Keyword: Danehill

  • Hold That Tiger to Shuttle to Australia

    Hold That Tiger, who will stand his first season at stud this year at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky., will shuttle to Australia for the Southern Hemisphere breeding season.

  • NZ Premier Sale Gross Already Tops 2003 Auction

    The Premier yearling sale in New Zealand has posted very strong numbers for the first two days of the three-day auction, the gross already surpassing the entire sale of 2003.

  • Record Price at Inglis January Sale

    Fashion has been the bane of men for years. Take Monday's Inglis Classic Sale in Sydney, Australia as the purest of examples.

  • Sadler's Wells Wins 12th Sire Title

    Sadler's Wells' sire record keeps looking better and better the further back one goes. And we're talking all the way back to the late 1700s when the great English stallion Highflyer reigned supreme.

  • Lucky Owners Pulls a Surprise in Hong Kong Mile

    Lucky Owners, owned by Mr. And Mrs. Leung Kai Fai, pulled off a mild 5-1 upset in the Sunday afternoon's Hong Kong Mile (HK-I) at Sha Tin Racecourse. Bowman's Crossing was second, a half-length off the winner, and was 1 1/4-lengths ahead of race favorite Lohengrin, who finished third.

  • Danehill Colt Tops Hong Kong Sale

    As expected, a 2-year-old son of the late Danehill topped the Hong Kong International Sale Friday evening, bringing a final bid of HK$3.6 million (U.S. $463,619). In all, 25 horses (22 2-year-olds and three 3-year-olds) sold for HK$41.5 million (U.S. $5,344,330).

  • Improving the Breed

    <i>By Martin Stiles </i> -- Improving the breed would be well served by establishing and maintaining a purse structure that disproportionately rewards the winners of the very best races (grade I), and forbids race-day medication in those races. I think Federico Tesio would approve.

  • Danehill Geldings Shine in Hong Kong Sale Breezes

    Twenty-eight colts and geldings were guided through public breezes at Sha Tin Racecourse Sunday in preparation for the 2003 Hong Kong International Sale. Drawing plenty of attention for the sale, which will take place Friday, Dec. 12, were three sons of international leading sire Danehill.

  • 23% Increase for Tattersalls Dec. Foal Sale

    A record-breaking largest ever Tattersalls December Foal Sale concluded in Newmarket last night with a 21,157,000 guineas turnover for 738 sold, up 23% on the amount yielded by 585 sold a year ago.

  • Elvstroem Wins Rematch in Victoria Derby

    From the moment Danehill colts Kempinsky and Elvstroem staged their Derby-prep war at Moonee Valley, they dominated discussions for the 149th Victoria Derby (Aust-I). Such prep performances invariably incur an awesome weight of expectation.

  • Coolmore Adds Six to Stallion Roster

    Dual Breeders' Cup hero High Chaparral, runaway Lockinge Stakes winner Hawk Wing, and international sprinting sensation Choisir will be joined on the new Coolmore stallion roster by Catcher In The Rye, Spartacus, and Statue Of Liberty.

  • Tattersalls Opens on High Note

    Tattersalls rebranded October Yearling Sale (Part One) started on a high Tuesday, with records being posted all round. The top-priced yearling, a French-bred colt by Kingmambo out of Irtifa set a new record for the sale.

  • Spring Star Outlasts 'Mission in Palomar 'Cap

    In spite of coming out in the stretch, Wertheimer Farm's front-running Spring Star held on gamely between Magic Mission and Garden in the Rain to register a neck score in the $191,000 Palomar Handicap (gr. IIT) for fillies and mares on the Del Mar grass.

  • Indian Danehill Switches Shuttle Location

    A late switch has seen Indian Danehill redirected to Java Lodge in the Waikato, rather than complete his second southern season at Lindsay Park. Danehill's Irish-bred French group I winner arrived at the Waikato farm of Jo and Ross Mackie at 9.30 p.m. Aug. 26.

  • Choisir, leading to the wire in the Golden Jubilee, has been purchased by Coolmore Stud.

    Coolmore Purchases Sprint Star Choisir

    Australian sprint sensation Choisir has been purchased by Coolmore Stud - subject to a veterinary inspection - following his excellent effort in yesterday's Darley July Cup. The son of rising star Danehill Dancer will go into quarantine in Ireland before shuttling to Coolmore Australia for the upcoming stud season.

  • Chiming Strikes in Yerba Buena for Frankel

    Castleton Lyons' Irish-bred Chiming, winner of just two of 22 races, captured Saturday's $107,500 Yerba Buena Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIIT) for fillies and mares at Bay Meadows.

  • Deceased stallion Danehill.

    Coolmore Stallion Danehill Dead

    Coolmore Stud stallion Danehill, who sired 2001 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) winner Banks Hill and European standout Rock of Gibraltar, has died.

  • Balestrini Upset Winner of McGrath Memorial

    Michael Tabor's longshot Balestrini set the pace and held on to win the Group 3 PW McGrath Memorial Ballsax Stakes by a half-length Sunday at Leopardstown.

  • Happyanunoit Produces First Foal

    Happyanunoit, purchased by Newsells Park Stud for $1.4 million at last year's Keeneland November sale, produced her first foal, a Giant's Causeway filly, at Coolmore Stud in Ireland. She will be bred back to Danehill.

  • New Zealand Farm Makes Big Run on Danehill

    In what amounts to a massive coup for the New Zealand Thoroughbred industry, Peter and Philip Vela have announced the purchase by their Pencarrow Stud of 20 broodmares in foal to Irish sensation Danehill.

  • Record Price at Hong Kong Sale

    For the third consecutive year, a member of the Danehill line brought a record-breaking price on Friday at the Hong Kong International Sale.

  • Dress To Thrill Confirmed for Matriarch

    Dress To Thrill, one of the leading 3-year-old fillies in Europe, will compete in the $500,000 Matriarch (gr. IT) for fillies and mares Dec. 1, Hollywood Park assistant racing secretary and stakes coordinator Danny Eidson was informed Sunday.

  • Bray Awaits Secret Garden; Barn On Rebound

    Action is on the upswing again for trainer Simon Bray, who awaits English import Secret Garden at Hollywood Park for the $125,000 Matiara Stakes for 3-year-old fillies on Saturday.

  • O'Brien Warms Up for Breeders' Cup Party

    Trainer Aidan O'Brien, who has an opportunity to win at least four Breeders' Cup races Saturday, enjoyed a magnificent showing Sunday at Milan's San Siro, winning a pair of Group I races.

  • New Japan Star is Poetry in Motion

    A new star has stepped into the spotlight for Japan. Stealing hearts and causing racing veterans to shake their heads in admiring disbelief, Irish-bred Fine Motion romped away Oct. 13 in Kyoto with a 3 1/2-length, race-record-tying win of the Shukasho (Jpn-I), the final leg of the triple crown for fillies.