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Another Run For Enable Not Ruled Out; Breeders’ Cup Turf An Option

Champion racemare Enable may not have been able to get the job done over testing ground at Longchamp on Sunday, but the 5-year-old mare still returned to the saddling enclosure to cheers from her fans after a brave performance. On Monday, Khalid Abudllah’s racing manager Lord Teddy Grimthorpe revealed to BBC Radio 4’s Today program […]

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Appleby Eyes Breeders’ Cup With Prix De L’Opera Winner Wild Illusion

Trainer Charlie Appleby won last year’s Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf with Wuheida, and he’d like to repeat the effort this year with the Godolphin-owned Wild Illusion. On Sunday, the Dubawi filly and jockey William Buick won the Prix de l’Opera at Longchamp for the second consecutive year, and with it earned an expenses-paid […]

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Royal Marine, Lily’s Candle Earn Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Spots At Longchamp

Godolphin’s Royal Marine and Martin Schwartz’ Lily’s Candle each collected Group 1 victories Sunday at Longchamp, simultaneously earning expenses-paid berths to their respective Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf races next month at Churchill Downs. The 2-year-old Royal Marine (Raven’s Pass), despite his inexperience, became a group 1 winner on his third public outing under jockey Oisin […]

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Girl Power: Enable Just Holds Off Sea Of Class For Arc Repeat

Juddmonte’s Enable may have had just one prep race before this year’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, but the 4-year-old filly proved her class with a repeat victory in Sunday’s Group 1 feature at Longchamp. The John Gosden-trained daughter of Nathaniel hit the front about 200 yards before the wire, only to face a late […]

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Enable Trying For Arc Repeat; Breeders’ Cup May Be On The Horizon For Star Filly

Juddmonte’s Enable is aiming to win back-to-back runnings of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe this weekend, but the 4-year-old daughter of Nathaniel will enter this year’s contest off just one prep race, reports nytimes.com. An injury in May of this year kept Enable out of the starting gate until Sept. 8, though she and jockey […]

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Trio Of Breeders’ Cup Berths On The Line Sunday At Longchamp

Three Breeders’ Cup Challenge races will be run at the new Paris Longchamp Racecourse this Sunday, Oct. 7 as a part of Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe day. Two “Win and You’re In” qualifiers start the afternoon with the Qatar Prix Marcel Boussac Criterium des Pouliches (G1) for an automatic berth into the Breeders’ […]

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Declaration Of War’s Olmedo Bags French 2,000 Guineas Amid Controversy

A controversial Sunday of racing at Longchamp saw the Jean-Claude Rouget-trained Olmedo capture the Group 1 French 2,000 Guineas under Cristian Demuro, reports racingpost.com. The 3-year-old son from the first crop of Ashford Stud’s Declaration Of War (War Front) came from well off the pace to nose out a pair of rivals at the finish, earning […]

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Reinvented Longchamp Enters A Brave New World

The long-awaited official opening of the new Longchamp, rebranded in the best marketing sense as ParisLongchamp to remind Parisians that the world’s most elegant racecourse is, indeed, just a few miles from the center of the French capital, went off with only a few hitches on Sunday afternoon as local racegoers and invited guests braved […]

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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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Six Takeaways From The 51st Annual IFHA Conference

The International Federation of Horseracing Authorities held its 51st annual conference in Paris on Monday with a focus on Thoroughbred aftercare, uniform rules, international wagering, and racetrack improvements. If you weren’t in Paris for the event, here are a few takeaways: Aftercare wasn’t always an uncomfortable topic for breeders – it was once a faux […]

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