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Four Breeders’ Cup Berths On The Line At Royal Ascot

Britain will host the first races in the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series to be run in Europe this year when the prestigious Royal Ascot meeting opens at Ascot Racecourse on Tuesday, June 18. The Breeders’ Cup Challenge is an international series of 86 stakes races, whose winners receive automatic starting positions and fees paid […]

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Japan’s Deirdre Brings ‘Mixed Pedigree’ To Royal Ascot Meeting

As ever, there is a wealth of international flavor to the racing at Royal Ascot with Japanese, Australian, Singapore, American and New Zealand-trained horses all set to run at the meeting. Japanese interest comes from the classy Deirdre who represents trainer Mitsuru Hashida and is an intended runner in the G1 Prince of Wales’s Stakes […]

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Breeders’ Cup Turf Berth On The Line In Sunday’s Grande Premio Brasil

Stud Verde’s 3-year-old Agassi (BRZ) and Carlos Dos Santos’s 3-year-old homebred Taksim (BRZ) lead a field of 14 runners entered for Sunday’s 87th running of the 1 ½-mile Grande Premio Brasil (G1) at Hipodromo Gavea for an automatic starting position into the $4 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) through the international Breeders’ Cup Challenge. […]

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Arklow Prepares To Try Marathon Distance In Belmont Gold Cup

Donegal Racing, Joseph Bulger and Peter Coneway’s two-time graded stakes winner Arklow has capably run long distances in his past starts, but will stretch out even further when he competes in the two-mile Grade 2, $400,000 Belmont Gold Cup Invitational over the Widener turf course Friday afternoon at Belmont Park. Trained by Brad Cox, the […]

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Dual Arc, BC Turf Winner Enable ‘Even Bigger And Stronger’ Ahead Of 2019 Campaign

John Gosden’s star pupil Enable has started preparing for a 2019 campaign in which she’ll try for an unprecedented third win in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, reports Sky Sports. “She is in great order. She is even bigger and stronger again, so it is fingers crossed with her,” said Gosden. “She has enjoyed the […]

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Breeders’ Cup Turf Winner Red Rocks Dies At 15

Red Rocks, winner of the 2006 Breeders’ Cup Turf, died in September at age 15, BloodHorse reports. The Irish-bred son of Galileo last stood at Calumet Farm in Lexington, Ky., where he had resided since 2015. He entered stud at Centro Equino Arcadia in Italy for the 2010 breeding season, and he shuttled to Chile […]

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Talismanic To Stand For 1.8 Million Yen At Darley Japan

Darley Japan will offer seven stallions in the 2019 season, including newcomer Talismanic. The son of Medaglia d’Oro won the Breeders’ Cup Turf and will stand his first season for a fee of 1.8 million yen, or about US$16,200. “We are delighted to offer Japanese breeders a more powerful lineup of stallions than ever, with an […]

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Il Mercato’s Carlos Pellegrini Victory Earns First Berth To 2019 Breeders’ Cup Turf

In a thrilling finish, Ricardo Benedicto’s Stud Rubio B’s 3-year-old Il Mercato (ARG) prevailed by a head at 17-1 over the favored Sixties Song (ARG), with For the Top (ARG), the Argentine Derby (G1) winner, in third, to win Saturday’s $319,394, 1 ½ -mile Gran Premio International Carlos Pellegrini (G1) by a head at San […]

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After Disappointing In BC Turf, Waldgeist Appears ‘Fresh’ For Hong Kong Vase

Among the four Group 1 treats on Sunday’s LONGINES Hong Kong International Races card, only Mile hotpot Beauty Generation holds a bigger ratings edge over his rivals than Waldgeist, yet the Hong Kong Vase contender has been surrounded by questions ever since a lackluster performance in the Breeders’ Cup Turf. A model of consistency during […]

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Arc Fourth Waldgeist Takes Aim On Hong Kong Vase

Andre Fabre commands maximum respect when he takes aim at the LONGINES Hong Kong International Races and will be doubly represented for this year’s edition on Dec. 9. Soon to be crowned Champion Trainer in France for a remarkable 29th time, Fabre has confirmed G1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2400m) winner Waldgeist for the HK$20 […]

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