Adelaide Takes Part In Exhibition Gallop At Warwick Farm

Premier trainer Chris Waller says he will use Adelaide’s performance in a trial in the coming weeks as a guide to where the Cox Plate winner will start his autumn campaign.

Adelaide took part in an exhibition gallop with classy mare Royal Descent at Warwick Farm on Saturday. The pair ran 1000 metres in 1.02.61, covering the last 600 metres in 34.2 seconds with Royal Descent edging out the import on the line.

Waller said he expected Royal Descent to win the gallop as the mare is scheduled to start her racing preparation next Saturday in the Group I Canterbury Stakes (1300m) at Randwick while Adelaide is still "at least three weeks away” from the races.

"Form the prospective of where he is at I’m very happy," Waller said. "Hughie (Bowman) said to me that he gave him a very good feel and he got a better feel today than he did in the trial (recently).

"He’ll have another barrier trial in 10 to 14 days, I want to see him jump cleaner, and provided that's the case, then he’ll go to the races.

"There’s the possibility of the Sky High (Stakes) at 2000 metres so you need to be fairly fit for that and we still haven’t ruled out the possibility of a third trial and going straight into the Queen Elizabeth.”



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FORMER BALLYDOYLE HORSES WATCH 

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FLYING THE FLAG brilliant wide the whole way just kept 


coming amazing 10 furlongs the key knew step up in trip would 


bring the best out of him MDK was confident.


Francis Of Assisi 9th


 



Darwin & Johann Strauss Dead Heated For 4th in The Zabeel Mile (Cracking Runs) Both were not far away.





DOHA

Michaelmas was last Red Rocks Point 9th In H.H THE EMIR'S TROPHY (LOCAL GROUP 1) Hall Of Mirrors was a non Runner.

MEYDAN

Toscanelli 10th in the Meydan Classic (Needs Further)





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King Of Kings: Rest In Peace

Yesterday was a sad day for horse racing fans as we all learnt late at night that King Of Kings had sadly passed away due to a cardiac arrest.


Foaled on 27th February 1995, King Of Kings was one of the many offspring’s of the great sire of sires Sadler’s Wells and was out of unraced Habitat mare, Zummerudd.


Sent into training in 1997 with Aidan O’Brien at Ballydoyle, who had only been in the hotseat for one year prior, and was the current Champion Trainer, King Of King’s turned out to be one of the best Aidan ever trained so early on.


King Of King’s made his racecourse debut at the Curragh in May 1997 with a cakewalk eight length win under Christy Roche, doing exactly what was expected of him as a 2/7 shot. He improved a lot for that debut success at the Curragh, landing the Group 3 Railway Stakes next time up, over course and distance, and after that, many knew this horse could well be a star and his potential was sky high. King Of King’s first tasted defeat in the Anglesey Stakes the following month, going down just a short head to Lady Alexander, but the way he responded from that defeat was exceptional, landing the Tyros Stakes in August, which at the time was a Listed race (now Group 3) and then his first Group 1, which was more than deserved, in the National Stakes. After that performance, Aidan O’Brien locked his superstar 2yo away for winter quarters and a deserved break, preparing for a big assault at next season’s Classics. The following season soon arrived, and King Of King’s still retained all of his ability from the season prior, winning the Group 1 2000 Guineas at Newmarket, doing exactly what Aidan was hoping he would do, surprisingly without a run under his belt! King Of Kings was only to run one last time after his great win though, which was unexpectedly in the Epsom Derby, a race Coolmore obviously have a great record in, but he sadly didn’t stay the trip, beating just one home, and was retired to stand at Coolmore’s Hunter Valley Stud in Australia.


After standing one season in Australia, King Of Kings was sent to stand for one season at Ashford Stud in Versailles, Kentucky, before returning back to Australia two years later in 2002, where his best progeny were Group 1 winners King’s Chapel and Reigning To Win. Two years on, King Of Kings was sold for an undisclosed fee to Gestut Sohrenhof in Switzerland, who later sold on for a bit of a profit and King’s Of King’s lived out his life at Mooi River in KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa.


This day has been a sad day for all racing fans, and of course Aidan O’Brien, who will hold this fella deep in his heart for being one of his first and many classic winners. King Of King’s won five out of his seven starts, including two at the highest level, and unplaced only once. Rest In Peace big boy, you will be missed.

 


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8 Former Ballydoyle Horses in Action Tomorrow at Meydan 

Doha


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Also Hall of Mirrors and Michaelmas are running at Doha tomorrow Michaelmas still owned by Coolmore and now trained By Qatari champion trainer.

As well as Red Rocks Point who is with the same trainer as Hall Of Mirrors





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Aidan O'Brien - for spl

Aidan O'Brien: sent out King Of Kings to win the 1998 2,000 Guineas

 PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)

Guineas winner King 
Of Kings dies at stud

KING OF KINGS, who gave trainer Aidan O'Brien the first of his 21 British Classic wins in the 1998 2,000 Guineas, has died at stud in South Africa aged 20 due to heart failure.

Owned by the Sue Magnier, King Of Kings was a leading two-year-old in 1997 with his wins including the Group 1 National Stakes at the Curragh.

The trainer has since added five more wins in the 2,000 Guineas, two victories in the 1,000 Guineas, five successes in the Derby, four wins in the Oaks and four in the St Leger.He gained his biggest success the following season when, under Mick Kinane, he defeated hot favourite Xaar in the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket to become a first Classic winner in Britain for O'Brien.

After his Newmarket win, King Of Kings headed to Epsom for the Derby but trailed in last of the 15 runners behind High-Rise after which the son of Sadler's Well was retired to stud.

Jill Fox, owner of The Fort Stud in South Africa, said on Wednesday: "He passed away two nights ago and I was very privileged to have had a horse like him in my care. He was super intelligent and loved his work when covering mares. The main thing about him was his intelligence.

"He was the most lovely horse. He got some more mares in foal last year so we have a few more babies to come and he always produces horses with lovely minds."

At stud, King Of Kings produced several classy runners including New Zealand Horse of the Year King's Chapel and Australian Group 1 winners Ike's Dream and Reigning to Win.



 RIP KING OF KINGS 2000 Guineas Winner in 1998 for Aidan O'Brien & Michael Kinane. 


