stakes MTA NSW Run to the Rose Ibis Styles Up And Coming Stakes Show County Quality Handicap Kari Aboriginal Toy Show Qlity. Handicap Panthers Hawkesbury Gold Cup Legacy 90th Anniversary Vain Stakes San Domenico Stakes Lister Quezette Stakes W W Cockram Stakes Adelaide Galavanising Spring Stakes Magrath Real Estate Missile Stakes Aurie's Star Handicap

7.0f 6.0f 7.0f 7.0f 6.0f 6.0f 6.5f 6.0f 6.5f 8.0f 5.5f 5.5f 5.5f 6.0f 6.0f 6.0f 6.0f

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

The Coolmore Stud-owned Atlantic Jewel made a stunning return to the track after a 490-day absence when stretching her unbeaten career record



Kill Me Now (ARG) Fantastic Royale (ARG) Gato Editor (ARG) Cooptado (ARG) City Tune (ARG) Megafive (ARG) Travelwell (ARG) Salad Green (ARG) Retaqueado (ARG) Furious Key (ARG) Kuznetsova (ARG) Personal Dot (ARG)

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

Atlantic Jewel (AUS) Thump (AUS) Veyron (NZ) Puissance de Lune (IRE) Fast 'n' Rocking (AUS) Va Pensiero (AUS) War (AUS) Rebel Dane (AUS) Hidden Kisses (AUS) Coup Ay Tee (NZ) Safeguard (AUS) Va Pensiero (AUS) Kiss A Rose (AUS) Octavia (AUS) Just Discreet (AUS) Rain Affair (AUS) Broken (AUS)

5 3 8 5 3 3 3 4 6 6 3 3 3 4 5 6 7

to eight with an easy win in the Memsie Stakes. This seven-furlong contest was carrying Group 1 status for the first time and fully justified its elevation, attracting



Broodmare Sire


Pure Prize (USA) Val Royal (FR) Editor's Note (USA) Equal Stripes (ARG) Easing Along (USA) Slew Gin Fizz (USA) True Cause (USA) Easing Along (USA) Tawqeet (USA) Key Deputy (USA) Russian Blue (IRE) Not For Sale (ARG)

Insolente Petite (ARG) Fantastica Roma (ARG) Una Gata (ARG) Coordinada (ARG) La Laurita (ARG) Megaera (ARG) Cipaya Girl (ARG) Saramah (USA) Requebra (ARG) Figuraza (ARG) Es Favorita (ARG) Personal Right (ARG)

Interprete (ARG) Romanov (IRE) Equalize (USA) Ride The Rails (USA) Halo Sunshine (USA) El Compinche (ARG) Fitzcarraldo (ARG) Forty Niner (USA) Espacial (ARG) Farnesio (ARG) Escoltado (ARG) Lode (USA)


Fastnet Rock (AUS) Red Ransom (USA) Thorn Park (AUS) Shamardal (USA) Fastnet Rock (AUS) Stratum (AUS) More Than Ready (USA) California Dane (AUS) Hidden Dragon (AUS) Danske (NZ) Exceed And Excel (AUS) Stratum (AUS) Sebring (AUS) Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) Exceed And Excel (AUS) Commands (AUS) Halo Homewrecker (USA)

Regard (AUS) Oomph (AUS) Over The Limit (NZ) Princess Serena (USA) For The Good Times (AUS) Rosmarino (AUS) Deedra (AUS) Texarcana (AUS) Kiss An Angel (AUS) Flying Coup (NZ) Preserve (AUS) Rosmarino (AUS) Hurl (AUS) Filming (AUS) Oh So Discreet (AUS) I Believe (AUS) Induct (AUS)

Zabeel (NZ) Flying Spur (AUS) Centro (NZ) Unbridled's Song (USA) Hennessy (USA) Langfuhr (CAN) Zabeel (NZ) More Than Ready (USA) Piccolo (GB) Tuscany Flyer (AUS) Canny Lad (AUS) Langfuhr (CAN) Redoute's Choice (AUS) Brocco (USA) Bluebird (USA) Octagonal (NZ) Spartacus (AUS)

several previous Group 1 winners. An emotional winning trainer, Mark Kavanagh, could barely speak afterwards but did reveal that Atlantic

Jewel was less than fully fit and would also improve for a longer trip. The Cox Plate on October 26 is her main spring target.

