Haras d'Etreham

French 'TDN Rising Star' Bound For Maher and Eustace Barn In Oz

Listed winner, Group 2-placed and 'TDN Rising Star' Lassaut (Fr) (Almanzor {Fr}) has been acquired privately by a syndicate led by Ozzie Kheir, and has entered quarantine prior to joining the Ciaron Maher/David Eustace barn Down Under. "He will arrive here later this month," Kheir told Racing.com. "He will not be targeted for the Autumn Carnivals at all, he will be aimed for the spring." Bred by Haras d'Etreham--which stands his sire who shuttles to New Zealand's Cambridge Stud--and Riviera Equine, SRL, Lassaut raced in their colours for trainer Jean-Claude...

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Godolphin's Quickstep Lives Up To Her Name For Wootton Bassett In Deauville Debut

4th-Deauville, €27,000, Mdn, 12-16, unraced 2yo, f, 7 1/2f (AWT), 1:31.73, st. QUICKSTEP (FR) (f, 2, Wootton Bassett {GB}--Dance Toupie {Fr}, by Dansili {GB}) was well away from the inside stall to race in a handy third after the opening quarter of this debutantes' heat. Making smooth headway on the bridle in the straight and sent with 300 metres remaining, the even-money pick took a slender advantage into the final furlong and kept on powerfully under whipless coaxing in the closing stages to defeat Sunlike (Fr) (De Treville {GB}) by...

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Almanzor and Persian King Head Etreham Roster

Almanzor (Fr), who was recently represented by his first Group 1 winner in Australia, will stand at the reduced fee of €25,000 for 2023. Among his potential top-class 3-year-olds for next season are the Aga Khan's unbeaten Rajapour (Fr), winner of the Listed Prix Isonomy at Deauville last month, and Ecurie Billon's Around Midnight (Fr), who was beaten a short-head for second in the G3 Prix des Reservoirs. Also commanding a fee of €25,000 for next season is the G1 Poule d'Essai des Poulains winner Persian King (Ire), who has...

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Almanzor's Rajapour Notches Comfortable Isonomy Win

His Highness The Aga Khan's hitherto undefeated Rajapour (Ire) (Almanzor {Fr}--Raydara {Ire}, by Rock Of Gibraltar {Ire}) took his record to a perfect three-for-three with a comfortable victory in Wednesday's Listed Prix Isonomy at Deauville. Wednesday, Deauville, France PRIX ISONOMY-Listed, €60,000, Deauville, 10-19, 2yo, 8fT, 1:49.53, sf. 1--RAJAPOUR (IRE), 126, c, 2, by Almanzor (Fr) 1st Dam: Raydara (Ire) (GSW-Ire, $136,082), by Rock Of Gibraltar (Ire) 2nd Dam: Raydiya (Ire), by Marju (Ire) 3rd Dam: Raydaniya (Ire), by In The Wings (GB) 1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN. O-H H The Aga Khan;...

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International Double For Almanzor
International Double For Almanzor

Almanzor (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}--Darkova, by Maria's Mon), who serves mares at Haras d'Etreham in France and at Cambridge Stud in New Zealand during the Southern Hemisphere breeding season, achieved a remarkable multi-national double Aug. 20, with winners minutes apart in Japan and in Australia. Over a rain-affected course at Niigata, the well-related first-starter Via Luce (Ire) defied an awkward draw in gate 15 of 17 to validate $1.90 (9-10) favouritism and become the first Japanese winner for her sire. Beaten for pace despite being asked by jockey Yasunari Iwata,...

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Arqana August Sale Set For Take-Off

  DEAUVILLE, France-There were times at Arqana on Friday when it felt as though navigating your way through the Champs-Elysees roundabout during rush hour would present a far more straightforward task than slaloming between the scores of yearlings around the sales complex on the eve of the August Sale. It was predictably busy at Barn B, where Felix Lepeudry of Elevage de Tourgeville, readied a six-strong draft to be inspected by two heavyweights from either corner of the globe underneath a clear blue sky and a welcome breeze. Getting their...

