Martyn Meade

Technician To Montaigu

Group 1-winning stayer Technician (Ire) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}-Arosa {Ire}, by Sadler's Wells) will enter stud in 2022 at Haras de Montaigu. He will be syndicated. Trained by Martyn Meade, Technician was purchased by Team Valor International after breaking his maiden by 3 1/4 lengths in April of his 3-year-old campaign in 2019. He finished second next out in the G3 Classic Trial before earning his first black-type score two starts later in the Listed Prix Ridgway over a mile and a quarter. Technician added the G3 Geoffrey Freer S. later that...

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Zechariah Targeting Classic Campaign

Last week's Haynes, Hanson and Clark Conditions S. winner Zechariah (Ire) (Nathaniel {Ire}) is likely to be put away for the winter with an eye towards starting in a Derby trial next spring, said trainer Martyn Meade. Campaigned by Aquis Farm and Manton Park, Zechariah broke his maiden at third asking at Sandown on July 22 before making fairly light work of Juddmonte's Westover (GB) (Frankel {GB}) and Godolphin's King Of Conquest (GB) (Lope De Vega {Ire}) at Newbury on Friday. "I was a little concerned about the ground, but...

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Classic-Placed Lone Eagle Out For Season With Injury

Ballylinch Stud and Aquis Farm's Lone Eagle (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), who placed second in the G1 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby, will miss the rest of the season after sustaining an injury in the July 24 G1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth S. according to trainer Martyn Meade. "I'm afraid he suffered an injury after his run in the King George," said trainer Martyn Meade. "It's an injury that will take careful management--he's certainly out for the rest of this season, and the rest of his career is under...

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Hurricane Lane Leads 18 St Leger Nominations

Classic winner Hurricane Lane (Ire) (Frankel {GB}), who won the G1 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby and G1 Grand Prix de Paris already this summer, will line up for Godolphin in the G1 Cazoo St Leger on Sept. 11, one of 18 colts and fillies left in the fall Classic. G1 Cazoo Derby hero Adayar (Ire) (Frankel {GB}), who also races for Godolphin, will not take part, and instead target the G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. Richard Hannon's Mojo Star (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}), one better than...

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King George Next For Lone Eagle

The July 24 G1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth S. will be the next race for G1 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby runner-up Lone Eagle (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), instead of the July 14 G1 Grand Prix de Paris. The Ballylinch Stud and Aquis Farm runner saluted in the G3 Zetland S. at Newmarket last October and ran fourth in the G3 Classic Trial at Sandown on Apr. 23. Back in the winner's circle after a four-length win in the Listed Cocked Hat S. on May 21, Lone Eagle made...

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Galileo's Lone Eagle Wins The Cocked Hat

Still entered in the June 5 G1 Epsom Derby, Ballylinch Stud and Aquis Farm's Lone Eagle (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) made every yard in Friday's Listed British Stallion Studs EBF Cocked Hat S. at a rain-hit Goodwood to stay in blue riband contention. Always happy on the front under Silvestre de Sousa, the 3-1 second favourite who took last year's G3 Zetland S. had Godolphin's Yibir (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) to deal with in the final two furlongs but pulled away to score by four lengths. Seemingly out of the Derby reckoning...

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Group Winner Lone Eagle Returns at Sandown

Group 3 winner Lone Eagle (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) will aim to enhance his G1 Cazoo Derby chances with a start in the G3 bet365 Classic Trial at Sandown Park on Apr. 23. Second at first asking at Sandown in August, he got off the mark later that month at Goodwood over a mile. He quickly added a Sept. 12 Doncaster handicap and the G3 Zetland S. over 10 furlongs at Newmarket in his juvenile swansong on Oct. 10. Trainer Martyn Meade said, "The plan is to go to Sandown on...

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Commonwealth Cup Target for Method

Manton Park Racing's Method (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}) is finished for the year and his long term goal is the G1 Commonwealth Cup S. at Royal Ascot next June. The chestnut won his debut at Doncaster this June and followed up with a listed score at Newbury on July 18. One of the leading fancies for the G1 Juddmonte Middle Park S. at Newmarket on Sept. 26, his saddle slipped and the Martyn Meade trainee could only manage eighth. He returned on Saturday with a good second in the G3 Cornwallis...

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Galileo's Lone Eagle Best In the Zetland

Stepping out of nursery company having won a competitive affair at Doncaster Sept. 12, Ballylinch Stud and Aquis Farm's Lone Eagle (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) made most of the running to land Saturday's 10-furlong G3 Godolphin Flying Start Zetland S. at Newmarket. Ridden from the break by Silvestre de Sousa to race on the front end, the 16-5 shot was joined by Fabilis (GB) (Frankel {GB}) and shared the lead with that rival throughout the early stages. Seeing him off before coping with Recovery Run (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) on the run...

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Mehmas Gets His First Black-Type Winner As Method Excites

Manton Park Racing's Method (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}) was one of the hot topics among the current crop of juveniles after his striking debut at Doncaster June 26, having beaten the subsequent G2 Duchess of Cambridge S. runner-up Fev Rover (Ire) (Gutaifan {Ire}) there by 4 1/4 lengths. Entering Saturday's six-furlong Listed bet365 Rose Bowl S. at Newbury as the deserved 5-6 favourite, the bay read the script perfectly to exit with reputation enhanced. Anchored behind the pace by Oisin Murphy early, he was delivered to cut down Mighty Gurkha (Ire)...

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Meade, Phoenix Part Ways

Phoenix Thoroughbreds and trainer Martyn Meade-who conditioned the owners' Advertise (GB) (Showcasing {GB}) to win three Group 1s-have reportedly parted ways. The story was first reported by Racing Post. Meade told that publication, "I no longer train for Phoenix." Meade's son-in-law Dermot Farrington also left his post as a bloodstock advisor to Phoenix in November after it came out that Phoenix was alleged to be wrapped up in a money laundering scandal. Phoenix Thoroughbreds owns an estimated 300 Thoroughbreds on five continents.

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Advertise Wins the Maurice de Gheest

Making it a dozen group 1 wins this summer, Frankie Dettori had Advertise (GB) (Showcasing {GB}) to aid his cause of streaking through the major European events in Deauville's G1 Larc Prix Maurice de Gheest on Sunday. Occupying 11-5 favouritism in this unique 6 1/2-furlong test, Phoenix Thoroughbred Limited's G1 Commonwealth Cup and G1 Phoenix S. hero and G1 July Cup runner-up travelled strongly behind compatriot Pretty Pollyanna (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}) who provided an ideal lead in the dominant group racing furthest from the rail. Taking over approaching the...

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