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‘Bouncing Around The Yard’: Dam Of Australian Star Winx Has Deep Impact Filly

Vegas Showgirl, the dam of Australian champion Winx, had a filly by leading Japanese sire Deep Impact on Sept. 3 at Segenhoe Stud in Aberdeen, Australia, ANZ Bloodstock News reports. Bred by John and Deb Camilleri’s Fairway Thoroughbreds, the filly was described as the best one yet out of the mare by farm staff. This […]

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Leading Japanese Sire Deep Impact Euthanized At 17

Deep Impact, a two-time Japanese Horse of the Year and seven-time champion sire in Japan, died July 30 at age 17, Racing Post reports. The son of breed-shaping Japanese sire Sunday Silence stood an abbreviated 2019 breeding season due to neck pain, and he underwent surgery on July 28. The following day, the stallion had […]

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Longshot Roger Barows Jumps Up To Win Japanese Derby

Roger Barows, off at greater than 90-1 odds, captured his first grade-race victory in this year’s Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby), renewing the race record set by Duramente in 2015 by 0.6 seconds to 2:22.6. The Deep Impact colt won his debut start in August last year and was runner-up in his second start two months […]

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Top Japanese Sire Deep Impact Sidelined For Remainder Of Breeding Season

Deep Impact, Japan’s perennial top sire, will be rested for the remainder of the 2019 breeding season due to recurring neck pain, Racing Post reports. The 17-year-old son of Sunday Silence has been Japan’s leading sire by progeny earnings every year since 2012. He resides at Shadai Stallion Station on the northern Japanese island of […]

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Deep Impact Filly Danon Fantasy Impressive In G1 Hanshin Juvenile Fillies

Odds-on favorite Danon Fantasy measured up to the expectations of her fans by showing a powerful late charge from toward the rear to claim this year’s Hanshin Juvenile Fillies and extended her winning streak to three. While succumbing to second in her debut start to Gran Alegria who subsequently claimed a graded victory against male contenders, […]

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Epsom Derby Drawing Intense Interest From Japanese Horse Racing Breeders, Fans

Tomorrow’s Investec Derby will be the subject of unprecedented media attention in Japan, thanks to the participation of hot favourite Saxon Warrior, whose sire is the Japanese legend, Deep Impact. Deep Impact is a former champion racehorse in Japan, who won seven G1s, including the Triple Crown. He stands at Shadai Stallion Station in Japan, […]

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Undefeated Saxon Warrior Heads Field Of 14 For Saturday’s Investec Derby

Britain’s premier Classic and richest race, the £1.5 million G1 Investec Derby, is staged at 4.30pm on Saturday (June 2) before a big crowd at Epsom Downs and a worldwide television audience. The unbeaten Saxon Warrior heads the 14 three-year-old colts confirmed today for the 2018 Investec Derby, the world’s greatest Flat race, which is run over […]

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Unbeaten Saxon Warrior Faces Up To 15 In June 2 Investec Derby

Ante-post favourite Saxon Warrior is one of 16 horses going forward for the 2018 Investec Derby at Epsom Downs on Saturday, June 2, following today’s scratching deadline, details of which are revealed here. Saxon Warrior, one of seven remaining contenders for Britain and Ireland’s reigning champion Flat trainer Aidan O’Brien, maintained his unbeaten record in style when […]

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British Triple Crown? O’Brien Opines On ‘Strong And Powerful’ Saxon Warrior’s Chances

Aidan O’Brien spoke at length this morning about the talent at his disposal, including star Saxon Warrior, who heads the betting for the G1 Investec Derby, Britain’s greatest and richest race, on Saturday, June 2, during a media trip by Epsom Downs Racecourse and Investec to the iconic Ballydoyle stables in County Tipperary, Ireland. Unbeaten […]

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Japanese-Bred Saxon Warrior Takes 2000 Guineas; 300th Group 1 Victory For Aidan O’Brien

Saxon Warrior gave Donnacha O’Brien a very first classic success and his father a remarkable 300th  Group 1 prize when storming to an emphatic length-and-a-half victory in the QIPCO 2000 Guineas at Newmarket in England. Tip Two Win finished second, with Masar third in the British Classic for 3-year-old colts. Fears about the mile trip being […]

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