Sun Chariot Next For Snow Lantern

Group 1 winner Snow Lantern (GB) (Frankel {GB}), who races as a homebred for Rockcliffe Stud, is targeting the Oct. 2 Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot S. at Newmarket. The 'TDN Rising Star', was second to Alcohol Free (Ire) (No Nay Never) in the G1 Coronation S. at Royal Ascot in June before relegating that filly to third in the G1 Tattersalls Falmouth S. at Newmarket on July 9. In her latest outing, the grey was third to Alcohol Free in the G1 Qatar Sussex S. at Goodwood on July...

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Rose Of Lancaster Headlines Saturday Action

   Still an unknown quantity on turf, Godolphin's Real World (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}) takes the next step up the ladder in Saturday's G3 Rose of Lancaster S. at Haydock. Coming off an impressive success in Royal Ascot's Royal Hunt Cup June 16 to annexe the Listed Steventon S. over this 10-furlong trip at Newbury July 17, the 4-year-old is the kingpin of the Saeed bin Suroor stable and he said, "He has come back well from Newbury and he's an improving horse. He's been working well and we're happy...

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Godolphin's Dubawi Sales Sensation Wins On Debut

Newmarket's seven-furlong Rich Club With Rich Energy British EBF Newcomers Maiden S. witnessed the perfect start for Godolphin's 2.1 million guineas Book 1 purchase Hafit (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}), as he justified 10-11 favouritism on Friday. The grandson of the stellar miler Attraction (GB) (Efisio {GB}) was in front soon after the start before being headed at halfway. Gathered together by William Buick running down into the 'dip', the Charlie Appleby-trained bay regained the advantage with a furlong remaining before holding Razzle Dazzle (GB) (Muhaarar {GB}) by half a length as...

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Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Catalogue Revealed

The catalogue for the Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale is now online, the sales company announced on Tuesday. Relocated to Park Paddocks in Newmarket on Sept. 21-22 from its regular home in Ireland, 488 yearlings make up the two-day Part I of the sale, with 101 set to go through the ring for Part II later on the 22nd. Past graduates of the sale include G2 Railway S. hero Go Bears Go (Ire) (Kodi Bear {Ire}), as well as G1 Tattersalls Gold Cup winner Helvic Dream (Ire) (Power {GB}) and...

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Chestnut and IMP Graphics to Co-Sponsor William Knight Racing

Chestnut and Inventive Media Publishing (IMP Graphics) are the new co-sponsors of William Knight Racing, the yard announced on Tuesday. Chestnut founder and Chief Executive Philip Turner and IMP Graphics Managing Director Simon Mitchell revealed the new yard kit on the Newmarket gallops. William Knight, said, "This is fantastic news for the yard. We are delighted Chestnut and IMP have decided to sponsor us. We strongly believe the partnership will be beneficial to all parties." Chestnut operates 14 East Anglian properties, among them award-winning pubs, inns and restaurants. Chestnut Chief...

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Godolphin Holds Strong Hand in Newmarket 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. Friday's Observations features several Godolphin bluebloods at Newmarket. 1.15 Newmarket, Mdn, £12,000, 2yo, c/g, 7fT NOBLE TRUTH (FR) (Kingman {GB}) is one of two Godolphin representatives in the maiden they have won four times in the last nine years, and the pick of James Doyle following his debut third...

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Falmouth Clash to Savour on Friday

Now that the summer solstice is behind us, the best of the Classic generation will frequently be tested against their elders and when it comes to tying together the varying strands in the fillies and mares' miling division, Newmarket's G1 Tattersalls Falmouth S. has it all on Friday. If the G1 Coronation S. helped to sort out the pecking order among the 3-year-olds, the G2 Duke of Cambridge S. also at Royal Ascot only served to muddy the waters when it comes to the more advanced in age. It is...

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Sisters to Expert Eye and Anthony Van Dyck Debut

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 Observations features full-sisters to Group 1 winners. 1.20 Newmarket, Mdn, £25,000, 2yo, f, 6fT INVIGILATE (GB) (Acclamation {GB}) is a notable debutante to open Newmarket's July Festival as a full-sister to Juddmonte's GI Breeders' Cup Mile hero Expert Eye (GB). Trained like that past luminary by Sir Michael...

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Al Aasy Primed For July Test

One of the season's elite older horses is in action at Newmarket on Thursday as Al Aasy (Ire) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) headlines the opening card of the three-day July Festival. Runner-up in the June 4 G1 Coronation Cup at Epsom last time, Shadwell's progressive 4-year-old stays in his home town for the 12-furlong G2 Princess of Wales's Tattersalls S. at the meeting at which he first served notice of his talent when taking last year's G3 Bahrain Trophy. Successful in the G3 John Porter S. and G3 Aston Park...

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Grimwade Appointed General Manager At Varian Stable

Newmarket native Kate Grimwade has returned to her home town to take up the role of general manager for Roger Varian's stable. Grimwade grew up on the National Stud where her father Joe was manager and was later among the original 12 trainees for the inaugural Darley (now Godolphin) Flying Start programme. On the course she met Hanako Sonobe, who later married Varian.  "It's nearly 20 years ago that we started the Flying Start, which seems crazy, but Hanako and all of us from the course have remained very good...

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Oxted Faces 22 in July Cup Defence

A total of 23 horses have been confirmed for the July 10 G1 Darley July Cup at Newmarket, including Roger Teal's 2020 victor Oxted (GB) (Mayson {GB}). Second in the G3 Abernant S. at HQ on Apr. 15, the entire was third behind the reopposing Starman (GB) (Dutch Art {GB}) in the G2 Duke Of York S. on May 12, prior to doubling his Group 1 tally in the G1 King's Stand S. at Royal Ascot on June 15. Dual group winner and last out June 19 Wokingham S. hero...

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Snow Lantern “Fresh as a Daisy” For Falmouth

Group 1-placed Snow Lantern (GB) (Frankel {GB}), who was second by 1 1/2 lengths in the G1 Coronation S. at Royal Ascot on June 18, is "fresh as a daisy" according to trainer Richard Hannon in advance of the July 9 G1 Tattersalls Falmouth S. at Newmarket during the Moet & Chandon July Festival. Hannon said of the daughter of 2013 G1 1000 Guineas winner and Falmouth runner-up Sky Lantern (Ire) (Red Clubs {Ire}), "She hasn't won a 1000 Guineas like her mum but she is going there hopefully to...

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