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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Oasis Dream's Polydream Prevails in the Maurice de Gheest

Come Deauville August, Freddy Head always has his runners at a peak and it was the Wertheimers' Polydream (Ire) (Oasis Dream {GB}) who was spinning the magic in Sunday's G1 LARC Prix Maurice de Gheest. Following the previous Sunday's G1 Prix Rothschild victory of stablemate With You (GB) (Dansili {GB}), she managed to overhaul one of the strongest fields assembled for this unique sprint in many years and continue the yard's 100 per-cent record in the meeting's premier races. Starting as the short-priced favourite for the Marcel Boussac after her...

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Second Career for Italian Racehorses? How About as Movie Stars?

Reclaiming lives and starring in the movies are all part of a program for off-track Thoroughbreds in Italy. At Ippodromo Roma Capannelle in Rome, Italy, Standardbreds and Thoroughbreds pass each other on the many horse paths that cross the sprawling 345-acre facility. In between the training tracks, on large grassy areas, you will see Thoroughbreds being trained for the pleasure riding, the show ring and the cinema. Relived Horses, a rescue and retraining program located in an older barn at the edge of the stable area, exists because of the...

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