Txope (Fr)

Michael Donohoe – 'A Good Trainer Will Make A Bad Agent Look Very Clever'

   Michael O'Donohoe of BBA Ireland and leading owner Zhang Yuesheng have been making waves off the track in recent weeks after buying a number of high-quality broodmare prospects to visit the Chinese businessman's Group 1-winner Lucky Vega (Ire) at the Irish National Stud.    Zhang Yuesheng also has Royal Ascot heroine Magical Lagoon (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), who Donohoe bought from Coolmore for 305,000gns in 2020, to look forward to in Saturday's G1 Juddmonte Irish Oaks at the Curragh.    As well as speaking about Zhang Yuesheng's growing operation in...

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BBA Ireland Buys Txope For €1.2 Million On Behalf Of Yulong At Arqana

Demand for horses-in-training under both codes and breeding stock was at a premium in Deauville, as the Arqana Summer Sale wrapped its two-day stand on Friday. Towering over the proceedings was the €1.2-million purchase Txope (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}) (lot 421), who caught the eye of BBA Ireland's Michael Donohoe acting on behalf of Yulong Investments. The daughter of three-time French listed-placed mare Power of The Moon (Ire) (Acclamation {GB) was bred by Haras Voltaire and consigned by trainer Philippe Decouz. Formerly an Ecurie Griezmann colourbearer, the relative of dual group...

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Txope Heads Seven Additions to Arqana Summer Sale

Classic winner Txope (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}) heads a septet of new additions to the Arqana Summer Sale, which will be held June 29 through July 1. A total of 145 horses-in-training on the flat and over the jumps are already catalogued. Trained by Philippe Decouz on behalf of Ecurie Griezmann, the winner of the G2 German 1000 Guineas will be offered as Lot 421. She is out of the black-type mare Power of the Moon (Ire) from the family of dual group winner Zinziberine (Zieten). Offered as Lot 471, Havana...

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Siyouni's Txope Powers To German 1000 Guineas Glory

Ecurie Griezmann's battle-hardened 3-year-old filly Txope (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}--Power of the Moon {Ire}, by Acclamation {GB}) had made seven consecutive starts in stakes company leading into Sunday's G2 Wempe 102nd German 1000 Guineas at Dusseldorf and emerged with a career high to add to a victory in last term's Listed Winterkonigin Trial at Cologne. The €310,000 Arqana September yearling went postward for this second start in Germany coming back off a fifth in Deauville's Apr. 7 G3 Prix Imprudence and a runner-up finish in ParisLongchamp's May 1 Listed Prix du...

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