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Re: Across the pond

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

Re: Across the pond

PostPosted: 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

PostPosted: 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

PostPosted: 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

PostPosted: 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

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

Re: Across the pond

PostPosted: 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

PostPosted: 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

PostPosted: 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

PostPosted: 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!