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« 2015-Jun-21, 09:08 AM Reply #25 »
WOW....What a win by Snow Sky last night completely blew them away leading all the way for a ears pricked win at a great price....the question now is he a G1 horse as he will need to be to come to Australia in the Spring....a beautiful looking horse with a lovely action imo...things didn't look good for Red Cadeaux though.

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« 2015-Jun-21, 12:44 PM Reply #26 »
I have not read any reports but I think Red Cadeaux was simply eased down on the firm surface. I hope so anyway.

If Snow Sky keeps improving he may win a group 1 and be ruled out of Australia. He must be a chance in the King George if supplemented.


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« 2015-Jun-21, 01:20 PM Reply #27 »
A...I would love to see him in Australia as I'm a fan.....a race like the Cox Plate would test his opposition the speed he runs on.

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« 2015-Jun-21, 02:44 PM Reply #28 »
Snow sky won well because he got away with murder tempo wise.
He's only run 2:31. which is very slow going on that course.

He would never get away with those sort of fractions in a Cox Plate.

He failed in Hong Kong to boot and that form just doesn't cut it in the gruelling surrounds of Melbourne WFA.
He's a 2nd tier horses that won a 2nd tier race.

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« 2015-Jun-23, 11:27 AM Reply #29 »
Time Test’s next major target will be York’s Juddmonte International

• ‘I think he’s classy enough to win at a mile,’ says Roger Charlton
• Dermot Weld considering Juddmonte International for Free Eagle



Chris Cook

Time Test’s next major target will be the Juddmonte International Stakes at York in mid-August after his impressive success at Royal Ascot last week. The question over which his trainer, Roger Charlton, continues to ponder concerns which race he might take in before then.

“There is a lack of suitable races in this country for those horses, so we’ll have to probably look at France or look at taking on the older horses,” Charlton said on Sunday. He is most tempted by the Prix Jean Prat at Chantilly on 12 July, though that would involve a step down in distance to a mile. Alternatives include the Prix Eugène Adam at Maisons-Laffitte the following week and the Skybet Stakes at York on 25 July.

“He showed a terrific high cruising speed and acceleration,” Charlton said on Racing UK. “I would consider dropping him back in distance. I think he’s classy enough to win at a mile.

“The time was exceptional. It was the fastest time of the week and nearly two seconds quicker than the Prince of Wales’s Stakes. It was close to The Fugue’s course record.

“If you believe Timeform ratings, he’s rated above Gleneagles and a pound below the Derby winner [Golden Horn] and I’ve every reason to think they’re right and we should take this horse very seriously.”

Dermot Weld, whose Free Eagle won the Prince of Wales’s Stakes, said he was also considering the Juddmonte International for his horse, with the Irish Champion Stakes and the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe as targets for later in the year. Weld’s Forgotten Rules, who was third in the Gold Cup, is expected to be seen next in a trial race for the Irish St Leger.

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2015/jun/21/time-test-york-juddmonte-international-roger-charlton-dermot-weld-free-eagle?CMP=share_btn_tw

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« 2015-Jun-23, 12:06 PM Reply #30 »
2yo trained in France by David Smaga for Juddmonte

