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Bad Luck Hopefully At An End For Hong Kong Vase Candidate Red Verdon

It’s been quite an adventure, or perhaps misadventure, over the past 10 weeks for the G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Vase candidate Red Verdon and his ever attentive companion Robin Trevor-Jones, assistant to trainer Ed Dunlop. The story begins with his late September flight to Australia which was delayed mid-route, for some 14 hours, when the […]

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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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‘A Horse Who Touched A Nation’: Red Cadeaux’s Final Resting Place

Red Cadeaux’s ashes were interred beneath a bench seat at Flemington Race Course in Australia on Saturday, inside the pre-parade ring. According to The Racing Post, the plaque on the bench reads: “For a race that stops a nation, we were lucky to have a horse who touched a nation.” It was written by the […]

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Optimism Abounds From Europe’s Japan Cup Hopefuls

At Friday night’s lavish Japan Cup welcome party, Ritz-Carlton Tokyo, hope sprang eternal among connections of the European entrants to the Group 1 fixture. Several attendees speculated that America’s The Pizza Man would have been a contender for top honors had he made the trip. Sunday’s 35th running of the Japan Cup in association with […]

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Red Cadeaux Euthanized, To Be ‘Dearly Missed By All’

Australian fan favorite racehorse Red Cadeaux was humanely euthanized today due to “irreversible complications” arising from the injury he sustained in the Melbourne Cup, according to a statement issued by Racing Victoria. The 10-year-old red gelding had surgery on his left foreleg to repair a fracture on Nov. 4 and had been recovering well. Trainer […]

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Red Cadeaux ‘Well On The Mend’ From Surgery, Will Retire In Australia

Top stayer Red Cadeaux, who was injured during the running of the Melbourne Cup, is “well on the mend” following surgery for that injury and will retire to a farm in Australia, the Racing Post reported Sunday. The veteran gelding will retire to “Living Legends,” which the article describes as a “tourist attraction and home […]

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Team British Racing Set To Take On Showpiece Races In America And Australia

Another successful year for Team British Racing is set to reach its climax in the next two weeks with raids on showpiece races in both America and Australia. Golden Horn, the Epsom Derby and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner, leads a nine-strong Team British Racing entry at the Breeders’ Cup meeting while the Ascot […]

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Dunlop Trio Lead Team British Racing Melbourne Cup Raid

The Ed Dunlop trained Red Cadeaux and Trip To Paris will spearhead a top class Team British Racing challenge on the AUD$6.2 million (£3,246,073) Emirates Melbourne Cup at Flemington on Tuesday 3rd November. The weights for Australia’s richest race were announced today and Team British Racing is set to mount an exceptionally strong bid to […]

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Melbourne Cup: Murtagh Saddles Two for Ireland in ‘Race That Stops a Nation’

As a jockey, Johnny Murtagh rode countless winners, finding success around the globe. Within the past year, Murtagh has retired from riding and made a successful transition to training racehorses. On Tuesday, Murtagh will saddle two runners in what many consider the biggest race in the world – Australia’s Melbourne Cup. Murtagh will saddle Mutual […]

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American St. Leger Could Be Next for Joshua Tree

Seven-year-old globetrotter Joshua Tree is eying a possible run in the Listed $400,000 American St. Leger on Aug. 16, according to the International Racing Bureau. A winner of an incredible three Group I Canadian Internationals, the son of the late Montjeu is exiting a seventh of 10 in the Group II Hardwicke Stakes at the […]

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