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3 Issue 766 - Thursday 25 August 2022 SINCE THE LAST issue we were eagerly awaiting the Ebor meeting at York and the much anticipated fixture on the Knavesmire delivered more than enough! Enough!!! That has an all too familiar ring about it. And why are we talking about it because if you scroll back a few weeks to the days in the run up to the meeting, cynics aimed their arrows at Baaeed and the 4yo Sea The Stars colt did face a bit of criticism from certain circles about how his tag as one of Europe’s top milers had been earned facing off against rivals that were clearly less than him. It was said Baaeed often ‘only does just enough’ to win a race and that more was definitely to come from the William Haggas trainee who is owned and by Shadwell. With some touting his battle with erstwhile Saudi Cup champion Mishriff in the Group 1 Juddmonte International as one to savour for the ages. It was going to be the defining race of this year’s fixture and the talk had clearly been about Baaeed not having met his match yet, but also whether if Shadwell have a genuine blueblood on their hands: if so, it has to be him. Baaeed went into the 1m2½f Juddmonte unbeaten in nine career starts all of which had been over a mile. It was a significant upping for him in trip, but he dealt with everything pretty much casually and perhaps again seemingly doing ‘only just enough’ as Jim Crowley, with the least of urgings, steered him home a massive six and a half lengths clear of Mishriff, who wilted in the heat of his jetstream. It turned out to be a perfect 10! With that we can now only say ENOUGH to those perhaps still looking for a point to take away from a horse who was given a name which in Arabic translates as ‘afar’, which is ironically prophetic to say the least. A name that is far a cut above the rest. Even the very best. The name of Baaeed!!! Baaeed: By ‘far’ a cut above the rest Baaeed Contents Editorial Contents Editorial Godolphin News . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 - 12 Shadwell News . . . . . . . . . . . .14 - 16 News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 - 21 Bloodstock . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 - 25 Shergar Cup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 York Ebor Festival . . . . . . . . . .28 - 37 Deauville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 - 39 US Grade 1 winners . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Endurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Editor - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Jason Ford Writer - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Duane Fonseca Senior Designers - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Eng. Mohamed Maher - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Ismail KV - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Nadim Ahmed Designers - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Nisar Shaikh - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Navas Muhammed Library & Photographers - - - Abdulla Khalifa, K. Aboobacker, Ali Juma Al Adiyat Magazine is an affiliate of Dubai Racing Club

4 Issue 766 - Thursday 25 August 2022 ABIT MORE luck would have been ideal, but Godolphin’s run at last week’s Ebor meeting at York was nevertheless fruitful, with three winners secured during the course of the four day fixture. And it was again British Champion Flat Trainer Charlie Appleby, who delivered the royal blues’ biggest prize on The Knavesmire, the 6f Group 2 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Gimcrack Stakes for juveniles, won by Noble Style, who kept his unbeaten run intact in the process. The Kingman colt has now won all three career starts, his latest win his best yet as he went from last to first on his debut in Group company. Held up in rear under William Buick, the pair took their time watching Karl Burke’s Marshman battle stablemate Cold Case at the front for the lead. Buick waited for the right moment to fire up Noble Style and though it might have been late it proved a perfect challenge, the pair coming home just over a length ahead of Marshman, the pair well clear of Cold Case. Appleby said: “We took the novice route at Newmarket and were very happy with the way he came out of that race physically. He galloped earlier and looked as good as ever. He is up there with our best 2yos this season, but we have a nice group of colts. Noble Style has done it, whereas the others have yet to do it, so he is top of the tree at the moment.” Buick added: “We are still learning about Noble Style and the Gimcrack was a test for him. He came through it very well and will have learnt a lot. I loved the way, when he put himself together, he found a stride and really knuckled down.” A little under two hours later, Appleby’s 2yo brigade produced another future hope in Desert Order, who came good on the third time of asking in Godolphin bide Ebor time in Noble Style “I loved the way, when he put himself together, he found a stride and really knuckled down!”- Buick on Noble Style Noble Style news

5 Issue 766 - Thursday 25 August 2022 the 7f Convivial Maiden Stakes, again under Buick. TheDubawi colt had improved over his first two assignments in maidens and was favourite to triumph, with Buick getting him to make all and hold on gamely for a half length success ahead of Glenfinnan, with Hi Royal a short-head back in third. Appleby said: “William said he showed a lot of natural pace there and I think we were just outstayed over a mile at Sandown last time. He could be a horse for something like the Somerville. Off the top of my head that could be a nice target for him at Newmarket.” The Ebor meeting treble was completed by the John and Thady Gosden-trained Trawlerman, who backed up his Summer Handicap success at Goodwood by winning the 1m6f Ebor Handicap under Frankie Dettori on the final day. Dettori and the 4yo Golden Horn gelding galloped alone on the far side of the track in the early stages and united with the pack thereafter. They remained in contention, but Ian Williams’ Alfred Boucher, with Patrick McDonald up, looked like he had sealed the fate of the race a furlong out. But Dettori was not giving up and he pulled out every trick to get Trawlerman up on the line seemingly level with Alfred Boucher. Trawlerman eventually received the nod after the photo was examined, with Earl Of Tyrone a further length behind the pair in third. Dettori said: “I thought Iwas just running out of runway and I might not get there but on the line, in fairness, he dug deep, put his head downand I thought: ‘Ah!Close!’.” Other notable results aduring the week included Appleby’s Courageous Knight’s third in a 1400m EBF Stallions nursery handicap, Secret State’s second behind Deauville Legend in the Group 2 Great Voltigeur Stakes, where stable companion Walk Of Stars placed fourth, and Native Trail taking fifth behind Shadwell ace Baaeed in the Group 1 Juddmonte International Stakes. Desert Order Trawlerman Charlie Appleby and William Buick 2 times Appleby and Buick have won the Gimcrack

