Havana Gold (Ire)

Sandy Lane Winner El Caballo To Stand At Culworth Grounds

Group 2 winner El Caballo (GB) (Havana Gold {Ire}) will stand at Culworth Grounds Farm in 2024, the stud announced on Wednesday. The four-year-old will stand at £6,000 in his first season. This is a first stallion for Culworth Grounds, which is owned by Sophie Buckley, a familiar face on the sales circuit as a consignor and pinhooker. She said, "We are delighted to have secured El Caballo. He was a precocious, tough and consistent racehorse. Bred by Whitsbury Manor Stud he has an excellent pedigree and is rated only...

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Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale Catalogue Now Online

The catalogue for the 2023 Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale, which is set to take place on Sept. 19-21, is now available to view online. The auction will have 506 lots on offer for Part I on Sept. 19-20, with 256 more lots selling during Part II on the final day. The September Yearling Sale has produced 53 individual 2-year-old winners to date throughout Ireland, UK, France, Italy and Hungary, as well Group 3 and listed success at home and abroad. Last year, trainer Stefano Botti purchased G3 Premio Primi...

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Seeking Gold Makes 78k On Tattersalls Online

Seeking Gold (Ire) (Havana Gold {Ire}), who is rated 90, was purchased for 78,000gns during the Tattersalls Online June Pop-Up Sale on Friday. The 3-year-old colt was secured by Debbie Mountain and Qatari-based owner Hassan Al Abdulmalik, and is set to race in that country. Mountain said, "We are very pleased. He is a nice horse and he looks like he is definitely a fast ground horse. He will come to Qatar. He has a good pedigree and looks like he will hopefully be effective from a mile to 10...

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Tweenhills Stallion Havana Gold Sustains Fatal Pelvis Injury

Group 1 winner and top-level sire Havana Gold (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}--Jessica's Dream {Ire}, by Desert Style {Ire}), passed away at the age of 13 after sustaining a fatal pelvis injury, Tweenhills announced on Thursday afternoon. Bred by Sir Eric Parker in Ireland, the bay was a 50,000gns buyback at the Tattersalls December Foal Sale turned 80,000 gns Tattersalls October yearling. Bearing the colours of Qatar Racing Limited and CSH on the racecourse, Havana Gold won his first two starts, and by the end of his juvenile season was a victor...

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Zoustar Tops 2023 Roster At Tweenhills At 30k

Zoustar (Aus), the sire of the Cartier 2-Year-Old Filly and G1 Cheveley Park S. heroine Lezoo (GB), will stand for £30,000 at Tweenhills Stud in 2023. One of the leading sires in Australia, the reverse shuttler stood for £25,000 in 2022. He leads a four-strong roster for Qatar Racing that also includes G1 2000 Guineas hero Kameko at £15,000, down from £20,000 this year. His first foals will be yearlings in 2023. Havana Gold (Ire) has been trimmed to £10,000 from £12,500. His five 2022 stakes winners are led by...

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Daughter Of Secret Gesture Debuts At Newmarket

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Friday's Observations features a Shamardal filly out of an Oaks second.    3.15 York, Cond, £100,000, 2yo, c/g, 7fT STREETS OF GOLD (IRE) (Havana Gold {Ire}) has been a revelation this season for the Eve Johnson Houghton stable and having captured the Tattersalls Ireland Super Auction Sale S. is...

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Havana Gold's El Caballo On Top In The Sandy Lane

Karl Burke-trained 3-year-old colt El Caballo (GB) (Havana Gold  {Ire}--Showstoppa {GB}, by Showcasing {GB}) backed up a first black-type triumph in Lingfield's Mar. 5 Listed Spring Cup with a fifth straight score in Newcastle's Apr. 15 £150,000 All-Weather 3-year-old Championship. He continued on a rapid upward trajectory with a career high--and an ideal rehearsal for Royal Ascot's G1 Commonwealth Cup--in Saturday's G2 Cazoo Sandy Lane S. at Haydock. Positioned behind the leading wave through furious early fractions, the 7-2 chance responded to pressure inside the final quarter mile to gain...

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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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