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Magical Earns Repeat Trip To Breeders’ Cup Turf In Irish Champion Stakes

Derrick Smith, Mrs. John Magnier and Michael Tabor’s 4-year-old filly Magical (IRE) took command two furlongs out and defeated stablemates Magic Wand (IRE) and Anthony Van Dyck (IRE) for a 2 ¼-length victory under jockey Ryan Moore in Saturday’s $1.441 million, 1 ¼-mile QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes (G1) at Leopardstown. Magical’s victory earned her an […]

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Roaring Lion Runs Down Saxon Warrior In Irish Champions

Roaring Lion was very game late to run down Saxon Warrior in Saturday’s Group 1 Irish Champions Stakes at Leopardstown, reports racingpost.com. The 3-year-old son of Kitten’s Joy, ridden by Oisin Murphy and trained by John Gosden, defeated his rival for the fourth time in six meetings. “I had a lot of belief in the horse, […]

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Laurens Defeats Favorite Alpha Centauri In Fastnet Rock Matron

Second-choice Laurens has defeated the favored Alpha Centauri in Saturday’s Group 1 Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes at Leopardstown, reports racingpost.com. The filly prevailed by three-quarters of a length, earning an expenses-paid berth to the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf this fall at Churchill Downs. “It’s probably the highlight of my career so far,” said trainer […]

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O’Brien-Trained Gustav Klimt Easily Takes 2,000 Guineas Trial Stakes

Gustav Klimt booked his ticket for Newmarket in swooping late to bag the Ballylinch Stud 2,000 Guineas Trial Stakes at Leopardstown. Aidan O’Brien’s charge had been off the track since winning the Superlative Stakes at Newmarket last July, but punters were still keen on his chances, sending him off the 6-4 favourite for the seven-furlong […]

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Ireland: Number Of Race Fixtures Increased For 2018

The 2018 Fixture List for Irish racing has been released today (Monday September 11, 2017) by Horse Racing Ireland. The total number of fixtures has been increased by eight to 363, the highest number of fixtures ever to be run in Ireland.The 2018 Fixture List for Irish racing has been released today (Monday September 11, […]

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Decorated Knight Sweeps From Last-To-First To Take Irish Champion Stakes

Decorated Knight pounced late to record a second Group One success in Ireland of the season when causing a 25-1 upset in the Qipco Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown. The victory earned the son of Galileo an automatic berth in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Turf at Del Mar. Roger Charlton’s five-year-old had been beaten three […]

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Hydrangea Edges Winter To Take Coolmore Matron Stakes

Hydrangea ended the winning run of her illustrious stablemate Winter when springing a surprise in the G1 Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes at Leopardstown. The victory earned the daughter of Galileo an automatic berth in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf at Del Mar. Hydrangea had been put in her place four times […]

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Churchill Headlines Field Of 10 For Qipco Irish Champion Stakes

Churchill is the star attraction in a 10-strong field declared for the G1 Qipco Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown on Saturday. The winner will gain an automatic berth in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Turf, since the race is part of the ‘Win and You’re In’ series sponsored by the Breeders’ Cup. This season’s dual 2000 […]

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Churchill, Winter Among Stars On Course For Irish Champions Weekend

The big names have all stood their ground for the five Group 1 races and the strong supporting cards on Longines Irish Champions Weekend at Leopardstown and the Curragh on Saturday and Sunday. Dual 2,000 Guineas winner Churchill and his stable companion Winter, the dual 1,000 Guineas winner and more recently successful in the Group […]

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Churchill ‘Never A Horse To Wilt,’ Points to Irish Champion Stakes

Churchill could have his next start in the Qipco Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown on September 9, a “Win and You’re In” race for the Breeders’ Cup Longines Turf. The dual 2000 Guineas winner, who was forced to miss the Sussex Stakes following a downpour at Glorious Goodwood, ran with credit at York when finding […]

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