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Trending News in TDN Europe

1. Pedigree Insights: Andrew Caulfield on Godolphin's Blue Point (Ire) and Shamardal (USA)

"As Shamardal’s fastest son, Blue Point would have obvious appeal as a stallion, especially when Shamardal has already been responsible for a very successful stallion in Lope de Vega (Ire)."

2. Feature: Amy Lynam chats to Paddy Twomey who trains near Golden, Co. Tipperary

“I didn’t have any owners to start with, and it was going to be hard to promote myself as a trainer if I’d never trained before. I wasn’t afraid to back my own judgement and I was happy to buy horses to race myself.”

3. Video: Eddie Lynam reflects on Sole Power's (GB) career and subsequent retirement

"Sole Power was 100% sound when he retired but he wasn't the same horse he had been at his peak. So we decided to let him have a well earned retirement."

Trending News in TDN America

1. Feature: Mark and Justin Casse share their insights on leading GI Kentucky Derby contender War of Will (USA) (War Front {USA})

"I’ve said this many times, good horses can win when everything goes their way. Great horses can win when things don’t go their way. Normally when I go into a race, I say, “Well, if things work out, we have a shot to win.” With him I just … I feel like it doesn’t really matter. He can overcome adversity, which is a great feeling."

2. Feature: Chris McGrath interviews Accelerate's (USA) breeder, Mike Abraham

"For whatever reason there are always a bunch of them, later in that sale, that start falling through the cracks. I was just in the right place at the right time.”

3. Feature: Sid Fernando discusses the potential of stallions by non-elite sires

"The bottom line is that these types of stallions offer Grade l race records and top physicals with discounts on stud fee, and history has shown that shrewd breeders can take advantage of price and sometimes go to the bank with them."