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Pharoah Colt Maven To Aim For Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint

The first group-winning colt for his Triple Crown champion sire American Pharoah, Richard Ravin’s Maven has one more start planned overseas in the July 31 Molecomb Stakes (G3) at Goodwood. According to horseracingnation.com, the 2-year-old will then take aim at the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint this fall at Santa Anita Park. “I’m trying to […]

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Maven Gives Sire American Pharoah His First Graded Stakes Winner

Freshman stallion American Pharoah has now sired a Group 3 winner, as his 2-year-old son Maven took Saturday’s Prix du Bois at Chantilly for trainer Wesley Ward. Owned by Richard Ravin and ridden by Mickael Barzalona, the colt won the five-furlong sprint by a head, recording a final time of :58.36 over good-to-soft going. Originally […]

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Equine Flu Outbreak Reported At Training Yard In France

France Galop announced Monday an outbreak of equine flu in an area that’s part of the Chantilly training center. The organization has not released the trainer’s identity nor the number of horses that might be affected. Since an equine flu outbreak in Britain led to the shutdown of British racing for almost a week, France […]

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A Racehorse Walks Into A Bar (No Really)

The old joke about a horse walking into a bar actually happened last week in France. Patrons at a sports betting pub near Chantilly racecourse can be seen relaxing and enjoying their drinks when all of the sudden they start running for cover. The next thing seen on the security camera footage is a tacked-up […]

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Luego De Triunfar En Pista Sintética En Francia, Talismanic Apunta Hacia La Dubai World Cup

Talismanic, el zaino cara blanca que atrapó la atención de la fanaticada al ganar la Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) de 2017, parece encaminado a un importante reto: la Dubai World Cup (G1, $10,000,000). Para ello, el hijo de Medaglia d’Oro fue inscrito junto a su compañero de divisa Cloth of Stars y ambos enfrentaron a […]

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BC Turf Winner Talismanic Prevails In France Ahead Of Dubai World Cup

Talismanic, last year’s victor in the Breeders’ Cup Turf, returned to the winner’s circle Tuesday with a comfortable win over favored Cloth of Stars on the Polytrack at Chantilly. The 1 3/4-length win in the Prix Darshaan served as a prep for Talismanic’s bid in the $10 million Dubai World Cup later this month, where […]

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Rhododendron, Hydrangea Give O’Brien Prix De L’Opera Exacta

Rhododendron saw off stablemate Hydrangea to claim top honours in the Longines-sponsored Group One Prix de l’Opera at Chantilly, the trainer’s 22nd Group One win of the season. Ryan Moore sided with Hydrangea following her narrow victory over another Ballydoyle inmate Winter in the Matron Stakes at Leopardstown, and the 3-year-old daughter of Galileo earned […]

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Enable Absolutely Brilliant In Prix De L’Arc De Triomphe

Juddmonte homebred Enable did exactly as she was expected to do in Sunday’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, bursting away from a talented field in the straight to score a 2 1/2-length victory. The 3-year-old daughter of Nathaniel was positioned close up throughout the 1 1/2-mile contest, but the race was over as soon as […]

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Happily Kicks Clear Of The Boys In Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere

Happily beat the boys in the Qatar Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere at Chantilly, earning an expenses-paid berth to the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Del Mar in November. Aidan O’Brien’s filly was bidding for a second successive Group One success following her narrow victory over stablemate Magical in the Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh three weeks […]

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Wild Illusion Upsets Total Prix Marcel Boussac

Wild Illusion caused an upset in the Total Prix Marcel Boussac at Chantilly, earning an expenses-paid berth to the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies at Del Mar in November. Freddy Head’s previously unbeaten filly Polydream and Aidan O’Brien’s Irish challenger Magical dominated the market for the Group One contest. Wild Illusion, trained by Charlie Appleby for […]

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