Posted: July 8, 2020

A Prosperous Two Weeks for Irish Trainer Aidan O’Brien

Top level racing in Europe this past fortnight has been dominated by one man, Aidan O’Brien. Ireland’s champion trainer has won some of the summer’s most coveted Group 1 contests in both Ireland and Britain. On Saturday week last (June 30), the Co. Wexford, Ireland-born handler trained the first four horses home in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby over a mile and four furlongs at The Curragh Racecourse, Co. Kildare, Ireland. When one considers this was the largest field (14) of horses to contest Ireland’s premier Classic since 1977,...

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Posted: July 7, 2020

Midnight Bisou – A case for Horse Of The Year

Photo Credit: Steve-Heuertz Coasting into the year with a strong second in the controversial Saudi Cup against male rivals, Midnight Bisou continued to wow spectators and competitors with a smashing victory in the (G2) Fleur de Lis. Running down prestigious rivals in an 8 ¼ length romp, it is without question that Midnight Bisou could have a serious case for an Eclipse Award at the end of the season, provided her talents continue to coast her through her competition. However, it is not only the older female category that this...

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Posted: July 6, 2020

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

Would Shortening the Belmont Stakes Lead to more Triple Crown Winners? In the wake of the drama and glory of this year’s shortened Belmont Stakes, the question of whether to scale back the distance permanently has been raised once again. The main argument for shortening the Belmont Stakes is that it would lead to more Triple Crown winners and therefore generate more interest in the sport. Would it? Isn’t the difficulty of winning the Triple Crown what makes it so appealing in the first place? And yes, the biggest hurdle...

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QATAR PRIZE OF THE ARC DE TRIOMPHE

Following is a list of the horses and connections who are pointing for the Arc De Triomphe. 10/04/2020 12:00 am, PARIS LONGCHAMP The number of runners will be reduced by eliminating the horses to which the...

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