alpha centauri

Twice As Nice: Enable Tops Nominees For Cartier Horse Of The Year Award

The nominations for the 28th annual Cartier Racing Awards were unveiled on Sunday, Nov. Horses trained by John Gosden in Newmarket have gained the Cartier Horse of the Year Award three times in the last four years – Kingman (2014), Golden Horn (2015) and Enable (2017). Britain’s champion Flat trainer holds a very strong hand […]

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Turf Stars Alpha Centauri, Saxon Warrior Retired Due To Injuries

Promising turf talents Alpha Centauri and Saxon Warrior have both been retired following defeats in their respective Group 1 efforts on Saturday, reports racingpost.com. Alpha Centauri suffered a chip in her right front fetlock joint, while Saxon Warrior was found to have a lesion in his flexor tendon. “I’ve had an amazing summer with her,” trainer […]

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Laurens Defeats Favorite Alpha Centauri In Fastnet Rock Matron

Second-choice Laurens has defeated the favored Alpha Centauri in Saturday’s Group 1 Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes at Leopardstown, reports racingpost.com. The filly prevailed by three-quarters of a length, earning an expenses-paid berth to the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf this fall at Churchill Downs. “It’s probably the highlight of my career so far,” said trainer […]

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Five ‘Win And You’re In’ Challenge Races In Europe This Weekend

A trio of “Win and You’re In” Challenge races are on tap Saturday at Leopardstown in Dublin, with the $1.493 million QIPCO Irish Champion and the presence of heavy favorite Qatar Racing’s Roaring Lion serving as the main attraction. Run at 1 ¼ miles, the Irish Champion will offer an automatic starting berth into the […]

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Alpha Centauri Impressive Over Males To Earn Breeders’ Cup Mile Berth

The Niarchos Family’s homebred 3-year-old filly Alpha Centauri (IRE) won her fourth consecutive Group 1 race on Sunday, dominating the one-mile Prix du Haras de Fresnay-Le Buffard – Jacques Le Marois (G1) over male rivals at Deauville with a 2 ½-length victory over Recoletos (FR), and gained an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) […]

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Alpha Centauri Early Breeders’ Cup Favorite After Another Powerful Group 1 Win

Alpha Centauri proved herself head and shoulders above the other fillies of her generation with a dominant performance in the Group 1 Falmouth Stakes on Friday at Newmarket. Jessica Harrington’s superstar has now won three Group 1 prizes in under two months and her dominance over her contemporaries is now such that connections want to […]

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Record-Setting Alpha Centauri Aimed At Breeders’ Cup Mile

Alpha Centauri set a course record at Royal Ascot when she captured the Group 1 Coronation Stakes, and in so doing may have earned a trip to the Breeders’ Cup Mile this fall at Churchill Downs. According to attheraces.com, trainer Jessica Harrington has set a tentative schedule for the remainder of the filly’s 3-year-old season. Probable […]

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Alpha Centauri Dominates Coronation Stakes In Course-Record Time

Trainer Jessica Harrington broke her Royal Ascot maiden tag in style on Friday, her Mastercraftsman filly Alpha Centauri, owned and bred by the Niarchos family, winning the G1 Coronation Stakes by six lengths and in a course record time of 1m 35.89s from the Mark Johnston-trained Threading. Winner of the Irish 1,000 Guineas, she was […]

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Ladies’ Day: Harrington Saddles First Classic Winner In Alpha Centauri

Just 24-hours after Ken Condon won his first Classic in the Irish 2,000 Guineas, trainer Jessica Harrington fulfilled a lifetime ambition by also completing the momentous feat of a first Classic winner with Alpha Centauri landing the Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas. A strong field for the fillies Classic was headed by Group 1 winners Happily […]

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