BREXIT Talks Down to the Wire

BREXIT Talks Down to the Wire

UK PM Boris Johnson briefed his Cabinet on the progress of last-minute BREXIT talks with the European Union. Britain is due to leave the 28-nation currency bloc on 31 October, and attempts for plans at the border between EU member Ireland and the U.K.’s Northern Ireland have been bumpy. Negotiations intensified last week after PM […]

Shamardal Colt Pinatubo One of History’s Highest Rated 2yos

Shamardal Colt Pinatubo One of History’s Highest Rated 2yos

Shamardal Colt Pinatubo One of History’s Highest Rated 2yos Pinatubo cemented his position as Europe’s top two-year-old as he stormed to a stunning nine-length victory in the G1 Vincent O’Brien National Stakes at the Curragh, Ireland, on Sunday, 15 September. The Shamardal colt, coming into the seven-furlong contest on the back of four wins from as many starts […]

Explore These Destinations by Car

Explore These Destinations by Car

Whether you are headed to a destination with no public transportation or you just like to travel off-the-beaten-path, renting a car can be a necessary travel arrangement. And while renting a car may be an added expense, the pay-off can be big. With your own car you’re not subject to bus and train schedules and […]

The Amazon Fire Gets Political as Ireland Will Refuse EU Trade With Brazil

The Amazon Fire Gets Political as Ireland Will Refuse EU Trade With Brazil

Ireland’s taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, has said Dublin will vote against an European Union trade deal with South American nations unless Brazil takes action to stop the burning of the Amazon. Varadkar said his government would oppose the Mercosur trade agreement with four Latin American countries Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay that was clinched in June […]

Irish Economy To Be Most Vulnerable In Brexit

Irish Economy To Be Most Vulnerable In Brexit

Some of the Irish businesses most exposed to the risk of Britain crashing out of the European Union in 10 weeks are not very well prepared, Ireland’s government warned yesterday. The Irish economy is considered the most vulnerable among EU members to Brexit, with employment-heavy industries in rural areas among those relying most on doing […]

‘Call of the Forest, The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees’

‘Call of the Forest, The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees’

Many of us have experienced the positive results of immersing ourselves in nature and being enveloped by trees. We experience an immediate relaxation, an ability to forget our problems and often a profound awe at nature’s secrets. The documentary ‘Call Of The Forest, The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees‘ adds to the scientifically supported psychological and […]

Rolls-Royce’s Wraith Eagle VIII Collection Debuts at Villa d’Este

Rolls-Royce’s Wraith Eagle VIII Collection Debuts at Villa d’Este

FLASH: This weekend, the best Concours d’Elegance in the world will celebrates its 90th Edition on the shores of Lake Como. At the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este visitors will get to see, for the 1st time Rolls-Royce Wraith Eagle VIII Collection. Created by the marque’s Bespoke Collective the Collection of just 50 cars will tell […]

President Trump on BREXIT, “I’m Surprised at How Badly it Has All Gone

President Trump on BREXIT, “I’m Surprised at How Badly it Has All Gone

FLASH: President Trump says his administration “looks forward to negotiating a large scale Trade Deal with the United Kingdom” as the country continues to try to hash out its departure from the European Union. Thursday, President Trump said that he is “surprised at how badly” negotiations have gone between the United Kingdom and the European […]

Travel Adventures 2019

Travel Adventures 2019

Travel adventures in Y 2019 might well include these, and no matter when you squeeze them in, these trips should be stamped in your Passport. Mediterranean Island Hopping From the Greek Islands to the Amalfi Coast, the islands of the Mediterranean are Key travel destinations. With Sun-drenched beaches and turquoise water they offer perfect settings […]

Terrific Road Trips: USA, EU & Asia

Terrific Road Trips: USA, EU & Asia

Hitting the road is a time-honored tradition. So, if you like to experience a new destination from a front-seat view, road trips are the best way to explore. Put your petal to the metal and motor on down the road. These 3  spectacular road trips should for sure be on your list, as follows: Asia […]

Horse Racing: The World’s Most Complex Team Sport

Horse Racing: The World’s Most Complex Team Sport

Horse Racing: The World’s Most Complex Team Sport My contribution to the Horsetech Conference Market Report, the full report covers everything from diet, medicine and psychology and is a must read for any one in the industry. As the victor returns to the winners circle and the proud connections pose for their photo, what you […]

Camelot a Rising Star at Coolmore

Fabulous Camelot enjoyed his second G1 success in less than a week in New York on Saturday evening when Athena (3f Camelot-Cherry Hinton, by Green Desert) landed the G1 Belmont Oaks Invitational. Aidan O’Brien sent over the first-crop Camelot filly, who had raced just six days earlier at the Curragh, to capture the $1m event. […]

