Grand Prix de Chantilly G2 - Scintillo

Filed on 31 May 2009 @ 14:15


€130,000, Chantilly, 5-31, 4yo/up, 1 1/2mT, 2:34.60, gd.

1--SCINTILLO (GB), 123, c, 4
Fantastic Light--Danseuse du Soir (Ire), by Thatching (Ire)

A 30,000 gns Tattersalls yearling, Scintillo is a half-brother to Jessica Harrington's multiple Group winner Jumbajukiba. His dam Danseuse Du Soir won the Group One Poule d'Essai des Pouliches and Prix de la Foret and is a half sister to Listed winners Dana Springs and Don Corleone.

Fantastic Light had one Listed winner in his 55 individual winners in Europe last year; he already has Group winners Scintillo and Flamingo Fantasy amongst his 31 winners this year, achieved at a substantially increased average earnings per start.

Prix de Sandringham G2 - Homebound

Filed on 31 May 2009 @ 14:05


€130,000, Chantilly, 5-31, 3yo, f, 1mT, 1:38.10, gd.

1--HOMEBOUND, 123, f, 3
Dixie Union--Black Speck, by Arch

A Joseph Allen homebred, Homebound is a half sister to Battle Paint, second to Holy Roman Emperor in the Group One Prix Jean-Luc Lagadere, and Listed winner and Grade Two-placed Blue Exit, out of a mare whose dam is a Grade One-winning half sister to Dynaformer.

Homebound was Lane's End stallion Dixie Union's sole stakes winner and leading earner in Europe last year. The son of Dixieland Band now has three winners from only six runners in Europe this year, with two of them at stakes level. He has seen 14 two-year-olds in training sold this spring for an average of £83,400.

Sandy Lane Stakes L - Danehill Destiny

Filed on 30 May 2009 @ 15:51


£40,000, Haydock Park, 5-30, 3yo, 6fT, 1:12.21, gd.

1--DANEHILL DESTINY (GB), 121, f, 3
Danehill Dancer (Ire)--Comeraincomeshine (Ire), by Night Shift

A 120,000 gns Tattersalls yearling, Danehill Destiny is out of a 6f-winning half sister to Where Or When (also by Danehill Dancer).

Danehill Dancer continues in good form. He now has 50 winners including eight stakes winners this season and he heads the European sires' table by earnings, number of winners and number of stakes wins.

Prix du Palais-Royal G3 - Dunkerque

Filed on 30 May 2009 @ 15:03


€80,000, Longchamp, 5-30, 3yo/up, 7fT, 1:19.40, gd.

*1--DUNKERQUE (FR), 130, c, 4
Highest Honor (Fr)--Dissertation (Fr), by Sillery

A Head family homebred, Dunkerque is a brother to Group One Prix de la Foret winner Dedication out of the twice Group Three-placed mare Dissertation.

This is a first stakes winner and 17th individual winner of the season for Highest Honor, the 26-year-old son of Kenmare whose own earnings have this season been outstripped by those of his sons Verglas, the leading sire inFrance this year, and Take Risks.

On The House Stakes L - Premio Loco

Filed on 30 May 2009 @ 14:58


£40,000, Goodwood, 5-30, 3yo/up, 1mT, 1:36.58, gd.

1--PREMIO LOCO, 134, g, 5
Prized--Crazee Mental (GB), by Magic Ring (Ire).

A 19,000 gns Tattersalls yearling, Premio Loco is a brother to the winner Ramsgill out of the Group One Cheveley park stakes second Crazee Mental, a half sister to Weatherbys Super Sprint winner Siena Gold.

Grand Cup L - Caracciola

Filed on 30 May 2009 @ 14:48


£40,000, York, 5-30, 4yo/up, 1 3/4mT, 3:02.68, gd/fm.

1--CARACCIOLA (GER), 126, g, 12
Lando (Ger)--Capitolina (Fr), by Empery.

Caracciola is a half brother to dual Group Three winner and multiple Listed winner Camp David. He is the fourth stakes winner of the season for Lando, whose top earner this year is Prix de Guiche winner Calvados Blues. The Haras d'Etreham resident excels with his older runners, with 42% of his wins coming from 5yo+ runners.

