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Sweet Estidhkaar after he won the Champagne Stakes at Doncaster, 13 September 2014.
A special little colt. <3
Congratulations to all connections! :-)
Photo: Tom Thurgood on Twitter

racinglegends:

Sweet Estidhkaar after he won the Champagne Stakes at Doncaster, 13 September 2014.

A special little colt. <3

Congratulations to all connections! :-)

Photo: Tom Thurgood on Twitter

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September

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Happy and long retirement to American Champion Three-year-old Colt of 2013, Will Take Charge. &lt;3
The now four-year-old son of the late Unbridled’s Song and Take Charge Lady ran 21 times and won seven races, including the 2013 Rebel Stakes, Travers Stakes, Pennsylvania Derby, Clark Handicap and the 2014 Oaklawn Handicap.
He had suffered a mild suspensory strain, and would miss his final two scheduled starts, the Jockey Club Gold Cup on Saturday, 27 September, the Breeders’ Cup Classic in early November, which he just missed by a little nose last year.
He will retire to Three Chimneys Farm, where he will begin his stud duties in 2015.Announced on 21 September 2014.
I am going to miss that lovely white nose on the track. 
Read more here.
Photo: Skip Dickstein/Times UnionWill Take Charge at the Oklahoma Training Track, 18 Septemer 2013

racinglegends:

Happy and long retirement to American Champion Three-year-old Colt of 2013, Will Take Charge. <3

The now four-year-old son of the late Unbridled’s Song and Take Charge Lady ran 21 times and won seven races, including the 2013 Rebel Stakes, Travers Stakes, Pennsylvania Derby, Clark Handicap and the 2014 Oaklawn Handicap.

He had suffered a mild suspensory strain, and would miss his final two scheduled starts, the Jockey Club Gold Cup on Saturday, 27 September, the Breeders’ Cup Classic in early November, which he just missed by a little nose last year.

He will retire to Three Chimneys Farm, where he will begin his stud duties in 2015.
Announced on 21 September 2014.

I am going to miss that lovely white nose on the track. 

Read more here.

Photo: Skip Dickstein/Times Union
Will Take Charge at the Oklahoma Training Track, 18 Septemer 2013

22

September

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This photo was reblogged from racinglegends and originally by racinglegends.

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Estidhkaar and Paul Hanagan win the Superlative Stakes at Newmarket in an impressive style, July 2014.
Photo source: X

racinglegends:

Estidhkaar and Paul Hanagan win the Superlative Stakes at Newmarket in an impressive style, July 2014.

Photo source: X

22

September

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This photo was reblogged from racinglegends and originally by racinglegends.

racinglegends:

Ruler Of The World is back! He won the Prix Foy at Longchamp on 14 September 2014 with Frankie Dettori on board, and is “in the Arc mix”. 

Flintshire, who also is considered a contender for the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, with Maxime Guyon (pink cap) second, Spiritjim and Christophe-Patrice Lemaire (pink silks, far side) third, Au Revoir and Pierre-Charles Boudot (white cap) fourth, Kingsbarns and Ryan Moore (navy blue silks) fifth, and Meleagros with Adrien Fouassier sixth.

Congratulations to all connections! :-)

Photos: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images Europe

22

September

9 notes

This photo was reblogged from racinglegends and originally by racinglegends.

Sweet Estidhkaar after he won the Champagne Stakes at Doncaster, 13 September 2014.
A special little colt. &lt;3
Congratulations to all connections! :-)
Photo: Tom Thurgood on Twitter

Sweet Estidhkaar after he won the Champagne Stakes at Doncaster, 13 September 2014.

A special little colt. <3

Congratulations to all connections! :-)

Photo: Tom Thurgood on Twitter

22

September

9 notes

#Estidhkaar

Happy and long retirement to American Champion Three-year-old Colt of 2013, Will Take Charge. &lt;3
The now four-year-old son of the late Unbridled&#8217;s Song and Take Charge Lady ran 21 times and won seven races, including the 2013 Rebel Stakes, Travers Stakes, Pennsylvania Derby, Clark Handicap and the 2014 Oaklawn Handicap.
He had suffered a mild suspensory strain, and would miss his final two scheduled starts, the Jockey Club Gold Cup on Saturday, 27 September, the Breeders’ Cup Classic in early November, which he just missed by a little nose last year.
He will retire to Three Chimneys Farm, where he will begin his stud duties in 2015.Announced on 21 September 2014.
I am going to miss that lovely white nose on the track. 
Read more here.
Photo: Skip Dickstein/Times UnionWill Take Charge at the Oklahoma Training Track, 18 Septemer 2013

Happy and long retirement to American Champion Three-year-old Colt of 2013, Will Take Charge. <3

The now four-year-old son of the late Unbridled’s Song and Take Charge Lady ran 21 times and won seven races, including the 2013 Rebel Stakes, Travers Stakes, Pennsylvania Derby, Clark Handicap and the 2014 Oaklawn Handicap.

