Tag: Magical

Authentic's dynamic victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic earned him the No. 2 spot on Longines 2020 World Racing Awards. (Image: Breeders' Cup)

Authentic Ranked Second to Ghaiyyath in 2020 World Racing Awards

Two days before his expected coronation as Horse of the Year, Authentic took home the No. 2 spot in the 2020 Longines World Racing Awards. This translates to the Into Mischief colt being named the second-ranked horse in the world. It also translates into Authentic earning top honors as the […]

Ryan Moore and Danon Smash took the Hong Kong International Sprint by a half-length. That gave Moore the HKIR riding Grand Slam, victories in all four HKIR events. (Image: Hong Kong Jockey Club)

Ryan Moore Grand Slams His Way to Rare Hong Kong International Feat

Jockey Ryan Moore joined select company on Saturday, completing the Hong Kong International Racing Grand Slam by winning the Hong Kong International Sprint aboard Japanese horse, Danon Smash. That gave Moore the Hong Kong International Races double. Earlier, he captured his third Hong Kong Vase aboard Aidan O’Brien’s Mogul. But […]

Magical is a worthy 5/2 favorite to put stellar trainer Aidan O'Brien atop the Breeders' Cup Turf mountain. (Image: Simon Cooper/PA Wire)

Despite Slump, O’Brien Casts a Magical Spell Over the Breeders’ Cup Turf

Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien enjoys a wonderfully magical training career, generally free of moguls or other bumps. But as he sends Magical and Mogul out in search of his seventh Breeders’ Cup Turf title, O’Brien does so along an uncharacteristically bumpy road on this side of the Atlantic. Whatever Irish […]

Ghaiyyath's 8 1/2-length beatdown of his rivals in February's Millennium Stakes was one of four 2020 victories. The No. 1-ranked turf horse in the world retired Monday. (Image: Godolphin)

No. 1-Ranked Ghaiyyath Retires, Won’t Run Breeders’ Cup

Ghaiyyath, the No. 1-ranked turf horse in the world, retired from racing Monday after his connections discovered muscle soreness in his legs after a routine workout. Godolphin, the international racing conglomerate that owns Ghaiyyath, announced the retirement in a statement. The sudden retirement means Ghaiyyath won’t run next month’s Breeders’ […]