French racing

So You Think headed for Arc de Triomphe bid

Coolmore today announced that their New Zealand-bred and Australian-raced superstar So You Think will now be aimed at Europe’s premier middle-distance contest, the Group 1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, at Longchamp on October 2nd. “So You Think is in great form and all being well with him, the plan is to run in the […]

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Head: Change of plans for Goldikova

Goldikova will take a familiar path on the way to seeking a fourth consecutive Breeders’ Cup Mile victory.  She was originally scheduled to run in Sunday’s Prix du Moulin, but trainer Freddie Head now says the daughter of Anabaa will point to the Prix de la Foret October 2, the same prep race she’s used […]

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Goldikova, Immortal Verse rematch likely next month

Those waiting to see Goldikova exact revenge on Immortal Verse for beating her in Monday’s Prix Jacques le Marois may not have to wait long.  Connections of both runners are shooting for the September 11th Qatar Prix du Moulin as a next start. Trainer Freddie Head told the Racing Post Tuesday:  “Goldikova seems very well. […]

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Goldikova stymied by three-year-old filly Immortal Verse

Goldikova’s bid for a 15th Group or Grade 1 victory fell short Monday as three-year-old filly Immortal Verse kept her at bay late to win the Prix Jacques le Marois at the French course Deauville.

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French Tour de France hero to race against horse and jockey

After finishing fourth in the Tour de France – the highest finish for a Frenchman in the last decade – cyclist Thomas Voeckler will take on a new challenge next week.  He’s going to race against a Thoroughbred. Voeckler will take on top French jockey Eric Raffin Wednesday, August 17 at Sables d’Olonne, where an […]

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Goldikova vs Frankel at Ascot?

Turf conditions will determine Goldikova’s path to a third straight Breeders’ Cup Mile defense, and it could mean she’ll take on undefeated supercolt Frankel at Ascot in October. After her record-breaking fourth win Sunday in the Prix Rothschild in France, trainer Freddie Head said Goldikova would be pointed to the Prix Jacques Le Marois next, […]

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Goldikova bids for fourth straight Prix Rothschild victory

Goldikova looks to face a field of 12 rivals in her bid Sunday to win a fourth consecutive Prix Rothschild at Deauville in France.  Trainer Freddie Head tells the Racing Post she’s in good form despite her loss to Canford Cliffs at Ascot last month. “Goldikova took her Ascot race very well and had a […]

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Longchamp: Meandre upsets Grand Prix de Paris

Meandre flew past his Derby-winning rivals in the Longchamp stretch Thursday to notch an upset in the Grand Prix de Paris.  The win gave trainer Andre Fabre his 11th score in the Grand Prix de Paris for three-year-olds and was the third consecutive victory for Meandre. Trainer Aidan O’Brien took second with Irish Derby runner-up […]

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