Nathaniel (Ire)

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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Nathaniel Anchors 2023 Newsells Park Stud Roster

Nathaniel (Ire), who sired this year's G1 Cazoo Derby winner in Desert Crown (GB), will stand for an unchanged fee of £15,000 at Newsells Park Stud in 2023. The 14-year-old's Quickthorn (GB) captured the G2 Lonsdale Cup, G2 Prix Maurice de Nieuil and G2 Henry II S. this term, alongside Group 3 winners Poptronic (GB) and Zechariah (Ire). Without Parole (GB), a winner of the G1 St James's Palace S. whose first foals were born this year, will stand for £7,000 (£8,000 in 2022). Completing the roster is multiple group...

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Brother Of Mutakayyef On Deck For Nottingham Bow

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. Wednesday's Observations features a full-brother to Mutakayyef (GB).   13.16 Nottingham, Mdn, £8,000, 2yo, 8f 75y (AWT) Cheveley Park Stud's STAR AHOY (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) is a William Haggas-trained son of G1 Coronation S. and G1 Falmouth S. second Infallible (GB) (Pivotal {GB}). He is thus a...

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Group 2 Winner Quickthorn Ready For Cadran Challenge

Group winner Quickthorn (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) will start next in the G1 Prix du Cadran at ParisLongchamp on Oct. 1, trainer Hughie Morrison confirmed on Saturday. Since beginning his 2022 campaign in April, Lady Blyth's 5-year-old gelding was second in the Listed Further Flight S. at Nottingham and filled that position again in the G3 Sagaro S. behind Princess Zoe (Ger) (Jukebox Jury {Ire}) at Ascot at the end of April. The G3 Henry II S. went his way at Sandown one month later and he triumphed in the G2...

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Nathaniel's Quickthorn Makes All In York's Lonsdale

Shorn of its main protagonists Stradivarius (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) and Trueshan (Fr) (Planteur {Ire}) in the build-up, the complexion of Friday's G2 Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup may have changed since declaration time, but nonetheless played host to a performance of note as Lady Blyth's 5-year-old gelding Quickthorn (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}--Daffydowndilly {GB}, by Oasis Dream {GB}) stepped into the void, leading his rivals a merry dance throughout, and registered a pillar-to-post victory in the Knavesmire's extended two-mile test. The March-foaled bay, who lined up off victories in the G3...

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Miss Heritage On Top Of Goffs UK August Sale

Miss Heritage (Ire) (Pour Moi {Ire}) (lot 166), a Grade 2 winner over jumps, brought a sale-topping £78,000 on the bid of Richard Venn Bloodstock and Simon Davies's DahlBury at the Goffs UK August Sale on Wednesday. Consigned by WH Bloodstock, the bay landed the G2 Yorkshire Rose Mares' Hurdle at Doncaster in January and is in foal to Newsells Park Stud's Nathaniel (Ire), the sire of this year's G1 Cazoo Derby hero Desert Crown (GB). The debut winning pointer Townhill (Ire) (Presenting {GB}) (lot 101) was knocked down to...

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Derby Hero Desert Crown's King George Bid Up In The Air After Setback

Impressive G1 Cazoo Derby hero Desert Crown (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) has suffered a "little niggle" according to trainer Sir Michael Stoute and could miss an intended start in the G1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth S. on July 23. The Saeed Suhail-owned colt was due to work on Thursday morning, but that plan has been suspended. "He won't be working tomorrow morning," said Stoute. "We just have a little niggle that we are checking out on his foot. "So, we will have more news on Friday or Saturday. It...

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Nathaniel Filly Yorkshire Oaks Bound After Hoppings Win

Friday's G3 Jenningsbet Hoppings Fillies S. at Newcastle represented one of the early skirmishes between the Classic generation and the older fillies and mares and it boiled down to a battle between two members of the former category with Poptronic (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) emerging on top of Rogue Millennium (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}). Pitched into this by Karl Burke on the back of a five-length novice success over nearly 11 furlongs at Ripon at the start of the month, David and Yvonne Blunt's homebred looked to be doing too much early...

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