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By Heather Pettinger, NYRA press office ELMONT, N.Y. –Australian Bloodstock’s Irish invader Red Cardinal took home the gold with a neck victory to lead an all-European superfecta in a distinctly international edition of the Grade 3, $400,000 Belmont Gold Cup Invitational at two miles on the Widener turf on Day

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Bob Kieckhefer’s worldly view of this weekend’s turf stakes: It’s Derby week at Epsom. The rest of the world has some nice races, too. There’s the Group 1 Yasuda Kinen in Japan, a clutch of big turf races from Pennsylvania to California in the United States, Group 1 events in

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Ireland: Churchill completes English-Irish Guineas sweep Churchill might have been the favorite for next week’s Derby. Instead, he completed a sweep of the UK 2,000 Guineas races with a handy win over soggy going in Saturday’s Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh. The Galileo colt, with Ryan Moore riding

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Saturday proved a huge day for prominent owner Sol Kumin, who through his various partnerships won three major stakes: Lady Eli in the Grade 1 Gamely and Illuminant in the Grade 2 Monrovia, both at Santa Anita, along with Cowboy Culture in Chicago’s Arlington Classic. The details: Lady Eli: ‘Her

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Bob Kieckhefer’s international preview/update: Ireland: Despite winning the Group 1 Qipco 2,000 Guineas in his first out of 2017, Churchill isn’t going Derby-ing at Ascot. So Saturday’s Tattersall’s Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh is a step toward making him another miler-plus in the mold of, may we say, Frankel. The

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Trainer Kenny McPeek and owner Nancy Polk must be hoping that Kentucky Oaks runner-up Daddys Lil Darling is getting any rough start out of the way before she actually races in the June 2 Investec Oaks at historic Epsom Downs Racecourse. Daddys Lil Darling will be the first Kentucky Oaks

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By Gary West, for TurfTalk360.com In 1962, a former bookmaker from Cleveland caused a brouhaha when he traveled to Paris with a diminutive racehorse and, somewhat shockingly, the boldly stated goal of winning the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. Asked why they were there, Jack Price said he just figured

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Always Dreaming continues to dream of the U.S. Triple Crown while preparing for Saturday’s Preakness Stakes but, across the Atlantic, the picture for the original Derby in England remained in soft focus after weekend races on both sides of the Channel. A European invader took the Grade I Man o’

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Bob Kieckhefer, who writes about racing for United Press International, closely follows the European season. Here’s his weekly stakes preview, as well as recap of Thursday’s action from England’s Chester Racecourse: While keeping an eye on Triple Crown doings at Pimlico, Thoroughbred racing this weekend focuses on Chester in northwest

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Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott makes his Royal Ascot debut with American Patriot.
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From The Blood-Horse Staff Todd Pletcher told officials at Ascot Racecourse that he is seriously considering the Queen Anne Stakes (G1) at Royal Ascot for American Patriot. The straight mile contest on turf is the first race of the five-day spectacular, scheduled for June 20 at 2:30 p.m. local time.

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