Esher Stakes L - Desert Sea

Filed on 4 Jul 2009 @ 15:41


£40,000, Sandown Park, 7-4, 4yo/up, 2m 78ydsT, 3:31.90, gd.

1--DESERT SEA (IRE), 126, g, 6
Desert Sun (GB)--Sea of Time, by Gilded Time.

A 31,000 gns yearling, Desert Sea is a half brother to a bumper winner out of an unraced half sister to three winners.

Desert Sun, the sire in recent years of Salford City and Dunelight, has had a number of Group winners including at Group One level in Australia and New Zealand. In Europe this year he has had 36 runners and 7 winners; this is his first stakes win of the campaign.

Siemens Rennen L - Guantana

Filed on 4 Jul 2009 @ 15:31


€20,000, Hamburg, 7-4, 4yo/up, f/m, 1 3/8mT, 2:17.68, gd.

1--GUANTANA (GER), 128, f, 4
Dynaformer--Guadalupe (Ger), by Monsun (Ger).

This is a second Listed win for Baron Georg von Ullmann's Guantana, who is out of Group One Oaks d'Italia winner Guadalupe, a full sister to multiple Group Two winner Getaway and a half sister to Listed winner and Group-placed Guadalajara.

Dynaformer has only eight winners (from 29 runners) in Europe this year, but four of them are stakes winners, with Americain and Wiener Walzer winning at Group Two level. This win is a second stakes in 24 hours for Monsun as a broodmare sire; he had Night Magic (Sholokhov) win yesterday evening.

Distaff Stakes L - Strawberrydaiquiri

Filed on 4 Jul 2009 @ 15:11


£40,000, Sandown Park, 7-4, 3yo, f, 1m 14ydsT, 1:42.39, gd.

Dansili (GB)--Strawberry Morn, by Travelling Victor

A Newsells Park stud homebred, Strawberrydaiquiri is a half-sister to the winners Strabinios King and Strawberry Lolly out of a US stakes winning dam.

This is the seventh stakes winner of the season for Dansili, who maintains his excellent 40% strke rate with 57 individual winners in Europe this year from 142 runners. He is closing in on Pivotal as leading British-based sire by European earnings.

Eclipse Stakes G1 - Sea The Stars

Filed on 4 Jul 2009 @ 14:41


£500,000, Sandown Park, 7-4, 3yo/up, 10f 7ydsT, 2:03.40, gd.

1--SEA THE STARS (IRE), 122, 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 65 winners of 86 races in Europe and the UAE this year, with six stakes winners. He has already exceeded his earnings total for the whole of 2008, with Cape Cross his leading earner with over £1.2 million. The win puts the Darley sire back ahead of Danehill Dancer (who has 63 individual winners) on the list of leading sires in Europe.

Lancashire Oaks G2 - Barshiba

Filed on 4 Jul 2009 @ 13:59


£100,000, Haydock Park, 7-4, 3yo/up, f/m, 11f 200ydsT, 2:30.36, gd/fm.

1--BARSHIBA (IRE), 131, m, 5
Barathea (Ire)--Dashiba (Ire), by Dashing Blade (GB)

Homebred by Jeff Smith, Barshiba is half-sister to juvenile Listed winner Doctor Dash out of a winning half sister to multiple winners Smart Blade and Bond Diamond.

This is the third stakes win of the year for the late Barathea, who has 28 individual winners in Europe this term from 119 runners.

Sandown Sprint Stakes G3 - Ialysos

Filed on 4 Jul 2009 @ 13:13


£65,000, Sandown Park, 7-4, 3yo/up, 5f 6ydsT, 1:00.17, 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.

Prix Yacowlef L - Sorciere

Filed on 4 Jul 2009 @ 13:01


€55,000, Deauville, 7-4, unraced 2yo, 5fT, :55.60, gd/sf.

1--SORCIERE (IRE), 125, 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 now has 4 stakes winners amongst his 49 individual winners, acheived at a 38% strike rate. 24 of his winners are in Italy, where he is a close second on the list of leading sires in 2009.

Prix de Saint-Patrick L - Donativum

Filed on 4 Jul 2009 @ 12:56


€55,000, Deauville, 7-4, 3yo, c/g, 1mT, 1:41.90, gd/sf.

