Breeders’ Cup News Minute Powered By DRF Formulator: The Turf, Less Magical

Keep up with all the latest developments from the 36th running of the World Championships from Santa Anita with the Breeders’ Cup News Minute. In today’s edition, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick report from Southern California on the final breezes of the top contenders in the Classic and Distaff. Plus, they look at the field […]

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Magical Ruled Out Of Breeders’ Cup With Temperature Spike; Top Mare Retired

Coolmore’s Magical, intended for this weekend’s Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf, did not make the trip to the United States this morning after spiking a fever, reports The top-class mare, a four-time Group 1-winning daughter of Galileo, will instead be retired to begin her career as a broodmare. “Magical spiked a slight temperature this […]

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Breeders’ Cup Turf Contender Magical Booked To No Nay Never For 2020

Prominent Irish sire No Nay Never gained two big additions to his 2020 book of mares, in Breeders’ Cup Turf contender Magical and Hermosa, winner of the English and Irish 1,000 Guineas, Thoroughbred Daily News reports. Magical, a 4-year-old Galileo filly, has won nine of 21 career starts for the Coolmore partnership, earning $4,321,653. She […]

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Nearly 190 Horses, 47 From Overseas, Pre-Entered For Breeders’ Cup At Santa Anita

Led by Whitney (G1) winner McKinzie, Travers Stakes (G1) and Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) winner Code of Honor, standout filly Midnight Bisou, multiple Grade 1-winning turf star Bricks and Mortar, and Qipco Champions Stakes (G1) winner Magical (IRE), 188 horses, including 47 from overseas, have been pre-entered for the 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championships. The 36th Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred racing’s most […]

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‘Ultimate Racehorse’ Magical Turns In Winning Effort In British Champion Stakes

Aidan O’Brien described Magical as “the ultimate racehorse” following a smooth performance to justify even-money favoritism in the G1 QIPCO Champion Stakes at Ascot. Just 13 days on from a fifth-placed effort in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, Magical, a four-year-old daughter of Galileo, traveled powerfully throughout today’s 10-furlong contest and ran on strongly […]

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Weekend Lineup: British Champions Day, Maryland Million

Graded stakes action will be at a minimum for the next two weeks on this side of the ocean in advance of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships Nov. 1-2, but British Champions Day at Ascot Saturday features the outstanding stayer Stradivarius (IRE) aiming to add to his unblemished season as well as Magical (IRE), the […]

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Champions Day: ‘Stiff Mile’ The Best Option For Globetrotting Benbatl

Saeed bin Suroor has no doubt that his globetrotting star Benbatl will be ideally served by the demands of the QIPCO-sponsored Queen Elizabeth II Stakes. Bin Suroor also had the option of running Benbatl in the QIPCO Champion Stakes over two furlongs further but the trainer, who won that race with Farhh in 2013, reckons […]

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History-Chasing Enable Heads 16 Runners Aiming For Sunday’s Arc De Triomphe

The “Queen of the Turf” is one of 16 remaining runners pointing to Sunday’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe after Monday’s first forfeit stage, and Enable couldn’t be doing any better. The superstar mare breezed on the Limekilns on Monday morning, according to, pleasing both her trainer John Gosden and jockey Frankie Dettori. “It was […]

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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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