Decorated Knight’s 2020 book bolstered by Arqana purchases

9th December 2019

A stakes-placed mare in foal to the much missed Roaring Lion and a half-sister to leading sire Mastercraftsman were among our purchases at the Arqana December Sale. Star O...

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Champion Mince joins BDS; to visit Decorated Knight

2nd December 2019

We were delighted to add Champion Sprinter Mince to our broodmare band at Tattersalls on December. The daughter of Medicean was acquired out of the Rothschild family's Wa...

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Decorated Knight colt makes 190,000gns at Tattersalls

29th November 2019

Fresh from an excellent showing at the Goffs November Sale, Decorated Knight was again to the fore on Friday as the sire of a colt who made 190,000gns at Tattersalls in Newma...

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G1 winner Gilt Edge Girl joins BDS; will visit Decorated Knight

22nd November 2019

Brilliant sprinter Gilt Edge Girl has joined Blue Diamond Stud in partnership with the Irish National Stud following her €200,000 sale at the Goffs November Sale on Thursda...

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€66,000 colt caps big week at Goffs for Decorated Knight

19th November 2019

A successful week at Goffs for Decorated Knight concluded on Tuesday with the sale of a colt out of Nazli for €66,000 to Hillwood Bloodstock. Decorated Knight x Nazli. P...

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Decorated Knight proves popular at Goffs

18th November 2019

Decorated Knight enjoyed a strong showing at the Goffs November Sale on Monday as sire of several of the day's highlights. Decorated Knight colt out of Belova. Photo: Amy ...

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Decorated Knight to stand for €9,000 in 2020

8th November 2019

A fee of €9,000 has been set for our multiple Group 1 winner Decorated Knight in 2020. Decorated Knight: will stand for €9,000. Photo: Bronwen Healy. Our homebred...

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Decorated Knight well represented at Goffs November Foal Sale

16th October 2019

Ten well-related foals are entered to represent multiple Group 1 winner Decorated Knight at the upcoming Goffs November Sale. Photo: Irish National Stud CLICK HERE TO V...

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Son of top 2yo to represent Decorated Knight at Foal Sale

14th October 2019

A Decorated Knight colt out of the top-class Princess Noor will come under the hammer as Lot 955 from Norelands Stud on day three of this year's Tattersalls December Foal Sal...

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Half-brother to Aljazzi heads exciting Decorated Knight arrivals

27th April 2019

Blue Diamond Stud are very proud to welcome a Decorated Knight half-brother to our record-breaker Aljazzi. Aljazzi's half-brother by Decorated Knight. Photo: Equuis Images...

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Another smart Decorated Knight foal for Blue Diamond

Blue Diamond welcomed another excellent representative of Decorated Knight late last month in a fine colt foaled by Missy O'Gwaun. The strong colt is the sixth foal out of...

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Galileo and Justify on the dance card of BDS broodmare band

1st April 2019

The Racing Post speaks to Tony Nerses about this year's breeding schedule CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON THE RACING POST WEBSITE Blue Diamond Stud in Ne...

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Another exceptional Decorated Knight foal for BDS

24th March 2019

Blue Diamond Stud welcomed yet another exceptional foal from the first crop of Decorated Knight on 10 March in a filly out of May Rose, a winning three-parts sister to Group ...

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Dawn Of Hope foals smashing Decorated Knight filly

15th February 2019

Blue Diamond Stud received a very special Valentine's Day present this week in the arrival of a smashing filly out of Dawn Of Hope. She is yet another smart foal from the ...

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Smart Decorated Knight colt for G3 winner Shaden

10th February 2019

The past few days has featured the arrival of a pair of very smart foals from the first crop of our multiple Group 1 winner Decorated Knight. Our Group 3 Firth Of Clyde St...

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BDS welcomes first foal by Decorated Knight

8th February 2019

The first foal by our multiple Group 1 winner Decorated Knight has arrived at Blue Diamond Stud. Born on Monday, the colt is out of Arwa, a winning half-sister to lege...

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First foal for Decorated Knight is a ‘striking, strong, well made’ colt

16th January 2019

Bechmann Stud has welcomed the first foal by our multiple Group 1 winner Decorated Knight, a colt out of Charming Loza. Decorated Knight The colt was described by Hanne...

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Decorated Knight to stand for €12,000 in 2019

9th November 2018

A fee of €12,000 has been set for our multiple Group 1 winner Decorated Knight in 2019. Our homebred son of Galileo, a close relation to Champion sire Giant's Causeway wh...

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First mares scanned in foal to Decorated Knight

8th March 2018

We are delighted to announce that each of the first four mares covered by our multiple Group 1 winner Decorated Knight have been scanned in foal. They are: Cosmopoli...

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2017 year in review: a year Decorated with celebrations

5th February 2018

IT was only fitting that ten years on from Authorized’s championship Derby-winning season that Blue Diamond Stud should again hit Group 1 heights with a horse that lit u...

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Another accolade for Decorated Knight

4th February 2018

Decorated Knight gained another accolade on Friday when named Britain's highest earning Flat horse of 2017 by Team British Racing. Tony Nerses was on hand in Newmarket to col...

