New Approach (Ire)

Dark Angel's Top Ranked New Group 1 Winner Down Under

Yeomanstown Stud's Dark Angel sired a new top-level winner overnight, his 13th, when Top Ranked (Ire) (known as Top Rank in the Northern Hemisphere), proved inseparable with Ellsberg (Aus) (Spill The Beans {Aus}) at the finish of the A$1.5-million Epsom H. over heavy ground at Randwick on Saturday. It was a neck back to Hinged (Aus) (Worthy Cause {Aus}) in third in the 1600-metre feature. A winner of the G3 Superior Mile S. in England in 2020, the 6-year-old entire is out of the winning Countess Ferrama (GB) (Authorized {Ire}),...

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Daughter Of Dar Re Mi Leads Blueblood Blitz

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 a full-sister to Group 1 winner and young sire Too Darn Hot (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}). 16.10 Sandown, Nov, £11,000, 3yo, f, 9f 209yT Lord Lloyd Webber's untried DARMOISELLE (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) is a daughter of MG1SW distaffer Dar Re Mi (GB) (Singspiel {Ire}) and thus a...

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Dubawi Anchors Darley Europe Roster at £250,000

Dubawi (Ire) (Dubai Millennium {GB}) will stand for an unchanged fee of £250,000 at Dalham Hall Stud and anchors the 2022 roster for Darley Europe. His fee is the most expensive in Europe. He enjoyed a notable success at the two-day Breeders' Cup World Championships, with three winners in a single year, the first sire to reach that mark in the 37-year history of the Breeders' Cup. The GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf went to Modern Games (Ire), Saturday's GI Breeders' Cup Mile was won by new Kildangan Stud resident...

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Bolger One Two In The Irish 2000 As New Approach's Mac Swiney Prevails

Staged in dour conditions for late-May, Saturday's G1 Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas at The Curragh will shine like a beacon for Jim Bolger evermore as Mac Swiney (Ire) (New Approach {Ire}) edged out Poetic Flare (Ire) (Dawn Approach {Ire}) in a thriller to provide the Coolcullen master with a first renewal of the Classic. Sent straight to the front by Rory Cleary from his inside draw, last year's G1 Futurity Trophy winner Mac Swiney was there to be shot at throughout but it was only his G1 2000 Guineas-winning stablemate...

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Darley Announces 2021 European Roster

The Darley Europe roster, featuring new stallions Ghaiyyath (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}-Nightime {Ire}, by Galileo {Ire}), Pinatubo (Ire) (Shamardal-Lava Flow {Ire}, by Dalakhani {Ire}) and Earthlight (Ire) (Shamardal-Winters Moon {Ire}, by New Approach {Ire}), has been announced. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, most fees have been reduced, some by 25% or more. Leading the overall roster is veteran Dubawi (Ire) (Dubai Millennium {GB}), who will stand for £250,000 at Dalham Hall Stud. The sire of four Group 1 winners this year along, including the brilliant MG1SW Ghaiyyath, his progeny have...

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Hey Gaman to Haras du Taillis

Group 3 winner Hey Gaman (GB) (New Approach {Ire}-Arsaadi {Ire}, by Dubawi {Ire}) will stand at Haras du Taillis for €2,250, Jour de Galop reported on Monday. The deal was brokered by Richard Venn. The Rabbah Bloodstock homebred placed second in the G1 French 2000 Guineas for trainer James Tate and won the G3 Prix du Palais-Royal as a 4-year-old. The dark bay retires with a mark of 20-5-5-2 and $490,181 in earnings, having placed in an additional five group races. "He's a beautiful horse, 1.67m high," said Venn to...

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Slow Start to Tattersalls Autumn Horses-in-Training Sale

NEWMARKET, UK--A sale like this will always be rather a law unto itself. The quality on offer won't be as consistent, year to year, as a cross-section selected from each new crop for graded catalogues of younger stock. And the distribution of such quality as does appear, across a four-session auction, will be no less variable. So let's not leap to any premature conclusions about a steep decline in returns from the opening day of the Autumn Horses-in-Training at Tattersalls. The coveted Juddmonte draft, for one thing, has this time...

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New Approach's Mac Swiney Takes the Futurity Trophy

Saturday was unofficially Jim Bolger day, with his breeding operation excelling with two group 1 successes and a trio of pattern-race wins across three countries. Chief among them was Mac Swiney (Ire) (New Approach {Ire}), who sported the family silks as he carried off an attritional renewal of Doncaster's G1 Vertem Futurity Trophy. As the ground deteriorated on Town Moor, the race which has so often been a key pointer to the following season's Classics lost a vital player with Ballydoyle withdrawing the likely favourite Wembley (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}). What...

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Wertheimer Trio Dominate ParisLongchamp Opener

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. Thursday's Insights features three well-bred Wertheimer et Frere representatives. 1.10 ParisLongchamp, Debutantes, €22,000, 2yo, c/g, 9fT ZILEO (GB) (Galileo {Ire}) is one of three well-connected Wertheimer representatives in this contest and is the son of the multiple graded-stakes placed Lady Zuzu (Dynaformer) who cost the operation $2.35million at the...

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New Approach's Telecaster Dominates the Grand Prix de Deauville

Patience has long been a particular virtue of Hughie Morrison and Sunday's G2 Lucien Barriere Grand Prix de Deauville was testament to his ability to play the waiting game as Castle Down Racing's Telecaster (GB) (New Approach {Ire}) fully came of age. Sent straight to the front by Christophe Soumillon, the 13-10 favourite whose previous foray to France had resulted in a four-length success in ParisLongchamp's G3 La Coupe June 25 was always content untroubled at the head of affairs on this deep surface. Setting down for his plunge up...

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New Approach's New Treasure Takes the Round Tower

In the immediate aftermath of Friday's G3 Heider Family Stables Round Tower S. at The Curragh, there was almost an audible groan from those who failed to take note that Jim Bolger's representative New Treasure (Ire) (New Approach {Ire}) was allowed to start at 66-1 in a race that his dam had won on her debut in 2008. In the pattern races for juveniles that have taken place in Britain and Ireland since mid-June, there have been winners at 150-1, 66-1, 66-1, 33-1, 14-1 and 28-1 with the latter being...

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New Approach's Mac Swiney In Futurity Upset

It was about time for another Jim Bolger star to come forward and Saturday saw his outsider Mac Swiney (Ire) (New Approach {Ire}) duly prevail to put Coolcullen back in the headlines in The Curragh's G2 Galileo Irish EBF Futurity S. Hardly advertising his claims when ninth in Leopardstown's G3 Tyros S. over this seven-furlong trip Aug. 6, the 28-1 shot was the subject of a no-nonsense ride from Kevin Manning tracking Ballydoyle's pacemaker Ontario (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) throughout. With that 20-1 shot refusing to give up on the lead,...

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