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Four-Time Group 1 Winner Roaring Lion Recovering From Colic Surgery

Roaring Lion was admitted to Cambridge Equine Veterinary Hospital early Saturday morning for colic surgery. Released from quarantine at 6.00 am, he had spent 15 minutes in his paddock at Cambridge Stud in New Zealand when symptoms of colic were noted. He was transferred to Cambridge Equine Hospital immediately and underwent emergency surgery. Thanks to […]

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Decorated Knight Sweeps From Last-To-First To Take Irish Champion Stakes

Decorated Knight pounced late to record a second Group One success in Ireland of the season when causing a 25-1 upset in the Qipco Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown. The victory earned the son of Galileo an automatic berth in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Turf at Del Mar. Roger Charlton’s five-year-old had been beaten three […]

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Churchill, Winter Among Stars On Course For Irish Champions Weekend

The big names have all stood their ground for the five Group 1 races and the strong supporting cards on Longines Irish Champions Weekend at Leopardstown and the Curragh on Saturday and Sunday. Dual 2,000 Guineas winner Churchill and his stable companion Winter, the dual 1,000 Guineas winner and more recently successful in the Group […]

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Churchill ‘Never A Horse To Wilt,’ Points to Irish Champion Stakes

Churchill could have his next start in the Qipco Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown on September 9, a “Win and You’re In” race for the Breeders’ Cup Longines Turf. The dual 2000 Guineas winner, who was forced to miss the Sussex Stakes following a downpour at Glorious Goodwood, ran with credit at York when finding […]

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