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Re: Across the pond

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:08 am
by BaroqueAgain1
It looks like Joseph O'Brien just beat his dad, Aiden, with the three-year-old colt Rekindling. :o Johannes Vermeer 2nd.

Re: Across the pond

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:17 am
by Sparrow Castle
This Melborne Cup Fox Sports 1 broadcast is really good. Thanks, NYRA!

Glad for Rekindling, Corey Brown, and Joseph O'Brien too.

Re: Across the pond

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:24 am
by Northport
Every O'Brien interview is the same :lol: "Listen, the lads at home, listen, it's great for the team, listen, everything went great for the horse"

What an accomplishment for O'Brien Jnr, to win his first time out in the Melbourne Cup at age 24 (I'm the same age, so it feels like he's getting a lot more done than I am!), and beating one of his dad's horses - with a three year old no less! First time since Skipton in 1941.

A lot of the time, the European trained purchases by Lloyd Williams only race once or twice in Australia for their European trainers before being transferred to Nick Williams, but it sounds like Rekindling will be heading back to Ireland with Joseph to prepared for a tilt at the Ascot Gold Cup.

Re: Across the pond

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:44 pm
by Sparrow Castle
Enable Honored as Cartier Horse of the Year
Juddmonte Farms' homebred 3-year-old filly Enable was named Cartier Horse of the Year at the 27th annual Cartier Racing Awards ceremony Nov. 14 at the Dorchester Hotel in London.
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Enable also easily took home Cartier 3-year-olld filly honors from Winter, Lady Aurelia, and Roly Poly, while her stable companion Cracksman, owned by Anthony Oppenheimer, was named the Cartier 3-year-old colt following his impressive seven-length success in the QIPCO Champion Stakes (G1) at Ascot in October. Cracksman is set to return as a 4-year-old with Gosden eyeing a mouth-watering clash with Enable in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

Even by his own high standards, Ireland's champion trainer Aidan O'Brien enjoyed an outstanding 2017 as he sent out a worldwide record of 27 grade/group 1 wins. O'Brien is responsible for both the 2017 Cartier 2-year-old colt, U S Navy Flag, and Cartier 2-year-old filly, Happily, while Order of St George scooped the Cartier Stayer Award for the second year in succession.

U S Navy Flag, bred in Kentucky by Misty For Me Syndicate, is the first horse since Diesis in 1982 to win both the group 1 Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes and Darley Dewhurst Stakes.

Thrilling Harry Angel is the winner of the 2017 Cartier Sprinter Award. The Godolphin-owned 3-year-old colt, trained by Clive Cox, showed tremendous versatility with victories over six furlongs on good to firm ground in Newmarket's Darley July Cup Stakes (G1) and on heavy ground in the 32Red Sprint Cup Stakes (G1) at Haydock Park.

"The prospect of Enable, Cracksman, and Harry Angel, the Cartier Sprinter for 2017, all retuning next year is a mouth-watering prospect," Herbert said.

Ulysses is the Cartier Older Horse for 2017 after registering a group 1, 10-furlong double in the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown Park and the Juddmonte International Stakes at York. Ulysses rounded off his career with another commendable effort, taking third behind Enable in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Chantilly Oct. 1. He shipped to California to contest the Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (G1T), but was ruled out on veterinary advice due to a minor issue with his ankle.
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... ium=social

Re: Across the pond

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:42 pm
by Sparrow Castle
HKJC Racing‏Verified account @HKJC_Racing
The Tin Man has been withdrawn from the Hong Kong Sprint. Notice from Chief Stipendiary Steward Kim Kelly. #HKIR
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Re: Across the pond

Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:21 am
by Miss Woodford
Did a double-take when I saw that name. That's the 2012 model, not the late American warhorse.

Re: Across the pond

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:55 pm
by bare it all
TONY wins his return. Hope he does big things for them this year! Not mentioned here is that he dumped Frankie on the way to the gate :lol:

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... -lingfield

Re: Across the pond

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:09 pm
by Sparrow Castle
bare it all wrote:TONY wins his return. Hope he does big things for them this year! Not mentioned here is that he dumped Frankie on the way to the gate :lol:

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... -lingfield
It wasn't pretty, but not bad considering the circumstances. I hope he does well too. He's a bit of a nut alright.

'It's a fairytale' – glasses raised again as Toast Of New York wins on return
https://www.racingpost.com/news/news/gl ... eld/311225
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Easy tiger: a boisterous Toast Of New York bucks off Frankie Dettori before his winning return at Lingfield
Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)

Re: Across the pond

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:11 pm
by Starine
On a crappy day, TONY's winning return was a pick-me-up. And if he really was only 70% today then he might be competitive at the group level after all. From the photos I've seen he seems to have matured into a handsome animal.

It will be interesting to see if he is pointed to the Pegasus or the World Cup.

Re: Across the pond

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:11 am
by Izvestia
Did they geld him?

Re: Across the pond

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:21 am
by BaroqueAgain1
I don't think so. IIRC, he's still an entire.

Re: Across the pond

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:57 pm
by Northport
Surprising news out of England today, as it was revealed that Qatari Royal Sheikh Joaan al Thani's Al Shaqab Racing is in considerable debt with many of its British and French Trainers

https://www.racingpost.com/news/news/al ... lem/314360

Al Shaqab has easily been one of the fastest growing operations in the world, spending tons of money at auctions and buying horses in training, but usually the Qatari/Emirati/Saudi Arabian money seems bottomless.

Re: Across the pond

Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:00 am
by tachyon
Cracksman(GB) could have a earlier than anticipated start to his four-year-old career after being entered in the Group 1 Dubai Sheema Classic at Meydan in March.

https://www.racingpost.com/news/cracksm ... ars/316880

Re: Across the pond

Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:43 pm
by BaroqueAgain1
I think the colt will have been off for about four-and-a-half months by then. That should be enough time for a good freshening. ;)
He skipped the Arc last year, and I was under the impression that Juddmonte wanted to give the colt another year to mature before running in the 12-furlong Arc. If that is still the plan, I wonder if he will run just one or two times after the Sheema Classic (maybe Royal Ascot?) and then rest up until an Arc prep in September.

Re: Across the pond

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:20 am
by Northport
You're right about his owners wanting to wait until 2018 before running him in the Arc, but he is owned by Anthony Oppenheimer, not Juddmonte.

Re: Across the pond

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:43 pm
by BaroqueAgain1
:oops: Thanks for the correction.

Re: Across the pond

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:23 pm
by Sparrow Castle
AIDANOBRIENFANSITE @aobrienfansite
10h10 hours ago
Text from Lloyd confirms Rekindling will return to Joseph after the Sydney Cup,

Like the Melbourne Cup the Sydney Cup is a 2 mile handicap Group One race.

Re: Across the pond

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:32 pm
by Kurenai
Criquette Head-Maarek saddled her last horse yesterday. What a great career she had, I always liked her approach!

http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/adieu-criquette/

Re: Across the pond

Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:01 pm
by ThreeMustangs
Longchamp (now called ParisLongchamp) reopens tomorrow. It's been closed for a rebuild since October 2015.

https://www.racingpost.com/news/interna ... amp/326468

Re: Across the pond

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:30 am
by Squeaky
Without Parole, a son of Frankel out of the dam of Tamarkuz, bred by John Gunther (Justify, Vino Russo), is running in the Norwich Novice stakes on April 24. Trained by John Gosden, is a prep for 2000 Guineas. Anyone in UK have any more information? Thanks!