Arc Trial G3 - Doctor Fremantle

Filed on 18 Sep 2009 @ 14:02


£65,000, Newbury, 9-18, 3yo/up, 11f 5ydsT, 2:19.97, gd/fm.

1--DOCTOR FREMANTLE (GB), 134, c, 4
Sadler's Wells--Summer Breeze (GB), by Rainbow Quest

A Juddmonte homebred, Doctor Fremantle is a brother to the winner Summer Shower out of a winning sister to multiple Group/Grade One winners Raintrap and Sunshack.

Sadler's Wells has 13 stakes winners this year, 27% of his 45 winners and 9% of his 141 runners. The retired Coolmore sire is ninth on the general sires' list and leads the list of leading sires of sires.

Criterium de Lyon L - Rajsaman

Filed on 18 Sep 2009 @ 13:48


€55,000, Lyon-Parilly, 9-18, 2yo, 1mT, 1:40.18, gd/sf.

1--RAJSAMAN (FR), 123, c, 2
Linamix (Fr)--Rose Quartz (GB), by Lammtarra

An Aga Khan homebred, Rajsaman is a half brother to dual Listed winner Rosawa out of the winning mare Rose Quartz. Her dam Graphite is a winning sister to Grade One winner Cuddles, later the dam of Grade Two winner Katz Me If You Can.

Linamix now has six stakes winners, headed by Alpine Rose, amongst his 37 individual winners this year. He is third on the table of leading sires in France in 2009.

Storm Cat filly tops as Keeneland declines continue

Filed on 18 Sep 2009 @ 08:40

Keeneland, 18 September 2009

Session four average down by 32%

Domestic buyers were active during Thursday’s session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, led by Scott Ford’s Westrock Stables LLC, which purchased two of the day’s three highest-priced yearlings.

Prix d'Aumale G3 - Middle Club

Filed on 17 Sep 2009 @ 13:36


€80,000, Chantilly, 9-17, 2yo, f, 1mT, 1:37.50, gd.

1--MIDDLE CLUB (GB), 121, f, 2
Fantastic Light--Anna Oleanda (Ire), by Old Vic (GB)

Middle Club is a half sister to the Group Three-placed winner Anna Mona and the Listed-placed Anna Royal, out of Anna Oleander, a winning own sister to German Group Three winner Anno Luce and a half sister to the dams of stakes winners Annus Mirabilis, Sadler's Wings, Pozarica and Annaba.

Middle Ckub becomes the fourth stakes winner for Fantastic Light, who has 49 winners at a 37% strike rate, headed by Group Two winner Scintillo.

Prix d'Arenberg G3 - Sorciere

Filed on 17 Sep 2009 @ 13:29


€80,000, Chantilly, 9-17, 2yo, 5 1/2fT, 1:05.80, gd.

1--SORCIERE (IRE), 120, f, 2
Orpen--Serandine (Ire), by Hernando (Fr)

Sorciere is the first foal out of the placed mare Serandine, a half sister to Group One Criterium de Saint Cloud and Group Two Prix Hocquart winner Shaka (Exit To Nowhere) and to Seralia, herself placed in the Prix Yacowlef.

Orpen has five stakes winners amongst his 60 individual winners this year, acheived at a 36% strike rate. 28 of his winners are in Italy, where he is a close second on the list of leading sires in 2009.

Medaglia d'Oro filly heads Keeneland Wednesday

Filed on 17 Sep 2009 @ 08:30

Keeneland, 17 September 2009

Average declines by 24% as fillies takes centre stage

Fillies ruled the day on Wednesday at Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale, highlighted by a Medaglia d’Oro filly purchased for $1.3 million by Charlotte Weber’s Live Oak Plantation.

John Musker Fillies' Stakes L - Nashmiah

Filed on 16 Sep 2009 @ 15:40


€40,000, Yarmouth, 9-16, 3yo/up, f/m, 10f 21ydsT, 2:05.20, gd/fm.

1--NASHMIAH (IRE), 125, f, 3
Elusive City--Frond (GB), by Alzao.

