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Melbourne Cup Hopefuls Dominate Geoffrey Freer Stakes

Melbourne Cup Hopefuls Dominate Geoffrey Freer Stakes

19 Aug, 2013

Godolphin stayer Royal Empire is on track for the Melbourne Cup (3200m) after recording a strong victory in the Group 3 Geoffrey Freer Stakes (2670m) at Newbury on Saturday.

Red Cadeaux will return to Australia after finishing second behind Royal Empire in the Geoffrey Freer Stakes on Saturday. Photo by: Taron Clarke

The race could …

Godolphin Eye Melbourne Cup With Ahzeemah

Godolphin Eye Melbourne Cup With Ahzeemah

31 Jul, 2013

The Godolphin Racing Operation has been chasing the Melbourne Cup for almost two decades and, this year, are hopeful that progressive stayer Ahzeemah could be the horse that will finally break their drought in the famous race.

Godolphin have had some success in the Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m), with their horses finishing second in …

Rewilding Put Down After Tragic Accident At Ascot

Rewilding Put Down After Tragic Accident At Ascot

25 Jul, 2011

Rewilding, who beat champion So You Think in the recent Prince Of Wales Stakes, had to be put down after a tragic incident at Ascot Racecourse on Saturday.

The four-year-old colt broke down after making a wrong step in the sprint to the finish line in Saturday’s race, subsequently suffering a clean break to the …