Lady Bamford

Group 1 Producer Stage Presence Dies at 23

Group 1 producer Stage Presence (Ire) (Selkirk-Park Charger {GB}, by Tirol {Ire}) has passed away at 23, the Racing Post reported on Monday. Bred by Lodge Park Stud in Ireland, the eventual dual winner first sold for €40,000 at the 1999 Goffs Orby Yearling Sale, and she raced in the colors of Robert Sangster for trainer Barry Hills. Sold again for 49,000gns during the Tattersalls December Mares Sale in 2004, she went to Horse France. In foal to Danehill Dancer (Ire), the half-sister to Group 3 winner Rum Charger (Ire)...

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Kingman's TDN Rising Star Guru Returns

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 Observations feature the return of a 'TDN Rising Star' by Kingman (GB).  4.25 Kempton, Nov, £6,400, 2yo, 7f (AWT) Lady Bamford's homebred GURU (GB) (Kingman {GB}) earned 'TDN Rising Star' status when gaining a narrow verdict over this distance on the Newbury turf last month and is burdened...

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Freshman Sire Shalaa Off the Mark at Clairefontaine

Cherie Amour (Fr) (Shalaa {Ire}) makes all at Clairefontaine to become the first winner for her Haras de Bouquetot-based freshman sire (by Invincible Spirit {Ire}). 3rd-Clairefontaine, €22,000, Mdn, 6-4, 2yo, f, 7fT, 1:26.80, sf. CHERIE AMOUR (FR) (f, 2, Shalaa {Ire}--Angel Falls {GB}, by Kingmambo), a May 21 third-of-four contesting a five-furlong newcomers' test at Deauville last time, was sharpest from the gates and seized immediate control of this return. In command throughout, the 13-10 pick was bustled along when tackled by Chiri Tsubaki (Ire) (Siyouni {Fr}) passing the quarter-mile...

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Exciting Kingman Duo Unveiled At Deauville

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. Today's Observations features a pair of 3-year-olds by standout young sire Kingman. 1.25 Deauville, Debutantes, €20,000, 3yo, c/g, 8fT EDGE OF VICTORY (IRE) (Kingman {GB}) is a son of the G1 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches heroine Beauty Parlour (GB) (Deep Impact {Jpn}), who was bought by White Birch Farm...

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Showcasing's Tropbeau on Top in the Grotte

   Where the preceding G3 Prix de Fontainebleau was a steadily-run affair, the G3 Prix de la Grotte proved a true test and it was Lady Bamford's classy and dependable Tropbeau (GB) (Showcasing {GB}) who came out comfortably on top in the trial for the upcoming G1 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches. Last seen finishing third when encountering significant late trouble in running in the six-furlong G1 Cheveley Park S. at Newmarket in September, the G3 Prix Six Perfections and G2 Prix du Calvados winner waited in third early with a suitable...

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