Camelot (GB)

Half To Elliptique Set For Fontainebleau 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. Friday's Observations features a half-brother to a Group 1 winner. 12.35 Fontainebleau, Mdn, €27,000, unraced 2yo, f, 9fT Jeff Smith's hitherto unraced SPELLBINDER (GB) (Camelot {GB}) is a homebred half-sister to MGSW G1 Prix Ganay placegetter Norse King (Fr) (Norse Dancer {Ire}). In common with that sibling and several...

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Half-Sister To Dewhurst Hero Chaldean Anchors Tattersalls December Foal Catalogue

A Kingman (GB) half-sister to G1 Dewhurst S. hero Chaldean (GB) (Frankel {GB}) (lot 1025) is one of the highlights of the 1172-strong catalogue for the Tattersalls December Foal Sale which is now online. The sale will be held from Nov. 23-26 and will begin at 10 a.m. each day. There are a total of 161 full- or half-siblings to group and listed winners, among them 11 Group 1 winners. Besides the Kingman filly offered by Whitsbury Manor Stud, half-brothers to G1 1000 Guineas heroine Cachet (Ire) (Aclaim {Ire}) (lot...

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Camelot's Bluestocking A New Rising Star At Salisbury

Initiating a treble for the talent-rich Ralph Beckett juvenile team at Salisbury on Thursday, Juddmonte's Bluestocking (GB) (Camelot {GB}) sparkled on debut to earn TDN Rising Star status in the card's opener. Sent off a 9-1 shot for division one of the Byerley Stud British EBF Novice S. over a mile, the daughter of the operation's G1 Matron S. heroine Emulous (GB) (Dansili {GB}) was keen early for Rob Hornby buried mid-pack. At work with over two furlongs remaining, the homebred had to go to the far rail for a...

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Beylerbeyi Back In Action At Chantilly

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. Thursday's Observations features 'TDN Rising Star' Beylerbeyi (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}). 1.25 Salisbury, Novice, £9,500, 2yo, 8fT BLUESTOCKING (GB) (Camelot {GB}) is the fifth foal out of Juddmonte's G1 Matron S. heroine Emulous (GB) (Dansili {GB}) and another in the silks to start her career with Ralph Beckett. Heading...

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Four Yearlings By Top Sires Supplemented To Goffs Orby Sale Including A Galileo Filly

Four yearlings--by Galileo (Ire), Sea The Stars (Ire), Dark Angel (Ire), and Camelot (GB)--have been supplemented to the upcoming Goffs Orby Yearling Sale on Sept. 27-28. From Baroda Stud is lot 229A, a filly by the late, great Galileo (Ire). She is a daughter of Group 3 winner and multiple Group 1-placed Wind Chimes (GB) (Mastercraftsman {GB}). A filly by Sea The Stars and out of Aegean Girl (Ire) (Henrythenavigator) (lot 315A) also hails from the draft of Baroda Stud. Aegean Girl is a half-sister to G3 Bengough S. hero...

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Son Of Rockfel Victrix Lucida Set For Sandown 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. Wednesday's Observations features a son of Dubawi (Ire) and the G2 Rockfel S. heroine Lucida (Ire) (Shamardal). 14.45 Great Yarmouth, Mdn, £14,000, 2yo, 7f 3yT John and Thady Gosden trainee OBELIX (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}), who will sport KHK Racing's G1 St Leger-winning colours, bumped into a good...

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Camelot's Luxembourg Prevails In Irish Champion Thriller

Saturday's G1 Irish Champion S. at Leopardstown, a "Win And You're In" for the GI Breeders' Cup Turf in at Keeneland in November, turned out every bit as exhilarating as it had promised, with no hint of fluke or ill fortune and a cluster in contention approaching the furlong pole. That was before Ballydoyle's comeback kid Luxembourg (Ire) (Camelot {GB}) forged ahead late on to deny the TDN Rising Star Onesto (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) in another stirring finish in which this race tends to specialise. We can now say with...

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Camelot's Alexandroupolis Earns TDN Rising Star Tag On Debut

Coolmore and Westerberg's 2-year-old colt Alexandroupolis (Ire) (Camelot {GB}--Jazz Cat {Ire}, by Tamayuz {GB}), who is a 240,000gns Tattersalls October Book 2 graduate loaded with Group 1 entries, was let go at odds of 17-2 for Tuesday's Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden over an extended mile at Galway and displayed a rare turn of foot in the closing stages to outclass overmatched opposition for a 'TDN Rising Star'. The eventual winner settled in a midfield seventh through the early fractions of this debut. Taking closer order rounding the home turn,...

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Luxembourg's Brother Off The Mark At The Curragh

Racing for the third time in The Curragh's Coolmore Arizona Irish EBF Maiden over a mile on Saturday, Ballydoyle's Hiawatha (Ire) (Camelot {GB}) delivered in style under Ryan Moore. Always happy on the front end, the full-brother to Luxembourg (Ire) who was runner-up at Killarney July 11 and at Galway July 30 justified 5-4 favouritism by 3 1/2 lengths from Fleetfoot (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}). Turned over by Jim Bolger's Serious Challenge (Ire) (Fracas {Ire}) over an extended mile at the Galway festival last time, the full-brother to last year's G1...

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Luxembourg Back On Top In Curragh Comeback

It may not have been the wide-margin success prohibitive odds of 2-9 might have implied beforehand, but Westerberg and Coolmore's G1 Futurity Trophy hero and G1 2000 Guineas third Luxembourg (Ire) (Camelot {GB}--Attire {Ire}, by Danehill Dancer {Ire}) was on the comeback trail from his storied muscular woes in Saturday's G3 Fitzdares Royal Whip S. at the Curragh and not only proved his wellbeing, but much, much more with an impressively game performance in the card's 10-furlong feature. The day's star attraction was allowed find his own rhythm and stalked...

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Former Derby Favourite Luxembourg To Return In Royal Whip

The Coolmore partners' Luxembourg (Ire) (Camelot {GB}), a one-time G1 Cazoo Derby favourite until meeting with a setback in the spring, will reappear in the G3 Royal Whip S., according to trainer Aidan O'Brien. Held at the Curragh on Aug. 13, the 10-furlong event will be the starting point for the G1 Vertem Futurity Trophy S. and G2 Beresford S. hero. If all goes well in the Royal Whip, a start in the Sept. 10 G1 Irish Champion S. is also possible for the 3-year-old colt later in the season....

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Camelot's Sammarco Pounces For Munich Group 1 Triumph

The elders smothered last week's G1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth S. at Ascot, dominating once more in this week's G1 Sussex S. at Goodwood, but the Class of 2019 landed a telling counterpunch as Gestut Park Wiedingen's homebred G1 Deutsches Derby hero Sammarco (Ger) (Camelot {GB}--Saloon Sold {Ger} {SP-Ger}, by Soldier Hollow {GB}) annexed the latest elite-level clash of the generations, doing so with aplomb, in Sunday's 10-furlong G1 Grosser Dallmayr-Preis - Bayerisches Zuchtrennen at Munich. Sammarco, who saluted in his Oct. 31 debut at Halle, suffered his...

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