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Royal Scotsman Scoots To Richmond Triumph

Fitri Hay's Royal Scotsman (GB) (Gleneagles {Ire}--Enrol {GB}, by Pivotal {GB}) finished a close up third in Royal Ascot's G2 Coventry S. and justified odds-on favouritism with a snug victory over the same six-furlong trip in Thursday's G2 Richmond S. at Goodwood. Fourth behind the 'TDN Rising Star' display of Noble Style (GB) (Kingman {GB}) contesting a hot novice heat over five furlongs at Ascot in his May 7 debut, he graduated by five lengths over this course and distance 13 days later before his black-type debut in the Coventry...

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Walsh Sells €520,000 Record-Breaking Saxon Warrior Filly

The sales ring can be a magical place, full of hope and expectation, and when an opening bid of €100,000 was struck for Katie Walsh's Saxon Warrior (Jpn) filly (lot 151) at the Tattersalls Ireland Goresbridge Breeze-up Sale on Thursday, those in attendance knew something special was on the cards. What started as a trickle soon became a flood of people packing into the arena to see the Greenhills Farm-consigned and James Hanly-bred filly set a new record at this sale with the hammer falling at €520,000 to Stephen Hillen....

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Century Dream Retired to Norton Grove Stud

Group 2 winner Century Dream (Ire) (Cape Cross {Ire}--Salacia {Ire}, by Echo of Light {GB}) has been retired and will stand at Norton Grove Stud next year. A stud fee for the G2 Celebration Mile and dual G3 Diomed S. victor will be announced later. Bred by Rabbah Bloodstock Limited, the A. Belhab-raced 7-year-old's best performance was a third in the G1 Queen Elizabeth II S. in 2018, while throughout his 35-start career, he was also placed another four times at group level. Overall, Century Dream's record stands at 10...

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Sea The Stars' Teona Downs Snowfall in Paris

One of the also rans when Coolmore's Snowfall (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) posted her 16-length rout in the G1 Epsom Oaks, Ali Saeed's 3-year-old filly Teona (Ire) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) enjoyed a confidence-boosting score in last month's Listed August S. at Windsor and the 18-1 chance caused a major upset to down the reopposoing 1-5 favourite in Sunday's G1 Qatar Prix Vermeille at ParisLongchamp. The 280,000gns Tattersalls October Book 1 yearling raced in third for most of this 12-furlong contest as Snowfall's stablemate La Joconde (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) set...

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Three-Time Melbourne Cup Placer Prince of Arran Retired

After winning his first domestic group contest with Eve Lodge (GB) (Ardad {Ire}) in the G3 Sirenia S., trainer Charlie Fellowes has called time on his likable globetrotter Prince of Arran (GB) (Shirocco {Ger}), who finished last of five in the G3 September S. at Kempton on Saturday. The Saeed bel Obaida silksbearer is best known for placing in three editions of the G1 Melbourne Cup--second in 2019 and third in both 2018 and 2020. "It is with a heavy heart that we have decided to retire Prince of Arran,"...

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Shamardal's Emaraaty Ana Prevails In Sprint Cup Thriller

It was tight at the end of Saturday's G1 Betfair Sprint Cup at Haydock, with Andrea Atzeni celebrating a black-type treble on the day on Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum's Emaraaty Ana (GB) (Shamardal) who denied Starman (GB) (Dutch Art {GB}) in a photo. Revived of late, the 5-year-old who had been second in the five-furlong G1 Nunthorpe S. at York Aug. 20 tanked along early off the pace but had plenty left to take over approaching the final furlong. Clinging on late as the even-money favourite found his stride...

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Freshman Sire Cannock Chase Off the Mark at Haydock

Vauterhill Stud-based sire Cannock Chase (Lemon Drop Kid) became the latest European freshman off the mark when Saeed Suhail's once-raced juvenile filly Run This Way (GB) outsmarted her ten rivals with a pillar-to-post victory in Tuesday's Follow BetVictor Racing On Twitter Fillies' Novice Median Auction S. at Haydock. 5th-Haydock, £5,400, Nov, 8-11, 2yo, f, 6f 212yT, 1:30.65, sf. RUN THIS WAY (GB) (f, 2, Cannock Chase--Prime Run {GB}, by Dansili {GB}), who finished off the radar when last of six in her July 30 unveiling over seven furlongs at Musselburgh,...

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Threat Anchors Tattersalls August Catalogue

MGSW Threat (Ire) (Footstepsinthesand {GB}) is the highest-rated horse at 112 in the 774-strong inaugural Tattersalls August Sale catalogue, which was released on Sunday. Consigned by Richard Hannon's East Everleigh Stables for Cheveley Park Stud as lot 469, the chestnut is one of 541 colts and geldings in and out of training set to go under the hammer from Aug. 24-26. There are also 214 fillies in and out of training, as well as 19 broodmares set to sell in Newmarket. A winner of the G2 Gimcrack S. and the...

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Dante Glory For Night of Thunder's Thunderous

Completing a notable double on the York card for Mark Johnston and Franny Norton, Highclere Thoroughbred Racing's Thunderous (Ire) (Night of Thunder {Ire}) outstayed the Niarchos Family's TDN Rising Star Highest Ground (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) to land Thursday's G2 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Dante S. Unbeaten at two and possibly in need of his comeback when runner-up in Newmarket's Listed Fairway S., the 13-2 shot tracked Ballydoyle's Cormorant (Ire) (Kingman {GB}) throughout the early stages but looked booked for second as Oisin Murphy sent Highest Ground to the front with...

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Kodiac's Frenetic Too Fast In the First Flyer

The Curragh staged the first 2-year-old black-type event of 2020 on Saturday and it was the aptly-named filly Frenetic (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) who burned off her rivals to land the spoils in the Listed GAIN First Flier S. and continue the purple patch for her sire. Sent off the 10-11 favourite having impressed on her winning debut in a June 10 Navan fillies' maiden, SBA Racing Limited's bay ploughed a lone furrow towards the stand's side under Colin Keane and never looked likely to surrender her lead. At the line,...

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It's Kodiac Again As Hello Youmzain Prevails In the Diamond Jubilee

Coming of age when winning the G1 Haydock Sprint Cup in September, Haras d'Etreham and Cambridge Stud's Hello Youmzain (Fr) (Kodiac {GB}) sprung back into action with some gusto as he battled to victory in a thrilling G1 Diamond Jubilee S. under Kevin Stott on Royal Ascot's Saturday bonanza. Breaking rapidly before gradually making his way to the stand's side, the 4-1 second favourite had to work to subdue Sceptical (GB) (Exceed and Excel {Aus}) in the last 75 yards and found the line as the strong-closing Dream of Dreams...

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