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33) Lot 1096: Rip Van Winkle x Slink (Selkirk) (Bay Colt)




The unraced Slink, a sister to Sulk, has been a real commercial goldmine for West Blagdon Stud. Each of her first four foals have realised six figures at this sale led by her 2011 Oasis Dream filly, who was knocked down at this sale for 320,000gns to Tom Goff of Blandford Bloodstock. Subsequently named Bye Bye Birdie, she won last year's Balanchine Stakes for Aidan O'Brien.

As a result, it's not a surprise to see Coolmore strike for her Rip Van Winkle half-brother 
Sold To MV Magnier For 320,000 Guineas on 28/11/2014

"We've had a lot of luck with the family - we had Bye Bye Birdie and [Derby runner-up] Eagle Mountain," he said, "and he's come from a good home. Rip Van Winkle has had a great first season, he's had plenty of good winners including Dick Whittington. The filly, [Group 3 winner] I Am Beautiful, is also good."



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The Great War departs for USA:

The Great War, trained by Aidan O'Brien as a juvenile, has been transferred to the care of Wesley Ward in the United States for the 2015 season with his main objectives being the American classics.

The son of highly regarded young sire, War Front, The Great War got his career off to the best possible fstart when winning with minimum fuss in his first two starts in Ireland over 5f before putting in creditable efforts in Group/Grade company including the Breeders' Cup Juvenile on the dirt in his last start for O'Brien over trips up to 1m.





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32) Lot 212 High Chaparral x Walkamia (Bay Colt)


Demi O'Byrne outbids Jeremy Noseda among others for this colt, a son of Group 3 winner Walkamia. Walkamia, a sister to the Group 1-placed Walk On Mix, enjoyed her finest moment when successful in the Prix Fille de l'Air but also ran second in the Premio Lydia Tesio and third in the Prix de l'Opera.


She is the dam of five winners from as many runners led by the Group 2-placed War Is War while her winning Montjeu daughter, Warling, is the dam of an Oasis Dream colt who sold for 550,000gns at Book 1.

Sold To Demi O'Byrne for 240,000 Guineas on 24/11/2014


"He reminded me a lot of High Chaparral," said O'Byrne, who paid 270,000gns for the 2002 Derby winner in this ring in 2000. "He moves like him - he's a quality horse and we're delighted to have him."




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Numbers of Mares covered By Coolmore Stallions in 2014

Alfred Nobel - 35
Camelot - 195
Canford Cliffs - 109
Choisir - 85
Declaration Of War - 172
Duke Of Marmalade - 41
Dylan Thomas - 150* Flat and NH
Excelebration - 114
Fastnet Rock - 85
Footstepsinthesand - 184
Galileo - 179
Henrythenavigator - 55
High Chaparral - 132
Holy Roman Emperor - 146
Mastercraftsman - 221
Most Improved - 129
Peintre Célèbre - 14
Pour Moi - 94
Power - 93
Requinto - 59
Rip Van Winkle - 145
Rock Of Gibraltar - 140
So You Think - 102
Thewayyouare - 174
Yeats - 255* Flat and NH
Zoffany - 151

National Hunt Division:

Ask - 93
Fame And Glory - 254
Flemensfirth - 174
Getaway - 295
Imperial Monarch - 261
Mahler - 278
Milan - 235
Mountain High - 134
Oscar - 213
Recital - 41
Sans Frontieres - 137
Scorpion - 209
Vinnie Roe - 23
Westerner - 152


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Coolmore Statement on Leading Light Retirement 

Leading Light joins Coolmore’s N.H. division

St Leger and Ascot Gold Cup winner Leading Light will stand under the Coolmore Stud National Hunt banner for 2015. Winner of eight races including six at Group level from a mile and a quarter upwards, the son of Montjeu is out of Gone West’s daughter Dance Parade. Trained by Paul Cole, Dance Parade won the Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot and the Fred Darling Stakes at Newbury for Paul Cole before going on to win a Grade 2 at Santa Anita.

