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Godolphin Star Bounces Back At Deauville

Godolphin colt Pinatubo got back on the winning trail with a stylish victory in the Group One Prix Jean Prat at Deauville. Charlie Appleby’s stable star was crowned last season’s champion two-year-old after an unbeaten six-race campaign – and was unsurprisingly all the rage for last month’s 2000 Guineas. However, the Shamardal colt could finish[...]
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Ghaiyyath Beats Enable In Eclipse Stakes

Godolphin star Ghaiyyath wrested away Enable’s Eclipse Stakes crown with a relentless front-running victory at Sandown. Charlie Appleby’s remorseless galloper led after the first furlong and was never headed as he added his second successive Group One following last month’s success in the Coronation Cup at Newmarket. Enable, having her first run of the campaign[...]
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Internationals Long Odds For Spring: RV

The chances of having international runners at this year’s Melbourne’s spring carnival are unlikely, but Racing Victoria says it hasn’t given up trying to attract overseas talent. Racing Victoria’s international scout Paul Bloodworth has been keeping in contact with overseas trainers, but as the COVID-19 situation sits he doubts there will be any internationally trained[...]
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Appleby With Two Strong Chances At Sandown

Lighter on starters than recent springs in Victoria, Godolphin’s English trainer Charlie Appleby gets the chance to claim his first win of this year’s carnival at Sandown. Appleby has had nine winners spanning the previous three spring carnivals in Victoria, highlighted by Cross Counter’s Melbourne Cup triumph 12 months ago. But Cross Counter has been[...]
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Cross Counter Chases Slice Of Cup History

Cross Counter is striving to achieve what no international horse has before but connections are bullish about the stayer’s prospects of becoming a dual Melbourne Cup winner. The Charlie Appleby-trained Cross Counter stormed to victory last year at Flemington as a northern hemisphere three-year-old and the Godolphin-owned gelding is back 12 months later to try[...]
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Cross Counter Among 80 Cup First Acceptors

Defending titleholder Cross Counter headlines 80 first acceptors for this year’s $8 million Melbourne Cup which includes 18 other internationally trained horses. First acceptances for the 3200m race at Flemington on November 5 closed on Tuesday, with Cross Counter and his Charlie Appleby-trained stablemate Ispolini among the acceptors while champion Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien has[...]
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Pinatubo Awesome In Group One Win

Godolphin colt Pinatubo has produced an astonishing performance to land the Vincent O’Brien National Stakes at the Curragh by nine lengths. The Charlie Appleby-trained two-year-old was sent out the 1-3 favourite to maintain his unbeaten record at his fifth start on Sunday (Monday AEST). Always travelling sweetly for William Buick, Pinatubo cruised to the front[...]
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Cross Counter Given 57.5kg For Cup Defence

Defending champion Cross Counter has been given 57.5kg for his attempt at a rare Melbourne Cup double. Prepared by Charlie Appleby for Godolphin, Cross Counter became the first English-trained horse to win the Melbourne Cup last year, storming home in the 3200m handicap at Flemington as a northern hemisphere three-year-old. Racing Victoria’s chief handicapper Greg[...]
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Ghaiyyath Races Into Arc Calculations

Godolphin’s Ghaiyyath has cemented his claims for the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe with a dominant display in the Grosser Preis von Baden at Baden-Baden in Germany. His victory is another international Group One win for Melbourne Cup-winning trainer Charlie Appleby. The four-year-old showed the opposition no mercy, galloping his rivals into the ground as[...]
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