Singing his praises It's fair to say that when Singspiel
died in 2010 obituaries led on his glittering racing career rather than his achievements at stud.
was an outstanding racehorse, perhaps the first horse truly international championship having won Group One races in Canada, Japan and Europe, and he went on to score a remarkable victory at Nad Al Sheba beating American heavyweight Siphon.
Following his one and a quarter length defeat by Pilsudski at Woodbine in October, Singspiel
went on to land the pounds 1m Japan Cup in Tokyo where he had Helissio one and a half lengths behind him.
could confirm just what an internationalist he is when ex-Irish-trained daughter Megaspiel runs in the Grade 3 Hillsborough Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs in America.
The daughter of Halo died in 2003 but her influence remains a constant presence thanks to the ongoing success of the pensioned Rahy and deceased Singspiel
, as well as her grandson, Godolphin's Group 1 winner Campanologist.
Our Newmarket mole has always been very sweet on the daughter of Singspiel
and reports that she is moving exceptionally well at home.
Britain had won the last two renewals with Singspiel
and Pilsudski but Godolphin's Faithful Son finished seventh with the Clive Brittain-trained Luso last of the 15 runners.
, the would-be Turf favorite who broke down in training, is scheduled to stay at Hollywood Park until late this month and then go to Dalham Hall Stud in England for breeding.
When he won it for the second time he was firmly established among the middle-distance elite, but in 1997 he was a 16-1 outsider ranged alongside the likes of Arc winner Helissio, globetrotting superstar Singspiel
and Breeders' Cup hero Pilsudski.
The raiders will be attempting to follow the example set by past British winners, Jupiter Island, trained like Luso by Brittain, the Dettori-ridden Singspiel
, and Kinane's mount Pilsudski 12 months ago.
, who fractured a leg on the eve of the Breeders' Cup, has recovered well enough to return to Britain today.
Five of the seven betting favorites won Saturday, including Chief Bearhart, who backed into that role when European superhorse Singspiel
was injured in a workout Thursday.