John Gosden

Mishriff Targeting Saudi Cup

Last year's G1 Prix du Jockey Club victor Mishriff (Ire) (Make Believe {GB}) is being prepared for next month's $20-million Saudi Cup, said Ted Voute, racing manager to the colt's owner/breeder Prince Faisal. Trained by John Gosden, Mishriff was second in last February's Saudi Derby on the same card before stringing together a hat trick of black-type victories over the summer, beginning with the Listed Newmarket S. prior to the French Derby and culminating in a 4 1/2-length score in the G2 Prix Guillaume d'Ornano. He was last seen beating...

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John Gosden Crowned Champion Trainer

John Gosden was on Monday named champion flat trainer for the third year running and fifth time overall. Gosden's runners earned £3,114,226 on the racecourse in 2020, more than £650,000 ahead of Aidan O'Brien. Gosden's stable took home seven Group 1 trophies this year, including a third win in the G1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth S. for Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) and for Stradivarius (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) in the G1 Gold Cup at Royal Ascot. "I would like to thank all of my staff for all...

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Monday's Observations: Half-Sister to Buratino Debuts at Lingfield

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. Monday's observations features a half-sister to Group 2 winner Buratino. 1.00 Lingfield, Nov, £9,600, 2yo, f, 8f 1y (AWT) The Queen's hitherto unraced VITAL FORCE (IRE) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}), one of two contenders from the John Gosden stable, is a half-sister to G2 Coventry S. winner and MG1SP sire...

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War Front Sister To Harmonize Debuts

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 half-sister to an American Grade I winner. 4.00 Chelmsford, Novice, £7,900, 2yo, 8f (AWT) TOP TABLE (GB) (War Front) is a notable debutante for Cheveley Park Stud, who bought her dam Mesa Fresca (Sky Mesa) for $2-million at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky 2017 November Mixed Sale....

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Bidding Closing On Enable Headcollar

Bidding on an Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) headcollar signed by Frankie Dettori and John Gosden is set to close at 10 p.m. GMT on Sunday. The item is being auctioned to benefit East Anglia Childrens Hospices (EACH) and has reached £10,000. The headcollar was donated by Enable's owner/breeder Juddmonte Farms and comes with a letter of authenticity. Bids can be made via the Celebrity Bottom Drawer auction by clicking here.

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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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Enable's Headcollar Still Up for Sale at EACH Charity Auction

As announced last week, champion Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire})'s headcollar is available during the ongoing Celebrity Bottom Drawer auction to aid the East Anglia Children's Hospices (EACH). Bidding has reached £4,100 for the coveted item donated by Juddmonte, and interested parties have until 10 p.m. GMT on Sunday to place their bid. Bids may be made at www.celebritybottomdrawer.com.

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Too Darn Hot's Sister Unwrapped at Newcastle

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. Tuesday's Insights features a full-sister to MG1SW Too Darn Hot (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}). 2.40 Newcastle, Novice, £5,300, 2yo, 10f 42y (AWT) DARLECTABLE YOU (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) is the seventh foal out of the Lloyd-Webber's remarkable Dar Re Mi (GB) (Singspiel {Ire}) and a full-sister to the 2018 chief juvenile...

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Enable Headcollar Part of Celebrity Auction

Champion Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire})'s headcollar, donated by Juddmonte, will make up part of the upcoming Celebrity Bottom Drawer auction to aid the East Anglia Children's Hospices (EACH). The Juddmonte homebred won 11 Group 1 races and her headcollar was signed by her jockey Frankie Dettori and trainer John Gosden. Organised by comedian Griff Rhys Jones, the 10-day online auction begins on Friday, Nov. 27. Alongside Enable's headcollar, there are also top-grade cast-offs, memorabilia and treasure donated by various celebrities including Cate Blanchett, Ralph Fiennes, Ian Hislop, Matt Lucas, David...

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Ghaiyyath Crowned Cartier Horse Of The Year

Godolphin's four-time Group 1 winner Ghaiyyath (Ire) has scooped the top honours at the 30th annual Cartier Awards. The five-year-old son of Dubawi is the third Cartier Horse of the Year for Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin operation following Daylami (Ire) in 1999 and Fantastic Light in 2001. Trained by Charlie Appleby, Ghaiyyath also claimed the Cartier Older Horse category ahead of Addeybb (Ire), Enable (GB) and Magical (Ire). There was further success for the Maktoum family when Palace Pier (GB) (Kingman {GB}), owned by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum and...

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Global Cast Descends On Bahrain

The second running of the £500,000 Bahrain International Trophy on Friday has drawn a competitive international lineup, with little separating the leading fancies in the betting. Each of the 14 runners, including five Group 1 winners, has of course been meticulously primed for a run at this sizable pot, but that statement perhaps applies to Global Giant (GB) (Shamardal) more than any other. The international favourite has had this race as his primary target since being bought privately from Ed Dunlop's yard last year by Shaikh Isa bin Salman Al...

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Daughter of Magnificient Style Debuts at Nottingham

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 the latest debutante for excellent producer Magnificient Style. 1.10 Nottingham, Mdn, £6,300, 2yo, f, 8f 75yT John Gosden is somewhat familiar with the progeny of storied matriarch Magnificient Style (Silver Hawk), having moulded six off the production line, and the Clarehaven conditioner is set to unleash...

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