Ulysses (Ire)

Record Clearance, As Ulysses Mare Tops Tattersalls Online

The winning mare Julia Augusta (GB) (Ulysses {Ire}) (lot 15) topped the Tattersalls Online April Sale when selling to Jimmy Chua for 72,000gns on Wednesday during a sale noted for its record clearance of 76%. Offered by Roger Varian's Carlburg Stables, the 5-year-old mare has won twice--once each on turf and the all-weather--and was fourth in the Listed Snowdrop Fillies' S. at Kempton last Saturday. From the family of Poet's Word (Ire) (Poet's Voice {GB}), she is out of a half-sister to the dam of GIII Chicago S. winner Abby...

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Piz Badile Suffers Fatal Heart Attack

Classic-placed Piz Badile (Ire) (Ulysses {Ire}) has died after suffering a heart attack while cantering last Monday. Alan Cooper, the Niarchos family's racing manager, confirmed the news to TDN Europe on Thursday. The G3 Ballysax S. winner and G1 Irish Derby runner-up was five. "Very sadly he had a heart attack last Monday doing a regular canter under Gavin Ryan who landed safely on his feet," Cooper said. "No previous indications that this would be likely to happen. He was a lovely individual who everyone liked." A Flaxman Stables homebred, the...

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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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Relative Of Megahertz Set For Kempton Debut

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Wednesday's Observations features a relative of GI Yellow Ribbon S. 17.30 Kempton, Nov, £7,000, 3yo/up, f/m, 8f (AWT) Sir Mark Prescott representative APOSTLE (GB) (Ulysses {Ire}), is the ninth foal out of dual G3 Dahlia S. victrix and G1 Matron S. runner-up and dual G1 Falmouth S. placegetter Heaven Sent...

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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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Relative Of Gio Ponti Set For Thurles Unveiling

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Thursday's Observations features a relative of Grade I sire Gio Ponti (Tale Of The Cat). 14.15 Thurles, Mdn, €15,000, 2yo, f, 8f 11yT Aidan O'Brien trainee GUSHING (American Pharoah), a $435,000 Keeneland September graduate, is a daughter of GIII Cardinal H. third Antonia Autumn (Bernstein), herself a half-sister to...

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Arqana Series Best-Turned-Out Winners Revealed

A quartet of horses and stable staff have been honoured--one from each Arqana Series race--with a best-turned-out prize by the sales company. The 2023 best-turned out winners are as follows: Herve Billot and Atlantic Ways (Ire) (Ulysses {Ire}) in the Arqana Series des Pouliches Guianand 'Suraj' Bissessur and National Interest (Fr) (Kingman {GB}) in the Arqana Series des Poulains Willy Royer and Jasna's Secret (Fr) (Galiway {GB}) in the Arqana Series Criterium d'Ete and Ger Wallis with Islandsinthestream (Ire) (Wootton Bassett {GB}) in the Haras de Bouquetot Arqana Series Criterium...

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No Nay Never's Frankel Relation Steps Out At Newbury

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Thursday's Observations features a grandson of King (Ire) (Danehill). 18.05 Newbury, Novice, £10,000, 2yo, c/g, 6fT ARRAY (IRE) (No Nay Never) wins the award for the day's best-bred newcomer, being the sixth foal out of Juddmonte's prized mare Joyeuse (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}) who shares her famed dam Kind...

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Daughter Of Echelon Set For Newmarket Debut

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Friday's Observations features a daughter of a Group 1 winner. 17.55 Newmarket, Mdn, £8,000, 2yo, f, 7fT Cheveley Park Stud's GIUDECCA (GB) (Ulysses {Ire}) is a daughter of G1 Matron S. victrix Echelon (GB) (Danehill) and thus a half-sister to G1 Falmouth S. and G1 Sun Chariot S. heroine...

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White Birch 'In Super Form' Ahead Of Derby Trial Bid

White Birch (GB) (Ulysses {Ire}) has been confirmed for the G3 Derby Trial S. at Leopardstown on Sunday. A winner last out of the G3 Ballysax S., the colt would follow in the wake of Battle Of Marengo (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), Broome (Ire) (Australia {GB}), and Bolshoi Ballet (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) as colts to have won both of the Irish Derby Trials in the past 10 years. If successful, the G1 Betfred Derby could be on the horizon at Epsom on June 3. "He came out of the race at...

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Ulysses's White Birch In Ballysax Upset

Conspicuous by his colour if not his presence in the betting market, Chantal Regalado-Gonzalez's recent acquisition White Birch (GB) (Ulysses {Ire}--Diagnostic {GB}, by Dutch Art {GB}) overhauled the customary representation of the O'Briens and Bolger in Leopardstown's G3 P W McGrath Memorial Ballysax S. to provide the John Joseph Murphy stable with a red-letter day. Anchored at the tail of the field early by Shane Foley, the almost-white grey who had opened his account by 6 1/2 lengths over seven furlongs sporting Murphy's own silks at Dundalk in November loomed...

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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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