Robin Of Navan

Group 1-Winning Trainer Harry Dunlop Announces Decision To Quit

Group 1-winning trainer Harry Dunlop has announced that he will quit training at the end of this season. Just over a week after established handler Joe Tuite walked away from the profession due to financial difficulties, Dunlop has revealed that he is exiting the training ranks for the same reason. Dunlop's career highlight came when Robin Of Navan (Fr) won the G1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud in 2015, while Knight To Behold (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}), Fighting Irish (Ire) (Camelot {GB}), Classic Remark (Ire) (Dr Fong) and Festoso (Ire) (Diesis...

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Barbottiere Triumphant With Group 1 Recruits

Fewer than 10 new Flat stallions have been retired to stand in France for this season, a low number compared to recent bumper years. The two Group 1 winners among the intake, Robin Of Navan (Fr) and Donjuan Triumphant (Ire), have both found themselves at the Werle family's Haras de la Barbottiere in the Sarthe region of the Pays de la Loire. To the south of the country's renowned breeding heartland of Normandy, it is nevertheless an area with a rich Thoroughbred history, with Haras du Mesnil perhaps the most...

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