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2016 / 2017

Winners and Runners !

LAMLOOM (2014 c Cape Cross – Lulua)  placed twice, wins the Heverlee Maiden Stakes at Ayr, 23rd June.

Owner : Mr Salem Rashid           Trainer :   David O’Meara        Jockey  : D Tudhope

Lamloon winning
Lamloom winning at Ayr. Lulua has a colt foal by FREE EAGLE in 2017

TENNESSEE WILDCAT (b.g 2010 by Khelef ex Windbeneathmywings), wins at Gowran 25th June

Owner: Sean Jones      Trainer: Ger Lyons       Jockey: C.T. Keane

Tennessee Wildcat wins
Tennessee Wildcat wins

Ticonderoga wins Palm Beach

TICONDEROGA winning Palm Beach Stakes. Owner: Woodford Racing. Trainer: Chad Brown. Jockey: Joel Rosario.

TICONDEROGA a 3 y.o. wins Group 3 Palm Beach Stakes, his first run of the year.
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Phangio wins for his new owner Mr Simon Gegg at Chepstow on 2nd November.

PHANGIO wins again at Chepstow on 28th April .... by 23 lengths!!!

Trainer : Matt Sheppard        Jockey : Stan Sheppard


POULINE (2012 f. Dylan Thomas ex Poulkovo) wins for new trainer Pia Göransson at Jägersro on September 22nd 2016, her fourth win in Sweden.



Spader wins impressively at Navan 17/4/16



Spader with winning connections (Sean Jones and family) , trainer Ger Lyons, and his three jockeys!

On 17th April Spader 2013 gelding by Jeremy ex Poulkova wins his first 3 year old race impressively at Navan.

Trainer : Ger Lyons       Jockey : C T Keane        Owner : Sean Jones

now in training in the UK with Dan Skelton
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mywayistheonlyway mywayistheonlyway

Mywayistheonlyway  2013 c. Tamayuz – Soul Custody

wins his first run this year at Doncaster 30.04.16


and wins again comfortably, carrying top weight, at Yarmouth 11.8.16

Trainer : Martyn Meade    Jockey : Fergus Sweeney    Owner : Mr Richard Morcombe

Mr Fiftyone

Mr. Fiftyone jumps clear at the last at Punchestown on 14th May, 2016 for another impressive win, jockey R. M. Power.

Mr Fiftyone connections

Mr Fiftyone’s happy connections, including owner David Bobbitt, trainer Jessica Harrington and jockey R. M. Power. The joy of winning!

Mr. Fiftyone wins again at Punchestown on 1st. June, beating two Gigginstown-owned high class chasers and has won €73,375.00 to date (06 June).

Cool Cat (g. 2006 by One Cool Cat ex Mamara Reef) wins in Singapore 8th May 2016, his seventh career win.

  Trainer : David M Hill       Jockey : Wong Chin Chuen    Owner : Ace-In-The-Hole Stable

Dnaneer 2013 filly by Invincible Spirit ex Lulua finishes a close second at Wolverhampton on 19th April.

Trainer : William Knight      Jockey : M Harley      Owner : Sheikh Abdullah Almalek Alsabah

Mr Fickle
Mr Fickle winning at Plumpton March 2017

Mr Fickle, (g.2009 by Jeremy ex Mamara Reef)
Winner at Plumpton in March 2017, and beaten a head at Windsor in April 2017.
Trainer : G. Moore.     Jockey : Joshua Moore    Owner : Gary Moore Racing.

Estifzazz 2010 g. (Invincible Spirit ex Lulua) finished 2nd on 11/03/17 at AL FELAIJ.


SUMMARY 2015/2016

Nine runners, eight winners of fifteen races, including two Stakes horses from a broodmare band of only seven mares.

Beat that!


In 2015/2016, from Malmo(Sweden) to Mexico and countries in between, we have bred prolific winners all over the Northern Hemisphere (see below), including the highly rated 2 year old ROCKAWAY VALLEY. All sound, tough racehorses.


