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  • Invincible Spirit  at Irish National Stud

    Two Milestones for Invincible Spirit

    Invincible Spirit passed two significant milestones June 3 when his 3-year-old son Inns of Court won the Prix du Palais-Royal (G3). The colt became both the 100th black-type winner and 50th graded/group winner for sire.

  • Lady Aurelia pulls ahead of Bound for Nowhere at Keeneland

    Ward Contingent Set for Royal Ascot Invasion

    Trainer Wesley Ward sent out 11 workers in five separate groups the morning of June 5 on Keeneland's turf course, headed by European champion Lady Aurelia who is bound for Royal Ascot a second straight year.

  • Brametot (red cap) just gets up to score in the Prix du Jockey Club (French Derby) by a head

    Brametot Pulls Off French Classic Double

    Al Shaqab Racing and Gerard Augustin-Normand's Brametot added his name to the list of horses that won both the French Two Thousand Guineas and the French Derby in the final strides of the 10 1/2-furlong classic June 4.

  • Tower of Texas (inside) wins the 2017 Connaught Cup

    Tower of Texas Closes to Win Connaught Cup

    Thomas Van Meter II and Scott Dilworth's Tower of Texas returned to the winner's circle for the first time in more than 23 months June 3 with the slightest of victories in the $175,000 Connaught Cup (G2T) at Woodbine.

  • Wings of Eagles wins the Investec Derby under Padraig Beggy (pink cap)

    Wings of Eagles Upsets Epsom Derby

    Padraig Beggy made his first ride in the Investec Derby (G1) a winning one aboard 40-1 shot Wings Of Eagles to provide trainer Aidan O'Brien with his sixth victory in the 12-furlong classic.

  • In a downpour, Enable and Frankie Dettori win the Investec Oaks at Epsom

    Enable Coasts to Victory in Epsom Oaks

    Juddmonte Farms-homebred Enable, a filly from the first crop of Galileo's son Nathaniel, won the Investec Oaks (G1) over favorite Rhododendron for trainer John Gosden. 

  • Calgary Cat wins the 2016 Nearctic Stakes at Woodbine.

    Calgary Cat Back in Canada for Connaught Cup

    After excursions to California and New York in his last two starts Stephen, Chesney and Cory Hoffman's Calgary Cat will return to the location of his last victory June 3 in the $175,000 Connaught Cup Stakes (G2T) at Woodbine.

  • Epicharis arrives at Belmont Park after a 24-hour journey from Japan

    Epicharis Arrives at Belmont Park

    Carrot Farm's Japanese-bred multiple stakes winner Epicharis arrived at Belmont Park June 1 ahead of his North American debut in the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (G1) June 10.

  • Lane's End to Sponsor Royal Ascot Coverage on NBC

    Continuing Lane's End's commitment to present the best in racing worldwide, the Versailles, Ky. farm announced today the acquisition of title sponsorship of all Royal Ascot programming on the NBC Sports Network.

  • Rey de Oro wins the 2017 Japanese Derby

    Rey de Oro wins Japanese Derby

    Rey de Oro settled briefly behind a slow pace in the May 28 Tokyo Yushun (G1), or Japanese Derby, moved up when jockey Christophe Lemaire realized action was required and powered through deep stretch to win by three-quarters of a length.

  • New Zealand-bred Werther gets a kiss from jockey Hugh Bowman

    Werther Goes the Distance in Hong Kong

    Werther answered the distance question with authority in the final group 1 event of Hong Kong's season, kicking away from his main rival, Blazing Speed, to win the May 28 Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup by three lengths.

  • Miss Temple City worked with Quidura over the Fair Hill turf

    Miss Temple City Set for Royal Ascot Venture

    For her latest turn on the worktab, trainer Graham Motion gave Miss Temple City a little taste of some race-day atmosphere when he worked her on the turf at Fair Hill Training Center May 27 just prior to the Saturday's slate of steeplechase events.

  • Intello at Haras du Quesnay in France

    First Starter is First Winner for Intello

    Intello, winner of the 2013 Prix du Jockey Club (French Derby, G1) and a freshman sire, got his first winner with his first starter May 25 when his daughter Sonjeu took a maiden race by 2 1/2 lengths at Tarbes Racecourse.

  • Able Friend is a fan favorite in Hong Kong

    Hong Kong Champion Able Friend Retired

    Hong Kong champion Able Friend has been retired from racing. He will parade in front of his fans after the third race on the May 28 card at Sha Tin during a farewell ceremony to honor his outstanding career.

  • Epicharis gallops on the track at Meydon ahead of the UAE Derby

    Epicharis Begins Journey to Belmont Park

    Carrot Farm's UAE Derby Sponsored by the Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group (G2) runner-up Epicharis is one step closer to his bid in the Belmont Stakes (G1) June 10, as he emerged from a May 24 breeze in good order and entered isolation in Japan.

  • Lady Aurelia after winning the 2016 Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot

    Lady Aurelia Continues Royal Ascot Preparations

    European champion Lady Aurelia, based at Keeneland with trainer Wesley Ward, worked five furlongs in 1:02 3/5 on a firm turf course the morning of May 23 at the Lexington oval as she continues training toward a start in the June 20 King's Stand (G1).

  • Bated Breath at Banstead Manor Stud in England

    A Trio of Sire Firsts

    Freshman sires Espoir City and Lethal Force get their first winners, while second-crop sire Bated Breath gets his first black-type stakes winner.

  • Grizzel wins Woodbine's Selene Stakes in her fourth North American start

    Grizzel Edges Enstone in Selene Stakes

    In her fourth start in North America, Merriebelle Stable and Anna Doyle's Grizzel earned her first graded stakes victory when she edged favorite Enstone in the final furlong of the $125,000 Selene Stakes (G3). 

  • La Coronel runs down stablemate Dream Dancing to win the Edgewood

    La Coronel Prepares for Royal Ascot Run

    Trainer Mark Casse looks to invade and score at Royal Ascot again this year with John Oxley's multiple graded stakes winner La Coronel in the one-mile Coronation Stakes (G1). 

  • Soul Stirring wins the Japanese Oaks

    Soul Stirring Frankel's First Classic Winner

    Soul Stirring solidified her place among the top fillies in Japan after taking the grade 1 Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks) for 3-year-old fillies May 21 at Hanshin Race Course while also giving her sire his first classic winner.

  • Ribchester opens up to win the Lockinge by 3 3/4 lengths May 20 at Newbury

    Ribchester Bests Galileo Gold in Lockinge

    Godolphin's 4-year-old mile specialist Ribchester returned to the home base of trainer Richard Fahey, who unleashed the son of Iffraaj for his European campaign in the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes (G1) at Newbury May 20.