Yulong Baobei – Tipperary, July 9th, Excelebration Tipperary Stakes (Listed)
After Mr. Zhang having a very busy week purchasing at the Tattersalls Newmarket July Sale, it was great to have Mr Zhang in attendance with Eric Koh and Ms. Ma to see YULONG BAOBEI put up such an impressive performance when winning the Coolmore sponsored Excelebration Tipperary Stakes (Listed). She was most impressive and she looks like a filly with a big future sprinting. Her next engagement is likely to be the Gr3 Curragh Stakes on August 20th.
Ebasani – Fairyhouse, July 10th, Dublin´s Q102 Apprentice H´cap
We finally found the key to EBASANI, who won in good style at Fairyhouse, under an excellent ride from Conor McGovern. It has been quite a wait for Paul Rooney to see this fellow win – there is not a more patient or understanding owner in the game, and it was great Paul was there to lead him in. Hopefully it is onwards and upwards from here.
IRISH OAKS WEEKEND – THE CURRAGH
All our runners over the Oaks weekend, 1 on Saturday and 4 on Sunday finished in the money. After the great effort from TOSCANINI (3rd – Friarstown Stud Minstrel Stakes, Gr2) and another very promising 2nd from HUNAINA in a very good 2-year-old fillies maiden (QIPCO EBF Maiden), it was ASBURY BOSS who got his head in front after a brilliant front running display – he benefited from a well judged ride from Shane Foley. It was great that Nicky and Catherine Hartery, the owners and breeders, were present to see him win. A visit to Galway is likely to be on the cards for him now.