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Duarte Fernandes




Duarte Fernandes Non Runner tonight a real shame but 

needed 2 no shows to get in 




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Leopardstown Races

Joseph O'Brien rides Battle Of Marengo to victory in the Ballysax Stakes


Battle Of Marengo swaps to David Simcock Yard with a European Campaign Planned


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2 x War Front 2 Year Old Colts Named today 

(Owner) J. Allen, Mrs J. Magnier, M. Tabor, D. Smith 

War Envoy (USA) 

B c (2012-foaled in USA) by War Front (USA) x La Conseillante (USA) 

Eisenhower (USA) 

B c (2012-foaled in USA) by War Front (USA) x Volga 



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Duarte Fernandes


Duarte Fernandes (USA) Owned by Annmarie O'Brien may run at Dundalk Tomorrow 8.15pm 1m2f Maiden The Son of Henrythenavigator is 2nd reserve (Jockey Booking to be announced at later stage if he gets in.) Made his debut at Cork Last June and was last home of the 13 runners.


Cristoforo Colombo & Afonso De Sousa will not run in the 745 at Dundalk 

tomorrow.


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RTE1 830pm Tonight Ear To The Ground Helen Investigates Coolmore's Breeding Success



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Gale Force Ten will run in the Zabeel Mile (Group 2) at 5pm & Pat Cosgrave will Ride him.


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News on some former Ballydoyle Inmates


Former Ballydoyle Inmate The Vatican has been renamed Waxing and runs in Race 2 at Flemington in March 1 for trainer Robert Hickmott for owners N.C. Williams & Partners. Same owners of Foundry.


Offer, another former Ballydoyle runner has been renamed The Offer nd is now trained by Gai Waterhouse. Will run March 1, at Rosehill.



Coolmore & China Club News

Wilderness by Fastnet Rock x Gold Anthem makes his debut, Race 1, for trainer David Hayes on March 1 at Flemington Racecourse with Michael Rodd aboard.Wilderness was a $2,500,000 purchase last year for Coolmore & China Club


Special Thanks to Chris Palmer




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Johnny Murtagh Retires


Yeats wins his fourth Gold Cup
Yeats Under Johnny Murtagh wins his fourth Gold Cup 


Former Ballydoyle Stable Jockey Johnny Murtagh Retires from race riding to 

concentrate on His Training Career. Some great memories of Johnny at Ballydoyle 

Yeats 4th Gold Cup had to be the most Memorable Good Luck in your future Johnny



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ENTRIES Friday Dundalk Cristoforo Colombo & Afonso De Sousa 745pm Duarte 

Fernandes 815pm. Really feels like the flat season is not far away with some big 

names coming out on Friday.


 

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        BehindTheGreen: Ireland Squad Visit Coolmore Stud

 

 



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                      Irish Ruby Team Visit Coolmore Stud 



 

 



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      FOUNDRY Storms home on Australian debut 

 

 


Former Ballydoyle inmate Foundry makes classy Australian Debut he just got up to 

win & it was only 7 furlongs he stayed on so strong nice win some turn of foot

Foundry was on our horses to follow list last year great start to his new career in Oz

 


FOUNDRY, a horse that Aidan O’Brien thought highly enough to enter in the Melbourne Cup, posted an impressive first-up win for Lloyd Williams in today’s tab.com.au Trophy at Flemington.

 

The four-year-old was one of about dozen European horses Williams purchased and he gave his new owner an immediate return.

 

Nick Williams said the win of Foundry was “surprising”, but noted it was a credit to all those at Mt Macedon.

 

“I didn’t think he would be sharp enough for them over 1400 metres,” Williams said.

 

“It’s only his fourth time to the races. He had one start as a two-year-old then missed most of his three-year-old with a couple of niggles.

 

“We were lucky enough to secure him and the future looks bright.”

 

Foundry, $9, finished powerfully for Craig Williams to edge out Our Hand Of Faith, $5, to win by a nose with a half head to Decircles, the $4 favorite, third.

 

Decircles was the last ride for Irish apprentice Oisin Murphy who tomorrow returns to England.


RACE REPLAY HERE >>>                 http://www.racingnetwork.com.au/uk-stayer-posts-first-up-win/tabid/83/newsid/18023/default.aspx



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Gale Force Ten 7th Race 3 & Mars 7th In Race 4 The Ballydoyle Ex Pats Poor Run Continues in the Dubai Racing Carnival. 



