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   In this series, the TDN takes a look at notable successes of European-based sires in North America. This week’s column is highlighted by a trio of victories for Seth Klarman’s Klaravich Stables and trainer Chad Brown.


Klaravich Filly Earns Listed Badge

Chad Brown saddled Tampa Bay maiden winner Oversubscribed (GB) (Too Darn Hot {GB}) in the Listed Wild Applause Stakes in the Belmont at the Big A meeting in June, and the Klaravich Stables-owned filly waltzed to a 3 1/4-length victory (video).

The two-for-three daughter of Listed Rosemary Stakes heroine and two-time UAE group-placed Zurigha (Ire) (Cape Cross {Ire}) was bred by Rabbah Bloodstock, Ltd. Offered by Barton Sales at Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Sale in 2022, the filly was purchased for 400,000gns by Mike Ryan, acting for Seth Klarman’s operation. Zurigha’s latest produce is a yearling colt by Dark Angel (Ire), and this is the family of G3 Chartwell Fillies’ Stakes winner Lily’s Angel (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}) and Labeling (GB) (Frankel {GB}), both placed at the highest level in Ireland and Japan, respectively. Second dam Noyelles (Ire) (Docksider) is a half-sister to the Group 3-winning bluehen In Clover (GB) (Inchinor {GB}).

Darley’s Too Darn Hot (GB) has enjoyed an outstanding year internationally with a brace of Classic winners to date and a Group 1-winning Australian-bred juvenile, and Oversubscribed is his 10th stakes winner and first in the U.S. He’s sired two winners from three runners in that jurisdiction (66%).


OVERSUBSCRIBED pushes down the stretch for Flavien Prat’s THIRD win of the day in the Wild Applause Stakes for Chad Brown!

— NYRA () (@TheNYRA) June 22, 2024


Blue Point Gelding Graduates At Second Asking

Klaravich Stables and Chad Brown also teamed up to win another New York race that same day, with Vesting (Ire) (Blue Point {Ire}) (video). The 3-year-old gelding was making his second start.

Bred by Mrs. Sally Rowley-Williams, the bay brought €215,000 as a Goffs November foal when acquired by JC Bloodstock from the Limekiln Stud draft. Sent through the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 1 by Kilminfoyle House Stud in 2022, the son of the late Wild Child (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) caught the eye of Mike Ryan to the tune of 190,000gns. Herself a daughter of Renaissance Stakes victress Beauty Bright (Ire) (Danehill), Wild Child foaled a Starspangledbanner (Aus) colt, and a yearling filly by Space Blues (Ire) before her death in 2023.

Half of Blue Point’s four U.S. runners are winners (50%), with GI Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint hero Big Evs (Ire) the star of the show. The Darley stallion has six worldwide stakes winners, with Irish Classic hero Rosallion (Ire) his other top-flight winner.


Another Klaravich Runner Graduates In New York

Less than a week after the victories of Oversubscribed and Vesting, Klaravich and Brown prevailed again, this time with Dubawi (Ire) 4-year-old filly Risk Threshold (Ire), who broke her maiden in her third start (video).

Alan Spence bred the second offspring of G2 Temple S. scorer Priceless (GB) (Exceed And Excel {Aus}), who cost 400,000gns from the Watership Down Stud consignment during Book 1 of the 2021 Tattersalls October sale. The dam’s 3-year-old filly Fifth Avenue (GB) (No Nay Never) was a 200,000gns buy-back at Book 1 in 2022, and Priceless also has the juvenile colt Miraculous (Ire) (Too Darn Hot {GB}). Her latest foal is a yearling colt by Sea The Stars (Ire). The 2002 G1 Tattersalls Gold Cup winner Rebelline (Ire) (Robellino) is under the fourth dam.

At the time of writing, 43 of Darley stallion Dubawi’s 83 North American runners have won (52%). A total of 22 of those (26%) have won at least one stakes race, with 17 (20%) advertising their talents at graded level. His most decorated offspring in that sphere is four-time Grade I winner In Italian (GB).


Centuria Strikes Beneath The Twin Spires

Blue Devil Racing Stable’s Centuria (Ire) (Advertise {GB}) won at Churchill Downs for trainer Dale Romans at the end of June (video).

Bred by Rathbarry Stud, the 3-year-old filly was a €300,000 Goffs Orby yearling when bought by David Hayden for Blue Devil Racing. From four Irish starts for trainer Joseph O’Brien, she was runner-up twice. The first foal out of her winning dam Treeline (GB) (Champs Elysees {GB}), Centuria is followed by the unraced 2-year-old filly Believeth (Ire) (Acclamation {GB}), who was a €55,000 Goffs Orby graduate when snapped up by Jackman Bottom Trading Company. Her dam is a half-sister to G3 Prix Quincey winner Stunning Spirit (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}), while her granddam Stunning View (Dynaformer) is a full-sister to dual Group 1 winner Rainbow View.

Manton Park Stud’s Advertise has two winners from four runners in America (50%). With his eldest crop just 3-year-olds, his top runner to date is G3 Musidora S. heroine Secret Satire (GB), who is entered in the GI Belmont Oaks Invitational Stakes on Saturday.


Repeat Winners:

Godolphin’s Ottoman Fleet (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) is becoming a Making Waves regular, as he landed last year’s GII Fort Marcy Stakes, before taking the GIII Arlington Stakes at Churchill Downs this year. The 5-year-old gelding added the GII Wise Dan Stakes to his resume near the end of June for trainer Charlie Appleby (video).

Big Everest (GB) (The Gurkha {Ire}), who races for Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Steven Rocco and William Branch, starred in a Belmont at the Big A affair last month for trainer Christophe Clement (video). He took the Danger’s Hour Stakes in 2023.

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