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Appleby Captures International Trainer Of The Year Award For Third Consecutive Season

Charlie Appleby has won the prestigious International Trainer of the Year award for the third year running. The Godolphin trainer sent out twelve G1 winners worldwide in 2018, including the G1 Derby at Epsom, the G1 Melbourne Cup at Flemington and the G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at Churchill Downs. He also enjoyed success in […]

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Bad Luck Hopefully At An End For Hong Kong Vase Candidate Red Verdon

It’s been quite an adventure, or perhaps misadventure, over the past 10 weeks for the G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Vase candidate Red Verdon and his ever attentive companion Robin Trevor-Jones, assistant to trainer Ed Dunlop. The story begins with his late September flight to Australia which was delayed mid-route, for some 14 hours, when the […]

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Godolphin Primed To Cap Melbourne Cup With G1 Mackinnon Stakes Victory?

After finally tasting victory in the G1 Lexus Melbourne Cup with the British-bred Cross Counter (son of Teofilo) with jockey Kerrin McEvoy this week, Sheikh Mohammed’s Godolphin racing stable is targeting another G1 race at Melbourne’s Flemington racecourse this weekend – the Seppelt Mackinnon Stakes. Godolphin, which also garnered major wins on the turf at […]

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The Cliffsofmoher Euthanized After Fracturing Shoulder In Melbourne Cup

For the fourth time in the past six years, a horse has died during the running of the “Race That Stops A Nation,” Australia’s Melbourne Cup, reports the Otago Daily Times. This Tuesday, it was Aidan O’Brien trainee The Cliffsofmoher who suffered a fractured shoulder during the running of the race and subsequently had to be […]

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Godolphin Wins First Melbourne Cup With Cross Counter

Godolphin has tried for many years to win “The Race That Stops A Nation,” and Tuesday at Flemington Racecourse in Australia, the drought ended with a victory by 3-year-old Cross Counter (GB) in the Melbourne Cup for Sheik Mohammed’s team, including trainer Charlie Appleby and jockey Kerrin Mcevoy. Mcevoy gave the son of Teofilo a […]

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Melbourne Cup Carnival: Is This The Year Of Godolphin, Gai Waterhouse?

Australia’s most storied horse racing event, the Melbourne Cup Carnival (Nov.2nd to 9th), is upon us. For trainer Gai Waterhouse, Victoria Derby favorite Thinkin’ Big (3/1) will present an opportunity to achieve an honor that narrowly eluded her 23 years ago – a Derby-Melbourne Cup double. Meanwhile, racing stable Godolphin will look to put an […]

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Godolphin Continues Banner 2018 With Best Solution Winning Caulfield Cup

Godolphin continued a strong 2018 racing season with a victory by Best Solution in the Group 1 Caulfield Cup on Saturday. According to theirishfield.ie, the 4-year-old son of Kodiac led all the way and prevailed by a head over Homesman to earn a third G1 win in a row. He will make his next start in […]

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Australian Racing Executive Amanda Elliott: ‘What Is The U.S. Missing?’ On Medication Policy

Amanda Elliott hails from a family with a long history in thoroughbred racing, breeding and administration in Australia. She is a passionate racehorse owner and breeder, actively involved in the sport, both in Australia and Europe. On February, 24 2017, Mrs Elliott was elected the first female Chairman of the Victoria Racing Club in its […]

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Winx Looks For 28th Straight Win, Repeat In Turnbull Stakes On Way To Fourth Cox Plate

This Friday night, champion mare Winx targets the Turnbull Stakes, her final G1 race before attempting an historic fourth-straight win in the Cox Plate on Oct 26th. The defending champion in the Turnbull, Winx is also looking to achieve an unprecedented second Turnbull-Cox Plate double. In addition, Turnbull Stakes Day counts down to the Lexus […]

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O’Brien Brothers Best Dad In Irish Derby With Latrobe

Brothers Joseph and Donnacha O’Brien combined for an historic Irish Derby success on Saturday when Latrobe came out on top at the Curragh. Joseph O’Brien, who won the race on Camelot, Latrobe’s sire, and on Australia, was providing his younger brother with his first win in the race and in turn, they denied their father […]

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