Prince A A Faisal

Make Believe's Sajir Registers Impressive Sigy Success

Recent winners of Chantilly's G3 Prix Sigy include subsequent Group 1 scorers Signs Of Blessing (Ire), Quiet Reflection (GB) and Sands Of Mali (Fr) and this year's renewal went the way of last term's Listed Prix Saraca victor and G3 Prix de Cabourg second Sajir (Ire) (Make Believe {GB}--Simple Magic {Ire}, by Invincible Spirit {Ire}), who displayed elite-level potential defeating a solid cast of nine sophomore rivals in the 5 1/2-furlong dash. Last term's G1 Prix Morny sixth, who encountered a testing surface and dank conditions here, broke swiftly and...

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Mishriff To Skip 2023 Breeding Season

Prince A A Faisal's multiple Group 1 winner Mishriff (Ire) (Make Believe {GB}--Contradict {GB}, by Raven's Pass) will not cover mares in 2023, officials at Sumbe announced on Twitter Friday. Winner of the 2020 G1 Prix du Jockey Club, Mishriff added the G1 Longines Dubai Sheema Classic and G1 Juddmonte International S. after a breathtaking success in a lone appearance on the dirt in the $20-million Saudi Cup. Mishriff was sidelined early this year, with Sumbe hopeful that he could begin his first season at stud, but time was called...

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Observations: Theoryofeverything Impressive at Doncaster

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Sunday's Observations features a recap of the day's races, including a strong performance from Theoryofeverything (GB) (Frankel {GB}). HOW THEY FARED 2.00 Leopardstown, Mdn, €12,000, 3yo, f, 8fT Tender Kiss (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), the first foal out of Marsha (Ire) (Acclamation {GB}), never looked likely to get involved and...

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Mishriff to Stand in France for Sumbe in 2023

Treble Group 1 winner Mishriff (Ire) (Make Believe {GB}--Contradict {GB}, by Raven's Pass) will retire to France to stand at Sumbe's Haras de Montfort et Preaux at the conclusion of his racing career later this season. The 5-year-old is set to run in Sunday's G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, with a tilt at the Breeders' Cup also on the cards. Prince AA Faisal's homebred landed Classic honours when winning the G1 Prix du Jockey Club and returned as a 4-year-old to win the word's richest race, the $20-million...

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Setback Knocks Eydon Out Of G1 Cazoo Derby

Prince Faisal's Listed Feilden S. hero Eydon (Ire) (Olden Times {GB}) has suffered a 'minor setback' and will miss the G1 Cazoo Derby, trainer Roger Varian confirmed on Twitter. The colt was last seen running fourth in the G1 QIPCO 2000 Guineas at Newmarket on Apr. 30. "Sadly, Eydon will miss the Derby at Epsom," Varian tweeted. "He has met with a minor setback which will keep him from running on Saturday. "While it is of course hugely frustrating to miss a Classic opportunity, we will look forward to the...

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Eydon Takes on Cazoo Derby Over French Classic

Eydon (Ire) (Olden Times {GB}) has been confirmed to start in Saturday's G1 Cazoo Derby at Epsom, according to trainer Roger Varian. "I'm pleased to say the horse is in great form and following discussions with his owner, Prince A A Faisal, we plan to run in the Derby at Epsom on Saturday and not the [G1] Prix du Jockey Club at Chantilly on Sunday." Kicking off the season with a runner-up finish going a mile at Newcastle in February, the dark bay took the nine-furlong Feilden S. Apr. 14...

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Olden Times's Eydon A Classy Winner Of The Feilden

Denied a clear passage on debut when tackling a mile on Newcastle's Tapeta in December, Eydon was an eye-catching third but arguably may well have won had fortune smiled on him before going back over the same course and distance Feb. 19. Sent off the 4-9 favourite, the homebred was denied late by Oceania Legend (Ire) (Australia {GB}) on that occasion and had not offered a compelling reason why he should turn over the likes of the Listed Washington Singer S. winner and G2 Superlative S. runner-up Masekela and the...

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Mishriff Out On His Own In the International

Gaining the British group 1 his record demanded in devastating style on Wednesday, Prince Faisal's Mishriff (Ire) (Make Believe {GB}) proved a class apart in one of the finest performances witnessed in the history of York's Juddmonte International. Third to the race's absentee St Mark's Basilica (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}) on his European return in Sandown's G1 Eclipse July 3, the high-level worldwide campaigner had moved forward considerably in the subsequent three-week period to be runner-up in the G1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth S. at Ascot. This represented a...

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Egan Comes Of Age With Cup Win

By the time David Egan was born Mike Smith had already won two Eclipse Awards for Outstanding Jockey. Smith is still very much at the top of his game at the age of 55, but it was the 21-year-old Egan who got the upper hand in the richest race in the world on Saturday when guiding Mishriff (Ire) (Make Believe {GB}) to an important home victory for Prince A A Faisal in the $20-million Saudi Cup. The fact that the youngster is the retained rider for such a respected international...

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Make Believe's Mishriff Dominates At Deauville

Frankie Dettori was looking for instant compensation for missing next week's Ebor meeting at York and he gained it at Deauville on Saturday as the G1 Prix du Jockey Club winner Mishriff (Ire) (Make Believe {GB}) proved a class apart in the G2 Prix Guillaume d'Ornano Haras du Logis Saint-Germain. Content to track the pace in second, Prince Faisal's homebred moved to the front at the top of the straight and drew away to confirm July 5 Chantilly Classic placings with The Summit (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}) and Victor Ludorum...

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Make Believe's Mishriff Takes the Jockey Club

While John Gosden was overseeing the comeback of Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) at Sandown, Clarehaven were making their considerable presence felt at Chantilly as Prince Faisal's Mishriff (Ire) (Make Believe {GB}) captured the G1 Prix du Jockey Club. Impressive when dominating the June 6 Listed Newmarket S., the Nawara Stud homebred was ridden forward to a prominent position from his favourable draw by Ioritz Mendizabal and that made a world of difference due to the lack of a strong tempo. Eventually getting a gap inside the final furlong, the 15-2...

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