O’Brien To Ship Trio Of Contenders For Belmont Oaks, Derby

Trainer Aidan O’Brien will be represented by multiple group winner Just Wonderful in the Grade 1, $750,000 Belmont Oaks Invitational and Blenheim Palace and Cape of Good Hope in next Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Derby Invitational as the first legs of the newly-minted Turf Triple series gets underway. Just Wonderful, a bay daughter […]

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Bloodlines: War Of Will’s ‘Depth Of Family’ Bodes Well

War Front could be pardoned for a bit of pride because the big bay horse from Claiborne Farm had a pretty good weekend. War of Will won the Grade 1 Preakness Stakes on Saturday; Etoile won the G3 Fillies Sprint at Naas in Ireland on Sunday, with Peace Charter second (both by War Front); and […]

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Bobby Flay To Disperse European Bloodstock At Tattersalls December Sale

Iconic American chef and restaurateur Bobby Flay has built an international reputation on quality ingredients, and it is clear that his European bloodstock portfolio, which Tattersalls December is extremely proud to offer for dispersal, has been painstakingly created with the same attention to detail. Mr. Flay’s dispersal, which is consigned by Baroda and Colbinstown Studs, […]

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German-Trained Red Cardinal Proves Deserved Favorite In Belmont Gold Cup Invitational

Australian Bloodstock’s Red Cardinal, bred in Ireland but trained in Germany, shipped to the United States and came up big with a win in Friday’s Grade 3 Belmont Gold Cup Invitational over the marathon distance of two miles on the turf course. Ridden by four-time champion German jockey Eduardo Pedroza for his first win in […]

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First Foals Arrive for European Champ Camelot

Two excellent foals by European champion 2YO and 3YO Camelot were born at Coolmore in the last few days. Mora Bai produced a colt at Coolmore on Monday night. She is already the dam of Beresford Stakes-Gr.2 winner David Livingston and is a half-sister to 6-time Gr.1 winner High Chaparral. Apparel foaled a filly on […]

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Farewell to a Champion: St Nicholas Abbey Succumbs to Colic

Coolmore Stud issued the following statement Tuesday morning: Regretfully St Nicholas Abbey has lost his brave battle after suffering a colic this morning. Surgery revealed a severe strangulating colon torsion that was unviable and he had to be euthanized on humane grounds. This is extremely unfortunate as St Nicholas Abbey had been in terrific form, […]

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Coolmore Issues Positive Update on St Nicholas Abbey

Coolmore Stud issued a brief, but positive update on champion St Nicholas Abbey, who contracted laminitis in his left front hoof. The multiple Grade/Group 1 winner suffered a broken pastern in his right front leg in July. Coolmore and Fethard Equine Hospital also released a short video showing St Nic’s progress. Statement from Coolmore: St […]

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Laminitis Setback for St Nicholas Abbey Called ‘Life Threatening’

St Nicholas Abbey, the 2011 Breeders’ Cup Turf winner and multiple Group 1 winner in Europe and Dubai, is “struggling to overcome the laminitis in his left front foot,” which Ireland’s Coolmore Stud said is “life threatening.” The 6-year-old son of Montjeu, owned by associates of Coolmore and trained by Aidan O’Brien, suffered a career-ending […]

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Irish Oaks Winner Chicquita Sets Sale Record at Goffs Ireland

Chicquita, winner of the 2013 Darley Irish Oaks (Ire-I), became the most expensive horse ever sold at auction in Ireland when she sold to bloodstock agents Peter and Ross Doyle for €6 million at the Goffs Ireland November Breeding Stock Sale. The 3-year-old daughter of Montjeu, was consigned as Lot 1128, and was part of […]

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