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Stallion Share Tops Initial Fasig Digital Sale

A stallion share in Almanzor (Fr) topped Fasig-Tipton's inaugural March Digital Selected Sale when selling for $250,000 to Riviera Equine SARL/Haras d'Etreham when online bidding concluded Tuesday afternoon. The 9-year-old stallion, who stands in France at Haras d'Etreham, will be represented by his first crop of 3-year-olds this year. A Group 1 winner on the racetrack, he is the sire of Dynastic (NZ), who is Group 1-placed in New Zealand, as well as the group-placed Andalus (NZ) and Queen Trezy (Fr). Also bringing six figures at the auction was Bramble...

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Almanzor's Lassaut A New Rising Star In France

Riviera Equine & Haras d'Etreham's 3-year-old colt Lassaut (Fr) (Almanzor {Fr}) followed up a Dec. 12 debut third going 7 1/2 furlongs at Deauville with a taking one-length triumph upped to one mile at Chantilly coming back for his sophomore return in Wednesday's Prix de la Broutillerie. The Jean-Claude Rouget trainee, sent postward as the 16-5 second favourite, was the slowest of eight into stride and raced in rear through halfway. Easing to the outside for a clear passage soon after passing the quarter-mile marker, he came under urging approaching...

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Mating Plans: Haras d'Etreham

In the summer of 2020, Haras d'Etreham sold its flagship stallion, Wootton Bassett (GB), to Coolmore Stud. The son of Iffraaj (GB) is the kind of fairytale stallion story that any breeder dreams of; having stood for as low as €4,000 at Etreham in his third and fourth seasons, he stands for a career high €150,000 this year. Since Wootton Bassett's sale, Etreham has reinvested in young sires Persian King (GB) and Hello Youmzain (Fr), both multiple Group 1 winners, and they stand on a young roster alongside Wootton Bassett's...

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MG1SW Watch Me to Visit Persian King

Two-time Group 1 winner Watch Me (Fr) (Olympic Glory {Ire}) will visit Haras d'Etreham's Persian King (Ire) (Kingman {GB}) this spring. A winner of the 2019 G1 Coronation S. and 2020 G1 Prix Rothschild for Francis-Henri Graffard, the 6-year-old also claimed the G3 Prix Imprudence and a brace of listed races in her native land. She foaled a Siyouni (Fr) filly on Jan. 27. In her extended family is the stakes-winning gelding Hamish McGonagall (GB) (Namid {GB}), also second in the G1 Nunthorpe S. and third in the G1 Prix...

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Almanzor Gets First Stakes Winner
Almanzor Gets First Stakes Winner

Almanzor (Fr), Europe's champion 3-year-old of 2016, was represented by his first black-type winner on Sunday when Dynastic (NZ) won the Restricted Listed Karaka Million at Ellerslie. Dynastic was also the first winner Down Under for Almanzor, who shuttles to Cambridge Stud from his base at Haras d'Etreham in Normandy. Almanzor's first New Zealand-conceived crop numbers 101 foals, and he has thus far had five runners, which also include the G2 Wakefield Challenge S. third Andalus (NZ). Dynastic, who is owned by Te Akau Racing and trained by Jamie Richards,...

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First Foal For Latrobe

G1 Irish Derby hero Latrobe (Ire) (Camelot {GB} welcomed his first reported foal at Haras de la Tuilerie on Tuesday. The colt is out of Singuna (Ger) (Black Sam Bellamy {Ire}), who was a winner in Germany and is a half-sister to German listed winner Sarabia (Ger) (One Cool Cat). Latrobe, runner-up in the G1 Irish St. Leger and G1 MacKinnon S., stands at Haras d'Etreham's National Hunt stud Haras de la Tuilerie for €4,000.

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