1--DONATIVUM (GB), 123, g, 3
Cadeaux Genereux (GB)--Miss Universe (Ire), by Warning (GB)

A 120,000 gns Tattersalls yearling, Donativum is a half brother to the dual Grade Three winner Worldly out of the Group-placed winner Miss Universe, a half sister to Listed winner Silver Sign, from the family of Luas Line and Prince Arch.

Donativum was responsible for almost a third of Cadeaux Genereux's earnings last year when he was seventh on the list of leading British-based stallions and becomes his second stakes winner and 26th winner overall in Europe this year.

Hamburger Stutenpreis G3 - Night Magic

Filed on 4 Jul 2009 @ 08:33


€50,000, Hamburg, 7-3, 3yo, f, 1 3/8mT, 2:19.44, gd.

1--NIGHT MAGIC (GER), 128, f, 3
Sholokhov (Ire)--Night Woman (Ger), by Monsun (Ger)

Night Magic is a granddaughter of Preis der Diana winner Novelle, and is from the family of Next Desert Next Gina and Oaks d'Italia winner Night of Magic.

Sholokhov, whose average earnings per runner at this stage of the season already exceed his stud fee, now has four stakes winners amongst his 15 individual winners, achieved at a 38% strike rate. This win puts him into fifth place in our list of leading sires in Germany.

Gala Stakes L - Kirklees

Filed on 3 Jul 2009 @ 15:14


£40,000, Sandown, 7-3, 3yo/up, 10f 7ydsT, 2:07.60, gd.

1--KIRKLEES (IRE), 131, h, 5
Jade Robbery--Moyesii, by Diesis (GB).

Bred by Darley, Kirklees is a half brother to this year's Italian Derby winner Mastery (Sulamani) out of a winning half sister to Group Three winner Bowman. The second dam, Cherokee Rose, was a multiple Group winner for Sheikh Mohammed and John Hammond, winning the Group One Prix Maurice de Gheest and the Haydock Sprint Cup in 1995.

In 2008 Jade Robbery had seven winners from 23 runners; this season he has four winners, including Listed winner ceremonail Jade, from only 12 runners thus far.

Dragon Stakes L - Iver Bridge Lad

Filed on 3 Jul 2009 @ 14:12


£30,000, Sandown, 7-3, 2yo, 5f 6ydsT, 1:02.95, gd.

1--IVER BRIDGE LAD (GB), 128, c, 2
Avonbridge (GB)--Fittonia (Fr), by Ashkalani (Ire)

Iver Bridge Lad fetched 8,000 gns as a foal but only 1,000 gns as a yearling; he is a half-brother to a placed runner out of a winning half-sister to a number of winners.

Whitsbury Manor Stud resident Avonbridge joins Le Vie dei Colori, Rock Hard Ten, Oratorio and Starcraft as a first season sire with a stakes winner to his name. The son of Averti has six winners from only 25 runners thus far and today's win moves him above Dubawi into fifth place on the first crop sires' list. Avonbridge had 48 yearlings sell last year for an average of £16,500 with a top price at the DBS St Leger Sale of £74,000.

Valley Chapel Memorial L - Appel Au Maitre

Filed on 3 Jul 2009 @ 08:39


NKr700,000, Ovrevoll, 7-2, 3yo/up, 1 3/8mT, time: n/a, gd.

1--APPEL AU MAITRE (FR), 132, h, 5
Starborough (GB)--Rotina (Fr), by Crystal Glitters.

Aga Khan's draft highlights Arqana Summer Sale

Filed on 3 Jul 2009 @ 08:37

The Arqana Summer Sale at Saint-Cloud on Thursday saw generally quiet trading boosted by the draft from the Aga Khan's Studs. Triumph Hurdle winner Zaynar was part of last year's draft from the Aga Khan, and this year he saw all 12 of his lots sell for an aggregate of €688,000 at an average of €57,333.

Golden Fleece Stakes L - Perfect Symmetry

Filed on 2 Jul 2009 @ 08:04


€42,500, Fairyhouse, 7-1, 2yo, 7fT, 1:28.39, gd.

1--PERFECT SYMMETRY (IRE), 127, c, 2
Le Vie Dei Colori (GB)--Wide Range (Ire), by Spectrum (Ire)

A €20,000 Goffs yearling, Perfect Symmetry is a half brother to a winner out of a placed half sister to Group Two Great Voltigeur winner Air Marshall and Group Three winner Break Bread.