 

 

King Of Kings Career Highlight Video & became Aidan's 1st UK Classic Winner

King Of Kings(IRE) at Clifton Stud. Image: Candiese Marnewick/MMVII.co.zaKing Of Kings(IRE) at Clifton Stud. Image: Candiese Marnewick/MMVII.co.za



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        Aidan O'Brien 2016 Epsom Derby Entries (64 Colts)


 



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The Great War Back for More in Battaglia

The Great War Back for More in Battaglia
Photo: Coady Photography
The Great War


The Great War
, a blowout winner of the 96ROCK Stakes in his 2015 debut, will take the next step at Turfway Park when he faces 10 other 3-year-olds in the $125,000 John Battaglia Memorial Stakes Feb. 28 at the Kentucky racetrack.

The Battaglia Memorial, with a probable post time of 8:40 p.m. EST, is the sixth race on a Saturday card that begins at 6:15 p.m.

The Great War, owned by Susan Magnier, Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith, and Joseph Allen, will stretch out again in the 1 1/16-mile Battaglia Memorial. In his final race of 2014, the War Front   colt finished an even fourth in the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) at 1 1/16 miles atSanta Anita Park Nov. 1.

Trained by Wesley Ward and to be ridden again by Albin Jiminez at 120 pounds, The Great War, who has been based at Turfway this winter, made it look easy in the 6 1/2-furlong 96ROCK for 3-year-olds. He dueled for the early lead, took over on the far turn and drew away to win by 7 1/4 lengths over Two Step Temper in a good 1:18.69. He was 1-9 in the 11-horse field.

Of the three others who return from the 96ROCK, the closest to The Great War was Ekati Told Me, who finished fourth, beaten by 15 lengths.

There are some quality newcomers in the Battaglia Memorial, the final local prep for the Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Spiral Stakes (gr. III) March 21. Among them are two-time stakes winner Firespike and Royal Son, who finished seventh in the Sam F. Davis Stakes (gr. III) at Tampa Bay Downs.

Firespike, a Flower Alley colt owned by Skychai Racing, Sand Dollar Stable, and Charles Warner, won the OBS Championship Stakes for 3-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles on the synthetic surface at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. Jan. 27 for trainer Mike Maker. Firespike also won the Juvenile Turf Stakes at Gulfstream Park West in November and should have no issue with the surface or distance.

Edgar Prado is scheduled to come up from Florida to ride Firespike as the 124 highweight from post 9.

The Todd Pletcher-trained Royal Son, owned by WinStar Farm, has never crossed the wire first—he was placed first to get credit for his maiden win—but showed good speed in his first three races. He was 12-1 in the Sam F. Davis, won by Ocean Knight, and finished seventh, though he was forced to race inside from the rail post and never appeared comfortable.

The Tiznow   homebred colt drew post 3 and will be ridden by Rodney Prescott at 118 pounds


 


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Johann Strauss Beat By A Nose on De Kock Debut

 Johann Strauss was denied a debut victory in THE PRESIDENT CUP (LISTED RACE) (TURF) At Abu Dhabi. Johann was nailed on the line by ex William Haggis inmate Ertijaal. A Promising start for a horse I have always thought alot of. (No Video Or Image available of race)




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Rockey Creek & Sire De Grugy Both Win 

5 To Follow Scores Updated February 22nd 

NEW LEADER Joseph Bell 

>>> http://www.aidanobrienfansite.com/5-novices-to-follow.php



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Happy 5th Birthday to my good buddy KINGSBARNS




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Prize-Money up for Champions Weekend

Thu 19th Feb 2015, 17:52
The Grey Gatsby and Australia fight out the finish of the QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes last September
The Grey Gatsby and Australia fight out the finish of the QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes last September
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Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) has announced that the total prize-money for the 2015 Irish Champions Weekend, which takes place at Leopardstown and the Curragh on September 12th and 13th, has been increased to €4.03 million.

The Group 1 QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown on Saturday, September 12th remains one of the highest-rated races on the international calendar and will be worth €1.1 million in 2015, an increase of €100,000 on last year. The total prize-money on offer at Leopardstown on the opening day of Irish Champions Weekend will be €2.13 million.

Three races at the Curragh on Sunday, September 13th have also been raised in value. The Derrinstown Stud Flying Five will be run as a Group 2 race for the first time and its prize-fund has been doubled from €100,000 to €200,000. The value of the Group 1 Palmerstown House Estate Irish St. Leger has increased from €300,000 to €350,000 and the Tattersalls Ireland Super Auction Sale Stakes also rises by €50,000 to €250,000. The total prize-money at the Curragh has risen by €200,000 to €1.9 million.

Four of the five Group 1 races on Irish Champions Weekend, the QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes, the Palmerstown House Estate Irish St. Leger, the Moyglare Stud Stakes and the Goffs Vincent O'Brien National Stakes will close for initial entries on Wednesday, 27th May. The Group 1 Coolmore Matron Stakes will close for initial entries on Wednesday, 1st July, and five Group 1 races will close for second entries on Wednesday, 5th August.

Brian Kavanagh, HRI Chief Executive, said, "As we aim to build on the success of the inaugural Irish Champions Weekend, we are delighted that the total prize-money on offer at both Leopardstown and the Curragh has been increased to €4.03 million this year. This is our flagship event for flat racing in Ireland and the weekend will continue to go from strength to strength."

Paul Hensey, Curragh Racecourse General Manager, said, "Irish Champions Weekend was one of the great success stories for the Curragh last year. The news that three of our races will receive a further boost in prize-money is very positive and will help ensure we attract the very best horses to compete in what is truly the showcase event for Irish flat racing. We are extremely grateful to all our sponsors and to Horse Racing Ireland for their additional support."

Pat Keogh, Leopardstown Racecourse Chief Executive, said, "The QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes is always one of the races of the season and I'm delighted to see that the value of the race has risen to €1.1m. We could not have been happier with the way Irish Champions Weekend worked out last year and we continue to work hard to attract the best horses to Leopardstown. It is an exciting time for us as the start of the Flat season approaches and who knows what equine superstars will be on show come September."

