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Delta’s Royalty, Lone Foal Of Royal Delta, Wins On Debut At Kempton

The only foal out of the late three-time Eclipse champion Royal Delta, Delta’s Royalty showcased some of her dam’s exceptional talent with a debut victory at Kempton this week. The 2-year-old Galileo filly, trained by Roger Varian, won a one-mile fillies’ novice event on polytrack over 13 rivals, fending off her nearest challenger by about […]

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Delta’s Royalty, Lone Foal Of Royal Delta, Set For Debut Start In England

Delta’s Royalty, the only foal out the late champion Royal Delta, is slated to make her debut start on Thursday at Kempton Park Racecourse in England, Racing Post reports. The 2-year-old Galileo filly will be part of a 14-horse field of maidens going a mile over Kempton’s all-weather Polytrack surface. She is trained by Roger […]

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Magical Ruled Out Of Breeders’ Cup With Temperature Spike; Top Mare Retired

Coolmore’s Magical, intended for this weekend’s Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf, did not make the trip to the United States this morning after spiking a fever, reports racingpost.com. The top-class mare, a four-time Group 1-winning daughter of Galileo, will instead be retired to begin her career as a broodmare. “Magical spiked a slight temperature this […]

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‘Ultimate Racehorse’ Magical Turns In Winning Effort In British Champion Stakes

Aidan O’Brien described Magical as “the ultimate racehorse” following a smooth performance to justify even-money favoritism in the G1 QIPCO Champion Stakes at Ascot. Just 13 days on from a fifth-placed effort in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, Magical, a four-year-old daughter of Galileo, traveled powerfully throughout today’s 10-furlong contest and ran on strongly […]

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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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