6 Issue 766 - Thursday 25 August 2022 By Duane Fonseca A DROP IN class turned out to be just what Mysterious Night needed as he made the most of stepping down in grade to win the Group 3 Prix Francois Boutin at Deauville. Trained by Charlie Appleby, the Dark Angel juvenile, a full-brother to dual Grade One winner Althiqa, had placed third in his two previous starts at Group Two level. However, the grade drop in the 1400m turf affair suited him perfectly as he tracked Montesilvano and Bolshkinov, travelling strongly throughout before being switched to the centre byWilliam Buick 500m from the finish. Taking over from Montesilvano entering the final 200m, he stretched comfortably to win by half a length from Bolshkinov, with Montesilvano fading to finish third just over a further length behind. Appleby said: “We came here with a lot of confidence. Mysterious Night’s homework had been good and he had put in two solid runs at Group Two level. “We were keen to get him dropped in today; we had a wide passage at Goodwood last time and ended up facing the breeze too much before running out of petrol. “He is a full-brother to Althiqa but she was a completely different model, a petite little thing. She had a great heart and Mysterious Night is following in her footsteps, but on a bigger scale as an individual. “I had planned to go out to Canada for the Grade 1 Summer Stakes, but William is a bit cautious as he feels Mysterious Night has a lot of pace. I think we will let the dust settle and see where we are. He wouldn’t mind a bit of cut of ground in the autumn, which might open up a few options.” On the same card, Eternal Pearl won the 2500m Group 3 Prix Minerve for the Appleby-Buick partnership by two lengths from Queen Trezy, with Sea The Sky a neck back in third. A week earlier at the same venue, the Andre Fabre-trained Botanik claimed a first Group Three when making all in the 2500m Prix de Reux under Mickael Barzalona. A 4yo gelded son of Golden Horn, Botanik’s only previous run in Group company had yielded a runner-up finish in the 2020 Group 1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud. But Fabre’s charge was not going to settle for anything less than victory and was brave all the way from gate to post as he won by almost a length from Glycon. Iresine was a further length back in third. Barzalona said: “Botanik likes this style of race and good ground. He has some class and he proved it.” news Nothing Mysterious as Night delivers on being dropped in class By Duane Fonseca CHAMPION HANDLER Charlie Appleby has a conundrum on his hands as he looks to next year’s lassics after Silver Knott went smooth as silk under Pat Dobbs in the Group 3 Solario Stakes at Sandown on Saturday evening. The Lope De Vega colt had shed his maiden tag in a novice event he won by two lengths at Kempton in August. And being upped massively in class, he delivered an even better performance in the 7f contest under Dobbs, who made the most of a spare ride, having stepped in for the sidelined James Doyle. Silver Knott cruised for the most part, but once shaken up by Dobbs, he soon put the race to bed as he gathered steam to effortlessly beat Wahaaj and run on to win by more than three lengths. Wahaaj was second, a further two lengths ahead of Desert Hero, who took third. Appleby said: “Pat has given him a lovely ride today; I told him just to give him a target and after looking like he could’ve been trapped in a bit, Pat did the right thing in dropping him in. He’s travelled into it like a nice horse. “There’s no set plans at the moment but I think he’ll be better when he steps up in trip and I’m expecting further improvement when he goes over a mile. Whether he’s a Royal Lodge kind of horse or whether we stick to the 7f for a bit longer, I’m not sure. “I think he’ll be a miler next year for sure and he could even go further being out of God Given who stayed a mile and a half well. I see no reason why he wouldn’t get 1m2f, everyone’s going to be asking about 1m4f but I think it’s a bit early for that!” Dobbs added: “Charlie wanted me to be a little bit closer but it was a messy race. I jumped well and tried to come back to get some cover but everyone kicked up the inside, so I had no other choice but to drop out a little further than ideal. “We started racing a long way out and Silver Knott has a very good turn of foot. He was probably in front a little too soon but he was slightly unbalanced and he came alight when I gave him a squeeze. He won very easily and is still a big baby. I think there is plenty of improvement in him and he is a beautiful mover. I’m not sure how far he can go.” Mysterious Night

