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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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Montauk Daddy First North American Winner For Daddy Long Legs

Taylor Made Stallions’ Daddy Long Legs was represented by his first North American winner on Saturday when Montauk Daddy won a maiden special weight at Belmont Park. Ridden by Jose Lezcano for trainer Linda Rice, Montauk Daddy shot to the front shortly after the start of the six-furlong turf test. He shrugged off early pace […]

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Turf Triple: ‘Big Race’ On Tap For O’Brien-Trained Blenheim Palace; Coral Beach ‘Encouraging’

Trainer Aidan O’Brien’s Turf Triple contingent trained over the Belmont main track on Friday morning, as Blenheim Palace once again led the quartet, followed by fellow Belmont Derby contender Cape of Good Hope and the fillies Coral Beach and Just Wonderful, who will start in the Grade 1 Belmont Oaks Invitational. “They jogged one lap […]

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O’Brien’s Turf Triple Contingent Tours Belmont’s Training Track In Advance Of Saturday’s Stars & Stripes Racing Festival

Trainer Aidan O’Brien’s Turf Triple contingent cleared quarantine at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., on Thursday morning and enjoyed a brief training session on the dirt training track. The quartet, led by the vocal Blenheim Palace, included his fellow Belmont Derby contender Cape of Good Hope and the fillies Coral Beach and Just Wonderful, who will start in Saturday’s Grade 1 […]

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Champion Enable ‘Ready To Go’ Off The Layoff In Saturday’s Coral-Eclipse

Enable is on course to make her much-awaited 2019 return in the G1 Coral-Eclipse at Sandown Park this Saturday, July 6, after 13 contenders were left in the 10-furlong highlight at Monday’s confirmation stage. The G1 Coral-Eclipse is part of the QIPCO British Champions Series and the centerpiece of Sandown Park’s two-day Coral Summer Festival, […]

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O’Brien To Ship Trio Of Contenders For Belmont Oaks, Derby

Trainer Aidan O’Brien will be represented by multiple group winner Just Wonderful in the Grade 1, $750,000 Belmont Oaks Invitational and Blenheim Palace and Cape of Good Hope in next Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Derby Invitational as the first legs of the newly-minted Turf Triple series gets underway. Just Wonderful, a bay daughter […]

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O’Brien, Moore Make It An Opening Day Double In St. James’s Palace

Trainer Aidan O’Brien and jockey Ryan Moore teamed up for their second win Tuesday when Circus Maximus crossed the line first in Group 1 St. James’s Palace Stakes for 3-year-olds at Royal Ascot. Earlier on the opening day card, the trainer-jockey combo won the G2 Coventry Stakes for 2-year-olds with Arizona. Circus Maximus was prominent […]

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Arizona Gives Aidan O’Brien Ninth Victory In Coventry Stakes At Royal Ascot

The result of Tuesday’s Group 2 Coventry Stakes on the first day of Royal Ascot was hardly a surprise, with Coolmore trainer Aidan O’Brien collecting his ninth win in the juvenile race and his 66th Royal Ascot victory with favorite Arizona. It took a while for the colt to get into his best stride in […]

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Magical Leads All-Star Cast In Search Of Breeders’ Cup Berth Via Royal Ascot

Derrick Smith, Mrs. John Magnier and Michael Tabor’s 4-year-old filly Magical (IRE), second to Enable (GB) in last year’s Longines Breeders Cup Turf (G1), and unbeaten in three starts this year, headlines an all-star cast of eight runners in Wednesday’s 1 1 ¼-mile Prince of Wales’s Stakes (G1) at Royal Ascot, with the winner receiving […]

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Anthony Van Dyck Gives O’Brien Seventh, Heffernan First Investec Derby Successes

Aidan O’Brien became the joint winning-most trainer in Investec Derby history after 13/2 shot Anthony Van Dyck provided the master of Ballydoyle with a seventh success in Britain’s premier Classic and richest race. Ridden by Seamie Heffernan, enjoying his first win on his 12th Derby ride, the three-year-old son of Galileo ran on gamely in […]

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