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Golden Horn Caps Off Career With Cartier Horse Of The Year Award

This evening marked the announcement of the 2015 Cartier Horse Racing Awards, the European equivalent of the American Eclipse Awards. Golden Horn (Cape Cross – Fleche d’Or by Dubai Destination) was named both Horse of the Year and 3-Year-Old Colt. Owned by Anthony Oppenheimer and trained by John Gosden, Golden Horn most recently finished second […]

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BC Filly & Mare Turf Notes: Stephanie’s Kitten Looking To Beat The Odds

(Dacita, Stephanie’s Kitten, Watsdachances) – Chad Brown’s three Filly and Mare Turf runners all galloped a 1 3/8 miles on the main track Thursday morning as they prepared for Saturday’s $2 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf at 1 3/16 miles. Four years after her victory in the Juvenile Fillies Turf, 6yo Stephanie’s […]

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Euro BC Contenders Begin To Arrive At Keeneland

The first two waves of European-based horses for the 32nd Breeders’ Cup World Championships have arrived at the Quarantine Barns on Rice Road. Arriving early Saturday evening after flying into Louisville was Anthony Oppenheimer’s Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1) winner Golden Horn (GB) (Longines Turf-G1) and Godolphin runners for the Juvenile Turf (G1): […]

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Golden Horn Prevails In Irish Champion; Legatissimo Victorious In Matron

Two horses earned automatic spots in Breeders’ Cup races with victories in G1 events at Leopardstown Saturday afternoon. Golden Horn turned in a strong front-running performance then survived a lengthy stewards’ inquiry to come out on top in the QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes. The win gives Golden Horn a “Win and You’re In” berth to […]

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Qualify Upsets Investec Oaks At 50-1

Rank outsider Qualify, considered trainer Aidan O’Brien’s third-string and dismissed at odds of 50-1, got up in the final strides to nip favored Legatissimo and win the Group 1 Investec Oaks by a short head. Qualify, a 3-year-old filly by Fastnet Rock, became her sire’s first European Group 1 winner. Fastnet Rock, a son of […]

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Moore Completes Guineas Double Aboard Legatissimo

It was a good weekend at Newmarket for jockey Ryan Moore. On Saturday, he piloted Gleneagles to a victory in the Qipco Two Thousand Guineas. Fresh off that victory, he landed the Qipco One Thousand Guineas as well, winning aboard the David Wachman-trained Legatissimo Sunday afternoon. Kieren Fallon was the last jockey to achieve the […]

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