PHANTARA F, 2013 {6-d} DP = 5-5-10-0-0 (20) DI = 3.00   CD = 0.75
LONHRO (AUS)
blk. 1998
OCTAGONAL (NZ)
br. 1992
ZABEEL (NZ)
b. 1986
SIR TRISTRAM (IRE)
b. 1971
SIR IVOR (USA)b. 1965 [IC]
ISOLT (USA)b. 1961
LADY GISELLE (FR)
b. 1982
NUREYEV (USA)b. 1977 [C]
VALDERNA (FR)b. 1972
EIGHT CARAT (GB)*
blk. 1975
PIECES OF EIGHT (IRE)
br. 1963
RELIC (USA)blk. 1945
BABY DOLL (GB)dkb/br. 1956 *
KLAIRESSA (GB)
dkb/br. 1969
KLAIRON (FR)b. 1952
COURTESSA (GB)b. 1955
SHADEA (NZ)
br. 1988
STRAIGHT STRIKE (USA)
b. 1977
MR. PROSPECTOR (USA)
b. 1970 [BC]
RAISE A NATIVE (USA)ch. 1961 [B]
GOLD DIGGER (USA)b. 1962 *
BEND NOT (USA)
b. 1972
NEVER BEND (USA)br. 1960 [BI]
JENNIE SUE (USA)ch. 1961
CONCIA (NZ)
dkb/br. 1978
FIRST CONSUL (USA)
b. 1970
FORLI (ARG)ch. 1963 [C]
BOLD CONSORT (USA)b. 1960
MY TRICIA (NZ)
br. 1974
HERMES (GB)b. 1963
GAY POSS (NZ)ch. 1966
GATEWAY (USA)
b. 2006
A.P. INDY (USA)
dkb/br. 1989 [IC]
SEATTLE SLEW (USA)
dkb/br. 1974 [BC]
BOLD REASONING (USA)
dkb/br. 1968
BOLDNESIAN (USA)b. 1963
REASON TO EARN (USA)b. 1963
MY CHARMER (USA)*
b. 1969
POKER (USA)b. 1963
FAIR CHARMER (USA)ch. 1959
WEEKEND SURPRISE (USA)*
b. 1980
SECRETARIAT (USA)
ch. 1970 [IC]
BOLD RULER (USA)dkb/br. 1954 [BI]
SOMETHINGROYAL (USA)b. 1952 *
LASSIE DEAR (USA)*
b. 1974
BUCKPASSER (USA) b. 1963 [C]
GAY MISSILE (USA)b. 1967
TOUSSAUD (USA)*
dkb/br. 1989
EL GRAN SENOR (USA)
b. 1981
NORTHERN DANCER (CAN)
b. 1961 [BC]
NEARCTIC (CAN)br. 1954
NATALMA (USA)b. 1957 *
SEX APPEAL (USA)*
ch. 1970
BUCKPASSER (USA) b. 1963 [C]
BEST IN SHOW (USA)ch. 1965 *
IMAGE OF REALITY (USA)
b. 1976
IN REALITY (USA)
b. 1964 [BC]
INTENTIONALLY (USA)blk. 1956 [BI]
MY DEAR GIRL (USA)ch. 1957 *
EDEE'S IMAGE (USA)*
dkb/br. 1969
CORNISH PRINCE (USA)br. 1962
ORTALAN (USA)ch. 1960 *


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« 2015-Jun-23, 12:19 PM Reply #31 »
Trained in the US by William Mott for Juddmonte -

CANNES (USA) dkb/br. C, 2013 {14-c} DP = 7-0-7-0-0 (14) DI = 3.00   CD = 1.00
LONHRO (AUS)
blk. 1998
OCTAGONAL (NZ)
br. 1992
ZABEEL (NZ)
b. 1986
SIR TRISTRAM (IRE)
b. 1971
SIR IVOR (USA)b. 1965 [IC]
ISOLT (USA)b. 1961
LADY GISELLE (FR)
b. 1982
NUREYEV (USA)b. 1977 [C]
VALDERNA (FR)b. 1972
EIGHT CARAT (GB)*
blk. 1975
PIECES OF EIGHT (IRE)
br. 1963
RELIC (USA)blk. 1945
BABY DOLL (GB)dkb/br. 1956 *
KLAIRESSA (GB)
dkb/br. 1969
KLAIRON (FR)b. 1952
COURTESSA (GB)b. 1955
SHADEA (NZ)
br. 1988
STRAIGHT STRIKE (USA)
b. 1977
MR. PROSPECTOR (USA)
b. 1970 [BC]
RAISE A NATIVE (USA)ch. 1961 [B]
GOLD DIGGER (USA)b. 1962 *
BEND NOT (USA)
b. 1972
NEVER BEND (USA)br. 1960 [BI]
JENNIE SUE (USA)ch. 1961
CONCIA (NZ)
dkb/br. 1978
FIRST CONSUL (USA)
b. 1970
FORLI (ARG)ch. 1963 [C]
BOLD CONSORT (USA)b. 1960
MY TRICIA (NZ)
br. 1974
HERMES (GB)b. 1963
GAY POSS (NZ)ch. 1966
FLUTE (USA)
b. 1998
SEATTLE SLEW (USA)
dkb/br. 1974 [BC]
BOLD REASONING (USA)
dkb/br. 1968
BOLDNESIAN (USA)
b. 1963
BOLD RULER (USA)dkb/br. 1954 [BI]
ALANESIAN (USA)b. 1954 *
REASON TO EARN (USA)
b. 1963
HAIL TO REASON (USA)br. 1958 [C]
SAILING HOME (USA)ch. 1948
MY CHARMER (USA)*
b. 1969
POKER (USA)
b. 1963
ROUND TABLE (USA)b. 1954 [S]
GLAMOUR (USA)b. 1953 *
FAIR CHARMER (USA)
ch. 1959
JET ACTION (USA)ch. 1951
MYRTLE CHARM (USA)b. 1946
ROUGEUR (USA)
ch. 1989
BLUSHING GROOM (FR)
ch. 1974 [BC]
RED GOD (USA)
ch. 1954
NASRULLAH (GB)b. 1940 [B]
SPRING RUN (USA)b. 1948 *
RUNAWAY BRIDE (GB)
b. 1962
WILD RISK (FR)b. 1940 [P]
AIMEE (GB)b. 1957
MEDIA LUNA (GB)
b. 1981
STAR APPEAL (IRE)
b. 1970
APPIANI (ITY)b. 1963
STERNA (GER)dkb/br. 1960
SOUNION (GB)
b. 1961
VIMY (FR)b. 1952
ESQUIRE GIRL (IRE)b. 1952

