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Turnover Tops 100 Million Guineas As Tattersalls October Book 1 Concludes

Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale came to a close with three lots selling for 1 million guineas (US$1,306,070) or more, taking the number of seven-figure yearlings to ten. Heading the way was the Galileo filly from Barronstown Stud who realized 2,100,000 guineas ($2,742,934), the top-priced filly at the sale. It was early […]

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Half-Brother To Golden Horn Lights Up Sale Ring At Tattersalls October Book 1

A Frankel brother to the 2015 Epsom Derby winner Golden Horn was the star turn on the second day of Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale when selling for 3,100,000 guineas (US$3,974,296), the second highest price for a yearling colt in the world this year. The Frankel brother to Golden Horn lit up […]

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‘We Don’t Love Her Any Less’: Waldgeist Denies Enable In Arc

Gestut Ammerland and Newsells Park’s Waldgeist hit his best stride in the final 150 yards to defeat champion Enable on Sunday, spoiling the mare’s attempt for a history-making third win in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. A 5-year-old son of Galileo, Waldgeist gave jockey Pierre-Charles Boudot his first win in the race and trainer […]

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O’Brien Trainees Fairyland, Love Capture Breeders’ Cup Berths At The Curragh

Aidan O’Brien runners and jockey Ryan Moore continued a big Sunday at The Curragh for Ballydoyle, winning both Group 1 Breeders’ Cup Challenge races on the program, first with Mrs. Evie Stockwell’s 3-year old filly Fairyland (IRE) outlasting stablemate So Perfect by a short head in the $461,500 Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes (G1) to […]

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Magical Earns Repeat Trip To Breeders’ Cup Turf In Irish Champion Stakes

Derrick Smith, Mrs. John Magnier and Michael Tabor’s 4-year-old filly Magical (IRE) took command two furlongs out and defeated stablemates Magic Wand (IRE) and Anthony Van Dyck (IRE) for a 2 ¼-length victory under jockey Ryan Moore in Saturday’s $1.441 million, 1 ¼-mile QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes (G1) at Leopardstown. Magical’s victory earned her an […]

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Iridessa Scores Filly & Mare Turf Berth In Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron

While 3-5 Laurens (FR), the defending champion, appeared indomitable in the one-mile $403,500 Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron for fillies and mares, it was the Joseph O’Brien-trained Iridessa (IRE), ridden by Wayne Lordan, who proved the best, passing Hermosa (IRE) in the stretch to win by three-quarters of a length, with Just Wonderful finishing third. Both […]

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Bloodlines: Code Of Honor Stakes Out New Territory For Sire Line

Victory in the Grade 1 Travers Stakes at Saratoga made Code of Honor (by Noble Mission) the seventh colt of 2019 to win a G1 stakes in the States at nine furlongs or farther on dirt. The others are Maximum Security (Florida Derby, Haskell), Roadster (Santa Anita Derby), Omaha Beach (Arkansas Derby), Country House (Kentucky […]

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Japan Gets Best Of Crystal Ocean In Juddmonte International

Improving 3-year-old Japan (GB) nailed the 5-year-old Crystal Ocean (GB) in the shadow of the post to clinch a hard fought success in the Juddmonte International Stakes (G1) at York racecourse in Yorkshire, England, a victory that secured him a guaranteed start in the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) through the international Breeders’ Cup Challenge. […]

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O’Brien To Ship Trio Of Contenders For Belmont Oaks, Derby

Trainer Aidan O’Brien will be represented by multiple group winner Just Wonderful in the Grade 1, $750,000 Belmont Oaks Invitational and Blenheim Palace and Cape of Good Hope in next Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Derby Invitational as the first legs of the newly-minted Turf Triple series gets underway. Just Wonderful, a bay daughter […]

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Magical Leads All-Star Cast In Search Of Breeders’ Cup Berth Via Royal Ascot

Derrick Smith, Mrs. John Magnier and Michael Tabor’s 4-year-old filly Magical (IRE), second to Enable (GB) in last year’s Longines Breeders Cup Turf (G1), and unbeaten in three starts this year, headlines an all-star cast of eight runners in Wednesday’s 1 1 ¼-mile Prince of Wales’s Stakes (G1) at Royal Ascot, with the winner receiving […]

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