Whitsbury Manor Stud

First Black Type Winner For Havana Grey

With the kind of start that Whitsbury Manor Stud's Havana Grey (GB) has enjoyed, it was only a matter of time before his first crop featured a black-type winner and it duly came at Naas on Wednesday evening. Supplied by the Amo Racing And Omnihorse Racing-owned and Alice Haynes-trained filly Lady Hollywood (GB) in the five-furlong Listed Arqana Irish EBF Marwell S., the landmark is surely only the beginning in this category for one of the most successful first-season sires of recent times (by Havana Gold {Ire}). Always travelling easily...

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Seven Days: Mercury Rising

An awful lot of people have been getting hot under the collar this week, and not just because a heatwave is currently sweeping Europe, leading to the cancellation of five race meetings in England and some rejigging of times and locations on the continent. The BHA's whip report was published last Tuesday sparking a predictably wide range of views being aired on both sides of the debate. While some believe that by enforcing changes racing is pandering to those who don't understand the sport and need educating as to horse...

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Showcasing's Sense of Duty Outclasses Chipchase Rivals

St Albans Bloodstock's Sense of Duty (GB) (Showcasing {GB}), successful in the second of two juvenile starts, opened this term with an Apr. 28 Redcar conditions score and went postward for Saturday's G3 Pertemps Network Chipchase S. at Newcastle coming back from a neck defeat of G1 Commonwealth Cup third Flotus (Ire) (Starspangledbanner {Aus}) in Haydock's May 20 Listed Cecil Frail S. last time. Settled off the tempo until coaxed closer after halfway, the 15-8 favourite quickened smartly to seize control approaching the final furlong and powered clear of toiling...

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Seven Days: A Coronation in Chantilly

Just when you thought a fully-charged Royal Ascot couldn't be topped, along came Hollie Doyle.  The royal meeting was sadly missing The Queen for all five days this year but, France's republican tendencies aside, there are few in the racing world who would deny that Doyle is now the queen of Chantilly after reaching yet another milestone to become the first woman to ride a Group 1 Classic winner in Europe. Her great triumph came aboard Nashwa (GB) (Frankel {GB}) for Imad Al Sagar, who was achieving an important landmark...

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Harper Happy with Havana Grey's Bright Start at Stud

No first-season sire has made an impact with his runners on the track quite like Havana Grey (GB) (Havana Gold {Ire}) has and, for all that Ed Harper of Whitsbury Manor Stud is petrified to tempt fate, he agreed that the early signs are hugely positive for their up-and-coming stallion. Havana Grey was a brilliant 2-year-old himself, winning the G3 Molecomb S. before finishing runner-up in the G1 Prix Morny and G2 Flying Childers S., but it wasn't until the end of his 3-year-old campaign until he recorded his greatest...

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Showcasing's Dramatised A New TDN Rising Star

Clipper Logistics' 2-year-old filly Dramatised (Ire) (Showcasing {GB}) went postward as the 9-4 favourite for Friday's My Odds Boost On Betfair British EBF Maiden Fillies' S. at Newmarket and dominated the five-furlong dash with an explosive performance to earn TDN Rising Stardom. The April-foaled bay tanked forward from the break to seize control after the initial strides. Last to come off the bridle inside the two pole, she was not for catching once shaken up at the foot of the hill and powered clear inside the final furlong to prevail...

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Freshman Sire Havana Grey Off The Mark at Redcar

Whitsbury Manor Stud resident Havana Grey (GB) (Havana Gold {Ire}) notched his first winner when David O'Meara-trained debutante Star of Lady M (GB) battled to victory in Monday's Flat Is Back On Racing TV Fillies' Restricted Novice S. at Redcar. The 15,000gns Tattersalls October Book 3 yearling went postward as the 9-2 second choice for the straight five-furlong test and broke well to race in a prominent second from the outset. Shaken up passing the quarter-mile marker, she gained a narrow advantage approaching the final furlong and was driven out...

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British EBF To Contribute £1.9-Million To Prizemoney

The British EBF has allocated £1.9-million for total prizemoney contribution in 2022, with £1.7-million designated for over 700 flat races across Great Britain. A further £100,000 has been allocated for a new series for EBF-eligible 2-year-olds, with details to be announced in April. National Hunt prizemoney allocation remains unaltered and will support four series' including the EBF National Hunt Novice Hurdle. In other British EBF news, Ed Harper of Whitsbury Manor Stud joins the board of trustees while Chris Richardson of Cheveley Park Stud retires after two full terms. Shane...

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Showcasing Heads Whitsbury Manor Stud Roster 

Showcasing (GB), the sire of three Group 1 winners with five sons at stud, will remain at £45,000 at Whitsbury Manor Stud for the 2022 season. Announcing the fees for his five stallions, stud director Ed Harper said, "Following last year's downward adjustment of our fees due to Covid we have decided to keep our fees similar to last year. We are delighted that so many of our clients have had great success at the sales and feel it's important to maintain value commercial stallion options for breeders." He added,...

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Breeding Rights to Showcasing and Havana Gold Added to Arqana Online

Joining the breeding rights and stallion shares announced earlier by Arqana, the Nov. 23 Online Sale will also offer breeding rights in Showcasing (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}) and Havana Gold (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}). The sire of a pair of G1 Commonwealth Cup S. winners in Quiet Reflection (GB) and Advertise (GB), Showcasing (lot 8), who stands at Whitsbury Manor Stud, has sired 10% stakes winners from all of his crops to date. Also responsible for Group 1 winner Mohaather (GB), the bay stands for £45,000 and the breeding right allows...

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Lope Y Fernandez Retired To The National Stud

Lope Y Fernandez (Ire) (Lope De Vega {Ire}-Black Dahlia {GB}, by Dansili {GB}), a Group 3-winning 2-year-old who was five times Group 1-placed throughout his career, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at the National Stud in 2022. The Coolmore partners will retain part ownership alongside new owners The National Stud, Whitsbury Manor Stud and Nick Bradley Racing. Bred by SF Bloodstock, Lope Y Fernandez was bought by MV Magnier for €900,000 at Arqana's August Yearling Sale in 2018. A debut winner at The Curragh in June...

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Adaay's Have A Good Day Strikes For Cabourg Triumph

Theresa Marnane's 2-year-old filly Have A Good Day (Ire) (Adaay {Ire}) went postward for Tuesday's G3 Darley Prix de Cabourg at Deauville returning off a fifth to the reopposing Dizzy Bizu (Ire) (Caravaggio) in Chantilly's June 6 Listed Prix La Fleche and exacted revenge on that rival as fillies dominated the six-furlong test. The February-foaled bay had opened up with five-furlong wins at Chantilly and Lyon-Parilly in April before slipping to second when upped to six furlongs for a May 28 conditions heat at Angers in her penultimate start. Have...

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