Imad Al Sagar

Lord Grimthorpe Appointed Racing Manager To Imad Al Sagar

Lord 'Teddy' Grimthorpe has been appointed as racing manager to Imad Al Sagar, whose Blue Diamond Stud has recently undergone a major restructure.  A widely respected figure in the racing world who last November took on the role of chairman of the National Stud, Grimthorpe was racing manager for more than 20 years to Prince Khalid Abdullah of Juddmonte Farms, who died a year ago this week.  Grimthorpe has replaced Tony Nerses and will begin in his new position in February. In addition to his National Stud role, he is...

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Gosden Bluebloods Appeal At Doncaster

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. Today's Observations features a daughter of former racetrack and sales ring star Seta. 1.30 Doncaster, Mdn, £7,000, 2yo, f, 8fT ONE EVENING (GB) (Galileo {Ire}) is one of two newcomers from John and Thady Gosden's set-up, which took this race with Lady Bamford's subsequent G1 Prix de Diane heroine...

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Martin Dwyer Appointed Second Retained Jockey to Imad Al Sagar

Martin Dwyer has been named as second retained jockey of Imad Al Sagar of Blue Diamond Stud. Hollie Doyle is first retained rider for Al Sagar. "We are delighted to add Martin Dwyer to our team," said Imad Al Sagar in a statement. "I look forward to working with him and envisage a fruitful partnership. Hollie Doyle remains our first jockey. However, the addition of such an experienced and Classic-winning rider such as Martin Dwyer gives us another dimension and adds further support to our team." Dwyer booted hom Sir...

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Irish National Stud Announces Decorated Knight Incentive

The Irish National Stud announced breeders using Decorated Knight (GB) (Galileo {Ire}--Pearling, by Storm Cat) in 2021 will be entitled to a bonus nomination for the 2022 season. Decorated Knight will stand for €7,500 (Oct. 1 Terms). The G1 QIPCO Irish Champion S. winner will be represented by his first runners in 2021. The stallion's dam Pearling, a daughter of GSW Mariah's Storm (Rahy), is a full-sister to European champion 3-year-old and leading sire Giant's Causeway and You'resothrilling, dam of Irish champion 2-year-old and 3-year-old champion Miler in Europe Gleneagles...

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Hollie Doyle Becomes Retained Jockey for Imad Al Sagar

Hollie Doyle has been appointed the retained jockey for Imad Al Sagar of Blue Diamond Stud. Al Sagar has been part owner of Classic-winning colts turned sires Authorized (Ire) (Montjeu {Ire}) and Araafa (Ire) (Mull Of Kintyre), as well as MG1SW Decorated Knight (GB) (Galileo {Ire}) among others. "We are thrilled to add Hollie Doyle to our team," said Al Sagar in a statement. "We have all been impressed with how Hollie has risen to become one of the best of her profession. She is an extremely dedicated, strong and...

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