Zoustar Takes a Season Out as Tweenhills Fees Released

Zoustar (Aus) will not stand at Tweenhills for the 2024 covering season but will remain in Australia with plans for a return to Britain in 2025. The sire of Group 1-winning juvenile Lezoo (GB) was represented by the G1 Coolmore Stud S. winner Ozzmosis (Aus) at Flemington on Saturday. Tweenhills owner David Redvers said, "Following discussions with Antony Thompson of Widden Stud, it has been decided that after 11 consecutive Northern and Southern covering seasons, to rest Zoustar for six months in Australia. "Zoustar is happy, healthy and proving exceptionally fertile...

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ARC, Doncaster Racecourse, Qatar Racing Join Forces For Futurity Trophy Sponsorship

Arena Racing Company (ARC), Doncaster Racecourse and Qatar Racing have partnered this year to sponsor the G1 Kameko Futurity Trophy, the organisations announced in a joint statement on Friday. The one-mile event, worth £200,000, is the final Group 1 of the British Flat season and is set to be contested on Saturday, Oct. 28. A total of 66 entries remain, including Aidan O'Brien's unbeaten G1 National S. winner Henry Longfellow (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}). "We are delighted to be able to support the 2023 Kameko Futurity Trophy, a race that consistently...

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Tweenhills Takeaway Vans at Tattersalls Raise £8,500 For Racing Welfare

Tweenhills and Qatar Racing once again hosted the Tweenhills Angus Burger and Tweenhills Coffee vans at the Tattersalls December Foal and Mare Sales to raise money for Racing Welfare. The vans raised £8,500, which was donated to the charity. "We are delighted to be able to support Racing Welfare in these incredibly challenging times and wish to thank everyone for their custom," David Redvers, owner and managing director of Tweenhills, said. "Tweenhills Angus Beef is produced from the grass-fed herd of cattle reared at Tweenhills alongside the stallions, mares and...

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Lezoo Makes Group 1 Breakthrough For Zoustar at Newmarket

Marc Chan and Andrew Rosen's G3 Princess Margaret S. victrix Lezoo (GB) (Zoustar {Aus}--Roger Sez {Ire}, by Red Clubs {Ire}), who had met with defeat just once in four prior starts, made a significant breakthrough for her antipodean sire sensation (by Northern Meteor {Aus}) with a battling success in Saturday's G1 Juddmonte Cheveley Park S. at Newmarket. The 77,000gns Tattersalls Book 3 yearling and €110,000 Araqana Breeze-Up graduate made a winning debut at Bath in June, doubling up for a first black-type score in the Listed Empress S. later that...

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Business And Sport Combine In Howden's Passion For The Turf

One of the great joys of racing is its enduring ability to captivate and enthrall people at any stage of their lives. A chance spark can alight, and burst into flame. It was that way with David Howden. It is only four years since he bought a lot at a charity event at the Dragon School in Oxford that consisted of a morning on the Newmarket gallops and a day's racing at the 2000 Guineas. "My wife Fiona and my daughters, Talitha, Jemima and Kitty, came with me," says Howden....

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Breeding Rights to Showcasing and Havana Gold Added to Arqana Online

Joining the breeding rights and stallion shares announced earlier by Arqana, the Nov. 23 Online Sale will also offer breeding rights in Showcasing (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}) and Havana Gold (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}). The sire of a pair of G1 Commonwealth Cup S. winners in Quiet Reflection (GB) and Advertise (GB), Showcasing (lot 8), who stands at Whitsbury Manor Stud, has sired 10% stakes winners from all of his crops to date. Also responsible for Group 1 winner Mohaather (GB), the bay stands for £45,000 and the breeding right allows...

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Coronation Cup Glory For Pyledriver

Only 11th behind Serpentine (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) in last year's G1 Epsom Derby, Pyledriver (GB) (Harbour Watch {Ire}) put that sour experience firmly behind him on Friday when returning to register a career-best success in the G1 Coral Coronation Cup. Showing his class when successful in the G2 King Edward VII S. at Royal Ascot and the G2 Great Voltigeur S. at York last term, the bay who races for the new William Muir-Chris Grassick training partnership had been sharpened by his seasonal debut when runner-up in the G2 Jockey...

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Tweenhills Takeaway Vans Raise Over £9.8K For Racing Welfare

Tweenhills Angus Burger and Tweenhills Coffee vans were launched at the Tattersalls December Sales to raise money for Racing Welfare by Tweenhills and Qatar Racing. The initiative raised £9,865.65, which was donated by Sheikh Fahad Al-Thani, Chairman of Qatar Racing and David Redvers, Qatar Racing's Racing Manager and owner of Tweenhills, to the charity. David Redvers said, "We are delighted to be able to support Racing Welfare in these incredibly challenging times and wish to thank everyone for their custom. Tweenhills Angus Beef is produced from the grass-fed herd of...

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Name Six Qatar Racing Juveniles

Qatar Racing has launched a competition to name six of the operation's 2-year-olds of 2021. Previously featured in the Follow The Foals series, which was created by Ascot and Official Partner QIPCO, the progress of the sextet has been charted since birth. The group includes a son of Frankel (GB) out of QIPCO British Champions Fillies and Mares S. Victrix Simple Verse (Ire) (Duke Of Marmalade {Ire}). The winners of the social media competition will be selected by Qatar Racing's founder Sheikh Fahad and David Redvers, racing manager of Qatar...

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Kameko To Stand For £25,000

Kameko (Kitten's Joy-Sweeter Still {Ire}, by Rock Of Gibraltar {Ire}), who won this year's G1 2000 Guineas in race record time, will stand for £25,000 at Tweenhills Stud next year. In addition to the Guineas, Kameko won the G1 Vertem Futurity Trophy at two and the G2 Joel S. on Sept. 25 against elders. He was fourth this summer in the G1 Epsom Derby, G1 Sussex S. and G1 Juddmonte International. "It was hugely exciting to have Kameko arrive at Tweenhills last night and after a gruelling 40-hour journey from...

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First Roaring Lion Foal Born

The first foal from the lone crop of 2018 Cartier Horse of the Year Roaring Lion (Kitten's Joy), a colt, was born on Jan. 11 at Jeffrey and Phoebe Hobby's Brightwalton Stud in Newbury. He is the second foal out of Counterweight (Ire) (Azamour {Ire}), who is a sister to a trio of stakes horses including the G1 Irish Oaks and G2 Ribblesdale S. second Scottish Stage (Ire) (Selkirk) and the G2 Blandford S. winner Eleanora Duse (Ire) (Azamour {Ire}). Brightwalton Stud Manager Sean Keane said, "He is a well-made,...

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Value Sires: First Foals Of 2020

In the second installment of TDN Europe's Value Sires Series, we take a look at the sire crop with its first foals due this season. While the first real clues will be laid out once the foals actually hit the ground, many of this intake had in-foal mares go through the ring at the latest round of breeding stock sales, thus providing a minimal amount of data to tear apart. Numbers of mares bred are taken from the Weatherbys Return of Mares published in November 2019. The covering sire returns...

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