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.

Tapster Stakes L - Mad Rush

Filed on 6 Jun 2009 @ 08:56


£40,000, Goodwood, 6-5, 4yo/up, 1 1/2mT, 2:36.18, gd/fm.

1--MAD RUSH, 126, g, 5
Lemon Drop Kid--Revonda (Ire), by Sadler's Wells.

An $80,000 Keeneland yearling, Mad Rush is a half-brother to Italian winner Nashatara and the winner Dinofelis out of an unraced sister to Yalaietanee and half-sister to Group Three Molecomb Stakes winner Sahara Star. This is a second European stakes winner of the season for Lane's End stallion Lemon Drop Kid, the sire of Jockey Club Stakes winner Bronze Cannon.

Surrey Stakes L - Ocean's Minstrel

Filed on 6 Jun 2009 @ 08:53


£40,000, Epsom, 6-5, 3yo, 7fT, 1:22.99, gd.

1--OCEAN'S MINSTREL (GB), 129, c, 3
Pivotal (GB)--Minstrel's Dance, by Pleasant Colony

Ocean's Minstrel won the Listed International Trial Stakes at Lingfield in April before running tenth in the 2000 Guineas. He is a half-brother to the 10f winner Ming Vase out of an unraced half-sister to Godolphin's Group Three winner Tamayaz. The win is a second stakes success of the day for Pivotal.

Investec Oaks G1 - Sariska

Filed on 5 Jun 2009 @ 15:21


£350,000, Epsom, 6-5, 3yo, f, 12f 10ydsT, 2:35.28, gd.

1--SARISKA (GB), 126, f, 3
Pivotal (GB)--Maycocks Bay (GB), by Muhtarram

Sariska is Lady Bamford's homebred half-sister to 14f Listed winner Gull Wing out of Maycocks Bay, winner of the Silver Cup at York, a 14f Listed Handicap, herself a grandaughter of the Irish St Leger and Cesarewitch winner Mountain Lodge.

This is a second Group One win of the season for Pivotal - Virtual won the Lockinge last month. The Cheveley Park Stud sire has 39 European winners and this win propels him past Galileo to take second place behind Cape Cross in the table of leading sires in Britain. Only 5% of Pivotal's wins come over middle distances, with 53% being over a mile.

Coronation Cup G1 - Ask

Filed on 5 Jun 2009 @ 13:55


£225,000, Epsom, 6-5, 4yo/up, 12f 10ydsT, 2:37.00, gd.

1--ASK (GB), 126, h, 6
Sadler's Wells--Request (GB), by Rainbow Quest

Ask is a half brother to Kensington Oval, who has yet to deliver on his undoubted promise, out of a lightly raced half sister to the Queen's Listed winner Fairy Godmother and Group Two Jockey Club Stakes winner Blueprint. The third dam is the Queen's 1974 1000 Guineas and French oaks winner Highclere.

This is the ninth stakes win and first Group One of the year for Sadler's Wells, the now pensioned sire who has 25 winners from is 99 runners in Europe so far in 2009. He is second to Danehill Dancer by number of stakes wins this year. Sadler's Wells heads Danehill as leading sire of sires this year, and his own earnings outrank all of his sire sons bar Galileo.

Belcentra tops second session at National Broodmare Sale

Filed on 5 Jun 2009 @ 13:39

Australia, 5 June 2009

Darley go to $500,000 for Bel Esprit mare

The team from Darley Australia struck on the second day of the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale at the Gold Coast on Friday with three purchases including the day's biggest.

Diomed Stakes G3 - Mac Love

Filed on 5 Jun 2009 @ 12:52


£65,000, Epsom, 6-5, 3yo/up, 1m 114ydsT, 1:43.61, gd.

1--MAC LOVE (GB), 130, g, 8
Cape Cross (Ire)--My Lass (GB), by Elmaamul

A 45,000 gns Tattersalls yearling, Mac Love is out of a winning and Listed-placed middle distance mare from the family of Bonne Ile and Ile de Nisky.

