Monday, 22 August 2011

19th August

CASPAR NETSCHER (Dutch Art x Bella Cantata) ran out a comfortable winner of the Group 2 Gimcrack Stakes at York today with the Breeders Cup being talked about as a possible last race of the season.  He has now won two races and been placed in  his other five (including 4 Stakes races) and earnt over £100,000.  Not bad for a horse sold at last year's October Book 2 yearlings for only 25,000 guineas.

His unraced dam could have been picked up last year for only 22,000 guineas.  Meon Valley retained her winning sister, Siren Sound, however, and her first foal, a February colt by Rock of Gibraltar, is offered as Lot 1090 in Book 2 this year.

13 August

Midnight Oil (Motivator x One So Marvellous) made it two wins from his last three starts with victory at Newmarket in a mile and half handicap.  Midnight Oil is the first runner out of One So Marvellous, a lightly raced winning full sister to ONE SO WONDERFUL.  She is the seventh filly bred by Someone Special and five older siblings have all produced black-type performers.  She has a yearling colt by New Approach (Lot 266) at Tatteralls Book One - just before ONE SO WONDERFUL's Danehill Dancer colt goes though the ring (Lot 267)

Friday, 15 July 2011

14 July

The German trained Primera Vista travelled to France today to enjoy a comfortable two-length victory and earn €9,000 over 9 furlongs at Longchamp.  This is his first win in 2011, following 7 last year, and takes his total earnings to over £50,000.

Caspar Netscher runs in the Listed Rose Bowl at Newbury on Friday and Ateeb bids to step up on  his recent 4th place when running in Saudi Arabia over a mile and a half.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

8 July

On Friday afternoon Awsaal (Nayef x Design Perfection) won  his third race with victory over 12 furlongs at York in a £11,000 to the winner handicap.

Two grand-daughters of Bella Colora (Hyperspectra on Thursday and Design Perfection today) combined with Nayef have produced two wins for the Stud in less than 24 hours.

7 July

On Thursday evening Troopingthecolour (Nayef x Hyperspectra) completed a four timer at Epsom with a comfortable win over 10 furlongs.  In his other three starts on the Flat he was second

Friday, 1 July 2011

30 June

MEDIA HYPE (Tiger Hill x Hyperspectra) won on his first step up to middle distances at Yarmouth and extended his dam's record to six winners from 7 runners, including Irish 2000 Guineas runner-up and Group winner FRANCE.

It was the Stud's 25th win of 2011.

Bilidn is declared for the Lancashire Oaks on Saturday and Ypsilon King is entered in Hungary on Sunday.  The Stud is nine clear of the 2010 total to date, but July last year saw 10 wins, so it will be tough to maintain that lead.

Ateeb was unplaced in Saudi Arabia earlier today.

19 June

Descendants of REPROCOLOR continue to thrive with Rockatella(Rock of Gibraltar x Patrimony) winning the Listed Premio Royal Mares At San Siro for a second year.  She is the second foal of the unraced Patrimony who was sold by the stud at the 2002 Tattersalls Yearling Sales.

Thursday, 23 June 2011

21st June

The useful looking Halling Dancer (Halling/Ballet Ballon) finished 2nd at Windsor, first time out, in a field of 15 runners.  He was bought by J Akehurst for 5,000 guineas in the 2010 December sales.

Also in the same week Midnight Oil (Motivator/One So Marvellous) won a maiden at Haydock Park in great style.

Wins were also recorded by Troopingthecolour and Manipulate (in Greece) bringing the total number of Meon Valley Stud wins to 24 so far in 2011.

Thursday, 16 June 2011

14 June

CASPER NETSCHER (Dutch Art ex Bella Cantata) the Stud's only 2 year old runner to date, finished 3rd in the Listed Windsor Castle Stakes on the first day of Royal Ascot. 
His dam was sold at last year's July Sales by the Stud for only 22,000 guineas and has since produced him and four times winner Bronze Beau.

3 June

IZZI TOP (Pivotal ex Zee Zee Top) finishes third in The Oaks, emulating her grand-dam Colorspon and great grand-dam Reprocolor, who were both placed in the Epsom Classic.  Her dam did not see the racecourse until the October of her 3 year old season but went on to win the Group 1 Prix de L'Opera at 4.

Friday, 27 May 2011

26 May 2011

POET (Pivotal ex Hyabella) ran a cracking race pulverising the opposition only to be headed by Workplace in the closing stages and so to take 2nd place.  The pair left the rest of the field including Group 1 winners Cavalryman and Jan Vermeer 11 lengths and more behind.

13 May 2011

IZZI TOP secured her first stakes success with victory in the Listed Sweetenham Stud Fillies' Trial at Newbury following her recent third in a similar grade on 1000 Guineas Day, where she was undone by the firm ground.  IZZI TOP is the first stakes winner out of the Group 1 Prix de L'Opera winner Zee Zee Top.  She became the our 42nd individual stakes winner and secured our 82nd stakes success

15 May 2011

Havane Smoker, second foal out of Ballet Ballon, overcame a similarly high draw to Wooton Bassett, to finish second in the French 2000 Guineas.  It was a third Group second for the son of Dubawi and he could either dop back to the Jersey Stakes next or step up to the French Derby