Cathedral Stakes L - Judd Street

Filed on 14 Jun 2009 @ 16:00


£40,000, Salisbury, 6-14, 3yo/up, 6fT, 1:12.24, gd/fm.

1--JUDD STREET (GB), 130, g, 7
Compton Place (GB)--Pudding Lane (Ire), by College Chapel (GB).

A previous Listed winner and a successful handicapper over 5f/6f, Judd Street cost 2,500 gns as a yearling in 2003. 74% of Compton Place's wins come over 5 and 6 furlongs; this is the sire of Borderlescott's first stakes win of the season, and he has 24 individual winners in Europe so far in 2009.

Grosser Preis der Verlagsgruppe Madsack L - Shinko's Best

Filed on 14 Jun 2009 @ 08:41


€20,000, Hannover, 6-13, 3yo/up, 6 1/2fT, 1:19.00, gd.

1--SHINKO'S BEST (IRE), 130, g, 8
Shinko Forest (Ire)--Sail Away (Ger), by Platini (Ger).

This is the third Listed success for Shinko's Bets, a €38,000 BBAG yearling in 2002. He is out of a half sister to a Listed-placed runner, and is the first stakes winner this term for Shinko Forest, the sire of Knot In Wood. The son of Green Desert has 7 winners from 37 runners this year.

Grosser Freiberger Premium Preis l - Palermo

Filed on 13 Jun 2009 @ 15:13


€20,000, Dresden, 6-13, 3yo, 1 1/4mT, 2:03.92, gd.

1--PALERMO (GER), 128, c, 3
Kalatos (Ger)--Palma (Ger), by Goofalik

Palermo won twice in Germany as a juvenile last year, one of six winners from only 17 runners for his sire, and won a handicap at Leipzig earlier this term. This is a second career stakes winner for Kalatos, who has three winners from 11 runners so far this season, headed by Ardbeg, a three-time winner at Longchamp, Saint-Cloud and Compiegne.

Scurry Stakes L - Triple Aspect

Filed on 13 Jun 2009 @ 15:10


£40,000, Sandown Park, 6-13, 3yo, 5f 6ydsT, 1:00.77, gd.

1--TRIPLE ASPECT (IRE), 130, c, 3
Danetime (Ire)--Wicken Wonder (Ire), by Distant Relative (Ire)

A £43,000 DBS Breeze-Up Sale purchase, Triple Aspect is a brother/half brother to four winners out of a half-sister to the dam of Group Three winner and Group One-placed Guys And Dolls and Listed winner Pawnbroker.

Triple Aspect is a member of the final crop of Danetime, who also has Group winners Look Busy and Utmost Respect to his name this season. The win, the 40th of the season from 25 individual winners, puts Danetime ahead of Danehill Dancer in our list of leading sires of sprinters in Europe this year.

Prix Urban Sea L - Alpine Snow

Filed on 12 Jun 2009 @ 16:10


€55,000, Le Lion d'Angers, 6-12, 3yo, f, 1 7/16mT, 2:29.42, sf.

1--ALPINE SNOW (IRE), 123, f, 3
Verglas (Ire)--Altruiste, by Diesis (GB)

Alpine Snow is the first foal out of Altruiste, an unraced half sister to Arc winner Urban Sea - dam of Galileo, Sea The Stars, Black Same Bellamy et al - 2000 Guineas winner King's Best and Allez Les Trois, the group-winning dam of three stakes winners including Prix du Jockey-Club winner Anabaa Blue.

Verglas now has three stakes winners and 34 individual winners in Europe this year. On our list of leading sires in France he has yielded first place to Noverre, sire of Prix du Jockey-Club winner Le Havre.

Preis der Union Investment L - Big Monologue

Filed on 12 Jun 2009 @ 10:38


€26,000, Frankfurt, 6-11, 4yo/up, f/m, 1mT, 1:40.04, sf.

1--BIG MONOLOGUE (IRE), 130, f, 4
Testa Rossa (Aus)--Baracoa (Swi), by Llandaff.

Big Monologue was Testa Rossa's leading earner in Europe last year and is his first stakes winner this year. The son of Perugino has a 42% strike rate with 5 winners from 12 runners, and has seen yearlings sell in Australia for up to A$330,000 this year.

