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...

[ Read More ]
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...

[ Read More ]
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...

[ Read More ]
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...

[ Read More ]
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...

[ Read More ]
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...

[ Read More ]
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}).

[ Read More ]
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...

[ Read More ]
Kingman Colt To Top Of Tattersalls Leaderboard At 2.7-Million Gns

The action heated up late in the evening at Tattersalls on Tuesday, with Oliver St Lawrence going to 2.7-million gns for Houghton Stud's Kingman (GB) half-brother to the G1 2000 Guineas and G1 St James's Palace S. winner Galileo Gold (Ire) (Paco Boy {GB}). That marks a new high price during the opening session of Book 1.

[ Read More ]
Kingman Colt Looks Tough in Pilgrim

Klaravich Stables' Public Sector (GB) (Kingman {GB}) will try to build off an impressive debut victory at Saratoga with a graded stakes success as a likely favorite in Saturday's GII Pilgrim S. for juvenile males on the Belmont turf. Bought for 170,000 guineas as a Tattersalls October yearling, the bay was unveiled as a 2-1 favorite Aug. 15 at the Spa and rallied from seventh to win going away by two lengths, clocking his final five-sixteenths in a sharp :28.80. He has drilled five times since then for Chad Brown,...

[ Read More ]
Tattersalls Unveils Star-Studded Book 1 Catalogue

A daughter of Newsells Park Stud's star producer Shastye (Ire) (Danehill) is among the 19 yearlings by Galileo (Ire) set to be offered at Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale from Oct. 6 to 8, for which the catalogue was unveiled on Wednesday. The bay filly (lot 436)-a full-sister to dual Group 1 winner Japan (GB) and group winners Mogul (GB) and Sir Isaac Newton (GB) and a half to G2 Middleton S. victress Secret Gesture (GB) and Australian listed winner Maurus (GB)-is the first filly out of...

[ Read More ]
The Weekly Wrap: Fathers and Sons

Dubawi (Ire) being a good stallion is not exactly a newsflash. The increasingly interesting element of his success, however, is his growing number of sons and grandsons making a mark at stud. Dubawi's own season has been headlined by the Group 1 winners Ghaiyyath (Ire), Lord North (Ire) and Space Blues (Ire), while G2 Superlative S. winner Master Of The Seas (Ire) looks to be one of the more exciting juveniles seen out in Europe so far. In this year's freshman sires' championship, Ballylinch Stud's son of Dubawi, New Bay...

[ Read More ]
Exit Box x

Never miss another story from the TDN

Click Here to sign up for a free subscription.