A 30,000 gns Tattersalls yearling, Nashmiah is a half sister to Streets Ahead and to the stakes-placed Azolla and Ridder, out of a winning mare. The third dam, Free Guest, won the Group Two Nassau Stakes and twice the Sun Chariot Stakes, and was the dam of Group One Fillies' Mile winner Shamshir as well as today's Listed-placed second dam Fern.

Nashmiah and French Guineas winner Elusive Wave are Elusive City's two stakes winners this year. The sire, who relocates to France for 2010, has 31 winners at a 36% strike rate and has seen 32 yearlings sell for an average of £32,000 so far this year. This win puts him back on top of the second crop sires' table ahead of Darley's Exceed And Excel, who has 44 individual winners.

The 2009 class of second crop sires have recorded 25 European stakes wins so far in 2009; the first crop sires have notched 25 stakes wins and the third crop sires (Oasis Dream, Dalakhani et al) have a formidable 80 stakes wins to their names.

Fortune Stakes L - Bankable

Filed on 16 Sep 2009 @ 15:16


£40,000, Sandown Park, 9-16, 3yo/up, 1m 14ydsT, 1:45.28, gd/sf.

1--BANKABLE (IRE), 129, h, 5
Medicean (GB)--Dance to the Top (GB), by Sadler's Wells.

A 40,000 gns Tattersalls foal and a 160,000 Tattersalls yearling, Bankable is a half brother to Group Three Grand Prix de Vichy winner Cheshire out of the winner Dance To The Top, third in the Group One Fillies' Mile. She is an own sister to the Listed-placed winner Dancing Prize, herself the dam of two black-type performers, and a half sister to the Group Two-placed Listed winner Polar Bear. The second dam Aim For The Top won twice at Listed level and a Group Three in Milan, and is a half sister to Group Two Gimcrack winner Splendent.

Bankable is the the third stakes winner of the year for Medicean, who has 45 winners at a 33% strike rate. His seven yearlings sold so far this year have averaged £86,000, £1,500 more than Oasis Dream at the same stage.

Storm Cat colt tops second session at Keeneland

Filed on 16 Sep 2009 @ 08:33

Keeneland, 16 September 2009

Declines continue as Tuesday's average drops by 25%

John Ferguson, representing Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, out dueled John Magnier of Coolmore Stud to purchase Storm ‘N Indian for $2.05 million, topping the Tuesday session of Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale.

Major declines as Keeneland opens

Filed on 15 Sep 2009 @ 08:46

Keeneland, 15 September 2009

Half brother to Ashado tops session as average declines to 1999 levels

A colt and filly, each with connections to champion racemares, brought top prices of $925,000 and $800,000, respectively, during Monday’s opening session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

Coolmore Matchmaker Stakes L - Novasky

Filed on 14 Sep 2009 @ 09:12


SKr300,000, Taby, 9-13, 3yo/up, f/m, 9f 165ydsT, 2:02.50, gd.

1--NOVASKY (SWE), 132, m, 7
Diaghlyphard--Novaux (Swe), by Deploy (GB).

Nickes Minneslopning L - Highway

Filed on 14 Sep 2009 @ 09:10


SKr500,000, Taby, 9-13, 3yo/up, 1m (dirt), 1:40.20, gd.

1--HIGHWAY (IRE), 130, g, 6
King's Theatre (Ire)--Havinia (GB), by Habitat.

Taby Open Sprint Championship L - Calrissian

Filed on 14 Sep 2009 @ 09:08


SKr800,000, Taby, 9-13, 3yo/up, 5f 165ydsT, 1:08.20, gd.

1--CALRISSIAN (GER), 130, g, 5
Efisio (GB)--Centaine (GB), by Royal Academy.

Premio Rumon L - Air Crew

Filed on 14 Sep 2009 @ 09:06


€50,400, Rome, 9-13, 2yo, 1600mT, 1:40.10, gd.

1--AIR CREW, 126, c, 2
Pollard's Vision--Crystal Bull, by Holy Bull

This is the second Listed win for Air Crew, who is out of a winning half sister to American stakes winner Track Gossip, herself the dam of dual Grade Three winner Crash Course, out of Water Crystals, a Grade One-placed stakes winner.

Dual Listed winner Air Crew is the sole European starter for freshman sire Pollard's Vision, who stands at Wintergreen Stallion Station.