Grosser Preis der Nurnberger Versicherungsgruppe L - Poseidon Adventure

Filed on 12 Jun 2009 @ 10:12


€20,000, Munich, 6-11, 4yo/up, 1 3/4mT, 3:06.12, gd.

Sadler's Wells--Fanny Cerrito, by Gulch.

This is a first stakes success for Poseidon adventure, seocnd in the Group One Preis von Europa last year. He is a half brother to the three-time Listed placed Kisses For Me.

Sadler's Wells has 27 individual winners in Europe this year, 10 of them stakes winners, headed by Coronation Cup winner Ask. The Sadler's Wells - Gulch cross has also produced Refuse To Bend.

Son of Shantou tops Land Rover Sale

Filed on 12 Jun 2009 @ 08:42

The two day Goffs Land Rover Sale was topped by a son of Shantou out of the Grade Two placed mare Sparkling Sword (Lot 33) who was sold by Stephen Lanigan O’Keeffe to Eddie O’Leary for €85,000.

Ballycorus Stakes G3 - Duff

Filed on 12 Jun 2009 @ 08:00


€65,000, Leopardstown, 6-11, 3yo/up, 7fT, 1:26.37, gd.

1--DUFF (IRE), 135, g, 6
Spinning World--Shining Prospect (GB), by Lycius

A half brother to two winners, Duff is out of an unraced half-sister to Group One Oaks d'Italia winner Valley Of Gold, juvenile Group Three winner Dublin and the Group-placed Dream Play.

This is the first European stakes win of the season for Spinning World, who has 15 winners from 61 runners. It is also his first European Group win since subsequent record priced mare Spinning Queen won the Group One Sun Chariot Stakes in 2006.

Berberis Rennen L - Belle Syrienne

Filed on 11 Jun 2009 @ 15:56


€20,000, Mulheim, 6-11, 3yo, f, 1 3/8mT, 2:28.92, sf.

1--BELLE SYRIENNE (GER), 126, f, 3
Golan (Ire)--Bela-M (Ire), by Ela-Mana-Mou (Ire)

A €26,000 BBAG yearling, Belle Syrienne is a half sister to the Henry Cecil-trained Ascot Listed winner Brisk Breeze (Monsun) out of the Listed winner and Group Three-placed Bela-M.

The winner of a conditions race at Cologne earlier this year, Belle Syrienne is the first stakes winner of the season for Golan, who has six individual winners on the Flat in Europe this term. His best Flat runners thus far are dual Group Three winner Regime and Australian Group One winner Kibbutz.

Lord Weinstock Memorial Stakes L - Splashdown

Filed on 11 Jun 2009 @ 14:09


£40,000, Newbury, 6-11, 3yo, f, 10f 6ydsT, 2:08.24, gd/fm.

1--SPLASHDOWN (GB), 124, f, 3
Falbrav (Ire)--Space Time (Fr), by Bering (GB)

Bred by the Cumani's Fittocks Stud, Splashdown is a half-sister to Listed Height of Fashion stakes winner Cosmodrome and the winning Grade Three-placed Tadreeb. The dame Space Time was placed in France; she was sold by Fittocks Stud for 28,000 gns at Tattersalls December Sale as an 11-year-old in 2006.

This is a first European stakes winner for Falbrav, the eight-time Group One winner trained by Luca Cumani. He has 12 winners from 45 runners in Europe so far this year, having stood at Cheveley Park Stud in 2005.

MM National Sale concludes

Filed on 11 Jun 2009 @ 08:39

Australia, 11 June 2009

The Magic Millions National Sale has concluded after two week of selling on the Gold Coast. A general session of the National Yearling Sale, where 63 lots were sold, was followed by the National Racehorse Sale, where another 23 changed hands.

Flying Spur colt tops first session of National Yearling Sale

Filed on 9 Jun 2009 @ 10:48

Australia, 9 June 2009

Leading local trainer John Wallace purchased the two top-priced lots of the first session of the Magic Millions National Yearling Sale on the Gold Coast on Tuesday.

Pipalong Stakes L - Rosaleen

Filed on 9 Jun 2009 @ 08:40


£45,000, Pontefract, 6-8, 4yo/up, f/m, 1m 4ydsT, 1:44.31, gd.