Brazil 31/08 24/08 01/09 25/08

G2 G2 G3 G3

Grande Premio Duque de Caxias G. P. Presidente Antonio Grisi Filho GP.Jose Carlos e Joao Jose de Figueiredo G.P. Roberto Gabizo e Adhemar de Faria

10.0f 8.0f 8.0f 5.0f

Sutil (BRZ) Zilber (BRZ) Keynes (BRZ) Desejado Put (BRZ)

4 4 4 3


Redattore (BRZ) Molengao (BRZ) Redattore (BRZ) Put It Back (USA)

Sweet Biscuit (BRZ) Valetza (BRZ) Kermita (USA) Super Duda (BRZ)

Effervescing (USA) Baronius (BRZ) Sandpit (BRZ) Notation (USA)

Canada 25/08 18/08 31/08 17/08 17/08 03/08

G2 G2 G3 G3 G3 G3

Play the King Stakes Sky Classic Stakes Seaway Stakes Ontario Colleen Stakes Canadian Derby Seagram Cup Stakes

7.0f 10.0f 7.0f 8.0f 11.0f 8.5f

Dimension (GB) Forte Dei Marmi (GB) Youcan'tcatchme (USA) Leigh Court (USA) Broadway Empire (USA) Alpha Bettor (USA)

5 7 4 3 3 5


Medicean (GB) Selkirk (USA) The Daddy (USA) Grand Slam (USA) Empire Maker (USA) Alphabet Soup (USA)

Palatial (GB) Frangy (GB) Poppy's Baby Girl (GB) Padmore (USA) Broadway Hoofer (USA) Scatter Buy (USA)

Green Desert (USA) Sadler's Wells (USA) Yankee Victor (USA) French Deputy (USA) Belong To Me (USA) Relaunch (USA)

Chile 01/09 01/09 31/08 17/08 15/08 10/08

G1 G1 G1 G2 G3 G3

Premio Polla de Potrillos (2000 Guineas) Premio Polla de Potrancas (1000 Guineas) Premio Mil Guineas (1000 Guineas) Premio Domingo Segundo Herrera Martinez Premio Carlos Allende Navarro P.Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins Riquelme

8.5f 8.5f 8.0f 7.5f 7.5f 10.0f

Peso Veinte (CHI) Solaria (CHI) Divina Preciosa (CHI) Makareno (CHI) Elisea (CHI) McQueen (CHI)

3 3 3 3 4 4


Stevie Wonderboy (USA) Scat Daddy (USA) Crocker Road (USA) Pavarotti (USA) Ecton Park (USA) Last Best Place (USA)

Pascua (CHI) So Linda (CHI) Hecate (CHI) Companera Tania (CHI) Muchacha Alegre (CHI) Talk Show (CHI)

Stuka (USA) Seeker's Reward (CAN) Golden Voyager (USA) Squire Jones (USA) Malek (CHI) High Pitched (GB)

Patricio Baeza, who holds a wide lead over his fellow trainers in this year’s earnings table, completed the Guineas double at the Club Hipico with the 1-5 chance Solaria and 15-1 outsider Peso Veinte. Solaria was coupled with Dalala, who has the same owner but hails from a different stable, and had no Japan 18/08 01/09 01/09 31/08 25/08 25/08 24/08 18/08 11/08

G2 G3 G3 G3 G3 G3 G3 G3 G3

New Zealand G1 31/08 17/08 G3



rallied to beat yet another stablemate, Knockout, by a neck. While Solaria dominates all rivals on turf, the form of her contemporaries on dirt is difficult to make sense of. Safawi had beaten Eres La Luz, Savorita, Mainelive and odds-on Divina Preciosa in the GP Criadores on August 3 and

started favourite for the Mil Guineas over an extra 100m. This time Divina Preciosa took command from the start and was ridden out to score by two lengths from Savorita, who had chased her most of the way. They finished well clear of Mainelive and Safawi, while Eres La Luz was only seventh.

Sapporo Kinen Kokura Nisai Stakes Niigata Kinen Sapporo Nisai Stakes Niigata Nisai Stakes Keeneland Cup Elm Stakes TV Nishinippon Corp.Sho Kitakyushu Kinen Sekiya Kinen

10.0f 6.0f 10.0f 9.0f 8.0f 6.0f 8.5f 6.0f 8.0f

Tokei Halo (JPN) Horai Akiko (JPN) Cosmo Nemo Shin (JPN) Red Reveur (JPN) Harp Star (JPN) Forever Mark (JPN) Fleet Street (JPN) Tsurumaru Leon (JPN) Red Spada (JPN)

