Simon Davies

Quilita Snapped Up By DahlBury For €205K

Grade 1 producer Quilita (Ger) (Lomitas {GB}) (lot 1) sold for €205,000 to Simon Davies of DahlBury during Tuesday's Goffs Instant Online Sale. Consigned by Oghill House Stud, the 12-year-old who is in foal to Arc hero Walgeist (GB), is the dam of dual Grade 1 and Cheltenham Festival winner Quilixios (GB) (Maxios {GB}). Quilita also placed at the Grade 3 level in Germany. Davies said, "Quilita appealed to us as a quality mare with a proven ability to breed Grade 1 performers, and as such she fits what we...

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DahlBury Named New Sponsor of G1 Coronation Cup

DahlBury was announced as the new sponsor for the 1 1/2-mile G1 Coronation Cup at Epsom Downs on Ladies Day, June 3. The vision of owner/breeder Simon Davies, Chief Executive Officer of the global telecommunications firm Spectra Group (UK) Ltd., DahlBury's stallion roster is based at Chapel Stud in Worcestershire. Middle distance and staying horses for both the Flat and National Hunt are the focus of the stud, which stands Planteur (Ire) (Danehill Dancer {Ire}), Walzertakt (Ger) (Montjeu {Ire}), and Bangkok (Ire) (Australia {GB}). Simon Davies said, "We are delighted...

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Chapel Stud Close at Heart

Nestled near the Malvern Hills in the west of England is Chapel Stud, a 70-acre stud farm owned and managed by Roisin Close. As well as offering services from boarding, sales preparation to breaking and pre-training the stud now boasts a dual-purpose stallion roster with new recruits Walzertakt (Ger) and Bangkok (Ire) joining the stud's three existing and established stallions, Planteur (Ire), Indian Haven (GB) and Hellvelyn (GB). Close formerly owned Bucklands Farm and Stud but when the business outgrew the facilities at that farm a move was needed. "Chapel...

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Chapel Stud to Offer 'Pick a Nom' Initiative

A new stallion nomination initiative, 'Pick a Nom', was launched by Chapel Stud on Thursday. The initiative applies to Chapel Stud stallions Bangkok (Ire) (Australia {GB}), Planteur (Ire) (Danehill Dancer {Ire}), and Walzertakt (Ger) (Montjeu {Ire}). It offers from 10% to 50% discounts on the stallions' Standard Stud Fee (FFR) of £4,000 for Planteur, £3,000 for Bangkok, and £2,500 for Walzertakt. Chapel Stud is also offering a £300 travel voucher for mares traveling more than 200 miles to the stud. For more information, please visit the Chapel Stud website. There...

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Bangkok Retired to Chapel Stud

Multiple group winner Bangkok (Ire) (Australia {GB}--Tanaghum {GB}, by Darshaan {GB}) has been retired to Chapel Stud in the UK for 2022. A fee will be announced at a later date for the dual-purpose stallion. The bay, who was bred by Barronstown Stud, will stand at Chapel on behalf of owner/breeder Simon Davies. The deal was brokered by Billy Jackson-Stops of JS Bloodstock Consultancy. A 500,000gns Tattersalls October Book 1 yearling, Bangkok raced in the colours of King Power Racing. Trained by Andrew Balding, his best win was in the...

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Planteur Nomination Added To Steeplechase Prize

The winning owner and breeder of Saturday's 'The Planteur at Chapel Stud Steeple Chase' at Sandown will win a free nomination to Planteur (GB), who recently relocated from France to stand at Chapel Stud in Britain for £3,000. The nominations are gifted by Planteur's owner and breeder Simon Davies. "The aim is to get more high quality NH stallions standing in England and Planteur definitely meets that criteria, and has lots of exciting progeny coming through," Davies said. "By providing quality, hopefully it will encourage small and large breeders to...

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