Stakes Results

Yorkshire Oaks G1 - Pleascach

Filed on 20 Aug 2015 @ 14:52

DARLEY YORKSHIRE OAKS-G1

£365,825, York, 8-20, 3yo/up, f, 12fT, 2:32.77, g/s

1--PLEASCACH (IRE), 123, f, 3
Teofilo (Ire)--Toirneach, by Thunder Gulch

The winner of a Leopardstown maiden last July, Jim Bolger's Pleascach was off the track until returning with a second in the Listed Salsabil Stakes in April - where subsequent Pretty Polly Stakes winner Diamondsandrubies was third. She improved after that to win the Group Three Blue Wind Stakes and the Irish 1,000 Guineas. Second in the Ribblesdale after that, she was only fifth in the Pretty Polly before being freshened up before confirming her superiority here. Bred by Jim Bolger, she is the first runner out of the winning Thunder Gulch mare Toirneach, a €110,000 Keeneland yearling purchase and a half sister to winners out of a winning half sister to US Listed winner Drina, the dam of dual Grade One winner Spain and two more graded stakes winners.

Pleascach is one of seven stakes winners this season for Teofilo, and one of just two stakes winners from his fourth crop, which was covered at a career low fee of €15,000 (up to €50,000 in 2015). The Darley sire already has two stakes winners from his current crop of juveniles, from just 14 runners.

Lowther Stakes G2 - Besharah

Filed on 20 Aug 2015 @ 14:07

PINSENT MASONS LOWTHER S.-G2

£209,650, York, 8-20, 2yo, f, 6fT, 1:11.87, g/s

1--BESHARAH (IRE), 126, f, 2
Kodiac (GB)--Dixieland Kiss, by Dixie Union

Trained by the in-form William Haggas, Besharah scored a breakthrough maiden black type win in the Group Three Princess Margaret Stakes last time. Before that, she had won her first two starts before being placed in the Queen Mary and the Duchess of Cambridge Stakes. A 30,000 gns Tattersalls foal, she sold for 85,000 gns as a yearling and is the first foal out of an unraced Dixie Union half sister to US stakes winners Kiss Mine and Kiss Moon. The second dam, Kiss The Devil, won a Churchill Downs Grade Three and is out of a half sister to Santa Anita Grade One winner Nell's Briquette.

Besharah is one of three juvenile stakes winners this season for Kodiac, who is second to Dark Angel on the table of leading sires of juveniles. The Tally-Ho sire is also excelling with his older horses, with Adaay and Coulsty finishing first and second in the Hungerford Stakes at the weekend.

Prix Pelleas L - Meteoric

Filed on 20 Aug 2015 @ 07:20

PRIX PELLEAS (PRIX RADIO BALANCES)-Listed

€55,000, Clairefontaine, 8-19, 3yo, c/g, 9fT, 1:50.40, g/s

1--METEORIC (IRE), 123, c, 3
Lope de Vega (Ire)--Lake Moon (GB), by Tiger Hill (Ire)

This is the first stakes win, and third win in all, for the Andre Fabre-trained Meteoric. A €24,000 Goffs Orby yearling, he sold for £120,000 at the Goffs London Sale last year. He is the first foal out of the winning Tiger Hill mare Lake Moon, a half sister to Group Three winners Cap O'Rushes and Splendid Era out of Group One Oaks di'Italia winner Valley Of Gold. The third dam is a Listed-placed half sister to Group Two Prix de Pomone winner Whitehaven, out of triple Grade One winner (including the Kentucky Oaks) White Star Line.

This is the fifth stakes winner of the season for Lope De Vega, and the eighth from his first crop, a 10% strike rate. His six yearlings sold so far have averaged £111,000 and he is a close second to Siyouni on the second crop sires table.

