irish oaks

Godolphin Marketing Review Launches Significant Staff, Sponsorship Cuts

Sheikh Mohammed’s Godolphin operation, including the racing teams, Darley bloodstock, and numerous sponsorships, is undergoing an international review of its marketing spending, according to racingpost.com. Several staff members are reported to be exiting the organization, including Andy Wiles, global corporate director for Godolphin and Darley, and marketing director Bobby Brittain, among others. Sponsorships for the Irish Oaks, […]

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Enable ‘In Very Good Form,’ Likely To Return In Gold Cup Or Coronation Cup

Enable is likely to make her eagerly-anticipated seasonal debut in either the Tattersalls Gold Cup or the Investec Coronation Cup. John Gosden’s filly enjoyed a spectacular three-year-old campaign in 2017, completing the English-Irish Oaks double before going on to beat her elders in the King George, the Yorkshire Oaks and the Prix de l’Arc de […]

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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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O’Brien Takes Fifth Irish Oaks With Seventh Heaven

Trainer Aidan O’Brien took home his fifth Group 1 Irish Oaks victory Saturday with the sophomore filly Seventh Heaven, a daughter of Galileo. Ridden by Seamie Heffernan, racingpost.com reports that Seventh Heaven came home 2 3/4 lengths in front of the field, winning at odds of 14-1 to score the first top-level victory of her […]

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Covert Love Rallies Strongly For Irish Oaks Victory

Trainer Hugo Palmer won the first classic race of his training career when his Covert Love came home well to win Saturday’s G1 Irish Oaks at the Curragh. Ridden by Pat Smullen, Covert Love tracked the leader and seized the lead nearing the finish line, winning by 1 3/4 lengths over Jack Naylor and favored […]

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Invincible Spirit Colt Tops Second Session of Arqana Sale

An Invincible Spirit half brother to 2013 Darley Irish Oaks (Ire-I) winner Chicquita sold for €1.1 million ($1,473,803 U.S.), to mark the highest price at the second session of the Arqana Deauville yearling sale Aug. 17. The Blood-Horse reports that the colt was purchased by agents Ross and Peter Doyle on behalf of South African […]

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Bracelet Shines in Irish Oaks Victory

Impeccably bred Bracelet added another jewel to her resume when she held off a pair of rivals to win the Darley Irish Oaks (Ire-I) at the Curragh on Saturday. The field of fillies, a little more evenly matched after the announcement a few days before that Epsom Oaks hero Taghrooda would skip the race in […]

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Young Ana O’Brien Set to Make History in Irish Oaks

There is another up-and-coming riding star in Coolmore’s O’Brien family – 17-year-old Ana, the youngest of two daughters of Aidan and Anne-Marie O’Brien. The apprentice jockey will make her Group 1 debut on Saturday in the Darley Irish Oaks (Ire-I), where she will ride Beyond Brilliance, a filly by Holy Roman Emperor. O’Brien will make […]

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Blue Bunting just gets up in Irish Oaks thriller

Blue Bunting and jockey Frankie Dettori just got up at the wire to nail Banimpire and win the Group 1 Darley Irish Oaks at the Curragh Sunday. Blue Bunting, 3-year-old daughter of Dynaformer, is trained by Mahmood Al Zarooni for Godolphin.

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