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Thoroughbred Owner & Breeder inc Pacemaker July 2012

£4.95 | July 2012 | Issue 95

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Camelot conquers But where does he rank among owner Michael Tabor’s best horses?

Plus • Reverend Graham Locking talks racing and religion • Norman Court Stud: British breeding’s success story • All the action from five fantastic days at Royal Ascot


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2009: Coventry Stakes-Gr.2 by 6 lengths! He looks an exceptional colt….After the race Richard Hughes ❝ described him as "by far" the best he’s ridden, quite a compliment considering he won a couple of Group 1 sprints on Oasis Dream.

RACING POST, 17/06/09

2010: St. James’s Palace Stakes-Gr.1 in a canter The winner found the strong early pace right up ❝ his street as it enabled him to settle under restraint, which had also been the case when he destroyed his rivals on his previous outing [in the Irish 2,000 Guineas] RACING POST, 16/06/10

2011: Queen Anne Stakes-Gr.1 from Goldikova “confirmed himself the best older miler in the world” RACING POST, 15/06/11





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£4.95 | July 2012 | Issue 95

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Camelot conquers But where does he rank among owner Michael Tabor’s best horses?

Plus • Reverend Graham Locking talks racing and religion • Norman Court Stud: British breeding’s success story • All the action from five fantastic days at Royal Ascot


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Cover: Joseph O’Brien records an easy Derby win on Camelot Photo: George Selwyn

Ascot playground leaves no margin for schoolboy errors


ressure. It’s a funny thing. We’ve all experienced it, in one form or another, in our working lives. Some deal with it better than others. For sportsmen and women, what marks out the best from the rest is their ability to handle pressure on the big stage, when the eyes of the world are on them. One could point to the performances of Italy’s Mario Balotelli and England’s Ashley Cole in the recent penalty shoot-out between their two teams as examples of how professionals can either sink or swim when the heat is on, however within a racing context, jockeys Joseph O’Brien and Luke Nolen will suffice. Both had to deliver on showpiece days in June aboard a hot favourite, O’Brien at Epsom and Nolen at Royal Ascot. While O’Brien delivered a mature performance that belied his tender years when guiding Camelot to an admittedly easy success in the Derby, his Australian counterpart almost succumbed to the pressure of trying to preserve Black Caviar’s unbeaten record in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes. Quite what went through Nolen’s head as he decided to stop pushing the crack sprinter and let her coast home, just as two French-trained fillies were bearing down in the drive for the line, only he will know. And perhaps he doesn’t know either. There are a number of words that could describe his ride, but ‘inexplicable’ is probably the most printable. Despite the photo finish going in his favour – owing considerably more to luck than judgement – Nolen had the look of a condemned man about to be sent before a firing squad as he was led into Ascot’s media centre following the Group 1 sprint. As it turned out, the assembled journalists, snarling and excited like a pack of wolves ready to disembowel a frightened fawn, were not permitted to ask any questions. The diminutive Aussie, who would have preferred to keep shtum, realised his plight and admitted his guilt in the race that stopped nations.


Peter Moody, Black Caviar’s trainer, claimed his mare wasn’t her usual self in the race and that he had concerns about the way she was travelling with fully half a mile to run. “Today you saw her at her lowest ebb,” he said. Although that comment could be construed as somewhat disrespectful by the connections of Moonlight Cloud and Restiadargent, perhaps it’s true. Yet if his jockey had coped better with the pressure of the situation, the watching masses would have been celebrating a decisive victory, for she was clearly the best horse in the race, rather than been left contemplating the possibility of an unlikely and unforeseen defeat. Undoubtedly both trainer and jockey will be delighted to jump on a plane back to Australia as soon as possible. Like their four-legged travelling companion, whose winter coat was at odds with her northern hemisphere rivals, neither has thrived in the British climate and the familiarity of home must seem a tempting prospect. The much-debated matchup with Frankel, whose sublime performance in the Queen Anne Stakes demanded calls for a step up (or down, depending on who you listened to) in trip, so that he could be seriously tested on a racecourse, now seems as far away as ever, although it was perhaps only ever a pipedream. The other standout moments at this year’s royal meeting were provided by the landlady – Her Majesty to you and me – who saw her famous silks carried to victory in the Queen’s Vase aboard the Aga Khan-bred Estimate, and Frankie Dettori, who threw everything at Colour Vision to get him past fellow Godolphin representative Opinion Poll in the Gold Cup. At the Gold Cup’s subsequent stewards’ enquiry, which was broadcast live on the BBC, the impeded runner-up’s jockey, Mickael Barzalona, said nothing. As Mr Nolen would no doubt testify, sometimes silence is golden.

“Nolen had the look of a condemned man about to be sent before a firing squad


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ROA Leader


TBA Leader

Big Picture


Royal Ascot thrills

All owners should join up


Kirsten Rausing signs off

COVER STORY Michael Tabor

Industry-funded success story


The gamble pays off


News Death of top broodmares


Changes Essential news round-up


Tony Morris Australia not all about speed


Richard Edmondson Our horse is better than theirs


View From Ireland Leopardstown lives it up


Continental Tales Grand Steeple-Chase chaos


Around The Globe Triple Crown hopes dashed

The Queen, Patron of the TBA, with Sir Michael Stoute and Ryan Moore at Royal Ascot (pgs 14-19)



Talking To... Reverend Graham Locking


Racing Syndicates A growing force for owners

Retraining of Racehorses Norman Court Stud Wiltshire nursery reaps rewards


Sales Circuit Store sales receive a boost

104 Flashback Montjeu magic

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Racing Welfare Latest news and views



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RACHEL HOOD President Racehorse Owners Association

Why aren’t all owners members of the ROA? So many benefits to membership that it’s a mystery why some stay away


t is an extraordinary fact of life that a number of racehorse owners in Great Britain are not members of the ROA. Although the ROA has over 7,000 members, there are in the region of 1,000 registered owners with a horse in training who have not yet joined the organisation that exists to promote and protect their interests. It may be that none of the tangible benefits that come from being an ROA member are of interest to them, though this seems strange given how significant these benefits are. There again, it could be that some of these non members are against the ethos of the ROA; that they are not interested in trying to increase British racing’s woefully inadequate levels of prizemoney for the benefit of the whole industry or are possibly indifferent as to whether or not owners are properly looked after when they go racing. In which case, sadly, they would have never heard of the ROA’s Gold Standard Awards and would be oblivious to the fact that these awards have been very effective in improving an owner’s raceday experience. It is also possible they may be unaware of the extensive work the ROA Council does on their behalf and how much time is spent on representing the interests of all owners on the various committees that make up the administration of British racing. It may be they are simply not sufficiently immersed in the subject to know that racing is an international industry that is, directly and indirectly, responsible for the employment of over 100,000 people in the UK, that it is the second biggest spectator sport in the country and that it fuels betting turnover of £15 billion a year. If they didn’t know any of this, then they wouldn’t necessarily grasp why the ROA fulfils such an important role in fighting for the cause of British owners who, collectively, inject over £500m annually into this sport.

It is, of course, equally possible that some nonmembers are fully aware of these details but simply choose not to be a member of the ROA because they know that the invaluable work carried out by the ROA is going to be done whether they are a member or not. Shamefully, they are content to have a ‘free ride’. But, even then, it is hard to imagine why, if they have the equivalent of at least one full horse in training, they would turn their backs on the opportunity of receiving complimentary racecourse entry at 1,300 fixtures, or shun the protection given by third party insurance cover to a level that allows them to sleep at night. At the same time, one presumes they are not registered for VAT or, if they are, they already have a sponsor in place. If this is the case, it might explain why the ROA sponsorship scheme is of no interest to them. We can also only presume the non-member contingent among racehorse owners does not include anyone who might have a runner in one of the 100 races in which the winning owner now receives at least £3,150 as a Horsemen’s Group Bonus, on top of prize-money, as long as he or she is a member of the ROA. Similarly, the chance to take advantage of the 20% discount on BHA registration charges will have also passed them by and left them unaware that this discount equates to a saving of £75 for a sole owner setting up for the first time. Sadly, my words here may be wasted on those owners who are non-members since it is unlikely they would have received this beautiful monthly magazine which is yet another very worthwhile ROA benefit. Neither will they know about the ROA facilities at Cheltenham and Ascot, or, for that matter, how many of our members enjoy the ROA AGM and the ROA Awards. As I said, extraordinary that any owner is not a member of the ROA.

“Shamefully some

owners are content to have a ‘free ride’, knowing the ROA is working hard



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KIRSTEN RAUSING Chairman Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association

Reflecting on a busy but rewarding term of office The number of breeders has reduced dramatically but TBA work has not


his is my last Chairman’s column so I hope you will permit me to reflect on my key aims and objectives for my term of office. The last five years have seen radical changes in the breeding industry in response to the general economic crisis. The number of British breeders has reduced from in excess of 5,000 to roughly 3,500. TBA membership has also declined, yet the workload has increased significantly as participation in a wider range of industry issues is now required. The TBA has strengthened its participation in domestic and EU political issues, acquired greater recognition within the racing industry, and representation on the committees which dictate policy. We have expanded our role in veterinary health and staff issues, including training and education, increased support for National Hunt breeders and created a Bloodstock Taxation Committee to protect breeders’ interests. The formation of the Next Generation Committee has been made with an eye to the future. These all represent recent additional areas of support which the TBA now embraces. In addition, the future of the TBA, both from a financial and legal perspective, has been secured. Supported by a board, which then included two previous Chairmen in Nigel Elwes and Rhydian MorganJones, we recognised the importance of restructuring and, with the members’ consent, the TBA became a limited company with charitable status, thus providing legal and financial reassurance for future trustees and members. These few words hardly do justice to the considerable time and expense incurred, and I would like to thank all the board members, and especially our Chief Executive Louise Kemble, for their patience and support. I was elected Chairman in January 2008 and in my first column I proposed closer co-operation with our Irish and continental colleagues on a number of issues, not least our approach to the threat of disease caused by the increased movement of horses. I also made a

commitment to work tirelessly to retain the Breeders’ Prizes Scheme and for the industry to tackle overproduction. With global thoroughbred production now at its lowest in recent history, British racing cannot expect to import horses to meet its requirement. With the prizemoney issue still unresolved we fail to have the means to address the reduction in the number of domestic owners. A constant supply of horses and owners can no longer be taken for granted and new incentives to stimulate demand and, therefore, production is needed. Thankfully the Levy Board continues to recognise the importance of supporting the domestic breeding industry and I am delighted and relieved that the breeders’ prizes have remained in place. We have seen a dramatic decline in funding from £3 million to £700K per annum. I sincerely hope that support for breeders will increase again to a meaningful level in response to the considerable challenges we face. The TBA board and executive’s sole objective is to work for the benefit of our members and their horses. This has been delivered via support for veterinary health and stud medicine, which is a subject close to my heart. The lifting of the Indian import restrictions on horses exported from the UK was a significant triumph. A number of veterinary research projects have received funding during my tenure and we have continued to press DEFRA to protect horse health. The latter has been most effective at EU level when supported by the EFTBA members, who were instrumental in gaining additional health checks for horses exported from Romania. I would like to thank the EFTBA and in particular its Chairman, Rhydian Morgan-Jones, who has once again used his diplomatic skills to best effect to forge closer co-operation with Europe. Finally, I wish my successor, Richard Lancaster, every success and I hope that he thoroughly enjoys the experience awaiting him.

“A constant supply of

horses and owners can no longer be taken for granted; new incentives are needed



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NEWS Stories from the racing world

Darara and Market Slide die at stud Watership Down and Moyglare lose top-class broodmares The breeding industry in England and Ireland lost two outstanding broodmares in June with the deaths of Darara and Market Slide. Watership Down Stud’s foundation mare Darara, who died at the age of 29, was the dam of four Group 1 winners, including back-toback Dubai Sheema Classic winners Dar Re Mi and Rewilding. By Top Ville, the Aga Khan-bred Darara was a half-sister to Darshaan and won the Prix Vermeille in 1986 before being retired to the paddocks the following year. In 1994 she was purchased by Charlie Gordon-Watson on behalf of Lord and Lady Lloyd-Webber for IR470,000gns at Goffs. Darara was sold in foal to Shirley Heights, with the resultant colt being Kilimanjaro, a 500,000gns yearling who was runner-up in the King Edward VII Stakes in 1998. A subsequent mating with Sadler’s Wells produced the colt who still holds the record for a yearling sold in Europe – 3.4 million gns. He started his racing career under the name of Diaghilev and later won the Group 1

By Chairman Paul Dixon One of the few clear successes of the last few years has been the BHA’s decision to shift responsibility for auctioning leasehold fixtures to the Horsemen’s Group. This year we auctioned 96 fixtures at a minimum price of £25,000, with an additional £5,000 a time being contributed to the newlyformed HG Bonus fund. The racecourses successful in bidding for the fixtures are content that these extra meetings have been profitable concerns. The horsemen,


Darara, Watership Down Stud’s tremendously successful foundation mare

Audemars Piguet QE II Cup as River Dancer after being sold to race in Hong Kong. Darara’s final foal, Rewilding, another 500,000gns yearling, won last year’s Prince of Wales’s Stakes for Godolphin before suffering a fatal injury in the King George. Lady Lloyd-Webber, who still owns Darara’s daughters Evita and Dar Re Mi, said: “Andrew and I feel grateful and honoured to have owned such a world class foundation mare in Darara. It is difficult to quantify how important her contribution has been to Watership Down Stud. “Luckily we own her two daughters, so that her outstanding bloodline will continue. However, it was a very sad day for Watership Down Stud.” Moyglare Stud matron Market Slide, 21,

died after foaling a Montjeu filly. By Gulch, she won the Scurry Stakes for Dermot Weld and was an instant success on her retirement to stud, with her first foal by Theatrical, Media Puzzle, winning the Melbourne Cup in 2002. Greater success was to come via her son Refuse To Bend, by Sadler’s Wells, who won Group 1 races at two, three and four, including the 2,000 Guineas. He died at Haras du Logis in France earlier this year. Market Slide also produced Beresford Stakes runner-up Domestic Fund, a full-brother to Refuse To Bend, and the Listed-placed Notable Graduate. Her Montjeu two-year-old colt Make The News is in training with Dermot Weld, while Moyglare Stud has retained two of her Sadler’s Wells daughters.

meanwhile, are satisfied that a significant amount of extra money has been raised to add to the prize-money pool. The reason for this happy outcome is clear: a commercial interaction has determined a mutually acceptable market price. This is where we come to the BHA, which, under the ambitious leadership of Paul Bittar, we hear is being lobbied very hard by the RCA and certain racecourses to resume control of the auction system. This, some racecourses hope, will mean returning to the good old days where they did not have to compete to gain extra fixtures and thus paid less. This would be a terrible idea. The BHA is racing’s governing body fully funded by the sport, not an organisation with any commercial drivers or leverage of its own. Therefore, its role in commercial negotiations between two

parties can only ever be that of referee. A nice, supposedly-impartial referee involved? It all sounds terribly reasonable – except that referees are not a good idea in a commercial negotiation. Imagine that, next time you’re in the supermarket, you reach the cash till to find, sat beside the checkout person, a man in a grey suit who announces that from now on he is going to decide the price of bananas. It’s a system called ‘price controls’ and it went out of fashion after a trial run in the 1970s. The defining characteristic of such ‘price controls’ is that both sides attempt to ‘suck up’ to the relevant civil servant, in the hope of getting him to give a decision which favours them. A market price, therefore, is never established, and, generally, at least one party becomes very upset and often the deal ends up


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Ireland keeps discretion over whip rules


The Turf Club has opted not to follow Britain’s example and impose strict limits on whip use, preferring instead for Irish stewards to continue using their discretion when it comes to assessing whether a ride should be deemed in breach of the rules. Britain’s rulebook has undergone several amendments since the BHA made wholesale revisions, which came into effect last October. Within a few days it became apparent that the rules were impractical and the governing authority was subsequently forced into a review, the net result being the situation is not far removed from that in place before changes were made in the first instance. The Turf Club’s report concluded: “There was an acceptance that there isn’t a problem with the use of the whip in Ireland. This is borne out by the paucity of complaints received by any of the groups that met with the sub-committee or who made written submissions. “There was also an acceptance that the stewards were policing the current rule fairly and that it was important to ensure that the stewards continue to have discretion in the application of rules and regulations.” The recommendations of the group took effect from July 2, with key points as follows:

Britain may have overhauled its rules on the whip, but Ireland has not

• number of strikes will not be used to •

determine a breach; it will be left to stewards’ discretion greater penalties for overuse of whip on horses out of contention and on jockeys who strike horse in incorrect place

not being done at all, when it should have been. Nic Coward came to this understanding about commercial negotiations in the last year or so he was in the BHA hot seat. Indeed, shortly before he left, Coward produced a report that specifically outlined why it was such a bad idea for the BHA to involve itself in any negotiations between two commerciallyinterested parties, let alone two parties it is supposed to regulate. His recommendation was that racecourses and the horsemen were well capable of coming to commercial arrangements between themselves, and that where that happened racing would be more united as a result. Coward was right. Take the sales of UK racing’s TV rights to overseas betting jurisdictions. The racecourses need the

• use of cushioned whip will be mandatory • use of whip above shoulder height

• horses not disqualified if whip rules

It is highly likely that in contemplating what, if any, changes needed to be made in Ireland, the Turf Club bore in mind the furore that followed the imposition of the strict guidelines in Britain.

prohibited greater emphasis on educating young riders more information to be made available to public on use of whip and type of whip allowed

horsemen to agree to 48-hour declarations for those rights to be properly saleable. The HG entered into an agreement with the racecourses that allows both sides to sit down and calculate

“The BHA resuming

control of the fixture auction system would be a terrible idea” what share of those rights will go into prizemoney each year. Thus, when the negotiation with the overseas jurisdictions begins, it does so with UK racing united behind the process.



In the bigger picture, this is the basis for the HG’s views on the ‘Restructuring of Racing’. We agree that racecourses and horsemen need to get together and decide, in advance, how they will split income derived from the sale of their combined efforts. Once that is agreed, it is simply a case of working together to create a pie that is as large as possible, with the share of each pie having being determined in advance. That is the way towards a united racing industry. If Paul Bittar heeds the siren voices of various racecourses and is tempted to attempt to travel back in time to the days when the BHA fudged compromise deals between racing’s stakeholders, he will throw away the good work undertaken by his predecessor and throw a spanner in the works of racing’s gradual recovery.


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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 Henrietta Knight Channel 4 Racing Alan King William Hill Jockey Club Paddy Power Warren Greatrex Steven Clements Alison Thorpe Michael O’Hagan Great Leighs Chris Catlin Jon Thompson George McGrath Phil Siers Whip Tim Darby Salix

Trainer of three-time Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Best Mate retires at the age of 65 but will continue to pre-train jumpers for neighbour Mick Channon Stands down senior colleagues Denise Large and Sophie Veats before York’s Dante meeting and announces they will not work on future programmes Trainer records 1,000th career winner with Ulys Du Charmil at Market Rasen; Mark Tompkins also reaches 1,000-winner milestone with Astroscarlet Bookmaker aims for foothold in the US sports betting market after it is granted a non-restrictive gaming licence by the Nevada Gaming Commission Signs 40-year deal with Federation of Racecourse Bookmakers, licensing on-course bookmakers’ pitches at its 14 tracks Reports 28% revenue increase for first quarter of 2012, with mobile phone betting accounting for 38% of sportsbook turnover during April Leaves owner Malcolm Denmark’s Weathercock House in Lambourn, where he was a salaried trainer, and moves to Uplands Stables in Compton Cheltenham Festival-winning conditional rider quits the saddle aged 26 due to combination of weight problems and financial issues Decides to relinquish training licence after 12 years and more than 180 winners following a disappointing 2011/12 season Resigns as Director of Communications and International Affairs with Horse Racing Ireland and Chief Executive of ITM BHA turns down application from Essex track to hold fixtures in 2013; the racecourse closed in 2009 and is now owned by Martin Collins Enterprises Jockey, 30, lands 1,000th win of his career on the Rae Guest-trained Miss Cato at Sandown Trading Director with Ladbrokes is dismissed, reportedly after an internal investigation into how the trading section is run Elected new Chief Executive of the National Association of Stable Staff, succeeding Jim Cornelius; McGrath received 196 votes and Cornelius 90 Top betting executive denies leaking confidential information following his move from TurfTV to SIS after appearing at London’s High Court Turf Club opts to make only minor amendments to its rules governing the whip – there will be no fixed limit of hits, like in Britain Former BHB Marketing Manager, and more recently Chief Executive of the Professional Darts Corporation, is appointed General Manager at Exeter Kentucky Horse Racing Commission votes for Graded and Listed stakes raceday ban from January 1, 2014, but whether it is enforced remains to be seen

RACEHORSE AND STALLION – MOVEMENTS AND RETIREMENTS Nathaniel Sepoy Rapid Redux Kissed Foxwedge Masterofthehorse Successful Appeal Golden Sword Mount Nelson Strategic Prince I’ll Have Another Lightening Pearl

Last year’s King George winner, owned by Lady Rothschild, will stand at Newsells Park Stud in Hertfordshire when his racing career is over Son of Elusive Quality, a top-class sprinter in Australia, will retire to Darley’s Kelvinside Stud in the Hunter Valley later this year; his fee will be A$66,000 Record-breaking gelding in North America, winner of 22 races in succession, albeit at a modest level, is retired aged six by his owner Robert Cole Listed-winning half-sister to Pour Moi retires to the paddocks after fracturing her near foreleg during the Prix de Diane Leading three-year-old sprinter in Australia is retired; the Group 1-winning son of Fastnet Rock will stand at Newgate Farm in NSW for A$33,000 Son of Sadler’s Wells, third to Sea The Stars in the 2009 Derby, added to the roster at Annshoon Stud in Ireland, home to Fruits Of Love and Sendawar Walmac Farm-based stallion son of Valid Appeal will shuttle to Haras la Pasion in Argentina for the southern hemisphere breeding season Chester Vase-winning son of High Chaparral, who was runner-up to Fame And Glory in the Irish Derby, is retired to Summerhill Stud in South Africa Newsells Park Stud stallion will shuttle to Argentina’s Haras Rodeo Chico for the southern hemisphere breeding season Coolmore’s son of Dansili, sire of Group 1 winner La Collina in his first crop, will stand the southern hemisphere season at Haras Lacala in Uruguay Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner is retired after injury rules out his bid for the Triple Crown; he will stand at Big Red Farm in Japan Group 1 Cheveley Park Stakes winner is retired after disappointing runs in the 1,000 Guineas and Ballyogan Stakes



Sir William Barlow Jane Pilkington Arnold Sendell Sean Miller Werner Baltromei George Fairbairn

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Darara Nomadic Way Master Oats Brindisi Breeze Market Slide Plunkett Araafa

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Former Chairman and Chief Executive of the Post Office who was an owner with the Thurloe Thoroughbreds and Highclere syndicates Trained Willie Wumpkins to win the Coral Golden Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival three times in a row, landing the treble aged 13 in 1981 Somerset-based owner whose best horse Kingscliff won the Christie’s Foxhunter at Cheltenham and Grade 1 Betfair Chase at Haydock Up-and-coming trainer based in Kimberley, South Africa, is killed after jumping from a moving vehicle German handler who enjoyed plenty of success in France, winning Group 1 races with Le Miracle and Lady Marian Northumberland-based trainer who recorded three wins at the Cheltenham Festival and handled future Grand National winner Rag Trade

Blue hen broodmare for Watership Down Stud whose progeny include Dubai Sheema Classic winners Dar Re Mi and Rewilding High-class dual-purpose performer for Barry Hills, winning the Cesarewitch and Stayers’ Hurdle; he also sired the winners of 109 races Kim Bailey-trained staying chaser who won the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 1995 and finished runner-up in the 1996 Irish Hennessy Exciting hurdler for the Lucinda Russell stable who won this year’s Grade 1 Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival Dam of Refuse To Bend, multiple Group 1 winner and top sire who died earlier this year, and Melbourne Cup hero Media Puzzle Four-time winner for owner Hywel Jones who made history when landing the first race run at Ffos Las in June 2009 Plantation Stud stallion who won the Irish 2,000 Guineas and St James’s Palace Stakes




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The best ever Frankel kick-started Royal Ascot 2012 with an 11-length romp in the Queen Anne Stakes, a performance some said was the most impressive they had ever witnessed Photos George Selwyn

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So You Think and Joseph O’Brien take the plaudits after an impressive success in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes Simenon takes Saturday’s Queen Alexandra Stakes to follow up his Ascot Stakes win on the opening day

The Queen receives the Queen’s Vase trophy from Prince Philip after Estimate scores under Ryan Moore

Newfangled and William Buick prove far too good in the Albany Stakes, one of three winners at Royal Ascot for her owner, Princess Haya

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Godolphin runners go head-to-head as Frankie Dettori asks Colour Vision (far side) to fend off Opinion Poll, ridden by Mickael Barzalona, in the Gold Cup. Dettori’s mount scored by half a length and survived a stewards’ enquiry after causing interference in the final furlong

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They’re behind you! Luke Nolen eases down on Black Caviar in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes as Moonlight Cloud and Restiadargent try to bridge the gap. The Australian mare held on by a head to land her 22nd successive victory, remaining unbeaten to the delight of her owners and legion of supporters

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Tony Morris Black Caviar typifies Australia’s prowess in producing world-class sprinters but a century ago racehorses such as Merman were imported from down under for stamina, not speed


world was pretty much all about stamina; yes, we knew about Bernborough, and we knew he was fast, but it was really only the Melbourne Cup that registered with us routinely and that was a two-mile handicap. The horse that Australians most revered – actually an Enzedder, but they chose to overlook that when it suited – was Phar Lap, and he was an outstanding Melbourne Cup winner under a prohibitive weight in 1930. For generations those in the northern hemisphere thought of Australia as the land of the staying horse.

Melbourne Cup respected Our first reason for having that perception dated from the last years of the Victorian era, and it was a horse from Australia who triumphed at Royal Ascot who was largely instrumental in propagating that belief. British breeders already respected Australian horses and the Melbourne Cup, and among the horses they had imported from down under for stud duty were the exceptional Carbine, winner over 38 rivals, giving nearly 4st to the runner-up in the 1890 renewal, and Carnage, second in the 1893 race. Merman was not a Melbourne Cup winner but he had run with distinction in the two races regarded as the country’s next most important, finishing fourth in the Caulfield Cup and winning the Williamstown Cup. A cable sent to English bloodstock agent William Allison in



hen Choisir was sent from Australia with a view to contesting the King’s Stand and the Golden Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot in 2003, we were inclined to treat the venture as an intriguing novelty. Few people took the burly colt seriously before the Tuesday race, especially as he was still a threeyear-old in southern hemisphere terms and had to carry a Group 1 penalty, so the offers of 25-1 did not seem especially attractive. Of course, he won, making all the running, then repeated the feat four days later, and those results ensured that in the years that followed Royal Ascot would feature on the itinerary of the top Aussie sprinters, and we became accustomed to their successes. In 2012, amid unprecedented hype, Black Caviar came to defend her record of 21 undefeated starts, and as soon as her participation was confirmed she was automatically installed as odds-on favourite for the aptly renamed Diamond Jubilee Stakes. We have become used to the idea that Australia breeds more accomplished sprinters; we expect them to beat ours. Australia’s pre-eminence in the sprinting department is a relatively recent phenomenon. A key contributory factor was the importation in 1950 of Star King, who had almost dead-heated with Britain’s greatest postwar sprinter Abernant in the National Breeders’ Produce Stakes at Sandown as a twoyear-old, and who – thinly disguised with a new identity as Star Kingdom – proved an outstanding sire of topclass, speedy stock down under. The inauguration in 1957 of the Golden Slipper Stakes, won in its first year by Star Kingdom’s exceptional son Todman, and that race’s rapid elevation to the status of the nation’s most important and most valuable juvenile event, placing a premium on precocity, accentuated the trend away from stamina and toward speed in breeders’ aspirations. Until those developments the image of Australian racing recognised by the rest of the

Merman arrived in England in 1897 and went on to win the Gold Cup at Ascot

November 1896 advised that Merman could be purchased for 1,600gns and would be capable of winning big handicaps in England. Trusting his informant’s judgement and having a wealthy client in mind, Allison quickly concluded the deal, awarding himself a nice commission when he persuaded Lillie Langtry to buy the horse for £2,000. A celebrated beauty and prominent actress on the London stage, Mrs Langtry had been the mistress of the Prince of Wales and had been introduced to racing by her royal lover, who openly escorted her to Ascot and Goodwood, the great society meetings that he patronised. A later lover, the notorious hell-raiser George Alexander Baird, had given Langtry her first racehorse, and she had adopted the nom de course of Mr Jersey, a reference to her place of birth as Emilie Charlotte le Breton in 1853. Merman set sail for England in December and landed at his destination in mid-February 1897. After a brief spell to recover from the journey at Allison’s Cobham Stud in Surrey, he was delivered to trainer Fred Webb in Newmarket. A strongly made chesnut, already five years old, he was a son of Grand Flaneur, unbeaten winner of the 1880 Melbourne Cup, from a family that had formerly thrived in England. His early performances under Webb’s care proved unspectacular, but that was probably the plan; he ran unplaced three times before finishing third of six in a Leicester handicap. Then came improvement. Merman won the competitive Lewes Handicap before heading for the Cesarewitch, in which he was allotted the handy weight of 7st 5lb. Webb was sure that he had the horse in prime condition for the big Newmarket handicap and advised his owner to back him. Fond of a punt, Lillie got stuck in; she reputedly won £80,000 when Merman turned in a game effort to score by a neck, the excuse for very public celebrations on the course and back at her Kentford home, Regal Lodge. That was all well and fine until, with the party in full swing, Lillie was THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER

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informed that her long-estranged husband, Ned Langtry, had died two hours after the Cesarewitch. Found drunk, incoherent and with a wound to his head, he had been taken to hospital and released after treatment. Soon afterwards he was found again, still drunk and insensible, lying on a heap of straw, and when he identified himself as Lillie Langtry’s husband, he was at once removed to a lunatic asylum, where he died. The next day’s papers carried the contrasting stories of Lillie’s great success and her husband’s pathetic demise. The wholly positive publicity she had expected to enjoy inevitably failed to materialise. Over the next few days she was having to make statements to the effect that she had regularly made Ned an adequate allowance since their separation, and even to deny that she had arranged his murder.

March of Merman Merman won again, a minor long-distance event at Worcester before the end of that season, and in 1898 he notched another important success, winning the Jockey Club Cup over the Cesarewitch course. That was the horse’s only victory that season, but in 1899 – the year in which Lillie married a scoundrel 20 years her junior, Sir Hugo de Bathe – there were three wins, including a prestige double at Goodwood. On the Wednesday he won the Goodwood Plate under top weight and on Thursday he added the Goodwood Cup. Lillie missed those victories, receiving word of them at her newly established home on Jersey, named Merman Cottage in his honour. Merman next finished a creditable second in the Grand Prix de Deauville, conceding 22lb to the three-year-old winner. At the age of seven Merman was still capable of high-class form, though his last three runs of the season seemed slightly disappointing, hinting that perhaps he was nearing the end of his career. In fact there was one more great triumph to come, and it came in the most extraordinary circumstances on the greatest stage of all. By now Merman was in the care of Jack Robinson, who trained at Foxhill, in Wiltshire, and he had the usual authority to act when making entries on behalf of his patrons. Robinson had planned to run Merman in both the Gold Vase and the Alexandra Plate at Ascot but Weatherbys rejected both nominations on the grounds that the signatures on the forms were not genuine; Robinson admitted that he had told his head lad to sign in his (Robinson’s) name. Merman was ready for a race and he did have a valid entry for the Gold Cup, so that became his Ascot target. The switch represented anything but an affirmation of faith in Merman’s merit. There was a 1-4 favourite in French challenger Perth, whose victories at three had included the Poule d’Essai des Poulains and Prix du Jockey-Club, and who tuned up for Ascot by winning the Prix du Cadran by ten lengths. Most judges assumed that he was unbeatable. To the consternation of those who laid the odds on Perth, there were actually three who beat him and one of them, out on his own two lengths clear, was Merman, friendless in the market among the 14-1 others. Had she been there, Lady de Bathe would have received a tremendous ovation from her countless admirers, but she was home alone in Jersey on the occasion of her most notable triumph as an owner. Nowhere was the result more enthusiastically received than down under. An Australian horse had ventured to England and taken Ascot by storm. It might be 100 years before that happened again.



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There may have been two headline acts at Royal Ascot but our columnist believes only one confirmed their superstar status

n unworthy thought in the aftermath of Royal Ascot was that at least our big horse had proved better than their big horse, that Frankel’s reputation had been enhanced while Black Caviar’s had diminished. All sorts of clichés regarding Britain’s historical relationship with Australia played through my mind as I calculated this as proof positive that we were the superior racing nation. People like me should be transported to Botany Bay. For what seemed like weeks we endured the Antipodean press pack telling us about Black Caviar’s brilliance and superiority. It grated a little, just as it does when we eulogise about our horses at the Breeders’ Cup. It creates a sense of schadenfreude. It’s almost as if the guests are saying “our horse is better, therefore our sport is better”. From there it is only a small press room psyche step to “we are better”. So a part of you ends up hoping that a horse you’ve never met, never touched and never even lost money on doesn’t win a race. It’s this bit of self which should be chained below decks on a prison ship. Black Caviar was admirably travelled across the world to showcase her talents and remains unbeaten. That she almost met defeat in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes was largely the fault of jockey Luke Nolen, who tried to kid us all there was more in the tank than fumes. There are now 22 straight wins in the book, which, on one simple reading at least, makes her twice the horse that Frankel is. It was a peculiarity of the royal meeting that it was a show run in reverse. The biggest name on the billboard was the very first act on in the Queen Anne Stakes. There is much to thank Frankel for, not least his regular reminder that we are dealing with wild animals here. Racehorses are not pets, a point Sir Henry Cecil’s colt enforces during his every woken moment. At Warren Place he confirms rock star status by occasionally smashing up his box. If he could drive, he’d park his expensive vehicle at the bottom of a hotel swimming pool. He’s a beast. On the racecourse, you can almost see a fizzing fuse reducing into the ball of flesh that is his body. Tom Queally may be at the THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER



Caviar was second best

Sir Henry Cecil won’t be swayed by public opinion over where his star should run

“Frankel is a rock

star; if he could drive he’d park at the bottom end of a hotel swimming pool” controls but we know who is in charge. Frankel is now so omnipotent in his sphere that fiendish targets at either end of the distance spectrum in various parts of the world are being set for him. Cecil is not having any of it. When it was suggested that Frankel might show another set of New Worlders at the Breeders’ Cup his merits (and, by extension, ours) a strange look came across Sir Henry’s face. It was as if you’d asked him to run the horse in the Pardubice. I’m sure Henry said after last year’s Sussex

Stakes that Frankel was the best horse he had ever seen – never mind trained – but he was more circumspect at Ascot. Yes, Frankel was a champion at the royal meeting, but then so had been Kris and Ardross before him. This was probably a defence mechanism to stop the trainer from gushing. However, after your livelihood and perhaps even your life seem to be slipping away, it might be easier to remain sanguine about even a horse like Frankel coming along. Now all Sir Henry has to do is keep his head while some commentators around him are losing theirs. He never lost trust in himself as many men doubted him, and he also understands the impostors of triumph and disaster. Not even Cecil, though, can prepare his colt of a lifetime for the race some have imagined. Frankel might be all right, the bright sparks say, but how would he fare in a spectral race against great milers of yore, the likes of Brigadier Gerard, El Gran Senor and Tudor Minstrel? I suspect he’d win because the others are getting on a bit.


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Leopardstown livens up summer


Best line-up so far evidence track is taking its status as a concert venue seriously

Racegoers at Leopardstown not only have decent racing to look forward to this summer but some exciting bands as well


eopardstown has proved this summer that it has ‘made it’ in the world of concert venues, as it began its fifth annual series of post-racing gigs. The rapid evolution of Leopardstown’s music events has taken the track from a stage near the entrance for old reliables on a Wednesday to a professionally-managed concert with top-notch lighting and sound, all under canvas, as a start to the weekend that transports punters to hazy days at Glastonbury. Michael O’Rourke, former Leopardstown Chief Executive who was in May promoted to director of strategic planning for Horse Racing Ireland, believes this latest improvement has put the course on the map for concert producing and helps explain why they have attracted their best line up by far for the eight-meeting series. He said: “A racecourse as a music venue needs to build up its credibility. They can’t go from zero to concert venue. People need convincing that a racecourse can deliver a good concert experience and I think Leopardstown are there with that.


“People and bands now realise that Leopardstown provides them with a very professional stage, lighting and sound, so they’re not let down.” With rock merchants The Minutes, support act to The Stone Roses, leading singer-songwriter Ryan Sheridan, prizewinning electro group Jape and six-piece

“Any ‘Leopardstown

Live’ event can more than triple the crowd for a midweek fixture” alternative rock band Royseven still to come, it’s clear the track has taken a step up in class, but O’Rourke warns they could have reached the ceiling. “They’re not quite trade secrets, but the price to book bands like these is not advertised and there is a serious amount of

negotiating,” he explained. “You’re looking at about €5,000 for a half decent band and the key with Leopardstown was to get a series, as the budget wasn’t going to stretch to going for a big band.” Disregarding the band on show, O’Rourke says that any ‘Live at Leopardstown’ evening can more than triple the crowd that the track would usually expect for a Flat evening meeting during the week. This huge difference has rung true for Limerick as well as the Curragh, who regularly have bands on Irish Derby Friday. The nights are also gently resuscitating the corporate market outside big festivals like Galway and Punchestown. Limerick Manager Russell Ferris said: “For a midweek Flat meeting we get 70-100% more racegoers through the gates when there’s a band booked for the Twilight Racing Nights. “This is our tenth year running the series and it’s hugely popular. We’ve also plenty of corporate bookings as local businesses and groups want to entertain staff and guests as much as possible at an affordable price. Racing and a live band gives them that.” THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER


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Paul Deegan with jockey Chris Hayes and Midnight Soprano after the mare’s career-best victory in the Saval Beg Stakes

Soprano speaks volumes for Deegan’s talents Midnight Soprano is pushing Paul Deegan into the unknown. Group 3 winner Lady Springbank was his breakthrough horse two years ago, giving him his first runner in a Classic when contesting the Irish 1,000 Guineas, but Midnight Soprano is about to surpass her. After winning her fifth successive race last month, beating Saddler’s Rock and Grade 1winning hurdler Unaccompanied in the Saval Beg Stakes at Leopardstown, the handicapper raised Midnight Soprano to 104, making her equal to her predecessor and still improving. How much higher she will climb Deegan cannot be sure, but it is unlikely he would have been able to train her to rattle through the run she has without knowing her full-sister Celtic Soprano. “Celtic got beat over two miles at Ballinrobe,” he said. “She lacked a gear and was very moderate. She was rated 52 for a reason. “We started to back off her then and with that and age she started to improve. She got quicker and we scraped a bit of black type. She ended up being a mile and a half specialist; she was just a late-maturing filly. “Midnight is the same. She’s tall, light-framed and, though she has always had more pace than THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER

Celtic, like her she doesn’t take a lot of work. Literally, a couple of pieces a year. Other than that it’s just keeping her fresh, healthy and well.” A Group 2 bid is on the horizon and though she is the star, 2012 for Team Deegan looks set to be about more than that. He is famed for early two-year-olds but in the first four months of this season has run less than half as many as he did in the first three months of the previous four terms. Despite that, he is merely three winners off last season’s total, operating with a 15% strike-rate, harbouring several potential Patternrace winners, with the juveniles on their way. “You’d always try to buy a couple of sharp two-year-olds to get you up and running, but we weren’t in a position to do that,” he said. “We’ve a lot of big horses that just took a bit of time, mainly Jaber Abdullah’s homebreds.” Has anything else changed? Oddly, no. Deegan’s squad has just hit form and continued to progress. Does he think it will last? “If they’re still healthy and holding their form now, halfway through the season, then they’ll probably stay that way throughout,” he answered. “There’s still more to come from a number of the older horses.”

In Brief O’Connor the crooner Multi-talented travelling head man David O’Connor has released his fourth single If Wishes Were Horses, written by permitholder Fran Stone. The power ballad is taken from his first album Shores From Somewhere, due out this month, and is available to download on

Clean sweep for Limerick JP McManus’s charitable foundation has committed €150,000 to Limerick’s cleaner city initiative Going For Gold, which aims to encourage businesses, communities and individuals to improve the environment they live in and be proud of their areas. The aim of the project is for Limerick to be classed as Ireland’s cleanest city by winning the Tidy Towns competition outright.

Madden socks it to ‘em Proof talent is in genes came at the Garristown Horse And Pony Races when Tom ‘Socks’ Madden, brother of Niall ‘Slippers’ and son of Niall ‘Boots’, landed four winners. The 14-year-old had nine rides on the mammoth 20-race card, securing a second and a fourth to add to his four-timer.


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The ‘Rail Ditch and Fence’ claimed six runners in this year’s Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris



No crisis at Auteuil despite the carnage

Top race is defended after six horses fall at a single fence


he French racing authorities have no plans to hold an enquiry into this year’s Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris despite almost a third of the field departing at a single fence in the country’s top jumps race. The obstacle in question is the 1.6 metre high and 4m wide ‘Rail Ditch and Fence’, which lived up to its fearsome reputation when taking out the top three favourites among others in the Auteuil showpiece. Henri Pouret, France Galop’s Director of Racing, said: “We have received no adverse comments from trainers or jockeys, or anyone else, concerning this obstacle following the race and all six horses and jockeys that fell were uninjured. “It should be pointed out the Rail Ditch and Fence is used in 14 other races during the year apart from the Grand Steeple. There are no plans to hold any kind of enquiry and the obstacle will remain unchanged.” Nicknamed the ‘Juge de Paix’ or ‘Justice Of The Peace’, this obstacle is the fifth last and comes after three miles have already been


covered in the £320,000-to-the-winner stamina test. Ruby Walsh’s mount, the 2009 winner, Remember Rose, was the first to go while disputing the lead. He was swiftly followed by Rubi Ball, Rhialco, Net Lovely, Quart Monde and Peldero, who all fell independently. Given its extreme distance (3m5f) and regular small field (this year’s 19-runner field was unusual) the Grand Steeple is a real feat of endurance that often has few finishers. So at least the 2012 version had horses filling all seven of the prize-money places, albeit the last two were tailed off. The French press were also unmoved by the sight of so many of the nation’s most famous chasers hitting the deck at the same point. Paris Turf, the French equivalent of the Racing Post, observed dryly that “all the horses came back safe and unharmed” while Emmanuel Clayeux, trainer of the stronglyfancied pair of Net Lovely and Rhialco, remained stoic. “This is the harsh law of jump racing; too bad but we will try again,” he said.

Henderson a Nicky Henderson may have missed out on last season’s jumps trainers’ title however there is one current European champion called ‘Henderson’, albeit under a different code and completely unrelated. Step forward Tom Henderson (right), the champion Flat apprentice in France last year. Attached to the powerful JeanClaude Rouget yard and referred to in the French racecards as ‘Thomas’, he partnered 43 winners in 2011. His father is the 60-year-old Londoner David Henderson, whose varied racing career has taken in three continents, contact with two of the greatest stallions of the 20th century and a fighter jet crashing into his yard at Mont-de-Marsan, deep in the south west of France. Given that David’s own father was an upstanding member of the British business community as Managing Director of Haig Whisky Distilleries and had only a passing interest in racing, it is somewhat surprising that both his sons ended up making their living out of the sport. His younger brother, James, is Director of Retail at the bookmaker William Hill.




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Flexible addition

A new type of equine headgear has been sanctioned by the Swedish racing authority’s decision to list it separately in racecards. If you spy a capital ‘F’ next to the weight a horse carries in a card from Taby or Jagersro you can assume it will wear ‘flexible blinkers.’ First used in trotting racing, flexible blinkers are left open at the beginning of a race then closed, to restrict a horse’s vision, via the jockey’s pulling of a drawstring. They are usually employed in the home straight and have been known to have a remarkable effect. Interestingly, there is no obligation for the mechanism to be deployed before the end of the race. Sibelius, owned by Abba’s Benny Andersson, wore them for the first time when taking the 2004 Danish Derby. More recently Bank Of Burden sported a pair when third in the Group 3 Stora Pris at Taby on June 5.

However flexible blinkers cannot be used in Britain, as they do not meet the current headgear criteria. A BHA spokesperson said: “All headgear must be worn unchanged before and during any race. “We have had no requests for this type of headgear. Should trainers feel they would be beneficial to our sport, we would consider an application to amend the rules.” Bank Of Burden in flexible blinkers, which close by pulling a drawstring

name to watch out for in French jockey ranks David fell in love with racing as a callow youth. Offered the chance to leave school early if he took up a position with a Canadian oil company that his father had wangled for him, he converted it into an opportunity to sneak away to Woodbine racetrack, where he ended up working for legendary trainer Pete McCann, looking after a brother to Northern Dancer. He then had spells in Florida and California before returning to Europe when his visa expired. He has worked for Harry ThomsonJones and Jeremy Hindley, and for John Hammond (where he met his wife, Sylvie) in Chantilly, not to mention an African sojourn training for the father-in-law of the King of Morocco. But his longest association was with another top French handler, Charlie Milbank, for whom he travelled Sir Tristram, later a record-breaking stallion in New Zealand, to Churchill Downs to contest the 1974 Kentucky Derby.

He and Sylvie moved to Mont-de-Marsan in 1993 shortly after the birth of their first child, Julie. Three further sons turned up and the family training operation was ticking along nicely when, on May 10, 2003, a Mirage from the nearby air base crashed into the racecourse, killing one member of their string and injuring several others. “We had to employ lawyers to take on the state,” Henderson reported, “and when we finally reached a settlement the lawyers took half, so we came out of it badly. But the last few years have been good years.” Indeed, 2011 was a vintage year for the whole family. Not only did Tom win ‘L’Etrier d’Or’ [the Golden Stirrup] as top apprentice, Julie was joint leading lady amateur with six wins and their dad set a new personal best of 17 victories. David reveals that his oldest son was not that interested in riding until, not doing particularly well at school at the

age of 14, an opening arose for him to transfer to the AFASEC Jockey School, “a stone’s throw” from the Henderson’s home. “Father and son working together can be a difficult relationship, so I immediately got him a placement with Jean-Claude Rouget, whom I know very well,” David said. Tom thrived, riding his first winner just three days after his 16th birthday in March 2010. And though 2010 brought only two further successes, just a year later he had made it into the nation’s top 30 jockeys. Quizzed about Tom’s future, his proud dad said: “He only has nine more winners to ride out his claim and after that it could be difficult but I hope Mr Rouget won’t forget him. If necessary he could even move to America, where he spent last winter.” And prospects for the Henderson yard? “You can do things cheaper here than in Paris, there are fairly small fields and it obviously helps having French-breds, as they are eligible for premiums,” he replied. “When you see what they are running for in Britain, there is a lot of money on offer for moderate horses down here. I got a horse recently that had been placed three times at Wolverhampton yet would have won more with a solitary fourth place in France.”


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by Steve Andersen

I’ll Have Another... oh no you won’t!



he hope for a first American Triple Crown winner since 1978 was over. I’ll Have Another was not only scratched from the Belmont the day before the race, he was retired from racing. American racing had sustained a punch on the nose on a weekend when sports fans throughout the nation were ready to watch an attempt at history. Instead, those who tuned in saw Union Rags, one of the most highly-regarded two-year-olds of 2011, win a thrilling running of the Belmont Stakes over 12 furlongs. Union Rags, a colt by Dixie Union owned by breeder Phyllis Wyeth, closed on the rail in the final furlong to beat pacesetter Paynter by a neck. An hour before the race, I’ll Have Another entered the Belmont winners’ circle for a brief retirement ceremony, a consolation appearance for the more than 85,000 who filled the Long Island racetrack. He was the first winner of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes to miss the Belmont since Bold Venture in 1936. Owners Paul and Zillah Reddam of Sunset Beach, California were approached by stud farms after the Kentucky Derby and in late June it was announced that I’ll Have Another had been sold to stand at Big Red Farm in Japan. There had been no lengthy discussions between O’Neill and Reddam about a possible comeback for I’ll Have Another, who won five of seven starts and $2,693,600. “When it was decided what was in the best interest of the horse, it was enough said,” O’Neill recalled.

Union Rags (3) lands the Belmont Stakes but it wasn’t the result America hoped for

The Triple Crown season is racing’s turn at the front of the crowded American sports landscape and this year’s races were among the most thrilling in recent memory. I’ll Have Another, who won the Santa Anita Derby in April, was an 18-1 outsider in a field of 20 when he caught pacesetter, and Arkansas Derby winner, Bodemeister to win the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 5.


Two weeks later, Bodemeister was favoured to win the Preakness Stakes. Again Bodemeister set the pace and again I’ll Have Another caught him, though the margin was just a neck. Bodemeister is trained by Bob Baffert. He kept Bodemeister at home for the Belmont and started Paynter. Both colts are owned by Ahmed Zayat, who can rightfully curse his bad luck this year.

by Nicola Hayward


Shaw and Ato the latest hot exports

Ato wins Kranji’s international sprint


South Africa has a great tradition of providing racing centres worldwide with outstanding horsemen and horses. London News, Jay Peg, Lizard’s Desire and Victory Moon have shone at the highest level, while trainers Mike de Kock, David Ferraris and Tony Millard, and jockeys Michael Roberts and Felix Coetzee, all learnt their craft in South Africa before enjoying international success. The voice of the Breeders’ Cup is Germiston-born Trevor Denman. The latest export to bring acclaim to South Africa is Ato, winner of the Group 1 Krisflyer International Sprint. He was ridden by South

African jockey Barend Vorster and is trained by Patrick Shaw, who was also born in the country. Shaw began his training career in Durban, where in 1995 he conditioned the Durban July winner Teal. He moved to Singapore in 2001 where, other than Ato and Rocket Man, he has also trained Mr Line, Our Falstaff and the Bernard Kantor-owned Palace Line, juvenile champion in South Africa before moving to Singapore, where he won the Singapore Classic and the Singapore Guineas. In 2011 Shaw won the Singapore trainers’ title for the first time. Ato is a son of Royal Academy and was sold THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER

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Sale and return Wyeth, the daughter-in-law of the late painter Andrew Wyeth, bred Union Rags in Kentucky and sold him for $145,000 at the 2010 FasigTipton Yearling Sale in Saratoga on tax advice. Less than a year later, she wanted the colt back but had to pay $390,000 to do so at the FasigTipton Florida select sale in March 2011. Union Rags won the Grade 1 Champagne Stakes last fall, but lost the seasonal championship when second to Hansen in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Churchill Downs. A win in the Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park in February put Union Rags on the shortlist of Kentucky Derby hopefuls, a status dented by a troubled third in the Florida Derby in March. The same thing happened in the Kentucky Derby. Union Rags raced in traffic and finished seventh, flying late. Matz replaced Julien Leparoux with John Velazquez for the Belmont and the partnership started with a win. Now, Union Rags has the rest of the year to wrestle away the three-yearold championship from I’ll Have Another.

by Maine Chance Farms at the 2009 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale for R850,000. From 19 starts, the five-year-old entire has six wins and six places to his name. Shaw describes Ato as a “bridesmaid” to Rocket Man, but he made the most of the opportunity to be stable number one, winning by a length and a half from Mr Big. What Ato does not know is that his victory saved him from gelding. With a win like the Krisflyer Sprint under his belt, a stud career beckons. It remains to be seen where he will stand, but there are sure to be plenty of offers. THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER

Freedman brothers are happy doing own thing When Lee Freedman burst into tears after Miss Andretti won the 2007 King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot, few people would have known that was as happy as the famous trainer had been for years. Freedman, 55, cited the loss of passion for the racing game some time ago, so much so he ‘retired’ from training last July. He handed the reins of the Markdel operation to his brother, Anthony, who had been Freedman’s understudy since the three brothers – including Richard – occupied stables at Flemington in 1984, with the older brother holding the training licence. Another brother, Michael, joined the team in 1988. However, Freedman’s sabbatical working in the background, which included a stint ‘strapping’ Lucas Cranach in quarantine out of stables in Newmarket before the horse flew to Melbourne to finish third in the Cup, has reinvigorated his love of the game. He described his time in Newmarket as a “joy” and agreed that the possibility of moving to England was one of his options for the future, but first he needed to make sure that Anthony’s business remained solid. Anthony has kept up his part, in fact the stable has been running hot this season, culminating in Anthony’s maiden Group 1 with Mawingo in the Doomben Cup in May. It was his 11th stakes win for the season. That Group 1 came within weeks of Lee Freedman confirming rumours that he had formed a partnership with Graeme Rogerson to train out of Rogerson’s stables in Randwick. The pair had their first runner in May and have about 30 horses on the books. Rogerson, a hugely successful trainer in his own right, is generally based in New Zealand, which gives Freedman the freedom to run his Sydney operation as he sees fit. Freedman’s ambitions are small, although it’s safe to say he will build on his already imposing record of 124 Group 1 winners and five Melbourne Cups. As of June 30, the FBI – Freedman Brothers Inc – closed its doors; the business partnership that was the most formidable in racing for 25 years was officially dissolved and the brothers dispersed. New logos and new racing colours have been ordered.


Union Rags is trained by the highly-regarded Michael Matz, 61, who is based in Maryland. A member of the US Olympic Equestrian Team in 1976, 1992 and 1996, Matz is best known as the trainer of Barbaro, the winner of the 2006 Kentucky Derby. Barbaro injured his right hind leg shortly after the start of the Preakness Stakes that year and succumbed to the effects of laminitis in January 2007.

by Danny Power

Lee Freedman: passion reinvigorated

Richard remains in Sydney to pursue a media career that began when he left the training team in 2002, while Michael is currently the leading trainer in Singapore. Michael said it is a good thing that the four brothers have gone their separate ways. “I’ve got my own theories on this – we’re four brothers who started off together very young, we spent the best part of 25 years working together but I think as everyone gets a bit older priorities change,” he said. “I see it as a bit of a natural progression. It’s probably unrealistic to think four brothers who are 12 years apart in birth would go through their entire careers together.” Lee Freedman has been enjoying the challenge of rebuilding. He joked during the Inglis Easter Yearling Sales: “Today I have inspected 20 horses and looked at five houses.” He is relishing the change in environment and vibrancy of Sydney after nearly ten years in the quiet tempo of the Mornington Peninsula, where life ticks no faster than the electric golf carts on the famous sand-belt courses. He said: “I am enjoying exploring new restaurants and catching up with old mates. Importantly, I am enjoying working with a stable of young horses, ostensibly yearlings, to see what we’ve got. “I’ve trained a team of 100 horses before and don’t want to go back to that. As much as we had great success, we also lost a lot of clients to smaller stables because there was a sense we were too big and had lost touch.”


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Life’s a

GAMBLE From White City dog track, to owning a chain of betting shops, to becoming a partner in Coolmore, Michael Tabor’s life has been a series of punts – most of them lucky Words Julian Muscat • Photos George Selwyn


hen Michael Tabor stands beside the heaving flanks of a horse that has just won a major race, he is invariably content. So, too, are his partners in the Coolmore syndicate, yet there is something utterly distinct about Tabor’s smile. There is no discernible sense of wonderment or surprise. He has the aura of a man in a self-contained bubble of satisfaction. It is as if a calculated gamble has just paid off. Bingo! For all that, you have to wonder what goes on inside a mind that has swept Tabor on a magic carpet ride from London’s East End to

Michael Tabor, with hands in the air, welcomes back Camelot after the colt’s Epsom demolition

some of the world’s most desirable locations. His base in Monte Carlo – a friend recently teased that it took him 50 years to get there – is augmented by a winter residence in Barbados, where he is also a partner in the Sandy Lane Hotel. It has all come the way of a man who assimilates information like a giant cypher. Tabor’s calm outward demeanour is abetted by a determination to keep things simple. It was an asset bestowed at birth and has governed much of his professional life. Now, having conquered the betting jungle as an opening gambit, he sees life through the

lens of one of the game’s biggest owners. He is one of only four men to have won the Derby at Epsom and Churchill Downs. Neither John Magnier nor Sheikh Mohammed can claim that distinction, and it is fast becoming a habit: Camelot’s recent triumph at Epsom gave Tabor the chance to meet the Queen for the fourth time in 12 years. “It is very difficult to know how you should behave when you are introduced to her,” he maintains. Not too many are sufficiently acquainted to help him out on that one.


