Stradivarius (Ire)

Stradivarius And A'Ali Among Star Names On Show At TBA Stallion Parade

Exciting young sires A'Ali (Ire), Caturra (Ire) and Stradivarius (Ire) will feature among the galaxy of stars on show at the 2024 Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Flat Stallion Parade at Tattersalls in Newmarket on Thursday, February 1. The parade is typically limited to first- and second-year stallions, but breeders will have a wider range of sires to view this year with the invitation being extended to those whose advertised fee sits at £15,000 or less. Breeders who purchase a nomination will also be entered into a free prize draw thanks to...

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Mutasaabeq Retired To The National Stud; 2024 Roster And Fees Released

Multiple group winner Mutasaabeq (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}--Ghanaati, by Giant's Causeway) has been retired and will take up stallion duties at The National Stud in Newmarket next year. The dual G2 Joel S. hero's fee will be £6,500. "We are delighted to have secured Mutasaabeq to join our stallion roster for the 2024 season," said The National Stud CEO Anna Kerr. "He was a very consistent horse on the track and showed a great attitude in his races. It is rare that a prospect with such an outstanding pedigree becomes...

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Stradivarius Nomination Added to RoR Cricket Event

The Retraining of Racehorses Racing to Cricket event, which will take place on Sunday, Sept. 3 at Wormsley Cricket Grounds, has added a nomination to champion stayer Stradivarius (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) to the live auction. The nomination, which was donated by the stallion's owner/breeder Bjorn Nielsen, is in addition to 11 other lots, which includes nominations to Group 1 sire Aclaim (Ire) and young sire Lope Y Fernandez (Ire); a trip for four to the Punchestown Festival in May 2024 with a tour of the Irish National Stud...

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Deadline Looms for Racing Fans to Choose Hall of Famer

Just ten days remain for racing fans to choose which of five nominated stayers--Ardross (GB) (Run the Gantlet), Le Moss (Ire) (Le Levanstell {GB}), Persian Punch (Ire) (Persian Heights {GB}), Stradivarius (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}), and Yeats (Ire) (Sadler's Wells)--will join recent QIPCO British Champions Series Hall of Fame inductees Sir Michael Stoute and Sea The Stars (Ire) (Cape Cross {Ire}). The horses on the list were selected by the Hall of Fame's eight-member judging panel comprised of experts from across the horse racing industry. It is now up...

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Mojo Star Aiming To Go One Better In Gold Cup

Dual Classic runner-up Mojo Star (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) is targeting the G1 Gold Cup at Royal Ascot in June, Tom Pennington, the racing and operations manager for owner Amo Racing, revealed on Friday. Pennington said of the Richard Hannon trainee, "I saw Mojo Star last week and he looks fantastic. He's working away and, touch wood, he's sound and in great form. "He's moving well and Richard couldn't be happier with him at the moment, so hopefully it's going to be an exciting season for him." Second in...

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Into The 'Stradosphere'

It is almost unimaginable to think that this year's Yorkshire Cup, Ascot Gold Cup, Goodwood Cup or Lonsdale Cup will be run without Stradivarius (Ire). His appearance in those races had become a near constant occurrence for the past number of years and in an industry where retiring a stallion prospect at two is not out of the question we should count ourselves lucky that we were able to witness the striking son of Sea The Stars (Ire)'s prowess on the racecourse for so long. Having now swapped Newmarket Heath...

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Seven Stallions Signed On For TBA 2023 Flat Stallion Parade

A septet of first- and second-year stallions will take part in the 2023 Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Flat Stallion Parade at Tattersalls in Newmarket on Thursday, Feb. 2. All of the stallions can be viewed from 11 a.m. in the sales ring, as well as in the Left Yard after the parade. Racing broadcaster Gina Bryce and Shirley Anderson-Jolag of Tattersalls will be on hand to guide attendees through the parade discussing each stallion and their racing careers. Stallions signed on for the show include: A'Ali (Ire), Bangkok (Ire), Caturra (Ire),...

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Stradivarius To Parade At Ascot On QIPCO British Champions Day

The recently retired crack stayer Stradivarius (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) will be paraded at Ascot on QIPCO British Champions Day on Oct. 15. Bred and raced by Bjorn Nielsen, the charismatic chestnut retired with the most QIPCO British Champions Series wins in history with 16. Trained throughout his career by John and Thady Gosden, Stradivarius will be joined by fellow retired racehorses Side Glance (GB) (Passing Glance {GB}) and Trip To Paris (Ire) (Champs Elysees {GB}). Anna Kerr, Chief Executive of the National Stud, said, "We are delighted to...

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Girl Power In The Nunthorpe

Five-furlong sprints used to be the dominion of the powerhouse colts and geldings, but recent years have seen a shift in the dynamic and that could hardly be better expressed than the line-up for Friday's G1 Coolmore Wootton Bassett Nunthorpe S. at York. Four of the top five in the betting are fillies or mares and that doesn't even include last year's impressive winner Winter Power (Ire) (Bungle Inthejungle {GB}) who trades around the 20-1 mark which would have been inconceivable following her career-best here 12 months ago. Unusually, position...

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Green Light Expected For Trueshan Cup Bid

He may have been missing from Royal Ascot, but Trueshan (Fr) (Planteur {Ire}) has since reminded everybody that he belongs at the very top of the staying division and he looks set to meet Kyprios (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) and Stradivarius (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) in his defence of the G1 Al Shaqab Goodwood Cup on Tuesday. Re-routed to Newcastle to defy a big weight in the historic Northumberland Plate June 25, last year's winner has good ground and that is slow enough for connections to take the plunge. While...

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Kyprios And Stradivarius Among Goodwood Cup Nine

Kyprios (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) and Stradivarius (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) are set to renew their rivalry in Tuesday's G1 Al Shaqab Goodwood Cup after a field of nine were confirmed on Sunday. While Moyglare Stud, Coolmore and Westerberg's G1 Gold Cup winner and Bjorn Nielsen's four-times Goodwood Cup hero are set fair for the two-mile contest, Alan King will be watching the weather again for Trueshan (Fr) (Planteur {Ire}) and Mick and Janice Mariscotti's impressive Listed Esher S. winner Coltrane (Ire) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}) is another notable in the list....

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World Leader Baaeed Set to Light Up Goodwood

The unbeaten Baaeed (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}), the world's top-rated turf horse, will return to the racecourse on July 27 for the G1 Qatar Sussex S., in which he looks set to face the 2,000 Guineas and St James's Palace S winner Coroebus (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}). The clash of the Shadwell and Godolphin stars will be one of the highlights of the five-day Glorious Goodwood meeting, which gets underway next Tuesday. William Haggas, who has trained Baaeed to eight straight victories, including four Group 1 wins, said on Tuesday...

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