A Busy Start To The Year

A BUSY START TO THE NEW YEAR

We’ve had a busy start to 2016, with mares foaling, a busy weekend with the ITM stallion trail, Gay being honoured at the ITBA awards with a Lifetime Achievement Award, Mecca’s Angel being awarded the Longines Leading Sprint Filly of 2015 and some winners in Dubai! Here are some pictures of all that’s being going on!

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We were so proud when the superstar filly  Mecca’s Angel (Dark Angel x Folga) was awarded the Longines Award for the Fastest Filly in Europe with a rating of 120. She is credit to her trainer Michael Dods and owner David Metcalfe, who have done a superb job with her.  Her dam Folga will visit Dark Angel again this year and we are eagerly following her two year old sister’s progress with upcoming trainer George Peckham.

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Gay was honoured to be presented with a Life Time Achievement Award at the ITBA awards in The Heritage Hotel. It was a brilliant night, expertly hosted by Leo Powell and organised by the excellent team in the ITBA (Derek Iceton, Joe Foley, Shane O’Dwyer, Kerry and Regina).

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Dark Angel, Gutaifan and Camacho strutted their stuff during the Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Stallion trail. It was a highly successful weekend and we had a great crowd of interested breeders and students through the doors.

 

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Dark Angel has had successful start to the year with some exciting winners in Meydan. Steady Pace thrilled a home crowd when beating Rouleau for a Godolphin 1-2 in the UAE 2,000 Guineas Trial and Fanciful Angel brought home a Dark Angel 1-2 when beating Dark Emerald in Meydan Hotel Handicap last Thursday.

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