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Nor is it a dilemma that Tabor, 70, could have envisaged in his youth. The son of a glass manufacturer, he took a shine to dog racing in his teens. He spent Monday and Friday afternoons at Hendon stadium, which is now Brent Cross shopping centre, in north London. “That’s how I became interested in gambling,” he reflects. “I saw these guys standing up, taking bets, and it appealed to me. People came for enjoyment and from early on I thought to myself that being a bookmaker would be enjoyable. I also spent a lot of time at White City – and still would if the place was open [it closed in September 1984].” Tabor’s fraught, formative experiences would eventually make him the betting ring’s biggest predator at a time when monsters stalked the patch in the 1970s and 1980s. Occasionally he would ask the tic-tacs to lay a favourite for him. The learning curve was steep. “From memory, of the first ten dogs I laid, eight of them won,” he reflects with a smile he can now afford. “That’s when I realised there was more to bookmaking than meets the eye. It’s like everything else in life: you have to know your business from top to bottom.” Undeterred, Tabor’s curiosity was aroused to the extent that he wanted to know every last detail about everything to do with the

“I could stomach

missing Newmarket [Guineas] but not the Kentucky Derby, just in case we won” ring. His search for information in his quest for an edge knew no bounds; he was even banned from the racecourse for three years in 1970 for paying jockeys for information. By then he’d started the Arthur Prince betting chain that would make him his first fortune. “My first year of business was in the year Foinavon won the Grand National [at 100-1 in 1967],” Tabor recalls. “It was a great result for me but two years later, when Highland Wedding won, I walked out of the office that evening thinking I’d gone into the wrong business.” His opening foray into off-course bookmaking saw him buy two shops from Andrew Gordon, who’d served in the ceremonial position as Second Page of Honour to the Queen in the 1950s but had


subsequently hit hard times. “Andrew was a very charismatic individual,” Tabor says. “It made sense to keep the name of Arthur Prince, who I think was an Italian bookmaker who used to bet at Epsom. I also became a punter as well as a bookmaker, but I always knew I needed to have a solid foundation. I needed to keep opening betting shops in as many correct locations as possible.” Tabor was plainly driven in his determination to grow the business. He had one golden rule. “When I went into the office I always adopted the attitude that yesterday was history,” he says. “I always was – and probably still am today – absolutely terrified of losing.” He still has a picture in his office of

Tornado Prince, the first horse he owned, winning a novices’ hurdle at Ascot in 1974. The horse was kind to him, winning seven times in all, “dare I say it, when I most needed the money,” says Tabor. “He was one of those horses you could rely on and they are few and far between.” But the horse that highlighted the fruits of Tabor’s endeavours was Royal Derbi, a cheap purchase off the Flat who was trained, like Tornado Prince, by Neville Callaghan in Newmarket. Tabor hired a helicopter to watch Royal Derbi contest a humdrum race at Leicester in 1994. His arrival created quite a stir, especially when he flexed his muscles in the ring. “We thought the horse was a good thing,” he recalls. “We were guided by the groundsman, THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER

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Above: Camelot and Joseph O’Brien prove different class in the Derby, recording an easy five-length win Left: Tabor and co-owner John Magnier chat with Seamie Heffernan after Was captures the Oaks

who told us where the better going was, but it turned out to be completely wrong. When the jockey jumped off him he said to me, ‘Who was that friend of yours’?” It was around this time that Tabor sold his Arthur Prince chain for a reported £27 million. His first son, Ashley, showed little interest in the business and the final straw came when Tabor was walking the streets of Croydon in February with two co-directors. “It was a distinctly dull, miserable day with slush on the ground,” he recalls. “We were there to look at a couple of shops and I thought to myself, ‘What am I doing here?’ I decided to sell there and then.” His association with Magnier and the Coolmore team was almost simultaneous. He was introduced by JP McManus, a mutual friend who pointed him in their direction when Tabor moved to Miami and wanted to race a horse in America. In the summer of 1994 Tabor paid “a little over $400,000” for Thunder Gulch, then a promising two-year-old in John Kimmel’s barn. The colt was rigorously assessed by Demi O’Byrne and Paul Shanahan, whose THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER

faces dropped when he was beaten in ordinary company on his first run in Tabor’s silks. Thunder Gulch was then transferred to D Wayne Lukas, who saddled him to win the Grade 2 Remsen Stakes. From there Thunder Gulch went on to win the Kentucky Derby, the Belmont and the Travers. His Triple Crown bid came unstuck in the Preakness, where he was beaten less than a length from the widest draw in stall 11. Thunder Gulch’s exploits marked the start of a love affair with American racing that still endures today. “He was a phenomenal horse,” Tabor says. “It was a fantastic feeling when he won the Kentucky Derby; I would love to win the race again.” So much so that Tabor was at Churchill Downs, rather than Newmarket, on the first Saturday in May. “It was obvious Camelot had a better chance in the 2,000 Guineas,” he says. “I could stomach missing Newmarket, but not the Kentucky Derby – just in case Daddy Long Legs won. I couldn’t bear the thought of missing it.” At the height of Thunder Gulch’s exploits he attracted a huge bid from Japan. Tabor’s

commercial instincts prompted him to accept in principle until he mentioned it in passing to his wife, Doreen, who was distraught at the prospect. At that point Magnier intervened. Tabor reveals: “He said to me, ‘Michael, I don’t want to be responsible for a divorce. Let’s keep the horse’.” So they did, with Magnier buying half of Thunder Gulch for his stud innings at Ashford, Coolmore’s Kentucky annex. It was to prove a seminal moment for Tabor. “John coming in like that gave me a lot of encouragement,” he says. “Nothing succeeds like success and, ever since then, the business has been very good to me.” Tabor has since been joined in the Coolmore partnership by Derrick Smith. Although Camelot carries Smith’s purple and white silks, almost all the Ballydoyle horses are owned in a three-way partnership along with Magnier and his wife Sue. This arrangement evolved from recognition that racing is a notoriously difficult business to predict. In the past Tabor has passed up certain horses that graduated



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MICHAEL TABOR >> to championship status, among them Holy

Roman Emperor. “I remember that so well,” he reflects. “I had a lovely foal out of my mare [the Grade 1 winner] Circle Of Life and John had a homebred foal that turned out to be Holy Roman Emperor. He suggested we went 5050 on each foal but I declined. “Holy Roman Emperor now looks like making a very good stallion and mine was an also-ran, but that’s life. I was offered the opportunity, which I didn’t accept, but you can’t win them all. Not in this game.” Mind you, the traffic is not all one way. “For reasons that none of us can remember,

John didn’t come into Rags To Riches with Derrick and me,” Tabor relates. “To this day John still wonders why. She was a standout yearling [she fetched $1.9 million] and of course she gave us an unforgettable day when she won the Belmont Stakes [in 2007].” Any such anomalies are quickly forgotten: the rollcall of champions owned by the partners continues to grow at astonishing speed. In the circumstances it’s hardly surprising to hear Tabor declare that he is enjoying his racing and breeding more now than at any time in the past. “I would say that breeding your own

Handicap win stands out among Group 1s A look of bemusement descends on Michael Tabor when he is asked to nominate five horses or races that have given him particular pleasure. In 2012 alone he has won all four Classics in Britain plus a Royal Ascot Group 1 with So You Think. “It’s very difficult to answer,” he says. “I mean, where do you start? I could give you 20 and still miss out some really important ones.” Nevertheless, he gives it a go, starting with High Chaparral’s 2002 Derby victory in his colours. “On the day Mick Kinane went to Hawk Wing,” he says, “but when I put a gun to Aidan’s [O’Brien] head he said he just favoured High Chaparral because the ground had turned in his favour. “But Galileo and Pour Moi, and now Camelot, have also won the Derby for us. And of course, there was Montjeu. He won his King George with consummate ease [see page 104], and also the Arc. How

can you not include that? And Giant’s Causeway, who I bred. See what I mean?” Nevertheless, a telling addition to the list was Danetime’s Stewards’ Cup victory in 1997 after the horse had narrowly failed to land the Wokingham from a bad draw. “I shall never forget it,” he maintains. “It was a beautiful day, my family was with me at Goodwood and I was nervous because we’d backed him. “I told Pat Eddery in the paddock that he had to keep an eye out for horses on the other side of the track, and he gave me a look as if to say, ‘Hey, just remember who you’re talking to here’. “It came down to a photo and at first glance it seemed as though the horse had got beat. “But the angle is deceptive there and after seeing the replay it looked as though we’d won it – which we did, in a photo. It was only a handicap but it was special day. There have been many of those. I have been incredibly fortunate.”

Danetime (stands’ rail) gives Tabor a day to remember in the Stewards’ Cup


horses is the hardest game in the world,” he avers. “At the same time, the rewards are huge. You get such an enormous amount of pleasure from one you breed yourself – like Giant’s Causeway, for example.” He continues: “My role within Coolmore, is very simple. You’re running a business, you know what your income is, and you treat it as such. As partners, Derrick and I discuss things with the team, and, in the main, you have to go along with them because they have a proven expertise. “To be honest, it’s a pleasure just to listen to them. They always say why they are doing this, or breeding this mare to that stallion. I’m not an expert on that side of it but I find it fascinating. And it’s mind-boggling to see the foals and yearlings which result from that planning.” The consequence of it all is that Tabor and his partners are poised for an unprecedented clean sweep of the British Classics. It is theirs

“I declined a share in Holy Roman Emperor, but that’s life; you can’t win them all”

for the taking, possibly with a Triple Crown winner into the bargain, yet Tabor’s thirst for some occasional betting ring action remains insatiable. He is as cagey on the subject as he has always been: the poker player reluctant to show his hand even when all others have folded. However, when asked for one key strategy to success, he responds in a heartbeat. “Never take a lesser price to the one available when you want to place your bet,” he says. “That’s a recipe for disaster. It is very difficult to beat the odds, so unless you can get on at the odds you want, don’t have the bet.” Getting on at the desired odds is no easy business when Tabor chooses to open his shoulders, since the sums are colossal. But he doesn’t blame bookmakers. He admits that when he stood on the other side he would sometimes run for cover. “It always depended on who the punter was,” Tabor says with a smile. “That’s how it is in all of life: you have to know who’s who, or you won’t last long! There’s an old saying I like, which is that good punters make good bookmakers. I have found that to be very true.” THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER

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Listen, help and


That’s what racing’s chaplain, the Reverend Graham Locking, has done for a dozen years; his is a familiar face in trainers’ yards and with today’s tough times his involvement is vital By Tim Richards • Photos George Selwyn


s a chaplain, based in Newmarket, what is your exact role in horseracing? My role is to offer pastoral care and to support members of the racing community. That means helping them when there are problems and encouraging them in their daily lives. I am on the gallops every morning and go to the yards so that people are aware of me. I talk to trainers and visit stables, getting to know people and building relationships so that I can help if needed. Along with Racing Welfare and the Injured Jockeys Fund, I am always available. Instead of sitting in an office waiting for people to come to me I go out and meet them. Why did you get involved in the sport and what is the most rewarding aspect of your job? I got involved because my idea of what church is about – and it’s not preaching in a building – is relating to people. I started out working in the East End of London with homeless vagrants, alcoholics and drug addicts. I also set up a counselling centre in Sheffield and a neighbourhood youth play-centre in Birkenhead. I have always enjoyed working with people outside the church and when the advertisement for a chaplain to horseracing appeared in the religious press 12 years ago, I was immediately interested. My grandmother used to take me to our local track, Market Rasen, as a kid and I used to love watching racing on television. The most rewarding part is being able to help people. I conducted Michael Jarvis’s funeral in September and more recently did the tribute at the funeral of Robert Fellowes, who had been manager of Jockey Club Estates for 28 years. THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER

Another enriching experience was when a young girl at the British Racing School was going through a tough time. I was able to meet with her a couple of times and she is now a changed person. How do you balance religion with the unusual and, at times, eccentric world of horseracing? For me, religion is a celebration of life; it is not about a restricted set of codes or practices. In all of that there are times when we do well and times when we don’t do so well, and racing is part of that life. It is not my job to judge people or criticise. If racing is getting a bad press that’s

“I share the love of God with people every day, but only very occasionally talk about it”

all the more reason I should be involved. That’s when people, who are struggling under pressure, are inclined to do silly things and need support and encouragement. Can you get close to the trainers, jockeys and the stable staff? We conducted a survey in 2009 and 87% of those surveyed in Newmarket knew me and

over 91% of those I’d helped were more than satisfied. I was with Sir Henry Cecil when his brother David died and I am close to many of the trainers. I know the lads well, though staff does change all the time. If you show an interest in them and don’t talk to them about God they will respond. It is not my job to preach religion, it is to help people and if I am going to do that I need to know those concerned. Therefore, when I go round yards I chat to them generally, maybe about their mother, their granny, their wife, husband, partner, children, even their football team. One of my favourite sayings is: ‘I share the love of God with people every day, but only very occasionally talk about it.’ If I am going to care for people I must build relationships with them, not spew out a lot of religious claptrap. Have you been more in demand since the economic downturn took hold? I think trainers are struggling and it is a time when people need more support. They need someone to blast off at, someone to listen to their problems. The middle and small trainers are all struggling, and they and their staff need someone to understand them. I am not a clever shit with all the answers because I haven’t got the answers, but I can listen, sympathise and help. I realise they are going through tough times, though most won’t admit it publicly. How big a problem is depression among racing employees? About eight years ago in Newmarket we had three suicides all within about five weeks of each other and we got together Samaritans, a local drug rehabilitation unit, doctors and police to examine the question of drugs,



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Chatting to Roger Charlton – trainers are not prone to open up but the reverend will visit yards and speak to all staff members

>> alcohol

and depression in horseracing. We discovered that racing does not have any more drug addicts, alcoholics or people suffering from depression than any other workforce. But we do have our fair share. Racing is inclined to be labelled as having more gamblers and ne’erdo-wells than other sports, but it is not true; there are lots of people in the industry who lead normal lives. I accept that depression in sport is a big issue. I have a colleague, who works in the Premier League, and he is trying to help footballers suffering from depression. The most common problem with the people I come into contact with in racing is selfesteem. Sometimes they get into such a mess they don’t believe in themselves. They come into racing with all the dreams in the world wanting to be jockeys, but the reality is most of them won’t make it. But they should realise that riding out is as important as being a jockey; the stable lad rides the horse every morning, the jockey only occasionally. The trouble is stable staff have never been given the esteem or value they warrant as skilled people. So they become downcast and frustrated, and that can be expressed in drug addiction and alcoholism, which they misguidedly believe is making them worthwhile. Newmarket has a drug problem, but no worse than the average town. Do you ever get calls from trainers or jockeys when they are on a bad run? I don’t have a lot of dealings with jockeys because they are always on the move and trainers won’t come knocking on my door, but at times I can tell when some are having it tough. That’s when I’ll pop round to their yard. But it needs to be someone who knows me, they don’t want some strange vicar poking his


nose in. That’s where the on-going relationship is vital. You never impose yourself, otherwise you’ll be told to go forth and multiply. I have to admit there are one or two trainers I haven’t spoken to apart from a good morning and goodbye, and that’s fine by me.

“Racing is inclined to be labelled as having more gamblers and ne’er-do-wells than other sports”

To what extent do you participate in the Newmarket scene? My involvement with Racing Welfare, the British Racing School and the Astley Club brings me close to much of the community. I organise, along with a group of women known as the ‘Vic’s Chics’, the Christmas Carol Concert at Tattersalls, where we have a congregation of 500 every year. What do you enjoy most about living and working in Newmarket? Being on the gallops early in the morning is the most fantastic experience. First lot on Warren Hill, with the sun rising, you can watch 500 or 600 racehorses going about their training. Try and find me a better sight in the world. You won’t.

Is there one issue above all others that racing needs to address urgently? I never try to comment on racing politics because I don’t have the knowledge. Obviously prize-money rears its head, and also the way we treat people is very important. When we had the controversial business in Newmarket about whether Lord Derby should build all those houses on the Hatchfield estate in town, Peter Stanley, Lord Derby’s brother and chairman of the Astley Club, and I were about the only two people in Newmarket who didn’t have a view on the matter. What is your view on gambling and how do you reconcile betting with religion? Gambling is like so many other things, enjoyable. We all know it is part of our industry but it is like alcohol and like driving a car, both enjoyable but highly dangerous when out of control. It is not a question of the actual gambling, it’s the losing control – take a car at 90mph and it is a danger; excessive alcohol or betting beyond one’s means both cause anxiety and unhappiness. You find people trying to invest in gambling to make up for what they are missing in their lives – using gambling to make their lives meaningful and as a result becoming addicted. It’s the misuse of gambling and alcohol that puts people in danger. Why aren’t more vicars involved in horseracing? After all, Irish priests come in their droves to Cheltenham! It is partly because the Irish racing fraternity have a mentality of a gathered community, meaning they are more together in their churches and with their fellow priests than we THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER

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TALKING TO... are. We have about 220 chaplains who visit football clubs and other sports. We have had a chaplaincy team at Ascot for the last five years; there are two chaplains on duty at most meetings and as many as four at the Royal meeting. A husband and wife were recently at Ascot when he collapsed with a heart attack and within minutes two chaplains were on hand to comfort the poor woman while her husband was fighting for his life. Should the church play a bigger part in the industry? My thoughts are that we have something to offer at our best, though at our worst the church is intolerable. However, at our best we do care, we have skills and experience, and once you get beyond the vicar image then people do want to engage. In the right circumstances and with the right clergy we could play a bigger part in racing. In a poll commissioned by Racing Welfare over 70% who responded to the questionnaire said chaplaincy in racing should be extended across the country. Recently I recorded a short piece for Channel 4’s ‘4Thought’, which will be screened immediately after the Channel 4 news some time in July. I explain that religion is part of life, racing is part of life, and that Christianity is about caring for people and, therefore, has a place in racing.


Do other training centres have their own chaplains? Recently I met the local clergy in Malton and Norton and talked to them about making monthly visits to yards to offer pastoral care, advice and support. We are in the process of contacting trainers in the area prepared to help us develop our plans. We have had an ongoing relationship with Lambourn but their clergy keeps changing. Sometimes church people become very huddled together within their churches and part of my task is to try to inspire them to get involved in the racing community. How does life in Newmarket compare with having a pastoral flock? I had a pastoral flock for 22 years and now it is so freeing to be with people who have no preconceived ideas about God or vicars. I can relate to people just as they are. So I don’t have to worry about offending people because we haven’t chosen this hymn or that prayer. I don’t have to wrestle with church politics any more because I don’t have my own church. Do you ever bet or get lots of tips? I have had five bets in my 12 years at Newmarket and, would you believe, they have all won. You see, I take advice: there’s no point in being special adviser to the stars if you’re not going to take advantage of it!

CLOSE UP AND... PERSONAL The biggest lesson I have learnt in life is… I cannot be all things to all people I am at my happiest… when I’m on the gallops My worst vice is… swearing Best advice received… be yourself I can’t get through the day without… food

CLOSE UP AND... PROFESSIONAL Three words describe horseracing for me… exciting, demanding, fun Most difficult part of my job… dealing with bereavement My racing hero is… Sir Henry Cecil If I had a horse it would be trained by… if I answered that it would incriminate me My alternative career would be… a barrister


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IN NUMBERS Sharing the ownership experience is now more popular than ever and there are a host of racing syndicates and clubs to suit all tastes and budgets


s an owner, there’s nothing better than celebrating a winner at the races, be it in a Classic or a claimer. While many people join syndicates and racing clubs as a way of sharing the costs, the social aspect of enjoying racing with like-minded individuals, plus a plethora of racing-related events, attracts others who can afford sole ownership. The Racing Syndicates & Clubs Association (RSACA) was set up in 2009 to promote good practice in the industry and protect customers, with the support of the British Horseracing Authority, Racehorse Owners Association and the National Trainers

Federation. Most of the big players in this sector, including Highclere Thoroughbred Racing, Kennet Valley Thoroughbreds, Axom, Million In Mind, Henry Ponsonby, Thurloe Thoroughbreds and Elite Racing Club are members of RSACA. Tony Hill, Elite’s founder and RSACA Secretary, said: “We are interested in the customer experience – it is essential that the consumer has a positive experience regardless of how well their horse performs. “People don’t want to be ripped off and so we want to provide a set of rules that everyone in this sector adheres to in

the interests of fairness. “The website ( details the differences between syndicates and clubs, includes a guide explaining how to set up a syndicate, and lets people know what they can expect from RSACA members. “It’s all well and good promoting syndicates but we need a level playing field to safeguard the retention figure.” All members listed on the RSACA website agree to follow the organisation’s rules. Turn the page to find out what the different racing syndicates and clubs have to offer – one of them might appeal to you!

>> Clockwise from left: Million In Mind, Highclere and Elite runners in action

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Henry Ponsonby


Million In Mind


Type of ownership?

Joint-ownerships and partnerships



Flat or jumps?




What is the business model?

To enjoy racehorse ownership with a small number of likeminded people

One year with an all-in charge payable up front (term starts July 1). It is wound up annually

A personal service that puts together small groups of people to share in a number of horses, making it fun and cost effective

How many members in each syndicate?

In an ideal world 12 people in each horse, including myself

Maximum of 180

10-20 share-owners; yearlings are placed in two-horse syndicates, however breeze-up and proven horses are put in one-horse syndicates as a rule

Number of horses and trainers?

Currently 18 horses (60% jumps, 40% Flat) split between eight trainers

Usually five horses divided between five trainers

Around 60 horses split between approximately 15 trainers

What is the cost and payment structure?

A 1/12th share is between £2,000 to £5,000 (plus VAT). Training and other running costs, including management, are funded by each member paying £280 monthly. Any money not used up is paid as dividends as per the ownership agreement

A one-off annual payment of £3,500

A share ranges from £5,000 to £45,000 (plus VAT) for the first year and this includes the purchase and training of the horses up to the end of their two-year-old year. A smaller additional sum is due for the second and third years, with all horses to be sold by the end of their four-year-old year

Benefits of membership?

Stable visits arranged by appointment rather than having set syndicate days, communication by email and telephone regarding running plans through syndicate manager Henry Ponsonby

An interest in up to five horses with some of the leading jumps trainers, hospitality boxes at racecourses, private visits to the trainers’ yards, a special Cheltenham preview with a panel of experts held at Ditcheat each year, plus other equine-related days

Share in horses that compete at the highest level for a relatively small investment, access to the world’s leading trainers, stable visits including overnight stays, use of Highclere’s box at Newbury, catering on racedays, invite to the yearling parades with lunch in Highclere Castle

Who is it aimed at?

People who may not be able to own a horse outright or want shares in several horses to give them more chance of success

Jump racing enthusiasts

Racing enthusiasts from all walks of life, from experienced multiple owners to first timers

Best horses?

Oregon Trail (Arkle Trophy), Gatwick (Silver Bowl), Scots Grey (Fox Hunters’), The Betchworth Kid (Further Flight Stakes and Mallard H’cap), General Miller (Top Novices’ Hurdle), Captain Miller (Queen’s Prize)

Mysilv (Triumph Hurdle), Tricky Trickster (National Hunt Chase), Garde Champetre (Mersey Novices’ Hurdle), Royal Rosa (Punchestown Champion Bumper)

Harbinger (King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes), Petrushka (Irish Oaks, Yorkshire Oaks, Prix de l’Opera), Motivator (Derby, for the Royal Ascot Racing Club), Tamarisk (Sprint Cup), Lake Coniston (July Cup)

Horses to watch out for?

First Mohican, winner of his only start as a juvenile with Sir Henry Cecil, could be exciting when returning to the track

Watch this space!

Unraced two-year-olds Conserve and Telescope

Member of RSACA?




What does the small print say?

Major decisions, i.e. regarding sale or termination of syndicate, are decided if necessary by majority vote

All horses are sold annually without reserve at Doncaster in May. Net sales proceeds are divided between shareholders

HTR takes 10% from the sale of any horse which makes more than twice its purchase price

How do I find out more?

Web: E: Tel: 01488 638718 01638 663436 01488 669 166


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Team Valor


Middleham Park

Elite Racing Club

Kennet Valley











Buy, race, sell

A first-class ownership experience for enthusiastic groups of people for a fraction of the cost of sole ownership

To provide as much entertainment for our owners for the minimum outlay

Get entertainment through following 15 horses in training

The first syndicate of its kind to be launched in the UK in 1987; most yearlings are bought for under 40,000 guineas

Each horse has 8-15 partners

Between 15 and 20 owners in each syndicate (one horse per syndicate)

A maximum of 20 people per syndicate (generally one horse per syndicate)

We have 12,250 members

Usually 16 members

45 horses in the USA with Graham Motion, 12 horses in South Africa and a few in Europe with different trainers

25 horses between approximately seven trainers

Currently 73 horses in training and we are always looking to increase

15 horses and 11 trainers

Six horses in training split between Andrew Balding and Richard Hannon

The cost for each partner is based on a percentage of the initial cost, i.e. if a horse cost $400,000 and a person bought 5% they would pay $20,000. The annual cost to maintain a horse is $60,000 and each member pays a pro rata share of these expenses

Initial payment between £1,000 and £2,000, then a monthly all-inclusive fee of between £149 to £300. The only extra costs are Graded race entries and racing expenses abroad. All prize-money is split equally between the members

Horses that cost between four and six figures. The smallest share starts from £250. We ask for a up front payment to cover the purchase of the horse but then we charge only training fees

£185 for 12 months

First year cost of a yearling syndicate is between £5,750 and £8,500 for a 1/16th share, including purchase, training and management costs, payable in two instalments, the first on purchase and the second on March 31

Race top-class horses, visit training centres, guaranteed seats at the races

Each owner insured for public liability up to £10,000,000, a weekly newsletter, dedicated owners’ website, text and email alerts, entry and declaration bulletins, owners’ badges, hospitality and stable visits

Every owner receives a badge for every race their horse runs in, we organise frequent stable visits, information is provided on a regular basis and we have a ‘my stable’ section on our website

Entertainment involved in following 15 horses, a weekly newsletter, racecourse discounts, hospitality and stable visits

Open day at each trainer’s stable with lunch and champagne, a yearling parade held in October at Ardington House near Wantage followed by a champagne reception and lunch, a winter lunch held at the Oriental Club in London

Everybody, from newcomers to seasoned veterans

Anyone passionate about horseracing who wants a real taste of racehorse ownership

Everyone who has an interest in racing, whether they have recently discovered the sport or have followed it all their life

Horseracing enthusiasts, particularly those wishing to learn more about the sport

Mainly, but not exclusively, retirees

Animal Kingdom (Kentucky Derby), Gitano Hernando (Goodwood Stakes and International Cup), Irridescence (Queen Elizabeth II Cup), Ipi Tombe (Dubai Duty Free)

Deano’s Beeno (Long Walk Hurdle), Bouggler (Mersey Novices’ Hurdle), Edgardo Sol (Red Rum Handicap Chase), Ouzbeck (English Summer National)

Junior (Ascot Stakes, Kim Muir Chase), Beshabar (Scottish Grand National), Captain Dunne (Epsom Dash), Esentepe (Nell Gwyn Stakes), Penitent (bet365 Mile), Lily’s Angel (Empress Stakes)

Soviet Song (Sussex Stakes, Falmouth Stakes twice, Matron Stakes, Fillies’ Mile), Penzance (Triumph Hurdle)

Contract Law (Richmond Stakes), Gateman (Earl of Sefton Stakes, Diomed Stakes), Drumfire (Solario Stakes), Charles The Great (Weatherbys Super Sprint), Tullius (Royal Windsor Stakes)

Went The Day Well, Brujo de Olleros and Ebony Flyer

Wall Street Boss, a two-year-old son of Street Boss bought in America last year

Two-year-olds Annunciation, Ghost Runner, Red Refraction, Asgardella and The Codger

Dandino, trained by James Fanshawe

Daylight, an unraced two-yearold by Firebreak trained by Andrew Balding






Team Valor International receives 10% bonus of any sales profits

If a horse sells for more than its purchase price, Axom takes a 10% fee

Middleham Park Racing takes 5% of any sale fee

Membership is primarily an entertainment. It is not an investment opportunity

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Beyond the

FINISH LINE The racing industry-funded Retraining of Racehorses scheme has been a notable success, and many independent operations provide vital back-up to the official centres Words Pippa Cuckson


opportunity to have fun,” says Arbuthnot. RoR’s core funding comes from capital donated by Sheikh Mohammed and the estate of Paul Mellon, though with investment portfolios at an all-time low, RoR is increasingly reliant on the Racehorse Owners Association’s £1 levy on race-entry fees, which returned about £200,000 last year. Through other levies, there are tiny sums from jockeys, racecourses and foal registration fees. It has been impossible to extract a regular contribution from bookmakers, apart from the Tote, though Coral, SportingBet and Paddy Power have made donations. The four RoR-supported retraining centres – HEROS, The Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Trust, Moorcroft and Greatwood – are the global shop window and provide a safety net for the quirky or lame that might otherwise walk the sales treadmill in the hope of the meat-man prohibitive minimum bid. Centre proprietors and RoR HQ tend

to disagree how funding should be apportioned. About 4,000 horses need rehoming annually and the centres process barely 10% of that number while receiving nearly half the RoR budget. They would like more money but Arbuthnot insists RoR should prioritise incentives for the larger volume of horses that are acquired independently, many by first-time thoroughbred owners with the extra challenge of working in isolation. Trainer Jim Boyle’s lively Facebook page recently asked where followers had obtained their ex-racers; 119 came from trainers, 90 were bought and only 17 acquired from a RoR-funded centre. RoR incentives come in prize-money that is generous in equestrian terms. The RoR dedicated series covers every discipline, enabling weekend riders to compete at Royal Windsor and the Horse of the Year Show; 48 horses will contest the 2012 RoR showing final at Hickstead after a blizzard of spring qualifiers. This is a marathon class though Arbuthnot is loath to streamline it. “We don’t want to make it


William Fox-Pitt leads Britain’s eventing team for the Olympics and has won Burghley on ex-racehorse Parklane Hawk


mitation is the finest form of flattery and as Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) settles into its second decade, its pioneering rehoming scheme is spawning copycat initiatives abroad. Australia and Canada have picked up its module, Francois Doumen’s wife has a pilot scheme in France and the USA – previously locked into the ‘sanctuary’ concept – is introducing initiatives that promote second, active careers. Showing doyenne Katie Jerram recently observed that ex-racers are the new “musthave” in the fickle world of equestrianism, while RoR can be a victim of its own success, with retraining centres reporting a worrying increase in returns by hobby riders who simply couldn’t cope. So while the charity has a high profile, operations manager Di Arbuthnot runs it from her home with only part-time help, determined to manage a “tight ship”. Arbuthnot has to remain optimistic, secondguessing RoR’s next avenues of growth; in reality, most ex-racehorses will live out their 15 or 20 remaining years with amateurs of very modest ambitions. “The ‘pink jodhpur’ brigade will always be the larger market and it is our responsibility to provide support, education and the



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Di Arbuthnot, left, of RoR, which has a dedicated series covering every discipline

too difficult for people to get there; it’s all about providing a nice day,” she says. Second are the RoR annual bonuses, often around £5,000, for ex-racers successful under the rules of the British Equestrian Federation and other organised disciplines – dressage, eventing, showjumping, polo, endurance and showing. These have been

slower to take off but are gaining momentum. RoR also provides free advice, from Fred and Rowena Cook who compose three or four bespoke answers a day, and heavily subsidises regular workshops with leading equestrians. In 11 years of RoR, 6,500 horses have registered, probably not representative of the

Just how far can ex-racers go in another discipline? The technical demands of dressage and showjumping have developed beyond any possibility of a thoroughbred resurgence at Grand Prix level. But for the first time since 1996, when Ready Teddy triumphed in Atlanta, an ex-racehorse could win eventing gold at London 2012. Two standout horses of the global scene came out of training. Parklane Hawk, raced in New Zealand, won Burghley 2011 and Kentucky 2012, and is William Fox-Pitt’s reserve horse for the British squad at Greenwich next month; Neville Bardos, bought for $800 off the track and saved from a fatal barn fire last year, is the likely Olympic partner of the USA’s Boyd Martin. That an eventer’s racing background is still thought newsworthy in equestrianism demonstrates quite how far the thoroughbred went out of fashion. In the 1980s and 1990s, full or seveneighths New Zealand thoroughbreds were the hot ticket, after Mark Todd (riding Charisma), Blyth Tait (Messiah and Ready Teddy, who raced as Striking Back) and Vaughn Jefferis (Bounce) won six individual world and Olympic titles between them. But in 1992, Australia’s Matt Ryan won gold in searing temperatures at Barcelona with Kibah Tic Toc, proving that extravagantmoving warmbloods could be competitive in an endurance test while having the




true number in action. An estimated 300,000 riders compete in the weekend ‘unaffiliated’ sector, but records of what they are riding don’t exist. RoR strives to improve data collection, to understand more about second careers. Arbuthnot has had to become a marketeer through trial and error, and to embrace social networking. “Everything we do, whether it’s processing an entry, asking for feedback on Facebook, enquiring about insurance [there are special rates with SEIB] or simply encouraging people to tell us their story through the Heart awards, we make them register their horse,” she explains. “The important thing is that the industry is right behind this project. It was amazing foresight by Andrew Parker-Bowles to get RoR directly funded; this would be harder to achieve if we were setting it up now. “Jumping trainers are more switched onto it too. It is better public relations for a horse to go on and do something than to make £1,000 at the sales.” Arbuthnot adds: “I am very proud of RoR. We don’t necessarily need to get bigger; we must keep doing what we already do, but even better.”

Boyd Martin and ex-racer Neville Bardos, likely Olympic representatives for the USA

advantage in the dressage phase. By 2004, the redundancy of the blood horse was complete with the axing of the roads, tracks and steeplechase phases of crosscountry. Even Todd, who trained Bramble Rose to win the New Zealand Oaks during his seven-year sabbatical, selected a warmblood, Gandalf, for his eventing comeback in 2007. However, elite riders have become so skilled that course-designing trends have shifted again. We are now seeing the same

intensity of jumping effort over ten-minute rather than 11-minute cross-country tracks, with a marked increase in energy-sapping twists and turns. This has put the thoroughbred back in the driving seat. At Burghley 2011, there were barely 12 thoroughbreds in the 80-starter field, but they provided nine of the 21 clears around the optimum time. They included Dry Old Party, who ran seven times for Peter Winkworth, with young rider Tom McEwen.


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Findings of Weatherbys study • 7,590 thoroughbreds left the UK industry in 2006

• 209 were racing in Ireland & the Channel Islands

• 2,404 could not be traced • 852 were dead • 743 were point-to-pointing • 582 went into “sport or recreation” STUD PHOTOGRAPHY

(including polo)

• 1,446 retired to stud • 186 were sold at auction with no further records

• 1,168 were exported to race

(their subsequent whereabouts out of the study’s scope)

• Pippa Cuckson is equestrian correspondent of The Daily Telegraph. She had her first thoroughbred out of training in 1980 and her current riding horse is Admission (ex-Highclere Thoroughbred Racing), one of five racehorses in which she has owned shares.

William Fox-Pitt won the Luhmuhlen four-star with Argentine-raced Macchiato; Tina Cook (née Gifford) is the defending Olympic bronze medallist with racing-bred Miners Frolic; Pippa Funnell and Australia’s Clayton Fredericks have had four-star top placings with ex-racers Ensign and Poilu. British-based Australian Sam Griffiths won the 2010 RoR/South Essex Insurance Brokers eventing performance award with three-star eventer Danaan Prince, previously in training with Richard Hannon. Andrew Nicholson, another Kiwi with a strong racing background, won world individual bronze in 2010 with Spanish thoroughbred Nereo, his likely Greenwich partner. Kilpatrick River, who raced 22 times, is an Irish team regular with Elizabeth Power, sister of Grand National-winning jockey Robbie, and won the 2009 RoR award. “I’ve grown up with thoroughbreds, of course, but I like them because they go off the leg more, and they carry you across country,” says Power. “You can buy a beautiful, nice jumping horse that is not good enough for racing for much better value than a partbred that has won one of these young event horse classes – either way, you’re not going to know what you’ve got until they are eight or nine. You’d also be surprised how much their dressage paces can improve once they’ve found their new balance.”


Constantin van Rijckevorsel gives a retraining demo organised by Pippa Boyle

Trainers taking the initiative Trainers are doing it for themselves, says Pippa Boyle, who has rehomed nearly 100 horses in training with her husband, Jim, since he set up in Epsom ten years ago. Their Facebook page, Jim Boyle’s Ex-Racers, is testament to their success, though it is a fulltime job for Pippa. “Everyone wants them now and unfortunately it’s become a way to make a quick buck,” she cautions. “I seem to get a million emails. I decide who seems sensible and make a shortlist. It’s all about feeling assured that the new owner has the right support network. “We sometimes gift a horse if it has a home for life, but if someone cannot afford to buy it for a modest amount, how can they afford to keep it or pay for the right sort of [equestrian] training?” The Boyles have a working relationship with Belgian eventer Constantin ‘Tintin’ van Rijckevorsel, tenth at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games with ex-racer Withcote Nellie. “Tintin hates the label ‘ex-racehorse’ and the anxiety this can create when new owners get unwanted advice from people who don’t know what they are talking about,” says Boyle. “He treats them like any other young horse.” It’s not just trainers taking the initiative. Sheikh Mohammed has set up a retraining centre just outside Newmarket called Darley Rehoming. After an initial retraining period, horses are matched with a potential new owner and sent out on a three-month trial period, after which the horse can be purchased for £100 with a non-racing agreement if both parties are satisfied. Tanya Bridgeman has been retraining racehorses for eventing for 20 years, obtaining them “largely direct from the more caring owners.” If the horse does not take to

cross-country, he can fall back on other phases, Suddenly Secure (ex-Mick Channon) being one successfully diverted to dressage. She estimates it takes six to eight months to re-educate the muscles. “These are not horses easily pulled into the ‘outline’ competition riders expect,” she says. “You also need to put the time into things like improving their feet, as they don’t often come out of training with a matching pair.” Tanya starts many of hers in the popular Burghley young event horse series. She says warmbloods often prevail in these arenabased starter classes, where dressage is overly-influential, but the thoroughbreds they once beat often are more successful two or three years later in the real thing. Fred and Rowena Cook have run a wellregarded centre since 1989, offering remedial help for those already riding an ex-racer. Rowena says the digital age is a mixed blessing, with potentially dangerous advice offered on a plethora of internet chatrooms; RoR axed its online forum for that reason. “For the average riding person they are so versatile and fit the bill,” she says. “But owners disposing of horses, and the future rider, need to understand the life he used to have, and how huge the change will be. “Even in the very best yards, horses become institutionalised and it’s only once they’ve moved that they will show quirky mannerisms they didn’t have before. That’s when they tend to change hands quickly a second time, compounding the problem. “Livery yards are noisy, with no afternoon shutdown. And you can’t flog a thoroughbred on a 20-metre circle hoping he will engage straight away. You have to work on moving the propulsion towards the back end into your hacks out.”


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CONQUEST Wiltshire’s Norman Court Stud was renowned as a nursery for top-class horses and is enjoying a revival of fortunes under the ownership of Patrick and Tania Trant Words Emma Berry • Photos George Selwyn


ebate will rage through the remainder of the Flat season as to whether or not Camelot should be aimed at the St Leger. Those praying that he will attempt to become the first Triple Crown winner since Nijinsky will point to the success of first-season sire Sixties Icon as one of many reasons why it will do the colt no harm in his future career. Sixties Icon, who won the St Leger in 2006, was certainly bred to be a Classic winner, being a first-crop son of Derby winner Galileo out of the Oaks winner Love Divine. To the commercial breeding world, however, he not only committed the sin of winning the world’s oldest and now muchdenigrated Classic, but he remained in training at four and five, adding the Jockey Club Stakes and three

more Group 3 contests over 12 and 13 furlongs to his CV. While such longevity should only enhance the appeal of a topdrawer pedigree for those wishing to breed durable racehorses, many with the sales ring in mind struck a line through him as a stallion prospect, imagining he would be a source of later-maturing staying types rather than sharp two-year-olds. “The industry had a view of him as a St Leger winner but I loved his bloodlines and when I saw the videos of his races, I was very impressed with his turn of foot,” says Patrick Trant, who bought Norman Court Stud from his old friend Mick Channon in 2007 and pinpointed Sixties Icon as a future addition to the farm’s stallion roster the following year. “Yes, he was a stayer but he had

speed and that was backed up by Frankie Dettori, who said he was one of the easiest Classic winners he’s ever ridden. So we took a gamble on that at the time and it looks as though it’s working out. The success to date is wonderful, better than we could ever have imagined.” From being given a quote of 250-1 to be leading first-season sire back in March, Sixties Icon has caught many by surprise by being not only the second freshman

“We’re proud of

what we’ve done here so far but we know the journey must continue” after another son of Galileo, New Approach, to record a winner this year, when Vanessa got off the mark at Musselburgh on April 8, but by sustaining that early lead with another five winners, including his first stakes winner Chilworth Icon. Even more pleasing for the team at Norman Court Stud is that they bred Chilworth Icon and co-bred Vanessa with Mick Channon. The role the trainer has played in the early

Patrick and Tania Trant have tasted Classic success as the breeders of Samitar


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Exciting first-season sire Sixties Icon with stallion man Robert Fishwick

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NORMAN COURT STUD Right: Chilworth Icon (yellow cap) scores a memorable win for his sire on Derby day Below: Stud Manager Stewart Bevan grew up with a trainer for a father and has worked on studs since the age of 16


success of Sixties Icon cannot be understated. His West Ilsley stable has been responsible for eight of the stallion’s ten runners to date, Chilworth Icon and the Listed-placed Effie B among them, and sent out four for the Chesham Stakes, including runner-up Cruck Realta. Speaking after Chilworth Icon’s Woodcote Stakes victory on Derby day, Channon said: “It’s an unbelievable story for Sixties Icon. People say I’ve been getting on with his two-year-olds but I can’t make the horses win. If they didn’t have the ability they wouldn’t be doing this.” With Channon a non-executive director at the stud, he, along with the Trants and Stud Manager Stewart Bevan, is closely involved with the matings for the band of around 35 mares, which include a number of his own and those owned in partnership with the stud. Patrick Trant says: “We did look at mares that had produced early types to send to Sixties. But if you look at Vanessa, for example, I wouldn't have said that she had a particularly precocious pedigree but I think that’s come from the stallion. He wasn’t like a normal Leger horse. “His offspring are definitely improving for their first run. It’s exciting to see how they’ve come on. How far can Sixties Icon go? Well, we’re shooting for the stars.” The Trants’ hopes don’t end with Sixties Icon’s runners as they have also enjoyed notable success this season as the breeders of Irish 1,000 Guineas heroine Samitar and Prix de Sandringham winner Laugh Out Loud, and the pair, also both trained by Channon, gave the couple a thrill on the Friday of Royal Ascot when lining up against each other for the


Coronation Stakes, in which they finished fourth and sixth. “It’s Trant v Trant,” says Tania. “Patrick bought Samitar’s dam and I bought Laugh Out Loud’s dam.” The fillies are both the produce of two relatively inexpensive mares. Laugh Out Loud’s dam Funny Girl, a beautiful dark brown daughter of Darshaan, was selected by Tania for just 12,000gns at Tattersalls in 2006, while Aileen’s Gift, the dam of Samitar, had been signed for by Gill Richardson at Goffs a year earlier for €17,000. The unraced daughter of Rainbow Quest was carrying Nijoom Dubai at the time and she would go on to be the first of the mare’s two Albany Stakes winners. Patrick says: “Tania’s done very well with buying the mares. Mick and I will get involved with the sales strategy and decide what’s going

to be sold. But the mares and purchasing are very much down to Tania.” With thoughts already turning to the forthcoming yearling sales, the stud’s other young stallion Winker Watson will be put to the test when members of his first crop are offered this autumn. “In 2010 we gave Winker Watson a good selection of mares to get him started; we had to support him with numbers like we did with Sixties Icon,” says Patrick. The son of Piccolo’s debutants include half-siblings to Chilworth Icon, Effie B and Queen Mary Stakes winner Ceiling Kitty, who is owned and bred by Andrew Black, who raced Winker Watson and has retained a quarter share in him at stud. “His progeny look promising and his first yearlings go to the sales this year, so it’s a really exciting time here at the moment. With Sixties Icon we couldn’t wait for his first runners and I can’t wait until April or May next year when we see the first Winker Watsons out.” Tania is also rightly proud that two of their Sixties Icon colts, including a half-brother to Samitar, have been selected for October Book 1. She says: “His numbers will fall slightly in the next few years – he covered 52 mares in his first book, then 37, and 29 last year. But we’ve had 75 booked to him this season, which we’re

Robyn Apperley leads Laugh Out Loud’s dam Funny Girl and her Winker Watson foal


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Tania Trant with prize broodmare Aileen’s Gift, the dam of Samitar and Nijoom Dubai

absolutely delighted with. It’s rare that a breeder comes to see him and doesn’t book a mare to him. He’s very good-looking and sells himself.” Having bought the stud just before the recession hit, one way in which the Trants have been pro-active in trying to encourage breeders and owners to take an interest in their stock is by holding stallion, foal and yearling parades. “It was like the whole world collapsed on us in 2008 but one advantage we did have was that we didn’t go into it on borrowed money,” says Patrick, whose surname provides the title for his Southampton-based construction and

engineering firm. He sold his interests in the casino industry to buy the stud. “I run a business that turns over £100 million, so I know how important it is to build team spirit. I think we’ve got a great team here now. We brought in Stewart Bevan as manager and he’s very experienced in the stud world, and we have Tina Dawson helping with the nominations. The place is very relaxed – people work hard but there’s a good atmosphere. “There are other studs around here but not to the density you find in Newmarket. We now have local syndicates that come to us and we

give them private viewings of foals and yearlings, and they have bought from us without even going to the sales. “The 7Rus syndicate, which includes my brothers and friends, has been going only two years but last year they had Chilworth Lad, who ended up rated 112. Next they bought Chilworth Icon. They are all local people and they didn't want to go to the sales but they love coming here to see the horses.” While former amateur jockey-turnedeventer Tania is obviously the more hands-on member of the partnership when it comes to day-to-day dealings with the horses, there’s no mistaking the passion her husband has for the world of racing and breeding. “Any business plan you draw up is a bit tongue-in-cheek when it comes to horses,” he says with a glint in his eye as he outlines plans for the historic stud, which has been the birthplace of such great horses as Colorspin, Manado and Phil Bull’s Romulus. “We’ll be hoping to add a stallion to the books, probably next year, which gives us time to have a proper look. What will really determine it for me is how the progeny of Winker Watson are doing next summer. “We’re planning to invest in more broodmares and also to improve the offices here. We’re proud of what we’ve done so far but we know that the journey must continue. Our one objective is to make the place a success.” For the Trants, the business plan – along with the dream – is well and truly on track.

Friends united in business and pleasure A friendship that started in Mick Channon’s footballing days has developed into a thriving partnership over the last five years. “I was one of Mick’s first owners along with Peter Taplin so we go back to when he started out,” says Patrick Trant. “I’m a Southampton lad and I knew Mick when he was playing football there so we go back a long way.” Trant also has Channon to thank for introducing him to his wife, a former work rider at West Ilsley who also rode on the Flat as an amateur under her maiden name, Tania Dzieciolowska. They have now been married for eight years and have two young children. For Channon, the sale of Norman Court Stud, which had its named changed to Home Stud when owned by Jack Coggan during the second half of the 20th century, could not have worked out better. Not only did it pass to the ownership of friends, he was able to maintain his links with a place he has long held dear. “I’ve always loved the stud,” he admits. “I’ve known it from Jack Coggan’s day. There have been a lot of good horses bred there. Phil Bull kept his mares there and I can remember


Mick and Gill Channon after Laugh Out Loud’s Group 2 win at Chantilly

when the stud had the top price at Tattersalls of 57,000gns, so that is going back a bit. “It was a dream of mine to buy it but then I wanted to develop this place [West Ilsley] and Patrick was looking for a stud. Patrick’s my best mate and it was just fortunate that the situation arose.” Despite being at the helm of one of the

busiest racing yards in the country, Channon, whom Trant credits as having selected Sixties Icon as a suitable purchase, has had a long involvement as a breeder and keeps a keen eye on the stallion market. “I came into racing from the breeding side and I’ve been lucky to be involved with some good stallions, such as Fraam and Piccolo, from the early days,” he says. “Sixties Icon has such a good pedigree and he was a really good racehorse. I’ve always believed in him – he was the right price and he fitted the bill for Patrick. The success he’s had has all been from reasonably modest mares really. If his horses weren’t any good I’d soon let you know.” Modestly playing down his part in the success story, the trainer adds: “I’m just so chuffed for Patrick and Tania really. To have bred two fillies [Samitar and Laugh Out Loud] like that and for the stallion to be doing so well, with a stakes winner on Derby day, is just great. “We try to be commercial but we’re all friends really. I couldn’t be more delighted for them with the success they’ve had. They’ve worked hard and they deserve it.”


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Our bloodstock coverage this month includes:

• Sales Circuit: positive signs from early National Hunt store sales

– pages 54-57

Galileo’s boys vying to be leading freshman



The most touching image of the meeting, however, was the sight of the Queen standing at the entrance to the winner’s circle after the Diamond Jubilee Stakes as Black Caviar was warmed down following her 22nd consecutive victory. Sensing her presence, Peter Moody caught hold of the mare’s rein and guided her to be presented to the Queen. Whether this gesture was in breach of royal protocol or not was immaterial to the monarch, who looked just as delighted as every other fan of Black Caviar on the racecourse as she was allowed to stroke the winner’s nose.

Best of British


alileo’s reputation as a sire is hardly in need of a boost but it nevertheless continues to soar, with his credentials as a sire of sires strengthening as the season progresses. His sons New Approach and Sixties Icon currently fill the top two places in the firstseason sires’ table and what is particularly encouraging about this fact is that they are, among other achievements, a Derby winner and a St Leger winner. Each horse won eight races, with New Approach having been retired after his stellar Classic season and Sixties Icon, who was unraced at two, continuing to prove himself over three seasons and winning three consecutive Group races as a five-year-old. New Approach’s success at stud to date is no surprise. He was a top-class undefeated twoyear-old himself and was sent no fewer than 76 Group winners or Group producers among his first book of 136 mares covered at Dalham Hall Stud in 2009. Even with such a head start, being represented by three Royal Ascot stakes winners from his first crop – a feat which has not been achieved by another stallion since the start of the Pattern – is truly remarkable. Sixties Icon was set a stiffer task, with only 52 mares in his first book, but he has risen to the challenge and is the current leader numerically with a whopping 60% strike rate. His six individual winners include Woodcote Stakes winner Chilworth Icon, who was among four first-crop runners by the sire to line up for the Chesham Stakes. Sixties Icon’s fledgling career at Norman Court Stud is discussed more fully on pages 48-51. New Approach’s family was further enhanced when his close relation Was won the Oaks. Like the 2008 Derby winner, she was bred by Seamus Burns’s Lodge Park Stud. Burns was at Epsom to witness her victory and showed a decent turn of foot himself when sprinting from the stands as she crossed the line. To have produced winners of both Epsom Classics is enough to put the spring into the step of any breeder but it wasn’t long before another Lodge Park Stud graduate was gracing the winner’s enclosure as Burns is also the breeder of Tha’Ir, who brought up New Approach’s Royal Ascot hat-trick in the

Tha’Ir becomes the third Royal Ascot stakes winner for his sire New Approach

Chesham, leading home the offspring of two other freshman sires, the places being filled by Cruck Realta (Sixties Icon) and the filly Lovely Pass, a green but highly talented first winner for Raven’s Pass.

Flying the flag With the Diamond Jubilee celebrations starting officially at Epsom on Derby Day and the fervent flag-waving having continued right through one of the most superb Royal Ascot meetings in living memory, there were plenty of reasons to feel proud that Her Majesty the Queen has such an enduring love of the turf, with that association acting as a spotlight trained on the biggest days of our sport. A royal victory was duly delivered by Estimate, bred not by the Queen but by another of racing’s longest-serving and most successful owner/breeders, the Aga Khan. The Queen, as patron of the TBA, could take pleasure in a long list of British-bred winners at her home meeting, including Frankel, Joviality, Hototo, Reckless Abandon, Fast Or Free, Fennell Bay, Fallen For You, Gatewood, Ceiling Kitty, Sea Moon and Camborne.

Immediately after we went to press on this issue, the TBA celebrated its biggest night of the year with the Shadwell-sponsored awards dinner at Tattersalls in recognition of achievements on the track in 2011 (Flat) and 2011/12 (National Hunt). Unsurprisingly, Frankel’s breeder Juddmonte Farms led the way, being named breeder of the year and also picking up a prize for stallion Oasis Dream, who was the leading British-based sire by earnings. Another remarkable homebred, Pivotal, gave Cheveley Park Stud its eighth Barleythorpe Stud Silver Cup for the sire with the highest number of individual winners, while the farm’s youngster Dutch Art was officially recognised as Britain’s leading first-season sire for 2011. At Ascot Sheikh Mohammed celebrated not only tremendous success for his stallion New Approach but also his seventh victory in the Gold Cup courtesy of Colour Vision. The sheikh’s reluctance to sell his dual Ascot Gold Cup hero Kayf Tara despite offers from the jumping ranks has resulted in the Overbury Stud resident becoming the leading British National Hunt sire of 2011/12, winning two categories at the TBA awards. Success for domestic breeders has been plentiful this season (see pages 70-71), and with the 2,000 Guineas and Derby winner Camelot carrying a GB suffix and Frankel’s domination showing no signs of abating, there will be plenty to celebrate at next year’s awards, especially as two exciting young first-crop British-based stallions have already given us a taste of bigger and better things to come.


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National Hunt stores and horses in training

Stores receive a boost after difficult years pointers, turned over £2,210,700 with five six-figure lots. Despite selling only 116 horses at its April and May auctions, the company grossed a significant £6,021,200 between the two fixtures. Meanwhile, there was only one six-figure form horse at Doncaster’s May sale. Expect competition for attractive lots to continue between the two companies. JP McManus bought the top lot at Doncaster and it would be no surprise to see some of the dearer horses race for Michael O’Leary. Demand from Irish buyers was notable at both Cheltenham and Doncaster, as well as Goffs.


Cheltenham May Sale

Mark Weeks, Alan King and Anthony Bromley compare catalogue notes at Doncaster

It’s been noted before in these pages that few market sectors took a greater recessioninduced knocking than National Hunt stores as prices tumbled after the heady peaks of 2007 and 2008. But positives can be taken ahead of the flagship Tattersalls Ireland Derby Sale, which gets under way after we go to press. Its two predecessors at Doncaster and Goffs bounced back from disappointing 2011 renewals to post a set of solid returns. British trainers are not buying stores in great numbers but there was a good variety shopping at Doncaster, while domestic purchasers dominated trade at Goffs. Many Irish point-to-point vendors have had good results selling both privately and at auction in recent months but, with current exchange rates, the most attractive situation to them is selling in sterling and restocking with stores bought in euros. Anybody reading adverts and flyers ahead of the May sales held at Cheltenham and Doncaster will have seen that there is a healthy competition for form horses between sales companies Brightwells and DBS, and the former continues to make


inroads into the marketplace. Brightwells’ fourth May sale at Cheltenham, dominated by Irish point-to-

As is customary, Irish-trained horses dominated Brightwells’ May Cheltenham Sale but, perhaps less predictably, many of the dearest lots headed back across the Irish Sea to continue their racing careers, rather than being snapped up by the big British investors. It would be no surprise to see at least a couple of the more expensive offerings race for one of Ireland’s prominent owners and the £155,000 top lot, Road To Riches, was bought by Mags O’Toole to join Noel Meade. The five-year-old was an eight-length point-to-point winner at Sligo for trainer

Cheltenham May Sale Top lots Name/Age/Sex/Sire


Road To Riches (5g Gamut)

Mount Brown Stables

Price (£) 155,000

Buyer Matzak Holdings

Mullaghanoe River (4g Beneficial)

Lingstown Stables


Mags O’Toole

Clondaw Court (5g Court Cave)

Milestone Stables


Harold Kirk/Willie Mullins

Bonisland (4g Heron Island)

Monbeg Stables


Gordon Elliott Racing

Ardobe Abbey (5g Oscar)

Fattheen House Stables


Richard Lee

Ballymacahillcross (4g Presenting)

Coogan Stables


Evan Williams

Blackwater King (4g Beneficial)

Avondale Stables


Donald McCain

Two Rockers (5g Milan)

Ballydaragh Stables


Highflyer/Alan King

Turnandgo (4g Morozov)

Joshua Ryan


Mags O’Toole

Bold Revenge (4g Oscar)

Bernice Stables


Gordon Elliott Racing

Four-year tale Year




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Median (£) 23,500


























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DBS Stores Sale


Top lots

Goffs agent Gerry Hogan

Martin Cullinane 12 days before the sale. O’Toole also paid £125,000 for a winner at Sligo the same day, Bonisland, who is joining Gordon Elliott, while another heading to Meade’s County Meath stable is the £135,000 pointing winner Mullaghanoe River. He will race for owners Paul and Patricia Hunt, buyers of Monksland – similarly a son of Beneficial – at the sale 12 months earlier. This sale, started in 2009, has played second fiddle to the company’s April fixture but this fourth renewal was much the best so far with five six-figure lots. There were fewer second-tier horses this year and the 2013 event is likely to be streamlined further with the less select animals diverted to Brightwells’ Ascot Derby Sale in early June.



3g King’s Theatre-Cresswell Native (Be My Native)

Distillery Stud

Price (£)


3g King’s Theatre- Karello Bay (Kahyasi)

Miss J H McKie/Goldford Stud


Colin Tizzard/Brocade

4g King’s Theatre-Sonnerschien (Be My Native)

Mrs J Day/Sandy Brow Stables


Bobby O’Ryan


Tom Malone/L Russell

3g Shirocco-Diamant Noir (Sir Harry Lewis)

Goldford Stud


Harry Fry/Paul Nicholls

3g King’s Theatre-Asura (Surumu)

Mickley Stud


K Tibbits

3g Presenting-Swaythe (Swain)

Goldford Stud


Blandford Bloodstock

3g Kayf Tara-Agnese (Abou Zouz)

Battlefield Stud


Mags O’Toole

3g Scorpion-Kilbarry Demon (Bob’s Return)

Tinryland Stables


Mags O’Toole

3f King’s Theatre- Belle Innocence (Turgeon)

Goldford Stud


Tom Malone

3g Tikkanen-Surfing France (Art Francais)

The Glebe House Stud


Blandford Bloodstock

Five-year tale Year



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DBS Horses In Training Sale Top lots Name/Age/Sex/Sire


Plan A (5g Le Vie Dei Colori)

Kitulla Stud

Price (£)

Solix (6g Al Namix)

Seven Barrows


Ian Williams Racing

Kruzhlinin (5g Sholokhov)

Million In Mind Partnership


Donald McCain


Buyer Frank Berry

Mossley (6g Old Vic)

Seven Barrows


Robbie Hennessy

Moyaliff (5g King’s Theatre)

Modreeny Stables


Highflyer Bloodstock

Goodtoknow (4g Presenting)

Church Farm Stables


Richard Lee

Definite Dream (5g Definite Article)

Drummona House


Evan Williams

Imjoeking (5g Amilynx)

Kiltannon House Stables


Tom Malone/Lucinda Russell

Gauvain (10g Sternkoenig)

Nick Williams Racing


Philip Hobbs

The Stout Italian (5g Milan)

Thorndale Farm


Aiden Murphy

Munificence (3g Bahamian Bounty)

Green Ridge Stables


Aiden Murphy

Fair Loch (4g Fair Mix)

Woodhayes Farm


Karl Burke

Five-year tale Year




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DBS Spring Sales

Sally Aston with Goldford Stud’s £50,000 Presenting three-year-old


Exactly 50 years and one week since Doncaster first held a May Sale, the company’s 2012 flagship jumping sale got under way and it has enjoyed a rollercoaster ride over the intervening half-century. The catalogue grew from 216 lots in the first year to a high of 1,125 offerings in 2008, but its 2012 book – numbering 603 lots including wildcard entries – was at

Median (£)

its smallest since 1993. Similarly, prices had rocketed through to the days when Garde Champetre made 530,000gns in 2003, and in every year from 2003 to 2010 at least one horse made 300,000gns or more. Traditionally it has been horses with form under Rules, often those in Million In Mind’s dispersals, rather than pointers that have made those prices at this event, but although there were plenty of buyers with money to



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SALES CIRCUIT another successful pinhook came via a threeyear-old out of the Listed bumper winner Karello Bay. Eventers Matt Wright and Jess McKie had bought him for £26,000 in January 2010 and resold him for £95,000 to Colin Tizzard, trainer of King’s Theatre’s son Cue Card, on behalf of Garth and Ann Broom’s Brocade Racing. Meanwhile, an Irish-based owner will race a £92,000 King’s Theatre gelding bought by Bobby O’Ryan and, at Paul Nicholls’s satellite yard, Harry Fry will oversee a £62,000 Shirocco three-year-old gelding bred by Dominic Burke’s Whitley Stud and sold by Goldford Stud.

Trendiest trainer prize for Rose Dobbin

>> spend, there was a slight paucity of star lots on offer this year. Indeed the highest price of £140,000, paid by JP McManus for handicapper Plan A, was the lowest for a Doncaster May sale-topper since 1999. He was the only form horse to make six figures. A part clear-out by Michael Buckley, owner of Finian’s Rainbow, saw Solix join Ian Williams after making £90,000 and Mossley head to trainer Robbie Hennessy when changing hands for £70,000. The pick of Million In Mind’s trio was German-bred Kruzhlinin, bought for £80,000 by Donald McCain for owner Paul Rooney. There was a shortage of star pointers and the dearest horse to have come straight from the amateur field was the five-year-old I’mjoeking, bought for £50,000 by Tom Malone to join Lucinda Russell. The figures might not totally suggest it but the sale’s store section had its strongest feel over the past three years and there was no doubting the commodity most in demand – the progeny of King’s Theatre. The late Ballylinch Stud sire enjoyed a great season and was responsible for four of the five dearest stores. Several went to those who had already enjoyed success with King’s Theatre, and Russell, trainer of the ill-fated Cheltenham Festival winner Brindisi Breeze, has taken charge of the £100,000 top lot. The three-year-old’s full-brother Prince Tom had made a winning chasing debut 24 hours after his sibling sold from Robert Robinson’s Dumfriesshire-based Distillery Stud. That gelding had cost €16,000 as a foal and


There were many positives to be taken from Ireland’s first store sale of 2012, the Goffs Land Rover fixture in early June, which returned much its best set of figures since the market’s pre-recession heyday in 2008. The €5,519,200 turnover rose by 39% on 2011, the €14,957 average was up 7% and perhaps most encouragingly at a sale that never boasts a great clearance rate, no fewer than 84% of those offered were officially sold. The top lot was a three-year-old Oscar halfbrother to the high-class mare Shirley Casper offered by breeder Bill O’Gorman and Anne Doyle from Galbertstown Stud. A client of Mags O’Toole paid €150,000 – a price that equalled the Goffs Land Rover record – for the gelding, who will join Gordon Elliott’s County Meath stable. O’Toole also bid €60,000 for a Milan threeyear-old who is set to go into training with



Goffs Land Rover Sale

Aiden Murphy patrols the sales yard

Co Kildare handler Conor O’Dwyer. There was a good pinhook from Norman Williamson’s Oak Tree Farm when a Flemensfirth three-year-old, who had cost €18,000 as a foal, was resold for €87,000 to agent Anna Ross, acting on behalf of an Irishbased client. The dearest lot heading to Britain was another Flemensfirth three-year-old offered from Oak Tree Farm, a €51,000 gelding bought by agent Gerry Hogan to join Emma Lavelle’s Hampshire stable.