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                 2013 Total Coverings by Coolmore Stallions Lists 

                               Special Thanks to Jason Doyle 


 


Flat Stallions:

Alfred Nobel - 37

Canford Cliffs - 117
Choisir - 99
Danehill Dancer - 22
Duke Of Marmalade - 37
Dylan Thomas - 28
Excelebration - 153
Fastnet Rock - 193
Footstepsinthesand - 96
Galileo - 193
Henrythenavigator - 168
High Chaparral - 127
Holy Roman Emperor - 191
Mastercraftsman - 187
Peintre Célèbre - 32
Pour Moi - 100
Power - 143
Requinto - 93
Rip Van Winkle - 153
Rock Of Gibraltar - 99
So You Think - 83
Thewayyouare - 45
Zoffany - 116

 

National Hunt Stallions:


Ask - 80
Fame And Glory - 227
Flemensfirth - 195 
Getaway -254
Gold Well - 217
Mahler - 229
Milan - 214
Mountain High - 69
Oscar - 203
Sans Frontieres - 153
Scorpion - 198
Vinnie Roe - 100
Westerner - 68
Yeats - 252




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Coolmore fillies due by Frankel are Bronte, Experience, Fire And Flame and One 

True Love, Play Misty for Me & Infant Branca These fillies were covered to Southern 

Hemisphere




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For those like me who missed this at Xmas here is Joseph O'Brien s Interview on ATR



 



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Ruler looking to conquer the world in Dubai World Cup

12 February 2014 |

Ruler looking to conquer the world in Dubai World Cup

Ruler of The World on his way to winning the 2013 Investec Epsom Derby.

Derby winner Ruler of The World features among the early 341 entries for the Dubai World Cup in Meydan next month.

The four-year-old’s handler, the QIPCO British Champions Series’ Top Trainer for 2013, Aidan O’Brien, has also entered Breeders’ Cup Turf champion Magician and the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes third, Kingsbarns, for the Group 1 contest.

Kingsbarns’ winning rival on QIPCO British Champions Day was Olympic Glory and Richard Hannon’s star is also an entry for the United Arab Emirates-based fixture.

Certify, who extended her unbeaten run to five races in the Group 2 Cape Verdi at the Dubai World Cup Carnival last month, features for Godolphin as the most prominent of their selections.

Last year’s runner-up, international fans’ favourite Red Caudeaux, is again an intended runner for trainer Ed Dunlop. 

Of the international contingent, Breeders' Cup Classic winner Mucho Macho Man could lead the American charge, with Hong Kong Cup victor Akeed Mofeed and former Melbourne Cup champion Dunaden is also entered.





 



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Scintillula Leopardstown 25.07.2013

Mars (left): lines up in a Group 3 contest at Meydan on Thursday

 PICTURE: Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos)

Former O'Brien ace Mars kicks off his new career

MIKE DE KOCK has experienced a great deal of success in thepast with horses previously in thecare of Aidan O'Brien and it will be hoped a change of scenery can prove equally beneficial to Mars.

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The colt, previously owned by the Coolmore partners, has his first start for his new trainer in Thursday's Group 3 Firebreak Stakes at Meydan.

Third in last year's St James's Palace Stakes and sixth in both the 2,000 Guineas and Derby prior to that, Mars was perhaps a bit disappointing on his two most recent starts but De Kock clearly likes him.

He said: "The trip is going to be his minimum but we need to get him on the track and it makes sense to try him on Tapeta. He won at Dundalk on a similar surface but we need to see how he goes, in a race, on this surface, which he works well on."

Only nine have been declared for the mile contest, including dual South African Horse of the Year Variety Club, who is a first UAE runner for Joey Ramsden.

Eleven have been declared for the UAE 2,000 Guineas over a mile on Tapeta, a race De Kock has won five times, with each victor subsequently winning on Dubai World Cup night.

De Kock has four runners, the most interesting of whom isWednaan, winner of a Yarmouth maiden on his sole previous start.

The trainer said: "He's still green, a bit raw, and it could be inexperience that catches him out. The plan was to run in the trial but he was coughing after quarantine so we had to skip that.

"The preparation has not been ideal but he's fit, well and ready for a race. He has a lot of growing up to do and it will be interesting to see how he runs against much more experienced rivals."