Grosser Preis der Metallbau Burkhardt GMBH L - Antara

Filed on 14 Sep 2009 @ 09:00


€20,000, Hannover, 9-13, 3yo/up, f/m, 1mT, 1:42.20, gd.

1--ANTARA (GER), 128, f, 3
Platini (Ger)--Auenpracht (Ger), by General Assembly.

Antara is out of a half sister to Listed winner Auenteufel, and is the third stakes winner of the season for Platini, who has 20 individual winners, headed by Group Two winner Grandcamp, from 53 runners. He is seventh on the list of leading German-based sires in 2009.

Stockholm Cup International G3 - Touch Of Hawk

Filed on 14 Sep 2009 @ 08:57


SKr1,100,000, Taby, 9-13, 3yo/up, 1 1/2mT, 2:31.90, gd.

1--TOUCH OF HAWK (FR), 121, g, 3
Hawk Wing--Touch of Class (Ger), by Be My Guest

Prix Gladiateur G3 - Kasbah Bliss

Filed on 13 Sep 2009 @ 15:42


€80,000, Longchamp, 9-13, 4yo/up, 1 15/16mT, 3:18.40, gd.

1--KASBAH BLISS (FR), 128, g, 7
Kahyasi (Ire)--Marital Bliss (Fr), by Double Bed (Fr)

Kasbah Bliss is a half brother to two winners out of a placed own sister to dual Group Two winner Rajpoute and Group Three winner L'Annee Folle.

This is the first stakes winner of the year for Kahyasi, who has 16 winners from 55 runners on the Flat this year.

Solonaway Stakes G3 - Border Patrol

Filed on 13 Sep 2009 @ 15:39


€62,000, Curragh, 9-13, 3yo/up, 1mT, 1:48.08, sf.

1--BORDER PATROL (GB), 127, c, 3
Selkirk--Ffestiniog (Ire), by Efisio (GB)

Border Patrol is a half brother to Group Three winner Boston Lodge, Group Three winner Eisteddfod and the Group-placed winner Brecon Beacon out of Listed Radley Stakes winner Ffestiniog. The second dam is a placed half sister to Group Three winner Regal Scintilla and Listed winner Rivers Rhapsody, the dam of Group Three winner Peak To Creek.

Border Patrol is one of four stakes winners for Selkirk this year; the Lanwades-based sire has 37 winners from 114 runners.

Premio Repubbliche Marinare L - Biancarosa

Filed on 13 Sep 2009 @ 15:26


€61600, Rome, 9-13, 2yo, 71/2fT, gd

Dalakhani--Rosa Di Brema, by Lomitas

Biancarosa is a half sister to Group Three winner Rosa Del Dubai, out of a mare who beat Falbrav a a juvenile and was second in the Oaks d'Italia.

This is the first career juvenile stakes winner (and the tenth stakes winner in all this season) for Dalakhani, who has two juvenile winners amongst his 35 individual winners in 2009. Overall, 19% of Dalakhani's career wins come from his juveniles.

Premio Divino Amore L - Pontallmagne

Filed on 13 Sep 2009 @ 15:23


€61600, Rome, 9-13, 2yo, 5fT, gd

King Charlemagne--Pont Allaire, by Rahy

Pontallmagne is out of the winner Pont Allaire, herself out of the Group-placed winner Leonila, an own sister to Group One Prix de Diane winner Caerlina - later the dam of the dual Classic-placed La Nuit Rose - and a half sister to Listed winner Swalina. The third dam is a half sister to Doncaster Cup winner Karadar and Princess Royal Stakes winner Karamita, later the dam of Group One Prix Ganay winner Kartajana.

This is the third Listed winner of the year for King Charlemagne, who has 53 winners (including nine juveniles) at a 37% strike rate. Fifth on the list of leading sires in Italy, he heads the list of leading Italian-based sires by European earnings.

Bayerische Fliegerpreis L - Le Big

Filed on 13 Sep 2009 @ 15:20


€20,000, Munich, 9-13, 3yo/up, 6 1/2fT, 1:18.95, gd.

