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Thunder Snow Back On Top With ‘Monster’ Prix Jean Prat Victory

Godolphin Racing’s Thunder Snow, now infamous for his bucking episode at the start of the 2017 Kentucky Derby, continued along the path to redemption with a victory in Sunday’s Group 1 Prix Jean Prat Stakes at Chantilly. Under regular rider Christophe Soumillon, the 3-year-old son of Helmet led all the way to cover the one […]

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‘We Are Really Enjoying It’: Godolphin Scores Group 1 Double Tuesday At Royal Ascot

Despite all the upheaval Sheikh Mohammad’s Godolphin Racing has gone through in the past month, including the well-publicized spat between trainer Saeed bin Suroor and chief executive John Ferguson, and subsequent loss of the latter, the organization came together to score a pair of Group 1 victories on the first day of the Royal Ascot […]

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Royal Ascot Schedule: When Are The U.S.-Based Horses Running?

The Royal Ascot meeting kicks off Tuesday, June 20, and a number of U.S. runners will be putting in bids to repeat the success of Tepin in last year’s Queen Anne Stakes. For the first time, NBC Sports will be broadcasting live coverage of the full five-day meeting, which runs through Saturday, June 24, running […]

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Churchill Aims For Third Straight Group 1 Victory In St. James’s Palace Stakes

Aidan O’Brien reports Churchill’s preparation to have gone to plan ahead of his bid for a fifth successive Group One triumph in Tuesday’s St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot. The Galileo colt has won seven of his eight lifetime starts, with his only defeat coming on his racecourse debut. He broke his maiden at […]

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Epicharis Clears Quarantine, Tries Out Belmont Training Track In Private Session

Carrot Farm’s Epicharis received his anticipated release from quarantine late this morning, and stretched his legs atop the Belmont Park training track in route tonext Saturday’s Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes. The UAE Derby runner-up entered the track in his private session roughly around 11:40 am, and calmly jogged a clockwise five furlongs before […]

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Champion Juvenile Churchill Completes Classic Double; Thunder Snow Second

Last year’s champion 2-year-old recorded a 2 1/2-length win in Saturday’s Irish 2000 Guineas at the Curragh, completing a classic double with the Newmarket equivalent already on his resume. The Aidan O’Brien-trained Churchill, who gave the trainer his fourth dual-classic winner, was partnered by Ryan Moore, laying off the pace early and storming home in […]

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Thunder Snow Will Face Churchill In Saturday’s Irish 2,000 Guineas

Trainer Saeed bin Suroor is set to saddle Thunder Snow in Saturday’s Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh with the UAE 2,000 Guineas and UAE Derby winner being bin Suroor’s first runner in Ireland’s opening Classic since he won the race with Dubawi in 2005. Godolphin’s Thunder Snow has not raced since the bizarre […]

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Durkin’s ‘Dream’: From Fear To ‘Elation’ In The Space Of Two Minutes

Track announcer Tom Durkin was full of excitement leading up to the Kentucky Derby in 2017, but not because he was going to call the race, according to the Thoroughbred Racing Commentary. This year, the retiree’s anticipation stemmed from his ownership of a small piece of the colt named Always Dreaming, who would go off as […]

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Thunder Snow Returns Home To Newmarket, Under Consideration For Irish Guineas

Thunder Snow’s trip to the United States helped the regally-bred colt to develop a whole new fan base, though it probably isn’t the one trainer Saeed bin Suroor was hoping for. After leaving the starting gate in the Kentucky Derby from the second post position, Thunder Snow gave jockey Christophe Soumillon a surprising bucking and […]

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