Ruby Stakes L - Algonquin

Filed on 20 Aug 2015 @ 07:16

VINCENT OBRIEN RUBY S.-Listed

€45,000, Killarney, 8-19, 3yo/up, 8f 100yT, 1:41.42, gd

1--ALGONQUIN (GB), 129, c, 3
Archipenko--Alborada (GB), by Alzao

A four timer and a winning stakes debut for Algonquin. Kirsten Rausing's homebred is a half sister to three winners, including Listed winner Alvarita and the Group Two-placed Albion, out of dual Champion Stakes winner Alborada. She in turn is a half sister to German Group One winner Albanova, out of Listed winner Alouette.

This is the fifth career stakes winner for Archipenko, an 8% strike rate from his 65 runners in three crops to race.

International Stakes G1 - Arabian Queen

Filed on 19 Aug 2015 @ 14:59

JUDDMONTE INTERNATIONAL S.-G1

£914,375, York, 8-19, 3yo/up, 10f 88yT, 2:09.92, g/s

1--ARABIAN QUEEN (IRE), 121, f, 3
Dubawi (Ire)--Barshiba (Ire), by Barathea (Ire)

The winner of the Group Two Duchess of Cambridge Stakes last term, Arabian Queen couldn't make an impression in the Sweet Solera or Cheveley Park Stakes, but having put sickness behind made an impressive three-year-old debut to win the Group Three Princess Elizabeth at Epsom in June. Fifth in the Coronation Stakes and only seventh in the Falmouth, she stepped up to 10f with aplomb when third behind Legatissimo in the Nassau last time. Homebred by Jeff Smith, she is the first foal out of dual Lancashire Oaks winner Barshiba, herself a half sister to Listed winner Doctor Dash out of the Listed-placed Dashiba. Further back, this is the family of dual Irish St Leger winner Oscar Schindler.

This is the 22nd Group One winner for Dubawi and the sixth of the European season. This win moves him over £1m clear of Galileo on the general sires table.

Great Voltigeur Stakes G2 - Storm The Stars

Filed on 19 Aug 2015 @ 14:32

BETWAY GREAT VOLTIGEUR S.-G2

£173,400, York, 8-19, 3yo, c/g, 12fT, 2:30.30, g/s

1--STORM THE STARS (USA), 126, c, 3
Sea the Stars (Ire)--Love Me Only (Ire), by Sadler's Wells

The William Haggas-trained Storm The Stars took four starts to get off the mark - he was second to Golden Horn at Nottingham on his second go - and was then second in the Chester Vase prior to making all to win the Listed Cocked Hat Stakes at Goodwood. He has been admirably consistent since, being placed in the Derby, Irish Derby and Grand Prix de Paris, and now looks set to line up in the St Leger. He is the first foal out of the unraced Sadler's Wells mare Love Me Only, a half sister to multiple Group One winner Giant's Causeway and to Group Two Cherry Hinton winner You'resothrilling, later the dam of Classic winners Marvellous and Gleneagles.

This is just the second group winner of the season for Sea The Stars (he has six Listed winners) and Storm The Stars becomes the second group winner (and one of six stakes winners) from his second crop. The Gilltown Stud resident is second to Mastercraftsman on the third crop sires table.

Acomb Stakes G3 - Recorder

Filed on 19 Aug 2015 @ 14:23

TATTERSALLS ACOMB S.-G3

£85,000, York, 8-19, 2yo, 7fT, 1:24.20, g/s

1--RECORDER (GB), 127, c, 2
Galileo (Ire)--Memory (Ire), by Danehill Dancer (Ire)

The winner of a Newmarket maiden last time, Recorder won easily here to mark himself a potential top performer for next year. He is the first foal out of Memory, the winner of the Group Three Albany and Group Two Cherry Hinton in 2010, before her temperament got the better of her, as she eventually refused to race. A private purchase by Her Majesty for a reported £500,000, she is a half sister to Group Three winner Remember Alexander out of the Grade Three-placed Diesis mare Nausicaa. The third dam, Blushing All Over, was a Listed winner and a half sister to the ancestresses of German St Leger winner Val Mondo, Middleton Stakes winner Jalousie and Hungerford Stakes winner Bin Rosie.

