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£4.95 | December 2011 | Issue 88


Flying high Training’s rising star Rebecca Curtis and Tartak’s owner David Fox both set for a thrilling jumps season

Plus • David Redvers: ‘It’s been some 18 months’ • Joseph O’Brien stars at the Breeders’ Cup


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£4.95 | December 2011 | Issue 88


Flying high Training’s rising star Rebecca Curtis and Tartak’s owner David Fox both set for a thrilling jumps season

Plus • David Redvers: ‘It’s been some 18 months’ • Joseph O’Brien stars at the Breeders’ Cup


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Cover: The David Fox-owned Tartak takes off at Aintree Photo: George Selwyn


Aussie Bittar can whip the BHA back into shape


s Britain’s leading horseracing magazine, we have a duty to cover the big issues and in recent months none has been bigger, or indeed more controversial, than the whip and its use in our sport. Yet being a monthly title, it has been difficult to include much on this subject, due to the number of reviews and revisions that have taken place following an outpouring of hostility to the initial rule changes that were revealed in September. The period between going to press and actual publication can only be a few days but such has been the whip debate’s moveable nature, anything we could have produced on this topic in the last two issues would have looked out of date by the time it was with our readers. Thankfully, the matter seems to have calmed down and while the latest amendments have still not pleased everyone, it appears as good a time as any to reflect on events, which we do on pages 22 and 23. Cast as the villain in the whip saga – by the majority in the racing media, at any rate – the British Horseracing Authority has endured a tough year, following previous disappointments over the Tote sale and the levy settlement. The BHA will have a new Chief Executive in January, with Australian Paul Bittar taking over the role from Nic Coward, who departed in the spring. Having worked for the organisation’s predecessor, the British Horseracing Board, Bittar has a crucial advantage in his knowledge and understanding of UK racing. Industry figures who met Bittar on a recent meet-andgreet visit were full of praise and positive about his appointment. Willingness to engage with the wider racing community will be crucial and his arrival can help give the organisation back its authority which has been so undermined by recent criticism. Jockey Mike Smith is no stranger to criticism, either – his ride on Zenyatta at last year’s Breeders’ Cup saw him


denounced as American racing’s public enemy number one, as he guided the brilliant mare to her first and only defeat in the Classic. At the subsequent post-race press conference, the jockey was reduced to tears as he tried to come to terms with exactly what a nose defeat meant, not just to him and his mount, but to the sport and Zenyatta’s army of fans around the world. Twelve months later, Smith’s fortunes turned full circle as he produced a masterful effort aboard Drosselmeyer to land the $5 million contest, beating into second place Game On Dude, ridden by his former girlfriend, Chantal Sutherland. If you want to know exactly what it meant to Smith, turn to page 12. With the Breeders’ Cup behind us, attention is now firmly fixed on the jumps season and both Rebecca Curtis and David Fox have plenty to get excited about for the season ahead. Curtis, 31, is making a name for herself from her base on the Pembrokeshire coast, having sent out more winners every season since taking out a licence three years ago. In this month’s Talking To (pages 48-50), Curtis, who is part of a vibrant training scene in Wales, explains how she managed to attract JP McManus to her stable and why she could be harbouring a potential Grand National candidate. David Fox, whose high-class chaser Tartak is pictured on this month’s cover, enjoyed Grade 1 success with Saint Are at Aintree in April. His focus is on quality, not quantity, and as Alan Lee finds out (pages 53-55), he and partner Lystra Adams have fallen in love with the winter game. “We used to go away at Christmas but we couldn’t miss Kempton now,” he says. “Our lives are dictated by this sport now and we’ve been completely draw into the jump racing atmosphere. “I get little or no pleasure from the Flat. There’s so much more thrill in jump racing and, to me, a very much better social experience.”

“Willingness to engage with the wider racing community will be crucial


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ROA Leader BHA needs to get talking


TBA Leader Retaining and gaining members




Changes Your monthly round-up


Tony Morris Cape Blanco for US honours


James Willoughby Racing coverage compared


View From Ireland Joseph O’Brien a special talent


Continental Tales Triumph for Sarah Lynx owners


Around The Globe Bill Mott back on song



Whipping up a storm


Foundation Mares


Talking To... Up-and-coming trainer Rebecca Curtis

Withyslade Farm Wiltshire stud in focus

Mrs Moss


Tweenhills Stud David Redvers’s operation on an upward curve

Racing’s biggest issue

Frankel tops Cartier Awards

Fox news Owner David Fox has plenty to look foward to this year

The Big Picture Breeders’ Cup action




Breeders’ Digest NH incentive scheme boost


Sales Circuit Stayer demand at Tattersalls

128 Flashback Nupsala in 1987 David Redvers has had a great year (pages 57-60)

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RACHEL HOOD President Racehorse Owners Association

Whip fiasco highlights that it’s good to talk Better dialogue between the main parties could have averted this conflict


he relationship between the regulator and the sportsmen and women in any professional sport is potentially a difficult one. It doesn’t help that conflicts between those who set the rules and those who have to abide by them are inevitably magnified if played out in front of the media. Regulators are there to be shot at, at times unfairly. But it is their job to stay true to the principles of fairness, honesty and balance in dispensing penalties that are proportionate to the transgressions committed and to take criticism on the chin. The damaging whip issue which has raged throughout the national and racing press over recent weeks illustrates what happens when a regulator gets it wrong. It also shows how important it is to get the process right when you formulate and apply new rules, especially in an area which polarises opinion, fuels emotion and has the potential to create universal discontent amongst the sport’s performers and inevitably, bring racing into disrepute. It is no secret that the BHA did not get this process right. Of course, they were right to recognise that something needed to be done about the whip. They were right to act on a general belief that racing’s image was being tarnished by a perception, however misguided, among a section of the public that it was cruel to hit horses with the whip, and they were right to want to introduce a new set of rules that were clear and unambiguous. Neither could anybody argue that they lacked focus and care in putting together a comprehensive document about the new whip rules. All that was understandable, but where the BHA fell down was on process and consultation. Certainly, there were discussions of a sort with the all the main parties in the sport before the new rules were issued and, of course, they consulted with the Professional Jockeys Association – though, as it turned out, this consultation did not go nearly far enough and in the event proved flawed.

With the benefit of hindsight, it is now easy to see the nub of the problem that has caused so much bad publicity for racing and bad feelings among racing’s professionals and fans. The BHA did not have a clear enough understanding of what the new rules would really mean to jockeys, in terms of the harshness of the penalties and the ludicrous expectation that jockeys could change their highly specialised approach to riding overnight. One of the lessons that should be learnt from this whole sorry episode is this. When something so deeply affects the livelihoods of a group of professional sportsmen and women, the regulator, in this case the BHA, has a duty to understand the sportsmen and women’s profession. In particular, we can all look back and wonder why the BHA did not have a former professional jockey who was experienced in race-riding on their review committee. Additionally, the regulator should have made those affected by the new rules fully appreciate the consequences of transgressing them. It is now clear that the jockeys did not fully appreciate what the consequences of these new rules would be and, by the time they did, it was too late. The regulator may argue, as the BHA has done, that rules are not a matter for negotiation with the participants of the sport, but, in the light of the BHA’s recent welcome shifts on whip penalties, negotiation is exactly what appears to have happened. We continue to feel uneasy when we are asked why the BHA did not set up a trial period during which many of the problems could have been eliminated before the proper implementation of the new rules; and we can think to ourselves why, before all this started, was there not a real PR campaign to educate the British public about the application of today’s cushioned whips in racing? Indeed, why is there not such a campaign now?

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KIRSTEN RAUSING Chairman Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association

Surprises and success for British breeders in 2011 Protecting members’ interests remains our main priority for the future


hile the racing industry remained in political and financial turmoil, 2011 was a year of surprises and successes for British breeders, but still the economic background threatens livelihoods. Frankel deserves all the plaudits. Horses are the sport’s most valuable ambassadors and it is therefore entirely appropriate that Khalid Abdullah’s colt should crown his season with a win in the QIPCO Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, at the inaugural British Champions’ Day at Ascot in front of an international crowd. British breeding’s strong global reputation was attributed to the recent outstanding yearling sales results at Tattersalls. Our worldwide reputation must be protected and it is vital that the TBA plays its part, particularly as the domestic industry continues to suffer from insufficient funding. In the final column of the year, I wish to highlight some of the TBA’s achievements, illustrating how we make a difference: The two new sub-committees appointed in 2010 have already made their mark. Under Peter Mendham’s chairmanship, the Bloodstock Taxation Group updated the Bloodstock Taxation Guide. This committee, supported by leading breeders, also successfully countered HMRC’s proposal to introduce import duty on thoroughbred young stock primarily from the USA, thus saving in excess of £5 million a year in unwarranted duty. I believe this sent a strong message to HMRC and I suspect the group will continue to be kept busy, heading off threats to our trading status and protecting our interests. The Next Generation Committee recently appointed Sam Waley-Cohen as its President and was instrumental in the launch of 18-35 membership during 2011. The profile of the NGC continues to grow and it will provide a vital function in the years to come, in supplying the TBA with a capable and enthusiastic base of active members. Now on a stronger financial footing, the board was able to revert to the TBA’s policy of supporting breeders’ core activities, such as increased funding for veterinary research

projects, British Bloodstock Marketing and race sponsorship. In 2011, £200,000 was allocated to these initiatives. Involvement in politics remains a priority, and one in which the TBA has become more closely aligned in order to highlight issues which are important to breeders. The Horsemen’s Group has formed a new Race Planning subcommittee and through Julian Richmond-Watson’s membership, the need to increase prize-money allocation to support quality racing will not be overlooked. The Levy Board’s recent commitment to significant financial support for quality racing is very good news. The devil, I suspect, will be in the detail and this is still to be debated by the board, with the Horsemen’s Group keen to see a realistic enhancement for its members.     The TBA continues to enjoy support from the Levy Board and, endorsed by the Horsemen’s Group members, the HBLB Breeders’ Prizes Scheme was maintained. The National Hunt Committee has enjoyed considerable successes, highlighted by the launch of the TBA NH Elite Mares Scheme. The Education and Employment Committee, also supported by the Levy Board, continued to promote careers in the industry and raise the profile of the TBA. During 2011 Education and Employment manager Caroline Turnbull spread the message to over 700 equine students, Pony Club members, breeders and racing industry professionals. The work of this committee was also boosted by the launch of the new TBA website in June 2011, which included free access to a wealth of professional employment support for all our members. Looking forward to 2012, one of my priorities will be to increase our efforts to retain and grow the membership. Whilst the TBA cannot halt declining broodmare numbers, we need to strengthen our message that the service, support and benefits we provide means TBA membership is a necessity for professional and hobby breeders alike.

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Abbey days Joseph O’Brien, 18, makes history by becoming the youngest jockey ever to win at the Breeders’ Cup, landing the Turf aboard St Nicholas Abbey, trained by his father Aidan O’Brien for owners Derrick Smith (leading in, right), Sue Magnier and Michael Tabor Photos George Selwyn



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Twelve months after being pilloried for his ride on Zenyatta in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, Mike Smith exorcises his demons with victory in the same contest aboard the Bill Mott-trained Drosselmeyer, defeating Game On Dude, ridden by his former girlfriend Chantal Sutherland (right)



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Goldikova and Olivier Peslier (right) fail in their bid to win a fourth consecutive Breeders’ Cup Mile, finishing third behind home-based duo Court Vision (centre) and Turallure (grey); this was the daughter of Anabaa’s final appearance on a racecourse – her next engagement is with Galileo at stud

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NEWS Stories from the racing world

Frankel wins again at the Cartier Awards Training legend Barry Hills receives the Award of Merit Outstanding colt Frankel was named Cartier Horse of the Year at a glittering ceremony in London’s Dorchester Hotel on November 15. Khalid Abdullah’s superstar, who also won the Three-Year-Old Colt award, extended his unbeaten record to nine races this season, with four Group 1 wins in the 2,000 Guineas, St James’s Palace Stakes, Sussex Stakes and Queen Elizabeth II Stakes. Frankel, a Cartier winner in 2010, is set to stay in training next season, when connections will look set to step the son of Galileo up in trip. German filly Danedream, impressive winner of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, took the Three-Year-Old Filly accolade, Champion Stakes hero Cirrus Des Aigles, never out of the first three in ten runs during 2011, was rewarded with the Older Horse award, while Fame And Glory, victorious in the Gold Cup at Ascot, was crowned leading Stayer. Dream Ahead gained the Sprinter award for a stunning season that yielded three Group 1s. Dabirsim, whose last-to-first effort in the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere took his record to five from five and marked him out as a juvenile of huge talent, claimed top Two-Year-Old Colt honours, while Maybe also won her five outings this season, including the Moyglare Stud Stakes, and landed the Two-Year-Old Filly prize.

By Chairman Paul Dixon A silver lining The levy scheme decided in early November was, as I told the media at the time, “a disappointment”. Clearly, racing’s representatives to the Levy Board would not have voted against it if that hadn’t been the case. When the Secretary of State had pre-determined a range of £74-£81 million, to come in underneath that was, in our view, just plain wrong.


Barry Hills received a standing ovation as he collected the Cartier/Daily Telegraph Award of Merit, following a training career which yielded over 3,000 winners and ten Classics.

2011 WINNERS Two-Year-Old Colt

DABIRSIM Two-Year-Old Filly

MAYBE Three-Year-Old Colt

FRANKEL Three-Year-Old Filly




CIRRUS DES AIGLES Horse of the Year

FRANKEL Cartier/Daily Telegraph Award of Merit

Barry Hills with his Cartier trophy


None the less, out of that disappointment – and through some tough negotiations over the days and weeks since that decision – has come something positive, which we at the Horsemen’s Group believe will prove of real benefit to owners and breeders. The targeted £5m extra in prize-money is not, as bookmakers and racecourses wanted, going to be spread over the entire race programme, allowing racecourses to reduce their own contributions to prizemoney. Instead, £4m of that sum, together with an existing £1.7m, is going to underpin a Quality Support Fund. The aim of this fund is to support those racecourses which want to put on quality racing, but especially to those who desire

to upgrade their race programmes. Instead, therefore, of being distributed in an indiscriminate way, as has historically been

“An extra £5.7m will support tracks that want to upgrade their race programmes”

the case, the Horsemen’s Group will be working with the Levy Board and the BHA’s race planners to determine which races,


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Grand National changes agreed by the BHA Six-year-olds barred from running in future renewals and bypassing of fences to continue Mon Parrain and Nedzer’s Return were subsequently flagged by trainers Paul Nicholls and Gordon Elliott as examples of horses affected by the new criteria. Mon Parrain, Nicholls revealed, would have been targeted at the National, but as a six-yearold in 2012 is now barred from running. Only half a dozen six-year-olds have run in the past decade and, of those, four failed to complete while the other two came 15th. Nedzer’s Return, Elliott pointed out, is ineligible, having not yet fulfilled the requirement to finish fourth or better in a chase under rules of three miles or further – a fact he considered a “joke”, given the horse has won point-to-points over that distance. In other tweaks, jockeys will have to be slightly better qualified. Previously they had to

The BHA’s recommendations, published on November 2, following its wide-ranging review into the John Smith’s Grand National have received an amiable response from horsemen. The governing authority announced in August that changes to the structure and groundwork of fences would be made, including reducing the drop on the landing side of Becher’s Brook. The latest raft of recommendations – 25 in all – again received the backing of the RSPCA, and this time owners, trainers and jockeys were mostly unperturbed by the changes, the main elements of which were: • Minimum age of horses to be increased to seven from six years; • All horses to have previously finished fourth or better in a chase under rules of three miles or further; • Various elements of pre- and post-race procedures to be reviewed and enhanced, including arrangements at the pull-up area; • Bypassing of fences to continue, with customised equipment; • Improved processes for identifying and responding to weather-related risks; • More targeted suitability criteria for all the race’s participants and increased membership for the existing Authority Panel which reviews the suitability of those horses entered in all races over the Grand National fences; • Existing raceday veterinary inspections (carried out by Authority Veterinarians) of all horses running in the National to be extended to all races run over the National fences. and therefore which racecourses, deserve support. This, in turn, will enable us to work even more closely with those racecourses which support our twin aims – sustainable prizemoney and a quality race-programme suited to the horse population – and provide an incentive to other racecourses to aspire to those aims, too. I have long been clear that horsemen should have a far greater say in how the levy’s contribution to prize-money is distributed. This, lest we forget, is money which derives from the bookmakers to be given to horsemen to help sustain the industry. Why racecourses should be the ones that determine how our businesses be sustained by this money is not only beyond

have ridden 15 winners over obstacles but in future ten of those will have to have been over fences, rather than hurdles. If they fall shy of the requisite number they will no longer be able to apply to the BHA for dispensation. Jamie Stier, BHA Director of Raceday Operations and Regulation, said: “As part of the review a wide range of proposals were considered and in many cases a need for change was not found. “Topics included discussions about the maximum number of runners in the race, the position of the start and run to the first fence. “However, despite a lack of evidence which warranted change, the group did conclude there is merit in continuing to collate data and monitor results so that, if necessary, such subjects could be revisited in future.”

Mon Parrain (left) will not be able to compete in the Grand National until 2013

me, but impractical as well. We are where we are, as the saying goes, but the creation of a meaningful Quality Support Fund, with our input into how it is distributed, is a significant step in the right direction. One last point to make: at the time of going to press, although the fact of this fund has been finally agreed, the commitment of money had not yet been signed and sealed. Those of us who have been involved in Levy Board negotiations in the past will know that the cheque has often been “lost in the post”. This time, I can give my assurance that the Horsemen’s Group will not let that happen. We will not agree to raising the level of fixtures from our preferred 1,400


to 1,450 – as bookmakers and racecourses demanded – unless and until we see the ink on the Quality Support Fund agreement!

Tariff 2 will promote competition between tracks On page 82, the new, refined tariff scheme is outlined in some detail. I do not propose to re-hash those details here, but instead will offer some thoughts on its guiding principles. First, Tariff 2 does not mean the end of the phenomenally successful tariff system. The Horsemen’s Group will continue to provide a race-by-race guide as to what we believe the minimum level of prize-money horses should be racing for in each grade of contest. >>


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Parker attacks new levy deal The deal which saw a figure of £72.4 million agreed for the 51st levy scheme has been condemned by ROA Council member and prominent owner/breeder Sir Eric Parker, also a former Levy Board member. With the three government-appointed members of the Levy Board backing the deal, despite opposition from racing’s representatives, the need to defer to Secretary of State Jeremy Hunt for determination, as happened in 2010, was averted. However, Sir Eric believes the final sum is well short of the sport’s financial requirements and unlikely to be realised. Sir Eric said: “The Levy Board seems to be operating as it did in its bad old days. Apparent justification for the scheme is based on a comparison with appalling levy figures for the previous two schemes. The comparison should be with the schemes of, say, five years ago when the levy yield was around £100m or more. Racing representatives were united in opposing the settlement, but unfortunately it did not affect the outcome. “The forecast yield for the 51st scheme of £72.4 million is unlikely to be achieved anyway, based on what has happened in previous years, and it does not reflect the very real possibility of further offshore moves from firms such as Bet365 – racing and the government are losing many millions of pounds every year due to bookmakers being based overseas. “I note that the deal is partially guaranteed by the big three bookmakers. However

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Sir Eric: not happy with £72.4m figure

Betfred, the new owner of the Tote, has made no such commitment. “In addition, it is not within the range of the DCMS figure of £73.7m to £80.8m. To top it all, the levy deal was conditional on a final settlement of the fixture list, with bookmakers requiring a fixture list of 1,450. To say the result is disappointing is putting it mildly.” The forecast figure of £73.7m to £80.8m – relating to the 50th levy scheme – was arrived at in February, when the governmentappointed members submitted proposals to Secretary of State Hunt, who subsequently agreed to an increase in the headline rate of levy from 10% to 10.75% and a reduction in thresholds – the level under which betting shops pay a reduced rate of levy – from £88,740 to £50,000. Sir Eric added: “Overall there is a big discrepancy between the level of UK prizemoney and that of our competitors. Prize-money in Britain requires dramatic improvement, as we see a fall in the number of racehorse owners, and the latest settlement will do nothing to help achieve this.”

Doncaster racecourse was one of the big winners at the 2011 RCA Showcase Awards, held at Epsom Downs on November 17. The South Yorkshire venue was named Showcase Champion, awarded for the overall excellence and innovation that has been shown at the track in improving the customer experience, and also scooped the Free Raceday accolade after its Royal Wedding Raceday attracted a crowd of over 23,000. York won the Marketing Award due its fashion efforts at the Ebor meeting, while Goodwood held sway in the Food and Beverage category as a result of the design and implementation of its new Tanqueray Bar. Scottish tracks also had reason to celebrate, with Musselburgh scoring top marks for Operational Excellence and Hamilton Park doing likewise in the Raceday Experience category. Other winners included Carlisle, Newcastle and Plumpton. Chairman of the judging panel, Chris McFadden of Racing Enterprises Ltd, said: “The quality of the entries this year was excellent and the judges had a very difficult job in picking the winners in each category.”

THE HORSEMEN’S GROUP continued... >>

The new system, though, taking the tariffs as its underlying base, then seeks to recognise other contributions that a racecourse might, or might not, make to prize-money. Thus we hope to provide horsemen with a definitive guide as to which racecourses are deserving of our support. And, of course, in providing that measure (and taken together with the Quality Support Fund and a declining horse population) start to introduce the concept of meaningful competition between racecourses.


Racecourses which put up good prize-money should be rewarded with more runners

If a golf tournament’s organisers knew that they would attract players such as Luke Donald and Lee Westwood without having to put up meaningful prize-money, they would do so.

Nor, then, should we expect racecourses to put up good prize-money and put on good racing unless they know that they will be rewarded for doing so, relative to their peers.



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BHA review into the famous race results in increase to minimum age limit for runners from six to seven (see page 17) Controversial rules amended by the BHA provokes furious response from jockeys (see page 22) Former champion apprentice, 23, quits the saddle following BHA inquiry into race-fixing; colleague and co-accused Paul Doe, 34, retires Returns to the training ranks after 13-year break from base at Castle Barn Farm in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire Figure of £72.4 million agreed for the 51st scheme despite opposition from racing Trainer and QC who often represents the BHA in disciplinary enquiries is fined by the BHA under the non-trier rule; he is later successful at appeal Champion conditional jockey in Ireland in 2008/09 leaves Wexford handler Paul Nolan to join Martin Keighley’s stable in Britain Jockey set for lengthy spell on the sidelines after breaking arm in fall at Wolverhampton Buys 15 betting shops from William Hill in Ireland; Hills now has no presence in the country, having started to sell its portfolio of 51 shops in March 2009 Sixteen-year-old rider from Sweden enjoys first winner on Beauchamp Xiara for trainer Hans Adielsson Provider of betting shop pictures increases its charge by 4.8% form January 1; rival SIS confirmed it would cost an extra 8% to take its service Appoints Breon Corcoran as its new Chief Executive; Corcoran, Paddy Power’s Chief Operating Officer, succeeds David Yu and will start in August 2012 Rookie Newmarket trainer will receive 20 horses from Rabbah Bloodstock while Ed Dunlop is dropped from the organisation’s training roster Will sponsor in South Africa for the first time – they will back the Gold Cup, a Grade 1 handicap at Greyville – in July 2012 Online bookmaker which sponsors the ROA Awards and pays levy is backing the three-day Hennessy meeting at Newbury French jump jockey, best known in Britain for his success in the 2000 Feltham Chase on Jair du Cochet, chalks up 1,000th success

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Record-breaking mare is retired aged six after unsuccessful bid to with fourth Breeders’ Cup Mile; the daughter of Anabaa is set to be covered by Galileo Last year’s champion three-year-old, winner of the Derby and Arc, is retired aged four and will stand at stud in Japan for Teruya Yoshida’s Shadai Farm Teruya Yoshida purchases Monsun’s daughter, successful six times at the highest level; he also buys Elusive Kate, this year’s Prix Marcel Boussac winner Son of Arakan, a high-class juvenile and later a Group 1 winner at three and four, is retired and will stand for £7,000 at the National Stud in Newmarket US-based son of Sunday Silence, whose first crop includes outstanding juvenile Dabirsim, moves from Walmac Farm to Gainesway Farm for 2012 Son of Sadler’s Wells will stand on behalf of Darley at Sunnyhill Stud in County Kildare next year, having spent the last three years at stud in Germany The 1994 Derby winner, now a jumps sire, relocates from Wood Farm Stud in Shropshire to Batsford Stud in Gloucestershire Group 2-winning sprinter son of Bertolini is retired aged seven and will stand at Hedgeholme Stud in County Durham next year Talented stayer, beaten a nose in the 2008 Melbourne Cup, is retired aged eight; he won seven of 26 races and over £540,000 for the Luca Cumani yard Son of Dubawi who defeated Rip Van Winkle in the 2010 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes is retired to stand at Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket next year Dual Grade 1-winning son of Theatrical, whose first crop are two this year, relocates from Signature Stallions in Florida to Lane’s End Farm, Kentucky Last year’s outstanding US two-year-old is retired after disappointing in this year’s Classic; the son of Indian Charlie will stand at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud Group 1-winning two-year-old by Dansili is retired to stand at Coolmore Stud in County Tipperary; his fee has been set at €7,500 Darley stallion who stood for £20,000 in 2010 will cost £75,000 next year, off the back of another successful year Godolphin’s Grade 1 winner, who was second in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile last year, is retired to stand at Norse Ridge Farm near Ontario David Lanigan’s stable star, who finished second to Snow Fairy in the 2010 Oaks, joins Godolphin after contesting the Breeders’ Cup Marathon Son of Galileo, a Group 1 winner at two and victorious in this year’s Irish 2,000 Guineas, retires to Joe Foley’s Ballyhane Stud in County Carlow Five-year-old Grade 1 winner, who was second to Goldikova in the Breeders’ Cup Mile in 2009, will stand for $10,000 at Lane’s End in 2012 Peter Chapple-Hyam-trained handicapper is purchased by Sheikh Fahad Al Thani with a view to developing into a Melbourne Cup candidate



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Whipping up Use of the whip has been the biggest talking point in



The BHA commences a review into the use of the whip in horseracing.

Jason Maguire is banned for five days for excessive use of the whip 9 on Grand National winner Ballabriggs (pictured) – the race is the most watched and wagered on in Britain, and provokes an outcry as two horses are killed and others are drenched in water as jockeys dismount on the track after the finish on a hot day. APRIL

Frankie Dettori is banned JUNE for nine days after striking Prince 15 of Wales’s winner Rewilding – who defeats So You Think by a neck – 24 times in the final two furlongs. ‘Responsible Regulation: a review of the use of the whip in horseracing’ is and contains 27 published BHA recommendations on use of the whip: • Seven hits on the Flat and eight over jumps, with only five allowed in the final furlong/after the last obstacle; • Those who don’t adhere to the frequency limits will be given a minimum five-day suspension; • Jockeys who incur a whip ban of three days or more will forfeit not just their riding fee but prize-money percentage too; • Other measures include the scrapping of Group/Grade 1 deferrals when a ban, subject to length, falls on such a day. ER EMB



AP McCoy, along with Sir Henry Cecil, Paul Nicholls and Frankie Dettori, apparently backs the new rules, and is quoted as saying “I support the changes” in a BHA press release. The press is full of generally positive reaction from horsemen, 28 with riders pointing to the black and white hit limits as being helpful, though trainers George Moore and Alan Bailey foreshadow what is to come by claiming the new rules are unnecessary and will prove unworkable in practice. ER EMB


The backlash against the new rules, focused on the penalties, gains increasing momentum, 5 prompting the BHA’s Jamie Stier to defend the changes and stress that there is no going back. BER


The new rules come 10 into force. Kieren Fox, who incurs a 15-day ban, and Richard Hughes (right) are the first riders punished – in the same race – at Salisbury. BER





Trainer Ferdy Murphy (left) breaks ranks and comes out in support of the rules, saying: “I think it’s absolutely fantastic and not before time. The jockeys who are complaining about it want a good kick up the arse and should get on and do their jobs. I think it is going to improve jockeyship. “The lazy ones are going to have to buy a pair of running shoes and get fit, then they won’t have to hit horses.”

“The jockeys who

are complaining about it want a good kick up the arse” – FERDY MURPHY BHA Chairman Paul Roy states that the working party involved in 13 the review is to be reconvened. Richard Hughes breaks the new rules for a second time and immediately says that he will not ride until changes are made. BER


Christophe Soumillon (below) wins the Champion Stakes on Cirrus 5 1 Des Aigles (again, So You Think and Ryan Moore, who stays within the rules, are second) but he receives a five-day ban and loses his £52,000 percentage after hitting his mount six times in the final furlong. His eloquent condemnation of the new whip rules overshadows Britain’s first £3 million raceday. R


BHA announces a further review of 17 the new rules will take place after a meeting with the Professional Jockeys Association, which later publicises the proposals it has put to the BHA. BER



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controversy racing for the past few months. This is the story so far...

The Professional Jockeys Association warns that protest 20 action is likely if the rules are not amended. BER


Review group outcome: • Forfeit of riding fee repealed; 21 • Prize-money share lost only if hit limits are exceeded by two strikes; • Five hits in last furlong/after the last obstacle rule abolished. Penalties incurred since October 10 are revised according to the new criteria. Hughes begins riding immediately and Soumillon’s money is returned – both riders’ pending appeals are made redundant. BER


Any thoughts that the amendments will placate the jockeys are 22 immediately quashed at Aintree, when a widely-praised Ruby Walsh ride earns him a five-day ban. Jockeys nearly refuse to come out of the weighing room in protest but the meeting does continue. R


AP McCoy (below), fed up with his perceived role as unofficial 23 mediator, says he will fall into line with his colleagues and will back protest action if the majority feel so inclined. BER


The cushioned whip (jumps version pictured) was introduced over jumps in 2004 and on the Flat in 2007. Its energy-absorbing design helps prevent discomfort and injury to horses, replacing a whip which was less flexible and not cushioned over the length of the contact area. The BHA is now working with racing authorities in the US and Hong Kong to harmonise whip specifications around the world.

AP McCoy incurs his first 6 ban under the new rules at Ffos Las and claims his mount would have won the race before the rule changes.

The PJA’S Chief Executive Kevin 24 Darley (right) reveals that he will delay his departure until the whip controversy has been resolved.





Disciplinary panel 27 hands Irish amateur jockey/owner Paul McMahon a 21-day suspension for hitting his own horse 17 times for ‘non-safety’ purposes at Cheltenham, a figure that he hotly disputes. McMahon reacts by quitting race-riding.

A Racegoers’ Club survey reveals that 65% of racegoers 9 believed there was no need to change the whip rules in the first place.



“If modifications are

needed we’ll address the requirements and amend [the rules]” – PAUL BITTAR Not one but two planned meetings about the whip, one between the BHA and PJA, and another 1 between racing representatives and MPs, are called off after key personnel become unavailable.





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Ruby Walsh fails to get his fiveday Aintree ban overturned. Five more riders receive whip bans, totalling 42 days of suspension between them.


The BHA announces a second raft of amendments: 10 • Minimum five-day ban for first offence lowered to two days for one hit over limit; five days for two above (down from seven), seven days and loss of prizemoney for three over (previously nine days); • For second offence, one hit over becomes four-day ban (from ten), two over ten-day ban (from 14), three over 14 days (from 18); • Group/Grade 1 deferrals reinstated for whip bans of four days or fewer; • Stewards given more discretion over whether certain hits should count towards totals, i.e. those which jockeys argue are for safety/correction. The PJA considers it a step in the right direction, but believes the penalties are still too severe. Later, incoming BHA Chief Excutive Paul Bittar (above) doesn’t rule out further changes to the whip guidelines when he takes over in 2012 “If modifications are needed then we will address those requirements and amend [the rules],” he says. To be continued... ER EMB NOV


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Tony Morris This year’s Breeders’ Cup could barely lay claim to be a national championship, let alone a world event, while similarly our Champions’ Day won’t return racing to the mainstream


ome people will no doubt look back fondly on the 2011 Breeders’ Cup – most obviously, connections of the successful horses and punters who clicked with one or two of the numerous long-priced winners. But what about those of us who just hoped to see something unforgettable on America’s gala occasion? Did we see an exceptional performance? Did we see an edge-of-the-seat, genuinely stirring contest between two or more outstanding runners? You don’t have to think very long for the answers. This was surely the dullest Breeders’ Cup on record. I was one of the objectors when they added ‘World Thoroughbred Championships’ to the title of the event, pointing out that no such thing could ever exist in a global sport with seasonal differences. This year the home team had to face just a few challengers from England, Ireland and France; the US invariably gets competition from more nations in the Ryder Cup. It was crazy, too, to add more races and stage the event over two days. They should have recognised that less was more and that they had it right the first time. What is the point of the Marathon? Or of the Turf Sprint over five furlongs for that matter? Cluttering the schedule with such meaningless contests was a folly, with no thought given to what the public wanted to see and punters wanted to bet on. There was always likely to be less interest from the locals in the first Zenyatta-less Cup since 2007. That mare’s acknowledged star quality, plus the fact that such a charismatic character came three years in a row with an undefeated record to defend made those occasions, and it was hard to imagine a new superstar emerging to take her place. Of course, no fresh hero or heroine did come along and the dearth of exciting performers in North America this year meant that, remarkably, the Breeders’ Cup runner with whom the fans most conspicuously identified was the French


raider Goldikova. And, in truth, she was the only runner over the two days who had previously given anyone reason to consider really special. Alas, Goldikova could not complete the fourtimer that her legions of supporters willed her to achieve and she made her farewells to racing in controversial circumstances. Plainly guilty of an infraction of the rules by hampering Courageous Cat and causing a chain reaction of interference, she should have been disqualified and placed last.

“The Breeders’ Cup has never succeeded in achieving the aim of enlarging the fan base for the sport” The stewards were seemingly keen to emulate their counterparts at Ascot on Champions’ Day by making an outrageous decision and as there was a difference of around £50,000 between the prizes for third and fourth, Gio Ponti’s connections were entitled to feel aggrieved over the officials’ dereliction of duty.

Rules are rules If their horse had committed such a blatant breach of the rules, would he have retained his place? Not a chance of it. Of course it would have been a shame if Goldikova had been relegated to last place, but rules are rules and should be applicable to one and all, without fear or favour. Far from being a world championship, to what extent was this year’s Breeders’ Cup even

a national championship? Fine, they can hand the two-year-old filly title to My Miss Aurelia, who won nicely and remains unbeaten after four starts, but what about the juvenile colts? Are the voters going to side with the stillunbeaten Hansen, or will they ignore that result and give the award to his apparently unlucky victim, Union Rags? Heaven knows how they choose a champion three-year-old of either sex, as the situation is so confused, and no less baffling is the problem of identifying the best older horse. Can they give the title to Drosselmeyer on the strength of one standout performance during the season? As for Horse of the Year, the logical choice would be not to declare one, because there really has been no dominant US-trained runner in any category in 2011. But there might actually be a case for Cape Blanco, who made three trips to the States and collected Group 1 wins in the Man o’ War Stakes, the Arlington Million and the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic, a similarly flawless North American campaign to that of All Along, who was awarded the title in 1983 after her victories in the Canadian International Championship, the Turf Classic and the Washington International. We should never forget that the prime motivation for establishing the Breeders’ Cup was the desire to enlarge the fan base for the sport. It has never succeeded in achieving that aim. American racing had a heyday in the 1950s when the likes of Native Dancer, Swaps and Nashua flourished, and Bold Ruler, Round Table and Gallant Man all appeared in the same crop; the sixties produced stars like Kelso, Buckpasser, Dr Fager and Damascus; and the 1970s were particularly rich in talent, featuring Secretariat, Seattle Slew, Ruffian, those arch-rivals Affirmed and Alydar, and the nation’s last truly great horse, Spectacular Bid. In the Breeders’ Cup era there has been Cigar. Full stop. Racing ceased to be a mainstream sport in the US a long time ago and the Breeders’ Cup has done nothing to bring it back into favour. It is THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER


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Cape Blanco: has claims to be this year’s US Horse of the Year

only the Kentucky Derby, by force of long tradition, that commands genuine national attention and the winner’s name is fast forgotten when he doesn’t go on to land the Triple Crown and warrant further interest. It is worthy of note that this year’s Breeders’ Cup Saturday attracted a crowd of 65,000, about half the numbers who pack the stands – and the infield – on Kentucky Derby day at the same track.

Australian coverage a different matter Interestingly, there were 75,000 present on the same day to see Black Caviar, starting at 1-25, dismiss a few inferiors and extend her unbeaten tally to 16 at Flemington. But Australia, of course, is a nation where racing is in the blood and where the media feed that passion with blanket coverage at every level of the sport. That is never going to happen in the States. The powers that be in Britain would be wise to recognise that the creation of Champions’ Day – a success up to a point this year – is no more likely to bring racing back into the mainstream here than the Breeders’ Cup has in the States. Moving the occasion from October to September, as seems to be the objective for 2013, will not affect that either. Our sport is in disarray from top to bottom and it has been on a downward spiral since the opportunity to create a Tote monopoly was squandered 50 years ago. We gave the game to the bookmakers, who have done with it what they please, and almost every development since has been for the worse, or so it seems to us old-timers. The Jockey Club, having ruled the sport for 250 years, became an estate management company, leaving us at the mercy of businessmen and marketing folk with no understanding of the horse, of racing, and of the traditions that stood us in such good stead for so long. Of course, what the game needs, to divert our attention from this doom and gloom scenario, is a truly great horse, and, thank heaven, in 2011 we have had Frankel. What is more, we shall have him again in 2012 to counteract the management follies to come in the New Year. I can’t remember who said it, but the sage response to the question: “What good ever came out of the Wilson government years?” was “We won the World Cup.” Well, under the BHA we have Frankel.


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How nations cover their top races has increasingly interested our columnist, who was left in a positive mindset by Seven’s Melbourne Cup broadcast

Aussie aces’ clinical coverage

“Embracing foreign

success in sport is not a strong trait among Australians” enduring sense of pride which Australians have for the race and how its history is intertwined with that of the nation itself. Greater than this was the celebration of the horse’s central part in the drama, as conveyed by 10,000 framed photos on pub walls of Phar Lap, Kingston Town, Carbine and Tulloch now fading, and others more vividly coloured of Makybe Diva, So You Think and Black Caviar. Channel Seven’s output was admittedly more populist than purist. Indeed, its failure to focus on shots of the horses in the paddock for some of the supporting races led to the ire of many watching the broadcast in Australia. This is a familiar theme with famous races around the world: those watching make up a THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER



ver the years, I have become increasingly interested in how racing is presented on television. This is largely motivated by trying to play my own small role better. But exposure to the workings of television through Racing UK has broadened my focus from this self-critique to the bigger picture: what are the themes at which a broadcast is driving? What are the motivations for presenting the event in a certain way? The coverage of some of the world’s biggest races has provided the opportunity to answer these questions. Champions’ Day in England, the Arc meeting in France, Melbourne Cup day in Australia and the Breeders' Cup in the US are all met with different expectations from domestic audiences. Of these, the Melbourne Cup was the most interesting. Viewers in the UK and Ireland were able to watch comprehensive coverage of the Seven Network’s output via At The Races, with the bonus of an excellent studio team of Matt Chapman and John Berry in London. I was left feeling extremely positive about racing as a sport and the Melbourne Cup as an event. The pictures translated both the

Channel Seven’s rationalisation of Dunaden’s Melbourne Cup win was extensive

broad church, but broadcasters take the view that the majority are more concerned with the celebrities acting up rather than the horses doing the same. Worse still, a contractual arrangement between the host broadcaster and specialist racing channel TVN prohibited the latter from providing the same images vital to dedicated followers of the sport. Justification for the mass-market slant is often provided by viewing figures. Seven’s programme was viewed by 2.65 million, a small increase on the 2010 Cup return. This was the top rating for any channel on November 1 in Australia, dwarfing the 1.51m who watched The X Factor during primetime. And, in a country of just 22m people, it would massively underestimate the number of people who watched in offices, pubs and clubs. It was particularly interesting to listen to the reaction to the domination of the Cup by foreign-trained horses: six of the first seven home – headed by the French-trained Dunaden – were trained in Europe. Embracing foreign success in sport is not a strongly expressed trait among Australians, but the more enlightened were able to see what this result says about the Cup’s global appeal. And, with the foreign investment in Australian racing increasing every year, a more openminded attitude is slowly prevailing. Australian racing is broadcast and analysed with great intelligence. The importance of pace and position is emphasised when pundits explain how a race has unfolded. Incidentally,

the same is also true of racing in the Far East and in Dubai, where a clear Australian influence over media coverage is evident. ESPN thankfully retained my RUK colleague Nick Luck on its coverage of the Breeders' Cup. The cable network takes a different, more technical slant on televising the meeting than its predecessor NBC. It is highly accomplished, though the Hank’s Bank element is toe-curling and needs to be dropped. Interestingly, news of the Classic result and a video replay broke into coverage of the college American football game on another ESPN channel. However, while Channel Seven provided a full rationalisation of Dunaden's narrow victory, ESPN rather left Drosselmeyer’s shock win in the Classic without proper explanation. Why had a horse written off as a poor winner of the previous year’s Belmont Stakes been able to defeat the best horses in the US and So You Think? Had he improved or was the result a function of pace? In my view, the answer was neither. Instead, I thought the result begged interesting questions about the rate of attrition of dirt horses. Most of the leading runners – notably Uncle Mo and Havre De Grace – simply peaked out, leaving the winner to clock by far the slowest time on a fast track in history. This striking fact regarding the pace and the time should arguably have been more greatly emphasised, so that the viewers could put the result in better context. Maybe that would have taken some of the air out of the Breeders’ Cup balloon, but it is nevertheless highly important.


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An inexpensively bought speedy juvenile, Mrs Moss was to prove a runaway success as the bedrock of the Duke and Duchess of Bedford’s Bloomsbury Stud

Henrietta, Duchess of Bedford, with Mrs Moss and her final foal Mrs Moonlight (1989)


n the death of Robin, 14th Duke of Bedford, in 2003, his obituary in The Independent noted the keenness for racing he and his wife Henrietta shared, before remarkably claiming that ‘their best buy was Plunder’. Surely some mistake. Plunder’s top winner was Rustle, successful in the Stayers’ Hurdle, and she left no dynasty, unlike another mare bought for a mere 2,100gns as a six-year-old at Newmarket in 1975 who ranks as one of the bargain buys of all time. That mare was Mrs Moss, one of the most celebrated producers of the modern era and a pivotal influence in the success of Bloomsbury Stud, run enthusiastically by the Marquess but principally the Marchioness of Tavistock, the title held until Robin succeeded as Duke in 2002. The dispersal of the stud at the Tattersalls December Sales a year ago marked the end of a remarkable 45-year story that included a number of high points in the 1980s and


1990s, principally thanks to Mrs Moss. To put her influence in perspective, descendants have won 26 Group or Graded events across the globe from Europe to Japan, New Zealand and the USA. This from a mare purchased principally because, on her own

“Mrs Moss had her family’s strengths played to and visited stallions boasting speed” admission, the Marchioness ‘fell in love with her divine head’. Less divine was one of Mrs Moss’s legs, since she had a club foot, but that flaw had not prevented her racing for one season as a two-year-old, showing speed in

abundance and winning at Chester. Mrs Moss was by Reform, who stayed a mile and a quarter, but on the distaff side the family was a fast one. Her dam Golden Plate was a sister to Whistling Wind, who lived up to his name as a juvenile, winning the National Stakes over five furlongs. Golden Plate’s grand-dam was Gamble In Gold, successful in the Lowther Stakes. Group 1 winners tracing to her also include Goodbye Shelley, Grand Lodge and Magic Flute in Europe, and Fine Society in Australia. So the family was fast and pretty good, and based at Woburn Abbey in Bedfordshire with the rest of the Bloomsbury Stud band that moved there in 1979, Mrs Moss lived up to a proud tradition. Between 1786 and 1794 the 5th Duke of Bedford had bred three Derby winners and three Oaks winners there. In a career at Bloomsbury spanning 13 years – there is a superb lifesize statue of her by Philip Blacker on the property – Mrs Moss had her family’s strengths played to and was covered mostly by stallions boasting more speed than stamina. She produced 13 foals for Bloomsbury, seven colts and six fillies, and ten of them were by sires best at a mile or less, including Mummy’s Pet (three) and Sharpen Up (two). Her first two winners, foaled in 1976 (Pit Stop, by Pitskelly) and 1977 (Socks Up, by Sharpen Up), were both tough, running over 100 times between them, but they were not up to scoring in stakes company. Her next four foals all were – and did. First came Pushy (by Sharpen Up), a cracking two-year-old successful in the Queen Mary Stakes and Cornwallis Stakes, and third in the Cheveley Park Stakes. In contrast, Mrs Moss’s 1979 foal by St Paddy, Jupiter Island – the first foal born for the operation at Woburn – showed top-class form in maturity and over middle distances. Sold as a yearling for 10,000gns but reacquired part-way through his campaign as a six-year-old, Jupiter Island was as tough as old boots. He ran 40 times for 14 wins, highlighted by the 1985 Hardwicke Stakes and Prix du Conseil de Paris and, best of all, the 1986 Japan Cup. By the time Jupiter Island did his stuff at the top level Mrs Moss had been represented by two more fast juveniles. Krayyan (by Tower Walk) landed the National Stakes and ran third


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in the Middle Park Stakes in 1982, then Precocious (by Mummy’s Pet) went unbeaten through his five-race juvenile season in 1983. Unlike Krayyan, sold for 120,000gns as a yearling – the nomination to Tower Walk had cost less than £1,000 – Precocious raced for his breeders and won them the Norfolk Stakes, Molecomb Stakes and Gimcrack Stakes, only to be stopped from running again through cracking a knee. None of Mrs Moss’s later foals matched the achievements of these early ones but they included Precocious’s sister Putupon and the High Line filly Pedestal, both of whom together with Pushy have kept the family’s fortunes bubbling. Putupon foaled smart sprinter Pole Position, good filly Danceabout (Sun Chariot Stakes) and Putout, dam of Italian Group 3 scorer Palanca. Pedestal became grandam of two top New Zealand colts in Group 2 winner Precedence and Tavistock, successful in Group 1s over seven furlongs in 2009 and 2010 despite being by stamina influence Montjeu. Pushy did equally well, getting three stakes winners, two of whom have produced stakes winners, plus another daughter who foaled a Pattern winner. The best of these was Bluebook. Despite being by Secretariat, Bluebook was another example of the family’s renowned speed coming through as she landed the Princess Margaret Stakes, Fred Darling Stakes and Prix de Seine-et-Oise before producing one Listed winner. The other offspring of Pushy to make a mark were Myself (Nell Gwyn Stakes), Listed scorer First, herself dam of two Listed winners including smart Perfect Stride, and Pushoff, dam of Thrilling Day (Nell Gwyn Stakes). Predictably, Pushy’s descendants played a starring role at the Bloomsbury dispersal. First fetched 1,100,000gns, her colt foal by Singspiel 320,000gns and her four-year-old daughter First Turn 200,000gns. The other two best prices were down to Danceabout, since she sold for 460,000gns and her five-year-old daughter Rainbow Dancing, a Listed winner, for 360,000gns. Classic closure on that initial outlay of 2,100gns 35 years before.


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O’Brien jnr silences the doubters Joseph O’Brien’s success at home and abroad has more than justified his opportunities



couple of years ago Joseph O’Brien was given an award as the leading young event rider in Ireland. He was also about to embark on a career as a jockey, much to the disappointment of the eventing community in Ireland. After all, he won the bronze medal at the European Junior Eventing Championship in Belgium in August 2009 and he enjoyed a great deal of success on the national scene. Many excellent judges were heard to pray that he would become too heavy to ride as a jockey and would revert to eventing. It would be fair to say too that his decision to take up an apprenticeship and race-ride professionally was greeted with some scepticism by many ‘jockeys in the stands’. The usual carping could be heard at some racecourse bars – “sure, he is getting the chance only because of who he is.” Well, any sceptics have been long silenced and at Churchill Downs last month Joseph showed just why he is in demand, not only to ride Ballydoyle runners, but by many outside stables. He is a horseman, a young man for whom horses run well, and he had carried the weight of expectation with aplomb and ease. He is also a record holder, the youngest jockey to ride a Breeders’ Cup winner. In just three short seasons he has amassed well over 100 winners, not surprisingly the majority of them for Ballydoyle. However, another 25 trainers have supplied him with winners and these efforts have resulted in his being outright champion apprentice in 2011, having tied with two others the year earlier.

Joseph O’Brien: “Has been doing it since his eyes were open”, as his father puts it

This might ordinarily be seen as a stepping stone to becoming Irish champion jockey – and maybe it will. Height (5’ 11”) and weight (needs mounts carrying 9st), however, may conspire to rob Joseph of this possibility, but then again it may not. In 2011 only Johnny Murtagh and Pat Smullen (Joseph O’Brien’s uncle by marriage) rode more winners, so in 2012 they may find themselves challenged by a real live title contender. National Hunt racing’s gain, were Joseph to take up that challenge, would certainly be the Flat’s loss, but it is also very interesting to listen

Hall plans for future after Goffs stint A long and distinguished family connection with Goffs came to an end at the recent November Sale when Robert Hall wielded his gavel for the final time on the rostrum. His and his father’s strong association with the company goes back over six decades and Robert will be missed by many vendors, with whom he built up a great relationship over many years. Robert had filled many and varied roles within the racing, breeding, sales and media world in Ireland, and he has a noted


encyclopaedic mind when it comes to facts about racing and breeding. While there is currently some debate about the amount of coverage the state broadcasting company RTE will give to racing in 2012, Robert is the front man for this coverage. His absence from the Goffs rostrum in the future may be missed by many, but he has many plans for the future and these include having a Cheltenham Festival winner in 2015 with a homebred filly. Watch this space.

to what the rider’s father says about his son. Even allowing for natural parental pride, Aidan was quoted as saying after St Nicholas Abbey annexed the Breeders’ Cup Turf: “It was magic for Joseph. He has been doing it since his eyes were open and he knows the horses better than me.” If that is not an opening for a new generation of the family to follow in his father’s footsteps, I cannot imagine what is. The ability to ride well must be a major plus when it comes to training. Don’t forget that Joseph’s maternal grandfather is noted trainer Joe Crowley, while both of his parents were champions, in and out of the saddle. His mother Annemarie became the first female champion trainer when landing the Irish National Hunt title in 1992-93 and then handed over the licence to Aidan. As a rider, Aidan was crowned champion amateur in Ireland before going on to land multiple champion trainer titles on the Flat and under National Hunt rules. If victory for St Nicholas Abbey was a special day for the family, it has been one of many this year. Joseph enjoyed his first Classic success when Roderic O’Connor won the Irish 2,000 Guineas, guided Maybe to victory in the Moyglare Stud Stakes and broke through at Group 1 level in England when Camelot landed the Racing Post Trophy.