4 2 6 2 2 5 4 5 7


Gold Halo (JPN) Johannesburg (USA) Zenno Rob Roy (JPN) Stay Gold (JPN) Deep Impact (JPN) Falbrav (IRE) Street Sense (USA) Heart's Cry (JPN) Taiki Shuttle (USA)

Dance Queen (JPN) Horai Sunday (JPN) Du Pre (GB) Desaucered (USA) Historic Star (JPN) Rythmique Dance (JPN) Jenny Lind (GB) Kastria (USA) Barbicat (USA)

Mill George (USA) Sunday Silence (USA) Singspiel (IRE) Dixieland Band (USA) Falbrav (IRE) Dance In The Dark (JPN) Singspiel (IRE) Kingmambo (USA) Storm Cat (USA)

Makfi Hawke's Bay Challenge Stakes Waikato Stud Foxbridge Plate

7.0f 6.0f

Survived (NZ) Postmans Daughter (NZ)

4 6


Zed (NZ) Postponed (USA)

Liberal (NZ) Kinjabelle (NZ)

Generous (IRE) Kinjite (NZ)

Group 1 racing for the 2013-14 season kicked off with the first leg of the Norway 25/08

trouble beating her by four and a half lengths. Baeza also trained the fourth, Turchese. Turchese’s trainer, jockey, sire and owner-breeders, the Stud Haras Don Alberto, were all involved in the triumph of Peso Veinte. Having led before dropping back to third, Peso Viente

Marit Sveaas Minnelop

Hawkes Bay Triple Crown, the Makfi Challenge. The locally-trained Survived 9.0f

Berling (IRE)

prevailed by a length and should be better suited by the longer trips and 6


Montjeu (IRE)

(hopefully) better ground that the next two legs will provide. Danaskaya (IRE)

Danehill (USA)


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Peru 01/09 01/09 25/08 11/08

G1 G3 G3 G3

Premio Polla de Potrancas (1000 Guineas) Premio Miguel Fort Magot Premio Comercio Premio Santorin

Galiana led throughout to beat stable companion Mantra by one and a half

8.0f 9.0f 11.5f 15.0f

Galiana (PER) Gringa Ali (PER) Ariso (PER) Florentino (PER)

lengths. Both were bred and are still owned by Freddy Nossar’s Stud Myrna.

3 3 5 4


Fletcher (PER) Privately Held (USA) Six Zero (FR) Fletcher (PER)

Kroata (USA) Bombardera (USA) Importadora (PER) Tropicana (PER)

Galiana had won her only previous race, while Mantra was unbeaten in two

Chief Seattle (USA) Snow Ridge (USA) Spend One Dolar (USA) Bugsy (PER)

minor events, but they had shown enough to be coupled as favourite.

South Africa 31/08 G3 10/08 G3 10/08 G3

August Stakes NR Diamonds Champagne Stakes Final Fling Stakes

6.0f 6.0f 9.0f

Here Comes Billy (SAF) Princess Victoria (SAF) Rain Gal (AUS)

4 5 6


Muhtafal (USA) Victory Moon (SAF) Galileo (IRE)

Fast Tempo (SAF) Platinum Princess (SAF) Raining (AUS)

Jet Master (SAF) Rakeen (USA) Hurricane Sky (AUS)

Sweden 11/08

Zawawi Cup


Verde-Mar (BRZ)



Gilded Time (USA)

Jolie Marcia (BRZ)

Spend A Buck (USA)

Spinaway Stakes Woodward Stakes Forego Stakes Del Mar Debutante Stakes Personal Ensign Handicap TVG Pacific Classic Stakes Foxwoods King's Bishop Stakes Travers Stakes Test Stakes Ballerina Stakes Secretariat Stakes Arlington Million Stakes Sword Dancer Invitational Stakes Del Mar Oaks Alabama Stakes Beverly D Stakes Del Mar Derby Del Mar Derby Bernard Baruch Handicap With Anticipation Stakes Pat O'Brien Stakes Del Mar Mile Handicap Ketel One Ballston Spa Stakesa Del Mar Handicap Woodford Reserve Lake Placid Stakes Saratoga Special Stakes Adirondack Stakes John C Mabee Stakes La Jolla Handicap Fourstardave Handicap Sorrento Stakes Best Pal Stakes Sapling Stakes Saranac Stakes Washington Park Handicap Cliff Hanger Stakes Philip H Iselin Stakes Rancho Bernardo Handicap Longacres Mile Handicap Monmouth Oaks Gardenia Stakes Nat.Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes

