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Report: Instant Racing Supporters In Idaho Claim PAC Intimidating Voters

Supporters of a petition to bring instant racing back to Idaho claim a political action committee (PAC) called the North Idaho Voter Project is harassing and intimidating voters out of signing the petition. KTVB reports Bruce Newcomb, chairman of Save Idaho Horse Racing, claims agents of the PAC follow his campaign staff and verbally harassing […]

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Cheval Grand Upsets Japan Cup Under Australian Hugh Bowman

Fifth choice in the wagering, Cheval Grand captured his first G1 victory in this year’s Japan Cup where he deprived race favorite Kitasan Black from a back-to-back win. Debuting at the age of two, the slow developer was foreign to Triple Crown starts but began to show potential from the latter half of his three-year-old […]

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Moore Enjoys Six-Win Day In Tokyo Ahead Of Japan Cup

Top jockey Ryan Moore is in Japan this weekend for the Group 1 Japan Cup, and will ride Aidan O’Brien trainee Idaho in Sunday’s main event. Moore warmed up for Sunday with six victories on Saturday’s card at Tokyo Racecourse; according to racingpost.com the jockey only had eight mounts from 12 total races. “I’ve been lucky to […]

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Idaho, Stablemate Rain Goddess Arrive For Canadian International Card

Idaho, the 5-2 morning line favourite for Sunday’s Pattison Canadian International, checked into Woodbine Thursday evening along with stablemate Rain Goddess, who is here for the E.P. Taylor Stakes. “We couldn’t be happier with Idaho,” said Kieran Murphy, a traveling head lad for trainer Aidan O’Brien. “He traveled great, did everything right.” Murphy also was […]

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Weekend Lineup Presented By DRF Bets: QEII, Canadian International

A trio of Grade 1 races headline the action across North America this weekend, with the Queen Elizabeth II Cup at Keeneland on Saturday and the E.P. Taylor and Canadian International at Woodbine on Sunday. On Friday, Keeneland’s card is led by the Grade 3 Franklin County Stakes. A 5 1/2 furlong turf sprint for […]

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Erupt To Face Nine Rivals In Title Defense Of Pattison Canadian International

Idaho, who hails from the powerful stable of trainer Aidan O’Brien, finished fifth in last year’s Grade 1 Pattison Canadian International won by returning champion Erupt. On Sunday, Idaho, as the 5-2 morning line favourite, will be looking not only to redeem himself but also possibly to provide an historic moment for O’Brien, who has […]

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Idaho, Rain Goddess Could Make History For O’Brien At Woodbine Sunday

Legendary Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien is on the verge of making racing history on Sunday’s Pattison Canadian International card, at Woodbine. Last weekend, Roly Poly’s victory in the Group 1 Sun Chariot Stakes brought O’Brien within two of Bobby Frankel’s record of 25 Group/Grade 1 wins in a calendar year. O’Brien will be represented on […]

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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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Canadian International On The Table For Idaho After Sword Dancer Disappointment

The Coolmore partners’ 4-year-old Idaho, winner of the Group 2 Hardwicke Stakes and recent third in the Group 1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth, journeyed to the United States last weekend to contest the Grade 1 Sword Dancer at Saratoga. The Galileo colt left the starting gates as the favorite for the 1 1/2-mile […]

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Sadler’s Joy Last-To-First In Sword Dancer

Woodslane Farm homebred Sadler’s Joy bounced through the post parade for the Grade 1 Sword Dancer Invitational like a horse with something big on his mind. Just 2:24.58 later, the 4-year-old son of Kitten’s Joy came flying down the outside of Saratoga’s firm turf course to win in a last-gasp effort which defeated both Money […]

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