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Hunter’s Light shines in Maktoum Challenge-Round 2 win

Hunter’s Light took the lead in the final furlong and drew off to win the $250,000 Maktoum Challenge-Round 2 (UAE-II) at Meydan Racecourse Feb. 7. Ridden confidently by Silvestre de Sousa, Hunter’s Light sat just behind the early pace set by stablemate Saint Baudolino through the early stages of the race. In mid-stretch de Sousa […]

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Questing has surgery for ankle chip, will race in 2013

Questing, winner of the Alabama Stakes (gr. I) and Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I) this year, has had a chip removed from a hind ankle, according to a report in the Daily Racing Form. Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin told the DRF that the daughter of Hard Spun, who is one of the leading candidates for […]

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Dettori may go for 2013 British jockey title

In a blog for The Mirror on Saturday, Frankie Dettori talked about his recent split with Godolphin and what it means for the rest of his career. The jockey said that he is at the peak of his career and it is possible that he may try to go for another Champion Jockey title, his […]

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Hovdey: Dettori and Sutherland ‘moving on to the next phase’

Within the past week, two successful and well-known jockeys made major announcements regarding their careers. In his latest column for the Daily Racing Form, Jay Hovdey examines the careers of those two riders, Chantal Sutherland and Frankie Dettori. In the U.S., Chantal Sutherland made the decision to retire. The 36-year-old rode her last race at […]

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Dettori and Godolphin split after 18 years

After nearly two decades, Frankie Dettori will not be a regular jockey for Godolphin Racing. Detorri rode Godolphin’s first classic winner, Balanchine, in 1994 and has won 110 graded and group I races. “I have had 18 wonderful years,” Dettori told the Blood-Horse. “Godolphin has been a major part of everything I have achieved in […]

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Graded stakes winner It’s Tricky retired due to injury

Multiple Grade 1 winner It’s Tricky has been retired due to an ankle injury. The filly was being pointed towards the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint. Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said that the Mineshaft filly exited her Thursday workout with the beginnings of a condylar fracture to her right hind ankle that will not need […]

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Dawn Approach stays undefeated in Dubai Dewhurst Stakes

Dawn Approach (IRE) went seven furlongs over the firm turf at Newmarket in a time of 1:24.00 to win the Dubai Dewhurst Stakes (gr. I) on Saturday. The 2-year-old New Approach (IRE) son  sat behind leader Leitir Mor before taking the lead close to the wire to win over Leitir Mor and George Vancouver for […]

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It’s Questing vs. ‘Aurelia’ in Cotillion

The appearance of Questing has scared off most of the competition as a small field of four fillies will line up in the $1 million Cotillion Stakes (gr. I) at Parx Racing Sept. 22. Questing, who has reeled off two straight wins in the Alabama Stakes (gr. I) and TVG Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. […]

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Encke stuns Camelot in St. Leger, ending Triple Crown hopes

Godolphin’s Kentucky-bred Kingmambo colt Encke, winning at the Group level for the first time, handed previously unbeaten Camelot a stunning upset in Saturday’s Group 1 Ladbrokes St. Leger Stakes at Doncaster, ending Coolmore and Ballydoyle’s hopes of winning England’s Triple Crown for the first since Nijinsky II accomplished the feat in 1970. Ridden by Mickael […]

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