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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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Champions Day: ‘Stiff Mile’ The Best Option For Globetrotting Benbatl

Saeed bin Suroor has no doubt that his globetrotting star Benbatl will be ideally served by the demands of the QIPCO-sponsored Queen Elizabeth II Stakes. Bin Suroor also had the option of running Benbatl in the QIPCO Champion Stakes over two furlongs further but the trainer, who won that race with Farhh in 2013, reckons […]

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History-Chasing Enable Heads 16 Runners Aiming For Sunday’s Arc De Triomphe

The “Queen of the Turf” is one of 16 remaining runners pointing to Sunday’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe after Monday’s first forfeit stage, and Enable couldn’t be doing any better. The superstar mare breezed on the Limekilns on Monday morning, according to racingpost.com, pleasing both her trainer John Gosden and jockey Frankie Dettori. “It was […]

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‘Genuine And Tough’ Royal Dornoch Captures Juddmonte Royal Lodge

Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith and Mrs. John Magnier’s 2-year-old longshot Royal Dornoch (IRE), under jockey Wayne Lordan, prevailed by a neck over 6-5 favored Kameko to win Saturday’s one-mile $160,000 Juddmonte Royal Lodge (GII) at Newmarket Racecourse. With this victory, Royal Dornoch earned an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf through the international […]

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