Juddmonte

Autumn Sale Begins At Park Paddocks

With the major yearling sales now in the rear-view mirror, the focus turns briefly to horses in training before the breeding stock sales, and Park Paddocks this week hosts the four-day Tattersalls Autumn Horses-in-Training Sale. One of the strongest indicators of the global nature of the racing industry, the Autumn Horses-in-Training Sale routinely sees participation from purchasers around the world, and its graduates keep them coming back by winning key races internationally. Salute The Soldier (Ger) (Sepoy {Aus}) was bought for 380,000gns in 2019 and he picked up Meydan's G3...

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Gosden: Contamination From Employee Caused Drug Positive

Trainer John Gosden has said that it was contamination "through an employee" that led to the ketamine positive returned by Juddmonte filly Franconia (GB) (Frankel {GB}) after her win in last June's Listed Abingdon Fillies' S. at Newbury. Gosden told a British Horseracing Authority disciplinary panel on Thursday that Franconia had been handled at the races that day by a stable worker who subsequently admitted to using ketamine recreationally. Franconia was disqualified from the win and Gosden was fined £500. Speaking to BBC Radio 4's Today Programme on Friday morning,...

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Big Field Set for Raven Run

A wide-open field of 13 sophomore filly sprinters will line up for Saturday's GII Lexus Raven Run S. at Keeneland. 'TDN Rising Star' Souper Sensational (Curlin) enters in good form in her last three starts since receiving a freshening. A powerful winner of Belmont's GIII Victory Ride S. July 10, the Live Oak colorbearer followed with a second-place finish behind likely GI Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint second choice Bella Sofia (Awesome Patriot) in the GI Longines Test S. Aug. 7 and repeated that same position behind the streaking...

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Tattersalls Releases December Mares Catalogue

Tattersalls has released the catalogue for its December Mares Sale on Nov. 29 to Dec. 2, with 1168 fillies and mares catalogued including huge representation from Godolphin, Shadwell and Juddmonte, which bring 224 between them. The Tattersalls December Mares Sale catalogue features previously announced headliners like Sunday Times (GB) (Holy Roman Emperor {Ire}) (lot 1810), the dam of Breeders' Cup winner Newspaperofrecord (Ire) (Lope De Vega {Ire}) carrying a full sibling; listed-winning and Group 1-placed 2-year-old filly Flotus (Ire) (Starspangledbanner {Aus}) (lot 1798); and dual Group 1 winner Amazing Maria...

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Saturday Insights: Mill Ridge Firster Appeals In Split Maiden

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency 6th-KEE, $84K, Msw, 2yo, 1 1/16mT, post time: 3:40 p.m. ET MOMS MOON (Kitten's Joy) is a son of Sweet Assay (Consolidator), acquired as a 5-year-old by Nicoma Bloodstock for $14,000 at the 2014 Keeneland January Sale and covered by Point of Entry in her maiden trip to the breeding shed. The resulting foal became 'TDN Rising Star' Analyze It, a 6 1/4-length debut winner who became a three-time winner at the graded level and was placed in the GI Belmont Derby, GI Secretariat S....

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Juddmonte Strike For Kingman Top Lot

NEWMARKET, UK--As Book 2 continued in the manner it began, with a greatly improved median and strong demand throughout the second session, it was a rare yearling colt purchase by Juddmonte Farms that set the day's high at 525,000gns. The blend of the bloodlines of Kingman (GB) and the Galileo (Ire) mare Reem (Aus) has worked well in the past to the extent of providing the Book 2 sale-topper of 2018 at 750,000gns. That youngster went on to become the dual winner and 103-rated King Leonidas (GB), and his trainer...

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Frankel's Inspiral Remains Perfect After Fillies' Mile Triumph

Cheveley Park Stud's undefeated 2-year-old filly Inspiral (GB) (Frankel {GB}), whose run of three straight successes included impressive wide-margin tallies in Sandown's Listed Star S. and Doncaster's G2 May Hill S., entered winter quarters at the forefront of the juvenile fillies' division after posting another taking score in Friday's G1 bet365 Fillies' Mile at Newmarket. In so doing, she emulated 2017 scorer Laurens (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}), who also picked up Doncaster's May Hill en route to victory in this straight test. Inspiral had earlier overcome a slow start to debut...

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Kingman's Tumbler A New Rising Star in France

Carlos Laffon-Parias trainee Tumbler (Fr) (Kingman {GB}), a hitherto untested homebred sporting the colours of Alain and Gerard Wertheimer, was eclipsed for favouritism in the betting, but opened up with an impressive daylight rout of five rivals in Thursday's Prix As d'Atout, a seven-furlong heat for unraced 2-year-old colts and geldings, at Saint-Cloud. The 17-5 chance was swiftly into stride and settled into a smooth rhythm racing third, four lengths off the pace, through halfway. Sent wide with the field into the straight, he quickened in taking fashion to sweep...

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Guineas Targets For Fabre Fillies

Both Group 1 winner Zellie (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}) and 'TDN Rising Star' Raclette (GB) (Frankel {GB}) will not be seen on a racecourse again this season, but trainer Andre Fabre has highlighted 1000 Guineas targets for his charges. Owned for her last three starts by Ali Hamad Al Attiya's Al Wasmiyah Farm, the bay won three races for Fabre's daughter Lavinia including the July 11 Listed Prix Roland de Chambure. She ran second in the G3 Prix Six Perfections at Deauville in August in her first run for her...

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Sacred Bridge Put Away For the Year

Group 3 winner Sacred Bridge (GB) (Bated Breath {GB}) will return next season in a Guineas trial. The Juddmonte homebred won four races consecutively, starting with a maiden victory at Naas on debut in June, followed by the Listed Tipperary S. on June 30, the lucrative Aug. 2 Ballyhane S. and the Aug. 27 G3 Round Tower S. Trained by Ger Lyons, she was only eighth in the G1 Cheveley Park S. at Newmarket on Sept. 25. "Nothing really came to light after Newmarket," said Barry Mahon, Juddmonte Racing Manager....

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Straight Answer Supplemented to Dewhurst

Undefeated Juddmonte homebred Straight Answer (GB) (Kodiac {GB}) has been supplemented to the Oct. 9 Darley Dewhurst S. at Newmarket. His addition brings the potential field to 12, after winning at The Curragh when unveiled on Aug. 21 and the Listed Ballyhane Blenheim S. at Fairyhouse on Sept. 20. The Ger Lyons-trained colt will possibly face G1 Goffs Vincent O'Brien National S. hero Native Trail (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}) for the Charlie Appleby/Godolphin axis, and Sunday's G1 Qatar Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere one-two Angel Bleu (Fr) (Dark Angel {Ire}) and Noble...

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Frankel's Dreamflight Prevails In Thomas Bryon Thriller

Lady Bamford's homebred Dreamflight (GB) (Frankel {GB}), one of two contenders from the Andre Fabre stable for Friday's G3 Prix Thomas Bryon Jockey Club de Turquie, placed in starts at Deauville in August and Saint-Cloud last month. Back over the latter venue's one-mile course and distance for his black-type bow, the 18-5 chance would not be denied in a thrilling finish to the card's feature event. He was swiftly into stride and led all four rivals from flagfall. Coming under pressure when tackled by stablemate Chancellery (Ire) (Medaglia d'Oro) with...

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