Camelot (GB)

Son of Camelot Tops Goffs Day Two

KILDARE, Ireland--The momentum built up on day one of the Goffs November Foal sale carried through Tuesday when strong trade was again the order of the day. The step up in pedigree power on offer further buoyed trade and the trend of an improved set of figures also continued its upward trajectory. At the close of business, 84% of the 254 offered foals changed hands for a total sum of €7,374,500, a 49% rise admittedly from a slightly larger number offered. This contributed to an average of €34,460 (+23%) and...

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Wootton Bassett Leads 2022 Coolmore Roster

Wootton Bassett (GB) (Iffraaj {GB}), who will stand for €150,000 in 2022, leads the Coolmore Stud roster next year. Following the passing of his former stablemate, the breed-shaping Galileo (Ire) earlier this year, the dark bay has continued to burnish his reputation with 12 of his progeny winning stakes-eight at group level--in 2021. The fillies Incarville (Fr) and Zellie (Fr) took the G1 Prix Saint-Alary and G1 Prix Marcel Boussac, respectively, increasing his overall Group 1 winners to five. Juvenile colts Royal Patronage (Fr), Atomic Jones (Fr) and Topgear (Fr)...

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Camelot's Luxembourg In Control In The Futurity Trophy

Backed down to 4-6 favouritism as the heavy-hitters came out to play on Saturday, the new beau of Ballydoyle Luxembourg (Ire) (Camelot {GB}) gave his supporters a comfortable ride in Saturday's G1 Vertem Futurity Trophy at Doncaster to head into winter quarters one of the leading members of his generation. Not the quicksilver he was when taking The Curragh's G2 Beresford S. on good going Sept. 25, the Westerberg colour-bearer instead moved through this soft-ground renewal with straightforward ease as Ryan Moore sought to collect without asking a serious question....

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Camelot Colt Tops Buoyant Arqana Opener

DEAUVILLE, France--A strong opening day of the Arqana October Sale saw a colt by Camelot (GB) top proceedings at €440,000, bought late in the session by Nicolas de Watrigant of Mandore International Agency on behalf of MV Magnier. Consigned by the leading vendor Ecurie des Monceaux, lot 209 is a half-brother to the listed Prix Michel Houyvet winner Big Blue (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}). As has been seen throughout the European yearling season so far, there was a buoyant level of trade in Deauville on Monday, with figures exceeding the pre-pandemic...

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Millionaire Penja Leads Arc Sale

A Group 3 winner and Group 2-placed, 3-year-old filly Penja (Fr) (Camelot {GB}) (lot 11) brought star quality to Saturday night's Arqana Arc Sale at Saint-Cloud Racecourse, and she duly topped proceedings at €1.2 million when Stuart Boman of Blandford Bloodstock prevailed over a remote bidder on Arqana's online platform. Boman noted Penja had been bought for German owner Jurgen Satori. "We're very happy with the purchase," Boman said. "She's an exceptional filly with a fantastic acceleration. We had to fight to get her but she's worth it. We're delighted."...

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Brother of St Mark's Basilica Set For Curragh Bow

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 brother to five-time Group 1 winner St Mark's Basilica (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}).   14.00 Curragh, Mdn, €16,500, 2yo, 7fT Bob Scarborough's prolific mare Cabaret (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) has excelled in the paddocks with her nine foals headed by MG1SW sire Magna Grecia (Ire) (Invincible Spirit...

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Camelot's Luxembourg Impressive In The Beresford

Aidan O'Brien's crop of juveniles had looked short of the usual standard up to Saturday, but five minutes of action across Newmarket and The Curragh changed the conversation with the hugely exciting Luxembourg (Ire) (Camelot {GB}) doing his bit for Ballydoyle in the G2 Alan Smurfit Memorial Beresford S. Not seen since winning in style on debut in a conditions event over this mile trip at Killarney July 14, the imposing Westerberg-Coolmore representative was the subject of heavy support into 8-13 favouritism for this prize Aidan O'Brien had already won...

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O'Brien's Cazoo Derby Team Being Finalised

The G1 Cazoo Derby field is currently at 19, with as many as six Aidan O'Brien colts set to compete, including the ante-post favourite dual Group 3 winner Bolshoi Ballet (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) and G2 Beresford S. hero and G2 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Dante S. third High Definition (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), who was the Derby favourite over the winter. French Group 1 winner Van Gogh (American Pharoah), third in the G1 Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas is possible, although he is also one of 20 left in the G1 Qatar...

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Camelot's Youth Spirit Battles to Chester Vase Win

Bouncing back from a fourth in last month's Listed Feilden S. at Newmarket on seasonal comeback, Ahmad Al Shaikh's Youth Spirit (Ire) (Camelot {GB}) dented a number of Classic aspirations with a determined victory in Wednesday's G3 Chester Vase. He had bettered a debut fourth over seven furlongs at Haydock when annexing a hot Newmarket maiden tackling the same trip next time and hit the board contesting Goodwood's July 28 G2 Vintage S. in the last of three juvenile outings. The April-foaled bay was let go at 15-2 and settled...

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Classic Heroine Even So Sold to Japan

Classic winner Even So (Ire) (Camelot {GB}-Breeze Hill {Ire}, by Danehill), has been sold by Coolmore to Japan for broodmare duties, Irishracing.com reported on Saturday. Lyons's brother and assistant Shane Lyons told Irishracing.com, "Even So has gone breeding and has been sold to Japan. She was an absolute lady, had a beautiful Dr Devious-pedigree so hopefully she does well over in Japan for her new connections. "She was a superstar and to win a Classic on home soil, you couldn't get any higher. It's what dreams are made of and...

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Classic Winner Latrobe Has First Mares In Foal

Latrobe (Ire) (Camelot {GB}), a winner of the G1 Irish Derby, has his first mares scanned in foal, Haras d'Etreham announced on Monday. The listed winner and Grade 2-placed Oklahoma Seven (Fr) (Saint des Saints) and Singuna (Ger) (Black Sam Bellamy {Ire}), a half-sister to stakes winner Sarabia (Ger) (One Cool Cat), were both found to be in foal. Also a winner of the G1 Irish St leger, the dark bay stands at Haras de la Tuilerie, the National Hunt branch of Haras d'Etreham, for €4,000.

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Camelot Mare Early Leader at Keeneland November Tuesday

The 5-year-old mare Pollara (Ire) (Camelot {GB}--Brooklyn's Storm, by Storm Cat), in foal to leading sire War Front, brought a session-leading $975,000 from Ecurie de Monceaux and partners at Keeneland November Tuesday. The 2018 G3 Prix de Royaumont heroine, a 160,000gns TATOCT yearling, was campaigned by Allen Stable, Inc. and Peter Brant. She was produced by a half-sister to G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe heroine Solemia (Ire) (Poliglote {GB}). Hip 391 was consigned by Claiborne Farm, agent.

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