First season sire Le Vie Dei Colori has five winners in Europe so far, and this is his first stakes winner. The son of Efisio had 19 yearlings sell for an average of £14,700 with a top price of £50,000 last year and he is now the leading non-Coolmore sire on our list of leading first crop sires in 2009. He is also the leading son of Efisio at stud this year.

Preis der Spielbank Hamburg G3 - Caro Jina

Filed on 2 Jul 2009 @ 07:59


€50,000, Hamburg, 7-1, 3yo/up, f/m, 1mT, 1:38.10, gd.

1--CARO JINA (FR), 123, f, 3
Dai Jin (GB)--Caronment (GB), by Environment Friend (GB)

Caro Jina is out of a half sister to Stewards' Cup winner Gift Horse and is a rare stakes success for broodmare sire Environment Friend.

Caro Jina is Dai Jin's leading earner this year; the son of Peintre Celebre has three stakes winners amongst his six individual winners from only 11 runners in Europe this term.

Brownstown Stakes G3 - Glowing

Filed on 2 Jul 2009 @ 07:55


€82,000, Fairyhouse, 7-1, 3/up, f/m, 7fT, 1:25.91, gd.

1--GLOWING (IRE), 132, f, 4
Dansili (GB)--Brightest (GB), by Rainbow Quest

A 160,000 gns Tattersalls yearling, Glowing is a half sister to a placed runner out of the placed mare Brightest, a daughter of champion three-year-old filly Wemyss Bight, winner of four Group races including the Group One Irish Oaks, and a half sister to multiple Group/Grade One winner Beat Hollow and Grade Three winner Yaralino. Wemyss Bight is from an excellent Juddmonte family and is a half sister to the dams of Oasis Dream and Reefscape.

This is the sixth stakes winner of the season for Dansili, who has 56 individual winners in Europe so far this term - but has yet to have a juvenile winner. With his average earnings per start 22% up on lst year, the Juddmonte sire looks set to improve on last year when he was tenth on the general sires' list. Glowing is bred on the same Dansili - Rainbow Quest cross as Group winners Famous Name and Sense Of Joy.

Langer Hamburger L - Tarkheena Prince

Filed on 1 Jul 2009 @ 08:18


€20,000, Hamburg, 6-30, 4yo/up, 2mT, 3:26.48, gd.

1--TARKHEENA PRINCE, 121, g, 4
Aldebaran--Tarkheena, by Alleged.

A 20,000 gns Tattersalls Craven Breeze-Up Sale graduate, Tarkheena Prince is a half brother to Listed winner Coimbra and Group Two-placed Clerical Error out of an unraced half sister to Grade Two winner Heron Cove. The second dam Comtesse de Loir was champion three-year-old in France and won the Group One Prix Saint-Alary and was second four times in Group Ones including the Prix de Diane, the Vermeille and the Arc.

This is the first European stakes winner of the year for Aldebaran, who has three winners from only nine runners in Europe so far.

Grand Prix de Compiegne L - Daly Daly

Filed on 30 Jun 2009 @ 14:56


€60,000, Compiegne, 6-30, 4yo/up, 1 1/4mT, 2:02.77, gd/sf.

1--DALY DALY (FR), 120, m, 5
Medaaly (GB)--Dame Phanie (Fr), by Kaldoun (Fr).

Homebred by Bernard Giraudon, Daly Daly is a half sister to at least three winners out of the placed Kaldoun mare Dame Phanie, a half sister to the seven time winner Benares out of the winning mare Delphania.

This is the eighth winner and first stakes winner of the season for Medaaly, who has had 42 runners in Europe thus far.

Study concludes Lasix has benefits

Filed on 30 Jun 2009 @ 08:37

Banned drug significantly reduces bleeding into lungs

A drug banned in British horse racing significantly reduces the risk of bleeding in to the lungs in thoroughbreds during racing, a groundbreaking study has found.

Hansa Preis G2 - Flamingo Fantasy

Filed on 28 Jun 2009 @ 17:11


€75,000, Hamburg, 6-28, 3yo/up, 1 1/2mT, 2:28.17, gd.

1--FLAMINGO FANTASY (GER), 128, c, 4
Fantastic Light--Flamingo Road (Ger), by Acatenango (Ger)

A €58,000 BBAG purchase, Flamingo Fantasy was a Listed winner on May Day and is out of dual Group Two winner Flamingo Road, who comes from a prolific family of winners, with her siblings including dual Listed winner Flamingo Paradise and the Group-placed Flamingo Queen and Flamingo Garden.

