Bangkok (Ire)

DahlBury Named New Sponsor of G1 Coronation Cup

DahlBury was announced as the new sponsor for the 1 1/2-mile G1 Coronation Cup at Epsom Downs on Ladies Day, June 3. The vision of owner/breeder Simon Davies, Chief Executive Officer of the global telecommunications firm Spectra Group (UK) Ltd., DahlBury's stallion roster is based at Chapel Stud in Worcestershire. Middle distance and staying horses for both the Flat and National Hunt are the focus of the stud, which stands Planteur (Ire) (Danehill Dancer {Ire}), Walzertakt (Ger) (Montjeu {Ire}), and Bangkok (Ire) (Australia {GB}). Simon Davies said, "We are delighted...

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Chapel Stud Close at Heart

Nestled near the Malvern Hills in the west of England is Chapel Stud, a 70-acre stud farm owned and managed by Roisin Close. As well as offering services from boarding, sales preparation to breaking and pre-training the stud now boasts a dual-purpose stallion roster with new recruits Walzertakt (Ger) and Bangkok (Ire) joining the stud's three existing and established stallions, Planteur (Ire), Indian Haven (GB) and Hellvelyn (GB). Close formerly owned Bucklands Farm and Stud but when the business outgrew the facilities at that farm a move was needed. "Chapel...

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TBA's Flat Stallion Parade Returns

The Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Flat Stallion Parade will return after a two-year hiatus at Tattersalls in Newmarket on Feb. 3. Free to attend, the event will feature 12 stallions embarking on their first and second seasons at stud in Great Britain and will begin at 11 a.m. prior to the start of the Tattersalls February Sale. Hosted by racing broadcaster Gina Bryce and Tattersalls' Shirley Anderson-Jolag, the parade's dozen stallions are: A'Ali (Ire) (Society Rock {Ire}), who stands at Newsells Park Stud; Bangkok (Ire) (Australia {GB}), a resident of Chapel...

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TBA NH Showcase Features 18 Stallions

The Thoroughbred Breeders' Association's NH Stallion Showcase, scheduled for Jan. 25, will feature 18 NH stallions, including freshman sires G1 St Leger hero and Shade Oak Stud's resident Logician (GB) (Frankel {GB}), and Chapel Stud's G2 York S. winner Bangkok (Ire) (Australia {GB}). The 18 stallions, many of whom are among the record 31 stallions registered to the 2022 TBA Elite NH Mares' Scheme, will be shown in Yard B at the Goffs UK sales complex. "There is an increasing exciting selection of British-based stallions available to NH breeders and...

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Chapel Stud to Offer 'Pick a Nom' Initiative

A new stallion nomination initiative, 'Pick a Nom', was launched by Chapel Stud on Thursday. The initiative applies to Chapel Stud stallions Bangkok (Ire) (Australia {GB}), Planteur (Ire) (Danehill Dancer {Ire}), and Walzertakt (Ger) (Montjeu {Ire}). It offers from 10% to 50% discounts on the stallions' Standard Stud Fee (FFR) of £4,000 for Planteur, £3,000 for Bangkok, and £2,500 for Walzertakt. Chapel Stud is also offering a £300 travel voucher for mares traveling more than 200 miles to the stud. For more information, please visit the Chapel Stud website. There...

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Bangkok Retired to Chapel Stud

Multiple group winner Bangkok (Ire) (Australia {GB}--Tanaghum {GB}, by Darshaan {GB}) has been retired to Chapel Stud in the UK for 2022. A fee will be announced at a later date for the dual-purpose stallion. The bay, who was bred by Barronstown Stud, will stand at Chapel on behalf of owner/breeder Simon Davies. The deal was brokered by Billy Jackson-Stops of JS Bloodstock Consultancy. A 500,000gns Tattersalls October Book 1 yearling, Bangkok raced in the colours of King Power Racing. Trained by Andrew Balding, his best win was in the...

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Berkshire Rocco Possible for Sheema Classic

The G1 Dubai Sheema Classic is a potential March target for G1 St Leger second Berkshire Rocco (Fr) (Sir Percy {GB}) according to trainer Andrew Balding. Since taking the Listed Noel Murless S. in October, the colt returned to be the runner-up in the H H the Amir Trophy in Qatar on Feb. 20. "He ran a smashing race," said Balding. "It was his first run for a while, and he's entitled to come on for that. All being well, he might head towards Meydan for the Sheema Classic. He's...

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Enable One of Eight in Vintage Coral-Eclipse

Juddmonte's Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) is set for a stern test on her eagerly-awaited return to the track on Sunday, with Ghaiyyath (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) one of her key rivals in an eight-strong entry for the G1 Coral-Eclipse at Sandown. The dual Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner is set to reappear for the first time since she lost her 12-race unbeaten sequence when runner-up to Waldgeist (GB) (Galileo {Ire}) in pursuit of her hat-trick in Paris last October. John Gosden's brilliant mare will be defending her Sandown crown, having...

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