Raabihah Joins Shadwell Broodmare Band

Raabihah (Sea The Stars {Ire}), a group winner at three and four for trainer Jean-Claude Rouget in the Shadwell blue, is among the fillies to join the Shadwell broodmare band this year; the 5-year-old will be bred to Dubawi (Ire). The winner of three of her first four starts in 2020, including the G3 Prix de Psyche and the Listed Prix de la Seine, Raabihah was second to Tarnawa (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}) in the G1 Prix Vermeille before finishing fifth behind Sottsass (Fr) in the G1 Prix de l'Arc de...

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Mating Plans: Greg Saveall-Green

With the 2022 breeding season right around the corner, we will feature a series of breeders' mating plans over the coming weeks. British-based breeder Greg Saveall-Green shares with us the mating plans for his three-horse broodmare band, which he boards at Elusive Bloodstock's Hundred Acre Farm. CAPE LIBERTY (m, 7, Cape Cross {Ire}-Sharqawiyah {GB}, by Dubawi {Ire}) A winner for Simon Crisford and Sheikh Mohammed Obaid, Cape Liberty was purchased by Saveall-Green for 1,000gns at Tattersalls December in 2020 barren after being covered by Ribchester (GB). Cape Liberty, who is...

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Mohaather Anchors Shadwell Roster

Last year's G1 Sussex S. scorer Mohaather (GB) (Showcasing {GB}) will stand his second season at Shadwell's Nunnery Stud in 2022 for a fee of £15,000, down slightly from his opening price of £20,000. The highest-rated son of Showcasing, Mohaather covered 146 mares this year. Tom Pennington, nominations and marketing manager at Shadwell, said, "We've taken the decision to reduce Mohaather's fee for 2022 in recognition of the fact that there is a significant premium placed upon first-season sires in the commercial market, and that stallions entering their second year...

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Sussex Hero A New Recruit For Nunnery

The 2020 G1 Sussex S. was arguably one of the best races of last year's flat season and the victor, Mohaather (GB) (Showcasing {GB}), won it in such a fashion that he quickly become a talking horse for the year. Mohaather was one of a team of horses who helped his owner Sheikh Hamdan become champion owner in Britain for 2020 and he is now taking up stud duties at Shadwell's Nunnery Stud. TDN's Alayna Cullen caught up with Nominations and Marketing Manager Tom Pennington. AC: Tom, I think it's...

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Value Sires Part I: The Newcomers

The calendar has turned at last, with likely many more than usual looking for a fresh start in a new year. Even outside the midst of a global pandemic, the excitement of a new sire crop typically provides plenty of reason for excitement and optimism, despite the fact the very few of the 30-something young pretenders preparing to stand their first seasons in the UK, Ireland and France will truly 'make it.' But isn't that the point? Those made of thick enough stuff to be involved in the breeding and...

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From The Experts: Craig Bernick

On the back of the eagerly anticipated stallion fee announcements in Europe, we spoke with a number of leading industry figures about value. Today we hear from Craig Bernick of Glen Hill Farm. TDN: Who have you identified as a first-year stallion at an appealing opening fee? CB: Pinatubo (Ire) was a top-class 2-year-old and his introductory fee of £35,000 is probably very fair compared to where similar horses have started off over the years. Shamardal is the sire of Lope De Vega (Ire) and he comes from the female...

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Mohaather Retired From Racing

Mohaather (GB) (Showcasing {GB}-Roodeye {GB}, by Inchinor {GB}), a group winner at two, three and four who earned his first Group 1 victory last out in the Sussex S., has been retired to stud due to bone bruising in his near hind fetlock joint. "Towards the end of last week it was noticed that Mohaather was not moving as well as he had been immediately after the Sussex S.," said Angus Gold, racing manager to owner Sheikh Hamdan. "Precautionary x-rays were taken over the weekend which have revealed significant bone...

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Mohaather Targeting QEII

Last week's G1 Sussex S. winner Mohaather (GB) (Showcasing {GB}) is aiming for the G1 Queen Elizabeth II S. on Champions Day as his next big target, with trainer Marcus Tregoning as-yet undecided as to whether the 4-year-old will have another start prior. "His end-of-season target will be the QEII," said Tregoning. "Whether something slots in before that we're not sure yet, but Ascot is his main target. "We could have really done with the [G1 Prix Jacques le] Marois being a week later than it is. There isn't anything...

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Showcasing's Mohaather Impressive In the Summer Mile

For a long time denied a fair crack in the luck department, Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum's Mohaather (GB) (Showcasing {GB}) made up for much of the lost time when rewarding market confidence in style in Ascot's G2 Betfred Summer Mile on Saturday. Badly hampered and finishing full of running when seventh in the G1 Queen Anne S. on the straight track at the Royal meeting June 16, the 2-1 favourite was a touch free early for Dane O'Neill with his rider at pains to restrain his enthusiasm halfway down the...

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