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O’Brien: ‘Very Possible’ That Magic Wand Could Try Dirt In $20 Million Saudi Cup

After finishing second for the second year in a row in the $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational, Coolmore’s world-traveling Magic Wand could be ready to try the dirt. According to, trainer Aidan O’Brien is considering the 5-year-old daughter of Galileo for next month’s $20 million Saudi Cup, to be contested over nine furlongs […]

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Zulu Alpha Gets Through At The Rail For Pegasus World Cup Turf Upset

Michael Hui’s Zulu Alpha had a bit of a rough trip early on but maintained his position at the rail, using it to as a springboard to victory in the Grade 1 Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational at odds of 11-1. The 7-year-old gelded son of Street Cry, ridden by Tyler Gaffalione, defeated European mare […]

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Magic Wands Returns To U.S. As Tepid Favorite In Pegasus World Cup Turf, Draws Far Outside

Well-traveled Irish import Magic Wand, second only to a subsequently undefeated rival expected to be crowned Horse of the Year later this week, returns to South Florida as the program favorite in Saturday’s $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (G1) at Gulfstream Park. The second running of the 1 3/16-mile Pegasus Turf and the […]

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O’Brien Selects Pegasus Turf For ‘Very Consistent’ Magic Wand

Coolmore’s Magic Wand was invited to both the Pegasus World Cup and the Pegasus Turf by The Stronach Group, but trainer Aidan O’Brien told that the 5-year-old mare will target the $1 million turf race rather than the $3 million dirt contest. The daughter of Galileo ran second in last year’s edition of the Pegasus […]

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Win Bright’s Cup Win Completes Japanese Treble In Hong Kong

Win Bright produced a performance hallmarked with toughness to go with his considerable class to complete the Group 1 double of the LONGINES Hong Kong Cup (2000m) and April’s FWD QEII Cup (2000m) for trainer Yoshihiro Hatakeyama and jockey Masami Matsuoka. In doing so the steel-grey son of Stay Gold held off the late lunge […]

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Odyssey Of ‘Genuine’ Magic Wand Continues In Hong Kong Cup

Even some of the incredibly well-traveled fillies and mares who have visited the LONGINES Hong Kong International Races over the years are comparative hermits when considering the odyssey of G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Cup contender Magic Wand. Names on the meeting’s roll of honor such as Alexander Goldrun – three times a runner and once […]

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Almond Eye, Anthony Van Dyck Expected To Headline Hong Kong International Races On Dec. 8

Almond Eye is among a stellar line-up of 50 horses – including 26 G1 winners – selected for the US$12 million Longines Hong Kong International Races at Sha Tin on Dec. 8. Japan’s superstar is the headliner among a contingent of 24 overseas raiders aiming at this year’s ‘Turf World Championships’. The Longines HKIR is […]

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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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