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British Apprentice Jockey Fallon: American Racing’s Speed ‘Took Me By Surprise’

Cieren Fallon, the 2019 champion apprentice jockey in Great Britain and the son of Britain’s multiple champion rider Kieren Fallon, will make his Gulfstream Park debut Thursday in the second race aboard Oakwood Stable’s What’s to Blame. Gulfstream’s host and analyst Acacia Courtney caught up with Fallon at Payson Park in Indiantown to talk about […]

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‘Very Consistent’ British-Bred Filly Awesometank Takes On Males In Woodbine Mile

This Saturday at Woodbine, Awesometank, a four-year-old daughter of Intense Focus, will look to go one better than she did in her impressive Grade 1 effort last time out. Owned by Lee Yuk Lun Alan, and trained by William Haggas, the dark bay heads into the Grade 1, $1 million Ricoh Woodbine Mile off an […]

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‘Cherish The Memories’: Arc Runner-Up Sea Of Class Succumbs To Lymphoma

The 4-year-old dual Group 1-winner Sea of Class, runner-up by a neck to Enable in last year’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, underwent surgery for colic on July 3. According to racingpost.com, the surgery was prescribed to remove a mass that had become entangled in her intestines. The mass turned out to be a malignant tumor […]

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Queen’s Call To Mind Sets Course Record In Belmont Gold Cup

Owned and bred by Her Majesty The Queen, Call To Mind set a new course record in winning the Grade 2 Belmont Gold Cup Invitational, his first start in North America. The 4-year-old son of Galileo sat just behind the leader and took over in the stretch to win by a length, completing two miles […]

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Rare Sight: Queen’s Call To Mind Preparing For Start In Belmont Gold Cup

Racing fans at Belmont Park on Friday will be treated to a rare sight at American racetracks: the purple-and-scarlet colors of Her Majesty, The Queen. Call To Mind, a 4-year-old owned and bred by Elizabeth II, figures prominently in the Grade 2, $400,000 Belmont Gold Cup Invitational, which will be contested at two miles on […]

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European Contenders Arrive For Woodbine Mile Program

The European contingent for Saturday’s Ricoh Woodbine Mile program, featuring three graded turf stakes, arrived late Monday evening following a flight from Amsterdam. The transatlantic travelers are England’s Mutakayyef,  Arod, and France’s  Mr. Owen for the Grade 1, $1 million Woodbine Mile; Majeed, also from England, for the Grade 1, 1 ½ mile Northern Dancer; […]

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Fallon ‘Heading In The Right Direction’, Doing Well In Treatment For Depression

Former champion jockey Kieren Fallon continues to make progress in his treatment for depression, and has begun riding out for trainer William Haggas a couple of mornings each week. The Racing Post reports that Fallon continues to be treated for “severe depression”, which led him to announce his retirement from the saddle in early July. Turf Club chief […]

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Mukhadram Cruises in Coral-Eclipse Stakes

Multiple Group 1-placed Mukhadram broke through for his first big win when he held off all rivals to take the Coral-Eclipse Stakes (Eng-I) at Sandown Park on Saturday. Sitting off a pace set by longshot Somewhat, Mukhadram pounced at the top of the stretch with jockey Paul Hanagan and had enough in the tank to […]

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English Oaks winner Dancing Rain aiming for HK Vase

Dancing Rain, winner of the 2011 Investec Oaks (Eng-I), will be pointed to the Hong Kong Vase (HK-I) in December. The 4-year-old daughter of Danehill Dancer finished a good third to Sapphire in the British Champions Fillies and Mares Stakes (Eng-II) on Oct. 20. That was the William Haggas trainee’s first start in almost a […]

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