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Ortensia could defend Al Quoz crown in 2013

In an interview with The National’s Geoffrey Riddle, trainer Paul Messara suggests Ortensia could be back next season to defend her dazzling win from the Al Quoz Sprint (G1).  Read the full story HERE.

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Zazou leads Anatolia Trophy field

Fifth in the 2012 Dubai World Cup followed by a fourth in the Singapore Airlines International Cup, Zazou stands as the likely favourite in Saturday’s Anatolia Trophy (G2) at Veliefendi Racecourse in Istanbul. Andreas Suborics will ride for trainer Waldemar ...

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Dullahan given long-term Dubai World Cup goal

Just minutes after winning the TVG Pacific Classic (G1) in course-record time, Donegal Racing’s Dullahan was given a definitive long-term goal of the 2013 Dubai World Cup (G1) at Meydan. Lead owner Jerry Crawford identified the race as the most ...

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Ortensia primed for Nunthorpe

The on-again-off-again career aspirations of Ortensia have seemingly helped gloss over the fact that this old girl is having a great season, with wins in the Al Quoz Sprint (G1) and the King George Stakes (G2) at Goodwood.  Now, she ...

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World Cup 3rd Planteur tries to tame Frankel

Third in the 2012 Dubai World Cup, 3.5 lengths behind Monterosso, Planteur will take his turn at Frankel in tomorrow’s Juddmonte International Stakes (G1) at York.  On the surface, the winner of the 2011 Prix Ganay (G1) seems to be ...

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Richard’s Kid sold, gets Dubai World Cup 2013 aim

In an incredibly odd, unexpected sale, Richard’s Kid was sent across the Del Mar stable area from Bob Baffert’s barn to that of suspended trainer Doug O’Neill after a private purchase.  The winner of the 2009 and 2010 Pacific Classic ...

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Jakkalberry a strong favourite in American St. Leger

With a third in the 2012 Dubai Sheema Classic, behind Cirrus Des Aigles and St. Nicholas Abbey, Jakkalberry is a deserving heavy favourite in the inaugural running of the $400,000 American St. Leger (Listed).  The Marco Botti trainee also ran ...

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Wigmore Hall hopes third time the charm in Chicago

Wigmore Hall travels well and never shies from a tussle, but the 5-year-old gelding just hasn’t had his top form in 2012 through six starts.  Saturday, he’ll make his third attempt to win a race at Arlington’s International Festival of ...

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Daddy Long Legs co-third choice in Secretariat

Daddy Long Legs, the winner of the 2012 UAE Derby (G2), was installed as the 6-1, co-third choice on the morning line for Saturday’s Secretariat Stakes (G1) at Arlington Park.  The start will be his third in America in nine ...

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Cityscape second to Excelebration at Deauville

How good would Excelebration be if born in a different generation?  He defeated 2012 Dubai Duty Free winner Cityscape in today’s Prix Jacques le Marois (G1) at Deauville, a race trainer Roger Charlton described as likely his toughest test to ...

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