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Stradivarius Beaten On The Wire By Kew Gardens In British Champions Long Distance Cup

Stradivarius suffered his first defeat in almost two years as Kew Gardens came on top in a pulsating climax to the Qipco British Champions Long Distance Cup. The remarkable Stradivarius has completely dominated the staying division over the past couple of seasons – with back-to-back wins in the Yorkshire Cup, Gold Cup, Goodwood Cup and […]

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Defending Champion Desert Encounter Tops Nominees For G1 Pattison Canadian International

Defending champion Desert Encounter tops the list of stars from around the world nominated to the 82nd running of the $800,000 Pattison Canadian International. The Grade 1 stakes event for horses three years old and up, contested over 1-1/2 miles on the E.P. Taylor Turf Course, is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 12 at Woodbine Racetrack. Based […]

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‘Dream’ Result For Varian As Defoe Upsets Coronation Cup

Defoe delighted his trainer, Roger Varian, by winning the Group One Investec Coronation Cup by half a length at 11/1 from Kew Gardens (100/30) this Friday at Epsom Racecourse. This was a first top-level success for the grey 5-year-old gelding, a son of Dalakhani and ridden by Andrea Atzeni. Newmarket-based Varian, for whom it was […]

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Four Grade 1’s Add Up To Blockbuster Breeders’ Cup Challenge Weekend

Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series qualifying races for automatic starting positions and fees paid into the 35th Breeders’ Cup World Championships returns this weekend with four Grade 1 stakes races at Ascot, Del Mar and Monmouth Park. The “Win and You’re In” action kicks off Saturday with the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (G1) […]

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Crystal Ocean, Poet’s Word Could Give Stoute Sixth King George & Queen Elizabeth Victory

Ascot stages Europe’s midsummer highlight on Saturday, July 28, the £1.25 million G1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Sponsored by QIPCO) (3.40pm) over a mile and a half. First run in 1951, the very prestigious contest has a tremendous history with legendary performers including Ribot, Nijinsky, Mill Reef, Brigadier Gerard, Dahlia, The Minstrel, […]

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‘Master Trainer’ Stoute Passes Cecil As Royal Ascot’s All-Time Leader

Multiple Group 1 winner Cracksman, most recently victorious in the Coronation Cup at Epsom, was expected to be the star of the day on Wednesday, the second of five days of racing at Royal Ascot in England. Instead, it was Sir Michael Stoute who took the honors, saddling Poet’s Word to a mild upset of […]

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Sunday’s Beresford Kicks Off ‘European Road To The Kentucky Derby’

The new seven-race “European Road to the Kentucky Derby” kicks off Sunday in Ireland with the Beresford Stakes (GII) for 2-year-olds at one mile on the turf. Much like the “Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby,” the new “European Road to the Kentucky Derby” is a stand-alone series of seven races that is separate from […]

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