Harry Angel (Ire)

From Havana Grey To Rajasinghe – Which Freshmen Are Here To Stay?

Not only did Havana Grey (GB) record more individual winners and total wins than any of his first-season sire rivals in Great Britain and Ireland, but he also broke the £1-million marker for total earnings, which is why he deservedly wears the champion freshman stallion crown. Those earnings were propped up by big sales race winners Shouldvebeenaring (GB) and Eddie's Boy (GB), with the latter going on to bag a Group 3 before selling for 320,000gns at the Tattersalls horses-in-training sale in October. Havana Grey had 36 winners for 76...

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Arqana Online Releases Breeding Rights And Stallion Shares Catalogue

There will be a selection of stallion shares and breeding rights offered during the Arqana Online Sale on Nov. 22, and the catalogue is now online. Shares in the French Champion Sire Siyouni (Fr) (lot 2) and rising sire star Zarak (Fr) (lot 1) will both go under the hammer. The duo's stud fees of €150,000 and €60,000 were announced on Tuesday. Other stallions with shares available include Group 1 sire Almanzor (Fr) (lot 3), high-quality jumps sire No Risk At All (Fr) (lot 4), group sires The Grey Gatsby...

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First European Black Type Winner For Harry Angel

Darley's Dalham Hall Stud-based first-season sire Harry Angel (Ire) had his first Northern Hemisphere black-type winner on Thursday as Highclere Thoroughbred Racing's colt Proverb (Ire) made a successful overseas foray in the Listed Criterium de Vitesse at ParisLongchamp. Last seen doubling his tally in a Windsor novice over this five-furlong trip Oct. 17, the George Boughey-trained 13-2 shot recovered from a slow start to track the rail-running leader Disillusion (Ire) (Profitable {Ire}). Sent by that rival by Kevin Stott before halfway, the bay showed grit to eke out a neck...

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Glenfinnan Takes The 300th Tattersalls October Book 1 Bonus

Glenfinnan (Ire) (Harry Angel {Ire}) ran out a two-length winner of the eight-furlong British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden S. at Yarmouth on Thursday, and in the process became the 300th winner to earn the €20,000 Tattersalls October Book 1 Bonus. The Mick and Janice Mariscotti colourbearer and Andrew Balding trainee was making his third start. After the win of Glenfinnan, who was a 100,000gns purchase from the draft of Glidawn Stud last year, the Book 1 Bonus has paid £7,125,000 to owners. Balding was winning his 16th Tattersalls October Book...

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Timmons Hoping To Crown Dream 48 Hours At Tattersalls Ireland

TATTERSALLS, Ireland--Justin Timmons revealed the heightened importance to the Dolmen Bloodstock consignment selling well at the Tattersalls Ireland Goresbridge Breeze-Up Sale after he welcomed his first-born into the world in the early hours of Wednesday morning before making the dash to Barn B on the eve of what he described as the biggest sale of his year. Dolmen Bloodstock consigned the top lot at last year's sale, a Dark Angel (Ire) colt who fetched 410,000gns, and now that there are nappies to pay for, Timmons is hoping for another profitable...

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First Winner For Harry Angel At Chantilly

Tuesday's action at Chantilly saw the first winner for Dalham Hall Stud's Harry Angel (Ire) (by Dark Angel {Ire}) as the Mauricio Delcher Sanchez-trained colt Vicious Harry (Fr) took the five-furlong Prix du Coq Chantant for unraced colts and geldings. Settled in behind the early leaders by Tony Piccone, the 4-1 shot reeled in Neversay (Fr) (No Nay Never) inside the final 150 metres for a 1 1/2-length success. The dam is a granddaughter of the great Miesque (Nureyev), descended from her via the Listed Prix de Lieurey scorer and G3...

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Dubawi Anchors Darley Europe Roster at £250,000

Dubawi (Ire) (Dubai Millennium {GB}) will stand for an unchanged fee of £250,000 at Dalham Hall Stud and anchors the 2022 roster for Darley Europe. His fee is the most expensive in Europe. He enjoyed a notable success at the two-day Breeders' Cup World Championships, with three winners in a single year, the first sire to reach that mark in the 37-year history of the Breeders' Cup. The GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf went to Modern Games (Ire), Saturday's GI Breeders' Cup Mile was won by new Kildangan Stud resident...

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Premier Sale Ends On A High

DONCASTER, UK--Any fears that a reduced catalogue and lack of high-end Maktoum participation could lead to a soft market at the Goffs UK Premier Sale were firmly quashed as the auction came to a close on Wednesday in Doncaster with a set of results that compared favourably with the pre-Covid era. At 366 lots, Goffs UK compiled a catalogue that was 8.5% smaller than last year. Yet in a testament to the quality of horse on offer, not to mention the appetite of buyers on the ground, the sale returned...

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Power-Packed Premier Sale Kicks Off

The opening hour of last week's Yorkshire Oaks card was about as good as it gets for a sales firm just days out from its flagship stand. Thirty-five minutes before Goffs UK was firmly in the spotlight with the running of its time-honoured Premier Yearling S., Premier Yearling Sale graduate Zain Claudette (Ire) (No Nay Never) provided a welcome introduction with victory in the G2 Lowther S. Bought for what now feels like a staggering bargain (£20,000) last summer, Zain Claudette has won three of her first four starts including...

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Value Sires: First Yearlings of 2021

In the third installation of our Value Sires series, we will dig into the sire crop with its first foals born in 2020, and therefore with its first yearlings this year. After some two years in waiting since most of these retired to stud, the judges got the chance at the recently concluded foal sales to lay eyes on the first progeny of most of them, and though it is still incredibly early days, their opinions, corroborated through their actions in the ring, will have an impact on the perception...

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Doncaster To Offer Early Market Clues

The start of the racing season, and in fact the yearling sales season itself, may have been badly impeded by the coronavirus pandemic, but that didn't stop Goffs UK's Premier Yearling Sale graduates from getting off to a flying start once things finally did get underway. One of the fastest from the gate was The Lir Jet (Ire) (Prince Of Lir {Ire}), whose debut victory three days after racing's resumption on June 3 led to a private deal with Qatar Racing and a subsequent victory in the G2 Norfolk S....

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Lope De Vega The Plan For Battaash Dam

To breed three world champions would be considered by many a major achievement. To do so in a six-year period, even more so. But it is far rarer still to accomplish such a feat from 12 or 13 mares at any one time. That is something Paul and Marie McCartan can lay claim to after Battaash (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}) topped the sprinters' division in the 2019 Longines World Racehorse rankings, following in the footsteps of fellow Ballyphilip Stud champions Harry Angel (Ire) (Dark Angel) and Tiggy Wiggy (Ire) (Kodiac...

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