7.0f 9.0f 7.0f 7.0f 9.0f 10.0f 7.0f 10.0f 7.0f 7.0f 10.0f 10.0f 12.0f 9.0f 10.0f 9.5f 9.0f 9.0f 8.5f 8.5f 7.0f 8.0f 8.5f 11.0f 9.0f 6.5f 6.5f 9.0f 8.5f 8.0f 6.5f 6.5f 6.0f 9.0f 9.0f 8.5f 9.0f 6.5f 8.0f 8.5f 8.0f 9.0f

Sweet Reason (USA) Alpha (USA) Strapping Groom (USA) She's A Tiger (USA) Royal Delta (USA) Game On Dude (USA) Capo Bastone (USA) Will Take Charge (USA) Sweet Lulu (USA) Dance to Bristol (USA) Admiral Kitten (USA) Real Solution (USA) Big Blue Kitten (USA) Discreet Marq (USA) Princess of Sylmar (USA) Dank (GB) Ethnic Dance (USA) Gabriel Charles (USA) Silver Max (USA) Bashart (USA) Fed Biz (USA) Obviously (IRE) Laughing (IRE) Vagabond Shoes (IRE) Caroline Thomas (USA) Corfu (USA) Designer Legs (USA) Tiz Flirtatious (USA) Dice Flavor (USA) Wise Dan (USA) Concave (CAN) Alberts Hope (USA) Dunkin Bend (USA) Five Iron (USA) Willcox Inn (USA) Summer Front (USA) Last Gunfighter (USA) Reneesgotzip (USA) Herbie D (CAN) Seaneen Girl (USA) Devious Intent (USA) Notacatbutallama (USA)

2 4 6 2 5 6 3 3 3 4 3 4 5 3 3 4 3 3 4 2 4 5 5 6 3 2 2 5 3 6 2 2 2 3 5 4 4 4 5 3 4 3


Street Sense (USA) Bernardini (USA) Johannesburg (USA) Tale of The Cat (USA) Empire Maker (USA) Awesome Again (CAN) Street Boss (USA) Unbridled's Song (USA) Mr Greeley (USA) Speightstown (USA) Kitten's Joy (USA) Kitten's Joy (USA) Kitten's Joy (USA) Discreet Cat (USA) Majestic Warrior (USA) Dansili (GB) Tribal Rule (USA) Street Hero (USA) Badge of Silver (USA) War Front (USA) Giant's Causeway (USA) Choisir (AUS) Dansili (GB) Beat Hollow (GB) Giant's Causeway (USA) Malibu Moon (USA) Graeme Hall (USA) Tizbud (USA) Scat Daddy (USA) Wiseman's Ferry (USA) Colonel John (USA) Run Away And Hide (USA) Dunkirk (USA) Sharp Humor (USA) Harlan's Holiday (USA) War Front (USA) First Samurai (USA) City Zip (USA) Orchid's Devil (USA) Spring At Last (USA) Dixie Union (USA) Harlan's Holiday (USA)

Livermore Leslie (USA) Munnaya (USA) Something Silver (USA) Shandra Smiles (USA) Delta Princess (USA) Worldly Pleasure (USA) Fight To Love (USA) Take Charge Lady (USA) Successful Outlook (USA) Dance to Dawn (USA) Reachinforthestars (USA) Reachfortheheavens (USA) Spent Gold (USA) To Marquet (USA) Storm Dixie (USA) Masskana (IRE) House of Danzing (USA) Star of Atticus (USA) Kissin Rene (USA) Busy Windsong (USA) Spunoutacontrol (USA) Leala (IRE) Comic (IRE) Atiza (IRE) Bit of Whimsy (USA) Fashion Cat (USA) Elegant Designer (USA) Masquerade Belle (USA) Afleet Summer (USA) Lisa Danielle (USA) Galadriel (CAN) Accepting Fate (USA) Misty Run (USA) Tee Off (USA) De Aar (USA) Rose of Summer (USA) Saratoga Cat (USA) No Dress Code (USA) Chilli Chines (CAN) Afternoon Krystal (USA) Hafifah (USA) Self Rising (USA)

Mt Livermore (USA) Nijinsky (CAN) Silver Deputy (CAN) Cahill Road (USA) A P Indy (USA) Devil His Due (USA) Fit To Fight (USA) Dehere (USA) Orientate (USA) Louis Quatorze (USA) Grand Slam (USA) Pulpit (USA) Unaccounted For (USA) Marquetry (USA) Catienus (USA) Darshaan Chester House (USA) Atticus (USA) Kissin Kris (USA) Clever Trick (USA) Wild Again (USA) Montjeu (IRE) Be My Chief (USA) Singspiel (IRE) Distorted Humor (USA) Forest Wildcat (USA) Suave Prospect (USA) Victory Gallop (CAN) Afleet (CAN) Wolf Power (SAF) Ascot Knight (CAN) Saint Ballado (CAN) Vindication (USA) Thunder Gulch (USA) Gone West (USA) El Prado (IRE) Sir Cat (USA) Distorted Humor (USA) Katowice (USA) Afternoon Deelites (USA) Machiavellian (USA) Hansel (USA)


