Darley Stud Management

Thursday's Insights: Pricey Nyquist OBS April Grad Tries Turf On Debut

5th-BAQ, $90K, Msw, 2yo, 1 1/16mT, 3:10 p.m. MALARCHUK (Nyquist) makes his debut on grass around two turns for owners Richard Schermerhorn, Jeff Drown and Michael J. Ryan and trainer Chad Brown at the Big A. The $535,000 OBS April Sale graduate, previously a $145,000 RNA as a FTKOCT yearling, is the third to race out of Seize the Ring (Tiznow). Malarchuk's dam is out of Canadian champion 3-year-old filly Catch the Ring (Seeking the Gold), who is responsible for another north of the border champion in Catch the Thrill...

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Champion NH Sire Flemensfirth Dies At 31

Flemensfirth (Alleged--Ethelreda {GB}, by Diesis {GB}), who was a two-time champion sire in the jumping sphere, died at The Beeches Stud on Friday. The pensioned Coolmore stallion was 31. Bred by Mill Ridge Farm, the Mar. 16 foal was a $45,000 Keeneland November weanling turned $290,000 Keeneland September yearling when sold to Darley Stud Management from the Mill Ridge Sales consignment. Trained by John Gosden, Flemensfirth won on debut at two, before taking the G1 Prix Lupin as a 3-year-old in 1995 and the G1 Premio Roma at four in...

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