Even So (Ire)

Classic Heroine Even So Sold to Japan

Classic winner Even So (Ire) (Camelot {GB}-Breeze Hill {Ire}, by Danehill), has been sold by Coolmore to Japan for broodmare duties, Irishracing.com reported on Saturday. Lyons's brother and assistant Shane Lyons told Irishracing.com, "Even So has gone breeding and has been sold to Japan. She was an absolute lady, had a beautiful Dr Devious-pedigree so hopefully she does well over in Japan for her new connections. "She was a superstar and to win a Classic on home soil, you couldn't get any higher. It's what dreams are made of and...

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Stars Line Up for QIPCO British Champions Day

Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) might be retired to the Juddmonte paddocks, but there will still be plenty of equine stars spread across five group races on QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot on Saturday, as fields were drawn on Thursday morning. 2019 G1 QIPCO Champion S. winner Magical (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) is aiming for her second consecutive Champion S. score, and the Coolmore runner has been in prime form of late, with three Group 1 wins this season, her only loss a second to formidable frontrunner Ghaiyyath (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire})...

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Irish Oaks Headlines Saturday Action

Aidan O'Brien will be looking to bring down more barricades on Saturday as he chases the record of Sir Michael Stoute in The Curragh's G1 Juddmonte Irish Oaks. With five wins in the mile-and-a-half Classic, he sits one shy of the tally wracked up over the decades by the Newmarket-based legend and it will be no surprise were he to join him in 2020. Four fillies contest the latest renewal from Rosegreen, with Evie Stockwell's G1 Epsom Oaks and G2 Ribblesdale S. runner-up Ennistymon (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) the current standard-bearer...

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Lyons Ready to Roll

Ger Lyons's Glenburnie Stables enjoyed a banner 2019, adding to the 2011 G1 Cheveley Park S. success of Lightening Pearl (Ire) (Marju {Ire}) with a first domestic Group 1 triumph courtesy of Khalid Abdullah's hitherto unbeaten G1 Phoenix S. and G2 Railway S. hero Siskin (First Defence), and the Co. Meath-based trainer is primed for the resumption of racing whenever that moment arrives. "I'm blessed with a beautiful array of horses, I've a lovely bunch of 2-year-olds and a smashing bunch of 3-year-olds, and the team is very much led...

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