Thady Gosden

Ebor Week Begins with Baaeed

Ten years on from that momentous day when Frankel (GB) moved a nation, York's Knavesmire has a scenario fit to mark the anniversary as Shadwell's Baaeed (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) goes onwards and upwards in the G1 Juddmonte International. Just as the great gift afforded to the late Sir Henry Cecil entered unknown territory traversing an additional two furlongs and 56 yards that afternoon, so too does the colt that has come to represent the bridge between the legacy of the departed Sheikh Hamdan and his daughter Sheikha Hissa....

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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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Gosden Team Prefer Havlin and Doyle to Dettori at Newmarket

Frankie Dettori will not ride for John and Thady Gosden at Newmarket on Saturday, with the trainers calling on James Doyle and Robert Havlin, despite the fact that the legendary jockey rides for Ralph Backett on the same card. Dettori has ridden Sunray Major (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) in all bar one of his eight starts, but has been replaced by Doyle to ride the half-brother to Kingman (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) in the G3 House Of Cavani Menswear Criterion S. Havlin, so often relegated to the substitutes bench by Dettori...

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The Major Talking Points From Day Three at Royal Ascot

There has been no shortage of talking points at Royal Ascot this week but, perhaps the most controversial incident of them all came in the opening race on Thursday, when Paul Hanagan received a 10-day careless riding ban for veering halfway across the track en route to victory in the G2 Norfolk S. aboard The Ridler (GB) (Brazen Beau {Aus}). From that controversy to another forgettable afternoon's work for Frankie Dettori, out of luck aboard Stradivarius (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) in the G1 Gold Cup and The Queen's 2-5...

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Deal Done: Watership Down Stud Buy into Oaks Runner-up Emily Upjohn

Watership Down Stud has swopped to secure a 50% interest in Emily Upjohn (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}), runner-up in the Cazoo Oaks at Epsom when last seen.  Trained by John and Thady Gosden, Emily Upjohn was given a Timeform rating of 119p following her narrow defeat in the Oaks 10 days ago, where she overcame a slow start to go down fighting behind Tuesday (Ire) (Galileo). Emily Upjohn has a number of intriguing entries, including the Irish Oaks and the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth S.  Wherever she...

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McGivern Optimistic as Speedy Fillies Catch Attention at Arqana

DEAUVILLE, France--Deliverance came a day early for Katie McGivern at the Arqana Breeze-Up Sale as lot 64, a Sioux Nation filly and lot 66, a filly by Siyouni (Fr), finished in the top five fastest times overall in the session. It was McGivern's fillies, the only two that she brought to one of the premier breeze-up sales in Europe, who emerged from the cavalry of 130 juveniles as being up there with the fastest on show. McGivern stuck her neck out in going to €68,000 for the Siyouni filly out...

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Lord North Switched to Winter Derby

Group 1 winner Lord North (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) will not race next in the Neom Cup on Saturday, Feb. 26 as planned, and instead will point to G3 Winter Derby at Lingfield. The G1 Prince Of Wales's S. hero was last seen winning the G1 Dubai Turf by three lengths at Meydan last March. The news was first reported by Racing Post. Co-trainer John Gosden, "Lord North is fine but he has been off for so long we didn't think sending him all the way to Saudi for his first...

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Record Book Two Ends With No Half Measures

NEWMARKET, UK--On both sides of the Atlantic, the yearling sector in 2021 has shown an especially heartening vigour in the middle market--and you can't get much closer to its centre of gravity, on this side of the water, than Book 2 of the October Yearling Sale at Tattersalls. Despite losing the stimulus of Shadwell, which last year corralled 36 lots from this auction for 5,327,000gns, Wednesday's third and final session rounded off a quite astonishing performance overall. Never mind its giddy elevation on last year's sale, which had itself rallied...

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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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Future Targets Outlined For Mishriff and Lord North

After his victory in the G1 Longines Dubai Sheema Classic on Saturday, Prince Faisal's Mishriff (Ire) (Make Believe {GB}) exited the race well. A potential long-term goal for the bay is the G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at ParisLongchamp in October. Successful in the G1 Prix du Jockey Club and G2 Prix Guillaume d'Ornano at three for trainer John Gosden, who now trains with his son Thady, the 4-year-old colt saluted in the $20-million Saudi Cup on dirt in Riyadh on Feb. 20 before switching back to grass...

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Indigo Girl Eyeing 1000 Guineas Day Reappearance

Group 1 bridesmaid Indigo Girl (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) will return to the racecourse on May 2, G1 1000 Guineas Day at Newmarket, trainer John Gosden announced. However, she is not a certain starter in the first fillies' Classic in England, as the  Listed Betfair Pretty Polly S. on the Guineas undercard is also under consideration. A winner of her first start at Yarmouth in August, the George Strawbridge homebred followed up with a win in the G2 May Hill S. at Doncaster in September prior to her second in the...

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Gosdens to Have First Runners on Mar. 27

John and Thady Gosen will have their first runners under a joint licence on Saturday, Mar. 27, after announcing their imminent partnership earlier this year. Several horses, among them Haqeeqy (Ire) (Lope De Vega {Ire}) in the Doncaster Unibet Lincoln Heritage H., will step forward for the Clarehaven duo on Saturday. The news was first reported by the Racing Post. John Gosden told Racing Post, "It was always the plan to launch the dual-licence for the start of the Flat season and only delays on BHA modules due to Covid-19...

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