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O’Brien Selects Pegasus Turf For ‘Very Consistent’ Magic Wand

Coolmore’s Magic Wand was invited to both the Pegasus World Cup and the Pegasus Turf by The Stronach Group, but trainer Aidan O’Brien told racingpost.com that the 5-year-old mare will target the $1 million turf race rather than the $3 million dirt contest. The daughter of Galileo ran second in last year’s edition of the Pegasus […]

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Odyssey Of ‘Genuine’ Magic Wand Continues In Hong Kong Cup

Even some of the incredibly well-traveled fillies and mares who have visited the LONGINES Hong Kong International Races over the years are comparative hermits when considering the odyssey of G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Cup contender Magic Wand. Names on the meeting’s roll of honor such as Alexander Goldrun – three times a runner and once […]

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Almond Eye, Anthony Van Dyck Expected To Headline Hong Kong International Races On Dec. 8

Almond Eye is among a stellar line-up of 50 horses – including 26 G1 winners – selected for the US$12 million Longines Hong Kong International Races at Sha Tin on Dec. 8. Japan’s superstar is the headliner among a contingent of 24 overseas raiders aiming at this year’s ‘Turf World Championships’. The Longines HKIR is […]

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Magical Ruled Out Of Breeders’ Cup With Temperature Spike; Top Mare Retired

Coolmore’s Magical, intended for this weekend’s Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf, did not make the trip to the United States this morning after spiking a fever, reports racingpost.com. The top-class mare, a four-time Group 1-winning daughter of Galileo, will instead be retired to begin her career as a broodmare. “Magical spiked a slight temperature this […]

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Breeders’ Cup News Minute Powered By DRF Formulator: Stars And Storylines

As Santa Anita Park prepares to welcome competitors from across the country and the world for the 36th running of horse racing’s World Championships, the Paulick Report is pleased to announce the return of the Breeders’ Cup News Minute, For the next week and a half, we’ll bring you daily updates on all the preparations […]

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Nearly 190 Horses, 47 From Overseas, Pre-Entered For Breeders’ Cup At Santa Anita

Led by Whitney (G1) winner McKinzie, Travers Stakes (G1) and Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) winner Code of Honor, standout filly Midnight Bisou, multiple Grade 1-winning turf star Bricks and Mortar, and Qipco Champions Stakes (G1) winner Magical (IRE), 188 horses, including 47 from overseas, have been pre-entered for the 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championships. The 36th Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred racing’s most […]

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O’Brien On Breeders’ Cup Contingent: Magical, Anthony Van Dyck Top Probables

QIPCO Champion Stakes victress Magical is likely to make the trip to Southern California for this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships, trainer Aidan O’Brien told racingpost.com. Magical was the runner-up in last year’s thrilling edition of the Turf behind top-class Enable. “Magical will be entered in the Turf, along with Anthony Van Dyck, but she is […]

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‘Ultimate Racehorse’ Magical Turns In Winning Effort In British Champion Stakes

Aidan O’Brien described Magical as “the ultimate racehorse” following a smooth performance to justify even-money favoritism in the G1 QIPCO Champion Stakes at Ascot. Just 13 days on from a fifth-placed effort in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, Magical, a four-year-old daughter of Galileo, traveled powerfully throughout today’s 10-furlong contest and ran on strongly […]

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Stradivarius Beaten On The Wire By Kew Gardens In British Champions Long Distance Cup

Stradivarius suffered his first defeat in almost two years as Kew Gardens came on top in a pulsating climax to the Qipco British Champions Long Distance Cup. The remarkable Stradivarius has completely dominated the staying division over the past couple of seasons – with back-to-back wins in the Yorkshire Cup, Gold Cup, Goodwood Cup and […]

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Lost Treasure To Enter Stud At Hill ‘N’ Dale Farms For 2020

Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms announced that Lost Treasure, a son of War Front, out of Wading by Montjeu, has been retired to the farm to stand stud duty for the 2020 breeding season. “Lost Treasure hails from the immediate family of Galileo and Sea the Stars,” said John G. Sikura, President of Hill ‘n’ Dale […]

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