“He’s a gorgeous, big horse and we’re delighted to be getting him,” said Coolmore’s Albert Sherwood.

Montjeu’s other sons under the Coolmore National Hunt banner include the very popular Scorpion and the five-time Group 1 winner Fame And Glory whose first foals sold exceptionally well at Fairyhouse last week.

Leading Light joins Coolmore’s N.H. division

St Leger and Ascot Gold Cup winner Leading Light will stand under the Coolmore Stud National Hunt banner for 2015. Winner of eight races including six at Group level from a mile and a quarter upwards, the son of Montjeu is out of Gone West’s daughter Dance Parade. Trained by Paul Cole, Dance Parade won the Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot and the Fred Darling Stakes at Newbury for Paul Cole before going on to win a Grade 2 at Santa Anita.

“He’s a gorgeous, big horse and we’re delighted to be getting him,” said Coolmore’s Albert Sherwood.

Montjeu’s other sons under the Coolmore National Hunt banner include the very popular Scorpion and the five-time Group 1 winner Fame And Glory whose first foals sold exceptionally well at Fairyhouse last week.


Leading Light has been retired to stud

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Frankel filly breaks record

  • Last Updated: November 20 2014, 17:22 GMT

A filly by the brilliant Frankel out of the 2007 English and Irish 1,000 Guineas winner Finsceal Beo has been sold for E1.8million at Goffs November Sale - a record for a foal at public auction in Ireland.

The late Sir Henry Cecil with Frankel

The late Sir Henry Cecil with Frankel

The foal from Frankel's first crop was sent from the Al-Eile Stud in Kilgobnet, Dungarvan, and bought by Dermot Farrington Bloodstock, of Naas, on behalf of a 'new Irish client'.

Her sale brings the total generated by Finsceal Beo's progeny at auction to E5.45m. However, her price is not a European record for a foal - that accolade belongs to My Typhoon, the half-sister to Galileo and Sea The Stars who sold for 1.8m guineas at Tattersalls in 2002.

She is the fifth foal out of her dam, who was trained by Jim Bolger.

Her third foal, Ol' Man River, is the pick of the crop so far. Bought for a record E2.85 million as a yearling at Goffs last year, the Montjeu colt was a smooth winner of his debut before capturing the Group Two Beresford Stakes at the Curragh and is a big Classic hope for the Aidan O'Brien stable in 2015.


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After asking for an opening bid of €2 million, Henry Beeby had to drop to just €1.5 million to kick off the bidding. It was Philip Stauffenberg who served up the bold opening bid and for a good minute, it appeared that his shock tactic had worked. As Beeby implored onlookers - those watching closely included Sheikh Fahad, Maria Niarchos and members of the Coolmore and Darley teams - to take Stauffenberg on, Dermot Farrington came in with a bid of €1.6 million. Stauffenberg came back with a bid of €1.7 million but had no answer to Farrington's response of €1.8 million.

Her sale brings the total generated by Finsceal Beo's progeny at auction to €5.45 million. However, her price is not an European record for a foal - that accolade belongs to the Caerleon - Doff The Derby colt who sold for 2.5 million guineas to the BBA at Tattersalls in 1997. My Typhoon, the half-sister to Galileo and Sea The Stars sold for 1.8 million guineas at Tattersalls in 2002.

She is the fifth foal out of her dam, who was trained by Jim Bolger to win the 2007 English and Irish 1,000 Guineas and 2006 Prix Marcel Boussac. 

Her first is the unraced Galileo colt Finsceal Fior, whose first foals sold this week, while her second is minor winner Too The Stars, by Sea The Stars. However, it is her third foal, Ol' Man River, who looks really exciting. Bought by MV Magnier for a record €2.85 million in this ring in 2013, the Montjeu colt was a smooth winner of his debut before capturing the Beresford Stakes at the Curragh. Her fourth foal is a yearling filly by Galileo.





