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Thoroughbred Owner & Breeder inc Pacemaker December 2010
£4.95 | December 2010 | Issue 76
A future champion? Sam Twiston-Davies spearheads the next generation of jump jockeys set for stardom
Plus ■ Andy Stewart reveals his ambitions for the Tote ■ Paddy Mullins: tribute to the legendary trainer ■ Menorah’s owner Diana Whateley lives the dream
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of Galileo Timeform’s top-rated sons 134 KLE RIP VAN WIN e sir g tstandin Rated the equal of his ou 133p FRANKEL rated 2yo in 16 years Timeform’s highest132 NEW APPROnA2yCo,HWorld Champion 3yo European Champio NE 131 SOLDIER OF FORTU
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European Champion 2yo
“He’s the most natural athlete we’ve ever had” Aidan O’Brien, Timeform Racehorses of 2009
1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd
Sussex Stakes-Gr.1, by 2½ lengths from Paco Boy Queen Elizabeth II Stakes-Gr.1 Juddmonte International Stakes-Gr.1, from Twice Over Tyros Stakes-Gr.3, in July of his two-year-old season Eclipse Stakes-Gr.1, a length behind Sea The Stars and 4½ lengths clear of Conduit 2nd Sussex Stakes-Gr.1, a neck behind Canford Cliffs 2nd Queen Elizabeth II Stakes-Gr.1, beaten a nose
New for 2011
Brilliant miler by GALILEO out of a Stakes-performing 2YO by STRAVINSKY. From the family of seven-time champion sire in New Zealand VOLKSRAAD and the consistently successful HALLING.
STALLIONS FOR 2011 • ALFRED NOBEL • AUSSIE RULES • CHOISIR • DANEHILL DANCER • DUKE OF MARMALADE • DYLAN THOMAS • EXCELLENT ART • • FASTNET ROCK • FOOTSTEPSINTHESAND • GALILEO • HIGH CHAPARRAL • HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR • HURRICANE RUN • MASTERCRAFTSMAN • MONTJEU • • ORATORIO • PEINTRE CELEBRE • RIP VAN WINKLE • ROCK OF GIBRALTAR • STARSPANGLEDBANNER • STRATEGIC PRINCE • THEWAYYOUARE •YEATS •
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Seven Group 1 winners in 2010: RIP VAN WINKLE (4yo)................ 1st Juddmonte International Stakes-Gr.1 CAPE BLANCO (3yo)....................... 1st Irish Derby-Gr.1 1st Irish Champion Stakes-Gr.1 FRANKEL (2yo)...................................... 1st Dewhurst Stakes-Gr.1 LILY OF THE VALLEY (3yo).... 1st Prix de l’Opera-Gr.1 MISTY FOR ME (2yo)...................... 1st Moyglare Stud Stakes-Gr.1 1st Prix Marcel Boussac-Gr.1 SANS FRONTIERES (4yo).......... 1st Irish St. Leger-Gr.1 RODERIC O’CONNOR (2yo)..... 1st Criterium International-Gr.1
Galileo Juveniles Promise No Mercy in 2011 While the strength of the current European stallion community means that Galileo is unlikely to emulate his sire’s string of championships, there is no doubt that he is going a long way to replacing Sadler’s Wells. In one respect - his ability to get top two-year-olds - he may even have an edge over his legendary sire. If we credit Frankel with the crown that will surely be his when season ending honors are distributed……Galileo will have been represented by three European Champion Juveniles from just six crops. Or in other words, he will have sired Europe’s top two-year-old in 50% of the years that he has had starters.
Alan Porter, TRUE NICKS
“the best stallion in the world” Tom Goff of Blandford Bloodstock, RACING POST
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THE AGA KHAN STUDS Success Breeds Success Stallions standing at Gilltown Stud in 2011
AZAMOUR Night Shift – Asmara (Lear Fan)
• Sire of 11 Stakes horses from just two crops, including Gr.2 winner ELEONORA DUSE and the promising 2010 2yos NATIVE KHAN, ZOOWRAA, LINDENTHALER and MAWAAKEF. • Sire of 55% winners to runners in 2010. • Sire of 67% winners to runners from his first crop. • 2010 yearlings fetched up to 240,000gns, averaging €58,372 (to 23/10).
DALAKHANI Darshaan – Daltawa (Miswaki)
• Sire of two Classic winners from his first crop • Sire of 5 more Group winners in 2010 including Gr.1 winner CHINESE WHITE. • Sire of more Group winners (13) at this stage of his career than his famous father DARSHAAN (9). • 2010 yearlings fetched up to €370,000 and averaged €89,935 at the main European sales. “I expect him to get plenty of smart performers from all kinds of distaff backgrounds and, as he has covered quality mares in greater numbers in the last four seasons, his influence is going to grow.” – TONY MORRIS, RACING POST
SEA THE STARS Cape Cross – Urban Sea (Miswaki)
• European Champion 3yo in 2009, winning 6 successive Group 1 races in 6 months. • Group 2 winner at 2 years. • TFR 140 “One of the best of all time.” • Group 1 winning dam has produced 3 other Group 1 winners, including Champion Sire GALILEO. • 90% of his first book of mares have either already produced Group 1 performers; have performed at Group 1 level themselves, or are closely related to Group 1 performers.
• First foals 2011
www.agakhanstuds.com Pat Downes (Manager) or Julie White, Gilltown Stud. Tel: +353 45 481216 E-mail: email@example.com
Stallions in France for 2011 SINNDAR • SIYOUNI
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£4.95 | December 2010 | Issue 76
A future champion? Sam Twiston-Davies spearheads the next generation of jump jockeys set for stardom
■ Andy Stewart reveals his ambitions for the Tote ■ Paddy Mullins: tribute to the legendary trainer ■ Menorah’s owner Diana Whateley lives the dream
Cover: Little Josh and Sam Twiston-Davies Photo: George Selwyn
Fabulous females are the order of the day T
welve months ago, this magazine had on its front cover a horse – or a mare, to be precise – whose race-record and style of running captured the hearts of not only racing fans in America, where she was trained, but also on this side of the Atlantic. Zenyatta’s performance in the 2009 Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita was show-stopping, coming as she did from way off the pace, as was her trademark, to defeat her male rivals and maintain her unbeaten record. She was then retired, but returned to the racecourse this year seeking to enhance her already magnificent reputation. Lining up at Churchill Downs for this year’s Classic and bidding to extend her winning sequence to 20 races, history beckoned. What followed over the next few minutes was undoubtedly one of the most remarkable races those of us who watched it have ever witnessed. Practically tailed-off at one point, Zenyatta made relentless progress to go down by just a head at the line to four-year-old colt, Blame. Rarely can the winner of such a prestigious event have received so little fanfare post-race: the only subject people wanted to discuss was Zenyatta’s defeat in the hands of jockey Mike Smith. Our columnists Tony Morris and Julian Muscat have their own views on events in the US. George Selwyn’s stunning image of the giant six-year-old failing to catch her only conqueror – she has now been retired – is followed by one of another female whose ability is also phenomenal: Goldikova (The Big Picture, pages 12-15). If Zenyatta is/was the darling of American racing, then Goldikova is her French equivalent. The brilliant daughter of Anabaa won her record third Breeders’ Cup Mile at the expense of Gio Ponti – who had the misfortune of bumping into Zenyatta at the fixture 12 months previously – and, in what can only be a huge boost to our sport globally, is set to stay in training in 2011.
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Goldikova’s brilliance earned her the Horse of the Year and Older Horse titles at the recent Cartier Awards, while last month’s cover star, Frankel, was also among the winners on the night, picking up the top Two-Year-Old Colt accolade (News, pages 6-7) . Having mentioned two fantastic females, it is appropriate to mention two others: Dawn Run and Hurry Harriet. Both were trained by Paddy Mullins, who sadly passed away in October at the age of 91. The exploits of the former are, of course, part of National Hunt history, yet it is with the latter that Mullins thought he achieved his finest hour, when she defeated another filly, Allez France, in the 1973 Champion Stakes. He may have been known as a reserved character on the racecourse, yet there is no mistaking Mullins’s jubilation after watching Vintage Tipple triumph in the 2003 Irish Oaks (pages 8-9). Leo Powell also pays tribute to the trainer’s career in View From Ireland (pages 29-30). The new jumps season may not be very old, yet we have already seen some potential stars, both equine and human. Cue Card, last year’s Cheltenham Bumper winner, looks every inch a hurdler destined for bigger things, while Sam Twiston-Davies’s superb front-running ride on Little Josh, trained by his father, Nigel, in the Paddy Power Gold Cup gave notice that we could well be witnessing the emergence of a very special talent. The 18-year-old is one of four young riders selected by Alan Lee who have the capacity to make their mark at the top of their profession (pages 44-49). Also in this issue, leading owner Andy Stewart reveals his hopes for the Tote (The Big Interview, pages 50-55), Diana Whateley tells us about life as the owner of Champion Hurdle prospect Menorah (Talking To, pages 40-42), and we get exclusive access to Whitsbury Manor Stud, which has recently secured the services of exciting new recruit Showcasing (pages 56-60).
“If Zenyatta is the
darling of American racing then Goldikova is her French equivalent
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CONTENTS DECEMBER 2010
NEWS & VIEWS
News Focus Goldikova is the Cartier queen
Paddy Mullins tribute The late, great trainer
ROA Leader New tariff must be supported
The Great Owner/Breeders
Talking To... Diana Whateley hopes for more Cheltenham glory with Menorah
Tony Morris Zenyatta is another Silky Sullivan
Julian Muscat Why the horse is the star
128 Your Say Betting licence the way forward
INTERNATIONAL SCENE 29
View From Ireland Remembering Paddy Mullins
Continental Tales Eyquem could target French title
Going Global US-breds succeed in Europe
The Big Interview Andy Stewart discusses the Tote and his quality string of horses
Whitsbury Manor Stud Hampshire operation in focus
COVER STORY Rising stars of jumping Sam Twiston-Davies leads the next generation of riders
Sir John Jacob ‘Jakie’ Astor
Bloodstock special Including Philip Freedman’s overview of the 2010 sales
Funding a cause for concern
Triumph and despair from this year’s Breeders’ Cup
Changes Your monthly round-up
The Big Picture
Andy Stewart, with conditional jockey Ian Popham at Cheltenham, is this month’s Big Interview (pages 50-55)
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The Next Generation Will Duff-Gordon in the spotlight
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101 Racing Welfare Four pages of news and views
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110 European Pattern
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NEWS Stories from the racing world
Goldikova reigns supreme E
xceptional mare Goldikova stole the show at the 2010 Cartier Racing Awards, held at the Dorchester Hotel in London, taking the Horse of the Year and Older Horse accolades after another stunning year of success on the racecourse.
The three-time Breeders’ Cup Mile heroine, owned by Alain and Gérard Wertheimer and trained by Freddie Head, is set to stay in training as a six-year-old. Brilliant juvenile Frankel, who capped an unbeaten first season with victory in the
ROLL OF HONOUR Two-Year-Old Colt
MISTY FOR ME
RITE OF PASSAGE
Horse of the Year
Cartier/Daily Telegraph Award of Merit RICHARD HANNON
Dewhurst Stakes, landed the Two-Year-Old Colt Award for his owner Khalid Abdullah, whose Derby and Arc winner Workforce was voted top Three-Year-Old Colt. Coolmore recorded a notable double with Misty For Me in the Two-Year-Old Filly category and Starspangledbanner as Sprinter. Rite Of Passage, winner of this year’s Gold Cup at Royal Ascot, secured the Stayer award and dual Oaks victor Snow Fairy was named top Three-Year-Old Filly. The Cartier/Daily Telegraph Award of Merit went to Richard Hannon, who this year became champion trainer for the second time.
Gérard Wertheimer (left) and Freddie Head (right) accept Goldikova’s Horse of the Year Award from Cartier’s Executive Chairman Arnaud Bamberger
Three-year-old races for Racing Post Yearling Bonus Scheme to be announced in January By the close of the turf season, a total of 232 £10,000 (or equivalent) bonuses had been paid out by the inaugural Racing Post Yearling Bonus Scheme. To date,155 have been won in Britain, 49 in Ireland and 28 overseas and, while there are no eligible races on the all-weather through the winter, there will be at least another 30 opportunities for the horses qualified under the 2009 scheme to win a bonus as a three-year-old. “As was always promised, 10% of the fund has been held over for three-year-old maidens,”
said scheme co-ordinator Kerry Murphy, who confirmed that the list of eligible three-year-old races will be published in January and will consist mainly of mile to mile-and-a-half maidens. Five bonuses will be paid out in Ireland and between 25 and 30 in Britain. Murphy added: “The total fund achieved in 2009 was just over £2.6 million; in addition to this the sales company and industry contributions which were made to help launch the inaugural Yearling Bonus Scheme were not
all spent on running costs, so a total of £2.7m in bonuses will be paid out.” Despite concerns raised at the TBA seminar in June, such as the length of time the scheme – which last year cost breeders and/or vendors £1.92m in contributions – should continue, support in the second year has remained strong. From 4,878 yearlings catalogued at British and Irish sales, 4,055 horses, or 83%, are currently registered for the 2010 scheme, compared to 4,200 in 2009. THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER
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at the 2010 Cartier Awards
Paul Smith collected trophies for Misty For Me and Starspangledbanner
Sir Peter O’Sullevan with actress, model and racehorse owner Liz Hurley
Lord Grimthorpe with awards for Khalid Abdullah’s duo Frankel and Workforce
Richard Hannon’s Award of Merit was received by son Richard jnr and wife Jo
Richard Hughes and champion jockey Paul Hanagan (right) in relaxed mood
Cristina Patino, owner and breeder of Three-Year-Old Filly winner Snow Fairy
2010 YEARLING BONUS SCHEME SALE
DBS Premier DBS Festival Tatts Ireland Sept Tattersalls 1 Tattersalls 2 Tattersalls 3 Goffs Orby Goffs Open DBS November Tatts Ireland Nov Tattersalls Dec
467 96 550 689 1030 510 669 222 205 140 300
463 84 466 644 973 408 626 86 96 50 244
99% 88% 85% 93% 95% 80% 94% 39% 47% 35% 81%
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YEARLING BONUS WINNERS IN BRITAIN THIS SEASON BY RACE DISTANCE (% of races at stated distance in two-year-old programme)
5f .......................47 (27%) 6f .......................49 (24%) 7f .......................39 (29%) 8-9.5f .......................20 (25%)
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PA D D Y M U L L I N S
Farewell to a legend Paddy Mullins, who died on October 28 aged 91, was a master trainer over jumps and on the Flat whose career spanned over half a century. His first winner came in the 1953 La Touche Cup at Punchestown with Flash Parade – 50 years later he enjoyed Classic success in the Irish Oaks with Vintage Tipple, partnered by Frankie Dettori (main image). Forever associated with the great mare Dawn Run, whose achievement in winning the Champion Hurdle and Gold Cup at Cheltenham remains unique, Mullins also sent out Hurry Harriet to defeat the brilliant Allez France in the 1973 Champion Stakes, won the Irish Grand National four times and was champion National Hunt trainer in Ireland on ten occasions. Leo Powell pays tribute to Paddy Mullins in View From Ireland on page 29.
Above: Dawn Run and Jonjo O’Neill return to the winners’ enclosure after victory in the 1986 Cheltenham Gold Cup, two years after they had collected the Champion Hurdle Below: Paddy and Maureen Mullins at Punchestown
Photos Peter Mooney, George Selwyn and Caroline Norris
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NEWS In association with
Changes – R a c i n g ’ s n e w s i n a n u t s h e l l PEOPLE AND BUSINESS Paul Hanagan Philip Hide Markel International Christian Williams Jardine Lloyd Thompson Craig Roberts Frankie Dettori Gala Coral Johnny Murtagh Tote Levy Board Ruby Walsh David Nicholls Jim McGrath
Edges out Richard Hughes in thrilling race for Flat jockeys’ title which went to the last day of the season; Hanagan ended two clear on 191 winners Calls time on 20-year riding career aged 37; his biggest wins included the 1995 Sun Alliance Chase aboard the Josh Gifford-trained Brief Gale Insurer expands bloodstock and livestock business by acquiring renewal rights of the book written by Talbot Underwriting Faces lengthy spell on sidelines after sustaining fractures to both arms in fall at Cheltenham Announced as new sponsor of the Group 1 Lockinge Stakes at Newbury until at least 2013 Trainer handed four-year disqualification by the BHA for failing to meet welfare standards in looking after his horses Records 100th Group 1 win for Godolphin aboard his favourite horse Rio De La Plata in the Premio Roma at Capannelle Appoints Carl Leaver as new Group Chief Executive and Rob Templeman as Chairman, with Neil Goulden stepping down from both roles Resigns as stable jockey to Aidan O’Brien at Ballydoyle – and is subsequently contracted to ride the Aga Khan’s horses in Ireland Signs two-year deal with Haydock to sponsor their Grand National trial in February, part of a £250,000 bonus series leading up to Aintree Slices another £10m of its budget for 2011, which is now down to £60m, with £34m earmarked for prize-money Looks set to miss Christmas and New Year period after suffering double fracture of right leg in fall at Down Royal Top trainer of sprinters takes over ROA President Paul Dixon’s Haygarth House stables as a satellite yard, with Jeremy Glover retiring Channel 4 pundit resigns as independent director of the BHA over changes to the Flat racing programme next autumn
RACEHORSE AND STALLION – MOVEMENTS AND RETIREMENTS Rip Van Winkle Siyouni Tiger Hill Vale Of York North Light Sulamani Total Gallery Alexandros Approve Champagnelifestyle Starspangledbanner Choisir Mamool Our Vic Recharge Kris Kin Ask Milk It Mick So You Think Zenyatta
Top class miler/ten-furlong performer by Galileo, winner of three Group 1s, retires to Coolmore Ireland, where he will stand alongside his sire in 2011 Aga Khan-owned son of Pivotal, winner of the Group 1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere last year, retires to Bonneval Stud in Normandy Sire of Great Voltigeur winner Rewilding moves from Dalham Hall Stud to Gestüt Fährhof in Germany, where his 2011 fee will be €7,500 Godolphin’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner of 2009 retires to Darley’s Kildangan Stud; the son of Invincible Spirit’s fee is set at €5,000 Derby winner who sired this year’s St Leger victor Arctic Cosmos transfers from Adena Springs Kentucky to Adena Springs North in Ontario, Canada Multiple Group 1 winner is bought by Rathbarry Stud and will stand as a jumps stallion at Yorton Farm in Shropshire at a fee of £2,500 Four-year-old Namid colt, winner of last year’s Group 1 Prix de l’Abbaye, bought by Pearl Bloodstock, the new owner of Makfi Group 3-winning son of Kingmambo and Lockinge Stakes runner-up retires to stand at Haras du Logis in Normandy on the Darley roster; his fee is €4,000 Two-year-old son of Oasis Dream, winner of the Norfolk Stakes and Gimcrack Stakes, to stand at Morristown Lattin Stud for a fee of €5,000 Daughter of Montjeu, a close third in this year’s Cheshire Oaks and tenth in the Oaks at Epsom, is retired Son of Choisir, a Group 1 winner over a mile in Australia and successful in this year’s Golden Jubilee Stakes and July Cup, is retired to Coolmore Stud Will stand alongside son Starspangledbanner in County Tipperary next year having been rested for this year’s northern hemisphere covering season Group 1-winning son of In The Wings transfers to Gestüt Romerhof from Gestüt Isarland; his 2011 fee remains at €5,000 David Johnson-owned chaser is retired aged 12 having won 13 of his 34 races under rules, including the 2008 Grade 1 Ryanair Chase at Cheltenham Son of Cape Cross, runner-up to Fame And Glory in this year’s Tattersalls Gold Cup, is purchased by Shade Oak Stud in Shropshire; his fee is £2,000 Derby winner of 2003 to stand at Allevamento I Mandorli in Italy next year for €4,000, having spent the last four seasons at Morristown Lattin Stud Last year’s Coronation Cup and Prix Royal-Oak winner will stand as a jump sire at Coolmore Dewhurst winner in 2003, due to have his first runners next year, moves from Britain to Haras de la Foret in France, where his 2011 fee will be €2,000 Coolmore buys majority stake in dual Cox Plate winner, with the intention of Aidan O’Brien racing him in Europe next year Brilliant daughter of Street Cry, the winner of 19 of her 20 races including 13 Grade 1s, is retired aged six and will be boarded at Lane’s End Farm
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Irish trainer who sent out Dawn Run to win the Champion Hurdle and Gold Cup (tributes pages eight and 29) Travelling head lad at the Oxx family’s Currabeg stable for almost 50 years Former Horse Racing Ireland board member and Chairman of the Association of Irish Racecourses Dual-purpose trainer based near Aylesbury who had held a licence since 1981 Owner of dual Champion Hurdle winner Bula; he also had multiple winners with Philip Hobbs, such as Village King and Tom Sayers
Soft ground-loving sprinter, winner of the Cork And Orrery Stakes and Prix de la Foret in 1998, who had been standing at Fox Farm in Suffolk Florida-based stallion son of Nijinsky who sired 23 stakes winners, including multiple Grade 1 scorer Marlin Dual Grade 2 winner who was among the leading Kentucky Derby players; he suffered a fatal shoulder injury during a workout The Mitchell family’s top-rated point-to-point mare of 1998 and dam of 2003 Champion Hurdle winner Rooster Booster
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Tweenhills Farm & Stud Tweenhills Racing David Redvers Bloodstock
PROMISING BRAVE INDIANS Sleeping Indian has made a hugely promising start to his career siring the winners of 17 races, with several gaining black-type. Be sure to follow his progeny in 2011 as trainers all feel they will improve at three and love their fantastic temperaments. Night Carnation ran a cracking race to finish second in the Doncaster Stakes (L) following up her maiden win for trainer Andrew Balding. It was particularly rewarding as her owner and breeder is George Strawbridge, who also owned and bred Sleeping Indian. Another filly with Stakes form is the Kevin Ryan trained Shoshoni Wind who set an impressive pace to finish second to Khor Sheed in the Empress Stakes (L) at Newmarket, after a comfortable maiden win just a few weeks earlier. Sleeping Indian also has a very exciting prospect in Morache Music. A winner of three races including a competitive Conditions Stakes at Newmarket by a 4l margin, his Timeform Rating is an impressive 105. Trainer Peter Makin said: “He’s a grand, sound colt with a beautiful temperament that does everything right. We will be aiming him at Stakes races next.” A multiple Group winner by Indian Ridge, Sleeping Indian represents excellent value standing at Tweenhills for £3,000 October 1st LFFR in 2011.
The Sleeping Indian 2yo filly, Night Carnation, finishes second in the Doncaster Stakes (L)
TRAINERS LUNCH Trainers for Pearl Bloodstock were invited to a parade and lunch at Tweenhills on 14th November. In the presence of Sheikh Fahad Al Thani, 25 yearlings were shown, as well as Makfi and recent purchase, Total Gallery, the Gr.1 Prix de l’Abbaye winner.
Sheikh Fahad Al Thani with Laura Redvers and Mikel Delzangles at the trainers lunch There was great excitement at Tweenhills in early November when Makfi arrived at the stud
MAKFI ARRIVES Much anticipation now lies ahead for the only horse to beat the Breeders’ Cup heroine Goldikova in 2010. Makfi can also lay claim to defeating the winners of 24 Gr.1 races. Breeders have the opportunity to see this magnificent son of Dubawi parading at The National Stud from Saturday 27th to Monday 29th November from 10.00am to 4.00pm. Refreshments will be served and everyone is welcome.
Pearl Bloodstock’s dual Listed winner Dever Dream on parade at Tweenhills
RENOVATIONS UNDERWAY It’s all action on the building front at Tweenhills with a new American covering barn, feed room, on-site staff accommodation, owner reception area and office all nearly complete.
John Hammond, Luca Cumani, William Haggas, Brian and Kim Meehan viewing the parade at Tweenhills
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THE BIG PICTURE
Blame game The big story at Churchill Downs was the agonising defeat of Zenyatta (left) in the Classic, with jockey Mike Smith accepting full responsibility for the first defeat of the nowretired mareâ€™s career. Having been more than 20 lengths off the pace, she went down by just a head to Blame Photo George Selwyn
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THE BIG PICTURE
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Goldi rocks! Breeders’ Cup queen Goldikova, with Olivier Peslier, in the familiar surrounds of a United States winners’ enclosure, after her record-breaking third straight victory in the Mile. Trainer Freddie Head is to her right, wearing a black coat and a broad smile Photos George Selwyn
The only other European winner at the two-day meeting at Churchill Downs was Dangerous Midge in the Turf; he was ridden by Frankie Dettori and trained by Brian Meehan
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PAUL DIXON President Racehorse Owners Association
Owners and trainers must back new tariff Tracks which drop below stated prize-money levels should be avoided
s the slow, painful process relating to the 50th levy scheme took its anticipated course, so a more accurate picture of what lies in wait for British racing in 2011 is gradually emerging. Certainly, we must hope that Jeremy Hunt, the Secretary of State, is sympathetic to horseracing’s arguments about being fleeced by the betting industry but, at least in the short term, we can play only with the cards that we are now holding. Without a favourable government intervention, the total prize-money pot for 2011 will fall by over £20 million on a fixture list that is only marginally down on the current year. And, since prize-money at virtually every level is already deemed to be unacceptably low, the Horsemen’s Group has no alternative but to take matters into its own hands. Racing’s ‘elephant in the room’ is racecourse media rights. While other income has been diminishing, money from media rights has been growing, but to make a song and dance over this source of funding places the horsemen in a dilemma. Payments for media rights are paid by bookmakers to have television pictures in their shops and it was inevitable bookmakers would use these payments as a justification for diminishing their levy payments. It is a convenient ploy for the bookmakers but one that does not stand close examination. Nobody can deny that racecourses receive this money but, when the levy budget and media rights are added for the fiscal year of 20102011, the total is £36m below that of 2007-2008. While it is true the real pain in this whole scenario is being felt by owners, trainers, breeders, jockeys and stable staff – much less so the racecourses – we can’t let the bookmakers parade this half truth as if they have suddenly discovered philanthropy. Equally, we cannot allow the horsemen – the people who actually put on the racing show – to be exploited in this manner.
As is now well publicised, I have called for action and believe this should be conducted through the setting up of a Horsemen’s Group Tariff. Principally, the tariff will set recommended minimum levels of prize-money for each class of race, but it will also contain other refinements to discourage racecourses from dumbing down their race programmes. The Horsemen’s Group Tariff needs to strike the right balance between what are acceptable levels of prizemoney for the quality of race and what is affordable for racecourses, taking all of racing’s income sources into account. To be clear on this issue, the horsemen have no problem with racecourses generating income from the sale of media rights, but it does have concerns about the way in which the BHA has traditionally calculated minimum prizemoney levels, these being based only on levy contributions and owners’ entry fees. With media rights now such a substantial source of income for the racecourses, we must also take this into account. Once the Horsemen’s Group Tariff is published we will urge all our members to adhere to it – that is, not run their horses in races that have a prize fund lower than the tariff indicates. Clearly, not everyone will adhere to the tariff, but we are confident that a sufficient number of owners and trainers will see this as the means – maybe the only immediate means – to ensure prize-money at some racecourses does not drop through the floor next year. Once this is understood, it will be up to owners and trainers to exercise a sense of the greater good by supporting the concept. At the same time, it is important for the horsemen to acknowledge those racecourses which are prepared to pump a reasonable proportion of their new income into prize-money and to vote with their feet. Looking after those who look after us must be a key part of our strategy for the future.
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KIRSTEN RAUSING Chairman Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association
Concerns over funding of Champions’ Series Proposals should be put on hold until the future of racing is more certain
t this time of year it is customary to celebrate the achievements of the racing and breeding industry over the past 12 months and to make predictions for the year ahead. Unfortunately, 2010 has not been a vintage year by industry standards and the challenges that we faced are far from behind us as we look towards 2011. The process of moving on the final pre-recession foal crop through the 2010 yearling sales season was always going to be painful for breeders and consignors. Depressing declines in prize-money added to the industry’s woes and, whilst we will not see British and Irish combined foal production at the 2008 level again, ultimately a return to a healthy position will depend on racing’s ability to secure agreement for a sustainable and meaningful prize-money mechanism, and to maintain an attractive sport which appeals to investors and racegoers. Forgive me if I don’t devote this column to the levy, but I am confident that through my opposite number at the ROA members will gauge the strength of feeling we share over this. From a breeders’ perspective I will, however, note that if racing fails to secure an adequate return from the determination, the breeding industry will ultimately find itself in a backwater, in international terms. I fear that without a strong racing base, the attraction of British-trained horses to overseas buyers, on which our industry has become so reliant, will diminish and with it the prospects of reinvestment by the home market. What lessons can we hope to take forward? My predecessor Philip Freedman recently observed that 2010 was the most unprofitable year for breeders for more than a decade, with the recession following on the back of the highest level of stallion fees only two years earlier. This year’s sales have taught us that whilst proven sires are a safer option for now, the attraction of first-season sires remains. The market is picky and mare owners must be selective. Fortunately, the 2011 British-based stallion roster will provide us with an excellent choice of new and
proven sires, giving encouragement that breeders can keep their broodmares in Britain, reducing production costs, as well as continuing to attract overseas mares. British racing and breeding is supported by some of the finest professional expertise and our racecourses continue to be the envy of the world. We must not lose sight of this and ensure we promote British racing, both to retain strong national interest in the sport and to maintain its worldwide reputation. Whilst short-term gimmicks might encourage the general public to flock to our racecourses, it is vital that we, the industry, ensure we are doing the best we can for the long-term health of our sport. That is why it is all the more worrying that a man of Jim McGrath’s intellect, with his passion and knowledge of what makes our sport so attractive, has resigned from the Chairmanship of the BHA Racing Committee. This was in response to the Racing For Change British Champions’ Series proposals, which he believes will make British racing worse and weaker but are being pursued at the highest levels. For the record, some months ago through this column, I stated my personal concerns at the BCS proposals, which I have reiterated on a regular basis. However, in response, we hear that we “do not have the option of doing nothing”. That is surely not justified. The proposals have implications for the British race programme, our position within the European Pattern Committee and racing programmes throughout the world, and lead to critical funding demands on top of an over-stretched budget. This poses the question: “What future funding arrangements have been made for BCS beyond the first year, which has been underwritten by REL, should RFC fail to attract a sponsor?” Now is the time for racing to listen to these real concerns. Dare I venture to suggest that, in the economic climate, would it not be wise to undergo a reality check, and give serious consideration to delaying these proposals until racing can be more confident about its future?
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THE MAN YOU CAN’T IGNORE COMMENT
Tony Morris Zenyatta must surely be voted America’s Horse of the Year this time, and her agonising defeat in the Breeders’ Cup Classic was no anti-climax – in fact it made it the race of 2010
HERE has long been a school of thought, particularly prevalent in America, that insists that only winning counts. Its adherents are not much into the concept of the gallant loser, something we Brits embrace whole-heartedly, probably because our sporting stars so regularly fail to achieve the highest honours. But our transatlantic cousins are surely going to adopt the British philosophy when it comes to determining the identity of America’s 2010 Horse of the Year. It seems inconceivable voters will again overlook Zenyatta, whom they wrongly failed to honour when she became the first female winner of the Breeders’ Cup Classic last year and who this time around filled the gallant loser role in the same race, thwarted in a furious finish by Blame. Let nobody under-value Blame, who has now retired to Claiborne with an admirable record of nine wins and four minor placings from 13 starts; he had notched Grade 1 wins in the Stephen Foster Handicap and Whitney Handicap this season prior to his triumphant finale at Churchill Downs. But could anyone seriously suggest 2010 is going to be remembered for a colt who needed a 5lb pull in the weights to defeat Quality Road at Saratoga and who was trounced by Haynesfield in the Jockey Club Gold Cup? Yes, he can be considered – narrowly – the best older male, but the Horse of the Year title should go to one who has been a dominant presence throughout the campaign. Blame was never that. Who else could conceivably be put up as a worthy winner? Well, there was certainly a dominant two-year-old colt in Uncle Mo, who suggested he might have superstar quality when he won his maiden by 14 lengths at Saratoga, gained more admirers when he trotted up in the Champagne Stakes at Belmont, and confirmed his class beyond doubt with a runaway win in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. But there is no way a two-yearold, an adolescent who has yet to be properly
tested and may turn out to be ordinary as a grown-up, can be judged superior to senior runners who have been through the mill. Arazi was not much cop at three, remember.
Goldi great, but can’t get gong What about Goldikova? She didn’t do much wrong in 2010 and by winning a third Breeders’ Cup Mile achieved a feat unique in the 27-year history of America’s championship-deciding bonanza event. But while her performance at Churchill Downs was exceptional, it was her only race of the year Stateside and was on grass; both factors dictate she can’t be named Horse of the Year. There really is only one worthy recipient of the award – the mare who has created
“Did Mike Smith give Zenyatta too much to do, or did Zenyatta give herself too much to do?” headlines throughout the last three seasons, has broadened the appeal of the sport by running up a sequence of 19 victories, and has done so by transcending the norm as a real character with a distinctive running style. That always generates excitement. The build-up to this year’s Breeders’ Cup was all about Zenyatta and her bid to extend her unbeaten record to 20 in the race that routinely brings together the best in the land. The great mare’s participation made the event and the fact she was unable to achieve what countless thousands hoped she would was – for me at least – no kind of anti-climax.
It was Zenyatta’s charge from way back and near-accomplishment of a seemingly impossible task that made the Breeders’ Cup Classic the race of the year. It would have been a mundane renewal without her. Many felt she ought to have won, including jockey Mike Smith, who was quick to assume responsibility, though not as quick as the ranters on the At The Races coverage, who roundly condemned him for his ride. Smith is not the world’s greatest jockey but he is an honourable sportsman and full marks to him for being so ready to accept criticism of himself, rather than have his beloved mount criticised. Did Smith give Zenyatta too much to do, or did Zenyatta give herself too much to do? Everyone who followed her became familiar with her style, how she allowed her rivals to get away from her early and how she got into gear at the business end of her races, mowing the opposition down in the straight and winning as she liked, never by a wide margin. The timing, for whatever reason, was just slightly off at the 20th time of asking. There won’t be a 21st race, as Zenyatta has now been retired.
Another Silky Sullivan I have been surprised that nobody, so far as I know, has compared Zenyatta’s style to that of an inferior, but nonetheless great public favourite, of half a century ago. To me she is another Silky Sullivan, the California-trained colt who habitually allowed himself to become detached but sometimes – only sometimes – performed apparent miracles, eating up the ground and gobbling up the opposition in the closing stages. Silky Sullivan, a burly chesnut with an enormous girth, became the darling of West Coast fans as a two-year-old in 1958, when he defied convention by running his races ‘upside down’. He would fall out of the gate, amble through the first few furlongs while his opponents shot off into the distance, then suddenly acquire jet propulsion. In the THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER
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Golden Gate Futurity, over a mile, he came from 27 lengths off the pace to win handily. It was a sensational performance that had commentators describing him, in the vernacular of the day, as ‘something else’. Early in his three-year-old season he lined up against Old Pueblo, recent winner of the San Vicente Handicap, in the California Breeders’ Champion Stakes over an extended mile at Santa Anita, trailed that rival by 40 lengths after four furlongs, but ended up a neck behind, having run the last quarter-mile in under 22 seconds – on a heavy track! His next run was in an allowance race over six and a half furlongs; he came from over 40 lengths behind to win.
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JULIAN MUSCAT COMMENT
“Never forget the horse,” said Pat Eddery 20 years ago. Shame his words have not been heeded by journalists...and it’s getting worse in Blighty
Time to focus on the real stars
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ome moments live long in the memory. Our vaults overflow with images of global resonance, but just occasionally a moment is poignant for its place in time. Pat Eddery once toasted an award for his riding prowess by declaring: “Never forget the horse.” His words still linger today. They came at a time when yours truly was making the difficult transition from racing nut to racing journalist. It was a seminal experience. Despite their protestations to the contrary, it was staggering to discover how racing’s professionals demanded recognition for the deeds of their horses. And how, in consequence, those who wrote about racing were only too happy to oblige. It seemed an incongruous alliance. Back then, the onus on reporters was changing. The new tack was to bring the game to life by projecting racing professionals, yet here was one of the finest jockeys of all time intent on celebrating the horse. It was they who swept him to glory, Eddery said, not the other way round. He had it absolutely right. That was 20 years ago, since when Eddery’s sentiments have been totally usurped. Today, the constant aggrandisement of racing professionals leaves the horse a distant second. Now that’s fine on a wet Tuesday at Folkestone. On a major occasion, however, it is fraught with danger. The fallacy was laid bare by Zenyatta’s shocking defeat in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, when the mare’s romp towards perfection was arrested by a jockey who failed her. In the process, it reiterated what is recognised by racing enthusiasts around the world. Proven horses don’t blow big races; jockeys do. Racing provokes impassioned debate among the faithful, but as poor Mike Smith admitted, there was no beef here. Argument instead polarised around whether Smith should have been hanged or spared. John McCririck and Matt Chapman reached for the rope on At The Races, enfranchising a British audience to do likewise. The poppy was cut down with a pair of blunt shears. Such bile rises when man is put before horse. Nooses must be tightened, lambs slaughtered on the altar of human frailty. Yet for those putting horse before man, the afterglow was quite different. They were entranced by a mare whose
Zenyatta was let down by Mike Smith; he admitted he should have won the Classic
dislike of kickback took her so palpably out of her ground. They reflected wistfully at her blocked passage when she turned for home. They could only marvel at her stupendous efforts to avoid being defrocked by a jockey who lost the plot. Yet despite all this, she almost made it. Zenyatta retires with her dignity not so much intact as greatly enhanced. Smith was too in awe of her to help her. He nursed her along, hoping she would lead the charge herself. Then he was blinded by panic. Pillory him if you will, but the Classic underlined that compelling storylines are best delivered by equine messengers. Zenyatta was willing where Smith was found wanting. Those who promote professionals ahead of horses light fires in the basement of racing’s house.
Not a numbers game, or is it? On a similar theme, one has to wonder how the ongoing compression of racing into a betting medium has affected its popularity with the public. It’s a salient thought at a time when
racing and bookmakers have never been more divided over the sport’s financial worth. There is, of course, a requirement to promote betting, yet the greater that emphasis, the less people will see it as sport. Rival sports increasingly account for a bigger share of annual turnover but they remain steadfastly loyal to their roots. To this eye, racing weakens its roots by its preoccupation with betting. It becomes little more than a medium for gamblers with no feel for it and who quickly transfer their allegiance on the back of a losing run. As a specialist channel, At The Races is beholden to explore the betting angle. Yet this approach can jar when it performs on the bigger stage. A feature of its Breeders’ Cup coverage was the way guest pundits from TVG, At The Races’ equivalent in America, recoiled at the way our boys belittled horses of substantial achievement when previewing each race. It was unedifying in the extreme. We used to accuse Americans of treating horses like numbers in a lottery. Is the boot now on the other foot?
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THE GREAT OWNER/BREEDERS By JEREMY EARLY
JAKIE ASTOR Charismatic and versatile leading player of the racing industry brother William. The latter kept Cliveden, breeding Classic winners Ambiguity and Craighouse, while Jakie was given Warren Stud in Newmarket; he also boarded mares at his own Hatley Stud in Bedfordshire. Astor’s reputation as a breeder rests principally on the Classic victories of Provoke (1965 St Leger by ten lengths), Sharp Edge (1974 Irish 2,000 Guineas) and Cut Above (1981 St Leger, with Shergar only fourth), but they were just the tip of the iceberg. He was soon on the mark with Indian Twilight, winner of the 1956 Yorkshire Oaks
triumphs came from an exchange with his friend Dick Hollingsworth”
Not even Shergar could live with Jakie Astor’s Cut Above in the 1981 St Leger
ore than any of the owner/breeders in this series, Sir John Jacob ‘Jakie’ Astor was genuinely a man of many parts who played them all to perfection. Handsome, charming and witty, in racing he was a member of the Tote Board and the Levy Board, President of the TBA, twice a steward of the Jockey Club and an occasional trainer as well as full-time breeder. Elsewhere he was a Deputy Lieutenant, a JP and Conservative MP from 1951-1959 – even though the politician he most admired was Aneurin Bevan. He was also a member THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER
of the Légion d’honneur and was awarded the Croix de Guerre for his work as a commander in Phantom, a secret unit attached to the SAS in France in World War II. Later in life he became Chairman of the Agricultural Research Council and National Economic Development Council, activities which earned him a knighthood. Jakie was a son of the second Lord Astor, whose breeding success at Cliveden Stud was legendary, including as it did victories in 11 Classics. In 1950 he divided his 25-strong broodmare band between Jakie and his older
and a daughter of Indian Night tracing to the great Astor foundation mare Popinjay. Indian Night also foaled Trelawny, sold before developing into a top-class stayer and hurdler, and Tantalizer, dam of Provoke. Astor bought a good number of fillies and mares to try to broaden the base of his stud. One of the first was Warning for 7,200gns in 1951. She was dam of Royal Lodge Stakes winner and Derby fourth Escort, as well as grandam of another Royal Lodge winner and Derby fourth in Remand, but she is best known as dam of the Astor-bred triple Champion Hurdle winner Persian War. Sugar Bun, out of dual Classic winner Galatea II, was bought carrying good middledistance colt Darling Boy. Another purchase, and one that paid off remarkably on the track, came a year after Indian Twilight’s triumph when Astor bought Rosalba as a yearling. She went on to be joint-champion
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juvenile filly, finish second in the 1,000 Guineas and land the Coronation Stakes and Queen Elizabeth II Stakes. Other significant Astor winners in the 1950s and 1960s included Nicaria (1958 Fred Darling Stakes) and her daughter The Nun (1967 Lancashire Oaks), Prince Midge (1961 Lockinge Stakes); Never Say (1961 Park Hill Stakes), Attitude (1964 Princess Margaret Stakes) and La Mome (1968 Princess Elizabeth Stakes).
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Astor’s greatest triumphs, though, came from an exchange with his friend Dick Hollingsworth aimed at enabling both to gain access to an exceptional family. Astor got Cutter from the Felucca family and Hollingsworth obtained Indian Twilight. The results were exceptional for Astor, but of little account for Hollingsworth. Mated to
Saint Crespin III, Cutter foaled Cutle, who proceeded to produce Sharp Edge in 1970 – he also won the Prix Jean Prat – and Cut Above in 1978. By the time of Cut Above’s arrival Astor had already sold most of his bloodstock in a major dispersal at Tattersalls at the end of 1975, reportedly due to crippling taxation. Fifteen mares, nine fillies, 11 yearlings and ten foals were catalogued. Astor also closed Hatley Stud, turned Warren Stud into a boarding establishment and sold West Ilsley Stables, where Dick Hern trained many of Astor’s big winners, to Lord Weinstock. Weinstock’s Ballymacoll Stud Farm used Warren Stud and Troy was foaled there in 1976. Eventually, in 1989, Warren Stud was sold to Sheikh Mohammed. In a sad postscript to the family’s superb breeding tradition, Astor had only four mares then. Two of them were descended from Cutle but the star was The Dancer, from the immediate family of Blushing Groom and one of the final Classic connections for Astor, who died in 2000. She ran third in the Oaks a year before Cut Above’s St Leger victory, having won the May Hill Stakes at two. The Dancer bred Astor the Listed winner Pilot Bird and Mack The Knife, second in the Royal Lodge Stakes and Racing Post Trophy in 1991.
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Passion for trading led to global success At his maximum Jakie Astor had 36 mares. Given his propensity for buying and selling, it is hardly surprising that the lines have been represented in top company internationally. During his life, Sugar Bun became grandam of champion American juvenile Protagonist, third dam of top-notch miler Brook and fourth dam of Earl Of Barking (Hollywood Turf Handicap). Tantalizer was third dam of Shady Heights (Juddmonte International) and La Mome was grandam of Mon Tresor (Middle Park Stakes). More recently, Rosalba has featured in the pedigrees of two major winners as fifth dam. They were Brazilian-bred Double Trouble, successful in the Santa Margarita Invitational in 2008, and top Australian horse Scenic Shot. He won the Doomben Cup and the LKS Mackinnon Stakes in 2009. This year, Musir, with The Dancer as fourth dam, won the UAE 2,000 Guineas and Derby to supplement a Group 1 victory in 2009 in the Golden Horseshoe Stakes in South Africa. Before that, the mare had featured as third dam of The Deputy (Santa Anita Derby) and of 2004 Japanese Derby winner King Kamehameha, now a very promising sire.
The three-time Champion Hurdle winner Persian War was out of Astor’s mare Warning
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VIRTUAL (left) finishes strongly to collar multiple Gr.1 winners Twice Over and Paco Boy in the Gr.1 Juddmonte Lockinge Stakes, confirming his status as one of the leading milers of his generation.
ViRtual BOOK His first book of mares (foals of 2011) included half sisters to Group winners Crimplene (Gr.1), Tout Seul (Gr.1), Spinola (Gr.2), Red Camellia (Gr.3 and Gr.1 placed), Dutch Gold (Gr.3) and Shot To Fame (Gr.3).
