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Perfect Pinatubo Keeps His Record Intact With Darley Dewhurst Victory

Pinatubo had to dig deep to maintain his perfect racing record but he clearly has the heart for a battle as well as an outstanding engine and his hard-fought two-length success means he could now turn up for the QIPCO 2,000 Guineas as one of the shortest-priced favorites in recent memory. In what turned into […]

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Finalists Announced For Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards

The finalists for six of the now seven prestigious Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards have been announced. The winner of the Thoroughbred Industry Community Award, which has only one prize, has been decided. This year’s recipient is Bobby Lillis, Executive Director of the Maryland Horsemen’s Assistance Foundation Inc. and Director of Benefits for the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s […]

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‘Sound And Well,’ Dual Group 1 Royal Ascot Winner Blue Point Retired

Blue Point, who became the first European-trained horse in almost 100 years, and among only a handful of horses ever to win both the G1 King’s Stand and G1 Diamond Jubilee in the same week at Royal Ascot, has been retired and will join the Darley stallion roster. A superb flagbearer for Team Godolphin for […]

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Royal Ascot: Dettori Rules Again, Takes Queen Mary Stakes With Raffle Prize

Jockey Frankie Dettori added to his reputation as “Mr. Royal Ascot” Wednesday by guiding longshot Raffle Prize to victory in the Group 2 Queen Mary Stakes for 2-year-old fillies, giving Dettori his 61st victory at the famed meet. Off at 18-1 odds, Raffle Prize narrowly held off Wesley Ward-trained Kimari (13-2), ridden by John Velazquez, […]

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‘Terrier-Like’ Breeders’ Cup Winner Line Of Duty Leads Godolphin Hopes For Investec Derby

Godolphin trainer Charlie Appleby is hoping Line Of Duty can emulate stablemate Masar by winning the 2019 G1 Investec Derby at Epsom Downs on Saturday, June 1, Investec Derby Day and day two of the Investec Derby Festival. Masar provided a first victory for Godolphin’s royal blue colors in the 239th running of the premier […]

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Appleby Captures International Trainer Of The Year Award For Third Consecutive Season

Charlie Appleby has won the prestigious International Trainer of the Year award for the third year running. The Godolphin trainer sent out twelve G1 winners worldwide in 2018, including the G1 Derby at Epsom, the G1 Melbourne Cup at Flemington and the G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at Churchill Downs. He also enjoyed success in […]

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Bloodlines: Midshipman Progeny A Lasting Legacy For McNair

With a victory in the Grade 2 Mrs. Revere Stakes at Churchill Downs on Nov. 23, Princess Warrior became the 19th stakes winner for her sire, 2008 champion 2-year-old colt Midshipman (by Unbridled’s Song). A good-sized, scopy chestnut, Midshipman is one of three stakes winners foaled from graded stakes winner Fleet Lady, a daughter of the […]

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‘Unsung Heroes Of Our Great Industry’: Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards Finalists Named

The finalists for five of the six prestigious Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards have been announced. The winner of the sixth category, The Thoroughbred Industry Community Award, is Angie Carmona, deputy executive director and secretary of the California Thoroughbred Trainers. The other finalists, along with Ms. Carmona, will be recognized at an awards ceremony luncheon. The […]

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Gold Town En Busca Del UAE Derby Y Su Clasificación Para El Kentucky Derby

El UAE Derby (G2, $2,000,000) de este sábado 31 de Marzo en Meydan será una interesante carrera dentro del marco de la Copa del Mundo de Dubai. Nueve ejemplares – incluyendo una potranca no solo irán en pos del lucrativo premio, sino que además buscarán los 100 puntos clasificatorios para el Kentucky Derby (G1) que […]

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Godolphin Eliminates Global CEO Position; Osborne Returns To Ireland Role

Less than a year after Joe Osborne replaced John Ferguson as chief executive of Sheikh Mohammed’s Godolphin, the global Thoroughbred racing operation announced it is eliminating the oversight position and Osborne will return to his former role as managing director of Godolphin Ireland. Osborne was named interim CEO following the June 2017 departure of Ferguson, […]

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