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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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