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Almond Eye, Anthony Van Dyck Expected To Headline Hong Kong International Races On Dec. 8

Almond Eye is among a stellar line-up of 50 horses – including 26 G1 winners – selected for the US$12 million Longines Hong Kong International Races at Sha Tin on Dec. 8. Japan’s superstar is the headliner among a contingent of 24 overseas raiders aiming at this year’s ‘Turf World Championships’. The Longines HKIR is […]

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The Haiku Handicapper Presented By TVG: 2019 Breeders’ Cup Mile

Time to analyze the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Mile field, in post position order, in the form of Haiku; a Japanese poem of 17 syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five. #1 – Suedois Caught steam at Keeneland Tends to do better stateside He’ll need a clear path #2 – Lucullan Stock is on […]

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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 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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Champions Day: ‘Stiff Mile’ The Best Option For Globetrotting Benbatl

Saeed bin Suroor has no doubt that his globetrotting star Benbatl will be ideally served by the demands of the QIPCO-sponsored Queen Elizabeth II Stakes. Bin Suroor also had the option of running Benbatl in the QIPCO Champion Stakes over two furlongs further but the trainer, who won that race with Farhh in 2013, reckons […]

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Too Darn Hot Holds Off Circus Maximus In Sussex For Automatic Berth In Breeders’ Cup Mile

Lord Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s 3-year-old homebred Too Darn Hot (GB), under jockey Frankie Dettori, held off Flaxman Stables, Mrs. John Magnier and Michael Tabor’s Circus Maximus (IRE) to win Wednesday’s US$1,303,453, one-mile Qatar Sussex Stakes (G1) at Goodwood Racecourse by a half-length, and gained an automatic starting position into the $2 million TVG Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1), through the international […]

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Champion Enable ‘Ready To Go’ Off The Layoff In Saturday’s Coral-Eclipse

Enable is on course to make her much-awaited 2019 return in the G1 Coral-Eclipse at Sandown Park this Saturday, July 6, after 13 contenders were left in the 10-furlong highlight at Monday’s confirmation stage. The G1 Coral-Eclipse is part of the QIPCO British Champions Series and the centerpiece of Sandown Park’s two-day Coral Summer Festival, […]

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O’Brien, Moore Make It An Opening Day Double In St. James’s Palace

Trainer Aidan O’Brien and jockey Ryan Moore teamed up for their second win Tuesday when Circus Maximus crossed the line first in Group 1 St. James’s Palace Stakes for 3-year-olds at Royal Ascot. Earlier on the opening day card, the trainer-jockey combo won the G2 Coventry Stakes for 2-year-olds with Arizona. Circus Maximus was prominent […]

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Aidan O’Brien Could Send Out Eight Colts In Investec Derby

Epsom Downs staged its annual Breakfast With The Stars media event this morning, Tuesday, May 21, ahead of the Investec Derby Festival on Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1. Aidan O’Brien and John Gosden were among a host of trainers and jockeys to share their thoughts ahead of three feature G1 races over the […]

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