He had suffered a mild suspensory strain, and would miss his final two scheduled starts, the Jockey Club Gold Cup on Saturday, 27 September, the Breeders’ Cup Classic in early November, which he just missed by a little nose last year.

He will retire to Three Chimneys Farm, where he will begin his stud duties in 2015.
Announced on 21 September 2014.

I am going to miss that lovely white nose on the track. 

Read more here.

Photo: Skip Dickstein/Times Union
Will Take Charge at the Oklahoma Training Track, 18 Septemer 2013

Updates on the three Prix de l&#8217;Arc de Triomphe contenders from Japan:
&#8220;Just A Way, Harp Star (photo) and Gold Ship, the Japanese contenders for next month&#8217;s (October 2014) Qatar Prix de l&#8217;Arc de Triomphe who had to make their way to France by road from Amsterdam after the flight taking them from Tokyo to Paris was cancelled, arrived at their base in Chantilly on Sunday morning (21 September 2014) after a near 35 hour journey &#8230; The trio, who touched down in Amsterdam at 5pm on Saturday before being driven to the Chantilly training grounds where they will put the finishing touches to their Arc preparations, are fairly prominent in the betting for Europe&#8217;s richest race with Just A Way leading them at 7-1.&#8221;Read more here.
I am happy to hear that they arrived safely at Chantilly. Welcome to Europe superstars!
Photo source: X

Updates on the three Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe contenders from Japan:

Just A Way, Harp Star (photo) and Gold Ship, the Japanese contenders for next month’s (October 2014) Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe who had to make their way to France by road from Amsterdam after the flight taking them from Tokyo to Paris was cancelled, arrived at their base in Chantilly on Sunday morning (21 September 2014) after a near 35 hour journey … The trio, who touched down in Amsterdam at 5pm on Saturday before being driven to the Chantilly training grounds where they will put the finishing touches to their Arc preparations, are fairly prominent in the betting for Europe’s richest race with Just A Way leading them at 7-1.”
Read more here.

I am happy to hear that they arrived safely at Chantilly. Welcome to Europe superstars!

Photo source: X

Ruler Of The World is back! He won the Prix Foy at Longchamp on 14 September 2014 with Frankie Dettori on board, and is “in the Arc mix”. 

Flintshire, who also is considered a contender for the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, with Maxime Guyon (pink cap) second, Spiritjim and Christophe-Patrice Lemaire (pink silks, far side) third, Au Revoir and Pierre-Charles Boudot (white cap) fourth, Kingsbarns and Ryan Moore (navy blue silks) fifth, and Meleagros with Adrien Fouassier sixth.

Congratulations to all connections! :-)

Photos: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images Europe

Japan&#8217;s three Arc hopefulls are delayed due to a strike by Air France.
The strike caused the cancellation of the direct Tokyo-Paris flight, which had been scheduled to carry Just A Way, Harp Star and Gold Ship (photo).
"They&#8217;re now flying into Amsterdam and should arrive there by 5pm (on Saturday, 20 September 2014). After that they&#8217;ll be driven to Chantilly, which takes seven or eight hours, and should arrive between midnight and 2am," said Japan Racing Association representative Fumitaka Tsuruoka.  
Read more here.
Photo source: www.jbis.jp

Japan’s three Arc hopefulls are delayed due to a strike by Air France.

The strike caused the cancellation of the direct Tokyo-Paris flight, which had been scheduled to carry Just A Way, Harp Star and Gold Ship (photo).

"They’re now flying into Amsterdam and should arrive there by 5pm (on Saturday, 20 September 2014). After that they’ll be driven to Chantilly, which takes seven or eight hours, and should arrive between midnight and 2am," said Japan Racing Association representative Fumitaka Tsuruoka.  

Read more here.

Photo source: www.jbis.jp

Baltic Baroness and Maxime Guyon (red/green silks) won the Prix Vermeille by a head over Pomology and William Buick (green silks) at Longchamp on 14 September 2014.

Dolniya and Christophe Soumillon (green silks, white nosebond) third, last year’s winner Trêve and Thierry Jarnet (grey silks) fourth, Sultanina and Ryan Moore (pink silks) fifth, Madame Chiang and Mickäel Barzalona sixth, Siljan’s Saga and Pierre-Charles Boudot seventh, Red Lips and Fabrice Vernon eighth, and Chalnetta with Julien Auge ninth.

Congratulations to all connections. :-)

Photo sources: XX