- Leopardstown, Saturday 12th September

€30,000 The Ballylinch Stud European Breeders Fund Fillies Maiden 7f

€100,000 The John Deere Juvenile Turf Stakes (Group 3) 8f

€150,000 The Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund 'Petingo' Handicap 14f

€100,000 The KPMG Enterprise Stakes (Group 3) 12f

€300,000 The Coolmore Matron Stakes (Group 1) 8f

€200,000 The Clipper Logistics Boomerang Mile (Group 2) 8f

€1,100,000 The QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes (Group 1) 10f

€150,000 The Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund 'Sovereign Path' Handicap 7f

€2,130,000 TOTAL DAY 1

- Curragh Sunday 13th September

€150,000 The Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund 'Bold Lad' Sprint Handicap 6f

€200,000 The Moyglare "Jewels" Blandford Stakes (Group 2) 10f

€200,000 The Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes (Group 2) 5f

€300,000 The Moyglare Stud Stakes (Group 1) 7f

€300,000 The Goffs Vincent O'Brien National Stakes (Group 1) 7f

€350,000 The Palmerstown House Estate Irish St. Leger (Group 1) 14f

€250,000 The Tattersalls Ireland Super Auction Sale Stakes 6f

€150,000 The Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund 'Northfields' Handicap 10f

€1,900,000 TOTAL DAY 2

WEEKEND TOTAL: €4,030,000



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New 3YO Filly Registered with HRI Today (Not sure of trainer)




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Rip Van Winkle - York 17.08.10

Rip Van Winkle: won three Group 1s for Aidan O'Brien

 PICTURE: Edward Whitaker/racingpostpix.com

First Australasian stakes winner for Rip

COOLMORE shuttler Rip Van Winkle was represented by his first Australasian stakes winner in New Zealand on Saturday.

Magic Dancer, who became her sire's first Australasian winner when winning at Tauherenikau last year, scored in the Group 3 Phoenix Park 2YO Classic over 6f at Pukekura.

The filly, who is trained by Graeme and Debbie Rogerson, was a NZ$90,000 (£43,830/€55,600) yearling purchase from Monovale Farm at last year's Karaka Premier Sale.

Magic Dancer is the third stakes winner for Rip Van Winkle, following Phoenix Stakes winner Dick Whittington and Group 3 Grangecon Stud Stakes scorer I Am Beautiful.

A son of Galileo, Rip Van Winkle was a top-notch performer for Aidan O'Brien, winning three races at the highest level - the Juddmonte International, Sussex Stakes and Queen Elizabeth II Stakes.

He will command a fee of €25,000 at Coolmore this year and covered a full book of mares at Windsor Park Stud in New Zealand last year.



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Promising 3YO Filly Ballet Suite on Classic Course Down Under For Coolmore 

 Promising filly Ballet Suite will be aimed at the Group Two Edward Manifold Stakes run at Flemington on October 4 after defeating the colts in her maiden victory at Bendigo on Wednesday.


The daughter of High Chaparral was identified as a staying prospect early in her career and it is now hoped she will progress on a classic course throughout the spring.


"She's a lovely horse, she's beautifully put together and a nice big strong girl and the longer the races get the better she's going to be," trainer Mark Kavanagh told TVN after the race.


"She's still got a bit to learn but there is plenty of raw talent there."


With jockey Glen Boss in the saddle Ballet Suite, who had over raced in the early stages, overcame her inexperience to record a half length win over Kodinhi with stablemate Verreaux an eye catching third a further length away.


"She's a work in progress for us," reported Glen Boss, "She's a filly - a High Chap - thing is she's probably six months away from finding her full maturity but she's here doing it now".


"I had to keep digging up (from the start) because there was six of us in a line and I couldn't take a hold at that point so I had to keep digging and she was fired up for the first two furlongs then I had to ask her to reverse park, you know, she just doesn't have that tactical nouse yet but she's getting there."


Stablemate Verreaux, a son of the recently deceased stallion Street Cry, made good ground down the outside to claim third place. He, like Ballet Suite, will be suited over more ground.

Ballet Suite (Coolmore) COLIN GLOVER HANDICAP RACE REPLAY 



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Adelaide, Lake Geneva, Rubick a morning trilogy for Coolmore


Adelaide wins the Cox Plate last year.

                                                                Adelaide wins the Cox Plate last year. Photo: Darrian Traynor

Coolmore's racing manager James Bester came away from Rosehill's barrier trials on Tuesday delighted on three fronts.

First, Cox Plate winner Adelaide came through as expected in his first barrier trial since being under the care of premier trainer Chris Waller. But it was the reports from Team Hawkes about two-year-old Lake Geneva and Gerald Ryan about Rubick that added to Bester's demeanour.

Coolmore bought back a controlling interest in Lake Geneva, a Fastnet Rock filly it had sold at sale, after her runner-up effort in the Widden Stakes, in the hope she could win the Blue Diamond that Rubick missed out on last year.

She was set down to trial at Rosehill but didn't, and is unlikely to run on Friday at Moonee Valley, where she is also entered, and will instead go straight to the Blue Diamond.

"We think she is a good filly from a strong family and she is going to be a chance in a race like the Blue Diamond if she gets a run," Bester said.

"We have purchased a majority share in her and look forward to see her race in our colours. She is 14th on the order of entry for the Blue Diamond and team Hawkes are delighted with her since the Widden. Fillies from that race have a good record in Golden Slipper in the last couple of years and we think she could be that sort of filly.

"We went close to winning a Blue Diamond after buying into Rubick following his first start and this was another opportunity we didn't want to turn down."

Lake Geneva is an $11 chance at Ladbrokes in the Blue Diamond, which has unbeaten filly Fontition a $2.50 favourite.   

Rubick had a jumpout at Rosehill on Tuesday morning and Bester reported he could be in for a big autumn.

"Gerald just told us he has come back better than the spring, which was a good way to start the morning," Bester said.

Adelaide completed the trilogy of welcome morning news for Bester and Coolmore when he finished seventh in a group and listed barrier trial that was won by stablemate Arinosa.

The son of Galileo, which won the Cox Plate for Aidan O'Brien, wasn't asked to do much in the trial but impressed Hugh Bowman.

"It would have been all a bit new to him because I know he would have never been asked to jump out and run in a 900m trial like that before," Bester said. "It was a way of getting him to know Australia really.

"He was slowly away and worked his way to midfield and settled but couldn't sprint with them at the end. Hugh Bowman said he felt great and we are looking forward to seeing him in a second trial over more ground in the next couple of weeks. That will give us a better indication of where he is.

"The race we are aiming at is the Queen Elizabeth Stakes during The Championships and there is still a chance he could go straight into it, like he would to 10-furlong race [a 2000m] in Europe, first-up."

Meanwhile, the spilt of TVN will be finalised on Wednesday with the premium racing channel to finish on March 15.



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Ryan Moore riding Adelaide

Adelaide (near): being readied for Queen Elizabeth Stakes in April

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Adelaide given different test with barrier trial

Australia: Cox Plate hero Adelaide had his first outing for new trainer Chris Waller at Rosehill on Tuesday, when finishing down the field in a barrier trial.

Running over 900 metres (four and a half furlongs), Adelaide could only finish seventh of nine under Hugh Bowman as connections used the trial to try and help the four-year-old adjust to the Australian style of racing.