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VIEW FROM IRELAND By LEO POWELL, MANAGING EDITOR OF THE IRISH FIELD
Paddy Mullins 1919-2010 T
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Park to land the Gold Cup. She was the best of a number of top-class racemares who passed through Paddy’s hands. He enjoyed particular pleasure from training Grabel, a mare bred by his wife Maureen and raced by her in partnership. She went to America in 1990 and won the world’s richest jump race at the time. Once asked about the huge degree of success he had with fillies, Paddy dryly replied that “nobody sends me anything else to train.” This was, of course, far from the case and Paddy won most of the important races on the jump calendar in Ireland. These included four Irish Grand Nationals. He also tasted Cheltenham Festival glory with such as Herring Gull, Counsel Cottage, Hazy Dawn and Mack’s Friendly. Three Galway Plate winners were bettered by four Galway Hurdle victories. Born into a family steeped in hunting and farming, Paddy enjoyed a charmed childhood and from the age of five he lived in Doninga in County Kilkenny. Married to Maureen in 1954, the couple were inseparable and worked very much as a team. They had five children and the family can boast of the fact that Paddy provided each of them, Maureen included, with at least one winning ride on the racecourse. All five children have themselves made their mark in the world of racing. Willie, Tony and Tom are all hugely successful trainers, George runs a transport company and Sandra also has enjoyed success as a rider and trainer. And the legacy passes on to the next generation too, with Patrick a champion amateur and Danny and Emmet enjoying successful careers in the saddle.
Trainer Ferdy Murphy spent seven years with Paddy Mullins and said of that time: “Paddy trained by instinct. He was always trying to learn more and he instilled that in everyone else.” A great personal friend, Sir Peter O’Sullevan, summed him up by saying: “He was an absolutely brilliant man with horses; he had a great synergy with them. He had a lovely personality to match his talent, which was a lovely double. Of course, he was supported by a marvellous wife. Maureen was an enormous part of his success and a major factor in his wonderful life.”
Paddy Mullins: legendary trainer of the incomparable Dawn Run, and patriarch of a hugely successful racing dynasty
he death of Paddy Mullins on October 28 brought an important chapter in the history of Irish racing to a close. At the great age of 91 years, the former trainer who was often described as “the quiet man of Irish racing” had enjoyed major success at the highest level – and he did so in both codes. While widely regarded as one of our foremost National Hunt trainers, Paddy’s exploits on the Flat included what, for him, was considered his finest achievement. This fact emerged when I interviewed Paddy on stage following his receipt of the Hall of Fame Award from his peers in the Irish Racehorse Trainers’ Association. While most in the audience that day would have assumed that Dawn Run’s historic Cheltenham victories were the summit of his success, the master of Doninga took us aback a little when he said that Hurry Harriet’s defeat of Allez France and others in the Champion Stakes at Newmarket was the best day of his career. Pressed to elaborate on why that was so, this man of few public words simply replied: “You’d have had to have been there.” That Group 1 win was not the only one either. Three decades later and less than two years before he retired in February 2005, he was greeted by an exuberant Frankie Dettori after the Italian had steered Vintage Tipple to victory in the Darley Irish Oaks. What a contrast in styles between the rider and the trainer. Speaking on hearing of his death, Dettori said: “He had a great aura about him and he didn’t give me any instructions. He said I’d been riding horses all my life and left it to me. He got an amazing reception after the race as he was a legend and was loved by the Irish racing public.” Other good races on the Flat annexed by the yard included the Ballymoss Stakes (now the Tattersalls Gold Cup), Pretty Polly Stakes, Railway Stakes, the Whitehall Stakes, the Royal Whip, the Irish Cambridgeshire on a couple of occasions, the Irish Cesarewitch, the Rockingham Stakes, the Leopardstown November Handicap and the Irish Lincolnshire. The story of Dawn Run is one that dominated the news and racing pages of the eighties, during a racing career that yielded the Champion Hurdle in the three main jumping countries; Ireland, England and France. Then the mare sealed a place in history when, in 1986, two years after she won the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham, she triumphed in an epic battle up the hill again at Prestbury
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Just as trainer Jessica Harrington enjoyed her first Group 1 success on the Flat this year, Michael Halford, who numbers the Aga Khan among his owners, did so when Casamento beat the Ballydoyle duo Seville and Master Of Hounds in the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster. The son of Shamardal carried the maroon and white colours of Sheikh Mohammed to this famous victory and has now left to join Godolphin. One group following his career with special interest is the Cantillon and Canning clan. Dermot Cantillon is well known in the business as owner of Tinnakill House Stud and manager of the Smurfit’s Forenaghts Stud. He is one of the quartet that bred Casamento. He is joined by his eldest son Jack, an award winning writer who took a Wills prize. The other breeders are brother and sister Courtney and Kate Canning, the children of Dermot’s sister Geraldine, and Jack’s cousins. The dam of Casamento is the Always Fair mare Wedding Gift, herself a stakes winner. Her Motivator yearling filly is retained to
Watch out for these Shamardal sons
Casamento wins the Racing Post Trophy in Sheikh Mohammed’s much-loved silks
race and Wedding Gift is back in foal to Casamento’s sire Shamardal. This is not the only son of Shamardal to watch for in 2011. Readers should note a colt called Dubai Prince. He won the JRA Killavullen Stakes at Leopardstown and
he too has joined Godolphin. Bred in Northern Ireland by Eithne Hamilton, it is no secret the high regard that former trainer Dermot Weld holds him in. He commented: “He’s just a very good horse and a joy to train. I’ve little doubt that he will be a Derby horse.”
Medbury’s Melbourne Cup find established bloodstock agencies in Ireland. In September last year, Medbury branched out on his own and Americain was his first major transaction. What an advertisement! Americain was on the verge of being acquired to stand in Ireland as a National Hunt sire, before a call to the VRC handicapper gave hope he would make the cut for the Cup. Expect to hear more of Medbury in the years ahead as he has also played a leading role in managing the racing career of Americain since the purchase.
The Irish connection with the recent Emirates Melbourne Cup winner Americain may not have been that well highlighted. The American-bred winner, a son of Dynaformer, is trained in France by Alain de Royer Dupre, is owned by Melbourne men Gerry Ryan and Kevin Bamford, was ridden by Hong Kongbased Gerald Mosse, and was sourced by agents Robert Roulston and David Medbury. Medbury is Australian by birth but for many years worked with Kerr & Co, one of the longest
HRI go back to schools Horse Racing Ireland has been working diligently in recent months to target young racegoers, in the hope that they will in turn influence their parents and get more people racing. This involves targeting a local school, bringing the children (up to 240 of them in some cases) to their local racetrack on a non-raceday, when they can meet a trainer, jockey and other personnel. A horse simulator is also brought to the track and the children can see a jockey up close in action. All the children are then invited back to a race meeting held within days of this outing, along with their parents, and then they can experience the thrills and spills of a day at the races.
Americain takes the 150th Melbourne Cup – and there was an Irish element to it
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:: UNFUWAIN - IRISH VALLEY Sire of two multiple Group 1 winning Champions and of the Group 1 winning 2yo Awzaan. Fee: 5,000 (1st January SLF)
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:: DANZIG - ELLE SEULE Proven Group 1 sire responsible for another smart Group winning 2yo, Soraaya in 2010. Fee: 6,000 (1st January SLF)
:: DANZIG - SAYEDAT ALHADH Group 2 winning sprinter by Danzig from an exceptionally speedy female line. First crop yearlings in 2011 Fee: 4,000 (1st January SLF)
:: RED RANSOM - CRAFTY EXAMPLE A multiple Group 1 sire including the triple Group 1 and Cartier Award winner Snow Fairy in 2010. Fee: 5,500 (1st January SLF)
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By JAMES CRISPE, INTERNATIONAL RACING BUREAU
Jean-Bernard Eyquem ‘wins’ the Poule d’Essai des Pouliches on Liliside, but Special Duty (nearside) was awarded the Classic
More to this maiden than meets the eye Fuel Life’s win at Bordeaux Le Bouscat was Rouget’s 5,000th and a new mark for Eyquem
he Prix de Cauderan, a humble twoyear-old maiden run at Bordeaux Le Bouscat on October 31, turned out to be a race of much broader significance than anyone could have imagined beforehand. For starters the winner, Fuel Life, a Red Ransom half-brother to dual Group 3 winner Celimene, looks capable of making his mark in much grander surroundings next season. His rider, Jean-Bernard Eyquem, admits that the first-time-out victory was a surprise, given that Fuel Life’s stablemate, Elitisme, was better fancied. “We were last entering the straight, then he changed his legs and came back very fast, even though I used only hands and heels,” an admiring Eyquem said. Whatever he does in the future, Fuel Life will always have a place on the honour roll of his trainer, Jean-Claude Rouget. For this was the 5,000th success of Rouget’s 32-year training career, which began with jumpers and largely consisted of farming the generous opportunities afforded away from the spotlight at France’s far-flung provincial racecourses, before culminating in last year’s three Classic triumphs and a first trainers’ title. This landmark was widely acknowledged in the French media and rightly so. Eyquem’s achievement in notching his 64th win of the season (he soon made it 66 with two further THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER
successes on the card), thus creating a new personal best less than a month before his 35th birthday, was ignored. It has been a topsy-turvy year for Eyquem, who has long been one of the most talented, best liked members of the French weighing room without achieving any great publicity. In May he seemed to have landed just the third Group 1 victory of his career when Liliside passed the post in front in the Poule d’Essai des Pouliches. But the stewards took a dim view of his conduct during a very rough race and his mount was disqualified. Given another chance when Liliside contested the Group 2 Prix de Sandringham three weeks later, Eyquem compounded his predicament by again getting boxed in to finish an unlucky fifth. Consequently, his tenyear association with Liliside’s trainer, Francois Rohaut, came to an abrupt end. But Eyquem dusted himself down, got on the phone to his old boss Rouget, and has ended up enjoying the most prolific period of his riding life. As second jockey to Ioritz Mendizabal, he has recorded a strike-rate that comfortably eclipses all the top pilots, winning on more than one in five of his mounts. He is quick to deflect praise for his achievement onto Rouget, commending the trainer’s willingness to give his wayward
former apprentice a second chance. Eyquem’s initial employment with Rouget was terminated after he regularly failed to make it to the yard on time in the mornings. “I was young and time-keeping was a big fault,” Eyquem admitted. “I sometimes went straight to work from the discotheque!” Eyquem is best known on the British side of the Channel for his infrequent but highly successful partnership with the sage of Newmarket’s trainers, Sir Mark Prescott, who uses him aboard virtually all his runners in France. And the master of Heath House provides a glowing testimonial. “Jean-Bernard is an extremely pleasant and kind man who has bags of talent,” Prescott said. “I just give him outline riding instructions and I can’t remember a single race where he has not done what I asked. He’s not afraid to go on in front and if you want him to make a good pace he will. As far as I am concerned he is 100% professional.” Next season Eyquem is set to educate all of Rouget’s many two-year-olds in their early races as Mendizabal concentrates on the Paris tracks. When I suggested this may allow Eyquem to make a shock bid for the French jockeys’ championship, he stressed “that will not be my first preoccupation”, while conceding a title tilt is not out of the question.
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When the name Hans Adielsson appears on British racecards for the first time in the coming weeks, do not be fooled into thinking the horse in question is trained by a greenhorn. In fact, Adielsson, who has installed himself in a 29-box yard in Kingston Lisle, near Lambourn, has a proven track record that only the likes of Sir Michael Stoute and Henry Cecil can surpass. Admittedly, he has been operating in the less competitive environs of Scandinavia. But a CV which lists 16 Classic wins and nine trainers’ championships during a 17-year training career is not to be sniffed at. Not content with having conquered the Flat racing world, in 1989 Adielsson switched his attention to the equine sport that dominates the headlines in his homeland of Sweden – trotting. Different code, same result. Big-race triumphs continued to flow until late last year when, with over 1,500 trotting wins to his name, Adielsson chose to retire at the age of 66. But, in his own words, “the pensioner’s life was not for me”. Not surprising given he is described by Bo Gilborg, one of Sweden’s leading racing administrators, as “a workaholic with the capacity of three or four normal people”. So, encouraged by Erik Penser, the Group
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Swedish legend Hans Adielsson is to fulfil a lifelong ambition by training in Britain
1-winning owner/breeder and friend of 50 years standing, he has decided to fulfil a lifelong ambition and train in Britain. “I have always had a longing for the thoroughbred game and followed the international scene, especially in England,” said Adielsson. “Erik first asked me to come over and train for him some ten years ago but at the time my trotting stable was going so well and my son was just beginning to make an impact, so I had to turn him down.” A dozen yearlings have been acquired from the Newmarket sales to go with a couple of
older horses from Doncaster and a number of Penser homebreds, meaning his yard is full. Most will run in Penser’s well-known orange, black and white silks, while a few will be sold on to other, largely Swedish, owners. Given Adielsson’s high profile among the Swedish trotting community, not to mention the fact that his aforementioned son Erik is now one of the nation’s top trotting drivers, the media interest from back home has been intense. Weeks before his licence had been granted, the TV cameras were already poking around the new Adielsson stable.
Pisa could join Pattern circuit
Caruso careering away The incredible run of success being enjoyed by veteran Italian handler Vittorio Caruso was highlighted in this column in June and has continued unabated. Given that his Milan yard houses only around 50 horses, it is amazing the 68-year-old has won almost a third of Italy’s Pattern races. In terms of prize-money he trails only the powerhouses of Stefano Botti, Riccardo Menichetti and Bruno Grizzetti in the trainers’ championship. Indeed, although Menichetti has saddled nine times as many runners, David trails Goliath by little more than €100,000 earnings-wise. All ten of his Group successes, including Blu Constellation’s six-length romp in the Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte, have come with owner Diego Romeo, who races Vittorio Caruso with Blu Constellation
under the name of Scuderia Incolinx. Even better could follow in 2011, when Caruso’s best chance of repeating the Italian Derby success he enjoyed with Worthadd could be with Duel, an exciting son of Shamardal.
While most Italian courses are struggling in these difficult financial times – the Capannelle in Rome is €8 million in debt and recently put the bulk of its workforce on shortened hours – Pisa is bucking the trend. Already a thriving training centre, on November 1 it opened a new turf course that means that it can stage nine-furlong races around only one bend. Neil Callan was invited to take part on the inaugural card and, having made the frame on two of his three mounts, pronounced himself impressed by the new facility. Currently home to six Listed races (all in the winter months), Pisa enjoys a more temperate climate than Milan and there must be every possibility that it will be invited to play host to Pattern racing before too much longer. THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER
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His other winners also flowed freely and, on 11th November, he joined the select few of European stallions to have sired 100 or more individual winners this year from their Northern Hemisphere crops, the others at the time being PIVOTAL (naturally), Invincible Spirit, Danehill Dancer, Oasis Dream, Dansili and Galileo.
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GOING GLOBAL By MICHELE MACDONALD
US-breds are still a force in Europe Performances in British and Irish juvenile Group races helps boost interest at Keeneland
or the past several years there has been increasingly strident commentary from a number of European buyers that American-breds are no longer very desirable for racing on their side of the Atlantic. Yet, racing results from the highest quality races during the 2010 Flat season in Britain and Ireland demonstrates an altogether different scenario. Figures from all the Group races in these countries for juveniles make it clear American-breds far outperformed their representation. A total of 36 Group races for two-year-olds in the UK drew 330 runners and 14 such stakes fielded 110 runners in Ireland. Of those starters, 29 American-breds competed in 21 of the British races (the rest of the juvenile Group races included no American-breds), while 13 American-breds raced in nine of the Irish stakes. Although they were typically far outnumbered in the juvenile Group-race fields, such as the two runners that carried the red, white and blue flag among the 14 that went to post in the Group 2 Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot, the American-breds captured 15 placings (first, second or third) overall in Britain and eight placings in Ireland. In the Coventry, both the winner, Strong Suit, and the third-placed finisher, Roayh, were bred in America. In percentage terms, 23.8% of the available placings in the British juvenile Group races that attracted American-bred runners were captured by those horses and 29.6% of the placings in the Irish juvenile Group races were seized by American-breds. Since American-breds made up only 16.1% of the runners in these UK juvenile Group races and 18.3% of the starters in these Irish Group
Strong Suit (right), a son of Rahy, wins the Group 2 Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot
races, the results would have to be respected by any owner or agent. The numbers in the very best races are even more impressive. There were three Group 1 juvenile races in the UK that drew Americanbreds and those horses won two of the three events: Dream Ahead (who is the product of two British-breds, Diktat and Land Of Dreams, and who carries a USA suffix because his dam visited Street Sense the year Dream Ahead was foaled) in the Middle Park Stakes and White Moonstone in the Fillies’ Mile. While American-breds represented 30.4% of the starters, they took home 55.6% of the placings. In Ireland, there were three Group 1 races for juveniles and all three contained
AMERICAN-BRED PERFORMANCES In British and Irish juvenile Group races 2010 UK Ireland
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American-breds, with Pathfork winning the Vincent O’Brien National Stakes, Laughing Lashes finishing second in the Moyglare Stud Stakes and Strong Suit third in the Phoenix Stakes. Of all the starters in these events, American-breds represented 17.9%, yet claimed 33% of the available placings. It is noteworthy that of this year’s five Classic races in Ireland, three drew Americanbred starters and they succeeded in gaining places in all three races, including runner-up Free Judgement and third-placed Viscount Nelson in the 2,000 Guineas, and runner-up Anna Salai (again by a British-based sire) in the 1,000 Guineas. American-breds competed in all five UK Classics, with Arctic Cosmos winning the St Leger and Meeznah finishing second in the Oaks. And for those who say there are no stallions left in America that can sire good horses for European racing, 11 different stallions standing at seven different studs sired the horses that placed in the British and Irish Group races for juveniles. With these results unfolding, some shrewd new European faces, such as Irish-based trainer Jessica Harrington, appeared at the Keeneland September Sale this year. “I know American-breds can win in Europe,” said Harrington, the trainer of Pathfork and Laughing Lashes, after her first visit to Keeneland. “I will be coming back.” >>
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American racing regulators are taking small but perhaps significant steps to further restrict the use of medications in horses that are racing. Long seen as the most liberal jurisdiction in the world since racing with such substances as the painkiller phenylbutazone and the diuretic lasix is allowed, the US does not have one uniform set of rules but rather differing ones in the 38 states that permit wagering on the sport. However, in recent years, organisations have been working to devise more uniform rules, particularly regarding drugs. In late October, the Association of Racing Commissioners International board of directors voted to lower the permitted threshold level for phenylbutazone, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug routinely given to most American horses that are racing. The ability of veterinarians to evaluate the pre-race condition of horses to ensure they are sound for competition will be improved if horses have less of the drug in their systems, officials have said. The change was endorsed by the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, the Jockey Club, the Jockeys’ Guild and the American Association of Equine Practitioners, but opposed by some horsemen’s groups, including the National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association.
More uniform drug policies in America
US authorities have moved to regulate drug use, but not all stakeholders approve
Under the new guidelines, only two micrograms of phenylbutazone per millilitre of plasma or serum will be allowed in post-race drug testing, as opposed to the previous level of five micrograms. Also in October, the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium distributed new withdrawal guidelines and threshold levels for four anabolic steroids, a bronchodilator and a muscle relaxant. Dr Rick Arthur, equine medical director for the California Horse Racing Board and Chairman of the RMTC Scientific Advisory Committee, said that studies of the medications
“were funded by the RMTC over the past few years in an effort to provide horsemen and practising veterinarians with withdrawal guidelines that will enable the therapeutic use of these medications without compromising the integrity of racing competition or the welfare of our human and equine athletes.” Withdrawal guidelines ranged from 82 days for the steroid boldenone to 24 hours for a single dose of glycopyrrolate, a short-acting bronchodilator. Studies involving other commonly used substances are ongoing, Arthur said.
There’s more to Middle East breeding than the UAE Named Qiyadiyah, the daughter of American-bred Dynever out of French stakes winner Kane Ore, by Green Desert, won in the silks of Prince Muteb bin Abdullah. Instrumental in efforts to improve Saudi Arabian racing, Prince Muteb has overseen the king’s Al Janadriyah stud farm near Riyadh. In addition to Dynever, the king
Although there is no doubt that Sheikh Mohammed was the one who proved that internationally successful racehorses can be bred in the harsh landscapes of the Middle East, others have taken up the challenge. A three-year-old bred by Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah and his sons has become the latest winner, at Maisons-Laffitte in October.
Qiyadiyah, in the silks of Prince Muteb bin Abdullah, scores at Maisons-Laffitte
stands Grade 1 winner Premium Tap and several other stallions at the 1,500-acre farm, where about 100 foals are born each year. After the Saudi Arabian Stud Book was established in 1998, the king allocated real estate around the nation’s leading racetrack, which also lies in the Janadriyah area, for breeding farms. Foal production has steadily risen, from 799 in 2006 to 1,075 in 2009. Qiyadiyah began her career in Saudi Arabia, but was this year sent to France to be trained by Criquette Head-Maarek. Prince Muteb also has runners bred in Europe and America with Andre Fabre. His three-year-old It’s So You won at MaisonsLaffitte in October, and he also races Group 3-placed Mashoor and Kreem. There have been other high-class winners bred in the Middle East, but perhaps the most successful of all was Balletto, bred at Sheikh Mohammed’s farm in a remote area near the border with Oman. A Grade 1 winner at two, she was placed in seven other Grade 1s, including the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies and Breeders’ Cup Distaff.
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TALKING TO... DIANA WHATELEY
There’s nothing like A BIG-RACE WIN For Diana Whateley, buying a young horse, then watching it develop and land a major victory is what jump racing is all about. She has experienced that thrill, and has high hopes for more Words Tim Richards • Photos George Selwyn
s your involvement in the sport a joint venture with your husband, Grahame? We’ve been married for 36 years and I think you could say we are a team, like Philip and Sarah Hobbs, who are a terrific team. We go racing together as much as we can; we always try to go if we have a runner regardless of which end of the country it is. We cover for one another; if I can’t go my husband goes and vice versa. Some 25 years ago we were members at Cheltenham and attended regularly. I am a farmer’s daughter from Worcestershire, was brought up in a farming family and have always enjoyed country sports and the outdoor life.
Top-class hurdler Menorah has proved a star for the Whateleys
Did you ride in your youth? As a teenager I had riding lessons and carried on riding after I had the children. But I was put into intensive care by a drunken driver in a car accident and ended up with a plate in my arm and my leg. Having had such an accident I decided if I was going to injure anything I’d prefer to do it myself. So I gave up riding after that.
When did your associations with your trainers start? We were introduced to Aiden Murphy, who acts as our bloodstock agent and is married to trainer Annabel King. They often bring on our young horses before they are sent on to Philip Hobbs; in fact, most of our horses spend the summer with Aiden and Annabel as they are near us at Stratford. Aiden recommended Philip to us and what a tremendous recommendation it has turned out to be. We have found Philip and Sarah to be very straightforward, incredibly supportive and great communicators, and I have thoroughly enjoyed our association with them. They are friendly with Nigel Twiston-Davies, and Philip and Nigel have been skiing with us, and stayed with us in Val d’Isere. Nigel’s record speaks for itself, hence our association with him. Donald McCain is an up-andcoming trainer and we decided to put a horse with him and see how it develops. How many horses do you have in training and is there one in particular you are looking forward to? A dozen or so, depending on the time of the season; we also have some youngsters in the field. There are two I’m looking forward to. Tarablaze, who unfortunately had a fibrillating heart like Denman and underwent treatment. I waited 18
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Diana Whateley receives the prize for the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle from actor and fellow racehorse owner James Nesbitt
months for him to come back into training. He showed promise at Bangor on his return and I am very excited about him. The other is Keki Buku. If there were equine film stars in racing, he’d be one: he’s so good-looking. Philip has always liked him. We’ve always felt he has great potential, but he’s never realised it so far. He has had a breathing operation though and made an impressive return at Market Rasen, so we are very hopeful for the future. I named him after an idyllic bay in Turkey. It is the most beautiful place and Keki Buku is the most handsome horse. You and your husband have invested heavily in racing. What do you consider to be a worthwhile return? My husband and I don’t gamble and take great pleasure in just seeing the horses develop. We’re not in the sport for the money. It’s very exciting to buy a young horse and watch it progress through its career. The experience and thrill of seeing them perform and winning is a great return. What sets racing apart from other leisure pursuits? The people one meets in racing are extremely interesting. I think everyone involved in any race, be it the owner, trainer, jockey or the people placing bets are all pursuing a dream of sorts. Remember Dream Alliance coming back from serious injury to win the Welsh National? What a wonderful story that was for all those involved. Anybody that is associated with you in any way is enormously pleased to share in THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER
your success. People stopped me in the street after Menorah’s win at Cheltenham to say how excited and pleased they were. How much did the hype about Dunguib affect you before Cheltenham? It really got to me. Dunguib was meant to be unbeatable and we were just there to make up the numbers. We knew Menorah had a lot of ability, despite a couple of indifferent races mainly due to the pace not being right for
“People stopped me
in the street to say how excited they were by Menorah’s win” him. But Philip always believed he was a good horse and we felt ultimately if he got a place he’d be doing extremely well. We didn’t think it was do-able to beat Dunguib, but there you are, the dream came true! What did Menorah’s victory mean? Absolutely everything. Sarah Hobbs and I normally watch the races together, usually quite low key. But this time we just exploded. We hugged each other, jumped up and down, shrieked with delight. It was our first Grade 1 winner and absolutely thrilling. On a personal
note, it was doubly so because in the previous December I had broken my leg skiing and suffered a very bad spinal fracture and had been in a wheelchair, virtually grounded, not being able to go racing. I had just been allowed off my crutches and was on a walking stick, so actually standing there being part of it after missing most of the season, I could have danced a jig! Is Menorah Champion Hurdle-bound? Philip believes he is stronger and more mature this time. Obviously, we must see how he progresses from his thrilling win in the Greatwood Hurdle, but ultimately it would be nice to go for the Champion Hurdle. The opposition will be fairly intimidating with the likes of Binocular and Hurricane Fly, although Philip always says, ‘Don’t be afraid of one horse’. And look what happened against the ‘good thing’ Dunguib! Will your exciting six-year-old Captain Chris stay over fences? Yes. He ran very bravely when second on unsuitably soft ground in the Persian War Hurdle at Chepstow in October and we were pleased with his fencing debut when he ran second to Ghizao in the novices’ chase at Cheltenham’s Open meeting. Is it stressful having a fancied runner in a big race? Definitely. I’d rather be low profile before a big race. I am the pessimist; my husband tends to be the optimist. It was very satisfying when Boychuk won the Golden Miller Trophy last
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April. He had been talked up before the race and that definitely puts you under pressure; you don’t want to let people down, so when he stormed home that was really exciting, and a relief. The more involved you become the more you realise how many minute factors come into play and have to be right on the day for your horse to win. There are an awful lot of things that can go wrong. Should the Cheltenham Gold Cup move to a Saturday? Cheltenham is National Hunt’s equivalent of the Olympics. It is an absolute privilege to see the wonderful, athletic horses there. I am a traditionalist and think the Gold Cup should stay on the Friday. Four days is enough and even if they did not extend it to five days I still believe the Gold Cup is best left to the Friday.
FINGERS ON THE BUZZERS... Who would you most like to meet outside racing? The Queen, a remarkable woman Can you describe yourself in four words? Tenacious, active, fun-loving grandmother What excites you? Winning races How do you relax? Gardening, playing bridge and golf
How difficult is it to cope with serious injuries to your horses? It is very distressing, particularly when they show so much potential. You are very upset when anything untoward happens. We always take the best advice and give them as much time as they need and every opportunity to recover. But it is always very upsetting. Why do you prefer jump racing? In my mind there is no comparison. National Hunt is much more exciting and testing; its roots are in the countryside and, as I said, I enjoy all country sports. Flat racing doesn’t interest me in the same way at all. Who is your racing hero and why? JP McManus, who has invested so much in the industry. It doesn’t matter which racecourse he has runners at, be it Newton Abbot or the best meetings. It doesn’t matter how small or large the prize, his horses are there. When Menorah beat JP’s Get Me Out Of Here at Cheltenham he was one of the first to congratulate me and could not have been nicer. I have nothing but admiration for him. Do you have a view on how racing can arrest its financial decline? Not on the complicated issue of the levy and bookmakers. But there are observations I’d make. Many racecourses are in the country and do not have a large population to draw on, though the rural population do support their courses. Having said that, there are few better places for a family day out and the family must be encouraged; it is far cheaper than taking the family to a football match. We live in a celebrity culture and the idea of James
Nesbitt giving away prizes, as he did after Menorah’s Cheltenham Festival win, raises the profile of the sport. Perhaps more involvement of celebrities would make people more aware. Then there is AP McCoy. It’s a travesty he has not won Sports Personality of the Year after all he has achieved. If he does win this year he will raise racing’s profile, yet the fact he hasn’t won so far after 15 jockeys’ championships tells us we are a minority sport.
“The family must be
encouraged; racing is a cheaper day out than the football” If you could change things about racing, what would they be? Print the racecards in a bigger type in the papers, though I do realise there is pressure on space in the sports pages. Also, some of the racecourse cards could be made easier to read. I am for ever struggling to get my glasses out of my handbag! Do racecourses put enough effort into looking after owners? Cheltenham is fantastic, also Aintree, Haydock and Wetherby provide excellent hospitality. But there are some who don’t encourage owners, though I am reluctant to name them. Suffice to say, there is a course near where we live, and one west of London, which could improve.
Who would be your four ideal dinner party guests? Lady Thatcher, Nelson Mandela, Dame Margot Fonteyn and Jonny Wilkinson, a tenacious quartet
FAVOURITES Film Gladiator Holiday Snorkelling in a warm sea or skiing down a mountain TV programme Downton Abbey Drink Champagne or wine Music Any dance music from ballet to pop Diana and Grahame Whateley with Richard Johnson before Menorah’s latest win
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AP McCoy has been champion jockey for 15 years, but when he hangs up his boots who are the pretenders to his throne? There are plenty, actually, including several home-grown riders Words Alan Lee • Photos George Selwyn
t has become a party-piece for AP McCoy, offered in that wryly defiant manner somewhere between jokey and dead serious. Ask him if there are bright young jump jockeys emerging, capable of threatening his 15-year reign as champion, and he will narrow his eyes and respond: “None.” In one sense, he is surely right. Logic suggests there can be none like McCoy, no superhuman specimens capable of dominating the sport for such a period and still producing unimaginable brilliance, on the smallest as well as the biggest stages, at an age when the force has usually faded.
And yet, hard though it is for him to admit and for us to comprehend, the time will come for succession. McCoy may be indestructible but even he is not immune to anno domini. Racing fans must savour every ride, every implausible winner, for at 36, they are all a bonus. McCoy has always maintained that `he will stop riding if he loses the title. This is not the spoiled-child syndrome it may appear, not a case of ‘taking my ball home’. Simply, McCoy is driven, primarily and near demonically, by the need to win the championship every year. It has kept him going this long, to the inestimable benefit of
us all, but it has also created in his mind a foretelling of void once it is gone. And so, maybe next year, maybe not until he passes 40, McCoy will stand down. Richard Johnson has been the luckless pursuer for so very long that it would be a callous begrudger who did not wish him at least one season as champion. Beyond that, a new age will begin. We are familiar with the notion of a weighing-room chock-full of Irish riders arriving in England for the greater career opportunities. Yet now it is possible to make a case for home-grown riders as the next source of a champion.
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Ahead of the pack: Sam Twiston-Davies and Moulin De La Croix see off their rivals at Leicester earlier this year
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Everyone will have their own ideas, such is the way with talent-spotting. But the four young men we have chosen – three English, one Welsh – can harness their palpable ability with the priceless benefit of riding for big stables. It would surprise me greatly if one or more of them is not champion jockey in the mid-term future. Paradoxically, the toughest challenge this winter is faced by the most accomplished of the quartet. Rhys Flint is already a champion, at conditional jockey level, and is now confronting the frustrations of life without a claim. He also requires considerable patience, with not only Johnson but Tom O’Brien still ahead of him among the jockeys at the disposal of Philip Hobbs at his 110-box yard near Minehead. “I’m just waiting for my opportunities,” he says. “I couldn’t ask for a better boss – Mr Hobbs will always help me out if I have good rides for someone else – and I’m getting plenty of support from Keith Goldsworthy and Jim Old.” Flint, whose elder brother Thomas also works for Hobbs, won a sustained duel with Nick Scholfield to take the conditionals’ title last spring but he was making headlines 18 months earlier, riding a double at Cheltenham in December 2008 when still 17. Fair Along, who initiated that double, is also the horse that has defined his career so far, and who has given Flint his most recent big-race success in the Grade 2 John Smith’s Hurdle at Wetherby in October, the duo having taken the same prize in 2009.
Flint’s father, John, whose yard is slowly expanding, trained Fair Along before he was sold to Alan Peterson, one of Hobbs’s owners. “Rhys used to ride him every spare moment,” John Flint recalls. “We’d come home and he would tell us he’d popped him over a fence 20 times, but it was probably closer to 60.” Fate saw Flint follow Fair Along to the north Somerset coast. Talent got him the ride, which he has largely retained for the past two years. Every young jockey needs a stand-out horse to
“I’m somebody who does get down on himself. I can get very depressed”
get him going and Flint’s affection for Fair Along is natural. As a six-footer with broadening shoulders, his background on the rugby fields of Wales comes as no more of a surprise than his potential weight battles. “I played loads of rugby as a boy, from school through the district level,” he says. “You lose touch with it once your life is racing, but I still enjoy watching. “When I fill out a little bit more, weight could become an issue. I ride out every day to make sure I stay fit, and also do a lot of cycling. I never used to worry about what I eat but I am now much stricter with my diet.
“People keep telling me this year is going to be tough and I know I just have to keep my head down, stick at it. I’m somebody who does get down on himself. If I haven’t had a winner for a while, or I’ve lost a race I should have won, I get very depressed. This job does run your life and it’s so full of ups and downs.” The next conditional champion – a title won by McCoy in 1995 – is highly likely to be Sam Twiston-Davies, for whom 2010 has been a dizzying year. He won the Cheltenham Foxhunter on Baby Run, became the second youngest jockey to ride in the Grand National and recently won the Paddy Power Gold Cup on Little Josh. Soon after turning professional, though, he encountered the reverse side of rising publicity when picking up a 12-day ban for riding a finish a circuit early at Perth. He handled that embarrassing gaffe with some dignity, appearing on At The Races with an apology, and has since stormed clear of his rival claimers in the table. The summer and autumn form of his father, Nigel’s, Cotswold stable was largely responsible but to judge him on nepotism alone would be to ignore an assured and balanced practitioner who plainly has a big future. Twiston-Davies Snr is having to handle the advance of his son next to the prior claim of his stable jockey, Paddy Brennan. He explains: “I did think it would be better for Sam if he went somewhere else for a while. We offered him to Donald McCain but he didn’t have room and all the other big stables are well off for jockeys. To ride good horses, he’s better off staying with me.”
Rhys Flint, in action at Sandown (second left), will have more of a scrap for rides without his claim, but he is supremely talented
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Four of the best: profiles of the young pretenders
Sam Twiston-Davies David Bass
Age: 19 Height: 6ft Riding weight: 10st Employer: Philip Hobbs Racing hero: AP McCoy Best horse ridden: Fair Along Other sports played: Rugby, golf
Age: 18 Height: 5ft 9in Riding weight: 9st 5lb Employer: Nigel Twiston-Davies Racing hero: AP McCoy Best horse ridden: Baby Run and Little Josh Other sports played: Showjumping
Age: 23 Height: 5ft 7in Riding weight: 9st 9lb Employer: Paul Nicholls Racing hero: John Francome Best horse ridden: Rebel du Maquis Other sports played: Rugby
Sam, who turned 18 in October, is a quick learner and an engaging teenager, the gaucheness dissipating with each day in the weighing-room. He was still at school when completing a stellar Festival for the TwistonDavies team with his Foxhunter win and he reflects: “I even found that some of the pretty girls were suddenly interested in me, rather than just the ugly ones.” Unlike his father, Sam dislikes alcohol and is a fitness fanatic, running up and down the vertiginous gallop at home or around racecourses each morning. His brother, Willie, is two years younger and, like Sam, a product of the pony racing series that also brought Flint to attention. Willie will be 16 in December and already has his first amateur ride earmarked. Sam, meanwhile, knows he has to stay fit and focused. “Being champion conditional is the big target,” he confirms. It is an ambition, too, for David Bass, who works for Nicky Henderson and came to prominence when winning the Swinton Hurdle on Eradicate in May. Comparisons between Twiston-Davies and Bass are few, though, for he became a jockey despite his background. Bass grew up in Northamptonshire, the son of highly musical parents. “Dad teaches the piano and violin, and mum plays the harp,” he explains. “I used to play the drums, which some people seem to find amusing, but there were never any horses around when I was young. My interest came from going racing with my dad and grandad.” Like many teenagers, Bass reached 16 with no clear idea of a career. “I just thought I might THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER
Age: 22 Height: 5ft 10in Riding weight: 10st Employer: Nicky Henderson Racing hero: AP McCoy Best horse ridden: Eradicate Other sports played: Squash
like to try being a jockey, so I went to the Racing School in Newmarket and loved it,” he recalls. “I’d ridden only ponies, eight or nine years earlier, but in nine weeks they taught me so much.” Two years with Richard Phillips were followed by a similar spell with another, more venerable character of jump racing, the late John Manners. Bass lived with Manners and his wife, Audrey, on their farm near Swindon. He says: “He treated me like a stable jockey, putting me up on all his pointers. It was an
“I found that some of
the pretty girls were interested, rather than just the ugly ones” education. I made a lot of mistakes but he stuck by me. I saw plenty of his eccentric side. Every day something amusing would happen. I’d only just left when he died but I still go and see Audrey.” Bass almost joined Venetia Williams but “had a late change of mind” and went to Henderson’s Lambourn yard instead. “I think it was the right decision and I couldn’t have asked for any more from last season,” he says. “Nicky let me ride good horses in good races. There’s a lot to work on, especially with presenting horses at the jumps, which I’ve always found hard, but I’m
getting there. I’d love to win the conditionals’ title but with Sam around that will be tough.” A different title, the amateur version, is the target for Ryan Mahon. With the support of champion trainer Paul Nicholls and an abundance of style that is being rapidly recognised, he is a stand-out candidate. Mahon was surrounded by horses from birth. His family, based in Stratford-on-Avon, has long been heavily involved in point-topointing and hunting, and both his parents rode. “Dad had to stop when he smashed his ankle up out hunting and was in traction for six months,” Mahon says. “I was always going racing with Dad. From the age of seven, he always took me out of school for the Cheltenham Festival and I never missed a day – that only stopped when I came to Ditcheat, as I have to work that week now!” Before then, his career had been stalled and jeopardised when he received a seven-month ban, late in 2008, for failing to provide an acceptable urine sample. Nicholls reflects: “That was an embarrassing bit of trouble for him but he’s had his feet on the ground since he came here and he has a lot of talent. I’ll be using his claim in some big races this year.” Mahon has impressed several times through the summer and autumn, his composure and timing striking. At 23, he is older than the rest of the quartet but his frame is ideal to guarantee a long career. Many are talking of him as a future star. But the same can be said of Flint, Twiston-Davies and Bass. Eventually, even McCoy may accept their time has come.
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Small roots to BIG BUCK’S Andy Stewart likes the fact that jumps owners are self-made and engaging. He has come a long way himself – certainly far enough to have an educated view on all aspects of racing Words Edward Rosenthal • Photos George Selwyn
he racing industry has been trying to acquire the Tote for some time. Will it succeed? I think the Tote sale will evolve early in 2011, but the chances of racing being able to raise the finance to buy it are close on zero. The government is not just going to give the Tote to racing and say, ‘Off you go, go and run the betting shops and the pool betting business, see you later’. The government says it is a state asset and the Treasury has a responsibility to achieve the highest price for the taxpayer. Also, whoever acquires the Tote has a responsibility to the staff in Wigan and the ongoing management, the infrastructure and the capital expenditure that is needed to update the Tote. How do your ambitions for the Tote align with racing’s? The government is the vendor and it will decide about how racing will be involved in the sale and what it will receive. What was on the table previously was that 50% of the proceeds of the sale of the Tote would go to racing, however that can be done in a number of ways, such as cash, or shares in the business once it becomes monetised and quoted on the London Stock Market. I’m not bidding for the Tote – my firm Cenkos, with others, may float it on the stock market to allow people to raise the money and also to enable the management to have access to further capital resources going forward. The initiative we have, by being able to
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float this on the stock market, is to enable racing to sell some of their shares, or all their shares once allocated, and also allow the public to join with the big institutions in subscribing for shares in the business. We’ve seen this with Betfair with the number of private clients who’ve had the chance to buy shares. It is a good idea to allow one’s clients to own a part of the business, however small.
“The battle for the
Tote may go down to a final few: it is like the X Factor” You recently met with government to discuss the Tote; what happened? We have been one of the numerous people that recently have had an opportunity to update them from our plan that we had three years ago, before Lehman Brothers went bankrupt. The new adviser is Lazards and we’ve explained to them who we are, what we do, and broadly outlined what our plan is. They will then come back to us, documentation will be submitted and at that time the government will decide who they want to go forward with. It’s similar to the X Factor – it may go down to a final few and then everybody goes in there
and tries to win the battle. There are a lot of time-wasters with their name down at present. A lot of people cannot buy it on the basis that they would be looking to make substantial redundancies across the board, and on competition grounds. I think the final decision will be made in the second or third quarter of 2011. This process of privatisation or demerging with IPOs, whether the vendor is the government or a neo-government operation or a major publicly quoted company wishing to dispose of assets, is something we’ve been familiar with; I’ve been in the City 41 years. What would you do, both in the shortterm and further ahead? There would be no fireworks initially. A strategic review of the business would be required. Can the business be expanded? Personally, regarding the betting shop business, I think the answer is no. The business that can be expanded is pool betting. As deregulation has occurred in some countries, so it will occur elsewhere. In countries where betting is either illegal or frowned upon, they will be looking to legitimise it and tax it. In the fullness of time you will see pool betting state-owned in countries like China and India. If UK racing were to become long-term holders of their stake, if so allocated of course, they would benefit from any uplift. How can the pool betting product be grown in Britain? Well, why don’t we have betting terminals in
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Big Buck’s will try to land his third World Hurdle in 2011 before a return to fences
pubs? In my local pub everyone phones up to place a bet. When you go to the races, if there are other major sports events occurring, why aren’t the Tote inter-mingling on site to enable people who don’t have a Betfair or credit account to have a bet? The expansion of technology will aid the Tote going forward. There is no formal relationship between the racetracks and the Tote. That needs to change. The technology needs to be updated; the product needs to be taken internationally and into different venues. I love the little old lady who comes round with a small machine asking if you want to have a bet but it’s nonsense. You’ve got to have a screen in front of the person that accepts cards. It will take a lot of investment, which is why it needs to be owned by someone who can write out another cheque. Can we raise the money? Yes. Can we help with building up the management team? Yes. Can Cenkos give advice to the board? Yes. I’ve been in racing a long time and I’m a city person. It doesn’t mean
I have all the answers but I love racing and understand gambling. Cenkos’s clients would be able to raise the money to enable the Tote to go into new territories.
What can be done to overcome the current deadlock between bookmakers and racing over the levy? The problem is there are far too many groups involved in horseracing. I sympathise with the bookmakers in that there are plenty of other sports people are willing to bet on. When I started in the City it was horseracing and dogs; there was no football, cricket, tennis, spread betting or Asian handicaps. Now, as the exchanges have gone forward, you cannot blame the bookmakers for expanding their businesses. The situation won’t change unless you sit everyone around a table, lock the door and refuse to let them out until they’ve all agreed on something. But that’s not going to happen, because there are so many diverse interests and responsibilities. The bosses of the bookmakers cannot throw away their shareholders’ money just because racing has got itself into a mess.
throw shareholders’ money away because racing is in a mess”
But don’t you agree that racing will lose owners because the price of participation is now too high? Undoubtedly, in the same way that airlines will lose passengers because the new tax has driven the price up and people will stop flying and instead take the caravan to Cornwall. But you’re not suddenly going to get no horseracing. What you are going to do is concentrate more people that want to be involved in the sport into syndicates. I think that’s a great way of doing it.
Should operators using exchanges for business purposes pay tax and levy? Racing never got around to persuading anyone that the people laying off on the exchanges are neo-bookmakers and therefore should be paying tax. Now they’re having the argument because they have a £50 million deficit.
Are the racecourses partly to blame for poor prize-money? If the racecourse is distributing less money back than what their contribution is from the levy to try to make that a profit centre, when they still have entry fees and picture rights, it is disgraceful. But apart from the odd exception that is not what is happening. These
Andy Stewart on... Being thrown out of school at 15: “I used to bunk off and go to Marks Tey point-to-point; I loved watching the horses, mingling with people, having a bet and a few drinks. One day I bumped into the headmaster and his wife in the beer tent. It wasn’t good for my scholastic career.” Career choice: “My mother had a useless stockbroker: everything he said to buy went down. Everything he said to sell went up. But I noticed he had a brand new Daimler. I wondered how an idiot like that could afford such a car. So I went into the City in 1969 with Simon & Coates. I started on the
lowest rung of the ladder, as a clerk, earning £502 a year. And I worked my way up.” French-breds: “They bring horses on so much earlier. I‘ve had a lot of success with them, though the careers don’t last as long: look at Le Roi Miguel, who won two Grade 1s as a five-year-old. Now I think they’re over-hyped and over-priced, not just because sterling has depreciated against the euro, but because the French have become a little greedy. “My experience with store horses is going to Ireland, spending a lot of money and waiting two years to find out they’re useless.