This is the 22nd stakes winner of the season for Galileo, and the second from his current crop of juveniles.

Prix de la Nonette G2 - Jazzi Top

Filed on 19 Aug 2015 @ 13:43

PRIX DE LA NONETTE-G2

€130,000, Deauville, 8-18, 3yo, f, 10fT, 2:12.04, g/s

1--JAZZI TOP (GB), 126, f, 3
Danehill Dancer (Ire)--Zee Zee Top (GB), by Zafonic

The winner of a Kempton maiden on her third start, Jazzi Top pulled clear to win the Listed Pretty Polly Stakes at Newmarket in May. She was fifth in the Oaks - a race her half sister Izzi Top was third in - and filled the same position in the Nassau Stakes before making amends here. She is a half sister to Group One Pretty Polly Stakes and Prix Jean Romanet winner Izzi Top, and is one of three winners out of Zee Zee Top, whose Oasis Dream colt sold to John Ferguson for 625,000 gns last October. Zee Zee Top won the Group One Prix de l'Opera, and is a half sister to Group One winners Kayf Tara and Opera House, as well as the dam of Moyglare winner Necklace. The second dam, Colorspin, won the Irish Oaks and is a daughter of the great Reprocolor.

Danehill Dancer is having a fine run, with Legatissimo winning the Nassau Stakes at the start of the month, and Esoterique winning the Prix Jeacques le Marois on Sunday.

Furstenberg Rennen G3 - Palace Prince

Filed on 17 Aug 2015 @ 08:13

GROSSER PREIS DER SPARKASSE KREFELD (FURSTENBERG-RENNEN)-G3

€55,000, Krefeld, 8-16, 3yo, 10f 55T, 2:07.62, gd

1--PALACE PRINCE (GER), 128, c, 3
Areion (Ger)--Palace Princess (Ger), by Tiger Hill (Ire)

This is the first group win for Palace Prince, who won the Listed Zweijahrigen Trophy at Cologne on his second start last year and the Listed Prix Ridgway before runnings econd to Nutan in the German Derby last time. Homebred by gestut Hony-Hof, he is a half brother to a winner out of the winning Tiger Hill mare Palace Princess, herself a half sister to Group Two Europa Meile winner Peppercorn, Group Two Oettingen Rennen winner Pepperstorm and Group Three winner Peppershot, out of a winning half sister to German Oaks winner Padang.

Flying Fillies Stakes L - Divine

Filed on 17 Aug 2015 @ 08:10

EBF STALLIONS HIGHFIELD FARM FLYING FILLIES S.-Listed

£50,000, Pontefract, 8-16, 3yo/up, f/m, 6fT, 1:16.89, gd

1--DIVINE (IRE), 127, f, 4
Dark Angel (Ire)--Carallia (Ire), by Common Grounds (GB)

Four-year-old Divine, a winner in maiden and handicap company, is progressing at present, having finished third in the Group Three Hackwood Stakes last time, before this maiden stakes victory. A 42,000 gns Tattersalls yearling, she is a half sister to three winners out of a Listed-placed mare, herself a half sister to Group One Prix de la Foret winner Caradak. The second dam is a winning sister to Group Three Meld Stakes winner Cajarian and half sister to the dam of Nunthorpe winner Margot Did.

This is the 13th stakes winner of the season for Dark Angel, who has already surpassed his 2014 progeny earnings and who is ninth on the general sires list.

