Darley Europe

'Golden' Start To Dubai World Cup Carnival For Watson?

by Heather Anderson and J.N. Campbell With New Year's celebrations firmly in the rearview, racing eyes turn to Dubai, as the $7.5-million Dubai World Cup Carnival kicks off at Meydan Racecourse. The DWCC culminates on Super Saturday, Mar. 4, the warmup for the $30.5-million Dubai World Cup card slated for Mar. 26. Of the seven races carded, five are black-type level and there are a quartet of stakes contests set to be decided in the desert on Friday. Anchoring the action is the $250,000 G2 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 1...

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Darley's New Stallion Trio Have First Mares In Foal

Five-time Group 1 winner Palace Pier (GB) (Kingman {GB}), GI Breeders' Cup Mile hero Space Blues (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}), and the Classic-winning Victor Ludorum (GB) (Shamardal) all have had their first mares scanned in foal, Darley Europe announced on Monday. Each stallion also has a full book. A crack miler, Palace Pier stands for £55,000 at Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket. Also, a winner of the G1 Prix Maurice de Gheest, Space Blues commands €17,500 at Kildangan Stud in Ireland. Rounding out the trio, Victor Ludorum landed the G1 Prix...

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Dubawi Anchors Darley Europe Roster at £250,000

Dubawi (Ire) (Dubai Millennium {GB}) will stand for an unchanged fee of £250,000 at Dalham Hall Stud and anchors the 2022 roster for Darley Europe. His fee is the most expensive in Europe. He enjoyed a notable success at the two-day Breeders' Cup World Championships, with three winners in a single year, the first sire to reach that mark in the 37-year history of the Breeders' Cup. The GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf went to Modern Games (Ire), Saturday's GI Breeders' Cup Mile was won by new Kildangan Stud resident...

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Darley Announces 2021 European Roster

The Darley Europe roster, featuring new stallions Ghaiyyath (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}-Nightime {Ire}, by Galileo {Ire}), Pinatubo (Ire) (Shamardal-Lava Flow {Ire}, by Dalakhani {Ire}) and Earthlight (Ire) (Shamardal-Winters Moon {Ire}, by New Approach {Ire}), has been announced. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, most fees have been reduced, some by 25% or more. Leading the overall roster is veteran Dubawi (Ire) (Dubai Millennium {GB}), who will stand for £250,000 at Dalham Hall Stud. The sire of four Group 1 winners this year along, including the brilliant MG1SW Ghaiyyath, his progeny have...

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Freshman Sire Charming Thought Off the Mark at Great Yarmouth

Darley stallion Charming Thought (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}), who operated out of Dalham Hall Stud for a fee of £5,000 this year, became the latest European freshman sire off the mark when the Tick Tock Partnership's Alicestar (GB) claimed a debut score going a shade over six furlongs in Wednesday's Southwold Novice Auction S. at Great Yarmouth. 5th-Great Yarmouth, £5,400, Nov, 7-22, 2yo, 6f 3yT, 1:13.47, g/f. ALICESTAR (GB) (f, 2, Charming Thought {GB}--Atheera {Ire}, by Shamardal) found cover in fifth from the outset of this unveiling. Angled into the...

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Heart Attack Claims Manduro at 18

Highweight Manduro (Ger) (Monsun {Ger}-Mandellicht {Ire}, by Be My Guest), sustained a fatal heart attack at Haras du Logis on Saturday, Darley announced. The five-time highweight was 18 and stood for €7,000 at Haras du Logis this year. Bred by Rolf Brunner, the half-brother to SW, G1 German Oaks third, and Group 1 producer Mandela (Ger) (Acatenango {Ger}) brought €130,000 at the 2003 Baden-Baden September Yearling Sale and would race his entire career in the colours of Baron Georg von Ullmann. Two-for-two in his juvenile season and named Germany's champion...

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Freshman Sire Buratino Off the Mark at Hamilton

Darley stallion Buratino (Ire) (Exceed and Excel {Aus}), who operates out of Kildangan Stud at a fee of €5,000 (on Oct. 1 special live foal terms), registered an overdue first winner when Hambleton Racing 38's Tinochio (Ire) landed the spoils going five furlongs in Wednesday's British Stallion Studs EBF Novice S. at Hamilton. The MG1SP G2 Coventry S. victor had so nearly cut through on Tuesday, but Michael Mulvany trainee The Blue Panther (Ire) was denied in the final stride of a Navan maiden heat. 2nd-Hamilton, £6,400, Nov, 6-24, 2yo,...

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Dubawi's Lord North Sensational In the Prince of Wales's

With Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) in her box at Clarehaven, John Gosden could have been forgiven for giving up on the 2020 G1 Prince of Wales's S. but instead he unleashed a secret weapon in the hugely-progressive Lord North (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) and duly collected regardless. Despite the striking manner of his success in the G3 Brigadier Gerard S. at Haydock just 10 days previously, it was still a surprise to see that his trainer believed he was worthy of being pitched in at this level and now we know...

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July Cup Winner's First Foal is a Filly

G1 July Cup hero Harry Angel (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire})'s first foal arrived on Jan. 22, a filly out of Karijini (Ger) (Siyouni {Fr}), Darley announced. Born at Brighwalton Stud, the chestnut's second dam is a full-sister to European highweight Stagecraft (GB) (Sadler's Wells). "[She is] a very nice foal, very strong for a maiden mare," said Brighwalton Stud's Stud Manager Sean Keane. "Good body, well put together, short coupled, good shoulder, healthy and strong. I'm very happy with her." Harry Angel will stand for £20,000 in the upcoming season.

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