Timeform Jury Stakes G3 - Main Aim

Filed on 30 May 2009 @ 14:32


£70,000, Haydock Park, 5-30, 4yo/up, 7f 30ydsT, 1:30.42, gd.

1--MAIN AIM (GB), 126, c, 4
Oasis Dream (GB)--Orford Ness (GB), by Selkirk

Main Aim is a half brother to Group Two and dual Group Three winner Weightless and to Listed winner Home Affairs out of the Group Three Prix de Sandringham winner Orford Ness.

This is a first success at Group level this year for Oasis Dream, who also has three Listed winners amongst his 31 individual winners in Europe. Thus far he is fourth in the sires' table in Britain this year, having finished tenth last year, but is a comfortable leader of the European third crop sires' table.

Joan Westbrook Pinnacle Stakes L - Suzi's Decision

Filed on 30 May 2009 @ 13:40


£60,000, Haydock Park, 5-30, 4yo/up, f/m, 11f 200ydsT, 2:32.57, gd.

1--SUZI'S DECISION (GB), 124, f, 4
Act One (GB)--Funny Girl (Ire), by Darshaan (GB).

A 2,500 gns Tattersalls yearling, Suzi's Decision is a half-sister to 10f winner Pippa Greene from the family of Almutawakel and White Muzzle.

Shadwell sire Act One had two Listed winner amongst his 27 incividual European winners last year, acheived at a 44% strike rate. This season his average earnings per start are 47% up on 2008, with Chester Cup winner Daraahem his leading earner.

Achilles Stakes L - Ialysos

Filed on 30 May 2009 @ 13:13


£40,000, Haydock Park, 5-30, 3yo/up, 5fT, :59.71, gd.

1--IALYSOS (GR), 129, h, 5
So Factual--Vallota (GB), by Polish Precedent.

Unbeaten from 5 to 7f in Greece, Ialysos is out of a half-sister to Listed winner Epagris, herself out of a half-sister to champion juvenile Tromos, Irish Derby winner Tachypous and Middle Park winner Tachypous. The third dam is the top class sprinter Stilvi.

So Factual had one winner from only five runners last year in the five core European racing countries for which our stallion statistics service has data.

Subdued trade at DBS NH Store Sale

Filed on 29 May 2009 @ 08:17

Son of Definite Article tops "tricky" sale

The DBS NH Store Sale concluded on Thursday with generally subdued trade that picked up on the second day of the sale.

The sale aggregate of £2,469,000 was down 34% from last year and the average of £14,438 saw a 20% decline. The median was £10,000, down from £14,000, and the clearance rate was 69%.

Saval Beg Stakes L - Hindu Kush

Filed on 28 May 2009 @ 19:49


€60,000, Leopardstown, 5-28, 4yo/up, 1 3/4mT, 3:04.50, gd.

1--HINDU KUSH (IRE), 127, c, 4
Sadler's Wells--Tambora (Ire), by Darshaan (GB).

Heron Stakes L - Border Patrol

Filed on 28 May 2009 @ 19:46


£40,000, Sandown Park, 5-28, 3yo, 1m 14ydsT, 1:42.63, gd.

1--BORDER PATROL (GB), 129, c, 3
Selkirk--Ffestiniog (Ire), by Efisio (GB)

Brigadier Gerard Stakes G3 - Cima de Triomphe

Filed on 28 May 2009 @ 19:21


£65,000, Sandown Park, 5-28, 4yo/up, 10f 7ydsT, 2:06.60, gd.

1--CIMA DE TRIOMPHE (IRE), 126, c, 4
Galileo (Ire)--Sopran Londa (Ire), by Danehill

Italian Derby winner Cima de Triomphe is a half brother to the Listed-placed Sopran Lori out of Group Two Premio Regina Elena winner Sopran Londa.

Galileo now has eight stakes winners to his name in 2008, 7% of his runners, and joins Danehill Dancer at the head of the table of leading sires of stakes winners this year, having headed it last year.

Henry II Stakes G2 - Geordieland

Filed on 28 May 2009 @ 19:19


£100,000, Sandown Park, 5-28, 4yo/up, 2m 78ydsT, 3:30.07, gd.

1--GEORDIELAND (FR), 128, h, 8
Johann Quatz (Fr)--Aerdee (Fr), by Highest Honor (Fr)

A €24,000 yearling, Geordieland is the son of a winning mare. He is the second winner of the season for Johann Quatz and comfortably headed his 19 European winners last year.

