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Latest Horse Racing News (Week 1 October 2018)

Dominating Complexity in the Champagne Stakes Complexity, trained by Chad Brown, seemed to a definite winner in Saturday’s Grade 1 Champagne Stakes worth $500,000. The potential star went wire to wire and in the process maintained an astounding lead throughout the track scoring a maiden victory at the tracks of Saratoga. The offspring of Maclean’s Music definitely looked like an unchallenged competitor with jockey Jose Ortiz on its back, posing a lead of three full lengths off the turn after galloping the first half mile in only 45.31. Code of…

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Laytown Races and everything about it

  Irish Stew and Whiskey may be the two mainstays of Ireland’s history, but one would be foolish enough to forget horseracing and its role in Irish culture. The recent depression in popularity may have plagued other European countries, but Ireland never gave up on their good old chap. Traditions and races are still being followed, and one such tradition cum race is the Laytown Race. Europe’s only beach horseracing event, and although it takes only a few hours, its yearly editions are a huge hit among the natives and…

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Tales of bizarre events across the horseracing community

  The bizarre luck of Chris Meehan Some people have bad lucks, some even experience worst lucks in their lives and then there is the case of Chris Meehan. The jockey experienced the most unusual of accidents on 19th of July, 2016. Taking part in a hurdle event in Merano in Italy, Chris Meehan accidentally fell off his saddle. The fall was a bad one, as, Meehan’s face connected with the horse’s hoof which led to breaking of his nose and jaw. The 22-year-old jockey was knocked unconscious after the…

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Ireland and their love for horseracing

Horseracing is more than a source of entertainment and money to any Irish, and it is embedded deep inside Irish history. The tradition is age old and has been part of Irish culture since the dawn of time. Known for their stamina and acceleration, Irish horses can make any of their counterpart sweat in any competition. History books suggest horseracing to be a part of Ireland since turn of 100 AD, and many coherent records vouch for it. Much like sports in Rome, where spectators would encompass the whole stadium…

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Pegasus World Cup from the eyes of major trainers

  Major trainers are looking to horns with each other as the Pegasus World Cup nears. Many of them are yet to decide on their prized assets, but their intention remains clear. Bob Baffert is yet to select his trump, and one can expect him to show his hands by the next month. Bob has the luxury to bring any one or two to saddle in the World Cup Invitational and World Cup Turf. Todd Pletcher has fixed his eyes on Audible, who brought him success in Florida Derby(G1) and…

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Latest Horse Racing News (Week 1 September 2018)

Take Cover to choose from three options for next appearance After winning the Beverly Bullet for the second consecutive year, Take Cover now has 3 prospective races to choose from for his next race. The 11-year-old is a part of the Flying Five, which recently got upgraded from Group Two to the top level and hence, Take Cover could attempt a Group One victory at the Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes that is to take place at Curragh on September 15th. The other two races that connections are considering are…

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Latest Horse Racing News (Week 4 August 2018)

Safety concerns cut short Chepstow racing Races at Chepstow were ceased on Monday, owing to concerns about the surface. The decision was announced following an inspection of the ground that was carried out after only the second of the scheduled eight races of the day. Executive director Phil Bell declared that the race meeting had to be discontinued due to the appearance of some false patches of ground on the course. The problem initially surfaced during the first race that took place over six furlongs. Considering remedial work to be…

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Latest Horse Racing News (Week 3 August 2018)

Travers 2018: Irad Ortiz Jr. to ride on Wonder Gadot The filly Wonder Gadot has been assigned Irad Ortiz Jr. as the jockey in her third consecutive start in Travers against the boys. Hofburg, previously rode on by Irad Ortiz Jr. being announced out of the competition due to fever on Sunday, the jockey became available for the only filly in the male dominated race. Wonder Gadot’s regular jockey, John Velazquez, would now mount on Vino Rosso in the Travers. Winning the first two legs of the Canadian Triple Crown,…

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Latest Horse Racing News (Week 2 August 2018)

Winx to go for record fourth Cox Plate in Saturday’s Winx Stakes The return of the two times champion mare in Saturday’s Group1 of the Winx Stakes has produced enormous excitement in the world of horseracing.  Being away for four months, it was reported that Winx had a gallop on Monday morning at Rosehill preparing for the upcoming race and has been listed in the current 13 nominations. The Warwick Stakes which was run as a group 2 at Australia’s Randwick racecourse has been renamed Winx Stakes in the honor…

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Latest Horse Racing News (Week 1 August 2018)

Gifted Master wins Steward’s Cup 20-1 shot, Gifted Master beat Justanotherbottle in a dramatic finish to win the Steward’s Cup at Glorious Goodwood. Ridden by jockey Jason Watson, Gifted Master was seen trailing in the last stages, but he edged ahead just in time on the line to finish first. The 9-1 shot Growl finished in third position while pre-race favourite 9-2 Foxtrot Lady came sixth. Trainer Hugo Palmer described Gifted Master to be the star of his team and as a horse with “real class”. “It was a hell…

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