This is the fifth stakes win and 49th winner of the year in Europe and the UAE for Cape Cross, who holds a decisive lead as leading sire in Britain this year.

Glencairn Stakes L - Shreyas

Filed on 5 Jun 2009 @ 08:41


€42,500, Leopardstown, 6-4, 4yo/up, 1mT, 1:39.04, gd/fm.

1--SHREYAS (IRE), 129, f, 4
Dalakhani (Ire)--Sadima (Ire), by Sadler's Wells.

Shreyas is a half-sister to Group One winner Youmzain and the Group One-winning miler Creachadoir. Her dam Sadima is a winner over 10f out of a half-sister to Pilsudski.

This is an 18th winner of the season for Dalakhani, who also has Duncan, Bailyana and Shemima as European stakes winners this season. He is currently fourth on the leading third crop sires' table led by Oasis Dream, having headed last season's second crop table.

Ballyogan Stakes G3 - Lesson In Humility

Filed on 5 Jun 2009 @ 08:35


€65,000, Leopardstown, 6-4, 3yo/up, f/m, 6fT, 1:12.85,

1--LESSON IN HUMILITY (IRE), 132, f, 4
Mujadil--Vanity (Ire), by Thatching (Ire)

A 22,000 gns Tattersalls yearling, Lesson In Humility is a half-sister to the 6f winner Sensasse out of a half-sister to the Listed 6-7f winner Ffestiniog, herself the dam of Group Three winner Eisteddfod, UAE Group Three winner Boston Lodge, recent Listed wnner Border Patrol and the Grade Two-placed Brecon Beacon.

Lesson In Humility is Mujadil's sole stakes winner to date in 2009. The sire of Kingsgate Native has 10 individual winners thus far.

Princess Coup fetches MM record price

Filed on 4 Jun 2009 @ 11:48

Australia, 4 June 2009

Four-time Group One winner sells for $3 million as National Broodmare Sale opens

Champion racemare Princess Coup sold for an all time Magic Millions record price of $3 million during today's first session of the National Broodmare Sale at the Gold Coast.

Prix Melisande L - Kalla

Filed on 3 Jun 2009 @ 13:44


€55,000, Fontainebleau, 6-3, 3yo, f, 1 1/4mT, 2:02.40, gd/sf.

1--KALLA (GB), 123, f, 3
Monsun (Ger)--Kittiwake (GB), by Barathea (Ire)

Kalla is a half sister to Konigstiger (Tiger Hill), a juvenile Group One winner and a dual Group winner at three and now a first crop sire with one winner from two runners, and a sister to Group winner Caravel and the Listed winner and Group-placed Kitcat. The dam, Kittiwake, was a 300,000 gns purchase from Lord Halifax in 1997. A Listed-placed winner she is a half sister to dual Group One winner Pentire.

Monsun is in flying form at present, with Miss Europa winning the Group Two Diana Trial at the weekend and Suestado landing a Listed contest on Monday. He now has 20 winners this season at a 36% strike rate,which is matched by Dansili and bettered only by High Chaparral, Stravinsky and Zamindar amongst stallions with more than 10 runners. He is currently second to Desert Prince in our list of leading German-based sires.

Taby Varsprint L - Calrissian

Filed on 3 Jun 2009 @ 09:05


SKr500,000, Taby, 6-2, 4yo/up, 5f 165ydsT, 1:08.80, gd.

1--CALRISSIAN (GER), 128, g, 5
Efisio (GB)--Centaine (GB), by Royal Academy

Premio Alessandro Perrone L - Cool Contest

Filed on 3 Jun 2009 @ 09:03


€50,400, Rome, 6-2, 2yo, f, 5 1/2fT, 1:08.90, hy.

1--COOL CONTEST (IRE), 123, f, 2
One Cool Cat--Love Contest (Ire), by Love the Groom

Cool Contest is a half sister to Group Three Premio Carlo Chiesa winner Love Intrigue (Marju) out of a half sister to the Group Three-placed Strategic Tactics.

