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Dettori Looking Forward To Hong Kong’s ‘Challenging’ International Jockeys’ Championship

The world’s two top jockeys, the evergreen and effervescent Frankie Dettori and Hong Kong’s own Zac Purton, head a stellar cast competing in the 22nd edition of the LONGINES International Jockeys’ Championship at Happy Valley on Wednesday, Dec. 4. Dettori and Purton rank first and second in the 2019 LONGINES World’s Best Jockey rankings and […]

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Suave Richard Bounces Back For Japan Cup Victory

Third favorite Suave Richard claimed this year’s Japan Cup while capturing his much awaited second G1 title since his Osaka Hai victory last year and has now collected five grade-race titles. After the Osaka Hai, he marked four third-place finishes—the Yasuda Kinen and the Japan Cup last year, along with the Dubai Sheema Classic and […]

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‘Deep Impact Memorial’: Sunday’s Japan Cup Named In Honor Of Late Champion

Tokyo Racecourse hosts the 39th running of the Grade 1 Japan Cup on Sunday, Nov. 24. The Japan Cup has long been a festival of international color, with foreign raiders flying in to take on the home team and fans flocking to see the big-name racing champions, both human and equine, from around the world. […]

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‘Roll The Dice’: Gold Mount Tries Blinkers In Search Of G1 Breakthrough In Hong Kong Cup

Richard Gibson has high hopes that Gold Mount can deliver an overdue Group 1 triumph in Hong Kong’s biggest race of all, the G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Cup, at Sha Tin Racecourse this Sunday. The man with three previous victories at the Hong Kong International Races caused a raised eyebrow or two when the 5-year-old […]

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Oisin Murphy’s Suggestion Leads To Hong Kong Vase Trip For Salouen

Oisin Murphy will not only keep the ride on LONGINES Hong Kong Vase contender Salouen on Dec. 9 at Sha Tin, but UK trainer Sylvester Kirk reports that it was advice from the brilliant young Irish rider that determined the Hong Kong adventure. Lambourn-based Kirk said: “It was about five seconds after Oisin got off […]

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Breeders’ Cup News Minute Presented By Adequan: Diversity Rules

This 35th Breeders’ Cup Classic has to be one of the most diverse fields in the history of the race. From running styles, to international flavor, to turf and dirt form, it’s a wide-ranging group. In this edition of the Breeders’ Cup News Minute, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick talk to one of the jockeys […]

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Breeders’ Cup Euro Report: O’Brien Caravan Hits The Track At Churchill Downs

Once again Roaring Lion (Breeders’ Cup Classic) was the first European horse out on to the main track this morning. Race rider and regular pilot Oisin Murphy was in the saddle and he took the son of Kitten’s Joy down to the chute where they stayed for the duration of their light exercise that consisted […]

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Lion Roars Despite Soft Ground; QEII Winner Could Aim For Breeders’ Cup Or HKIR

Roaring Lion, the 2/1 favorite, enjoyed his fourth successive top level win since his third in the Investec Derby when coming from an impossible looking position to collar I Can Fly in the £1,156,250 G1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes [Sponsored By QIPCO], but conditions were far from ideal and it was a close run thing […]

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Cheveley Park Runner-Up The Mackem Bullet Eyeing Breeders’ Cup Trip

Brian Ellison is eyeing a trip to the Breeders’ Cup with The Mackem Bullet, who was beaten a neck by Fairyland in a thrilling finish to the Juddmonte Cheveley Park Stakes. The pair filled the first two places in the Lowther Stakes at York last time and that form was upheld in the 6f Group […]

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