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Coach House

Coach House: smart juvenile is out of Group 1-placed Lesson In Humility

 PICTURE: Caroline Norris (racingpost.com/photos)

Coach House recruited to Bucklands Farm

BUCKLANDS FARM AND STUD in Gloucestershire will stand Coach House, a Listed-winning son of Oasis Dream, next year.

The three-year-old will stand in a partnership between Bucklands, Trickledown Stud and Whitsbury Manor Stud at a fee of £3,000.

Coach House was a high-class two-year-old last year for Aidan O'Brien and the Coolmore partners, winning a 5f Tipperary maiden by nearly seven lengths and following up with an easy victory in the Listed Marble Hill Stakes over the same distance at the Curragh.

On his next start he was beaten just a length into second by No Nay Never in the Norfolk Stakes and next time out he finished third to Sudirman and Big Time in the Railway Stakes, on what proved to be his final racecourse start.

"Coach House was a high-class and precocious two-year-old whose career was cut short by injury," said O'Brien.

Coach House is the first foal out of the Group 3-winning and Group 1-placed Mujadil mare Lesson In Humility, a 675,000gns purchase at the end of her racing career.

Lesson In Humility is a half-sister to Listed winner Boastful from the good family of Border Patrol, Eisteddfod, Peak To Creek and Ripples Maid.

Oasis Dream is an emerging force as a sire of sires, with his first-season sire sons Approve, Arcano and Showcasing doing well this year.

Bucklands Farm and Stud director Roisin Close said: "I am thrilled to be able to stand a horse with such raw speed. Coach House has the pedigree of a champion sprinter and had the ability to match."

"His impressive pedigree and race performance are there to see, but go and see the horse, he's absolutely correct, with great movement and a fantastic temperament," said Trickledown Stud's Paul Thorman. "I can't wait for the chance to sell his foals and yearlings."

Ed Harper, stud director at Whitsbury Manor Stud, said: "The attributes that attracted us to Showcasing are the same as those of Coach House. We will certainly be supporting him with our own mares and in the sales ring."


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ANNOUNCEMENT

Hi Everyone what an Amazing 2014 we have had on Aidanobrienfansite Close to 80,000 of You have Visited us in 2014. We saw Australia win The Derby Adelaide winning Aidan's first ever Group One Race in Australia and so many  more wonderful moments too many to go though in this short Announcement. We would like to thank all of our Visitors Followers & Friends for there continued Support During 2014.


We are currently working very hard on The Aidanobrienfansite Yearbook. The Yearbook will contain our thoughts on the 2015 season also a look back over 2014. The Front Cover will be dedicated to Our Horse of the Year that vote closes on November 17th  so please Vote now if you already haven’t. >> Here


As a personal thank you from Myself and Kingsbarns A Free Digital Copy will be available for all of our Visitors Which is Due for Launch on January 1st  2015 . We are also Currently Reviewing Colour Printed Copies for anyone may wish to purchase one. 


So again We Would like to take this opportunity to thank you all very much for your support during the year I will try and keep you updated on the Yearbook as we go along and also unveil some teasers along the way. 


We will also be having a prize draw with Colour Printed Copies & Coolmore hats as Prizes we will keep you posted on this. Best Wishes Paul & Kingsbarns (AOBFS)  



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Battle Of Marengo - Leopardstown 14.04.2013

Battle Of Marengo: son of Galileo will join the Ballyhane roster in 2015

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Marengo joins Ballyhane Stud roster for 2015

BATTLE OF MARENGO, a multiple Group winner and Derby fourth, will join the Ballyhane Stud roster in 2015 for a fee of €6,000.

The move marks a return to Ireland for the son of Galileo who started his career for Aidan O'Brien and the Coolmore partners, later racing in Meydan for Ernst Oertel before relocating to the Newmarket yard of David Simcock.

Making the announcement, Ballyhane owner Joe Foley said: "I'm delighted to secure Battle Of Marengo for Ballyhane as I was a big fan of the colt as a racehorse. He was obviously high-class, has a real stallion's pedigree and is a gorgeous, masculine, athletic colt."

