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‘Navy’ Sails to Coolmore Glory

A wide open renewal of the G1 Coolmore Stud S. produced one of the most thrilling finishes of the afternoon at Flemington, as the Aaron Purcell-trained Merchant Navy (Aus) (Fastnet Rock {Aus}) delivered a late surge to deny the fillies … Continue reading

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Payne on a High With Ace Delivery

Sydney raider Ace High (Aus) (High Chaparral {Ire}) gave trainer David Payne a longed-for victory in Australia’s oldest Classic, the A$1.5 million G1 AAMI Victoria Derby, making a wide charge down the Flemington straight to lead home Sully (NZ) (Reliable … Continue reading

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Blame’s Daisy Remains Unbeaten in the Tempted

Stretching out to the one-turn mile off a smashing eight-length debut success over a sloppy main track at Parx Oct. 9, Fox Hill Farms’ DAISY (f, 2, Blame–Lovely Stay, by Flower Alley) showed some intestinal fortitude to beat back pace-pressing … Continue reading

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Dream Ahead’s Sweet Dream Swoops Late for Miesque Triumph

By Sean Cronin    Sweety Dream (Fr) (Dream Ahead) made all to graduate in her Sept. 3 debut going one mile at Chantilly, but was too keen when attempting another frontrunning role in a valuable sales heat back over that … Continue reading

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Cape Cross’s Guignol Takes the Grosser Preis von Bayern

By Tom Frary Joining a club whose members include Acatenango (Ger), Mondrian (Ger) and Luso (GB), Stall Ullmann’s Guignol (Ger) (Cape Cross {Ire}) made all to record a second success in the G1 Pastorius – Grosser Preis von Bayern at … Continue reading

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Orfevre Gains Second Group Winner

By Heather Anderson Dual G1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe runner-up and Shadai Stallion Station resident Orfevre (Jpn) (Stay Gold {Jpn}) celebrated his second group winner with his first crop of juveniles, when his Lucky Lilac (Jpn) saluted by three-quarters … Continue reading

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It’s O’Brien’s Record As Deep Impact’s Saxon Warrior Takes the Trophy

By Tom Frary There was a feeling of destiny at Doncaster on Saturday and TDN Rising Star Saxon Warrior (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) duly delivered the world-record-setting 26th group 1 success for Aidan O’Brien’s Ballydoyle stable in 2017 in the … Continue reading

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Talkin’ Bout This Generation

By Alan Carasso Third in last year’s BMW Hong Kong Derby over the metric mile and a quarter, Beauty Generation (NZ) (Road to Rock {Aus}) looks set for a campaign geared towards the G1 Longines Hong Kong Mile following a … Continue reading

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Dark Angel’s Persuasive Swoops In the QEII

By Tom Frary At the end of a year in which Europe’s fillies and mares marched onward towards world domination, Cheveley Park Stud’s Persuasive (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}) beat up some notable colts to provide her esteemed owners David and … Continue reading

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Cracksman Destroys Champion Rivals For Frankel’s Breakthrough

By Tom Frary Fittingly staged against the backdrop of “Storm Brian”, Saturday’s G1 Qipco Champion S. at Ascot witnessed its own equine tempest as Anthony Oppenheimer’s Cracksman (GB) (Frankel {GB}) lorded it over some class rivals to make his much-loved … Continue reading

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