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Almanzor

New winners

Almanzor – Cambridge Stud first season sire Almanzor (Wootton Bassett) sired a sixth individual southern hemisphere-bred winner when longshot Grinzinger Bishop (2 g ex Tavy by Tavistock) won the Rod Johnson Handicap (1420m) for two-year-olds at Flemington. The Danny O’Brien-trained gelding showed a notable turnaround in form, having finished 14th of 14 on debut at Geelong. Sent off the $71 outsider of the 12-runner field, Grinzinger Bishop ran out a three-quarter-length winner ahead of Magnaspin (Magnus) with Zoe’s Promise (Swear) a further half-length back in third. Grinzinger Bishop was a NZ$55,000 buy for John Wheeler from the Brighthill Farm draft at last year’s New Zealand Bloodstock Karaka Yearling Sale. He is the second foal out Listed winner Tavy (Tavistock), whose yearling colt by Preferment (Zabeel) was passed in at auction this year. Almanzor, who has sired Karaka Million 2YO (RL, 1200m) winner Dynastic this season, will stand for a fee of NZ$50,000 (plus GST) this breeding season. 

 

Hardham – Wellington Park North stallion Hardham (Redoute’s Choice) sired his first winner when the David Brideoake-trained Affordable (2 g ex Preventable by Anabaa) opened his account at the second time of asking at Bendigo. One of just four living foals by the stallion, Affordable ran to be second over 1200 metres on debut at Geelong and appreciated the step up in trip to score over 1600 metres under Michael Dee. The gelding beat Splendid Chap (Tivaci) by two and three-quarter lengths with Transzam (Pierro) a short-head further back in third. Just as his sire did, Affordable runs in the colours of his breeder Dr Gene Tsoi and is out of the Anabaa (Danzig) mare Preventable, a four-time winning daughter of the unraced Avert (Zabeel) who herself is a daughter of  New Zealand 1,000 Guineas (Gr 1, 1600m) winner Clear Rose (Deputy Governor).

 

Justify – Coolmore’s Triple Crown winner Justify (Scat Daddy) sired his third individual winner when Just Cindy (2 f ex Jenda’s Agenda by Proud Citizen) won at Churchill Downs. The Eddie Kenneally-trained filly ran out a two-and-a-quarter-length winner over Corningstone (Kantharos). Just Cindy is out of Stakes Race winner Jenda’s Agenda (Proud Citizen), herself a half-sister to stakes winner Miss Alacrity (Munnings). Justify will stand for a fee of $55,000 (inc GST) at Coolmore Australia this year. 

 

Russian Revolution – Newgate Farm stallion Russian Revolution (Snitzel) moved another step closer to being crowned Australia’s Champion first-season sire by number of winners as he scored yet another double this week. Russian Benefits (2 f ex Bliss Street by Flying Spur) provided him with a 13th individual winner when scoring at the first time of asking in the Asset Painting Services Handicap (1200m) at Mornington. The Michael Mehegan-trained two-year-old filly was ridden by Brett Prebble and held on by a neck at the line to beat Suizuro (Real Impact). The pair pulled a further length clear of the third-placed horse Valenconi (Nicconi). A $100,000 purchase for her trainer at last year’s Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale, Russian Benefits is out of the Group 3-winning and Group 2-placed Flying Spur (Danehill) mare Bliss Street, and is a half-sister to winners Bering Sea (Pierro) and Flying Bliss (Pierro). The son of Snitzel (Redoute’s Choice) sired his 14th individual winner when Brudenell (2 c ex Knit ‘N’ Purl by More Than Ready) won on debut at Port Macquarie. The Kris Lees-trained colt was ridden by Dylan Gibbons to win the 1100-metre maiden by two lengths, beating Madiba Rose (Epaulette), with a further one and a half lengths back to Shades Of Frisco (Dane Shadow) in third. Brudenell was an $80,000 Inglis Classic purchase out of the Glastonbury Farm draft for his trainer in partnership with Tasman Bloodstock. Bred by Macquarie Stud, he is the second winner out of the winning More Than Ready (Southern Halo) mare Knit ‘n’ Purl, a daughter of Group 3 winner Zingaling (Redoute’s Choice). Russian Revolution is the current leading Australian first season sire by earnings and winners and will stand at a fee of $71,500.

