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Champion Almanzor Officially Retired To Stud Following Lackluster 4-Year-Old Debut

The 2016 Cartier 3-year-old champion Almanzor has officially been retired from racing, thoroughbreddailynews.com confirmed on Sunday. The son of Wootton Bassett had his 2017 debut delayed by an EHV-1 outbreak in trainer Jean-Claude Rouget’s yard, and only beat one horse home in his first start as a 4-year-old in the G3 Prix Gontaut-Biron. “After consultations with Jean-Claude […]

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Deauville: Almanzor Disappoints In Return As First Sitting Upsets Prix Gontaut-Biron

Almanzor disappointed as British challenger First Sitting claimed a surprise victory in the Group 3 Prix Gontaut-Biron at Deauville. The Jean-Claude Rouget-trained Almanzor won five of his six starts last season, including top-level victories in the French Derby at Chantilly, the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown and the Champion Stakes at Ascot. His reappearance this […]

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Triple Group 1 Winner Almanzor Returns To Action Tuesday At Deauville

Almanzor makes his long awaited return to action in the Prix Gontaut-Biron Hong Kong Jockey Club at Deauville. Jean-Claude Rouget’s brilliant 4-year-old colt won five of his six starts last season including top-level victories in the French Derby at Chantilly, the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown and the Champion Stakes at Ascot. His reappearance has […]

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Enable, Almanzor Headline 49 Stellar Nominees For QIPCO Champion Stakes

Superstar filly Enable heads a stellar list of entries for the Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot. John Gosden’s dual Oaks heroine beat the boys and her elders in scintillating style in last month’s King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at the Berkshire circuit and holds engagements in both the Champion Stakes and the British […]

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Minding Crowned Cartier Horse Of The Year; O’Brien Receives Order Of Merit Award

Five times a Group 1 winner in 2016, 3-year-old filly Minding has been named Cartier’s Horse of the Year for 2016, according to sportinglife.com. The Coolmore partners-owned daughter of Galileo, trained by Aidan O’Brien and ridden by Ryan Moore, posted wins in the QIPCO 1,000 Guineas, Investec Oaks, Sea The Stars Pretty Polly Stakes, Qatar […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Woodbine: Almanzor Accelerates To World Class Status

With his victory in the Champion Stakes at Ascot on Saturday, Almanzor reaffirmed a margin of superiority over Found (by Galileo), who had been second to Almanzor in the G1 Irish Champion Stakes before she won the G1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. There is a strong possibility that Found now needs 12 furlongs to […]

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Almanzor Defeats Found In Qipco Champion Stakes

French Derby winner Almanzor made his case as one of the top horses in Europe Saturday, defeating Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe victor Found by a solid two lengths in the Group 1 Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot. Under Christophe Soumillon, Almanzor reeled off his fifth consecutive victory in the effort, rolling through 1 1/4 […]

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Dual Derby Winner Harzand Among 19 Possibles For Sunday’s Prix De l’Arc De Triomphe

Dual Derby winner Harzand is among 19 runners remaining at the confirmation stage on Tuesday morning, for Sunday’s G1 Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, the Sporting Life reports. Harzand, winner of the G1 Investec Derby and G1 Irish Derby, will attempt to provide trainer Dermot Weld with his first victory in the Arc. Harzand will go […]

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California Chrome Rated At 133 In Latest World’s Best Racehorse Rankings

The seventh edition of the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2016 features several major changes at the top, led by California Chrome (USA) [133], who improved his rating from 128 to 133 with his dominating performance in the $1 Million TVG Pacific Classic Stakes (G1) to once again be the highest rated horse in […]

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Almanzor Outfinishes Found In Thrilling QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes

Almanzor displayed an impressive turn of foot when he charged from last to win the Group 1 QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown Sept. 10. Settled at the rear of the field through the early stages of the race by jockey Christophe Soumillon, the 3-year-old son of Wootton Bassett was switched to the outside for […]

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