James Garfield On The Move To India

James Garfield (Ire) has been purchased by polo player Colonel Kuldeep Garcha and will stand at Gee Stud Farm in India next year. A fee will be announced later. The news was first reported by the Racing Pulse. The son of Exceed And Excel (Aus) was bred by Stetchworth and Middle Park Studs, and claimed both the G2 Mill Reef S. and G3 Greenham S., as well as a second-place finish in the G1 Prix Maurice de Gheest. Out of stakes winner Whazzat (GB) (Daylami {Ire}), the 8-year-old spent five...

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Seven Days: The Remarkable Jarvis Training Dynasty 

As we stand braced for five consecutive weekends of Group 1 action in France and Britain, it is a sign of course that the Flat season of 2023 is drawing to a close, albeit with a bang rather than a whimper. As announced in the Racing Post on Sunday, these final skirmishes on the turf will also bring with them the ending of the longest-running family training dynasty in Britain when William Jarvis saddles his final runner after 38 years with a licence. You could say he was born to...

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Order Of Australia Retired And Will Stand In India

Breeders' Cup winner Order Of Australia (Ire) (Australia {GB}--Senta's Dream {GB}, by Danehill) has been sold privately and will stand at Manjri Stud in India beginning in 2024 according to published reports. A fee will be announced later. Bred by Aidan and Annemarie O'Brien's Whisperview Trading, the Coolmore partners-owned bay had been entered in the Tattersalls July Sale, but had been withdrawn. Trained by O'Brien for five seasons, the son of three-time Group/Grade 1 producer Senta's Dream won six of his 25 starts and earned over $2.25 million. Besides his...

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Chindit Bought By Dr Cyrus Poonawalla

Three-time group winner Chindit (Ire) (Wootton Bassett {GB}) has been purchased by Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla, and will remain with trainer Richard Hannon for a European campaign prior to a stallion career in India. The former Michael Pescod-owned runner will stand at Poonawalla Stud Farms upon retirement. The news was first reported by the Racing Post. A winner of the G2 Champagne S. at two, the G3 Greenham S. at three and the G2 Summer Mile S. in 2022, the 5-year-old has also been placed twice in the G1 Lockinge S.,...

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Seven Days: Monarchists Make Merry

Monday's email bulletin from the The New York Times told us that Britain is largely apathetic about Saturday's coronation. I guess they'd know, being on the other side of the Atlantic and all, but the bunting had already been strung through various Cambridgeshire and Suffolk villages by Sunday. In the leafy shires at least, the monarchists still hold sway. On Friday at Newmarket, the King Charles II Stakes will be run in honour of the 'Merry Monarch' whose patronage made the Suffolk town famous around the world as an important...

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Indian-Bred Filly First SW for Calumet Farm's Musketier

Juliette (Ind) (Musketier {Ger}) produced a telling burst of speed in the final furlong and carried visiting Irish jockey Colm O'Donoghue to a barnstorming victory in Saturday's $55,138 Indian Oaks at Mumbai as the 4-1 favorite. In scoring by a widening 5 3/4-length margin in the race restricted to 4-year-old fillies, the bay became the first black-type winner for her sire, who stands at Brad Kelley's Calumet Farm a stone's throw from Keeneland Racecourse in Lexington. Settled midfield and racing without cover down the backside of the course, Juliette advanced...

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