One thing I won’t be doing is buying threeyear-olds off the Flat to try to win the Triumph Hurdle. I’ve purchased plenty and the only one that’s worked is Jack Hanson talking me into buying Celestial Halo.” His trainers: “I’ve Paul Nicholls, Richard Rowe and Nick Gifford. Paul is a great friend, he comes on holiday with us and he’s a great trainer. The relationship works very well. I’ve probably got too many horses so we’ll try to move on and focus on quality rather than quantity. The portfolio is looking pretty good at the moment, as long as Celestial Halo can stand up in the Arkle!”
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people have responsibilities to the owners of the business or external shareholders. There are no racetracks that the champion trainer won’t support, ground permitting. We want to support jump racing and my horses are placed to win, not according to prize-money. How can we solve the issue of bookmakers migrating offshore? The government will have to legislate against it. The bookmakers’ client base is 90% based in the UK, so if a client placing a bet with them is UK-based it must be deemed as a UK bet, irrespective of whether the bookmaker is situated in Gibraltar, Timbuktu or Croydon high street. Whether the government decides this is in the ‘too complicated list’ remains to be seen. What would the impact be on British racing if Betfair moved offshore? Their contribution is much appreciated when there is such a shortfall in this archaic system. If they moved offshore they would stop making discretionary payments. Would they still promote their product and sponsor all this racing? They are the biggest sponsor by far and it would be very bad for racing if they pulled out. People fall out with each other in life. Let’s sit down and have a compromise. There has been lots of talk about improving racing’s ‘narrative’. Why does the structure seem to work over jumps but not on the Flat? Over jumps you can fulfil the dream. Whether it is Vida Bingham winning the Grand National or Sirrell Griffiths the Gold Cup, wonderful things can occur. It’s a different group of individuals; it’s freezing cold, pouring with rain but we’ll be at Cheltenham getting along with each other, from all aspects and levels of society. It’s not elitist. Flat racing is. All the big wealthy Flat owners inherited their money, with the exception of the Coolmore team. But National Hunt people are all self-made and engage with each other. People find jump racing more exciting, in my opinion. Flat racing has never grabbed me. The spectacle of Zenyatta at the Breeders’ Cup...yes, I’m glued to the TV, I love the King George at Ascot, the Royal meeting and the Arc. But apart from that I never go Flat racing. How did you first become interested in racing? My mother used to watch racing on the BBC; she used to love the big races and was in awe of Arkle. She once asked me if I was having a
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bet on the Derby; I said yes, as I gambled at the time. She asked me to put £10 each-way on Blakeney – my parents had a holiday home in Blakeney in Norfolk – but I thought it had no chance so didn’t put it on. It duly romped home. I was having a cash-flow crisis so she had to wait some time sympathetically for me to repay her! I’ve been going to the Cheltenham Festival since I’ve been in long trousers and I used to hitchhike from Chelmsford in Essex to Aintree for the Grand National. When did you become involved in ownership? After I went into the City, a colleague of mine had horses with Oliver Sherwood and Paul Webber. He persuaded me to take a share in Night Session, who was pretty good. Later I became a Director of Singer & Friedlander and we did a number of things; we stopped sponsorship of the Greenham at Newbury and moved to the Midlands National at Uttoxeter. To launch the race, we invited all the journalists to a lunch. Kim Bailey joined us and told me he had seen a really interesting fouryear-old in France, called Cenkos, and asked whether I’d consider buying him. I said yes. That was 12 years ago. Of course, I didn’t know when Kim offered me Cenkos that Sir Robert Ogden, JP McManus and others had turned the horse down! I love the buzz of jump racing, the people, the way the tracks are put together.
Factfile Full name: Andrew Marshall Stewart Born: Romford, Essex, August 15, 1951 Education: Felsted School (six O Levels) and Mid-Essex Technical College (one A Level in General Principles of English Law) Parents: Both doctors, father was a consultant radiologist who helped to develop the EMI brain scanner, mother was a surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital Career: Clerk and later senior partner Simon & Coates; CEO Chase Manhattan Securities; co-founder, CEO and Exec Chairman Collins Stewart; founder, CEO and Exec Dep Chair Cenkos Securities Best horses: Cenkos, Le Roi Miguel, Le Duc, Big Buck’s, Gwanako, Celestial Halo, Tataniano, Fleeting Spirit Your son Paul broke his back while snowboarding in 2008. How did his injury affect you and your family? It changed our lives. I’m now very involved with spinal research. Paul thought he was superman when it first happened – he went to the gym every day – which probably set him back. But he’s now come to terms with it. Saying that, we haven’t drawn stumps on trying to get him improved; two years is not a long time in the recovery process. Paul can walk around on sticks but if he’s in the flat he uses the wheelchair. His internet business is thriving (sportpost.com). He’s getting two million hits a month and only launched it in March.
Dual Grade 1 winner Cenkos, Andy Stewart’s first, and favourite, racehorse
What are your ambitions as an owner? I’d like to win the Grand National and the Gold Cup for The Stewart Family [also comprising wife Judy and sons Mark and Paul]. We’ll definitely be campaigning a few with the National in mind, but the only horse I’ve got good enough to win the Gold Cup is Big Buck’s and he’s staying over hurdles. No horse has ever won the World Hurdle in three consecutive years, so that’s the plan. Then we’ll see if he can jump a fence again.
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Life in the FAST LANE From soporific pastures on the edge of the New Forest hail some of the country’s speediest young racehorses, products of the Whitsbury Manor Stud line-up of star sprinters Words Emma Berry • Photos Trevor Jones
fter William Hill purchased Whitsbury Manor Stud in 1948, the first big-name stallion acquired to stand there, some 11 years later, was Ballymoss. As winner of the Irish Derby, St Leger, Eclipse Stakes, Coronation Cup, King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes and the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, the ancestor of subsequent Classic winners Royal Palace, Dunfermline and Teenoso was a markedly different type of stallion to those which have become the present-day Whitsbury Manor’s hallmark, namely top-notch, hardknocking sprinters. Hill, the bookmaker, owner and breeder, suffered a fatal heart attack while attending Tattersalls’ October Sales of 1971 and was brought home to his Hampshire estate to be buried at St Leonard’s Church, situated in a peaceful corner of the stud. His grave can be seen there still, the churchyard lying adjacent to a paddock of weanlings undergoing their final preparation for the December foal sales. While the stallions provide the shop window, the performance of the stud’s young stock at the sales is every bit as important for this highly commercial enterprise and this year’s foal consignment includes a half-sister to Mill Reef Stakes winner Temple Meads, who was bred at Whitsbury and sold as a yearling at Doncaster for £16,000. Just as Temple Meads is by one of their resident stallions, Avonbridge, so is his half-sister, who is a firstcrop daughter of Sakhee’s Secret. “One of the reasons we’ve had to be so commercial is that this is our only income –
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we’re not being supported by some other means – so the stud can spend only what it earns and no more,” says 26-year-old Ed Harper, who turned his back on three years’ work as a chartered surveyor to return to the familiar environment in which he was raised to become a director of the stud. His father Chris, the nephew of William Hill who was farm manager at the time of his uncle’s death, now owns the stud having bought out Hill’s beneficiaries. The Harpers also have the benefit of the experienced hand of Charlie Oakshott, who has managed Whitsbury Manor Stud for eight years, having previously worked for Coolmore and Newsells Park Stud. He says: “The investment in a new stallion for us is a huge decision and we have to be right. There are no two ways about it. We try to set our fees at a competitive level but we don’t do a lot of dealing on those prices. We’d rather go for a slightly lower fee and then everyone knows what they’re getting.” Two years after adding Sakhee’s Secret to the ranks, the stud has dipped its toes into the stallion market again to purchase the record-breaking Gimcrack Stakes winner Showcasing from Juddmonte.
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Above: the stud’s new recruit, Showcasing Left: Whitsbury Manor weanlings enjoy the run of large sloping paddocks
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“We’ve been watching him for quite a while,” says Oakshott. “He didn’t run as well as he could have done in the July Cup and they found he had a slight niggle in his hock. That’s when we started to think we might have a chance to buy him.” As a son of Oasis Dream and half-brother to Camacho, who has made a decent start to his stud career despite limited opportunities, Showcasing has obvious appeal. “It’s a great boost when you buy a young stallion with a close relation who’s already proving himself – and Camacho is by Danehill so it’s the same line,” he adds. Showcasing, who apparently has no qualms about his recent move from Newmarket to Hampshire, is settling in happily next door to the stud’s elder statesman, Cadeaux Genereux, now living out his retirement at the place where he was born and where his sire Young Generation stood for all too short a time. He died in 1986, in his sixth season at stud, the year after Cadeaux Genereux was foaled. “Cadeaux Genereux was bred by the Kennards but was foaled here quite by chance –
St Leonard’s Church, where Whitsbury Manor’s former owner William Hill is buried
we were thrilled he came back here,” says Chris Harper, who is understandably immensely fond of the 25-year-old chestnut from whom he has bred the Group 1 winners Bijou d’Inde, Hoh Magic and Red Pepper. Showcasing can look forward to plenty of support from within, too.
“He’s just what we’re looking for, not only from the commercial aspect of selling nominations but also for us to send our mares to,” says Ed Harper. “We will reckon on sending around ten of our own mares to him in his first season. We’ve always supported
‘We are very commercial, this is our bread and butter’
Stud manager Charlie Oakshott, owner Chris Harper and his son Ed, a member of the TBA’s Next Generation Committee
Despite a good year on the racecourse for the Whitsbury sires, the continued downturn in the size of foal crops (see page 65) will have affected patronage of stallions countrywide and in an age of enormous books for some, young stallions need a decent level of support to help make that all-important breakthrough with their first runners. “We’ve felt the recession like anyone else but we’ve also thought that things could have been worse this season,” says Charlie Oakshott. “I suppose it’s been slower: we used to book an awful lot of mares in November or December and now we’re still booking mares in February or March.
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People are taking more time to book into stallions and sometimes not deciding to do so until they’ve actually seen the foal on the ground.” At Whitsbury Manor Stud, huge books are not the norm. Sakhee’s Secret covered a first book of 120 and generally the stallions are limited to around 100 mares. While fewer breeders choosing to have their mares covered is not the ideal scenario for a stallion stud, as commercial breeders themselves, with involvement in around 25 of the 60 resident mares, the team at Whitsbury can see the potential advantages of the current situation regarding the next few seasons.
Oakshott says: “There are more people deciding not to breed their older mares or late-foaling mares and they’re probably quite right not to. The good news from that, of course, is that we’ll see a reduction in numbers over the next few years. “We breed and sell a lot of foals and yearlings ourselves, and hopefully that makes them more of a precious item. We race very few ourselves – the odd filly out of an older mare or a particular mare – but we are very commercial. Unlike perhaps the Arab studs or the bigger English studs, this is our business, this is our bread and butter, and we have to make it profitable to survive.”
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Better race programme needed for three-year-old sprinters
Former resident Desert Orchid leading David Elsworth’s string to the gallops
our stallions heavily and have had success with it.” While Temple Meads is one such example this season, so is Gilt Edge Girl, a daughter of former resident Monsieur Bond, whom the Harpers managed to watch win the Prix de l’Abbaye during a whistle-stop tour of Longchamp before racing back to show yearlings the following morning at Tattersalls. Last year’s draft of yearlings helped Whitsbury Manor Stud to become the leading
A much debated subject in the bloodstock world of late is the issue of retiring colts to stud at the end of their two-year-old seasons. Many agree that this is not desirable but Charlie Oakshott can understand how the situation has arisen. He says: “It happens more than we would like it to because there is no real programme for three-year-old sprinters. I feel that sending a mare to a stallion of that young age is more risky from a maturity perspective – are they going to cope with starting a stud career that early in their lives? But if the right opportunity, the right horse came up, I can’t say that we definitely wouldn’t do it, though we’d prefer not to.”
consignor of Racing Post Yearling Bonus Scheme winners, while this year’s foal draft of 16 weanlings will include the first market test for the offspring of Sakhee’s Secret, a stallion about whom Oakshott is particularly bullish. “I’ve been in the industry now for over 30 years and seen an awful lot of first-crop foals but his foals are as nice as I’ve ever seen,” he says. “We’ll take them to the December sales and show them off to everybody and hope they share the same view.”
While Sakhee’s Secret held his own as a three-year-old against the older horses, as did fellow July Cup winners Oasis Dream and Mozart, the lack of opportunities has led to a number of Britain’s budding sprinters being sold overseas. Oakshott adds: “It’s a travesty that there is not a better sprinting programme for three-year-olds; it’s a big, big problem and we suffer from it with the stallions we stand. The good Compton Place two-yearolds – and he’s got five rated over 90 this year – tend to get sold out of the country. “That happened with Prolific, who won the Richmond Stakes two years ago and was sold to Hong Kong [where he has been renamed Able Speed].”
Someone else who will be shown off during the December sales is Showcasing, who will return briefly to Newmarket for temporary lodgings at the National Stud alongside Makfi, where Whitsbury Manor and Tweenhills will offer breeders a chance to see their new recruits on November 27 and 28. Showcasing will not, however, be the only new face on the Whitsbury estate come the 2011 season. Adjacent to the 550-acre stud is the historic training yard, former incumbents of which include Gordon Richards, James Bethell and David Elsworth, while Ralph Beckett resigns his tenure at the end of this year to move to Kimpton Down. Taking over in January is George Baker, whose training
“Investing in a stallion is a big decision – we have to be right”
Chris Harper with his old friend Cadeaux Genereux, now 25 and enjoying retirement
career has made notable advances in less than three years since he took out his licence. “George has the odd jumper along with his Flat horses and it will be nice to see jumpers back on the gallops,” says Ed Harper. “The schooling fences probably haven’t been used since Desert Orchid was here.” The great staying steeplechaser is certainly Whitsbury’s most famous former resident, but the stud, with its prevalence of speed genes among both stallions and broodmares, is certain to continue on the fast track for generations to come. THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER
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BREEDERS’ DIGEST By EMMA BERRY, Bloodstock Editor
Our bloodstock coverage this month includes:
• 2010 yearling sales overview Philip Freedman assesses the state of the market – pages 64-65
• Sales Circuit: reports and analysis From horses in training to mares and weanlings, from Cheltenham to Kentucky – pages 68-77
• Stallion profitability tables Essential reading for anyone with a mare to be covered in 2011 – pages 79-80
Good days precious as gold dust R
ecently, a beautifully produced catalogue containing details of Peter Harris’ Pendley Farm dispersal dropped through the letterbox. Nearing the end of the year, most people involved with the sales season will doubtless be suffering from catalogue fatigue, but this small booklet is one which should be kept and cherished, containing as it does a reminder, both matter-of-fact and emotional, of why most of us have become involved in this business in the first place. ‘A 38-year love affair’, states the back cover, while the introduction, in Harris’s own words, provides an informative snapshot of his life as a successful owner, breeder and trainer. His well-known green, red and yellow silks won’t disappear immediately. They have been advertised at the highest level most recently by the admirable homebred Stotsfold, whose nine victories included his last two starts earlier this year before his sudden death in September, and they will continue to be worn by older horses in training which Harris has retained. But the links with his breeding stock will be severed later this year as 11 yearlings, 13 foals and 19 mares pass through the ring at Tattersalls.
End of an era Just as with the Bloomsbury Stud dispersal, it’s hard not to feel sad at the winding down of a breeding operation of this stature, which has clearly been nurtured over the years in order for its core families to continue to produce first-rate racing stock. Indeed, two of Pendley Farm’s foundation mares,
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Connaught Bridge and Sing Softly, the latter the grand-dam of Stotsfold, appear in all but a handful of the lots offered within the dispersal. But bloodstock – the good lines anyway – has an enduring appeal and, while Harris benefited from one of Jim Joel’s good families when buying Sing Softly, so will other breeders be able to take advantage of the work he has put into building his broodmare band when her daughter, grand-daughters and great grand-daughters change hands. Harris brings his horses to a testing market, where for many breeders the aim this year has been simply to sell at almost any cost, thoughts of profit long since consigned to the dustbin of dreams. Perusal of our stallion profitability tables (pages 79-80) is unlikely to lift the gloom but one glow on the not-too-distant horizon is that of reduced foal crops and hence fewer horses heading towards the sales rings for at least the next few seasons. And, as Philip Freedman highlights in his perceptive overview of this season’s yearling sales (pages 64-65), another positive is that the market as a whole appears to have withstood a serious reduction in spending by the Maktoum family, thanks in part to the arrival of several other fairly major investors in bloodstock. Fewer yearlings offered should help to bolster trade from next year, a fact which might also embolden the foal pinhookers this December, while a positive sign from Tattersalls’ Horses in Training Sale at the end of October was the strength and depth of international buyers, though that can of course be read two ways, with the lack of domestic spending being just as much of a concern as the continuing appeal of British
and Irish thoroughbreds for export to foreign climes is encouraging.
Life enriched by racing
With so many concerns surrounding both the racing and breeding arms of the industry, it’s easy to overlook why we’ve all been drawn to this sport, but the reminders are there everyday – whether it’s the Cartier Horse of the Year Goldikova treating her Breeders’ Cup rivals with contempt year after year, or a field of untried young National Hunt hopefuls lining up for the mares’ bumper at Fakenham. In fact, it’s hard to think of a better way to spend a cold winter’s day than with a hot sausage roll at the country’s friendliest jumps track, which recently received the ROA Gold Standard Award (see page 83). Harris, who has so clearly enjoyed his time in the sport, concludes his ode to racing by saying: “As with any sport there were many disappointments but these only served to make the good days really good.” Breeders learn to live with disappointment; be it a sickly foal, barren mare or lowly sales results, the myriad problems thoroughbreds can face even before making it to a trainer’s yard and on to the racecourse are seldom chronicled but are an everyday factor of life with horses. This is why, when that racehorse resulting from a mating planned in years gone by manages not to get cast in his box on the night before a big race and his jockey doesn’t end up boxed in just as he needs to make his run, and everything, for once, goes your way, it feels as if a small miracle has occurred. The good days in racing really are good. We must never lose sight of that fact.
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SALES OVERVIEW By PHILIP FREEDMAN
Decline and fall Reduced Maktoum spending can account for much of gross revenue shortfall, but stallion fees do not reflect sale prices and must come down if commercial breeders are to survive
endors anticipating an unprofitable year, caught between the Scylla and Charybdis of record costs on the one side, and falling demand on the other, largely had their expectations met, even if, by the end of Newmarket’s October Sale, there was generally an air of relief that the market had not been even worse. Looking at the major European sales and converting all prices into sterling at the September 1 exchange rate, gross revenue from Arqana’s August Sale in Deauville, the Premier Sale at Doncaster, Goffs Orby Sale and Books 1 and 2 of Tattersalls October Sale fell from £148 million to £128m, a decline of some 13%. Looking at the averages for the most expensive 200, 500 and 1,000 yearlings sold at these sales, in addition to those in Germany and Italy, as well as Arqana’s October Sale, the declines of 11%, 14% and 14% respectively are in line with this. With three successive year-on-year declines the market is now some 25% below the peak it reached in 2007. By comparison the combined average at Keeneland’s September Sale and Fasig-Tipton’s Select Sale at Saratoga showed virtually no change in 2010 after three successive years of decline, having peaked a year earlier than Europe in 2006,
but it is still, nevertheless, some 40% below that level.
Maktoum outlay halved
trend and achieving increases in both 2008 and 2009. While they were similarly absent from Doncaster’s Premier Sale, the outstanding results achieved by its sales
The most obvious feature of this year’s yearling sales was the drop in spending by the Maktoum family; in 2009 John Ferguson, Shadwell Estates and Rabbah Bloodstock spent in excess of £30m at the major European yearling sales, a figure which declined to just under £15m in 2010. Allowing for a further reduced spend by Blandford Bloodstock, on behalf of Princess Haya, means the true decline is somewhat greater than £15m, while their market share fell from somewhere in excess of 21% in 2009 to just under 12% in 2010. The effect of this was most keenly felt at Deauville in August, where the absence of Shadwell from the list of buyers played a significant part in the near 17% fall in the year-on-year average, albeit after bucking the
AVERAGE PRICE OF MOST EXPENSIVE YEARLINGS IN EUROPE (£) 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Batch of 200
210,001 253,083 238,408 316,888 279,375 258,504 278,972 225,917 277,222 294,269 309,969 277,711 270,309 240,235
126,286 141,903 141,050 186,331 161,572 150,656 169,950 142,642 177,492 187,864 201,192 182,153 177,767 143,042
81,129 87,830 89,222 116,404 100,125 95,510 109,632 95,351 117,975 126,134 137,554 123,045 120,673 103,524 This Galileo filly is one of a reduced band to make six figures
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NUMBER OF YEARLINGS SOLD £500,000+ £200,000+ £100,000+
1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
8 12 12 19 14 14 21 8 10 17 19 14 12 9
68 80 78 127 109 97 115 88 139 144 146 156 123 94
212 208 249 331 265 256 325 278 384 420 492 430 408 308
graduates on the racecourse enabled the newlook sale to withstand this setback. Looking to the future, the fact that the decline in the Maktoums’ spend of £15m accounts for the majority of the overall £20m fall in revenue, suggests that, while increased activity of established buyers in addition to a number of new entrants to the industry was not enough to make up for the shortfall, there was nevertheless no general loss of confidence. The decline in the industry’s dependence on one family can only be in its best long-term interests.
Fees have remained too high The extent of the decline in the market is also illustrated by the table above, which shows the substantial drop in yearlings selling for in excess of £500,000, £200,000 and £100,000. That this is occurring at the same time when, owing to a shift in the transatlantic balance of stallion power back in favour of Europe, there will be as many stallions standing for £50,000 or more than has been the case at any time since the era of big books began, raises a number of issues for the breeding industry. The real question for the industry going forward should be: ‘Is there a future for commercial breeding?’ Yearling prices are now down some 25% from their 2007 peak, but, in Europe at least, stallion fees have remained stubbornly high. While in many individual cases this may be justified by what stallions’ progeny have achieved on the racecourse, it does not reflect what their yearlings are fetching in the sale ring. When only 308 yearlings in Europe sold for over £100,000, is a stallion market with at least THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER
nine stallions covering well in excess of one thousand mares and standing for over £50,000 realistic? The industry is now faced with a two-tier market; on the one hand there is the price which breeders who are breeding primarily to race are prepared to pay to use a stallion, and on the other there is the price which is justifiable by the commercial market. With eight of the nine stallions referred to above in the hands of Europe’s largest racehorse owners they can largely be insulated from the market, with the long-term impact likely to be a greater concentration of the best bloodlines in increasingly fewer hands and a gradual decline in both the numbers of commercial breeders and the quality of the stock they are able to retain. The quality of the catalogues for this year’s breeding stock sales in Kentucky suggests that a number of commercial breeders there are looking to exit the industry, be it by choice or as a result of pressure from the banks. It may be that, just as Europe has lagged the US downturn by at least 12 months, this is another trend we can anticipate, although the generally less
commercial outlook of European breeders, in contrast to their American counterparts, may mitigate such an outcome.
Racing’s resilience And yet, however gloomy the returns from these autumn yearling sales may look to breeders, so many of whom had little choice but to sell at a loss, they are nevertheless a reminder of the extraordinary resilience of racing. What is remarkable is not the extent to which the market dropped, but how well it coped with the Maktoum family’s expenditure reducing to less than half last year’s level, the economics of racehorse ownership in Britain plumbing new depths, and the already fragile Irish economy suffering a further relapse. That the market can, in these circumstances, remain within 25% of its peak is a tribute to the enduring appeal of racehorse ownership. In the future it is likely to be racehorse owners, rather than commercial breeders, who are the dominant force in the breeding industry. Stallion profitability tables, pages 79-80
Mare and foal numbers down in 2010 Vendors and buyers who baulked at the size of this season’s yearling sales catalogues will take some solace in the fact that the 2010 foal crops in Britain and Ireland have once again been significantly reduced, writes Emma Berry. Data from Weatherbys’ recently published Return Of Mares 2010 shows that this year’s British foal crop is down by 15% from the same stage in 2009, with 4,552 registered live foals. In Ireland, an even greater drop in numbers has been recorded, with the 7,128 registered foals for 2010 being 25% down on the previous year’s crop. Coverings for 2010 are also thought to have been reduced, again more significantly in Ireland, where indications point to a drop of around 1,000 coverings, to roughly 13,000. The number of British-based mares covered in 2010 is in the region of 6,100, down from 6,500 last year.
GB total live foals IRE total live foals GB broodmares IRE broodmares
2007 5,686 2,022 11,025 20,606
“I thought that numbers would start to plateau and that people had made decisions about which mares to keep largely in advance of this year’s coverings,” said Paul Greeves, Executive Director of Weatherbys and head of the Stud Book department. “But the process of refining broodmare bands is still ongoing and breeders are being much more discerning in deciding which mares to cover. “I thought it might have bottomed between 2009 and 2010 but I was mistaken. It obviously means we have to expect fewer foals next year than this year.” As one would expect, given these figures, the number of mares at stud has also declined. In Britain, there were 9,423 mares in production, down by 10% on the 2009 figure of 10,471. The Irish broodmare population has suffered an even greater depletion of 17%, to 15,366 from 18,616 in 2009. 2008 5,713 11,814 10,499 19,605
2009 5,397 9,581 10,471 18,616
2010 4,552 7,128 9,423 15,366
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SALES CIRCUIT By ED PROSSER, EMMA BERRY & MICHELE MACDONALD
Strong export market for British stock Worldwide interest for horses in training but domestic buyers remain thin on the ground
Tattersalls Autumn Horses In Training Sale
Dubai Carnival prospects Godolphin had been notably quiet making private purchases this year but Anthony Stroud was shopping for Dubai Carnival horses (among them Rock N Roll Ransom, who cost 240,000gns, and 215,000gns purchase Jedi) and the 13 heading to the United Arab Emirates averaged 92,154gns. Australasian buyers have increased their activity in Europe over the past couple of years and collected 22 lots for a 74,818gns average, while two of the traditionally biggest spending markets, Hong Kong and the US, did not make a huge splash at the top level, although 37 lots are heading across the Atlantic. But Alastair Donald of Kern Lillingston reported that the lack of action from the likes of Hong Kong was because of the catalogue make-up. “We’d never gone to a sale with so many top-
attersalls’ Autumn Horses In Training Sale provided a welcome reminder that performers in Britain demonstrating even a little potential continue to have a great allure across the world. Buyers from 35 different countries on five continents were in action in Newmarket this year with Hearts Of Fire, at 550,000 guineas the second dearest offering ever to appear at the sale, demonstrating that international interest. He attracted bids from Australia, South Africa, California and Dubai before eventually being bought by Qatari owner Hassan Abdulmalik, one of 29 sold destined for the Gulf state, currently the biggest growth country in racing. As with breeding stock sales, annual comparisons between horses-in-training auctions must also factor in the quality of animals on offer but – with a catalogue light on stars – this year’s 17,577,300gns aggregate and 20,321gns average still showed small advances in 2009, while the 9,000gns median remained constant. The only two of the top ten lots not heading off to sunnier climes were Table Mountain (who sold for 200,000gns), who is going hurdling with Robbie Hennessy, and Mount Athos (190,000gns), who was bought by Marwan Koukash to join David Wachman. Kuwaiti buyers provided a solid base to the market’s bottom end, snapping up 102, or 11.8%, of the total lots sold for a modest average price of 5,634gns.
Pat Eddery’s former stable star Hearts Of Fire will continue his career in Qatar
Tattersalls Autumn Horses In Training Sale Top lots Horse
Hearts Of Fire (3c Firebreak)
Ibrahim Saeed Al-Malki
Formosina (2c Footstepsinthesand)
Rock N Roll Ransom (3g Red Ransom)
Anthony Stroud BS
Cat Junior (5h Storm Cat)
Prince Sultan Bin Mishel bin Abdulaziz
Jedi (4g Pivotal)
Sir Michael Stoute
Anthony Stroud BS
Don Carlos (3c Galileo)
Paul Moroney BS
Highest ever prices Price (gns)
Godolphin/Saeed bin Suroor
Hearts Of Fire
Hassan Abdulmalik/Ibrahim Al-Malki
Godolphin/Saeed bin Suroor
Godolphin/Saeed bin Suroor
Fitri Hay/Stan Moore
Five-year tale Year
level orders before but filled hardly any of them because the sale lacked depth at the top end,” he said. “We were looking for Hong Kong, America, Dubai and Australia but the horses just weren’t there. I’d have expected to bid for 12 to 15 horses over 100,000gns but I think I tried
Median (gns) Top Price (gns)
for two, for which I was outbid. I only vetted one horse for Hong Kong and that didn’t pass. “I think a few horses made more than they should because of a lack of quality. Some people go to those sales and fill an order but for me it’s not like yearlings where you can THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER
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Born 1994 chesnut 16.0 h.h. by cadeaux genereux - clarentia
CONSISTENT, RELIABLE, COMMERCIAL… mr reliable....
2011 FEE: £10,000 1ST OCTOBER
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33% OVERALL WINNERS/ RUNNERS IN 2010, HIGHER THAN ROYAL APPLAUSE, MONTJEU, CAPE CROSS, KYLLACHY, MEDICEAN ETC
2010 YEARLINGS REALISING UP TO 8 TIMES HIS NOMINATION FEE
WINNING THE EBF FLYING FILLIES STAKES LISTED.
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Tattersalls Autumn Horses In Training Sale – exports (gns) Australia/NZ Bahrain
25 for 252,100
11 for 11,200
7 for 105,000
8 for 56,600
8 for 85,500
96 for 1,979,300
7 for 30,900
8 for 32,100
1 for 100,000
20 for 105,400 102 for 574,700 3 for 50,000 10 for 42,000
19 for 625,800
3 for 62,000
3 for 11,800
1 for 13,000 7 for 51,500
24 for 187,300
4 for 66,500
38 for 236,200
5 for 32,000
5 for 199,000
5 for 31,800
7 for 17,100
2 for 23,000
13 for 1,198,000
4 for 156,000
29 for 1,535,000
37 for 1,349,000
Hong Kong Hungary Iran
22 for 1,646,000
move on to the next one, if the horses aren’t there you can’t buy them.” But Donald, whose purchases on behalf of Hong Kong-based clients this year include 2,000 Guineas fourth Xtension and the 460,000gns Tattersalls July Sale top lot Business As Usual, reports a thriving private market. “The horses making most money now privately are for Hong Kong. People will pay a premium for mile to ten-furlong two- and threeyear-olds rated 100 to 115. When I started doing more for Hong Kong seven years ago, you had a good few orders for £100,000-£200,000 and the odd one for £300,000-£500,000. “Now everyone seems to have at least £200,000 to spend and quite a few have over £700,000. But then they’ve got good prizemoney and European horses have done well there. I’ve bought 15 or 16 for Hong Kong privately this year and could have got 25 if the
Alastair Donald: top end lacked depth
23 for 118,400 2 for 18,000
horses were there, but vetting is important and around 30% don’t pass. “Australian buyers have stepped us as well. We used to have orders for £100,000-£150,000 but now they’ll give £500,000. There’s a lot more Australian buyers looking in Europe but not that many suitable horses so you find a lot of people bidding for the same animals, usually a mile and a half-plus horses but not out-andout plodders.” Demand from the US, however, is now noticeably restrained. “We used to buy 20 a year to go there but this time it’s been five or six,” he said. “Their prizemoney has been slashed and they can’t compete with Hong Kong for the three-year-olds, though they are still quite strong for fillies, for which there is less competition. As a result you’re getting a lower class of horse winning races like the Del Mar Derby and Hollywood Derby.”
New-look sale in Deauville helps French revival Arqana October The reshuffling of sales formats has been a common theme in recent years and the 2010 Arqana October Yearling Sale was no exception. The auction was split into two parts for the first time and increased to four days from three. Results reflect that the new-look sale can be deemed a success, with the aggregate of €11,087,000 (including private sales) up by 21% from a catalogue that was 8% larger than that of 2009. The clearance rate of horses sold through the ring was 73%, which rose to 80% when private sales were included in calculations. After a shaky start to the yearling sales season at Deauville in August, the relative buoyancy of October’s trade will have been a shot in the arm to the team at Arqana, which
is fortunate to have ridden the wave of recession better than most, thanks in no small part to the extremely lucrative owners’ premiums on offer in France. At a time of immense uncertainty within the British racing scene, the better prize-money on offer across the Channel, coupled with the premiums, continue to make racing in France an attractive prospect. It was just this scenario which led to Irishborn trainer Eoghan O’Neill leaving his base in England to start anew in Normandy. He was among the top ten buyers in October, signing for 11 yearlings for a total of €265,000. He said: “Though the format has changed I didn’t really notice much of a difference. I bought horses every day; the first two days the horses were more expensive as the pedigrees were stronger but I found nice horses with lesser pedigrees later in the sale. I always look
at the horse first, pedigree second, and I found plenty of athletes. I didn’t go to any other sale this year; French-bred yearlings have an extra 75% earning potential so there’s no point looking at anything other than French-breds.” Also back among the buyers was Shadwell France, a notable absentee in August when the sale clashed with Ramadan. Sheikh Hamdan’s operation selected six yearlings for an outlay of €680,000, including a colt and a filly by Oasis Dream for €180,000 and €100,000. Juddmonte’s outstanding young sire was also responsible for the top lot, a colt out of the Galileo mare Rose Melody, who was bought by Marc-Antoine Berghgracht for €300,000. The colt represented a notable first for fledgling outfit Ecurie des Monceaux, who, in just their second season consigning, have been quick to make an impact, both in August and October. They finished the sale as third THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER
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THE NUMBER 1 SON!
Born 2001 bay 16.0 h.h. by bahamian bounty star
52% strike rate
(2yo of 2010)
number 1 son!
£7,000 1ST OCTOBER
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SALES CIRCUIT >> top vendor overall, with all 11 yearlings sold,
behind the significantly larger drafts of Haras de Grandcamp and Haras d’Etreham, each of which recorded aggregates of more than €1.1m for 42 and 35 yearlings respectively, and also occupied the top two slots at the 2009 October Sale. The top price of €300,000 has been bettered only twice – in 2007 and 2008 – and the ten six-figure lots represented double the number sold 12 months earlier. The median of €21,000 was the highest recorded at this sale, up from €18,000 in 2009, while the average also improved, from €25,700 last year to €27,773. Arqana President Eric Hoyeau reflected: “This is a market in its own right, which relies on the solid French demand as well as on the strong interest that the French racing system raises among neighbouring countries, and encourages them to look for French-bred horses. This was particularly evident regarding British and Irish professionals, who were very active despite having already attended a vast number of sales in their home countries.” Arqana has announced that its August sale will be held a week later in 2011, running from August 22 to 25, starting the day after the Darley-sponsored Prix Morny.
DBS November Nearly all of Doncaster’s sales have moved or been reformatted in recent times and it was the turn of the two traditional October sales to relocate to November in 2010. Just as Goffs’ and Arqana’s breeding stock sales benefit enormously from drafts sent by their biggest shareholder, the Aga Khan, his horses-in-training offerings bolstered the Doncaster event. Unusually, it was an unraced three-year-old who topped the sale. Ebanour had been impressing John Oxx on the gallops and was rumoured to have needed a six-figure outlay not to return home. That duly came when Donald McCain bought him for £120,000, along with the winner Emrani, who cost
Donald McCain was buying for Tim Leslie
Arqana October Top five lots Sex Pedigree
Oasis Dream / Rose Melody
Dylan Thomas / Gabare
Coulonces Consignment Citywest Inc. Ltd
Oasis Dream / Cattiva Generosa
Shadwell France SNC
American Post / Tropical Barth
Shadwell France SNC
Muhtathir / Squaw Dance
Five-year tale Year
Top Price (€€
DBS November Horses In Training Top five lots Horse
Ebanour (3c Indian Ridge)
Emrani (3g Rahy)
Earl Wild (2c Kodiac)
Linda Tate BS
Lord Of The Stars (2c Speightstown)
North Cape (4g Action This Day)
DBS November Yearlings Top five lots Sex Pedigree
Shamardal-Helen Bradley (Indian Ridge)
Haygarth House Stud
Monsieur Bond-Smart Hostess (Most Welcome)
Manister House Stud
Medecis-Tranquil Sky (Intikhab)
Oaks Farm Stables
Exceed And Excel-Mint Royale (Cadeaux Genereux)
Whatton Manor Stud
Dubai Destination-Discoed (Distinctly North)
Haygarth House Stud
£80,000. Both were bought for Peddlers Cross’s Shropshire-based owner Tim Leslie, founder of the James Caird hedge fund. Walter Swinburn, who sold last year’s saletopper Overturn to Leslie and McCain, sold three of the top ten horses in training, led by Alubari who was bought by Marwan Koukash for £37,000. Although the yearling section officially saw 68% of horses sold, many of those will be returning from where they came, some in new ownership. Paul and Yvette Dixon’s locallybased Haygarth House Stud put 16 lots through the ring, all now qualified for the
Racing Post Yearling Bonus Scheme, and they realised £167,000, 27.5% of the sale turnover. Some – including the £34,000 sale-topping Shamardal colt – will race for Pinnacle Racing. Yvette Dixon has become a partner in the syndicate with Alex Greaves, whose husband David Nicholls is now operating a satellite training yard at Haygarth House. But even though the median rose from £2,000 to £3,000, away from a couple of successful pinhooks, this was another yearling sale where barely any offerings made a significant profit when factoring in production costs and stud fees. THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER
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Goffs Open Top lots Sex Pedigree
Elusive City-Back At De Front (Cape Cross)
J K Thoroughbreds
Price (€) Buyer 29,000 Peter Doyle BS
28,000 Yeomanstown Stud
Newberry Stud Farm
26,000 BBA Ireland
Invincible Spirit-All Our Hope (Gulch)
Irish National Stud
18,000 Angelo Pettinari
Indian Haven-Blue Daze (Danzero)
Horse Park Stud
15,000 Peter Doyle BS
Choisir-Notepad (King’s Best)
15,000 Peter Doyle BS
12,000 Oghill House Stud
Oratorio-Wondrous Joy (Machiavellian)
Horse Park Stud
11,000 Peter Doyle BS
Verglas-Hetty (In The Wings)
10,000 Georgina Cafolla
Moss Vale-Twinberry (Tagula)
10,000 M Kelly
Goffs Open Billed as an ‘industry’ event, this low-budget fixture is a no-frills affair. Only those who have paid their entry fees in advance can sell; in return they don’t pay the usual Goffs 1.5% vendors’ commission, although they don’t get paid until the sales company has received payment from the buyer. After a disappointing 48% clearance rate
in 2009, a healthier 62% of yearlings found new homes, led by a €29,000 Elusive City colt knocked down to Peter Doyle.
Tattersalls Ireland November Sale By 2007, the Tattersalls Ireland November Sale had ballooned into a 3,500-lot affair
Tattersalls Ireland November Sale Sex Pedigree
Brightwells Cheltenham November Sale
Top three yearlings g
Presenting-Rosie Redman (Roselier)
Ballincurrig House Stud
Kayf Tara-Hunca Munca (Presenting)
King’s Theatre-Full Of Birds (Epervier Bleu)
Top five foals c Kayf Tara-Celtic Native (Be My Native)
c Presenting-Miss Brandywell (Sadleŕs Wells)
Middleton Park Stud
c Presenting-Theatre Girl (Kinǵs Theatre)
c Presenting-Dame D́Harvard (Quest For Fame)
Middleton Park Stud
c Presenting-Buck’s Blue (Epervier Bleu)
Ballincurrig House Stud
Supreme Melody (8m Supreme Leader)
Delga House Stud
Keys Pride (10m Bob Back)
Lola D’Haguenet (5m Khalkevi)
Top three mares
Five-year tale Year
fuelled by a buoyant domestic economy. They were hedonistic times, with mares selling that year for €270,000 and €230,000, and ten six-figure foals, headed by a €210,000 filly, as well as a yearling breaking the six-figure mark. There were 1,614 lots sold that year, but it is a very different market these days. Only 630 horses sold this year, a drop of 61% on 2007, with the turnover dropping to €6,642,557, over €18m less than in that flagship year. While the big-race jumping winners might be by a whole plethora of different sires, the National Hunt sales market has become even more stallion-orientated than its Flat counterpart with one name proving amazingly dominant at Fairyhouse. Rathbarry Stud’s Presenting was not only responsible for the sale-topping €68,000 yearling bought by David Minton for Dai Walters but for an incredible 29 of the 56 foals to sell for €25,000. British buyers and sellers dominated the top end business and Richard Kent’s Shropshire-based Mickley Stud topped the foal trade when selling a €65,000 Kayf Tara colt out of the high-class Celtic Native. Lady Jane Grosvenor, who had sold the saletopping stores at both Doncaster and Fairyhouse this year with big-money pinhooks, bought the colt. The mares’ section was headed by Supreme Melody, a sister to Supreme Prince who was knocked down to Delga Stud for €46,000. She was covered by Presenting. Who else?
There may only have been 20 of the 30 lots offered sold at Brighwells’ third November Sale at Cheltenham but, with a handful of big-budgeted buyers at the venue, the choice lots realised a premium. Heading those was the French-bred Cheltenian, who had finished second in a Punchestown bumper for Liz Doyle on his only start. Warwickshire-based Roger Brookhouse signed the ticket at £210,000 and he is no stranger to some big-money purchases in the sale ring, having bought Master Of Arts for 310,000gns at the 2008 Tattersalls Autumn Horses In Training Sale. Four-year-olds with recent winning pointto-point form in Ireland provided the remainder of the highlights, most notably Harpsy Cord, a winner at Dromahane five days before the sale for St Nicholas Abbey’s groom Sam Curling. Alan Potts signed for the Accordion gelding at £110,000. First time out bumper winner Elegant Touch, bred, owned and trained by Don Cantillon, was a wild-card entry and fetched £65,000. THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER
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Brightwells Cheltenham November Sale Top lots Horse
Cheltenian (4g Astarabad)
Harpsy Cord (4g Accordion)
Alan and Ann Potts
Ballytober (4g Kahyasi)
Moonlight Drive (4g Oscar)
Tom Malone/Sean Quinn
Ravastree (4g Lord Americo)
Elegant Touch (4f Kayf Tara)
Fasig-Tipton November Mixed Sale/Keeneland November Book 1 Perhaps Walt Robertson offered the best description of the North American bloodstock market at the conclusion of Fasig-Tipton Co.’s November mixed sale. “It’s not easy,” observed the retiring Robertson after conducting what he said would be his last sale as Chairman and senior auctioneer of the
oldest thoroughbred auction house in the United States. “This is still a struggling economy that we’re in, and it applies to everybody.” The verdict and results were much the same for Book 1 of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale. While there were some positive signs at both Lexington venues, such as an increase in the number of horses fetching at least $1m, both recorded declines in aggregate as well as average and median prices. Those who have noted that a significant portion of the best bloodstock raised and
campaigned in America has been sold to other countries over the past decade saw that trend continuing on at a strong pace at both venues. More than half of the top 30 fillies and mares (the leading ten at Fasig-Tipton and the leading ten on each of the two days of Keeneland’s Book 1) were sold to interests based in other nations, including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and France, with Japanese buyers particularly active. Both the Shadai Farm of Teruya Yoshida and Katsumi Yoshida, the master of Northern Farm, bought three from the list of highest-priced horses, which represented 20% of that elite group. At Fasig-Tipton, Shadai acquired Serious Attitude, the Cheveley Park Stakes winner by Mtoto, for $1,850,000 and two-time American Grade 1 winner Gabby’s Golden Gal, by Medaglia d’Oro, for $1,250,000. Both are broodmare prospects. Shadai added Lucky One, dam of top American three-year-old filly Blind Luck, for $1,850,000 during Keeneland’s second session. Lucky One is carrying a full sibling to Blind Luck, believed to be a colt, by Pollard’s Vision. Katsumi Yoshida’s son Shunsuke signed for Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint winner Dubai Majesty ($1,100,000) at Fasig-Tipton. He also snared Fit Right In, the dam of Grade 1 winner Rightly So who is in foal to Curlin ($1,050,000), and Graded stakes winner
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His first few runners include dual stakes-placed Galtymore Lad (above) in yellow, black bands, beaten just 1 length by Wootton Bassett in The Weatherbys Insurance £300,000 2-Y-0 Stakes and BOLD BIDDER, 2nd to subsequent Mill Reef Gr.2 winner Temple Meads in the valuable £200,000 Newbury Super Sprint.
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SALES CIRCUIT Baroness Thatcher, in foal to Tiznow ($625,000), at Keeneland. “We saw her winning [the Filly & Mare Sprint] at Churchill Downs, and we saw her this morning, and she’s gorgeous,” Shunsuke Yoshida said of Dubai Majesty, a five-year-old by UAE Derby winner Essence Of Dubai. “She’s got a lot of speed. After seeing her win the other day, we decided we wanted to take her home.”
