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Magical Earns Repeat Trip To Breeders’ Cup Turf In Irish Champion Stakes

Derrick Smith, Mrs. John Magnier and Michael Tabor’s 4-year-old filly Magical (IRE) took command two furlongs out and defeated stablemates Magic Wand (IRE) and Anthony Van Dyck (IRE) for a 2 ¼-length victory under jockey Ryan Moore in Saturday’s $1.441 million, 1 ¼-mile QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes (G1) at Leopardstown. Magical’s victory earned her an […]

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Bricks And Mortar Delivers Arlington Million To Give Brown G1 Sweep

Stuck behind a wall of horses at the quarter pole, it looked as though Bricks and Mortar’s five-race win streak would come to an end in the 2019 Arlington Million. Ever-patient, jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. found a hole and sent the 5-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway on through to make his bid for a third […]

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Rosario Gives Channel Maker Perfectly-Timed Ride In Man O’ War

Jockey Joel Rosario had the runaway leader measured around the far turn of Saturday’s Grade 1 Man o’ War Stakes, running down Hunting Horn aboard Wachtel Stable, Gary Barber, and Reeves Thoroughbred Racing’s Channel Maker. Trained by Bill Mott, the 5-year-old son of English Channel covered 1 3/8 miles over Belmont Park’s firm turf course […]

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Weekend Lineup: Man O’ War Racing Festival

Belmont Park holds the lion’s share of attention this week with five stakes races – four graded – comprising the Man o’ War Racing Festival, highlighted by the Grade 1, $700,000 Man o’ War Stakes. America’s Day at the Races will provide live coverage of the Man o’ War Racing Festival from 4 – 5 […]

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O’Brien Sending Hunting Horn And Magic Wand Over For Grade 1 Man o’ War

A star-studded field of nine will square off in the Grade 1, $700,000 Man o’ War, a mile and three-eighths test over the inner turf as the headliner on a bumper card that will feature five stakes as part of Saturday’s Man o’ War Racing Festival at Belmont Park. The top-quality card also includes the […]

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Magical, Magic Wand Lead Ballydoyle Brigade For Dubai World Cup Card

Last year’s Dubai World Cup night saw a procession from the hugely talented Mendelssohn in the UAE Derby sponsored by The Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group (G2) before targeting big races in America through his 3-year-old campaign. Such was just another example of the powerful reach that Coolmore and Aidan O’Brien-led Ballydoyle have and […]

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Pegasus World Cup News Minute Presented By Adequan: From Japan, With Betting?

Saturday’s Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park offers dual storylines, thanks to the addition of the Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational. In today’s edition of the Pegasus World Cup News Minute, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the field for the turf, which includes a couple of international entries, one in particular that could have […]

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Japanese Mare Aerolithe Arrives At Gulfstream For Pegasus World Cup Turf

Sunday Racing Co., Ltd.’s Grade I-winning mare Aerolithe arrived at Gulfstream Park Wednesday morning at approximately 3:15 a.m. to prepare for the inaugural running of the $7-million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (G1), North America’s richest turf race, Jan. 26. The Japanese-bred mare’s excellent adventure went from Tokyo to South Korea to Anchorage to Miami. […]

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