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France: Romanised Rules Again

Ken Condon’s Irish 2000 Guineas winner added another Group 1 when he won the Prix Jacques Le Marois in impressive style in Deauville. Romanised gained ownership of the leader’s yellow jersey in the highly volatile race to become Europe’s top miler of 2019 when gaining a superb victory for Ireland in the Group 1 Prix … Read more France: Romanised Rules Again

Condon’s Romanised returns to his best in Prix Jacques le Marois

Europe has been searching for a leader for its older mile division and in Romanised – who streaked to an impressive success in one of the most reliable indicators in the calendar – it may transpire that the answer was hiding in plain sight. Adding a Prix du Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard Jacques Le Marois to his Classic … Read more Condon’s Romanised returns to his best in Prix Jacques le Marois

Romanised wins the Minstrel Stakes at the Curragh Racecourse

Romanised wins the Minstrel Stakes at the Curragh Racecourse

Watch the full replay of the 2019 Minstrel Stakes at the link below.     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlzPNfBFX7A  

Romanised’s Classic coup proves actions speak louder than words for Condon. Richard Forristal meets the erudite Irish Guineas-winning trainer

Romanised classic coup proves actions speak louder than words. Ken Condon, who achieved a milestone first Classic victory when Romanised won the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas

NEWS: Ken Condon buys famous Osborne Lodge yard

KEN Condon hopes to take his career to a new level after finalising the purchase of Osborne Lodge on the Curragh.

Condon (42), who won the Irish 2000 Guineas with Romanised a fortnight ago and is aiming his stable star at the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot, has been renting Ridge Manor Stables in Rathbride but will move in with his wife Pauline and two daughters to their new home and training facility at the end of the year.Read more NEWS: Ken Condon buys famous Osborne Lodge yard

Ken Condon advertises Ireland’s strength in depth

This week’s Monday Outlook column reflects on the Irish Guineas Festival at the Curragh where two trainers earned their first classic wins

IT is remarkable to think that when Romanised rattled down the outside to win the Irish 2000 Guineas on Saturday, he was giving his trainer Ken Condon his first win in Ireland since July 29th last year – when Ice Cold In Alex won a five-furlong handicap at the Curragh.Read more Ken Condon advertises Ireland’s strength in depth

Condon’s classic calling

Last Saturday was a memorable one for Ken Condon when he trained his first classic winner with Romanised as he told Daragh Ó Conchúir Read more Condon’s classic calling

First Classic for Condon with Romanised

Romanised delivered a 25/1 shock in the Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas at the Curragh for Ken Condon beating the Ballydoyle pair U S Navy Flag and Gustav Klimt

TATTERSALLS IRISH 2000 GUINEAS

IN a spectacular and memorable upset, which the Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas hasn’t seen since days for many years, Romanised put it all together when it really mattered to give Ken Condon and Shane Foley a victory of epic proportions.Read more First Classic for Condon with Romanised

Success Days Stars at York

Success Days beat Mondialiste in the Group 2 feature at York; Nyaleti ran away with Ascot’s juvenile Group 3

THE admirable Success Days enjoyed a well-deserved day in the sun after producing a tremendous front-running display in the Group 2 Sky Bet York Stakes.Read more Success Days Stars at York

Elusive Beauty makes successful Carlisle raid

“She’s run 18 times now and picked up prize-money 16 times, so she’s been a great filly for us”

THE Ken Condon-trained Elusive Beauty lunged late to win the Listed Eternal Stakes at Carlisle on Wednesday.

A three-year-old daughter of Elusive Pimpernel, the 11/2 chance finished powerfully under jockey Danny Tudhope to deny 7/4 favourite Bletchley by half a length.Read more Elusive Beauty makes successful Carlisle raid

Newsletter stars at Nottingham

Ken Condon’s Newsletter looks another Irish-trained candidate for the new Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot after her listed win

NOTTINGHAM SATURDAY

THERE was another Irish-trained winner cross-channel on Saturday when Ken Condon’s raider Newsletter struck for the younger generation in the Listed EBF Stallions Weatherbys General Stud Book Kilvington Fillies’ Stakes at Nottingham.Read more Newsletter stars at Nottingham

Mamba Noire lives up to hype

Mamba Noire could run in the Queen Mary at Royal Ascot; in-form Fozzy Stack trained another winner, A Little Bit Me

THERE was plenty of chat about Ken Condon’s newcomer Mamba Noire at Cork on Saturday and the Wootton Bassett filly, who was backed from 10/1 the previous evening into 6/1 last Saturday morning, lived up to the hype to put herself under consideration for the Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot.Read more Mamba Noire lives up to hype