Prix Jacques le Marois G1 - Esoterique

Filed on 17 Aug 2015 @ 08:08

PRIX DU HARAS DE FRESNAY-LE-BUFFARD - JACQUES LE MAROIS-G1

€700,000, Deauville, 8-16, 3yo/up, 8fT, 1:36.12, vsf

1--ESOTERIQUE (IRE), 127, m, 5
Danehill Dancer (Ire)--Dievotchka (GB), by Dancing Brave

The winner of the Group One Prix Rothschild last season, Esoterique advertised her credentials for victory in this stronger company with second place finishes to Solow in the Queen Anne and Muhaarar in the Prix MAurice de Gheest. She is a half sister to Group Two winners Russian Hope, Archange d'Or and Russian Cross and Listed winners Russian Hill and Russian Desert, out of an unraced Dancing Brave mare. The second dam is a Group Three-placed half sister to 1000 Guineas second and Listed winner Photo Flash.

Prix Minerve G3 - Candarliya

Filed on 17 Aug 2015 @ 08:06

PRIX MINERVE-G3

€80,000, Deauville, 8-16, 3yo, f, 12 1/2fT, 2:45.79, vsf

1--CANDARLIYA (FR), 121, f, 3
Dalakhani (Ire)--Candara (Fr) by Barathea (Ire)

A four-timer for the Alain de Royer-Dupre-trained Candarliya, who won the Listed Prix de Thiberville last time. She is the first runner out of the Barathea mare Candara, a half sister to winners out of a winning Woodman mare. The third dam is a half sister to three stakes winners, including Group Two Sandown Mile winner Wixim.

Prix Francois Boutin L - Aim To Please

Filed on 17 Aug 2015 @ 08:03

PRIX FRANCOIS BOUTIN-Listed

€55,000, Deauville, 8-16, 2yo, 7fT, 1:26.19, vsf

1--AIM TO PLEASE (FR), 125, f, 2
Excellent Art (GB)--Midnight Flash (Ire), by Anabaa Blue (GB)

The Francois Doumen-trained Aim To Please has won two of her three starts, and having quickened well clear of her rivals here will now target the Prix Marcel Boussac. She is the first foal out of an Anabaa Blue half sister to the Group Three-placed Tip Toe, out of an unraced sister to Group Two German St Leger winner Moonlady. The third dam is an unraced half sister to Group Two Oppenheim Rennen winner and German Derby second Malinas, out of Group Two Preis der Diana winner Majoritat.

Prix Michel Houyvet L - Big Blue

Filed on 17 Aug 2015 @ 08:00

PRIX MICHEL HOUYVET-Listed

€55,000, Deauville, 8-16, 3yo, 15fT, 3:16.11, vsf

1--BIG BLUE (GB), 123, c, 3
Galileo (Ire)--Board Meeting (Ire), by Anabaa

This is the first stakes win for Big Blue, who won on debut and has been placed on all six starts between then and today, including when third in the Group One Criterium de Saint-Cloud. He is the first foal out of Group Three Prix de Psyche winner Board Meeting, who was also placed in the Prix de l'Opera, Prix Vermeille and Prix Jean Romanet. She in turn is a half sister to Group One Prix de Diane winner Bright Sky, out of multiple Group Two winner Bright Moon.

Prix Guillaume d'Ornano G2 - New Bay

Filed on 16 Aug 2015 @ 10:03

PRIX GUILLAUME D'ORNANO - HARAS DU LOGIS SAINT-GERMAIN-G2

€400,000, Deauville, 8-15, 3yo, 10fT, 2:08.34, hy

1--NEW BAY (GB), 128, c, 3
Dubawi (Ire)--Cinnamon Bay (GB), by Zamindar

This is the third career victory for the lightly-raced New Bay, who was second to Make Believe in the Poule d'Essai des Poulains and beat subsequent Secretariat Stakes winner Highland Reel to win the Prix du Jockey-Club last time. A Juddmonte homebred he is a half brother to a winner out of Chantilly Listed winner Cinnamon Bay, herself a half sister to Group Two Prix Maurice de Nieuil winner Bellamy Cay. The second dam is a Listed-placed half sister to: Hope, the dam of Group One winners Oasis Dream and Zenda (the latter also the dam of Kingman); to Coraline, the dam of Coastal Path and Reefscape; and to Irish Oaks winner Wemyss Bight, the dam of Beat Hollow.

