Champers Elysees

Tattersalls Ireland November Flat Sale Catalogue Online

Tattersalls Ireland has released the catalogue for its November Flat Sale on Nov. 13. The November Flat Sale has produced pattern-race winners like G1 Matron S. victress Champers Elysees (GB) (Elzaam {Aus}), G2 Norfolk S. and GII Franklin-Simpson S. winner The Lir Jet (Ire) (Prince Of Lir {Ire}) and G2 Greenlands S. scorer Gustavus Weston (Ire) (Equiano {Fr}). Highlights among this year's catalogue include a yearling colt by Acclamation (GB) out of champion 2-year-old filly and winner producer Hooray (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) (lot 1380), from the family of this...

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Irish Guineas Hangs In The Balance

Saturday's Curragh card which features the G1 Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas is in doubt after 35 millimetres of rain hit the track overnight Thursday. With a morning inspection called, chief executive Pat Keogh is hoping for a turnaround with the course currently waterlogged in places. "We got a lot more rain than we anticipated overnight. We were forecast 15 millimetres at the most in the last 24 hours," he explained on Friday. "It's come completely out of left field, unfortunately. The track would not be raceable today. We'll just have...

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The Hunt For Champers At Tatts Ireland

Tattersalls Ireland's 2020 slate of flat sales comes to a belated close on Wednesday when the firm stages its November Flat Foal and Breeding Stock Sale, this year enhanced by a 109-strong yearling section. The sale was originally slated to be held on Nov. 13, but--like the company's November National Hunt Sale over the weekend--was moved when Ireland went back into stage five lockdown last month. The sale ring at Fairyhouse has now swung back into action, however, and this sale rides the momentum of a fruitful season on the...

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Yoshida Purchases Champers Elysees

Teruya Yoshida of Shadai Farm has purchased the recent G1 Matron S. winner Champers Elysees (GB) (Elzaam {Aus}) from Dublin-based syndicate Fitzwilliam Racing. The 3-year-old filly was selected by trainer Johnny Murtagh and Eddie Linehan for €28,000 from the 2018 Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale and was one of 10 yearlings in Fitzwilliam Racing's third intake. She broke her maiden on her fourth start at The Curragh last year and was second in Naas's Birdcatcher H. She has gone unbeaten in four tries this year, winning at handicap and listed...

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Irish Yearling Season Begins In Newmarket

The symbiotic relationship between the Irish and British racing and bloodstock industries has never been so evident as it is on Monday as the Irish yearling sale season gets underway at Park Paddocks in Newmarket with the relocated Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale. As has been the case so far this year with other bloodstock sales and indeed other global industries, expectations have been tempered as travel restrictions and economic woes have understandably had and will continue to have a detrimental effect on the selling of future racehorses. Participants, however,...

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Armstrongs In Line For Profitable Sale

There is a general feeling of relief this year that the yearling sales are taking place at all. While some of the key indices are down on previous years there is comfort to be found in the strong clearance rates experienced at the sales thus far and even more comfort to be taken by some of the results pinhookers have had from their investments of 2019. For siblings Chris and Tara Armstrong this year could be one of the more memorable ones for their young pinhooking operation from Beechvale Stud....

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Champers Elysees Takes the Fairy Bridge

Two progressive 3-year-old fillies fought out the finish of Wednesday's rescheduled G3 Coolmore No Nay Never Fairy Bridge S., with Fitzwilliam Racing's Champers Elysees (Ire) (Elzaam {Aus}) emerging on top of Haras de Saint Pair's Pearls Galore (Fr) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) in what could turn out to be a signpost to bigger things for both. Last seen winning by seven lengths in the Listed Corrib Fillies S. over seven furlongs at Galway July 28, Champers Elysees who traded as the 5-6 favourite going an extra half furlong here tracked the...

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Murtagh Could Have Two-Strong Matron Challenge

Trainer Johnny Murtagh has the G1 Matron S. at Leopardstown on Irish Champions Weekend Sept. 12 as a goal for two fillies in his stable, though one has another hurdle to clear beforehand. Qatar Racing homebred Know It All (GB) (Lord Kanaloa {Jpn}) punched her ticket when following up a victory in the G3 Derrinstown Stud Fillies S. with a third-place finish in the G1 Prix Rothschild on Aug. 2. Last out listed winner Champers Elysees (Ire) (Elzaam {Aus}), meanwhile, will take the next step in the G3 Fairy Bridge...

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