Spectacular star of October for TORONADO who registered no less than three blacktype in a day, starting with a fifth Group success for MASKED CRUSADER when storming home to win the G2 Premiere Stakes at Randwick, Australia on October, 2. A few minutes later, STILL A STAR defeated his 16 rivals to open his Group winning account in the G2 Rose of Kingston Stakes at Flemington, Australia while on the other side of the planet, Al Shaqab racing-bred TUNED was carrying back-to-back our colors to victory in the Listed All Along Stakes at Laurel Park, USA. Entrusted to Graham Motion, he was ridden by jockey F. Lynch.
TORONADO’s additional international winners of the day included TORINDA breaking his maiden tag at Newcastle, Australia and homebred three-year-old TAJDID defeating his rivals in a handicap race at Redcar, UK. Raised at Haras de Bouquetot, the Richard Hannon-trained landed his second career victory under the ride of D. O’Neill.
Our Haras de Bouquetot-based stallion also compiled a double of winners on September, 27 with Haras de Bourgeauville’s four-year-old BOIS D’ARGENT securing a 1,5 lengths-victory at Vichy, France to tot up a strong tally of 3 wins and 5 places out of 8 starts, and three-year-old TREASURED STAR collecting a second consecutive success at Northam, Australia. In Hong-Kong, MASTER MONTARO proved best against 10 opponents to win at Sha Tin racecourse on October, 1st.
Freshman sire GALILEO GOLD beautifully celebrated G1 performance during the prestigious Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe weekend with juvenile OSCULA finishing good third in the G1 Prix Marcel Boussac on October, 3 over the 1,600 meters of the ParisLongchamp racecourse, France despite a difficult trip. Placed at the highest level and already a Group winner, she was bred by P. Williams.
Additional scorers of the week for the Tally-Ho Stud-based stallion included Patrick Monahan-bred THE MENSTONE GEM who broke his maiden tag on September, 27 at Newcastle, Uk and THOR DE SA MATTA who followed the lead when winning on October, 1st at Sassari over 1,500 meters.
Tally-Ho Stud MEHMAS celebrated a new Stakes performer on a golden day, with a total of 5 runners registered. Already a two-year-old Group 2 winner last season, the Ringfort Stud-bred MINZAAL secured a strong second place in the Listed Rous Stakes on October, 2 at Ascot, UK on his seasonal comeback. On the same day, three-year-olds CANOODLED and NELSON GAY crossed both the finish line first, the first named was a second time winner at Newmarket, GB for breeder Ringfort Stud and NELSON GAY was a four-time scorer at Wolverhampton, GB for Gerard Mullins. Last one of the daily serie was two-year-old HURRY UP HEDLEY who opened his winning account at Wolverhampton, GB for breeder Patrick Monahan.
New Group 1 performance celebrated for OLYMPIC GLORY during the most prestigious weekend of the G1 Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe with ever consistent stellar GRAND GLORY runner-up in the G1 Prix de l’Opéra on October, 3 at ParisLongchamp, France with a tiny nose to spare. The Haras de Bourgeauville-bred Classic-placed and G1 heroine could now target the G1 Japan Cup as the final touch of her racing career.
On the very same day, Haras d’Etreham-bred FAITH OF HOPE was a second time consecutive winner at Moulins, France while earlier in the week, two-year-old GOLD MEDAL broke his maiden tag at first asking on September, 28 at Wolverhampton, UK with a beautiful 2 ¾ lengths for breeder Stratford Place Stud.
Our Haras de Bouquetot-based SHALAA signed a beautiful 1-2 with his two-year-olds at Vichy, France on September, 27 with Hugues Rousseau-bred CRUNCH TIME showing a great amount of courage to break his maiden tag and Ecurie Serval-bred MADEMOISELLE ROSE finishing strong second in a devastating finish. On the same day a few minutes later, three-year-old TSELENA got the best over her 12 rivals to win over the 1,600 meters of Munchen, Germany. The international round of victories ended up in the USA with three-year-old SEMBLE JUSTE winning at Churchill Downs.
ZELZAL counted on our homebred MIGDAM to add a new victory to his tally, our smart two-year-old securing his second consecutive success at Kempton for trainer Sir Michael Soute and ridder Ryan Moore. Raised at Haras de Bouquetot, he is out of the New Approach mare Asyad, making him a half-brother to Stakes winner Katara.
AL WUKAIR congratulated his 9th individual winner with his smart son INVESTISSEUR bred by Haras de Bourgeauville making all to win a maiden race at Chantilly on September, 29 on his third start only.
Congratulations to all connections!
Homebred TUNED carrying back-to-back our colors to victory in the Listed All Along Stakes at Laurel Park, USA