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Irish Derby Hero Sovereign to Stand in Argentina

Classic winner Sovereign (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}-Devoted To You {Ire}, by Danehill Dancer {Ire}) will stand in Argentina at El Mallin Stud Farm in Capitan Sarmiento, Buenos Aires, in partnership with La Leyenda Stud Farm. A fee will be announced later. "I have been looking for a Galileo descendant for years, but not just any horse; I wanted a good one," said auctioneer and breeder Antonio Bullrich. Group-placed as a juvenile, the former Aidan O'Brien trainee ran second in the G3 Ballysax S. and third in the G3 Derrinstown Stud Derby...

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First Mares Scanned In Foal By Fifty Stars

Group 1 winner Fifty Stars (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Aus}), who stands at Sunnyhill Stud in Ireland, has had his first mares scanned in foal. Some mares in foal to the half-brother to Leopardstown Grade 1 winner Whiskey Sour (Ire) (Jeremy) include Grade 2 Fairyhouse Festival winner Lady Breffni (Ire) (Yeats {Ire}), herself a half-sister to the dam of dual G3 Grand National winner Tiger Roll (Ire) (Authorized {Ire}); Moraine (GB) (Rainbow Quest), the dam of Wicklow Brave (GB) (Beat Hollow {GB}); Kerry and Munster National-winning Cabaret Queen (GB) (King's...

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Technician Has His First Mare In Foal

Haras de Montaigu's new stallion, the Group 1 winner Technician (Ire) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}), had his first mare scanned in foal on Monday. Sans Regret (Fr) (Manduro {Ger}) was pronounced in foal to the G1 Prix Royal-Oak victor at Haras de Cisai. The winner is owned by D&C Bloodstock, LLP. Technician stands for €3,000 at Haras de Montaigu.

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First Four Mares In Foal To Lope Y Fernandez

Group winner Lope Y Fernandez (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}) has had his first quartet of mares pronounced in foal, The National Stud announced on Monday. Happy Holly (Ire) (Holy Roman Emperor {Ire}), a half-sister to Group 1 winners Lily Of The Valley (Fr) (Galileo {Ire}) and Mubtaahij (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) is one of the foursome. Other mares in foal to the G3 Round Tower S. hero are Seven Empires (Ire) (Holy Roman Emperor {Ire}), herself a half-sister to four black-type winners; and Spain Blues (Fr) (Anabaa Blue {GB}), the...

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First Mare In Foal To A'Ali

Newsells Park Stud's new recruit A'Ali (Ire) (Society Rock {Ire}) has his first mare scanned in foal, the stud announced on Monday. A dual listed winner and runner-up in the G3 Prix de Malleret, Terre Du Vent (Fr) (Kutub {Ire}) is carrying to the five-time group winner. She is the dam of three winners from four to race and hails from the extended family of Group 1-winning juvenile Elm Park (GB) (Phoenix Reach {Ire}). The G2 Norfolk S. hero is standing his first season for £7,500 at Newsells Park Stud....

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Alkumait Part of a New Sponsorship Agreement With The Curragh

New Castlefield Stud stallion Alkumait (GB) (Showcasing {GB}) is part of a new sponsorship agreement with The Curragh. The two-race package includes the first 2-year-old race of the new Flat Racing season on Mar. 26 and a 10-furlong maiden for 3-year-olds and up on Apr. 10. Both races will be an important part of launching and marketing the stallion's career. The G2 Mill Reef S. winner was purchased by Capital Bloodstock to stand at Castlefield Stud in County Kilkenny after his Mill Reef win. In addition, the breeder of the...

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Tacitus Extends Family Dynasty at Taylor Made

Beginning his stud career at Taylor Made Stallions with a $10,000 initial fee, Tacitus (Tapit -Close Hatches, by First Defence) earned medalist status on Chris McGrath's 'Value Podium' of new stallions in 2022. Now, with the breeding shed door opening soon, the blue-blooded multi-millionaire has seen an enthusiastic response from breeders and has amassed a solid first book of mares. "He is booked to over 160 mares now," reported Taylor Made's Duncan Taylor. "We've been really satisfied with the reception from breeders. We're not taking every mare he gets offered....

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Homebred Code of Honor Arrives at Lane's End Farm

   Code of Honor (Noble Mission {GB} - Reunited, by Dixie Union) arrived at Lane's End Farm, where he will stand the 2022 season, early in the morning hours of Tuesday, Dec. 7. The multiple Grade I winner was bred and raced by W.S. Farish and earned nearly $3 million over his four-year career. "It's a really fun day for all of us at Lane's End," Bill Farish said after watching the homebred take in his new surroundings at the Lane's End stud barn. "Code of Honor coming home is...

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Century Dream Retired to Norton Grove Stud

Group 2 winner Century Dream (Ire) (Cape Cross {Ire}--Salacia {Ire}, by Echo of Light {GB}) has been retired and will stand at Norton Grove Stud next year. A stud fee for the G2 Celebration Mile and dual G3 Diomed S. victor will be announced later. Bred by Rabbah Bloodstock Limited, the A. Belhab-raced 7-year-old's best performance was a third in the G1 Queen Elizabeth II S. in 2018, while throughout his 35-start career, he was also placed another four times at group level. Overall, Century Dream's record stands at 10...

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Wertheimer's Galawi to Stand at Northview

Wertheimer and Frere's Galawi (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}--Galikova {Fr}, by Galileo {Ire}), a maiden winner in his only U.S. start who hails from the immediate family of champion Goldikova (Ire) (Anabaa), has been injured and retired to Northview Stallion Station near Chesapeake City, Md. He will stand in 2022 for $2,000, stands and nurses. Galawi is out of G1 Qatar Prix Vermeille winner Galikova, the younger half-sister of multiple French, English, and U.S. champion Goldikova. In addition to her 11 Group 1 scores in France and England, Goldikova captured three consecutive...

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Contrail Will Retire to Shadai After Japan Cup Run

Last year's Japanese Triple Crown winner and dual champion Contrail (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}--Rhodochrosite, by Unbridled's Song) will retire to Shadai Stallion Station in Japan after making his final start in the G1 Japan Cup on Nov. 28. The news was first reported by BloodHorse. A fee for the 4-year-old North Hills Co., Ltd-bred will be announced later. The Shinji Maeda colourbearer, who is trained by Yoshito Yahagi, was named the Japanese Champion 2-Year-Old Colt of 2019 on the back of a flawless campaign that culminated in a 1 1/2-length...

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Group 1 Winner Fifty Stars to Sunnyhill Stud

Group 1 winner Fifty Stars (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}--Swizzle Stick {Ire}, by Sadler's Wells), will retire to Sunnyhill Stud in partnership with Jack Cantillon's Bloodstock Racing as a National Hunt stallion in 2022. A fee for the G1 Australian Cup hero will be announced later, and he will be available for inspection in December. Rated 121 by Timeform, Fifty Stars is a half-brother to Leopardstown Christmas Festival 19-length winner Whiskey Sour (Ire) (Jeremy). In addition to his Group 1 win, the 6-year-old spent his entire career Down Under and...

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