BOLD SHOW FROM CALYPSO CHOIR

KIRK HOPING FOR A BOLD SHOW FROM CALYPSO CHOIR IN EBF BREEDERS' SERIES FILLIES HANDICAP

 
Thursday July 14th 2016 – The new EBF Breeders’ Fillies’ Series continues on Saturday (July 16th) with races at both Newbury and Newmarket.

Eight runners have been declared for the Bathwick Tyres EBF Breeders' Series Fillies' Handicap over a mile worth £30,000 with trainer Ralph Beckett who recorded five winners last Saturday looking for more success. He saddles Golden Stunner who is bidding to land her hat-trick after wins at Nottingham and most recently at Newmarket.  

Calypso Choir is one of 15 declared runners for the EBF Breeders' Series Fillies' Handicap at Newmarket worth £20,000 over six furlongs. Her rivals include Silver Rainbow who will be looking to follow up on her recent success at Newbury for trainer Charlie Hills.

Calypso Choir finished a close up second on her latest start at Goodwood back in June and her trainer Sylvester Kirk is hoping she can double her winning tally on her seventh start on Saturday.

Sylvester Kirk, trainer of Calypso Choir, said:

"She is in great form, but we have just been waiting for the ground to dry up for her. It is an extremely competitive race but she should give a good account of herself. The faster the ground the better, so I am hoping the rain stays away. The prize-money is great in these EBF Fillies’ Series races so that always helps.”

David Bowe, manager of Littleton Stud, owned by Calypso Choir’s owner, Jeff Smith said:

"The EBF have been instrumental with prize-money and sponsorship over the years and I believe the new EBF Breeders’ Fillies’ Series launched this year is a fantastic idea.  Something like this has been badly needed for a long time, as in the past there have been limited opportunities for three year old and upwards fillies. The prize-money is exceptional and I cannot emphasise enough how much of a success the series has been so far.”

The EBF Breeders’ Fillies’ Series boasts overall prizemoney of £625,000 and has been specifically designed to give valuable opportunities to those fillies that fall just below black type level, encouraging their owners and owner-breeders to keep them in training rather than sell them or retire them.

For further information please contact:
Kerry Murphy, CEO of the European Breeders’ Fund
Phone:  01638 667960 or 07788 497644