 

Saxon Warrior – Coolmore’s Saxon Warrior (Deep Impact) sired his second winner when Killybegs Warrior (2 c ex Alltherightmoves by Namid) got off the mark at the first time of asking when taking out a maiden over seven furlongs at Newmarket. Trained by Mark and Charlie Johnston, the colt beat favourite Self Praise (Twilight Son) by a length and a half. There was a gap of a further five and a half lengths back to Hurricane Kiko (Kuroshio) in third. A €50,000 purchase from the Goffs Orby yearling sale, Killybegs Warrior is the sixth foal out of the Namid (Indian Ridge) mare Alltherightmoves making him a half-brother to four winners including the useful Ventura Knight (Casamento). Classic winner Saxon Warrior stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for a fee of €20,000 (approx. AU$30,220).  

 

Zoustar – Zudu Spirit (2 f ex Sudu Queen by Invincible Spirit) provided Widden Stud stallion Zoustar (Northern Meteor) with a third northern hemisphere winner when scoring on debut at Chantilly. The China Horse Club-owned filly made her debut in a contest for unraced fillies and scored by two lengths for trainer Mauricio Delcher Sanchez, beating Italian raider Real Cecile (Havana Grey) with a further three-quarters of a length back to Amanda’s Choice (Brazen Beau) in third. Zudu Spirit is the third foal out of the unraced Invincible Spirit (Green Desert) mare Sudu Queen, herself a half-sister to Listed winners Monblue (Monsun), Salonlove (Lawman) and Salon Soldier (Soldier Hollow). Zoustar stood the northern hemisphere season at Tweenhills Stud for a fee of £25,000 (approx. AU$44,225) and will stand the upcoming southern hemisphere season for a fee of $198,000 (inc GST). 

 

New Group / Grade 1 winners

Dubawi – Darley’s stalwart stallion Dubawi (Dubai Millennium) brought up a half century of elite-level winners when his son Naval Crown (4 c ex Come Alive by Dansili) landed the Platinum Jubilee Stakes (Gr 1, 6f) at Royal Ascot. Naval Crown, racing on the stands’ side, defeated his stablemate Creative Force (Dubawi) on the far side by a neck, while Australian hope Artorius (Flying Artie) and American raider Campanelle (Kodiac) dead-heated for third, three-quarters of a length from the winner. Naval Crown is out of the French Listed winner Come Alive (Dansili), a half-sister to the stakes-placed Belle Boyd (Oasis Dream). Dubawi stood the 2022 season at Dalham Hall for a fee of £250,000 (approx. AU$440,971).

 

Frankel – Having finished a gallant third in the Epsom Oaks (Gr 1, 1m 4f), the John and Thady Gosden-trained Nashwa (3 f ex Princess Loulou by Pivotal) went two places better in the Prix de Diane (Gr 1, 2000m) at Chantilly, providing jockey Hollie Doyle with a first Classic success and sire Frankel (Galileo) a 22nd individual elite-level stakes winner. Always handily placed under Doyle, the three-year-old filly travelled best of all to the 600-metre pole and took up the lead when asked for an effort entering the final 400 metres, staying on well to repel the late challenge of La Parisienne (Zarak) by a short-neck. There was a further four and a half lengths back to Rosacea (Soldier Hollow) in third as the pair pulled well clear of the field. The third foal out of the Listed-winning Pivotal (Polar Falcon) mare Princess Loulou, Nashwa is a half-sister to useful winner Louganini (Zoffany). Frankel stood the 2022 northern hemisphere season at Juddmonte Farms for a fee of £200,000 (approx. AU$352,775).

 

New stakes winners

Australia – Earl Of Tyrone (4 g ex Affirmative by Pivotal) has really come into his own as a four-year-old. Having broken his maiden on his tenth outing in April this year, he followed up with victory in the valuable Ebor Handicap (1m 6f) at the Curragh and made it a hat-trick of wins in the Martin Molony Stakes (Listed, 1m 4.5f) at Limerick. His victory brought up the 28th individual Stakes winner for his sire Australia (Galileo). Twice placed for John Murphy last year, the gelding joined Paddy Twomey ahead of this season and has improved 20lb in the handicap. Ridden by Billy Lee, he was a decisive length-and-a-quarter winner over the favourite Raise You (Lope De Vega) while Inuit (Caravaggio) was a further two lengths away in third. Owned and bred by Robert Moran, Earl Of Tyrone is the best of five winners out of the unraced Affirmative (Pivotal), herself a half-sister to the dam of Group 3 winner Berneuil (Lope De Vega). They are out of Nassau Stakes (Gr 1, 1m 1f) winner Favourable Terms (Selkirk). Australia stood at Coolmore Stud in Ireland for a fee of €35,000 (approx. AU$52,826) this year. 

