Keyword: Coolmore

  • Chapel Royal Sets Juvenile Record

    Chapel Royal, a former Kentucky stallion getting ready to stand his first season at William Schettine's Signature Stallions near Reddick, Fla., in 2009, has become the new leader among Northern Hemisphere first-crop sires.

  • Coolmore Tops 2010 Epsom Derby Entries

    The combination of owners Sue Magnier, Derrick Smith and Michael Tabor have 72 early entries between them for the 2010 Epsom Derby (Eng-I) that will be run June 5, 2010, at Epsom Downs. A total 388 entries were made for the classic, which will have a purse of £1,250,000.

  • Europe's 2008 Horse of the Year: Zarkava

    Zarkava Big Winner at Cartier Awards

    Zarkava was the big winner at the at the 2008 Cartier Racing Awards in London's Grosvenor House Hotel Nov. 17, collecting both the Horse Of The Year and Cartier Champion Three-Year-Old Filly awards.

  • Zarkava captured the Arc de Triomphe in what would be her final race.

    Zarkava Named Cartier Horse of the Year

    The five European Breeders' Cup winners missed out on trophies at the Cartier Racing Awards, Europe's equivalent of the Eclipse Awards, which were presented in London Nov. 17.

  • Private Fee for Galileo at Coolmore

    Prominent European sire Galileo, who underwent colic surgery in September, will stand for a private fee in 2009 at John Magnier and partners' Coolmore Stud in Ireland.

  • Henrythenavigator will stand for a fee of $65,000 in 2009.

    Ashford Announces 2009 Stud Fees

    The 2009 stud fees for Ashford Stud stallions were announced Nov. 7, including the fees for their newest additions, Henrythenavigator and Majestic Warrior. There was a decline in fees for many of the stallions at Ashford, a division of Coolmore located near Versailles, Ky.

  • Filly out of Flawlessly (by Rainbow Quest), the only offspring by English and Irish champion George Washington will sell at the Goffs November foal sale.

    George Washington Filly Selling at Goffs

    The only offspring by English and Irish champion George Washington figures to be one of the main attractions at the Goffs November foal sale in Ireland.

  • BC Classic runner-up Henrythenavigator will stand at Ashhford Stud.

    Henrythenavigator to Stand at Ashford

    Henrythenavigator, an expert miler who finished second in the Oct. 25 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Oak Tree at Santa Anita, has been retired from racing for stallion duty at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky.

  • Majestic Warrior, impressive winner of the 2007 Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga, has been retired from racing for stallion duty in 2009 at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky.

    Majestic Warrior Retired to Ashford

    Majestic Warrior, impressive winner of the 2007 Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga, has been retired from racing for stallion duty in 2009 at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky.

  • The Green Monkey

    The Green Monkey to Stand for $5,000

    The Green Monkey, whose $16 million price is the highest ever for a horse sold at public auction, will begin his stallion career for a fee of $5,000 in 2009.

  • Hip #158 colt, Storm Cat - Get Lucky by Mr. Prospector brought $2 Million during the second session of the 2008 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale Aug. 5.

    Son of Storm Cat Brings $2 Million

    An impressive looking son of Storm Cat fetched a final bid of $2 million from Michael Vincent Magnier of Coolmore Stud during the second session of the 2008 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale Aug. 5.

  • Sussex Stakes winner Henrythenavigator is headed to the Breeders' Cup Classic.

    Henry Will Navigate Way to BC Classic

    Following Henrythenavigator's fourth consecutive group I victory in the Sussex Stakes at Goodwood July 30, trainer Aidan O'Brien, who was saddling his 16th Group I win of the year, said the colt's ultimate goal is the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) on the synthetic surface at Santa Anita.

  • Milanova Brings Record Price at Inglis

    The Inglis Australian Breeding Stock Sale quickly established its place within the bloodstock trade when the Southern Hemisphere record for a Thoroughbred sold at auction was obliterated by Danehill mare Milanova, who sold for Aus$5 million as part of the Tyreel Stud Reduction.

  • More Than Ready Filly Tops at Inglis

    A $625,000 More Than Ready filly from regally-related Danehill mare Milanova highlighted a strong opening day of selling at the Inglis Australian select weanling sale in Sydney, Australia.

  • Kieren Fallon

    Fallon Interested in Returning to U.S.

    Kieren Fallon, the six-time leading jockey in Great Britain who is currently banned from riding because of a failed drug test, revealed in an interview that he wants ride in North America every winter, and maybe more.

  • Lion Heart is one of several U.S. based stallions that shuttle to Australia for the 2008 breeding season.

    Coolmore's 2008 Fees Set

    It is little wonder the Australian-bred galloper is gaining credibility all over the world. This fact was confirmed yet again by Coolmore announcing its stunning roster of stallions to stand down under in 2008.

  • Sadler's Wells

    Sadler's Wells Pensioned

    Irish-based Coolmore Stud announced May 12 that legendary sire Sadler's Wells is to be retired from stud duties due to declining fertility.

  • Kiwi Mare Takes Coolmore Classic

    The mares took center stage at Rosehill Gardens April 19 with the running of the group I Coolmore Classic over seven and a half furlongs - just for females.

