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Iliad Retired

Kaleem Shah’s Iliad (Ghostzapper–Little Swoon, by You and I) has been retired from racing after suffering an ankle injury during a workout last week. “He had us dreaming for a while,” Shah said of the handsome bay who put himself on the GI Kentucky Derby trail with a win in the GII San Vicente S. [...]

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Bode Miller Hopes to Revolutionize Training

Bode Miller, the gold-medal winning Olympic ski racer, wants to be a horse trainer. Just not a conventional one. With his skiing career all but over, Miller is already laying the foundation for his next vocation, training Thoroughbreds. Though only an owner at this point, he has already purchased his own barn at the Fair [...]

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McCraken on Derby Work Tab

Whitham Thoroughbreds’ McCraken (Ghostzapper) tuned up for Saturday’s GI Kentucky Derby with a five-furlong work in 1:00.80 at Churchill Downs Sunday. Working on his own, McCraken produced fractions of :13, :25.20, :36.80, :48.60 and 1:00.80 with a six-furlong gallop out in 1:13.40, seven-eighths in 1:27.20 and the mile in 1:41.80. The five-eighths time was the [...]

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More Than Ready’s Eagle Way Stays Best in Queen Mother Mem’l Cup

Eagle Way provided trainer John Moore with a landmark Group 1 win as an owner in the 2016 Queensland Derby a little less than a year ago, and the chestnut was imported to embark on a Hong Kong Derby campaign as one of a gaggle of top prospects for the yard. Though he couldn’t quite [...]

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Observations: May 1, 2017

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. Today’s Observations features a full-sister to the group-winning Roly Poly (War Front). 2.45 Naas, [...]

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Sunday’s Trackside Kentucky Derby Report

LOUISVILLE, Ky – McCraken (Ghostzapper) was the undisputed headliner during Sunday’s exclusive 15-minute training period (8:30-8:45 a.m) reserved for GI Kentucky Derby/Oaks contenders at Churchill Downs. The popular Whitham homebred–already a perfect three-for-three beneath the Twin Spires as a juvenile–hugged the rail beautifully as he turned for home and glided down the stretch through another [...]

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Another Moreira Masterpiece in QE II

Jockey Joao Moreira needs no introduction. Having cut his teeth in his native Brazil, the 32-year-old, affectionately referred to as ‘Magic Man,’ took Singapore by storm during his time there and has rewritten the record books since arriving in Hong Kong a few seasons ago. In his short time in the region, he has won [...]

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Resuming Conflict

Some of Germany’s prime G1 Deutsches Derby contenders are on show at Munich on Monday, with the G3 Bavarian Classic on trainer Andreas Wohler’s agenda as he seeks an overall sixth and third consecutive renewal. Qatar Racing’s Warring States (Jpn) (Victoire Pisa {Jpn}) appears to be the pick of his trio despite finishing only 10th [...]

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Minding Back In The Mooresbridge

Seven Group 1 successes and two Classics may just be the tip of the iceberg as last year’s Cartier Horse of the Year Minding (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) makes her comeback in the G2 Camelot Irish EBF Mooresbridge S. at Naas on Monday. Derrick Smith’s G1 1000 Guineas and G1 Epsom Oaks heroine, who also won [...]

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Back In Bloom

Monday’s G2 Prix du Muguet at Saint-Cloud, the traditional race of the country’s Fête du Muguet, features the return of one of last year’s leading fillies in Usherette (Ire) (Shamardal). This day last year, Godolphin’s homebred was winning the G3 Dahlia S. over nine furlongs on Newmarket’s Rowley Mile course prior to annexing the G2 [...]

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