Native Trail (GB)

Too Darn Hot Returns To Darley In Australia At Increased Fee Of A$110,000

Nine-time Group 1 winner Anamoe (Aus) leads the 18-strong Darley Australia roster at A$121,000 in 2024, the organisation announced on Tuesday. He is set to be joined in New South Wales by the shuttle Too Darn Hot (GB), who will command a fee of A$110,000, having produced the G1 Champagne S. winner Broadsiding (Aus) from his first Southern Hemisphere crop. New shuttle recruits Native Trail (GB) and Triple Time (Ire) will stand at fees of A$27,500 and A$22,000, respectively. Native Trail is in the midst of covering his first book...

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Trio of Darley Stallions Reported to Have First Mares in Foal

Darley newcomers Modern Games (Ire), Native Trail (GB) and Triple Time (Ire) have all had their first mares scanned in foal, the operation announced on Tuesday. Dalham Hall Stud resident Modern Games won five races at the top level for Charlie Appleby, notably winning at the Breeders' Cup in successive years when landing the Juvenile Turf in 2021 and Mile in 2022. Modern Games is reported to have four mares in foal, including George Strawbridge's G1 Prix Royal-Oak winner Montare (Ire) (Montjeu {GB}), already the dam of three talented performers...

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Arqana's August Yearling Sale Catalogue Online

The catalogue has been released for Arqana's August Yearling Sale with 314 yearlings set to sell during the three-day sale, scheduled for Aug. 18-20. Beginning the day after the first running of the Arqana Series and during Deauville's La Touques August race meet, the sale includes 18 siblings to Group 1 winner, including Pearls Galore (lot 11, by Kingman), Wooded (lot 214, by Dubawi) and Native Trail (lot 308, by Cracksman). The three sessions are scheduled to take place: Friday, Aug. 18 - 3pm - Lot 1 -134 Saturday, Aug....

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Heady Action Gets Underway at Newmarket

   Heading into a weekend when celebration is the keyword in Britain, Newmarket's three-day QIPCO Guineas Festival begins on Friday with some action designed to build the intensity towards the main events. Fittingly, the fixture's opener is the Listed Newmarket S., the race once used by the Derby-winning icons Shirley Heights (GB) and Slip Anchor (GB) and this year hosting one of The King and Queen Consort's outside squeaks at a blue riband runner in Circle Of Fire (GB) (Almanzor {Fr}). Just a Salisbury novice winner at present, the colt...

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Half To Native Trail Debuts At Wolves

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 Observations features a half-sister to Classic winner Native Trail (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}). 7.00 Wolverhampton, Mdn, £10,000, 3yo/up, f/m, 9f 104y (AWT) TRANQUIL ROSE (FR) (Kingman {GB}) makes her belated debut for Godolphin's all-conquering Charlie Appleby stable, having fetched €950,000 as the second-highest-priced filly at the 2021 Arqana...

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Appleby Outlines Targets For Stable Stars In The New Year

Charlie Appleby, fresh off two consecutive UK trainers' titles,  will have a host of stars to go to war with in 2023, among them Godolphin's undefeated G2 Gimcrack S. hero Noble Style (GB) (Kingman {GB}). The son of listed winner and Group 3-placed Eartha Kitt (GB) (Pivotal {GB}), named a 'TDN Rising Star' off his winning debut at Ascot in May, is earmarked for the G3 Greenham S. in April, before a possible bid for G1 2000 Guineas glory in May. He said, "Noble Style has not been seen since...

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Ebor Week Begins with Baaeed

Ten years on from that momentous day when Frankel (GB) moved a nation, York's Knavesmire has a scenario fit to mark the anniversary as Shadwell's Baaeed (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) goes onwards and upwards in the G1 Juddmonte International. Just as the great gift afforded to the late Sir Henry Cecil entered unknown territory traversing an additional two furlongs and 56 yards that afternoon, so too does the colt that has come to represent the bridge between the legacy of the departed Sheikh Hamdan and his daughter Sheikha Hissa....

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Seven Declared For York's Juddmonte International

Seven contenders will go forward for Wednesday's G1 Juddmonte International S. at York after final declarations were confirmed Monday morning. Shadwell's all-conquering Baaeed (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}), undefeated through nine starts to date, will seek to take his record to a perfect ten in the £1-million 10-furlong feature and will break from stall six. Guaranteed to start as the odds-on favourite for his first attempt at beyond the one-mile trip, his rivals are headed by Prince Faisal's globetrotting Mishriff (Ire) (Make Believe {GB}), who has not tasted success in...

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Native Trail 'Thriving' Ahead Of International At York

Classic winner Native Trail (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}) is "thriving" ahead of a start in Wednesday's G1 Juddmonte International S., according to trainer Charlie Appleby. The Godolphin-owned colt was most recently third in the G1 Coral-Eclipse at Sandown last month. "He's got the constitution of a rhinoceros--he just loves it," he told Sky Sports Racing. "He actually gets a bit depressed when he doesn't get on with his work, so for the last three weeks we've been winding him up and he's thriving on it. "As we all know he's...

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Soumillon's Eclipse Ban Reduced To Eight Days

Jockey Christophe Soumillon has had his twelve-day suspension for careless riding in the G1 Coral-Eclipse S. reduced to eight days following an appeal hearing on Thursday. On board Vadeni (Fr) (Churchill {Ire}), the pair cut across and impeded the third- and fourth-placed finishers William Buick on Native Trail (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}) for Charlie Appleby and James Doyle on Lord North (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) for John and Thady Gosden after the winning post, as Soumillon celebrated. The stewards reviewed the race and subsequently handed out their suspension. Soumillon, speaking via...

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Appleby To Divide And Conquer With His Star Sophomores, As Adayar Captures 'Old Spark'

Last year's G1 Cazoo Derby and G1 King George VI And Queen Elizabeth QIPCO S. hero Adayar (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) is slowly rounding back into form after a start in this year's King George was mooted earlier this week, according to trainer Charlie Appleby. The Classic winner ran fourth in the G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in October and dropped to fifth in his 3-year-old finale, the G1 QIPCO Champion S. in the middle of that month. He has not graced a racecourse since. Appleby said, "Adayar is cantering...

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Eclipse Glory For Churchill's Vadeni

Delivered by fate to coincide with the centennial year of The Aga Khan's Studs, the Jean-Claude Rouget-trained Vadeni (Fr) (Churchill {Ire}) descended on Sandown on Saturday to mark the occasion by providing his owner-breeder with a landmark first G1 Coral-Eclipse S. success. In the kind of tight finale that could comfortably have been predicted given the highly-competitive nature of this year's renewal, the Prix du Jockey Club hero held a fast-diminishing neck margin over the arguably unlucky Mishriff (Ire) (Make Believe {GB}), with the race's other 3-year-old Native Trail (GB)...

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