Keyword: Powerscourt

  • Finnegans Wake

    Finnegans Wake Back for Whittingham

    Trainer Peter Miller was forward about his intentions bringing grade I winner Finnegans Wake back off a nearly nine-month layoff last time out in the Thunder Road Stakes (gr. IIIT), which was a prep for bigger and better things.

  • Finnegans Wake gets his head in front of Admiral Kitten to win the Arlington Handicap.

    Finnegans Wake Gets Nod in Arlington 'Cap

    Donegal Racing's Finnegans Wake tallied his first stakes victory in a thriller July 12, getting his head in front of fast-finishing Admiral Kitten at the wire to win the Arlington Handicap (gr. IIIT).

  • Riposte comes home quick to take the New York Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-N6nPkBr">Order This Photo</a>

    Riposte Quickens to New York Stakes Score

    Coming off a victory in the May 24 Sheepshead Bay Stakes (gr. IIT) at Belmont Park, Juddmonte Farms' homebred Riposte continued her winning ways with a quick turn of foot June 28 in the $200,000 New York Stakes (gr. IIT).

  • Nechita, Lot 590, a filly by Fastnet Rock.

    Patinack Sparks 'Epic' Day at Magic Millions

    The Magic Millions National broodmare sale was off to a rousing start May 29 on the Gold Coast, paced by a pair of seven-figure horses from the dispersal of embattled Australian coal magnate Norman Tinkler's Patinack Farm.

  • Powerscourt Sires First Winner

    Irish champion Powerscourt sired his first winner when his daughter Termagant won June 11 at Leopardstown in Ireland.

  • Afleet Alex

    Afleet Alex's September Yearlings Shine

    The huge Keeneland September auction provided the yearling selling season's biggest and stiffest test of the commercial appeal of new stallions' progeny. Because many young sires had a large number of offspring offered, their success depended less on a few carefully-selected top individuals and more on their ability to pass along good conformation consistently to their offspring.

  • Hip 1987; colt; Macho Uno - Bag Lady Jane by Devil's Bag, was the top seller on Day 6 with a final bid of $400,000.

    Sale Trend Continues; Macho Uno Tops

    A Macho Uno colt brought $400,000 to top the Sept. 14 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale, a session that saw the trend of decreases in the major sale indices continue.

  • Einstein is tops among the American-based contenders for the Arlington Million.<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%3D4388074%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Archipenko Should Be Tough in 'Million'

    Archipenko, who has won stakes events in four different countries in the past 15 months, has been installed as the 2-1 favorite and is one of three formidable European invaders vying for top honors in the 26th running of the Arlington Million (gr. IT) Aug. 9.

  • O'Brien to Send Trio for Arlington Turf Festival

    Irish-based trainer Aidan O'Brien, who sent Mrs. John Magnier's Powerscourt to Chicago to win last summer's Arlington Million (gr. IT), is likely to send highly regarded candidates to all three of Arlington Park's International Festival of Racing grade I races on Aug. 12.

  • Europeans Have Large, Highly Competitive Group For BC

    Though two big European names, Powerscourt and Motivator, will not be running on Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships day, the contingent of foreign-based horses is quite strong, Nick Clarke, retired head of the International Racing Bureau, said from Belmont Park Sunday morning.

  • Powerscourt Retires to Ashford

    Powerscourt, an Irish champion and winner of this year's Arlington Million Stakes (gr. IT), has been retired from racing for stallion duty at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky.

  • O'Brien Springs a Breeders' Cup Surprise; No Powerscourt in Turf

    Aidan O'Brien has sprung a surprise in announcing his team for the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, with Powerscourt, the Arlington Million (gr. IT) winner, missing his intended assignment in the John Deere Turf (gr. IT), and 3-year-old Oratorio, winner of two prestigious group I races this season in the Coral Eclipse and Irish Champion Stakes, lining up for the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).

  • United Nations Handicap winner Better Talk Now will have a rabbit to help set the pace in Saturday's Man o'War.