Galileo and Coolmore Continue Global Dominance

Galileo and Coolmore Continue Global Dominance

Galileo and Coolmore Continue Global Dominance Victory in the G1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud for Waldgeist (4c Galileo-Waldlerche, by Monsun) headed a haul of three European Group-race wins for the incredible Galileo on Sunday. The progressive four-year-old provided trainer Andre Fabre with an amazing eighth success in the Saint-Cloud showpiece when holding off the high-class […]

Big Day for Newgate Farm and Foxwedge at The Curragh

Big Day for Newgate Farm and Foxwedge at The Curragh

Big Day for Newgate Farm and Foxwedge at The Curragh Newgate Farm’s Foxwedge became an international success last night with the triumph of Urban Fox in the Juddmonte Pretty Polly Stakes (Group 1) at The Curragh. Foxwedge in no stranger to Australian breeders, he has made his name with Group I winning fillies Foxplay and […]

No Nay Never a Winner for Coolmore

The No Nay Never winners show no sign of slowing up with Henri-Alex Pantall sending out We Go (2c No Nay Never-Encore Merci, by Danehill Dancer) to prevail in France on Wednesday. Beaten a short-head on his debut at Saint-Cloud, Madame Jacque Cygler’s juvenile went one better at Maisons-Laffitte when winning the six-furlong Prix Riverman […]

French Group 2 Double for Galileo

French Group 2 Double for Galileo

A pair of exciting performers claimed G2 successes on a great afternoon for Galileo at Chantilly on Sunday. First up was three-year-old Mission Impassible (3f Galileo-Margot Did, by Exceed And Excel), a top-notch juvenile last season, who returned to her best to win the G2 Prix de Sandringham for trainer Jean-Claude Rouget (pictured). “I wouldn’t […]

Another Great Week for Coolmore and Galileo

Another Great Week for Coolmore and Galileo

Another Great Week for Coolmore and Galileo Idaho perfect at Chester Highland Reel’s full-brother Idaho (5h Galileo-Hveger, by Danehill) looks set for a big season and won the G3 Ormonde Stakes with the minimum of fuss at Chester on Thursday. The son of Galileo was sent off odds-on favourite for the staying event and was […]

A Look at Coolmore and the Magic Millions

A Look at Coolmore and the Magic Millions

A Look at Coolmore and the Magic Millions Fastnet Rock, Pierro and Rubick sold well at the Magic Millions. Champion sire Fastnet Rock provided the top lot during the opening session of the 2018 Magic Millions Yearling Sale and also finished the day as the leading sire by average. His star performer was a colt […]

Galileo takes European Sires Championship for Coolmore

Galileo takes European Sires Championship for Coolmore

Galileo takes European Sires Championship for Coolmore As another New Year begins, another European sires’ championship heads the way of the incomparable Galileo. It is amazingly the 9th time that the Coolmore flagbearer has led the way in Europe, with the title never looking in any doubt. According to TDN statistics, Galileo’s runners earned £15,145,613 […]

Highland Reel Retires with 7th G1 Win

Highland Reel Retires with 7th G1 Win

Highland Reel Retires with 7th G1 Win Aidan O’Brien’s message was clear after the G1 Longines Hong Kong Vase on Sunday – Highland Reel (5h Galileo-Hveger, by Danehill) is “Irreplaceable” as the unique son of Galileo heads to a new career as a stallion at Coolmore Highland Reel closed out his globe-trotting career with a […]

Coolmore Shine at the 2017 Cartier Awards

Coolmore Shine at the 2017 Cartier Awards

Coolmore Shine at the 2017 Cartier Awards As has now become almost customary, the progeny of Galileo dominated the 2017 Cartier Awards, presented at a ceremony in London on Tuesday evening. Dual G1 winner Happily (2f Galileo-You’resothrilling, by Storm Cat) took the Cartier Two-Year-Old Filly Award, continuing her family record that saw her full-brother Gleneagles […]

Giant’s Causeway Keeps Producing Winners

Giant’s Causeway Keeps Producing Winners

Giant’s Causeway Keeps Producing Winners With lifetime earnings of nearly $160,000,000 Giant’s Causeway leads all active sires in North America bar none. The only horse since Danzig to top the General Sires List on three occasions, he has also twice topped the 2YO table. Giant’s Causeway has sired champion 2-y-o’s, Classic winning 3-y-o’s, record breaking […]

Galileo Dominates British Champions’ Day

Galileo Dominates British Champions’ Day

Galileo Dominates British Champions’ Day Aidan O’Brien equalled the late Bobby Frankel’s record of 25 G1 wins in a season when Hydrangea (3f Galileo-Beauty Truth, by Pivotal) completed a double for Galileo at Ascot on Saturday at QIPCO British Champions’ Day. Partnered by Ryan Moore, Hydrangea ran out a decisive winner of the G1 QIPCO […]

