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The Other O’Brien, Magna Grecia, Prevails In QIPCO 2,000 Guineas

Magna Grecia provided trainer Aidan O’Brien with a record-breaking tenth victory in the QIPCO 2,000 Guineas. The Ballydoyle maestro saddled the first two in the betting but it was the lesser fancied Magna Gracia, rather than market leader Ten Sovereigns, who stole the show with a dominant display under Donnacha O’Brien. In a fractured contest, […]

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Tattersalls To Host Stallion Nomination Auction To Benefit Retraining Of Racehorses

A charity auction of stallion nominations, including recently retired stars Cracksman and Saxon Warrior, is to be hosted by Tattersalls on the eve of the 2018 December Mare Sale. The proceeds from the auction will go to British racing’s own charity for the welfare of retired racehorses, Retraining of Racehorses (RoR). The champagne reception and […]

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Turf Stars Alpha Centauri, Saxon Warrior Retired Due To Injuries

Promising turf talents Alpha Centauri and Saxon Warrior have both been retired following defeats in their respective Group 1 efforts on Saturday, reports racingpost.com. Alpha Centauri suffered a chip in her right front fetlock joint, while Saxon Warrior was found to have a lesion in his flexor tendon. “I’ve had an amazing summer with her,” trainer […]

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Roaring Lion Runs Down Saxon Warrior In Irish Champions

Roaring Lion was very game late to run down Saxon Warrior in Saturday’s Group 1 Irish Champions Stakes at Leopardstown, reports racingpost.com. The 3-year-old son of Kitten’s Joy, ridden by Oisin Murphy and trained by John Gosden, defeated his rival for the fourth time in six meetings. “I had a lot of belief in the horse, […]

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Poet’s Word Takes On Roaring Lion In Wednesday’s Juddmonte International

Led by multiple Group 1 winner Poet’s Word (IRE) and Coral-Eclipse (G1) winner Roaring Lion, a field of eight horses is scheduled to start in Wednesday’s about 1 1/4-mile Juddmonte International (G1) at York, with the winner receiving an automatic berth into the Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) through the international Breeders’ Cup Challenge. The […]

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Roaring Lion’s Coral-Eclipse Triumph Gives Taylor Made 99th G1 Sales Grad

Kentucky-bred and Taylor Made sold Roaring Lion prevailed by a neck in a hard-fought battle over 2,000 Guineas winner Saxon Warrior to win Saturday’s Group 1 Coral-Eclipse Stakes at Sandown Park. The 3-year-old son of Kitten’s Joy brought $160,000 at the Keeneland September yearling sale, and is now owned by Qatar Racing Limited and trained […]

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O’Brien Brothers Best Dad In Irish Derby With Latrobe

Brothers Joseph and Donnacha O’Brien combined for an historic Irish Derby success on Saturday when Latrobe came out on top at the Curragh. Joseph O’Brien, who won the race on Camelot, Latrobe’s sire, and on Australia, was providing his younger brother with his first win in the race and in turn, they denied their father […]

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Masar Gives Godolphin First Investec Derby Victory

Charlie Appleby was wreathed in smiles as he became the first trainer to provide Godolphin with an Investec Derby victory in their blue colours after Masar stormed to victory in Epsom Downs this afternoon. The 16/1 shot was always travelling kindly under jockey William Buick and the pair loomed ominously two furlongs from home, as […]

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Epsom Derby Drawing Intense Interest From Japanese Horse Racing Breeders, Fans

Tomorrow’s Investec Derby will be the subject of unprecedented media attention in Japan, thanks to the participation of hot favourite Saxon Warrior, whose sire is the Japanese legend, Deep Impact. Deep Impact is a former champion racehorse in Japan, who won seven G1s, including the Triple Crown. He stands at Shadai Stallion Station in Japan, […]

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Undefeated Saxon Warrior Heads Field Of 14 For Saturday’s Investec Derby

Britain’s premier Classic and richest race, the £1.5 million G1 Investec Derby, is staged at 4.30pm on Saturday (June 2) before a big crowd at Epsom Downs and a worldwide television audience. The unbeaten Saxon Warrior heads the 14 three-year-old colts confirmed today for the 2018 Investec Derby, the world’s greatest Flat race, which is run over […]

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