Anthony and Sam Freedman

Adelaide River, Changingoftheguard to Campaign in Australia for Lloyd Williams

Three-time Group 1-placed Adelaide River (Ire) (Australia {GB}) and multiple Group winner Changingoftheguard (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) will make Australian debuts for seven-time Melbourne Cup-winning owner Lloyd Williams in Brisbane with a long-term goal of targeting the 164th G1 Melbourne Cup. The former, runner-up to the globetrotting multiple Group and Grade I winner Auguste Rodin (Ire) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) in the G1 Irish Derby, was last seen in September winning the G3 Paddy Power Kilternan S. He will now be trained by Kris Lees and was in the nominations for Saturday's...

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Listed Winner Royal Champion Bound For Australia

Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum's multiple listed winner Royal Champion (Ire) (Shamardal) will continue his career in Australia, according to published reports. Successful in the Listed Wolferton S. last June, the homebred was third in the G2 York S. a month later and was runner-up in the GI Canadian International S. most recently in October. "He was very impressive ... if he brings that sort of form out here--he's very lightly raced as well for an older horse, he's been well looked after and well managed--he should hopefully have a...

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Without A Fight Lands the Melbourne Cup-Caulfield Cup Double

On a sunny Tuesday, 84,492 patrons were on hand to witness the Anthony and Sam Freedman-trained Without A Fight (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}) win the 163rd G1 Melbourne Cup. There were so many layers to the victory of Without A Fight. The 7-year-old gelding has arguably been in career best form, winning the G1 Caulfield Cup S. last start and joined a rare collection of Thoroughbreds to claim both Cup races in the same season--the latest being the great mare Ethereal (NZ) (Rhythm). The victory also served as back-to-back victories for...

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Multiple Group 1 Winner Artorius Targets Platinum Jubilee Before Stud Duty

Multiple Group 1 winner Artorius (Aus) (Flying Artie {Aus}) is pointing to the G1 Platinum Jubilee S. at Royal Ascot in June, trainers Anthony and Sam Freedman announced on Wednesday. "Following another fantastic performance in the G1 George Ryder S., Artorius has run his last race in Australia," the Freedmans said in a statement. "However, he will head back to Royal Ascot to contest the G1 Platinum Jubilee S. on Saturday, June 24 before returning to Australia to retire at Newgate Stud. "We are proud of his return to Australia...

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Artorius Warms Up For July Cup With Racecourse Gallop

NEWMARKET, UK--Not since Agnes World (Danzig) in 2000 has the G1 Darley July Cup gone to a horse trained outside Europe. There has been a number of Australian challengers during that time, with Choisir (Aus) (Danehill Dancer {Ire}) going closest when finishing second to Oasis Dream (GB) (Green Desert) in 2003.  The next to sample the unique undulations of Newmarket's July Course will be the Anthony and Sam Freedman-trained Artorius (Aus) (Flying Artie {Aus}), who was given a preview of the track when working four furlongs (800m) with big-race partner...

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