Coolmore’s first-day swoop Following a few relatively quiet years in the market, Coolmore reasserted itself by buying the top two mares on the first day of the Keeneland sale, gaining Grade 1 winner Golden Ballet, the dam of Belmont Stakes winner Drosselmeyer in foal to Unbridled’s Song, for $1,400,000 and Grade 1 winner Society Selection, in foal to Medaglia d’Oro, for $1,850,000. At Fasig-Tipton, M. V. Magnier bid $1,650,000 to acquire Playa Maya, a daughter of Arch and dam of impressive Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Uncle Mo. Magnier said plans for Playa Maya were undecided. Coolmore intends to send Golden Ballet to Ireland to be covered by Galileo, while Society Selection will go to Giant’s Causeway at Ashford Stud. Leading North American breeder Frank Stronach also was a force to be reckoned with at the sales, buying Fasig-Tipton topper and
Society Selection, sold in foal to Medaglia d’Oro, was a Coolmore purchase for $1.85m
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner Awesome Feather for $2,300,000, as well as Keeneland topper Dreamtheimpossible for $2,550,000. The former will continue to race while the latter, a daughter of Giant’s Causeway and top racemare Spain, is in foal to Galileo. Overall, Fasig-Tipton reported aggregate of $27,996,500, compared with $28,905,000 in 2009. Average price of $314,567 was down 12.9%, while median price of $130,000 declined by 23.5%. More horses were catalogued (186), offered (133) and sold (89) this year, but the percentage of RNAs rose from 27.9% to 33% as 44 of the 133 horses offered
did not find a buyer. Nine horses brought at least $1m, compared with seven in 2009. More horses were also catalogued (515), offered (404) and sold (326) in Keeneland’s Book 1 than the previous year, with eight making at least $1m compared with five. Aggregate was $70,345,000, down from $71,651,500, while average price of $215,782 fell by 12.9% and median of $135,000 was down by 15.6%. “We are still in the midst of a correction,” noted Keeneland’s Geoffrey Russell, adding that last year’s Book 1 results were boosted by the Overbrook Farm dispersal.
MAJOR CADEAUX TOP CLASS SPRINTER / MILER AND MULTIPLE GROUP WINNER By the outstanding stallion and sire of sires CADEAUX GENEREUX Group 2 winning miler, dual Group 1 placed, Royal Ascot 2yo "He has proved an absolute star for us. He won four races, including annihilating Dutch Art by three and a half lengths in the Greenham, and he was also placed in two Group 1s, the Sussex Stakes at Goodwood and the Prix Jacques Le Marois at Deauville….. He has taken us to Ireland, France and Hong Kong, and, being a Group 2 winner of the Sandown Mile and and a dual Group 3 winner, he has a CV that ought to appeal to breeders….he has such a wonderful temperament." Richard Hannon
A classy first book of mares included Group and Stakes winners, daughters, dams and grandams of Group and Stakes winners and sisters and half sisters to Group 1 horses.
Timeform 121 “impresses in appearance: very smart performer” Racehorses of 2008
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bay 2007, by Oasis Dream ex Arabesque (Zafonic)
The fastest Gimcrack winner EVER retires to Whitsbury Manor Stud for 2011
By Champion sire Oasis Dream and half-brother to successful young sire Camacho RACE RECORD
Record-breaking Group 2 winning son of Oasis Dream WON Gimcrack Stakes Gr.2, York 6f, by 2l defeating Molecomb Stakes winner MONSIEUR CHEVALIER in juvenile course record time. WON Maiden Stakes, Yarmouth 6f, by 3½l. 2nd Duke of York Stakes Gr.2,York 6f, beaten ½l defeating multiple Gr.1 winner STARSPANGLEDBANNER and July Cup runner-up MAIN AIM. 2nd Maiden Stakes, Newbury 6f, on debut, beaten a head by subsequent Gr.1 winner ARCANO. 3rd Middle Park Stakes Gr.1, Newmarket 6f, beaten less than a length by AWZAAN, defeating subsequent Gr.1 winner POET’S VOICE. "He is a lot like his father Oasis Dream - he is very laid back, the same build as him and certainly the best Oasis Dream I've had.” Trainer John Gosden
Fee: £5,000 Oct 1st
OASIS DREAM, Sire of 7 Group 1 winners: AQLAAM (Prix du Moulin de Longchamp), ARCANO (Prix Morny), LADY JANE DIGBY (Großer Dallmayr-Preis Bayerisches Zuchtrennen), MIDDAY (Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf, Yorkshire Oaks, Nassau Stakes, Prix Vermeille), NAAQOOS (Grand Criterium), QUERARI (Premio Presidente Repubbllca), TUSCAN EVENING (Gamely Stakes).
DAM ARABESQUE, 2 wins at 3 including Flying Fillies S. LR. Dam of SHOWCASING; CAMACHO (c by Danehill, 2 wins at 2 and 3 including Sandy Lane S. LR, 2nd Jersey S Gr.3. Sire of Stakes Winners PUFF, ARCTIC FEELING, STAR ROVER), Bouvardia (f by Oasis Dream, 3 wins at 2 and 3, 2nd Flying Fillies S. LR). By ZAFONIC (sire of 2010 Champion 1st Crop Sire Iffraaj). Out of PROPHECY, 3rd top rated 2yo filly in England in 1993, 3 wins at 2 including Cheveley Park S. Gr.1, 2nd Nell Gwyn S.
SHOWCASING winning the Gimcrack. Rated by Timeform as the best performance in the race in nearly 20 years.
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2010 stallion profitability tables An invaluable guide for breeders highlighting the top 20 stallions across the range of fee brackets and how sales results compare to individual fees
year after we first published these tables, the names at the top of our first two lists are unchanged. The yearlings of Oasis Dream have again achieved an average of more than four times their sire’s 2008 covering fee, even when taking into account the fact that we have increased our estimated upkeep costs for a youngster from birth to
yearling sale to £15,000. This is, of course, only an estimated figure and will vary depending on where mares and foals are kept. Oasis Dream’s results this year were garnered from his 2008 covering fee of £30,000. He is one of the few stallions whose 2011 fee has been raised significantly – to £85,000 from £65,000 last year. Right behind him in the top table this
year is Dubawi, whose yearlings sold well in 2009 after his first crop of runners, but were even hotter properties this season owing to their sire’s continued success on the racecourse. He too has had his fee raised, to £55,000 from £20,000 last year, though it was €40,000 when he stood in Ireland in 2008. Nayef has retained his position at the top of
Fee range: £20,000 plus Sire Oasis Dream Dubawi Teofilo Anabaa Shamardal Galileo Elusive Quality Dalakhani Dansili Green Desert Acclamation Authorized Hurricane Run Rock Of Gibraltar Invincible Spirit Selkirk Montjeu Cape Cross Dylan Thomas Manduro
Off 59 43 52 35 58 63 7 40 33 23 81 64 60 88 45 27 35 66 70 64
Sold 52 36 47 30 51 48 7 26 26 15 70 47 48 60 39 18 29 51 53 40
Total £ 6,618,225 3,669,994 4,354,961 1,546,552 2,927,161 11,878,917 669,877 1,679,542 3,555,625 1,094,955 2,972,449 2,050,184 1,783,728 2,434,992 3,224,161 885,145 3,985,390 2,718,506 2,834,103 1,599,316
High £ 666,667 788,382 331,950 248,963 298,755 1,142,857 165,975 307,054 357,143 428,571 186,722 161,905 120,332 161,905 456,432 285,714 500,000 223,810 285,714 124,481
Low £ 5,809 16,598 4,286 4,149 1,660 47,619 9,524 5,714 33,195 5,000 830 2,490 952 3,320 14,938 2,857 9,959 2,857 2,857 2,857
Avg £ 127,274 101,944 92,659 51,552 57,395 247,477 95,697 64,598 136,755 72,997 42,464 43,621 37,161 40,583 82,671 49,175 137,427 53,304 53,474 39,983
Med £ 86,119 67,320 82,988 35,270 52,500 199,170 105,000 49,875 120,750 36,750 30,000 31,500 31,298 33,195 78,750 34,448 105,000 45,150 33,195 35,270
08 Fee 30,000 31,596 31,596 21,327 25,000 118,483 46,411 31,596 75,000 40,000 23,697 25,000 23,697 27,646 59,242 35,000 98,736 39,494 39,494 31,596
In profit 42 27 35 14 31 35 5 14 16 5 27 18 19 22 21 6 13 19 16 14
% *Cost Avg Profit X ‘08 fee 80.8 45,000 82,274 4.24 75.0 46,596 55,349 3.23 74.5 46,596 46,063 2.93 46.7 36,327 15,225 2.42 60.8 40,000 17,395 2.30 72.9 133,483 113,994 2.09 71.4 61,411 34,286 2.06 53.8 46,596 18,002 2.04 61.5 90,000 46,755 1.82 33.3 55,000 17,997 1.82 38.6 38,697 3,767 1.79 38.3 40,000 3,621 1.74 39.6 38,697 -1,536 1.57 36.7 42,646 -2,063 1.47 53.8 74,242 8,429 1.40 33.3 50,000 -825 1.40 44.8 113,736 23,691 1.39 37.3 54,494 -1,190 1.35 30.2 54,494 -1,021 1.35 35.0 46,596 -6,613 1.27
High £ 500,000 138,095 171,429 91,286 149,378 120,000 285,714 123,810 149,378 228,571 190,476 285,714 123,810 165,975 64,730 82,988 74,689 103,734 82,988 49,793
Low £ 2,324 4,315 5,000 3,333 1,660 2,857 830 1,429 6,190 2,075 2,490 664 1,905 2,381 10,788 762 1,245 830 952 830
Avg £ 59,826 41,599 34,842 29,160 28,888 33,515 54,143 26,729 38,189 47,803 47,239 27,201 32,239 33,553 31,534 26,726 20,369 26,994 25,313 18,423
Med £ 35,667 25,628 24,896 24,896 24,896 26,000 38,174 23,237 28,173 40,664 38,850 14,099 27,825 15,750 19,950 23,998 16,598 24,896 17,749 11,204
08 Fee 10,000 11,848 10,000 10,000 10,000 12,000 19,747 10,000 15,000 19,747 19,747 11,848 15,000 15,798 15,470 15,000 11,848 15,798 15,000 11,848
In profit 20 17 21 9 22 17 29 22 15 8 21 5 12 13 3 8 14 10 11 3
% 66.7 47.2 48.8 47.4 46.8 45.9 56.9 48.9 46.9 50.0 51.2 17.9 40.0 37.1 42.9 40.0 27.5 40.0 36.7 30.0
Fee range: £10,000-£19,999 Sire Nayef High Chaparral Exceed And Excel Cockney Rebel Dutch Art Kyllachy Lawman Shirocco Zamindar Azamour Excellent Art King’s Best Singspiel Footstepsinthesand Van Nistelrooy Cadeaux Genereux Verglas Marju Motivator Green Tune
Off 49 47 53 24 59 44 64 65 44 18 61 38 47 46 10 23 63 31 41 15
Sold 30 36 43 19 47 37 51 45 32 16 41 28 30 35 7 20 51 25 30 10
Total £ 1,794,786 1,497,580 1,498,221 554,043 1,357,752 1,240,070 2,761,268 1,202,793 1,222,041 764,849 1,936,794 761,626 967,165 1,174,349 220,735 534,520 1,038,805 674,857 759,378 184,232
*Cost Avg Profit X ‘08 fee 25,000 34,826 5.98 26,848 14,751 3.51 25,000 9,842 3.48 25,000 4,160 2.92 25,000 3,888 2.89 27,000 6,515 2.79 34,747 19,395 2.74 25,000 1,729 2.67 30,000 8,189 2.55 34,747 13,056 2.42 34,747 12,492 2.39 26,848 353 2.30 30,000 2,239 2.15 30,798 2,755 2.12 30,470 1,063 2.04 30,000 -3,274 1.78 26,848 -6,480 1.72 30,798 -3,804 1.71 30,000 -4,687 1.69 26,848 -8,425 1.55
KEY IN PROFIT
X ‘08 FEE
The number of yearlings who sold for more than their sire’s 2008 fee plus an estimated keep fee of £15,000
The percentage of yearlings who sold for more than their sire’s 2008 fee plus an estimated keep fee of £15,000
Average total cost of a yearling by this particular sire, based on his 2008 fee plus an estimated keep fee of £15,000 . This does not take into account potential depreciation of the mare’s value
The average sales price of yearlings by this sire minus the keep fee of £15,000
How many times the stallion’s fee his yearlings average at the sales
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the second table: only around 60% of his yearlings offered were sold but those that did continued to return a decent average compared to his fee of £10,000. The most profitable stallion by average compared to fee is Gilt Edge Girl’s sire, Monsieur Bond, whose 2008 fee of £3,500 dropped to £2,000 last year and is back up to £3,000 for 2011, though the team at Norton Grove Stud, where he stands, offered him at his 2010 fee for quick-thinking breeders who booked their mares to him before the end of October. While the fee multiples are noteworthy, perhaps the most telling figures are the number of yearlings sold compared to the number offered, and the percentage of those yearlings that did actually find a buyer and sold in profit. These statistics do not always make for comfortable reading but the bare facts are here for each breeder to read and digest.
INDUSTRY COMMENT John Lynam, bloodstock economist: “From these 80 stallions, in only 17 cases was the median greater than the
cost of production; that’s frightening. Every breeder should be looking closely at the fees they are facing and making sure they were lower than in 2008. “While there are a lot of good stallions in Britain and Ireland whose fees are trying to reflect their ability, there aren’t enough mares who warrant that level of fee. Having a yearling by a good stallion only ensures your horse gets looked at – you have to have a good-looking yearling to make money.”
book is limited you will consider paying more because you have a better chance of getting into a decent sale. Nayef’s success, despite a moderate 2010, is because Shadwell limited his books at an affordable level. “Some wonderful proven stallions have become too non-commercial to breed from other than racing the offspring whilst only those new stallions priced sensibly could prosper. “Small breeders will become increasingly selective and need to in order to survive.”
Dena Arstall, owner, breeder and ROA Council member: “2010 was always going to be tough but these figures are shocking. “Breeders need to look at how many animals actually made profit when you take into consideration the foal crop of that stallion and that these figures represent the cream of those crops, bar at the top end where breeders will retain stock out of choice rather than necessity. “Stallion fees are still too high. If a
Ed Player, Whatton Manor Stud: “The figures make depressing but not unexpected reading. Whilst everybody will be clamouring for covering fees to be reduced, this is unlikely to happen due to the fact that there is such polaristion on popular stallions. “Most studs will continue to make all their profit from 20% of mares whilst the rest will continue to lose money.”
Fee range: £5,000-£9,999 Sire American Post Intikhab Muhtathir Royal Applause Iffraaj Dark Angel Three Valleys Le Vie Dei Colori Sir Percy Elusive City Hold That Tiger Lando Heliostatic Sleeping Indian Samum Amadeus Wolf Echo Of Light Stormy River Soviet Star Strategic Prince
Off 13 26 35 62 65 68 45 17 30 76 22 28 12 26 14 69 30 35 14 67
Sold 12 21 27 50 61 53 27 13 22 57 18 18 9 20 9 56 16 28 12 45
Total £ 388,382 513,946 794,368 1,666,220 2,110,175 1,501,311 573,641 266,318 607,246 1,225,435 369,295 460,233 145,693 305,173 213,527 1,246,530 224,793 491,168 262,849 887,257
High £ 141,079 90,476 116,183 228,571 152,381 133,333 80,952 120,000 76,190 157,676 62,241 87,619 47,619 57,143 53,112 74,286 74,689 57,143 76,190 73,333
Low £ 4,149 830 2,667 1,600 2,490 830 762 1,429 2,857 664 3,320 6,639 664 830 1,494 2,667 762 4,149 1,826 664
Avg £ 32,365 24,474 29,421 33,324 34,593 28,327 21,246 20,486 27,602 21,499 20,516 25,569 16,188 15,259 23,725 22,259 14,050 17,542 21,904 19,717
Med £ 16,183 17,427 22,407 20,450 26,000 18,000 14,938 9,129 27,825 11,203 19,917 17,013 8,299 11,013 21,577 18,900 4,463 14,108 15,768 11,550
08 Fee 5,529 6,319 7,899 9,000 9,479 7,899 6,000 5,924 8,000 6,319 6,188 7,899 5,134 5,000 7,899 7,899 5,000 6,319 7,899 7,109
In profit 4 7 13 23 33 21 11 3 12 20 5 5 2 7 4 22 4 9 4 14
% 33.3 33.3 48.1 46.0 54.1 39.6 40.7 23.1 54.5 35.1 27.8 27.8 22.2 35.0 44.4 39.3 25.0 32.1 33.3 31.1
*Cost Avg Profit X ‘08 fee 20,529 11,836 5.85 21,319 3,154 3.87 22,899 6,522 3.72 24,000 9,324 3.70 24,479 10,114 3.65 22,899 5,428 3.59 21,000 246 3.54 20,924 -438 3.46 23,000 4,602 3.45 21,319 180 3.40 21,188 -672 3.32 22,899 2,670 3.24 20,134 -3,946 3.15 20,000 -4,741 3.05 22,899 826 3.00 22,899 -639 2.82 20,000 -5,950 2.81 21,319 -3,777 2.78 22,899 -995 2.77 22,109 -2,392 2.77
High £ 50,000 53,112 40,000 112,033 62,241 19,087 34,855 22,407 52,381 105,000 45,643 19,917 85,000 33,333 35,685 62,241 30,000 40,000 62,000 53,112
Low £ 3,800 830 800 3,734 2,905 4,564 9,129 5,394 4,500 952 4,149 2,656 800 3,734 996 2,075 1,200 2,000 373 996
Avg £ 24,705 18,470 16,267 30,159 14,523 10,834 19,917 9,912 22,173 18,539 16,494 10,690 20,543 12,295 11,944 14,749 11,089 14,743 12,839 14,606
Med £ 21,300 12,448 15,500 16,598 8,092 7,469 20,747 7,884 18,750 8,299 11,204 10,788 15,250 9,544 8,925 10,788 7,350 12,000 8,299 12,863
08 Fee 3,500 2,765 2,500 4,739 2,370 1,817 3,949 1,975 4,500 3,949 3,555 2,370 4,739 3,160 3,160 3,949 3,000 4,500 3,949 4,739
In profit 3 8 3 5 2 1 5 1 4 13 3 2 4 2 2 1 2 2 14 9
% 50.0 32.0 50.0 38.5 20.0 11.1 62.5 11.1 50.0 35.1 37.5 40.0 33.3 18.2 16.7 9.1 22.2 22.2 27.5 26.5
*Cost Avg Profit X ‘08 fee 18,500 6,205 7.06 17,765 706 6.68 17,500 -1,233 6.51 19,739 10,419 6.36 17,370 -2,847 6.13 16,817 -5,982 5.96 18,949 968 5.04 16,975 -7,062 5.02 19,500 2,673 4.93 18,949 -411 4.69 18,555 -2,061 4.64 17,370 -6,679 4.51 19,739 804 4.33 18,160 -5,864 3.89 18,160 -6,216 3.78 18,949 -4,200 3.73 18,000 -6,911 3.70 19,500 -4,757 3.28 18,949 -6,110 3.25 19,739 -5,134 3.08
Fee range: £4,999 and under Sire Monsieur Bond Gold Away Misu Bond Orpen Lord Of England Early March Turtle Bowl Indian Rocket Pastoral Pursuits Kodiac Country Reel Trans Island Tagula Camacho Konigstiger Layman Indesatchel Ishiguru Moss Vale Sholokhov
Off 7 27 7 16 14 9 11 12 12 39 9 8 16 11 27 15 17 15 58 45
Sold 6 25 6 13 10 9 8 9 8 37 8 5 12 11 12 11 9 9 51 34
Total £ 148,229 461,761 97,600 392,065 145,228 97,510 159,336 89,212 177,381 685,934 131,950 53,452 246,520 135,248 143,326 162,241 99,798 132,690 654,796 496,597
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Avonbridge by Averti
Cartier Champion European Sprinter in 2005 Sire of more British 2yo winners in the last two seasons than any stallion standing under £12,000, led by Mill Reef hero TEMPLE MEADS. Fee for 2011: £3,500 Oct 1st
Compton Place by Indian Ridge
Champion European 3yo Sprinter and Group 1 sire As Mr Consistent he is renowned for siring fast, tough, classy horses, such as dual Nunthorpe winner BORDERLESCOTT, which return season after season. Fee for 2011: £6,000 Oct 1st
Refuse To Bend by Sadler’s Wells
Unbeaten Gr.1 winner at 2, Champion Miler at 3 The Leading European 3rd crop sire in 2010 with a galaxy of group race stars headed by the brilliant dual Gr.1 classic winner SARAFINA. Fee for 2011: £4,500 Oct 1st SLF
Sakhee’s Secret by Sakhee
Champion 3yo Sprinter in Europe in 2007 The horse described by Timeform as "the best sprinter in Europe" has his first foals this year. Fee for 2011: £5,500 Oct 1st
New for 2011
2007 colt by Oasis Dream – Arabesque (Zafonic)
The fastest Gimcrack winner EVER By outstanding sire Oasis Dream And half-brother to successful sire Camacho. Fee for 2011: £5,000 Oct 1st
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Black clouds loom large Revised levy figure will put even more pressure on an industry in turmoil By MICHAEL HARRIS, CHIEF EXECUTIVE News that the Levy Board’s expenditure budget for 2011 has slipped even further from its August projection of £70 million to £60m is a further blow to the finances of racing. But the decision on how to divide up the much reduced levy (2010 expenditure forecast: £93m) could have been worse for next year’s prize-money projections. The Horsemen’s Group received just a crumb of comfort when the Levy Board decided that the £10m reduction should not be focused entirely on the Horsemen’s Group allocation and instead decided grants to racecourses towards regulation and integrity should also be reduced. Consequently, the board’s allocation to prize-money will be £34m against the 2010 forecast figure of £55m. This means the Horsemen’s Group allocation will be 57% of the Levy Board’s whole expenditure budget against 59% in the current year. The financial blow that will reverberate through the whole of the racing industry could receive some reprieve if the government were to come down in racing’s favour against the betting industry when
they adjudicate on the 50th levy scheme (2011-2012). But, as much as racing is convinced by its case, the Levy Board has no alternative but to set a 2011 budget where, on the basis of the current levy scheme, its expenditure does not exceed forecast income.
Group is working on a new tariff for prize-money” Traditionally, levy money has accounted for around 55% of total prize-money, so the fact that its allocation will reduce by £21m from 2010 to 2011 will have a potentially devastating effect on the industry. However, the Horsemen’s Group is determined that some of this shortfall is made up for by the racecourses’ media rights income, which
has increased very significantly in recent years. To this end, the Horsemen’s Group is now busily working on a new tariff for prize-money that will be recommending levels for each class of race. The Levy Board’s budgeted allocation to regulatory and integrity costs for 2011, which was £22.5m in August, has now been downgraded to £16.4m. Most of this shortfall will impact on the racecourses but it is also likely to have implications for the BHA and may also affect owners who currently pay nearly £7m a year towards the administration of racing through registration fees. Aside from the levy, owners and racecourses are the biggest contributors to the total costs of running racing, and there is likely to be some healthy debate surrounding the 2011 BHA budget as a result of what has happened to racing’s main source of funding. The fallout from the levy debacle has also had consequences for veterinary research, racing’s training and education programmes and breeders’ prizes, all of which have had their funding slashed.
ROA annual membership fee The ROA’s annual membership fee will increase to £210 (including VAT) from January 1. The subscription rate had been frozen for three years, during which time we have introduced the members’ third party liability insurance and boosted the number of places on the Racehorse Badge Scheme for Owners. This year we introduced the Racehorse Owners Compensation Scheme, which enables members to insure for the first time against temporary disability and vets’ costs.
This increase reflects a need for the ROA to invest in technology to ensure we can meet the challenges ahead, and incorporates the increase in the VAT rate to 20% in January. In the coming months we plan to launch a new, muchimproved ROA website, which will incorporate a number of innovative features and enable members to make the most of their benefits of membership.
Bag a bottle You can help the ROA to work for owners by recommending a friend to join the ROA. Members who introduce a friend to the ROA will be sent a bottle of La Reserve Claret 2006, a superb red wine. Call the ROA office on 020 7152 0200 or email email@example.com and quote ‘friend’ with your name and membership number.
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Diary dates and reminders DECEMBER 2 ROA/sportingbet.com Horseracing Awards The London Hilton, Park Lane.
JANUARY 1 Racecourse Badge Scheme for Owners 2011 The new scheme starts on January 1. Contact the ROA on 020 7152 0200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
ROA Vice-President Rachel Hood (fur hat) presents the Gold Standard plaque to Fakenham Chief Executive David Hunter and members of the racecourse staff
All Gold for special Fakenham Fakenham has become the latest course to receive the coveted ROA Gold Standard Award, with a presentation during racing on Friday, October 22, the opening fixture of the Norfolk track’s new season. ROA Vice-President Rachel Hood made the presentation to Chief Executive David Hunter and his team. The track is the 16th current holder of the award. Fakenham’s total prizemoney for the past 12 months stands at more than £370,000. Their executive and sponsorship contributions for the same period amount to 22% of their overall prizemoney pool and, uniquely among Britain’s racecourses, owners are not charged to run their horses at the track. Sally Rowley-Williams, ROA Council member and Gold Standard Committee member, said: “We are very pleased to present
the Gold Standard award to Fakenham Racecourse. It is one of those racecourses that makes horseracing in Britain so special. Fakenham is beloved by followers of National Hunt racing who take great joy in the independent spirit for which the racecourse is so famous. “Fakenham joins other small racecourses, such as Wincanton and Pontefract, and sits alongside major racing venues like Ascot and Newbury, proving that whether a racecourse is big or small, our stable of ROA Gold Standard award holders are all committed to a quality of service to racehorse owners, their horses and stable staff. “David Hunter and his team have worked closely with us to achieve the award. It is well deserved and a fitting testament to the quality raceday experience offered to owners.”
ROA/RCA car park label 2011 The new car park label comes into force, enabling members to park in the owners’ and trainers’ car park at most meetings.
MARCH 15-18 ROA marquee at the Cheltenham Festival Exclusive marquee for members and guests.
JUNE 23 ROA AGM Plus lunch for members and guests at the Hyatt Carlton Tower Hotel, Knightsbridge.
Hunter said: “We are delighted to receive this prestigious award, as we pride ourselves on offering a warm Norfolk welcome to all owners who run their horses here. “This award recognises all of the work undertaken by my team to ensure that we provide great facilities for owners, hostel accommodation, stabling and an excellent racing surface.”
Caracciola deserves credit says owner Long-time ROA member and celebrated public relations guru Piers Pottinger contacted the association recently about his continuing love affair with his splendid recently retired stayer Caracciola, a regular performer on British racecourses for the best part of a decade. “It would be wonderful if there could be a small mention of him at your awards ceremony,” said Pottinger, justifying his request with a eulogy of his equine hero. “Nine seasons with Nicky Henderson, during which he won not only over hurdles and fences, but made racing history to THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER
become the oldest horse to win the Cesarewitch, the oldest horse to win at Royal Ascot, and the oldest horse to win a Listed race, which he did at York aged 12. “You may not feel the older horse category applies to him, although I cannot think why, but surely he deserves some mention for his extended career. “He still has an amazing following on various websites and, as a long-standing member of the ROA, I would be truly thrilled if some mention was made of him.” After such a plea, Piers, how could we refuse?
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ROA member’s tour of the tracks reaches its end Britain’s racecourses have been urged to embrace public transport and local suppliers, discourage excessive drinking and offer more and a higher standard of middle range catering. Racehorse owner Michael Broke (pictured) – a long-standing member of the ROA – spent half of 2010 travelling to Britain’s 37 racecourses that stage Flat racing. Following in the footsteps of Alan Lee of The Times and David Ashforth of the Racing
Post, he made his way to all of the racecourses by bus and train, with the exceptions of Ayr (by air) and Thirsk (by horsebox!). When necessary, he used local taxis. His findings are published in summary and in detail on the ROA’s website, www.racehorseowners.net, under ‘Tour of the Tracks’.
Michael Broke’s views on... Public transport: “It must be in the interests of tracks to encourage more people to come by public transport. They should co-operate with local bus companies to provide special services, whether complimentary or paid. Twelve racecourses do so and more should. Courses must provide information on their websites and should link to bus timetables.” Catering: “Too many racecourses still have nothing between a three-course silver service meal and a burger from a van or a sandwich from a bar. All racecourses should have a carvery or brasserie offering a selection of light dishes. “There is a striking difference between racecourses in the north and the south. The range offered and the value for money at northern racecourses is much better, and this particularly applies to racecourses in Yorkshire catered for by CGC. “At the three ‘London’ racecourses, owned by Jockey Club Racecourses – Sandown, Kempton and Epsom – the range is limited and value for money is poor.”
Community relations: “Racecourses should increasingly involve the local community. Good examples include the farmers’ market at Hamilton; Carlisle’s local food in bars and restaurants as well as its Cumbrian craft fair; and Pontefract’s honouring of a local regiment with a fanfare by buglers.” Viewing: “A big screen is essential nowadays. Too many racecourses – notably some of those owned by Northern Racing and Arena Leisure – do not have one.” Parade rings: “As the horses parade, there should be a commentator in the ring giving the same information to spectators as is provided to television viewers.” Control of drinking: “It is particularly bad at courses that permit racegoers to drink trackside and in the stands. Some don’t allow it – Goodwood, York, Ascot and Newmarket – but Sandown, Epsom, Kempton and Haydock do. Tracks have a responsibility not to encourage binge drinking.”
In Brief Newbury offer continues We are delighted to announce that in 2011 Newbury racecourse will be continuing their policy of allowing two badges for ROA members at every meeting, except Lockinge day and Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup Day, providing members show their Horseracing Privilege photocard. For more information call the ROA office on 020 7152 0200 or Newbury racecourse on 01635 40015.
Betting rule for owners The BHA introduced a new rule in November making it the responsibility of individuals bound by the rules of racing to ensure that no one else shall use an account with a betting organisation maintained in their name to lay any horse to lose. The new rule (A)35.9 has a penalty range of £5,000£20,000 (for further information see newrules.britishhorseracing.com).
Festival badges Badges are on sale for the Cheltenham Festival in March. Discounts apply on badges booked by December 6. The ROA will have an exclusive marquee for member and guests on all four days. Badges will be on sale in the new year.
Sales date change The DBS Premier Yearling Sale will now take place from August 31 to September 1, not as previously stated.
And the winners are... ● Best viewing Sandown and Beverley ● Most attractive Goodwood, Hamilton and Ripon ● Best atmosphere Newmarket Rowley Mile, York, Chester, Windsor and Salisbury ● Best catering York and Southwell ● Best caterers CGC Events of Leeds ● Best journey Windsor (by riverboat) ● Best overall York and Salisbury THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER
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Hazel Woods of Kirtlington Stud was nominated for the Stud Staff Award last year
The Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards 2011 Nominations for the Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards are now open, and will close on January 1. Since the broadening of the nominations process last year, once again anyone within the industry can nominate, and so owners are encouraged to submit their nominations for any stable staff who they feel have made a major contribution to their racing experiences and deserve to be recognised. The 2011 prize fund, generously provided by Godolphin, is £120,000, and the awards are run by the British Horseracing Authority in association with the Racing Post. There are six categories: David Nicholson Newcomer
Award, High Achiever Award, Rider/Groom Award, Stud Staff Award, Dedication to Racing Award, and the NASS Special Merit Award. Nomination forms and guidance notes are available in a variety of ways: ● www.britishhorseracing.com/stablestaff ● www.racingpost.com ● Text “AWARDS” to 07554 400 150 ● Email firstname.lastname@example.org for forms to be sent to you. Alternatively you can write to Amy Sherman, The British Horseracing Authority, 75 High Holborn, London WC1V 6LS or telephone 020 7152 0164.
Thoroughbred Owner & Breeder can now be downloaded as an iPhone App via Itunes. The cost is £1.79 per issue. Racing Post is a must-have free App and delivers fast race results. Digital copies of the newspaper can be purchased online for those on the move or away from home, visit racingpost.com Tattersalls App includes information on withdrawals, catalogue updates, sales results and pedigrees, and allows users to make offers on unsold lots. Details at mobile.tattersalls.com Racing UK has a comprehensive archive facility and users can subscribe to live streaming from the 30 RUK courses. Subscription costs £2 per day, £5 per week or £10 per month – see racinguk.co.uk tvcatchup allows viewers to watch BBC and Channel 4 free with only a 30second delay and live optimised streaming. £4.95 | Octo ber 201 0 | Issue
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DID YOU KNOW? Distribution of total prize-fund received in Flat and jump races: Flat owners collectively receive 80% of prize-money; trainers 7.85%; jockeys 5.78%; stable staff 4.85%. Jumps owners collectively receive 78.25%; trainers 7.85%; jockeys 8.17%; stable staff 5.32%. These figures relate to both win and place money.
Markab hits the mark Markab’s victory in the Betfred Sprint Cup at Haydock saw him become the second ROA/Totesport-sponsored horse to win a Group 1 race this year, following Canford Cliffs’s three top-level successes in 2010. The seven-year-old gelding, trained by Henry Candy, was achieving his sixth career win and third of this season for his owners the Tight Lines Partnership. He is now owned by Mosaic Racing. Another horse worthy of mention is the Peter Makin-trained gelding Kuanyao, who won his sixth race in a row for connections in September. The four-year-old runs in the name of D M Ahier and is jointly owned with Richard Marchant and John Carrington. Member Helen Steel managed four winners in September with four different horses. See www.racehorseowners.net for the full list.
Group 1 success for the Totesport runner
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IF YOUR HORSE HAD SUSTAINED A
SERIOUS TENDON INJURY 2007 WHAT WOULD BE THE CHANCE THAT IT WOULD
STILL BE RACING IN 2010?* 55% of racehorses we treated in 2007 are still racing in 2010
A total of 77% of all the horses treated in
2007 returned to racing with 68% racing four or more times with an average of 8 times.
Of the 55% of horses still in racing in 2010
the average number of races for each horse following their treatment is a total of 14.
War of Attrition came to us in March 2007 showing with a superficial digital flexor tendon injury a week before he was due to defend this Cheltenham Gold Cup he won in 2006. He was with us for 12 weeks and returned with an ‘exercise prescription’ to follow until the new tissue remodeling in the tendon could stand the rigors of training. His post treatment return is a testament to all that dealt with him, lead by trainer Mouse Morris. War clocked up 13 races post-treatment which included four wins, three seconds and two thirds.
A recently published article1 reported on a project funded by The Horse Trust that examined the performance of racehorses returning to racing following a superficial digital flexor tendon injury using the Racing Post Rating (RPR). No significant difference in horse’s performance levels when compared to match controls. It was only after completing five races that significant difference were found. We have been criticized in the past for measuring the ‘success rate’ of our treatment regime by the calculating the percentage of horses that return to racing and remain sound to complete three races. We would argue that following a tendon injury the biggest challenge is to return the horse to racing and then subsequently for that horse to then remain sound to continue its career. When using a performance indicator like the RPR it has to be remembered that many of the horses are away from racing for at least a year and as such a reduction in performance may be expected. 1. ref: Horse Health November/December 2010 2. * in 2007, 22 new cases with significant sdft injuries were treated
War of Attrition: Arguably the best horse we treated in 2007
War of Attrition (left) undergoing a biomechanical analysis during his treatment. Trying to find the cause of the problem is important in order to reduce the chances of a recurrence. Back in action 18 months older (right), following a successfully treatment. Thirteen races completed including a magnificent second place in the Punchestown Gold Cup in April 2010, his final race before a well-earned retirement. Tendonology, experts in treating tendon problems, offers a credible option for the owner of the tendon injured racehorse. Successfully treating racehorses since 2002. Website: www.tendonology.com Tel: 0844 8793374 Mobile: 07718 539910
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Racecourse League Table Ptn Racecourse
Exec + Sponsors (£)
1 Cheltenham JCR 2,993,357 2 Aintree JCR 1,622,264 3 Ascot I 4,107,823 4 York I 2,317,879 5 Epsom Downs JCR 1,297,708 6 Chester I 615,752 7 Haydock Park JCR 1,343,452 8 Goodwood I 1,320,990 9 Hamilton Park I 253,818 10 Sandown Park JCR 1,148,270 11 Ayr I 606,492 12 Musselburgh I 397,114 13 Newmarket JCR 3,063,140 14 Ripon I 273,884 15 Beverley I 269,924 16 Doncaster Arena 1,366,811 17 Newbury I 1,071,481 18 Cartmel I 65,224 19 Salisbury I 237,608 20 Carlisle JCR 230,543 21 Bath North 163,303 22 Newcastle North 360,230 23 Windsor Arena 278,640 24 Newton Abbot I 170,421 25 Thirsk I 187,104 26 Pontefract I 229,851 27 Fakenham I 93,030 28 Stratford-on-Avon I 203,105 29 Chepstow North 275,951 30 Perth I 135,479 31 Wetherby I 147,362 32 Kelso I 137,988 33 Yarmouth North 155,888 34 Leicester Independent 252,377 35 Ffos Las North 217,487 36 Bangor-on-Dee I 147,737 37 Nottingham JCR 151,681 38 Ludlow I 124,757 39 Lingfield Park Arena 609,162 40 Exeter JCR 117,774 41 Catterick Bridge I 117,017 42 Brighton North 93,565 43 Redcar I 130,279 44 Kempton Park JCR 697,877 45 Hexham I 78,137 46 Market Rasen JCR 128,222 47 Warwick JCR 124,187 48 Wincanton JCR 103,037 49 Taunton I 66,056 50 Huntingdon JCR 94,039 51 Fontwell Park North 92,776 52 Folkestone Arena 63,203 53 Uttoxeter North 78,484 54 Worcester Arena 46,436 55 Towcester I 39,439 56 Plumpton I 35,297 57 Sedgefield North 23,635 58 WolverhamptonArena 104,628 59 Hereford North 13,123 60 Southwell Arena 19,091 Total 30,911,387
% of Total
Levy Board (£)
52.4 1,902,057 51.8 1,032,672 46.1 2,675,910 45.5 1,476,282 42.1 906,450 40.2 772,860 38.6 1,587,436 37.2 1,676,354 34.3 410,420 33.5 1,787,292 33.2 942,094 33.0 670,160 33.0 3,220,213 33.0 436,200 32.5 449,960 31.0 1,895,313 27.4 2,125,122 27.1 151,740 26.7 518,532 26.1 559,438 26.0 389,932 26.0 828,050 26.0 639,710 25.9 477,590 25.9 397,260 25.8 562,870 25.1 277,670 25.0 528,585 24.4 724,540 22.2 430,520 22.2 458,270 22.0 440,650 21.9 451,082 21.5 750,552 20.8 729,820 20.3 532,148 20.2 428,000 19.4 470,760 16.5 2,614,200 16.3 531,543 15.8 536,220 15.7 442,420 15.3 416,670 14.8 3,367,965 14.5 406,050 14.2 683,145 14.0 643,440 13.8 555,620 12.8 390,070 12.4 568,430 11.7 623,030 11.2 448,060 8.5 705,110 8.3 410,373 7.3 443,220 6.2 495,880 5.0 398,420 3.5 2,490,922 3.0 360,760 0.9 1,962,940 29.9 54,209,002
% of Total
33.3 811,819 33.0 475,343 30.0 2,059,064 29.0 1,266,154 29.4 853,490 50.4 90,186 45.6 453,145 47.2 513,926 55.4 56,202 52.2 447,236 51.6 249,849 55.8 108,203 34.7 2,851,254 52.6 91,647 54.2 60,507 43.0 1,057,294 54.3 577,493 63.0 24,036 58.2 74,984 63.3 83,130 62.1 59,145 59.7 169,517 59.6 104,983 72.6 5,180 55.0 76,376 63.3 50,584 74.9 0 65.1 66,867 64.1 116,561 70.7 38,938 69.2 55,433 70.3 44,859 63.5 77,380 63.9 118,681 69.9 88,123 73.0 34,778 57.1 95,169 73.3 46,970 70.9 282,450 73.7 70,835 72.6 60,122 74.4 52,689 48.8 277,197 71.3 422,816 75.1 46,336 75.8 81,955 72.3 102,052 74.2 73,507 75.4 37,730 74.8 83,272 78.2 80,406 79.1 51,766 76.2 121,049 73.4 67,191 81.8 53,107 87.3 33,115 83.9 51,482 82.5 260,501 82.7 58,516 89.4 165,705 52.5 15,988,305
% of Total
Total 2009/10 (£)
Total 2008/9 (£)
14.2 5,711,233 5,670,042 15.2 3,130,279 3,333,592 23.1 8,912,297 10,585,303 24.8 5,097,315 4,791,143 27.7 3,080,648 2,952,770 5.9 1,532,548 1,497,417 13.0 3,478,633 3,849,020 14.5 3,551,270 3,752,527 7.6 740,440 830,359 13.1 3,425,798 3,818,262 13.7 1,824,435 2,237,476 9.0 1,201,977 1,388,200 30.7 9,291,107 10,818,410 11.1 828,731 892,205 7.3 829,991 849,650 24 4,407,418 4,687,976 14.8 3,913,096 3,743,557 10.0 241,000 219,400 8.4 890,624 997,499 9.4 883,611 827,265 9.4 627,930 738,886 12.2 1,387,547 1,467,052 9.8 1,073,333 1,193,304 0.8 657,891 674,715 10.6 722,240 734,195 5.7 889,305 1,008,791 0 370,700 404,959 8.2 811,557 951,086 10.3 1,129,552 1,226,323 6.4 608,937 619,089 8.4 662,565 1,223,503 7.2 626,797 589,906 10.9 710,850 842,966 10.1 1,174,610 1,226,026 8.4 1,044,430 380,900 4.8 729,063 701,016 12.7 749,850 812,200 7.3 642,487 680,693 7.7 3,684,812 4,161,795 9.8 721,652 793,636 8.1 738,559 822,436 8.9 594,274 647,877 32.5 853,046 854,000 9.0 4,725,258 4,985,945 8.6 540,323 427,000 9.1 900,822 900,071 11.5 890,179 823,708 9.8 748,664 1,054,057 7.3 517,106 595,326 11.0 760,241 764,799 10.1 796,212 964,392 9.1 566,529 776,660 13.1 925,243 1,026,323 12.0 559,000 705,566 9.8 541,766 623,500 5.8 568,292 504,688 10.8 475,137 471,400 8.6 3,019,851 3,304,422 13.4 436,399 575,335 7.6 2,195,236 2,405,815 15.5 103,350,694 112,051,411
% total Up/ 2008/9 down
49.3 50.1 44.3 42.6 40.4 32.1 34.3 31.3 27.0 27.7 21.5 23.8 27.8 23.7 20.7 29.3 20.2 14.4 21.7 17.5 19.4 15.9 19.8 3.2 19.7 20.1 21.4 21.3 12.1 12.8 29.7 6.6 16.2 19.0 28.0 13.3 12.4 12.0 15.3 5.0 6.6 7.2 10.3 12.3 -5.9 13.5 2.6 16.2 5.6 14.4 8.9 3.1 10.0 0.8 2.4 0.7 19.0 0.6 7.4 3.0 25.4
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In order of racecourses’ percentage contributions to overall prize-money Figures relate to prize-money for the 12-month period November 1, 2009 to October 31, 2010
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 racecourse 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. *Wincanton’s Gold Standard annual renewal was granted as analysis showed that a spate of abandonments had caused its decline below the required 15% threshold. Taking the abandonments into account, Wincanton’s figure is comfortably above the threshold.
RACECOURSE OWNERSHIP KEY JCR Jockey Club Racecourses
North Northern Racing Ltd Arena Arena Leisure Ltd I Independently owned racecourse Gold Standard Award
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FOLLOWING a successful promotional trip in July, BBM once again joined with Tattersalls to visit India from October 18-24, co-hosting functions in Delhi and Pune, and visiting some of the countryâ€™s leading stud farms. With the start of the Tattersalls December Breeding Stock sales just a matter of weeks away, the trip was an excellent opportunity to promote British bloodstock following the lifting of the importation ban earlier this year. Amy Bennett from BBM and Jimmy George and Jason Singh from Tattersalls were joined on the trip by bloodstock agents Richard Frisby and Henrietta Michael, and Grant Harris from Weatherbys.
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of this yearâ€™s four-time Classic winner Jacqueline and triple Group 1 winner Beckett. The group also visited the Poonawalla familyâ€™s Poonawalla Stud, outside Pune, which has long been established as one of Indiaâ€™s leading operations. It has enjoyed success on the international stage with Mystical, who won at the Dubai Carnival, and is home to four stallions, including the Breedersâ€™ Cup Turf runner-up Ace. Khushroo Dhunjibhoyâ€™s Nanoli Stud, also near Pune, is another of Indiaâ€™s top operations, standing several stallions, including the 1996 Group 2 Dante Stakes victor Glory Of Dancer, and the group was treated to another fascinating guided tour. After racing at the Royal Western India Turf Clubâ€™s Pune racecourse on Friday, BBM and Tattersalls hosted another reception in the gardens of Turf Club House, which was attended by around 120 of Indiaâ€™s leading breeders and owners, including Zavaray Poonawalla and Khushroo Dhunjibhoy. The group was also able to speak to many owners and breeders during racing on Saturday afternoon, the final day of Puneâ€™s racing season.
BBM and Tattersallsâ€™ reception in Pune
BBM and Tattersalls co-hosted a function at the British High Commission in Delhi on Tuesday evening which was attended by many leading North Indian breeders and owners. The following day the British delegation visited Sultan Singhâ€™s Sohna Stud, home of Noverre and breeder
Both receptions were an excellent opportunity for the British delegation to meet with a large number of key people in the rapidly expanding Indian racing and breeding industry. Indian buyers have made significant investments in foreign bloodstock in recent years and many breeders and agents are planning a welcome return to the Tattersalls December Sales in Newmarket.
