Barney Roy (GB)

Half-Brother to Barney Roy in Line For Wolverhampton Debut

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 Observations features a half-brother to Group 1 winner Barney Roy. 17.30 Wolverhampton, Mdn, £9,950, 2yo, 8f 142y (AWT) Godolphin's hitherto unraced ARABIAN TRIBE (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) is a 750,000gns Tattersalls October Book 1 half-brother to four-time Group 1 winner Barney Roy (GB) (Excelebration {Ire}) and he encounters nine...

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Barney Roy One of Eight G1SWs in Bahrain Trophy

MG1SW Barney Roy (GB) (Excelebration {Ire}) leads an octet of Group 1 winners among the entries for the second edition of the £500,000 Bahrain International Trophy, the Rashid Equestrian & Horseracing Club. Sixty-one horses from Britain (22), Ireland (14), France (9), Bahrain (6), the UAE (6), Norway (2), Japan (1) and Germany (1) hold entries for the 2000-metre race at Sakhir Racecourse on Friday, Nov. 20. A four-time Group 1 winner, the Godolphin colourbearer saluted in the G1 Longines Grosser Preis von Baden last out on Sept. 13. "It's a...

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Barney Roy Battles to Further German Glory

Godolphin's well-travelled Barney Roy (GB) (Excelebration {Ire}), fresh from success in July's G1 Grosser Dallmayr-Preis - Bayerisches Zuchtrennen at Munich and a fourth in last month's G1 Preis von Europa at Cologne, added another elite-level victory to his resume with a battling victory in Sunday's Longines-sponsored 148th Grosser Preis von Baden. Rider James Doyle employed patient tactics, passing the judge in fifth, before improving one spot along the backstraight. Scrubbed along and fanning wide for his challenge off the home turn, the 4-1 second favourite was ridden to the fore...

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Barney Roy's German Adventure Yields A Third Group 1 Success

Godolphin's well-travelled Barney Roy (GB) (Excelebration {Ire}) began this latest European campaign with a third in Royal Ascot's G1 Prince of Wales's S. last month and the gelded bay was all heart to claim Sunday's G1 Grosser Dallmayr-Preis - Bayerisches Zuchtrennen at Munich. The even-money favourite sported temporary headgear during the preliminaries of the 10-furlong contest and the soothing effect contributed to a smooth passage off the clear leaders in rear for the most part. Making headway in the straight when ridden along with a quarter-mile remaining, he joined the...

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Pinatubo Possible for Prix Jean Prat

Charlie Appleby will make a decision after watching Pinatubo (Ire) (Shamardal) work at the weekend regarding his participation in the G1 Qatar Prix Jean Prat at Deauville. The Newmarket handler is leaning towards the seven-furlong Group 1 on Sunday week as the next target for last year's champion 2-year-old, who has met with defeat in both of his starts this season. Having finished third on his first start over a mile in the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket, the Sharmardal colt subsequently found only Palace Pier (GB) (Kingman {GB}) too strong...

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Mare of the Moment: Alina

Recognising breeders' achievements, the Mare of the Moment Is run in association with the Irish National Stud. The owner of the mare will receive a personalised headcollar. This month's prize goes to Alina (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), the dam of Barney Roy (GB) (Excelebration {Ire}). At just 10 years old, Alina has already paid her way and then some as a broodmare. From five registered foals she has produced three winners, including dual Group 1 winner Barney Roy, who was last seen winning the G1 Jebel Hatta on Super Saturday at...

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Barney Roy Anchors Thursday's Meydan Group Action

2017 G1 St James's Palace S. hero Barney Roy (GB) (Excelebration {Ire}) makes his Dubai debut in the grassy G2 Al Rashidiya over 1800 metres at Meydan on Thursday, as the Dubai World Cup Carnival takes another step toward Super Saturday and then Dubai World Cup night itself. One of four in the race for Godolphin, the Charlie Appleby-trained gelding who made an abortive attempt at stud in 2018, won the Listed Prix de Montretout at ParisLongchamp last May. He was a last out eighth in the G1 Queen Anne...

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