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« 2015-Jun-23, 12:37 PM Reply #32 »
Trained by Dermot Weld for Juddmonte

RAYMONDA F, 2013 {5-j} DP = 2-1-5-0-0 (8) DI = 2.20   CD = 0.63
LONHRO (AUS)
blk. 1998
OCTAGONAL (NZ)
br. 1992
ZABEEL (NZ)
b. 1986
SIR TRISTRAM (IRE)
b. 1971
SIR IVOR (USA)b. 1965 [IC]
ISOLT (USA)b. 1961
LADY GISELLE (FR)
b. 1982
NUREYEV (USA)b. 1977 [C]
VALDERNA (FR)b. 1972
EIGHT CARAT (GB)*
blk. 1975
PIECES OF EIGHT (IRE)
br. 1963
RELIC (USA)blk. 1945
BABY DOLL (GB)dkb/br. 1956 *
KLAIRESSA (GB)
dkb/br. 1969
KLAIRON (FR)b. 1952
COURTESSA (GB)b. 1955
SHADEA (NZ)
br. 1988
STRAIGHT STRIKE (USA)
b. 1977
MR. PROSPECTOR (USA)
b. 1970 [BC]
 RAISE A NATIVE (USA)ch. 1961 [B]
GOLD DIGGER (USA)b. 1962 *
BEND NOT (USA)
b. 1972
NEVER BEND (USA)br. 1960 [BI]
JENNIE SUE (USA)ch. 1961
CONCIA (NZ)
dkb/br. 1978
FIRST CONSUL (USA)
b. 1970
FORLI (ARG)ch. 1963 [C]
BOLD CONSORT (USA)b. 1960
MY TRICIA (NZ)
br. 1974
HERMES (GB)b. 1963
GAY POSS (NZ)ch. 1966
DARING DIVA (GB)
b. 2003
DANSILI (GB)
b. 1996
DANEHILL (USA)
b. 1986
DANZIG (USA)
b. 1977 [IC]
NORTHERN DANCER (CAN)b. 1961 [BC]
PAS DE NOM (USA)br. 1968
RAZYANA (USA)
b. 1981
HIS MAJESTY (USA) b. 1968 [C]
SPRING ADIEU (CAN)b. 1974
HASILI (IRE)*
b. 1991
KAHYASI (IRE)
b. 1985
ILE DE BOURBON (USA)b. 1975
KADISSYA (USA)b. 1979
KERALI (GB)
ch. 1984
HIGH LINE (GB)ch. 1966
SOOKERA (USA)dkb/br. 1975 *
ASPIRING DIVA (USA)
ch. 1998
DISTANT VIEW (USA)
ch. 1991
MR. PROSPECTOR (USA)
b. 1970 [BC]
 RAISE A NATIVE (USA)ch. 1961 [B]
GOLD DIGGER (USA)b. 1962 *
SEVEN SPRINGS (USA)
ch. 1982
IRISH RIVER (FR)ch. 1976
LA TRINITE (FR)ch. 1976
QUEEN OF SONG (USA)
dkb/br. 1979
HIS MAJESTY (USA)
b. 1968 [C]
 RIBOT (GB)b. 1952 [CP]
FLOWER BOWL (USA)b. 1952 *
SONG SPARROW (USA)
b. 1967
TUDOR MINSTREL (GB)br. 1944 [B]
SWOONS TUNE (USA)b. 1962



