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Field Of Fifteen Set For Sunday’s Japan Cup At Tokyo

Fifteen horses, including only two raiders from abroad and one from local-government-sponsored NAR racing, will take on the 2,400-meter Japan Cut at Tokyo Racecourse on Sunday, Nov. 25. The foreign hopefuls are both grays, the Aidan O’Brien-trained Irish-bred Capri, a 4-year-old Galileo colt who captured the Irish Derby and the St. Leger last year and […]

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Capri, Thundering Blue Lead International Contingent In Sunday’s Japan Cup

The two foreign contenders for this year’s Grade 1 Japan Cup, Capri (Ireland) and Thundering Blue (UK), arrived safely at Narita International Airport in Chiba Prefecture late Wednesday. Both horses were then transported to the quarantine facilities at the JRA Horseracing School Quarantine Center, where they arrived at 7:43 p.m., completing about a 24-hour journey […]

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Desert Encounter Explodes Late In Canadian International

Making his first start in North America, Abdulla Al Mansoori’s Desert Encounter proved explosive over the Woodbine lawn when he captured the Grade 1 Pattison Canadian International on Saturday. The 6-year-old gelded son of Halling, sent off at odds of 8-1, circled the field in the stretch to run down 3-1 favorite Thundering Blue by […]

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Weekend Lineup: QEII, Canadian International

A trio of Grade 1 races highlights the North American action this weekend, with the QEII Challenge Cup to be held Saturday at Keeneland and Woodbine to host both the Canadian International and E.P. Taylor Stakes. The Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup features last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf winner Rushing Fall, who has […]

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Europeans Look To Regain Dominance Of Pattison Canadian International

Thundering Blue, coming off an impressive win in Sweden’s Group 3 Stockholm Cup International, heads a large and competitive field of 11 for Saturday’s Grade 1 Pattison Canadian International at Woodbine Racetrack. The Pattison Canadian International, encompassing the full mile and a half layout of the E.P. Taylor Turf Course, offers Grade 1 status and […]

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‘Cheeky’ Thundering Blue Arrives At Woodbine For Canadian International

Touching down in Toronto late Monday evening, Pattison Canadian International contender Thundering Blue had his first feel of Woodbine’s E.P Taylor turf course on Tuesday morning with assistant trainer Kim Johnstone aboard. “I think it was a massive culture shock for him,” said Johnstone. “At home, the gallops, we don’t really share them, he’s on […]

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Five-Year-Old Thundering Blue Getting Better With Age, On The Way To G1 Canadian International

A five-year-old son of Exchange Rate, Thundering Blue has both Group 2 and Group 3 crowns to his name. In less than 10 days, the Kentucky-bred will look to lower the boom on the competition and earn his first Grade 1 victory in the $800,000 Pattison Canadian International at Woodbine Racetrack. Trained by David Menuisier […]

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