Breeders' Cup F/M Turf

Tuesday Gives Connections Third BC Win in F/M Turf

LEXINGTON, KY -- There are few partnerships that have been as productive or have been firing more live ammunition during the Breeders' Cup thus far than the Coolmore group, Aidan O'Brien and jockey Ryan Moore. Following a pair of championship victories Friday, the triumvirate came right back on Breeders' Cup Saturday to annex the GI Maker's Mark Filly & Mare Turf with the impeccably bred Tuesday (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), who closed with a flourish to best dual Grade I winner In Italian (Dubawi {Ire}). The victory is the first in...

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Not Her First 'Rodeo'

For the second year in a row, Going To Vegas (Goldencents) led past every pole and proved an easy winner of the GI Rodeo Drive S. at Santa Anita, punching her ticket to the GI Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf in Lexington four weeks down the road. Kentucky raider Family Way (Uncle Mo), narrowly second in the wagering ahead of Going To Vegas, ran on late to complete the exacta, while longshot Bellamore (Empire Maker) spiced up the exotics in third. Fluffy Socks (Slumber {GB}), the 3-2 chalk, could...

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Japan's Loves Only You is 2021's Top Female Turf Horse

Globetrotting Loves Only You (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) became the first-ever Japanese-trained Breeders' Cup winner when she took the GI Maker's Mark Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf in November, and snagged the Eclipse Award for champion turf female Thursday. The Yoshito Yahagi trainee finished off her 5-year-old season with a win in the G1 Longines Hong Kong Cup in December. 

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Loves Only You Gets Japan Its Breeders' Cup Win

Over the last quarter-century, horses based in Japan have increasingly made their presence felt on the international stage, winning top races on the European continent, the Middle East, Hong Kong and places as far afield as Australia. Though clearly possessed of the horseflesh to make an impression--no matter the port of call--the Breeders' Cup had eluded the island nation, but history was made Saturday at Del Mar when the well-traveled Loves Only You (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) sliced her way between rivals in the dying strides to salute in the...

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