Rockaway ValleyAIR FORCE BLUE has to beat ROCKAWAY VALLEY, Curragh, 24 May Rockaway Valley
ROCKAWAY VALLEY winning at the Curragh


ROCKAWAY VALLEY (2013 colt by Holy Roman Emperor ex Sharapova). Winner and placed, including second in Gr.2 Railway Stakes, Curragh, 27th June. Owned: Mill House LLC. Trained: Mrs J Harrington. Jockey: Shane Foley. Bred in partnership with Newtown Stud. Now in training in Hong Kong under the name TRAVEL DATUK.
Click here to see pedigree

Rockaway ValleyRockaway Valley coming 2nd to Aiden O'Brien
trained Air Force Blue on his first
Rockaway Valley
Two weeks later, at the Curragh 07 June, Rockaway Valley annihilates the opposition
(Peter Mooney photo).
Rockaway Valley
Rockaway Valley in full stride (Peter Mooney photo)


MYWAYISTHEONLYWAY (C. 2013) by Tamayuz ex Soul Custody. Makes all the running to win on his second start at two; Kempton 25th November 2015. Wins The William Trueman Handicap at Doncaster on his first run of 2016 on 30.04.16. Trainer: Martyn Meade. Jockey : Fergus Sweeney.
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Photo: John Hoy

MR FIFTYONE (G. 2009) by JEREMY ex MAKA has won on the flat, over hurdles and over fences. Trainer: Mrs Jessica Harrington. Owner: Mr David Bobbett. Jockey: R M Power.
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Mr Fiftyone

Mr Fiftyone

TENNESSEE WILDCAT (b.g 2010 by Khelef ex Windbeneathmywings), winner of four races, including Glencairn Stakes (listed), Leopardstown 7th June, 2015. Trainer: Ger Lyons. Owner: Sean Jones. Jockey: C.T. Keane.

Tennessee Wildcat 

Tennessee Wildcat (photo Pete Mooney)

PHANGIO (g. 2009 by Invasor ex Muneera) a stylish jumper, defeating a big field at Roscommon on 9th June 2015. Wins on his second outing for new owner Mr Simon Gegg (Trainer :Matt Sheppard) on 2nd November 2016 at Chepstow. 2nd at Chepstow on 17th April 2017.


Phangio winning Chepstow 2-11-2016


Phangio clearing his last fence to win impressively.

Phangio wins again
PHANGIO wins again! Matt Duffy, daughter liz and grandson Michael Stapleton receiving the Trophy for win at Roscommon, 09 June, 2015
phangio jockey treble
Jockey Brian Cooper celebrates the
third leg of a great treble,
wearing Phagio’s colours!

TEMLETT (b.g. 2004 by Desert Prince ex Bering Down) multiple winner on the flat (including the Ulster Derby) and winner and placed over hurdles, including a race at Warwick in Feburary 2015 at 11 years! Trainer: Richard Phillips. Owner: Mrs June Watts. Jockey: Gavin Sheehan.




MR FICKLE (g.2009 by Jeremy ex Mamara Reef). Winner at 3, 4, 5 and 6 years, including four races on flat and over fences in 2015. Trained G. Moore.

DIABOLICO MOON (c. 2010 by Malibu Moon ex Muneera). Winner of 5 races at Hipodromo de las Americas, Mexico City, including two races in 2015.

POULINE (2012 f. Dylan Thomas ex Poulkovo) winner of three races in Sweden, 2015, including Svenskt Derby Trial, Jägersro on 15th June, 2015. Trainer: Francisco Castro. Wins again – over 3km - for new trainer Pia Göransson at Jägersro on September 22nd 2016.


Pouline (IRE) winner of Svenskt Derby Trial 2015 with connections.

All of the above bred by Matt Duffy, editor of

Two Year Olds of 2017

Colt by Kodiac ex Sharapova. Born 15th May 2015. Half brother to Rockaway Valley and Lottie Dod.