Bred by the Anna Karenina Syndicate, Battle Of Marengo broke his maiden as a juvenile on the second attempt when putting 11 lengths over subsequent winner Flameseeker at Gowran Park. That win was the first of five consecutive victories, taking in a Listed contest and the Group 2 Beresford Stakes at two before landing the Ballysax Stakes and Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial - both races won by his sire - at three.

A tilt at the Epsom Classic was next on the cards, when Battle Of Marengo and regular rider Joseph O'Brien finished just a length and three-quarters fourth behind Ruler Of The World before claiming second to Hillstar in the King Edward VII Stakes.

Since the royal meeting he has taken in races in France, Dubai and Britain, but failed to trouble the judge. He was last seen when 11th of 12 behind Estimate in the Doncaster Cup.

Battle Of Marengo is one of three winners from as many runners for his dam Anna Karenina, a Listed-winning daughter of Green Desert. Anna Karenina, a half-sister to Mooresbridge Stakes winner and Tattersalls Gold Cup third Windsor Palace, has a juvenile filly entered in both the Irish 1,000 Guineas and Irish Oaks, a filly yearling and colt foal, all by multiple champion sire Galileo.


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Plinth 'a fortunate winner' of 3 runner hurdle

 By Thomas Weekes

Sat 15th Nov 2014, 13:30
Plinth is left clear as Mireya falls at the last
Plinth is left clear as Mireya falls at the last
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The Aidan O'Brien trained and J.P. McManus owned Plinth just about justified 9/10 favouritism in the Punchestown Annual Membership From E110 Hurdle at Punchestown today, scrambling home in the three runner event, under Robbie Power.

The winner took up the lead after two out but was strongly pressed by Mireya until that rival fell at the final flight. Given thatPlinth seemed to idle badly in the closing stages, Mireya looked an unlucky loser.

Early front-runner Goonyella seemed to drop out of contention entering the home straight, but did close on the winner all the way to the line to get to within a fast diminishing half length at the line.

O'Brien was absent but Power later confirmed the visual impression when, refreshingly for winning connections, openly admitted he was fortunate, saying “he (Plinth) was stopping coming up the run-in and might have been a fortunate winner as I thought the mare (Mireya) could have beaten me.

“I got a run on her into the straight but I could feel her coming to me on the run to the last. Fortunately for me she fell, although I don't like seeing any horse fall.

“We didn't go too quick and I was probably in front too soon but I wanted to use his pace. Johnny (Burker, rider of Goonyella) was coming back at me but my lad wasn't doing much in front on his own.

“He wouldn't go on winter ground and that might be it to the spring now.”

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Adelaide holds Royal appointment

  • Last Updated: November 13 2014, 10:51 GMT

Adelaide will return to Aidan O'Brien to be prepared for Royal Ascot next summer once his Australian adventure comes to an end.


Adelaide defeats Fawkner in the Sportingbet Cox Plate.

Adelaide defeats Fawkner in the Sportingbet Cox Plate.

The Cox Plate hero is currently in the care of Sydney trainer Chris Waller, for whom he is expected to have two runs.

Adelaide's chief priority in Australia is the Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick next April, after which he is likely to be shipped back to the Ballydoyle stables in Ireland.

"He could become the first horse to win Group Ones in America, Australia and Europe, and that would help him in his career after racing," Coolmore racing manager James Bester told The Age. "It would be unique, no horse has done that before.

"Chris has been very thorough and is a big part of any plans, and he will get him ready for the Queen Elizabeth Stakes here.

"Chris Waller will train him here as part of the team and then he will return to Ballydoyle for Royal Ascot, provided everything goes to plan. Things can change day to day in racing, so a few months is a very long time."

Waller said: "He is very light on his feet and you can just see the quality in him.

"It is very important for him to win the Queen Elizabeth but I want to hand him back to Aidan and say he is in great form and great shape."


