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Cracksman Makes 2018 Debut A Winning One In Prix Ganay

British-bred star CRACKSMAN (GB) produced another striking performance to win the first European Group 1 of the year, the Prix Ganay, at Longchamp on Sunday. Already rated the top three-year-old in the 2017 World’s Best Racehorse Rankings, as well as the Cartier Champion Three-year-old Colt, Anthony Oppenheimer’s homebred had finished his season with a commanding […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Gunther’s Classic Trio Ready For ‘Chance To Prove Themselves’

From the 22,936 Thoroughbreds born in North America in 2015, the racing world has whittled down to the top 20 candidates for the first Saturday in May. Remarkably, two of the top 3-year-old colts were bred on the same small farm in Central Kentucky; both Justify and Vino Rosso hail from a broodmare band with […]

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Champion Stakes Hero Cracksman Will Breeze At Newmarket Tuesday

Cracksman and Frankie Dettori will have a racecourse gallop at Newmarket on Tuesday. John Gosden’s Champion Stakes hero will strut his stuff on the Rowley Mile accompanied by one stablemate at 12.40pm, 70 minutes before racing is due to get under way at 1.50pm. The Frankel colt has been earmarked to make his seasonal reappearance […]

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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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Godolphin Eliminates Global CEO Position; Osborne Returns To Ireland Role

Less than a year after Joe Osborne replaced John Ferguson as chief executive of Sheikh Mohammed’s Godolphin, the global Thoroughbred racing operation announced it is eliminating the oversight position and Osborne will return to his former role as managing director of Godolphin Ireland. Osborne was named interim CEO following the June 2017 departure of Ferguson, […]

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Champion Stakes Hero Cracksman ‘Unlikely’ To Make Dubai Trip

Cracksman’s owner Anthony Oppenheimer feels it is “unlikely” his star colt will travel to Dubai for the Sheema Classic on World Cup night, although a final decision has yet to be made. The John Gosden-trained colt was placed in the Derby and the Irish equivalent last season and ended his campaign with a spectacular victory […]

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Fit For A Queen: Gosden To Join Queen’s Roster Of Trainers

Trainer John Gosden is coming off a banner season which saw the filly Enable ‘run the table’ on her competition by winning five Group 1 races, capped off with her victory in the G1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. Gosden also saddled Cracksman, who became the first European Group 1 winner for his sire, Frankel, […]

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Champion Stakes Winner Cracksman Targeting Dubai Sheema Classic

A.E. Oppenheimer’s Cracksman, who became the first Group 1 winner in Europe for his sire, Frankel, when he won the Champion Stakes last fall, has begun preparing for a possible start in the G1 Dubai Sheema Classic. The Racing Post reports that the John Gosden trainee has been cantering for the past 10 days on the gallops […]

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John Gosden Joins The National Stud Board Of Directors

John Gosden OBE has been appointed by The Jockey Club to the board of The National Stud as a non-executive director from January 1st 2018. The Newmarket-based Flat racing trainer, who has more than 3,000 worldwide career winners to his name and won The Investec Oaks and The Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe with Enable […]

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Marsha Becomes Highest-Priced Horse Ever Sold At A European Auction

The European record for a thoroughbred at auction was broken on the second day of the Tattersalls December Mare Sale when the dual-Group 1 winner MARSHA sold for 6,000,000 guineas to the bid of MV Magnier. It was a remarkable day at the Tattersalls December Mare Sale with ten lots breaking the million guineas barrier […]

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