• Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe: Dermot Weld hopes for Alex Ferguson's Midas touch
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    Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe: Dermot Weld hopes for Alex Ferguson's Midas touch

    Ferguson, an avid horse racing fan, penned the foreword to Weld's 2009 autobiography "Vintage Crop: Against All Odds," offering some sage advice that could be equally be applied to his own footballing philosophy. "For me, he wrote about knowing your horses and knowing their weaknesses so that can become a strength," Weld explains. "So it's not always the best horse that might win a race but the right horse for that race." On Sunday, Weld hopes his Fergie-esque Midas touch strikes once again with the Aga Khan-owned Harzand in the 95th running of the prestigious Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. It would be the latest twist in a colorful life that has even seen him played by the Irish actor Brendan Gleeson

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    Horse racing-Trainer Mullins and Gigginstown part company

    Two of the biggest names in Irish horse racing, champion trainer Willie Mullins and the Gigginstown House stud owned by Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary, have parted ways. "Everyone who comes into my yard is treated the same," added Mullins, Ireland's champion trainer for the last nine years.

  • Road to the Cup: Three heating up, three cooling down
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    Road to the Cup: Three heating up, three cooling down

    Mike Curry | America's Best Racing The path to the 2016 Breeders' Cup is a road with plenty of ups and downs as talented racehorses vie for a spot in one of 13 championship races. This blog provides a capsule look at three horses who are heating up on the Road to the Breeders' Cup World Championships and three horses whose Breeders' Cup chances are not quite as strong as they were a week or two ago. For this week's edition, the two major races were restricted to 3-year-olds and that's where the results took us for each of the names below. I think we can say at least one sophomore emerged as a probable favorite for a race on the Breeders' Cup World Championships card, while quite a few other 3-year-olds