Kevin Ryan

Breeders' Cup Champs Next Starts Announced

Glass Slippers (GB) (Dream Ahead), the winner of the GI Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint at Keeneland last November, will head straight to Royal Ascot for her 2021 debut, the G2 Temple S. at Haydock having been ruled out. Both the G1 King's Stand S. and the G1 Diamond Jubilee S. are options for the 2020 G1 Derrinstown Stud Flying Five S. heroine. "We're skipping the Temple S.," trainer Kevin Ryan said. "We'll go straight to Ascot, or at least that's the plan. She's in both races and we'll decide a...

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Glass Slippers Returns in Temple S.

Multiple Group 1 winner Glass Slippers (GB) (Dream Ahead) will make her first start of 2021 in the G2 Casumo Temple S. at Haydock on May 22. A winner of the 2019 G1 Prix de l'Abbaye, the 5-year-old mare added the G1 Derrinstown Stud Flying Five S. at The Curragh last September and, second in the 2020 l'Abbaye, signed off with a win in the GI Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint for owner/breeder Bearstone Stud and trainer Kevin Ryan. "The plan is to start her off in the Temple S. prior...

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Glass Slippers Makes History For Europe in the Turf Sprint

Bearstone Stud's Glass Slippers (GB) (Dream Ahead) became the first European invader to win the GI Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint, weaving her way through traffic to score a late-charging victory at Keeneland Saturday. Sent off at 10-1, the bay filly settled well slightly behind midpack as longshot Into Mystic (Into Mischief) took the field through an opening quarter in :21.26 while prompted by Bombard (War Front) and Texas Wedge (Colonel John). She inched closer along the rail on the turn and cut the corner into the straight and she was...

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Yorkshire Loaded For Breeders' Cup

With trainers John Quinn, Kevin Ryan and Nigel Tinkler each fielding a runner in this weekend's Breeders' Cup at Keeneland, there is as good a chance as ever that one of the festival's coveted trophies will make its way back to Yorkshire, where all three are based. Quinn sends out his first Breeders' Cup starter in the form of Ross Harmon's Safe Voyage (Ire) (Fast Company {Ire}), and the gelding has hit his best stride this year at seven, taking Epsom's Listed Surrey S., York's G2 City of York S....

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First European Black-Type Winner For Pride of Dubai In the Sweet Solera

Allowed to start at 66-1 for Saturday's G3 Betway Sweet Solera S. at Newmarket, the €3,500 bargain buy Star of Emaraaty (Ire) belied those odds to emerge with the prize and provide her Coolmore-based first-season sire Pride of Dubai (Aus) with a first European black-type winner. Outpaced briefly at halfway having chased the early pace, the chestnut who was fourth in the Listed Star S. over this seven-furlong trip at Sandown July 21 drifted to the centre of the track as she began to enter contention under Kevin Stott. Reeling...

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Darvel Earns 200th Tattersalls October Book 1 Bonus

Darvel (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}), who triumphed in the six-furlong Novice S. at Ayr on July 20, became the 200th winner of a £25,000 Tattersalls October Book 1 Bonus, Tattersalls announced on Tuesday. The bonus scheme has now paid out a total of £5,000,000 to owners of yearlings purchased at the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 1. Of the 200 Book 1 Bonus winners, more than half have been purchased for less than 150,000gns and 31 for 50,000gns or under. Bonus winners include Group 1 winners Japan (GB) (Galileo {Ire}),...

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Freshman Sire Pride of Dubai Off the Mark at Ayr

Coolmore-based sire Pride of Dubai (Aus) (Street Cry {Ire}) became the latest European freshman off the mark when the twice-raced juvenile Star of Emaraaty (Ire) survived a stewards' enquiry to prevail in Monday's EBF Stallions Fillies' Novice Auction S. over an extended seven furlongs at Ayr. In front throughout, the 2-1 second favourite came under ever-increasing pressure inside the final quarter mile and was ridden out in the closing stages to deny Party Spirit (GB) (Night of Thunder {Ire}) by a neck. 3rd-Ayr, £6,400, Nov, 7-13, 2yo, f, 7f 50yT,...

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Freshman Sire Buratino Off the Mark at Hamilton

Darley stallion Buratino (Ire) (Exceed and Excel {Aus}), who operates out of Kildangan Stud at a fee of €5,000 (on Oct. 1 special live foal terms), registered an overdue first winner when Hambleton Racing 38's Tinochio (Ire) landed the spoils going five furlongs in Wednesday's British Stallion Studs EBF Novice S. at Hamilton. The MG1SP G2 Coventry S. victor had so nearly cut through on Tuesday, but Michael Mulvany trainee The Blue Panther (Ire) was denied in the final stride of a Navan maiden heat. 2nd-Hamilton, £6,400, Nov, 6-24, 2yo,...

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It's Kodiac Again As Hello Youmzain Prevails In the Diamond Jubilee

Coming of age when winning the G1 Haydock Sprint Cup in September, Haras d'Etreham and Cambridge Stud's Hello Youmzain (Fr) (Kodiac {GB}) sprung back into action with some gusto as he battled to victory in a thrilling G1 Diamond Jubilee S. under Kevin Stott on Royal Ascot's Saturday bonanza. Breaking rapidly before gradually making his way to the stand's side, the 4-1 second favourite had to work to subdue Sceptical (GB) (Exceed and Excel {Aus}) in the last 75 yards and found the line as the strong-closing Dream of Dreams...

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