Dark Angel's Battaash Leaves King George Rivals In His Dust

In an exhibition of pure sprinting prowess, Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid al Maktoum's Battaash (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}) brought all his power to bear on his rivals on Friday to register back-to-back successes in Goodwood's G2 King George Qatar S. Despite the contrasting ground conditions to the easy turf he encountered 12 months ago and the obvious questions posed by defeat in the June 19 G1 King's Stand S. at Royal Ascot, the bay attracted heavy support as the 8-11 favourite and was in front before he had raced two...

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Holy Roman Emperor's Well Timed Takes the Diana

Sunday's G1 Henkel-Preis der Diana at Dusseldorf was Bee Jersey straightforward for the handicappers, with Stall Ullmann's June 10 G2 Diana Trial winner Well Timed (Ger) (Holy Roman Emperor {Ire}) justifying 11-5 favouritism in this domestic Classic. Settled second early by Filip Minarik, the bay was joined by Night of England (GB) (Lord of England {Ger}) as she was committed at the top of the straight but quickly shook off that rival before asserting for a 1 3/4-length success, with Wonder of Lips (Ger) (Champs Elysees {GB}) 2 1/2 lengths...

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Classic Empire Claiming Crown Handle Tops $10M

The 17th edition of the Claiming Crown, held Saturday at Gulfstream Park, generated total handle of $10,118,000--up 0.57% from 2014 despite rainy conditions which caused four races to be taken off the turf. Gulfstream was hosting the event for the fourth year. "We're extremely pleased with the success of Saturday's Claiming Crown," said P.J. Campo, General Manager of Gulfstream Park and Vice President of Racing for The Stronach Group. "We had big fields and tremendous participation from horsemen throughout North America. We're confident the numbers would have been even more...

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One Starter, One Winner for Union Rags

1st-AQU, $92,500, Msw, 4-20, 2yo, f, 4 1/2f, :52.08, ft. +LADY STARDUST (f, 2, Union Rags--Hallelujah Trail {MSP, $187,430}, by Gilded Time), backed down to 2-5 for the nation's dominant barn with early juveniles, ran to the money and gave a good first push for her much-hyped freshman sire Union Rags, becoming the Lane's End resident's first winner from as many starters. Chasing longshot Holy Gold (Touch Gold) while well out in the track early, the bay confronted that foe in the lane, and eventually powered clear to score by...

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TEST – Curlin Colt Lights Up Tote at FTKJUL

This is a fake post on dev TDN. NOT REAL! A St George Sales-consigned, Florida-bred son of Curlin--Franscat, by Stormin Fever was hammered down to Florida-based resellers Randy Hartley and Dean DeRenzo in partnership with Breeze Easy for $475,000 to take its place at the top of the sales sheets as the yearling section of the Fasig-Tipton July Sale continued at the Newtown Paddocks Tuesday afternoon. The February-foaled chestnut is a half-brother to MSW Swinger's Party (Medaglia d'Oro) as well as SW Hubba Shake (Street Sense) and GSP Powhatan County...

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Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards

Watch the live stream of the inaugural TIEA, presented by Godolphin, honoring the unsung heroes of racing.

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Hong Kong Sprint Hopefuls on Track

North American contenders Mongolian Saturday (Any Given Saturday) and Green Mask (Mizzen Mast) took to the track at Sha Tin Monday morning to prep for Sunday's G1 Hong Kong Sprint. GI Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint winner Mongolian Saturday went 800 meters over the turf in :53.8. Trainer Ganbat Enebish was pleased with the move. "He behaved himself this morning and everything is good," Enebish commented. His Breeders' Cup victory is Mongolian Saturday's only graded stakes win to date, although he was runner-up in this year's GIII Turf Monster H., GIII...

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2016 China Equine Cultural Festival – Live Stream

  Located in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, the China Equine Cultural Festival is the premier Thoroughbred racing festival and lifestyle event in mainland China. It is supported and attended by some of the most influential entities in the international Thoroughbred industry, and it is the only racing event in China to be endorsed by the International Federation of Horseracing Authority.

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Jet Setting New Goffs Topper

This is a fake post sent from Dev. This IS NOT the real one that goes out to people. Just moments after Dee S. winner Viren's Army (Twirling Candy) was knocked down for a sales-topping £700,000, G1 Irish 1000 Guineas heroine Jet Setting (Ire) (Fast Company {Ire}) (Lot 43) blew past that mark, when selling for £1,300,000 to China Horse Club. Famously purchased for only €7,000 as a Goffs November weanling prior to going for 12,000gns to Kilbride Equine out of the , the Adrian Keatley-consigned and Equinegrowthpartners Syndicate-owned 3-year-old...

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Perfect Reflection Caps Ideal Day

It is a special occasion any time that full-siblings win black-type races on the same card. When one of those siblings scores in Group 1 company--as Perfect Reflection (Aus) (More Than Ready) did at Ascot (WA) on Saturday--then the achievement is very notable indeed. Perfect Reflection deserves particular credit because her victory made her the first 3-year-old filly to win the G1 Kingston Two Classic in that 2200-metre race's 40-year history. Earlier in the afternoon, her 4-year-old full-sister Ideal Image (Aus) had taken the Jungle Dawn Classic, a Listed race...

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