 

Big Bad Bob – The Dina Danekilde-trained Buddy Bob (7 g ex Ahea by Giant’s Causeway) stayed on well to win the Grosser Preis der Sparkasse (Listed, 1300m) at Hannover, providing the late sire Big Bad Bob (Bob Back) with a 13th individual stakes winner. The seven-year-old came home strongly to repel the challenge of Danelo (Exceed And Excel) by three-quarters of a length at the line with a further length and a quarter back to the staying on Kindred Spirit (Invincible Spirit) in third. The fourth foal out of the Giant’s Causeway (Storm Cat) mare Ahea, Buddy Bob is a half-brother to two winners including Little Ghetto Boy (Lawman). Ahea is a half-sister to Group 3 winner Danzon (Royal Academy) and to Listed-placed winner La Reine Mambo (High Yield).

 

Dark Angel – Promising filly Heredia (3 f ex Nakuti by Mastercraftsman) remains unbeaten after winning the Sandringham Handicap (Listed, 1m) at Royal Ascot. The filly survived a stewards’ inquiry when she and rider Sean Levey drifted left just strides from the line, hampering eventual runner-up Zanbaq (Oasis Dream), but the placings remained unaltered. Heredia won by a length, with Crenelle (Kingman) half a length further back in third. The victory secured an 86th individual stakes winner for Yeomanstown stud stallion Dark Angel (Acclamation). The win was a first at Royal Ascot for Levey. The Richard Hannon-trained filly could now head to the Falmouth Stakes (Gr 1, 1m) at Newmarket next month. A homebred for St Albans Bloodstock, Heredia is out of Group 3 winner Nakuti (Mastercraftsman).

 

Declaration Of War – Hopper (3 c ex Irridescence by Caesour) provided his sire Declaration Of War (War Front) with a 42nd individual stakes winner when scoring in the Affirmed Stakes (Gr 3, 8.5f) at Santa Anita. Trained by Sean McCarthy, the three-year-old colt ran out an easy winner of the Group 3 contest under Abel Cedillo, beating the even-money favourite High Connection (Connect) by five and a quarter lengths with a further half a length back to Doppelganger (Into Mischief) in third. The seventh foal out of the former South African champion three-year-old filly and Hong Kong Group 1 winner Irridescence (Caesour), Hopper is a half-brother to two winners including Exothermic (Empire Maker). Declaration Of War stands at Shizunai Stallion Station in Japan.

 

Dubawi – Dubawi (Dubai Millennium) bagged his 231st and 232nd individual stakes winners this week, kicking off with the battling Eldar Eldarov (3 c ex All At Sea by Sea The Stars) who got the verdict in a tight finish to the Queen’s Vase (Gr 2, 1m 6f). Just a nose split the winner and the runner-up, Zecahriah (Nathaniel), as they hit the line with Hafit (Dubawi) a neck further away in third. Bred by Kirsten Rausing, Eldar Eldarov was a £480,000 purchase out of last year’s Arqana Breeze-Up, having gone through the ring at £110,000 as a yearling. Now unbeaten in his three starts, he is the third foal out of the Listed-winning All At Sea (See The Stars), who herself is out of the multiple Group 1 winner Albanova (Alzao). The Aga Khan’s homebred Erevann (3 c ex Ervedya by Siyouni) remained unbeaten on his third start in the Prix Paul de Moussac (Gr 3, 1600m) at Chantilly to become the sire’s 232nd individual stakes winner. The Jean-Claud Rouget-trained colt, who is held in high regard and has a number of Group 1 entries over the coming months, got the better of a battle with Classic-placed Tribalist (Farhh) to win by a short head, while the pair drew an impressive six lengths clear of Kalganov (Gutaifan) in third. Erevann is the second foal out of the Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (Gr 1, 1600m) winner Ervedya (Siyouni), who won a total of three Group 1s and placed in a further five.