United States 01/09 G1 31/08 G1 31/08 G1 31/08 G1 25/08 G1 25/08 G1 24/08 G1 24/08 G1 24/08 G1 23/08 G1 17/08 G1 17/08 G1 17/08 G1 17/08 G1 17/08 G1 17/08 G1 01/09 G2 01/09 G2 31/08 G2 29/08 G2 25/08 G2 25/08 G2 24/08 G2 24/08 G2 18/08 G2 11/08 G2 11/08 G2 11/08 G2 10/08 G2 10/08 G2 07/08 G2 04/08 G2 01/09 G3 01/09 G3 31/08 G3 25/08 G3 18/08 G3 18/08 G3 18/08 G3 10/08 G3 10/08 G3 09/08 G3

European raiders again enjoyed a lucrative Arlington festival with Dank and Dandino landing two big prizes. Dank was much the best in the Beverly D, coming home more than four lengths clear of fellow transatlantic challenger Gifted Girl. Ryan Moore, the successful pilot, had earlier managed to extricate himself from a pocket aboard Dandino. Man of the day was leading ownerbreeder, Ken Ramsey, who won the Arlington Million and Secretariat Stakes with Real Solution and Admiral Kitten a few minutes after Big Blue Kitten had given him the first leg of a Grade 1 turf treble in the Sword Dancer at Saratoga. Real Solution spent his formative years in Italy. Sent to America so his damaged lungs could benefit from lasix, he lost out to Mike de Kock’s The Apache by a head in the Million but was awarded the race by the stewards having suffered interference. Admiral Kitten snapped a sequence of four second places. Big Blue Kitten is, like the other pair, a son of Ramsey’s young

stallion Kitten’s Joy. He beat Twilight Eclipse a length in the Sword Dancer. The annual highlight of Saratoga is the Travers Stakes and, though it thrilled a 47,597 crowd with a tight finish, it did little to reveal the identity of the nation’s top three-year-old colt. Kentucky Derby form has been overturned countless times and the victory here of its eighthplaced horse, Will Take Charge, means it has produced four subsequent Group 1 winners, but not one of those finished in the first five in the ‘Run For The Roses’. Will Take Charge edged out Moreno by a nose, with Derby hero Orb three-quarters of a length back in third. The unlucky horse was Palace Malice, the Belmont Stakes winner, who was a nose further adrift in fourth having stumbled badly at the start. Palace Malice had given Will Take Charge and Moreno weight and a beating in the traditional Travers prep, the Jim Dandy. There is no such doubt about the champion three-year-old filly after the


Kentucky Oaks winner Princess Of Sylmar beat Fiftyshadesofhay by two and a half lengths in the Alabama Stakes. Princess Of Sylmar stays in training next year and may not run again in 2013. If she does it is likely to be in the Breeders’ Cup [BC] Distaff where she would come up against defending champion Royal Delta, who romped home in the Personal Ensign Stakes. Older horses set to take on Palace Malice and co in the BC Classic are Game On Dude (definitely) and Alpha (possibly). Game On Dude joined Lava Man as the only horse to win California’s three top races in the same year with an eight lengths-plus win in the Pacific Classic, a race he had been beaten in twice before. Alpha had not won anything since upsetting the 2012 Travers field but, aided by sloppy going and blinkers, he landed the Woodward by a head from Flat Out, who has come third in the last two BC Classics. Some have been canvassing for the reigning Horse Of The Year and BC

Mile champion Wise Dan to be aimed at the Classic. But, following his easy win in the Fourstardave Handicap, his trainer Charles Lopresti has decide to again target the Mile where he could cross swords anew with last year’s third Obviously, who added the Del Mar Mile to June’s Shoemaker Mile victory. The BC Sprint picture was clouded by two shock results at Saratoga. Capo Bastone took the King’s Bishop at 281, while Strapping Groom splashed through the slop to deny Jackson Bend in the Forego. Dance To Bristol and Sweet Lulu put themselves in line for a BC Filly & Mare Sprint clash. Dance To Bristol took her winning streak to seven when giving trainer Ollie Figgins a first Grade 1 triumph in the Ballerina, while Sweet Lulu shipped from west to east coasts for the Test Stakes and remained unbeaten in four starts after prevailing in a close three-way finish with Wildcat Lily and the fast-finishing My Happy Face.


