Filed on 24 Aug 2013 @ 16:45
National Stakes the target for dual Group Two winner
Stallion statistics: War Front
The Aidan O'Brien-trained War Command (War Front) put a poor run int he Phoenix Stakes behind him as he ran out a comfortable winner of the Group Two Galileo European Breeders Fund Futurity Stakes at the Curragh on Saturday, cruising to the fore when asked by Joseph O'Brien to beat Mustajeeb by three lengths.
Filed on 24 Aug 2013 @ 16:42
The Lady Cecil-trained Tiger Cliff (Tiger Hill) won the Betfred Ebor Handicap at York on Saturday, coming with a powerful late run under Tom Queally to snatch the spoils from Genzy, who had gone purposefully to the front tw furlongs from home.
Filed on 24 Aug 2013 @ 15:13
Stallion statistics: Dubawi
The Luca Cumani-trained Afsare (Dubawi) slammed his rivals in the Group Two Betfair Celebration Mile at Goodwood on saturday, powering four lengths clear Andrea Atenzi to beat Stipulate in second. Trade Storm made eyecatching headway to take third.
Filed on 24 Aug 2013 @ 15:11
Stallion statistics: Intense Focus
The Kevin Ryan-trained Astaire (Intense Focus) made all and held off the late challenges of Wilshire Boulevard and Parbold to win the Group Two Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Gimcrack Stakes at York on Saturday.
Filed on 24 Aug 2013 @ 10:39
Saratoga, 24 August 2013
Dance to Bristol (Speightstown) earned her seventh straight victory on Friday and first in a Grade One, holding off a late charge from favored Book Review to win the 35th running of the Grade One Ballerina by a hard-fought head at Saratoga Race Course.
Filed on 23 Aug 2013 @ 15:20
More Group One success for Oasis Dream and Cowell
Stallion statistics: Oasis Dream
The Robert Cowell-trained Jwala (Oasis Dream) won the Group One Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes at York on Friday, racing prominently throughout under Steve Drowne and holding off the late challenge of the favourite Shea Shea and Sole Power to hold on by half a length at odds of 40-1.
Filed on 23 Aug 2013 @ 15:09
York Group double for Godolphin
The Charlie Appleby-trained City Style (City Zip) won the Group ThreeSky Bet Strensall Stakes at York on Friday, powering clear two furlongs out before idling in front under Silvestre de Souza. Danadana came with a late flourish, but City Style had enough in hand to repel his challenge by a neck.
Filed on 23 Aug 2013 @ 14:23
Stallion statistics: Dubawi
Godolphin's Ahzeemah (Dubawi) won the Group Two Weatherbys Hamilton Insurance Lonsdale Cup at York on Friday, tracking the long time leader Simenon and joining battle in the final furlong to get up by a head.
Filed on 22 Aug 2013 @ 14:52
Stallion statistics: Dansili
The John Gosden-trained The Fugue (Dansili) showed a blistering turn of foot on her favoured fast ground to win the Group One Darley Yorkshire Oaks at York on Thursday, going one better that last year when she was second to Shareta. Venus De Milo was second, having led from the quarter mile marker but having no answer to the winner's finishing kick, and Secret Gesture took third.
Filed on 22 Aug 2013 @ 13:41
Second Group Two for Lucky Story filly; Cheveley Park the next step
Stallion statistics: Lucky Kristale
The George Margason-trained Lucky Kristale (Lucky Story) was an impressive winner of the Group Two Lowther Stakes at York on Thursday, quickening stylishly clear on the stands' rail to beat her field with plenty in hand. She becomes the first Cherry Hinton winner to land the Lowther, for which she carried a 3lb penalty.
Filed on 22 Aug 2013 @ 12:59
William Haggas enhanced his fine strike rate at York this season when Haikbidiac (Kodiac) quickened smartly under Liam Jones and, racing alone on the stands' rail, galloped strongly to the line to win going away.
Filed on 22 Aug 2013 @ 07:54
Fracture following colic surgery claims son of Acatenango
Stallion statistics: Lando
Leading German sire Lando has been put down at the age of 23. The son of Acatenango had undergone successful surgery following a severe bout of colic, but suffered a spiral fracture in a leg on rising and had to be put down.
Filed on 21 Aug 2013 @ 15:16
Hardy campaigner registers his second Group One win
Stallion statistics: War Front
The Aidan O'Brien-trained Declaration Of War (War Front) bounced back to winning ways with a battling defeat of Irish Derby winner Trading Leather and three-time 10f Group One winner Al Kazeem in the Group One Juddmonte International Stakes at York on Wednesday.
Filed on 21 Aug 2013 @ 15:12
Galileo colt would need to be supplemented for the St Leger
Stallion statistics: Galileo
The Sir Michael Stoute-trained Telescope (Galileo) missed the Derby through injury but at York on Wednesday began to show the promise connections have always believed in as he stretched clear to register an emphatic win in the Group Two Neptune Investment Management Great Voltigeur Stakes, beating the once-raced Ballydoyle colt Foundry, who ran a fine race in second.
