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European ladies’ day

European ladies’ day

Last week may have been all about Frankel and Nathaniel, but in France and Ireland on Sunday, four extremely classy fillies reminded us that theirs is a division which should not be overl...

Crystal Gal sparkles as plan pays off

Crystal Gal sparkles as plan pays off

For someone better known as a jumps trainer, Lucy Wadham does an excellent job with the few flat horses in her care, with her latest success coming via Crystal Gal’s victory in List...

On the Hoof

On the Hoof

Owner/breeder Reg Bond must be delighted with the recent run of success for his former colour-bearer Monsieur Bond, who now stands at Norton Grove Stud in Malton, though he may have just...

Country House’s tally extended again

Country House’s tally extended again

Jeremy Early’s excellent essay on the Ballymacoll Stud foundation mare Country House in the July issue of the magazine highlighted the merits of the family that has produced the rec...

Queens of the Turf

Queens of the Turf

Racing within the last week provided two more fine examples of the wisdom of keeping older mares in training. At Glorious Goodwood, Midday made history by becoming the first mare t...

Headline-making AGM raises issue

Headline-making AGM raises issue

The TBA Annual General Meeting generated a lot of thought-provoking information, as a result of Paul Greeves’s presentation on thoroughbred production in Great Britain and Ireland. On m...

One more chance to see Frankel this year

One more chance to see Frankel this year

It was the news all fans of the great Frankel wanted to hear: the son of Galileo will race on as a four-year-old next season. His delighted owner/breeder Prince Khalid Abdullah con...

Likely to be seeing more of Moore

Likely to be seeing more of Moore

Hayley Moore is unlikely to forget last weekend in a hurry. On Saturday, she rode Captain Ramius to victory in the most prestigious ladies’ race of the calendar, the Longines Handic...

Ex-pat trainer thriving in the US

Ex-pat trainer thriving in the US

Simon Callaghan started training in his hometown of Newmarket in January 2008 but swapped East Anglia for a life in California last year and seemingly hasn’t looked back. On 31 M...

Be Prepared for more success

Be Prepared for more success

There can’t be too many examples of full-siblings being bred and racing in different hemispheres, but Prepared’s debut at Newmarket on July 23 was noteworthy for just this reason...

Original thinking the key

Original thinking the key

Sir Mark Prescott is never one to follow the herd and yet another example of this came at Sandown last Thursday with Kinetica’s two-and-a-half length victory in the Listed Star Stak...

Equine stars on collision course?

Equine stars on collision course?

Those lucky enough to be at Newmarket last year on August 13, would have known that the two-year-old mile maiden was pretty special just from looking at the pedigrees of some of the h...

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