Sea the Stars (Ire)

Appleby Strikes Again in Jumeirah Classic with Legend Of Time

Charlie Appleby, runaway leading trainer this season at Meydan by both earnings ($8,915,500) and percentage of wins (40%) amongst those conditioners with more than a handful of runners at the meet, got his third winner on the Super Saturday card with LEGEND OF TIME (GB) (c, 3, Sea The Stars {Ire}-Kissable {Ire}, by Danehill Dancer {Ire}) in the Listed Jumeirah Classic sponsored by Arabian Adventures. His earlier wins on the evening came with Bold Act (Ire) (New Approach {Ire}) in the G2 Dubai City of Gold and with Cinderella's Dream...

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Verry Elleegant Dies From Foaling Complications

The 2021 Australasian Horse of the Year Verry Elleegant (NZ) (Zed {NZ}) has passed away due to foaling complications, announced Chris Waller via X on Sunday evening. The 11-time Group 1 winner tallied the 2021 G1 Melbourne Cup to a venerable career and had been sent to France to race for conditioner Francis-Henri Graffard. After four winless outings in the Northern Hemisphere in 2022, including appearances in the G1 Darley Prix Jean Romanet, G1 Qatar Prix de Royallieu, and her final jump in the G1 QIPCO British Champions Fillies &...

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Sea The Stars's Legend Of Time Much The Best In Jumeirah Guineas

8th-Meydan, AED500,000, Cond., 2-2, NH & SH 3yo, 1600mT, 1:36.11, gd. Godolphin celebrated their fourth winner of the day bearing the royal blue, as LEGEND OF TIME (GB) (c, 3, Sea The Stars {Ire})--Kissable {Ire} {G1SP-Ire, SW & GSP-US, $225,919}, by Danehill Dancer {Ire}) drew off to win the Jumeirah Guineas Presented by Lincoln Nautilus by two lengths on Friday. The penultimate race of the day over 1600 metres on turf, the race marked the third win in four starts for the Charlie Appleby trainee. Content to track the first...

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Sea The Stars Colt Overcomes Wide Draw In Jumeirah Guineas Trial

Legend Of Time (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) built on the promise of his winning Haydock debut to claim the Jumeirah Guineas Trial by a length over Shamrock Glitter (Fr) (Shalaa {Ire}) at Meydan on Friday, despite drawing very wide in the 1400-metre turf affair. The way the son of Kissable (Ire) (Danehill Dancer {Ire}) went about his business despite covering extra ground every step of the way and still gave the appearance of more to come, could have European Classic implications down the road. Fifth after a hampered passage...

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McStay Extends to 220K Gns for Sea The Stars Filly at Tatts Online

Cloudbreaker (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}--Deveron, by Cozzene) realised a final bid of 220,000 guineas from Avenue Bloodstock's Mark McStay during Thursday's Tattersalls Online December Sale. The 3-year-old, who earned black-type in August when finishing second in the Listed Aphrodite S. at Newmarket, was also fourth in the King George V S. at Royal Ascot earlier in June. Out of the G1 Prix Marcel Boussac placed Deveron, the Charlie Fellowes-trained filly is a half-sister to listed winners Lamar (Ire) and Haddaf (Ire). "She's a lovely filly and has been extremely...

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Half To Ribchester 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. Sunday's Observations features a half-brother to crack miler Ribchester (Ire).   16.07 Deauville, Debutantes, €30,000, 2yo, c/g, 9 1/2f (AWT) RIBBLE VIBE (IRE) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) is a half-brother to the four-times Group 1-winning miler Ribchester (Ire) who debuts on the Polytrack in the Godolphin blue for the...

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Champion Alpha Centauri Brings Up Magnier Quartet At 6 Million As Goffs Sale Continues

Expected to be the star of the show, champion Alpha Centauri (Mastercraftsman {Ire}--Alpha Lupi {Ire}, by Rahy) did not disappoint and brought a co-session-topping €6 million on the bid of MV Magnier. Also part of the Norelands draft who were selling on behalf of Niarchos family like €3.3-million mare That Which Is Not (Elusive Quality) just three hips prior, the imposing grey (lot 1263) equaled the price of her Sea The Moon (Ger) half-sister and fellow Group 1 winner Alpine Star (Ire) to share topper honours. In foal to Sea...

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Daughter of Golden Slipper Heroine Estijaab Set for Kempton Bow

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 daughter of G1 Golden Slipper heroine Estijaab (Aus) (Snitzel {Aus}) set for her debut at Kempton. 16.55 Kempton, £6,800, Nov, 2yo, f, 8f (AWT) Emirates Park's homebred EJAABIYAH (GB) (Frankel {GB}) is a Roger Varian-conditioned daughter of G1 Golden Slipper heroine Estijaab (Aus) (Snitzel {Aus}),...

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Equinox Tops Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings

Japanese superstar Equinox (Jpn) (Kitasan Black {Jpn}) has topped the rankings at 129 in the ninth edition of the 2023 World's Best Racehorse rankings followed closely by Arc winner Ace Impact (Ire) (Cracksman {GB}) and Mostahdaf (Ire) (Frankel {GB}), who are tied for second with a rating of 128 each. Noteworthy movement in the rankings include dominant G1 Queen Elizabeth II S. victor Big Rock (Fr) (Rock of Gibraltar {Ire}), now the co-fourth highest along with Hukum (Ire) (Sea the Stars {Ire}). The Breeders' Cup had its impact on the...

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Derby Winner Adayar Joins Hukum At Darley Japan Next Year

Godolphin's G1 Derby winner Adayar (Ire) (Frankel {GB}--Anna Salai, by Dubawi {Ire}) will join Hukum (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) at Darley Japan for stallion duty in 2024, Darley announced on Thursday. Fees for the G1 King George-winning duo will be revealed later. The first horse to win the Derby and the King George in the same year since his paternal grandsire Galileo (Ire), Adayar was retired in July. The bay broke his maiden by nine lengths at Nottingham at second asking at two for Charlie Appleby, and was group-placed...

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Derby Second Mojo Star To Whytemount Stud In 2024

Amo Racing's G1 Derby second Mojo Star (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}--Galley (GB), by Zamindar) will stand at Whytemount Stud in Ireland next season. Also second in the G1 St Leger and G1 Gold Cup, the 5-year-old's fee will be announced later. The news was first reported by the Racing Post. Bred by Barbara Prendergast, the bay was a 130,000gns foal at Tattersalls December in 2018, prior to being knocked down for 220,000gns as a Tattersalls October Book 1 yearling. Raced by Amo and trainer Richard Hannon, Mojo Star won...

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“Buyers Will Be Spoiled For Choice” As Goffs Breeding Stock Catalogue Revealed

Over 40 lots from the Niarchos Draft headline the 541-strong Goffs November Breeding Stock Sale catalogue, which was released on Tuesday. Some of the stars of the two-day stand on Nov. 24-25 are Classic heroine and four-time Group 1 winner Alpha Centauri (Ire) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}) (lot 1263) in foal to Sea The Stars (Ire); Group 1 winners Alpine Star (Ire) (Sea The Moon {Ger}) (lot 1240) in foal to Frankel (GB) and Albigna (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}) (lot 1212) carrying to St Marks Basilica (Fr). All three mares are from the...

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