Keyword: Magnier

  • Powerscourt Retires to Ashford

    Powerscourt, an Irish champion and winner of this year's Arlington Million Stakes (gr. IT), has been retired from racing for stallion duty at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky.

  • Elvstroem, Makybe Diva In a Thriller

    Australian horses being primed for raids in Asia and Europe had a day out at Melbourne's Caulfield oval Feb 26. Elvstroem and Makybe Diva staged a thrilling St. George (Aust-II) renewal, and Fastnet Rock broke a 120 year-old weight record to land the Oakleigh Plate (Aust-I).

  • Tomahawk to Park Stud in Ontario

    Tomahawk, a $2.5 million Keeneland July yearling and an Irish champion 2-year-old, will enter stud at Michael Byrne's Park Stud near Orangeville, Ontario, Canada, for a fee of $8,500 (Canadian funds).

  • Storm Bird, champion and sire of Storm Cat.

    Prominent Stallion Storm Bird Dead

    Storm Bird, a European champion who sired the great Storm Cat, was euthanized the night of Dec. 3 following a bout with colic at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky.

  • Monashee Mountain Moving to Ashford

    Monashee Mountain, a half-brother to Horse of the Year Mineshaft, will move from Coolmore Stud in Ireland to Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky., for 2005.

  • Montjeu Colt Tops Day 3 of Tattersalls Oct. Sale

    A German-bred colt by Montjeu colt consigned by Peter Kavanagh's Irish-based Kildaragh Stud topped day three of the Tattersalls October yearling sale in Newmarket Wednesday when realizing 320,000guineas (approx. $525,500).

  • Tattersalls Sale Starts With Danehill The Star

    Europe's premier yearling auction, the Tattersalls October (part one) yearling sale in Newmarket, returned encouraging figures Oct. 5 but a verdict on the strength of the market is impossible to make yet with no direct comparisons available.

  • Aidan O'Brien, trains Ad Valorem.

    Middle Park Stakes Not Too Taxing for Ad Valorem

    Mrs. John Magner's Ad Valorem, a 2-year-old son of Danzig--Classy Woman (by Relaunch) gave trainer Aidan O'Brien his group I victory of the British racing season with an impressive victory in the Shadwell Stud Middle Park Stakes (Eng-I) at England's Newmarket racecourse.

  • Irish Group I Winner One Cool Cat Retired

    Group I winner One Cool Cat, the highest-priced U.S. auction yearling of 2002, has been retired from racing after suffering a condylar fracture of a hind leg during a Sept 29 workout at Ballydoyle in Ireland.

  • Champion Sky Beauty Dead

    Champion Sky Beauty, one of the top racemares of the 1990s, died in Kentucky from foundering. She had delivered a Storm Cat colt May 28 for Eagle Holdings, a subsidiary of Irish-based Coolmore Stud.

  • High Chaparral To Miss Southern Hemisphere Season

    Without giving a specific reason, Coolmore announced High Chaparral had a "minor setback at the end of the recent breeding season" and will not shuttle to Australia as planned. The Southern Hemisphere breeding season begins Sept. 1.

  • Rock of Gibraltar, at center of dispute between John Magnier and Alex Ferguson.

    Ferguson, Magnier Resolve Rock Of Gibraltar Dispute

    The protracted dispute over the ownership of stallion Rock Of Gibraltar between John Magnier, who heads one of the world's most powerful bloodstock empires in Coolmore, and Manchester United soccer manager Sir Alex Ferguson has been settled.

  • Black Sam Bellamy Sold to German Stud Farm

    Black Sam Bellamy, who won the Tattersalls Gold Cup (Ire-I) on May 25, has been sold by Michael Tabor and Susan Magnier to the German stud operation Gestut Farhof, owned by Andreas Jacobs.

  • Morluc Among Nominees for Newmarket's Darley Cup

    Kentucky-based Morluc is among the 79 entries for the July 10 Darley July Cup (Eng-I) at Newmarket. The son of Housebuster is no stranger to travel--he finished second in the 2000 and 2001 runnings of the Hong Kong Sprint and has competed in Dubai.

  • Top International Stables a Derby No Show

    Despite the fact many feel this year's North American 3-year-old crop could be ripe for the picking, this year's Kentucky Derby will be strictly an all-American affair as Godolphin Racing and trainer Aidan O'Brien's Ballydoyle stable will not have representatives in America's classic horse race.

  • Aidan O'Brien Tops Epsom Derby Nominees with 30

    Aidan O'Brien, who has 25 horses nominated for the May 3 Two Thousand Guineas, could also have a busy day on June 7, the date of the Vodafone Derby at Epsom. Godolphin's nominees include the filly Hi Dubai.

