Call The Wind

Strength In Depth On Saudi Cup Undercard

The first three home in last year's Red Sea Turf Handicap have all returned to Riyadh for this $2.5 million staying contest over 3,000 metres. The trio is led by the George Strawbridge homebred Call The Wind (GB) (Frankel {GB}), whose victory over Mekong (GB) (Frankel {GB}) and Prince Of Arran (GB) (Shirocco {Ger}) was followed through the French summer with wins in the G3 Prix de Barbeville and G2 Prix Kergorlay.  Freddy Head, who arrived in Saudi in time to see the 7-year-old have an easy canter on Thursday...

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Head Gives Update on Stable Stars

Exciting filly Khayzaraan (GB) (Kingman {GB}) could reappear at ParisLongchamp on May 11 if racing in France gets the go-ahead to resume on that date. France Galop announced on Wednesday evening that plans were in place for a resumption of the sport behind closed doors next month, subject to the necessary Government clearance. Should that be the case, Freddy Head has the option of taking in the G3 Prix de la Grotte with the Sheikh Hamdan-owned daughter of Kingman, before hopefully heading back to Paris for the G1 Poule d'Essai...

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Another Sky on Derby Trajectory

Trainer Freddy Head will prepare George Strawbridge's Another Sky (Fr) (Le Havre {Ire}) for the Prix du Jockey Club after the colt made an impressive debut at Chantilly to become the newest 'TDN Rising Star.' The half-brother to 2016 G1 French Derby and G1 Champion S. winner Almanzor (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}) delighted the trainer, as he made most of the running and coasted home by 4 1/2 lengths, despite being eased down in the closing stages of the 1800-metre event over the all-weather track at Chantilly. Head revealed it...

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Frankel Exacta In The Longines Turf Cup

The international favourites may have been humbled by locally trained runners in the first two turf contests on the $29-million Saudi Cup card at King Abdulaziz Racecourse in Riyadh on Saturday, but European-trained runners powered back to fill the trifecta in the featured grass race, the $2.5-million Longines Turf Cup, with George Strawbridge's French-trained homebred Call The Wind (GB) (Frankel {GB}) leading home the British-based Mekong (GB) (Frankel {GB}) and Prince of Arran (GB) (Shirocco {Ger}) in the 3000 metre contest. Call The Wind's trainer Freddy Head had earlier in...

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Head Answering Saudi Call

In the annals of the international turf, the story of Freddy Head must feature among the most remarkable. He recorded a rare enough feat when winning back-to-back GI Breeders' Cup Miles aboard Miesque (Nureyev) in 1987 and 1988-she was the first horse to win twice at America's premier international meeting-but Head outdid even his own historic accomplishment when, as a trainer, he sent out the Wertheimers' Goldikova (Ire) (Anabaa) from his Chantilly base to win that same race in 2008, 2009 and 2010-she remains the only horse to win three...

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