Lord Glitters

Bahrain Turf Club Announce Prize-Money Increase

The Bahrain Turf Club has announced an increase in purse money to the tune of 20% for the 2022 Bahrain International Trophy and the Bahrain Turf Series. That means that the total prize fund for the G3 Bahrain International Trophy will rise to £600,000 for 2022. Along with that, the 10 Bahrain Turf Series races will be run for £60,000 apiece. First run in 2019 as a conditions race, the Bahrain International Trophy was upgraded to Group 3 status last year, with Lord Glitters (Fr) (Whipper) edging out Barney Roy...

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Hugely Popular Group 1 Winner Lord Glitters Retired

Lord Glitters (Fr) (Whipper--Lady Glitters {Fr}, by Homme de Loi {Ire}), one of the most popular horses in training, has bowed out from racing and been retired, according to his trainer David O'Meara. The Group 1-winning grey amassed £2.2 million in prize-money throughout a glittering career on the track. He won 11 of his 46 starts and netted connections another massive payday when bagging the G2 Singspiel S. at Meydan back in February. From the same family as French Group 3 winner Petit Chevalier (Fr) (High Chaparral {Ire}), Lord Glitters...

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Saturday's Previews: Super Saturday At Meydan

Glitters To Shine On Super Saturday Lord Glitters (Fr) (Whipper) may be a former G1 Queen Anne S. winner, but at age nine he has revamped himself as a Middle Eastern star, and he lines up as one of the highlight horses of Super Saturday in the G1 Jebel Hatta S. It has been almost three years since the grey visited a winner's enclosure in Europe, but in the meantime Lord Glitters has won four black-type races in the Gulf region, including last year's edition of this race, the G3...

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Glitters Shines Again In The Desert

Lord Glitters (Fr) (Whipper) may have technically had his finest hour three years ago when winning the G1 Queen Anne S. at Royal Ascot, but it is nonetheless very difficult to knock the form that the 9-year-old has been in as of late. Geoff and Sandra Turnbull's remarkably consistent grey turned back the clock when winning the G1 Jebel Hatta and G2 Singspiel S. at last year's carnival, and he proved in fine form still at Meydan on Friday when repeating in the latest edition of the Singspiel S. Lord...

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Lord Glitters Lunges Late For International Glory

By Emma Berry SAKHIR, Bahrain--He's been a star of Royal Ascot and a star of Meydan, and on Bahrain's biggest race day the charismatic Lord Glitters (Fr) (Whipper) triumphed once more, snatching the G3 Bahrain International Trophy from the Godolphin duo of Barney Roy (GB) (Excelebration {Ire}) and Magny Cours (Medaglia d'Oro) with a perfectly timed late run.  His trainer David O'Meara had warned earlier in the week that his 8-year-old stable star comes alive in the heat of the Middle East and under an excellent ground-saving ride from Jason...

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Arqana Releases October Yearling Sale Catalogue

Arqana has released a catalogue of 752 lots for its October Yearling Sale from Oct. 18 to 22 in Deauville. Among the highlights on paper are a Roaring Lion colt out of dual Classic and triple Group 1 winner Golden Lilac (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) (lot 10); a colt from the first crop of champion sprinter Harry Angel (Ire) who is a half-brother to two stakes winners, including this year's G3 Prix de Psyche victress Penja (Fr) (Camelot {GB}) (lot 30); a Galileo (Ire) colt out of a full-sister to Zoffany...

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Lord Glitters Shines In Jebel Hatta

The 2019 G1 Queen Anne S. winner Lord Glitters (Fr) (Whipper) continued his resurgence at Meydan on Saturday with a come-from-behind victory in the G1 Jebel Hatta.  Sitting near the rear of the pack and on the outside while Godolphin's highly regarded Al Suhail (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) was tucked in between horses, Lord Glitters began to wind up on the outside upon turning for home, but it appeared briefly as if Al Suhail had got first run. Godolphin's bay, however, drifted out and shortened stride at the same time as...

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International Cast For Qatar's Major Festival

Three European Group 1 winners feature among a cast of 75 international entries for Qatar's biggest racing fixture, the HH The Amir Sword Festival. Last week's G2 Singspiel S. winner Lord Glitters (Fr) (Whipper) has been entered for the $1 million HH The Amir Trophy, the Longines-sponsored feature race for Thoroughbreds on Feb. 20 at Al Rayyan Racecourse in Doha, along with Aspetar (Fr) (Al Kazeem {GB}), who is owned by Qatar's HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani, and 6-year-old Intellogent (Ire) (Intello {Ger}). The latter has raced in...

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Lord Glitters Back To Winning Ways At Meydan

It had been the better part of 19 months since Group 1 winner Lord Glitters (Fr) (Whipper) had visited a winner's enclosure, but the evergreen 8-year-old gelding turned back the years on Thursday with a three-length score in Meydan's G2 Singspiel S. Lining up off a fifth-place finish in the Bahrain International Trophy on Nov. 20, Lord Glitters raced with just one behind down the backstretch as Mythical Magic (Ire) (Iffraaj {GB}) set the tempo and the returning G3 Autumn S. winner and G1 2000 Guineas fourth Military March (GB)...

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Mill Reef Takes Centre Stage On Saturday

Newbury's G2 Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef S. has been won by the sprinting luminaries Harry Angel (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}) and Ribchester (Ire) (Iffraaj {GB}) in recent times and Saturday's renewal has some potential class acts lurking in the line-up for the six-furlong feature. Setting the standard is John Dance's Rhythm Master (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}) following his third placing in the G1 Prix Morny at Deauville on Aug. 23, but he has several unexposed rivals placing a target on him and will have to be every bit as...

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Over Too You

With Stradivarius (Ire) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) delivering for Frankie on Tuesday, the weight of expectation now rests on Too Darn Hot (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) to maintain the run in Wednesday's G1 Qatar Sussex S. at Goodwood. In many ways, the Lloyd-Webbers' 'TDN Rising Star' was the one who at the start of the season promised most to make this a memorable season for Dettori with his unbeaten streak culminating in juvenile champion status. That it has hardly gone to any kind of plan so far in 2019 is well-documented,...

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