7 Issue 766 - Thursday 25 August 2022 By Duane Fonseca THE CHARLIE APPLEBYschooled Nations Pride laid to rest the disappointment of finishing second in the Belmont Derby with a swashbuckling late flourish that saw him win the Grade 1 Saratoga Derby over 1900m at Saratoga. The Teofilo colt finished almost a length behind Classic Causeway when marking his US debut at Belmont Park in July under Frankie Dettori. Going ‘head to head’ again, Classic Causeway, trained by Kenny McPeek, set the pace yet again and attempted to make all under Julien Leparoux. In the hands of William Buick, Nations Pride was settled in third and moved up one spot leaving the back. He furiously chased down Classic Causeway turning for home and went to the front just inside the final 200m, quickening up steadily to pull well clear and win by almost two lengths grom Todd Pletcher’s Annapolis, driven by Irad Ortiz Jr. Classic Causeway was a further head back in third. Nations Pride had won the Jumeirah Derby, a conditions event on the Dubai World Cup Carnival programme in February and has now won five of his eight career starts. Winning trainer Appleby said: “We were confident coming into today that Nations Pride had done very well since the Belmont Derby. The team have done a fantastic job and he looks to have come on physically since his last run. “The key was trying to get him to jump quicker from the gates because he was slow into his stride at Belmont. He was a little bit sluggish still but William gave him a great ride; he raced down on the fence and thankfully the pace held up on the front end as well. It’s great for the team here. “Nations Pride won at Meydan, so we knew that a nice, slick track suits him. He won on quick going at Newmarket and then he didn’t stay on slower ground in the Derby on Epsom Downs. It was always our target to come out here with him; he is a good moving son of Teofilo and we were confident that he would adapt to the style of racing.” Buick added: “Nations Pride was drawn ten at Belmont, so it was very difficult for him to get across. He was a bit slow again today but the speed was on the inside and I managed to get in and follow it. “I thought the pace was nice and even at halfway. We had a good trip and he is a horse who stays well. He was in front a long way out but kept going all the way to the line.” Meanwhile, Matareya suffered a shock defeat when finishing third in the Grade 1 Test Stakes at the same venue a week earlier. The Brad Cox-trained Pioneerof The Nile homebred 3yo filly headed into the 1400m contest on the back of four straight wins, including a dominant display in the Grade 1 Acorn Stakes. Held up in fifth in a field of seven under Flavien Prat, Matareya was second turning for home, but lost her way after being bumped close to home and was forced to take third behind Chi Town Lady, with Hot Peppers placing second. Meydan winner Nations Pride delivers Derby success at Saratoga Nations Pride Matareya

8 Issue 766 - Thursday 25 August 2022 By Duane Fonseca GODOLPHINADDED to its Stateside Grade One tally courtesy of the Brendan Walsh-trained Santin, who bounced back to winning ways in the 1 8 0 0 m Arlington Million at Churchill Downs. The Godolphin homebred had won the Grade 1 Old Forester B o u r b o n Turf Classic Stakes over course and d i s t anc e in May and finished sixth in the Grade 1 Ma n h a t t a n Stakes at Belmont Park a month later. And after a two month break, the Distorted Humor colt was at his best with Tyler Gaffalione keeping him just off the pace set by Mick McCarthy’s Smooth Like Strait, who raced under the guidance of John Velazquez. Gaffalione picked his moment perfectly with Santin challenging Smooth Like Strait and taking over rather comfortably with a little under 400m left to race. With momentum on his side, Santin simply stretched out fully to finish almost two lengths clear at the wire. A distant third was Chad Brown’s Sacred Life, the ride of Manuel Franco. Winning rider Gaffalione said: “He has some speed and when we saw how the Beverly D. was playing we thought we needed to sit a little closer. “We were in a good spot and around the turn Smooth Like Strait came out a little bit but I had a lot of horse beneath me. In the past we thought he may have underperformed in his races. “We know how much talent he has and he showed that in the Turf Classic and here this afternoon in the Million. It's so special to win this race. Its history speaks for itself and I'm glad we are able to be a part of it.” Santin became the seventh horse in 2022 to win two US Grade One races and could be Breeders’ Cup bound now, with Walsh suggesting: “I think the goal is the Breeders' Cup Mile. We have a couple of options. We'll talk about how to get there,” he said. The race has been run at Arlington Park since in 1981, but was staged at the Louisville track for the first time after its original venue closed in 2021. news By Duane Fonseca THE CHARLIE APPLEBYtrained Modern News filled the runner-up spot in a Group Three race for a second time this season when collared in the dying strides in the Sovereign Stakes at Salisbury. A half-brother to Classic winner Modern Games, Modern News had finished a length second in the Group 3 Diomed Stakes on Derby Day on Epsom Downs. In the mile contest at Salisbury, he broke smartly and quickly established a three length lead under William Buick. However, with Tempus firing on all cylinders in the closing stages under Hollie Doyle, Modern News kept losing ground and failed to hold on and ceded victory by almost a length. Appleby said: “Modern Games has runanother good, solid race.Hehas been very consistent all year and deserves to hopefully pick up a Group race at some point.” At Newbury, Appleby trained Dubawi colt Victory Dance made it two wins from three starts with a straightforward success in the 1400m Listed Denford Stakes. It was a perfect return to victory for the 2yo who went down narrowly in a thrilling edition of the Group 2 Superlative Stakes at Newmarket in July.

