GI Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint

First Foal for GISW Golden Pal

The first foal by Grade I-winning sprinter Golden Pal (Uncle Mo) was born early Tuesday morning at Keith & Ginger Myers' Coteau Grove Farms in Louisiana. The bay is the second foal out of Multi Strategy (Scat Daddy), a daughter of graded winner Freefourracing (French Deputy). The Coolmore stallion will stand the 2024 season at $25,000. "This is a strong colt with great bone and muscle", said Coteau Grove Broodmare Manager Jacob Cyprian. "He has a beautiful head with quality. We sold his half-brother for good money so hopefully this...

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MGISW Caravel Retired, Date With Justify Scheduled

GI Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint heroine Caravel (Mizzen Mast) was retired to Kentucky's Hunter Valley Farm by the ownership group of Qatar Racing, Madaket Stables and Marc Detampel, and will be bred for the 2024 season to Justify, as first reported on the Lancaster Farming website by Mid-Atlantic Horse correspondent Sam Cavalieri. Bred by Elizabeth Merryman and raised on her farm in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, Caravel is heading to the breeding shed after she RNA'd for $2.4 million at the Keeneland November Sale. "The ownership group has very much kept me...

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Bradsell Scratched From BC Turf Sprint

Group 1 winner Bradsell (GB) (Tasleet {GB}) has been scratched from the GI Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint by trainer Archie Watson. A winner of the King's Stand S. this term, the Victorious Racing runner was due to be ridden by Luke Morris, as his regular rider Hollie Doyle is serving a suspension. Europeans are still strongly represented in the Santa Anita affair, however, as G1 Nunthorpe S. hero Live In the Dream (Ire) (Prince Of Lir {Ire}) is still signed on, as is Aesop's Fables (Ire) (No Nay Never).

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Highfield Princess Will Skip Breeders' Cup In Favor of Hong Kong Sprint

Trainers House Enterprises Ltd.'s G1 Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp Longines winner Highfield Princess (Fr) (Night of Thunder {Ire}) will make her next start in the G1 Hong Kong Sprint at Sha Tin on Dec. 10, trainer John Quinn revealed. The 6-year-old mare had originally planned to start next in the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita on Nov. 4, but will skip a trip to California in favor of a journey to the Far East. "All being well, we're going to go to Hong Kong with her," Quinn said. "It...

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Live In The Dream Settling In Well In Advance Of Woodford

Breeders' Cup qualifier Live In The Dream (Ire) (Prince Of Lir {Ire}), who won the G1 Nunthorpe S. in August, is doing well prior to an intended start in the Oct. 7 GII Woodford S. at Keeneland. "He's very well, he's out of quarantine and he took the travelling very well," trainer Adam West said on Tuesday. "You can't do too much in quarantine, he had a little canter on the track for the first time yesterday and he's breezing on the grass today, then it'll be a light blow...

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MGISW Caravel and Dam Zeezee Zoomzoom Entered In Keeneland November Sale

Consigned by Hunter Valley Farm, agent, MGISW and MGSW Caravel (Mizzen Mast), who has earned nearly $2 million, and her dam, Zeezee Zoomzoom (Congrats), who is in foal to Justify, have been cataloged to Book 1 of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale on Nov. 8, the sales division said in a release Friday afternoon. "Both Adrian and I are delighted to be selling such a unique package on the same day," Fergus Galvin of Hunter Valley said. "We feel both will complement each other well. Obviously Caravel is a...

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Caravel Continues Training Towards Royal Ascot

Two-time Pennsylvania-bred Horse of the Year and GI Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint winner Caravel (Mizzen Mast) continues to train at Churchill Downs following her victory in the $300,000 Unbridled Sidney S. on Kentucky Oaks Day. Owned in partnership by Qatar Racing, Marc Detampel and Madaket Stables, Caravel is likely to make her next start at Royal Ascot in the G1 King's Stand S. Tuesday, June 20. The Brad Cox-trainee galloped about 1 3/8 miles Friday under exercise rider Fernando Espinoza. Caravel would be Cox's first starter at Royal Ascot. "One...

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MGSW Leinster Represented By First Foal

Leinster (Majestic Warrior), a multiple graded-stakes winning half-brother to MGISW Stormy Liberal (Stormy Atlantic) and third in the 2020 GI Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint, was represented by his first foal, a filly, Thurs. Jan. 5 at Pleasant Acres Stallions. "Leinster was a great addition to the stallion barn at Pleasant Acres Stallions," said breeder Helen Barbazon. "It's very exciting to see him produce such an exceptional filly in his first crop. We look forward to following this beautiful foal's career." Leinster will stand the 2023 season for $5,000.

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Highfield Princess Poised For Turf Clash With Golden Pal

Trainer John Quinn is "happy" with three-time Group 1 winner Highfield Princess (Fr) (Night Of Thunder {Ire}) ahead of a start in the 5 1/2-furlong $1-million GI Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint at Keeneland on Nov. 5. The 5-year-old drew stall six in the field of 16, two to the inside of crack American sprinter Golden Pal (Uncle Mo). She also carries three pounds less than the colt, and Quinn is relishing a clash with the Wesley Ward trainee. Ward also has multiple Group 1 winner Campanelle (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) (stall...

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Golden Pal Headlines Keeneland's Friday Work Tab

Mrs. John Magnier, Derrick Smith, Michael Tabor and Westerberg's Golden Pal (Uncle Mo), undefeated in four prior starts at Keeneland, worked five furlongs in 1:03.80 as he completed his preparations toward defending his title in the GI Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint. "Sometimes when you come up to a big event like the Breeders' Cup, you can get a little nervous and try to overdo things," said trainer Wesley Ward. "But we are just sticking with the plan." Also working Friday for Ward was Stonestreet Stables's 'TDN Rising Star' Love Reigns...

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Breeders' Cup Still The Aim For Highfield Princess

Three-time Group 1 winner Highfield Princess (Fr) (Night Of Thunder {Ire}) is still pointing toward a start in the GI Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint at Keeneland in November, according to trainer John Quinn. They bay has enjoyed a busy campaign, but has reached a new level as of late summer, with three consecutive Group 1 victories in August and September: the Prix Maurice de Gheest, York's Nunthorpe S. and the Curragh's Flying Five S. on Longines Irish Champions Weekend. "All being well, she goes to the Breeders' Cup," said Quinn....

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Breeders' Cup Beckons For A Case Of You

Group 1 winner A Case Of You (Ire) (Hot Streak {Ire}) is headed for the GI Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint at Del Mar in early November. A winner of the G3 Lacken S. from four starts this spring, the Gary Devlin-owned colt returned in August with a third in the G3 Phoenix Sprint S. He was only a half-length second in the G1 Flying Five S. at The Curragh on Sept. 12, prior to his G1 Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp Longines heroics. Trainer Ado McGuinness said, "We had a...

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