Andreas Marcialis

Trainer Marcialis Banned Six Months

French-based trainer Andrea Marcialis, best known for conditioning this year's G1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud winner Way To Paris (GB) (Champs Elysees {GB}), has been banned from all racing activities for six months after stewards deemed that he and his sister, Elisabetta Marcialis, had taken advantage of 80-year-old trainer Jean-Claude Napoli and trained horses in his name, Racing Post reports. An inspection of Napoli's stables in Cabries in August found 12 horses formerly connected to Marcialis or his owners, five of which were not registered as in-training with Napoli. Marcialis...

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Deauville's Substitute Card Hosts First Runner For Shalaa

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. Today's Observations features the first runner for highly anticipated first-season sire Shalaa (Ire). 10.10 Deauville, Mdn, €22,000, unraced 2yo, 5fT Lady Bamford's €250,000 Arqana August acquisition CHERIE AMOUR (FR) (Shalaa {Ire}) becomes the first representative for Haras de Bouquetot-based freshman sire Shalaa (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) in this five-runner...

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