Waller has taken temporary care of Adelaide following his memorable Group 1 win at Moonee Valley for Aidan O'Brien last October, when coming from last to first under a masterful Ryan Moore ride.

Speaking after the trial, Coolmore Australia racing manager James Bester was not disheartened by the performance, and told Sky Racing: "Adelaide did exactly what we expected. He found it all a little too hectic; I don't think he has ever had to go that fast early in his life before.

"He was pretty laidback about it and Hugh Bowman said he just had to keep his mind on the job. The whole point was that he just went out to learn something about jumping out of the barriers at that speed. This was all a learning curve and that is why we trial them."

Another barrier trial is the next step for Adelaide, whose major target in Australia is the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick on April 11, though there is speculation he may return to action next month in the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes at Rosehill.

Following his campaign in Australia, Adelaide will return to O'Brien with a view to being readied for Royal Ascot.



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Fountain of Youth set for 3rd start for MDK at Meydan on Thursday



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Expecting Big Things from this fella in his 1st season as a Sire ZOFFANY




Some Interesting Zoffany 2YO with Other Trainers 


Trainer Richard Hannon

Illuminate (2-y-o (13Feb13 b f) Zoffany x Queen Of Stars (Owner Denford Stud)

Half Sister to race winner Rhal.


Spongy (2-y-o (10Feb13 b c) Zoffany x Eminence Gift (Owner Middleham Park Racing Vii)

Half Brother to Race Winner Saint Jerome. 


Zoffany x Promise Of Love (2-y-o (09Mar13 b f) (Owner R Hannon)

Half Sister to Race Winner Where The Boys Are. 


Zoffany x Chameleon (2-y-o (29Mar13 b c) (Owner Westward Bloodstock Limited)

Half Brother to Race Winners Merchant Of Dubai, Bonnie Burnett, & Youhavecontrol.


Trainer Tom Dascombe

Zoffany x Enchantment (2-y-o (15Apr13 b c) (Owner Mrs Janet Lowe & Tom Dascombe)

Half Brother to Race Winners Dream Sika & Heroic Endeavour


Trainer John Quinn

Zoffany x Muravka (2-y-o (21Mar13 b f) (Owner Chasemore Farm)

Half Sister to The Wow Signal.


Trainer Clive Cox

Zoffany x Sky Red (2-y-o (02Apr13 ch f) (Owner C G Cox)

Half Brother to Condition Stakes Winner & G2 Place Orpen Grey



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Great to see Adelaide back on the racecourse today

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The Chris Waller trained Adelaide (IRE) had an easy trial over 900m at Rosehill on Tuesday morning in his first public appearance since his win in the 2014 Group 1 WFA WS Cox Plate (2040m) under Ryan Moore at Moonee Valley last October.

The trial for Group and Listed horses was won by stablemate Arinosa with All Cerise second, Private Secretary third and Royal Descent fourth. Adelaide was seventh. The time was 52.8.

The four-year-old Galileo entire, owned by Coolmore and Australian interests, is being set for two races over the Sydney Autumn Carnival, the $1m, Group 1 WFA George Ryder Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill on Golden Slipper Day, March 21st, and the $4m, Group 1 WFA Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) at Randwick on April 11th.

It is expected that UK and international jockey Ryan Moore will return to ride Adelaide for the Sydney races. 

After the Sydney autumn Adelaide will return to the Ballydoyle stables of Aidan O'Brien to be prepared for a northern hemisphere summer campaign.




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Free Eagle

Free Eagle: won the Group 3 Enterprise Stakes last year

 PICTURE: Caroline Norris (racingpost.com/photos)

Free Eagle dam set for date with Galileo

MATING plans have been made for the Moyglare Stud broodmare band which was the source of an exceptional 2014 for the County Kildare operation.

Moyglare Stud bred no fewer than 11 individual stakes winners last year, including international superstars Designs On Rome and Rich Tapestry as well as the enormously exciting pair Free Eagle and Forgotten Rules. That tally does not include Mutual Regard, who won Europe's richest handicap, the Ebor, in August.

Free Eagle, a son of High Chaparral who returned from injury to win the Enterprise Stakes by seven lengths and finish a commendable third in the Champion Stakes, is out of the 12-year-old Danehill mare Polished Gem. His half-brother Custom Cut, by Notnowcato, won five stakes races last year including the Joel Stakes and their half-sister Sapphire, by Medicean, landed the British Champions Fillies' and Mares' Stakes in 2012.

Polished Gem will visit Galileo in the coming months, having also been covered by the multiple champion sire last year, whileSapphire will feature in the first book of Kingman, having been covered by his sire Invincible Spirit in 2014.

Galileo has also been chosen as this year's mating for dual Grade 1 winner Switch, who is in foal to Dansili. Moyglare Stud bought the eight-year-old daughter of Quiet American for $4.3 million at Fasig-Tipton in 2012.

The unbeaten Forgotten Rules, a son of Nayef who won the British Champions Long Distance Cup in October on only his second start on the Flat, is a half-brother to Vintage Nouveau, a Montjeu filly who landed a Listed race at Listowel a month earlier. Their dam Utterly Heaven, a 13-year-old daughter of Danehill who was a close fourth in the 2005 Irish 1,000 Guineas, is set for a date with Dubawi.

Joining Utterly Heaven in Dubawi's book is another daughter of Danehill - Ribblesdale Stakes winner Irresistible Jewel, all of whose three runners, Princess Highway, Royal Diamond and Mad About You, have won Group races. Princess Highway (by Street Cry) is in foal to War Front and will stay in Kentucky to be covered by Medaglia D'Oro, while Mad About You is on a late cover to Sea The Stars so her mating plans are undecided.

Lady Luck, a 19-year-old daughter of Kris who has produced Tattersalls Gold Cup hero Casual Conquest and last year's Derrinstown Stud 1,000 Guineas Trial winner Afternoon Sunlight, has been booked into Shamardal. Moving Heart, a winning daughter of Lady Luck by Anabaa, visited Shamardal last year and has had Australia chosen as her next mating.

The unraced Linamix mare Majestic Silver, whose first foal Carla Bianca carried the famous Moyglare Stud silks to victory in the Dance Design Stakes in August, will be covered by Dansili, while her Danehill half-sister Profound Beauty, a triple Group 3 winner, is in foal to Dubawi and is booked into Dalakhani.

Suitably Discreet, an unraced daughter of Mr Prospector and Canadian champion Alywow who produced last season's Grade 2 Monmouth Stakes winner Speaking Of Which, is set to visit Kodiac. Stakes winners I'm Yours (by Invincible Spirit) and She's Our Mark (Ishiguru) are set for Dark Angel.

