Ashford Stud, owned by John Magnier and located in the heart of Kentucky’s famous Bluegrass, is Coolmore’s home in America.
Champion sire Fastnet Rock posted a trans-Tasman stakes-double on Saturday with Irish bred gelding Fastnet Tempest (6g Fastnet Rock x Dame Blanche, by Be My Guest) winning the Group III SAJC Robert A Lee Stakes at Morphettville, while in New Zealand Hinerangi (5m Fastnet Rock x Hinemoa, by Elusive City) claimed her first Black Type win in the Listed Rangitikei Gold Cup at Awapuni.
Last year’s leading freshman sire No Nay Never proved in demand at the Arqana Breeze-Up Sale, where five of his progeny sold for six-figure sums.
The 2019 Breeze Up sale returned a set of figures very much on a par with the remarkable 2018 renewal.
Circus Maximus (3c Galileo - Duntle, by Danehill Dancer) led home a 1-2 for Ballydoyle and Galileo in Thursday’s Listed Dee Stakes at Chester.
Popular Scone trainer Rod Northam won the $100,000 Inglis Scone Challenge for the fifth time on Friday saddling talented maiden Spilt (2g Choisir x My Cup Runneth Over, by Encosta de Lago) to win the lucrative sprint for horses sold as yearlings at the Inglis Scone Yearling Sale the previous year.
Exciting young sire Rubick was awarded 2019 HTBA Champion First Season Sire at the annual HTBA Awards night in Scone on Wednesday.