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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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Favored Sistercharlie Tops Brown Trifecta In Beverly D

For the fourth year in a row, trainer Chad Brown saddled the winner of the Grade 1 Beverly D Stakes at Arlington Park. In fact, he sent out the top three finishers in the 2018 edition of the 1 3/16-mile turf contest. “It’s very rewarding for my staff and my owners and my mentor, I’m […]

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Brown Quartet Seeks Trainer’s Fourth Consecutive Beverly D. Victory

Four appears to be the lucky number for trainer Chad Brown who sends a quartet of contenders for the 29th running of the Grade I $600,000 Beverly D. in search of his fourth consecutive victory in the 1 3/16-mile event for fillies and mares over the grass at Arlington International Racecourse. The winner of the Beverly D., […]

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O’Brien Preps Quartet Of Ballydoyle Runners For Arlington International Festival

Trainer Aidan O’Brien has been known for sending a strong hand from Ballydoyle to Arlington International Racecourse for the International Festival of Racing and this year appears to be no exception. Three of O’Brien’s four runners already have some experience in the United States under their belt. In the Grade I $1,000,000 Arlington Million, Deauville (IRE) will […]

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Short Turnaround No Problem As O’Brien-Trained Athena Kicks Clear In Belmont Oaks

The Coolmore Partners’ Athena ran just six days ago in the Group 1 Pretty Polly Stakes at The Curragh, finishing third, but had no problems blowing by her 3-year-old female rivals in Saturday’s Grade 1 Belmont Oaks. The daughter of Camelot hit the wire 2 1/2 lengths ahead of a tightly-bunched pack, with Thewayiam a […]

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O’Brien Invaders, Led By Mendelssohn, Arrive At Belmont For Stars & Stripes Saturday

Four runners trained by the venerable Aidan O’Brien arrived at Belmont Park on Tuesday, each targeting a race on Saturday’s Stars & Stripes card. According to drf.com, those four include Athena, Hunting Horn, Threeandfourpence, and Mendelssohn. Expected to be entered in the G1 Belmont Oaks, Athena is a 3-year-old daughter of Camelot. She has just one […]

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