National Stakes L - Monsieur Chevalier

Filed on 28 May 2009 @ 18:17


£30,000, Sandown Park, 5-28, 2yo, 5f 6ydsT, 1:00.83, gd.

Chevalier (Ire)--Blue Holly (Ire), by Blues Traveller (Ire)

Monsieur Chevalier is a brother to 5f juvenile winner Mister Fips and a half brother to Suzieblue out of a half-sister to Listed winner Rockets ´n Rollers.

This is a first stakes winner for third season sire Chevalier, who had 15 winners at a 44% strike rate in Europe last year. His earnings of £136,000 put the Tally Ho Stud resident in 25th place on last year's leading second crop sires' table; he was in 17th place at the end of his freshman season. Sons of Danehill now have 22 European stakes winners to their names this year against 26 for Sadler's Wells-sired stallions.

Prix Corrida G2 - Alpine Rose

Filed on 28 May 2009 @ 13:20


€130,000, Saint-Cloud, 5-28, 4yo/up, f/m, 1 5/16mT, 2:16.00, gd/sf.

1--ALPINE ROSE (FR), 121, f, 4
Linamix (Fr)--Fragrant Hill (GB), by Shirley Heights (GB)

Alpine Rose sold for €550,000 at Arqana's Breeding Stock Sale last December. She is a sister to Group One Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud winner Fragrant Mix, Group Three winner Fracassant and Listed winner Farfala and Fascinating Mix. The dam, Fragrant Hill, is the winner of the Listed Lupe Stakes and is out of Group Two Prince of Wales's Stakes winner English Spring.

This is a first Pattern win and third stakes win of the year for Linamix, who has 19 winners from 81 runners in Europe so far. He is seventh in our list of leading sires in France this year; his son Slickly is in second spot behind Verglas.

Hilary Needler Trophy L - Don't Tell Mary

Filed on 27 May 2009 @ 19:29


£30,000, Beverley, 5-27, 2yo, f, 5fT, 1:04.17, gd/fm.

1--DON'T TELL MARY (IRE), 124, f, 2
Starcraft (NZ)--Only in Dreams (GB), by Polar Falcon

Don't Tell Mary won on her only previous start and is Starcraft's only runner to date. He becomes the first freshman sire to record a stakes win. As a five-year-old in Europe Starcraft beat his fellow freshman sire Dubawi in the Queen Elizabeth Second Stakes - Dubawi himself got off the mark today with a first winner at Marseille.

Starcraft's 54 yearlings sold have averaged £47,700 down under this year, putting him in 22nd place on our list, headed by Redoute's Choice, of leading sires by average yearling price in 2009; his 2008 yearling average was £27,800 with a top price of 200,000 gns at Tattersalls.

A £32,000 DBS yearling, Don't Tell Mary is a half-sister to Exceptional Art and the Listed-placed Cape Fear out of a winning dam. She is inbred 3x3 to Nureyev, who ranks seventh on our list of leading sires of sires in 2009, with Peintre Celebre and Fasliyev his leading sire sons this year - Soviet Star is his fifth best.

Prix de l'Avre L - Beheshtam

Filed on 26 May 2009 @ 13:52


€55,000, Longchamp, 5-26, 3yo, 1 1/2mT, 2:38.40, gd/sf.

1--BEHESHTAM (FR), 126, c, 3
Peintre Celebre--Behkara (Ire), by Kris (GB)

Beheshtam comes from a top class staying family, his dam being the Group Two Prix de Chaudenay winner Behkara, herself a half sister to two mile Group Three winner Bayrika (the second dam of Vital Equine), Listed winner Behkiyra and top class jumper Behrajan.

Peintre Celebre is having a good time of it at present, with Night Of Magic winning the Group Two Oaks d'Italia for him on Sunday. In our list of leading sires standing between £10,000 and £20,000 he leads by European earnings - Singspiel heads the list though, courtesy of Eastern Anthem's valuable Dubai win in March.

Festival Stakes L - Tranquil Tiger

Filed on 25 May 2009 @ 15:25


£40,000, Goodwood, 5-25, 4yo/up, 9f 192ydsT, 2:05.69, gd/fm.

