Jockey Club of Turkey

Tilsit Added To Turkish Ranks

The Jockey Club of Turkey has purchased this year's G2 Summer Mile victor Tilsit (First Defence) for stud duty. The announcement follows on the back of the news on Thursday that the Club had bought Battleground (War Front) and Epaulette (Aus) (Commands {Aus}) to join its roster. Tilsit is out of Multilingual (GB) (Dansili {GB}), an unraced half-sister to Kingman (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) and a daughter of G1 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches scorer Zenda (GB) (Zamindar). It is also the family of prolific sire Oasis Dream (GB). Trained by...

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Powerscourt Dies In Turkey

G1 Tattersalls Gold Cup and GI Arlington Million winner Powerscourt (GB) (Sadler's Wells-Rainbow Lake {GB}, by Rainbow Quest) has died age 21 at the Jockey Club of Turkey after suffering a heart attack. Bred by Juddmonte Farms out of its G3 Lancashire Oaks winner Rainbow Lake, Powerscourt's pedigree gained further pomp after his racing career was over when his half-sister Kind (Ire) (Danehill) produced the great Frankel (GB) (Galileo {Ire}) and three-time Group 1 winner Noble Mission (GB) (Galileo {Ire}). Another half-sister, Riposte (GB) (Dansili {GB}), won a trio of...

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Daredevil's Auspicious Return

A wise man changes his mind, but a fool never will. Such is the association between the commercial market and Daredevil (More Than Ready-- Chasethewildwind, by Forestry). Luckily for the third-crop sire, the market was quick to change its opinion and Lane's End jumped on the opportunity to bring him back. After Daredevil failed to attract mares to fill his fourth book in 2019, WinStar Farm accepted an offer from the Jockey Club of Turkey and the son of More Than Ready boarded a flight abroad for last year's breeding...

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Better the Devil We Know Now

He who dares, wins. For commercial breeders, however, that famous military maxim is becoming ever less practicable. Rather than hold their nerve, they rush nervously from one new stallion to the next, few daring to stick around long enough to take a yearling to market once a first crop has actually been exposed to the racetrack. These cycles often become self-fulfilling, in that few stallions can seize so limited an opportunity in time to maintain adequate momentum. But every now and then, one comes along that, no sooner than he...

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Daredevil to Stand at Lane's End for 2021

One of the top second-crop sires Daredevil (More Than Ready--Chasethewildwind, by Forty Niner) will relocate to Lane's End Farm for the 2021 breeding season. The GI Champagne S. victor will stand for $25,000. Sire of 3-year-old sensations Swiss Skydiver and Shedaresthedevil, Daredevil is third on the North American-based, second-crop sire behind only American Pharoah and Constitution with just over half as many starters. Daredevil is the only first-crop sire to ever sire an individual winner of the GI Kentucky Oaks and the GI Preakness S. in the same year. Swiss...

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