Dubawi (Ire)

Dubawi Colt A New Rising Star At Doncaster

The word was out about Dubawi Legend (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) for Thursday's Cazoo EBF Novice S. over seven furlongs at Doncaster and it was easy to see why as the apple of Hugo Palmer's eye flashed past the post an emphatic five-length winner to earn TDN Rising Star status. Talked up by the trainer after the Listed Aphrodite S. success of the half-sister Golden Pass (GB) (Golden Horn {GB}) on Saturday, the latest classy prospect for Dr Ali Ridha showed speed to track the leaders racing wide throughout the early...

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Quadrilateral's Half-Brother Debuts at Sandown

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. Thursday's Observations features a half-brother to Group 1 winner Quadrilateral (GB). 1.35 Sandown, Mdn, £10,000, 2yo, 7fT THESIS (GB) (Kingman {GB}) is an intriguing newcomer in the Juddmonte silks for the Roger Charlton stable, being a half-brother to their G1 Fillies' Mile-winning Quadrilateral (GB) (Frankel {GB}). Also a full-brother...

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Concert Hall Targets Snowfall Maiden

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. Sunday's Observations features a daughter of G1 Epsom Oaks heroine Was (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}). 1.35 Curragh, Mdn, €16,500, 2yo, f, 7fT CONCERT HALL (IRE) (Dubawi {Ire}) bids to build on a promising debut effort when second over what is probably an inadequate six-furlong trip at Fairyhouse 11 days previously...

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Daughter of Was Debuts at Fairyhouse

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. Wednesday's Observations features a daughter of Oaks winner Was (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}). 1.50 Chantilly, Debutantes, €27,000, 2yo, f, 7fT BAHASA (IRE) (Siyouni {Fr}) debuts for the Wertheimers and trainer Christophe Ferland, who combined to win the 2013 G1 Prix Marcel Boussac with the dam Indonesienne (Ire) (Muhtathir {GB}). Only...

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Arqana August Yearling Catalogue Revealed

The Arqana August Yearling Sale features a catalogue of 355 blue-blooded colts and fillies as it returns to its regular slot in the calendar from Aug. 14-16 in Deauville. The first two days will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the final day, Monday, will start at 1 p.m. The sale has produced many stakes winners over the years including G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe hero Sottsass (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}), and fellow Group 1 winners Skalleti (Fr) (Kendargent {Fr}), Sealiway (Fr) (Galiway {GB}), Wonderful Tonight (Fr) (Le Havre {Ire}),...

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Le Havre's Wonderful Tonight Dismisses Hardwicke Opposition

There was one certainty in Saturday's G2 Hardwicke S. and that was that Wonderful Tonight (Fr) (Le Havre {Ire}) would love the underfoot conditions and despite trainer David Menuisier's misgivings about her readiness, Christopher Wright's G1 Prix de Royallieu and G1 QIPCO British Champions Fillies & Mares S. heroine was able to register an impressive win on her comeback. Keen initially for William Buick before being granted a lead, the 5-1 shot moved three-wide on the home bend and had plenty in reserve to seize the advantage two out en...

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Dubawi's Creative Force Leads A Godolphin One-Two In the Jersey

The betting suggested that there would be a Godolphin one-two in Saturday's G3 Jersey S. and that projection was right with Creative Force (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) and James Doyle upstaging Naval Crown (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) and William Buick to win the battle of the 5-1 joint-favourites. Always travelling strongly restrained towards the rear of the group racing up the middle, the chestnut who captured the Listed Carnarvon S. over six furlongs at Newbury May 15 moved through to take control of that pack with 1 1/2 furlongs remaining. Drifting left...

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Dubawi's Kemari Wins the Queen's Vase

Charlie Appleby's 3-year-old males seem to have the edge in the middle-distance and staying department at present, with Kemari (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) the latest to step forward and provide the outfit with its first Royal Ascot winner of 2021 in the G2 Queen's Vase. Stripped of one of its leading players at the start as Ballydoyle's Kyprios (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) was withdrawn after going down in the stalls, this latest renewal of the 14-furlong test nevertheless had enough depth to ensure that the winner would emerge with suitable kudos. Kemari,...

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Daughter of Was Debuts at Gowran
Daughter of Was Debuts at Gowran

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. Monday's observations features a daughter of a Classic heroine. 1.45 Gowran Park, Mdn, €12,000, 2yo, f, 7fT CONCERT HALL (IRE) (Dubawi {Ire}) is the fourth foal out of the G1 Epsom Oaks heroine Was (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) who starts out for the Derrick Smith-Susan Magnier-Michael Tabor-Westerberg combination. Aidan O'Brien...

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Derby Hero Adayar Eyes King George

Godolphin homebred Adayar (Ire) (Frankel {Ire}), who won the G1 Cazoo Derby on Saturday, excited the race in good order and will target the G1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth S. at Ascot on July 24. If he completes the double, he would be the first horse to do so since his grandsire Galileo (Ire) in 2001. Trainer Charlie Appleby said, "He has come out of the race great. As you saw he went on the seawalker yesterday morning and he has been out for a jog this morning...

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Daughter of Alice Springs Starts at Navan

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. Sunday's Insights features the first foal out of MG1SW Alice Springs. 1.15 Navan, Mdn, €15,500, 2yo, f, 5f 162yT PRETTIEST (Dubawi {Ire}) is the first foal out of the G1 Falmouth S., G1 Matron S. and G1 Sun Chariot S. winner Alice Springs (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) who is such...

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Rebel's Romance Readies for Belmont

Godolphin's Rebel's Romance (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) breezed six furlongs over Belmont's main track Wednesday in advance of next weekend's GI Belmont S. Prior to the move, Rebel's Romance, accompanied by Desert Peace (Curlin), briefly schooled in the paddock before heading to the track and jogging clockwise in front of the grandstand and around the far turn. The G2 UAE Derby winner tracked Desert Peace along the outside as NYRA clockers caught the duo through initial splits of :25.00, :36.80 and 1:00.58. Just past the quarter-pole, Rebel's Romance took a slight...

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