For all the jaw dropping that surrounded the success of Scat Daddy's offspring at the Royal Ascot meet came a bit of head scratching about how this could have been predicted.
The sire power lost when Scat Daddy collapsed and died suddenly Dec. 14, 2015, at age 11 was substantial, but he has six sons standing at stud.
Three new stallions joining Coolmore Australia's roster
Spotting room along the rail near the quarter-pole, jockey Graham Lee angled Trip To Paris inside and the 4-year-old Champs Elysees thrived along the rail to win the Gold Cup (Eng-I) June 18 at Royal Ascot.
Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Bobby Kitten, a speed type who never had raced shorter than one mile, went from last to first with a dramatic run to capture the $1 million Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park.
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- Thoroughbred Racing, Thoroughbred Breeding, International, Breeders' Cup, West Region
No Nay Never, a course record setter at Royal Ascot as a juvenile, will be retired after his scheduled start in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park to stand in 2015 at Coolmore Stud in Ireland.
Rich Tapestry from Hong Kong isn't the only foreign runner headed for the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I). Wind Fire, a 3-year-old filly from England, will also try to defeat the best U.S. speedsters at six furlongs on dirt.
Trainer Wesley Ward provides insight into how his Breeders' Cup contenders are coming into the race. Ward's contenders include No Nay Never, Undrafted, Judy the Beauty, Hootenanny, and Luck of the Kitten. watch video
Group I victor No Nay Never led the quartet with a bullet five furlongs in 1:01 3/5 on a firm course in preparation for the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT).
Of 201 horses pre-entered to the Oct. 31-Nov. 1 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park, 38 raced or trained at Keeneland in September or October. read blog
A long layoff proved no problem for the talented No Nay Never, who scored a front-running victory in the $150,000 Woodford Stakes Presented by Keeneland Select (gr. IIIT) Oct. 4 at Keeneland.
Martin Racing Stable's Marchman, winner of the Shakertown Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Keeneland earlier this year, returns to the Lexington track for the $150,000 Woodford Presented by Keeneland Select Stakes (gr. IIIT) Oct. 4.
Scat Daddy is on quite a roll in Chile, having sired seven Chilean group winners (including two group I winners) since the beginning of 2014.
Making his initial start for trainer Nick Zito, Spot collared weakening No Nay Never in the drive and bounded away to a 2 1/2-length win in the $200,000 Swale Stakes (gr. II) March 1 at Gulfstream Park.
TimeformUS Saturday Plays from Aqueduct, Gulfstream and Santa Anita read blog
Samraat, Uncle Sigh, and Havana are among the box-office stars entered to race in this week's Gotham Stakes (gr. III) and Swale Stakes (gr. II). But could they be overshadowed by the supporting cast? read blog
Two of the more accomplished juveniles of 2013 will make their 3-year-old season debuts March 1 when Havana and No Nay Never meet in the Swale Stakes (gr. II) March 1 at Gulfstream Park.
United States-based trainer Wesley Ward struck at the top level in France Aug. 18 with precocious 2-year-old No Nay Never, who effortlessly stretched his speed to win the Darley Prix Morny (Fr-I) at Deauville.
To sire all three place-getters in a group I race is something akin to fantasy, but Scat Daddy joined elite company when Solaria led home Dalala and Lemon Pretty in the Premio Arturo Lyon Pena (Chi-I) June 28.
A salute to the winners of Royal Ascot 2013. Watch Video
Comments from Joel Rosario after his victory in the Norfolk aboard No Nay Never. Watch Video
Estimate led in the final furlong of the Gold Cup (Eng-I) June 20 at Royal Ascot and gamely turned back a strong challenge to narrowly prevail in the 2 1/2-mile marathon for owner Queen Elizabeth II.
Simon talks with jockey Joel Rosario after winning the Norfolk Stakes aboard No Nay Never.
Comments from Joel Rosario and Wesley Ward after No Nay Never's victory in the Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot. Watch Video
After winning five of the six juvenile races he entered this spring at Keeneland, trainer Wesley Ward is considering all of those winners for Royal Ascot.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Coach House (IRE)||O'BRIEN AIDAN||
|No Nay Never||Wesley A. Ward||
|Wind Fire||BROWN DAVID||
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