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Stay Safe: Avoid These Toxic Plants That Can Harm Horses

Some plants that can be found in pastures can be poisonous to horses, so it’s important for horse owners and caretakers to know what they look like and to take measures to remove them from fields. The entire list is extensive and varies by region, but here are some of the most-common toxic plants that […]

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Rhododendron, Yoshida Seeking Breeders’ Cup Mile Berth In Queen Anne

Led by Lockinge Stakes (G1) winner Rhododendron (IRE), Dubai Turf (G1) winner Benbatl (GB,) and American-based Yoshida (JPN), 16 horses have been entered for Tuesday’s one-mile $600,000 Queen Anne Stakes (G1) for an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Mile, and the first of four international Breeders’ Cup Challenge races to be held the Royal Ascot meeting. […]

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Rhododendron Hits The Line First In Thrilling Lockinge Stakes

Coolmore’s Rhododendron enjoyed a drop back in trip in Saturday’s Group 1 Lockinge Stakes at Newbury, scoring a thrilling victory for the Ballydoyle crew when denying last year’s runner-up Lightning Spear. The 4-year-old daughter of Galileo and jockey Ryan Moore were a head in front at the line, earning her second Group 1 victory at […]

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Coolmore Repeats As Winner Of John Deere Award In Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series

Powered by Breeders’ Cup Challenge victories from Hydrangea (IRE), Rhododendron (IRE) and the 2-year-old filly Happily (IRE), Coolmore Stud, one of the world’s most prominent racing and breeding establishments, has won the John Deere Award as the outstanding breeder of the 2017 Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series and the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. This is the […]

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Wuheida Turns The Tables On Rhododendron In Filly & Mare Turf; Lady Eli Seventh

Wuheida (GB) and William Buick held off a late flying Rhododendron (IRE) to persevere in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf at Del Mar on Saturday. The victory gave trainer Charlie Appleby his second win in the Breeders’ Cup, following Outstrip in the 2013 Juvenile Turf. Buick saved ground with Wuheida in […]

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Highland Reel Headlines Ballydoyle’s Breeders’ Cup Contingent

Highland Reel set himself up for the defense of his Breeders’ Cup Turf crown with a meritorious run in defeat in the Champion Stakes at Ascot. Aidan O’Brien’s globetrotter finished third to Cracksman on unsuitably soft ground, but conditions are expected to be far more in his favor at Del Mar on November 4. O’Brien […]

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Roly Poly Possible For Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf After Sun Chariot Triumph

Roly Poly could head to the Breeders’ Cup after giving Aidan O’Brien a 23rd success at the top level this year – just two short of the late Bobby Frankel’s world record – with a typically gutsy performance in the Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket. Taking her personal Group One tally in […]

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Rhododendron, Hydrangea Give O’Brien Prix De L’Opera Exacta

Rhododendron saw off stablemate Hydrangea to claim top honours in the Longines-sponsored Group One Prix de l’Opera at Chantilly, the trainer’s 22nd Group One win of the season. Ryan Moore sided with Hydrangea following her narrow victory over another Ballydoyle inmate Winter in the Matron Stakes at Leopardstown, and the 3-year-old daughter of Galileo earned […]

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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 Among Field Of 10 Set For Investec Oaks

American challenger Daddys Lil Darling was one of 10 fillies declared for Friday’s Group 1 Investec Oaks at Epsom. The Oaks, run at just over 1 1/2 miles, is one of two G1 races – along with the Coronation Cup – on Ladies Day/Friday at Epsom. Daddys Lil Darling enters the British classic of a […]

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