Among Moyglare Stud's other matings this year, Anywaysmile, a winning Indian Ridge half-sister to Grade 1-winning sprinter Rich Tapestry, will visit Champs Elysees and is in foal to Holy Roman Emperor; dual Grade 1-winning hurdler Unaccompanied will cross the Atlantic for a liaison with Distorted Humor; Es Que, the dam of high-class Dominant and Es Que Love, is carrying to Galileo and will be covered by Oasis Dream; and Grade 1 runner-up Society Hostess, the dam of Listed-placed Sailors Swan, will visit Sea The Stars.

Moyglare Stud's Fiona Craig said: "We were very lucky this year, all the leading stallion farms were very generous with their most in-demand nominations in approving our mares, and that makes an enormous difference. With the concentration of popular bloodlines, if you can't get what you want it's a real struggle.

Only six weeks into 2015 Moyglare Stud has already chalked up two stakes winners as breeders, with Designs On Rome winning in Hong Kong and Souper Colossal scoring in the US last Sunday.




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Stakes Winner Down Under for Team Coolmore 

Adrift (NZ) by Zabeel (NZ) won the AUS-II Lightfinger Stakes on the 14th for Coolmore, Fairway Thoroughbreds & Demi O'BryneTrained by Gai Waterhouse


She is now 3 wins ffrom 4 lifetime starts (Thanks to Chris Palmer)



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The Records Keep Coming In 2015





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Coolmore 2YO with other Trainers Page Updated (Completed All Pedigree's) 

>>> http://www.aidanobrienfansite.com/2015-2yo-with-other-train… …



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Galileo Bloodline English & Irish Classics By Andrew O'Brien>>> 



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COOLMORE OWNED NON BALLYDOYLE 2 YEAR OLDS Page Updated (Added 

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General Marshal 4th on Debut at Meydan for Mike De Koch he went off favorite.


General Marshal 4th on His Meydan Debut for Mike De Koch He went off odds on led inside final 2 Furlongs but faded into 4th spot.



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Secret Gesture: runner-up in the Group 1 Preis der Diana

Secret Gesture: a daughter of Danehill mare Shastye and Galileo

 PICTURE: Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos)

Shastye set for return 
to Galileo this season

THE dam of the most expensive yearling colt ever sold in Europe and numerous Group 1 winners and producers feature among the illustrious mares owned by Newsells Park Stud in Hertfordshire who have had matings chosen for them this year.

Shastye, a 14-year-old daughter of Danehill who is the dam of Oaks runner-up Secret Gesture and 3,600,000gns yearling Sir Isaac Newton is, unsurprisingly, set to return to that pair’s sire Galileo.

The Aidan O’Brien-trained Sir Isaac Newton, whose price eclipsed that of Europe’s previous most expensive yearling colt River Dancer, was a promising second in a Leopardstown maiden in October and is around a 20-1 chance for the Derby.

Shastye will be accompanied on the trip to visit multiple champion sire Galileo at Coolmore by Blue Rhapsody, a ten-year-old daughter of Cape Cross who is the dam of last season’s Prix Eugene Adam winner Western Hymn, and Prix de l’Opera heroine Kinnaird, whose son Berkshire was the impressive winner of the Darley Stakes in October. The 14-year-old daughter of Dr Devious is in foal to Galileo’s exceptional son Frankel and is due to give birth next month.


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Darwin got off to a flyer yesterday but faded late on & Finished 7th

Looked well in need of the run should be beter to come.



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First foals by George Vancouver arrive

A BAY colt out of the Cadeaux Genereux mare Gulf Stream Lady is among the first foals born by Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf heroGeorge Vancouver, who stands at Haras de la Hetraie in France.

N15 Gulf Stream Lady X George Vancouver

George Vancouver's new arrival

 

The newborn colt, whose dam is a half-sister to high-class sprinter Resplendent Glory, arrived at Hetraie on February 1.

A larger picture of the foal is available to view on the Racing Post Foal Gallery.

George Vancouver is a Henrythenavigator half-brother to Grade 2 Remsen Stakes winner Saarland out of multiple Grade 1 scorer Versailles Treaty from the family of General Assembly and Poet's Voice.

A $450,000 foal purchase, he was trained by Aidan O'Brien to win the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf and to finish placed in the Prix Morny and Dewhurst Stakes.

He stands at Hetraie at a fee of €6,000.




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Coolmore's Lock impresses on hurdling debut

 By Alan Magee

Thu 12th Feb 2015, 16:20
Lockstockandbarrel and Ruby Walsh jump the last for an easy win
Lockstockandbarrel and Ruby Walsh jump the last for an easy win
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The dark blue colours of Sue Magnier are normally to the fore at the likes of the Curragh and Newmarket but Lockstockandbarrel looks a nice jumping prospect for connections after making an impressive jumping debut in the thurles.ie Maiden Hurdle.

Placed on both bumper outings last season including when runner-up to Vigil at Leopardstown, the Willie Mullins-trained six-year-old gave those who supported him into 11/10 favourite few worries.

The Flemensfirth gelding jumped well and was prominent throughout for Ruby Walsh, drawing clear after two out for an easy nine lengths victory.

Captain Hox filled the runner-up spot, with Winter Breeze a further length and a quarter back in third.

Walsh said, "He was a little bit green in front but jumped super and on his bumper form, was good enough to win.

"I wouldn't mind being light enough to ride more in these colours!"


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Ballydoyle 2 Year Old Page Update (ALL PEDIGREE'S Completed)

>>> http://www.aidanobrienfansite.com/ballydoyle-2yos-2015.php




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British Champions Series ‪‎Ones To Watch‬ 


Could FOUND be a superstar this year? Aidan O'Brien's leading filly, who won the Prix Marcel Boussac last season, is the ante post favourite for the 2015 QIPCO 1000 Guineas and the Investec Oaks.



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ZOFFANY YEARLINGS FIND FAVOUR

The 2015 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale Summer Book produced more encouraging results for well credentialed first season sire Zoffany, whose nine yearlings offered were all sold at an average $52,111.

Top seller for Zoffany was a filly from Group III winner Operetta Lass that made $95,000 for Goodwood Farm when bought by Kris Lees Racing.

A half-sister to two winners, she comes from the family of Group II winners Extra Zero and Toydini, her dam Operetta Lass one of 125 mares covered in Australia last spring by another exciting young Coolmore sire in Declaration of War.


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The West's Awake Makes his debut in a bumper at Down Royal Tomorrow Nina takes the ride.

