Coolmore Stud

Camelot's Youth Spirit Battles to Chester Vase Win

Bouncing back from a fourth in last month's Listed Feilden S. at Newmarket on seasonal comeback, Ahmad Al Shaikh's Youth Spirit (Ire) (Camelot {GB}) dented a number of Classic aspirations with a determined victory in Wednesday's G3 Chester Vase. He had bettered a debut fourth over seven furlongs at Haydock when annexing a hot Newmarket maiden tackling the same trip next time and hit the board contesting Goodwood's July 28 G2 Vintage S. in the last of three juvenile outings. The April-foaled bay was let go at 15-2 and settled...

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Stud Farms Sue Over 140-Mare Cap, Allege 'Blatant Abuse of Power' by The Jockey Club

Spendthrift Farm, Ashford Stud and Three Chimneys Farm are suing The Jockey Club in federal court over the "stallion cap" rule that went into effect in 2020, alleging that the 140-mare breeding limit now being phased in amounts to a "blatant abuse of power" that acts as an "anti-competitive restraint" and threatens to disrupt the free-market nature of the bloodstock business. The plaintiffs contend that the stallion cap "serves no legitimate purpose and has no scientific basis" while alleging that the nine stewards of The Jockey Club who voted to...

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G1SW Magic Wand Retired After Foot Abscess Rules Out Australian Start

Magic Wand (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}-Prudenzia {Ire}, by Dansili {GB}), a winner of the 2019 G1 Mackinnon S., has been retired from racing and will join Coolmore Stud's broodmare band in Ireland next year, Coolmore Australia tweeted on Thursday morning. The 5-year-old was due to defend her title in the Mackinnon S., but was withdrawn with a foot abscess prior to the race. "Following a foot abscess as she was preparing for a second tilt at the Mackinnon S., Magic Wand has been retired and will join our broodmare band in...

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Arc Hero Sottsass Retired to Coolmore Stud

2020 G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe hero Sottsass (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}-Starlet's Sister {Ire}, by Galileo {Ire}) has been retired and will take up stallion duties at Coolmore Stud in Ireland, owner Peter Brant announced on Tuesday. A colourbearer for Brant's White Birch Farm initially with Coolmore buying a 50% interest earlier this year, the 2019 French highweight's fee will be announced later. "A world champion at three and now an Arc winner at four, I have decided to retire Sottsass after what he has achieved," said Brant. "He...

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GSW Sergei Prokofiev to Stand at Whitsbury Manor

Group winner Sergei Prokofiev (Scat Daddy-Orchard Beach, by Tapit) will stand at Whitsbury Manor Stud in 2021 after an agreement was reached with Coolmore Stud, the UK nursery announced on Monday. A fee has not yet been set. Bred in Ontario by Anderson Farms Inc., he caught the eye of MV Magnier at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, who went to $1.1 million to secure the son of Orchard Beach. Named a 'TDN Rising Star'after graduating by 7 1/2 lengths at Navan at second asking for Aidan O'Brien and a...

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First European Black-Type Winner For Pride of Dubai In the Sweet Solera

Allowed to start at 66-1 for Saturday's G3 Betway Sweet Solera S. at Newmarket, the €3,500 bargain buy Star of Emaraaty (Ire) belied those odds to emerge with the prize and provide her Coolmore-based first-season sire Pride of Dubai (Aus) with a first European black-type winner. Outpaced briefly at halfway having chased the early pace, the chestnut who was fourth in the Listed Star S. over this seven-furlong trip at Sandown July 21 drifted to the centre of the track as she began to enter contention under Kevin Stott. Reeling...

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Starspangledbanner's Aloha Star Takes the Airlie Stud

Saturday's G2 Railway S. had shown that quality juveniles can come from anywhere and 24 hours later the point was hammered home by the Bellewstown maiden winner Aloha Star (Ire) (Starspangledbanner {Aus}) in The Curragh's G2 Airlie Stud S. Content to wait in behind as the 10-11 favourite Frenetic (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) and the G3 Coolmore Stud Irish EBF Fillies' Sprint S. winner Mother Earth (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}) squared up in front, Chris Hayes who had also partnered the shock Railway winner Laws of Indices (Ire) (Power {GB}) was in...

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Power's Laws of Indices In Railway Shock

Capping a memorable evening's racing at The Curragh for Ken Condon, the 66-1 outsider Laws of Indices (Ire) (Power {GB}) brought up a rare group 2 double for the stable in Saturday's G2 GAIN Railway S. Anchored in last early by Chris Hayes, the June 23 Navan maiden winner travelled strongly through the pack to lead with 1 1/2 furlongs remaining before seeing off the determined challenge of Lucky Vega (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}) to win by half a length, with Arctician (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}) 2 3/4 lengths...

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Tiz the Law to Coolmore Upon Retirement

GI Belmont S. winner Tiz the Law (Constitution--Tizfiz, by Tiznow) will stand at Coolmore America's Ashford Stud upon his retirement, but will continue to race for owners Sackatoga Stable throughout his racing career, Coolmore announced Thursday morning. The colt, by the current leading second-crop sire Constitution, has won five of his six lifetime starts, including his impressive classic win last Saturday. "Tiz the Law is the outstanding colt of his generation so we are obviously delighted he'll be coming here," said Coolmore America manager Dermot Ryan. "From day one when...

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Love Prevails In the 1000 Guineas

It was another G1 Qipco 1,000 Guineas, another win for Ballydoyle on Sunday as Love (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) categorically signalled her rise to class principal with a command performance on Newmarket's Rowley Mile. Always travelling strongly out wide for Ryan Moore, the G1 Moyglare Stud S. heroine who had been third in the G1 Fillies' Mile over this course and distance in October was sent to the front heading down into the "dip". Powering clear with the camber reversed uphill to the finish, the 4-1 joint-second favourite was emphatic there...

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Camelot's English King Too Good In the Derby Trial

Twelve months after Anthony Van Dyck (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) brought kudos back to Lingfield's Listed Derby Trial, the former group 3 contest played host to another with potential to roll it back to the glory days of High-Rise (Ire), Kahyasi (Ire) and Slip Anchor (GB). While Bjorn Nielsen's colours were being adorned by Frankie Dettori at Newmarket, the Ed Walker-trained English King (GB) (Camelot {GB}) was carrying them around this Epsom-like terrain as if he was on wheels. Moments after he had brushed aside the G3 Zetland S. runner-up Berkshire...

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Galileo's Magic Attitude on top in the Vanteaux

Already boasting serious residual value before Thursday's G3 Prix Vanteaux at ParisLongchamp, Magic Attitude (GB) (Galileo {Ire}) surpassed expectations to win impressively and reward the foresight and investment of her owners. Few Galileo fillies are on the market these days, so when this daughter of the 2011 G1 Nunthorpe S. heroine Margot Did (Ire) (Exceed and Excel {Aus}) failed to meet her reserve at the 2018 Arqana Deauville August Yearling Sale it was left to Haras du Saubouas, Haras d'Etreham, Marie-Therese Dubuc-Grassa and Mohamed Fahad A H Al-Attiyah to form...

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