Keyword: Ballydoyle

  • Minding and Ryan Moore after their win in the 2016 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot

    Cartier Horse of the Year Minding Retired

    Winner of the Camelot Irish E.B.F. Mooresbridge Stakes (G2) at Naas May 1, Minding suffered an injury that forced her to miss a great part of the racing year as she prepared for a May 26 tilt in the Tattersalls Gold Cup (G1).

  • Hydrangea holds off her challengers in the One Thousand Guineas Trial

    Hydrangea Takes One Thousand Guineas Trial

    The offspring of Galileo belonging to the Coolmore/Ballydoyle connections finished on top April 8 Ballylinch Stud One Thousand Guineas and the Leopardstown Two Thousand Guineas Trial at Leopardstown.

  • Minding wins at Newmarket

    Minding to Go for Sixth GI Win in Nassau

    Dual English classic winner Minding headlines 10 confirmations for the £600,000 Qatar Nassau Stakes (Eng-I), Europe's most valuable race for fillies and mares, July 30, the final day of the Qatar Goodwood Festival.

  • Dave Litfin - Litfin At Large

    Litfin at Large: Stars and Stripes Festival

    The Stars and Stripes Festival, part of the July 9 Belmont Park card, features two grade I turf races and three other graded stakes races, and is expected to feature Effinex and Catch a Glimpse.

  • Catch a Glimpse is set for Belmont Oaks Invitational July 9.

    Catch a Glimpse Needs to be Mighty in Oaks

    Canada's Horse of the Year Catch a Glimpse will face her toughest field since winning last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. I) in the $1 million Belmont Oaks Invitational (gr. IT) July 9 at Belmont Park.

  • Minding Leads Sweep in One Thousand Guineas

    Derrick Smith, Susan Magnier, and Michael Tabor's Minding led a top-three finish for the ownership team, trainer Aidan O'Brien, and the stallion Galileo in the QIPCO One Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) for 3-year-old fillies May 1 at Newmarket.

  • Ireland and the Thoroughbred

    Ireland and the Thoroughbred

    The Irish have developed a unique understanding of the horse, one passed from generation to generation along with a relationship fused through time to form the bond of mutual dependency that exists today.

  • St Nicholas Abbey

    St Nicholas Abbey Progresses in Recovery

    A Dec. 10 update from Coolmore Stud spoke positively of the recovery of six-time grade/group I-winner St Nicholas Abbey, who continues to battle complications from a fractured right foreleg sustained in Ireland July 23.

  • St Nicholas Abbey

    St Nicholas Abbey Dealt Setback in Recovery

    Coolmore Stud's St Nicholas Abbey has been dealt a setback in his recovery from an injury sustained in July as the 6-year-old horse has "developed mild laminitic changes in the left fore," according to a Twitter post.

  • 2011 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf winner Wrote is one the Coolmore horses headed to Dubai.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9750687%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Strong Coolmore Team Headed to Dubai

    One of the strongest international racing teams ever assembled is poised to leave Coolmore's Ballydoyle training center in Ireland this month for a raid on the rich prizes offered by the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) program.

  • Duke of Marmalade (left) holds off Papal Bull to take the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D5274886%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    'Marmalade Answers King George Challenge

    Duke of Marmalade proved his mettle over 12 furlongs in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Royal Ascot July 26, battling back in the final 200 yards to defeat the upstart Papal Bull and claim his fourth consecutive group I win for trainer Aidan O'Brien.

  • Dylan Thomas wins disputed victory in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

    Dylan Thomas Survives Inquiry, Wins Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

    After a tense 20-minute stewards' inquiry into the result of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe Lucien Barriere (Fr-I), the order of finish stood and Dylan Thomas officially won the 10th race of his 18-start career and sixth at the group I level.

  • Trainer Aidan O'Brien is looking for another of his 3-year-olds to step up after retirement of Holy Roman Emperor.