 

Espoir City – Peisha Es (3 c ex Lisa Psyche by Wild Rush) provided Espoir City (Gold Allure) with a third individual stakes winner when landing the Unicorn Stakes (Gr 3, 1600m) at Tokyo. Trained by Kazuo Konishi, the three-year-old colt beat Sekifu (Henny Hughes) a neck with the same distance further back to Battle Cry (Isla Bonita) in third. Out of the winning Wild Rush (Wild Again) mare Lisa Psyche, Peisha Es is a half-sister to winner Peisha Lisa (Came Home) and descends from Coronation Stakes (Gr 1, 1m) winner Lisadell (Forli). 

 

Fastnet Rock – Talented filly Passive Aggressive (3 f ex Miss Judgement by Strategic) stepped up to stakes level for the first time in the AR Creswick Stakes (Listed, 1200m) at Flemington, and kept her unbeaten record intact with a commanding victory down the straight. The Grahame Begg-trained Passive Aggressive defeated the favourite Star Patrol (Starspangledbanner) by a length with Karacasu (Headwater) two lengths from the winner in third. She became the 189th individual stakes winner for her champion sire Fastnet Rock (Danehill). A $500,000 buy from the Cressfield draft at the Inglis Easter sale for Dean Hawthorne on behalf of owner Jonathan Munz, Passive Aggressive is a sister to Group 3 winner and Group 1 placegetter Miss Rock, who sold to John Warren for $2.3 million at the 2019 Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale. Passive Aggressive is one of six winners from six to race out of Group 3 winner Miss Judgement (Strategic), who was retired from stud duty last year. Fastnet Rock will stand for a fee of $165,000 (inc GST) at Coolmore this year. 

 

Mastercraftsman – Progressive three-year-old Guilded (3 f ex Lajatico by Equiano), who was placed three times in stakes company last year, including when fourth in the Cheveley Park Stakes (Gr 1, 6f), gained her first stakes success in the Land O’Burns Fillies’ Stakes (Listed, 5f) at Ayr. The Karl Burke-trained filly, who is owned by his wife Elaine and Nick Bradley Racing, became the 89th individual stakes winner for her late sire Mastercraftsman (Danehill Dancer) and gained her second victory on what was her 14th career start. Ridden by Tom Eaves, she challenged a furlong from home and kept on strongly to get up by a head from Tenaya Canyon (Due Diligence) while Hellomydarlin (Galileo Gold) was a further half a length back in third. Bred by Cooneen Stud, she was a 17,000gns yearling and was offered for sale last November but not sold at 280,000gns. She is out of the Listed-placed Lajatico (Equiano), while her third dam is the champion Bianca Nera (Salse), who produced the dam of champions Postponed (Dubawi) and God Given (Nathaniel).

 

Mukhadram – Skyman (6 g ex Skyrider by Dalakhani) scored his first stakes success and first win since April last year when the Chris Waller-trained six-year-old landed the WJ McKell Stakes (Listed, 2000m) at Rosehill. Skyman, a 42,000gns (approx. AU$77,790) buy for Albert Bosma’s Go Racing from the Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale, won by two and a half lengths over fellow British import Dr Drill (Dansili), while Welsh Legend (Camelot) finished a length further back in third. Skyman became the fourth individual stakes winner for his sire Mukhadram (Shamardal), who stands in Italy for a fee of €4,500 (approx. AU$6,791). 

 

No Nay Never – Coolmore’s No Nay Never (Scat Daddy) sired his 39th individual stakes winner, when his son Little Big Bear (2 c ex Adventure Seeker by Bering) justified significant market support before landing the Windsor Castle Stakes (Listed, 5f) for Aidan O’Brien and Ryan Moore in the silks of Derrick Smith. The last-start winner was backed into 6-5 favouritsim and duly obliged, beating Rocket Rodney (Dandy Man) by a neck, with Eddie’s Boy (Havana Grey) another length-and-three-quarters away in third. A €320,000 purchase at Arqana’s August sale in Deauville, Little Big Bear is the seventh foal out of the Bering (Arctic Tern) mare Adventure Seeker, making him a half-brother to four winners, including Andrea Mantegna (Giant’s Causeway) a multiple winner for David Jolly and Roll The Dice Racing. No Nay Never, himself a winner at Royal Ascot when successful in the 2013 running of the Norfolk Stakes (Gr 2, 5f), stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season in Ireland for a fee of €125,000 (approx. AU$186,920).

