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Galileo’s Kew Gardens Outbattles Stradivarius In the Long Distance Cup
Galileo’s Kew Gardens Outbattles Stradivarius In the Long Distance Cup

   Ascot's G2 QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup threw up an epic, with Kew Gardens (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) denying Stradivarius (Ire) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) his second renewal in a pulsating finale. Sent to the front approaching two out by Donnacha O'Brien, the 7-2 second favourite was headed by Bjorn Nielsen's 8-13 favourite a furlong later but stayed in the fight and regained the advantage in the final yards to prevail in a photo. "He got an unbelievable ride and is a brave horse," Aidan O'Brien commented. "We were...

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Dream Ahead’s Donjuan Triumphant Wins the Sprint For King Power
Dream Ahead’s Donjuan Triumphant Wins the Sprint For King Power

   There was a shock in the G1 QIPCO British Champions Sprint S. as King Power Racing's Donjuan Triumphant (Ire) (Dream Ahead) swooped at 33-1 to deny the dual G1 Prix de la Foret heroine One Master (GB) (Fastnet Rock {Aus}). Covered up early by Silvestre de Sousa against the far rail, the 6-year-old who was last seen finishing runner-up in the Oct. 5 G3 Bengough S. over this course and distance was stopped in his run inside the final two furlongs but rallied to reel in the 4-1 joint-favourite...

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Thunder Rolls Out Book 3 Finale

NEWMARKET, UK—One visitor to Tattersalls on Friday observed that it was like being in a popular holiday resort out of season. Certainly the atmosphere was less charged than that sustained during the buzz of Books 1 and 2, but a fresh crowd had arrived in Newmarket for the second half of the week and there was still plenty of activity around the sales ground, albeit at a more modified level. Among the diehards who had weathered the full fortnight—and that required full waterproofs on many days, as the rash of...

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Siyouni Colt Rounds Off Shadwell Spree

NEWMARKET, UK--So that's Book 2 back on the shelf, which is probably the only way Angus Gold will be able to keep his catalogue from falling apart altogether. Certainly its pages must be pretty frayed, and its spine down to bare threads, after a heroic spree over the past three days. The market would certainly have looked rather different without Shadwell, and the many vendors and consignors in Sheikh Hamdan's debt will be ardently hoping that they have sold him the next Battaash (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}). On Monday, Gold...

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Son of Zagora Steps Out at ParisLongchamp

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Thursday's Insights features a son of Breeders' Cup heroine ZAgora (Fr) (Green Tune). 2.25 ParisLongchamp, Debutantes, €27,000, 2yo, f, 9fT RIVER ROCK (IRE) (Fastnet Rock {Aus}) cost 450,000gns at the Tattersalls October Book 1 Sale and debuts in the silks of Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum representing the Henri-Francois...

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Bahrain Trophy Draws 46

A total of 46 entries-led by MGISW Desert Encounter (Ire) (Halling)--have been taken for the inaugural running of the Bahrain International Trophy at Bahrain Racecourse on Nov. 22. The two-time winner of the GI Pattison Canadian International S. races in the colours of Abdulla Al Mansoori for David Simcock. Set to be conducted over 2000 metres on grass, the race drew horses from six different nations: Bahrain (8), Britain (23), UAE (5), Ireland (4), Germany (3) and France (3). For the full list of entries, please click here. "To have...

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Course Switch Implemented for Champions Day

Ascot has confirmed the contingency plan to switch three British Champions Day races from the waterlogged Round course to the inner Flat course. As anticipated following the deluges of the past week, on Saturday the G1 QIPCO British Champion S., G2 Long Distance Cup and G1 Fillies and Mares S. will all therefore take place on the track more regularly used for hurdle races. Conditions on the inner Flat course are described as good to soft, soft in places--whereas on the straight course, which will still be used for two...

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Strong Starts for War Front Sons

Two sons of War Front, Air Force Blue and Hit It A Bomb, have both got off to strong starts with their first yearlings going through the sales ring this year. Air Force Blue had high prices of €250,000 at Goffs Orby and $400,000 at Keeneland September, while Hit It A Bomb had a top price of $140,000 at Keeneland September. The two stallions have had similar paths to success, with European racing serving as the foundation to their careers as Kentucky stallions. Air Force Blue was bred and raised...

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Dubawi Colt Highlights Goffs November Foals

A full-brother to German Group 1 winner Ghaiyyath (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) and a half to Grade I scorer Zhukova (Ire) (Fastnet Rock {Aus}) (lot 745) consigned by The Castlebridge Consignment is one of the highlights of the Goffs November Foal Sale Part 1 catalogue, which was released on Wednesday. A total of 770 foals make up Part 1 of the three-day sale which lasts from Nov. 18-20. The Goffs November Breeding Stock Sale lasts from the 21-22, with the 204-strong Part 2 of the November Foal Sale finishing on Nov....

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American Pharoah’s Arqana May Topper Earns Rising Star Tag at Saint-Cloud

   Ocean Atlantique (American Pharoah) bettered a $275,000 tag at last year's Keeneland September sale when knocked down for a sale-topping €1.1-million at Arqana's May Breeze-Up sale and shaped with promise in his Sept. 18 debut tackling one mile at Saint-Cloud last time. Confronted by eight in his return over the same course and distance Wednesday, the bay went postward with market confidence and returned as a new TDN Rising Star after dominating overmatched rivals in emphatic style. The 7-10 favourite was sharply into stride and seized immediate control. Holding...

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Less Drama, But a Stronger Script

NEWMARKET, UK--Anyone who has hiked in the mountains knows that what really counts is not the altitude of the occasional summit, but the aggregate climb. And that certainly proved the case in the second session of Book 2 at the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale: while it could not match the dramatic twin peaks of the previous day, when the sale record was broken twice over, the market actually proved stronger throughout. The tone was set by the very first animal into the ring, who was valued at less than half...

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Ocean Atlantique the Focus at Saint-Cloud

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Wednesday's Insights features a €1.1 million son of American Pharoah. 12.55 Saint-Cloud, Mdn, €27,000, 2yo, c/g, 8fT OCEAN ATLANTIQUE (American Pharoah) comes back to the track at which he was such a promising second over this trip on debut in September in a race in which Andre Fabre is...

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