Aclaim (Ire)

John Hernon Appointed Manton Park Stud CEO

Having left his post as manager of Childwickbury Stud, John Hernon will take up the mantel as Chief Executive Officer at Martyn Meade's Manton Park Stud in Wiltshire with the long-term goal of elevating the operation to one of the top commercial stallion farms. Hernon said: "The Manton Park Estate has a rich racing history, and it is a privilege to take on the running of the stud here alongside Mr Meade. I am fully committed to ensuring the stud reflects the heritage of the Manton Estate and to develop...

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Manton Park To Stand Quartet In 2024, Including New Stallion Dubai Mile

Led by three-time Group 1 winner Advertise (GB), the 2024 roster and fees for Manton Park Stud were announced on Wednesday. The son of Showcasing (GB) will command £10,000. He sits fourth amongst first-crop sires in Great Britain and Ireland with 15 individual winners from 49 runners in 2023 and covered 41 mares this year. His best runner so far is the stakes-placed Task Force (GB). G1 Prix de la Foret hero Aclaim (Ire), a son of Acclamation (GB), will stand for £8,000. The sire of 2022 G1 1000 Guineas...

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“No-brainer” To Offer Classic Winner At Tattersalls Sceptre Sessions Says Cachet Team

Connections of Cachet (Ire) (Aclaim {Ire}) have described it as "a no-brainer" to offer the 1,000 Guineas heroine for sale at the Sceptre Sessions as part of the December Mares Sale at Tattersalls given how strong trade was at the corresponding sale 12 months ago. Not only did Cachet provide Highclere Racing and trainer George Boughey with a breakthrough domestic Classic success when storming to 1,000 Guineas glory at Newmarket last year, but she also followed up on that effort by running out a gutsy second to Mangoustine (Fr) (Dark...

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Purosangue New Goffs Champions Day Sale Wildcard

Listed winner Purosangue (GB) (Aclaim {Ire}) (lot 5) is a new addition to the upcoming Goffs QIPCO Champions Day Sale at Ascot on Saturday, Oct. 21. The wildcard landed last weekend's Listed Rockingham S. at York. He was previously thrice runner-up in the Listed Rosebery S., the Listed Roses S., and the G3 Molecomb S. Consigned by Andrew Balding's Park House Stables, the 2-year-old is from the family of stakes winners Saigon (GB) (Royal Applause {GB}) and Tabaret (GB) (Bertolini). The sale will begin at 11:10 a.m. on Saturday prior...

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Classic Winner Cachet Eyeing Sceptre Return At Doncaster

Classic winner Cachet (Ire) (Aclaim {Ire}) is approaching her long-awaited return and is targeting the G3 Sceptre S. at Doncaster during the St Leger meeting next week, trainer George Boughey revealed. Boughey told SBK, "I'm very happy with her. She's in as good a form as I could have her considering the lay-off she's had. She's been away to Chelmsford, and we worked her at Kempton on Thursday morning. She's worked in between on fast ground at home in Newmarket. Fast ground is really key to her. The surfaces on...

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Son Of Aclaim A New TDN Rising Star

There must be something in the air at Haydock this month as Opulence Thoroughbreds and Teme Valley's newcomer Purosangue (GB) (Aclaim {Ire}--Avon Breeze {GB}, by Avonbridge {GB}) became the second TDN Rising Star on Thursday's evening fixture and the third in the last three meetings at the Merseyside venue. Unleashed by Andrew Balding having brought enough attention at April's Goffs UK Breeze-Up Sale to fetch £125,000, the 5-1 shot proved a handful for Ray Dawson going to post and in the early stages before establishing a lead before halfway in...

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Tattersalls Online August Sale Catalogue Features Showcasing Breeding Right

The catalogue for the Tattersalls Online August Sale is now online. Beginning at noon on Aug. 9 and lasting for 24 hours, the sale features 35 lots, divided between breeding rights, fillies and mares, yearlings, and Flat and National Hunt horses-in-training. Among the choicest lots is a lifetime breeding right to Group 1 sire Showcasing (GB) (lot 34) who has sired 60 group and listed winners to date. There are also breeding rights in young sires Aclaim (Ire) (lot 35), whose daughter and 'TDN Rising Star' Cachet (Ire) landed the...

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Aclaim's Royal Aclaim Books Nunthorpe Ticket

Coming into Saturday's Listed John Smith's City Walls S. at York with just two starts under her belt, Sheikh Juma Dalmook Al Maktoum's Royal Aclaim (Ire) (Aclaim {Ire}) belied inexperience to put older rivals to the sword under Andrea Atzeni. Last seen winning a Bath novice over this five-furlong trip June 11, the James Tate-trained 3-year-old who had Perfect Power (Ire) (Ardad {Ire}) back in third on her sole juvenile start at Newcastle last May enjoyed an ideal lead from last year's G1 Nunthorpe S. heroine Winter Power (Ire) (Bungle...

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Siyouni Share One of the Highlights of the Tattersalls Online June Sale Which Also Has Royal Ascot Prospects

A 1/50th share in French Champion Sire Siyouni (Fr) (Pivotal {GB}) (lot 36), alongside several Royal Ascot runners, anchors the Tattersalls Online June Sale catalogue. Bidding will open at 10 a.m. local time on Friday, June 10 and close beginning at noon that same day. The bay has 62 group/listed winners to his credit, including Classic winners St Mark's Basilica (Fr), Sottsass (Fr), Ervedya (Fr), Laurens (Fr), and Dream And Do (Ire). He stands for €140,000 at the Aga Khan's Haras de Bonneval in 2022. Listed winner Logo Hunter (Ire)...

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Irish 1000 Guineas Fourth Star Girls Aalmal One of The Highlights of The Goffs London Sale

A total of 14 lots have been catalogued for the Goffs London Sale in association with Privat 3 Money, with one of the highlights G1 Tattersalls Irish 1000 Guineas fourth Star Girls Aalmal (Ire) (Elzaam {Aus}) consigned by Henry De Bromhead. Scheduled for the eve of Royal Ascot at the Kensington Palace Gardens on June 13, the sale's final entrants will be announced next week. Other choice offerings include the listed winner Symphony Perfect (Ire) (Fast Company {Ire}) from Richard Hannon; fellow listed-winning 3-year-old filly Ladies Church (GB) (Churchill {Ire})...

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A Classic Sire Steadily Gathering Aclaim

Anyone who attended the European yearling and breeding stock sales last year won't have failed to have picked up on the heightened appetite for the stock of Time Test (GB). The exploits of his early runners had caught the imagination and backed up by the promise of more to come, demand for his yearlings and foals soared, at one point reaching a high of 400,000gns (paid by SackvilleDonald for a colt from John Foley's Ballyvolane Stud who had been pinhooked for 52,000gns as a foal). Time Test's retirement to the...

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Cachet to Attempt 1000 Guineas Double

Trainer George Boughey told At The Races Friday that he would attempt the English-French Guineas double with G1 QIPCO 1000 Guineas heroine Cachet (Ire) (Aclaim {Ire}). The 'TDN Rising Star' will travel to ParisLongchamp for the G1 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches on May 15. The race comes just 14 days after her English Guineas win. Sunday, after the Guineas, her trainer George Boughey said the filly would be pointed to the June 17 G1 Coronation S. at Ascot for her next start, her next step on her way to a...

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