Freshman sire AL WUKAIR brilliantly registered his fourth individual first crop winner from 13 runners with two-year-old DESTINY QUEEN showing imperial at Ascot, UK to break her maiden tag by two-lengths at first asking. Bred by V. Bukhtoyarov and E. Kappushev, she is out of the Anabaa mare Trissa and she received the honors of her trainer George Baker: “DESTINY QUEEN has always been a three-year-old in my mind and I’ve always loved her. She’s exciting and it’s a massive bonus to win. I’ve known Pat (Cosgrave) a long time. He doesn’t get overexcited very often but he was excited by that performance. We’ll get her home to see how she is but there will be some nice targets for her”.
There was a new exacta for our stallions celebrated on July, 22 at ParisLongchamp racecourse, France. MSHAWISH’s esteemed BELLHARBOUR MUSIC was back to winning ways after being a brilliant debut winner at Chantilly on last February. Bred by Al Shaqab Racing, he scored the 1,600 meters Class 1 Prix de Beausejour by 2 lengths in front of the race’s favorite MON BEL CANTO, a son of our late THE WOW SIGNAL.
Homebred 2-year-old son of SHALAA SAYYAL impressed during Vichy’s famous summer meeting and displayed a promising turn-of-foot to open his score on July, 21 under the ride of Maxime Guyon. Bred at Haras de Bouquetot and entrusted to Henri-François Devin, he is out of the Doyen mare BEA REMEMBERED, and a half-brother by SHALAA to G1 performer STORMY ANTARTIC and to Royal Ascot’s G2 Queen Mary Stakes runner-up AL JOHRAH.
Unbeaten SHALAA’s two-year-old PHULE followed the lead on the other side of the planet with a second consecutive victory at Tamworth, Australia on July, 23.
Our Haras de Bouquetot-raised WAHRAAN stood out at Newmarket racecourse, UK on July, 24 with a splendid 5 ½ lengths victory under the ride of Richard Kingscote. Son of Le Havre out of the Galileo mare Al Jassasiyah trained by Sir Michael Stoute, he is proving progressive, winning back-to-back from his recent Pontefract victory.
New Stakes performances celebrated for Tally-Ho Stud-based superstar MEHMAS with three-year-old TETRAGONAL finishing third in the G2 San Clemente Stakes at Del Mar, USA. Three-year-old KHABIB was also honored in the USA when coming first ahead of 14 rivals in a handicap race at Beverley on July, 19. On the very same day, H. Smith & S. Mullen’s two-year-old CHELSEA ANNIE registered her first victory out of three starts at Ayr, UK while Paul McEnery-bred two-year-old ROLLING THE DICE had the lucky number on July, 22 and broke his maiden tag by two lengths at Newbury, UK. Last but not least, three-year-old SUPREME MACHINE was a winner at Cork, Ireland on July, 23 for breeder Ballinafad Stud.
OLYMPIC GLORY celebrated a new Group success with his G1 Classic performer and ever consistent GRAND GLORY who collected a brilliant success in the coveted G3 Grand Prix de Vichy on July, 21. The Haras de Bourgeauville-bred 5-year-old crossed the finish line first with 2 lengths in front of STYLE VENDOME’s DIAMOND VENDOME, himself the winner of that very race two years ago, and for a new exacta for our stallions. A few days later, OLYMPIC GLORY’s BABY I’M BURNIN set the fire in the USA when winning at Bro Park on July, 25.
Recently the sire of US Grade 1 scorer TRIBHUVAN, our Haras de Bouquetot-based TORONADO celebrated a new victory in the USA with our five-year-old homebred TUNED back to winning ways at Colonial Downs, Virginia. In the care of Graham Motion and out of Breeders’ Cup heroine ZAGORA, she scored a confident win in a valuable allowance under the ride of Feargal Lynch. TORONADO also registered a quartet of international winners on July, 24 in four different countries. Three-year-olds MISS KANSAS collected a second victory at Mildura, Australia and Highlere Stud & Mr and Mrs G Middlebrook-bred CUBAN DANCER secured his second success by 3 ¼ lengths at Newmarket, UK. Five-year-olds TORONADA impressed at Châteaubriant, France with a 5,5 lengths success for breeder Haras d’Etreham and PIZZO FALCONE was a winner at Merano, Italy. A second quartet took over on July, 25, starting in Australia with two-year-old CHARTRES breaking her maiden tag at second asking at Sale and three-year-old TOCONAH securing a second consecutive victory at Gosford. Haras de Bouquetot-bred four-year-old LEVANT got the best of his 15 rivals in a handicap at La Teste-de-Buch, France to boost her tally with a fourth win while SCEA des Prairies and Mrs A. Leyval’s multiple time scorer GALLICA FLAVIA showed impressive once again to secure an 8th victory at Karukera, Guadeloupe.
Congratulations to all connections!