Regally bred Romantica broke through at the group I level in France Aug. 18 when she captured the Darley Prix Jean Romanet at Deauville.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Galikova (FR)||HEAD Freddy||
|Izzi Top (GB)||GOSDEN JOHN||
|Snow Fairy (IRE)||DUNLOP ED||
Cristina Patino's Snow Fairy, a 6-year-old daughter of Intikhab who won six group I races in four different countries, has been retired.
Lady Chryss O'Reilly, who operates Castlemartin Stud, was inducted into the Irish Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Hall of Fame during the organization's awards ceremony Jan. 26.
English and Irish multiple champion Snow Fairy has tested positive for anti-inflammatory medication and as a result was disqualified from her victory in the Aug. 19 Darley Prix Jean Romanet (Fr-I) at Deauville.
The Aga Khan's Ridasiyna rallied from well off the pace to collar Izzi Top in the final 200 meters and score a clear win in the Qatar Prix de l'Opera (Fr-I) Oct. 7 at Longchamp.
Three weeks after missing out on a rare English Triple Crown, Camelot will look to make amends in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) Oct. 7 with a new rider, Frankie Dettori.
Lady Rothschild and Newsells Park Stud's Nathaniel, one of England's top runners, will miss the Oct. 7 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) due to a fever.
Top European mare Snow Fairy will miss the rest of the 2012 racing season due to heat in a foreleg, The Racing Post reported Sept. 29.
Shareta took command two furlongs from the wire and cruised to a sharp two-length victory in the Qatar Prix Vermeille (Fr-I) at Longchamp Sept. 16.
Snow Fairy turned in yet another superb performance as she put away Nathaniel in the final furlong to win the $969,000 Red Mills Irish Champion Stakes (Ire-I) at Leopardstown Sept. 8.
Champion Snow Fairy made her return to the races a successful one with a tenacious three-quarter length victory over Izzi Top in the Darley Prix Jean Romanet (Fr-I) at Deauville Aug. 19.
Andre Fabre's Meandre sprang a mild upset when he cruised to an impressive 1 1/4-length victory in the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (Fr-I) at Saint-Cloud June 24.
French raider Cirrus des Aigles edged So You Think in the final strides to claim victory in the $2,028,000 QIPCO Champion Stakes (Eng-I) at Ascot Oct. 15.
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Danedream stormed down the center of the course and drew off to easily win the $5,437,800 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) at Longchamp Oct. 2.
Australian superstar So You Think and defending champion Workforce appear set to clash once again as a field of 16 runners were declared for the $5,437,800 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) Oct. 2.
Six other group I races besides the l'Arc de Triomphe are scheduled on the Longchamp undercard. Multiple champion Goldikova is expected to start in the Prix de la Foret.
Galikova stepped out from big sister Goldikova's shadow with an impressive victory in the $477,631 Qatar Prix Vermeille (Fr-I) at Longchamp Sept. 11.
The Aidan O'Brien-trained So You Think beats five rivals going 10 furlongs at Leopardstown in the Red Mills Irish Champion Stakes Ire-I).
Immortal Verse once again displayed her sparkling turn of foot as she charged past Goldikova in the closing stages to win the $854,658 Prix Haras de Fresnay-Le-Buffard Jacques Le Marois (Fr-I) at Deauville Aug. 15.
Midday took command two furlongs from the wire and easily held off Snow Fairy July 30 to win the $302,671 Markel Insurance Nassau Stakes (Eng-I) for the third consecutive time at Glorious Goodwood.
So You Think wore down Workforce in the final yards to capture the $641,760 Coral-Eclipse Stakes (Eng-I) by a half-length at Sandown Park July 2.
Misty For Me grabbed the lead from the start and never looked back, drawing off in the final furlong to win the $284,558 Stobart Ireland Pretty Polly Stakes (Ire-I) at the Curragh by six lengths over Midday June 25.
Golden Lilac withstood the late charge of Galikova to capture the Prix de Diane-Longines (Fr-I) at Chantilly June 12.
Snow Fairy cemented her status as the finest 3-year-old filly in the world when she rallied from far back to nab Irian in the final 50 yards to win the HK$20 million Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup (HK-I) at Sha Tin Dec. 12.
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