Stakes tornado to start May

Six winners in a day, including no less than 3 international Stakes performers are the new impressive weekly results registered by our Haras de Bouquetot-based TORONADO to kick off May. On May, 1st in the USA, JC Haimet, Mrs E. and H. Petit-bred TRIBHUVAN returned in style after a 10-month layoff to post a 1 ½ length wire-to-wire victory in the G2 Fort Marcy at Belmont Park, a fourth lifetime win and a first at Graded Stakes level. He was quickly followed by NO FILTER in New Zealand who finished strong runner-up in the G3 C’Bridge Breeders at Te Repa on his first attempt at this level of the competition. In the UK, three-year-old ILLYKATO bred by P.de Warren Johnson & Northmore Stud was TORONADO’s third impressive musketeer of the day when passing three rivals in the final furlong to collect a last-gasp success in the Listed Conqueror Fillies’ Stakes at Goodwood.

Additional scorers on the first day of May for TORONADO in Australia included an impressive sixth victory collected by both four-year-olds FENDER and COME RIGHT BACK, respectively at Eagle Farm and Ascot racecourses. In France, four-year-old LEVANT bred at Haras de Bouquetot crossed the finish line first at Carcassonne.

TORONADO also boosted his statistics down-under with a bunch of new successes. Three-year-old ZOROCAT defeated his 11 rivals over the 1,200 meters of Wyong on April, 29, CORNER POCKET added to his tally a third consecutive trophy out of 5 starts at Ballarat on April, 28 and ZORRO’S DREAM realized all hopes when claiming a second consecutive win at Bendigo on May, 2nd.


RULER OF THE WORLD stole the spotlight in Spain when his three-year-old MARACAY claimed a brilliant victory in the Spanish 1,000 Guineas at Madrid on May, 2nd.


French leading second crop sire in France in 2021 by prizemoney, SHALAA brought to 17 his number of individual winners of the year this week. On the other side of the Channel sea, Hugo Palmer-trained and Jason Hart-ridden powerful bay NOMAN made a winning seasonal return under our colors at Ayr, UK on April, 27 to call to his name a second consecutive victory out of 3 starts. In France, Shadwell-bred TALABAAT retained her invincibility at Saint-Cloud on April, 28 when remaining undefeated on her second run while a few minutes later, SHALAA’s MIAMI VOICE was a very close runner-up in the Prix Birum to THE WOW SIGNAL’s MON BEL CANTO. AL CAPDAMUNT became SHALAA’s 17thindividual three-year-old of the year on May, 1st when carrying our colors to victory at Wissembourg, France on his second start only. Entrusted to Henri-François Devin, he was ridden by Clément Lecoeuvre.


Leading European second crop sire in France in 2021, Tally-Ho Stud-based MEHMAS ended April and started May with international victors. Olivier Donlon-bred MARSABIT opened his winning account at Goodwood, UK on April, 30 while three-year-old ROYAL MEHMAS showed his talent at Roma, Italy on May, 1st.


Haras de Bouquetot-based OLYMPIC GLORY was as always part of the game with a couple of new international winners to recall. On April, 30, MINDT defeated her 11 rivals at Churchill Downs, USA while a few miles away, three-year-old OLYMPIC CLASS showed his class to collect a second victory at Sunshine Coast, Australia. On the first day of May, three-year-old OLD TOWN ROAD was a third time winner over the Australian 1,100 meters of Quilpie.


Congratulations to all connections!


TRIBHUVAN on his way to G2 glory