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Bloodlines: The Staying Power is Right Here

To whatever reason you assign the absence of distance racing in American racing, do not blame the horses. Grumble about racing secretaries, fuss over the monocular view of super-trainers, or diss the Derby fixation of owners, but do not suspect the Thoroughbred of being ill-made for the job of racing over any distance at all. […]

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Order Of St George Kicks Off 2018 Season With A Bang At Navan

Order Of St George got his season off to a successful start when outclassing his two rivals in the Vintage Crop Stakes at Navan. The 2016 Gold Cup hero was turned over 12 months ago by Torcedor when sent off the 4-5 favourite, but he made no mistake this time. Having his first race since […]

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Enable Named 2017 Cartier Horse Of The Year

The outstanding three-year-old filly Enable has been named the Cartier Horse of the Year at the 27th annual Cartier Racing Awards, European horseracing’s equivalent of the Oscars. The 2017 Cartier Racing Awards were presented at a glittering ceremony before an invited audience of 300 at the Dorchester Hotel, London, England, on Tuesday, November 14. From the first crop […]

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Order Of St George Up Late In British Champions Long Distance Cup

Order Of St George pulled off an unlikely victory to get up close home in the Group 2 Qipco Long Distance Cup at Ascot. Aidan O’Brien’s stayer was sent off the 4-5 market leader, but with two furlongs to run he looked beaten back in fourth, hitting a big price on the exchanges as Torcedor […]

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Enable Absolutely Brilliant In Prix De L’Arc De Triomphe

Juddmonte homebred Enable did exactly as she was expected to do in Sunday’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, bursting away from a talented field in the straight to score a 2 1/2-length victory. The 3-year-old daughter of Nathaniel was positioned close up throughout the 1 1/2-mile contest, but the race was over as soon as […]

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O’Brien Has Team Of Seven Runners To Face Enable In Arc de Triomphe

Aidan O’Brien has a team of seven to chose from for next Sunday’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Chantilly. While opposition to John Gosden’s filly Enable appears thin on the ground, O’Brien seems intent on giving himself the strongest possibility of following up last year’s success with Found. Among his classy septet are last […]

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Order Of St George, Rekindling Under Consideration For Melbourne Cup

Both Aidan and Joseph O’Brien could have contenders for the Melbourne Cup with Order Of St George and Rekindling in contention for the Flemington feature in November. Aidan O’Brien has had a handful of contenders in the two-mile ‘race that stops a nation’ with Mahler’s third in 2007 a particular highlight, while his son Joseph […]

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Order Of St George Returns With Success At The Curragh

Order Of St George won the Comer Group International Irish St Leger Trial for the third year running with an authoritative performance at the Curragh. Returning from a break since being touched off by Big Orange in the Ascot Gold Cup, the Aidan O’Brien-trained five-year-old showed he was well on target for next month’s Irish […]

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Big Orange Holds Off Late Charge Of Order Of St George To Win Ascot Gold Cup

Big Orange repelled the late thrust of defending champion Order Of St George to win the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot. Trained by Michael Bell and ridden by James Doyle in the absence of the injured Frankie Dettori, the 5-1 shot was towards the head of affairs throughout and showed incredible heart to hold the […]

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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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