Stonestreet Stables

King’s Stand Target for Golden Pal

Breeders' Cup hero Golden Pal (Uncle Mo) is targetting the G1 King's Stand S. as his long term goal. Second on debut, the Ranlo Investments colourbearer filled that position again in the G2 Norfolk S. at this year's Royal Meeting before returning Stateside to take the Skidmore S. at Saratoga in September. Brought back to Keeneland for the Breeders' Cup, he turned in a solid effort to win the G2 BC Juvenile Turf Sprint on Nov. 6. Another likely Royal Ascot contender is Stonestreet Stables' G1SW Campanelle (Ire) (Kodiac {GB})....

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Oct. 25 Insights

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency BROWN & KLARAVICH UNVEIL LATEST EUROPEAN IMPORT 5th-BEL, $80K, Msw, 2yo, f, 6fT, 2:49p.m. Klaravich Stables' 400,000gns TATOCT purchase MILESTONE PAYMENT (IRE) (Lope de Vega {Ire}) makes her career bow in New York for trainer Chad Brown Saturday. Out of SW & MGSP Boastful (Ire) (Clodovil {Ire}), the gray is a half-sister to stakes winner Stage Play (Ire) (Oasis Dream {GB}). Their dam is a half to Irish Highweight Lesson in Humility (Ire) (Mujadil), who is the dam of GSW & GISP Tiger Moth (Ire)...

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Florida-Bound Invincible Spirit Colt Leads Orby

DONCASTER, UK—On a day without the millionaire highlights that we have become accustomed to at the Goffs Orby Sale, trade struggled to keep pace with recent strong renewals of this auction—a factor which had been widely expected in advance and has been seen throughout the 2020 yearling market. Despite the industry being fuelled largely by dreams, only the foolhardy could dream that this year's trade would be unaffected by a global pandemic which is not only restricting international travel but also plunging plenty of businesses into precarious situations. To a...

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Campanelle Heads Straight to Breeders’ Cup

Undefeated Campanelle (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) will head straight to the Nov. 6 GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Keeneland after connections decided to forego next weekend's G1 Cheveley Park S. at Newmarket. Campaigned by Stonestreet Stables, the Wesley Ward-trained filly broke her maiden at Gulfstream Park May 31 before taking the G2 Queen Mary S. during the Royal meeting at Ascot June 20. In her latest start at Deauville Aug. 23, she gave her trainer his third victory in the G1 Darley Prix Morny. "We took her out of...

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Kodiac’s Campanelle Dominates Morny Rivals

Sent postward as the 17-10 favourite for Sunday's G1 Darley Prix Morny at Deauville, Stonestreet Stables' Campanelle (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) added lustre to a banner season for Tally-Ho Stud with a dominant performance in her first outing beyond the five-furlong trip. She had opened up with an impressive 3 1/2-length score over five in her May 31 unveiling at Gulfstream Park, stepping up to garner Royal Ascot's June 20 G2 Queen Mary dash on black-type bow in her only other start, and the April-foaled bay went straight to the head...

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Midshipman’s Wink Wires the Colleen

Wink, a debut winner at this trip over the Belmont lawn June 12, made it two-for-two with a front-running victory at Monmouth Sunday. The chestnut filly sprinted right out to the early lead and raced keenly through an opening quarter in :21.12. In front by three lengths entering the straight, the favorite held sway over her late-closing stablemate Flying Aletha. "We liked her as soon as we got her on the grass," said winning trainer Wesley Ward. "You put her on the turf and she flies. She's all go and...

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Curlin Filly Impresses in Keeneland Debut

6th-Keeneland, $69,123, Msw, 7-9, 3yo/up, f/m, 7f, 1:23.17, gd. PALIO FLAG (f, 3, Curlin--Private Ensign {GSP, $124,384}, by A.P. Indy) showed she had plenty of class in her unveiling Thursday with a good-looking victory. Breaking sharply from stall 10, the 4-1 shot stalked from a two-wide third through a :22.28 opening quarter and :45.27 half-mile. Drawing alongside the top two entering the turn, the chestnut rolled clear in the lane, holding off a belated bid from 3-2 chalk Movie Moxy (Street Sense) to win by a neck. It was 4...

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Wednesday’s Insights: Ward Runners Return at Keeneland

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency 8th-KEE, $80K, Alw, 3yo, 5 1/2fT, 4:57p.m. Richard Ravin's MAVEN (American Pharoah), sent overseas following a debut win at Aqueduct in April, 2019, makes his first start in just over a year for trainer Wesley Ward. The chestnut colt RNA'd for £725,000 at last summer's Goffs London sale and, scratched from an expected start in the G2 Norfolk S. at Royal Ascot over ground concerns, was rerouted to win the June 29 G3 Prix de Bois at Chantilly. He was last seen finishing 10th at...

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July 4 Insights

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency PLUM PRETTY COLT DEBUTS AT GULFSTREAM 7th-GP, $47K, Msw, 3yo/up, 6 1/2f, 3:00p.m. Whisper Hill Farm homebred PLUM FUNNY (Distorted Humor), a son of MGISW Plum Pretty (Medaglia d'Oro), makes his career bow in this test for Ralph Nicks. Mandy Pope paid $4.2-million for GI Kentucky Oaks victress and millionaire Plum Pretty at the 2012 Keeneland November Sale. She has produced one winner from two foals of racing age and her recent foals include the juvenile filly Plum Awesome (Curlin) and a yearling colt by...

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Campanelle Joins Lady Aurelia as Stonestreet Ascot Winner

No one could win from stall one. That's what Stonestreet Stables' Barbara Banke heard throughout the Royal Ascot Meeting as she prepared to watch her juvenile filly Campanelle (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) make her second lifetime start in the G2 Queen Mary S. on the final day of the meet. "All during the week I kept hearing that nobody was winning from the one post position, and that we probably couldn't either," Banke said. [tdn_vimeo_embed title="Royal Ascot winner Campanelle " admp4="https://player.vimeo.com/external/418394033.sd.mp4?s=0121a3f9c4d43a70d24b60066df4ab4d2e6ba32c&profile_id=165" videomp4= "https://player.vimeo.com/external/434718483.sd.mp4?s=62363e673d01aaf9d1573e14441445f358bc854d&profile_id=165" thumbnail= ""] So from California, the top American...

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Kodiac’s Campanelle Takes the Queen Mary

Providing Wesley Ward with that much sought-after Royal winner on the final day, Stonestreet Stables' Campanelle (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) delivered a fourth renewal of the G2 Queen Mary S. for the meeting's most frequent flyer. Despite the potential poisoned chalice of stall one, the 9-2 second favourite was kept wide on the far flank by Frankie Dettori with her rider keen to have a target to aim at. Arriving at the fore alongside the smoother-travelling Sacred (GB) (Exceed and Excel {Aus}) heading to the final furlong, she had that bit...

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Kodiac Filly a Debut Winner at Gulfstream

2nd-Gulfstream, $42,000, Msw, 5-31, 2yo, 5fT, :55.66, fm. CAMPANELLE (IRE) (f, 2, Kodiac {GB}--Janina {GB} {SW-Eng}, by Namid {GB}), a 190,000gns TATOCT yearling, was sent off the 2-1 second choice in this unveiling. The bay filly broke alertly and grabbed the early lead. Pressed by stablemate and 8-5 favorite Royal Approval (Tiznow) through an opening quarter in :22.24, she scampered clear into the stretch and came home a 3 1/2-length winner. Royal Approval came home second, 9 1/2 lengths in front of longshot C.P.A Genius (Anthony's Cross). "Both horses early...

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