Eight Yearlings Bring Seven Figures On Day 2 Of Tattersalls October

A remarkable eight yearlings sold for a million guineas or more on the second day of Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, taking the number of seven figure lots to twelve, three more than at last year’s sale with tomorrow’s session still to come. Today’s octet was comprised of five Dubawis, two Galileos […]

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Dubawi Colt Commands Highest Yearling Price Of 2017, Brings Just Over $3 Million At Tattersalls

The world’s highest price for a yearling in 2017 was set on the opening day of Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale when a Dubawi colt realized 2,600,000 guineas (just over $3.6 million). He was one of four lots to realize in excess of a million guineas during the opening session that also […]

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Wild Illusion Upsets Total Prix Marcel Boussac

Wild Illusion caused an upset in the Total Prix Marcel Boussac at Chantilly, earning an expenses-paid berth to the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies at Del Mar in November. Freddy Head’s previously unbeaten filly Polydream and Aidan O’Brien’s Irish challenger Magical dominated the market for the Group One contest. Wild Illusion, trained by Charlie Appleby for […]

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Blinkers, Baffert Vault Mubtaahij To Winner’s Circle In Awesome Again

Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa al Maktoum’s Mubtaahij made his first start for trainer Bob Baffert in Saturday’s Grade 1 Awesome Again Stakes, and also added blinkers for the first time in his career. The 5-year-old son of Dubawi, ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, delivered a 1 1/2-length victory for his new conditioner, earning his first […]

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Champion Postponed To Stand At Dalham Hall Stud In 2018

Record-breaking Champion and four-time G1 winner Postponed will join his outstanding sire Dubawi at Dalham Hall Stud next season. Rated 130 when crowned Timeform’s Champion older horse in 2016, he will stand for £20,000 Oct 1st special live foal. An outstanding middle-distance performer for his owner Sheikh Mohammed Obaid, Postponed earned his highest rating when […]

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Dubawi Colt Brings €1.55 Million To Top Second Session Of Arqana August Yearling Sale

A seven-figure son of top stallion Dubawi dominated the second day of trading at the August Yearling Sale, the final of the catalog’s Part I before Part II unfolds on Monday. The vagaries of alphabetical order had resulted in the catalog proving stronger on the opening session as opposed to a year ago, thus making […]

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Commentary: Godolphin Has Chance For A ‘Fresh Start’ In Relationship With Coolmore

There have been some changes for Godolphin over the recent weeks, most notably the resignation of John Ferguson, the operation’s chief executive and racing manager. Ferguson’s departure brings to a conclusion several events that have occurred over the past couple of years, and as Chris McGrath writes in the Racing Post, now may be the “perfect opportunity for […]

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Thunder Snow Will Face Churchill In Saturday’s Irish 2,000 Guineas

Trainer Saeed bin Suroor is set to saddle Thunder Snow in Saturday’s Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh with the UAE 2,000 Guineas and UAE Derby winner being bin Suroor’s first runner in Ireland’s opening Classic since he won the race with Dubawi in 2005. Godolphin’s Thunder Snow has not raced since the bizarre […]

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Stress Fracture Forces Retirement Of Multiple G1 Winner Postponed

Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum’s multiple Group 1 winner Postponed has been retired as the result of a stress fracture. Trainer Roger Varian made the announcement on his website Friday morning; he didn’t specify the location of the injury. The son of Dubawi won the G1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes as a […]

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