BRITISH-BREDS ON FORM AT CHAMPIONSâ€™ DAY
THE Championâ€™s meeting at Newmarket signifies the last big hurrah of the Flat season and the final running of the Champion Stakes on the Rowley Mile after 133 years added poignancy to this yearâ€™s event. No more fitting a tribute could have been paid to this historic race than Henry Cecil winning it for the second time with Twice Over, and the fourth time in all. Owned and bred by Khalid Abdullah, the five-year-old Twice Over is to remain in training, with the Dubai World Cup next March his likely target. Frankel, winner of the Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes
It was Abdullahâ€™s, Cecilâ€™s and jockey Tom Queallyâ€™s day as a race earlier the much-hyped two-year-old Frankel (Galileo) confirmed his star status by taking the Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes. Many pages will be devoted to him over the winter, but only he will be able to answer the questions when he reappears on a racecourse next spring. Former British-based sire Singspiel ended a superlative day when his son Tastahil won the Group 3 Jockey Club Cup.
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British-breds enjoyed Group 3 success abroad, with Adamantica (Diktat) winning in Italy, Hawkâ€™s Eye (Hawk Wing) in South Africa, and Definightly (Diktat) in France, while Battle Of Hastings (Royal Applause) won a Grade 3 in the US. Dubawiâ€™s remarkable season continued when his sons Prince Bishop and Worthadd won the Group 3 Prix du Prince dâ€™Orange and Group 2 Premio Ribot respectively.
BBM will again be hosting the December Sales Marquee at Tattersalls throughout the December Breeding Stock sale. At last yearâ€™s December sales, the marquee provided a welcome venue for many overseas buyers seeking assistance during their visit to Newmarket.
The marquee is open to all visitors to the sales, offering assistance, advice and light refreshments. Open daily from 9.30am6pm, the marquee will be available from Wednesday, November 24 to Thursday, December 2. On Sunday, November 28 it will be open from 12-4pm. Photographer Amanda Lockhart will be signing copies of her new book The Art of the Race in the BBM Marquee on November 29-30. Lockhartâ€™s book tells the story of horseracing â€œfrom start to finish, from a racehorseâ€™s conception to the highs and lows of action on the trackâ€?. It features photos from some of Britainâ€™s most famous stud farms, training yards and racecourses.
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Be there... DECEMBER 4 Tingle Creek Steeplechase, Sandown Park Christmas carols and Grade 1 racing, a perfect way to kick off the festive season.
DECEMBER 26 King George VI Chase, Kempton Park Ditch the turkey sandwiches and get down to Kempton for a chance to see history being made if Kauto Star bids for a record fifth victory in the race.
JANUARY 1 Dipper Novices’ Chase, Cheltenham New Year’s Eve in the Cotswolds is top class and what better way to nurse the hangover than with a glass of mulled wine at jumps HQ.
JANUARY 23 Irish Champion Hurdle and Arkle Novices’ Chase, Leopardstown A weekend in Europe’s party capital topped off by a day at the races to witness two top-class Grade 1 events sure to unearth a few key clues for the Cheltenham Festival.
Talking Point Who is the most exciting new stallion for 2011? Kate Grimwade Darley pre-training manager
“With the phenomenal start Dubawi has made, we must all be excited by the arrival of his first son at stud in the shape of dual Group 1 winner Makfi. I believe the super fast Equiano to be the best value stallion, though, retiring to stud next year. Very few sprinters manage to beat their older counterparts as three-yearolds. The stud record of those who have is most impressive – Danehill, Oasis Dream and Pivotal to mention three. “Equiano appears to have outrun his pedigree, but I am confident that will not stop him from following in the footsteps of his champion first-season sire and grandsire Acclamation and Royal Applause.”
Learning about racing at Bristol University A nyone up with the lark to watch the coverage of last month’s Melbourne Cup would have been forgiven for choking on their cornflakes – twice. Not only was the usually sun-baked Australian showpiece run under a rain cloud to rival Listowel on a good day in July, but perhaps more surprising was the average age of the crowd crammed into every shot. Okay, so even the top UK festivals manage to lower the age demographic by a couple of years and up north they certainly start young in the champagne bars, but in Australia they take it to another level. For the Aussies, a trip to the races is one of the social events at the forefront of young people’s agendas, along with surfing and sunbathing. While we Brits may have to suffice with watching Home And Away to get our sun and surf fix, getting people interested in racing at an early age is something we
Ed Walker Trainer
“I think Makfi ticks all the boxes, particularly as he has a stallion’s pedigree. He is out of a half-sister to Alhaarth and is by Dubawi, who has made a phenomenal start to his stud career, having sired 14 individual Group winners, four of which came at the top level. He also proved himself to be a top-class racehorse who was extremely versatile, winning his Group 1s under varying ground conditions.”
Claire Harrison Yearling manager at Bloomsbury Stud
“Showcasing is a very good looking horse by sire-of-themoment Oasis Dream. He hails from a speedy Juddmonte family and was an impressive Gimcrack winner at two.”
William Knight Trainer
“I think Rip Van Winkle is an obvious one but I do think Equiano could be exciting. I think he will be very commercial for breeders and should get precocious types.”
can learn from our Antipodean cousins. Banging the drum from within the walls of BHA HQ is not going to cut it, but luckily students at Bristol University are leading the way through the organisation of the Bristol Turf Club. Tom Blanshard, son of Lambourn trainer Michael, is one of the founders of the club, set up to unite students with an interest in the sport while drawing in new recruits through social events and trips to the races and local training centres. While alcohol is a key component of any successful student event, Blanshard is keen to point out that the aim is not just to create an alternative backdrop for social events, but to help people better understand the sport. A recent trip organised by the club saw a group of 60 students, consisting of a mixture of newcomers and experienced punters, descend on Newbury for a day at the races, with education high on the agenda.
WHAT’S HOT The Flat Jockeys’ Championship There was one winner, but full marks to new champion Paul Hanagan and runner-up Richard Hughes. Golden girl The sensational Goldikova proved she is 24-carat gold with a record-breaking third win in the Breeders’ Cup Mile. Ballydoyle-bound So You Think High Chaparral’s NZ-bred five-time Group 1 winner is coming to Europe.
WHAT’S NOT Premature stallion retirement Exceptional circumstances aside, should we really be so hasty in packing two-year-olds off to stud? The fallen champion Agony to watch the mighty Zenyatta’s first ever defeat made all the more painful by Mike Smith’s overuse of the whip. Huge sales catalogues 12-hour days at the Tattersalls Horses In Training Sale is bad for buyers but worse for those up early to look after the horses.
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Q&A WILL DUFF-GORDON is a shareholder and co-founder of a global financial information business, while his keen interest in racing encouraged him to run for ROA Council
Education – with a pint – was the aim
Blanshard said: “We tried to encourage people to actually follow the racing as opposed to just spending the day in the bar and explained what they should look for in a horse, both on the racecard and in the paddock. On the whole this was very well received with lots of people having a punt on their ‘pick of the paddock’. We had a lot of positive feedback and people asking to go again, which is very encouraging.”
Beyond the racecourse A question frequently asked of racecourses and industry bodies is how they propose to capture the interest of crowds regularly sucked into a day at the races under the guise of a pop concert, ale festival or fashion show. Managing to extend people’s enjoyment beyond the racecourse is challenging, but Blanshard and his fellow organisers are conscious that racing needs to stay at the forefront of people’s minds even when they are engaging in much more familiar pursuits. “We are planning to run a big ‘social’, in the format of a bar crawl in teams of three, with each bar representing a jump and the finish line a club where we all meet at the end of the race,” he said. “The theme is horse names. We are also running another ten-to-follow competition, which was a big success last year. It is great to get people thinking about the jumps season and I am sure this year will have its fair share of takers again.” Given the relatively limited funds available to students, the team rely on running events such as these not only to generate more interest in the sport but also to enable them to discount the price of tickets and cover the costs of bus hire for future events. It seems it’s not only our Australian friends who can teach us a thing or too about promoting the sport; the students at Bristol University are doing a pretty good job themselves. THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER
What sparked your interest in racing? My uncle bred and owned lots of jump horses, including Party Politics. But I became really hooked when my parents gave me a tiny share in a horse with Kim Bailey for my 21st birthday. Training fees weren’t included!
outright new owners year-on-year before passing judgement, but the key is to retain new owners regardless of how successful their first foray is. I have some ideas here. My hunch is that Flat racing lags the National Hunt game regarding new owners and this needs fixing.
How are you involved in the sport? I have run partnerships in my spare time for ten years, with both Flat and jumps horses in the UK and Ireland, with Ben Hanbury, Brian Meehan, Henry de Bromhead and Kim Bailey.
What steps could be taken to improve the experience for owners? Many owners can’t get to see their horse as often as they would like and it isn’t ideal if the only way to get a progress report is to ring a trainer’s mobile. I’d like to see more use made of the web and technology to help owners feel part of things. Also, the paperwork and admin for owners can surely be cut down. I’d like to see the owners get more attention: too much emphasis is on trainers and jockeys, yet it is owners who keep the whole thing going, for little reward. Raceday transport costs should be paid for by the racecourse.
Which aspects of the industry capture your interest? The thrill of watching your own horse run is hard to beat. It is full of great people and is endlessly fascinating. It is one of very few sports where anyone can participate. Cheap horses can be as fast as expensive horses. Everyone has the same evidence regarding horses for sale and the chance to pick out a champion is a great challenge open to all. What issues would you like to see addressed by the ROA Council? The ROA is already working hard on behalf of the owners it represents. But if the ROA can benefit from some younger blood and insight from more people who do not work day-to-day in racing, I would be delighted to help. Prize-money is already being fought for, but there are plenty of easier things to improve to make owning a racehorse more enjoyable and sustainable.
Is there anything racing could do better to attract more young people in particular? Racing For Change has some good ideas about raising awareness at universities. Those of my friends who followed racing at school still do today, so lessons can be learned here and acted upon. I think racing can be made more approachable for newcomers and that is something I’d like to help bring about.
Do you think the industry is doing enough to attract new owners to the sport? I’d love to know the number of
1992 Grand National winner Party Politics was bred by Duff-Gordon’s uncle
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TBA FORUM The special section for TBA members
Active political lobbying brings results for the TBA High-level meetings with the Minister of State for Agriculture and Food point to progress for British breeders on UK Rural Development Funding Ministerial time seems to be particularly short at the moment and the racing and breeding industry was fortunate to be able to secure two half-hour briefings with the Rt Hon James Paice MP, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food, for both the British Horse Industry Confederation (BHIC), of which the TBA is a member, and a separate dedicated meeting with TBA representatives to discuss thoroughbred breeding industry concerns. The BHIC delegation included representatives from the sports and leisure horse industry, equine trade and veterinary professions, as well as racing and breeding. In keeping with an overall theme of securing support for the horse industry on a wider scale, disease surveillance and responsibility, and cost sharing were covered at length. Other representatives were keen to establish the minister’s view on passport issues, the licensing of para-professionals and implications for horse welfare. Recommendations from the government’s responsibility and cost sharing review are due to be published soon. The minister reiterated his personal view that a levy on owners was unlikely and accepted that the thoroughbred industry already commits considerable funding to surveillance and research. TBA Chairman Kirsten Rausing and Chief
Executive Louise Kemble held a separate meeting with the minister to raise the profile of the TBA at ministerial level within the new government, demonstrating that the TBA is an active lobbyist in this sector. Securing the new government’s support for access to UK Rural Development Funding (Axes 1) for the breeding industry has been on the TBA’s agenda for some time. Despite continued lobbying, British breeders have been excluded from this funding by the last government, although funding has been readily accessed by breeders in France and Spain. With the next funding round due to be considered by the new government, it was an opportune moment to press our case. The TBA received a positive response and has some routes we can now follow on European Union funding options. The TBA Chairman also stressed the importance the TBA attaches to maintaining the Tripartite Agreement (TPA), to allow the free movement of high-value horses between the UK, Ireland and France, and the minister gave assurances that the TPA will be retained. The TBA also highlighted the disease threats to trade and welfare posed by the poorly regulated movement of non-thoroughbreds from Continental Europe into the UK. Government officials explained that the improved controls and restrictions placed by the EU on the movement of horses, specifically from Romania earlier this year, as a result of pressure from Britain and other European members, has resulted in a reduction in positive cases. More work will be needed in terms of education of the disease possibilities posed by importation of high-risk horses into
TBA Chairman met with James Paice MP
Britain, and the enforcement of penalties for importers ignoring the regulations, but on a more positive note DEFRA officials reported that their surveillance of known dealers has shown trends which will be addressed, together with colleagues from France and Belgium, to reduce the number of unregulated equine movements within the EU. In response to the first stages of DEFRA’s recent consultation into changes in the animal export process to Third World countries, the TBA’s representatives noted that, unlike the other species involved in the consultation, horse exports do not fall into the food producing categories and the majority are for competition and breeding purposes. The TBA, on behalf of the industry, therefore requested a specialist approach, which was accepted by officials who were keen to keep the equine industry within the consultation, but accepting of the different challenges this would present. This has already progressed, with the TBA invited to participate in discussion relating to export requirements for new markets in China. In closing, the minister was at pains to point out that the DEFRA budget would be cut by 33% over the next four years and that resources would be constrained with limited support for equines. Despite this, the TBA will continue to work through the professional relationship we enjoy with the minister and officials, remaining best placed to represent the interests of our members.
Deserved recognition for Kate Burrell
Joe Grimwade presents Kate Burrell with her award at the Rowley Mile
November’s Stud Staff Award winner is Kate Burrell of Old Mill Stud, Chippenham, Ely. Having joined the stud straight from college, eight years later she is a highly valued and important member of the small team there. Owner David Shekells describes Kate as being a dedicated and thorough
professional who loves her horses and “just gets on with things”. She has been a great support at all times and pays particular attention to helping young trainees on the stud. Kate fully deserves to be recognised by the industry for the contribution she makes to the success of Old Mill Stud.
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Two stallion nomination schemes for top NH mares Despite the considerable reduction in the level of the Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) funds available for Breeders’ Prizes, the TBA National Hunt Committee will maintain support for the award for vouchers to encourage British based highclass National Hunt race mares to be covered by British National Hunt stallions in 2011. In addition, leading British National Hunt studs have agreed to provide a number of free nominations to their newer stallions to mares with an official rating in excess of 130, or who were 120+ rated black type hurdles or chase winners, since January 2006. This incentive is available only to TBA members. Owners of eligible mares will be contacted by the TBA and asked to choose three stallions in order of preference. Only a limited number of nominations can be provided to each stallion and these will be allocated in descending order of highest rating. These free nominations must be requested through the TBA office at Stanstead House.
Diary dates SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5 NH Stallion Parade at Kelso Racecourse TBA members can enjoy the stallion parade followed by a buffet lunch and great racing on Borders National Day for just £25. Prebooking is necessary. Please contact Louise Grey at Kelso Races Ltd for further information.
DECEMBER 7-9 TBA Stud Farming Course This annual three-day course takes place at the British Racing School in Newmarket and features presentations from prominent equine veterinary surgeons and industry experts, together with visits to a leading Newmarket stud farm and veterinary hospital. The course provides a unique opportunity to update knowledge formally, and informally through meeting other delegates. For information and to register please contact Christine Standley on 01638 661321 or email@example.com
FEBRUARY 14, NEWMARKET BHA Health and Safety Seminars Contact Caroline Turnbull at the TBA for further information.
One of the foals from the inaugural year of the NH Mare Voucher Scheme; Chomba Womba with her Kayf Tara filly
The following studs will be participating in the scheme and the TBA National Hunt Committee is very grateful for their support Beechwood Grange Stud
Dairy House Stud
VICTORY NOTE, CROSSPEACE
DR MASSINI, BACH
RAINBOW HIGH, DENOUNCE
BEAT ALL, CENTRAL PARK
The National Stud
Pitchall Farm Stud
Shade Oak Stud
*BLACK SAM BELLAMY, FAIR MIX
*LUCARNO, BOLLIN ERIC, ERHAAB
INDIAN DANEHILL, REVOQUE
FEBRUARY 2 AND 3 Newmarket Open Stud Day and TBA Stallion Parade With the aim of offering breeders in Britain and abroad the opportunity to see a wider selection of British-based stallions together in one place, BBM is organising visits to Newmarket studs on the eve of the TBA stallion parade. For details, contact Amy Bennett on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01638 675940. The following day, prior to the February Sale, the TBA, in conjunction with Tattersalls, will hold its popular stallion parade. Following the parade, all stallions will be available for individual viewings. For further details contact Pauline Stoddart at the TBA on email@example.com or 01638 661321.
TBA NEW MEMBERS T H Barma Esq, London. J M Harvey Esq, Surrey. Mrs M Hope, Buckinghamshire. Mrs J N Humphreys, Somerset. R D E Marriott Esq, Bedfordshire. Ms S McNicholas, London. Mrs S Moorcroft, Suffolk. G Robinson Esq, Cambridgeshire. Anatoli Velikov Esq, Suffolk.
*subject to confirmation by stallion owner
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While the TBA will make every effort to contact owners of eligible mares, if you believe that your mare is eligible for the scheme and you would like to participate, please ensure that we have your details by contacting TBA NH Committee member Bryan Mayoh at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01947 811422 (5.30-7.30pm)
There’s still time to order the TBA recipe book for the perfect stocking filler. Place your order by December 15 (minimum donation of £5 per book, cheques payable to Cancer Research UK).
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Breeders’ Prizes Flat HBLB Breeders’ Prizes worth £448 or more Breeder
Mrs N A Ward Dukes Stud & Vanquish Bloodstock Ltd J B Haggas Bond Thoroughbred Corporation
5,376 3,072 2,688 2,112
The Queen Cheveley Park Stud Ltd
J Green & Sons Wellsummers Farm & Hammarsfield BS Marston Stud Mr D A Yardy R C Bond Mascalls Stud Hascombe & Valiant Studs Ashbrittle Stud S A Douch Darley S P Tindall London Thoroughbred Services Ltd Dulverton Equine M L Al Basti A H Bennett J Gompertz Sherwoods Transport Ltd Ptarmigan Bloodstock Limited M J Watson Stowell Park Stud M Kerr-Dineen A B Phipps Coln Valley Stud Mr And Mrs P Trant & Mrs J G Davis Bearstone Stud R D And M Close Whitsbury Manor & Pigeon House Stud
1,280 1,152 1,152 1,152 1,024 1,024 1,024 960 960 896 896 896 896 896 896 768 768 640 640 640 512 512 512 512 512 448 448 448
Based on date money was paid
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Conkwell Grange Stud Ltd Mrs D P G Flory R F Broad Taker Bloodstock M C And Mrs Yeo A E Price C Humphris D Brace Helshaw Grange Stud Ltd & E Kent Mr R T Crellin Lewis Caterers Cotswold Stud Mrs M H Bowden
3,072 3,072 3,072 1,664 1,664 1,664 800 800 *665 *665 *320 *320 *320
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15/10/2010 23/10/2010 24/10/2010 01/10/2010 12/10/2010 23/10/2010 10/10/2010 10/10/2010 06/10/2010 24/10/2010 06/10/2010 07/10/2010 02/10/2010
Cheltenham Aintree Aintree Hexham Huntingdon Aintree Ffos Las Ffos Las Ludlow Aintree Ludlow Exeter Fontwell Park
*Indicates second tier (40% of Breeders' Prize) See the table of revised breeders' prizes effective as of August 2 on the TBA website, www.thetba.co.uk
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ARCHIPENKO First foals in 2011
GR.1 WINNING LEADING INTERNATIONAL MILER AND ONE OF THE BEST BRED HORSES AT STUD By KINGMAMBO out of a Stakes winning 3 ⁄4 sister to NUREYEV and half-sister to Champion 2-y-o FAIRY BRIDGE (dam of SADLER’S WELLS). ARCHIPENKO is half-brother to the dam of BLAME (triple Gr.1 winner in 2010 including Gr.1 Breeders’ Cup Classic, Champion Older Horse in the USA)
HERNANDO TRIPLE CLASSIC SIRE OF 6 INDIVIDUAL GR.1 WINNERS TO DATE His 2010 successes include Gr.1 winner RAINBOW PEAK, and Group/Stakes winners ALIANTHUS x2, AKDARENA x2, GITANO HERNANDO x2, HARRIS TWEED x2 and AMARE.
SELKIRK CHAMPION AND CLASSIC SIRE OF 12 INDIVIDUAL GR.1 WINNERS TO DATE His 2010 successes include Group/Stakes winners AKMAL, ANNOUNCE x2, CITYSCAPE x2, GARDENING LEAVE, PERKS, TRANQUIL TIGER, and the Gr.1 placed DARYAKANA.
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UNBEATEN CHAMPION 2-Y-O AND CLASSIC WINNING CHAMPION 3-Y-O The only horse in the last 18 years to have had the speed to win over 6f as a 2-y-o & the class to win the Derby at 3. First crop yearlings made 80,000gns, 78,000gns, 72,000gns, 50,000gns, £40,000, etc, averaging 4 times his 2008 stud fee. (17 sold to 14/10/2010)
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SPECIAL MERIT/BREEDER OF THE MONTH OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2010
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Laundry Cottage Stud north of the border? The answer is that Colin hails from Greenock and he cannot speak too highly of his involvement with the racecourse.
BREEDER OF THE MONTH
Wootton Bassett has earned connections ÂŁ524,455 in 2010
The Wiltshire town of Wootton Bassett, now indelibly linked with the repatriation of fallen heroes from the war in Afghanistan, has a happier connotation too, being the name of one of the star two-year-olds of the season. Unbeaten in five starts culminating with the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (the former Grand Criterium run on Arc day), Wootton Bassett has earned his breeders, Colin and Melba Bryce of Laundry Cottage Stud Farm (formerly Node Stud) at Codicote, near Hitchin, in Hertfordshire, the Special Merit award for October/November. â€œWe have 95 acres and we bought the place in 1992, although we didnâ€™t start breeding until 2004 â€“ it used to be a successful stud when owned by the Brassey family,â€? said Colin Bryce, a City businessman whose daughter Gina is a member of the TBAâ€™s Next Generation Committee. The Bryces received ÂŁ46,000 for Wootton Bassett at last yearâ€™s St Leger Sales when consigned by Jamie Railton. He is the third winner from the first three foals bred by the Bryces out of Balladonia, all trained by Richard Fahey. The other pair are the multiple scorers Mister Hardy and Mister Laurel, the latter also scoring in October. A winner and Listed-placed, Balladonia was bred in partnership by Penny van Straubenzee and there is more to this than meets the eye. The mare is by Primo Dominie, by Dominion, by Derring-Do. The latter pair both stood at Aston Park Stud in Oxfordshire and in DerringDoâ€™s time, Penny (then Mrs Jeremy Willder) managed the family stud. Sold out of training by her breeder, Paul Mellon, for 16,500gns in December 1993, Susquehanna Days, the dam of Balladonia, died aged 20 when foaling this spring. Her half-sister, Early Rising, produced two top performers in Silver Patriarch (St Leger) and Papineau (Gold Cup). At present, Balladonia has a yearling filly by Kyllachy, who realised joint top price of ÂŁ120,000 at the DBS Premier Yearling Sale, and a colt foal by Kheleyf, who will be sold as a yearling. She is carrying to Aqlaam. Bryce also recalls that he had the chance of buying the current juvenile Katla, out of Balladoniaâ€™s first foal, Bratislava. He said: â€œWe were offered her by her Irish owner, trainer and breeder, John Grogan, and she went on to win this yearâ€™s Rockingham Stakes at York.â€? Since 2007, Laundry Cottage Stud has sponsored the Firth of Clyde Stakes, the two-year-old Listed race run at the Ayr Gold Cup meeting in September. Why would the Bryces want to be associated with a race
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It was a timely acquisition when Chris Harper of Whitsbury Manor Stud bought Nancy Ralphsâ€™s breeding stock (Downclose Stud) in a private deal in 2005. One of the mares involved was Tahara and that autumn her son Godfrey Street, by the Whitsbury resident Compton Place, won the Group 2 Flying Childers Stakes. Now, to Compton Placeâ€™s erstwhile stud companion Monsieur Bond, Tahara has produced the Prix de lâ€™Abbaye de Longchamp heroine Gilt Edge Girl, to give Whitsbury the final Breeder of the Month award for the Flat season, for which they win six sacks of Blue Chip Original feed balancer and some Blue Chip clothing. Retained for 22,000 guineas by her breeder and his associates at last yearâ€™s Tattersallsâ€™ December Sale, Gilt Edge Girl features as lot 1,482 at the 2010 renewal.
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VET FORUM: THE EXPERT VIEW By JAMES TATE BVMS MRCVS
Why teeth require constant attention Better care equals better performance, so don’t ignore your horse’s mouth! Teeth require treatment once or twice a year, and here is our expert’s guide
t is important to look after the horse’s teeth for two main reasons. First, they are needed for eating and digesting food, and second, because sharp teeth, or the presence of wolf teeth, can make a horse difficult to ride. As a result, the veterinary surgeon or ‘equine dental technician’ should be called out once or twice a year to keep them in full working order. Most equine dental work is carried out on a routine, preventative basis by either a veterinary surgeon or an equine dental technician. It is difficult for most people to assess whether a horse’s teeth require attention because the cheek teeth, which cause most of the problems, are hard to view as they are positioned well back inside the mouth and they are also hard to feel without being bitten. There are occasions, however, when it is obvious that a horse may have a problem with its teeth because it is struggling to eat or ‘hanging’ at exercise.
How many teeth does a horse have?
An adult horse has at least 36 teeth – 12 front ‘incisor’ teeth and 24 cheek teeth. However, most older males also have canine teeth (often referred to as ‘tushes’ or ‘tusks’) which are found just behind the front teeth and rarely cause any problems. Some horses also have
Sir Gerry brings his teeth into play in a last-ditch attempt to beat Delegator!
A diagram showing the position of the horse’s teeth
‘wolf’ teeth, which are found just in front of the cheek teeth exactly where the horse’s bit sits and can therefore cause problems such as hanging. Like most mammals, horses have two sets of teeth – temporary ‘milk’ teeth and
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Examination of the horse’s mouth Horse’s mouths are not easy to access for obvious reasons, therefore a large metal gag is used to carry out a full examination and a lot of the actual dental work. The vet or dental technician will gain a full picture of the horse’s mouth using sight, smell and feel, and occasionally an x-ray may be necessary in order to acquire more information about a specific tooth, for example an infected or fractured tooth.
Front teeth The horse’s front incisor teeth are by far the easiest to examine. There are six upper and six lower front teeth – two central incisors, two intermediate incisors and two corner incisors. Their function is simply to bite off coarse food such as hay or grass. Whilst they are not as important as the cheek teeth, they are extremely useful when ageing young horses. The central two permanent teeth come through at two and a half years, the intermediates at three and a half years and the corner teeth at four and a half years. After this, the horse’s age can still be estimated by the wear present on the surface of the teeth. Significant problems with these front teeth are rare, but if they occur it is relatively easy
A full examination of a horse’s mouth requires the use of a large metal ‘gag’
to remove them because they are easy to see and access.
Cheek teeth The most important teeth are the wellhidden cheek teeth, of which there are 24 in the normal adult horse, equally made up of premolars and molars. They work as
grinding blades to chew and macerate food in the first important stage of digestion. Equine cheek teeth continue to ‘grow’ up until approximately 25 years of age because otherwise the coarse, fibrous material that the horse is designed to eat (e.g. grass and hay) would wear down the teeth too quickly.
The horse’s cheek teeth require regular rasping A young horse’s front teeth. As his permanent central front incisor teeth have come through but not his permanent intermediate or corner incisor teeth, he can be said to be approximately three years of age. His temporary lower corner tooth has been injured (red circle) and had to be removed, but the permanent tooth will still come through as normal when he is approximately four and a half years old
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A selection of front teeth that illustrate how the wear on the surface can be used to estimate a horse’s age. The youngest tooth, on the far left, is hardly worn and so the black marks are obvious, whereas the marks have been worn away in the older tooth on the far right
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VET FORUM Caps The temporary ‘milk’ premolar cheek teeth are commonly referred to as ‘caps’. These usually become loose as the permanent premolar teeth come through between two and three years of age. Sometimes the caps fall out of their own accord but on other occasions they have to be removed. Young horses of this age often require extra dental attention as the permanent tooth comes through to fill the gap left by the temporary cap, otherwise the opposing tooth can overgrow as it has nothing to grind against.
Due to the way in which the horse grinds its food, moving its jaw from side to side, the upper cheek teeth tend to become sharp on the outside and lower cheek teeth tend to become sharp on the inside. The photograph on the left was taken before rasping and the one on the right after rasping
However, most thoroughbreds are fed a lot of soft, high-energy food, which means that their teeth are not ground down as quickly as they grow and hence they require regular rasping. A horse with perfectly matching cheek teeth will require only occasional dental work. However, the majority of horses’ teeth do not meet perfectly and hence they will develop sharp edges and hooks. Left untreated, these problems can cause difficulty eating, weight loss and hanging. Teeth are usually rasped once or twice a year, although horses with poor jaw conformation, such as a ‘parrot mouth’ (where the upper teeth are positioned in front of the lower teeth), may require rasping even more regularly. Due to the way in which the horse grinds its food, moving its jaw from side to side, the upper cheek teeth tend to become sharp on the outside and the lower cheek teeth tend to become sharp on the inside. However, it should be remembered it is possible to remove too much tooth when rasping over-enthusiastically, particularly when using power rasps – the horse’s top and bottom cheek teeth are not designed to be completely smooth, otherwise they will not act as an effective grinding surface. If the outside of the upper cheek teeth are left sharp for too long, they can cause painful wounds inside the cheeks which make the horse favour one side of its mouth more than the other and so hang at exercise. Treatment of such problems involves addressing the mouth wounds, rasping the sharp edges until they are smooth and
taking appropriate action with regard to the horse’s bit. Sometimes it may be necessary to change the horse’s bit for a straight rubber bit, or perhaps in severe cases a Hackamore or bitless bridle might be used, at least until the wounds have healed. Cheek teeth can also suffer from infections and fractures, for which the treatment is removal of the affected tooth. However, the veterinary surgeon needs to be certain of the diagnosis because removing one of these large cheek teeth should not be undertaken lightly. Some cheek teeth can be removed under sedation but usually the horse has to undergo a general anaesthetic for the procedure because it can be hard to be sure that the entire tooth has been removed unless the horse has been knocked out.
Wolf teeth are the rudimentary first upper premolar teeth. Not all horses get them but when present they are found in front of the upper cheek teeth. The wolf tooth is the most common individual tooth to cause pain because it is found exactly where the bit sits and hence most people remove them, particularly if a horse shows any sign of pain or hanging. A special metal instrument is used to cut the gum around the tooth and the loose tooth is then easily extracted whilst the horse is restrained, either using a twitch or mild sedation. Care must be taken not to snap the tooth root, otherwise the remaining portion can be difficult to remove.
Conclusion In summary, teeth are very important, both from a riding and eating/digestion perspective. Wolf teeth and sharp upper cheek teeth can cause horses to hang at exercise and the presence of sharp edges, hooks or an uneven grinding surface can cause them to have difficulty eating and lose weight. As a result, horses’ teeth generally require attention every six to 12 months and are yet another part of the thoroughbred that cannot be ignored.
On the left is a photograph of a horse’s mouth showing two wolf teeth. Wolf teeth are usually removed using a special instrument called a burgess
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John Ward – a lifetime in racing
HE Lifetime in Racing award is a series of 12 races that Racing Welfare annually funds to highlight careers dedicated to racing and the Thoroughbred horse. Each year the Charity provides the opportunity for people who have worked for 30 years or more to have a race named in their honour and a trophy presentation is made to them, usually by a former employer. The latest Lifetime award was held at Fakenham for John Ward and is one of the most poignant presentations in the series’ history. John Ward came to racing late, having never ridden a horse until his 26th birthday. He made up for lost time gaining experience working with trainers such as George Prodromou, Brian Smart and AP Usher. This “died in the wool good ol’ Norfolk boy” became renowned as a fearless horseman, particularly adept at working with youngsters and respected for his quiet manner with both animals and people. After a full time career, John decided on a change of pace and started work, part time, as a yard man on the Bloom family’s point to point yard at Wymondham. John’s story is like all Lifetime in Racing recipient’s; one which features tales of good horses looked after, winners, and losers, led up and a life spent grafting hard out of the limelight. The good news story ended tragically in April this year, on Grand National day. John received a horrific kick from one of his horses that has left him paralysed from the chest down. His plight was referred to Racing Welfare and since then John has been receiving support from Stella Cornell one of the Charity’s Welfare Officers in Newmarket. John is currently awaiting to move into a bungalow that is specially adapted to cater for wheelchair access. The kitchen has been kitted out to enable him to continue cooking for himself from his wheelchair and with the support of the Bloom family and Racing Welfare John is looking forward to getting out racing again. John’s Lifetime in Racing Award was received by his
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daughter Hayley at Fakenham on the 22nd October; John sadly was unable to attend in person due to his ongoing recovery. The Bloom family who presented the award were delighted that his services to racing have been recognised in this way, and are determined to aid the Racing Welfare team in helping John to recover from this terrible accident. Money raised at the Fakenham day went directly to a restricted fund for injured stable staff, anyone wishing to support this fund should contact Richard Negus 01638 560763 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mobile cash dispensers The Welfare team at Racing Welfare are called upon to give a number of talks each year to a wide range of organisations and groups. For example each intake of students at the BRS, NRC or National Stud receives a lecture highlighting the help that they can receive from the Charity throughout their careers in racing, and the trainers, assistant trainers and racing secretaries are also given lectures on the role of the Charity as part of their course. The Charity’s head of Welfare, Terri Griffiths MBE, was called upon to present to the massed ranks of the Clerks of the Course at the RCA seminar at Kempton on the 8th November. As one might expect from such an illustrious group, delegates are expected to switch off their mobile phones during all presentations; failure to follow this request results in the RCA fining the miscreant £10 which is then donated to Racing Welfare. The Charity is delighted to announce that it is now richer by £10 thanks to one delegate’s phone; the owner of which will remain anonymous; however her ring tone was Scotland the Brave if readers are searching for clues.
The Silks Ball 2011 February 12th next year will see the renewal of an event which is becoming a “must attend” for younger (and young at heart) racing people. The Silks Ball will be held at The Centaur building at Cheltenham Racecourse, and promises to
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provide ball goers with an opportunity, bar none, to let their hair down in the company of some of racing’s most high profile “funsters”. The first running in 2010 was held at The Beaufort Polo Club and was organised by Carey Buckler. This year another equally renowned trainer’s daughter will take up the organisational baton, when Eimear Chance and her committee open the doors of The Centaur to 400 or so people who are ready to party the night away. Continuing with popular elements of last year’s event the food will be “The Best of British”, the hugely entertaining Wickermen have been enlisted to provide the music and Eimear has also promised that she has a few new tricks up her sleeve to keep the punters happy! Dinner tickets are already on sale at £70 each or after dinner tickets are available at only £25 each.
For those readers who think they have the stamina and wish to support Racing Welfare please contact Eimear Chance at email@example.com or write to her at Hedgelands, Newbury Road, Lambourn, Berkshire RG17 7LL to order your tickets or tables now.
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ACH year one of Racing Welfare’s major challenges is to generate the £1.5 million required to help the 70,000 or so people who are the Charity’s potential beneficiaries. With the current Levy wranglings bringing uncertainty to the sport’s funding as a whole, a country recovering from an economic downturn, and a 34% upturn in requests for the Charity’s help, the past 12 months have seen the quest for charitable income take on a greater sense of urgency. Thankfully for the Jockey Club’s own Charity there is now a growing band of volunteers who are prepared to not only grant the gift of cash but also the gift of time. These two factors together are fundamental in helping the Charity continue its work on behalf of the injured, disabled or distressed. In the past two months racecourses such as Ludlow, Fakenham and Taunton have been a hot bed of action as volunteers be-decked in Racing Welfare sashes, have sold raffle tickets, shaken buckets and cajoled racegoers to part with a donation. The racecourses involved do not merely permit the volunteers to appear, they are vital in assisting with promotion, they provide advertising space in racecards free of charge, they are in essence advocates for racing’s own Charity. This surge in racecourse support is highlighted in two recent events that stand out as beacons to the efficacy of partnership between racecourses, racegoers and RW volunteers. The Charity racedays held at Haydock on the 4th November and Bangor on Dee on the 10th November succeeded in raising over £80,000 between them. Haydock Park’s Charity raceday is the brain child of owner, breeder, Jockey Club member and RW trustee Gary Middlebrook. The event, which celebrates its 10th
The Haydock Park charity raceday is the brainchild of Jockey Club member and Racing Welfare trustee Gary Middlebrook
anniversary next year, utilised many elements of volunteer power to create a superb lunch, auction and raffle alongside a very competitive NH card. In particular the organisational talents of Haydock’s uber efficient Karen Jones, the persuasive powers of racecourse photographer Colin Turner, bookmaking savvy from Steve Taylor and the generosity of Gary Middlebrook and his many business and racing contacts in the North West
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An auction lot goes up for sale in the VIP marquee at Bangor
RIchard Phillips hosted the auction
created an upturn in table numbers and subsequently £42,000 was raised. This is a day when the tribes of corporate and racing North West combine and show that Charity and sport do mix so well. Six days after the Haydock success, Bangor on Dee played host to Racing Welfare’s greatest volunteer, HRH The Princess Royal, who is the President of the Charity, at The Anne Duchess of Westminster Charity Day. Her attendance at the Clwyd track helped in no small way to raise well over £38,000. Again the generosity of auction bidders and raffle players helped swell the coffers in the VIP marquee, but also the donations in buckets and silent auction bids made by the Bangor racegoers proved that the message is getting across
that Racing Welfare is Racing’s own Charity. Tansy Challis, fundraising executive at Racing Welfare, supported a volunteer raceday committee chaired by Lady Daresbury who was joined by Jeanie Chantler, Gail Legget, Helen Burrell, Lucy Moreau and Kate Williams. This septet not only sourced auction lots, race sponsors and raffle prizes but were also responsible for ensuring that the day was attended by some of the area’s biggest racing names. The hard work that goes into training the racehorse culminates on the track; it is refreshing that the people who are responsible for getting the horses their in the first place are now increasingly on the receiving end of support from the racecourses and their clients.
HRH The Princess Royal, the President of the Charity, at The Anne Duchess of Westminster Charity Day
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EQUINE HEALTH FORUM Blame Wins Breeders’ Cup Classic in America THESE days, Al Stall Jr.’s barn is awash with the sweet smell of success. Blame it on Blame. If you want to get literal about it, the scent is coming from the balesized hay steamer by the office, where the warm mist creeping out the sides of the box indicates that it’s removing dust and allergens from the hay that is specifically fed to Grade 1 winner Blame. The 2010 Breeders’ Cup Classic could be argued as one the most historical and important races of this generation. All eyes were on Zenyatta, the sixyear-old mare who entered the race with a perfect track record of 19-0. A victory for Zenyatta would have given her a second Breeders’ Cup Classic title, and made her the first horse to be undefeated in 20 starts in over a century. However, history will show that Blame secured victory by a head from the fast-finishing Zenyatta. Most racehorses are kept in stables, with little or no turnout time. Hay and straw contain significant amounts of fungal and bacterial spores (respirable particles) that germinate in warm damp conditions contaminating the feed and bedding. Moreover, the spores remain airborne for long periods and are inhaled by the horse which induces the life-long allergic reaction Recurrent Airways Obstruction (RAO). Reducing the source of microbes involves replacing the straw with shavings and treating the hay, traditionally done by soaking. Soaking is cumbersome, leaches out essential minerals and the post-soak water is a biological hazard. Steaming hay is a preferable alternative and recent extensive research at the Royal Agricultural College Cirencester, using the HAYGAIN hay steamer, on a wide variety of hays from all over the UK have shown that a 50 minute steam in the thermally insulated Haygain reduces respirable numbers by 94% and kills all the fungal and yeast spores. For more information about Haygain call +44 (0)333 200 5233 or visit www.haygain.com
The Hay Bar Investment HAY Bar will once again proves it’s worth this winter. The unseasonable spring which has vastly reduced the quantities of hay and haylage made, will have a profound impact on maintaining a yard this winter. The soaring costs of both hay/haylage and straw are already being felt by yard owners. It is essential that we do all we can to minimise waste of both fodder and bedding – not only to keep costs down but also to try and ensure that the limited availability will see us all through the winter. Many yards have been considering installing the Hay Bar system and this winter is certainly going to be the time to do it. The initial outlay will be quickly recouped by the efficiency of this product both in saving waste and in the reduced labour costs.
Testimonials and endorsements from the vets, physios and equine dentists keep reinforcing the need to feed from Hay Bar maintaining the natural position, which is so very important for a horse’s welfare. Feeding from the wall is not to be advised, as it not only helps to create respiratory, dental and muscular problems but it also encourages a horse to bolt its food and this in turn can lead to gastric ulcers and unwanted cases of colic. Converting to Hay Bar will also help to save scarce forage mixing with the expensive bedding. This winter the spiralling cost of hay and bedding will make us all very waste conscious. The Hay Bar system is truly the proven way forward. Tel: +44 (0)1723 882434 www.haybar.co.uk
Blame waiting for his HAYGAIN steamed hay!
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CAULFIELD FILES ANDREW CAULFIELD REPORTS ON THE BLOODSTOCK WORLD
Orpen the toast of Argentina
Despite worldwide success, northern hemisphere recognition for Lure’s son remains scarce
Fertility problems meant that the dual Breeders’ Cup winner Lure (above) sired only 132 foals, of which Orpen was the best
oreto Luciani’s breeding operation may be best known for producing Date With Destiny, the only foal by George Washington, but it has also been responsible for several Group winners in Italy and France, often with the word Blu in their name. For example, Blu Air Force did so well as a juvenile that the son of Sri Pekan was purchased by Daniel Wildenstein, for whom he won the Group 3 Prix du Palais Royal in 2000. One of the efforts which had brought Blu Air Force to the attention of a wider audience was his good second to the future Group 1 winner Touch Of The Blues in the 1999 Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte. Coincidentally, another Blu horse – this one Blu Constellation – contested the latest Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte and he won so well that he too looks to have a very bright future outside Italy. Gaining his fourth consecutive victory from five starts and his second Group success, Blu Constellation is now a contender “for all the major sprint races” in 2011, according to trainer Vittorio Caruso. Blu Constellation represents another triumph for the much-travelled Orpen and comes from the last of his seven Irish crops, which numbers only 56 foals. This crop also
includes the British filly Flood Plain, who ran in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf for Prince Khalid Abdullah. Orpen has stood the last three northern hemisphere seasons at Haras du Thenney. I thought he would prove very popular with French breeders, as it was in France that Orpen enjoyed his finest moments, both as a racehorse, winning the 1998 Prix Morny, and also as a northern hemisphere sire, thanks to the Poule d’Essai des Pouliches victory of his daughter Torrestrella. However, neither of his first two French crops numbers as many as 40 foals. It has been a different story in Argentina, where Orpen has been based at Haras Carampangue since he made his Argentine debut at Haras La Esperanza in 2004. He has regularly been covering around 130 mares per year and he is doing so well that he topped Argentina’s 2010 sires’ list to the end of October, ahead of the American shuttle stallions Bernstein, Pure Prize and Mutakddim. His leading flag-bearer in 2010 has been the dirt horse Lingote de Oro, winner of the Gran Premio Republica Argentina and the Classic at the Carreras de las Estrellas, Argentina’s version of the Breeders’ Cup championships.
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Considering that the 2006 French 2,000 Guineas winner Aussie Rules stood the 2008 season at a fee of €12,500, it was disappointing that none of his second-crop yearlings sold for more than £50,000, with plenty of them selling for less than their price of conception. I suspect that this was largely a reflection of the current highly difficult trading conditions, rather than any marked failings of his first-crop runners. Indeed, Aussie Rules performed better than most by coming up with a Group 3 winner and three Group-placed Listed winners. The problem was that three of these winners did their racing in France or Germany, making it all too easy for wouldbe buyers to be unaware of Aussie Rules’s pleasing start. While they may well have been aware of the very useful form shown by
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Aussie Rules: fine start to stud career
Dinkum Diamond, winner of the National Stakes and a neck second to Zebedee in the Group 2 Flying Childers Stakes, how many were aware of the exploits of Chinese Wall, Private Jet or Djumana?
For the record, Djumana won the Group 3 Preis der Winterkonigin (after most of the yearling sales had been completed) to keep her unbeaten record intact, with her trainer mentioning the German Oaks as a possible future target. Chinese Wall won three of her first four starts before finishing second in the Group 3 Prix d’Arenberg, while Private Jet was beaten only a short head in the Prix Thomas Bryon. Aussie Rules could therefore easily develop into yet another successful stallion son of Danehill. He is certainly bred well enough for anything, his dam Last Second being an accomplished daughter of the celebrated broodmare Alruccaba. Aussie Rules’s Groupplaced half-sister Approach was represented in 2010 by the Irish Derby and St Leger runner-up Midas Touch.
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didn’t look so rosy. Machiavellian, of course, established himself as the most successful son of Mr Prospector to have stood in Europe, thanks to sons of the quality of Street Cry, Medicean, Storming Home, Almutawakel, Vettori, Patavellian, Best Of The Bests, Invermark and Palace Episode. However, the fact that Lycius and Lion Cavern were eventually returned to their native land suggests that they failed to live up to expectations. In fact, Lycius had a respectable record, with ten Group winners in his Irish crops. Lion Cavern’s tally was just
three, but one was the tough filly Crimplene, winner of the Irish 1,000 Guineas, Coronation Stakes and Nassau Stakes. This ability to produce the occasional ‘big horse’ also surfaced when Lion Cavern shuttled from Kentucky to Australia. His son Apache Cat notched 16 Group victories, including eight at Group 1 level. Lion Cavern, who died in Greece in 2004, has to be considered a disappointment, but some of his daughters have thrived at stud, and he is broodmare sire of 2010 Group 1 winners Hibaayeb and Rainbow Peak.
