Catalaunian Fields

Catalaunian Fields

 

(in Latin, Campi Catalaunici), a plain in northeastern France, named for the city of Catalaunum, present-day Chálons-sur-Marne. In the second half of June, a.d. 451, the “battle of the peoples” was fought west of the present-day city of Troyes. In the battle the Roman troops (under the command of Aetius) and their Germanic allies, the Visigoths, Burgundians, Franks, Alani, and other tribes, defeated the Huns, led by Attila. This stopped the advance of the Huns into Europe and led to the collapse of their “empire.”

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Teacher's Pet, trained by Philip Dempsey, makes her handicap chase debut, while Mouse Morris is represented by Catalaunian Fields, who hasn't quite been able to match the level of form he showed at Fairyhouse in January.
And Bryan Cooper, above, on the mark for Gigginstown House Stud on Argentino and Savello since his return from injury last week, should double-up on Fill Your Hands and Catalaunian Fields in the maiden hurdles.
Bury placed closer to Troyes) whose name has come down to us as Chalons or the Catalaunian Fields, Attila decided to make his stand.
On the Catalaunian Fields nearly all the powers of Western and Central Europe, great and small, were represented, prefiguring the far-reaching coalitions that have characterized modern international warfare since the Thirty Years' War.
The Mouse Morris-trained Catalaunian Fields may not have the most inspiring recent form figures but he landed his maiden hurdle over 3m in the summer of 2015 and is returning to that trip for the first time over fences.
CATALAUNIAN FIELDS jumps well and he ran a good enough race the last day at Tipperary.