Sir Busker

Baaeed, Minzaal Continue Reporting In-Foal Mares

Shadwell and Derrinstown Stud report that both Baaeed (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}), the highest-rated turf racehorse in the world for a decade, and Minzaal (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}), the highest-rated sprinter in Europe in 2022, have over 30 mares scanning in-foal as the stallions commence covering their first books. Baaeed's in-foal mares include G1 Qipco British Champions Fillies & Mares S. winner Eshaada (GB) (Muhaarar {GB}); Seeking Solace (GB) (Exceed And Excel {Aus}), dam of 2019 champion 3-year-old sprinter in Europe and joint champion 3-year-old colt in England & Ireland...

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Strength In Numbers For Japan In Saudi Cup

by Brian Sheerin in Riyadh, Heather Anderson & Alan Carasso Wherever and whenever horses from Japan show up on the world stage, recent history dictates that they are to be taken very seriously. As recently as 12 months ago at the Saudi Cup meeting, horses representing the island nation accounted for four of the evening's six big races, and a month later in yet another desert destination, they somehow managed to one-up themselves with a spectacular five-timer on Dubai World Cup night. The nation has yet--repeat, yet--to break through in...

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GSW Sir Busker Heads to Turf at Saudi Cup Fixture

Trainer William Knight confirmed GSW Sir Busker (Ire) (Sir Prancealot {Ire}) will bypass the Saudi World Cup in favor of the 10-furlong G3 Neom Turf Cup in Riyadh Feb. 25. According to Knight, keeping the 7-year-old on the turf was the main deciding factor in settling on the gelding's next appearance. "We have talked long and hard about this, which one to go for? I promise you it has changed daily!" said Knight. "I've spoken to a couple of the jockeys about the dirt out there and taken advice from...

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Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Catalogue Features Bellabel Half

The catalogue for the Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale is now online. Featuring a half-sister to the catalogue will offer 480 yearlings during Part I of the sale on Sept. 20-21 and another 128 lots for Part II on Sept. 22. Past graduates continue to excel on the racecourse, with Bottle Of Bubbles (Ire) (Cotai Glory {GB}) taking the G3 Premio Primi Passi, and Sir Busker (Ire) (Sir Prancealot {Ire}) trotting up in the G2 York S. recently. Several yearlings are full- or half-siblings to group winners, among them a...

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'It's All About Having Winners' – Lillingston Relishing Red-Hot Run 

Purveyors of Twitter will have noticed that Luke Lillingston has made his way onto timelines on an almost daily basis in recent weeks but the Mount Coote Stud operator had his name pegged into lights on Saturday when dear old Sir Busker (Ire) (Sir Prancealot {Ire}), a horse he bought for just €25,000 in 2017, bagged the G2 Sky Bet York S.  Whether it's buying or breeding winners, Lillingston has enjoyed a year to remember and, not only did he source Sir Busker on behalf of Kennet Valley, but he...

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