Breeders’ Cup Challenge

Daahyeh Earns Breeders’ Cup Berth In Shadwell Rockfel

Nasser Bin Hamad Al Khalifa’s 11-8 favored Daahyeh (GB) held off the challenges of stablemate Stylistique (GB) and Cloak of Spirits (IRE) to win Friday’s $128,000 Shadwell Rockfel Stakes (G2) at Newmarket Racecourse by a half-length under William Buick, and gained an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf through the international Breeders’ […]

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Irad Ortiz Doubles Up As Abscond Nails Natalma Photo

Apogee Bloodstock and Mike Anderson Racing’s Abscond was all heart in Sunday’s Grade 1 Natalma Stakes, rallying between rivals in the final sixteenth of a mile to win the three-way photo by a nose. The 2-year-old daughter of Blame, ridden by Irad Ortiz for his second Grade 1 win on the card, covered a mile […]

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Decorated Invader Overcomes Slow Start To Win Summer Stakes

West Point Thoroughbreds, William Freeman and William Sandbrook’s Decorated Invader proved a deserving 2-1 favorite in Sunday’s Grade 1 Summer Stakes, overcoming a slow start and rallying the stretch to win by about two lengths. The 2-year-old son of Declaration of War, ridden by Irad Ortiz for trainer Christophe Clement, covered a mile over Woodbine’s […]

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O’Brien Trainees Fairyland, Love Capture Breeders’ Cup Berths At The Curragh

Aidan O’Brien runners and jockey Ryan Moore continued a big Sunday at The Curragh for Ballydoyle, winning both Group 1 Breeders’ Cup Challenge races on the program, first with Mrs. Evie Stockwell’s 3-year old filly Fairyland (IRE) outlasting stablemate So Perfect by a short head in the $461,500 Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes (G1) to […]

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Dennis’ Moment Lives Up To The Hype In Iroquois

Unlucky in the first start of his career when he parted ways with his rider, Albaugh Family Stables’ Dennis’ Moment had no such issues on this trip beneath the Twin Spires. The 2-year-old son of Tiznow was absolutely dominant in the Grade 3 Iroquois Stakes, geared down in the final sixteenth to win by 1 […]

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Magical Earns Repeat Trip To Breeders’ Cup Turf In Irish Champion Stakes

Derrick Smith, Mrs. John Magnier and Michael Tabor’s 4-year-old filly Magical (IRE) took command two furlongs out and defeated stablemates Magic Wand (IRE) and Anthony Van Dyck (IRE) for a 2 ¼-length victory under jockey Ryan Moore in Saturday’s $1.441 million, 1 ¼-mile QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes (G1) at Leopardstown. Magical’s victory earned her an […]

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Iridessa Scores Filly & Mare Turf Berth In Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron

While 3-5 Laurens (FR), the defending champion, appeared indomitable in the one-mile $403,500 Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron for fillies and mares, it was the Joseph O’Brien-trained Iridessa (IRE), ridden by Wayne Lordan, who proved the best, passing Hermosa (IRE) in the stretch to win by three-quarters of a length, with Just Wonderful finishing third. Both […]

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Pair Of Breeders’ Cup Berths On The Line Sunday At The Curragh

The international Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series heads to The Curragh on Sunday for two “Win and You’re In” races in the $461,500 Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes (G2), led by female stars Soffia (GB) and Mabs Cross (GB), for a free berth into the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1), and the $461,500 Moyglare Stud Stakes […]

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Weekend Lineup: Five Breeders’ Cup Berths Up For Grabs

This 23rd running of the Woodbine Mile headlines a top slate of races at the Toronto-based track as it plays host to four Grade 1 tests and three Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” qualifiers this weekend. As the Churchill Downs September meet gets underway, the historic Louisville venue kicks off the “Road to the […]

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