Middleham Park Racing

Freshman Sire City Light Off The Mark At Saint-Cloud

Haras d'Etreham resident City Light (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}) became Europe's latest first-crop sire to get off the mark when his Rod Millman-trained daughter Denruth Diamond (Fr) graduated over 6 1/2 furlongs in Wednesday's Prix de la Rablais at Saint-Cloud. 2nd-Saint-Cloud, €30,000, Mdn, 6-14, 2yo, f, 6 1/2fT, 1:24.44, sf. DENRUTH DIAMOND (FR) (f, 2, City Light {Fr}--Jeune Et Jolie {Ire}, by Verglas {Ire}), who claimed minor prizes in outings at Windsor in April and May, was well away from the outside stall to race in an early second and assumed...

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Got To Love A Grey Makes All In York's Marygate

Karl Burke notched an exacta in last term's Listed Clipper EBF Marygate Fillies' S. at York and repeated the dose when once-raced winner Got To Love A Grey (GB) (Dark Angel {Ire}--Regatta {Fr}, by Layman) outlasted stablemate Dorothy Lawrence (GB) (Soldier's Call) in this year's renewal of the straight five-furlong dash. Got To Love A Grey went postward as the 5-2 second choice,  coming back off a six-length tally at Nottingham last month, and broke sharply from the far-side stall to seize an immediate lead. Unflustered on the front end...

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Tally Ho's Inns Of Court Has His First Winner

On a day when first-season sires getting off the mark was a theme, Tally Ho Stud's Inns Of Court (Ire) (by Invincible Spirit {Ire}) was in on the act as his daughter Ziggy's Dream (Ire) scored on debut at Doncaster. Sent off the 9-4 favourite for the five-furlong Download The At The Races App EBF Maiden S. for unraced juveniles, Middleham Park Racing's half-sister to the listed-placed No More Regrets (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) quickly had the lead under Thore Hammer Hansen. Tackled by Sioux Warrior (Ire) (Sioux Nation) passing halfway,...

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One-Time KY Derby Hopeful Brave Emperor To Race In Germany Next

Brave Emperor (Ire) (Sioux Nation) will travel to Germany for the G3 Dr Busch Memorial at Krefeld on Apr. 28, according to Middleham Park Racing's Tom Palin. The listed winner, who was previously under consideration for the GI Kentucky Derby on May 6, ran second in the Woodford Reserve Cardinal Conditions S. when last seen on Apr. 1. "He is on his travels, he's going to go to Germany for a Group 3 on Apr. 28 [Krefeld, Dr Busch Memorial], that's where he'll run next," said Palin. "He's got no...

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Kentucky Derby Ruled Out for Brave Emperor 

Middleham Park Racing's Brave Emperor (Ire) (Sioux Nation), who has earned 32 qualifying points on the European Road to the Kentucky Derby, will not make the trip to Churchill Downs in May. Confirming the decision to swerve the expensive journey across the Atlantic, Tom Palin of Middleham Park Racing said, "We have weighed it up and the horse's owners discussed the options. He has earned £108,000 but the costs of getting him to America would wipe out all of his earnings, so the decision has been made not to go,...

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Bold Act Stays Home but Kentucky Derby Possible for Brave Emperor 

Bold Act (Ire) (New Approach {Ire}) extended his winning streak to four to land Chelmsford City's Woodford Reserve Cardinal Conditions S. under talented young apprentice Harry Davies. While the Godolphin colt earned 30 points in this final leg of the European Road to the Kentucky Derby, his trainer Charlie Appleby confirmed to TDN that Bold Act will not be aimed at the American Classic on May 6, heading instead towards a Derby trial at home. "We're delighted he's won but in all honesty he's not a horse we've had on...

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Brave Chelmsford Bid Could Lead to Kentucky Derby

Amid much ado about the start of the turf season in Britain on Saturday, it is important not to overlook the day's second-most valuable race after the Lincoln. Chelmsford City's Woodford Reserve Cardinal Conditions S., worth a decent £100,000, is the last of seven races in the European Road to the Kentucky Derby.  Launched in 2019 by the enterprising team at the Essex track, which continues to punch well about its weight on the prize-money front, the Cardinal's three winners to date (there was no race in 2020 during the pandemic)...

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Juvenile Group 1 Heroine The Platinum Queen Added To Tattersalls December

Group 1 winner The Platinum Queen (Ire) (Cotai Glory {GB}) (lot1924B) will be offered as a wildcard entry during the Tattersalls December Mares Sale. Successful in the G1 Prix de l'Abbaye, the bay will be sent through the ring during the second Sceptre Session on Nov. 29. The first Group 1-winning juvenile filly to be offered during the Tattersalls December Mares Sale this century, she was also the first of her age and sex to take the l'Abbaye since Sigy (Fr) (Habitat) in 1978. The Middleham Park Racing runner was...

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Cotai Glory's The Platinum Queen Wins The Abbaye

There had been no 5-year-old mare to win the Arc until just after 4 o'clock on Sunday and no juvenile to prevail in the G1 Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp Longines since 1978, but both droughts are now officially at an end after Middleham Park Racing's The Platinum Queen (Ire) (Cotai Glory {GB}) made it happen in the ParisLongchamp sprint. Atoning for a heartbreaking defeat on her beloved Nashwa (GB) (Frankel {GB}) in the preceding G1 Prix de l'Opera Longines, Hollie Doyle made full use of Richard Fahey's dynamo's relentless...

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Abbaye Date For The Platinum Queen

Group 1-placed filly The Platinum Queen (Ire) (Cotai Glory {GB}) will start next in the G1 Prix de l'Abbaye on Oct. 2, according to Middleham Park Racing's Tom Palin. The five-furlong specialist was not entered in the six-furlong Sept. 24 G1 Cheveley Park S. at Newmarket on Tuesday morning. "The Platinum Queen is a very useful filly," said Palin. "We didn't confirm her for the Cheveley Park this morning [Tuesday], we want to keep her to five furlongs so she will head straight to the Abbaye now--all being well." A...

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Speedy Filly The Platinum Queen Supplemented To The Nunthorpe

The three-for-four juvenile filly, The Platinum Queen (Ire) (Cotai Glory {GB}) has been supplemented at a cost of €40,000 to the Aug. 19 G1 Coolmore Wootton Bassett Nunthorpe S. at York, owner Middleham Park Racing XV announced on Saturday morning. Successful at Ripon when unveiled in June, she was unplaced in the G2 Queen Mary S. at Royal Ascot, but regained the winning thread with a 3 3/4-length score in a York novice race in July. She then ran out a four-length winner transferred to Goodwood in a conditions race...

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Goodwood Winner The Platinum Queen Possible for the Nunthorpe

The Platinum Queen (Ire) (Cotai Glory {GB}), impressive winner of Goodwood's Alice Keppel Fillies' Conditions S. July 27, is being considered for the Coolmore G1 Nunthorpe S. at York Aug. 19. Campaigned by Middleham Park Racing, the juvenile would have to be supplemented to the five-furlong test. Sent off the 5-6 favorite in her latest start, the Richard Fahey-trained filly came home a four-length winner over nine rivals, setting a new track record for 2-year-olds while recording a faster time than the winner of the G3 Molecomb S. on the...

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