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Battaash Proves Third Time’s The Charm In Coolmore Nunthorpe

The third time proved to be the charm today for Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum’s 5-year-old gelding Battaash (IRE), who after consecutive fourth-place finishes the last two years, finally won the five-furlong, $512,000 Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (G1) at York in a scintillating 3 ¾-length course record victory under jockey Jim Crowley. With this win, Battaash earned […]

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Top-Rated Crystal Ocean Takes On All Comers In Juddmonte International

Crystal Ocean will bid to confirm his status as the highest-rated horse in the world when he contests the Group 1 Juddmonte International Stakes at York on Wednesday – the opening day of the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival. The Sir Michael Stoute-trained star ran a mighty race in defeat in last month’s King George […]

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Battaash, Ten Sovereigns To Clash In Friday’s Nunthorpe Stakes

Battaash and Ten Sovereigns remain on course for a fascinating clash in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes at York on Friday, which offers the winner an expenses-paid berth to the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint this fall at Santa Anita Park. The Charlie Hills-trained Battaash has again been in fine form this season, most recently recording a […]

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Enable ‘Enjoying Herself,’ Stradivarius ‘Cheeky’ Ahead Of Next Week’s Efforts At York

John Gosden has already saddled the winners of seven races that fall under the QIPCO British Champions Series umbrella this year and will be a very short price to add to that tally at York next week. Enable and Stradivarius are set to lead a strong team for the champion trainer. The former is on […]

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Alpha Delphini By A Nose For 40-1 Upset In Nunthorpe Stakes

The 7-year-old Alpha Delphini (GB) edged out Mabs Cross (GB) by the shortest of noses, scoring a 40-1 upset under jockey Graham Lee in winning Friday’s five-furlong Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (G1) at York Racecourse, and earned an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) through the international Breeders’ Cup Challenge. The Breeders’ Cup […]

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Poet’s Word Takes On Roaring Lion In Wednesday’s Juddmonte International

Led by multiple Group 1 winner Poet’s Word (IRE) and Coral-Eclipse (G1) winner Roaring Lion, a field of eight horses is scheduled to start in Wednesday’s about 1 1/4-mile Juddmonte International (G1) at York, with the winner receiving an automatic berth into the Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) through the international Breeders’ Cup Challenge. The […]

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Churchill ‘Never A Horse To Wilt,’ Points to Irish Champion Stakes

Churchill could have his next start in the Qipco Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown on September 9, a “Win and You’re In” race for the Breeders’ Cup Longines Turf. The dual 2000 Guineas winner, who was forced to miss the Sussex Stakes following a downpour at Glorious Goodwood, ran with credit at York when finding […]

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O’Brien Believes Churchill Can Handle Extended Distance In Juddmonte International

Aidan O’Brien will ask his dual 2000 Guineas hero, Churchill, to tackle an extended mile and a quarter for the first time tomorrow when the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival gets underway at York. Churchill is one of seven declared runners for what’s set to be an outstanding renewal of the G1 Juddmonte International Stakes, […]

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Longines Turf Berth On The Line For Barney Roy, Churchill In Wednesday’s Juddmonte International

Led by Group 1 winners Barney Roy (GB), Churchill (IRE) and Ulysses (IRE), seven horses are expected to start in Wednesday’s historic $1.23 million Juddmonte International (GI) headlining the prestigious Ebor Festival at York Racecourse, which will host a trio of Breeders’ Cup Challenge races over three days. Run at 1¼ miles for 3-year-olds and […]

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Lady Aurelia Leads American Trio Of ‘Live Prospects’ At York Festival

The star American filly Lady Aurelia is settling in at York ahead of her bid for further Group 1 glory in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes on Friday Aug. 25. The Nunthorpe is a “Win and You’re In” contest for the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint this fall at Del Mar. Trained by Wesley Ward, the 3-year-old […]

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