Quickthorn (GB)

World Pool Moment of the Year Finalists Announced

There have been 27 individual World Pool Moment of the Day winners in the 2023 season--each winning groom receiving a £4,000 award--and an independent panel from the Hong Kong Jockey Club narrowed that list down to four finalists who will compete for a VIP trip for four to Hong Kong next year via a public vote. The finalists are Tomohiro Kusunoki, the groom of Japanese globetrotting superstar Equinox (Jpn) (Kitasan Black {Jpn); Paige Harrison, the groom of MG1SW Shaquille (GB) (Charm Spirit {Ire}); Raj Rasiah, groom of G1SW Quickthorn (GB)...

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Newsells Park Stud Announces 2024 Stallion Fees

Newsells Park Stud will increase the fee for Nathaniel (Ire) to £17,500 from £15,000 thanks to a strong year which included two new Group 1 winners: Poptronic (GB) and G1 Goodwood Cup victor Quickthorn (GB). The son of Galileo (Ire) had a busy covering season in 2023, with 165 mares sent his way. Without Parole (GB), who is set to have his first juvenile runners in 2024, will stand for £8,000, and A'Ali (Ire) remains at £5,000 for his third season. All are Special Live Terms. "The indubitable Nathaniel continues to deliver top-class...

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Nathaniel's Quickthorn In Brilliant Goodwood Cup Solo

Maybe the fact that it is so demanding means that it can only be a once-a-year thing, but Lady Blyth's Quickthorn (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}--Daffydowndilly {GB}, by Oasis Dream {GB}) is a joy to behold when he delivers his runaway train impression and Goodwood's gathering had a full two miles to appreciate it again on Tuesday as he turned the G1 Al Shaqab Goodwood Cup into a one-horse show. As he had last August when issuing a 14-length beating to Coltrane (Ire) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}) in York's G2 Lonsdale Cup over this...

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Romanet Next For Stay Alert

Stay Alert (GB) (Fastnet Rock {Aus}), who ran second in the G1 Pretty Polly S., will point to the G1 Prix Jean Romanet in France on Aug. 20, trainer Hughie Morrison revealed on Friday. Owned by Ben and Sir Martyn Arbib, the 4-year-old filly won the G3 Legacy Cup S. at Newbury last autumn prior to an unplaced run in the G1 British Champions Fillies & Mares S. at Ascot to end her year. She was fifth to Free Wind (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) in the G2 Middleton Fillies' S. at...

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York: All Eyes On Gold Cup-Bound Eldar Eldarov In The Yorkshire Cup

Friday's G2 Boodles Yorkshire Cup features two high-class veterans in the G2 Lonsdale Cup winner Quickthorn (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) and Broome (Ire) (Australia {GB}) whose reinvention as a stayer was confirmed with a G2 Dubai Gold Cup success, but it could be that youth counts as Eldar Eldarov (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) makes his seasonal return in the 14-furlong feature. Primed for two major efforts at three when successful in Royal Ascot's G2 Queen's Vase and the G1 St Leger at Doncaster, KHK Racing's flagbearer was only seventh stretching out to...

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Group 2 Winner Quickthorn Ready For Cadran Challenge

Group winner Quickthorn (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) will start next in the G1 Prix du Cadran at ParisLongchamp on Oct. 1, trainer Hughie Morrison confirmed on Saturday. Since beginning his 2022 campaign in April, Lady Blyth's 5-year-old gelding was second in the Listed Further Flight S. at Nottingham and filled that position again in the G3 Sagaro S. behind Princess Zoe (Ger) (Jukebox Jury {Ire}) at Ascot at the end of April. The G3 Henry II S. went his way at Sandown one month later and he triumphed in the G2...

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Nathaniel's Quickthorn Makes All In York's Lonsdale

Shorn of its main protagonists Stradivarius (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) and Trueshan (Fr) (Planteur {Ire}) in the build-up, the complexion of Friday's G2 Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup may have changed since declaration time, but nonetheless played host to a performance of note as Lady Blyth's 5-year-old gelding Quickthorn (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}--Daffydowndilly {GB}, by Oasis Dream {GB}) stepped into the void, leading his rivals a merry dance throughout, and registered a pillar-to-post victory in the Knavesmire's extended two-mile test. The March-foaled bay, who lined up off victories in the G3...

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