Joshua Tree

American St. Leger Could Be Next for Joshua Tree

Seven-year-old globetrotter Joshua Tree is eying a possible run in the Listed $400,000 American St. Leger on Aug. 16, according to the International Racing Bureau. A winner of an incredible three Group I Canadian Internationals, the son of the late Montjeu is exiting a seventh of 10 in the Group II Hardwicke Stakes at the […]

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Gentildonna Bids for a Repeat in Sunday’s Japan Cup

Gentildonna will attempt to become the first repeat winner of Japan’s richest race when she takes on 16 others in the 33rd running of the Japan Cup (Jpn-I) on Sunday. The 4-year-old daughter of Deep Impact capped off a tremendous 2012 with a victory over Orfevre in the 2012 edition, becoming just the third filly […]

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The Lane’s End Weekender Pedigree: Joshua Tree

To win any stakes three times is a notable achievement, but for a horse to win a Grade 1 stakes three times is very special. Therefore, Joshua Tree is a horse with some special talents that he polished with his third victory in the G1 Canadian International at Woodbine on Sunday. A 6-year-old son of […]

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Photos of the Week: 10.28.13

Another light weekend of racing as the sport gets ready for the Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita later this week. On Saturday, Keeneland brought the curtain down on its record-setting fall meet as Nikki’s Sandcastle pulled away to score a sharp victory in the G2 Hagyard Fayette Stakes. Belmont Park ran its final two graded […]

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Joshua Tree Stands Tall With Third Canadian International Win

Joshua Tree, ridden by Ryan Moore, won a record third Pattison Canadian International Sunday at Woodbine, hanging on to defeat Hyper and Seismos in the Grade 1, $1 million mile and one-half turf classic. Owned by Khalid Nabooda and Kamel Albahou for the past three years, six-year-old Joshua Tree, trained this year by Ed Dunlop, […]

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Attfield Hopeful For First Canadian International Win

Trainer Roger Attfield sends two of his charges to the Grade 1 Canadian International at Woodbine Saturday, including top contender Forte Dei Marmi. The 7-year-old gelding by Selkirk has been on a hot streak at Woodbine this year, winning his last three starts, most recently the Grade 1 Northern Dancer Turf Stakes on Sept. 15. Winless […]

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Forte Dei Marmi, Joshua Tree Headline Pattison Canadian International

Forte Dei Marmi, Slumber, Hyper and defending champion Joshua Tree top a very competitive field of 11 for the $1 million, Grade 1 Pattison Canadian International Sunday at Woodbine. The 11 hopefuls were bred in Great Britain, United States, Ireland, France and Canada. In addition to the mile and one-half Pattison turf event, one of […]

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Two-Time Defending Champ Joshua Tree Tops Nominees for Canadian International

Joshua Tree, defending and two-time champion of the Pattison Canadian International and Canada’s top turf stayer, Forte Dei Marmi, head a list of 17 nominees for the 76th edition of the historic Grade 1, $1 million race. The Pattison Canadian International, contested at 1 ½ miles over the E.P. Taylor Turf Course, is slated for […]

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Dual Canadian International Winner Joshua Tree to Stand in France

Joshua Tree, the two-time winner of the Grade 1 Pattison Canadian International, will stand at stud in France after his racing career is over, it was reported by the Racing Post. The 6-year-old horse will be the first stallion to stand at Haras de Gastines, which was purchased by co-owner Kamal Albahou. Joshua Tree will […]

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St Nicholas Abbey Gets the Hat-Trick in Coronation Cup

St Nicholas Abbey showed once again that he is one of the best turf horses in the world by capturing his third straight Investec Coronation Cup (Eng-I) at Epsom June 1. The 6-year-old horse by Montjeu provided trainer Aidan O’Brien with his seventh winner out of the last nine runnings of the race, a remarkable […]

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