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Magical, Magic Wand Lead Ballydoyle Brigade For Dubai World Cup Card

Last year’s Dubai World Cup night saw a procession from the hugely talented Mendelssohn in the UAE Derby sponsored by The Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group (G2) before targeting big races in America through his 3-year-old campaign. Such was just another example of the powerful reach that Coolmore and Aidan O’Brien-led Ballydoyle have and […]

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Coolmore, O’Brien To Send Out Three In Patton Stakes For ‘European Road’ Derby Points

With three races remaining on the European Road to the Kentucky Derby, Friday’s Patton Stakes at Dundalk Stadium in Ireland could serve as a major key prep for a trio of Aiden O’Brien trainees that were entered in the one-mile race. Carded as Race 6 with a scheduled post time of 2:45 p.m. EST, the eight-horse field is led […]

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Champion Abel Tasman To Visit Galileo For First Mating

Abel Tasman, the champion 3-year-old filly of 2017, will be paired with global powerhouse Galileo for her first mating in Ireland during the upcoming breeding season. The Coolmore operation, which owns both Galileo and Abel Tasman, announced the mating on its social media channels. Coolmore bought Abel Tasman at this year’s Keeneland January Horses of […]

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Justify Halter Up For Sale To Benefit Advocates For Abused Children

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lexington has received a horse halter from Justify, the thirteenth and most recent winner of the Triple Crown. CASA will auction this horse halter, including a certificate of authenticity from Coolmore America, through their annual fundraising event, Bourbon and the Bayou. Bourbon and the Bayou is one of two […]

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Keeneland January Sale Closes With Record Average, Median

Keeneland’s January Horses of All Ages Sale closed Thursday with robust results – the highest gross since 2008, a record average and a record-equaling median – produced by vibrant trade that reflected the continued buyer confidence and demand for quality Thoroughbreds seen during last fall’s September Yearling Sale and November Breeding Stock Sale. Highlighting the […]

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Abel Tasman, ‘Solid All Across The Board’ Sales Guide Keeneland January Opening Day

Abel Tasman was expected to spike the figures during the first session of the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale, and she did that in spades on Monday, tying the record for the highest price in the auction’s history when she sold to the Coolmore partnership for $5 million. Even removing the champion mare, […]

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‘She Had Everything’: Coolmore Lands Champion Abel Tasman For Record-Tying $5 Million

As soon as champion Abel Tasman was announced to be offered at the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale, it was clear the catalog had its tentpole offering. The only question was how high the price would go. The Coolmore partnership had the final answer for that query, landing the winning bid for $5 […]

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Triple Crown Winners Justify, American Pharoah ‘Meet’ At Coolmore America

Newly-returned from his working vacation in Australia, Triple Crown champion American Pharoah had the opportunity to meet one of Coolmore’s newest acquisitions on Saturday afternoon. Coolmore America’s Ashford Stud oversaw the initial meeting of racing royalty as fellow Triple Crown winner Justify eyed his three-year older stablemate in the stone courtyard. What could be better […]

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Heart Attack Claims Canadian Horse Of The Year Champs Elysees

Champs Elysees, Canada’s 2009 Horse of the Year, recently died of a heart attack at Castlehyde Stud in County Cork, Ireland, Racing Post reports. The 15-year-old son of Danehill raced as a British-born homebred for Juddmonte Farms, out of the blue hen mare Hasili, first competing in Europe before moving on to greater success in North […]

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‘In Great Form’: American Pharoah Showing Off Down Under

Coolmore’s John Magnier posted a video of Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah on Saturday, depicting the stallion’s antics when being turned out in his paddock at Coolmore Australia. The 6-year-old son of Pioneerof the Nile has been in Australia for the Southern Hemisphere’s breeding season, and is approaching his time to return to the United […]

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