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The Heat Is On And Hard For Some Racehorses

Exertional heat illness (EHI) in competition horses is becoming more prevalent as temperatures rise across the globe. Affected horses may kick out randomly, shake their head, paw or be reluctance to move. Horses affected with EHI may take longer to recover after exercise, breathe rapidly, sweat profusely and hav a rapid heartrate for longer than […]

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Kentucky Derby Winner Animal Kingdom Relocated To Japan For 2020 Breeding Season

Animal Kingdom, the winner of the 2011 Kentucky Derby, will move to the Japan Bloodhorse Breeders’ Association’s stallion operation for the 2020 breeding season, Thoroughbred Daily News reports. The 11-year-old son of Leroidesanimaux has resided at Darley’s Jonabell Farm location in Lexington, Ky., for each Northern Hemisphere season since 2014. He initially debuted during the […]

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History-Chasing Enable Heads 16 Runners Aiming For Sunday’s Arc De Triomphe

The “Queen of the Turf” is one of 16 remaining runners pointing to Sunday’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe after Monday’s first forfeit stage, and Enable couldn’t be doing any better. The superstar mare breezed on the Limekilns on Monday morning, according to racingpost.com, pleasing both her trainer John Gosden and jockey Frankie Dettori. “It was […]

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Tower Of London Earns Breeders’ Cup Berth In Japan’s Sprinters Stakes

Godolphin’s 4-year-old Tower of London (JPN), ridden by Christophe Lemaire, caught pacesetter Mozu Superflare in the final yards to win Sunday’s 53rd running of the six-furlong US$2,075,000 Sprinters Stakes (G1) at Nakayama Racecourse, and gained an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint through the international Breeders’ Cup Challenge. The Breeders’ Cup Challenge is […]

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Danon Smash Seeks Breeders’ Cup Berth In Japan’s Sprinters Stakes

Danox Co. Ltd.’s 4-year-old Danon Smash (JPN) and Godolphin’s Tower of London (JPN), lead a field of 16 entered for Sunday’s six-furlong, $1,991,659 Sprinters Stakes (G1) at Nakayama Racecourse, with the winner receiving an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint through the international Breeders’ Cup Challenge. The Breeders’ Cup Challenge is an international […]

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Yuga Kawada Crowned World All Star Jockeys Series Champion In Japan

Yuga Kawada captured his first and much awaited World All Star Jockeys Series champion title this year with a total of 70 points earned at Sapporo Racecourse in Japan. In his fourth challenge for the title, he bettered his personal best of an overall seventh marked in 2011. Kawada was placed fourth at the end […]

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Japan Gets Best Of Crystal Ocean In Juddmonte International

Improving 3-year-old Japan (GB) nailed the 5-year-old Crystal Ocean (GB) in the shadow of the post to clinch a hard fought success in the Juddmonte International Stakes (G1) at York racecourse in Yorkshire, England, a victory that secured him a guaranteed start in the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) through the international Breeders’ Cup Challenge. […]

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Top-Rated Crystal Ocean Takes On All Comers In Juddmonte International

Crystal Ocean will bid to confirm his status as the highest-rated horse in the world when he contests the Group 1 Juddmonte International Stakes at York on Wednesday – the opening day of the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival. The Sir Michael Stoute-trained star ran a mighty race in defeat in last month’s King George […]

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Shadai Farm Acquires Stallion Rights To Turf Star Bricks And Mortar

Bricks and Mortar, a three-time Grade 1 winner and contender in this weekend’s G1 Arlington Million, will stand at Shadai Stallion Station in Japan at the conclusion of his racing career, BloodHorse reports. The 5-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway will ship to Japan following a projected start in this year’s Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita […]

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Leading Japanese Sire Deep Impact Euthanized At 17

Deep Impact, a two-time Japanese Horse of the Year and seven-time champion sire in Japan, died July 30 at age 17, Racing Post reports. The son of breed-shaping Japanese sire Sunday Silence stood an abbreviated 2019 breeding season due to neck pain, and he underwent surgery on July 28. The following day, the stallion had […]

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