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Kellie Reilly

Kellie Reilly is a journalist and turf writer specializing in international horse racing.

Five up-and-comers to follow at 2022 Dubai World Cup Carnival
Five up-and-comers to follow at 2022 Dubai World Cup Carnival

2022-01-13T18:34:15.188ZKellie Reilly

As the Dubai Carnival begins Friday, here are five up-and-comers who have impressed recently at Meydan.
American Icon, McLaren Vale hot prospects for Gun Runner
American Icon, McLaren Vale hot prospects for Gun Runner

2022-01-10T14:28:38.015ZKellie Reilly

Crowning his record-setting season as a freshman sire, Gun Runner closed out 2021 strong with seven new winners between Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. We’ll focus on the four most promising prospects who could join the 2022 Kentucky Derby (G1) trail.
Top 10 themes to watch on horse racing scene for 2022
Top 10 themes to watch on horse racing scene for 2022

2022-01-03T17:23:19.035ZKellie Reilly

Horse racing fans have plenty to look forward to in 2022, so it’s not easy to sift through the possibilities for a “Top 10” list. Here are the themes – and horses – who intrigue me the most as we turn the calendar for a brand new season.
2021 in review: Seven best storylines in international horse racing
2021 in review: Seven best storylines in international horse racing

2021-12-31T23:57:55.356ZKellie Reilly

Just as 2021 threw some curveballs in the life of the world at large, this passing year also served up a few unexpected plot twists in international Thoroughbred racing. With my Northern Hemisphere-centric focus, here are my seven favorite storylines of the season.
2021 in review: Top 10 thrilling finishes in U.S. horse racing
2021 in review: Top 10 thrilling finishes in U.S. horse racing

2021-12-31T00:41:46.920ZKellie Reilly

For my look back at the American Thoroughbred racing scene of 2021, I’d like to highlight the year’s most riveting finishes. From the classic brigade to turf performers, sprinters, and distaffers, several divisions are represented in this Top 10 list.
First-crop sires: Record-setting Gun Runner passes $4 million mark
First-crop sires: Record-setting Gun Runner passes $4 million mark

2021-12-24T17:12:54.449ZKellie Reilly

Led by sure-to-be-champion Echo Zulu, the unbeaten Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) winner, Gun Runner’s progeny have amassed more than $4 million in earnings.
First-Crop Sires: Gun Runner into exclusive Breeders' Cup club
First-Crop Sires: Gun Runner into exclusive Breeders' Cup club

2021-11-08T20:51:46.994ZKellie Reilly

Four years after Gun Runner won the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), his first-crop daughter Echo Zulu took out the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1).
Breeders' Cup stars Knicks Go, Life Is Good eye Pegasus World Cup
Breeders' Cup stars Knicks Go, Life Is Good eye Pegasus World Cup

2021-11-08T00:52:59.297ZKellie Reilly

After Knicks Go and Life Is Good ran their rivals ragged in their respective Breeders’ Cup races on Saturday, a burning question presented itself: what might have happened if they’d squared off against each other? If all goes according to plan over the next couple of months, we’re likely to have an answer, because both are pointing to the Jan. 29 Pegasus World Cup (G1).
Trends, angles to note for 2021 Breeders' Cup turf races
Trends, angles to note for 2021 Breeders' Cup turf races

2021-11-04T15:43:13.998ZKellie Reilly

To borrow an observation from the iconic jockey Frankie Dettori, the Europe-versus-America dynamic in the Breeders’ Cup is reminiscent of golf’s Ryder Cup. While the parallel extends to American success in a few of the turf races, others have been more evenly matched, and Europeans remain historically dominant in the 1 1/2-mile Turf (G1).
Breeders' Cup International Scouting Report: Jasper Great
Breeders' Cup International Scouting Report: Jasper Great

2021-11-03T17:34:30.195ZKellie Reilly

From the first crop of the late champion Arrogate, Jasper Great sports a superb pedigree as well as an imperious debut victory on the dirt at Hanshin.
Breeders' Cup International Scouting Report: Loves Only You
Breeders' Cup International Scouting Report: Loves Only You

2021-10-31T20:54:36.640ZKellie Reilly

The complete Breeders’ Cup International Scouting Report, covering Friday and Saturday, will be available on Brisnet.com early in the week. Here is a sample featuring the top contender from Team Japan, Loves Only You.
Breeders' Cup: Top seven Turf moments
Breeders' Cup: Top seven Turf moments

2021-10-26T19:36:11.713ZKellie Reilly

The Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) has served up thrillers and poignant moments over the course of its 37-year history. In the spirit of last week’s walk down memory lane for the Mile (G1), here are my top seven editions of the Turf.
Breeders' Cup: Six under-the-radar internationals to watch
Breeders' Cup: Six under-the-radar internationals to watch

2021-10-21T21:29:33.479ZKellie Reilly

Aside from the big names, a few internationals not as well-known stateside are worth a look.