Breeders’ Cup: Keeneland Grads Dominate

Breeders’ Cup: Keeneland Grads Dominate

Breeders’ Cup: Keeneland Grads Dominate Keeneland sales graduates secured spots in the starting gate for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Nov. 3-4 at Del Mar with wins in weekend graded stakes. Four sales graduates clinched bids over Fall Stars Weekend at Keeneland: Zipessa, winner of the First Lady (G1) (Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare […]

Australian Sires: Honorius Jumps to $11,000 inc GST in 2018

Australian Sires: Honorius Jumps to $11,000 inc GST in 2018

Australian Sires: Honorius Jumps to $11,000 inc GST in 2018 Knightsbridge are raising the price of Honorius to $11,000 inc GST in Australia for 2018. “Next year we will not only be expanding our broodmare holdings but we will also dramatically upgrade our broodmares to much more commercial lines” John Heffernan the UK Manager of […]

Giant’s Causeway a Hit in Keeneland

Giant’s Causeway a Hit in Keeneland

Giant’s Causeway a Hit in Keeneland Champion sire Giant’s Causeway had just three entries in Book One at the 2017 Keeneland September Yearling Sale and all were sold at an average $733,333. His trio of fillies proved hot property with the top seller at $875,000 a filly from Grade I winner Hollywood Story that was […]

Galileo Owned Irish Champions Weekend

Galileo Owned Irish Champions Weekend

Galileo Owned Irish Champions Weekend Galileo produced an amazing 4 Group 1 winners over the Irish Champions Weekend for Coolmore making him the dominant stallion of the season in Europe. Galileo added to his amazing record at Irish Champions Weekend on Sunday with another two G1 victories to add to his pair on the previous […]

The Incredible Galileo Shines at Ireland’s Champions Weekend

The Incredible Galileo Shines at Ireland’s Champions Weekend

The incredible Galileo dominated day one of Ireland’s Champions Weekend courtesy of Hydrangea (3f Galileo-Beauty Is Truth, by Pivotal) and Decorated Knight (5h Galileo-Pearling, by Storm Cat). It was a first top-level success for Hydrangea as she led home a 1-2 for Galileo when coming out ahead of Winter (3f Galileo-Laddies Poker Two, by Choisir) […]

Irish Champions Weekend at the Curragh

Irish Champions Weekend at the Curragh

Irish Champions Weekend at the Curragh Leading stayer Twilight Payment and unexposed two-year-old Active Approach step up to G1 level on day two of Irish Champions Weekend at the Curragh this Sunday, September 10. Both horses are trained by Jim Bolger and ridden by Kevin Manning, with Twilight Payment lining up in the Irish St […]

Galileo Takes Another Group 1 with Ulysses

Galileo Takes Another Group 1 with Ulysses

Galileo Takes Another Group 1 with Ulysses The G1 Juddmonte International was a trifecta for the champion Galileo, he sired the winner, second place and is the dam sire of the third placegetter. Galileo has dominated UK racing this season. Ulysses (4c Galileo-Light Shift, by Kingmambo) confirmed himself another simply outstanding performer for Galileo when […]

Strong Year for Coolmore Australia

Strong Year for Coolmore Australia

The 2016/17 racing season bore witness to an incredible run of success for graduates of Coolmore Australia. In this 12 month period, a staggering 29 graduates of Coolmore’s farm at Jerrys Plains won a total of 45 Stakes races, including Group 1 winners Catchy (Fastnet Rock), Inference (So You Think), Awesome Rock (Fastnet Rock) and […]

Galileo Produces More Success

Galileo Produces More Success

Galileo Produces More Success Magical (2f Galileo-Halfway To Heaven, by Pivotal) led home a 1-2 for Galileo when finishing ahead of stablemate Happily (2f Galileo-You’resothrilling, by Storm Cat) in the G2 Debutante Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday. Donnacha O’Brien was aboard the winner, a sister to Rhododendron, finishing a length and a quarter ahead […]

Australian Sires: Honorius will Produce Quality 2yo’s

Australian Sires: Honorius will Produce Quality 2yo’s

Australian Sires: Honorius will Produce Quality 2yo’s Honorius won himself as a two year old twice, once in listed company, showing that he was quick to get going and he actually ran seven times as a two year old. As a three year old he placed in races ranging from 7f up to 1m4f, making […]