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The Irish St Leger winner of 1986 was the only progeny of Shergar sold as a foal

Authaal remembered Authaal won the Irish St Leger 25 years ago and in so doing made racing headlines, not for the first time. A member of the only crop sired by the ill-fated Shergar, the Classicwinning colt set a then foal and yearling record price when sold for 325,000gns and 3.1 million guineas at Goffs. The only progeny of the brilliant Shergar sold as a foal, Authaal came up from Thomastown Castle Stud and was bought by the BBA. The following year, in the same ring, his value soared almost ten-fold when Timmy

Hyde’s Camas Park Stud reoffered him and he fell to Tote Cherry-Downes’s winning bid. Trained by David O’Brien and ridden by Christy Roche, Authaal’s victory in the Irish St Leger was the first Group 1 success for a Sheikh Mohammed-owned colt in Ireland, England or France. What a roll of honour that victory started for the ruler of Dubai. Ironically, the 2010 Irish St Leger saw a first Group 1 win on the Flat for owner Sir Robert Ogden with Sans Frontieres. Could history repeat itself?

Carberry book should be as entertaining as he is


Baring one’s soul is a theme in two of the most recent racing books on the market. Tony McCoy is candid and frank about life as a jockey and his autobiography is certain to be a best seller. Doing even better on the Irish market and sure to impact with British racing fans is the story of Paul Carberry. As one reviewer recently wrote, “National Hunt jockeys come in three varieties – wild, wilder and Paul Carberry.” Avoiding prison for an incident when he set fire to a newspaper on a flight, his wild days drinking and winning a €50,000 bet with JP McManus that he would remain alcohol free for two years, his relationship with Noel Meade and much more is recounted in his autobiography. Jump racing fans will be well sated with material over the Christmas period. Paul Carberry: provides a Christmas read


Dermot Weld. A film star? Well, not quite but his character is played by award-winning actor Brendan Gleeson in The Cup, the story of the 2002 Melbourne Cup win by Media Puzzle. You might remember that this was the year when Damien Oliver triumphed just days after his brother Jason was killed in a race-riding accident. The movie is directed by Simon Wincer, a well-known horse lover who previously made the movie Phar Lap in 1983. Release dates for The Cup have not been made available, but you can whet your appetite on YouTube and see a trailer. Gleeson is one of Ireland’s best known and loved movie stars and stage actors. His best-known films include Braveheart, Gangs Of New York, In Bruges, 28 Days Later, the Harry Potter films, The Guard and the role of Michael Collins in The Treaty. He won an Emmy Award in 2009 for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in the film Into The Storm.



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Cut in coverage? Just as fans in Britain have seen a reduction in coverage of the sport on BBC, so too racing on RTE, the state broadcaster in Ireland, is understood to be under threat of reduction in 2012. Racing at five of the top courses could be affected – Galway, the Curragh, Leopardstown, Fairyhouse and Punchestown. While all parties are in negotiations, no details have been made available about the possible cuts. Racing coverage may need a white knight to come and sponsor RTE in an effort to retain the sport’s high public profile. THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER

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Ehrnrooths’ bravery justified Sarah Lynx shows males the way home in the Canadian International




hen Sarah Lynx slipped up the inside rail to scoot clear of the field in the Canadian International in Toronto on October 16, the only people more surprised than the commentator were the winning owners, huddled around a computer screen 4,000 miles away in rural Finland. Trained in France by John Hammond, Sarah Lynx belied her odds of 23-1 to come home four lengths clear of Marco Botti’s Joshua Tree, with the Aidan O’Brien representative, Treasure Beach, back in third. Her triumphant owner, Amelie Ehrnrooth, who was watching on the internet alongside her husband, retired shipping businessman Robert, takes up the story. “It was one o’clock in the morning and we couldn’t believe our eyes,” she said. “The commentator concentrated on the big beautiful boys but we had picked out our little filly and it felt very unreal the way she did it. Quite fantastic. “The thing I loved was that she was not on lasix, which gave us a good alibi if she had finished stone last. I think there was only one other horse in the race not using it.” The Ehrnrooths passed up the chance to keep Sarah Lynx to her own sex in the preceding E P Taylor Stakes because they felt that she needed the full mile and a half of the feature race itself. So they went for the big bucks, all £577,000-to-the-winner of them, and Sarah Lynx, the only female in a field of 16, justified their bravery. Finland is a racing-free country (unless you include trotting), so the Ehrnrooths, who are now heavily involved in the French breeding industry through their ownership of the Haras de Bourgeauville, are far from obvious candidates to be plundering Canada’s richest race. Their involvement all stems back to Amelie’s desire to find a bargain retired racehorse to ride and the generous wedding gift of her fellow Scandinavian, TBA Chairman Kirsten Rausing. Amelie Ehrnrooth recounted: “I have ridden horses and basked in English equine literature all my life. Out of the blue I got in touch with Kirsten, who was already a legend in Scandinavia, back in the 1980s in the hope that I might buy a broken down thoroughbred off her to ride. “In the end I bought at Tattersalls instead

Sarah Lynx and connections after winning the Group 2 Prix De Pomone in August

but a couple of years later Kirsten very kindly gave us a nomination to her stallion, Nishapour, when we got married. We didn’t have any mares to make use of it and ended up buying two. That’s how it all started. Kirsten has been like a mentor to us ever since, putting us on the right course when we have strayed from the correct path!” Bitten by the racing bug good and proper, in 1992 the Ehrnrooths acquired Bourgeauville, a 16-acre stud in the so-called ‘Golden Triangle’ of Normandy, between Deauville and Cabourg, which is now managed by Amelie’s son, Philip Lybeck. “We realised that if you wanted to breed thoroughbreds and have a chance of breeding some nice ones then Scandinavia was not the place to do it,” she recalled. “We thought about buying in Britain or Ireland but in the end plumped for France, partly because we are both Francophones and partly because we have golden retrievers and at that time they had to serve six months quarantine if you wanted to take them to England. “We spend some five months of the year at the stud. Our broodmare strength is now up to 20, which my husband says is too many, and we are constantly trying to upgrade, hence the purchase of Sarah Lynx. “I really wanted a Montjeu filly as, despite having a bit of the Top Ville temperament, they tend to be good, and we got her as a

yearling for 60,000gns from Rick Barnes’s Grangecon Stud [for whom her dam won the 2004 Group 3 Prix Cleopatre]. “We have had horses with John Hammond for 20 years so, since he used to train Montjeu, that was the obvious place for her to go.” The result was the Ehrnrooths’ first Pattern race victory and, strangely enough for such a well-respected handler, Hammond’s first Grade 1 success for more than seven years. Sarah Lynx is the only non Bourgeauvillebred among the Ehrnrooths’ 11 current horses in training, who are split between Hammond, Patrick Montfort, Mikel Delzangles, Jenny Bidgood and Nicolas Clement. As breeders, their best horse thus far has been Fast And Furious, who won a Listed race and was Group 2-placed in France in 2004 before crossing the Atlantic to finish second in the Hollywood Derby. No firm decision has yet been made if Sarah Lynx will stay in training as a five-yearold, although a run in the Japan Cup is being considered. “She’s very small, can be quite a madam, and blinkers, which make her look like a Cyclops, have made a difference to her,” the delightfully self-deprecating Ehrnrooth admitted. “But she is still quite fresh, as she never raced at two and began this season only in June, and I think that she could become very, very good.” >>


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Kelleway prepared to go with the Jo


Trainers deserve credit for finding new and lucrative opportunities for their horses in far-flung parts of the world, especially in the current era of paltry British prize-money and global economic downturn. So take a bow Gay Kelleway, who in September sent the 70-rated two-year-old filly Judas Jo all the way to Taby in Stockholm and came up smelling of roses when she comfortably accounted for 12 rivals in the Brittfurn Amacitalopning to land a £19,157 first prize. “I took a chance knowing that the level of juvenile racing out there is not that strong and it paid off,” Kelleway related. “I have been going out there for years but not many trainers know what a wonderful trip it is – they put us up in a hotel and organised a boat trip and overall couldn’t do enough for us. “You do need a good traveller who will eat as it takes three days to get there. You have to stop in Germany and again in Malmo. “Fortunately Brian Meehan had a runner in another race so I was able to share with him and it cost us £2,500 each. I only wish more trainers would get together to go out there as it would make it cheaper.” She continued: “Nicholas Cordrey, who


March 3 opening Work is nearing completion on the new Polytrack course at Chantilly. It should be ready for use early in the new year, with its first fixture set for March 3, one of 36 meetings scheduled for the course during 2012, of which 14 will be solely run on the new surface. There are no current plans for further all-weather tracks as the completion of the Chantilly project will bring to six the number of French venues that can race on an artificial surface. Reading from south to north the other five are Cagnes-sur-Mer, Marseille-Vivaux, Pau, Lyon La Soie, Pornichet La Baule and Deauville, meaning that there is a good geographical spread across the country.




Gay Kelleway’s Swedish sojourns have paid off, latterly with Judas Jo at Taby

rode Vortex for me when he landed the biggest prize of his career out there in 2004, is now Sports Director for Swedish Racing and he encourages overseas competition, often offering to pay travel expenses if you finish unplaced.” Buoyed by this successful venture, Kelleway is now considering taking half a dozen horses out to Taby in January to race there during their winter season. Horses are stabled at the track, they race once a week, and the average first prize is £2,844. “Why we have no all-weather track in





Newmarket I don’t know and getting to the likes of Lingfield in midwinter can be an absolute nightmare,” she fumed. “I often wonder why I am risking my neck for 1,700 quid. “I’m not my father’s daughter for nothing!” Kelleway joked. “Don’t forget he [multiple Group 1-winning trainer Paul Kelleway] was one of the first people to take horses to America and 30 years ago went all the way to Chicago with Madam Gay to finish third to John Henry in the inaugural Arlington Million.”

St Leger exported again

At the risk of labouring a point, the Italian St Leger, which this column highlighted two years ago as a disaster zone for locally-trained horses, plumbed new depths in Milan on October 22. At first glance this was an unremarkable renewal of this one mile and six furlong contest, which holds Group 3 status and boasts a near £40,000 first prize, as it attracted a competitive field of ten. But not a single member of the line-up hailed from an Italian yard. And when Altano,

one of eight German raiders, improved by five positions his sixth-placed finish in his home St Leger at Dortmund five weeks earlier to beat the Czech hope, Leo Gali, it was the ninth consecutive year that the trophy has been exported. Perhaps owners of Listed-class British stayers concerned about the cost of a tilt at the Melbourne Cup, involving both expensive flights and the possibility your horse may not make the final field, might consider a trip to northern Italy as a more sensible option. THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER

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by Steve Andersen

Meeting of smiles and milestones

“The thing is to have

them run best on the day; the first half of 2011 was confusing” known as the trainer of Cigar, the 1995 and 1996 Horse of the Year in the United States, and the first winner of the Dubai World Cup. Mott was one of three trainers to win two Breeders’ Cup races this year – joined by Steve Asmussen (My Miss Aurelia, Juvenile Fillies; Regally Ready, Turf Sprint) and Aidan O’Brien (Wrote, Juvenile Turf; St Nicholas Abbey, Turf), with St Nicholas Abbey ridden by THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER

Stakes at Belmont Park in June. The incident belongs in the “what can go wrong next?” file. The stable’s first Grade 1 win of the year came in California, with Courageous Cat in the Shoemaker Mile in early July. A month later, Royal Delta won the Grade 1 Alabama Stakes at Saratoga. The barn’s spirits had been revived. “We didn’t start clicking until July,” Mott said. “As the year went on it got better and better. We went into the fall really good. It just came together. We just kept trying.

No changes, just change of luck GEORGE SELWYN

The man who saddled the winners of the two richest races on Breeders’ Cup weekend at Churchill Downs in early November was far removed from the spotlight of a national television audience or adoring racing fans on the Sunday morning after the event. It was probably best that way. Trainer Bill Mott admitted that emotions nearly got the better of him when Royal Delta, the winner of the Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic, walked onto a van, bound for a Kentucky sale. “It was a little bit of a tearjerker to watch her leave,” he said. Everything else that weekend was one of smiles and milestones for Mott, a 58-year-old Hall of Fame trainer. Royal Delta’s win was expected – she was the 2-1 favourite – but Drosselmeyer’s win in the Classic was a surprise. The South Dakota native became just the second trainer to sweep the $2 million Ladies’ Classic and $5m Classic in the same year. John Shirreffs was the first in 2009 with Life Is Sweet and Zenyatta. Mott called the wins by Royal Delta and Drosselmeyer “dreams”, but also the reflection of a larger goal, to be ready for American racing’s biggest two days. “That’s the thing,” he said, reflecting on the Breeders’ Cup as a whole, “to get them to run the best on the day.” The Breeders’ Cup was the latest big-race achievement for Mott, who will always be

Bill Mott enjoyed a “dream” double

O’Brien’s 18-year-old son, Joseph. The Ladies’ Classic and Classic wins pushed Mott into fourth-place on the American earnings list with $9.8 million, far behind leader Todd Pletcher at $15.6m. Getting that high on the list this year was an accomplishment in itself, considering how Mott’s season began. Following his customary circuit for the first half of the year of racing in Florida in the winter, Kentucky in the spring and New York in late spring and summer, Mott went without a stakes win from midJanuary to early May. Along the way, the venues changed but results were going against him. “The first half of the year was quite frustrating and confusing,” he said. “The horses weren’t running well.” In mid-May, Mott won two stakes that were foreshadowing for the autumn – Drosselmeyer won the tiny One Count Stakes at Belmont Park in his third start of the year, and first victory since the 2010 Belmont Stakes. Royal Delta won the Grade 2 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico in May, the feature race on the day before the Preakness. The stable was not free of frustrations, though. Unrivalled Belle, winner of the 2010 Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic at Churchill Downs, was retired after breaking her withers when she fell in the paddock while waiting to be saddled for the Grade 1 Ogden Phipps

“We went to work each morning and we didn’t change anything major with what we were trying to do,” Mott said. “We finished up winning the two biggest Breeders’ Cup races.” With that success, Mott may face a winter of rebuilding his stable. Courageous Cat, who was last in the Breeders’ Cup Mile after being impeded in the melee caused by Goldikova, is off to stud. Plans for Drosselmeyer were uncertain as Thoroughbred Owner & Breeder went to press. To Honor And Serve, who won the Pennsylvania Derby in September and was seventh in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, beaten just half a length for third, will race next year. “I don’t know what will be left,” Mott said of the stable. “To Honor And Serve will be back. Courageous Cat is going to the farm. Drosselmeyer is going to the farm, with a decision to be made later.” At least two Group 1 winners in Europe in 2011 will be part of Mott’s 2012 team. His stable consists primarily of US-based owners, but he has trained for Khalid Abdullah’s Juddmonte Farms since the passing of Hall of Fame trainer Bobby Frankel in November 2009. For Juddmonte, Mott trained Proviso to four Grade 1 wins on turf in 2010. Mott said in early November that he expects Announce, the winner of the Prix Jean Romanet earlier this year for trainer Andre Fabre, to join his stable. Announce was scratched from the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf after she collided with an ambulance on the racetrack in the minutes before the race. Mutual Trust, who won the Group 1 Prix Jean Prat for Fabre in July, is another Juddmonte runner bound for Mott’s stable, he said. With luck, they could be starters in the 2012 Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita. >>


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by Stephen Howell


Hypocritical to resent overseas success

Dunaden (right) shades Red Cadeaux in a Melbourne Cup containing 11 Europeans

If there were consolation needed for Australian racing’s fragile staying psyche in the face of growing foreign success in the Melbourne Cup, it would come from looking back at Europe and to other sports – the Brits long ago ceded success in their tournament, Wimbledon, but it remains unchallenged as the event in world tennis; and the Tour de France, an institution in world sport, was last won by a French cyclist in 1985. So, after France’s back-to-back wins in the world’s greatest staying handicap, Aussies will look for their equine version of Andy Murray to do a little better than this year’s best Flemington finish, when local Niwot was eighth behind the near dead-heat that saw France’s Dunaden beat England’s Red Cadeaux. Germany’s Australian-trained Lucas Cranach nosed out France’s Americain (last year’s winner) for third. Fifth to seventh went to Newmarket stables, Luca Cumani (Manighar) and Godolphin’s Saeed Bin Suroor (Lost In The Moment), and Middleham’s Mark Johnston (Fox Hunt). In essence, what this means is that the Victoria Racing Club’s plan hatched in the early 1990s to raise the global profile of its


great race has succeeded splendidly, building from occasional wins – the Irish with Vintage Crop in 1993 and Media Puzzle in 2002, and four years later the Japanese with Delta Blues – to the 2010-11 French double. The rich Cup purse of $A6 million in each of the past two years has been a near irresistible lure, especially when Europe’s stayers generally are better than the Australian distance horses, despite racing for less. Usually much less. This year 11 of the 24 Melbourne Cup acceptors were trained overseas and seven more raced overseas before coming to Australian stables. Those trained in the northern hemisphere came for the Cup specifically; those bought from the northern hemisphere to race down under either had the Cup as their target, or lesser weight-forage or handicap races from 2,000 metres up. Mega-rich Victorian owner Lloyd Williams has spearheaded European buying, but he is no longer on his own, with Sydney trainer Chris Waller and Lee Freedman, before handing over the reins to brother Anthony, the best known buyers of tried and tested horses in England. This year Gai Waterhouse (Sydney) and

Robert Smerdon (Melbourne) joined the buying pack, and, before them, leading Victorian trainers Mark Kavanagh (December Draw) and Mike Moroney (Glass Harmonium) bought horses to go on to win 2,000-metre Group 1 races at Flemington. This ‘if you can’t beat them, join them’ approach merely confirms that Australia, in the main, has neglected breeding stayers in search of quick, sprinting returns, with which comes a justified reputation of producing the world’s best short-course horses. Now, inhibit, rather than prohibit, seems to be the ‘anti-overseas’ approach. Waterhouse has suggested that, instead of paying $125,000 down to tenth in the Melbourne Cup, the VRC should pay only to fifth, denying up to five foreigners (who pay their own way) a free ride. Waller and others want more Australian races that give automatic entry to the Cup. These include the Group 1 Metropolitan Handicap at Randwick, won by Waller’s The Verminator this year. Others point out that Williams’s Green Moon, as the winner of the Group 3 Newcastle Cup and runner-up in the

“The rich Cup purse has been a nearirresistible lure to Europeans”

Group 1 Caulfield Cup, should have been a Melbourne Cup runner. The Verminator finished 13th after sneaking into the race; Green Moon, forced to try to qualify in the Group 3 Lexus three days before the Cup, flunked the attempt: Niwot won The Lexus to get in. It is interesting that the trophy won by Dunaden was brought to its display stand in the mounting yard pre-race by an Australian sporting invader, this year’s Tour de France winner Cadel Evans. It would be hypocritical to celebrate Evans and deny future Dunadens, especially as we are still celebrating Evans’s Tour and Wimbledon wins by the great Rod Laver and others. THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER

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Unlimited POTENTIAL For Rebecca Curtis, the pleasure in training comes in creating the finished article from a raw recruit. Her success is evident from the owners she has attracted to the stable By Tim Richards


ave you been around horses all your life, and what got you into training? I started riding when I was four, went into showjumping and rode at international level for the Welsh junior team. Then I rode pointing. My first job in racing was just ten miles down the road with Peter Bowen. When you decided to go down that path, how did you learn to become a trainer? I went to the States for five years, where I worked for Richard Mandela and Dan Hendricks. I was very lucky that Dad had a big dairy farm with a lot of land which I could use for gallops. So I didn’t have to go out and find

a training establishment. I strongly believe that you should use your own initiative when you are training; that’s not to say I don’t have huge respect for Peter Bowen and the Americans. But it is important to adapt to your own facilities and use common sense as far as each individual horse is concerned.

“We have been very

careful trying to select quality over quantity; 40 is enough for me”

What was your biggest concern when you set up in 2008? I suppose for any new trainer the main concern is finance. Putting the right facilities in place is a big expense before being granted a licence. Of course, it’s difficult proving to people that you can train so you have to go and find a few horses to train for yourself. I was lucky because my friend, the Irish trainer Paul

Nolan, let me have a couple of handicappers. Also, on the first day I had runners there was a profile on me in the Racing Post and I was interviewed on the racing channels. That publicity got me a couple of owners and we went from there. It’s results that bring new owners and we’ve been lucky because my partner Gearoid has had nice young horses to sell and we’ve managed to sell to owners within the yard.


How many boxes did you start with, how many do you have now and what are your plans to expand? I started with four and we have about 40 now. To be honest, I don’t want any more than 40. We have been very careful trying to select quality over quantity; there are a lot of nice young bumper type horses coming through. I like to be hands on myself and if we had many more horses I’d have to use more staff and I prefer things the way they are.

The JP McManus-owned Made In Time has embarked on a chasing career for Curtis


Your stables are situated on the Pembrokeshire coast, with your own private beach on the family farm, five miles from Fishguard. What are the pros and cons of being so remote? The area here is very healthy for the horses, with lovely fresh sea air and a very relaxed environment with no one else training nearby.


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It is a lovely part of the country and our owners enjoy coming for a weekend, seeing horses and playing golf. Ffos Las is a nice new track which is only an hour from us and any travelling we do to other courses is worthwhile because we have so much going for us here. Do you ever train horses on the beach ‘Red Rum’ style? No. We use the sea for paddling the horses when they have heat in a leg, or a cut. We don’t work on the sand, though in the last two very severe winters when it has been difficult getting the horses out we have hacked them along the beach to keep them active. That’s a bonus. With runners all round Britain, how do you cope with doing the miles? You just get on with it. I’d never change where we live; you couldn’t find a nicer place to train. As for the travelling, it’s part of life as a trainer in Britain simply because the racecourses are so far flung.


Rebecca Curtis with AP McCoy, who rides for the yard

How has your partner Gearoid Costelloe, from the well known Irish family that has produced numerous top jumpers, influenced your career? Gearoid has brought a lot of nice young horses here, which has worked for both of us. He has supplied the horses, I have been lucky enough to get the results, which has enabled him to sell for good prices. Our two businesses work well together – the agent and the trainer.

those and now he has six with us.

What led to you training horses for legendary owner JP McManus? AP McCoy rides quite a few of ours and he happened to ride a nice bumper horse, Made In Time, which won impressively at Ffos Las. AP really liked the horse and suggested to JP McManus that he bought him and, luckily, he kept him in training with us. We had a few bumper winners which AP had ridden, and liked, and JP McManus bought some of

The association brings you into professional contact with JP’s contracted jockey AP McCoy. What makes him stand out from the rest? His dedication to the sport. I don’t think you’d meet a more dedicated man. He gives everything a ride, whether in a seller or the Gold Cup and always gives you such great feedback. He is so good with the young horses, knowing how good they are and where they should run next. He is a great help to me.

Does training for such a high-profile owner bring added pressure? JP McManus is one of the nicest and most reasonable owners you could train for. Of course you feel pressure because he is so high profile and you want to do well for him. He is not one of those people that rings up every day and hassles you. He is just very understanding.

Peter Bowen, Evan Williams, Tim Vaughan and yourself make for a strong Welsh training contingent. Can you explain the sudden surge of talented horsemen and women in Wales? It’s difficult to explain but they all come from horsey backgrounds in the point-to-point scene. Evan was a very good point-to-point jockey, Tim the same; Peter Bowen was obviously a very good point-topoint trainer. They have all


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TALKING TO... >> built on their strong roots, bringing owners

women in racing much more than they used to. It’s the results that count, no matter what sex you are.

Are you a supporter of the Horsemen’s Tariff? And is it working? I am not going to pretend I know much about the detail. I am sent correspondence and emails from various racecourses telling me their prize-money will meet tariff levels. So they are definitely taking note and doing something about prize-money levels. That’s got to be good and you have to say the tariffs are a benefit.

You have an excellent strike-rate (32%) in bumpers. What’s the key to sourcing bumper winners and why is being able to win this type of race so important to your yard? Gearoid and I try and choose them together, hopefully a nice quality horse, and if you can win with them then you have a decent horse to sell on. JP McManus has bought quite a few from us. When we started here there was nothing but green fields, now there are two gallops and new sheds, and most of that money has come from selling these young bumper horses. When setting out with a bumper, you have a nice quality horse to bring on. We always take time with them; it can be between six months and a year and a half before they are ready. If they can win a bumper impressively you know you have a horse that should be able to go on and win hurdles and chases.

Does the economy and general lack of finance in racing frighten you? We keep being told the way the country is going and so you do worry what could be around the corner in a few years time. But then you go to some of the good sales and see the big prices being paid and you wonder if there really is a recession, or a crisis they are talking about. I suppose the answer is to keep your head down and keep producing winners.


with them on the back of their successes in pointing and continuing to win under Rules.

CLOSE UP AND... PERSONAL My weakness is… being stubborn I relax by… having a glass of wine in front of Eastenders Recurring dream… I don’t dream. I’m so tired I’m out like a light at night

What is your take on the new whip rules and the controversy they have whipped up? They are ridiculous. The last thing a jockey wants to be concentrating on is how many times he can hit a horse. There is no discretion between a four-mile chase and five-furlong sprint – the rules are virtually the same. The new modern, cushioned whips don’t hurt a horse, they just keep it concentrating. It wouldn’t surprise me to see jockeys eventually taking drastic action.

Actress to play me on screen… Reese Witherspoon

How do you feel about the changes to the Grand National, which include increasing the minimum age of runners from six to seven? I think it’s reasonable to change the age qualification because running a horse under seven in the National is a big ask. It is tough enough for a seasoned handicapper going round there and I think they’ve done the right thing keeping out the novicey types.

I’d most like to train the winner of… the Gold Cup or Grand National

What is the worst part of being a trainer … and the best? The best is doing something I love; getting up in the morning and training the horses. It’s so rewarding seeing young horses progress over the months and getting them ready to race. I enjoy taking on the untouched individual and developing it into the finished article. The downside is that so much can go wrong with horses physically and, when their owners have invested in them, it’s not much fun telling them bad news. But, having said that, most of my owners are very understanding.

by Oscar. He was quite a useful hurdler last winter and this is his first season novice chasing. You won’t see the best of him until he’s running in long distance handicaps next season, possibly the Welsh National and even the Grand National. I won a charity race on him at Ffos Las and that was a bit of fun. He is a real gent.

Who is your favourite horse and why? Definitely Teaforthree who is a big old chaser


Perfect evening would be… a meal with friends

CLOSE UP AND... PROFESSIONAL My advice to anyone setting up as a trainer is… find that good horse to get you off to a flier Racing idol is… Nicky Henderson

Biggest thrill to date… working Brother Derek round Churchill Downs before the 2006 Breeders’ Cup. I couldn’t hold him! Racing has taught me… to be patient and not get stressed

How tough is it being a woman in what is still principally a man’s world of racing? I wouldn’t call it that tough, really. Look at Henrietta Knight, Venetia Williams and Emma Lavelle, and Jenny Pitman before them. They do as well as anyone else and people respect

The Merry Giant ran in the race at Newbury marred by the deaths of two horses in the paddock. How do you reflect on the incident? I wasn’t there and heard it all second hand. Of course, I was shocked and would have been even more devastated if I’d been there. Teaforthree was leased by the football programme Soccer AM, advertising the sport to a new audience. How did you enjoy the experience, did it boost your profile, and is this something that racing should be doing more of? Racing For Change actually leased Teaforthree, putting him in Soccer AM’s name as the owners, as part of the initiative to introduce sports-minded young people to racing. Every bit of advertising helps and we had fun when they came down here filming. The end result was a very nice documentary, but I can’t say it brought us any new owners. It definitely helps from the public point of view and Racing For Change do try and advertise racing, though I believe it is a sport you’re either interested in or you’re not. Can you give us two horses that you are really excited about for this season? Peckhamecho, who won his novice hurdle at Ffos Las in November, is a chaser in the making but he will be kept hurdling this time. He needs to fill out but he is going the right way and hopefully we will have some fun with him. And the other must be my old favourite Teaforthree, who I really like the look of for this season.



1997 b h Sadler’s Wells ex Wemyss Bight (Dancing Brave)

£5,000 special live foal

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£7,500 special live foal

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Rail Link

£75,000 special live foal

£6,000 special live foal

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1997 ch h Distant View ex Stellaria (Roberto)

2003 b h Danehill ex Hasili (Kahyasi)

2003 b h Dansili ex Docklands (Theatrical)

1996 b h Danehill ex Hasili (Kahyasi)

2001 ch h Diesis ex Skiable (Niniski)

2000 b h Green Desert ex Hope (Dancing Brave)


1994 b h Gone West ex Zaizafon (The Minstrel)

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Life dictated by


After immediate success followed by disappointment, David Fox knows that spending big money is no guarantee of winners – good reason, then, to savour those that have arrived Words Alan Lee


t is a while now since the traditional image of National Hunt owners held true. You will recognise the stereotype – tweedy folk of a certain age, old money, hunting and shooting since childhood, pony club when knee-high. They can still be found but their numbers have been dwindling for years. As jump racing has gained in confidence and profile, long since ceasing to be the neglected country cousin of the Flat, so it has extended its appeal to a whole new demographic. The average age of owners has fallen but the seismic shift has been in backgrounds and expectations. In the past, jumping owners would frequently breed their own horses, or know someone who would do it for them. Patience was inbred, expectations limited. Bloodstock

agents played only a minor role in this code. Now, the agents are at full stretch sourcing horses for the new generation of thriving businessmen and younger City types who see the winter game as a multi-faceted pursuit. It has been a slow-burning process and, on the face of it, little has changed at the top. Until Trevor Hemmings – one of the early, rags-toriches businessmen to fall for jumping in a big way – won the owners’ championship last season thanks largely to the Grand National victory of Ballabriggs, the title

David Fox and his partner Lystra Adams lead in Tartak after his Cheltenham win on New Year’s Day this year

had seen only two winners in the previous nine years. One, of course, was JP McManus, a one-off in background, character and the nearMessianic wish to spread his own good fortune among as many trainers as possible. The other, a five-time winner, is David Johnson, who may be considered the forerunner of subsequent trends. Johnson made his money in the finance sector and invested ardently in some of the most expensive jumping imports seen up to that point. At his peak, he owned close to 100 horses, but since the recession hit his business with merciless force he retains an interest with a fraction of that. Johnson now shares a couple of horses – Ghizao included – with Andy Stewart and his family. Stewart knows how to wear a tweed


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D AV I D F O X >>

suit, and often does so, but his profession is investment banking and his presence and contacts may have helped bring others from that quarter into the champion jumps yard of Paul Nicholls.

Not that Nicholls needs much help. The turnover in his Somerset stable has been profound this year – almost half the horses are new, along with a batch of aspiring owners, most of whom tend to fit the new

Lystra Adams and her daughter Jasmine have inherited the racing bug from Fox, helped by great days such as that provided by Saint Are (below) at Aintree in April

stereotype rather than the old. Few jumps owners, though, provide a story more heartening for the sport than David Fox. With Fox, whose ten horses include the top-class duo Tartak and Saint Are, it is not just his business background that strikes a chord but the way he came into racing and the way he conducts his ownership. Also, it must be added, the woman at his side. Lystra Adams, Fox’s partner, is now rather more than an exotic decoration for jump racing – she owns her own horses, acts as the face of Racing Welfare’s Lottery and is leading a quiet crusade to remedy the regrettable shortage of black and coloured faces on British racecourses. Fox did not grow up with horses, or even adopt racing in any serious way in early adulthood. “I always had a bit of an interest,” he says. “We lived in Sutton Coldfield for years and it seemed a great day out when my kids were young – they still enjoy it now, even if they are not as enthusiastic as me!” The catalyst for involvement was a business celebration. In Fox’s life, there is frequently cause for business celebrations as he chairs Power Panels Electrical Systems, a multi award-winning company whose expertise in electrical assemblies is used in diverse industries worldwide. “I bought the name in 1980,” Fox recalls. “The company had fallen into disrepair, with no customers to speak of, but the name was significant in Japan and America. A power panel is an assembly of parts to control a machine tool, and has many uses. We built the company to what it is today. “We had a turnover of £25 million last year and we’re employing lots of extra people, which is bucking a trend. Twelve of our customers are world number one at what they do, from food packaging to airport security. We’ve probably become the best around, too, and for an Englishman to say that is reason to be proud.”

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D AV I D F O X Power Panels is based in the industrial wasteland of Walsall. It lies close to the site of Birmingham racecourse, long since defunct, but Fox had to look further for his breakthrough racing experience. “It began in 2005, when we wanted to entertain a customer, a Japanese company,” he recalls. “We came up with the idea of taking them to Worcester races. We sponsored a race and entertained over 100 people. It was a new corporate medium for our customers and I quickly came to see how well it works. Races last only five minutes, so that leaves plenty of time to talk. “It became a very successful way for us to entertain higher management. I started at Worcester but I have a box at Uttoxeter, which is ten miles from where we live now. If you really want to impress clients, you can’t go far wrong taking them to Ascot or Cheltenham. The food is always reliable and you don’t tend to get drunken yobs, especially at jump racing.”

First steps in ownership This might have been a sales pitch for racecourse entertaining but, instead, it was a measure of a man who absorbs facts and demands standards. Being an acquisitive type, perhaps Fox’s next step was predictable. At Worcester, that first day, he had been introduced to various racing professionals and the first horse in his ownership quickly followed. “Mountain Oscar was the first,” he says. “Tom George trained him and we got off to the best possible start. He won his first race, a bumper at Towcester, and we thought it was dead easy. Of course, the story went to pieces after that. Mountain Oscar never won again and I bought an extremely expensive horse from France called Othermix. We paid a fortune for him and he did little or nothing. That was an attempt to buy success, which I now know you cannot do.”

George trained Othermix until Fox moved him on to Ian Williams – “dead solid, reliable and professional” in the owner’s estimation. Latterly, his portfolio of trainers has gained the significant name of Tim Vaughan. Saint Are, the first horse Fox sent to the purposebuilt yard near Cowbridge in south Wales, ended last season with victory in the Grade 1 Sefton Novices’ Hurdle at Aintree. He has been sent over fences this season and has the scope to make up into a top-notch chaser.

“Racing is supposed

to be a labour of love but it has to make some business sense” Fox judges his trainers as he might a business proposition and has no reservations about Vaughan, saying: “Tim is destined for the top. He’s a super guy, very energetic and enthusiastic, and he knows his business inside out. If we have clients in our box, he charms them all. With every horse, he has a long-term plan and that suits me. “Tom is a different sort of guy but he is definitely on to something, taking his horses over to France for the better purses. Last year, he took one of mine over and we got €6,000 for finishing fifth. Tartak will go there for a couple of races this winter and I’m all for it. “I know horseracing is supposed to be a labour of love but it has to make some sort of business sense. My costs each month are about £15,000 and you can’t keep pumping that out without something coming back.” Saint Are is one of five horses running in Fox’s name, with five more carrying the Power Panels label. He has no wish to expand

above ten but is restless for better quality and vigilant about that plague of British racing, prize-money. “I want horses rated 135 and upwards,” he asserts. “We can take low-grade horses to Uttoxeter and win a race worth £1,800 that barely covers the expenses. That’s ridiculous. I don’t want to be running horses with no ability. They will get moved on.” His rapidly broadening racing experiences acquired a sour chapter when he became involved in an attempt to save the failing training business of Milton Harris, whose licence has been revoked by the British Horseracing Authority. He reveals: “I tried to bail out the business and failed. I regret getting involved. It was very costly.” It has not alienated him, though. A man who has achieved so much in business life, and now wants other outlets for his ambitions, has found his perfect fit – especially now that Miss Adams is similarly smitten by the sport. “When I first took her racing, it really went against the grain – she didn’t want to go,” says Fox. “Now I can’t keep her away. She loves it. “She’s done some work to encourage more black people into racing, which would greatly expand the image and appeal of the sport. Lystra’s an ambassador in that way. She’s a stunning woman and she gets noticed, which should be a pull for other coloured people.” Adams, a model with two horses running in her name, won the best dressed lady award at Aintree in April. The prizes included a holiday for two in St Lucia, which remains untaken. “I’m sure we will go but our lives are dictated by racing now,” Fox explains. “We used to go away at Christmas but we couldn’t miss Kempton now. “We’ve been completely drawn into the jump racing atmosphere. I get little or no pleasure from the Flat. There’s so much more thrill in jump racing and, to me, a very much better social experience.”

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David Redvers started out wth Afzal and now has Classic winner Makfi heading the Tweenhills stallion roster, with some budding young stars waiting in the wings Words Julian Muscat • Photos George Selwyn

David Redvers pauses for thought at home in Gloucestershire in the midst of a hectic international racing and sales schedule


or David Redvers, it was an odyssey he could have envisaged only in the furthest recesses of his imagination. And for his client, Sheikh Fahad Al-Thani, it was a voyage of discovery that would teach him much about those twin impostors. It started at Newmarket in September, when Lightening Pearl came up trumps in the Cheveley Park Stakes. The pair then plumbed the depths of despair at Longchamp, where THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER

Dever Dream, the sheikh’s first stakes winner and his favourite horse, perished in the Prix de la Foret. From France they ventured to Ascot, where Sheikh Fahad, a nephew of the Emir of Qatar and chief executive officer of QIPCO, held court as sponsor of Champions’ Day. Next up was Australia, where Dunaden won the Melbourne Cup. And after a quick stop in New Zealand to see their stallion, Makfi, the

pair consoled one another in Kentucky after Strong Suit cut little ice in the Breeders’ Cup Mile. It’s the sort of agenda to which Redvers aspired when he set up Tweenhills Farm & Stud, on the family’s dairy farm in Gloucestershire, back in 1995. Since then he has almost trebled the grassland pasture from an original 120 acres. And despite only recently acquiring an 80-acre tract at nearby



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Chargy Hill, it probably won’t be long before he is obliged to add more pasture to accommodate his expanding herd. As steady as the rise has been, Redvers’ 18month association with Sheikh Fahad is on an entirely different level. It should represent the culmination to 30 years of preparation, of graft, of putting in hours on the sales grounds when others had retired to the bar. Yet it has given rise to a fresh dilemma. “Although it has been fantastic, the way things have developed is a slight concern,” Redvers maintains. “People see me solely as Sheikh Fahad’s man, but he is one of my clients. Tweenhills isn’t the sheikh’s business, it’s mine. And while my existing clients are happy, potential clients might not realise that I’m here to work for everybody. I am independent, and that’s the way I will always keep it.” If many will be surprised to hear such talk from Redvers, the case demands an airing. The fact remains that horses belonging to other clients at Tweenhills outnumber those of the sheikh’s. And while most believe that Redvers has struck gold, he reminds that the sheikh has less than 50 horses in training and 20 mares, most of which were bought to visit Makfi and will imminently return to auction. But there is a more visceral emotion at play. It concerns the farm itself. Tweenhills means so much to Redvers that he radiates pride at the mention of its name. It is where his own odyssey started, and to where he returned to make his name in a line of business virtually abandoned by his English contemporaries for

the lack of opportunity. “When I was younger I was quite troubled by what to do with the land my family have had around Hartpury for generations,” he reflects. “I didn’t want to be the one responsible for seeing it disappear. After school I travelled in my gap year but I always wanted to come back home and farm it

“People see me solely as Sheikh Fahad’s man, but he is one of my clients”

intensively enough to make my living here.” The limited size of the property – 120 acres of pasture and 50 woodland – meant conventional farming was never really practical. His father wanted him to take a commission with the Blues And Royals (“he thought I needed to learn self-discipline”) before maintaining Tweenhills by devolving to the City. Redvers was unconvinced. The seed of an idea germinated when he was on the final leg of his working holiday in Australia. Having worked in polo and hunting yards, he ended up at Rockleer Stud in Bathurst, one hour west of Sydney, where two stud hands were responsible for 200 broodmares.

“It was my eureka moment,” Redvers recalls. “The mares were driven around like cattle and the teaser was tied to a gate. Any mare that ‘showed’ when she passed him would be covered – or covered again if she’d been covered two days before. “It was a tremendous experience because it showed me that things could be done – and done well – on a shoestring budget,” he continued. “The stud was owned by Dierdre Stein, who trained Rising Prince to win the Cox Plate in 1985. She was a bit like Jenny Pitman: very tough, but good at what she did.” On returning to Britain, and after a season at the Hambros’ Waverton Stud, he rang James Delahooke, whose gun he once loaded on the moors of Gunnerside. “At the time I thought: here’s a breeder and bloodstock agent who gets to shoot grouse.’ It gave me an extra incentive.” At Delahooke’s Adstock Manor Stud he met Ben Hyde, who is now stud groom at Tweenhills, which Redvers set up in 1995 after a four-year stint as head of the bloodstock department at Russell Baldwin & Bright (now Brightwells). And it was there that Redvers noticed how well Afzal’s young stock were faring in point-to-points. He bought Afzal for around £8,000 and installed him as Tweenhills’ first stallion. “Not long afterwards (Azfal’s sons) Billygoat Gruff and Brownhall won Grade 1 races and we covered nearly 100 mares at £500 a time,” Redvers reflects. “That got us up and running, although it was soon clear that my business

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Strong Suit was bought as a stallion prospect and races for Qatar Bloodstock

model was better suited to the Flat.” Afzal was succeeded by a number of Flat stallions which had their moments. Even then, though, Redvers came to realise there was a natural ceiling to his endeavours. The prospect of recruiting a properly commercial stallion, itself remote enough, was further compromised by Darley’s all-embracing operation. He duly vented his frustrations. “I was angry at the time because we simply couldn’t compete,” Redvers recalls. “No-one could. But I now recognise that Darley were running a commercial operation with their own business model, which included standing stallions in our price range. Then the whole thing turned full circle when Darley sent us Lucky Story, but it was very difficult at the time. We nearly went out of business.” The worst was far from over. Lucky Story and Ishiguru had both established themselves as commercial entities when they died within seven months of each other, and at a time when, in Redvers’ words, “the whole industry was falling off the financial cliff.” It left him with a dire shortage of stallions and precious little by way of suitable replacements. Come Lucky Story’s demise in May 2011, however, Sheikh Fahad was about to make his low-profile entrance. It was pure coincidence that the first day’s racing the sheikh and Redvers enjoyed together was the 2,000 Guineas victory of Makfi, who would preoccupy Redvers for the next four months. Makfi was just the type of stallion he was desperate to acquire. “Horses like Makfi just don’t come up for

Two sets of silks, two distinct aims Pearl Bloodstock and Qatar Bloodstock are easily demarked. Pearl represents Sheikh Fahad’s personal racing interests while Qatar is the bloodstock annex of QIPCO, the Al-Thani family’s investment vehicle with a wide-ranging and diverse portfolio. The first significant investment made by Qatar Bloodstock saw it purchase last year’s 2,000 Guineas winner, Makfi. It came about when David Redvers suggested to Sheikh Fahad that the deal could reap rich rewards. The sheikh duly consulted his brothers, who are on the QIPCO board. Shortly afterwards, when Redvers was feasting on a curry during the Doncaster yearling sales, he received a call from Sheikh Fahad’s brother, Suhaim. “Suhaim asked me a couple of questions,” Redvers says. “I started waxing lyrical about Makfi the horse, and he said: ‘No, I’m not interested in that, I’m interested in the figures.’ I explained it to him and he took it on board. I must have been visibly excited when I returned to my vindaloo.” Qatar augmented Makfi’s purchase with the acquisition of stallion prospect Strong Suit, who stays in training in 2012, and a half-share in exciting juvenile Harbour Watch, plus around 20 high-class mares. These mares, the majority now in foal, to

Makfi, are in the process of being sold at Tattersalls. So too are some of the progeny they foaled before visiting Makfi, among them a particularly fetching colt by Sea The Stars. Among the mares is Ventura, whose daughter, Moonlight Cloud, significantly added to her dam’s value when winning the Group 1 Prix Maurice de Gheest in August. Ventura’s foal by Montjeu is due to be sold as a yearling next year. “All of Qatar Bloodstock’s purchases are there to be traded,” Redvers explains. “If Qatar was into breeding it wouldn’t be selling a trophy mare like Ventura. And Sheikh Fahad is very keen that there should be no inter-trading between Qatar and Pearl. Qatar needs to build a reputation that its stock is there to be sold. “Qatar Bloodstock is an evolving process,” he continues. “It might well be that in five or ten years’ time the Qatar side of the operation grows to such an extent that we will have to buy a farm for Qatar’s stock. “It might be here, in France or Ireland, or even further afield. But even if that happens, the operation I run for them at the moment is relatively small. I can happily manage it without bringing in someone else.”




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Sheikh Fahad leads in his Melbourne Cup winner Dunaden; Lady Rebecca’s Kayf Tara filly foal is a reminder of the stud’s roots

>> sale,” he relates. “It was only through bad luck

that he wasn’t destined for Shadwell (Makfi was sold by his owner/breeder, Sheikh Hamdan, as a two-year-old in training towards the end of 2009). I pressed my clients hard to buy him but initially they weren’t that interested. Eventually I was able to make an offer but my bid was laughed out of town.” That’s when Sheikh Fahad entered the picture. He was in Deauville with Redvers when Makfi won the Prix Jacques le Marois. “I told him that if he was interested in buying the horse as an investment, we had to move fast,” Redvers recalls. “If QIPCO wanted to invest money that had the potential to multiply many times over, here was that chance.” The deal was done (see panel on previous page). Just over a year has passed since then and Sheikh Fahad’s enthusiasm has grown in tandem with the success he has savoured on the racecourse. Interestingly, however, he has kept numbers in check and worked to the same budget he set at the start of last year. He has spoken before of his desire to run a tight ship, although whether that will always


remain the case remains unknown to Redvers. “It has been a rollercoaster ride and Sheikh Fahad is getting a fairly rounded experience of the highs and lows,” Redvers says. “He has

“I will always stay here. The day Tweenhills is sold is the day I am in a box”

taken it in his stride with a maturity beyond his 22 years. Where he goes in five years’ time is anyone’s guess. I just hope it’s with me.” The sheikh’s own thoughts, it seems, are focused on next year. “He asked me how we were going to top what we have achieved this year and I told him I’m not sure that’s possible,” Redvers says. “Whatever happens, I have been able to buy

the yearlings I wanted to this year. That’s very exciting for me as a bloodstock agent. It’s not my style to buy sales-toppers. I have served a long apprenticeship and I know that’s not the way, but I still came home from every sale with my nap.” Those yearlings, 31 in all, have been broken at Tweenhills and are soon to disperse among the sheikh’s trainers. Also catalogued for sale are 18 mares and 19 foals, some of them the property of Tweenhills’ 25-strong team of investors. The action flows thick and fast, yet Redvers wants more. “I’m afraid I am one of those compulsive investors in bloodstock,” he maintains. “If I see something that takes my fancy at a price where there’s an angle, I’ll buy it. I am an eternal optimist. Every time a stable door opens in front of me I think I could be about to see the next Frankel.” And Tweenhills? “It’s more than just a home. We recently bought Chargy Hill, which is the most wonderful farm. It gives us the extra acreage we needed to expand, but I will always stay here. The day Tweenhills is sold is the day I am in a box.” THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER

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NEW PATH Farrier-turned-stud owner David Bond and his wife Helen have transformed a sporting estate into Britainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newest stallion station Words and photos Carl Evans

Main image: The picturesque Withyslade Stud. Inset: Helen and David Bond

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avid and Helen Bond have propelled the name Withyslade Stud into the bloodstock world’s consciousness in recent months. They are developing the 270-acre farm through a stallions and mares operation that has entered the mainstream like a leaping salmon. In midsummer they owned the littleknown and uncommercial sire Kier Park (who is now the stud’s teaser) and four months later they are ready to stand Indian Haven, a Classic-winning son of Indian Ridge, and Eastern Anthem, a Group 1 winner out of a dual Classic winner. Commercial studs in Britain and Ireland are not about to haemorrhage trade to this fledgling, yet it is impossible not to admire the pluck of the Bonds, who have sunk millions into buying and developing Withyslade. David Bond, a former farrier who is known to friends and numerous acquaintances in racing as ‘Bondy’, says: “We always hoped to have some mares and breed from them on a few acres, but it was never the dream to do it

on this scale. Progression then took over, initially when Helen’s father died [leaving an inheritance] and we were able to scale up our plans. Even then I did not imagine we would be where we are today with about 50 horses, including 18 mares.” Withyslade, whose tree-lined drive ends at a substantial yet homely house, was not cheap, and it would be a dullard of no curiosity who failed to ask how a farrier, his wife and two children have laid their hats in this mini kingdom. Helen’s late father, Lord Wardington, derived a passion for bibliography and cartography from his father and developed a collection into a treasure trove. Hence Sotheby’s £17.3 million sale of his map, atlas and bible library in 2005 and 2006 was described by Rare Book Review as “a milestone in the history of book selling”. It included a gem called the Cosmographia, dating from around 1477 and reputedly the first atlas printed, which achieved a world record £2,136,000.

Founding father: Kier Park

It is racing’s gain that the Bonds’ love of horses – they met when she was working as a groom for trainer Richard Phillips and Bond arrived to plate one up – has meant Lord Wardington’s legacy, which Helen inherited with her sister, brother and widowed mother, is being invested in the roots


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and branches of racing. The couple also have horses in training with Alan King, who used to be one of Bond’s clients, Rod Collet and Matthew Salaman. Helen says of her father: “He loved the thought of people doing what they loved.” Her husband adds: “I think he would have been chuffed to see what we are developing here.” David Bond’s background is not regal, but coming from a dairy farming family he developed an early eye for stock and breeding, and even joined his father in judging cattle at the Royal Show as a boy of 11. He says: “My dad farmed next door to Richard Hannon, so from the age of 14 I rode out there, then at 17

“Every stud has its

own way of doing things; I know how I want things done” Dad met a farrier in a pub and three days later I started an apprenticeship that ran five years to the day and was great fun.” Anyone who has ever had a horse shod will recognise the no-nonsense style of the typical farrier and, while Bond is a relative newcomer to breeding, you soon spot his ease in dealing with stallion machismo. Simplicity is his mantra and he says: “You can make jobs as hard as you want – every stud has its own way of doing things and I know how I want things >>

The stallions Indian Haven (GB) 2000 ch Indian Ridge – Madame Dubois (Legend Of France) The Irish 2,000 Guineas winner was bought in midsummer after an article on Wessex-based stallions appeared in European Bloodstock News. Bond says: “I mentioned that we hoped to gain at least one new sire and three weeks later the Irish National Stud rang.” Now 11, Indian Haven has been at stud in Ireland for seven seasons. His fee opened at €6,000 and remained there for five more years following a promising opening with his first crop, which included Group 3 winners Ashram and Aspen Darlin – the latter was also runnerup in the Cheveley Park Stakes. He dropped to €3,000 in 2011 and will be £2,500 in 2012, when Royal Ascot winner Beachfire might keep his name on the big stage. Bond says: “The horse’s owner, Peter Gleeson, was keen for him to stand in Britain and was a gentleman to deal with. We now own the horse and Peter retains breeding rights. One of Indian Ridge’s best sons, Compton Place, stands just down the road [at Whitsbury Manor Stud], but this horse was a true miler and his dam’s side caught my eye.” Indian Haven’s mother, Madame Dubois, also produced the Group 1 Gran Criterium winner Count Dubois and the good mare Place de l’Opera, dam of a trio of stakes winners in Zero Tolerance, Imperial Stride and High Pitched. Madame Dubois won the Park Hill Stakes over 15 furlongs and puts a seasoning of stamina into the mix.

