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La Pelosa Takes Flight In Natalma

La Pelosa, invading from England for trainer Charlie Appleby, rallied from well back and was in full flight through the stretch en route to a one-length victory in Sunday’s Grade 1 Natalma Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack. The $250,000 Natalma, a one-mile turf race, is a “Win and You’re In” race and earns La Pelosa an […]

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‘Unsung Heroes Of Our Great Industry’: Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards Finalists Named

The finalists for five of the six prestigious Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards have been announced. The winner of the sixth category, The Thoroughbred Industry Community Award, is Angie Carmona, deputy executive director and secretary of the California Thoroughbred Trainers. The other finalists, along with Ms. Carmona, will be recognized at an awards ceremony luncheon. The […]

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Electric Book 1 Of Keeneland September Doubles Seven-Figure Horses Over First Four Days

Book 1 of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale had a distinctly pre-recession feel to it during the 2018 renewal. Principals for Godolphin and Coolmore were in attendance and battling for what became a hefty ledger of seven-figure horses, throwing back to their epic battles in the early aughts, while a global variety of buyers filled […]

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Hawkbill ‘Loaded For Bear’ – Johnny Bear – In Northern Dancer Rematch

Johnny Bear, who toppled the odds-on English invader Hawkbill here in last year’s Northern Dancer Turf, again will be looking to bring down the talented European invader in Saturday’s renewal of the Grade 1 feature. The Northern Dancer, worth $300,000, is a mile and a half turf race for 3-year-olds and upward and attracted a […]

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Coolmore, Godolphin Drive Upper Market In Keeneland September’s Second Session

Throwing back to the pre-recession days of Coolmore and Godolphin slugging it out for seven-figure horses, the two entities have been economic drivers at the top of the market as the Keeneland September Yearling Sale hit its halfway point for Book 1, with Coolmore landing the biggest blow so far on Tuesday when it bought […]

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Sheikh Mohammed’s Appearance Drives Opening Day Trade At Keeneland September Sale

It’s been a while since Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum has made an appearance at the Keeneland September yearling sale, but he made his presence known in a big way on Monday, buying a pair of seven-figure horses during the opening session of the Keeneland September Yearling sale. The ruler of Dubai and proprietor […]

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Hawkbill Looking To Improve On 2017 Northern Dancer Result At Woodbine

Trainer Charles Appleby will be represented by a pair of talented Godolphin runners on next weekend’s lucrative Ricoh Woodbine Mile undercard. Hawkbill, a multiple Group 1 winner, will be taking his second attempt at the Grade 1 Northern Dancer Turf.  Last year, the now-five-year-old son of Kitten’s Joy finished second, by a head, in the […]

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NMRHOF Offering Behind-The-Scenes Tour Of Godolphin’s Greentree Stable

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will present special behind-the-scenes tours of Godolphin’s famous Greentree Stable on Saturday, Aug. 18 and Tuesday, Aug. 21. The tours are from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tours cost $15 for Museum members and $20 for non-members. Each attendee will also receive a complimentary admission pass […]

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Bloodlines: Reflecting On The Green Monkey

A week ago, the activity and interest in the 2018 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky’s two sales obscured the reporting that The Green Monkey had been euthanized earlier in the spring. The record-priced Thoroughbred sold at auction, The Green Monkey has become a footnote in racing history due to his price, and his death was noted because of […]

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Thunder Snow Pointing For U.S. Campaign, Breeders’ Cup Classic

According to various reports, the connections of Dubai World Cup winner Thunder Snow, have their sights on a return to the U.S. later this year and ultimately a start in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Churchill Downs Nov. 3. Godolphin trainer Saeed bin Suroor said the Irish-bred 4-year-old was given a break following the March […]

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