Abu Dhabi interests acquire half-sister to an Arc winner

THE DUBAWI half-sister to 2019 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe hero Waldgeist may have been reluctant to enter Tattersalls’ Park Paddocks sales ring, but prospective purchasers needed no such help and after a prolonged bidding rally the blue

New Street for Boss as Darley confirm fees

FEES HAVE BEEN announced for the 20 Grade or Group One-winning Darley stallions who will stand in New South Wales and Victoria for the 2021 breeding season. Heading this year’s roster is the Champion Sire and son duo of Exceed And Excel and

Exciting matings planned for Shadwell mares

SHADWELL’S BLUEBLOODED broodmare band is set to support some of the leading stallions, both their own and at other operations, for this year’s breeding season, with the brilliant Taghrooda set to visit Lope De Vega. The Oaks and King George VI and

Original Classic Purebred sadly passes away

THE LEGENDARY Kahayla, who previously raced as Victoria’s Secret in her native US, sadly passed away it was announced by Khalid Khalifa Al Nabooda’s Al Aweer Farm, where she resided, just as Al Adiyat was going to press last week. Fittingly, the a

Pivotal in Cheveley Park fortunes, star sire retired

SIRE OF GODOLPHIN’S 2014 Group 1 Dubai World Cup hero African Story, veteran sire Pivotal has been retired from covering duty at the age of 28, Cheveley Park Stud have announced. He stood a remarkable 24 consecutive seasons at the Newmarket operat

Irish breeders recognise achievements of Godolphin duo

EQUINE GODOLPHIN STARS Pinatubo and Ghaiyyath both received honours at the 2020 Irish Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association (ITBA) National Breeding & Racing Awards, which were distributed via an online ceremony last Saturday evening. Pinatubo, crown

King the Man for Queen Enable

HOT ON THE HEELS of the sad passing of owner Prince Khalid Abdullah, his Juddmonte Farms has unveiled mating plans for its exceptional broodmare band, which has been bolstered by dual Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe heroine Enable, the winner of 11 Grou

Former Godolphin star euthanised

WORLD CHAMPION MILER and leading French sire Slickly has been euthanised at the grand old age of 25 at Haras du Logis. The grey had been pensioned from stud duties in 2019, having stood at Logis since he retired to stud in 2003. Julian Ince, who h

Business as usual for Juddmonte

SOME GOOD NEWS emanating after the peaceful passing of Prince Khalid Abdullah in that his family have confirmed that they intend to honour his legacy and continue the operation of his Juddmonte Farms breeding and racing empires. Therefore, the che

Zoffany a sad loss

A GROUP ONE winner on the track and sire of last season’s Group 1 National Stakes hero Thunder Moon, Zoffany has been euthanised aged 13 owing to liver failure. The son of Dansili, he was the winner of the Phoenix Stakes at two, a closing narrow s

Kid’s retirement sweet for Lemon Drop

ON THE same day as his son Apolo Kid won at Sharjah, it was announced Lemon Drop Kid, perennially among the leading sires in North America, has been pensioned from stallion duties at age 25. He will remain at Lane’s End Farm in Kentucky to enjoy t

Syndicate squad far from Rougher after Byrne enjoys Dangerous Thought of team expansion

ARATHER subdued, distinctly low key, equine auction at Meydan on Monday was highlighted by a pair of EERC (Emirates Entertainment Racing Club) purchases, both from the Red Stables draft of Doug Watson. At Dh60,000, pride of place went to Rougher,

Cracking colt for Sheikh Hamdan but filly Stars early doors at Goffs before Frankel fever strikes

A BEAUTIFUL Sea The Stars filly stole the show at Goffs on the second day of the rescheduled November Foal Sale. The May born filly is a half-sister to the Italian Group Three second Troublemaker and Ranger In Paradise, who was placed in a Listed

Master another One for Dubawi

LAEL STABLES’ Roy and Gretchen Jackson have decided on a debut mating plan for their brilliant mare One Master, with the three-time 7f Prix de la Foret heroine set to visit Dubawi in 2021. The daughter of Fastnet Rock, who won seven of her 23 outi

On Record, Newspaperof to visit Galileo in headline mating

HEROINE OF THE 2018 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, Newspaperofrecord has run her last race and will visit perennial Champion Sire Galileo next year after being sold privately, trainer Chad Brown has confirmed. The daughter of Lope De Vega, w

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