Saeed Bin Suroor is seeking a fifth win in the race, but his first since 2009, and saddles Emirates Flyer, winner of the 7f trial a month ago but rejected here by Silvestre de Sousa, who chooses to ride stablemate Paximadia.

Bin Suroor, who won last week's UAE 1,000 Guineas with Ihtimal, said: "Paximadia has been working well since arriving from Australia and I really like him. He handles the Tapeta well at home and his Australian form is good. Emirates Flyer is in great form but this is obviously a stronger race than the trial."

Fellow Godolphin trainer Charlie Appleby also has two runners and again an Australian recruit appears stable first string on jockey bookings with Mickael Barzalona choosing Group 1 winner Long John over trial runner-up Safety Check.

Appleby said: "Long John is something of an enigma - his form is top notch but he shows very little at home. However, we were warned that would be the case so we're really looking forward to running him.

"Safety Check ran a great race in the trial and we were very happy with him. The longer trip is ideal as he won over a mile at Newmarket. It's nice to have two live chances in the race."

Irish raiders Jamesie, Balmont Mast and Russian Soul are among a maximum field of 14 in the Group 3 Al Shindagha Sprint.




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Ballydoyle World Cup Night Nominations Poster


 





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FOUNDRY Race 8 & THE UNITED STATES Race 9 make there debuts in Australia on Saturday at Flemington  Both Trained by Robert Hickmott Both now owned by N.C Williams and Partners Special Thanks to Chris Palmer



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Coolmore horses with Mike de Kock Nominated for Dubai World Cup night are:

Daddy Long Legs (by Scat Daddy) nomination for:
Dubai World Cup (Group 1),
Dubai Sheema Classic (Group 1),
Dubai Duty Free (Group 1),
Dubai Gold Cup (Group 2),
Godolphin Mile (Group 2). 

Flying The Flag (by Galileo) nomination for:
Dubai World Cup (Group 1),
Dubai Sheema Classic (Group 1),
Dubai Duty Free (Group 1),
Godolphin Mile (Group 2).

Gale Force Ten (by Oasis Dream) nomination for:
Dubai Duty Free (Group 1),
Dubai Golden Shaheen (Group 1),
Dubai Al Quoz Sprint (Group 1),
Godolphin Mile (Group 2).

Mars (by Galileo) nomination for:
Dubai World Cup (Group 1),
Dubai Sheema Classic (Group 1),
Dubai Duty Free (Group 1),
Godolphin Mile (Group 2).




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Mars gallops home alone at Dundalk RACINGFOTOS COMMars gallops home alone at Dundalk/


Mars makes his Meydan debut this week. One of nine declared for the G3 Firebreak 

Stakes over 1 mile


Starting at a mile with Mars a little too short IMO but ran well over trip in Guineas & St James Palace Stakes


Former Ballydoyle Horses Meydan Entries Thursday

Race 3 Gale Force Ten - Daddy Long Legs 

Race 4 Mars


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Plinth before the Grade 1 Juvenile Hurdle

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Plinth 3rd in Spring Juvenile

Don't write off Plinth for the Triumph Jumped really poorly GUITAR PETE looks the real deal.


if Plinth sorts his jumping in next 3 weeks can see him running a Big Race at 

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 Belmont Park Announces Huge raise in Prize money 


In fact.The New York Racing Association announced a total purse of $8 million for Belmont Stakes day,

The Gr I Manhattan 10 Furlongs on June 7th at 10F on Turf has had its purse raised to a million dollars
On June 6th Belmont will run the inaugural Belmont Gold Cup for 200,000 dollars at 2 miles on grass
Belmont Day is now second richest day in American racing

Hopefully Coolmore will send horses (News Information From Robert Yetman)



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Star strikes for O'Briens

 By Gary Carson


Lone Star and Joseph O'Brien take the mile maiden
Lone Star and Joseph O'Brien take the mile maiden
(Healy Racing Photos)

Lone Star drifted slightly in the betting on track but got the job done in the mile maiden at Dundalk for Aidan and Joseph O'Brien.

80/1 outsider Scooping took them along but gave way over a furlong from home asJoseph O'Brien drove his mount into the lead.

He galloped on strongly in the closing stages to post a two-and-a-quarter length success at 6/5 (opened 10/11).

Scooping just lost the runner-up spot close home to Bobby's Heart. Flare Of Firelight was backed on track from 6/4 into 11/10 favourite but could only finish a well held fourth.