One Cool Cat had a flurry of Listed winners from his first crop this time last year, ending the year with five amongst his 26 season winners. This is his first stakes win of 2009. The Coolmore sire has 20 winners so far this term - 15 three-year-olds and five juveniles - and is third to Elusive City in the second crop sires' table, though he leads in terms of number of winners and wins.

Stockholms Stora Pris G3 - Appel Au Maitre

Filed on 3 Jun 2009 @ 08:53


SKr1,050,000, Taby, 6-2, 4yo/up, 9f 165ydsT, 2:01.60, gd.

1--APPEL AU MAITRE (FR), 128, h, 5
Starborough (GB)--Rotina (Fr), by Crystal Glitters

Premio Alberto Giubilo L - Field Of Dream

Filed on 2 Jun 2009 @ 15:35


€50,400, Rome, 6-2, 2yo, c, 5 1/2fT, 1:06.90, hy.

1--FIELD OF DREAM (GB), 123, c, 2
Oasis Dream (GB)--Field of Hope (Ire), by Selkirk

Field Of Dream is a half brother to Bill Gredley's Olympian Odyssey, third to George Washington in the 2000 Guineas and fourth behind Pride in the Champion Stakes, and to the winner Ransom Hope. The dam, Field Of Hope, a multiple Group winner, won the Group One Prix de la Foret for Pascal Bary, and is a half sister to Listed winner Joaquin.

This is a fifth stakes win and 32 individual winner of the season for Oasis Dream, whose 2009 earners are headed by the progressive Group Three winner Main Aim. In terms of european earnings, Oasis Dream is third on the list of leading British-based stallions, behind Dansili and Pivotal.

TNT Stuten Cup L - Etoile Nocturne

Filed on 2 Jun 2009 @ 08:46


€20,000, Cologne, 6-1, 4yo/up, f/m, 7fT, 1:26.09, gd.

1--ETOILE NOCTURNE (FR), 128, m, 5
Medicean (GB)--Nachtigall (Fr), by Night Shift.

This is a first stakes win and 17 winner of the season for Cheveley Park sire Medicean.

Leisure Stakes L - J J The Jet Plane

Filed on 2 Jun 2009 @ 08:37


£40,000, Windsor, 6-1, 3yo/up, 6fT, 1:11.28, gd/fm.

1--J J THE JET PLANE (SAF), 133, g, 5
Jet Master (SAf)--Majestic Guest (SAf), by Northern Guest.

Bavarian Classic G3 - Saphir

Filed on 2 Jun 2009 @ 08:25


€50,000, Munich, 6-1, 3yo, 1 1/4mT, 2:06.06, gd.

1--SAPHIR (GER), 128, c, 3
Black Sam Bellamy (Ire)--Salontasche (Ger), by Dashing Blade (GB)

Half of Black Sam Bellamy's six European winners this year(from 33 runners at an 18% strike rate) are now stakes winners, with Daveron and Galana both scoring at Listed level earlier this term. The son of Sadler's Wells is seventh on our list of leading sires in Germany.

Coolmore Fillies' Sprint Stakes G3 - Lillie Langtry

Filed on 1 Jun 2009 @ 16:18


€100,000, Naas, 6-1, 2yo, f, 6fT, 1:10.34, gd/fm.

1--LILLIE LANGTRY (IRE), 124, f, 2
Danehill Dancer (Ire)--Hoity Toity (GB), by Darshaan (GB)

A 230,000 gns Tattersalls yearling, Lillie Langtry is out of an unraced mare, herself out of an unraced Shadeed mare, who is also the second dam of Listed winner Winged Cupid. The third dam, Alathea, is the dam of champion older sprinter in 1990 Great Commotion and dual Group Two winner Lead On Time. The fourth dam Vive La Reine is an own sister to Vaguely Noble.

This is a ninth stakes winner of the season for this year's leading sire in Europe Danehill Dancer, who accounts for 10 of the 24 stakes wins racked up by stallion sons of Danehill this year.