Tally-Ho Stud

Kodiac’s Frenetic Too Fast In the First Flyer

The Curragh staged the first 2-year-old black-type event of 2020 on Saturday and it was the aptly-named filly Frenetic (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) who burned off her rivals to land the spoils in the Listed GAIN First Flier S. and continue the purple patch for her sire. Sent off the 10-11 favourite having impressed on her winning debut in a June 10 Navan fillies' maiden, SBA Racing Limited's bay ploughed a lone furrow towards the stand's side under Colin Keane and never looked likely to surrender her lead. At the line,...

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The Weekly Wrap: By Royal Acclaim

Back in April, when major sporting events across the world were being cancelled left, right and centre, the management team at the Queen's racecourse took the decision that, if racing had resumed in time, Royal Ascot would go ahead behind closed doors. The announcement was met with incredulity in some quarters, particularly by those keen to blame the spread of coronavirus on the Cheltenham Festival, but thank goodness Ascot stuck to its resolve to go ahead, even in extraordinary circumstances. Of course the meeting lost some of its lustre, just...

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It’s Kodiac Again As Hello Youmzain Prevails In the Diamond Jubilee

Coming of age when winning the G1 Haydock Sprint Cup in September, Haras d'Etreham and Cambridge Stud's Hello Youmzain (Fr) (Kodiac {GB}) sprung back into action with some gusto as he battled to victory in a thrilling G1 Diamond Jubilee S. under Kevin Stott on Royal Ascot's Saturday bonanza. Breaking rapidly before gradually making his way to the stand's side, the 4-1 second favourite had to work to subdue Sceptical (GB) (Exceed and Excel {Aus}) in the last 75 yards and found the line as the strong-closing Dream of Dreams...

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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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Vadamos Sires First Winner in Italy

1st-Chilivani, €5,500, 6-15, Mdn, 2yo, 1200mT, 1:13.74. SA PALA UMBROSSA (IRE) (f, 2, Vadamos {Fr}-Grain de Beaute {Ire}, by Lawman {Fr}) was tabbed a slim second-favourite at 2-1 against the colts in this debut. She ran out a solid 2 3/4-length winner over fellow filly Lory di Tony (GB) (Adaay {Ire}), by a fellow first-season sire. She is the first winner for her freshman sire and G1 Prix du Moulin de Longchamp victor (by Monsun {Ger}). Sa Pala Umbrossa is also the third foal, second to race and second winner...

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Mehmas Off The Mark With A Double

Tally-Ho Stud's Mehmas (Ire) (Acclamation {GB}), who with 146 2-year-olds boasts the largest representation of any first-season sire this year, made his presence felt by getting off the mark with two winners on Tuesday. The first, Bridge Dress Me (Ire), came over 1400 metres at Rome. Thirty minutes later, the Phillip Makin-trained Muker (Ire) defied odds of 20-1 to land a Newcastle maiden going 1000 metres on the all-weather. Bred by Epona Bloodstock, Mehmas was a 62,000gns Tattersalls October Book 2 yearling bought by Church Farm. Pinhooked at the Craven...

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Freshman Sire Mehmas Off the Mark With Two Winners.

Tally-Ho Stud-based freshman sire Mehmas (Ire) (Acclamation {GB}) got off the mark with his first two winners within 30 minutes, at Rome and Newcastle, on Tuesday. 4th-Rome, Cond, €17,600, 6-2, unraced 2yo, c/g, 7fT, 1:28.20, gd. BRIDGE DRESS ME (IRE) (c, 2, Mehmas {Ire}-Prom Dress {GB}, by Mount Nelson {GB}) was off a step slow and soon established a position wide of his rivals as they scrimmaged for position in the opening furlongs. Under a ride heading into the turn, Bridge Dress Me was five-wide turning into the straight. He...

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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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Kodiac Gelding Tops Virus-Impacted HK International Sale

The first of two sessions of the Hong Kong International Sale took place Saturday morning in the parade ring at Sha Tin Racecourse, having been postponed from Hong Kong Derby weekend in mid-March owing to the COVID-19 outbreak. Some 16 lots, purchased in Europe and South America, were scheduled to go under the hammer before five withdrawals earlier in the week left 11 ready-to-run gallopers to be offered. Owner Kerm Din, who campaigned one of the HKIS's most notable graduates in the form of 'TDN Rising Star' and MG1SW Pakistan...

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Transatlantic Pinhooks On The Classic Trail

A year after War Of Will (War Front) won the GII Risen Star S., another Arqana Breeze-up Sale graduate, Mr Monomoy (Palace Malice), landed the same race (which was divided this year) and is also on course for the American Classics. The Brad H Cox-trained colt currently heads the leaderboard on the road to the Kentucky Derby with 52 points and he is not the only graduate of the 2019 sale in Deauville to have an eye on the Run for the Roses. Ete Indien (Summer Front) was runner-up to...

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Grangemore Stud Striving For The Top

The collective noun for O'Callaghans is unknown, but at bloodstock sales around the world they can often be found travelling as a pack. An intimidating force perhaps, the Yeomanstown O'Callaghans--not to be confused with their cousins, the equally successful Tally-Ho ones--are a close-knit clan who have made a prosperous business of breeding and trading horses with a little help from sire sensation Dark Angel (Ire). Away from the sales, though, the brothers are scattered around Ireland and, at Grangemore Stud, Guy O'Callaghan is quite clearly doing his own thing. "It's...

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