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ThreeMustangs
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Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:21 am

French 1,000 Guineas winner (and British 1,000 Guineas second) Laurens just won the Prix de Diane.
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ThreeMustangs wrote:French 1,000 Guineas winner (and British 1,000 Guineas second) Laurens just won the Prix de Diane.
She's certainly a very talented filly!
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Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:48 pm

It was an O'Brien 1-2-3 in the Irish Derby at the Curragh...except the winner wasn't trained by Aiden. :D
Latrobe shocks Saxon Warrior to land first Classic for Joseph O'Brien
Like father like sons. Joseph O'Brien notched his first Classic success as Latrobe, who won a lowly maiden at the course last time out, held off Rostropovich and Saxon Warrior in an enthralling finish to the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby under Donnacha O'Brien.
Read more: https://www.racingpost.com/news/big-rac ... ien/337349

There are some classic pedigrees here; Latrobe is by Camelot, and Joseph and Donnacha are by Aiden. 8-)
Aiden O'Brien has clearly done a great job teaching Joe how to train (maybe too well? :lol:). This is the second world-class race where Joe's charge has defeated his father's horses. Last year, Joseph's Rekindling edged out Aiden's Johannes Vermeer to win the Melbourne Cup.
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Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:38 pm

Happy to see Camelot get a classic winner in his first crop. He was such a talented racehorse and it’s nice to see a son of Montjeu do well after poor St. Nicholas Abbey never had a chance.
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Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:50 pm

Aww...St. Nick. :(
I suspect that the Coolmore lads still haven't gotten over his loss. They tried so hard and so long to overcome his injury and the ensuing cascade of complications.
Speaking of pedigrees; Coolmore's Van Beethoven won the G2 Railway Stakes for two-year-olds in the race before the Derby. The handsome son of Scat Daddy is from his last crop, so I hope he goes on to great success next year. It would be cool if SD's last offspring also take down some of the European classics, like Justify did in the US Triple Crown.
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Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:26 pm

How did St Patrick’s Day do today at the Curraugh?
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Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:28 pm

I read he was third
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Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:25 pm

This Saturday’s Coral-Eclipse (G1) field is shaping up nicely. AOB is wheeling back Saxon Warrior from his third in the Irish Derby last weekend to face Epsom Derby winner Masar. Derby third Roaring Lion is also entered, along with Hawkbill, Happily, and Cliffs of Moher.
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Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:29 pm

Interesting that Ryan Moore is going to be riding at Belmont this weekend, instead of in Britain. So, Donnacha O'Brien gets the call on Saxon Warrior.
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Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:41 pm

Saxon Warrior has disappointed his last two runs, maybe Moore wants some redemption on Mendelssohn
weeeeeeeee
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Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:23 pm

Masar injury blow: Derby hero misses Eclipse
Derby winner Masar is to miss Saturday’s G1 Coral Eclipse at Sandown Park after returning sore from routine work at Moulton Paddocks on Friday.

Godolphin trainer Charlie Appleby said the colt will be monitored by vets in the next 48 hours before any decision on future plans is taken.

“Mid-way through the morning, it became clear that he was sore. His off-fore was inflamed, and we feel he must have knocked himself at exercise,” the trainer said.

“He will not be running in the Eclipse. I have discussed it with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed, who agreed that he should miss the race.

“It is a blow. But it is the right decision considering what has happened. Masar will remain under veterinary supervision for the time being.

Hawkbill will still run for Godolphin in the Eclipse, and Will Buick will switch to him,” he added.
https://news.godolphin.com/news/masar-i ... es-eclipse
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Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:38 pm

Sorry to hear about Masar but I'll be rooting for Hawkbill. He has a tall order though as it really is a sparkling edition with the aforementioned Saxon Warrior (who may appreciate the cut back in distance), Roaring Lion and Cliffs of Moher. Happily is a nice filly but she won't get anything close to the soft turf she seems to favor.

So I'll go with Hawkbill to bounce back from a rough time at Royal Ascot -- if he can get to the lead where he is best.
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Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:16 am

Roaring Lion takes it narrowly over Saxon Warrior, who ran much better than his last two outings.
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Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:22 am

ThreeMustangs wrote:Roaring Lion takes it narrowly over Saxon Warrior, who ran much better than his last two outings.

that was a nice race: nice to Roaring Lion win!!!
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Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:58 pm

Kitten's Joy colts have now won two of the last three Eclipse Stakes. :D
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Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:38 pm

I had the wrong Kitten's Joy. ;) Still, really nice to see his progeny triumph at the highest level overseas. And the winner being a grandson of Cambiocorsa? How cool is that? :)

And I'm not a super religious person but I like his name because it reminds me of that line from the Book of Peter 5:8 that I've heard quoted in movies:
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.
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Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:34 pm

Alpha Centauri in entered in the Falmouth Stakes(G1) on July 13th.

Saxon Warrior has been withdraw from consideration for the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth and Sussex Stakes. He will instead get a little break with his next race slated to be the August 22nd Juddmonte International, where he may meet up with Roaring Lion, Masar and possibly Enable.

Athena is under consideration for the Irish Oaks(July 21st) and Nassau Stakes(August 2nd)

Mendelssohn is still pointing to the BC Classic.

Gustav Klimt will most likely race next in the Sussex S.

Hunting Horn may point to either the Secretariat S. or a race in Europe.
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Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:28 pm

Is Mendelssohn still planning on going to the PA Derby before the Classic?
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
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Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:38 am

Treve wrote:Is Mendelssohn still planning on going to the PA Derby before the Classic?
They said they are going to look for a prep race and then decide on the BC Classic.
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