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Turf Stars Alpha Centauri, Saxon Warrior Retired Due To Injuries

Promising turf talents Alpha Centauri and Saxon Warrior have both been retired following defeats in their respective Group 1 efforts on Saturday, reports¬† Alpha Centauri suffered a chip in her right front fetlock joint, while Saxon Warrior was found to have a lesion in his flexor tendon. “I’ve had an amazing summer with her,” trainer […]

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Protest Forces Cancellation Of Saint-Cloud Card, Including Two Group One Races

Racing at Saint-Cloud on Sunday was abandoned following a protest by a group representing trainers, owners and breeders. Protesters blocked access from the pre-parade ring to the paddock, eventually forcing officials to call off the meeting after just one race. They were demonstrating against a planned cut in premiums that will affect in particular French-bred […]

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U S Navy Flag, Clemmie Provide O’Brien With Another Group One Double

Aidan O’Brien crept ever closer to Bobby Frankel’s record of 25 Group/Grade One wins in a year as U S Navy Flag sprung a minor surprise in the G1 Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket. After stablemate Clemmie had earlier landed the G1 Cheveley Park Stakes, O’Brien fielded four in the colts’ Group One, headed […]

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Group 1 Winner Pride Of Dubai Retired, Will Stand At Coolmore Australia

Owned by Peter and Paul Snowden, Coolmore, and the China Horse Club, Pride of Dubai has been retired due to a recurrence of bruising to his hind fetlock, according to The 4-year-old son of Street Cry is a multiple Group 1 winner in Australia, and will stand stud at Coolmore’s Hunter Valley Stud. Out […]

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Maiden, Apprentice win Australia’s Cox Plate

For a horse with a career of near-misses, it can not be sweeter than to capture victory in as dramatic fashion as possible. That’s exactly what happened when Shamus Award won Australia’s prestigious Group 1 Sportingbet Cox Plate Saturday at Moonee Valley, as reported by the Sydney Morning Herald. The 3-year-old son of Snitzel and […]

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Three Group 1 Breeders’ Cup Challenge races featured this weekend

Press Release Three Breeders’ Cup Challenge G1 races for automatic starting positions in the Breeders’ Cup World Championships will be contested this weekend beginning in Ireland on Saturday with the Stobart Pretty Polly Stakes (G1) at The Curragh, and followed on Sunday in Japan by the Takarazuka Kinen (G1) and in France with the Grand […]

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