Eastern Anthem (IRE) 2004 b Singspiel – Kazzia (Zinaad) Leased from Darley, Eastern Anthem will be making his covering debut at a fee of £2,000. Rising eight, he won the Group 1 Dubai Sheema Classic in 2009 and followed that up with three placings in top-grade German races, but he was last seen on the track in March 2010. The Bonds make no attempt to hide the challenge they face in launching him as a sire, but he is a fine, big horse with dual-purpose options. His dam, Kazzia, winner of the 1,000 Guineas, Oaks and Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes, has also produced the Group 3 scorer Zeitoper, who is Eastern Anthem’s full-brother. Singspiel, who died last year, was a late-maturing racehorse who scored at the highest level and became a Group 1-producing stallion, although he has yet to make a mark as a sire of sires. Bond says: “We’re realistic about the numbers we can hope to cover with this horse, but he has many attributes and every new stallion has a chance of getting winners. We will certainly be the right price for the right mare, whether they are a Flat horse, jumper or pointer.”

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Godly venue a great place to stay Wiltshire is a curate’s egg of rural loveliness and forgettable space (aka Salisbury Plain) that serves the army. Withyslade, however, is far from any tank ranges, tucked into the south-west corner, a godly creation of easy rolling landscape. None is more appealing than the bowl in which the stud resides. Withyslade went on to the market six years ago as a small sporting estate and, while the Bonds have fashioned it into a stud farm, it retains that association. The couple phased out commercial shooting days, but the farm’s sweeping slopes still offer invited guests a challenging high bird, while the

Indian Haven heads to his paddock


done here. When it comes to covering I want the process to be as smooth and natural as possible.” Gaining experience at an established stallion farm might have been a good grounding for his grand plan, but as a 36-year-old father of two with a small estate to run that option was not viable. He says: “Some people would choose to work for a bloodstock agent for a couple of years, but I have looked at heaps of horses all my working life. I didn’t just shoe some very good jumpers, but also some top Flat horses for Mick Channon and John Gosden. Everything is achievable if you work hard.”

At Withyslade that extends to putting mares and stallions in adjacent paddocks, while cattle wander freely. Watching Eastern Anthem being turned out and heading straight towards some curious mares, Bond says: “He was a bit keen when he first arrived but he’s settling down now.” Minutes later the new boy was grazing. Withyslade made its vending debut at the December Sale with an Iffraaj colt foal and will be selling yearlings in 2012. The stud’s new

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conversion of a long barn into four bespoke shooting lodges/holiday cottages, gives the business a useful sideline. Guests in the first year have included cricket teams and wedding parties in addition to passing shooters. Bond says: “Shooting is the number one sport in the area so there are always visitors looking for accommodation. “It’s a great way of introducing people to the farm and if I sell a nomination off the back of it, even better. Put it this way, anyone that arrives will see Indian Haven and Eastern Anthem!”

stallions will be supported by the Bonds’ own mares, but outside sires will be used too. The couple are intriguing newcomers to British breeding; they live in a grand home but have realistic ambitions. Asked where he would like to be in ten years, Bond says: “Still in control – I’d hate to be in a situation where someone was sending me foal or yearling reports. This is a magical place to live, so why would I want to leave it?”

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Our bloodstock coverage this month includes:

• From horses in training to the start of the breeding stock auctions, our sales reports offer a comprehensive round-up of events in the ring – pages 70-79

• Stallion retirements and movements for 2012 at a glance – pages 80

Incentive schemes a must for a problem shared


ur Around The Globe pages have recently been enhanced with reports from Danny Power and Stephen Howell of Australia’s Inside Racing magazine. With such an overwhelming European assault on the Melbourne Cup, not to mention other key Spring Carnival races, there’s been plenty of cross-hemisphere interest this autumn. In Australia, there has been much handwringing at the supposed dearth of homegrown stayers, while in Europe, prices for horses with decent form at ten to 12 furlongs have sky-rocketed, with potential Australian interests finding themselves in competition with the National Hunt brigade. But, as Danny Power points out in his blog ‘The Breed’, breeding stayers shouldn’t be a problem in Australia. Darley shuttles its two recent Derby winners, Authorized and New Approach, to studs in New South Wales and Victoria and, after the success of dual Cox Plate hero So You Think, Coolmore relocated High Chaparral from New Zealand to its base in the Hunter Valley. New Zealand has always been a rich source of staying blood for Australian buyers and in addition to stalwarts such as Zabeel, Melbourne Cup winner Shocking has recently been retired to Rich Hill Stud, which has also been the shuttle base for another Derby winner, Sir Percy. While breeders can hardly be said to flock to middle-distance stallions, presumably for fear that so many of the yearlings by such sires are deemed to be non-commercial, there’s a strong flow of owners looking for horses who have shown potential on the track. Victorian trainer Robert Smerdon, who made his first visit to Tattersalls’ Horses In Training Sale in October, confessed to have spent double the amount he had intended to when splashing out 440,000gns on two Juddmonte-breds, but he was confident that syndicating them back home would not be a problem. Over-subscription to the syndicate might be,


however, and demand exceeding supply was a problem faced by Alastair Donald of Sackville Donald, who was responsible for buying this year’s Australian Group 1 winners My Kingdom Of Fife and December Draw from British interests for owner Richard Pegum and his associates. “The market has become so strong for the type of horses suitable for the Melbourne Cup and you pay a huge premium for them,” said Donald. “The Australian market has really grown for us – I had six or seven to buy but only bid on one horse at the sale.” This is surely a matter of concern for the Australian industry. As Power says: “Those at the head of the Australian breeding industry should

“There’s always been something extra special about good jumping mares”

not only be worried about that exodus of money, but also should be working on ideas to encourage Australians to breed and buy stayers – maybe bonuses for horses aged four and older winning races beyond 1800 metres would encourage investment and also encourage administrators to programme more staying races.”

Jump racing faces similar plight This is a similar problem to that faced on this side of the world by National Hunt breeders. While Brightwells’ Cheltenham sales have been the success story in this sector in recent years, the store horse market has taken a dramatic downturn, with lack of interest in fillies a serious concern. Part of the TBA National Hunt Committee’s remit is to enhance the appeal of racing mares

over jumps – an uphill struggle when so many of the bigger yards contain so few racemares – and an increase in opportunities for fillies and mares to race against their own sex will surely aid this aim. It has been encouraging to see some of the autumn mares’ races hotly contested, with recent Lingfield scorer Heather Royal, a half-sister to Barbers Shop, one who went straight into the notebook as a potential black-type winner for the future. Perhaps it’s the scarcity factor, but from this biased viewpoint there’s always been something extra special about good jumping mares. Dawn Run remains the only horse of either sex ever to have completed the Champion Hurdle/Gold Cup double, while Like-A-Butterfly, Function Dream, Lady Rebecca, Quevega and Sparky May have all become real favourites in recent years, with Fiddling The Facts outstripping all others in my affections. The TBA has recently published a guide to its updated Elite National Hunt Mares Incentive Scheme, which is generously supported by the Levy Board and is aimed at encouraging British jumps breeders to patronise the increasingly appealing ranks of domestic stallions. Free and subsidised nominations are offered by way of incentive and for those who consider such a ‘bribe’ to be a poor alternative to using the supposedly better stallions on offer across the Irish Sea, think again. The list contained in the booklet highlights the fact that there’s currently a decent choice of young and established jumps sires in this country, including such unheralded names as Pasternak and Great Palm, who have provided the winners of the last two runnings of the Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham. On the list of many eligible mares currently resident in Britain, and among those whose owner has already made use of the scheme, is the Welsh National winner L’Aventure. Her first foal, a solid daughter of Kayf Tara, is being retained by owner/breeder Christopher Harriman and if she’s anywhere near as tough as her mother, who won nine and was placed in 19 of her 58 starts, she’ll give all fans of jump racing plenty to cheer about.


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Australians go head-to-head with jumping fraternity in Newmarket Staying blood in demand but Dubai and Hong Kong also feature prominently on list of overseas destinations for graduates of Europe’s largest horses-in-training auction

Tattersalls Autumn Horses In Training


This year’s Horses In Training catalogue at Tattersalls lacked some of the higher-class entries of past years and Measuring Time, with his 310,000gns purchase price, was the lowest-priced top lot at the fixture for eight years. But buyers headed from far and wide to Newmarket determined to pick up the best lots on offer and horses some way below the top tier made eye-catching prices. The sale came just a few days before the European domination of the Melbourne Cup and more Australians than ever came to Tattersalls. Trainer Robert Smerdon paid his first visit to the sale while Gai Waterhouse, Chris Waller and Mike Moroney were also represented. But they found some diverse opposition from different quarters all looking for the same type of horse, typically a highlyrated scopey type with form over 10 furlongs or more. “There was a horse we really liked on the first day but JP McManus paid 250,000gns for him,” said Smerdon, who ended up

Top lot Measuring Time, by Dubai Destination, has Dubai as his destination

Tattersalls Autumn Horses In Training Top lots Name/Age/Sex/Sire


Measuring Time (3c Dubai Destination)

East Everleigh Stables

Price (gns) 310,000

Buyer Anthony Stroud Bloodstock

Verdant (4c Singspiel)

Juddmonte Farms


Stephen Hillen Bloodstock

Red Gulch (4g Kyllachy)

Ed Walker Racing


Anthony Stroud Bloodstock

Well Sharp (3c Selkirk)

Denton Hall Stables


Jonjo O’Neill Racing

Fallen Idol (4c Pivotal)

Clarehaven Stables 2


Anthony Stroud Bloodstock

Tell Dad (2g Intikhab)

East Everleigh Stables


Lakin Bloodstock

Monsieur Chevalier (4c Chevalier)

East Everleigh Stables


P J O’Gorman/Max Leverett

Naqshabban (3g Street Cry)

Bedford House Stables


Anthony Stroud Bloodstock

Arch Fire (3c Arch)

Juddmonte Farms


Stephen Hillen Bloodstock

Blissful Moment (4g Dynaformer)

Freemason Lodge Stables


Margaret O’Toole


Five-year tale Year




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buying two members of the Juddmonte draft, Verdant and Arch Fire, through Stephen Hillen. “We thought about these two and we knew they wouldn’t go cheap. We changed our thinking a bit when we got here about what we’d have to spend. We’ve definitely ended up spending more than we’d planned to – probably twice as much.” Smerdon, who left Tattersalls to return home in time to saddle Mosheen ahead of her victory in the VRC Crown Oaks at Flemington, has plans to return to the UK for future shopping trips. He said: “Prior to leaving we emailed our whole client base and explained what we were going to do and asked for expressions of interest. The response was almost overwhelming. It really surprised me. I think we’ll have no problems sorting the ownership of these horses out and I think there are perhaps people that we won’t be able to accommodate. “We knew from other people having been here that the jumping fraternity was where we’d meet our challenge. It’s so strong here. They are paying A$400,000 for a jumper and we don’t do that in our part of the world. That’s why we thought the four-year-old might be easier to buy because the jumps boys are all on the three-year-olds too. “It’s been great to get to meet people like Stephen Hillen, who bought the horses for us. Making those sort of contacts was part of the purpose of making the trip. I like to deal with people face to face. All things being equal we’ll be back next year.” Anthony Stroud and David Loder, shopping for Sheikh Mohammed’s Dubai Carnival team, were among the deepestpocketed purchasers, as were a handful of major jumping owners. Stroud bought four of the dearest ten lots, including Measuring Time and Listed winner Red Gulch, who had topped the first day of trade at 250,000gns, a decent mark-up on the 40,000gns he cost Ed Walker the previous year. Heading those being bought for an intended jumping career were Well Sharp (250,000gns) and Blissful Moment (165,000gns), who are both expected to race for JP McManus, while Tell Dad (240,000gns) is on his way to Hong Kong, having been bought by Sarah Lakin for regular clients, the Fortuna Syndicate. The top-end domestic Flat buyers often target sprinters at this sale, horses that are on less overseas shopping lists but have the potential to earn big prizes at home. One of those was Monsieur Chevalier, who was bought for 210,000gns by owner Max Leverett to join the stable of P J O’Gorman in Newmarket. THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER

Doncaster Autumn Horses In Training Top lots Name/Age/Sex/Sire


Peachey Moment (6g Stormin Fever)

Greystoke Stables

Price (£) 32,000


Bright Abbey (3g Halling)

Walter Swinburn Racing Stables


Bobby O’Ryan

Steed (4g Mujahid)

Haggswood Racing Stables


Tom Malone

Absinthe (5g King’s Best)

Walter Swinburn Racing Stables


Donald McCain

Vimiero (4g Dynaformer)

Walter Swinburn Racing Stables


Highflyer BS

Greystoke Stables

Five-year tale Year




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Top Price (£) 32,000

































Doncaster November Yearlings Top lots Sex/Breeding


f Piccolo-Smart Hostess (Most Welcome)

Manister House Stud

Price (£) 22,000

Buyer Ron Hull/ Debbie Sanderson

c Manduro-Opening Ceremony (Quest For Fame)

Oaks Farm Stables


Pat Eddery

f Pastoral Pursuits-Katy O’Hara (Komaite)

Brecongill Stud


Paul Chapman

f Medicean-Plucky (Kyllachy)

Trenchant Ltd


Bryan Smart

c Dark Angel-Credit Crunch (Caerleon)

Dunhill Stud


Nigel Tinkler Bloodstock

Five-year tale Year




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Goffs Open Yearling October Top lots Sex/Breeding


c Fracas-Madaen (Nureyev)

Cahermorris Stables

Price (€) 50,000


f Acclamation-Masaader (Wild Again)

Derrinstown Stud


BBA Ireland

c Jeremy-Ostrusa (Rustan)

Rangers Lodge


Con Marnane

f Papal Bull-Humble Fifteen (Feather Ridge)

Coolagown Stud


Hugo Merry/Brian Meehan

f Windsor Knot-Magic Melody (Petong)

Kilbragh Stud


Con Marnane

f Fracas-Taqqara (Spectrum)

Cahermorris Stables


Aidan O’Ryan

f Tamayuz-Hariya (Shernazar)

Victor Stud


Horsepark Stud

c Holy Roman Emperor-If Dubai (Stephen Got Even)

Oghill House Stud


Paul Deegan

c Excellent Art-Tohama (In The Wings)

Whitehall Stud


Aidan O’Ryan

c Antonius Pius-Quecha (Indian Ridge)

Woodleigh Stables


Pauric Williams

Bobby O’Ryan

Three-year tale Year



Clearance (%)

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Top Price (€) 50,000



















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Doncaster Autumn

Goffs October Horses In Training

Doncaster’s 2011 Autumn Sale will not be remembered as one of the more epic events staged at the South Yorkshire venue. The mixed fixture, including sections for horses in training and lower-tier yearlings, has been held at various times in October and November and this year was squeezed into two days for the smallest renewal of modern times. The horses in training section last year featured a £200,000 top lot, thanks to some

Top lots Name/Age/Sex/Sire


Sonapour (3c Alhaarth)

Copper Beech Stables

Price (€) 130,000


Takapour (3c Shamardal)

Copper Beech Stables


John McGrath

Maarek (4g Pivotal)

Kilconnel Stables


Edward Harty

Kevin Ross Bloodstock

Kayalar (3c Noverre)

Currabeg Stables


Bobby O’Ryan

Park Ranger (5g High Chaparral)

Curragh View Stables


Frank Berry

Zarzal (3g Dr Fong)

Currabeg Stables


Bobby O’Ryan

Arqana October Yearlings Top lots Sex/Breeding


c Galileo-Hidden Silver (Anabaa)

Haras des Sablonnets

Price (€) 310,000

Buyer MAB Agency

f Danehill Dancer-Alpha Lupi (Rahy)

Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard


Broadhurst Agency

c New Approach-Guardia (Monsun)

Haras de Saint Pair


Shadwell France

c Dansili-Metisse (Kingmambo)

Haras d’Etreham


Broadhurst Agency

c Dansili-Squaw Dance (Indian Ridge)

Haras de Saint Pair


Shadwell France


Three-year tale

Nicky Richards retained Peachey Moment




Clearance (%)

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Mdn (€) 20,000





























Wall to Wall Winners





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Tattersalls Ireland November Yearlings Sex/Breeding


g King’s Theatre-Cincuenta (Bob Back)

Ballincurrig House Stud

Price (€) 60,000

Highflyer Bloodstock


g Presenting-Namloc (Phardante)

Glenwood Stud


Gatterstown Stud

g High Chaparral-Dawn Bid (Mazaad)

Peria Stud


Julie Green

g King’s Theatre-The Shan Gang (Anshan)

Glenwood Stud


John O'Byrne

g Kayf Tara-Maiden Voyage (Slip Anchor)

Goldford Stud


John O'Byrne

Foals Sex/Breeding


c Yeats-Stony View (Tirol)

Ballyclerihan House Stud

Price (€)



Ben Case Ben Case

c King’s Theatre-Afdala (Hernando)

Sunnyhill Stud


c Presenting-Victoria Theatre (Old Vic)

Trench Hill Farm


Ben Case

c Yeats-Bilboa (Phantom Breeze)

Kenilworth House Stud


Aiden Murphy

c Presenting- Regal Force (King’s Ride)

Rathbarry Stud


John O'Byrne

Mares Name/Age/Sex/Sire


Price (€)


J’y Vole (8m Mansonnien)

Closutton Stables


Paul Murphy

Katmai (7m Bob Back)

Baroda & Colbinstown Studs


Trickledown Stud

Pomme Tiepy (8m Apple Tree)

Closutton Stables


Acorn Bloodstock (P/S)

Senorita Rumbalita (10m Alflora)

Baroda & Colbinstown Studs


Hollygrove Stud

Shuil Aris (10m Anshan)

Coolamurry Stud


Slaney River Stud

entries from DBS’s main shareholder the Aga Khan, but there was nothing to match that this time. The top lot, Peachey Moment, made just £32,000 when returning to trainer Nicky Richards in new ownership. The yearling section was topped at a modest £22,000 by a Piccolo filly bought by trainer Debbie Sanderson, who has taken over from George Foster at owner Ron Hull’s stable at Tickhill close to Doncaster.

Goffs October After a year off in 2010, when its October horses-in-training sale merged with Doncaster’s similar event, Goffs’ regular fixture returned with a solid trade. The top two prices both came from Aga Khan offerings. Three-year-old Sonapour was bought for €130,000 by agent Kevin Ross to go hurdling while the dual winner Takapour is staying on the Flat but heading to Hong Kong after making €115,000. There were only 104 lots offered in the Open Yearling Sale, nearly half the amount last year, and although the clearance rate was a modest 64%, the aggregate rose while the average and median shot up in price. The dearest yearling was from the first crop


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of Derrinstown Derby Trial winner Fracas and offered by Joe Joyce, who raced the sire, from Cahermorris Stables. Bobby O’Ryan successfully bid €50,000 for the colt.

Tattersalls Ireland November continued 2011




Arqana October Sale















Four lots made €200,000 or more at the Arqana October Yearling Sale, headed by a €310,000 Galileo colt knocked down to Marc-Antoine Berghracht but the figures finished marginally down on last year. The clearance rate dipped to 68.1% while the €10,327,1000 turnover dropped by 3.2%. The average dipped marginally while the median fell by €1,000 to €20,000. Shadwell headed the buyers’ lists with eight purchases for €795,000 including a €260,000 first-crop New Approach colt named Gambol.

Tattersalls Ireland November As the National Hunt breeding population downsizes, numbers offered continue to fall at the industry’s biggest outlet, Tattersalls Ireland’s November Sale.

Five-year tale Year




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Brightwells Cheltenham November Top lots Name/Age/Sex/Sire


Highly Efficient (3g Dalakhani)

Kennycourt Stud

Price (£) 170,000


Meister Eckhart (5g Flemensfirth)

Modreeny Stables


Dawn Commander (4g Mamool)

Lingstown Stables


Highflyer Bloodstock

Master of The Game (5g Bob's Return)

Skehanagh Stables


Richard Kelvin Hughes

Holywell (4g Gold Well)

Monbeg Stables


Jonjo O'Neill

Highflyer Bloodstock Gearoid Costelloe

Four-year tale Year




Clearance (%)

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Sire of 20

individual Group 1 winners including IMMORTAL VERSE winner of the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot and Prix du Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard – Jacques le Marois in 2011



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SALES CIRCUIT bumper winner when trained by Nicky Henderson for Philip and Jane Mysercough, was offered with a Presenting covering. Few buyers were busier than David Minton of Highflyer Bloodstock and he paid €60,000 on behalf of Dai Walters for the dearest yearling on offer, a King’s Theatre gelding from the family of Daylami and Dalakhani.

Walters to join Nigel Twiston-Davies. Rebecca Curtis received the other six-figure lot, dual Irish bumper winner Meister Eckhart, who made £130,000. Other owners buying included Alan Halsall, who went to £80,000 through Highflyer Bloodstock for hurdle and point-topoint winner Dawn Commander, who will join Charlie Longsdon. Richard Kelvin Hughes paid £78,000 for the point-to-point winner Master Of The Game, who went to Nicky Henderson.

Brightwells Cheltenham November There was a huge post-racing crowd at the jump season’s first top-level boutique sale on the Friday of Cheltenham’s Paddy Power meeting and its messages are likely to be replicated at the various similar events in Britain and Ireland in coming months. Trade was more selective than ever at the largest renewal of this sale, with a clearance rate of just 56.8%, but demand for the best lots was enormous, leading to a sizeable increase in turnover, average and median on 2010. Three-year-old Highly Efficient, who has yet to embark on a jumping career, topped the sale at £170,000 when bought by Dai


And although it was the smallest modernday catalogue at the Fairyhouse event, a best recent clearance rate of 62% saw the highest number of horses sold since 2008. The €11,448 average and €7,500 median reached their highest levels since 2008. Although the €7,555,350 turnover was less than a third of its 2007 equivalent, it had risen by 13.7% on last year despite fewer horses being sold. British buyers dominated the top-end trade with trainer Ben Case, who has enjoyed great success buying resale prospects for Lady Jane Grosvenor, picking up the three dearest foals. These were headed by a €100,000 first-crop son of Yeats. Bred by John O’Dwyer, the April-born colt is a three-parts brother to this year’s Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle runner-up Rock On Ruby, Staffordshire-based Paul Murphy, who breeds from his Wychnor Park Stud, paid €120,000 for the dearest mare, J’y Vole, offered from Willie Mullins’ stable. Paul Thorman of Trickledown Stud, acting for an undisclosed English breeder, paid €115,000 for Katmai, the only other six-figure mare. The half-sister to Best Mate, a Fakenham


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Unique format of South African sale on the up Almost a quarter of a century ago the first Ready To Run Sale was held in South Africa. It was only the second sale of its kind worldwide and was the brainchild of Mick Goss of Summerhill Stud. In subsequent years it has gone from strength-to-strength, with past catalogues boasting winning graduates Igugu, winner of the 2011 Durban July, and her runner-up Pierre Jourdan. The unique format of the event and the innovative approach to the marketing of the auction has made it one of the highlights of the South African calendar. Gallops are held three weeks prior to the sale. Some horses gallop at Turffontein in Johannesburg but the majority show their paces at Summerhill on a 2,400m grass track. The Summerhill gallops are eagerly anticipated and have become quite a social gathering. An invited panel of experts, which this year included Mike de Kock, former champion jockey-turned-trainer Michael Roberts, as well as American guest Kip Elser, make published selections of their top prospects. Full footage is easily available on the web for those unable to attend the gallops in person. Three-year-old graduates of the sale qualify for the Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup run over 1,400m at Turffontein the day before the sale with a purse of

R2 million (ÂŁ156,500). The winner takes a million with the balance being shared by the next nine horses home. This year, the Mike de Kock-trained Red Barrel, a colt by Right Approach, took the honours. He was a R350,000 (ÂŁ27,400) purchase at the 2010 sale, catalogued as Ararat. Despite the global economic downturn, South African buyers gave this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sale excellent support. After the gavel dropped for the final time on lot 185, 164 animals had been sold at an aggregate of just more


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Mike de Kock was on the sale panel

than R31m (ÂŁ2.4m), 31% up on the 2010 sale. The average price was R189,207 (ÂŁ14,800). Form Bloodstock paid R1.5m (ÂŁ117,000) for a colt by Royal Academy out of the Medicean mare Dubaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fairy and R1m (ÂŁ78,250) for Duke Of Medina, a son of Rock Of Gibraltor out of a Barathea mare. Both were consigned by Summerhill Sales. Three fillies fetched R900,000 (ÂŁ70,000) each â&#x20AC;&#x201C; two by El Prado and one a daughter of Rock Of Gibraltar. Overall demand for progeny of overseas sires was high, and those farms that had bravely spent abroad were well rewarded. As expected, local sires Jet Master, who died recently, Silvano and Tiger Ridge, were popular. The only Trippi, a filly from the family of Franfreluche, was sold to Form Bloodstock for R700,000 (ÂŁ55,000). The offspring of Kahaal, Mullins Bay and Stronghold were solid in the mid-range. There were horses for those on a smaller budget too â&#x20AC;&#x201C; about 40% of the catalogue sold for less than R100,000 (ÂŁ7,800) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and as history has shown, champions do come from those ranks. In 2008, Pierre Jourdan was sold for just R60,000 (ÂŁ4,700). He has gone on to win nine of his 16 starts, including the Ready To Run Cup and just over R4m (ÂŁ313,000) in stakes. The TBA team and Summerhill Stud once again put together a cracking sale and results suggest the South African bloodstock industry remains well supported. Despite global doom and gloom, dreams were on offer and buyers dug into their pockets to pay for them.

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Broodmare prices go through the roof By Sid Fernando Since the time that the bloodstock markets crumbled with the world economies in 2008, the big money for breeding stock has found safe haven in blue chip investments at mixed sales, notably in young, top-class racing fillies and the dams of elite runners. There were plenty of both on offer this year in Lexington, Kentucky, at Fasig-Tipton’s one-day boutique mixed sale on November 6, and at Keeneland’s premier first two days of its November breeding stock sale, on November 7 and 8. Yet there was a lot of head scratching, too, at some of the prices. The Edward P. Evans and Palides Investments NV dispersals were the highlights of the Keeneland sale, while FasigTipton had put together a strong but limited and eclectic offering. The sales followed two days of Breeders’ Cup races at Churchill Downs in neighbouring Louisville, Kentucky, and, as luck would have it, Palides Investments’ Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic winner Royal Delta, the pro tem leader for champion three-year-old filly, was catalogued to sell at Keeneland. With a healthy yearling sales season preceding it, the Keeneland November breeding stock sale figured to be up from last year’s low water mark for this century of $147,392,900 for 2,929 lots sold. But noone in his right mind could have predicted that the 11-day bellwether sale – down from 13 days of selling last year – would have grossed $196,056,500 for 1,628 lots through



Bill Mott with Royal Delta, sold from his stable four days after her Breeders’ Cup win

seven days ending Sunday, November 13, dispersals notwithstanding, and would be so far ahead of last year with four days to go at the time of writing. The best runner to enter the sales ring at either Fasig-Tipton or Keeneland was actually not Royal Delta nor a dispersal horse but instead Blind Luck, a gritty four-year-old filly whose rivalry with Havre De Grace earlier in the season had billed her as a onetime Horse of the Year candidate before things went wrong for her in her last start.

Last year, Blind Luck was the champion three-year-old filly, but by the time of the sale the filly from the working class – her sire, Pollard’s Vision, stood for less than $10,000 when she was conceived, and she made only $11,000 as a yearling – with six Grade 1 wins to her credit and earnings of $3,279,520, was done as a racing prospect and everyone knew it. Nevertheless, she made $2.5 million from a bid from Dr. Mark Dedomenico, who owned 50% of her before the sale and bought out his partners.

Keeneland November Top lots





f Royal Delta (Empire Maker-Delta Princess)

Chaneclair Farm (Palides Investment Dispersal)

Besilu Stables


Price ($)

m Christmas Kid (Lemon Drop Kid-Christmas Gift)

Lane’s End (Edward P Evans Dispersal)

Aisling Duignan (Coolmore)


f Quiet Giant (Giatt’s Causeway-Quiet Dance)

Lane’s End (Edward P Evans Dispersal)

Besilu Stables


m Unrivalled Belle (Unbridled’s Song-Queenie Belle)

Lane’s End (Edward P Evans Dispersal)

Brushwood Stable


f foal (Medaglia d’Oro-Quiet Dance)

Lane’s End (Edward P Evans Dispersal)

Besilu Stable


m Delta Princess (A P Indy-Lyphard’s Delta)

Chaneclair Farm (Palides Investment Dispersal)

Adena Springs


f Blind Luck (Pollard’s Vision-Lucky One)

Taylor Made Sales Agency, as agent

Mike Puhich


m Cat Moves (Tale Of The Cat-Dance Move)

Lane’s End (Edward P Evans Dispersal)

Adena Springs


f Buster’s Ready (More Than Ready-Beatem Buster)

Lane’s End (Edward P Evans Dispersal)

Wertheimer et Frere


m Weekend Strike (Smart Strike-Weekend Storm

Lane’s End (Edward P Evans Dispersal)

Barronstown Stud


m Love Me Only (Sadler’s Wells-Mariah’s Storm)

Eaton Sales, Agent

Summerwind Farm



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on a bid of $2.3m from Leonard Riggio’s My Meadowview Farm. She was one of 13 lots to make a million or more from only 79 sold versus 10 lots that cracked the million mark last year. Riggio, a North American buyer like Leon, is the chairman of bookseller Barnes & Noble, Inc., and he and others like Leon, Frank Stronach’s Adena Springs, Barbara Banke’s Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings, and Aaron and Marie Jones are adding new depth to North American buying ranks that had been noticeably weaker than foreign buyers at the top since the market crash. The average price at Fasig-Tipton was up 32% while the median had risen 54% from a year ago, but the boutique nature of FasigTipton had never been a reliable measure for comparison to Keeneland’s select sessions until this year, when the average price for 147 lots at Keeneland’s first session jumped a mind-boggling 102% while the

Benjamin Leon of Besilu Stables

Blind Luck was the last horse to sell on opening day at Keeneland and the day’s thirdhighest priced filly or mare behind two Evans dispersal mares, Christmas Kid at $4.2m to Coolmore, and Quiet Giant to Ben Leon’s Besilu for $3m. All told, an astounding 14 lots made a million or more on opening day, including three weanlings, and five of them went to Leon.

median was up by an unheard of 64%. There was a lot of price recalibrating that took place for the second session at Keeneland, with most buyers adjusting up by at least 50%. Yet even with the new maths, most expected Royal Delta to top the sale at between five and six million, not the $8.5m she made when Leon outgunned Stronach for the prized mare that became the highestpriced horse in training ever sold at Keeneland. And no one expected eight lots to make a million or more on Keeneland’s second day, either. Keeneland’s third session produced yet another million-dollar horse when Claiborne went to $1.85m for Quiet Now, a Tiznow half-sister to Horse of the Year Saint Liam. Like most of the top lots in the sale, she was from the Evans dispersal, but she is in foal to City Zip, a horse that stood for only $15,000 in 2011.

If there was any indication at all that the dispersals at Keeneland would fuel a massive rise in prices at the top of the market, it came a day earlier at Fasig-Tipton’s Kentucky selected fall mixed sale. Held the evening after the Breeders’ Cup, the facility’s parking lot was overrun to the point that attendants were lining up cars on the lawns up to the front gates as darkness fell, a sure sign that a party was about to take place. Grade 1 Coaching Club American Oaks winner Funny Moon, carrying her first foal by Uncle Mo’s sire Indian Charlie, topped the sale


Post-Cup party atmosphere

Pierre-Yves Bureau with Alain and Gérard Wertheimer, who bought Buster’s Ready

Fasig-Tipton November Top lots Sex/Name/Breeding



m Funny Moon (Malibu Moon-Fun Crowd)

Gainesway Agent

My Meadowview LLC


Price ($)

f Dubawi Heights (Dubawi-Rosie’s Posy)

Castle Park Farm LLC (Noel Murphy), Agent

Shadai Farm


m Mona De Momma (Speightstown-Society Gal)

Lane’s End, Agent

Alpha Delta Stables/R Bell, Agent


m Bonnie Blue Flag (Mineshaft-Tap Your Feet)

Taylor Made Sales Agency, Agent III

Aaron & Marie Jones (D Cauthen)


m Zaftig (Gone West-Zoftig)

Hill ‘N’ Dale Sales Agency, Agent

Wertheimer et Frère


m Cat Dancer (Storm Cat-Foppy Dancer)

Hill ‘N’ Dale Sales Agency, Agent

Stonestreet Th’bred Holdings


f A Z Warrior (Bernardini-Carson Jen)

Hill ‘N’ Dale Sales Agency, Agent

Blandford Bloodstock Ltd


f Hilda’s Passion (Canadian Frontier-Executricker)

Taylor Made Sales Agency, Agent

Xi Katsumi Yoshida


m Pachattack (Pulpit-El Laoob)

Cara Bloodstock (Bernard McCormack), Agent

Flaxman Holdings Ltd


f Crisp (El Corredor-Cat’s Fair)

Lane’s End, Agent

Adena Springs


m Miarixa (Linamix-Mrs Arkada)

Lane’s End, Agent

Blandford Bloodstock Ltd





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FEE Approved mares free €2,500 TBC $4,000 $10,000 TBC $3,500 £2,000 $3,500 $17,500 £1,250 €17,500 $17,500 $10,000 TBC 1,500 $3,500 €4,000 £7,000 €3,500 €17,500 TBC $10,000 £2,000 £1,250 $3,500 $7,500 TBC €3,000 $6,500 TBC TBC $3,500 $20,000 $15,000 $4,500 $15,000 $6,500 £2,500 Approved mares free TBC TBC €5,000 TBC €7,500 TBC £2,000 TBC £1,500 €4,500 €5,000 €3,000 $5,000 $4,000 $15,000 $7,500 TBC £2,000 £12,000 €20,000 TBC TBC TBC €5,000 $7,500 TBC €4,000 $10,000 $7,000 $7,500 €1,800 $25,000 $15,000 $3,500 $35,000 TBC $6,500 €6,000 TBC €7,500

MOVING FROM Haras d’Etreham Lane’s End JEH Stallion Station Mickley Vinery, FL Winstar Norton Grove Stud

Haras Matancilla

Ghost Ridge, PA Wood Farm Stud


Walmac Farm Hill ‘n’ Dale Irish National Stud

Gestut Karlshof Haras du Logis Wood Farm Stud Haras de la Hetraie Vinery Hedgeholme National Stud Haras du Hoguenet

Darley Darby Dan Margaux Farms National Stud

Vinery, NY Whitsbury Manor Stud

Darley Japan Signature Stallions Vinery Ghost Ridge, PA


MOVING TO COUNTRY Shadwell USA Haras du Grand Chesnaie FR Hjortebo Stud Denmark Tommy Town USA Spendthrift Farm USA A & A Ranch USA Vinery, FL USA Pastures Barn Stud UK Vinery, KY USA Vinery, NY (Sugar Maple) USA Colmer Stud UK Coolmore IRE Ashford Stud USA Lane’s End USA Park Stud CAN Norwegian National Stud NOR Vinery, NY (Sugar Maple) USA Haras de Saint Arnaud FR National Stud UK Sunnyhill Stud NI Ballylinch Stud IRE Vauterhill Stud UK Northview Stallion Station, PA USA Withyslade Farm UK Batsford Stud UK Bonita Farm USA Double Diamond Farm, FL USA Maryland Farm USA Coolagown IRE Norse Ridge Farm CAN Beech Tree Stud UK Magali Farms, CA USA Vinery, NY (Sugar Maple) USA Castleton Lyons USA Sequel Stallions, NY USA Northwest Stud USA Gainesway, KY USA Harris Farms USA Withyslade Farm UK Lisui Farm (Beijing) China Moroccan National Stud, Bouznika MOR Journeyman Stud USA Gestut Rottgen GER Ljungstorps Stud Sweden Rathbarry Stud IRE Haras de Saint-Voir FR Yorton Farm UK Highcliff Farm USA Norton Grove UK Haras du Mézeray FR Haras des Faunes FR Haras du Grand Camp FR Crestwood Farm USA Pin Oak Lane Farm USA Spendthrift Farm USA Norse Ridge Farm CAN Penn Ridge Farm USA Mickley Stud UK Darley (Dalham Hall Stud) UK Coolmore IRE Hedgeholme Stud UK Jade Bros Farm The Philippines Haras des Sablonnets FR Haras du Logis FR Darley (Jonabell) USA Ballyhane Stud IRE Kedrah House Stud IRE Lane’s End Farm USA Northview Stallion Station, PA USA Northview Stallion Station, PA USA Haras du Saz FR Spendthrift Farm USA Lane’s End Farm USA Pin Oak Lane Farm USA Ashford Stud USA Park Stud CAN Spendthrift Farm USA Haras d’Etreham FR Shadai Farm JAP Coolmore IRE


Classic Performance TAMAYUZ Being a dual Group 1 winning miler from the same Classic production line as GALILEO and SEA THE STARS, TAMAYUZ has some of the highest specifications of any young stallion currently standing at stud in Europe. His eagerly awaited first crop yearlings were very well received at the sales, fetching €170,000, 150,000gns, €140,000 (twice), etc, and averaging over €70,000. Fee for 2012: €15,000 (1st. Jan. slf)

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ROA FORUM The special section for ROA members

Fairer method to judge tracks on prize-money Michael Harris explains the Horsemen’s Group’s enhancements to the successful tariff system A new system has been developed by the Horsemen’s Group to assess the prizemoney performance of racecourses. Following the ongoing success of the tariffs in driving up prize-money, the horsemen are now broadening the means of assessment in the belief that it will provide a fairer way of measuring how much racecourses are themselves putting into prizemoney. The way the new scheme works will allow owners and trainers to make an instant judgement on a particular racecourse’s overall prize-money performance, even though the underlying basis for the assessment will rely on a broader statistically-based measure. The Horsemen’s Tariff will continue to play an important role in recommending minimum prize-money values for each class of race (see but, following consultation with the racecourses, it has been agreed each course will be assessed as follows:

1. The number of times a racecourse has met or exceeded tariff expressed as a percentage of their overall number of races. 2. The racecourse’s executive and sponsorship contribution to prize-money expressed as a percentage of the course’s total prize-money (see table on page 86).

“The new scheme will allow owners to make an instant judgement on any racecourse”

3. The average executive and sponsorship contribution made by a racecourse to prizemoney per fixture. The level at which the percentages are fixed in 1 and 2 are 90% and 40% respectively, and the average contribution to prize-money is set at a minimum level of £12,500.

Despite the broader analysis, the new system will simplify rather than complicate the task of assessing a racecourse’s prize-money performance from the owners’ and trainers’ perspective because the basis of the assessment will be as follows: • Those racecourses that meet all three of the above criteria will be nominated as Partner Racecourses. • Those racecourse that meet two of the three measures will also be given the same status if they reach agreement with the Horsemen’s Group on a plan to meet the three benchmarks within a reasonable period. Whilst the plan is active these racecourses will be nominated Associate Partner Racecourses. It is the intention of the Horsemen’s Group to work closely with Partner Racecourses and Associate Partner Racecourses to ensure they benefit from the active participation of horsemen in their race programme. The horsemen are also keen to explore other areas of co-operation that may improve the trading performance of those racecourses within these two categories. Horsemen’s Group column, pages 16-18

Badge Scheme for Owners is enhanced and streamlined Arrangements for the Racecourse Badge Scheme for Owners (RBSO) are to be streamlined for 2012. The process of activating Horseracing Privilege Cards for the scheme will no longer rely on members completing a written application. Members who qualify for the RBSO will instead have their Horseracing Privilege Card activated automatically if they qualify for the scheme. The Racecourse Association has agreed to increase the number of places available on the scheme each year from 4,000 to 4,500. Stephen Atkin, RCA Chief Executive, said: “The Badge Scheme is a significant element of the RCA’s and racecourses’ commitment to work with the ROA to encourage entry into racehorse ownership and the retention of existing owners. The new scheme brings added advantages to both ROA members and racecourses.” The three qualifying criteria which will


Clive Smith collects his owner’s badge

trigger activation of cards remain unchanged: • ROA members who are registered owners with Weatherbys • Own at least 50% of a horse registered as in full training with Weatherbys • Hold a valid Horseracing Privilege Photocard

A letter of confirmation will be sent to members when their card has been activated, with the terms and conditions of the scheme and a booklet of participating fixtures. Acceptance onto the scheme provides one complimentary members’ badge at participating fixtures to the photocard holder only. The scheme runs for 12 months from January 1 to December 31. At the same time, the ROA will be helping communicate news and plans from the racecourses which are considered of interest to racehorse owners. ROA Chief Executive Michael Harris said: “I’m delighted that this collaboration with the RCA will mean that the important benefit of the Racecourse Badge Scheme for Owners can be maximised for ROA members. “Improved communication between our respective members can only be a positive step.”


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In Brief

Ben Howe, who works for Ruth Carr, won the newcomer award this year

Stud and Stable Staff Awards: vote for your favourites now Nominations are now open for the Stud and Stable Staff Awards 2012, which are once again generously sponsored by Godolphin, with a prize fund of £120,000. The awards, run by the British Horseracing Authority and also supported by the Racing Post, will culminate in a prestigious ceremony in London on February 27. The closing date for nominations is January 3.

Owners are encouraged to nominate any stable staff whom they feel should be recognised for making a special contribution to the sport. Full details of the award categories and a copy of the nominations form to download are available at and, or contact Nicky Lander at the BHA on 020 7152 0163 or by email to

BHA delays rule change over lay betting Last month’s ROA Forum reported on a number of rule changes being introduced. Since publication of that issue, the BHA has decided to delay implementation of the proposed new rule whereby owners would be in breach if they placed lay bets on horses in the same yard in which they also have a horse in training. The implementation will now not take place until Monday April 2, 2012, having

been earmarked for November 1. The ROA’s Chief Executive Michael Harris had called for the rule to be scrapped, believing it to be a disincentive to ownership at a time when the number of owners is diminishing. More in-depth coverage of this topic appears on the ROA website,, which includes a forum for members’ feedback and views.


Festival advance ticket deadline looms

Long Run, last term’s Gold Cup hero


Cheltenham racecourse offers an early booking rate for admission tickets for the Festival 2012. Advance tickets booked by Monday, December 5 qualify for discounts in most enclosures. Further details at or telephone orders can be made to 08445 793003. The ROA will have its usual exclusive marquee for members and guests on all four days of next year’s Festival. The marquee attracts repeat visitors year after year, who enjoy the flexibility of a convenient base at jump racing’s busiest fixture. Details of how to order badges for the ROA marquee will be circulated in the New Year.

ROA membership fee 2012 We are pleased to report that the annual membership fee will not be increased in the New Year and will remain at £210. The ROA is committed to broadening its benefits and adding value to the membership subscription. A number of enhancements are planned for next year which are designed to optimise the ownership experience for members. News on these will follow in the New Year. New veterinary consultant David Ellis will step down as the ROA’s veterinary consultant and representative on the BHA’s Veterinary Committee at the end of the year, after a period of nine years in this role. He will be succeeded by David Dugdale, a partner at the Newmarket Equine Hospital, in both roles. Bottle offer Looking for a Christmas gift for a racing devotee? Introduce a friend to the ROA and you will both be sent a bottle of La Reserve Claret 2006, a superb red wine. Please email or call the ROA office on 020 7152 0200 and quote ‘friend’ with your name and membership number. Greatwood draw Greatwood is holding a Christmas Draw, to win one of three cash prizes of £2,500, £500 and £250. Tickets are priced at just £1. The centre rescues and rehabilitates former racehorses, and educates children and young people with special needs. All sold ticket stubs must be returned to Greatwood no later than Monday, December 5 in order to be entered into the draw which will take place on Monday, December 12. To order your tickets contact Melanie on 01672 514535. Christmas arrangements The ROA office will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, but will be manned on December 28, 29 and 30. The office will reopen for 2012 on Tuesday, January 2.


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Diary dates and reminders JANUARY 1 Racecourse Badge Scheme for Owners 2012 The new scheme begins. Members will be sent a letter of confirmation and fixture booklet when their card has been activated.

MARCH 13-16 Marquee at the Festival Exclusive marquee for members and their guests. Details of how ROA members can order badges for the ROA marquee will be circulated in January. For details of discounted admission tickets, see page 83.

JUNE 19-23 Royal Ascot facility The ROA will have a superb facility for members and guests for the five days. The facility will be located in the Grandstand, and appropriate for Grandstand and Royal Enclosure admission.

JULY 10 Annual General Meeting The ROA AGM falls a little later than usual next year, at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower hotel in Knightsbridge, London. The formal business of the AGM will be followed by a members and guests lunch. Booking details for the lunch will be circulated to members.

ROA/RCA car parking label This allows members to park in the owners’ and trainers’ car park at most meetings. Labels are not sent out automatically and members are invited to make an application for next year’s label. Forms have been sent out, but members can alternatively apply at in the Members’ Only area. Members are required to register to access this part of the website, but the process is simple. Requests for labels can also be made via the ROA office on 020 7152 0200 or by emailing


Kevin Kirkup If owner Kevin Kirkup had one wish it would be for racing to start over, with the horsemen negotiating with bookmakers and tracks for a better deal for providing the entertainment. “I think the time has come for shock tactics,” he said. “I often think about whether owners in a particular race should take horses to the races, but as they are parading just take them away and say, ‘We’re not prepared to race for this ridiculous sum of money.” Kirkup, an osteopath since 1995, and who runs a clinic in Chester-le-Street, says his money to fund his ownership interests will last until the middle of next season and if earnings don’t cover the cost of keeping horses in training, he will have to sell. “There must be hundreds, if not thousands, of smaller owners in my position, who, if their horses do not pay their way, will have to make cutbacks,” he said. Kirkup has been in the game for seven years, graduating from a share in Beamsley Beacon to owning around eight horses, notably The Osteopath, Osteopathic Remedy and Kaptain Kirkup, whom he sold for 155,000gns. He has enjoyed 22 winners in six years with trainer Michael Dods. “My first taste of racing came in my twenties, when my father organised trips to the races – the Leger, Ebor and such like – though I remember my grandfather watching racing on television and names like Arkle being around,” he said. “My wife had an interest in horseracing too and used to go to

Beverley, Carlisle and Ripon, and I suppose I gradually drifted into ownership. I thought to be an owner you needed to be someone special with lots of money, but you don’t. Having said that, prize-money is now a joke. “Bookmakers are parasites in having moved offshore to avoid tax and levy, and some tracks disgust me in attracting, for example, 27,000 people paying £30 to get in on a ladies’ day and offering total prize-money of £44,000. Things like that make me angry. “How long can owners go on subsidising racing? There are far too many fixtures, and bookmakers and racecourses appear to be in cahoots. Tracks are downgrading races and lowering prizemoney.” As with many, it is the extreme pleasure of the few ‘highs’ that grips Kirkup, one such moment coming at York last May when Kaptain Kirkup landed a decent handicap. “The best thing about being an owner is winning a quality race at a track like York,” he explained. “The excitement of watching him go clear of good horses to score by more than three lengths, combined with the possibilities of where to go next, made that the best day I’ve had. “The Osteopath was my first horse outright and Osteopathic Remedy has won nine times for me, while I have Mistress Of Rome – who won recently –and three other two-year-olds, a Marju filly, Moss Vale colt and Dutch Art filly, who haven’t made it to the track this season. I’ve also just bought two yearling colts, by Captain Rio and Dr Fong.”

