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‘Extraordinary’ Enable Takes On Tough Field In King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Champion trainer John Gosden is not taking anything for granted as star mare Enable takes aim at the Group 1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth QIPCO Stakes (3.40pm) at Ascot this Saturday, July 27. The contest offers the winner an expenses-paid berth to the Breeders’ Cup Turf, which Enable captured last November at Churchill […]

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Ten Sovereigns Shows He’s ‘Something Special’ In Darley July Cup

Aidan O’Brien landed his fifth Darley July Cup with Ten Sovereigns this Saturday, who exploded back to life in style to clear right away from a competitive field under Ryan Moore. Ten Sovereigns hadn’t been able to reach the level of form he showed in winning last year’s Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes in two runs […]

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G1 Winner And Pensioned Stallion Golden Snake Enjoying His Golden Years

Golden Snake, a 23-year-old stallion who was bred by Sheikh Maktoum’s Gainsborough Farm, is loving his retired life. A son of Danzig, the bay left the United States to run at Newmarket before an attempt was made to retire him to the National Stud. With minimal interest shown by breeders, Golden Snake went back into […]

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Japan’s Deirdre Brings ‘Mixed Pedigree’ To Royal Ascot Meeting

As ever, there is a wealth of international flavor to the racing at Royal Ascot with Japanese, Australian, Singapore, American and New Zealand-trained horses all set to run at the meeting. Japanese interest comes from the classy Deirdre who represents trainer Mitsuru Hashida and is an intended runner in the G1 Prince of Wales’s Stakes […]

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Thunder Snow ‘In Good Order,’ Arrives At Belmont For Met Mile

Godolphin’s Grade 1, $1.2 million Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap contender Thunder Snow has arrived at Belmont Park from his Newmarket, UK, spring/summer base and entered quarantine. The two-time Group 1 Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline winner touched down on American soil on Sunday, his first time in the States since his third-place finish in […]

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‘Time Waits For Nobody’: Luca Cumani Ends 43-Year Training Career

Dual Derby-winning trainer Luca Cumani will cease his 43-year training career at the end of 2018, reported racingpost.com. Operating Bedford House Stables in Newmarket since the 1980s and the Fittocks Stud program since 1984, Cumani was also a cultivator of jockey talent, including that of the still-active superstar Frankie Dettori. “Time waits for nobody,” Cumani said. […]

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‘Snobbery In Racing’: Examining Britain’s Super-Trainers

British owners are gravitating toward larger training operations, much like the “super-trainer” epidemic of the United States, according to reports at thoroughbredracing.com. A number of smaller trainers have identified issues like prize money and media coverage as important factors in the “polarization” of racing. “What’s happening in our game is that it’s very much a sport […]

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Gosden, Dettori Just ‘Too Darn Hot’ In Darley Dewhurst Stakes

Too Darn Hot maintained his unbeaten record by pulling the Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes out of the fire on the climb to the line at Newmarket. Frankie Dettori’s mount looked in a spot of bother in behind horses going into the dip but once switched out, the even-money favorite took off under Dettori to win […]

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O’Brien’s Newmarket Triple Topped By Undefeated Ten Sovereigns In Middle Park Stakes

Ten Sovereigns lived up to his billing as the star turn in the Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes by holding off the late challenge of Jash to maintain his unbeaten record. The half-length success (front pair clear) completed a treble on the card for trainer Aidan O’Brien, and the son of No Nay Never was immediately […]

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U S Navy Flag Gives O’Brien Fourth July Cup, Will Aim For Everest

U S Navy Flag provided Aidan O’Brien with a fourth July Cup after producing a scintillating front-running performance under Ryan Moore on Saturday at Newmarket. Moore went straight to the front of the group that raced down the middle of the track and he turned all of his rivals away up the hill to win […]

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