‘One Of The Best Fillies I Have Trained’: Champion Minding Retired From Racing

Seven-time Group 1 winner Minding, who captured the both the Qipco One Thousand Guineas and Epsom Oaks last season, has been retired from racing. Trainer Aidan O’Brien confirmed the news with the Racing Post on Thursday. The Ballydoyle trainer called the 4-year-old daughter of Galileo “one of the best fillies I have trained.” “We were really looking forward […]

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Champion Minding Sidelined Until Autumn After Suffering Setback

Cartier Horse of the Year Minding, who was the heavy favorite for Sunday’s Group 1 Tattersalls Gold Cup, will be sidelined until the fall after suffering a setback, according to a report in the Racing Post. Trainer Aidan O’Brien revealed the news Friday morning, telling reporters, “Unfortunately, Minding has had a setback and won’t be running in the […]

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American Patriot To Aim For U.S. Repeat In Royal Ascot’s Queen Anne Stakes

The Todd Pletcher-trained American Patriot is under serious consideration for a tilt at Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes, his trainer told the UK’s Bracknell News. Should the 4-year-old son of War Front, recently the winner of the G1 Maker’s 46 Mile at Keeneland, make the trip overseas to Royal Ascot for the June 20 contest, […]

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Minding Cruises In G2 Mooresbridge Stakes; Wires The Field In Impressive 2017 Debut

Champion Minding made a successful return to the races when she went wire-to-wire on her way to winning the Group 2 Mooresbridge Stakes at Naas Racecourse May 1. The 4-year-old daughter of Galileo picked up where she left off last season, when she concluded the year by winning the G1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at […]

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Minding Crowned Cartier Horse Of The Year; O’Brien Receives Order Of Merit Award

Five times a Group 1 winner in 2016, 3-year-old filly Minding has been named Cartier’s Horse of the Year for 2016, according to sportinglife.com. The Coolmore partners-owned daughter of Galileo, trained by Aidan O’Brien and ridden by Ryan Moore, posted wins in the QIPCO 1,000 Guineas, Investec Oaks, Sea The Stars Pretty Polly Stakes, Qatar […]

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Minding Defeats Males On British Champions Day For Seventh Group 1 Victory

The Coolmore partnership-owned Minding captured her seventh Group 1 victory on Saturday, rallying home fiercely in the stretch to win the Qipco Queen Elizabeth II Stakes on British Champions day at Ascot. The sophomore daughter of Galileo was defeating older males for the first time, and held off a determined Ribchester by a half-length on […]

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Classic Winners Minding, Galileo Gold Square Off In Ascot’s Queen Elizabeth II Stakes

Six-time Group 1 winner Minding will look to rebound from a third-place finish in the G1 Irish Champion Stakes when she faces 12 rivals in Saturday’s Group 1 QIPCO Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot. The eight-furlong contest is one of four Group 1 contests scheduled on QIPCO British Champions Day. Winner of both the G1 […]

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Almanzor Outfinishes Found In Thrilling QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes

Almanzor displayed an impressive turn of foot when he charged from last to win the Group 1 QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown Sept. 10. Settled at the rear of the field through the early stages of the race by jockey Christophe Soumillon, the 3-year-old son of Wootton Bassett was switched to the outside for […]

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Classic Winners Harzand, Minding Among Nine G1 Winners Set For Irish Champion Stakes

A stellar field of 13 contestants, led by classic winners Harzand and Minding are set to line up in the Group 1 Qipco Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown Saturday. At stake is an automatic berth in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Turf, since the race is part of the ‘Win and You’re In’ series sponsored by […]

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