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Iridessa Scores Filly & Mare Turf Berth In Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron

While 3-5 Laurens (FR), the defending champion, appeared indomitable in the one-mile $403,500 Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron for fillies and mares, it was the Joseph O’Brien-trained Iridessa (IRE), ridden by Wayne Lordan, who proved the best, passing Hermosa (IRE) in the stretch to win by three-quarters of a length, with Just Wonderful finishing third. Both […]

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Concrete Rose Chasing Inaugural Turf Tiara In Friday’s Saratoga Oaks Invitational

Ashbrook Farm and BBN Racing’s three-time graded stakes winner Concrete Rose will look to capture the first two legs of NYRA’s first-year Turf Tiara series as part of a talented six-horse field of 3-year-old fillies competing in the inaugural running of the $750,000 Saratoga Oaks Invitational on Friday at Saratoga Race Course. The Turf Triple, […]

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Concrete Rose Kicks Clear In Belmont Oaks

Ashbrook Farm and BBN Racing’s Concrete Rose remains unbeaten in her sophomore campaign, running away with the Grade 1 Belmont Oaks by 2 3/4 lengths on the wire. The daughter of Twirling Candy rated just off the frontrunner and got first run on her in the stretch, completing the 1 1/4-mile distance over Belmont Park’s […]

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Turf Triple: ‘Big Race’ On Tap For O’Brien-Trained Blenheim Palace; Coral Beach ‘Encouraging’

Trainer Aidan O’Brien’s Turf Triple contingent trained over the Belmont main track on Friday morning, as Blenheim Palace once again led the quartet, followed by fellow Belmont Derby contender Cape of Good Hope and the fillies Coral Beach and Just Wonderful, who will start in the Grade 1 Belmont Oaks Invitational. “They jogged one lap […]

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O’Brien’s Turf Triple Contingent Tours Belmont’s Training Track In Advance Of Saturday’s Stars & Stripes Racing Festival

Trainer Aidan O’Brien’s Turf Triple contingent cleared quarantine at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., on Thursday morning and enjoyed a brief training session on the dirt training track. The quartet, led by the vocal Blenheim Palace, included his fellow Belmont Derby contender Cape of Good Hope and the fillies Coral Beach and Just Wonderful, who will start in Saturday’s Grade 1 […]

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O’Brien To Ship Trio Of Contenders For Belmont Oaks, Derby

Trainer Aidan O’Brien will be represented by multiple group winner Just Wonderful in the Grade 1, $750,000 Belmont Oaks Invitational and Blenheim Palace and Cape of Good Hope in next Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Derby Invitational as the first legs of the newly-minted Turf Triple series gets underway. Just Wonderful, a bay daughter […]

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Just Wonderful Earns Spot In Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf With Newmarket Victory

Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith and Mrs. John Magnier’s Just Wonderful, ridden by Ryan Moore, pulled away from eight rivals inside the final furlong to win the seven-furlong, $135,000 Shadwell Rockfel Stakes (G2) at Newmarket by 1 ¾ lengths over Dandhu (GB) and earned an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf through the international […]

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