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Normandy not Rome for Le Havre’s Candle

GROUP TWO winner Roman Candle has been purchased by Pascal Noue's Haras de la Hetraie and will become the first stallion son of Le Havre when he commences covering duty at the Normandy stud next year. The 3yo bay will be introduced to breeders at

Best Solution available for German breeders

Thrice a Group One winner for Godolphin and Saeed bin Suroor, Best Solution will take up covering duties at Gestüt Auenquelle next year with his introductory fee set at €6,500 and shares also available. The 5yo son of Kodiac has been pur

Waikuku Exultant Aethero warm up for HKIR in style

IMPRESSIVE DRESS rehearsal performances were the order at Sha Tin on Sunday as Waikuku, Exultant and Aethero tuned up for their respective runs on the Hong Kong International Races card on 8 December in some style. While Waikuku denied Beauty Gene

Williams’ Soothing ride gets Cummings excited

GODOLPHIN AUSTRALIA head trainer James Cummings heaped praise on Melbourne Cup winning jockey Craig Williams for his terrific performance that ensured Soothing crossed the line first in the Listed Century Stakes at Flemington last Thursday. Lonhro

Cartier willing ‘Enable recognise star mare

The amazing Enable was revealed as the 2019 Cartier Horse of the Year at the 29th annual Cartier Racing Awards, European horse racing’s equivalent of the Oscars, on Tuesday evening, just as Al Adiyat was going to press. Bred by owner Prince

Mabs set to Cross to new owners

Regally bred Coplow, dam of outstanding 1000 Guineas and recent Group 1 Sun Chariot Stakes winner Billesdon Brook, and the star Group One-winning sprinter Mabs Cross head a quality catalogue for the forthcoming Tattersalls December Mares Sale, whi

Confirmation after Midnight that Bisou races on

A leading contender for Horse of the Year and the favourite for the Breeders’ Cup Distaff in which she was second, Midnight Bisou will not go through the ring at the Fasig- Tipton November Sale, her connections announced on Saturday morning

Final race drama produces tied title as Tide turns with Time

The only title left to be decided going into the final day of the Irish Flat season at Naas was the apprentice championship, and what a finish it provided. With Andy Slattery leading Oisin Orr 43-41 at the outset of the day, the odds were consider

De Kock celebrates big race Turffontein double among six winners

There was a perception among some before Saturday’s Group 2 Charity Mile at Turffontein that the 1600m would be Barahin’s absolute minimum trip and that he wouldn’t find it easy against a few proven milers, but he proved far too

Phoenix and National Stud to Advertise new sire

FLAGBEARER Advertise, the 3yo son of Showcasing who carried the Phoenix Thoroughbreds colours to three Group One victories, has been retired from racing and will begin his stallion career at the National Stud in Newmarket in 2020. “We are hu

Bivouac heads gang of Group placers for Godolphin

A string of notable placed performances from Godolphin runners worldwide turned out to be the order of last week with trainer James Cummings’ Bivouac leading that group with a creditable second in the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemingt

Kenzai displays Warrior qualities to furnish Classic dreams

Juvenile Kenzai Warrior booked a return ticket to Newmarket’s Rowley Mile in May by powering out of the Dip to land the 7f Group 3 Horris Hill under Jack Mitchell. Roger Teal’s strapping juvenile was handed opening quotes for next year

Newcastle to host rearranged Futurity

A group one race will be staged on an artificial surface for the first time in Britain after it was revealed the rescheduled Vertem Futurity Trophy Stakes will be run on Newcastle’s Tapeta surface on Friday. The evening fixture emerged as th

Phoenix Loving big race success with Gaby

Owners Phoenix Thoroughbreds enjoyed a first Group One success in Australia last Friday when the Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained Loving Gaby powered home to land the 6f A$1.015m Manikato Stakes under the lights at Moonee Valley. Eustace, so

One last start for Hartnell

Stable Flagbearer and former Royal Ascot winner Hartnell is set for his final start on what will be his 34th run in Group One company and 58th in total when contesting the Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes at Flemington on 9 November. Consistent, versatile

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