“The best thing about

being an owner is winning a quality race at a track like York”

DID YOU KNOW? Q: Where can owners find information on going, weather news, non-runners, ratings and photo finishes all in one place? A: The BHA has a useful resource at toolbox/


Kaptain Kirkup in the York winner’s enclosure with (from left) trainer Michael Dods, Suzanne Kirkup, Tom Eaves, Charlotte Ramage and owner Kevin Kirkup






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Racecourse League Table Ptn Racecourse

Racecourse ownership

Exec + Sponsors (£)

1 Chester I 938,384 2 Cheltenham JCR 3,263,420 3 Cartmel I 132,968 4 Ascot I 6,623,565 5 Ffos Las North 572,150 6 Ripon I 437,849 7 Aintree JCR 1,747,360 8 Bath North 294,638 9 Hereford North 220,716 10 Newton Abbot I 364,770 11 Musselburgh I 579,632 12 Perth I 286,719 13 York I 2,669,518 14 Hamilton Park I 368,064 15 Fakenham I 171,247 16 Goodwood I 1,602,734 17 Worcester Arena 192,789 18 Beverley I 328,339 19 Thirsk I 285,685 20 Epsom Downs JCR 1,332,631 21 Haydock Park JCR 1,340,054 22 Salisbury I 356,047 23 Chepstow North 427,545 24 Ayr I 722,066 25 Wincanton JCR 357,214 26 Brighton North 211,715 27 Yarmouth North 299,299 28 Carlisle JCR 312,480 29 Catterick Bridge I 260,236 30 Market Rasen JCR 303,772 31 Leicester I 382,811 32 Sandown Park JCR 1,100,492 33 Pontefract I 313,746 34 Doncaster Arena 1,569,288 35 Uttoxeter North 272,349 36 Nottingham JCR 275,296 37 Bangor-on-Dee I 175,191 38 Stratford-on-Avon I 248,017 39 Taunton I 203,153 40 Newmarket JCR 3,339,350 41 Kempton Park JCR 1,385,091 42 Sedgefield North 165,933 43 Wetherby I 215,491 44 Newbury I 1,298,052 45 Windsor Arena 333,195 46 Kelso I 160,332 47 Fontwell Park North 212,283 48 Newcastle North 411,293 49 Warwick JCR 307,908 50 Folkestone Arena 182,979 51 Wolverhampton Arena 791,585 52 Redcar I 212,077 53 Plumpton I 140,578 54 Southwell Arena 451,451 55 Huntingdon JCR 131,568 56 Lingfield Park Arena 713,866 57 Exeter JCR 182,378 58 Ludlow I 103,582 59 Hexham I 94,260 60 Towcester I 86,824 Total 42,464,021


% of Total

Levy Board (£)

63.7 435,770 60.2 1,354,335 59.3 70,450 59.2 2,048,795 57.3 331,370 57.3 243,931 57.1 857,650 56.9 173,410 56.6 119,202 55.8 288,735 55.7 369,067 55.5 204,500 52.8 1,163,360 52.6 275,710 52.0 156,360 50.4 1,146,840 50.2 137,500 49.7 261,270 49.2 199,459 48.6 622,460 48.0 1,032,670 47.9 292,450 47.8 351,010 47.0 592,435 46.4 342,680 43.6 229,680 43.5 297,220 43.1 326,170 43.1 280,310 42.8 345,265 42.7 389,965 42.4 1,110,508 41.9 367,390 41.8 1,180,032 40.9 308,420 40.8 277,970 40.6 231,715 40.6 309,080 39.5 271,075 38.6 2,340,820 38.5 1,779,015 38.2 232,250 38.2 299,066 37.9 1,481,470 37.4 452,980 37.1 231,938 36.9 310,118 36.6 555,480 35.5 439,728 34.1 308,711 34.0 1,248,225 31.4 218,086 30.7 283,158 28.6 999,385 28.3 284,322 28.3 1,528,168 27.0 417,232 26.7 248,790 26.6 223,150 21.4 286,070 46.3 33,164,381

% of Total

Owners (£)

% of Total

29.6 85,851 25.0 807,615 31.4 20,696 18.3 2,518,926 33.2 90,269 31.9 63,921 28.0 455,876 33.5 42,785 30.6 45,781 44.2 0 35.4 84,677 39.6 22,050 23.0 1,222,740 39.4 55,869 47.4 0 36.1 422,946 35.8 39,477 39.6 54,792 34.3 63,156 22.7 785,284 37.0 383,894 39.4 71,441 39.2 104,726 38.5 215,709 44.6 63,787 47.3 42,385 43.2 69,108 45.0 72,661 46.4 48,004 48.6 61,346 43.5 91,119 42.8 384,445 49.1 52,816 31.4 958,715 46.4 76,102 41.2 80,403 53.6 23,302 50.6 54,110 52.7 37,539 27.0 2,953,982 49.4 330,283 53.5 36,032 53.0 45,263 43.3 559,542 50.9 95,025 53.7 32,903 53.9 51,488 49.4 141,869 50.7 98,399 57.5 42,610 53.6 192,515 32.3 231,540 61.9 33,994 63.2 103,596 61.1 46,530 60.5 199,778 61.7 65,917 64.1 35,809 62.9 30,235 70.4 33,436 36.2 15,135,069

5.8 14.9 9.2 22.5 9.0 8.4 14.9 8.3 11.7 0 8.1 4.3 24.2 8.0 0 13.3 10.3 8.3 10.9 28.7 13.8 9.6 11.7 14 8.3 8.7 10.1 10.0 8.0 8.6 10.2 14.8 7.1 25.6 11.4 11.9 5.4 8.9 7.3 34.1 9.2 8.3 8.0 16.4 10.7 7.6 8.9 12.6 11.4 7.9 8.3 34.3 7.4 6.6 10.0 7.9 9.7 9.2 8.5 8.2 16.5

Total (£)

Total 2009-10 % total Up/ (£) 2009-10 down

1,472,255 1,532,548 5,425,371 5,711,233 224,114 241,000 11,191,286 8,912,297 998,789 1,044,430 764,701 828,731 3,060,886 3,130,279 517,833 627,930 390,149 436,399 653,505 657,891 1,041,376 1,201,977 516,269 608,937 5,055,618 5,097,315 699,643 740,440 329,607 370,700 3,181,020 3,551,270 384,366 559,000 660,401 829,991 580,800 722,240 2,740,375 3,080,648 2,789,618 3,478,633 742,738 890,624 895,181 1,129,552 1,537,710 1,824,435 769,181 748,664 485,380 594,274 687,427 710,850 724,811 883,611 604,050 738,559 710,383 900,822 896,095 1,174,610 2,595,445 3,425,798 748,752 889,305 3,752,185 4,407,418 665,371 925,243 674,169 749,850 431,958 729,063 611,207 811,557 514,667 517,106 8,661,152 9,291,107 3,599,732 4,725,258 434,215 475,137 564,570 662,565 3,420,814 3,913,096 890,500 1,073,333 431,973 626,797 575,689 796,212 1,123,342 1,387,547 867,235 890,179 537,300 566,529 2,330,425 3,019,851 675,603 853,046 457,730 568,292 1,581,132 2,195,236 465,420 760,241 2,523,962 3,684,812 676,527 721,652 388,181 642,487 354,645 540,323 406,330 541,766 91,691,164 103,350,694

40.2 52.4 27.1 46.1 20.8 33.0 51.8 26.0 3.0 25.9 33.1 22.2 45.5 34.3 25.1 37.2 8.3 32.5 25.9 42.1 38.6 26.7 24.4 33.2 13.8 15.7 21.9 26.1 15.8 14.2 21.5 33.5 25.8 31.0 8.5 20.2 20.3 25.0 12.8 33.0 14.8 5.0 22.2 27.4 26.0 22.0 11.7 26.0 14.0 11.2 3.5 15.3 6.2 0.9 12.4 16.5 16.3 19.4 14.5 7.3 29.9

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In order of racecourses’ percentage contributions to overall prize-money. Figures relate to prizemoney for the 12-month period November 1, 2010 to October 31, 2011

EXPLANATION This table sets out the three main contributors to prizemoney with percentages of the total: 1 Racecourses’ executive and sponsorship; 2 Levy Board; 3 Owners. A small additional contribution is also made by the Divided Race Fund and the BHA Development Fund. The order is taken from the percentage in the second column of figures. This shows how much each course has contributed to prize-money, expressed as a percentage of their overall prize-money. The arrows at the end of each line are based on a comparison between the percentages for the two rolling year periods. If a racecourse has improved its position by this criteria it receives a green ‘up’ arrow. If the year-on-year percentage has decreased it receives a red ‘down’ arrow. Note: All of the figures are produced on an ‘as originally programmed’ basis, i.e. where any transferred fixtures were originally programmed rather than where the fixtures have actually taken place. However, any transferred BHA ‘National’ fixtures and ‘Regional’ fixtures are attributed to the courses where the fixtures have actually taken place. ABANDONMENTS: These occasionally distort performances relating to a track’s fixtures. The year-onyear percentage comparison on which this table is based can place tracks in a worse light than they deserve.

OWNERSHIP KEY JCR Jockey Club Racecourses

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Why go anywhere else? The Keeneland Horses

of All Ages Sale Monday, January 9 - Saturday, January 14

Keeneland Association, Inc. P.O. Box 1690, Lexington, KY 40588-1690 • 4201 Versailles Rd, Lexington, KY 40510 • Tel 859 254-3412 • Fax 859 288-4348

European representative:

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TBA FORUM The special section for TBA members

Watson a valued asset at Manor Farm Stud The final TBA Stud Staff Award of 2011 goes to Mandy Watson, Stud Groom at George Hartigan’s Manor Farm Stud near Olney in Bedfordshire. Employed there for 34 years, Watson takes responsibility for all aspects of the stud operation, caring for broodmares, foals and young stock being brought on to race or sell. This involves early education, sales preparation, starting young horses prior to pre-training and rest and recuperation of racehorses at the farm. She is also responsible for veterinary management, as well as organising passport administration, worming and vaccinations. In short, she oversees everything necessary for the smooth running of the stud. To remain a loyal employee for such a long period of time is rare these days and Watson is greatly valued by Hartigan, who said: “I cannot say how lucky I am to have such a good person to look after and run the stud. Without her the whole thing would not only be no fun and a financial disaster, but quite impossible!”

Mandy Watson receives her award from TBA Chairman Kirsten Rausing

TBA website If you haven’t had a look at the TBA website recently, then you should visit to catch up on TBA news and access all the latest information for breeders. Recent additions to the site include the TBA Bloodstock Taxation Guide, the latest Employment Law Newsletter and Health and Safety news. To read the Members Only pages you will need a username and password – just go to the home page and click on the brown TBA icon to register your details. An email newsletter is sent regularly from Stanstead House, so please let us have your correct email address to make sure that you keep up with the pace!

Lingfield Park Breeders’ Day Graham Paxton of Darley: the 2011 winner of the Stud Staff Category at the awards

The Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards Nominations for the Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards opened on November 14 and will remain open until January 3, with the awards ceremony taking place on Monday, January 27.


For more information, please visit, send an email to or text ‘Awards’ to 07554 400150.

Fifty TBA and NGC members were able to enjoy a busy day at the races thanks to the generosity of Lingfield Park. The day not only consisted of two Listed races but demonstrations from Gary Witheford about his natural horsemanship methods, tours of the racecourse, plus talks from the course vets and farriers about their role on race day. Our thanks to the team at Lingfield for their hospitality.


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Political round-up: Cathy McGlynn In mid-October the European Commission published its legal proposals for the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy. Naturally, for the many thoroughbred breeders who receive the Single Farm Payment, this development is of great importance. The proposals have left most stakeholders disappointed. ‘Green groups’ said that the proposals did not go far enough towards putting an end to intensive farming practices, and farming groups said that there was nothing to improve the profitability of the farming sector. For the thoroughbred breeding sector there are some changes which could be positive, such as the increased emphasis on support for the maintenance of permanent pasture land. Other proposals, such as the move to narrow the definition of active farmer, need to be carefully watched to ensure that horse breeding is not unintentionally (or even intentionally) excluded. The European Commission, and indeed other European governments, consider that horse breeding is definitely an agricultural activity. As we know, UK governments and devolved administrations have not always been so positive in their support of horse breeding, and of course, the Single Farm Payment in Scotland excludes horse breeders. We hope that the proposals in this document to move away from the different systems of the Single Payment Scheme towards a new ‘Basic Payment Scheme’ might correct this anomaly. Other key points of the proposals which could be relevant to breeders include a new ‘Green Payment’ for preserving long-term productivity and ecosystems – spending 30%

of direct payments specifically for the improved use of natural resources including maintenance of permanent pasture. There is also a proposed measure for stimulating rural employment and entrepreneurship with  a series of measures to stimulate economic activity in rural areas and encourage local development initiatives. For example, a ‘starter kit’ will be created to support microenterprise projects with funding up to €70,000 over five years. The approval of the different regulations and implementing acts is expected by the end of 2013, with a view to having the CAP reform in place as from January 1, 2014. Therefore, it is a TBA priority for the next year to be active on this issue at local, national and European level. We certainly hope we can count on the active support of the local Newmarket area MP, James Paice, as he is also the Minister of State in DEFRA directly responsible for this issue – while some of the changes will mean that decisions are taken directly in Brussels it will most probably be the case that national governments will still have a significant decisive role in how CAP funds such as Single Farm Payments are distributed, and to whom. The TBA will also be active on behalf of its members in Brussels through its position as one of the leading members of the European Federation of Thoroughbred Breeders’ Associations. This work will include not only the aforementioned CAP proposals but also other issues including the outcome of the Gambling Green Paper and the forthcoming Commission review of the Animal Welfare in Transport Regulation.

Diary dates DECEMBER 6-8 TBA Stud Farming Course Don’t miss the unique opportunity to learn from the experts at this year’s TBA Stud Farming Course, which takes place at the British Racing School from Tuesday to Thursday, December 6-8. From the reproductive management of the mare through to treatment of limb deformities via disease control, grassland management and nutrition, the course covers a wide range of topics vital for good stud farm management. It also offers delegates an excellent forum in which to exchange ideas and pick the brains of our first class speakers, and provides an ideal staff training opportunity. Registration is open up to December 5; for further information, contact Christine Standley at the TBA on or telephone 01638 661321.

FEBRUARY 2 TBA Stallion Parade Preceding the start of the February Sale, the TBA, in conjunction with Tattersalls, will hold its popular Stallion Parade, providing a wonderful opportunity for mare owners to view a number of stallions from around the country in one place. Following the parade the stallions will be available for individual viewings. For further details contact Pauline Stoddart at the TBA on or 01638 661321.

TBA NEW MEMBERS Mrs S Faulkner, Greater Manchester. M Houldsworth Esq, Gloucestershire. Miss C Parkins, Oxfordshire. Ms M Watson, Buckinghamshire. J Werthenbach Esq, Suffolk.

New race sponsorship supports quality The Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association Conditions Stakes was run over the Rowley Mile at Newmarket on Wednesday, October 19 and offered a total prize fund of £18,000. Inler (Red Ransom ex Wedding Gift), trained by Brian Meehan and bred by Dermot and Jack Cantillon and Courtney and Kate Canning, won the race under Jimmy Fortune. TBA Chief Executive Louise Kemble said:


“The TBA was able to extend its support for both veterinary research and bloodstock promotion in 2011 and this included race sponsorship. “The Board took the view that through direct sponsorship the TBA reinforced its commitment to ensure that in spite of declining levy funding, Britain must retain its international reputation for quality racing. In

order to do so, our pattern races must be underpinned by a race programme offering sufficient, well-funded race opportunities to test the British racehorse population. “The TBA hopes to extend this support in 2012, whilst a similar initiative is also underway to support additional black type opportunities for mares under National Hunt rules.”


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Grade 1 hurdle winner United with her Shirocco foal; she is currently in foal to Shade Oak Stud resident Black Sam Bellamy

The TBA Elite NH Mares Incentive Scheme 2012 Rating of mare or progeny produced

High Potential NH Sires (defined as being aged 15 years or under and having achieved an official rating of 110+)

Proven NH Sires/High Quality Stallions (defined as having already produced a National Hunt performer rated 150+ or a Flat Group 1 winner; or having been Group 1-placed over ten furlongs or more)

Mare rated 135+ or dam of 150+ performer

Three free nominations available to each stallion in this category. If free nomination to selected stallion is not available, scheme pays 50% of advertised fee up to maximum of £2,500

50% of stallion fee to a maximum of £2,500

Mare rated 125 -134 or dam of 140-149 performer

Three free nominations available to each stallion in this category. If free nomination to selected stallion is not available, scheme pays 50% of advertised fee up to maximum of £1,500

No award

Should the demand exceed the funds allocated for the scheme, or levy funds be reduced to the extent that the scheme becomes untenable, the TBA reserves the right to withdraw or amend the scheme at any time


The TBA has recently published a booklet to give jumps breeders a comprehensive guide to the HBLB-funded TBA Elite National Hunt Mares Incentive Scheme for 2012. The owners of eligible mares will shortly be contacted by the TBA, but if you believe you have an eligible mare and would like further details please get in touch. Robert Waley-Cohen, Chairman of the TBA National Hunt Committee, said: “The aim of the scheme is to underline to mare owners the quality of stallions available in this country and to give a valuable incentive to TBA members who own such mares to cover them with the best from the ranks of young or proven stallions in Britain. “It will reward those mares proven on the racecourse or at stud, and in this way I firmly believe the scheme will directly increase the quality of jumps horses being bred here in Britain.” The accompanying table gives an outline of the scheme. For full details please contact Stanstead House to request a booklet. The scheme is for British-based mares aged 18 years and under (born 1994 or later) that have achieved a defined level of National Hunt racing performance, or that have produced National Hunt runners of a defined level, and are owned by members of the Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association. The mare owner is responsible for paying the applicable VAT. THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER

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Breeders’ Prizes Flat HBLB Breeders’ Prizes worth £700 or more Breeder






Mr & Mrs K W Grundy, Mr & Mrs P Hopper


Deacon Blues

Compton Place




Bond Thoroughbred Corporation


Move In Time

Monsieur Bond




Burns Farm Stud


Blanche Dubawi


Dixie Belle



Phil Jen Racing


Chilworth Lad





Toby Barker



Bahamian Bounty

Lauren Louise



New England, Mount Coote & P Barrett



Oasis Dream




Meon Valley Stud


Avon Lady


Delightful Rhythm



Shirocco Star


Spectral Star



Al Saham


Local Spirit




Miss K Rausing

Prize (£)

Based on date money was paid








Caravan Rolls On


Grain Only



Whitsbury Manor Stud & Pigeon House Stud


Pastoral Player

Pastoral Pursuits




Cheveley Park Stud Ltd







Mr Anthony Reed




Tawny Way



R Phillips and Tweenhills Farm And Stud


Gentle Lord


Soft Touch



T J Billington







A H Bennett



Royal Applause

Savannah Belle



Shadwell Estate Company Limited







W and R Barnett Ltd



Oasis Dream

Capistrano Day



Jenny Hall Bloodstock Ltd


Usain Colt

Royal Applause

Bright Vision



Bjorn E Nielsen


Priceless Jewel


My Branch



Chippenham Lodge Stud




Wannabe Grand



Jump HBLB Breeders’ Prizes worth £1500 or more Breeder






Mrs L M Northover

Prize (£)


Arthurian Legend


Be My Adelina



Guy Reed and Mrs A H Daniels


Paint The Clouds





W P Jenks







R G Percival And R Kent


That’ll Do

Beat All

Forever Shineing



See the table of breeders' prizes effective as from January 1 on the TBA website,



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Words Alan Yuill Walker


Sheikh Abdulla Bin Isa Al-Khalifa


Back in the mists of time, John Warren bought the Cheshire and Lancashire Oaks winner One Over Parr as an ageing broodmare and this cleverly named own-sister to 1974 Oaks winner Polygamy now features as the fourth dam of Racing Post Trophy hero Camelot. “This is a fascinating example of the extraordinary continuity that can occur in bloodstock breeding,” said Warren. “We named Camelot’s third dam Fade as she proved to have a fading heart. Having failed the vet as a yearling she at one time became a permanent resident with Twink Allen at the Equine Fertility Unit so that students could become familiar with a chronic heart condition.” Despite being born with “a nasty hind leg”, Camelot’s grandam Fickle became a Listed winner for John and Carolyn Warren, while her daughter Tarfah won a Group 3 for Camelot’s breeder Sheikh Abdulla Bin Isa Al-Khalifa from Bahrain, who wins six sacks of Blue Chip Pro, to help prepare youngstock for the sales, and some Blue Chip clothing. “He keeps four mares at Highclere and he has been a close friend and client for about 20 years,” Warren continued. “It was certainly an act of faith to send Fickle to Kingmambo in the USA, the mating that produced Tarfah. At the time Kingmambo’s fee was probably $100,000.” Camelot: easy winner of the Group 1 Racing Post Trophy

At present, Tarfah has a yearling filly by Cape Cross, who is being retained, and is back in foal to Camelot’s sire Montjeu. This year she produced a colt by Pivotal but sadly he died. Meanwhile the Warrens, who retained Fade until she died in the summer of 2004, have two of Fickle’s half-sisters as broodmares, Eve and Birdie. This female family has certainly made a handsome contribution to Highclere’s top ranking at Tattersalls’ October Yearling Sale Book 1. Camelot himself realised 525,000gns. In 2009 his half-sister Ideal sold for 240,000gns and in 2004 the Warrens obtained 360,000gns for Camelot’s close relative Extreme Measures (Montjeu – Fade).



Marie Matthews The proud owner/breeder of Tangerine Trees, recent winner of the Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp, is Marie Matthews, from South Cave in East Yorkshire. A quarter-share in the horse belongs to her good friend Patricia Barrell, a retired nurse, and they race as the Tangerine Trees Partnership. Back in April, Tangerine Trees, whose name comes from a line in The Beatles’ ‘Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds’, had won the Palace House Stakes, the race immediately after Frankel’s 2,000 Guineas victory, on his Group race debut. This he followed with victory in the Listed Beverley Bullet Sprint Stakes. “A great thrill at my local course,” said Matthews. At Newmarket, trainer Bryan Smart predicted that the son of Mind Games could well go to the top of the sprinting tree, notwithstanding the fact that up until then the six-year-old gelding had excelled at Hamilton Park, where he had a race named after him the very next day. Smart had already won the Palace House Stakes with Captain Gerrard in 2008 and Mind Games himself won the same event for another





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w w w. t h e t b a . c o . u k northern trainer, Jack Berry, in 1995. A noted sire of two-year-olds, Mind Games completed his final covering season at Bearstone Stud last year. Matthews has certainly enjoyed a rollercoaster ride since acquiring Easy To Imagine, the dam of Tangerine Trees, as an unraced two-year-old for 5,200gns at the 2002 Doncaster November Sales. Offered by her breeder, the late Maktoum Al Maktoum of Gainsborough Stud, the filly must have been highly regarded, having been in training with Sir Michael Stoute. “I chose her on my own judgement,” Matthews explained. “I thought she had a wonderful pedigree and, despite being unraced, had the potential to make a broodmare. “I have been involved in breeding for a few years, but Tangerine Trees is obviously the best winner I have bred. “Nowadays I board my two mares with Tim and Lynda Hollinshead at their Longdon Stud in Staffordshire. Easy To Imagine is now in foal to Kheleyf and has a colt foal by Captain Gerrard.” She added: “I really breed to sell, but because I tend to go to unfashionable sires it’s sometimes difficult to find a buyer. Tangerine Trees went to the Doncaster October Yearling Sales when I bought him back for £8,000. For him to go and win the Prix de l’Abbaye is totally unbelievable and a great credit to Bryan Smart and all concerned.” Easy To Imagine (Cozzene – Zarani Sidi Anna) was bred in the USA and hails from a strong American distaff family. Zarani Sidi Anna was a smart three-year-old for the Stoute/Maktoum combination and she was out of a half-sister to Bates Motel and Hatim, one of the first notable horses trained by Jeremy Tree for Khalid Abdullah.

Super sprinter Tangerine Trees triumphs at Longchamp

TRINITY PARK STUD NEW SEASON, NEW STUD Now taking mares for the 2012 breeding season, walk-in’s also welcome. 115 acres of the finest rolling pasture, located in the heart of the Berkshire countryside, only a few miles from the M4 and within easy reach of the best equine facilities in the UK. This is the perfect location for your breeding stock this season.

NEEDING A PLACE FOR YOUR YEARLINGS TO HAVE SOME TIME OUT AFTER THE SALES? Let them relax and grow at Trinity Park Stud, the perfect location for any horse. Quarantines also available. Visit our website for more information at or contact Rebecca Marsh on mobile: +44 (0)7857 608 609 e-mail:



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Be there... NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 1 Tattersalls December Mares Sale Once the scene of many a multi-million pound sale, if this year’s yearling market is anything to go by and with the likes of Miss Keller and Jacqueline Quest in the catalogue, we could be in for something special.

Social events key to Club’s solid growth

DECEMBER 1 ROA Awards, Hilton, Park Lane NGC members are invited to purchase tickets for the ROA/ Horseracing Awards at the reduced price of £75 per person (from an original price of £140). The black tie event includes a champagne reception, three-course meal and awards ceremony followed by dancing and a casino.

DECEMBER 26 King George VI Chase, Kempton Park Watch our new NGC President in action as he bids to retain his crown aboard Gold Cup and last year’s King George winner, Long Run.

JANUARY 1 Dipper Novices’ Chase, Cheltenham What better way to toast the New Year than soaking up the atmosphere at National Hunt HQ. Register for the NGC at

Lingfield provided an interesting behind-the-scenes look at life on the racecourse

Talking Point... Martin Kelly, Presenter and journalist

“Champions’ Day was such a tremendous success with the planets aligning to provide wonderful weather and the best of our industry proving themselves on track. The closing apprentice handicap was at odds with the rest of the day as familiarity of the horses and jockeys in the feature races was an appealing aspect for racegoers. I would much prefer to see a high-class handicap for professional jockeys which would be a greater pull for punters. More could also be made of the close-circuit TV service. “One simple idea which I was impressed with while at Flemington for the Melbourne Cup was the use of a bookmakers price board to illustrate prices and price changes. This could be of enormous benefit to racegoers and


What changes or improvements if any would you like to see introduced to British Champions’ Day next year?

something which could also be used on a wider scale during broadcast TV coverage.”

Tom Kerr, Racing Post

“Happily Champions’ Day was executed so well, and such was the support from trainers and racegoers, that against all the odds it emerged from its year one genesis seemingly fully-rounded and developed. “If there was any aspect that felt lacking it was the closing race for apprentices: a brilliant event to have on a high-profile card but hardly a fitting finale. Why not put the Long Distance Cup last and let the popular stayers play the final scene? Or, if the organisers dare have their big race overshadowed by a mad dash for the trains, do as the Americans and Emiratis do and put the big race where it ought to be – at the meeting’s climax.”

James Knight, Odds-compiler, Coral

“It was a great day this year, but I would like to see British Champions’ Day raise the bar again and effectively become the Turf World Championships. In order to attract the best international horses it needs more Group 1s, so getting an upgrade for the Champion Spint and Fillies and Mares is vital. “In terms of increasing the crowd, the prize-money and the buzz of the day, the British Champions’ Series team should focus on the aspirational side of the sport and attempt to attract celebrities and big name luxury-goods sponsors as they do in Australia for the Melbourne Cup. Top-class racing mixed with a high profile social event will see British Champions’ Day become a fantastic end of season highlight.”


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ome may not have been built in a day but the past month has seen a few additional bricks added to the Next Generation Club framework, a structure that continues to grow in strength and stature. The announcement of Gold Cup-winning Jockey Sam Waley-Cohen as President of the Club has helped to create interest amongst the wider industry whilst providing the perfect hook for our ‘Launch the Future’ drinks event hosted at Cavallino Bar last month.

“The favourable boy-

girl ratio was not the chief motivating factor for his attendance ” Despite the fact that I managed to squeeze into the line-up alongside our esteemed hosts Nick Luck and Rishi Persad, the event was a huge success and the pull of hearing from the superhuman amateur jockey and entrepreneur Sam Waley-Cohen (that and a few free drinks courtesy of our kind sponsors The Jockey Club and Juddmonte Farms) proved enough to pack the place full of racing’s enthusiastic young pretenders.

Lorna Fowler, Racing UK and Timeform Radio presenter

“Very sadly I was not able to attend the first Champions’ Day, but it could not have been given a better write-up by those who did attend. With any event, tweaking is inevitable but the races were the right conditions and the right prize-money! I know some felt that the apprentice race was out on a limb in terms of quality, but rather than look to revising having an apprentice race, I would make the quality of it better (to Listed or Group status) and put it at the beginning of the card. UK racing is all about bringing through young jockeys and therefore its right to showcase our emerging talent on the most valuable day in the calendar.”


Last month also saw NGC members take advantage of the kind hospitality provided by Lingfield Park racecourse for one of their premier race days. With free entry and access to a private suite, members not only benefitted from the luxury vantage point for a quality eight-race card but they also enjoyed all the benefits of the racecourse’s inaugural Racing and Breeding Day. A behind-the-scenes tour of the racecourse kicked off the day followed by a fascinating demonstration from ‘Horse Whisperer’ Gary Witheford, not to mention a few winners provided by Hot To Trot Racing Club’s Sam Hoskins. Attendees had the chance to socialise with members they had already come across at previous events, a benefit outlined by the

shrewd Tom March. The only colt among a harem of fillies, Tom was one of four of the NGC members interviewed on At The Races. The Cambridge University student who is responsible for founding the university racing club assured me that the favourable boy-girl ratio was not the chief motivating factor for his attendance. “I think racing is often seen as a sport for men and old people so it’s great to be able to get more young people involved and to come to these events and meet like-minded people,” he said. “I also went to the Tattersalls sales event a couple of weeks ago and I feel I’ve made some good contacts.” It seems the benefits of attending a Next Generation Club event are tenfold. No wonder they are so oversubscribed!

Student diary STEPHEN HEATH Darley Flying Start As a part of the next generation of thoroughbred enthusiasts, our challenge is very much to highlight the aspects of our sport that make it a rewarding choice for hobbyists and career-minded people alike. There is no question that our own passion for horseracing is alive and well, but the sport undoubtedly has issues in raising this passion in a large enough number of people which will not only ensure that it continues into the distant future, but that it thrives while doing so. This issue formed the focus of the annual Darley Flying Start conference at the Keadeen Hotel on the final evening of the Irish phase of the programme. We were asked to come up with ‘blue sky’ ideas and suggestions for the Darley Irish Oaks of 2012 that might help to attract the crowds that such a relentlessly high-quality race deserves. Ideas were wide-ranging, and it was a great experience to be a part of an event where a vision of a successful future for horse racing was so central to the wishes of everybody involved. As young people who love horseracing, we each have an obligation to play our part in its future success, and that can be as simple as making sure that we take as many of our non-racing friends to the races as possible – I am yet to hear of someone who

failed to enjoy themselves on their first visit, win or lose. While on the Darley Flying Start course, we have also had the pleasure of viewing all of the premier stallions and stud farms in Ireland and the UK. To me, viewing stock of this elite standard highlighted two aspects of the industry that make it a great one to work in. As a fan you get to meet your heroes, whether that is the mares you work with, or the stallions you get to see along the way. I was lucky enough to meet such luminaries and past greats as Oasis Dream, Pivotal, Manduro, Spinning Queen, and Mail The Desert all in the line of duty. Tranquility Lake, A. P. Indy, Life Is Sweet and Zenyatta also crossed my path while working as a stud hand in the USA. This exemplifies the other great benefit of a career in the horse racing industry – the ability to travel is almost unparalleled. Travelling the world, whilst working with several of the best equine athletes ever to grace the turf is truly a pleasure. Working with foals and yearlings is limitlessly rewarding, with any number managing to convince you that they will be the next Frankel. So far, like Frankel’s contemporaries, athletic ability in that reckless abundance eludes my past charges, but it is the dream of being involved with something so great that drives us all forward.


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All visitors to the sale are invited to join BBM in the marquee at any time for coffee, light lunch and refreshments. Located between the Darley hut and the sales ring, the marquee is open from 8.30am every day from Wednesday 23 November until Thursday 1 December and is a warm and welcoming space, available to all.

Last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s BBM December Sales Marquee

BRITISH Bloodstock Marketing will host its popular hospitality marquee at Park Paddocks for the duration of the Tattersalls December Sale.

Following on from the successes of graduates such as Treasure Beach, Dubawi Heights and Dalicia, this year promises to be a vintage renewal of the Tattersalls December Sale. While the foal catalogue includes offerings from each of the current top ten sires, the mare sale features no less than 13 Group 1-producing mares and over 30 stakes-winning fillies in and out of training. The foals will be preceded by the December Yearling Sale on Monday 21st November, and as always, the BBM team will be on hand to offer assistance or advice throughout the sale.

in the spotlight BEECH TREE STUD AMONG the stallions retiring to stud for the 2012 season, there can be none with such a popular following as Geordieland. The ten-year-old son of Johann Quatz has already arrived at Allan and Judy Munnisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Beech Tree Stud, near Shepton Mallet in Somerset, and took the eye at Cheltenham when taking part in the TBAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s National Hunt Stallion Parade. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Imagine if Yeats hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been there â&#x20AC;&#x201C; heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d have won two or three Gold Cups,â&#x20AC;? says Allan of his new recruit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He ran consistently for six or seven seasons, and was the only horse to really give Yeats a race in the Gold Cup.â&#x20AC;? Geordieland made his debut in his native France at Deauville at two, with Listed success following at Clairefontaine the following season under the care of Jean-Marie Beguigne. His first Group race triumph came in the Group 2 Grand Prix de Chantilly over 1m4f as a four-year-old, and the following season he crossed the Channel to join Jamie Osborne. His first run in Britain saw him cross swords with Yeats for the first time, finishing second in the Group 2 Goodwood Cup. The pair were to clash three times



in the Ascot Gold Cup, with Geordieland second twice and third once, beaten just over a length on the first occasion. In between, Geordieland claimed the 2008 Group 2 Yorkshire Cup and 2009 Group 2 Henry II Stakes, before being retired in July of this year after aggravating a minor leg injury. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I read in the Racing Post that he had been retired so I rang Jamie and asked about him. We did some haggling over the price and managed to buy him,â&#x20AC;? Allan explains. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an absolute gent, a really lovely laid-back individual, and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got the cleanest set of legs you ever saw. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In National Hunt I think you need an upstanding sort of horse, and although heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a big horse, 16.3hh, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got the limb to go with it.â&#x20AC;? Geordieland will stand alongside Apple Tree, sire of such talented performers as Lough Derg and Pomme Tiepy, and long-time Beech Tree Stud resident Tamure, runnerup in the 1995 Derby, and now the sire of a number of jumps winners.


FOLLOWING a successful visit to Poland in July, BBMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Amy Bennett once again attended racing at Sluzewiec racecourse in Warsaw on Sunday, October 16. The day was a key meeting in the Polish racing calendar for older horses, with the Group 3 Wielka Warszawska over 1m4f taking centre stage. The supporting race, a Listed contest over 1m, was won by Inheritor, purchased at the DBS November Sales. That victory once again highlighted the success in Poland of graduates of the British sales, and the value of Eastern Europe buyers in Britain. Anna Powell also made a return trip to Turkey on the last weekend in October. Anna attended racing at both Izmir and Istanbul to meet with owners and breeders ahead of the British breeding stock sales, and to offer assistance to first time buyers planning to visit Britain.



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I had a Dream The connections of Danedream, winner of the 2011 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

Breeding Stock Sale December 3-6, Deauville Do you dream of breeding an Arc winner? Then you’d better attend the Deauville breeding stock sale, where the dam of 2011 Arc heroine DANEDREAM was purchased for €17,000 in 2008….


Contact: Freddy Powell Tel: +44 (0)750 783 25 82

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Racing Welfare’s Carol Concert will be on song


OR those people who are concerned that Christmas is becoming a commercialised marketing exercise or merely an excuse to overindulge in turkey, wine and Bond films, fear not! There is tradition in Newmarket which fills the heart with seasonal cheer and without doubt brings home the true message of Christmas. The annual Carol Concert held at Tattersalls in aid of Racing Welfare on December 7th is an event that is seen by many to be the start of the season of goodwill and peace to all men. Year on year the Carol Concert brings Newmarket’s people together with the shared aim of enjoying a traditional family lessons and carols service within the unique atmosphere of the Tattersalls sales ring. This year the readings are provided by Jackie Jarvis, Collin Scott, Dee Deacon and Tom Goff whilst the carols are sung by the Fairstead House School’s Christmas and Chamber Choirs plus a solo performance by Amelia Paltridge all accompanied by the Newmarket Town Band. As ever the eagerly awaited grand finale will bring a smile to the most jaded of faces and will feature Father Christmas’s appearance, this year accompanied by miniature Falabella Horses from Sue Eckholdt’s Equuleus Falabella Stud in Norfolk. The committee made up by George Bell, Camilla Watson, Mary Paltridge, Catherine Goff, Amanda Turner, Rev Graham Locking and Gareth Williams are determined once again to produce an evening that raises significant funds for the Charity and for the Racing Chaplaincy project. The Reverend Graham Locking said he is indebted to his supporters: “The annual Carol Concert is a highlight of the Christmas season for many people in Newmarket. “It not only provides some wonderful performances from the children of Fairstead House School but also raises significant sums to aid my role as the Chaplain to Horseracing. The committee are A minature Falabella pony exemplary in their


Rev Graham Locking under Holy orders

organisation and it is no surprise that tickets sell out very quickly.” This year tickets are available to buy at Tindalls bookshop on the High Street, Racing Welfare’s head office on Park Lane, from Fairstead School on Fordham Road, or call 01638 560763. Tickets are priced at £15.00 for the Concert and Champagne reception, £10.00 for concert only tickets and £2.50 for children under 14.


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Victory is Tweet for Racing’s own Charity


ACING Welfare the Charity that helps British racing staff in times of injury and need was delighted to be voted as one of the three Charities to financially benefit from over £4,000 in prize money received from the twice winning Tweet Lady. The filly is trained in Devon by Rod Millman and is owned by over 1,700 people who follow her @peopleshorse tag on Twitter, the Social Media network that requires its users to blog in 140 characters or less. Tweet Lady herself was on hand at the Millman’s stables open day near Cullompton on the 29th October to assist in presenting cheques to Racing Welfare’s Welfare Officer for the West Country Lynne Clarke and representatives from Heros and BHEST. Richard Negus Racing Welfare’s fundraising and communications executive was enthusiastic about Tweet Lady’s success. “Racing For Change came up with a superb

initiative with The People’s Horse,” Negus said. “Being voted for by so many people to be a recipient Charity is obviously great for us, but better still for our beneficiaries. “The people we help are the lads and lasses who so diligently ride, care for and look after race horses like Tweet Lady. Our share in her winnings will go directly to help injured stable and stud staff. Roger Weatherby, the Chairman of Racing Welfare, encouraged racing people to embrace Twitter as a means of keeping up to date with racing. Weatherby explained: “Since Racing Welfare opened its Twitter account we have seen a marked rise in people knowing more about what the Charity does and who we help. “Social Media is an important communications tool for all of us in racing and I’d like to congratulate everyone involved with Tweet Lady for not only embracing new media but also for training the filly to win twice for three very worthy causes!”

Tweet Lady assists Rod Millman in the cheque presentation to Racing Welfare’s Lynne Clarke



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ROA members supporting injured stable staff


HE Racing Welfare Annual Review was sent to every member of the ROA with two or more horses in training. The Review highlighted the significant number of injuries suffered by stable staff in 2010. Thanks to an in depth piece of research undertaken by Racing Welfare Officer Dr Mike Filby, the stark truth that over 650 members of staff in licensed yards suffered injuries that warranted mention in the Accident Book. Of those accidents over 200 required A&E treatment and sadly seven people were left either with paralysis or in two tragic cases died as a result of their injuries. The letter that accompanied the review was signed by leading owners Piers Pottinger, Peter Clay and Lystra Adams. Their request to the 2,800 recipients was for a

donation of one day’s training fee to help Racing Welfare’s injuries and accidents fund. This fund helped over 150 people in 2010 by providing mobility aids, respite care, housing adaptations and ongoing welfare support. The ROA have calculated that one horse in training costs £20,000 per annum therefore one day’s training fee equates to £54. The good news is that donations from Owners thus far have nearly reached £3,000 and to those people who have already generously supported the Charity we would like to publically extend our profound thanks. For those Owners who received the Review and haven’t yet had the chance to donate one day’s training fee we would like to urge that you support us if at all possible. Piers Pottinger, a Racing Welfare trustee, summed up the importance of the Charity for stable staff and to racing as a whole “So often the people who put so much hard work into racing behind the scenes are overlooked; not only in the tough times but the good times too.”

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O it’s not the start of a bad joke; it is instead the three lead supporters of one of Racing Welfare’s biggest fundraisers for 2012. Thanks to the massive support from Betfred, York Racecourse and Hambleton Racing, Barney’s Challenge is going to become a reality.

What is Barney’s Challenge? From 14th – 19th May 2012 Paul ‘Barney’ Bamford will be covering over 110 grueling miles from Yorkshire’s most northerly course at Redcar to the County’s most southerly at Doncaster in his specially adapted mobility hand cycle. His aim is to fundraise for Racing Welfare’s work with injured stable and stud staff. On Barney’s Challenge he will be joined by fellow stable staff, racing fans and celebrities. With racedays at Redcar and Doncaster plus a feature stop off at York for the Betfred Dante meeting, Barney’s Challenge is the lead fundraising event for Racing Welfare


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in 2012 with a target of £100,000 of which 10% will be donated to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Who is Barney Bamford? Barney is a former stable lad for Barry Hills. An apprentice at the same time as Darryl Holland, he quickly realised that he wasn’t going to make it as a jockey, however he worked his way to become a highly skilled and trusted stable lad and workrider. He looked after In Command and a good many more Group 1 horses along the way. To help advance his career he took on a role with Les Eyre in Spain as his Assistant and it was there where he suffered a fall that left him paralyzed from the chest down. Racing Welfare funded an air ambulance to bring him back to the UK, assisted in securing specialist accommodation for him and his young family plus we have helped to provide mobility aids including a new addition to his wheelchair that converts it to an off road cycle and includes an electric motor back up system. He won many friends during his time in racing, and his positive attitude post accident, stalwart fundraising on our behalf and support for others who have been paralyzed is truly amazing.

What can you do to support Barney?

Will you join Barney on his trek?


More details will be released in the near future when Barney’s Challenge is officially launched at Haydock on Charlie Whittle Chase day on the 17th December. However there will be plenty of opportunities for supporters to join Barney on one of the legs of his trek across Yorkshire, or indeed organize fundraisers of your own to support his Challenge. We hope that readers of Owner Breeder will follow us and support one very brave man who is trying to help his fellow stable lads and lasses in times of injury. If you are interested in getting involved with Barney’s Challenge call Richard Negus on 01638 560763 or email


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Fracture management Our columnist explores the myriad factors that can affect bone quality and outlines how knowledge of such, plus ongoing research, can be used to reduce the risk of fractures


esearch over the last few years has greatly increased our knowledge of the factors that affect bone quality and this information is now being used in the management of young developing horses to help us reduce the risk of serious fractures. Horsemen have always known that nutrition is important in bone development but the advent of ‘ready-made’ feeds has made achieving the correct balance of vitamins and minerals much easier. In addition, recent research has highlighted the importance of exercise in stimulating good quality bone in the young developing horse. Finally, ongoing genetic research is raising hopes that a genetic test for a predisposition to catastrophic fracture may not be too far away. Bone is a hard, rigid form of connective tissue that makes up the equine skeleton. It has an ‘organic’ component, which is chiefly comprised of collagen, and an ‘inorganic’ component of which the main constituent is calcium phosphate. The collagen molecules are linked into a network that provides the bone’s mechanical strength and it is changes in this network that direct any increase or reduction in mineralisation and bone density, which in turn dictates how likely the bone is to suffer a fracture. This can be affected by several factors but the most important are exercise, nutrition, genetics, age and sex.

Exercise A bone can be fractured by a single traumatic event such as a fall but most fractures occur as a result of the stress of exercise. It is well-known that bone is directly sensitive to mechanical forces and that the developing skeleton is far more sensitive to loading than the adult. However, research carried out in the last decade has highlighted that the equine skeleton reaches maturity at approximately two years of age and hence the exercise it is subjected to up to this point is crucial in determining the quality of bone which the horse has to live with for the rest of its life. Too little exercise, for example, or a period of box rest, can have a significant adverse effect on the strength of the horse’s skeleton, but too much exercise can result in long-lasting bone damage. THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER

The exercise a horse receives in the first two years of its life determines its bone quality and hence how likely it is to suffer a catastrophic fracture later in life

Research carried out by Brama et al (2002) in foals demonstrated that exercise is necessary for normal physical and biochemical development of bone and the most critical period is the first five months of life. This is why an injury in the first few months of life which necessitates box rest is of such concern. Furthermore, it is also one of the reasons why many are opposed to any significant veterinary intervention in the developing horse that may necessitate a period of rest, such as conformation corrective surgery or ‘keyhole’ surgery to remove a chip unless it is absolutely necessary. Once the horse reaches the autumn of its yearling year then training should commence, the aim of which is to promote the adaptation of the skeleton to exercise. Bone microdamage and its repair are part of the normal adaptive response to training but if the process of adaptation to training fails to keep pace with the level of stress applied, then abnormal bony changes start to occur. The support network in the bone becomes thickened, resulting in over-

mineralisation and densification of the bone which then loses its flexibility and becomes brittle. When further stress is applied, the bone is then likely to suffer a fracture. When dealing with fractures, an understanding of how the bone will adapt and remodel is just as important. If the recovery regime is too fast, the fracture will not fully heal and the horse will become lame again when exercise is re-introduced. However, perhaps even more important is not to subject the horse to a recovery regime that is too slow because the longer the horse is rested for, the less its skeleton is stimulated and hence its bones become less dense and less able to stand the stress of training when exercise is reintroduced. As a result, horses that sustain a fracture can easily get into a vicious cycle of suffering from a series of different fractures one after another. It is because of this that there has been a huge change in the recovery regimes prescribed by veterinary surgeons following

A young horse with some osteochondrosis dissecans (OCD) chips in its left stifle joint. If this abnormality is found only on routine pre-sale x-rays and the horse is sound, then many argue that the disadvantages of surgery such as the associated postoperative period of rest required outweighs the advantages of removing these chips



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A horse with an obvious area of increased bone density or ‘sclerosis’ in one of the condyles in the fetlock joint, which now appears whiter than it should be on the x-ray (red circle). This dense area of bone has formed as a result of a failure of the bone to adapt to the exercise which the horse has been asked to perform. This condyle is now less flexible, more brittle and hence more likely to suffer a fracture


injuries and operations. Horses are simply not designed to be kept on box rest and so this should be kept to a minimum and instead the amount of time spent on the horse-walker or being ridden walk/trotting should be increased.

Nutrition Inappropriate nutrition can also have a significant effect on a horse’s bone quality as both dietary deficiencies and excesses can cause problems. The most important vitamins and minerals that affect bone are calcium, phosphorous and vitamin D, and it is vital that the horse receives the correct nutrition dependent upon its age and level of work. To some extent, the advent of ‘ready-made’ feeds has made this less of a problem but there are still circumstances where a horse may not be receiving sufficient nutrition. For example, if a growing horse is on box rest to recover from a fracture, its feed may be reduced to prevent it from getting too fresh and injuring itself. However, it is then possible that the young horse may not be receiving sufficient nutrition to heal the fracture and maintain a good quality skeleton. Consequently, horsemen have been supplementing feeds for centuries with products such as limestone flour and there are now a huge amount of supplements on the market.


An x-ray of a horse with a callus on its tibia signifying a micro-fracture in this bone (red arrow). Horses that are kept on box rest for a prolonged period of time following an injury or operation often suffer from bone injuries like this when they are put back into work, because the skeleton has become weak during the period of restricted exercise

However, it should be noted that not all of them supply the ingredients in a form that is digestible by the horse and there can also be a risk of over-supplying the horse with minerals.

A right fore lateral condylar stress fracture in a horse’s fetlock joint. Hairline fractures may be more common in younger horses but the risk of a serious fracture increases with age

than colts and thus have less weight to carry. In addition, bones change quite markedly with age. The bones of horses that are less than two years of age are still developing and hence are more likely to suffer from small ‘hairline’ fractures but, for the same reason, they are less likely to suffer from serious fractures. In fact, research has confirmed that the risk of suffering a serious fracture increases with every year from one year of age and upwards.

Genetics It is commonly accepted that certain horses seem more prone to suffering fractures than others and, furthermore, many suggest that this may run in families. Consequently, it was not surprising when this was identified as an area for research at the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket with the help of funding from the Horserace Betting Levy Board and the Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association. The equine genome is very complex but several areas were found to be linked to a higher risk of fracture and, whilst it is some way off, it is now possible that a genetic test for a predisposition to fracture may not be too far in the future.

Age and sex differences The final factors that seem to have a significant effect on bone quality and the risk of fracture is the age and sex of the horse. Research carried out by Jackson et al (2003) found that the bones of fillies have less bone cell activity than colts and hence may be weaker. However, whether this means that a filly’s bones are more likely to fracture than a colt’s is impossible to say as other factors confuse the picture, not least the fact that fillies are generally lighter

Conclusion In summary, in order to minimise the risk of a horse suffering a catastrophic fracture, management during its developmental years is vital. Its nutrition must be perfect, from its conception right up until its skeleton reaches maturity at approximately two years of age. Also, its exercise regime is crucial and, whilst it is possible to exercise a young horse too much, the most common problem is a foal or young yearling that does not exercise enough, for example, if it is forced to have a period of restricted exercise following a conformation-corrective surgery or a keyhole surgery to remove an OCD chip. Genetics also undoubtedly plays a part and it is hoped that one day a genetic test may become available to help breeders to avoid using horses that are predisposed to suffering fractures. Finally, if a horse does suffer a fracture, postinjury management is very important. Young horses often suffer minor ‘hairline’ stress fractures but care must be taken not to rest these horses for too long, otherwise their bones become less dense and more prone to suffering other injuries when training is reintroduced. THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER

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Filly ex NADESZHDA born on 08.03.11 Dam a four-time winner and Grade 2 placed from Archipenko’s damline of Special.

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Parish Hall notches a major first


reeders generally like a precedent for any slightly unorthodox action, such as close inbreeding, and this probably explains why it has taken so long for British racing to see its first major winner inbred to the great Sadler’s Wells. That long wait ended when Parish Hall resisted Power’s late surge in the Dewhurst Stakes, a little over 30 years after the birth of Sadler’s Wells. With Galileo’s son Teofilo as his sire and a Montjeu mare as his dam, Parish Hall is inbred 3 x 3 to the legendary son of Northern Dancer. It is worth remembering that Northern Dancer was nearing the end of his long life (he died at 29) before Group winners inbred to him started to trickle through. That trickle eventually became a flood and it isn’t hard to envisage that the same might happen with Sadler’s Wells. Parish Hall ranks alongside Vagabond Shoes (2 x 4), Opera Gal (2 x 3) and Murano (3 x 3) as one of four 2011 stakes winners inbred to the 14-time champion sire. Their most notable predecessors are Kamsin, a Deutsches Derby winner inbred 4 x 4, and the Doncaster Cup winner Samuel, who is inbred 3 x 4. As the number of top-class sons of Galileo and Montjeu continues to climb, we can surely expect to see more and more youngsters whose pedigrees combine these exceptional Classic forces, or the likes of Barathea, El Prado, High Chaparral and In The Wings. I suspect that one of the reasons why we haven’t seen more inbreeding to Sadler’s Wells is that he is perceived as an influence for stamina in an industry where commercial breeders prize quick-maturing two-year-olds and milers. Of course, middle-distance prowess and smart juvenile form are not mutually exclusive, as has been vividly demonstrated by two sons of Galileo becoming Europe’s champion two-year-old



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Parish Hall: made a winning debut in April and wound up with Dewhurst success

speed. This type of cross has resulted in such as Rip Van Winkle, Wigmore Hall, Gabby’s Golden Gal, Immortal Verse, Workforce, Henrythenavigator, Divine Proportions, El Condor Pasa, Virginia Water and Whipper. There has even been a Breeders’ Cup Turf winner, Red Rocks, and an Oaks third, High Heeled, whose pedigrees contain Sadler’s Wells in the second generation and his brother Fairy King in the third. Fairy King’s Australian son Encosta de Lago also has a couple of Group winners out of granddaughters of Sadler’s Wells. But why substitute either Nureyev or Fairy King for Sadler’s Wells when neither was as sound as Sadler’s Wells, a horse with an iron constitution? His stock have always enjoyed an enviable reputation for soundness of mind, wind and limb. In other words, he would appear to be a safe medium for inbreeding.

and by Montjeu’s string of Racing Post Trophy winners. Don’t forget, either, that Parish Hall made a winning debut as early as April 10. Sadler’s Wells, too, was perfectly capable of siring top two-year-olds, as his tally of more than 20 Group 1-winning juveniles illustrates. They included such as High Chaparral, King’s Theatre, Brian Boru, El Prado, King Of Kings, Fatherland, Refuse To Bend, Salsabil, Gossamer, Quarter Moon, Playful Act and Listen. Another reason why there has been such a wait for the first British Group 1 winner with Sadler’s Wells inbreeding is that breeders had a viable alternative. Instead of doubling up on Sadler’s Wells, they were often able to pair his descendants with horses whose pedigrees contained his highly successful three-partsbrother Nureyev. Part of the attraction for doing this was Nureyev’s ability to inject more

Sprinting roots of Melbourne The fact that only three of the 23 runners in the Melbourne Cup carried the AUS suffix inevitably led to criticism of the Australian breeding industry’s preoccupation with speed. It was therefore somewhat ironic that the finish should be fought out by two European raiders sired by horses with plenty of speed in their pedigrees. The winner, Dunaden, is a grandson of Indian Ridge, while the gallant runner-up, Red Cadeaux, is a son of Cadeaux Genereux. Coincidentally these two stallions were contemporaries and they once met in the King’s Stand Stakes over five furlongs. Victory

went Indian Ridge’s way on that occasion, but it was Cadeaux Genereux who ended the year as champion sprinter. Although Indian Ridge and his sire Ahonoora were sprinters, both proved capable of getting a wide range of winners. Ahonoora sired a Derby winner, while Indian Ridge sired such talented middle-distance winners as Linngari, Definite Article, Relaxed Gesture, Monturani, Indian Creek, Imperial Stride, Sights On Gold and High Pitched. He even sired the occasional stayer, such as another of this year’s Melbourne Cup runners Saptapadi, and Patkai, winner


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Kendargent justifying his place in the stallion ranks


With just one win from 11 starts in France, Kendargent did not look obvious stallion material. Although he went within a head of winning a Group 3 at Chantilly and was fourth in the Prix Jean Prat, his last two starts in France saw him finish last of ten. Transferred to California, he won over a mile at Hollywood Park from only two starts. However, his owner Guy Parente had considerable faith in him. “I always believed in Kendargent,” he said in November, “and never doubted he would make it, as he is by Kendor out of a Linamix mare and they were the best two stallions to stand in France over the past 25 years.” Perhaps he also liked the fact that

Kendargent is inbred 3 x 4 to Kalamoun

in his fourth generation, has been described as “unquestionably one of the most remarkable horses ever seen on the English turf, and possibly the fastest.” Unfortunately The Tetrarch suffered from low libido and later became sterile. Kalamoun’s fertility was also sub-normal and he was only nine when he succumbed to a twisted gut in 1979. Although Kalamoun left little more than 120 foals, he sired an astonishing total of 21 stakes winners, headed by the top-class colts Bikala, Kalaglow, Persepolis, Kenmare and Shakapour. In 2006 and 2007, Marchand d’Or, a horse inbred 3 x 3 to Kenmare (4 x 4 to Kalamoun), won consecutive editions of the Prix Maurice de Gheest. Guy Parente took the hint. Among the mares he sent to his stallion in his first year at Haras de Colleville was Restia, an unraced daughter of Montjeu. Although the most noticeable aspect of her pedigree is that she is inbred 3 x 3 to Northern Dancer, she is also inbred in her first five generations to Zeddaan, as are a striking number of Montjeu’s smart performers. Mating Restia to Kendargent created three lines to Kalamoun (4 x 5 x 5) and four to Zeddaan (5 x 6 x 6 x 6). Two of the lines to Kalamoun come via his Prix du Jockey-Club winner Bikala, who sired the second dams of both Kendargent and Restia, creating 4 x 4 inbreeding. It is tempting to think that this inbreeding has had a significant effect, as the mating produced Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte winner Restiadargent, but perhaps its importance shouldn’t be overstated, as Kendargent’s other Group scorer, Kendam, has a dam who creates no extra inbreeding in the first five generations. Maybe Kendargent, who had a first crop of only 19 and has 51 yearlings from a fee of €1,000, is simply a very talented stallion.

