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Multi-Millionaire Family Affair

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Multi-Millionaire Family Affair

He didn’t know it when he phoned to congratulate us on multi-millionaire Rabada’s historic victory in the Daily News 2000 (Gr.1) on Saturday evening, but Vaughan Koster, breeder of Bela Bela, the heroine of the fillies’ equivalent, the Woolavington Stakes (Gr.1), had a connection to the families of both the glitterati.

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French Fanatics

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French Fanatics

The great pendulous of life was back in full swing on Saturday, with the outcomes of the first two French Classics of the season harking back to the glory days of French breeding, when the stallion firmament glittered with the stars Riverman, Lyphard, Nureyev, Blushing Groom, Cavo, Arctic Tern, Irish River and Green Dancer.

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Magnificent Mare Moves To Motherhood

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Magnificent Mare Moves To Motherhood

Yesterday marked a new chapter in the second life of one of our most famous graduates. Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifah Al Maktoum and Andre Macdonald’s spectacular race filly now-turned broodmare, Igugu, gave birth to a daughter; her first foal by the Juddmonte Farm celebrity, Dansili, leading British-based sire of Group winners for the past four seasons.

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Bloodline... The Search for Speed

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Bloodline... The Search for Speed

Bloodline is a short film that depicts historical selective breeding of horses for speed emphasizing the significance of research into Thoroughbred horse genomics in the context of the global Thoroughbred horse racing and breeding industries.

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Gentildonna Crests Career with Tenacious Arima Kinen Victory

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Gentildonna Crests Career with Tenacious Arima Kinen Victory

Gentildonna (Jpn) (Deep Impact) made her final start Sunday in the G1 Arima Kinen at Nakayama Racecourse ending off an illustrious racing career with a tenacious victory in front of 110,000 largely adoring fans and capping off a season which included a spectacular win in the G1 Dubai Sheema Classic at Meydan in March.

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Zenyatta to War Front in 2015

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Zenyatta to War Front in 2015

Horse of the Year and GI Breeders' Cup Classic winner Zenyatta (Street Cry) will be bred to War Front (Danzig) in 2015. The 10-year-old resides at Lane's End Farm and was not bred this season.

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Frankel Filly Foal Sets New Irish Sales Record

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Frankel Filly Foal Sets New Irish Sales Record

Goffs Kildare Paddocks may have been enshrouded in fog, but the Frankel (GB) filly out of dual Classic heroine Finsceal Beo (by Mr. Greeley) shone like the star she's bred to be when becoming the most expensive foal to sell in Ireland with a €1.8 million price tag on her head at the Goffs November Foal Sale.

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Guard The Lines Heading to South Africa

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Guard The Lines Heading to South Africa

Guard the Lines (War Front) will be heading to South Africa for a date with the country's multiple champion Variety Club (Var) after selling for $400,000 during Thursday's third session of the Keeneland November Sale.

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Getting all gooey about a filly...

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Getting all gooey about a filly...

Yes, emotion is everywhere, but it’s the raw, shouty elation or fury kind, not the drippy kind. But I challenge you to set eyes upon a newborn thoroughbred filly foal, with furry ears and tail, taking its first dizzy steps on unfeasibly long legs, and not murmur “Ag shame”. Not possible.

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Family Matters

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Family Matters

Does family matter? Listeners to Dr James Dobson’s “Focus on the Family” at 5:50am on East Coast Radio, will tell you it does, Hugh Jonsson, Jet Master’s breeder, would’ve told you it doesn’t, yet here’s a story that reminds us of its value.

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