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  1. Big Fish Little Fish hosts Michael Guerin and Craig Thompson cast their expert eye over the fields at Addington Sunday. The post Big Fish Little Fish – Addington – Sunday Nov 29 appeared first on BOAY Racing News. View the full article
  2. Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien has withdrawn two horses from the Longines Hong Kong International Races but Jockey Club officials have confirmed his three other leading chances will compete in the HK$95 million event.Hong Kong Mile entrant Lope Y Fernandez, who came third in the Group One Breeders’ Cup Mile last start, and Irish 1,000 Guineas winner Peaceful, who was invited to the Hong Kong Cup, were both pulled from their respective races on Saturday.While those two losses remove a little bit of… View the full article
  3. Joao Moreira says Sky Darci has all the makings of a leading four-year-old series contender as he takes his biggest step yet at Sha Tin on Sunday.The Caspar Fownes-trained galloper jumps from Class Three to Class One in the Chevalier Cup (1,600m), where he gets in with a featherweight (116 pounds) compared to the burden he comfortably carried to victory last time out (133 pounds).Sky Darci has been a sensation in winning two-from-two at Happy Valley this season, putting in an eye-catching… View the full article
  4. By Michael Guerin The Michelle Wallis/Bernie Hackett team took a huge leap forward to a big milestone with a four-win bag at Alexandra Park on Friday night. But Wallis says the haul isn’t indicative of their stable being as strong as some times in recent years, more the right horses being in the right races. The wife and husband team won with three trotters, Rain Mist And Muscle, Invictus and Special Way as well as three-year-old pacer Blitzembye to take them to 199 career wins as a partnership in New Zealand. It is not the first time they have trained four winners on a night at Alexandra
  5. Dual Australian Group One winner Shadow Hero begins his Hong Kong career on Sunday as one of the best-credentialed horses to be sold to the jurisdiction in recent history.The four-year-old will square off against a host of other leading Derby contenders in the Class Two Chevalier Property Investment Handicap (1,400m) in what shapes as one of the most fascinating contests of the season so far.Highly touted imports Enrich Delight (who previously raced as Chenier), Tourbillon Diamond (Eric The Eel… View the full article
  6. Bodexpress, known for unseating John Velazquez at the start of the 2019 Preakness Stakes (G1), made headlines for a better reason Nov. 27, as the 4-year-old Bodemeister colt turned back Code of Honor to win the Clark Stakes (G1) at Churchill Downs. View the full article
  7. A ground-saving trip carried Arklow to victory in the $203,500 Hollywood Turf Cup (G2T) Nov. 27 at Del Mar. View the full article
  8. Both IAHR and MyRacehorse are heavily aligned in the importance of featuring the countless ways in which behind-the-scenes individuals help the Thoroughbred industry move forward. View the full article
  9. The New York Racing Association could definitely rack up some bonus points with its jockey colony if it moves the $100,000 Fall Highweight Handicap (G3) to the day after Thanksgiving. View the full article
  10. Bodexpress finally got his day. The son of Bodemeister turned back Code of Honor Nov. 27 to win the $500,000 Clark Stakes Presented by Norton Healthcare (G1) at odds of 11-1 at Churchill Downs. View the full article
  11. Throughout her young career, Allen Stable's Mrs. Danvers had displayed flashes of being a filly capable of winning a graded stakes. All it took was some patient handling by a Hall of Fame trainer and a two-turn race to bring it out in her. View the full article
  12. By Joshua Smith, Harness News Desk Southland trainer Steve Baucke brought two horses north to Addington Raceway’s Friday meeting and he went home with the perfect result. Five-year-old mare Swell Time kicked the evening off in style when taking out the opening race on the card, the Teltrac Communications Mobile Pace (1980m). She was launched off the gate by driver Matthew Williamson to take an early lead and Williamson was able to dictate terms throughout, giving Swell Time the reserves to kick clear of her rivals in the straight to win by 2-1/2 lengths over Majorca, with a further 1-3/4 l
  13. By Joshua Smith, Harness News Desk Christmas came early for South Auckland trainers Logan Hollis and Shane Robertson at Alexandra Park on Friday night. Their exciting pacer Christianshavtime outclassed a small but select field to takeout the Congrats “Fergie” On 2000 Wins Mobile Pace (2200m). The son of American Ideal was beaten for gate speed by seven-win gelding Tommy Lincoln and Group Two performer On The Cards and settled three back on the fence. Driver Maurice McKendry bided his time off the pace before positioning his charge in the one-one with 450m to go. Christianshavtime improv
  14. BODEXPRESS (c, 4, Bodemeister–Pied a Terre, by City Zip) had been knocking at the door of a graded victory throughout his career and broke through Friday at the highest level with an 11-1 upset in the GI Clark H. at Churchill Downs. Away alertly, the bay pressed from second early as 99-1 shot Phantom Currency (Goldencents) clocked opening splits of :23.39 and :47.94. Headed by Mr. Freeze (To Honor and Serve) to his inside, Bodexpress maintained his position through three-quarters in 1:12.77. Mr. Freeze took over from Phantom Currency approaching the far turn and Bodexpress ranged up on his out
  15. SWIFTSURE (c, 2, Uncle Mo–Island Saint, by Speightstown) had lit up the Fair Grounds main track in his two most recent morning trials and was no secret at 11-10 to get his career off on a high note. Very alertly into stride, the dark bay colt set a pressured pace down inside from the much more experienced Unitedandresolute (Violence). He easily shrugged off that challenge in upper stretch, pinched a winning break and was punched out to score by three lengths as fellow first-starter Blameworthy (Blame) rallied belatedly. A $95,000 Keeneland September RNA, Swiftsure is the first foal from his da
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