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‘Genuine And Tough’ Royal Dornoch Captures Juddmonte Royal Lodge

Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith and Mrs. John Magnier’s 2-year-old longshot Royal Dornoch (IRE), under jockey Wayne Lordan, prevailed by a neck over 6-5 favored Kameko to win Saturday’s one-mile $160,000 Juddmonte Royal Lodge (GII) at Newmarket Racecourse. With this victory, Royal Dornoch earned an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf through the international […]

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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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‘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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Longines/IFHA International Award Of Merit To Magnier Family, Aidan O’Brien

The Magnier family and trainer Aidan O’Brien, the driving forces behind Coolmore and the Ballydoyle Racing Stable, have been selected as the recipients of the 2018 Longines and IFHA International Award of Merit, which recognizes distinguished horsemen and horsewomen for lifelong contributions to Thoroughbred racing. They will be honored on Tuesday Aug. 14, in Dublin, […]

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Mendelssohn Scores In Kentucky Derby Points Race In Ireland, On To Dubai

Derrick Smith, Mrs. John Magnier and Michael Tabor’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (Grade I) champ Mendelssohn, trained by Aidan O’Brien and ridden by Ryan Moore, won Friday’s one-mile Patton Stakes (Listed) at Dundalk in Ireland to claim 20 points and the top spot on the new European Road to the Kentucky Derby Leaderboard. O’Brien ran 1-2-3 in […]

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‘Extraordinary’ O’Brien Breaks Record With 26th Group One Victory Of 2017

It has been on the cards for some time, but Saxon Warrior’s victory in the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster finally provided Aidan O’Brien with a unique slice of racing history. The Ballydoyle handler notched his 26th Group One win of the year on Town Moor, breaking the record set by legendary American trainer Bobby […]

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Dual Classic-Placed Idaho Odds-On Favorite For Saturday’s St. Leger

The Coolmore partners Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith have the hot favorite on their hands in Idaho for Saturday’s Group 1 Ladbrokes St. Leger Stakes at Doncaster. The sophomore son of Galileo, under the tutelage of Aidan O’Brien, was third in the Epsom Derby and second in the Irish Derby this year […]

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Bejarano Keeps Cupid Off The Rail To Win West Virginia Derby

Regardless of which racetrack he choses and what horse he sends to the post, trainer Bob Baffert always seem to pick the right spot his major stakes competitors. On Saturday, Baffert registered his third victory in the past seven editions of the Grade 2, $750,000 West Virginia Derby at Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort. This […]

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Minding Wins Sixth Straight Group 1 Despite Trouble At Goodwood

Though the win would not come as easily as some of her more recent scores, Derrick Smith, Mrs. John Magnier and Michael Tabor’s 3-year-old filly Minding would find her way to the winner’s circle for a sixth Group 1 score in a row in the Nassau Stakes at Goodwood Saturday, reports The Guardian. The daughter of […]

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