Big Races at Curragh, Ireland

Big Races at Curragh, Ireland

Big Races at Curragh, Ireland Two-year-old fillies Dawn Delivers and Mary Tudor step up to G2 level for the Debutante Stakes over seven furlongs at the Curragh, Ireland, on Sunday, August 20. Dawn Delivers (Jim Bolger/Kevin Manning) came home third in the G3 Silver Flash Stakes over the same distance at Leopardstown on July 27, […]

Winning Weekend for Coolmore America

Winning Weekend for Coolmore America

Winning Weekend for Coolmore America Lookin at Lucky Grade I placed three times last year, Money Multiplier (5h Lookin at Lucky x Intensify by Unbridled’s Song) was long overdue to post a big win and finally did so when taking out the $199,000 Grade II Monmouth Stakes on Sunday. Prepared by Chad Brown, Money Multiplier […]

Galileo Dominates 2yo Races at Leopardstown

Galileo Dominates 2yo Races at Leopardstown

Two-year-olds The Pentagon (2c Galileo-Vadawina, by Unfuwain) and Happily (2f Galileo-You’resothrilling, by Storm Cat) looked two more hugely-exciting prospects for Galileo at Leopardstown on Thursday evening. The Pentagon, a runaway maiden winner earlier in the month, confirmed that promise when taking the G3 Tyros Stakes under Ryan Moore. He is now 8/1 favourite for the […]

Galileo and Coolmore Continue Success

Galileo and Coolmore Continue Success

Galileo and Coolmore Continue Success Churchill’s sister Clemmie (2f Galileo-Meow, by Storm Cat) continued the family’s fabulous record when winning the G2 Duchess of Cambridge Stakes at Newmarket on Friday. Ryan Moore, who was aboard the Aidan O’Brien-trained daughter of Galileo, feels she is as good as any juvenile filly seen out so far this […]

Daughter of Breeders Cup Winner Booked to Honorius

Daughter of Breeders Cup Winner Booked to Honorius

Making Moments is a daughter of 2yo Breeders Cup winner WAR PASS from the mare Moments I Treasure . Unbeaten at 2, War Pass captured the Bessemer Trust Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (gr. I) and the Champagne Stakes (gr. I). He was named champion 2-year-old male in 2007. At 3, he ran second in the Wood […]

Coolmore and Galileo Claim Another G1

Coolmore and Galileo Claim Another G1

Coolmore and Galileo Claim Another G1 Ulysses Eclipses rivals to give Galileo another G1 The mighty Galileo was responsible for yet more G1 glory on Saturday when Ulysses (4c Galileo-Light Shift, by Kingmambo) came out on top in a brilliant renewal of the G1 Eclipse Stakes ar Sandown. The Flaxman Stables home-bred prevailed in a […]

Galileo Continues to Dominate UK Summer

Galileo Continues to Dominate UK Summer

Galileo Continues to Dominate UK Summer Super-Sire Galileo continued his domination of UK racing with his 4yo Colt Ulysses claiming the Eclipse. Ulysses Sired by a Derby winner (Galilelo) out of an Oaks winner (Light Shift), there cannot be many better bred horses in training than Ulysses. He is bred to be a star over […]

Galileo Mare Booked to New Sire Honorius

Galileo Mare Booked to New Sire Honorius

Galileo Mare Booked to New Sire Honorius Arcangela (Galileo) a half-sister to Group 1 winner UMRUM and to Tan Tat Star, the dam of dual Hong Kong HK-1 winner Sun Jewellery has been booked in to be served by Honorius. Having such high quality mares goes a long way to secure a sound future for […]

Coolmore and Galileo Big Winners in Ireland

Coolmore and Galileo Big Winners in Ireland

Coolmore and Galileo Big Winners in Ireland A day after the G1 Irish Derby victory of Capri (3c Galileo-Dialafara, by Anabaa), Galileo was again to the fore at the Curragh on Sunday. There have been few more impressive juvenile fillies this season than Churchill’s fulll-sister Clemmie (2f Galileo-Meow, by Storm Cat) who came home two […]

Travel: The Beauty of Belfast, Ireland

Travel: The Beauty of Belfast, Ireland

Travel: The Beauty of Belfast, Ireland A bustling city centre and areas of natural beauty make Belfast a hidden gem for tourists The Republic of Ireland takes the lion’s share of the Emerald Isle’s tourist numbers, its neighbor in the north is a hidden gem that travelers to the far west of Europe should make […]

2016 Tattersalls Ireland November National Hunt Sale

2016 Tattersalls Ireland November National Hunt Sale

2016 Tattersalls Ireland November National Hunt Sale catalogue now available The catalogue for the November National Hunt Sale is now available in print and online at www.tattersalls.ie. Accumulating to 1,470 lots, the sale will take place from Sunday 6 November to Friday 11 November and features older horses, two-year-olds, yearlings, foals and broodmares and starts […]