David Loughnane

Queen Olly Yet Another Rising Star For No Nay Never

David Loughnane is firing on all cylinders with his juvenile band this term and added another string to his Royal Ascot bow, and  provided Coolmore sire No Nay Never with a fourth 'TDN Rising Star' of the campaign, when Amo Racing's €300,000 Goffs Orby yearling Queen Olly (Ire) (No Nay Never--Surprisingly {Ire}, by Galileo {Ire}) routed nine rivals in Friday's £20,000 Frank Whittle Partnership ebfstallions.com Maiden S. over York's straight six furlongs. The February-foaled bay was swiftly into stride and occupied a handy fifth, just behind the front rank, through...

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Go Bears Go Back To Business In The Pavilion

Sent off the 5-4 favourite as the class act in Wednesday's G3 Merriebelle Stables Commonwealth Cup Trial at Ascot, Amo Racing and Peter Waney's Go Bears Go (Ire) (Kodi Bear {Ire}) was able to make his edge tell as Rossa Ryan kept it simple from the front. Looking to add to his tally which includes last year's G2 Railway S., the David Loughnane trainee had Ehraz (GB) (Showcasing {GB}) on his case approaching the final two furlongs but shook him off to assert for a 1 1/2-length success from Hierarchy...

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Freshman Sire Tasleet Off The Mark At Great Yarmouth

Confronted by just six rivals in Tuesday's British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Fillies' S. over an extended five furlongs at Great Yarmouth, David Loughnane trainee Carmela (Ire) (Tasleet {GB}) made no mistake to become the first winner for her freshman sire (by Showcasing). Recovering from a tentative getaway departing the stands' side stall to race in a close-up second after the initial exchanges, the 8-1 chance loomed large on the bridle passing the quarter-mile marker and stretched clear once shaken up for control approaching the final furlong to easily account...

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Kodiac Colt Leads The Way At Tattersalls

NEWMARKET, UK—We know that these breeze-up consignors have nerves of steel: otherwise they simply couldn't do the job. As such, the bloodstock industry could not have appointed a better echelon to test the stormy waters of the last couple of years, when they were first to be broadsided by the pandemic and then tried to put things back on an even keel last year. The opening session of the opening sale of the European circuit, then, gave them a chance to put their world back on its axis—even as they...

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Nell Gwyn Headlines Craven Meet's Day 1 Card

The Classic trials caravan rolls into Newmarket today with the Rowley Mile venue primed and ready to host a seven-race card and open its three-day Craven fixture. Sophomore fillies take centre stage on day one with nine set for another competitive edition of HQ's G3 Lanwades Stud Nell Gwyn S. over a straight seven furlongs. Middleham Park Racing's 2012 victrix Esentepe (Ire) (Oratorio {Ire}) is the only winner since the turn of the century to have undertaken a preparatory run, so the trends are not in favour of Scuderia Archi...

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Loughnane Reveals Plans For Stable Stars

Trainer David Loughnane has pencilled in some big-race engagements for his stable stars Hello You (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) and Go Bears Go (Ire) (Kodi Bear {Ire}) in the coming months. The former, an Amo Racing colourbearer, won the G2 Rockfel S. at Newmarket in September and was not disgraced when fifth in a close finish in the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Del Mar on Nov. 5. Also placed in both the G3 Albany S. and G2 Duchess Of Cambridge S. earlier last year, she is being...

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Loughnane Duo Will Return at Three

GII Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint runner-up Go Bears Go (Ire) (Kodi Bear {GB}) and GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf fifth Hello You (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) have both exited their Del Mar starts well and are pointing to 3-year-old campaigns. Trainer David Loughnane was pleased with his Group 2 winners, with Go Bears Go taking the G2 Railway S. earlier this year and Hello You winning the G2 Rockfel S. at Newmarket. The colt will be aimed for the G1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot, while Hello You...

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Invincible Spirit's Hello You Registers Game Rockfel Triumph

Amo Racing's €350,000 Arqana August Select graduate Hello You (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) had failed to scale the podium in two starts since joining the David Loughnane yard, but made amends and then some with a battling victory in Friday's G2 Unibet Rockfel S. at Newmarket. The March-foaled bay, who had posted a May 24 6 1/2-length tally on debut at Wolverhampton, hit the board in both G3 Albany S. and G2 Duchess of Cambridge S. when under the care of Ralph Beckett. She raced too keenly in a first-time...

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Go Bears Go to Skip Morny and Wait For Middle Park

Group 2 winner Go Bears Go (Ire) (Kodi Bear {Ire}) will not step out in the Aug. 22 G1 Prix Morny, but will instead wait for the Sept. 25 G1 Middle Park S. trainer David Loughnane revealed. A winner first out at Ascot in May, the colt ran second in the G2 Norfolk S. at Royal Ascot and captured the G2 Railway S. at The Curragh on June 26. His latest start was a third-place run in the wake of Ebro River (Ire) (Galileo Gold {GB}) in the G1 Keeneland...

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Phoenix on the Docket For Go Bears Go

Saturday's G2 Railway S. hero Go Bears Go (Ire) (Kodi Bear {Ire}) will be pointed to the G1 Keeneland Phoenix S. at The Curragh on Aug. 8. Owned by Kia Joorabchian's Amo Racing Limited and P. Waney, Go Bears Go broke his maiden at Ascot on May 8 and was a close second in the G2 Norfolk S. at Royal Ascot on June 17. "We were obviously thrilled with the horse, especially after going so close at Royal Ascot," said trainer David Loughnane. "We've got six weeks until the Phoenix...

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Kodi Bear's Go Bears Go Wins the Railway

Runner-up in a gruelling renewal of the G2 Norfolk S. at Royal Ascot last Thursday, Go Bears Go (Ire) (Kodi Bear {Ire}) demonstrated his toughness to back up quickly and edge out the G3 Marble Hill S. first and second Castle Star (Ire) (Starspangledbanner {Aus}) and Masseto (GB) (Territories {Ire}) in a strong edition of The Curragh's G2 GAIN Railway S. on Saturday. Shadowing the leader The Acropolis (Ire) (Churchill {Ire}) in second throughout, the 17-2 shot who sported the Amo Racing silks was in front two out and refused...

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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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