Lone Star had finished down the field on his debut in a Curragh maiden last October but ran well here last month when second to Not Your Call.

“He's progressed since the last day. He might go for a winners' race and we'll see where he slots in,” said O'Brien senior afterwards.

(Additional reporting by Alan Magee)



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Aidan O'Brien ATR Interview 

Verrazano is a lovely horse very exciting very laid back with a good temperament very relaxed mind he has a lovely way of lobbing along

Magician is great he is cantering well anything from a mile to a mile and a half you'd imagine and is very exciting hes in good shape hopefully he can do what he did last year 

War Command is a big horse now a big powerful horse he is carrying loads of weight cantering away well hes done very well and we are happy with him

Every thing is good things have gone well with Australia could not be happier

Its just great to have a horse like Plinth to go for these races again


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 RTE PREVIEW DUNDALK  

Aidan O'Brien hasn't saddled too many runners in recent weeks but Lone Star represents the master of Ballydoyle in The Champions Restaurant At Dundalk Stadium Maiden and he ought to go well again having displayed improved form to finish second here at the beginning of last month.



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Everything went wrong on thursday at Meydan for BATTLE OF MARENGO he 

completely missed the break and ended up last 16th of 16 runners maybe back to 

turf and up in trip will suit better. Its been a woeful Carnival so far for the former 

Ballydoyle horses things can only get better.




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A Few Horses named today Registered by Mrs.John Magnier 

Rogue Trader B g (2009) by Milan (GB) - Bonnie Parker (National Hunt)

Foolish Ways   B f (2012) by Danehill Dancer - Foolish Act (Could be with D. Wachman)



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Reckless Abandon - Norfolk Stakes Royal Ascot 21.6.1

Reckless Abandon: Group 1 winner's dam will visit Galileo this year

 PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)

Sant Elena set for date with mighty Galileo

SANT ELENA, the dam of dual Group 1-winning two-year-old and Kildangan Stud newcomer Reckless Abandon, will visit champion sire Galileo in 2014.

She is currently in foal to Darley's exciting young sire New Approach and is due to foal later this spring for her owners, Car Colston Hall Stud in Nottinghamshire.

The 11-year-old Efisio mare won two races for Geoff Wragg before gaining valuable black type at Woodbine. While on the other side of the Atlantic, Sant Elena was covered by Exchange Rate - a mating that produced Reckless Abandon -before travelling back to Car Colston Hall Stud.

She has a yearling colt by Aqlaam who was sold to Angus Gold on behalf of Shadwell for 200,000gns in November, and an unraced three-year-old Dansili filly named Free Rein, who has been retained by the stud to race in the colours of the Eclipse Partnership Syndicate and is in training with Ralph Beckett.

"Free Rein had a little setback at two but she's back in work and Ralph is pleased with her," said stud manager Keith Haggins. "Sant Elena's dam Argent Du Bois, who has also produced dual US Grade 1 winner Ticker Tape, was barren last year but will visit Cape Cross in the coming months.

"We're desperately hoping for another filly from her to continue the line," said Haggins of the 18-year-old daughter of Silver Hawk.

"For her last three covers we've sent her to Pivotal, Dalakhani and Selkirk, who we consider good broodmare sires, and she's given us a colt each time.

"Argent Du Bois is out of Car Colston Hall Stud foundation mare Wiener Wald, who is 22 and in foal to Nathaniel, a stallion the stud has a share in.

"Wiener Wald is due to foal at the end of March - again, we would like a filly out of her, but would be more than happy with a colt," Haggins said of the Woodman mare, who has produced seven winners including Racing Post Trophy hero Crowded House.

"She looks 15 rather than 22. She is embedded in the history of the stud and it's fair to say that without her we wouldn't be where we are now.

"We have no mating plans for her this year and we hope she will live a long, happy retirement at Car Colston Hall Stud."

Wiener Wald's daughter Riotous Applause, the dam of Listed-winning two-year-old and former Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale top lot Invincible Warrior, is back in foal to that colt's sire Invincible Spirit and will visit Iffraaj in the coming months.

"Car Colston Hall Stud looks forward to supporting Reckless Abandon in his first year at stud by sending him the well-bred winning daughter of Hernando Hold On Tight," said Haggins.

"We are looking forward to the coming breeding season as we also plan to use the exciting new sires Al Kazeem and Declaration Of War and between current and forthcoming stock we are keeping everything crossed for the stud to breed a fifth Group 1 winner."