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2 Cartier Awards In 2014 For Ballydoyle

 


THE 2014 CARTIER AWARD WINNERS

Two-Year-Old Colt: Gleneagles

Two-Year-Old Filly: Tiggy Wiggy

Three-Year-Old Colt: Kingman

Three-Year-Old Filly: Taghrooda

Sprinter: Sole Power

Stayer: Leading Light

Older Horse: Noble Mission

Horse of the Year: Kingman owned by Prince Khalid Abdullah

Award of Merit: Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum



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Cartier Racing Awards
Cartier Racing Awards 2014

The nominees & Winners for the 2014 Cartier Racing Awards 

Cartier Horse Of The Year nominees
Australia*
Kingman
Noble Mission
Treve
Winner - 
Kingman


Cartier Older Horse nominees 
Cirrus Des Aigles
Integral
Noble Mission
Treve
Winner - Noble Mission


Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt nominees
Australia*
Charm Spirit
Kingman
The Grey Gatsby
Winner - 
Kingman


Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly nominees
Avenir Certain
Miss France
Taghrooda
Tapestry*
Winner - 
Taghrooda


Cartier Sprinter nominees

G Force
Gordon Lord Byron
Slade Power
Sole Power
Winner - 
Sole Power


Cartier Stayer nominees
Brown Panther
Kingston Hill
Leading Light*
Protectionist
Winner - Leading Light*


Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt nominees
Elm Park
Gleneagles *
Ivawood
The Wow Signal
Winner - 
Gleneagles *


Cartier Two-Year-Old Filly nominees
Cursory Glance
Found *
Tiggy Wiggy
Together Forever * 

Winner - Tiggy Wiggy


Cartier Awards Leading trainers: 29 wins Aidan O'Brien - 15 wins Saeed bin Suroor - 10 wins Henry Cecil



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Australia nominated for Cartier award

Fri 7th Nov 2014, 17:35
Australia
Australia
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Aidan O'Brien's dual Derby hero Australia is one of four horses nominated for this year's prestigious Cartier Horse of the Year award.

His rivals are Kingman, who racked up four consecutive Group One victories including the Irish 2,000 Guineas, Noble Mission, whose memorable season included success in the Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh, and outstanding French filly Treve, who roared back to form to win a second Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe .

Paddy Power make Kingman a red-hot 2-7 favourite to come out on top when the winner is announced at a glittering ceremony before an invited audience at the Dorchester Hotel in London next Tuesday.

Paddy Power said: "None of the quartet deserves to lose, but Kingman was arguably unlucky not to be unbeaten this season and I'll never forget the acceleration he exhibited when hacking up in the Irish Guineas at the Curragh."

Australia is next in the betting at 4-1, with Treve a 5-1 shot and Noble Mission the 20-1 outsider.

The Cartier Horse of the Year is the main accolade among nine awards across various divisions that will be presented next week.

Other Irish horses nominated include Tapestry, Leading Light, Gleneagles, Found and Together Forever, all of them stablemates of Australia at Ballydoyle.

The Cartier Sprinter of the Year nominees are stable companions Slade Power and Sole Power from Eddie Lynam's yard, plus another Irish-trained favourite, Gordon Lord Byron, and the British hope G Force.

Harry Herbert, Cartier's racing consultant, said: "There has hardly been a pause in the thrilling performances seen on the racecourses of Europe and beyond during 2014. The nominees highlight the wonderful quality of horses trained in Europe."


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Declaration Of War

Declaration Of War: covered 173 mares at Coolmore in Ireland this year

 PICTURE: Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos)

Declaration Of War fee in Kentucky is $40,000

DUAL Group 1 winner Declaration Of War, who stood his first season at Coolmore in Ireland this year at €40,000, will command a fee of $40,000 - which converts to around €32,000 - at the operation's US base at Ashford Stud in Kentucky next season.

Declaration Of War, who is a five-year-old son of in-demand Stallion War Front, won the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot and Juddmonte International last year for Aidan O'Brien. He covered 173 mares at Coolmore this year.

Magician, who struck in the Irish 2,000 Guineas and Breeders' Cup Turf last year, will stand for a first-season fee of $12,500.