1--ROSALEEN (IRE), 124, f, 4
Cadeaux Genereux (GB)--Dark Rosaleen (Ire), by Darshaan (GB).

A 70,000 gns Tattersalls yearling, Rosaleen is a half-sister to multiple winner Rosbay out of an unraced half sister to Hong Kong Group Three winner Man Of Honour and US miler Tender Offer. This is a first stakes winner and 19th seasonal winner for Cadeaux Genereux.

Prix des Lilas L - Providanza

Filed on 8 Jun 2009 @ 16:24


€55,000, Saint-Cloud, 6-8, 3yo, f, 1mT, 1:46.30, sf.

1--PROVIDANZA (FR), 123, f, 3
Okawango--Hill Tigress (Ire), by Robellino

Providanza is the first foal out of an unraced mare herself out of a placed runner. The third dam, Hill Silver, was a Listed winner - in truth Okawango deserves credit for upgrading this immediate family.

This is a second career stakes win for Okawango, who also got Listed Woodcote Stakes winner and Group One second Declaration Of War in 2007. The son of Kingmambo has 15 European winners to his name in 2009, and ranks eighth on our third crop sires' table, having had far fewer runners than most of his higher-ranked rivals.

Premio Nogara L - Alta Fedelta

Filed on 8 Jun 2009 @ 08:56


€50,400, Milan, 6-7, 3yo, f, 7fT, 1:22.00, gd.

1--ALTA FEDELTA (GB), 128, f, 3
Oasis Dream (GB)--Infiel (GB), by Luge (GB)

This is the second Listed win of the year for Alta Fedelta, who is out of the Italian Listed-placed mare Infiel, herself a half sister to an Italian Listed-placed runner.

The win is the sixth stakes win of the year for Oasis Dream, the leading third crop sire in Europe this year, who has 35 winners from 107 runners. His leading earners are Oaks second Midday, improving Group Three winner Main Aim and Alta Fedelta.

Zero Up heads MM Sunday session

Filed on 8 Jun 2009 @ 08:43

Australia, 8 June 2009

A half sister to former top racehorse Make Mine Magic in foal to Lion Heart topped Sunday's non-select session of the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale at the Gold Coast.

Prix du Jockey-Club G1 - Le Havre

Filed on 7 Jun 2009 @ 16:09


€1,500,000, Chantilly, 6-7, 3yo, c/f, 1 5/16mT, 2:06.80, gd/sf.

1--LE HAVRE (IRE), 128, c, 3
Noverre--Marie Rheinberg (Ger), by Surako (Ger)

A €100,000 Deauville August yearling, Le Havre is the first foal out of a half sister to Pivotal's sire Polar Falcon, the pair being out of the Listed winner and Group-placed Marie d'Argonne.

This is a first Group One win for Noverre, also the sire of Group winners Langs Lash, Miss Lucifer, Summit Surge and Nijoom Dubai. The son of Rahy has 26 winners from 105 runners this year, and looks set to post a career high earnings total this season.

German 1000 Guineas G2 - Penny's Gift

Filed on 7 Jun 2009 @ 16:00


€125,000, Dusseldorf, 6-7, 3yo, f, 1mT, 1:39.29, gd.

1--PENNY'S GIFT (GB), 128, f, 3
Tobougg (Ire)--Happy Lady (Fr), by Cadeaux Genereux (GB)

A 10,000 gns DBS yearling, Penny's Gift is a half-sister to the winners Chorus Beauty and Homme Dangereux out of a half-sister to smart staying handicapper and Yorkshire Cup second Rainbow Ways.

This is a third stakes win of the year for Tobougg, who has 15 European winners to his name. The dual purpose sire now has two career Group winners, having also sired New Zealand 2000 Guineas winner The Pooka.

Prix Paul de Moussac G3 - Oiseau de Feu

Filed on 7 Jun 2009 @ 15:33


€80,000, Chantilly, 6-7, 3yo, c/g, 1mT, 1:37.30, gd/sf.

1--OISEAU DE FEU, 122, c, 3
Stravinsky--Slewadora, by Seattle Slew

An $11,000 Keeneland yearling and €55,000 Arqana Breeze-Up purchase, Oiseau De Feu is out of a winning half sister to the Listed winners Gratiaen and Cute Cognac. The Third dam, Adorable Micol, has produced two Group winners in Adcat and Adorydar and is the third dam to Grade One winner Rutherienne.

