Paddy Twomey

Craven Sale: Walsh In Dreamland As Godolphin Goes To 525k For New Bay Colt 

Nobody could accuse Katie Walsh of going around with her head in the clouds but, in the case of Tuesday's 525,000gns top lot, a colt by New Bay (GB), the leading breeze-up consignor revealed that she felt she had something worth dreaming about in the build-up to this year's Tattersalls Craven Breeze-Up Sale.  And so it proved after the colt was knocked down to Anthony Stroud on behalf of Godolphin. Bought for 125,000gns from the Ogden family's dispersal at Book 1 last year, the already-named Anno Domini (GB) (lot 26)...

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Twomey Targeting Irish Guineas With Strong Team Of Fillies

County Tipperary trainer Paddy Twomey is unlikely to be represented in the G1 Qipco 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket, having stated his intention to wait for the Irish equivalent--run at the Curragh on Sunday, May 26--before stepping up to the top level with a trio of talented fillies in his care. They include A Lilac Rolla (Ire) (Harry Angel {Ire}), who gained her third success from as many starts when returning from eight months off to win the G3 Ballylinch Stud "Priory Belle" S. at Leopardstown last time, digging deep to...

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Harry Angel's A Lilac Rolla Wins The Priory Belle

Unbeaten entering Sunday's G3 Ballylinch Stud "Priory Belle" S. at Leopardstown, A Lilac Rolla (Ire) (Harry Angel {Ire}--Mejala {Ire}, by Red Ransom) carried on where she left off with a battling success from Kitty Rose (GB) (Invincible Army {Ire}). Last seen beating the subsequent G1 Prix Marcel Boussac heroine Opera Singer (Justify) at The Curragh in August, the Paddy Twomey-trained €40,000 Tatts Ireland September bargain was delivered to tackle Kitty Rose at the furlong pole and gave generously to Billy Lee to eke out a head success at odds of...

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Calyx's Purple Lily A New TDN Rising Star

Sunday's TRM Equine Nutrition Race at Naas looked an intriguing contest, with four winners lined up including one who was Group 1-placed at two. At the end, there was one who was in total command and that was the filly Purple Lily (Ire) (Calyx {GB}--Boca Raton {Ire}, by Approve {Ire}) who flashed distinct Classic potential to earn TDN Rising Star status. Racing for Alan O'Flynn's Zinlo Syndicate, the Paddy Twomey-trained Tatts Ireland Goresbridge Breeze Up sensation had made an instant impression when off the mark in an often-informative Galway maiden...

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Hassett Reveals Change In Breeze-Up Focus After 160k Buy At Orby Book 2

Johnny Hassett explained that he will be adopting a different approach to the upcoming breeze-up season after signing for a pair of Sea The Stars (Ire) colts at Book 2 of the Orby Sale, including the €160,000 sale-topper (lot 712) from The Castlebridge Consignment. A brother to German Group 3 winner Alpen Rose, the top lot is from the family of 1,000 Guineas winner Sleepytime (Ire) (Royal Academy), but Hassett is convinced that his new recruit is no slouch and labelled the colt "a belter." Outlining his new streamlined approach...

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“If People Back Us, We Can Deliver” – Top-Tier Yearlings On Offer At Goffs Orby

With great trust comes responsibility and nobody knows that better than Henry Beeby. After throwing down the gauntlet to the breeders of Ireland to support this year's Goffs Orby with their top-tier yearlings, Beeby has assembled what he describes as the strongest catalogue for this sale in his 41 years working for the company.  Along with some of the major farms in Ireland--your Glenvales, Camas Parks, Barodas, Tally-Hos, Ballylinches and more--Philip Stauffenberg is here. Consigning at the Orby Sale for the first time, Stauffenberg Bloodstock will offer the Kingman (GB)...

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Gleneagles Newcomer Wins The Goffs Million

Prepared for a debut of extra significance by Paddy Twomey, the Connolly Racing Syndicate's One Look (Ire) (Gleneagles {Ire}) stormed to a six-length success in The Curragh's Goffs Million on Saturday to cap a red-letter day for the stable. Well-supported into 5-1 second favouritism, the €65,000 Goffs Orby graduate waited towards the back early under Billy Lee. Sent forward as the even-money favourite Cherry Blossom (Ire) (No Nay Never) made her move passing two out, she swamped that rival at the furlong pole and powered clear for an emphatic introduction....

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First Black Type Winner For Study Of Man As Deepone Dominates The Beresford

Bouncing out of a defeat in Leopardstown's G2 Champions Juvenile S. earlier this month, Vimal Khosla's Deepone (GB) (Study Of Man {Ire}--Avyanna {Ire}, by Galileo {Ire}) put that behind him by dominating Saturday's G2 Alan Smurfit Memorial Beresford S. at The Curragh. Only fourth behind Diego Velazquez (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) on Irish Champions Day, the Paddy Twomey-trained 3-1 joint-second favourite soon had control on the front end under Billy Lee and never looked like being reeled in as he secured a 1 3/4-length defeat of Chief Little Rock (Ire) (Galileo...

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Local Owner Dreaming Of Goffs Sportsman's Riches At Naas With King Cuan

Connections of the Paddy Twomey-trained King Cuan (GB) have said that they are optimistic about landing the €100,000 Goffs Sportsman's Challenge at Naas on Thursday afternoon and that the What's App group has been on fire since the colt won at Cork last week.  Owned by the Red Lily Racing Syndicate, which is headed by Naas native Alan Hennessy, King Cuan will come into the lucrative sales race off the back of that extremely impressive Cork display and confidence in the camp couldn't be higher. -- ! TASLEET's King Cuan...

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Irish Derby Third French Claim Sold To Saudi Arabia At Tattersalls

Last year's Irish Derby third French Claim (Fr) (French Fifteen {Fr}) was sold to continue his career in Saudi Arabia at the Tattersalls August Sale and was one of eight six-figure lots to go through the ring on Friday. Bloodstock agent Marco Bozzi bought French Claim (lot 195) and recent winner Pivotal Revive (GB) (Pivotal {GB}) (lot 114) on behalf of Prince Saud Bin Salman and SBS Global. French Claim, who was trained by Paddy Twomey to win three times and achieve a rating of 108, was sold for 115,000gns...

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Sioux Nation's Letsbefrankaboutit Wins The Round Tower

Coming into Saturday's six-furlong G3 Heider Family Stables Round Tower S. off an eye-catching third in a median sires series maiden over the same trip and Curragh track earlier in the month, Alymer Stud's Letsbefrankaboutit (Ire) (Sioux Nation) justified 2-1 favouritism to provide the Paddy Twomey stable with another notable pattern-race success. Confidently ridden buried in mid-division early by Billy Lee, the €240,000 Tatts Ireland Goresbridge Breeze-Up purchase was produced with a smooth run to overhaul Mansa Musa (Ire) (Ten Sovereigns {Ire}) passing the furlong pole en route to a...

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Twomey Has Yorkshire Oaks In Mind For Rosscarbery

The Yorkshire Oaks is the preferred next destination for Rosscarbery (Ger) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) after she ran a fine second to Emily Dickinson (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) at the Curragh on Saturday. Paddy Twomey's mare has won three times at Group 3 level and last summer came within a neck of claiming Group 1 glory in the Prix Jean Romanet, narrowly failing to reel in Aristia (Ire) (Starspangledbanner {Aus}). Having finished fourth over 10 furlongs in the G1 Pretty Polly S. on her penultimate start, Rosscarbery stepped up to a-mile-and-three-quarters...

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