Blue Diamond Stud

Breeders' Cup Filly And Mare Turf Next For Nashwa

Classic heroine Nashwa (GB) (Frankel {GB}) has exited her close second in the G1 Prix de l'Opera in good order and will travel to Keeneland in November to contest the GI Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf, according to owner Imad Al Sagar's racing manager Teddy Grimthorpe. Blue Diamond Stud's retained rider Hollie Doyle will ride the bay. The Blue Diamond Stud homebred took the May 14 Listed Haras de Bouquetot Fillies' Trial S. and was third in the G1 Cazoo Oaks in early June. She gained her Classic laurel...

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Classic Deauville Debut For Blue Diamond Stud

Blue Diamond Stud is by no means a new name in the industry, and it has been in the news plenty this season courtesy of the dual Group 1 winner Nashwa (GB) (Frankel {GB}), but where it has not been seen before is on the list of yearling consignors. That changes this week with the stud's debut selling yearlings under its own banner at the Arqana August Sale. And as debuts go, it is a pretty dazzling one as the stud's owner Imad Al Sagar will be offering a sibling...

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Seven Days: A Coronation in Chantilly

Just when you thought a fully-charged Royal Ascot couldn't be topped, along came Hollie Doyle.  The royal meeting was sadly missing The Queen for all five days this year but, France's republican tendencies aside, there are few in the racing world who would deny that Doyle is now the queen of Chantilly after reaching yet another milestone to become the first woman to ride a Group 1 Classic winner in Europe. Her great triumph came aboard Nashwa (GB) (Frankel {GB}) for Imad Al Sagar, who was achieving an important landmark...

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Epsom Beckons Once More For Al Sagar

It is 15 years since Authorized (Ire) (Montjeu {Ire}) streaked down the hill at Epsom to give Frankie Dettori his first win in the Derby. For the colt's owners Imad Al Sagar and Saleh Al Homaizi it was also a first Derby victory, but it was their second Classic winner in as many years as Araafa (Ire) (Mull Of Kintyre {Ire})) had landed the previous season's Irish 2,000 Guineas before going on to win the St James's Palace S. Such success at the highest level for the duo who had...

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Nashwa Confirmed For Cazoo Oaks

Listed winner Nashwa (GB) (Frankel {GB}) will take part in the June 3 G1 Cazoo Oaks, owner Imad Al Sagar's racing manager Teddy Grimthorpe confirmed on Saturday. The Blue Diamond Stud homebred is two-for-three, running third in a Newmarket maiden last autumn, before trotting up over a mile at Haydock en route to 'TDN Risingstardom' on Apr. 23. Trained by John and Thady Gosden, the daughter of listed winner and G1 Prix Jean Romanet runner-up Princess Loulou (Ire) (Pivotal {GB}) then delivered a 1 3/4-length victory under Hollie Doyle in...

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From The Breeders At ParisLongchamp

PARIS, France--When Coroebus (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) beat Native Trail (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}) to give Godolphin a one-two in the QIPCO 2000 Guineas, it was the perfect finishing order for the operation as breeders, with Coroebus representing three generations of Darley/Godolphin breeding. He is also out of a mare by Teofilo (Ire) and from a family which had already given Sheikh Mohammed a dual winner of his beloved Dubai World Cup. In Paris on Sunday, another son of the Darley lynchpin Dubawi, Modern Games (Ire), added a French Classic to...

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Frankel's TDN Rising Star Nashwa Sparkles in Newbury's Oaks Trial

Suddenly, it looks like the Gosdens have a quandary regarding the Oaks after Imad Al Sagar's TDN Rising Star Nashwa (GB) (Frankel {GB}) threw her hat into the ring with a sparkling display in Newbury's Listed Haras De Bouquetot Fillies' Trial S. on Saturday. With much of the space available for the Epsom Classic already taken up with the stable's Emily Upjohn (GB) (Sea the Stars {Ire}), it may be to Chantilly that this talented individual heads for the June 19 G1 Prix de Diane so as to avoid a...

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Frankel's Nashwa Earns TDN Rising Star Tag With Daylight Romp

Imad Al Sagar's 3-year-old filly Nashwa (GB) (Frankel {GB}) ran third contesting a hot Newmarket novices' heat over seven furlongs in her only prior start last October and illuminated Haydock's Saturday fixture with an impressive 6 1/2-length romp to earn 'TDN Rising Star' status on seasonal return in the Pendleton EBF Fillies' Novice S., going just shy of one mile. The eventual winner was reined back to employ patient tactics behind the leaders in fifth after a sharp getaway. Looming large out wide on the bridle passing the quarter-mile marker,...

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Lord Grimthorpe Appointed Racing Manager To Imad Al Sagar

Lord 'Teddy' Grimthorpe has been appointed as racing manager to Imad Al Sagar, whose Blue Diamond Stud has recently undergone a major restructure.  A widely respected figure in the racing world who last November took on the role of chairman of the National Stud, Grimthorpe was racing manager for more than 20 years to Prince Khalid Abdullah of Juddmonte Farms, who died a year ago this week.  Grimthorpe has replaced Tony Nerses and will begin in his new position in February. In addition to his National Stud role, he is...

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Martin Dwyer Appointed Second Retained Jockey to Imad Al Sagar

Martin Dwyer has been named as second retained jockey of Imad Al Sagar of Blue Diamond Stud. Hollie Doyle is first retained rider for Al Sagar. "We are delighted to add Martin Dwyer to our team," said Imad Al Sagar in a statement. "I look forward to working with him and envisage a fruitful partnership. Hollie Doyle remains our first jockey. However, the addition of such an experienced and Classic-winning rider such as Martin Dwyer gives us another dimension and adds further support to our team." Dwyer booted hom Sir...

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Hollie Doyle Becomes Retained Jockey for Imad Al Sagar

Hollie Doyle has been appointed the retained jockey for Imad Al Sagar of Blue Diamond Stud. Al Sagar has been part owner of Classic-winning colts turned sires Authorized (Ire) (Montjeu {Ire}) and Araafa (Ire) (Mull Of Kintyre), as well as MG1SW Decorated Knight (GB) (Galileo {Ire}) among others. "We are thrilled to add Hollie Doyle to our team," said Al Sagar in a statement. "We have all been impressed with how Hollie has risen to become one of the best of her profession. She is an extremely dedicated, strong and...

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