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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!

Re: Across the pond

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:52 pm
by carole
Squeaky wrote: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!
He's got a 1:1-0-0 record so far and his win came in an all weather 1 mile maiden December 16th. He's entered for the Guineas (for which he is a general 25/1) and the Dante Stakes which in turn is a prep for the Derby. He broke his maiden by 6 lengths so it seems he might have some talent!

Re: Across the pond

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:12 pm
by BaroqueAgain1
RacingPost, which is always a good source for Euro info, has the cards w/entries up for April 24. The Novice Stakes shows 41 horses, but I presume those are just the possibles (nominated?)....although with British races, you can't be certain that the field won't still be huge. :lol:
If you're looking at the list of horses in the field and click on a horse's name, you will get a new window with the horse's stats; breeding, race record, etc.
https://www.racingpost.com/racecards/10 ... -24/698023
RP also has an article about the impressive Masar w/pix:
https://www.racingpost.com/news/big-rac ... lay/328162

Re: Across the pond

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:37 pm
by Squeaky
Thanks Racing Pist makes you sign up with a bookmaker which I don’t want to do...wonder if he is nominated to the Novice Stakes?

Re: Across the pond

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:10 pm
by BaroqueAgain1
I don't think you have to sign up with a bookmaker to just read RacingPost; at least, I never have. :?
To answer your question, yes, Without Parole is in that list of 41 entrants for the Novice Stakes. Also Staplegrove, the first runner I've seen by the beautiful Camelot.

Re: Across the pond

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:56 am
by Northport
You do not have to sign up with a bookmaker to use Racing Post.

Some of their features and articles require a paid membership to the site, but that's unrelated to betting.

Re: Across the pond

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:34 pm
by Squeaky
The link on my phone did require signing up with a bookmaker before seeing the stakes nominations. I will try on my laptop instead. Thanks

Re: Across the pond

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:26 pm
by carole
Squeaky wrote:The link on my phone did require signing up with a bookmaker before seeing the stakes nominations. I will try on my laptop instead. Thanks
When I try on my phone, I have to choose which bookie's odds I'd like displayed but I don't have to sign up with them

Re: Across the pond

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:37 pm
by BaroqueAgain1
The field for the Norwich is down from 41 to 12. Neither Without Parole nor Staplegrove are in.
https://www.racingpost.com/racecards/10 ... -24/698023
Although he is apparently a first-time starter, the heavy favorite is Magical Sight, a Sea the Stars colt wearing some very familiar silks.
https://www.racingpost.com/profile/hors ... sight/form
Yep, those are the Lael Stables silks. :D

Re: Across the pond

Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:42 pm
by BaroqueAgain1
I just checked the results for the Norwich and discovered that I had missed seeing that the race had been split into two divisions. :oops:
Corrosive (Uncle Mo x Lovely Syn/Freud) won the 1st division and the Frankel colt Without Parole won the 2nd.
https://www.racingpost.com/results/

Re: Across the pond

Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:30 pm
by ThreeMustangs
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:I just checked the results for the Norwich and discovered that I had missed seeing that the race had been split into two divisions. :oops:
Corrosive (Uncle Mo x Lovely Syn/Freud) won the 1st division and the Frankel colt Without Parole won the 2nd.
https://www.racingpost.com/results/
Without Parole won by 6 lengths in a time more than 2 seconds faster than Corrosive. Very impressive.