Rathbarry Stud

Freshman Sire Pride of Dubai Off the Mark at Ayr

Coolmore-based sire Pride of Dubai (Aus) (Street Cry {Ire}) became the latest European freshman off the mark when the twice-raced juvenile Star of Emaraaty (Ire) survived a stewards' enquiry to prevail in Monday's EBF Stallions Fillies' Novice Auction S. over an extended seven furlongs at Ayr. In front throughout, the 2-1 second favourite came under ever-increasing pressure inside the final quarter mile and was ridden out in the closing stages to deny Party Spirit (GB) (Night of Thunder {Ire}) by a neck. 3rd-Ayr, £6,400, Nov, 7-13, 2yo, f, 7f 50yT,...

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Freshman Sire Ajaya Off the Mark at Lingfield

Archie Watson trainee Igotatext (Ire) (Ajaya {GB}) became the first winner for his freshman sire (by Invincible Spirit {Ire}) with an all-weather victory, going just over six furlongs, at Lingfield. 2nd-Lingfield, £5,400, Mdn, 6-5, 2yo, 6f 1y (AWT), 1:13.56, st/sl. IGOTATEXT (IRE) (c, 2, Ajaya {GB}--Tifawt {GB}, by High Chaparral {Ire}) was quickly away from the outside stall and settled behind the leaders in third after the initial strides of this debut. Scrubbed along rounding the home turn, the 5-2 pick challenged wide once into the straight and kept on...

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Acclamation's Pretreville Dominates in the Bertrand du Breuil

Gerard Augustin-Normand's Pretreville (Fr) (Acclamation {GB}) led from pillar to post when earning a first black-type score in September's Listed Prix du Pont du Jour at Craon, his final start for the Jean-Claude Rouget stable, and made his first appearance for Pascal Bary in Monday's G3 Prix Bertrand du Breuil Longines at Chantilly. The €100,000 Arqana October yearling faced a solid cast in the day's one-mile feature and repeated his frontrunning tactics to secure a career high in style. Breaking smartly from an outer box to lead under restraint from...

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Win a Nomination to Rathbarry's James Garfield

Experts on the young stallion James Garfield (Ire) (Exceed And Excel {Aus}) can put their knowledge to the test from Saturday, April 25 via on online competition launched by Rathbarry Stud. Six questions will be posed pertaining to the 5-year-old, with the winner receiving a nomination to the G2 Mill Reef S. and G3 Greenham S. winner. James Garfield retired to Rathbarry last season and now has his first foals on the ground. "To provide a bit of fun and support for breeders in this uncertain time we have devised...

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James Garfield Sires First Foal

The first reported foal for MGSW & G1SP James Garfield (Ire) (Exceed And Excel {Aus}) was a filly born at Stetchworth and Middle Park Studs on the evening of Jan. 21, Rathbarry Stud announced on Wednesday. Owned by Stetchworth and Middle Park, the filly is out of Butsova (Ire) (Dansili {GB}), herself a half-sister to G3 Balanchine S. heroine Bye Bye Birdie (Ire) (Oasis Dream {GB}). This is the extended family of Eclipse Champion Grass Mare Dank (GB) (Dansili {GB}), Irish highweight and G1 Hong Kong Cup hero Eagle Mountain...

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