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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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‘Precocious’ American Pharoah Juveniles To Debut Wednesday At Aqueduct

Wednesday afternoon’s opening race at Aqueduct Racetrack will mark the year’s first 2-year-old maiden race at the Big A, featuring the debut of 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah’s first two starters in North America when Lady Delaware and Tesorina are unveiled. American Pharoah, standing at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud division in Versailles, Ky. for a […]

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‘A Lovely Mind’: American Pharoah’s First Runner Comes Home A Winner At Naas

Just one day after Gleneagles made a perfect start to his stallion career, the first runner by US Triple Crown hero American Pharoah scored impressively over five furlongs at Naas. All eyes were on Monarch Of Egypt (American Pharoah – Up, by Galileo) for the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Race and it was no surprise […]

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First Winner For Competitive Edge Comes At Gulfstream Park

Grade 1 Hopeful Stakes winner Competitive Edge sired his first juvenile winner on April 11 when the Mark Casse-trained Reiterate, bred by John B. Penn, scored on debut in a 4 1/2-furlong maiden special weight at Gulfstream Park. Gabe Grossberg owns the Florida-bred filly. “When they sent her from the training center in Ocala, they […]

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Coolmore Partners Buy Interest In Arkansas Derby Contender Galilean

The Coolmore group of John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith has purchased an interest in multiple stakes winner Galilean from West Point Thoroughbreds and partners ahead of Saturday’s Grade 1 Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark. Galilean is a son of Uncle Mo, who stands at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud in Kentucky. […]

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Triple Crown Winner Justify Attracts Star-Studded First Book Of Mares

When a Triple Crown winner retires to stud, the expectation is that his debut book of mares will be one of the strongest of the season. The first class of mares bred to 2018 Horse of the Year and Triple Crown winner Justify has lived up to that expectation, per an advertisement released by Coolmore […]

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‘Heading The Right Way’: Marconi Breaks Through In Skip Away

Bridlewood Farm, Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith’s Marconi ($11) captured Friday’s $100,000 Skip Away at Gulfstream Park, but the 4-year-old son of Tapit had to work extremely hard to achieve his first career stakes triumph. The Skip Away kicked off the weekend stakes action at Gulfstream Park, where 10 stakes worth $2.450 […]

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