G2 Joel S.

Mutasaabeq Retired To The National Stud; 2024 Roster And Fees Released

Multiple group winner Mutasaabeq (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}--Ghanaati, by Giant's Causeway) has been retired and will take up stallion duties at The National Stud in Newmarket next year. The dual G2 Joel S. hero's fee will be £6,500. "We are delighted to have secured Mutasaabeq to join our stallion roster for the 2024 season," said The National Stud CEO Anna Kerr. "He was a very consistent horse on the track and showed a great attitude in his races. It is rare that a prospect with such an outstanding pedigree becomes...

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Commissioning Faces Rockfel Test At HQ

After Thursday's appetiser, Newmarket's Cambridgeshire meeting steps up on Friday with the five pattern races including the G2 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Rockfel S. for the 2-year-old Classic aspirants, a "Win And You're In" for the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies at Keeneland in November. Currently favourite for the seven-furlong contest is Isa Salman and Abdulla Al Khalifa's impressive July Course winner Commissioning (GB) (Kingman {GB}), who looks to provide John and Thady Gosden with a first group success for their team of 2-year-olds in 2022. There are a clutch...

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Another Joel For Benbatl As Newmarket's Track Record Falls

Confirming his love for Newmarket's Rowley Mile once again on Friday, one of the oldest TDN Rising Stars around Benbatl (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) showed up in uncompromising mood to break Kameko's track record over the 2000 Guineas track and trip when repeating his 2019 success in the G2 Joel S. Third behind that Classic hero in this 12 months ago, Saeed bin Suroor's veteran warrior had been a short-head second to Lavender's Blue (Ire) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) in Goodwood's G2 Celebration Mile having blown the start on his only...

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Moment of 2020: Kameko

In Moment of 2020, the staff of TDN Europe reflect on their favourite moments in racing for the year. Future Classic winner Kameko (Kitten's Joy) first came on my radar with his nose second in the G3 Solario S. in August of 2019 after winning on debut at Sandown in July. I especially noticed the flashy dark bay because he bore the same Qatar Racing silks as another favourite of mine, the late Cartier Horse of the Year Roaring Lion, also a Kentucky-bred incidentally by Kitten's Joy. A $90,000 Keeneland...

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