Goffs Land Rover Sale Top lots Age/Sex/Breeding


3g Oscar-Glen Empress (Lancastrian)

Galbertstown Stud

Price (€) 150,000

Buyer Gordon Elliott Racing

3g Flemensfirth-Old Moon (Old Vic)

Oak Tree Farm


Kevin Ross Bloodstock

3g Milan-Cailin’s Perk (Executive Perk)

Castledillon Stud


Conor O’Dwyer Racing

3g Old Vic-Echo Creek (Strong Gale)

The Cedars Stables


Mouse Morris Racing

3g King’s Theatre-Springfield Gilda (Gildoran)

Egmont Stud


Denis Leahy

3g Oscar-Tree Oaks (Be My Native)

Landscape Stud


Michael Hyde

3g King’s Theatre-Foreign Estates (Be My Native)

Jamestown Consignment


John O’Byrne

3g Flemensfirth-Supreme Von Pres (Presenting)

Oak Tree Farm


G H Bloodstock

3g Scorpion-Tanit Lady (Presenting)

Abbey Stables


John O’Byrne

3g Beneficial-Bint Bladi (Garde Royale)

Roxborough Stud


G H Bloodstock

3g King’s Theatre-Forgotten Star (Don’t Forget Me) Rathmore Stud (Agent)


John Nallen

3g Shantou-Gan Ainm (Mujadil)


Mags O’Toole/Noel Meade

Liss House

Five-year tale Year



Clearance (%)

Agg (€)

Average (€)
































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Breeze-up sales Goresbridge Breeze-up Sale

Goresbridge Breeze-up Sale

Goresbridge’s biggest breeze-up sale yet produced an impressive 84% clearance rate and a top price of €100,000, paid by Stephen Hillen for a Haatef colt who had been bought in for just £5,000 as a yearling at Doncaster’s Premier Yearling Sale last year. Hillen’s purchase – bred by Theo Waddington and consigned by Grove Stud – has gone into training with Kevin Ryan, a trainer who has had a busy time at the 2012 breeze-ups. Hillen, again acting for Ryan, also bought the second dearest offering – a Niarchos family-bred son of Distorted Humor out of Tattersalls Gold Cup heroine Shiva, who made $7,000 as a yearling in America and €70,000 when reoffered from Willie Browne’s Mocklershill Stables. Although the sale’s €13,340 average was down by 8% on last year, the turnover reached a new high of €1,814,200, up 19% on the previous best in 2011.

Top lots Sex/Breeding


c Haatef-Penny Fan (Nomination)

Grove Stud

Price (€) 100,000

Buyer Stephen Hillen

c Distorted Humor-Shiva (Hector Protector)



Stephen Hillen

c Dutch Art-The Terrier (Foxhound)

Powerstown Stud


Gary Moore Racing

f Curlin-Reverently (Pulpit)



Anthony Stroud B/S

f Mount Nelson-Tia Mia (Dr Fong)

Grove Stud


Lars Kelp

c Elusive City-Very Nice (Daylami)

Brown Island Stables


David Redvers

c Medaglia D’Oro-Panacea (Lion Hearted)

Knockanglass Stables


Cesare Pieraccini

f Motivator-Stormy View (Cozzene)

Grove Stud


Mark Brisbourne

c Rock Of Gibraltar-Spring View (Fantastic Light)

Ballinahulla Stables


Pat Flynn

Five-year tale Year




Clearance (%)

Agg (€)

Average (€)




































BBAG Breeze-up Sale Top lots Sex/Breeding


Price (€)


f Montjeu-Guarded (Eagle Eyed)

MM Racing


Tina Rau Bloodstock

f Big Shuffle-Rakayeb (Gone West)



Andreas Lowe

f Distant Music-Lots Of Love (Java Gold)

H Gartner


Ronald Rauscher

f Duke Of Marmalade-Spirit Of South (Giant’s Causeway)

Bansha House Stables


Gestüt Brümmerhof

c Oasis Dream-Vivianna (Indian Ridge)

Bansha House Stables


Peter Doyle

f Soldier Hollow-Lakme (Surumu)

Gestut Rheinberg


Mirec Rulec

Comparative figures Year



Clearance (%)

Agg (€)

Average (€)














BBAG Breeze-up Sale

Tina Rau signed for the BBAG top lot


After a top price of just €28,000 in 2011, five lots surpassed that sum at this year’s Baden-Baden Breeze-up sale, headed by a €70,000 Montjeu filly. Agent Tina Rau signed for the Frenchbred, already named Ginx Johnson, who was offered by consignor Markus Munch. Trade was dominated by fillies, who filled the four top slots, with the second dearest two-year-old of the sale being a filly from the final crop of Germany’s former champion sire Big Shuffle, who died in 2009 at the age of 25.

She was sold to trainer Andreas Lowe for €58,000, while Ronald Rauscher, buying on behalf of Australian clients, paid €38,000 for a Distant Music half-sister to the German-bred Melbourne Cup third-place finisher Lucas Cranach. Almost 65% of those offered changed hands, an improvement on the 2011 figure of 56.8%. Con Marnane’s Bansha House Stables ended the sale as leading vendor, selling a Duke Of Marmalade filly for €36,000 and an Oasis Dream colt for €32,000, each of whom had failed to find a buyer at the Arqana and Craven breeze-ups respectively.


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01223 559352 |

Nr Lingfield | Surrey

For sale

8.344 hectares (20.62 acres) | The ultimate competition and training establishment ■ ■ ■ ■

Principal house with annexe and leisure complex Olympic sized indoor school with seating for 800, gallery and sound system Three outdoor arenas (all Olympic sized). Three show jumping arenas 80 boxes. Wash-down bays. Solariums. Oak tack rooms. Isolation unit

Contact: Gemma Burtt | t 01223 559352 | e

■ ■ ■ ■

All weather canter track. Horse walker. Indoor and outdoor lunging arenas Corporate and hospitality facilities. Bistro. Rider's Bar. Retail Tack Shop Post and rail paddocks all with water Extensive staff accomodation

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Newmarket | Suffolk

For Sale as a whole

Approximately 47 hectares (116 acres) | A superb estate set in the absolute privacy of its own parkland with a fine principal house ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

Grade II Listed eight bedroom house set in parkland Old staff quarters currently used as company headquarters Three cottages and two converted former stables Stud yard with 24 boxes and two staff flats Competition yard with 22 boxes and three staff flats

■ ■ ■ ■

Indoor arena with boardroom, three studio apartments and viewing gallery Showjumping arena and outdoor arena Four furlong all-weather canter Extensive paddocks and parkland

Contact: Gemma Burtt | t 01223 559352 | e or Savills: William Duckworth-Chad | t 0207 016 3780 | e

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ROA FORUM The special section for ROA members

New charity provides foundation to build on Richard Wayman says the Racing Foundation will deliver the investment our sport needs Although the sale of the Tote was disappointing in many ways, there is some positive news to report with the appointment by the Horsemen’s Group, BHA and RCA of the first Chairman and Trustees of the Racing Foundation. This is the charity established for the purpose of overseeing the distribution of funds from the sale to charitable causes within the racing industry. After the Tote had been acquired by Betfred, it was confirmed that half of the net proceeds, equating to approximately £90 million, would be transferred to racing. In March, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) announced that the money would be delivered to the sport through two channels, a new charity, the Racing Foundation, and a non-charitable grant scheme. The latter is to be administered by the BHA and will be able to make use of an agreed share of the proceeds under the exemptions provided for within European State Aid regulations. The charity has appointed an impressive

Board of Trustees, being chaired by Roger Weatherby, Chief Executive of Weatherbys Bank and the former Chairman of Racing Welfare, and also comprising Kirsten Rausing, Sir Ian Good and Michael Harris. Michael, who needs no introduction to ROA members having recently retired as Chief Executive after 14 years in the position, said: “I’m delighted to retain links with the racing industry through this charity after my years with the ROA.

“It is essential the Tote

sale proceeds are not squandered but used to create a legacy” “I was, of course, deeply saddened by the fact that the Tote did not pass into racing’s ownership. The subject of Tote privatisation occupied a lot of my time at the ROA, as it did a number of Council members. “However, British racing is at least going to see some benefit from the proceeds and I am

pleased that I shall be playing a part in how this money will be used to help people who are involved in the industry.” The Racing Foundation has already received approximately £10 million in funding from DCMS and the department has committed to release a further £10m of the sale proceeds per annum for the next three years, to be allocated between the charity and the grant scheme, with a further sum of approximately £50m to be made available to racing in future years. As the Racing Foundation will be receiving significant sums of money within a relatively short period, an essential objective for the trustees will be to build an endowment that provides the sport with a sustainable longterm income stream for its good causes. In the meantime, the foundation will be supporting individual projects and charitable causes using the interest generated from the received funds. This prudent approach is welcomed as it is essential that these proceeds are not squandered but, rather, are used to create a legacy so that in the years to come, the racing industry can look back at the sale of the Tote in the knowledge that it made the best possible use of the poor hand that it was dealt.

Are YOU attending the AGM on July 10?


available for the members’ and guests’ lunch which takes place after the formal business of the AGM and includes a champagne reception. This is a very popular industry event and guests will be entertained by wellknown actor Nathaniel Parker, who is set to ride in a charity race at Newmarket on August 18 (see page 75). Tickets are priced at £85 per person, with tables of ten £750. Bookings can be made by calling the ROA on 020 7152 0200 or online at The ROA’s Annual Report has been published and mailed to members. It is available in a pdf version on the ROA website.

Nathaniel Parker, star of stage and screen, will deliver the after-lunch speech on July 10


Members are positively encouraged to attend the Annual General Meeting, which will be held on the morning of Tuesday, July 10 at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in Knightsbridge, London. The AGM always provides a healthy debate on a wide range of racing topics and we strive to have a good attendance from members. The session starts at 10.15am and refreshments will be served from 10am. The results of the ROA Council election will be announced during the AGM, which will be rounded off with an Owners’ Forum – a question and answer session where members can put questions to the Council on any ownership-related matters. We would welcome questions from any of our members who are unable to attend the AGM in person, which we can then read out on the day. Please email the ROA with the subject ‘AGM question’ to A few places are still


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Frankel was scintillating on last year’s Champions’ Day – don’t miss the opportunity to watch him perform at Ascot in October

Exclusive Champions’ Day package for ROA members The ROA and Ascot racecourse have teamed up to offer ROA members a fabulous facility for QIPCO British Champions’ Day on Saturday, October 20. British Champions’ Day is the richest day in British racing, with £3 million in prize-money on offer. This day is the culmination of the QIPCO

British Champions’ Series, featuring the final races in each of the series categories (stayer, sprinter, filly & mare, miler and older horse). Last year’s inaugural British Champions’ Day was an unforgettable occasion, with Frankel’s scintillating victory in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes. Cirrus Des Aigles, Fame And Glory, Deacon Blues and Dancing Rain all

secured wins to round off the season in magnificent style. The ROA’s private facility is in a stunning location on the third floor of the grandstand. The triple size box is ideally positioned for viewing, overlooking the course and winning post.  A bespoke hospitality package has been tailored, offering members an excellent day’s racing in luxurious surroundings. The special ROA package comprises:

• Access to the private box for

dining and viewing in a stunning location on the third floor

• Premier admission box badge • One car park label per couple • Morning coffee and biscuits • Three course buffet luncheon • Complimentary house wines, Heineken lager, Bulmer’s cider, Ascot Ale & soft drinks throughout the day

• Afternoon tea • Racecards • Racing papers

The fantastic offer includes a three-course lunch in a private box in the grandstand


The box is well appointed with its own bar, balcony flat screen TVs, cloakrooms and Tote betting facilities located nearby. The special price for this package for ROA members and their guests is £295 per person. The box accommodates 60 people and guests will be seated on shared tables of ten. Bookings can be made online in the Events section at or by calling the ROA on 020 7152 0200.


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Horsemen’s Group Bonus victors We are very pleased to report that of the first 26 Horsemen’s Group Bonus races to be run, all the winning owners have qualified for their owner’s share of the £5,000 bonus. As a result, the sum of £125,000 has been distributed in the first two months of the scheme’s operation among qualified winning connections. The owner’s share of the bonus amounts to 70%, after the distribution of a bonus of £500 to

an eligible winning breeder. To win the owner’s bonus, the successful owner must be a member of the ROA. For horses in joint ownership, 51% or more of the winning horse must be owned by members of the ROA, whilst for horses owned by racing partnerships, 51% or more of the nominated partners must be members of the ROA. Details of upcoming bonus races are listed on the ROA website at

Bonus winners DATE




Apr 18



Reddam Racing LLC

Apr 18


Smart Step

Mr S. R. Counsell

Apr 18


Captain Sharpe

Bluebirds Racing

Apr 25


Jane Lachatte

Mr S. P. Tindall

Apr 26



Mr T. G. Leslie

Apr 27


Pearl Blue

Archangels 2

Apr 27


Long Awaited

Peter Jones & Harrowgate Bloodstock Ltd

May 2


Great Shot

Jeff Smith

May 2

Musselburgh Bradbury

Clarendon Thoroughbred Racing

May 10 Wincanton


Mr M A Sherwood

May 11 Hamilton

Fourth Generation

Mr M Wane, Mrs B Boanson & Miss S Haynes

May 11 Salisbury


Highclere Thoroughbred Racing

May 17 Salisbury


Mr Denis Barry

May 17 Ludlow

Hills Of Aran

Mr K Goldsworthy, Mr Cliff Johnson & Mr Craig Johnson

May 18 Newbury

Lady Rosamunde

Mr A & Mrs V Pakenham

May 23 Lingfield


Tapestry Partnership

May 24 Haydock


Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum

May 30 Folkestone

Maria Montez

Mr John M. Cole & Mr J. W. Hills

May 31 Ayr


Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum

Jun 1


Dark Dune

Miss Betty Duxbury & Habton Farms

Jun 6



H G Racing

Jun 6


Pearl Ice

Mr Laurence O’Kane & Mr Paul A. Murphy

Jun 7



Mrs E. M. Haydn Jones

Jun 7


Signed Up

K Abdulla

Jun 14



Abdullah Saeed Belhab

Jun 15


Jolly Roger

Jason Tucker

In Brief Owners’ costs and VAT Owners are reminded that travel costs they incur when their horse is declared to run, and when visiting the horse at the trainer’s stable, are all activities where VAT may be recoverable under the VAT Scheme. This also applies for reasonable costs of refreshments and meals (not including entertainment of others) associated to visits and when racing with a runner, and when travelling to buy or sell horses. This is especially relevant for owners who are travelling some distance to watch their horse race where they may be booking a night’s overnight accommodation in a hotel. All claims to recover VAT must be supported by a VAT invoice. There is further guidance on admissible heads of expenditure, including aspects such as the purchase of additional badges for partnerships, and apportionment for mobile phone use, on the ROA website, and in A Guide to the VAT Scheme, downloadable from the BHA website at Owners looking to obtain sponsorship can apply to join the ROA owner sponsorship scheme, which provides sponsorship for 12 months. The next scheme begins on July 1. Application forms can be downloaded from the ROA website. Alternatively, contact Keely Brewer in the ROA office on 020 7152 0200 or email

Internet banking Owners with a full Weatherbys Bank account can register for Weatherbys internet banking, allowing 24-hour access to accounts. To register call 01933 304777 or to try the online demo visit

Racecourse guide The RCA has updated its Owner’s Guide to Racecourses, which offers helpful information on facilities for owners with runners, badge allocations, directions and contact information. It can be accessed via the ROA website at

Competition winners at home and abroad ROA member Graham Bromley from Derbyshire was the winner of the website competition prize of a trip for two people to Coolmore Stud and the Irish Guineas on May 24-27, the long-weekend break operated by Horse Racing Abroad. Mr Bromley and his wife enjoyed a full schedule during the three-night tour, comprising racing at the Curragh, tours of


Coolmore Stud and Kildangan Stud, as well as a special visit to Ballydoyle. Mr Bromley said: “We greatly enjoyed the trip and had a very good time. The unexpected visit to Ballydoyle was a particular highlight and we met Aidan O’Brien at the Curragh when we were racing on the Saturday. “The arrangements made by Horse Racing Abroad ensured that everything went smoothly

and we had a memorable weekend.” Mr Bromley has a horse in training, Irish Boy, trained by Paul Midgely, who won three times last season. The winner of the latest website competition, to win lunch for two people on Coral-Eclipse day in the Royal Box at Sandown on July 7, is Peter High from Berkshire. THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER

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Diary dates and reminders JULY 4 Weatherbys visit This year’s tour is now full, but another day will be planned for next year, so do let us know if you would be interested in joining a future visit.

JULY 10 ROA AGM The AGM will be held on the morning of Tuesday, July 10 at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower hotel, London. The formal business will be followed by a lunch for members and guests.

JULY 31-AUGUST 4 Glorious Goodwood The ROA provides a special service for members to order admission badges for the Richmond Enclosure at Glorious Goodwood.

Stone Of Folca after his appropriate win at Folkestone – Helen Williams is far right

Stone Of Folca’s victory in the Dash at Epsom on Derby day was not just world record-rapid but very well timed, for it was just a fortnight before trainer John Best’s annual open day. The four-year-old stopped the clock at 53.69secs, the fastest electronically timed five furlongs ever and just outside the hand-timed course record set by Indigenous in 1960. Stone Of Folca carries the colours of the Folkestone Racecourse Owners Group, one of 18 partnerships Helen Williams is involved in, as both manager and shareholder. “He didn’t run at Folkestone until April 2011 but the group didn’t mind that, as he has taken us to Royal Ascot, York and Goodwood,” says Williams. “He had a tough year at three, when for various reasons he didn’t perform, but he was gelded over the winter and the Dash was his first run this season. “We had a long discussion about gelding him, but I believe we did the right thing. It’s amazing to have a world-record holder and we had a TV crew round recently. He knows he won the other day; you should see him strutting round the yard in his rug!” Sometimes connections claim not to be surprised by a 50-1 winner, but the Dash was not such an occasion. Williams explains: “We had a meeting prior to the race. John told everyone he could not win or be placed from his draw (two) and reeled off all these stats – that made his win even more special. “I’m so pleased for the horse, and thrilled for THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER

the owners, especially those who chose to stick with him; understandably some chose to leave before this season. “The group has experienced the ups and downs of racing. There are 120 shares in him and about 60 owners. I am the racing manager, and both myself and John have shares – we essentially carry the risk.” Born in Cambridge, and brought up just outside Newmarket, Williams was ladies novice champion point-to-point rider in the south-east in 2006, and it was through point-to-pointing that she met Best.

“It’s amazing to have

a world-record holder and we had a TV crew round recently” “I started running racing partnerships parttime but am now full-time and we’ve our own website,,” says Williams. “Shares are from £500 to £100,000, so we have lots of different levels. I also work at Folkestone and Lingfield – Lingfield has its own owners’ group and every horse both groups have had has won or been placed – and look after winning connections.”  Williams is therefore well placed to judge how owners are treated. Encouragingly she has

OCTOBER 20 QIPCO British Champions’ Day ROA members can book places in a private box in the Grandstand, with a specially tailored hospitality package including catering and drinks. See details previous page.

DECEMBER 6 ROA Horseracing Awards A special date for the diary. The year’s top racehorses and their owners, as voted for by members, are honoured in a glittering ceremony at the London Hilton.

yet to visit a track she would never return to. “Some are better than others but on the whole my experiences have been really good,” she says. “I’m fully committed to the ROA and try to get as many of our members to join them as possible. They do lots of good work.” That even those with a very small share in a horse get lots out of it through Williams’s groups is key to taking the business forward, and Williams is “very excited” about the pending launch of a smaller version of Hucking Horses, the first syndicate she started. That is something for the autumn, as is Stone Of Folca, for depending on how the rest of the summer pans out – he followed his run in the Dash by finishing down the field in the Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot – the Abbaye could be a target. Best, whose “personality, ability and honesty” is highly praised by Williams, has also mentioned Singapore and Hong Kong, to whet the appetite. “We are having a great time and you can dream,” she adds.


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Flat Racecourse League Table

Figures for period June 1, 2011 to May 31, 2012

Ptn Racecourse


Avg racecourse spend per fixture (£)

Avg HBLB spend per fixture (£)

Avg owner spend per fixture (£)

Avg prizemoney per fixture (£)

Total no. of fixtures 2011-2012

Total prize-money 2011-2012 (£)

Avg racecourse spend per fixture 2010-2011 (£)

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

I I JCR JCR I I Arena I JCR I JCR I I Northern I Northern I I I JCR Northern JCR JCR I I JCR Arena Northern Arena I Northern I Arena Arena Arena Northern

350,539 153,294 103,584 92,817 79,590 65,292 60,816 45,009 44,834 34,695 32,837 27,740 26,573 26,327 25,041 24,724 22,547 20,244 19,975 18,219 17,212 17,030 16,452 15,321 15,256 15,027 13,677 13,030 12,853 12,504 12,166 11,551 10,784 9,503 9,420 9,064 34,426

90,078 72,034 48,607 63,561 58,630 35,512 42,853 47,352 42,818 12,859 31,973 18,924 22,840 6,451 19,605 18,008 16,479 23,761 15,844 10,249 9,396 12,704 11,898 13,531 12,435 15,195 18,200 11,677 17,750 11,066 8,773 12,526 10,736 12,055 11,037 12,555 22,948

142,282 73,418 60,788 81,881 20,956 6,156 37,934 24,143 16,558 4,467 13,079 4,350 7,346 3,675 4,643 7,199 5,403 3,533 3,078 3,373 2,599 4,226 2,989 2,783 3,820 4,540 3,990 2,827 2,602 2,129 2,344 13,587 2,109 1,562 1,804 2,262 13,943

582,899 298,745 212,979 239,287 159,851 107,906 143,337 121,200 104,210 53,084 79,271 52,193 57,385 36,853 51,376 50,551 47,021 48,758 38,897 32,440 29,825 36,380 32,514 32,866 32,852 36,512 36,639 28,546 34,340 26,855 23,747 38,841 24,808 23,629 22,492 24,248 72,370

17 17 13 36 20 14 24 18 18 16 22 14 16 8 15 15 12 15 18 10 17 10 90 18 17 18 25 24 77 16 14 17 101 54 13 18 866

9,909,287 5,078,673 2,768,726 8,614,328 3,197,011 1,510,690 3,440,080 2,181,608 1,823,671 849,348 1,721,318 730,698 918,160 276,400 770,638 758,272 564,250 731,369 700,143 324,400 507,032 363,800 2,926,299 591,591 558,485 657,219 915,986 685,100 2,644,205 429,679 332,463 660,295 2,505,584 1,275,990 292,400 436,472 62,651,670

208,288 147,263 86,153 81,075 64,746 48,524 55,502 38,400 41,059 23,547 37,824 22,336 23,673 12,767 18,693 15,250 17,997 16,459 14,672 11,007 9,017 9,935 9,302 15,275 12,693 10,575 11,639 7,633 7,482 6,107 8,174 7,948 5,347 3,854 6,223 6,924 25,607

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Jumps Racecourse League Table Ptn Racecourse


Avg racecourse spend per fixture (£)

Avg HBLB spend per fixture (£)

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Total no. of fixtures

Total prize-money (£)

Avg racecourse spend per fixture 2010-2011 (£)

1 Aintree JCR 2 Cheltenham JCR 3 Ascot I 4 Haydock Park JCR 5 Sandown Park JCR 6 Kempton Park JCR 7 Newbury I 8 Ayr I 9 Doncaster Arena 10 Chepstow Northern 11 Perth I 12 Wincanton JCR 13 Kelso I 14 Newcastle Northern 15 Wetherby I 16 Newton Abbot I 17 Cartmel I 18 Taunton I 19 Market Rasen JCR 20 Ffos Las Northern 21 Musselburgh I 22 Fakenham I 23 Stratford-on-Avon I 24 Hereford Northern 25 Bangor-on-Dee I 26 Ludlow I 27 Carlisle JCR 28 Uttoxeter Northern 29 Exeter JCR 30 Huntingdon JCR 31 Fontwell Park Northern 32 Plumpton I 33 Lingfield Park Arena 34 Warwick JCR 35 Southwell Arena 36 Worcester Arena 37 Folkestone Arena 38 Sedgefield Northern 39 Leicester I 40 Hexham I 41 Towcester I 42 Catterick Bridge I Total

227,073 209,617 122,357 81,366 56,975 46,285 43,018 28,208 26,363 24,676 24,235 23,753 23,557 20,611 20,465 20,099 20,001 19,094 18,575 18,400 17,348 16,563 15,745 15,453 14,856 14,720 14,665 14,105 13,856 13,046 11,988 11,714 11,657 11,619 10,806 10,546 9,997 9,040 8,799 7,529 7,410 5,558 29,095

96,275 76,500 61,695 50,575 52,462 46,208 57,200 35,222 31,989 20,887 14,647 21,738 18,263 19,925 21,149 15,595 9,826 18,517 17,390 14,019 23,298 18,453 17,198 5,529 14,331 20,343 18,211 12,192 21,181 16,153 13,082 14,785 10,672 25,127 11,041 9,057 11,096 13,002 17,450 16,965 11,840 21,004 22,707

55,371 46,973 17,770 13,625 12,171 8,187 12,253 9,037 5,772 6,580 1,506 4,343 3,307 3,676 3,865 0 2,853 4,086 3,636 3,321 3,327 0 3,347 2,518 2,199 3,515 3,782 3,649 3,825 3,219 2,498 2,600 2,751 4,390 2,279 2,427 2,101 2,048 3,191 2,144 2,679 2,201 6,031

378,720 333,090 201,822 145,566 122,079 100,680 112,471 72,467 64,124 53,426 40,388 50,397 46,064 44,212 45,605 35,693 32,680 42,029 39,706 35,997 44,194 35,017 36,290 23,653 31,387 38,864 37,385 30,425 39,362 32,549 27,568 29,098 25,080 41,136 24,503 22,660 23,194 24,090 29,440 26,869 22,629 29,013 58,056

8 16 8 9 9 10 11 9 9 12 14 16 11 11 14 18 5 12 20 20 9 9 14 17 15 14 11 23 14 16 22 15 5 10 15 17 8 17 10 13 15 8 538

3,029,756 5,329,439 1,614,580 1,351,685 1,037,671 1,006,804 1,237,185 652,203 577,113 641,109 565,435 806,345 506,700 486,327 638,469 642,480 163,400 504,350 794,114 701,940 397,750 315,150 508,066 402,106 470,806 544,100 411,235 699,773 551,065 520,785 606,505 436,469 125,400 411,364 367,546 385,216 185,551 409,528 294,400 349,300 339,430 232,100 31,250,749

196,242 203,224 97,213 69,635 34,325 27,563 40,229 32,106 11,224 17,471 11,444 22,891 11,789 1,904 14,992 13,738 11,688 16,084 12,273 18,395 11,620 17,305 12,929 10,386 13,251 8,777 13,043 5,914 11,216 7,549 5,554 7,086 4,655 12,723 7,402 4,331 6,990 8,254 6,142 4,854 4,516 6,275 23,159


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EXPLANATION The tables set out the average prize-money at each fixture staged by a racecourse over the last 12 months. They show how this is made up of the three sources of prizemoney: 1. Racecourses’ contribution 2. Levy Board (HBLB) 3. Owners The tables also confirm the number of fixtures staged and the total amount of prize-money paid out by each racecourse throughout this period. The racecourses are ordered by the average amount of their own contribution to prizemoney at each fixture. This contribution originates from various sources including media rights, admission revenues and racecourse sponsors. If a racecourse has increased its average contribution at each fixture compared with the previous 12 months, it receives a green ‘up’ arrow. If its average contribution has fallen, however, it receives a red ‘down’ arrow. As these tables are based on the prize-money paid out by each racecourse, the abandonment of a major fixture could distort a racecourse’s performance.

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TBA FORUM The special section for TBA members

Members of Richard Fahey’s 150-plus string returning from exercise at Musley Bank Stables

A day in the life of the Fahey team Northern Regional Day A few members who had previously been to Musley Bank Stables, the home of Richard Fahey’s training operation, admitted they were staggered by the considerable investment that had been made in the facilities over a relatively short period of time. It was, therefore, no surprise that Richard has been so successful in recent years. He amassed £1.67 million in prize-money in 2011, with 160 winners and a second jockeys’ championship for stable jockey Paul Hanagan. These results set the scene for a fascinating morning at one of the country’s most successful training yards. Sadly, Richard was at Chester, but the opportunity to spend time in the company of his assistant Robin O’Ryan was not one to pass up. A tour of the yard featured a massive covered ride, completed in 2010, and accommodating 44 horses in light and airy conditions in American barn-style in the centre, with two horse walkers at either end of the oval-shaped barn. A further five American barns provided total


accommodation for more than 150 horses in training. An 18-box quarantine yard was also used as part of a routine process of disease prevention for the considerable horse movements associated with a successful yard. Robin explained that the horses are used to a regular routine with a few laps of the indoor ride prior to work on the one-mile allweather gallop, whose steep incline all the way from the A64 to the highest point of Musley Bank just once provides a sufficient test of their fitness. A one-mile grass gallop, restricted to summer use, made up the facilities, together with six horse walkers which are used to provide 30 minutes of cooling-off time for horses, before they are returned to their boxes. With seven to nine lots a day, this system provides the most time-effective means of exercise operated by a team of dedicated staff, supported by some of the most experienced senior staff in the north of England. Lunch was enjoyed at the Wentworth Arms

in Old Malton, where widescreen TVs were tuned in to Racing UK at Chester and meant we risked losing a few members for the afternoon. Yet a full turnout arrived at the Rainbow Equine Clinic for a fascinating afternoon led by senior vets Jonathan Anderson and Moses Brennan. The enthusiasm of this young professional team was clear and their prominence as the only private RCVS-accredited hospital in the north of England is well deserved. Considerable investment had clearly been made in the facilities and members enjoyed demonstrations of the CAT scanner, one of the very few that can be used for standing head scans, and the diagnostic imaging area, as well as an opportunity to observe at close hands a pony patient during preparation for surgery under general anaesthetic. With a record turnout for the region, it was a fascinating day with a great atmosphere in good company. Many thanks to all our hosts and to TBA Regional Chairman Andrew Spalding. THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER

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European Breeders’ Federation Chairman sounds a positive note at AGM in Paris The 18th Annual General Meeting of the European Federation of Thoroughbred Breeders’ Associations was held on Sunday, May 13 at Longchamp. Over 30 delegates from EU thoroughbred breeding countries attended. During his speech, Chairman Rhydian Morgan-Jones sounded a positive note for thoroughbred breeders. “It is not all gloom out there,” he said. “The 2011 racing results once again underlined the important position held by Europe’s thoroughbred breeding sector on the world stage and also saw a welcome rise in bloodstock sale prices throughout Britain, Ireland, France and Germany.  Let’s go out there and sell our product.” However, he did not dismiss the many serious issues faced by European racing and breeding countries, such as decreasing returns from gambling revenues in some countries, either due to online gambling or legal changes in certain countries while opening up the overall gambling market. Referring to the important role of the European Federation, Morgan-Jones said: “The European Federation can be of significant use to its members. We provide a forum for member associations to meet and discuss matters of mutual interest and, when practical, pursue common actions. “To take just one example,  I think the work being taken in relation to DNA-testing at sales is a really good example of how EFTBA can and does work actively to support breeders on the very latest issues which directly concern them. “We continue to actively support breeders by working on important subjects in Brussels, ranging from transport to gambling, Common Agricultural Policy payments to

EFTBA Chairman Rhydian Morgan-Jones and Dietrich von Boetticher at Longchamp

veterinary matters; all these issues directly affect the sustainability and profitability of stud farms.” The EFTBA annual award is also given at the AGM to honour an individual who has, over the years, played an inspiring, important and lasting role in developing and sustaining the European thoroughbred racing and breeding industry. The 2012 award was given to Dietrich von Boetticher, a highly successful and somewhat unconventional breeder from Germany who is the only breeder in history to win the German, Irish and French Derby.

One of Germany’s most successful breeders in the last 20 years, perhaps his best known horse is Borgia, one of only a few fillies to win the Derby. He is also the breeder of Irish Derby winner Hurricane Run, now a stallion at Coolmore, and French Derby winner Lope de Vega, also now a sire in Ireland. In addition to his personal success, he was applauded for his work on behalf of German breeding and racing, including his Chairmanship of Munich racecourse for several years and support for the German Thoroughbred Owner Association.

NH Committee recognises Aintree’s support On Friday, May 18, TBA National Hunt Committee member Richard Aston kindly represented the TBA at Aintree and presented Lord Daresbury, Chairman of Aintree racecourse, with a certificate from the TBA. The certificate was presented as part of a


new initiative launched by the TBA NH Committee to recognise racecourses that support mares only races. Aintree held the first of seven races, for which the TBA is providing £750 sponsorship. Aintree Director of Racing and Clerk of the Course Andrew Tulloch MRICS,

commented: “Aintree  is delighted to continue its support of mares only races during the year and the sponsorship and recognition from the TBA is an added incentive to do so.” The next race will be held at Cartmel on Saturday, July 21.


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New board members set to take up posts from the AGM Two successful nominees, Philip Newton and Sam Hoskins, will join the TBA board with effect from the 2012 AGM. Philip Mitchell will also join the board, as a co-opted member, with effect from the same date. At 26, Next Generation Committee member Sam Hoskins becomes the youngest member of the TBA board. Commenting on the appointments, new TBA Chairman Richard Lancaster said: “We look forward to Philip Newton and Sam Hoskins joining the board. Their knowledge, together with that of Philip Mitchell, will continue to strengthen and broaden the experience of the existing board members.” The new members have kindly outlined their backgounds and current involvement with racing and breeding below.

Philip Newton I am principally a businessman with over 30 years’ experience working and leading as CEO a successful PLC involved in the retail sector. Having been for a similar time, with some ups and plenty of downs, an owner-breeder, I currently have seven mares and eight horses in training. I now want to try to put something back by offering the experiences gained from my commercial and thoroughbred breeding occupations at the disposal of TBA members. The industry faces many challenges, not least of which the self interest that is deeply ingrained across all sectors of racing, and whilst change needs to happen this must be with clear structure and strategy that works for all. Important and long-reaching reform is increasingly taking place in both finance and fixtures. It is essential that a racing programme is maintained and developed that supports and enhances the thoroughbred racehorse. That doesn’t mean all change should be resisted but considered, and that the TBA must be in the vanguard of these discussions. Similarly there needs to be a breeding industry that is ‘fit for purpose’, to provide and deliver the raw material necessary, in which both commercial and private breeding operations can be given an opportunity to be both profitable and


sustainable. Shaping this is clearly the responsibility of the TBA.

Sam Hoskins I am absolutely thrilled to become a member of the TBA board and I hope I can do my best to bring new ideas and the perspective of the next generation of breeders to the table. At 26 years old, I will be the youngest member of the board and although I am still very much on the learning curve myself, hopefully I can grasp my responsibilities quickly and become a valuable asset. I am passionate about all codes of racing and bloodstock and wish to do all I can to maintain Britain’s position as the finest racing nation in the world. It is important to safeguard the reputation of our breeding industry for producing the best horses in the world, alongside Ireland and France, whom we should work with when tackling exciting new markets such as China. The desperate level of prize-money at present in this country needs to be tackled and forcing offshore bookmakers to pay levy on all bets taken on UK racing is of paramount importance. It is something that we, the breeding industry, must support so that the downward trend in prize-money can be bucked and purses can start going up again. This would help by creating stability in the market place for breeders and pinhookers, thereby making Britain a better place for our owners and breeders, who support the sport so strongly.

Philip Mitchell I was delighted to be co-opted onto the board and look forward to contributing towards an industry in which I have been involved for over 45 years. During this time I have had the good fortune to have managed Ashley Heath and

Diary dates JULY 3-4 Open Regional Day Two-day visit to Deauville, Normandy, France, to include racing at Clairefontaine and Deauville, Arqana sales, a tour of Haras de Quesnay and the chance to meet local trainer Eric Danel.

JULY 21 TBA NH mares only race Cartmel racecourse.

JULY 23-26 International Breeders’ Meeting To be held in Newmarket. The TBA is looking forward to welcoming 60 representatives of the world’s bloodstock industry to Newmarket in July. Through the meeting, and a week of visits to local studs, veterinary practices and training yards, delegates will be able to exchange information and ideas and debate and discuss matters of mutual interest and concern, forming greater ties amongst the decision-makers of the industry worldwide. See

NOVEMBER 16 TBA National Hunt Stallion Parade The perfect opportunity to witness some of the best jump sires in Britain in the parade ring before racing at Cheltenham.

TBA NEW MEMBERS D J Bourne Esq, Cambridgeshire; Mrs K Gredley, Suffolk; Ms J Henly, Somerset; Santus Ltd, North Yorkshire; C H Stephenson Esq, Yorkshire; Mr & Mrs W A Vines, Worcestershire; Miss T K Walters, Kent. OVERSEAS: J I Olave Esq, Spain; H J Strecker Esq, Denmark. 18-35 MEMBERS: Ian Cameron, Suffolk.

Warren Hill Studs for Captain Marcos Lemos; Side Hill Stud for the Duke of Devonshire (formerly Marquess of Hartington); and for the past 24 years I have been General Manager of Juddmonte Farms. It is too easily forgotten that without the breeder there would be no racing. The TBA is therefore at the forefront of our industry, but in order to maintain and strengthen this position other related bodies should come together under the one banner and a rebranded TBA would, as a result, have a much louder and stronger position and voice within the bloodstock industry. I believe our industry is becoming too segmented and that we have to look at such strategies to take us forward. THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER

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Amongst those trained by Jeremy Tree was the homebred Sea Pigeon, who subsequently became an outstanding hurdler. Another fascinating training link occurs through Cecil’s former father-in-law Sir Noel Murless, who preceded Tree at Beckhampton before taking up residence at Warren Place. Only last year Cecil emulated Boyd-Rochfort and Murless with a knighthood, albeit unlike his two relations he has never trained for the Queen. Racing and breeding at the top level is very much a case of wheels within wheels, and Khalid Abdullah bought Banstead Manor Stud from Hugo Morriss in 1987. His father Henry founded the stud to stand his 1925 Derby winner Manna, who was trained by none other than Murless’s predecessor at Beckhampton, Fred Darling.




In their dual role as commercial breeders and consignors of other people’s yearlings, John Warren and his wife Lady Carolyn reaped an unprecedented harvest in May. There were two Classic victories with Camelot in the 2,000 Guineas – he went on to a stunning success in the Derby – and Power in the Irish equivalent. The former was bred at Highclere Stud on behalf of long standing client Sheikh Abdulla bin Isa Al Khalifa, who has been allocated the month’s Special Merit award, while the latter, bred by Norelands and Hugo Lascelles, won the Irish equivalent. Both Camelot (525,000gns) and Power, who was bought in for 50,000gns, are graduates from Tattersalls’ October Yearling Sale Book 1. So too is Bonfire (90,000gns), whose victory in the Dante Stakes promoted him into second favouritism for the Derby – and to think that Camelot and Bonfire shared the same paddock as yearlings.

Along with Frankel’s successful reappearance in the Lockinge Stakes, Prince Khalid Abdullah had three additional Group winners in Britain and Ireland during May to secure Juddmonte Farms the Breeder of the Month award. The operation wins one bottle of premium Irish whiskey and a supply of TRM’s world famous Calphormin. That trio comprised Bated Breath (Temple Stakes), Famous Name (Amethyst Stakes) – both entires – and the mare Emulous (Equestrian Stakes). All three are by the Banstead Manor Stud homebred Dansili. Bated Breath is trained by Roger Charlton, as was Frankel’s dam Kind, but the connection between his Beckhampton House stable in Wiltshire and Sir Henry Cecil’s Warren Place establishment at Newmarket goes far deeper than that. The current Juddmonte stud book shows that Frankel is one of 39 horses trained by Sir Henry Cecil for Khalid Abdullah, including his three siblings, his pacemaker Bullet Train (five), Noble Mission (three), who won the Newmarket Stakes in May, and Morpheus (two); and the Saudi Arabian prince is also Roger Charlton’s leading patron, with another 28 animals headed by Cityscape. As far as Khalid Abdullah is concerned, the Frankel saga really started with the acquisition of his fourth dam Rock Garden as a yearling in 1971 by Jeremy Tree, on behalf of Jock Whitney. It was Tree who took over the Whitney string following the retirement of Sir Henry Cecil’s stepfather, Cecil Boyd-Rochfort of Freemason Lodge, Newmarket. When Whitney died a number of his horses passed into Abdullah ownership, amongst them Rock Garden’s daughter Rockfest, the third dam of Frankel. Boyd-Rochfort’s operation always relied heavily on the patronage of rich American owners like Whitney – the best he trained for the one-time American Ambassador to Britain was the grey Royal Minstrel in the 1920s.



Juddmonte’s globe-trotting sprinter Bated Breath

Camelot, the Guineas and Derby hero, takes Epsom by storm


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Meon Valley Stud-bred Izzi Top won two Group races in May

Guy Reed’s homebred Group-winning sprinter Tiddliwinks

It was not just the colts that made the headlines as Vow, who cost 60,000gns from Book 2, became one of the favourites for the Oaks on the strength of her victory in the Lingfield Oaks Trial, and she ran a fine race at Epsom to finish fourth behind Was. John Warren, who has been directly involved with Camelot’s distaff family since owning his fourth dam One Over Parr, is also the joint breeder of Bonfire and his dam, in conjunction with the Duke of Roxburghe’s Floors Farming. Of course, both Bonfire and Vow were bought by Warren for the same Highclere Thoroughbred Racing syndicate, which is designated Pocahontas. This name recalls the great 19th century broodmare, whose son Stockwell, the ‘Emperor of Stallions’, was seven times champion sire from 1860 to 1867. Warren has an additional involvement with Vow. Bred by Brian Haggas, the father of the filly’s trainer William, she is a daughter of the 2005 Derby winner Motivator, whom Warren bought as a yearling for the Royal Ascot Racing Club – and he keeps close tabs on the Sandringham-based stallion in his capacity as the Queen’s bloodstock adviser.

British-based breeders certainly enjoyed a bonanza in May and the monthly breeders’ awards represent only the tip of the iceberg. Others to earn high commendation are Hugo Lascelles of Lofts Hall Stud, the joint-breeder of Irish 2,000 Guineas winner Power, while the equivalent 1,000 Guineas heroine Samitar was bred by Norman Court Stud, West Tytherley, owned by Patrick and Tania Trant. Lofts Hall Stud used to be owned by Christo Philipson of the British Bloodstock Agency, where he bred Needwood Blade. For many years, Norman Court Stud was known as Home Stud when owned by the Coggan family (one of their clan was the Archbishop of Canterbury). Two other breeders deserving of credit are the Weinfelds of Meon Valley Stud, for whom Izzi Top (homebred) and Caspar Netscher notched up three Group victories, and Guy Reed of Copgrove Hall Stud, near Harrogate, whose homebred sprinter Tiddliwinks emulated Izzi Top by scoring at Group 2 and Group 3 level.

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Be there... JULY 14 July Cup, Newmarket Will Newmarket be tickled (salmon) pink for the arrival of Black Caviar? Fingers crossed we’ll be welcoming the Aussies for a crack at one of the season’s most coveted sprint crowns.

JULY 31-AUGUST 4 Glorious Goodwood Picnics and Panamas form the backdrop for five days of unparalleled class both on and off the racecourse. And no word better sums up the mighty Frankel, who is set to return to the Downs this summer.

AUGUST 22-25 Ebor meeting, York Pull out your finery and step onto the champagne lawn at York for a great day’s racing fused with fun and plenty of fizz!

AUGUST 18-21 Arqana August Yearling Sale, Deauville Follow the most elegant of Parisians to their Normandy playground for France’s premier yearling sale, with top-class racing just next door. All set just a stone throw’s from the beach.

Bright Young Things Gemma Waterhouse, 32, is the Finance Director of the British Racing School and a staunch supporter of the growing sport of pony racing What does your role at the BRS involve? I am the Finance Director but I also head up the marketing and PR, plus the conference and events company that we run at the BRS. We are a small management team which means that we sometimes cover areas which aren’t an obvious fit with our role. For me this includes pony racing. What attracted you to the racing industry in the first place? I have ridden all my life but when I was younger my parents worked for Carrie Zetter, who owned a number of racehorses, including Brief Gale, who was trained by Josh Gifford and won the Sun Alliance Chase at Cheltenham. This connection meant I was fortunate enough to ride a number of Carrie’s racehorses at Josh’s yard, which was a big thing for me at 13 years of age. It sparked a love of racing and although I chose to become an accountant, later in life I was lucky to find a job that combined my passion and my profession.

How did you first get involved in pony racing? I inherited the responsibility of pony racing from my predecessor. It’s a wonderful initiative that has grown rapidly over the last six years and it is something the whole racing industry should be behind. We are discovering some wonderful talent and pulling people into the racing industry, who, if it wasn’t for pony racing, would not have been involved. People think it’s only for trainers’ kids and wealthy families, but that’s just not true. I could list so many young people who come to us knowing very little about the sport but want to take part in pony racing. We train them, educate them about the industry, show them the career opportunities and nurture them through their pony racing years until they are old enough to come back to do the apprenticeship course. A perfect example of this is Hector Crouch, a young pony racing jockey

Fascinating look at the industry’s grassroots At the end of May it was back to the grassroots for the Next Generation Club’s second event of the year, hosted by club founder and Chairman of the TBA, Kirsten Rausing. Nurturing young people’s interest in the bloodstock industry has been a key focus of the club and it was on this foundation that a tour of Lanwades Stud was added to an enviable schedule of free events for NGC members. With the sun shining seemingly for the first time this year, a group of around 30 enthusiasts gathered at the stud, where the stallion shed was the first stop for a look at the engine room of the operation. Attendees got the chance to see all five of the resident stallions, including Classic winners Sir Percy and Hernando, who stand alongside the blue-blooded Aussie Rules, stud stalwart Selkirk and young pretender Archipenko. As always, the inner workings of the covering shed attracted plenty of interest from the group’s newcomers and Stud Manager Alastair Watson took care to explain the vital procedures required in order to protect the stud’s moneymakers from any temperamental females. The group moved on to view the mares with foals at foot on St Simon Stud, where Kirsten


Rausing explained the breeding lines of the farm’s stock. With a lifetime of experience in the industry, the opportunity to pick her brains about pedigrees and the commercial workings of one of the UK’s most successful stud farms was one relished by both the NGC and committee members alike. With her first horse bought at public auction at the age of 14, there couldn’t be a more apt champion of the NGC’s desire to capture new recruits young! Kirsten Rausing, who has been instrumental in both encouraging the work of the Next

Generation committee and making the visit possible, said: “As Chairman of the TBA, I was delighted to welcome the NGC to visit Lanwades and St Simon Studs, where the winners of 1,052 races have been bred in the last 12 years.” After a busy and fascinating morning at Lanwades, the party relocated to the Rowley Mile for the afternoon, where members enjoyed their view of Newmarket’s Spring Saturday meeting from the comfort of racecourse hospitality.

Kirsten Rausing discusses the merits of Archipenko with the visitors from the NGC


July_95_NGC_Layout 1 26/06/2012 14:47 Page 73 a moody, painfully shy young lad with no self-esteem, to a chatty, happy, confident individual with a passion for what he did. We placed him with a top trainer in Newmarket who has done a wonderful job of continuing to train and support him. In 2011 he completed his NVQ 2 qualification and is thriving in his new career. What do you most enjoy about your job? Seeing people like the young man I’ve just mentioned turn his life around. It’s rewarding to feel you have been a small part of that.

Gemma Waterhouse with Our Vic

currently with Gary Moore who I will tip as one to watch in the future. Why do you think it is important to the industry? In every other sport – cricket, football, rugby, motor racing – talent is spotted at a very young age and those children are placed into academies to nurture their talent and maximise their potential, all within a protective environment. At the BRS we have been doing this for years but pony racing now offers the opportunity to do it from a much younger age, which means we are going to be producing higher numbers of talented jockeys. It is also a very good way of bringing families to our racecourses, which encourages them to become fans of the sport. Are there any BRS success stories in particular that stand out for you? Many. It’s staggering that in the last 25 years we have put 3,000 people into jobs in the industry. We have big-name success stories like Paul Hanagan, Seb Sanders, Sam Thomas, Wayne Hutchinson, Luke Morris, the list goes on. But for me the real success stories are those which change the course of a person’s life dramatically. An example would be a young lad who came to us in 2010. He was under the care of Barnardos and was living in a supervised hostel in Manchester. He was 18, could barely read or write, had been in the care system since the age of eight, with numerous foster parents and social workers, and was excluded from many schools. To say he had experienced a tough time would be an understatement. Through a riding charity in Manchester, he was encouraged to apply to the BRS. The change we witnessed in him during his nine weeks with us was astonishing. He grew from THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER

If you could work anywhere else within the industry, where would it be? My PR responsibility at the BRS means I have had to deal with a lot of TV production companies and I really enjoy it. I hate being in front of the camera but I really enjoy being

part of the team behind it and so somewhere like Channel 4 Racing would appeal to me. What’s your favourite racecourse? I am from Surrey so I love Sandown as it holds my first memories of racing. I also love Newmarket but I would have to be predictable and choose Cheltenham! The atmosphere during the Festival is fantastic and I was lucky enough to ride there in a charity race. How do you like to spend your time off? I love running and doing anything active, preferably combining that with spending time with my husband and daughter. I also love travelling and taking my mind away from racing. I think it’s really important to broaden your horizons and not become so immersed in the sport that you can’t hold a normal conversation with a non-racing crowd.

Student diary STEPHEN HEATH Darley Flying Start Back in February I noted that the subject of medication was already hot on the debate list in what had been a short time in America up to that point. Fast forward to the present day and what was once simply a hot topic has become the topic dominating any discussion about racing in America. This completely overshadowed what should have been an intensely exciting time to be immersed in American racing, with a Triple Crown on the line for a plucky horse who ought to be exceptionally likeable. I’ll Have Another – whose career-ending injury forced him to miss the Belmont – was a cheap purchase, by a stallion with few others of real note to his name, and had that try-hard style of racing that is so appealing when becoming a true fan of a horse. In contrast to this, the phrase I have heard most often in relation to I’ll Have Another is “I just can’t find it in myself to root for him because of the trainer”. With a horse that could have potentially put racing on the front page of every paper for good reasons, it was lamentable that people within racing simply couldn’t get behind him because his trainer has multiple medication violations. Racing in America faces many challenges in the coming years but it seems none

polarises opinion, at least esoterically, as that of the drugs issue. The banning of raceday furosemide (Lasix) is talked about as if it would be a panacea for the industry and that in one swoop the public perception of racing would transform. While I have mentioned here before that I feel it is time for America to ban the use of Lasix on raceday, my time speaking to many prominent industry figures here has softened my attitude. Lasix has become a scapegoat for a massive issue. It does not cause horses to break down and discontinuing its use would almost certainly not lead to lower catastrophic breakdown rates. Re-examining the allowable levels of painkillers and the widespread use of steroidal joint injections should be of much higher priority, as these certainly do have an impact in the number of catastrophic injuries. Tighter regulation of these could surely have a positive impact on horse welfare. As far as my own experiences within horseracing go, attending the Kentucky Derby was one of the highlights so far, a truly once-in-a-lifetime event. So as a real racing fan it has been such a shame that, owing to the undoubted issues around medications in American racing, the whole episode has been ever so slightly soured.


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Up hill and down dale for six days solid Paul ’Barney’ Bamford undertook a gruelling journey to raise money for Racing Welfare, covering 100-plus miles of Yorkshire on a specially adapted hand cycle – this is his diary Day one I set out from Redcar racecourse in my adapted wheelchair hand cycle. The gradients are incredibly steep as I navigate 20 miles across the North Yorkshire Moors. My destination is the barren yet starkly beautiful Blakey Ridge. An hour’s massage from Vicky Easterby and a few hours sleep in the historic Lion Inn and I’m prepared for day two and the 29-mile push to Malton.

Day two

Kitted out for a British summer

Golf day raises £3,000 A host of racing personalities including Kevin Darley and Richard Fahey lined up at Malton and Norton Golf Club on May 13 to raise money for Barney’s Challenge. The event, which saw 60 players take part in the tournament, was the brainchild of Andy Bonarius and his Wildcard Racing Syndicate and helped to raise over £3,000. Martin Lane, who rides for the David Simcock stable, was in the quartet that won the event, with Richard Fahey’s team finishing second. Bonarius said: “Running my own syndicate, I am conscious of the people who make the stable tick. By working with Racing Welfare I have the chance to give something back to help those who suffered falls or injuries.”

The snow and sleet beat down in a manner more akin to the Antarctic. The long, drawn out slopes and hairpin downhill stretches, where I reach speeds of 30mph, require balance and care. Dropping down from the Moors, and a wonderful lady insists I come in for a cup of tea and a piece of cake whilst

I dry off. Steve Dennis from the Racing Post pitches up and helps me change my sodden clothes in a lay-by and then I push on to Malton, arriving at the rather smart Old Lodge for a well-earned pint and sandwich.

Day three My destination is Escrick, just outside York, a mere 29 miles away. George Primarolo joins me planning to run three or four miles but, forgetting just how steep the hills are leaving Malton, he hitches a lift after two miles, with Racing Welfare’s Richard Negus in the support vehicle generously loaned by Horsebox builders Roadload. The somewhat grand Parsonage Country House Hotel is my home for the night, where many racegoers destined for York the following day swell the coffers of my collecting bucket.


‘Huge privilege’ for Joey Newton Joey Newton has succeeded Roger Weatherby as Chairman of Racing Welfare. A former amateur jockey who won Aintree’s Fox Hunters’ Chase twice on Credit Call in the 1970s, Newton has been a racecourse steward since 1986 and is a nonexecutive director of Huntingdon. In 1993 he became a member of the Jockey Club. Newton said: “It is a huge privilege to become Chairman of Racing Welfare. One of the important next steps for the charity is to build its profile within the thoroughbred racing and breeding industries.

New Chairman Joey Newton “I know that we can do even more for racing’s people in need in the years to come.” Racing Welfare is also recruiting a new Chief Executive to succeed Cedric Burton OBE, who will stand down from his post by the end of this year after more than eight years in charge.

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to Doncaster, is remarkably flat and whilst my route plan had 20 miles written on it, I actually travel 25 miles, with each mile requiring painful, constant arm punching. Arriving just outside Goole, I stay at the Premier Inn. Have you ever looked at Visit England’s description of Goole? Probably not, because it is the town they try to hide due to its almost unique nondescript dullness. The Premier Inn’s beds are comfy though! The star tipster on duty at York

Day four No biking today – instead I head to York and present the prizes for the Middleton Stakes and become the star tipster on the Dante day ‘Punters Panel’. Betfred generously provide a free £50 bet on each race and Bonfire sets the day alight with a tidy win in the feature race, with Pearl Secret boosting Barney’s Challenge funds. A team of volunteers sweep through the Knavesmire like well-meaning Visigoths extracting loose change and the odd note from racegoers. Then it’s back to the Parsonage to ready myself for 20 or so more miles to reach the dreaming spires of Goole.

Day five While the extreme hills of the moors were tiring, the downhill runs offered respite. The Vale of York, however, which leads all the way

Day six The final day. My wife Debbie accompanies me on her mountain bike. The 20 miles of byeroads of the border between East and South Yorkshire are filled with semi-wild dogs, each of which is determined to have a piece of me! The sun comes out, the roads become busier and we enter the outskirts of Doncaster. Thankfully the local PR machine has worked and quarter-hour news slots on Hallam FM and BBC Radio Yorkshire detailing my journey mean that the Saturday morning shoppers held up behind our cavalcade waved hands rather than simply their middle finger! A wash and brush up in the fantastic Doncaster racecourse lad’s hostel and it was time for the final mile – well, one and a half furlongs to be precise! I glide into the winner’s enclosure and an interview with Simon Mapletoft for ATR, a few phone interviews for the BBC and then

Parker and Hancock saddle up History will be made at Newmarket’s July Course on August 18 when actor Nathaniel Parker and MP Matthew Hancock will be among 12 riders to compete in the track’s first charity race. The Blue Square Charity Cavalry Charge will be the largest fundraising element of ‘Horsemen and Heroes Day’, in aid of Racing Welfare and the Household Cavalry Operational Casualties Fund. Racing commentator and former Emmerdale regular Malcolm Tomlinson will experience life on the other side of the microphone after agreeing to ride in place of his daughter, actress Eleanor Tomlinson,

who will be the race’s paddock panellist. Also taking part will be Racing UK presenter and former jockey Niall Hannity, 66-year-old trainer Ken Clutterbuck and Ladbrokes’ PR Manager Hayley O’Connor. All riders have undertaken to raise £5,000. Nathaniel Parker said: “There’s no way I could miss out on the opportunity to ride at Newmarket. I am incredibly excited by the prospect of riding in a race and finally donning silks. “As a patron of Racing Welfare, I hope I will raise awareness of work done by this charity for all those stable lads and lasses, and everyone connected to the sport that needs support.”

it’s off to the Royal Box for a swift half and some much needed relaxation.

And finally... On May 22, Barney and Debbie were invited to the Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace as the guests of the Queen. What had Barney achieved? He had hand cycled over 113 miles in just six days, raising over £83,000 for Racing Welfare, making many new friends in the process. Barney – you are an inspiration to us all. To find out more about Barney’s Challenge, visit

Proud day at Buckingham Palace

MP Matthew Hancock (top) will be among 12 riders competing in the Newmarket July course’s charity race on August 18, when actress Eleanor Tomlinson will be the paddock panellist

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Surgery in the horse: don’t take it lying down The risk posed by anaesthesia makes standing surgery advantageous where possible their muscles and limb nerves can become compressed by recumbency, and their sheer physical size makes safe recovery from general anaesthesia more problematic. Advances in anaesthetic protocols and methods, such as blood pressure monitoring and support, assisted ventilation, continuous intravenous fluid administration and specifically designed and constructed surgical tables have helped to reduce, but not fully eliminate, these problems.

What is the greatest risk of anaesthesia? Limb fracture during recovery from anaesthesia is the most common and the most devastating complication of anaesthesia in horses and is most often seen after fracture repair or colic surgery. Safer rope-assisted recovery systems are now commonly used to reduce the risks of such a catastrophic outcome.

Can we avoid general anaesthesia? Standing repair to a cannon can be performed only on a non-displaced fracture


quine surgeons constantly review the effectiveness of surgical procedures with the aim of improving techniques, to make use of advances in instrumentation, to reduce trauma and stress and to provide the optimum outcome for horse and owner. Owners and insurance companies always want cheaper but equally or more effective treatment options with reduced risk of complications either during or after the procedure. There have been significant improvements in diagnosis, particularly of stress fractures and functional respiratory problems, and treatment options are required to keep up where possible. We must remember that, relatively speaking, the horse is a large animal – the average thoroughbred weighs approximately 500kg and stands about 16hh (about 5ft 4in or 163cm), and broodmares and stallions are often heavier. The large size of the equine patient compared to their human and small animal equivalents creates significant disadvantages when surgery is performed.


