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The Great War cruises to the win in the 96ROCK Stakes.


The Great War Has More in Store After Romp


Prohibitive favorite The Great War appears to have bigger battles ahead after winning for fun in his 3-year-old debut Jan. 31 in the $75,000 96ROCK Stakes under the lights at Turfway Park (VIDEO).


Lapped on pacesetter Serious Talk into the turn of the 6 1/2-furlong Polytrack test, The Great War took command at the quarter pole and steadily pulled away under jockey Albin Jimenez. He won at 1-10 odds in a field of 11 sophomores while geared down by 7 1/4 lengths in a time of 1:18.69.


Formerly in the yard of Irish training great Aidan O'Brien, the promising bay colt was making his initial start for trainer Wesley Ward, who conditions the son of War Front   for Joseph Allen, Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor, and Derrick Smith. 


A minor stakes winner at the Curragh last fall, The Great War got his first taste of American racing in the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) in his prior start, finishing fourth, 8 1/4 lengths behind runaway winner Texas Red, Carpe Diem, and Upstart. He concentrated on racing in turf sprints in England and Ireland as a 2-year-old, winning three of seven starts before testing dirt in the BC Juvenile.


Bred in Kentucky by Claiborne Farm from the winning Pulpit mare Guide, The Great War was purchased for $1 million from Claiborne's consignment at the 2013 Keeneland September yearling sale by Michael V. Magnier. He is the seventh starter produced by his dam and her first black-type winner.


Serious Talk, ridden by Rodney Prescott, made the early pace with The Great War just off his outside, as they made their way down the backstretch in :23.04 for the opening quarter mile. The Great War always looked like a winner, however, taking the lead as they reached the half-mile point in :46.38 and pulling away as he pleased through the lane before being ridden out in the final sixteenth.


Two Step Temper was a clear second by seven lengths with John McKee aboard, and Serious Talk held third over Ekati Told Me.


The Great War upped his earnings to $248,873 with his fourth win nine starts, paying $2.20, $2.10, and $2.10 as the 122-pound highweight. Two Step Temper returned $5 and $3.60, and Serious Talk was $2.60 to show.


The 96ROCK is the first of two local steppingstones to the $550,000 Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Spiral Stakes March 21. The other is the $125,000 John Battaglia Memorial Stakes Feb. 28.



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The Great War Storms Home at Turfway:

Sent off as a 1-10 shot for his debut for Wesley Ward at Turfway Park last night, The Great War (War Front x Guide) couldn't have been any more impressive, scoring by six lengths. A winner of three out of his career eight starts to date, including the Listed Blenheim Stakes at the Curragh last season, the $1m Keenland yearling sale graduate was given his big chance to shine at the end of the season by former trainer Aidan O'Brien in the Juvenile Turf at the Breeders Cup, where he finished a very good fourth behind top class rivals Texas Red, Carpe Diem & Upstart. Away from the stalls without any fuss whatsoever, The Great War was always prominent in the field, sitting out wide for most of the way under Albin Jimenez, and when asked for his effort two and a half furlongs out, he soon stretched three and then six lengths clear, clocking a respectable time of 1:18.69 and putting his face firmly in the Triple Crown picture. 


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Aidan O'Brien

Aidan O'Brien: yet to win an American Triple Crown race

 PICTURE: Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos)

O'Brien sets five on 
US Triple Crown trail

USA: Racing Post Trophy runner-up Aloft features among five nominations from Ireland's champion trainer Aidan O'Brien for this year's US Triple Crown.

O'Brien has a predictably strong squad for the British and Irish Classics this term, but success Stateside would be a notable achievement on his impressive CV and he has five of the 429 early entries for the Triple Crown, which has not been won since 1978 when Affirmed triumphed.

Aloft, second to Elm Park in the Doncaster Group 1 in October, is joined by Battle Of Marathon, War Envoy, Smuggler's Cove and Royal Navy Ship. Breeders' Cup Juvenile fourth The Great War has joined Wesley Ward from O'Brien and made a winning start to his US career on Saturday.

Nominations for the Triple Crown are up 15 from last year and are the most since 2008 when 460 horses were engaged. They also include four possibles from the yard of Dermot Weld, who saddled Go And Go to bag the third leg in the 1990 Belmont Stakes.

He is represented by Don Camillo, Sight Hound, Time To Inspire and Tombelaine, while John Oxx has an unnamed colt out of Kamarinskaya entered.

Godolphin's challengers include Tempus Temporis (trained by John Gosden) and Maftool (Saeed Bin Suroor).

Todd Pletcher has 34 of the entries - the most of any trainer - while Bob Baffert has 15, including Kentucky Derby ante-post favourite American Pharoah.

The Triple Crown starts with the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 2, followed by the Preakness at Pimlico Downs on May 16 and the Belmont on June 6.


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The Great War to Return in 96ROCK Stakes

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The Great War to Return in 96ROCK Stakes

A promising colt who finished fourth in last year's Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) is set to make his 2015 debut in the $75,000 96ROCK Stakes for 3-year-olds Jan. 31 at Turfway Park.


The 96ROCK, at 6 1/2 furlongs, is the first of two local steppingstones to the $550,000 Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Spiral Stakes March 21. The other is the $125,000 John Battaglia Memorial Stakes Feb. 28.


The Great War heads a field of 12 Saturday evening. The War Front  colt finished fourth in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile behind Texas Red,Carpe Diem, and Upstart, who won his 2015 debut Jan. 24 in the grade II Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Park. The Great War finished 8 1/4 lengths behind Texas Red in his first start on dirt and initial outing around two turns.


Trained by Wesley Ward for owners Joseph Allen, Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor, and Derrick Smith, The Great War in seven starts prior to the Breeders' Cup competed in turf sprints in Ireland and England and picked up a stakes victory. He moved from the barn of Aidan O'Brien to Ward after the Breeders' Cup Juvenile and has been working very well on the Polytrack at Turfway.


A Kentucky-bred out of the Pulpit mare Glide, The Great War last worked Jan. 24, breezing five furlongs in an easy 1:03 4/5. That followed a bullet work of :59 3/5 for five furlongs Jan. 17.


Albin Jiminez, leading rider at the winter/spring meet, has the call aboard The Great War from post 6 as the 122-pound highweight in the 96ROCK


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Four Carats (GER) A 4yo son of Montjeu x Four Roses Who was previously Trained by Andre Fabre for Derrick Smith, Mrs. John Magnier & Michael Tabor with a record of 2 - 0 - 1 - 0 $6,708, has been privately sold and is now in Australia where he is going to be trained by Chris Waller



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This beautiful Camelot filly is out of Cherry Hinton, dam of 2014 G1 Irish Oaks winner Bracelet and G2 winner Wading Some Pedigree There.



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Has to be one of Aidan's greatest moment Jo'Burg winning on the Dirt what a 2yo he was



                 Johannesburg Probably The Greatest Juvenile Ever (Video) 

 

 

 


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  • Cox Plate winner Adelaide due to trial within four weeks


Champion trainer Chris Waller is in the envious position of having one of the most exciting talents in the country hail from his Rosehill stable - Adelaide, 

As the Melbourne and Sydney carnivals draw closer, Waller’s highly dedicated team have shifted up a gear and will be ready to produce the stable’s finest horse flesh, spearheaded by 2014 Cox Plate winner Adelaide.

The impressive-looking son of Galileo was transferred to Waller from the powerful Irish stable of Aidan O’Brien following his breathtaking Cox Plate win, where he defeated Fawkner after making a long sustained run on the home turn.

Adelaide will be targeting the $4 million Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) at Royal Randwick during The Championships on April 11.

"The most important thing with these imported horses is to get them to acclimatise quickly,” Waller told Sky Sports radio.
"Adelaide has coped very well since being with us. 
"He’s starting three-quarter pacework now and is due to trial in about four weeks.


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Here's the 1st foal we've seen by CAMELOT! 

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WAR SET FOR WES DEBUT & UAE NEWS



The Great War has been entered to run on January 31 at Turfway Park in Kentucky for a 6 1/2 Furlong race called the 96Rock Stakes. The race will be run over a synthetic surface. Ridden by A. Jiminez who has ridden for Wesley Ward before. It Will be his first race since finishing 4th in the Breeders Cup Juvenile Dirt after which he was transferred to Wesley Ward. Information From Chris Palmer.