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Decorated Knight settling in well at the Irish National Stud

22nd December 2017

Decorated Knight looked a picture at the Irish National Stud on Thursday. Part-owner Imad Al Sagar, who bred the colt with Saleh Al Homaizi, took time to visit his homebred...

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Top 2yo Princess Noor added to Decorated Knight’s first book

20th December 2017

We are delighted to announce the addition of our top-class two-year-old Princess Noor to the first book of Decorated Knight. Princess Noor was one of the best two-year-...

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Strong home support for Decorated Knight; Tony Nerses chats to the Racing Post

17th December 2017

Martin Stevens of the Racing Post caught up with Tony Nerses to discuss Decorated Knight's first book of mares. From the Racing Post, December 15 2017: "Blue Diamond...

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Deserved win for Decorated Knight’s half-sister Ambrosia

1st December 2017

Newcastle was the scene of an important result for Blue Diamond Stud on Thursday when homebred Ambrosia, a half-sister to none other than Decorated Knight, got off the mar...

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Decorated Knight to stand for €15,000

14th November 2017

Decorated Knight will stand his first season at the Irish National Stud at a fee of €15,000, it was announced on Saturday. "Decorated Knight owns the distinction of being...

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Decorated Knight to stand at the Irish National Stud

7th November 2017

We are delighted to announce that Decorated Knight will retire to stand at the Irish National Stud at the end of the season. Decorated Knight has provided us with many wond...

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Decorated Knight confirmed for Breeders’ Cup Turf

30th October 2017

Decorated Knight will take his chance in the Breeders' Cup Turf rather than the Mile, it was confirmed on Monday. Andrea Atzeni will take the ride and he will break from stall...

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Decorated Knight wins the Irish Champion Stakes

10th September 2017

Homebred Decorated Knight turned in a tremendous performance to win the Group 1 Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown on Saturday, swooping from the back of the field to w...

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Decorated Knight to run in G1 Irish Champion Stakes

6th September 2017

Decorated Knight will be on his travels again later this week when he heads to Ireland to contest the Group 1 QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown. Our homebred ...

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Decorated Knight bidding to add to G1 haul in Juddmonte International

17th August 2017

Decorated Knight's high-flying season will continue on Wednesday when he lines up in the Group 1 Juddmonte International at York. Our homebred son of Galileo has won two Gr...

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Tremendous performance by Decorated Knight at Royal Ascot

22nd June 2017

Homebred Decorated Knight confirmed his position among the world's elite mile and a quarter performers at Royal Ascot on Wednesday with a tremendous run behind Highland ...

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Homebred Decorated Knight wins G1 Tattersalls Gold Cup

29th May 2017

Decorated Knight continued a momentous season at the Curragh on Sunday when capturing the Tattersalls Gold Cup to bag his second Group 1 victory of the year. With the C...

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‘A Knight to remember for Blue Diamond team’

25th March 2017

Emma Berry of The TDN caught up with Saleh Al Homaizi, Imad Al Sagar and Tony Nerses ahead of Decorated Knight's run in the Group 1 Dubai Turf at Meydan on March 25. Th...

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Homebred Decorated Knight wins the G1 Jebel Hatta

4th March 2017

Decorated Knight turned in an impressive performance to land to take the Jebel Hatta at Meydan on Saturday, sweeping past the majority of the field under Andrea Atzeni to land...

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Winning stakes return for Decorated Knight

4th February 2017

Decorated Knight returned a winner on Saturday for Roger Charlton when gamely holding off Arab Spring to take the Listed Winter Derby Trial Stakes at Lingfield. The hom...

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2016 year in review: Dawn Of Hope for BDS as Decorated Knight leads the way

28th December 2016

2016 was a year when homebred Decorated Knight blossomed into a Group winner with Group 1 pretensions and two generations of Blue Diamond Stud breeding came to the fore th...

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Decorated Knight in great form ahead of Arlington Million

11th August 2016

Decorated Knight is in excellent form ahead of his bid in Saturday's Grade 1 $1,000,0000 Arlington Million at Arlington Park. Roger Charlton reported that our homebred ...

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Decorated Knight impressive winner of the Meld Stakes

14th July 2016

Decorated Knight confirmed he was a colt on the major upgrade on Thursday with an impressive victory in the Group 3 Meld Stakes at Leopardstown. Held up by George Bak...

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Smooth Festival Stakes win for homebred Decorated Knight

21st May 2016

Homebred Decorated Knight gained a deserved success in stakes company on Saturday when the smooth winner of the Festival Stakes at Goodwood. Settled in mid division by ...

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Homebred Decorated Knight impressive at Sandown

30th July 2015

The highly regarded Decorated Knight continued his progression through the ranks with ease on Wednesday with victory in the 0-90 mile handicap at Sandown. Sent off the ...

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Bright future for regally-bred Decorated Knight

11th September 2014

Stud homebred Decorated Knight has a bright future judged on his debut run at Doncaster, in which he ran on strongly to take second in a 17-runner maiden behind Commemorative....

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