Kodiac colt


colt by KODIAC ex Sharapova (Elusive Quality) . Photo taken Jan 2016.

kodiac colt pedigree

Filly by Jeremy ex Dreamy Lagoon. Born June 7th 2015.

filly by Jeremy 

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Three Year olds of 2017 



Their pedigrees may be viewed by clicking on the following links:



ACRES OF DIAMONDS Sea the Stars ex Soul Custody

Lord Shanakill ex Maka

CLEVER LADY, Big Bad Bob ex Muneera, In training with P.D. Evans

EVIES WISH, Holy Roman Emperor ex Sharapova. In training with W. McCreery


LORD SPEEDY, Lord Shanakill ex Desert of Gold. In training in Italy.

LAMLOOM, Cape Cross ex Lulua. In training with David O’Meara.

Jeremy ex Dreamy Lagoon

Colt by Jeremy

Winners & Runners 2015/2016

MR. FIFTYONE ('09 g. by Jeremy ex Maka), stakes placed winner of three races to date. Trained by Jessica Harrington.
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COMPREHENSIVE ('11 c. by Indygo Shiner ex Muneera). A leading 2.y.o in Sweden in 2013, undefeated in two races.



Undefeated! COMPREHENSIVE wins decisively, two runs, two wins


DIABOLICO MOON (c. 2010 by Malibu Moon ex Muneera). Winner at two, three, four and five (2015).

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LOTTIE DOD (f.2010 by Invincible Spirit ex Sharapova). Bred in partnership with Newtown Stud. Winner and stakes placed, including third in Grade 1 Phoenix Stakes. Owner Mrs J. O'Brien. Retired to Stud.

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LOTTIE DOD (Pat Smullen up), on way to the start, Curragh 19th August, 2012 where she finished 3rd in Group 1 Keeneland Phoenix Stakes. Trainer Charles O'Brien.


"LOTTIE DOD " (Fran Berry up), game winner of competitive handicap at Dundalk, 14 March 2014, carrying second highest weight. Trainer Charles O'Brien.



ESTIFZAAZ (c.2010 by Invincible Spirit ex Lulua).  Winner and placed at two and three years.

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ESTIFZAAZ, easy winner of maided race at Haydock, 22 June, 2013.

Richard Kingscote up.


MARCUS AGUSTUS, (g. 2009 by Holy Roman Emperor ex Lulua). Winner of six races at three, four and five, including in Doha on 17th April 2014. Trained Debbie Mountain in Qatar.

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Marcus Agustus, S. Ladjad up.


Phangio, (g.2009 by Invasor ex Muneera. Winner in 2015 of a Point to Point and a hurdle race. In training in the UK with Matt Sheppard. Owner Mr Simon Gegg.

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Phangio jumping the last


Very close finish. Phangio finishing second on his third outing at Ballinrobe 13th August 2012.


PHANGIO, in Parade Ring, Curragh Racecourse, 30 June, 2013 before Ladies Derby. Miss Sally Ann Grassick up.



MR FICKLE, (g.2009 by Jeremy ex Mamara Reef. Winner and placed. Owner Tony Perkins. Trained G. Moore.

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COOL CAT (g. 2006 by One Cool Cat ex Mamara Reef). Winner of multiple races in Singapore, including two races in 2014/2015.

Young Horses

JERIGO 2012 filly (Jeremy ex Desert of Gold). In training with PJF Murphy.
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UNAMED 2013 gelding (Lord Shanakill ex Maka)

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SPADER 2013 colt (Jeremy ex Poulkovo). In training with Dan Skelton.

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The close relatives:

DIVERSY HARBOUR (2011 filly by Curlin out of Maka's half-sister Motokiks ). Two times Stakes Winner including Buena Vista Stakes Gr2, 2015, Earnings $327,000 to date.

