The Lir Jet

Tattersalls Ireland November Flat Sale Catalogue Online

Tattersalls Ireland has released the catalogue for its November Flat Sale on Nov. 13. The November Flat Sale has produced pattern-race winners like G1 Matron S. victress Champers Elysees (GB) (Elzaam {Aus}), G2 Norfolk S. and GII Franklin-Simpson S. winner The Lir Jet (Ire) (Prince Of Lir {Ire}) and G2 Greenlands S. scorer Gustavus Weston (Ire) (Equiano {Fr}). Highlights among this year's catalogue include a yearling colt by Acclamation (GB) out of champion 2-year-old filly and winner producer Hooray (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) (lot 1380), from the family of this...

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Tylicki Joins RacehorseClub

Former Group 1-winning jockey and Sky Sports Racing presenter Freddy Tylicki has joined RacehorseClub's executive team. Tylicki said, "I'm absolutely delighted to be joining RacehorseClub and feel honoured to have been given this great opportunity. I am wholly behind the club's ambitions and truly believe that it is going to be a great success. RacehorseClub gives anyone and everyone the chance of owning an affordable share of a top-class racehorse in the UK and Ireland at the highest level with the assurance of enjoyment and great fun along the way....

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The Lir Jet Among First RacehorseClub Runners

Last year's G2 Norfolk S. winner The Lir Jet (Ire) (Prince Of Lir {Ire}) is among the first group of horses signed on for RacehorseClub, a microshare ownership group that allows investors to get in the game for a small one-time fee. Also among the first RacehorseClub flagbearers are Grand National contenders Potters Corner (Ire) (Indian Danehill {Ire}) and Balko Des Flos (Fr) (Balko {Fr}). The current share prices are £75 for Potters Corner; £80 for Balko Des Flos; and £84 for The Lir Jet. Max Pimlott, RacehorseClub's Racing Manager,...

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The Hunt For Champers At Tatts Ireland

Tattersalls Ireland's 2020 slate of flat sales comes to a belated close on Wednesday when the firm stages its November Flat Foal and Breeding Stock Sale, this year enhanced by a 109-strong yearling section. The sale was originally slated to be held on Nov. 13, but--like the company's November National Hunt Sale over the weekend--was moved when Ireland went back into stage five lockdown last month. The sale ring at Fairyhouse has now swung back into action, however, and this sale rides the momentum of a fruitful season on the...

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Boylan Flying High With The Lir Jet Family

As an aviation executive who is accustomed to spending some 250 days a year away from his home in the West of Ireland, life has been much different in 2020 for Donal Boylan. Thankfully, Boylan--who has been involved with the founding and execution of some of the most successful aircraft leasing companies in the world--has a twin passion in the form of his five-strong broodmare band, and while he and many of his jets have been grounded this year, Boylan was given quite a lift when the colt he bred,...

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Lir Can Fly, But Can He Go The Mile?

LEXINGTON, KY--Tuesday brought about another bright but cool morning in Lexington, and the European Breeders' Cup contingent-all bar the Ballydoyle brigade, which touched down in Lexington late on Monday evening and will be ensconced in quarantine until Thursday-had another opportunity to stretch their legs at Keeneland. The English and Irish Guineas winners Kameko (Kitten's Joy) and Siskin (First Defence) were among those who took to the training track for the second straight day, with Kameko once again catching the eye in a light gallop just as dawn broke. Siskin once...

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Doncaster To Offer Early Market Clues

The start of the racing season, and in fact the yearling sales season itself, may have been badly impeded by the coronavirus pandemic, but that didn't stop Goffs UK's Premier Yearling Sale graduates from getting off to a flying start once things finally did get underway. One of the fastest from the gate was The Lir Jet (Ire) (Prince Of Lir {Ire}), whose debut victory three days after racing's resumption on June 3 led to a private deal with Qatar Racing and a subsequent victory in the G2 Norfolk S....

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Earthlight Put To The Test

Godolphin's unbeaten Earthlight (Ire) (Shamardal) faces his first major test of 2020 in a strong renewal of Sunday's 6 1/2-furlong G1 LARC Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville. Facing the older sprinters for the first time, last year's G1 Prix Morny and G1 Middle Park S. winner also meets Golden Horde (Ire) (Lethal Force {Ire}) who was a neck behind him when runner-up in the Middle Park at Newmarket in September. There was no sign that his delayed start to the season had meant a diminishing of his ability when...

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Ventura Tormenta Added To Phoenix

Middleham Park Racing's G2 Prix Robert Papin winner Ventura Tormenta (Ire) (Acclamation {GB}) was one of four supplementary entries on Tuesday to Sunday's G1 Keeneland Phoenix S. at The Curragh. He was joined, as expected, by G3 Molecomb S. winner Steel Bull (Ire) (Clodovil {Ire}) as well as the G2 Airlie Stud S. winner Aloha Star (Ire) (Starspangledbanner {Aus}) and the Aidan O'Brien-trained winner Giorgio Vasari (Ire) (Air Force Blue). Ventura Tormenta will be re-opposing The Lir Jet (Ire) (Prince Of Lir {Ire}), who he beat by a head in...

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Goffs UK Unveils Premier Sale Catalogue

Goffs UK has released the catalogue for its Doncaster Premier Sale, with 423 yearlings set to go under the hammer on Sept. 1 and 2. The sale has already enjoyed a fruitful 2020, with Golden Horde (GB) (Lethal Force {Ire}) following on from fellow sale graduate Advertise (GB) (Showcasing {GB}) in winning the G1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot and The Lir Jet (Ire) (Prince of Lir {Ire}) making it back-to-back wins for the sale in the G2 Norfolk S., with A'Ali (Ire) (Society Rock {Ire}) having taken that prize...

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The Lir Jet Headed To Phoenix

G2 Norfolk S. winner The Lir Jet (Ire) (Prince Of Lir {Ire}), beaten a head when second in the July 19 G2 Prix Robert Papin, is set for next Sunday's G1 Keeneland Phoenix S. at The Curragh. The Qatar Racing colourbearer was originally slated for the Aug. 21 Nunthorpe S. against elders, but trainer Michael Bell said that is likely off the table now. "The Lir Jet worked well this morning," Bell said. "He is likely to go to Ireland now for the Phoenix S. as plans have been made...

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Acclamation's Ventura Tormenta Upsets The Lir Jet In the Robert Papin

Sixth when making his debut as The Lir Jet (Ire) (Prince of Lir {Ire}) took the honours in the G2 Norfolk S. at Royal Ascot June 19, Ventura Tormenta (Ire) (Acclamation {GB}) had made enough strides in the interim to reverse that form and cause an upset in Sunday's G2 Darley Prix Robert Papin at Chantilly. Coming back to six furlongs having finished fifth in Newmarket's G2 Superlative S. over seven July 11, Middleham Park Racing's bay broke sharply to lead against the rail under Christophe Soumillon. Tackled by The...

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