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DARWIN Confirmed to make debut for Team De Koch Christophe Soumillon takes the ride



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Ballydoyle 2yo Page Update (Added All Damsires & some 

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>>>> http://www.aidanobrienfansite.com/ballydoyle-2yos-2015.php



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The Tullow Tank & Boston Bob Both 4th at Leopardstown - 5 to follow scores updated 9th Feb . >> http://www.aidanobrienfansite.com/5-novices-to-follow.php


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Darwin Set For De Koch Debut

Paul Rhodes For AOBFS 09/02/2015


Joseph O'Brien and Darwin take in the Minstrel Stakes 

Trainer Mike De Koch is set to unleash one of his Highest Profile Ex Ballydoyle Transferee's Darwin. 


The 5 Year Old Son of Big Brown ran 10 times for Aidan O'Brien Winning 3 times including the Group 3 Minstrel Stakes but undoubtedly his career highlight to date was his 3rd in the 2014 Sussex Stakes finishing just over a length behind Kingman. 


Darwin also represented Todd Pletcher twice winning on his debut and in his final run as a Juvenile he finished 4th in the Grade 2 Nashua Stakes. 


Darwin Disappointed in his last race for Aidan O'Brien just beating one home in the Prix La Floret. Now under the new  ownership of Sheikh Mohd Khalifa Al Maktoum & Part of Mike De Koch's Meydan Carnival Team Darwin has been entered in the Firebreak Stakes TB - Group 3 1600M - Dirt USD 200,000 (Race 5). 


I always felt we did not see the best of Darwin always left me with the feeling there was more to come more in the tank hopefully he will show some of his old sparkle with his new connections we wish him the best of luck.


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A to Z Aidan O'Brien Trained Horses Update By Andrew O'Brien 

>>> http://www.aidanobrienfansite.com/a-to-z-aidan-obrien-train…



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AIDAN O'BRIEN YEAR BY YEAR STATISICAL SUMMARY FLAT & NH 1993-2015 Update By Andrew O'Brien >> http://www.aidanobrienfansite.com/year-by-year-stats.php



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PEOPLES GALLERY (David Betts Naas 07/02/2015) 

>> http://www.aidanobrienfansite.com/the-peoples-gallery.php



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MAHLER BUMPER WINNER FULL OF PROMISE

Mahler conformation

Trainer Nicky Henderson was full of praise for OK Corral (5g Mahler-Acoola, by Flemensfirth) after the five-year-old made an eye-catching winning debut at Kempton on Friday.

The son of Mahler took command in the closing stages of the 14-runner bumper under Barry Geraghty to win by two and a half lengths.

“That was a really impressive run,” Henderson told the Racing Post. “OK Corral is a tank and gives the impression he will just keep on galloping. We´ve always liked him and this division (of the bumper) looks the better one on paper.”

OK Corral, who was bred by Declan Dorgan, is out of a sister to multiple G1 winner Tidal Bay (14g Flemensfirth-June´s Bride, by Le Moss). He was sold for €90,000 at the 2013 Tattersalls Ireland Derby Sale.

Mahler is standing for €5,000 at The Beeches Stud in 2015.


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FASTEST JUVENILE IN 2013 NO NAY NEVER




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Bishan Bedi can't manage Wildcat

Fri 6th Feb 2015, 21:30
Tennessee Wildcat and Colin Keane (far-side) just got the better of Bishan Bedi and Donnacha O'Brien
Tennessee Wildcat and Colin Keane (far-side) just got the better of Bishan Bedi and Donnacha O'Brien
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After a win on debut in May 2012, twenty three subsequent starts proved to be fruitless for Tennessee Wildcat. However, he got back on the winning trail on January 9th, and he went back-to-back under Colin Keane in the Floodlit Friday Nights Handicap at Dundalk this evening.

Odds-on favourite Bishan Bedi was obviously popular following his recent performances here, and himself and Tennessee Wildcat engaged in a fantastic 'set-to' from over a furlong out.

In the end Tennessee Wildcat, trained by Ger Lyons for Sean Jones, came out on top by a neck.

Lyons' brother and assistant Shane said: "We didn't claim (top-weight with ten stone one on his back) as Colin knows him and was very strong on him.

"He battled really well. The trip (a mile) is a massive help. He ran straight to the line and he had every opportunity to baulk out of it.

"We'll freshen him up and look forward to the grass. Hopefully there's a big mile handicap in him in the middle of the summer." (AM & EM)



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Love just wins out

Fri 6th Feb 2015, 20:24
Aidan and Ana O'Brien after a previous win
Aidan and Ana O'Brien after a previous win
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The layers were on the receiving end for the fourth time in a row at Dundalk when Song Of Love prevailed in the Elusive Pimpernel Maiden.

Annmarie and Aidan O'Brien's son of Fastnet Rock went off a well-backed 11/10 chance, on the back of a couple of second placings here last month.

There were times when his supporters must have wondered whether the three-year-old would again come up short.

However he gave generously for Aidan O'Brien and got there to touch off Hat Alnasarby a head.

This was a nice win for the O'Brien family as they also bred Song Of Love under the Whisperview Trading Ltd banner. (EM)


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Coolmore Owned OK Corral looks a very exciting prospect won well for Nicky Henderson & Barry Geraghty that looked a hot bumper and he won well.


Ok Corral looked a smart Bumper horse & turned over the very well bred High Bridge who went off the 7/4 fav at Kempton who is out of a 1000 Guineas winner Ameerat




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West Wizzard & Josses Hill Both 2nd at Kenpton 
5 to follow scores updated >>
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Ex Ballydoyle horses Showed Promise at Meydan Today

Fountain of Youth Showed Improvement in Finishing 5th Nova Stakes Handicap 

(Race 2).


Toscanelli ran a cracker finishing 3rd in the meydan classic trial (Race 4).


Flying The Flag was 6th in a close finish in the Cespa Mile Handicap (Race 7)

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COOLMORE SIRES BLOODLINE CLASSICS & COOLMORE SIRES BLOODLINES IN ENGLISH AND IRISH CLASSICS By Andrew O'Brien >> http://www.aidanobrienfansite.com/coolmore-sires.php




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This Years Derby Winner? JOHN F KENNEDY




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The main Coolmore partners, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith, have won the last four renewals of the Investec Derby and six in total, thanks to Australia (2014), Ruler Of The World (2013), Camelot (2012), Pour Moi (2011), High Chaparral (2002) and Galileo (2001).


They are responsible for 77 yearling entries between them, headlined by the Galileo half-brother to 2010 world champion Harbinger, who topped this year’s Book 1 of the Tattersalls Yearling Sales at 2.6 million guineas, and a US$2.2 million War Front colt from Keeneland’s September Yearling Sales.


