China Horse Club International

Veronique a Timely Purchase for Holmes

Tony Holmes has enjoyed sales success with mares he has purchased in partnership with employees of his Marula Park Stud in the past, but next week the native New Zealander and a 22-year veteran of the farm may have success on the next level when they send Veronique (Mizzen Mast) (hip 244D) through the ring during Monday's first session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. Holmes purchased the mare, in foal to Mastery, privately after she RNA'd for $22,000 at last year's Keeneland November sale. It was 10 months...

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New Bay's Saffron Beach Wins the Oh So Sharp

Having impressed when scoring on debut in a seven-furlong Sept. 26 Newmarket maiden, Saffron Beach (Ire) (New Bay {GB}) returned to the same course and distance to enhance her reputation in Friday's G3 Godolphin Lifetime Care Oh So Sharp S. at Newmarket. Settled in second early by Adam Kirby, the 9-4 favourite took over passing the two-furlong pole and asserted for a half-length success from Thank You Next (Ire) (No Nay Never), with Shine For You (GB) (Siyouni {Fr}) 1 1/4 lengths away in third. "She's quite a nice filly...

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Cobh First Black-Type Winner For Kodi Bear

Rathbarry Stud's Kodi Bear (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) was handed his first black-type winner on Friday as Cobh (Ire) captured Salisbury's Listed Irish Stallion Farms EBF Stonehenge S. Runner-up in the Listed Pat Eddery S. at Ascot July 25, China Horse Club International's bay tracked the early pace before taking over passing the two-furlong pole. Driven out to hold Fancy Man (Ire) (Pride of Dubai {Aus}), he scored by half a length, with 3 1/4 lengths back to Surprise Exhibit (GB) (Showcasing {GB}) in third. Friday, Salisbury, Britain IRISH STALLION FARMS...

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Walden Joins Royal Saint Lucia Turf Club

Ben Walden, Jr. has been named Chief Operating Officer for the Royal Saint Lucia Turf Club. Walden has already joined the operation's management team and live racing on the island will be under his care for the first time Sunday for the Indepedence Day card. "Ben Walden comes to Saint Lucia with a wealth of knowledge and experience and we look forward to his contribution here," said Teo Ah Khing, Chairman of the Royal Saint Lucia Turf Club. "This is an industry built on relationships and our club is working...

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