Battaash Proves Third Time’s The Charm In Coolmore Nunthorpe

The third time proved to be the charm today for Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum’s 5-year-old gelding Battaash (IRE), who after consecutive fourth-place finishes the last two years, finally won the five-furlong, $512,000 Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (G1) at York in a scintillating 3 ¾-length course record victory under jockey Jim Crowley. With this win, Battaash earned […]

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Danuska’s My Girl Makes It Look Easy In Las Flores

Under aggressive handling from Geovanni Franco, Jerry Hollendorfer’s Danuska’s My Girl registered a 3 ¼ length win in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Las Flores Stakes at Santa Anita. Sent from the gate in her first stakes assignment, the 5-year-old Kentucky-bred mare by Shackleford got six furlongs in 1:10.23. Head and head the first eighth of […]

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Vieja Luna Leads The Way In Fillies OBS Championship Stakes

Juan Francisco Landaeta’s Vieja Luna led at every point of call in Tuesday’s female division of the $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes. The Marcos Fernandez trainee completed the 1 1/16 mile contest for 3-year-olds that have been through an OBS sales ring in 1:45.04 over the all-weather surface. Fastest out of the gate, Vieja Luna had […]

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Keeneland Select Presents Breeders’ Cup Oddities: Dayjur Jumps A Shadow

Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott once said, “There are a thousand ways to lose a race.” In the 1990 Breeders’ Cup Sprint, Dayjur found the 1,001st way. A proven sprinter from Europe owned by Sheikh Hamdan al Maktoum, the 3-year-old son of Danzig was sent off as the co-favorite in the seventh running of […]

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Speedy Muhaarar Wins Third Straight G1 Race

Muhaarar continues to prove himself one of the best sprinters in Europe, landing his third straight Group 1 event in the Larc Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville Sunday. According to the Racing Post, a similar feat was completed by champion Dayjur, who won three G1 events – the Sprint Cup, Nunthorpe and Prix de […]

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Champion Safely Kept Dies at 28

Champion and Hall of Fame member Safely Kept was euthanized April 22 at Burleson Farm in Midway, Ky., due to the infirmities of old age, the Blood-Horse reports. She was 28. Trained by Alan Goldberg for owners Barry Weisbord and Richard Santulli’s Jayeff B. Stable, Safely Kept raced from ages two through five and won […]

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Dayjur Euthanized at 26

European Champion and Sire Dayjur was euthanized today at Shadwell Farm in Lexington due to the infirmities of old age, according to an announcement from the farm. He was 26 and had been pensioned since 2010. “Dayjur was one great racehorse. He gave Sheikh Hamdan, and all of us at Shadwell, many great thrills –including […]

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