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O’Brien Trainees Fairyland, Love Capture Breeders’ Cup Berths At The Curragh

Aidan O’Brien runners and jockey Ryan Moore continued a big Sunday at The Curragh for Ballydoyle, winning both Group 1 Breeders’ Cup Challenge races on the program, first with Mrs. Evie Stockwell’s 3-year old filly Fairyland (IRE) outlasting stablemate So Perfect by a short head in the $461,500 Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes (G1) to […]

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Magical Earns Repeat Trip To Breeders’ Cup Turf In Irish Champion Stakes

Derrick Smith, Mrs. John Magnier and Michael Tabor’s 4-year-old filly Magical (IRE) took command two furlongs out and defeated stablemates Magic Wand (IRE) and Anthony Van Dyck (IRE) for a 2 ¼-length victory under jockey Ryan Moore in Saturday’s $1.441 million, 1 ¼-mile QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes (G1) at Leopardstown. Magical’s victory earned her an […]

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Enable, Magical Renew Breeders’ Cup Rivalry In Thursday’s Yorkshire Oaks

Prince Khalid Abdullah’s super mare Enable (GB) and Derrick Smith, Mrs. John Magnier and Michael Tabor’s multiple Group 1- winning filly Magical (IRE) are slated to renew their rivalry on Thursday at York in the 1 ½-mile Darley Yorkshire Oaks (G1) during the York Ebor Festival. The Yorkshire Oaks winner will receive an automatic berth […]

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Top-Rated Crystal Ocean Takes On All Comers In Juddmonte International

Crystal Ocean will bid to confirm his status as the highest-rated horse in the world when he contests the Group 1 Juddmonte International Stakes at York on Wednesday – the opening day of the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival. The Sir Michael Stoute-trained star ran a mighty race in defeat in last month’s King George […]

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Battaash, Ten Sovereigns To Clash In Friday’s Nunthorpe Stakes

Battaash and Ten Sovereigns remain on course for a fascinating clash in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes at York on Friday, which offers the winner an expenses-paid berth to the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint this fall at Santa Anita Park. The Charlie Hills-trained Battaash has again been in fine form this season, most recently recording a […]

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Juveniles Seek Breeders’ Cup Berth In Sunday’s Prix Morny At Deauville

Shaikh Duaij Al Khalifa’s A’ Ali (IRE), seeking his second Breeders’ Cup Challenge victory this year, and the unbeaten Earthlight (IRE), headline Sunday’s six-furlong Darley Prix Morny (G1) for 2-year-olds at Deauville. The Prix Morny winner will receive an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (G2) through the international Breeders’ Cup Challenge. […]

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Middle Leg Of NYRA’s Turf Trinity Draws International Cast On Sunday

Henley’s Joy captured the opening leg of the New York Racing Association’s newly implemented Turf Triple series with a career-best effort in the Grade 1 Belmont Derby last out and will look to add the second jewel in Sunday’s first running of the $1 million Saratoga Derby at Saratoga Race Course. The Turf Trinity for […]

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O’Brien Invaders Stretch Their Legs Ahead Of Saratoga Oaks, Saratoga Derby

The contingent from the barn of trainer Aidan O’Brien were sent to the Saratoga main track for some light exercise on Thursday morning in preparation for their respective starts in the $750,000 Saratoga Oaks Invitational and $1 million Saratoga Derby Invitational. Both races are the second legs of the newly designed Turf Triple Series. The […]

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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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