Persian King (Ire)

Trio of Mares In Foal to Persian King

Three-time Group 1 winner Persian King (Ire) (Kingman {GB}) has enjoyed a good start to his initial covering season, as the first three mares he bred have been pronounced in foal, Haras d'Etreham announced on Tuesday. Among the threesome are listed winner Cap Verite (Ire) (Cape Cross {Ire}) and Elodie (GB) (Dansili {GB}). The latter is a full-sister to champions We Are (Ire) and With You (GB). The son of Kingman's fee is set at €30,000 for 2021. Limited to 140 mares, the G1 French 2000 Guineas victor will also...

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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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Almanzor Leads Haras d'Etreham 2021 Roster

Champion and MG1SW Almanzor (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}), who will have his first 2-year-olds in 2021, leads the Haras d'Etreham roster at €30,000, the French stud announced on Sunday. Also a shuttle stallion to Cambridge Stud in the Southern Hemisphere, a 1/50th share in the Cartier champion 3-year-old colt of 2016 was bought for €310,000 at the Arqana Online Sale this past Wednesday and his yearlings have been well received, selling for up to €280,000. Joining him at €30,000 is  Persian King (Ire) (Kingman {GB}-Pretty Please {Ire}, by Dylan Thomas...

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Enable Faces History; O'Brien Arc Runners Scratched

She is here. She made it. Relax, breathe easier. All the personnel linked by her journey from Juddmonte foal to Clarehaven thoroughbred icon have their work complete. There is only Frankie now in the human chain that connects to the wondermare whose very name evokes positivity and entitlement. At 4:05pm Parisian time, Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) brings closure to her epic odyssey against a suitably dramatic climatic backdrop. As if she has summoned the trinity of gods of the wind, the rain and the clouds to frame her historic bid...

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MG1SW Persian King to Stand at Haras d'Etreham in 2021

MG1SW Persian King (Ire) (Kingman {GB}-Pretty Please {Ire}, by Dylan Thomas {Ire}) will stand at Haras d'Etreham in 2021, Etreham announced on Tuesday. The stud and SF Bloodstock in association with Darley and Dayton Investments will be involved with the three-time Group 1 winner's stallion career. A fee for the Sept. 6 G1 Prix du Moulin hero, who will join Almanzor (Fr), Hello Youmzain (Fr), City Light (Fr) and Scissor Kick (Aus), will be announced later. His final race will be the G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe on...

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Ghaiyyath Stays on Top Longines WBRR

Godolphin's Ghaiyyath (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) remains firmly atop the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings with a mark of 130, the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities announced on Thursday. The Godolphin bay is undefeated this year with scores in the G3 Dubai Millennium S. in February, the G1 Hurworth Bloodstock Coronation Cup S. ahead of Anthony Van Dyck (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) (121) on June 5, the G1 Coral-Eclipse S. over Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) (124) at Sandown on July 5 and a latest victory in the G1 Juddmonte International S. over...

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Kingman's Persian King Dominates the Moulin

In the absence of Palace Pier (GB) (Kingman {GB}), Kameko (Kitten's Joy) and the retired Mohaather (GB) (Showcasing {GB}), Sunday's G1 Prix du Moulin de Longchamp boasted almost everything else that still held some claim to elevated status in the mile category and it was TDN Rising Star Persian King (Ire) (Kingman {GB}) who emerged supreme. Long deemed more than capable of a performance such as this, Godolphin SNC and Ballymore Thoroughbred Ltd's imposing specimen just needed things to fall right and with conditions in his favour and an ideal...

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Kingman's Persian King Dominates At Chantilly

Despite his achievements to date, there is still a sense that TDN Rising Star Persian King (Ire) (Kingman {GB}) is a case of still waters running deep. Looking for another win at the highest level to complement his G1 Poule d'Essai des Poulains success of 2019, he found it coming to him relatively easy in Sunday's G1 Prix d'Ispahan at Chantilly. Shadowing the vastly-improved British raider Pogo (Ire) (Zebedee {GB}) straining Pierre-Charles Boudot's reins initially, the 9-10 favourite was allowed to stride to the front approaching the two-furlong pole to...

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Persian King Headlines Sunday Feast

'TDN Rising Star' Persian King (Ire) (Kingman {GB}) heads to Chantilly on Sunday for another of the European Pattern's main staging posts tackling more than a mile once more in the G1 Prix d'Ispahan. Tried over the 10 1/2-furlong trip of the G1 Prix du Jockey Club here last June, Godolphin and Ballymore Thoroughbred Ltd's imposing bay came up two lengths short when runner-up to Sottsass (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}) but it will be a surprise if he is not suited by this unique nine-furlong contest. Proving he retained all his...

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Kingman's Persian King Back To Winning Ways In the Muguet

Upset on his return when second in the Listed Prix de Montretout over a mile at Chantilly June 10, Godolphin and Ballymore Thoroughbred Ltd's Persian King (Ire) (Kingman {GB}) was back in shape and on track in Sunday's G2 Prix du Muguet at Saint-Cloud. Taken straight to the lead by Pierre-Charles Boudot, last year's G1 Poule d'Essai des Poulains hero was threatened and briefly headed by the G3 Prix Bertrand du Breuil winner Pretreville (Fr) (Acclamation {GB}) passing two out. Quickly regaining the advantage, the 3-5 favourite finished full of...

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Fabre Likely to Divide Classic Colts

Andre Fabre's 'TDN Rising Star' Ocean Atlantique (American Pharoah) may head to next month's G1 Investec Derby at Epsom, with stablemate and fellow 'Rising Star' Victor Ludorum (GB) (Shamardal) likely to contest the French version. Fabre has no intention of stepping Victor Ludorum up to a mile and a half yet, and the G1 Prix du Jockey Club has always been his aim. American Pharoah colt Ocean Atlantique is owned by Coolmore, whose chief Epsom hope Mogul (GB) (Galileo {Ire}) is out to 10-1 for the Derby following his Royal...

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