Fev Rover (Ire)

A Classic Season for Castellano

ARCADIA, CA - As Javier Castellano gets ready to ride three mounts on Breeders' Cup Saturday, the recently turned 46-year-old is amidst one of the best years of his career. And it almost never happened. A pair of Breeders' Cup wins at the 2019 Championships put an exclamation point on the Hall of Famer's eighth straight season with more than $20 million in earnings. But, the year 2020, like it was for so many, was more about overcoming adversity for the native of Venezuela. Castellano was the first jockey to...

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Making Waves: Purple Patch For Godolphin

   In this series, the TDN takes a look at notable successes of European-based sires in North America. This week's column is highlighted by the victory of Nations Pride in the Canadian International at Woodbine and two other graded wins for Godolphin colourbearers.   Nations Pride Adds Another Graded Win To His Resume Autumn in North America is a rich seasonal hunting ground for Godolphin's European raiders, particularly those trained by Charlie Appleby, and Nations Pride (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}) scooped Woodbine's GI Canadian International S. recently (video). The royal blue...

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Dam Of Grade I Winner Fev Rover To Be Offered At Goffs November Sale

The broodmare Laurelita (Ire) (High Chaparral {Ire}), the dam of US Grade I winner Fev Rover (Ire) (Gutaifan {Ire}), will be offered by Manister House Stud during the Goffs November Breeding Stock Sale, the sales company announced on Tuesday. The sale takes place from Nov. 24-25. The Mark Casse trainee won the GI Beverly D S. at Colonial Downs this past summer. A sister to six other winners, Laurelita is out of the Dansili (GB) mare Chervil (GB), whose siblings include GI Yellow Ribbon S. heroine Light Jig (GB) (Danehill)....

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Half-Sister to Fev Rover Starts at Newcastle

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 a half GI winner Fev Rover (Ire) (Gutaifan {Ire}). 19.00 Newcastle, Novice, £6,600, 2yo, f, 6fT LEVERET (IRE) (Invincible Army {Ire}) is a half-sister to the recent GI Beverly D S. heroine Fev Rover (Ire) (Gutaifan {Ire}), whose three other group and graded-stakes wins include the...

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Sod Dabbler Or Diver, Saturday's Graded Stakes Runs Deep

The going sticks will get stuck and with the rails down or out, the Saturday graded stakes lineup trucks in with heaps of sod for your turf racing enjoyment. Whether you are a dabbling duck or one that takes a deep dive, there is something for everyone as the Downs--Kentucky and Colonial--plus Woodbine Racetrack and the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, all feature high-level grass action. KENTUCKY DOWNS GRADED SIX PACK The uniquely designed turf course at Kentucky Downs cards the most graded stakes this Saturday, which will lead off with...

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Making Waves: Active Members Only

   In this series, the TDN takes a look at notable successes of European-based sires in North America. This week's column is highlighted by the victory of Activist Investing in a Saratoga race last weekend. Kingman Colt Doubles Up In New York The Klaravich Stables/Chad Brown axis combined with Saratoga winner Activist Investing (GB) (Kingman {GB}) on Sunday (video). Already a winner during the Belmont at Aqueduct meet third out last October, the son of Astronomy's Choice (GB) (Redoute's Choice {Aus}) was bred by Robin Geffen. Joining the Klaravich fold...

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Graded Stakes Mark Saratoga Opening Weekend

How's your Saratoga opening weekend stakes knowledge? You probably already knew that the Sanford S. is the only race that the legendary Man o' War ever lost. Or that over a five-year span in the '60s, the great Kelso amassed a staggering record of 63-39-12-2. You also knew that the late '80s warrior Quick Call, who lived to the ripe old age of 35, was denied a third consecutive GII Forego H. by a nose to Lay Down. And if you are pretty sharp, then you have it down pat...

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Phoenix An Option For Perfect Power

Group 2 winner Perfect Power (Ire) (Ardad {Ire}) is a likely supplement for the Aug. 8 G1 Keeneland Phoenix S. at The Curragh according to trainer Richard Fahey. Third at first asking at Newcastle near the end of May, the bay graduated at Hamilton on June 9 and clawed out a narrow win in the G2 Norfolk S. at Royal ascot on June 17. However, the Phoenix is not the only race being looked at by his connections, with the G2 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Gimcrack S. also under consideration...

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Tattersalls Irish 1000 Guineas Likely For Fev Rover

Group 2 winner Fev Rover (Ire) (Gutaifan {Ire}), who ran third in the G1 QIPCO 1000 Guineas at Newmarket on May 2, will likely make her next appearance in the G1 Tattersalls Irish 1000 Guineas on May 23. Runner-up in the G2 Duchess Of Cambridge S. at second asking in July, the Richard Fahey-trained bay took a listed at Sandown later that month, before winning Deauville's G2 Shadwell Prix du Calvados on Aug. 22. The Nick Bradley Racing silksbearer ended her season with a fourth in the G1 Qatar Prix...

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Enable Faces History; O'Brien Arc Runners Scratched

She is here. She made it. Relax, breathe easier. All the personnel linked by her journey from Juddmonte foal to Clarehaven thoroughbred icon have their work complete. There is only Frankie now in the human chain that connects to the wondermare whose very name evokes positivity and entitlement. At 4:05pm Parisian time, Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) brings closure to her epic odyssey against a suitably dramatic climatic backdrop. As if she has summoned the trinity of gods of the wind, the rain and the clouds to frame her historic bid...

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Doncaster a Weathervane in Tempestuous Times

DONCASTER, UK--Well, this is the day when perhaps we'll start to know. Only perhaps, mind. Each auction is a market in its own right and, besides, everyone has over recent months become accustomed to such wild fluctuations in outlook that the world can look a very different place between breakfast and dinner, never mind between the opening session of the yearling sales season, at Doncaster on Tuesday, and its conclusion two months hence. All that said, the opening skirmishes of the Goffs UK Premier Yearling Sale are bound to be...

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Fev Rover Camp Mulls Group 1 Options

Saturday's G2 Prix du Calvados heroine Fev Rover (Ire) (Gutaifan {Ire}) emerged in good order following her Deauville triumph. The filly's is a potential starter in either the G1 Qatar Prix Marcel Boussac Criterium des Pouliches at ParisLongchamp on Arc Day, Oct. 4, or the Oct. 9 G1 Bet365 Fillies' Mile at Newmarket. Second in her first two starts, including the G2 Duchess fo Cambridge S. in July, the Nick Bradley Racing 43 and Partner flagbearer took the Listed Star S. on July 21 before her successful French foray. "She'll...

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