Twilight Son (GB)

Havana Grey Tops Profitability Index Calculated By Weatherbys

Havana Grey (GB) was the most profitable British- and Irish-based yearling sire of 2023 according to the newly-published Weatherbys Bloodstock Sales Review. Havana Grey topped the standings with a profitability index of 10.75, comfortably ahead of the next best stallion, Sioux Nation, on 6.61. Those figures were calculated by dividing each sire's 2023 yearling average by their covering fee of 2021, when the offspring in question were conceived. It was another hugely successful year on the racecourse for the progeny of Havana Grey, with the G1 Prix Morny and G1...

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Stradivarius And A'Ali Among Star Names On Show At TBA Stallion Parade

Exciting young sires A'Ali (Ire), Caturra (Ire) and Stradivarius (Ire) will feature among the galaxy of stars on show at the 2024 Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Flat Stallion Parade at Tattersalls in Newmarket on Thursday, February 1. The parade is typically limited to first- and second-year stallions, but breeders will have a wider range of sires to view this year with the invitation being extended to those whose advertised fee sits at £15,000 or less. Breeders who purchase a nomination will also be entered into a free prize draw thanks to...

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Dutch Art Retires; Cheveley Park Stud Fees Announced

Cheveley Park Stud's Ulysses (Ire), sire of three Group 3 winners this year including the Derby-placed White Birch (GB), has been trimmed to a fee of £9,000 in 2024, having been at £10,000 for the last three seasons.  His fellow resident Twilight Son (GB) will stand at £6,000, which is also a small reduction from his fee for this year. The Group 1-winning sprinter was responsible for seven black-type performers this season, including the listed winner Vetivier (GB). Twilight Son covered 35 mares this year, while Ulysses covered 50. The...

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“He Was Always A Class Horse” – Roger O'Callaghan On £500,000 Harry Angel Colt At Goffs UK Breeze-Up

DONCASTER, UK-It had felt like an apt morning to start a breeze-up sale: find a sunny nook away from the north wind, and it was a glorious spring day; find yourself exposed, and you felt a bitter parting shot of winter. That kind of polarity is pretty standard in this sector, but a stunning Goffs UK Breeze-Up Sale --headlined by a £500,000 Harry Angel colt from Tally Ho who became the most expensive Flat horse ever sold in this ring--allowed many vendors to bask, almost dazed, in their own personal...

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Cheveley Park Stud Releases 2023 Roster

Ulysses (Ire) anchors the Cheveley Park Stud roster in 2023 at £10,000. His progeny include G3 Ballysax S. scorer Piz Badile (Ire) who was also runner-up in the G1 Irish Derby, as well as second-crop colt Holloway Boy (GB), the winner of the Listed Chesham S. at Royal Ascot and third in the G1 Futurity Trophy later in the year. Twilight Son (GB) will stand for £7,000, while Mayson (GB)'s fee has been set at £6,000. Also standing for Cheveley Park is Unfortunately (Ire), who is based at Springfield House...

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Twilight Jet Too Fast In The Lacken

There was no catching Michael and Julia Iavarone and Michael O'Callaghan's Twilight Jet (Ire) (Twilight Son {GB}) in Sunday's G3 Goffs Lacken S. at Naas as he led from pillar to post in a dynamic display of speed. Sent off at 9-2, last year's G3 Cornwallis S. winner was quicker than Ballydoyle's 6-5 favourite New York City (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) at every step and gave generously for Leigh Roche to beat that Listed Committed S. scorer by three lengths. The returning G3 Anglesey S. winner Beauty Inspire (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire})...

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Cheveley Park Announces 2022 Roster

Group 1 winner Ulysses (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) anchors the 2022 Cheveley Park Stud roster at £10,000 for 2022. Already the sire of 13 winners from his first crop of runners, the chestnut's best to date is G3 Eyrefield S. second Piz Badile (Ire), while Ulysses also has the listed-placed Gwan So (GB). He is joined by Twilight Son (GB) (Kyllachy {GB}) at £7,000 and Mayson (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) at £6,000. With his eldest foals just three, the former has Group 3 winners Aria Importante (GB) and Twilight Jet (Ire)...

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Hot Stuff as Somerville Sale Lands Running

NEWMARKET, UK—In the words of one of many satisfied consignors here on Tuesday, this is a sale "going places". That was literally the case, of course, when the embryonic version first staged at Ascot only in 2017 was last year transferred to Park Paddocks as an expedient of the pandemic. But it's an ill wind that blows no good, and the market adapted so healthily to its sanctuary that it was decided to keep it there. Rebranded as the Somerville Yearling Sale, and deriving many logistical and psychological benefits from...

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Cheveley Park Unveils 2021 Roster

Led again by champion sire Pivotal (GB) (Polar Falcon), Cheveley Park announced their 2021 stallion roster on Monday. Sire of two Group 1 winners among his quintet of black-type winners this term, the 27-year-old Pivotal will again stand for a private fee in 2021. As a broodmare sire, he is responsible for 14 black-type winners, four at the Group 1 level, just this year. Dutch Art (GB) (Medicean {GB}) will also again be at a private fee for 2021. Studs around the world are reducing fees due to the ongoing...

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