Kendargent’s pedigree contains three lines to Grey Sovereign, including 3 x 4 inbreeding to Grey Sovereign’s remarkably successful grandson Kalamoun. The Poule d’Essai des Poulains roll of honour underlines the effectiveness of this male line in France. Grey Sovereign sired two winners: Zeddaan (1968) and Don II (1969). Then his son Fortino II completed a hat-trick for the male line, thanks to Caro in 1970. Zeddaan sired the winner in 1973 and 1978, thanks to Kalamoun and Nishapour, and Caro supplied the 1984 winner, Siberian Express. Kalamoun’s son Kenmare finished fourth behind Nishapour when favourite in 1978 but made amends in 1989, when victory went to his son Kendor. The male line’s latest Poulains success came as recently as 2009, when Kenmare’s grandson Verglas was responsible for the winner Silver Frost. Two other winners – Vahorimix and Tin Horse – are out of mares from the Kenmare branch. Inbreeding to Kalamoun is especially interesting because he too had a fascinating pedigree. In his third generation is Nasrullah and his fast, precocious sister Rivaz. Kalamoun’s pedigree also featured several lines to the brothers Pharos and Fairway. The first six generations of his pedigree also contained four lines to The Tetrarch and therein lies a likely explanation for Kalamoun’s considerable talent and serious problems. The Tetrarch, who was himself inbred to four of the horses which appeared

of the Queen’s Vase and Sagaro Stakes. Dunaden’s sire Nicobar was not one of Indian Ridge’s stayers. This free-running individual won two Listed races over seven furlongs and a pair of Group 2 events over a mile before being sent to the States. Nicobar raced until he was seven and covered his first mares in France as an eight-year-old. Dunaden is a member of his first crop, which is by far his largest so far, even though it contained only 14 foals. Needless to say, Dunaden has to have some staying blood in his pedigree, including some from Nicobar’s dam Duchess Of Alba, who


tackled distances of up to 17.2 furlongs during her brief career. Her dam Juliette Marny won the Oaks and Irish Oaks, and was a sister to the St Leger winner Julio Mariner, as well as being a half-sister to Oaks winner Scintillate. Dunaden’s broodmare sire Kaldounevees gained his Group victories over a mile but was also second in Group 1 events over middle distances. Dunaden is by no means the first international star with a pedigree featuring Kaldounevees. His best son, Ange Gabriel, won the Hong Kong Vase, while his best daughter, Terre A Terre, won the Dubai Duty Free.


Cup first and second is ironic

Indian Ridge: grandsire of Dunaden


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European Pattern 341 PREIS DER DEUTSCHEN EINHEIT G3 HOPPEGARTEN. October 3. 3yo+. 2000m.

1. RUSSIAN TANGO (GER) 4 9-4 £36,207 ch c by Tertullian - Russian Samba (Laroche) O-Rennstall Darboven B-Gestut Idee TR-A Wohler 2. Auvano (GER) 7 9-4 £14,224 b h by Silvano - Auenfeuer (Big Shuffle) O-T Gehrig TR-R Dzubasz 3. Lindenthaler (GER) 3 9-0 £6,034 b c by Azamour - Lasira (Vettori) O/B-Gestut Ebbesloh TR-P Schiergen Margins 1.25, head. Time 2:05.50. Going Good. Age 2-4

Starts 14

Wins 6

Places 6

Earned £178,663

Sire: TERTULLIAN. Sire of 12 Stakes winners. In 2011 - ILLO Konigsstuhl G3, MAWINGO Sadler’s Wells G3, RUSSIAN TANGO Laroche G3. 1st Dam: RUSSIAN SAMBA by Laroche. 6 wins at 4 in Germany, Frankfurter der Mehl Mulhens Stiftung LR. Dam of 1 winner: 2006: Russian Honey (f Ransom O’War) unraced. 2007: RUSSIAN TANGO (c Tertullian) 6 wins 3-4, Westminster Preis der Deutschen Einheit G3 (twice), SWB Derby Trial LR, Preis von Dahlwitz LR, 2nd Grosser Preis der Badischen Unternehmen G2, 3rd Idee Deutsches Derby G1, Mehl-Mulhens Rennen G2. 2008: Russian Khan (c Sholokhov) unraced to date. 2009: Russian Song (c Singspiel)

2006: SINGLE SOLUTION (f Flatter) Pin Oak Valley View S G3. 2008: ALLURING SQUALL (f Bernardini) Winner at 3 in USA. 2009: ABTAAL (c Rock Hard Ten) 2 wins at 2 in France, Prix Thomas Bryon G3. 2010: (f Bernardini) 2nd Dam: Storm O’ Fire by Storm Bird. ran on the flat in USA at 3. Grandam of STORM FORCAST, VADHEIM, Riverbrook. Broodmare Sire: VALID APPEAL. Sire of the dams of 90 Stakes winners. In 2011 - ASK THE MOON Malibu Moon G1, ABTAAL Rock Hard Ten G3. ABTAAL b c 2009 Hail To Reason Bramalea Princequillo Sharp Queen Bridgework ROCK HARD TEN b 01 Raise A Native Mr Prospector Gold Digger Tersa Jacinto Peacefully Morning Calm Intentionally In Reality My Dear Girl Valid Appeal Moslem Chief Desert Trial Scotch Verdict APPEALING STORM b 96 Northern Dancer Storm Bird South Ocean Storm O’ Fire Dancer’s Image Image Intensifier Pat’s Irish Roberto

Kris S

O-Andrew Russell B-Swordlestown Stud TR-R Hannon 3. Reply (IRE) 8-12 £17,593 b c by Oasis Dream - Cap Coz (Indian Ridge) O-Magnier, Tabor, Smith, Mordukhovitch B-Mrs C Regalado-Gonzalez TR-AP O’Brien Margins 0.75, head. Time 1:10.75 (slow 0.75). Going Good. Age 2

Starts 4

Wins 2

1st Dam: LA TRAVIATA by Johannesburg. 3 wins at 3 in USA, Victory Ride S G3. Dam of 1 winner: 2009: CRUSADE (c Mr Greeley) 2 wins at 2, Middle Park S G1. 2010: (c Henrythenavigator) 2nd Dam: Piedras Negras by Unbridled. unraced. Dam of LA TRAVIATA (see above). Broodmare Sire: JOHANNESBURG. Sire of the dams of 2 Stakes winners. In 2011 - CRUSADE Mr Greeley G1. CRUSADE b/br c 2009 Mr Prospector


Broodmare Sire: LAROCHE. Sire of the dams of 1 Stakes winners. In 2011 - RUSSIAN TANGO Tertullian G3. RUSSIAN TANGO ch c 2007 Raise A Native Gold Digger Buckpasser Hopespringseternal Rose Bower Sharpen Up Trempolino Trephine Lombard Allegretta Anatevka Caro Nebos Nostrana Sharpman Laurea Licata Literat Surumu Surama Frontal Rhodos Rosabella Mr Prospector

Miswaki TERTULLIAN b 95 Turbaine

Laroche RUSSIAN SAMBA ch 99 Russland

342 PRIX THOMAS BRYON G3 SAINT-CLOUD. October 6. 2yo. 1600m.

1. ABTAAL (USA) 8-11 £34,483 b c by Rock Hard Ten - Appealing Storm (Valid Appeal) O-Hamdan Al Maktoum B-Lothenbach Stables Inc TR-J-C Rouget 2. French Fifteen (FR) 8-11 £13,793 ch c by Turtle Bowl - Spring Morning (Ashkalani) O-Raymond Tooth B-Aliette Forien, Gilles Forien TR-N Clement 3. Ice Cool (FR) 8-11 £10,345 b c by Lateral - Indianapolis (Tiger Hill) O-Appapays Racing Club B-Gestut Schlenderhan TR-W Hefter Margins 3, short neck. Time 1:49.80. Going Good to soft.

LYON-PARILLY. October 7. 3yo+. 2000m.

1. AKARLINA (FR) 5 8-9 £34,483 gr m by Martaline - Akaralda (Akarad) O-Ecurie Mister Ess AS B-SARL Haras de la Faisanderie TR-N Clement 2. Agent Secret (IRE) 5 9-2 £13,793 b h by Pyrus - Ron’s Secret (Efisio) O-Raoul Temam B-J Hutchinson TR-F Rohaut 3. Skallet (FR) 3 8-8 £10,345 b f by Muhaymin - Siran (R B Chesne) O-G Pariente B-Ecurie Jarlan TR-S Wattel Margins Nose, 1. Time 2:12.01. Going Soft. Age 3-5

Starts 16

Wins 8

Starts 3

Wins 2

Places 1

Earned £48,966

Sire: ROCK HARD TEN. Sire of 7 Stakes winners. In 2011 - NEREID Belong To Me G1, ABTAAL Valid Appeal G3, DOUBLES PARTNER Rahy G3. 1st Dam: APPEALING STORM by Valid Appeal. 2 wins at 2 and 3 in USA. Dam of 4 winners: 2001: Former Stormer (f Dynaformer). Broodmare. 2002: Dynamic Contour (c Dynaformer) 2003: VACARE (f Lear Fan) 4 wins at 3 and 4 in USA, Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup S G1, 2nd Yellow Ribbon S G1, 3rd Gamely S G1. 2004: Debora Ann (f Belong To Me) unraced. 2005: (f Yankee Gentleman)


Earned £173,969

Sire: MARTALINE. Sire of 6 Stakes winners. In 2011 - AKARLINA Akarad G3, OZETA Rahy LR, TARUMA Mansonnien LR. 1st Dam: AKARALDA by Akarad. Winner at 3 in France. Dam of 1 winner: 2006: AKARLINA (f Martaline) 8 wins 3-5 in France, La Coupe de Maisons-Laffitte G3, Prix Andre Baboin G3, G P Region Alsace-Etape du Defi du Galop LR. 2007: Santakalda (f Saint des Saints) 2008: Astaralda (f Astarabad) in training. 2009: Robinka (f Robin des Pres) unraced to date. Broodmare Sire: AKARAD. Sire of the dams of 45 SWs. In 2011 - AKARLINA Martaline G3, SKINS GAME Diktat G3, RIVER CHOICE River Mist LR. AKARLINA gr m 2006 Mendez Linamix Lunadix MARTALINE gr 99 Sadler’s Wells Coraline Bahamian Labus Akarad

Age 2

Places 2

Licata AKARALDA bl 99 Kaldoun Makalda Malenka

Bellypha Miss Carina Breton Lutine Northern Dancer Fairy Bridge Mill Reef Sorbus Busted Cordovilla Abdos Gaia Caro Katana Fabulous Dancer Moika

344 MIDDLE PARK S G1 NEWMARKET. October 8. 2yoc. 6f.

1. CRUSADE (USA) 8-12 £92,721 bbr c by Mr Greeley - La Traviata (Johannesburg) O-M Tabor, D Smith, Mrs J Magnier B-La Traviata Syndicate TR-AP O’Brien 2. Lilbourne Lad (IRE) 8-12 £35,153 b c by Acclamation - Sogno Verde (Green Desert)

Earned £104,655

Sire: MR GREELEY. Sire of 45 SWs. In 2011 - CRUSADE Johannesburg G1, WESTERN ARISTOCRAT Kris S G1, NICOLE H Victory Gallop G2, ARUNA Unbridled G3, KENSEI Belong To Me G3.

Gone West Secrettame MR GREELEY ch 92

2nd Dam: RUSSLAND by Surumu. 1 win at 2 in West Germany. Dam of RUSSIAN SAMBA (f Laroche, see above), Malcheek (g Lend A Hand: 3rd William Hill Lady Wulfruna S LR)

Places 1

Reviewer Long Legend Lianga Hennessy Johannesburg Myth LA TRAVIATA b/br 2004 Unbridled Piedras Negras Provisions

Raise A Native Gold Digger Secretariat Tamerett Bold Ruler Broadway Dancer’s Image Leven Ones Storm Cat Island Kitty Ogygian Yarn Fappiano Gana Facil Devil’s Bag Atzimba

Mr Greeley, who succumbed to laminitis at the age of 18 in 2010, enjoyed a spectacular time on the weekend of October 8 and 9. First, Crusade sprang a 25-1 surprise in the Middle Park Stakes, while further Gr1 victories soon followed in America, thanks to the English raider Western Aristocrat in the Jamaica Handicap and to the ex-French Aruna in the Spinster Stakes. Remarkably, Mr Greeley hadn’t enjoyed Gr1 success since his daughter Saoirse Abu took the Moyglare Stud Stakes just over four years previously. In winning the Middle Park, Crusade became his sire’s fourth European Gr1 winner, following Saoirse Abu, the Sussex Stakes winner Reel Buddy and that excellent filly Finsceal Beo, winner of the English and Irish 1,000 Guineas. Coincidentally, Crusade’s broodmare sire is Johannesburg, winner of the Middle Park Stakes as part of his sweep of four of the world’s top juvenile events in 2001. Crusade’s dam, La Traviata, sold for only $75,000 as a weanling and $112,000 as a yearling but she then fetched $1,100,000 to the bid of Demi O’Byrne when re-offered at FasigTipton’s Calder select sale of twoyear-olds in 2006. La Traviata was unraced at two before winning her first three starts. After she had cruised home more than nine lengths ahead in the Gr3 Victory Ride Stakes, La Traviata started favourite for the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint but could finish only sixth.

Crusade is her first foal. It will be interesting to see what his optimum distance proves to be. Both of Crusade’s parents contested a Breeders’ Cup Sprint of sorts, with Mr Greeley finishing second to Desert Stormer. Mr Greeley has sired plenty of smart milers and Crusade’s second dam, Piedras Negras, is by the Kentucky Derby winner Unbridled. Piedras Negras’s half-brother Jack Sullivan was a smart all-weather and turf performer in Europe and Dubai. 345 DEWHURST S G1 NEWMARKET. October 8. 2yoc&f. 7f.

1. PARISH HALL (IRE) 9-1 £179,771 b c by Teofilo - Halla Siamsa (Montjeu) O-Mrs JS Bolger B-JS Bolger TR-JS Bolger 2. Power (GB) 9-1 £68,155 b c by Oasis Dream - Frappe (Inchinor) O-M Tabor, D Smith, Mrs J Magnier B-Norelands, Hugo Lascelles TR-AP O’Brien 3. Most Improved (IRE) 9-1 £34,109 b c by Lawman - Tonnara (Linamix) O-Iraj Parvizi B-Skymarc Farm Inc, Ecurie des Monceaux TR-BJ Meehan Margins 0.5, head. Time 1:23.81 (slow 0.81). Going Good. Age 2

Starts 5

Wins 2

Places 2

Earned £213,223

Sire: TEOFILO. Sire of 4 SWs. In 2011 - PARISH HALL Montjeu G1, REMEMBER ALEXANDER Diesis G3. 1st Dam: HALLA SIAMSA by Montjeu. Winner at 3. Dam of 1 winner: 2009: PARISH HALL (c Teofilo) 2 wins at 2, Dewhurst S G1, 2nd Futurity S G2, Tyros S G3. 2011: (f Intense Focus) Broodmare Sire: MONTJEU. Sire of the dams of 4 Stakes winners. In 2011 - PARISH HALL Teofilo G1, RESTIADARGENT Kendargent G3, MURANO Whipper LR, FAFINTADENIENT Sakhee LR. PARISH HALL b c 2009 Northern Dancer Fairy Bridge Miswaki Allegretta Danzig Danehill Razyana Majestic Light Saviour Victorian Queen Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge Top Ville Floripedes Toute Cy Rainbow Quest Quest For Fame Aryenne Northfields Amoura Visala Sadler’s Wells Galileo

Urban Sea TEOFILO b 2004 Speirbhean

Montjeu HALLA SIAMSA b 2004 Siamsa

Five years after Teofilo defeated Holy Roman Emperor to secure the title of champion European two-year-old, his first-crop son Parish Hall followed in his footsteps by winning the Newmarket Gr1 event by half a length from the arguably unlucky Power. Whereas Teofilo won all five of his juvenile starts for his breeder Jim Bolger, Parish Hall was scoring for only the second time in five starts for his breeder/trainer, with Bolger attributing a couple of his defeats to unfavourably soft ground. Parish Hall has an unusual record for a colt with a middle-distance pedigree, in that he was forward enough to win over six furlongs as early as April 10. Teofilo ranks second among the first-crop sires at October 25, his 14 domestic winners also featuring the Gr3 winner Remember Alexander and the Listed winner


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Caulfield on Crusade: “His dam, La Traviata, sold for only $75,000 as a weanling and $112,000 as a yearling but she then fetched $1,100,000 at Fasig-Tipton’s Calder Select Sale”

Teolane. Teofilo is also responsible for the German Listed winner Black Arrow, whose yearling brother made 240,000gns in 2011. Another sold for 250,000gns. Teofilo, of course, is out of a Danehill mare and his juvenile exploits provided the incentive for the matings which produced Frankel, Roderic O’Connor and Golden Lilac. The striking aspect of Parish Hall’s pedigree is his 3 x 3 inbreeding to the great Sadler’s Wells, a topic which is discussed in this month’s Caulfield Files. Parish Hall is the first foal of the ten-furlong winner Halla Siamsa, a daughter of that excellent stallion Montjeu. Halla Siamsa is out of a grand-daughter of Rainbow Quest, so is bred to a similar pattern to Montjeu’s 2007 Derby winner Authorized (her dam Siamsa is by Quest For Fame, whereas Authorized’s is by Saumarez). Siamsa won at up to 11 furlongs for Bolger. Halla Siamsa’s best Racing Post rating was 85, while Siamsa’s was a similarly unexceptional 86. As Parish Hall is the only Group winner under any of his first four dams, it is tempting to attribute some of his talent to his Sadler’s Wells inbreeding. However, the colt’s sixth dam is Albanilla, a talented daughter of the Boussac mare Djezima. Albanilla’s descendants include Dar Re Mi, Rewilding and Darshaan, and the branch of the family tracing to Parish Hall’s fifth dam, Evisa, has produced the Gr1 winners Ebadiyla, Edabiya and Enzeli.

346 ROCKFEL S G2 NEWMARKET. October 8. 2yof. 7f.

1. WADING (IRE) 8-12 £34,026 b f by Montjeu - Cherry Hinton (Green Desert) O-Mrs J Magnier, M Tabor, D Smith B-Roncon, Chelston TR-AP O’Brien 2. Pimpernel (IRE) 8-12 £12,900 b f by Invincible Spirit - Anna Pallida (Sadler’s Wells) O-Godolphin B-P Harris TR-Mahmood Al Zarooni 3. Gray Pearl (GB) 8-12 £6,456 gr f by Excellent Art - Divine Grace (Definite Article) O-HR Mould B-TE Pocock TR-Charles Hills Margins 2, neck. Time 1:23.75 (slow 0.75). Going Good. Age 2

Starts 3

Wins 2

Places 1

Earned £43,828

Sire: MONTJEU. Sire of 108 Stakes winners. In 2011 - FAME AND GLORY Shirley Heights G1, JUKEBOX JURY Kenmare G1, MASKED MARVEL Mark of Esteem G1, POUR MOI Darshaan G1, ST NICHOLAS ABBEY Sure Blade G1, BLUE BAJAN Darshaan G2, RECITAL Kendor G2, SARAH LYNX Danehill G2, WADING Green Desert G2, ASKAR TAU Acatenango G3, CLASS IS CLASS Hector Protector G3, GOLDEN PARACHUTE Volksraad G3, GREEN MOON Green Tune G3, PACIFIQUE Zafonic G3, PINK SYMPHONY Darshaan G3. 1st Dam: Cherry Hinton by Green Desert. 2nd Blue Wind S G3. Dam of 1 winner: 2009: WADING (f Montjeu) 2 wins at 2, Rockfel S G2. 2010: (c Montjeu) 2011: (f Montjeu) 2nd Dam: URBAN SEA by Miswaki. Champion older mare in Europe in 1993. 8 wins 2-5, Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe G1, 3rd Prix Ganay G1, Prix Vermeille G1. Dam of MY TYPHOON (f Giant’s Causeway: Diana S G1, 3rd Garden City Breeders’ Cup S G1), SEA THE STARS (c Cape Cross: Juddmonte International S G1, Derby S G1, Eclipse S G1, Irish Champion S G1, 2000 Guineas G1, Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe G1), GALILEO (c Sadler’s Wells: Derby S G1, Irish Derby

G1, King George VI And Queen Elizabeth S G1, 2nd Irish Champion S G1), BLACK SAM BELLAMY (c Sadler’s Wells: Tattersalls Gold Cup G1, Gran Premio del Jockey Club G1, 2nd Grosser Bugatti Preis G1, 3rd Coronation Cup G1, Criterium de Saint-Cloud G1), URBAN OCEAN (c Bering: Gallinule S G3), ALL TOO BEAUTIFUL (f Sadler’s Wells: Middleton S G3, 2nd Oaks S G1), MELIKAH (f Lammtarra: Pretty Polly S LR, 2nd Irish Oaks G1, 3rd Oaks S G1), BORN TO SEA (c Invincible Spirit: Blenheim S LR), Cherry Hinton (see above). Grandam of WONDER OF WONDERS. Third dam of KHAWLAH. Broodmare Sire: GREEN DESERT. Sire of the dams of 83 SWs. In 2011 - LYRIC OF LIGHT Street Cry G1, DUBAWI GOLD Dubawi G2, LILBOURNE LAD Acclamation G2, WADING Montjeu G2, EXPERIENCE Excellent Art G3, NO EXPLAINING Azamour G3. WADING b f 2009 Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge MONTJEU b 96 Top Ville Floripedes Toute Cy Danzig Green Desert Foreign Courier CHERRY HINTON b 04 Miswaki Urban Sea Allegretta

Nearctic Natalma Bold Reason Special High Top Sega Ville Tennyson Adele Toumignon Northern Dancer Pas de Nom Sir Ivor Courtly Dee Mr Prospector Hopespringseternal Lombard Anatevka

348 DARLEY S G3 NEWMARKET. October 8. 3yo+. 9f.

1. BUBBLE CHIC (FR) 3 8-13 £28,355 b c by Chichicastenango - Bubble Back (Grand Lodge) O-F Tabone B-Z Hakam TR-G Botti 2. Dux Scholar (GB) 3 8-13 £10,750 b c by Oasis Dream - Alumni (Selkirk) O-K Abdullah B-Juddmonte Farms TR-Sir Michael Stoute 3. Questioning (IRE) 3 8-13 £5,380 b c by Elusive Quality - Am I (Thunder Gulch) O-HRH Princess Haya Of Jordan B-Fortbarrington Stud TR-JHM Gosden Margins 1.25, 1.25. Time 1:50.85 (slow 2.75). Going Good. Age 2-3

Starts 12

Wins 2

Places 9

Earned £464,350

2nd Dam: Team Colors by Mr Prospector. unraced. Dam of GOD OF CHANCE (c Cozzene: Keio Hai Spring Cup G2), SILVER COLOURS (f Silver Hawk: EBF Montrose S LR), Desaru (g Chief’s Crown: 3rd Royal Lodge S G2). Grandam of SILVER PIVOTAL. Broodmare Sire: SILVER HAWK. Sire of the dams of 63 Stakes winners. In 2011 - NATHANIEL Galileo G1, WINTER MEMORIES El Prado G1, DREAMY KID Lemon Drop Kid G2, STRONG SUIT Rahy G2, ACROSS THE RHINE Cuvee G3, CHANGING SKIES Sadler’s Wells G3, SILVER REUNION Harlan’s Holiday G3. STRONG SUIT ch c 2008 Red God

Sire: CHICHICASTENANGO. Sire of 7 Stakes winners. In 2011 - BUBBLE CHIC Grand Lodge G3.

Blushing Groom Runaway Bride RAHY ch 85

1st Dam: Bubble Back by Grand Lodge. Dam of 1 winner: 2007: Bubble Zack (c Muhtathir) 2008: BUBBLE CHIC (c Chichicastenango) Sold 27,812gns 2yo at ARFEB. 2 wins at 2 and 3, Darley S G3, 2nd Criterium de Saint-Cloud G1, Prix du Jockey Club G1, Prix Greffulhe G2, Prix de Conde G3. 2009: Queen Bubble (f Layman) 2nd Dam: GENUINE by Generous. 1 win at 3 in France. Dam of ANACARDE (c Anabaa Blue: Prix Maurice Caillault LR).


2008: STRONG SUIT (c Rahy) Sold 38,095gns yearling at DNSLY. 5 wins at 2 and 3, Lennox S G2, Challenge S G2, Coventry S G2, Jersey S G3, 2nd Middle Park S G1, 3rd Phoenix S G1, Prix Jean Prat G1.

Halo Glorious Song Ballade Roberto Silver Hawk Gris Vitesse HELWA ch 95 Mr Prospector Team Colors Private Colors

Nasrullah Spring Run Wild Risk Aimee Hail To Reason Cosmah Herbager Miss Swapsco Hail To Reason Bramalea Amerigo Matchiche II Raise A Native Gold Digger Private Account Grecian Banner


NEWMARKET. October 8. 2yo. 8f.

1. ROCKINANTE (FR) 9-0 £19,281 ch c by Rock of Gibraltar - Nantes (Night Shift) O-Coriolan Links Partnership III B-Azienda Agricola Il Tiglio TR-R Hannon 2. Perennial (GB) 9-0 £7,310 ch c by Motivator - Arum Lily (Woodman) O-K Abdullah B-Juddmonte Farms TR-Charles Hills 3. Astrology (IRE) 9-0 £3,658 b c by Galileo - Ask For The Moon (Dr Fong) O-D Smith, Mrs J Magnier, M Tabor B-A-Mark Racing Et Al TR-AP O’Brien Margins 1.75, 0.5. Time 1:37.71 (slow 2.21). Going Good. Age 2

Starts 6

Wins 3

Places 2

Broodmare Sire: GRAND LODGE. Sire of the dams of 32 SWs. In 2011 - TOORAK TOFF Show A Heart G1, XTENSION Xaar G1, SELKIS Monsun G2, BUBBLE CHIC Chichicastenango G3, KANZAN Commands G3, RASPBERRIES Lonhro G3. BUBBLE CHIC b c 2008 Kaldoun Smadoun Mossma CHICHICASTENANGO gr 98 Antheus Smala Small Partie

Earned £69,745

Chief’s Crown Grand Lodge La Papagena

Sire: ROCK OF GIBRALTAR. Sire of 70 SWs. In 2011 - SOCIETY ROCK Key of Luck G1, EISHIN OSMAN Luhuk G2, SEA OF HEARTBREAK Rainbow Quest G2, CORAL WAVE Rainbow Quest G3, GOLDEN ARCHER Pins G3, ROCKINANTE Night Shift G3, SAMITAR Rainbow Quest G3, SOFAST Bering G3, TRES ROCK DANON Monsun G3. 1st Dam: NANTES by Night Shift. 2 wins at 2 and 3 in France. Dam of 1 winner: 2008: Istidraak (c Oasis Dream) unraced to date. 2009: ROCKINANTE (c Rock of Gibraltar) Sold 75,853gns yearling at ARAUG. 3 wins at 2, Autumn S G3, Prix Francois Boutin LR, 2nd Vintage S G2. 2010: (c Muhtathir) 2011: (f Elusive City) Broodmare Sire: NIGHT SHIFT. Sire of the dams of 81 Stakes winners. In 2011 - BEADED Lonhro G1, PARABLES Lonhro G2, SKYSURFERS E Dubai G2, JOVIALITY Cape Cross G3, ROCKINANTE Rock of Gibraltar G3, TIME PRISONER Elusive Quality G3. ROCKINANTE ch c 2009 Northern Dancer Pas de Nom His Majesty Razyana Spring Adieu Northern Dancer Be My Guest What A Treat Bold Lad Push A Button River Lady Nearctic Northern Dancer Natalma Chop Chop Ciboulette Windy Answer Surumu Acatenango Aggravate Glenstal Lutoviska Seldovia Danzig Danehill ROCK OF GIBRALTAR b 99 Offshore Boom

Night Shift NANTES b 03 Nevskij Prospekt


BUBBLE BACK b 02 Generous Genuine Rive du Sud

Caro Katana Tip Moss Ticma Northern Dancer Apachee Fabulous Dancer Summer Parties Danzig Six Crowns Habitat Magic Flute Caerleon Doff The Derby Nureyev Riviere Doree

349 CHALLENGE S G2 NEWMARKET. October 8. 3yo+. 7f.

1. STRONG SUIT (USA) 3 9-5 £45,368 ch c by Rahy - Helwa (Silver Hawk) O-Qatar Bloodstock Ltd B-McDowell Farm, Gainsborough Farm et al TR-R Hannon 2. Chachamaidee (IRE) 4 9-0 £17,200 b f by Footstepsinthesand - Canterbury Lace (Danehill) O-RAH Evans B-Cheval Court Stud TR-Sir Henry Cecil 3. Maqaasid (GB) 3 8-12 £8,608 b f by Green Desert - Eshaadeh (Storm Cat) O-Hamdan Al Maktoum B-Shadwell Estate Co Ltd TR-JHM Gosden Margins 4.5, nose. Time 1:22.74 (fast 0.26). Going Good. Age 2-3

Starts 9

Wins 5

Places 3

Earned £321,697

BADEN-BADEN. October 8. 3yo+. 2400m.

1. SILVANER (GER) 3 8-8 £27,586 b c by Lomitas - Suisun (Monsun) O-Frau M Herbert B-Stiftung Gestut Fahrhof TR-P Schiergen 2. Seismos (IRE) 3 8-8 £9,483 ch c by Dalakhani - Sasuela (Dashing Blade) O/B-Gestut Karlshof TR-A Wohler 3. Saltas (GER) 3 8-8 £4,741 b c by Lomitas - Salde (Alkalde) O-Gestut Ittlingen B-Gestut Wittekindshof TR-P Schiergen Margins Neck, head. Time 2:37.53. Going Soft. Age 2-3

Starts 7

Wins 2

Places 3

Sire: LOMITAS. Sire of 53 Stakes winners. In 2011 DANEDREAM Danehill G1, SILVANER Monsun G3. 1st Dam: Suisun by Monsun. unraced. Own sister to SIMOUN and SOUDAINE. Dam of 1 winner: 2008: SILVANER (c Lomitas) 2 wins at 2 in Germany, Baden-Wurttemberg-Trophy G3, Preis des Winterfavoriten G3, 3rd Rheinland-Pokal G1, Bavarian Classic G3. 2009: Secessio (c Konigstiger) 2010: (f Mount Nelson) 2011: (f Lomitas) 2nd Dam: Suivez by Fioravanti. 2 wins at 2 and 3, 2nd Kronimus Rennen LR, IDEE Festa Rennen LR. Dam of SIMOUN (g Monsun: Idee Hansa-Preis G2, Grosser Mercedes-Benz Preis G2), SHINING (c Surumu: Preis der Landwirtschaft LR), SOUDAINE (f Monsun: Preis der Hotellerie Baden-Baden LR, 3rd Grosser Preis der Helaba Hessen Pokal G3), SOIGNEE (f Dashing Blade: Kronimus Rennen LR, 2nd Prix des Reservoirs G3). Grandam of STACELITA, SUESTADO. Third dam of Shawnee Saga. SILVANER b c 2008 Nijinsky Niniski Virginia Hills

Sire: RAHY. Sire of 77 Stakes winners. In 2011 STRONG SUIT Silver Hawk G2, RAHYSTRADA Deputy Minister G3. 1st Dam: Helwa by Silver Hawk. unraced. Sister to SILVER COLOURS. Dam of 3 winners: 2000: WHIMISCAL DAY (f Spinning World) 3 wins at 3 and 4 in USA. 2003: B Berry Brandy (f Event of The Year) Unplaced. 2004: Independent Kate (f Bold Anthony) unraced. 2006: NASEEHAH (c Rahy) Winner at 3.

Earned £98,134

LOMITAS ch 88 Surumu La Colorada La Dorada Konigsstuhl Monsun Mosella SUISUN b 04 Fioravanti Suivez Sea Symphony

Northern Dancer Flaming Page Tom Rolfe Ridin’ Easy Literat Surama Kronzeuge Love In Dschingis Khan Konigskronung Surumu Monasia Northern Dancer Pitasia Faraway Son Southern Seas


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European Pattern Broodmare Sire: MONSUN. Sire of the dams of 12 Stakes winners. In 2011 - NIGHT MAGIC Sholokhov G2, SOMMERABEND Shamardal G2, SILVANER Lomitas G3.

351 GRAN CRITERIUM G1 MILAN. October 9. 2yoc&f. 1600m.

1. NAYARRA (IRE) 8-8 £116,379 b f by Cape Cross - Massarra (Danehill) O-Prince AA Faisal B-Nawara Stud Co Ltd TR-MR Channon 2. Rosa Eglanteria (GB) 8-8 £51,206 b f by Nayef - Rose Shift (Night Shift) O/B-Scuderia Blueberry TR-B Grizzetti 3. Vedelago (IRE) 8-11 £27,931 b c by Red Clubs - Queen Shy (Marju) O-GTA SRL B-GTA SRL TR-L Polito Margins 0.5, neck. Time 1:35.70. Going Good. Age 2

Starts 9

Wins 1

Places 7

Earned £128,925

Sire: CAPE CROSS. Sire of 70 SWs. In 2011 NAYARRA Danehill G1, CRYSTAL CAPELLA Mark of Esteem G2, KHAWLAH Selkirk G2, JOVIALITY Night Shift G3, NAMIBIAN Sadler’s Wells G3. 1st Dam: MASSARRA by Danehill. 3 wins at 2 and 3, Taylor Woodrow Empress S LR, 2nd Prix Robert Papin (Omnium de 2 Ans) G2. Own sister to Kodiac. Dam of 4 winners: 2004: TEBEE (f Selkirk) Winner at 3. 2006: MIDDLE PERSIA (f Dalakhani) Winner at 3. 2007: BASS ROCK (g Pivotal) Winner over jumps at 4 in Czech Republic. 2009: NAYARRA (f Cape Cross) 1 win at 2 in Italy, Premio Gran Criterium G1, 3rd Sakhee Oh So Sharp S G3, Peter Willett Stardom S LR. 2010: (c Galileo) 2011: (f Galileo) 2nd Dam: RAFHA by Kris. 5 wins at 2 and 3 at home, France Prix de Diane Hermes G1. Dam of INVINCIBLE SPIRIT (c Green Desert: Sprint Cup G1), SADIAN (c Shirley Heights: John Porter S G3, Ormonde S G3, 3rd Geoffrey Freer S G2), ACTS OF GRACE (f Bahri: Princess Royal S G3), MASSARRA (see above), Kodiac (c Danehill: 2nd Hackwood S G3), Aquarius (g Royal Academy: 3rd Queen’s Vase G3), Al Widyan (c Slip Anchor: 3rd Serlby S LR). Broodmare Sire: DANEHILL. Sire of the dams of 176 Stakes winners. In 2011 - ALOHA Encosta de Lago G1, BENFICA Lonhro G1, DANEDREAM Lomitas G1, DREAMAWAY More Than Ready G1, DUNCAN Dalakhani G1, FRANKEL Galileo G1, GOLDEN LILAC Galileo G1, MAYBE Galileo G1, NAYARRA Cape Cross G1, RODERIC O’CONNOR Galileo G1, SEPOY Elusive Quality G1, SHOCKING Street Cry G1, ELITE FALLS More Than Ready G2, PINWHEEL Lonhro G2, SARAH LYNX Montjeu G2, CHACHAMAIDEE Footstepsinthesand G3, DO YOU THINK Starcraft G3, FALINO Fusaichi Pegasus G3, HOOFIT Mossman G3, IRONSTEIN Zabeel G3, NEEDS FURTHER Encosta de Lago G3, ONE LAST DANCE Encosta de Lago G3, PRECIOUS LORRAINE Encosta de Lago G3, RAINBOW PEGASUS Agnes Tachyon G3, SPLASH POINT Street Cry G3, WINTER BURST Western Winter G3. The Cape Cross/Danehill cross has produced: ABLE ONE G1, NAYARRA G1, CROSSPEACE G3, FLORILEGIUM G3, Sun of Jamaica G3. NAYARRA b f 2009 Danzig Green Desert Foreign Courier CAPE CROSS b/br 94 Ahonoora Park Appeal Balidaress Danzig Danehill Razyana MASSARRA b 99 Kris Rafha Eljazzi

Northern Dancer Pas de Nom Sir Ivor Courtly Dee Lorenzaccio Helen Nichols Balidar Innocence Northern Dancer Pas de Nom His Majesty Spring Adieu Sharpen Up Doubly Sure Artaius Border Bounty

The coming years are likely to witness more and more horses whose pedigrees feature Danzig’s most


important European-based sons, Green Desert and Danehill. The latest to illustrate the potential of this pairing is Nayarra, the Gran Criterium winner who is inbred 3 x 3 to Danzig via these two. She is by Cape Cross, who has 15 foals out of Danehill mares. Nine have started and Nayarra is the fourth to become a stakes winner, her predecessors including the high-class Hong Kong miler Able One and the smart English middle-distance colt Crosspeace. Remarkably, the Gran Criterium marked the first success of Nayarra’s nine-race career, but she had been beaten less than a length in two British Group races. The extra furlong in Italy clearly suited her. Nayarra’s Gr1 win makes her a very valuable broodmare prospect. Her Group-placed dam Massarra has a son of Danzig as her sire and the Prix de Diane heroine Rafha as her dam, which makes her a three-parts-sister to the accomplished Invincible Spirit. Invincible Spirit is by Green Desert, the stallion responsible for Nayarra’s sire Cape Cross. Massarra is also a sister to the speedy Kodiac. Nayarra’s fourth dam Border Bounty was runner-up in the Musidora Stakes, Yorkshire Oaks and Park Hill Stakes, so she stayed well. Border Bounty produced three notable animals by Petingo, including Pitcairn, a high-class miler who sired ElaMana-Mou, and Dingle Bay, dam of the very good stayer Assessor. Another stayer from this family is Rafha’s Group-winning half-sister Chiang Mai, a creditable fourth in the French St Leger. Chiang Mai has since become the dam of Chinese White, winner of the Gr1 Pretty Polly Stakes. Rafha’s progeny have covered a wide spectrum, with Invincible Spirit, Massarra and Kodiac at one end, and such as Sadian, Acts Of Grace and Aquarius at the other. 352 PREMIO VERZIERE G3 MILAN. October 9. 3yo+f&m. 2000m.

1. TEMIDA (IRE) 3 8-9 £34,482 b f by Oratorio - Interim Payment (Red Ransom) O-Litex Commerce Ad B-Anne & Gerard Corry TR-MG Mintchev 2. Toi Et Moi (IRE) 4 9-0 £15,172 b f by Galileo - Di Moi Oui (Warning) O/B-Grundy Bloodstock TR-P Bary 3. Not For Sale (GER) 4 9-0 £8,275 b f by Monsun - North America (Pivotal) O/B-Gestut Brummerhof TR-T Mundry Margins 0.5, 1.25. Time 2:02.20. Going Good. Age 2-3

Starts 7

Wins 2

Places 3

Earned £65,139

Sire: ORATORIO. Sire of 16 Stakes winners. In 2011 - MANAWANUI Filante G1, LOLLY FOR DOLLY Chester House G2, TORIO’S QUEST Quest For Fame G2, MOURINHO Generous G3, TEMIDA Red Ransom G3.

2nd Dam: INTERIM by Sadler’s Wells. 5 wins at 3 and 4, La Prevoyante Invitational H G2. Dam of MIDSHIPS (c Mizzen Mast: Charles Whittingham Memorial H G1, 3rd Hollywood Derby G1), PRINCIPAL ROLE (f Empire Maker: Swettenham Stud Fillies’ Trial S LR, John Musker S LR, Severals S LR, Hoppings S LR, 3rd Nassau S G1), Staging Post (c Pleasant Colony: 2nd San Juan Capistrano Inv H G1).

Broodmare Sire: DASHING BLADE. Sire of the dams of 32 Stakes winners. In 2011 - EARL OF TINSDAL Black Sam Bellamy G1, STACELITA Monsun G1, MONAMI Sholokhov G3.

Broodmare Sire: RED RANSOM. Sire of the dams of 45 Stakes winners. In 2011 - RED RULER Viking Ruler G1, PACHATTACK Pulpit G3, SMART STING Smart Strike G3, TEMIDA Oratorio G3.

1. KENDAM (FR) 8-8 £34,483 b f by Kendargent - Damdam Freeze (Indian Rocket) O-G Pariente B-G Pariente TR-H-A Pantall 2. Chica Loca (FR) 8-9 £13,793 b f by American Post - Comete (Jeune Homme) O-Stall Eivissa B-M-J Rivaillon TR-W Figge 3. Hi Molly (FR) 8-11 £10,345 b c by Della Francesca - Bubbly Molly (Wagon Master) O-Alain Morice B-Alain Morice TR-D Guillemin Margins 1.5, 1.25. Time 1:14.70. Going Soft.

MAISONS-LAFFITTE. October 12. 2yo. 1200m.

TEMIDA b f 2008 Northern Dancer Pas de Nom His Majesty Spring Adieu Vienna Noble Lassie Alydar Katonka Hail To Reason Bramalea Damascus Christmas Wind Northern Dancer Fairy Bridge Stage Door Johnny Peace

Danzig Danehill Razyana ORATORIO b 2002 Vaguely Noble Mahrah Montage Roberto Red Ransom Arabia INTERIM PAYMENT b 02 Sadler’s Wells Interim Intermission

353 PREIS DER WINTERKOENIGIN G3 BADEN-BADEN. October 9. 2yof. 1600m.

1. MONAMI (GER) 9-2 £51,724 ch f by Sholokhov - Monbijou (Dashing Blade) O/B-Gestut Etzean TR-A Wohler 2. Dessau (GER) 9-2 £19,828 b f by Soldier Hollow - Desabina (Big Shuffle) O/B-Gestut Rottgen TR-W Hickst 3. Paraisa (GB) 9-2 £9,483 b f by Red Ransom - Praia (Big Shuffle) O-Stiftung Gestut Fahrhof B-Gestut Fahrhof TR-A Wohler Margins 2.5, 1.75. Time 1:40.99. Going Soft.

Age 2

Starts 7

Wins 2

Places 3

Age 2

Starts 2

Wins 2

Places 0

1st Dam: Damdam Freeze by Indian Rocket. Dam of 1 winner: 2009: KENDAM (f Kendargent) 2 wins at 2 in France, Prix Eclipse G3, 2nd Prix d’Arenberg G3. 2nd Dam: FREEZE FRAME by In The Wings. 2 wins at 2 in France. Dam of GRAND REPORTER (c Nombre Premier: Criterium du Bequet LR), Damdam (c Verglas: 2nd Prix Zeddaan LR) Broodmare Sire: INDIAN ROCKET. Sire of the dams of 1 SW. In 2011 - KENDAM Kendargent G3. KENDAM b f 2009 Kenmare Kendor Belle Mecene Linamix

Earned £54,138

Pax Bella Palavera

Sire: SHOLOKHOV. Sire of 11 Stakes winners. In 2011 - NIGHT MAGIC Monsun G2, MONAMI Dashing Blade G3.

Indian Ridge Indian Rocket Selvi DAMDAM FREEZE b 05

1st Dam: Monbijou by Dashing Blade. 2 wins at 3 in Germany, 3rd G.P. Spielbank Hohensyburg Auktionsrenn LR, Munchener Auktionsrennen LR. Dam of 8 winners: 1998: MIDNIGHT EXPRESS (c Master Willie) Winner at 3 in Germany. 1999: MICANA (f Lecroix) 4 wins 3-5 in Germany. 2000: MERIDIANA (f Lomitas). 7 wins 2-4, Oaks d’Italia G1. Dam of Center Divider (2nd Bowling Green H G2). 2001: (f Lecroix) died. 2003: Monte Major (g Trempolino) 2005: MONTGOMERY (c Sholokhov) 2 wins 5-6. 2006: Margarita (f Lomitas) 2 wins 3-4 in Germany, 3rd Hanshin-Cup LR. 2007: MA COEUR (f Sholokhov) 1 win at 3 in France. 2008: MONJE DANON (c Lomitas) Winner at 3. 2009: MONAMI (f Sholokhov) 2 wins at 2, Preis der Winterkonigin Rennen G3. 2010: Mandelblute (f Sholokhov) 2nd Dam: MEERDUNUNG by Tauchsport. 2 wins at 3 in East Germany. Dam of MAITRE LEVY (g Monsun: Abu Dhabi Cup LR, Stall Lowenherz-Grosser 3yo Herbstpreis LR), Monbijou (see above). Grandam of MANNICO, Meridia. MONAMI ch f 2009 Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge SHOLOKHOV b 99 La Meilleure Gradille Elegant Air Dashing Blade Sharp Castan MONBIJOU ch 93 Tauchsport Meerdunung Meernymphe

Nearctic Natalma Bold Reason Special Sir Gaylord Sticky Case Home Guard Gradiva Shirley Heights Elegant Tern Sharpen Up Sultry One Tuny Tauspur Imperial Meerfee

Earned £63,233

Sire: KENDARGENT. Sire of 2 Stakes winners. In 2011 - KENDAM Indian Rocket G3, RESTIADARGENT Montjeu G3.


Lord Gayle

1st Dam: INTERIM PAYMENT by Red Ransom. 2 wins at 3. Dam of 2 winners: 2007: Thousandkissesdeep (f Night Shift) 2008: TEMIDA (f Oratorio) Sold 13,500gns yearling at TAOC2. 2 wins at 2 and 3 in Italy, Premio Verziere G3, 2nd Premio EBF Terme di Merano LR, 3rd German 1000 Guineas G2. 2009: MEANWHILE (f Haafhd) Winner at 2. 2010: (c Cape Cross)


In The Wings Freeze Frame Snowtop

Kalamoun Belle of Ireland Gay Mecene Djaka Belle Mendez Lunadix Bikala Paulistana Ahonoora Hillbrow Mummy’s Pet Sarong Sadler’s Wells High Hawk Thatching Icing


1. DANCING RAIN (IRE) 3 8-10 £141,775 ch f by Danehill Dancer - Rain Flower (Indian Ridge) O-MJ Taylor, LA Taylor B-Swettenham Stud TR-WJ Haggas 2. Bible Belt (IRE) 3 8-10 £53,750 br f by Big Bad Bob - Shine Silently (Bering) O/B-Anamoine Ltd TR-Mrs John Harrington 3. Gertrude Bell (GB) 4 9-3 £26,900 ch f by Sinndar - Sugar Mill (Polar Falcon) O/B-Ms Rachel DS Hood TR-JHM Gosden Margins 2, 2.25. Time 2:27.29 (fast 2.71). Going Good. Age 2-3

Starts 7

Wins 4

Places 2

Earned £543,721

Sire: DANEHILL DANCER. Sire of 134 Stakes winners. In 2011 - ATOMIC FORCE Luskin Star G1, DANCING RAIN Indian Ridge G1, PLANTEUR Giant’s Causeway G1, ALEXANDER POPE Galileo G3, BEATRICE AURORE Rainbow Quest G3, JUSTAROUNDMIDNIGHT Machiavellian G3. 1st Dam: Rain Flower by Indian Ridge. unraced. Dam of 5 winners: 2002: SUMORA (f Danehill) 2 wins at 2, St Hugh’s S LR. Dam of MAYBE (Moyglare Stud S G1). 2003: Double Rainbow (g Sadler’s Wells) ran once. 2004: FLEETING SHADOW (c Danehill) Winner at 2. 2005: MIKHAIL FOKINE (c Sadler’s Wells) 2 wins. 2006: CAPTAIN DANCER (g Danehill Dancer) 3 wins. 2007: (c Sadler’s Wells) 2008: DANCING RAIN (f Danehill Dancer) Sold 184,927gns yearling at GOOY1. 4 wins at 3,


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Caulfield on Nayarra: “She is the latest to illustrate the potential of horses whose pedigrees feature Danzig’s most important European-based sons, Green Desert and Danehill”

Oaks S G1, Preis der Diana G1, Fillies and Mares’ S G2, 2nd Swettenham Stud Fillies’ Trial S LR. 2009: Samoan (c Danehill Dancer) unraced to date. 2010: (c Danehill Dancer) 2nd Dam: Rose of Jericho by Alleged. unraced. Dam of DR DEVIOUS (c Ahonoora: Derby S G1, Dewhurst S G1, Irish Champion S G1, 2nd Irish Derby G1), ARCHWAY (c Thatching: Greenlands S G3, 3rd King’s Stand S G2), ROYAL COURT (c Sadler’s Wells: Ormonde S G3, 3rd Great Voltigeur S G2), SHINKO KING (c Fairy King: Takamatsunomiya Hai LR, Fuji S LR, 3rd Hong Kong International Bowl G2), Hill Country (c Danehill: 2nd Troy S LR, Autumn S LR, 3rd Royal Lodge S G2). Grandam of SUZUKA PHOENIX. Third dam of AWESOME PLANET. Broodmare Sire: INDIAN RIDGE. Sire of the dams of 52 Stakes winners. In 2011 - DANCING RAIN Danehill Dancer G1, EXCELEBRATION Exceed And Excel G1, DAVID LIVINGSTON Galileo G2, INDIAN DAYS Daylami G2, FUTURE GENERATION Hurricane Run G3, ITALIAN RED Neo Universe G3.