Specialised facilities and equipment are required and trained and experienced surgeons and support staff are also a prerequisite to handle and operate successfully on our equine friends, who may be very valuable or much loved and can be difficult and uncooperative. Horses are also unpredictable and potentially dangerous to themselves and hospital staff, especially when in pain. They find change to their routine, including travel, stressful. In terms of their physiology, horses are not designed to spend long periods lying on one side or their backs under general anaesthesia. Equine mortality during and following general anaesthesia is significantly higher than in human or small animal patients undergoing similar procedures. There are a variety of reasons why anesthetised equine patients present particular difficulties, including interference with respiration and circulation brought on by the medicines used to induce and maintain anaesthesia. Additionally, owing to their weight,

Over the past few years, an increasing number of surgical procedures have been performed on standing, sedated horses. Given the risks discussed above and the increased costs associated with surgery under general anaesthesia, there are significant advantages to be gained if a procedure can be performed effectively on standing patients. However, there are some important

Cases must be chosen carefully Important factors to consider include: • Temperament of the patient • Type of fracture or condition to be treated • Facilities and equipment available • Experience and skill of the surgeon and support staff • Post-operative care


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considerations when deciding if an operation can be undertaken without a general anaesthetic. These include the facilities and support staff available, the experience of the surgeon, the temperament of the patient and obviously the procedure itself. Furthermore, appropriate sedation and local or regional anaesthesia are imperative for a successful outcome. A common example of standing surgery is castration. In the hands of an experienced surgeon and with a cooperative patient, the procedure is routine and usually uneventful. However, if the handler is ineffective (it does happen!) or if the horse is badly behaved or reacts badly to the sedation, the procedure can be very dangerous for both patient and surgeon.

What operations can be performed standing? Space restrictions prevent detailing all of the operations which can be performed in the standing horse but I will touch on a few here. For all procedures, the horse must be satisfactorily restrained; this would often require having them in stocks (the exceptions are standing fracture repair and arthroscopy, which are normally not performed in stocks) with a suitably trained person at the head. Sedation is normally maintained by continuous intravenous drip using a combination of sedatives and analgesics (painkillers). The mixture used will depend on the surgeon’s preference, usually based on previous experience of the most effective drug combination for a specific procedure. The team and all equipment should be fully prepared so that the procedure can progress as smoothly and efficiently as possible. The surgical site will be clipped in most cases and the surgical field will be prepared aseptically (i.e. cleaned and scrubbed with antiseptics) and draped ready for the procedure to begin. Some commonly performed standing surgical procedures are listed here: • Enucleation (removal of an eye): This procedure is often necessary for treatment of conditions such as recurrent uveitis (severe inflammation) or for severe eye injury and requires effective desensitisation of the region by blocking regional nerves around and deep to the eye. • Dental extraction: In many cases, damaged or infected molar teeth can now be removed via the mouth following regional anaesthesia. This formerly required a general anaesthetic and a large skin and bone flap to be created in the face. Identification of the affected tooth is usually made using radiography or CT imaging. Dental procedures may be


Surgeons watching on screen as they operate via laparoscope

prolonged, especially if the tooth is still firmly attached and there are some instances where the tooth may fracture during manipulation or cannot be removed via the mouth. Such patients will usually then be given a general anaesthetic and a more traditional procedure carried out. • Upper respiratory tract surgery: Numerous procedures can be performed on the head and neck region in the standing horse. These include minimally invasive surgical procedures (sometimes using a laser) such as Hobday’s operation, or relieving epiglottal entrapment, removing growths from the nasal passages, and cautery for soft palate displacement. One distinct advantage of performing some of these procedures standing is that blood loss can be reduced significantly. Usually these

procedures are performed via an endoscope. • Sinus surgery under local and regional anaesthesia and often endoscopic guidance is commonly used for treatment of sinusitis, sinus cysts and other space occupying growths. Again, reduced intra-operative blood loss is a great advantage in such cases. • Over-riding dorsal spinous processes (‘kissing spines’) can be removed under sedation and local anaesthetic in appropriate cases and this procedure may actually be easier in the standing horse in some cases because of improved access to the spine. • Laparoscopy: This allows internal inspection of the contents of the abdomen without having to make a large incision. It involves passing an illuminated telescope through a small incision into the abdominal cavity.



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Usually a small camera is attached allowing viewing on a television monitor. Instruments are then passed through other incisions allowing inspection, treatment or biopsy to be performed. Common laparoscopic procedures include removal of ovaries or abdominally-retained testicles, diagnosis of and surgery to prevent certain causes of colic, treatment of inguinal hernias and occasionally intestinal biopsy (for diagnosis of conditions such as grass sickness). â&#x20AC;˘ A few brave surgeons are removing small bone fragments from the fetlock joint using arthroscopy in standing patients. There is obviously significant risk to the very expensive equipment doing this and potentially to the surgeon, who has to perform the procedure on his or her knees!

Standing fracture repair One area where significant advances have been made is in the repair of lower limb fractures in standing horses. The main reason for performing these procedures standing is to avoid the risk of fracture complication during recovery from general anaesthesia. Some of the most commonly seen fractures in racehorses include non-displaced longitudinal fractures of

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the long pastern bone and short or incomplete spiral fractures of the lower part of the cannon. Fracture repair in standing patients requires optimal facilities and considerable expertise, both on behalf of the surgeon and the support staff assisting with the procedure. This is not a procedure for a surgeon who has not previously performed numerous repairs under general anaesthesia. It is imperative that the horse is temperamentally suited to the procedure as it must remain absolutely still during surgery. Only certain fractures are suitable for a standing repair. The fracture must be nondisplaced and readily stabilised with (normally) one to three screws placed via stab incisions in the skin. The patient is kept heavily sedated and a local anaesthetic block is performed above surgical site. Radiographs are taken at different stages during the surgery to check screw placement and the appearance of the fracture. If the fracture becomes more complicated during the procedure, it may be possible to anaesthetise the horse and repair the injury successfully under general anaesthesia. For this reason we usually perform fracture repair on standing horses in an anaesthetic box so that the patient can be anaesthetised quickly if a crisis arises. Another

advantage of using an anaesthetic box is that they usually have a padded floor and this can absorb some of the vibrations which result from the use of the bone drill. Analysis of a number of cases indicates that the results of this approach differ little from the more traditional way of fracture repair. In one series of 34 cases which were operated on standing, 20 horses (67%) returned to racing. The average time to first race for these horses was 226 days.

Further down the line All post-operative patients must be managed very carefully after surgery, whether it has been carried out under general anaesthesia or in the standing horse. Hospitalisation is often stressful and managing anaesthetised horses may be complicated by the patientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s temperament, the metabolic effects of travel, racing or other athletic endeavour, or even simply by enforced rest. Post-operative colic, in particular reduction or even cessation of normal caecal function, can create a genuine problem and consequent intestinal rupture can occur, resulting in euthanasia or death. If standing surgery reduces patient stress, such a risk is reduced significantly.


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Finance matters: business structures

When setting up a business, consider how it should be structured for the

for Entrepreneurs’ Relief to reduce the CGT rate to 10% on disposal of a stud, or Business Property Relief (BPR) giving 100% exemption from inheritance tax.

employment of an assistant or younger family member should be a catalyst to


additional funding may mean a lender prefers the protection of a Limited Liability Partnership or a company Other determinants such as the protection of assets from inheritance tax or capital gains tax (CGT) may suggest the structure should be revised. Stud owners should review the way in which they run their business in the light of proposed changes to loss reliefs from 6 April 2013. Below, we explain the most widely used business structures.

Historically, many breeders have operated as a sole trader and found this perfectly acceptable. Stud businesses may have an irregular pattern of profits, with one year’s profit followed by several years of losses. During loss periods, providing the business is run commercially and the owner spends more than ten hours a week in the business, losses can either be set against the owner’s other income or carried forward against future profits. However, it is proposed that from 6 April 2013, relief will be limited to whichever is higher of £50,000 or 25% of the individual’s taxable income per annum. The ability to carry losses forward will not be affected. Advantages of the sole trader route are simplicity and flexibility in how to use income tax losses. Sole traders can also qualify

As a business develops, it may be preferable to bring another person into the organisation. For example, suppose a son shows interest in the family enterprise - let’s assume a breeding business - and both father and son want to participate in the decision making. The simplest route is to form a partnership, which involves the preparation of partnership accounts and the submission of a partnership tax return. The property is put on the balance sheet and the same tax reliefs are generally available as for a sole trader. However, what would happen should the son have the misfortune to be involved in another business which has suffered in the recession, where he has guaranteed some of the debt and the bank is about to put the business into administration? Whilst he is unlikely to be made bankrupt, his position is uncomfortable. In these circumstances, any property or land should be kept off the partnership balance sheet so that it is not considered partnership property. However, whilst this protects the property from any claims against the son it creates a tax disadvantage in so far as the land and property used in the business will now only qualify for 50% BPR for inheritance tax, rather than 100% had it been on the balance sheet.

Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) Continuing the example of a father and son who, together, run a breeding business, perhaps the son also carries on a farm contracting business. The enterprises are located in close proximity and operate within the same partnership. In such a scenario, there is a high risk that a water course becomes contaminated, leading to claims against the business. If the

business is organised as an LLP, then the claim would be limited to the assets of the partnership and possibly the son personally. Assuming the father was not involved in the activity that gave rise to the claim, his personal assets (including the land and property used in the business) should be protected. This contrasts with a general partnership where all of the fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s assets would be at risk. The costs associated with an LLP structure include the submission of partnership accounts to Companies House each year. The tax treatment is almost identical to a general partnership. LLPs are also used where groups of unrelated individuals join together to run a partnership. Risk is limited to the partnership assets and the assets of the individual partner against whom there is a claim, rather than unlimited risk for each partner.

Limited company A business structured as a limited company can offer safeguards for investors in a breeding business. Although losses incurred by the company cannot be used to offset the shareholdersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; income, investment in the company can qualify for Enterprise Investment Scheme relief (EIS). This can provide an income tax credit of up to 30% as well as CGT deferral on the value of the investment into shares. Any substantial profits made by the company are liable to corporation tax at between 20% and 26% currently. This contrasts with income tax at up to 50% if the profits are made by the individual in an alternative structure.

Non-domiciled UK residents For UK residents who are non-domiciles (for example people who were born abroad of non-UK parents and who now live in the UK) the new Business Investment Relief (BIR) provides an opportunity to invest in private companies whose activity is breeding. Without BIR, certain non-domiciled investors would have to pay income tax or CGT on the funds brought into the UK to run the breeding business. As with an EIS company, to be sure of the relief, the company must trade commercially with a view to profit and be capable of making a profit in the future. The investor can then make a claim for relief for the money he has invested. In both cases, provided all the requisite conditions are met, the shares will qualify for BPR for inheritance tax and Entrepreneursâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Relief for CGT. In some cases, gains on EIS shares will be tax-free. For both EIS and BIR, certain conditions must be met to ensure that relief is not clawed back. Specific professional advice should be taken before such an investment is made.

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Shop about for sons of Danehill


t’s only natural that many breeders would like to use a son of Danehill, especially after seeing Holy Roman Emperor and Rock Of Gibraltar respectively supply the winners of the latest editions of the 1,000 Guineas in England and Ireland. Not all of them can afford the likes of Dansili, Danehill Dancer, Fastnet Rock and Exceed And Excel but, fortunately, there are some cheaper, proven alternatives, a fine example being Clodovil, who stood the 2012 season at Rathasker Stud at no more than €6,000. Clodovil has been based at Rathasker ever since he retired at the end of 2003. That was the year he extended his unbeaten sequence to five with a victory over Catcher In The Rye in the Poule d’Essai des Poulains. At that stage he looked destined for a place at one of the major stallion farms, but the remaining part of his career proved anti-climactic, as he could finish no nearer than fifth in three further attempts at Group 1 glory over a mile. Timeform rated him 116 – a modest figure for a male Classic winner – and the fact that he stands only 15.2hh meant that he wouldn’t be to everyone’s taste. On the other hand, he had the attraction of having Group winners as his first two dams, his dam Clodora being a Prix de l’Opera-winning daughter of another winner of the Poule d’Essai des Poulains, Linamix. Linamix exceeded expectations as a stallion to the extent that he sired more than 40 Group winners. Clodovil is still a long way short of that sort of figure but he has made a favourable impression without the help of big crops. For example, his first crop numbered only 48 but contained two Group winners. One, Nahoodh, landed the Lowther Stakes and the Falmouth Stakes in addition to finishing a luckless fifth in the 1,000 Guineas, and the other, the durable seven- and eightfurlong performer Beacon Lodge, has enjoyed



Clodovil, Aussie Rules and Kodiac all examples of a great sireline at very reasonable fees

Rathasker Stud resident Clodovil, whose flagbearer this season is Laugh Out Loud

stakes success at the ages of two, four and six. This first crop also contained Secret Asset, who failed by only a neck to take the 2011 Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp. The two-year-old Group victories by Nahoodh and Beacon Lodge in 2007 inevitably rekindled interest in Clodovil in the 2008 breeding season, the end product being his largest crop to date, containing 93 foals. Last year saw this crop represented by the tough and progressive Coupe de Ville, who collected nearly £300,000, and better still has

“Clodovil has made a

favourable impression without the help of big crops; his first numbered only 48” followed this year. Two members of his 2008 crop were in action at Chantilly on June 3, with his rapidly-improving daughter Laugh Out Loud landing the Group 2 Prix de Sandringham. His other runner, Gregorian, had little chance from a wide draw in the Prix du Jockey-Club but he had earned his shot at this Classic by being beaten only half a length when fifth in the Poule d’Essai des Poulains, a race in which Coup de Ville finished a close

eighth. Gregorian went on to finish a close third in the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot. Toughness has been the hallmark of some of Clodovil’s better progeny and his three-year-old daughter Es Que Love was racing for the 13th time when she just failed to make all in the Listed Sandy Lane Stakes. The early signs are that Clodovil’s 2010 crop is also going to do well, as he has already had a Listed winner and a Listed-placed runner in Italy. Three years after Clodovil won the Poule d’Essai des Poulains, the Longchamp Classic fell to Aussie Rules, another small grey colt sired by Danehill from a Lyphard-line mare. Aussie Rules, who stood his first season at Lanwades at a fee of £5,000 in 2012, after five years at Coolmore, has also been in good form. In mid-June he headed the table of British-based stallions in order of percentage of winners among their European three-year-olds. His 21 winners from 45 runners put him ahead of Dubawi, Sir Percy and Oasis Dream. Tally-Ho Stud’s Kodiac has a handful of useful sprinters among his current representatives and one of them, Stone Of Folca, collected close to £50,000 in landing the ‘Dash’ at Epsom on Derby Day. Kodiac never managed to win a stakes race but this three-parts-brother to Invincible Spirit has underlined his potential by siring a trio of Listed winners in each of his first two crops. He has only 32 two-year-olds to race in 2012 but is well placed to weather this brief storm, as this royally-bred stallion covered 142 mares in 2010 and more than 160 in 2011. THOROUGHBRED OWNER & BREEDER INC PACEMAKER

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Ghost’s good run is busting presumptions more and more of his runners tackle surfaces other than dirt. Don’t forget, though, his current three-yearolds were conceived in 2008, when his fee was still $150,000, so it will be interesting to see whether he can maintain his current momentum when his cheaper, smaller crops reach the track from 2013 onwards. He had only 58 live foals in 2010 and 48 in 2011. One reason why it can be unsafe to write off young stallions is that it can take trainers some time to establish their progeny’s requirements. Following Stately Victor’s unexpected Blue Grass Stakes victory in 2010, I asked whether it had been fair to expect Ghostzapper to

match strides in the early stages of his stallion career with some of his more precocious rivals. He hadn’t been asked to tackle stakes company until the August of his three-yearold campaign and didn’t become a stakes winner until the end of September, when he won the Vosburgh Stakes. It was only at the age of four Ghostzapper showed his true worth, topping the World Rankings with a figure of 130 after winning all four starts. In that respect his career mirrored that of his sire Awesome Again. Assigned 117 on the International Classification as a threeyear-old, Awesome Again did so well at four that his rating rose to 130.


Although I have repeatedly warned readers against jumping to conclusions about a stallion’s merit, even I thought it was safe to conclude that Ghostzapper, America’s stunning Horse of the Year in 2004, wasn’t going to make the grade. The fact that Ghostzapper’s fee has fallen from its original $200,000 to only $20,000 seemed to tell its own story. However, that didn’t stop Ghostzapper notching up as many as five Group/Graded successes with four individual horses during May. This quartet comprised the five-year-old Canadian Grade 3 all-weather winner Hunters Bay and three-year-olds Contested (Acorn Stakes, Eight Belles Stakes) and Better Lucky (Sands Point Stakes), plus Italian colt United Colour (Premio Tudini). Ghostzapper raced exclusively on dirt, as did his sire Awesome Again, and trainers no doubt expected Ghostzapper’s stock to be best on the traditional American surface. However, that hasn’t happened. Better Lucky and United Colour are turf performers, and four of the six other Graded winners by Ghostzapper gained their best wins on all-weather surfaces, including the Grade 1 winner Stately Victor. Interestingly, Ghostzapper is a half-brother to City Zip. This talented stallion has unexpectedly developed into one of America’s most effective turf sires (he headed the American turf sires’ table in early June) and his progeny also enjoy plenty of success on all-weather. Perhaps Ghostzapper’s fortunes will continue to rise as

Former Horse of the Year Ghostzapper, right, is siring good performers on all surfaces

Son eclipses father at Cheveley Park Stud At the start of 2011, Cheveley Park Stud was charging £12,000 for the services of Medicean but only £5,000 for his son Dutch Art, who was about to start that usually difficult fourth season. By the end of the year the positions had been reversed, with Medicean’s fee for 2012 reduced to £8,000, whereas Dutch Art’s had zoomed to £12,000 – higher even than the £10,000 at which he’d begun his career in 2008. Despite the higher fee, Dutch Art was quickly fully booked. The explanation for this turnaround was that Dutch Art made a flying start with his first two-year-olds – as he was entitled to do. Dutch Art had, after all, been unbeaten in four juvenile starts in 2006, when his victories included both the Prix Morny and Middle Park Stakes. As a medium-sized grandson of the smart five-furlong specialist Palacegate


Episode, Dutch Art was well qualified to sire fast and precocious two-year-olds, and that is exactly what he did during the early months of the 2011 season. By early July his figures stood at 12 winners from 26 runners. This impressive start no doubt stimulated demand for his services during 2011, when his book stood at around 120 mares. By the end of the year Dutch Art had boosted those figures to an eye-catching total of 32 winners from 58 runners. More importantly, he had shown that he could sire quality, not just quantity, with Caspar Netscher landing a pair of Group 2 successes in the Gimcrack and Mill Reef Stakes. The fact that Dutch Art went winless throughout his second season shouldn’t be interpreted to mean that he didn’t train on. His Timeform rating rose from 124 to 126,

thanks to a solid third in the 2,000 Guineas and seconds in the July Cup and Prix Maurice de Gheest. I’m pleased to say that it looks as though his progeny are also training on satisfactorily. Caspar Netscher has won the Greenham Stakes (a race in which Dutch Art suffered an unexpected defeat) and has since confirmed he stays a mile by recording his third Group 2 success in the German 2,000 Guineas. Dutch Art also has a progressive three-yearold sprinter to his credit in Slade Power, winner of the Sandy Lane Stakes at Haydock, along with two other Listed winners – Surrey Stakes victor Producer and recent German scorer Arabian Falcon. His second-crop two-year-olds are also off the mark, with six of his first 18 domestic representatives winning.


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European Pattern 39 SAGARO S G3 KEMPTON PARK. May 2. 4yo+. 16f.

1. COLOUR VISION (FR) 4 8-12 £22,684 gr g by Rainbow Quest - Give Me Five (Monsun) O-Godolphin B-Capricorn Stud TR-Saeed bin Suroor 2. Red Cadeaux (GB) 6 9-1 £8,600 ch g by Cadeaux Genereux - Artisia (Peintre Celebre) O-RJ Arculli B-Foursome Thoroughbreds TR-Ed Dunlop 3. Thimaar (USA) 4 8-12 £4,304 bbr g by Dynaformer - Jinaan (Mr Prospector) O-Hamdan Al Maktoum B-Shadwell Farm LLC TR-JHM Gosden Margins1.5, 9. Time 3:21.50 (fast 1.50). Going Standard. Age 2-4

Starts 17

Wins 5

Places 5

Earned £91,188

Sire: RAINBOW QUEST. Sire of 110 Stakes winners. In 2012 - COLOUR VISION Monsun G3. 1st Dam: GIVE ME FIVE by Monsun. 2 wins at 3 in Germany, Frankfurter der Mehl Mulhens Stiftung G3. Dam of 2 winners: 2007: GOTTLIEB (c Ransom O’War) Winner at 4 in Germany. 2008: COLOUR VISION (g Rainbow Quest) Sold 100,000gns yearling at TAOC1. 5 wins at 2 to 4, Sagaro S G3, 3rd Long Distance Cup G3. 2009: Guerilla Gardener (c Ransom O’War) unraced. 2010: (c Green Desert) 2nd Dam: GREY PEARL by Magic Mirror. 3 wins at 2 and 3 in Germany. Dam of GIVE ME FIVE (f Monsun, see above), GRAF PHILIPP (c Acatenango: Badener Steher Cup LR, P. der Firma Jungheinrich Gabelstapler LR, 2nd Betty Barclay Oleander-Rennen G3, 3rd German St Leger G2), Golden Rose (f Winged Love: 2nd Hessen Pokal G3). Broodmare Sire: MONSUN. Sire of the dams of 16 Stakes winners. In 2012 - COLOUR VISION Rainbow Quest G3, DON BOSCO Barathea LR.

3. Elusivity (IRE) 4 9-0 £5,918 b g by Elusive City - Tough Chic (Indian Ridge) O-Mrs P Good B-J Costello TR-BJ Meehan Margins 0.75, short head. Time 1:01.42 (slow 3.92). Going Good to soft. Age 2-4

Starts 14

Wins 4

Places 8

Sire: INVINCIBLE SPIRIT. Sire of 53 Stakes winners. In 2012 - SPIRIT SONG Kingston Rule G2, MAYSON Pivotal G3.

Nasrullah Spring Run Wild Risk Runaway Bride Aimee Vandale Herbager Flagette Raise A Native Where You Lead Noblesse Dschingis Khan Konigsstuhl Konigskronung Surumu Mosella Monasia Nureyev Magic Mirror Turkish Treasure Alpenkonig Gettysburg Goneril

I Will Follow

Monsun GIVE ME FIVE ro 2001 Grey Pearl

40 2,000 GUINEAS S G1 NEWMARKET. May 5. 3yoc&f. 8f.

1. CAMELOT (GB) 9-0 £213,513 b c by Montjeu - Tarfah (Kingmambo) O-D Smith, Mrs J Magnier, M Tabor B-Sheikh Abdulla Bin Isa Al-Khalifa TR-AP O’Brien 2. French Fifteen (FR) 9-0 £80,948 ch c by Turtle Bowl - Spring Morning (Ashkalani) O-HH Sheikh Abdullah Bin Khalifa Al Thani B-Aliette Forien, Gilles Forien TR-N Clement 3. Hermival (IRE) 9-0 £40,511 b c by Dubawi - Bibi Karam (Persian Bold) O-HH Sheikh Abdullah Bin Khalifa Al Thani B-Mohammad Al Qatami, H Merry TR-M Delzangles Margins Neck, 2.25. Time 1:42.46 (slow 6.96). Going Good to soft. See race 102.

41 PALACE HOUSE S G3 NEWMARKET. May 5. 3yo+. 5f.

1. MAYSON (GB) 4 9-0 £31,191 b c by Invincible Spirit - Mayleaf (Pivotal) O-David W Armstrong B-Highfield Farm TR-Richard Fahey 2. Definightly (GB) 6 9-0 £11,825 bbr g by Diktat - Perfect Night (Danzig Connection) O/B-S Emmet, Miss R Emmet TR-R Charlton


Dubai Millennium DUBAWI b 2002 Zomaradah

Darshaan KAZEEM b 98 Kanz

1st Dam: Mayleaf by Pivotal. unraced. Dam of 1 winner: 2008: MAYSON (c Invincible Spirit) 4 wins at 2 and 4, Palace House S G3, Abernant S LR, 2nd Ripon Champion 2yo Trophy LR, Wentworth S LR, 3rd Rous S LR, Cammidge Trophy LR.

43 PRIX GREFFULHE G2 SAINT-CLOUD. May 5. 3yoc&f. 2000m.

2nd Dam: Bayleaf by Efisio. 1 win at 2, 2nd Flying Fillies’ S LR. Own sister to Baize. Dam of BATHWICK BEAR (g Kodiac: Ripon Champion 2yo Trophy LR), Folio (g Perugino: 3rd Molecomb S G3) Broodmare Sire: PIVOTAL. Sire of the dams of 9 Stakes winners. In 2012 - MAYSON Invincible Spirit G3, REQUISITION Invincible Spirit LR. The Invincible Spirit/Pivotal cross has produced: MAYSON G3, REQUISITION LR. MAYSON b c 2008 Northern Dancer Pas de Nom Green Desert Sir Ivor Foreign Courier Courtly Dee INVINCIBLE SPIRIT b 97 Sharpen Up Kris Doubly Sure Rafha Artaius Eljazzi Border Bounty Nureyev Polar Falcon Marie d’Argonne Pivotal Cozzene Fearless Revival Stufida MAYLEAF ch 2003 Formidable Efisio Eldoret Bayleaf Bay Express Bayonne Lambay Danzig


Red God


Mr Prospector Con Game Shareef Dancer Colorado Dancer Fall Aspen Shirley Heights Deploy Slightly Dangerous Dancing Brave Jawaher High Tern Mill Reef Shirley Heights Hardiemma Abdos Delsy Kelty Northern Dancer The Minstrel Fleur Rough’n Tumble Treasure Chest Iltis Seeking The Gold

Earned £93,166

COLOUR VISION gr g 2008 Blushing Groom

AL KAZEEM b c 2008

1. AL KAZEEM (GB) 4 8-12 £56,710 b c by Dubawi - Kazeem (Darshaan) O-DJ Deer B-DJ And Mrs Deer TR-R Charlton 2. Quest For Peace (IRE) 4 8-12 £21,500 b c by Galileo - Play Misty For Me (Danehill Dancer) O-OTI Racing B-Macquarie TR-LM Cumani 3. Dunaden (FR) 6 9-3 £10,760 b h by Nicobar - La Marlia (Kaldounevees) O-Pearl Bloodstock Limited B-Count Edouard Decazes TR-M Delzangles Margins 4.5, 1.25. Time 2:39.66 (slow 11.66). Going Good to soft. Starts 8

Wins 3

Places 4

Age 2-3

Starts 4

Wins 4

Places 0

Earned £109,667

Sire: KING’S BEST. Sire of 49 Stakes winners. In 2012 - KESAMPOUR Hernando G2. 1st Dam: KASATANA by Hernando. 2 wins at 3 in France. Dam of 1 winner: 2009: KESAMPOUR (c King’s Best) 4 wins 2-3, Prix Greffulhe G2, Prix Francois Mathet LR. 2nd Dam: KASSIYDA by Mill Reef. 2 wins at 3. Dam of KASSANI (c Alleged: Prix Kergorlay G2), KASSANA (f Shernazar: Prix Minerve G3, 3rd Prix de Malleret G2, Prix de Royallieu G2). Grandam of KASTORIA, CHEETAH. Broodmare Sire: HERNANDO. Sire of the dams of 19 Stakes winners. In 2012 - KESAMPOUR King’s Best G2, CHERRY COLLECT Oratorio G3.

NEWMARKET. May 5. 4yo+. 12f.

Age 2-4

1. KESAMPOUR (FR) 9-2 £61,750 ch c by King’s Best - Kasatana (Hernando) O/B-HH The Aga Khan TR-M Delzangles 2. Albion (GB) 9-2 £23,833 brgr c by With Approval - Alborada (Alzao) O/B-Miss K Rausing TR-A Fabre 3. Eldandy (IRE) 9-2 £11,375 b c by Danehill Dancer - Spinola (Spinning World) O-F Hinojosa, C Laffon-Parias B-Y Milagro, Balmerino Bloodstock TR-C Laffon-Parias Margins Head, 0.5. Time 2:09.40. Going Very soft.

Earned £137,435

KESAMPOUR ch c 2009 Mr Prospector Kingmambo Miesque KING’S BEST b 97 Lombard Allegretta Anatevka Niniski Hernando Whakilyric KASATANA b 04 Mill Reef Kassiyda Kadissya

Raise A Native Gold Digger Nureyev Pasadoble Agio Promised Lady Espresso Almyra Nijinsky Virginia Hills Miswaki Lyrism Never Bend Milan Mill Blushing Groom Kalkeen

2. Starscope (GB) 9-0 £80,948 ch f by Selkirk - Moon Goddess (Rainbow Quest) O/B-Cheveley Park Stud TR-JHM Gosden 3. Maybe (IRE) 9-0 £40,511 b f by Galileo - Sumora (Danehill) O-M Tabor, D Smith, Mrs J Magnier B-Epona Bloodstock Ltd TR-AP O’Brien Margins 9, 1. Time 1:40.45 (slow 4.95). Going Good to soft. Age 2-3

Starts 13

Wins 4

Places 4

Sire: HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR. Sire of 12 Stakes winners. In 2012 - HOMECOMING QUEEN Diesis G1, ROLLOUT THE CARPET Red Ransom G2. 1st Dam: Lagrion by Diesis. Own sister to Pure Genius. Dam of 7 winners: 1994: TULSA (g Priolo) Winner at 5. 1995: Bold Legacy (g Mujtahid) 1996: CARLO BANK (c Lahib) 12 wins in Italy. 1998: Kilkenny (c Namaqualand) 1999: QUEEN’S LOGIC (f Grand Lodge) Champion 2yo filly in Europe in 2001. 5 wins at 2 and 3, Cheveley Park S G1. Dam of LADY OF THE DESERT (Diadem S G2, Lowther S G2, 2nd Betfred Sprint Cup G1, Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp G1, 3rd Cheveley Park S G1). 2000: CHATIFA (f Titus Livius) Winner at 3. 2001: STRIDES OF FIRE (g General Monash) 2 wins over hurdles. 2003: DYLAN THOMAS (c Danehill) Champion 3yo in Europe in 2006 (9.5-10.5f.), Champion older horse in Europe in 2007 (11-13f.). 10 wins at 2 to 4, Irish Derby G1, Irish Champion S G1 (twice), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth S G1, Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe G1, Prix Ganay G1, 2nd Tattersalls Gold Cup G1, Juddmonte International S G1, Prince of Wales’s S G1, 3rd Derby S G1. Sire. 2005: Love To Dance (f Sadler’s Wells) 3rd Blandford S G2. 2007: Remember When (f Danehill Dancer) 2nd Oaks S G1. 2009: HOMECOMING QUEEN (f Holy Roman Emperor) 4 wins at 2 and 3, 1000 Guineas G1, Leopardstown 1000 Guineas Trial S G3, Silken Glider S LR, 2nd C L Weld Park S G3. 2nd Dam: Wrap It Up by Mount Hagen. Dam of Pure Genius (c Diesis: 2nd Middle Park S G1). Broodmare Sire: DIESIS. Sire of the dams of 88 Stakes winners. In 2012 - HOMECOMING QUEEN Holy Roman Emperor G1. HOMECOMING QUEEN b f 2009 Danzig Danehill Razyana HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR b 04 Secretariat L’On Vite Fanfreluche Sharpen Up Diesis Doubly Sure LAGRION ch 89

Sire: DUBAWI. Sire of 42 Stakes winners. In 2012 MONTEROSSO Barathea G1, AL KAZEEM Darshaan G2, FOX HUNT Sadler’s Wells G3.

Mount Hagen

44 DAHLIA S G3 NEWMARKET. May 6. 4yo+f&m. 9f.

1st Dam: Kazeem by Darshaan. ran 3 times at 2 and 3. Own sister to Treasurer. Dam of 3 winners: 2003: (f Medicean) 2004: AZEEMA (f Averti) Winner at 3. Broodmare. 2005: King’s Kazeem (f King’s Best) 2006: PARK LANE (g Royal Applause) 3 wins. 2007: Fire Up (f Motivator) 2008: AL KAZEEM (c Dubawi) 3 wins at 2 to 4, Jockey Club S G2, 2nd Great Voltigeur S G2, St Simon S G3,Arc Trial G3. 2009: Sanctioned (g Authorized) unraced to date. 2010: (c Royal Applause)

1. IZZI TOP (GB) 4 9-1 £31,191 b f by Pivotal - Zee Zee Top (Zafonic) O-Helena Springfield Ltd B-Meon Valley Stud TR-JHM Gosden 2. Captivator (GB) 5 8-12 £11,825 gr m by Motivator - Cashew (Sharrood) O-Lord Vestey B-Stowell Park TR-JR Fanshawe 3. Primevere (IRE) 4 8-12 £5,918 ch f by Singspiel - Tree Peony (Woodman) O-AE Oppenheimer B-Hascombe And Valiant Studs TR-R Charlton Margins 1.25, 0.5. Time 1:56.38 (slow 8.38). Going Good to soft. See race 72.

2nd Dam: KANZ by The Minstrel. 2 wins at 2 and 3 Princess Elizabeth S G3, 2nd Yorkshire Oaks G1. Dam of Treasurer (c Darshaan: 3rd Peter Pan S G2)

45 1000 GUINEAS S G1

Broodmare Sire: DARSHAAN. Sire of the dams of 178 Stakes winners. In 2012 - AL KAZEEM Dubawi G2, SANDAGIYR Dr Fong G3, KISSED Galileo LR, MONTPELIER Ad Valorem LR, VITA NOVA Galileo LR, SOURABAD Halling LR.

1. HOMECOMING QUEEN (IRE) 9-0 £213,513 b f by Holy Roman Emperor - Lagrion (Diesis) O-Mrs J Magnier, D Smith, M Tabor B-Tower Bloodstock TR-AP O’Brien

NEWMARKET. May 6. 3yof. 8f.

Earned £278,708

Wrap It Up Doc Nan

Northern Dancer Pas de Nom His Majesty Spring Adieu Bold Ruler Somethingroyal Northern Dancer Ciboulette Atan Rocchetta Reliance II Soft Angels Bold Bidder Moonmadness Francis S Betty W

Often, when a horse wins a major race, the first instinct is to give much of the credit to its sire. But perhaps the credit should go largely to Homecoming Queen’s dam Lagrion following the filly’s remarkable ninelength victory in the 1,000 Guineas. Lagrion has progeny by an unusually wide range of stallions. After the daughter of Diesis visited Grand Lodge at a fee of IR10,000gns, her next two visits were to minor stallions standing at IR4,000gns and IR£2,250. However, her Grand Lodge filly Queen’s Logic showed such talent during her unbeaten juvenile campaign that she shared second place on the 2001 International Classifications, her rating of 122 being bettered only by the


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Caulfield on Homecoming Queen: “The Guineas heroine is the first Group 1 winner by Holy Roman Emperor, who ended 2006 rated the second-best two-year-old in Europe”

extraordinary Johannesburg. Queen’s Logic’s win in the Gr1 Cheveley Park Stakes earned Lagrion much better opportunities and the mare has regularly justified this promotion. Her 2002 covering by Danehill produced the first-rate Dylan Thomas, who numbered the Irish Derby, King George and Arc among his six Gr1 victories. Lagrion’s highlytried Danehill Dancer filly Remember When finished a close fourth in the 2010 Irish 1,000 Guineas and led coming to the final furlong of Snow Fairy’s Oaks. Now, thanks to Homecoming Queen, Lagrion’s total of Gr1 winners has increased to three, by three different stallions (albeit all members of the Danzig male line). Remarkably, Lagrion failed to win in 14 attempts but her brother Pure Genius did much better. After finishing second in the Gr1 Middle Park Stakes, he ran respectably in the 2,000 Guineas. Diesis’s brother Kris also did well with this family. His matings with Gift Wrapped, a Group-winning halfsister to Homecoming Queen’s second dam, produced Reach, winner of the Gr2 Royal Lodge Stakes, and Wrapping, a close second in the Gr1 Oaks d’Italia. Homecoming Queen is by a son of Danehill and is therefore a threeparts-sister to Dylan Thomas. She is the first Gr1 winner by Holy Roman Emperor, who ended 2006 officially rated the second-best two-year-old in Europe, just 1lb below his narrow Dewhurst Stakes conqueror Teofilo. Unfortunately Holy Roman Emperor was denied his chance of tackling the 2,000 Guineas, having been retired two months before the Classic to substitute for the sub-fertile George Washington at Coolmore. Homecoming Queen isn’t his first ultra-tough daughter with Classic ability, as he also sired Banimpire, a short-head second in the Irish Oaks. 46 PREIS DES BANKHAUSES METZLER G3 FRANKFURT. May 6. 3yo. 2000m.

1. NOVELLIST (IRE) 9-2 £26,667 b c by Monsun - Night Lagoon (Lagunas) O-Dr C Berglar B-Dr C Berglar TR-A Wohler 2. All Shamar (GB) 9-2 £9,167 b c by Shamardal - All Glory (Alzao) O-Stall Pregel B-DR Tucker TR-W Hickst 3. Mano Diao (GB) 9-2 £4,583 br c by Authorized - Messina (Dashing Blade) O-WH Sport International B-Gestut Brummerhof TR-M Hofer Margins 6, neck. Time 2:11.27. Going Good to soft. Age 2-3

Starts 2

Wins 2

Places 0

Earned £5,086

Sire: MONSUN. Sire of 91 Stakes winners. In 2012 ATEMPO Tiger Hill G2, NOVELLIST Lagunas G3, WALDLERCHE Mark of Esteem G3, AIZAVOSKI Alzao LR, KAILANI Zinaad LR, TERTULLUS Be My Guest LR.

2009: NOVELLIST (c Monsun) Sold 84,281gns yearling at BBAGS. 2 wins at 2 and 3 in Germany, Fruhjahrs-Preis des Bankhauses Metzler G3. 2010: (c Dalakhani) 2011: (f Selkirk) 2nd Dam: NENUPHAR by Night Shift. 3 wins at 2 and 3 in Germany Dusseldorfer BMW Preis LR. Dam of NIGHT LAGOON (see above), NIGHT TANGO (c Acatenango: Grosser Freiberger Premium-Preis LR, Summer Trophy LR, 2nd Deutsches Derby G1). Broodmare Sire: LAGUNAS. Sire of the dams of 23 Stakes winners. In 2012 - NOVELLIST Monsun G3. The Monsun/Lagunas cross has produced: NOVELLIST G3, Litalia G2, Lysander LR.

Dschingis Khan Konigsstuhl Konigskronung MONSUN br 90 Surumu Mosella Monasia Ile de Bourbon Lagunas Liranga NIGHT LAGOON b 01 Night Shift Nenuphar Narola

BERLIN-HOPPEGARTEN. May 6. 4yo+. 3200m.

1. ALTANO (GER) 6 9-2 £26,667 b g by Galileo - Alanda (Lando) O-Dr I Hornig B-Gestut Ittlingen TR-A Wohler 2. Tres Rock Danon (FR) 6 9-2 £9,167 b h by Rock of Gibraltar - Tres Ravi (Monsun) O-Stall D’Angelo B-Haras De Chevotel, Morton Bloodstock TR-W Hickst 3. Earlsalsa (GER) 8 8-11 £4,583 b g by Kingsalsa - Earthly Paradise (Dashing Blade) O-Stall Blankenese B-H Gutschow TR-C Von Der Recke Margins Neck, 2. Time 3:36.80. Going Good. Wins 8

Places 7

Earned £76,088

Sire: GALILEO. Sire of 109 Stakes winners. In 2012 - IGUGU Intikhab G1, NIWOT Noble Bijou G1, MAHBOOBA Red Ransom G2, MIKHAIL GLINKA Mark of Esteem G2, ALTANO Lando G3, IMPERIAL MONARCH Slip Anchor G3. 1st Dam: Alanda by Lando. unraced. Dam of 1 winner: 2006: ALTANO (c Galileo) 8 wins at 4 and 5 in France, Germany, Italy, Premio St Leger Italiano G3, Oleander Rennen G3. 2008: Araldo (c High Chaparral) 2009: (c Nayef) 2010: Alito (c Big Shuffle) unraced to date. 2011: (c Medicean)

Starts 22

Wins 2

Places 4

Broodmare Sire: LANDO. Sire of the dams of 6 Stakes winners. In 2012 - ALTANO Galileo G3. ALTANO b g 2006 Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge Miswaki Urban Sea Allegretta Acatenango Lando Laurea ALANDA b 01 Surumu Arastou



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

Earned £84,335

Sire: DANEHILL DANCER. Sire of 136 Stakes winners. In 2012 - ATOMIC FORCE Luskin Star G1, STEPS IN TIME O’Reilly G2, CHRYSANTHEMUM Sadler’s Wells G3, WINDSOR PALACE Mr Prospector G3. 1st Dam: SIMAAT by Mr Prospector. Winner at 3. Dam of 8 winners: 1995: SHART (c Last Tycoon) 10 wins 4-7 in Spain. 1996: SAMUT (f Danehill) Winner at 2. Dam of IUTURNA (Criterium Labronico LR, Premio Ubaldo Pandolfi LR). 1997: Attasliyah (f Marju) unraced. Dam of RABATASH Round Tower S G3). 1998: Al Ihsas (f Danehill) 2 wins at 3, 2nd Queen Mary S G3. 1999: Sumut (g Hamas) ran a few times and ran once in a NH Flat Race and over hurdles. 2000: Makam (f Green Desert) Winner at 3 in USA, 2nd CTT & T.B. Owners of California H LR. 2001: MUNAAWASHAT (f Marju) 5 wins at 2 to 4. 2003: ANNA KARENINA (f Green Desert) 2 wins at 3 and 4, Victor McCalmont S LR. 2004: Sidereus (c Grand Lodge) 5 wins in Italy, 2nd Premio Roma Vecchia LR. 2005: WINDSOR PALACE (c Danehill Dancer) Sold 229,884gns yearling at GOOY1. 2 wins 2-7, Mooresbridge S G3, 3rd Gladness S G3, Trigo S LR, Ruby S LR. 2007: Decimus Meridius (g Danehill Dancer) 2010: (c Duke of Marmalade) 2nd Dam: Satiety by Our Native. 6 wins 3-5 in USA, 2nd Fleur de Lis H. Own sister to ROCKHILL NATIVE. Grandam of BRIGHTIA PULSE, WHY TONTO, PRETTY MEADOW, BECAUSE I’M GOLD, Why So Quiet, Blond Hair, Que Bonita. Third dam of SEATTLE BORDERS, Gie. Broodmare Sire: MR PROSPECTOR. Sire of the dams of 313 Stakes winners. In 2012 GEMOLOGIST Tiznow G1, ATYEB Rock of Gibraltar G3, WINDSOR PALACE Danehill Dancer G3. WINDSOR PALACE b h 2005 Danzig Danehill Razyana DANEHILL DANCER b 93

2nd Dam: ARASTOU by Surumu. Champion 3yo filly in Germany in 1992. 4 wins at 3, Preis der Hannoverschen Sparkassen - VGH G3, Deutscher Buchmacher Stutenpreis G3, 2nd Preis der Diana G2. Dam of ABITARA (f Rainbow Quest: Prix de Pomone G2), Adito (c Konigsstuhl: 2nd Grosser Preis von Dahlwitz G3).


1st Dam: NIGHT LAGOON by Lagunas. Champion 2yr old filly in Germany in 2003. 2 wins at 2 in Germany, Preis der Winterkonigin G3. Dam of 4 winners: 2006: NAVAJO DANCER (c Montjeu) 2 wins at 3 in Germany. 2007: NAVAJO QUEEN (f Monsun) Winner at 3 in Germany. 2008: NAVAJO STORM (c Monsun) Winner at 3 in Germany.

Tamerlane Donna Diana Tiepoletto Kronung Literat Surama Authi Monacensia Nijinsky Roseliere Literat Love In Northern Dancer Ciboulette Nebos Nubia


Starts 18

CURRAGH. May 7. 4yo+. 10f.

1. WINDSOR PALACE (IRE) 7 9-3 £39,271 b h by Danehill Dancer - Simaat (Mr Prospector) O-Derrick Smith B-King Bloodstock TR-AP O’Brien 2. St Nicholas Abbey (IRE) 5 9-8 £11,479 b h by Montjeu - Leaping Water (Sure Blade) O-Derrick Smith B-Barton Bloodstock, Villiers Syndicate TR-AP O’Brien 3. Sharestan (IRE) 4 9-3 £5,438 b c by Shamardal - Sharesha (Ashkalani) O-HH The Aga Khan B-HH The Aga Khan’s Studs SC TR-John M Oxx Margins 1, 1.5. Time 2:19.47. Going Soft. Age 2-7

NOVELLIST b c 2009

Age 3-5


Sharpen Up Mira Adonde Lettre d’Amour Raise A Native Mr Prospector Gold Digger SIMAAT b 90 Our Native Satiety Beanery

Northern Dancer Pas de Nom His Majesty Spring Adieu Atan Rocchetta Caro Lianga Native Dancer Raise You Nashua Sequence Exclusive Native Our Jackie Cavan Full O’ Beans

49 ATHASI S G3 CURRAGH. May 7. 3yo+f&m. 7f.

1. GOSSAMER SEED (IRE) 4 9-9 £39,271 ro f by Choisir - Light And Airy (Linamix) O-O Finetto B-P Byrne TR-John Joseph Murphy 2. Bulbul (IRE) 3 8-11 £11,479 b f by Shamardal - Oriental Fashion (Marju) O-Hadi Al-Tajir B-Hadi Al-Tajir TR-K Prendergast 3. Ishvana (IRE) 3 8-11 £5,438 b f by Holy Roman Emperor - Song of The Sea (Bering) O/B-Mrs AM O’Brien TR-AP O’Brien Margins 4.75, 2.25. Time 1:34.11. Going Soft to heavy.

Age 2-4

Starts 13

Wins 3

Places 3

Earned £68,105

Sire: CHOISIR. Sire of 38 Stakes winners. In 2012 CHOICE BRO Palace Music G1, GOSSAMER SEED Linamix G3, PSYCHOLOGIST Danzero G3. 1st Dam: Light And Airy by Linamix. unraced. Dam of 3 winners: 2006: JAGO RIVER (g Milan) Winner over hurdles. 2007: QUESTI AMORI (c Choisir) 7 wins 2-4 in Italy. 2008: GOSSAMER SEED (f Choisir) Sold 923gns yearling at GBSEP, 50,000gns 3yo at TAJUL. 3 wins 2-4, Athasi S G3. 2009: Write The Future (c High Chaparral) 2010: (f High Chaparral) 2nd Dam: LIGHT FRESH AIR by Rahy. 2 wins at 2 and 3 in France Prix Solitude LR. Broodmare Sire: LINAMIX. Sire of the dams of 58 Stakes winners. In 2012 - ZINABAA Anabaa Blue G2, COLOMBIAN Azamour G3, GOSSAMER SEED Choisir G3. The Choisir/Linamix cross has produced: CLONDINNERY G2, GOSSAMER SEED G3. GOSSAMER SEED ro f 2008 Danehill Danehill Dancer Mira Adonde CHOISIR ch 99 Lunchtime Great Selection Pensive Mood Mendez Linamix Lunadix LIGHT AND AIRY gr 00 Rahy Light Fresh Air Worood

Danzig Razyana Sharpen Up Lettre d’Amour Silly Season Great Occasion Biscay Staid Bellypha Miss Carina Breton Lutine Blushing Groom Glorious Song Vaguely Noble Farouche

50 PRIX D’HEDOUVILLE G3 LONGCHAMP. May 8. 4yo+. 2400m.

1. ALLIED POWERS (IRE) 7 8-11 £33,333 b g by Invincible Spirit - Always Friendly (High Line) O-David Fish, Edward Ware B-Saad Bin Mishrif TR-MLW Bell 2. Solemia (IRE) 4 8-8 £13,333 b f by Poliglote - Brooklyn’s Dance (Shirley Heights) O/B-Wertheimer et Frere TR-C Laffon-Parias 3. Molly Malone (FR) 4 8-6 £10,000 b f by Lomitas - Moonlight Melody (Law Society) O-Dieter Burkle B-Dieter Burkle TR-M Delzangles Margins Head, 3. Time 2:45.10 (slow 14.60). Going Very soft. Age 2-7

Starts 34

Wins 8

Places 12

Earned £287,608

Sire: INVINCIBLE SPIRIT. Sire of 53 Stakes winners. In 2012 - SPIRIT SONG Kingston Rule G2, ALLIED POWERS High Line G3, MAYSON Pivotal G3. 1st Dam: ALWAYS FRIENDLY by High Line. 3 wins at 3 and 5, Princess Royal S G3, 2nd Prix Royal Oak G1. Dam of 6 winners: 1996: DANE FRIENDLY (c Danehill) 3 wins at 4 and 6 in Italy, Premio Ribot G2, 2nd Premio Vittorio di Capua G1. Sire. 1998: Arabie (g Polish Precedent) 3 wins at 3 and 7, 2nd Wolferton Rated S LR. 1999: Mackenzie’s Friend (f Selkirk) unraced. Dam of Sallen (f Oratorio: 2 wins at 2 in France, 3rd Prix Vulcain LR) 2000: (c Polish Precedent). Died as a yearling. 2001: IMPARTIAL (g Polish Precedent) 3 wins. 2003: WARSAW PACT (g Polish Precedent) 9 wins. 2005: ALLIED POWERS (g Invincible Spirit) Sold 62,000gns yearling at TAOC1, 220,000gns 3yo at TAAUT. 8 wins, Grand Prix de Chantilly G2, Prix d’Hedouville G3 (twice), Braveheart S LR, 2nd York S G2, John Porter S G3, Ormonde S G3, Kilternan S G3, 3rd Grand Prix de Chantilly G2, Oyster S LR. 2007: La Chicana (f Invincible Spirit) 2009: Eastern Sun (c Kodiac) 2 wins at 2 and 3, 3rd Craven S G3, Solario S G3. 2010: (f Redback)


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European Pattern 2nd Dam: Wise Speculation by Mr Prospector. ran 3 times at 2 and 3. Dam of ALWAYS FRIENDLY (f High Line, see above), Hawkes Run (g Hernando: 3rd Finale Junior Hurdle G1). Broodmare Sire: HIGH LINE. Sire of the dams of 52 Stakes winners. In 2012 - ALLIED POWERS Invincible Spirit G3. ALLIED POWERS b g 2005 Danzig Green Desert Foreign Courier INVINCIBLE SPIRIT b 97 Kris Rafha Eljazzi High Hat High Line Time Call ALWAYS FRIENDLY ch 88 Mr Prospector Wise Speculation Wisdom

Northern Dancer Pas de Nom Sir Ivor Courtly Dee Sharpen Up Doubly Sure Artaius Border Bounty Hyperion Madonna Chanteur II Aleria Raise A Native Gold Digger Hail To Reason Taken Aback

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

1. MARCRET (ITY) 5 9-0 £31,191 b h by Martino Alonso - Love Secret (Secreto) O-Dr Marwan Koukash B-Azienda Agricola Antezzante SRL TR-Marco Botti 2. Myplacelater (GB) 5 8-11 £11,825 ch m by Where Or When - Star Welcome (Most Welcome) O-Dr Marwan Koukash B-Mrs NA Ward TR-Richard Fahey 3. Wigmore Hall (IRE) 5 9-7 £5,918 b g by High Chaparral - Love And Laughter (Theatrical) O-MB Hawtin B-K And Mrs Cullen TR-MLW Bell Margins 0.50, 1.25. Time 2:19.30 (slow 11.10). Going Soft. Age 2-5

Starts 27

Wins 11

Places 11

Earned £193,989

Sire: MARTINO ALONSO. Sire of 8 Stakes winners. In 2012 - MARCRET Secreto G3. 1st Dam: LOVE SECRET by Secreto. 7 wins at 2 to 4 in Italy, Premio Torricola LR, 3rd Premio Regina Elena G2. Dam of 8 winners: 1998: ELLIOT NESS (c Lycius) 2 wins at 3 in Italy. 1999: Cat Secret (c Catrail) unraced. 2000: TONALE (c Charnwood Forest) Winner at 3 in Italy. 2001: SHINKA (f Shinko Forest) 12 wins 2-5 in Italy. 2002: SECRET PEKAN (f Sri Pekan) Winner at 2 in Italy. 2003: Victory Dream (f Spectrum) Unplaced. 2004: BIG LOVE (c Grand Lodge) 7 wins 3-7 in Italy. 2005: Love Desert (c Desert Prince) Unplaced. 2006: Secret Ridge (f Indian Ridge) 6 wins 3-4, 3rd Premio Enrico Camici LR. 2007: MARCRET (c Martino Alonso) 11 wins 2-5, Huxley S G3, 3rd Premio Ribot G2, Al Rashidiya S G2, Premio del Piazzale G3, Premio Signorino LR. 2008: SOLOMAR (c Martino Alonso) 5 wins 2-4 in Italy. 2010: Vespero (c Stroll) unraced to date. 2nd Dam: LADY ASTERISK by J O Tobin. 2 wins in USA. Dam of SIR PUMPKIN (c Pumpkin Moonshine: Clasico Copa Papagallo LR), LOVE SECRET (f Secreto, see above). Broodmare Sire: SECRETO. Sire of the dams of 39 SWs. In 2012 - MARCRET Martino Alonso G3. MARCRET b h 2007 Try My Best Mill Princess Marju Artaius Flame of Tara Welsh Flame MARTINO ALONSO b 94 Stop The Music Cure The Blues Quick Cure Cheerful Note The Minstrel Strident Note Furioso Nearctic Northern Dancer Natalma Secreto Secretariat Betty’s Secret Betty Loraine LOVE SECRET b 92 Never Bend J O Tobin Hill Shade Lady Asterisk Bronze Babu Patty’s Fault Mabaw Last Tycoon


2010: Montferrat (c Invincible Spirit) unraced to date. 2011: (c Invincible Spirit)

52 CHESTER VASE G3 CHESTER. May 10. 3yoc&g. 12f 66yds.

1. MICKDAAM (IRE) 8-12 £31,191 b c by Dubawi - Ribot’s Guest (Be My Guest) O-Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum B-Victor Stud Bloodstock Ltd TR-Richard Fahey 2. Model Pupil (GB) 8-12 £11,825 b c by Sinndar - Modesta (Sadler’s Wells) O-K Abdullah B-Juddmonte Farms TR-Charles Hills 3. Call To Battle (IRE) 8-12 £5,918 b c by King’s Best - Dance The Classics (Sadler’s Wells) O-Neil Jones B-Abergwaun Farms TR-John M Oxx Margins Nose, 1.5. Time 2:50.01 (slow 15.21). Going Soft. Age 2-3

Starts 9

Wins 3

Places 4

1st Dam: Ribot’s Guest by Be My Guest. ran on the flat in Italy at 3. Dam of 3 winners: 2000: Silvertine (f Alzao). Broodmare. 2001: KINNAIRD (f Dr Devious) 6 wins 2-4, Prix de l’Opera G1. 2002: Invisible Quest (f Intikhab) Unplaced. 2003: Chief Guest (c Namid) ran on the flat in UAE. 2005: TOURISM (c Dubai Destination) Winner at 3. 2006: Bounty Star (f Fasliyev) unraced. 2008: Warshah (f Shamardal) unraced. 2009: MICKDAAM (c Dubawi) Sold 72,000gns foal at TADEF, 360,000gns yearling at TAOC1. 3 wins 2-3, Chester Vase G3, Al Bastakiya LR, 2nd Dubal UAE 2000 Guineas G3. 2010: (f Invincible Spirit) 2nd Dam: RAYSIYA by Cure The Blues. 3 wins at 3. Dam of RAYSIZA (f Alzao: Premio Alberto Zanoletti di Rozzano LR), Razana (f Kahyasi: 2nd G P Conseil General de Loire Atlantique LR). Grandam of RYAN, SALFORD MILL, Ovambo, Highland Daughter. Broodmare Sire: BE MY GUEST. Sire of the dams of 119 SWs. In 2012 - MICKDAAM Dubawi G3. MICKDAAM b c 2009


Be My Guest RIBOT’S GUEST ch 94 Raysiya

SAINT BAUDOLINO b c 2009 Northern Dancer Special Jefferson Marie d’Argonne Mohair Caro Cozzene Ride The Trails Bustino Stufida Zerbinetta Hail To Reason Halo Cosmah Understanding Wishing Well Mountain Flower Raise A Native Mr Prospector Gold Digger Lyphard Lypatia Hypatia Nureyev Polar Falcon PIVOTAL ch 93 Fearless Revival

Sunday Silence ALESSANDRIA b 2003 Tereshkova

54 DEE S G3 CHESTER. May 11. 3yoc&g. 10f 75yds.

1. ASTROLOGY (IRE) 8-12 £31,191 b c by Galileo - Ask For The Moon (Dr Fong) O-Derrick Smith B-A-Mark Racing Et Al TR-AP O’Brien 2. Oxford Charley (USA) 8-12 £11,825 b c by Lemon Drop Kid - La Sarto (Cormorant) O-Eastwind Racing Ltd, Martha Trussell B-Robert Estill Courtney Jr TR-Mikael Magnusson 3. Kingsdesire (IRE) 8-12 £5,918 b c by King’s Best - Lucky Clio (Key of Luck) O-Giuliano Manfredini B-Mrs Cherry Faeste TR-Marco Botti Margins 11, 5. Time 2:21.57 (slow 13.37). Going Soft.

53 PRIX DE GUICHE G3 CHANTILLY. May 11. 3yoc. 1800m.

1. SAINT BAUDOLINO (IRE) 9-2 £33,333 b c by Pivotal - Alessandria (Sunday Silence) O-Godolphin SNC B-Darley TR-A Fabre 2. Sofast (FR) 9-2 £13,333 ch c by Rock of Gibraltar - Beautifix (Bering) O/B-Wertheimer et Frere TR-F Head 3. Mandour (USA) 9-2 £10,000 ch c by Smart Strike - Mandesha (Desert Style) O/B-Princess Zahra Aga Khan TR-A de Royer-Dupre Margins Short neck, neck. Time 1:57.80. Going Soft.

Age 2-3

Starts 4

Wins 2

Places 2

Starts 4

Wins 2

Places 2

Earned £53,416

1st Dam: ASK FOR THE MOON by Dr Fong. 5 wins at 2 and 3 in France, Prix Saint-Alary G1. Dam of 1 winner: 2007: Moon Giant (f Giant’s Causeway) unraced. 2008: Causeway Queen (f Giant’s Causeway) unraced. 2009: ASTROLOGY (c Galileo) Sold 400,000gns foal at TADEF. 2 wins at 2 and 3, Dee S G3, 3rd Futurity S G2, Autumn S G3. 2010: Titus Titan (c Holy Roman Emperor) unraced. 2011: (f Galileo) 2nd Dam: LUNE ROUGE by Unfuwain. 1 win at 3 in France. Dam of ASK FOR THE MOON (f Dr Fong, see above). Broodmare Sire: DR FONG. Sire of the dams of 5 Stakes winners. In 2012 - ASTROLOGY Galileo G3. ASTROLOGY b c 2009 Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge GALILEO b 98

Sire: PIVOTAL. Sire of 95 Stakes winners. In 2012 AFRICAN STORY Gone West G2, AMANEE Woodman G2, IZZI TOP Zafonic G3, SAINT BAUDOLINO Sunday Silence G3.

Miswaki Urban Sea Allegretta Kris S Dr Fong

1st Dam: ALESSANDRIA by Sunday Silence. 2 wins at 2 and 3. Dam of 1 winner: 2008: Herculanus (c Pivotal) Unplaced. 2009: SAINT BAUDOLINO (c Pivotal) 2 wins at 3 in France, Prix de Guiche G3.

Earned £52,332

Sire: GALILEO. Sire of 110 Stakes winners. In 2012 - IGUGU Intikhab G1, NIWOT Noble Bijou G1, MAHBOOBA Red Ransom G2, MIKHAIL GLINKA Mark of Esteem G2, ALTANO Lando G3, ASTROLOGY Dr Fong G3, IMPERIAL MONARCH Slip Anchor G3, LINTON Centaine G3.

Northern Dancer

Age 3

CHESTER. May 11. 4yo+. 13f 89yds.

