Dundalk

Willie Browne's Unbeaten Port Augusta Sold For “Proper Money” To Hong Kong

Willie Browne's unbeaten Port Augusta (GB), who racked up wins over six and seven furlongs at Dundalk over the winter, has been sold for "proper money" to Hong Kong. The legendary breeze-up handler has described his recent upsurge of form on the track as "a breath of fresh air" and, while the 77-year-old admitted to being sorry he couldn't hold on to a horse as talented as Port Augusta, he revealed the son of Zoustar (Aus) fulfilled what he was bought to do by getting sold.  A 75,000gns Book 1...

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'It's Taken Its Toll' – Sarah Lynam Forced To Press Pause On Training Career

Sarah Lynam has been forced to press pause on her training career after a number of serious falls and concussions has left her with no other option but to take time out from the profession in order to recuperate fully.  Daughter of Eddie Lynam, who earned the nickname of 'Fast Eddie' through his handling of superstar sprinters Sole Power (GB), Slade Power (Ire) and more, Sarah took out her licence in 2017 and sent out 25 winners from the same Dunshaughlin base as her father.  Winning a valuable Curragh handicap...

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Sister to Klimt Debuts at Dundalk

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. Friday's Observations features Manhattan Dreamer, a full-sister to GISW Klimt. 17.30 Dundalk, Mdn, €15,000, 2yo, f, 6f (AWT) MANHATTAN DREAMER (Quality Road) debuts belatedly for Amo Racing and the Adrian Murray stable, with her $420,000 Keeneland September tag making her one to note as well as the fact that...

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Dundalk Debut For Orby Sensation

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. Friday's Observations features a former Goffs Orby sensation. 17.30 Dundalk, Mdn, €15,000, 2yo, f, 8f (AWT) MADAM CELESTE (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}) is the first foal out of the G2 Queen Mary S. and G2 Prix Robert Papin winner and G1 Prix Morny runner-up Signora Cabello (Ire) (Camacho {GB}) who...

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Son of Six-Time Grade I Heroine Abel Tasman On Deck for Dundalk Bow

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. Wedneday's Observations features a son of six-time American Grade I winner Abel Tasman (Quality Road) at Dundalk 15.30 Dundalk, €15,000, Mdn, 2yo, 7f (AWT) Aidan O'Brien trainee HALLOWED (Galileo {Ire}) is a son of six-time Grade I heroine Abel Tasman (Quality Road), who was knocked down for a sale-topping...

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Brother To Wild Beauty Debuts At Newmarket

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. Friday's Observations features a full-brother to Grade I winner Wild Beauty (GB) (Frankel {GB}). 16.10 Newmarket, Mdn, £10,000, 2yo, c/g, 7fT SYMBOL OF POWER (GB) (Frankel {GB}) is the latest Charlie Appleby/Godolphin project to be launched in the local town and has the usual eye-catching connections as a full-brother...

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What's in a Name? Capulet, Vaux Le Vicomte

The name of brilliant 2yo Dundalk winner (and later G2-second) Capulet (Justify) gets one thinking, with the obvious connection to the famous tale of Romeo and Juliet. It also makes perfect sense that the dam is called Wedding Vow (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}): Shakespeare's play is very much about the tragic conflict between two different matrimonial projects--the arranged marriage of Juliet with older man Count Paris versus the young girl's unlikely and passionate love for her "only hate" Romeo Montague. The play could very well be re-titled "Two Weddings and Five...

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Entries Open for Irish EBF Barrier Trials at Dundalk

Entries are now open for Irish EBF Barrier Trials, which will be held at Dundalk Stadium on Tuesday, Sept. 5. Trials are open to unraced 2- and 3-year-olds and return to Dundalk for the first time since August, 2022. They will be contested over five, six and seven furlongs. The most recent Irish EBF Barrier Trials, held at Naas Racecourse in May, have already produced multiple winners, including Royal Ascot winner Snellen (Ire) (Expert Eye {GB}), listed winner Warnie (Ire) (Highland Root {Ire}), group-placed Mythology (Ire) (Starspangledbanner {Aus}), and multiple...

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Observations: TDN Rising Star Alcantor Back for Deauville Test

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 Insights features TDN Rising Star Alcantor (Fr) (New Bay {GB}) in a Deauville Conditions test. 14.33 Deauville, Cond, €34,000, 2yo, c/g, 7 1/2fT Baron Edouard de Rothschild's ALCANTOR (FR) (New Bay {GB}), a half-brother to G2 Union-Rennen winner Boscaccio (Ger) (Mount Nelson {GB}), looked a class act when...

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Breeze-Up Footage For The Tattersalls Online Breeze-Up Session Released

The breeze-up footage for the upcoming Tattersalls Online Breeze-Up Session is now available, the sales company announced on Saturday. A total of 20 juveniles will be sold as part of the Tattersalls Online June sale from June 7-8. Dundalk hosted the two-furlong gallops on Friday, May 19. The juveniles are by 17 different stallions, including Ardad (Ire), Gleneagles (Ire), Sir Percy (GB), Starspangledbanner (Aus), Sioux Nation, Belardo (Ire), Galileo Gold (GB), Highland Reel (Ire), Tasleet (GB), and Yoshida (Jpn). To view the catalogue and for more information, please visit the...

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Tattersalls Online to Offer Breeze Up at Dundalk

Breezes for the Tattersalls Online June Sale on June 7-8 will be held at Dundalk Racecourse on Friday, May 19, Tattersalls Online announced. Open to unraced 2-year-olds, the breezes will provide an opportunity for entries to gallop on the all-weather track similarly to conventional breeze-up sales. During their breezes, the 2-year-olds will be filmed and footage will then be uploaded to the Tattersalls Online website two weeks prior to the sale. Similar options will also be provided on request for entries based in the United Kingdom. Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony...

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Irish Barrier Trials to Resume

The popular Irish EBF Barrier Trials initiative will return from May, with dates at three different racecourses having been approved by Horse Racing Ireland. The first trials will be held at Naas on Monday, May 29, using the inside course over six and seven furlongs. On Monday, July 3, the action will switch to Limerick, which will stage trials over six-and-a-half and seven-and-a-half furlongs. Dundalk hosts the final session on the all-weather on Tuesday, September 5, with trials set to be run over five, six and seven furlongs. The trials...

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