Teona (Ire)

“Real Quality” On Offer At Tattersalls December Mares Sale

A quintet of Group 1-winning race fillies anchor the 1,062-strong Tattersalls December Mares Sale from Dec. 4-7, headlined by the Sceptre Sessions on Monday, Dec. 4 and Tuesday, Dec. 5. Inaugurated last year, the Sceptre Sessions feature 1000 Guineas heroine Cachet (Ire) (Aclaim {Ire}) (1433); Pretty Polly S. victress Via Sistina (Ire) (Fastnet Rock {Aus}) (lot 1788); top-level winners Lezoo (GB) (Zoustar {Aus}) (lot 1776) and Prosperous Voyage (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}) (lot 1811), both trained by Ralph Beckett; and South African Grade 1 winner Vernichey (SAf) (Vercingetorix {SAf}) (lot 1802)....

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Group 1 Winner Teona Joins Tattersalls December Mare Sale

G1 Prix Vermeille heroine Teona (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) will be offered during the Tattersalls December Mare Sale from Dec. 4-7. In foal to Frankel (GB), the 5-year-old daughter of G1 Pretty Polly S. victress Ambivalent (Ire) (Authorized {Ire}) is a half-sister to G2 Prix Hocquart hero Al Hilalee (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}). Teona, from the family of G1 Prix de l'Abbaye winner Total Gallery (Ire) (Namid {GB}) was a 280,000gns purchase out of the 2019 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 1. Also third in the GI Breeders' Cup Turf,...

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Arc Bid Possible For Teona

Ali Saeed's G1 Prix Vermeille victress Teona (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) is possible for the Oct. 3 G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. She also carries an entry in the G1 QIPCO British Champions Fillies & Mares S. at Ascot later that month. However, trainer Roger Varian is in no rush to decide where his star pupil races next. "She got back last night and seems fine after the race, so we're very happy with that," said Varian of the daughter of Group 1 winner Ambivalent (Ire) (Authorized...

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Sea The Stars' Teona Downs Snowfall in Paris

One of the also rans when Coolmore's Snowfall (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) posted her 16-length rout in the G1 Epsom Oaks, Ali Saeed's 3-year-old filly Teona (Ire) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) enjoyed a confidence-boosting score in last month's Listed August S. at Windsor and the 18-1 chance caused a major upset to down the reopposoing 1-5 favourite in Sunday's G1 Qatar Prix Vermeille at ParisLongchamp. The 280,000gns Tattersalls October Book 1 yearling raced in third for most of this 12-furlong contest as Snowfall's stablemate La Joconde (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) set...

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Friday's Cazoo Oaks Attracts 14

The 1 1/2-mile £395,000 G1 Cazoo Oaks has drawn a field of 14, including ante-post favourite and 'TDN Rising Star' Santa Barbara (Ire) (Camelot {GB}) for Coolmore partners and Aidan O'Brien who will leave from stall four. Joining the G1 QIPCO 1000 Guineas fourth from Ballydoyle is G3 Tattersalls Musidora S. heroine Snowfall (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}), G3 Kilcarn Stud Flame Of Tara Irish EBF S. victress Divinely (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), the Group 3 placed Willow (Ire) (American Pharoah), and La Joconde (Ire) (Frankel {GB}). Saffron Beach (Ire) (New Bay...

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Varian Provides Update on Epsom Classic Quartet

Trainer Roger Varian has one colt and a trio of fillies pointing to the G1 Cazoo Derby and G1 Cazoo Oaks on June 5 and 4, respectively. However, Varian, who has only had a single Derby starter previously when second with Kingston Hill (GB) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}) in 2014, is very aware of the unique challenge the Epsom Downs offers to young 3-year-olds. "I think it's a fascinating Derby," said Varian, who recently saddled his 1,000th winner. "It looks an open Derby and a very good Derby. There are a lot...

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The Star Attraction at York

Racing royalty is on show on Wednesday as Juddmonte's Noon Star (Galileo {Ire}) takes an important step towards an Oaks bid in the G3 Tattersalls Musidora S. on York's Knavesmire. Earning 'TDN Rising Star' status when taking a 10-furlong novice event at Wetherby Apr. 25, the daughter of the prolific Group 1 winner Midday (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}) received a boost when the fourth home Sherbet Lemon (Lemon Drop Kid) captured Saturday's Listed Lingfield Oaks Trial. Teddy Grimthorpe said of the Sir Michael Stoute-trained homebred, "If you breed Galileo to...

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