Racing's Crystal Ball: How TDN Europe Predicts 2023 To Play Out

A large part of the fun that comes with following racing and the bloodstock game is predicting the future. Who will win the Derby? Who might top the Orby Sale? What freshman sires are here to stay and which ones will drift into the abyss? Well, we've looked deep into the TDN Europe crystal ball for 2023 to see if we can come up with the answers to the burning questions for the year ahead. Enjoy! January If you think he had a good Christmas, wait until you see how...

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Young Guns: Buyers Have Their Say On The Up-And-Coming Stallions 

By Brian Sheerin and Emma Berry   After a hectic few months perusing this year's foal and yearling crops, we asked the buyers to share their thoughts on the young stallions with first foals and yearlings.  Dermot Farrington, agent: "If you look at the list of people who have bought yearlings and foals by Advertise, it's a long time since a young stallion has attracted the who's who of the bloodstock world, and that's exactly what he has done. Whether it be yearlings to breeze, yearlings to race or foals...

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Advertise and Aclaim Leave National Stud for Manton

Young stallions Advertise (GB) and Aclaim (Ire) will leave the National Stud to stand at Martyn Meade's Manton Park Stud from the 2023 covering season.  The G1 Prix de la Foret winner Aclaim has made a successful start to his stud career, and was represented by a Classic winner from his first crop when the George Boughey-trained Cachet (Ire) won the 1,000 Guineas.  Advertise, who was trained, like Aclaim, by Meade, was a Group 1-winning sprinter in three different countries and has his first yearlings at the sales this autumn....

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Rockets At The Ready As Doncaster Set To Soar

Not since Elon Musk became infatuated with space has there been so many rockets assembled in the one place at any given time than at Doncaster ahead of the Premier Yearling Sale.  These particular starships have been bred to fly and, lurking among the 411 yearlings getting ready for takeoff at Goffs UK over the next few days could be the next Acclamation (GB), Dark Angel (Ire), Wootton Bassett (GB) or Tasleet (GB), all of whom are graduates of this sale.  Joe Foley knows a thing or two about rockets....

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Jackson Named National Stud Nominations Manager

Jamie Jackson has been appointed nominations manager for The National Stud. Jackson gained work experience at Whitsbury Manor Stud and New England Stud before joining the BHA graduate programme, during which he was placed at the National Stud for eight weeks, after which he stayed on. Jackson takes over from Joe Callan, who remains within The Jockey Club as interim general manager of Market Rasen Racecourse. The National Stud's Stud Director Tim Lane said, "Jamie came to us in July 2019 and showed real potential and determination. He has been...

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The National Stud Announces 2022 Roster and Fees

The 2022 roster and fees for The National Stud were announced on Tuesday. Featuring a young roster of six, first-season sires Time Test (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) and Aclaim (Ire) (Acclamation {GB}) got off to a bright start with their first runners. The former will stand for £15,000, while Aclaim's fee will be £6,000. Leading the way with more black-type winners than any other European first-season sire in 2021, Time Test is responsible for Group 3 winners Rocchigiani (GB) and Romantic Time (GB), while the filly Sunset Shiraz (Ire) was third...

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Value Sires Part II: First Foals

We kicked off our annual Value Sires series earlier this week with a look at the new class of sires entering stud in 2021, and today we move on to the group with their first foals set to hit the ground in the coming months. While it is not always a straightforward task to pinpoint value in unproven sires, the ripple effects of the global pandemic make the exercise a little more interesting this year. While it has become the norm for some young sires to get fee cuts in...

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Advertise Leads National Stud Roster

Three-time Group 1-winning sprinter Advertise (GB) leads the 2021 stallion roster at the National Stud, where he will once again stand for £25,000. The son of Showcasing, who won the G1 Phoenix S. at two and the G1 Commonwealth Cup and G1 Prix Maurice de Gheest at three, was supported by 67 black-type producers or performers in his first book last year, including the dams of Group 1 winners Aclaim (Ire), Dick Whittington (Ire) and Maarek (GB). The aforementioned Aclaim, the winner of the G1 Prix de la Foret and...

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Meade, Phoenix Part Ways

Phoenix Thoroughbreds and trainer Martyn Meade-who conditioned the owners' Advertise (GB) (Showcasing {GB}) to win three Group 1s-have reportedly parted ways. The story was first reported by Racing Post. Meade told that publication, "I no longer train for Phoenix." Meade's son-in-law Dermot Farrington also left his post as a bloodstock advisor to Phoenix in November after it came out that Phoenix was alleged to be wrapped up in a money laundering scandal. Phoenix Thoroughbreds owns an estimated 300 Thoroughbreds on five continents.

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Advertise Wins the Maurice de Gheest

Making it a dozen group 1 wins this summer, Frankie Dettori had Advertise (GB) (Showcasing {GB}) to aid his cause of streaking through the major European events in Deauville's G1 Larc Prix Maurice de Gheest on Sunday. Occupying 11-5 favouritism in this unique 6 1/2-furlong test, Phoenix Thoroughbred Limited's G1 Commonwealth Cup and G1 Phoenix S. hero and G1 July Cup runner-up travelled strongly behind compatriot Pretty Pollyanna (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}) who provided an ideal lead in the dominant group racing furthest from the rail. Taking over approaching the...

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