Pearls Galore

Pearls Galore Added to Arqana Breeding Stock Sale

Haras de Saint Pair's homebred Group 1 winner Pearls Galore (Fr) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) has been given a wild-card entry to the Arqana Breeding Stock Sale. She will be offered carrying her first foal by Frankel (GB) as Lot 210 on Saturday, December 9. Trained by Paddy Twomey, Pearls Galore bowed out at the top of her game last season after winning the G1 Matron S. at Leopardstown during Irish Champions Weekend. In total, she won seven of her 17 starts, including the G2 Lanwades Stud S. and two Group...

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Saint Pair: A Boutique Operation With a Global Outlook

Performance or pedigree? In an ideal world a breeder would choose both when buying a mare but, depending on budget, almost inevitably there has to be a compromise. In recent weeks in TDN we have heard from Mark Johnston about his selection process when buying yearlings, in which he is particularly keen on a decent rating for the dam. On the opposite side of the equation this week as vendor, Andreas Putsch is in agreement. "For us it is all about selection, of the matings, of culling, and trying to...

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Limiti Di Greccio will miss Irish 1,000 Guineas

The Irish 1000 Guineas will come too soon for Limiti Di Greccio (Ire) (Elzaam {Aus}), according to trainer Paddy Twomey, who is concentrating on the second half of the season with the exciting filly after she picked up "a minor training setback".  Limiti Di Greccio, winner of the Listed Staffordstown Stud S. last season, had been as short as 15-2 to provide Twomey with a breakthrough Classic success at the Curragh on Sunday. Twomey explained, "She picked up a minor training setback and is not ready to run at the...

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