FEELIN GROOVY (2013 gelding by Not Bourbon ex Halo's Gleam. Winner of valuable maiden at Woodbine, Ontario on 28th June, 2015. His first race.

GHOST is CLEAR, (2008 bay colt by Ghostzapper ex Tamweel). Stakes winner of 13 races and $483,700 at three to seven years). Out of half sister to Sharapova.

JUNOOB ('08 g Haafhd ex Faydeh). Group 1 winner of The METROPOLITAN at Randwick, Australia on 4th October, 2014, and eight other races. Family of Lulua.

JUNOOB wins The Bluesquare Winter Derby Trial Stakes Lingfield 25th Feb, 2012


KEERTANA,'06 m. by Johar ex Matokiks. High class Stakes winning mare, incl. close third in Breeders' Cup 2010. Winner of three races in 2011, incl. The Very One Stakes, Gr. 3 and the Grey Goose Bewitch Stakes (Gr 3 turf) at Keeneland on 28 April. Her earnings to date $915,000. In 2012 to date (1st. March), 3rd Endevour Stakes - Gr.3, 2nd. The Very One Stakes -Gr. 3. Total earnings now $1,00,016.00. Her dam is Maka's half sister. 2014 c. foal by TAPIT.

SOLD $1,000,000 Keeneland Jan. 2013

Keertana winning Grey Goose Bewitch Stakes, Keeneland, 28 April 2011

PEINTURE RARE , '08 b.h. Winner of Prix de Pomone Gr. 2 at Deauville 2010. Another close relative of Poulkovo.

PLANTEUR, stakes winner at 2, 3 and 4 years, with earnings of £1.5 million to date. Winner in 2011 of Prix D'Harcourt, Longchamps, Gr. 2, 10th. April 2011 and winner of Prix Ganay, Group 1, at Longchamps 30/04 in record time. Finished third twice in Dubai World Cup, 2012 and 2013. Family of POULKOVO. Sire.

PLANTEUR winning Prix D'Harcourt, Longchamps 10th April, 2011.

POUVOIR ABSOLU, '07 b. h. by Sadler's Wells ex Pine Chip. Multiple Stakes winner in France. Full brother to Poulkovo. Sire.

PRETTY PLEASE (Dylan Thomas), b.filly 2009, half sister to PLANTEUR, winner of Prix de la Croix Pontarme, Chantilly 30/04/2012.

SNOW TOP MOUNTAIN '07 m. by Najran ex Matokiks. High class stakes winner ex Maka's half sister. Ran twenty-four times, seven firsts, eight seconds and twice placed third. Earnings of over $500,000.

SOLD $950,000 Keeneland Jan. 2013


SUPER STORM (family of Lulua), winner of four races at 2 and 3 years, including Indian Derby (Gr. 1), Mumbai, 03 Feb. 2013.

Super Storm (J Fortune Up), winner of The McDowell Signature Premier Indian Derby (Gr.1)

(entourage including Mr Rajesh Narredu, Mrs. R. Rajamma & Trainer S Narredu).

TICONDEROGA a 3 y.o. from the immediate family of Maka wins Group 3 Palm Beach Stakes, his first run of the year (see below).
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Ticonderoga wins Palm Beach

TICONDEROGA winning Palm Beach Stakes. Owner: Woodford Racing. Trainer: Chad Brown. Jockey: Joel Rosario.

Information regarding Mares

In Ireland:

ACRES OF DIAMONDS (2014, b.m. by Sea The Stars ex Soul Custody)
2017 covered by Dragon Pulse 16th March

DESERT of GOLD, (2001, ch. m. by Desert Prince ex Camisha).

   2012 Filly by Jerigo

   2014 Colt : Sold to Italy named Lord Speedy

   2016 Colt by Dragon Pulse, born 2nd April 2016.

   2017 colt by Dragon Pulse born 18/4/17. To visit Famous Name.

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DREAMY LAGOON, (2004, b. m. by Bahri ex Mamara Reef).

