Onesto (Ire)

First Mare In Foal For Onesto

Frankel (GB)'s Onesto (Ire), who is standing his first year at stud at Haras d'Etreham, has his first mare in foal, Private Lounge (GB) (Toronado {Ire}), the stud announced on Friday. In addition, the horse is now fully syndicated, with all 20 shares offered taken by breeders. "We are delighted to announce that the first mare covered by Onesto has been confirmed in foal," the stud said in a statement. Some of the mares booked into the G1 Grand Prix de Paris winner are group winner and multiple Group 1-placed ...

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Onesto Will Stand At Haras d'Etreham Upon Retirement in 2024

Group 1 winner Onesto (Ire) (Frankel {GB}--Onshore {GB}, by Sea The Stars {Ire}), who is bound for the Breeders' Cup next month, will stand at Haras d'Etreham in 2024, the French stud announced on Tuesday. Bred by Diamond Creek Farm in Ireland, the Fabrice Chappet runner was a debut winner at Chantilly in September of his 2-year-old year and won the G2 Prix Greffulhe in his second start at three. Fifth in the G1 Prix du Jockey Club, he claimed the Grand Prix de Paris last July and the colt...

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Onesto Possible For Champions Day If Ground Is Suitable

After his strong third in the G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe on Sunday, the connections of Onesto (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) were thinking Breeders' Cup, and now QIPCO Champions Day is also on the table as long as the ground isn't too soft, trainer Fabrice Chappet revealed on Thursday. Raced by Gerard Augustin-Normand, the 4-year-old colt won the G1 Grand Prix de Paris last year and was also second in the G1 Champion S. during a campaign that took him from France, to Ireland and Japan. He returned this term...

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No Stopping Cracksman's Ace Impact In The Arc

   Bringing the house down at ParisLongchamp in the panama hat G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe on Sunday, Gousserie Racing and Ecuries Serge Stempniak's brilliant Ace Impact (Ire) (Cracksman {GB}--Absolutly Me {Fr}, by Anabaa Blue {GB}) ripped up the rule book in scintillating style to become the first colt to win the revised 10 1/2-furlong G1 Prix du Jockey Club and this prize in the same season. "C'est enorme," uttered an emotional Jean-Claude Rouget after watching his unbeaten star rattle home past most of his rivals under a...

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Can The Real Auguste Rodin Stand Up In Irish Champion Stakes?

He has become something of an enigma, but Auguste Rodin (Ire) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) has the x-factor most dream of despite his sharp falls from grace and has the ball in his court ahead of Saturday's G1 Royal Bahrain Irish Champion S. Adept on Epsom's lively surface either side of unequal struggles through the rain-dampened sod at Newmarket and Ascot, Ballydoyle's beau ideal has the aid of the current heatwave at a Leopardstown track that he has already mastered when on the rise as a juvenile. Whatever the reason for...

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Derby Rematch Set For Irish Champion

The much-anticipated third encounter between Auguste Rodin (Ire) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) and King Of Steel (Wootton Bassett {GB}) will take place in Saturday's G1 Royal Bahrain Irish Champion S. at Leopardstown, as the Derby one-two featured among the nine heavyweights on Thursday. Ryan Moore is on Auguste Rodin in the 10-furlong feature of the Irish Champions Festival, with the Ballydoyle first string looking to bounce back from a below-par showing in Ascot's King George in which Amo Racing's King Of Steel was third. Auguste Rodin is in two, next door...

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Monday's Observations: €460K Half to Grand Prix de Paris Hero Onesto Set for Clairefontaine Bow

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. Monday's Insights features Before Night Falls, a half to G1SW Onesto. 14.23 Clairefontaine, Mdn, €30,000, unraced 2yo, f, 7fT White Birch Farm's €460,000 Arqana August acquisition BEFORE NIGHT FALLS (Gleneagles {Ire}) is a half-sister to last term's G1 Grand Prix de Paris hero Onesto (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) and debuts...

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Deauville: “We Will Let the Filly Do the Talking.” Inspiral Bids for Marois Repeat

Twelve months ago, Cheveley Park Stud's Inspiral (GB) (Frankel {GB}) was using Deauville's G1 Prix du Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard Jacques le Marois as a springboard back to the big time having suffered a shock reversal in the G1 Falmouth S. This time around, the John and Thady Gosden-trained homebred is in Normandy attempting to make up for another defeat having been bogged down in Goodwood's unexpectedly tacky surface in the G1 Sussex S. As she had shown when disappointing in the G1 Queen Elizabeth II S. on Champions Day, easy...

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Camelot's Luxembourg Prevails In Irish Champion Thriller

Saturday's G1 Irish Champion S. at Leopardstown, a "Win And You're In" for the GI Breeders' Cup Turf in at Keeneland in November, turned out every bit as exhilarating as it had promised, with no hint of fluke or ill fortune and a cluster in contention approaching the furlong pole. That was before Ballydoyle's comeback kid Luxembourg (Ire) (Camelot {GB}) forged ahead late on to deny the TDN Rising Star Onesto (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) in another stirring finish in which this race tends to specialise. We can now say with...

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Frankel's Onesto Swoops In The Grand Prix De Paris

Unleashing his deadly acceleration to maximum effect at a ParisLongchamp blessed by evening sun, TDN Rising Star Onesto (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) stormed into the big time in Thursday's G1 Grand Prix de Paris. This type of performance had looked on the cards after his scintillating win in the 10 1/2-furlong G2 Prix Greffulhe at Saint-Cloud May 8 and highly commendable effort from a horror draw when dead-heating for fifth in the Prix du Jockey-Club and the Fabrice Chappet-trained chestnut was duly made the 10-3 favourite. Anchored last early by Stephane...

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Onesto Primed For The Grand Prix

He may be diminutive compared to the likes of Westover (GB) (Frankel {GB}) or Emily Upjohn (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}), but 'TDN Rising Star' Onesto (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) could be about to enter the arena of giants if he can master his five rivals in Thursday's G1 Grand Prix de Paris. Given no chance by the draw before he even exited the stalls for the G1 Prix du Jockey-Club, the Fabrice Chappet-trained chestnut, who races in the silks of Jean-Etienne Dubois, will have no excuses this time with fast...

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Six Set For Grand Prix Test

Thursday's G1 Grand Prix de Paris at ParisLongchamp has attracted a tight field of six, with Flaxman Stables' supplemented Piz Badile (Ire) (Ulysses {Ire}) bringing the G1 Irish Derby form into play in what should prove one of the key pointers to the course-and-distance Arc. His G2 Prix Hocquart-winning relative L'Astronome (GB) (Frankel {GB}) is in the line-up for Al Asayl France and Francis-Henri Graffard, while KHK Racing's June 15 G2 Queen's Vase winner Eldar Eldarov (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) and the Nas Syndicate and the O'Callaghans' G1 Prix du Jockey-Club...

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