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Anabaa colt takes French classic

Anabaa colt takes French classic

| August 18, 2013

STYLE VENDOME gave his sire Anabaa Group One success with a narrow victory in the Poule D’Essai Des Poulains (1m) at Longchamp. Style Vendome, trained by Nicholas Clement and ridden by Thierry Thulliez, continued his ascent towards the top of the mile division in France with victory in the 3YO Classic. In a typically close […]

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Sensational Sequalo

Sensational Sequalo

| August 18, 2013

Saturday is the main day as far as racing is concerned at the latest one was a beauty for the always in-form Sequalo who was represented by five winners on five different tracks! Headlining his great day was the in-form Seeking More who recorded a determined victory over 1110m at Doomben – his second gutsy […]

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All Too Hard standing at Vinery

All Too Hard standing at Vinery

| August 18, 2013

After consultation with the colt’s shareholders and his trainers Michael, Wayne and John Hawkes, it was decided that All Too Hard had nothing left to prove, he had beaten the best, over the ideal distances and against all ages. All Too Hard retires after winning three consecutive Weight For Age, Group 1 races for his […]

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Pierro hits the right note

Pierro hits the right note

| August 18, 2013

PIERRO’S world class athletic excellence on the Australian racecourses, a 14 start career over 19 months that added up to 11 wins, five Group1s and over $4.5million, suggests what happened before in his breeding is of little consequence, but the history is so rich, that it embellishes further his potential to be a giant among […]

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Lucky Nine denies Aussie glory

Lucky Nine denies Aussie glory

| August 18, 2013

Hong Kong’s Lucky Nine 4-1 (Brett Prebble) won the International Sprint with a commanding performance under the floodlights at Kranji. Australian 11-4 favourite Bel Sprinter, who was third behind Black Caviar on her final start, came roaring home from a nightmare draw but catching Lucky Nine was a forlorn hope. Super Easy, 4-1, finished third. […]

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Oxbow upsets Orb in Preakness

Oxbow upsets Orb in Preakness

| August 18, 2013

Instead of a Triple Crown, fans of thoroughbred racing had to settle for an old-timer’s game at the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes Saturday afternoon. D. Wayne Lukas, one of the sport’s all-time great trainers, and jockey Gary Stevens, one of its best-ever jockeys, combined to stun 117,203 fans, the fourth largest crowd in […]

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SA Derby winner’s blueblood ancestry

SA Derby winner’s blueblood ancestry

| August 18, 2013

ESCADO, the Casino Prince gelding who at Morphettville on May 4 annexed the Group One South Australian Derby (2500m), joins a long list of top level winners descending from Frizette, a1905 American bred mare who carried the stigma of being a half-bred and whose descendants were initially excluded from the bible of world breeding, the […]

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Barrier draws in Singapore features

Barrier draws in Singapore features

| August 18, 2013

Reactions from connections after yesterday’s barrier draws for key events at Kranji racecourse, Singapore, on Sunday. SINGAPORE AIRLINES INTERNATIONAL CUP DAN EXCEL (HK) and MILITARY ATTACK (HK) – Barriers No 1 & 4 “We have two horses coming here that are coming out of winning Group 1 races back home so they have to be […]

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Black Caviar retires undefeated

Black Caviar retires undefeated

| August 18, 2013

Champion racehorse Black Caviar has been retired undefeated and undisputed as champion of the Australian turf. She made it 25 victories in a row winning the TJ Smith at Randwick on Saturday, bringing up an Australian record 15th group 1 win. Trainer Peter Moody and the owners met on Tuesday. Moody said he tabled blood […]

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Bel Sprinter ready to fly

Bel Sprinter ready to fly

| August 18, 2013

Australian speedster Bel Sprinter carries the hopes of a nation as he lines up in Sunday’s Group One KrisFlyer International Sprint in Singapore. Bel Sprinter, the only Australian-trained horse in the KrisFlyer, came up with gate 10 in a field of 11 at Thursday’s barrier draw for the 1200m feature at Kranji, but given the gelding’s history […]

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