Baaeed (GB)

Baaeed's Half-Brother Back At Newcastle

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. Sunday's Observations features a half-brother to Shadwell's Group 1 winners Baaeed (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) and Hukum (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}). 18.30 Newcastle, Novice, £16,000, 3yo/up, 8f (AWT) WALEEFY (IRE) (Night Of Thunder {Ire}) bids to build on his encouraging debut third at Lingfield two days before...

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Baaeed's Half-Brother Starts At Leicester

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. Saturday's insights feature a half-brother to Group 1 winners by Sea The Stars (Ire) in Baaeed (GB) and Hukum (Ire). 14.30 Leicester, Mdn, £7,000, 3yo/up, 10fT NAQEEB (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) is a half-brother to none other than Baaeed (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}), who also began his career at...

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Shadwell's Baaeed Crowned Cartier Horse Of The Year

Shadwell homebred Baaeed (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) was named the Cartier Horse of the Year and Cartier Older Horse at the 32nd Cartier Racing Awards at the Dorchester Hotel in London on Wednesday evening. The first Shadwell colourbearer to earn the Horse of the Year accolade, the William Haggas trainee added another four Group 1 victories to his pair earned in 2021, posting wins in the Lockinge S., Queen Anne S., Sussex S., and International S. in succession. His only loss in an 11-start career was a fourth-place finish...

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Baaeed To Command 80k For Shadwell In First Season

The highest-rated turf horse in a decade, Baaeed (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}--Aghareed, by Kingmambo), will stand for £80,000  in his first season at Shadwell's Nunnery Stud in 2023. The winner of 10 of his 11 starts, including six consecutive Group 1s, he is joined under the Shadwell banner by G1 Sprint Cup hero Minzaal (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire})--Pardoven {Ire}, by Clodovil {Ire}), who will also be standing his first season next year, at €15,000. Stephen Collins, European bloodstock manager for Shadwell, said, "Baaeed's fee reflects his current status as the...

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Bay Bridge Upsets Baaeed In The Champion

Caught off guard in Royal Ascot's G1 Prince of Wales's S. and Sandown's G1 Coral-Eclipse, James Wigan and Ballylinch Stud's Bay Bridge (GB) (New Bay {GB}--Hayyona {GB}, by Multiplex {GB}) made it third time lucky at the highest level when upsetting the hitherto undefeated Baaeed (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) and a stellar field in Saturday's G1 Qipco Champion S. at Ascot. The race is a qualifier for the GI Breeders' Cup Turf at Keeneland next month. Having appeared set fair to join the upper echelons when routing his rivals...

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Champions Day Fields Finalised

Declarations for Saturday's Champions Day bonanza at Ascot were finalised Thursday morning, with no surprise defections from the main contests. Shadwell's hitherto undefeated Baaeed (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) will conclude his racing career in the £1.3-million Qipco Champion S. and faces off against last year's G1 Derby and G1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth S. hero Adayar (Ire) (Frankel {GB}). Baaeed has drawn stall one, and Adayar stall six, in the day's feature event. Elsewhere on the £4-million card, Cheveley Park Stud's G1 Coronation S. and G1 Prix...

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Maljoom To Miss QIPCO British Champions Day

German Classic winner Maljoom (Ire) (Caravaggio) will not compete in the G1 Queen Elizabeth II S. at Ascot on Oct. 15, according to assistant trainer Maureen Haggas. The winner of his first three starts, including the G2 Mehl-Mulhens-Rennen (German 2000 Guineas), the Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum runner was fourth in the G1 St James's Palace S. Already re-routed from an attempted start in the G1 Prix Jacques le Marois due to a dirty scope, the colt will instead go for a winter break. "We just haven't got him back in...

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Baaeed In Good Order Ahead Of British Champions Day

Shadwell's unbeaten Baaeed (GB) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) is reportedly in good order following his recent home work in advance of what is likely to be his final career jump in the G1 QIPCO Champion S. at Ascot on Oct. 15. The aforementioned 10-furlong contest has always been conditioner William Haggas's preferred option for a final start. The Hills brothers have been putting Baaeed through his paces on the Newmarket gallops alongside some Group 1 stablemates, and the colt appears to have come out of his work with flying colours....

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This Side Up: Baaeed News is Good News

I guess the whole point is that ours is a world apart, a sanctuary from the cares of the "real" one. But it still feels unnerving, to see a new cycle of the sales calendar open with such blithe indifference to a wider consensus that the global economy is scrabbling along the top of a precipice. Both Saratoga and Deauville benefit from a heady atmosphere that might easily induce a perilous incaution when a yearling stands there shimmering on a sale rostrum. But it was ever thus, and the market...

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Baaeed Camp Mulling Other Options Besides Champion S., Including The Arc

Shadwell's undefeated Baaeed (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}), who won the G1 Juddmonte International S. on Wednesday, was set for his career final in the G1 Champion S. at Ascot on Oct. 15, but trainer William Haggas has revealed that September's G1 Irish Champion S. and the G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in Paris at the beginning of October are also in the mix. Speaking to ITV Racing on Thursday afternoon, the trainer said, "I was thrilled to bits, I watched it home last night with Maureen [Haggas] and...

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Baaeed Brilliant In The International

There was talk of stamina and wellbeing doubts ahead of Wednesday's G1 Juddmonte International, but with his usual dash and distinction Shadwell's Baaeed (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) made light work of the York feature to bring a large measure of both delight and relief to Sheikha Hissa Al Maktoum and William Haggas. The race is a qualifer for the GI Breeders' Cup Classic at Keeneland in November. Always travelling well within himself detached from the strong pace set by High Definition (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), the 2-5 favourite cantered to...

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Ebor Week Begins with Baaeed

Ten years on from that momentous day when Frankel (GB) moved a nation, York's Knavesmire has a scenario fit to mark the anniversary as Shadwell's Baaeed (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) goes onwards and upwards in the G1 Juddmonte International. Just as the great gift afforded to the late Sir Henry Cecil entered unknown territory traversing an additional two furlongs and 56 yards that afternoon, so too does the colt that has come to represent the bridge between the legacy of the departed Sheikh Hamdan and his daughter Sheikha Hissa....

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