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Kingman's Schnell Meister Claws Out NHK Mile Cup Victory

Sunday Racing's Schnell Meister (Ger) (Kingman {GB}) closed late to take the G1 NHK Mile Cup in a bobbing finish on Sunday, his first black-type victory. Second choice in the wagering at 5-2 behind Group 1 winner Grenadier Guards (Jpn) (Frankel {GB}), the Sunday Racing colourbearer broke well from one of the widest draws and punched the breeze out in the centre of the course while unhurried early. Up front, Pixie Knight (Jpn) (Maurice {Jpn}) led under minimal pressure from Ho O Amazon (Jpn) (King Kamehameha {Jpn}), with Grenadier Guards...

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Lester Piggott and Frankel Honoured in Inaugural Hall of Fame Class

Legendary jockey Lester Piggott and Juddmonte's undefeated champion Frankel (GB) (Galileo {Ire}) are the inaugural members of the QIPCO British Champions Series Hall of Fame. Born on Nov. 5, 1935, the 11-time Champion Jockey (1960, 1964-1971, and 1982) began riding at age 10, and booted home his final winner at age 60. Among the champions that Piggott rode was British Triple Crown hero Nijinsky (Northern Dancer) for trainer Vincent O'Brien. Nicknamed the Long Fellow, Piggott is 5' 7 ½", and he rode 4,493 winners including 30 British Classics and 116...

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Galileo's Daughter Of Midday A New Rising Star

Wetherby is an unlikely place to unearth a TDN Rising Star, but the Yorkshire venue more accustomed to hosting jumps meetings acted as the stage for the re-entry of a potential top-class filly on Sunday as Juddmonte's regally-bred Noon Star (Galileo {Ire}) took the opening 10-furlong Racingtv.com Fillies' Novice S. Last seen winning over an extended mile at Nottingham in October, the Sir Michael Stoute-trained daughter of the celebrated Midday (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}) and full-sister to the G3 Sandown Classic Trial winner Midterm (GB) was under a seven-pound penalty...

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Frankel's Sister Unveiled At Sandown

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 highly anticipated debut of Frankel's full-sister. 4.10 Sandown, Novice, £8,050, 3yo, f, 9f 209yT CHIASMA (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}) is the seventh foal out of Kind (Ire) (Danehill), making her a full-sister to the remarkable Frankel (GB) and to his G1 Champion S.-winning sibling Noble Mission...

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Speech Returns in Doubledogdare

Eclipse Thoroughbreds, Madaket Stables and Heider Family Stables' Speech (Mr Speaker) looks to reproduce the form that landed her last summer's GI Central Bank Ashland S. in Friday's GIII Baird Doubledogdare S. at Keeneland. Promoted a position to third after the disqualification of Gamine in the GI Longines Kentucky Oaks in September, the Mike McCarthy trainee tired to sixth in the seven-furlong GI Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint at the Lexington oval Nov. 7. Javier Castellano, who was aboard the Florida-bred for two of her three lifetime wins, gets...

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Lord Grimthorpe To Leave Juddmonte

Lord (Teddy) Grimthorpe, who has for 22 years served as racing manager for Juddmonte, will stand down from that position after this year's Royal Ascot meeting. Prince Khalid Abdullah, who founded Juddmonte and began racing horses more than 40 years ago, died aged 84 on Jan. 12. Since taking up the role in 1999, Grimthorpe has worked with 24 European trainers and overseen 3000 horses in training. Of those, 1400 won over 2400 races, including almost 100 Group 1 wins. The list of champion Grimthorpe was involved with includes Enable...

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Frankel Filly a Rising Star For Juddmonte

Tuesday's Prix Parade d'Amour for unraced 3-year-old fillies at Saint-Cloud was the stage for the entry of the latest TDN Rising Star for Juddmonte and Frankel (GB) as Wensleydale (GB) cut a dash in the sunshine that preceded a wintry snowstorm. A daughter of the speedy G3 Ballyogan S. winner Divine (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}), the Henri-Francois Devin-trained chestnut was quickly away under Pierre-Charles Boudot before being restrained to track the leaders. Tanking her way to the front with two furlongs remaining, the 5-1 shot showed a sharp turn of...

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This Side Up: Empty Stands and Full Hearts in Dubai

The show must go on. After a year of pandemic, that turns out to be pretty much the default setting of our commendably resilient species. And you couldn't ask for a much better example than the staging of the G1 Dubai World Cup--just three days after the death of Sheikh Hamdan; behind closed doors, and behind closed faces. At the best of times, it's difficult for family and friends of public figures to grieve in a duly intimate register. Throw in the frigid constrictions of Covid, with no tactile consolation...

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Mandaloun Looks to Solidify Claim in Louisiana Derby

Juddmonte Farms' TDN Rising Star Mandaloun (Into Mischief) attempts to follow up on a professional last-out score in the GII Risen Star S. in Saturday's GII Twinspires.com Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds. Earning Rising Star status first time out going six panels at Keeneland last October, the bay followed up with another solid win while adding an additional furlong in a Churchill Downs optional claimer the following month. Heavily supported for his seasonal reappearance in the Jan. 16 GIII Lecomte S. in New Orleans, he had to settle for third,...

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What's In A Name: Diderot

Diderot (GB), g, 3, Bated Breath (GB)--Modern Look (GB) (MGSW-Fr & SP-US, $281,388), by Zamindar. Dundalk, 3-12, 8f (AWT), 1:39.24. B-Juddmonte Farms Ltd (GB). *1/2 to Grand Jete (GB) (Dansili {GB}), GSW & MGISP-US, $335,759. by Andreas Branchini "Raced freely, led early, kept on well," reads the racing commentary about the victory of 3-year-old Diderot, who came out on top in a competitive maiden at Dundalk last week. That same narrative could also be applied to the career of the horse's 18th century namesake, the great philosopher of the Enlightenment...

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Sun Path Seeks Redemption in Honeybee

'TDN Rising Star' Sun Path (Munnings) looks to rebound from an off-the-board finish as the favorite in the Silverbulletday S. last time out in Saturday's GIII Honeybee S. at Oaklawn. Graduating at second asking at Churchill Downs Nov. 8, the chestnut dominated by 12 3/4 lengths next out in a two-turn allowance at Fair Grounds Dec. 18. The Juddmonte homebred was heavily favored next out in that venue's Silverbulletday Jan. 16, but tired to fourth. Will's Secret (Will Take Charge) took some time to come around, but may be hitting...

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Champion Enable Scanned In Foal to Kingman

Champion and dual G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe heroine Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) was scanned in foal to Kingman (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}), Juddmonte announced via Twitter on Monday. The 7-year-old was retired in October last year after ending her career with a sixth in the Arc earlier that month. She was covered by the fellow Juddmonte homebred just over two weeks ago. "Fifteen days after cover, champion Enable was this morning successfully scanned in foal to Kingman," Juddmonte tweeted. "Hopefully an exciting new chapter in this remarkable mare's...

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