  • Johannesburg sewed up an Eclipse Award with this Breeders' Cup Juvenile triumph.

    Johannesburg Retired, to Stand at Ashford

    Johannesburg, who was last year's brilliant champion but this year's disappointment, has been retired and will stand at stud next year alongside his sire at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky.

  • Rock of Gibraltar Gives O'Brien A Sweep of English, French, and Irish 2,000 Guineas

    Rock of Gibraltar swept to the lead in the final furlong to easily win the Entenmann's Irish Two Thousand Guineas (Ire-I) Saturday at The Curragh, giving the Aidan O'Brien-trained horse a sweep of the English and Irish Guineas. O'Brien sent out the top three finishers in Saturday's race, giving the trainer an unprecedented sweep of this year's French, English, and Irish 2,000 Guineas.

  • Landseer Wins French Two Thousand Guineas

    The top three finishers from last months Prix de Fountainebleau (Fr-III) again filled the top three spots in Sunday's Gainsborough Poule d'Essai des Poulains--French Two Thousand Guineas (Fr-I), with Landseer winning the French classic by a length over Medecis. Bowman came home third.

  • Rock of Gibraltar Wins 2,000 Guineas; O'Brien Trainees 1-2

    Rock of Gibraltar made up for the disappointment his owner, Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson, felt earlier this week when his soccer team was defeated in the Champions League semifinals with a neck-length victory in Saturday's Sagitta Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) at Newmarket.

  • Johannesburg, Castle Gandolfo Arrive in Lexington

    Johannesburg and Castle Gandolfo finally arrived in Kentucky on Tuesday. The horses stepped off a chartered plane and on to a partitioned ramp at Blue Grass Airport about 6:10 p.m. EDT, and were immediately loaded into a horse van for the short drive to a quarantine barn at Keeneland.

  • Galileo's Full Brother Earns Maiden Win at the Curragh

    Two races before stablemate Johannesburg's second-place run in the Gladness Stakes at the Curragh Sunday, Galileo's full brother Black Sam Bellamy won a 1 1/4-mile maiden race, according to <i>Racing Post</i>.

  • Castle Gandolfo Wins Possible Derby Prep by 2 1/2 Lengths

    Mrs. John Magnier's Castle Gandolfo raced four-wide while in fifth-place heading into the stretch before rallying under Michael Kinane to win the Fosters-International Trial Stakes on the all-weather course at Lingfield Saturday.

  • Lukas: $4.4-Million Yearling Purchase '50-50' for Sham Stakes

    Michael Tabor and Mrs. John Magnier's $4.4-million yearling purchase Shah Jehan might make his first American start in Friday's restricted Sham Stakes at Santa Anita. Though nominated to the 1 1/8-mile race, trainer D. Wayne Lukas is uncertain the 3-year-old Mr. Prospector colt will be among the starters.

  • Magnier to Breeders' Cup: Come to Europe

    Coolmore Stud's John Magnier has reportedly called for Breeders' Cup Ltd. to stage its World Thoroughbred Championship Day races in Europe in alternate years.

  • Hawk Wing Gives O'Brien Another Group I Win

    Mrs. John Magnier's Hawk Wing rallied from last under jockey Michael Kinane to win Sunday's Aga Khan's Stud National Stakes (Ire-I), giving trainer Aidan O'Brien his 16th group I win of the year. On good to firm turf at the Curragh, Hawk Wing completed the seven furlongs in course-record time of 1:20.9.

  • Milan Wins St. Leger; Stranded Gary Stevens Attends Meet

    Michael Tabor and Mrs. John Magnier's Milan gave Coolmore and trainer Aidan O'Brien a victory in another of this year's English classics, winning Saturday's $310,000 Rothmans Royals St. Leger Stakes (Eng-I) by five lengths at Doncaster. American jockey Gary Stevens, stranded in England due to airline troubles caused by Tuesday's events, was in attendance.

  • Johannesburg Remains Unbeaten With Prix Morny Win

    Michael Tabor and Mrs. John Magnier's Johannesburg remained unbeaten while giving trainer Aidan O'Brien another group I success in Sunday's Prix Morny Casinos Barriere at Deauville. Also at Deauville Sunday, 2000 French Derby winner Holding Court won the Grand Prix de Deauville Lucien Barriere (Fr-II).

  • Galileo romps to victory in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes.

    Still Unbeaten, Galileo Defeats Fantastic Light at Ascot

    Galileo confirmed his victories in the Epsom (Eng-I) and Irish (Ire-I) Derbies with an authoritative performance against open company in Saturday's 51st renewal of the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (Eng-I) at Ascot. Piloted by regular rider Michael Kinane, Galileo earned his third group I win of the year Saturday while remaining undefeated after six career starts.