July 30, 2012, Courtesy of French Daily News
ELUSIVE KATE winning the G1 Prix Rothschild, defeating Top Hwt Mare Worldwide, GOLDEN LILAC as well as IMMORTAL VERSE. Owned by Teruya Yoshida. Courtesy Scoop/Dyga.
After the four consecutive successes of GOLDIKOVA (Anabaa) in the Prix Rothschild (Gr1), Deauville was on the search for a new star and it came in the shape of ELUSIVE KATE (Elusive Quality), the pillar to post winner of this Gr1. At three years of age this is already her third victory at Deauville, after winning the Prix du Calvados-Haras des Capucines (Gr3) and the Prix Six Perfections (L) as a two-year-old, and her fourth on French soil after winning the Prix Marcel Boussac last year.
In the absence of a race leader, William Buick took the initiative to go off in front and the only English runner in the race set up a proper trap for the French horses. The favourite GOLDEN LILAC (Galileo) couldn’t catch the winner when she accelerated and had to be content with second place ahead of MASHOORA (Barathea).
John Gosden was not present at Deauville, but winning jockey William Buick commented: “She was already very good as a two-year-old and her only disappointing run was in the Breeders’ Cup. She wasn’t at her best when second in the Falmouth Stakes last time out [when ridden by Frankie Dettori] but she is tough and she impressed me today.”
ELUSIVE KATE was bought in Keeneland in 2010, for $70,000 and is the first foal out of Goût de Terroir (Lemon Drop Kid) who is the daughter of Regal State (Affirmed), winner of the Prix Morny (Gr1) and second in the Prix Jacques le Marois and Prix de la Salamandre (Grs1).
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On Sunday, July 22nd, FRAGARACH won the Group 3 Toyota Sho Chukyo Kinen in Japan. FRAGARACH is out the of the mare SKIFFLE, who is by TONY BIN out of THE SKEAT, both of whom were sold by Eugenio Colombo.
- ELUSIVE KATE (Rail) G1 Falmouth 071312
In her first start of the year, ELUSIVE KATE ran an impressive race in the Group 1 Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes, which was contested on unfavorable soft ground. After taking the lead 2f out, she was only defeated by half a length, while besting top fillies GOLDEN LILAC and MAYBE, thus solidifying her place as one of the top 3yo fillies in Europe.
ELUSIVE KATE was purchased by Mr. Teruya Yoshida by Eugenio Colombo and returned to John Gosden in Europe after her effort in the 2011 Breeders’ Cup.
The winner of this year’s Group 1 Japanese Derby, DEEP BRILLANTE, carries the lineage of BUBBLE COMPANY, a mare that Eugenio Colombo bought as a broodmare.
While she did not prove to be the best runner of her time, she has more than made up for her shortcomings in the breeding shed, producing Multiple G1 Winner, Champion 2yo Colt and eventual sire, BUBBLE GUM FELLOW. She also produced G1 Placed and two-time ARG Champion Sire, CANDY STRIPES, who sired INVASOR and LEROIDESANIMAUX, not to mention being the broodmare sire of CANDY RIDE. Having the Multiple Graded Winner, SANGUE, as her full sister was an asset as well.
Her daughters have continued her tradition by producing G1W & Ch 2yo Filly SHONAN PEINTRE, G1W THAT’S THE PLENTY, G1P FLIP FLOP and G2W MANIC SUNDAY.
LAKE DROP, a son of LAKE CHARLES, prevailed in Sunday’s Premio Carlo d’Alessio in Rome. Having previously placed second in Listed competition, he was able to save ground and rally for the win, earning his first Black-Type victory. Click below for race replay:
LAKE CHARLES was sold by Eugenio Colombo.
MARCELLINA, the Group 1 winning daughter of MARBYE, took third in the Victoria Mile at Tokyo on Sunday.
MARBYE, sold to Mr. Teruya Yoshida by Eugenio Colombo, has proven to be a valuable broodmare. She has produced G2 Winner GRANDEZZA as well as MARCELLINA.
April 7th, 2012
MARCELLINA, out of MARBYE, put in a game effort, only to be beaten by a neck, in the G2 Sankeisports Hai Hanshin Himba S.
Here is the link to watch the race: http://youtu.be/9Ecu8CsxATY
Eugenio Colombo sold MARCELLINA’s dam MARBYE to Mr. Teruya Yoshida’s Shadai Farm. The dam has also produced G2 Winner GRANDEZZA.
Her dam, BALDWINA, as well as her sire, FALBRAV, were both sold by Eugenio Colombo.
|The deal that saw Sarafina join Teruya Yoshida’s broodmare band in a private purchase from the Aga Khan was handled by Italian-born, Florida-based agent Eugenio Colombo. His list of clients is like an international ‘who’s who’ of the thoroughbred world.
Beyond the Yoshida family and the Aga Khan, other notables include, but by no means are limited to, John Messara, the Wildenstein family, the Wertheimer family, Frank Stronach and Three Chimneys Farm.
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