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Fasig-Tipton’s July Sale: Crunching Numbers and Young Guns

The Fasig-Tipton July Sale is the first indicator of another trend: which freshmen sires look the most promising to buyers. Though a buzz about the first crops of certain freshman sires begins when the babies hit the ground, the July Sale is the true, initial barometer of that buzz that can be quantified, and Darley at Jonabell and Winstar Farm were the big winners.

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The Fasig-Tipton July Sale is the first indicator of another trend: which freshmen sires look t....



Nathaniel's Daughter Enable Wins Grade 1 Eclipse in England

Though it hardly seems possible, Khalid Abdullah and his Juddmonte Farms have outdone themselves in terms of audacious breeding in the creation of super-mare Enable, who on July 6, 2019, won the Coral Eclipse S.-G1 with ease, and with her trainer, John Gosden, saying she was only 85% fit. She is en route to her third Prix de le Arc de Triomph S.-G1, which she has won two years in a row, beating the boys with astonishing ease.

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Though it hardly seems possible, Khalid Abdullah and his Juddmonte Farms have outdone themselve....



Del Mar Unveils New Safety Measures; 5 Person Panel To Review All Entries

Press Release: Building on industry-leading safety and welfare measures, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club (DMTC), operators of San Diego County's iconic horse racing venue at Del Mar, today announced a series of initiatives to enhance safety protocols and procedures as the track prepares to celebrate its 80th season of racing.

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Press Release: Building on industry-leading safety and welfare measures, Del Mar Thoroughbred C....



Irish Derby 2019 - The Galileo, O’Brien, Magnier, Smith,Tabor Monopoly

The Group One Irish Derby at the Curragh on June 29 represented a hat trick not often seen. The first three finishers, Sovereign, Anthony Van Dyck and Norway, were all sons of the magnificent Galileo, Coolmore’s king. All trained by Aidan O’Brien. All owned by the triumvirate of Magnier/Smith/Tabor. The only differences in the three, apart from very minor differences in pedigree, is that O’Brien couldn’t clone a single jockey to ride all three, and so was dependent on various riders to claim the Irish Derby as his own, as he has done six times before.

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The Group One Irish Derby at the Curragh on June 29 represented a hat trick not often seen. The....



  • Christophe Clement has won more than 1,800 races, including 31 Grade 1s, 67 Grade 2s and 136 Grade 3s. Cumulative purse money earned now exceeds $127 million. Christophe has acquired a reputation for meticulous attention to detail. He takes pride in the horses under his care and personally trains each of them. Christophe limits the size of his stable to a number that can be kept in just two locations. Visit the website for more information!

  • Siskin's Impressive Railway Victory a Strike For First Defence

    On Irish Derby Day, another race may have stolen the show: the Railway S.-G2, a showcase for some of the best two-year-olds, featuring Monarch of Egypt, a much-touted son of American Pharoah, and the highly esteemed Fort Myers, a son of War Front, also Coolmore-owned, out of a Galileo mare, whose second dam is a full sister to the great Giant’s Causeway.

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    On Irish Derby Day, another race may have stolen the show: the Railway S.-G2, a showcase for so....



    That Nijinsky Eye...

    Has anyone else noted the phenomenon of the Nijinsky II eye? I’ve been aware of it for years now, and was reminded of it when Simply Breathless got her close-up in the paddock at Santa Anita as she awaited her photo op in the winners’ circle after the Wilshire S.-G3, a stunning upset for a truly gorgeous mare. Simply Breathless was bred in Great Britain, and I was unfamiliar with her pedigree, though aware of the brilliant campaign her trainer, Neil Drysdale, had planned for her since her importation. Then I saw that eye.

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    Has anyone else noted the phenomenon of the Nijinsky II eye? I’ve been aware of it for ye....