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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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In Top Form, With NBA Championship Coach On Board, Arklow Set For Breeders’ Cup Turf

Donegal Racing announced today that its Grade I winning turf star Arklow will run next in the $4 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf on Nov. 2 at Santa Anita Park. Arklow comes off a win in the Grade I Joe Hirsch Turf Classic on Oct. 5 at Belmont Park and a second two starts back in […]

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‘You Don’t Get Many Shots’: Zulu Alpha Taking Hui To Breeders’ Cup Turf

Michael Hui is parlaying some of the money that Zulu Alpha won in taking Kentucky Downs’ $1 million Calumet Farm Kentucky Turf Cup into a $100,000 bet on the $4 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf on Nov. 2 at Santa Anita. Monday was the deadline to pre-enter horses in racing’s world championships. It costs $50,000 […]

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Brown ‘Leaning Toward’ Turf For Horse Of The Year Candidate Bricks And Mortar

It was a busy Sunday morning for trainer Chad Brown, who sent out numerous turf workers in preparation for the Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita. Four-time Grade 1 winner and Horse of the Year candidate Bricks and Mortar worked in company with Without Parole, winner of last year’s Group 1 St. James’s Palace at Royal […]

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Brown ‘On The Fence’ About Mile Vs. Turf For Bricks And Mortar

Trainer Chad Brown is still on the fence regarding where Bricks and Mortar, a four-time Grade 1-winning Horse of the Year contender, will make his next start. Owned by Seth Klarman’s Klaravich Stable in partnership with William H. Lawrence, the 5-year-old Giant’s Causeway dark bay will race in either the Breeders’ Cup Mile or the Breeders’ […]

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Another Run For Enable Not Ruled Out; Breeders’ Cup Turf An Option

Champion racemare Enable may not have been able to get the job done over testing ground at Longchamp on Sunday, but the 5-year-old mare still returned to the saddling enclosure to cheers from her fans after a brave performance. On Monday, Khalid Abudllah’s racing manager Lord Teddy Grimthorpe revealed to BBC Radio 4’s Today program […]

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Cox Waiting To Decide Whether Arklow, Owendale Will Target Breeders’ Cup Turf, Classic

Arklow picked up his first career Grade 1 win with his first victory of the year in Saturday’s $500,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic at Belmont Park. Owned by Donegal Racing, Joseph Bulger, and Pete Coneway, the hard-trying 5-year-old finally got the dream trip he was waiting for under new rider Junior Alvarado after previously finishing […]

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‘We Don’t Love Her Any Less’: Waldgeist Denies Enable In Arc

Gestut Ammerland and Newsells Park’s Waldgeist hit his best stride in the final 150 yards to defeat champion Enable on Sunday, spoiling the mare’s attempt for a history-making third win in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. A 5-year-old son of Galileo, Waldgeist gave jockey Pierre-Charles Boudot his first win in the race and trainer […]

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Top Turfer Bricks And Mortar May Reroute To BC Mile, Train Up To Race

Bricks and Mortar, winner of five consecutive graded stakes including four Grade 1 races, is likely to train up to the Breeders’ Cup and could go in the Mile instead of the Turf, trainer Chad Brown tells the Daily Racing Form. Unbeaten in 2019 and a clear leader atop the NTRA’s top Thoroughbred poll, Bricks […]

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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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