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European Horse Of The Year St. Jovite Euthanized

St. Jovite, Europe’s Horse of the Year in 1992, was euthanized Jan. 9 due to the infirmities of old age at Michael Keogh’s Ballysax Manor Stud in Ireland. He was 27. St. Jovite was bred in Kentucky by his owner, Virginia Kraft Payson. He was sired by champion Pleasant Colony, winner of the 1981 Kentucky Derby and Preakness […]

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Equine Genetics Company Equinome to Open U.S. Office in 2015

Equinome, an equine genetics testing company based in Ireland, will open an office in the U.S. next year, according to an article in the Racing Post. The company was founded in 2009 by trainer Jim Bolger and Dr. Emmeline Hill, who recently was presented with the 2014 NovaUCF Innovation Award. According to the Racing Post, […]

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Report: Genetics Could Be the Key to Horses’ Running Styles

Genetics testing may be catching on in the Thoroughbred world, according to a report published in Nautilus. Research by Irish scientist Emmeline Hill suggests that horses have one of three genetic codes for the amount of muscling they will carry: CC, CT, or TT (the Cs and Ts indicating cytosine and thymine, two of the four […]

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Bolger Inducted Into Irish Thoroughbred Breeders Assoc. Hall of Fame

Trainer Jim Bolger was inducted into the Irish Thoroughbred Breeders Association’s Hall of Fame during a ceremony held Jan. 25. Bolger, who has enjoyed great success as a trainer, has also operated a successful breeding operation for many years. Champions such as Dawn Approach, Teofilo, in addition to Group 1 winners Trading Leather and Parish […]

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Champion Dawn Approach Retired to Kildangan Stud

He was New Approach’s first runner and first winner. And he went on to be his first Stakes winner, Group winner, G1 winner, Champion and first Classic winner, too. Now Dawn Approach will be the first son of the Derby winner to retire to stud: having followed in his father’s hoofprints when winning Championship honours […]

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International Racing Conference Calls for Integrity in Rules, Focus on Fan Experience

The International Federation of Horseracing Authorities’ 47th Annual International Conference was held in Paris, France on Monday, October 7 and gathered representatives from 51 different racing nations. Louis ROMANET, the IFHA chairman, said, “Each year the International Conference of Horseracing Authorities represents a pivotal forum for racing authorities throughout the world to come together to […]

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Trading Leather Too Tough for Rivals in Irish Derby

Trading Leather took command with over a furlong to run and charged to a 1 3/4-length victory in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (Ire-I) at the Curragh June 29. The 3-year-old colt became the first classic winner for his sire, champion Teofilo, and provided trainer Jim Bolger with his second victory in the race. […]

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‘Dawn’ Rises in St. James’s Palace Thriller

Champion Dawn Approach regained his winning form with a hard-fought nose victory over Toronado in the St. James’s Palace Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot June 18. The one-mile contest was one of three Group 1 races on the opening day program at the prestigious five-day race meeting. The chestnut colt by New Approach was hoping […]

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Dawn Approach Headlines Field of 12 for Investec Derby

Dawn Approach will attempt to remain undefeated as he goes for his eighth straight victory in Saturday’s Investec Derby (Eng-I) at Epsom. The Jim Bolger trainee is the heavy favorite to add a Derby victory to his earlier score in the Qipco 2,000 Guineas (Eng-I). Trainer Aidan O’Brien will send out five runners – Battle […]

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Dawn Approach Dominates in Qipco Two Thousand Guineas

Dawn Approach remained undefeated and gave Godolphin a much-needed boost with a dominating five-length victory in the Qipco Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) at Newmarket May 4. The 3-year-old chestnut colt became the first classic winner for his sire, champion New Approach, who captured the Vodofone Derby (Eng-I) and Emirates Airline Champion Stakes (Eng-I) on his […]

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