Doncaster Bloodstock Sales closed two days of strong trade at the premier yearling sale Aug. 27 with final figures well ahead of last year's successful event.
- By Steve Haskin
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Juddmonte Farms' homebred Frankel has now assumed top position in the World Thoroughbred Rankings at 135 pounds following his scintillating performance in the QIPCO Sussex Stakes (Eng-I).
Canford Cliffs, who won five consecutive European group I stakes and defeated the great mare Goldikova in one of them, has been retired from racing for stallion duty at Coolmore Stud.
Frankel took the lead from the start and never looked back, flying home to take the $468,000 QIPCO Sussex Stakes (Eng-I) at Glorious Goodwood July 27 by five lengths.
The Breeders' Cup announced July 8 that 107 horses were nominated to the program through the recently conducted "open enrollment" period.
Multiple group I winners Treasure Beach and Canford Cliffs of Ireland and So You Think of New Zealand have been nominated to the Breeders' Cup program through a special open enrollment program that closes June 30.
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The Queen Anne (Eng-I) winner likely will square off against Goldikova at Churchill Downs, the connections said June 15.
Canford Cliffs outdueled defending champion Goldikova to capture the $406,928 Queen Anne Stakes (Eng-I) in the opening race at Royal Ascot June 14.
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Canford Cliffs showed no signs of rust as he stormed past longshot Worthadd for an easy victory in the JLT Lockinge Stakes (Eng-I) at Newbury Racecourse May 14.
Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Blame has been judged the best horse to race in North America during 2010 by the compilers of the World Thoroughbred Rankings, unveiled in London, England, on Tuesday, Jan. 11.
Goldikova, winner of the last three runnings of the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), and Investec Epsom Derby (Eng-I) winner Workforce are among the five Cartier Racing Award finalists for 2010 Horse of the Year.
Canford Cliffs, under a perfectly timed ride from Richard Hughes, reeled in Rip Van Winkle in the final strides to capture the Sussex Stakes (Eng-I) at Glorious Goodwood July 28.
Although there were no grade I races in the this past weekend, we did kick off the second season for 3-year-olds in rousing fashion and caught an early glimpse of the possible European challengers for the Breeders' Cup.
Canford Cliffs followed up his win in the Abu Dhabi Irish Two Thousand Guineas (Ire-I) with a scintillating victory over a top class field in the St. James's Palace Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot June 15.
Canford Cliffs rewarded trainer Richard Hannon's faith in his ability with a rousing three-length victory in the Abu Dhabi Irish Two Thousand Guineas (Ire-I) at the Curragh May 22.
French-trainer long shot Makfi won the Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) at 33-1 odds, beating Dick Turpin by 1 1/4 lengths in the first classic of the English season.
St Nicholas Abbey, one of three to be saddled by by Aidan O'Brien, heads a field of 19 declared for the first European Classic of the season, the StanJames.com Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) at Newmarket on May 1.
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