  • Giant's Causeway

    Giant's Causeway to Shuttle to Argentina

    Giant's Causeway, who ranks third on this year's general sires list, will stand the 2008 Southern Hemisphere breeding season at La Mission stallion station near Buenos Aires.

  • One Cool Cat

    First Winner for Champion One Cool Cat

    Cartier Award winner One Cool Cat was represented by his first winner when his Irish-bred daughter Cool Tarifa won March 30 at The Curragh.

  • Van Nistelrooy stands for $25,000 at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky.

    Van Nistelrooy Not Shuttling

    Van Nistelrooy, a young promising son of Storm Cat, will not be returning to Trelawney Stud in New Zealand for the 2008 Southern Hemisphere breeding season.

  • George Washington

    George Washington Sires Filly

    George Washington, who was euthanized after breaking down in the Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge (gr. I) in October, sired his first reported foal.

  • John Murtagh

    Murtagh is Coolmore's Main Jockey

    Jockey Johnny Murtagh is "really looking forward" to his new role as retained rider to the powerful triumvirate of John Magnier, Michael Tabor, and Derrick Smith -- the main owners involved in the Coolmore breeding and trainer operation.

  • Royal Academy

    Royal Academy Staying in Australia

    Royal Academy, who distinguished himself at various locales around the world, will not stand in 2008 at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky., as planned, but will remain at Coolmore Australia,

  • Hold That Tiger

    Hold That Tiger to France

    Hold That Tiger, 10th on the first-crop sires list by progeny earnings, is scheduled to stand at Alain Regnier's Haras de la Haie Neuve in France.

  • Tom Ryan to Launch New Agency

    Tom Ryan, a member of Pete Bradley's team at Bradley Thoroughbred Brokerage since 2001, is striking out on his own.

  • French Stallion High Yield Dead

    Grade I winner High Yield, who stood at several locales before ending up in France at Alain Regnier's Haras de la Haie Neuve near Mondevert, has died.

  • Electric Tattersalls Cracks $70M

    An electric day's trade in Newmarket at the December Sale yesterday produced an aggregate of over 36 million gns ($70,718,740), the highest turnover ever seen in a day at a European bloodstock auction with no less than three lots making 3 million gns ($5.89 million) or more.

  • Record Begin Falling at Tatts

    John Ferguson purchased a quartet of 3-year-olds for a total of 10.1 million gns ($19,840,540) on a lively opening breeding stock session of the Tattersalls December Sale in Newmarket yesterday. He also set a new European record for a filly when he bought Satwa Queen for 3.4 millin gns (nearly $6.7 million).

  • Ignored Rules Led to EI Outbreak

    Australian health officials didn't seem too concerned when stallion Encosta de Lago arrived in late August at the Eastern Quarantine facility with an elevated temperature and nasal discharge, according to a groom with Coolmore. The groom also told a judge leading an inquiry into an outbreak of equine influenza that procedures for monitoring the people going in and out of the quarantine were not being followed closely.

  • EI Inquiry: Five Horses Not Checked

    Inquiry reveals that five stallions being shipped from Japan to Australia were not checked when they arrive in Sydney because the plan had stopped in Melbourne first. One of the five stallions, Black Hawk, didn't even make it to Sydney even though the health certificate indicated the stallion should have been on board.

  • The Green Monkey will try the Hollywood turf for his third start.

    The Green Monkey Tries Turf

    The Green Monkey, that well-known $16-million purchase from Fasig-Tipton's 2006 Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training, will run in a $44,000 maiden special weight over the Hollywood Park turf course Nov. 21 as trainer Todd Pletcher seeks a win for the colt.

  • Danehill

    Danehill Tops Again

    Danehill, the top English/Irish stallion the last two years, picked up another sire title this year.

  • Scorpion will stand stud at Coolmore Ireland in 2008.

    Scorpion Retired, Fasliyev to Japan

    Scorpion, winner of three group I stakes, has been retired from racing and will stand for Coolmore National Hunt at Castle Hyde Stud in Ireland, Coolmore said in a Nov. 9 release. Meanwhile, Coolmore has sold Fasliyev, Europe's 1999 juvenile champion, to a syndicate of Japanese breeders.

  • The sale of Octave at Fasig Tipton generated plenty of controversy.

    When a Bid is Not a Bid

    There has been much hand-wringing and questioning over the circumstances surrounding the sale of multiple grade I-winning filly Octave to agent John Ferguson for $4 million at the Nov. 4 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky mixed sale.

  • Ashford Stud

    Ashford Announces 2008 Stud Fees

    Ashford Stud, a division of Coolmore located near Versailles, Ky., released its 2008 stud fees Nov. 1. The list includes Fusaichi Pegasus seeing another significant drop, Van Nistelrooy a sizeable jump, and a fee announced for new stallion Scat Daddy.

  • Dylan Thomas

    Dylan Thomas to Stand at Coolmore in 2008

    Dylan Thomas, who won the Oct. 7 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe Lucien Barriere (Fr-I) and is entered in the John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), will retire to Coolmore Stud in Ireland before the end of the year.