Fantastic Light is having a good season, with 37 individual winners in Europe at a 32% strike rate. Four-year-olds Scintillo and Flamingo Fantasy are his stakes winners with two Group wins and a Listed win apiece and Som Tala landed the valuable Northumberland Plate on Saturday.

Irish Derby G1 - Fame And Glory

Filed on 28 Jun 2009 @ 15:38


€1,500,000, Curragh, 6-28, 3yo, c/f, 1 1/2mT, 2:30.87, gd/yl.

1--FAME AND GLORY (GB), 126, c, 3
Montjeu (Ire)--Gryada (GB), by Shirley Heights (GB)

A 190,000 gns Tattersalls foal, Fame And Glory is out of the winning Group Three-placed mare Gryada, also the dam of the winning Listed-placed pair Grampian and Guaranda. The second dam Grimpola won the Group Two German 1000 Guineas.

Fame And Glory joins Motivator (who is having his first runners as a sire at the moment and awaits his first winner), Authorized, Hurricane Run and Frozen Fire as Derby-winning sons of Montjeu, who has 41 European winners this term. The son of Sadler's Wells has only one juvenile winner thus far, and overall only 14% of his wins come from two-year-olds, with 48% in the three-year-old division. He leads our list of leading middle distance sires by European earnings.

Prix de Mallaret G2 - Ashalanda

Filed on 28 Jun 2009 @ 15:36


€130,000, Saint-Cloud, 6-28, 3yo, f, 1 1/2mT, 2:30.60, sf.

1--ASHALANDA (FR), 121, f, 3
Linamix (Fr)--Ashaninka, by Woodman

An Aga Khan homebred, Ashalanda is out of the placed mare Ashaninka. The second dam Intriguing, herself a placed runner, is a half sister to Grade One winner and sire Quiet American.

With Ashalanda and Manighar winning stakes races over the weekend, Linamix is on a roll. He has five individual stakes winners this season, 23% of his 22 winners, and looks certain to exceed his 2008 earnings total.

Railway Stakes G2 - Alfred Nobel

Filed on 28 Jun 2009 @ 15:35


€120,000, Curragh, 6-28, 2yo, 6fT, 1:15.05, gd/yl.

1--ALFRED NOBEL (IRE), 127, c, 2
Danehill Dancer (Ire)--Glinting Desert (Ire), by Desert Prince (Ire)

A 220,000 gns Tattersalls yearling, Alfred Nobel is the first foal out of the winning mare Glinting Desert. The second dam Dazzling Park was a Group Three winner and second in the Group One Irish Champion Stakes, making her champion three-year-old filly in 1999. The third dam Park Express was herself a champion, winning the Irish Champion Stakes, the Nassau Stakes and the Lancashire Oaks before retiring to the paddocks where she has produced, inter alia, New Approach and Shinko Forest.

Alfred Nobel is inbred 3x4 to Danzig and combines the Danehill and Green Desert branches of that sire line. He is Danehill Dancer's 11th stakes winner of the season and his eighth juvenile winner from 24 runners; his great rival for the sires' title Cape Cross has four juvenile winners from 15 runners.

Celebration Stakes L - Famous Name

Filed on 28 Jun 2009 @ 15:19


€62,500, Curragh, 6-28, 3yo/up, 1mT, 1:36.70, gd/yl.

1--FAMOUS NAME (GB), 138, c, 4
Dansili (GB)--Fame at Last, by Quest for Fame (GB).

Famous Name is a half-brother to the winners Final Esteem, Everlasting Fame and Anchor Date out of a winning mare. The second dam is a half sister to the Listed winner Rambushka, the granddam of the great Australian racemare Makybe Diva.

Dansili has 56 winners at a healthy 40% strike rate this year, with his five stakes winners headed by dual Group One-second Delegator and King Edward VII Stakes winner Father Time. He leads Oasis Dream and trails only Pivotal by European earnings on our list of leading British-based stallions this year.

Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud G1 - Spanish Moon

Filed on 28 Jun 2009 @ 15:10


€400,000, Saint-Cloud, 6-28, 4yo/up, 1 1/2mT, 2:27.40, sf.

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.

Spanish Moon 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 nine winners in Europe from 36 runners, with Prix Daphnis winner Golden Century hsi other Pattern winner.