Wendla (GB)

Bumper Entry Still In Contention For Inaugural Gowran Classic

A total of 35 horses have stood their ground for the inaugural Irish Stallion Farms EBF Gowran Classic, which will be run at Gowran Park on Monday, June 3. The richest race in the history of the scenic Kilkenny racetrack, the Gowran Classic offers prize-money down to tenth place, with a total purse of €200,000. In addition, the winner will receive an automatic free entry into the G1 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh on Sunday, June 30. The Gowran Classic is the culmination of the Spring Series,...

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Ulysses Blueblood Wins The Mutamakina

Bouncing back from a return sixth in the seven-furlong G3 Ballylinch Stud "Priory Belle" S. at Leopardstown last month, Juddmonte's illustriously-bred Wendla (GB) (Ulysses {Ire}--Intercontinental {GB}, by Danehill) benefitted from a masterclass from Colin Keane to cause a minor upset back at that venue in Sunday's G3 Al Shira'aa Racing "Mutamakina" S. Always at the fore with the pace modest, the Ger Lyons-trained daughter of the operation's high-class Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf heroine led the sprint for home in the mile test and had enough in hand to...

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Half to Adelaide River Starts at The Curragh

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 half to the multiple Group 1-placed Adelaide River. 13.15 Curragh, Mdn, €16,500, 2yo, f, 7fT EVERLASTING (IRE) (Kingman {GB}) is one of a trio from Ballydoyle and as the only newcomer with Ryan Moore on board the clues as to her ability are already writ...

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Sister to Johannes Vermeer Debuts at Cork

  15.40 Cork, Mdn, €16,000, 2yo, f, 8fT FLIGHT OF FANCY (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}) is the latest Ballydoyle newcomer to come to the stage and this is no back-number, being a full-sister to six black-type performers of varying degrees of quality headed by the G1 Criterium International winner and G1 Melbourne Cup runner-up Johannes Vermeer (Ire) and the G1 Dewhurst S. runner-up Wembley (Ire). Among her opponents is the similarly-unraced Wendla (GB) (Ulysses {Ire}), Juddmonte's 12th foal out of their high-class Intercontinental (GB) (Danehill) who is part of Ger Lyons's...

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