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The nine races Kentucky Downs postponed Sept. 11 because of inclement weather now will be run Sept. 13.
Al Riffa came from nearly last to win a tightly contested Vincent O'Brien National Stakes (G1) Sept. 11, giving trainer Joseph O'Brien his second victory in this contest and rider Dylan Browne McMonagle his first winner at group 1 level.
Tahiyra shot to the head of the market for next year's One Thousand Guineas after producing a stunning turn of foot to land the Moyglare Stud Stakes (G1) Sept. 11 at the Curragh.
An already remarkable rise to stardom for Highfield Princess became yet more extraordinary in the Flying Five Stakes (G1), as the sensational mare pulverized her Curragh rivals to complete an unprecedented treble of international group 1 sprints.
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The Moyglare Stud Stakes (G1) provided Joseph O'Brien with his first group 1 victory as a trainer with Intricately five years ago, and it appears his best chance of adding to that top-level haul this weekend.
Do Deuce heads the cast Sept. 11 for what is often a very informative day of trials at Longchamp, with the Tokyo Yushun-Japanese Derby (G1) winner as short as 14-1 for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (G1) ahead of his prep run in the Prix Niel (G2).
Following an outstanding year on the track by its homebreds, Godolphin secured a pair of national awards at the 37th Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association Awards presented by Keeneland Sept. 10 in Lexington.
Juddmonte's multiple graded stakes-winning homebred Set Piece scored a last-to-first victory Sept. 10 in the $200,000 Baltimore-Washington International Turf Cup (G3T) at Pimlico Race Course.
Sent off at 19-1 odds, the Trappe Shot gelding One Timer dominated the Franklin-Simpson Stakes (G2T) in impressive gate-to-wire fashion Sept. 10 at Kentucky Downs.
With a decisive late backstretch/early second-turn move that brought her from fifth to first, Avenue de France got the jump on favored Going Global and withstood the latter's late rally to win the John C. Mabee Stakes (G2T) Sept. 10 at Del Mar.
Back on North American soil in the Sept. 10 Mint Ladies Sprint Stakes (G3T) on a cloudy afternoon at Kentucky Downs, the global-trotting superstar Campanelle, posted her fifth graded stakes score.
And Tell Me Nolies ran down 7-10 favorite Home Cooking inside the final furlong Sept. 10 to upset the $301,000 Del Mar Debutante Stakes (G1) at odds of 9-1 at Del Mar.
And Tell Me Nolies ran down 3-5 favorite Home Cooking inside the final furlong Sept. 10 to upset the $300,000 Del Mar Debutante Stakes (G1) at odds of 9-1 at Del Mar.
Kyprios has passed every exam this term, but a different type of test for the staying star of the season looms Sep.t 11 as there is more of an emphasis on speed than stamina in the Irish St. Leger Stakes (G1) at the Curragh.
Highfield Stock Farm announced Sept. 9 the death of stallion Cape Canaveral at the Alberta Canada farm. He was euthanized at age 26 after having aggressive treatment to battle severe cellulitis, the farm indicated.
Red Knight bravely turned back a challenge from Gufo to win the $694,180 Kentucky Turf Cup (G2T) at Kentucky Downs Sept. 10, where Dalika beat Princess Grace in the $726,580 Kentucky Downs Ladies Turf Stakes (G3T).
Evie Stockwell, one of the most respected Thoroughbred breeders in Ireland and mother to Coolmore founder John Magnier, has died at the age of 97.
An Irish Champion Stakes (G1) run under a blazing autumn sky in front of a raucous Leopardstown crowd Sept. 10 was billed as the moment of truth for Luxembourg, and he delivered in spades courtesy of a vintage Ryan Moore steer.