Harry Herbert

Highclere Rely on Royal Patronage as Lysander Ruled out of the Derby

Royal Patronage (Fr) (Wootton Bassett (GB) will carry the hopes of Highclere Thoroughbred Racing in the G1 Cazoo Derby on Saturday week after connections ruled out running the promising Lysander (GB) (New Approach {Ire}) in the Epsom Classic. Runner-up to Derby favourite Desert Crown (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) in the Dante S. at York a fortnight ago, Royal Patronage will bid to reverse that form at Epsom, while Listed Cocked Hat S. third Lysander will be aimed at Royal Ascot following his defeat at Goodwood. Highclere's Harry Herbert said: "We had...

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Cachet Pleasing Herbert Ahead of Coronation S.

G1 QIPCO 1000 Guineas winner Cachet (Ire) (Aclaim {Ire}) is pleasing Highclere Racing's Managing Director Harry Herbert in advance of the G1 Coronation S. at Royal Ascot. The 'TDN Rising Star' is poised to face the electric G1 Tattersalls Irish 1000 Guineas victress Homeless Songs (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) in the race. After taking the G3 Lanwades Stud Nell Gwyn S. last month, she ran out a neck winner in the Guineas and was second by a head to Mangoustine (Fr) (Dark Angel {Ire}) in the G1 Emirates Poule d'Essai des...

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St Mark's Basilica Divine at Cartier Racing Awards

St Mark's Basilica (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}), a four-time Group 1 winner in 2021 and five-time top-level scorer overall, was named the Cartier Horse of the Year and Cartier 3-Year-Old Colt during the 31st annual Cartier Racing Awards at the Dorchester Hotel in London on Wednesday evening. The sixth Cartier Horse of the Year for the Coolmore partners since the awards began in 1991, the Aidan O'Brien trainee joins the illustrious company of stablemates Giant's Causeway (Storm Cat) (2000), Rock Of Gibraltar (Ire) (Danehill) (2002), Hurricane Run (Ire) (Montjeu {Ire}) (2005),...

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Royal Patronage Out For The Year

Royal Patronage (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}), who finished last of eight after being struck into in the G1 Vertem Futurity Trophy S. at Doncaster on Saturday, will not race again this season and will return for a 3-year-old campaign. The Highclere Thoroughbred Racing-owned colt won the G3 Acomb S. at York in August and added the G2 Juddmonte Royal Lodge S. at Newmarket on Sept. 25. Harry Herbert, managing director for owners Highclere Thoroughbred Racing, said, "Unfortunately he was struck into and returned with a nasty gash just above his...

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The Queen's Arrival

Editor's note: This year marks 50 years since the founding of Bloodstock Research Information Systems, a company that revolutionized data in horse racing and breeding and which was instrumental in the founding of the Thoroughbred Daily News. This article by Brisnet's Vance Hanson and the photos included have been republished with their permission. Harry Herbert arrived to work at Bloodstock Research Information Services one day in early 1984 with something surprising to tell company founder and president Richard "Dick" Broadbent III, and asked the secretary if he could see Broadbent....

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Ghaiyyath Crowned Cartier Horse Of The Year

Godolphin's four-time Group 1 winner Ghaiyyath (Ire) has scooped the top honours at the 30th annual Cartier Awards. The five-year-old son of Dubawi is the third Cartier Horse of the Year for Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin operation following Daylami (Ire) in 1999 and Fantastic Light in 2001. Trained by Charlie Appleby, Ghaiyyath also claimed the Cartier Older Horse category ahead of Addeybb (Ire), Enable (GB) and Magical (Ire). There was further success for the Maktoum family when Palace Pier (GB) (Kingman {GB}), owned by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum and...

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Public Voting Now Open for Cartier Racing Awards

The public is now able to vote on the 2020 Cartier Racing Awards at www.cartierracingawards.co.uk. Forms for those wishing to vote by post will be available in the coming days in the Daily Telegraph and Racing Post. All current standings across all Cartier Award divisions are available at the Cartier Racing Awards website above. "It has been an incredible sporting season, albeit an unusual one in light of the new regulation the racing world has adapted to," said Cartier UK Managing Director Laurent Feniou. "I am truly inspired by these...

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Thunderous Injured, Out For The Year

Last month's G2 Dante S. winner Thunderous (Ire) (Night Of Thunder {Ire}) will sit out the rest of his 3-year-old campaign after picking up an injury while training. Trained by Mark Johnston for Highclere Thoroughbred Racing, Thunderous has won four of his five starts and bettered the highly regarded Highest Ground (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) by a neck in the Dante. Thunderous was preparing for a run in the Sept. 13 G1 Grand Prix de Paris. "Sadly Thunderous has met with an injury in training and it is something we are...

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Highclere Classic Prospects Thriving

Thunderous (Ire) (Night of Thunder {Ire}) and Fantail (GB) (Zoffany {Ire}) are two potential Classic prospects to look forward to this year in the Highclere Thoroughbred Racing silks. A Mark Johnston-trained Night of Thunder colt, Thunderous ended his juvenile season unbeaten in three starts, picking up listed honours in the Denford S. at Newbury in August. Also hopefully in the big-race picture for Highclere is the once-raced filly Fantail, trained by Simon Crisford. Highclere Managing Director Harry Herbert said, "I think we've got some nice horses. Thunderous had a little...

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