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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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Bloodlines: Living In Galileo’s World

Another day, another Galileo classic winner. With 12 of the 13 racers in the 2019 Derby Stakes at Epsom tracing to Galileo as a son, grandson, or great-grandson, there was little doubt that more good news was brewing for the sire in the English classic. This year’s Derby winner Anthony Van Dyck is by Coolmore’s […]

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Anthony Van Dyck Gives O’Brien Seventh, Heffernan First Investec Derby Successes

Aidan O’Brien became the joint winning-most trainer in Investec Derby history after 13/2 shot Anthony Van Dyck provided the master of Ballydoyle with a seventh success in Britain’s premier Classic and richest race. Ridden by Seamie Heffernan, enjoying his first win on his 12th Derby ride, the three-year-old son of Galileo ran on gamely in […]

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Bloodlines: War Of Will’s ‘Depth Of Family’ Bodes Well

War Front could be pardoned for a bit of pride because the big bay horse from Claiborne Farm had a pretty good weekend. War of Will won the Grade 1 Preakness Stakes on Saturday; Etoile won the G3 Fillies Sprint at Naas in Ireland on Sunday, with Peace Charter second (both by War Front); and […]

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‘Terrier-Like’ Breeders’ Cup Winner Line Of Duty Leads Godolphin Hopes For Investec Derby

Godolphin trainer Charlie Appleby is hoping Line Of Duty can emulate stablemate Masar by winning the 2019 G1 Investec Derby at Epsom Downs on Saturday, June 1, Investec Derby Day and day two of the Investec Derby Festival. Masar provided a first victory for Godolphin’s royal blue colors in the 239th running of the premier […]

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‘A Lovely Mind’: American Pharoah’s First Runner Comes Home A Winner At Naas

Just one day after Gleneagles made a perfect start to his stallion career, the first runner by US Triple Crown hero American Pharoah scored impressively over five furlongs at Naas. All eyes were on Monarch Of Egypt (American Pharoah – Up, by Galileo) for the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Race and it was no surprise […]

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Magical, Magic Wand Lead Ballydoyle Brigade For Dubai World Cup Card

Last year’s Dubai World Cup night saw a procession from the hugely talented Mendelssohn in the UAE Derby sponsored by The Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group (G2) before targeting big races in America through his 3-year-old campaign. Such was just another example of the powerful reach that Coolmore and Aidan O’Brien-led Ballydoyle have and […]

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Bloodlines: Code Of Honor A Surprise Package To Many

The sight of Code of Honor (by Noble Mission) sailing down the stretch at Gulfstream Park on March 2 to win the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth Stakes exploded the reputations of some and confounded the expectations of others. As the fifth choice in a field of 11, Code of Honor turned the public choices […]

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Champion Abel Tasman To Visit Galileo For First Mating

Abel Tasman, the champion 3-year-old filly of 2017, will be paired with global powerhouse Galileo for her first mating in Ireland during the upcoming breeding season. The Coolmore operation, which owns both Galileo and Abel Tasman, announced the mating on its social media channels. Coolmore bought Abel Tasman at this year’s Keeneland January Horses of […]

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Platinum Warrior Gets First Stateside Win In San Marcos

The luck of the Irish carried the day in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Marcos Stakes at Santa Anita, as Irish-bred Platinum Warrior carried his Irish-born jockey Shane Foley to a 16-1 upset win. Trained by John Sadler, the 4-year-old grey colt by Galileo got a mile and one quarter over a “good” turn in […]

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