   2014 colt (Jeremy)- first foal

  2015 Filly by Jeremy.
  2016 Barren

   2016 to visit Worthadd. Covered 4th May. In foal.


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LULUA, (2000, b. m. by Bahri ex Sajjaya).

  2006 Samba School f. (Sahm) winner of four races and over $200,000

  2009 Marcus Augustus c. (Holy Roman Emperor) placed at two and three years in UK and winner of 3 races at 3 and 4 in Doha. In training with Debbie Mountain.

  2010 Estifzaaz g. (Invincible Spirit) placed at two years and winner and placed at three, 2013.

  2011 My Inspiration f (Invincible Spirit) Placed twice at two years from only three runs, and winner at 3 years.

  2013 Dnaneer f. (Invincible Spirit) in training with William Knight, close 2nd at Wolverhampton on 19/4/2016.

  2014 Lamloon c. (Cape Cross) in training with David O’Meara, placed twice as 3 y.o.

  2015 Barren.

 2017 Colt by Free Eagle. Born 5/5/2017. To visit Free Eagle.

Click here to see pedigree.

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MAKA, (2003, ch. m. by Diesis ex Matoki).

  2008 L'amor de Mi Vida (Haafhd), impressive winner in Rome at 2, his first run.

  2009 Mr Fiftyone (Jeremy) winner of three NH races to date and stakes placed. Trained by Jessica Harrington.

  2013 gelding (Lord Shanakill)

  2014 filly (Lord Shanakill)

  2016 Colt by Americain, born 16th March, 2016.

2017 colt by Hillstar born 20/4/17. To visit Champs Elysees 


Family of KEERTANA and SNOW TOP MOUNTAIN (see above) and DIVERSY HARBOUR (out of Maka's half-sister Motokiks) won Stakes race at Santa Anita Park 8/3/14 and won Buena Vista Stakes GR2 16/2/2015 and 2nd American Oaks GR1 May 14.

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MUNEERA, (1995, ch. m. by Green Dancer ex Hard Knocker).

  2009  Phangio (g.Invasor) winner of a Point to Point and a Hurdle race in 2015. In training with Colin Bowe.

  2014 Clever Lady (Big Bad Bob) in training with David Evans.

 2016 colt by Lord Shanakill 15th April 2016

 2016 barren.

2017 retired.

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POULKOVO, (2001, b. m. by Sadler's Wells ex Pine Chip).

  2012 Pouline (f. Dylan Thomas) placed at 2 years and winner of 3 races in Sweden in 2015, including Svensk Derby Trial, Jägersro in June. In training in Italy.

  2013 Spader (Jeremy) in training with Ger Lyons. Impressive winner at Navan 17/4/16

  2014 Colt (Dragon Pulse). Died in paddock accident.

  2015 Mr Gualano (Worthadd) in training in Rome with Luigi Ricardi

 2016 c. by Fast Company 25/4/2016.

 2016 barren.

2017 covered by French Navy 5th April

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POULINE, filly by Dylan Thomas ex Poulkovo, born 12/03/2012. In training in Italy. Photo taken 06/08/2013. (courtesy of Cathy Grassick).


SCALA ROMANA (f. 2010 Holy Roman Emperor ex Sliding Scale by Sadlers Wells). Winner of two races at three years. Full sister to CAROLINGIAN winner of 7 races at three and four (€53,000). She has a two year old half sister TAFOLAU (by Dylan Thomas) in training with Sir Mark Prescott. Her second dam HIGH AND LOW is a stakes winner and classic placed (2nd in St Ledger).

  2016 Colt by Lord Shanakill, born 23rd February, 2016.

   2017 colt by French Navy born 8/3/17. Covered by Dragon Pulse 29/4/17.

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SHARAPOVA, (b.m. 2003, by Elusive Quality ex Naazeq). 

Winner and placed at two and three years.