1. MEMPHIS TENNESSEE (IRE) 4 9-0 £39,697 b c by Hurricane Run - Hit The Sky (Cozzene) O-Mrs J Magnier, M Tabor, D Smith B-Kilfrush Stud TR-AP O’Brien 2. Vivacious Vivienne (IRE) 6 8-11 £15,050 b m by Dubai Destination - Epistoliere (Alzao) O-Mrs Joan Kinsella B-Max Morris TR-Donal Kinsella 3. Calico Cat (GB) 4 9-0 £7,532 b g by Tiger Hill - Gossamer (Sadler’s Wells) O-Chris Beek Racing B-Darley TR-Alastair Lidderdale Margins 4, 1.25. Time 3:08.73 (slow 19.73). Going Soft. Age 2-4

Starts 6

Wins 2

Places 3

Spring Flight ASK FOR THE MOON b 01 Unfuwain Lune Rouge Luvia

Nearctic Natalma Bold Reason Special Mr Prospector Hopespringseternal Lombard Anatevka Roberto Sharp Queen Miswaki Coco La Investment Northern Dancer Height of Fashion Cure The Blues Lucaya

Earned £225,100

Sire: HURRICANE RUN. Sire of 11 Stakes winners. In 2012 - MEMPHIS TENNESSEE Cozzene G3. 1st Dam: Hit The Sky by Cozzene. unraced. Dam of 3 winners: 2006: RAIN OF MELODY (c Night Shift) 5 wins 3-6 in France. 2007: ROYAL BENCH (c Whipper) 4 wins at 2 and 3 in France, Prix Daniel Wildenstein G2, 2nd Hong Kong Mile G1. 2008: MEMPHIS TENNESSEE (c Hurricane Run) Sold 72,000gns foal at TADEF, 150,000gns yearling at TAOC1. 2 wins at 2 and 4, Ormonde S G3, 2nd Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial S G2, 3rd Irish Derby G1. 2009: Hidden Flame (c Barathea) 2011: (f Whipper) 2nd Dam: CERULEAN SKY by Darshaan. 3 wins, Prix Saint-Alary G1, 2nd EP Taylor S G1, 3rd Prix Vermeille G1. Own sister to L’ANCRESSE and Qaatef. Dam of HONOLULU (c Montjeu: Doncaster Cup G2, 3rd St Leger S G1). Broodmare Sire: COZZENE. Sire of the dams of 45 Stakes winners. In 2012 - JACKSON Dynasty G1, MEMPHIS TENNESSEE Hurricane Run G3. MEMPHIS TENNESSEE b c 2008 Sadler’s Wells Montjeu Floripedes

Mr Prospector Con Game Shareef Dancer Colorado Dancer Fall Aspen Shirley Heights Deploy Slightly Dangerous Dancing Brave Jawaher High Tern Nearctic Northern Dancer Natalma Tudor Minstrel What A Treat Rare Treat Stop The Music Cure The Blues Quick Cure St Paddy Rilasa Sarila

Seeking The Gold

DUBAWI b 2002

Broodmare Sire: SUNDAY SILENCE. Sire of the dams of 102 SWs. In 2012 - MORE JOYOUS More Than Ready G1, FEDERALIST Empire Maker G2, SILPORT White Muzzle G2, TO THE GLORY King Kamehameha G2, ALL THAT JAZZ Tanino Gimlet G3, MEINER LACRIMA Chief Bearhart G3, QUIET OASIS Oasis Dream G3, SAINT BAUDOLINO Pivotal G3, SILENT MELODY Symboli Kris S G3.

Earned £290,298

Sire: DUBAWI. Sire of 42 Stakes winners. In 2012 MONTEROSSO Barathea G1, AL KAZEEM Darshaan G2, FOX HUNT Sadler’s Wells G3, MICKDAAM Be My Guest G3.

Dubai Millennium

2nd Dam: TERESHKOVA by Mr Prospector. 6 wins, Prix de Cabourg G3, 2nd Moyglare Stud S G1, 3rd Prix Morny G1. Own sister to LYCIUS. Dam of Kriskova (c Kris S: 3rd Stardom S LR).


HURRICANE RUN b 02 Surumu Hold On Hone Caro Cozzene Ride The Trails HIT THE SKY b 02 Darshaan Cerulean Sky Solo de Lune

Northern Dancer Fairy Bridge Top Ville Toute Cy Literat Surama Sharpen Up Lucy Fortino II Chambord Prince John Wildwook Shirley Heights Delsy Law Society Truly Special

56 CHARTWELL S G3 LINGFIELD PARK. May 12. 3yo+f&m. 7f.

1. CHACHAMAIDEE (IRE) 5 9-3 £31,191 b m by Footstepsinthesand - Canterbury Lace (Danehill) O-RAH Evans B-Cheval Court Stud TR-Sir Henry Cecil 2. Night Lily (IRE) 6 9-3 £11,825 b m by Night Shift - Kedross (King of Kings) O-K Snell B-Keith Wills TR-Paul d’Arcy 3. Dysphonia (AUS) 6 9-3 £5,918 b m by Lonhro - Stutter (Night Shift) O-Godolphin B-Woodlands Stud NSW TR-Saeed bin Suroor Margins 1.25, 1.25. Time 1:23.30 (slow 0.50). Going Standard. Age 2-5

Starts 16

Wins 5

Places 7

Earned £201,239

Sire: FOOTSTEPSINTHESAND. Sire of 13 Stakes winners. In 2012 - INFILTRADA Lode G2, CHACHAMAIDEE Danehill G3. 1st Dam: Canterbury Lace by Danehill. unraced. Own sister to ALEXANDER OF HALES and Chevalier. Dam of 2 winners: 2005: MAYBE I WILL (f Hawk Wing) 4 wins at 2 and 3. Broodmare. 2006: Miss Kittyhawk (f Hawk Wing)


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Caulfield on Lucayan: “His second dam failed to win and has yet to produce a black-type performer, but his third dam had the considerable distinction of being a half-sister to Miesque”

2007: CHACHAMAIDEE (f Footstepsinthesand) Sold 130,000gns foal at TADEF, 135,000gns yearling at TAOC1. 5 wins 2-5, Oak Tree S G3, Chartwell S G3, Michael Seely Memorial Stakes LR, 2nd Sun Chariot S G1, Challenge S G2, Windsor Forest S G2, Valiant S LR, 3rd Sceptre S G3, Dahlia S G3, Albany S G3. 2009: Hassle (c Montjeu) unraced to date. 2010: (f Hurricane Run) 2011: (f Footstepsinthesand)

at 3, Prix Solitude LR, 3rd Prix d’Harcourt G2. Dam of Ikat (f Pivotal, see above).

2nd Dam: LEGEND MAKER by Sadler’s Wells. 2 wins at 3, Prix de Royaumont G3, 3rd Prix de Pomone G2. Dam of VIRGINIA WATERS (f Kingmambo: 1000 Guineas G1, 3rd Matron S G1), ALEXANDER OF HALES (c Danehill: Gallinule S G3, 2nd Irish Derby G1), Chief Lone Eagle (c Giant’s Causeway: 2nd Tetrarch S G3), Chevalier (c Danehill: 2nd Criterium International G1). Grandam of EMPEROR CLAUDIUS, QERTAAS.

1. SURVEY (GER) 9-2 £26,667 b f by Big Shuffle - Shadow Queen (Lando) O-Eckhard Sauren B-R Lerner TR-M Hofer 2. Ilena (GER) 9-2 £9,167 b f by Areion - Incita (Royal Solo) O/B-Gestut Evershorst TR-Dr A Bolte 3. Paraisa (GB) 9-2 £4,583 b f by Red Ransom - Praia (Big Shuffle) O/B-Stiftung Gestut Fahrhof TR-A Wohler Margins 0.75, nose. Time 1:39.22. Going Good.

Broodmare Sire: PIVOTAL. Sire of the dams of 10 Stakes winners. In 2012 - MAIN SEQUENCE Aldebaran G3, MAYSON Invincible Spirit G3.

58 SCHWARZGOLD-RENNEN G3 COLOGNE. May 13. 3yof. 1600m.

Broodmare Sire: DANEHILL. Sire of the dams of 191 Stakes winners. In 2012 - FENOMENO Stay Gold G2, CHACHAMAIDEE Footstepsinthesand G3, FALLS OF LORA Street Cry G3. The Footstepsinthesand/Danehill cross has produced: CHACHAMAIDEE G1, STEINBECK G2, SENT FROM HEAVEN G3, Walkingonthemoon LR, Meetings Man LR. CHACHAMAIDEE b m 2007 Storm Cat Giant’s Causeway Mariah’s Storm FOOTSTEPSINTHESAND b 02 Rainbow Quest Glatisant Dancing Rocks Danzig Danehill Razyana CANTERBURY LACE b 01 Sadler’s Wells Legend Maker High Spirited

Storm Bird Terlingua Rahy Immense Blushing Groom I Will Follow Green Dancer Croda Rossa Northern Dancer Pas de Nom His Majesty Spring Adieu Northern Dancer Fairy Bridge Shirley Heights Sunbittern


Starts 9

Wins 3

Places 6

Earned £131,023

Sire: BIG SHUFFLE. Sire of 70 SWs. In 2012 SMOOTH OPERATOR Salse G3, SURVEY Lando G3. 1st Dam: SHADOW QUEEN by Lando. Winner at 3 in Germany. Dam of 1 winner: 2009: SURVEY (f Big Shuffle) 7,585gns yearling. 3 wins at 2 and 3 in Germany, Schwarzgold Rennen G3, 2nd Preis der Dreijahrigen LR. 2010: Shadow Prince (c Sholokhov) unraced to date. 2011: Summertime (f Sholokhov) 2nd Dam: SIMPLY RED by Dashing Blade. 1 win at 3 in Germany. Own sister to Scramble. Dam of SCOUBIDOU (f Johan Cruyff: Premio Dormello G3, 2nd Schwarzgold Rennen G2), Sutra (f Big Shuffle: 2nd Preis von Schlenderhan LR) Broodmare Sire: LANDO. Sire of the dams of 7 SWs. In 2012 - ALTANO Galileo G3, SURVEY Big Shuffle G3. The Big Shuffle/Lando cross has produced: SURVEY G3, Picobella LR. Boldnesian Reason To Earn Primera Prime Abord Homeward Bound Raise A Native Elevation White Peak Tudor Minstrel Strings Attached Timalin Surumu Acatenango Aggravate Sharpman Laurea Licata Elegant Air Dashing Blade Sharp Castan Nebos Schalmai Shantou Bold Reasoning

Super Concorde BIG SHUFFLE b 84 Raise Your Skirts

Lando SHADOW QUEEN ch 03 Simply Red


MAIN SEQUENCE ch c 2009 Raise A Native

Age 2-3

Starts 4

Wins 4

Places 0

Earned £51,077

Sire: ALDEBARAN. Sire of 8 Stakes winners. In 2012 - MAIN SEQUENCE Pivotal G3. 1st Dam: Ikat by Pivotal. Winner at 2 in France, 2nd Prix d’Aumale G3. Dam of 1 winner: 2009: MAIN SEQUENCE (c Aldebaran) 4 wins at 2 and 3, Betfred Derby Trial S G3. 2010: Achernar (c Lemon Drop Kid) unraced to date. 2011: (c Speightstown) 2nd Dam: BURNING SUNSET by Caerleon. 2 wins

LUCAYAN b c 2009 Night Shift Dyhim Diamond Happy Landing TURTLE BOWL b 2002 Top Ville Clara Bow Kamiya

Grand Lodge La Papagena LA VLTAVA b 2000

LINGFIELD PARK. May 12. 3yoc&g. 12f.

Native Dancer Raise You Mr Prospector Nashua Gold Digger Sequence ALDEBARAN b 98 Damascus Private Account Numbered Account Chimes of Freedom Northfields Aviance Minnie Hauk Nureyev Polar Falcon Marie d’Argonne Pivotal Cozzene Fearless Revival Stufida IKAT ch 2004 Nijinsky Caerleon Foreseer Burning Sunset Shirley Heights Lingerie Northern Trick

Broodmare Sire: GRAND LODGE. Sire of the dams of 43 Stakes winners. In 2012 - LUCAYAN Turtle Bowl G1, XTENSION Xaar G1, PIED A TERRE Ad Valorem G2, APPEARANCE Commands G3, GEEGEES BLACKFLASH Clangalang G3, RASPBERRIES Lonhro G3.

Chief’s Crown

Age 2-3

SURVEY b f 2009

1. MAIN SEQUENCE (USA) 8-12 £34,026 ch c by Aldebaran - Ikat (Pivotal) O-The Niarchos Family B-Flaxman Holdings Ltd TR-DR Lanigan 2. Shantaram (GB) 8-12 £12,900 b c by Galileo - All’s Forgotten (Darshaan) O/B-Lady Bamford TR-JHM Gosden 3. Cavaleiro (IRE) 8-12 £6,456 ch c by Sir Percy - Khibraat (Alhaarth) O-Guy Brook B-Kildaragh Stud, M Downey TR-MP Tregoning Margins 0.75, 6. Time 2:28.83 (fast 0.27). Going Standard.

2009: LUCAYAN (c Turtle Bowl) Sold 15,718gns foal at ARDEC, 69,786gns 2yo at ARMAY. 3 wins at 2-3, Poule d’Essai des Poulains G1, Prix Aymeri de Mauleon LR, 2nd Prix Omnium II LR. 2011: Maruna (f Naaqoos)

LONGCHAMP. May 13. 3yoc. 1600m.

1. LUCAYAN (FR) 9-2 £214,275 b c by Turtle Bowl - La Vltava (Grand Lodge) O-A Mouknass, Pandora Stud LLC B-JP Colombu TR-F Rohaut 2. Veneto (FR) 9-2 £85,725 ch c by Panis - Milanaise (Marignan) O-Simon Springer B-SCEA Plessis TR-B De Montzey 3. Furner’s Green (IRE) 9-2 £42,863 b c by Dylan Thomas - Lady Icarus (Rainbow Quest) O-D Smith, Mrs J Magnier, M Tabor B-Whisperview Trading Ltd TR-AP O’Brien Margins Short neck, short neck. Time 1:37.11. Going Good to soft. Age 2-3

Starts 5

Wins 3

Places 2

Earned £257,226

Sire: TURTLE BOWL. Sire of 2 Stakes winners. In 2012 - LUCAYAN Grand Lodge G1, FRENCH FIFTEEN Ashkalani G3. 1st Dam: LA VLTAVA by Grand Lodge. 2 wins at 3 and 5 in France. Dam of 2 winners: 2006: Karluv Most (c Della Francesca) 6 wins at 2 to 4 in France, Spain, 2nd Derby du Midi LR. 2007: Diedo (c Russian Blue) Unplaced.


Soviet Star Lavanda One Life

Northern Dancer Ciboulette Homing Laughing Goddess High Top Sega Ville Kalamoun Shahinaaz Danzig Six Crowns Habitat Magic Flute Nureyev Veruschka L’Emigrant Pasadoble

Enormous odds must surely have been available about Turtle Bowl completing a 2,000 Guineas double in England and France. The bet would have been lost, as his son French Fifteen found Camelot a neck too good at Newmarket, but the stallion was fully compensated when another son, Lucayan, came out best in a tumultuous finish to the Poule d’Essai des Poulains. Aliette Forien, who stands Turtle Bowl at Haras de la Reboursiere et de Montagu, told the Racing Post that the stallion “is a wonderful horse – he is big, very correct, with a nice head and good bone. He is fantastic looking.” Turtle Bowl was also a very smart racehorse, as he showed in winning the Gr1 Prix Jean Prat, and he is out of a very successful mare in Top Ville’s daughter Clara Bow. However, he started his stallion career carrying the twin handicaps of being a son of an unfashionable sire, in Dyhim Diamond, and of failing to win anything of note during his last two years in training. Consequently he has only 43 foals in his first crop – the crop which has produced French Fifteen and Lucayan. He has 52 two-year-olds in 2012 and 38 yearlings. No doubt he is now guaranteed considerably larger books and support from leading breeders. French Fifteen’s dam was a provincial winner and Lucayan’s dam, the provincial middle-distance performer La Vltava, managed just two wins from 22 starts, including one on all-weather. Lucayan was an €85,000 purchase at Arqana’s breeze-up sale. His second dam failed to win and has yet to produce a black-type performer but his third dam, One Life, had the considerable distinction of being a half-sister to Miesque. This magnificent mare won the 1987 1,000 Guineas and Poule d’Essai des Pouliches before becoming the dam of Kingmambo (1993 Poule d’Essai des Poulains) and East Of The Moon (1994 Poule d’Essai des Pouliches and Prix de Diane). Yogya, another half-sister to One Life, produced Six

Perfections, who gained compensation for her unlucky defeat in the 1,000 Guineas by winning the Prix Jacques le Marois and Breeders’ Cup Mile. One Life, a daughter of the 1983 Poule d’Essai des Poulains winner L’Emigrant, didn’t add notably to the family’s exceptional record but she produced ten winners, one of which produced the smart middle-distance stayer Jelani. 60 DERRINSTOWN STUD DERBY TRIAL G2 LEOPARDSTOWN. May 13. 3yo. 10f.

1. LIGHT HEAVY (IRE) 9-3 £51,458 ch c by Teofilo - Siamsa (Quest For Fame) O-Mrs JS Bolger B-JS Bolger TR-JS Bolger 2. Tower Rock (IRE) 9-3 £15,042 b c by Dylan Thomas - Monevassia (Mr Prospector) O-Michael Tabor B-Quay Bloodstock, The Niarchos Family TR-AP O’Brien 3. Wrote (IRE) 9-6 £7,125 bbr c by High Chaparral - Desert Classic (Green Desert) O-Mrs J Magnier, M Tabor, D Smith B-Speers Bloodstock Ltd TR-AP O’Brien Margins Neck, 7.5. Time 2:11.50. Going Good to soft. Age 2-3

Starts 4

Wins 3

Places 1

Earned £89,399

Sire: TEOFILO. Sire of 5 Stakes winners. In 2012 LIGHT HEAVY Quest For Fame G2. 1st Dam: SIAMSA by Quest For Fame. 2 wins at 3. Dam of 3 winners: 2003: Ceol Agus Craic (f Lil’s Boy) ran 3 times. 2004: HALLA SIAMSA (f Montjeu) Winner at 3. Dam of PARISH HALL (Dewhurst S G1). 2005: Siamsa Sraide (g Daggers Drawn) Unplaced. 2006: BEIDH TINE ANSEO (g Rock of Gibraltar) 5 wins. 2007: Aiseiri (f Rock of Gibraltar) Unplaced. 2009: LIGHT HEAVY (c Teofilo) 3 wins at 3, Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial S G2, P W McGrath Memorial Ballysax S G3. 2010: Halla Na Saoire (f Teofilo) unraced to date. 2nd Dam: Amoura by Northfields. ran on the flat in USA at 3. Third dam of AN GHALANTA, Billyford. Broodmare Sire: QUEST FOR FAME. Sire of the dams of 38 Stakes winners. In 2012 - LIGHT HEAVY Teofilo G2, FAMOUS NAME Dansili G3. LIGHT HEAVY ch c 2009 Sadler’s Wells Galileo Urban Sea TEOFILO b 2004 Danehill Speirbhean Saviour Rainbow Quest Quest For Fame Aryenne SIAMSA br 97 Northfields Amoura Visala

Northern Dancer Fairy Bridge Miswaki Allegretta Danzig Razyana Majestic Light Victorian Queen Blushing Groom I Will Follow Green Dancer Americaine Northern Dancer Little Hut Labus Evisa


1. BEAUTY PARLOUR (GB) 9-0 £214,275 b f by Deep Impact - Bastet (Giant’s Causeway) O-Ecurie Wildenstein B-Dayton Investments Ltd TR-E Lellouche 2. Up (IRE) 9-0 £85,725 b f by Galileo - Halland Park Lass (Spectrum) O-D Smith, Mrs J Magnier, M Tabor B-Smythson TR-AP O’Brien 3. Topeka (IRE) 9-0 £42,863 b f by Whipper - Sovana (Desert King) O-GA Oldham B-Citadel Stud TR-R Collet Margins 1, 1.75. Time 1:37.15. Going Good to soft. Age 2-3

Starts 4

Wins 4

Places 0

Earned £272,608

Sire: DEEP IMPACT. Sire of 24 Stakes winners. In


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European Pattern 2012 - BEAUTY PARLOUR Giant’s Causeway G1, GENTILDONNA Bertolini G1, TOSEN HOMAREBOSHI Northern Taste G2, AQUAMARINE Alzao G3, BEST DEAL Marchand de Sable G3, DONAU BLUE Bertolini G3, HISTORICAL Northern Taste G3, VERXINA Machiavellian G3, WORLD ACE Acatenango G3. 1st Dam: BASTET by Giant’s Causeway. 2 wins at 3 and 4 in France, Prix de la Pepiniere LR, 2nd Prix Allez France G3. Dam of 2 winners: 2008: BAROCCI (c Deep Impact) Winner at 3 in France, Prix Omnium II LR, 2nd Prix du Prince d’Orange G3. 2009: BEAUTY PARLOUR (f Deep Impact) 4 wins at 2 and 3 in France, Poule d’Essai des Pouliches G1, Prix de la Grotte G3. 2010: Bouclier (c Zamindar) unraced to date. 2011: Blarney Stone (f Peintre Celebre) 2nd Dam: Benediction by Day Is Done. 1 win at 3, 3rd Fasig-Tipton S LR. Dam of MIGHT AND POWER (g Zabeel: Caulfield Cup G1, Doomben Cup G1, Melbourne Cup G1, Queen Elizabeth S G1, Cox Plate G1, Mercedes Classic G1, Yalumba Caulfield S G1, 2nd Canterbury Guineas G1, Ranvet S G1, 3rd C F Orr S G1), MATTER OF HONOUR (g Casual Lies: Yallambee Stud S G3), BASTET (f Giant’s Causeway, see above), Buenos Aires (f Rainbow Quest: 3rd Prix de la Seine LR, Prix Joubert LR). Grandam of LUCKY OWNERS, MISS POWER BIRD, BUENOS DIAS, Fast Ruler. Third dam of MOSHEEN. Broodmare Sire: GIANT’S CAUSEWAY. Sire of the dams of 14 Stakes winners. In 2012 - BEAUTY PARLOUR Deep Impact G1, EDEN’S MOON Malibu Moon G1, SOFT FALLING RAIN National Assembly G1, WARHORSE General Nediym G1, EL PADRINO Pulpit G2. The Deep Impact/Giant’s Causeway cross has produced: BEAUTY PARLOUR G1, BAROCCI G3. BEAUTY PARLOUR b f 2009 Halo Sunday Silence Wishing Well DEEP IMPACT b 02 Alzao Wind In Her Hair Burghclere Storm Cat Giant’s Causeway Mariah’s Storm BASTET b 02 Day Is Done Benediction Cathedra

Hail To Reason Cosmah Understanding Mountain Flower Lyphard Lady Rebecca Busted Highclere Storm Bird Terlingua Rahy Immense Artaius Headin’ Home So Blessed Collyria

Anyone looking for an example of the cosmopolitan nature of modern racing could do worse than Beauty Parlour. The Wildenstein family’s winner of the Poule d’Essai des Pouliches was foaled in England but conceived in Japan, the home of her superstar stallion Deep Impact. The USA gets into the act via the filly’s grandsires, Sunday Silence and Giant’s Causeway, and so does Australasia, as Beauty Parlour’s second dam, Benediction, spent part of her broodmare career in New Zealand. Among the foals Benediction produced there was the Zabeel gelding Might And Power, Australian Horse of the Year in 1998 and 1999 after victories in the Caulfield Cup, Melbourne Cup and Cox Plate. A notable aspect of Beauty Parlour’s female line is that her seventh dam is the celebrated Selene. Winner of the Park Hill Stakes, Selene went on to become one of the most influential broodmares of the 20th century, producing four sons – Hyperion, Sickle, Pharamond II and Hunter’s Moon – of international repute. Hyperion, winner of the Derby


and St Leger, achieved six sires’ championships and his three-partssister All Moonshine (sixth dam of Beauty Parlour) also produced a British champion sire in Mossborough, in addition to becoming the third dam of the legendary New Zealand stallion Sir Tristram. Stamina is engrained in this family. The Pouliches winner’s fifth dam, Eyewash, won the Lancashire Oaks and produced three daughters who reached the first three in the Park Hill Stakes. These were Collyria (winner in 1959), Varinia (third in 1966, after filling the same position in the Oaks) and Fiddlededee (third in 1970). Another of Eyewash’s daughters, Visor, produced the top stayer Raise You Ten, winner of the Doncaster, Yorkshire and Goodwood Cups. Collyria ranks as the fourth dam of Beauty Parlour, while her half-sister Fiddlededee is now known as the fourth dam of another recent Classic winner, Oaks heroine Sariska. The 2,000 Guineas winner Entrepreneur was another Classic winner descending from All Moonshine, as were his fellow Gr1 winners Exclusive, Mountain Lodge, Frenchpark and Pearly Shells. Cirrus des Aigle’s sire grandsire Topanoora is another product of this fabulous family. The value of a powerful pedigree is illustrated by Beauty Parlour’s third dam, Cathedra. Lord Howard de Walden put her into training with Ernie Weymes, this placement reflecting the fact that Cathedra wasn’t an imposing individual. Timeform described her as a neat, sharp sort. After showing little in her two juvenile starts, Cathedra changed hands for 3,600gns and she failed to earn a Timeform rating in five further starts, over a variety of distances. She did much better as a broodmare, producing Group-winning two-year-old Tantum Ergo and tough miler Benediction. The latter was a daughter of Day Is Done, a precocious type who was winning for the fourth time in five starts when he won the 1981 National Stakes. Benediction was bought by the Wildensteins, who returned her from New Zealand to Europe, where she produced Beauty Parlour’s dam Bastet. This Group-placed Listed winner stayed at least 2,100 metres, as she showed in landing the Prix de la Pepiniere. As Deep Impact won the Japanese St Leger and the two-mile Tenno Sho, it was no surprise Beauty Parlour stayed well to finish second in the Prix de Diane. 62 AMETHYST S G3 LEOPARDSTOWN. May 13. 3yo+. 8f.

1. FAMOUS NAME (GB) 7 9-12 £31,146 b h by Dansili - Fame At Last (Quest For Fame) O-K Abdullah B-Juddmonte Farms TR-DK Weld 2. Sweet Lightning (GB) 7 9-9 £9,104 b g by Fantastic Light - Sweetness Herself (Unfuwain) O-Andrew Tinkler B-Mrs M Lavell TR-Thomas Carmody 3. Barack (IRE) 6 9-9 £4,313 b g by Pyrus - Morna’s Fan (Lear Fan) O-John Malone B-John Malone TR-Francis Ennis Margins 4.5, 4.5. Time 1:42.59. Going Good to soft.

Age 2-7

Starts 32

Wins 16

Places Earned 13 £1,063,287

Sire: DANSILI. Sire of 64 Stakes winners. In 2012 GIOFRA Orpen G2, PERMIT Swain G2, FAMOUS NAME Quest For Fame G3. 1st Dam: FAME AT LAST by Quest For Fame. Winner at 2. Dam of 6 winners: 2002: ANCHOR DATE (c Zafonic) Winner at 3. 2003: FINAL ESTEEM (g Lomitas) Winner at 3. 2004: EVERLASTING FAME (c Zamindar) Winner at 3 in France. 2005: FAMOUS NAME (c Dansili) 16 wins at 2 to 7, 2012, Meld S G3 (twice), Desmond S G3, Leopardstown 2000 Guineas Trial S G3, International S G3 (twice), Amethyst S G3 (three times), Trigo S LR (twice), Celebration S LR, Heritage S LR (three times), 2nd Tattersalls Gold Cup G1, Prix du Jockey Club G1, Prix du Moulin de Longchamp G1, Grosser Dallmayr Bayerisches Zuchtrennen G1, Killavullan S G3, Mooresbridge S G3, Kilternan S G3, 3rd Tattersalls Gold Cup G1, Irish Champion S G1, Bet365 Mile G2, Prix Dollar G2, Prix Daniel Wildenstein G2. 2007: PHOTO OPPORTUNITY (g Zamindar) Winner at 3. 2008: ZAMINAST (f Zamindar) 2 wins at 2 and 3, Trigo S LR, 2nd D C Lavarack & Lanwades Stud S G3. 2010: Big Break (f Dansili) unraced to date. 2011: (c Champs Elysees) Broodmare Sire: QUEST FOR FAME. Sire of the dams of 38 Stakes winners. In 2012 - LIGHT HEAVY Teofilo G2, FAMOUS NAME Dansili G3. FAMOUS NAME b h 2005 Danzig Danehill Razyana DANSILI b 96 Kahyasi Hasili Kerali Rainbow Quest Quest For Fame Aryenne FAME AT LAST b 97 Majestic Light Ranales Katsura

Northern Dancer Pas de Nom His Majesty Spring Adieu Ile de Bourbon Kadissya High Line Sookera Blushing Groom I Will Follow Green Dancer Americaine Majestic Prince Irradiate Northern Dancer Noble Fancy


1. CRACKERJACK KING (IRE) 4 9-2 £79,166 gr c by Shamardal - Claba di San Jore (Barathea) O-Effevi SNC, Di Villa Felice & Co B-Azienda Agricola Al Deni TR-S Botti 2. Afsare (GB) 5 9-2 £34,833 b g by Dubawi - Jumaireyah (Fairy King) O-Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum B-Darley TR-LM Cumani 3. Quiza Quiza Quiza (GB) 6 8-13 £19,000 b m by Golden Snake - Quiz Chow (Pelder) O/-Riccardo Cantoni TR-L Riccardi Margins 2.5, 2.5. Time 2:01.30. Going Good. Age 2-4

Starts 8

Wins 7

Places 0

Earned £456,728

Sire: SHAMARDAL. Sire of 34 SWs. In 2012 CRACKERJACK KING Barathea G1, AMARON Bertolini G3, NO EVIDENCE NEEDED Generous G3. 1st Dam: CLABA DI SAN JORE by Barathea. Winner at 3 in Italy. Dam of 6 winners: 2004: AWELMARDUK (c Almutawakel) 5 wins 2-5, Derby Italiano G1. 2005: BOIS JOLI (f Orpen) 2 wins. 2006: JAKKALBERRY (c Storming Home). 9 wins 35, Gran Premio di Milano G1, 3rd Dubai Sheema Classic G1. 2007: KIDNAPPING (c Intikhab). 4 wins 2-3, Premio Emanuele Filiberto LR, Premio Merano LR, Gran Premio d’Italia LR, 3rd Qatar Prix Niel G2. 2008: CRACKERJACK KING (c Shamardal) 7 wins 2-4, Premio Presidente della Repubblica G1, Derby Italiano G2, Premio Campobello LR. 2009: Freezy (f Dalakhani) Winner at 2 in Italy, 2nd Premio Baggio LR. 2010: Appeal of Love (f Cape Cross) unraced.

2nd Dam: Claw by Law Society. 7 wins 2-4, 2nd Premio Giovanni Falck LR, Premio delle Aste LR. Dam of CLASEM DI SAN JORE (c Second Empire: Premio Merano LR), Clelt di San Jore (c Celtic Swing: 2nd Premio Merano LR). Broodmare Sire: BARATHEA. Sire of the dams of 49 Stakes winners. In 2012 - CRACKERJACK KING Shamardal G1, MONTEROSSO Dubawi G1. CRACKERJACK KING gr c 2008 Storm Cat Giant’s Causeway Mariah’s Storm SHAMARDAL b 02 Machiavellian Helsinki Helen Street Sadler’s Wells Barathea Brocade CLABA DI SAN JORE gr 99 Law Society Claw Crodas

Storm Bird Terlingua Rahy Immense Mr Prospector Coup de Folie Troy Waterway Northern Dancer Fairy Bridge Habitat Canton Silk Alleged Bold Bikini Shirley Heights Croda Alta

By the end of the Derby meeting Shamardal ranked no higher than 19th on the Anglo-Irish sires’ list, his position reflecting a lack of domestic stakes winners. As in 2011, though, his record needs to be judged from a European viewpoint. He has been represented in 2012 by Group winners in Germany, France and Italy, with the last two countries helping boost his total of northern hemisphere Gr1 winners to five. His Italian Gr1 success came via Crackerjack King, who was winning for the seventh time in seven Italian starts when he defeated an international field in the Premio Presidente della Repubblica. His only career setback came when he ventured to France for the 2011 Prix du Jockey-Club, but further foreign jaunts are on the schedule now that Crackerjack King has been transferred to Marco Botti, with a view to tackling some of the world’s top mile-and-a-quarter prizes. Crackerjack King’s exploits have added further strength to the argument that his dam, Claba di San Jore, is the finest broodmare daughter of Barathea – another of whose daughters produced the 2012 Dubai World Cup winner Monterosso. Claba di San Jore has produced three Gr1 winners and a multiple Listed winner among her first five foals – by five different stallions. Her sixth foal, the three-year-old Dalakhani filly Freezy, has also earned black type. Claba di San Jore owes two of her Gr1 winners to sons of Machiavellian. Crackerjack King’s fourth dam, the champion Italian filly Croda Alta, was a half-sister to Cerreto, winner of the 1973 Derby Italiano. This is also the family of such as Ela Athena, Footstepsinthesand and Power. 64 DERRINSTOWN STUD 1,000 GUINEAS TRIAL G3 LEOPARDSTOWN. May 13. 3yof. 8f.

1. YELLOW ROSEBUD (IRE) 9-0 £33,854 b f by Jeremy - Nebraas (Green Desert) O-Dr R Lambe B-Irish National Stud TR-DK Weld 2. Devotion (IRE) 9-0 £9,896 b f by Dylan Thomas - Bright Bank (Sadler’s Wells) O-Michael Tabor B-Churchtown, Lane, Orpendale Bloodstock TR-AP O’Brien 3. Coral Wave (IRE) 9-0 £4,688 b f by Rock of Gibraltar - Common Knowledge (Rainbow Quest) O-Richard Barnes B-Grangecon Stud TR-PJ Prendergast


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Caulfield on Beauty Parlour: “The Classic winner’s seventh dam is the celebrated Selene, who went on to become one of the most influential broodmares of the 20th century”

Margins 1, short head. Time 1:42.94. Going Gd to sft. Age 2-3

Starts 4

Wins 2

Places 2

BEYOND DESIRE b m 2007 Danzig

Earned £74,293

Green Desert Foreign Courier INVINCIBLE SPIRIT b 97 Kris

Sire: JEREMY. Sire of 1 Stakes winner. In 2012 YELLOW ROSEBUD Green Desert G3. 1st Dam: Nebraas by Green Desert. unraced. Dam of 4 winners: 2005: ROYALIST (c King’s Best) Winner at 3. 2006: MY KINGDOM (g King’s Best) 6 wins to 2012. 2007: Spring Approach (f Tiger Hill) unraced. 2008: SEEHARN (f Pivotal) 3 wins at 2 and 3, Balanchine S LR, 3rd Athasi S G3. 2009: YELLOW ROSEBUD (f Jeremy) Sold 63,210gns yearling at GOOY1. 2 wins at 2 and 3, Derrinstown Stud 1000 Guineas Trial G3, 2nd Debutante S G2. 2010: Late Rosebud (f Jeremy) unraced to date. 2nd Dam: ARJUZAH by Ahonoora. 2 wins at 3, Sceptre S LR, 3rd Challenge S G2. Own sister to Missing You. Dam of MALHUB (c Kingmambo: Golden Jubilee S G1, 2nd Nunthorpe S G1, Sprint Cup G1), Dhaamer (g Dubai Destination: 2nd Tokyo City Cup S G3). Broodmare Sire: GREEN DESERT. Sire of the dams of 85 Stakes winners. In 2012 - YELLOW ROSEBUD Jeremy G3, LUCK OR DESIGN Dubawi LR.

JEREMY b/br 03 Glint In Her Eye

Green Desert NEBRAAS b 2000 Arjuzah

Eljazzi Woodman Mujtahid Mesmerize COMPRADORE b 95 Kings Lake Keswa Reves Celestes


Danzig Danehill Razyana Sharpen Up Mira Adonde Lettre d’Amour Blushing Groom Arazi Danseur Fabuleux Alzao Wind In Her Hair Burghclere Northern Dancer Danzig Pas de Nom Sir Ivor Foreign Courier Courtly Dee Lorenzaccio Ahonoora Helen Nichols Lord Gayle Saving Mercy Fair Darling

65 PRIX DE SAINT-GEORGES G3 LONGCHAMP. May 13. 3yo+. 1000m.

1. BEYOND DESIRE (GB) 5 8-13 £33,333 b m by Invincible Spirit - Compradore (Mujtahid) O-Clipper Logistics B-Pinnacle Bldstk TR-R Varian 2. Monsieur Joe (IRE) 5 9-0 £13,333 b g by Choisir - Pascali (Compton Place) O-Mrs Helen Checkley B-Nicola And Eleanor Kent TR-RMH Cowell 3. Calahorra (FR) 3 8-4 £10,000 ch f by Soave - Kendorya (Kendor) O-S Berland B-S & C Berland TR-C Baillet Margins Short head, 1. Time 0:57.30. Going Good to soft. Starts 16

Wins 4

1st Dam: DALTAYA by Anabaa. 2 wins at 2 and 3 in France, Prix de la Grotte G3. Dam of 1 winner: 2009: DALKALA (f Giant’s Causeway) 3 wins at 2 and 3 in France, Prix Cleopatre G3. 2010: (c Dynaformer) 2011: (f Mr Greeley) 2nd Dam: DALTAIYMA by Doyoun. 1 win at 3 in France. Own sister to DAYLAMI. Dam of DALTAYA (f Anabaa, see above). Broodmare Sire: ANABAA. Sire of the dams of 24 Stakes winners. In 2012 - DALKALA Giant’s Causeway G3. The Giant’s Causeway/Anabaa cross has produced: DALKALA G3, Close Ally G2.

LONGCHAMP. May 13. 3yoc&f. 2200m.

1. TOP TRIP (GB) 9-2 £61,750 b c by Dubai Destination - Topka (Kahyasi) O-Joerg Vasicek B-Kenilworth House Stud, Haras d’Ecouves TR-F Doumen 2. Masterstroke (USA) 9-2 £23,833 b c by Monsun - Melikah (Lammtarra) O-Godolphin SNC B-Darley TR-A Fabre 3. Sir Jade (FR) 9-2 £11,375 b c by Gentlewave - Jade Colour (Peintre Celebre) O/B-G Pariente TR-J-M Capitte Margins 0.5, neck. Time 2:18.33. Going Good to soft. Age 2-3

Starts 5

Wins 3

DALKALA b/br f 2009 Northern Dancer South Ocean Secretariat Crimson Saint Blushing Groom Glorious Song Roberto Imsodear Northern Dancer Pas de Nom Gay Mecene Bamieres Mill Reef Dumka Miswaki Damana

Storm Bird Storm Cat Terlingua GIANT’S CAUSEWAY ch 97 Rahy Mariah’s Storm Immense Danzig Anabaa

Places 7

Earned £143,895

2nd Dam: Keswa by Kings Lake. 2 wins, 3rd Premio Giovanni Falck LR. Dam of MAZUNA (f Cape Cross: Princess Royal S G3, 2nd Park Hill S G2), Nobilissime (f Halling: 3rd Finlandia Cup H LR). Grandam of Walk of Life, ESPLENDIDO, El Milagro. Broodmare Sire: MUJTAHID. Sire of the dams of 13 SWs. In 2012 - BEYOND DESIRE Invincible Spirit G3

Earned £97,138

1st Dam: Topka by Kahyasi. Winner at 2 in France, 2nd Prix Rose de Mai LR, 3rd Prix de Malleret G2. Dam of 1 winner: 2009: TOP TRIP (c Dubai Destination) 3 wins at 3 in France, Prix Hocquart G2, 2nd Prix Francois Mathet LR. 2010: (f Zamindar) 2011: (c Elusive City) 2nd Dam: TIPSY TOPSY by Ashkalani. 4 wins at 2 to 4 in France. Dam of Topka (f Kahyasi, see above). Broodmare Sire: KAHYASI. Sire of the dams of 45 Stakes winners. In 2012 - TOP TRIP Dubai Destination G2. TOP TRIP b c 2009 Mr Prospector Kingmambo Miesque DUBAI DESTINATION b 99 Alleged Mysterial Mysteries Ile de Bourbon Kahyasi TOPKA b 04 Ashkalani Tipsy Topsy Heady

Sire: INVINCIBLE SPIRIT. Sire of 53 Stakes winners. In 2012 - SPIRIT SONG Kingston Rule G2, ALLIED POWERS High Line G3, BEYOND DESIRE Mujtahid G3, MAYSON Pivotal G3. 1st Dam: COMPRADORE by Mujtahid. 4 wins at 2, 3 and 5. Dam of 2 winners: 2003: Dora’s Green (f Rambling Bear) 2004: CHERRI FOSFATE (g Mujahid) 8 wins. 2006: Saorocain (f Kheleyf) Unplaced. 2007: BEYOND DESIRE (f Invincible Spirit) 20,000 gns foa, 52,380gns yearling. 4 wins 2-5, Prix de Saint-Georges G3, Cecil Frail S LR, Lansdown S LR, 2nd Lowther S G2, Ballyogan S G3, The Coral Charge Sprint S G3. 2008: Vuvuzela Boy (g Bahamian Bounty) Unplaced. 2010: Vino Collapso (c Jeremy) unraced to date. 2011: (f Lawman)

Places 2

DALTAYA b/br 03 Doyoun Daltaiyma Daltawa

Sire: DUBAI DESTINATION. Sire of 18 Stakes winners. In 2012 - TOP TRIP Kahyasi G2.


Age 2-5

HARDENED Northern Fashion G3, CORPORATE JUNGLE Carson City G3, DALKALA Anabaa G3.


YELLOW ROSEBUD b f 2009 Danehill Dancer


Northern Dancer Pas de Nom Sir Ivor Courtly Dee Sharpen Up Doubly Sure Artaius Border Bounty Mr Prospector Playmate Mill Reef Jeanie Duff Nijinsky Fish-Bar Lyphard Tobira Celeste

Raise A Native Gold Digger Nureyev Pasadoble Hoist The Flag Princess Pout Seattle Slew Phydilla Nijinsky Roseliere Blushing Groom Kalkeen Soviet Star Ashtarka Rousillon Ghislaine


68 MUSIDORA S G3 YORK. May 16. 3yof. 10f 88yds.

1. THE FUGUE (GB) 8-12 £36,862 br f by Dansili - Twyla Tharp (Sadler’s Wells) O-Lord Lloyd-Webber B-Watership Down Stud TR-JHM Gosden 2. Twirl (IRE) 8-13 £13,975 b f by Galileo - Butterfly Cove (Storm Cat) O-D Smith, Mrs J Magnier, M Tabor B-March Thoroughbreds TR-6c Racing Ltd 3. Esentepe (IRE) 8-12 £6,994 b f by Oratorio - Mythie (Octagonal) O-Middleham Park Racing XXXVIII B-Peter Kelly, Ms Wendy Daly TR-R Hannon Margins 4.5, 3.75. Time 2:11.36 (slow 3.86). Going Good. Age 2-3

Starts 3

Wins 2

Places 1

Broodmare Sire: SADLER’S WELLS. Sire of the dams of 274 Stakes winners. In 2012 - MASTER OF HOUNDS Kingmambo G1, VISCOUNT NELSON Giant’s Causeway G2, CHRYSANTHEMUM Danehill Dancer G3, FOX HUNT Dubawi G3, THE FUGUE Dansili G3. The Dansili/Sadler’s Wells cross has produced: PASSAGE OF TIME G1, TESTOSTERONE G1, FATHER TIME G2, THE FUGUE G3, DARK ORCHID LR, STIPULATE LR, East Meets West LR, Porgy LR.

69 DUKE OF YORK S G2 YORK. May 16. 3yo+. 6f.

1. TIDDLIWINKS (GB) 6 9-7 £60,481 b g by Piccolo - Card Games (First Trump) O-Guy Reed B-Guy Reed TR-KA Ryan 2. The Cheka (IRE) 6 9-7 £22,930 b g by Xaar - Veiled Beauty (Royal Academy) O-Anthony Pye-Jeary, Mel Smith B-James Robert Mitchell TR-Eve Johnson Houghton 3. Society Rock (IRE) 5 9-7 £11,476 b h by Rock of Gibraltar - High Society (Key of Luck) O-Simon Gibson B-San Gabriel Investments Inc TR-JR Fanshawe Margins Head, neck. Time 1:12.96 (slow 2.56). Going Good. Age 3-6

1st Dam: Twyla Tharp by Sadler’s Wells. Winner at 3, 2nd Ribblesdale S G2. Dam of 2 winners: 2008: SUSAN STROMAN (f Monsun) 2 wins at 3. 2009: THE FUGUE (f Dansili) 2 wins at 2 and 3, Tattersalls Musidora S G3. 2010: Ducab (c Dansili) unraced to date. 2011: (c Danehill Dancer) 2012: (c Shamardal)

Wins 7

Places 9

Earned £124,585

Sire: PICCOLO. Sire of 18 Stakes winners. In 2012 - TEMPLE OF BOOM Special Dane G1, TIDDLIWINKS First Trump G2. 1st Dam: CARD GAMES by First Trump. 3 wins at 2 and 3. Dam of 3 winners: 2004: Boodle (f Kyllachy) unraced. 2005: MRS BUN (f Efisio) 3 wins at 3 and 4. 2006: TIDDLIWINKS (g Piccolo) 7 wins at 3 to 6, 2012, Duke of York S G2, Greenlands S G3, 2nd Greenlands S G3, 3rd Duke of York S G2. 2007: PELMANISM (g Piccolo) 7 wins at 3 and 4. 2008: Misere (f Val Royal) 2010: (f Tobougg) 2nd Dam: Pericardia by Petong. Ran a few times at 2 and 3. Dam of HALICARDIA (f Halling: Lupe S LR). Broodmare Sire: FIRST TRUMP. Sire of the dams of 7 SWs. In 2012 - TIDDLIWINKS Piccolo G2. TIDDLIWINKS b g 2006

Earned £61,441

Sire: DANSILI. Sire of 66 Stakes winners. In 2012 GIOFRA Orpen G2, PERMIT Swain G2, FAMOUS NAME Quest For Fame G3, THE FUGUE Sadler’s Wells G3.

Starts 28

In Reality Tamerett Roberto Slightly Dangerous Where You Lead Whistler Whistling Wind Good As Gold Pinturischio Garden Green Focal Dominion Primo Dominie Swan Ann Valiyar Valika Double Finesse Mansingh Petong Iridium Sagaro Greensward Blaze Urugano Known Fact

Warning PICCOLO b 91 Woodwind

First Trump CARD GAMES b 97 Pericardia


SAINT-CLOUD. May 15. 3yof. 2100m.

1. DALKALA (USA) 8-9 £33,333 bbr f by Giant’s Causeway - Daltaya (Anabaa) O-HH The Aga Khan B-HH The Aga Khan’s Studs SC TR-A de Royer-Dupre 2. Poupee Flash (USA) 8-9 £13,333 b f by Elusive Quality - Modesty Blaise (A P Indy) O-The Niarchos Family B-Flaxman Holdings Ltd TR-P Bary 3. La Conquerante (GB) 8-10 £10,000 b f by Hurricane Run - Winning Family (Fasliyev) O-Bernard Magrez Horses B-M3 Elevage, Haras d’Etreham TR-J-C Rouget Margins 4, 3.5. Time 2:13.70. Going Good. Age 2-3

Starts 3

Wins 3

Places 0

Earned £57,845

Sire: GIANT’S CAUSEWAY. Sire of 98 Stakes winners. In 2012 - CREATIVE CAUSE Siberian Summer G2, VISCOUNT NELSON Sadler’s Wells G2, A SHIN G LINE Danzig G3, BATTLE


2nd Dam: SUMOTO by Mtoto. 2 wins at 2 and 3. Dam of SUMMONER (g Inchinor: Queen Elizabeth II S G1), COMPTON ADMIRAL (c Suave Dancer: Eclipse S G1), Twyla Tharp (f Sadler’s Wells, see above). THE FUGUE br f 2009 Northern Dancer Pas de Nom His Majesty Razyana Spring Adieu Ile de Bourbon Kahyasi Kadissya High Line Kerali Sookera Nearctic Northern Dancer Natalma Bold Reason Fairy Bridge Special Busted Mtoto Amazer General Assembly Soemba Seven Seas Danzig Danehill DANSILI b 96 Hasili

Sadler’s Wells TWYLA THARP b 02 Sumoto

NAAS. May 16. 3yo+f&m. 10f.

1. PRINCESS HIGHWAY (USA) 3 8-9 £41,979 b f by Street Cry - Irresistible Jewel (Danehill) O/B-Moyglare Stud Farm TR-DK Weld 2. Aaraas (GB) 3 8-9 £12,271 b f by Haafhd - Adaala (Sahm) O-Hamdan Al Maktoum B-Shadwell Estate Co Ltd TR-K Prendergast 3. Was (IRE) 3 8-9 £5,813 b f by Galileo - Alluring Park (Green Desert) O-Derrick Smith B-Lodge Park Stud TR-AP O’Brien Margins 1, 1.75. Time 2:17.64. Going Good to yielding. Age 2-3

Starts 3

Wins 2

Places 0

Earned £50,892

Sire: STREET CRY. Sire of 53 Stakes winners. In 2012 - FALLS OF LORA Danehill G3, PRINCESS HIGHWAY Danehill G3.


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European Pattern 1st Dam: IRRESISTIBLE JEWEL by Danehill. 3 wins at 3, Ribblesdale S G2, 2nd Prix de l’Opera G1. Dam of 3 winners: 2005: MAD ABOUT YOU (f Indian Ridge) 3 wins at 2 to 4, Gladness S G3, 2nd Irish 1000 Guineas G1, Pretty Polly S G1, 3rd Moyglare Stud S G1, Prix Marcel Boussac G1. 2006: ROYAL DIAMOND (g King’s Best) 5 wins 3-6. 2008: Spoil Yourself (f Distorted Humor) unraced. 2009: PRINCESS HIGHWAY (f Street Cry) 2 wins at 3, Blue Wind S G3. 2010: Midnight Thoughts (f Henrythenavigator) unraced to date. 2nd Dam: IN ANTICIPATION by Sadler’s Wells. 2 wins at 3. Dam of IRRESISTIBLE JEWEL (f Danehill, see above), DIAMOND TRIM (f Highest Honor: Finale S LR), Legal Jousting (c Indian Ridge: 2nd Tetrarch S G3, 3rd Fort Marcy H G3). Grandam of PROFOUND BEAUTY. Broodmare Sire: DANEHILL. Sire of the dams of 193 Stakes winners. In 2012 - FENOMENO Stay Gold G2, CHACHAMAIDEE Footstepsinthesand G3, FALLS OF LORA Street Cry G3, PRINCESS HIGHWAY Street Cry G3. The Street Cry/Danehill cross has produced: SHOCKING G1, FALLS OF LORA G3, PRINCESS HIGHWAY G3, SPLASH POINT G3. PRINCESS HIGHWAY b f 2009 Mr Prospector Machiavellian Coup de Folie STREET CRY b/br 98 Troy Helen Street Waterway Danzig Danehill Razyana IRRESISTIBLE JEWEL b 99 Sadler’s Wells In Anticipation Aptostar

Raise A Native Gold Digger Halo Raise The Standard Petingo La Milo Riverman Boulevard Northern Dancer Pas de Nom His Majesty Spring Adieu Northern Dancer Fairy Bridge Fappiano Stark Drama

71 BADENER MEILE G3 BADEN-BADEN. May 17. 3yo+. 1600m.

1. WORTHADD (IRE) 5 9-6 £26,667 b h by Dubawi - Wigman (Rahy) O-Diego Romeo B-Compagnia Generale SRL TR-Sir Mark Prescott 2. Neatico (GER) 5 9-2 £9,167 b h by Medicean - Nicola Bella (Sadler’s Wells) O/B-Gestut Ittlingen TR-P Schiergen 3. Sir Oscar (GER) 5 9-2 £4,583 b h by Mark of Esteem - Sintenis (Polish Precedent) O-A Muntwyler B-B Fassbender TR-T Potters Margins 2.5, short head. Time 1:37.74. Going Good to soft. Age 2-5

Starts 14

Wins 9

Places 3

Earned £596,173

WORTHADD b h 2007 Dubai Millennium DUBAWI b 2002 Zomaradah

Rahy WIGMAN b 2000 Urjwan

72 MIDDLETON S G2 YORK. May 17. 4yo+f&m. 10f 88yds.

1. IZZI TOP (GB) 4 8-12 £56,710 b f by Pivotal - Zee Zee Top (Zafonic) O-Helena Springfield Ltd B-Meon Valley Stud TR-JHM Gosden 2. Sajjhaa (GB) 4 8-12 £21,500 b f by King’s Best - Anaamil (Darshaan) O-Godolphin B-Darley TR-Saeed bin Suroor 3. I’m A Dreamer (IRE) 5 8-12 £10,760 b m by Noverre - Summer Dreams (Sadler’s Wells) O-St Albans Bldstk B-S Murphy TR-DM Simcock Margins 1.5, 1. Time 2:11.62 (slow 4.12). Going Good. Age 2-4

Starts 8

1st Dam: WIGMAN by Rahy. 3 wins at 3 and 4 in Italy. Dam of 2 winners: 2006: (c Xaar) 2007: WORTHADD (c Dubawi) Champion 3yo colt in Italy in 2010. 9 wins 3-5, Derby Italiano G2, Premio Carlo Vittadini G2, Premio Ribot G2, Premio Parioli G3, Badener Meile G3, Premio Gardone LR, 2nd Lockinge S G1, 3rd Premio Vittorio di Capua G1. 2009: WOGNAN (c One Cool Cat) Winner at 2 in Italy. 2nd Dam: URJWAN by Seattle Slew. 1 win at 3. Dam of HISTORIC (g Sadler’s Wells: Prestige Novices’ Hurdle G2, Long Distance Hurdle G2. Grandam of DAI JIN. Broodmare Sire: RAHY. Sire of the dams of 87 Stakes winners. In 2012 - DOUBLES PARTNER Rock Hard Ten G3, HIRABOKU KING King Kamehameha G3, WORTHADD Dubawi G3. The Dubawi/Rahy cross has produced: WORTHADD G1, Havane Smoker G1.


Wins 4

Places 3

Earned £179,930

Sire: PIVOTAL. Sire of 95 SWs. In 2012 - AFRICAN STORY Gone West G2, AMANEE Woodman G2, IZZI TOP Zafonic G2, SAINT BAUDOLINO Sunday Silence G3.

Margins 0.75, 4. Time 2:10.52 (slow 3.02). Going Good. Age 2-3

Starts 3

1st Dam: ZEE ZEE TOP by Zafonic. 3 wins, Prix de l’Opera G1, 3rd Nassau S G1. Dam of 2 winners: 2005: Zee Zee Gee (f Galileo) unraced. 2006: Green Top (f Green Desert) unraced. 2007: ROCK N ROLL RANSOM (g Red Ransom) 4 wins. 2008: IZZI TOP (f Pivotal) 4 wins 3-4, Middleton S G2, Dahlia S G3, Prix de Flore G3, Swettenham Stud Fillies’ Trial S LR, 3rd Oaks S G1, Pretty Polly S LR. 2010: Monzza (f Montjeu) unraced to date. 2012: (f Danehill Dancer) 2nd Dam: COLORSPIN by High Top. 3 wins at 2 and 3, Irish Oaks G1, 4th Oaks S G1, Yorkshire Oaks G1. Dam of KAYF TARA (c Sadler’s Wells: Ascot Gold Cup G1 (twice), Irish St Leger G1 (twice)), OPERA HOUSE (c Sadler’s Wells: Coronation Cup G1, Eclipse S G1, King George VI & Queen Elizabeth S G1). Grandam of NECKLACE. Broodmare Sire: ZAFONIC. Sire of the dams of 46 Stakes winners. In 2012 - IZZI TOP Pivotal G2. IZZI TOP b f 2008 Northern Dancer Special Jefferson Marie d’Argonne Mohair Caro Cozzene Ride The Trails Bustino Stufida Zerbinetta Mr Prospector Gone West Secrettame The Minstrel Zaizafon Mofida Derring-Do High Top Camenae Jimmy Reppin Reprocolor Blue Queen Nureyev

PIVOTAL ch 93 Fearless Revival

Zafonic ZEE ZEE TOP b 99 Colorspin

73 DANTE S G2 YORK. May 17. 3yo. 10f 88yds.

1. BONFIRE (GB) 9-0 £85,065 b c by Manduro - Night Frolic (Night Shift) O-Highclere Thoroughbred Racing-Pocahontas B-Highclere Stud, Floors Farming TR-AM Balding 2. Ektihaam (IRE) 9-0 £32,250 b c by Invincible Spirit - Liscune (King’s Best) O-Hamdan Al Maktoum B-Bernard Cooke TR-Roger Varian 3. Fencing (USA) 9-0 £16,140 ch c by Street Cry - Latice (Inchinor) O/B-George Strawbridge TR-JHM Gosden

Wins 2

Places 1

Earned £114,389

Broodmare Sire: PEINTRE CELEBRE. Sire of the dams of 16 Stakes winners. In 2012 - RED CADEAUX Cadeaux Genereux G2, FLORENTINA Redoute’s Choice G3. RED CADEAUX ch g 2006

Sire: MANDURO. Sire of 3 Stakes winners. In 2012 BONFIRE Night Shift G2, TROIS LUNES Fasliyev G3.

Balidar Young Generation Brig O’Doon

1st Dam: NIGHT FROLIC by Night Shift. Winner at 3. Dam of 4 winners: 2006: BURNS NIGHT (g Selkirk) 3 wins at 3 to 5. 2007: CHICITA BANANA (f Danehill Dancer) Winner at 2. 2008: JOVIALITY (f Cape Cross) Winner at 3, Musidora S G3. 2009: BONFIRE (c Manduro) Sold 90,000gns yearling at TAOC1. 2 wins at 2 and 3, Dante S G2, 3rd Criterium International G1. 2010: The Grand Duke (c Duke of Marmalade) unraced to date. 2011: (f Nayef) 2nd Dam: MISS D’OUILLY by Bikala. 2 wins, Prix Melisande LR. Dam of MISS CAERLEONA (f Caerleon: Cardinal S G3, 2nd La Prevoyante H G2), Mister Shoot (c Shining Steel: 3rd Grand Prix du Nord LR), Mr Academy (c Royal Academy: 2nd Prix du Carrousel LR), Demisemiquaver (f Singspiel: 2nd Possibly Perfect S), Tincture (f Dr Fong: 3rd Cheshire Oaks LR). Grandam of MISS CORONADO, KAREN’S CAPER, MOONLIGHT RED. Third dam of KINGLET, ABBY’S ANGEL. Broodmare Sire: NIGHT SHIFT. Sire of the dams of 83 SWs. In 2012 - BONFIRE Manduro G2. BONFIRE b c 2009 Dschingis Khan Konigskronung Surumu Mosella Monasia Northern Dancer Be My Guest What A Treat Elektrant Mandelauge Mandriale Nearctic Northern Dancer Natalma Chop Chop Ciboulette Windy Answer Kalamoun Bikala Irish Bird Satingo Miss Satin Miss Skyscraper Konigsstuhl Monsun

Polar Falcon

Sire: DUBAWI. Sire of 42 SWs. In 2012 MONTEROSSO Barathea G1, AL KAZEEM Darshaan G2, FOX HUNT Sadler’s Wells G3, MICKDAAM Be My Guest G3, WORTHADD Rahy G3.