Lion Cavern: making his mark as a broodmare sire in 2010
Since the death in Italy of Celtic Swing in September, there have been a couple of reminders of this supremely talented horse. Blu Constellation, the Italian raider who dominated the Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte, is out of a Celtic Swing mare (as is Planet Five, another French Group 2 winner of 2010). Then there is Rainbow Peak, winner of the Group 1 Gran Premio del Jockey Club, who is out of Celtic Fling, a three-parts sister to the champion two-year-old of 1994. Whereas Celtic Swing was by far the best horse ever sired by Mr Prospector’s son Damister, Celtic Fling is by Lion Cavern, another of Mr Prospector’s sons. Mention of Lion Cavern’s name acts as a reminder of the time, in the early 1990s, when Sheikh Mohammed clearly considered that the Mr Prospector male line had a lot to offer European breeders. Lion Cavern joined Dalham Hall Stud in 1994, three years after Machiavellian was recruited and two years after Lycius retired to the Irish branch. Recent events, such as the emergence of Dubawi as an exceptionally talented young stallion, have justified the sheikh’s faith in this male line, as have the exploits of the Irish-foaled Street Cry at Darley America. But there was a time when the picture
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European Pattern 334 PREIS DER DEUTSCHEN EINHEIT G3 HOPPEGARTEN. October 3. 3yo+. 2000m.
1. RUSSIAN TANGO (GER) 3 9-0 £28,319 ch c by Tertullian - Russian Samba (Laroche) O-Rennstall Darboven B-Gestut Idee TR-A Wohler 2. Illo (GER) 4 9-4 £9,735 b c by Tertullian - Iora (Konigsstuhl) O/B-Gestut Schlenderhan TR-J Hirchberger 3. Falun (GER) 4 9-4 £4,867 ch c by Pentire - Fortunata (Daun) O-Stall Ascalon B-Artur Pruin TR-A Trybuhl Margins 1.5, 3.5. Time 2:03.70. Going Good. Age 2-3
Sire: TERTULLIAN. Sire of 11 Stakes winners. In 2010 - RUSSIAN TANGO Laroche G3, ILLO Konigsstuhl LR, TERTIO BLOOM El Gran Senor LR. 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) 4 wins at 3 in Germany, Westminster Preis der Deutschen Einheit G3, SWB Derby Trial LR, 3rd Idee Deutsches Derby G1, Mehl-Mulhens Rennen (2000 Guineas) G2. 2008: Russian Khan (c Sholokhov) unraced to date. 2009: Russian Song (c Singspiel) 2nd Dam: RUSSLAND by Surumu. 1 win at 2 in West Germany. Dam of RUSSIAN SAMBA (f Laroche, see above)
2004: LUCIO BELLO (c Desert Prince) Winner at 2 in Greece. 2005: STRIKING SPIRIT (g Oasis Dream) 3 wins at 2 and 4. 2007: EMULOUS (f Dansili) 2 wins at 2 and 3, Coolmore Stud Concorde S G3, 2nd Kilboy Estate S LR, 3rd Desmond S G3. 2009: (c Rail Link) 2010: (f Rail Link) 2nd Dam: QUEEN OF SONG by His Majesty. 14 wins at 2 to 5 in USA Shuvee H G2, 3rd Apple Blossom H G1. Own sister to CORMORANT. Dam of LADYAGO (f Northern Dancer: Audubon Oaks), Private Song (c Private Account: 3rd San Bernardino H G2), Easy Song (c Easy Goer: 3rd San Marino H LR), Wise Words (c Seattle Slew: 2nd CHBPA Inc. S LR), Aspiring Diva (f Distant View, see above). Grandam of Daisyago. Third dam of SPRING MEADOW, CHESTNUT LADY, Hardcore Candy, Sunny Disposition. Broodmare Sire: DISTANT VIEW. Sire of the dams of 12 Stakes winners. In 2010 - AFLEET EXPRESS Afleet Alex G1, SOLE POWER Kyllachy G1, SPECIAL DUTY Hennessy G1, CITYSCAPE Selkirk G3, EMULOUS Dansili G3, TRANQUIL TIGER Selkirk G3, EXCLUSIVE SCHEME Saarland LR. The Dansili/Distant View cross has produced: ZACINTO G1, EMULOUS G3, DARING DIVA LR. EMULOUS b f 2007
MAXIOS b c 2008 Danzig
Danehill Razyana DANSILI b 96 Hasili
Broodmare Sire: LAROCHE. Sire of the dams of 1 Stakes winners. In 2010 - RUSSIAN TANGO Tertullian G3.
Kerali Mr Prospector Distant View
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
Miswaki TERTULLIAN b 95 Turbaine
Laroche RUSSIAN SAMBA ch 99 Russland
335 CONCORDE S G3 TIPPERARY. October 3. 3yo+. 7f 100yds.
1. EMULOUS (GB) 3 8-12 £40,265 b f by Dansili - Aspiring Diva (Distant View) O-K Abdullah B-Juddmonte Farms TR-DK Weld 2. Keredari (IRE) 3 9-1 £11,770 b c by Oasis Dream - Kerataka (Doyoun) O-HH The Aga Khan B-HH The Aga Khan’s Studs SC TR-John M Oxx 3. Air Chief Marshal (IRE) 3 9-4 £5,575 b c by Danehill Dancer - Hawala (Warning) O-Mrs John Magnier B-Barronstown Stud TR-AP O’Brien Margins 1.75, 10. Time 1:37.38 (slow 6.88). Going Soft. Age 2-3
Sire: DANSILI. Sire of 45 Stakes winners. In 2010 HARBINGER Bering G1, PROVISO Woodman G1, ZOFFANY Machiavellian G1, ICE BLUE Unfuwain G2, ILLUSTRIOUS BLUE Efisio G2, STRAWBERRYDAIQUIRI Travelling Victor G2, AVIATE Irish River G3, BEWITCHED Kaldoun G3, EMULOUS Distant View G3, FAMOUS NAME Quest For Fame G3, ABATON Night Shift LR, DELEGATOR Efisio LR, FORETELLER Warning LR, TIMEPECKER Arazi LR. 1st Dam: Aspiring Diva by Distant View. 2 wins at 2 and 3 in France, 3rd Prix Herod LR. Dam of 4 winners: 2003: DARING DIVA (f Dansili) 2 wins at 2 in France, Criterium de Vitesse LR. Broodmare.
2nd Dam: COUP DE GENIE by Mr Prospector. Champion 2yr old filly in France in 1993. 4 wins at 2 and 3 in France Prix de la Salamandre G1, Prix Morny Agence Francaise G1, 3rd Madagans 1000 Guineas G1. Own sister to OCEAN OF WISDOM and MACHIAVELLIAN. Dam of DENEBOLA (f Storm Cat: Prix Marcel Boussac-Royal Barriere G1, 2nd Prix de la Foret G1, 3rd Prix Morny Casinos Barriere G1), SNAKE MOUNTAIN (g A P Indy: Aqueduct H G3, Queens County H G3, Stuyvesant H G3), LOVING KINDNESS (f Seattle Slew: Prix de Cabourg G3, 3rd Prix Morny Casinos Barriere G1), GLIA (f A P Indy: Prix Imprudence LR, Pebbles H LR, 2nd Mrs Revere S G2). Grandam of PEACE CAMP. Broodmare Sire: NUREYEV. Sire of the dams of 189 Stakes winners. In 2010 - HEADLINER Sakura Bakushin O G3, MAXIOS Monsun G3, RAINBOW VIEW Dynaformer G3, SONEVA Cherokee Run G3, CHIEF OF AFFAIRS Yonaguska LR, NOVA STEP Dubawi LR, POUVOIR ABSOLU Sadler’s Wells LR, SOUTH EASTER Galileo LR, TOTAL BULL Fusaichi Pegasus LR.
2006: (c A P Indy). died as a foal. 2007: MAKANI (c A P Indy) 2 wins at 2 and 3 in France. 2008: MAXIOS (c Monsun) 2 wins at 2 in France, Prix Thomas Bryon G3. 2009: (c Dansili) 2010: (c Galileo)
ASPIRING DIVA b 98 His Majesty Queen of Song Song Sparrow
Northern Dancer Pas de Nom His Majesty Spring Adieu Ile de Bourbon Kadissya High Line Sookera Raise A Native Gold Digger Irish River La Trinite Ribot Flower Bowl Tudor Minstrel Swoon’s Tune
336 PRIX THOMAS BRYON G3
Tamerlane Donna Diana Tiepoletto Konigskronung Kronung MONSUN br 90 Literat Surumu Surama Mosella Authi Monasia Monacensia Nearctic Northern Dancer Natalma Nureyev Forli Special Thong MOONLIGHT’S BOX b 96 Raise A Native Mr Prospector Gold Digger Coup de Genie Halo Coup de Folie Raise The Standard Dschingis Khan
SAJJHAA b f 2007 Raise A Native Gold Digger Nureyev Miesque Pasadoble Agio Lombard Promised Lady Espresso Anatevka Almyra Mill Reef Shirley Heights Hardiemma Abdos Delsy Kelty Danzig Polish Precedent Past Example High Top Top of The League Home And Away Mr Prospector Kingmambo KING’S BEST b 97 Allegretta
Darshaan ANAAMIL b 2002 Noushkey
338 CORNWALLIS S G3 ASCOT. October 9. 2yo. 5f.
1. ELECTRIC WAVES (IRE) 8-11 £22,708 ch f by Exceed And Excel - Radiant Energy (Spectrum) O-JC Fretwell B-Ms M Lyons TR-ES McMahon 2. Move In Time (GB) 9-0 £8,608 ch c by Monsieur Bond - Tibesti (Machiavellian) O-A Turton, J Blackburn, R Bond B-Bond Thoroughbred Corporation TR-B Smart 3. Darajaat (USA) 8-11 £4,308 bbr f by Elusive Quality - Misterah (Alhaarth) O-Hamdan Al Maktoum B-Shadwell Farm LLC TR-MP Tregoning Margins 2.25, short head. Time 1:01.21. Going Good to soft.
337 PREMIO SERGIO CUMANI G3
SAINT-CLOUD. October 7. 2yo. 1600m.
MILAN. October 9. 3yo+f&m. 1600m.
1. MAXIOS (GB) 8-11 £35,398 b c by Monsun - Moonlight’s Box (Nureyev) O-The Niarchos FamilyB-The Niarchos Family TR-JE Pease 2. Private Jet (FR) 8-11 £14,159 gr c by Aussie Rules - Norwegian Princess (Fairy King) O/B-G Pariente TR-H-A Pantall 3. Grand Vent (IRE) 8-11 £10,619 b c by Shirocco - Housa Dancer (Fabulous Dancer) O-Godolphin SNC B-Darley Stud Management Co Ltd TR-A Fabre Margins Short head, 2.5. Time 1:48.30. Going Heavy.
1. SAJJHAA (GB) 3 8-9 £30,089 b f by King’s Best - Anaamil (Darshaan) O-Sheikh Ahmed B-Darley TR-MA Jarvis 2. Aspectoflove (IRE) 4 8-13 £13,238 b f by Danetime - Rose Vibert (Caerleon) O-Godolphin B- Cassidy TR-S bin Suroor 3. Rockatella (IRE) 3 8-9 £7,221 b f by Rock of Gibraltar - Patrimony (Cadeaux Genereux) O-Stall H2O B-Ennistown Stud TR-W Hefter Margins 1.5, 1. Time 1:38.20. Going Soft. Age 3
Sire: EXCEED AND EXCEL. Sire of 26 SWs. In 2010 ELECTRIC WAVES Spectrum G3, REWARD FOR EFFORT Rory’s Jester G3, TECH EXCEED Nebos G3. 1st Dam: RADIANT ENERGY by Spectrum. Winner at 3. Dam of 2 winners: 2005: Solaria (f Desert Prince) 2006: Barood (g Xaar) 2007: TUT (f Intikhab) Winner at 2. 2008: ELECTRIC WAVES (f Exceed And Excel) Sold 1,400gns foal, 8,095gns yearling. 4 wins at 2, Cornwallis S G3, St Hugh’s S LR. 2009: (f Bertolini) 2nd Dam: Blaine by Lyphard’s Wish. Dam of Baranja (f St Jovite: 2nd Premio Alberto Zanoletti di Rozzano LR, 3rd Premio Regina Elena G2). Grandam of Billy Budd, Big Creek. Broodmare Sire: SPECTRUM. Sire of the dams of 10 SWs. In 2010 - WINCHESTER Theatrical G1, ELECTRIC WAVES Exceed And Excel G3. The Exceed And Excel/Spectrum cross has produced: ELECTRIC WAVES G3, HOONESS LR. ELECTRIC WAVES ch f 2008 Danzig Danehill
Sire: MONSUN. Sire of 74 Stakes winners. In 2010 STACELITA Dashing Blade G1, MAXIOS Nureyev G3, TERTULLUS Be My Guest G3, AIR TROOPER Old Vic LR, INDIAN BREEZE Local Suitor LR, MISS EUROPA Rahy LR. 1st Dam: Moonlight’s Box by Nureyev. unraced. Dam of 5 winners: 2001: BAGO (c Nashwan) Champion 2yr old in Europe in 2003, Champion 3yr old in Europe in 2004. 8 wins at 2 to 4 in France, Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris G1, Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe G1, Prix Ganay G1, Prix Jean Prat G1, Criterium International G1, 2nd Tattersalls Gold Cup G1, 3rd Juddmonte International S G1, King George VI & Queen Elizabeth S G1, Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud G1, Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe - Lucien Barriere G1. Sire. 2002: MILLION WISHES (f Darshaan) 3 wins at 2 and 3 in France. Broodmare. 2003: Silhouetting (g Hernando) 2004: BETA (f Selkirk) 2 wins at 2 in France, Criterium de Vitesse LR, 2nd Prix de Cabourg G3. Broodmare.
Sire: KING’S BEST. Sire of 37 Stakes winners. In 2010 - EISHIN FLASH Platini G1, WORKFORCE Sadler’s Wells G1, CALMING INFLUENCE Indian Ridge G2, ALLYBAR Irish River G3, SAJJHAA Darshaan G3, SIMON DE MONTFORT Caerleon G3, SPICE ROUTE In The Wings G3.
Razyana EXCEED AND EXCEL b 2000 Lomond Patrona Gladiolus Rainbow Quest Spectrum
1st Dam: ANAAMIL by Darshaan. Winner at 3. Dam of 1 winner: 2007: SAJJHAA (f King’s Best) 2 wins, Premio Sergio Cumani G3, Dick Hern Fillies S LR, 2nd Rosemary H LR. 2008: Momaris (c Dubai Destination) unraced to date. 2009: (c Dubai Destination) 2nd Dam: NOUSHKEY by Polish Precedent. 2 wins at 2 and 3 Lancashire Oaks G3, 2nd Oaks S G1. Broodmare Sire: DARSHAAN. Sire of the dams of 157 SWs. In 2010 - LILLIE LANGTRY Danehill Dancer G1, SARAFINA Refuse To Bend G1, AVIENUS Reset G2, MIDAS TOUCH Galileo G2, DISTANT MEMORIES Falbrav G3, GLASS HARMONIUM Verglas G3, GRACE O’MALLEY Refuse To Bend G3, SAJJHAA King’s Best G3, TACTIC Sadler’s Wells G3. The King’s Best/Darshaan cross has produced: ALBABILIA G3, SAJJHAA G3.
River Dancer RADIANT ENERGY b 2000 Lyphard’s Wish Blaine Shore
Northern Dancer Pas de Nom His Majesty Spring Adieu Northern Dancer My Charmer Watch Your Step Back Britches Blushing Groom I Will Follow Irish River Dancing Shadow Lyphard Sally’s Wish Round Table Delta
339 BENGOUGH S G3 ASCOT. October 9. 3yo+. 6f.
1. BEWITCHED (IRE) 3 9-1 £34,062 gr f by Dansili - Abbatiale (Kaldoun) O-Mrs J Magnier, Mrs J O’Brien B-JC Coude TR-Charles O’Brien 2. Genki (IRE) 6 9-1 £12,912 ch g by Shinko Forest - Emma’s Star (Darshaan) O-Ms G Khosla B-Rathbarry Stud TR-R Charlton 3. Secret Witness (GB) 4 9-1 £6,462 ch g by Pivotal - It’s A Secret (Polish Precedent) O-Ridge House Stables Ltd B-Cheveley Park Stud TR-RA Harris
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Caulfield on Biondetti: “He became a first Group 1 winner for Darley stallion Bernardini in the Gran Criterium, and he had another the same day in A Z Warrior”
Margins 0.75, 1. Time 1:14.85 (slow 1.35). Going Good to soft. Age 2-3
Sire: DANSILI. Sire of 45 Stakes winners. In 2010 HARBINGER Bering G1, PROVISO Woodman G1, ZOFFANY Machiavellian G1, ICE BLUE Unfuwain G2, ILLUSTRIOUS BLUE Efisio G2, STRAWBERRYDAIQUIRI Travelling Victor G2, AVIATE Irish River G3, BEWITCHED Kaldoun G3, EMULOUS Distant View G3, FAMOUS NAME Quest For Fame G3, ABATON Night Shift LR, DELEGATOR Efisio LR, FORETELLER Warning LR, GRAFITTI Half a Year LR, TIMEPECKER Arazi LR. 1st Dam: ABBATIALE by Kaldoun. 3 wins at 2 and 3 in France, Prix Penelope G3, 2nd Prix de Diane Hermes G1. Own sister to AUBERGADE. Dam of 5 winners: 2000: Atmosphere (f Barathea). Broodmare. 2001: APOSTROPHE (f Barathea) Winner at 4 in France. Broodmare. 2002: ARLINGTON (c Desert Prince) Winner at 3 in France. 2003: AVORIAZ (g Desert Prince) Winner at 4. 2004: Apparence (f Sinndar) 2006: PETER TCHAIKOVSKY (g Dansili) 2 wins at 2 and 3. 2007: BEWITCHED (f Dansili) Sold 112,044gns yearling at ARAUG. 6 wins at 2 and 3, Models 1 Group Bengough S G3, Michael Kinane Renaissance S G3, J W Lees Sandy Lane S LR, ITBA Feeds EBF Sweet Mimosa S LR, 3rd P. P. O’Leary Mem. Phoenix Sprint S G3, Scottish News EBF Land O’Burns S LR. 2008: Armoirie (f Azamour) unraced to date. 2009: Attachante (f Teofilo) 2nd Dam: Anna Edes by Fabulous Dancer. Dam of ABBATIALE (see above), AUBERGADE (f Kaldoun: Prix Rose de Mai LR, 2nd Prix Penelope G3, 3rd Prix de Pomone G2). Grandam of Good Neighbor.
2005: FOR JOY (f Singspiel) 2 wins at 3 and 4 in France. 2006: RANSOM DEMAND (c Red Ransom) Winner at 3 in France. 2007: Latinka (f Fantastic Light) 2008: ABJER (c Singspiel) Sold 28,000gns yearling at TAOC1. 2 wins at 2, Autumn S G3. 2009: (f Singspiel) 2010: (c Hannouma)
Broodmare Sire: LANDO. Sire of the dams of 3 Stakes winners. In 2010 - ABJER Singspiel G3, AMARE Hernando LR. The Singspiel/Lando cross has produced: ABJER G3, NOUVELLE NOBLESSE G3. ABJER b c 2008 Sadler’s Wells In The Wings High Hawk SINGSPIEL b 92 Halo Glorious Song Ballade Acatenango Lando Laurea FINE AND MELLOW b 97 Red Steps Mika Red Mikada
Northern Dancer Fairy Bridge Shirley Heights Sunbittern Hail To Reason Cosmah Herbager Miss Swapsco Surumu Aggravate Sharpman Licata Nijinsky Croda Rossa Bouboule Deesse-Sud
BEWITCHED gr f 2007 Northern Dancer Pas de Nom His Majesty Razyana Spring Adieu Ile de Bourbon Kahyasi Kadissya High Line Kerali Sookera Fortino II Caro Chambord Le Haar Katana Embellie Northern Dancer Fabulous Dancer Last of The Line Jim French Abbey Almyre
341 PRIX ECLIPSE G3
DANSILI b 96 Hasili
Kaldoun ABBATIALE gr 95 Anna Edes
340 AUTUMN S G3
MAISONS-LAFFITTE. October 9. 2yo. 1200m.
1. SPLIT TROIS (FR) 8-8 £35,398 b f by Dubawi - Auenpearl (Zafonic) O-Christian Henry De Villeneuve B-Nicholas J Hughes TR-Y de Nicolay 2. Captain Chop (FR) 8-11 £14,159 b c by Indian Rocket - Hatane Chope (Sin Kiang) O-Alain Chopard B-Alain Chopard TR-D Guillemin 3. Spirit of Battle (USA) 8-11 £10,619 b c by Elusive Quality - Victoria Star (Danehill) O-Godolphin SNC B-Darley TR-A Fabre Margins Short head, head. Time 1:16.90. Going Very Soft. Age 2
ASCOT. October 9. 2yo. 8f.
1. ABJER (FR) 9-0 £22,708 b c by Singspiel - Fine And Mellow (Lando) O-Mohammed Al Shafar B-Malcolm Parrish TR-CE Brittain 2. Pausanias (GB) 9-0 £8,608 b c by Kyllachy - The Strand (Gone West) O-Sir Alex Ferguson, S Hassiako B-Granham Farm, P Hearson Bloodstock TR-R Hannon 3. Dux Scholar (GB) 9-0 £4,308 b c by Oasis Dream - Alumni (Selkirk) O-K Abdullah B-Juddmonte Farms TR-Sir M Stoute Margins 1.75, 0.5. Time 1:44.84. Going Soft. Age 2
Sire: DUBAWI. Sire of 21 Stakes winners. In 2010 HAPPY ARCHER Jeune G1, MAKFI Green Desert G1, POET’S VOICE Chief’s Crown G1, SECRET ADMIRER Secret Savings G1, IRISH FIELD Hernando G2, MONTEROSSO Barathea G2, WORTHADD Rahy G2, ANNA SALAI Caerleon G3, ASTROPHYSICAL JET Rainbow Quest G3, CELLARMASTER Sound Reason G3, MAJESTIC DUBAWI Singspiel G3, PRINCE BISHOP Prospect Bay G3, SPLIT TROIS Zafonic G3, AFSARE Fairy King LR, DUBASE Bahri LR, GOLDEN MILLENNIUM Eagle Eyed LR, KHOR SHEED Manila LR, LUCK OR DESIGN Green Desert LR, NOVA STEP Nureyev LR, TITUS MILLS A P Indy LR.
Dubai Millennium DUBAWI b 2002 Zomaradah
AUENPEARL ch 2003 Auenburg
342 GRAN CRITERIUM G1 MILAN. October 9. 3yoc&f. 1600m.
1. BIONDETTI (USA) 8-11 £101,548 b c by Bernardini - Lyphard’s Delta (Lyphard) O-Godolphin B-Palides Investments NV Inc TR-Mahmood Al Zarooni 2. Singapore Lilly (IRE) 8-8 £44,681 b f by Mujadil - Swallow Falls (Lake Coniston) O-Mrs T Burns B-Troy Cullen TR-MR Channon 3. Billy Budd (IRE) 8-11 £24,371 b c by Shamardal - Baranja (St Jovite) O-Scuderia Brooms B-M Parola TR-S Botti Margins 0.5, 2.75. Time 1:41.50. Going Soft. Age 2
Sire: SINGSPIEL. Sire of 76 SWs. In 2010 - DAR RE MI Top Ville G1, HIBAAYEB Lion Cavern G1, ABJER Lando G3, LIVE CONCERT Kingmambo G3, MISS SINGHSIX Miswaki G3, LA ZONA Kris LR, LAWSPEAKER Danasinga LR, LUCA BRASI Mr Prospector LR, PRINCESS TAYLOR Mille Balles LR. 1st Dam: FINE AND MELLOW by Lando. 4 wins at 3 in France, Prix Scaramouche LR. Dam of 4 winners: 2003: FOR WOOLLY (g Soviet Star) 3 wins at 3 and 5 in France.
Broodmare Sire: ZAFONIC. Sire of the dams of 38 Stakes winners. In 2010 - MARIA ROYAL Montjeu G2, SPLIT TROIS Dubawi G3, AL AASIFH Invincible Spirit LR, HEAT HAZE Zabeel LR.
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Sire: BERNARDINI. Sire of 3 SWs. In 2010 - A Z WARRIOR Carson City G1, BIONDETTI Lyphard G1, THEYSKENS’ THEORY Summer Squall G3. 1st Dam: LYPHARD’S DELTA by Lyphard. 4 wins at 3, Vodafone Nassau S G2. Own sister to PROUD DEBONAIR. Dam of 10 winners: 1996: DELTA’S WAY (c Dayjur) Winner at 4 in USA. 1997: A P DELTA (c A P Indy) 4 wins at 3 to 5 in USA. Sire. 1998: WESTERN POWER (c Gone West) Winner at 3 in USA. 1999: DELTA PRINCESS (f A P Indy) 11 wins at 2 to 6 in USA, Beaugay H G3, Early Times Mint Julep H G3, Locust Grove H G3. Broodmare. 2000: INDY FIVE HUNDRED (f A P Indy) 3 wins at 2 and 3 in USA, Garden City Breeders’ Cup H G1. Dam of Ecliptic (c Kingmambo: Winner at 2, 2nd 32red.com Superlative S G2) 2001: SWAINSON (g Swain) 2 wins. 2003: ABSOLUTE RETURN (c Carson City) 6 wins at 5 to 7 in USA. 2005: DELTA MINER (c Mineshaft) 2 wins at 4 and 5 in USA. 2006: DELTA EMPERATOR (c Empire Maker) Winner at 4 in USA. 2007: (f Mineshaft) 2008: BIONDETTI (c Bernardini) 2 wins at 2, Gran Criterium - C. Int G1. 2nd Dam: PROUD DELTA by Delta Judge. Champion older mare in U.S.A. in 1976. 12 wins in USA Beldame S G1, Top Flight H G1, 2nd Ladies H G1, Top Flight H G1. Dam of LYPHARD’S DELTA (f Lyphard, see above), PROUD DEBONAIR (c Lyphard: Grey Lag H G3, 3rd Excelsior H G2), Fatal Charm (f Sham: 3rd Galtres S LR). Grandam of FAIRY CHARM, Sovereign M D, Alabastro, FATAL MAC. Third dam of IL FENOMENO. Broodmare Sire: LYPHARD. Sire of the dams of 199 Stakes winners. In 2010 - BIONDETTI Bernardini G1, PIGEON ISLAND Daylami LR.
BERNARDINI b 2003 Cara Rafaela
Lyphard LYPHARD’S DELTA b 90 Proud Delta
October 9, 2010 was a big day for Bernardini, America’s champion threeyear-old of 2006. The Darley stallion recorded his first Gr1 victory when Biondetti travelled to Italy to take the Gran Criterium and then doubled up when his daughter A Z Warrior won the Gr1 Frizette Stakes in the USA. Bernardini also has another Gr1 performer to his credit in Theyskens’ Theory, third in the Fillies Mile. As Bernardini gained his three Gr1 victories on dirt and is by AP Indy, a stallion whose progeny have yet to win anything more important than a couple of Gr3s in Europe, it is important to look at the distaff side of Bernardini’s European Group winners. Theyskens’ Theory is out of a mare whose grandsires are the European champions Storm Bird and Roberto, whereas Biondetti is out of Lyphard’s Delta, a Group winner in England. Although Bernardini’s first-crop yearlings sold for up to $1.3 million, Biondetti cost no more than $350,000, despite his being a threeparts brother to a pair of American Graded winners by AP Indy. One of those winners, Indy Five Hundred, won the Gr1 Garden City Breeders’ Cup Handicap on turf, while the other, Delta Princess, was a triple Gr3 winner. Their dam Lyphard’s Delta developed into a Gr2 winner for Henry Cecil in 1993, notably winning the Nassau Stakes. Lyphard’s Delta had cost only $75,000 as a yearling, but she was a well-bred individual. Her brother Proud Debonair won the Gr3 Grey Lag Handicap over nine furlongs and her dam Proud Delta, scored two Gr1 victories over the same distance, in the Beldame Stakes and Top Flight Handicap. Biondetti’s third dam Loving Sister is also the fourth dam of Del Mar Show, a smart American turf performer, while Loving Sister’s half-sister Alotoffun is the third dam of 2001 Dubai World Cup winner Captain Steve. 343 PREMIO VERZIERE G3 MILAN. October 9. 3yo+f&m. 2000m.
1. IRINI (GER) 4 9-0 £30,088 ch f by Areion - Ircanda (Nebos) O-J Frey B-Gestut Evershorst TR-HJ Groschel 2. Tech Exceed (GER) 3 8-13 £13,238 b f by Exceed And Excel - Technik (Nebos) O/B-Gestut Wittekindshof TR-A Wohler 3. Sakheart (GB) 4 9-0 £7,221 b f by Sakhee - Tanwir (Unfuwain) O-Krenek Hrebcin B-John James TR-V Luka Jr Margins 2.5, 1. Time 2:05.60. Going Soft. Age 2-4
BIONDETTI b c 2008 A P Indy
1st Dam: AUENPEARL by Zafonic. 2 wins at 2 and 3 in Germany. Dam of 1 winner: 2008: SPLIT TROIS (f Dubawi) Sold 8,403gns foal at ARDEC, 30,513gns yearling at AROCT. 2 wins at 2 in France, Prix Eclipse G3, 2nd Prix Francois Boutin LR. 2009: (f Muhtathir)
Mr Prospector Con Game Shareef Dancer Colorado Dancer Fall Aspen Shirley Heights Deploy Slightly Dangerous Dancing Brave Jawaher High Tern Mr Prospector Gone West Secrettame The Minstrel Zaizafon Mofida Super Concorde Big Shuffle Raise Your Skirts Surumu Auenglocke Allergie Seeking The Gold
2nd Dam: MIKA RED by Red Steps. 5 wins at 2 and 3 in Belgium Grand Prix d’Ostende des 3 Ans G1, Belge St Leger G1, 2nd Grande Poule des Produits G1. Own sister to MIKA STEPS. Dam of FOX GALLERY (c Tate Gallery: Prix Albert Van Loo LR), MIKA GALLERY (f Tate Gallery: Crit. National des Poulains & Pouliches LR, Grand Criterium Belge LR, Grande Poule des Produits LR, Prix Edmond Drugman LR, Poule d’Essai des Pouliches LR), BAIE DES ANGES (f Pas de Seul: Prix de Sa Majeste Le Roi LR, Prix Gustave du Roy de Blicquy LR, Poule d’Essai des Pouliches LR), FINE AND MELLOW (f Lando, see above), RED GUEST (c Be My Guest: Prix Rose or No H. Hurdle LR). Grandam of Lost Bay.
Broodmare Sire: KALDOUN. Sire of the dams of 41 Stakes winners. In 2010 - BEWITCHED Dansili G3.
SPLIT TROIS b f 2008
Bold Reasoning Seattle Slew My Charmer Secretariat Weekend Surprise Lassie Dear Fappiano Quiet American Demure Spectacular Bid Oil Fable Northern Fable Nearctic Northern Dancer Natalma Court Martial Goofed Barra II Traffic Judge Delta Judge Beautillion Olympia Loving Sister Nimble Doll
Sire: AREION. Sire of 11 SWs. In 2010 - KALI Dashing Blade G2, VANJURA Zinaad G2, EARL OF FIRE Torgos G3, IRINI Nebos G3, PRAKASA Lomitas G3, GO GO GADGET Surako LR. 1st Dam: IRCANDA by Nebos. 3 wins, Sport-Welt Hoppegartener 3yo (f) Preis LR. Dam of 2 winners: 2002: IPIRANGA (f Platini) Winner at 4 in Germany. 2003: (f Areion) 2005: (c Areion) 2006: IRINI (f Areion) 4 wins at 3 and 4 in Germany, Italy, Premio Verziere G3, Premio EBF Terme di Merano LR, Hanshin-Cup LR.
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DATA BOOK STAKES RESULTS
European Pattern 2008: Ipos (c Lord of England) 2009: Il Sogno (c Liquido) 2nd Dam: ILIAS by Limbo. 3 wins in West Germany. Dam of IRCANDA (see above), Ipacarai (c Local Suitor: 3rd G. P. der Sport-Welt Jubilaumspreis LR) Broodmare Sire: NEBOS. Sire of the dams of 29 Stakes winners. In 2010 - IRINI Areion G3, TECH EXCEED Exceed And Excel G3. IRINI ch f 2006 Bold Reasoning Prime Abord Elevation Raise Your Skirts Strings Attached Nijinsky Caerleon Foreseer Le Levanstell Alata Altamura Fortino II Caro Chambord Botticelli Nostrana Naxos III Pentathlon Limbo Lady Arc Kaliber Ikaria Istanbul Super Concorde Big Shuffle AREION b 95 Aerleona
Nebos IRCANDA ch 97 Ilias
344 PREMIO VITTORIO DI CAPUA G1 MILAN. October 9. 3yo+. 1600m.
1. RIO DE LA PLATA (USA) 5 9-0 £101,549 ch h by Rahy - Express Way (Ahmad) O-Godolphin B-Jose de Camargo, Robert N Clay et al TR-Saeed bin Suroor 2. Vanjura (GER) 3 8-7 £44,681 b f by Areion - Venia Legendi (Zinaad) O-German Racing Club B-M Barth TR-R Dzubasz 3. Worthadd (IRE) 3 8-10 £24,371 b c by Dubawi - Wigman (Rahy) O-Scuderia Incolinx B-Compagnia Generale SRL TR-V Caruso Margins Short neck, 1.25. Time 1:38.20. Going Soft. Age 2-5
Sire: RAHY. Sire of 76 Stakes winners. In 2010 - RIO DE LA PLATA Ahmad G1, LADY OF THE DESERT Grand Lodge G2, STRONG SUIT Silver Hawk G2, RAHYSTRADA Deputy Minister G3, RETRIEVE Red Ransom G3, RUMOUSH Mr Prospector LR. 1st Dam: Express Way by Ahmad. Dam of 5 winners: 1998: EL EXPRESIVO (c Candy Stripes) 7 wins at 2 to 7 in Argentina, Gran Premio Raul y Raul E Chevalier G1. 1999: ELFY (f Equalize) Winner at 3 in Argentina. Broodmare. 2000: EGIPCIA (f Equalize) Winner at 3 in Argentina. 2002: Epsilon (c Acceptable) 2 wins in Argentina, 2nd Clasico Provincia de Buenos Aires G2. 2004: Lightly Expressed (f Fantastic Light) unraced. 2005: RIO DE LA PLATA (c Rahy) Sold 170,000gns 2yo at TAAPR. 6 wins 2-5, Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere G1, Premio Vittorio di Capua G1, Vintage S G2, Strensall S G3, Pomfret S LR, 2nd National S G1, Poule d’Essai des Poulains G1, Prix du Moulin de Longchamp G1, Joel S G3, 3rd Prix Jean Prat G1. 2006: Explorer Club (c Southern Halo) ran on the flat in Australia. 2007: Ejekutor (c Southern Halo) in training. 2009: (f Rahy) 2010: (f Street Cry) Broodmare Sire: AHMAD. Sire of the dams of 47 Stakes winners. In 2010 - RIO DE LA PLATA Rahy G1, EL AZOR Lasting Approval G3. RIO DE LA PLATA ch h 2005 Red God Blushing Groom Runaway Bride RAHY ch 85 Halo Glorious Song Ballade Good Manners Ahmad Azyade EXPRESS WAY br 93 Hawk II Escaline Escolastica
Nasrullah Spring Run Wild Risk Aimee Hail To Reason Cosmah Herbager Miss Swapsco Nashua Fun House Churrinche Zeilah Earldom Witeh Great Host Empiric
When Rio De La Plata won the 2007 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere, the son of Rahy looked poised for more Group victories. However, it wasn’t until August 2010 that he recorded his next Group victory, in the Gr3 Strensall Stakes, and it was just over three years after his first Gr1 success that he finally scored another, in the Premio Vittorio di Capua. Part of the explanation is that he was off the track between July 2008 and September 2009. Rahy was pensioned at the age of 24 in 2009. Rio De La Plata is one of 12 Gr1 winners by the diminutive son of the brilliant Blushing Groom, alongside such as Fantastic Light (Breeders’ Cup Turf), Noverre, Serena’s Song and Dreaming Of Anna (Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies). Rio De La Plata’s dam Express Way was bred in Argentina, where her sire Ahmad – a Horse of the Year – also sired the Breeders’ Cup Distaff winner Paseana. Express Way began her broodmare career in her homeland, where she made an excellent start by producing El Expresivo, a Gr1 winner over seven furlongs at two in 2001. El Expresivo was by Candy Stripes, the much travelled Blushing Groom horse who was later to be represented in the northern hemisphere by such as Invasor and Leroidesanimaux. Express Way’s success with Candy Stripes suggested that she could also flourish with some of Blushing Groom’s accomplished descendants in the northern hemisphere. Express Way was sent to Britain to be covered by Fantastic Light in 2003. Switched to the USA, she then visited Fantastic Light’s sire Rahy in 2004, to produce Rio De La Plata. He is one of numerous good winners from his female line, another being Candy Stripes’s South African Oaks winner Candy Critic. His third dam, the stakes-winning Great Host mare Escolastica, was a half-sister to Espadana, a dual Gr1 winner. 345 OBERBUERGERMEISTER DIRK ELBERS-PREIS G3 DUSSELDORF. October 10. 3yo+f&m. 2200m.
1. PEARL BANKS (GB) 4 9-4 £28,319 b f by Pivotal - Pearly Shells (Efisio) O-SCEA Haras de Saint Pair B-6c Racing Ltd TR-F Rohaut 2. Ovambo Queen (GER) 3 8-11 £9,735 b f by Kalatos - Oxalaguna (Lagunas) O-Dr HH Leimbach B-Gestut Rietberg TR-Dr A Bolte 3. Nicea (GER) 3 8-11 £4,867 b f by Lando - Nicolaia (Alkalde) O-Stall Nizza B-Jurgen Imm TR-P Schiergen Margins 1.5, 1.75. Time 2:20.54. Going Soft. Age 3-4
Sire: PIVOTAL. Sire of 84 Stakes winners. In 2010 BUZZWORD Danehill G1, REGAL PARADE Kingmambo G1, EMERALD COMMANDER Sadler’s Wells G2, NOORDHOEK FLYER Kris G2, SARISKA Muhtarram G2, PEARL BANKS Efisio G3, POET Shirley Heights G3, SIX OF HEARTS Devil’s Bag G3, SWISS DIVA Indian Ridge G3, TURNING TOP Cadeaux Genereux G3, ENTANGLE Primo Dominie LR, FALLEN IDOL Brief Truce LR, FRATAZZ Local Suitor LR, HEADSTRONG Pursuit of Love LR, LUISANT Lit de Justice LR, PRESCRIPTION
Elmaamul LR, REBECCA ROLFE A P Indy LR, SEEHARN Green Desert LR, SETA Generous LR. 1st Dam: PEARLY SHELLS by Efisio. 5 wins at 3 in France, P.Vermeille-Hermitage Barriere de Baule G1. Dam of 3 winners: 2004: PROPAGANDA (f Sadler’s Wells) Winner at 4. Broodmare. 2005: PEARLY WELLS (c Sadler’s Wells) 2 wins at 3 and 4 in France. 2006: PEARL BANKS (f Pivotal) 5 wins at 3 and 4 in France, Germany, Oberburgermeister Dirk Elbers-Preis G3, Prix Rene et Jacques Bedel LR, Wetten XXL Stutenpreis LR. 2008: Pareo (c Galileo) unraced to date. 2009: (f Monsun) 2010: (f Anabaa) 2nd Dam: PIFFLE by Shirley Heights. 1 win at 3. Own sister to El Conquistador. Dam of PEARLY SHELLS (f Efisio, see above), FRENCHPARK (c Fools Holme: Hollywood Turf H G1), Sayeh (g Fools Holme: 2nd Tote Silver Tankard S LR). Grandam of SNIPPETS. Third dam of Sonoran Sands.
2008: Anabasis (f High Chaparral) unraced to date. 2009: Alto Papavero (c Shamardal) 2010: American Peony (f New Approach) 2nd Dam: Adjani by Surumu. Dam of Acamani (g Winged Love: 2nd Grosser Radeberger Pilsner Preis LR, 3rd BMW Deutsches Derby G1, 3rd Bader Preis Hurdle LR), Allure (f Konigsstuhl, 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 52 Stakes winners. In 2010 - ALIANTHUS Hernando G2, BUDAI Dai Jin G3, ILLO Tertullian LR. ALIANTHUS b h 2005 Nijinsky Niniski Virginia Hills HERNANDO b 90 Miswaki Whakilyric Lyrism Dschingis Khan
Broodmare Sire: EFISIO. Sire of the dams of 19 Stakes winners. In 2010 - ILLUSTRIOUS BLUE Dansili G2, TEMPLE MEADS Avonbridge G2, AGENT SECRET Pyrus G3, PEARL BANKS Pivotal G3, BATHWICK BEAR Kodiac LR, DELEGATOR Dansili LR.
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
PEARL BANKS b f 2006 Northern Dancer Special Jefferson Marie d’Argonne Mohair Caro Cozzene Ride The Trails Bustino Stufida Zerbinetta Forli Formidable Native Partner High Top Eldoret Bamburi Mill Reef Shirley Heights Hardiemma Silly Season Fiddle-Faddle Fiddlededee
347 PRIX ANDRE BABOIN G3
Nureyev Polar Falcon PIVOTAL ch 93 Fearless Revival
Efisio PEARLY SHELLS b 99 Piffle
346 GROSSER PREIS DER LANDESHAUPTSTADT G3 DUSSELDORF. October 10. 3yo+. 1700m.
1. ALIANTHUS (GER) 5 9-6 £28,319 b h by Hernando - Allure (Konigsstuhl) O-Baron G Von Ullmann B-Gestut Karlshof TR-J Hirchberger 2. Noble Alpha (IRE) 3 8-13 £9,735 b c by Shamardal - Nouvelle Noblesse (Singspiel) O-Eckhard Sauren B-Eckhard Sauren TR-M Hofer 3. Sanjii Danon (GER) 4 9-2 £4,867 b c by Big Shuffle - Serpina (Grand Lodge) O-Stall D’Angelo B-Newsells Park Stud TR-W Hickst Margins 1.75, 2. Time 1:44.34. Going Soft. Age 3-5
Sire: HERNANDO. Sire of 48 Stakes winners. In 2010 - RAINBOW PEAK Lion Cavern G1, ALIANTHUS Konigsstuhl G2, AKDARENA Shirley Heights G3, GITANO HERNANDO Perugino G3, AMARE Lando LR, HARRIS TWEED Akarad LR, MAGIC MAMBO Exit To Nowhere LR. 1st Dam: Allure by Konigsstuhl. Winner at 3 in Germany, 3rd Grosser Stutenpreis der Dreijahrigen LR. Dam of 4 winners: 2001: Apokalypse (f Lomitas) 3 wins at 2 and 5 in France, Germany, 3rd Preis des Casino BadenBaden LR. 2002: A BEAUTIFUL MIND (f Winged Love) 2 wins at 2 and 3 in Germany. Broodmare. 2005: ALIANTHUS (c Hernando) Sold 78,817gns yearling at BBAGS. 5 wins at 3 and 5 in Germany, Grosse Europa MeileAsterblute,Rower,Rub G2, G.P. der Landeshauptstadt Dusseldorf G3, EBF European Breeders Fund Meile LR, 2nd P. 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) 5 wins.
BORDEAUX. October 14. 3yo+. 1900m.
