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16 for Territories The Roberto Biondi-trained Sadalsuud (2 f ex Ephigenie by Groom Dancer) broke her maiden on her third start at Milan yesterday to become the 16th individual winner from the first crop of Darley shuttler Territories (Invincible Spirit). Ridden by Andrea Mezzatesta, she took out the 1600-metre contest by a length and a quarter from Devolvido (Desert Prince), while there was a further seven lengths back to Sopran Aragorn (Coulsty) in third. Territories has also produced two st... Read More

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162 for Deep Impact Deep Impact (Sunday Silence) sired his 162nd individual stakes winner when his son Vin De Garde (4 c ex Skia by Motivator) made the breakthrough in graded company by taking out the Fuji Stakes (Gr 2, 1600m) on the Tokyo turf yesterday. The Hideaki Fujiwara-trained four-year-old was winning for the fifth time in 13 starts when beating Lauda Sion (Real Impact) by a length and a quarter with Keiai Nautique (Deep Impact) the same margin away in third. Deep Impact, a seven-time... Read More

Australia Latest

Six for Camelot Coolmore’s Camelot (Montjeu) sired his sixth individual elite level winner when Sir Dragonet (5 h ex Sparrow by Oasis Dream) triumphed in the 100th running of the Cox Plate (Gr 1, 2040m) at Moonee Valley yesterday. Formerly trained in Ireland by Aidan O’Brien, he was last seen running second to Magical (Galileo) in the Tattersalls Gold Cup (Gr 1, 1m2f) and was winning for the third time in ten starts as he made a successful debut for the Ciaron Maher and David Eustace team... Read More

New Zealand Latest

Extreme Choice off the mark in NZ Palamos (2 c ex Unrevealed by Forest Wildcat) could be set for the Karaka Million (RL, 1200m) at Ellerslie in January after the Extreme Choice (Not A Single Doubt) colt won his first start at Te Rapa yesterday and providing his Newgate Farm-based sire with his maiden first crop winner. Later, Tiger Of Malay won at Randwick to provide Extreme Choice’s second first crop winner. Palamos, who was purchased by Te Akau’s David Ellis for NZ$85,000 from Ainsley D... Read More