1--LE BIG (GER), 129, g, 5
Big Shuffle--La Luganese (Ire), by Surumu (Ger).

Le Big is a half brother to La Blue, winner of the Group Two German 1000 Guineas and two Group Threes, Group Two and Group Three winner Lomita and Listed winner La Dane. The second dam, Listed-placed La Calera, is a half sister to the Group Three winner La Colorada, the dam of multiple Group One winner Lomitas.

Big Shuffle has three stakes winners, headed by Group Three winner Smooth Operator, amongst his 53 individual winners this term. He is third behind Monsun and Desert Prince on the list of leading German-based sires in 2009.

Prix Foy G2 - Spanish Moon

Filed on 13 Sep 2009 @ 15:00


€130,000, Longchamp, 9-13, 4yo/up, c/f/m, 1 1/2mT, 2:28.70, gd.

1--SPANISH MOON, 128, h, 5
El Prado (Ire)--Shining Bright (GB), by Rainbow Quest

A Juddmonte homebred, Spanish Moon is a brother to Group Two Ribblesdale Stakes winner Spanish Sun out of a winning half sister to Group Two winner and Group One second Daring Miss, Group Three winner Apogee and successful handicapper Bourgeois, all out of Oaks second Bourbon Girl.

This is the second Group One for Spanish Moon, who is the first European Group One winner for Adena Springs sire El Prado, a son of Sadler's Wells whose son Medaglia d'Oro is the runaway leader of the second crop list in America. El Prado has 13 winners in Europe from 29 runners. This is another success for the Sadler's Wells sire line, which has 63 stakes wins in Europe this year, making the great stallion leading sire of sires in Europe this year.

Flame Of Tara Stakes L - Corcovada

Filed on 13 Sep 2009 @ 14:47


€66,500, Curragh, 9-13, 2yo, f, 1mT, 1:53.20, sf.

1--CORCOVADA (IRE), 124, f, 2
Captain Rio (GB)--Misty Mountain (Ire), by Namaqualand

Corcovada is out of a winning mare. The second and third dam were placed runners and the dams of winners, and the fourth dam Blue Wind was champion three-year-old filly in Ireland in 1981, winning the Oaks and The Irish Oaks.

This is the first stakes winner of the year for Ballyhane Stud resident Captain Rio, who has 60 winners at a 33% strike rate, including 17 juvenile winners. He is seventh on the third crop sires' table, having been in sixth and eighth place respectively after his first and second crop years. Captain Rio just edges Kyllachy as Pivotal's leading son at stud this year.

Prix Niel G2 - Cavalryman

Filed on 13 Sep 2009 @ 14:29


€130,000, Longchamp, 9-13, 3yo, c/f, 1 1/2mT, 2:30.10, gd.

1--CAVALRYMAN (GB), 128, c, 3
Halling--Silversword (Fr), by Highest Honor (Fr)

A Darley homebred, Cavalryman is a three quarters brother to Finity, Group Three-placed for John Oxx, out of a Group Three-placed mare.

Darley sire Halling had already exceeded his earnings total for 2008 this year. He has four stakes winners, including Prix Greffulhe winner Cutlass Bay and Queen's Vase winner Holberg, amongst his 39 winners, achieved at a 43% strike rate, to date. He had 42 European winners last year. This win is Halling's second at Group One Level and sees him stand in third place on our list of leading sires standing between £5,000 and £10,000, by European earnings.

Prix Vermeille G1 - Stacelita

Filed on 13 Sep 2009 @ 14:03


€300,000, Longchamp, 9-13, 3yo/up, f/m, 1 1/2mT, 2:29.10, gd.

1--STACELITA (FR), 120, f, 3
Monsun (Ger)--Soignee (Ger), by Dashing Blade (GB)

Stacelita is out of a Listed-winning mare, herself a half sister to two stakes winners by Monsun in Listed winner Soudaine and dual Group Two winner and winning hurdler Simoun.

Getway and Stacelita have given Monsun, the sire of Manduro, Schiaparelli and Le Miracle, five Group One wins this season, after the Gestut Schlenderhan resident drewa a blank last year. He has 33 winners from 80 runners thus far this season and enjoys a comfortable lead as leading German-based sire this year.