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Racing titans to clash in Saturday’s Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Royal Randwick

POSTED: April 16, 2021

The world’s highest rated horse Addeybb returns to take on Australia’s 8-time Group 1 winner Verry Elleegant and Ladbrokes Cox Plate victor Sir Dragonet in...

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New Zealand-bred horses dominate Group 1 Australian Derby

POSTED: April 16, 2021

The stamina and class of New Zealand-sourced three-year-olds again shone through on the big stage in Australia with New Zealand-bred Explosive Jack, bought for just...

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Jamie Kah and James McDonald win Group 1s at The Championships at Randwick

POSTED: April 16, 2021

Royal Randwick racecourse in Sydney, Australia, hosted the first day of The Championships last weekend, with Group 1 races dominating the programme. While US trainer...

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Havre de Grace: The Story of a Small Town, a Racetrack, and The Mob

POSTED: April 12, 2021

In a little Maryland town beside the Chesapeake Bay there once stood a stylish racetrack that showcased renowned stables, champion trainers and legendary horses. Named...

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Sodashi becomes first white filly to win a Japanese Classic

POSTED: April 12, 2021

Sodashi made thoroughbred racing history at Hanshin, Japan, on Sunday, by becoming the first white filly to win a Japanese Classic, as the daughter of...

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Epsom Derby hopeful Bolshoi Ballet impresses at Leopardstown Racecourse

POSTED: April 11, 2021

Bolshoi Ballet, trained at Ballydoyle Stables in County Tipperary, Ireland, is now second favourite for the Cazoo Derby at Epsom Downs, England, in June, following...

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Two for the Task

POSTED: April 10, 2021

It’s 4:15 in the morning. The backside of the racetrack is about to become busy, and it’s just minutes away from the day’s first set. ...

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Trainer Keri Brion Makes More History In Ireland

POSTED: April 10, 2021

Keri Brion wrote another piece of American horse racing history on Friday when becoming the first US handler to train the winner of a hurdle...

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Irish Jockey Rachael Blackmore Makes Aintree Grand National History

POSTED: April 10, 2021

History in the Grand National, one of the toughest horse races in the world to win as a female rider finally wins it Rachael Blackmore...

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