NOBLE BEQUEST C, 2013 {12-c} DP = 2-1-3-0-0 (6) DI = 3.00   CD = 0.83
LONHRO (AUS)
blk. 1998
OCTAGONAL (NZ)
br. 1992
ZABEEL (NZ)
b. 1986
SIR TRISTRAM (IRE)
b. 1971
SIR IVOR (USA)b. 1965 [IC]
ISOLT (USA)b. 1961
LADY GISELLE (FR)
b. 1982
NUREYEV (USA)b. 1977 [C]
VALDERNA (FR)b. 1972
EIGHT CARAT (GB)*
blk. 1975
PIECES OF EIGHT (IRE)
br. 1963
RELIC (USA)blk. 1945
BABY DOLL (GB)dkb/br. 1956 *
KLAIRESSA (GB)
dkb/br. 1969
KLAIRON (FR)b. 1952
COURTESSA (GB)b. 1955
SHADEA (NZ)
br. 1988
STRAIGHT STRIKE (USA)
b. 1977
MR. PROSPECTOR (USA)
b. 1970 [BC]
RAISE A NATIVE (USA)ch. 1961 [B]
GOLD DIGGER (USA)b. 1962 *
BEND NOT (USA)
b. 1972
NEVER BEND (USA)br. 1960 [BI]
JENNIE SUE (USA)ch. 1961
CONCIA (NZ)
dkb/br. 1978
FIRST CONSUL (USA)
b. 1970
FORLI (ARG)ch. 1963 [C]
BOLD CONSORT (USA)b. 1960
MY TRICIA (NZ)
br. 1974
HERMES (GB)b. 1963
GAY POSS (NZ)ch. 1966
SUPPOSITION (GB)
b. 2004
DANSILI (GB)
b. 1996
DANEHILL (USA)
b. 1986
DANZIG (USA)
b. 1977 [IC]
NORTHERN DANCER (CAN) b. 1961 [BC]
PAS DE NOM (USA)br. 1968
RAZYANA (USA)
b. 1981
HIS MAJESTY (USA)b. 1968 [C]
SPRING ADIEU (CAN)b. 1974
HASILI (IRE)*
b. 1991
KAHYASI (IRE)
b. 1985
ILE DE BOURBON (USA)b. 1975
KADISSYA (USA)b. 1979
KERALI (GB)
ch. 1984
HIGH LINE (GB)ch. 1966
SOOKERA (USA)dkb/br. 1975 *
TOPICALITY (USA)
b. 1990
TOPSIDER (USA)
b. 1974
NORTHERN DANCER (CAN)
b. 1961 [BC]
 NEARCTIC (CAN)br. 1954
NATALMA (USA)b. 1957 *
DRUMTOP (USA)
b. 1966
ROUND TABLE (USA)b. 1954 [S]
ZONAH (USA)b. 1958
SOCIAL LESSON (USA)
dkb/br. 1974
FORUM (USA)
dkb/br. 1967
JAIPUR (USA)dkb/br. 1959
DECOR (GB)ch. 1956
CHERRY RED (USA)
b. 1968
EURASIAN (USA)ch. 1962
CHERIE ROSE (USA)b. 1962


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« 2015-Jun-26, 11:55 AM Reply #33 »

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« 2015-Jun-29, 04:01 PM Reply #34 »
Andaleeb
Armeria
Arewehavingfunyet
Bahamian
Cairn Rouge
Chain Store
Discomatic
Dokki
Fabulous Native
Flare Pass
Fleet Girl
Gangster Of Love
Golden Alibai
Katsura
Lost Virtue
Media Luna
Miss Manon
Mofida
Monroe
Navajo Princess
Nimble Folly
Peace
Populi
Prodigious
Proud Lou
Rockfest
Safe Play
Sookera
Spring Adieu
Sylph
Where You Lead

