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Free Drop Billy Could Switch To Turf For Secretariat Stakes

Trainer Dale Romans indicated that 2018 Triple Crown contender Free Drop Billy could make the switch over to grass for the Grade I $400,000 Secretariat Stakes on Saturday, Aug. 11. The 1 1/8-miles turf event for 3-year-olds is just one of five stakes carded for the Arlington International Festival of Racing. The Bruce D. Memorial Stakes, Grade […]

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Godolphin’s Derby Hero Masar Supplemented To Coral-Eclipse

Investec Derby hero Masar headlines 10 contenders for the Group 1 Coral-Eclipse on Saturday, July 7. Owned by Godolphin and trained by Charlie Appleby, Masar registered a decisive length and a half victory under William Buick in Britain’s premier Classic over 12 furlongs at Epsom Downs on June 2. He is the 5/4 favorite with […]

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Romans: Belmont Distance Suits Pedigree Of Free Drop Billy

Albaugh Family Stables’ Breeders’ Futurity (Grade I) winner Free Drop Billy breezed five furlongs in :59.60 Monday morning at Churchill Downs as the colt prepares for a possible start in the June 9 Belmont Stakes (GI). During the exclusive training session from 7:30-7:40 a.m. EDT for horses preparing to start in the 1 ½-mile test, Free Drop Billy began his breeze at […]

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North America Leads Throughout Al Maktoum Challenge; Hawkbill Lowers Course Record

The final fixture of the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival, Super Saturday lived up to its billing with both Group 1 features producing memorable winning efforts. Introduced in 2003 as a dress rehearsal for the Dubai World Cup card three weeks later, all seven races are mirror images of a race to be contested on […]

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Johnny Bear Noses Out Hawkbill In Northern Dancer Turf

Colebrook Farms and Bear Stables’ Johnny Bear just got his nose in front of 3-5 favorite Hawkbill to win Saturday’s Grade 1 Northern Dancer Turf at Woodbine Racecourse. At odds of 9-1, the 6-year-old son of English Channel covered 12 furlongs over the firm turf in 2:28.34 under jockey Luis Contreras. It was the first […]

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Dual Oaks Winner Enable Could Be Favored Over Older Male Rivals In Saturday’s King George

Enable looks set to go off as favourite in the Group 1 King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot this Saturday after John Gosden made positive noises about the dual Oaks winner lining up. With the ground currently described as soft at Ascot and the forecast unsettled for the week ahead, last year’s […]

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Gutsy Highland Reel Goes Gate-To-Wire To Take Coronation Cup

Highland Reel and the rest of trainer Aidan O’Brien’s contingent may have been late arriving at Epsom Downs on Friday, but the travel delays made no difference to the multiple Grade/Group 1 winner as he powered his way to a front-running victory in the G1 Investec Coronation Cup. The six Ballydoyle runners were late arriving […]

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Kitten’s Joy Sires First Group 1 Winner In Europe With Hawkbill

Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s cornerstone stallion Kitten’s Joy now has his first Group 1 winner overseas, thanks to Godolphin’s Hawkbill throwing down a gutsy victory over The Gurkha in Saturday’s Coral-Eclipse Stakes at Sandown, reports the Racing Post. Out of a graded stakes placed daughter of Giant’s Causeway, Hawkbill was a $350,000 yearling purchase at the […]

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