Qatar Racing

Shedaresthedevil Returns to Winning Ways in Fleur de Lis

Shedaresthedevil (Daredevil) returned to the scene of her greatest triumph for Saturday's GII Fleur de Lis S. and came home a winner for the first time since taking this venue's GIII Locust Grove S. in September. It was her sixth win from seven starts at Churchill Downs with one second. The slight second choice behind Pauline's Pearl (Tapit), who defeated her in the GI La Troienne S. May 6, Shedaresthedevil glided up to stalk from second as Super Quick (Super Saver) carved out early splits of :24.13 and :47.83. Turning...

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Why Redvers Forgave Conformation Issues to Buy Lion Of War for Just 7,000gns

Lion Of War (GB) (Roaring Lion) became a TDN Rising Star after bolting up at Newcastle on Thursday but David Redvers, who signed for the colt on behalf of Qatar Racing for just 7,000gns, revealed how he called on the opinion of co-trainer Mark Johnston in a bid to ascertain if he would stand up to training or not.  Redvers revealed he was surprised that Lion Of War was knocked down to him for just 7,000gns at Book 3 of the Tattersalls October Sale, however, he admitted that the colt's...

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Roaring Lion's Lion Of War A New TDN Rising Star at Newcastle

Qatar Racing's 2-year-old colt Lion of War (GB) (Roaring Lion) became the first scorer from the lone crop of his ill-fated sire (by Kitten's Joy), when graduating in his June 11 debut going seven furlongs at Leicester last time, and notched another notable first when becoming a TDN Rising Star with a 10-length rout in Thursday's Pertemps Riverside Restricted Novice S. over much the same distance at Newcastle. The 8-11 favourite, burdened with a seven-pound penalty, was swiftly into stride and raced under a firm hold on the front end...

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Redvers: 'Haziya our Best Chance but Mangoustine the one we Want Most'

David Redvers, racing manager for Qatar Racing, has put forward Wednesday's Kensington Palace S. favourite Haziya (Ire) (Le Havre {Ire}) as being Sheikh Fahad's best chance of having a winner at Royal Ascot, but revealed the week will be defined by how G1 French 1000 Guineas heroine Mangoustine (Fr) (Dark Angel {Ire}) performs in the G1 Coronation S. on Friday. Mangoustine carried former NBA star Tony Parker's black and white silks to victory in the G1 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches at ParisLongchamp last month and Redvers, who bought the filly...

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Australia's Ocean Road Up in Time in Gamely

Irish-bred Ocean Road, making her third start in North America, picked up her first stakes win at the highest level with a last-to-first score in Monday's GI Gamely S. at Santa Anita. Graduating second out on the Lingfield all-weather in December of 2020, the bay was third in a pair of British stakes before shipping in for Hugo Palmer to run sixth after a slow start in the GI Maker's Mark Filly & Mare Turf before finishing full of run to get up in the last stride of a Keeneland...

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Shedaresthedevil Squarely the One to Beat in La Troienne

Whisper Hill Farm, Qatar Racing and Flurry Racing Stables' Shedaresthedevil (Daredevil) is expected to jump a warm favorite as she goes in search of a third Grade I success beneath the famed Twin Spires in Friday's GI La Troienne S. Upset winner of the 2020 GI Kentucky Oaks, the bay outfought Envoutante (Uncle Mo) to win this event by a length 53 weeks ago and atoned for a third-place effort behind champion Letruska (Super Saver) in the GI Odgen Phipps S. with a 3 1/4-length score in the GI Clement...

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Saturday Insights: Curlin Well Represented by Pricey Debuters

1st-FG, $65k, Msw, 3yo, f, 6f, 1:00p.m. ET John Oxley's Catch Magic (Curlin) is unveiled here on the rail for trainer Norm Casse. The eye-catching half to Checkered Past (Smart Strike), MSW & MSP, $334,284 and three other multiple-winners of over $140,000 cost her connections $600,000 after breezing a quick :10 flat at OBSAPR last year. Right to her inside, Juddmonte will send out Patna (Into Mischief), the half-sister to Ducale (Twirling Candy) who is twice a winner and never off the board in five lifetime starts. Rounding out the...

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Fallon Promoted To Qatar Racing Number One

Cieren Fallon, who has been Qatar Racing's number two rider to Oisin Murphy since August of 2020, has been promoted to the number one role with Murphy this week sidelined by the British Horseracing Authority for 14 months. Murphy, who handed in his license in December to focus on his rehabilitation, admitted to five charges related to alcohol overages and attempting to mislead the BHA about travels and circumvent quarantine in September of 2020. Fallon, the son of six-time champion jockey Kieren Fallon, won his first Royal Ascot contest last...

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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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