Prix de Lieurey G3 - Maimara

Filed on 16 Aug 2015 @ 10:01

PRIX DE LIEUREY-G3

€80,000, Deauville, 8-15, 3yo, f, 8fT, 1:43.15, hy

1--MAIMARA (FR), 123, f, 3
Makfi (GB)--Hideaway Heroine (Ire), by Hernando (Fr)

This is the first group win for Maimara, who was eighth in the French Guineas and second in the Group Three Prix Chloe before winning the Listed Prix Bagatelle last time. A €65,000 Arqana foal purchase, she is a half sister to Group Three winner Ombrage and dual Listed winner Cisneros out of the Listed-placed Selkirk mare Hideaway Heroine. She in turn is a Listed winner out of dual Group Three winner Ahohoney.

Prix Gontaut-Biron G3 - Bello Matteo

Filed on 16 Aug 2015 @ 09:59

PRIX GONTAUT-BIRON HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB G3

€80,000, Deauville, 8-15, 4yo/up, 10fT, 2:07.50, hy

1--BELLO MATTEO (FR), 127, g, 4
Montmartre (Fr)--Lidawar (Fr), by Sendawar (Ire)

A four-timer and a Group Three double for the Romain Le Gal-trained Bello Matteo, who won the Group Three La Coupe last time, having previously won a pair of Saint-Cloud handicaps. He is a half brother to two winners, and is the first stakes winner for his sire Montmatre, who stands at the Haras National du Pin for €3,500.

Hungerford Stakes G2 - Adaay

Filed on 16 Aug 2015 @ 09:56

BETFRED HUNGERFORD S.-G2

£150,000, Newbury, 8-15, 3yo/up, 7fT, 1:26.76, sf

1--ADAAY (IRE), 128, c, 3
Kodiac (GB)--Lady Lucia (Ire), by Royal Applause (GB)

The winner of his first two starts, Adaay was eighth in the Coventry Stakes before placing third behind Limato in two further starts in stakes company. He won the Listed Carnavon Stakes in May, and turned the tables on Limato on softer going to win the Group Two Sandy Lane Stakes last time, doubling up over a furlong further here. A €54,000 Goffs foal, he gave Tally Ho Stud a fine return when selling for 240,000 gns at last season's Craven Breeze-Up Sale. He is a half brother to five winners from five runners, including the Listed-placed sprinter Mullionmileanhour, out of the Royal Applause mare Lady Lucia.

Another stakes-winning sprinter for Kodiac (68% of his progeny wins come from sprint trips) and the fifth from his 2012 crop, which was covered at a fee of €6,500 - he now stands at €25,000.

Geoffrey Freer Stakes G3 - Agent Murphy

Filed on 16 Aug 2015 @ 09:54

BETFRED GEOFFREY FREER S.-G3

£60,000, Newbury, 8-15, 3yo/up, 13f 61yT, 2:54.39, sf

1--AGENT MURPHY (GB), 131, c, 4
Cape Cross (Ire)--Raskutani (GB), by Dansili (GB)

Another step forward for winning 9f handicapper Agent Murphy, who won the Listed Buckhounds Stakes in May. He cost just 7,000 gns as a yearling at Tattersalls and is a half brother to two winners out of an unraced Dansili half sister to Group Two Superlative Stakes winner Hatta Fort. The second dam is a half sister to Grade One EP Taylor winner Miss Keller, from the family of Inchinor.

Washington Singer Stakes L - Epsom Icon

Filed on 16 Aug 2015 @ 09:51

DENFORD STUD S. (WASHINGTON SINGER S.)-Listed

£25,500, Newbury, 8-15, 2yo, 7fT, 1:30.68, sf

1--EPSOM ICON (GB), 122, f, 2
Sixties Icon (GB)--Hairspray (GB), by Bahamian Bounty

Epsom Icon is now two from three after this winning stakes debut, and could now be aimed at the Rockfel Stakes. She is the first winner out of the winning Bahamian Bounty mare Hairspray, herself a half sister to five winners out of a winning Night Shift mare. The third dam is a half sister to Group Three winner Red Camellia, the dam of Group One winner Red Bloom.

