Amo Racing

Observations: Dubai Breeze Up Sensation Debuts

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 Insights features Goffs Dubai World Cup 2yo Sale grad Tango Man (GB). 2.10 Catterick, Mdn, £6,899, 2yo, 7f 6yT TANGO MAN (GB) (Kingman {GB}) was the third-highest lot at €495,846 at the Goffs Dubai World Cup 2yo Sale and debuts for Amo Racing And Omnihorse Racing and the...

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Loughnane Reveals Plans For Stable Stars

Trainer David Loughnane has pencilled in some big-race engagements for his stable stars Hello You (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) and Go Bears Go (Ire) (Kodi Bear {Ire}) in the coming months. The former, an Amo Racing colourbearer, won the G2 Rockfel S. at Newmarket in September and was not disgraced when fifth in a close finish in the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Del Mar on Nov. 5. Also placed in both the G3 Albany S. and G2 Duchess Of Cambridge S. earlier last year, she is being...

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Breeders' Cup Next Step For Loughnane

Del Mar, CA--Friday's Breeders' Cup card has been branded as 'Future Stars Friday', and that tag rings true for not only the juveniles vying for divisional championships, but also for a handful of ascendent British-based trainers who have their first runners at the meeting. James Ferguson, who recently joined the Group 1 ranks, sends out Mise En Scene (GB) (Siyouni {Fr}) in the GI Juvenile Fillies Turf, while fellow Newmarket conditioner George Boughey saddles Cachet (Ire) (Aclaim {Ire}) in the same race and Thunder Love (GB) (Profitable {Ire}) in the...

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Adayar and Snowfall Supplemented to Arc

Classic winners Adayar (Ire) (Frankel {GB}), and Snowfall (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) were both supplemented for €120,000 each to the G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe on Sunday, bringing the field to 16 at the latest entry stage. Godolphin's G1 Cazoo Derby and G1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth S. winner is one of two to carry the royal blue in the ParisLongchamp showpiece alongside G1 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby, G1 Grand Prix de Paris and G1 Cazoo St Leger victor Hurricane Lane (Ire) (Frankel {GB}). Snowfall...

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Phoenix on the Docket For Go Bears Go

Saturday's G2 Railway S. hero Go Bears Go (Ire) (Kodi Bear {Ire}) will be pointed to the G1 Keeneland Phoenix S. at The Curragh on Aug. 8. Owned by Kia Joorabchian's Amo Racing Limited and P. Waney, Go Bears Go broke his maiden at Ascot on May 8 and was a close second in the G2 Norfolk S. at Royal Ascot on June 17. "We were obviously thrilled with the horse, especially after going so close at Royal Ascot," said trainer David Loughnane. "We've got six weeks until the Phoenix...

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Goresbridge Sale Topper Resold Privately

The record-breaking top lot at last week's Tattersalls Ireland Goresbridge Breeze-up Sale has been returned by the purchaser and has subsequently been bought privately by Kia Joorabchian's Amo Racing. The Dark Angel (Ire) colt out of Venturous Spirit (Fr) (Arch) had been bought as a yearling at the Arqana October Sale for €6,000 by Jerry Horan and Katharina Irmer and was knocked down in the ring last Thursday at £410,000. The colt was initially bought by Richard Brown for an undisclosed client. Brown's underbidder Alex Elliott was later contacted by...

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Boughey Full Steam Ahead For Ascot

It is hard to ignore George Boughey at the moment. In only his second full season with a training licence, the 29-year-old is seventh in the British trainers' list by number of winners on 44 for the season. Most impressive of all is his strike-rate of 28%. Of trainers to have had more than 100 runners, only Charlie Appleby ranks higher on 30%, for his 36 winners. But Boughey's most pleasing moment of the season so far came not from a winner but through the superbly gritty run of his...

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The Weekly Wrap: Classics, Classics Everywhere 

It seems harsh, when the British and Irish Classics have so far have been split two apiece between Jim Bolger and Aidan O'Brien, to suggest that this season is all about Bolger. But, let's face it, it is.  Plenty has been written about Poetic Flare (Ire) (Dawn Approach {Ire}) and Mac Swiney (Ire) (New Approach {Ire}) and the fact that both sides of their families are very much ingrained in the Bolger breeding and training academy. What is equally admirable, especially in the case of Mac Swiney, is the fact...

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Beckett Back For More At Breeders' Cup

LEXINGTON, KY--This year's European contingent at the Breeders' Cup includes a handful of accomplished trainers sending out their first runners at the meeting-the likes of Michael Bell, James Fanshawe, Nigel Tinkler, John Quinn and Ger Lyons. They will, no doubt, all be hoping to follow in the mould of trainer Ralph Beckett, who won with his first ever Breeders' Cup starter, Muhannak (Ire) (Chester House), in the 2008 Breeders' Cup Marathon at Santa Anita Park. The Andover-based Beckett has exhibited a special touch with fillies over his 20-year career as...

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