Gowran Park

Daughter Of Dank Appears 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. Saturday's Observations features a daughter of GI Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf heroine Dank (GB) (Dansili {GB}). 1.58 Chantilly, Cond, €27,000, 2yo, c/g, 9fT SILAWI (IRE) (Dubawi {Ire}) is a son of the G1 Prix Marcel Boussac and G1 Prix Saint-Alary heroine Silasol (Ire) (Monsun {Ger}), who was...

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Son Of Different League Set For Gowran Bow

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 Observations features a son of G3 Albany S. heroine Different League (Fr) (Dabirsim {Fr}). 13.55 Gowran, Mdn, €16,000, 2yo, c/g, 7fT With Ryan Moore engaged elsewhere, Wayne Lordan gets the call aboard Aidan O'Brien trainee SUBZERO (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}), who is the first of two foals out of...

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Irish Injured Jockeys Charity Race Series Draws 16

A total of 16 participants will line up for the 2022 Corinthian Challenge Charity Race Series, announced officials from the Irish Injured Jockeys Fund. The riders taking part are: Jane Davis, Neil Durkan, Peter O'Reilly, Joan Tyner, Craig Kileff, Laura Bennett, Stan Begley, Sonya Mc Aleer, Maia O'Connor Kridichart, Michelle O'Brien, Darren Harrison, Marie Vallet, Laura Burnett, Fiona Dowling, Emer Lawlor and Dean Ryan. After a two-year break, the series is comprised of three races held at The Curragh, Gowran Park and Leopardstown Racecourses in July, September and October, respectively....

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Daughter of Acapulco in Racecourse Bow

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 Observations features a daughter of Royal Ascot winner Acapulco (Scat Daddy). 2.40 Gowran, Mdn, €15,000, 3yo/up, f/m, 8fT SO BEAUTIFUL (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}), representing the Westerberg/Magnier/Tabor/Smith coalition, is big news as the second foal out of the G2 Queen Mary S. winner and G1 Nunthorpe S. runner-up Acapulco...

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Half to State of Rest Debuts at Gowran

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 Observations features a half-sister to GI Saratoga Derby hero State of Rest (Ire) (Starspangledbanner {Aus}). 6.05 Gowran Park, Mdn, €25,000, 2yo, 7fT TRANQUIL LADY (IRE) (Australia {GB}) makes her debut for Teme Valley Racing and Joseph O'Brien, who combined to win Saturday's GI Saratoga Derby with her half-brother...

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Daughter of Was Debuts at Gowran
Daughter of Was Debuts at Gowran

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. Monday's observations features a daughter of a Classic heroine. 1.45 Gowran Park, Mdn, €12,000, 2yo, f, 7fT CONCERT HALL (IRE) (Dubawi {Ire}) is the fourth foal out of the G1 Epsom Oaks heroine Was (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) who starts out for the Derrick Smith-Susan Magnier-Michael Tabor-Westerberg combination. Aidan O'Brien...

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Gowran Park Rescheduled For June 14

Following the abandonment of Gowran Park's Wednesday meeting, a replacement fixture has been scheduled at that venue for June 14, Horse Racing Ireland announced on Thursday. Entries for the afternoon meeting will close at noon on June 9, with declarations to be made by 10 a.m. on June 12. The first post will begin at 1:45 p.m.

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Brother to Serpentine Unveiled at Gowran

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. Monday's Insights features a full-brother to this year's Derby winner. 3.05 Gowran Park, Mdn, €15,500, 2yo, 8fT KING OF THE CASTLE (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}) is a full-brother to this year's G1 Epsom Derby hero Serpentine (Ire) who was the latest in a line of smart performers out of the...

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Siskin's Sister Is First Winner For Flintshire

Talacre, a half-sister to this year's G1 Irish 2000 Guineas winner Siskin (First Defence), is the first winner for five-time Grade/Group 1 winner Flintshire (GB), who stands at Hill 'n' Dale in Kentucky. 1st-Gowran, €15,500, Mdn, 9-19, 2yo, f, 8fT, 1:42.50, gd. TALACRE (f, 2, Flintshire {GB}--Bird Flown {GB}, by Oasis Dream {GB}), third last time over seven furlongs in The Curragh's Loder Irish EBF Fillies Race on Aug. 14, raced behind the leaders on the rail throughout the early stages. Angled wide for her challenge at the top of...

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Champers Elysees Takes the Fairy Bridge

Two progressive 3-year-old fillies fought out the finish of Wednesday's rescheduled G3 Coolmore No Nay Never Fairy Bridge S., with Fitzwilliam Racing's Champers Elysees (Ire) (Elzaam {Aus}) emerging on top of Haras de Saint Pair's Pearls Galore (Fr) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) in what could turn out to be a signpost to bigger things for both. Last seen winning by seven lengths in the Listed Corrib Fillies S. over seven furlongs at Galway July 28, Champers Elysees who traded as the 5-6 favourite going an extra half furlong here tracked the...

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Son of Irresistible Jewel on Deck for Gowran Debut

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 son of Group 1 producer Irresistible Jewel (Ire) (Danehill). 2.10 Gowran Park, Mdn, €14,000, 3yo, f, 9f 100yT Coolmore's LABURNUM (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}), an Aidan O'Brien trainee, is a full-sister to G1 Irish 2000 Guineas and G1 Criterium International hero Roderic O'Connor (Ire). She is...

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