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Zarkava Sizzles at Longchamp

Zarkava remained undefeated with an emphatic two length victory over Goldikova in the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches (Fr-I) at Longchamp May 11. With the win, the 3-year-old filly set a new stakes record for the classic, completing the eight furlongs in 1:35.2, which surpassed the previous mark of 1:35.7 set by Zalaiyka in 1998 and equaled by Torrestrella in 2004.

Vinnie Roe Seeks Fifth Straight Irish St. Leger Win

Vinnie Roe Seeks Fifth Straight Irish St. Leger Win

Durable Vinnie Roe will take on eight rival in is bid for an impressive fifth straight victory in the Irish Field St. Leger (Ire-I) at the Curragh on Saturday. The Dermot Weld trainee appears primed for yet another defense of this St. Leger title after a pleasing work earlier in the week.

Alamshar Sold to the JRA

Dual group I winner Alamshar, the sole horse to beat recent Arc winner Dalakhani, has been sold to the Japan Racing Association for stallion duty beginning next year.

Turkish Stallion Doyoun Dead

Doyoun, a homebred classic winner for the Aga Khan and sire of two Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) winners, died Dec. 5 of intestinal cancer at the Izmit Central Covering Station near Istanbul

Kalanisi Off to a Good Start at Stud

The Aga Khan's homebred Kalanisi, whose victory in the 2000 Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) in his lone U.S. start resulted in an Eclipse Award, has made a fine start in his new career at his owner's Gilltown Stud in Ireland.

Fair Grounds Racing Report: Tijiyr Posts Upset Victory

Fair Grounds Racing Report: Tijiyr Posts Upset Victory

Big money. Big money. Six-hundred thousand dead presidents were on the line in the nine-furlong Explosive Bid Handicap (gr. IIT) on March 25 and there were plenty of takers. Top grass horses from each corner of the map swarmed into Fair Grounds like moths attracted to a porch light. Five invaders came from the East Coast and six shipped in from California. The biggest name on the marquee was Centennial Farms' King Cugat, a multiple graded stakes winner, who was making his 4-year-old debut. However, trainer Niall O'Callaghan came to bury Caesar, not to praise him, and he did it with Gary Tanaka's Tijiyr. The Irish-bred, under Robby Albarado, put in a determined finish to cap off a ground-saving trip and seal the upset ($21.40) victory.

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