In Other News C Soumillon will ride Fountain Of Youth for M De Kock in race 2 15:20 pm at Meydan on Thursday. FLYING THE FLAG Has been scratched from Race 4.




Royal Navy Ship, Battle Of Marathon, War Envoy, & Smugglers Cove Are entered in 

the UAE Derby and Kingfisher in the Gold Cup and Sheema Classic on world cup 

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Over 7000 UV's in January 2015 and its the off season wow

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Epsom Derby Winners Parade Coolmore Stud.
Galileo Pour Moi Camelot Ruler of the World & Australia


 



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Coolmore Stud (Mastercraftsman, Pour Moi, Austalia, No Nay Never & Ruler Of The World) : Irish Stallion Trail 2015



 

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The Peoples Gallery Page Updated Added 4 lovely Pictures sent By @davidbetts3213 from Leeopardstown Yesterday 

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Galileo, Ruler, Camelot, Pour Moi, Henry, So You Think, Sadlers Wells Statue & KingsbarnsMany Thanks To Sue 





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Rogue Trader Storms Home at Navan for Coolmore Lads 


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Rogue Trader, who runs in the colours of Coolmore supremo John Magnier and was ridden to victory today by his Ballydoyle employee and work rider Nina Carberry, is now set to join trainer Tom Taaffe. Charlie Swan Said "things just didn't go right for him in Leopardstown although obviously that was a lot hotter race."He won his bumper by 13 lengths and now his maiden hurdle by 12. He's a staying type of horse but he's not slow and he's a chaser in the making. They went a strong gallop and Nina used her brain as I told her to make it.

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New Photo's Added to The Peoples Gallery - 

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

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The People's Gallery 


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Coolmore Sires Page Updated 

>>  http://www.aidanobrienfansite.com/coolmore-sires.php


Added Stud Records & Stallion Nicks 

By Andrew O'Brien


                                                 

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Yearbook Sold Out in a matter of hours Apologies to those who missed out in the 1st batch & Thanks to those who purchased.

We Are Currently arranging a reprint. The Printers have everything they need so hopefully wont take long to put the next batch on Ebay (which is already set up) .




                                                 

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Bargain buy Bishan makes very pleasing start

Fri 23rd Jan 2015, 19:55
Bishan Bedi is clear under Donnacha O'Brien
Bishan Bedi is clear under Donnacha O'Brien
(Healy Racing Photos)
A selling winner in his time cross-channel, when he predominantly raced for William Jarvis, Bishan Bedi made a pleasing start for the O'Brien family when taking the Dundalk Stadium-Light Up Your Night Handicap, at his ease under Donnacha.

Bought at Doncaster last September for 5,500 pounds, here the top-weight came through from the rear to lead a furlong out, before going on to score by five and a half lengths from Moss Nation.

Well-backed favourite Fairy Foxglove (from around 5/1 earlier in the day into 7/4) had every chance before having to settle for third.

Aidan trains the victorious Intikhab gelding for his wife Annmarie who commented: "We're very pleased with that.

"He was bought to have something for the lads to ride here in Dundalk.

"He was entitled to win on his English form."

Thankfully Danny Mullins and Stroll On were okay after the filly stumbled and unseated rider leaving the stalls. (MG & EM)

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Bishan Bedi Makes Ballydoyle Debut tomorrow at Dundalk will take a 

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Inside Coolmore Update (OTI RACING) By Andrew O'Brien 

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Mrs.A.M.O'Brien Named National Hunt Horses



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Aidan O'Briens Most Winning Horses


YEATS 15 Wins (Flat) 

ISTABRAQ 23 Wins (National Hunt)

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Adelaide Gave Aidan His 250th Career Group/Grade One Win (Includes N/H & Flat)


     




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Yearbook Announcement 3

Apologies for Delay in Updates this is due to the Royal Mail (They have not arrived in Ireland yet) they were posted Friday Night in UK they should defiantly arrive tomorrow and the ebay shop will be set up (will only take an hour) then i can start sending them out to those interested in purchasing one. We have had a good reaction and we continue to receive Interest Forms so no doubts another batch will need printing Thank You Kindly for your patients)



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OTI Racing bought into nine Irish Bred Fastnet Rock colts in 2014 in Partnership with Coolmore. Report By Paul Rhodes 




AUSTRALIAN syndicate OTI Racing Purchased nine Irish-bred Fastnet Rock yearling colts in 2014 that will be raced in Europe in partnership with Coolmore Stud in 2015.

Following a due diligence process, OTI purchased a 75 per cent stake in each of the nine yearlings with Coolmore retaining a 25 per cent interest.

In October 2014, the colts were allocated to trainers with the list including Andre Fabre, Nicolas Clement and John Hammond in France & Luca Cumani.

Coolmore approached OTI Racing about the deal with a wish to involve Australians who know French racing and respect the ability of the stallion.

Fastnet Rock has sired 16 Group 1 winners in his first five Australian crops but it has taken a little longer for the stallion to be recognised in Europe.

OTI believe that the best is yet to come for Fastnet Rock in the Northern Hemisphere. 

The first of the 2 year olds has been named Fastnet Monsson.

OTI have previously had success buying European horses in training with Manighar, a subsequent triple Group 1 winner in Australia, and Bauer, who finished second in the 2008 Melbourne Cup after winning the Group 3 Geelong Cup.



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FIRST FOALS ARE ALL CLASS FOR CAMELOT

Camelot headshot looking to his right

Two excellent foals by European champion 2YO and 3YO Camelot were born at Coolmore in the last few days.

Mora Bai produced a colt at Coolmore on Monday night. She is already the dam of Beresford Stakes-Gr.2 winner David Livingston and is a half-sister to 6-time Gr.1 winner High Chaparral.

Apparel foaled a filly on Sunday night. A daughter of Gr.2 Sun Chariot Stakes winner Independence, Apparel is a half-sister to Gr.1 Eclipse Stakes winner Mount Nelson and Gr.2 Great Voltigeur Stakes winner Monitor Closely.

Coolmore manager Christy Grassick enthused “Both are smashing bay foals, correct and full of quality. It’s very exciting to see a young sire getting such good foals.”

Camelot, who stands at Coolmore Stud for a fee of €25,000, proved himself to be Montjeu’s fastest son when winning the Gr.1 2,000 Guineas before landing the Gr.1 Epsom Derby by 5 lengths from Main Sequence who on Saturday was crowned champion older male and champion male turf horse at the Eclipse Awards.


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Australia announced as joint top three-year-old in the world 

with Irish bred The Grey Gatsby and Kingman


Irish Thoroughbred Racehorse Rankings 2014

USTRALIA with J O'Brien wins from left THE GREY GATSBY 2nd and right TELESCOPE 3rd in International stakes at York 20-8-14. Copyright Martin Lynch.

Another remarkable year in the annals of Irish horseracing highlighted by the inauguration of Irish Champions Weekend where British raiders enjoyed remarkable success in annexing three of the four Group 1 races on offer.

Nonetheless, Aidan O’Brien managed to keep three of the five Irish Classics at home, winning the Etihad Airways Irish 1,000 Guineas (G1) with MARVELLOUS (IRE)(116), who was rated joint champion European 3-y-o female miler, the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (G1) with dual Derby winner AUSTRALIA (GB)(127), who was joint champion 3-y-o colt in the World, and Darley Irish Oaks winner BRACELET (IRE)(112).

 

AUSTRALIA (GB)(127) shared that accolade with Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas (G1) winner KINGMAN (GB)(125)(LWBRR 127)and also with his conqueror in the QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes (G1), THE GREY GATSBY (IRE) (127), both of which were trained in Britain by John Gosden and Kevin Ryan respectively.

In winning the Investec Epsom Derby (G1) with AUSTRALIA (GB), his trainer Aidan O’Brien made history by becoming the first trainer in the 235-year history of that race to win in three consecutive years, following on from CAMELOT (124) in 2012 and RULER OF THE WORLD (122) in 2013.

Aidan O’Brien also created history in training ADELAIDE (IRE)(120) to win the premier championship race in Australia, namely the Sportingbet Cox Plate (G1), which was the first time the winner of that historic race was trained outside of Australasia.