This is a first stakes win of the year for Stravinsky, who has 19 winners from only 49 runners this season,a remarkable 39% strike rate. The July Cup winner had a yearling filly sell for NZ$775,000 at Karaka in January; his yearling average dwon under this year is £67,200.

Prix de Royaumont G3 - Quetsche

Filed on 7 Jun 2009 @ 14:48


€80,000, Chantilly, 6-7, 3yo, f, 1 1/2mT, 2:33.10, gd/sf.

1--QUETSCHE, 126, f, 3
Gone West--Que Belle, by Seattle Dancer

A $450,000 Keeneland yearling, Quetsche is out of the German Oaks and German 1000 Guineas winner Que Belle. She has already won three times this season, winning a 2000m maiden at Cagnes sur Mer before stepping up to 2100m in a Toulouse conditions race and landing the Listed Prix Caravelle.

The Kentucky-based sire of Zamindar, Elusive Quality, Mr Greeley, Speightstown et al, Gone West was seventh on the list of leading sires of sires in Europe last year.

Silver Stakes L - Deauville Vision

Filed on 7 Jun 2009 @ 09:08


€42,500, Curragh, 6-6, 3yo/up, f/m, 1 1/4mT, 2:18.03, gd.

1--DEAUVILLE VISION (IRE), 132, m, 6
Danehill Dancer (Ire)--Alexia Reveuse (Ire), by Dr Devious (Ire).

Investec Derby G1 - Sea The Stars

Filed on 6 Jun 2009 @ 14:58


£1,250,000, Epsom, 6-6, 3yo, c/f, 12f 10ydsT, 2:36.74, gd.

1--SEA THE STARS (IRE), 126, c, 3
Cape Cross (Ire)--Urban Sea, by Miswaki

Sea The Stars is a half brother to Urban Ocean (Bering), Melikah (Lammtarra), Galileo (Sadler's Wells), Black Sam Bellamy (Sadler's Wells), All Too Beautiful (Sadler's Wells), My Typhoon (Giant's Causeway) and Cherry Hinton (Green Desert), out of the Arc winner Urban Sea (Miswaki), a half sister to 2000 Guineas winner King's Best (Kingmambo) and Group Three winner Allez Les Trois (Riverman).

Cape Cross has 51 winners of 66 races in Europe and the UAE this year, with six stakes wins. Stamina doubts before the race were justified,w ith only 9% of his wins coming at 11f and over. The win puts the Darley sire ahead of Danehill Dancer on the list of leading sires in Europe.

Princess Elizabeth Stakes G3 - Eva's Request

Filed on 6 Jun 2009 @ 13:33


£65,000, Epsom, 6-6, 3yo/up, f/m, 1m 114ydsT, 1:43.84, gd.

1--EVA'S REQUEST (IRE), 132, f, 4
Soviet Star--Ingabelle (Ire), by Taufan

A €150,000 Goffs yearling, Eva's Request is a half-sister to Moyglare Stud Stakes winner Priory Belle and Group Three winner Wild Bluebell out of the Grade Three-winning sprinter Ingabelle.

Soviet Star, who recently had Italian Group Two winner Pressing, ranks as the fifth leading son of Nureyev by earnings; Nureyev himself is seventh on our list of leading sires of sires.

Woodcote Stakes L - Corporal Maddox

Filed on 6 Jun 2009 @ 13:03


£30,000, Epsom, 6-6, 2yo, 6fT, 1:09.39, gd.

1--CORPORAL MADDOX (GB), 126, c, 2
Royal Applause (GB)--Noble View, by Distant View

A £40,000 DBS yearling, Corporal Maddox is a brother to eight time winner Silver Hotspur out of a half-sister to French 1000 Guineas winner Houseproud. The second dam Proud Lou was a juvenile Grade One winner in the States.

Royal Applause has 43 winners to his name in 2009, headed by Listed winner Apple Charlotte. The Royal Studs resident is tenth on our list of leading British-based stallions; his son Acclamation is tenth on this year's European third crop sires' list having been champion first crop sire in 2007.