2nd Dam: RAINBOW LAKE by Rainbow Quest. 3 wins at 3 Lancashire Oaks G3. Dam of POWERSCOURT (c Sadler’s Wells: Tattersalls Gold Cup G1, Arlington Million S G1, 2nd Prince of Wales’s S G1, Racing Post Trophy G1, Grosser Dallmayr-Preis Bayerisches Zuchtrennen G1, 3rd Irish St Leger G1, Irish Champion S G1, Breeders’ Cup Turf G1), KIND (see above). Broodmare Sire: DANEHILL. See race 351. The Galileo/Danehill cross has produced: BANC DE FORTUNE G1, CIMA DE TRIOMPHE G1, CUIS GHAIRE G1, FRANKEL G1, GOLDEN LILAC G1, MAYBE G1, RODERIC O’CONNOR G1, TEOFILO G1, REEM G2, CRYSTAL GAL G3, LAGALP G3, SIDERA G3, MISS GALILEI LR, Galileo’s Destiny G1, Gile Na Greine G1, The Assayer G1, Claiomh Solais G3, Marksmanship G3, Acteur Celebre LR, Via Galilei LR. See race 37 in the June issue FRANKEL b c 2008 Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge

The Danehill Dancer/Indian Ridge cross has produced: DANCING RAIN G1, MEDICINE PATH G1, A Mind of Her Own G3, Ooh Aah Camara LR, Street Entertainer LR.

GALILEO b 98 Miswaki Urban Sea Allegretta Danzig

DANCING RAIN ch f 2008


Danzig Danehill Razyana DANEHILL DANCER b 93 Sharpen Up Mira Adonde Lettre d’Amour Ahonoora Indian Ridge Hillbrow RAIN FLOWER ch 97 Alleged Rose of Jericho Rose Red

Northern Dancer Pas de Nom His Majesty Spring Adieu Atan Rocchetta Caro Lianga Lorenzaccio Helen Nichols Swing Easy Golden City Hoist The Flag Princess Pout Northern Dancer Cambrienne

356 QUEEN ELIZABETH II S G1 ASCOT. October 15. 3yo+. 8f.

1. FRANKEL (GB) 3 9-0 £567,100 b c by Galileo - Kind (Danehill) O-K Abdullah B-Juddmonte Farms TR-Sir Henry Cecil 2. Excelebration (IRE) 3 9-0 £215,000 b c by Exceed And Excel - Sun Shower (Indian Ridge) O-Manfredini, Tabor, Smith, Magnier B-Owenstown Stud TR-Marco Botti 3. Immortal Verse (IRE) 3 8-11 £107,600 b f by Pivotal - Side of Paradise (Sadler’s Wells) O-RC Strauss B-Kilfrush Stud TR-R Collet Margins 4, 3.5. Time 1:39.45 (slow 0.45). Going Good. Age 2-3

Starts 9

Wins 9

Places Earned 0 £1,372,709

Sire: GALILEO. Sire of 101 Stakes winners. In 2011 - CAPE BLANCO Presidium G1, FRANKEL Danehill G1, GALIKOVA Blushing Groom G1, GOLDEN LILAC Danehill G1, IGUGU Intikhab G1, MAYBE Danehill G1, MISTY FOR ME Storm Cat G1, NATHANIEL Silver Hawk G1, RODERIC O’CONNOR Danehill G1, TOGETHER Pennekamp G1, TREASURE BEACH Mark of Esteem G1, DAVID LIVINGSTON Indian Ridge G2, IL SAGGIATORE Snippets G2, JOHANN ZOFFANY Royal Academy G2, GALILEO’S CHOICE Sir Ivor G3, QUEST FOR PEACE Danehill Dancer G3, SENSE OF PURPOSE Darshaan G3. 1st Dam: KIND by Danehill. 6 wins at 3 and 4, Kilvington S LR, Flower of Scotland S LR, 3rd Ballyogan S G3. Dam of 2 winners: 2007: BULLET TRAIN (c Sadler’s Wells) 2 wins at 2 and 3, Derby Trial S G3. 2008: FRANKEL (c Galileo). 9 wins at 2 and 3, Dewhurst S G1, Qipco Queen Elizabeth II S G1, St James’s Palace S G1, Sussex S G1, 2000 Guineas G1, Royal Lodge S G2, Greenham S G3. 2009: Noble Mission (c Galileo) Ran once. 2010: (c Oasis Dream) 2011: (f Oasis Dream)

Razyana KIND b 01 Rainbow Quest Rainbow Lake Rockfest

Nearctic Natalma Bold Reason Special Mr Prospector Hopespringseternal Lombard Anatevka Northern Dancer Pas de Nom His Majesty Spring Adieu Blushing Groom I Will Follow Stage Door Johnny Rock Garden

357 BRITISH CHAMPIONS SPRINT S G2 ASCOT. October 15. 3yo+. 6f.

1. DEACON BLUES (GB) 4 9-0 £141,775 b g by Compton Place - Persario (Bishop of Cashel) O-Jan & Peter Hopper, Michelle Morris B-Mr & Mrs KW Grundy, Mr & Mrs P Hopper TR-JR Fanshawe 2. Wizz Kid (IRE) 3 8-10 £53,750 b f by Whipper - Lidanski (Soviet Star) O-Maeve Mahony B-Ballylinch Stud TR-R Collet 3. Libranno (GB) 3 8-13 £26,900 b c by Librettist - Annabelle Ja (Singspiel) O-McDowell Racing B-O McDowell TR-R Hannon Margins 1.5, neck. Time 1:12.55 (fast 0.85). Going Good. Age 2-4

Starts 16

Wins 7

Places 6

Earned £326,171

Sire: COMPTON PLACE. Sire of 17 Stakes winners. In 2011 - DEACON BLUES Bishop of Cashel G2. 1st Dam: PERSARIO by Bishop of Cashel. 2 wins at 3 and 5. Dam of 1 winner: 2007: DEACON BLUES (g Compton Place) 7 wins 2-4, British Champions Sprint S G2, Phoenix Sprint S G3, Hackwood S G3, World Trophy G3. 2008: (f Bahamian Bounty) 2009: If So (f Iffraaj) unraced to date. 2010: (f Bahamian Bounty) 2nd Dam: BARFORD LADY by Stanford. 2 wins at 3. Dam of WARNINGFORD (c Warning: Leicestershire S G3 (3 times), 2nd Lockinge S G1, 3rd Prix de la Foret G1).


ASCOT. October 15. 3yo+. 10f.

1. FAME AND GLORY (GB) 5 9-0 £113,420 b h by Montjeu - Gryada (Shirley Heights) O-D Smith, Mrs J Magnier, M Tabor, Mrs Fitri Hay B-Ptarmigan Bloodstock Limited TR-AP O’Brien 2. Opinion Poll (IRE) 5 9-0 £43,000 b h by Halling - Ahead (Shirley Heights) O-Godolphin B-Darley TR-Mahmood Al Zarooni 3. Colour Vision (FR) 3 8-3 £21,520 gr g by Rainbow Quest - Give Me Five (Monsun) O-Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum B-Capricorn Stud TR-Mark Johnston Margins 1.25, nose. Time 3:26.50 (slow 4.00). Going Good.

1. CIRRUS DES AIGLES (FR) 5 9-3 £737,230 b g by Even Top - Taille de Guepe (Septieme Ciel) O-JCA Dupouy B-Y Lelimouzin, B Deschamps TR-Mme C Barande-Barbe 2. So You Think (NZ) 5 9-3 £279,500 b h by High Chaparral - Triassic (Tights) O-Smith, Magnier, Tabor, Dato Tan,T Yahaya B-MJ Moran, Piper Farm Ltd TR-AP O’Brien 3. Snow Fairy (IRE) 4 9-0 £139,880 b f by Intikhab - Woodland Dream (Charnwood Forest) O-Anamoine Ltd B-Windflower Overseas Holdings TR-Ed Dunlop Margins 0.75, 0.5. Time 2:02.52 (fast 3.48). Going Good.

Age 2-5

Starts 21

Wins 13

Places Earned 5 £2,285,406

Sire: MONTJEU. Sire of 108 Stakes winners. In 2011 - FAME AND GLORY Shirley Heights G1, JUKEBOX JURY Kenmare G1, MASKED MARVEL Mark of Esteem G1, POUR MOI Darshaan G1, ST NICHOLAS ABBEY Sure Blade G1, BLUE BAJAN Darshaan G2, RECITAL Kendor G2, SARAH LYNX Danehill G2, WADING Green Desert G2, ASKAR TAU Acatenango G3, CLASS IS CLASS Hector Protector G3, GOLDEN PARACHUTE Volksraad G3, GREEN MOON Green Tune G3, PACIFIQUE Zafonic G3, PINK SYMPHONY Darshaan G3. 1st Dam: Gryada by Shirley Heights. 2 wins at 2, 3rd Premio Dormello G3. Sister to Golan Heights. Dam of 8 winners: 1998: Guaranda (f Acatenango) 2 wins at 3, 3rd Upavon S LR. Dam of GRAVITATION (Lillie Langtry S G3). 1999: Grampian (c Selkirk) 4 wins 2-6, 2nd July S LR, Silver Cup H LR. 2001: GRAHAM ISLAND (g Acatenango) 2 wins 3-4. 2002: GRYSKIRK (g Selkirk) Winner at 2. 2003: GAZE (f Galileo) 2 wins at 4 in Germany. 2005: YUMMY MUMMY (f Montjeu) Winner at 3. 2006: FAME AND GLORY (c Montjeu) Sold 190,000gns foal at TADEF. 13 wins 2-5, Ascot Gold Cup G1, Tattersalls Gold Cup G1, Coronation Cup G1, Irish Derby G1, Criterium de Saint-Cloud G1, Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial S G2, Royal Whip S G2, Long Distance Cup G3, Mooresbridge S G3, Ballysax S G3, Saval Beg S LR, Vintage Crop S LR, 2nd Derby S G1, Irish Champion S G1, Irish St Leger Trial S LR, 3rd Alleged S LR. 2007: RAIN FOREST (c Sadler’s Wells) 2 wins at 3. 2010: Grace And Favour (f Montjeu) 2011: (f Montjeu)

Broodmare Sire: SHIRLEY HEIGHTS. Sire of the dams of 180 Stakes winners. In 2011 - FAME AND GLORY Montjeu G1, OPINION POLL Halling G2, DONTELLTHEWIFE Volksraad LR, PIRATEER Danehill Dancer LR, POET Pivotal LR, SOLEMIA Poliglote LR, TACTICIAN Motivator LR. The Montjeu/Shirley Heights cross has produced: ANTON CHEKHOV G1, FAME AND GLORY G1, MONTARE G1, Washington Irving G2, Red Peony G3.




Age 2-5

Starts 36

Wins 13

Places Earned 22 £1,588,561

Sire: EVEN TOP. Sire of 1 Stakes winner. In 2011 CIRRUS DES AIGLES Septieme Ciel G1. 1st Dam: Taille de Guepe by Septieme Ciel. unraced. Dam of 2 winners: 2003: MESNIL DES AIGLES (c Neverneyev) 7 wins at 3 to 7. 2004: Miss des Aigles (f Alamo Bay) 2005: Vie des Aigles (f Alamo Bay) Unplaced. 2006: CIRRUS DES AIGLES (g Even Top) 13 wins 3-5, Champion S G1, Grand Prix de Deauville G2, Prix Dollar G2, Prix du Conseil de Paris G2, Grand Prix de Vichy G3, La Coupe G3, Prix du Prince d’Orange G3, Prix Gontaut-Biron G3, Prix de Boulogne LR, Grand Prix du Lion d’Angers LR, 2nd Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud G1, Prix d’Ispahan G1, Prix Dollar G2, Prix du Conseil de Paris G2, Prix Exbury G3, Grand Prix de Clairefontaine LR, Prix Matchem LR, Derby du Languedoc LR, Prix Policeman LR, 3rd Prix Ganay G1, Prix Gontaut-Biron G3, Prix Ridgway LR, Prix Pelleas LR. 2008: Kiva des Aigles (f Enrique) in training. Broodmare Sire: SEPTIEME CIEL. Sire of the dams of 17 Stakes winners. In 2011 - CIRRUS DES AIGLES Even Top G1. CIRRUS DES AIGLES b g 2006 Ahonoora Topanoora Topping Girl EVEN TOP br 93 Niniski Skevena Skhiza Seattle Slew

2nd Dam: GRIMPOLA by Windwurf. 2 wins in West Germany ARAG Schwarzgold-Rennen G2. Own sister to GRIMBEAU. Dam of Golan Heights (g Shirley Heights: 2nd July Trophy S LR), Gryada (see above). Grandam of GONBARDA, GLOBAL DREAM, GONFILIA, GONLARGO, GORLOR, Gondoro, Global Dancer, Global World. Third dam of GOATHEMALA, GALANA, Signs In The Sand.

Broodmare Sire: BISHOP OF CASHEL. Sire of the dams of 4 Stakes winners. In 2011 - DEACON BLUES Compton Place G2. Lorenzaccio Helen Nichols Indian Ridge Swing Easy Hillbrow Golden City COMPTON PLACE ch 94 Yellow God Nebbiolo Novara Nosey Wolver Hollow Little Cynthia Fazilka Known Fact Warning Slightly Dangerous Bishop of Cashel Sadler’s Wells Ballet Classique Estaciones PERSARIO b 99 Red God Stanford Sweet Almond Barford Lady Sallust Grace Poole Marvedo



Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge MONTJEU b 96 Top Ville Floripedes Toute Cy Mill Reef Shirley Heights Hardiemma GRYADA b/br 93 Windwurf Grimpola Gondel

Nearctic Natalma Bold Reason Special High Top Sega Ville Tennyson Adele Toumignon Never Bend Milan Mill Hardicanute Grand Cross Kaiseradler Wiesenweihe Zank Goldhenne

Septieme Ciel Maximova TAILLE DE GUEPE ch 99 Funambule Roots Ruma

Lorenzaccio Helen Nichols Sea Hawk II Round Eye Nijinsky Virginia Hills Targowice Anticlea Bold Reasoning My Charmer Green Dancer Baracala Lyphard Sonoma Rheffic Runnello

Ahonoora left a very rich legacy thanks to stallion sons of the calibre of Indian Ridge and Inchinor. Other sons, such as Dr Devious and Don’t Forget Me, also added to the legacy but one who had few opportunities was Topanoora. Speed and precocity were usually among the main attractions of the Ahonoora clan, but Topanoora didn’t race at two and, thanks partly to having a dam by Sea Hawk II, he did his racing between a mile and a quarter and a mile and a half, notably winning the Blandford Stakes (he also crossed the line first in the Hardwicke Stakes). He made his debut at Morristown Lattin Stud in 1992 but struggled for support despite being available for as little as £1,000 in his third season. Topanoora was then exported to India but was repatriated by Coolmore, who quickly transferred him to its National Hunt team. Coolmore’s interest in Topanoora


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European Pattern was sparked by the success of his first-crop son Even Top, who failed by only a short head to defeat Mark Of Esteem in the 1996 2,000 Guineas, before starting second favourite for the Derby. Even Top ultimately failed to win a Group race and he initially retired to Clara View Stud in Ireland before being relocated to France. Sparely used before his death in 2009, Even Top finally made his mark by siring the remarkable gelding Cirrus des Aigles, winner of the QIPCO Champion Stakes on the 38th appearance of a career which features 13 victories and 15 seconds. Cirrus des Aigles comes from a famous female line, tracing back to Lady Peregrine, dam of the 2,000 Guineas winner Flamingo and second dam of the Champion Stakes winner Honeyway. His fifth dam, Run Honey, was a talented half-sister to Honeyway and her string of smart offspring included Cirrus des Aigles’s fourth dam Runnello, a triple winner at two, when rated 116 by Timeform. This family has also produced the very successful stallions Lord Gayle and Persian Bold, plus the 2008 Irish St Leger winner Septimus. Cirrus des Aigles ranks alongside the American horses Officer, Happy Ticket and Proud Accolade as a Gr1 winner out of a daughter of the Prix de la Foret winner Septieme Ciel. Funambule, sire of the gelding’s second dam Roots, was smart at up to a mile. 360 PRIX DU CONSEIL DE PARIS G2 LONGCHAMP. October 16. 3yo+. 2400m.

1. VADAMAR (FR) 3 8-9 £63,879 gr c by Dalakhani - Vadawina (Unfuwain) O-HH The Aga Khan B-HH The Aga Khan’s Studs SC TR-A de Royer-Dupre 2. Solemia (IRE) 3 8-6 £24,655 b f by Poliglote - Brooklyn’s Dance (Shirley Heights) O-Wertheimer et Frere B-Wertheimer et Frere TR-C Laffon-Parias 3. Ivory Land (FR) 4 9-4 £11,767 ch c by Lando - Ivory Coast (Peintre Celebre) O-Eduardo Fierro B-Z Hakam TR-A de Royer-Dupre Margins Neck, 2. Time 2:32.34. Going Good. Age 2-3

Starts 7

Wins 3

Places 2

Earned £126,164

VADAMAR gr c 2008

Margins 0.75, 0.5. Time 1:53.60. Going Good. Mill Reef Hardiemma Abdos Delsy Kelty Mr Prospector Miswaki Hopespringseternal Crystal Palace Damana Denia Nearctic Northern Dancer Natalma Bustino Height of Fashion Highclere Gone West Zafonic Zaizafon Linamix Vadlamixa Vadlava Shirley Heights

Darshaan DALAKHANI gr 2000 Daltawa

Unfuwain VADAWINA b 2002 Vadaza

361 PREMIO DORMELLO G3 MILAN. October 16. 2yof. 1600m.

1. BUGIE D’AMORE (GB) 8-11 £47,413 b f by Rail Link - Asmita (Efisio) O-Allevamento dei Sette B-Azienda Agricola Rosati Colarieti TR-B Grizzetti 2. Cherry Collect (IRE) 8-11 £20,862 b f by Oratorio - Holy Moon (Hernando) O-Effevi B-Razza Del Velino TR-S Botti 3. Cool Wave (GB) 8-11 £11,379 bbr f by One Cool Cat - Onda Chiara (Dane Friendly) O/B-Immobiliare Casa Paola TR-B Grizzetti Margins 1, 3. Time 1:36.40. Going Good. Age 2

Starts 8

Wins 4

1st Dam: ASMITA by Efisio. 7 wins 3-4 in Italy, Premio Soragna Limited H LR. Dam of 5 winners: 2002: Jack Aubrey (c Alzao) 6 wins 2-6 in Italy, 2nd Premio Toscana LR, 3rd Premio Carlo d’Alessio G3. 2005: SEA SEX SUN (f Desert Prince) 2 wins at 2 and 3 in Italy, Premio Torricola LR. 2006: TAURAKINA (f Selkirk) 2 wins. 2007: ADITI (f Dansili) Winner at 4 in France. 2009: BUGIE D’AMORE (f Rail Link) 4 wins at 2 in Italy, Premio Dormello G3, 2nd Premio Coolmore LR, 3rd Premio Repubbliche Marinare LR. 2010: (f Singspiel) 2nd Dam: ASTORGA by Relko. 10 wins in Italy Premio Torricola LR, Premio Alessandro Perrone LR, 2nd Premio Buontalenta G3. Dam of ASMITA see above). Broodmare Sire: EFISIO. Sire of the dams of 24 Stakes winners. In 2011 - DELEGATOR Dansili G2, AL REP Trade Fair G3, BUGIE D’AMORE Rail Link G3, DORDOGNE Singspiel G3, RIMTH Oasis Dream G3. BUGIE D’AMORE b f 2009 Danehill Dansili Hasili Theatrical Docklands Dockage Formidable Efisio

1st Dam: VADAWINA by Unfuwain. 3 wins at 3 in France, Prix Saint-Alary G1. Dam of 1 winner: 2007: Vedela (f Selkirk) unraced. 2008: VADAMAR (c Dalakhani) 3 wins at 2 and 3 in France, Prix du Conseil de Paris G2, Prix Francois Mathet LR, 3rd Prix Greffulhe G2, Prix Niel G2. 2009: Vaderana (f Monsun) unraced to date. 2010: (f Dansili)

Earned £95,168

Sire: RAIL LINK. Sire of 1 Stakes winner. In 2011 BUGIE D’AMORE Efisio G3.


Sire: DALAKHANI. Sire of 24 Stakes winners. In 2011 - DUNCAN Danehill G1, RELIABLE MAN Sadler’s Wells G1, VADAMAR Unfuwain G2, BARAAN Grindstone G3.

Places 4

Eldoret ASMITA b 96 Relko Astorga Aldenize

Danzig Razyana Kahyasi Kerali Nureyev Tree of Knowledge Riverman Golden Alibi Forli Native Partner High Top Bamburi Tanerko Relance III So Blessed Anguilla

362 PREMIO DEL PIAZZALE G3 MILAN. October 16. 3yo+. 1600m.

2nd Dam: Vadaza by Zafonic. 1 win at 3 in France, 2nd Prix de la Seine LR. Dam of VADAWINA (f Unfuwain, see above), VADAPOLINA (f Trempolino: Prix Cleopatre G3, Prix de Psyche G3), VADSALINA (f Sagacity: Prix Isonomy LR) Broodmare Sire: UNFUWAIN. Sire of the dams of 32 Stakes winners. In 2011 - SHAMALGAN Footstepsinthesand G2, VADAMAR Dalakhani G2, LEY HUNTER Kingmambo G3, CHARDONNEY TCHEQUE One Cool Cat LR.


1. LE VIE INFINITE (IRE) 4 8-11 £34,482 b c by Le Vie Dei Colori - Looking Back (Stravinsky) O-Roberto Brogi B-Roberto Brogi TR-R Brogi 2. Point Blank (GER) 3 8-9 £15,172 b c by Royal Dragon - Princess Li (Monsun) O-Stall Antanando B-F-P Von Auersperg, F Haffa TR-Mario Hofer 3. Marcret (ITY) 4 8-11 £8,275 b f by Martino Alonso - Love Secret (Secreto) O-Scuderia Siba B-Azienda Agricola Antezzante SRL TR-S Botti

Age 2-4

Starts 15

Wins 5

Places 5

DAGDA MOR b c 2007 Last Tycoon

Earned £92,646

Marju Flame of Tara MARTINO ALONSO b 94 Cure The Blues

Sire: LE VIE DEI COLORI. Sire of 6 Stakes winners. In 2011 - LE VIE INFINITE Stravinsky G3. 1st Dam: Looking Back by Stravinsky. 2 wins, 2nd Premio Gino Mantovani LR. Dam of 2 winners: 2006: RIP VAN WINKLE (c Galileo) Champion 3yo miler in Europe in 2009, Champion older horse in Europe in 2010 (9.5-10.5f.) 5 wins 2-4, Juddmonte International S G1, Queen Elizabeth II S G1, Sussex S G1, 2nd Eclipse S G1, Irish Champion S G1, Queen Elizabeth II S G1, Sussex S G1. 2007: LE VIE INFINITE (c Le Vie Dei Colori) 5 wins at 3 and 4 in Italy, Premio del Piazzale G3, Premio Tullio Righetti LR, 3rd Premio WWF LR. 2008: La Grande Elisa (f Ad Valorem) in training. 2010: (f Galileo) 2011: (c Galileo) 2nd Dam: MUSTIQUE DREAM by Don’t Forget Me. 2 wins at 3. Dam of Looking Back (see above). Broodmare Sire: STRAVINSKY. Sire of the dams of 5 SWs. In 2011 - BLACKIE Black Minnaloushe G2, MOSHEEN Fastnet Rock G2, LE VIE INFINITE Le Vie Dei Colori G3. Forli Formidable Native Partner Efisio High Top Eldoret Bamburi LE VIE DEI COLORI b 00 Northern Dancer El Gran Senor Sex Appeal Mystic Tempo Timeless Moment Doubling Time Lodeve Northern Dancer Nureyev Special Stravinsky Blushing Groom Fire The Groom Prospector’s Fire LOOKING BACK b 01 Ahonoora Don’t Forget Me African Doll Mustique Dream Shareef Dancer Jamaican Punch House Tie

363 PREMIO OMENONI G3 MILAN. October 16. 3yo+. 1000m.

1. DAGDA MOR (ITY) 4 9-4 £34,482 b c by Martino Alonso - Bagnolese (Cape Cross) O-Effevi B-Razza Del Velino TR-S Botti 2. Rebecca Rolfe (GB) 5 8-10 £15,172 b m by Pivotal - Matoaka (A P Indy) O-Aston House Stud B-Cheveley Park Stud TR-M Gasparini 3. Smooth Operator (GER) 5 9-4 £8,275 b g by Big Shuffle - Salzgitter (Salse) O-Stall Jenny B-Mario Hofer TR-Mario Hofer Margins 1.5, neck. Time 0:58.70. Going Good. Starts 24

Wins 11

Strident Note Green Desert Cape Cross Park Appeal BAGNOLESE b 02 Star Appeal Sequin Lady Scintillate

364 GRAN PREMIO DEL JOCKEY CLUB G1 MILAN. October 16. 3yo+. 2400m.

1. CAMPANOLOGIST (USA) 6 9-4 £116,379 b h by Kingmambo - Ring of Music (Sadler’s Wells) O-Godolphin B-Darley TR-Saeed bin Suroor 2. Arrigo (GER) 3 8-13 £51,206 b c by Shirocco - Aiyana (Last Tycoon) O/B-Gestut Schlenderhan TR-J Hirschberger 3. Lord Chaparral (IRE) 4 9-4 £27,931 b c by High Chaparral - Freccia d’Oro (Acatenango) O-Scuderia Framanti B-Faumar TR-R Brogi Margins 1.25, neck. Time 2:27.40. Going Good. Age 2-6


Age 2-4

Cheerful Note

Places 9

Earned £231,625

Sire: MARTINO ALONSO. Sire of 6 Stakes winners. In 2011 - DAGDA MOR Cape Cross G3. 1st Dam: Bagnolese by Cape Cross. Dam of 1 winner: 2007: DAGDA MOR (c Martino Alonso) 11 wins 2-4, Premio Omenoni G3, Premio Bersaglio LR, Premio Cancelli LR, Premio Enrico Camici LR, 2nd Premio Tudini G3, Gran Premio Citta’ di Napoli LR, Premio Divino Amore LR, 3rd Gran Premio Citta’ di Napoli LR, Premio Certosa LR, Premio Eupili LR. 2009: Drop The Gun (c Shirocco) 2010: Girl of The Rain (f Refuse To Bend) 2nd Dam: Sequin Lady by Star Appeal. Unraced. Dam of SHE’S SO LOVELY (f Distant Relative: Premio Carlo Chiesa LR, Premio Pietro BesseroRathbarry Stud LR, Premio Verziere LR), Satin Dancer (g Rousillon: 3rd Telenorma Preis - Langer Hamburger LR), BRUCIAPELO (c Roi Danzig: Premio Criterium d’Inverno Hurdle LR, 3rd Corsa di Siepi dei 4 Anni Hurdle G2). Grandam of THE CONFESSOR, Achak. Broodmare Sire: CAPE CROSS. Sire of the dams of 6 Stakes winners. In 2011 - SHUKA Bachelor Duke G2, TRUMPET MAJOR Arakan G2, DAGDA MOR Martino Alonso G3.

Try My Best Mill Princess Artaius Welsh Flame Stop The Music Quick Cure The Minstrel Furioso Danzig Foreign Courier Ahonoora Balidaress Appiani II Sterna Sparkler Set Free

Starts 34

Wins 11

Places 14

Earned £964,324

Sire: KINGMAMBO. Sire of 83 Stakes winners. In 2011 - CAMPANOLOGIST Sadler’s Wells G1, KINGDOM OF FIFE Fairy King G1, GENIUS BEAST Sinndar G3, LEY HUNTER Unfuwain G3. 1st Dam: Ring of Music by Sadler’s Wells. unraced. Dam of 3 winners: 1999: Dubai Soprano (f Zafonic) unraced. Dam of Isobel Baillie (3rd Prix Madame Jean Couturie LR). Grandam of ALAURA MICHELE (PG Johnson S LR). 2000: Armilla (f Rainbow Quest) unraced. Dam of WELL ROUNDED (Matriach S G2). 2001: Rosa Raisa (f Rainbow Quest) 2002: Roundel (f Kingmambo) Died in 2010. 2003: MELODIC SCORE (c Kingmambo) Winner at 4 in UAE. 2004: Peace Bell (f Kingmambo) 2005: CAMPANOLOGIST (c Kingmambo) 11 wins 26, Gran Premio del Jockey Club G1, RheinlandPokal G1, GP von Lotto Hamburg Deutschland Preis G1, Preis von Europa G1, King Edward VII S G2, Dubai City of Gold S G2, Winter Hill S G3, Feilden S LR, 2nd Tattersalls Gold Cup G1, Hardwicke S G2, York S G2, Bosphorus Cup G2, Cumberland Lodge S G3, Rose of Lancaster S G3, 3rd Gran Premio di Milano G1, Derby Trial S G3, Arc Trial G3 (twice). 2006: SONG CYCLE (c Cherokee Run) 3 wins at 2 to 4 in USA. 2007: Holy Music (c Holy Bull) Unplaced. 2008: Glorious Success (f Successful Appeal) unraced to date. 2010: (f Giant’s Causeway) 2nd Dam: GLORIOUS SONG by Halo. Champion older mare in Canada and U.S.A. in 1980. 17 wins at 2-5, Spinster S G1, La Canada S G1, Santa Margarita Invitational H G1, Top Flight H G1, 2nd Marlboro Cup H G1, Amory L Haskell H G1, Beldame S G1, Santa Margarita Invitational H G1. Sister to SAINT BALLADO and DEVIL’S BAG. Dam of SINGSPIEL (c In The Wings: Juddmonte International S G1, Coronation Cup G1, Canadian International S G1, Japan Cup G1, 2nd Coronation Cup G1, Eclipse S G1, Grand Prix de Paris G1, Breeders’ Cup Turf G1), RAHY (c Blushing Groom: Bel Air H G2, 2nd Middle Park S G1), RAKEEN (c Northern Dancer: Allen Snijman S G2, 3rd Rothmans July H G1), Rivotious (c Riverman: 3rd Isaac Murphy Memorial S LR), Song of Freedom (c Arazi: 3rd Sheikh Maktoum Al Maktoum Challenge 1 LR). Grandam of MEZZO SOPRANO, DANON CHANTILLY, EMIRATES TO DUBAI. Third dam of CLAREMONT, FRERE JACQUES. Broodmare Sire: SADLER’S WELLS. Sire of the dams of 265 Stakes winners. In 2011 - CAMPANOLOGIST Kingmambo G1, IMMORTAL VERSE Pivotal G1, RELIABLE MAN Dalakhani G1, STAND TO GAIN Hawk Wing G1, TIMEPIECE Zamindar G1, FEARS


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Caulfield on Cirrus Des Aigles: “His sire, Even Top, ultimately failed to win a Group race and he initially retired to Clara View Stud in Ireland before being relocated to France”

NOTHING Faltaat G2, GIANTS PLAY Giant’s Causeway G2, MEEZNAH Dynaformer G2, TESTOSTERONE Dansili G2, ANAM ALLTA Invincible Spirit G3, BANKABLE Medicean G3, CASTLETHORPE Not A Single Doubt G3, COSMO MEADOW King’s Best G3, FOX HUNT Dubawi G3, I’M A DREAMER Noverre G3, MAWINGO Tertullian G3, MODUN King’s Best G3, NAMIBIAN Cape Cross G3, WORKFORCE King’s Best G3. The Kingmambo/Sadler’s Wells cross has produced: CAMPANOLOGIST G1, DIVINE PROPORTIONS G1, EL CONDOR PASA G1, HENRYTHENAVIGATOR G1, QUEEN CLEOPATRA G1, THEWAYYOUARE G1, VIRGINIA WATERS G1, WONDER OF WONDERS G1, AKAREM G3, AMBOBO LR, Ershaad G1, Master of Hounds G1, You’ll Be Mine G1, Shahin G2, Bergamask LR, Indigo Myth LR, Marine Officer LR, Moon Dazzle LR, Multazem LR.

366 PREIS DES WINTERFAVORITEN G3 COLOGNE. October 16. 2yo. 1600m.

1. TAI CHI (GER) 9-2 £73,276 b c by High Chaparral - Taita (Big Shuffle) O/B-Rennstall Gestut Hachtsee TR-W Baltromei 2. Amarillo (IRE) 9-2 £26,724 b c by Holy Roman Emperor - Alte Kunst (Royal Academy) O-Stall Nizza B-Juergen Imm TR-P Schiergen 3. Amaron (GB) 9-2 £17,672 ch c by Shamardal - Amandalini (Bertolini) O-Gestut Winterhauch B-Genesis Green Stud Ltd TR-Andreas Lowe Margins 3.5, head. Time 1:39.98. Going Soft. Age 2

Starts 5

Wins 4

Places 1

Broodmare Sire: WOODMAN. Sire of the dams of 156 Stakes winners. In 2011 - AMANEE Pivotal G1, ARCHARCHARCH Arch G1, BYWORD Peintre Celebre G2, HARBOUR WATCH Acclamation G2, HEADACHE Tapit G2, HURTLE MYRTLE Dane Shadow G2, BOLDOGSAG Layman G3, FIREBOLT Stravinsky G3, FRENCH NAVY Shamardal G3, VICTORIA’S WILDCAT Bellamy Road G3. BOLDOGSAG ro f 2009 Halo Sunday Silence Wishing Well LAYMAN ch 2002 Nureyev Laiyl Alydaress

Earned £184,845

Mr Prospector Woodman Playmate

See race 321 in November issue CAMPANOLOGIST b h 2005 Native Dancer Raise You Nashua Gold Digger Sequence Northern Dancer Nureyev Special Prove Out Pasadoble Santa Quilla Nearctic Northern Dancer Natalma Bold Reason Fairy Bridge Special Hail To Reason Halo Cosmah Herbager Ballade Miss Swapsco Raise A Native Mr Prospector KINGMAMBO b 90 Miesque

Sadler’s Wells RING OF MUSIC b 93 Glorious Song

LONGCHAMP. October 16. 2yo. 1800m.

1. LOI (IRE) 8-11 £34,483 b c by Lawman - Lockup (Inchinor) O-E Ciampi, L Disaro B-Petra Bloodstock Agency TR-J-M Beguigne 2. Yang Tse Kiang (FR) 8-11 £13,793 b g by Kahyasi - Mikalia (Kaldoun) O-B Cadet, A Cadet B-E Puerari TR-R Chotard 3. Lidari (FR) 8-11 £10,345 b c by Acclamation - Laxlova (Linamix) O-HH The Aga Khan B-HH The Aga Khan TR-J-C Rouget Margins 0.75, 1.5. Time :1:54.63. Going Good. Starts 3

Wins 2

Places 1

1st Dam: LOCKUP by Inchinor. 4 wins at 3 and 4 in France. Dam of 1 winner: 2009: LOI (c Lawman) Sold 36,985gns foal at ARDEC, 75,853gns yearling at ARAUG. 2 wins at 2 in France, Prix de Conde G3. 2010: (c Clodovil) 2011: (c High Rock) 2nd Dam: LANDLOCKED by Unbridled. 2 wins at 3 in France. Dam of LAW OF CHANCE (f Pennekamp: Prix Frederic de Lagrange LR). Broodmare Sire: INCHINOR. Sire of the dams of 11 Stakes winners. In 2011 - POWER Oasis Dream G1, UP IN TIME Noverre G2, LOI Lawman G3, FENCING Street Cry LR. LOI b c 2009


Inchinor LOCKUP b 2003 Landlocked

TAI CHI b c 2009 Sadler’s Wells HIGH CHAPARRAL b 99 Kasora

Big Shuffle TAITA ch 04 Tamarita

Nearctic Northern Dancer Natalma Bold Reason Fairy Bridge Special Shirley Heights Darshaan Delsy Kris Kozana Koblenza Bold Reasoning Super Concorde Prime Abord Elevation Raise Your Skirts Strings Attached Surumu Acatenango Aggravate Windwurf Tamacana Tammyra

367 PRIX DES RESERVOIRS G3 DEAUVILLE. October 18. 2yof. 1600m.

1. BOLDOGSAG (FR) 8-9 £34,483 ro f by Layman - Belga Wood (Woodman) O-Mme Georges Sandor B-Georges Sandor TR-P Bary 2. Mashoora (IRE) 8-9 £13,793 ch f by Barathea - Lovely Blossom (Spinning World) O-Hamdan Al Maktoum B-Grangecon Stud TR-J-C Rouget 3. Rajastani (IRE) 8-9 £10,345 b f by Zamindar - Rocky Mistress (Rock of Gibraltar) O/B-Ecurie Skymarc Farm TR-S Wattel Margins Short head, 0.75. Time 1:41.90. Going Good to soft. Age 2

Starts 3

Wins 3

Places 0

Earned £59,483

Sire: LAYMAN. Sire of 1 Stakes winners. In 2011 BOLDOGSAG Woodman G3.

BELGA WOOD b 96 Al Nasr Madame Belga Belga

368 HORRIS HILL S G3 NEWBURY. October 22. 2yoc&g. 7f.

1. TELL DAD (GB) 8-12 £19,281 b g by Intikhab - Don’t Tell Mum (Dansili) O-Andrew Tinkler B-Wallace Holmes & Partners TR-R Hannon 2. Saigon (GB) 8-12 £7,310 b c by Royal Applause - Luanshya (First Trump) O-PCJ Dalby, RD Schuster B-R Dollar, T Adams, GF Pemberton TR-James Toller 3. Hazaz (IRE) 8-12 £3,658 b c by Dubawi - Treble Seven (Fusaichi Pegasus) O-Saeed Manana B-Rabbah TR-CE Brittain Margins 2, head. Time 1:23.80 (slow 0.80). Going Good to firm. Age 2

Starts 10

1st Dam: Belga Wood by Woodman. Dam of 6 winners: 2001: MISS BELGA BOUND (f Boundary) 4 wins in USA. 2002: BOSTON BELGA (f Boston Harbor) 3 wins at 2 and 3 in USA. 2004: MINNALOUSHE (f Black Minnaloushe) 3 wins at 4 and 5 in France. 2005: Drogenboos (c Beaudelaire) 2006: BARATOM (c Beaudelaire) 3 wins 3-4 in France. 2008: BEOWULF (c Layman) Winner at 2 in France. 2009: BOLDOGSAG (f Layman) 3 wins at 2 in France, Prix des Reservoirs G3.


Wins 3

Places 5

Earned £247,615

Age 3-5

Starts 17

Wins 7

2nd Dam: ARASTOU by Surumu. Champion 3yo filly in Germany in 1992. 4 wins at 3, Preis der Hannoverschen Sparkassen 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 Grosser Preis der Stadtsparkasse Dortmund LR). Broodmare Sire: LANDO. Sire of the dams of 6 Stakes winners. In 2011 - ALTANO Galileo G3, KARSABRUNI Speedmaster G3. ALTANO b h 2006 Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge Miswaki Urban Sea Allegretta Acatenango Lando Laurea ALANDA b 2001 Surumu Arastou Arabeske

2nd Dam: Zinnia by Zilzal. Ran once at 2. Dam of ICESOLATOR (g One Cool Cat: National S LR, 3rd Greenham S G3). Broodmare Sire: DANSILI. Sire of the dams of 1 Stakes winner. In 2011 - TELL DAD Intikhab G3. The Intikhab/Dansili cross has produced: TELL DAD G3, Khawatim G3. TELL DAD b g 2009 Hail To Reason Bramalea Damascus Christmas Wind Mr Prospector Crafty Prospector Real Crafty Lady Danzig Zienelle Past Example Danzig Danehill Razyana Kahyasi Hasili Kerali Nureyev Zilzal French Charmer Raja Baba Ibtihaj Pas de Nom Roberto Red Ransom

Arabia INTIKHAB b 94 Crafty Example



369 ST LEGER ITALIANO G3 MILAN. October 22. 3yo+. 2800m.

1. ALTANO (GER) 5 8-13 £34,482 b h by Galileo - Alanda (Lando) O-Frau Dr I Hornig B-Gestut Ittlingen TR-A Wohler 2. Leo Gali (IRE) 4 8-9 £15,172 b f by Galileo - Reprise (Darshaan) O-DAR B-Longueville Bloodstock TR-Vaclav Luka II

Earned £41,606

1st Dam: Alanda by Lando. unraced. Dam of 1 winner: 2006: ALTANO (c Galileo) 7 wins at 4 and 5 in France, Germany, St Leger Italiano G3. 2008: Araldo (c High Chaparral) 2009: (c Nayef) 2010: Alito (c Big Shuffle) 2011: (c Medicean)


1st Dam: DON’T TELL MUM by Dansili. 2 wins at 2 and 3. Dam of 2 winners: 2006: Tell Mum (f Marju) unraced. 2008: Khawatim (c Intikhab) 2 wins at 2 in France, 3rd Prix de Cabourg Jockey Club Turquie G3. 2009: TELL DAD (g Intikhab) 72,000gns yearling at TAOC1. 3 wins at 2, Horris Hill S G3. 2010: (c Intikhab) 2011: (c Intikhab)

Places 7

Sire: GALILEO. Sire of 102 Stakes winners. In 2011 - CAPE BLANCO Presidium G1, FRANKEL Danehill G1, GALIKOVA Blushing Groom G1, GOLDEN LILAC Danehill G1, IGUGU Intikhab G1, MAYBE Danehill G1, MISTY FOR ME Storm Cat G1, NATHANIEL Silver Hawk G1, RODERIC O’CONNOR Danehill G1, TOGETHER Pennekamp G1, TREASURE BEACH Mark of Esteem G1, DAVID LIVINGSTON Indian Ridge G2, IL SAGGIATORE Snippets G2, JOHANN ZOFFANY Royal Academy G2, ALTANO Lando G3, GALILEO’S CHOICE Sir Ivor G3, QUEST FOR PEACE Danehill Dancer G3, SENSE OF PURPOSE Darshaan G3.

Sire: INTIKHAB. Sire of 21 SWs. In 2011 - GLEN’S DIAMOND Rainbow Quest G3, TELL DAD Dansili G3.

DON’T TELL MUM b 02 Danzig Foreign Courier Kris Rafha Eljazzi Mr Prospector Gulch Jameela Shirley Heights Light The Lights Lighted Glory Lorenzaccio Ahonoora Helen Nichols Lomond Inchmurrin On Show Fappiano Unbridled Gana Facil Pitskelly Land Shark Luvia Green Desert

LAWMAN b 2004

2nd Dam: Tamarita by Acatenango. 3rd Grosser Stutenpries der Stadt Krefeld LR. Dam of Taita (see above).

Earned £52,241

Sire: LAWMAN. Sire of 1 Stakes winner. In 2011 LOI Inchinor G3.

Invincible Spirit

1st Dam: Taita by Big Shuffle. Winner at 2, 2nd Lanson Cup LR, Kronimus Rennen LR. Dam of 1 winner: 2009: TAI CHI (c High Chaparral) 4 wins at 2, Preis des Winterfavoriten G3. 2010: Takenja (f Dubawi) 2011: (f Dai Jin)

Broodmare Sire: BIG SHUFFLE. Sire of the dams of 18 Stakes winners. In 2011 - TAI CHI High Chaparral G3, TWINLIGHT Muhtathir LR.


Age 2

Sire: HIGH CHAPARRAL. Sire of 30 SWs. In 2011 DESCARADO Lord Ballina G1, SO YOU THINK Tights G1, WIGMORE HALL Theatrical G1, HIDDEN ASSET Zabeel G2, TAI CHI Big Shuffle G3.

Hail To Reason Cosmah Understanding Mountain Flower Northern Dancer Special Alydar Balidaress Raise A Native Gold Digger Buckpasser Intriguing Lyphard Caretta Le Fabuleux Belle de Retz

3. Lacateno (GB) 4 8-13 £8,275 b c by Green Tune - Lacatena (Acatenango) O/B-Gestut Ittlingen TR-W Hickst Margins 8, 0.5. Time 2:53.60. Going Good.

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

370 ST SIMON S G3 NEWBURY. October 22. 3yo+. 12f 5yds.

1. BEATEN UP (GB) 3 8-10 £28,355 b g by Beat Hollow - Frog (Akarad) O-B Haggas B-JB Haggas TR-WJ Haggas 2. Al Kazeem (GB) 3 8-10 £10,750 b c by Dubawi - Kazeem (Darshaan) O-DJ Deer B-DJ And Mrs Deer TR-R Charlton 3. Barbican (GB) 3 8-10 £5,380 b g by Hurricane Run - The Faraway Tree (Suave Dancer) O-John Stocker B-Hascombe And Valiant Studs TR-A Bailey Margins 4.5, 3.5. Time 2:31.75 (slow 0.95). Going Good to firm. Age 3

Starts 3

Wins 3

Places 0

Earned £39,427

Sire: BEAT HOLLOW. Sire of 13 Stakes winners. In 2011 - SEA MOON Alleged G2, BEATEN UP Akarad G3, VAGABOND SHOES Singspiel G3. 1st Dam: FROG by Akarad. 5 wins at 3. Dam of 5 winners: 1998: SEL (f Salse) 2 wins at 2. 1999: FROGLET (f Shaamit) 3 wins at 3. 2000: Batto (g Slip Anchor) 2002: VALE DE LOBO (f Loup Sauvage) 5 wins. 2003: Rivetting (g Vettori) 2005: Pond (f Compton Place) Unplaced. 2007: HARRIS TWEED (g Hernando) 4 wins at 3, Noel Murless S LR, Stand Cup LR, 2nd Hardwicke S G2.


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European Pattern 2008: BEATEN UP (g Beat Hollow) 3 wins at 3, St Simon S G3. 2009: Vow (f Motivator) unraced to date. 2010: (f Sakhee)

Broodmare Sire: KINGMAMBO. Sire of the dams of 48 Stakes winners. In 2011 - CAMELOT Montjeu G1, MIDDAY Oasis Dream G1, GAMILATI Bernardini G2, ENTIFAADHA Dansili G3.

2nd Dam: Best Girl Friend by Sharrood. unraced. Dam of PRINCIPE DOS MARES (c Vettori: C Presidente Rafael A Paes de Barros LR, 3rd Grande Premio Dezesseis de Julho G2), Best Grey (c Ezzoud: 2nd Premio Villa Borghese LR, 3rd Derby Italiano G1), Record Holder (c Roi Normand: 2nd Grande Premio Gervasio Seabra G2), Ovo Frito (c Vettori: 2nd Classico Breno Caldas LR). Grandam of TONYA.

Montjeu/Kingmambo cross has produced: CAMELOT G1, MOUNT HELICON LR, Uimhir A Haon G3.

Broodmare Sire: AKARAD. Sire of the dams of 46 SWs. In 2011 - AKARLINA Martaline G3, BEATEN UP Beat Hollow G3, SKINS GAME Diktat G3. BEATEN UP b g 2008 Sadler’s Wells BEAT HOLLOW b 97 Wemyss Bight

Akarad FROG b 93 Best Girl Friend

Nearctic Northern Dancer Natalma Bold Reason Fairy Bridge Special Lyphard Dancing Brave Navajo Princess Mill Reef Bahamian Sorbus Busted Labus Cordovilla Abdos Licata Gaia Caro Sharrood Angel Island Birdbrook Girl Friend View Mistress

371 RACING POST TROPHY G1 DONCASTER. October 22. 2yoc&f. 8f.

1. CAMELOT (GB) 9-0 £131,567 b c by Montjeu - Tarfah (Kingmambo) O-D Smith, Mrs J Magnier, M Tabor B-Sheikh Abdulla Bin Isa Al-Khalifa TR-AP O’Brien 2. Zip Top (IRE) 9-0 £49,880 b c by Smart Strike - Zofzig (Danzig) O-Sheikh Mohammed B-Darley TR-JS Bolger 3. Fencing (USA) 9-0 £24,963 ch c by Street Cry - Latice (Inchinor) O/B-George Strawbridge TR-JHM Gosden Margins 2.25, neck. Time 1:38.58 (slow 0.08). Going Good. Age 2

Starts 2

Wins 2

Places 0

Earned £141,679

Sire: MONTJEU. Sire of 109 Stakes winners. In 2011 - CAMELOT Kingmambo G1, FAME AND GLORY Shirley Heights G1, JUKEBOX JURY Kenmare G1, MASKED MARVEL Mark of Esteem G1, MISS KELLER Warning G1, POUR MOI Darshaan G1, SARAH LYNX Danehill G1, ST NICHOLAS ABBEY Sure Blade G1, BLUE BAJAN Darshaan G2, RECITAL Kendor G2, WADING Green Desert G2, ASKAR TAU Acatenango G3, CLASS IS CLASS Hector Protector G3, GOLDEN PARACHUTE Volksraad G3, GREEN MOON Green Tune G3, PACIFIQUE Zafonic G3, PINK SYMPHONY Darshaan G3. 1st Dam: TARFAH by Kingmambo. 5 wins at 3 and 4, Dahlia S G3. Dam of 2 winners: 2008: IDEAL (f Galileo) Winner at 3. 2009: CAMELOT (c Montjeu) 525,000gns yearling at TAOC1. 2 wins at 2, Racing Post Trophy G1. 2010: (f Cape Cross) 2011: (c Pivotal) 2nd Dam: FICKLE by Danehill. 2 wins at 3, Virginia Rated S LR. Dam of TARFAH (see above). CAMELOT b c 2009 Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge MONTJEU b 96 Top Ville Floripedes Toute Cy Mr Prospector Kingmambo Miesque TARFAH b 2001 Danehill Fickle Fade


Nearctic Natalma Bold Reason Special High Top Sega Ville Tennyson Adele Toumignon Raise A Native Gold Digger Nureyev Pasadoble Danzig Razyana Persepolis One Over Parr

In winning the Racing Post Trophy, Camelot hardly came off the bridle and was so impressive that his odds for the 2012 Derby were slashed to 3-1. The shortness of this price reflects the fact that Motivator and Authorized, two of Montjeu’s three previous winners of the Trophy, went on to victory in the Derby, a race which also fell to a Montjeu colt – Pour Moi – in 2011. Camelot comes from a female line which has already won an Epsom Classic. His fourth dam One Over Parr was a sister to Polygamy, winner of the 1974 Oaks after finishing a shorthead second in the 1,000 Guineas. One Over Parr won both her juvenile starts to raise hopes that she too had Classic prospects. She disappointed in the Oaks and Irish Oaks but made partial amends by winning the Cheshire Oaks and Lancashire Oaks. Her dam Seventh Bride was another smart middle-distance performer. When Cliveden Stud lost Polygamy, One Over Parr was expected to make a fine substitute. Unfortunately she didn’t live up to expectations, producing only three winners from 13 foals, headed by Tom Seymour, a multiple Group winner at up to 15 furlongs in Italy. One Over Parr’s unraced Persepolis filly Fade fared better, producing three stakes winners, including Camelot’s second dam Fickle, winner of the Virginia Stakes over a mile and a quarter, and Birdie, winner of the Lingfield Oaks Trial. Fickle is by Danehill, a stallion who also sired the dam of Montjeu’s 2011 Canadian International winner Sarah Lynx. Fickle began her broodmare career in the US with a visit to Kingmambo, which resulted in Camelot’s dam Tarfah. This grand-daughter of Mr Prospector won five races, including the Gr3 Dahlia Stakes over nine furlongs. Montjeu also owes his Derby winner Motivator and Irish Derby winner Frozen Fire to grand-daughters of Mr Prospector. 372 GROSSER PREIS DER LANDESHAUPTSTADT G3 DUSSELDORF. October 23. 3yo+. 1700m.

