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First Mare Checked in Foal to Elite Power

Dual Champion Elite Power (Curlin--Broadway's Alibi, by Vindication), a new stallion of 2024, has had the first mare he covered checked in foal, according to an announcement from Juddmonte late Tuesday. The mare, Candy Strike (Candy Ride {Arg}), is a 4-year-old out of GSW & MGISP Scarlet Strike (Smart Strike), who is a half-sister to GISWs Tara's Tango (Unbridled Song) and Visionaire (Grand Slam). Elite Power, a two-time winner of the GI Breeders' Cup Sprint, is standing his first season at Juddmonte Farms near Lexington, where his 2024 fee is...

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Classic Winner Mo Donegal Celebrates A Colt As His First Foal

Spendthrift Farm's Mo Donegal, the classic-winning son of Uncle Mo, sired his first reported foal this week when a colt was born at WinStar Farm in Versailles, the stallion's farm said in a release Friday afternoon. Bred by Alfredo Gastaneta, the bay colt is out of the Declaration of War mare Andavete, a half-sister to 2020 GI Kentucky Derby third-place finisher Mr. Big News (Giant's Causeway) and hailing from the immediate family of champion sire Saint Ballado. "This is a good size colt with good bone and leg underneath him,"...

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South African Star Charles Dickens Retires To Drakenstein Stud

South African wunderkind Charles Dickens (SAf) (Trippi--Demanding Lady (SAf), by Dynasty {SAf}) has been retired to Drakenstein Stud in South Africa, according to published reports. Bred and raced by Drakenstein, the 4-year-old won 10 of his 13 starts and was placed in his other three for total earnings of R5,119,813 (£211,799/€247,085/$268,544). An undefeated stakes winner at two, the chestnut went six-for-eight at three with a score in the G1 Cape Guineas, followed by runner-up efforts in the G1 L'Ormarins King's Plate and G1 Cape Derby. Back in the winner's enclosure...

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Speak In Colours Retires To Haras Des Fontaines

Multiple group winner Speak In Colours (GB) (Excelebration {Ire}--Maglietta Fina {Ire}, by Verglas {Ire}) has been retired and will stand at Haras des Fontaines for €1,900 next year. The Jour de Galop reported the news on Saturday. Bred by Scuderia Archi Romani, the half-brother to G1 Nassau S. heroine Lady Bowthorpe (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) won a total of six stakes over a six-year career, and was also third in the 2019 G1 Prix de la Foret. He won the G3 Phoenix Sprint S. in 2018, the G3 Renaissance S. in...

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Group Winner Kenway To Stand At Coolagown Stud Next Year

Group 3 winner Kenway (Fr) (Galiway {GB}--Kendam {Fr}, by Kendargent {Fr}) will stand for €3,000 at Coolagown Stud in partnership with his owners, the Chehboub family, next year, Jour de Galop reported. Bred by Guy Pariente Holding, he was a €56,000 Arqana August buy for the Cheboubs' Haras de la Gousserie, who campaigned him across five seasons and 38 starts. Successful in the G3 Prix la Rochette and a trio of listed races, the 6-year-old was also group-placed another four times and has earned $338,774. "We are delighted with this...

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Marie's Diamond Retired To Diamond Stud Bellewstown

Marie's Diamond (Ire) (Footstepsinthesand {GB}--Sindiyma {Ire}, by Kalanisi {Ire}) has been retired and will stand at Diamond Stud Bellewstown in 2024. The G3 Angelsey S. victor will stand for €6,000. There are also limited breeding rights available. "I believe he is a very important stallion for the future of the Irish Thoroughbred, boasting an excellent 2-year-old record while showing great progression and soundness throughout a long and successful career," said Diamond Stud's Ciaran de Barra. "This horse had an incredible constitution, he is free from Danzig, Sadler's Wells, and Acclamation...

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Group 1 Sire Tasleet On The Move To India

Group 1 stallion Tasleet (GB) (Showcasing {GB}), who was placed in three top-level sprints, has been acquired by Dr. Anhad Sidhu's Star Born Stud and will stand in India in 2024. A fee for the bay will be announced at a later date. "Tasleet [is] getting ready to head to India," said New Approach Bloodstock's Ajay Anne on X, who assisted with the deal. "Congratulations to Star Born Stud on acquiring this smart stallion. Thank you Shadwell Stud and Hissa Hamdan. All the best to Anhad Sidhu." The 10-year-old son...

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Roster And Fees Released By Haras Du Hoguenet

A seven-strong 2024 roster at Haras du Hoguenet, led by new recruit and G1 Prix Cambaceres winner Jigme (Ire) (Motivator {GB}--Simawa {Ire}, by Anabaa), was announced on Tuesday. The news was reported in the Jour de Galop. A half-brother to dual group winner Sinawann (Ire) (Kingman {GB}) and stakes winner Silwana (Ire) (Peintre Celebre), he will command €8,000. His dam is a half-sister to the high-class Aga Khan runner Sinndar (Ire) (Grand Lodge). Standing alongside his son is 2005 G1 Derby hero Motivator at €5,000. Other stallions on the roster...

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Sandy Lane Winner El Caballo To Stand At Culworth Grounds

Group 2 winner El Caballo (GB) (Havana Gold {Ire}) will stand at Culworth Grounds Farm in 2024, the stud announced on Wednesday. The four-year-old will stand at £6,000 in his first season. This is a first stallion for Culworth Grounds, which is owned by Sophie Buckley, a familiar face on the sales circuit as a consignor and pinhooker. She said, "We are delighted to have secured El Caballo. He was a precocious, tough and consistent racehorse. Bred by Whitsbury Manor Stud he has an excellent pedigree and is rated only...

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Star Stayer Subjectivist To Stand At Alne Park Stud Next Year

Star stayer Subjectivist (GB) (Teofilo {Ire}--Reckoning {Ire}, by Danehill Dancer {Ire}) will stand at Alne Park Stud in 2024, the stud posted on X. The two-time Group 1 winner's fee will be £4,000. Alne Park Stud director Grace Skelton, wife of National Hunt trainer Dan Skelton, said, "The addition of Subjectivist to our stallion roster is a huge leap forward for Alne Park Stud. To stand a stallion of this calibre is an immense honour. "We firmly believe that keeping this exceptional stallion in the UK is a real boost...

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GISW And Classic-Placed Zandon Retired To Spendthrift Farm

Grade I winner Zandon (Upstart--Memories Prevail, by Creative Cause) has been retired and has arrived at Spendthrift Farm in Kentucky ahead of stallion duty in 2024, the farm announced. The dark bay will stand for $12,500 stands and nurses and will participate in Spendthrift's "Share the Upside" program on a limited basis for a fee of $15,000 for two years. "We are excited about Zandon and the ability to offer a Grade I winner with his physical through our Share The Upside program. He's what they should look like," said...

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Mostahdaf Bound For Beech House Stud In 2024 As Shadwell UK Roster Relocates

Shadwell homebred Mostahdaf (Ire) (Frankel {GB}--Handassa {GB}, by Dubawi {Ire}), a dual Group 1 winner, will stand at Beech House Stud next season after a final start in the GI Breeders' Cup Turf on Saturday, the operation announced on Thursday. He will join the Shadwell UK roster which is relocating permanently to Newmarket. Trained by John and Thady Gosden, the dark bay won five of his first six starts at three, including the G3 Darley S. At four, both the G3 Gordon Richards S. and G3 September S. went his...

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