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Report: Top British Jockey Lester Piggott Improving After Hospitalization

Top British jockey Lester Piggott is said to be improving after being hospitalized last weekend. Piggott, who has a history of cardiac problems, is undergoing a series of routine tests but is in good spirits, according to his family. Piggott, 83, rode the winners of nine Epsom Derbys and 5,300 races during his career. Stateside, […]

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Tap Your Heels, Dam Of Tapit, Dies Age 20

Barouche Stud in Ireland announced on Friday the death of broodmare Tap Your Heels, dam of leading sire Tapit. The 20-year-old daughter of Unbridled died during foaling complications, leaving behind a colt by Super Saver, according to various reports. “We would like to thank Gerry Dilger and all his staff at Dromoland Farm, who have […]

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From Across The Pond: Pharoah’s Belmont Victory ‘Exposes Missing Jewels In British Crown’

After almost four decades, U.S. horse racing finally has a Triple Crown winner. During that span of time, 12 other horses had come close to accomplishing the feat, only to fall short in the Belmont Stakes. The joy expressed by fans around the country after American Pharoah’s win proved, as Greg Wood of The Guardian says, […]

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Champion Sky Classic Dies At 28

Sky Classic, a four-time Champion in the U.S. and Canada, died peacefully this morning in his paddock at Josephine Abercrombie’s Pin Oak Stud, according to farm manager Clifford Barry.  The 28-year-old stallion had stood at the farm since his retirement from racing in 1992 and had been pensioned from stud duty in January of this […]

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Epsom Derby, Arc Hero Lammtarra Dies at 22

Lammtarra, one of Godolphin’s greatest-ever horses, has died at the age of 22. The son of Nijinsky, out of the 1989 Epsom Oaks heroine Snow Bride, was unbeaten in four career starts, three of which came at Group One level. He won the Epsom Derby on his seasonal debut in June, 1995, when he came […]

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Frankel heads Two Thousand Guineas field

Figuring to be a heavy favorite rivaling Nijinksy II’s run at 4-7 odds 41 years ago, Henry Cecil’s Frankel will be the highlight attraction for the Two Thousand Guineas field in Newmarket.

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EDWIN ANTHONY PEDIGREE ANALYSIS: ODYSSEUS

Edwin Anthony examines the pedigree of Tampa Bay Derby winner Odysseus in the newest installment of his series of articles spotlighting Triple Crown candidates. While the son of Spendthrift Farm stallion Malibu Moon may not have enough graded stakes earnings to ensure a spot in the starting lineup, Odysseus gets a chance to add to […]

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WITH SIRES, GRASS IS SELDOM GREENER

By Ray PaulickBased on comments from trainer John Oxx, there seems little doubt that Sea the Stars, who ran his consecutive Group 1 win streak to six with a victory in Sunday’s Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp, will be retired to stud for the 2010 breeding season. There has been no indication, […]

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