Mr Prospector Con Game Shareef Dancer Colorado Dancer Fall Aspen Shirley Heights Deploy Slightly Dangerous Dancing Brave Jawaher High Tern Red God Blushing Groom Runaway Bride Halo Glorious Song Ballade Bold Reasoning Seattle Slew My Charmer Northern Dancer White Star Line Fast Line

Seeking The Gold

MANDURO br 02 Mandellicht

Night Shift NIGHT FROLIC b 01 Miss d’Ouilly

74 YORKSHIRE CUP G2 YORK. May 18. 4yo+. 14f.

1. RED CADEAUX (GB) 6 9-0 £79,394 ch g by Cadeaux Genereux - Artisia (Peintre Celebre) O-RJ Arculli B-Foursome Thoroughbreds TR-Ed Dunlop 2. Glen’s Diamond (GB) 4 9-0 £30,100 b g by Intikhab - Posta Vecchia (Rainbow Quest) O-S & G Clayton B-Doverlane Finance Ltd TR-Richard Fahey 3. Harris Tweed (GB) 5 9-0 £15,064 b g by Hernando - Frog (Akarad) O-B Haggas B-JB Haggas TR-WJ Haggas Margins 1, 1.75. Time 3:02.89 (slow 5.39). Going Good. Age 3-6

Starts 26

Wins 6

Places 11

Earned £814,215

Sire: CADEAUX GENEREUX. Sire of 68 Stakes winners. In 2012 - RED CADEAUX Peintre Celebre G2. 1st Dam: Artisia by Peintre Celebre. Dam of 3 winners: 2005: ARTISTIC LIGHT (f Fantastic Light) 6 wins at 4 and 6 in Norway. 2006: RED CADEAUX (g Cadeaux Genereux) Sold 40,000gns foal at TADEF, 55,000gns yearling at TAOC3. 6 wins, Yorkshire Cup G2, Curragh Cup G3, Braveheart S LR, 2nd Melbourne Cup G1, Sagaro S G3, Chester H LR, 3rd Irish St Leger G1, Hong Kong Vase G1. 2007: Mexican Deb (f Red Ransom) ran 3 times. 2008: ARTISAN (g Medicean) Winner at 4. 2009: (f Lucky Story) 2011: (c Verglas)

CADEAUX GENEREUX ch 85 Sharpen Up Smarten Up L’Anguissola Nureyev Peintre Celebre Peinture Bleue ARTISIA ch 00 Dancing Brave Almaaseh Al Bahathri

75 LOCKINGE S G1 NEWBURY. May 19. 4yo+. 8f.

1. FRANKEL (GB) 4 9-0 £99,243 b c by Galileo - Kind (Danehill) O-K Abdullah B-Juddmonte Farms TR-Sir Henry Cecil 2. Excelebration (IRE) 4 9-0 £37,625 b c by Exceed And Excel - Sun Shower (Indian Ridge) O-D Smith, Mrs J Magnier, M Tabor B-Owenstown Stud TR-AP O’Brien 3. Dubawi Gold (GB) 4 9-0 £18,830 b c by Dubawi - Savannah Belle (Green Desert) O-Andrew Tinkler B-AH Bennett TR-R Hannon Margins 5, 4. Time 1:38.14 (slow 2.54). Going Good. Age 2-4

Starts 10

Wins 10

Places Earned 0 £1,471,952

Sire: GALILEO. Sire of 110 Stakes winners. In 2012 - FRANKEL Danehill G1, IGUGU Intikhab G1, NIWOT Noble Bijou G1, MAHBOOBA Red Ransom G2, MIKHAIL GLINKA Mark of Esteem G2, ALTANO Lando G3, ASTROLOGY Dr Fong G3, IMPERIAL MONARCH Slip Anchor G3, LINTON Centaine G3. 1st Dam: KIND by Danehill. 6 wins 3-4, Kilvington S LR, Flower of Scotland S LR, 3rd Ballyogan S G3. Dam of 3 winners: 2007: BULLET TRAIN (c Sadler’s Wells) 2 wins at 2 and 3, Derby Trial S G3. 2008: FRANKEL (c Galileo) Champion 3yo colt in Europe in 2011, Champion 3yo miler in Europe in 2011. 10 wins 2-4, Dewhurst S G1, Lockinge S G1, Queen Elizabeth II S G1, St James’s Palace S G1, Sussex S G1, 2000 Guineas G1, Royal Lodge S G2, Greenham S G3. 2009: NOBLE MISSION (c Galileo) 2 wins at 3, Newmarket S LR. 2010: Morpheus (c Oasis Dream) unraced to date. 2011: (f 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 G1, 3rd Irish St Leger G1, Irish Champion S G1, Breeders’ Cup Turf G1), KIND (f Danehill, see above). Broodmare Sire: DANEHILL. Sire of the dams of 194 Stakes winnerss. In 2012 - FRANKEL Galileo G1, DANEDREAM Lomitas G2, FENOMENO Stay Gold G2, CHACHAMAIDEE Footstepsinthesand G3, FALLS OF LORA Street Cry G3, PRINCESS HIGHWAY Street Cry G3. FRANKEL b c 2008 Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge GALILEO b 98 Miswaki Urban Sea Allegretta Danzig Danehill Razyana KIND b 2001

2nd Dam: Almaaseh by Dancing Brave. Dam of ALMATY (c Dancing Dissident: Curragh S G3, Molecomb S G3), Salee (f Caerleon: 2nd Severals S LR).

Will Somers Violet Bank Shantung Tam O’Shanter Atan Rocchetta Soderini Posh Northern Dancer Special Alydar Petroleuse Lyphard Navajo Princess Blushing Groom Chain Store

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


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Caulfield on Frankel: “His talent surely owes a great deal to the fact that most of the stallions in his first three generations rank among the most successful sires in recent decades”

The Galileo/Danehill cross has produced: BANC DE FORTUNE G1, CIMA DE TRIOMPHE G1, CUIS GHAIRE G1, FRANKEL G1, GOLDEN LILAC G1, MAYBE G1, RODERIC O’CONNOR G1, TEOFILO G1, REEM G2, CRYSTAL GAL G3, LAGALP G3, SIDERA G3, MISS GALILEI LR, NOBLE MISSION LR, VIA GALILEI LR, Galileo’s Destiny G1, Gile Na Greine G1, The Assayer G1, Claiomh Solais G3, Marksmanship G3, Acteur Celebre LR.

Thanks to a Timeform rating of 143, the dazzling Frankel has been recognized as one of the all-time greats. But why does he possess such exceptional talent? It mustn’t be forgotten that he is an excellent physical specimen, who was always considered the pick of Juddmonte’s 2009 crop of yearlings, and he possesses an action which allows him to devour the ground. From a pedigree viewpoint, his talent surely owes a great deal to the fact that most of the stallions in his first three generations rank among the most successful sires in recent decades. Galileo, from seven crops of three-year-olds, has already sired winners of the 2,000 Guineas, Derby, Oaks and St Leger in England, plus three winners of the Irish Derby, two of the Irish 1,000 Guineas and one of the Irish 2,000 Guineas. Frankel is inbred 3 x 4 to the phenomenal Northern Dancer, a stallion who sired a staggering 23 per cent stakes winners. Larger books have made it impossible for today’s stallions to match Northern Dancer’s stakes-winner percentage, but the two sons of Northern Dancer in Frankel’s pedigree were among his most effective. The legacy of Galileo’s sire Sadler’s Wells included more than 70 Gr1 winners, with the winners of 13 English Classics among them. Then there’s Danzig, sire of nearly 19 per cent stakes winners, including Frankel’s broodmare sire Danehill, who built an Average Earnings Index of 3.55, with help from the likes of Derby winner North Light and 2,000 Guineas winners Rock Of Gibraltar and George Washington. North Light, like Frankel’s dam Kind, was sired by Danehill from a Rainbow Quest mare. Rainbow Quest, the sire of Frankel’s second dam Rainbow Lake, had winners of the Derby, St Leger and Arc among his many Gr1 winners. There is barely a weak link among these stallions in the first three generations. The only one not mentioned so far is Miswaki, who owes his presence in Frankel’s pedigree to his Arc-winning daughter Urban Sea, who has strong claims to being the most outstanding broodmare of recent decades. And it isn’t just the stallions in Frankel’s pedigree who were high achievers. His dam Kind, a dual Listed winner over sprint distances, earned a Timeform rating of 112 and her dam Rainbow Lake was rated 113 after winning the Gr3 Lancashire Oaks by seven lengths. Kind and Rainbow Lake both produced Group winners to Galileo’s sire Sadler’s Wells, with Rainbow Lake’s son Powerscourt possessing enough talent to be first

past the post three times at Gr1 level. Frankel’s family entered the Juddmonte stud book with the purchase of his third dam, Rockfest, who had a Timeform rating of 104. Frankel’s fifth dam Nasira was a three-parts-sister to Zabara, winner of the 1,000 Guineas, and to Rustam, a high-class two-year-old. 76 PREMIO TUDINI G3 ROME. May 20. 3yo+. 1200m.

1. UNITED COLOR (USA) 3 8-6 £23,333 b c by Ghostzapper - Silk Candy (Langfuhr) O-Scuderia Razza dell’Olmo B-Adena Springs TR-R Menichetti 2. Traditional Chic (IRE) 4 9-0 £10,266 ch c by Ad Valorem - Minimal Chic (King’s Best) O/B-Allevamento La Nuova Sbarra TR-L Riccardi 3. Pandar (GB) 3 8-5 £5,600 b c by Zamindar - Pagnottella (Dansili) O-Sarah Nidoli B-Miss F Vittadini TR-B Grizzetti Margins 0.75, 1.5. Time 1:09.00. Going Good to soft. Age 2-3

Starts 17

Wins 8

Places 7

Earned £107,776

Sire: GHOSTZAPPER. Sire of 9 Stakes winners. In 2012 - CONTESTED Arch G3, UNITED COLOR Langfuhr G3. 1st Dam: SILK CANDY by Langfuhr. 3 wins at 3 in USA. Dam of 1 winner: 2009: UNITED COLOR (c Ghostzapper) 8 wins at 2 and 3 in Italy, Premio Tudini G3, 3rd Criterium Partenopeo LR, Premio Certosa LR. 2nd Dam: ASTRAPI by Distinctive Pro. 4 wins in USA, East View S LR, Valley Stream S LR. Dam of SUGAR SWIRL (f Touch Gold: Shirley Jones H G2, 3rd Ballerina S G1). Broodmare Sire: LANGFUHR. Sire of the dams of 8 Stakes winners. In 2012 - UNITED COLOR Ghostzapper G3. UNITED COLOR b c 2009 Vice Regent Mint Copy Blushing Groom Primal Force Prime Prospect In Reality Relaunch Foggy Note Tri Jet Thirty Zip Sailaway Northern Dancer Danzig Pas de Nom Briartic Sweet Briar Too Prima Babu Gum Mr Prospector Distinctive Pro Well Done Bombay Duck Scotch N’ Sound Combat Zone Deputy Minister Awesome Again GHOSTZAPPER b 00 Baby Zip

Langfuhr SILK CANDY b 04 Astrapi

77 DERBY ITALIANO G2 ROME. May 20. 3yo. 2200m.

1. FEUERBLITZ (GER) 9-2 £208,333 b c by Big Shuffle - Flamingo Island (Acatenango) O-Stall Eivissa B-Gestut Park Wiedingen TR-M Figge 2. Wild Wolf (IRE) 9-2 £91,666 b c by Rail Link - Mary Rose (Royal Academy) O-Effevi SNC, Di Villa Felice & Co B-Ascagnano SPA TR-S Botti 3. Smoking Joe (ITY) 9-2 £50,000 b c by Mujahid - Occhi di Giada (Shantou) O-Dioscuri SRL B-Azienda Agricola Al Deni TR-S Botti Margins Short neck, 1.25. Time 2:19.00. Going Good to soft. Age 2-3

Starts 7

Wins 2

Places 5

Earned £221,052

Sire: BIG SHUFFLE. Sire of 71 Stakes winners. In 2012 - FEUERBLITZ Acatenango G2, SMOOTH OPERATOR Salse G3, SURVEY Lando G3.

2001: FLORENCIA (f Indian Ridge) Winner at 3. 2002: Fine Society (c Law Society) unraced. 2003: FABULOUS LIFE (f Spectrum) 2 wins at 4. 2004: Fly River (c Docksider) Unplaced. 2005: FABREGAS (c Pentire) 6 wins 5-6. 2006: FABULOUS PAINTER (c Pentire) 4 wins 3-5. 2007: FARAFRA OASIS (f Royal Dragon) Winner at 4. 2008: FAUSTO (c Big Shuffle) 5 wins 3-4. 2009: FEUERBLITZ (c Big Shuffle) Sold 2,528gns yearling at BBAGS. 2 wins at 3, Derby Italiano G2, 2nd Grosser Preis von Rossmann LR. 2010: Flamingo Star (c Areion) unraced to date. 2011: Flamingo Rose (f Areion) 2nd Dam: FABULA DANCER by Northern Dancer. 1 win at 3. Dam of FLAMINGO ROAD (f Acatenango: Idee Hansa-Preis G2, Preis der Diana G2, 2nd Grosser Preis von Baden G1, 3rd Grosser Erdgas Preis G1, Deutsches Derby G1), FLAMINGO PARADISE (c Rainbow Quest: Oleander-Rennen G3), Flamingo Queen (f Surumu: 2nd Preis der Stadtsparkasse Hannover & VGH G3), Flamingo Garden (c Rainbow Quest: 2nd Eugen Furst zu Oettingen Wallerstein Memorial LR, 3rd Grosser Preis von Deutschland G2, BMW Europachampionat G2), Flamingo Dancer (c Never So Bold: 2nd Preis Freizeit-Auktionsrennen Dreijahrigen LR). Grandam of FROZEN FIRE, FLAMINGO FANTASY. Broodmare Sire: ACATENANGO. Sire of the dams of 42 Stakes winners. In 2012 - FEUERBLITZ Big Shuffle G2, WORLD ACE Deep Impact G3. The Big Shuffle/Acatenango cross has produced: FEUERBLITZ G2, KALDERON LR, Lady Lonsdale LR, Taita LR, Zubia LR. FEUERBLITZ b c 2009 Boldnesian Reason To Earn Primera Prime Abord Homeward Bound BIG SHUFFLE b 84 Raise A Native Elevation White Peak Raise Your Skirts Tudor Minstrel Strings Attached Timalin Literat Surumu Surama Acatenango Aggressor Aggravate Raven Locks FLAMINGO ISLAND ch 95 Nearctic Northern Dancer Natalma Fabula Dancer Exclusive Native Fair Rosalind Thirty Years Bold Reasoning

Broodmare Sire: EL GRAN SENOR. Sire of the dams of 61 Stakes winners. In 2012 - LAKE DROP Lemon Drop Kid G3. The Lemon Drop Kid/El Gran Senor cross has produced: LAKE DROP G3, Lemonade Kid G3. LAKE DROP b c 2008 Raise A Native Gold Digger Nureyev Miesque Pasadoble Bold Reasoning Seattle Slew My Charmer Buckpasser Lassie Dear Gay Missile Nearctic Northern Dancer Natalma Buckpasser Sex Appeal Best In Show Blushing Groom Rahy Glorious Song Bagdad Forbidden Sight Curlers Mr Prospector Kingmambo LEMON DROP KID b 96 Charming Lassie

El Gran Senor LAKE CHARLES ch 98 Star de Rahy


1. DANEDREAM (GER) 4 9-2 £33,333 b f by Lomitas - Danedrop (Danehill) O-Gestut Burg Eberstein, Teruya Yoshida B-Gestut Brummerhof TR-P Schiergen 2. Ovambo Queen (GER) 5 8-11 £12,917 b m by Kalatos - Oxalaguna (Lagunas) O-Dr HH Leimbach B-Gestut Rietberg TR-Dr A Bolte 3. Silvaner (GER) 4 9-1 £5,417 b c by Lomitas - Suisun (Monsun) O-Frau M Herbert B-Stiftung Gestut Fahrhof TR-P Schiergen Margins 0.75, neck. Time 2:16.59. Going Good.

Super Concorde

78 PREMIO CARLO D’ALESSIO G3 ROME. May 20. 4yo+. 2400m.

1. LAKE DROP (USA) 4 8-9 £23,333 b c by Lemon Drop Kid - Lake Charles (El Gran Senor) O-Scuderia Siba B-Azienda Agricola Antezzate TR-S Botti 2. Frankenstein (GB) 5 8-9 £10,266 b h by Dubawi - Lifting (Nordance) O-Freedom Holding B-Azienda Agricola Rosati Colarieti TR-B Grizzetti 3. Branderburgo (IRE) 5 8-9 £5,600 b h by High Chaparral - Farhad (Red Ransom) O-Tenuta Dorna Di Montaltuzzo SRL B-Tenuta Dorna Di Montaltuzzo SRL TR-M Grassi Margins 0.75, head. Time 2:30.00. Going Good to soft. Age 3-4

Starts 16

Wins 5

Places 9

Earned £113,229

Sire: LEMON DROP KID. Sire of 45 Stakes winners. In 2012 - LAKE DROP El Gran Senor G3. 1st Dam: Lake Charles by El Gran Senor. 6 wins in USA, 2nd Golden Triangle S. Dam of 4 winners: 2005: CAPTURE THE CALL (c Elusive Quality) 8 wins to 2012 in USA. 2006: SANDY ANGLE (f Mineshaft) 2 wins at 3 in Puerto Rico. 2007: MINELAKE (c Mineshaft) 4 wins at 2 to 4 in Italy. 2008: LAKE DROP (c Lemon Drop Kid) 65,681gns 3yo at ARARC. 5 wins, Premio Carlo d’Alessio G3, 2nd Premio Emanuele Filiberto LR, Memorial Francesco Faraci LR, Premio Regione Toscana LR, 3rd Premio Merano LR, Gran Premio d’Italia LR, Premio Roma Vecchia LR. 2010: Monterey (c Martin Alonso) unraced to date.

Age 2-4

Starts 14

Wins 6

Sire: LOMITAS. Sire of 53 Stakes winners. In 2012 DANEDREAM Danehill G2. 1st Dam: Danedrop by Danehill. unraced. Dam of 3 winners: 2003: (f King Charlemagne) 2004: VALDAN (g Val Royal) 5 wins to 2011. 2005: Accused (g Xaar) 2006: Danestorm (c Soviet Star) unraced. 2007: DANESTAR (c Medicean) 3 wins at 3 and 4 in Hungary. 2008: DANEDREAM (f Lomitas) Sold 7,585gns 2yo at BBAGM. Champion 3yo filly in Europe in 2011, Champion 3yo in Europe in 2011 (1113f). 6 wins, Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe G1, Preis von Baden G1, Grosser Preis von Berlin G1, Oaks d’Italia G2, GP der Badischen Unternehmer Rennen G2, 3rd Derby Italiano G2, Preis der Winterkonigin G3, Criterium du FEE LR, Oppenheim-Rennen LR. 2009: Nuptial (c Soldier Hollow) unraced to date. 2010: Ignis Away (f Gold Away) unraced to date. 2nd Dam: Rose Bonbon by High Top. 1 win at 3 in France, 2nd Prix de Thiberville LR. Grandam of SARATOGA BLACK, WARDER, ROSEANNA.. Broodmare Sire: DANEHILL. Sire of the dams of 194 SWs. In 2012 - FRANKEL Galileo G1, DANEDREAM Lomitas G2, FENOMENO Stay Gold G2, CHACHAMAIDEE Footstepsinthesand G3, FALLS OF LORA Street Cry G3, PRINCESS HIGHWAY Street Cry G3. The Lomitas/Danehill cross: DANEDREAM G1, Rosa di Brema G1, Gweebarra G3. DANEDREAM b f 2008 Nijinsky Niniski Virginia Hills LOMITAS ch 88 Surumu La Colorada La Dorada Danzig Danehill Razyana DANEDROP b 99

1st Dam: Flamingo Island by Acatenango. Unplaced in Germany at 3 and 4. Own sister to FLAMINGO ROAD. Dam of 7 winners:


2nd Dam: Star de Rahy by Rahy. Unplaced. Dam of ROCK OPERA (g Royal Academy: Oceanside S LR, 2nd Oak Tree Derby G2).

Places Earned 5 £2,508,591

High Top Rose Bonbon Lady Berry

Northern Dancer Flaming Page Tom Rolfe Ridin’ Easy Literat Surama Kronzeuge Love In Northern Dancer Pas de Nom His Majesty Spring Adieu Derring-Do Camenae Violon d’Ingres Moss Rose II


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European Pattern 80 IRISH 2000 GUINEAS G1 CURRAGH. May 26. 3yoc&f. 8f.

1. POWER (GB) 9-0 £145,000 b c by Oasis Dream - Frappe (Inchinor) O-M Tabor, D Smith, Mrs J Magnier B-Norelands, Hugo Lascelles TR-AP O’Brien 2. Foxtrot Romeo (IRE) 9-0 £47,500 b c by Danehill Dancer - Hawala (Warning) O-Andrew Tinkler B-Barronstown Stud TR-B Smart 3. Reply (IRE) 9-0 £22,500 b c by Oasis Dream - Cap Coz (Indian Ridge) O-Magnier, Tabor, Smith, Mordukhovitch B-Mrs C RegaladO-Gonzalez TR-AP O’Brien Margins 1, 0.75. Time 1:39.04 (slow 2.04). Going Good. Age 2-3

Starts 7

Wins 4

Places 2

Earned £284,540

Sire: OASIS DREAM. Sire of 53 Stakes winners. In 2012 - POWER Inchinor G1, HARD DREAM Galileo G2, WELWITSCHIA Pursuit of Love G2, QUIET OASIS Sunday Silence G3. 1st Dam: FRAPPE by Inchinor. Winner at 2. Dam of 4 winners: 2001: (c Marju) 2002: THAKAFAAT (f Unfuwain) 3 wins at 2 and 3, Ribblesdale S G2. 2003: QUANTUM (f Alhaarth) Winner at 3. 2004: Wild Gardenia (f Alhaarth) 2005: APPLAUDED (f Royal Applause) Winner at 2. 2006: Arabian Flame (g King’s Best) 2007: Pekan Three (g Sadler’s Wells) 2008: Amjaad (f Dansili) unraced. 2009: POWER (c Oasis Dream) Sold 50,000gns yearling at TAOC1. 4 wins at 2, Irish 2000 Guineas G1, National S G1, Coventry S G2, Marble Hill S LR, 2nd Dewhurst S G1, Phoenix S G1. 2010: Flirtini (f Nayef) unraced to date. 2011: (c Shamardal) 2012: (f Galileo) 2nd Dam: GLATISANT by Rainbow Quest. 2 wins at 2, Prestige S G3. Dam of FOOTSTEPSINTHESAND (c Giant’s Causeway: 2000 Guineas G1). Grandam of JUNIA TEPZIA. Broodmare Sire: INCHINOR. Sire of the dams of 12 Stakes winners. In 2012 - POWER Oasis Dream G1. POWER b c 2009 Danzig Green Desert Foreign Courier OASIS DREAM b 00 Dancing Brave Hope Bahamian Ahonoora Inchinor Inchmurrin FRAPPE b 96 Rainbow Quest Glatisant Dancing Rocks

Northern Dancer Pas de Nom Sir Ivor Courtly Dee Lyphard Navajo Princess Mill Reef Sorbus Lorenzaccio Helen Nichols Lomond On Show Blushing Groom I Will Follow Green Dancer Croda Rossa

Seven years after Glatisant’s son Footstepsinthesand triumphed in the 2,000 Guineas for the Tabor/Magnier partnership, Glatisant’s grandson Power won the Irish version for the Tabor/Smith/Magnier team. The son of Oasis Dream has now won five of his eight starts and was arguably unlucky not to have also won the Dewhurst Stakes, after having to be switched. The colt’s Curragh victory added an important first Classic success to the CV of the highly successful Oasis Dream, who had gone close to winning the 2009 Oaks with Midday (he has also won the German 2,000 Guineas with Frozen Power, but that race is classified as Gr2). Power’s dam Frappe won over six furlongs on her debut. However, the


daughter of Inchinor later ran respectably over a mile and a quarter and has also produced a Ribblesdale Stakes winner in Thakafaat, so it is hardly surprising that Power stays better than his blazingly fast sire. Aidan O’Brien described Power as big and powerful after the colt’s first Group victory, in the Coventry Stakes, but it would have been no surprise had Power been on the small side. His grandsires Green Desert and Inchinor stood 15.2 and 15.1 hands. Glatisant won both her starts at two, including the Gr3 Prestige Stakes, but had a largely fruitless second season. Her sire Rainbow Quest also sired the dam of Oasis Dream’s Prix du Moulin winner Aqlaam. Power’s third dam, the Green Dancer mare Dancing Rocks, was a rather nervous type according to Timeform. Even so, she showed consistently smart form and won the Nassau Stakes. Three of Dancing Rocks’s daughters have produced Group winners, the others being Council Rock, dam of the very speedy juvenile filly Superstar Leo, and Glatisant’s sister Rainbow Goddess, dam of the St Leger runner-up Mahler. Superstar Leo has a good prospect in 2012 in the unbeaten filly Sentaril.

CURRAGH. May 26. 3yo+. 6f.

1. TIDDLIWINKS (GB) 6 10-0 £33,854 b g by Piccolo - Card Games (First Trump) O-Guy Reed B-Guy Reed TR-KA Ryan 2. Jimmy Styles (GB) 8 9-9 £9,896 ch g by Inchinor - Inya Lake (Whittingham) O-Gwyn Powell, Peter Ridgers B-Barry Minty TR-CG Cox 3. The Reaper (IRE) 4 9-9 £4,688 b g by Footstepsinthesand - Lady Gregory (In The Wings) O-Sean Jones B-Michael Smith TR-GM Lyons Margins 0.5, head. Time 1:11.87 (slow 0.87). Going Good. See race 69.

82 OAKS D’ITALIA G2 MILAN. May 26. 3yof. 2200m.

1. CHERRY COLLECT (IRE) 8-11 £125,000 b f by Oratorio - Holy Moon (Hernando) O-Effevi B-Razza Del Velino TR-S Botti 2. Angegreen (ITY) 8-11 £55,000 ch f by Ekraar - Sopran Danzas (Astronef) O-Team Valor International, Robert V Lapenta B-Mara Martinelli TR-S Botti 3. Rosa Eglanteria (GB) 8-11 £30,000 b f by Nayef - Rose Shift (Night Shift) O/B-Scuderia Blueberry TR-B Grizzetti Margins 1.5, head. Time 2:14.20. Going Good to soft. Starts 7

Wins 6

Places 1

2nd Dam: Centinela by Caerleon. Ran a few times at 2 and 3. Dam of HOLY MOON (f Hernando, see above). Broodmare Sire: HERNANDO. Sire of the dams of 19 Stakes winners. In 2012 - CHERRY COLLECT Oratorio G2, KESAMPOUR King’s Best G2. CHERRY COLLECT b f 2009

Earned £151,030

Sire: ORATORIO. Sire of 22 Stakes winners. In 2012 - CHERRY COLLECT Hernando G2, OTTIMO Octagonal G2, ESENTEPE Octagonal G3, MOONWALK IN PARIS Singspiel G3.

Northern Dancer Pas de Nom His Majesty Razyana Spring Adieu Vienna Vaguely Noble Noble Lassie Alydar Montage Katonka Nijinsky Niniski Virginia Hills Miswaki Whakilyric Lyrism Nijinsky Caerleon Foreseer Young Generation New Generation Madina Danzig

Danehill ORATORIO b 02 Mahrah

Hernando HOLY MOON b 00 Centinela

83 EQUESTRIAN S G3 CURRAGH. May 26. 4yo+f&m. 8f.

1. EMULOUS (GB) 5 9-5 £32,500 b m by Dansili - Aspiring Diva (Distant View) O-K Abdullah B-Juddmonte Farms TR-DK Weld 2. One Spirit (IRE) 4 9-0 £9,500 b f by Invincible Spirit - Recite (Forty Niner) O-Miss AH Marshall B-Frank Dunne TR-GM Lyons 3. Alanza (IRE) 4 9-3 £4,500 ch f by Dubai Destination - Alasha (Barathea) O/B-HH The Aga Khan TR-John M Oxx Margins 1.75, 0.5. Time 1:41.20. Going Good. Age 2-4


Age 2-3

2010: Charity Line (f Manduro) unraced to date. 2011: (f Dylan Thomas)

Starts 10

Wins 6

Places 3

Sire: DANSILI. Sire of 66 SWs. In 2012 - BATED BREATH Distant View G2, GIOFRA Orpen G2, PERMIT Swain G2, EMULOUS Distant View G3, FAMOUS NAME Quest For Fame G3, THE FUGUE Sadler’s Wells G3.

HAYDOCK PARK. May 26. 3yo+. 5f.

1. BATED BREATH (GB) 5 9-4 £45,368 b h by Dansili - Tantina (Distant View) O-K Abdullah B-Juddmonte Farms TR-R Charlton 2. Sole Power (GB) 5 9-4 £17,200 b g by Kyllachy - Demerger (Distant View) O-Mrs S Power B-G Russell TR-E Lynam 3. Spirit Quartz (IRE) 4 9-4 £8,608 b g by Invincible Spirit - Crystal Gaze (Rainbow Quest) O-TW Morley, Mrs J Morley B-Ballygallon Stud TR-RMH Cowell Margins Neck, 3.5. Time 0:56.39 (fast 1.61). Going Firm. Age 3-5

Starts 15

Wins 6

Places 5

2nd Dam: QUEEN OF SONG by His Majesty. 14 wins, Shuvee H G2, 3rd Apple Blossom H G1. Sister to CORMORANT. Dam of LADYAGO (f Northern Dancer: Audubon Oaks), Private Song (c Private Account: 3rd San Bernardino H G2). Third dam of SPRING MEADOW, CHESTNUT LADY. Fourth dam of PLATINUM KINGDOM. Broodmare Sire: DISTANT VIEW. Sire of the dams of 14 SWs. In 2012 - CITYSCAPE Selkirk G1, BATED BREATH Dansili G2, EMULOUS Dansili G3. The Dansili/Distant View cross: BATED BREATH G1, EMULOUS G1, ZACINTO G1, DARING DIVA LR. EMULOUS b f 2007 Danzig Razyana DANSILI b 96 Kahyasi Hasili Kerali Mr Prospector Distant View Seven Springs 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

Earned £317,111

Sire: DANSILI. Sire of 66 Stakes winners. In 2012 BATED BREATH Distant View G2, GIOFRA Orpen G2, PERMIT Swain G2, EMULOUS Distant View G3, FAMOUS NAME Quest For Fame G3, THE FUGUE Sadler’s Wells G3. 1st Dam: TANTINA by Distant View. 4 wins at 3, Oak Tree S LR, Sceptre S LR, 3rd Supreme S G3. Dam of 3 winners: 2005: Scuffle (f Daylami) 3 wins, 3rd Snowdrop S LR. 2006: CITYSCAPE (c Selkirk). 6 wins 2-6, Dubai Duty Free S G1, 2nd Premio Vittorio di Capua G1, Hong Kong Mile G1, 3rd Queen Anne S G1. 2007: BATED BREATH (c Dansili) 6 wins 3-5, Temple S G2, Leisure S LR, 2nd July Cup G1, Betfred Sprint Cup G1, Nearctic S G1. 2008: Daintily Done (f Cacique) unraced. 2009: Tarentaise (f Oasis Dream) unraced to date. 2010: Abated (f Dansili) unraced to date. 2nd Dam: DIDINA by Nashwan. 5 wins 2-3, Dahlia H G2, 3rd Gamely H G1. Dam of TANTINA (f Distant View, see above), Trekking (f Gone West: 2nd Santa Barbara H G2). Grandam of CRYING LIGHTENING. Broodmare Sire: DISTANT VIEW. See race 83. See race 83 for the Dansili/Distant View cross. BATED BREATH b h 2007 Danzig

1st Dam: Aspiring Diva by Distant View. 2 wins 2-3 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. 2004: LUCIO BELLO (c Desert Prince) Winner at 2 in Greece. 2005: STRIKING SPIRIT (g Oasis Dream) 3 wins 2-4. 2007: EMULOUS (f Dansili) 6 wins at 2 to 4, Matron S G1, Brownstown S G3, Concorde S G3, Equestrian S G3 (twice), Garnet S LR, 2nd Kilboy Estate S LR, 3rd Desmond S G3. 2009: Radio Call (c Rail Link) unraced to date. 2010: Awe Struck (f Rail Link) unraced to date. 2011: (c Dansili)


1st Dam: HOLY MOON by Hernando. 5 wins at 3 and 4 in Italy, Premio EBF Terme di Merano LR. Dam of 3 winners: 2006: MOONEY RIDGE (f Indian Ridge) 2 wins at 3 and 4 in Italy. 2008: HOLY BALLET (c Shamardal) 2 wins at 3 and 4 in Italy. 2009: CHERRY COLLECT (f Oratorio) 54,782gns yearling at SGSEP. 6 wins, Oaks d’Italia G2, Premio Regina Elena G3, Criterium Femminile LR, Premio Repubbliche Marinare LR, Premio Mantovani LR, 2nd Premio Dormello G3.

Earned £283,766


Danehill Razyana DANSILI b 96 Kahyasi Hasili Kerali Mr Prospector Distant View Seven Springs TANTINA ch 00 Nashwan Didina Didicoy

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 Blushing Groom Height of Fashion Danzig Monroe

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

1. VEDELAGO (IRE) 3 8-7 £39,583 b c by Red Clubs - Queen Shy (Marju) O-GTA SRL B-GTA SRL TR-L Polito 2. Alianthus (GER) 7 9-5 £17,417 b h by Hernando - Allure (Konigsstuhl) O-Gestut Schlenderhan B-Gestut Karlshof TR-J Hirchberger 3. Principe Adepto (USA) 4 9-5 £9,500 bbr c by Dubawi - Aischa (Giant’s Causeway) O/B-Allevamento La Nuova Sbarra TR-E Botti Margins 1.25, 0.75. Time 1:35.00. Going Good to soft. Age 2-3

Starts 8

Wins 6

Places 2

Earned £146,807

Sire: RED CLUBS. Sire of 3 Stakes winners. In 2012 - VEDELAGO Marju G2. 1st Dam: Queen Shy by Marju. 3 wins at 2 and 3 in Italy, 2nd Premio Buontalenta LR. Own sister to Toto Le Moko. Dam of 3 winners: 2006: VALORE ASSOLUTO (c One Cool Cat) 8 wins at 3 to 6, 2012 in Italy. 2007: Silent Majority (c Refuse To Bend) ran a few times. 2008: QUEEN BYRON (f Byron) 3 wins at 2 and 3 in Italy.


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Caulfield on Power: “The colt’s Curragh victory added a first Classic success to the CV of the highly successful Oasis Dream, who had gone close to winning the 2009 Oaks with Midday”

2009: VEDELAGO (c Red Clubs) 6 wins 2-3 in Italy, Premio Carlo Vittadini G2, Premio Primi Passi G3, Premio Alberto Giubilo LR, 2nd Premio Parioli G3, 3rd Premio Gran Criterium G1. 2nd Dam: SHYOUSHKA by Shy Groom. 2 wins at 2 and 3 Ballymacoll Stud S LR, 4th Railway S G3, Debutante S G3. Dam of Toto Le Moko (c Marju: 2nd Premio Ellington G2), Queen Shy (f Marju, see above). Broodmare Sire: MARJU. Sire of the dams of 27 Stakes winners. In 2012 - GRANDEZZA Agnes Tachyon G2, VEDELAGO Red Clubs G2, DURHAM TOWN Falkirk G3. VEDELAGO b c 2009 Roberto Red Ransom Arabia RED CLUBS br 03 First Trump Two Clubs Miss Cindy Last Tycoon Marju Flame of Tara QUEEN SHY b 99 Shy Groom Shyoushka Capsville

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

86 PRIX SAINT-ALARY G1 LONGCHAMP. May 27. 3yof. 2000m.

1. SAGAWARA (GB) 9-0 £119,042 bgr f by Shamardal - Sagalina (Linamix) O-HH The Aga Khan B-Haras De Son Altesse L’Aga Khan Scea TR-A de Royer-Dupre 2. Rjwa (IRE) 9-0 £47,625 ch f by Muhtathir - Minallon (Flag Down) O-Saeed Nasser Al Romaithi B-A Al Maddah TR-F Rohaut 3. Forces of Darkness (IRE) 9-0 £23,813 b f by Lawman - Miss Childrey (Dr Fong) O-Gerard Augustin-Normand B-Keatly Overseas Ltd TR-F Vermeulen Margins Short neck, short neck. Time 2:04.37. Going Good. Age 2-3

Starts 4

Wins 2

Places 2

Earned £150,737

Sire: SHAMARDAL. Sire of 35 Stakes winners. In 2012 - CRACKERJACK KING Barathea G1, SAGAWARA Linamix G1, AMARON Bertolini G3, NO EVIDENCE NEEDED Generous G3. 1st Dam: Sagalina by Linamix. Ran on the flat in France at 3. Own sister to SAGE ET JOLIE and SAGAMIX. Dam of 4 winners: 2005: Saga Bella (f Sadler’s Wells) unraced. 2006: SELAGAN (c Dalakhani) 2 wins at 3 in France. 2007: SAGHAR (c Red Ransom) 2 wins at 3 in France. 2008: SADERANN (c Sinndar) 2 wins at 3 in France. 2009: SAGAWARA (f Shamardal) 2 wins at 2 and 3 in France, Montjeu Coolmore Prix Saint-Alary G1, 2nd Prix Vanteaux-Beachcomber Hotels G3. 2nd Dam: SAGANECA by Sagace. Champion older mare in Italy in 1992. Prix de Royallieu G2, 2nd Gran Premio di Milano G1. Dam of SAGAMIX (c Linamix: Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe G1, 3rd Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud G1), SAGACITY (c Highest Honor: Criterium de SaintCloud G1, 3rd Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe G1), SAGE ET JOLIE (f Linamix: Prix de Malleret G2), Almighty (c Sadler’s Wells: 2nd Chester Vase G3), Shastye (f Danehill: 2nd Pontefract Castle S LR). Grandam of SAGEBURG, Saghann. SAGAWARA b/gr f 2009 Storm Cat Giant’s Causeway Mariah’s Storm SHAMARDAL b 2002 Machiavellian Helsinki Helen Street Mendez Linamix Lunadix SAGALINA gr 00 Sagace Saganeca Haglette

Storm Bird Terlingua Rahy Immense Mr Prospector Coup de Folie Troy Waterway Bellypha Miss Carina Breton Lutine Luthier Seneca Hagley Sucrette

Broodmare Sire: LINAMIX. Sire of the dams of 59 Stakes winners. In 2012 - SAGAWARA Shamardal G1, ZINABAA Anabaa Blue G2, COLOMBIAN Azamour G3, GOSSAMER SEED Choisir G3, FAIRLY FAIR Sinndar LR, LIDARI Acclamation LR.

The Aga Khan’s purchase of the Lagardere bloodstock continues to reap rich rewards, such as the progressive Sagawara, who got the best of a tight finish to the Gr1 Prix Saint-Alary. This filly by the in-form Shamardal is a grand-daughter of Saganeca, a mare acquired by Eric Puerari on behalf of Jean-Luc Lagardere for $165,000 at Keeneland’s 1994 January Sale. Saganeca’s appeal stemmed largely from her racing record, which included a fourth in the Prix Vermeille, a close second in the Gran Premio di Milano and a fine fifth of 18 in the Arc. She achieved an International Classification of 119, though she managed only one win (Gr2 Prix de Royallieu) from 25 starts. Puerari no doubt also liked the fact that Saganeca’s third dam was La Mirambule. This outstanding performer established herself as France’s champion three-year-old filly of 1952, when she took the Prix Vermeille by eight lengths as a prelude to finishing second in the Arc. La Mirambule then passed on her talent to her sons Tambourine (1962 Irish Derby) and Nasram (1964 King George). Saganeca was purchased primarily as a mate for Lagardere’s young stallion Linamix, who sired four of her first six foals. Two of her Linamix foals excelled on the track, with Sagamix winning the Arc and Sage Et Jolie the Gr2 Prix de Malleret. Sage Et Jolie has since become the dam of Sageburg, winner of the Gr1 Prix d’Ispahan, and now her younger sister Sagalina is responsible for another Gr1 winner in Sagawara. Saganeca also produced Sagacity, winner of the Gr1 Criterium de SaintCloud, to Highest Honor. Whatever Sagawara achieves from now on, the Aga Khan must be looking forward to adding her to his broodmare band. She has no inbreeding in her first five generations and has a pedigree free of Sadler’s Wells, Danehill and Green Desert. 87 GALLINULE S G3 CURRAGH. May 27. 3yo. 10f.

1. SPEAKING OF WHICH (IRE) 9-3 £28,438 b c by Invincible Spirit - Suitably Discreet (Mr Prospector) O/B-Moyglare Stud Farm TR-DK Weld 2. Soon (IRE) 9-0 £8,313 b f by Galileo - Classic Park (Robellino) O-Mrs John Magnier B-Lodge Park Stud TR-AP O’Brien 3. Athens (IRE) 9-3 £3,938 b c by Dylan Thomas - Rafina (Mr Prospector) O-Tabor, Magnier, Smith, Niarchos Family B-Quay Bloodstock, The Niarchos Family TR-AP O’Brien Margins 9, 1.75. Time 2:09.80 (slow 4.80). Going Good. Age 3

Starts 3

Wins 2

Places 1

Earned £36,255

Sire: INVINCIBLE SPIRIT. Sire of 56 Stakes winners. In 2012 - SPIRIT SONG Kingston Rule G2,


ALLIED POWERS High Line G3, BEYOND DESIRE Mujtahid G3, MAYSON Pivotal G3, SPEAKING OF WHICH Mr Prospector G3. 1st Dam: Suitably Discreet by Mr Prospector. unraced. Dam of 5 winners: 2003: NOBLE CRUSADER (g Giant’s Causeway) 4 wins. 2004: Capital Exposure (c Danzig) 2 wins, 2nd Beresford S G2. 2005: DESIGNATED DECOY (g Danzig) 5 wins. 2006: PINNACLE WHISPER (f Giant’s Causeway) Winner at 5 in Italy. 2007: Discretionary (c Hennessy) 2008: Uncut Stone (g Awesome Again) 2009: SPEAKING OF WHICH (c Invincible Spirit) 2 wins at 3, Gallinule S G3. 2010: Whatever Works (c Oasis Dream) unraced to date. 2011: (c Acclamation) 2nd Dam: ALYWOW by Alysheba. Champion 3yo filly in Canada in 1994. 7 wins 2-4, Nijana S G3, 2nd Rothman’s International S G1, Flower Bowl H G1. Dam of CENTURY CITY (c Danzig: International S G2, Arcadia H G2, 2nd Irish 2000 Guineas G1, 3rd Breeders’ Cup Mile G1), HIDDEN CAT (f Storm Cat: Twixtslusive H LR). Grandam of PEGASUSBYSTORM. Broodmare Sire: MR PROSPECTOR. Sire of the dams of 314 SWs. In 2012 - GEMOLOGIST Tiznow G1, ATYEB Rock of Gibraltar G3, SPEAKING OF WHICH Invincible Spirit G3, WINDSOR PALACE Danehill Dancer G3. SPEAKING OF WHICH b c 2009 Danzig Green Desert Foreign Courier INVINCIBLE SPIRIT b 97 Kris Rafha Eljazzi Raise A Native Mr Prospector Gold Digger SUITABLY DISCREET b 98 Alysheba Alywow Triple Wow

LONGCHAMP. May 27. 4yo+. 1850m.

1. GOLDEN LILAC (IRE) 4 8-13 £119,042 b f by Galileo - Grey Lilas (Danehill) O/B-Gestut Ammerland TR-A Fabre 2. Cirrus des Aigles (FR) 6 9-2 £47,625 b g by Even Top - Taille de Guepe (Septieme Ciel) O-JCA Dupouy B-Y Lelimouzin, B Deschamps TR-Mme C Barande-Barbe 3. Planteur (IRE) 5 9-2 £23,813 b h by Danehill Dancer - Plante Rare (Giant’s Causeway) O-A Al Falasi, M A Albousi B-Dayton Investments Ltd TR-Marco Botti Margins 0.75, 0.5. Time 1:51.85. Going Good. Starts 7

Wins 6

Broodmare Sire: DANEHILL. Sire of the dams of 194 Stakes winners. In 2012 - FRANKEL Galileo G1, GOLDEN LILAC Galileo G1, DANEDREAM Lomitas G2, FENOMENO Stay Gold G2, CHACHAMAIDEE Footstepsinthesand G3, FALLS OF LORA Street Cry G3, PRINCESS HIGHWAY Street Cry G3. The Galileo/Danehill cross has produced: BANC DE FORTUNE G1, CIMA DE TRIOMPHE G1, CUIS GHAIRE G1, FRANKEL G1, GOLDEN LILAC G1, MAYBE G1, RODERIC O’CONNOR G1, TEOFILO G1, REEM G2, CRYSTAL GAL G3, LAGALP G3, SIDERA G3, MISS GALILEI LR, NOBLE MISSION LR, VIA GALILEI LR, Galileo’s Destiny G1, Gile Na Greine G1, The Assayer G1, Claiomh Solais G3, Marksmanship G3, Acteur Celebre LR. GOLDEN LILAC b f 2008

Places 1

Earned £855,757

Sire: GALILEO. Sire of 111 Stakes winners. In 2012 - FRANKEL Danehill G1, GOLDEN LILAC Danehill G1, IGUGU Intikhab G1, NIWOT Noble Bijou G1, MAHBOOBA Red Ransom G2, MIKHAIL GLINKA Mark of Esteem G2, ALTANO Lando G3, ASTROLOGY Dr Fong G3, IMPERIAL MONARCH Slip Anchor G3, LINTON Centaine G3. 1st Dam: GREY LILAS by Danehill. 4 wins at 3 in France, Prix du Moulin de Longchamp G1, 2nd Poule d’Essai des Pouliches G1, Prix de l’Opera G1, 3rd Prix de Diane G1. Dam of 2 winners: 2007: GREY LILY (f Boreal) Winner at 3 in France. 2008: GOLDEN LILAC (f Galileo) 6 wins at 2 to 4 in France, Poule d’Essai des Pouliches G1, Prix de Diane G1, Prix d’Ispahan G1, Prix de la Grotte G3, 3rd Prix Guillaume d’Ornano G2. 2009: Gusty Gale (c Hurricane Run) unraced to date. 2011: (c Hurricane Run) 2012: (c Galileo) 2nd Dam: KENMIST by Kenmare. 2 wins at 3, Rosemary Rated H LR, 3rd Premio Bagutta G3. Dam of GREY LILAS (f Danehill, see above), KANDAHAR

Nearctic Natalma Bold Reason Special Mr Prospector Miswaki Hopespringseternal Lombard Allegretta Anatevka Northern Dancer Danzig Pas de Nom His Majesty Razyana Spring Adieu Kalamoun Kenmare Belle of Ireland Simply Great Mistral’s Collette Kitty’s Sister Northern Dancer

Sadler’s Wells

Fairy Bridge GALILEO b 98 Urban Sea

Danehill GREY LILAS gr 2001 Kenmist

Northern Dancer Pas de Nom Sir Ivor Courtly Dee Sharpen Up Doubly Sure Artaius Border Bounty Native Dancer Raise You Nashua Sequence Alydar Bel Sheba Coastal Iva Reputation


Age 2-4

RUN (c Rock of Gibraltar: Newmarket S LR), Stendhal (c Polish Precedent: 2nd Prix Altipan LR), Chambord (c Green Desert: 2nd Prix Jacques de Bremond LR).

It looks as though Frankel isn’t going to be the only product of the celebrated Galileo/Danehill cross with excellent prospects in this year’s top prizes at around a mile and a quarter. Last year’s dual French Classic winner Golden Lilac proved that she is as good as ever on her return to action in the Prix d’Ispahan. Despite having been off the track for more than nine months, she proved too speedy for the redoubtable Cirrus des Aigles. In the process she improved her record to six wins from seven starts. Frankel’s dam Kind was a Listed winner with a Timeform rating of 112 and Golden Lilac’s dam Grey Lilas was even more accomplished. After finishing second in the Pouliches, she confirmed her standing among the best three-year-old fillies of 2004 by taking the Prix du Moulin. Grey Lilas proved she stayed a mile and a quarter by winning the Gr3 Prix de la Nonette, in addition to finishing third in the Prix de Diane and second in the Prix de l’Opera. Grey Lilas’s three-parts-brother Kandahar Run – by Danehill’s son Rock Of Gibraltar – showed smart form at up to a mile and a quarter and their dam, the Listed winner Kenmist, also won at up to a mile and a quarter, while showing her best form over a mile. Golden Lilac’s third dam Mistral’s Collette was a useful Irish two-yearold who later enjoyed stakes success at up to a mile and a quarter in Italy. General Cloney, a brother to Mistral’s Collette, did well at up to a mile and three-quarters. Although Golden Lilac has a tendency to race freely in the early stages, she too stays a mile and a quarter well, even though her dam is by Danehill, a sprinter-miler, and her second dam is by Kenmare, winner of the Prix Jacques le Marois.


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European Pattern Sire: ROCK OF GIBRALTAR. Sire of 76 SWs. In 2012 - EUROPA POINT Woodman G1, SAMITAR Rainbow Quest G1, ATYEB Mr Prospector G3.

89 DIANA-TRIAL G2 BERLIN-HOPPEGARTEN. May 27. 3yof. 2000m.

1. MONAMI (GER) 9-2 £33,333 ch f by Sholokhov - Monbijou (Dashing Blade) O/B-Gestut Etzean TR-A Wohler 2. Wasimah (GER) 9-2 £12,917 b f by Desert Prince - Waleria (Artan) O/B-Frau Dr C Otto TR-HJ Groschel 3. Nymphea (IRE) 9-2 £5,417 ch f by Dylan Thomas - Neele (Peintre Celebre) O-Stall Nizza B-Juergen Imm TR-P Schiergen Margins 0.5, 0.75. Time 2:04.80. Going Good. Age 2-3

Starts 3

Wins 3

Places 0

Earned £87,471

Sire: SHOLOKHOV. Sire of 12 Stakes winners. In 2012 - MONAMI Dashing Blade G2. 1st Dam: Monbijou by Dashing Blade. 2 wins at 3 in Germany, 3rd G.P. Spielbank Hohensyburg Auktionsrenn LR, Munchener Auktionsrennen LR. Dam of 8 winners: 1998: MIDNIGHT EXPRESS (c Master Willie) Winner at 3 in Germany. 1999: MICANA (f Lecroix) 4 wins 3-5 in Germany. 2000: MERIDIANA (f Lomitas). 7 wins 2-4, Oaks d’Italia G1. Dam of Center Divider (2nd Bowling Green H G2). 2001: (f Lecroix). Died. 2003: Monte Major (g Trempolino) 2005: MONTGOMERY (c Sholokhov) 2 wins at 5 and 6 in Norway. 2006: Margarita (f Lomitas) 2 wins at 3 and 4 in Germany, 3rd Hanshin-Cup LR. 2007: MA COEUR (f Sholokhov) Winner at 3 in France. 2008: MONJE DANON (c Lomitas) Winner at 3 in Germany. 2009: MONAMI (f Sholokhov) 2 wins at 2, Diana Trial G2, Preis der Winterkonigin Rennen G3. 2010: Mandelblute (f Sholokhov) unraced to date. 2012: Morgenlicht (f Sholokhov) 2nd Dam: MEERDUNUNG by Tauchsport. 2 wins at 3. Dam of MAITRE LEVY (g Monsun: Abu Dhabi Cup LR, Stall Lowenherz-Grosser 3yo Herbstpreis LR), Monbijou (f Dashing Blade, see above). Grandam of MANNICO, Meridia. Broodmare Sire: DASHING BLADE. Sire of the dams of 32 Stakes winners. In 2012 - MONAMI Sholokhov G2. The Sholokhov/Dashing Blade cross has produced: MONAMI G2, EVERY DAY LR, Atila Sher Danon LR. MONAMI ch f 2009 Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge SHOLOKHOV b 99 Lord Gayle La Meilleure Gradille Elegant Air Dashing Blade Sharp Castan MONBIJOU ch 93 Tauchsport Meerdunung Meernymphe

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

90 IRISH 1000 GUINEAS G1 CURRAGH. May 27. 3yof. 8f.

1. SAMITAR (GB) 9-0 £145,000 b f by Rock of Gibraltar - Aileen’s Gift (Rainbow Quest) O-Martin S Schwartz B-Norman Court Stud TR-MR Channon 2. Ishvana (IRE) 9-0 £47,500 b f by Holy Roman Emperor - Song of The Sea (Bering) O/B-Mrs AM O’Brien TR-AP O’Brien 3. Princess Sinead (IRE) 9-0 £22,500 bbr f by Jeremy - Princess Atoosa (Gone West) O-Mrs J Maxwell Moran B-Brushwood Stable TR-Mrs John Harrington Margins 1.5, 2.25. Time 1:38.50 (slow 1.50). Going Good. Age 2-3


Starts 9

Wins 3

Places 4

Earned £409,341

1st Dam: Aileen’s Gift by Rainbow Quest. unraced. Dam of 4 winners: 2002: ENTRUST (c Xaar) 3 wins 3-4 in Greece. 2003: Holy Show (g Bishop of Cashel) Unplaced over hurdles. 2005: NIJOOM DUBAI (f Noverre) Albany S G3. 2006: LA GIFTED (f Fraam) 6 wins at 3. Broodmare. 2008: Gift Dancer (f Imperial Dancer) unraced. 2009: SAMITAR (f Rock of Gibraltar) Sold 39,000gns yearling at TAOC1. 3 wins at 2 and 3, Irish 1000 Guineas G1, Albany S G3, 2nd Fillies’ Mile S G1, 3rd May Hill S G2. 2010: Ziggie Stardust (c Sixties Icon) unraced to date. 2011: (c Sixties Icon)

his win in the 2008 Gimcrack Stakes. Samitar’s second dam Joyful was a half-sister to Golden Opinion. This highly talented filly was third in the French 1,000 Guineas on only her second start, before winning the Coronation Stakes and dividing Cadeaux Genereux and Danehill when second in the July Cup. The excellence continues in the next generation, as Samitar’s third dam, the Mr Prospector mare Optimistic Lass, was a winner of the Musidora and Nassau Stakes who started favourite for the 1984 Oaks.

2nd Dam: JOYFUL by Green Desert. 1 win at 3. Dam of Roker Park (g Choisir: 3rd Bullet Sprint S LR). Grandam of SHAWEEL.

91 TATTERSALLS GOLD CUP G1 CURRAGH. May 27. 4yo+. 10f 110yds.

Broodmare Sire: RAINBOW QUEST. Sire of the dams of 139 SWs. In 2012 - SAMITAR Rock of Gibraltar G1, FURNER’S GREEN Dylan Thomas G3. The Rock of Gibraltar/Rainbow Quest cross has produced: SAMITAR G1, SEA OF HEARTBREAK G2, YOUR OLD PAL G2, BRUSCO G3, CORAL WAVE G3, Fighter Boy LR. SAMITAR b f 2009 Northern Dancer Pas de Nom His Majesty Razyana Spring Adieu Northern Dancer Be My Guest What A Treat Bold Lad Push A Button River Lady Red God Blushing Groom Runaway Bride Herbager I Will Follow Where You Lead Danzig Green Desert Foreign Courier Mr Prospector Optimistic Lass Loveliest Danzig

Danehill ROCK OF GIBRALTAR b 99 Offshore Boom

Rainbow Quest AILEEN’S GIFT b 98 Joyful

One of the most eye-catching statistics in European breeding concerns the record of the outstanding miler Rock Of Gibraltar with daughters of the Arc winner Rainbow Quest. This combination has 21 foals of racing age and five of the 21 have become stakes winners. The 2011 season saw Coral Wave, Sea Of Heartbreak and Samitar enjoy Group success, and now Samitar has become a Classic winner in the Irish 1,000 Guineas. Two of these five stakes winners – Samitar and the continental stayer Brusco – have second dams by Green Desert and are therefore inbred 3 x 4 to Danzig. Rock Of Gibraltar isn’t the only son of Danehill to have enjoyed success with Rainbow Quest mares. Dansili, Danehill Dancer, Redoute’s Choice and Dylan Thomas have also sired Group winners from them, with Dylan Thomas’s ill-fated son Furner’s Green being an unlucky loser of the 2012 French 2,000 Guineas. Samitar was extremely well bought for 39,000gns, as her earnings now stand in excess of £400,000 and she possesses a pedigree which suggests she could prove similarly effective as a broodmare. Her dam Aileen’s Gift had already been represented by Nijoom Dubai, winner of the Gr3 Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot as a two-yearold. Aileen’s Gift’s half-sister Cooden Beach had also produced a Groupwinning two-year-old in Shaweel, who nearly added the National Stakes to

1. SO YOU THINK (NZ) 6 9-1 £108,500 bbr h by High Chaparral - Triassic (Tights) O-Smith, Magnier, Tabor, Dato Tan, Tunku Yahaya B-MJ Moran, Piper Farm Ltd TR-AP O’Brien 2. Famous Name (GB) 7 9-1 £33,250 b h by Dansili - Fame At Last (Quest For Fame) O-K Abdullah B-Juddmonte Farms TR-DK Weld 3. Robin Hood (IRE) 4 9-1 £15,750 b c by Galileo - Banquise (Last Tycoon) O-Mrs J Magnier, D Smith, M Tabor B-Lynch Bages Ltd TR-AP O’Brien Margins 6, 7.5. Time 2:15.60 (slow 4.10). Going Good. Age 2-6

Starts 21

Wins 13

Places Earned 7 £4,751,405

Sire: HIGH CHAPARRAL. Sire of 36 Stakes winners. In 2012 - SHOOT OUT Pentire G1, SO YOU THINK Tights G1, WESTERN SYMBOL Bluebird G3. 1st Dam: TRIASSIC by Tights. 3 wins in New Zealand, Sir Tristram Classic (f) G2. Dam of 8 winners: 1996: TYCOON JACK (g Last Tycoon) 3 wins in New Zealand. 1998: CIRCUS DANCE (f Carnegie) 2 wins at 5 in New Zealand. Broodmare. 2000: HIP HIP HOORAY (g Tale of The Cat) 6 wins in Australia, Hong Kong. 2002: (f Almutawakel). Died. 2003: TRIGONOMETRY (c Galileo) 2 wins in Australia. 2004: PRIDE’N’PREJUDICE (f Universal Prince) 4 wins in Australia. 2005: LA SOUVENIR (f Nuclear Freeze) Winner in New Zealand. 2006: SO YOU THINK (c High Chaparral) Champion 3yo colt in Australia in 2009-2010, Champion older horse in Ireland in 2011. 13 wins 2-6, Tattersalls Gold Cup G1 (twice), Eclipse S G1, Irish Champion S G1, LKS Mackinnon S G1, Underwood S G1, Cox Plate G1 (twice), Yalumba Caulfield S G1, Memsie S G2, Mooresbridge S G3, Gloaming S G3, 2nd Champion S G1, Prince of Wales’s S G1, Cantala S G1, Ming Dynasty Quality H LR, 3rd Melbourne Cup G1. 2008: Now You Know (c Elusive City) 3 wins in Australia, 2nd Carbine Club S G3. 2010: (c High Chaparral) 2nd Dam: Astral Row by Long Row. 6 wins in New Zealand, 2nd Evergreen S LR, Otago Mannequin S LR, Waitaki S LR, Geraldine Challenge S LR. Dam of TRIASSIC (f Tights, see above). Broodmare Sire: TIGHTS. Sire of the dams of 20 SWs. In 2012 - SO YOU THINK High Chaparral G1. SO YOU THINK b/br h 2006 Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge HIGH CHAPARRAL b 99 Darshaan Kasora Kozana Nijinsky Tights Dancealot TRIASSIC b 90 Long Row Astral Row Pak Bun Bay

Nearctic Natalma Bold Reason Special Shirley Heights Delsy Kris Koblenza Northern Dancer Flaming Page Round Table Music Please Linacre Front Row Matinee Idol Philipolo

When So You Think was transferred to Ireland, there were hopes that he would achieve the same superstar status in his new home that he had attained in Australia. Although four consecutive defeats spanning 2011 and 2012 have effectively quashed such ideas, he is still highly impressive at his best. He has added four Gr1 successes to his tally, including two romps in the Tattersalls Gold Cup. So You Think is expected to take up stud duties in 2012 at Coolmore Australia, where his sire High Chaparral covered 235 mares at a fee of AUS$88,000 in 2010 and 187 at AUS$99,000 in 2011. Although High Chaparral’s fee will be lowered to AUS$77,000 in 2012, the 2002 Derby winner is still held in higher regard in the southern hemisphere than in the north, where he has stood the last two seasons at €25,000. His Australian fees reflect the success enjoyed by sons he sired during his seasons in New Zealand. They include four Gr1 winners in So You Think, Shoot Out (three Gr1 wins, including AJC Australian Derby), Monaco Consul (Victoria Derby, Spring Champion Stakes) and Descarado (Caulfield Cup, Caulfield Stakes). So You Think’s first 13 dams were bred either in New Zealand or Australia, his 14th dam being Juliet, an import from Britain born in 1851. As usual, there are far more imported bloodlines among the stallions responsible for these mares. So You Think’s dam, the ten-furlong Gr2 winner Triassic, is by Tights. This versatile son of Nijinsky won three Graded stakes at up to nine furlongs at three in California. So You Think’s second dam, the stakes-placed Astral Row, is by Long Row, whose parents, Linacre and Front Row, were respectively successful in Ireland’s 2,000 Guineas and 1,000 Guineas. Long Row won the Horris Hill Stakes at two and later showed smart form over a mile. 92 PRIX VICOMTESSE VIGIER G2 LONGCHAMP. May 27. 4yo+. 3100m.

