Ardad (Ire)

Marquand '95% Certain' To Ride Perfect Power On Champions Day

Tom Marquand is "95% certain" to be aboard multiple Group 1-winning sprinter Perfect Power (Ire) (Ardad {Ire}) in the G1 QIPCO British Champions Sprint S. on Oct. 15, according to owner Sheikh Rashid Dalmook Al Maktoum's racing manager Bruce Raymond. The colt's usual rider, Christophe Soumillon, will be serving part of his 60-day suspension for elbowing another jockey out of the saddle in a race, during that time period. A dual Group 1 winner as a juvenile, the bay's most recent victory was in the G1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal...

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ROR 'Racing to Cricket' Fundraiser Offers Seasons, Shares In Auction Lots

Eight racing teams will compete in the Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) Racing to Cricket day at the Wormsley Cricket Ground to win this year's RoR Racing to Cricket Trophy Sunday, 4 Sept. Now in its third year, the day's cricket action will be enjoyed by over 240 guests attending the fundraising day at the private estate of the Getty family. A total of eleven lots will go under the hammer with charity auctioneer Martin Pope at 1:30pm during a live auction and raffle event on the fundraising day. In advance...

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Amo Racing Appeals Norfolk Result

Amo Racing has lodged an appeal against the result of the G2 Norfolk S. during the 2022 Royal Ascot meeting. Their horses Walbank (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) and Crispy Cat (GB) (Ardad {Ire}) were second and third in that race to The Ridler (GB) (Brazen Beau {Aus}). The winner veered abruptly across the course late in the five furlong contest, which impeded Crispy Cat and Brave Nation (Ire) (Sioux Nation), who finished fourth. Jockey Paul Hanagan received a 10-day ban for careless riding aboard the winner. The winning margin was 1...

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Ardad's Perfect Power Takes The Commonwealth Cup

Confirming his position as the chief three-year-old sprinting colt, Sheikh Rashid Dalmook Al Maktoum's Perfect Power (Ire) (Ardad {Ire}) produced his customary generous effort to emerge on top in a highly-competitive and tight G1 Commonwealth Cup on Friday. First establishing himself in the top tier when storming up the stand's side to win the G2 Norfolk S. here 12 months ago, the relentlessly-professional star of the Richard Fahey set-up had since garnered the G1 Prix Morny, G1 Middle Park S. and G3 Greenham S. before being stretched beyond his capabilities...

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Short-Listed Nominees For The TBA Flat Breeders' Awards Revealed

Short-listed nominees for seven of the award categories for the annual TBA Flat Breeders' Awards were announced on Wednesday. Sponsored by The Jockey Club, The National Stud and drinks reception partner Newsells Park Stud, the award ceremony will take place on Wednesday, July 6 at Chippenham Park near Newmarket. The winners of all 14 awards, including the previously announced statistical awards for British-based stallions and breeder, will be feted that evening. Tickets for the TBA Flat Breeders' Awards Evening are £80 (inc. VAT) per person and include entry to the...

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Irish 1000 Guineas Fourth Star Girls Aalmal One of The Highlights of The Goffs London Sale

A total of 14 lots have been catalogued for the Goffs London Sale in association with Privat 3 Money, with one of the highlights G1 Tattersalls Irish 1000 Guineas fourth Star Girls Aalmal (Ire) (Elzaam {Aus}) consigned by Henry De Bromhead. Scheduled for the eve of Royal Ascot at the Kensington Palace Gardens on June 13, the sale's final entrants will be announced next week. Other choice offerings include the listed winner Symphony Perfect (Ire) (Fast Company {Ire}) from Richard Hannon; fellow listed-winning 3-year-old filly Ladies Church (GB) (Churchill {Ire})...

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Fahey Reveals Commonwealth Plan for 'Power'

Richard Fahey has revealed that Perfect Power (Ire) (Ardad {Ire}) will be aimed at the G1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot with the trainer of the opinion that the colt failed to stay the G1 Qipco 2000 Guineas trip at Newmarket on Saturday. Perfect Power, who won the Greenham S. over seven furlongs at Newbury on his seasonal bow, failed to cope with the extra furlong in the Guineas when seventh behind Coroebus (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}). However, Fahey said he believed a return to six furlongs, a distance at which...

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Goffs Aiming To Maintain Power Surge

DONCASTER, UK—Having seen their rivals open up with two booming aces—graduates of the Tattersalls Craven Sale won both the big Classic trials at Newmarket last week—the Goffs UK Doncaster Breeze-Up returned serve at the weekend with an equally timely advertisement for the auction staged here on Thursday. First and foremost, of course, the G3 Greenham S. success of Perfect Power (Ire) (Ardad {Ire}) was another win for the whole breeze-up sector, reiterating consignors' ability not just to showcase precocity and professionalism, but to lay a foundation for continued development. At...

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Perfect Power Will Go To The Guineas

Dual Group 1 winner Perfect Power (Ire) (Ardad {Ire}) has exited his victory in the G3 Greenham S. well and will contest the G1 QIPCO 2000 Guineas at Newmarket on Apr. 30. Sheikh Rashid Dalmook Al Maktoum's colt will be trying the one-mile distance for the first time in the first colts' Classic of the season. "He's come out of Newbury remarkably well," Perfect Power's trainer Richard Fahey told www.sportinglife.com. "He had a light canter this morning and just in himself he's bouncing. He's tightened up. "I did feel there...

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Perfect Power Wins The Greenham

Seven furlongs was not beyond Sheikh Rashid Dalmook Al Maktoum's G1 Prix Morny and G1 Middle Park S. winner Perfect Power (Ire) (Ardad {Ire}) as he continued the winning thread in Saturday's G3 Watership Down Stud Too Darn Hot Greenham S. at Newbury. Tracking Marc Chan's G1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere and G1 Criterium International hero Angel Bleu (Fr) (Dark Angel {Ire}) as that rival proved too fresh and free on the front end, the 6-4 favourite was sent by him a furlong from home and answered Christophe Soumillon's call to...

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Tattersalls Guineas Breeze-Up and HIT Catalogues Released

The catalogues for the Tattersalls Guineas Breeze-Up and Horses-in-Training Sale were released on Wednesday. There are currently 206 2-year-olds and 120 horses-in-training ready to go under the hammer on Apr. 28. Beginning at 9 a.m. local time on Apr. 26, the breezes will take place over Newmarket's Rowley Mile Racecourse. They will be shown live on the Tattersalls website and on the Tattersalls Facebook page. Graduates of the sale won group races in Britain, France, Germany and the U.S. in 2021, led by top-level winners Trueshan (Fr) (Planteur {Ire}) and...

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Eve Lodge Likely For Fred Darling

Group 3 winner Eve Lodge (GB) (Ardad {Ire}) is pointing to Newbury's G3 Fred Darling S. on Apr. 16. The Charlie Fellowes trainee was last seen running ninth in the Sept. 25 G1 Cheveley Park S. The Mathis Stables, LLC runner has wintered well and holds a G1 QIPCO 1000 Guineas entry. If she does not start in the Sirenia, she would instead run slightly earlier that month in the G3 Nell Gwyn S. at Newmarket on Apr. 12. Both races are over seven furlongs. "Eve Lodge is really well,"...

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