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‘Genuine And Tough’ Royal Dornoch Captures Juddmonte Royal Lodge

Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith and Mrs. John Magnier’s 2-year-old longshot Royal Dornoch (IRE), under jockey Wayne Lordan, prevailed by a neck over 6-5 favored Kameko to win Saturday’s one-mile $160,000 Juddmonte Royal Lodge (GII) at Newmarket Racecourse. With this victory, Royal Dornoch earned an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf through the international […]

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New King Earns Near-Record Price At Tattersalls July Sale

The Tattersalls July Sale concluded with New King and Inverleigh selling for 450,000 guineas (US$594,235) and 350,000 guineas ($462,174) respectively, resulting in increases across the board and four of the top ten prices in the history of the sale. The 3-year-old Frankel colt New King became the second highest-priced sale ever at the Tattersalls July […]

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Coolmore Partners Buy Interest In Arkansas Derby Contender Galilean

The Coolmore group of John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith has purchased an interest in multiple stakes winner Galilean from West Point Thoroughbreds and partners ahead of Saturday’s Grade 1 Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark. Galilean is a son of Uncle Mo, who stands at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud in Kentucky. […]

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‘Heading The Right Way’: Marconi Breaks Through In Skip Away

Bridlewood Farm, Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith’s Marconi ($11) captured Friday’s $100,000 Skip Away at Gulfstream Park, but the 4-year-old son of Tapit had to work extremely hard to achieve his first career stakes triumph. The Skip Away kicked off the weekend stakes action at Gulfstream Park, where 10 stakes worth $2.450 […]

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In Their Own Words: Rags To Riches ‘Put On Earth’ For Belmont Stakes Victory

The New York Racing Association introduces a weekly series of diaries to help celebrate the 150th Belmont Stakes on June 9 at Belmont Park. “In Their Own Words” will feature prominent owners, trainers and jockeys as they re-live some of the most stirring moments in the rich history of the “Test of the Champion.” The […]

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Champion Racehorse And Sire Thunder Gulch Euthanized At 26

Champion 3-year-old and champion sire Thunder Gulch has been euthanized at the age of 26 due to the infirmities of old age at Coolmore America’s Ashford Stud in Versailles, Ky. Known for his toughness and fighting qualities Thunder Gulch was the star of the 1995 Triple Crown races when he won the G1 Kentucky Derby, […]

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Mendelssohn Scores In Kentucky Derby Points Race In Ireland, On To Dubai

Derrick Smith, Mrs. John Magnier and Michael Tabor’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (Grade I) champ Mendelssohn, trained by Aidan O’Brien and ridden by Ryan Moore, won Friday’s one-mile Patton Stakes (Listed) at Dundalk in Ireland to claim 20 points and the top spot on the new European Road to the Kentucky Derby Leaderboard. O’Brien ran 1-2-3 in […]

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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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‘Extraordinary’ O’Brien Breaks Record With 26th Group One Victory Of 2017

It has been on the cards for some time, but Saxon Warrior’s victory in the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster finally provided Aidan O’Brien with a unique slice of racing history. The Ballydoyle handler notched his 26th Group One win of the year on Town Moor, breaking the record set by legendary American trainer Bobby […]

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