Dubawi Legend “An Exciting Addition” To The Compas Stallion Roster

Micheál Orlandi has spoken of his excitement at being able to offer an accessible son of Dubawi (Ire) to breeders after announcing Dubawi Legend (Ire) will join the roster at Compas Stallions' Starfield Stud for the upcoming breeding season. A classy sprinter for Hugo Palmer, Dubawi Legend chased home Native Trail (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}) in the G1 Dewhurst S. at Newmarket before signing off on his juvenile campaign with a rating of 115. He achieved Group 3 success as a 3-year-old and put in another notable performance to finish...

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O'Callaghan Eyes Dubai Riches Before Moving To Purpose-Built Yard

Michael O'Callaghan is eyeing big-race riches in Dubai with half-brothers I Am Superman (Ire) (Footstepsinthesand {GB}) and Fastnet Crown (Ire) (Hallowed Crown {Aus}) before making the move to a new purpose-built yard near the Curragh ahead of the turf season proper.  However, the leading Irish trainer has said that he remains in the dark over his position with Amo Racing despite sending out Crypto Force (GB) (Time Test {GB}) to secure G2 Beresford S. glory for Kia Joorabchian's major ownership vehicle at the Curragh last season.  Crypto Force joined the...

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King Of Change Relocates To Starfield Stud

King Of Change (GB), the 2019 QEII winner and 2000 Guineas runner-up in that same campaign, has relocated to Micheál Orlandi's Starfield Stud after standing for two full seasons at Derrinstown Stud.  He will be the second son of Farhh (GB) to join the roster at Orlandi's up-and-coming Starfield Stud on the outskirts of Mullingar, County Westmeath, joining speedster Far Above (Ire), whose first foals will go under the hammer next month.  Orlandi revealed that he tried to strike a deal to stand King Of Change upon his retirement from...

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The Major Talking Points From The Premier Yearling Sale At Doncaster

The first major yearling sale of the autumn in Britain or Ireland, the Goffs UK Premier Yearling Sale provided entertainment from the beginning to the end, but most importantly, boasted impressive figures. Brian Sheerin was in attendance and discusses the major talking points from the sale. Figures on the up The team at Goffs UK could hardly have wished for a better start to the Premier Yearling Sale. The day one figures were off the charts. Of the 218 lots offered on Tuesday, 199 were sold, representing a clearance rate...

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McStay Strikes For £230k Night Of Thunder Colt At Doncaster

The opening day of the Goffs UK Premier Yearling Sale followed a familiar theme with Mark McStay, who was busy at the first European yearling Sale of the year at Arqana just over a week ago, once again opening his shoulders back to secure the top lot at Goffs UK-170, a colt by Night Of Thunder (Ire). The sire of last Friday's breathtakingly-good G1 Nunthorpe S. winner Highfield Princess (Fr), Night Of Thunder was labelled a rock solid stallion by McStay, who felt lot 170-for all that he looked like...

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20/20 Vision: Barry Lynch

In this TDN series we ask a group of experts for their predictions for the 2020 flat season in Europe. Today we have Barry Lynch in the irons. TDN: Who do you think will be the leading first-season sire this year? BL: There is a good selection of first-season sires with runners to choose from. I liked several. I thought Territories (Ire), in particular, had some nice stock at the sales. Mehmas (Ire) and Adaay (Ire) had sharp early types who look like they will get up and go. After...

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Stars Align For Stallion Master Orlandi

It is fair to say that Micheal Orlandi-at 32 years of age--is one of the youngest self-made stallion masters in the business. He could, perhaps, also lay claim to being one of the most enthusiastic people working in the bloodstock industry. Operating under the Compas Stallions banner, Orlandi has stood stallions at various farms, but from January 2020 they have a new home in Starfield Stud. Measuring 95 acres in total, the farm is a stone's throw from Orlandi's family home and a short walk from the banks of Lough...

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