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  • Gitano Hernando has a legitimate chance to win the $10 million Dubai World Cup.

    Gitano Hernando a Star on the Rise

    With a victory in the 2009 Goodwood Stakes (gr. I) already in the books, Gitano Hernando now has a legitimate chance to win the world's richest race, the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) March 27 at Meydan Racecourse.

  • Ipi Tombe, brought top price at Tuesday's session of Tattersalls' December sale.

    Ipi Tombe Tops Tattersalls Second Session

    It may have lacked a seven-figure lot, but Tuesday's second breeding stock session of the Tattersalls December Sale at Newmarket, England saw a fantastic trade resulting in figures that just fell short of the same day 12 months ago.

  • Ipi Tombe Going to Sadler's Wells

    International star Ipi Tombe, whom many thought would be bred to Storm Cat next year, instead will be bred to Sadler's Wells at Coolmore Stud in Ireland.

  • Training Setback Forces Ipi Tombe to Retire

    South African import Ipi Tombe, who became an international racing star early this year with a trio of dominating victories in Dubai, has been retired from racing after a training setback that would have kept her from a return trip to Dubai.

  • Ipi Tombe May Return to Jogging at Churchill Downs

    Two months after she injured a left leg during a four-furlong workout on the dirt at Churchill Downs, turf superstar Ipi Tombe continues to recover and is slowly making her way back to the racetrack.

  • Presence of Heroes

    <i>By Steve Haskin</i> -- The American racing fan is starving for a hero. Not one of these short-term heroes that are merely a brief flash of light, but one that can keep the fire aglow. Well, guess what? We have been in the presence of such heroes for the past several years and aren't even aware of it.

  • Minor Leg Injury Derails Ipi Tombe's Diana Plans

    South African champion Ipi Tombe, winner of the Locust Grove Handicap (grade III) at Churchill Downs in her U.S. racing debut, has suffered a minor leg injury that will cause her to miss a planned start in the $500,000 Diana Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga on July 26.

  • Golf Star Player Meets Turf Star Ipi Tombe

    South African golf legend Gary Player, fresh off Sunday's final round play of the U.S. Senior Open at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio, stopped at Churchill Downs on Monday to visit another of his country's notable exports: Ipi Tombe, winner of Saturday's Locust Grove Handicap (gr. III) in her U.S. racing debut.

  • Ipi Tombe, left, holds off Kiss The Devil at the wire to capture the Locust Grove Handicap at Churchill Downs Saturday.

    Ipi Tombe Shows Style in U.S. Debut

    Overcoming a slow break, Ipi Tombe showed her South African championship form in her American debut to register a no-sweat half-length victory in Saturday's $164,400 Locust Grove Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs. It was her eighth consecutive triumph.

  • All Eyes On Ipi Tombe in Locust Grove

    The international reputation of Ipi Tombe has helped limit the opposition to only five rivals as the South African champion makes her American racing debut Saturday in the $150,000-added Locust Grove Handicap (gr. III) at Churchill Downs.

  • Ipi Tombe Breezes for Locust Grove

    Ipi Tombe completed her serious training for her American racing debut in Saturday's $150,000 Locust Grove Handicap (gr. IIIT) by breezing a half-mile Tuesday at Churchill Downs. The 5-year-old Zimbabwe-bred daughter of Manshood covered four furlongs around the dogs on firm turf in :51 for trainer Elliott Walden.

  • Ipi Tombe to Make American Debut in Locust Grove

    South African champion and international star Ipi Tombe is scheduled to make her American racing debut on Saturday in the $150,000-added Locust Grove Handicap (gr. III) at Churchill Downs.

  • Ipi Tombe Blazes; Walden Eyes Locust Grove

    South African champion Ipi Tombe moved closer to her U.S. racing debut with a sizzling work on Thursday over the Churchill Downs turf course, where she could make her American debut.

  • Ipi Tombe, Voodoo Dancer Top Locust Grove Nominees

    South African champion Ipi Tombe and 2002 winner Voodoo Dancer head a list of 41 older turf fillies and mares nominated to Churchill Downs' $150,000-added Locust Grove (gr. IIIT) on June 28.

  • International Stars Among Million Nominees

    A vastly improved Denon, runaway winner of the Manhattan Handicap (gr. IT) on Belmont Stakes Day, and Moon Ballad, winner of the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) earlier this spring, head a group of 109 Thoroughbreds nominated to this summer's Arlington Million (gr. IT) at Arlington Park.

  • Walden Leaning Towards Beverly D. With Ipi Tombe

    South African champion mare Ipi Tombe, who was born in Zimbabwe, has a Zulu name that translates to "where are the girls,." If trainer Elliott Walden has his way she will run "where the girls are" during Arlington Park's International Festival of Racing Aug. 16.

  • Ipi Tombe Impresses Day, Walden in Work

    South African champion Ipi Tombe moved another step closer to her American racing debut, turning in a sharp five furlong workout Thursday on Churchill Downs' Matt Winn Turf Course.

  • Champion Ipi Tombe Readies for North American Debut

    Champion Ipi Tombe's North American Debut Nears<br>South African champion Ipi Tombe took another step toward her North American racing debut with a solid four-furlong workout over the main track Thursday at Churchill Downs.

  • Congaree, winning the San Antonio earlier this year.

    Congaree Tops Churchill Work Tab

    Atswhatimtalknbout, a fast-closing fourth to Visa Triple Crown hopeful Funny Cide in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), turned in a six-furlong workout on Tuesday at Churchill Downs as he continued to train toward an expected rematch with the Derby winner in the June 7 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).

  • WinStar's Walden Sees Sunny Side of Funny Cide

    Although WinStar Farm would love to have a Kentucky Derby winner under its colors, the victory in Derby 129 by the WinStar-bred Funny Cide was certainly the next best thing. It could get even better if he adds a Preakness (gr. I) win tomorrow.

  • Ipi Tombe Breezes at Churchill Downs

    South African champion Ipi Tombe, a dazzling winner over males in the Dubai Duty Free on the Dubai World Cup undercard, turned in her second U.S. breeze on Thursday for new trainer Elliott Walden.

  • Ipi Tombe Owns Big Edge in Dubai Duty Free

    Drawn perfectly in post 3 and gaining the weight advantage while taking on males, the outstanding mare Ipi Tombe should be the strongest favorite in the history of the $2 million Group I Dubai Duty Free, over 1,777 meters, at Nad Al Sheba on Saturday night.

  • 'Super Saturday' Goes Well for Godolphin

    The Godolphin Racing team, trainer Saeed bin Suroor and jockey Frankie Dettori dominated the inaugural "Super Saturday" at Nad Al Sheba, capturing four of the preview races for the Mar. 29 Dubai World Cup card. But Team Valor, WinStar Farm and Sunmark Partners' Ipi Tombe was the day's most impressive winner.

  • Zimbabwe Horse Farms Under Attack

    At a time when the mare Ipi Tombe becomes the first Zimbabwe-bred imported to North America, the horses remaining in her native land face injury and slaughter due to a government land grab.