Zoffany (Ire)

Falmouth Winner Prosperous Voyage Hammers For 2.4m Gns To Katsumi Yoshida

The millionaires kept coming at Tattersalls on Tuesday, and lot 1811, the Zoffany (Ire) mare Prosperous Voyage (Ire), caught the eye of Katsumi Yoshida at 2.4 million gns later in the session. A winner of the G1 Falmouth S. and G3 Princess Elizabeth S., the 4-year-old was consigned by Kimpton Down Stables. Also, runner-up in both the G1 Fillies' mile and G1 1000 Guineas, Prosperous Voyage is out of a half-sister to a trio of stakes winners, including dual Grade I winner Senure (Nureyev). Bred by Lynch Badges and Camas...

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Keeneland Breeder Spotlight: Heider Happy Playing The Long Game

The apartment glistens with the quiet discernment of its owner. Lexington spreads below the great windows and balcony, its urban grid seamed green by the many old trees that endure downtown. In somewhat the same way, amid all the artwork, the gleaming décor, Scott Heider draws on Nature to explain his love of this business. He gestures towards a rose in a vase. "That's the best analogy, you know," he says. "Beautiful, but it doesn't last forever. I look at the wonderful broodmares we've been blessed with--these living, breathing creatures--and...

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200,000gns Farrell 'Freak' Shares Top Billing At Guineas Sale

NEWMARKET, UK--Nobody prospecting breeze-up horses here on Thursday will have needed reminding that there is "many a slip twixt cup and lip." For one thing, the perils of the horse trade had been tragically amplified by the shocking accident that had meanwhile claimed the colt who set a sale record at Doncaster the previous week. The highest price recorded in the opening Horses-in-Training session here, meanwhile, actually represented only a quarter of the sum for which the same horse had been knocked down in the same ring last October. Nonetheless...

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Rising Star Aimed At Oaks Trials

'TDN Rising Star' Gather Ye Rosebuds (GB) (Zoffany {Ire}), who blitzed a field by 9 1/2 lengths at Newbury will be pointed at one of the Oaks trials at Lingfield or Newbury later this month, according to handler Jack Channon. The G1 Betfred Oaks is slated for June 2. "She has come out of the race really well and she looks fantastic," said Channon, who will run Caernarfon (GB) (Cityscape {GB}) in the G1 QIPCO 1000 Guineas on Sunday, of the Mrs. P. Shanahan and Emily Magnier-owned filly. "I'm really...

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Making Waves: Best Kept Secret In California

  In this series, the TDN takes a look at notable successes of European-based sires in North America. This week's column is highlighted by the victory of Paris Secret (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}) in the GIII Providencia S. at Santa Anita on Saturday.   City Of Lights In Southern California Strand Beach, LLC's Paris Secret (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}) won the Providencia S. for trainer Phil D'Amato in her second U.S. start after running fourth in the China Doll S. earlier in the year, also at Santa Anita (video). The third foal...

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Zoffany Filly A New Rising Star After Newbury Romp

In his first season training in his own right, Jack Channon has at least one very smart individual on his hands as the newcomer Gather Ye Rosebuds (GB) (Zoffany {Ire}--Chelsey Jayne {Ire}, by Galileo {Ire}) spreadeagled an assembly of well-bred 3-year-old fillies in Friday's 10-furlong Dreweatts Maiden Fillies' S. at Newbury to earn a TDN Rising Star tag. Slowly away under Connor Beasley, the 33-1 shot who races for Linda Shanahan and Emily Magnier was quickly able to gain a pitch tracking the leader before moving to the front approaching...

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Observations: Snowpark Returns at Saint-Cloud

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. Tuesday's Observations features the eagerly-awaited seasonal debut of a 'TDN Rising Star'. 2.25 Saint-Cloud, Cond, €28,000, 3yo, c/g, 8fT VALIMI (FR) (Teofilo {Ire}) has already flashed talent last term and makes his 3-year-old bow for The Aga Khan and Jean-Claude Rouget in this Prix Comrade won 12 months ago...

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Making Waves: Ain't No Mountain High Enough

Our series featuring notable success for European sires in North America, with this week's highlight being the victory of Grade I winner Shantisara (Ire) (Coulsty {Ire}) in the GII Hillsborough S. at Tampa Bay Downs. Madaket Stables, Michael Dubb and Robert LaPenta's Shantisara is no stranger to the winner's circle, and the 2021 GI Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup S. heroine secured her first victory since 2021 with a 1 1/4-length triumph in the Hillsborough S. on Saturday (video). Now a 5-year-old, the mare was bred by Oliver Donlon, and sold...

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Sakheer Out Of Dewhurst

TDN Rising Star Sakheer (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}) will be forced to miss Saturday's G1 Darley Dewhurst S. at Newmarket after trainer Roger Varian revealed that the G2 Mill Reef S. winner has scoped dirty. Having been supplemented for the seven-furlong feature on Monday, KHK Racing's emerging luminary will now wait until 2023 to test his Classic credentials. "This is of course very frustrating and disappointing and I am very sorry for owners KHK Racing and everyone connected with the horse," Varian posted on Twitter on Thursday. "He will be put...

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Zoffany's Sakheer Oozes Class In Mill Reef Power Display

KHK Racing's 2-year-old twice-raced colt Sakheer (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}--Shortmile Lady {Ire}, by Arcano {Ire}), a promising debut second at Windsor in August, attained 'TDN Rising Stardom' with a wide-margin demolition at Haydock on the first of this month and repeated the dose with another imperious performance in Saturday's G2 Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef S. at Newbury. The 4-5 favourite was alert from the stalls and found a smooth rhythm in a handy third through the early fractions of this black-type bow. Tanking forward to loom large on the bridle...

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Churchill Filly Leads The Way At The SGA Yearling Sale

A filly by Churchill (Ire) out of the dual listed-placed Rabiosa Fiore (GB) (Sakhee's Secret {GB}) emerged as the €200,000 top lot during Saturday's SGA Yearling Sale in Milan. Consigned by Razza Vedano, the Mar. 6 foal (lot 28), named Rinnovati (Ity), is a half-sister to the two-time stakes winner Amalaura (Ire) (Raven's Pass). Another half-sister, the Saxon Warrior (Jpn) filly Rage Of Bamby (Ire) graduated at Leicester on Sept. 6. Marco Bozzi was in action for the relative of French Classic heroine East Of The Moon (Private Account). Bozzi...

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Zoffany's Sakheer Impresses With TDN Rising Star Display

KHK Racing's once-raced 2-year-old colt Sakheer (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}--Shortmile Lady {Ire}, by Arcano {Ire}), who shaped with a deal of promise when posting a debut second going six furlongs at Windsor last month, was a class above his rivals in Thursday's Auction Finance EBF Novice S. over the same trip at Haydock and attained 'TDN Rising Star' status with a mightily impressive display of raw power. Swiftly into stride for an early advantage, the 1-2 favourite was untroubled from halfway and extended clear in hand to easily rout Acai (Ire)...

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