Wigmore Hall takes on 13 challengers as he seeks to defend his title in the $300,000 Jebel Hatta Sponsored by Emirates (UAE-IT) at Meydan Racecourse March 10.
Rio de La Plata
- Chestnut Colt
- Born 2005
Master of Hounds will wheel right back off seven days' rest when he faces 12 rivals in the $250,000 Al Fahidi Fort Sponsored by Al Tayer Motors (UAE-IIT) Feb. 16.
Excelebration earned a well-deserved group I victory when he overcame the testing course conditions to win the $614,097 Qatar Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (Fr-I) Sept. 11.
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.
Fuisse came charging down the center of the course and prevailed in a blanket finish to the Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (Fr-I) Sept. 5.
In putting his own Classic aspirations in the shop window, the decisive success by Rio de La Plata in the group I Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (Grand Criterium) for 2-year-olds at Longchamp Oct. 7 paid a huge compliment to New Approach.
Godolphin unveiled a new 2-year-old star at Glorious Goodwood as Rio de La Plata drew off to an easy two-length victory in the Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes (Eng-II) on Wednesday.
|Trainer||BIN SUROOR SAEED|
|Breeder||JOSE DE CAMARGO, ROBERT N CLAY ET AL|
|Rio de La Plata View Five-Cross Pedigree||Rahy||Blushing Groom (FR)|
|Express Way (ARG)||Ahmad (ARG)|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Weanling||Clinton R. Wolfe||Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services, agent for Bluegrass Farm Partners et al||$65,000|
|Yearling||Con Marnane||Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services, agent for Clinton & Virginia Wolfe||$75,000|
|Two-year-old||John Ferguson Bloodstock||Bansha House Stables||$358,250|