Starling, born in Epsom, England
, and now based in Glasgow and Berlin, is a traveler and an alert observer of forms, both natural and man-made.
The purchase included the assets of PL's operations in Loughborough, England; Amherst, MA; and shares of the firm's operations in Epsom, England
and Waldorf, Germany.
Taghrooda won the Investec Oaks (G1) at Epsom, England
for Shaikh Hamdan last month and the Ireland-trained Tarfasha, who finished second on that occasion, goes into the Darley Irish Oaks (G1) as the 9-4 hot favourite.
Born in Epsom, England
, in 1967 and trained at the Glasgow School of Art, Simon Starling mingles the grand tradition of the British boffin, forever tinkering in the basement, with heady neo-Victorian science, re-creating lost histories and divining the invisible global traffic of everyday life.
Balanchine gave him his first career Classic success when winning the 1994 Oaks at Epsom, England