    O'Brien Focus on 3YOs Heading into Euro Season

    Following Holy Roman Emperor's shock retirement to stand as a stallion at Coolmore earlier this month, trainer Aidan O'Brien admitted on March 26 that he is looking for another of his 3-year-olds to step forward in order to fill the void left by that horse's departure.

  • Powerscourt wins (again)!

    Sweet Redemption for Powerscourt in Million

    Powerscourt, disqualified after winning last year's Arlington Million (gr. IT), provided sweet redemption for his Ballydoyle connections Saturday with an emphatic victory in the American classic on a yielding Arlington Park turf course.

  • Kinane Leaving Ballydoyle

    Jockey Mick Kinane confirmed Friday that he'll end his successful five-year stint as leading stable rider for trainer Aidan O'Brien and Ballydoyle.

  • Trainer Aidan O'Brien.

    Aidan O'Brien Firming Up Plans for BC Invasion

    Aidan O'Brien, who has captured Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships races the past two years, with High Chaparral and Johannesburg, is planning to return this year with several top-class horses, and hopes to be represented in four races.

  • Necklace Nails Moyglare Stud Stakes

    Michael Tabor's favored Necklace came under some pressure from jockey Mick Kinane to catch Menhoubah in the final 100 yards, but the 2-year-old filly proved her superiority with a one-length victory in the Moyglare Stud Stakes (Ire-I) at The Curragh Sunday.

  • Hawk Wing Demolishes Lockinge Foes

    Hawk Wing, often maligned for not quite getting the job done, took a big step toward dispelling that perception with a powerful 11-length romp in Saturday's Juddmonte Lockinge Stakes (Eng-I) at Newbury.

  • Balestrini Upset Winner of McGrath Memorial

    Michael Tabor's longshot Balestrini set the pace and held on to win the Group 3 PW McGrath Memorial Ballsax Stakes by a half-length Sunday at Leopardstown.

  • Aidan O'Brien, trains Hold That Tiger.

    Steve Haskin's Road to the Kentucky Derby: How The Mighty Have Fallen

    While there were some impressive performances this weekend, it is not likely any of the winners of the major stakes want to go a mile and a quarter. Therefore, we will precede the review of those races with a few comments regarding the overall picture of the 3-year-old crop, as well as Hold That Tiger and the other Ballydoyle horses.

  • High Chaparral, Hawk Wing to Return Next Year

    Rock of Gibraltar has been retired to stud duty, but the horse's Coolmore connections plan to campaign his well-known stablemates, Breeders' Cup Turf champion High Chaparral and Classic contender Hawk Wing, as four-year-olds.

  • Ballydoyle trainer Aidan O'Brien.

    Ballydoyle Ends Year With a Bang

    Despite being decimated by a coughing epidemic this summer, affecting all but three horses, Aidan O'Brien's Ballydoyle stable still closed out the year with an amazing 19 group I victories. The latest was Alberto Giacometti's victory in Saturday's Criterium de Saint-Cloud.

  • Aidan O'Brien Horses Arrive at Arlington

    After a 45-minute drive in rush hour traffic that normally would take 10-15 minutes, two vans carrying Aidan O'Brien's eight Breeders' Cup horses finally pulled up to the Arlington Park quarantine barn just after 6 p.m.

  • O'Brien Enters Big Three, Seven Others

    Trainer Aidan O'Brien has pre-entered 10 runners, including his Ballydoyle big three of Rock Of Gibraltar, High Chaparral and Hawk Wing, to the Oct. 26 World Thoroughbred Championships, ensuring strong representation for European runners at Arlington Park.

  • Hawk Wing, winning the Coral Eclipse.

    Classic Commentary: Hawk Wing Decision a No-Brainer

    As the Ballydoyle brain trust assembles its massive army and attempts to sort out who will run in which Breeders' Cup race, there is one decision that requires very little thought. And that is, Hawk Wing belongs in the Classic, regardless of whether or not stablemate Rock of Gibraltar runs.