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Ten Sovereigns Shows He’s ‘Something Special’ In Darley July Cup

Aidan O’Brien landed his fifth Darley July Cup with Ten Sovereigns this Saturday, who exploded back to life in style to clear right away from a competitive field under Ryan Moore. Ten Sovereigns hadn’t been able to reach the level of form he showed in winning last year’s Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes in two runs […]

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Montauk Daddy First North American Winner For Daddy Long Legs

Taylor Made Stallions’ Daddy Long Legs was represented by his first North American winner on Saturday when Montauk Daddy won a maiden special weight at Belmont Park. Ridden by Jose Lezcano for trainer Linda Rice, Montauk Daddy shot to the front shortly after the start of the six-furlong turf test. He shrugged off early pace […]

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Arizona Gives Aidan O’Brien Ninth Victory In Coventry Stakes At Royal Ascot

The result of Tuesday’s Group 2 Coventry Stakes on the first day of Royal Ascot was hardly a surprise, with Coolmore trainer Aidan O’Brien collecting his ninth win in the juvenile race and his 66th Royal Ascot victory with favorite Arizona. It took a while for the colt to get into his best stride in […]

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Pletcher Aims ‘Rearing To Go’ Marconi At Suburban, Vino Rosso To Whitney

Marconi closed out last Saturday’s Belmont Stakes Racing Festival with a victory in the Grade 2 Woodford Reserve Brooklyn Invitational, earning his first graded stakes win for owners Bridlewood Farm, Mr. and Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith. Conditioner Todd Pletcher reported the 4-year-old Tapit colt has exited the race in good order. […]

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Bloodlines: Living In Galileo’s World

Another day, another Galileo classic winner. With 12 of the 13 racers in the 2019 Derby Stakes at Epsom tracing to Galileo as a son, grandson, or great-grandson, there was little doubt that more good news was brewing for the sire in the English classic. This year’s Derby winner Anthony Van Dyck is by Coolmore’s […]

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Anthony Van Dyck Gives O’Brien Seventh, Heffernan First Investec Derby Successes

Aidan O’Brien became the joint winning-most trainer in Investec Derby history after 13/2 shot Anthony Van Dyck provided the master of Ballydoyle with a seventh success in Britain’s premier Classic and richest race. Ridden by Seamie Heffernan, enjoying his first win on his 12th Derby ride, the three-year-old son of Galileo ran on gamely in […]

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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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Hermosa Fills Out Classic Double For Ballydoyle In QIPCO 1000 Guineas

Aidan O’Brien celebrated yet another QIPCO Guineas Festival success on Sunday as Hermosa completed a Classic double for the trainer on the weekend with victory in the QIPCO 1000 Guineas. Runner-up in the bet365 Fillies’ Mile over course and distance last year, Hermosa was having her first start of the season and was brave under […]

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The Other O’Brien, Magna Grecia, Prevails In QIPCO 2,000 Guineas

Magna Grecia provided trainer Aidan O’Brien with a record-breaking tenth victory in the QIPCO 2,000 Guineas. The Ballydoyle maestro saddled the first two in the betting but it was the lesser fancied Magna Gracia, rather than market leader Ten Sovereigns, who stole the show with a dominant display under Donnacha O’Brien. In a fractured contest, […]

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Maven Becomes First North American Winner For American Pharoah

Triple Crown winner American Pharoah recorded his first winner in North America when Richard Ravin’s Maven took the Friday opener at Aqueduct Racetrack. The Wesley Ward trainee, sent to post as the odds-on favorite in the 4 1/2-furlong maiden sprint, went straight to the lead under jockey Dylan Davis. The chestnut colt marked the opening quarter-mile in 22.55 seconds […]

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