James Fanshawe

Audarya Aiming For Consecutive Romanets

Breeders' Cup heroine Audarya (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}) will line up in Sunday's G1 Prix Jean Romanet according to trainer James Fanshawe. The bay claimed last year's edition by a neck, before a third-place run in the G1 Prix de l'Opera at ParisLongchamp in October. Back on top in Keeneland's GI Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf in November, Audarya ran second after a stirring stretch battle to Love (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) in the G1 Prince Of Wales's S. at Royal Ascot in June. She most recently ran below par...

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Audarya Primed for Nassau Bid

With the major contests going the way of the 3-year-olds so far, it is up to Audarya (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}) to attempt to bring that generation back into line a touch in Thursday's G1 Qatar Nassau S. at Goodwood. Improving markedly at this stage last term, Alison Swinburn's 5-year-old captured the G1 Prix Jean Romanet on soft ground at Deauville in August, was third to Tarnawa (Ire) (Shamardal) in the G1 Prix de l'Opera on heavy at ParisLongchamp in October before capturing the GI Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare...

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Audarya in Good Form For Nassau

Breeders' Cup champion Audarya (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}), who was second in the G1 Prince Of Wales's S. at Royal Ascot in June, is doing well in advance of the July 29 G1 Qatar Nassau S. One of the highlights of the Qatar Goodwood Festival, the 10-furlong contest appears a good fit for the GI Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf heroine. Soviet Song (Ire) (Marju {Ire}) won the Nassau 17 years ago for Fanshawe, who said on Monday, "Audarya seems in really good form. We've had the Qatar Nassau...

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The Weekly Wrap: Happy Days Are Here Again 

To an extent, when Coolmore wins two of the weekend's premier Classics in Europe and Godolphin wins another, it feels like we are harking back to the glory days around the turn of the century, when the battle of the superpowers was epitomised by those back-to-back duels between Galileo (Ire) and Fantastic Light in the 'King George' and Irish Champion Stakes. Honours even. And it was honours even at Epsom, with the dazzling victory of Ballydoyle's Snowfall (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) in the Cazoo Oaks, followed by the satisfying success...

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The Tin Man Injured, Retired

Triple Group 1-winning sprinter The Tin Man (GB) (Equiano {Fr}) has been retired from racing after sustaining an injury on the gallops on Saturday, trainer James Fanshawe reported via Twitter. "Sadly we had to retire our wonderful old stalwart The Tin Man this morning after he was injured on The Limekilns," Fanshawe's Tweet read. "He has had surgery and is now standing. He will continue to be spoilt and have a home at Pegasus [Stable] for life." Campaigned by Fanshawe's stable syndicate Fred Archer Racing, The Tin Man hinted at...

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Audarya Return Delayed

Breeders' Cup winner Audarya (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}) will skip an intended start in the G2 Prix Corrida in France on Wednesday and the G3 Brigadier Gerard S. a day later has also been mooted, according to trainer James Fanshawe. "She's fine," he said. "She was just a bit quiet at the weekend, and it's a long trip to France, so that's why we decided not to go. We decided to give her a bit more time. It's just looking at her--she was just not her usual bouncy self. So...

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Breeders' Cup Champs Next Starts Announced

Glass Slippers (GB) (Dream Ahead), the winner of the GI Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint at Keeneland last November, will head straight to Royal Ascot for her 2021 debut, the G2 Temple S. at Haydock having been ruled out. Both the G1 King's Stand S. and the G1 Diamond Jubilee S. are options for the 2020 G1 Derrinstown Stud Flying Five S. heroine. "We're skipping the Temple S.," trainer Kevin Ryan said. "We'll go straight to Ascot, or at least that's the plan. She's in both races and we'll decide a...

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Moment of 2020: European Success at the Breeders' Cup

In Moment of 2020, the staff of TDN Europe reflect on their favourite moments in racing for the year. The Breeders' Cup is always a meeting that I particularly enjoy; it is a time when my keen interests in both European and American racing come together. The Breeders' Cup always involves some incredible clashes of the continents, and it is the most international meeting when you consider participation and the gravity that both sides place on it. The 2020 Breeders' Cup at Keeneland included a remarkably strong European presence, with...

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Racing League Teams Taking Shape

John Gosden, alongside fellow Newmarket trainers Sir Mark Prescott, Robert Cowell and David Simcock, will make up one of the dozen teams of the Racing League tournament which begins next summer. Another Newmarket team is comprised of Michael Bell, Ed Dunlop, James Fanshawe and Roger Varian. Clive Cox, Nicky Henderson, Charlie Hills and Jamie Osborne are representing Lambourn. Another team is Mick Appleby, Michael Dods, David O'Meara and Paul Midgley. Mick Channon has joined Paul and Oliver Cole, Eve Johnson Houghton and Hughie Morrison. France will also send a team...

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Audarya Enhances Fanshawe's Broad Portfolio
Audarya Enhances Fanshawe's Broad Portfolio

Last Saturday at Keeneland was a banner day for the European Breeders' Cup raiders, who won all four of the races on turf. While Aidan O'Brien, who trained the first three home in the Breeders' Cup Mile, has enjoyed his fair share of success at the meeting over the years, there was first-time victories for Dermot Weld, James Fanshawe and Kevin Ryan. Fanshawe's Pegasus Stables welcomed home Alison Swinburn's Filly & Mare Turf winner Audarya (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}) on Thursday and, while she will soon be off on her...

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Audarya Fit and Well, Likely to Remain in Training

GI Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf heroine Audarya (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}) has exited her Keeneland victory in good order and will be hopefully kept in training next year owner Alison Swinburn revealed, subject to input from trainer James Fanshawe. A winner of the G1 Prix Jean Romanet earlier in the season, it was the first Breeders' Cup win for both parties. "Last night was one of the most exciting, most thrilling, amazing nights of my life," said owner Alison Swinburn to the GBRI notes team. "We were screaming...

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Boudot at Brilliant Best As Audarya Upsets FM Turf

French Group 1 winner Audarya (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}) punctuated her U.S. debut with a well-earned victory over five-time Grade I scorer Rushing Fall (More Than Ready) in the Maker's Mark GI Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf at Keeneland Saturday afternoon. GI Woodbine Mile heroine Starship Jubilee (Indy Wind) stumbled at the start, dropping Florent Geroux as Cayenne Pepper (Ire) (Australia {GB}) raced out from her outside berth to set the pace with Mean Mary (Scat Daddy) and Rushing Fall in close pursuit. Approaching the half-mile pole, Audarya moved...

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