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‘It’s a Really Important Moment’: Leovanni Roars for Wathnan

ASCOT, UK — Her name means brave as a lion, and it is hard not to admire the two bold showings by Leovanni (Ire) in her brief racing career to date as she has led home the pack, first at Nottingham and now here on the big stage at Ascot. The Kodi Bear (Ire) filly […]

Stewards and Commissions Rulings: June 12-18

Every week, the TDN posts a roundup of the relevant Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA)-related rulings from around the country. Among this week’s rulings, trainer Jim Lewis was suspended two years and fined a total of $20,000 (including the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Unit’s arbitration costs), after his trainee Hughie’s Holiday tested positive for clenbuterol […]

Auguste Rodin Has the Answers in The Prince of Wales’s

Granted the ideal conditions of fast ground and a true pace to run at, Auguste Rodin (Ire) (Deep Impact {Jpn}–Rhododendron {Ire}, by Galileo {Ire}) became the first Derby winner to come back and win Royal Ascot’s Prince of Wales’s Stakes since Royal Palace (GB) in 1968. Unique in his achievement in that he was augmenting […]

Share in Hello Youmzain Added to Arqana Online Pop-Up Sale

A share in the Haras d’Etreham stallion Hello Youmzain (Fr) has been added to the Arqana Online Pop-Up Sale scheduled for Wednesday, June 26. Bidding on the lots, which also include a share in the Haras de Bonneval resident Zarak (Fr), will take place between 5-6pm local time, with registration for bidding already open on […]

Running Lion Leads Home Team Gosden Exacta in the Duke Of Cambridge

David Howden’s 4-year-old filly Running Lion (GB) (Roaring Lion–Bella Nouf {GB}, by Dansili {GB}), last of eight in Epsom’s G3 Princess Elizabeth Stakes earlier this month, halted a six-race losing streak with a dominant performance in Wednesday’s G2 Duke of Cambridge Stakes at Royal Ascot. Last term’s Listed Pretty Polly Stakes victrix kept wide of […]

Global Summit on Equine Safety and Technology Highlights Recent Research

The International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) Global Summit on Equine Safety and Technology took place at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Canada June 12-14. The Summit was attended by approximately 90 international research scientists, clinicians, veterinarians and racing regulators from at least 13 countries. “The Summit has been a major achievement for the Federation and […]

O’Leary Leads Godolphin Flying Start Class of 2024

The 2024 Godolphin Flying Start graduation ceremony took place in the Cape Cross Centre at Kildangan Stud in Ireland on the afternoon of Friday, June 14. Invited guests included the parents of the graduating class, Godolphin management and University College Dublin Michael Smurfit Business School representatives who have supported the Flying Start trainees throughout their […]

Ryan Moore Gets 80th Royal Ascot winner On Illinois

Franking the form of the Listed Lingfield Derby Trial, Ballydoyle’s Illinois (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}–Danedrop {Ire}, by Danehill) relished the extra trip of Wednesday’s G2 Queen’s Vase to bring up Royal Ascot win number 80 for Ryan Moore. Always content on the front end, Ballydoyle’s 7-4 favourite veered left in the straight when in command but […]

Champion Lemon Pop Posts Poignant Comeback Success In Sakitama Hai

Making his first start since finishing well down the field in the G1 Saudi Cup at the end of February, reigning Japanese champion dirt horse Lemon Pop (Lemon Drop Kid) resumed with a two-length victory in Wednesday’s Listed Sakitama Hai at Urawa Racetrack about 20 miles north of Central Tokyo. Crunched into $1.20 (1-5) favouritism, […]

Kodi Bear’s Leovanni Makes Breakthrough for Wathnan Racing in the Queen Mary

Wathnan Racing struck the woodwork more than once during Tuesday’s opening day of Royal Ascot and made a belated breakthrough in Wednesday’s opener, the G2 Queen Mary Stakes, with £190,000 Goffs Breeze-Up acquisition and once-raced Nottingham maiden winner Leovanni (Ire) (Kodi Bear {Ire}–Kassandra {Ire}, by Dandy Man {Ire}). The Karl Burke trainee broke smartly and […]

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