 

Le Havre – Glenartney (4 f ex Willoughby by Oasis Dream) turned around the form of her Daisy Warwick Fillies’ Stakes (Listed, 1m 4f) fourth when winning the Pontefract Castle Fillies’ Stakes (Listed, 1m 4f), providing the late Le Havre (Noverre) with a 51st individual stakes winner. Trained by Ed Walker, the four-year-old filly just got the better of Goldie Hawk (Golden Horn) in a ding-dong battle down the Pontefract straight, winning by a neck, as the pair pulled eight lengths clear of The Flying Ginger (Showcasing) in third. A half-sister to winner Grimsthorpe Castle (Dawn Approach), Glenartney is out of the unraced Oasis Dream (Green Desert) mare Willoughby, who herself is a half-sister to eight stakes winners including the top-class Nathaniel (Galileo), Great Heavens (Galileo) and Playful Act (Sadler’s Wells). Le Havre died earlier this year at the age of 16.

 

Pastorius – Parol (5 g ex Palucca by Big Shuffle) provided Pastorius (Soldier Hollow) with a fifth individual stakes winner when making all to score in the Grosser Preis Der Wirtschaft (Gr 3, 1800m) at Dortmund. Trained by Bohumil Nedorostek, the five-year-old gelding stayed on well to beat the fast-finishing Rubaiyat (Areion) by two lengths at the line with a further neck back to Sahib’s Joy (Soldier Hollow) in third. The seventh foal out of the unraced Big Shuffle (Super Concorde) mare Palucca, herself a daughter of German Oaks (Gr 1, 2200m) winner Puntilla (Acatenango), Parol is a half-brother to three winners including Group 2 winner Pas De Deux (Saddex). Pastorius stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Haras de la Hetraie for a fee of €5,800 (approx. AU$8,780).

 

Sea The Moon – The Henk Grewe-trained Assistent (3 c ex Anna Kalla by Kallisto) came with a wet sail to take the Grosser Preis Von Meravis (Listed, 2200m) at Hannover. The three-year-old colt came home best of all down the outside of the field to beat Angelino (Isfahan) by half a length at with a further half-length back to Zacapo (Fastnet Rock) in third. Out of the unraced Kallisto (Sternkoenig) mare Anna Kalla, Assistent is a half-brother to winner Anna Jolie (Jukebox Jury). The victory provided Lanwades Stud’s Sea The Moon (Sea The Stars) with a 20th individual stakes winner. He stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for a fee of £25,000 (approx. AU$44,225).

 

Shooting To Win – Centrefire (5 m ex Coco Kerringle by Exceed And Excel) edged out Maybe The Best (I Am Invincible) to win the Gai Waterhouse Classic (Listed, 1200m) at Ipswich and take her record to eight wins from 38 starts. With her first stakes race victory she became the seventh individual stakes winner for her former Darley sire Shooting To Win (Northern Meteor). Centrefire won by a head, with a length and a quarter back to third place finisher Majestic Shot (Shooting To Win). Centrefire, who is one of six winners from seven to race out of two-year-old stakes performed mare Coco Kerringle (Exceed And Excel), was a $100,000 buy for trainer Chris Munce from the Yarraman Park Stud draft at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.  

 

Showcasing – Whitsbury Manor Stud stallion and former shuttler Showcasing (Oasis Dream) sired a stakes-race double this week, notching his 58th and 59th individual black-type winners. Dramatised (2 f ex Katie’s Diamond by Turtle Bowl) became the 58th individual stakes winner for the stallion when she stretched her unbeaten record to two with a comfortable success in the Queen Mary Stakes (Gr 2, 5f) at Royal Ascot. The Karl Burke-trained filly had impressed many when she ran out a four-length winner of a Newmarket maiden on her debut back in April and she built on that promise as she came home a length and three-quarters clear of Maylandsea (Havana Grey) as the 5-2 favourite. Maria Branwell (James Garfield) was another length-and-a-quarter away in third. Dramatised is the third foal out of the Turtle Bowl (Dyhim Diamond) mare Katie’s Diamond, who herself was a Group-placed winning juvenile. Belbek (2 c ex Bee Queen by Makfi) provided the son of Oasis Dream (Green Desert) with his 59th individual stakes winner when scoring a cosy success in the Prix du Bois Longines – Fonds Europeen de l’Elevage (Gr 3, 1200m) at Chantilly. Trained by Andre Fabre, the two-year-old colt ran on well to come home a snug length and a half winner over Lova (Goken) with a further one and a quarter lengths back to Havana Angel (Havana Grey) in third. Belbek is the second foal out of the Makfi (Dubawi) mare Bee Queen, who herself is a half-sister to Group 3 winner Sangarius (Kingman) out of a winning half-sister to Group 1 winner Romantica (Galileo). Showcasing stood for £45,000 (approx. AU$79,370) during the 2022 northern hemisphere season.

