Too Darn Hot

Aga Khan Studs Reveals Blue Chip Mating Plans

In addition to its resident sires including lynchpins Siyouni (Fr) and Sea The Stars (Ire), the Aga Khan Studs will lend support to the likes of Lope De Vega (Ire) and Frankel (GB), as well as unproven sires Too Darn Hot (GB) and Ghaiyyath (Ire), with its European broodmare band in 2021. One of the stars of the Aga Khan Studs broodmare band is undoubtedly the unbeaten G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe victress Zarkava (Ire) (Zamindar). She is currently in foal to Siyouni and will visit Lope De Vega....

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Value Sires Part II: First Foals

We kicked off our annual Value Sires series earlier this week with a look at the new class of sires entering stud in 2021, and today we move on to the group with their first foals set to hit the ground in the coming months. While it is not always a straightforward task to pinpoint value in unproven sires, the ripple effects of the global pandemic make the exercise a little more interesting this year. While it has become the norm for some young sires to get fee cuts in...

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Watership Down Welcomes Too Darn Hot's Brother

While all about us nothing is quite as it should be, some pleasing normality can be found on stud farms, where the foaling and covering season has continued largely uninterrupted. At Lord and Lady Lloyd Webber's Watership Down Stud, an eagerly awaited delivery was made this week when Dar Re Mi (GB) (Singspiel {Ire}) produced a colt by her regular partner Dubawi (Ire). The ninth foal for the treble Group 1 winner is her seventh by Darley's coveted sire. The youngster is, of course, a full-brother to Too Darn Hot...

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Too Darn Hot, Blue Point To Shuttle To Australia

Champion sprinter Blue Point (Ire) (Shamardal-Scarlett Rose {GB}, by Royal Applause {GB}) and champion 2-year-old Too Darn Hot (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}-Dar Re Mi {GB}, by Singspiel {Ire}) will shuttle to Darley Australia for the Southern Hemisphere breeding season later this year. Alastair Pulford, Darley's Head of Sales in Australia, said, "To be able to offer Australian breeders these two prospects is a huge privilege. We've seen what the Darley shuttle stallions have done for Australian racing with horses like Street Cry (Ire), Teofilo (Ire), Medaglia d'Oro and recently Night Of...

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MG1SW Too Darn Hot Injured, Retired

European highweighted 2-year-old colt and MG1SW Too Darn Hot (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}--Dar Re Mi {GB}, by Singspiel {Ire}) has sustained a career-ending injury and has been subsequently retired, Watership Down Stud announced on Monday. The 2019 G1 Sussex S. winner and Lord Lloyd-Webber homebred, who also scored earlier this season in the July 7 G1 Qatar Prix Jean Prat for trainer John Gosden, underwent surgery on his right-hind cannon to repair a hairline fracture-thought to have developed during the running of the Sussex on July 31--at Newmarket Equine Hospital. Previously,...

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Over Too You

With Stradivarius (Ire) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) delivering for Frankie on Tuesday, the weight of expectation now rests on Too Darn Hot (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) to maintain the run in Wednesday's G1 Qatar Sussex S. at Goodwood. In many ways, the Lloyd-Webbers' 'TDN Rising Star' was the one who at the start of the season promised most to make this a memorable season for Dettori with his unbeaten streak culminating in juvenile champion status. That it has hardly gone to any kind of plan so far in 2019 is well-documented,...

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