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Melbourne Cup Runner Up Prince Of Arran Has ‘Unfinished Business’ In Hong Kong

Charlie Fellowes has a charm and approachability that is probably nudging Group 1 class, but talking to Prince Of Arran’s trainer gives the impression of restless ambition. His comments regarding Sunday’s G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Vase start to illustrate this. “We have unfinished business in Hong Kong,” the 33-year-old Newmarket trainer declared firmly. The “unfinished […]

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Vow And Declare Victorious In Melbourne Cup; Dettori Suspended For Ride On Runner-Up

Australian-bred Vow and Declare gave his countrymen reason to celebrate when he won the Melbourne Cup by a head, overturning a ten-year streak of foreign winners, according to The Guardian. The 4-year-old marked the first winner in the Melbourne Cup for trainer Danny O’Brien and jockey Craig Williams. “It’s an amazingly special thing to happen. […]

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‘Totally Unjustifiable’: Stewards, Trainer Clash As Marmelo Withdrawn From Melbourne Cup

The second-place finisher in last year’s Melbourne Cup, Marmelo has been ordered withdrawn from the premier race due to results of a standing CT scan performed on the advice of Racing Victoria veterinarians. A statement released Wednesday evening said that the scan revealed “an incomplete fracture in the horse’s near fore cannon bone and an […]

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Let It Ride In Australia For G1 Victoria Derby Day and The $7.5 Million Golden Eagle

Fans of elite racing will enjoy a seamless transition from Friday’s Breeders’ Cup action to the opening race in Melbourne, as Australia’s spring racing season climaxes with the start of Flemington’s four-day Melbourne Cup Carnival. Just one hour after Day One of the Breeders’ Cup concludes, the first race of an all-stakes card will be […]

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Melbourne Cup Winner Dunaden Dies At 13

Three-time international Group 1 winner, Dunaden, best known for his victory in Australia’s most famous race, the G1 Melbourne Cup, died at Overbury Stud in England yesterday due to complications following a paddock accident. Purchased privately as a 4-year-old by David Redvers on behalf of Sheikh Fahad’s Pearl Bloodstock in 2010, Dunaden would go on […]

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Melbourne Cup Winner Cross Counter Captures Dubai Gold Cup

Cross Counter successfully bridged the gap between Australia and the UAE with a brilliant victory for jockey William Buick over Isopolini – like the winner a 4-year-old owned by Godolphin and trained by Charlie Appleby – in the Dubai Gold Cup with a purse of $1.5 million. Winner of the Melbourne Cup last November, Cross […]

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Twice Second, Frankie Dettori In Search Of Melbourne Cup Glory

The 30-year career of internationally-renowned jockey Frankie Dettori has allowed him to compile an impressive resume with very few glaring holes in it. According to sportinglife.com, one of the holes Dettori is keen to fill in is the “Race That Stops A Nation,” Australia’s Melbourne Cup. The Italian native has finished second in the event twice, […]

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‘The Horse That Made My Career’: Prince Of Arran Gives Fellowes High Hopes For 2019

One of the best-looking horses on the grounds during the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival turned out to be one of the best-performing on the world stage. Saeed Bel Obaida’s Charlie Fellowes-trained Prince of Arran commenced 2018 with a 103 rating, a record of 3-for-19 and the look of an above-average stayer—but what he did from there […]

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What Happened There? Cliffs of Moher’s Death Reveals Complex Nature Of Shoulder Fractures

On Nov. 6, Cliffs of Moher (IRE) shattered his shoulder during the running of the Melbourne Cup at Flemington Racecourse in Australia and was euthanized. The Williams family, co-owners of the 4-year-old Galileo colt, were stunned and distressed when he broke down. “That horse was sound as a bell, there’s no doubt about that,” owner […]

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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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