Great to see FORTUNES MELODY win at Auteuil this evening for Mickley stallion #YORGUNNABELUCKY! The three year old was trained by David Cottin and ridden by Kevin Nabet. Fortunes Melody earned a mouth-watering £14,644.07 for her success in the PRIX DU DEFILE on only her third start, after showing plenty of promise when second on her debut at Compiegne only a month ago.
MOTAKHAYYEL, 4yo son of Heeraat, the winner of the Buckingham Palace at Royal Ascot on his reappearance, today defied a 7lb rise to win another top handicap at Newmarket. He faced some classy opposition in the prestigious Bunbury Cup, and cruised into the lead at and found plenty for pressure on the climb to the line to take down the prestigious Bunbury Cup. The way he travels suggests he'll be able to cut it at pattern level. A great ride from Jim Crowley and training performance from Richard Hannon - congratulations to all connections.
The British EBF support a regular feature in the European Bloodstock News showcasing the best performances by progeny of a particular British based stallion in any one month. We are delighted to report that that following a great month, the June 2020 featured stallion is our very own HEERAAT. You can read the full article by clicking THIS LINK
Turbo Spirit won in impressive style today at Naas Racecourse. The colt was bred by Dalwhinnie Bloodstock, and sold by Mickley at Tattersalls December Foal Sale to Mags O'Toole from Lynn Stud. TURBO SPIRIT was held up just off the pace, made his challenge towards the centre of the track and he really picked up well on the rain softened ground on the climb to the finish. He can hopefully do well in the latter part of the season. Well done to all connections!
Our former stallion Multiplex, now in Bahrain, is still proving a useful source of winners in the UK and the seven year old SUNSHINEANDBUBBLES added to the stallion's CV with her NINTH win at Chepstow last night, achieving her second win from two starts since racing resumed. This was her first win on turf and she seemed to relish the trip and some cut in the ground. Congratulations to trainer David Evans, rider Rossa Ryan, and owners from the Amazing Racing syndicate!
Great to have two winners from the farm today. SHANROE won his 5th race over hurdles at Tipperary, and HEER WE GO AGAIN won over 5f at Lingfield, nice to see he has inherited speed from his sire HEERAAT! HEER WE GO AGAIN wasn't disgraced at Wolverhampton last time and things worked out nicely here. Taking a lead on the stands' rail, he picked up well when the gap opened up for him, and he was comfortably on top at the line. SHANROE, a 6yo son of Multiplex, seemed to win with something in hand, and came her on the back of win on the Flat at Limerick last week. He traveled into contention like the best horse in the race and did enough after the last to score fairly…
Liberty Beach looking bright as a button after finishing 3rd for trainer John Quinn in the King’s Stand at Royal Ascot. We are sure she’s eyeing up that Group 1 win that’s surely just around the corner. We are so proud of the this filly coming 3rd in the such a prestigious Group 1 event! Unbelievable achievement for a 3 year old filly. Many congratulations to owner Philip Wilkins.
Immensely proud that the first winner at Royal Ascot 2020 was Motakhayyel, successful in the Buckingham Palace Handicap over 7f. Bred by Crossfields Bloodstock Ltd, the 3YO colt was sold as a weanling at Tattersalls December Foal Sale for 30,000gns, and then again as a yearling to Shadwell for 100,000gns. The colt is out of Virtuality, herself a half sister to G3 Winner and G3 placed Retrieve, as well as Listed winners Reparation & Abduction. Motakhayyel was tough enough to overcome the conditions caused by overnight rain, which wasnt in his favour, but picked up strongly and looking the winner 1f out. On the evidence of this performance, there is good reason to hope that can go on to be a Listed or Group performer in the future. Congratulations to…
Sired by HEERAAT at Mickley Stud, FREED FROM DESIRE won the Listed Bloomers' Vase at Bro Park yesterday for Jacob Johansen & Burca Racing. Previously a winner in the UK for Ivan Furtado, the 4YO filly was purchased from the Goffs UK Breezeup Sale for only £10,000 which looks like a real bargain now! Many congratulations to connections including Phil Slater, now based in Sweden but no stranger to the winners enclosure in the UK, and to trainer Kahlil De Burca who is haveing a great season at Bro Park.
Liberty Beach got back to winning ways on her seasonal debut in the Listed Betway EBF Cecil Frail Fillies Stakes under Jason Hart for trainer John Quinn. LIBERTY BEACH had a terrific first season and this Class 1 event, over 6f at Haydock, got her 2020 campaign off to the best possible start on just her second run over 6f. She was the trainer's first winner since the resumption of racing so he's back with a bang! Last year's winner of this race went on to be placed in two Group 1's at Ascot, so well done to connections and good luck for the rest of the season!