A similar momentous feat was achieved by Tom Hogan, trainer of the globe-trotting GORDON LORD BYRON (IRE)(116), the first Northern Hemisphere trained winner of a Group 1 race in New South Wales, namely the George Ryder Stakes (G1) at Rosehill in Sydney. While a number of European trained horses have succeeded in winning such iconic Group 1 handicaps as the Caulfield Cup and the Melbourne Cup in recent years, these two great Irish successes marked the first time Group 1 success was achieved by Irish-trained horses in weight-for-age contests Down Under.

Irish-trained horses also continued their recent excellent record of success at the British Champions Weekend with the Ballydoyle-trained juvenile filly TOGETHER FOREVER (IRE)(110) winning the Group 1 Dubai Fillies Mile, the Dermot Weld unbeaten stayer FORGOTTEN RULES (IRE) (113) winning the QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup (G2), andGORDON LORD BYRON (IRE)(116) coming home first in the QIPCO British Champions Sprint (G2).

Aidan O’Brien managed to keep three of the five Irish Classics at home, winning the Etihad Airways Irish 1,000 Guineas (G1) with MARVELLOUS (IRE)(116), who was rated joint champion European 3-y-o female miler, the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (G1) with dual Derby winnerAUSTRALIA (GB)(127), who was joint champion 3-y-o colt in the World, and Darley Irish Oaks winner BRACELET (IRE)(112).










































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Australia and Mastercraftsman son are joint world-champions 


Last year’s brilliant G1 Derby hero Australia (4c Galileo-Ouija Board, by Cape Cross) has been officially recognised for his outstanding achievements by being ranked jointly the world’s best three-year-old of 2014.

Australia was given a rating of 127 in the 2014 World’s Best Racehorse Rankings, announced at a ceremony in London on Tuesday, after a fabulous season in which he also ran out a facile winner of the G1 Irish Derby at the Curragh. The son of Galileo achieved his highest rating when stepping back to 10 furlongs to win the G1 Juddmonte International at York.

Australia has retired to stand at Coolmore in 2015, covering for a fee of €50,000.

Mastercraftsman finished 2014 as champion second-crop sire and one of the main contributors to that title was The Grey Gatsby (4c Mastercraftsman-Marie Vison, by Entrepreneur), who joins Australia as one of the world’s joint-champion three-year-olds on a rating of 127.

Frank Gillespie’s colt was trained by Kevin Ryan to win the G2 Dante Stakes at York in May before going on to capture the G1 French Derby at Chantilly in June. He rounded off the season with victory in the G1 Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown in September. The Grey Gatsby stays in training this year.

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Saphir Du Rheu (Runs at Cheltenham at the weekend in the Cleeve Hurdle but will receive no Points/Prize Money due to him being registered as a Novice Chaser by the Players who selected him at The Start) If He had been selected as a free choice Points/Prize Money would Count. The Compition will close on Saturday 2nd May 2015 (after the Final Day Of Puchestown Festival)



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Liber Nauticus

Liber Nauticus: the Musidora winner will visit Exceed And Excel this season

 PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)

Ballymacoll Stud star mare to visit Australia

MATING plans have been finalised for the blue-chip broodmare band at Ballymacoll Stud in County Meath, with the operation's jewel Highland Gift set for a liaison with Coolmore's new recruit Australia.

Highland Gift, a 22-year-old daughter of Generous, is the dam of nine winners including 2,000 Guineas and King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes hero Golan and Dante Stakes scorer and Derby runner-up Tartan Bearer.

She has also produced the winner Long View, who was sold for 1,100,000gns at Tattersalls in December, to Australia's sire Galileo and promising three-year-old filly Yarrow to Galileo's half-brother Sea The Stars.

"She is amazing for her age but I was keen to use a young stallion and Australia is a beautiful-looking horse - plus we can't afford Galileo any more," said stud manager Peter Reynolds of the mare, who is in foal to Arcano.

Ballymacoll is also home to Highland Gift's Group-placed daughters Gift Range and Leocorno. Gift Range is in foal to Dubawi and will visit Kodiac, while Leocorno is barren and booked to Lope De Vega.

The stud's outstanding racecourse performer Islington, a 16-year-old daughter of Sadler's Wells who won the Nassau Stakes, Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf and two renewals of the Yorkshire Oaks, produced a Shamardal filly this month - remarkably, her ninth female offspring from as many foals. She will now visit exciting young sire Sea The Stars.

"She's been getting some winners recently [Bohemian Dance and Upper Street] and she has a very nice three-year filly with Sir Michael Stoute called Angel Vision, who is by Oasis Dream and is looking good," said Reynolds.

"I'm not sure we've found the right combination for Islington yet but Sea The Stars has made a fantastic start and has worked well with Sadler's Wells mares, so I thought why not."

Olympienne, a sister to Islington, is barren and set for a liaison with Dark Angel. Another sister, La Divina, is in foal to Iffraaj and booked to Shamardal.

Justlookdontouch, that trio's Galileo three-parts sister, will feature in the first book of brilliant miler Kingman after delivering her foal by Leroidesanimaux.

Desert Bloom, the dam of the Ballymacoll-bred Melbourne Cup winner Fiorente, is set to be covered by Cacique after producing her foal by Redoute's Choice.

"She hasn't produced many winners but she has got one hell of a horse in Fiorente," said Reynolds of the 15-year-old daughter of Pilsudski. "She has a few problems and her foals have to be weaned straight away.

"But she has a lovely Fastnet Rock two-year-old colt with Sir Michael Stoute and she's in foal to Redoute's Choice.

"The Australian resale market is massive for us and so we keep that in mind with the matings. Australians love European stayers and, although the Cacique mating might not produce a stayer, the Danehill sire-line is very well respected down there."

Also with the Australian market in mind, Spring Symphony, the dam of Flemington Group 1 winner Glass Harmonium and last year's Duke of Edinburgh Handicap scorer Arab Spring, is visiting Maxios at Gestut Fahrhof this year. Maxios is by Monsun, as are Fiorente and Arab Spring.

Musidora Stakes winner Liber Nauticus will be covered by Exceed And Excel after delivering her first foal by Dark Angel and the stud will use high-achieving French first-season sire Siyouni for the first time, on the Grade 3-placed Danehill Dancer mare Kitty Hawk.

This year marks the 55th anniversary of Ballymacoll Stud operating under ownership of the Weinstock and Sobell families. In that time the farm has bred and raced outstanding performers such as Conduit, North Light, Pilsudski, Sun Princess and Troy.



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Tattersalls Gold Cup could lose G1 status

Mon 19th Jan 2015, 17:44
Noble Mission pictured on his way to victory in the Tattersalls Gold Cup last year
Noble Mission pictured on his way to victory in the Tattersalls Gold Cup last year
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Seven Group One races have been identified as being at risk of losing their Group One status next year.

The mile-and-a-quarter Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh in late May has been the starting point in a campaign for many a superstar but is one of the races named at risk by the European Pattern Committee.

It has been won by such stars of the turf as Daylami in 1998, Montjeu (2000), Fantastic Light (2001) and Hurricane Run (2006) and in more recent times by So You Think in 2011 and 2012 and Al Kazeem, who upset Camelot in 2013.

However, the race tends to attract just a handful of runners and Noble Mission beat just four rivals when successful last season.

One of the other races that could be downgraded in 2016 is the Prix Royal-Oak. Run over just short of two miles at Longchamp in late October, the stamina test has been a favourite target for British stayers and has been won for the last two years by the Marco Botti-trained Tac De Boistron.

Its biggest winner in recent seasons was the Aidan O'Brien-trained Yeats in 2008, hero of the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot four years in a row from 2006 to 2009.


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HRI announce flat race upgrades

Mon 19th Jan 2015, 15:00
A new Listed race will be run at Cork in April
A new Listed race will be run at Cork in April
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Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) today announced a number of enhancements to the Irish Flat Pattern and Listed race programme, in addition to the Sprint Programme upgrades previously announced for the 2015 season.

The principal changes concern the further improvement of the programme for fillies and mares with the Lanwades Stud Stakes (registered as the Ridgewood Pearl) at the Curragh on Irish Guineas weekend being upgraded from Group 3 to Group 2, along with the creation of two new 12f Listed races at Cork in early April and Naas in mid-October.

Additionally, the Curragh Stakes staged at the Curragh in late August will be upgraded to Group 3. This race is ideally positioned in the both the domestic and international calendar and provides a first Group 3 race for Irish 2yo sprinters over the minimum trip.