Brocklesby Betty - Gangster Of Love, Nebraska Tornado, Etoile Entante,  Tates Creek, Sight Seek, Special Duty,
Brimmer Mare - Fleet Girl, Nimble Folly, Populi, Proud Lou, House Proud, Quest For Fame, Ryafan, Wince, Distant Music, Observatory, Skimming, Mizzen Mast, Quiff, African Rose, Spanish Moon, Flintshire,
Coneyskins Mare - Monroe, Xaar, Close Hatches, Senure, Cityscape,
Counsellor Mare - Bahamian, Wemyss Bight, Beat Hollow, Zenda, Oasis Dream, Reefscape,
Curwen Barb Mare - Expelled,
Darley Arabian Mare - Play Safe, Cairn Rouge, Peace, Prodigious, Rockfest, Sanglamore, Suntrap, Sunshack, Tinners Way, Wandesta, Continent, Polish Summer, Powerscourt, Meteor Storm, Zambezi Sun, Ventura, Midships, Proviso, Byword, Frankel, Winsili,
Darcey's Royal Mare - Golden Alibai. Grand Flotilla, Rail Link, Sylph, Price Tag,
Dicky Pierson Mare - Safe Play,  Known Fact, Danehill, Defensive Play, Monzante,
Flying Childers Mare - Proportional,
Graham's Champion Mare - French Glory,
Hollywoods Arabian Mare - Navajo Princess, Dancing Brave, Jolypha, Dowsing, Miserden, Toulon, Redwood,
Hutton's Spot Mare - Distant View,
Leeds Mare - Armeria, Armiger,
Lord Morton's Arabian Mare - Lost Virtue, All At Sea, Light JIg, Twice Over, Timepiece, Mutual Trust,
Old Bald Peg - Toussaud, Chester House, Honest Lady, Chiselling, Empire Maker, First Defence,
Old Lady Mare - Where You Lead, Rainbow Quest, Warning, Tenby, Commander In Chief, Yashmak, Flute, Brian Boru, Passage Of Time, Workforce,
OLd Spot Mare - Chain Store, Katsura, Mofida, Zafonic, Sleep Easy, Urgent Request,  Reams Of Verse, Spanish Fern, Aptitude, Midday, Announce, Prohibit,
Pet Mare - Flare Pass, Bolas, So Factual, Banks Hill, American Post, Heat Haze, Intercontinental, Cacique, Latent Heat, Champs Elysees, Promising Lead, Romantica,
The Massey Mare - Adaleeb, Fleet Girl, Prophecy, Emulous,
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« 2015-Aug-30, 06:50 PM Reply #35 »
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« 2015-Oct-07, 11:15 PM Reply #36 »

Here's lot 230, a son of Frankel out of Heaven Sent bought by Juddmonte for 620,000gns. Photos: Tattersalls


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« 2015-Oct-08, 01:50 AM Reply #37 »
I've seen quite a few Frankels here at Tattersalls in the past couple of days.

Frankely, I've been disappointed with most of them. They're a real bag of mixed lollies - all shapes, sizes and colours.

However, it's not being to fair to the stallion to say his stock are ordinary types, as most of the best are being retained by their breeders.

The Nathaniels have really taken my eye.

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« 2015-Oct-09, 12:43 AM Reply #38 »
Just been to Juddmonte to see Frankel, Kingman and co.

Whatever you might say about his progeny, there's certainly no faulting Frankel as a type.

His handler is his biggest fan. Says that he has no doubt that he would have beaten Black Caviar over 6f.

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« 2015-Oct-09, 01:34 PM Reply #39 »
On the July course maybe but not at Flemington.   :biggrin:

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« 2015-Oct-13, 08:51 AM Reply #40 »
Raymondo makes her debut tonight at the Curragh.   emthup

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« 2015-Oct-13, 10:40 PM Reply #41 »
Outstanding win absolutely outstanding

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« 2015-Oct-13, 10:49 PM Reply #42 »
Very good win but I don't think I would call it outstanding.

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« 2015-Oct-14, 06:19 AM Reply #43 »
Very good win but I don't think I would call it outstanding.

Yes I may have gone a little over the top  :unsu

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« 2015-Oct-15, 11:03 PM Reply #45 »
 Phantara makes her debut tonight unfortunately Vincent Cheminaud has chosen the other Juddmonte inmate from Adre Fabres yard.

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« 2016-Apr-23, 07:32 PM Reply #46 »

Midterm had to work hard to win the Group 3 bet365 Classic Trial at Sandown yesterday but held off Algometer

SANDOWN FRIDAY

SIR Michael Stoute’s Midterm ran out a hard-working winner of the Group 3 bet365 Classic Trial at Sandown yesterday.

