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‘Totally Unjustifiable’: Stewards, Trainer Clash As Marmelo Withdrawn From Melbourne Cup

The second-place finisher in last year’s Melbourne Cup, Marmelo has been ordered withdrawn from the premier race due to results of a standing CT scan performed on the advice of Racing Victoria veterinarians. A statement released Wednesday evening said that the scan revealed “an incomplete fracture in the horse’s near fore cannon bone and an […]

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Turf Notes: Old Persian Ready For ‘A Huge Race,’ Brown ‘Confident’ In Bricks And Mortar

The European challengers for this year’s Breeders’ Cup were on the Santa Anita main track for the first time this morning excluding the Aidan O’Brien team that is in quarantine until we will see them on the track Thursday. The O’Brien team arrived in the International Quarantine barn around 7:45 Monday night. Charlie Appleby was […]

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Breeders’ Cup News Minute Powered By DRF Formulator: The Turf, Less Magical

Keep up with all the latest developments from the 36th running of the World Championships from Santa Anita with the Breeders’ Cup News Minute. In today’s edition, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick report from Southern California on the final breezes of the top contenders in the Classic and Distaff. Plus, they look at the field […]

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Breeders’ Cup Winner Line Of Duty Fatally Injured

Godolphin’s Line Of Duty, winner of last year’s G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf, unfortunately suffered a serious injury on the morning Saturday, 26 October and upon veterinary advice, the decision was taken to euthanize him. Line Of Duty also won the G3 Prix de Conde at two, and has been placed twice at the highest […]

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Perfect Pinatubo Keeps His Record Intact With Darley Dewhurst Victory

Pinatubo had to dig deep to maintain his perfect racing record but he clearly has the heart for a battle as well as an outstanding engine and his hard-fought two-length success means he could now turn up for the QIPCO 2,000 Guineas as one of the shortest-priced favorites in recent memory. In what turned into […]

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Old Persian Delivers As Heavy Favorite In Northern Dancer Turf

Godolphin homebred Old Persian shipped in to Woodbine to deliver as the 1-2 favorite in Saturday’s Grade 1 Northern Dancer Turf, crossing the wire about two lengths the best. The 4-year-old son of Dubawi, ridden by James Doyle for trainer Charlie Appleby, completed 1 1/2 miles over the “good” turf course in 2:27.78. Cooler Mike […]

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‘Sound And Well,’ Dual Group 1 Royal Ascot Winner Blue Point Retired

Blue Point, who became the first European-trained horse in almost 100 years, and among only a handful of horses ever to win both the G1 King’s Stand and G1 Diamond Jubilee in the same week at Royal Ascot, has been retired and will join the Darley stallion roster. A superb flagbearer for Team Godolphin for […]

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‘Superstar’ Blue Point Doubles Up At Royal Ascot To Win Diamond Jubilee

Godolphin’s Blue Point (IRE) joined a select band of horses to complete the double of Royal Ascot’s two historic sprint prizes when he added the Diamond Jubilee Stakes (G1) to the King’s Stand Stakes (G1) he won four days earlier and secured a place in the field for the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) via […]

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Royal Ascot Double? King’s Stand Winner Blue Point Wheeling Back In ‘Win And You’re In’ Diamond Jubilee

Godolphin’s 5-year-old Blue Point (IRE), winner of Tuesday’s King’s Stand Stakes (G1) at Royal Ascot, has been entered in Saturday’s six-furlong Diamond Jubilee Stakes (G1), headlining the final Group 1 of the Royal Meeting against 17 rivals and an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) on the line through the international Breeders’ Cup […]

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‘Terrier-Like’ Breeders’ Cup Winner Line Of Duty Leads Godolphin Hopes For Investec Derby

Godolphin trainer Charlie Appleby is hoping Line Of Duty can emulate stablemate Masar by winning the 2019 G1 Investec Derby at Epsom Downs on Saturday, June 1, Investec Derby Day and day two of the Investec Derby Festival. Masar provided a first victory for Godolphin’s royal blue colors in the 239th running of the premier […]

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