James Garfield (Ire)

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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Havana Grey Filly One Of A Trio Of Wildcards Added To Tattersalls Guineas And HIT Sale

A 2-year-old filly by Havana Grey (GB) and two other wildcards have been added to the Tattersalls Guineas Breeze-Up and Horses-in-Training Sale which will be held on May 4. From Yeomanstown Stud, lot 356 is out of Prezzie (GB) and is from the extended family of G1 Gran Criterium winner Hearts Of Fire (GB) (Firebreak {GB}). Joining her is a colt by first-season sire Ten Sovereigns (Ire) from Diego Dias Bloodstock. Offered as lot 357, the son Leala (Ire) (Montjeu {Ire}) is a half-brother to GI Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint...

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First Black-Type Winner For James Garfield

Off the mark on debut over five furlongs at Thirsk May 14, the David O'Meara-trained filly Maria Branwell (Ire) (James Garfield {Ire}--Princess Pearl {Ire}, by Teofilo {Ire}) took the next step in her stride on Thursday to capture Sandown's Listed Coral National S. Settled with two behind early by Danny Tudhope, the 3-1 shot had to chase hard after the Listed First Flier S. runner-up Crispy Cat (GB) (Ardad {Ire}) inside the final two furlongs and despite running away from the whip initially focused enough to run down that visitor...

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James Garfield Off The Mark At Doncaster

Rathbarry Stud's first-season sire James Garfield (Ire) (by Exceed and Excel {Aus}) has his first winner after the filly Lady Bullet (Ire) captured Doncaster's British European Breeders' Fund EBF Maiden S. on Saturday evening. Sent off the 11-4 joint-second favourite for the five-furlong contest, the Alice Haynes-trained bay was professional throughout under Kieran O'Neill and stayed on to gain the advantage inside the final 100 yards en route to a half-length verdict over New Definition (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}). The dam, who was runner-up in the G3 Prix d'Arenberg, is...

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James Garfield Sires First Foal

The first reported foal for MGSW & G1SP James Garfield (Ire) (Exceed And Excel {Aus}) was a filly born at Stetchworth and Middle Park Studs on the evening of Jan. 21, Rathbarry Stud announced on Wednesday. Owned by Stetchworth and Middle Park, the filly is out of Butsova (Ire) (Dansili {GB}), herself a half-sister to G3 Balanchine S. heroine Bye Bye Birdie (Ire) (Oasis Dream {GB}). This is the extended family of Eclipse Champion Grass Mare Dank (GB) (Dansili {GB}), Irish highweight and G1 Hong Kong Cup hero Eagle Mountain...

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