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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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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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