Filed on 21 Aug 2013 @ 15:09
Second juvenile stakes winner for Haatef
Stallion statistics: Haatef
The Henry Candy-trained Treaty Of Paris (Haatef) won the Group Three Pinsent Masons LLP Acomb Stakes at York on Wednesday, racing prominently throughout under James Doyle and finding sufficient in the closing stages to hold off the late thrust of the favoured The Grey Gatsby by a neck.
Filed on 21 Aug 2013 @ 09:11
Clearance rate hits 80% at sale of likely juvenile runners
Arqana held its inaugural v.2 yearling sale at Deauville on Tuesday. The sale offered a selection of yearlings whose profile was geared towards being raced from the age of two. Overall, 86 lots sold from 108 offered (including private sales) representing nearly 80% of yearlings sold. The average sale price reached €27,623 with a total turnover of €2,352,500.
Filed on 20 Aug 2013 @ 14:51
Stallion statistics: Nayef
The Andre Fabre-trained Tasaday (Nayef) won the Group Two Prix de la Nonette at Deauville on Tuesday, putting an impressive performance under Maxime Guyon to take command at the top of the straight, pulling two lengths clear to beat Sparkling Beam with something in hand.
Filed on 20 Aug 2013 @ 08:23
Shortened Part 2 of the August Sale sees average rise 5% and clearance rate improve
Part 2 of the Arqana August yearling sale was reduced to a single day this year and saw strong trade for a homogenous offer as 77% of the yearlings offered were sold, compared to 62.3% in Part 2 of the sale in 2012. The average sale price of €60,597 was 5.4% ahead of last year, and the turnover rose by 43% to €7,857,000. 18 yearlings made more than €100,000 compared to 16 in Part 2 last year.
Filed on 19 Aug 2013 @ 09:55
Sussex Stakes winner to step up to 10f
Trainer Richard Hannon has confirmed that Susses Stakes winner Toronado (High Chaparral) is an intended runner in the Group One Juddmonte International Stakes at York.
Filed on 19 Aug 2013 @ 09:25
Jockey Pat Smullen is looking forward to the development of the Dermot Weld-trained Free Eagle (High Chaparral), who was promoted to the head of the market for next year's Derby after an impressive five and a half length winning debut at Leopardstown last week.
Filed on 19 Aug 2013 @ 07:53
Part 1 aggregate climbs by 31%, average by 35% as Dubawi remains in demand
The Arqana August yearling sale continued on Sunday with strong international trade sustaining strong returns. Over 73% of horses on offer were sold (against 68.5% in 2012) for an average sale price of €208,741, a figure up by 22% compared to the same day last year. As a result the turnover for the first two days of the sale which make up Part 1 of the catalogue reached €26,625,000 which was up by more than 31% compared to 2012. The accumulated average sale price for the two days settled at €212,893, representing a remarkable increase of nearly 35%, while 73.5% of yearlings changed hands. Over the whole weekend, four yearlings reached or made more than the symbolic figure of €1,000,000.
Filed on 19 Aug 2013 @ 07:50
Saratoga, 19 August 2013
Giant's Causeway filly takes Grade Two honours after Nellie Cashman DQ
Beaten a nose to the wire, Caroline Thomas (Giant's Causeway) was declared the winner of the Grade Two Woodford Reserve Lake Placid when the first-place finisher, Nellie Cashman, was disqualified to third for interfering with Watsdachances in the stretch on Sunday at Saratoga Race Course.
Filed on 18 Aug 2013 @ 14:44
Hasili's influence continues to be felt at the highest level
Stallion statistics: Romantica
The Group One Prix Jean Romanet at Deauville on Sunday was won by the Andre Fabre-trained Romantica (Galileo), who beat the Aga Khan's Sarkiyla by a length and a quarter, herself a length ahead of her stablemate Dalkala.
Filed on 18 Aug 2013 @ 14:35
Deauville Group One success for Wesley Ward
Stallion statistics: Scat Daddy
The Wesley Ward-trained American raider No Nay Never (Scat Daddy) added to his track record success in the Norfolk Stakes with an all-the-way victory in the Group One Darley Prix Morny at Deauville on Sunday.
Filed on 18 Aug 2013 @ 14:13
Ramsey Farm's stallion Kitten's Joy had a remarkable hat-trick on Saturday with three Grade One winners within two hours.
In a stretch run that was drama-filled before and after the finish line, Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey’s Real Solution (Kitten's Joy) was adjudged the winner in Arlington Million XXXI over Essafinaat Limited’s The Apache. Real Solution was closing resolutely when bumped by The Apache in deep stretch. At the wire, the Apache held his rival by a head, but was later disqualified to second.