Splendid second G1 victory for our Haras de Bouquetot-bred OLYMPIC GLORY with GRAND GLORY displaying a terrific turn-of-foot to grab the G1 Prix Jean Romanet on August, 22 at Deauville. The ever consistent five-year-old Classic-placed is now a three times Group winner, following a success in the G3 Prix de Flore at Saint-Cloud and in the G3 Grand Prix de Vichy at Vichy a month ago. She could now target the G1 Prix de l’Opéra to boost OLYMPIC GLORY’s tally new to WATCH ME.
On the very same day, OLYMPIC GLORY celebrated a winner on the other side of the planet with FLYING SCOTSMAN scoring in Australia at Tamworth, and registered a new victory a few days earlier in the UK with SON OF SAMPSON defeating his 8 rivals at Newcastle on August, 21.
It was also a dazzling week for the two-year-olds of our stallions starting with ECTOT’s GOOD TOO who earned both a TDN and JDG rising star following his spectacular debuts at Deauville on August, 22 under our colors. Our Jean-Claude Rouget-trained and Cristian Demuro-ridden became ECTOT’s second individual first crop winner in eye-catching fashion when landing his maiden by 2,5 lengths on debut and followed the impressive debut runs of SHALAA’s WELWAL in the Prix de Crèvecoeur and SHAIKHA in the Prix de Lisieux this summer at Deauville under our colors.
AL WUKAIR’s VIRULENTE was also a winner first time out when crossing the finish line first at Le Lion d’Angers on August, 22 for breeders SAS IEI, Chauvigny Global Equine Sasu, SCEA des Prairies and SCEA L’Aubay. On the other side of the Channel, the two-year-old daughter of ZELZAL bred by Robert and William Jeffcock, LUCKY SHAKE, broke her maiden tag at Brighton, following a succession of 5 places in 7 starts.
Following the G1 victory of EBRO RIVER on August, 8 in the G1 Phoenix Stakes, GALILEO GOLD kept adding new blacktype performances to his tally with two-year-old G3 winner OSCULA, bred by Padraig Williams and third in the G2 Prix du Calvados on August, 21 over the 1,400 meters of Deauville, France. GALILEO GOLD also registered a 1-2 at Leicester, UK on August, 17 with both Tally-Ho Stud-bred BATTYEFORD BOY finishing first ahead of GALILEO GLASS, second. Also in the UK, GOLDEN DUKE grabbed gold when opening his winning account on August, 20 at Kempton for breeder Tally-Ho Stud and in Germany, GOLDANA proved to be best over the 1,200 meters of Hannover on August, 22.
Tally-Ho Stud-based MEHMAS keeps showing highly impressive and celebrated a beautiful second individual G1 winner in GOING GLOBAL, the N. Hartery-bred filly from his first crop of 3-year-olds proving to be one of the most consistent turf fillies of the West Coast when deservedly landing the G1 Del Mar Oaks, USA on August, 21. On the very same day, two-year-old CATURRA was a runner-up in the Listed Roses Stakes at York, UK for breeder Tally-Ho Stud, swiftly imitated by three-year-old TAKEKO who finished third in the Listed Lanwades Stud Stakes the following day at Ovreroll, Norway for breeder Old Carhue Stud.
The second Group victory of the week for MEHMAS was grabbed by two-year-old LUSAIL, bred by Tally-Ho Stud and already a splendid G2 July Stakes winner on July, 8 at Newmarket under our colors. Entrusted to Richard Hannon and ridden by Pat Dobbs, he doubled the score when registering a cozy win in the G2 Gimcrack Stakes on August, 20 at York, UK.
Additional victories were celebrated on both sides of the Channel sea on August, 17 with two-year-old RYAN’S PARTY grabbing a first win at Hamilton, UK for breeder Gigginstown House Stud and three-year-old TAPETEN TONI scoring on his seasonal comeback at Deauville for breeder SAS Ecurie Normandie Pur-Sang.
There were even more Group celebrations celebrated this week with BELLHARBOUR MUSIC storming to victory in the G3 Prix Daphnis on August, 21 at Deauville for Taylor Made Farm-based MSHAWISH.
TORONADO and RULER OF THE WORLD had also their collection of winners, starting with RULER OF THE WORLD’s PINEAPPLE EXPRESS who secured his fourth victory on August, 21 at the Curragh, Ireland for breeder Ronan Tynan. TORONADO was seen in the winners enclosure on both sides of the planet, starting with three victories in a day in Australia on August, 21 with CORNER POCKET collecting his seventh consecutive success at Moonee Valley, OLINDO grabbing his second consecutive win at Cairns and WANT TO DOO showing her will to win at Wangaratta when breaking her maiden tag at second asking. On August, 20, SWEEPING THE BOARD was a third time winner in Australia at Murwillumbah while three-year-old BALEGRIO bred by R. Corveller was a second-time winner in a handicap at La Teste-de-Buch over 1.800 meters. Bred by Team Hogdala, DROIT DE PAROLE was once again impressive on August, 18 at Vichy when collecting his sixth victory over 1,600 meters.
Congratulations to all connections.
OLYMPIC GLORY's GRAND GLORY on her way to G1 glory, captured by Zuzanna Lupa Photography