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Stradivarius stuns Big Orange to win Goodwood Cup Stradivarius looks to be a strong contender in the current scene for John Gosden after stunning Big Orange to take the Qatar Goodwood Cup home. Frankie Dettori on his Ascot Gold Cup winner mount Big Orange looked to peg down their third successive victory as they tried their usual front-running techniques. But Gosden on Stradivarius stayed on firmly by taking benefits of the weight-for-age allowance. The 13-pound weight difference between the two of them proved decisive in the final furlong as Stradivarius…

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Abel Tasman set to chase down her own record One of the most in demand racers right now is Abel Tasman. With three wins in her first eight starts, this filly has surely set the bar very high. Abel is set to make her ninth start at Saratoga this weekend. The daughter of Quality Road is the firm favourite at the Grade 1 Coaching Club American Oaks. Abel Tasman was a Grade one winner when she was taken to the stable of Bob Baffert from trainer Simon Callaghan. Abel Tasman…

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Songbird soars in Delaware The daughter of Medaglia d’Oro has been in phenomenal form winning 11 out of the 12 races. Owned by Fox Hill Farm, this race horse is a favorite to win at Delaware. Songbird has an inane one length win at Belmont Park in the Grade one Ogden Phipps. Rick Porter, the owner of Fox Hill Farm, has tasted defeat before in 2011, when his horse, Blind Luck lost by a whisker Havre de Grace. Songbird’s trainer Jerry Hollendorfer has full confidence in his horse. Songbird and…

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Hit the Bid could face Marsha in the Sapphire Stakes at Curragh Darren Bunyan, the trainer of Hit the Bid could go head on with star Marsha at the Curragh on the 15th of July. Sir Mark Prescott is contemplating the second group heats with his Prix de l’ Abbaye winner. This three-year-old sprinter finished second in the Rockingham Handicap at the Curragh under top weight. While he has registered into various events, he will not be running frequently as Bunyan does not want to overdo the three-year-old. He also…

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Royal Ascot 2017 results a success for Ward Wesley Ward had a productive season and the 2017 Royal Ascot results speak volumes about it. Lady Aurelia winner of King’s Stand and Con Te Partiro, winner of Sandringham have been closely monitored by trainer Ward. The 3-year old fillies are due to arrive in Chicago and then they will complete a 42-hour quarantine at Arlington Park. However, it was the prodigal Lady Aurelia who stole the show with another impressive victory. Alongside jockey John Velazquez, Aurelia scored a 3-length win edging…

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Royal Ascot plan finalised by Aidan O’Brien We all are aware that Aidan O’Brien has a huge army of juveniles under his belt, but it was a secret as to whom will he select for Royal Ascot. Aidan is an eight-time Coventry Stakes winner, more times than any other in the history of the game. Recently the Ballydoyle winner revealed his plans for the Royal Ascot. Aidan has planned to run the Scat Daddy colt Murillo along with easy Dundalk scorer Declaration of Peace for the race on Tuesday. Dual…

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Churchill acquires Guineas double at the Curragh It was all too easy for Churchill in the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh as he completed a Classic double with a comfortable victory. Churchill’s stable companions Lancaster Bomber and Spirit of Valor helped him with a nice lead in the race, but it was Godolphin’s Thunder Snow who did his best to make a race out of it, but Churchill was too good to see him off by two and a half lengths under Ryan Moore. Moore was nothing but…

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Ruby Walsh all praises for the retiring Annie Power Rich Ricci owned the Willie Mullins-trained mare. After not being able to make it to the track last season, Annie Power was retired in foal to Camelot. Ruby Walsh is just glad that Annie is returning to the breeding shed unharmed. Annie won a Grade One as a Novice and the following year, she beat Zarkandar at Ascot and wasn’t beaten until her 11th run. She was beaten only two times in her career but other than that it was a…

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Thistlecrack Out Of The Cheltenham Festival

Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite Thistlecrack has joined the lengthening list of absentee from the 2017 festival. Thistlecrack was the 2/1 favourite for this year’s feature race, but late on Monday night trainer Colin Tizzard discovered some heat  in one of Thistlecrack’s legs. The star chaser was sent for a scan on Tuesday morning, and vets confirmed the worsted on Tuesday afternoon when Thistlecrack was ruled out for the rest of the season with a small tear in a tendon. Tizzard confirmed that his star steeplechaser, was also a doubt to…

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Al Ferof Retires

Group 1 winner Al Ferof has been forced to retire due to a tendon injury. Al Ferof is now 11 and trainer Dan Skelton made the tough decision to draw the curtain down on the popular grey. Al Ferof’s crowning moment was in 2011, when he won the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle for then trainer Paul Nicholls. That day he beat the magnificent Sprinter Sacre and Cue Card, in one of the greatest Supreme Novices’ ever watched. Al Ferof was also third in the King George on three occasions, but never…

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