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Blue Diamond Team Hoping For A Knight To Remember

Given adequate financial backing, the pursuit of breeding the best to the best should be easy. But for every occasion that this has been a roaring success, there have been so many more examples of well-bred failures. After all, the second part of the saying requires one simply to hope for the best, and with [...]

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Gold Cup Double On The Cards For Vazirabad

Having had four months away from the track since his victory in the G1 Prix Royal Oak, Vazirabad (Fr) (Manduro {Ger}) had a decent prep run in second behind Beautiful Romance (GB) (New Approach {Ire}) in the G3 Nad Al Sheba Trophy and is now a warm favourite to repeat his 2016 G2 Dubai Gold [...]

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Zarak Out To Live Up To Illustrious Breeding

Previously known as the Dubai Duty Free, the G1 Dubai Turf boasts an international roll of honour which includes Solow (GB), Just A Way (JPN), Elvstroem (Aus), Paolini (Ger) and Ipi Tombe (Zim), and this year’s renewal features a similarly global cast with runners from Ireland, France, Britain, Japan, Dubai and Singapore. The race has [...]

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Two Graded Stakes Highlight Brief Los Al Summer Meet

Los Alamitos Racecourse will hold its eight-day summer Thoroughbred Festival starting Thursday, July 6 and concluding Sunday, July 16. A pair of graded stakes highlight the meet: the July 8 $200,000 GIII Los Alamitos Derby, which was contested last season in September; and the $150,000 GII Great Lady M. S., for female sprinters and won [...]

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El Areeb Breezes at Laurel; Wood Still Target

‘TDN Rising Star’ El Areeb (Exchange Rate), a disappointing third at 2-5 in Aqueduct’s GIII Gotham S. Mar. 4, breezed Thursday at Laurel, covering four panels in :49.40 (7/14). The work came in company with stakes-winning 4-year-old stablemates Winter (Awesome Again) and Vorticity (Distorted Humor), who were each credited with :50 flat drills. The M [...]

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McKenna Not a Bad ‘Judge’ of Horseflesh

Tom McKenna reckons that he’s been in the horse business “for a lifetime.” The affable 81-year-old may well have finally landed his horse of a lifetime In the form of Conquest Mo Money (Uncle Mo), who will start the 9-2 second choice in Sunday’s $800,000 GIII Sunland Derby. McKenna and his wife of 35 years, [...]

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Mar. 24 Insights

Insights on the American Racing Scene, brought to you by Alex Nichols Agency, turns the spotlight on the best U.S. races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses, other horses of note returning to action and/or notable results from sales pavilions around the world. Friday’s Insights features Reydell (Creative Cause) at Fair Grounds and a quartet [...]

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American Favorites Loom Large in Dubai

If the 2017 G1 Dubai World Cup card were a stagy Olympics-style event, with medal counts determining bragging rights, Team America would enter the opening ceremonies arena with no small amount of swagger. In three of the eight Thoroughbred events, the United States holds a significant advantage with a logical favorite, if not a dominant [...]

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Tatts Top Lot Headed To Australia

Three-year-old filly Lost Diamond (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) is headed to Australia after being purchased by agent Johnny McKeever for £70,000 at Thursday’s Tattersalls Ireland Ascot March Sale. The unraced filly is out of the Group 2-placed Lurina (Ire) (Lure), and a half-sister to G2 Great Voltigeur S. winner Centennial (Ire) (Dalakhani {Ire}) and Listed Salsabil [...]

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She Will Reign To Run In Everest

Last weekend’s G1 Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign (Aus) (Manhattan Rain {Aus}) is the first horse confirmed for the inaugural running of the A$10-million The Everest on Oct. 14. Owner Darby Racing confirmed on Twitter on Thursday that it has purchased a starting spot from Yu Long Investments in a deal brokered by Inglis. [...]

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