Global Reach: 2020 Stud Fees For Notable North American Runners Standing Abroad

The eyes of North American Thoroughbred fans and breeders are on the international stallion markets as much as they’ve ever been, with two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome, Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom, and likely Eclipse Award winner Bricks and Mortar all set to stand in Japan for the 2020 breeding season. Foreign interest […]

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Talismanic To Stand For 1.8 Million Yen At Darley Japan

Darley Japan will offer seven stallions in the 2019 season, including newcomer Talismanic. The son of Medaglia d’Oro won the Breeders’ Cup Turf and will stand his first season for a fee of 1.8 million yen, or about US$16,200. “We are delighted to offer Japanese breeders a more powerful lineup of stallions than ever, with an […]

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Breeders’ Cup Turf Winner Talismanic To Enter Stud In Japan

Talismanic, a top-class son of leading sire Medaglia d’Oro and winner of last year’s Breeders’ Cup Turf, will join the Darley roster in Japan for 2019. Under the care of master trainer Andre Fabre throughout his career,Talismanic broke his maiden by no fewer than seven lengths at two. From then on, he raced almost exclusively in stakes company, winning twice […]

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Godolphin: Breeders’ Cup Turf Winner Talismanic Retired From Racing

Talismanic, arguably one of Godolphin’s most popular horses with racing fans and the team alike, has been retired from racing. The flashy bay/brown horse was trained by Andre Fabre throughout his career, breaking his maiden by no fewer than seven lengths at two. From then on, he raced almost exclusively in Stakes company, winning twice […]

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Best Of The Breeders’ Cup Presented By Brisnet: Turf And Filly & Mare Turf

International runners have traditionally fared well in the Breeders’ Cup’s marquee turf races, hence why there are so many pictures of Frankie Dettori vaulting off horses in North American winner’s circles. The influence foreign runners have on the outcomes of the Breeders’ Cup Turf, and Filly and Mare Turf, is so strong that the top […]

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Dettori Pilots Roaring Lion, Enable For Parts Of Wednesday’s Training Sessions

John Gosden arrived in Louisville late Tuesday night with Frankie Dettori and both were trackside early this morning to see Roaring Lion (Classic) do a strong canter around one circuit of the Churchill Downs oval with usual work rider Bernario De Paiva. Shortly after, Dettori got on board and put Roaring Lion through the gates. […]

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Euro Report: Roaring Lion Out Early, Enable Cruises Over Turf Course

Breeders’ Cup Classic hope, Roaring Lion was the first of the Europeans to take to the Churchill Downs track this morning. The son of Kitten’s Joy did a gentle canter around one circuit of the track and appeared happy on the surface before heading back to the barn. Marie’s Diamond (Juvenile Turf), who will be […]

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First Wave Of European Trainees, Including Enable, Get A Feel For Churchill Downs Monday

The first of the European challengers for this year’s Breeders’ Cup were allowed out on to the Churchill Downs track early Monday morning having cleared the regulatory 48 hours in quarantine. All horses appeared to have taken the traveling well and appeared in good spirits. Roaring Lion (Classic) and Enable (Turf), both trained by John […]

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Fabre To Bring Dual Assault Against Enable In Breeders’ Cup Turf

Including last year’s Breeders’ Cup Turf champion Talismanic, trainer Andre Fabre is planning a two-pronged assault against European star Enable in next Saturday’s challenge at Churchill Downs, according to attheraces.com. Talismanic was an uninterested 13th last out in the Arc, but his other Turf entrant, Waldgeist, won the Group 1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud this […]

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