Golden Horde (Ire)

Half to Golden Horde Starts at The Curragh

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. Sunday's observations features a half-sister to Group 1 winner Golden Horde (Ire) (Lethal Force {Ire}). 1.30 Curragh, Mdn, €17,500, 2yo, f, 6fT HEART TO HEART (GB) (Zoffany {Ire}) was withdrawn from her intended debut at Dundalk earlier this month which was won by fellow Ballydoyle trainee and 'TDN Rising...

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Half to Golden Horde Unveiled at Dundalk

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. Wednesday's Insights features a half-brother to G1SW Golden Horde (Ire) (Lethal Force {Ire}). 4.30 Dundalk, Mdn, €14,000, 2yo, f, 5fT HEART TO HEART (GB) (Zoffany {Ire}), one of two debutantes from Ballydoyle, is a 580,000gns Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 1 half-sister to the G1 Commonwealth Cup hero Golden...

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From the Experts: Gwen Monneraye

On the back of the eagerly anticipated stallion fee announcements in Europe, Emma Berry spoke with a number of leading industry figures about value. Today we hear from Gwen Monneraye of La Motteraye Consignment. EB: Who have you identified as a first-year stallion at an appealing opening fee? GM: I really like Persian King (Ire). I know that at €30,000 he is not a bargain price, but he's a Classic winner from a good family and [his sire] Kingman (GB) is so hot, so we decided to buy a share...

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Golden Horde to Montfort et Preaux, as Roster Revealed

Group 1 winner Golden Horde (Ire) (Lethal Force {Ire}-Entreat [GB}, by Pivotal {GB}) will stand at Haras de Montfort et Preaux next year. The G1 Commonwealth Cup victor will command €10,000. Trained by Clive Cox, the chestnut also placed in the G1 July Cup and G1 Sprint Cup this term before retiring last month. "He was a very productive 2-year-old who showed immense class from the start," Cox said of his juvenile G2 Richmond S. hero, who also ran third in the G1 Prix Morny and second in the G1...

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G1SW Golden Horde Sore, Will Skip Champions Day

Golden Horde (Ire) (Lethal Force {Ire}) is out of contention for the Oct. 17 G1 QIPCO British Champions Sprint S. after sustaining a setback, the Racing Post reported on Sunday. The AlMohamediya Racing colourbearer won the G1 Commonwealth Cup S. at Royal Ascot earlier this season, before running third in the July 11 G1 Darley July Cup S. and fifth in the Aug. 9 G1 LARC Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville. The 3-year-old colt reported home third in the G1 Betfair Sprint Cup S. at Haydock when last seen...

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Golden Horde All Set for Champions Sprint S.

G1 Commonwealth Cup S. hero Golden Horde (Ire) (Lethal Force {Ire}) will make his next start in the G1 QIPCO Champions Sprint S. on Oct. 17, trainer Clive Cox announced on Monday. Third in the G1 Darley July Cup S. at Newmarket on July 11, the AlMohamediya Racing colourbearer was fifth in the G1 LARC Prix Maurice de Gheest on Aug. 9 and completed the trifecta in the G1 Betfair Sprint Cup S. at Haydock on Sept. 5. "He'll most definitely go there," said Cox. "That was definitely the worst...

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Golden Horde Bound for Haydock Sprint Cup

Group 1 winner Golden Horde (Ire) (Lethal Force {Ire}) is targeting the G1 Haydock Sprint Cup on Sept. 5 for his next start, according to trainer Clive Cox. A winner of the 2020 G1 Commonwealth Cup S. at Royal Ascot, the 3-year-old colt ran third in the G1 Darley July Cup on July 11 and was fourth in Deauville's G1 Prix Maurice de Gheest on Aug. 9. "The Sprint Cup at Haydock would be a logical step to take from here, if all is well in the meantime," said Cox....

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July Cup in the Cards for Threat

MGSW Threat (Ire) (Footstepsinthesand {GB}) will take his chance in the G1 Darley July Cup at Newmarket rather than head to France this weekend. Trainer Richard Hannon had earmarked Sunday's seven-furlong G1 Prix Jean Prat for last year's G2 Gimcrack S. winner--but he has had a change of heart. Threat finished fifth to Palace Pier (GB) (Kingman {GB}) over a mile in the G1 St James's Palace S. on his only outing to date this season. Hannon told his website www.richardhannonracing.co.uk: "As long as there are no last-minute glitches, the...

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Lethal Force's Golden Horde Powers to Commonwealth Cup Triumph

Strong and direct at two and just the same on this seasonal return, AlMohamediya Racing's Golden Horde (Ire) (Lethal Force {Ire}) was the main player on Royal Ascot Friday as he provided trainer Clive Cox and jockey Adam Kirby with yet another major sprint when making virtually all in the G1 Commonwealth Cup. Always at the head of the stand's-side group and in front overall before two out, the 5-1 shot whose sire captured the G1 Diamond Jubilee S. for this partnership here in 2013 kept digging in to beat...

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Cox Outlines Plans for Star Pair

Clive Cox is bullish on his charges GSW & MG1SP Golden Horde (Ire) (Lethal Force {Ire}) and GSW Positive (GB) (Dutch Art {GB}) chances, while waiting for racing to resume this season. The pair did very little wrong last year, with G2 Richmond S. winner Golden Horde finishing third to Earthlight (Ire) (Shamardal) in the G1 Prix Morny before closing the gap on Andre Fabre's charge to a neck when second in the G1 Middle Park S. at Newmarket. Positive found only Pinatubo (Ire) (Shamardal) too good in the G2...

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