   2008 Floriade (f. Invincible Spirit) winner and placed in France

   2010 Lottie Dod (f. Invincible Spirit) Stakes placed at two years, including 3rd in Group 1 Pheonix Stakes and winner and placed at three and four years. Retired to Stud.

   2013 Rockaway Valley (c. Holy Roman Emperor). Winner and placed at 2 years, including 2nd in Group 2 Railway Stakes, Curragh, 27th June.

   2014 filly Evies Wish in training with W McCreery.

   2015 Colt foal by Kodiac. Born 15th May.

   2016 c. by Invincible Spirit born 26/4/2016.

   2017 filly by Free Eagle born 1/5/17

Covered by Gleneagles 12/5/17.

Free Eagle ex Sharapova

Filly by Free Eagle ex Sharapova, at two days old. Born 1st. May, 2017

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Colt foal by HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR ex SHARAPOVA, born 21 March 2013. Photo taken 27 July at Newtown Stud. Courtesy of Cathy Grassick.


LOTTIE DODD as a yearling. Photo taken at Newtown Stud 14th September 2011. Courtesy of Cathy Grassick.

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SOUL CUSTODY (2007 bay filly by Perfect Soul ex Halo's Gleam). Stakes placed winner of seven races and $140,000, including second in Glencairn Stakes, Leopardstown.  Has retired to her owner's Stud. Second dam Anne Campbell. Family of Fasliyev, Kamarinskaya, Misty For Me, Twirl, etc.

   2013 Mywayistheonlyway colt (Tamayuz)

   2014 Acres of Diamonds filly (by Sea The Stars)

   2015 Foaled 20th April, colt by Invincible Spirit, foal died 21st April.

   2017 colt by Tamayuz born 15/3/17.

Covered by Free Eagle 11/4/17.

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SOUL CUSTODY, Fran Berry up (wearing the Editor's colours), pictured at Leopardstown Racecourse, Ireland on 21st. June, 2012, where she finished a close second to the highly rated TAKAR in the Glencairn Stakes (listed). Trained by M. J. Grassick.


Soul Custody enjoying her retirement from racing, grazing on natural Wicklow pasture at Allthoroughbred Stud, Ireland" Photo taken 25th July, 2012.

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Soul Custody's full brother, Soul Gleam, winning a maiden by 9 lengths! His second start”

Photo courtesy of Charles E. Fipke, his Owner and Breeder.


Editor's Favourites (Links)

Ray Paulick, former Editor of "The Blood Horse". All the news from the Bloodstock world, and links to all the sites you will ever want to visit.


Equidaily - Comprehensive news and links to equine related sites.


The Irish Field - leading Irish racing & breeding weekly

BRIS (Bloodstock Research Information Service) - A prime source of news, results and statistics.


Coverage of Irish Racing - Entries and programs for Irish racing. Results for Irish & English race meetings. "Horse Tracker" facility.


DRF (Daily Racing Form) - U.S. Racing and Sports Daily.


Drudge Report - General news headlines. Links to world-wide newspapers.


Del Mar Thoroughbred Club - Their pedigree database is invaluable for checking pedigrees and creating hypothetical matings.


Equibase - Comprehensive U.S. racing results, "Horse Tracker" service. etc.


Equineline - Subscription service for broodmare and racehorse portfolios. All kinds of reports available on Pedigrees, Sales, Results, etc.


Google - Search engine


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Sacred Space - For when you feel like praying.


The Blood Horse - Prestigious U.S. publication.


Updated "horse" news from around the world


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Thoroughbred Champions - Classy site, well-written articles on Racing and Breeding.


Weatherbys - Keepers of the Stud Book. Comprehensive links to Irish and U.K. equestrian industry sites (trainers. stud farms, etc.)


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POULINE (2012 f. Dylan Thomas ex Poulkovo), winner in Sweden, April 2015. Trained by Francisco Castro. Photo shows her in winners enclosure with her happy connections.