 

Smart Missile – Smart Meteor (5 g ex Tempting Lady by Northern Meteor) landed the first stakes race win of his career when he won the Ipswich Cup (Listed, 2150m). Sent off a $20 chance, Smart Meteor defeated the Chris Waller-trained Our Intrigue (Showcasing) by a neck, with Street Dancer (Pride Of Dubai) a length further back in third. With victory, Smart Meteor became the 23rd individual stakes winner for his Twin Hills-based stallion Smart Missile (Fastnet Rock). The five-year-old was a $50,000 buy for his trainer Chris Munce from the Gooree Stud draft at the 2018 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale. He is one of four winners from four to race out of the unraced Tempting Lady (Northern Meteor). Her yearling filly by Outreach (Exceed And Excel) was bought by Munce and Oliver Koolman this year for $7,000. Smart Missile will stand for a fee of $16,500 (inc GST) this year.

 

Tasleet – Bradsell (2 c ex Russian Punch by Archipenko) kept the great recent record of breeze-up buys going when he struck in the Coventry Stakes (Gr 2, 6f) to become the first black-type winner for his sire Tasleet (Showcasing). Sold for 12,000gns as a yearling, he was subsequently picked up by Archie Watson for £47,000 out of the Goffs sale in April and has now won more than twice that amount in his two starts for the trainer after following up his runaway debut win at York. He became the seventh two-year-old winner at Royal Ascot out of the sale in as many years. The colt crossed the line a length and a half clear under Hollie Doyle to provide his rider with a third Royal Ascot winner, with Persian Force (Mehmas) filling second spot. Royal Scotsman (Gleneagles) was a neck further behind in third. Bradsell is the fourth foal out of the Listed-winning Archipenko (Kingmambo) mare Russian Punch. Tasleet stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Nunnery Stud at a fee of £5,000 (approx. AU$8,740).

 

Ulysses – Holloway Boy (2 c ex Sultry by Pivotal) produced a shock success when winning the Chesham Stakes (Listed, 7f) on debut at odds of 40-1. The Karl Burke-trained colt became the first horse to win at Royal Ascot on debut since the Saeed Bin Suroor-trained Shamikh (Unfuwain) in 1996. Ridden cold at the back of the 13-runner field, the two-year-old colt was still travelling much the best entering the final two furlongs, with jockey Danny Tudhope seemingly content to give the rest of his rivals a head start. Asked for an effort inside the final two furlongs, Holloway Boy began to make ground and picked off the front runners to come home a cosy length winner. Valuable black type was gained for the runner-up Pearling Path (Holy Roman Emperor), who was sent off an unfancied 80-1 chance, and the third Lakota Sioux (Sioux Nation), who was beaten by two and a half lengths as a 33-1 shot. A 60,000gns purchase by Burke and his daughter Kelly, Holloway Boy is the third foal out of the unraced Pivotal (Polar Falcon) mare Sultry, who is a sister to useful winner Supersta and out of a winner closely related to Group 2 winner Byron (Green Desert). Multiple Group 1 winner Ulysses (Galileo) has now sired two individual stakes winners and stands at Cheveley Park Stud for a fee of £10,000 (approx. AU$17,640).

 

War Front – Stolen Holiday (5 m ex Silken Scarlet by Sadler’s Wells) provided her sire War Front (Danzig) with a 103rd individual stakes winner when she scored in the Eatontown Stakes (Gr 3, 8.5f) at Monmouth Park. Trained by Shug McGaughey, the five-year-old mare beat Vigilantes Way (Medaglia D’Oro) by a length with a further two and three-quarter lengths back to Lemista (Raven’s Pass) in third. A US$750,000 purchase as a yearling, Stolen Holiday is the seventh foal out of the Group 2-winning Sadler’s Wells (Northern Dancer) mare Silken Scarlet and is a half-sister to Group 1 winners Eishin Apollon (Giant’s Causeway), Master Of Hounds (Kingmambo) and Minorette (Smart Strike). War Front stood the 2022 breeding season at Claiborne Farm for a fee of US$100,000 (approx. AU$144,280).