Coulsty (Ire)

Fees Announced For Rathasker Stud 2024 Roster

The 2024 Rathasker Stud roster and fees, anchored by Bungle Inthejungle (GB) at €7,500, were announced on Wednesday. The sire of six stakes horses in 2023, the 13-year-old has been represented by G3 Marble Hill S. winner and G1 Phoenix S. third Givemethebeatboys (Ire), as well as American listed winner Manhattan Jungle (Ire) among others. The son of Exceed And Excel (Aus) covered 64 mares this year. Coulsty (Ire) has been priced at €5,500. A total of 90 mares visited him this year. Grade I winner Shantisara (Ire) padded her...

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Making Waves: Ain't No Mountain High Enough

Our series featuring notable success for European sires in North America, with this week's highlight being the victory of Grade I winner Shantisara (Ire) (Coulsty {Ire}) in the GII Hillsborough S. at Tampa Bay Downs. Madaket Stables, Michael Dubb and Robert LaPenta's Shantisara is no stranger to the winner's circle, and the 2021 GI Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup S. heroine secured her first victory since 2021 with a 1 1/4-length triumph in the Hillsborough S. on Saturday (video). Now a 5-year-old, the mare was bred by Oliver Donlon, and sold...

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Rathasker Stud Announces 2023 Roster

Bungle Inthejungle (GB) leads the 2023 Rathasker Stud roster, and will stand for €6,500 next year. The sire of G1 Nunthorpe S. heroine Winter Power (Ire), his progeny featured a pair of juvenile stakes winners in 2022 in Manhattan Jungle (Ire) and Funny Money Honey (Ire). Group sire Gregorian (Ire) will stand for €4,500, as will Coulsty (Ire), the sire of GI Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup heroin Shantisara (Ire).

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The Heirs of Kodiac

Kodiac (GB) (Danehill) has long been a sought-after source of precocity, and as he has risen toward the upper echelon of proven stallions, the hunt is now on for his heir. Or heirs, as the case may be, because just as Kodiac's winners are legion, his sons' foals are starting to display that same vaunted quick-maturing zest for racing: a quartet of group-winning sons of Kodiac retired to stud in 2017-Kodi Bear (Ire), Adaay (Ire), Coulsty (Ire) and Prince of Lir (Ire)--and all have sired group winners with only two...

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Rathasker's Rising Tide

When standing a stallion there appears to be a defined path that most are destined to follow. Busy in year one, numbers drop in year two and three, and then your fate is sealed on whether their first crop can run or not. In the case of Bungle Inthejungle (Ire) and Coulsty (Ire), both have proven that their stock can run and can compete at the top level, with Winter Power (Ire) and Shantisara (Ire) having won Group 1 races for both sires, respectively. This gives Maurice and Madeline Burns...

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Streaking Shantisara Gives Brown Fourth QEII and Another Graded Exacta

Michael Dubb, Madaket Stables and Bob LaPenta's Shantisara (Ire) (Coulsty {Ire}) underscored the sheer domination of trainer Chad Brown in the nation's turf races with an emphatic victory in Saturday's GI Queen Elizabeth Challenge Cup S. at Keeneland. Also representing the four-time Eclipse Award winning trainer in the nine-furlong test was dual graded-winning Technical Analysis (Ire), however, early favoritism went to Coolmore's Empress Josephine (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), hailing from another behemoth of the turf world, Aidan O'Brien. Delayed a few minutes after the gate scratch of Lady Speightspeare (Speightstown), Shantisara,...

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Rockfel Next Step for Santosha

Group winner Santosha (Ire) (Coulsty {Ire}), who won the July 26 G3 Princess Margaret S. at Ascot, is targeting the G2 Rockfel S. at Newmarket on Sept. 25. A winner at first asking at Lingfield, the David Loughnane trainee ran third in the G2 Duchess of Cambridge S. in early July, and was unplaced in the Aug. 20 G2 Lowther S. after a slow beginning. "I think the whole experience of York just got to her and blew her brains a bit," said Loughnane. "Just with the walk across the...

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First Black-Type Winner For Coulsty As Santosha Stars At Ascot

Providing another boost to the form of the July 10 G2 Duchess of Cambridge S., Santosha (Ire) (Coulsty {Ire}) stepped up to capture Sunday's G3 Princess Margaret Betfred S. at Ascot and provide her Rathasker Stud-based first-season sire with his initial black-type winner. Sent off at 5-1 coming off a third placing behind the G3 Albany S. scorer Dandalla (Ire) (Dandy Man {Ire}) and the subsequent Listed Star S. winner Fev Rover (Ire) (Gutaifan {Ire}) in that contest at Newmarket's July festival, the bay was reserved off the early pace...

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