9 Issue 766 - Thursday 25 August 2022 By Duane Fonseca WINNING THE Grade 3 Saratoga Oaks Invitational Stakes turned out to be a case of sweet revenge for Godolphin’s With The Moonlight, who repaid McKulick, her conqueror in last month’s Grade 1 Belmont Oaks Invitational at Belmont Park. Trained by Charlie Appleby and driven by William Buick, the homebred daughter of Frankel took her time chasing Chad Brown’s Contemporary Art, the ride of Flavien Prat, who exerted herself to make most of the running, leading the field of five into the home stretch. Buick revved With The Moonlight up turning for home and kept her in a good position on the outside from where she ran her heart out and sprung clear to win by almost two lengths from McKulick, trained by Brown and ridden by Irad Ortiz Jr. McKulick had beaten her by a similar margin at Belmont. A further neck back in third was NewYear’s Eve for Brendan Walsh and Tyler Gaffalione. The win was the second in as many days for Godolphin, Appleby and Buick at Saratoga, the trio coming together to win the Grade I Saratoga Derby Invitational the previous day with Nations Pride. It was Appleby’s first visit at Saratoga and he said: “I thoroughly enjoyed it. I have to say, NYRA and everybody at Saratoga have been very kind to us and very hospitable. “They looked after myself and my team very well. Obviously, it’s great to have the winners, but it’s my first time here and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s an amazing place and I can see why there’s been a lot of history and a lot of fun had here.” Buick is all for horses flying to race in the States from Europe. “They always improve with one run on these tracks. Nations Pride and With The Moonlight, they were going to improve off that first run and they showed that,” he added. Saratoga sunshine for blues With The Moonlight By Duane Fonseca GRASS CONTINUES to be the greener option for Charlie Appleby’s Rebel’s Romance, who won the 2021 Group 2 UAE Derby on dirt at Meydan. The 4yo Dubawi gelding delivered listless performances at Dubai’s marquee racecourse early this year, but seems to be in resurgent form since being asked to switch surfaces and is now three in three on turf. His latest scalp arrived at Hoppegarten as he held on by a neck to win the Group 1 Grosser Preis von Berlin. It was a perfect progression to his two previous turf appearances in the UK. He marked his surface debut with victory in the Listed Fred Archer Stakes at Newmarket in June and nicked the Group 2 Queen’s Plate Glorious Stakes at Goodwood a month later. In Germany, Rebel’s Romance found himself at the rear of the eight horse field in the 2400m contest with nothing much changing entering the straight. But he seemed to have plenty in the tank and took up the running from Northern Ruler a furlong out. Ridden by James Doyle, he forged clear with Nerik giving chase until the post but falling short by a neck. The pair were almost two lengths clear of Ardakan in third. Appleby said: “Rebel’s Romance came into this race with a nice profile and we have probably been running him on the wrong surface for so many years! “He is ‘three from three’ since switching to turf now and is enjoying his racing. “I don’t know how far he can go on turf, but we will possibly have a look at returning to Germany for another Group One in the autumn. I am very pleased with him and it was a great ride by James.” Doyle added: “Rebel’s Romance had a different start to his career compared to most of our horses in that we trained him for the dirt and he ended up winning the UAE Derby. It feels like he has definitely improved for the switch to turf and he came into the race relatively unexposed. “I thought he did a super job and travelled round really smoothly. They didn’t go much of a pace and I ended up further back than ideal but he was a bit boisterous beforehand, so I wanted to make sure he relaxed properly. He showed a good kick at the top of the straight.” Rebel’s gives turf Romance proof in Germany

10 Issue 766 - Thursday 25 August 2022 news By Duane Fonseca GODOLPHIN AUSTRALIA star Anamoe raked a fourth Group One success when taking out the Winx Stakes at Randwick with trainer James Cummings hinting he still might have a lot more left to deliver. Cumming’s 4yo Street Boss colt topped the pecking order stepping into the gates for the 1400m contest and jockey James McDonald made sure he did not disappoint as he kept Anamoe in third along the inside turning for home. There was plenty left to do and McDonald took him further right, even closer to the rail in his bid for glory. With space opening up, the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas winner switched into top gear and kicked clear 150m out to win by almost two lengths from Chris Waller’s Fangirl. Back in third was Profondo for trainer Richard Litt and jockey Brenton Avdulla. Anamoe now has the distinction of winning at Group One level during his two, three and 4yo seasons. He won the Group 1 Inglis Sires as a juvenile, the Caulfield Guineas and Rosehill Guineas during his 3yo campaign and has now made a splash as a 4yo in the Winx Stakes. And Cummings hinted more could be expected, saying: “His Highness Sheikh Mohammed loves racing his horses and 3yos coming back to training at four. It’s exciting to see what he might have left in store. “We have options and he’s the type of horse we could drop back in distance because he’s fast. He’s the type of horse who can carry a stable.” The Group 1 Cox Plate at Moonee Valley in late October could be Anamoe’s next target, but Cummings refused to be drawn into committing. “We have plenty of time to see how he pulls up,” he said. “We get spoilt for choice with what’s on the table for a horse like him. “He’s a wonderful horse to have in training and a great advertisement with what we can do with the farm. “It’s great to see him flying, coming back at four and hopefully the preparation unfolds as beautifully as it did this return run.” Winning rider McDonald added: “He’s a superstar, he’s a lovely horse. Dare I say it, I think he definitely feels better from three to four. “Obviously some can, some don’t but this is a different horse; he’s more alert, he’s putting it all together. He will only get better as he gets on, I don’t have enough words to say about him. Lucky I’ve strapped myself to him.” Anamoe’s success came 40 minutes after Cummings saddled 4yo Brazen Beau filly Zapateo who quickened well in the straight to win the Group 3 Laurel Oak Toy Show Quality handicap at the same venue. Ridden by Rachel King in the 1100m sprint, Zapateo seemed the likely candidate from the outset. The favourite, she travelled well all along before being switched left for space to stretch out fully. Riddwen hard by King with 400m left, Zapateo responded with a good turn of foot to take up the running with just over a 200m left to run and went forward without much fuss to win by almost three lengths from Jamaea, trained by Robert and Luke Price and ridden by Tommy Berry. A further nose behind in third was Sky Command for trainers Gerald Ryan and Sterling Alexiou and jockey Tyler Schiller. Anamoe: Cummings Winx as he expects more Anamoe Zapateo Group One career wins for the 4yo son of Street Boss 4