    Better Talk Now to Have Pacesetter in Man o'War

    Trainer Graham Motion said Tuesday he will run Shake the Bank as a pacesetter for last year's John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) winner Better Talk Now in Saturday's $500,000 Man o'War Stakes (gr. IT) at Belmont Park.

  • Arlington Million winner Powerscourt sidelined.

    Powerscourt Injured, Will Miss Irish Champion

    Arlington Million (gr. IT) champion Powerscourt, owned by Mrs. John Magnier, suffered a pulled muscle Sept. 3 and has been withdrawn from consideration for the Baileys Irish Champion Stakes (Ire-I) this Saturday at Leopardstown.

  • 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.

  • Better Talk Now, winning the Fort Marcy, appears bound for the Arlington Million.

    With Velazquez Named, Better Talk Now Appears Million Bound

    Better Talk Now, who conquered all rivals in last fall's grade I John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf, will be ridden by last year's Eclipse Award-winning jockey John Velazquez should his owners at Bushwood Racing Partners decide to run in Saturday's grade I Arlington Million.

  • Firecracker Breeders' Cup 'Cap winner Kitten's Joy looks to keep winning in Saturday's Arlington Million.

    All-Star Cast Readies for Arlington Million

    The Arlington Million (gr. IT) Saturday at Arlington Park could easily be mistaken for an all-star game, with group and graded stakes-caliber runners filling every post and Kitten's Joy and European shipper Powerscourt highlighting the field.

  • Motion Not Closing Door on Arlington Million for Better Talk Now

    Trainer Graham Motion said Tuesday during a National Thoroughbred Racing Association teleconference he is 90% sure Better Talk Now will start in Saturday's Sword Dancer Invitational Handicap (gr. IT) at Saratoga Race Course. The trainer held out a slight 10% chance that last year's John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) winner could show up in the Arlington Million (gr. IT) at Arlington Race Course on the same day.

  • Powerscourt Gets Inside For Hong Kong Cup

    After a dull effort in the Japan Cup (Jpn-I), Irish-bred Powerscourt hopes to rebound with a strong showing in the Dec. 12 $18 million (HK) Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup (HK-I) at Sha Tin. The Aiden O'Brien-trainee will break from barrier one under jockey Jamie Spencer in the 2,000-meter (1 ¼-mile) race.

  • Ouija Board among this year's European Cup contingent.

    Europeans Not as Strong This Year?

    On the heels of a Breeders' Cup when they had a huge day, the Europeans do not seem to hold as strong a hand this year.

  • NetJets Mile winner Six Perfections among likely European contingent to this year's Breeders' Cup.

    Most BC Euro Challengers to Arrive Oct. 25

    The International Racing Bureau informed Lone Star Park officials that the main charter shipment for horses competing in the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships has been provisionally booked to arrive in Dallas on Monday, Oct. 25.

  • Kent Desormeaux, aboard Kicken Kris, right, yells at Jamie Spencer aboard Powerscout (10) just after the finish of the Arlington Million.

    Kicken Kris Awarded Arlington Million Victory

    For the second consecutive year, the winner of the Arlington Million (gr. IT) was disqualified when Powerscourt, ridden by Jamie Spencer, was taken down for starting a chain of events in the stretch that stewards ruled cost K

  • Bowling Green Handicap winner Kicken Kris among the field of 13 for Saturday's  Arlington Million.

    Lucky 13 Set for Arlington Million

    An international field of 13 runners will attempt to capture one of the most prestigious turf races on the North American calendar Saturday as they line up for the $1 million Arlington Million (gr. IT) over 10 furlongs at Arlington Park.

  • Powerscourt Upset in German Group I

    Ferdinand Leve's German homebred Intendant successfully fended off the Irish invasion of Susan Magnier's Powerscourt with a well-timed closing kick to capture the Grosser Preis Bayerisches Zuchtrennen (Ger-I) at Munich Sunday.

  • 23 Remain Eligible for St. Leger

    As of Tuesday, 26 horses remain eligible for the Sept. 13 Seabiscuit St Leger (Eng-I) at Doncaster, the last English Classic of the year.