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Ozzie Kheir Buys Breeders' Cup Winner And Cox Plate Contender Victoria Road

Last year's GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf hero Victoria Road (Ire) (Saxon Warrior {Jpn}) will contest the A$5-million G1 Cox Plate in the colours of Ozzie Kheir next month, reported on Friday. Bred by Trevor Stewart and trained by Aidan O'Brien for Westerberg, Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith, the colt is currently traveling to Australia where he will spend his two-week quarantine in Melbourne. O'Brien will continue training the son of G3 Abernant S. and G3 Charge Sprint S. victress Tickled Pink (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire})...

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Group Winner Stone Age To Race Under Lease For HH The Amir Trophy

Group winner Stone Age (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) has been leased to Jassim Mohamed J D Al-Darwish for his run in Saturday's His Highness The Amir Trophy in Qatar. A winner of the G3 Derby Trial at Leopardstown at three for a Coolmore partnership and Aidan O'Brien, the 4-year-old has placed three times at the highest level, including the G1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud at two, and the GI Belmont Derby Invitational S. and GI Breeders' Cup Turf last year. He enters the 2400-metre event on the back of a fifth-place effort...

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Classic Heroine Fancy Blue Retired With Tendon Injury

Classic heroine Fancy Blue (Ire) (Deep Impact {Jpn}-Chenchikova {Ire}, by Sadler's Wells) has been retired, according to a tweet from Paul Smith, son of co-owner Derrick Smith. Bred by Coolmore, the bay raced for a Coolmore partnership. "Fancy Blue retires," Derrick's son Paul Smith tweeted of the 3-year-old who sustained a tendon injury in training. "Thank you to Donnacha O'Brien and all connected with her." A winner of a Naas maiden last September and of the Listed Staffordstown Stud S. a month later for Aidan O'Brien at two, Fancy Blue...

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