Late Late Show At Goffs Orby As Frankel Filly Shines At €1.85m To MV Magnier


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MV Magnier Buys 1.85-Million Frankel Filly, The New Goffs Orby Topper

Camas Park Stud's Frankel (GB) filly (lot 525) became the new Orby topper after Coolmore's MV Magnier paid €1.85 million during Wednesday's session. The new top lot is out of Multilingual (GB) (Dansili {GB}), a half-sister to multiple Group 1 winner, Classic scorer and standout Juddmonte sire Kingman (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}), as well as G3 Tercentenary S. hero Remote (GB) (Dansili {GB}). The bay's granddam is G1 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches heroine Zenda (GB) (Zamindar).This is the clan of fellow Juddmonte stallion and top sprinter Oasis Dream (GB) (Green...

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Gimcrack Hero Lake Forest Part Of Tattersalls Autumn HIT Catalogue

The smart G2 Gimcrack S. winner Lake Forest (GB) (No Nay Never) (lot 726) is one of the highlights of the five-day Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale at Park Paddocks in Newmarket from Oct. 23-27. Part of a 1,750-strong catalogue, the juvenile is rated 109 and will be consigned by William Haggas's Somerville Lodge. He currently holds an entry in the G1 Middle Park S. on Sept. 30. Some of the other notable lots include G1 Criterium International victor Proud And Regal (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) (lot 674) from Coolmore;...

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Coolmore Australia Secures Strawberry Hill Stud

by Kristen Manning/TTR AusNZ One of Australia's finest equine properties, Strawberry Hill Stud, is set to continue its role as an industry leader with the famed thoroughbred nursery purchased by Coolmore Australia for an undisclosed amount. And they are very pleased to have done so with Tom Magnier telling The Thoroughbred Report, "You just don't see places like that anywhere in the world go on the market." "The facilities are top class, everything has been done to the highest of standards," he said, adding that not much needs to be...

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Doncaster: St Leger Holding Out For A Hero

   It would be brave to call the winner of Saturday's G1 Betfred St Leger and at this stage difficult to even decide what will start favourite for a wide-open renewal of the Doncaster Classic. There is very little separating the obvious trio of Continuous (Jpn) (Heart's Cry {Jpn}), Arrest (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) and Gregory (GB) (Golden Horn {GB}), while even Desert Hero (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) could yet threaten for pole position in the market given his Royal status. Each one has yet to prove themselves at this...

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St Leger: Where Did They Come From?

by Heather Anderson & Brian Sheerin The final leg of the original Triple Crown, the G1 Betfred St Leger features nine colts, with several homebreds and auction graduates, including two at €440,000. If Their Majesties' Desert Hero (GB) pulls off the victory, he would be the first royal winner since Queen Elizabeth's Dunfermline (GB) in 1977. Aidan O'Brien, gunning for his seventh edition, will saddle a quartet of individuals, all in with a chance, and the choice of Ryan Moore is the G2 Great Voltigeur S. hero Continuous (Jpn) (Heart's...

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Another Seven-Figure Into Mischief as Coolmore Springs for $1.8-Million Colt

Spendthrift super sire Into Mischief continued his dominance Tuesday afternoon with his third seven-figure yearling of the session at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, as a colt out of Princess Haya (Street Cry {Ire}) sold to Coolmore's MV Magnier for $1.8 million. The Mar. 27 foal was bred by Barry and Judith Becker and consigned by St George Sales, agent, after selling to Brookstone Farm at last year's Keeneland November sale as a weanling for $550,000. Sold Tuesday as Hip 283, the dark bay is a half to three graded...

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Auguste Rodin Likely Breeders' Cup-Bound

The Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita in November is likely on the agenda for Classic winner Auguste Rodin (Ire) (Deep Impact {Jpn}), trainer Aidan O'Brien revealed on Sunday. The Coolmore and Westerberg colorbearer earned a trip to California with his triumph in Saturday's G1 Royal Bahrain Irish Champion S. at Leopardstown, a Breeders' Cup Challenge qualifying event for the 1 1/2-mile GI Longines Breeders' Cup Turf. "The lads love the Breeders' Cup and he's a lovely horse for it," O'Brien said. "They will decide, but he'd love that ground. He's...

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Galileo's Warm Heart Prevails In Vermeille Tussle

Coolmore and Westerberg's G2 Ribblesdale S. victrix Warm Heart (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}--Sea Siren {Aus}, by Fastnet Rock {Aus}) was defiant when battling to a career high in last month's G1 Yorkshire Oaks and displayed her fighting qualities once again to garner Sunday's G1 Qatar Prix Vermeille at ParisLongchamp. As she had done on the Knavesmire, Warm Heart settled into a smooth rhythm racing off the pace in fourth, having broken from the stalls with her nose shaving the turf here. Making relentless headway under pressure in the straight, the 3-1...

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Breeders' Cup Winner Magician To Continue Stallion Career In China

Classic winner Magician (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) has been purchased by Chinese interests and will continue his stallion career in that jurisdiction for the 2024 season. The deal was brokered by Mattia Cadrobbi, who had been steward of the stallion in 2021 with Renew Italian Breeding during his single season at Allevamenti della Berardenga in Italy. Dr. Bernard Stoffel handled the veterinary clearance and Marco Bozzi acted as agent followed by Kevin Ren, who is now trustee of Magician. A winner of both the G1 Irish 2000 Guineas and the GI...

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Jack Darcy Outwits Rivals For Grand Prix de Deauville Success

Paul and Oliver Cole trainee Jack Darcy (Ire) (Gleneagles {Ire}--Pretty Face {GB}, by Rainbow Quest) seized immediate control of Sunday's G2 Lucien Barriere Grand Prix de Deauville and was never headed in the 12 1/2-furlong feature to complete an afternoon pattern-race treble for the British raiding party. On the front end from flagfall and leading his rivals in single file, the 54-5 outsider-of-five was scrubbed along off the home turn and kept finding under continued rousting in the straight to hold Al Nayyir (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) by 1 1/4 lengths...

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Sioux Nation's Ocean Quest Too Good For Ballyogan Rivals

Jessica Harrington-trained 3-year-old filly Ocean Quest (Ire) (Sioux Nation--Gold Zain {GB}, by Aqlaam {GB}) posted a close-up fourth in Royal Ascot's G1 Commonwealth Cup when last seen and was rewarded for her consistency with an all-the-way win in Sunday's G3 Tally-Ho Stud Irish EBF Ballyogan S. at Naas. The March-foaled chestnut closed her juvenile campaign with a second in the G3 Round Tower S. at the Curragh and followed up a win in Navan's Listed Committed S. on sophomore return with a second here in the G3 Lacken S. in...

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