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Leading sires 2013 by earnings Name


1998 1996 2004 1990 2002 2000 1997 1993 Holy Roman Emperor 2004 New Approach 2005 Montjeu 1996 Oratorio 2002 Cape Cross 1994 Dark Angel 2005 Rock Of Gibraltar 1999 Motivator 2002 Pivotal 1993 Shamardal 2002 Acclamation 1999 Dalakhani 2000 Elusive City 2000 Footstepsinthesand 2002 Verglas 1994 Dutch Art 2004 War Front 2002 Medicean 1997 Kyllachy 1998 High Chaparral 1999 Exceed And Excel 2000 Singspiel 1992 Muhtathir 1995 Clodovil 2000 Iffraaj 2001 Manduro 2002 Slickly 1996 Kheleyf 2001 Aussie Rules 2003 Gold Away 1995 Red Clubs 2003 Nayef 1998 Lawman 2004 Authorized 2004 King's Best 1997 Galileo Dansili Teofilo Monsun Dubawi Oasis Dream Invincible Spirit Danehill Dancer


Sadler's Wells Danehill Galileo Konigsstuhl Dubai Millennium Green Desert Green Desert Danehill Danehill Galileo Sadler's Wells Danehill Green Desert Acclamation Danehill Montjeu Polar Falcon Giant's Causeway Royal Applause Darshaan Elusive Quality Giant's Causeway Highest Honor Medicean Danzig Machiavellian Pivotal Sadler's Wells Danehill In The Wings Elmaamul Danehill Zafonic Monsun Linamix Green Desert Danehill Goldneyev Red Ransom Gulch Invincible Spirit Montjeu Kingmambo


216 175 147 70 141 209 243 184 188 70 130 205 183 91 197 103 175 154 206 150 184 169 215 121 11 146 153 147 173 116 111 118 135 132 117 198 98 94 87 125 112 109 145


105 86 60 31 49 102 93 70 82 29 40 83 77 39 74 41 72 71 93 54 68 69 80 44 8 62 60 50 66 45 39 50 47 45 31 67 41 37 23 48 37 39 38


48.6 49.1 40.8 44.3 34.8 48.8 38.3 38.0 43.6 41.4 30.8 40.5 42.1 42.9 37.6 39.8 41.1 46.1 45.2 36.0 37.0 40.8 37.2 36.4 72.7 42.5 39.2 34.0 38.2 38.8 35.1 42.4 34.8 34.1 26.5 33.8 41.8 39.4 26.4 38.4 33.0 35.8 26.2


152 126 90 50 73 146 136 85 111 40 53 134 125 67 107 64 94 102 126 71 107 102 111 74 13 86 82 74 99 64 54 64 69 58 43 110 59 62 46 63 50 53 52


11.2 9.9 9.9 11.4 9.8 7.9 7.5 9.2 7.8 9.4 11.5 9.1 9.4 7.5 9.0 10.5 8.2 8.1 7.5 10.9 7.2 7.8 8.3 7.4 8.7 9.4 6.8 10.4 6.8 10.7 9.7 7.5 8.1 10.3 9.9 7.4 9.8 9.7 6.9 9.9 8.3 11.2 9.7

Earnings (£)

5,188,115 2,998,291 2,532,569 2,469,358 2,196,669 2,156,106 1,910,492 1,803,285 1,765,745 1,669,260 1,647,364 1,621,588 1,618,757 1,552,943 1,500,599 1,420,255 1,412,222 1,379,397 1,329,079 1,224,537 1,210,945 1,181,386 1,163,356 1,118,097 1,084,791 1,075,188 1,047,566 1,022,540 1,015,036 971,843 959,472 901,115 890,424 889,286 886,013 865,806 862,522 861,975 859,882 856,520 841,916 834,591 811,314


3 26 18 14 17 25 23 21 13 11 14 14 16 14 9 10 12 13 11 17 10 10 8 11 4 7 8 11 10 9 4 6 9 7 5 7 6 4 2 9 9 7 6


19.9 14.9 12.2 20.0 12.1 12.0 9.5 11.4 6.9 15.7 10.8 6.8 8.7 15.4 4.6 9.7 6.9 8.4 5.3 11.3 5.4 5.9 3.7 9.1 36.4 4.8 5.2 7.5 5.8 7.8 3.6 5.1 6.7 5.3 4.3 3.5 6.1 4.3 2.3 7.2 8.0 6.4 4.1


