Sea the Stars (Ire)

Sea the Stars' Third Realm Takes the Derby Trial

There were shades of High-Rise (Ire) (High Estate {Ire}) at Lingfield on Saturday as Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum's silks were carried to success by Third Realm (GB) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) in the Listed Lingfield Derby Trial. Winning the second blue riband prep within the week for his owner-breeder and the Roger Varian stable, the 14-1 shot who broke his maiden over an extended 10 furlongs at Nottingham Apr. 17 was held up early by David Egan before making his move downhill to the home straight. Getting first run...

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Stradivarius On Top in the Sagaro

Bjorn Nielsen's triple G1 Gold Cup hero Stradivarius (Ire) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) halted the longest losing streak of his career with a first success in Wednesday's G3 Longines Sagaro S. tackling two miles of his favoured Ascot stomping ground. Backing up another Royal triumph by snaffling a fourth G1 Goodwood Cup in July, the homebred chestnut was edged out by ill-fated G1 Epsom Derby hero Anthony Van Dyck (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) in ParisLongchamp's G2 Prix Foy in September and was not disgraced when seventh back over the same course...

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Coronation Cup Possible For Al Aasy

Sunday's G3 John Porter S. victor Al Aasy (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) is a likely starter in the June 4 G1 Cazoo Coronation Cup at Epsom according to trainer William Haggas. Also under consideration is the G3 Huxley S. at Chester on May 7 for the Shadwell colourbearer. "I don't think it was that good a race, but I thought he won well--he won like I hoped he would," said Haggas. "He's always been a very slick, smooth worker and a horse with a lot of talent, but he...

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Half to West End Girl Highlights Goresbridge Breeze Up Catalogue

The catalogue for the Tattersalls Ireland Goresbridge Breeze Up Sale is now online. A total of 226 lots will go under the hammer at Park Paddocks for the second consecutive year, as the sale was moved from its traditional Irish venue due to continued COVID-19 restrictions. The breezes will take place at the Rowley Mile at 9 a.m. on June 2, with the sale proper slated for June 3 at 10:30 a.m. John and Thady Gosden and HH Sheikha Hissa Hamdan Al Maktoum celebrated a win in the Lincoln with...

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Shadwell Reveals 2021 Mating Plans for Their Quality Broodmare Band

The mating plans for the high-quality Shadwell broodmare band were announced by the stud on Monday. Nunnery Stud's four stallions, led by new recruit Mohaather (GB) (Showcasing {GB}), will all be well supported by Shadwell. Several top-flight winners are booked to the 2020 G1 Sussex S. victor, among them dual Group 1 winners Nazeef (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}), Ghanaati (Giant's Causeway) and South African multiple Grade 1 winner Majmu (Aus) (Redoute's Choice {Aus}). They are joined by Ghanaati's Rahy half-sister, the stakes winner and G1 Oaks third Rumoush, who already...

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Star Safari Swoops in Dubai Millennium

Star Safari (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) gave trainer Charlie Appleby his third and final win on the card in the G3 Dubai Millennium S. after the earlier success of Bright Melody (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) in the second race and Naval Crown (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) in the Listed Meydan Classic. Removed from the early cavalry charge, Star Safari raced last bar two as Halimi (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}) motored along at the head of affairs. He began to slowly take closer order 500 metres from home and launched a four-wide bid...

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Barberini Lands Goffs Topper

KILDARE, Ireland--Different day, different trade. As expected, business at Goffs on Saturday proved a good bit more lively as pin-hookers and end users alike did battle for some quality foals. Although last year's corresponding top price of €135,000 was exceeded by a €155,000 Sea The Stars (Ire) filly foal, other sale indicators suggest the market continues to struggle in the face of uncontrollable circumstances. The clearance rate of 79%, while considerably improved from Friday was still a little shy of last year's 86%. Similarly, the aggregate of €4,855,900, average of...

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Half-Brother to G1SW Seismos Debuts at Deauville

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Wednesday's Insights features a half-brother to Group 1 winner Seismos (Ire) (Dalakhani {Ire}). 2.25 Deauville, Mdn, €22,000, unraced 2yo, c/g, 9 1/2f (AWT) Ecki Sauren's SUDDEN DEATH (FR) (Muhaarar {GB}), a €30,000 Arqana October yearling purchase, is the latest of 13 foals out of a half-sister to MG1SW Deutsches...

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Half-Sister to Midday Debuts at Kempton

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Wednesday's Insights features a half-sister to MG1SW Midday (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}). 5.35 Kempton, Nov, £6,300, 2yo, f, 8f (AWT) Khalid Abdullah's MAYTAL (GB) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) is kin to four black-type performers, headed by MG1SW distaffer Midday (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}), and faces one dozen rivals in...

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Oxx Saddled Final Runners on Monday

John Oxx, who announced his retirement earlier this fall, sent out his final runners on Monday. The trio of Monday runners contested a maiden at The Curragh, with the Oxx-trained Earlswood (GB) (Pivotal {GB}) finishing third in what would be the trainer's final race. Curraghglass (GB) (Zoffany {Ire}) and Safecracker (GB) (Golden Horn {GB}) also ran for the Oxx yard, but were unplaced. The day prior, Storm Legend (Ire) (Night Of Thunder {Ire}) had won at Naas. "Those are my last runners and they all ran well," said Oxx, whose...

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Sea the Stars' Sea Empress a Rising Star At Newcastle

Friday evening's Get Your Ladbrokes Daily Odds Boost Maiden Fillies' S. at Newcastle looked on paper a potential Classic pointer and the mile contest may have produced at least one exciting prospect for 2021 as Sea Empress (Ire) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) earned TDN Rising Star status in the famed Sunderland Holding silks. Slowly away and keen initially before settling under cover towards the rear, the William Haggas-trained chestnut from the immediate family of Buratino (Ire) (Exceed and Excel {Aus}) made a smooth forward move under Cieren Fallon to take...

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Half to Pride of Dubai Debuts at Newcastle

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Friday's Insights features a half-sister to Pride of Dubai (Aus) (Street Cry {Ire}). 12.35 Newmarket, Novice, £8,000, 2yo, c/g, 7fT ALANMAR (GB) (Siyouni {Fr}) cost 800,000gns at the Tattersalls October Sale Book 1 and debuts for Shadwell and the William Haggas stable. The half-brother to the smart group winners...

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