Ed Walker

Waipiro Follows Brother to Hong Kong

Waipiro (Ire) (Australia {GB}), winner of the G3 Hampton Court S. at Royal Ascot last week for PK Siu and Ed Walker, has run his last race in Britain and is set to continue his career in Hong Kong. The winner of a Newmarket novice in April, Waipiro was then second in the Lingfield Derby Trial and sixth in the Derby itself. His half-brother Waikuku (Ire) (Harbour Watch {Ire}) was a multiple Group 1 winner in Hong Kong in the same colours, landing the Stewards' Cup twice, including when beating...

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Australia's Waipiro Takes The Hampton Court

One of the first runners to emerge out of the Derby, Siu Pak-Kwan's Waipiro (Ire) (Australia {GB}--London Plane {Ire}, by Danehill Dancer {Ire}) did the Blue Riband form no harm at all with an authoritative success in Royal Ascot's G3 Hampton Court S. on Thursday. Sixth and not disgraced at Epsom, having booked his ticket there with a runner-up finish in the Listed Lingfield Derby Trial, the Ed Walker trainee was able to maintain his season's progress and dominate this competitive race to suggest as bright a future as his...

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MG1SW & BC Mile Entrant Dreamloper Supplemented to KEENOV

Last month's G1 Prix du Moulin de Longchamp winner Dreamloper (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}--Livia's Dream {Ire}, by Teofilo {Ire}), who is set to contest the $2 million GI FanDuel Breeders' Cup Mile Saturday at Keeneland, has been supplemented to Book 1 of Keeneland's November Breeding Stock Sale. Ed Walker Racing, agent will consign her as a racing or broodmare prospect. Dreamloper, who was bred by Mrs. Olivia Hoare and races in the colors of Jason Fill, has also been pre-entered in the GI Maker's Mark Breeders' Cup Filly &...

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29 Declared For Tattersalls October Auction S.

Already victorious in the £100,000 Tattersalls Somerville Auction S. at Newmarket in August, Amichi (Ire) (Gutaifan {Ire}) one of 29 juveniles signed on for the six-furlong £150,000 Tattersalls October Auction S. back at HQ on Saturday. Trained by Ed Walker, Amichi is a 15,500gns graduate of the Tattersalls Somerville Yearling Sale. Saturday's contest is open to 2-year-olds offered at the Tattersalls Somerville Yearling Sale, the Tattersalls October Yearling Sales Book 3 and 4, or which were withdrawn from any of the above sales and were subsequently offered at the Tattersalls...

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Moulin Marred By Coroebus Injury As Lope De Vega's Dreamloper Wins

There was the kind of drama at ParisLongchamp on Sunday that nobody needs as Godolphin's 2000 Guineas and St James's Palace S. hero Coroebus (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) suffered a fatal injury in early straight before Jason Fill's Dreamloper (Ire) (Lope De Vega {Ire}--Livia's Dream {Ire}, by Teofilo {Ire}) ran out an impressive winner of the G1 Prix du Moulin de Longchamp. The Ed Walker-trained mare, who had also won the G1 Prix d'Ispahan here May 29, was prominently-placed throughout by Kieran Shoemark and was therefore ahead of the 21-10 favourite's...

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Why A Major British Owner Is Resigned To Selling After Big-Race Win

Fresh from recording one of his biggest paydays as an owner when Amichi (Ire) (Gutaifan {Ire}) stormed to victory in the Tattersalls Somerville Auction S. at Newmarket on Saturday, Laurence Bellman has admitted that the Ed Walker-trained juvenile is likely to continue his career abroad. But first, Bellman is excited to roll the dice at another valuable sales race, the £150,000 Tattersalls October Auction S. in October. After that, the property developer expects to field offers from abroad for the gelding and explained why it is becoming increasingly difficult as...

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Goodwood Goals For Walker Fillies

Group 1 winner Dreamloper (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}) and Primo Bacio (Ire) (Awtaad {Ire}) will both be aimed at the Goodwood Festival later this month, trainer Ed Walker has revealed. The former, who races in the silks of J. Fill, ran third in last season's G1 Sun Chariot S. before posting a win in the May 1 G2 Dahlia S. and, in a new career best, the G1 Prix d'Ispahan at ParisLongchamp on May 29. She was sixth last out at the Curragh in the G1 Pretty Polly S....

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Nassau Next For Ed Walker's Group 1 Winner Dreamloper

Ed Walker has earmarked the G1 Nassau S. at Goodwood for Dreamloper (Ire) (Lope De Vega {Ire}) as she bids to put a below-par effort behind her in the G1 Pretty Polly S. at the Curragh. Dreamloper started her season in fine form with high-profile victories in the G2 Dahlia S. at Newmarket before beating the boys in the G1 Prix d'Ispahan. While she couldn't land a blow in the Pretty Polly on Derby weekend at the Curragh, better is expected from Dreamloper when she gets her desired conditions. "It...

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Prix d'Ispahan Glory For Lope De Vega's Dreamloper

Pitched in against the colts in a winnable renewal of the G1 Prix d'Ispahan at ParisLongchamp on Sunday, Dreamloper (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}--Livia's Dream {Ire}, by Teofilo {Ire}) put them to the sword to reward Ed Walker's enterprise. Putting it all together with a career-best success in Newmarket's G2 Dahlia S. at the start of the month, the 5-1 shot was kept close to the leader Sealiway (Fr) (Galiway {GB}) by Kieran Shoemark before brushing last year's Champion S. hero aside in early straight. Staying on powerfully as the...

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Dreamloper To Face Males In Prix D'Ispahan

G2 Dahlia S. heroine Dreamloper (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}) will try her luck against males in the G1 Prix d'Ispahan at ParisLongchamp on Sunday, according to trainer Ed Walker. A winner of the G3 Valiant S. last July and third in the G1 Sun Chariot S. later that year, the bay mare clawed out a nose victory in the Dahlia S. at Newmarket on May 1. After her visit to France, the J. Fill colourbearer has an engagement in the June 26 G1 Pretty Polly S. "The plan is...

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Ward Living the Dream With Starman

When the affable David Ward bought a Montjeu (Ire) yearling filly at Goffs Orby through SackvilleDonald for €50,000 in 2011, he could not have envisaged the journey she would take he and his family on over the next 10 years. Named Northern Star (Ire), she was no world-beater on the track, winning a maiden at Bath as a 3-year-old; however, her record as a broodmare was impeccable before her untimely death after delivering just three foals. Her second foal was Starman (GB) (Dutch Art {GB}), who carried Ward's colours to...

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Starman Out Of Champions Sprint; Retires To Tally-Ho Stud

Starman (GB) (Dutch Art {GB}--Northern Star {Ire}, by Montjeu {Ire}), who was favourite for Saturday's G1 QIPCO British Champions Sprint S., has been retired from racing after suffering a minor injury. He will stand next season at Tally-Ho Stud in Ireland. "It's a huge shame as we were really looking forward to Saturday and confirming him to be the champion that he is," said Starman's trainer Ed Walker. "I've always thought he was the best around and he's certainly the best I've ever trained." Bred and raced by David Ward,...

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