Foal Trade Reaches New High at Tattersalls

NEWMARKET, UK--A pair of colts by the young Darley and Shadwell stallions Masar (Ire) and Mohaather (GB) shared the top spot on the final day of foal trade at Park Paddocks which brought the curtain down, not just on a record week for weanlings but also a record year for Tattersalls--and that's before the Mares Sale even begins. The average and median for the fourth session were both up on last year, with a total of 2,267,750gns added to the overall tally from the sale of 150 foals. For the...

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Whitsbury's 'Year Never to Forget' as Chaldean's Sister Makes a Million

By Emma Berry and Brian Sheerin NEWMARKET, UK--It wasn't too hard to imagine that a Kingman (GB) half-sister to this season's leading juvenile Chaldean (GB) (Frankel {GB}) would steal the show at Tattersalls, and with shades of two years ago it was Juddmonte that swooped for the weanling from Whitsbury Manor Stud's increasingly influential broodmare Suelita (GB) (Dutch Art {GB}) at an even million gns. This time though Juddmonte's general manager Simon Mockridge was forced to stake almost double the amount it took to buy Chaldean, and that is largely...

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Alflaila Ruled Out of Bahrain Trophy

Shadwell's Alflaila (GB) (Dark Angel {Ire}) will be forced to miss Friday's G3 Bahrain International Trophy after picking up an injury after routine track work Monday. "Alflaila was having a routine canter at the racetrack at Bahrain this morning. My head lad John Lake was riding him and he was happy with him and how he moved," explained trainer Owen Burrows, who was due to have his first runner in Bahrain. "On the walk home, he felt he was a little bit short so got off him. He had an...

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The Major European Talking Points From The Breeders' Cup

American Boy Modern Games To Stand Stateside? Wouldn't it be cool if Modern Games (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) stood at Darley's Jonabell Farm in America when his racing days come to an end? Now a dual Breeders' Cup winner and a Classic hero, he has emerged as one of the leading stallion prospects this season but, given Dalham Hall Stud is already jam-packed with sons of Dubawi, standing him in Newmarket could be akin to bringing an apple to an orchard. It's not like there are an abundance of turf stallions...

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Group Winner Alflaila In Good Form For Bahrain Trip

Owen Burrows trainee Alflaila (GB) (Dark Angel {Ire}) is pleasing his trainer in advance of a start in the £600,000 G3 Bahrain International Trophy on Friday, Nov. 18. One of 14 left in the 1 1/4-mile contest, the Shadwell homebred is riding a three-race winning streak coming into the contest, having landed a Pontefract listed race in July. He followed up with the G3 Strensall S. at York a month later, and was last seen running out a 1 1/4-length victor in the G3 Darley S. at Newmarket on Oct....

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Thursday Insights: 3-Year-Old Curlin Half To Midnight Bourbon, Girvin Debuts At Churchill

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency                     10th-CD, $120K, Msw, 3yo/up, 1m, 5:35 p.m. A $500,000 Keeneland September yearling out of the 2020 Stonestreet Thoroughbreds consignment, CAWKAB (Curlin) was purchased by Shadwell Stables and makes a belated debut out of the Brad Cox barn. A 3-year-old son of Catch the Moon (Malibu Moon), Cawkab is a half-brother to four graded-stakes winners including the late GSW & MGISP Midnight Bourbon (Tiznow), GISW & up-and-coming freshman sire Girvin (Tale of Ekati), GSW Cocked and Loaded...

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Baaeed Welcomed To Shadwell's Nunnery Stud

Baaeed (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) has officially joined Nunnery Stud from trainer William Haggas and is now the headline act for Shadwell's 2023 stallion roster. Shadwell's European bloodstock manager Stephen Collins and racing manager Angus Gold were at Haggas's Sommerville Lodge to watch Baaeed's groom Ricky Hall lead the superstar colt onto the horsebox where stallion manager Mark Dean was waiting to oversee the 30-minute journey to Nunnery Stud.  Baaeed's jockey Jim Crowley, along with Richard Hills and Michael Hills, were also in attendance as those closest to Baaeed...

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Minzaal Joins Baaeed on Shadwell Roster

G1 Haydock Sprint Cup winner Minzaal (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}) has joined the Shadwell stallion roster at Derrinstown Stud in Ireland. The Shadwell team of stallions for 2023 also includes the world's best turf horse of this year, Baaeed (GB), who will be based in England at Nunnery Stud. Trained by Owen Burrows, Minzaal won the G2 Gimcrack S. at two before going on to win at the highest level this season at Haydock, in what would transpire to be his final racecourse appearance. In total, he won four of his...

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Baaeed To Stand At Nunnery Stud

Connections of six-time Group 1 winner Baaeed (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}--Aghareed, by Kingmambo) have confirmed that he will join the stallion roster at Shadwell's Nunnery Stud in Norfolk for 2023. Sheikha Hissa described herself and her family to be "so proud" of Baaeed's achievements on the track and thanked trainer William Haggas for managing the career of one of the greatest horses of the modern era. Although the fee at which Baaeed will stand for in his debut season has yet to be announced, Angus Gold, Shadwell's racing manager,...

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Baaeed In Good Order Ahead Of British Champions Day

Shadwell's unbeaten Baaeed (GB) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) is reportedly in good order following his recent home work in advance of what is likely to be his final career jump in the G1 QIPCO Champion S. at Ascot on Oct. 15. The aforementioned 10-furlong contest has always been conditioner William Haggas's preferred option for a final start. The Hills brothers have been putting Baaeed through his paces on the Newmarket gallops alongside some Group 1 stablemates, and the colt appears to have come out of his work with flying colours....

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Awtaad's Anmaat Wins Dollar War

Sent off the 5-2 favourite for Saturday's G2 Qatar Prix Dollar at ParisLongchamp, Shadwell's Anmaat (Ire) (Awtaad {Ire}) justified that confidence to prevail in a battle with Junko (GB) (Intello {Ger}) in the 10-furlong contest. Brought along steadily by Owen Burrows last term and this, the 4-year-old had sprung to prominence last time when taking Haydock's G3 Rose of Lancaster S. by four lengths Aug. 6 and after taking cover in mid-pack looked the winner in early straight with Jim Crowley motionless. Sent to the front a furlong out, the...

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Invincible Spirit's Mutasaabeq Makes All In The Joel

Allowed free rein on the lead in Friday's G2 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Joel S., Shadwell's Mutasaabeq (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) was able to turn that tactical edge to full advantage as he made all under a perfectly-crafted Jim Crowley ride. Sent off the 5-2 second favourite returning to the scene of his seven-furlong conditions success at last April's Craven meeting which saw him earn 'TDN Rising Star' status, the Charlie Hills-trained son of Ghanaati (Giant's Causeway)--who had subsequently been brought down to earth on several occasions including when a...

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