1. IVORY LAND (FR) 5 8-11 £61,750 ch h by Lando - Ivory Coast (Peintre Celebre) O-Eduardo Fierro B-Z Hakam TR-A de Royer-Dupre 2. Usuelo (FR) 4 8-11 £23,833 b c by Epalo - Gezabelle (Garde Royale) O-Jean-Luc Guillochon B-J & Mme Mc Duvaldestin TR-Jean-Luc Guillochon 3. Prairie Star (FR) 4 9-0 £11,375 b c by Peintre Celebre - Prairie Runner (Arazi) O-Ecurie Wildenstein B-Dayton Investments Ltd TR-E Lellouche Margins 0.5, 0.75. Time 3:26.69. Going Good. Age 2-5

Starts 20

Wins 8

Places 5

Earned £281,297

Sire: LANDO. Sire of 27 Stakes winners. In 2012 IVORY LAND Peintre Celebre G2. 1st Dam: Ivory Coast by Peintre Celebre. unraced. Dam of 4 winners: 2005: SHEPTON MALLET (f Ocean of Wisdom) 4 wins at 3 and 4 in France. 2006: MOUMINA (f Lando) Winner at 3 in France. 2007: IVORY LAND (c Lando) Sold 18,018gns foal at ARDEC. 8 wins 2-5, Prix Vicomtesse Vigier G2, Prix d’Hedouville G3, Gd. Criterium de


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Caulfield on Samitar: “She was extremely well bought for 39,000gns, as her earnings now stand in excess of £400,000, and her pedigree suggests she could prove effective as a broodmare”

Bordeaux LR, Grand Prix de Clairefontaine LR, Prix Lord Seymour LR, Prix Right Royal LR, 2nd Prix Chaudenay G2, 3rd Prix du Conseil de Paris G2, Prix Noailles G2, Prix Hocquart G2. 2008: IVORY PEARL (f Muhtathir) 2 wins at 3 in France. 2009: Cote d’Ebene (f Muhtathir) unraced to date. 2010: (f Desert Style) 2nd Dam: Land of Ivory by The Minstrel. 3 wins at 2 and 3, 2nd Ben Marshall S LR, 3rd Premio Allevamento LR, 4th Prix Cleopatre G3. Dam of HEART OF DARKNESS (c Glint of Gold: National S G1). Grandam of SUPER MOTIVA, Akua’ba. Third dam of Small Frida.

CASPAR NETSCHER b c 2009 Mr Prospector Coup de Folie Medicean Storm Bird Mystic Goddess Rose Goddess DUTCH ART ch 04 Rainbow Quest Spectrum River Dancer Halland Park Lass Drumalis Palacegate Episode Pasadena Lady Sadler’s Wells In The Wings High Hawk Singspiel Halo Glorious Song Ballade BELLA CANTATA b 02 Lyphard Bellypha Belga Bella Colora Jimmy Reppin Reprocolor Blue Queen Machiavellian

Broodmare Sire: PEINTRE CELEBRE. Sire of the dams of 16 Stakes winners. In 2012 - IVORY LAND Lando G2, RED CADEAUX Cadeaux Genereux G2, FLORENTINA Redoute’s Choice G3.

MUNICH. May 28. 3yo. 2000m.

IVORY LAND ch h 2007 Surumu Acatenango Aggravate LANDO b 90 Sharpman Laurea Licata Nureyev Peintre Celebre Peinture Bleue IVORY COAST b 01 The Minstrel Land of Ivory Ivory Wand

Literat Surama Aggressor Raven Locks Sharpen Up Miss Manon Dschingis Khan Liberty Northern Dancer Special Alydar Petroleuse Northern Dancer Fleur Sir Ivor Natashka

93 MEHL-MULHENS-RENNEN G2 COLOGNE. May 28. 3yoc&f. 1600m.

1. CASPAR NETSCHER (GB) 9-2 £83,333 b c by Dutch Art - Bella Cantata (Singspiel) O-Charles Wentworth B-Meon Valley Stud TR-Alan McCabe 2. Amarillo (IRE) 9-2 £25,000 b c by Holy Roman Emperor - Alte Kunst (Royal Academy) O-Stall Nizza B-Juergen Imm TR-P Schiergen 3. Red Duke (USA) 9-2 £10,833 ch c by Hard Spun - Saudia (Gone West) O-Maxilead Limited B-BP Walden, H Sexton TR-JJ Quinn Margins 1.25, 1.25. Time 1:34.40. Going Good. Age 2-3

Starts 12

Wins 5


Places 5

Earned £257,924

Sire: DUTCH ART. Sire of 3 Stakes winners. In 2012 - CASPAR NETSCHER Singspiel G2. 1st Dam: Bella Cantata by Singspiel. unraced. Dam of 2 winners: 2006: Simplification (f Daylami) 2007: BRONZE BEAU (g Compton Place) 4 wins at 3 and 4. 2008: St Marys Hall (g Librettist) Unplaced in a NH Flat Race. 2009: CASPAR NETSCHER (c Dutch Art) Sold 25,000gns yearling at TAOC2, 65,000gns 2yo at TAAPR. 5 wins 2-3, Gimcrack S G2, Mill Reef S G2, Mehl-Mulhens Rennen G2, Greenham S G3, 2nd Rose Bowl S LR, 3rd Richmond S G2, Windsor Castle S LR. 2nd Dam: BELLA COLORA by Bellypha. 4 wins 2-3, Prix de l’Opera G2, 3rd 1000 Guineas G1. Dam of STAGECRAFT (c Sadler’s Wells: Prince of Wales’s S G2, Canadian Turf H G2, Gulfstream Breeders’ Cup H G2, 2nd Eclipse S G1, 3rd Juddmonte International S G1, Irish Champion S G1), MULLINS BAY (c Machiavellian: W.Hill Poker Grand Prix Strensall S G3, 2nd Premio Ribot G2), HYABELLA (f Shirley Heights: Ben Marshall S LR, Atalanta S LR), BALALAIKA (f Sadler’s Wells: Dahlia S LR). Grandam of ALKAADHEM, POET, YOUR OLD PAL, MAIDAAN, Hothaifah, Yankee Doodle, Fontana Amorosa, Design Perfection. Third dam of FRANCE, ALESSANDRO VOLTA, Havane Smoker, Renewed Vitality, Mister Music. Fourth dam of Shirocco Star, Finding Neverland. Broodmare Sire: SINGSPIEL. Sire of the dams of 16 Stakes winners. In 2012 - CASPAR NETSCHER Dutch Art G2, MOONWALK IN PARIS Oratorio G3.

1. PAKAL (GER) 9-2 £26,667 b c by Lord of England - Perima (Kornado) O-Stall Salzburg B-Gestut Etzean TR-W Figge 2. Black Arrow (IRE) 9-2 £9,167 b c by Teofilo - Fann (Diesis) O-Stall 24 B-Rabbah Bloodstock TR-A Wohler 3. Salon Soldier (GER) 9-2 £4,583 b c by Soldier Hollow - Salonblue (Bluebird) O-Stall Hornoldendorf B-Gestut Wittekindshof TR-P Schiergen Margins 0.5, neck. Time 2:05.27. Going Good. Age 2-3

Starts 10

Wins 3

Places 6

Earned £139,063

Sire: LORD OF ENGLAND. Sire of 4 Stakes winners. In 2012 - PAKAL Kornado G3. 1st Dam: Perima by Kornado. 2 wins at 3 in Germany, 3rd Deutscher Stutenpreis G3. Dam of 3 winners: 2005: PIRINA (f Dashing Blade) 3 wins at 3 in France. 2006: Pasadena (f Ransom O’War) 2007: Pride of Ireland (f Sholokhov) Unplaced. 2008: PALOMITA (f High Chaparral) Winner at 4 in Germany. 2009: PAKAL (c Lord of England) Sold 28,655gns yearling at BBAGS. 3 wins at 2 and 3, Bavarian Classic G3, 2nd Criterium International G1, Zukunfts Rennen G3. 2010: Paralino (c Sholokhov) unraced to date. 2011: Per Saldo (c Sholokhov) 2nd Dam: PRADILLA by Lagunas. 2 wins at 3 in Germany. Own sister to PRADA. Dam of Perima (f Kornado, see above).

Sire: POLIGLOTE. Sire of 52 Stakes winners. In 2012 - SOLEMIA Shirley Heights G2. 1st Dam: BROOKLYN’S DANCE by Shirley Heights. 3 wins at 2 and 3 in France, Prix Cleopatre G3, 2nd CIGA Prix de Royallieu G2. Dam of 12 winners: 1993: WEST BROOKLYN (f Gone West) 2 wins at 2 and 3 in France. Dam of Campanillas (2nd Prix de Malleret G2), Cote Quest (3rd Hoppings S LR, Prix Isola Bella LR). 1994: GOLD DODGER (f Slew O’ Gold) 2 wins at 3 and 4 in France, Prix de la Pepiniere LR. Dam of CHINTZ (C L Weld Park S G3). Grandam of DUPLICITY (Rose Bowl S LR). 1995: BROOKLYN’S GOLD (g Seeking The Gold) 6 wins, Prix de Suresnes LR. 1996: BROOKLYN’S STORM (f Storm Cat) 2 wins at 2 and 4 in France, USA. Dam of STORMINA (Indian Maid Breeders’ Cup H LR, Firecracker H LR, Summer Finale H LR, 3rd Prix de Sandringham G2). 1997: Out of Control (c Gulch) Winner at 3 in France, 3rd Prix des Nuits de Fourviere LR. 1998: BROOKLYN GLEAM (f Caerleon) Winner at 3 in France. Dam of Kakofonic (3rd Prix La Rochette G3). 2000: Brooklyn Wells (f Sadler’s Wells) unraced. 2001: PROSPECT PARK (c Sadler’s Wells) 5 wins at 3 and 4 in France, La Coupe de MaisonsLaffitte G3, Prix du Lys G3, 2nd Prix du Jockey Club G1. 2002: LE REVEUR (g Machiavellian) 4 wins. 2004: NEVER GREEN (f Halling) 3 wins at 2 and 3 in France, Prix Occitanie LR. 2005: PROSPECT WELLS (g Sadler’s Wells) 4 wins, Prix Greffulhe G2, 2nd Grand Prix de Paris G1. 2006: OLD WAY (g Gold Away) Winner over hurdles. 2008: SOLEMIA (f Poliglote) 4 wins at 2 to 4 in France, Prix Corrida G2, Prix Joubert LR, Prix Lord Seymour LR, 2nd Prix du Conseil de Paris G2, Prix d’Hedouville G3, Prix des Tourelles LR. 2nd Dam: VALLEE DANSANTE by Lyphard. 1 win at 3 in France. Own sister to Green Mount. Dam of BROOKLYN’S DANCE (f Shirley Heights, see above), PRINCESSE DANSANTE (f King’s Best: Prix Joubert LR, 2nd Prix de Royallieu G2), Krissante (f Kris: 2nd Prix Saraca LR, Prix La Sorellina LR). Grandam of AUTHORIZED, OKAWANGO, DOUBLE GREEN.

Dashing Blade Sharp Castan LORD OF ENGLAND ch 03 Los Santos Loveria Liranga Superlative Kornado K-Sera PERIMA b 00 Lagunas Pradilla Pradera

95 PRIX CORRIDA G2 SAINT-CLOUD. May 28. 4yo+f&m. 2100m.

1. SOLEMIA (IRE) 4 8-9 £61,750 b f by Poliglote - Brooklyn’s Dance (Shirley Heights) O/B-Wertheimer et Frere TR-C Laffon-Parias 2. Shareta (IRE) 4 8-11 £23,833 b f by Sinndar - Shawara (Barathea) O-HH The Aga Khan B-HH The Aga Khan’s Studs SC TR-A de Royer-Dupre 3. Siyouma (IRE) 4 8-9 £11,375 b f by Medicean - Sichilla (Danehill) O-Robert Jeffcock B-Haras De Son Altesse L’Aga Khan Scea TR-F Doumen Margins Nose, 0.75. Time 2:11.74. Going Good to soft. Age 2-4

Starts 10


Wins 4

Places 4

Earned £175,890

The Halling/Shirley Heights cross has produced: OPINION POLL G1, NEVER GREEN LR. OPINION POLL b h 2006 Sharpen Up Diesis Doubly Sure HALLING ch 91 Dance Machine Never A Lady Mill Reef Shirley Heights

SOLEMIA b f 2008

Hardiemma Northern Dancer Fairy Bridge

POLIGLOTE b 92 Val de L’Orne Alexandrie

Shirley Heights Elegant Tern Sharpen Up Sultry One Caracol Loanda Literat Love In Nebbiolo Clariden Lord Gayle Deirdre Ile de Bourbon Liranga Abary Pedra

Broodmare Sire: SHIRLEY HEIGHTS. Sire of the dams of 181 Stakes winners. In 2012 - SOLEMIA Poliglote G2, OPINION POLL Halling G3.

Green Dancer

PAKAL b c 2009 Elegant Air

2nd Dam: GHISLAINE by Icecapade. 1 win at 3. Dam of MARKOFDISTINCTION (c Known Fact: Queen Elizabeth II S G1, 3rd Sussex S G1, 4th 2000 Guineas G1), CRIQUETTE (f Shirley Heights: Radley S LR). Grandam of FLYING CLOUD, SALSELON. Third dam of LAVEROCK, KNIGHT’S TOUR, LADY MEYDAN. Fourth dam of PIERRO, TOP TRIP.

Broodmare Sire: SHIRLEY HEIGHTS. Sire of the dams of 181 Stakes winners. In 2012 - SOLEMIA Poliglote G2, OPINION POLL Halling G3.

Sadler’s Wells

Broodmare Sire: KORNADO. Sire of the dams of 1 SW. In 2012 - PAKAL Lord of England G3.

Godolphin S LR, 3rd Princess Royal S G3, 3rd La Prevoyante Invitational H G2. Own sister to CRIQUETTE. Dam of 7 winners: 1992: Smart Alec (g Diesis) 5 wins, 2nd Earl of Sefton S G3. 1994: (g Green Desert). died at 3 years. 1995: Winsome (f Kris) 2 wins at 3 in France, 2nd Prix Petite Etoile LR. 1996: HORATIA (f Machiavellian) 4 wins at 3 and 4, Matchmaker S G3, 3rd Long Island H G2. Dam of Fontley (2nd Fortune S LR, Pipalong S LR, The Coral Distaff LR). 1997: Isadora (f Sadler’s Wells) Winner at 3, 2nd Harvest S LR, 2nd Premio Giovanni Falck LR. Dam of Impressionism (2nd Prix Ceres LR). 1999: Capitano Corelli (c Sadler’s Wells) 3 wins at 3 and 4, 2nd Premio Federico Tesio G3. 2002: Politicize (c Machiavellian) Unplaced. 2005: GOLDEN ERA (f Machiavellian) 3 wins at 3 in France. 2006: OPINION POLL (c Halling) 10 wins 2-6, Goodwood Cup G2, Lonsdale Cup G2 (twice), Henry II S G3, Dubai Gold Cup G3, Further Flight S LR, Prix La Moskowa LR, 2nd Ascot Gold Cup G1, Doncaster Cup G2, Long Distance Cup G3, Nad Al Sheba Trophy G3, Nad Al Sheba Trophy LR, 3rd Prix Royal-Oak G1, DRC Gold Cup G3, Esher S LR, Tapster S LR.

Apachee Mill Reef Shirley Heights Hardiemma BROOKLYN’S DANCE b 88 Lyphard Vallee Dansante Green Valley

Nearctic Natalma Bold Reason Special Val de Loir Aglae Sir Gaylord Americaine Never Bend Milan Mill Hardicanute Grand Cross Northern Dancer Goofed Val de Loir Sly Pola

96 HENRY II S G3 SANDOWN PARK. May 31. 4yo+. 16f 78yds.

1. OPINION POLL (IRE) 6 9-4 £31,191 b h by Halling - Ahead (Shirley Heights) O-Godolphin B-Darley TR-Mahmood Al Zarooni 2. Ibicenco (GER) 4 9-0 £11,825 b c by Shirocco - Iberi (Rainbow Quest) O-OTI Racing B-Gestut Schlenderhan TR-LM Cumani 3. Chiberta King (GB) 6 9-3 £5,918 b g by King’s Best - Glam Rock (Nashwan) O-The Pink Hat Racing Partnership B-Watership Down Stud TR-AM Balding Margins 2.75, head. Time 3:34.80 (slow 0.80). Going Good to firm. Age 2-6

Starts 25

Wins 10

Places 13

Earned £999,192

Sire: HALLING. Sire of 51 Stakes winners. In 2012 OPINION POLL Shirley Heights G3. 1st Dam: Ahead by Shirley Heights. Winner at 3, 2nd

AHEAD b/ro 87 Icecapade Ghislaine Cambretta

Atan Rocchetta Reliance II Soft Angels Nijinsky Green Valley Pontifex Camogie Never Bend Milan Mill Hardicanute Grand Cross Nearctic Shenanigans Roberto Cambrienne

97 BRIGADIER GERARD S G3 SANDOWN PARK. May 31. 4yo+. 10f 7yds.

1. CARLTON HOUSE (USA) 4 9-0 £31,191 b c by Street Cry - Talented (Bustino) O-The Queen B-Darley TR-Sir Michael Stoute 2. Sagramor (GB) 4 9-0 £11,825 ch c by Pastoral Pursuits - Jasmick (Definite Article) O/B-Melksham Craic TR-H Morrison 3. Hunter’s Light (IRE) 4 9-0 £5,918 ch c by Dubawi - Portmanteau (Barathea) O-Godolphin B-Darley TR-Saeed bin Suroor Margins 1.75, 1. Time 2:08.38 (slow 2.38). Going Good to firm. Age 2-4

Starts 6

Wins 3

Places 3

Earned £288,857

Sire: STREET CRY. Sire of 53 SWs. In 2012 CARLTON HOUSE Bustino G3, FALLS OF LORA Danehill G3, PRINCESS HIGHWAY Danehill G3. 1st Dam: TALENTED by Bustino. 3 wins, Sun Chariot S G2. Dam of 5 winners: 1996: Genesis (f Rainbow Quest) 1997: Talena (f Zafonic) 1998: Talent Quest (f Rainbow Quest) unraced. 1999: ZAEEMA (f Zafonic) Winner at 2. Dam of FLORISTRY (Doncaster S LR). 2000: SECRET PRIDE (f Green Desert) Winner at 2. 2001: All Blue (g Green Desert) 2004: FRISTON FOREST (g Barathea) 7 wins 2-5, Derby du Midi LR, Derby du Languedoc LR, Prix Scaramouche LR, 3rd Prix La Force G3.


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European Pattern 2005: FLAWED GENIUS (g Fasliyev) 3 wins 2-4. 2007: Street Skill (g Street Cry) unraced. 2008: CARLTON HOUSE (c Street Cry) 3 wins 2-4, Dante S G2, Brigadier Gerard S G3, 3rd Derby S G1. 2nd Dam: Triple Reef by Mill Reef. unraced. Dam of TALENTED (f Bustino, see above), Triple Joy (f Most Welcome: 2nd Abernant S LR), Reef Diver (g Pursuit of Love: 2nd Churchill S LR). Grandam of WAVY RUN, PRESTO SHINKO, THREE POINTS, TRINITY JOY. Third dam of VANILOQUIO, DOLORES. Fourth dam of DUNCAN, SAMUEL. Broodmare Sire: BUSTINO. Sire of the dams of 62 SWs. In 2012 - CARLTON HOUSE Street Cry G3. CARLTON HOUSE b c 2008 Mr Prospector Machiavellian Coup de Folie STREET CRY b/br 98 Troy Helen Street Waterway Busted Bustino Ship Yard TALENTED b 90 Mill Reef Triple Reef Triple First

Raise A Native Gold Digger Halo Raise The Standard Petingo La Milo Riverman Boulevard Crepello Sans Le Sou Doutelle Paving Stone Never Bend Milan Mill High Top Field Mouse


2. Shirocco Star (GB) 9-0 £78,798 b f by Shirocco - Spectral Star (Unfuwain) O-Helena Springfield Ltd B-Meon Valley Stud TR-H Morrison 3. The Fugue (GB) 9-0 £39,435 br f by Dansili - Twyla Tharp (Sadler’s Wells) O-Lord Lloyd-Webber B-Watership Down Stud TR-JHM Gosden Margins Neck, 0.5. Time 2:38.68 (slow 3.68). Going Good. Age 2-3

Starts 3

Wins 2

Places 1

Earned £223,767

Sire: GALILEO. Sire of 112 Stakes winners. In 2012 - FRANKEL Danehill G1, GOLDEN LILAC Danehill G1, IGUGU Intikhab G1, NIWOT Noble Bijou G1, WAS Green Desert G1, MAHBOOBA Red Ransom G2, MIKHAIL GLINKA Mark of Esteem G2, ALTANO Lando G3, ASTROLOGY Dr Fong G3, IMPERIAL MONARCH Slip Anchor G3, LINTON Centaine G3. 1st Dam: Alluring Park by Green Desert. Winner at 2, 3rd Aga Khan Studs Blenheim S LR, Rochestown S LR. Own sister to SHINKO FOREST. Dam of 4 winners: 2004: Alreshaad (g Alhaarth) unraced. 2005: CHAMPAGNE SQUALL (c Daylami) 2 wins at 4 in Japan. 2006: INITIATION (g Rock of Gibraltar) Winner at 4. 2008: JANOOD (g Medicean) 2 wins at 2, Washington Singer S LR. 2009: WAS (f Galileo) Sold 1,200,000gns yearling at TAOC1. 2 wins at 2 and 3, Oaks S G1, 3rd Blue Wind S G3. 2011: (f Galileo)

EPSOM DOWNS. June 1. 3yo+. 8f 114yds.

1. SIDE GLANCE (GB) 5 9-4 £31,191 br g by Passing Glance - Averami (Averti) O-Pearl Bloodstock Ltd B-Kingsclere Stud TR-AM Balding 2. Dance And Dance (IRE) 6 9-4 £11,825 b g by Royal Applause - Caldy Dancer (Soviet Star) O-Mohammed Rashid B-Darley TR-E Vaughan 3. Mac Love (GB) 11 9-4 £5,918 b g by Cape Cross - My Lass (Elmaamul) O-V Khosla B-Kingwood Bloodstock TR-R Charlton Margins 0.75, 0.75. Time 1:43.37 (slow 1.37). Going Good. Age 2-5

Starts 19

Wins 7

Places 7

Earned £232,910

Sire: PASSING GLANCE. Sire of 2 Stakes winners. In 2012 - SIDE GLANCE Averti G3. 1st Dam: AVERAMI by Averti. Winner at 3. Dam of 3 winners: 2006: ADVERTISE (g Passing Glance) 2 wins 2-4. 2007: SIDE GLANCE (g Passing Glance) 7 wins 2-5, Diomed S G3, Sovereign S G3, Royal Windsor S LR, Paradise S LR, 3rd Summer Mile S G2, Leicestershire S LR, Paradise S LR. 2008: RAWAKI (g Phoenix Reach) Winner at 3. 2009: Taglietelle (g Tagula) in training. 2011: (c Passing Glance) Broodmare Sire: AVERTI. Sire of the dams of 1 SW. In 2012 - SIDE GLANCE Passing Glance G3. SIDE GLANCE br g 2007 Northern Dancer Nureyev Special Polar Falcon Jefferson Marie d’Argonne Mohair PASSING GLANCE br 99 Roberto Robellino Isobelline Spurned Mill Reef Refill Regal Twin Known Fact Warning Slightly Dangerous Averti Lochnager Imperial Jade Songs Jest AVERAMI b/br 01 Riverman Lahib Lady Cutlass Friend For Life Be My Guest Hardihostess Hardiemma

99 OAKS S G1 EPSOM DOWNS. June 1. 3yof. 12f 10yds.

1. WAS (IRE) 9-0 £207,842 b f by Galileo - Alluring Park (Green Desert) O-D Smith, Mrs J Magnier, M Tabor B-Lodge Park Stud TR-AP O’Brien


2nd Dam: PARK EXPRESS by Ahonoora. 5 wins at 2 and 3, Irish Champion S G1, 2nd Yorkshire Oaks G1, 3rd Champion S G1. Dam of NEW APPROACH (c Galileo: Champion S G1, Derby S G1, Dewhurst S G1, Irish Champion S G1, National S G1, 2nd Irish 2000 Guineas G1, 2000 Guineas G1, 3rd Juddmonte International S G1), DAZZLING PARK (f Warning: Matron S G3, 2nd Irish Champion S G1, 3rd Irish 1000 Guineas G1), SHINKO FOREST (c Green Desert: Hankyu Hai LR, Takamatsunomiya Hai LR, Hakodate Sprint S LR), Tycoon King (c Last Tycoon: 2nd Prix Montenica LR), Alluring Park (f Green Desert, see above). Grandam of CASTLETHORPE, Devout. Third dam of ALFRED NOBEL, QUIET OASIS, YOUNG PRETENDER. Broodmare Sire: GREEN DESERT. Sire of the dams of 86 Stakes winners. In 2012 - WAS Galileo G1, YELLOW ROSEBUD Jeremy G3. The Galileo/Green Desert cross has produced: WAS G1, LAY TIME LR, Boxing Day LR. WAS b f 2009 Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge GALILEO b 98 Miswaki Urban Sea Allegretta Danzig Green Desert Foreign Courier ALLURING PARK b/br 99 Ahonoora Park Express Matcher

Nearctic Natalma Bold Reason Special Mr Prospector Hopespringseternal Lombard Anatevka Northern Dancer Pas de Nom Sir Ivor Courtly Dee Lorenzaccio Helen Nichols Match II Lachine

The two Galileo fillies which had become the highest-priced yearlings in Britain in 2010 were among the 14 fillies declared for the Oaks. Unfortunately the ground was ultimately considered too fast for the unbeaten Kissed, who had cost 900,000gns, but the 1,200,000guinea Was took her chance and battled on gamely to defy odds of 20-1. Was represents yet another triumph for the Burns family’s Lodge Park Stud. Seamus Burns commented at the time of the filly’s sale that he had “always felt that she is the nicest I have ever bred”.’

Sending her dam Alluring Park to Galileo in 2008 was something of a no-brainer. After all, the granddaughter of Danzig was a half-sister to New Approach, the Galileo colt who had dominated the European twoyear-old scene in 2007, before going on to win the Derby. Thanks to another champion juvenile, Teofilo, Galileo had already shown he could sire a top performer from a grand-daughter of Danzig and he has continued to do so, siring Frankel, Maybe, Golden Lilac and Roderic O’Connor from Danehill mares and Lush Lashes from a daughter of Anabaa. Was follows Lay Time as Galileo’s second stakes winner from his first 12 foals out of Green Desert mares. It is worth mentioning that the winter favourite for the Oaks was Wading, another filly by a son of Sadler’s Wells out of a daughter of Green Desert. Was’s second dam Park Express had raced with great success for Seamus Burns’s father Patrick, ending 1986 as the highest-ranked filly in the nine and a half-furlong-plus section of the Free Handicap. Park Express’s finest moments came when she won the Nassau Stakes and Irish Champion Stakes, but she stayed a mile and a half well enough to win the Lancashire Oaks and to finish second in the Yorkshire Oaks. Park Express was one of the first to highlight Ahonoora’s ability to get the occasional smart middle-distance performer, even though speed had been his main asset. Park Express owed her stamina partly to her broodmare sire Match III, a King George and Prix Royal-Oak winner who was a brother to another top middle-distance stayer in Reliance II. Was’s fourth dam Lachine was another smart performer and she was versatile too. The daughter of the fast Grey Sovereign started out with victories over sprint trips but progressed as the distances lengthened, to earn a Timeform rating of 118 over a mile and a quarter. Alluring Park’s brother Shinko Forest raced with distinction in Japan, where he scored at Gr1 level in the Takamatsunomiya Hai over six furlongs. Alluring Park also showed speed, being placed twice over six furlongs as a juvenile. The fact that her only start at three was in a mile and a quarter Listed race suggests her connections believed she possessed some stamina. Alluring Park’s smart half-sister Dazzling Park, runner-up in the Irish Champion Stakes, is the second dam of Gr1 two-year-old winner Alfred Nobel. 100 PRINCESS ELIZABETH S G3 EPSOM DOWNS. June 1. 3yo+f&m. 8f 114yds.

1. CLINICAL (GB) 4 9-6 £31,191 gr f by Motivator - Doctor’s Glory (Elmaamul) O-Cheveley Park Stud B-Cheveley Park Stud TR-Sir Mark Prescott 2. Joviality (GB) 4 9-6 £11,825 b f by Cape Cross - Night Frolic (Night Shift) O-HRH Princess Haya Of Jordan B-Highclere Stud, Floors Farming TR-JHM Gosden

3. Barefoot Lady (IRE) 4 9-6 £5,918 b f by Footstepsinthesand - Lady Angharad (Tenby) O-Mrs H Steel B-Arbawny Ventures 2000 TR-Richard Fahey Margins 0.75, 1. Time 1:43.84 (slow 1.84). Going Good. Age 2-4

Starts 10

Wins 5

Places 2

Earned £101,358

Sire: MOTIVATOR. Sire of 9 Stakes winners. In 2012 - CLINICAL Elmaamul G3. 1st Dam: DOCTOR’S GLORY by Elmaamul. 2 wins at 2 and 3. Dam of 9 winners: 1997: COURTING (f Pursuit of Love) 6 wins 2-3, John Musker S LR, Prix La Sorellina LR. Dam of FURY (Hambleton S LR). 1998: (c Unfuwain) Died as a foal. 2000: DOLZAGO (g Pursuit of Love) 5 wins. 2001: INSTRUCTOR (g Groom Dancer) 6 wins 3-5. 2002: CUPID’S GLORY (g Pursuit of Love) 7 wins, Horris Hill S G3. 2003: BRIDAL PATH (f Groom Dancer) 2 wins at 2. 2004: KNOWLEDGE (g Sakhee) 5 wins 3-6 in Greece. 2005: PRESCRIPTION (f Pivotal) 5 wins 3-5, Kilvington S LR. 2007: MAGNIFICENCE (f Sadler’s Wells) 2 wins at 3 in Norway, Erik O Steens Memorial LR. 2008: CLINICAL (f Motivator) 5 wins 2-4, Princess Elizabeth S G3, Fleur de Lys S LR, Cooley S LR, Ilse und Heinz Ramm-Erinnerungsren LR, 3rd Princess Elizabeth S G3, Hyde S LR. 2009: Holistic (f Pivotal) unraced to date. 2011: (c Pivotal) 2nd Dam: Doctor Bid by Spectacular Bid. Unraced. Dam of ON CALL (f Alleged: Ballycullen S LR, 3rd Park Hill S G3). Grandam of ONE OFF, OBLIQUE. Broodmare Sire: ELMAAMUL. Sire of the dams of 9 Stakes winners. In 2012 - CLINICAL Motivator G3. CLINICAL gr f 2008 Northern Dancer Fairy Bridge Top Ville Toute Cy Mr Prospector Gone West Secrettame Sharpen Up Chellingoua Uncommitted Sharpen Up Diesis Doubly Sure Roberto Modena Mofida Bold Bidder Spectacular Bid Spectacular Mr Prospector Fager’s Glory Street’s Glory Sadler’s Wells Montjeu

Floripedes MOTIVATOR b 02 Out West

Elmaamul DOCTOR’S GLORY gr 92 Doctor Bid

101 PINNACLE S G3 HAYDOCK PARK. June 2. 4yo+f&m. 11f 200yds.

1. SHIMMERING SURF (IRE) 5 8-12 £31,191 b m by Danehill Dancer - Sun On The Sea (Bering) O-P Winkworth B-Cathal Ryan TR-Roger Varian 2. Set To Music (IRE) 4 8-12 £11,825 b f by Danehill Dancer - Zarabaya (Doyoun) O-The Queen B-HH The Aga Khan’s Studs SC TR-MLW Bell 3. Molly Malone (FR) 4 8-12 £5,918 b f by Lomitas - Moonlight Melody (Law Society) O/B-Dieter Burkle TR-M Delzangles Margins 0.75, 0.5. Time 2:31.91 (slow 4.91). Going Good to firm. Age 2-5

Starts 13

Wins 2

Places 5

Earned £57,919

Sire: DANEHILL DANCER. Sire of 139 Stakes winners. In 2012 - ATOMIC FORCE Luskin Star G1, STEPS IN TIME O’Reilly G2, CHRYSANTHEMUM Sadler’s Wells G3, FANTASTIC BLUE Kenmare G3, SHIMMERING SURF Bering G3, WINDSOR PALACE Mr Prospector G3. 1st Dam: SUN ON THE SEA by Bering. Winner at 3, Swettenham Stud Fillies’ Trial S LR. Dam of 2 winners: 2006: BROTHER CHA (g Indian Ridge) Winner at 3. 2007: SHIMMERING SURF (f Danehill Dancer) Sold 54,000gns yearling at TAOC1. 2 wins at 3 and 5, Pinnacle S G3, 2nd Daisy Warwick S LR, Chalice S LR, 3rd Ballymacoll S LR. 2008: Tunduce (f Tiger Hill) ran twice.


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Caulfield on Was: “Sending her dam Alluring Park to Galileo in 2008 was something of a no-brainer. After all, the grand-daughter of Danzig was a half-sister to New Approach”

2nd Dam: Shimmer by Green Dancer. 3 wins at 3 and 4 in France, 2nd Prix de Psyche G3. Dam of BEAU TEMPS (c Mtoto: Intent S LR, 3rd Prix Saint Roman G3, La Jolla S G3), SUN ON THE SEA (f Bering, see above). Broodmare Sire: BERING. Sire of the dams of 64 Stakes winners. In 2012 - SHIMMERING SURF Danehill Dancer G3. The Danehill Dancer/Bering cross has produced: SHIMMERING SURF G3, Rustic Flame G3. SHIMMERING SURF b m 2007 Danzig Danehill Razyana DANEHILL DANCER b 93 Sharpen Up Mira Adonde Lettre d’Amour Arctic Tern Bering Beaune SUN ON THE SEA ch 00 Green Dancer Shimmer Radiance

Northern Dancer Pas de Nom His Majesty Spring Adieu Atan Rocchetta Caro Lianga Sea Bird II Bubbling Beauty Lyphard Barbra Nijinsky Green Valley Blakeney Sybarite

102 DERBY S G1 EPSOM DOWNS. June 2. 3yoc&f. 12f 10yds.

1. CAMELOT (GB) 9-0 £751,408 b c by Montjeu - Tarfah (Kingmambo) O-D Smith, Mrs J Magnier, M Tabor B-Sheikh Abdulla Bin Isa Al-Khalifa TR-AP O’Brien 2. Main Sequence (USA) 9-0 £284,875 ch c by Aldebaran - Ikat (Pivotal) O-The Niarchos Family B-Flaxman Holdings Ltd TR-DR Lanigan 3. Astrology (IRE) 9-0 £142,570 b c by Galileo - Ask For The Moon (Dr Fong) O-D Smith, Mrs J Magnier, M Tabor B-A-Mark Racing Et Al TR-AP O’Brien Margins 5, short head. Time 2:33.90 (fast 1.10). Going Good to firm. Age 2-3

Starts 4

Wins 4

Places Earned 0 £1,106,600

Sire: MONTJEU. Sire of 110 Stakes winners. In 2012 - CAMELOT Kingmambo G1, ST NICHOLAS ABBEY Sure Blade G1, GORONGOSA Ezzoud G2, GREEN MOON Green Tune G2. 1st Dam: TARFAH by Kingmambo. 5 wins at 3 and 4, Dahlia S G3. Dam of 2 winners: 2008: IDEAL (f Galileo) Winner at 3. 2009: CAMELOT (c Montjeu) 525,000gns yearling at TAOC1. Champion 2yo colt in England and Ireland in 2011. 4 wins at 2 and 3, Derby S G1, Racing Post Trophy G1, 2000 Guineas G1. 2010: (f Cape Cross) 2011: (c Pivotal) 2nd Dam: FICKLE by Danehill. 2 wins at 3, Virginia Rated S LR. Dam of TARFAH (f Kingmambo, see above). Broodmare Sire: KINGMAMBO. Sire of the dams of 53 SWs. In 2012 - CAMELOT Montjeu G1, MIDSUMMER FAIR Tanino Gimlet G2, MALOSSOL Rahy G3. The Montjeu/Kingmambo cross: CAMELOT G1, MOUNT HELICON LR, Uimhir A Haon G3. CAMELOT b c 2009 Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge MONTJEU b 96 Top Ville Floripedes Toute Cy Mr Prospector Kingmambo Miesque TARFAH b 01 Danehill Fickle Fade

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

When arrangements were made for Camelot’s dam Tarfah to visit Montjeu,

the mare’s owner was effectually combining bloodlines which have proved highly successful in the British classics. Montjeu enjoyed Derby success with Motivator, Authorized and Pour Moi, as well as St Leger victories by Scorpion and Masked Marvel. Of course Montjeu himself was a son of Sadler’s Wells, who notched up 13 British classic victories, including three in the 2,000 Guineas. Tarfah herself is a daughter of Kingmambo, a Classic-winning miler out of the dual Guineas winner Miesque. Kingmambo’s Classic background helped him sire winners of four of Britain’s five Classics, including two of the 2,000 Guineas and two of the 1,000 Guineas. Danehill, sire of Camelot’s second dam Fickle, also got into the act, siring the excellent 2,000 Guineas winners Rock Of Gibraltar and George Washington, plus a Derby winner. The four stallions in Camelot’s third generation also include Northern Dancer, sire of three 2,000 Guineas winners. Although Montjeu’s lack of a Guineas winner raised doubts about Camelot’s ability to beat specialist milers at three, it was encouraging that four of the six other stallions in Camelot’s first three generations had collectively sired ten 2,000 Guineas winners. Even so, it was surely a reflection of Camelot’s class that he won the Newmarket Classic. He proved much more at ease over the mile and a half in the Derby, with his Epsom victory underlining the seriousness of the loss of Montjeu at the age of 16. In being responsible for four Derby winners in the space of only eight years, Montjeu ranks among the most influential stallions during the Derby’s very long history. The only other stallions to have sired as many as four winners of the Derby are Sir Peter Teazle (four in nine years more than 200 years ago), Waxy (four in seven years in the early 1800s), Cyllene (four in eight years in the early 1900s) and Blandford (four in seven years during the 1920s and ‘30s). So Montjeu has been the most dominant modern-day stallion in the Derby, his nearest pursuers in the modern era being Northern Dancer and Nijinsky, who sired three each. Eclipse, Highflyer, Pot-8-Os, Touchstone, Stockwell, Hampton, Polymelus and Hurry On are among the others with three winners. Montjeu is the most obvious source of Camelot’s stamina. The colt’s dam Tarfah gained her finest win in the Gr3 Dahlia Stakes over nine furlongs, having earlier won four times at a mile. Her dam Fickle won the Virginia Stakes over a mile and a quarter, while Fickle’s half-sister Birdie won the Lingfield Oaks Trial. No doubt the most interesting member of Camelot’s female line is his fourth dam One Over Parr. The daughter of Reform won both her juvenile starts before going on to success in the Cheshire Oaks and


Lancashire Oaks. Even so, One Over Parr wasn’t as good as her older sister Polygamy, winner of the 1974 Oaks after finishing a short-head second in the 1,000 Guineas. The next dam, Seventh Bride, was another smart middle-distance performer. With Montjeu as his sire and a grand-daughter of Mr Prospector as his dam, Camelot is bred to the same pattern as the Derby winner Motivator (dam by Gone West) and the Irish Derby winner Frozen Fire (dam by Woodman). 103 CORONATION CUP G1 EPSOM DOWNS. June 2. 4yo+. 12f 10yds.

1. ST NICHOLAS ABBEY (IRE) 5 9-0 £170,130 b h by Montjeu - Leaping Water (Sure Blade) O-D Smith, Mrs J Magnier, M Tabor B-Barton Bloodstock, Villiers Syndicate TR-AP O’Brien 2. Red Cadeaux (GB) 6 9-0 £64,500 ch g by Cadeaux Genereux - Artisia (Peintre Celebre) O-RJ Arculli B-Foursome Thoroughbreds TR-Ed Dunlop 3. Masked Marvel (GB) 4 9-0 £32,280 b c by Montjeu - Waldmark (Mark of Esteem) O-BE Nielsen B-Newsells Park Stud TR-JHM Gosden Margins 4.5, 3.25. Time 2:34.52 (fast 0.48). Going Good to firm. Age 2-5

Starts 16

Wins 7

Places Earned 7 £3,143,354

Sire: MONTJEU. Sire of 110 Stakes winners. In 2012 - CAMELOT Kingmambo G1, ST NICHOLAS ABBEY Sure Blade G1, GORONGOSA Ezzoud G2, GREEN MOON Green Tune G2. 1st Dam: Leaping Water by Sure Blade. unraced. Dam of 4 winners: 1995: MEKLAND (c Pips Pride). 2 wins 2-3 in Italy. 1997: Daylily (f Pips Pride) 1998: GRAMMARIAN (g Definite Article) 4 wins at 3 and 4, San Gabriel H G2, Sunset H G2, 2nd Hollywood Turf Cup S G1. 1999: Way Out of Bounds (f Boundary) unraced. 2001: Esher (f King of Kings) unraced. 2004: Highwater Dancer (f Sadler’s Wells) unraced. 2006: CASCATA (f Montjeu) Winner at 2. 2007: ST NICHOLAS ABBEY (c Montjeu) Sold 200,000gns yearling at TAOC1. Champion 2yo in Europe in 2009. 7 wins 2-5, Coronation Cup G1 (twice), Racing Post Trophy G1, Breeders’ Cup Turf G1, Beresford S G2, Ormonde S G3, 2nd Dubai Sheema Clas G1, Mooresbridge S G3, 3rd King George VI And Queen Elizabeth S G1, Prix Foy G2, Alleged S LR. 2nd Dam: FLAMENCO WAVE by Desert Wine. 2 wins at 2, Moyglare Stud S G1. Dam of BALLINGARRY (c Sadler’s Wells: Criterium de Saint-Cloud G1, Canadian International S G1, 2nd Derby Italiano G1, 3rd Irish Derby G1, Irish St Leger G1), STARBOROUGH (c Soviet Star: St James’s Palace S G1, Prix Jean Prat G1, 2nd Sussex S G1), ARISTOTLE (c Sadler’s Wells: Racing Post Trophy G1), SPANISH FALLS (f Belmez: Prix de Royaumont G3, 3rd Prix de Malleret G2). Grandam of ANNABELLE’S CHARM. Broodmare Sire: SURE BLADE. Sire of the dams of 14 Stakes winners. In 2012 - ST NICHOLAS ABBEY Montjeu G1. ST NICHOLAS ABBEY b h 2007 Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge MONTJEU b 96 Top Ville Floripedes Toute Cy Kris Sure Blade Double Lock LEAPING WATER ch 90 Desert Wine Flamenco Wave Armada Way

Nearctic Natalma Bold Reason Special High Top Sega Ville Tennyson Adele Toumignon Sharpen Up Doubly Sure Home Guard St Padina Damascus Anne Campbell Sadair Hurry Call

It was déjà vu in the Coronation Cup, when St Nicholas Abbey’s finishing burst carried him to a second successive victory in the Epsom Gr1. His win meant that sons of Sadler’s Wells have been responsible for five of the last six winners, with Montjeu supplying four of the five wins, thanks to Scorpion, Fame And Glory and St Nicholas Abbey. Clearly sons of Sadler’s Wells are proving similarly dominant to the 14-time champion sire, who landed the Coronation Cup with In The Wings, Saddlers’ Hall, Opera House, Daliapour, Yeats and Ask. St Nicholas Abbey has now enjoyed Gr1 success at the ages of two, four and five. The fact that he was able to win the Racing Post Trophy over a mile at two should help convince Flat breeders that he possesses more speed than the likes of Scorpion and Fame And Glory. He comes from Montjeu’s 2007 crop, which was sired at a substantially increased fee following the Classicwinning exploits of Motivator and Hurricane Run. As Motivator and Hurricane Run both had Sharpen Up mares as their second dams, it made sense to send St Nicholas Abbey’s dam Leaping Water – a great-granddaughter of Sharpen Up - to Montjeu. Further motivation was added by the fact that Leaping Water’s dam Flamenco Wave had excelled with Sadler’s Wells, producing Aristotle (Racing Post Trophy) and Ballingarry (Criterium de Saint-Cloud). Flamenco Wave also produced the St James’s Palace Stakes winner Starborough. Flamenco Wave won the Moyglare Stud Stakes but disappointed badly in the Irish 1000 Guineas and conceived Leaping Water soon afterwards, to a mating with the top-class miler Sure Blade. Unfortunately Sure Blade failed as a stallion and consequently Leaping Water sold for only 3,200gns as an unraced three-year-old. But her bloodlines have helped her produce two Group winners, the other being the American Gr2 winner Grammarian. 104 JOHN OF GAUNT S G3 HAYDOCK PARK. June 2. 4yo+. 7f.

1. PASTORAL PLAYER (GB) 5 9-0 £31,191 b g by Pastoral Pursuits - Copy-Cat (Lion Cavern) O-The Pursuits Partnership B-Whitsbury Manor Stud, Pigeon House Stud TR-H Morrison 2. Majestic Myles (IRE) 4 9-0 £11,825 b g by Majestic Missile - Gala Style (Elnadim) O-J Gaffney B-Arctic Tack Stud TR-Richard Fahey 3. Doncaster Rover (USA) 6 9-0 £5,918 b h by War Chant - Rebridled Dreams (Unbridled’s Song) O-P Holling, I Raeburn, S Halsall, S Bolland B-Coffeepot Stable TR-David Brown Margins 1.5, 1.25. Time 1:29.18 (slow 3.18). Going Good to firm. Age 2-5

Starts 21

Wins 5

Places 4

Earned £191,699

Sire: PASTORAL PURSUITS. Sire of 5 SWs. In 2012 - PASTORAL PLAYER Lion Cavern G3. 1st Dam: Copy-Cat by Lion Cavern. ran a few times at 2 to 4. Dam of 6 winners: 2003: GILT LINKED (f Compton Place) Winner at 2.


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European Pattern 2004: CHATAWAY (g Mujahid) Winner at 2. 2005: Copywriter (g Efisio) 3 wins, 2nd Hong Kong Derby Trial LR. 2006: LAUDATORY (g Royal Applause) 4 wins. 2007: PASTORAL PLAYER (g Pastoral Pursuits) Sold 35,000gns yearling at TAOC2. 5 wins 2-5, John of Gaunt S G3. 2008: (f Araafa) 2009: CHIL THE KITE (c Notnowcato) Winner at 2. 2010: (f Sakhee’s Secret) 2011: (c Bahamian Bounty)

MOONLIGHT CLOUD b f 2008 Danzig Green Desert Foreign Courier INVINCIBLE SPIRIT b 97 Kris Rafha Eljazzi Rainbow Quest Spectrum River Dancer VENTURA b 98

2nd Dam: Imperial Jade by Lochnager. 4 wins at 2 to 4, 2nd Lowther S G2. Own sister to REESH. Dam of AVERTI (c Warning: King George S G3, 2nd Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp G1, 3rd Nunthorpe S G1), INDIAN LAKE (c Kings Lake: Preis der Spielbank Bad Neuenahar LR), Hawaash (c Royal Academy: 3rd Norsk Jockeyklubs Sprintlop LR). Grandam of Million Percent. Third dam of Bonnie Charlie. Broodmare Sire: LION CAVERN. Sire of the dams of 17 Stakes winners. In 2012 - PASTORAL PLAYER Pastoral Pursuits G3. PASTORAL PLAYER b g 2007 Cadeaux Genereux Bahamian Bounty Clarentia PASTORAL PURSUITS b 01 Most Welcome Star Marista Mr Prospector Lion Cavern Secrettame COPY-CAT b 98 Lochnager Imperial Jade Songs Jest

Young Generation Smarten Up Ballad Rock Laharden Be My Guest Topsy Mansingh Evendo Raise A Native Gold Digger Secretariat Tamerett Dumbarnie Miss Barbara Song Lady Jester

105 PRIX DU PALAIS-ROYAL G3 LONGCHAMP. June 2. 3yo+. 1400m.

1. MOONLIGHT CLOUD (GB) 4 9-6 £33,333 b f by Invincible Spirit - Ventura (Spectrum) O/B-George Strawbridge TR-F Head 2. So Long Malpic (FR) 5 9-0 £13,333 b m by Fairly Ransom - Poussiere d’Or (Marchand de Sable) O-Pierre Pasquet B-Pierre Pasquet TR-T Lemer 3. Aesop’s Fables (USA) 3 8-7 £10,000 b c by Distorted Humor - Abhisheka (Sadler’s Wells) O-Godolphin SNC B-Darley TR-A Fabre Margins 2, nose. Time 1:19.31. Going Good. Age 2-4

Starts 10

Wins 6

Places 2

Kings Lake Wedding Bouquet Doff The Derby

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

1. SAONOIS (FR) 9-2 £714,250 b c by Chichicastenango - Saonoise (Homme de Loi) O-Pascal Treyve B-Earl Haras De Nonant Le Pin TR-J-P Gauvin 2. Saint Baudolino (IRE) 9-2 £285,750 b c by Pivotal - Alessandria (Sunday Silence) O-Godolphin SNC B-Darley TR-A Fabre 3. Nutello (USA) 9-2 £142,875 b c by Lemon Drop Kid - Nutcase (Forest Wildcat) O/B-Wertheimer et Frere TR-C Laffon-Parias Margins 0.75, head. Time 2:08.10. Going Good to soft. Age 2-3

Starts 12

Wins 6

Places 5

2nd Dam: WEDDING BOUQUET by Kings Lake. 6 wins at 2 to 4 at home, USA, C L Weld EBF Park S G3, Monrovia H G3, 2nd Guinness Peat Aviation National S G1, 3rd Heinz 57 Phoenix S G1. Dam of Ventura (f Spectrum, see above), IRISH LEGEND (g Sadler’s Wells: Racing Silver H. Hurdle LR). Grandam of BRUGES. Third dam of TALWAR, HAWAAFEZ. Broodmare Sire: SPECTRUM. Sire of the dams of 18 Stakes winners. In 2012 - ETHIOPIA Helenus G1, MOONLIGHT CLOUD Invincible Spirit G3, MITICO Red Bishop LR.


2. Mashoora (IRE) 8-11 £23,833 ch f by Barathea - Lovely Blossom (Spinning World) O-Hamdan Al Maktoum B-Grangecon Stud TR-J-C Rouget 3. Rock Me Baby (GB) 8-11 £11,375 b f by Rock of Gibraltar - Newyearresolution (Arch) O-Prime Equestrian SARL B-Prime Equestrian SARL TR-X Thomas-Demeaulte Margins 2, 2. Time 1:39.20. Going Good to soft. Age 3

Starts 6

Wins 4

Places 1

Broodmare Sire: HOMME DE LOI. Sire of the dams of 9 SWs. In 2012 - SAONOIS Chichicastenango G1. SAONOIS b c 2009 Kaldoun Smadoun Mossma CHICHICASTENANGO gr 98 Antheus Smala Small Partie Law Society Our Village SAONOISE b 98 Garde Royale Sa Majeste Scamandre

Caro Katana Tip Moss Ticma Northern Dancer Apachee Fabulous Dancer Summer Parties Alleged Bold Bikini Ballymore Epona Mill Reef Royal Way Labus Scalene

From a pedigree viewpoint, history came close to repeating itself in the Prix du Jockey-Club. Just four years after victory went to Vision d’Etat, a colt sired by Chichicastenango from a Garde Royale mare, the Chantilly Classic went to Saonois, a tough Chichicastenango colt with a second dam by Garde Royale. Chichicastenango had also gone close to another Jockey-Club win, when Bubble Chic was second to Reliable Man in 2011. Chichicastenango had himself finished a half-length second in the 2001 Prix du Jockey-Club (in the days when it was still over a mile and a half), having previously defeated the Jockey-Club winner Anabaa Blue in the Prix Lupin. Unfortunately for French breeders, Chichicastenango was sold in 2008 for export to Japan, where he died after undergoing colic surgery in January this year.

Earned £99,822

Sire: CLODOVIL. Sire of 9 Stakes winners. In 2012 LAUGH OUT LOUD Darshaan G2. 1st Dam: Funny Girl by Darshaan. Dam of 5 winners: 2003: Sinnbad (g Sinndar) ran once. 2004: PIPPA GREENE (g Galileo) 5 wins. 2005: SUZI’S DECISION (f Act One) 6 wins at 2 to 4, Chalice S LR, Pinnacle S LR. 2006: BRYNFA BOY (g Namid) 3 wins at 3 and 4. 2007: NADINSKA (f Doyen) Winner at 3. 2008: Don’t Kill Bill (f Imperial Dancer) unraced. 2009: LAUGH OUT LOUD (f Clodovil) 10,000gns foal at TADEF, 30,000gns yearling at TAOC2. 4 wins at 3, Prix de Sandringham G2, Michael Seely Memorial Stakes LR. 2010: (f Sixties Icon) Broodmare Sire: DARSHAAN. Sire of the dams of 181 Stakes winners. In 2012 - AL KAZEEM Dubawi G2, LAUGH OUT LOUD Clodovil G2, SANDAGIYR Dr Fong G3. LAUGH OUT LOUD gr f 2009


Danzig Danehill

1st Dam: SAONOISE by Homme de Loi. 5 wins in France. Dam of 2 winners: 2008: SAINTE BAUME (f Enrique) 2 wins at 2 and 3 in France. 2009: SAONOIS (c Chichicastenango) 6 wins at 2 and 3 in France, Prix du Jockey Club G1, Prix La Force G3, Prix Policeman LR. 2010: Sarrebourg (c Sageburg) unraced to date.

Homme de Loi

1st Dam: Ventura by Spectrum. 2 wins at 3, 3rd Carlsberg Ruby S LR. Dam of 4 winners: 2003: CEDAR MOUNTAIN (c Galileo) 3 wins 4-5, Round Table H LR, 2nd Sunset H G2. 2004: Sarafsa (f Selkirk) unraced. 2005: LAKUTA (f Pivotal) 2 wins at 4 in France. 2007: EXTREME GREEN (f Motivator) Winner at 3 in Slovakia. 2008: MOONLIGHT CLOUD (f Invincible Spirit) 6 wins 2-4, Prix Maurice de Gheest G1, Prix de la Porte Maillot G3, Prix du Palais Royal G3, Prix Imprudence G3, 2nd Prix du Palais Royal G3. 2010: Satin Box (f Manduro) unraced to date. 2011: (f Montjeu)

Earned £827,612

Saonois’s dam has the near identical name of Saonoise but there is little similarity between the two in terms of ability. Campaigned for seven consecutive years, Saonoise made 50 starts and won five of them, at up to 11 furlongs. Four of her wins came at Lyon Parilly. Saonoise’s sire, Homme de Loi, enjoyed an excellent season as a three-year-old in 1992, the son of Law Society winning all four of his starts including the ten-furlong Grand Prix de Paris. He was then retired to stud (returning to the track for three more starts towards the end of 1993) but has sired only one Group winner. Saonois is the second Gr1 winner produced by an Homme de Loi mare, his predecessor being the smart American colt Mast Track. Saonois’s second dam Sa Majeste showed little sign of ability in three starts in the French provinces. To find the last Group winner from this family you have to go back to 1987, when the Gr3 Grand Prix de Vichy went to Sarepta, a half-sister to Saonois’s third dam Scamandre.

Sire: CHICHICASTENANGO. Sire of 8 Stakes winners. In 2012 - SAONOIS Homme de Loi G1.

Earned £289,313

Sire: INVINCIBLE SPIRIT. Sire of 56 SWs. In 2012 - SPIRIT SONG Kingston Rule G2, ALLIED POWERS High Line G3, BEYOND DESIRE Mujtahid G3, MAYSON Pivotal G3, MOONLIGHT CLOUD Spectrum G3, SPEAKING OF WHICH Mr Prospector G3.

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

CHANTILLY. June 3. 3yof. 2400m.


1. SEDICIOSA (IRE) 9-0 £33,333 b f by Rail Link - Seditieuse (Night Shift) O-Maurice Lagasse B-Ponchartrain Stud TR-Y Barberot 2. Yellow And Green (GB) 9-0 £13,333 br f by Monsun - Green Swallow (Green Tune) O-A de Ganay B-Newsells Park TR-N Clement 3. Mandistana (FR) 9-0 £10,000 gr f by Azamour - Minatlya (Linamix) O/B-HH The Aga Khan TR-A de Royer-Dupre Margins 1.25, 1.50. Time 2:30.00. Going Good to soft. Age 3

Starts 4

Wins 3

Places 1

Earned £66,667

Sire: RAIL LINK. Sire of 2 Stakes winners. In 2012 SEDICIOSA Night Shift G3. 1st Dam: SEDITIEUSE by Night Shift. 2 wins at 2 and 3 in France. Dam of 4 winners: 2005: HOT MARTA (f Hernando) 6 wins to 2011. 2006: POMME D’AMOUR (f Dansili) 2 wins 3-4 2007: ORESTIAS (f Elusive City) Winner at 3 in France. 2009: SEDICIOSA (f Rail Link) 21,070gns yearling at ARAUG. 3 wins at 3 in France, Prix de Royaumont G3, 2nd Prix de la Seine LR. 2010: (f Elusive City) Broodmare Sire: NIGHT SHIFT. Sire of the dams of 85 Stakes winners. In 2012 - BONFIRE Manduro G2, MENTAL Lonhro G3, SEDICIOSA Rail Link G3. SEDICIOSA b f 2009 Danzig Razyana Kahyasi Hasili Kerali Nureyev Theatrical Tree of Knowledge Riverman Dockage Golden Alibi Nearctic Northern Dancer Natalma Chop Chop Ciboulette Windy Answer Nijinsky Shahrastani Shademah Kris Pointed Path Silken Way Danehill Dansili RAIL LINK b 03 Docklands

Night Shift SEDITIEUSE ch 99 Star Point

108 PRIX DE SANDRINGHAM G2 CHANTILLY. June 3. 3yof. 1600m.

1. LAUGH OUT LOUD (GB) 8-11 £61,750 gr f by Clodovil - Funny Girl (Darshaan) O-Ann Black, M Al-Qatami, KM Al-Mudhaf B-Norman Court Stud TR-MR Channon

CLODOVIL gr 00 Linamix Clodora Cloche d’Or Shirley Heights Darshaan Delsy FUNNY GIRL b 97 Lead On Time Just For Fun Audition

Northern Dancer Pas de Nom His Majesty Spring Adieu Mendez Lunadix Good Times Chrysicabana Mill Reef Hardiemma Abdos Kelty Nureyev Alathea Dara Monarch Autocratic

109 GRAND PRIX DE CHANTILLY G2 CHANTILLY. June 3. 4yo+. 2400m.

1. AIKEN (GB) 4 8-11 £61,750 b c by Selkirk - Las Flores (Sadler’s Wells) O-George Strawbridge B-George Strawbridge TR-JHM Gosden 2. Maxios (GB) 4 8-11 £23,833 b c by Monsun - Moonlight’s Box (Nureyev) O-The Niarchos Family B-The Niarchos Family TR-JE Pease 3. Dunaden (FR) 6 9-4 £11,375 b h by Nicobar - La Marlia (Kaldounevees) O-Pearl Bloodstock Limited B-Count Edouard Decazes TR-M Delzangles Margins 0.75, 2.5. Time 2:35.80. Going Good to soft. Age 3-4

Starts 7

Wins 6

Places 0

Earned £105,527

Sire: SELKIRK. Sire of 88 SWs. In 2012 - CITYSCAPE Distant View G1, AIKEN Sadler’s Wells G2. 1st Dam: Las Flores by Sadler’s Wells. Winner at 3, 2nd Oaks Trial S LR, 3rd Oaks d’Italia G1. Dam of 8 winners: 1997: Jalisco (f Machiavellian) Winner at 3, 2nd Harvest S LR. 1998: SPANISH SPUR (g Indian Ridge) 5 wins, John’s Call S. 1999: LA PAZ (f Nashwan) 2 wins at 3, Prix Belle de Nuit LR. 2000: FELICITY (f Selkirk) 2 wins 3-4, Golden Daffodil S G3. 2001: SLEEPING INDIAN (c Indian Ridge) 6 wins 3-5, Challenge S G2. Sire. 2002: Sun And Showers (g Rainbow Quest) 2003: Jardin (f Sinndar) unraced. 2004: Spring View (f Fantastic Light) unraced. 2005: Distant Peak (c Selkirk) unraced. 2006: TEEKY (f Daylami) 2 wins at 3. 2007: NATIONALISM (g Pivotal) 3 wins at 3 and 4, Midsummer S LR.


