Group 1 Owner/Breeder Lord Rothschild Dies At 87

Successful owner/breeder Lord Jacob Rothschild, who found Group 1 riches as a co-owner with Nathaniel (Ire) among others, died at the age of 87 earlier this week, according to multiple reports. The fourth Baron Rothschild, OM, was prominent in both banking and finance, and also was active on the art scene. The chairman of the trustees of the National Gallery from 1985 to 1991, he operated his bloodstock interests out of Waddesdon Stud in Buckinghamshire with his late wife Serena. Later appointed the chairman of the National Heritage Memorial Fund,...

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French Owner-Breeder Jacques Beres Dies At 82

Jacques Beres, who operated Haras de la Croix Sonnet with his wife Francoise, passed away on Sunday evening, Jour de Galop reported. He was 82. Nicknamed one of the last of the 'French Doctors', Beres was a surgeon and co-founder of Doctors Without Borders and Doctors of the World. Beres, who was also a gambler prior to becoming an owner/breeder, travelled all over the world to give aid to those in need. His final mission was in Ukraine last year. In a January interview with the JDG, he said, "You...

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Coolmore's John Magnier The 2022 Recipient Of The Sir Peter O'Sullevan Award

Coolmore's John Magnier was the recipient of the 2022 Peter O'Sullevan Award and was celebrated at the 25th edition of the Peter O'Sullevan Annual Award Lunch in London on Thursday. The 74-year-old received his award from JP McManus at Coolmore, as he was not present at the lunch. "I don't deserve it, but I'm happy to get it," Magnier told ITV Racing anchor Ed Chamberlin in an interview, which was played during the ceremony. "I'm blown away by it, really." Magnier spoke in favour of racing's various factions coming together...

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Simon Cox Appointed to TBA Board of Directors

Simon Cox has been appointed to the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Board of Trustees as a co-opted member. Cox is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Molson Coors EMEA & APAC, a brewing and beverage business of circa €2-billion turnover and 6,500 employees. Already a member of the TBA's National Hunt Committee, Cox has worked in the brewing industry for 32 years. He is also a member of the board of the Professional Jockeys Association and has owned National Hunt horses for a decade. His current string is with...

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