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'I Have Seven New Bays out of 40 Horses': Chapple-Hyam on her Royal Ascot Heroes

Jane Chapple-Hyam may have lived in Britain for many years but she is still a proud Aussie and thus played her part in bringing an international feel to last week's results at Royal Ascot. And what a part it was. The powerhouse Coolmore and Godolphin stables of Aidan O'Brien and Charlie Appleby may have had more winners at the meeting, but Chapple-Hyam more than held her own on two winners, equal to William Haggas, Richard Fahey, Karl Burke and George Boughey, all of whom have greater reserves to call upon....

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Poule d'Essai des Poulains: Where did they come from?

A diverse field is led by the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf winner Modern Games (Ire) and ranging from some fancy homebreds to a €5,000 yearling purchase. Iffraaj (GB) features prominently among the entries for the colts' Classic, as sire, grandsire or great-grandsire of six of the 16 runners in the field.   WELWAL (GB), Shalaa (Ire)--Cheriearch (Arch) Owner: Al Shaqab Racing Breeders: Oceanic, A Gravereaux and OTI Management Trainer: Jean-Claude Rouget Sales history: €80,000 at Arqana Deauville Select Yearling Sale (Mandore International Agency). Pedigree insight: A half-brother to the stakes-placed...

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