OLYMPIC GLORY celebrated a new G1 performance, followed by a Stakes victory in two different countries. In Hong-Kong, TOURBILLON DIAMOND finished runner-up in the G1 QEII Cup on April, 24 over the 2,000 meters of Sha Tin racecourse while WALDERSEE defeated his 11 rivals to win the Listed Grosser Preis Der Vgh Versicherungen on April, 18 at Hannover, Germany. Additional victories for our Haras de Bouquetot-based stallion included the new success of OLD TOWN ROAD on April, 18 over the 1,000 meters of Augathella. In France, Mrs J.L. Giral-bred OLYPA secured her fourth career-victory on April, 22 at Saint-Galmier, three-year-old HAUSSEZ opened his winning account at first asking for breeder Franklin Finance SA on April, 24 at Le Pin au Haras and three-year-old GRAND CRU crossed the finish line first on April, 23 at Strasbourg for breeder Mandore International Agency.
Unbeaten in France in three starts, the SCEA des Prairies and Ecurie de Castillon-bred four-year-old son of MEHMAS CHEZ PIERRE displayed all his talent overseas to win easily the Listed Henry S. Clark Stakes at Laurel Park, USA on April, 23. On the very same day on the other side of the Atlantic ocean, four-year-old DHA LEATH made a winning seasonal comeback at Limerick, Ireland for Bernard Cooke. Second double of winners in a day for MEHMAS was at Doncaster on April, 22 with four-year-olds BLISSFUL SONG and FROG AND TOAD winning respectively for breeders Hyde Park Stud and Manister House Stud and K. Fitzpatrick. Also aged four, ANGEL OF HONOUR proved best at Istanbul on April, 20 over 1,200 meters.
Our homebred LAHAYEB secured his first victory on April,24 at Auch, France over 10 furlongs. In the care of trainer Jean Claude Rouget and ridden by S. Le Quilleuc, he is the third product of No Truth, a daughter of Classic-placed STATE CRYSTAL from the family of ZELZAL.
Haras de Bouquetot-based AL WUKAIR congratulated AL JOY for his second consecutive victory at Milano, Italy on April, 18 in the Premio Vergano race, for a total of seventh individual victor recorded this season.
Triple of winners on April, 23 in three different countries for our stallion TORONADO with three-year-old CHARTRES defeating 13 rivals to win over the 1,600 meters of Caulfied, Australia, R. and D. Dwek, C.Simon and Thousand Dreams-bred LAGOA SANTA breaking her maiden tag over the 1,400 meters of Strasbourg, France and four-year-old SUN FESTIVAL opening the festivities at Wolverhampton, UK for her breeder Her Majesty the Queen. Additional scorers for our Haras de Bouquetot-based stallion down-under included RADIANT ROSIE over 1,200 meters at Riverton on April, 18 and MISS KEELER in a 1,600 meters race at Racing.com Park on April, 21. Five-year-old GODDESS OF FIRE kept on the good scores on her seasonal comeback at Yarmouth, UK on April, 19 for a 8th career-victory offered to breeder Miss G. Abbey and four-year-old TORNADIC was a first time winner at Compiègne, France on April, 22 for breeder Stowell Hill Ltd.
Congratulations to all connections!
OLYMPIC GLORY captured at Haras de Bouquetot by Zuzanna Lupa Photography