Oasis Dream (GB)

Oasis Dream's Native Trail Adds To Appleby's Superlative Tally

It was a case of another G2 Superlative S., another win for Godolphin and Charlie Appleby as Native Trail (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}) managed to overhaul Dhabab (Ire) (No Nay Never) and hold on from Masekela (Ire) (El Kabeir) in a pulsating renewal of the seven-furlong Newmarket juvenile staging post on Saturday. Looking more of a stayer than the stable's prior three winners of this since 2016 when scoring by four lengths on debut over this trip at Sandown June 11, the 210,000gns Tattersalls Craven Breeze-Up purchase needed excess stamina...

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Oasis Dream's Erasmo Prevails in Chantilly's G3 Prix Paul de Moussac

Godolphin's 3-year-old colt Erasmo (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}), successful at Chantilly in last term's Listed Prix Saraca and in last month's Listed Prix de Pontarme at ParisLongchamp, stepped up to better a second in the Apr. 11 G3 Prix La Force with a narrow victory in Sunday's G3 Prix Paul de Moussac Longines back at Chantilly. Settled just off the pace in fourth until taking closer order in the straight, the 14-5 second favourite launched his challenge going well passing the quarter-mile marker and was ridden out inside the final...

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2021 Juddmonte Mating Plans Revealed

The 2021 mating plans for the Juddmonte broodmare band were announced by the nursery on Monday. The list was approved by the late Prince Khalid Abdullah prior to his death last week. Juddmonte will stand five stallions in 2021 led by Frankel. The undefeated wunderkind and Group 1 sire Frankel became the fastest European stallion ever to reach 40 group winners and celebrated another Group 1 winner in 2020-Grenadier Guards (Jpn). An even two dozen Juddmonte mares are booked on his dance card, among them MG1SW Ventura (Chester House), the...

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From the Experts: Gwen Monneraye

On the back of the eagerly anticipated stallion fee announcements in Europe, Emma Berry spoke with a number of leading industry figures about value. Today we hear from Gwen Monneraye of La Motteraye Consignment. EB: Who have you identified as a first-year stallion at an appealing opening fee? GM: I really like Persian King (Ire). I know that at €30,000 he is not a bargain price, but he's a Classic winner from a good family and [his sire] Kingman (GB) is so hot, so we decided to buy a share...

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Juddmonte Reveals 2021 Fees

The five-strong Juddmonte 2021 stallion roster, led by Frankel (GB) (Galileo {Ire})-the youngest stallion to sire 40 group winners in history, was announced on Tuesday. The Juddmonte wunderkind is siring 11% group winners to runners and 15% black-type winners to runners, and he will stand for £175,000 in 2021. At the sales, his highest-priced filly brought 2 million gns, while he also had a colt knocked down for 1.1 million gns during the recent Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 1. Although his oldest foals are only four, Kingman (GB) (Invincible...

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Goffs November Breeding Stock Sale Catalogue Out

The catalogue for the Goffs November Breeding Stock Sale is now online. Moved from its normal November slot to Dec. 21 due to the current Level 5 COVID restrictions imposed by the Irish government, the sale has featured in the past the dams of 2020 Group 1 winners Lucky Vega (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}), Thunder Moon (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}), Pretty Gorgeous (Fr) (Lawman {Fr}), Alcohol Free (Ire) (No Nay Never), and Tiger Tanaka (Ire) (Clodovil {Ire}). The 2020 edition will see 270 mares and fillies go under the hammer...

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Misty For Me's Sister Unleashed at The Curragh

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. Sunday's Insights features a full-sister to Classic heroine Misty For Me (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}). 1.40 Newbury, £6,400, 2yo, c/g, 6fT MUJBAR (GB) (Muhaarar {GB}) debuts for Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum and Charlie Hills with more than an outside chance that he could be another sprinting star for the combination...

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Half to Reckless Abandon Debuts at Deauville

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. Sunday's Insights features a half-brother to classy sprinter Reckless Abandon (GB) (Exchange Rate). 1.25 Deauville, Cond, €27,000, 2yo, c/g, 6fT ERASMO (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}) is a half-brother to the high-class sprinter Reckless Abandon (GB) (Exchange Rate) who debuts for Godolphin and Andre Fabre in this "Qatar Prix Des...

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Son of Irresistible Jewel on Deck for Gowran 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. Wednesday's Insights features a son of Group 1 producer Irresistible Jewel (Ire) (Danehill). 2.10 Gowran Park, Mdn, €14,000, 3yo, f, 9f 100yT Coolmore's LABURNUM (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}), an Aidan O'Brien trainee, is a full-sister to G1 Irish 2000 Guineas and G1 Criterium International hero Roderic O'Connor (Ire). She is...

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Deep Impact Blueblood Unveiled at Navan

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. Wednesday's Insights features the first foal out of a full-sister to Found (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}). 12:40 Chantilly, Debutantes, €22,000, 2yo, c/g, 7f (AWT) VALDARANN (FR) (Siyouni {Fr}) is an early starter for His Highness Aga Khan and the Jean-Claude Rouget-trained colt is a significant one being out of a...

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Delta's Royalty Takes to Newmarket

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 Insights features a daughter of dual Eclipse champion Royal Delta (Empire Maker). 1.15 Newmarket, Mdn, £6,400, 3yo/up, f/m, 7fT LAWAHED (IRE) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) is a daughter of the G1 Jebel Hatta and G1 Dubai Duty Free winner Sajjhaa (GB) (King's Best) who debuts for Sheikh Ahmed bin...

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