Nathaniel (Ire)

Desert Crown's “Career in Balance” After Pulling Up Lame, Will Not Run In The Juddmonte International

Derby hero Desert Crown (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) has been withdrawn from Wednesday's G1 Juddmonte International after injuring himself during a workout on Sunday morning, according to owner Saeed Suhail's racing manager Bruce Raymond. "[He] pulled up lame after breezing this morning; [he's] being assessed at [the] equine hospital, [his] career [is] in balance," Raymond told racing broadcaster Nick Luck on Sunday. A winner at first asking at two, the Sir Michael Stoute trainee swept the G2 Dante S. over the Knavesmire last May and won the Derby by 2 1/2...

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Derby Winner Desert Crown On Course For Juddmonte International

Dual Group 1 winner Desert Crown (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}), who won the Derby and King George in 2022, emerged from his Wednesday gallop in good order and is on target for the G1 Juddmonte International on Aug. 2. "Desert Crown worked this morning, he worked nicely and everybody was happy with him," said Bruce Raymond, racing manager to owner Saeed Suhail. "He's not a great worker, as has been stated before, but everyone was very happy with him this morning and everything went as well as expected." The Sir Michael...

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Marquand Stars Again On Nathaniel's Sumo Sam In The Lillie Langtry

Saturday was all about "Mr Goodwood" as Tom Marquand again led his weighing room comrades a merry dance on the G2 Qatar Lillie Langtry S. shock winner Sumo Sam (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}). As he had on Tuesday's brilliant G1 Goodwood Cup hero Quickthorn (GB) by the same sire, the meeting's leading rider made all on Ben and Sir Martyn Arbib's homebred 3-year-old on ground turned heavy by ever-worsening conditions. Far from caving in with two furlongs remaining, the Paul and Oliver Cole-trained 25-1 shot whose previous best was a third...

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Nathaniel's Quickthorn In Brilliant Goodwood Cup Solo

Maybe the fact that it is so demanding means that it can only be a once-a-year thing, but Lady Blyth's Quickthorn (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}--Daffydowndilly {GB}, by Oasis Dream {GB}) is a joy to behold when he delivers his runaway train impression and Goodwood's gathering had a full two miles to appreciate it again on Tuesday as he turned the G1 Al Shaqab Goodwood Cup into a one-horse show. As he had last August when issuing a 14-length beating to Coltrane (Ire) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}) in York's G2 Lonsdale Cup over this...

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Emily Upjohn Exits Eclipse Well, King George Still The Aim

Emily Upjohn (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}), who ran a strong second to Paddington (GB) (Siyouni {Fr}) in the G1 Eclipse S. earlier this month, has emerged from the race in good order and will continue preparing for the G1 King George VI And Queen Elizabeth S. on July 29, co-trainer John Gosden confirmed on Thursday. The G1 British Champions Fillies And Mares S. winner, who won the G1 Coronation Cup at Epsom on her seasonal bow, was giving her rival seven pounds on the day. Gosden, who trains with...

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Diane Warm-Up For TDN Rising Star Elzora

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. Friday's Observations features an Almanzor (Fr) 'TDN Rising Star'. 15.25 Chantilly, Cond, €28,000, 3yo, f, 10fT ELZORA (FR) (Almanzor {Fr}) earned TDN Rising Star status for Riviera Equine and Eric de Chambure and the Jean-Claude Rouget stable with a stirring display at ParisLongchamp last month and preps for a...

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Derby Winner Desert Crown To Resume In Brigadier Gerard

Last year's G1 Derby winner Desert Crown (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) will make his first start since winning the Blue Riband in Sandown's G3 Brigadier Gerard S. in late May, according to Saeed Suhail's racing manager Bruce Raymond. Successful in a Nottingham maiden at two, the 4-year-old won the G2 Dante S. at York in his first outing at three before rolling to a 2 1/2-length victory at Epsom. An ankle injury derailed any more starts in 2022, and the Brigadier Gerard will be his first start back. Trainer Sir Michael...

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Baaeed's Half-Brother Starts At Leicester

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. Saturday's insights feature a half-brother to Group 1 winners by Sea The Stars (Ire) in Baaeed (GB) and Hukum (Ire). 14.30 Leicester, Mdn, £7,000, 3yo/up, 10fT NAQEEB (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) is a half-brother to none other than Baaeed (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}), who also began his career at...

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Doncaster Spring Store Sale Catalogue Now Online

A total of 285 stores have been catalogued for the two-day 2023 Goffs UK Spring Store Sale, the first of the Doncaster Spring Sales. The sale has been set for May 22 and 23. Leading sires represented include Blue Bresil (Fr), Walk In The Park (Ire), Buck's Boum (Fr), Doctor Dino (Fr), Kapgarde (Fr), Kayf Tara (GB), Nathaniel (Ire), No Risk At All (Fr), and Sholokhov (Ire). All horses will be eligible for the £100,000 Spring Sale Bumper, the richest bumper in the world, set to be held at Newbury...

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78 Stallion Nominations Catalogued For Tattersalls Charity Auction

A total of 78 stallions will have their nominations go under the hammer in the Tattersalls Online Charity Auction of Stallion Nominations which begins at noon on Monday, Feb. 20 and ends 24 hours later on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Organised by Oliver St. Lawrence, the charity auction benefits Giving to Ukraine and the Disasters Emergency Committee's Turkey-Syria Earthquake Appeal charities. There are nominations to the likes of Kodiac (GB), Nathaniel (Ire), Sea The Moon (Ger), Showcasing (GB), Sottsass (Fr), Territories (Ire), Time Test (GB), and The Grey Gatsby (Ire) among...

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Derby Hero Desert Crown Returns To Cantering

Saeed Suhail's G1 Derby victor Desert Crown (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}), missing since a minor ankle injury derailed his season after Epsom, is pleasing connections after being returned to light training a few days ago. "Desert Crown is in good shape," said owner Saeeed Suhail's racing manager Bruce Raymond. "He was turned out for a bit at Darley. He was there for about eight weeks and it did him really good. "He came back in around mid-November and I saw him last week. He looks a million dollars--you'd think it was...

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Dubawi's Double Success in the TBA Flat Stallion Awards

Dubawi (Ire) (Dubai Millennium {GB}) led all sires in the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association's (TBA) annual Flat statistical based awards. The awards, calculated from racecourse results throughout the calendar year, include both British and Irish statistics for British-based stallions and breeders. All five awards will be presented at the annual TBA Flat Breeders' Awards Evening which will take place at Chippenham Park on Wednesday, 12 July. The BBA Silver Cigar Box, which is awarded to Britain's leading sire by earnings over the calendar year, was reclaimed from Frankel (GB). The 21-year-old...

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