William Haggas

Foundation Date For Addeybb

Multiple Group 1 winner Addeybb (Ire) (Pivotal {GB}) will forego entries at Ayr and Newbury this weekend and instead target next Wednesday's Listed Foundation S. at Goodwood, where rainfall is expected. The 7-year-old gelding with an affinity for soft ground has not been seen since finishing second to St Mark's Basilica (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr})-and ahead of world co-top rated Mishriff (Ire) (Make Believe {GB})-in the G1 Eclipse S. on July 3. Addeybb is on course for a title defense of the G1 Champion S. at Ascot on Oct. 16. "The...

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The Weekly Wrap: Euro Delights Aplenty

We head towards a weekend featuring the final British Classic of 2021, the Arc Trials and Irish Champions Weekend with the last week having offered plenty of food for thought across Europe. Torquator Tasso (Ger) paid a posthumous tribute to his champion sire Adlerflug (Ger) by adding victory in the G1 Grosser Preis von Baden to his 2020 win in the G1 Grosser Preis von Berlin. Second in last year's Deutsches Derby to another son of Adlerflug, the recently retired In Swoop (Ire), the 4-year-old beat this year's Derby winner...

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Sea the Stars' Baaeed Takes The Moulin

Up in class and up against milers proven at the top level on Sunday, Shadwell's Baaeed (GB) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) went through the motions in the manner of a true professional to collect the G1 Prix du Moulin de Longchamp. Sent off the 1-2 favourite having shown rare talent in the Listed Sir Henry Cecil S. at Newmarket July 8 and the G3 Thoroughbred S. at Goodwood July 30, the William Haggas-trained bay was sent into third early by Jim Crowley and waited outside with no threat of interference....

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Poetic Flare Out of Moulin and Will Line Up in Irish Champion

Classic winner Poetic Flare (Ire) (Dawn Approach {Ire}) will skip an intended start in Sunday's G1 Prix du Moulin and instead line up in the G1 Irish Champion S. at Leopardstown on Sept. 11, trainer Jim Bolger revealed on the Nick Luck Daily Podcast. It will mark the first time the G1 QIPCO 2000 Guineas and G1 St James's Palace S. hero will try a distance beyond a mile. Since his Royal Ascot win in the St James's Palace S., the Bolger homebred was runner-up in the G1 Qatar Sussex...

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Sacred Possible For Breeders' Cup

Cheveley Park Stud homebred Sacred (GB) (Exceed and Excel {Aus}) is targeting the G1 Prix de la Foret after returning to form with a win in the Aug. 14 G2 Hungerford S., but trainer William Haggas has also nominated the Breeders' Cup at Del Mar as a possibility for the 3-year-old filly who wants firm ground. "Before the Foret the only possible is the [G2] Park S. at Doncaster, but she has to have to fast ground," said Haggas. "Unfortunately fast ground Arc weekends are few and far between these...

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Fall Plans Revealed For Shadwell Stars

Shadwell group winners Raabihah (Sea The Stars {Ire}) and Baaeed (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) are targetting the Oct. 3 G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and Sept. 5 G1 Prix du Moulin, respectively, Shadwell Racing Manager Angus Gold revealed on Monday. A 4-year-old filly, Raabihah was fifth in the 2020 Arc after taking the G3 Prix de Psyche last August and running second in the Sept. 13 G1 Qatar Prix Vermeille. Prior to her victory in Sunday's G2 Prix de Pomone, the chestnut was second thrice as the...

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Pride of Dubai's Dubai Honour Takes The Guillaume d'Ornano

There was a surprise in store at Deauville on Saturday, with the feature G2 Prix Guillaume d'Ornano Haras du Logis Saint-Germain going to one of the lesser-fancied of the British raiders in Dubai Honour (Ire) (Pride of Dubai {Aus}) from the red-hot William Haggas stable. Last seen beating the subsequent G3 Rose of Lancaster S. winner Foxes Tales (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}) by a head in receipt of nine pounds in a heritage handicap over this 10-furlong trip at Newmarket July 9, the gelding who sports the Mohamed Obaida silks raced...

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Exceed and Excel's Sacred Too Strong In The Hungerford

Saturday belonged to William Haggas, with two of the Newmarket handler's pattern-race successes coming at the same time during an action-packed period mid-afternoon. While Dubai Honour (Ire) (Pride of Dubai {Aus}) was causing an upset at Deauville in the G2 Prix Guillaume d'Ornano, the yard's Sacred (GB) (Exceed and Excel {Aus}) was tearing it up in Newbury's G2 BetVictor Hungerford S. Back from a weather-enforced break having failed to see out the mile of the G1 1000 Guineas when seventh at Newmarket May 2, Cheveley Park Stud's impressive G3 Nell...

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Haggas Offers Alenquer, Mohaafeth in Juddmonte Int'l

William Haggas provides a twin assault on York's Aug. 19 G1 Juddmonte International with Mohaafeth (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) and stable companion Alenquer (Adlerflug {Ger}). Mohaafeth, winner of the G3 Hampton Court S. at Royal Ascot in June, lost his unbeaten record for the season in the G2 York S. over the course and distance July 24. Most recently, Alenquer won the G2 King Edward VII S. at the Royal meeting before finishing third in the G1 Grand Prix de Paris over a mile and a half July 14. Alenquer is...

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Moulin Likely Target For Baaeed

Shadwell's highly progressive 3-year-old Baaeed (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) is likely to be seen next in the G1 Prix du Moulin at ParisLongchamp on Sept. 5, trainer William Haggas told Nick Luck's Daily Podcast. Baaeed is unbeaten in four tries, having built on victories at the maiden and novice level with a four-length triumph in the Listed Sir Henry Cecil S. at Newmarket on July 8, and with a 6 1/2-length score in the G3 Thoroughbred S. at Glorious Goodwood three weeks later. "We were very pleased with him...

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Addeybb to Defend Champion S. Crown

Last year's G1 Champion S. winner Addeybb (Ire) (Pivotal {GB}) will return to Ascot to defend his crown in October, trainer William Haggas has announced. A winner of the G1 Ranvet S. and G1 Queen Elizabeth S. in Australia last year, the chestnut was second in the G1 Prince Of Wales's S. back in the UK last June, two starts prior to his Champion S. victory. Sent back to Australia in March, he was second in the Ranvet to Verry Elleegant (NZ) (Zed {NZ}) and then turned the tables on...

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Sea The Stars's Baaeed Explosive in Goodwood's Thoroughbred

Shadwell's homebred 3-year-old colt Baaeed (GB) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) announced his arrival on the scene going three-for-three with a four-length rout in Newmarket's Listed Sir Henry Cecil S. earlier this month and continued a rapid rise through the ranks with an explosive performance in Friday's G3 Bonhams Thoroughbred S. at Goodwood. He had earlier snagged a June 7 one-mile maiden on debut at Leicester, following up under a six-pound penalty in a June 19 novice heat at Newmarket, and went postward with overwhelming crowd confidence for this fourth outing...

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