Yeomanstown Stud

Yeomanstown Team Hope Shaman Can Lay Down Marker At Goffs

Dark Angel (Ire) and Invincible Army (Ire) may not be the only exciting stallions at Yeomanstown Stud with David O'Callaghan outlining his hopes that Shaman (Ire) can lay down a marker at Goffs this week when some of the Group 2-winning son of Shamardal's first foals go through the ring. A colt foal by Shaman fetched €22,000 at the inaugural Tattersalls Ireland Sapphire Sale on Saturday and O'Callaghan thinks the best is yet to come from a sire who is due to have 22 foals go through the ring over...

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Yeomanstown's Star Sire Dark Angel Stays at 60k

Leading sire Dark Angel (Ire) will remain at €60,000 for 2023 as Yeomanstown Stud released fee details on Friday.  Battaash (Ire) and Harry Angel (Ire) flew the flag for Dark Angel at the highest level in recent seasons and the 17-year-old broke new ground with French Classic scorer Mangoustine (Fr) this term.  First-season sire Invincible Army (Ire) remains at €7,500 while Supremacy (Ire) has been dropped to €10,000 from €12,500. Shaman's (Ire) first foals sell this autumn and he remains at €5,000. Gay O'Callaghan said, "Dark Angel has had another...

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Dark Angel's Charyn Prevails In The G2 Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte

Nurlan Bizakov's 250,000gns Tattersalls October Book 2 yearling Charyn (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}--Futoon {Ire}, by Kodiac {GB}) ran third to Roger Varian-trained stablemate Sakheer (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}) in last month's G2 Mill Reef S. and continued his progression with a career high in Saturday's G2 Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte at Chantilly. He had earlier followed up an Aug. 7 debut triumph at Haydock with a narrow defeat at Newmarket in his penultimate start later that month. The eventual winner was sent forward from an early fifth to track the leaders in...

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Dark Angel's Barefoot Angel Springs 20-1 Shock At Ayr

Richard Fahey trainee Barefoot Angel (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}--Love In The Desert {GB}, by Lemon Drop Kid) bettered an Aug. 1 debut second at Ripon with an Aug. 25 breakthrough at Carlisle and continued on the rise with an impressive tally at long odds in Saturday's G3 Virgin Bet Firth Of Clyde Fillies' S. at Ayr, her third straight start at the six-furlong trip. The 20-1 outsider was held up in rear through the initial stages of this stakes bow. Slicing through the pack to go sixth passing the quarter-mile...

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Why A Major British Owner Is Resigned To Selling After Big-Race Win

Fresh from recording one of his biggest paydays as an owner when Amichi (Ire) (Gutaifan {Ire}) stormed to victory in the Tattersalls Somerville Auction S. at Newmarket on Saturday, Laurence Bellman has admitted that the Ed Walker-trained juvenile is likely to continue his career abroad. But first, Bellman is excited to roll the dice at another valuable sales race, the £150,000 Tattersalls October Auction S. in October. After that, the property developer expects to field offers from abroad for the gelding and explained why it is becoming increasingly difficult as...

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Dark Angel's Mysterious Night To The Fore At Deauville

Third in last month's G2 July S. at Newmarket and G2 Vintage S. at Goodwood, Godolphin's homebred 2-year-old Mysterious Night (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}--Mistrusting {Ire}, by Shamardal) bounced back in style to claim an ultimately comfortable victory in Sunday's G3 Circus Maximus Prix Francois Boutin at Deauville. Steadied behind all four rivals through halfway, the 2-5 favourite made eyecatching headway once angle to the outer for a clear passage approaching the quarter-mile marker and kept on well under mild urging once gaining an edge passing the furlong pole to register...

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Dark Angel's The Antarctic Battles To Cabourg Triumph

Coolmore, Westerberg & Brant's G2 Prix Robert Papin second The Antarctic (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}--Anna Law {Ire}, by Lawman {Fr}), a 750,000gns Tattersalls October Book 1 full-brother to Battaash (Ire), rebounded off that Chantilly defeat to secure a first stakes success in Tuesday's G3 Darley Prix de Cabourg at Deauville. The February-foaled grey had earlier backed up two early-season wins with a seventh in Royal Ascot's June 16 G2 Norfolk S. before hitting the board in June's Listed Tipperary S. in his last-but-one start. Missing a beat at the kick,...

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Dark Angel's Khaadem Powers To King George Glory

Charles Hills dominated Goodwood's G2 King George Qatar S. with the now-retired Battaash (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}) from 2017 through 2020 and has found another son of Dark Angel to claim glory in the five-furlong charge after G3 Palace House S. victor Khaadem (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}--White Daffodil {Ire}, by Footstepsinthesand {GB}) blew his rivals away and provided the trainer with a record-breaking fifth renewal on Friday. Fitri Hay's 6-year-old gelding had already tasted glory at this meeting, having annexed 2019's Stewards' Cup H. as a 3-year-old, and burst clear...

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Dark Angel's Chardy Party Makes the Grade in Soaring Softly

Stonestreet Stables has enjoyed a good bit of success over the last few years sourcing fillies from Europe and placing them with Wesley Ward, such as MG1SW and two-time Royal Ascot heroine Campanelle (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}); GII Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint S. winner Twilight Gleaming (Ire) (National Defense {GB}); and SW Ruthin (GB) (Ribchester {Ire}). The latest success story from their European venture is Chardy Party (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}), who took her record to two-for-two Saturday in Belmont's GIII Soaring Softly S. Rallying from well back to take...

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Caravaggio's First Hong Kong Starter a Winner

The first Hong Kong starter for Coolmore's successful young stallion Caravaggio, Circuit Nine (Ire) closed off strongly down the center of the Sha Tin 1000-meter straight course to cause a 7-1 upset in Sunday's Argonaut Plate for griffins, 2- and 3-year-olds that are unraced prior to their import. Off as the third choice on debut, Circuit Nine was slowly into stride from gate three and raced in a detached last early as the hot $1.30 (3-10) favorite Glory Bo Bo (Aus) (Deep Field {Aus}) was eased down onto the stands'...

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First Mares In Foal To Yeomanstown's Supremacy

Group 1 winner Supremacy (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}) has five mares scanned in foal, Yeomanstown Stud announced on Friday. Among the mares pregnant to the 2020 G1 Middle Park S. winner are: The Hermitage (Ire) (Kheyleyf), who is the dam of G3 Princess Margaret S. heroine Angel's Hideaway (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}) and the stakes performer Perfect Angel (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}); Eraadaat (Ire) (Intikhab), the dam of the black-type performing Black Beach (GB) (Footstepsinthesand {GB}); and All On Red (Ire) (Red Clubs {Ire}), who was stakes-placed. The G2 Richmond S....

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First U.S. Runner for El Kabeir A 'Rising Star'

Peter Brant's Salimah (Ire) (El Kabeir), the first American starter for her Yeomanstown Stud-based sire and former 'TDN Rising Star', matched that feat with a highly impressive debut success Saturday afternoon at Tampa Bay Downs. As skinny as 4-5 in the latter stages of the wagering, the Peter Brant runner eased out all the way to 7-5 and was 13-10 when the gates flew. Off to a hesitant beginning beneath Samy Camacho, Salimah was allowed to find a rhythm and raced with just two of her rivals behind her as...

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