They are going to find it difficult to hold their places in the future now she has gone, but Winx's connections are riding high in the TRC Global Rankings after the all-time great mare’s farewell victory at Randwick on Saturday helped them to two awards in our Performers of the Week series.
Just two weeks after his last triumph as our TRC Sire of the Week (after Triple Crown filly Almond Eye's magnificent victory in the Dubai Turf), the mighty Lord Kanaloa has done it again! And it looks as though he could have another world-class superstar to represent him this year.
In a quiet corner of Ballylinch Stud, there lies a succinct reminder of the powerful heritage that supports the stud as it moves forward into its 105th year. It comes in the simple form of an array of horse shoes, each representing those major names associated with the McCalmont era and displayed within the stallion box built specifically for the arrival of The Tetrarch in 1915.
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