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‘Terrier-Like’ Breeders’ Cup Winner Line Of Duty Leads Godolphin Hopes For Investec Derby

Godolphin trainer Charlie Appleby is hoping Line Of Duty can emulate stablemate Masar by winning the 2019 G1 Investec Derby at Epsom Downs on Saturday, June 1, Investec Derby Day and day two of the Investec Derby Festival. Masar provided a first victory for Godolphin’s royal blue colors in the 239th running of the premier […]

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Blue Point Defeats Miller-Trained Pair In Al Quoz Sprint

Blue Point stamped his claim to being the best sprinter on the planet when he stormed to victory in the six-furlong Al Quoz Sprint (G1). As has been the case so often in recent years, the American sprinters were so close without finding the winner’s stall. The Peter Miller-trained duo Belvoir Bay and Stormy Liberal […]

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Melbourne Cup Winner Cross Counter Captures Dubai Gold Cup

Cross Counter successfully bridged the gap between Australia and the UAE with a brilliant victory for jockey William Buick over Isopolini – like the winner a 4-year-old owned by Godolphin and trained by Charlie Appleby – in the Dubai Gold Cup with a purse of $1.5 million. Winner of the Melbourne Cup last November, Cross […]

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No Shenanigans: Quirky Pakistan Star Entered In Hong Kong Vase

A crucial barrier trial at Sha Tin Racecourse on Friday Nov. 30 appeared to signal all is well with Pakistan Star and Time Warp ahead of the LONGINES Hong Kong International Races this coming Sunday. The Tony Cruz-trained stars were required to pass a trial to the satisfaction of the racing stewards before being allowed […]

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Buick Pilots First Japanese G1 Winner With Stelvio In Mile Championship

Fifth pick Stelvio captured his first G1 victory in this year’s Mile Championship at Kyoto Racecourse, defeating the defending champion Persian Knight by a head. Scoring two consecutive wins in his first two starts as a 2-year-old, the son of Lord Kanaloa was runner-up in the Saudi Arabia Royal Cup (G3) and the Asahi Hai […]

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Line Of Duty Survives Inquiry, Notches Godolphin Win In Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf

It took several minutes to finalize the winnner of Friday’s $1 million Juvenile Turf, but when the results went official, Line of Duty (IRE) had provided Godolphin with its eighth Breeders’ Cup victory. Soon after the son of Galileo, under William Buick, crossed the wire in front of Uncle Benny, the inquiry and objection signs […]

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International G1 Winner Hawkbill Retired

Hawkbill, one of the most popular horses to carry Godolphin’s royal blue colors, has been retired after a highly successful racing career. The son of Kitten’s Joy won 10 of his 24 starts and raced in six countries over four seasons stretching from 2015. Charlie Appleby, his trainer, paid warm tribute to the bold-running 6-year-old, […]

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Appleby Eyes Breeders’ Cup With Prix De L’Opera Winner Wild Illusion

Trainer Charlie Appleby won last year’s Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf with Wuheida, and he’d like to repeat the effort this year with the Godolphin-owned Wild Illusion. On Sunday, the Dubawi filly and jockey William Buick won the Prix de l’Opera at Longchamp for the second consecutive year, and with it earned an expenses-paid […]

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Winning Epsom Derby Connections Strike Again In King’s Stand; Lady Aurelia Seventh

Lady Aurelia’s bid for a third consecutive victory at the Royal Ascot meet was thwarted Tuesday in the Group 1 King’s Stand stakes. Instead, the winner proved to be Blue Point, a Godolphin-owned horse trained by Charlie Appleby and ridden by William Buick. Those same connections captured the Epsom Derby earlier this month with Masar. […]

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Masar Gives Godolphin First Investec Derby Victory

Charlie Appleby was wreathed in smiles as he became the first trainer to provide Godolphin with an Investec Derby victory in their blue colours after Masar stormed to victory in Epsom Downs this afternoon. The 16/1 shot was always travelling kindly under jockey William Buick and the pair loomed ominously two furlongs from home, as […]

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