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Appleby Captures International Trainer Of The Year Award For Third Consecutive Season

Charlie Appleby has won the prestigious International Trainer of the Year award for the third year running. The Godolphin trainer sent out twelve G1 winners worldwide in 2018, including the G1 Derby at Epsom, the G1 Melbourne Cup at Flemington and the G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at Churchill Downs. He also enjoyed success in […]

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New Book Examines Cold Case Mystery Of Epsom Derby Winner Shergar

In 1981, Shergar won the Epsom Derby by ten lengths—the longest margin in the race’s history. After winning a total of six races, his owner, the Aga Khan IV, chose to syndicate Shergar at Ballymany Stud in Ireland for £10 million, a substantially lower sum than if he had syndicated in the United States. Two years […]

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Impressive Maiden Winner Willie John Sets New Record At Tattersalls Sale

The 2,000 Guineas and Derby prospect Willie John became the highest priced colt in training ever sold in Europe at public auction when knocked down to Roger Varian for 1,900,000 guineas on the second day of the Tattersalls February Sale. The result pushed turnover for the sale into record territory for the fourth year in […]

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Wings Of Eagles Flies Home Late, Springs 40-1 Upset In Investec Derby

Wings Of Eagles sprang a huge 40-1 upset in the Group 1 Investec Derby at Epsom to propel jockey Padraig Beggy into the limelight. With only two behind him with three furlongs to run, the son of 2011 Derby winner Pour Moi came from the clouds to collar his Aidan O’Brien-trained stablemate Cliffs Of Moher and Ryan […]

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O’Brien Sends Out Six In Wide Open Investec Derby

A field of nineteen will go to the post Saturday for the Group 1 Investec Derby, the largest field for the classic since 2003. Considered to be a wide-open edition with no clear cut standout, favoritism may likely fall on Cliffs Of Moher, one of six runners from trainer Aidan O’Brien’s stable. Jockey Ryan Moore has […]

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Diore Lia Saga: Owner Of Longshot Finds Replacement Rider For Derby

The ongoing saga of the maiden filly Diore Lia and her owner’s attempt to run her in the G1 Investec Derby took yet another turn Thursday when a replacement jockey was named to ride the filly in Saturday’s Derby. According to a report in the Racing Post, owner Richard Aylward has named Paddy Pilley to ride Diore […]

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BHA Prohibits Apprentice Jockey From Riding In Investec Derby

The British Horseracing Authority issued a statement late Wednesday that said that apprentice jockey Gina Mangan, who had agreed to pilot the maiden filly Diore Lia in the Investec Derby, would not be allowed to ride in the classic. According to the Racing Post, the BHA is not preventing the filly, who has only made two career starts, […]

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NBC Sports To Carry Live Coverage Of 2017 Investec Derby

The Investec Derby from Epsom Downs Racecourse in the UK will be available live to an audience reach of circa 550 million on Saturday, with first-time broadcasters including Sport 24 (airlines and cruise lines) and NBC Sports (US). This year’s edition, in which Frankie Dettori’s mount Cracksman is set to line up as favorite, boasts […]

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Epsom: Trainer Defends Controversial Decision To Run Maiden In Derby

The Epsom Derby will be contested for the 238th time on Saturday, June 3, and once again a large field is expected to take their places in the starting gate. One of the contestants in this year’s edition is Diore Lia, a 3-year-old filly by Yeats who has made just two starts and has yet to […]

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Godolphin’s Decision To Reduce Bloodstock Has Many In Industry Reaping The Benefits

The decision by Sheikh Mohammed to reduce some of Godolphin/Darley’s bloodstock over the past year or so has been begun to show positive results for those owners and breeders that ventured to buy some of the horses that were sold. One such example is Camas Park Stud, which the Racing Post reports paid 65,000 guineas for the mare Tessa […]

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