GI Breeders' Cup Turf

Chrono Genesis Defends Takarazuka Kinen Title

Chrono Genesis (Jpn) (Bago {Fr}) justified 4-5 favouritism and took her second consecutive G1 Takarazuka Kinen title at Hanshin on Sunday. The 2200-metre contest is a "Win and You're In" for the GI Breeders' Cup Turf at Del Mar in November, as well as the Oct. 23 G1 Cox Plate at Moonee Valley Down Under. Unicorn Lion (Ire) (No Nay Never) led the charge into the first turn while shadowed by Lei Papale (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) and Chrono Genesis sat third a few lengths back. A touch keen, pilot...

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BC Winner Tarnawa to Return at Five

The G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe is the long-term goal for His Highness The Aga Khan's Tarnawa (Ire) (Shamardal). The GI Breeders' Cup Turf heroine was undefeated in four starts as a 4-year-old, and, in a rare move, will remain in training at five. She opened her season with a win in the G3 Give Thanks S. at Cork in August, before taking the G1 Qatar Prix Vermeille in September and the G1 Prix de l'Opera on Arc Day last month. She made a stunning late run to...

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Christophe Soumillon Tests Positive for COVID-19, Will Not Ride in BC

French-based jockey Christophe Soumillon has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been stood down from his rides on Tarnawa (Ire) (Shamardal) and Order of Australia (Ire) (Australia {GB}) in Saturday's GI Breeders' Cup Turf and GI Breeders' Cup Mile, respectively. Colin Keane will take the ride on Tarnawa, and Pierre-Charles Boudot has been named on Order Of Australia. Soumillon was tested for coronavirus on Wednesday at Keeneland and upon receipt of the positive result on Thursday, another test was performed which also came back positive. Soumillon is now in isolation...

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Illness Claims Champion Conduit at 15

American and English champion Conduit (Ire) (Dalakhani {Ire}-Well Head {Ire}, by Sadler's Wells) passed away last week after a short illness at Tullyraine House Stud, Racing Post reported on Wednesday. The Ballymacoll Stud homebred was 15. "Three weeks ago he was bouncing and his usual self, but within a short space of time it became apparent he had suffered a very acute brain injury, " Hugh Suffern, principal of Tullyraine House Stud, told Racing Post. "He fought very hard for around three weeks, but eventually he succumbed in the middle...

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