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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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Alpha Centauri Early Breeders’ Cup Favorite After Another Powerful Group 1 Win

Alpha Centauri proved herself head and shoulders above the other fillies of her generation with a dominant performance in the Group 1 Falmouth Stakes on Friday at Newmarket. Jessica Harrington’s superstar has now won three Group 1 prizes in under two months and her dominance over her contemporaries is now such that connections want to […]

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Godolphin’s Derby Hero Masar Supplemented To Coral-Eclipse

Investec Derby hero Masar headlines 10 contenders for the Group 1 Coral-Eclipse on Saturday, July 7. Owned by Godolphin and trained by Charlie Appleby, Masar registered a decisive length and a half victory under William Buick in Britain’s premier Classic over 12 furlongs at Epsom Downs on June 2. He is the 5/4 favorite with […]

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Royal Ascot: Both Yoshida, Bucchero Arrive At Newmarket In Good Form

The American-trained Yoshida was the three-quarter length winner of the G1 Old Forester Turf Classic Stakes at Churchill Downs on May 5 and the Japanese bred four-year-old heads for the G1 Queen Anne Stakes over the straight mile on Royal Ascot opening day, Tuesday, June 19. Riley Mott, son and assistant trainer to father Bill, […]

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British Triple Crown? O’Brien Opines On ‘Strong And Powerful’ Saxon Warrior’s Chances

Aidan O’Brien spoke at length this morning about the talent at his disposal, including star Saxon Warrior, who heads the betting for the G1 Investec Derby, Britain’s greatest and richest race, on Saturday, June 2, during a media trip by Epsom Downs Racecourse and Investec to the iconic Ballydoyle stables in County Tipperary, Ireland. Unbeaten […]

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American Sprinters Beckford, Stormy Liberal Take Aim At Prestigious Darley July Cup

Two American sprinters (Beckford and Stormy Liberal) and one from Australia (Redkirk Warrior) were among the 50 horses engaged at yesterday’s (Tuesday) initial entry stage for what promises to be an international renewal of the Group 1 Darley July Cup at Newmarket’s Adnams July Course on Saturday, 14th July. Run over a straight six furlongs, this £500,000 event […]

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Syndicate-Owned Billesdon Brook Provides 66-1 Shocker In 1000 Guineas

British-bred Billesdon Brook (GB) caused a 66-1 upset in Sunday’s QIPCO 1000 Guineas at Newmarket when striding a length and three-quarters clear under Sean Levey, becoming the largest-priced winner in the race’s history. Laurens (7-1) finished second, and the Aidan O’Brien-trained Happily (11-4 favorite) checked in third. Richard Hannon’s filly, sired by Champs Elysees (GB), comes from […]

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Japanese-Bred Saxon Warrior Takes 2000 Guineas; 300th Group 1 Victory For Aidan O’Brien

Saxon Warrior gave Donnacha O’Brien a very first classic success and his father a remarkable 300th  Group 1 prize when storming to an emphatic length-and-a-half victory in the QIPCO 2000 Guineas at Newmarket in England. Tip Two Win finished second, with Masar third in the British Classic for 3-year-old colts. Fears about the mile trip being […]

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Headway, James Garfield Among Prospective Runners For First British Classic

Headway and James Garfield are both ready for the Group 1 QIPCO 2000 Guineas at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile Racecourse on Saturday, May 5, having recently put the finishing touches to their preparations for the first Classic of the year. The pair were among the 26 acceptors for the £500,000, one mile event – which heralds […]

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Classic Choices: Will Moore Take Derby Mount On Mendelssohn, Or Ride 2000 Guineas?

Even by his remarkable standards, the first weekend in May could be huge for trainer Aidan O’Brien, with Mendelssohn firmly on target to run in the Kentucky Derby on May 5. There has been plenty of discussion about whether Ryan Moore will ride at Newmarket or in America, but O’Brien is in no rush to […]

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