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Perfect Pinatubo Keeps His Record Intact With Darley Dewhurst Victory

Pinatubo had to dig deep to maintain his perfect racing record but he clearly has the heart for a battle as well as an outstanding engine and his hard-fought two-length success means he could now turn up for the QIPCO 2,000 Guineas as one of the shortest-priced favorites in recent memory. In what turned into […]

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Earthlight Remains Undefeated, Breaks Track Record In Juddmonte Middle Park

Earthlight swooped late to make it a perfect five wins from five starts in what was billed as one of the greatest Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes in recent memory. The gloss was slightly taken off the quality of the contest after fellow unbeaten Group 1 winner Siskin was withdrawn at the start, while stunning York […]

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‘Genuine And Tough’ Royal Dornoch Captures Juddmonte Royal Lodge

Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith and Mrs. John Magnier’s 2-year-old longshot Royal Dornoch (IRE), under jockey Wayne Lordan, prevailed by a neck over 6-5 favored Kameko to win Saturday’s one-mile $160,000 Juddmonte Royal Lodge (GII) at Newmarket Racecourse. With this victory, Royal Dornoch earned an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf through the international […]

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Daahyeh Earns Breeders’ Cup Berth In Shadwell Rockfel

Nasser Bin Hamad Al Khalifa’s 11-8 favored Daahyeh (GB) held off the challenges of stablemate Stylistique (GB) and Cloak of Spirits (IRE) to win Friday’s $128,000 Shadwell Rockfel Stakes (G2) at Newmarket Racecourse by a half-length under William Buick, and gained an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf through the international Breeders’ […]

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Two Breeders’ Cup Spots On Offer Friday At Newmarket

The “Win and You’re In” action gets underway Friday at Newmarket, with the seven-furlong Group 2 Shadwell Rockfel, which will award automatic starting berth into the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, and is followed by Saturday’s 1-mile G2 Juddmonte Royal Lodge, with a berth into the Breeders’ Juvenile Turf up for grabs. The Rockfel drew […]

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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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