Keyword: Curragh

  • Enable bounds home to an easy win in the Irish Oaks

    Enable Romps to Complete Oaks Double

    Juddmonte Farms' homebred Enable tracked the pace in the July 15 Darley Irish Oaks (G1) at the Curragh, blew past the leader turning for home and drew off to win every bit as easily as she had in her last start, the Investec Oaks (G1) at Epsom.

  • War Front at Claiborne Farm

    War Front Gets 50th Black-Type Winner

    Central Kentucky sire War Front, currently the leading sire of juveniles in England and Ireland, and second on the U.S. list, got his 50th black-type winner Aug. 31 when Intelligence Cross captured the Round Tower Stakes (Ire-III) at the Curragh.

  • Caravaggio wins the Keeneland Phoenix S.

    Unbeaten Caravaggio Blitzes Phoenix Field

    Caravaggio stayed unbeaten in winning the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes (Ire-I) Aug. 7 at the Curragh, in an effortless performance some observers said was no more than glorified workout for the Kentucky-bred Scat Daddy colt.

  • Caravaggio wins the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot June 14, 2016

    Unbeaten KY-Bred Caravaggio Aims for Phoenix

    Trainer Aidan O'Brien's brilliant juvenile, Kentucky-bred Caravaggio, the early favorite for next year's Two Thousand Guineas (Ire-I), is among the 10 entries for the €250,000 Keeneland Phoenix Stakes (Ire-I) at the Curragh.

  • Minding Coasts Clear in Pretty Polly

    Coolmore and partners' dual English classic winner Minding ran down pacesetter Bocca Baciata and scored a easy win in the Sea The Stars Pretty Polly Stakes (Ire-I) June 26 at the Curragh.

  •  Harzand (left) fights off Idaho to win the Irish Derby.

    Harzand Completes Derby Double at Curragh

    Investec Epsom Derby (Eng-l) winner Harzand saw off a strong challenge from Idaho in the final furlong to seal a classic double in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (Ire-I) June 25 at the Curragh.

  • Found wins 2015 Breeders' Cup Turf

    Found Set for Return in Listed Stakes

    Michael Tabor, Susan Magnier, and Derrick Smith's Found, upset winner of the 2015 Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), is scheduled to make her season's debut April 3 in the coral.ie Alleged Stakes at the Curragh in Ireland.

  • G1 Triple for Coolmore, O'Brien in Ireland

    Order of St George capped a group I triple for Coolmore and associates Sept. 13 at the Curragh in winning the Irish St. Leger (Ire-I), but the race was marred by the fatal breakdown of last year's winner Brown Panther.

  • 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.

  • Air Force Blue Flies to Keeneland Phoenix Win

    Trainer Aidan O'Brien's Air Force Blue, a Kentucky-bred son of War Front, turned the tables on familiar rival Buratino and won the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes (Ire-I) for 2-year-olds Aug. 9 at the Curragh.

  • Qualify will face males in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (Ire-I) June 27 at the Curragh.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2014-Breeders-Cup/Works/i-8LVpr5N">Order This Photo</a>

    Qualify Will Take On Males in Irish Derby

    After nailing down a classic victory in the Investec Epsom Oaks (Eng-I), the filly Qualify will return to Ireland to face males in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (Ire-I) June 27 at the Curragh.

  • Gleneagles comes home strong to win the Irish Two Thousand Guineas.

    Gleneagles Shows Heart in Irish Guineas Win

    Pocketed on the rail with a quarter mile to run, Gleneagles gamely charged through a gap in the final sixteenth at the Curragh to capture the Tattersalls Irish Two Thousand Guineas (Ire-I) May 23.

  • Gleneagles is the pre-race favorite for the Irish Two Thousand Guineas.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-GztSwJ6">Order This Photo</a>

    Gleneagles to Try for Guineas Double

    Trainer Aidan O'Brien will bid for a 10th victory in the Tattersalls Irish Two Thousand Guineas (Ire-I) with a trio of runners that includes QIPCO Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) winner and pre-race favorite Gleneagles.

  • Sunderland Holding to Sponsor Pretty Polly

    Sunderland Holding Inc., the company of the Hong Kong-based Tsui family, owner of 2009 European Horse of the Year Sea The Stars, has agreed to sponsor the Pretty Polly Stakes (Ire-I), scheduled for June 28 at the Curragh.

  • Dick Whittington comes on late to win the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-rLdncVg">Order This Photo</a>

    Dick Whittington Rises Late to Win Phoenix

    Trainer Aidan O'Brien's domination of the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes (Ire-I) continued Aug. 10 with Dick Whittington edging past favorite Kool Kompany late in the race for 2-year-olds at the Curragh.

  • The Week in Photos for 7/22/2014

    A full racing weekend with the start of Saratoga and Del Mar. Also racing from Ireland, images of Wise Dan, and rain soaked Woodbine.

  • Bracelet (center) pulls away from the pack to win the Darley Irish.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-nJrCvbh">Order This Photo</a>

    Bracelet Shines in Irish Oaks Victory

    Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith, and Susan Magnier's Bracelet picked up a classic victory July 19 when she delivered a strong finish in the Darley Irish Oaks (Ire-I) at the Curragh.

  • Trainer Aidan O'Brien has five fillies entered in the Oaks.

    Irish Oaks Has New Look Without Taghrooda

    The Darley Irish Oaks (Ire-I) took on a new look after Investec Oaks (Eng-I) winner Taghrooda was not included among the 11 fillies in the field when runners were declared the morning of July 17.

  • Australia rolls to victory in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (Ire-I) June 28 at the Curragh. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-76z7gXt">Order This Photo</a>

    Australia Easy Irish Derby Victor

    With primary challenger Kingston Hill a late scratch, Epsom Derby (Eng-I) winner Australia scored the easiest of victories in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (Ire-I) June 28 at the Curragh.

  • Marvellous wins the 2014 Etihad Airways Irish 1000 Guineas at the Curragh.
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    Marvellous Grabs Classic Glory at Curragh

    Marvellous provided Aidan O'Brien a sixth victory in the Etihad Airways Irish One Thousand Guineas (Ire-I) May 25 at the Curragh, and joined the ever-growing list of classic winners sired by Galileo.

  • Kingman dominates the Irish Two Thousand Guineas.
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    Kingman Emphatic Irish Guineas Winner

    Juddmonte Farms' homebred Kingman look every bit the classic racehorse May 24 when capturing the Irish Two Thousand Guineas (Ire-I) by a commanding five lengths at the Curragh.

  • 'Mission' Steps Up to Magician in Gold Cup

    Noble Mission, a full brother to undefeated champion Frankel, looks for his group I breakthrough against Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) winner Magician in the Tattersalls Gold Cup May 25 at the Curragh.

  • My Titania Set for Irish 1000 Guineas, But...

    My Titania appears to be in fine fettle for the Etihad Airways Irish One Thousand Guineas (Ire-I) May 25 at the Curragh after a slight setback forced her to miss the English equivalent earlier this month.