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Half-sister to Gale Force Ten wins the Listed Upavon Stakes

THE well-bred Rousay won the British Stallion Studs EBF Upavon Fillies  Stakes (L) for breeder Stowell Hill Stud, trainer Richard Hannon and owner the Pall Mall Partners and Mrs RJ McCreery, wife of the late Bob McCreery of Stowell Hill.

The three-year-old filly by Muhaarar is out of Ronaldsay (Kirkwall) and so a three-quarters sibling to the Group 3 winner and Group 1 Irish 2,000 Guineas runner-up Gale Force Ten (Oasis Dream) – Muhaarar also being  a son of Oasis Dream.

Grand-dam Crackling is a half-sister to (Electric) to champion juvenile Bianca Nera (Salse) and the Group 1 runner-up Hotelgenie Dot Com (Selkirk), the dam of the Fillies’ Mile winner Simply Perfect (Danehill).

Ronaldsay had a filly by Time Test in 2021, and a colt by Bated Breath this spring.

Wodao wins the Listed Tipperary Stakes, first stakes winner for broodmare sire Intello

WODAO, a €250,000 Goffs Orby Sale yearling last year, bought by Ben McElroy, wins the Listed Sovereign Stakes. The colt is by Showcasing, but notably he is the first stakes winner for his broodmare sire Intello, the son of Galileo having had just a handful of runners so far out of his daughters – his oldest crop being seven-year-olds.
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First Group 1 for La Petite Coco and trainer Paddy Twomey

LA PETITE COCO stepped up to her first Group 1 success in the Pretty Polly Stakes (G1) at The Curragh, the Ruler Of The World filly building on previous Group 3 and Group 2 victories on her seasonal debut.
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Westover becomes Frankel’s 23rd top winner

WESTOVER became Frankel's 23rd Group or Grade 1 winner, and second in less than  week after Nashwa's victory in the Prix de Diane last Sunday. The colt put in a dominant display in the Irish Derby (G1) more than making up for trouble in running he met earlier in the month in the Epsom Derby when third behind Desert Crown and the subsequently sold Hoo Ya Mal.
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Havana Grey creeps up to six with a new winner in Italy, while Team Hannon reports Persian Force “the best we’ve had for years”

HAVANA GREY's Holguin finished second to Persian Force in Newbury's 6f conditions race but the Whitsbury Manor Stud sire didn't end the day empty handed – his son Amuninni scoring at Milan on his second career start.
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A rich seam for Ballycrystal

But there is another generation of trainers coming on stream, too, plenty of whom are proving equally adept at turning base metal into solid point-to-pointing gold.
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Pointers for the future

Richard Pugh explains to James Thomas the reasons behind the huge growth in the point-to-point sales division
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Making stallions

Bob Back and Shantou enjoyed long successful careers at Burgage Stud with Victor Connolly, but a new roster is now in development
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A new dawn

James Thomas chats to Sybille Gibson at Haras de Montaigu about the farm’s exciting roster of young NH sires headed by its star stallion No Risk At All (the Flat guys get a mention, too)
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