Shadwell Fees: Mostahdaf Starts Out at £15,000

There will be a change of scene for Shadwell's British-based stallions, who will move from Nunnery Stud to be located at the historic Beech House Stud in Newmarket for the 2024 breeding season. As previously announced, the dual Group 1 winner Mostahdaf (Ire) joins the roster for next year and will be introduced at a fee of £15,000. The son of Frankel (GB) is rated joint-second in the world rankings with Arc winner Ace Impact (Fr) on a mark of 128, just a pound lower than  Equinox (Jpn). Shadwell's star...

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'The Best Thing on the Planet': Who Are We To Disagree?

ASCOT, UK--Some of us get slower as we get older. Bradsell (GB) is getting faster. So much so that, instead of treading the more obvious three-year-old sprinter route to the Commonwealth Cup, trainer Archie Watson talked the colt's owner Shaikh Nasser Bin Hamad Al Khalifa into supplementing him for the King's Stand S., and what an inspired move that turned out to be. It takes a good horse to win at Royal Ascot once, but a proper horse to return triumphant, dropped back in trip to the minimum and with...

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'It's a Privilege to Have a Horse Like Baaeed'

Speaking in the TDN's Conversations series last month, Shadwell's racing manager Angus Gold reiterated the fortuitous appearance of Baaeed (GB) on the global stage so soon after the sad death of his breeder Sheikh Hamdam Al Maktoum. "I don't think it could be overstated how important Baaeed coming along, and the timing of it, was," Gold told Brian Sheerin. Baaeed's significance as a racehorse was exemplified by his recent ratification as the top-rated turf horse in the world in 2022, his mark of 135 making him the clear leader among...

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Value Sires Part IV: Moving On Up

It is perhaps at this level of the market that bookings have not yet been finalised for this year's matings. While a number of those named here have since moved up in fee bracket on the back of success with runners and subsequent market response, there is still plenty of value to be found in the hope that stallions coming through could be similarly upwardly mobile. The aim of this exercise has been to show the average profit for stallions at each of four different levels of the market according...

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From Havana Grey To Rajasinghe – Which Freshmen Are Here To Stay?

Not only did Havana Grey (GB) record more individual winners and total wins than any of his first-season sire rivals in Great Britain and Ireland, but he also broke the £1-million marker for total earnings, which is why he deservedly wears the champion freshman stallion crown. Those earnings were propped up by big sales race winners Shouldvebeenaring (GB) and Eddie's Boy (GB), with the latter going on to bag a Group 3 before selling for 320,000gns at the Tattersalls horses-in-training sale in October. Havana Grey had 36 winners for 76...

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Baaeed To Stand At Nunnery Stud

Connections of six-time Group 1 winner Baaeed (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}--Aghareed, by Kingmambo) have confirmed that he will join the stallion roster at Shadwell's Nunnery Stud in Norfolk for 2023. Sheikha Hissa described herself and her family to be "so proud" of Baaeed's achievements on the track and thanked trainer William Haggas for managing the career of one of the greatest horses of the modern era. Although the fee at which Baaeed will stand for in his debut season has yet to be announced, Angus Gold, Shadwell's racing manager,...

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Blow For Watson As Bradsell Ruled Out For The Season With Injury

Bradsell (GB) (Tasleet {GB}), the brilliant G2 Coventry S. winner, has been ruled out for the rest of the season after picking up an injury in the G1 Phoenix S. at the Curragh on Saturday.  Sent off favourite in that race, Bradsell stumbled leaving the stalls under Hollie Doyle and could only manage fourth behind the ultra-impressive Little Big Bear (Ire) (No Nay Never). The injury was confirmed by the colt's trainer Archie Watson in a statement, "Bradsell unfortunately sustained a season-ending injury in the Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh...

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Seven Days: A Coronation in Chantilly

Just when you thought a fully-charged Royal Ascot couldn't be topped, along came Hollie Doyle.  The royal meeting was sadly missing The Queen for all five days this year but, France's republican tendencies aside, there are few in the racing world who would deny that Doyle is now the queen of Chantilly after reaching yet another milestone to become the first woman to ride a Group 1 Classic winner in Europe. Her great triumph came aboard Nashwa (GB) (Frankel {GB}) for Imad Al Sagar, who was achieving an important landmark...

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Seven Days: A Haggas Masterclass

It hasn't been a bad week for William Haggas. The Somerville Lodge stable cat has recently gone AWOL for fear that he might be entered up at Catterick and would have to live up to the extraordinarily rich vein of form currently being exhibited by the larger quadrupeds whose fetlocks he rubs up against during evening stables. Over the last fortnight 41 horses have been sent out by the trainer and 17 of them have returned home with a trophy to add to the cabinet. Most impressively, 10 of those...

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Flat Sale Brings Tattersalls Ireland Season To A Close

Tattersalls Ireland concluded its 2021 slate of sales on Saturday with the single-session November Flat Sale of foals, yearlings and mares. From 141-head offered, 82 were sold for €567,000 at a clearance rate of 58%. The average was €6,915, and the median was a record for the sale at €5,500. Thomond O'Mara, under the Kilronan moniker, signed for the sale's top lot, a €29,000 yearling colt by first-crop sire Tasleet (GB) from Lumville Farm. The colt (lot 1372) is out of the Listed Dragon S. runner-up Ejaazah (Ire) (Acclamation {GB})....

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Mohaather Anchors Shadwell Roster

Last year's G1 Sussex S. scorer Mohaather (GB) (Showcasing {GB}) will stand his second season at Shadwell's Nunnery Stud in 2022 for a fee of £15,000, down slightly from his opening price of £20,000. The highest-rated son of Showcasing, Mohaather covered 146 mares this year. Tom Pennington, nominations and marketing manager at Shadwell, said, "We've taken the decision to reduce Mohaather's fee for 2022 in recognition of the fact that there is a significant premium placed upon first-season sires in the commercial market, and that stallions entering their second year...

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Mohaather Leads Shadwell Roster

Group 1 winner Mohaather (GB) (Showcasing {GB}-Roodeye {GB}, by Inchinor {GB}), one of four stallions on the Nunnery Stud roster in 2021, will stand for £20,000 in his first year. Retired to stud in August after securing group races at two, three and four, including the G1 Sussex S. the bay is a full-brother to MGSW Prize Exhibit (GB) (Showcasing {GB}), whose Galileo (Ire) yearling filly brought 2.8 million guineas during Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, as well as a half-brother to the dam of G1 Queen...

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