Proud of DADDY

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Tourist, a multiple Grade 1-winner in the USA, closed his racing career in 2016 with an impressive victory in the fastest Breeders’ Cup Mile in history. His first foal, born on January 11, has every reason to be proud of her dad.

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Taking horse sales to the next level

australia

Australia Inglis, the oldest thoroughbred auctioneers in Australia, has opened a state-of-the-art sales complex at Warwick Farm in Sydney. Riverside Stables and the adjacent William Inglis Hotel opened their doors to both horses and people in February when hosting the 2018 Classic Yearling sale. The A$140million venue includes more than 800 boxes and an air-conditioned...

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Kitasan Black – signs off in style

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The Japanese fan-favourite Kitasan Black, ridden by jockey Yutaka Take, ended his outstanding career with a victory in the G1 Arima Kinen on December 24. More than 100,000 racegoers gathered trackside at Nakayama Racecourse in Japan to enjoy Kitasan Black’s final racecourse appearance and watch him capture his seventh Grade 1 title. The victory boosted...

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World’s hippest slipper

australia

At Rosehill Gardens in Sydney, Australia on March 24, one very lucky owner will be awarded a trophy with a 24-carat gold-plated slipper as its centrepiece. Since its introduction in 1957, the Golden Slipper Stakes has grown to become the richest and most prestigious race in the world for two-year-old horses, with a total purse...

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Heart to Heart.

A little horse with a big HEART

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The aptly named racehorse Heart to Heart showed that he has got a big heart (and not just on his forehead) when capturing his first Grade 1 victory at Gulfstream Park in Florida, USA, on February 10. The popular racehorse scored his first graded stakes success in 2014 and has since then tallied up another...

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Highland Reel.

Out on a High

ireland

When the globe-trotting Highland Reel crossed the line in front in the G1 Hong Kong Vase on December 10, he brought an end to an extraordinary career that has spanned over four seasons. The victory also made him the top European-trained earner of all time. Owned by Coolmore and trained by the legendary Irishman Aidan...

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Lightning.

Thunder & Lightning strike at Meydan

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Half-siblings Thunder Snow and Winter Lightning starred on the fifth day of the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan in Dubai, UAE. Winter Lightning proved that she is a filly for the future when galloping to victory in the Listed UAE 1,000 Guineas. A couple of hours later, it was her brother Thunder Snow’s...

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Beholder and her new born.

A Prince is Born!

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Beholder, the winner of four Eclipse Awards, eleven Grade 1’s including a trio of Breeders’ Cup races, and more than $6 million in prize money, delivered her first foal on January 23. The outstanding racehorse retired to Spendthrift Farm in Kentucky, USA after her photo-finish victory over Songbird in the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Distaff. The...

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Gun Runner and Hall of Fame-trainer Steve Asmussen.

Dressed for success

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Gun Runner lived up to favouritism in the 2018 Pegasus World Cup Invitational, the world’s richest horse race, on January 27. Despite a difficult draw, the American Horse of The Year pulled clear of his rivals to win the $16 million-dollar event at Gulfstream Park in Florida, USA. His Hall of Fame-trainer Steve Asmussen cheered...

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Edwulf.

The MIRACLE horse

ireland

When Edwulf collapsed at Cheltenham Festival last year, everyone feared the worst and the racecourse veterinarians battled for more than an hour to save his life. Since then, trainer Joseph O’Brien, the son of multiple Irish champion Aidan, has together with the vets worked to nurse Edwulf back to health again. Less than eleven months...

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