Confirming the Pattern race enhancements, HRI's Director of Racing, Jason Morris commented:

"HRI is delighted to have secured European agreement for all our proposed Irish upgrades in 2015. The promotion of the Ridgewood Pearl to Group 2 status and the creation of two new fillies Listed races over 12 furlongs will provide further encouragement to owners and trainers to put high quality mares in training in Ireland and to carry on racing them here beyond their three-year-old careers."

"The promotion of the Curragh Stakes to Group 3 status, along with the previously announced upgrades to three older horse sprints (Greenlands, Sapphire and Flying Five) from Group 3 to Group 2 and the creation of the Lacken Stakes (Group 3, 3yo only) at Naas in early June, reinforces HRI's commitment to improve the Irish sprinting programme, which will also see additional maiden race opportunities for both two and three-year-olds over the shorter distances in 2015."

UPGRADED FROM LISTED TO GROUP 3

* 22nd August 2015. Curragh, The Curragh Stakes, 5f 2yo

UPGRADED FROM GROUP 3 TO GROUP 2

* 23rd May 2015. Curragh, The Ridgewood Pearl Stakes, 8f 4yo Fillies

TWO NEW LISTED RACES

* 4th April 2015. Cork, 12f 4yo Fillies

* 18th October 2015. Naas, 12f 3yo Fillies


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                      The One Horse A.P.McCoy Said He Would Have Loved to Have Partnered GALILEO

          



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               How Many UK Classics This Season Lads

                         


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Important Yearbook announcement 2 

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TEAM ORDERS Aidan With Seamie, Ryan, Ana, Colm, & Joseph On Irish Oaks Day 2014



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Song Of Love shows Great Improvement since he was gelded.

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Ouija Board

Ouija Board: daughter of Cape Cross set for another trip to Coolmore

 PICTURE: Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos)

Galileo return for Ouija Board after losing foal

OUIJA BOARD will return to Galileo this season after slipping a  colt foal by the sire last year.

The daughter of Cape Cross, who carried the colours of her owner-breeder Lord Derby to victory at the highest level across the globe, will travel to County Tipperary to visit the champion sire early in the season.

"She's absolutely fit as a fiddle, it's just one of those things," said Peter Stanley, brother to Lord Derby and owner of New England Stud.

Ouija Board hit the headlines again in 2014 as the dam of dual Derby winner Australia, also by Galileo.

The Aidan O'Brien-trained colt, who was bought by Coolmore for 525,000gns at Tattersalls, later added the Juddmonte International to his top-flight tally before retiring to Coolmore, where he will begin stud duties alongside his sire next month.

Australia is the fourth winner from as many runners out of Ouija Board. Her first foal Voodoo Prince thrived after relocating to the base of Australian trainer Chris Waller, winning the Group 3 Easter Cup at Caulfield, while his half-siblings Aegaeus and Filia Regina both collected minor accolades in Britain.

Ouija Board's most recent foal, a Dubawi juvenile colt, was bought privately by Sheikh Mohammed last summer. He is not yet registered in training.


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The 1st European foal by DECLARATION OF WAR has been born in Newmarket 

this morn. What a beauty

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Get Well Soon Starspangledbanner From Us At AOBFS

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The Wow Signal

The Wow Signal: Group 1 winner is  by Starspangledbanner

 PICTURE: ScoopDyga

No return to Coolmore for Starspangledbanner:

Coolmore stallion Starspangledbanner will not be returning to stand at Cork's Castlehyde Stud in 2015 after a bout of colic was discovered at Christmas time. 

The subfertile son of Choisir is now thankfully fully recovered, but will now be prepared to stand another season at Rosemont Stud in Australia, which is owned by Anthony Mithen, due to big risks about his health on the plane. 

A decision about whether Starspangledbanner will return to Coolmore's breeding roster in 2016 is under review and will be announced at a later date. 

Starspangledbanner was retired to stand at Coolmore in County Tipperary in 2011 and 2012 after a stellar career on the track, but after his subfertility problems were discovered, he made a return to the track, which didn't turn out to be as successful first time round and was shuttled to Rosemount Stud, where he now covers small but carefully managed books. 

After a brilliant start with his first two-year-old runners in Europe, it was decided he was to arranged for him to be shuttled back to Castlehyde for 2015. 

In 20 runners, Starspangledbanner had 11 winners - a phenomenal 55% winners-to-runners strike-rate - including the very highly regarded Royal Ascot winners The Wow Signal & Anthem Alexander, with the former following up his Coventry Stakes win with the Group 1 Prix Morny at Deauville. 

Starspangledbanner only had a small number of yearlings up for sale in 2014, but they were in high demand, especially with bloodstock experts Peter and Ross Doyle, who snapped up the most expensive of the lot, a colt from the family of 2000 Guineas winner Footstepsinthesand, for 260,000gns, at Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale. 



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Yearbook Announcement 

Took us a while but we have got there, For Those Interested My Brother Collects the yearbook prints today and hopefully they will be on an ebay shop early next week. The Yearbook will be strictly non profit they will Be sold at cost price + Postage Will Keep You Posted I will also look into selling them on the site (For non ebay members but have to go through what is required to do this as i say will keep you posted) Thanks to all who filled in the interest form gave us an idea how many may be needed.

 



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El Salvador and Donnacha O'Brien

El Salvador (right): a regally bred son of Galileo and Balisada

 PICTURE: Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos

El Salvador to stand at Killack Stud in Wexford

LAST year's Irish Cesarewitch winner El Salvador has been acquired by trainer Shay Slevin, who will stand the horse at his Killack Stud in Kiltrea, County Wexford, from this year.

Regally bred as a son of Galileo and Coronation Stakes heroine Balisada, El Salvador was trained by Aidan O'Brien to win three middle-distance races in the spring of his four-year-old season.

Later that year he finished a creditable sixth behind Estimate in the Gold Cup.

El Salvador was kept busy at five last year, making 12 starts and winning four of them as well as finishing second to Pique Sous in the Queen Alexandra Stakes at Royal Ascot.

He signed off his career with a one-length victory in the Irish Cesarewitch, giving his young pilot Donnacha O'Brien the biggest success of his career.

"I saw a need for a son of Galileo in Wexford and El Salvador should do well - there's been a good bit of interest in him already," said Slevin, who will support the stallion with 15 of his own mares. "He won seven races, is out of a high-class mare and stands 16.2hh."

El Salvador's fee is on application.


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          Coolmore Purchased a Horse for the first time that is to be trained in New Zealand 

                               


To Be trained by Jason Bridgman she is the first horse to be purchased by Coolmore to be trained in New Zealand (Special Thanks to Darin Melville)

 

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Three Amigos (Coolmore Partners Michael Tabor John Magnier & Derrick Smith)



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NEW WEBSITE PAGE - Major Races & Major Race Entries 2015 

>> http://www.aidanobrienfansite.com/major-races-major-race-en…


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Up sells for $2.2m to ignite Keeneland



THE formula of selling a Galileo mare in foal to War Front to sell in Kentucky struck gold again on Tuesday when Group 2 winner Up sold for $2.2 million on the second day of the Keeneland January Sale.

The six-year-old, a half-sister to Middle Park Stakes winner and Group 1 sire Dutch Art, was consigned by Four Star Sales as agent and bought for the seven-figure price by Frank Taylor on behalf of Robert Naify's Ran Jan Racing.

UP winner of the Lanwades Stud Fillies Stakes and Blandford Stakes for Aidan O'Brien and the Coolmore partners, becomes the most expensive horse sold at the Keeneland January Sale since Irish Cherry sold for $2.7m at the 2008 renewal.Ran Jan Racing is best known as the owner and breeder of last year's Grade 2 John C Mabee Stakes winner Moulin De Mougin and 2013 Grade 2 Royal Heroine Mile winner Schiaparelli.

Other Galileo mares sold in foal to War Front in the US in recent years include Betterbetterbetter, who sold to Whisper Hill Farm for $5.2m at Fasig-Tipton in November 2013, and Aloof, who sold to the same purchaser for $3.9m at Keeneland last November.

Up was followed into the ring by her War Front yearling filly, who was sold to LNJ Foxwoods for $800,000.

Up and her War Front yearling filly have commanded the two highest prices of the sale up to halfway through Tuesday's second session.