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12 Issue 766 - Thursday 25 August 2022 Daumier Blue Diamond Stakes, Caulfield Speaker’s Corner Carter Handicap, Aqueduct Modern Games Emirates Poule d’Essai des Poulains, Longchamp Native Trail Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas, Curragh Cascadian All Aged Stakes, Randwick Matareya Acorn Stakes, Belmont Coroebus St James’s Palace Stakes, Ascot Naval Crown Platinum Jubilee Stakes, Ascot Nations Pride Saratoga Derby Invitational Stakes, Saratoga Santin Arlington Million, Churchill Downs Rebel’s Romance Grosser Preis von Berlin, Hoppegarten Anamoe Winx Stakes, Royal Randwick Santin Turf Classic Stakes, Churchill Downs Anamoe Rosehill Guineas, Rosehill Coroebus 2000 Guineas Stakes, Newmarket Godolphin 2022 Group One winners

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14 Issue 766 - Thursday 25 August 2022 Shadwell News CRACK SPRINTER Minzaal will be afforded another tilt at Group One honours in Haydock’s 6f Sprint Cup after his narrow defeat at Deauville in the 6½f Prix Maurice de Gheest. Fresh from an impressive victory in the 6f Group 3 Hackwood Stakes at Newbury last month, Owen Burrows’ 4yo, a Mehmas colt purchased by Shadwell for 140,000gns as a yearling, was placing at the highest level for the third time when filling the runnerup spot behind Highfield Princess in the Deauville feature. While delighted with his star sprinter’s performance, Burrows is hoping Minzaal can eventually break his Group One duck, with a trip to Merseyside next on his agenda. “He’s been knocking on the doors in these Group Ones for a few years now: he’s Group One placed at two, three and four. It would just be lovely if he could get his head in front in one,” said the Lambourn handler. “The race probably wasn’t run to suit the horses coming from behind, but I have no real complaints. I thought he ran a very creditable race. “I don’t know if he could go up in trip. There’s only really the Prix de la Foret over 7f and I think we’ll stick to the plan of going to Haydock and see what happens there. “His jockey, Jim Crowley, is adamant he’s going to be better with a bit of juice in the ground. It was pretty quick at Deauville, but it was a very good run. “He’s by Mehmas and he has a lot going for him as a potential stallion, so if he could win a Group One it would make a big difference.” Speedster to seek Group One Cup prize in Haydock sprint Quote of the week Sea The Stars’ trainer John Oxx regarding Shadwell star Baaeed: “Baaeed is very like his dad, Sea The Stars, it’s striking really. Sometimes you think you’re looking at the same horse almost. He has a lot of similarities to Sea The Stars and, with great horses, it’s not really about whether they stay or not, they’re just superior athletes to the rest. Distance doesn’t really matter to Baaeed, whether he goes down in distance or up, he’s still superior. Basically, it really does appear a case of ‘like father like son!’” Sea The Stars Baaeed John Oxx

15 Issue 766 - Thursday 25 August 2022 TRAINER WILLIAM HAGGAS has nominated three possible routes to retirement for the amazing Baaeed, including making it clear for the first time that the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe will be considered for the exceptional Juddmonte International hero. Having proved unbeatable over a mile, the world’s best Thoroughbred outshone his exploits over that trip on his first attempt at an extended 1m2f, crushing 2021 winner Mishriff by six and a half lengths. He will be given an official rating of 135 (up from 128) by the BHA (British Horseracing Association), a figure bettered only by Frankel (140) and Baaeed’s sire, Sea The Stars (136), since the World’s Best Racehorse Rankings were introduced in 2004. When speaking in the winner’s enclosure, Haggas and owner Sheikha Hissa both pointed towards a farewell outing in the Champion Stakes on 15 October. Now, however, the Arc, for which he would need to be supplemented, and Leopardstown’s Royal Bahrain Irish Champion Stakes have been added to the melting pot, with Haggas stressing the owner would ultimately determine an autumn programme for Shadwell’s future stallion. Haggas explained: “Everything is possible at the moment, even the Arc. I have to talk to Sheikha Hissa, but we’re going to enjoy the moment and don’t need to make any decisions yet. “There are three options: it’s either Champion Stakes only; the Irish Champion and then the Champion Stakes, or the Arc de Triomphe. “If Sheikha Hissa wants him to have two races, the middle option would be the one. If Sheikha Hissa is happy to go the Champion only, then that would be the route. If she would like to go for the Arc, that would be the one and the rest would not be in the equation. “It’s just a case of how much I let him off. I would let him off a bit if we were going straight to the Champion Stakes, but if we were going elsewhere I don’t need to let him off too much. “We had quite a lot of people saying we shouldn’t even be going over 1m2f. They didn’t see why we would do that when he was already so good over a mile. He actually improved for the extra distance, and I didn’t see anything at York that suggested a 1m4f would not be within his reach. “What the Juddmonte International did was confirm what we have always thought about him. He was imperious. That pleased me because I’m very keen for him to get the recognition he deserves. I think he is exceptional.” Prior to Haggas’ comments, Shadwell’s racing manager, Angus Gold, had said: “Personally, I would very much doubt the Irish Champion is a possibility; he is entered but when I spoke to Sheikha Hissa about the possibility of the Arc, she wanted to stick with William’s original plan, the Champion Stakes at Ascot. “We’ll give it time, let the dust settle and there’s nice conversations to be had, but at the moment I don’t see the Irish Champion coming into the equation, and at the moment there is no temptation for the Arc, unless Sheikha Hissa and the family change their mind.” Three options for Baaeed’s swansong

