G1 Prix Marcel Boussac

Two Group-Winning Wild Cards Added to the Arc Sale Catalogue

Two group winners have been added to the Arc Sale--set to go on Saturday, Sept. 30 at Saint-Cloud--in Jack Darcy (Ire) (Gleneagles {Ire}) and Freville (Fr) (Gleneagles {Ire}). Consigned by Barton Sales as lot 15, Jack Darcy, the G3 Glorious S. runner-up, is out of a half-sister to Group 1 winners Elmaamul (Diesis {GB}) and Reams of Verse (Nureyev). This is the close family of champion, six-time Group 1 heroine Midday (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}). Freville, lot 25, conditioned by Christopher Head, found success in the G3 Prix d'Aumale at...

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Clare Manning: 'Gan Teorainn The Most Exciting Horse I've Had To Sell'

NEWMARKET, UK-Classic contender Gan Teorainn (Ire) (Saxon Warrior {Jpn}) has been described by Clare Manning of Boherguy Stud as the most exciting horse the 29-year-old has ever had the chance to consign ahead of the eagerly-anticipated Sceptre Session at Tattersalls on Tuesday. Trained by her grandad Jim Bolger, Gan Teorainn advertised her Classic credentials when second in the G1 Prix Marcel Boussac at ParisLongchamp in October and can be backed at odds of 25-1 for next year's Oaks.  The Ennistown Stud-owned filly also boasts a rock-solid pedigree to match her...

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An Arc Of Questions

   After the early retreat of Desert Crown (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) and mixed signals from the Classic generation in general this summer, Sunday's G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe will provide more answers if not perhaps the categoric truth about how the generations compare on Sunday. In a fascinating renewal replete with conundrums, the best of the remaining 3-year-olds in action Luxembourg (Ire) (Camelot {GB}), Onesto (Ire) (Frankel {GB}), Vadeni (Fr) (Churchill {Ire}) and Westover (GB) (Frankel {GB}) pit their wits against the matured might of Titleholder (Jpn) (Duramente...

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Raclette Confirmed For Boussac

The undefeated 'TDN Rising Star' Raclette (GB) (Frankel {GB}) will head for the Oct. 3 Prix Marcel Boussac at ParisLongchamp next. A winner when unveiled at Deauville on Aug. 8, the bay Juddmonte colourbearer added a conditions races at Chantilly on Sept. 17. "She was very impressive last time out and she is probably one of the best fillies I have ever trained--she's got everything," said trainer Andre Fabre. "She has acceleration, a wonderful temperament, so far she is doing everything right. We'll go for the Boussac with her next....

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Thunder Moon Possible for Dewhurst

Group 1 winner Thunder Moon (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}), who won the G1 Goffs Vincent O'Brien National S. at The Curragh on Sunday for Chantal Regalado-Gonzalez, is under consideration for the G1 Dewhurst S. on Oct. 10, trainer Joseph O'Brien revealed on Monday. The bay graduated at first asking for breeder Anne Marie O'Brien at The Curragh on Aug. 9, before being purchased privately. "We were very happy with him," said O'Brien of the 'TDN Rising Star'. "It was a bit of a messy race, but he showed a great turn...

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