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Aidan's Classic Dark Horses

2000 Guineas

Father Frost An Unraced Son Of Rip Van Winkle said to have more potential than the G1 winning Dick Whittington another son of Rip. His Dam Yaria was a solid miler. She is yet to produce anything of note This fella is said to be held in high regard. Hopefully they will get him out early tough to see him getting ahead of Highland Reel & Gleneagles on the Ballydoyle Pecking Order but could be worth watching, Pedigree screams a mile. 

1000 Guineas

Kissed By Angels  Unraced Daughter of Lillie Langtry & Galileo. Lillie Won at the highest level twice winning  the Coronation Stakes & Matron Stakes at a mile in 2010. Could end up appreciating further than a mile on pedigree 10 furlongs looks her trip and may stretch to the Oaks trip Concern is she was not out as a Juvenile but could get an early start this season and come into the 1000 Guineas Picture would not write her off for the oaks either.

Derby

Sir Issac Newton Late Starter as Juvenile beat by Zawraq who is held in high regard by D K Weld in fact after the race Dermot said these 2 colts Sir Isaac & Zawraq could be better than the Juveniles that have been winning Group Races. Said to be going well at home has never been bigger than 25/1 for the Derby. He Cost a kings ransom a whopping £3.6 Million. He is a Full Brother of Secret Gesture who was 3rd behind The Fugue in the 2013 Yorkshire Oaks. Even though defeated on debut i really liked what i saw i think he is a very very smart 3yo in the making bags of improvement in him.

Oaks 

Truth Unraced Daughter of the Mighty Galileo. Her Dam is also Dam of 2013 Irish Oaks Winner Chiquita she came with a 1 million euro price tag in August 2013 She is also the full Sister of Sinnarmary who was an unbeaten Juvenile trained in France by M Delzangles 12 furlongs look Ideal for her. It was a toss up between Truth & Diamond Bangle on who was going to be my Oaks Dark Horse it was close between the 2. Hopefully She will follow the Ruler of the World Route to classic glory unraced 2yo MAIDEN/TRIAL/CLASSIC/GLORY.

St Leger 

Imperial Palace an Unraced Son of Montjeu out of First Breeze herself a daughter of Woodman. A £650,000 Purchase By John Warren On Behalf of MV Magnier & The China Horse Club and will race in the the Teo Ah Khing Colours. His Pedigree screams stamina could be a queens vase horse possibly a future Ascot Gold Cup Horse Leger Trip looks right up his street now just down to ability & Potential.

Red Cardinal Another Unraced Son Of the Late Montjeu. Full Brother to Maria Royal a Group 2 winner in France when with A De Royer-Dupre. His full sister was all about stamina even raced in the 2011 Prix Du Cadran Group Over 2 mile 4 furlongs finishing 7th. Another Potential Queens Vase/St Leger Colt


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New Page - Paul Rhodes Digital Art Take The Tour Here

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New Page - Bloodstock Sales Schedule 2015 By Andrew O'Brien 





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The 5 to Follow http://www.aidanobrienfansite.com/5-novices-to-follow.php
Prizes for the Top 3 & 50 euro for the winner are here ready to be dished out

Pity you have to wait til may ha ha The Comp ends on the last day of Puchestown





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Photos Of Stallion Inspections over the weekend 

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GALILEO Page updated ready for the 2015 Season

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                                                  WHAT TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN 2015 WITH AIDANOBRIENFANSITE VIDEO

 

 

 


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Coolmore Make 2 Purchases at The Magic Millions Sales (Australia)





Check Them Out Here >> http://www.aidanobrienfansite.com/coolmore-sales.php




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Power In The Blood – The Story of The Irish Thoroughbred (documentary)

 



 



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COOLMORE SIRES TITLES By Andrew O'Brien (Coolmore won 9 titles in 2014) 

>> http://www.aidanobrienfansite.com/coolmore-sires.php



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UPDATE - Sales for Coolmore stallions for 2014 & Lifetime Stats By Andrew O'Brien - 

>> http://www.aidanobrienfansite.com/sales-for-coolmore-stalli…(Lifetime stats added)



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Ocovango to stand at Coolmore jumps division

GROUP 2 winner Ocovango has been snapped up by Coolmore to join its jumps division for 2015.

The five-year-old is the second son of Monsun to stand under Coolmore's National Hunt banner following Getaway, who covered a large book of 295 mares last year.

Trained by Andre Fabre, Ocovango carried the colours of Prince Faisal during a career that spanned three seasons.

A winner on his only start over a mile at two, Ocovango won the Listed Prix Francois Lathet on his seasonal reappearance at three before landing the Group 2 Prix Greffulhe at Saint-Cloud.

Ocovango then finished fifth, beaten two and a half lengths, behind Ruler Of The World in the Derby, and was third in the Grand Prix de Paris and Prix Niel. His last outing at three was in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, in which he finished down the field.

Ocovango failed to get his head in front last year, but ran some admirable races in defeat, including when third in the Group 3 La Coupe at Longchamp.

"We think Ocovango has a lot in common with Flemensfirth," said Beeches Stud manager Robert McCarthy.

"He's a lovely big horse, a great colour and like Flemensfirth he was unbeaten at two, a Group winner over ten furlongs and being by Monsun he's an outcross for all the Sadler's Wells-line mares."

Bred by Watership Down Stud, Ocovango is the first foal out of the unraced Gone West mare Crystal Maze, who is a daughter of Fillies' Mile winner Crystal Music.

Crystal Music's Dubawi colt sold for 1.6 million guineas to John Ferguson at Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale last year.



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Josses Hill made it second time lucky over fences at Doncaster 

this afternoon. To Follow updated 

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



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Sales for Coolmore Stallions for 2014 Stats By Andrew O'Brien
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The first foal by Declaration Of War born


War Front’s best son Declaration Of War sired his first foal on Tuesday night when the Claudio Pizarro owned Sri Kandi produced a quality bay colt at Brendan Boyle’s Swynford Paddocks Stud in Newmarket. Sri Kandi is a winning Pivotal half-sister to the Gr.1 winning 2yo Pearl Of Love.

Adam Driver of the Global Equine Group tweeted “Thrilled to introduce our 1st foal of 2015 for @pizarrinha. A good looking Declaration Of War Colt”

Declaration Of War won the G1 Juddmonte International Stakes and G1 Queen Anne Stakes before running an incredible race on his first dirt start in the Breeders’ Cup Classic. He stands at Ashford Stud for 2015.



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Constable enters Triumph picture

Wed 7th Jan 2015, 14:21
John Constable
John Constable
(Healy Racing Photos)
The former Aidan O'Brien trained John Constable has been introduced at odds of 25/1 for the Triumph Hurdle at Cheltenham by Boylesports following his debut success over hurdles at Ludlow this afternoon.

The Navan maiden winner was an easy to back 6/1 chance on first start for Evan Williams but belied those odds with a smooth success in the hands of Paul Moloney.

The four-year-old son of Montjeu was an above average sort on the flat when trained in Ireland. He finished in the money on eight of his eleven starts and achieved a rating of 94.



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MASTERCRAFTSMAN TAKES SECOND-SEASON SIRE TITLE

Mastercraftsman walking across the paddock

Mastercraftsman fought off some stiff competition to finish 2014 as the year’s leading Second-Crop Sire in Europe.

The son of Danehill Dancer sired progeny who earned £3,401,210 in Europe last year and he also took the title for number of individual winners, siring 64, according to Racing Post statistics.

There were many highlights through the year, headed by three European Classic heroes.

Kingston Hill (3c Mastercraftsman-Audacieuse, by Rainbow Quest) finished second to the great Australia (3c Galileo-Ouija Board, by Cape Cross) in the G1 Derby before going onto a brilliant success in the G1 St Leger at Doncaster.

Paul Smith’s colt, who also won the G1 Racing Post Trophy as juvenile, stays in training in 2015 as does The Grey Gatsby (3c Mastercraftsman-Marie Vison, by Entrepreneur), who won the G1 French Derby at Chantilly during a fabulous year.

The Grey Gatsby, who won the G2 Dante Stakes at York in May, rounded off his season with a success in the G1 Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown.

Meanwhile in Italy, Vague Nouvelle (3f Mastercraftsman-Zona, by Mr Greeley) won the Italian 1,000 Guineas – the G3 Premio Regina Elena in Rome.

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Leading Lights Full Brother John Constable makes winning start to his Hurdling Career for Evan Williams and did it very well went off at 6/1 in the 130 at Ludlow.