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Caulfield on Saonois: “The Prix du Jockey-Club winner’s dam has the near identical name of Saonoise, but there is little similarity between the two in terms of ability”

2008: AIKEN (c Selkirk) 6 wins 3-4, Grand Prix de Chantilly G2, Buckhounds S LR. 2010: Punditry (c Medicean) unraced to date. 2nd Dam: PRODUCER by Nashua. 10 wins in France, USA Prix de la Foret G1, 2nd Irish Oaks G1, 3rd Prix de Diane G1. Dam of BACH (c Caerleon: Royal Whip S G2, 2nd Tattersalls Gold Cup G1, Prix Jean Prat G1, 3rd Eclipse S G1, Irish Champion S G1, Breeders’ Cup Mile G1), DANCING GODDESS (f Nijinsky: Pearl Sprint LR, 2nd Irish 1000 Guineas G1), Music And Dance (f Northern Dancer: 2nd Philips Electronics Extended H LR), Las Flores (f Sadler’s Wells, see above). Third dam of GLEN’S DIAMOND, AIR EMINEM, Musical Score, Alabanza, Galleon Beach, Karakia. Fourth dam of Pivotal Flame, Pray For Sun. Broodmare Sire: SADLER’S WELLS. Sire of the dams of 274 Stakes winners. In 2012 - MASTER OF HOUNDS Kingmambo G1, MAWINGO Tertullian G1, AIKEN Selkirk G2, VISCOUNT NELSON Giant’s Causeway G2, CHRYSANTHEMUM Danehill Dancer G3, FOX HUNT Dubawi G3, THE FUGUE Dansili G3.

G2, FELICITY G3, WHISPERED SECRET G3, QUEEN OF PENTACLES LR, Forte Dei Marmi G2, Beautiful Fire G3, Glen Innes G3, Guarantia LR.


Monalulu (c Intikhab: 2nd Hong Kong Trophy LR), Lidanski (f Soviet Star, see above)/ Broodmare Sire: SOVIET STAR. Sire of the dams of 26 Stakes winners. In 2012 - WIZZ KID Whipper G2, MUSTAHEEL Lawman LR. WIZZ KID b f 2008

CHANTILLY. June 3. 3yo+. 1000m.

1. WIZZ KID (IRE) 4 8-13 £61,750 b f by Whipper - Lidanski (Soviet Star) O-Maeve Mahony B-Ballylinch Stud TR-R Collet 2. Stepper Point (GB) 3 8-10 £23,833 b c by Kyllachy - Sacre Coeur (Compton Place) O-CLA Edington B-Whitsbury Manor Stud TR-WR Muir 3. Hamish McGonagall (GB) 7 9-2 £11,375 b g by Namid - Anatase (Danehill) O-Reality Partnerships I B-JP Coggan, Whitsbury Manor Stud TR-TD Easterby Margins 1.75, 0.5. Time 0:59.50. Going Good to soft. Age 2-4

Starts 10

Wins 3

Places 3

Mr Prospector Miesque’s Son Miesque WHIPPER b 01 Sadler’s Wells Myth To Reality Millieme Nureyev Soviet Star Veruschka LIDANSKI b 03 Nicholas Lidanna Shapely Test

Earned £266,892


The Selkirk/Sadler’s Wells cross has produced: AIKEN Sire: WHIPPER. Sire of 9 Stakes winners. In 2012 WIZZ KID Soviet Star G2.

AIKEN b c 2008 Native Dancer Mixed Marriage Rockefella Rocchetta Chambiges Yellow God Nebbiolo Novara Be Friendly Friendly Court No Court Nearctic Northern Dancer Natalma Bold Reason Fairy Bridge Special Nasrullah Nashua Segula Tantieme Marion Magda Atan Sharpen Up SELKIRK ch 88 Annie Edge

Sadler’s Wells LAS FLORES b 91 Producer

1st Dam: Lidanski by Soviet Star. Winner at 4, 2nd Sweet Mimosa S LR. Dam of 2 winners: 2008: WIZZ KID (f Whipper) 3 wins 2-4, Prix du Gros-Chene G2 (twice), Prix Yacowlef LR, 2nd British Champions Sprint S G2, Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte G2. 2009: MUSTAHEEL (c Lawman) 3 wins at 3 in France, Prix de Suresnes LR. 2010: Tafkeer (c Marju) unraced to date. 2011: (c Lawman) 2nd Dam: LIDANNA by Nicholas. 5 wins 2-5, Ballyogan S G3, Greenlands S G3. Dam of YAA WAYL (g Whipper: City of York S LR), Prince

Raise A Native Gold Digger Nureyev Pasadoble Northern Dancer Fairy Bridge Mill Reef Hardiemma Northern Dancer Special Venture Marie d’Anjou Danzig Lulu Mon Amour Elocutionist Tillie Gray

Starts 5

Wins 2

Places 3

1st Dam: Imperialistic by Imperial Ballet. 5 wins 2-5, 3rd Pipalong S LR. Dam of 3 winners: 2007: QUITE SPARKY (g Lucky Story) 2 wins at 4. 2008: Imperialistic Diva (f Haafhd) 2 wins, 3rd Empress S LR. 2009: ELECTRELANE (f Dubawi) Sold 35,000gns yearling at TAOC2. 2 wins 2-3, German 1000 Guineas G2, 2nd Michael Seely Memorial Stakes LR, 3rd Fred Darling S G3. 2011: (f Pastoral Pursuits) 2nd Dam: SHEFOOG by Kefaah. 2 wins at 2 and 3. Dam of Imperialistic (f Imperial Ballet, see above), Undeniable (g Unfuwain: 3rd Towton Novices’ Chase G2), Thunder Road (f Mtoto: 3rd Brandon Hotel H Hurdle G3). Broodmare Sire: IMPERIAL BALLET. Sire of the dams of 3 Stakes winners. In 2012 - ELECTRELANE Dubawi G2. ELECTRELANE ch f 2009

DUSSELDORF. June 3. 3yof. 1600m.

1. ELECTRELANE (GB) 9-2 £58,333 ch f by Dubawi - Imperialistic (Imperial Ballet) O-Clipper Logistics B-Bigwigs Bloodstock TR-RM Beckett 2. Cherry Danon (IRE) 9-2 £23,333 br f by Rock of Gibraltar - Sherifa (Monsun) O-Ken Lynch B-Gestut Brummerhof TR-P Schiergen 3. Waldtraut (GER) 9-2 £11,667 b f by Oasis Dream - Waldbeere (Mark of Esteem) O/B-Gestut Brummerhof TR-A Wohler Margins Short head, 5. Time 1:40.40. Going Soft. Age 2-3

Sire: DUBAWI. Sire of 44 Stakes winners. In 2012 MONTEROSSO Barathea G1, AL KAZEEM Darshaan G2, ELECTRELANE Imperial Ballet G2, FOX HUNT Sadler’s Wells G3, MICKDAAM Be My Guest G3, TIGER TEES Gold Brose G3, WORTHADD Rahy G3.

Earned £80,697

Mr Prospector Con Game Shareef Dancer Colorado Dancer Fall Aspen Shirley Heights Deploy Slightly Dangerous Dancing Brave Jawaher High Tern Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge Bold Lad Amaranda Favoletta Blushing Groom Kefaah Tertiary Formidable Masarrah Iceni Star

Seeking The Gold Dubai Millennium DUBAWI b 02 Zomaradah

Imperial Ballet IMPERIALISTIC b 01 Shefoog

Leading sires 2012 by stakes winners to runners Name

Dubawi Monsun Galileo Dansili Invincible Spirit Dutch Art Manduro Oasis Dream Kyllachy Big Shuffle American Post Clodovil Chichicastenango Motivator Teofilo Oratorio Street Cry Shamardal Barathea Montjeu Dylan Thomas King's Best Gold Away Halling Red Clubs Danehill Dancer Haafhd Hurricane Run Nayef Shirocco Acclamation Footstepsinthesand Sinndar Cadeaux Genereux Intikhab Pastoral Pursuits Lawman Lomitas Peintre Celebre Beat Hollow Anabaa Blue High Chaparral Pivotal


2002 1990 1998 1996 1997 2004 2002 2000 1998 1984 2001 2000 1998 2002 2004 2002 1998 2002 1990 1996 2003 1997 1995 1991 2003 1993 2001 2002 1998 2001 1999 2002 1997 1985 1994 2001 2004 1988 1994 1997 1998 1999 1993 Holy Roman Emperor 2004 Marju 1988







Earnings (£)


Dubai Millennium Konigsstuhl Sadler's Wells Danehill Green Desert Medicean Monsun Green Desert Pivotal Super Concorde Bering Danehill Smadoun Montjeu Galileo Danehill Machiavellian Giant's Causeway Sadler's Wells Sadler's Wells Danehill Kingmambo Goldneyev Diesis Red Ransom Danehill Alhaarth Montjeu Gulch Monsun Royal Applause Giant's Causeway Grand Lodge Young Generation Red Ransom Bahamian Bounty Invincible Spirit Niniski Nureyev Sadler's Wells Anabaa Sadler's Wells Polar Falcon Danehill Last Tycoon

97 72 149 129 167 59 59 164 122 104 53 81 55 83 57 145 60 101 68 103 74 112 78 78 83 126 85 85 96 97 149 104 52 54 55 55 56 56 62 63 65 130 133 135 68

34 23 40 30 50 20 19 59 39 28 11 21 13 28 15 45 17 34 18 30 14 31 20 13 19 29 26 20 23 24 42 25 18 10 10 7 14 20 17 17 21 32 37 33 21

35.1 31.9 26.9 23.3 29.9 33.9 32.2 36.0 32.0 26.9 20.8 25.9 23.6 33.7 26.3 31.0 28.3 33.7 26.5 29.1 18.9 27.7 25.6 16.7 22.9 23.0 30.6 23.5 24.0 24.7 28.2 24.0 34.6 18.5 18.2 12.7 25.0 35.7 27.4 27.0 32.3 24.6 27.8 24.4 30.9

42 29 43 38 60 25 23 78 54 32 18 34 17 31 18 62 22 50 21 33 17 39 24 14 25 39 30 35 28 35 56 34 22 10 15 8 17 24 19 24 26 35 50 42 29

9.2 10.4 10.6 9.2 7.5 6.9 9.7 8.0 6.8 7.7 9.9 8.0 9.0 9.5 10.4 8.6 9.2 8.5 10.4 11.1 10.4 9.1 9.1 11.6 7.2 8.9 8.8 10.6 10.1 9.8 6.8 8.2 10.2 8.5 8.3 9.8 8.7 11.3 10.9 9.4 10.5 10.6 7.8 8.1 9.4

813,732 513,326 1,443,745 827,296 821,745 354,960 340,245 1,011,092 472,306 505,922 305,475 401,909 1,012,500 388,286 213,145 828,586 279,302 716,094 278,327 1,641,306 393,146 590,447 452,408 199,054 244,293 665,302 222,174 448,707 283,455 498,659 573,486 393,902 298,896 236,265 161,397 84,700 228,061 224,680 308,443 225,640 506,716 494,835 853,941 776,157 193,568

17 13 21 10 13 5 4 12 7 8 2 5 3 5 3 9 8 8 3 6 6 7 5 2 2 12 3 5 5 6 5 7 3 2 3 2 2 4 2 2 1 6 5 4 1



17.5 18.1 14.1 7.8 7.8 8.5 6.8 7.3 5.7 7.7 3.8 6.2 5.5 6.0 5.3 6.2 13.3 7.9 4.4 5.8 8.1 6.3 6.4 2.6 2.4 9.5 3.5 5.9 5.2 6.2 3.4 6.7 5.8 3.7 5.5 3.6 3.6 7.1 3.2 3.2 1.5 4.6 3.8 3.0 1.5



7 5 10 8 9 3 3 7 5 4 2 3 2 3 2 5 2 3 2 3 2 3 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 1

7.2 6.9 6.7 6.2 5.4 5.1 5.1 4.3 4.1 3.9 3.8 3.7 3.6 3.6 3.5 3.5 3.3 3.0 2.9 2.9 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.6 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.1 2.1 2.0 1.9 1.9 1.9 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5

Staying power keeps Dubawi in clover A first blast for this table of the season and it witnesses Dubawi, still doing his best to keep the name of his sire, Dubai Millennium, Sheikh Mohammed’s best ever horse, in lights. Standing alongside the promising New Approach at Dalham Hall, Dubawi’s stakes winners this year include Monterosso, Al Kazeem and Mickdaam, who could make up into a St Leger candidate. Another promising three-year-old is the filly Irish History, who took on the colts in her first two starts before a fine third against her own sex in the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot. Germany took the Arc last year with Danedream and top stallion Monsun is another helping the country’s reputation on the international stage. His best progeny this year could prove to be Novellist, winner of his first three starts, including the main trial for the German Derby. Monsun’s son Manduro is five places below him here. Bonfire was fancied to give him an Epsom Derby win but failed to handle the undulations.


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Global Stakes Results Date Grade Argentina 25/05 G1 25/05 G1 25/05 G1 20/05 G2 13/05 G2 03/05 G2 29/05 G3 19/05 G3 18/05 G3 18/05 G3 12/05 G3 05/05 G3




Gran Premio 25 de Mayo Gran Premio de Potrancas (1000 Guineas) Gran Premio Gran Criterium Clasico 25 de Mayo de 1810 Clasico Pedro Goenaga Clasico Raul Aristegui Clasico Joaquin V Maqueda C. Circulo Propietarios Caballerizas Spc Clasico Olavarria Clasico Velocidad Clasico Southern Halo Clasico General Las Heras

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

Al Qasr (USA) Candy Nevada (ARG) Winning Prize (ARG) Cocho (ARG) Emmanuel (ARG) Muy Alegre (ARG) Sound Music (ARG) Gamuza Fina (ARG) The New Yorker (ARG) West Key (ARG) Pick Out (ARG) Stormy Sexology (ARG)

San Isidro's big day had a strong Peruvian flavour. Peruvian horses, both trained by Juan Suarez, took first and third in the richest race, while Winning Prize, victorious by eight lengths in the Gran Criterium, is out of a Peruvian mare. Al Qasr had run up a sequence of five wins, including a Group 2 and a trio of Group 3s, before finishing fifth behind Quick Casablanca in the GP Australia 26/05 19/05 12/05 12/05 05/05 19/05 05/05 26/05 26/05 26/05 19/05 19/05 19/05 19/05 19/05 12/05 12/05 12/05 12/05 12/05 05/05

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

Carlton Mid Doomben 10,000 Stakes Kirks Doomben Cup Distinctive Homes Goodwood Handicap Bundaberg Distilling Company BTC Cup Centrebet South Australian Derby Bollinger Champagne Classic G C Bulletin A D Hollindale Stakes Mullins Lawyers Grand Prix Stakes Channel 7 Premier's Cup D'Orsogna Roma Cup Hidden Dragon Doomben Roses Stakes Ascend Sales Fred Best Classic Carlton Mid Lord Mayor's Cup Darley Brisbane Race Club Sprint Glenlogan Park Moreton Stakes Mitty's Rough Habit Plate The Jansz National Stakes Boq Albany Crk Chairman's Handicap R A Lee Stakes Sportingbet SA Fillies Classic SA Oaks R Hawke Gold Coast Guineas

South Australian racing officials were again mighty grateful to Black Caviar, as, for a second time in a fortnight, she attracted a sell-out crowd of 30,000 (six times the usual attendance) to Morphettville for the Goodwood Handicap. She barely broke sweat in making it 21 straight wins. Sea Siren is way behind Black Brazil 20/05 20/05 19/05 19/05 27/05 26/05 20/05 20/05 04/05

G1 G1 G1 G1 G2 G2 G2 G2 G3


G2 G2 G2

6.5f 10.0f 6.0f 6.0f 12.5f 6.0f 9.0f 11.0f 11.0f 6.0f 10.0f 6.5f 8.0f 6.5f 6.5f 10.0f 6.0f 10.0f 8.0f 12.5f 6.0f

Nassau Stakes Connaught Cup Stakes Hendrie Stakes

Sea Siren (AUS) Mawingo (GER) Black Caviar (AUS) Sea Siren (AUS) Zabeelionaire (NZ) Sizzling (AUS) Shez Sinsational (NZ) Brambles (NZ) Fantastic Blue (AUS) Luckygray (AUS) Invest (AUS) Mental (AUS) Solzhenitsyn (NZ) Tiger Tees (NZ) Wealth Princess (NZ) Brambles (NZ) Dinkum Diamond (AUS) Hume (NZ) Linton (AUS) Red Typhoon (AUS) Florentina (AUS)

Caviar in the sprinting ranks, but the Fastnet Rock three-year-old enjoyed a tremendous month, following up her BTC Cup victory by becoming the first filly ever to lift the Doomben 10,000. The gallant Buffering was just a short neck back in second – his fifth straight Group 1 placing, including two behind Black Caviar.

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

Three-year-olds dominated the GP Sao Paulo. Sal Grosso, the 2010 winner who finished sixth this time, was the only older horse among the first nine. Veraneio, winner of the Derby Paulista in November and beaten a short head in the GP Carlos Pellegrini in Argentina the following month, started favourite and took up the running with two furlongs to run. But Jose Aparecido Canada 02/06 27/05 19/05

Latinoamericana at Palermo in March, then an unlucky close third in the GP Republica Argentina there on May 1. Carlos Trujillo always had him in the first two but he seemed certain of defeat when Bogeyman moved smoothly into a three-length lead inside the final two furlongs. Trujillo switched outside and renewed his challenge. Al Qasr rallied under an all-out drive to collar

12.0f 8.0f 5.0f 10.0f 7.5f 7.5f 7.5f 7.5f 11.0f

Invictus (BRZ) Olympic Thunder (BRZ) Berlino di Tiger (BRZ) I Scream (BRZ) Vitoria Olimpica (BRZ) Energia Elegante (BRZ) Bela Bisca (BRZ) Valiente Y Guapo (BRZ) Voo Livre (BRZ)

produced a strong run from Invictus to collar him inside the final furlong and prevail by a head. Invictus had finished three and a half lengths fourth to Veraneio in the Derby and had since finished a creditable third in two of the Rio Classics. A son of the 2002 Prix du Jockey-Club winner Sulamani, he was the fourth GP Paulista winner to be trained by Venancio Nahid. 8.0f 7.0f 6.5f

Marketing Mix (CAN) Something Extra (USA) Roxy Gap (CAN)



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




Broodmare Sire

Aptitude (USA) Pure Prize (USA) Pure Prize (USA) Sunray Spirit (USA) Roman Ruler (USA) Equal Stripes (ARG) Storm Surge (USA) Equal Stripes (ARG) Lode (USA) Key Deputy (USA) Brancusi (USA) Bernstein (USA)

Majestic Dy (USA) Candy Sola (BRZ) Winning Ways (PER) Carleata (ARG) Emisaria (ARG) Muy Aplaudida (ARG) Saga (ARG) Gamuza Fitz (ARG) The Dance Lady (USA) La Vecina Cat (ARG) Petite Lune (ARG) Ultrasexy (ARG)

Dynaformer (USA) Candy Stripes (USA) You and I (USA) Careafolie Roy (USA) Acceptable (USA) Roy (USA) Fitzcarraldo (ARG) Pleasant Tap (USA) Easing Along (USA) Nasty And Bold (USA) Equalize (USA)

Bogeyman in the last 100 yards and beat him by two lengths, much to the astonishment of the second's rider Jorge Ricardo. Haras Barlovento, which raised and sold Al Qasr, was also the breeder of Winning Ways, the dam of Winning Prize. Ricardo sent this colt clear from three furlongs out and he scored by eight lengths from Damaskino. It was 4 4 6 4 4 3 5 4 6 5 4 4 6 5 7 4 3 9 6 4 4


Fastnet Rock (AUS) Tertullian (USA) Bel Esprit (AUS) Fastnet Rock (AUS) Zabeel (NZ) Snitzel (AUS) Ekraar (USA) Savabeel (AUS) Danehill Dancer (IRE) Bradbury's Luck (AUS) Dehere (USA) Lonhro (AUS) St Petersburg (AUS) Dubawi (IRE) San Luis (AUS) Savabeel (AUS) Keep The Faith (AUS) Zabeel (NZ) Galileo (IRE) Hold That Tiger (USA) Redoute's Choice (AUS)

Express A Smile (AUS) Montfleur (GB) Helsinge (AUS) Express A Smile (AUS) Kisumu (AUS) Admirelle (AUS) Original Sin (NZ) Prickle (NZ) Chandrika (AUS) Damah Lady (AUS) Unearthly (NZ) Intrigues (AUS) Tri Victory (NZ) Parfore (NZ) Wealth Star (NZ) Prickle (NZ) Raja Lane (AUS) Lolette (GB) Heather (NZ) Ladybird Blue (AUS) Celebria (AUS)

Mawingo, fourth in last year’s German Derby for Jens Hirschberger but now with Lee Freedman’s rookie trainer son, Anthony, survived an objection for hampering third home Manighar to land the Doomben Cup. This completed a long autumn campaign for Manighar, who has won three Group 1s and over £1.5 million in 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 4


Sulamani (IRE) Durban Thunder (BRZ) Tiger Heart (USA) Ay Caramba (BRZ) Northern Afleet (USA) Agnes Gold (JPN) Val Royal (FR) Dubai Dust (USA) Northern Afleet (USA)


Medaglia d'Oro (USA) Indian Charlie (USA) Indian Charlie (USA)

Success Express (USA) Sadler's Wells (USA) Desert Sun (GB) Success Express (USA) Carnegie (IRE) General Nediym (AUS) Shinko King (IRE) Pins (AUS) Kenmare (FR) Mukaddamah (USA) Zabeel (NZ) Night Shift (USA) Victory Dance Gold Brose (AUS) Senor Pete (USA) Pins (AUS) Devaraja (NZ) Arazi (USA) Centaine (AUS) Bluebird (USA) Peintre Celebre (USA)

prize-money since joining Black Caviar’s trainer, Peter Moody, from Luca Cumani. Finally, Zabeelionaire beat Sabrage by half a length to land the South Australian Derby. The pair had been separated by a neck, in the opposite order, when third and fourth in the Victoria Derby back in October.

Get Back (BRZ) Cute Little Bear (BRZ) Rainha da Bateria (BRZ) Uff-Uff (BRZ) Magic Rafaela (BRZ) Key Largo (BRZ) Maneirissima (BRZ) Charm Us (BRZ) Paradise Queen (BRZ)

The Rio-based Nahid had also hit the target with I Scream the previous day. A half-sister to Fluke, winner of the Frank E Kilroe Mile at Santa Anita, I Scream had twice finished a close fifth in fillies' Classics at Gavea earlier this year. Altair Domingos, who rode I Scream, had already won the weekend's big sprint on the odds-on Berlino di Tiger. 4 4 4

his second consecutive Group 1 success. He has won the last three of his four races, while Candy Nevada, Pure Prize's other Group 1 winner on May 25, remained unbeaten in two appearances. A 13-2 chance, she led 300 yards from home and ran on to beat the favourite Sunday Night by one and a half lengths.

Fast Gold (USA) Roy (USA) Torrential (USA) De Quest (GB) Royal Academy (USA) Roi Normand (USA) Fast Gold (USA) Clackson (BRZ) Royal Academy (USA)

It was a seventh win in nine runs for the colt and he is clearly his country's best sprinter. Olympic Thunder had a less imposing record, with only two wins in eight appearances, but he still started favourite in a field of 15 for the big mile event. He justified the support with a head victory over the outsider Qua Qua Qua.

Instant Thought (USA) Our Mariah (USA) Harts Gap (USA)

Kris S (USA) Mt Livermore (USA) Saint Ballado (CAN)


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26/05 13/05 06/05

G3 G3 G3

Eclipse Stakes Selene Stakes Vigil Stakes

8.5f 8.5f 7.0f

Hunters Bay (USA) Dixie Strike (CAN) Essence Hit Man (CAN)

5 3 5


Ghostzapper (USA) Dixie Union (USA) Speightstown (USA)

Smok'n Frolic (USA) Noble Strike (CAN) El Prado Essence (USA)

Smoke Glacken (USA) Smart Strike (CAN) El Prado (IRE)

Chile 27/05 05/05 27/05 24/05 27/05 27/05 26/05

G1 G1 G2 G2 G3 G3 G3

C. Club Hipico de Santiago Fallabella Gran Premio Hipodromo Chile Premio Carlos Campino Gran Premio Gonzalo Bofill de Caso Premio Alvaro Covarrubias Premio Julio Subercaseaux Browne Premio Jose Saavedra Baeza

10.0f 11.0f 9.0f 7.0f 8.0f 8.0f 7.5f

Papelon (CHI) Matter of Time (CHI) La Haina (CHI) Ole Ole Dominguin (CHI) Besa Cat (CHI) Stalactita (CHI) Ganese A La Sombra (CHI)

6 5 4 3 3 3 3


Monthir (USA) Ocean Terrace (USA) Milt's Overture (USA) Caesarion (IRE) Cat Scan (USA) Powerscourt (GB) Gstaad (USA)

Encubierta (CHI) Markova (USA) Lady Frontier (CAN) Dirada (CHI) Besa Paz (ARG) Saturnal (CHI) Sombrita Fresca (CHI)

Edgy Diplomat (USA) Louis Quatorze (USA) Mining (USA) Rainbow Dancer (FR) Peace Negotiations (USA) Seeker's Reward (CAN) Jeune Homme (USA)

Quick Casablanca was odds-on to complete a hat-trick of Group 1 victories on May 5 and all seemed to be going to plan when he took the lead three furlongs from home. However, he was passed and readily outpaced by Hong Kong G1 06/05

The BMW Champions' Mile

Xtension, a Group 2-winning juvenile and fourth in the 2010 2,000 Guineas when trained by Clive Cox, defended Japan 27/05 20/05 13/05 06/05 27/05 19/05 12/05 05/05 06/05

G1 G1 G1 G1 G2 G2 G2 G2 G3

Tokyo Yushun (Derby) Yushun Himba (Oaks) Victoria Mile NHK Mile Cup Meguro Kinen Tokai Stakes Keio Hai Spring Cup Kyoto Shimbun Hai Niigata Daishoten

The Japanese Derby and Oaks were dominated by members of the second crop of the stallion Deep Impact. First, two of his fillies, Gentildonna and Verxina, repeated their one-two finish of the 1,000 Guineas in the Yushun Himba (Oaks), although the margin between the pair went up from half a

Matter Of Time, who won by five and a quarter lengths from Lutier, who deprived the fading Quick Casablanca of second. Matter Of Time’s odds of 91 do not seem generous given that he had finished 11th of 15 behind Quick 8.0f

Xtension (IRE)

his Champions Mile crown for local handler John Moore. Under a fine ride from 20-year-old Kiwi sensation James 12.0f 12.0f 8.0f 8.0f 12.5f 9.5f 7.0f 11.0f 10.0f

Deep Brillante (JPN) Gentildonna (JPN) Whale Capture (JPN) Curren Black Hill (JPN) Smart Robin (JPN) Solitary King (JPN) Sadamu Patek (JPN) Tosen Homareboshi (JPN) Hit The Target (JPN)

length to five lengths. The winning time, of 2m 23.6s for the 2,400m broke the race record by an astonishing 1.7s. Then Deep Impact colts filled three of the first four places in the Tokyo Yushun (Derby), including the top spot with Deep Brillante. Third in the 2,000 Guineas on his previous start, Deep

Casablanca in the GP Latinoamericana in Argentina on March 10. Fernando Diaz was seen at his best on Papelon. The five-year-old had won this race in 2010 and finished third last year. Diaz settled him last of the ten 5


Xaar (GB)

Great Joy (IRE)

McDonald, he was always close to a slow pace and defied late traffic problems to score by half a length. 3 3 4 3 4 5 4 3 4


Deep Impact (JPN) Deep Impact (JPN) Kurofune (USA) Daiwa Major (JPN) Deep Impact (JPN) King Kamehameha (JPN) Fuji Kiseki (JPN) Deep Impact (JPN) King Kamehameha (JPN)

runners then, as most of the field came towards the stands’ side, brought him up the centre. While potential challengers got in each other’s way, Papelon scooted clear to score by five lengths.

Cityscape was favourite on the back of his runaway Meydan win but missed the break and trailed home tenth.

Love And Bubbles (USA) Donna Blini (GB) Global Peace (JPN) Charleston Harbor (USA) Keyboogie (USA) Scarlet Lady (JPN) Summer Night City (JPN) Every Whisper (JPN) Latir (JPN)

Brillante now heads to England to run in the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot. Deep Impact had to settle for a twothree in a Victoria Mile which witnessed a deserved first top-level success for Whale Capture, who was placed in all three legs of the 2011 Fillies Triple

Grand Lodge (USA)

Loup Sauvage (USA) Bertolini (USA) Sunday Silence (USA) Grindstone (USA) Lyphard (USA) Sunday Silence (USA) Helissio (FR) Northern Taste (CAN) Tamamo Cross (JPN)

Crown. Curren Black Hill, who did not see a racecourse until January, made it four straight wins in the top race for threeyear-old milers, the NHK Mile Cup. He made all the running and came home three and a half lengths in front of last year’s champion juvenile Alfredo.

New Zealand G3 12/05

Campbell Infrastructure Rotorua Cup


Fromelles (NZ)



Savabeel (AUS)

Unearthed (NZ)

Felix The Cat (USA)

Peru 29/04 15/04

G2 G3

Clasico La Copa Clasico Miguel A Checa Eguiguren

11.0f 9.5f

Jarek (PER) Russon (ARG)

4 4


Timo (USA) Husson (ARG)

Preferansz (PER) Roarisima (ARG)

Apprentice (USA) Roar (USA)

Singapore G1 20/05 G1 20/05

Kris Flyer International Sprint Singapore Airlines International Cup

6.0f 10.0f

Ato (SAF) Chinchon (IRE)

5 7


Royal Academy (USA) Marju (IRE)

Another Legend (USA) Jarama (IRE)

Lyphard's Wish (FR) Hector Protector (USA)

Kranji’s two top international events lost their star performers when Corine Barande-Barbe made a late decision not to travel Cirrus des Aigles from France and then injury ruled out local South Africa G1 26/05 G1 26/05 G1 26/05 G1 26/05 G2 22/05 G2 05/05 G2 05/05 G2 05/05 G3 27/05 G3 13/05 G3 06/05 G3 06/05

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

A pair of surprise results in the twoyear-old races on Scottsville’s big day, the track hosting four Group 1 sprints on May 26. The application of a tongue tie saw 40-1 chance Potent Power prove a length and a quarter too strong for the only filly in the field, Straight Set, Sweden 15/05


IKC Racing Pramms Memorial

sprint champion Rocket Man. Yet victory still went to France in the Singapore Airlines International Cup thanks to Chinchon and Rocket Man’s trainer, Patrick Shaw, retained the Krisflyer 6.0f 6.0f 6.0f 6.0f 9.5f 8.0f 7.0f 8.0f 9.0f 12.0f 6.0f 6.0f

All Is Secret (SAF) Delago Deluxe (AUS) Ebony Flyer (SAF) Potent Power (SAF) Beach Beauty (SAF) Amanee (AUS) Tales of Bravery (SAF) Variety Club (SAF) Why Worry (SAF) Tribal Dance (SAF) Hammie's Hooker (SAF) The West Is Wide (SAF)

in the Tsogo Sun Medallion. There was less of a shock in the fillies’ equivalent, the Allan Robertson Championship, as third favourite All Is Secret, who suffered her only defeat at the hands of Straight Set, beat Franny by a length and a quarter, with her 8.5f


Premio Loco (USA)

International Sprint trophy via the 16-1 outsider Ato. Already a big-race winner in Europe and America, Chinchon’s three-length defeat of Zaidan was a poignant one as it came two days after 3 4 5 3 5 4 6 4 4 4 3 3


Captain Al (SAF) Encosta de Lago (AUS) Jet Master (SAF) National Emblem (SAF) Dynasty (SAF) Pivotal (GB) Kahal (GB) Var (USA) Casey Tibbs (IRE) Tiger Dance (USA) Trippi (USA) Western Winter (USA)

Secret of Victoria (SAF) Succeeding (AUS) Sunshine Lover (SAF) Solar Galleon (SAF) Sun Coast (SAF) Moon Is Up (USA) Emperor's Warning (SAF) La Massine (SAF) She Warrior (SAF) Navajo Angel (AUS) Gem Queen (SAF) Poppy (SAF)

better fancied Vaughan Marshall-trained stablemate Valdivia third. Delago Deluxe, champion juvenile on the back of last year’s Medallion win, has not lived up to that. But, returned to original trainer Charles Laird after a spell in Cape Town, he bounced back 8


Prized (USA)

trainer Carlos Laffon-Parias lost his dad. Without his usual blinkers, Ato beat Mr Big by a length and a half, with Jane Chapple-Hyam’s Secret Asset a gallant third. Goldkeeper (USA) Flying Spur (AUS) Badger Land (USA) Captain Al (SAF) Capture Him (USA) Woodman (USA) Caesour (USA) Secret Prospector (USA) Jungle Warrior (SAF) Vettori (IRE) Damascus Gate (USA) Fard (IRE)

to lift the Golden Horse Casino Sprint. Two wind operations appear to have done the trick for Ebony Flyer, who took her tally to eight wins (including three Group 1s) from 11 starts with a one-length defeat of Welwitschia in the Fillies Sprint.

Crazee Mental (GB)


Magic Ring (IRE)


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Date Grade United States G1 28/05 G1 28/05 G1 28/05 G1 28/05 G1 19/05 G1 05/05 G1 05/05 G1 05/05 G1 04/05 G2 02/05 G2 02/05 G2 28/05 G2 26/05 G2 26/05 G2 19/05 G2 19/05 G2 18/05 G2 12/05 G2 05/05 G2 05/05 G2 05/05 G2 04/05 G2 04/05 G2 04/05 G3 02/05 G3 02/05 G3 28/05 G3 28/05 G3 28/05 G3 28/05 G3 26/05 G3 26/05 G3 19/05 G3 19/05 G3 19/05 G3 19/05 G3 19/05 G3 19/05 G3 18/05 G3 12/05 G3 05/05 G3 05/05 G3 05/05 G3 05/05 G3 04/05




Gamely Stakes TVG Acorn Stakes Ogden Phipps Handicap Metropolitan Handicap Preakness Stakes Humana Distaff Stakes Kentucky Derby Woodford Reserve Turf Classic Stakes Kentucky Oaks Vagrancy Handicap Californian Stakes Sands Point Stakes Sheepshead Bay Stakes American Handicap Dixie Stakes Marjorie L Everett Handicap Black-Eyed Susan Stakes Peter Pan Stakes Churchill Distaff Turf Mile Stakes Mervyn Leroy Handicap Churchill Downs Stakes La Troienne Stakes American Turf Stakes Alysheba Stakes Early Times Mint Julep Handicap Winning Colors Stakes Berkeley Handicap Lone Star Park Handicap Los Angeles Handicap Violet Stakes Louisville Handicap Arlington Matron Stakes Allaire du Pont Distaff Stakes Maryland Sprint Handicap Hanshin Cup Stakes Tellike Stakes Railbird Stakes Gallorette Handicap Pimlico Special Stakes Lazaro Barrera Memorial Stakes Senorita Stakes Fort Marcy Stakes Twin Spires Turf Sprint Stakes Beaugay Stakes Eight Belles Stakes

9.0f 8.0f 8.5f 8.0f 9.5f 7.0f 10.0f 9.0f 9.0f 6.5f 9.0f 8.5f 11.0f 8.0f 9.0f 8.5f 9.0f 9.0f 8.0f 8.5f 7.0f 8.5f 8.5f 8.5f 8.5f 6.0f 8.5f 8.5f 6.0f 8.5f 12.0f 9.0f 8.5f 6.0f 8.0f 5.0f 7.0f 8.5f 9.5f 7.0f 8.0f 8.5f 5.0f 8.5f 7.0f

Belle Royale (IRE) Contested (USA) It's Tricky (USA) Shackleford (USA) I'll Have Another (USA) Groupie Doll (USA) I'll Have Another (USA) Little Mike (USA) Believe You Can (USA) C C's Pal (USA) Game On Dude (USA) Better Lucky (USA) Aruna (USA) Wilkinson (USA) Hudson Steele (USA) Include Me Out (USA) In Lingerie (USA) Mark Valeski (USA) Hungry Island (USA) Morning Line (USA) Shackleford (USA) Juanita (USA) Silver Max (USA) Successful Dan (USA) Bizzy Caroline (USA) Island Bound (USA) Awesome Gem (USA) Nates Mineshaft (USA) Roman Threat (USA) Ruthenia (USA) Simmard (USA) Upperline (USA) Awesomemundo (USA) Hamazing Destiny (USA) Havelock (USA) My Three Girls (USA) Via Villaggio (USA) Zagora (FR) Alternation (USA) Drill (USA) Bobina (USA) Boisterous (USA) Great Attack (USA) Winter Memories (USA) Contested (USA)

I’ll Have Another and Bodemeister created plenty of excitement in filling the top two places in the first two legs of the Triple Crown. Less than 18 months after berating himself following Zenyatta’s solitary defeat in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at the same venue, jockey Mike Smith was again the subject of much criticism after Bodemeister set a clock-busting pace in the Kentucky Derby, only to be mown down by I’ll Have Another in the last half furlong and beaten by a length and a half. However, allowed an uncontested lead and hence able to set much more sedate fractions in the Preakness Stakes, Smith kicked Bodemeister three lengths clear of his nemesis approaching the furlong pole, only to be caught close home and go down by a neck. Both races attracted record

attendances – more than 165,000 at Churchill Downs for the Derby and over 120,000 at Pimlico. Trained by Doug O’Neill having been picked up for just $35,000 by his brother, Denis, at the Ocala Breeze-Up Sales, I’ll Have Another was ridden in both races by the little-known Mexican-born 25-year-old Mario Gutierrez, who had not ridden in a Grade 1 until guiding I’ll Have Another to Santa Anita Derby success. You would not have known it as his mount became the first in 138 runnings of the Run For The Roses to prevail from stall 19, one off the outside. Injury ended his career shortly before the Belmont. The Kentucky Oaks provided another superb jockey story as Rosie Napravnik became the first female to lift the trophy a year after she had been denied it by a neck on St John’s River. This time her



4 3 4 4 3 4 3 5 3 5 5 3 5 4 5 4 3 3 4 5 4 4 3 6 4 5 9 5 4 4 7 5 4 6 5 4 3 5 4 3 3 5 5 4 3




Broodmare Sire

Val Royal (FR) Ghostzapper (USA) Mineshaft (USA) Forestry (USA) Flower Alley (USA) Bowman's Band (USA) Flower Alley (USA) Spanish Steps (USA) Proud Citizen (USA) Alex's Pal (USA) Awesome Again (CAN) Ghostzapper (USA) Mr Greeley (USA) Lemon Drop Kid (USA) Johannesburg (USA) Include (USA) Empire Maker (USA) Proud Citizen (USA) More Than Ready (USA) Tiznow (USA) Forestry (USA) Mineshaft (USA) Badge of Silver (USA) Successful Appeal (USA) Afleet Alex (USA) Speightstown (USA) Awesome Again (CAN) Mineshaft (USA) Roman Ruler (USA) Pulpit (USA) Dixieland Band (USA) Maria's Mon (USA) Awesome Again (CAN) Salt Lake (USA) Great Notion (USA) Eddington (USA) Bernardini (USA) Green Tune (USA) Distorted Humor (USA) Lawyer Ron (USA) Malibu Moon (USA) Distorted Humor (USA) Greatness (USA) El Prado (IRE) Ghostzapper (USA)

Kahyasi Moll (IRE) Gold Vault (USA) Catboat (USA) Oatsee (USA) Arch's Gal Edith (USA) Deputy Doll (USA) Arch's Gal Edith (USA) Hay Jude (USA) El Fasto (USA) Roca (USA) Worldly Pleasure (USA) Sahara Gold (USA) Surya (USA) Tasha's Delight (USA) Strike the Sky (USA) Don't Trick Her (USA) Cat Chat (USA) Pocho's Dream Girl (USA) Flying Passage (USA) Indian Snow (USA) Oatsee (USA) Wishful Splendor (USA) Kissin Rene (USA) Lisa Danielle (USA) Sacre Coeur (USA) Indy Mood for Luv (USA) Piano (USA) Angel's Tearlet (CAN) Shameful (USA) Ruthian (USA) Dibs (USA) Snowflake (IRE) One Fine Shweetie (USA) Ms Proud Destiny (USA) Piconeach (NZ) Shannons Valentine (USA) Hoh Buzzard (IRE) Zaneton (FR) Alternate (USA) Cat Dancer (USA) Maliziosa (USA) Emanating (USA) Cat Attack (USA) Memories of Silver (USA) Gold Vault (USA)

Brief Truce (USA) Arch (USA) Tale of The Cat (USA) Unbridled (USA) Arch (USA) Silver Deputy (CAN) Arch (USA) Wavering Monarch (USA) El Prado (IRE) Noactor (USA) Devil His Due (USA) Seeking The Gold (USA) Unbridled (USA) Afternoon Deelites (USA) Smart Strike (CAN) Mazel Trick (USA) Storm Cat (USA) Fortunate Prospect (USA) A P Indy (USA) A P Indy (USA) Unbridled (USA) Smart Strike (CAN) Kissin Kris (USA) Wolf Power (SAF) Saint Ballado (CAN) A P Indy (USA) Pentelicus (USA) Silver Deputy (CAN) Flying Chevron (USA) Rahy (USA) Spectacular Bid (USA) Caerleon (USA) Shuailaan (USA) Artax (USA) Spectacular Love (USA) Hadif (USA) Alhaarth (IRE) Mtoto Seattle Slew (USA) Storm Cat (USA) Dynaformer (USA) Cox's Ridge (USA) Storm Cat (USA) Silver Hawk (USA) Arch (USA)

partner was Believe You Can, who came out on top by three-quarters of a length after a race-long duel with frontrunning Broadway’s Alibi. On Fire Baby and Sacristy, the Oaks fifth and seventh, dropped back to a mile for the Acorn Stakes but were put in their place by Contested, who never saw another rival in a five-length romp. It’s Tricky, the 2011 Acorn winner, followed up this term’s two Grade 2 scores with her third Grade 1, taking the Ogden Phipps by three-quarters of a length from Cash For Clunkers, with Awesome Maria, who was bidding for a repeat of 12 months previously, third. On the subject of repeats, former Newmarket trainer Simon Callaghan again landed the Gamely Stakes he had poached in 2011 with Dubawi Heights. This time he did it with Belle

Royale, who won eight races in much lower company (starting with a seller) in England for Mark Brisbourne. Another late-developing filly is Groupie Doll, who broke the track record in following up April’s Vinery Madison Stakes victory in the Humana Distaff. That was on the Kentucky Derby undercard, as was the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic in which the trailblazing Gulfstream Park course specialist Little Mike got home by two and a half lengths from last year’s 2,000 Guineas fourth Slim Shadey, who is now a stablemate of Belle Royale. Shackleford, last season’s Preakness winner, also went wire-towire and held off his Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile conqueror Caleb’s Posse by the minimum margin in a strong renewal of the Met Mile.

Leading global sires by stakes winners Horse




Galileo (IRE) Fastnet Rock (AUS) Deep Impact (JPN) Invincible Spirit (IRE) Redoute's Choice (AUS) Dubawi (IRE) Oasis Dream (GB) Dansili (GB) Giant's Causeway (USA) Exceed And Excel (AUS) King Kamehameha (JPN) More Than Ready (USA) Speightstown (USA)

1998 2001 2002 1997 1996 2002 2000 1996 1997 2000 2001 1997 1998

Sadler's Wells (USA) Danehill (USA) Sunday Silence (USA) Green Desert (USA) Danehill (USA) Dubai Millennium (GB) Green Desert (USA) Danehill (USA) Storm Cat (USA) Danehill (USA) Kingmambo (USA) Southern Halo (USA) Gone West (USA)



BTH BTW GH GW 33 24 23 19 21 25 18 16 19 15 17 23 17

15 14 13 12 12 11 11 10 10 9 9 9 9

21 13 22 11 12 17 8 11 12 5 13 10 7

11 9 11 6 5 7 4 6 6 1 8 5 2

Galileo has wasted precious little time in reaching his accustomed position in the international table, jumping from 11th to first in the last month. His BTH figure has gone from 15 to 33, his BTW are up nine to 15, GH are up to 21 from ten and GW are now 11 as against five. The Group 1 scorers have been Frankel, Was and Golden Lilac in Europe, eight-year-old Niwot in Australia and Igugu in South Africa. Prospects of

any among the pursuing pack giving Galileo problems during the remainder of the year do not look great. Some of the others have returns that would look superb were it not for the leader. Fastnet Rock has added five BTHs and Deep Impact three – the latter has the same number of GWs as Galileo and is one ahead of him in GHs. Fourth-placed Invincible Spirit has another eight BTHs on the scoresheet.


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Leading sires 2012 by earnings Name

Montjeu Galileo Chichicastenango Oasis Dream Pivotal Oratorio Dansili Invincible Spirit Dubawi Rock Of Gibraltar Holy Roman Emperor Shamardal Danehill Dancer Muhtathir King's Best Verglas Acclamation Slickly Dubai Destination Monsun Anabaa Blue Big Shuffle Shirocco High Chaparral Kyllachy Turtle Bowl Gold Away Hurricane Run Panis Whipper Elusive City Clodovil Enrique Footstepsinthesand Dylan Thomas Motivator Cape Cross Refuse To Bend Indian Rocket Kingsalsa Lando Dutch Art Choisir Green Tune Layman Aldebaran Manduro Stormy River Exceed And Excel Zamindar One Cool Cat Selkirk Iffraaj Peintre Celebre American Post Medicean Sinndar Martino Alonso Anabaa Kheleyf Rail Link Mujahid Deep Impact Nayef Aussie Rules Orpen Street Cry Barathea Dark Angel Gentlewave


1996 1998 1998 2000 1993 2002 1996 1997 2002 1999 2004 2002 1993 1995 1997 1994 1999 1996 1999 1990 1998 1984 2001 1999 1998 2002 1995 2002 1998 2001 2000 2000 1996 2002 2003 2002 1994 2000 1994 1996 1990 2004 1999 1991 2002 1998 2002 2003 2000 1994 2001 1988 2001 1994 2001 1997 1997 1994 1992 2001 2003 1996 2002 1998 2003 1996 1998 1990 2005 2003







Earnings (£)


Sadler's Wells Sadler's Wells Smadoun Green Desert Polar Falcon Danehill Danehill Green Desert Dubai Millennium Danehill Danehill Giant's Causeway Danehill Elmaamul Kingmambo Highest Honor Royal Applause Linamix Kingmambo Konigsstuhl Anabaa Super Concorde Monsun Sadler's Wells Pivotal Dyhim Diamond Goldneyev Montjeu Miswaki Miesque's Son Elusive Quality Danehill Barathea Giant's Causeway Danehill Montjeu Green Desert Sadler's Wells Indian Ridge Kingmambo Acatenango Medicean Danehill Dancer Green Dancer Sunday Silence Mr Prospector Monsun Verglas Danehill Gone West Storm Cat Sharpen Up Zafonic Nureyev Bering Machiavellian Grand Lodge Marju Danzig Green Desert Dansili Danzig Sunday Silence Gulch Danehill Lure Machiavellian Sadler's Wells Acclamation Monsun

103 149 55 164 133 145 129 167 97 144 135 101 126 92 112 157 149 91 121 72 65 104 97 130 122 20 78 85 66 84 117 81 69 104 74 83 147 123 67 72 94 59 118 70 63 5 59 44 138 71 111 68 105 62 53 99 52 47 74 128 38 77 2 96 75 76 60 68 71 38

30 40 13 59 37 45 30 50 34 46 33 34 29 29 31 36 42 17 34 23 21 28 24 32 39 6 20 20 17 23 28 21 18 25 14 28 35 35 15 18 22 20 37 15 17 5 19 18 27 18 29 19 32 17 11 20 18 22 19 30 10 24 2 23 24 24 17 18 25 15

29.1 26.9 23.6 36.0 27.8 31.0 23.3 29.9 35.1 31.9 24.4 33.7 23.0 31.5 27.7 22.9 28.2 18.7 28.1 31.9 32.3 26.9 24.7 24.6 32.0 30.0 25.6 23.5 25.8 27.4 23.9 25.9 26.1 24.0 18.9 33.7 23.8 28.5 22.4 25.0 23.4 33.9 31.4 21.4 27.0 100.0 32.2 40.9 19.6 25.4 26.1 27.9 30.5 27.4 20.8 20.2 34.6 46.8 25.7 23.4 26.3 31.2 100.0 24.0 32.0 31.6 28.3 26.5 35.2 39.5

33 43 17 78 50 62 38 60 42 53 42 50 39 36 39 44 56 22 49 29 26 32 35 35 54 7 24 35 20 31 40 34 25 34 17 31 49 48 22 22 26 25 49 18 19 6 23 23 33 23 33 23 35 19 18 20 22 30 20 42 15 32 3 28 27 31 22 21 32 19

11.1 10.6 9.0 8.0 7.8 8.6 9.2 7.5 9.2 9.1 8.1 8.5 8.9 9.8 9.1 8.8 6.8 9.4 9.0 10.4 10.5 7.7 9.8 10.6 6.8 8.9 9.1 10.6 8.9 8.7 7.0 8.0 10.9 8.2 10.4 9.5 9.3 8.1 8.4 9.2 10.6 6.9 7.1 10.5 8.8 10.5 9.7 10.0 6.5 9.0 7.7 10.1 7.8 10.9 9.9 9.2 10.2 7.6 9.4 6.8 10.4 9.1 8.7 10.1 9.2 8.0 9.2 10.4 6.8 10.3

1,641,306 1,443,745 1,012,500 1,011,092 853,941 828,586 827,296 821,745 813,732 803,222 776,157 716,094 665,302 630,213 590,447 588,358 573,486 529,326 518,392 513,326 506,716 505,922 498,659 494,835 472,306 453,055 452,408 448,707 435,257 422,171 417,273 401,909 399,800 393,902 393,146 388,286 385,553 373,497 372,020 365,156 360,695 354,960 353,760 349,357 347,765 344,347 340,245 330,337 327,645 322,061 317,890 313,814 311,031 308,443 305,475 305,347 298,896 294,653 292,063 291,489 290,842 287,582 285,608 283,455 283,382 279,889 279,302 278,327 275,106 270,394

6 21 3 12 5 9 10 13 17 11 4 8 12 2 7 2 5 3 4 13 1 8 6 6 7 2 5 5 2 2 3 5 1 7 6 5 9 3 1 1 4 5 3 1 1 1 4 1 6 3 2 5 4 2 2 5 3 3 2 0 2 1 2 5 1 0 8 3 3 2


5.8 14.1 5.5 7.3 3.8 6.2 7.8 7.8 17.5 7.6 3.0 7.9 9.5 2.2 6.3 1.3 3.4 3.3 3.3 18.1 1.5 7.7 6.2 4.6 5.7 10.0 6.4 5.9 3.0 2.4 2.6 6.2 1.5 6.7 8.1 6.0 6.1 2.4 1.5 1.4 4.3 8.5 2.5 1.4 1.6 20.0 6.8 2.3 4.4 4.2 1.8 7.4 3.8 3.2 3.8 5.1 5.8 6.4 2.7 5.3 1.3 100.0 5.2 1.3 13.3 4.4 4.2 5.3



3 10 2 7 2 5 8 9 7 2 2 3 3 1 3 0 3 1 1 5 1 4 2 2 5 2 2 2 0 1 1 3 0 2 2 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 1 0 0 1 3 1 2 0 1 1 0 1 2 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 2 2 0 0

2.9 6.7 3.6 4.3 1.5 3.5 6.2 5.4 7.2 1.4 1.5 3.0 2.4 1.1 2.7 2.0 1.1 0.8 6.9 1.5 3.9 2.1 1.5 4.1 10.0 2.6 2.4 1.2 0.9 3.7 1.9 2.7 3.6 0.7 0.8 1.1 5.1 0.9 20.0 5.1 2.3 1.5 0.9 1.5 1.6 3.8 1.0 1.9 4.3 2.6 100.0 2.1 3.3 2.9 -

Coolmore’s big guns now fully loaded as season hots up Montjeu only just scraped onto our (much smaller) leaderboard last month but the season is beginning to blossom, and the cream is rising to the top. What a loss Montjeu is. His exceptional record with middledistance runners will extend for years yet and he is the sire of this season’s outstanding three-year-old, Camelot. His victories in the 2,000 Guineas and Derby are responsible for taking his late sire to the top of the tree, and he could well be chiefly responsible for him staying there, along with such as St Nicholas Abbey, who matched Camelot at Epsom by winning a Group 1 on Derby day, in his case the Coronation Cup for the second year on the spin, and Fame And Glory. Galileo is now Coolmore’s top dog and he too was responsible for a toplevel winner at Epsom in Oaks heroine Was. Then, of course, there are Frankel and Golden Lilac to rave about. It would be a huge upset if one of Montjeu and Galileo did not finish as champion sire. Chichicastenango is playing the gatecrasher role, his nosebleed-like third place here coming off the back of the Prix du Jockey-Club victory of Saonois, who prevailed in a horribly messy Chantilly Classic. Invincible Spirit is sixth at the time of writing in the juvenile rankings and eighth in the main table, thanks in no small measure to his table-topping number of runners. He could be higher in the table next month.

Leading sires of two-year-olds 2012 by earnings Name

Indian Rocket Red Clubs Kheleyf Footstepsinthesand Bahamian Bounty Invincible Spirit Elusive City Iffraaj *New Approach Holy Roman Emperor Clodovil Gold Away Dutch Art Exceed And Excel Oratorio Acclamation Soave Librettist *Sixties Icon Kyllachy


1994 2003 2001 2002 1994 1997 2000 2001 2005 2004 2000 1995 2004 2000 2002 1999 1999 2002 2003 1998


Indian Ridge Red Ransom Green Desert Giant's Causeway Cadeaux Genereux Green Desert Elusive Quality Zafonic Galileo Danehill Danehill Goldneyev Medicean Danehill Danehill Royal Applause Dashing Blade Danzig Galileo Pivotal





12 23 19 14 16 11 16 18 6 21 8 6 12 18 14 17 8 5 9 12

5 7 5 4 3 4 5 5 1 5 2 3 4 4 2 5 2 2 4 4

41.7 30.4 26.3 28.6 18.8 36.4 31.3 27.8 16.7 23.8 25.0 50.0 33.3 22.2 14.3 29.4 25.0 40.0 44.4 33.3

8 11 6 4 5 5 6 5 3 5 3 3 5 6 3 5 2 4 5 5


5.2 5.6 5.0 5.3 5.0 5.0 5.4 5.4 5.7 5.3 5.5 5.8 5.0 5.4 5.7 5.4 4.6 5.5 5.2 5.3

Earnings (£)

114,041 99,294 62,548 61,006 56,245 55,317 53,341 52,910 52,077 51,534 51,300 50,155 43,776 43,095 41,282 40,344 39,083 38,291 37,320 37,055

Top horse

Via Chope Sky Lantern Penny's Picnic Dylanbaru Cay Verde Ici La Cote Salinas Road Virgin Queen Dawn Approach Canary Row Tuttipaesi Tourtour Graphic Guest Bungle Inthejungle El Trastolillo Mister Marc Halloween Chope San Juan Chilworth Icon Plaza Mayor

Earned (£)

33,417 39,797 24,167 17,583 36,200 17,516 12,708 17,499 51,188 15,167 32,000 16,042 13,611 14,222 18,500 14,675 19,250 17,917 18,729 15,833

Aces in Clubs’ pack Listed race wins by Sky Lantern and Ceiling Kitty helped Red Clubs shoot up the table, and he also also been aided by weight of numbers. The late Tally-Ho stallion was a high-class twoyear-old himself. He and pacesetter Indian Rocket are clear of the pack, one to note from which is New Approach, who is on the march. The Derby winner’s juvenile crop includes exciting prospects Dawn Approach and Newfangled.

* first-season sire; statistics to June 3



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July 29, 2000 Montjeu and Mick Kinane record a facile success in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot





1 Daliapour – Johnny Murtagh 2 Montjeu – Mick Kinane 3 Fantastic Light – John Reid 4 Beat All – Kevin Darley 5 Air Shakur – Yutaka Take




ontjeu was one of those horses you went racing for. That the 2000 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes was the first time the champion had graced a race in Britain only added to the anticipation. The son of Sadler’s Wells was trained in France by John Hammond and in his three-year-old year had carried pretty much all before him. His wins had included the French and Irish Derbys, not to mention the Arc. Montjeu’s appeal, though, was more than about ability; he was intriguing too, for being turned over at 1-10 in the Prix Lupin for one thing, while his temperament was also questioned. At Ascot he had to be ridden into the paddock after refusing to enter it. For those who had backed him at 1-3, that was not the best sign. But it’s what you do in a race that matters,

not what you do before or after it. The King George, perhaps more so than the Arc, was Montjeu’s moment. Partnered as usual by Mick Kinane, he faced six rivals, notably Daliapour and Fantastic Light. He quickened sensationally to take the lead from Daliapour – who had the assistance of a pacemaker – inside the distance under a motionless Kinane, and while Fantastic Light gave valiant chase, Kinane never had to move a muscle as he sauntered home to win. Montjeu did justify 1-10 odds in his next contest, the Prix Foy, but the King George was to prove his zenith, for he failed to win the last three big races of his illustrious career (the Arc, Champion Stakes and Breeders’ Cup Turf). No matter. He had already proven himself a champion racehorse, and he was to replicate that status at stud. Rest in peace, legend.


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They look fast. And they are fast.

He’s topping the table for the most 2012 two-year-old winners. Latest youngsters led by star French colt Penny’s Picnic.


The Champion first-crop sire of 2008 was rewarded with his best-ever book of mares the following spring. So good in fact that no fewer than 106 of his 137 current two-year-olds are out of mares who are Group or Listed performers, their dams, daughters or siblings. And he’s rewarding his supporters with results on the track. This season he’s had more juvenile winners by mid-June than any other stallion. Precocious prowess: Kheleyf produces it. KHELEYF Green Desert – Society Lady (Mr Prospector)

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