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Battaash Proves Third Time’s The Charm In Coolmore Nunthorpe

The third time proved to be the charm today for Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum’s 5-year-old gelding Battaash (IRE), who after consecutive fourth-place finishes the last two years, finally won the five-furlong, $512,000 Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (G1) at York in a scintillating 3 ¾-length course record victory under jockey Jim Crowley. With this win, Battaash earned […]

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Battaash, Ten Sovereigns To Clash In Friday’s Nunthorpe Stakes

Battaash and Ten Sovereigns remain on course for a fascinating clash in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes at York on Friday, which offers the winner an expenses-paid berth to the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint this fall at Santa Anita Park. The Charlie Hills-trained Battaash has again been in fine form this season, most recently recording a […]

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‘Tremendously Fast’ Battaash Seeks Record-Setting Win At Goodwood

Lambourn trainer Charlie Hills, who is enjoying a fine season, is looking forward to the Qatar Goodwood Festival (Tuesday, July 30 to Saturday, August 3), and has his big guns Battaash and Phoenix Of Spain primed for their assignments. Hills spoke Tuesday at a Goodwood Racecourse -organised media visit to his stables at Faringdon Place […]

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Speedy Muhaarar Wins Third Straight G1 Race

Muhaarar continues to prove himself one of the best sprinters in Europe, landing his third straight Group 1 event in the Larc Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville Sunday. According to the Racing Post, a similar feat was completed by champion Dayjur, who won three G1 events – the Sprint Cup, Nunthorpe and Prix de […]

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England: BHA Sets Sept. 25 for Disciplinary Hearing on Morphine Positives

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today announced the date for a Disciplinary Panel hearing regarding the recent positive samples for morphine, and confirmed the identity of the horses and races involved. In seven of the eight cases, involving five trainers, the circumstances are sufficiently similar for these cases to be heard together. The date […]

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Just The Judge Hopes to Have Winning Verdict in Beverly D.

In 11 starts over three seasons, classic-winning 4-year-old filly Just The Judge has proven her class against some of the best Europe has to offer, including a sharp victory in the Group I Irish 1000 Guineas and a runner-up performance in that race’s English counterpart.  The daughter of French Derby winner Lawman enters Saturday’s Grade […]

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England: Sixth Horse Tests Positive for Morphine

Trainer Tony Carroll revealed that one of his horses, Ocean Legend, tested positive for morphine June 24, bringing the total number of positive tests to six, At the Races reports. The British Horseracing Authority announced last week that five horses had returned positive test samples, but with a sixth positive announced, it is feared that […]

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Breeders’ Cup Winner Chriselliam Euthanized Due to Foot Infection

Champion 3-year-old filly Chriselliam, winner of the 2013 G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, was euthanized Friday morning after suffering from an infected foot. The Racing Post reports that trainer Charlie Hills and his staff had been treating Chriselliam for an infection in her right hind hoof for the “past couple of weeks.” The treatment […]

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