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Galileo book of mares in 2014 List By Jason Doyle  (2015 Foals)


Galileo (Sadler's Wells x Urban Sea) 

Champion Sire Six Times - 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014


Mares he covered in 2014:


  • Adoration (2x Group 1 winner)
  • Again (2x Group 1 winner, dam of Listed winner, Indian Maharaja)
  • All's Forgotten (dam of Group 3 winner, Stantaram)
  • Alluring Park (dam of Oaks winner, Was)
  • Alpine Rose (Group 1 winner)
  • Anna Karenina (dam of Group 2 winner, Battle Of Marengo)
  • Atlantic Jewel (5x Group 1 winner)
  • Aymara (dam of Group 1 winner, Byrama)
  • A Z Warrior (Group 1 winner)
  • Banimpire (Group 2 winner)
  • Banks Hill (3x Group 1 winner, dam of Group 1 winner, Romantica)
  • Baraka (half sister to Group 1 winner, Pilsudski)
  • Beauty Is Truth (Group 2 winner, dam of Group 3 winners, Fire Lily and The United Stakes) 
  • Beltisaal (dam of Group 1 winner, Kingsbarns)
  • Bewitched (Group 3 winner)
  • Blue Cloud (dam of Group 3 winner, Empowering)
  • Breathe (half sister to Group 1 winner, Six Perfections)
  • Breeze Hill (half sister to Group 1 winner, Dr Dervious)
  • Cat's Eye Witness (dam of Group 1 winner, No Nay Never)
  • Caumshinaun (dam of Group 1 winner, Nightime)
  • Chachamaidee (Group 1 winner)
  • Chelsea Rose (Group 1 winner)
  • Chiming (Group 3 winner)
  • Christmas Kid (Group 1 winner)
  • Chrysanthemum (Group 3 winner)
  • Countess Lemonade (half sister to Group 1 winners, Duke Of Marmalade and Ruler Of The World)
  • Crystal Valkyrie (dam of Group 3 winners, Above Average and Sent From Heaven)
  • Dance For Fun (dam of Group 1 winner, Lush Lashes)
  • Danedrop (dam of Group 1 winner, Danedream)
  • Danehurst (Group 3 winner)
  • Danielli (dam of Group 1 winner, Chriselliam)
  • Danzigaway (Group 3 winner, dam of Group 2 winner, Silent Name)
  • Desert Classic (dam of Group 1 winner, Wrote)
  • Dibenoise (dam of Group 1 winners, Corre Caminos and Recital)
  • Dietrich (dam of Group 3 winner, Beauty Bright)
  • Divine Proportions (5x Group 1 winner)
  • Dynaforce (2x Group 1 winner)
  • Eden's Moon (Group 2 winner)
  • Es Que (dam of Group 1 winner, Dominant)
  • Family (full sister to Group 1 winner and Champion Sire, Danehill, dam of Group 3 winner, Dundonnell)
  • Famous (full sister to Group 1 winner, Mastercraftsman)
  • Faraday Light (dam of Group 1 winner, Just The Judge)
  • Finsceal Beo (3x Group 1 winner, dam of Group 2 winner, Ol' Man River)
  • Fire Lily (Group 3 winner)
  • Flotilla (2x Group 1 winner)
  • Glass Slipper (full sister to Group 1 winner and Champion Sire, Danehill Dancer)
  • Goldikova (14x Group 1 winner)
  • Gooseberry Fool (half sister to Group 1 winner, Aussie Rules)
  • Grecian Bride (dam of Group 2 winners, Saddler's Rock and Tarfasha)
  • Green Minstrel (dam of Group 1 winner, Rosdhu Queen)
  • Green Room (dam of Group 1 winner, Together Forever)
  • Grey Lilac (dam of Group 1 winner, Golden Lilac)
  • Gwynn (dam of Derby winner, Pour Moi)
  • Halfway To Heaven (3x Group 1 winner)
  • Hawala (dam of Group 3 winner, Air Chief Marshall)
  • Helsinki (full sister to Group 1 winner, Street Cry, dam of Group 1 winner, Shamardal)
  • Homecoming Queen (Group 1 winner)
  • Hveger (full sister to Group 1 winner, Elvstrom, dam of Group 2 winner, Highland Reel)
  • Icelips (dam of Group 1 winner, Falco)
  • Inca Princess (dam of Group 1 winner, Germany)
  • Ishvana (Group 3 winner)
  • Jacqueline Quest (2nd in 1000 Guineas - finish first, placed second)
  • Just Pretending (Group 3 winner)
  • Kind (dam of Group 1 winners, Frankel and Noble Mission)
  • Ladys First (Group 3 winner)
  • Lady Karr (dam of Group 2 winner, Mikhail Glinka)
  • Lady Shakespeare (Group 2 winner)
  • La Traviata (dam of Group 1 winner, Crusade)
  • Laugh Out Loud (Group 2 winner)
  • Lesson In Humility (Group 3 winner)
  • Lillie Langtry (2x Group 1 winner)
  • Looking Back (dam of Group 1 winner, Rip Van Winkle)
  • Looking Lovely (half sister to Group 1 winners, Duke Of Marmalade and Ruler Of The World)
  • Luas Line (Group 1 winner)
  • Magnificient Style (dam of Group 1 winners, Great Heavens and Nathaniel)
  • Margot Did (Group 1 winner)
  • Mariah's Storm (dam of Group 1 winner and Champion Sire, Giant's Causeway, granddam of Group 1 winners, Gleneagles and Marvellous)
  • Massarra (dam of Group 1 winner, Nayarra)
  • Mauralakana (Group 1 winner)
  • Melito (2x Group 1 winner)
  • Miarixa (dam of Group 1 winner, Blue Bunting)
  • Milanova (full sister to Group 1 winner, Holy Roman Emperor)
  • Moonlight Cloud (6x Group 1 winner)
  • My Reene (dam of Group 2 winner, Banimpire)
  • Naissance Royale (Group 2 winner)
  • Native Force (dam of Group 1 winner, Kingsgate Native)
  • Nell Gwyn (full sister to Group 1 winner, Rock Of Gibraltar)
  • One Moment In Time (full sister to Group 1 winner, Simply Perfect)
  • Ouija Board (dam of Group 1 winner including Derby, Australia)
  • Peace Preserver (Group 3 winner)
  • Penang Pearl (dam of Group 1 winner, Harbinger)
  • Pieds De Plume (half sister to Group 1 winner, Groom Dancer)
  • Polished Gem (dam of Group 2 winners, Custom Cut and Sapphire, Group 3 winner, Free Eagle)
  • Posterity (dam of Group 3 winner, Future Generation)
  • Prudenzia (dam of Group 1 winner, Chicquita)
  • Queen Of Spain (half sister to Group 1 winner, Mastercraftsman)
  • Red Evie (2x Group 1 winner, dam of Group 1 winner, Found)
  • Regal Rose (Group 1 winner)
  • Remember When (half sister to Group 1 winner, Dylan Thomas)
  • Rich in Spirit (Group 3 winner) 
  • Rumplestiltskin (2x Group 1 winner, dam of Group 1 winner Tapestry, Group 3 winner John F Kennedy)
  • Runway Dancer (dam of Group 1 winner, Astaire)
  • Rosdhu Queen (Group 1 winner)
  • Royal Delta (6x Group 1 winner)
  • Safari Queen (Group 3 winner)
  • Sant Elena (dam of Group 1 winner, Reckless Abandon)
  • Sea Picture (half sister to Group 1 winner, Hellenic)
  • Sea Siren (3x Group 1 winner)
  • Secrete Marina (dam of Group 2 winner, Joanna)
  • Secret Garden (dam of Group 1 winner, Roderic O'Connor)
  • Sent From Heaven (Group 3 winner)
  • Shadow Song (dam of Group 1 winners, Jan Vermeer and Together)
  • Shastye (half sister to Group 1 winners, Sagamix and Sagacity, dam of Oaks runner-up, Secret Gesture)
  • Simply Perfect (2x Group 1 winner, dam of Group 3 winner, Mekong River)
  • Six Perfections (3x Group 1 winner, dam of Group 2 winner Planet Five)
  • Society Selection (3x Group 1 winner)
  • Sogno Verdi (dam of Group 2 winner, Lilbourne Lad)
  • Stormina (dam of Group 1 winner, Silasol)
  • Tender Morn (dam of Group 3 winner, Zantenda)
  • Tonnara (dam of Group 1 winners, Ectot and Most Improved)
  • Untouched Talent (dam of Group 1 winner, Bodemeister)
  • Vadawina (Group 1 winner, dam of Group 2 winner, Vadmar)
  • Viz (dam of Group 2 winner, Viztoria)
  • Wana Doo (dam of Group 1 winner, Toronado)
  • Walzerkoenign (Group 2 winner)
  • Weekend Strike (half sister to Group 1 winner, Court Vision)
  • Withorwithoutyou (dam of Group 1 winner, Art Connoisseur)
  • You'resothrilling (full sister to Group 1 winner and Champion Sire, Giant's Causeway, dam of Group 1 winners, Gleneagles and Marvellous)
  • Zagora (2x Group 1 winner)





