ParisLongchamp was hosting one of the most prestigious weekend of racing in the world, headed by a sumptuous edition of the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and by amazing performances under our colors. Gorgeous AL HAKEEM was our second Arc contender from our breeding operation with only 6 generations bred and raised at Haras de Bouquetot. He made us highly proud when running his heart out to finish fourth in the world best G1 Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe despite an unfavorable ground. Entrusted to Jean-Claude Rouget, our three-year-old son of G3-placed JADHABA was ridden by Cristian Demuro.
On the same very day, PLACE DU CARROUSEL displayed a stunning turn-of-foot in the home straight to defeat a strong field in the G1 Prix de l’Opéra under a powerful ride of Mickael Barzalona. Bred and co-owned by Ballylinch Stud, our Lope de Vega three-year-old is trained by André Fabre and became the 17th individual G1 winner under our colors.
Our stallions were also honored during this sensational weekend of racing, starting with Tally-Ho Stud-based MEHMAS and his three-year-old MALAVATH who finished impressive runner-up in the G1 Qatar Prix de la Forêt on October, 2. Already a dual Group winner, the Tally-Ho Stud-bred filly was once again acclaimed on the Group 1 podium as she has recorded a second place of the Breeders’ Cup last season at Del Mar, USA.
Second Stakes performer of the week for MEHMAS was four-year-old METHOD bred by M. Phelan who added a fourth Stakes performance to his tally when finishing third in the Listed Oakman Inns Rous Stakes at Ascot, UK on October, 1st. Juvenile CHORLTON LANE was also part of the weekly dance when breaking his maiden tag at first asking for breeder Tally-Ho Stud at Newcastle, UK on September, 26.
Haras de Bouquetot-based OLYMPIC GLORY was also among the eye-catching stallions of the weekend, starting with the performance of four-year-old JANNAH FLOWER in the G1 Qatar Prix de Royallieu on October, 1st at ParisLongchamp, France. Bred by F. Bermudez, she displayed a strong effort in the home straight to grab the second place with only a length to spare.
OLYMPIC GLORY’s champion GRAND GLORY was among the prestigious runners of the G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and she displayed a splendid performance to finish 5th in the 2,400 meters rendezvous. Haras de Bourgeauville-bred and G1 Prix Jean Romanet winner, the six-year-old mare could now head to Japan to run the Japan Cup.
Our Haras de Bouquetot also ended September with the victory of three-year-old MAMMALINA who claimed a third career-success in a 1,500 meters handicap race at Marseille for breeders J. Kilpatrick and Ecurie Ades Hazan.
Haras de Bouquetot-based ECTOT celebrated his third individual Stakes performer with juvenile MILANO who finished second of the 1,500 meters Listed Pr. Coolmore at Milano, Italy on October, 1st.
GALILEO GOLD joined the dance of international Stakes performances with three-year-old GOLDANA running a commendable second place in the Listed Schloss Roland Stutenpreis in Germany at Dusseldorf on October, 2. Our Tally-Ho Stud-based stallion was also acclaimed overseas with his victorious three-year-olds RED TRAIL and DRISH MELODY who crossed the finish line first at Down Royal, UK for Mr Andrew Heffernan on September, 26 and at Killarney, Ireland for Mark Commins on October, 1st.
On the other side of the planet, TORONADO was also notified in the Group circles with MASKED CRUSADER running third in a tight finish of the G2 Bisley Workwear Premiere Stakes over the 1,200 meters of Randwick, Australia on October, 1st. He is among the hot favorites for the prestigious $15 million Everest race on October, 15.
TORONADO was also represented in the winner’s enclosure by CENTRAL FORCE and CAPABLE, the first named breaking his maiden tag at Geraldton, Australia on September, 28 while CAPABLE was a second consecutive scorer for Haras d’Etreham at Marseille, France on September, 30.
Congratulations to all connections!
PLACE DU CARROUSEL becoming with plenty of class the 17th individual G1 winner under our colors under the eye of photographer Zuzanna Lupa Photography.