06/11/2019. Parte la stagione di Varese. Subito i 2 anni al via e vince Time Leon davanti a Goccia Bianca – video della corsa // UNI’S DAM ANCHORS ARQANA DECEMBER // Thunder Snow Retired, Stud Plans Pending // Top Class Catalogue Out Now For Goffs December NH Sale // Coolmore Releases Fees for Calyx, Magna Grecia and Ten Sovereigns


Ippodromo Le Bettole di Varese, 06/11/2019, inizia la stagione… 

Inizia la riunione che ci accompagnerà per l’ inverno. Subito in pista i soggetti di 2 anni in una maiden ben riuscita con nove cavalli al via. Vince Time Leon (paraocchiato) con percorso di testa, davanti a Goccia Bianca che si propone al meglio, cancellando la brutta ultima prestazione fornita a Milano. La figlia di Casamento subisce anche un danneggiamento in partenza, proprio ad opera i Time Leon e forse senza una sgabbiata così difficile il maschio da Outstrip avrebbe avuto vita più dura per la vittoria. Chiude il podio Sopran Chris. Di seguito il video della corsa 

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Le Bettole 1 06/11/2019 14:10
2 3 GOCCIA BIANCA C. FIOCCHI mezza lung.
3 8 SOPRAN CHRIS N. PINNA 2 lung. e 3/4
4 5 KEEP ON SEARCH D. VARGIU 2 lung. e 1/4
5 4 GOOD GIRL S. URRU 2 lung. e mezza
6 6 LIBERTEN C. COLOMBI 4 lung. e mezza
9 2 FRENCH FOLIE A. DEIAS corta testa

fonte : Ippica Biz



Haras d’Etreham’s Unaided (GB) (Dansili {GB}) (lot 161), the dam of Breeders’ Cup heroine Uni (GB) (More Than Ready), is one of the blue-blooded stars of the Dec. 7-10 Arqana December Breeding Stock Sale catalogue which wasreleased on Tuesday.

A total of 1038 horses will go through the Deauville ring, including 480 mares, 207 fillies, 335 weanlings and three stallions. The sale has been going from strength to strength in recent times, with this season’s G1 Coronation S. heroine Watch Me (Fr) (Olympic Glory {Ire}) an in utero purchase back in 2015.

Other Arqana December grads, in this case in utero once again, include Japanese Group 1 winners Admire Mars(Jpn) (Daiwa Major {Jpn}) and Fierement (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}). Unaided is one of 25 quality lotsin the Haras d=Etreham draft, as is lot 189, Just Gorgeous (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), a winning fullsister to top-flight winners Magical (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) and Rhododendron (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) in foal to Almanzor (Fr). The Wertheimer consignment numbers 22, with High Profile (GB) (lot 181) sure to attract attention as a Dansili (GB) halfsister to MG1SW Solow (GB) (Singspiel {Ire}).

Long coveted by breeders, The Aga Khan Studs fields 27 mares and fillies, with G1 Prix de l=Opera winner Shalanaya (Ire) (Lomitas {GB}) (lot 8) one to note. She is also in foal to Almanzor, who has his first foals this year… (fonte : TDN)




Thunder Snow Retired, Stud Plans Pending


Thunder Snow | DRC

UAE highweight and dual G1 Dubai World Cup hero Thunder Snow (Ire) (Helmet {Aus}-Eastern Joy {GB}, by Dubai Destination) has been retired, trainer Saeed Bin Suroor announced on Tuesday. Bred by Darley in Ireland, the Godolphin colourbearer was last seen running third to GI Breeders’ Cup Sprint hero Mitole (Eskendereya) in the GI Metropolitan H. in June. Stud plans are pending.

“Thunder Snow created history by winning the Dubai World Cup twice and provided us with two brilliant results in France, capturing the Criterium International and the Prix Jean Prat,” said bin Suroor. “He ran great races on dirt and turf at some of the world’s top meetings and was a superstar for us.

“He was a class horse, who was very professional and easy to train. He was extremely tough and always tried his hardest in everything he did. He was one of the best horses to ever race for Godolphin and it was a privilege to train him.

“We will all miss him at Godolphin Stables but he retires at the top and we can look forward to seeing his progeny. I am sure that he will become a top stallion over the coming years.”

A winner of the G1 Criterium International at Saint-Cloud as a juvenile, the bay took both the G3 UAE 2000 Guineas and G2 UAE Derby in 2017, and participated in the GI Kentucky Derby that May, but did not finish due to bucking soon after the start. Wheeled back in the G1 Irish 2000 Guineas later that month, he ran second to Churchill (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), and was third in the G1 St. James’s Palace S. a month later. Back on top in Chantilly’s G1 Prix Jean Prat, he ran with credit to take third in the G1 Prix Jacques Le Marois.

