Cheveley Park Stud

Fifty Not Out For Sir Mark Prescott

This year will go down as one of the strangest in living memory. If in January you'd announced to owners and trainers that there would be no racing for two and a half months, it would have been met with widespread incredulity. But that was the situation in which British racing found itself in mid-March and, though the timing was a little off, it wasn't too dissimilar to how things used to be for the predominantly Flat racing heartland of Newmarket before the advent of all-weather racing through the winter...

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Cheveley Park Unveils 2021 Roster

Led again by champion sire Pivotal (GB) (Polar Falcon), Cheveley Park announced their 2021 stallion roster on Monday. Sire of two Group 1 winners among his quintet of black-type winners this term, the 27-year-old Pivotal will again stand for a private fee in 2021. As a broodmare sire, he is responsible for 14 black-type winners, four at the Group 1 level, just this year. Dutch Art (GB) (Medicean {GB}) will also again be at a private fee for 2021. Studs around the world are reducing fees due to the ongoing...

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Foret Hat Trick the Aim for One Master

MG1SW One Master (GB) (Fastnet Rock {Aus}), who won the 2018 and 2019 editions of the G1 Prix de la Foret on Arc Day, is on course for a third attempt, trainer William Haggas revealed. A winner of the G3 Oak Tree S. at Goodwood this July, the Lael Stables homebred has been runner-up in her past two starts-the G2 City of York S. on Aug. 22 and the Sept. 12 G2 Park S. at Doncaster last out. Haggas said, "She ran very well. She's just been unfortunate, but that's...

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Rumble Inthejungle to Stand at Norman Court Stud

GSW & G1SP Rumble Inthejungle (Ire) (Bungle Inthejungle {GB}-Guana {Ire}, by Dark Angel {Ire}) has been secured by Norman Court Stud for stallion duty  and will stand the 4-year-old at its Salisbury nursery in 2021. Bred by Patrick Gleeson in Ireland and a €52,000 Goffs November Foal Sale RNA, the chestnut blossomed into a £70,000 Goffs UK Premier yearling on the bid of Bobby O'Ryan on behalf of Rebel Racing. Trained by Richard Spencer, Rumble Inthejungle got off the mark at first asking at Salisbury in May of his juvenile...

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Threat Anchors Tattersalls August Catalogue

MGSW Threat (Ire) (Footstepsinthesand {GB}) is the highest-rated horse at 112 in the 774-strong inaugural Tattersalls August Sale catalogue, which was released on Sunday. Consigned by Richard Hannon's East Everleigh Stables for Cheveley Park Stud as lot 469, the chestnut is one of 541 colts and geldings in and out of training set to go under the hammer from Aug. 24-26. There are also 214 fillies in and out of training, as well as 19 broodmares set to sell in Newmarket. A winner of the G2 Gimcrack S. and the...

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Oodnadatta Back In Action At Killarney

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. Today's Observations features the debut of a seven-figure Tattersalls October Book 1 yearling. 3.40 Windsor, Novice, £5,400, 3yo/up, 10fT PROPRIETY (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}) debuts for the long-established and successful Cheveley Park Stud-Sir Michael Stoute axis, having been added to David and Patricia Thompson's enviable broodmare band for 1.2million gns...

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First Group One For Cieren Fallon As Oxted Wins the July Cup

Last year's champion apprentice Cieren Fallon completed his meteoric rise to prominence on Saturday when steering Oxted (GB) (Mayson {GB}) to glory in Newmarket's G1 Darley July Cup, one of the top races to evade his legendary jockey father. Having his first ride in a pattern race when partnering the Roger Teal-trained 4-year-old to success in the G3 Abernant S. over this six-furlong trip on the Rowley Mile June 5, the budding talent had the 12-1 shot positioned near the early pace before committing on the approach to two out....

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The Importance of Mentors: Chris Richardson

Who has been the biggest inspiration in your career and why? CR: I find it hard to select just one person as my career has been shaped and influenced by a number of people however, the first person would be my brother, Tim, (along with his wife, Mimi), who encouraged me the most when he suggested I join him in France during my school holidays in the early 1970s.  At the time, Tim was managing the Haras de la Verrerie for Monsieur Elie de Brignac in Normandy. Tim later offered...

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The Importance Of Mentors: Julian Dollar

Who has been the biggest inspiration in your career? JD: As a child growing up, I never had any interest in running a stud farm, but I've always loved riding horses, especially hunting and cross country.  My first inspiration was my Grandfather, Gar Barker. He was a legendary figure on the hunting field and a wonderful horseman. He only rode Thoroughbreds and they'd all be beautifully behaved. He'd ride them on the end of the buckle and with the lightest of touches. I always wanted to ride like that. Later...

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Under The Radar: Cabaletta

In the latest installment of his Under The Radar series, Tom Frary looks at Cheveley Park Stud's 'TDN Rising Star' Cabaletta. CABALETTA (GB), f, 3, Mastercraftsman (Ire)--Allegretto (Ire) (Hwt. Older Mare-Eng at 11-14f, Hwt. Older Mare-Eng at 14f+, Hwt. Older Mare-Eng at 13 1/2 f+, G1SW-Fr, MGSW & MG1SP-Eng, $962,172), by Galileo (Ire). Trained by Roger Varian, Cabaletta promises to be the best progeny so far out of the operation's G1 Prix Royal-Oak, G2 Goodwood Cup and G2 Park Hill S. heroine Allegretto. Grey like her illustrious relatives Last Second...

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New Group 1 Winner For Pivotal

Cheveley Park Stud's seemingly ageless Pivotal (GB) added Group 1 winner number 31 to his haul in Australia on Saturday when the William Haggas-trained, Tom Marquand-ridden Addeybb (Ire) took the 2000 metre G1 Ranvet S. at Rosehill by a half-length. Back in third was another son of Pivotal, Godolphin's Avilius (GB). Avilius is a triple Group 1 winner himself and took this race last year. Pivotal, at age 27, is still covering a select book of around 30 mares at Cheveley Park for a private fee. Cheveley Park Managing Director...

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Unfortunately Sires First Foal

The first foal for Group 1-winning 2-year-old Unfortunately (Ire) (Society Rock {Ire}) is a colt out of Heartsong (Ire) (Kheleyf) bred by Mrs RJ Gallagher and born last week at Batsford Stud. Unfortunately won the G1 Prix Morny and G2 Prix Robert Papin at two and the G3 Renaissance S. at three. He was officially rated 117 and named champion 2-year-old in France. After standing his first season at Cheveley Park Stud, Unfortunately has moved this year to Springfield House Stud but remains under Cheveley Park's management.

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