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Aidan "JFK Looks the bee's knee's today" 

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 By Jason Doyle

Declaration Of War (War Front x Tempo West) 

First Season Stud Fee - €40,000 in 2014

Mares he covered in 2014 are:-


  • Acts Of Grace (Group 3 winner)
  • Alleluia (dam of Group 1 winner, Allegretto)
  • Altruiste (dam of Group 2 winner, Terrubi)
  • Angels Story (half sister to Group 1 winner, DunboyneExpress)
  • Another Storm (dam of Group 3 winners, Angel Terrace andAsperity)
  • Ardere (dam of Group 3 winner, Stefer)
  • Behkara (Group 2 winner, dam of Group 1 winner, Behkabad)
  • Briolette (half sister to Group 1 winner, Pilsudski)
  • Cape Columbine(half sister to Group 1 winner, Cape Of Good Hope)
  • Cedar Sea(dam of Group 3 winner, Corsica)
  • Charroux (half sister to Group 1 winner, Gildoran)
  • Chenchikova (full sister to Group 1 winner, High Chaparral)
  • Chinese White (Group 1 winner)
  • Clara Bow (full sister to Group 1 winners, Sequoyah andListen)
  • Crystal Crossing (dam of Group 1 winner, Rule Of Law)
  • Danehill Music (Group 3 winner)
  • Danetime Out (dam of Group 1 winner, Toormore and Group 2winner, Estidhkaar)
  • Delicieuse Lady (dam of Group 1 winner, Blue Canari)
  • Di Moi Oui (Group 3 winner)
  • Dynarock (half sister to Group 1 winner, Electrocutionist)
  • Emily Blake (Group 3 winner)
  • Fashion Statement (Group 2 winner)
  • Flamingo Sea(dam of Group 1 winner, Frozen Fire)
  • Front House (Group 2 winner)
  • Hanky Panky (half sister to Group 1 winner, Giant’s Causeway)
  • High Society (dam of Group 1 winner, Society Rock)
  • Ideal (half sister to Group 1 winner, Camelot)
  • I’m In Love (dam of Group 3 winner, More Than Love)
  • Inkling (half sister to Group 1 winner, Jade Robbery)
  • Jacqueline (5 times Listed winner in Indiaincluding Derby, Oaks, 1000 and2000 Guineas)
  • Lady Lupus (Third in Irish Oaks)
  • Lady Springbank (Group 3 winner)
  • Lumiere Astrale (half sister to Group 1 winner, DesertBlanc)
  • Miss Brickyard (half sister to Group 1 winner, Miss Houdini)
  • Miss Childrey (dam of Group 3 winner, Forces Of Darkness)
  • Mixed Blessing (Group 3 winner)
  • Monevassia (full sister to Group 1 winner, Kingmambo, dam ofGroup 1 winner, Rumplestiltskin and granddam of Group 1 winner, Tapestry)
  • Monzza (half sister to Group 1 winner, Izzi Top)
  • Multicolour Wave (dam of Group 1 winner, Elusive Wave)
  • Nabat Seif (half sister to Group 1 winner, Aljabr)
  • Needles And Pins (dam of Group 3 winner, Alsindi)
  • O’Bella Ballerina (half sister to Group 1 winner, Millenary)
  • Prima Luce (Group 3 winner)
  • Queen Titi (dam of Group 1 winner, Beethoven)
  • Raghida (Group 3 winner, dam of Group 3 winner, Marionnaud)
  • Recite (half sister to Group 1 winner, Diktat)
  • Sahara Sky (dam of Group 1 winner, Dick Whittington)
  • Salinia (half sister to Group 1 winner, Reliable Man)
  • Sandglass (half sister to Group 1 winners, Timepiece and PassageOf Time)
  • Scenica (Group 1 winner)
  • Sea Paint (half sister to Group 1 winner, Special Ring)
  • Sense Of Style (Group 1 winner)
  • Silver Star (full sister to Group 1 winner, Xaar)
  • Spira (half sister to Group 1 winner, Dr Fong)
  • Spirit Of Tara (full sister to Group 1 winner, Salsabil andhalf sister to Group 1 winner, Marju, dam of Group 1 winner, Echo Of Light)
  • Sri Kandi (half sister to Group 1 winner, Pearl Of Love)
  • Starship (dam of Group 3 winner, Alexander Pope)
  • Strategy (dam of Group 3 winner, Justaroundmidnight)
  • Theann (Group 3 winner, half sister to Group 1 winner,Halfway To Heaven)
  • Titivation (half sister to Group 1 winner, Attraction)
  • Top Crystal (damof Group 3 winner, Three Rocks)
  • Treasure The Lady (half sister to Group 1 winner, HighChaparral)
  • Vallee Des Reves (dam of Group 1 winner, Maids Causeway)
  • Verbose (dam of Group 3 winner, Thousand Words)
  • Wonderful (full sister to Group 1 winner, Magician)
  • Woodland Scene (half sister to Group 1 winner, CrowdedHouse)




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Camelot first book of Mares in 2014 List (First foal in 2015) By Jason Doyle


Camelot (Montjeu x Tarfah) 
First Season Stud Fee - €25,000 in 2014

Mares he covered in 2014 are:-

  • Alstemeria (full sister to Group 1 winner, Spartacus)
  • Amathia (dam of Group 3 winner, Distant Memories)
  • Anklet (half sister to Group 1 winner, Sarah Lynx)
  • Apparel (half sister to Group 1 winner, Mount Nelson)
  • Apticanti (half sister to Group 1 winner, Distant Music)
  • Aqua Arua (half sister to Group 1 winner, Rule Of Law)
  • Await (dam of American Oaks Stakes winner, Cambina)
  • Baino Ridge (dam of Listed winner, Baino Hope and BainoRock)
  • Basira (half sister to Group 1 winner, Behkabad)
  • Batik (dam of Listed winner, Bezique)
  • Beauty Bright (Group 3 winner)
  • Billie Jean (half sister to dual 2000 Guineaswinner, Cockney Rebel)
  • Bonnie Byerly (dam of Group 2 winner, Diabolical and Group 3winner, What A Name)
  • Brigid (dam of Group 1 winners, Sequoyah and Listen,granddam of Group 1 winner, Henrythenavigator and great-granddam of Group 1winner, Magician)
  • Brooklyn’s Storm (granddam of Group 1winner, Silasol)
  • Caucasienne (dam of Group 3 winner, Chopin)
  • Cherry Hinton (dam of Irish Oaks winner Bracelet)
  • Cinnamon Rose (dam of Group 1 winner, Chelsea Rose)
  • Clodovina (half sister to Group 1 winner, Clodovil)
  • Condition (dam of Listed winner, Dreamt)
  • Contiguous (dam of Group 3 winner, Confront)
  • Dance Parade (dam of St Leger and Royal Ascot Gold Cupwinner Leading Light)
  • Dawn To Dance (half sister to Group 1 winner, Namid)
  • Ecoutila (dam of Group 3 winner, Surfrider)
  • Elbaaha (dam of Group 1 winner, Electrocutionist)
  • Field Of Hope (Group 1 winner)
  • First Breeze (half sister to Group 1 winner, TwilightAgenda)
  • For Evva Silca (dam of Group 3 winner, Meiner Eternal)
  • Funsie (dam of Derbywinner Authorized)
  • Give A Whistle (dam of Group 3 winner, Pasar Silbano)
  • Grey Lily (dam half sister to Group 1 winner, Golden Lilac)
  • Gryada (dam of Group 1 winner, Fame And Glory)
  • Healing Music (dam of Derbyrunner-up, At First Sight)
  • Hector’s Girl (dam of Group 3 winner, Class Is Class)
  • Jewel In The Sand (Group 2 winner)
  • Karavel (Group 3 winner)
  • Katch Me Katie (dam of Group 2 winner, Pale Mimosa)
  • Katdogawn (Group 2 winner)
  • La Chunga (Group 3 winner)
  • Lovely Blossom (dam of Group 2 winner, Silk Blossom andGroup 3 winner, Mashoora)
  • Madeira Mist (dam of Group 1 winner, Joshua Tree)
  • Maid Of Dawkins (half sister to Group 1 winner, Night Style)
  • Maruna (half sister to Group 1 winner, Lucayan)
  • Miss Intimate (half sister to Group 1 winner, Bachelor Duke)
  • Mohican Princess (dam of Group 3 winners, Eye Of The Stormand Satchem)
  • Mora Bai (dam of Group 2 winner, David Livingston)
  • Nasanice (dam of Group 2 winner, Maraahel)
  • Necklace (Group 1 winner)
  • Neele (dam of Group 1 winner, Nymphea)
  • Nick’s Nikita (Group 3 winner)
  • Nigh (half sister to Group 1 winner, Kingsgate Native)
  • Quixotic (full sister to Group 1 winner, Virtual)
  • Ranin (Group 3 winner)
  • Rumored (dam of Group 1 winner, Dabirsim)
  • Sandbar (Group 3 winner)
  • Scandisk (dam of 21x Grade 1 hurdle winner, Hurricane Fly)
  • Seattle Ribbon (full sister to Group 1 winner, SeattleRhyme)
  • Song To Remember (dam of Group 1 winner, Magnificent Song)
  • Southern Queen (dam of Group 3 winner, Ballybacka Lady)
  • Turkana Girl (dam of Group 2 winner, Irish Field)
  • Uncharted Heaven (Group 2 winner, dam of Group 3 winner,High Heeled, granddam of Group 1 winner, Just The Judge)
  • Wanna (half sister to Group 1 winner, Wannabe Grand)
  • Za’Hara (half sister to Group 1 winner, Debussy)



