Kodiac (GB)

Omaha Beach's Hot Beach Runs Them off Their Feet in Limestone

After the FanDuel Limestone S. was taken off the grass, Hot Beach (Omaha Beach) did not mind a wet main track one bit as she rolled home a winner at Keeneland on Friday. The dark bay began her career last summer at Ellis Park with a runner-up finish and then won the Debutante S. at the Pea Patch in mid-August. A well beaten third behind 'TDN Rising Star' V V's Dream (Mitole) in the GIII Pocahontas S. at Churchill Downs a month later, Hot Beach was last seen running second...

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Kodiac Filly Unleashes Scintillating Turn Of Foot To Stun G2 Blue Point Sprint Foes

Just two races after her half-brother Mysterious Night (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}) won the G2 Al Fahidi Fort, Godolphin's STAR OF MYSTERY (GB) (f, 3, Kodiac {GB}--Mistrusting {Ire}, by Shamardal) picked up strongly in the closing stages to take the AED850,000 G2 Blue Point Sprint Presented by Longines by 1 3/4 lengths. Ponntos (Ire) (Power {GB}) ran second, with Tajalla (Ire) (Kessaar {Ire}) a neck back in third. The race was delayed for several minutes when both Tajalla and Thunder Of Niagara (Ire) (Night Of Thunder {Ire}) broke through the...

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Kessaar On The Move To Italy

Former Irish-based stallion Kessaar (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}--Querulous, by Raven's Pass) has been purchased by Renew Italian Breeding and will stand at Scuderia Melissa Cipriani in Castelnuovo Berardenga, Italy this year. Standing for €5,000, the stallion will be administered by Mattia Cadrobbi and managed by Marco Bozzi and Guido Berardelli. Bred by Tally-Ho Stud, the G2 Mill Reef S. and G3 Sirenia S. hero was a 100,000gns Tattersalls October yearling, and raced in the colours of Mohammed Al Qatami and Khalid Al Mudhaf while trained by John Gosden. Winning three of...

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Pair Of Kodiac Colts Anchor ThoroughBid Online Yearling Sale

A pair of colts by Kodiac (GB) and 34 other yearlings will go under the hammer at the ThoroughBid Online Yearling Sale on Wednesday, Nov. 8. Bidding for the first ever online-only yearling sale by a UK auction house will begin at 9 a.m. and will last approximately three hours. The catalogue is available here. Yearlings by sires like New Bay (GB), Gleneagles (Ire), Farhh (GB), and Highland Reel (Ire) will also feature among the consigned horses. Each lot is sold with the opportunity to win the £5,000 Every 1's...

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Making Waves: Mastercraftsman Filly Feeling Valourous

   In this series, the TDN takes a look at notable successes of European-based sires in North America. This week's column is highlighted by the victory of Romagna Mia in the Dowager S. at Keeneland last weekend.   Mia All Class In Dowager Team Valor International's Romagna Mia (GB) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}) won the Dowager S. at Keeneland on Sunday (video). It was the GI Beverly D. S. third's second graded/group score, having taken the G2 Premio Lydia Tesio in 2022. Bred by Cavendish Bloodstock, the Graham Motion trainee was a...

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Kodiac's Atlantic Coast Edges Killavullan Thriller

Al Shira'aa Farms' homebred Atlantic Coast (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}--Liwa Palace {GB}, by Oasis Dream {GB}) backed up a debut win over seven furlongs at the Curragh in August with a third going one mile for last month's G2 Golden Fleece S. at Leopardstown and stepped forward to notch a personal best in Saturday's G3 Killavullan S. back at the Foxrock track. The 2-1 second choice was settled back in the field and raced several lengths off the pace in fifth through the early fractions. Inching closer once past halfway, he...

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Making Waves: Kodiac's Queen Reigns In September

In this series, the TDN takes a look at notable successes of European-based sires in North America. This week's column is highlighted by the victory of Queen Of The Mud during Belmont Park's card at Aqueduct this past weekend. Only Mud Larks Wanted Siena Farm, Michael Kisber, Peter Deutsch, and Stuart Grant's The Elkstone Group's Queen Of The Mud (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) won at the Belmont at the Big A meet on Thursday (video). Trained by Graham Motion, the daughter of Jawlaat (Ire) (Shamardal) was making her second start after...

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The Curragh: O'Brien Prepares Beresford Assault

It is the time of year when ideas begin to form about the following season's Classics and with Derbys in mind, Saturday's G2 Alan Smurfit Memorial Beresford S. at The Curragh offers food for thought. Aidan O'Brien's record in this mile staging post is plain remarkable, even by his standards, with a tally of 21 winners including St Nicholas Abbey (Ire), Saxon Warrior (Jpn), Japan (GB) and Luxembourg (Ire) and the fact that he has a trio engaged in the race he missed out in 12 months ago for the...

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Making Waves: A Masterful 56 For Dubawi

   In this series, the TDN takes a look at notable successes of European-based sires in North America. This week's column is highlighted by the victory of Master Of The Seas in the Ricoh Woodbine Mile at Woodbine on Saturday.   Dubawi Gelding Masters Woodbine Mile Foes The Classic-placed Master Of The Seas (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) won his first race at the Grade I level for breeder Godolphin and Charlie Appleby in the Ricoh Woodbine Mile on Saturday (video). Already a five-time group winner who was second in the 2021...

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Cheveley Park Next For Relief Rally

Relief Rally (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}), the winner of the G2 Lowther S., will take her chance in the G1 Cheveley Park S. at Newmarket on Oct. 30, Anthony Bromley, racing manager for owners Simon Munir and Isaac Souede, revealed on Wednesday. The four-for-five William Haggas-trained bay was also being considered for the G1 Prix de l'Abbaye in open company and versus elders the day after the Cheveley Park. Second in the G2 Queen Mary S. by only a nose at third asking in June, she triumphed in the Weatherbys Super...

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Kodiac's Relief Rally Pounces Late For Lowther Triumph

Simon Munir and Isaac Souede's G2 Queen Mary S. runner-up Relief Rally (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}--Kathoe {Ire}, by Fayruz {GB}) impressed when annexing Newbury's Weatherbys Super Sprint by daylight last month and pounced late to secure a fourth win in five starts, upped to six furlongs for the first time, in Thursday's G2 Sky Bet Lowther S. at York. The 2-1 favourite, who had earlier snagged early-season wins over five furlongs at Windsor and Salisbury, was sharply into stride and settled under cover behind the leaders in fifth after the initial...

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Magical Sunset Wins War Of Attrition In The Oak Tree

Amo Racing's Listed Radley S. victrix Magical Sunset (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}--Fikrah {GB}, by Medicean {GB}) had finished off the board in all five starts this term and emerged from the murk to secure a career best in an attritional renewal of Wednesday's G3 Whispering Angel Oak Tree S. at a bleak Goodwood. The 18-1 chance was settled off the tempo in 10th for most of this seven-furlong contest. Caught in traffic after fanning wide towards the stands' side rail with three furlongs remaining, she weaved a passage into fifth entering...

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