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King's Stand Still The Aim For Winter Power

King Power Racing's Group 1 winner Winter Power (Ire) (Bungle Inthejungle {GB}) has exited her eighth-place finish in the G2 Temple S. at Haydock in good order and is still targeting the G1 King's Stand S. at Royal Ascot, according to trainer Tim Easterby. Successful in the G1 Nunthorpe S. last term, she was unplaced in both the G1 Flying Five S. at the Curragh in September and at ParisLongchamp in the Oct. 3 G1 Prix de l'Abbaye. Easterby is putting her performance down to a lack of conditioning and...

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Fanning Remembers The Last Lion

Group 1 winner and former sire The Last Lion (Ire) (Choisir {Aus}) sustained a fatal injury in a six-furlong all-weather handicap at Kempton Park on Saturday. A winner of the Brocklesby in 2016, the bay was eight. The Last Lion enjoyed a rigorous campaign in his 2-year-old year, and after winning the Brocklesby in early April, ran second in the G2 Norfolk S. at Royal Ascot, his fourth start of the year. Successful in the Listed Dragon S. later that summer, he then reported home second in the G3 Molecomb...

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Snow Lantern Retired; To Visit Dubawi

The Keswick Family's homebred G1 Falmouth S. winner Snow Lantern (GB) (Frankel {GB}) has been retired from racing and will be covered by Dubawi (Ire) this season. Trained by Richard Hannon, as was her Classic-winning dam Sky Lantern (Ire) (Red Clubs {Ire}), Snow Lantern was second in her lone start at two. With Hannon making no secret of the level at which he regarded the filly, Snow Lantern won on seasonal debut at Newbury last April, earning 'TDN Rising Star' status. After finishing third as the favourite in the Listed...

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King of Change Welcomes His First Foals

G1 Queen Elizabeth II S. victor King of Change (GB) (Farhh {GB}) celebrated the arrival of his first two reported foals recently Bred by John Quigley, the colt is out of the seven-time winner Table Forty Six (Ire) (Refuse To Bend {Ire}), who is from the extended family of the dual Group 1-placed Mezzogiorno (GB) (Unfuwain). He is "the best offspring that the mare has produced," according to Quigley. Joining the colt, is a filly out of Miss Frangipani (GB) (Frankel {GB}), who was bred by Stuart McPhee. King of...

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A Case Of You Bound For Winter Quarters

Group 1 winner A Case Of You (Ire) (Hot Streak {Ire}) will be freshened with an eye to a 2022 campaign trainer Ado McGuinness has revealed. The Gary Devlin colourbearer opened his 2021 season with a win over the all-weather at Dundalk in March and added the G3 Lacken S. to his haul at Naas on May 16 two starts later. Given some time off after an unplaced run in the G1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot, he was third in the G3 Phoenix Sprint S. at The Curragh on...

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Group 1 Winner Skalleti on Show in Rome

Likeable gelding Skalleti (Fr) (Kendargent {Fr}), a Group 1 winner in France and Germany, continued to pad his admirable record with a second victory in the G2 Premio Roma at Capannelle on Sunday. The grey won his first edition in 2019. Sent off at 6-5, the crowd's pick raced last of all in the bog-like going, as Alastor (Ire) (Helmet {Aus}) cut out the early running. Making up ground down the long straight, Skalleti raced out in the center of the course and was within striking distance with a quarter...

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Duke Of Marmalade Dies at 17

Multiple Group 1 winner and sire Duke Of Marmalade (Ire) (Danehill--Love Me True, by Kingmambo) died in his paddock at Drakenstein Stud in South Africa on Friday. The 17-year-old had been pensioned in October. "It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Duke Of Marmalade," Drakenstein Stud tweeted on Friday. "He died peacefully in his paddock this morning. He was a hero to many on the racetrack including ourselves, and a true gentleman at stud. "His legacy will live on through his progeny to come and his...

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Benbatl Retired to Big Red Farm in Japan

Godolphin homebred Benbatl (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}--Nahrain {GB}, by Selkirk), a multiple Group 1 winner in Dubai, Germany and Australia, has been retired from racing and will take up stallion duties at Big Red Farm in Japan. A fee for the 7-year-old, who is Dubawi's top earning, will be announced later. Trainer Saeed bin Suroor said, "Benbatl was a great horse for Godolphin, winning many important races throughout the world including Group 1 contests in Dubai, Germany and Australia. "He was the ultimate professional in everything he did, which made him...

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Grand Glory to Be Offered at Arqana December

Group 1 winner Grand Glory (GB) (Olympic Glory {Ire}), who races for Albert Frassetto, John d'Amato and Mike Pietrangelo, will be offered at the upcoming Arqana Breeding Stock Sale from Dec. 4-7. Slated to sell on Dec. 4, the G1 Prix Jean Roment heroine and G1 Prix de Diane third also won the G3 Prix de Flore as a 4-year-old and the G3 Grand Prix de Vichy this term. In her most recent start, the Haras de Bourgeauville-bred was second by a nose in the G1 Prix de l'Opera on...

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Group 1 Winner Alpine Star Retired

Group 1 winner Alpine Star (Ire) (Sea The Moon {Ger}--Alpha Lupi {Ire}, by Rahy) has been retired after an unplaced run in Sunday's G1 Prix Jacques le Marois according to the Niarchos Family's Racing Manager Alan Cooper. The Jessica Harrington trainee and Niarchos homebred is a half-sister to four-time Group 1 winner Alpha Centauri (Ire) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}). "She retires sound and hopefully she'll be a nice broodmare for us," said Cooper. A winner at Galway at second asking at two, the chestnut added the G2 Debutante S. next out and...

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Glen Shiel Pointing to Diamond Jubilee

Group 1 winner Glen Shiel (GB) (Pivotal {GB}), who won the G1 QIPCO British Champions Sprint S. to give regular jockey Hollie Doyle her first Group 1, is being aimed at the June 19 G1 Diamond Jubilee S. at Royal Ascot. The 7-year-old gelding, who is trained by Archie Watson for Hambleton Racing Xxxvi & Partner most recently ran fourth in the G2 Weatherbys Ireland Greenlands S. at The Curragh on May 22. Hambleton Racing Head Racing Manager Cosmo Charlton said,  "We were happy enough with that for his first...

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Poor Bloodwork Likely Culprit in Supremacy's Pavilion Run

Group 1 winner Supremacy (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}), who ran eighth and last in the G3 Pavilion S. as the 10-11 crowd's pick at Ascot on Apr. 28, returned a poor blood test after the race, trainer Clive Cox announced on Wednesday. Trainer Clive Cox said, "We have had a less than perfect blood result from him. We're leaving no stone unturned in the hope of rectifying the situation, which was far below expectations. We've had many tests--and without having a complete conclusion yet, we're hoping we can get him back...

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