Planteur (Ire)

DahlBury Named New Sponsor of G1 Coronation Cup

DahlBury was announced as the new sponsor for the 1 1/2-mile G1 Coronation Cup at Epsom Downs on Ladies Day, June 3. The vision of owner/breeder Simon Davies, Chief Executive Officer of the global telecommunications firm Spectra Group (UK) Ltd., DahlBury's stallion roster is based at Chapel Stud in Worcestershire. Middle distance and staying horses for both the Flat and National Hunt are the focus of the stud, which stands Planteur (Ire) (Danehill Dancer {Ire}), Walzertakt (Ger) (Montjeu {Ire}), and Bangkok (Ire) (Australia {GB}). Simon Davies said, "We are delighted...

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Chapel Stud Close at Heart

Nestled near the Malvern Hills in the west of England is Chapel Stud, a 70-acre stud farm owned and managed by Roisin Close. As well as offering services from boarding, sales preparation to breaking and pre-training the stud now boasts a dual-purpose stallion roster with new recruits Walzertakt (Ger) and Bangkok (Ire) joining the stud's three existing and established stallions, Planteur (Ire), Indian Haven (GB) and Hellvelyn (GB). Close formerly owned Bucklands Farm and Stud but when the business outgrew the facilities at that farm a move was needed. "Chapel...

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TBA NH Showcase Features 18 Stallions

The Thoroughbred Breeders' Association's NH Stallion Showcase, scheduled for Jan. 25, will feature 18 NH stallions, including freshman sires G1 St Leger hero and Shade Oak Stud's resident Logician (GB) (Frankel {GB}), and Chapel Stud's G2 York S. winner Bangkok (Ire) (Australia {GB}). The 18 stallions, many of whom are among the record 31 stallions registered to the 2022 TBA Elite NH Mares' Scheme, will be shown in Yard B at the Goffs UK sales complex. "There is an increasing exciting selection of British-based stallions available to NH breeders and...

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Chapel Stud to Offer 'Pick a Nom' Initiative

A new stallion nomination initiative, 'Pick a Nom', was launched by Chapel Stud on Thursday. The initiative applies to Chapel Stud stallions Bangkok (Ire) (Australia {GB}), Planteur (Ire) (Danehill Dancer {Ire}), and Walzertakt (Ger) (Montjeu {Ire}). It offers from 10% to 50% discounts on the stallions' Standard Stud Fee (FFR) of £4,000 for Planteur, £3,000 for Bangkok, and £2,500 for Walzertakt. Chapel Stud is also offering a £300 travel voucher for mares traveling more than 200 miles to the stud. For more information, please visit the Chapel Stud website. There...

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Trueshan Wins Again In The Long Distance Cup

Adding to his fast-accumulating haul of big-race wins on Saturday, Trueshan (Fr) (Planteur {Ire}) justified even-money favouritism to bring up a repeat in Ascot's G2 QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup. While not as demonstrative as 12 months ago, when the deeper ground saw him excel with a 7 1/2-length success, the subsequent G1 Goodwood Cup and G1 Prix du Cadran hero had a tactical affair to deal with this time but Hollie Doyle refused to be flustered anchoring him in mid-division. Despite his early exuberance, the 5-year-old had plenty...

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Trueshan Masters Stradivarius In The Cadran

With suitable ground conditions scarce since Trueshan (Fr) (Planteur {Ire}) registered a career high in July's G1 Goodwood Cup, the long-awaited duel of the Cup Kings at last unfolded in the ParisLongchamp mud as he justified 8-5 favouritism and outpointed Stradivarius (Ire) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) for bragging rights in a stellar renewal of Saturday's G1 Qatar Prix du Cadran. Last term's G2 British Champions Long Distance Cup winner kept company with his 3-1 market rival and was off the pace in the pack for most of the 2 1/2-mile...

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Trueshan Wins The Goodwood Cup As Stradivarius Taken Out

A G1 Al Shaqab Goodwood Cup without Stradivarius (Ire) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) meant that for the first time in five years it was heading elsewhere and Trueshan (Fr) (Planteur {Ire}) stepped forward to claim the title in the heavy conditions he relishes on Tuesday. As he proved when winning Ascot's G2 Qipco British Champions Long Distance Cup in October, the ground cannot be slow enough for the Alan King-trained 5-year-old and with the reigning champion taken out he traded as the 6-5 favourite. Always prominent under Hollie Doyle, the...

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Planteur's Trueshan Routs Long Distance Cup Rivals
Planteur's Trueshan Routs Long Distance Cup Rivals

Ascot's rain-affected British Champions Day opened with the £300,000 Qipco British Champions Long Distance Cup over the best part of two miles and it was Hollie Doyle, fresh from setting a record number of winners earlier in the week, who celebrated success with a wide-margin tally aboard Barbary Lions 5's 4-year-old gelding Trueshan (Fr) (Planteur {Ire}). The Alan King trainee's previous best came in July's Listed Tapster S. at Haydock and he earned his place in this line-up coming back off an eighth--behind the reopposing Fujaira Prince (Ire) (Pivotal {GB})--in...

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Planteur on the Move to Chapel Stud

Planteur (Ire) (Danehill Dancer {Ire}--Plante Rare {Ire}, by Giant's Causeway) will stand at Chapel Stud in Worcestershire as a National Hunt stallion in 2021. The former Marco Botti-trained bay will stand on behalf of owner/breeder Simon Davies with the deal brokered by Richard Venn Bloodstock. The 2011 G1 Prix Ganay victor who was also runner-up in the G1 Prix du Jockey Club, G1 Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris and two editions of the G1 Prix d'Isapahan previously stood in France at Haras de Bouquetot (2014-2018) and Haras du Grand Courgeon...

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