22 14 8 9 10 9 10 8 10 5 5 10 9 6 3 6 6 8 2 6 1 5 1 7 3 3 3 6 3 6 3 2 2 3 3 1 2 1 2 3 2 5 4


10.2 8.0 5.4 12.9 7.1 4.3 4.1 4.4 5.3 7.1 3.9 4.9 4.9 6.6 1.5 5.8 3.4 5.2 1.0 4.0 0.5 3.0 0.5 5.8 27.3 2.1 2.0 4.1 1.7 5.2 2.7 1.7 1.5 2.3 2.6 0.5 2.0 1.1 2.3 2.4 1.8 4.6 2.8

Juddmonte well represented at top The title has been all over bar the shouting for months but there is plenty to comment on among those in fruitless pursuit of Galileo. Perhaps the most noticeable aspect is the shortage of Coolmore sires at the very top. Admittedly, they have another five in the first 15, but Juddmonte (Dansili, Oasis Dream) and Darley (Teofilo, Dubawi) are better represented in the leading half-dozen. The middle-distance influence of the top five is evident but it is a testimony to Oasis Dream and Invincible Spirit that they rank high when the average winning distance of their progeny is less than a mile. Invincible Spirit has had more runners than any of the others, his 243 placing him ahead of Galileo (216), Verglas (215) and Oasis Dream (209). To have six sires with earnings of at least £2 million at this stage may seem impressive, but it is questionable whether the final figure will match those of 2011 and 2012, when 12 sires managed this feat. Time will tell.

Leading sires 2013 by percentage of stakes winners to runners Name


1990 1998 2004 1996 2005 2002 2005 2002 2002 2004 2001 2004 Holy Roman Emperor 2004 Doyen 2000 Shamardal 2002 Selkirk 1988 Singspiel 1992 Cape Cross 1994 Oratorio 2002 Elusive Quality 1993 Peintre Celebre 1994 Tamayuz 2005 Authorized 2004 Danehill Dancer 1993 Oasis Dream 2000 Invincible Spirit 1997 Anabaa 1992 High Chaparral 1999 Dalakhani 2000 Azamour 2001 Barathea 1990 Montjeu 1996 Shirocco 2001 Rail Link 2003 Street Cry 1998 Mujahid 1996 Lomitas 1988 Pivotal 1993 Footstepsinthesand 2002 Mount Nelson 2004 Desert Prince 1995 Monsun Galileo Duke Of Marmalade Dansili New Approach Dubawi Dark Angel Camacho Motivator Dutch Art Lucky Story Teofilo


Konigsstuhl Sadler's Wells Danehill Danehill Galileo Dubai Millennium Acclamation Danehill Montjeu Medicean Kris S Galileo Danehill Sadler's Wells Giant's Causeway Sharpen Up In The Wings Green Desert Danehill Gone West Nureyev Nayef Montjeu Danehill Green Desert Green Desert Danzig Sadler's Wells Darshaan Night Shift Sadler's Wells Sadler's Wells Monsun Dansili Machiavellian Danzig Niniski Polar Falcon Giant's Causeway Rock Of Gibraltar Green Desert


70 216 88 175 70 141 91 66 103 121 52 147 188 57 154 58 116 183 205 62 64 65 109 184 209 243 73 147 150 76 51 130 132 80 80 82 55 175 169 68 104


31 105 34 86 29 49 39 27 41 44 19 60 82 20 71 19 45 77 83 26 27 20 39 70 102 93 26 50 54 27 17 40 36 31 38 39 20 72 69 26 33


44.3 48.6 38.6 49.1 41.4 34.8 42.9 40.9 39.8 36.4 36.5 40.8 43.6 35.1 46.1 32.8 38.8 42.1 40.5 41.9 42.2 30.8 35.8 38.0 48.8 38.3 35.6 34.0 36.0 35.5 33.3 30.8 27.3 38.8 47.5 47.6 36.4 41.1 40.8 38.2 31.7


50 152 50 126 40 73 67 38 64 74 30 90 111 30 102 25 64 125 134 37 36 28 53 85 146 136 33 74 71 44 26 53 52 43 49 63 22 94 102 38 40


11.4 11.2 9.6 9.9 9.4 9.8 7.5 6.8 10.5 7.4 7.7 9.9 7.8 9.5 8.1 11.0 10.7 9.4 9.1 8.1 10.4 8.3 11.2 9.2 7.9 7.5 8.7 10.4 10.9 10.4 10.2 11.5 10.6 11.5 10.2 8.9 11.6 8.2 7.8 9.8 8.6

