Snow Forces Mendelssohn To Change Plans In Quest For Derby Points

A snowstorm in the British Isles has forced trainer Aidan O’Brien to rethink the next start for G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf winner Mendelssohn, who had been aiming to start a Kentucky Derby trail bid in the Patton Stakes. The March 2 card at Dundalk in Ireland has been called off due to weather, forcing […]

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Catholic Boy Takes To The Dirt For Remsen Victory

In his first start on the main track, Robert LaPenta’s Catholic Boy appeared to relish the dirt as he powered to a 4 3/4-length victory in Saturday’s Grade 2 Remsen Stakes at Aqueduct. Ridden by Manny Franco, the juvenile son of More Than Ready cruised off the pace in mid-pack, then found clear sailing on […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Classical Scat

Only one graded stakes race was contested in North America last weekend, and as a result, there were no changes on any of the charts this week on the American Graded Stakes Standings. Remaining in first on the AGS sire list is the late Scat Daddy, who has sired 10 graded stakes winners in 2017. […]

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2017 Cartier Award Nominees Announced; Enable Faces Three Others For Horse Of The Year

Following the end of the British flat racing season at Doncaster Nov. 11, the 2017 nominees for the Cartier Racing Awards were announced Nov. 12. The 27th annual Cartier Racing Awards will be presented at the Dorchester Hotel in London on the evening of Nov. 14. Runaway QIPCO Champion Stakes (G1) winner Cracksman (owned by […]

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Breeders’ Cup At Del Mar Receives ‘Overwhelmingly Positive’ Reviews From European Horsemen

They came. They saw. They conquered, somewhat. The Europeans left, from virtually all accounts, pleased that they made the approximately 5,500-mile journey over the Atlantic Ocean, and the length of the U.S.A., for last weekend’s $26.5 million Breeders’ Cup World Championships, hosted for the first time by Del Mar. They left impressed with what they […]

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Mendelssohn Gives O’Brien, Moore Fourth BC Juvenile Turf Victory

Coolmore’s Mendelssohn went off the tepid 9-2 favorite in Friday’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf, but proved he was a good investment with a stylish one-length win under Ryan Moore. Trainer Aidan O’Brien, who along with Moore is now a four-time winner of this race, saddled the 2-year-old son of Scat Daddy to his first graded […]

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Coolmore’s $3 Million Sale-Topper ‘Still Very Green’ In Maiden-Breaking Run At The Curragh

The sale-topping yearling at the 2016 Keeneland September sale, Mendelssohn commanded a final bid of $3 million from M.V. Magnier. In his second start on Sunday, the 2-year-old broke his maiden in the Coolmore colors at the Curragh under jockey Ryan Moore. Mendelssohn went off as the favorite in the field of seven, and despite noticeably drifting out […]

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Un Cruce Estelar: La Madre De Beholder Está Preñada Por American Pharoah

Una noticia que sin duda genera expectativas: Leslie’s Lady (Tricky Creek), Yegua Madre del Año 2016 y madre entre otros de Beholder, cuádruple ganadora del Eclipse Award, se encuentra preñada por el campeón y Triplecoronado American Pharoah. A través de las redes sociales Ashford Stud (Coolmore America) informó que Clarkland Farm, propietarios de Leslie’s Lady, confirmó […]

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