Nando Parrado (GB)

First Mares In Foal to Lucky Vega and Nando Parrado

New recruits Lucky Vega (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}) and Nando Parrado (GB) (Kodiac {GB}) have had their first mares scanned in foal, the Irish National Stud announced on Wednesday. In foal to G1 Keeneland Phoenix S. hero Lucky Vega is Solar Event (GB) (Galileo {Ire}), a daughter of Group 3 winner Time Away (Ire) (Darshaan {GB}) from the families of Group 1 winners Digital Age (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) and Cursory Glance (Distorted Humor). The Iffraaj (GB) mare Cafetiere (GB), already the dam of G2 Norfolk S. third Imperial...

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The Heirs of Kodiac

Kodiac (GB) (Danehill) has long been a sought-after source of precocity, and as he has risen toward the upper echelon of proven stallions, the hunt is now on for his heir. Or heirs, as the case may be, because just as Kodiac's winners are legion, his sons' foals are starting to display that same vaunted quick-maturing zest for racing: a quartet of group-winning sons of Kodiac retired to stud in 2017-Kodi Bear (Ire), Adaay (Ire), Coulsty (Ire) and Prince of Lir (Ire)--and all have sired group winners with only two...

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Nando Parrado to Stand at Irish National Stud in 2022

Group winner Nando Parrado (GB) (Kodiac {GB}--Chibola {Arg}, by Roy), who placed twice at Group 1 level, will retire to the Irish National Stud in 2022. A fee for the G2 Coventry S. hero will be announced later. There will also be a limited number of shares available. Irish National Stud CEO, Cathal Beale said, "We are thrilled to be standing Nando Parrado, new for 2022. He was a precocious, high-class 2-year-old, by a sire of sires, from a great family and he is an exceptional physical. We are really...

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Group 1 Winner Starman One of 14 in Sprint Cup

Haydock hosts the G1 Betfair Sprint Cup S. on Sept. 4, and Group 1 winner Starman (GB) (Dutch Art {GB}) is one of 14 signed on in the six-furlong affair. A winner of the G1 Darley July Cup S. ahead of Dragon Symbol (GB) (Cable Bay {Ire}) on July 10, the David Ward colourbearer ran third, one better than Brando (GB) (Pivotal {GB}) in the G1 LARC Prix Maurice de Gheest to Marianafoot (Fr) (Footstepsinthesand {GB}) at Deauville on Aug. 8 for trainer Ed Walker. Fellow Group 1 winner Glen...

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Enable Faces History; O'Brien Arc Runners Scratched

She is here. She made it. Relax, breathe easier. All the personnel linked by her journey from Juddmonte foal to Clarehaven thoroughbred icon have their work complete. There is only Frankie now in the human chain that connects to the wondermare whose very name evokes positivity and entitlement. At 4:05pm Parisian time, Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) brings closure to her epic odyssey against a suitably dramatic climatic backdrop. As if she has summoned the trinity of gods of the wind, the rain and the clouds to frame her historic bid...

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Nando Parrado Camp Opts for Lagerdere

Marie McCartan's Group 2 winner Nando Parrado (GB) (Kodiac {GB}), runner-up in the G1 Darley Prix Morny at Deauville on Aug. 23, will step forward in the G1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere at ParisLongchamp on Sunday. The G1 Dewhurst S. had been the plan, but the Paris region has more rain in the forecast, and the course is already rated soft. The Clive Cox trainee won the G2 Coventry S. at Royal Ascot. "With the [wet] forecast, he's actually going to travel to France on Sunday for the Lagardere," Cox told...

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Supremacy Sets Sights on Gimcrack, Morny Off the Table

Group 2 winner Supremacy (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}) is now likely for the G2 Gimcrack S. at York on Friday, after wet weather has taken the G1 Prix Morny off his dance card, Racing Post reported on Tuesday. The G2 Richmond S. winner was one of two in the race for trainer Clive Cox. "We were looking towards the Morny, but that's not on the agenda any more with the really heavy ground in Deauville," said Cox to Racing Post. "We're monitoring the weather in York and obviously he'd have a...

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Cox Pair Bound for Morny

GSWs Supremacy (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}) and Nando Parrado (GB) (Kodiac {GB}), both trained by Clive Cox, will clash in the G1 Prix Morny at Deauville on Aug. 23, all being well. The former won the G2 Richmond S. at the Qatar Goodwood Festival on July 30 and claims two wins from three starts, while the latter broke his maiden at second asking in the G2 Coventry S. at Royal Ascot back in June. Cox is relishing the match up between two group-class colts. "We're very pleased with the way he's...

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Prix Maurice de Gheest Target for Golden Horde

Golden Horde (Ire) (Lethal Force {Ire}), a winner of the G1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot in June, will next take part in the G1 Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville on Aug. 9. Clive Cox has earmarked that French feature for his charge, who most recently ran third in the G1 July Cup on July 11. As a juvenile, the Al Mohamediya Racing colourbearer scooped the G2 Richmond S. and was third and second, respectively, in the G1 Prix Morny and G1 Middle Park S. "It's day-by-day with these...

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