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Sunday, 16 December, 2018

Muhaarar half-brother to be unleashed on thrilling day of racing and sales

Muhaarar: his half-brother Wufud due to compete in the 7f novice stakes at Kempton (7.45)
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Four newcomers line up in the 13-runner 7f novice stakes at Kempton on Wednesday night (7.45), headed by John Gosden-trained Mr Marrakech, a Scat Daddy colt bred and raced by Alice and Lady Bamford, and the Charlie Hills-trained Wufud, a Dubawi half-brother to Muhaarar.

Hills also handled the racing career for the four-time Group 1-winning sprinter, with Jim Crowley booked to take the ride. 

The pair could be given most to do by course-and-distance winner Barton Mills, an Iffraaj colt who returns to the all-weather, having not been disgraced when ninth in the Listed Rockingham Stakes at York in October. 


Racing

Newmarket (first race 1.50)

Cheltenham (2.05)

Kempton (5.45)

Dundalk (6.00)

Beverley - abandoned


Sales

Tattersalls: Craven Breeze-Up Sale


ANZ Bloodstock News

In today's issue, the breeder of Capitalist is set to support Snitzel with a newly acquired mare from the Inglis Broodmare Sale


First-season sires with runners

Sire, progeny, race

Bungle Inthejungle Geography Teacher Kempton (AW) 5:45
Bungle Inthejungle Jungle Inthebungle Kempton (AW) 5:45
Gregorian Chynna Newmarket 4:10
Heeraat Cotubanama Newmarket 4:10
Slade Power Strings Of Life Newmarket 4:10
Slade Power Very Stable Genius Kempton (AW) 5:45


Worldwide stakes races

2:25 NEWMARKET
bet365 European Free Handicap (Listed Race)

3:00 NEWMARKET
bet365 Earl Of Sefton Stakes (Group 3)

3:35 NEWMARKET
Lanwades Stud Nell Gwyn Stakes (Group 3)


Plus 10 races

4:10 Newmarket
bet365 EBF Maiden Fillies' Stakes

4:45 Newmarket
bet365 British EBF Maiden Fillies' Stakes

5:20 Newmarket
bet365 British EBF Maiden Fillies' Stakes

6:30 Dundalk
Crowne Plaza Race & Stay Maiden


What to read

Monday night saw the sad passing of the Iron Horse, Giant's Causeway, after a brief illness at the age of 21. 

He leaves behind a lasting legacy on the breed, having become champion sire by earnings in North America on three occasions and as sire of 16 Group / Grade 1 winners through his daughters.


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Final thought 

Coolmore, and in particular Sue Magnier, are known for the clever nomenclature of the racehorses that pass through the gates of Ballydoyle, with Giant's Causeway named after a unique rock formation on the coast of County Antrim.

According to legend, the Irish giant Finn McCool built the causeway across the North Channel between Ireland and Scotland to meet with a challenger, leaving his mark on the seascape forever. 

No doubt the Iron Horse will be remembered for a long time to come as well - five consecutive Group 1 victories saw him crowned champion three-year-old in Europe, while among his stallion sons are Footstepsinthesand and Shamardal. 

Monday night saw the sad passing of the Iron Horse, Giant's Causeway, after a brief illness at the age of 21

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