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BC Turf Notes: Ribchester ‘Traveled Well,’ Rosario Talks ‘Tricky’ Beach Patrol

With all the horses having cleared quarantine a total of 35 European Breeders’ Cup challengers were seen out on the Del Mar track Thursday morning with the added excitement of seeing the 13-strong contingent from Ballydoyle out on the track for the first time since arriving on Monday evening. Home of The Brave (Mile) was […]

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Trio Of Group 1 Winners Set To Join Coolmore Ireland Roster For 2018

Group/Grade 1 winners Highland Reel, Caravaggio and Churchill will be a trio of talented new recruits to Coolmore Ireland next year, and the farm has released 2018 covering fees for its stallion roster. Caravaggio, a son of Scat Daddy, will stand for a fee of €35,000; Highland Reel and Churchill, both sons of Galileo, won’t have […]

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Arrogate, Gun Runner, Stellar Wind Top List Of Breeders’ Cup Pre-Entries

Led by defending Breeders’ Cup Classic winner and the world’s all-time leading money earner ARROGATE, Whitney and Suburban winner GUN RUNNER, Longines Distaff standout STELLAR WIND, defending Longines Turf winner HIGHLAND REEL (IRE), Juddmonte International winner ULYSSES (IRE) and Filly & Mare Turf star LADY ELI, an all-star international cast of 187 of the world’s […]

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Champion Stakes Winner Cracksman Officially Rated Above Stablemate Enable

Cracksman has officially been rated as the best horse in Europe following his brilliant performance in the Qipco Champion Stakes. His mark of 130 puts the John Gosden-trained Frankel colt 2lb ahead of his dual Classic-winning stablemate Enable (128), who also won the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes and Prix de l’Arc de […]

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Highland Reel Headlines Ballydoyle’s Breeders’ Cup Contingent

Highland Reel set himself up for the defense of his Breeders’ Cup Turf crown with a meritorious run in defeat in the Champion Stakes at Ascot. Aidan O’Brien’s globetrotter finished third to Cracksman on unsuitably soft ground, but conditions are expected to be far more in his favor at Del Mar on November 4. O’Brien […]

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Frankel’s Cracksman Dominates Qipco Champion Stakes By Seven Lengths

Cracksman lived up to the hype with a stunning display in the Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot. Plenty was written and said about connections deciding to skip the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and shunning a clash with John Gosden-trained stablemate Enable, who eventually won in great style. And while the decision to drop back […]

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O’Brien Has Team Of Seven Runners To Face Enable In Arc de Triomphe

Aidan O’Brien has a team of seven to chose from for next Sunday’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Chantilly. While opposition to John Gosden’s filly Enable appears thin on the ground, O’Brien seems intent on giving himself the strongest possibility of following up last year’s success with Found. Among his classy septet are last […]

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Effortless Enable Dominates Rivals In King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Dual Oaks heroine Enable upstaged the colts and older horses with a brilliant performance to win the Group 1 King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot. The victory earned the daughter of Nathaniel an automatic berth in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Turf at Del Mar. Taken into the lead two furlongs out by […]

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Champion Highland Reel, Dual Oaks Winner Enable Lead All-Star Cast For King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Led by defending Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) winner Highland Reel (IRE), and English and Irish Oaks (G1) winner Enable (GB), an all-star cast of 10 horses has been entered at Ascot for Saturday’s 1½ mile King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (G1) with the winner receiving an automatic berth into the Longines Breeders’ […]

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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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