1. ZIBIMIX (IRE) 6 8-11 £35,398 grro h by Linamix - Izibi (Saint Cyrien) O-Antoine Boucher B-Wertheimer et Frere TR-X Nakkachdji 2. Thai Haku (IRE) 3 8-5 £14,159 b f by Oasis Dream - Coconut Show (Linamix) O-Marquesa De Moratalla B-Glending Bloodstock TR-M Delzangles 3. Skins Game (GB) 4 9-1 £10,619 br c by Diktat - Mouriyana (Akarad) O-Marquesa De Moratalla B-Mr & Mrs JG Davis TR-J-C Rouget Margins 1, neck. Time 2:03.25. Going Good. Age 2-6
Sire: LINAMIX. Sire of 81 SWs. In 2010 - RAJSAMAN Lammtarra G3, ZIBIMIX Saint Cyrien G3. 1st Dam: Izibi by Saint Cyrien. Dam of 2 winners: 1999: Wazibi (f Bering) unraced. 2000: Zibaline (f Linamix) ran on the flat in France. 2002: Bizibi (c Gold Away) unraced. 2003: Izibix (f Linamix) unraced. 2004: ZIBIMIX (c Linamix) 9 wins at 3 to 6, 2010 in France, Prix Andre Baboin G3, 2nd GP de la Region Alsace LR, Prix de la Porte de Madrid LR, 3rd G. P. de Clairefontaine LR, Prix de l’Avre LR. 2005: Henry James (c Iron Mask) 2007: CHEVAL ROUGE (f Tagula) 2 wins at 2 and 3. 2nd Dam: VALLEE DES FLEURS by Captain’s Gig. 4 wins, Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte G2. Dam of VAL DES BOIS (c Bellypha: Golden Gate H G2, El Rincon H G2, 2nd Prix d’Ispahan G1, Eddie Read H G1, Breeders’ Cup Mile G1), VAL DES PRES (c Bellypha: Oettingen-Rennen G3), Val Fleuri (c Sicyos: 2nd Prix Montenica LR). Grandam of EGOISTE. Broodmare Sire: SAINT CYRIEN. Sire of the dams of 17 SWs. In 2010 - ZIBIMIX Linamix G3. ZIBIMIX gr/ro h 2004 Bellypha Mendez Miss Carina LINAMIX gr 87 Breton Lunadix Lutine Luthier Saint Cyrien Sevres IZIBI b 94 Captain’s Gig Vallee des Fleurs Vallee Noire
Lyphard Belga Caro Miss Pia Relko La Melba Alcide Mona Klairon Flute Enchantee Riverman Saratoga Turn-To Make Sail Val de Loir Pederoba
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Caulfield on Rio De La Plata: “He is one of 12 Group 1 winners by Rahy, a diminutive son of the brilliant Blushing Groom, and who was pensioned at the age of 24 in 2009”
348 DARLEY S G3 NEWMARKET. October 15. 3yo+. 9f.
1. TAZEEZ (USA) 4 9-3 £32,359 bbr g by Silver Hawk - Soiree Russe (Nureyev) O-Hamdan Al Maktoum B-Clovelly Farms TR-JHM Gosden 2. Steele Tango (USA) 3 8-13 £12,266 ch c by Okawango - Waltzing Around (Ela-Mana-Mou) O-The Thirty Acre Racing Partnership B-Tom Zwiesler TR-RA Teal 3. Mastery (GB) 4 9-3 £6,139 b c by Sulamani - Moyesii (Diesis) O-Godolphin B-Darley TR-Saeed bin Suroor Margins 1.25, nose. Time 1:49.74. Going Good. Age 3-6
Sire: SILVER HAWK. Sire of 72 Stakes winners. In 2010 - TAZEEZ Nureyev G3. 1st Dam: SOIREE RUSSE by Nureyev. Winner at 3 in France. Dam of 2 winners: 2003: IN FULL COMMAND (f Deputy Commander) 2 wins at 3 in USA. 2004: TAZEEZ (g Silver Hawk) Sold 135,088gns yearling at GOOY1. 6 wins, Earl of Sefton S G3, Darley S G3, 2nd Brigadier Gerard S G3, 3rd Prince of Wales’s S G1, Arlington Million S G1, Princess of Wales’s S G2. 2006: Ballet Rousse (f Milwaukee Brew) unplaced. 2008: (f Cat Thief) 2009: (f Touch Gold) 2nd Dam: Private View by Mr Prospector. 1 win in France, 2nd Premio Lydia Tesio G1. Dam of Ionio (g Silver Hawk: 2nd Great Voltigeur S G2). Grandam of Paso A Paso. Third dam of PASO ALEGRE. Broodmare Sire: NUREYEV. Sire of the dams of 189 Stakes winners. In 2010 - HEADLINER Sakura Bakushin O G3, MAXIOS Monsun G3, RAINBOW VIEW Dynaformer G3, SONEVA Cherokee Run G3, TAZEEZ Silver Hawk G3. The Silver Hawk/Nureyev cross has produced: TAZEEZ G1, L’OISEAU D’ARGENT LR, SHINKO CALIDO LR, Silver Swan LR.
2002: HATTAN (c Halling) 6 wins at 3, 5 and 6, MBNA Europe Bank Chester Vase G3, totesport.com September S G3, Lingfieldpark.co.uk Winter Derby G3, 2nd Gran Premio di Milano G1, Premio Roma G1. 2003: KING’S RANSOM (g Daylami) 5 wins 4-5. 2004: TASTAHIL (g Singspiel) Sold 330,000gns yearling at TAOC1. 4 wins at 2, 5 and 6, Jockey Club Cup G3, Aon Aston Park S LR, 2nd Doncaster Cup G2, totesport.com St Simon S G3, 3rd Blue Square Henry II S G2, Dubai Tennis Ch’ships John Porter S G3. 2005: GENERAL TING (g Daylami) 2 wins. 2006: (f Bahri) 2008: Handicraft (f Halling) in training. 2009: (c Hurricane Run) 2010: (c Tamayuz) 2nd Dam: LUCAYAN PRINCESS by High Line. 2 wins at 2 Sweet Solera S LR. Dam of LUSO (c Salse: Derby Italiano G1, Aral-Pokal G1 (twice), WGZ Bank Deutschland Preis G1, 2nd Grand Prix de SaintCloud G1, Prix Ganay G1, Gran Premio del Jockey Club G1, Gran Premio di Milano G1 (twice), AralPokal G1, Mercedes-Benz Grosser Preis von Baden G1, EMS Kurierpost Europa Preis G1), WARRSAN (c Caerleon: Vodafone Coronation Cup G1 (twice), Grosser Volkswagon Preis von Baden G1 (twice), 2nd Coral Eclipse S G1, Gran Premio di Milano G1, 3rd Gran Premio del Jockey Club G1, Credit Suisse Private Banking Pokal G1, Hong Kong Vase G1), NEEDLE GUN (c Sure Blade: Gallinule S G2, 2nd St James’s Palace S G1, Derby Italiano-Trofeo Mercedes Benz G1, Premio Presidente della Repubblica G1 (3 times), 3rd Premio Roma G1), CLOUD CASTLE (f In The Wings: Shadwell Stud Nell Gwyn S G3, 2nd Prix Vermeille G1, 3rd Aston Upthorpe Yorkshire Oaks G1), Luana (f Shaadi, see above). Grandam of BLUE MONDAY, LAAHEB, QUEEN’S BEST, REVERIE SOLITAIRE, NIDEEB, Lundy’s Lane, Guarantia, Candle. Third dam of Puggy. Broodmare Sire: SHAADI. Sire of the dams of 11 Stakes winners. In 2010 - TASTAHIL Singspiel G3. The Singspiel/Shaadi cross has produced: MOON BALLAD G1, TASTAHIL G2, DARESSALAM LR. TASTAHIL ch g 2004 Sadler’s Wells In The Wings
TAZEEZ b/br g 2004 Roberto SILVER HAWK b 79 Gris Vitesse
Nureyev SOIREE RUSSE b 97 Private View
High Hawk Turn-To Hail To Reason Nothirdchance Nashua Bramalea Rarelea Nearco Amerigo Sanlinea Mat de Cocagne Matchiche II Chimere Fabuleuse Nearctic Northern Dancer Natalma Forli Special Thong Raise A Native Mr Prospector Gold Digger Vaguely Noble Untitled Artists Proof
349 JOCKEY CLUB CUP G3 NEWMARKET. October 16. 3yo+. 16f.
1. TASTAHIL (IRE) 6 9-0 £32,359 ch g by Singspiel - Luana (Shaadi) O-Hamdan Al Maktoum B-Darley TR-BW Hills 2. Motrice (GB) 3 8-1 £12,266 gr f by Motivator - Entente Cordiale (Affirmed) O/B-Miss K Rausing TR-Sir Mark Prescott 3. Buxted (IRE) 4 9-0 £6,139 b c by Dynaformer - Bintalreef (Diesis) O-Buxted Partnership B-Ronan Burns TR-RA Mills Margins 5, 2.5. Time 3:29.90 (slow 9.90). Going Good to soft. Age 2-6
Sire: SINGSPIEL. See race 340. 1st Dam: Luana by Shaadi. 3 wins at 2 and 3, 3rd Bentinck S LR. Dam of 5 winners: 1996: LUZERN (c Selkirk) Winner at 4 in UAE. 1997: Madurese (c Machiavellian) 1999: Shefid (f Zafonic) unraced. 2000: Burghmuir (f Cadeaux Genereux) ran a few times. Broodmare.
SINGSPIEL b 92 Halo Glorious Song Ballade Danzig Shaadi Unfurled LUANA b 91 High Line Lucayan Princess Gay France
Northern Dancer Fairy Bridge Shirley Heights Sunbittern Hail To Reason Cosmah Herbager Miss Swapsco Northern Dancer Pas de Nom Hoist The Flag Lemon Souffle High Hat Time Call Sir Gaylord Sweet And Lovely II
350 CHALLENGE S G2 NEWMARKET. October 16. 3yo+. 7f.
1. RED JAZZ (USA) 3 9-1 £51,093 b c by Johannesburg - Now That’s Jazz (Sword Dance) O-RJ Arculli B-William F Murphy, Annabel Murphy TR-BW Hills 2. Cat Junior (USA) 5 9-3 £19,368 bbr h by Storm Cat - Luna Wells (Sadler’s Wells) O-Roldvale Limited B-March Thoroughbreds TR-BJ Meehan 3. Main Aim (GB) 5 9-3 £9,693 b h by Oasis Dream - Orford Ness (Selkirk) O-K Abdullah B-Juddmonte Farms TR-Sir M Stoute Margins 2.25, nose. Time 1:26.04 (slow 2.84). Going Good to soft. Age 2-3
Sire: JOHANNESBURG. Sire of 33 Stakes winners. In 2010 - ONCE WERE WILD Unbridled’s Song G1, TURFFONTEIN Dr Grace G1, PHOLA Petionville G2, RED JAZZ Sword Dance G2. 1st Dam: NOW THAT’S JAZZ by Sword Dance. Winner at 3 in USA. Dam of 2 winners: 2004: Smooth Steppin Man (c Minardi) 2005: RHAPSODYSFOOTSTEPS (f Halo’s Image) 4 wins at 2 and 3 in USA.
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2007: RED JAZZ (c Johannesburg) 4 wins 2-3, Challenge S G2, European Free H LR, 2nd Jersey S G3, Criterion S G3, King Charles II S LR, 3rd Queen Elizabeth II S G1, TNT July S G2. 2008: (f Lion Heart) 2nd Dam: MARDI GRAS MOMBO by Tampa Trouble. 5 wins in USA. Dam of PREMIER MOMBO (f Premiership: Queen Empress S LR), DARE TO DUEL (c Kris S: Oceanside S LR), Funinthesun (c Sunny North: 2nd Cradle S G3), Looseleaf Notebook (c Notebook: 3rd Ambernash S). Third dam of MERTIE M.
TRIOMPHE Galileo LR, COULIS Zabeel LR, DANE JULIA Caesour LR, GOLDEN WHIP Seattle Dancer LR, HOOFIT Mossman LR, IRONSTEIN Zabeel LR, LATIN NEWS Hussonet LR, PINWHEEL Lonhro LR, PRECIOUS LORRAINE Encosta de Lago LR, REINE HEUREUSE Big Shuffle LR, SEPOY Elusive Quality LR, ZABENE Zabeel LR, ZAGREB Zabeel LR, CHIC ANTI SHOCK Hawk Wing LR.
Broodmare Sire: SWORD DANCE. Sire of the dams of 7 SWs. In 2010 - RED JAZZ Johannesburg G2.
The Galileo/Danehill cross has produced: BANC DE FORTUNE G1, CIMA DE TRIOMPHE G1, CUIS GHAIRE G1, FRANKEL G1, TEOFILO G1, SIDERA G3, MISS GALILEI LR, Gile Na Greine G1, Roderic O’Connor G1, The Assayer G1, Crystal Gal G3, Acteur Celebre LR, Lagalp LR, Via Galilei LR.
RED JAZZ b c 2007
FRANKEL b c 2008 Storm Cat
Hennessy Island Kitty JOHANNESBURG b 99 Ogygian Myth Yarn Nijinsky Sword Dance Rosa Mundi NOW THAT’S JAZZ ch 99 Tampa Trouble Mardi Gras Mombo Hold Harmless
Storm Bird Terlingua Hawaii T C Kitten Damascus Gonfalon Mr Prospector Narrate Northern Dancer Flaming Page Secretariat Lisadell Blue Prince Dream Vision Mongo Rejuvenate
351 DEWHURST S G1 NEWMARKET. October 16. 2yoc&f. 7f.
1. FRANKEL (GB) 9-1 £180,074 b c by Galileo - Kind (Danehill) O-K Abdullah B-Juddmonte Farms TR-HRA Cecil 2. Roderic O’Connor (IRE) 9-1 £68,261 b c by Galileo - Secret Garden (Danehill) O-Mrs J Magnier, M Tabor, D Smith, Sangster Family B-Swettenham Stud TR-AP O’Brien 3. Glor Na Mara (IRE) 9-1 £34,162 b c by Leroidesanimaux - Sister Angelina (Saint Ballado) O-Mrs JS Bolger B-JS Bolger TR-JS Bolger Margins 2.25, 2.75. Time 1:25.73 (slow 2.53). Going Good to soft. Age 2
Sire: GALILEO. Sire of 79 Stakes winners. In 2010 CAPE BLANCO Presidium G1, FRANKEL Danehill G1, LILY OF THE VALLEY Pennekamp G1, MAHBOOBA Red Ransom G1, MISTY FOR ME Storm Cat G1, RIP VAN WINKLE Stravinsky G1, SANS FRONTIERES Shirley Heights G1, KITE WOOD Mark of Esteem G2, LINTON Centaine G2, MIDAS TOUCH Darshaan G2, IGUGU Intikhab G3, MIKHAIL GLINKA Mark of Esteem G3, TOGETHER Pennekamp 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) 4 wins at 2, Dewhurst S G1, Royal Lodge S G2. 2009: (c Galileo) 2010: (c Oasis Dream) 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, G.Dallmayr-Preis Bayerisches Zuchtrennen G1, 3rd Baileys Irish Champion S G1, Breeders’ Cup Turf G1), KIND (see above). Broodmare Sire: DANEHILL. Sire of the dams of 142 Stakes winners. In 2010 - ABLE ONE Cape Cross G1, BUZZWORD Pivotal G1, FRANKEL Galileo G1, ZABRASIVE Zabeel G1, DUNCAN Dalakhani G2, SAMUEL Sakhee G2, SHOCKING Street Cry G2, STRIKING DANCER Smart Strike G2, BULLET TRAIN Sadler’s Wells G3, NOLL WALLOP High Chaparral G3, PRECIOUS GEM Sadler’s Wells G3, SHEMIYLA Dalakhani G3, SOLAR CHARGED Charge Forward G3, STEINBECK Footstepsinthesand G3, ADNOCON Clang LR, CAPTAIN COLTISH Fusaichi Pegasus LR, CHACHAMAIDEE Footstepsinthesand LR, CIMA DE
Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge GALILEO b 98 Miswaki Urban Sea Allegretta Danzig Danehill Razyana KIND b 2001 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
When the unbeaten Teofilo clinched the 2006 two-year-old championship with his victory in the Dewhurst Stakes, he highlighted the potential of sending speedy daughters of Danehill to Galileo. Consequently, Galileo covered plenty of Danehill mares in 2007 and two of them – Kind, a Listed winner over five and six furlongs, and Secret Garden, a stakes winner over seven and 8.5 furlongs – were among those which produced colts. There was therefore a pleasing symmetry to the result of the 2010 Dewhurst, when Kind’s unbeaten son Frankel effectively clinched the twoyear-old championship with victory over Secret Garden’s son Roderic O’Connor. The Galileo-Danehill pairing has now produced 79 foals of racing age in both hemispheres, with the Gr1 winner Cima de Triomphe and the Gr3 scorer Cuis Ghaire also figuring among the cross’s seven stakes winners. Frankel’s family was introduced to the Juddmonte Farms stud book with the purchase of his third dam, Rockfest, who had raced with some distinction for the late Jock Whitney. A successful staying two-year-old, Rockfest later finished second in the Lingfield Oaks Trial, showing some of the stamina for which her sire Stage Door Johnny became noted. A winner of the Belmont Stakes, Stage Door Johnny made his name as the sire of such as John Cherry (Prix Gladiateur over two and a half miles), Petit Montmorency (15-furlong Prix Berteux) and One On The Aisle (14furlong San Juan Capistrano Handicap). Frankel’s fifth dam Nasira won over six furlongs and a mile, and was a sister to Valdesta, winner of the Ascot 1,000 Guineas Trial. Nasira was also a three-parts sister to Zabara, winner of the 1,000 Guineas, and to Rustam, a high-class two-year-old. This female line also produced the Irish 2,000 Guineas and Derby winner Desert
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DATA BOOK STAKES RESULTS
European Pattern King to Danehill and the top miler Maroof to Danzig. One of the main attractions for sending Kind to Galileo was that her dam Rainbow Lake had enjoyed considerable success with Galileo’s sire Sadler’s Wells. Their son Powerscourt won the Tattersalls Gold Cup and Arlington Million. Rainbow Lake stayed a mile and a half well, winning the Lancashire Oaks so impressively that she next started favourite for the Yorkshire Oaks. 352 ROCKFEL S G2 NEWMARKET. October 16. 2yof. 7f.
1. CAPE DOLLAR (IRE) 8-12 £56,770 b f by Cape Cross - Green Dollar (Kingmambo) O-Saeed Suhail B-Rabbah Bloodstock TR-Sir Michael Stoute 2. Cochabamba (IRE) 8-12 £21,520 ch f by Hurricane Run - Bolivia (Distant View) O-The Rat Racers B-Shortgrove Manor Stud TR-RA Teal 3. I Love Me (GB) 8-12 £10,770 b f by Cape Cross - Garanciere (Anabaa) O-N Botica B-SR Hope TR-AM Balding Margins 0.5, head. Time 1:26.91 (slow 3.71). Going Good to soft.
Margins 2.5, 1.5. Time 2:34.73 (slow 6.03). Going Good to soft. Age 2-5
Sire: CAPE CROSS. See race 352.
TWICE OVER b/br h 2005
1st Dam: CRYSTAL STAR by Mark of Esteem. 2 wins at 2, Reading Evening Post Radley S LR, 2nd Dubai Duty Free Fred Darling S G3. Dam of 2 winners: 2005: CRYSTAL CAPELLA (f Cape Cross) 7 wins at 3 to 5, Pride S G2 (twice), Totepool Middleton S G3, Princess Royal EBF Pricewaterhouse. S LR, EBF Alice Keppel H LR, 2nd Pride S G2. 2006: SANDOR (g Fantastic Light) 3 wins at 3 and 4. 2007: Drop In The Ocean (f Tiger Hill) unraced to date. 2008: Crystal Etoile (f Dansili) in training. 2010: (c Danehill Dancer) 2nd Dam: CRYSTAL CAVERN by Be My Guest. 3 wins. Dam of CRYSTAL STAR (f Mark of Esteem, see above). Broodmare Sire: MARK OF ESTEEM. Sire of the dams of 8 Stakes winners. In 2010 - DANON CHANTILLY Fuji Kiseki G1, CRYSTAL CAPELLA Cape Cross G2, KITE WOOD Galileo G2, MIKHAIL GLINKA Galileo G3, UPSALA Oratorio LR. CRYSTAL CAPELLA b m 2005
Green Desert Foreign Courier CAPE CROSS b/br 94
Sire: CAPE CROSS. Sire of 64 Stakes winners. In 2010 - ABLE ONE Danehill G1, BEHKABAD Kris G1, CAPE DOLLAR Kingmambo G2, CAPECOVER Zabeel G2, CROSSTHESTART Gold And Ivory G2, CRYSTAL CAPELLA Mark of Esteem G2, MEKONG MELODY Niniski G2, TREAT GENTLY In The Wings G2, CORSICA Persian Bold G3, LAAHEB Sadler’s Wells G3, SEA LORD Woodman G3.
Ahonoora Park Appeal Balidaress Darshaan Mark of Esteem Homage CRYSTAL STAR ch 2000 Be My Guest Crystal Cavern Krisalya
1st Dam: Green Dollar by Kingmambo. unraced. Dam of 1 winner: 2008: CAPE DOLLAR (f Cape Cross) 2 wins at 2, Rockfel S G2, 3rd Prestige S G3. 2009: (c Refuse To Bend)
Northern Dancer Pas de Nom Sir Ivor Courtly Dee Lorenzaccio Helen Nichols Balidar Innocence Shirley Heights Delsy Ajdal Home Love Northern Dancer What A Treat Kris Sassalya
354 CHAMPION S G1
Raise A Native Mr Prospector Gold Digger Distant View Irish River Seven Springs La Trinite OBSERVATORY ch 97 Hail To Reason Roberto Bramalea Stellaria Northern Dancer Victoria Star Solometeor Northern Dancer Nijinsky Flaming Page Caerleon Round Table Foreseer Regal Gleam DOUBLE CROSSED b 98 Red God Blushing Groom Runaway Bride Quandary Cloudy Dawn Lost Virtue Aunt Tilt
355 PREIS DES WINTERFAVORITEN G3 COLOGNE. October 17. 2yo. 1600m.
1. SILVANER (GER) 9-2 £75,221 b c by Lomitas - Suisun (Monsun) O-M Herbert B-Gestut Fahrhof TR-P Schiergen 2. Nice Danon (GB) 9-2 £27,434 gr c by Sakhee - Miss Universe (Warning) O-Stall D’Angelo B-Stratford Place Stud TR-A Wohler 3. Manchester (FR) 9-2 £18,142 ch c by Domedriver - Metaline (Dr Fong) O-Stall Leon B-Patrick Chedeville TR-A Kleinkorres Margins Neck, 2. Time 1:45.29. Going Soft. Age 2
Broodmare Sire: KINGMAMBO. Sire of the dams of 39 Stakes winners. In 2010 - MIDDAY Oasis Dream G1, REGAL PARADE Pivotal G1, CAPE DOLLAR Cape Cross G2, DANZON Royal Academy G3, LIVE CONCERT Singspiel G3, WYOMIA Vindication G3. CAPE DOLLAR b f 2008 Danzig Green Desert Foreign Courier CAPE CROSS b/br 94 Ahonoora Park Appeal Balidaress Mr Prospector Kingmambo Miesque GREEN DOLLAR b 2003 Sadler’s Wells Strawberry Roan Doff The Derby
Northern Dancer Pas de Nom Sir Ivor Courtly Dee Lorenzaccio Helen Nichols Balidar Innocence Raise A Native Gold Digger Nureyev Pasadoble Northern Dancer Fairy Bridge Master Derby Margarethen
353 PRIDE S G2 NEWMARKET. October 16. 3yo+f&m. 12f.
1. CRYSTAL CAPELLA (GB) 5 9-3 £51,093 b m by Cape Cross - Crystal Star (Mark of Esteem) O-Sir Evelyn De Rothschild B-Southcourt Stud TR-Sir Michael Stoute 2. Myplacelater (GB) 3 8-10 £19,368 ch f Where Or When - Star Welcome (Most Welcome) O-AJ Thompson B-Mrs N Ward TR-DRC Elsworth 3. She’s Our Mark (GB) 6 9-3 £9,693 ch m by Ishiguru - Markskeepingfaith (Ajraas) O-B&M Syndicate B-M Barrett, Redmyre Bloodstock TR-PJ Flynn
1. TWICE OVER (GB) 5 9-3 £213,739 bbr h by Observatory - Double Crossed (Caerleon) O-K Abdullah B-Juddmonte Farms TR-HRA Cecil 2. Vision d’Etat (FR) 5 9-3 £81,023 b h by Chichicastenango - Uberaba (Garde Royale) O-Jacques Detre B-Gaetan Gilles TR-E Libaud 3. Debussy (IRE) 4 9-3 £40,549 b c by Diesis - Opera Comique (Singspiel) O-HRH Princess Haya Of Jordan B-Darley TR-JHM Gosden Margins 1.75, 0.75. Time 2:08.54 (slow 7.54). Going Good to soft. Age 2-5
Places Earned 10 £1,803,763
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, Lando Preis des Winterfavoriten G3. 2009: (c Konigstiger) 2010: (f Mount Nelson) 2nd Dam: Suivez by Fioravanti. 2 wins, 2nd Kronimus Rennen LR, Festa Rennen LR. Dam of SIMOUN (Idee Hansa-Preis G2), SHINING (c Surumu: P. der Landwirtschaft LR), SOUDAINE (Preis der Hotellerie Baden-Baden LR), SOIGNEE (Kronimus Rennen LR, 2nd Prix des Reservoirs G3). Grandam of STACELITA, SUESTADO.
1st Dam: DOUBLE CROSSED by Caerleon. 2 wins at 3, Arena Racing Oaks Trial LR. Dam of 1 winner: 2003: Deceived (f Selkirk) unraced. Broodmare. 2004: Tricked (f Beat Hollow) unraced. Broodmare. 2005: TWICE OVER (c Observatory). 9 wins 2-5, Champion S G1 (twice), Eclipse S G1, Prix Eugene Adam G2, Craven S G3, Foundation S LR, 2nd International S G1, Champion S G1, Prince of Wales’s S G1, 3rd Irish Champion S G1, Lockinge S G1, St James’s Palace S G1, Breeders’ Cup Classic G1, Dante S G2, Earl of Sefton S G3. 2006: Betray (f King’s Best) unraced. 2008: Serious Breach (g Intikhab) unraced to date. 2009: (c Observatory) 2nd Dam: QUANDARY by Blushing Groom. 3 wins at 4 James Seymour S LR. Dam of DOUBLE CROSSED (f Caerleon, see above). Grandam of PASSAGE OF TIME, FATHER TIME, TIMEPIECE. Broodmare Sire: CAERLEON. Sire of the dams of 153 SWs. In 2010 - BUENA VISTA Special Week
1st Dam: PRAIRIE RUNNER by Arazi. 2 wins at 3 in France, Prix Minerve G3. Dam of 6 winners: 2001: Prairie Flower (f Zieten) 2 wins at 2 and 3 in France, 2nd Prix Michel Houyvet LR. 2002: Peredovoi (c Fasliyev) unraced. 2003: Popova (f Kahyasi) 4 wins, 2nd Prix Andre Michel Fillies Hurdle G3. 2004: PRAIRIE SPIRIT (g Grape Tree Road) 7 wins. 2005: PLUIE D’OR (f Bering) Winner at 4 in France. 2006: PEINTRE ABSTRAIT (c Peintre Celebre) Winner over jumps at 4 in Czech Republic. 2008: PRAIRIE STAR (c Peintre Celebre) 3 wins at 2 in France, Prix de Conde G3. 2009: Premiere Danseuse (f Gold Away) 2010: Pacific Rim (f Singspiel) 2nd Dam: PAIX BLANCHE by Fabulous Dancer. 2 wins at 2 and 3 in France Prix Finlande LR, 2nd Prix Cleopatre G3. Dam of PRAIRIE RUNNER (f Arazi, see above), POUSSIN (c Alzao: Prix Le Fabuleux LR, 2nd Prix d’Ispahan G1). Broodmare Sire: ARAZI. Sire of the dams of 24 Stakes winners. In 2010 - AMERICAIN Dynaformer G2, BRIBON Mark of Esteem G2, PRAIRIE STAR Peintre Celebre G3, UNZIP ME City Zip G3. The Peintre Celebre/Arazi cross has produced: PRAIRIE STAR G3, KAREEMAH LR. PRAIRIE STAR b c 2008 Nearctic Natalma Forli Special Thong PEINTRE CELEBRE ch 94 Raise A Native Alydar Sweet Tooth Peinture Bleue Habitat Petroleuse Plencia Red God Blushing Groom Runaway Bride Arazi Northern Dancer Danseur Fabuleux Fabuleux Jane PRAIRIE RUNNER b 96 Northern Dancer Fabulous Dancer Last of The Line Paix Blanche Rheffic Alma Ata Autorin Nureyev
357 PRIX DU CONSEIL DE PARIS G2 LONGCHAMP. October 17. 3yo+. 2400m.
Broodmare Sire: MONSUN. Sire of the dams of 9 SWs. In 2010 - NIGHT MAGIC Sholokhov G1, SILVANER Lomitas G3, TRES ROCK DANON Rock of Gibraltar G3. SILVANER b c 2008 Nijinsky Niniski Virginia Hills
Sire: OBSERVATORY. Sire of 9 Stakes winners. In 2010 - TWICE OVER Caerleon G1, HELLEBORINE Quest For Fame G3.
Sire: PEINTRE CELEBRE. Sire of 49 Stakes winners. In 2010 - BYWORD Woodman G1, CELTIC CELEB Gay Mecene G2, PRAIRIE STAR Arazi G3.
Sire: LOMITAS. Sire of 46 Stakes winners. In 2010 SILVANER Monsun G3.
NEWMARKET. October 16. 3yo+. 10f.
2nd Dam: STRAWBERRY ROAN by Sadler’s Wells. 3 wins at 2 and 3 Derrinstown Stud 1000 Guineas Trial LR, Eyrefield 2yo S LR, 2nd Airlie Coolmore Irish 1000 Guineas G1. Own sister to IMAGINE. Grandam of Eternal Power.
Margins Neck, nose. Time 1:59.50. Going Good to soft.
See race 155 in the August issue
G1, GILT EDGE GIRL Monsieur Bond G1, TWICE OVER Observatory G1, ELEANORA DUSE Azamour G2, RED DESIRE Manhattan Cafe G2, ANNA SALAI Dubawi G3, GOLDWAKI Dalakhani G3, SIMON DE MONTFORT King’s Best G3.
LOMITAS ch 88 Surumu La Colorada La Dorada Konigsstuhl Monsun Mosella SUISUN b 2004 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
356 PRIX DE CONDE G3 LONGCHAMP. October 17. 2yo. 1800m.
1. PRAIRIE STAR (FR) 8-11 £35,398 b c by Peintre Celebre - Prairie Runner (Arazi) O-Ecurie Wildenstein B-Dayton Investments Ltd TR-E Lellouche 2. Bubble Chic (FR) 8-11 £14,159 b c by Chichicastenango - Bubble Back (Grand Lodge) O-F Tabone, G Botti B-Z Hakam TR-G Botti 3. Kreem (GB) 8-11 £10,619 b c by Hurricane Run - En Public (Rainbow Quest) O-Muteb Bin Abdullah B-F Bianco TR-A Fabre
1. PRINCE BISHOP (IRE) 3 8-11 £65,575 ch c by Dubawi - North East Bay (Prospect Bay) O-Godolphin SNC B-Thurso Limited TR-A Fabre 2. Cirrus des Aigles (FR) 4 9-6 £25,310 b g by Even Top - Taille de Guepe (Septieme Ciel) O-JCA Dupouy B-Y Lelimouzin, B Deschamps TR-Mme C Barande-Barbe 3. Shimraan (FR) 3 9-0 £12,080 b c by Rainbow Quest - Shemriyna (King of Kings) O-HH The Aga Khan B-HH The Aga Khan TR-A de Royer-Dupre Margins Short neck, 3. Time 2:40.80. Going Good to soft. Age 3
Sire: DUBAWI. Sire of 21 Stakes winners. In 2010 HAPPY ARCHER Jeune G1, MAKFI Green Desert G1, POET’S VOICE Chief’s Crown G1, SECRET ADMIRER Secret Savings G1, IRISH FIELD Hernando G2, MONTEROSSO Barathea G2, PRINCE BISHOP Prospect Bay G2, WORTHADD Rahy G2, ANNA SALAI Caerleon G3, ASTROPHYSICAL JET Rainbow Quest G3, CELLARMASTER Sound Reason G3, MAJESTIC DUBAWI Singspiel G3, SPLIT TROIS Zafonic G3. 1st Dam: North East Bay by Prospect Bay. ran on the flat in USA at 2. Dam of 3 winners: 2005: STRATEGIC MISSION (g Red Ransom) 2 wins at 2 and 3. 2006: ACQUIESCED (f Refuse To Bend) Winner at 2.
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Caulfield on Rainbow Peak: “The Duke of Norfolk introduced his family to his stud with the purchase of his fifth dam, La Fresnes, for 17,000 guineas from Lord Derby”
2007: PRINCE BISHOP (c Dubawi) Sold 80,000gns foal at TADEF. 4 wins, Prix du Conseil de Paris G2, Prix du Prince d’Orange G3. 2008: Salmon Rose (f Iffraaj) unraced to date. 2009: (c Authorized) 2010: (c Kheleyf) 2nd Dam: Wassifa by Sure Blade. 4 wins, 3rd Capital Holding Mile H LR. Dam of HOLD TO RANSOM (f Red Ransom: Sandringham S LR), Market’s Best (f Marquetry: 3rd Baby Doe H). Grandam of RETRIEVE. Broodmare Sire: PROSPECT BAY. Sire of the dams of 4 SWs. In 2010 - PRINCE BISHOP Dubawi G2. PRINCE BISHOP ch c 2007 Mr Prospector Con Game Dubai Millennium Shareef Dancer Colorado Dancer Fall Aspen DUBAWI b 2002 Shirley Heights Deploy Slightly Dangerous Zomaradah Dancing Brave Jawaher High Tern Mr Prospector Crafty Prospector Real Crafty Lady Prospect Bay Danzig Baltic Sea Renounce NORTH EAST BAY b/br 2001 Kris Sure Blade Double Lock Wassifa Ile de Bourbon Rye Tops Topsy Seeking The Gold
358 PREMIO DORMELLO G3 MILAN. October 17. 2yof. 1600m.
1. ADAMANTINA (GB) 8-11 £41,371 b f by Diktat - Royal Hawk (Wolfhound) O-Scuderia Incolinx B-Azienda Agricola Rosati Colarieti TR-V Caruso 2. Stay Alive (IRE) 8-11 £18,203 br f by Iffraaj - Pursuit of Life (Pursuit of Love) O/B-Grundy Bloodstock TR-B Grizzetti 3. Singapore Lilly (IRE) 8-11 £9,929 b f by Mujadil - Swallow Falls (Lake Coniston) O-Mrs T Burns B-Troy Cullen TR-MR Channon Margins 1.25, 2.25. Time 1:45.70. Going Very soft. Age 2
359 PREMIO OMENONI G3 MILAN. October 17. 3yo+. 1000m.
1. JAKOR (ITY) 9-0 £30,088 b c by Orpen - Jackie (Horage) O-Scuderia Marwins B-Sofim Scuderia Alessia TR-M Marcialis 2. Charming Woman (IRE) 9-0 £13,238 b f by Invincible Spirit - Sospel (Kendor) O-Scuderia Incolinx B-Societa Allevamento Razza Latina SRL TR-V Caruso 3. Farrel (IRE) 9-0 £7,221 b c by Fruits of Love - Folcungi (Mukaddamah) O-Scuderia Arvenig B-Allevamento dei Sei SRL TR-B Grizzetti Margins Neck, 2.25. Time 1:01.10. Going Very soft. Age 2-4
1st Dam: Royal Hawk by Wolfhound. 3 wins at 2 and 3 in Italy, 3rd Premio Toscana LR. Dam of 3 winners: 2005: ROYAL DICTATOR (c Diktat) 3 wins at 3 and 4 in Italy. 2006: CAPODARCO (c Zamindar) 4 wins at 4 in Italy. 2008: ADAMANTINA (f Diktat) 2 wins at 2 in Italy, Premio Dormello G3, Premio Coolmore LR. 2010: (f Sakhee)
Sire: ORPEN. Sire of 54 Stakes winners. In 2010 LINGOTE DE ORO Old Trieste G1, BLU CONSTELLATION Celtic Swing G3, JAKOR Horage G3, NORQUINCO The Watcher G3, ORPEN FAIN Southern Halo G3, POLLEN Chief Singer G3, WAR ARTIST Brocco G3.
Broodmare Sire: WOLFHOUND. Sire of the dams of 6 Stakes winners. In 2010 - ADAMANTINA Diktat G3. ADAMANTINA b f 2008 Warning DIKTAT br 95 Arvola
Wolfhound ROYAL HAWK ch 98 Rozala
In Reality Known Fact Tamerett Roberto Slightly Dangerous Where You Lead Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge Ahonoora Park Appeal Balidaress Northern Dancer Nureyev Special Buckpasser Lassie Dear Gay Missile Hail To Reason Roberto Bramalea Secretariat Golden Highlights Barely Even
2nd Dam: CELTIC RING by Welsh Pageant. 2 wins at 3 and 4. Dam of CELTIC SWING (c Damister: Racing Post Trophy G1, Prix du Jockey Club G1, 2nd 2000 Guineas G1). Grandam of Pure Passion. Broodmare Sire: LION CAVERN. Sire of the dams of 15 Stakes winners. In 2010 - HIBAAYEB Singspiel G1, RAINBOW PEAK Hernando G1, LONE ROCK Fastnet Rock G3. The Hernando/Lion Cavern cross has produced: RAINBOW PEAK G1, CELTIC HEROINE LR. RAINBOW PEAK b g 2006 Nijinsky Niniski Virginia Hills Miswaki Whakilyric Lyrism Mr Prospector Lion Cavern Secrettame CELTIC FLING b 96
1st Dam: JACKIE by Horage. 2 wins at 2 and 3 in Italy. Dam of 4 winners: 2001: JACKIE BET (f Deploy) 2 wins at 3 in Italy. 2002: Madera (f Benny The Dip) unraced. 2003: Brava Jackie (f Lujain) unraced. 2004: Zanzara Bravo (f Polish Precedent) 2005: Csarina Bravo (f Xaar) 2006: JAKOR (c Orpen) 8 wins at 2 to 4 in Italy, Premio Omenoni G3, Premio Eupili LR, 2nd Premio Cancelli LR. 2007: JAKID (c Daro Sopran) 3 wins 2-3 in Italy. 2008: JABOT (c Daro Sopran) Winner at 2 in Italy. 2nd Dam: Tekard by Lyphard. unraced. Dam of JOHN SILVER (c El-Muleta: Premio Albano LR, Premio U.N.P.C.P.S-Mem Guido Berardelli LR) Broodmare Sire: HORAGE. Sire of the dams of 5 Stakes winners. In 2010 - JAKOR Orpen G3. JAKOR b c 2006 Northern Dancer Pas de Nom Alydar Endear Chappaquiddick Halo Devil’s Bag Ballade Hoist The Flag Raise The Standard Natalma Restless Wind Tumble Wind Easy Stages Sicambre Musicienne Musical II Northern Dancer Lyphard Goofed Bleep-Bleep Tek Tek Tekka Danzig
ORPEN b 96 Bonita Francita
Horage JACKIE b 95 Tekard
360 GRAN PREMIO DEL JOCKEY CLUB G1 MILAN. October 17. 3yo+. 2400m.
2nd Dam: Rozala by Roberto. ran once at 3. Own sister to Victorious Deed. Dam of Russian Flight (f Siberian Express: 2nd Shirley Jones H G3, Thoroughbred Club of America S G3), Lindor (f Lycius: 2nd Criterium Varesino LR), Royal Hawk (f Wolfhound, see above). Grandam of Along The Sea, Chauvinism, Cordoba.
361 PRIX DES RESERVOIRS G3
HERNANDO b 90
Sire: DIKTAT. Sire of 21 Stakes winners. In 2010 DREAM AHEAD Cadeaux Genereux G1, ADAMANTINA Wolfhound G3, CONTAT Robellino G3, DEFINIGHTLY Danzig Connection LR, SKINS GAME Akarad LR, TOOLAIN Machiavellian LR.
2008: (g Montjeu) 2009: (f Oasis Dream)
1. RAINBOW PEAK (IRE) 4 9-4 £101,548 b g by Hernando - Celtic Fling (Lion Cavern) O/B-PD Savill TR-MA Jarvis 2. Lord Chaparral (IRE) 3 8-13 £44,681 b c by High Chaparral - Freccia d’Oro (Acatenango) O-Scuderia Framanti B-Faumar TR-R Brogi 3. Cavalryman (GB) 4 9-4 £24,371 b c by Halling - Silversword (Highest Honor) O-Godolphin B-Darley TR-Saeed bin Suroor Margins Sh hd, 6.5. Time 2:36.10. Going Very soft. Age 3-4
Sire: HERNANDO. See race 346. 1st Dam: CELTIC FLING by Lion Cavern. Winner at 3. Dam of 4 winners: 2001: CELTIC HEROINE (f Hernando) 4 wins at 2 and 3, Sandringham S LR. 2002: TOSS THE CABER (g Dr Devious) 3 wins. 2004: JACARANDA RIDGE (f Indian Ridge) 1 win at 3. 2005: Master Act (g Act One) unraced. 2006: RAINBOW PEAK (g Hernando) 20,000gns yearling. 5 wins , Gran Premio del Jockey Club G1, Wolferton H LR, 2nd Strensall S G3, Arc Trial G3, Hambleton H LR.
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Welsh Pageant Celtic Ring Pencuik Jewel
Northern Dancer Flaming Page Tom Rolfe Ridin’ Easy Mr Prospector Hopespringseternal Lyphard Pass A Glance Raise A Native Gold Digger Secretariat Tamerett Tudor Melody Picture Light Petingo Fotheringay
The breeders of the Racing Post Trophy and Prix du Jockey-Club winner Celtic Swing inevitably tried to replicate the magic which had been generated when the colt’s dam, the Welsh Pageant mare Celtic Ring, visited Mr Prospector’s son Damister. A few months after Celtic Swing’s breathtaking display in the 1994 Racing Post Trophy, Celtic Ring visited Lion Cavern, another son of Mr Prospector, to produce the filly Celtic Fling. Unfortunately, Celtic Fling proved to have little of her three-parts brother’s brilliance, though she did win over a mile at three. However, she has more than made amends as a broodmare, with help from the perennially underrated Hernando. Their first foal, Celtic Heroine, earned a Timeform rating of 111 with her victory in the Sandringham Stakes at Royal Ascot in 2004. That prompted a repeat mating and the pairing’s 2006 foal is the progressive Rainbow Peak, who became Hernando’s sixth Gr1 winner when he won the Gran Premio del Jockey Club. Rainbow Peak’s third dam, the twice-raced Pencuik Jewel, was a half-sister to three notable individuals, namely Ragstone, winner of the 1974 Gold Cup, Castle Keep, a very smart middle-distance stayer, and Castle Moon. The last-named found fame as the dam of Moon Madness (St Leger and Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud), Sheriff’s Star (Coronation Cup and Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud) and Lucky Moon (Goodwood Cup). These horses shone for the Duke of Norfolk, who introduced the family to his stud with the purchase of Rainbow Peak’s fifth dam, La Fresnes, for 17,000 guineas from Lord Derby. La Fresnes had been first past the post in the 1955 Molecomb and Lowther Stakes, and also had a firstrate pedigree, being a granddaughter of the wartime 1,000 Guineas and St Leger winner Herringbone. Herringbone was herself a daughter of the famous mare Schiaparelli.
DEAUVILLE. October 19. 2yof. 1600m.
1. ESPIRITA (FR) 8-9 £35,398 b f by Iffraaj - Belle Esprit (Warning) O-Bruno Mettoudi B-SCEA La Perrigne, Elevage De Courteilles TR-E Lellouche 2. Footsteppy (IRE) 8-9 £14,159 b f by Footstepsinthesand - Final Opinion (King’s Theatre) O-Eric Pokrovsky B-G Callanan TR-S Wattel 3. Nova Step (GB) 8-9 £10,619 ch f by Dubawi - Light Step (Nureyev) O-A Mouknass, A Forde B-Dreosan Et Associates TR-F Rohaut Margins 3, 1.5. Time 1:45.20. Going Soft. Age 2
Sire: IFFRAAJ. Sire of 2 SWs. In 2010 - WOOTTON BASSETT Primo Dominie G1, ESPIRITA Warning G3. 1st Dam: Belle Esprit by Warning. unraced. Own sister to TORCH ROUGE. Dam of 4 winners: 1999: ALL BUSINESS (f Entrepreneur) Winner at 3. 2000: Beau Artiste (g Peintre Celebre) 2001: Finians Gold (c Fasliyev) 2002: RELUCTANT SUITOR (g Singspiel) 1 win at 4. 2004: WORLD SPIRIT (f Agnes World) 3 wins 2-3. 2006: Belle Et Brave (f Falbrav) 2008: ESPIRITA (f Iffraaj) Sold 34,211gns yearling at ARAUG. 2 wins at 2 in France, Prix des Reservoirs-Haras d’Etreham G3. 2009: Belisha (f Zamindar) 2nd Dam: Sistabelle by Bellypha. unraced. Own sister to BELLA COLORA. Dam of TORCH ROUGE (c Warning: Brandenburg Trophy der Landesbank Berlin G2, Arlington H G2). Grandam of SIMONAS, SYRAKUS, SIR WARREN. Broodmare Sire: WARNING. Sire of the dams of 44 SWs. In 2010 - MISS KELLER Montjeu G2, AIR CHIEF MARSHAL Danehill Dancer G3, ESPIRITA Iffraaj G3, MORES WELLS Sadler’s Wells G3. ESPIRITA b f 2008 Mr Prospector Secrettame The Minstrel Zaizafon Mofida Northern Dancer Nureyev Special Ahonoora Park Appeal Balidaress In Reality Known Fact Tamerett Roberto Slightly Dangerous Where You Lead Lyphard Bellypha Belga Jimmy Reppin Reprocolor Blue Queena Gone West Zafonic IFFRAAJ b 2001 Pastorale
Warning BELLE ESPRIT b 94 Sistabelle
362 ENGELBERT STRAUSS-TROPHY G3 BADEN-BADEN. October 23. 3yo+. 2200m.
1. DURBAN THUNDER (GER) 4 9-2 £28,319 ch c by Samum - Donna Alicia (Highland Chieftain) O-Stall Tinsdal B-Frau M Sohl TR-T Mundry 2. Representing (USA) 6 9-2 £9,735 b g by Rahy - Recording (Danzig) O-Mlle Anne-Sophie Pacault B-George Strawbridge TR-Mlle A-S Pacault 3. Liang Kay (GER) 5 9-2 £4,867 b h by Dai Jin - Linton Bay (Funambule) O-Stall Emina B-Frau I Zimmermann TR-U Ostmann Margins Nose, neck. Time 2:23.31. Going Soft. Age 4
Sire: SAMUM. Sire of 6 Stakes winners. In 2010 DURBAN THUNDER Highland Chieftain G3. 1st Dam: Donna Alicia by Highland Chieftain. 3 wins at 2 to 4 in Germany, 2nd Meile der Nord/LB-5. der Top 6-Wette LR, P.BMW Vertragspartner Berlin Brandenburg LR. Dam of 4 winners: 2001: DON CARINIO (c Monsun) 8 wins at 4, 6 and 8 in Germany.
