Keyword: Fantastic Light

  • Your Song Hits Winning Note in BTC Cup

    Your Song dispatched frontrunner Rain Affair at the 200-meter mark and powered clear to a dominant five-length victory in the Aus$500,000 Bundaberg Distilling Co. BTC Cup (Aus-I) May 11 at Eagle Farm.

  • Welsh Cake Leads Way at Tattersalls

    Five-year-old Welsh Cake (by Fantastic Light), a half-sister to Prix du Rond-Point (Fr-II) winner Trans Island (by Selkirk), topped breeding stock-orientated first session of the Tattersalls July sale in Newmarket, England July 8.

  • Crested Breaks Out in Fitzsimmons

    Odds-on choice Crested, dropping out of grade I company for trainer Wally Dollase, swept to victory in the Cotton Fitzsimmons Mile Handicap on the grass at Phoenix's Turf Paradise Jan. 5.

  • Japanese Champion Heart's Cry Retired to Shadai

    Heart's Cry, the sole horse to beat star performer Deep Impact in Japan, has been retired from racing to stand at the Yoshida family's Shadai Stallion Station on the island of Hokkaido.

  • Fantastic Light to Japan for 2007

    Fantastic Light, an Eclipse and Cartier Awards winner, will stand in 2007 at Darley Japan Stallion Complex on the island of Hokkaido.

  • Darley Sires Battered in Sydney Weanling Sale

    Spin is an interesting exercise. For example, some will look at the results of Sunday's Australian 2005 select weanling sale conducted at Newmarket in Sydney, and say it was a successful sale.

  • Champion Fantastic Light's First Winner

    International champion Fantastic Light came through with his first winner May 2 when his daughter Peace And Love won at five furlongs at Kempton Park.

  • Fantastic Light's Full Brother Born

    A full brother to champion and Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) winner Fantastic Light was born Feb. 13 at Sheikh Maktoum's Gainsborough Stud near Versailles, Ky.

  • Champion Fantastic Light Shines Around the World

    Long before Fantastic Light ever stepped on a racetrack, the employees of Sheikh Maktoum al Maktoum's Gainsborough Farm in Kentucky knew that the son of Rahy was going to be special. Watching him romp in the pasture with other yearlings, they were impressed by his fiery spirit and desire to dominate.

  • Madraar to Stand at Hideaway Farm

    Madraar, a half-brother to European champion and 2001 Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) winner Fantastic Light, has been retired and will stand at Gary and Marlene Howard's Hideaway Farm near San Jacinto, Calif.

  • World Racing Championships Enters Phase II With 2 New Races

    World Racing Championships chairman James E "Ted" Bassett III announced Saturday that the series will undertake Phase II that includes the addition of the Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup and the Singapore Airlines International Cup to the championships in 2002.

  • Breeders' Cup Turf winner Fantastic Light received the Cartier Award for Europe's Horse of the Year.

    Fantastic Light Named Cartier Horse of the Year

    Breeders' Cup Turf winner Fantastic Light was honored Wednesday night with the Cartier "Horse of the Year" award during a ceremony at London's Four Seasons Hotel. Fantastic Light was also honored with the Older Horse Award, beating out his Godolphin stablemate Sakhee, runner-up in the Breeders Cup Classic.

  • Championships Starters Not Done Just Yet

    While the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships Oct. 27 marked the end of the racing year or was the career finale for many participants, others plan to remain in training and will even race again before the 2001 season ends.

  • Stud Fees Set for Fantastic Light, Pulpit

    Godolphin's Fantastic Light, who won the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) and is awaiting the Japan Cup (Jpn-I), will command a stud fee of £30,000 at Dalham Hall Stud in England in 2002.

  • Fantastic Light scores a confident win in the Breeders' Cup Turf.<br>

    Turf Story: Illuminating

    The biggest surprise of the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) popped up three days before the race was even run. The Maktoum brothers of Dubai shocked just about everyone Oct. 24 when they announced Fantastic Light would tackle the World Thoroughbred Championships' longest grass test instead of the Classic (gr. I)

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  • Fantastic Light impressed with his Breeders&#39; Cup Turf victory.

    Fantastic Light Appears Headed to Japan Cup

    Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) winner Fantastic Light will take on Japan's top horses again in the Nov. 25 Japan Cup (Jpn-I), a $4-million grass race at 1 1/2 miles, according to a published report quoting Godolphin representative Dr. Riki Takahashi.

  • Fantastic Light Appears Headed to Japan Cup

    Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) winner Fantastic Light will take on Japan's top horses again in the Nov. 25 Japan Cup (Jpn-I), a $4-million grass race at 1 1/2 miles, according to a published report quoting Godolphin representative Dr. Riki Takahashi.

  • Breeders' Cup Veterans Invited to Japan Cup

    The top three finishers from the Breeders' Cup Turf and Classic winner Tiznow head a list of horses invited to the Japan Cup and Japan Cup Dirt that will be run at Tokyo Racecourse the weekend of Nov. 24-25.

