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‘He Exudes Class And Strength’: First Foal For Ashford Stud’s Mo Town Born In New York

Grade 1 winner Mo Town’s first foal has arrived, with four-time winner Dark Dolores foaling a colt at Stonegate Stables in New York on Jan. 14. Bred by Michael Cogan of Irie Thoroughbreds, the colt comes from a strong family. Successful on the track herself, Dark Dolores is the half-sister to Grade 3 winner and […]

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‘Very Much In The Image Of Her Sire’: Mendelssohn First Foal Is A Filly

Grade 1 winner and record-setter Mendelssohn welcomed his first foal on Tuesday night when Lilacs and Lilies foaled a filly at Brookstown Farm. Bred by Judy Hicks and Kathryn Nikkel, the filly is the first foal for the half-sister to Grade 1 winner Lilacs and Lace, who is also the dam of Japan’s 2017 champion 2-year-old […]

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O’Brien Selects Pegasus Turf For ‘Very Consistent’ Magic Wand

Coolmore’s Magic Wand was invited to both the Pegasus World Cup and the Pegasus Turf by The Stronach Group, but trainer Aidan O’Brien told racingpost.com that the 5-year-old mare will target the $1 million turf race rather than the $3 million dirt contest. The daughter of Galileo ran second in last year’s edition of the Pegasus […]

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Report: Coolmore Buys Racing, Breeding Interest In Maximum Security

Maximum Security, a leading candidate for an Eclipse Award for outstanding 3-year-old male of 2019, will be co-owned by Coolmore when he makes his next start. Daily Racing Form’s David Grening reports that Gary West, who bred and co-owns the son of the Street Cry stallion New Year’s Day with wife Mary, has sold a […]

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Bellafina The Star Attraction In La Brea

Trainer Simon Callaghan’s brilliant Bellafina, a fast finishing second in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint here on Nov. 2, heads a field of nine sophomore fillies in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 La Brea Stakes, one of six graded offerings on Santa Anita’s Winter Meet opening day. The leading money winner in […]

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Talented Filly Donna Veloce Will Get Time Off To ‘Decompress,’ Return In March

Kaleem Shah and Coolmore’s juvenile filly Donna Veloce will now be given a couple months away from the races, reports drf.com. The runner-up in Saturday’s Grade 1 Starlet had previously finished a close second in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, which was just her second career start. “She came out of it really good,” trainer […]

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Jockey Donnacha O’Brien Plans To ‘Concentrate On Training’ In 2020

The youngest son of Ballydoyle master Aidan O’Brien, 21-year-old jockey Donnacha O’Brien has decided to follow his older brother Joseph O’Brien in the family legacy. He posted the decision on Twitter this Sunday. “After thinking about things for a while I have decided to concentrate on training next year,” he wrote. “Riding has been very […]

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Magical Ruled Out Of Breeders’ Cup With Temperature Spike; Top Mare Retired

Coolmore’s Magical, intended for this weekend’s Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf, did not make the trip to the United States this morning after spiking a fever, reports racingpost.com. The top-class mare, a four-time Group 1-winning daughter of Galileo, will instead be retired to begin her career as a broodmare. “Magical spiked a slight temperature this […]

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Breeders’ Cup Turf Contender Magical Booked To No Nay Never For 2020

Prominent Irish sire No Nay Never gained two big additions to his 2020 book of mares, in Breeders’ Cup Turf contender Magical and Hermosa, winner of the English and Irish 1,000 Guineas, Thoroughbred Daily News reports. Magical, a 4-year-old Galileo filly, has won nine of 21 career starts for the Coolmore partnership, earning $4,321,653. She […]

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Breeders’ Cup News Minute Powered By DRF Formulator: Coolmore’s ‘Future’ Bet

While the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile hasn’t exactly been a smooth gateway to the Kentucky Derby winner’s circle, it’s still considered the most important 2-year-old race of the year for a variety of reasons. In this edition of the Breeders’ Cup News Minute, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss this year’s field, starting with today’s news […]

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