Ulysses (Ire)

Piz Badile Headed to Epsom

He won the Oaks as a rider and now Donnacha O'Brien is concentrating on securing more big-race riches at Epsom by confirming Piz Badile (Ire) (Ulysses {Ire}) to be on course for the Cazoo Derby June 4. Piz Badile announced himself as a genuine Derby contender when fighting tooth and nail to beat Buckaroo (GB) (Fastnet Rock {Aus}) in the G3 Ballysax S. at Leopardstown last month and, while O'Brien suggested a return to Leopardstown for the G3 Derrinstown Derby Trial could be a possibility at the time, the trainer...

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First Black Type Winner For Ulysses As Piz Badile Prevails

Aidan, Joseph and Donnacha O'Brien were responsible for six of the nine runners in Saturday's G3 P.W. McGrath Memorial Ballysax S. and it was the pair of juniors who played out the finish with the youngest prevailing after a thriller involving Piz Badile (Ire) (Ulysses {Ire}) and Buckaroo (GB) (Fastnet Rock {Aus}). Flaxman Stables Ireland's Piz Badile had been a half-length second to TDN Rising Star Duke de Sessa (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}) in the nine-furlong G3 Eyrefield S. here in October, but had a three-pound pull with that rival...

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Half to Advertise Starts at Lingfield

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 half-sister to triple Group 1 winner Advertise (GB). 2.30 Lingfield, Novice, £7,000, 2yo, f, 8f (AWT) SYLVIA BEACH (GB) (Ulysses {Ire}) represents the Cheveley Park Stud-John and Thady Gosden combination and is a half-sister to the G1 Prix Maurice de Gheest, G1 Commonwealth Cup and...

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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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First Winner For Ulysses At Killarney

Cheveley Park Stud's Ulysses (Ire) (by Galileo {Ire}) was the latest first-season sire to be represented by a first winner on Monday as Flaxman Stables Ireland's Piz Badile (Ire) took Killarney's opening Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden over a mile. The first foal out of the Listed Prix Zarkava winner and G2 Prix Corrida runner-up That Which Is Not (Elusive Quality), the Donnacha O'Brien-trained colt tracked the early pace in second and travelled easily to the fore passing three out along with The Aga Khan's Karakoul (Ire) (Fast Company {Ire}). Headed...

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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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Yearling Vendors Start Counting the Cost

DONCASTER, UK--Having put on a brave enough face on the opening day, the first auction of an improvised European yearling sales calendar hastened to its conclusion on Wednesday as though downing a necessary but deeply unpleasant medicine. Horses were ushered through the ring at the Goffs UK Premier Yearling Sale with a briskness that spoke of a pragmatic willingness, among vendors, to clarify the extent of the damage. The clearance rate for the session was duly maintained at 84% across the two days. Albeit trading a marginally smaller catalogue, it...

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