1. ALIANTHUS (GER) 6 9-6 £27,586 b h by Hernando - Allure (Konigsstuhl) O-Baron G Von Ullmann B-Gestut Karlshof TR-J Hirschberger 2. Empire Storm (GER) 4 9-2 £9,483 b c by Storming Home - Emy Coasting (El Gran Senor) O-Frau M Sohl B-Hannes K Gutschow TR-A Wohler 3. Neatico (GER) 4 9-2 £4,741 b c by Medicean - Nicola Bella (Sadler’s Wells) O-Gestut Ittlingen B-Gestut Ittlingen TR-P Schiergen Margins 1, 1.25. Time 1:45.56. Going Soft. Age 3-6

Starts 19

Wins 10

Places 7

Earned £278,612

Sire: HERNANDO. Sire of 48 Stakes winners. In 2011 - GITANO HERNANDO Perugino G1, ALIANTHUS Konigsstuhl G2. 1st Dam: Allure by Konigsstuhl. Winner at 3, 3rd Grosser Stutenpreis der Dreijahrigen LR. Dam of 4 winners: 2001: Apokalypse (f Lomitas) 3 wins 2-5, 3rd Preis des Casino Baden-Baden LR. 2002: A BEAUTIFUL MIND (f Winged Love) 2 wins at 2 and 3. Dam of Alkhana (3rd Grosser Preis Mercedes-Benz Niederlassung Hamburg G3). 2005: ALIANTHUS (c Hernando) Sold 78,817gns yearling at BBAGS. 10 wins 3-6, Grosser Europa Meile G2, Grafenberger Meilen-Trophy G2, UVEX-Trophy Rennen G3, F Gunther von Gaertner Gedachtnisrennen G3, Grosser Preis der Landeshauptstadt Dusseldorf G3 (twice), Grosser Preis des Volkswagen Zentrum Nordrhein G3, European Breeders Fund Meile LR, 2nd Oettingen-Rennen G2, Prix Perth G3, Preis Freunde/Forderer Reiter Rennvereins G3, Preis des Casino Baden-Baden LR, Excelsior Hotel Ernst-Meile LR, 3rd Grosser Preis der Mehl Mulhens Stiftung G2. 2006: AMAZING TIGER (c Tiger Hill) 7 wins. 2008: Anabasis (f High Chaparral) in training. 2009: Alto Papavero (c Shamardal) unraced to date. 2010: American Peony (f New Approach) 2nd Dam: Adjani by Surumu. Dam of Acamani (g Winged Love: 2nd Grosser Radeberger Pilsner Preis LR, 3rd Deutsches Derby G1), Allure (see above), ATAMANE (g Winged Love: Prix Leon Olry-Roederer Hurdle G2, 2nd Grand Prix d’Automne Hurdle G1). Broodmare Sire: KONIGSSTUHL. Sire of the dams of 54 Stakes winners. In 2011 - ALIANTHUS Hernando G2, ILLO Tertullian G3. ALIANTHUS b h 2005 Nijinsky Niniski Virginia Hills HERNANDO b 90 Miswaki Whakilyric Lyrism Dschingis Khan Konigsstuhl Konigskronung ALLURE b 96 Surumu Adjani Annaberta

Northern Dancer Flaming Page Tom Rolfe Ridin’ Easy Mr Prospector Hopespringseternal Lyphard Pass A Glance Tamerlane Donna Diana Tiepoletto Kronung Literat Surama Alpenkonig Anna Charlotta

373 PRIX ROYAL-OAK G1 LONGCHAMP. October 23. 3yo+. 3100m.

1. BE FABULOUS (GER) 4 9-1 £123,147 b f by Samum - Bandeira (Law Society) O-Godolphin SNC B-Gestut Karlshof TR-A Fabre 2. Miss Lago (IRE) 3 8-6 £49,267 ch f by Encosta de Lago - Athyka (Secretariat) O-Gerard Augustin-Normand B-Western Bloodstock TR-E Lellouche 3. Shankardeh (IRE) 3 8-6 £24,634 b f by Azamour - Shalamantika (Nashwan) O-HH The Aga Khan B-HH The Aga Khan’s Studs SC TR-M Delzangles Margins 1.75, head. Time 3:21.47. Going Good. Age 3-4

Starts 9

Wins 4

Places 3

Earned £171,337

2nd Dam: BLUMME by Jadar. 4 wins in Chile, USA Premio Mil Guineas (1000 Guineas) G1. Sister to Directoria. Dam of BUSSONI (c Goofalik: Prix Maurice de Nieuil G2, 3rd Rheinland-Pokal G1, Hong Kong Vase G1), Baleno (c Heraldiste: 2nd Flughafen Frankfurt Trophy G2). Broodmare Sire: LAW SOCIETY. Sire of the dams of 72 SWs. In 2011 - BE FABULOUS Samum G1. The Samum/Law Society cross has produced: BAILA ME G1, BE FABULOUS G1. BE FABULOUS b f 2007 Konigsstuhl Monsun Mosella SAMUM ch 97 Old Vic Sacarina Brave Lass Alleged Law Society Bold Bikini BANDEIRA b 95 Jadar Blumme Directa

Samum won the Deutsches Derby, as did his brother Schiaparelli, before retiring to stud as a six-year-old. He did so well in 2008 that his fee rose as high as €25,000 in 2009 and 2010, the rise reflecting the successes of his son Kamsin (Deutsches Derby and Preis von Baden) and of his daughter Baila Me (Preis von Europa). Baila Me was subsequently bought by Godolphin, who also acquired her younger sister Be Fabulous from Gestut Karlshof. Be Fabulous has taken time to realise her potential, but she improved enough to win the Prix Royal-Oak, in the process becoming Samum’s second Gr1 winner of 2011, following Durban Thunder. Be Fabulous belongs to a lengthy line of high-class winners produced by daughters of the Irish Derby winner Law Society, who died aged 29 in 2011. Her predecessors include the Classic winners Love Divine (Oaks), Scorpion (St Leger) and Moonstone (Irish Oaks). Be Fabulous’s dam Bandeira, a dual winner at three in Germany, had previously produced another very useful German middledistance stayer in Bailamos. Be Fabulous’s pedigree is unusual, as her second dam Blumme was bred in Chile, where she won the Gr1 Mil Guineas. Blumme also won twice in the USA before being sent to Germany. Her best winner was the very smart international performer Bussoni, who shone at up to two miles.

Sire: SAMUM. Sire of 8 SWs. In 2011 - BE FABULOUS Law Society G1, DURBAN THUNDER Highland Chieftain G1. 1st Dam: BANDEIRA by Law Society. 2 wins at 3 in Germany. Dam of 4 winners: 2000: BAILAMOS (g Lomitas) 5 wins, Silbernes Band der Ruhr LR, Grosser Tenovis Preis-Langer Hamburger LR, 2nd Euro Cup G2. 2001: Bushido (c Winged Love) 2002: Boyscout (c Winged Love) Unplaced. 2003: Beautiful Delight (f Tiger Hill) Unplaced. 2004: BE FAITHFUL (g Samum) Winner at 3. 2005: BAILA ME (f Samum) 5 win, Preis von Europa G1, 3rd Henkel Preis der Diana G1. 2007: BE FABULOUS (f Samum) Sold 175,070gns yearling at BBAGS. 4 wins at 4 in France, Prix Royal-Oak G1, Prix Scaramouche LR. 2009: Bailando (c Oratorio) unraced to date.

Dschingis Khan Konigskronung Surumu Monasia Sadler’s Wells Cockade Ridan Bravour II Hoist The Flag Princess Pout Boldnesian Ran-Tan Jalon Estela Diplomatico Sortilegia

374 PREMIO LYDIA TESIO G1 ROME. October 23. 3yo+f&m. 2000m.

1. QUIZA QUIZA QUIZA (GB) 5 9-0 £116,379 b m by Golden Snake - Quiz Chow (Pelder) O/B-Riccardo Cantoni TR-L Riccardi 2. Beatrice Aurore (IRE) 3 8-10 £51,206 b f by Danehill Dancer - Mondschein (Rainbow Quest) O-Benny Andersson B-Christophe Clement TR-JL Dunlop 3. Kapitale (GER) 3 8-10 £27,931 b f by Dubawi - Kapitol (Winged Love) O/B-Gestut Karlshof TR-A Wohler Margins 0.5, 1.5. Going Soft. Age 3-5

Starts 22

Wins 10

Places 8

Earned £335,797


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Caulfield on Camelot: “The shortness of his Derby price reflects the fact that Motivator and Authorized, two of Montjeu’s three previous winners of the Trophy, went on to victory at Epsom”

Sire: GOLDEN SNAKE. Sire of 5 Stakes winners. In 2011 - QUIZA QUIZA QUIZA Pelder G1. 1st Dam: QUIZ CHOW by Pelder. 4 wins at 2 and 3 in Italy. Dam of 2 winners: 2005: Raazle Daazle (c Fraam) unraced. 2006: QUIZA QUIZA QUIZA (f Golden Snake) 10 wins 3-5, Premio Lydia Tesio G1, Premio Giuseppe Valiani LR, Premio Archidamia LR, 2nd Premio Giuseppe Valiani LR, Premio Andred LR, Premio Coppa d’Oro di Siracusa LR, 3rd Premio Presidente della Repubblica G1, Oaks d’Italia G2, Premio Andred LR. 2008: LA BIKINA (f Avonbridge) Winner at 3 in Italy. 2009: Si Nos Dejan (f Avonbridge) unraced to date. 2011: (c Firebreak) Broodmare Sire: PELDER. Sire of the dams of 3 Stakes winners. In 2011 - QUIZA QUIZA QUIZA Golden Snake G1.

Margins Head, 3. Time 2:16.70. Going Soft. Age 2-3

Starts 6

Wins 2

Places 3

Earned £92,029

Sire: PIVOTAL. Sire of 91 Stakes winners. In 2011 AMANEE Woodman G1, IMMORTAL VERSE Sadler’s Wells G1, SPRING STYLE Irish River G2, ENTANGLE Primo Dominie G3, HEADSTRONG Pursuit of Love G3, IZZI TOP Zafonic G3. 1st Dam: ZEE ZEE TOP by Zafonic. 3 wins 3-4, Prix de l’Opera G1, 3rd Nassau S G1. Dam of 2 winners: 2005: Zee Zee Gee (f Galileo) unraced. 2006: Green Top (f Green Desert) unraced. 2007: ROCK N ROLL RANSOM (g Red Ransom) 4 wins. 2008: IZZI TOP (f Pivotal) 2 wins at 3, Prix de Flore G3, Swettenham Stud Fillies’ Trial S LR, 3rd Oaks S G1, Pretty Polly S LR. 2010: (f Montjeu)

2008: Daintily Done (f Cacique) unraced to date. 2009: Tarentaise (f Oasis Dream) unraced to date. 2010: (f Dansili) 2nd Dam: DIDINA by Nashwan. 5 wins 2-3, Dahlia H G2, 3rd Gamely H G1. Dam of TANTINA (see above), Trekking (f Gone West: 2nd Santa Barbara H G2). Grandam of CRYING LIGHTENING.

Northern Dancer Danzig Pas de Nom GOLDEN SNAKE b 96 High Line Dubian Melodina Be My Guest Pelder Sheer Audacity QUIZ CHOW b 98 Tirol Chu Chow Chuni

Nearctic Natalma Admiral’s Voyage Petitioner High Hat Time Call Tudor Melody Rose of Medina Northern Dancer What A Treat Troy Miss Upward Thatching Alpine Niece Salmon Leap Sheana

Fillies from Britain and Germany appeared to hold a strong hand in the Premio Lydia Tesio but the home defender Quiza Quiza Quiza finished strongly to gain her first Group victory at the age of five. She had, though, finished third in the Oaks d’Italia and Premio Presidente della Repubblica. Her sire Golden Snake also held his form well. Having won the Gr1 Prix Jean Prat at three, he gained further Gr1 successes in Germany and Italy at four and took the Prix Ganay at five. Although few sons of Danzig gained more Gr1s than Golden Snake, the fact that two of his Gr1 victories came over a mile and a half didn’t help his stallion prospects. He has only 324 foals of racing age and has only a handful of stakes winners, the best of the others being the Australian Gr1 winner Gilded Venom. Quiza Quiza Quiza’s broodmare sire Pelder was another tough performer. Pelder’s finest moment as a stallion came when his son Senex won the Gr1 Gran Premio di Milano in 2004. Pelder, like Golden Snake, struggled for support in Britain, despite being a well-performed individual with a good pedigree, and he was soon transferred to France. Pelder, another winner of the Prix Ganay, had started his racing career in Italy, where he collected the Gran Criterium and the Premio Parioli. 375 PRIX DE FLORE G3 SAINT-CLOUD. October 25. 3yo+f&m. 2100m.

1. IZZI TOP (GB) 3 8-7 £34,483 b f by Pivotal - Zee Zee Top (Zafonic) O-Helena Springfield Ltd B-Meon Valley Stud TR-JHM Gosden 2. Albaraah (IRE) 3 8-7 £13,793 b f by Oasis Dream - Coconut Show (Linamix) O-Hamdan Al Maktoum B-Kildaragh Stud TR-F Head 3. Andromeda Galaxy (FR) 3 8-7 £10,345 b f by Peintre Celebre - Arlesienne (Alzao) O-Ecurie Wildenstein B-Dayton Investments Ltd TR-E Lellouche

2nd Dam: COLORSPIN by High Top. 3 wins at 2 and 3, Irish Oaks G1, 4th Oaks S G1, Yorkshire Oaks G1. Dam of KAYF TARA (c Sadler’s Wells: Ascot Gold Cup G1 (twice), Irish St Leger G1 (twice), 3rd Ascot Gold Cup G1), OPERA HOUSE (c Sadler’s Wells: Coronation Cup G1, Eclipse S G1, King George VI And Queen Elizabeth S G1, 2nd Eclipse S G1, Irish Champion S G1, Prix Ganay G1, 3rd King George VI And Queen Elizabeth S G1, Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe G1), ZEE ZEE TOP (see above), Highland Dress (c Lomond: 2nd Brigadier Gerard S G3, 3rd Hardwicke S G2). Grandam of NECKLACE. Broodmare Sire: ZAFONIC. Sire of the dams of 45 Stakes winners. In 2011 - WATAR Marju G2, IZZI TOP Pivotal G3, PACIFIQUE Montjeu G3. The Pivotal/Zafonic cross has produced: IZZI TOP G1, Counterclaim G2. IZZI TOP b f 2008 Northern Dancer Special Jefferson Marie d’Argonne Mohair Caro Cozzene Ride The Trails Bustino Stufida Zerbinetta Mr Prospector Gone West Secrettame The Minstrel Zaizafon Mofida Derring-Do High Top Camenae Jimmy Reppin Reprocolor Blue Queen Nureyev Polar Falcon PIVOTAL ch 93 Fearless Revival

Zafonic ZEE ZEE TOP b 99 Colorspin

376 PRIX PERTH G3 SAINT-CLOUD. October 30. 3yo+. 1600m.

1. CITYSCAPE (GB) 5 9-4 £34,483 ch h by Selkirk - Tantina (Distant View) O-K Abdullah B-Juddmonte Farms TR-R Charlton 2. Sommerabend (GB) 4 9-6 £13,793 b c by Shamardal - Sommernacht (Monsun) O-Stall Am Alten Flies B-Gestut Schlenderhan TR-U Stoltefuss 3. Akarlina (FR) 5 9-1 £10,345 gr m by Martaline - Akaralda (Akarad) O-Ecurie Mister Ess AS B-SARL Haras de la Faisanderie TR-N Clement Margins 2, 0.75. Time 1:43.80. Going Very soft. Age 2-5

Starts 15

Wins 5

Places 8

Earned £278,112

Sire: SELKIRK. Sire of 86 SWs. In 2011 - ANNOUNCE Gone West G1, NAHRAIN Generous G1, CITYSCAPE Distant View G3, GLASWEGIAN Lear Fan G3. 1st Dam: TANTINA by Distant View. 4 wins at 3, Oak Tree S LR, Sceptre S LR, 3rd Supreme S G3. Dam of 3 winners: 2005: Scuffle (f Daylami) 3 wins at 3, 3rd Snowdrop S LR. 2006: CITYSCAPE (c Selkirk) 5 wins 2-5, Woodies Solonaway S G3, Joel S G3, Prix Perth G3, Superior Mile LR, 2nd Premio Vittorio di Capua G1, Royal Lodge S G2, Bet365 Mile G2, Greenham S G3, Paradise S LR, 3rd Queen Anne S G1. 2007: BATED BREATH (c Dansili) 5 wins 3-4, Leisure S LR, 2nd July Cup G1, Betfred Sprint Cup G1, Nearctic S G1.


FRENCH FIFTEEN ch c 2009 Night Shift Dyhim Diamond Happy Landing

Broodmare Sire: DISTANT VIEW. Sire of the dams of 14 SWs. In 2011 - EMULOUS Dansili G1, SOLE POWER Kyllachy G2, CITYSCAPE Selkirk G3. The Selkirk/Distant View cross has produced: CITYSCAPE G1, TRANQUIL TIGER G3.

Atan Rocchetta Nebbiolo Annie Edge Friendly Court Mr Prospector Distant View Seven Springs TANTINA ch 2000 Nashwan Didina Didicoy

Native Dancer Mixed Marriage Rockefella Chambiges Yellow God Novara Be Friendly No Court Raise A Native Gold Digger Irish River La Trinite Blushing Groom Height of Fashion Danzig Monroe

377 CRITERIUM INTERNATIONAL G1 SAINT-CLOUD. October 30. 2yoc&f. 1600m.

1. FRENCH FIFTEEN (FR) 9-0 £123,147 ch c by Turtle Bowl - Spring Morning (Ashkalani) O-Raymond Tooth B-Aliette Forien, Gilles Forien TR-N Clement 2. Pakal (GER) 9-0 £49,267 b c by Lord of England - Perima (Kornado) O-WH Sport International B-Gestut Etzean TR-Mario Hofer 3. Bonfire (GB) 9-0 £24,634 b c by Manduro - Night Frolic (Night Shift) O-Highclere Thoroughbred Racing-Pocahontas B-Highclere Stud, Floors Farming TR-AM Balding Margins 1.25, 0.5. Time 1:43.50. Going Very soft. Starts 7

Wins 5

Places 1

Earned £185,820

Sire: TURTLE BOWL. Sire of 1 Stakes winner. In 2011 - FRENCH FIFTEEN Ashkalani G1. 1st Dam: SPRING MORNING by Ashkalani. 2 wins at 4 in France. Dam of 4 winners: 2004: ADDED ATTRACTION (f Kendor) 3 wins 2-6 in France. 2005: BY CHAPARRAL (f High Chaparral) Winner at 2 in France. 2007: DUO VICTORIEUX (c Victory Note) 2 wins at 2 in France. 2009: FRENCH FIFTEEN (c Turtle Bowl) 25,284gns yearling at ARAUG. 5 wins at 2 in France, Criterium International G1, Criteium de L’Ouest LR, 2nd Prix Thomas Bryon G3. 2010: (c Muhtathir) 2nd Dam: Zarzaya by Caro. unraced. Dam of ZAYDIYA (f Shernazar: Grand Prix de Nantes LR, 2nd Prix Cleopatre G3), Matin de Printemps (c Kendor: 2nd Prix Contessina LR), Highland Dancer (g Kendor: 2nd Prix de Pontarme LR), Zeitz (c Zieten: 3rd Prix des Chenes G3). Third dam of ZAREWITSCH, Zakopane. Fourth dam of ZIYARID. FRENCH FIFTEEN ch c 2009 Night Shift Dyhim Diamond Happy Landing TURTLE BOWL b 02 Top Ville Clara Bow Kamiya Soviet Star Ashkalani Ashtarka SPRING MORNING ch 98 Caro Zarzaya Zahra

Top Ville Clara Bow Kamiya Soviet Star Ashkalani SPRING MORNING ch 98

Sharpen Up

Age 2



CITYSCAPE ch h 2006



Broodmare Sire: ASHKALANI. Sire of the dams of 14 Stakes winners. In 2011 - FRENCH FIFTEEN Turtle Bowl G1, ALWAYS A PRINCESS Leroidesanimaux G2, LIPS POISON Mamool G2.

Northern Dancer Ciboulette Homing Laughing Goddess High Top Sega Ville Kalamoun Shahinaaz Nureyev Veruschka Dalsaan Asharaz Fortino II Chambord Habitat Petite Etoile

Caro Zarzaya Zahra

Northern Dancer Ciboulette Homing Laughing Goddess High Top Sega Ville Kalamoun Shahinaaz Nureyev Veruschka Dalsaan Asharaz Fortino II Chambord Habitat Petite Etoile

Night Shift’s son Dyhim Diamond was a smart sprinter but he didn’t start his stallion career in France until he was seven years old in 2001. FranceGalop credits him with only 104 foals of racing age, but his results, which include the Gr1 winners Turtle Bowl and Bannaby, and the Gr1-placed Milanais, suggest he merited stronger support. In addition to winning the Gr1 Prix Jean Prat, Turtle Bowl was a narrowlybeaten third in the Queen Anne Stakes at five, when he was also placed behind Manduro in two Gr1 events. Coincidentally, colts from the first crops of Turtle Bowl and Manduro lined up for the Gr1 Criterium International, and this time Turtle Bowl gained his revenge, thanks to French Fifteen, who was winning for the fifth time in his last six starts. However, supporters of Manduro’s third-placed son Bonfire will insist that Bonfire would have won with anything like a clear run. French Fifteen will ensure that Turtle Bowl will continue to attract stronger support than Dyhim Diamond ever did. Turtle Bowl is credited with 113 foals in his first three crops, including 41 in his first, of which French Fifteen is the undoubted star. Bearing in mind that Turtle Bowl stood his first season at only €5,000, French Fifteen possesses some remarkable bloodlines. His fourth dam is none other than the Aga Khan’s star racemare Petite Etoile, whose legacy has depended entirely on her Habitat filly Zahra. Zahra’s descendants include the Classic-winning fillies Zarkava and Zainta, and the South African star Igugu. French Fifteen’s second dam, Zahra’s unraced Caro filly Zarzaya, produced four black-type performers, including one for the Aga Khan. French Fifteen’s dam Spring Morning gained her wins over a mile, which could prove her son’s optimum distance. 378 KILLAVULLAN S G3 LEOPARDSTOWN. October 30. 3yo. 7f.

1. NEPHRITE (GB) 9-1 £26,616 ch c by Pivotal - Cape Merino (Clantime) O-Michael Tabor B-Templeton Stud, Cheveley Park Stud TR-AP O’Brien 2. Born To Sea (IRE) 9-1 £7,780 b c by Invincible Spirit - Urban Sea (Miswaki) O-Christopher Tsui B-Sunderland Holdings TR-John M Oxx


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European Pattern 3. Aaraas (GB) 8-12 £3,685 b f by Haafhd - Adaala (Sahm) O-Hamdan Al Maktoum B-Shadwell Estate Co Ltd TR-K Prendergast Margins 1.5, 2.75. Time 1:29.53 (slow 4.23). Going Yielding. Age 2

Starts 2

Wins 2

Places 0

Earned £36,728

Sire: Sire: PIVOTAL. Sire of 92 SWs. In 2011 AMANEE Woodman G1, IMMORTAL VERSE Sadler’s Wells G1, SPRING STYLE Irish River G2, ENTANGLE Primo Dominie G3, HEADSTRONG Pursuit of Love G3, IZZI TOP Zafonic G3, NEPHRITE Clantime G3.


Beyond Desire 166 Bible Belt 262 355 Biondetti 182 Black Spirit 26 Winners and placed horses Blue Bajan 70 92 204 in European pattern races. Blue Bunting 41 187 239 Winners are in bold type. Blue Panis 267 Blue Soave 116 Bob Le Beau 45 216 Boldogsag 367 Aaraas 378 Bonfire 377 Absolutly Yes 64 162 Boomerang Bob 130 168 Abtaal 342 Boris Grigoriev 189 Acadius 84 Born To Sea 378 Across The Rhine 62 185 Bridge of Gold 19 293 333 Brigantin 87 132 251 334 Adamantina 40 316 Bronze Cannon 272 Admiral of The Red 145 Brown Panther 230 290 Adventure Seeker 53 Bubble Chic 58 101 348 African Story 164 258 Bugie d’Amore 361 After 189 Burwaaz 201 241 283 Agent Secret 14 190 313 Buthelezi 170 343 Byword 43 118 327 Aigrette Garzette 220 Calahorra 300 Akarlina 343 376 Caledonia Lady 129 283 Akeed Mofeed 323 330 Akmal 33 Calrissian 158 Al Kazeem 237 304 370 Camelot 371 Al Rep 22 Campanillas 109 151 Alanza 279 Campanologist 81 321 364 Albaraah 375 Canford Cliffs 71 122 203 Alexander Pope 89 136 Captain Dunne 72 Alianthus 12 102 147 186 Carlton House 69 100 267 372 Casamento 302 Alkhana 165 Caspar Netscher 208 241 Alkimos 133 301 Allied Powers 52 108 Cazals 57 Alsindi 314 Census 171 230 Altair Star 7 255 Chachamaidee 44 126 209 Altano 369 279 317 349 Amarillo 366 Chandlery 175 202 Amaron 266 366 Charles The Great 201 Amazing Beauty 114 214 Charming Woman 21 59 American Devil 278 Chegei Has 109 Ametrin 120 Cherry Collect 361 Amico Fritz 32 Chica Loca 215 354 Amour Propre 206 265 Chrysanthemum 146 An Ghalanta 257 Ch’tio Bilote 64 116 Anam Allta 333 Cima de Pluie 28 Andromeda Galaxy 375 Cirrus des Aigles 1 39 86 Angels Will Fall 194 320 121 153 190 231 259 327 Announce 46 90 121 249 359 339 Cityscape 25 122 293 315 Antara 103 376 Appel Au Maitre 7 Claiomh Solais 157 188 Arctic 223 Clairvoyance 105 261 Arctic Cosmos 331 Class Is Class 217 Arrigo 88 120 364 Clinical 103 Askar Tau 33 Clowance 99 Astrology 247 347 Codemaster 128 Athens 323 Colombian 198 Auld Burns 27 Colour Vision 358 Auvano 341 Cool Wave 361 Await The Dawn 48 139 Coral Wave 322 236 Crackerjack King 57 B Fifty Two 215 Creekside 191 Ballybacka Lady 61 Crius 310 Banimpire 2 11 66 114 131 Croisultan 294 187 222 339 Crown Dependency 130 Bannock 169 208 Crusade 344 Bapak Chinta 130 Crystal Capella 170 Baraan 13 101 Dabirsim 215 250 338 Barbican 370 Daddy Long Legs 319 Barefoot Lady 15 65 134 Dafeef 288 Barocci 302 Dagda Mor 59 363 Bated Breath 177 268 Dalarna 83 Bay Knight 333 Dalarua 213 Be Fabulous 373 Dance And Dance 226 Beacon Lodge 118 148 Dance Secretary 61 200 229 253 Dancing Rain 98 220 355 Beaten Up 370 Dandino 38 Beatrice Aurore 167 374 Danedream 57 95 196 271 Beaulieu 117 335 Behkabad 108 Dansili Dancer 3 Bergo 245 David Livingston 286 323 Best Dating 276 326 Dawn Twister 307 Best Terms 129 240 Deacon Blues 183 223 303 Bewitched 97 294 357


1st Dam: CAPE MERINO by Clantime. 4 wins 2-5. Dam of 5 winners: 1998: CAPE OF GOOD HOPE (g Inchinor) 7 wins at 3, 4 and 7 at home, Australia, Hong Kong, Golden Jubilee S G1, Timbercorp William Reid Australia S G1, 2nd Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint G1, 3rd Golden Jubilee S G1, TEAC Lightning S G1 (twice), Seppelt Salinger Victoria Racing Club S G1, Hong Kong Sprint G1. 2000: CAPE ST VINCENT (g Paris House) 3 wins at 3 to 5. 2002: Cape Columbine (f Diktat) Winner at 2 viz. £100000 Tattersalls Autumn Auction Stakes, Newmarket, 2nd Nell Gwyn S G3. Definightly 260 294 Delegator 67 Desert Blanc 302 Desert Poppy 329 Dessau 353 Dever Dream 174 209 279 Dick Turpin 25 176 315 Dinkum Diamond 303 Discourse 218 Distant Memories 48 Djumama 83 220 274 Dominant 195 Doncaster Rover 93 149 Don’t Hurry Me 24 152 Dorcas Lane 131 163 213 Dordogne 54 Dragon Pulse 247 286 Dream Ahead 177 268 340 Dream Eater 25 Dream Peace 167 213 252 Drunken Sailor 139 207 Dubawi Gold 37 80 253 Duchamp 22 Dunaden 34 87 Dunboyne Express 5 191 222 Duncan 70 245 285 Durban Thunder 110 154 211 Durer 31 Dux Scholar 242 256 348 Earl of Tinsdal 42 160 232 321 Earlsalsa 96 Eastern Sun 244 Elle Shadow 142 211 Elusive Kate 246 337 Elusive Pimpernel 16 217 Emerald Commander 186 Emiyna 47 225 Empire Storm 255 372 Empowering 4 223 Emulous 77 157 270 Entifaadha 238 289 Epic Love 35 85 252 Estejo 28 76 Eternal Heart 135 Eucharist 18 Evaporation 106 164 276 Excelebration 20 84 124 229 291 356 Exodus 5 Experience 144 257 Fair Boss 307 Fallen For You 282 Fame And Glory 132 358 Family One 168 197 250 Famous Name 62 81 143 191 211 269 Fanunalter 104 176 Farraaj 310 February Sun 274 Fencing 371 Ferro Sensation 105 Field of Miracles 131 Fighting Brave 62 Fiorente 136 199 Firdaws 311 Fire Lily 189 240 264 337 First City 103 126 173 Flambeau 55 Flamingo Fantasy 96 Flowers of Spring 318 Fort Bastion 238 Forte Dei Marmi 48 Fox Hunt 307 Frankel 20 37 124 203 356 Frankenstein 56 Fred Lalloupet 184 Frederick Engels 169 Free Agent 33 Freedom 275 325 French Emperor 150 French Fifteen 342 377 French Navy 287 Future Generation 185 225 Galikova 53 115 235 299 Galileo’s Choice 275

Gamilati 172 Gemstone 2 Genius Beast 27 73 Genki 149 Gereon 84 120 Gertrude Bell 163 355 Glaswegian 29 198 Glen’s Diamond 51 Glor Na Mara 97 Glorious Sight 74 115 Golden Lilac 30 74 115 235 Goldikova 86 122 212 234 340 Good Karma 40 95 Gooseberry Fool 180 Grand Vent 31 73 Gray Pearl 346 Green Destiny 242 304 Group Therapy 206 Hamish McGonagall 155 243 295 Harbour Watch 208 Harris Tweed 52 139 207 272 Havane Smoker 10 75 Haya Landa 252 Hazaz 368 Haziyna 214 Helleborine 9 Hello Glory 240 Hi Molly 354 High Ruler 325 High Standing 263 Hiruno d’Amour 297 History Note 4 Hitchens 79 177 Holberg 92 Homecoming Queen 322 Hoof It 268 Hot Prospect 217 Hujaylea 185 Humidor 166 Hunter’s Light 199 Hurricane Havoc 318 Hurricane Higgins 54 Ibicenco 117 277 321 Ice Cool 342 Illaunglass 137 Illo 7 142 I’m A Dreamer 44 Immortal Verse 107 134 234 356 Indian Days 19 38 Inetrobil 137 Invincible Ash 155 Inxile 72 111 Ivory Land 50 360 Izzi Top 98 375 Jacqueline Quest 263 Jakkalberry 56 308 Jan Vermeer 91 143 Jimmy Styles 183 Jonny Mudball 36 Joshua Tree 271 Joviality 65 Jukebox Jury 207 251 285 Julie’s Love 113 Kadyny 306 Kapitale 324 374 Karsabruni 165 Kasbah Bliss 34 251 334 Kendam 300 354 Khor Sheed 316 Kinetica 218 281 Kings Gambit 26 Kingsgate Native 78 Kinky Afro 77 Kirinda 188 Knock Stars 112 Konig Concorde 32 Kreem 117 Kya One 313 La Collina 180 219 264 La Pernelle 35 Labrice 165 Lacateno 369 Ladies Are Forever 174 Lagalp 324

2003: Gabriella (f Cape Cross) unraced. Broodmare. 2004: CAPE COBRA (g Inchinor) Winner at 3. 2006: (f Oasis Dream). died at 2 years. 2007: (c Dubawi) 2009: NEPHRITE (c Pivotal) Sold 230,000gns yearling at TAOC1. 2 wins at 2, Killavullan S G3. 2010: (c Oasis Dream) 2nd Dam: Laena by Roman Warrior. Unraced. Grandam of CORRYBROUGH. Third dam of AMOUR PROPRE. Broodmare Sire: CLANTIME. Sire of the dams of 6 Stakes winners. In 2011 - NEPHRITE Pivotal G3. Lancelot 231 Laughing Lashes 82 Law of The Range 209 Le Big 147 Le Valentin 260 Le Vie Infinite 362 Leo Gali 369 Ley Hunter 14 298 334 Libranno 17 148 263 357 Lidari 365 Lightening Pearl 224 257 320 Lilbourne Lad 150 241 344 Lily of The Valley 249 Lily’s Angel 218 Lindenthaler 23 248 341 Lips Poison 141 Loi 365 Lolly For Dolly 2 8 47 77 126 Look At Me 262 275 292 Lord Chaparral 56 364 Lost In The Moment 204 Louve Rouge 197 Lucas Cranach 154 Luisant 8 Lyric of Light 282 311 Mac Row 197 278 Madda’s Force 21 Magic Eye 12 178 Malagenia 316 Manieree 188 292 Manighar 70 Maqaasid 15 41 349 Maqaraat 51 Mar Adentro 295 Marchand d’Or 221 260 Marcret 362 Margot Did 243 Marinous 87 259 Markab 183 Marksmanship 216 Mary Fildes 305 Masamah 206 303 Mashoor 34 Mashoora 246 367 Masked Marvel 171 290 Mawingo 42 88 Maybe 180 224 264 Meandre 181 296 Measuring Time 27 54 287 Meeznah 205 280 Memphis Tennessee 60 156 Mid Mon Lady 45 66 143 Midday 68 99 146 210 236 Miss Crissy 233 332 Miss Fifty 9 Miss Lago 277 328 373 Miss Lahar 194 330 Miss Work of Art 305 Misty For Me 82 146 270 Mixed Intention 30 107 228 Modeyra 332 Modun 272 Monami 353 Monsieur Chevalier 138 Montaff 92 Moonlight Cloud 9 106 164 221 Moran Gra 225 Moriarty 89 Most Improved 345 Motrice 205 284 Move In Time 155 Musir 229 Mutahadee 222 Mutual Trust 116 161 Nahrain 339 Namibian 135 199 Nanton 331 Naseem Sea 144 Nathaniel 49 136 193 Native Khan 17 37 Native Ruler 38 Navarra Queen 152 248 Nayarra 314 351 Neatico 102 372 Nephrite 378

Nice Danon 23 Nicea 274 Nideeb 3 Night Carnation 166 Night Magic 110 271 Night of Dubai 113 Nobel Winner 64 Nonsuch Way 85 Not For Sale 352 Nova Hawk 134 Oeuvre d’Art 95 152 One Clever Cat 90 313 Opinion Poll 132 204 245 284 358 Oracle 80 Ovambo Queen 142 324 Pachattack 3 Pacifique 227 277 328 Pakal 266 377 Paraisa 353 Parish Hall 192 247 345 Pausanias 148 Peahen 112 Peinture Abstraite 107 167 Perennial 347 Perfect Tribute 55 Pimpernel 346 Pink Symphony 214 Pirika 24 Pisco Sour 69 133 198 Planteur 14 39 Poet 19 91 Poet’s Voice 312 Point Blank 309 362 Polly’s Mark 280 Polygon 227 Polytechnicien 1 16 182 Ponty Acclaim 330 Pour Moi 13 58 100 Power 125 219 286 345 Prairie Star 13 73 Premio Loco 71 288 312 Prince Siegfried 256 Princess Sinead 322 Principal Role 210 Prohibit 78 111 123 243 295 Pyman’s Theory 168 Pyrrha 55 Quest For Peace 331 Questing 254 314 Questioning 348 Quiza Quiza Quiza 76 374 Radharcnafarraige 112 Rain Delayed 36 Rajastani 281 367 Rajsaman 43 86 291 326 Rakasa 254 Ransom Note 16 195 312 Rebecca Rolfe 363 Recital 11 60 Red Cadeaux 145 285 Red Duke 175 202 289 Red Jazz 200 Redact 301 Redemptor 10 Redwood 170 Regal Parade 67 93 149 Regal Realm 194 254 Regent Street 11 60 Reine Vite 83 Reliable Man 101 181 296 Remember Alexander 192 Reply 344 Requinto 201 283 Restiadargent 300 Rewilding 127 Rhythm of Light 228 Rimth 18 Rio de La Plata 104 203 291 326 Rock My Soul 46 Rockatella 178 Rockhorse 94 Rockinante 202 347 Roderic O’Connor 80 Roger Sez 305 Roicead 265

NEPHRITE ch c 2009 Northern Dancer Special Jefferson Marie d’Argonne Mohair Caro Cozzene Ride The Trails Bustino Stufida Zerbinetta Jukebox Music Boy Veronique Constable Penny Pincher Midnight Dollar Porto Bello Roman Warrior Colliers Royal Smoke Poshteen Camlet Nureyev Polar Falcon PIVOTAL ch 93 Fearless Revival

Clantime CAPE MERINO ch 91 Laena

Roman Soldier 125 169 Rosa Eglanteria 351 Rosanabad 29 Rose Blossom 174 Rose Bonheur 157 329 Rostrum 6 Royal Rock 329 Rubber Duck 23 Russelliana 172 Russian Tango 110 341 Saddler’s Rock 284 Saga Dream 190 Sahpresa 106 173 212 234 317 Saigon 273 301 368 Saint Pellerin 306 Sajjhaa 68 Saltas 42 160 232 350 Salure 140 338 Samitar 137 282 311 Sandslash 21 Sandy’s Charm 228 258 Sanjii Danon 12 147 Santo Padre 79 Sapphire 292 Sapphire Pendant 61 Sarafina 39 90 153 297 Sarah Lynx 233 Saratoga Black 119 Scalo 63 119 196 Sea Moon 237 290 Sea of Heartbreak 44 304 332 Secret Asset 336 Seeharn 47 Sehrezad 43 102 Seismos 350 Selkis 113 Sense of Purpose 114 216 Set The Trend 186 253 Set To Music 280 Seville 69 156 181 237 Shamalgan 267 Shamali 26 Shamanova 46 179 233 298 Shankardeh 151 205 328 373 Shareta 227 299 335 Sharnberry 18 Shimraan 327 Shropshire 20 Shumoos 129 172 273 Side Glance 176 226 Silvaner 88 232 350 Silver Ocean 309 Silver Pond 1 108 153 259 Silverheels 175 244 Silverside 6 261 Simon de Montfort 256 Sing Softly 15 Sir Lando 63 154 Skallet 24 343 Skins Game 6 231 Slow Pace 235 Slumber 49 133 287 Smartcity 89 Smooth Operator 105 158 184 261 363 Sneak A Peek 308 Snow Fairy 210 269 335 359 So You Think 45 81 127 159 269 359 Society Rock 138 221 Sofast 278 338 Solar Sky 135 Sole Power 36 78 265 336 Solemia 360 Somasach 144 Sommerabend 276 309 376 Spin 66 Spirit Quartz 59 Split Trois 72 Sri Putra 127 159 St Barths 125 St Moritz 104 St Nicholas Abbey 52 99

193 297 Stacelita 121 Star Witness 123 138 Starformer 35 Stay Alive 40 Strategic Game 140 Strawberrydaiquiri 317 Strong Suit 128 161 200 349 Sun of Jamaica 266 Sunday Times 320 Superstition 196 Surfrider 10 340 Sweet Sanette 123 Switcher 246 Tac de Boistron 298 Tai Chi 366 Talwar 244 Tangerine Trees 36 336 Tazahum 242 Tell Dad 368 Temida 141 352 Tenth Star 192 319 Testosterone 109 151 299 The Cheka 8 93 288 The Confessor 22 The Rectifier 226 Theo Danon 248 Tiddliwinks 67 79 Time Prisoner 184 Timepiece 68 173 212 249 Times Up 179 230 Tin Horse 29 75 Tinkertown 51 Together 41 82 270 Toi Et Moi 352 Tough As Nails 150 219 Touz Price 31 Treasure Beach 49 100 156 Tres Rock Danon 96 334 Trumpet Major 289 Twice Over 195 236 Vadamar 58 296 360 Vagabond Shoes 118 182 Val Mondo 63 Valiyr 162 Vanjura 94 178 315 Vedelago 140 351 Venomous 75 Vita Nova 163 239 Vizir Bere 306 Vladimir 250 Vocational 273 Voila Ici 28 76 119 308 Wading 346 Waldpark 160 Walero 32 158 Watar 50 179 Wavering 53 85 Western Aristocrat 128 Whey Sauce 65 Whip And Win 30 Whipless 5 Wild Wind 4 74 262 293 Wizz Kid 111 357 Wolkenburg 141 Wonder of Wonders 98 187 239 Workforce 91 159 193 Worthadd 71 94 Wrote 319 Yang Tse Kiang 365 Yaseer 17 Yellow Rosebud 224 Zack Hall 50 Zain Al Boldan 171 Zaminast 318 Zantenda 281 337 Zanughan 325 Zazou 255 Zerashan 145 Zinabaa 258 Zip Top 310 371 Ziyarid 162 Zoffany 97 124 161 Zumbi 238


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Global Stakes Results Date Grade Argentina 29/10 G1 16/10 G1 15/10 G1 15/10 G1 15/10 G1 22/10 G2 22/10 G2 21/10 G2 10/10 G2 14/10 G3 09/10 G3 08/10 G3 04/10 G3




Gran Premio Enrique Acebal Gran Premio Provincia de Buenos Aires Gran Premio Jockey Club Gran Premio San Isidro Gran Premio Suipacha Clasico Eduardo Casey Clasico Comparacion Clasico Los Haras Clasico Francisco J Beazley Clasico Loteria Nacional C. Org Sud de Fomento de P.S. de Carrera Clasico Progreso Clasico Benito Lynch

10.0f 11.0f 10.0f 8.0f 5.0f 11.0f 12.5f 10.0f 9.0f 5.0f 11.0f 12.0f 6.0f

La Laguna Azul (ARG) Life For Sale (ARG) Suggestive Boy (ARG) Curioso Slam (ARG) Dona Ley (ARG) Val Champ (ARG) Ibeman (ARG) Jumbalaya (ARG) Malibu Queen (ARG) Tristeza Cat (ARG) Aristocity (ARG) Es Richard (ARG) Henry Never Pays (ARG)

Suggestive Boy confirmed his status as the leading three-year-old on turf with a two and a half-length victory in the second leg of the Triple Crown. This is a more than usually difficult sequence to complete as the races progress from dirt to turf and back again. Chuck Berry, the Polla de Potrillos winner, made the attempt but conditions were not in his favour. Not only was he trying a new surface but his left rein broke shortly after the start. He was able to race reasonably evenly in third, with Suggestive Boy next, and took it up Australia 29/10 29/10 29/10 29/10 22/10 15/10 12/10 08/10 08/10 08/10 29/10 29/10 22/10 22/10 22/10 22/10 15/10 15/10 08/10 08/10 29/10 29/10 29/10 29/10 22/10 22/10 22/10 19/10 15/10 15/10 15/10

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Coolmore Stud Ascot Vale Stakes Myer Empire Rose Classic Aami Victoria Derby Longines LKS Mackinnon Stakes Tattersall's WS Cox Plate BMW Caulfield Cup Schweppes The 1000 Guineas The Age Caulfield Guineas NZ Bloodstock Caulfield Stakes David Jones Rose Clinic Toorak Handicap Wakeful Stakes Seppelt Salinger Linlithgow Stakes Drake Int. Moonee Valley Gold Cup Schweppes A J Moir Stakes Mitchelton Wines Moonee Valley Vase Drummond Golf Crystal Mile Perri Cutten Caulfield Sprint D'Urban Tristarc Stakes Schweppes Schillaci Stakes Sportingbet Herbert Power Stakes Inglis Carbine Club Stakes BMW Asian Beau Stakes Chatham Stakes Lexus Hotham Stakes 1300 Australia Red Anchor Stakes Trojan Hand Tools Tesio Stakes Prince of Wales Stakes Centrebet Geelong Cup Nab Norman Robinson Stakes David Jones Cup Coongy Handicap Betfair Moonga Stakes

It has been a vintage Melbourne Spring Carnival, with equine stars aplenty and massive crowds to savour them. The biggest star of them all, Black Caviar, was kept to Group 2 company during October but did not disappoint, barely turning a hair in winning twice and taking her unbeaten sequence to 15 races. The three-year-old Sepoy is the one local horse who looks like he might be able to beat her, more so on the form of his Caulfield Sprint win, when he clocked a rapid time against older horses. The son of Elusive Quality, who is set to join Godolphin next year, was less impressive in front of his admiring owner-breeder Sheikh Mohammed in the Coolmore Stud Stakes, lasting home by a head from Foxwedge. Another potential superstar who could soon be heading to Europe is the


with more than two furlongs to run. Suggestive Boy had been caught behind the leaders straightening up but his Paraguayan rider Eduardo Ortega was able to extricate him quickly. Chuck Berry ran on in the straight but could not get away. Suggestive Boy hung sharply towards him when making his challenge but soon established his superiority once in front over a furlong from home. Curioso Slam had gained his third Group 2 success in the Clasico Ecuador over course and distance on 6.0f 8.0f 12.5f 10.0f 10.0f 12.0f 8.0f 8.0f 10.0f 8.0f 10.0f 6.0f 12.5f 6.0f 10.0f 8.0f 5.5f 7.0f 5.0f 12.0f 8.0f 7.0f 7.0f 12.5f 6.0f 8.0f 6.0f 12.0f 10.0f 10.0f 7.0f

Sepoy (AUS) Hurtle Myrtle (AUS) Sangster (NZ) Glass Harmonium (IRE) Pinker Pinker (AUS) Southern Speed (AUS) Atlantic Jewel (AUS) Helmet (AUS) Descarado (NZ) Mufhasa (NZ) Atlantic Jewel (AUS) Sister Madly (AUS) Americain (USA) Black Caviar (AUS) Manawanui (AUS) Testa My Patience (AUS) Sepoy (AUS) More Joyous (NZ) Black Caviar (AUS) Shewan (AUS) Galah (AUS) Luckygray (AUS) Woorim (AUS) Niwot (AUS) Karuta Queen (AUS) Ocean Challenger (AUS) Waratah's Secret (AUS) Dunaden (FR) Sabrage (AUS) Foreteller (GB) Love Conquers All (AUS)

unbeaten Coolmore-owned filly Atlantic Jewel, who was impressive in landing the Caufield Thousand Guineas and then simply laughed at her rivals in the Wakeful Stakes. Sheikh Mohammed and his trainer Peter Snowden have a second useful string to their bow in Helmet, who held off Manawanui by half a neck in the Caulfield Guineas but then, taking on older horses for the first time and sent off hot favourite for the Cox Plate, he finished eighth after trying to make all. Manawanui stuck to his own generation but, having returned to winning ways in the Moonee Valley Vase, he failed to stay in the Victoria Derby. This resulted in a fairytale triumph for 32-year-old New Zealand trainer Trent Busuttin, as Sangster beat the unlucky Induna (a third top



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Orpen (USA) Not For Sale (ARG) Easing Along (USA) Grand Slam (USA) Orpen (USA) Val Royal (FR) Iberal (ARG) Pure Prize (USA) Bernstein (USA) Easing Along (USA) City West (ARG) Espaciado (ARG) Honour And Glory (USA)

La Laguna Verde (ARG) Doubt Fire (BRZ) Suffrage (USA) Miss Cursi (ARG) Dona Polenta (ARG) Kalath Champ (ARG) Tired Girl (ARG) Just The Same (BRZ) Malinche (ARG) Lagrimas De Oro (ARG) La Aristocrata (ARG) Liz Girl (ARG) Hennie's Melody (USA)

Candy Stripes (USA) Ski Champ (USA) Horse Chestnut (SAF) Numerous (USA) Candy Stripes (USA) Ski Champ (USA) Lazy Boy (ARG) Gem Master (USA) Lode (USA) Contested Bid (USA) Equalize (USA) Mat-Boy (ARG) Mr Greeley (USA)

September. 4 He followed up with his first Group 1 when triumphing by half a length from the Ecuador third Pick Out. Juan Costa rode his first winner on October 15, 2010 and exactly one year later he added his first Group 1 on Dona Ley, one of only two three-yearolds in a field of 12. Charles King, who was giving her nine kilos (20lb), tried to make all but the well-backed Dona Ley ran him down halfway through the final furlong and beat him three-quarters of a length. The progressive La Laguna Azul 3 5 3 5 4 4 3 3 5 7 3 5 6 5 3 5 3 5 5 5 3 4 6 7 3 6 5 5 3 4 5


Elusive Quality (USA) Dane Shadow (AUS) Savabeel (AUS) Verglas (IRE) Reset (AUS) Southern Image (USA) Fastnet Rock (AUS) Exceed And Excel (AUS) High Chaparral (IRE) Pentire (GB) Fastnet Rock (AUS) Redoute's Choice (AUS) Dynaformer (USA) Bel Esprit (AUS) Oratorio (IRE) Testa Rossa (AUS) Elusive Quality (USA) More Than Ready (USA) Bel Esprit (AUS) Blevic (AUS) Redoute's Choice (AUS) Bradbury's Luck (AUS) Show A Heart (AUS) Galileo (IRE) Not A Single Doubt (AUS) Rubiton (AUS) Oratorio (AUS) Nicobar (GB) Charge Forward (AUS) Dansili (GB) Mossman (AUS)

had beaten the Mil Guineas winner Stormy Ninguna by six lengths in the Clasico Federico de Alvear on October 2. She was even more dominant over this extra furlong, taking it up on the final turn and going ever further clear to score by 15 lengths. Life For Sale had no trouble defeating the colt Empire Aztec by two lengths to remain unbeaten after eight races. She was ridden by Jorge Ricardo, who was persuaded to leave Brazil by her owners, the father and son team of Ricardo and Nicolas Benedicto.

