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“I Can't Get Over How Many Are Here” – Buyers Out In Force At Tattersalls Ireland

RATOATH, Ireland--When Laura Joy netted what she described at the time as a "life-changing" result here last year when her 2,000gns Tasleet (GB) colt rocked into €42,000, it proved captivating to read of the young pinhooker's profit.  It was a similar story at the Goresbridge Breeze-Up Sale when the Shinnick brothers--Andy and Johnny-netted a €170,000 payday with their Make Believe (GB) filly who was now famously said to have 'looked quick going past thistles' at home.  Tattersalls Ireland has punched well above its weight in delivering the good news stories...

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Native American A First Win On Irish Soil For Wathnan Racing

Native American (Ire) (Sioux Nation) repaid some of the Wathnan Racing investment by running out an authoritative winner of the Tattersalls Ireland Super Auction Sale S. to provide the operation with its first winner on Irish soil from as many attempts. Trained by Richard Fahey, Native American overcame an absence of over 100 days to land the €300,000 contest by over two lengths to Mercian Warrior (Ire) (Saxon Warrior {Jpn}).  The race appeared in the balance a furlong down but, when reigning Irish champion jockey Colin Keane asked the 4-5...

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Sioux Nation's Ocean Quest Too Good For Ballyogan Rivals

Jessica Harrington-trained 3-year-old filly Ocean Quest (Ire) (Sioux Nation--Gold Zain {GB}, by Aqlaam {GB}) posted a close-up fourth in Royal Ascot's G1 Commonwealth Cup when last seen and was rewarded for her consistency with an all-the-way win in Sunday's G3 Tally-Ho Stud Irish EBF Ballyogan S. at Naas. The March-foaled chestnut closed her juvenile campaign with a second in the G3 Round Tower S. at the Curragh and followed up a win in Navan's Listed Committed S. on sophomore return with a second here in the G3 Lacken S. in...

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Sioux Nation's Letsbefrankaboutit Wins The Round Tower

Coming into Saturday's six-furlong G3 Heider Family Stables Round Tower S. off an eye-catching third in a median sires series maiden over the same trip and Curragh track earlier in the month, Alymer Stud's Letsbefrankaboutit (Ire) (Sioux Nation) justified 2-1 favouritism to provide the Paddy Twomey stable with another notable pattern-race success. Confidently ridden buried in mid-division early by Billy Lee, the €240,000 Tatts Ireland Goresbridge Breeze-Up purchase was produced with a smooth run to overhaul Mansa Musa (Ire) (Ten Sovereigns {Ire}) passing the furlong pole en route to a...

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Sioux Nation's Indian Run On Top In The Acomb

Eve Johnson Houghton trainee Indian Run (Ire) (Sioux Nation--Just Wondering {Ire}, by Danehill Dancer {Ire}) bettered a debut third at Newbury with a breakthrough score at Ascot last month and continued on the upgrade with a decisive success in Wednesday's G3 Tattersalls Acomb S. at York. Racing under a firm hold in a handy fifth through the early fractions of this seven-furlong test, he loomed large out wide passing the quarter-mile marker and was ridden out once quickening to the fore approaching the final furlong to hold the late threat...

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Sioux Nation's Ocean Jewel Takes The Ballycorus

Underlining the strength of the speedier 3-year-olds this year, Al Shira'aa Farms' Ocean Jewel (Ire) (Sioux Nation) passed a stern test against the older brigade on Thursday as she captured Leopardstown's G3 TRI Equestrian Ballycorus S. Stretching out to seven furlongs, having finished third behind The Antarctic (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}) and Ocean Quest (Ire) (Sioux Nation) in the G3 Lacken S. over six at Naas last month, the Willie McCreery-trained half-sister to the 1000 Guineas heroine Mother Earth (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}) was able to use her sprinting prowess to...

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Sioux Nation Filly Tops Tattersalls Online June Sale

A filly by Sioux Nation (lot 23) took top honours as the Tattersalls Online June Sale concluded on Thursday. Offered by San Antone Lodge, the daughter of Jebediah Shine (GB) (Kyllachy {GB}) brought 23,000gns from Rycran Investments. Under the third dam is the stakes winner Cathedral (Ire) (Prince Sabo {GB}), who was also second in the G3 King George S. "It's a good day," said Richard Young of Rycran Investments. "We had a really good experience, and it is the way the world is going. It's simple and it was...

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Can Royal Scotsman Deliver in the Irish Guineas?

There was a time around three decades ago when Paul Cole's name was synonymous with the turf's leading lights left, right and centre around Europe. Over 30 years on from his last win in any of the British, Irish or French Classics, the Whatcombe Estate frontiersman who now runs his stable along with son Oliver has found one again. Not since the heady days of Generous (Ire) and co has the Berkshire stable been as electrified as it is at present thanks to Royal Scotsman (Ire) (Gleneagles {Ire}) and it...

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Sioux Nation's Brave Emperor Best In Krefeld Test

Giving up a berth in the Kentucky Derby, connections of Brave Emperor (Ire) (Sioux Nation--Roman Gal {Ire}, by Holy Roman Emperor {Ire}) took to the contrasting scene of Krefeld on Friday to garner the G3 Dr Busch-Memorial with their upwardly-mobile campaigner. Winning had become a habit for Middleham Park's flag-bearer last term and Cagnes-Sur-Mer's Listed Prix de la Californie was added to his resume after he took to the Polytrack there like a duck to water in February. Again on top in Kempton's "Road To The Kentucky Derby" Conditions S....

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“He Was Always A Class Horse” – Roger O'Callaghan On £500,000 Harry Angel Colt At Goffs UK Breeze-Up

DONCASTER, UK-It had felt like an apt morning to start a breeze-up sale: find a sunny nook away from the north wind, and it was a glorious spring day; find yourself exposed, and you felt a bitter parting shot of winter. That kind of polarity is pretty standard in this sector, but a stunning Goffs UK Breeze-Up Sale --headlined by a £500,000 Harry Angel colt from Tally Ho who became the most expensive Flat horse ever sold in this ring--allowed many vendors to bask, almost dazed, in their own personal...

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Sioux Nation's Ocean Quest Impresses In The Committed

Last seen being inched out by Treasure Trove (Ire) (Siyouni {Fr}) in The Curragh's G3 Round Tower S. in August, Ocean Quest (Ire) (Sioux Nation) returned with a vengeance at Navan on Saturday to stamp her authority on the Listed Irish Stallion Farms EBF Committed S. Held together early by Shane Foley racing freely in third, the 10-1 shot brushed aside Aesop's Fables (Ire) (No Nay Never) passing two out en route to a categoric six-length dismissal of that G2 Futurity S.-winning TDN Rising Star, with the 4-5 favourite The...

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One-Time KY Derby Hopeful Brave Emperor To Race In Germany Next

Brave Emperor (Ire) (Sioux Nation) will travel to Germany for the G3 Dr Busch Memorial at Krefeld on Apr. 28, according to Middleham Park Racing's Tom Palin. The listed winner, who was previously under consideration for the GI Kentucky Derby on May 6, ran second in the Woodford Reserve Cardinal Conditions S. when last seen on Apr. 1. "He is on his travels, he's going to go to Germany for a Group 3 on Apr. 28 [Krefeld, Dr Busch Memorial], that's where he'll run next," said Palin. "He's got no...

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