  • Godolphin Still Basking in Breeders' Cup Accomplishments

    The Godolphin team still was on cloud nine Monday following the magnificent overall effort of their horses in the 2001 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships. After finishing one-two in the Breeder's Cup Juvenile Fillies with Tempera and Imperial Gesture, Godolphin captured the Turf with Fantastic Light and just missed by a nose with Sakhee in the Classic.

  • Fantastic Light scores a confident win in the Breeders&#39; Cup Turf.

    Fantastic Finish to Turf; Winner May Race in Japan Cup

    The Europeans added to their huge day when Fantastic Light set a course record in the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT). The Euros won three straight races, with Banks Hill (Mile), Johannesburg (Juvenile) and Fantastic Light.

  • Fantastic Light, surprise entry in the Breeders&#39; Cup Turf.

    Steve Haskin's Classic Report: Godolphin Throws a Curve

    On Tuesday night, most people were convinced Godolphin would run Fantastic Light in the Breeders' Cup Classic and Sakhee in the Turf. On Wednesday morning, those people were proven wrong when the Godolphin braintrust pulled a switcheroo that sent a shockwave of disbelief rippling through the backstretch.

  • Godolphin Racing&#39;s Sakhee worked over the Belmont track Tuesday morning.

    Steve Haskin's Classic Report: Fantastic Sees the Light

    Unlike his non-work last Friday, Fantastic Light lit up the Belmont track Tuesday, as he blazed five furlongs in :59 4/5 with jockey Frankie Dettori aboard, flying home his final quarter in :23 2/5 and galloping out a strong six furlongs in 1:12 3/5. Private clockers caught him a tick faster in :59 3/5. About an hour and a half later, Godolphin's other star, Sakhee, also showed more life, working his five furlongs in 1:01, with regular exercise rider Lee Roebuck up.

  • Fantastic Light, galloping at Belmont Park on Monday.

    Striking Song Out of Juvenile; Tuesday Flash Notes

    Striking Song, a son of Unbridled's Song training for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile, has been declared out of Saturday's race after sustaining a chip to his left hind ankle. The Robert Hess Jr.-trained colt has won one of four career starts, breaking his maiden at one mile in last outing.

  • Dettori to Work Sakhee, Fantastic Light Wednesday

    Jockey Frankie Dettori will work Godolphin's Sakhee and Fantastic Light next Wednesday, after which a decision will be made where to run each horse. Both were cross-entered for the Classic and Turf, with the Classic as first-preference.

  • Godolphin Horses, Starine on Track

    Godolphin Racing's Breeders' Cup contenders Sakhee, Fantastic Light, Express Tour, and Noverre were all on the Belmont track Friday, working toward the Oct. 27 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Racing Championships. Starine also worked for Bobby Frankel.

  • Express Tour, among Godolphin&#39;s pre-entered horses.

    Godolphin Pre-Enters Eight in Breeders' Cup; Two Cross-Entered

    When pre-entries closed Monday for the Oct. 27 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Racing Championships, globe-trotting Godolphin Racing was represented by eight different entries, including two cross-entered for both the Classic and the Turf.

  • Godolphin Racing&#39;s Noverre, on the track at Belmont Park on Oct. 14.

    Godolphin Trio Arrives at Belmont Park

    The main body of the Godolphin forces arrived at Belmont Park at 1:30 Friday afternoon following a flight from Stansted Airport in England. Fantastic Light, Sakhee, and Noverre will be in quarantine for 36 to 48 hours, and are expected to test the Belmont track for the first time either Sunday or Monday. Assistant trainer Tom Albertrani is expected to arrive on Saturday.

  • Godolphin Trio Departs For United States

    The main body of the Godolphin forces departed Stansted Airport in England Friday morning for their journey to New York. After arriving at Belmont Park later in the afternoon, Fantastic Light, Sakhee, and Noverre will begin their 24-hour quarantine. They are expected to test the Belmont surface for the first time on Sunday.

  • European Runners Ship To Belmont

    Fantastic Light, Arc d'Triomphe winner Sahkee and Noverre will ship tomorrow from England to Belmont Park, where they will compete in the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships Oct. 27th, said Adrian Beaumont, director of racecourse services for the International Racing Bureau.

  • Sakhee, as he crosses the finish line in the Arc de Triomphe.

    Arc Winner Sakhee May Run in Classic

    Godolphin announced Thursday that Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner Sakhee will be sent to Belmont Friday for the Breeders' Cup and will be pre-entered in both the Breeders' Cup Turf and Breeders' Cup Classic.

  • Fantastic Light to Dalham Hall

    Godolphin millionaire Fantastic Light will retire to stud at Sheikh Mohammed's Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket, England, following an appearance in the Oct. 27 World Thoroughbred Championships Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Belmont Park.