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Grass-Centric Carnival Card at Meydan

Turf races rule the day in Thursday's Dubai World Cup Carnival card at Meydan. Each of the quintet of races for Thoroughbreds take place on the grass, with the $195,000 G3 Nad Al Sheba Trophy Sponsored by Gulf News the crown jewel. Held over 2810 metres, the contest drew 2019 race winner and G3 Deutsches St Leger hero Ispolini (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) who anchors the Godolphin brigade. Charlie Appleby's bay has been seen on the racecourse only sparingly, and he was in action only twice last year with a staying...

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Group 1 Trainer Robert Armstrong Passes Away at 77

Retired trainer Robert Armstrong passed away on Feb. 5 after a brief illness, reported Racing Post. He was 77. A trainer of champions Moorestyle (GB) (Manacle {GB}) and Never So Bold (GB) (Bold Lad {Ire}), Armstrong trained from his Newmarket base of St Gatien Stables for 27 years until 2000. He was a third-generation trainer after his father and grandfather. In total, his horses won 13 Group 1 races. Sheikh Hamdan utilised Armstrong as a trainer for approximately 15 years until his retirement. One of the notable winners in the...

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Colts Line Up for UAE 2000 Guineas as Carnival Continues at Meydan

The 1800-metre G3 UAE 2000 Guineas is one of two group races on the third card of the Dubai World Cup Carnival, and drew a sextet of entries led by Godolphin's Naval Crown (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}). The 104-rated bay, tops for the field, has never been off the board in five starts. Listed-placed at second asking at Ascot in July, the Charlie Appleby trainee graduated by 4 1/2 lengths in a 1400-metre York maiden on Aug. 21. His final two runs of the season were both thirds-in the Sept. 6...

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Sussex Hero A New Recruit For Nunnery

The 2020 G1 Sussex S. was arguably one of the best races of last year's flat season and the victor, Mohaather (GB) (Showcasing {GB}), won it in such a fashion that he quickly become a talking horse for the year. Mohaather was one of a team of horses who helped his owner Sheikh Hamdan become champion owner in Britain for 2020 and he is now taking up stud duties at Shadwell's Nunnery Stud. TDN's Alayna Cullen caught up with Nominations and Marketing Manager Tom Pennington. AC: Tom, I think it's...

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Elarqam, Yafta Retired to Haras de Saint Arnoult

MGSW Elarqam (GB) (Frankel {GB}-Attraction {GB}, by Efisio {GB}), who ran third in the G1 Juddmonte International in 2019 for Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell, has been retired and will stand at Haras de Saint Arnoult in partnership with Shadwell next year. The three-time group winner will command €6,000. The partnership to stand the dark bay son of Classic heroine Attraction was brokered by Richard Venn. "We are extremely excited to be standing Elarqam in France from next season, in partnership with Haras de Saint Arnoult," said Shadwell Stud Director Richard Lancaster....

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Son of Ghanaati Stars at Newmarket

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 son of Classic heroine Ghanaati (Giant's Causeway). 1.35 Newmarket, Novice, £6,900, 2yo, c/g, 7fT MUTASAABEQ (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) is the latest progeny out of Shadwell's G1 1000 Guineas and G1 Coronation S. heroine Ghanaati (Giant's Causeway) who debuts for the Charlie Hills stable. The...

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G1SW Mohaather to Stand at Nunnery Stud

Group 1 winner Mohaather (GB) (Showcasing {GB}-Roodeye {GB}, by Inchinor {GB}) will stand at Nunnery Stud in 2021, Shadwell announced on Monday. The 2020 G1 Sussex S. hero was retired earlier this year after sustaining bone bruising in his near hind fetlock joint. A fee for the bay will be announced later. Richard Lancaster, Shadwell Stud Director, said, "The entire team at Shadwell are delighted to be standing Mohaather at  Nunnery. He put up arguably the best performance of any miler this year when defeating a top-class field in the...

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Alkumait Supplemented to Dewhurst

Group winner Alkumait (GB) (Showcasing {GB}) has joined the Oct. 10 G1 Darley Dewhurst S. field after a late supplementation. Bearing the Shadwell colours alongside Owen Burrows trainee and G2 Champagne S. bridesmaid Albasheer (Ire) (Shamardal), he is one of 18 in the field for the Newmarket Group 1. The colt broke his maiden at second asking at Goodwood and doubled up with a win at Newbury in the G2 Mill Reef S. on Sept. 19. "He runs on Saturday and I've been very happy with him since Newbury," said...

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Into Mischief Colt Flies Home in Bourbon

'TDN Rising Star' Mutasaabeq took advantage of a fast pace and produced a last-to-first rally to take the GII Bourbon S. Sunday at Keeneland, punching his ticket to the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf in the "Win and You're In" qualifier. Cruising to a 4 1/2-length debut score going 5 1/2 furlongs on the Saratoga main track Aug. 8, the $425,000 Keeneland November weanling buy finished a well-beaten third in the GI Runhappy Hopeful S. there Sept. 7 and was backed down to favoritism in this turf bow. Last out...

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Invincible Spirit's Nazeef Triumphant in the Sun Chariot

Perhaps something of a forgotten horse entering Saturday's G1 Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot S. at Newmarket, Shadwell's Nazeef (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) roared back to prominence to provide John Gosden with a major pre-Arc boost. Rested after an uncharacteristically tame ninth in the 10-furlong G1 Prix Jean Romanet at Deauville Aug. 23, the G1 Falmouth S. heroine was handily placed among the group racing towards the stand's side from the outset by Jim Crowley. Responding to driving to challenge passing the two-furlong pole, the 17-2 chance kept on resolutely...

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Oasis Dream Filly Tops Challenging Orby Sale

DONCASTER, UK—The weather brightened for the final session of the Goffs Orby Sale but it has to be said that the vibe did not. True, the clearance rate remained at a respectable level, with those vendors who decided to sell continuing to be realistic in their reserves. But there was a high number of withdrawals across the two days, with an extra bunch coming on Thursday morning as Wednesday's results were digested. This, together with a dearth of international participation compared to normal, and minimal activity from the regular major...

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Tattersalls Autumn HIT Catalogue Features The Lir Jet

G2 Norfolk S. winner and G1 Phoenix S. bridesmaid The Lir Jet (Ire) (Prince Of Lir {Ire}) anchors the 1,617-lot Tattersalls Horses in Training Sale catalogue, which was released on Tuesday. One of more than 90 group and listed performers to be offered from Oct. 26-29, the bay is listed as lot 1071 from the consignment of Jamie Railton. MGSP Devious Company (Ire) (Fast Company {Ire}) (lot 630) from Tom Dascombe's Manor House Stables is another lot of note, as he is a half-brother to Group 3 winner Circumvent (GB)...

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