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Japanese Horse of the Year Orfevre wins Prix Foy

Sunday Racing Co. Ltd’s Orfevre, the reigning Horse of the Year in Japan, won the mile and one-half Group 2 Prix Foy at Longchamp on Sunday, solidifying his standing as one of the favorites for this year’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. Under jockey Christophe Soumillon, the 4-year-old colt by the Sunday Silence stallion Stay […]

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DOUG O’NEILL – A TIRED ACT

By Ray Paulick Doug O’Neill could learn a thing or two about honor and humility from Yasuo Ikee, a trainer who brought two-time Japanese Horse of the Year Deep Impact to France to contest the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in 2006. Deep Impact finished third as the favorite, disappointing millions of Japanese horse racing […]

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THE WEEK THAT WAS…JUNE 22-28

Two years ago, Deep Impact, a two-time Horse of the Year in Japan, traveled to Paris to take on the world’s best grass runners in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. Thousands of Japanese fans followed the horse to France and bet with such confidence that Deep Impact was the odds-on favorite to win what […]

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