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Coronation Runner-Up Remarquee Purchased By Wathnan Racing

Group 3 winner Remarquee (GB) (Kingman {GB}) has been purchased privately by the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. She has been entered in his Wathnan Racing colours for Newmarket's G1 Falmouth S. later this month. Owned through her first four starts by Julian Richmond-Watson, the 3-year-old daughter of listed winner and dual Group 3-placed Regardez (GB) (Champs Elysees {GB}) won her first racecourse appearance at Salisbury at two and the G3 Fred Darling S. at Newbury this spring. Unplaced in the G1 1000 Guineas, the Lawn...

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Shadai Buys Group 1 Winner Grand Glory For Broodmare Duty

Teruya Yoshida of Shadai Farm has purchased Group 1 winner Grand Glory (GB) (Olympic Glory {Ire}) for broodmare duty after her run in Sunday's G1 Japan Cup, Jour de Galop reported. Fifth in the Cup in 2021, she is currently jointly owned 50/50 by Yoshida and Xavier Marie's Haras de Hus. Anne-Sophie Yoh, who manages the interests of Haras de Hus, confirmed the news to JDG. Bred by Elevage Haras de Bourgeauville and sold for €18,000 to Marco Bozzi Bloodstock during Arqana's October Yearling Sale in 2017, the bay made...

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Minimum Ratings Reduced for PP Imports in HK

The Racing Committee of The Hong Kong Jockey Club (The Club) approved reductions to the minimum Hong Kong ratings for all categories of Private Purchase (PP) permits with immediate effect. New Minimum Ratings for all PPs The new Hong Kong minimum ratings have been reduced by five points. A Normal PP or a Normal Replacement has been reduced from 68 to 63 while the standard Special Replacement Permits were reduced from 85 to 80. The minimum rating for a 3-year-old, which has not raced more than five times, has been...

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Sir Dragonet Sold, Will Race Down Under

G3 Chester Vase S. winner and G1SP Sir Dragonet (Ire) (Camelot {GB}) has been purchased by trainer Ciaron Maher and owner Ozzie Kheir and will race Down Under, reported on Tuesday. The 4-year-old, who was fifth in the G1 Epsom Derby and fourth in the G1 St Leger at three, will enter quarantine in September and is a potential G1 Cox Plate starter. Resuming in March, the former Coolmore partners' runner was second in the Listed Devoy S. at Naas, second again in the Listed Wolferton S. at Royal...

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Steel Bull Changes Hands, to Be Supplemented to Phoenix

Group 3 winner Steel Bull (Ire) (Clodovil {Ire}), owned and trained by Michael O'Callaghan for his first two starts, will contest the Aug. 9 G1 Phoenix S. at The Curragh under new ownership, as he was purchased privately by Chantal Regalado-Gonzalez, Racing Post reported on Monday. The son of Macarthurs Park (Ire) (Equiano {Fr}) will be supplemented to the six-furlong feature. For O'Callaghan, the £28,000 Goffs UK Breeze Up juvenile broke his maiden by 2 1/2 lengths at first asking at Naas on July 22. He followed up in the...

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Sharp Debut Winner Untitled Purchased Privately and Targeting Swale

Flashy front-running debut winner Untitled (Khozan-Cindy Says, by Elusive Quality) has been purchased privately by Gary Barber and is being aimed at the seven-furlong GIII Swale S. at Gulfstream Park Feb. 1., per trainer Mark Casse. The newly turned 3-year-old colt aired first time out with a gaudy 98 Beyer Speed Figure versus Florida-breds going six furlongs in his Gulfstream debut Dec. 14 (video). Untitled's final clocking of 1:10.17 was flattered when Lady's Island (Greatness) stopped the clock in 1:10.75 for the same distance later on the that card in...

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