Showcasing (GB)

Showcasing's Asymmetric Strikes For Richmond Triumph

Fresh from a landmark success in Tuesday's G1 Goodwood Cup, the Alan King stable was to the fore once more when Leora Judah's 2-year-old colt Asymmetric (Ire) (Showcasing {GB}) displayed an explosive turn of foot to bag Thursday's G2 Unibet Richmond S. at the Sussex track. The March-foaled bay had opened up with a pair of novice scores, over this six-furlong strip and at Newmarket in June, before relinquishing his perfect record when the wrong side of a head verdict in the latter venue's July 8 G2 July S. last...

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Showcasing's Ehraz A New Rising Star At Ascot

Shadwell's 180,000gns Tattersalls October Book 1 graduate Ehraz (GB) (Showcasing {GB}) encountered a race-fit Noble Truth (Fr) (Kingman {GB}) when running on for a two-length second in his July 9 debut tackling seven furlongs at Newmarket. Justifying odds-on favouritism in Friday's renowned six-furlong Crocker Bulteel Maiden at Ascot, the flamboyant chestnut left 10 rivals floundering in his wake and powered to 'TDN Rising Stardom' by daylight. The 4-9 pick broke in the second rank and found cover in a handy fourth through the early fractions. Angled into the clear approaching...

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Half-Brother to Siyarafina on Deck at Saint-Cloud

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 observations features a half-brother to G1 Prix Saint-Alary victrix Siyarafina (Fr) (Pivotal {GB}). 17.05 Saint-Cloud, Mdn, €27,000, unraced 3yo, c/g, 8fT His Highness The Aga Khan's SIYAZANN (FR) (Golden Horn {GB}) is a half-brother to G1 Prix Saint-Alary victrix Siyarafina (Fr) (Pivotal {GB}) and debuts for the Alain...

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Alkumait Injured, Will Miss Guineas

A knee chip sustained while running in the G3 Greenham S. on Sunday has knocked Shadwell's Alkumait (GB) (Showcasing {GB}) out of action until the autumn. The colt won a Goodwood maiden second up in July, and then added the G2 Mill Reef S. at Newbury on Sept. 19 prior to a last-placed run in the G1 Dewhurst S. on Oct. 10. Shelved until Apr. 18, the bay ran seventh in the Greenham over seven furlongs. Shadwell Racing Manager Angus Gold said, "Sadly he's come out of it with a...

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Mohaather Has First Mares In Foal

Group 1 winner Mohaather (GB) (Showcasing {GB}) has the first three mares he bred in foal, Shadwell Stud announced on Tuesday. Both the listed winner Seeharn (Ire) (Pivotal {GB}) and Dixie Dreamer (GB) (Exceed And Excel {Aus}), who is a half to stakes winner Blanche Dubawi (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}), were pronounced in foal after being covered by the G1 Sussex S. hero. Mohaather commands £20,000 this term. "It's always an exciting time of year and I was delighted to hear his first three mares had been scanned in foal," said...

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Almanzor Share Tops Arqana Online Auction

Six stallion shares and breeding rights were available during the Arqana Online sale on Wednesday, and the top lot was a 1/50th share of European highweight Almanzor (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}) that went for €310,000. The share, lot 6, was purchased by Elwick Stud and allows two nominations annually. The Haras d'Etreham resident, whose oldest foals are yearlings, sits second by average on the TDN European First-Crop Sires Sales Statistics page, with 14 yearlings sold for an average of $119,463. A breeding right in leading first-season sire Mehmas (Ire) (Acclamation...

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Stallion Shares, Breeding Rights to Sell at Arqana Online

Arqana announced six shares and breeding rights to top European stallions will be offered during an online auction at www.arqanaonline. Bidding is scheduled to commence Wednesday, Nov. 4 at noon (12:00p.m.) and conclude at 6:00 p.m. (local time). The lots on offer are: Lot 1: a share (1/50th) in Siyouni (Fr) (Pivotal {GB}) - The share gives right to one nomination every year, plus one extra nomination in 2022 and then every other year. The Aga Khan Studs' sire currently sits in second position on the European stallion rankings by...

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Whitsbury Manor Stud Releases 2021 Fees

Whitsbury Manor Stud announced the stud fees for its five stallions in 2021. Heading the roster is Showcasing (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}--Arabesque {GB}, by Zafonic), who will stand for a reduced fee of ₤45,000, Oct. 1 SLF. "Our industry finds itself in uncertain times and it is vital that we act accordingly," said Ed Harper, Director of Whitsbury Manor Stud. "We have therefore listened to our clients and chosen to drop the fees of our three highest priced stallions to offer the best possible value to breeders and keep 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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Showcasing's Alkumait Outpoints Mill Reef Rivals

Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum's twice-raced Alkumait (GB) (Showcasing {GB}) broke through tackling six furlongs in a July 28 Goodwood maiden and continued his upward path with a decisive victory returning in Saturday's G2 Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef S. at Newbury. The February-foaled bay, who had posted a close-up fourth in a July 19 novice heat over Newbury's straight six in his only other start, was 3/4-of-a-length too good for King Power Racing's 475,000gns Tattersalls October Book 1 yearling Fivethousandtoone (Ire) (Frankel {GB}), with G1 Prix Morny third...

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Yearling Vendors Start Counting the Cost

DONCASTER, UK--Having put on a brave enough face on the opening day, the first auction of an improvised European yearling sales calendar hastened to its conclusion on Wednesday as though downing a necessary but deeply unpleasant medicine. Horses were ushered through the ring at the Goffs UK Premier Yearling Sale with a briskness that spoke of a pragmatic willingness, among vendors, to clarify the extent of the damage. The clearance rate for the session was duly maintained at 84% across the two days. Albeit trading a marginally smaller catalogue, it...

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Dam of GSW Added to Tattersalls Online

Solfilia (GB) (Teofilo {Ire}), who is the dam of Saturday's GII Yellow Ribbon S. heroine and GISP Bodhicitta (GB) (Showcasing {GB}), will be offered by Salcey Forest Stud at the Tattersalls Online August Sale, the sales company announced on Monday. The 11-year-old mare is in foal to Showcasing (GB). She is joined by the winning 85p-rated Byford (Fr) (Toronado {Ire}) from Averham Park Stables. The pair bring the total entries to 15, with bidding beginning at 12 p.m. BST on Wednesday and ending at noon BST on Friday. For more...

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