Earnings (£)

2,469,358 5,188,115 658,096 2,998,291 1,669,260 2,196,669 1,552,943 414,533 1,420,255 1,118,097 363,537 2,532,569 1,765,745 416,800 1,379,397 341,618 971,843 1,618,757 1,621,588 669,867 534,677 390,595 834,591 1,803,285 2,156,106 1,910,492 772,451 1,022,540 1,224,537 578,091 442,463 1,647,364 737,442 522,173 505,340 474,234 283,090 1,412,222 1,181,386 430,713 380,303


14 43 10 26 11 17 14 5 10 11 3 18 13 5 13 4 9 16 14 5 6 7 7 21 25 23 4 11 17 6 2 14 9 7 5 4 5 12 10 5 5


20.0 19.9 11.4 14.9 15.7 12.1 15.4 7.6 9.7 9.1 5.8 12.2 6.9 8.8 8.4 6.9 7.8 8.7 6.8 8.1 9.4 10.8 6.4 11.4 12.0 9.5 5.5 7.5 11.3 7.9 3.9 10.8 6.8 8.8 6.3 4.9 9.1 6.9 5.9 7.4 4.8


9 22 8 14 5 10 6 4 6 7 3 8 10 3 8 3 6 9 10 3 3 3 5 8 9 10 3 6 6 3 2 5 5 3 3 3 2 6 5 2 3


12.9 10.2 9.1 8.0 7.1 7.1 6.6 6.1 5.8 5.8 5.8 5.4 5.3 5.3 5.2 5.2 5.2 4.9 4.9 4.8 4.7 4.6 4.6 4.4 4.3 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.0 4.0 3.9 3.9 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.6 3.4 3.0 2.9 2.9

Phenomenal strikerate from Galileo The most remarkable development this month is the outstanding form shown by Galileo’s progeny, who have pushed him from sixth (6.4% stakes winners) to second (10.2%). Ten per cent stakes winners to runners is the conventional mark for a first-rate sire, and to manage this with 216 runners facing the starter is phenomenal. Galileo had 31 new winners – Dansili and Oasis Dream each had 24. This took the Coolmore legend’s tally to 105, equating to a percentage of 48.6%, putting him second only to Dansili in the leading 25 sires. Fortythree stakes horses gives him a lead of 17 over Dansili again, and 22 stakes winners is eight ahead of the same sire. Leader Monsun’s percentage has dropped a bit, while those of Duke Of Marmalade and Dansili have risen. With two more stakes winners, Dark Angel now lies in seventh place, having been 15th.

*First-season sire, all statistics to September 1



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October 22, 1994 Celtic Swing and Kevin Darley rout their rivals in the Racing Post Trophy



uch is the over-the-top nature of hype these days that a 12-length winner of a juvenile Group 1 would give the media and those responsible for promoting the sport a fit from which they would take an awfully long time to recover. Celtic Swing belonged to a steadier age, when newspapers held sway, the internet was in its infancy, and twitter was a word relevant mainly to bird lovers. The juvenile career of Celtic Swing was steady, but only in its symmetry, as he progressed from a four-length maiden win at Ayr to an eight-length success over Singspiel in a conditions stakes at Ascot, to an astounding 12-length romp at Doncaster in the Group 1 Racing Post Trophy, in which he led before halfway and left seven rivals for dead under Kevin Darley. Celtic Swing ended 1994 as European champion two-yearold, with a still-highest ever Racing Post Rating for a juvenile of 133. He was winter favourite for the 2,000 Guineas and Derby, but his three-year-old career was to prove slightly anti-


climactic even though it delivered a Classic victory. That did not come at Newmarket, where he was beaten a head by Pennekamp, or Epsom, which was bypassed in favour of Chantilly despite owner Peter Savill (pictured above with Darley and trainer Lady Herries) holding a 500-1 ante-post voucher. In the Prix du Jockey-Club, then over a mile and a half, he was punched out to beat Poliglote by half a length. He was to run only once more, finishing eighth in the Irish Derby, after which an injury was diagnosed, though it was not to be until the following year that he was officially retired. Savill said: “I wanted him to be champion two-year-old and I wanted Kevin to push him out at Doncaster. People were all so excited about him. “He was the best horse I've ever had by far, he was an absolutely brilliant racehorse.” Celtic Swing, who later sired exceptional filly Six Perfections and top sprinter Takeover Target, died aged 18 at stud in Italy.


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