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Lion Roars Despite Soft Ground; QEII Winner Could Aim For Breeders’ Cup Or HKIR

Roaring Lion, the 2/1 favorite, enjoyed his fourth successive top level win since his third in the Investec Derby when coming from an impossible looking position to collar I Can Fly in the ¬£1,156,250 G1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes [Sponsored By QIPCO], but conditions were far from ideal and it was a close run thing […]

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$4.85-Million Dubawi Colt Becomes World’s Most Expensive Yearling Of 2019 At Tattersalls

The Tattersalls sales ring swelled to bursting point in anticipation of the arrival of a Dubawi colt out of Lord and Lady Lloyd-Webber’s wonderful broodmare Dar Re Mi. Already a brother to the Group 3 Tattersalls Musidora Stakes winner So Mi Dar and the listed-winning filly Lah Ti Dar when the catalogue was published, the […]

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Olly Stevens, Trainer Of G1 Winner Peace And War, To Quit Training

British trainer Olly Stevens will not be renewing his license next year despite having enjoyed significant top-level success in three brief years at the helm of Sheikh Fahad Al Thani’s Robins Farm Racing operation. Citing family reasons above all others – he and his wife Hetta have twin girls aged three and a half – […]

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Goffs London Sale: From Afternoon Tea To Owning A Royal Ascot Runner

If we really do live in an instant-gratification society, what could be more instantly gratifying than buying a Thoroughbred racehorse on a Monday and then watching it run in what is perhaps the world’s most prestigious race meeting the following day or later that week? That’s the purpose of Monday evening’s¬†London Sale, presented by Goffs […]

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Murtagh, Sheikh Fahad To Compete In Charity Race Benefitting Injured Jockeys

Limerick Racecourse will host a charity race in aid of Irish Injured Jockeys on Saturday, 25th of April. The charity race is already attracting great interest with a host of local, national and international celebrity jockeys including local hoteliers Bryan & Hugh Murphy of the Dunraven Arms, former champion jockey Johnny Murtagh and owner breeder […]

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Spencer: Retirement Prompted by Loss of Riding Contract

Jockey Jamie Spencer’s announcement in August that he would be retiring from the saddle at the end of the year surprised many in the racing industry. The 34-year-old rider, who had had Group 1 success around the world, had been employed as the retained rider for Sheikh Fahad al Thani’s Qatar Racing since 2013. Spencer […]

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Mile: Trade Storm, Kiyoshi To Represent Qatar Racing

Trade Storm, winner of the Grade 1 Ricoh Woodbine Mile, will be joined by fellow Qatar Racing colorbearer Kiyoshi in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Mile at Santa Anita. The Racing Post reports that Kiyoshi, a 3-year-old daughter of Dubawi, will make the journey for the race. The Charlie Hills trainee captured the Group 3 Sceptre […]

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British Champion Jockey Jamie Spencer to Retire From Saddle

Jamie Spencer, one of the top jockeys in England, has announced he will retire from the saddle at the end of the year. According to a report in the Racing Post, Spencer will take up a management role with Sheikh Fahad’s Qatar Racing beginning in 2015. Spencer, 34, has been the retained rider for Qatar […]

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Melbourne Cup Hero Dunaden to Stand at Overbury Stud

Globetrotting Dunaden, winner of the 2011 Melbourne Cup (Aust-I), will stand at Overbury Stud in Gloucestershire, England in 2015, the Racing Post reports. The 8-year-old horse by Nicobar is trained by Mikel Delzangles for Sheikh Fahad al Thani’s Pearl Bloodstock. Dunaden has won 10 of 46 starts during his racing career; in addition to the […]

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Stakes Winner Purr Along Tops Day 3 of Tattersalls December Sale

The William Muir-trained PURR ALONG became the fifth million guineas lot for the Tattersalls December Sale when knocked down to Newsells Park Stud’s Julian Dollar for 1,000,000 guineas. The third day of the sale saw a total of 182 lots sell for 8,863,500 guineas, at an average of 48,701 guineas and a median of 25,000 […]

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