Latest News

FAHEY LOOKS TO WIN SECOND JULY CUP
INDIRA TO HEAD TO ASCOT
QATAR INTERNATIONAL RACING FESTIVAL 2016
IRB'S MAX PIMLOTT TO RIDE FOR CHARITY AT YORK
FRENCH PRIZE MONEY TO SURVIVE DESPITE FALL IN REVENUE
CIRRUS DES AIGLES HEADS FOR HONG KONG
EUROPEAN HORSES DOMINATE INTERNATIONAL RACES AT ISTANBUL
Oisin Murphy To Be QIPCO British Champions Series Ambassador For 2015
OXFORD AND CAMBRIDGE FACE NEW RIVALRY ON THE TURF
CON-HORSE-TIONIST
THE MARKEL INSURANCE NASSAU STAKES, GOODWOOD, 2 AUGUST
THE ARTEMIS GOODWOOD CUP, GOODWOOD, THURSDAY 31 JULY 2014
DUEL ON THE DOWNS – KINGMAN VS TORONADO
YORK FURTHER BOOST TO RECORD EBOR PRIZE FUND
QIPCO BRITISH CHAMPIONS SERIES UPDATE THE DARLEY JULY CUP, SATURDAY 12 JULY
CUMANI TEAMS UP WITH DETTORI AGAIN AS AYAAR BIDS TO GIVE HIM A FIRST 666BET BUNBURY CUP VICTORY
LYNAM TO MAKE ANOTHER POWERFUL DARLEY JULY CUP RAID
GABRIEL’S LAD BIDDING TO MAKE GROUP 3 BREAKTHROUGH IN BET365 CRITERION STAKES
SPANISH STAR NOOZHOH CANARIAS SET FOR RETURN VISIT TO NEWMARKET FOR DARLEY JULY CUP
ROYAL HUNT CUP HERO FIELD OF DREAM TO BID FOR CONSECUTIVE 666BET BUNBURY CUP WINS
Witness the very best of British Flat Racing at the first ever ‘Weekend of Champions'
NEWMARKET RACECOURSES TO PAY TRIBUTE TO SIR HENRY CECIL AT MOËT & CHANDON JULY FESTIVAL
BRILLIANT NEW YORK VICTORY SETS AMERICAN SPEEDSTER UNDRAFTED ON DARLEY JULY CUP TRAIL
QIPCO BRITISH CHAMPIONS SERIES UPDATE
QIPCO BRITISH CHAMPIONS SERIES UPDATE
RALPH BECKETT ON HIS INVESTEC OAKS PAIR
QIPCO SPONSOR FALMOUTH STAKES AND DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE STAKES
Hong Kong double as Dan Excel takes Singapore Airlines International Cup
Lucky Nine wins back-to-back KrisFlyer titles
Meydan Racecourse to Replace Synthetic Surface with a Traditional Dirt Track
SINGAPORE: TRACKNOTES – WEDNESDAY 14 MAY 2014
Hong Kong quartet raring to go in Singapore
SINGAPORE: TRACKNOTES - MONDAY 12 MAY 2014
Racing and breeding in Mainland China discussed for the first time at an Asian Racing Conference
Racing and breeding in Mainland China discussed for the first time at an Asian Racing Conference
Asian Racing Conference photo release - Racing and Breeding in Mainland China
High-profile speakers call for international cooperation to battle corruption in sport at Asian Racing Conference
UNDRAFTED HEADS TOP CLASS INTERNATIONAL ENTRY FOR DARLEY JULY CUP
International movement of horses boosted and more can be achieved
European Pattern Committee Chairman says global uniformity on medication needed to protect the Pattern’s integrity
Champions Mile - Wednesday (30 April) track notes
Champions Mile - Tuesday (29 April) track notes
Champions Mile hopefuls caught the eye in today's barrier trials
JOSHUA TREE TAKES ON TREVE IN PRIX GANAY
Royal Ascot Group 2 races closing
Closing Saturday April 26th Belmont Park, New York : May 11th
Closing on Tuesday April 29th : Sandown Park - Saturday July 5th
Connections satisfied after Audemars Piguet QEII Cup barrier draw
Audemars Piguet QEII Cup – Thursday (24 April) track notes
SPANISH COLT NOOZHOH CANARIAS TARGETS QIPCO 2000 GUINEAS AFTER MADRID COMEBACK ROMP
Sanshaawes Carries De Kock Hopes of First Dubai World Cup Victory
Exciting nominations for the G1 Audemars Piguet QEII Cup and G1 Champions Mile
QIPCO BRITISH CHAMPIONS SERIES CONTINUES TO DOMINATE WORLD RACING
Meydan Group Signs Sponsorship Agreement with Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy
LINGFIELD PARK (on Polytrack/All-Weather)

JOSHUA TREE TAKES ON TREVE IN PRIX GANAY

 

Ed Dunlop’s globetrotting Joshua Tree (T Thulliez), who has so far run in 10 different countries during his career will face seven opponents when he lines up in the Group One Prix Ganay at Longchamp on Sunday.

It will not be and easy task for the 7-y-o son of Montjeu as he will be up against last year’s impressive Prix De L’Arc e Triomphe winner Treve (L Dettori) and Cirrus Des Aigles (C Soumillon).

Treve will be making her seasonal debut on Sunday in the one mile two and a half furlong event and  Cirrus Des Aigles will be hoping to go one better than his second in last month’s Dubai Sheema Classic at Meydan.

Also in the line-up will be the Andre Fabre pair of Baltic Baroness (P-C Boudot) and Triple Threat (M Guyon) along with the Pascal Bary-trained Smoking Sun (S Pasquier). Making up the eight runners is Treve’s stable companion Belle De Crecy (T Jarnet).