This is the fourth career stakes winner for Sixties Icon, who also had a good maiden winner on the same card in Czabo.

Prix de la Vallee d'Auge L - Yakaba

Filed on 16 Aug 2015 @ 09:48

PRIX DE LA VALLEE D'AUGE-Listed

€55,000, Deauville, 8-15, 2yo, 5fT, :59.89, hy

1--YAKABA (FR), 122, f, 2
Medicean (GB)--Kayaba (GB), by Anabaa

Prix Luth Enchantee L - Royalmania

Filed on 14 Aug 2015 @ 07:57

PRIX LUTH ENCHANTEE - FONDS EUROPEEN DE L'ELEVAGE - DHEVATARA-Listed

€48,000, Clairefontaine, 8-13, 4yo/up, f/m, 9fT, 1:51.90, g/s

1--ROYALMANIA (GB), 123, f, 4
Elusive Quality--Safari Queen (Arg), by Lode

Desmond Stakes G3 - Cougar Mountain

Filed on 14 Aug 2015 @ 07:42

INVESCO PENSION CONSULTANTS DESMOND S.-G3

€62,500, Leopardstown, 8-13, 3yo/up, 8fT, 1:41.87, g/f

1--COUGAR MOUNTAIN (IRE), 135, c, 4
Fastnet Rock (Aus)--Descant, by Nureyev

The winner of a Naas maiden on debut last summer, Cougar Mountain has run in stakes company since, six times at Group One level, with fine form this summer seeing him finish third in the Queen Anne, fourth in the Eclipse and fifth in the Sussex Stakes prior to this confidence-boosting Group Three win. He is a half brother to four winners out of an unraced Nureyev half sister to Zafonic and Zamindar, out of Group Three winner Zaizafon.

Sovereign Stakes G3 - Kodi Bear

Filed on 13 Aug 2015 @ 16:17

TOTEPOOL SOVEREIGN S.-G3

£75,000, Salisbury, 8-13, 3yo/up, c/g, 8fT, 1:40.58, g/f

1--KODI BEAR (IRE), 119, c, 3
Kodiac (GB)--Hawattef (Ire), by Mujtahid

Continued progression for Clive Cox's Kodi Bear, who won the Listed Winkfield Stakes at Ascot last year and was second in the Dewhurst Stakes on his last juvenile start. He made a belated three year old debut with victory in the Listed Midsummer Stakes at Windsor prior to a fourth place finish in the Prix Jean Prat last time. A €20,000 Goffs foal, he sold for 62,000 gns as a yearling at Tattersalls and is a half brother to five winners, including the dam of Listed winners Rivertime and Storm Of Wind, out of an unraced Mujtahid mare. The second dam is a half sister to Shining Creek, the dam of Group Two Mill Reef winner Cool Creek, and Dievotchka, the dam of six stakes winners including Group winners Russian Hope, Russian Cross and Archange d'Or.

Hurry Harriet Stakes L - Easter

Filed on 13 Aug 2015 @ 09:18

IRISH STALLION FARMS EBF HURRY HARRIET S.- Listed

€55,000, Gowran, 8-12, 3yo/up, f, 9f 100yT, 2:01.79, gd

1--EASTER (IRE), 126, f, 3
Galileo (Ire)--Missvinski, by Stravinsky

This is the first stakes win for the Aidan O'Brien-trained Easter, who has been running well in stakes company this term, placing thrice including when third in the Group Three Give Thanks Stakes over 12f last time. She is the second foal out of dual Listed winner and Group One Prix d'Astarte second Missvinski, herself a daughter and granddaughter of unraced mares. The third dam is a half sister to Grade One winners Fabulous Notion (herself a Grade One producer) and Cacoethes.