16 Issue 766 - Thursday 25 August 2022 Shadwell News Alfareeq Jebel Hatta, Meydan Baaeed Lockinge Stakes, Newbury Hukum Coronation Cup, Epsom Al Muthana Gold Challenge, Greyville Baaeed Queen Anne Stakes, Newbury Baaeed Sussex Stakes, Goodwood Baaeed Juddmonte International, York Shadwell 2022 Group One winners

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18 Issue 766 - Thursday 25 August 2022 THE CURRAGH announced recently that Al Basti Equiworld, Dubai, the UAE’s leading supplier of horse feeds and supplements, will sponsor the Group 1 Flying Five, a leading sprint race in the international racing calendar. The 5f Group 1 Al Basti Equiworld, Dubai Flying Five will take place as one of the feature races on The Curragh on Sunday 11-September, the second day of Irish Champions Weekend and will carry total prize money of €400,000. The agreement is for the next three years with the option to extend their support for a further two years. Some of the fastest horses in the world feature among the current 35 entries for the race, including Group One winners A Case Of You, Winter Power and last year’s winner Romantic Proposal. Other notable contenders are Khaadem, winner of the King George Stakes at Goodwood, Barberstown Castle Sapphire Stakes winner Ladies Church and Prix Maurice de Geest heroine Highland Princess, together with the unbeaten Royal Aclaim and King’s Lynn who carries the colours of owner and breeder, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. The Curragh is pleased to team up with Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) to offer the winner of the Al Quoz Sprint in Dubai an automatic entry into the Flying Five each year. Al Basti Equiworld founder Malih Al Ba quiworld, Dubai Flying Five to our portfolio of international sponsorships which include Group races at York, Newmarket, Dundalk and in New Zealand, and a number of high profile jockeys in the UK, Ireland and France. “I am sure The Curragh will provide an excellent stage for the continued promotion of our brand.” Brian Kavanagh, chief executive of The Curragh added: “We are delighted to welcome Al Basti Equiworld, Dubai to our roster of sponsors here on The Curragh and very grateful to Malih Al Basti and his team for agreeing to support the Flying Five on Irish Champions Weekend. “This is an important race for us and is part of the ‘Win and You’re In’ promotion by the Breeders’ Cup with the winner guaranteed a run in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Keeneland. “Recent winners such as Caravaggio, Sole Power, Havana Grey, Glass Slippers and Romantic Proposal attest to the quality of the race and this year’s entries point to a very strong renewal. News A Case Of You Romantic Proposal €400,000 total prize purse Al Basti Equiworld, Dubai to sponsor Flying Five

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20 Issue 766 - Thursday 25 August 2022 THE BAHRAIN TURF CLUB has announced an increase in purse money to the tune of 20% for the 2022 Bahrain International Trophy and the Bahrain Turf Series, meaning that the total prize fund for the Group 3 Bahrain International Trophy will rise to £600,000 for 2022. Alongside that, the ten Bahrain Turf Series’ races will be run for £60,000 apiece. Inaugurated in 2019 as a conditions race, the Bahrain International Trophy was upgraded to Group Three status last year, with Lord Glitters edging out Godolphin’s Barney Roy in a tight finish to the 1m2f contest. It was recently confirmed the 9yo gelded winner, also victorious at Meydan in each of the last two years and a dual Group One winner, had been retired. Shaikh Salman bin Rashed Al Khalifa, executive director of the Bahrain Turf Club, thinks the increased prize money on offer will further cement the fixture on the international calendar. He explained: “We are delighted to announce an increase in prize money for our feature race, the Group 3 Bahrain International Trophy. We are continually looking to develop horse racing in the kingdom and by making this race more valuable, we believe that it is now firmly established on the international programme. We look forward to this year’s renewal and hope that we will attract some of the best horses from around the world.” News International prize money boost for Bahrain Lord Glitters

21 Issue 766 - Thursday 25 August 2022 The Group 3 Jebel Ali Racecourse & Stables Anglesey Stakes has a habit of producing winners who go on to excel, including: 1969 Nijinsky 1971 Roberto 1980 Storm Bird 1982 Caerleon 1984 Law Society 1985 Woodman 1991 St Jovite 2001 Johannesburg 2004 Oratorio 2020 A Case Of You Big Bear has more than a Little to try and emulate News This year’s winner Little Big Bear was mightily impressive when following up in the Group 1 Phoenix Stakes

22 Issue 766 - Thursday 25 August 2022 MORE GODOLPHIN HORSES TO BE SOLD AT MEYDAN Desert Wisdom TO BE CONDUCTED by the Emirates Racing Authority (ERA) in conjunction with Tattersalls, the Racing in Dubai September Sale will be staged on 17 September. Held at theMeydan quarantine facility at NOFA Stables, the sale will start at 6:45pm local time. All horses will be available for viewing on 15-16 September from 8-10am and again from 4-6pm each day. Sheikh Rashid bin Dalmook Al Maktoum, vice chairman of the ERA said: “We are delighted to offer some exceptional bloodstock for the current ownership base, and hopefully this will encourage new owners to invest in the UAE racing industry. “The Racing in Dubai Sale provides great value and has a provenrecordinproducinghorses that win at all our tracks, even successful at the Dubai World Cup meeting.” All horses are carefully selected by Godolphin’s bloodstock manager, Marie Sullivan and September’s offering should be confirmed in the coming weeks. Last year’s auction produced two Super Saturday winners: Dh70,000 bargain purchase Desert Wisdom landed the Group 3 Burj Nahaar before Eastern World, who cost Dh225,000, won the Group 3 Mahab Al Shimaal. The former arguably bettered his Burj Nahaar effort when finding only Japan’s Bathrat Leon too strong in the Group 2 Godolphin Mile over the same 1600m dirt course and distance.

