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‘A Marvelous Achievement’: O’Brien Reflects After Record-Equaling 25th Group 1 Victory In 2017

Aidan O’Brien is likely to throw plenty of ammunition at the three Group One races in Europe next weekend in an attempt to claim the world record for most top-level victories in a year outright. The master of Ballydoyle drew level on 25 victories with the late Bobby Frankel when Hydrangea won the British Champions […]

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Rhododendron, Hydrangea Give O’Brien Prix De L’Opera Exacta

Rhododendron saw off stablemate Hydrangea to claim top honours in the Longines-sponsored Group One Prix de l’Opera at Chantilly, the trainer’s 22nd Group One win of the season. Ryan Moore sided with Hydrangea following her narrow victory over another Ballydoyle inmate Winter in the Matron Stakes at Leopardstown, and the 3-year-old daughter of Galileo earned […]

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Roly Poly On The Lead For Falmouth Stakes Domination

Roly Poly dominated from the front in the Group 1 Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket. Aidan O’Brien’s filly won the Duchess of Cambridge Stakes on the corresponding card 12 months ago, and the filly, a Kentucky-bred daughter of War Front out of the four-time Group 1 winning Galileo mare Misty For Me, filled the runner-up […]

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Dual Classic-Placed Idaho Odds-On Favorite For Saturday’s St. Leger

The Coolmore partners Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith have the hot favorite on their hands in Idaho for Saturday’s Group 1 Ladbrokes St. Leger Stakes at Doncaster. The sophomore son of Galileo, under the tutelage of Aidan O’Brien, was third in the Epsom Derby and second in the Irish Derby this year […]

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Minding Wins Sixth Straight Group 1 Despite Trouble At Goodwood

Though the win would not come as easily as some of her more recent scores, Derrick Smith, Mrs. John Magnier and Michael Tabor’s 3-year-old filly Minding would find her way to the winner’s circle for a sixth Group 1 score in a row in the Nassau Stakes at Goodwood Saturday, reports┬áThe Guardian. The daughter of […]

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Highland Reel Leads All The Way In King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Derrick Smith, Mrs. John Magnier and Michael Tabor’s Highland Reel led every step of the way in Saturday’s Group 1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot, earning a berth to this fall’s Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita. The race is a Breeders’ Cup Challenge ‘Win and You’re In’ event, granting the […]

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Cupid Holds Off The Player To Win Indiana Derby

Derrick Smith, Mrs. John Magnier and Michael Tabor captured their second major race of the day in the 22nd running of the G2 Indiana Derby, when Cupid was able to hold off the challenge of The Player to win by three-quarters of a length. (Earlier in the day, the owners teamed up to win the […]

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O’Brien Takes Fifth Irish Oaks With Seventh Heaven

Trainer Aidan O’Brien took home his fifth Group 1 Irish Oaks victory Saturday with the sophomore filly Seventh Heaven, a daughter of Galileo. Ridden by Seamie Heffernan, racingpost.com reports that Seventh Heaven came home 2 3/4 lengths in front of the field, winning at odds of 14-1 to score the first top-level victory of her […]

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Order Of St George Storms To Victory In Ascot Gold Cup

Aidan O’Brien and Ryan Moore teamed up for Gold Cup in Honour of The Queen’s 90th Birthday success on Day Three of Royal Ascot with Order of St George. The heavily fancied odds-on favorite had impressed in Ireland and worries about the soft ground proved irrelevant as Moore pushed the button two furlongs out to […]

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