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O’Brien Sending Hunting Horn And Magic Wand Over For Grade 1 Man o’ War

A star-studded field of nine will square off in the Grade 1, $700,000 Man o’ War, a mile and three-eighths test over the inner turf as the headliner on a bumper card that will feature five stakes as part of Saturday’s Man o’ War Racing Festival at Belmont Park. The top-quality card also includes the […]

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Hermosa Fills Out Classic Double For Ballydoyle In QIPCO 1000 Guineas

Aidan O’Brien celebrated yet another QIPCO Guineas Festival success on Sunday as Hermosa completed a Classic double for the trainer on the weekend with victory in the QIPCO 1000 Guineas. Runner-up in the bet365 Fillies’ Mile over course and distance last year, Hermosa was having her first start of the season and was brave under […]

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The Other O’Brien, Magna Grecia, Prevails In QIPCO 2,000 Guineas

Magna Grecia provided trainer Aidan O’Brien with a record-breaking tenth victory in the QIPCO 2,000 Guineas. The Ballydoyle maestro saddled the first two in the betting but it was the lesser fancied Magna Gracia, rather than market leader Ten Sovereigns, who stole the show with a dominant display under Donnacha O’Brien. In a fractured contest, […]

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‘Precocious’ American Pharoah Juveniles To Debut Wednesday At Aqueduct

Wednesday afternoon’s opening race at Aqueduct Racetrack will mark the year’s first 2-year-old maiden race at the Big A, featuring the debut of 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah’s first two starters in North America when Lady Delaware and Tesorina are unveiled. American Pharoah, standing at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud division in Versailles, Ky. for a […]

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‘A Lovely Mind’: American Pharoah’s First Runner Comes Home A Winner At Naas

Just one day after Gleneagles made a perfect start to his stallion career, the first runner by US Triple Crown hero American Pharoah scored impressively over five furlongs at Naas. All eyes were on Monarch Of Egypt (American Pharoah – Up, by Galileo) for the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Race and it was no surprise […]

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Magical, Magic Wand Lead Ballydoyle Brigade For Dubai World Cup Card

Last year’s Dubai World Cup night saw a procession from the hugely talented Mendelssohn in the UAE Derby sponsored by The Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group (G2) before targeting big races in America through his 3-year-old campaign. Such was just another example of the powerful reach that Coolmore and Aidan O’Brien-led Ballydoyle have and […]

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Coolmore, O’Brien To Send Out Three In Patton Stakes For ‘European Road’ Derby Points

With three races remaining on the European Road to the Kentucky Derby, Friday’s Patton Stakes at Dundalk Stadium in Ireland could serve as a major key prep for a trio of Aiden O’Brien trainees that were entered in the one-mile race. Carded as Race 6 with a scheduled post time of 2:45 p.m. EST, the eight-horse field is led […]

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Mendelssohn, Half-Brother To Into Mischief And Beholder, Retired To Coolmore’s Ashford Stud

Breeders’ Cup winner and $3,000,000 Keeneland September Yearling Sale topper Mendelssohn has been retired from racing and will stand at Coolmore America’s Ashford Stud for 2019. “All of our team loved Mendelssohn from the first time we saw him as a yearling and he has developed into a magnificent looking horse,” said Coolmore America manager […]

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Mendelssohn Well-Behaved While ‘Stretching His Legs’ Before Cigar Mile

Mendelssohn, the 2-1 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s $750,000 Cigar Mile, enjoyed his first steps over the Aqueduct main track on Friday morning as he continues his quest for a Grade 1 win on a dirt track. The regally-bred Scat Daddy bay, a half-brother to both champion mare Beholder and leading sire Into Mischief, cleared quarantine […]

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Mendelssohn Cuts Back In Distance For G1 Cigar Mile

The globetrotting Grade 1 winner Mendelssohn, Grade 2 Kelso victor Patternrecognition and emerging star Copper Town headline a talented field of eight for the 30th running of the Grade 1, $750,000 Cigar Mile Handicap, presented by NYRA Bets, on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. The lucrative Cigar Mile card, which also features the Grade 2, $250,000 […]

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