Moyglare Stud

Pat Smullen: Class Matched Only By Courage

At a time when the planet seems more divided than ever, there came a moment on Tuesday night within the notoriously conflicted world of horseracing that gave us all pause for thought. Thought and utter sadness. The news of the death of Pat Smullen at the age of just 43 was followed by a flood of heartfelt tributes. They came both from within the racing world, united for once in sentiment, and from those outside its sphere, including the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins. As befits a man of...

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Back-To-Back Irish Legers For Galileo’s Search For A Song

Dermot Weld's esteemed career has been characterised by several landmark moments and there was another at The Curragh on Sunday as the master of Rosewell House delivered the high maintenance Search For a Song (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) in perfect order to record back-to-back wins in the G1 Comer Group International Irish St Leger. In receipt of all the allowances when taking the race by the scruff of the neck in dynamic fashion 12 months ago, the Moyglare Stud homebred was content to creep into contention from rear this time as...

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Son Of Discreet Marq Debuts For Ballydoyle

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 newcomer for the Coolmore/Moyglare Stud partnership. 2.00 Curragh, Mdn, €16,500, 2yo, 7fT TIGNANELLO (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}) represents a partnership between his breeder Moyglare Stud Farm--whose silks he sports--and Susan Magnier and Michael Tabor and debuts for the Ballydoyle stable. Out of the 2013 GI Del...

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Pinatubo: It’s A Yes From Smullen

Ahead of the return of racing in Britain and Ireland, former Irish champion jockey and TDN columnist Pat Smullen has shared his thoughts with us on an action-packed June and beyond, which you can read here or listen to via the audio link in this story. One of the most anticipated returns to the racecourse in Europe this season will be that of Pinatubo (Ire) (Shamardal), whose unbeaten campaign in 2019 saw him crowned European champion 2-year-old with a rating of 128, the highest awarded to a juvenile in 25...

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