Qatar Racing

Qatar Racing Stallions Will Parade at Longholes Stud

Qatar Racing stallions Kameko (Kitten's Joy), who won the G1 2000 Guineas, promising 2-year-old sire Havana Gold (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}), and Group 1 winner Lightning Spear (GB) (Pivotal {GB}) will be available to view at Longholes Stud from Sunday, Nov. 28th to Wednesday, Dec. 1 during the Tattersalls December Mares Sale. Another Qatar Racing/Tweenhills Stud roster member, Australian First-, Second- and Third-Crop Champion Sire Zoustar (Aus) (Northern Meteor {Aus}) will arrive in mid-December, and will be available to view at Tweenhills upon his return. Also, during the Tattersalls December Foal...

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Qatar Racing Releases 2022 Roster and Fees

Fees for the quartet of stallions at Tweenhills Farm and Stud were released by Qatar Racing on Tuesday. Reverse-shuttle stallion Zoustar (Aus) (Northern Meteor {Aus}) leads the roster at £25,000. A champion first- , second-, and third-season sire in the land of his birth where he commands a fee of A$154,000, the bay's first Northern Hemisphere yearlings were well received in 2021. They averaged £76,305 and 16 yearlings made £100,000 or over in Europe. G1 QIPCO 2000 Guineas hero Kameko (Kitten's Joy), who won the fastest guineas in history in...

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Dark Angel's Mangoustine Makes All For Prix Miesque Triumph

Frederic Rossi incumbent Mangoustine (Fr) (Dark Angel {Ire}) followed up an Aug. 22 debut win tackling one mile at Deauville with a black-type breakthrough in Lyon-Parilly's Sept. 23 Listed Criterium de Lyon, again over one mile, last time and continued on the upgrade with a dominant score in Tuesday's G3 Prix Miesque at Chantilly. The 23-10 second favourite was swiftly into stride for an immediate lead in this first outing at the seven-furlong trip. In command throughout, she was not for catching once bustled along to poach a decisive advantage...

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Mise En Scene Breeders' Cup Bound

Qatar Racing's Mise En Scene (GB) (Siyouni {Fr}) will make her next start in the GI Breeder' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Del Mar. Trained by James Ferguson, who won his first Group 1 race as a trainer with El Bodegon (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) in the G1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud on Saturday, the filly broke her maiden at Haydock on July 2 and captured the G3 Prestige S. at Goodwood in just her second start on Aug. 28. She was fourth in the G1 Fillies' Mile most recently on Oct....

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Murphy Earns Third Jockeys' Title

The British jockeys' championship came right down to the wire in a tight race between Oisin Murphy and William Buick in recent weeks, but despite Buick's victory aboard Creative Force on Champions Day, Murphy prevailed by two victories to earn his third consecutive champion jockey title. "I'm over the moon and thrilled to get it across the line," Murphy said. "Thank you to my family and everyone--I've got a massive support group. The last week I've had a lot of people on my side. Frankie Dettori has been there every...

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Qatar Racing Becomes BC Sprint Title Sponsor; Two WAYI Races Added for Champions Day

Breeders' Cup and Qatar Racing have entered into a multi-year partnership that designates Qatar Racing as the official partner of the $2-million GI Breeders' Cup Sprint, starting with this year's running at Del Mar Nov. 6. The deal also adds two races to the 2021 Breeders' Cup "Win and You're In" Challenge Series--the G1 QIPCO Champion S. and G1 Queen Elizabeth II S. (Sponsored by QIPCO), to be held on British Champions Day Saturday, Oct. 16 at Ascot Racecourse, will offer automatic berths into the GI Longines Breeders' Cup Turf...

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Siyouni's Mise En Scene Swoops For Prestige Triumph

Qatar Racing's unbeaten 2-year-old filly Mise En Scene (GB) (Siyouni {Fr}) backed up a four-length debut score at Haydock last month with victory on black-type bow in Saturday's G3 Tote Prestige S. at Goodwood and provided trainer James Ferguson with a landmark score in the seven-furlong fillies' test. The 7-1 chance went forward from the break and claimed a prominent slot along the rail behind the leading duo after the initial exchanges. Angled outside for a clear passage passing the quarter-mile marker, she was shaken up approaching the final furlong...

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Lions Ready To Roar At Arqana

Buyers at this weekend's Arqana August Yearling Sale will have the chance to get their hands on an extremely rare commodity when eight yearlings from the lone crop of 2018 Cartier Horse of the Year Roaring Lion go up for sale in Deauville. Qatar Racing's Roaring Lion was euthanized in August 2019 in New Zealand after suffering several bouts of colic. The grey had not long before finished covering a debut book at Tweenhills Stud in Britain that resulted in 90 registered foals. David Redvers, racing manager to Qatar Racing...

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Ten Years On, Fan Engagement A Focus For QIPCO

This weekend's QIPCO Guineas Festival at Newmarket will mark a handful of milestones, not least being the return to its rightful place on the calendar after the pandemic-ravaged season of 2020. Additionally, this year marks a decade not only since Frankel (GB) scorched up the Rowley Mile to one of the most exciting Guineas wins that likely any of us can remember, but also since the Qatar-based, Al Thani family-owned private investment company QIPCO took up the title sponsorship of the Guineas Festival as well as the QIPCO British Champions...

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Tweenhills Takeaway Vans Raise Over £9.8K For Racing Welfare

Tweenhills Angus Burger and Tweenhills Coffee vans were launched at the Tattersalls December Sales to raise money for Racing Welfare by Tweenhills and Qatar Racing. The initiative raised £9,865.65, which was donated by Sheikh Fahad Al-Thani, Chairman of Qatar Racing and David Redvers, Qatar Racing's Racing Manager and owner of Tweenhills, to the charity. David Redvers said, "We are delighted to be able to support Racing Welfare in these incredibly challenging times and wish to thank everyone for their custom. Tweenhills Angus Beef is produced from the grass-fed herd of...

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Champion Oisin Murphy Returns From Suspension at Lingfield

Champion jockey Oisin Murphy, who has been serving a three-month suspension, returns to the saddle at Lingfield on Friday. The two-time champion jockey and retained rider for Qatar Racing was banned by France Galop stewards following a positive test this past summer for cocaine metabolites. Throughout the investigation, Murphy denied taking cocaine. A France Galop hearing accepted Murphy's hair sample results and his testimony regarding unintentional environmental contamination. His three mounts over the Lingfield polytrack on Friday are: Saeed Manana and trainer James Tate's Rain Gauge (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}) in...

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Name Six Qatar Racing Juveniles

Qatar Racing has launched a competition to name six of the operation's 2-year-olds of 2021. Previously featured in the Follow The Foals series, which was created by Ascot and Official Partner QIPCO, the progress of the sextet has been charted since birth. The group includes a son of Frankel (GB) out of QIPCO British Champions Fillies and Mares S. Victrix Simple Verse (Ire) (Duke Of Marmalade {Ire}). The winners of the social media competition will be selected by Qatar Racing's founder Sheikh Fahad and David Redvers, racing manager of Qatar...

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