 





Aidan O'Brien

Aidan O'Brien: back with a G1 hurdles runner for first time since 2002

 PICTURE: Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos) 

Plinth to be a first for O'Brien since Istabraq

AIDAN O'BRIEN will return to the Grade 1 spotlight on Sunday when Ireland's perennial champion Flat trainer runs Plinth on the Hennessy Gold Cup undercard at Leopardstown.

O'Brien's contender faces a huge step up in level to contest the Grade 1 Gala Retail Spring Juvenile Hurdle having narrowly won a maiden hurdle on his one run over obstacles.

That head verdict over Ivan Grozny - who reopposes on Sunday -  was made to look a lot better when the latter demolished a large field of maidens at Naas to surge up the market for the JCB Triumph Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.

Plinth is a 16-1 chance for the Triumph behind 8-1 joint favourites Ivan Grozny and Le Rocher but that gap could close substantially with a win on Sunday as O'Brien saddles his first Grade 1 hurdles starter since Istabraq was pulled up as favourite for the 2002 Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham.

Frank Berry, racing manager to Plinth's owner JP McManus, who also runs Carlingford Lough in Sunday's Dr P J Moriarty Novice Chase, said: "Both horses appear to be in good form and the intention is for both to run.

"Aidan [O'Brien] and John [Kiely] are happy with them."

Gordon Elliott, who has supplemented recent purchase Tiger Roll for the Spring Juvenile Hurdle, has reported Don Cossack to be in great shape for the Moriarty.

"We missed Christmas time with him as he had a couple of quick runs last year," said Elliott. "But he seems to be in great form, so we'll let him take his chance on Sunday and see how he gets on."

In other news on the undercard, trainer Philip Fenton reportsThe Tullow Tank to be super form as he bids for his third Grade 1 success of the season in the Deloitte Novice Hurdle.

Fenton said: "He has surprised us this season. Last year he looked average and he was still developing but fair dues to Barry [Connell], we took our time with him and those couple of runs over hurdles last season have helped him to grow up.

"When he won his bumper last season we felt that he might develop into a novice hurdler this season, but we didn't expect him to be a Grade 1 horse. He has had a clear run since Christmas."



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Lone Star (Sea The Stars) is entered in the Maiden at 715pm at Dundalk on Friday 

His 2nd Run of the season he was 2nd in his first




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Former Ballydoyle Horses Meydan Entries for Thursday, 06 February 2014 >

Race 6 BATTLE OF MARENGO & MARS


 

 







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Some Major Milestones Hit over the weekend 


 

 





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Horses in Training 2014 Page Updated


 




From Brisnet


Verrazano postpones stud duty, switches to O'Brien

Verrazano stands to enhance his resume with an international turf campaign for Aidan O'Brien (David Owens/Equi-Photo)

Coolmore announced Sunday that multiple Grade 1 star Verrazano, who was slated to begin his stallion career at Ashford Stud in 2014, will instead prolong his racing career. But rather than returning to the barn of Todd Pletcher, the four-year-old has crossed the Atlantic to join trainer Aidan O'Brien in Ireland, where he will prepare to transfer his game to turf.

"Being the best son of More Than Ready, who is doing so well as a sire in Australia, we feel that a European campaign would raise his profile when the time comes for him to shuttle there," Ashford Stud Manager Dermot Ryan said in the press release.

Verrazano never took the opportunity to try turf in the United States, primarily because he was so impressive at times on dirt. A 7 3/4-length debut winner sprinting 6 1/2 furlongs at Gulfstream Park on January 1, 2013, the bay came back one month later to crush an entry-level allowance at a mile by 16 1/4 lengths. Following that rout, the Coolmore principals of Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith purchased an interest in Verrazano from Let's Go Stable.

The Tampa Bay Derby marked his first start for the new partnership, as well as his two-turn and stakes debut. Verrazano promptly galloped to a three-length decision, heightening his profile on the Kentucky Derby trail. He was more workmanlike when prevailing in the Wood Memorial, but did enough to bring a perfect four-for-four mark to Churchill Downs.

Regular rider John Velazquez opted to stick with Verrazano over Orb in the Kentucky Derby. As his old partner Orb rallied to glory, Verrazano faded to 14th of 19. Pletcher, who revealed that the colt's left hock had been struck into, believed that he was never really comfortable in the slop.