In 2018, he took his first Dubai World Cup, as well as the G2 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 2 and was also runner-up in the G1 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3, the GI Jockey Club Gold Cup and third in the GI Breeders’ Cup Classic. Brought back as a 5-year-old, Thunder Snow was once again second in the G1 Al Maktoum Challeneg Round 3, but gutted out a nose victory over Gronkowski (Lonhro {Aus}) to take his second Dubai World Cup this March, the first horse to repeat in the race. A fever knocked him out of an intended start in the GI Whitney H. this summer and he was removed from Breeders’ Cup consideration earlier this fall. He retires with a mark of 24-8-7-4 and earnings of $16,511,476.

Thunder Snow is a half-brother to MGSW & MG1SP Ihtimal (Ire) (Shamardal), SW & MG1SP Always Smile (Ire) (Cape Cross {Ire}), GSW First Victory (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}), and SW & MGSP Winter Lightning (Ire) (Shamardal). His second dam, Red Slippers (Nureyev), is also responsible for G1 Prix de Diane heroine West Wind (GB) (Machiavellian) and SW Redbridge (Alleged). European highweight Balanchine (Storm Bird) is a half-sister to Red Slippers.


Top Class Catalogue Out Now For Goffs December NH Sale
A Grade 1 collection of National Hunt foals and breeding stock headline the strongest catalogue to date for Goffs December National Hunt Sale which takes place from 11 – 12 December 2019.

594 exciting prospects are catalogued for the two day sale which will open with a small draft of yearlings followed by 555 of the best Irish National Hunt foals.  The sale will conclude with a superb selection of breeding stock on Thursday evening which includes four Graded performers from Gigginstown House Stud who last year provided the top priced mare in Ireland for over a decade at the December NH Sale.

An impressive sire profile of established and first season sires features throughout, and includes Beat Hollow, Blue Bresil, Califet, Champs Elysees, Court Cave, Diamond Boy, Doyen, Flemensfirth, Getaway, Jukebox Jury, Kalanisi, Milan, Mount Nelson, No Risk At All, Presenting, Saint des Saints, Shantou, Soldier of Fortune, Tirwanako, Walk In The Park, Westerner and many more.

Commenting on the publication of the December National Hunt Sale catalogue, Goffs Group Chief Executive Henry Beeby said:

“This catalogue is a proper page turner.  As the fastest growing National Hunt Sale in recent times, it has been very rewarding to see more and more vendors choosing to send their best foals and breeding stock to Goffs December Sale. 

The key to the success of this sale is an emphasis on quality over quantity that provides buyers – be they pinhookers or end users – with a consistently high standard from start to finish in a convenient two-day format.  We have just managed to keep the catalogue to a two-day sale having received a record number of applications.    

I would like to thank all of the vendors who have supported the sale and allowed us to compile what we believe is the strongest catalogue to date for the December NH Sale.  It has been a wonderful year for Goffs National Hunt, both on the track and at the Land Rover and Punchestown Sales, and we hope to finish the year with a flourish in December”.

Some highlights of the December NH Sale catalogue include:


  • Lot 25 – Getaway brother to Grade 2 chase winner Fitzhenry
  • Lot 29 – Soldier of Fortune colt out of Grade 2 chase winner She’s Got Grit
  • Lot 46 – Kingston Hill colt out of a Grade 3 performing sister to Grade 1 winner Bahrain Storm
  • Lot 67 – Getaway half-sister to Grade 2 winner Mister Fisher
  • Lot 72 – Milan colt first foal of a winning sister to Grade 1 winner Frodon
  • Lot 89 – Jukebox Jury colt out of Listed winner and Grade 2 chase placed Uranna
  • Lot 94 – Mastercraftsman brother to 3 winners inc. Grade 2 winners Shantou Village and Portrush Ted
  • Lot 113 – Walk In The Park filly out of an own sister to Gold Cup winner Lord Windermere
  • Lot 130 – Telescope brother to Grade 1 winner The Liquidator
  • Lot 153 – Walk In The Park colt out of a sister to Grade 1 winners The Tullow Tank and Many Clouds
  • Lot 178 – Telescope colt out of sister to Gold Cup winner Sizing John
  • Lot 204 – Youmzain colt out of Grade 3 placed race-mare
  • Lot 208 – Milan filly out of Grade 2 winner and Grade 1 placed Burn And Turn.
  • Lot 215 – Jukebox Jury colt out of sister to Grade 1 winner Minella Indo
  • Lot 225 – Affinisea colt out of Listed hurdle winning sister to 6 winners inc. Grade 1 winner Glens Melody
  • Lot 247 – Soldier of Fortune colt out of sister to Grade 1 winner Cooldine
  • Lot 254 – Diamond Boy brother to Grade 2 chase winner Daisy’s Gift
  • Lot 289 - Jukebox Jury brother to 2 winners inc. Grade 1 placed Mr Mole
  • Lot 290 – Walk In The Park brother to Grade 1 placed Riders Onthe Storm
  • Lot 302 – Mount Nelson colt out of a sister to Gold Cup winner Bobs Worth
  • Lot 322 – Walk In the Park colt out of a bumper winning sister to the great Wicklow Brave
  • Lot 338 – Shantou colt out of Listed hurdle placed Great Alana
  • Lot 340 – Milan brother to Grade 1 chase placed Stellar Notion
  • Lot 373 – Jukebox Jury filly out of a sister to Gold Cup winner Kicking King
  • Lot 393 – Doyen colt out of Listed winning La Reine Chic and brother to Listed winner Cigliano
  • Lot 394 – Walk In the Park colt out of Grade 1 winner La Segnora
  • Lot 404 – Flemensfirth own sister to Grade 1 winner One Track Mind
  • Lot 417 – Getaway colt first foal out of Grade 2 placed Lettre de Cachet
  • Lot 419 – Telescope colt out of Listed hurdle winner Lifeboat Mona
  • Lot 420 – Workforce colt first foal out of Grade 3 winner  Lilly The Lioness
  • Lot 439 – Soldier of Fortune filly out of Grade 1 placed Lyrical Theatre
  • Lot 459 – Telescope colt first foal out of Grade 2 placed Midnight Jazz
  • Lot 473 – Walk In The Park colt first foal of a sister to dual Grade 1 winner Identity Thief
  • Lot 512 – Kayf Tara filly out of Grade 3 placed Nomad Attitude
  • Lot 513 – No Risk At All brother to Grand National winner One For Arthur
  • Lot 518 – Westerner brother to Grade 2 winner Birchdale
  • Lot 524 – Doyen colt out of Grade 3 chase placed Our Girl Lucy
  • Lot 531 – Flemensfirth colt out of dual Grade 1 winner Petite Parisienne
  • Lot 546 – Walk In The Park brother to Listed bumper winner Didtheyleaveuoutto out of a sister to Gold Cup winner Denman