Watchful (AUS) Ravenswood (AUS) Quinta Special (IRE) Spring Symphony (IRE) Miss Marion (AUS) Golden Eagle (NZ) Regard (AUS) Accessories (GB) Karamea Lady (NZ) Sheila Cheval (NZ) Regard (AUS) Jade Tiara (AUS) America (IRE) Helsinge (AUS) Lady Remlap (AUS) Entente Cordiale (AUS) Watchful (AUS) Sunday Joy (AUS) Helsinge (AUS) Aberdeen Rose (NZ) Rinky Dink (AUS) Damah Lady (AUS) Wabble (AUS) Too Darn Hot (NZ) Card Queen (AUS) French Elle (AUS) Blissfully (NZ) La Marlia (FR) Galroof (NZ) Prophecy (IRE) She's A Meanie (NZ)

class Sheikh Mohmmed three-year-old) by a head to make it three straight Victoria Derby wins for New Zealand. Further Kiwi success had looked likely in the Cox Plate but Jimmy Choux, who broke through the stalls beforehand, possibly hit the front too soon and was run down by Pinker Pinker, who benefited from a brilliant rail-hugging ride from former Mick Channon employee Craig Williams. Williams also landed the Caulfield Cup aboard Southern Speed, who proved a length and a half too strong for the former Harry Dunlop inmate Green Moon, with the Luca Cumani-trained British raiders Manighar and Drunken Sailor fourth and seventh. The Kiwis did plunder the Toorak Handicap with the evergreen sevenyear-old Mufhasa, who had failed in

Danehill (USA) Woodman (USA) Spectrum (IRE) Darshaan Success Express (USA) Zabeel (NZ) Zabeel (NZ) Singspiel (IRE) Lord Ballina (AUS) Mi Preferido (USA) Zabeel (NZ) Bureaucracy (NZ) Arazi (USA) Desert Sun (GB) Filante (NZ) Jackson Square (AUS) Danehill (USA) Sunday Silence (USA) Desert Sun (GB) Clay Hero (AUS) Distorted Humor (USA) Mukaddamah (USA) Canadian Silver (CAN) Noble Bijou (USA) Final Card (AUS) Honour And Glory (USA) Zabeel (NZ) Kaldounevees (FR) Maroof (USA) Warning Prince Salieri (AUS)

four previous trips across the Tasman Sea and was registering the seventh top level triumph of his career. Descarado, the 2010 Caulfield Cup hero, bounced back to form in the Caulfield Stakes, only to have a Cox Plate tilt ruled out by a leg injury. He is trained by Gai Waterhouse, whose stable star, More Joyous, won the Tristarc Stakes before getting caught out wide and pulling too hard when favourite for the Myer Classic. This was won by Hurtle Myrtle, ridden by Damien Oliver, who was completing a Group 1 double as, earlier on that Flemington card he gave a clever frontrunning ride to Glass Harmonium to land the Mackinnon. Formerly with Sir Michael Stoute, Glass Harmonium was making the Group 1 grade after defeats in seven previous tries.


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Brazil 12/10 09/10 30/10 16/10 08/10 29/10

G1 G1 G2 G2 G2 G3

GP Linneo de Paula Machado Gd Criterium Grande Premio Parana G.P.Antonio Joaquim Peixoto de Castro Jr Grande Premio Salgado Filho Grande Premio Marciano de Aguiar Moreira G. P. Presidente Silvio Alvares Penteado

Jeca gained a well-deserved first Group 1 after finishing second or third, and beaten an aggregate of about one length, in three of the nation's most important races at Cidade Jardim and Canada 16/10 16/10 16/10 09/10

G1 G1 G1 G3

Energia Davos (BRZ) Jeca (BRZ) Tonemai (BRZ) Kito Hope (BRZ) Perichole (BRZ) Renania (BRZ)

Gavea. Never far behind front-running three-year-old Tricky Indy, Jeca was sent to the front in the short straight and beat that rival three-quarters of a length. Energia Davos broke his duck, at

Nearctic Stakes Pattison Canadian International Stakes E P Taylor Stakes Grey Stakes

No fewer than 20 horses crossed the Atlantic to contest the three Grade 1 turf races on Canadian International day at Woodbine, although rain, which was not expected when they left these shores, made life difficult for many. One who was suited by the yielding ground

10.0f 10.0f 12.0f 8.0f 12.0f 10.0f

6.0f 12.0f 10.0f 8.5f

Regally Ready (USA) Sarah Lynx (IRE) Miss Keller (IRE) Prospective (USA)

was Sarah Lynx, the only filly in a huge field of 16 for the feature race. Trained in France by John Hammond and aided by the recent application of blinkers, she slipped through on the inside to thrash Marco Botti’s Joshua Tree by four lengths, with Treasure Beach

3 4 5 5 4 5


Torrential (USA) Inexplicable (USA) Wild Event (USA) Shudanz (CAN) Fahim (GB) Redattore (BRZ)

Star Brisingamen (USA) Volition (BRZ) Onda (USA) Kate Vanilla (BRZ) Voile d'Or (BRZ) Flor Do Blitz (BRZ)

the sixth attempt, in the only Group 1 run at Gavea in the final three months of the year. The first five finished in the reverse order to their position in the betting, with odds-on Joe Diesel, who 4 4 5 2


More Than Ready (USA) Montjeu (IRE) Montjeu (IRE) Malibu Moon (USA)

was running over further than a mile for the first time, fifth. Energia Davos scored from Taleban to complete a 1-2 for Torrential, winner of the Prix Jean Prat when trained by John Gosden.

Kivi (USA) Steel Princess (IRE) Ingozi (GB) Spirited Away (USA)

(Aidan O’Brien), Arctic Cosmos (John Gosden) and Quest For Peace (Luca Cumani) filling the next three places. Bated Breath suffered the misfortune of a third big-race near miss of the season when beaten a neck by Regally Ready in the Nearctic Stakes.

Maria's Mon (USA) Ghadeer (FR) Jules (USA) Choctaw Ridge (USA) Effervescing (USA) Minstrel Glory (USA)

King of Kings (IRE) Danehill (USA) Warning Awesome Again (CAN)

David Simcock, whose Dream Ahead has twice narrowly defeated Bated Breath, was himself on the wrong end of a close one when I’m A Dreamer was denied by a head by the former John Oxx trainee Miss Keller in the E P Taylor Stakes.

Chile 15/10 21/10

G2 G3

Premio Independencia P.Primavera-Hernan Braun y C. Budge de B

9.0f 10.0f

Alucina (CHI) Storm Alex (CHI)

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Powerscourt (GB) Storm Warning (USA)

Allanite (CAN) Azaleia (CHI)

Bold Executive (CAN) King Alex (GB)

Japan 30/10 23/10 16/10 29/10 16/10 15/10 09/10 09/10 22/10 01/10 01/10

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Tenno Sho (Autumn Emperor's Cup) Kikuka Sho (St Leger) Shuka Sho Mainichi Broadcast Swan Stakes Fuchu Himba Stakes Daily Hai Nisai Stakes Mainichi Okan Kyoto Daishoten Saudi Arabia Royal Cup Fuji Stakes Sapporo Nisai Stakes Sirius Stakes

10.0f 15.0f 10.0f 7.0f 9.0f 8.0f 9.0f 12.0f 8.0f 9.0f 10.0f

Tosen Jordan (JPN) Orfevre (JPN) Aventura (JPN) Ridill (JPN) Italian Red (JPN) Clarente (JPN) Dark Shadow (JPN) Rose Kingdom (JPN) Eishin Apollon (USA) Grandezza (JPN) Yamanin Kingly (JPN)

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Jungle Pocket (JPN) Stay Gold (JPN) Jungle Pocket (JPN) Agnes Tachyon (JPN) Neo Universe (JPN) Dance In The Dark (JPN) Dance In The Dark (JPN) King Kamehameha (JPN) Giant's Causeway (USA) Agnes Tachyon (JPN) Agnes Digital (USA)

Every Whisper (JPN) Oriental Art (JPN) Admire Sunday (JPN) Erimo Pixy (JPN) Bardonecchia (IRE) Erimo Pixy (JPN) Matikanehatusimada (USA) Rosebud (JPN) Silk And Scarlet (GB) Marbye (IRE) Yamanin Arena (JPN)

Northern Taste (CAN) Mejiro McQueen (JPN) Sunday Silence (USA) Dancing Brave (USA) Indian Ridge Dancing Brave (USA) Private Account (USA) Sunday Silence (USA) Sadler's Wells (USA) Marju (IRE) Sunday Silence (USA)

Yasutoshi Ikee was the trainer to follow in Japan in October. Not only did he follow in the footsteps of his father, Yasuo (who prepared the great Deep Impact), in completing the colts’ Triple Crown with Orfevre but he also saddled the 32-1 outsider Tosen

Jordan to land the Tenno Sho (Autumn) in a mindblowingly-fast time of 1m 56.1s for its 2,000 metre trip. Orfevre is comfortably the best of his generation – the closest anything has got to him in the three Classics is the length and three-quarter margin he

beat Win Variation by in the Derby. Win Variation was again his nearest pursuer in the Kikuka Sho (St Leger), this time two and a half lengths adrift. Taking on his elders in the Japan Cup is next on Orfevre’s agenda, with a tilt at the 2012 Arc already being considered.

Ikee did not have a runner in the final leg of the Fillies’ Triple Crown, the Shuka Sho. The winner, the length and a quarter scorer Aventura, should probably be considered the champion as a leg fracture denied her the chance to run in the earlier races.

New Zealand G2 22/10 G3 24/10 G3 22/10 G3 08/10

NZ Bloodstock Wellington TB Guineas James & Annie Sarten Memorial Stakes Rich Hill Stud Thompson Handicap Windsor Stud Taranaki Evergreen Stakes

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President Lincoln (NZ) Antonio Lombardo (NZ) Bragato (NZ) Dating (NZ)

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O'Reilly (NZ) Pins (AUS) Brilliance (USA) O'Reilly (NZ)

Pinot Gris (NZ) Petit Verdot (NZ) Yarra Rose (NZ) Mandate (NZ)

Pentire (GB) Carnegie (IRE) One Pound Sterling Sound Reason (CAN)

Peru 16/10 09/10 30/10 16/10 09/10

Clasico Ricardo Ortis de Zevallos Clasico Enrique Ayulo Pardo (Oaks) Clasico Presidente de la Republica Clasico Gustavo Prado Heudebert Clasico Oscar Berckemeyer Pazos

10.0f 10.0f 12.0f 10.0f 10.0f

Fly Lexis Fly (USA) Catibel (PER) Almudena (PER) Jaguar Star (PER) Azucena (PER)

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Badge of Silver (USA) Flanders Fields (USA) Silver Planet (ARG) Jaguar On The Run (USA) Battle Hero (USA)

Becky Loves Silver (USA) Shooting Star (PER) Fire Legend (ARG) Native Star (PER) Fire Legend (ARG)

Silver Charm (USA) Mashhor Dancer (USA) Engrillado (ARG) Faaz (USA) Engrillado (ARG)

G1 G1 G2 G2 G2

Oscar Pena’s Stud Dona Licha took first, second and fourth in the Polla de Potrillos (2,000 Guineas). Pena had to settle for first, second and fifth this time. In addition, Fly Lexis Fly turned the tables on the Guineas winner Mr Dany,

beating him by a handsome four and a quarter lengths. Fly Lexis Fly was receiving two kilos (4.4lb) from all but one of his nine opponents because he was bred in the United States and is the best part of six months younger

than them. There had been another turnaround in the fillies’ Classic the previous Sunday, when Catibel beat Cubage by one and a half lengths. Cubage had beaten Catibel by that margin in the

1,000 Guineas but Dama Juana, who finished strongly to dead-heat for second, had looked a very unlucky loser. She started favourite to turn the tables but could do no better than fourth, beaten a total of five lengths.

South Africa G3 29/10 G3 25/10 G3 23/10 G3 15/10 G3 09/10 G3 08/10 G3 08/10

Cape Classic Yellowood Handicap Betting World Algoa Cup Diana Stakes Matchem Stakes Joburg Spring Fillies & Mares Challenge Joburg Spring Challenge

7.0f 9.0f 10.0f 7.0f 7.0f 7.0f 7.0f

Depardieu (SAF) Queen's Bay (SAF) Forest of Dean (SAF) Ebony Flyer (SAF) Variety Club (SAF) Welwitschia (GB) Gibraltar Blue (IRE)

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Dupont (GB) Fort Wood (USA) Silvano (GER) Jet Master (SAF) Var (USA) Oasis Dream (GB) Rock of Gibraltar (IRE)

Diva (SAF) Daphne Donnelly (SAF) Princess Faberge (SAF) Sunshine Lover (SAF) La Massine (SAF) Maid For Romance (GB) Holly Blue (GB)

Trigger Finger (USA) Golden Thatch Jallad (USA) Badger Land (USA) Secret Prospector (USA) Pursuit of Love (GB) Bluebird (USA)

United States G1 15/10 G1 09/10 G1 08/10 G1 08/10

Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes Juddmonte Spinster Stakes Dixiana Breeders' Futurity Champagne Stakes

9.0f 9.0f 8.5f 8.0f

Together (IRE) Aruna (USA) Dullahan (USA) Union Rags (USA)

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Galileo (IRE) Mr Greeley (USA) Even the Score (USA) Dixie Union (USA)

Shadow Song (IRE) Surya (USA) Mining My Own (USA) Tempo (USA)

Pennekamp (USA) Unbridled (USA) Smart Strike (CAN) Gone West (USA)


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Global Stakes Results >>

Date Grade Race United States (cont) G1 08/10 Jamaica Handicap G1 08/10 Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes G1 08/10 Frizette Stakes G1 08/10 First Lady Stakes G1 08/10 Ancient Title Stakes G1 07/10 Darley Alcibiades Stakes G1 02/10 Oak Leaf Stakes G2 30/10 Pocahontas Stakes G2 29/10 Fayette Stakes G2 22/10 Lexus Raven Run Stakes G2 15/10 Oak Tree Derby G2 08/10 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes G2 08/10 Hawthorne Gold Cup Handicap G2 08/10 Oak Tree Mile Stakes G3 30/10 Iroquois Stakes G3 21/10 Pin Oak Valley View Stakes G3 20/10 Sycamore Stakes G3 16/10 Harold C Ramser Sr Stakes G3 15/10 Hawthorne Derby G3 15/10 Knickerbocker Stakes G3 15/10 Spend a Buck Handicap G3 15/10 Athenia Stakes G3 13/10 J P Morgan Chase Jessamine Stakes G3 10/10 Morvich Stakes G3 09/10 Bourbon Stakes G3 08/10 Woodford Stakes G3 07/10 Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes

Aidan O’Brien’s Together gained a long overdue first top-level victory when proving both her class and durability in the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup. Just a week after finishing second at Group or Grade 1 level for the fifth time when taking second on the line behind Never Retreat in the First Lady Stakes, she dropped back to her own age group to beat Marketing Mix by a length and a quarter. It was the master of Ballydoyle’s fifth US Grade 1 turf win in little more than three months. Another transatlantic success came in the Jamaica Handicap as Jeremy Noseda’s Western Aristocrat, whose best home form was a fast-finishing



9.0f 8.0f 8.0f 8.0f 6.0f 8.5f 8.5f 8.0f 9.0f 7.0f 9.0f 6.0f 10.0f 8.0f 8.0f 8.5f 13.0f 8.0f 9.0f 9.0f 8.5f 8.5f 8.5f 6.5f 8.5f 5.5f 6.0f

Western Aristocrat (USA) Gio Ponti (USA) My Miss Aurelia (USA) Never Retreat (USA) Amazombie (USA) Stephanie's Kitten (USA) Weemissfrankie (USA) On Fire Baby (USA) Wise Dan (USA) Great Hot (BRZ) Ultimate Eagle (USA) Holiday For Kitten (USA) Headache (USA) Jeranimo (USA) Motor City (USA) Daisy Devine (USA) Sanagas (GER) Up In Time (GB) Willcox Inn (USA) Boisterous (USA) Mad Flatter (USA) Denomination (USA) Somali Lemonade (USA) California Flag (USA) Animal Spirits (USA) Havelock (USA) Hoofit (NZ)

third in the Jersey at Royal Ascot, received a brilliant front-running ride from Corey Nakatani to win by a length. Pachattack, the standard bearer of Gerard Butler’s Chicago satellite yard, came up just half a length shy in the Spinster Stakes. The winner, Aruna, has thrived since transferring from Jonathan Pease in France last autumn and this was a first crack at Polytrack. Gio Ponti took his career earnings past $6 million in the Shadwell Turf Mile, winning for the first time since the same race 12 months earlier as he at last found his favoured ‘firm’ surface. O’Brien’s Zoffany was last while the Ed Vaughan-trained British raider, Dance



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Mr Greeley (USA) Tale of The Cat (USA) Smart Strike (CAN) Smart Strike (CAN) Northern Afleet (USA) Kitten's Joy (USA) Sunriver (USA) Smoke Glacken (USA) Wiseman's Ferry (USA) Orientate (USA) Mizzen Mast (USA) Kitten's Joy (USA) Tapit (USA) Congaree (USA) Street Sense (USA) Kafwain (USA) Lomitas (GB) Noverre (USA) Harlan's Holiday (USA) Distorted Humor (USA) Flatter (USA) Smart Strike (CAN) Lemon Drop Kid (USA) Avenue of Flags (USA) Arch (USA) Great Notion (USA) Mossman (AUS)

Aristocratic Lady (USA) Chipeta Springs (USA) My Miss Storm Cat (USA) Lisieux (USA) Wilshe Amaze (USA) Unfold the Rose (USA) Starinthemeadow (USA) Ornate (USA) Lisa Danielle (USA) That's Hot (USA) Letithappencaptain (USA) Blue Holiday (USA) Pamric (USA) Jera (USA) Shawgatny (USA) Devil's Dispute (USA) Scota (GER) Up At Dawn (GB) De Aar (USA) Emanating (USA) Miss Pangea (USA) Dreamlike (USA) Chic Corine (USA) Ultrafleet (USA) Pennant Champion (USA) Piconeach (NZ) Chuckle (AUS)

Kris S (USA) Alydar (USA) Sea of Secrets (USA) Steady Growth (CAN) In Excess Catienus (USA) Meadowlake (USA) Gilded Time (USA) Wolf Power (SAF) Seeking The Gold (USA) Captain Bodgit (USA) Cure The Blues (USA) Woodman (USA) Jeblar (USA) Danzig Connection (USA) Devil's Bag (USA) Marju (IRE) Inchinor (GB) Gone West (USA) Cox's Ridge (USA) Honor Grades (USA) Storm Cat (USA) Nureyev (USA) Afleet (CAN) Mr Prospector (USA) Spectacular Love (USA) Danehill (USA)

And Dance, was sixth. Among the two-year-olds, top billing is shared by the two outstanding Belmont Park winners of October 8, Union Rags and My Miss Aurelia. Trained by Olympic showjumper turned Kentucky Derby-winning handler Michael Matz, Union Rags overcame being pinched back at the start to land the Champagne Stakes by more than five lengths. His time was three tenths slower than My Miss Aurelia recorded half an hour earlier, again making light of early jostling to take the Frizette Stakes by an almost identical margin. Weemissfrankie also deserves extra credit, as her Oak Leaf triumph

was her second Grade 1 success and she had to dig deep to get up close home having looked beaten. The results of Keeneland’s top twoyear-old events have been hard to predict since the track installed Polytrack. So it proved again in the Breeders’ Futurity as Dullahan, a halfbrother to the Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird, lost his maiden status at the fifth attempt. The Alcibiades Stakes was a little easier to fathom as Stephanie’s Kitten, third in a high class Woodbine Grade 3 on her previous run, came from off the pace to beat Heart Of Destiny.

Leading sires in Europe by earnings Name

Galileo Montjeu Lomitas Oasis Dream Dansili High Chaparral Danehill Dancer Dubawi Pivotal Invincible Spirit Rock Of Gibraltar Dalakhani Shamardal Exceed And Excel


1998 1996 1988 2000 1996 1999 1993 2002 1993 1997 1999 2000 2002 2000 Holy Roman Emperor 2004 Cape Cross 1994 Verglas 1994 King's Best 1997 Sinndar 1997 Selkirk 1988 Slickly 1996 Intikhab 1994 Footstepsinthesand 2002 Diktat 1995 Hurricane Run 2002 Oratorio 2002 Acclamation 1999 Refuse To Bend 2000 Medicean 1997 Singspiel 1992 Anabaa 1992 Even Top 1993 Kingsalsa 1996 Tiger Hill 1995 Dubai Destination 1999








Earnings (£)





Sadler's Wells Sadler's Wells Niniski Green Desert Danehill Sadler's Wells Danehill Dubai Millennium Polar Falcon Green Desert Danehill Darshaan Giant's Causeway Danehill Danehill Green Desert Highest Honor Kingmambo Grand Lodge Sharpen Up Linamix Red Ransom Giant's Causeway Warning Montjeu Danehill Royal Applause Sadler's Wells Machiavellian In The Wings Danzig Topanoora Kingmambo Danehill Kingmambo

280 183 81 228 216 184 206 158 199 273 173 137 144 189 155 218 217 186 97 126 106 115 137 142 117 203 197 172 181 141 91 5 122 170 182

108 76 41 92 94 63 80 71 100 108 72 39 71 73 63 87 82 59 33 52 39 43 55 44 48 79 79 77 73 47 34 2 49 54 70

38.6 41.5 50.6 40.4 43.5 34.2 38.8 44.9 50.3 39.6 41.6 28.5 49.3 38.6 40.7 39.9 37.8 31.7 34.0 41.3 36.8 37.4 40.2 31.0 41.0 38.9 40.1 44.8 40.3 33.3 37.4 40.0 40.2 31.8 38.5

152 126 64 138 139 96 125 106 142 156 103 59 103 120 104 112 132 79 54 76 59 72 95 74 71 111 116 114 115 68 52 6 74 75 101

10.9 11.8 10.7 7.6 9.7 10.4 9.2 8.9 8.1 7.5 9.2 10.6 8.5 6.5 8.0 9.5 8.4 9.2 12.4 9.2 10.1 8.5 8.1 8.4 10.2 8.9 6.9 9.0 9.0 10.4 9.6 10.8 9.4 10.5 9.3

7,255,474 4,006,569 3,071,107 2,976,891 2,939,007 2,638,641 2,487,295 2,408,352 2,264,122 2,087,681 2,062,929 2,046,274 1,994,693 1,926,822 1,823,505 1,611,802 1,575,289 1,538,740 1,532,549 1,492,909 1,487,961 1,409,389 1,368,232 1,362,621 1,342,881 1,334,881 1,326,358 1,317,151 1,306,379 1,158,872 1,147,814 1,144,497 1,138,939 1,118,626 1,112,186

38 25 7 24 30 11 25 31 18 21 18 12 20 14 14 15 9 12 4 15 6 4 7 7 13 9 14 3 16 8 2 1 5 11 8

13.6 13.7 8.6 10.5 13.9 6.0 12.1 19.6 9.1 7.7 10.4 8.8 13.9 7.4 9.0 6.9 4.2 6.5 4.1 11.9 5.7 3.5 5.1 4.9 11.1 4.4 7.1 1.7 8.8 5.7 2.2 20 4.1 6.5 4.4

19 18 2 13 18 6 11 14 8 7 12 6 11 10 7 5 2 8 2 5 2 2 4 3 9 4 9 2 6 5 1 1 1 6 2

6.8 9.8 2.5 5.7 8.3 3.3 5.3 8.9 4.0 2.6 6.9 4.4 7.6 5.3 4.5 2.3 0.9 4.3 2.1 4.0 1.9 1.7 2.9 2.1 7.7 2.0 4.6 1.2 3.3 3.6 1.1 20 0.8 3.5 1.1

Leader routs rivals Galileo did exactly what his son Frankel did in the 2,000 Guineas – he took an early lead and routed his rivals. His winning total is a new record and his lead of more than £3 million would be almost laughable if it wasn’t so imperious. Montjeu has done well to pass the £4m mark. He has been chasing Galileo for several months and considering he has had almost 100 fewer runners this is a fine achievement. With 30 new runners Galileo is now the numerical leader too. Invincible Spirit added only eight to his previous tally of 265 and there are six other sires who have passed the 200-mark, namely Oasis Dream, Dansili, Danehill Dancer, Cape Cross, Verglas and Oratorio. Pivotal, Acclamation and Royal Applause are almost there.


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Leading sires 2011 by stakes winners to runners Name


Montjeu Dubawi Monsun Dansili Teofilo Azamour Hurricane Run Shamardal Rock Of Gibraltar Galileo Street Cry Oasis Dream Tertullian Danehill Dancer Exceed And Excel Excellent Art Areion Country Reel Beat Hollow Acclamation

1996 2002 1990 1996 2004 2001 2002 2002 1999 1998 1998 2000 1995 1993 2000 2004 1995 2000 1997 1999 Holy Roman Emperor 2004 Elusive Quality 1993 Dalakhani 2000 King's Best 1997 Poliglote 1992 Aussie Rules 2003 Sakhee 1997 Peintre Celebre 1994 Pivotal 1993 Selkirk 1988 Marju 1988 Doyen 2000 Dutch Art 2004 Samum 1997 Singspiel 1992 Tiger Hill 1995 Zamindar 1994 Majestic Missile 2001 Kyllachy 1998 Medicean 1997 High Chaparral 1999 American Post 2001 Layman 2002 Monsieur Bond 2000 Footstepsinthesand 2002 Desert Style 1992 Red Clubs 2003 Big Shuffle 1984 Shirocco 2001 Kodiac 2001 Marchand de Sable 1990 Choisir 1999 Whipper 2001 Nayef 1998







Earnings (£)





Sadler's Wells Dubai Millennium Konigsstuhl Danehill Galileo Night Shift Montjeu Giant's Causeway Danehill Sadler's Wells Machiavellian Green Desert Miswaki Danehill Danehill Pivotal Big Shuffle Danzig Sadler's Wells Royal Applause Danehill Gone West Darshaan Kingmambo Sadler's Wells Danehill Bahri Nureyev Polar Falcon Sharpen Up Last Tycoon Sadler's Wells Medicean Monsun In The Wings Danehill Gone West Royal Applause Pivotal Machiavellian Sadler's Wells Bering Sunday Silence Danehill Dancer Giant's Causeway Green Desert Red Ransom Super Concorde Monsun Danehill Theatrical Danehill Dancer Miesque's Son Gulch

183 158 113 216 50 77 117 144 173 280 87 228 73 206 189 60 81 63 109 197 155 67 137 186 70 95 96 99 199 126 101 76 53 55 141 170 85 58 180 181 184 62 63 66 137 70 72 145 109 73 74 151 114 115

76 71 50 94 17 29 48 71 72 108 35 92 28 80 73 20 35 17 57 79 63 24 39 59 22 39 39 40 100 52 34 27 28 17 47 54 34 16 76 73 63 26 24 30 55 28 27 52 36 32 28 58 46 39

41.5 44.9 44.3 43.5 34.0 37.7 41.0 49.3 41.6 38.6 40.2 40.4 38.4 38.8 38.6 33.3 43.2 27.0 52.3 40.1 40.7 35.8 28.5 31.7 31.4 41.1 40.6 40.4 50.3 41.3 33.7 35.5 52.8 30.9 33.3 31.8 40.0 27.6 42.2 40.3 34.2 41.9 38.1 45.5 40.2 40.0 37.5 35.9 33.0 43.8 37.8 38.4 40.4 33.9

126 106 78 139 21 38 71 103 103 152 47 138 46 125 120 29 53 22 94 116 104 40 59 79 36 56 60 55 142 76 45 45 42 26 68 75 45 24 126 115 96 41 36 49 95 48 42 73 50 49 37 94 76 60

11.8 8.9 11.1 9.7 0.0 10.1 10.2 8.5 9.2 10.9 9.5 7.6 8.6 9.2 6.5 0.0 7.5 9.5 10.4 6.9 8.0 6.8 10.6 9.2 11.4 9.3 9.1 10.7 8.1 9.2 8.8 10.1 0.0 11.0 10.4 10.5 8.8 6.6 6.6 9.0 10.4 9.7 9.6 6.5 8.1 8.3 0.0 8.1 10.5 7.7 9.6 6.9 9.0 9.2

4,006,569 2,408,352 1,050,439 2,939,007 405,729 896,678 1,342,881 1,994,693 2,062,929 7,255,474 890,989 2,976,891 537,972 2,487,295 1,926,822 413,688 486,571 525,254 967,639 1,326,358 1,823,505 651,385 2,046,274 1,538,740 591,756 938,369 918,699 862,536 2,264,122 1,492,909 875,934 520,774 539,670 414,413 1,158,872 1,118,626 714,686 239,912 999,108 1,306,379 2,638,641 642,842 607,336 424,767 1,368,232 410,140 373,785 1,041,999 1,024,457 450,429 685,822 864,463 1,001,650 688,885

25 31 18 30 4 11 13 20 18 38 8 24 5 25 14 7 6 3 7 14 14 7 12 12 3 8 7 5 18 15 7 10 6 2 8 11 7 2 11 16 11 6 2 3 7 2 4 11 8 7 5 8 11 6

13.7 19.6 15.9 13.9 8.0 14.3 11.1 13.9 10.4 13.6 9.2 10.5 6.9 12.1 7.4 11.7 7.4 4.8 6.4 7.1 9.0 10.5 8.8 6.5 4.3 8.4 7.3 5.1 9.1 11.9 6.9 13.2 11.3 3.6 5.7 6.5 8.2 3.5 6.1 8.8 6.0 9.7 3.2 4.6 5.1 2.9 5.6 7.6 7.3 9.6 6.8 5.3 9.7 5.2

18 14 10 18 4 6 9 11 12 19 5 13 4 11 10 3 4 3 5 9 7 3 6 8 3 4 4 4 8 5 4 3 2 2 5 6 3 2 6 6 6 2 2 2 4 2 2 4 3 2 2 4 3 3

9.8 8.9 8.9 8.3 8.0 7.8 7.7 7.6 6.9 6.8 5.8 5.7 5.5 5.3 5.3 5.0 4.9 4.8 4.6 4.6 4.5 4.5 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 3.8 3.6 3.6 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.2 3.2 3.0 2.9 2.9 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.6

Montjeu percentage great for modern era Monsun has been knocked off his pedestal and replaced by Montjeu, whose 9.8% is admirable. Modern sires cover so many mares that attaining 10% or near it is exceptionally tough compared with what top sires could do decades ago with less bloated books. Montjeu has fewer stakes horses than Dubawi, who with 158 runners has enjoyed another capital campaign, but Montjeu has had more at the highest level with eight Group/Grade 1 scorers led by Pour Moi, St Nicholas Abbey and Camelot. Dubawi, in contrast, has had only two Group 1 scorers in the northern hemisphere. Be that as it may, it is good to see two sires not descended from Northern Dancer near the top. Dubawi traces to Mr Prospector, though Northern Dancer features twice in his five-generation pedigree. There is no sign of Northern Dancer in Monsun’s breeding. Hats off too to Teofilo, who makes the table for the first time this month having reached the 50-runner mark. He is in fifth place with four stakes winners, led by Parish Hall. Excellent Art is another first-season sire in the top 20. It is praiseworthy for newcomers to pitch in with longer-established stallions and the future looks bright for both those youngsters.

Leading sires of two-year-olds 2011 by earnings Name


Holy Roman Emperor 2004

Acclamation Rock Of Gibraltar Oasis Dream Galileo *Dutch Art Dansili Clodovil Exceed And Excel *Dark Angel *Excellent Art *Teofilo *Hat Trick Kheleyf *Red Clubs Bahamian Bounty Choisir Dubai Destination Street Cry Oratorio Invincible Spirit Kyllachy Kodiac *Lawman Intikhab Blu Air Force Whipper High Chaparral Zamindar Footstepsinthesand

1999 1999 2000 1998 2004 1996 2000 2000 2005 2004 2004 2001 2001 2003 1994 1999 1999 1998 2002 1997 1998 2001 2004 1994 1997 2001 1999 1994 2002




Danehill Royal Applause Danehill Green Desert Sadler's Wells Medicean Danehill Danehill Danehill Acclamation Pivotal Galileo Sunday Silence Green Desert Red Ransom Cadeaux Genereux Danehill Dancer Kingmambo Machiavellian Danehill Green Desert Pivotal Danehill Invincible Spirit Red Ransom Sri Pekan Miesque's Son Sadler's Wells Gone West Giant's Causeway

91 80 61 57 74 53 47 44 64 67 60 50 1 70 72 29 52 46 39 67 62 42 37 41 16 34 38 23 36 40

32 35 21 15 21 28 19 21 22 25 20 17 1 25 27 6 17 17 16 16 18 21 18 15 6 17 13 3 14 17


35.2 43.8 34.4 26.3 28.4 52.8 40.4 47.7 34.4 37.3 33.3 34.0 100.0 35.7 37.5 20.7 32.7 37.0 41.0 23.9 29.0 50.0 48.7 36.6 37.5 50.0 34.2 13.0 38.9 42.5



Earnings (£)

Top horse

Earned (£)

43 53 27 22 26 42 25 31 34 41 29 21 5 38 42 9 27 23 23 22 22 31 22 19 10 30 17 8 16 22

6.4 6.1 7.1 6.1 7.6 5.9 6.7 6.5 5.7 6.0 6.5 7.0 6.2 6.2 5.9 5.8 6.2 6.8 7.3 7.7 6.4 5.6 5.8 6.8 6.5 6.2 7.1 7.3 7.3 6.2

855,769 783,606 768,597 696,450 554,167 539,670 515,419 504,695 464,653 452,754 413,688 405,729 396,965 395,353 373,785 361,275 361,016 342,613 334,425 322,400 318,686 309,042 295,234 294,385 290,518 279,100 273,175 270,267 261,553 259,549

Mehdi Lilbourne Lad Samitar Power Maybe Caspar Netscher Fire Lily Coupe de Ville Best Terms Lily's Angel Hazel Lavery Parish Hall Dabirsim Vladimir Vedelago Bogart Strategic Game Family One Lyric Of Light Cherry Collect Pimpernel Dragon Pulse Seanie Loi Tell Dad Blu Air Bally Topeka Tai Chi Zantenda Skadar Lake

141,222 162,833 264,341 284,539 229,657 143,399 165,057 297,533 115,417 84,274 76,431 213,223 396,966 58,194 106,808 269,492 85,927 196,560 136,946 76,894 54,958 95,078 64,849 52,241 247,615 46,946 51,810 184,845 74,388 24,224

Flying Dutch The first-season sires’ title has clearly gone to Dutch Art in terms of prizemoney but he is only one clear of Red Clubs numerically. Others to have made progress this month include Teofilo, with four taking him to 17. Coolmore sires had a good month, with Holy Roman Emperor notching six new winners and increasing his earnings by more than £130,000. Rock Of Gibraltar maintained his challenge with five winners but both were still adrift of fellow Coolmore sire Galileo and Juddmonte’s Dansili, who managed a terrific seven strikes each. Acclamation continues his record as a sire of precocious stock par excellence and should be home and dry in numbers since he took his tally to 35 thanks to another four scorers.

* first-season sire; all statistics to October 31



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DATA BOOK OVERSEAS STAKES RESULTS WINNERS Breeder Ballymacoll Stud Farm Ltd Barronstown Stud Barton Bloodstock & Villiers Synd Barton Stud Partnership Bearstone Stud Berns, R Bone, Mrs L B K Booth & J Porteous, Mrs G P Brannigan, J & J Breeding Capital Plc & Swettenham Stud Brennan, Mr L Broadhurst Agency & Jean-Philippe Dubois Brogi, R Brook Stud Bloodstock Ltd Brook Stud Bloodstock Ltd Byrne, P Cantillon & Mr E Cantillon, Mr D Castlemartin Stud & Skymarc Farm Ceka Ireland Limited Ceka Ireland Limited Celbridge Estates Ltd Cheveley Park Stud Ltd Citadel Stud Citadel Stud Cullen, K and Mrs Cullinan, J Cumiskey, G Darley Darley Darley Darley Darley Darley Dayton Investments Ltd Dundon, Mr D J Fassbender, B Fielding, J Fifehead Farms M C Denning Fittocks Stud Fitzgerald Harney, Mrs K Genesis Green Stud Ltd Glebe Stud & J F Dean Gleeson, F Grangecon Stud Grundy Bloodstock Ltd Hascombe & Valiant Studs Hodgson, K and Mrs Hurley & Simon & Mrs S Marriot, T J Islanmore Stud Islanmore Stud Joyce, Mr J Juddmonte Farms Ltd Juddmonte Farms Ltd Kelly, E Khosla & Templeton Stud, Mr & Mrs V Kilcarn Stud Kildaragh Stud Kilfrush Stud Kilfrush Stud Lonergan, E Lynch Bages & Samac MacPartlin, Declan Magnier & Cobra Bloodstock, David Mascalls Stud McDonald, T Meon Valley Stud Mulhern J Flynn & Abbeville Stud, E Mullins, G Murphy, Miss J N P Bloodstock Limited Newsells Park Stud Limited Newsells Park Stud Limited Parker, A Phelan, M Queen, The Redmond, W & Mrs Grit Russell, R W Shutford Stud Skymarc Farm Skymarc Farm Inc Smythson Southcott Racing Limited Speers Bloodstock Ltd Stewart, T Strategy Bloodstock Stratton, L J Team Hogdala Tower Bloodstock Usk Valley Stud Whitsbury Manor Stud Wilson, J C S Wyck Hall Stud Ltd


For full list see Winner Glass Harmonium (IRE) Around The Moon (IRE) St Nicholas Abbey (IRE) Never The Waiter (GB) Dolly Darling (GB) Dingle View (IRE) Mr Mahoganeigh (GB) Royally (GB) Godfreyson (IRE) Quiet Oasis (IRE) Joker (IRE) Zarambar (IRE) Le Vie Infinite (IRE) Five Cents (GB) So Belle (GB) Questi Amori (IRE) Mourasana (GB) Let'sgoforit (IRE) Sidney Girl (GB) La Reine de Pearls (IRE) Prince d'Alienor (IRE) Notorize (GB) Fiammella (IRE) Topeka (IRE) Duck Feet (IRE) Model Black (IRE) Star Kodiak (IRE) Mandaean (GB) Egotist (IRE) Emboss (IRE) Historic Find (GB) Floating World (IRE) Egotist (IRE) Aizavoski (IRE) Veyron (IRE) Alma Alta (GB) Somalian (IRE) Magic Casement (GB) Wallis (GB) Porter House (IRE) March Madness (GB) Ayanz (GB) Prime Spirit (IRE) Sarah Lynx (IRE) Kavak (GB) Miss Keller (IRE) Winsome Hearts (GB) Polanka (IRE) Willyconker (IRE) Baglioni (IRE) Alanos (IRE) Cityscape (GB) Foreteller (GB) Is Feidir Linn (IRE) Aneel (GB) La Folie (IRE) Loch Garry (IRE) Port Manech (IRE) Moon Buggy (IRE) Resurgam (IRE) Together (IRE) Bologne (IRE) Chiquitita (IRE) Exceptional Art (GB) Nova Med (IRE) Izzi Top (GB) Impendor (IRE) Breaking Ice (IRE) Oregon Lady (IRE) Stand My Ground (IRE) Happy Wedding (IRE) Cat Code (GB) Farley Star (GB) Spudorata (IRE) Humdrum (GB) Brown Colt (IRE) Behero (GB) Sabratah (GB) Punjaub (IRE) Anco Marzio (GB) Colombian (IRE) Wise Son (GB) Wrote (IRE) Litura (IRE) Kilt Rock (IRE) Up In Time (GB) Taylor The Best (IRE) Cruzador (IRE) Mujaazef (GB) Stepper Point (GB) Iver Bridge Lad (GB) Bonfire Knight (GB)

Sire Verglas (IRE) Danehill Dancer (IRE) Montjeu (IRE) Kyllachy (GB) Iffraaj (GB) Mujadil (USA) Mark Of Esteem (IRE) Verglas (IRE) Viking Ruler (AUS) Oasis Dream (GB) High Chaparral (IRE) Zamindar (USA) Le Vie Dei Colori (GB) Exceed And Excel (AUS) Singspiel (IRE) Choisir (AUS) Shirocco (GER) Verglas (IRE) Azamour (IRE) Dubawi (IRE) Verglas (IRE) Hernando (FR) Verglas (IRE) Whipper (USA) Aussie Rules (USA) Trade Fair (GB) Kodiac (GB) Manduro (GER) Halling (USA) Cape Cross (IRE) Pivotal (GB) King's Best (USA) Halling (USA) Monsun (GER) Fasliyev (USA) Dai Jin (GB) Tiger Hill (IRE) Proclamation (IRE) King's Best (USA) Dark Angel (IRE) Noverre (USA) Tiger Hill (IRE) Invincible Spirit (IRE) Montjeu (IRE) Dubawi (IRE) Montjeu (IRE) Erhaab (USA) Ivan Denisovich (IRE) Pyrus (USA) Le Vie Dei Colori (GB) Choisir (AUS) Selkirk (USA) Dansili (GB) Footstepsinthesand (GB) Danehill Dancer (IRE) Footstepsinthesand (GB) Iffraaj (GB) King's Best (USA) Whipper (USA) Captain Rio (GB) Galileo (IRE) Pennekamp (USA) Oratorio (IRE) Exceed And Excel (AUS) Whipper (USA) Pivotal (GB) Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) Whipper (USA) Shamardal (USA) Cape Cross (IRE) Green Tune (USA) One Cool Cat (USA) Alzao (USA) Viking Ruler (AUS) Dr Fong (USA) Statue Of Liberty (USA) Halling (USA) Oasis Dream (GB) Invincible Spirit (IRE) American Post (GB) Azamour (IRE) Royal Applause (GB) High Chaparral (IRE) Whipper (USA) Giant's Causeway (USA) Noverre (USA) Sulamani (IRE) Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) Dubawi (IRE) Kyllachy (GB) Avonbridge (GB) Red Ransom (USA)

Age/sex 5h 2c 4c 4c 2f 3f 4g 5h 6h 3f 4c 3c 4c 4c 3f 4c 3f 3c 4f 2f 3c 4c 3f 2f 2c 3f 2f 2c 3c 3f 2c 3f 3c 5h 9g 4f 2c 3g 4f 2c 3f 3c 5h 4f 4g 5m 5g 3c 4g 4c 2c 5h 4g 4c 4g 3f 3c 5g 2c 6h 3f 11 h 2f 5g 4c 3f 2c 3f 4f 4g 5m 2c 7m 6m 3f 6g 3c 3f 3c 5h 3c 6g 2c 2f 4g 3f 3g 3c 4g 2c 4c 4g

Dam Spring Symphony (IRE) Moon Flower (IRE) Leaping Water (GB) Talighta (USA) Amber Valley (GB) Livius Lady (IRE) Sweet Cando (IRE) Royal Lady (IRE) Monzitta (GER) Silent Heir (AUS) White Thunder (GB) Praline Rouge (USA) Looking Back (IRE) Native Nickel (IRE) Omission (GB) Light And Airy (GB) Mamoura (IRE) Slewcie (USA) Littleton Arwen (USA) Ochre (IRE) Vassiana (FR) Hypnotize (GB) Sovana (IRE) Sovana (IRE) Benelux (GB) Ashford Cross (GB) Red Fanfare (GB) Summertime Legacy (GB) Devil's Imp (IRE) Eilean Ban (USA) Philae (USA) Larrocha (IRE) Devil's Imp (IRE) Arlesienne (IRE) For Kicks (FR) Abrakadabra (GER) Somoushe (IRE) Dee Dee Girl (IRE) Frangy (GB) Rosalia (USA) Spinning Reel (GB) Got To Go (GB) Turtulla (IRE) Steel Princess (IRE) Kelang (GB) Ingozi (GB) Boulevard Rouge (USA) Christeningpresent (IRE) Arme Fatale (IRE) Shamaness (USA) Pickwick Papers (GB) Tantina (USA) Prophecy (IRE) Jolie Clara (FR) Marula (IRE) Flames Last (IRE) Festivite (IRE) Lethals Lady (GB) Diner de Lune (IRE) Miss Galatia (USA) Shadow Song (IRE) Bird In Blue (IRE) Sweeten Up (GB) Only In Dreams (GB) Prima Volta (GB) Zee Zee Top (GB) Landela (GB) Fall Habit (IRE) Oregon Trail (USA) Perfect Hedge (GB) Diamond White (GB) Dress Code (IRE) Girl Of My Dreams (IRE) Cajo (IRE) Spinning Top (GB) Olivia Jane (IRE) Behera Marika (GB) New Largue (USA) Atlantic Blue (USA) Clodora (FR) Racina (GB) Desert Classic (GB) Acciacatura (USA) Eliza (USA) Up At Dawn (GB) Chalmette (JPN) Mona Stella (USA) Khubza (GB) Sacre Coeur (GB) Fittonia (FR) Attune (GB)

Ctry Aus Fr Usa Hk Fr Nor Hk Fr Fr Usa Rus Fr Ity Uae Usa Ity Fr Swe Fr Fr Fr Hk Fr Fr Ity Fr Ity Fr Fr Fr Fr Fr Fr Fr Fr Fr Fr Hk Usa Ity Ity Spa Fr Can Hk Can Qtr Ity Usa Hk Fr Fr Aus Hk Aus Fr Fr Fr Fr Fr Usa Den Fr Hk Fr Fr Fr Fr Can Fr Fr Ity Usa Ity Fr Fr Fr Fr Fr Fr Fr Hk Usa Fr Uae Usa Fr Fr Uae Fr Fr Usa

Date 29/10/11 26/10/11 05/11/11 23/10/11 14/10/11 19/10/11 16/10/11 18/10/11 23/10/11 15/10/11 07/10/11 14/10/11 16/10/11 04/11/11 03/11/11 20/10/11 23/10/11 30/10/11 13/10/11 31/10/11 28/10/11 06/10/11 16/10/11 01/11/11 01/11/11 25/10/11 23/10/11 16/10/11 19/10/11 24/10/11 03/11/11 08/11/11 03/11/11 25/10/11 30/10/11 07/11/11 25/10/11 19/10/11 06/11/11 12/10/11 01/11/11 16/10/11 18/10/11 16/10/11 23/10/11 16/10/11 03/11/11 18/10/11 30/10/11 19/10/11 20/10/11 30/10/11 15/10/11 12/10/11 07/10/11 17/10/11 14/10/11 19/10/11 26/10/11 29/10/11 15/10/11 15/10/11 19/10/11 26/10/11 25/10/11 25/10/11 19/10/11 02/11/11 29/10/11 01/11/11 28/10/11 22/10/11 22/10/11 19/10/11 12/10/11 31/10/11 17/10/11 31/10/11 18/10/11 31/10/11 05/11/11 09/10/11 05/11/11 28/10/11 04/11/11 16/10/11 03/11/11 27/10/11 04/11/11 28/10/11 01/11/11 29/10/11

Racecourse Flemington Fontainebleau Churchill Downs Happy Valley Saint-Cloud Ovrevoll Sha Tin Deauville Longchamp Santa Anita Gudermes Saint-Cloud Milan Jebel Ali Santa Anita Rome Longchamp Taby Bordeaux Le Bouscat Fontainebleau Longchamp Happy Valley Longchamp Maisons-Laffitte Rome Toulouse Rome Longchamp Deauville Maisons-Laffitte Saint-Cloud Saint-Cloud Saint-Cloud Nantes Saint-Cloud Maisons-Laffitte Saint-Cloud Sha Tin Aqueduct Milan Rome Zarzuela Deauville Woodbine Happy Valley Woodbine Al Rayyan Rome Santa Anita Sha Tin Deauville Saint-Cloud Caulfield Happy Valley Port Macquarie Clairefontaine Saint-Cloud Deauville Marseille Pont De Vivaux Lyon-Parilly Keeneland Copenhagen Deauville Happy Valley Saint-Cloud Saint-Cloud Deauville Compiegne Woodbine Maisons-Laffitte Longchamp Milan Santa Anita Milan Maisons-Laffitte Fontainebleau Clairefontaine Fontainebleau Deauville Fontainebleau Le Croise-Laroche Sha Tin Churchill Downs Longchamp Jebel Ali Santa Anita Saint-Cloud Maisons-Laffitte Jebel Ali Longchamp Maisons-Laffitte Golden Gate

Distance 1m2f 1m1f 1m4f 6f 7f 5f187y 1m1f 7f110y 1m7f110y 6f 1m4f 1m4f110y 1m 7f 1m 6f 1m4f 1m 1m 7f 1m 1m55y 1m2f110y 7f 1m1f 7f 6f 1m1f 1m1f110y 1m 1m 1m4f 1m 1m4f 1m2f110y 1m2f 1m 6f 1m 7f 1m 1m4f 6f110y 1m4f 1m55y 1m2f 7f110y 1m3f 1m 6f 7f110y 1m 1m2f 1m55y 1m2f 1m4f 1m 6f110y 1m2f 1m 1m1f 1m 1m1f110y 1m55y 1m4f 1m2f110y 7f 7f 1m 7f 1m1f 1m 1m1f 6f 7f 6f 1m4f 6f 6f 6f 1m2f110y 6f 1m 1m 6f 1m 1m2f110y 6f 5f 5f 6f 1m

Prize-money (ÂŁ) 393,791 (Gr1) 10,776 1,038,462 (Gr1) 42,362 7,759 11,013 112,964 (L) 10,345 10,345 18,462 10,575 9,052 34,482 (Gr3) 8,963 18,462 8,620 12,500 14,367 10,345 10,345 14,655 31,771 12,069 34,483 (Gr3) 34,482 (Gr3) 8,190 24,137 (L) 10,345 10,345 10,345 10,345 10,345 12,500 25,862 (L) 7,759 7,759 12,500 42,362 23,077 7,758 9,482 23,276 9,483 576,923 (Gr1) 65,896 384,615 (Gr1) 8,085 8,620 10,385 42,362 10,345 34,483 (Gr3) 49,510 (Gr3) 42,362 26,797 8,621 7,759 7,759 11,638 8,621 153,846 (Gr1) 11,520 9,052 42,362 12,069 34,483 (Gr3) 14,655 9,052 38,462 (L) 14,224 10,345 10,775 19,615 8,620 12,500 8,621 8,621 8,750 9,052 23,500 23,707 (L) 24,711 346,154 (Gr1) 9,052 7,381 38,462 (Gr3) 23,500 9,483 9,490 23,707 (L) 34,483 (Gr3) 11,154


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December 26, 1987 Nupsala capitalises on the last fence fall of Forgive ’N Forget to give Francois Doumen (right) his first King George VI Chase




1 Nupsala – Andre Pommier 2 Forgive ’N Forget – Mark Dwyer



rancois Doumen’s successful cross Channel raids were a feature of British jump racing for over 20 years and it all started on Boxing Day in 1987. Nupsala was the first horse that the trainer sent over from his French base and in the King George VI Chase and Desert Orchid, he can hardly have picked a tougher debut. ‘Dessie’ was an even-money favourite to record his second win in the Kempton feature, having defeated Door Latch easily the previous year, and not many people gave 25-1 outsider Nupsala much of a chance. Yet the Gallic challenger defied those odds and, following the last fence fall of Forgive ’N Forget, strolled

home 15 lengths clear of Desert Orchid, who went on to take the contest for the next three years and make it four wins in total, a record equalled by Kauto Star in 2009. Doumen, who also collected the King George with The Fellow twice, Algan and First Gold, says: “The first big win is always very important. “I don’t remember much about the race, except that they went a good gallop the whole way. “Nupsala was a big price but the odds mean nothing. I became friends with David Elsworth afterwards.” Doumen stopped training jumpers last year, transferring those in his stable to son Thierry, in order to concentrate on his Flat string.


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