Observations: Arqana September Topper 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 Insights features half-sister to top-shelf performers Sottsass (Fr) and Sistercharlie (Ire) at Newmarket Friday. 3.20 Doncaster, Novice, £7,300, 3yo/up, f/m, 10f 43yT ROYAL SCANDAL (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) looks to underline the striking impression she made on debut at Newcastle last month under a seven-pound penalty facing a trio...

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Mangoustine Relative Catalogued in Auctav May Online Sale

Ourebi (Frankel {GB}), who is a half-sister to the dam of G1 French 1000 Guineas heroine Mangoustine (Fr) (Dark Angel {Ire}), has been catalogued as lot 8 in the Auctav May Online Sale on May 25. Consigned by Al Shahania Stud France, the bay is out of GIII Miesque S. heroine Louvain (Ire) (Sinndar {Ire}), herself the dam of GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf victress Flotilla (Fr) (Mizzen Mast), stakes winner Louvakhova (Maria's Mon), and the stakes-placed Big Five (GB) (Frankel {GB}). In addition, Ourebi's half-sister Zotilla (Ire) (Zamindar)...

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French Flair On Show At Tattersalls' Park Paddocks

NEWMARKET, UK--The Arqana Breeding Stock Sale may not start until Saturday but there is plenty of French-flavoured fare to be served up at the Tattersalls December Mares' Sale this week in Newmarket. The partial dispersal from Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani's select band of broodmares based at Haras des Cruchettes in Normandy provides an obvious point of interest, with two young Group 1 winners among the eight mares to be sold through the Newsells Park Stud draft. "The connection was natural because Newsells has been boarding all our mares...

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