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Ten Sovereigns Shows He’s ‘Something Special’ In Darley July Cup

Aidan O’Brien landed his fifth Darley July Cup with Ten Sovereigns this Saturday, who exploded back to life in style to clear right away from a competitive field under Ryan Moore. Ten Sovereigns hadn’t been able to reach the level of form he showed in winning last year’s Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes in two runs […]

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U S Navy Flag Gives O’Brien Fourth July Cup, Will Aim For Everest

U S Navy Flag provided Aidan O’Brien with a fourth July Cup after producing a scintillating front-running performance under Ryan Moore on Saturday at Newmarket. Moore went straight to the front of the group that raced down the middle of the track and he turned all of his rivals away up the hill to win […]

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Longshot Romanised Gives Trainer First Win Of 2018 In Irish 2,000 Guineas

Saturday’s opening Irish Classic of the 2018 season at the Curragh proved to be a historic one for local trainer Ken Condon as 25/1 chance Romanised won the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas. Condon’s charge held off all comers including the Aidan O’Brien-trained duo of U S Navy Flag and Gustav Klimt to record an emphatic […]

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Declaration Of War’s Olmedo Bags French 2,000 Guineas Amid Controversy

A controversial Sunday of racing at Longchamp saw the Jean-Claude Rouget-trained Olmedo capture the Group 1 French 2,000 Guineas under Cristian Demuro, reports racingpost.com. The 3-year-old son from the first crop of Ashford Stud’s Declaration Of War (War Front) came from well off the pace to nose out a pair of rivals at the finish, earning […]

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O’Brien-Trained Gustav Klimt Easily Takes 2,000 Guineas Trial Stakes

Gustav Klimt booked his ticket for Newmarket in swooping late to bag the Ballylinch Stud 2,000 Guineas Trial Stakes at Leopardstown. Aidan O’Brien’s charge had been off the track since winning the Superlative Stakes at Newmarket last July, but punters were still keen on his chances, sending him off the 6-4 favourite for the seven-furlong […]

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O’Brien Pair Of U S Navy Flag, Clemmie Crowned Champion 2-Year-Olds In Europe

Dual Group 1 winner U S Navy Flag has been confirmed as European champion two‐year‐old for 2017 with a rating of 122 at the unveiling of the European two-year-old Thoroughbred Classifications in London today. He is the tenth European juvenile champion to be trained by the Ballydoyle maestro Aidan O’Brien, in a list that stretches […]

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Enable Named 2017 Cartier Horse Of The Year

The outstanding three-year-old filly Enable has been named the Cartier Horse of the Year at the 27th annual Cartier Racing Awards, European horseracing’s equivalent of the Oscars. The 2017 Cartier Racing Awards were presented at a glittering ceremony before an invited audience of 300 at the Dorchester Hotel, London, England, on Tuesday, November 14. From the first crop […]

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BC Turf Notes: Ribchester ‘Traveled Well,’ Rosario Talks ‘Tricky’ Beach Patrol

With all the horses having cleared quarantine a total of 35 European Breeders’ Cup challengers were seen out on the Del Mar track Thursday morning with the added excitement of seeing the 13-strong contingent from Ballydoyle out on the track for the first time since arriving on Monday evening. Home of The Brave (Mile) was […]

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Highland Reel Headlines Ballydoyle’s Breeders’ Cup Contingent

Highland Reel set himself up for the defense of his Breeders’ Cup Turf crown with a meritorious run in defeat in the Champion Stakes at Ascot. Aidan O’Brien’s globetrotter finished third to Cracksman on unsuitably soft ground, but conditions are expected to be far more in his favor at Del Mar on November 4. O’Brien […]

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Stakes Winner Twirl Added To Keeneland November Sale In Foal To Curlin

Twirl (IRE), a stakes-winning daughter of leading sire Galileo (IRE) and a full sister to Irish and French highweight Misty For Me (IRE), dam of multiple Group 1 winners Roly Poly and U S Navy Flag, has been supplemented to Keeneland’s 2017 November Breeding Stock Sale, which begins Nov. 7. Consigned by Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales […]

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