Ruler of the World (Ire)

Ruler of the World's La Petite Coco Prevails In Blandford Thriller

It was a case up heads up, heads down at the close of the G2 Moyglare "Jewels" Blandford S. at The Curragh on Sunday with the 3-year-old La Petite Coco (Ire) (Ruler of the World {Ire}) enjoying the rub of the green to shade it from Love (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}). On a weekend replete with close finishes, Team Valor's 16-5 shot needed all of the 10 furlongs to reel in Ballydoyle's G1 1000 Guineas and G1 Epsom Oaks heroine but there was just enough yardage to overhaul that 6-5 favourite...

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What's In a Name: La Petite Coco (Ire)

Coco has many different meanings in French and it is maybe futile to try to divine which one caught the fancy of the breeder and first owner of brave 3-year-old filly La Petite Coco (Ire) (Ruler of the World {Ire}--La Petite Virginia {Ger}, by Konigstiger {Ger})--a brilliant winner of the G3 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Give Thanks S. at Cork on Saturday. But one of those many meanings is a terme affectueux, a very popular term of endearment, equivalent to 'dear', 'darling', or 'sweetie'. Famously, "Mais non, mon coco," is...

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Ruler Of The World's La Petite Coco Stuns Give Thanks Rivals

Coming into Saturday's G3 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Give Thanks S. with a growing reputation, Team Valor's La Petite Coco (Ire) (Ruler of the World {Ire}) only served to enhance it significantly as she ruled with an iron fist in the Cork feature. Runner-up to the re-opposing Willow (Ire) (American Pharoah) in the June 23 Listed Naas Oaks Trial before dominating a conditions event over 11 furlongs at Killarney July 12, the 2-1 favourite was always travelling enthusiastically behind the front pair and when given her head by Billy Lee...

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Al Shaqab's Bouquetot Releases 2021 Roster

An eight strong roster at Haras de Bouquetot, anchored by MG1SW Shalaa (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) and new recruit and G1SW Wooded (Ire) (Wootton Bassett {GB})-both at €15,000, was announced by Al Shaqab on Thursday. The former has already sired 16 winners, among them Australian Group 3 winner Shaquero (Aus). In addition, he has a quartet of stakes placed runners worldwide, including G3 Prix Eclipse bridesmaid Legal Attack (GB). Wooded, who won the G1 Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp Longines on Arc Day, also won May's G3 Prix Texanita. Toronado...

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