Other notables for the Coolmore partners include a €1.5 million brother to Royal Ascot winner Cuis Ghaire, who was top lot at the Goffs Orby Sale, and a brother to 2015 Investec Derby favourite John F Kennedy.


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Meydan Thursday Former Ballydoyle Horses That will Run

RACE 2 FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH Christophe Soumillon - M de Kock

RACE 4 TOSCANELLI Wayne Smith - M de Kock

RACE 7 FLYING THE FLAG Johnny Geroudis - M de Kock


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Join Magician from Coolmore Stud this Saturday as he takes over the Breeders' Cup Twitter Account!

Follow along on Twitter using the hashtag #StallionSaturday or follow Breeders' Cup on Twitter here: http://www.Twitter.com/BreedersCup

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Flat Season 2015 Preview 

The 2015 Flat season is only a matter of 8 weeks away. The season kicks into action on Opening day at the Curragh on Sunday 29th of March & No doubting the interest will not just be based around the days races. It has become part of the norm to see a battalion of Ballydoyle horses working after racing. In previous years we have seen superstars like Camelot & Australia strut there stuff on the hallowed Curragh turf & no doubt this year will be the same. So with the season closing in fast i have previewed horses in each division & Age Group enjoy the read.

Classic generation

3YO Filly

Putting It simply AIdan has Found a Real gem In Galileo's Daughter Found. Already the ante post favorite for both English Classics this term. She showed a magnificent turn of foot to secure G1 status in Paris taking the Marcel Boussac on Arc day. Found has all the credentials to add to her G1 CV and i strongly fancy her for the Oaks. Alot of Aidans hopes for classic glory will be pinned on this little lady she could be a real superstar.


Anther Group One Winning Juvenile coming into 2015 is Together Forever who grinded out victory in the Fillies Mile at Newmarket in October another Daughter of the Mighty Galileo. She maybe better suited to the mile than stable mate Found who beat her in a maiden at the Curragh back in August at the Curragh. I Think Aidan will send both Found & Together forever to the 1000 Guineas.


Qualify a Daughter of Fastnet Rock who is already a Group 3 winner when she won the Weld Stakes at the Cuuragh in September also ran with credit at the Breeders Cup Finishing 8th in the Breeders Cup Juvenile Turf For Fillies Having said that Not sure she is in the same league as Found or Together forever.


Words made a Perfect start o her career winning her maiden at The Curragh on the 27th of June beating 2 group winners in Raydara & Qualify.  That form took a huge boost when Raydara won the Group 2 Debutant Stakes and Qualify Winning The Group 3 Weld Stakes. After her maiden win Words was put away for the winter and is clearly well thought of. She is a Daughter of Dansili & Moonstone. I think she could be a real Dark horse for the English Guineas.


Easter Looks a Nice filly took 2 attempts to break her maiden she ran twice in October and got off the Mark at the Curragh on the 28th. She is a Daughter of Galileo out of a Stravinsky Mare fascinating cross could be another Guineas Dark Horse.

Easter striding out at Leopardstown

There are plenty of unraced 3yo Fillies to put in your notebooks Diamond Bangle A Full Sister of 3 times Group One Winner Rip Van Winkle. Fluff A Full Sister of 4 time G1 Winner Maybe . Kissed By Angels - Galileo x Lillie Langtry Sire & Dam are Multiple Group One Winners This 3 Year Old really does have an impeccable Pedigree. Truth A Daughter of Galileo Half Sister to 2013 Irish Oaks Winner Chiquita Truth Cost 1 million euro in August 2013. Loved a Full Sister to Battle of Marrengo And Perhaps Unbelievable Half Sister of Peeping Fawn & Thewayyouare. As you can see some really nice looking maidens.




3YO Colts

Gleneagles is the Favorite with many firms for the 2000 Guineas and already a Group One winner and in many peoples opinion (Including Mine) should be regarded if not officially as a multiple G1 winner. The son of Galleo a Full Brother of Classic winning Filly Marvelllous seems to have the tools & the pedigree to win a Guineas. He was a top class Juvenile and if he has wintered well and trained on he will be at the top of many peoples list for the Guineas.  


Ol'Man River has a superb pedigree and a few weeks ago Aidan took time to eemphasize that he had concerns over Ol'Man River staying the Derby Trip but said he has plenty of speed for a Guineas. I have personally always though of Ol'Man River as a Derby horse I have little doubts that he will stay the derby trip in my opinon if you get a mile at the Curragh as a Juvenile it usually means you will get 1 mile 4 furlongs as a 3 year old It looks possible that he could well run in Both My Gut feeling is that he will fair better at the Derby Trip.


Highland Reel (My pick for the Guineas) Looked a very smart Juvenile and even though the form of his Vintage Stakes does not look too hot i really fancy him to be a big player in the miile group ones at Newmarket The Curragh & Royal Ascot.  Also Described by Joseph as a machine in October. The Son of Galileo Looks an out and out miler that maybe could stretch to 10 furlongs later in the season I would be Doubting that we will see him at Epsom more likely to see him at Royal Ascot in The St James Place stakes a week later.


John F Kennedy Looks a real star of the future and as site visitors and twitter followers will tell you im a huge fan of JFK. He has an amazing Pedigree not only a full Brother to Group One winner Tapestry but also a full brother to Theatre who sadly passed away as a 2 year old he looked special too and also a full Brother of Why who finished 12th in the Epsom Oaks of 2011. I would Imagine that JFK is right at the top of the Derby pecking order i would think he will go the Ballsax Derrinstown route I think he has huge potential.


Dick Whittington a First Crop Group one winner for Rip Van Winkle may not be involved in the classics he could stick to the shorter trips and may be a sprinter to follow. There is a new 3 year old Group One Sprint at Royal Ascot in 2015 and he could be aimed at that but then again they may try and test his stamina in the Guineas another Unraced Rip Van Winkle to keep a close eye on is Father Frost put him in your notebooks.


Giovanni Canaletto Looked to have progressed Hugely from his maiden run when demolishing his rivals at Leopardstown on his second start in October.  He is the Full Brother to Epsom Derby winner Ruler of the World and could follow in his brothers footsteps by runing in the Chester Vase en route to Epsom The Dee Stakes could be an option too. 


Sir Isaac Newton came with a huge price tag costing 3.6 million Guineas. On the face of it many would have been disapointed with his debut but he was beaten by a very smart horse on the day Zawraq who is trained By DK Weld. I thought it was a decent start to his career yes idealy you want them to win but he was looked after on the day by Seami who knows well that there are much bigger days ahead, I really like this horse and i feel he will be a group one performer in 2015 write this fella off at your peril. Hopefully he will be out early to break his maiden then onto a derby trial.


