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Iridessa Scores Filly & Mare Turf Berth In Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron

While 3-5 Laurens (FR), the defending champion, appeared indomitable in the one-mile $403,500 Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron for fillies and mares, it was the Joseph O’Brien-trained Iridessa (IRE), ridden by Wayne Lordan, who proved the best, passing Hermosa (IRE) in the stretch to win by three-quarters of a length, with Just Wonderful finishing third. Both […]

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Epsom Derby Hero Ruler Of The World Retired to Coolmore for 2015

Last year’s Investec Epsom Derby winner Ruler Of The World has been retired from racing and will stand at Coolmore for 2015. “Ruler Of The World has a recurrence of the muscle injury in his hind quarters that he suffered earlier in the summer and although it’s not critical, we have advised that he be […]

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Ruler Of The World a Top Contender for Sunday’s Arc

Twenty horses will enter the starting gate for France’s premier race, the Group 1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp. The 2013 winner, Treve, will attempt to become first horse to win back-to-back editions since Alleged accomplished the difficult double in 1977-1978. Among the talented runners in the field is Ruler Of The World, […]

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Al Shaqab Racing Purchases ‘Significant Interest’ in English Derby Winner Ruler of The World

Al Shaqab Racing has purchased a significant interest in last year’s Epsom Derby winner Ruler Of The World. The son of Galileo will run in the colors of Al Shaqab Racing in partnership with the Coolmore triumvirate of Tabor/Smith/Magnier. He will remain in training with Aidan O’Brien at Ballydoyle and will continue to be ridden […]

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Farhh Determined Winner of QIPCO Champion Stakes

Godolphin’s Farhh repelled the late challenge of Cirrus des Aigles to win the $2,119,000 QIPCO Champion Stakes (Eng-I) by a determined neck at Ascot Oct. 19. The 5-year-old son of Pivotal was making his first start since capturing the JLT Lockinge Stakes (Eng-I) in May. Trained by Saeed bin Suroor, the talented but injury-prone Farhh […]

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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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Trading Leather Too Tough for Rivals in Irish Derby

Trading Leather took command with over a furlong to run and charged to a 1 3/4-length victory in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (Ire-I) at the Curragh June 29. The 3-year-old colt became the first classic winner for his sire, champion Teofilo, and provided trainer Jim Bolger with his second victory in the race. […]

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‘Ruler’ Attempts Derby Double at the Curragh Saturday

Investec Derby (Eng-I) winner Ruler of The World will face eight rivals as he tries to remain undefeated in Saturday’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (Ire-I) at the Curragh. Joseph O’Brien will ride the son of Galileo in the Irish classic. A victory in Saturday’s renewal would give trainer Aidan O’Brien his eighth-straight win in […]

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The Lane’s End Weekender Pedigree: Ruler of the World

All hail Sadler’s Wells! The son of Northern Dancer was a classic winner in his own right but, following his retirement to stud, dominated racing and breeding as the best sire in Europe for a generation. Sadler’s Wells emphatically stamped the best races of the weekend with his imprint because he is the sire of […]

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