Coolmore Reveals Mares In St Mark's Basilica Book

St Mark's Basilica (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}), a Group 1 winner at two and an unbeaten Classic winner at three who earned Horse of the Year honours last year, is set to cover a strong book of mares at Coolmore this season when he debuts at €65,000. A handful of black-type winners and producers have already been scanned in foal to St Mark's Basilica, including: Believe'N'Succeed (Aus) (Exceed and Excel {Aus}): the dam of G1 Derby winner Anthony Van Dyck (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) and New Zealand champion sprinter Bounding (Aus) (Lonhro...

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Stars Abound In Final Galileo Crops

Two weeks removed from his death at age 23, Galileo (Ire)'s influence was keenly felt in Europe's feature races this weekend. At Ascot, Adayar (GB)-by Galileo's greatest son Frankel (GB)-became the first horse to do the Derby/King George double since Galileo himself accomplished the feat 20 years ago. On the same card, Godolphin's €260,000 Arqana Select purchase New Science (GB) (Lope De Vega {Ire}) stamped himself a 2-year-old to watch with victory in the Listed Pat Eddery S. He is out of a Galileo mare. Up North at York, horses...

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Galileo Son of Prudenzia Lights Up Deauville

The Galileo colt out of Ecurie des Monceaux's crown jewel Prudenzia (Ire) (Dansili {GB}) shot to the top of the leaderboard during Thursday's second session of the Deauville Select Yearling Sale when hammered down to MV Magnier for €2,000,000, with David Redvers the underbidder. Magnier is plenty familiar with the family, having bought the colt's full-sister, Group 1 winner Magic Wand (Ire), for €1.4-million to top this sale in 2016 and their Classic-winning three-quarter sister Chicquita (Ire) (Montjeu {Ire}) to join the Coolmore broodmare band for €6-million from Goffs November...

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Henri Bozo On The Deauville Select Yearling Sale

Henri Bozo talks about Ecurie des Monceaux's 40-strong draft for next week's Deauville Select Yearling Sale, and the opportunities available to buyers throughout the catalogue. [audio mp3=""][/audio]

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Bozo: “It's Going To Be A Year Of Opportunity”

As the leading consignor at the Arqana August Yearling Sale for eight years running, the team at Ecurie des Monceaux knows a thing or two about the importance of drawing a diverse, international assortment of buyers for the blueblooded yearlings on display. Not only did Monceaux breed and sell the top three lots at the 2019 edition of Arqana's flagship sale; it also offered the sale's only two seven-figure yearlings, which went through the ring back-to-back and sold to Godolphin (a €1.625-million Dubawi {Ire} filly now named Philomene {Ire} who...

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More Stars Arriving At Monceaux

In the midst of a global pandemic, Thoroughbred enthusiasts can find some respite in the excitement of the arrival of the future stars of the sport. The team at Ecurie des Monceaux, in the Pays d'Auge region of France, celebrated an especially exciting addition overnight on Wednesday when its budding blue hen Starlet's Sister (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) produced a bay filly by Dubawi (Ire). Racing as a homebred for William Preston, Starlet's Sister failed to win in four tries for trainer Alain de Royer Dupre. She was a full-sister, though,...

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