Havana Gold (Ire)

Qatar Racing Stallions Will Parade at Longholes Stud

Qatar Racing stallions Kameko (Kitten's Joy), who won the G1 2000 Guineas, promising 2-year-old sire Havana Gold (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}), and Group 1 winner Lightning Spear (GB) (Pivotal {GB}) will be available to view at Longholes Stud from Sunday, Nov. 28th to Wednesday, Dec. 1 during the Tattersalls December Mares Sale. Another Qatar Racing/Tweenhills Stud roster member, Australian First-, Second- and Third-Crop Champion Sire Zoustar (Aus) (Northern Meteor {Aus}) will arrive in mid-December, and will be available to view at Tweenhills upon his return. Also, during the Tattersalls December Foal...

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Breeding Rights to Showcasing and Havana Gold Added to Arqana Online

Joining the breeding rights and stallion shares announced earlier by Arqana, the Nov. 23 Online Sale will also offer breeding rights in Showcasing (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}) and Havana Gold (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}). The sire of a pair of G1 Commonwealth Cup S. winners in Quiet Reflection (GB) and Advertise (GB), Showcasing (lot 8), who stands at Whitsbury Manor Stud, has sired 10% stakes winners from all of his crops to date. Also responsible for Group 1 winner Mohaather (GB), the bay stands for £45,000 and the breeding right allows...

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Qatar Racing Releases 2022 Roster and Fees

Fees for the quartet of stallions at Tweenhills Farm and Stud were released by Qatar Racing on Tuesday. Reverse-shuttle stallion Zoustar (Aus) (Northern Meteor {Aus}) leads the roster at £25,000. A champion first- , second-, and third-season sire in the land of his birth where he commands a fee of A$154,000, the bay's first Northern Hemisphere yearlings were well received in 2021. They averaged £76,305 and 16 yearlings made £100,000 or over in Europe. G1 QIPCO 2000 Guineas hero Kameko (Kitten's Joy), who won the fastest guineas in history in...

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Time Test Breeding Right Tops Tattersalls Online Sale

Leading the way at the Tattersalls Online September 15 Sale was a breeding right in first-season sire Time Test (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) as lot 27, which went for 85,000gns to Peter and Ross Doyle Bloodstock. The stallion, who stands at The National Stud, has been enjoying a purple patch of late with his first juveniles and has celebrated black-type success with Group 3 winners Rocchigiani (GB) and Romantic Time (GB), while Tardis (GB) has already won a listed race and Sunset Shiraz (Ire) ran third in the G1 Moyglare Stud...

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Breeding Rights to Cotai Glory and Havana Gold Added to Tattersalls Online

Breeding rights in standout first-season sire Cotai Glory (GB) (Exceed And Excel {Aus}) (lot 31) and proven Group 1 sire Havana Gold (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}) (lot 32) have been added to the Tattersalls Online Sale on Sept. 15. Already the sire of 26 winners from his first crop including G2 Prix Robert Papin hero Atomic Force (Ire), Tally-Ho stallion Cotai Glory has an additional four black-type horses. A source of precocious winners, Tweenhills resident Havana Gold has nine black-type winners to his credit, among them Group 1 winner Havana Grey...

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Havana Gold's Chipotle Strikes For Windsor Castle Triumph

Eve Johnson Houghton trainee Chipotle (GB) (Havana Gold {Ire}) annexed Doncaster's Mar. 27 Brocklesby on debut before making light of a three-pound penalty in an Apr. 28 conditions test over Ascot's five-furlong strip, but was compromised by soft conditions when relinquishing his perfect record in Sandown's May 27 Listed National S. last time. The Tattersalls Ascot yearling, purchased by Johnson Houghton for a bargain 10,000gns, went postward at odds of 22-1 for Wednesday's Listed Windsor Castle S., but was off script at the break and left trailing on the far...

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Tweenhills to Hold Online Virtual Stallion Parade

An online virtual stallion parade of the Tweenhills 2021 roster is now available to view (click here), as breeders are currently unable to observe the Qatar Racing stallions in person due to COVID-19 restrictions. The parade, featuring stallions Kameko (Kitten's Joy, £25,000), Havana Gold (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}, £7,500), and Lightning Spear (GB) (Pivotal {GB}, £5,000), is hosted by ITV Racing presenter Francesca Cumani. There is also a segment on Zoustar (Aus) (Northern Meteor {Aus}, £25,000), but he has not returned from Australia yet to cover his third book of Northern...

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Yearling Vendors Start Counting the Cost

DONCASTER, UK--Having put on a brave enough face on the opening day, the first auction of an improvised European yearling sales calendar hastened to its conclusion on Wednesday as though downing a necessary but deeply unpleasant medicine. Horses were ushered through the ring at the Goffs UK Premier Yearling Sale with a briskness that spoke of a pragmatic willingness, among vendors, to clarify the extent of the damage. The clearance rate for the session was duly maintained at 84% across the two days. Albeit trading a marginally smaller catalogue, it...

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Tabdeed Eyes Betfair Sprint Cup

Tabdeed (GB) (Havana Gold {Ire})'s connections are mulling a start for the group winner in the G1 Betfair Sprint Cup S. at Haydock on Sept. 5. The six-furlong event would be the gelding's first crack at the top level. Representing the blue-and-white silks of Sheikh Hamdan, the sparingly raced 5-year-old ran second in a Newcastle all-weather handicap on June 27, and earned his first group win in the G3 Hackwood S. at Newbury back on grass on July 18. Trainer Owen Burrows said, "We will give him an entry in...

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20/20 Vision: Charlie Vigors

In this TDN series we ask a group of experts for their predictions for the 2020 flat season in Europe. Today we hear from Charlie Vigors. TDN: Who do you think will be the leading first-season sire this year? CV: Mehmas (Ire) has an obvious chance because he has the numbers and they looked precocious types. We would also expect Awtaad (Ire) and Territories (Ire) to make a big impression. TDN: Have you bought/sold any by Mehmas, Awtaad or Territories? CV: We sold yearlings by both Mehmas and Awtaad who...

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