Shaken up by Ryan Moore two furlongs from home after Algometer had taken over from longtime leader Dwight D, the son of Galileo seemed to be in control after hitting the front but Algometer proved a more than willing rival and battled away up the hill, going down by a length and a half in the end. It was eight lengths back to High Grounds in third.

At a time when Stoute’s horses are fit enough at an earlier stage than is often the case, this was a workmanlike performance by Khalid Abdullah’s colt, though hardly impressive.

However, this was only Midterm’s second appearance after a debut victory at Newbury as a juvenile and he can only improve.

He is reminiscent of the stable’s Workforce, who also had a very light campaign leading up to a successful tilt at Epsom.

He goes to Chester or York next.


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This had a touch of Imprimatur and Myocard about it on the home turn.


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« 2016-Sep-14, 09:55 AM Reply #49 »
Arrogate-1-360

Arrogate: was bought by Juddmonte in 2014 for $560,000

 PICTU Jessie Holmes/EquiSport Photos

Juddmonte on the hunt for another US star

LOOKING for the next colt with the ability and stallion potential of brilliant Travers Stakes winner Arrogate, Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms jumped back into the upper echelon of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale with trainer Bob Baffert during the opening session on Monday.

Their first selection in the 2016 edition of the world's largest yearling marketplace turned out to be another grey colt with a massive hind end, characteristics for which Arrogate is known.

Offered as hip 174, the son of leading American sire Tapit is the third foal of multiple Grade 2 winner and Grade 1-placed Amen Hallelujah, by Montbrook, and was consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency for Town and Country Farms.

"He's a nice colt - he has a great pedigree, by a top sire and out of a really good race mare. If he runs to his pedigree and his looks, he'll be good," said Juddmonte's North American manager, Garrett O'Rourke, who signed the $600,000 ticket while flanked by the operation's president, Dr. John Chandler, and by European racing manager Lord Grimthorpe.

O'Rourke said Juddmonte's American staff, Baffert and bloodstock agent Donato Lanni combine forces while searching for prospects at Keeneland, with their ultimate goal to pinpoint a Classic-type runner who can win the Kentucky Derby.

"Bob and Donato look at everything, and we look at everything, and we just sit down and I know what will suit our programme. Bob's the one who has to train them, so he has the choice on physicals. We can make suggestions but he's got the ultimate call from the physical point of view," O'Rourke said.

Arrogate has been the standout of the Juddmonte-Baffert buying programme, which began in 2012. The son of Unbridled's Song out of Bubbler, a granddaughter of champion filly Meadow Star, was acquired for $560,000 at the 2014 Keeneland September Sale.

Although Juddmonte and Baffert took their time with Arrogate and he did not make the Classics this year, he is undefeated since his maiden win in June and ran the fastest Travers in the race's 147-year history with 1min 59.36sec for ten furlongs.

Of Juddmonte's objectives, O'Rourke said: "Ideally, when we're looking for colts, you'd love to get a [Kentucky] Derby horse, and Bob's been the best Derby trainer in recent times, so that's what the programme was built around.

"If you can come up with that kind of horse, and you're buying Tapits and Unbridled's Songs, you invariably also have a potential stallion who would be very much in demand, and that's where it all fits together." 
"It's just a matter of quality," he continued. "We run [potential purchases] by Prince Khalid and get our instructions from there."

Abdullah has been very involved with the programme, O'Rourke added. The prince wanted to have a presence in California racing, where Baffert is based, as he had so successfully maintained during his association with the late Bobby Frankel, and he also has been keen to win US Classic races. Juddmonte breeds primarily for turf racing in Europe.

From 2012 through 2015, Juddmonte bought 20 yearlings - all colts except a Tapit filly who now is a member of the farm's broodmare band - for the programme at a total cost of $7,690,000.

O'Rourke emphasised how much Arrogate, who is being aimed at the Breeders' Cup Classic, has meant to the programme.
He said: "It's a great game in that one horse can make the whole event for us.

"We'd obviously bought some nice horses in the past but had had some bad luck, as everyone does. It's not just the good judgement you need when you come to the sales - you have to be lucky.

"We definitely got very lucky with how good [Arrogate] is; no-one can guess how good they're going to be. You can hope, but when they're that good, you feel a bit lucky as well."



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