Decorated Knight (GB)

Blue Diamond Stud's Group 1 Producer Pearling Passes At 17

Pearling (Storm Cat--Mariah's Storm, by Rahy), the dam of triple Group 1 winner and stallion Decorated Knight (GB) (Galileo {Ire}), passed away this week, Imad Al Sagar's Blue Diamond Stud announced on Tuesday. The 17-year-old, who was set to return to Frankel this season, foaled a Frankel (GB) filly this week, the stud confirmed to the TDN. "Very sad to lose Pearling this week," the stud tweeted. "She was one of the first mares to join Blue Diamond and gave us a true star in Decorated Knight. She leaves a lasting...

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Invincible Spirit Takes Pride Of Place On Irish National Stud Roster

Invincible Spirit (Ire) tops the 2023 Irish National Stud roster in 2023. The sire of 21 Group 1 winners lifetime, the 25-year-old will stand for a private fee. His progeny won 10 stakes this year, led by Pearls Galore (Fr)'s victory in the G1 Matron S. and Shartash (Ire)'s win in the G2 Railway S. among his seven group winners. Classic winner Phoenix Of Spain (Ire)'s first runners will step out on racecourses next year and he has been priced at €12,000. G1 Phoenix S. winner Lucky Vega (Ire) will...

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2.7-million Guineas Colt Set For Leicester Debut

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Tuesday's Observations features an expensive colt by Kingman (GB), who sold for 2.7million gns at the Tattersalls October Book 1. 13.00 Leicester, Nov, £10,000, 2yo, 7fT KHK Racing's AKHU NAJLA (GB) (Kingman {GB}), who secured the third-highest price when knocked down for 2.7-million guineas at Tattersalls's October Book 1...

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Martin Dwyer Appointed Second Retained Jockey to Imad Al Sagar

Martin Dwyer has been named as second retained jockey of Imad Al Sagar of Blue Diamond Stud. Hollie Doyle is first retained rider for Al Sagar. "We are delighted to add Martin Dwyer to our team," said Imad Al Sagar in a statement. "I look forward to working with him and envisage a fruitful partnership. Hollie Doyle remains our first jockey. However, the addition of such an experienced and Classic-winning rider such as Martin Dwyer gives us another dimension and adds further support to our team." Dwyer booted hom Sir...

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First Winner For Decorated Knight At Salisbury

The Irish National Stud's first-season sire Decorated Knight (GB) (by Galileo {Ire}) was the latest off the mark in 2021 as Silver Bullet Lady (Ire) took the AJN Steelstock "Real Steel" Fillies' Conditions S. at Salisbury on Sunday. A 40,000gns Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 2 purchase, the 7-1 shot who races in the same silks as her sire for owner Imad Al Sagar and who emanates from the same Roger Charlton stable was in rear early after missing the break. Despite understandable greenness on this debut, the chestnut was...

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