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Messi takes the Sky Classic
Messi Holds Off All Closers In Sky Classic Stakes

Gestut Brummerhof’s homebred Messi stalked the pace early, then held off all the closers by 2 1/2 lengths in Sunday’s Grade 2 Sky Classic to score his second graded stakes victory. The 6-year-old son of New Approach covered 10 furlongs over Woodbine’s firm turf course in 2:01.98 under Edgar Prado for trainer Graham Motion. “It […]

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Lot 175, colt by New Approach x Night Frolic, topped the Tatts December Yearling sale
New Approach Colt Tops Tattersalls December Yearling Sale

Sheikh Hamdan’s Shadwell Estates dominated the one-day December Yearling Sale when buying the top two lots and three of the seven to break the six-figure barrier. The 142 lots sold realised a total of 4,091,400 guineas at an average of 28,813 guineas and a median of 20,000 guineas. The day’s sale-topper was lot 175, the […]

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Mizdirection and her colt by New Approach (photo courtesy Brad Free's Twitter feed)
Dual Breeders’ Cup Champ Mizdirection Has First Foal

Mizdirection, two-time winner of the G1 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint, produced her first foal April 28 in France – a colt by champion New Approach – according to a report in the Daily Racing Form. Mizdirection was purchased for $2.7 million at the 2013 Fasig-Tipton November sale by Al Shaqab Racing. The 7-year-old mare now […]

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Dawn Approach draws off to win the 2013 Qipco Two Thousand Guineas
European Champion Dawn Approach Sires First Foal

Dawn Approach, Europe’s undefeated Champion juvenile of 2012, winner of the G1 Middle Park Stakes, G1 Dewhurst Stakes, G1 2,000 Guineas and G1 St James’s Palace Stakes has his first foals due this spring and one of the first has just been born at Darley’s Woodpark Stud in Ireland. In the early hours of Sunday […]

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Darley Releases 2015 U.S., Europe Stallion Rosters, Fees

Darley Europe The Darley stallions in Europe have sired 18 G1 winners in eight different countries in the last twelve months, including Dubawi’s 2,000 Guineas winner Night Of Thunder and Shamardal’s Mukhadram in the Eclipse. Dubawi will once again head the roster having enjoyed another landmark year that saw him reach 50 Group winners faster […]

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Trainer Jim Bolger
Bolger Inducted Into Irish Thoroughbred Breeders Assoc. Hall of Fame

Trainer Jim Bolger was inducted into the Irish Thoroughbred Breeders Association’s Hall of Fame during a ceremony held Jan. 25. Bolger, who has enjoyed great success as a trainer, has also operated a successful breeding operation for many years. Champions such as Dawn Approach, Teofilo, in addition to Group 1 winners Trading Leather and Parish […]

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Exceed And Excel
Darley to Hold Online Seasons Auction in Europe

Darley has announced that it will hold a series of online auctions of nominations to six of their stallions for the 2014 northern hemisphere breeding season The first auction begins on Wednesday 11th December, where one nomination to each of Exceed And Excel, Farhh, Iffraaj, New Approach, Reckless Abandon and Teofilo will be sold via […]

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Dawn Approach draws off to win the 2013 Qipco Two Thousand Guineas
Champion Dawn Approach Retired to Kildangan Stud

He was New Approach’s first runner and first winner. And he went on to be his first Stakes winner, Group winner, G1 winner, Champion and first Classic winner, too. Now Dawn Approach will be the first son of the Derby winner to retire to stud: having followed in his father’s hoofprints when winning Championship honours […]

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Talent Leads Home a 1-2 for Trainer Beckett in Investec Oaks

In the days leading up to the running of the Investec Oaks (Eng-I) much of the focus was on the early favorite, Secret Gesture. The Ralph Beckett-trained Secret Gesture was coming into the race on a two-race winning streak, with one of those victories coming in the listed Oaks Trial Stakes at Lingfield. There was […]

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By Ray Paulick There are a number of ways to look at the just-released World Thoroughbred Rankings, which were compiled by racing officials/handicappers from around the globe and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities. Which country had the highest representation? What about the stallions that produced the highest number of world-class runers and […]

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