Verrazano returned with a vengeance over the summer at Monmouth, romping by 9 1/4 lengths in the Pegasus and by a record 9 3/4 lengths in the Haskell Invitational. He lost his spark thereafter, however. Only seventh in the Travers, he was fourth in his expected swan song in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile at Santa Anita. Connections gave him another chance in the November 30 Cigar Mile, but he could do no better than fourth.

"It makes sense for Verrazano to move to Europe," Pletcher said, "as he has achieved so much already here.

"The owners love to have their best horses run at Royal Ascot, and a win there would be of great benefit to his stallion career."

Verrazano is bred to relish turf. Aside from being by More Than Ready, he is out of the Giant's Causeway mare Enchanted Rock, and a close relative of multiple Grade 2 turf vixen Hungry Island. Enchanted Rock is a half-sister to the dam of Hungry Island, who like Verrazano, is by More Than Ready.

Verrazano's half-brother, 2012 Risen Star hero El Padrino, enters stud in 2014 at Northview near Peach Bottom, Pennsylvania, for a fee of $5,000, live foal.

No fee had been set for Verrazano when he was listed on the roster of Ashford stallions.

Bred by Emory A. Hamilton in Kentucky, Verrazano was sold for $250,000 as a Keeneland September yearling. He settles into Ballydoyle with a record of 10-6-0-1, $1,691,300.




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                    Triple Crown 2014


 




Ballydoyle America Triple Crown Nominations Giovanni 

Boldini, Michaelmas, Oklahoma City,& Sir John Hawkins


 Coolmore  15 horses for 2014 America Triple Crown Nominations (Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes).

From Ballydoyle Stable (4):
Giovanni Boldini (War Front x Dancing Trieste)
Michaelmas (Elusive Quality x Christmas Kid)
Oklahoma City (Oasis Dream x Galaxy Highflyer)
Sir John Hawkins (Henrythenavigator x Peeping Fawn)

From Bob Baffert yard (2):
Indianapolis (Medaglia d'Oro x Pretty 'n Smart)
The Admiral (Giant's Causeway x Sassy Pants)

From Todd Pletcher yard (7):
Camden Street (Elusive Quality d Empress Of India)
Edison (Bernardini x Heart Of Grace)
Gala Award (Bernardini x Wilshewed)
Havana (Dunkirk x Missy Turtle)
Hines (Tapit x Que Belle)
Matterhorn (Tapit x Winter Garden)
Palace Gate (Giant's Causeway x Path Of Thunder)

From Wesley Ward yard (2):
No Nay Never (Scat Daddy x Cat's Eye Witness)
Pablo Del Monte (Giant's Causeway x One Hot Wish)




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Shield justifies strong confidence



Available at around the even money mark this morning, J P McManus' Shield eventually went off at 1/2 for the Maiden and he did what was expected of him for Aidan and Joseph O'Brien.

In this two miler Shabra Charity led and tried to assert on the approach to the straight.

However  Shield was soon in pursuit and he took over from the two furlong pole.

Dalasiri and  Marty's Magic were quickly on Shield's case, but the odds-on shot found plenty for pressure to prevail by a length and a half and a neck.

O'Brien junior remarked: "He relaxes well and he travelled well into the race.

"I ended up leading a bit sooner than I wanted to though.

"He's a nice horse who should win more races and he'll pay his way."

Also bred by the O'Brien's Whisperview Trading Ltd, Shield ought to have plenty of options now as he's shown an aptitude for hurdling too. (AM & EM)




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Some  Coolmore  Horses Named Today not sure who will train them 


Coolmore War Front 3yo Named 

Due Diligence (USA) B c (2011-foaled in USA) by War Front (USA) x Bema (USA)


Coolmore Nationl Hunt 5yo Gelding Named 

Lockstockandbarrel B g (2009) by Flemensfirth (USA) x Omas Lady (Called)


Coolmore High Chaparral 3YO named 

American Girl B f (2011) by High Chaparral x Dance For Fun (GB)




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Godolphin V Coolmore Great Rivalry






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   My Tribute Video to a World Record Breaking Champion   Hurricane Fly   

 

 



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Goldikova with her son a Colt By Galileo

 

 




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Former Ballydoyle Horses Meydan Entries Thursday 30 January Race 6 Daddy Long Legs (Shoeless)


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Fame and Glory's First Foal 

Fame and Glory x Have More from the family of Junior!

 




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