French racing

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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Goldikova seeks 15th G1 win Monday at Deauville

Press Release Three-time TVG Breeders’ Cup Mile champion Goldikova (IRE) leads the field for Monday’s one mile Prix Haras de Fresnay-Le-Buffard Jacques le Marois at Deauville for an automatic berth into the $2 million TVG Breeders’ Cup Mile at Churchill Downs through the Breeders’ Cup Challenge series. The Breeders’ Cup Challenge is a global series […]

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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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