Al Shaqab

Bouquetot Releases Fees; Shalaa To Remain In Australia

Haras de Bouquetot has released its stud fees for 2022, and announced that Shalaa (Ire), who got his first Group 1 winner this autumn when No Speak Alexander (Ire) won the G1 Matron S., will remain at Arrowfield Stud in Australia. The Bouquetot roster is headed by Zelzal (Fr) and Wooded (Ire), who will each stand for €15,000. The G1 Prix Jean Prat winner Zelzal has been represented by 10 first crop winners thus far, headed by the Listed Prix Saraca scorer Zelda (Fr). The G1 Prix de l'Abbaye winner...

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Ruler Of The World To Italy

Ruler Of The World (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}-Love Me True, by Kingmambo), winner of the 2013 Derby, will relocate to Andy Capp Stud in Siena in 2022. Ruler Of The World will be managed by the partnership of Mattia Cadrobbi, Marco Bozzi and Guido Berardelli, the same group that has managed another son of Galileo, Magician (Ire), in Italy. Magician will return to Ireland. Ruler Of The World won the Derby in his third start for the Coolmore partners. Al Shaqab Racing bought into the chestnut for his 4-year-old campaign, during...

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Daughter of Treve Unveiled at Saint-Cloud

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Tuesday's Observations features daughters of Treve (Fr) (Motivator {GB}) and Goldikova (Ire) (Anabaa). 2.20 Saint-Cloud, Debutantes, €27,000, 3yo, f, 8fT PARIS (FR) (Shalaa {Ire}), the second foal and the first filly out of the remarkable dual G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe heroine Treve (Fr) (Motivator {GB}), starts out...

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Mares In Foal For Wooded, Romanised

Group 1 winners Wooded (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}) and Romanised (Ire) (Holy Roman Emperor {Ire}) have each had 10 mares scanned in foal shortly after beginning their first covering seasons at Haras de Bouquetot. G1 Prix de l'Abbaye winner Wooded's in-foal mares include the multiple group-placed juvenile Al Johrah (GB) (Bated Breath {GB}); group-winning 2-year-old and Classic-placed Salona (Ger) (Lord Of England {Ger}); and black-type mares Edya (GB) (Makfi {GB}) and Tosen Shauna (Ire) (Alhebayeb {Ire}). The G1 Irish 2000 Guineas and G1 Prix Jacques le Marois scorer Romanised, meanwhile,...

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Hensey A Valuable Hire For Al Shaqab

Since Al Shaqab Racing's first foray into racehorse ownership, the organization has grown exponentially with strong investment in bloodstock globally. The company has built an impressive stud farm at Haras de Bouquetot, which houses its nine-strong stallion roster as well as playing host to a broodmare band that includes dual G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe heroine Treve (Fr) (Motivator {GB}) and multiple Group 1 winner Qemah (Ire) (Danehill Dancer {Ire}) to name a few. However, it may be Al Shaqab's investment in personnel that sees the company thrive and...

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Al Shaqab's Bouquetot Releases 2021 Roster

An eight strong roster at Haras de Bouquetot, anchored by MG1SW Shalaa (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) and new recruit and G1SW Wooded (Ire) (Wootton Bassett {GB})-both at €15,000, was announced by Al Shaqab on Thursday. The former has already sired 16 winners, among them Australian Group 3 winner Shaquero (Aus). In addition, he has a quartet of stakes placed runners worldwide, including G3 Prix Eclipse bridesmaid Legal Attack (GB). Wooded, who won the G1 Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp Longines on Arc Day, also won May's G3 Prix Texanita. Toronado...

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Paul Hensey Named Al Shaqab COO

Paul Hensey is the new chief operating officer of Al Shaqab Racing, Breeding and Arabian Worldwide as the international organisation undergoes a restructuring. Previously CEO of Rifa Mustang Europe for the past three years, Hensey spent the previous 15 years before that appointment running The Curragh Racecourse and training grounds. "Al Shaqab Racing is one of the foremost Racing and Breeding operations in the world and I am delighted to be joining the company at this exciting time in its development," said Hensey. "I look forward to meeting the extended...

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Bouquetot Resumes Stallion Coverings

Al Shaqab's Haras de Bouquetot in Normandy, which closed its breeding shed in late March because of the coronavirus pandemic, will resume its stallion activity for the public, beginning Monday, Apr. 6. According to a farm release, "This fortnight has allowed us to put in place the various safety measures against the spreading of virus Covid-19 with the aim to minimize the risks for each person coming to Haras de Bouquetot. It has also allowed us to setup a protocol for our team of stallion men to safely welcome public...

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Bouquetot To Close Breeding Shed

Al Shaqab's Haras de Bouquetot in Normandy, home to eight stallions including the much-anticipated first-season sire Shalaa (Ire), will close the doors of its breeding shed beginning on Monday "for at least two weeks" as a means to fight the spread of COVID-19. The stud said on a statement on its website on Friday that coverings already booked through Sunday will be honored, but no new bookings will be taken. A statement on the Al Shaqab Racing website read, "Fully aware of the economical impact this decision may have on...

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Al Shaqab Extends Lockinge Sponsorship

Al Shaqab will continue to sponsor the £350,000 G1 Al Shaqab Lockinge S. until 2024, after a new five-year deal was agreed upon, Newbury Racecourse announced on Wednesday. Besides the G1 Al Shaqab Lockinge S., Al Shaqab will also sponsor the G3 Al Rayyan S. and the Listed Haras de Bouquetot Fillies' Trial. "The agreement to renew Al Shaqab's sponsorship of the G1 Lockinge for a further five years demonstrates our commitment to British Horseracing and its well-deserved standing worldwide," said Al Shaqab General Manager Khalifa Al Attiya. "With 50...

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