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24 Issue 766 - Thursday 25 August 2022 THE SARATOGA DERBY success of Godolphin’s Nations Pride was particularly significant for Darley sire Teofilo whose daughter Toskana Belle is the dam of the Grade One winner. Because, not only did the 3yo become the 23rd winner top flight sired by Teofilo, but his victory ensured the Jim Bolger-bred and trained horse joined an elite club as one of only seven stallions to have a Group One winner in each of his first 11 northern hemisphere-bred crops. The Kildangan Stud resident, who was European Champion Juvenile of 2006, is the only living member of this extraordinary group, which includes his own sire Galileo and grandsire Sadler’s Wells, as well as global luminaries A P Indy, Deep Impact, Mr Prospector and former Kildangan studmate Shamardal. Nations Pride is one of 11 individual Stakes winners this year for Teofilo. This season has also been an outstanding one for the 18yo in the role of broodmare sire, with no fewer than three Group One Classic winners. Both British Guineas winners Coroebus and Cachet are out of Teofilo mares, while Preis der Diana heroine Toskana Belle also has Teofilo as her broodmare sire. The Group 2 German 2000 Guineas winner Maljoom and the Group 1 Prix d’Ispahan winner Dreamloper also have daughters of Teofilo as their dam. Darley sire joins elite club Bloodstock Nations Pride Teofilo Group One winners in Europe Selected other recent Group One winners in Europe Inspiral Prix Jacques le Marois, Deauville Little Big Bear Phoenix Stakes, The Curragh

25 Issue 766 - Thursday 25 August 2022 THE GODOLPHIN buying team were forced to spend €2 million to deny Charlie Gordon-Watson on the highly touted yearling colt by Dubawi out of Golden Valentine, the highlight of the final blockbuster session of the Arqana August Sale. The colt is the third foal out of Group 3 Prix Minerve victrix Golden Valentine, a 9yo Dalakhani mare who is herself out of Gold Round, a sibling to the brilliant Goldikova and the Prix Vermeille heroine Galikova. “He’s an exceptional horse who’s very light on his feet,” said Anthony Stroud, who was joined by David Loder as he signed the docket. “Dubawi is a brilliant stallion and the team thought he was the one we really wanted to get.” He was offered by Ecurie des Monceaux whose director Henri Bozo added: “I think he was a spectacular colt with a lot of class and a great attitude. I was expecting a good sale and we’re not disappointed. “Dubawi is a stallion we’ve used as much as we can and hopefully they end up being champions on the racetrack because that’s really what counts. He was bred in partnership with the Roths, who are great partners. It’s great for France to have such supporters.” Godolphin were out clear at the top of the buyers’ chart with Sheikh Mohammed’s operation contributing €5.55m to the aggregate with six purchases, including the €1.6m Shamardal colt who topped day one. Godolphin dominate Arqana returns Henri Bozo & Anthony Stroud €2 million Dubawi colt Godolphin secure cracking Shamardal colt ON A SWELTERING Saturday afternoon in Deauville, big bids flowed freely during the opening session of the Arqana August Sale, most notably when Godolphin and Japanese trainer Yoshito Yahagi went head to head over the Shamardal colt out of the Group Three heroine Lady Frankel. The rival camps were due to clash the following afternoon on the racecourse just across the road when the Charlie Appleby-trained Coroebus and Bathrat Leon contested the Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville, both ultimately well beaten, and they warmed up with some big money sparring during the opening act of France’s flagship yearling sale. Godolphin’s Anthony Stroud and David Loder were hidden away, while Yahagi stood with his entourage on the top tier of a riveted, bustling auditorium. After a protracted duel it was Godolphin who registered the winning bid at €1.6 million. “They’re not making any more Shamardals,” said Stroud after signing the docket. “He’s been a fantastic stallion for Godolphin, as you know he stood at Kildangan, and we’re very pleased to get him. He’s from a very good family, from an excellent farm and has a stallion’s pedigree as well so I’m delighted that Godolphin have him. “We all thought he had excellent conformation, he’s an excellent mover and has a good outlook. He’s a fine horse and from such an eminent breeder. Normally he wouldn’t come on the market but we’re delighted to be able to acquire him.” Shamardal, whose best progeny include the likes of Blue Point, Pinatubo and Tarnawa, died at the age of 18 in April 2020, so this is his final crop of yearlings. The colt was offered by Gestut Ammerland, who bred the exciting youngster out of Lady Frankel, winner of the Prix de Lieurey and third in the Prix de l’Opera during her time in training with Andre Fabre. In turn, Lady Frankel is out of Lady Vettori, best known as the dam of Lope De Vega, who is closely related to this colt, being another son of Shamardal. Yahagi may have missed out on the Shamardal colt but he was not to be denied the following day, paying €2.1million for a Siyouni colt, a full-brother to 2019 French Derby and Prix del’Arc de Triomphe hero Sottsass. “Of course his pedigree is excellent,” said Yahagi after signing the ticket. “Sottsass won the Arc and My Sister Nat was second to my horse, Loves Only You, in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf. “He’s a good moving horse and I love him. I will bring him to Japan and I hope he will win the Japanese Derby.” €1.6 million Shamardal colt Yoshito Yahagi gives a thumbs up €2.1 million Siyouni colt

