Sunday Preview – Prix Morny & Prix Jean Romanet

Pretty Pollyanna The Group 1 Darley Prix Morny is the undoubted highlight at Deauville on Sunday where runaway Duchess Of Cambridge winner Pretty Pollyanna will be looking to live up the reputation she acquired when easily winning the aforementioned Group 2 by seven lengths. The form of that contest has since been franked with the remote second Angel’s Hideaway cosily landing a Group 3 contest at Ascot in the interim. Michael Bell’s star two-year-old filly should be hard to beat receiving an allowance from the colt’s. John Quinn who…

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Weekend Preview – Can Kilmt Claim The Hungerford Stakes?

Gustav Klimt The ITV team will be showing racing from three different tracks on Saturday with some good racing at Newbury, Newmarket and Ripon. The listed Denford Stakes kicks off proceedings at Newbury where the Group 2 Hungerford Stakes is the feature race. Richard Hannon and Silvestre De Sousa team up in the opener with the twice-raced and unbeaten Boitron. The French-bred colt’s victories came at some of Britain’s top tracks and with this experience behind him, a big run can be expected. Ralph Beckett trains the only other unbeaten…

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The Sovereign Stakes: Elarqam set to put on a show

Jim Crowley rides Elarqam on racecourse gallop before racing at Newmarket The highlight of Salisbury Racecourse’s season takes place on August 16th as the Group 3 Sovereign Stakes and features a six-runner field at 4.10pm. This year marks a new sponsorship deal as the feature race will be sponsored for the first time by the sales company, Tattersalls. The inaugural running of the Sovereign Stakes took place in the year 2000 as a Listed contest and the £76,500 one mile race was then upgraded to a Group 3 in…

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2018 Arlington Million

2018 Arlington Million 2018 Arlington Million and American St. Leger Results Date: 08/11/2018 The $1 million Arlington Million Stakes (G1) celebrated its 36th renewal on Saturday afternoon at Arlington International Racecourse near Chicago. Conditions were excellent at the historic suburban Chicago oval, with sunny skies and temperatures in the mid 80’s, with the turf rated firm. The race is also a Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” qualifier for the Turf. A field of 9 older horses contested this 1 1/4 mile turf contest, with last year’s Secretariat (G1)…

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2018 Secretariat Stakes Results

2018 Secretariat Stakes Results 2018 Secretariat Stakes Results Date: 08/11/2018 The first graded stake on Arlington Million Saturday was the $400,000 Secretariat Stakes (G1) for 3-year-olds going the Million distance of 1 1/4 miles on the turf. A field of 13 went to post with Transylvania (G3) winner Analyze It sent off as the 4-5 favorite coming here off 2nd place finishes in both the Pennine Ridge (G2) and Belmont Derby Invitational (G1). In to challenge him included 11-4 second choice Hunting Horn, 3rd in the Belmont Derby after winning…

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2018 Beverly D. Results

2018 Beverly D. Results 2018 Beverly D. Results Date: 08/11/2018 The distaff counterpart to the Arlington Million is the $600,000 Beverly D Stakes (G1). A field of 9 older fillies and mares contested this 1 3/16 mile trip over the firm Arlington turf course on Saturday looking for automatic entry in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf (G1) under the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series “Win and You’re In” promotion. Diana (G1) and Jenny Wiley (G1) winner and New York (G2) runner-up Sistercharlie was sent off as the 8-5 favorite.…

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2018 Best Pal Stakes

2018 Best Pal Stakes 2018 Best Pal Stakes Drayden Van Dyke aboard Instagrand after winning the 2018 Best Pal Stakes Date: 8/11/2018 The highlight race on Saturday at Del Mar was the $200,000 Best Pal Stakes (G2) for two-year-olds sprinting 6 furlongs on the main track. Conditions were excellent with sunny skies and temperatures in the mid 80’s. Just five made final entry, with Instagrand sent off as the 1-10 favorite, off his 10-length debut win at Los Alamitos. In to challenge him included 15-2 second choice Owning, a 2…

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Weekend Review – Scintillating Centauri, Turner On Top & Meade Advertises His Skills

Advertise (Centre) The “Girls” team and in particular Hayley Turner grabbed the headlines on Saturday when the team lifted the Shergar Cup and competition stalwart Turner won the Silver saddle from “Magic man” Moreria. Hollie Doyle got the team off to a flyer in the first when Clive Cox’s Tis Marvellous won snugly from Gracious John. Hayley Turner won the Shergar Cup Mile aboard Via Serendipity who was prominent throughout and found plenty when asked inside the final furlong. This victory left the girl’s in a strong position but…

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Sunday Preview: Prix Jacques Le Marois & Longines Grosser Preis von Berlin

Alpha Centauri This weekend offers a cracking showcase of Group 1 racing taking place at Deauville (France) and Hoppegarten Racecourse in Germany. This Sunday Deauville Racecourse plays host to the one mile Group 1 Prix Jacques Le Marois. Open to horses three years and older, it is certain to bring racing fans out in force with the seasons star three year old set to strut her stuff. The Jessica Harrington trained Alpha Centauri will be looking to  complete a Group 1 four timer at the French track in what has already been…

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2018 Arlington International Festival of Racing Workouts

The Arlington Million (G1), the world’s first million-dollar race, celebrates its 36th renewal on Saturday with a field of 11 older horses going 1 1/4 miles over the turf course at Arlington International Racecourse in the Chicago suburbs. Two more Grade 1 turf events are on the undercard, the $600,000 Beverly D Stakes (G1) for older fillies and mares going 1 3/16 miles, and the $400,000 Secretariat Stakes (G1) for 3-year-olds at 1 1/4 miles. Unfortunately, the $300,000 American St. Leger (G3), a 1 11/16 mile marathon for older horses,…

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