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Hall Of Famer Mike Smith Wins International Jockeys Challenge In Saudi Arabia

US Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith emerged victorious in the stc International Jockeys Challenge on a day where history was made on Kingdom Day at the King Abdulaziz Racetrack. While Smith’s two success from four rounds of the competition, which featured 14 invited riders from around the globe, saw him out on his own […]

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Son Of A Teaser Stallion, Tiberian Merits A Chance In Hong Kong Vase

For connections of Tiberian, the joys of an international campaign which has already taken in the G1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) and will continue in Sunday’s G1 Longines Hong Kong Vase (2400m), come as another bonus chapter to an already unlikely story. The 5-year-old was bred by Haras du Logis supremo Julian Ince and his […]

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Enable Finishes Strong In Investec Oaks; Daddys Lil Darling Dispatches Rider Prior To Start

In the pouring rain at Epsom Downs, American invader Daddys Lil Darling was on her toes in the walking ring prior to Friday’s Investec Oaks. Turned loose to warm up under jockey Olivier Peslier, the 3-year-old daughter of Scat Daddy shied away from a bolt of lightning and became uncontrollable, refusing to pull up. Peslier […]

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Daddys Lil Darling ‘Fresh And Happy’ In Epsom Gallop Under Peslier

Trainer Kenny McPeek traveled overseas to oversee the preparation of his Group 1 Investec Oaks contender Daddys Lil Darling, who was most recently a hard-closing second in the Kentucky Oaks. According to racingpost.com, jockey Olivier Peslier flew in to gallop the 3-year-old daughter of Scat Daddy over the Epsom course on Friday; he is tabbed […]

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Olivier Peslier To Ride Daddys Lil Darling In Investec Oaks

Trainer Ken McPeek has booked jockey Olivier Peslier to ride G1 Kentucky Oaks runner-up Daddys Lil Darling in the G1 Investec Oaks June 2. The Racing Post reports that McPeek announced the news Thursday, where he was speaking at the Pan American Conference in Washington, D.C. “Julien Leparoux rode her when she was second in the Kentucky Oaks, […]

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Queen’s Dartmouth Presents Her With Belated Birthday Present At Royal Ascot

Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her first victory at Royal Ascot since the 2013 Gold Cup on Saturday when her horse Dartmouth came home victorious in the Group 2 Hardwicke Stakes, just a few days after her 90th birthday. “This means a lot to the Queen,” racing manager John Warren told the Khaleej Times. “Halfway through the […]

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Charm Spirit Triumphs in Queen Elizabeth II Stakes

Charm Spirit made it three Group 1 wins in a row with a victory in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes on QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot Racecourse. Classic winner Night of Thunder was hard-pressed for running room through the straight, eventually angling in to finish a fast-closing second. Toormore finished third. Final time for […]

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France: Peslier, Wertheimers Part Company

Olivier Peslier, who has been the contract rider for the Wertheimer brothers for the past 12 years, will not renew his contract in 2015. The Racing Post reports that the split between Peslier and the Wertheimers was amicable. The owner-jockey team has had great success over the years, most notably with three-time Breeders’ Cup Mile […]

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Treve, Orfevre Top Field of 19 for Sunday’s Arc

Undefeated Treve and Japanese champion Orfevre were among 19 horses entered at the supplemental stage for Sunday’s Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I). Treve, along with St. Leger (Eng-I) hero Leading Light and Group 1 winner Meandre were supplemented at a cost of €100,000. Those removed from consideration for the Arc included two from […]

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