There are a host of unraced 3 year olds that could try to emmulate Ruler Of the World. Prospector could be one to watch Cost $1.4 Million September 2013 at Keeneland Sales Half Brother of former Ballydoyle Colt Famous Former Ballydoyle Filly Queen of Spain & USA Grade 3 Winner Genuine Devotion. Imperial Palace & Red Cardinal Look like real stayers in the making My Early Picks for the Leger. Another one of the unraced horses for the notebook is Sherlock Holmes a Half Brother To Breeders Cup Classic Winner Drosselmeyer. Sandro Botticelli a Full Brother to Astrology could be yet another unraced 3yo of interest as is Giant Redwood a Half Brother of Epsom Derby Winner Pour Moi. No Doubt i have left out someone.


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Juveniles 

Silly to go into the Juveniles at any great depth yet besides we don't have them all but I will wet your appetite with a few that catch the eye based on Pedigree alone.

Galileo x Hveger a Full Brother to Highland Reel 


Galileo x Penang Pearl Cost a hefty 2,600,000 GNS  & Is Half Brother to King George winner Harbinger 


Galileo x Rumplestiltskin Full Borther to JFK & Tapestry 


War Front x Gold Vault Cost 2.2 Million Dollars He looks a beast could be a very early sharp type  


War Front x Treasure Trail Dam is half sister of Superstar Mare Zenyatta.


Galileo x You'resothrilling Full Sister to Gleneagles and Marvellous


I really cant wait to see the Zoffany 2 year olds I hear they are speedy sharp early types. Aidan has 5 Zofanny 2yo colts and has picked out Zoffany x American Queen &  Zoffany x Miss Childrey as the ones to watch I don't think we will have to wait to long to see them this season. I really think Zoffany will be a big hit and i think he will produce very precocious group winning Juveniles


Zoffany can make it big as a Sire his first crop are out in 2015 

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Older Generation

Its Fantastic News to hear that Tapestry has been kept in training for a 4 year old campaign this is not the norm in fact its quite rare to see a Group One Winning Mare kept in training Epsom Oaks winner WAS was also kept in training as a 4 year old a few years back i cant think of many more G1 winning mares kept in training they usually are sent off to become Mothers. Tapestry is a very good racehorse and very adaptable distance wise there are plenty of options for her in 2015 i do doubt we will see her running at a mile again but there are plenty of 1m2 & 1m4 races out there for her and i do see her adding to her Yorkshire Oaks Victory.


Tapestry back to weave more G1 Magic in 2015 

In the sprint division we have 2 very very exciting 4 year olds coming back Cougar Mountain a son of Fastnet rock who finished 5th in the July Cup & Due Diligence a Son of War Front who Ran a mighty race finishing 2nd in the Diamond Jubilee. Unfortunately his season came to an early end when suffering a setback but both of these 4 year old sprinters are very exciting prospects.

                                                           Aidan has plenty of sprint options in 2015 DUE DILIGENCE & COUGAR MOUNTAIN

Nothing and i Mean nothing went right for Geoffrey Chaucer in 2014 but he is back in 2015 in a bid to rebuild his reputation lets not forget he was an unbeaten group 2 winning Juvenile this time last year he was been talked as the major opposition to Australia in the Epsom Derby. Leading Light leaves a huge hole in the staying division and Geoffrey Chaucer & Kingfisher have been kept in training to try and fill the gap left by the Ascot Gold Cup winner. Kingfisher has several entries on world cup night so it looks like we will see him early in the season.

                                                              Aidan's Stayer Options in 2015 GEOFFREY CHAUCER & KINGFISHER

Adelaide is also Coming back once he finishes his mission in Australia. it looks like Aidan will get him back in time ready for Royal Ascot with the Prince Of Wales Stakes being the main early target. I Think Adelaide can achieve a huge amount in 2015 I think he could end up being one of Aidan's most successful horses he is so exciting.

                                                                      Globetrotting Superstar ADELAIDE

Oklahoma City spent the whole of 2014 off the track but it appears he is back in 2015. The son of Oasis Dream could well be aimed at races like the lockinge & Queen Anne certainly interesting to see him back and worth keeping an eye on.

                                                                                                                                  

                                                                                                                      OKLAHOMA CITY winning the Tattersalls Millions in 2013



As you can see there is so much to look forward to in 2015  thanks for reading.


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The Great War Winning At Turfway By Me

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Former Ex Ballydoyle Meydan Entries Thursday 05 February 

Race 1 Meydan Classic Trial - TOSCANELLI & GENERAL MARSHALL 

Race 2 Handicap - FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH

Race 4 Handicap - FLYING THE FLAG 


Former Ballydoyle 3YO's Set For Classic Trial. Here are there Profiles

TOSCANELLI


The Son Of Galileo Had 7 races as a Juvenile with Aidan winning once and placed Twice 
and finished 5th behind Gleneagles in the Vincent O'Brien National Stakes. 


GENERAL MARSHALL 


The Son Of War Front Had 5 races as a Juvenile with Aidan But failed to Break his maiden 

however did place on all 5 of his starts. 



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Declaration of War's first foal (Dam is Sri Kandi)




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Aidan's USA Triple Crown Nominations




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Breeders Cup Juvenile Winner George Vancouver standing at Pascal Noue's Haras de la Hetraïe for €6,000 Pictured today.

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Haras de la Hetraïe Poster



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AIDAN O'BRIEN YEAR BY YEAR STATISTICAL SUMMARY FLAT & NH 1993-2015 UPDATE By Andrew O'Brien >> http://www.aidanobrienfansite.com/year-by-year-stats.php


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Blue Diamond mares set for some big-name dates


Pearling, a Storm Cat sister to Giant’s Causeway and You’resothrilling (the dam of 2014 Group 1 winners Gleneagles and Marvellous), is set to return to Galileo. The same mating produced Decorated Knight, one of Blue Diamond Stud’s big three-year-old hopes for the year, having finished a promising second in a competitive Doncaster maiden on his sole start at two for Roger Varian.

Nouriya, a Listed-winning Danehill Dancer half-sister to Al Homaizi and Al Sagar’s high-class pair Lady Nouf and Yuften, will feature in the first book of Galileo’s Classic-winning son Australia.

Last year’s champion second-season sire Mastercraftsman has been chosen as the next mating for Justineo’s dam Loulwa.


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Sharp Speedy & Early Types By Zoffany 




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