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Enable ‘Enjoying Herself,’ Stradivarius ‘Cheeky’ Ahead Of Next Week’s Efforts At York

John Gosden has already saddled the winners of seven races that fall under the QIPCO British Champions Series umbrella this year and will be a very short price to add to that tally at York next week. Enable and Stradivarius are set to lead a strong team for the champion trainer. The former is on […]

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Stradivarius Delivers Record-Equaling Third Triumph In Goodwood Cup

Stradivarius (4/5 favorite) emulated Double Trigger (1995, 1997 & 1998) by recording a third victory in the Qatar Goodwood Cup. Ridden by Frankie Dettori and trained by John Gosden, the superstar stayer extended his unbeaten sequence to eight wins with a vintage display in the two-mile contest. The five-year-old traveled powerfully into contention in the […]

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Champion Too Darn Hot ‘Back In The Right Place,’ Aims For Breeders’ Cup Berth In Sussex

Stradivarius, Too Darn Hot and Mehdaayih headline a strong John Gosden team for the five-day Qatar Goodwood Festival, which runs from Tuesday, July 30 to Saturday, August 3. Europe’s unbeaten champion two-year-old of 2018, Too Darn Hot, is all set for the feature £1-million G1 Qatar Sussex Stakes over a mile on Wednesday, July 31. […]

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‘String Quartet’: Stradivarius Delivers Gold Cup Repeat; Dettori Wins Four Straight, Seventh Cup

At 48, it doesn’t appear jockey Frankie Dettori has lost any spring in his legs. He needed all of it Thursday, as he completed four straight of his patented flying dismounts. The fourth came after his mount Stradivarius, won the Group 1 Gold Cup for the second consecutive year, giving Dettori his seventh Gold Cup […]

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Dettori Unstoppable At Royal Ascot; Sweeps First Three Ahead Of Gold Cup

Italian-born superstar jockey Frankie Dettori is once again the talk of Royal Ascot as he began Thursday winning the first three races on the card, and he heads into the fourth race, the featured Gold Cup, aboard the favorite and last year’s winner Stradivarius. Dettori began the day with a win aboard A’Ali in the […]

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Led By Stradivarius, Frankie Dettori Has ‘Tremendous Expectations’ For Royal Ascot Mounts

Frankie Dettori is the most successful current jockey at Royal Ascot with 60 winners and he reflected on how special the Royal Meeting is to him. “I’m really looking forward to the meeting,” Dettori said on Thursday. “Me and John (Gosden) have gathered a pretty decent team and I’ve got some nice outside rides too. […]

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Gosden Trainees Take Five Cartier Awards: Roaring Lion Horse Of The Year

Roaring Lion has been revealed as the 2018 Cartier Horse Of The Year at the 28th annual Cartier Racing Awards, European horseracing’s equivalent of the Oscars. Owned by Qatar Racing Limited, the outstandingly talented and consistent 3-year-old colt becomes the fourth Cartier Horse Of The Year in the last five years to be trained by […]

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Twice As Nice: Enable Tops Nominees For Cartier Horse Of The Year Award

The nominations for the 28th annual Cartier Racing Awards were unveiled on Sunday, Nov. Horses trained by John Gosden in Newmarket have gained the Cartier Horse of the Year Award three times in the last four years – Kingman (2014), Golden Horn (2015) and Enable (2017). Britain’s champion Flat trainer holds a very strong hand […]

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Stradivarius Remains Perfect In 2018 With Dramatic British Champions Stakes Triumph

Stradivarius squeezed through the smallest of gaps on the home turn for a dramatic fifth win from five starts this year in the G2 Qipco British Champions Stakes at Ascot on Saturday. Trainer John Gosden admitted afterwards that the participation of a colt he described as “fabulous” had been “touch and go” owing to unsuitably […]

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Weekend Lineup: Maryland Million

This weekend’s North American racing action is highlighted by the Maryland Million series on Saturday at Laurel Park. The featured race, the Classic, offers a contentious field of ten starters with three also-eligibles. Morning-line favorite Bonus Points is last on the AEs, so the main body favoritism falls to Saratoga Bob, a 4-year-old son of […]

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