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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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Eight Group 1 Winners Face Off In Tuesday’s Queen Anne Stakes

Royal Ascot gets under way with no fewer than eight Group 1 performers crossing swords in Tuesday’s Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes, which forms part of the Mile Category in the QIPCO British Champions Series and also offers an expenses-paid berth to the Breeders’ Cup Mile this fall at Santa Anita Park. The first two […]

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Laurens Defeats Favorite Alpha Centauri In Fastnet Rock Matron

Second-choice Laurens has defeated the favored Alpha Centauri in Saturday’s Group 1 Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes at Leopardstown, reports racingpost.com. The filly prevailed by three-quarters of a length, earning an expenses-paid berth to the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf this fall at Churchill Downs. “It’s probably the highlight of my career so far,” said trainer […]

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Syndicate-Owned Billesdon Brook Provides 66-1 Shocker In 1000 Guineas

British-bred Billesdon Brook (GB) caused a 66-1 upset in Sunday’s QIPCO 1000 Guineas at Newmarket when striding a length and three-quarters clear under Sean Levey, becoming the largest-priced winner in the race’s history. Laurens (7-1) finished second, and the Aidan O’Brien-trained Happily (11-4 favorite) checked in third. Richard Hannon’s filly, sired by Champs Elysees (GB), comes from […]

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