The Galileo four-year-old, who has finished placed three times at the highest level this season, is from the family of former Ashford Stud resident Henrythenavigator.

The trio of new arrivals at Ashford Stud is completed by Verrazano, whose fee has been set at $22,500.

The More Than Ready four-year-old won two Grade 1 races - the Wood Memorial Stakes and Haskell Invitational Stakes - when trained in the US by Todd Pletcher. He was switched to Aidan O'Brien this year and put up arguably his best performance in the Queen Anne Stakes, finishing second to Toronado.

Ashford stalwart Giant's Causeway will stand at the unchanged fee of $85,000, making him the most expensive stallion on the roster.

Fusaichi Pegasus and Munnings will also stand at the unchanged fees of $7,500 and $10,000 respectively.

Lookin At Lucky has had his fee raised to $25,000 from $15,000.Scat Daddy, sire of Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint runner-up No Nay Never, and Tale Of The Cat, responsible for this year's American Oaks and Alabama Stakes winner Stopchargingmaria, have also had their fees raised to $35,000 and $25,000 respectively.

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Magnier Buys Keeneland top lot for $3.6m 





WHILE lacking the constant fireworks that lit up Fasig-Tipton's sale on Monday, the opening session of Keeneland's November Sale produced a new high price for the 2014 North American bloodstock market as Coolmore's MV Magnier bid $3.6 million for Naples Bay.

A multiple Grade 3 winner for Edward A Cox Jr, who paid $350,000 for her as a weanling, Naples Bay boasts the bluest kind of blood, as the daughter of Giant's Causeway is a half-sister to outstanding sire Medaglia D'Oro. She was sold in foal on one cover by Claiborne Farm's War Front.

"She comes from a great family and she's in foal to War Front - we're looking forward to seeing that (foal)," said Magnier. "We're not sure what we're going to do with her, but she could easily go back to Galileo. We'll decide over the next couple of days."

Judging by other prices during the first two days of the American bloodstock sale season - which yielded a total of 30 seven-figure horses - Magnier said Naples Bay "deserved to make" the price she commanded.

"She's obviously got every quality to be a great broodmare and I'm happy for Coolmore to have her," said Walker Hancock, president of Claiborne, which consigned Naples Bay for Cox.


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AUSTRALIA KINGSBARNS NO NAY NEVER RULER OF THE WORLD & WAR COMMAND ALL NEW FOR 2015.

Five new boys in team of 28 stallions and four of the others are getting fee increases 



Coolmore Stud has announced its stallion fees for 2015. The roster of 28 stallions includes five new recruits - Australia, Kingsbarns, No Nay Never, Ruler Of The World and War Command.

Dual Derby winner Australia has been put in at a fee of €50,000, double the fee of fellow Coolmore inmate Camelot. No Nay Never, a Royal Ascot and Prix Morny winner last year, will stand his first season at a fee of €20,000. The son of Scat Daddy (by Johannesburg) finished second in the Turf Sprint at the Breeders' Cup last weekend.

A nomination to the 2013 Epsom Derby winner Ruler Of The World will cost €15,000 and Kingsbarns, without a win since the 2012 Racing Post Trophy, stands at €6,000.

Starspangledbanner returns to the covering shed after a spell in Australia following fertility problems and gone from the list are Choisir, Danehill Dancer (retired), Declaration Of War (to Ashford), Duke Of Marmalade (sold to South Africa) and Peintre Celebre.

Of the 23 returning stallions listed, 10 maintain the same covering fee as this year, six move down and four go up. Galileo and Fastnet Rock remain 'private' while Starspangledbanner's fee of €25,000 compares with the fee of €15,000 he commanded when first retired ahead of the 2011 season.

Mastercraftsman's first crop of three-year-olds included classic winners The Grey Gatsby and Kingston Hill, and his fee goes up from €35,000 to €40,000.

Rip Van Winkle's first runners hit the track this year and included Group 1 winner Dick Whittington. His fee goes from €20,000 to €25,000.

