Ted Voute

Breeders' Cup Still the Plan For Mishriff

Three-time Group 1 winner Mishriff (Ire) (Make Believe {GB}) will still race next at Del Mar's Breeders' Cup meeting in early November, as long as he remains well. The John and Thady Gosden trainee, who won the G1 Prix du Jockey Club last term, ran fourth in the G1 Champion S. at Ascot on Oct. 16. He kicked off his season with a victory in the $20-million Saudi Cup on dirt in February and added Meydan's G1 Dubai Sheema Classic back on turf at the end of March. Third in...

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King George, York Options For Mishriff

While the July 24 G1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II S. is the most likely next port of call for dual Group 1 winner Mishriff (Ire) (Make Believe {GB}), the 4-year-old also has the option of the G2 York S. on the same day, said Ted Voute, racing manager to the colt's owner Prince Faisal. The plan would be to then push on to the G1 Juddmonte International on Aug. 18. After winning the Saudi Cup going 1800 metres on the dirt in February, Mishriff backed up five...

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Turf, Dirt No Problem

The John Gosden-trained, Prince Faisal homebred Mishriff (Ire) (Make Believe {GB}) stole the show in Saturday's $20-million Saudi Cup. Gary King caught up with Ted Voute, racing manager to Prince Faisal, on Monday morning to reflect on the win. GK: Prince Faisal has enjoyed incredible success in the bloodstock world over the years, which includes breeding and racing Invincible Spirit (Ire). Where does this victory rank? TV: I think being on his home dirt, as it were, I would have to say Mishriff has made Prince Faisal a very proud...

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Knicks Go, Charlatan Battle in the Desert

Knicks Go (Paynter) and Charlatan (Speightstown), a pair of major forces headlining the American racing scene in 2020, take on 12 others in Saturday's $20-million Saudi World Cup at King Abdulaziz Racecourse outside Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Both Grade I winners in their latest starts, the pair represent two of America's leading trainers, Brad Cox, who took home his first Eclipse Award last season, and Bob Baffert, a 2020 finalist who had previously annexed four training titles. Knicks Go, winner of the 2018 GI Breeders' Futurity S. while under the care...

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Mishriff Targeting Saudi Cup

Last year's G1 Prix du Jockey Club victor Mishriff (Ire) (Make Believe {GB}) is being prepared for next month's $20-million Saudi Cup, said Ted Voute, racing manager to the colt's owner/breeder Prince Faisal. Trained by John Gosden, Mishriff was second in last February's Saudi Derby on the same card before stringing together a hat trick of black-type victories over the summer, beginning with the Listed Newmarket S. prior to the French Derby and culminating in a 4 1/2-length score in the G2 Prix Guillaume d'Ornano. He was last seen beating...

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Mishriff on Track for Champion

French Derby winner Mishriff (Ire) (Make Believe {GB}) remains on course for the Oct. 17 G1 Qipco Champion S. at Ascot. The 3-year-old's connections opted not to supplement the G1 Prix du Jockey Club winner for the G1 Qatar Pix de l'Arc de Triomphe in favor of Ascot's 10-furlong feature. In his latest start, Mishriff won the Aug. 15 G2 Prix Guillaume D'Ornano at Deauville. "He's bouncing, he's going well and he's waiting for his date at Ascot," said Ted Voute, racing manager to owner Prince Faisal. [Trainer] John [Gosden]...

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Saudi-bound Trio Heads Strong Final Day at Tattersalls

NEWMARKET, UK—Ted Voute may not have been at Tattersalls but he certainly made his presence felt online when securing the three most expensive horses of the August Sale, and four in total for 650,000gns, on behalf of a new owner in Saudi Arabia. Riyadh-based Najd Stud will race the quartet of colts and geldings, who have been bought with the primary aim of targeting Saudi's King's Cup series. Leading the way was the 105-rated Walkinthesand (Ire) (lot 699), a 4-year-old son of Footstepsinthesand (Ire), who was bought from Richard Hannon's...

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Make Believe's Mishriff In Command At Newmarket

Springing a surprise in Saturday's Listed Newmarket S., Prince Faisal's homebred Mishriff (Ire) (Make Believe {GB}) was out on his own at the finish as he registered a four-length success under David Egan. Second in the Feb. 29 Saudi Derby at Riyadh, the 10-1 shot raced near the early pace before stretching on with two furlongs remaining. Staying on strongly up the hill, the G3 Hampton Court S.-bound bay had Volkan Star (Ire) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) adrift in second, with the 8-11 favourite Waldkonig (GB) (Kingman {GB}) a neck...

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Europeans Applaud American Sales Decision

Everyone in the bloodstock industry can see the bump in the road ahead. It's just a case of getting across without causing lasting damage to the engine. As such, European horsemen Tuesday applauded the dovetailing of North America's premier yearling sales as the type of wholesome collaboration required to tackle a crisis that transcends borders and oceans, never mind commercial rivalries. True, one or two quibbles could be heard on the other side of the pond. On the whole, however, Monday's announcement by Fasig-Tipton—positioning a two-day sale in Lexington, as...

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Stallion Shopping Made Easy

A one-stop shop for stallion nominations? Well maybe it's not quite there yet but, having only launched last autumn during the yearling sales, the stallion nomination trading website buyanom.com has quickly gained a decent following. A browse through its listing pages this week showed nominations available to Dandy Man (Ire), Dark Angel (Ire), Kodiac (GB), Oasis Dream (GB) and Showcasing (GB) among the more established stallions, and these are just a fraction of the those for sale, with the first-season sires available including crack sprinter Soldier's Call (GB) and Arc...

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