Highclere Stud

Northern Farm Buys 1000 Guineas Winner Cachet For 2.2m Gns At Tattersalls

The first G1 1000 Guineas heroine to sell at public auction since 1988, Cachet (Ire) (Aclaim {Ire}) did not disappoint, bringing 2.2 million gns from Northern Farm at Tattersalls. Also, a winner of the G3 Nell Gwyn S., the Highclere Stud-consigned lot 1799 was a 60,000gns graduate of the Tattersalls Craven Breeze-Up Sale. Part of the Hyde Park Stud breeding programme, the Classic winner is related to GIII San Francisco Mile S. winner Whisper Not (GB) (Poet's Voice {GB}).   ⚜️ CACHET, the first Guineas winner since 1988 to be...

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First Winner For Land Force At Nottingham

Highclere Stud's Land Force (Ire) (by No Nay Never) was the latest first-season sire to get off the mark on Friday as The King and Queen's Serried Ranks (GB) scored on debut in Nottingham's five-furlong Watch On Racing TV Maiden S. Tracking the early pace under Rob Hornby, the Ralph Beckett-trained 7-2 shot mastered the 4-6 favourite Desert Master (GB) (Blue Point {Ire}) approaching the furlong pole before staying on strongly to beat that rival by 3 3/4 lengths. "He'll be better over six--he's a laid-back horse and he needed...

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Castle Way Makes Stakes Breakthrough At Newmarket

Godolphin's Castle Way (GB) (Almanzor {Fr}--Beach Frolic {GB}, by Nayef), successful in two of four juvenile outings last year, went postward for this early Derby trial coming back off an Oct. 19 handicap triumph over course and distance and stepped up to claim a career high in this black-type bow. Positioned second until inching to the front at halfway, he was shaken up passing the quarter-mile marker and maintained a high tempo under continued urging on the climb to the line to win with something in hand. Leading contender Waipiro (Ire)...

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Highclere Releases Land Force's 2023 Fee

Land Force (Ire), a half-brother to dual Grade I winner Photo Call (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), will stand for an unchanged fee of £5,000 in 2023. From the family of Group 1 winners Auguste Rodin (Ire) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) and Victoria Road (Ire) (Saxon Warrior {Jpn}), the 6-year-old son of No Nay Never won the G2 Richmond S. and was third in the G2 Norfolk S. as a juvenile. His oldest foals are yearlings and he will have his first runners in 2023. "Land Force's fee will remain at £5,000 (Oct....

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The Major Talking Points From The Premier Yearling Sale At Doncaster

The first major yearling sale of the autumn in Britain or Ireland, the Goffs UK Premier Yearling Sale provided entertainment from the beginning to the end, but most importantly, boasted impressive figures. Brian Sheerin was in attendance and discusses the major talking points from the sale. Figures on the up The team at Goffs UK could hardly have wished for a better start to the Premier Yearling Sale. The day one figures were off the charts. Of the 218 lots offered on Tuesday, 199 were sold, representing a clearance rate...

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Highclere Stallion Parade to Support Racing Welfare

The Feb. 8 Highclere Stud Stallion Parade will now also support Racing Welfare. A donation equivalent to 5% of the nomination sales generated on the day of the parade will be donated to Racing Welfare, Highclere's Jake Warren announced. "Racing Welfare provides crucial care for the wellbeing of people in the horseracing and thoroughbred breeding community, and we are privileged to support their efforts," said Warren. "We are hugely looking forward to seeing breeders next week for what should be a very entertaining day." The stallion parade is now fully...

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Highclere Stallion and Yearling Parade Announced

A stallion and yearling parade will be held at Highclere Stud on Tuesday, Feb. 8. There will also be a competition to win a free nomination to Land Force (Ire) (No Nay Never), who has his first yearlings this year, or Group 1 sire Cable Bay (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}). Besides showcasing the two stallions, there will also be yearlings on parade by Galileo (Ire), Kingman (GB), No Nay Never, Night of Thunder (Ire), Sea The Stars (Ire), Cable Bay and Land Force. "Anybody is welcome to join the parade,...

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Highclere Stud Releases 2022 Roster and Fees

The 2022 roster and fees for Highclere Stud have been released. Both Cable Bay (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) at £8,000 and Land Force (Ire) (No Nay Never) at £5,000, will stand for Oct. 1st SLF, with both fees unchanged from 2021. Cable Bay's eldest foals are just 4-year-olds, and he is already the sire of six black-type winners including Liberty Beach (GB), who also ran third in the G1 King's Stand S., fellow group winner Collinsbay (GB), and three-time Group 1 placed Dragon Symbol (GB). G2 Richmond S. hero Land...

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Breeding Right in Time Test Anchors Tattersalls Online Catalogue

A breeding right (lot 27) in promising young sire Time Test (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}-Passage of Time {GB}, by Dansilli {GB}) is one of 27 lots to be offered during the Sept. 15 Tattersalls Online Sale, the sales company announced on Monday. Other lots in the catalogue include horses-in-training with proven Flat form, a selection of breeding stock and 2-year-olds. Already the sire of G3 Dick Poole Fillies' S. winner Romantic Time (GB), G3 Zukunfts Rennen hero Rocchigiani (GB) and listed winner Tardis (GB), The National Stud's Time Test also has...

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TBA Flat Breeders' Awards Announced

The winners of the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Flat Breeders' Awards sponsored by Fitzdares were revealed at Chippenham Park on Sept. 2. Spread across 14 categories, the best of British bloodstock was toasted at the event, which was hosted by Gina Bryce. The Andrew Devonshire Award, which honours outstanding contribution to the industry went to Lady Emma Balding. She is the wife of former trainer Ian and mother of broadcaster Clare and Classic-winning son Andrew. Also a former TBA Trustee, Lady Balding assisted in the creation of the Retraining of Racehorses...

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Kingman's Palace Pier Takes the Queen Anne

Royal Ascot 2021 will be a unique experience for an action-starved public and the lucky 12,000-strong crowd witnessed a textbook beginning on Tuesday as the world's leading Thoroughbred Palace Pier (GB) (Kingman {GB}) provided the ultimate showman Frankie Dettori with the latest in his catalogue of Royal winners in the G1 Queen Anne S., a "Win and You're In" for the GI Breeders' Cup Mile this fall. While odds of 2-7 suggested a total eclipse was imminent, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum's TDN Rising Star could only partially overshadow...

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Easy Pickings For Palace Pier In the Lockinge

Frankie Dettori could afford to be at his showboating best at Newbury on Saturday, with TDN Rising Star Palace Pier (GB) (Kingman {GB}) in imperious mood as he gave his evergreen rider the ideal big-race thrill in the G1 Al Shaqab Lockinge S. Hot property as the 1-2 favourite following his eight-length comeback success in the Apr. 23 G2 Sandown Mile, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum's G1 St James's Palace S. and G1 Prix Jacques le Marois hero travelled typically smoothly in the early stages despite ending up towards...

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