Across the pond

Re: Across the pond

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:08 am

It looks like Joseph O'Brien just beat his dad, Aiden, with the three-year-old colt Rekindling. :o Johannes Vermeer 2nd.
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Re: Across the pond

Postby Sparrow Castle » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:17 am

This Melborne Cup Fox Sports 1 broadcast is really good. Thanks, NYRA!

Glad for Rekindling, Corey Brown, and Joseph O'Brien too.
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Re: Across the pond

Postby Northport » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:24 am

Every O'Brien interview is the same :lol: "Listen, the lads at home, listen, it's great for the team, listen, everything went great for the horse"

What an accomplishment for O'Brien Jnr, to win his first time out in the Melbourne Cup at age 24 (I'm the same age, so it feels like he's getting a lot more done than I am!), and beating one of his dad's horses - with a three year old no less! First time since Skipton in 1941.

A lot of the time, the European trained purchases by Lloyd Williams only race once or twice in Australia for their European trainers before being transferred to Nick Williams, but it sounds like Rekindling will be heading back to Ireland with Joseph to prepared for a tilt at the Ascot Gold Cup.
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Re: Across the pond

Postby Sparrow Castle » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:44 pm

Enable Honored as Cartier Horse of the Year
Juddmonte Farms' homebred 3-year-old filly Enable was named Cartier Horse of the Year at the 27th annual Cartier Racing Awards ceremony Nov. 14 at the Dorchester Hotel in London.
Enable also easily took home Cartier 3-year-olld filly honors from Winter, Lady Aurelia, and Roly Poly, while her stable companion Cracksman, owned by Anthony Oppenheimer, was named the Cartier 3-year-old colt following his impressive seven-length success in the QIPCO Champion Stakes (G1) at Ascot in October. Cracksman is set to return as a 4-year-old with Gosden eyeing a mouth-watering clash with Enable in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

Even by his own high standards, Ireland's champion trainer Aidan O'Brien enjoyed an outstanding 2017 as he sent out a worldwide record of 27 grade/group 1 wins. O'Brien is responsible for both the 2017 Cartier 2-year-old colt, U S Navy Flag, and Cartier 2-year-old filly, Happily, while Order of St George scooped the Cartier Stayer Award for the second year in succession.

U S Navy Flag, bred in Kentucky by Misty For Me Syndicate, is the first horse since Diesis in 1982 to win both the group 1 Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes and Darley Dewhurst Stakes.

Thrilling Harry Angel is the winner of the 2017 Cartier Sprinter Award. The Godolphin-owned 3-year-old colt, trained by Clive Cox, showed tremendous versatility with victories over six furlongs on good to firm ground in Newmarket's Darley July Cup Stakes (G1) and on heavy ground in the 32Red Sprint Cup Stakes (G1) at Haydock Park.

"The prospect of Enable, Cracksman, and Harry Angel, the Cartier Sprinter for 2017, all retuning next year is a mouth-watering prospect," Herbert said.

Ulysses is the Cartier Older Horse for 2017 after registering a group 1, 10-furlong double in the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown Park and the Juddmonte International Stakes at York. Ulysses rounded off his career with another commendable effort, taking third behind Enable in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Chantilly Oct. 1. He shipped to California to contest the Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (G1T), but was ruled out on veterinary advice due to a minor issue with his ankle.
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