Haras de Montaigu

Technician To Montaigu

Group 1-winning stayer Technician (Ire) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}-Arosa {Ire}, by Sadler's Wells) will enter stud in 2022 at Haras de Montaigu. He will be syndicated. Trained by Martyn Meade, Technician was purchased by Team Valor International after breaking his maiden by 3 1/4 lengths in April of his 3-year-old campaign in 2019. He finished second next out in the G3 Classic Trial before earning his first black-type score two starts later in the Listed Prix Ridgway over a mile and a quarter. Technician added the G3 Geoffrey Freer S. later that...

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Arqana Back In Business With August Highlight 

DEAUVILLE, France--As the first full day of showing got underway for Arqana's August Yearling Sale, the sales grounds gradually filled as visitors arrived from Britain and Ireland, along with a planeload of agents and owners who came straight to Normandy from Saratoga.  As if to welcome France's premier sale back to its rightful slot in the calendar, the sun also made an appearance as Arqana prepared to bring the curtain up on the European yearling season. The three-day auction begins its run on Saturday, with two select evening sessions after...

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Haras de Montaigu Announces 2020 Roster

The four-strong 2021 roster of stallions at Haras de Montaigu is led by jumps stallion No Risk At All (Fr) (My Risk {Fr}), who will command a fee of €10,000, the French stud announced on Monday. The quartet is completed by fellow NH sire Beaumec de Houelle (Fr) (Martaline {GB}) at €6,000, MGSW & G1SP Jimmy Two Times (Fr) (Kendargent {Fr}) at €4,000-both with first weanlings this year--and is rounded out by GSW Night Wish (Ger) (Sholokhov {Ire}), who has his first 2-year-olds in 2020, at €3,000.

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Jimmy Two Times on the Move to Montaigu

MGSW Jimmy Two Times (Fr) (Kendargent {Fr}-Steel Woman {Ire}, by Anabaa) will stand at Haras de Montaigu in 2021, the French stud announced on Wednesday. A winner of the G3 Prix de la Porte Maillot and third in the G1 LARC Prix Maurice de Gheest as a sophomore, the grey added the G3 Prix Edmond Blanc in his last start for Haras de Saint Pair and the G2 Prix du Muguet for his new owner Godolphin-both at Saint-Cloud-to his ledger at four for trainer Andre Fabre. Bred by Francis Teboul...

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Best of Both Worlds

The latest instalment of Emma Berry's winter series on the crossover between the Flat and National Hunt scenes On Boxing Day, Epatante (Fr) (No Risk At All {Fr}) followed the example of her stable-mate Verdana Blue (Ire) (Getaway {Ger}) by winning the G1 Christmas Hurdle at Kempton. Her five-length victory (with the previous year's winner back in fourth) came on the back of a similarly impressive win at Newbury in November and launched the 6-year-old mare to the head of the betting for the Unibet Champion Hurdle on Mar. 3....

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