By Elaine Belval In my opinion, there is no greater racing event than the five-day Royal Ascot meeting. And what a five days it was…again! What notes can breeders take from the results this year? First, that there is reason to persist with Starspangledbanner, who was taken out of service in Ireland for sub-par fertility, … Continue reading Notes From Royal Ascot
By Elaine Belval. Treve absolutely dominated in what was supposed to be a truly competitive Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, easily defeating Japanese Champion Orfevre (by five lengths), along with French Derby winner Intello, Japanese Derby winner Kizuna, three-time G1 winner Al Kazeem, English Derby winner Ruler of the World, and St. Leger winner Leading … Continue reading Inspired motivation
By Jack Werk The two-day New Zealand Premier Yearling Sale at Karaka on Monday and Tuesday produced some huge figures, including a sale topper by Zabeel (Click here for more info on Zabeel) who was purchased for a whopping NZ$2 million (about $1.4 million in US dollars). Overall, the sale was up 26 percent by … Continue reading Chuck Gettin’ a Jump on the Melbourne Cup!
By Jack Werk The Arc is tomorrow, but yesterday – Friday – I believe something significant happened that could affect our world here in the US of A. At a small track in Ireland named Dundalk, a G3 race called the Diamond Stakes was contested at 10f and 150yds on the synthetic. The easy winner … Continue reading Coolmore’s Master Plan!
By Jack Werk I mentioned in my last post that two stallions deserved mention this past weekend, and I wrote about Darley’s underrated Singspiel first, because he absolutely doesn’t get the respect he deserves. The other stallion who had a big weekend is no stranger to headlines – Coolmore’s fantastic Sadler’s Wells horse Montjeu! Now, … Continue reading Going the Distance with Montjeu
What a week it’s been with things going on all over the place! Before I get to my post today (which is on Tapit), I need to send congratulations to the Irish National Stud for its role in the pedigree of today’s Epsom Derby winner Sea the Stars (Click here to view pedigree)! Click here … Continue reading KY’s young guns Medaglia d’Oro & Tapit shoot it out for No. 1!