El Kabeir

First U.S. Runner for El Kabeir A 'Rising Star'

Peter Brant's Salimah (Ire) (El Kabeir), the first American starter for her Yeomanstown Stud-based sire and former 'TDN Rising Star', matched that feat with a highly impressive debut success Saturday afternoon at Tampa Bay Downs. As skinny as 4-5 in the latter stages of the wagering, the Peter Brant runner eased out all the way to 7-5 and was 13-10 when the gates flew. Off to a hesitant beginning beneath Samy Camacho, Salimah was allowed to find a rhythm and raced with just two of her rivals behind her as...

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Value Sires Part 5: First 3-Year-Olds

In this penultimate edition of the Value Sires Series, we look at stallions that had their first runners last year, and will therefore have their first 3-year-olds in 2022. With the numbers for 2021 tallied, this group actually appears to be a deep one, with plenty of them having done enough to go into their second years with a legitimate shot to still make it as a sire. While the last two cohorts produced runaway leaders in Mehmas (Ire) and Night Of Thunder (Ire), this year the riches were much...

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More Freshman Glory For Tally-Ho

It was extremely unlikely that any first-season sire this year would even get close to the record-breaking 56 winners for Mehmas (Ire) in 2020. That feat was made all the more remarkable by the fact that the start of the Flat season was delayed for several months by the pandemic-induced shutdown of racing. Leaving this huge tally aside, in any other year 35 first-crop winners at a strike-rate of 40% would be more than respectable, and it is this number, and £788,531 in progeny earnings in 2021, that sees Mehmas's...

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Dark Angel Leads Yeomanstown Roster at €60,000

Veteran stallion Dark Angel (Ire) (Acclamation {GB}) will stand for an unchanged fee of €60,000 in 2022, and leads the Yeomanstown Stud roster of five stallions. Firmly on top of the European 2-Year-Old Sires' table, the grey sired dual Group 1-winning juvenile Angel Bleu (Fr), as well as older filly Althiqa (GB), who won a brace of Grade Is Stateside. His third Group 1 winner this term was GI Maker's Mark Mile S. hero Raging Bull (Fr). Overall, the 16-year-old sired 20 stakes winners in 2021, 12 of them group...

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El Kabeir Colt Best in G2 Premio Gran Criterium

Already a listed winner after taking Milan's Premio Giuseppe de Montel on June 30, El Kabeir colt Don Chicco (GB) bounced back from a second versus heavy 2-5 favourite Some Respect (Ire) (Gleneagles {Ire}) in the Oct. 3 Listed Premio Vittorio Riva with a 1 1/4-length victory in the Premio Gran Criterium in Rome on Sunday. Second in a local debutante heat over 1000 metres on May 1, the bay graduated by three lengths switched to the all-weather here just eight days later and was making his fifth start in...

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First Stakes Winner For El Kabeir
First Stakes Winner For El Kabeir

Don Chicco, a debut second going five furlongs in Rome on May 1, graduated by three lengths when upped a furlong and switched to the all-weather at the same course just eight days later, and earned a first black-type rosette here while giving his first-season sire El Kabeir (Scat Daddy) a first stakes winner. Racing two lengths off the pace and on the outside without cover through the opening furlongs, Don Chicco moved to the fence rounding the turn. Switched to the middle of the course once again upon straightening,...

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Overbury And Tally-Ho Studs Share The Ardad Joy

ASCOT, UK--There's nothing quite like Royal Ascot to inject some interest into the first-season sires' championship and, with three days down and two to go, there will be several stallion masters with an extra spring in their step following the results of this week's juvenile contests. As Roger O'Callaghan of Tally-Ho Stud said on Thursday afternoon, "Royal Ascot is very important. This week can make the horses." And the O'Callaghan family has reason to be doubly pleased with the way the races have fallen so far this week. Their own...

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First Winner For El Kabeir as Son Don Chicco Graduates in Rome
First Winner For El Kabeir as Son Don Chicco Graduates in Rome

1ST-CAPANNELLE, €13,200, Mdn., 5-9, 2yo, 1200m (AWT), 1:13.50. DON CHICCO (GB) (128, c, 2, El Kabeir-Otrooha (Ire), by Oasis Dream {GB}), a distant second locally going 1000 metres over soft ground when unveiled on May 1, was tabbed the even-money pick in this quick return. Trying the all-weather surface for the first time, the bay battled with a rival for the advantage from the bell and sat a neck second on the far turn. He re-bid for the lead in upper stretch and forged clear to win by three lengths...

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Value Sires Part 4: First 2-Year-Olds

The wait is very nearly over for the young pretenders we will examine in this fourth installation of our multi-part Value Sires series: stallions with their first runners in 2021. While the full verdicts must be delayed until these are given a fair shake with their first full seasons with 2- and 3-year-olds, the reality is that the first juvenile races in the coming months will be akin to a perpetual Christmas morning in the bloodstock world, with each of us eager to unwrap the packages we have been examining...

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Average, Median Climb At Autumn Yearling Opener

Goffs staged the first of two sessions of its live online Autumn Yearling Sale on Tuesday. With the first-day catalogue of 296 scratched down to 167, 99 were sold (59%) for an aggregate of €662,400, compared to €1,134,400 last year when 192 were sold on the day from 254 offered. The average of €6,691 was up 13%, while the median climbed 11% to €4,200. Boherguy Stud's New Approach (Ire) colt out of Neophilia (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}) (lot 192) had originally been slated for the Goffs Sportsman's Sale, but connections opted...

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Dark Angel Leads Yeomanstown Roster at €60k

Dark Angel (Ire) (Acclamation {GB}) leads the 2021 Yeomanstown Stud roster at €60,000, as the County Kildare-based stud released their fees for next season. All fees have been reduced by 25% due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The grey has enjoyed a great season, and sits eighth on the TDN European General Sires List, with Group 1 winners Battaash (Ire) and Raging Bull (Ire) on top of younger horses of the quality of G1 Prix Morny third Rhythm Master (Ire), SW Fantasy Lady (Ire) and G3 Somerville Tattersalls S. runner-up...

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That's More Like It, as Tattersalls Ascot Posts Gains

NEWMARKET, UK-Every cloud has a silver lining, even one as black and pervasive as this accursed pandemic. And the transfer of the Tattersalls Ascot Yearling Sale from its eponymous base to the headquarters of its parent brand, as part of an emergency revamping of the yearling sales calendar, worked so well on Monday that conceivably it might prove tempting to make the relocation permanent. On the other hand, prospectors will go anywhere for the right animal. Mouse O'Ryan put it well. "You can sell a good horse at a crossroads,"...

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