Toast Of New York's gallant runner-up finish in the Breeders' Cup Classic gave a boost to his sire Thewayyouare, whose fee increases from €4,000 to €5,000.

Zoffany's first crop of yearlings sold well in recent weeks and his fee goes up from €7,500 to €12,500.


Price Changes Grid

Stallion2015 fee2014 fee
Alfred Nobel€4,000€4,000
Australia€50,000-
Camelot€25,000€25,000
Canford Cliffs€12,500€12,500
Dylan Thomas€5,000€10,000
Excelebration€17,500€20,000
Fastnet RockPrivatePrivate
Footstepsinthesand€10,000€10,000
GalileoPrivatePrivate
Henrythenavigator€15,000€25,000
High Chaparral€30,000€30,000
Holy Roman Emperor€20,000€20,000
Kingsbarns€6,000-
Mastercraftsman€40,000€35,000
Most Improved€5,000€6,000
No Nay Never€20,000-
Pour Moi€12,500€12,500
Power€8,000€10,000
Requinto€4,000€4,000
Rip Van Winkle€25,000€20,000
Rock Of Gibraltar€12,500€12,500
Ruler Of The World€15,000-
So You Think€12,500€15,000
Starspangledbanner€25,000-
Thewayyouare€5,000€4,000
War Command€15,000-
Yeats€6,000€6,000
Zoffany€12,500€7,500



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Investec Derby hero AUSTRALIA is to stand at Coolmore as 

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KINGSBARNS Our Superstar Journalist is off to his New home at Fethard but don't worry he will be continuing his great work on AOBFS Enjoy the retirement Kingsy you lucky lucky boy.


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Breeders Cup Turf 2013 Hero MAGICIAN arrives at Ashford Stud 

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Magician Pictured at Ashford Stud ready for his 2015 Stud Duties. This week is Open House at Ashford and the son of Galileo will be the headline act amongst the newcomers for 2015.


Magicians New Home Ashford Stud Kentucky 


2014 did not go Magicians way he had an up and down season his only success came in the Mooresbridge Stakes at the Curragh in May. He was runner up in 3 G1 races this term in 3 Nations Ireland in the Tattersalls Gold Cup, The UK a strong run behind The Fugue in the Prince of Wales Stakes at Royal Ascot and In the USA again running well behind Hardest Core in the Arlington Million. Sadly we were denied seeing a farewell run due to his injury days before the Breeders Cup 2014.


Magician is a rare commodity a son of Galileo winner of a Classic over 1 mile and beating the older generation in G1 Company over 1 mile 4 furlongs.


I think he will be very popular with American Breeders we wish him a very happy retirement. 

Paul Rhodes For AOBFS



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Busy week ahead as work has started on Yearbook/end of season videos/yearly awards vote (THE AIDANS) & alot more.



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Walsh shines on Plinth

 By Gary Carson

Sun 2nd Nov 2014, 14:20
Plinth (green&gold) holds his challengers at bay
Plinth (green&gold) holds his challengers at bay
(Healy Racing Photos)
Mark Walsh gave Plinth a fine front-running ride to claim the two-and-a-half mile conditions hurdle at Naas this afternoon.

Walsh set a slow early pace on the Aidan O'Brien-trained gelding and he quickened up in good style at the business end.

The JP McManus-owned gelding stayed on well in the closing stages to post a length-and-a-half verdict over 15/8 favourite Macnicholson.

Frank Berry, McManus' racing manager, said afterwards:-

“He jumped away well, did his own thing and quickened up well over the last few.

“He's been very consistent all year and was a bit unfortunate not to get his head in front at Limerick last time.

"It's nice to win with him again. We'll try him on winter ground and see how he gets on.”


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Ballydoyle Drew a Blank at Breeders Cup 2014 but several of the team ran with Credit Chiquita ran a very strong race 5th in the turf.


The Great War Ran very well 4th in the Juvenile Dirt .


Aidan Said "It was a grand run for his run over the dirt - he ran a very good race. We could give him an easy time and then maybe think about coming back over here to run in their trials like all the American horses do."

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