Appleby Eyes Breeders’ Cup With Prix De L’Opera Winner Wild Illusion

Trainer Charlie Appleby won last year’s Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf with Wuheida, and he’d like to repeat the effort this year with the Godolphin-owned Wild Illusion. On Sunday, the Dubawi filly and jockey William Buick won the Prix de l’Opera at Longchamp for the second consecutive year, and with it earned an expenses-paid […]

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Cover Song Leads European-Based Bloodstock Dispersal For Bobby Flay

Grade 3 stakes winner Cover Song (Fastnet Rock), in foal to Dubawi (Ire), will sell at the Fasig-Tipton November sale Nov. 4, as the linchpin of the dispersal of Bobby Flay’s European-based bloodstock, which will take place this fall. Cover Song will be consigned by Elite Sales, while Baroda & Colbinstown will handle a consignment […]

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Quidura Never Headed In Ballston Spa

Peter Brant’s Quidura took the lead at the start and never relinquished it in Saturday’s Grade 2 Ballston Spa Stakes, cruising under the wire a two-length winner for jockey Jose Ortiz. One of three trained by Chad Brown in the race, albeit the 7-2 second choice, the 5-year-old daughter of Dubawi covered 1 1/16 miles […]

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Brown Has ‘Faith’ In Off-The-Bench Almanaar Ahead Of Arlington Million

After Almanaar (GB) took home his first United States victory in last year’s Grade I Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap, owner Shadwell Farms’ Racing Manager Rick Nichols had the Grade I $1,000,000 Arlington Million in the back of his mind for the son of Dubawi (IRE). Unfortunately, some setbacks put him on the shelf for the remainder of […]

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Prices Rise Across The Board At Tattersalls December Foal Sale

There were rises across the board at the Tattersalls December Foal following a final session that saw 167 lots sell for 3,534,200 guineas. That took the four-day turnover to 32,668,200 guineas ($46,212,500) for the 742 lots sold, a rise of 7%. The average rose 7% to a record 44,027 guineas whilst the median rose 19% […]

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Defense Of Breeders’ Cup Title Main Goal In 2018 For Filly & Mare Turf Champ Wuheida

Wuheida will stay in training as a four-year-old with a return to the Breeders’ Cup her main objective. Charlie Appleby’s filly promised plenty last year when winning the Prix Marcel Boussac but before Saturday evening this season had not gone to plan. A problem in the spring ruled her out of the Classics but she […]

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Godolphin’s Wuheida Turns In Final Keeneland Work Before Shipping To Del Mar

Godolphin Racing’s Breeders’ Cup hopeful Wuheida (GB) worked 5 furlongs under exercise rider Kirsty Milczarek in 1:04.80 over yielding Keeneland turf Tuesday in preparation for an anticipated start in the $2 million Filly and Mare Turf at Del Mar Nov. 4. Trained by Charles Appleby, Wuheida was targeting Keeneland’s Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Presented […]

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French Group 1 Winner Zarak Retired To Stud

The Aga Khan Studs are delighted to announce that Zarak, the Group I winning son of Dubawi out of the unbeaten Champion Zarkava will be retiring to stud at the Haras de Bonneval in France for the 2018 breeding season. A Group I winner this year, Zarak showed a decisive turn of foot to come […]

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QEII Challenge Cup Contender Wuheida Stretches Her Legs Over Turf Course In Thursday Gallop

After a couple of mornings on Keeneland’s all-weather training track, Godolphin Racing’s Wuheida (GB) got her first feel for Keeneland’s turf course Thursday morning with an easy 5-furlong breeze in 1:06 with exercise rider Kirsty Milczarek up over a course classified as “good.” Trained by Charles Appleby, Wuheida figures to be one of the favorites […]

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