  • Lot 573 – Flemensfirth 4yo half-sister to Grade 1 winner Kalashnikov.
  • Lot 577 – Dinaria Des Obeaux, Grade 2 winner and Grade 1 placed. In foal to Mount Nelson.
  • Lot 578 – Creation, Grade 3 placed and own sister to Grade 1 placed Barra. In foal to Doyen.
  • Lot 579 – High School Days, six time winner inc. Grade 3 placed. In foal to Diamond Boy.
  • Lot 580 – Alighting, Listed placed sister to multiple Grade 1 winner Don Poli. In foal to Diamond Boy.
  • Lot 581 – That’s Amazing, Dam of Grade 2 winner Mister Fisher. In foal to Walk In The Park.
  • Lot 583 – Simone, Bumper winning sister to dual Grade 1 winner Simonsig. In foal to Getaway.
  • Lot 585 – Pearl of the West, 7 time winner inc. a Grade 2.
  • Lot 587 - Castlekelly Girl, an own-sister to Grade 1 winner Black Jack Ketchum

Goffs December National Hunt Sale will commence at 9.30am both days, Wednesday 11 and Thursday12 December 2019.

View Catalogue


Coolmore Releases Fees for Calyx, Magna Grecia and Ten Sovereigns


Magna Grecia | Coolmore

The fees for G2 Coventry S. victor Calyx (GB) (Kingman {GB}–Helleborine {GB}, by Obseratory), 2019 G1 2000 Guineas hero Magna Grecia (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}–Cabaret {Ire}, by Galileo {Ire}), and G1 Middle Park S. and G1 July Cup winner Ten Sovereigns (Ire) (No Nay Never–Seeking Solace {GB}, by Exceed And Excel {Aus}), were set at €22,500, €22,500 and €25,000, respectively, Coolmore Stud announced on Monday.

The rest of the Coolmore roster’s fees were also released, with multiple champion sire Galileo (Ire) once again listed as private, while champion first-season sire No Nay Never, a very narrow second to Kingman (GB) on the second-crop sire list, sees his fee boosted up to €150,000. Proven reverse-shuttler Fastnet Rock (Aus) is at €60,000, while rising young sire Camelot (GB) and MG1SW Caravaggio are both at €40,000.

“We are delighted to welcome three very exciting new horses for the coming season,” said Coolmore Ireland’s Director of Sales David O’Loughlin. “They’re all high-class racehorses, all by proper sires and all at affordable fees. Calyx is the fastest son of Kingman, Magna Grecia is the only British Classic winner by Kingman’s sire Invincible Spirit and Ten Sovereigns is the best son of our own young sire sensation No Nay Never. On the racecourse, Calyx defeated Advertise (GB) (Showcasing {GB}) in the Coventry, Magna Grecia bettered Phoenix of Spain (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}) in the G1 Vertem Futurity at two and King of Change (GB) (Farhh {GB}) in the 2000 Guineas at three while Ten Sovereigns won the Middle Park at two and the July Cup at three defeating Advertise, both in very fast times. They’re three very good-looking horses too, so I think they’ll prove extremely popular.”

fonte : TDN