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Hard to Believe he is gone a year in 10 days time

Gone But Never Forgotten - St Nicholas Abbey 

Painting by Me dedicated to Ian Rookes 

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O'Brien honoured at Moyglare Dinner

Sun 4th Jan 2015, 12:03
Aidan O'Brien
Aidan O'Brien
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Trainer Aidan O'Brien and the Organising Committee behind 2014's hugely successful Champions Weekend, both received presentations from the Turf Club at the annual Moyglare Dinner which was held in the K Club, on Saturday evening.

Every year at the dinner the Turf Club honours an individual or an organisation which has had an exceptional year or who over a period of time has made an exceptional contribution to Irish racing.

The presentation was made by Turf Club Senior Steward Neville O'Byrne, who also gave the annual Moyglare speech.

Aidan O'Brien was honoured for his historic achievement in training a third Epsom Derby winner in a row with Australia, following on the successes of Ruler of the World"(2013) and Camelot in 2012 .

Speaking of Aidan's achievement Neville O'Byrne said "Aidan O'Brien is no stranger to breaking records. He has already trained multiple Group one winners and in 2014 he trained his 11th winner of the Irish Derby since 1997".

"However it is not for the creation of that record that Aidan is receiving his presentation tonight but for another record he set in 2014 in relation to the Epsom Derby. The Epsom Derby was run for the first time in 1780. Since then it has been run on 235 occasions .

However in 2014 Aidan achieved something that no trainer has ever achieved before in the history of the race when he became the first person to train three consecutive winners of the race - an incredible achievement." 

"In the process he was recording his fifth Epsom Derby winner and his 21st Classics win in the UK".

At the dinner the Turf Club also honoured the organising committee behind the hugely successful Champions Weekend which took place at Leopardstown and the Curragh, 13th and 14th September.

In making the presentation Neville O'Byrne, said: "Starting from scratch the committee, along with the various sponsors and partners,  put together a racing extravaganza over the two days which was an unqualified success. With total prize money of over €3.7m and attendances over 24,000 we saw the best of flat racing that this country has to offer.”

"For the first time we welcomed QIPCO as a sponsor and this enabled the prize fund for the Champion Stakes to be raised to €1m. With 50% of the races being won by British trained runners  this will no doubt encourage overseas trainers to come back in greater numbers next year and make the weekend even more competitive". 


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CHAMPION GALILEO IS “WORLD NUMBER ONE”

Galileo headshot looking to his right

The mighty Galileo not only finished 2014 with a sixth European sires’ championship but, according to figures compiled by the TDN, he was also the world’s top stallion of the year.

Writing in the TDN, Bill Oppenheim stated that Galileo had claimed his “third consecutive title as the TDN Leading North American and European Sire. Having won that title in 2012 and 2013 with progeny earnings of $13.4 million and $14.3 million …. Galileo set his own record this year, with progeny earnings over $18.6 million.

“These included 38 black-type winners, 66 black-type horses, 25 Group winners, 50 Group horses, and eight Group 1 winners…. In 10 crops of racing age, Galileo has sired 151 black-type winners (average 15 a crop), 264 black-type horses (26 per crop), 95 Group stakes winners, 183 Group stakes horses (18 per crop), and 41 Group 1 winners. World Number One.”

According to Racing Post statistics, Galileo’s progeny earned an incredible £7,193,916 – more than double any other stallion – to become the champion British and Irish Flat sire. It brought the title to Coolmore for a 27th time and it was the 25th consecutive occasion that a Coolmore stallion had taken the championship.

Highlights in 2014 included the G1 Derby success of the great Australia (3c Galileo-Ouija Board, by Cape Cross), who has joined his sire at Coolmore after also posting victories in the G1 Irish Derby and G1 Juddmonte International.

Further Classic glory came in the G1 Irish 1,000 Guineas with Marvellous (3f Galileo-You’resothrilling, by Storm Cat) while Tapestry (3f Galileo-Rumpelstiltskin, by Danehill) won the G1 Yorkshire Oaks at York, beating Oaks winner Taghrooda.

Meanwhile, globetrotter Adelaide (3c Galileo-Elletelle, by Elnadim), travelled to Australia to win the G1 Cox Plate in October having landed the G1 Secretariat Stakes in Chicago in August.

Noble Mission (5h Galileo-Kind, by Danehill) took the G1 Champion Stakes at Ascot along with the G1 Tattersalls Gold Cup and G1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud, while Galileo has a fabulous Classic generation to represent him in 2015.

Found (2f Galileo-Red Evie, by Intikhab) won the G1 Prix Marcel Boussac and Together Forever (2f Galileo-Green Room, by Theatrical) the G1 Fillies’ Mile while his outstanding colts include Gleneagles (2c Galileo-You’resothrilling, by Storm Cat), who won the G1 National Stakes and was disqualified from first in the G1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere at Longchamp.

Facile G2 Vintage Stakes scorer Highland Reel (2c Galileo-Hveger, by Danehill) and John F Kennedy (2c Galileo-Rumplestiltskin, by Danehill), an easy Leopardstown G3 victor, are others who suggest that the world’s number one sire could be in for another good year in 2015.



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News on Some Former Ballydoyle Horses Thanks to Chris Palmer

Gypsy King and Iniesta were privately sold during the year to J. Halley for National Hunt Careers Iniesta was 4th on debut over hurdles at Leopardstown a few days back. Gypsy King was 12th on debut over hurdles in November.

Dalasiri (grey) and Gypsy King can't be separated in the last at the Curragh
Dalasiri (grey) and Gypsy King can't be separated in the last at the Curragh
(Healy Racing Photos)


Iniesta comes home ahead of Leafcutter at Galway
Iniesta comes home ahead of Leafcutter at Galway


Affairs of State 2011 B G Montjeu - Lucina owned by Derrick Smith Trained by AP was never raced and privately sold

Guard of Honor 2011 B G Galileo - Queen of France owned by Mrs. Magnier trained by AP O'Brien was never raced and sold privately

Desert Tiger 2011 B C Galileo - Khourna owned by Mrs. Magnier trained by  AP O'Brien Sadly Passed Away in 2014. 



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