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Le 18 September 2014, 07:50 dans Humeurs 0

Every new Flat racing season sees the fascination of a new crop of thoroughbreds. Although each generation of racehorses is celine box restriced to a single Classic campaign, the year-round frenzy of buying bloodstock does see history repeat itself. Read on for more...

The already heady bloodstock market reached new heights at Keeneland Sales in Lexington, Kentucky in 1985 when a group of Irishmen accompanied by a big-spending entourage headed by the businessman Robert Sangster paid $13.1 million for a son of Northern Dancer that was subsequently named Seattle Dancer. The syndicate outbid the Maktoum family of celine outlet Dubai to acquire the colt on behalf of Coolmore, a stud then only ten years old but already the largest and most internationally minded breeding establishment.

In celine boston tote the mid 1970's Coolmore principal John Magnier had outlined his plans for the stud in a rare interview.

"If we keep stallions here and stand them very a short time we would be buying tenth-rate stallions " and when we went to the yearling sales nobody would want our produce," he said. "We have got to avail ourselves of the outside markets and stand stallions which will have international appeal as well."

That evening at Keeneland was all part of the Coolmore masterplan and those who had known Magnier, a tall imposing figure with a steely gaze, from an early age never doubted that he was going to be a big success in life. Magnier grew up at Grange Stud close to Fermoy in Co Cork in an area that had been synonymous with National Hunt breeding for years. Born on February 10 1948, and educated privately at Glenstal Abbey in Co Limerick, he left school aged 15 following the death of his father Tom.

He helped his mother Evie (whose sister Mimi was married to the late former Jockey Club senior steward celine trapeze handbag Lord Manton) run Grange Sud, and visitors to the farm recall seeing a young John Magnier milking the family's dairy herd. The Magnier family had bred National Hunt horses since the 1850s and Grange Stud's stallions had included Cottage, who died aged 24 in January 1942 and posthumously sired Vincent O'Brien's triple Cheltenham Gold Cup winner, Cottage Rake.

The O'Brien family from Churchtown and the Magniers went back a long way. Evie Magnier had been chief bridesmaid celine luggage tote at Vincent's wedding in 1951, so it was very appropriate that, John married O'Brien's daughter Susan in 1975. The couple now have five children.

Vincent O'Brien has been breeding winners since long before Coolmore existed and he has said of Magnier: "He is a man of exceptional ability; he thinks big, deals shrewdly, and is most knowledgeable about bloodlines and everything to do with the stud business. John is so able I feel he would have reached the top of whatever profession he chose, and our very close association has celine cabas bag been the greatest pleasure to me - it is a joy to work with someone of his calibre."

That admiration is mirrored, with Magnier saying of O'Brien: "Not only would I describe him as a great trainer - he is on a plane apart when it comes to breeding matters - Vincent can compete with anybody in buying on looks alone. He could, I am certain, pick a potential winner, even a future champion, without even looking at the pedigree. Nobody before Vincent, or likely to come after him, could ever match his knowledge of pedigrees and bloodlines. It's uncanny really."

Magnier took charge of Grange Stud and soon afterwards bought Castle Hyde Stud nearby. By the mid-1970s the ambitious young man was building up a thriving operation. Further north, Tim Vigors was developing Coolmore Stud and in 1973 invited Vincent O'Brien, whose Ballydoyle stable was just a few miles away, to become a partner.

Following a divorce, Vigors wished to move out of Ireland and dropped out of the Coolmore partnership. O'Brien recruited Magnier as Coolmore manager as he regarded him as "the most capable young man in Europe for the job." Magnier had met Vernon's football pools heir Robert Sangster through bloodstock agant Jack Doyle at Haydock in 1971 when in Britain to buy Green God to stand at Castle Hyde. Sangster was impressed by the young Irishman and supported Green God.


In January 1975 the existing Coolmore partnership announced an amalgamation with Sangster and Magnier to form the Coolmore, Castle Hyde and Associated Studs. The manager of Castle Hyde, Gay O'Callaghan, helped manage the new operation with Magnier, while other early key members of staff included Bob Lanigan, later to become general manager, and former jockey Tommy Stack, as well as Magnier's brothers David, who continues to run the family's Grange Stud, and Peter

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Le 18 September 2014, 07:46 dans Humeurs 0

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This brand new twist in their magical comedy empire is indicative of why Penn and Teller continue to be successful. They seem to understand how to sustain their primary comedy strengths, while successfully integrating new and fresh material that nobody else has tried. They are genuinely an entertainment icon!