Kingman

Aga Khan Studs Reveals Blue Chip Mating Plans

In addition to its resident sires including lynchpins Siyouni (Fr) and Sea The Stars (Ire), the Aga Khan Studs will lend support to the likes of Lope De Vega (Ire) and Frankel (GB), as well as unproven sires Too Darn Hot (GB) and Ghaiyyath (Ire), with its European broodmare band in 2021. One of the stars of the Aga Khan Studs broodmare band is undoubtedly the unbeaten G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe victress Zarkava (Ire) (Zamindar). She is currently in foal to Siyouni and will visit Lope De Vega....

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Million-Dollar Matings

The fireworks at the annual Keeneland and Fasig-Tipton November sales are always a highlight of the year as seven-figure bids abound on some of racing's top broodmares and broodmare prospects. But after the dust settles, it can be years before words get out on the breeding careers of the sales' top offerings. We catch up with the connections of a few of these most recent million-dollar broodmares and learn of their mating plans for 2021 in our ongoing 'Million-Dollar Matings' series.     CONSTELLATION (Bellamy Road-For Royalty, by Not For...

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This Side Up: 'Hometown' Hope Uniting Desert and Bluegrass

"Build it, and they will come." Such is the familiar philosophy sustaining the dramatic--sometimes melodramatic--changes in the desert landscape, both physical and metaphorical, over the past generation. Certainly those who first visited Dubai during the early years of its ruling family's commitment to our sport were annually bewildered by the exponential transformation of a cluster of creekside souks and wharves into a teeming, space-age skyline of gleaming towers. Even so, it was still staggering last year to see the Saudis stage a card featuring the richest race in history just...

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Summer Romance Takes Next Step In Balanchine

Summer Romance (Ire) (Kingman {GB}) was named a 'TDN Rising Star' on debut when winning a Yarmouth maiden by two lengths in June of 2019, and she followed that effort up immediately two weeks later with a six-length win at listed level in Newmarket's Empress Fillies' S. Put away for the winter after finishing third in the G3 Dick Poole S., Summer Romance found last year's Covid-delayed G1 1000 Guineas to be a bridge too far at first asking, finishing eighth of 15 behind Love (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), but she...

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Three Wildcards Added To Arqana

Otambura (Ire) a twice-placed 3-year-old filly by Kingman (GB), is one of three wildcards to be added to the Arqana February Mixed Sale and will go through the ring on Feb. 15 as lot 150. Trained by Christophe Ferland, Otambura finished third on debut at Pau going 1400 metres on Dec. 20, and filled the same position upped to a mile at that course on Jan. 30. Otambura is joined by National Hunt wildcards Hardi Du Mesnil (AQPS) (Masterstroke) (lot 60), a debut winner over hurdles, and Meredith (Fr) (Soldier...

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Jan. 31 Insights

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency BROWN UNVEILS PRICEY KINGMAN COLT 5th-TAM, $22.5K, Msw, 4yo/up, 1 1/16m,T 2:44p.m. Chad Brown unveils another expensive European import for Peter Brant in ST. JOE LOUIS (GB) (Kingman {GB}), a 500,000gns TATOCT acquisition. His second dam is SW Miss Pinkerton (GB) (Danehill), who is the dam of GSW Precious Ramotswe (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}). This is also the family of European Highweight and MG1SW Golden Horn (GB) (Cape Cross {Ire}). TJCIS PPs   JUDDMONTE BLUEBLOOD DEBUTS AT TAMPA 6th-TAM, $22.5K, Msw, 3yo, f, 1mT, 3:15p.m. Juddmonte...

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Kingman Colt Romps in Tampa Debut

7th-Tampa Bay Downs, $21,600, Msw, 1-8, 4yo/up, 1mT, 1:35.57, fm, 7 1/4 lengths. PRINCIPLED STAND (GB) (c, 4, Kingman {GB}--Toujours L'Amour {GB} {SW-Eng}, by Authorized {Ire}), given a 7-2 chance in this unveiling, was away alertly from the far outside post and went straight to the lead. Zipping through a :22.833 first quarter, the dark bay clocked a half-mile in :47.59 and turned for home on a clear lead. Principled Stand powered away with ease in the lane to don cap and gown by 7 1/4 lengths over Growl Tiger...

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Galileo: The Hardest Of Acts To Follow

In a temporarily upside-down world, a comforting air of normality can be found in a perusal of the end-of-year stallion tables. To Benjamin Franklin's certainties of death and taxes, in this smaller world we can add just about the only sure thing in racing and bloodstock: Galileo (Ire) is champion sire. Perhaps the greatest compliment that can be paid to the King of Tipperary is the fact that, even at his home at Coolmore, the operation which naturally has free-flowing access to the supersire via some of the best mares...

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Juddmonte Sires Enjoy American Purple Patch

While Group 1 racing has wound down for the season in Europe, it rolls on across the Atlantic, and somewhat lost in the shuffle of the breeding stock sales was an excellent weekend on Nov. 28 and 29 for Juddmonte sires in California. Domestic Spending (GB) became the third Group 1 winner for Kingman (GB) when kicking late to take the Hollywood Derby going 1800 metres on the turf, while Viadera (GB) made it a first Group 1 winner for Bated Breath (GB) in the one-mile Matriarch S. on the...

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Camilleri's Kingman Colt Leads The Way

NEWMARKET, UK—On a day when Kingman (GB) was given the ultimate boost by being announced as the first suitor of Enable (GB), one of his sons played a leading role in the first session of Tattersalls October Book 2, following on from some notable returns during last week's Book 1. Godolphin has already had its share of success with the progeny of Kingman, notably through Group 1-winning colts Persian King (Ire) and Palace Pier (GB), and Anthony Stroud added another by the sire to Sheikh Mohammed's string for next year...

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Another Millionaire For Kingman At Tattersalls

Lynn Lodge Stud's filly out of a half-sister to the dam of 'TDN Rising Star' and recent G3 Tattersalls S. winner La Barrosa (Ire) (Lope De Vega {Ire}) (lot 416) became the second millionaire at Tattersalls October Book 1 for Kingman when selling to Anthony Stroud for 1.45-million gns. In addition to the aforementioned mare Bikini Babe (Ire) (Montjeu {Ire}) the dam, Sante (Ire) (Dream Ahead), is a half-sister to group winners Combat Zone (Ire) (Refuse to Bend {Ire}), Royal Empire (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}) and Scottish (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}).

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Kingman Brother To Galileo Gold Leads Book 1 Opener

By Emma Berry & Alayna Cullen NEWMARKET, UK—Any doubts as to the participation of some of the leading buyers at Tattersalls's flagship October Sale were largely dispelled as Book 1 got underway on Tuesday with four seven-figure lots and the most expensive yearling sold in Europe or North America this year. That honour went to the sole, emotional offering from Colin Murfitt's local Pantile Stud (lot 174) in the Kingman (GB) half-brother to 2000 Guineas and G1 St James's Palace winner Galileo Gold (GB) (Paco Boy {Ire}), who sold for...

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