Cheveley Park Stud

Dutch Art Retires; Cheveley Park Stud Fees Announced

Cheveley Park Stud's Ulysses (Ire), sire of three Group 3 winners this year including the Derby-placed White Birch (GB), has been trimmed to a fee of £9,000 in 2024, having been at £10,000 for the last three seasons.  His fellow resident Twilight Son (GB) will stand at £6,000, which is also a small reduction from his fee for this year. The Group 1-winning sprinter was responsible for seven black-type performers this season, including the listed winner Vetivier (GB). Twilight Son covered 35 mares this year, while Ulysses covered 50. The...

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'The One We All Want To See': Auguste Rodin Delivers Epic Turf Win

ARCADIA, USA -- They got what they came for. Breeders' Cup Saturday delivered two storybook results right off the bat: victory for the fabled Cody's Wish (Curlin) and a 15th win at the championships for Frankie Dettori, whose thoughts of retirement are now firmly consigned to the past. And that was just in the first two races. Amid a huddle of reporters by the tunnel entrance as the runners went to post for the GI Breeders' Cup Turf, one of the most seasoned of American racing writers muttered, "The suspense...

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Dettori Magic Grants Frankel First Breeders' Cup Winner With Inspiral In Filly & Mare Turf

Cheveley Park Stud homebred INSPIRAL (GB) (Frankel {GB}--Starscope {GB}, by Selkirk) became the first Breeders' Cup winner for her Juddmonte sire with a narrow victory over dual Group 1 winner Warm Heart (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) in the $2-million GI Maker's Mark Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf on Saturday. It was the second win in the race for Cheveley Park's Thompson family, who also took the 2016 edition with Queen's Trust (GB) (Dansili {GB}). One of the back-markers crossing the dirt in the 1 1/4-mile contest, the 5-2 favorite found...

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Inspiral Gives Frankie His 500th Newmarket Win In The Sun Chariot

Frankie's farewell tour took another notable turn on Saturday as Cheveley Park Stud's brilliant Inspiral (GB) (Frankel {GB}-- Starscope {GB}, by Selkirk) dominated the G1 Sun Chariot S. to provide the rider with his 500th Newmarket winner. Always travelling like the clear-best filly in the line-up with Dettori keen to wait behind the leader, the 10-11 favourite was unleashed towards the far rail three out and surged to the line with relish to score by 3 3/4 lengths from Mqse De Sevigne (Ire) (Siyouni {Fr}), with Heredia (GB) (Dark Angel...

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Inspiral Set for Stab at Sun Chariot

Chevely Park Stud's homebred Inspiral (GB) (Frankel {GB}) will race next in Newmarket's G1 Sun Chariot S. on Oct. 7, skipping a trip to the Irish Champions Festival, Cheveley Park Stud's managing director Chris Richardson said. The 4-year-old filly captured the G1 Prix du Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard Jacques le Marois at Deauville on Aug. 13 in her most recent start, which secured her spot in the gate for the GI Breeders' Cup Mile at Santa Anita in November. The Sun Chariot provides a four-week lead into the Breeders' Cup. "She's...

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Frankie Makes It Eight In The Jacques le Marois On Frankel's Inspiral

It had to happen and thankfully it did. Frankie's final ride at Deauville was one for the memory store on Sunday, as one of the world's finest of all time engineered a super-smooth eighth victory in the G1 Prix du Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard Jacques le Marois out of Cheveley Park Stud's Rolls Royce Inspiral (GB) (Frankel {GB}--Starscope {GB}, by Selkirk). Showing why he is and has been so prominent in his trade for so long, the Italian judged the pace set by Big Rock (Fr) (Rock Of Gibraltar {Ire}) to...

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Mayson On The Move

Mayson (GB) has been sold to his part-owner and breeder David Armstrong and will leave Cheveley Park Stud after completing 11 breeding seasons.  The 15-year-old son of Invincible Spirit (Ire) is out of the Pivotal (GB) mare Mayleaf (GB) and won five of his 18 starts for Richard Fahey, including the G1 July Cup and G3 Palace House S., as well as being beaten just a neck when second in the G1 Prix de l'Abbaye. At stud, he has been represented by the G1 King's Stand S. and July Cup...

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Two Wildcards Added to Tattersalls July Sale

Two wildcards have been added to the upcoming Tattersalls July Sale--set to take place from Tuesday, July 11 through Friday, July 14--including White Jasmine (Ire) (Dark Angel [Ire]), a full-sister to this year's G1 Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee S. winner Khaadem and the first mare in foal to champion and six-time Group 1 winner Baaeed (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) ever to be sold at public auction. She joins the 3-year-old gelding Ethical Diamond (Ire) (Awtaad {Ire}), fresh of his maiden score at Limerick last month, as additions to the...

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'It Gives Us Confidence Knowing That We Have Done This Before': Inspiral Resumes at Royal Ascot

With Royal Ascot looming large on the horizon, and racing about to switch from Newmarket's Rowley Mile to the July Course, John and Thady Gosden and Charlie Appleby took advantage of the latter for racecourse gallops for some of their Ascot runners on Tuesday morning.  Cheveley Park Stud's homebred Inspiral (GB) (Frankel {GB}) was out first under Frankie Dettori ahead of what will be her first start since QIPCO British Champions Day last October. The treble Group 1 winner is heading to the G1 Queen Anne S. on the opening...

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Order Of Australia One Of The Highlights Of The Tattersalls July Sale Catalogue

The 961-strong Tattersalls July Sale catalogue, featuring GI Breeders' Cup Mile winner Order Of Australia (Ire) (Australia {GB}), is now online. Set for July 11-14, the catalogue is divided between 947 horses and fillies in/out of training and 114 broodmares, six of which have foals at foot. Consigned as lot 236 as part of The Castlebridge Consignment, the 6-year-old entire is a half-brother to multiple Group/Grade 1 winners Iridessa (Ire) (Ruler Of The World {Ire}) and Santa Barbara (Ire) (Camelot {GB}). Large drafts from Cheveley Park Stud, Godolphin, Juddmonte, and...

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Cheveley Park Stud's Sacred Powers To Chartwell Triumph

Cheveley Park Stud's Sacred (GB) (Exceed And Excel {Aus}--Sacre Caroline, by Blame) had failed in three prior attempts at Group 1 level, but top-table options remain open after she collected a third pattern-race triumph in Saturday's recalibrated G3 Fitzdares Chartwell Fillies' S. at Lingfield. She was making her first start on a synthetic surface here and 2021's G3 Nell Gwyn S. and G2 Hungerford S. victrix returned to action for this seven-furlong heat coming back off a second over the same trip in October's G2 Challenge S. at Newmarket. Sacred...

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Observations: Theoryofeverything Impressive at Doncaster

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 recap of the day's races, including a strong performance from Theoryofeverything (GB) (Frankel {GB}). HOW THEY FARED 2.00 Leopardstown, Mdn, €12,000, 3yo, f, 8fT Tender Kiss (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), the first foal out of Marsha (Ire) (Acclamation {GB}), never looked likely to get involved and...

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