26 Issue 766 - Thursday 25 August 2022 Pride Of Priory – Kieran Shoemark (GB & Ireland) Amanzoe – Joanna Mason (Ladies) Orbaan – Neil Callan (GB & Ireland) Themaxwecan – Jamie Spencer (GB & Ireland) Jungle Cove – Emma-Jayne Watson (Ladies) Hamaki – Jamie Spencer (GB & Ireland) Adaay In Asia – Neil Callan (GB & Ireland) DDF Shergar Cup in photos Manaccan – Hayley Turner (Ladies) DDF Shergar Cup Final Team Standings Great Britain & Ireland 132 Ladies 81 Rest of the World 72 Europe 51 Top Jockeys Neil Callan 50 Jamie Spencer 37 Kieran Shoemark 33 GB & Ireland cel ebrat e t heir success on t he podium Neil Callan

28 Issue 766 - Thursday 25 August 2022 York Ebor Festival - Day 1 Perfect ten for Shadwell star BAAEED

29 Issue 766 - Thursday 25 August 2022 THE OPENING DAY of the York Ebor Festival was highlighted by arguably the feature of the four days, the 1m2½f (an extended 10f) Group 1 Juddmonte International Stakes, turned into a procession by Baaeed. Homebred by Shadwell, the 4yo colt by Sea The Stars is now unbeaten after ten starts, the previous nine all over a mile, and was registering a sixth consecutive Group One success for William Haggas, all under Jim Crowley who was winning on him for the eighth time. Dane O’Neill partnered the brother of this year’s 1m4f Group 1 Coronation Cup winner Hukum to his first two victories. Settled in fifth of the six runners by Crowley, he made ridiculously smooth progress in the straight before striking the front just over a furlong out, soon putting the race to bed. Clearly impressed, a delighted Crowley said: “I couldn’t believe it. I always knew it was there, even from day one when I rode him at Newmarket. He has everything, he’s the perfect racehorse. “It was great, I was always in control. I’m not joking here: he’d win a July Cup all the way up to 1m4f; he has everything. He’s as good as the greats.” Haggas added: “That was fantastic and hewas imperious. I was tense beforehand but was happy with him. We had a little scare before the race and those sorts of things add to the pressure. “We’re going for the Champion Stakes at Ascot. We can’t do the Arc and Ascot, they’re too close. The Champion Stakes has always been the plan. (The following day it was revealed the Arc would be considered as well as the Irish Champion Stakes). “It was a spectacular performance and I’m glad now that everyone will believe it. We’ve always felt it. I’ve been slow to step him up in trip. This was the perfect opportunity to do that and he clearly stays it well and he has a fabulous temperament. The juvenile feature, the 7f Group 3 Acomb Stakes, was won in gritty fashion by Juddmonte’s Chaldean, a Frankel colt who cost connections 550,000gns at Tattersalls as a foal at the end of November 2020, the owners enjoying a winner on the day of their longstanding and probably highest profile race sponsorship. Saddled by Andrew Balding and partnered on this occasion by Ryan Moore, he was fifth on debut over 6f at Newbury before landing a novice stakes over the straight 7f on the same course, 33 days earlier. Juddmonte racing manager Barry Mahon said: “It’s a special day. It’s ten years since Frankel won the International here and he’s leaving his mark on the racetrack every week that goes by. It’s lovely to have this one in the Juddmonte colours.

30 Issue 766 - Thursday 25 August 2022 “He’s a lovely horse. He’s very straightforward and did it well, he was gutsy. He kept finding and Ryan feels like he’ll step up to a mile. We’ll get him home, see what’s available and make a plan. “He’s a May foal, so he’s quite a young horse and I’d imagine he has more developing and growing to do. We won’t overrace him this year. “The Guineas is possible, he’ll have no problem staying a mile and he could even get a little further next year. Quite rarely he’s a purchase by Juddmonte, the Abdullah family bought him as a foal and he’s repaying them now.” For 3yo colts and geldings, the 1m4f Group 2 Great Voltigeur Stakes, a recognised stepping stone towards the St Leger, went to impressive winner Deauville Legend. Ridden by Daniel Muscutt in the colours of K K Ho for James Ferguson, the pair were chased home by Godolphin’s Secret State, denying him a fifth straight success on just his sixth career start. Ferguson’s charge, a €200,000 Arqana yearling purchase, is a gelded son of Sea The Stars, thus ineligible for the St Leger, who was winning for the third time on his seventh racecourse appearance. His previous success was on his penultimate outing in the Group 3 Bahrain Trophy on Newmarket’s July Course. He was then second in the Group 3 Gordon Stakes at Glorious Goodwood, behind New London, a stablemate of Secret State. Ferguson also saddled El Bodegon who was denied second in the dying strides by Secret State. Understandably he was thrilled and said: “They both ran fantastically well and I’m thrilled to have two horses of their calibre. “One moment I thought El Bodegon was going to win and Dan was in trouble, the next I sawDan with a double-handful. He gave him a beautiful ride and didn’t panic. “I’m looking forward to both of their future careers down under. At the moment El Bodegon is in the Cox Plate and Deauville Legend in the Melbourne Cup, but quarantine is in about two weeks and the owners have to make the final decision.” Chaldean Deauville Legend

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