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DATA BOOK STAKES RESULTS
European Pattern 2002: DONNERFEE (f Sternkoenig) Winner at 4 in Germany. 2004: DONNA LAVINIA (f Acatenango) Winner at 3 in Germany. 2006: DURBAN THUNDER (c Samum) 4 wins at 4 in France, Germany, Engelbert Strauss Trophy G3, GP de la Region Alsace LR. 2nd Dam: DONNA REGINA by Esclavo. 1 win in West Germany. Dam of Donna Alicia (f Highland Chieftain, see above) Broodmare Sire: HIGHLAND CHIEFTAIN. Sire of the dams of 2 Stakes winners. In 2010 - DURBAN THUNDER Samum G3. DURBAN THUNDER ch c 2006 Konigsstuhl Monsun Mosella SAMUM ch 97 Old Vic Sacarina Brave Lass Kampala Highland Chieftain La Primavera DONNA ALICIA b 95 Esclavo Donna Regina Donna Fiona
Dschingis Khan Konigskronung Surumu Monasia Sadler’s Wells Cockade Ridan Bravour II Kalamoun State Pension Northfields Eos Viceregal Esclave Frontal Donna Lydia
363 ST SIMON S G3 NEWBURY. October 23. 3yo+. 12f 5yds.
1. CLOWANCE (GB) 5 9-0 £32,359 b m by Montjeu - Freni (Sternkoenig) O-Seasons Holidays B-B Hurley TR-R Charlton 2. Poet (GB) 5 9-6 £12,266 b h by Pivotal - Hyabella (Shirley Heights) O-HE Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan B-Meon Valley Stud TR-CG Cox 3. Dreamspeed (IRE) 3 8-10 £6,139 b c by Barathea - Kapria (Simon du Desert) O-JC Smith B-Stone Ridge Farm TR-AM Balding Margins 2, 1.5. Time 2:40.45. Going Good to soft. Age 2-5
Sire: MONTJEU. Sire of 92 SWs. In 2010 - FAME AND GLORY Shirley Heights G1, JOSHUA TREE Grand Lodge G1, TAVISTOCK Quest For Fame G1, WALL STREET Grand Lodge G1, JUKEBOX JURY Kenmare G2, MARIA ROYAL Zafonic G2, MISS KELLER Warning G2, CLOWANCE Sternkoenig G3, GROWL Western Symphony G3, JAN VERMEER Pennekamp G3. 1st Dam: FRENI by Sternkoenig. 4 wins at 3 in Germany. Dam of 3 winners: 2003: FESTERO (g Silvano) 4 wins at 3 and 5. 2005: CLOWANCE (f Montjeu) 3 wins at 3 and 5, John Smith’s St Simon S G3, Swettenham Stud Fillies Trial LR, 2nd Irish St Leger G1. 2006: CLUB TAHITI (f Hernando) Winner at 2. 2007: Keys (g Doyen) unraced to date. 2008: (f Peintre Celebre) 2nd Dam: Flunder by Nebos. 1 win at 2 in West Germany, 2nd Dortmunder Stutenpreis LR, 3rd Neuss Stuten Preis G3, Ludwig Goebels-Erinnerungsrennen G3. Dam of FERRARI (c Alkalde: Gerling Preis G2, 3rd Hollywood Turf Cup H G1), Fusili (f Silvano: 2nd Lingfield Oaks Trial LR), Forto (g Acatenango: 2nd P. der Firma Jungheinrich Gabelstapler LR) Broodmare Sire: STERNKOENIG. Sire of the dams of 3 SWs. In 2010 - CLOWANCE Montjeu G3.
Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge MONTJEU b 96 Top Ville Floripedes Toute Cy Kalaglow Sternkoenig Sternwappen FRENI ch 97 Nebos Flunder Flunkerei
NEWBURY. October 23. 2yoc&g. 7f.
1. KLAMMER (GB) 8-12 £21,289 b c by Exceed And Excel - Aymara (Darshaan) O-Yan Wah Wu B-Ermyn Lodge Stud Limited TR-Jane Chapple-Hyam 2. Dux Scholar (GB) 8-12 £8,070 b c by Oasis Dream - Alumni (Selkirk) O-K Abdullah B-Juddmonte Farms TR-Sir Michael Stoute 3. Elzaam (AUS) 8-12 £4,039 b c by Redoute’s Choice - Mambo In Freeport (Kingmambo) O-Hamdan Al Maktoum B-Kia Ora Stud TR-MA Jarvis Margins Nose, neck. Time 1:28.21 (slow 5.21). Going Good to soft.
Sire: SHAMARDAL. Sire of 21 Stakes winners. In 2010 - CAPTAIN SONADOR Kenny’s Best Pal G1, CASAMENTO Always Fair G1, FAINT PERFUME Zabeel G1, LOPE DE VEGA Vettori G1, NO EVIDENCE NEEDED Generous G2, SHAKESPEAREAN Priolo G2, ZAZOU Lomitas G2, DUNBOYNE EXPRESS Polish Precedent G3, ELLE SHADOW Roi Danzig G3, FRENCH NAVY Woodman G3, FEMINA FASHION Jeune LR, GINGERBREAD MAN Hurricane Sky LR, HAPPY HIPPY Soviet Lad LR, IT’S MIDNIGHT Fairy King LR, MARQUARDT Centaine LR, MODEYRA Unfuwain LR, SHAMILLION Redoute’s Choice LR, SIYAADAH Lahib LR.
Sire: EXCEED AND EXCEL. Sire of 26 Stakes winners. In 2010 - ELECTRIC WAVES Spectrum G3, KLAMMER Darshaan G3, REWARD FOR EFFORT Rory’s Jester G3, TECH EXCEED Nebos G3, HOONESS Spectrum LR, KOALA BEAR Zabeel LR, MASAMAH Distant Relative LR, VERY DISCREET Euclase LR. 1st Dam: AYMARA by Darshaan. Winner at 3. Dam of 3 winners: 2002: Madge (f Marju) 2003: ADAGE (f Vettori) 3 wins at 4. 2004: Elegans (f Montjeu) ran a few times. 2005: HANSEATIC CROSS (c Cape Cross) Winner at 5 in Germany. 2006: Antica Medusa (f Tiger Hill) ran on the Flat in Italy. 2007: Ermyn Express (f Selkirk) 2008: KLAMMER (c Exceed And Excel) Sold 16,000gns yearling at TAOC3. 4 wins at 2 at home, France, John Smth’s Horris Hill S G3, Criterium du Fonds Europeen de L’Elevage LR, 2nd Juddmonte Royal Lodge S G2, 3rd 32red.com Superlative S G2. 2009: (f Byron) 2010: (f Piccolo) 2nd Dam: CHIPAYA by Northern Prospect. 6 wins at 2 to 5 at home, USA Moss Bros October S LR, 3rd Premio Bagutta - Memorial Sergio Cumani G3.
Nearctic Natalma Bold Reason Special High Top Sega Ville Tennyson Adele Toumignon Kalamoun Rossitor Wauthi Sternwacht Caro Nostrana Luciano Fohre
Broodmare Sire: DARSHAAN. Sire of the dams of 158 Stakes winners. In 2010 - LILLIE LANGTRY Danehill Dancer G1, SARAFINA Refuse To Bend G1, AVIENUS Reset G2, MIDAS TOUCH Galileo G2, DISTANT MEMORIES Falbrav G3, GLASS HARMONIUM Verglas G3, GRACE O’MALLEY Refuse To Bend G3, KLAMMER Exceed And Excel G3, SAJJHAA King’s Best G3, TACTIC Sadler’s Wells G3. KLAMMER b c 2008 Northern Dancer Pas de Nom His Majesty Razyana Spring Adieu EXCEED AND EXCEL b 2000 Northern Dancer Lomond My Charmer Patrona Watch Your Step Gladiolus Back Britches Mill Reef Shirley Heights Hardiemma Darshaan Abdos Delsy Kelty AYMARA b 97 Mr Prospector Northern Prospect Sleek Dancer Chipaya Upper Nile Flaming Rose Papamiento Danzig
DONCASTER. October 23. 2yoc&f. 8f.
1. CASAMENTO (IRE) 9-0 £140,790 ch c by Shamardal - Wedding Gift (Always Fair) O-Sheikh Mohammed B-D Cantillon, J Cantillon, C Canning, K Canning TR-M Halford 2. Seville (GER) 9-0 £53,370 b c by Galileo - Silverskaya (Silver Hawk) O-M Tabor, D Smith, Mrs J Magnier B-Tattersalls Ltd TR-AP O’Brien 3. Master of Hounds (USA) 9-0 £26,710 b c by Kingmambo - Silk And Scarlet (Sadler’s Wells) O-Mrs John Magnier B-Silk And Scarlet Syndicate TR-AP O’Brien
1st Dam: WEDDING GIFT by Always Fair. 2 wins in France, Prix Saraca LR, 3rd Prix du Calvados G3, Prix Vanteaux G3. Dam of 5 winners: 2000: WANA DOO (f Grand Slam) 2 wins at 2 and 3 in France. Broodmare. 2001: SKY GIFT (f Stravinsky) 3 wins at 3 in France. 2002: Sandee’s Eight (f High Yield) unraced. Broodmare. 2003: Royal Moon (g Royal Academy) 2004: BROSNA CRY (g Street Cry) Winner at 2. 2005: (g Cape Cross) 2007: INLER (c Red Ransom) 2 wins at 2 and 3. 2008: CASAMENTO (c Shamardal) Sold 37,814gns foal at GONO1. 3 wins at 2, Racing Post Trophy G1, Beresford S G2, 2nd National G1. 2009: (f Motivator)
Always Fair sired just over 300 foals, of which three became Group winners and another eight won at Listed level. None of his offspring managed to win at Gr1 level, but another of his daughters produced Terre A Terre, winner of the Prix de l’Opera and the Dubai Duty Free. Neither of Casamento’s parents tackled more than an extended mile and a quarter, but his second dam, Such Style, was stoutly bred. Her sire Sassafras – a son of the Ascot Gold Cup winner Sheshoon – won the Prix du Jockey-Club and the Arc, and was awarded victory in the Prix Royal-Oak over nearly two miles. Such Style’s broodmare sire, Relko, had a similar record, as he won the Derby and the Prix Royal-Oak. Casamento’s third dam Regal Lady had the distinction of being a halfsister to the outstanding Arc winner Vaguely Noble, who shot to fame in the Observer Gold Cup, the equivalent to the Racing Post Trophy. 366 ST LEGER ITALIANO G3 MILAN. October 23. 3yo+. 2800m.
2nd Dam: Such Style by Sassafras. Dam of WEDDING GIFT (f Always Fair, see above), Chehana (f Posse: 4th Queen Charlotte H G2). Grandam of FRENCH CLOCK, DREAM ABOUT IT, VERI’S GAME, LADYBIRD BLUE, ALEGRIO. Third dam of Bella Princess. Fourth dam of HEART OF DREAMS, RIGHTFULLY YOURS, FAST FUTURE. Broodmare Sire: ALWAYS FAIR. Sire of the dams of 9 Stakes winners. In 2010 - CASAMENTO Shamardal G1, ST PETERSBOURG True Brave LR. CASAMENTO ch c 2008 Storm Cat Giant’s Causeway Mariah’s Storm SHAMARDAL b 2002
365 RACING POST TROPHY G1
CLOWANCE b m 2005 Northern Dancer
Margins 0.75, 2. Time 1:37.03 (fast 1.47). Going Good.
364 HORRIS HILL S G3
Machiavellian Helsinki Helen Street Danzig Always Fair Carduel WEDDING GIFT b/br 93 Sassafras Such Style Regal Lady
Storm Bird Terlingua Rahy Immense Mr Prospector Coup de Folie Troy Waterway Northern Dancer Pas de Nom Buckpasser Minstrelete Sheshoon Ruta Relko Noble Lassie
In the space of 48 hours, two Irishtrained two-year-old colts by Shamardal – Casamento and Dubai Prince – carried Sheikh Mohammed’s famous colours to victory at Group level. They won in such style that they became well-fancied Classic hopes for 2010, when they will be representing Godolphin. Casamento was one of two Groupwinning sons of Shamardal in the Racing Post Trophy and both are out of granddaughters of Danzig, Casamento being out of a mare by Always Fair, while Dunboyne Express is out of a Polish Precedent mare. Casamento’s dam Wedding Gift won a Listed race over a mile at two and finished a five-length fifth in the 1996 Prix de Diane. Her sire looked potentially top class when he won his first three starts at two, including the Coventry Stakes and Acomb Stakes, but he ultimately fell short of that standard, despite winning the Gr3 Prix Quincey.
1. BURMA GOLD (IRE) 3 8-5 £30,088 ch c by Java Gold - Bougainvillea (Acatenango) O/B-Gestut Ammerland TR-P Schiergen 2. Ryan (IRE) 7 8-13 £13,239 b h by Generous - Raysiza (Alzao) O-MPL Racing B-F Magliari TR-J Hanacek 3. Cima de Pluie (GB) 3 8-5 £7,221 b c by Singspiel - Grey Way (Cozzene) O-Scuderia Cocktail B-Grundy Bloodstock TR-B Grizzetti Margins 0.75, sh hd. Time 3:04.20. Going Good. Age 3
Sire: JAVA GOLD. Sire of 15 Stakes winners. In 2010 - BURMA GOLD Acatenango G3. 1st Dam: BOUGAINVILLEA by Acatenango. Winner at 3. Sister to BORGIA. Dam of 1 winner: 2001: (c Danehill). died as a foal. 2002: Barcarola (f Grand Lodge). Broodmare. 2003: Burmese Days (f Montjeu). Broodmare. 2004: Burning Heights (f Montjeu). Broodmare. 2005: Blistering Gold (f Java Gold) 2007: BURMA GOLD (c Java Gold) St Leger Italiano G3, 2nd Deutsches St Leger G3. 2008: Bristol Bay (f Montjeu) unraced to date. 2nd Dam: BRITANNIA by Tarim. Champion older mare in Europe in 1989 (11-14f.). 5 wins , Deutsches St Leger G2. Dam of BORGIA (f Acatenango: Deutsches Derby G1, Grosser Preis von Baden G1), BOREAL (c Java Gold: Coronation Cup G1, Deutsches Derby G1). Broodmare Sire: ACATENANGO. Sire of the dams of 34 SWs. In 2010 - ECLAIR DE LUNE Marchand de Sable G1, QUERARI Oasis Dream G1, BURMA GOLD Java Gold G3. The Java Gold/Acatenango cross has produced: BURMA GOLD G3, LOTS OF LOVE LR. BURMA GOLD ch c 2007 Graustark Key To The Mint Key Bridge JAVA GOLD b 84 Nijinsky Javamine Dusky Evening Surumu Acatenango Aggravate BOUGAINVILLEA ch 96 Tarim Britannia Bonna
Ribot Flower Bowl Princequillo Blue Banner Northern Dancer Flaming Page Tim Tam Home By Dark Literat Surama Aggressor Raven Locks Tudor Melody Tamerella Salvo Birgit
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Caulfield on Casamento: “Neither of the Racing Post Trophy winner’s parents tackled more than an extended mile and a quarter, but his second dam, Such Style, was stoutly bred”
367 PREIS DER WINTERKOENIGIN G3 BADEN-BADEN. October 24. 2yof. 1600m.
1. DJUMAMA (IRE) 9-2 £53,097 b f by Aussie Rules - Western Sky (Barathea) O-Stall Phillip I B-Colin Kennedy TR-A Lowe 2. Aigrette Garzette (IRE) 9-2 £20,354 b f by Peintre Celebre - Aigrette (Gone West) O/B-Gestut Ammerland TR-P Schiergen 3. Danedream (GER) 9-2 £9,735 b f by Lomitas - Danedrop (Danehill) O-Gestut Burg Eberstein B-Gestut Brummerhof TR-P Schiergen Margins 0.75, 1. Time 1:48.34. Going Heavy. Age 2
2nd Dam: Lunar Quest by Rainbow Quest. 1 win at 3, 2nd Prix d’Automne LR, Prix Joubert LR, Prix de Thiberville LR. Dam of Lunaa (f Anabaa: 3rd Prix Delahante LR, La Coupe des Pouliches LR) Broodmare Sire: BERING. Sire of the dams of 56 Stakes winners. In 2010 - GENTOO Loup Solitaire G1, HARBINGER Dansili G1, BLUE PANIS Panis LR, CLASSIC COLORI Le Vie Dei Colori LR, GOTLANDIA Anabaa LR, MALIKAYAH Fasliyev LR, ORO SOLIDO Solitary Vision LR, PEDRA POMPAS Mark of Esteem LR, ALARM CALL Solar One LR. See race 327 in the November issue
GENTOO b g 2004
Roberto Lear Fan Wac
Sire: AUSSIE RULES. Sire of 4 Stakes winners. In 2010 - DJUMAMA Barathea G3, CHINESE WALL Ashkalani LR, DINKUM DIAMOND Lomitas LR, PRIVATE JET Fairy King LR.
LOUP SOLITAIRE b 93 Nureyev Louveterie Lupe Arctic Tern
1st Dam: Western Sky by Barathea. Own sister to BARATHEA GUEST. Dam of 2 winners: 2007: NO SALE (c Namid) 2 wins at 3 in Cyprus. 2008: DJUMAMA (f Aussie Rules) Sold 5,000gns foal at TADEF, 22,000gns yearling at TADEY. 2 wins at 2 in Germany, Coolmore Stud Preis der Winterkonigin G3. 2010: (c Dark Angel) 2nd Dam: Western Heights by Shirley Heights. unraced. Dam of BARATHEA GUEST (c Barathea: Greenham S G3, 2nd Grand Criterium G1, 3rd 2000 Guineas G1, Premio Vittorio di Capua G1) Broodmare Sire: BARATHEA. Sire of the dams of 38 SWs. In 2010 - JAKKALBERRY Storming Home G1, MONTEROSSO Dubawi G2, BERG BAHN Big Bad Bob G3, DJUMAMA Aussie Rules G3, RAINFALL Oasis Dream G3, VOILA ICI Daylami G3, GEORGETTE SILK Flying Spur LR, GEORGUI LUI Whywhywhy LR, KIDNAPPING Intikhab LR, KITTENS Redoute’s Choice LR, MARCETI Verglas LR, MARLINKA Marju LR, PARIS TO PEKING Intikhab LR.
Bering Beaune IFNI ch 98 Rainbow Quest Lunar Quest Papermoon
369 PREMIO LYDIA TESIO G1 ROME. October 24. 3yo+f&m. 2000m.
1. AOIFE ALAINN (IRE) 3 8-10 £101,548 ch f by Dr Fong - Divine Secret (Hernando) O-Soc All M Guarnier B-Deer Forest Stud TR-M Guarnieri 2. Antara (GER) 4 9-0 £44,681 b f by Platini - Auenpracht (General Assembly) O-Godolphin B-T Gehrig TR-Saeed bin Suroor 3. Soberania (GER) 4 9-0 £24,371 b f by Monsun - Sasuela (Dashing Blade) O/B-Gestut Karlshof TR-A Wohler Margins 2.5, 2. Time 2:04.30. Going Soft. Age 3
DJUMAMA b f 2008 Danzig Danehill Razyana AUSSIE RULES gr/ro 2003 Alzao Last Second Alruccaba Sadler’s Wells Barathea Brocade WESTERN SKY ch 2003 Shirley Heights Western Heights Western Star
Northern Dancer Pas de Nom His Majesty Spring Adieu Lyphard Lady Rebecca Crystal Palace Allara Northern Dancer Fairy Bridge Habitat Canton Silk Mill Reef Hardiemma Alcide Western Air
368 PRIX ROYAL-OAK G1 LONGCHAMP. October 24. 3yo+. 3100m.
1. GENTOO (FR) 6 9-4 £126,416 b g by Loup Solitaire - Ifni (Bering) O-Serge Tripier-Mondancin B-JC Seroul TR-A Lyon 2. Celtic Celeb (IRE) 3 8-9 £50,575 ch c by Peintre Celebre - Gaelic Bird (Gay Mecene) O-Henri De Pracomtal B-Horse Breeding Corporation TR-F Doumen 3. Opinion Poll (IRE) 4 9-4 £25,288 b c by Halling - Ahead (Shirley Heights) O-Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum B-Darley TR-MA Jarvis Margins 0.5, 1.5. Time 3:36.00 (slow 17.50). Going Soft.
Sire: DR FONG. Sire of 28 Stakes winners. In 2010 AOIFE ALAINN Hernando G1, FREE AGENT Unfuwain LR, RIGHT FONG Bluebird LR. 1st Dam: Divine Secret by Hernando. unraced. Dam of 5 winners: 2002: JOYEAUX (f Mark of Esteem) 6 wins at 3 to 6. 2003: ADORABILE FONG (c Dr Fong) 17 wins at 2 to 7, Premio Gardone LR, 2nd Premio Guido Berardelli G3, 3rd Premio Parioli G2. 2004: GALAXY OF STARS (f Observatory) 1 win at 2. 2005: QUAM CELERRIME (g Xaar) 2 wins. 2006: (c Observatory) 2007: AOIFE ALAINN (f Dr Fong) Sold 41,826gns foal at GONO1, 32,212gns yearling at GOOY1. 5 wins at 3 in Italy, Premio Lydia Tesio G1, Premio Alberto Zanoletti di Rozzano LR, 3rd Premio Pietro Bessero LR. 2008: Rockwaterking (c King’s Best) in training. 2009: (f Oratorio) Broodmare Sire: HERNANDO. Sire of the dams of 11 Stakes winners. In 2010 - AOIFE ALAINN Dr Fong G1, IRISH FIELD Dubawi G2, SANDBAR Oasis Dream G3, CISNEROS Johannesburg LR, ROYAL MOUGINS Daylami LR. The Dr Fong/Hernando cross has produced: AOIFE ALAINN G1, ADORABILE FONG G2. AOIFE ALAINN ch f 2007 Hail To Reason Bramalea Princequillo Sharp Queen Bridgework Mr Prospector Miswaki Hopespringseternal Coco La Terreur Coco La Investment Great Investment Nijinsky Niniski Virginia Hills Miswaki Whakilyric Lyrism Try My Best Last Tycoon Mill Princess Go Marching Make Plans Sister Antoine Roberto
Hail To Reason Bramalea Lt Stevens Belthazar Northern Dancer Special Primera Alcoa Sea Bird II Bubbling Beauty Lyphard Barbra Blushing Groom I Will Follow Troy Bold Lady
DR FONG ch 95
Sire: LOUP SOLITAIRE. Sire of 17 Stakes winners. In 2010 - GENTOO Bering G1.
1st Dam: IFNI by Bering. 3 wins at 2 and 3 in France. Dam of 2 winners: 2003: KONYALI (f Hernando) 6 wins 3-4 in France. 2004: GENTOO (g Loup Solitaire) Sold 7,429gns yearling at AFDEC. 10 wins, Prix du Cadran G1, Prix Royal-Oak G1, Prix Gladiateur G3.
Hernando DIVINE SECRET b 98 Mysterious Plans
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Dr Fong, now resident at Haras du Thenney, sired five Group winners during his time in England. Interestingly, as many as four of the five are fillies, including the Gr1 winners Ask For The Moon and Aoife Alainn. The latter gained her first Group success when she finished strongly to defeat Godolphin’s Antara in the Premio Lydia Tesio, in the process providing her broodmare sire Hernando with his first Gr1 success in this role. Other daughters of Hernando are responsible for the 2010 Group winners Irish Field (Gr2 Prix Robert Papin) and Sandbar (Gr3 Prix Cleopatre and third in the Prix de Diane). Aoife Alainn is the second good winner that Dr Fong has sired from the unraced Divine Secret, as her brother Adorable Fong was good enough to finish third in the Italian 2,000 Guineas. Her second dam Mysterious Plans won over 10.5 furlongs but her brother Monde Bleu was a very smart sprinter whose CV featured Group victories in France and England, and a third in the Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp. Monde Bleu’s halfbrother Sayf El Arab was also very speedy, as he showed in winning the King’s Stand Stakes, but Dr Fong won at up to a mile and a quarter and Aoife Alainn, with a dam by Hernando, stays much better than her distinguished relatives. 370 KILLAVULLAN S G3 LEOPARDSTOWN. October 25. 2yo. 7f.
1. DUBAI PRINCE (IRE) 9-1 £28,761 b c by Shamardal - Desert Frolic (Persian Bold) O-Sheikh Mohammed B-Mrs Eithne Hamilton TR-DK Weld 2. Warning Flag (USA) 9-1 £8,407 b c by War Front - Good Vibes (Unbridled’s Song) O-Michael Tabor B-Good Vibes Syndicate TR-David Wachman 3. Park Avenue (IRE) 9-1 £3,982 ch c by Mr Greeley - Song to Remember (Storm Cat) O-Michael Tabor B-Smythson TR-AP O’Brien Margins 3.5, 1.75. Time 1:28.13 (slow 2.53). Going Good to firm. Age 2
Sire: SHAMARDAL. Sire of 22 Stakes winners. In 2010 - CAPTAIN SONADOR Kenny’s Best Pal G1, CASAMENTO Always Fair G1, FAINT PERFUME Zabeel G1, LOPE DE VEGA Vettori G1, NO EVIDENCE NEEDED Generous G2, SHAKESPEAREAN Priolo G2, ZAZOU Lomitas G2, DUBAI PRINCE Persian Bold G3, DUNBOYNE EXPRESS Polish Precedent G3, ELLE SHADOW Roi Danzig G3, FRENCH NAVY Woodman G3, FEMINA FASHION Jeune LR, GINGERBREAD MAN Hurricane Sky LR, HAPPY HIPPY Soviet Lad LR, IT’S MIDNIGHT Fairy King LR, MARQUARDT Centaine LR, MODEYRA Unfuwain LR, SHAMILLION Redoute’s Choice LR, SIYAADAH Lahib LR. 1st Dam: DESERT FROLIC by Persian Bold. 5 wins at 3. Dam of 5 winners: 1998: DESERT FALCON (c Royal Abjar) 4 wins at 3 and 4 in USA. 1999: Ruby Ridge (f Acatenango) unraced. 2000: Jakarta Jade (f Royal Abjar) 3 wins at 2 and 3, 3rd EBF Blue Wind S LR. Dam of Jakarta Jazz (f Marju: Winner at 3, 3rd Noblesse S G3) 2001: Walk In The Forest (g Charnwood Forest) unraced. 2002: Desert Sprite (f Tagula). Broodmare. 2005: Cadre (g King’s Best) 2 wins at 3 and 4, 3rd Fortune S LR. 2007: DEHBANU (f King’s Best) Winner at 3.
2008: DUBAI PRINCE (c Shamardal) 48,000gns foal at TADEF. 2 wins at 2, Killavullan S G3. 2009: (c Dubawi) 2010: (c Authorized) 2nd Dam: TRY TO CATCH ME by Shareef Dancer. 1 win at 3 in France. Dam of STORMING HOME (c Machiavellian: Champion S G1, Clement L Hirsch MemTurf Championship G1, Charles Whittingham H G1, 2nd Coronation Cup G1). Grandam of Whifell. Broodmare Sire: PERSIAN BOLD. Sire of the dams of 77 Stakes winners. In 2010 - CORSICA Cape Cross G3, DUBAI PRINCE Shamardal G3, WAITER’S DREAM Oasis Dream G3. DUBAI PRINCE b c 2008 Storm Cat Giant’s Causeway Mariah’s Storm SHAMARDAL b 2002 Machiavellian Helsinki Helen Street Bold Lad Persian Bold Relkarunner DESERT FROLIC b 93 Shareef Dancer Try To Catch Me It’s In The Air
Storm Bird Terlingua Rahy Immense Mr Prospector Coup de Folie Troy Waterway Bold Ruler Barn Pride Relko Running Blue Northern Dancer Sweet Alliance Mr Prospector A Wind Is Rising
371 PRIX DE FLORE G3 SAINT-CLOUD. October 26. 3yo+f&m. 2100m.
1. VALASYRA (FR) 3 8-7 £35,398 b f by Sinndar - Valima (Linamix) O-HH The Aga Khan B-Haras De Son Altesse L’Aga Khan Scea TR-A de Royer-Dupre 2. Board Meeting (IRE) 4 8-11 £14,159 b f by Anabaa - Bright Moon (Alysheba) O-Ecurie Wildenstein B-Dayton Investments Ltd TR-E Lellouche 3. La Boum (GER) 7 8-11 £10,619 bbr m by Monsun - La Bouche (In The Wings) O-Emmanuel Trussardi B-Gestut Karlshof TR-R Collet Margins 0.75, 0.75. Time 2:19.60 (slow 10.30). Going Soft. Age 3
Sire: SINNDAR. Sire of 19 Stakes winners. In 2010 VALASYRA Linamix G3, GERTRUDE BELL Polar Falcon LR, LARISTAN Linamix LR, VERTANA Sadler’s Wells LR, MANDALI Lahib LR, MOURAD Kahyasi LR, SWEETHEART Halling LR. 1st Dam: VALIMA by Linamix. 2 wins at 2 and 3 in France, Prix Imprudence LR. Dam of 1 winner: 2007: VALASYRA (f Sinndar) 2 wins at 3 in France, Prix de Flore G3, 2nd Prix de Liancourt LR, 3rd Prix Charles Laffitte LR. 2008: Valiyr (c Alhaarth) unraced to date. 2009: (f Azamour) 2010: (c Nayef) 2nd Dam: VADLAWYSA by Always Fair. 1 win at 3 in France. Own sister to VADLAWYS. Dam of VALIMA (f Linamix, see above) Broodmare Sire: LINAMIX. Sire of the dams of 41 Stakes winners. In 2010 - MUSKETIER Acatenango G2, VALASYRA Sinndar G3. The Sinndar/Linamix cross has produced: ROSANARA G1, VALASYRA G3, LARISTAN LR. VALASYRA b f 2007 Chief’s Crown Grand Lodge La Papagena SINNDAR b 97 Lashkari Sinntara Sidama Mendez Linamix Lunadix VALIMA gr 2002 Always Fair Vadlawysa Vadlava
Danzig Six Crowns Habitat Magic Flute Mill Reef Larannda Top Ville Stoyana Bellypha Miss Carina Breton Lutine Danzig Carduel Bikala Vadsa
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DATA BOOK STAKES RESULTS
European Pattern 372 CRITERIUM INTERNATIONAL G1 SAINT-CLOUD. October 31. 2yoc&f. 1600m.
1. RODERIC O’CONNOR (IRE) 9-0 £126,416 b c by Galileo - Secret Garden (Danehill) O-Mrs J Magnier, M Tabor, D Smith, Sangster Family B-Swettenham Stud TR-AP O’Brien 2. Salto (IRE) 9-0 £50,575 b c by Pivotal - Danzigaway (Danehill) O/B-Wertheimer et Frere TR-F Head 3. Maiguri (IRE) 9-0 £25,288 ch c by Panis - Zanada (Sinndar) O-Ecurie Jarlan B-Ecurie Jarlan TR-C Baillet Margins 1.5, 5. Time 1:45.70. Going Heavy. Age 2
Sire: GALILEO. Sire of 81 Ws. In 2010 - CAPE BLANCO Presidium G1, FRANKEL Danehill G1, LILY OF THE VALLEY Pennekamp G1, MAHBOOBA Red Ransom G1, MISTY FOR ME Storm Cat G1, RIP VAN WINKLE Stravinsky G1, RODERIC O’CONNOR Danehill G1, SANS FRONTIERES Shirley Heights G1, KITE WOOD Mark of Esteem G2, LINTON Centaine G2, MIDAS TOUCH Darshaan G2, IGUGU Intikhab G3, MIKHAIL GLINKA Mark of Esteem G3, TOGETHER Pennekamp G3. 1st Dam: SECRET GARDEN by Danehill. 4 wins at 3 and 4 at home, USA, Miles and Morrison October S LR. Dam of 4 winners: 2005: COVERT ACTION (c Grand Slam) 4 wins 4-5. 2006: Weatherstaff (g Elusive Quality) Winner at 2, 3rd Sirenia S G3. 2007: BURNETT (c Dynaformer) Winner at 2. 2008: RODERIC O’CONNOR (c Galileo) 2 wins, Criterium International G1, 2nd Dewhurst S G1. 2009: (c Galileo) 2nd Dam: CHALAMONT by Kris. 2 wins at 2. Dam of SECRET GARDEN (f Danehill, see above), Lady Aquitaine (f El Prado: 3rd totescoop6 Sirenia S G3). Grandam of WICKWING. Broodmare Sire: DANEHILL. Sire of the dams of 144 Stakes winners. In 2010 - ABLE ONE Cape Cross G1, BUZZWORD Pivotal G1, FRANKEL Galileo G1, RODERIC O’CONNOR Galileo G1, ZABRASIVE Zabeel G1, DUNCAN Dalakhani G2, SAMUEL Sakhee G2, SHOCKING Street Cry G2, STRIKING DANCER Smart Strike G2, BULLET TRAIN Sadler’s Wells G3, DUEL Shamardal G3, NOLL WALLOP High Chaparral G3, PRECIOUS GEM Sadler’s Wells G3, SHEMIYLA Dalakhani G3, SOLAR CHARGED Charge Forward G3, STEINBECK Footstepsinthesand G3. The Galileo/Danehill cross has produced: BANC DE FORTUNE G1, CIMA DE TRIOMPHE G1, CUIS GHAIRE G1, FRANKEL G1, RODERIC O’CONNOR G1, TEOFILO G1, SIDERA G3. RODERIC O’CONNOR b c 2008 Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge GALILEO b 98 Miswaki Urban Sea Allegretta Danzig Danehill Razyana SECRET GARDEN b 99 Kris Chalamont Durtal
Nearctic Natalma Bold Reason Special Mr Prospector Hopespringseternal Lombard Anatevka Northern Dancer Pas de Nom His Majesty Spring Adieu Sharpen Up Doubly Sure Lyphard Derna II
Although beaten more than two lengths when second to Frankel at 25-1 in the Dewhurst Stakes, Roderic O’Connor was more than good enough to survive a dramatic deviation from a straight course in the Criterium International. The son of Galileo still had one and a half lengths in hand. Coincidentally, Roderic O’Connor and Frankel are out of daughters of Danehill and so is the Criterium International runner-up Salto. Roderic O’Connor was bred by
Swettenham Stud from a family which carried the late Robert Sangster’s colours with considerable distinction. The colt’s third dam, Durtal, helped put Lyphard on the map as a stallion by winning the 1976 Cheveley Park Stakes. Unfortunately, Durtal’s bid for the Oaks had to be aborted when she was injured after unseating Lester Piggott, but she did finish second in the French 1,000 Guineas. Although Durtal never tackled more than a mile, she became the dam of Gildoran, twice a winner of the Ascot Gold Cup and also winner of the 21furlong Goodwood Cup. Chalamont, the second dam of Roderic O’Connor, was more typical of Durtal than Gildoran. This hard-pulling daughter of Kris won twice over six furlongs at two, but raced only once afterwards. Sent to Danehill, who sired the Coronation Stakes winner Kissing Cousin from another Kris mare, Chalamont produced Roderic O’Connor’s dam Secret Garden. A Listed winner over seven furlongs, Secret Garden later won an extended mile stakes race in the USA. Incidentally, another Danehill mare with a dam by Kris is Bustling, dam of 2010 German Derby hero Buzzword. Kris was a brother to Diesis, who sired the dam of Galileo’s St Leger winner Sixties Icon. As Roderic O’Connor shares the same broodmare sire as Teofilo, winner of the Dewhurst, there were good reasons for sending Secret Garden to Galileo in 2007. 373 PRIX PERTH G3 SAINT-CLOUD. October 31. 3yo+. 1600m.
1. RAJSAMAN (FR) 3 9-1 £35,398 gr c by Linamix - Rose Quartz (Lammtarra) O-Saeed Nasser Al Romaithi B-Haras De Son Altesse L’Aga Khan Scea TR-F Head 2. Alianthus (GER) 5 9-6 £14,159 b h by Hernando - Allure (Konigsstuhl) O-Baron G Von Ullmann B-Gestut Karlshof TR-J Hirchberger 3. Skins Game (GB) 4 9-1 £10,619 br c by Diktat - Mouriyana (Akarad) O-Marquesa De Moratalla B-Mr & Mrs JG Davis TR-J-C Rouget Margins 1, head. Time 1:45.40. Going Heavy. Age 2-3
Sire: LINAMIX. Sire of 81 Stakes winners. In 2010 RAJSAMAN Lammtarra G3, ZIBIMIX Saint Cyrien G3, HIDDEN UNIVERSE Woodman LR. 1st Dam: ROSE QUARTZ by Lammtarra. Winner at 3. Dam of 3 winners: 2002: ROSAWA (f Linamix) 4 wins at 2 and 3 in France, Prix de la Calonne LR, Prix de Liancourt LR. Dam of ROSANARA (Prix Marcel Boussac G1, 2nd Prix de Diane G1, 3rd Criterium International G1). 2004: ROSAMIXA (f Linamix) Winner at 2 in France. 2005: (c Numerous) 2007: RAJSAMAN (c Linamix) Sold 370,838gns 3yo 4 wins, Prix de Fontainebleau G3, Prix Perth G3, G.P. CIC Banque Privee Criterium de Lyon LR, 3rd Prix du Prince d’Orange G3. 2008: Radiyya (f Sinndar) unraced to date. 2nd Dam: GRAPHITE by Mr Prospector. 1 win at 3. Own sister to CUDDLES. Grandam of Mejiro Nicolas, Temple of Peace, Fanti Dancer. Third dam of WHOBEGOTYOU. Broodmare Sire: LAMMTARRA. Sire of the dams of 4 Stakes winners. In 2010 - RAJSAMAN Linamix G3.
RAJSAMAN gr c 2007 Lyphard Belga Caro Miss Pia Relko La Melba Alcide Mona Northern Dancer Flaming Page Blushing Groom Awaasif Raise A Native Gold Digger Tentam Square Angel
Bellypha Mendez Miss Carina LINAMIX gr 87 Breton Lunadix Lutine Nijinsky Lammtarra Snow Bride ROSE QUARTZ b 97 Mr Prospector Graphite Stellarette
374 PREMIO GUIDO BERARDELLI G3 ROME. October 31. 2yo. 1800m.
1. DUEL (IRE) 8-11 £30,088 ch c by Shamardal - River Hill (Danehill) O/B-Scuderia Incolinx TR-V Caruso 2. Lui Den (GB) 8-11 £13,238 b c by Denon - My Luigia (High Estate) O-Scuderia Siba B-Azienda Agricola Antezzate TR-A Renzoni 3. Fairyhall (GB) 8-11 £7,221 b c by Halling - Fairy Sensazione (Fairy King) O/B-Scuderia Blueberry TR-B Grizzetti Margins 0.5, 1.5. Time 1:54.10. Going Very soft. Age 2
Sire: SHAMARDAL. Sire of 23 Stakes winners. In 2010 - CAPTAIN SONADOR Kenny’s Best Pal G1, CASAMENTO Always Fair G1, FAINT PERFUME Zabeel G1, LOPE DE VEGA Vettori G1, NO EVIDENCE NEEDED Generous G2, SHAKESPEAREAN Priolo G2, ZAZOU Lomitas G2, DUBAI PRINCE Persian Bold G3, DUEL Danehill G3, DUNBOYNE EXPRESS Polish Precedent G3, ELLE SHADOW Roi Danzig G3, FRENCH NAVY Woodman G3.
Margins 1.5, 8. Time 1:13.10 (slow 4.10). Going Very soft. Age 2-4
Sire: DIKTAT. Sire of 21 Stakes winners. In 2010 DREAM AHEAD Cadeaux Genereux G1, ADAMANTINA Wolfhound G3, CONTAT Robellino G3, DEFINIGHTLY Danzig Connection G3. 1st Dam: PERFECT NIGHT by Danzig Connection. 2 wins at 3. Dam of 1 winner: 2005: Midnight Fling (f Groom Dancer). Broodmare. 2006: DEFINIGHTLY (g Diktat) 6 wins, Prix de Seineet-Oise G3, Starlit S LR, 2nd Waterford Testimonial LR. 2007: Nightunderthestars (f Observatory) unraced. 2009: Consenting (f Refuse To Bend) 2010: (f Compton Place) Broodmare Sire: DANZIG CONNECTION. Sire of the dams of 22 SWs. In 2010 - I AM KAMINO MAGO Agnes Tachyon G2, DEFINIGHTLY Diktat G3. DEFINIGHTLY b/br g 2006 In Reality Tamerett Roberto Slightly Dangerous Where You Lead DIKTAT br 95 Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge Arvola Ahonoora Park Appeal Balidaress Northern Dancer Danzig Pas de Nom Danzig Connection Sir Ivor Gdynia Classicist PERFECT NIGHT b 2000 Young Generation Cadeaux Genereux Smarten Up Blissful Night Right Tack Night Encounter Nigthingale II Known Fact
376 PRIX MIESQUE G3 MAISONS-LAFFITTE. November 1. 2yof. 1400m.
1st Dam: RIVER HILL by Danehill. 2 wins at 2 and 3 in Italy. Dam of 4 winners: 2001: Appena Ieri (c Sri Pekan) 2002: Arval (f Fasliyev) 2003: MIOLA (f In The Wings) 2 wins at 3 in Italy. 2005: RIVER BEST (f King’s Best) 1 win at 3 in Italy. 2006: Aloe (f Fantastic Light) 3rd Premio Alberto Zanoletti di Rozzano LR. 2007: MENTA SELVATICA (f Noverre) 2 wins at 3 in Italy. 2008: DUEL (c Shamardal) 2 wins at 2 in Italy, Premio Guido Berardelli G3. 2010: (c Elusive City)
1. IZALIA (FR) 8-11 £35,398 b f by Iron Mask - Tarabela (Johann Quatz) O/B-JC Seroul TR-F Rossi 2. Gypsy Highway (IRE) 8-11 £14,159 b f by High Chaparral - Rose Gypsy (Green Desert) O/B-Teruya Yoshida TR-D Smaga 3. Angel of Harlem (FR) 8-11 £10,619 b f by Holy Roman Emperor - Music Express (Compton Place) O-D Hanafin, P Cunningham B-Snig Elevage TR-EJ O’Neill Margins 0.75, 1. Time 1:29.90. Going Very soft. Age 2
Broodmare Sire: DANEHILL. See race 372. The Shamardal/Danehill cross has produced: DUEL G3, Weasley LR. DUEL ch c 2008 Storm Bird Terlingua Giant’s Causeway Rahy Mariah’s Storm Immense SHAMARDAL b 2002 Mr Prospector Machiavellian Coup de Folie Helsinki Troy Helen Street Waterway Northern Dancer Danzig Pas de Nom Danehill His Majesty Razyana Spring Adieu RIVER HILL b 96 Riverman Irish River Irish Star Key To The River Arts And Letters Key To The Heart Key Bridge Storm Cat
Sire: IRON MASK. Sire of 3 Stakes winners. In 2010 - IZALIA Johann Quatz G3, KERATIYA Daylami G3. 1st Dam: Tarabela by Johann Quatz. 3 wins, 2nd Prix de la Pepiniere LR. Dam of 2 winners: 2004: Kousco (c Mark of Esteem) unraced. 2005: Belle Tara (f Dr Fong) 2006: MURASSOU (c Highest Honor) Winner at 3. 2007: Adrien Ribouldo (g Green Tune) unraced. 2008: IZALIA (f Iron Mask) 2 wins at 2 in France, Prix Miesque G3. 2009: Tara River (c Stormy River) 2nd Dam: MUIRFIELD by Crystal Glitters. 2 wins. Dam of Zirconi (g Zieten: 2nd Prix du Bois G3, Prix Eclipse G3, 3rd Prix de la Salamandre G1). Broodmare Sire: JOHANN QUATZ. Sire of the dams of 3 Stakes winners. In 2010 - IZALIA Iron Mask G3. IZALIA b f 2008
375 PRIX DE SEINE-ET-OISE G3
Northern Dancer Danzig Pas de Nom
MAISONS-LAFFITTE. November 1. 3yo+. 1200m.
1. DEFINIGHTLY (GB) 4 8-11 £35,398 bbr g by Diktat - Perfect Night (Danzig Connection) O/B-S Emmet, Miss R Emmet TR-R Charlton 2. Alcohuaz (CHI) 5 8-11 £14,159 b h by Merchant of Venice - Giverny (Hussonet) O-Dr Omar Zawawi B-Haras De Pirque TR-Lennart Reuterskiold Jr 3. Dalghar (FR) 4 9-0 £10,619 gr c by Anabaa - Daltawa (Miswaki) O-HH The Aga Khan B-HH The Aga Khan’s Studs SC TR-A de Royer-Dupre
IRON MASK b 98 Alydar Raise A Beauty Stick To Beauty Sadler’s Wells Johann Quatz Whakilyric TARABELA b 97 Crystal Glitters Muirfield Deb Marion
Nearctic Natalma Admiral’s Voyage Petitioner Raise A Native Sweet Tooth Illustrious Hail To Beauty Northern Dancer Fairy Bridge Miswaki Lyrism Blushing Groom Tales To Tell Debbysman Marion
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