Halfway To Heaven

Stars Abound In Final Galileo Crops

Two weeks removed from his death at age 23, Galileo (Ire)'s influence was keenly felt in Europe's feature races this weekend. At Ascot, Adayar (GB)-by Galileo's greatest son Frankel (GB)-became the first horse to do the Derby/King George double since Galileo himself accomplished the feat 20 years ago. On the same card, Godolphin's €260,000 Arqana Select purchase New Science (GB) (Lope De Vega {Ire}) stamped himself a 2-year-old to watch with victory in the Listed Pat Eddery S. He is out of a Galileo mare. Up North at York, horses...

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Influential Producer Cassandra Go Dies

Cassandra Go (Ire) (Indian Ridge {Ire}-Rahaam, by Secreto), the winner of the G2 King's Stand S. and an influential producer, has died aged 25 at Ballyhimikin Stud. Bred by John McKay, Cassandra Go was purchased by Trevor Stewart for 82,000gns as a foal through the BBA at the Tattersalls December Sale of 1996. Stewart sent her through the ring as a yearling at the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, but opted to retain her at 200,000gns. Sent into training with Geoff Wragg, Cassandra Go was soundly beaten in her lone start...

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Hawwaam To Stand At Wilgerbosdrift

South African champion Hawwaam (SAf) (Silvano {Ger}-Halfway To Heaven {SAf}, by Jet Master {SAf}), the winner of five Group 1s in the colours of the late Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, will enter stud in 2021 at Wilgerbosdrift Stud, which co-bred him with Mauritzfontein Stud and sold him for R1,000,000 at the Bloodstock South Africa National Yearling Sale in 2017. South Africa's champion 3-year-old of 2018-19, Hawwaam won the G1 Premier's Champions Challenge twice, and also collected the G1 Horse Chestnut S., G1 Daily News 2000 and G1 S...

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The Weekly Wrap: Long May They Run

It has been quite a week for the old boys. Continuing a fine season, Way To Paris (GB) (Champs Elysees {GB}) finally notched a deserved Group 1 victory for himself and his trainer Andrea Marcialis in the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud. At seven, he is a year younger than the sprinting duo of Limato (Ire) (Tagula {Ire}) and Judicial (Ire) (Iffraaj {GB}) who respectively recorded their 14th and 15th victories in Group 3 contests at Newmarket and Newcastle on Saturday. Then of course there's the redoubtable Caspian Prince (Ire), who...

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