Juddmonte And Keeneland Continue Their Curragh Race Sponsorship

Juddmonte and Keeneland have renewed their sponsorships of the Curragh's G1 Irish Oaks and G1 Phoenix S., respectively. The feature race of the two-day Juddmonte Irish Oaks Weekend on Saturday, July 22, the Juddmonte Irish Oaks has been won three times by horses carrying the Juddmonte colours with Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) (2017), Bolas (GB) (Unfuwain) (1994) and Wemyss Bight (GB) (Dancing Brave) in 1993. Currently there are 87 first entries for the €500,000 summer Classic, including Juddmonte's debut winner Bluestocking (GB) (Camelot {GB}). Juddmonte started as the sponsor of...

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Into Mischief Filly Stays Unbeaten with Fair Grounds Stakes

Dazzling Blue (Into Mischief--Blue Violet, by Curlin) came into the Letellier Memorial S. as the 1-2 favorite and ran to her odds, securing her second daylight score in two tries to remain unbeaten. The Juddmonte runner--a $500,000 purchase as a Keeneland September yearling from WinStar--rushed up to take the lead under Florent Geroux after being bumped by her inside rival out of the gate and giving ground as she found her stride. She found it quickly and had measured control of the pace while registering a :22.18 first quarter and...

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Mandaloun Picks Up Torch for Juddmonte USA

Representing a Juddmonte pedigree through and through, Mandaloun (Into Mischief - Brooch, by Empire Maker) carried Prince Khalid bin Abdullah's esteemed green, pink and white silks at the highest level of the sport during his racing career. A 'TDN Rising Star' on debut and the promoted 2021 Kentucky Derby winner, the homebred has returned to his birthplace at Juddmonte's American division to begin his stud career. "For Juddmonte to bring in a horse like Mandaloun is very special," said Aaron West, who joined Juddmonte USA this fall as Nominations Manager....

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Stauffenberg Q&A: 'If You Didn't Get Paid This Year You Did Something Wrong'

   As entertaining as he is brave, Philipp Stauffenberg has dominated the top bracket of the pinhooking table despite buying only a select number of foals each year.    Stauffenberg was once again in the spotlight in October when five of his yearlings took Tattersalls by storm when selling for a combined figure of 2,345,000gns at a memorable Book 1 sale.     Back at Tattersalls, where he was searching for his next Book 1 star at the December Foal Sales, the never-boring and cigarillo-smoking Stauffenberg spoke with TDN Europe's Brian...

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Juddmonte Snaps Up Le Havre Half-Sister To Treve For 675k At Arqana

Juddmonte's Simon Mockridge went to €675,000 to acquire G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe heroine Treve (Fr) (Motivator {GB})'s weanling half-sister by the late Le Havre (Ire) during Arqana's Vente d'Elevage in Deauville on Saturday. The bay foal was offered as part of the dispersal of Haras du Quesnay as lot 166. Also a half-sister to stakes winner and G2 Prix Greffulhe third Trois Rois (Fr) (Hernando {Fr}), the May foal counts the stakes-placed Trophee (Fr) (Mr. Sidney) as another half-sister. At stud, the latter has produced G2 Moonee Valley...

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Observations: Daughter of Romantica Debuts at Deauville

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 daughter of G1SW Romantica (GB). 15.35 Deauville, Debutantes, €27,000, 2yo, f, 7 1/2f (AWT) AMBOISE (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) takes the eye on debut, being a daughter of the track's G1 Prix Jean Romanet heroine Romantica (GB) (Galileo {Ire}) who was in turn a daughter of...

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Whitsbury's 'Year Never to Forget' as Chaldean's Sister Makes a Million

By Emma Berry and Brian Sheerin NEWMARKET, UK--It wasn't too hard to imagine that a Kingman (GB) half-sister to this season's leading juvenile Chaldean (GB) (Frankel {GB}) would steal the show at Tattersalls, and with shades of two years ago it was Juddmonte that swooped for the weanling from Whitsbury Manor Stud's increasingly influential broodmare Suelita (GB) (Dutch Art {GB}) at an even million gns. This time though Juddmonte's general manager Simon Mockridge was forced to stake almost double the amount it took to buy Chaldean, and that is largely...

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Stauffenberg Secures Kingman With “Stallion's Pedigree” For 550k At Goffs

Philipp Stauffenberg broke new ground at the November Foal Sale at Goffs on Wednesday by signing for a Kingman (GB) half-brother to Skitter Scatter (Scat Daddy) for a sales-topping €550,000 on a day where the Juddmonte-based stallion shined brightest. The Airlie Stud-consigned colt is not just a half-brother to that 2018 champion 2-year-old filly in Ireland but also the promising Charlie Appleby-trained Victory Dance (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) and the €550,000 it took to buy him represented a new record for Stauffenberg. The fact that lot 727 boasted a stallion's pedigree...

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Haskoy Connections Lose St Leger Appeal

Haskoy (GB) (Golden Horn {GB}), the filly that crossed the wire second in the G1 Cazoo St Leger and was demoted to fourth for inference, will remain in that position after connections lost their appeal on Tuesday. The Juddmonte homebred, with Frankie Dettori in the irons, was deemed to have caused interference to Giavellotto (Ire) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}) of a sufficient nature to place her behind that Marco Botti-trained colt, the raceday stewards determined. During the appeal hearing, two incidents were looked into by the independent disciplinary panel of the British...

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'One of the World's Elite Stallions' Frankel to Stand at £275,000

The reigning champion sire Frankel (GB) has had his fee increased to £275,000 for the 2023 breeding season. In another stellar year, the Juddmonte stallion has been responsible for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner Alpinista (GB) along with the Classic winners Westover (GB), Nashwa (GB) and Homeless Songs (Ire), and the Dewhurst S. winner Chaldean (GB). A statement released by Juddmonte on Wednesday read, "Following on from an exceptional 2021 season, we have seen Frankel further strengthen his reputation as a world-class sire with nine individual Group 1...

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Elite Power Upsets Jackie's Warrior In Sprint

LEXINGTON, KY - Now that's an 'Elite' sprinter. Juddmonte's streaking Elite Power (Curlin) came storming down the center of the course with massive strides to blow past longshot C Z Rocket (City Zip) and heavily favored champion Jackie's Warrior (Maclean's Music) to capture Saturday's GI Breeders' Cup Sprint at Keeneland. The 5-1 winner punched his ticket to the bluegrass with a visually impressive score in Belmont's seven-furlong GII Vosburgh S. Hall of Famer Bill Mott was also in the winner's circle with another son of Curlin two races earlier on...

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Daughter of Arrogate Fires Big at Aqueduct

1st-Aqueduct, $85,000, Msw, 11-4, 2yo, f, 1m, 1:39.63, ft,13 1/2 lengths. FIRELINE (f, 2, Arrogate--High Ridge Road {GSW, $442,157}, by Quality Road) proved that her career debut fifth sprinting 6 1/2 panels in the slop Oct. 2 was a toss following an eye-catching 13 1/2-length score at Aqueduct Friday. Away from her outside draw to press the issue with favored Avant (Uncle Mo), who threw up an opening quarter in :24.02, the 9-5 second choice continued to shadow the frontrunner through a :47.75 half. Drawing on even terms with Avant...

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