1--TRANQUIL TIGER (GB), 127, h, 5
Selkirk--Serene View (MSP-Fr), by Distant View.

Tranquil Tiger hails from Khalid Abdulla's family of US Grade One winners Contredance and Skimming and top European perfomers Wince and Quiff.

Tranquil Tiger becomes Selkirk's third stakes winner of the season, alongside Border Patrol and Italian Group One winner Selmis, and 17th winner of 2009. Last year he had six stakes winners amongst his 36 winners (29% of his 125 runners).

Oaks d'Italia G2 - Night Of Magic

Filed on 25 May 2009 @ 08:11


€360,000, Milan, 5-24, 3yo, f, 1 3/8mT, 2:14.70, gd.

1--NIGHT OF MAGIC (IRE), 123, f, 3
Peintre Celebre--Night Teeny (GB), by Platini (Ger)

An 85,000 guineas Tattersalls yearling, Night Of Magic is a sister to the Group-placed 10-11f performer Neele out of a half sister to the Group Two German Oaks winner and German St Leger second Night Petticoat.

Peintre Celebre, also the sire of this year's Group Two Prix d'Harcourt winner Trincot, now has 17 winners from 74 European runners this term, with an increased average earnings per start from last year, when he had 51 winners - including 9 stakes winners - at a 42% strike rate.

Gallinule Stakes G3 - Grand Ducal

Filed on 24 May 2009 @ 16:15


€72,500, Curragh, 5-24, 3yo, 1 1/4mT, 2:19.70, hy.

1-GRAND DUCAL (IRE), 127, c, 3
Danehill Dancer (Ire)--Mood Swings (Ire), by Shirley Heights (GB)

A 340,000 gns Tattersalls yearling, Grand Ducal is a half-brother to the stakes-placed winners Hurricane Floyd and Best Side out of a 6f juvenile winning mare.

This is the third Group winner of the weekend for Danehill Dancer.

Irish 1000 Guineas G1 - Again

Filed on 24 May 2009 @ 15:24


€400,000, Curragh, 5-24, 3yo, f, 1mT, 1:46.34, hy.

1--AGAIN (IRE), 126, f, 3
Danehill Dancer (Ire)--Cumbres (Fr), by Kahyasi (Ire)

Again is a half-sister to 1m 2f winner Ouroumtsi out of an unraced half sister to Montjeu.

Mastercraftsman and Again were Danehill Dancer's two Group One winners last year, and they give the sire an Irish Guineas double. His other European Group One winners are Miss Beatrix, Speciosa and Choisir. The winning prize money catapults the son of Danehill past Galileo in the European sires' list.

Grosser Preis der Badishen Unternehmen G2 - Ambassador

Filed on 24 May 2009 @ 15:02


€65,000, Baden-Baden, 5-24, 4yo/up, 1 3/8mT, 2:20.52, gd.

1--AMBASSADOR (GER), 126, h, 5
Acatenango (Ger)--After Eight Blues, by Bold Ruckus

Premio Royal Mares L - Vattene

Filed on 24 May 2009 @ 14:54


€63,000, Milan, 5-24, 3yo/up, f/m, 1mT, 1:36.40, gd.

1--VATTENE (IRE), 127, f, 4
Kendor (Fr)--Voglia Matta (Ire), by Second Set (Ire).

This is a fourth Listed win over 7 or 8f for Vattene, and a first stakes win of the year for Kendor, 36% of whose winners come over 7 and 8f. The majority of his winners are in France, where he is in 10th place on the leading sires' list

Tattersalls Gold Cup G1 - Casual Conquest

Filed on 24 May 2009 @ 14:44


€275,000, Curragh, 5-24, 4yo/up, 1 5/16mT, 2:26.45, hy.

1--CASUAL CONQUEST (IRE), 126, c, 4
Hernando (Fr)--Lady Luck (Ire), by Kris (GB)

Moyglare Stud's homebred Casual Conquest is a half-brother to juvenile Listed winner Elusive Double out of a lightly raced half sister to Group Three winner Social Harmony.

Hernando had Casual Conquest and Oaks winner Look Here amongst his 45 individual winners last year, achieved at a 45% strike rate. This is a 13th winner and first stakes winner of the season for the Lanwades sire, whose son Sulamani lies second on the second crop sires' table courtesy of Italian Derby winner Mastery.