Kingman (GB)

Kingman Filly On Top In the Imprudence

There was another minor upset at Deauville in Thursday as the G3 Prix Imprudence went the way of the 18-1 shot Reina Madre (Ire) (Kingman {GB}). Sporting the silks of the Leopoldo Fernandez Pujals and his Yeguada Centurion operation which is set to become a familiar presence in this country, the Mauricio Delcher Sanchez trainee had last been seen finishing fourth in the Premio Gran Criterium in Madrid in October and entered this Classic prep something of an enigma. Settled with two behind early by Christophe Soumillon, the bay who...

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Laurens Foals Invincible Spirit Colt

Laurens (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}), a winner of six Group 1 races, has produced a colt by Invincible Spirit (Ire) as her first foal, owner John Dance announced via Twitter Tuesday morning. Successful in the G1 Fillies' Mile at two, she will visit Kingman (GB) in 2021. The bay is also a winner of the G1 Prix Saint-Alary, G1 Prix de Diane, G1 Matron S., G1 Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot S. and G1 Prix Rothschild. It was announced last January that Laurens would visit the Irish National Stud stalwart, having...

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Caravaggio Colt Carries Expectations at Naas

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. Sunday's observations features the first Ballydoyle juvenile runner of 2021. 1.15 Naas, Mdn, €14,000, 2yo, 5fT TENEBRISM (Caravaggio) is Ballydoyle's first juvenile runner of 2021 and carries significance as his exciting first-season sire's potential first winner. Representing a partnership between Coolmore, Georg von Opel's Westerberg Limited and John Moores...

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Kingman's Elizabeth Tower Shares the Spoils in Tulip Sho

Saturday's G2 Tulip Sho, a prep for the upcoming G1 Japanese 1000 Guineas next month, resulted in a dead heat between Nagoya Keiba's Meikei Yell (Jpn) (Mikki Isle {Jpn}) and Shadai Race Horse's Elizabeth Tower (GB) (Kingman {GB}), with the latter the first black-type winner in Japan for her sire. Very headstrong through the early stages against the fence, Meikei Yell raced just inside a tugging Elizabeth Tower. Yutaka Take gave the signal and Meikei Yell burst through the field to decisively take command with a half-mile remaining and entered...

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Trio of Mares In Foal to Persian King

Three-time Group 1 winner Persian King (Ire) (Kingman {GB}) has enjoyed a good start to his initial covering season, as the first three mares he bred have been pronounced in foal, Haras d'Etreham announced on Tuesday. Among the threesome are listed winner Cap Verite (Ire) (Cape Cross {Ire}) and Elodie (GB) (Dansili {GB}). The latter is a full-sister to champions We Are (Ire) and With You (GB). The son of Kingman's fee is set at €30,000 for 2021. Limited to 140 mares, the G1 French 2000 Guineas victor will also...

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Shadwell Reveals 2021 Mating Plans for Their Quality Broodmare Band

The mating plans for the high-quality Shadwell broodmare band were announced by the stud on Monday. Nunnery Stud's four stallions, led by new recruit Mohaather (GB) (Showcasing {GB}), will all be well supported by Shadwell. Several top-flight winners are booked to the 2020 G1 Sussex S. victor, among them dual Group 1 winners Nazeef (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}), Ghanaati (Giant's Causeway) and South African multiple Grade 1 winner Majmu (Aus) (Redoute's Choice {Aus}). They are joined by Ghanaati's Rahy half-sister, the stakes winner and G1 Oaks third Rumoush, who already...

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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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2021 Juddmonte Mating Plans Revealed

The 2021 mating plans for the Juddmonte broodmare band were announced by the nursery on Monday. The list was approved by the late Prince Khalid Abdullah prior to his death last week. Juddmonte will stand five stallions in 2021 led by Frankel. The undefeated wunderkind and Group 1 sire Frankel became the fastest European stallion ever to reach 40 group winners and celebrated another Group 1 winner in 2020-Grenadier Guards (Jpn). An even two dozen Juddmonte mares are booked on his dance card, among them MG1SW Ventura (Chester House), the...

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MGSW Headman to Stand in France

Juddmonte homebred Headman (GB) (Kingman {GB}-Deliberate {GB}, by King's Best) will stand at Figerro Breeding Farm in France for €2,800 this term. The news was reported by the Racing Post on Sunday. A winner of four of his nine starts including the G2 Prix Eugene Adam and G2 Prix Guillaume d'Ornano for Prince Khalid Abdullah and trainer Roger Charlton, the bay earned $430,789. The sixth foal out of the winning Deliberate, Headman is a half-brother to Grade II winner Projected (GB) (Showcasing {GB}) and G3 Prix Chloe runner-up Delivery (GB)...

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Half to Expert Eye Debuts at Kempton

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. Wednesday's Insights features a half-brother to Breeders' Cup winner Expert Eye (GB) (Acclamation {GB}). 4.20 Kempton, Novice, £6,300, 2yo, 7f (AWT) DUTY OF CARE (GB) (Kingman {GB}) debuts for Khalid Abdullah and Sir Michael Stoute, who combined to capture the 2018 GI Breeders' Cup Mile with his half-brother Expert...

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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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Juddmonte Reveals 2021 Fees

The five-strong Juddmonte 2021 stallion roster, led by Frankel (GB) (Galileo {Ire})-the youngest stallion to sire 40 group winners in history, was announced on Tuesday. The Juddmonte wunderkind is siring 11% group winners to runners and 15% black-type winners to runners, and he will stand for £175,000 in 2021. At the sales, his highest-priced filly brought 2 million gns, while he also had a colt knocked down for 1.1 million gns during the recent Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 1. Although his oldest foals are only four, Kingman (GB) (Invincible...

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