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Kellie Reilly

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

Beverly D. international scouting report: Lily Pond
Beverly D. international scouting report: Lily Pond

2022-08-11T21:32:04.769ZKellie Reilly

One year after Aidan O’Brien finally won his first Beverly D. (G1), the master of Ballydoyle bids to make it two in a row.
Flightline closes at 2-1 in Breeders' Cup Classic Future Wager Pool 1
Flightline closes at 2-1 in Breeders' Cup Classic Future Wager Pool 1

2022-08-08T17:35:59.587ZKellie Reilly

When betting on Pool 1 of the Breeders’ Cup Classic Future Wager began Friday, Flightline was the slight 3-1 favorite from the 7-2 Life Is Good on the morning line. By the time wagering closed Sunday evening, Flightline had hardened into 2-1 favoritism.
Breeders' Cup Classic Future Wager: Flightline installed as 3-1 favorite in Pool 1
Breeders' Cup Classic Future Wager: Flightline installed as 3-1 favorite in Pool 1

2022-08-04T17:25:25.752ZKellie Reilly

Pool 1 of the new Breeders’ Cup Classic Future Wager (BCCFW) opens at noon (ET) Friday, with unbeaten Metropolitan H. (G1) star Flightline installed as the 3-1 morning-line favorite.
Seven best Arlington Million winners
Seven best Arlington Million winners

2022-08-04T00:15:29.000ZKellie Reilly

Arlington’s iconic turf race has been transferred to Churchill Downs in 2022. In anticipation of the Aug. 13 renewal, here’s my idea of the seven best Arlington Million heroes.
First-crop sires: Good Magic has Hopeful candidate in Blazing Sevens
First-crop sires: Good Magic has Hopeful candidate in Blazing Sevens

2022-08-02T15:06:29.788ZKellie Reilly

Good Magic checks multiple boxes for stud appeal. A $1 million yearling, by a Hall of Famer and from a productive family, he developed into a champion juvenile and Grade 1-winning classic performer at three.
2022 Royal Ascot: Selections for Saturday
2022 Royal Ascot: Selections for Saturday

2022-06-17T14:22:47.191ZKellie Reilly

Saturday’s grand finale at Royal Ascot showcases prohibitive favorites in two of the stakes events, but the marquee sprints could be ripe for big prices. Fifteen were declared for the Jersey (G3), and a 27-horse cavalry charge is lining up for the Platinum Jubilee (G1).
2022 Royal Ascot: Selections for Wednesday
2022 Royal Ascot: Selections for Wednesday

2022-06-14T17:30:38.678ZKellie Reilly

Wednesday’s card at Royal Ascot centers on the Prince of Wales’s (G1), a “Win and You’re In” for the Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1). A small but select field of five, with a muddled pace scenario, could make things trickier for the favorites.
2022 Royal Ascot: Selections for Tuesday
2022 Royal Ascot: Selections for Tuesday

2022-06-13T14:45:24.522ZKellie Reilly

Tuesday’s opening-day card at Royal Ascot features three Group 1 contests, two of them Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” events, plus a Group 2 replete with up-and-coming juveniles.
Shahryar, Grenadier Guards fly flag for Japan at 2022 Royal Ascot
Shahryar, Grenadier Guards fly flag for Japan at 2022 Royal Ascot

2022-06-12T23:55:03.000ZKellie Reilly

Shahryar has the credentials to amend Japan's Royal Ascot record in the Prince of Wales’s (G1).
A longshot for every day of Royal Ascot 2022
A longshot for every day of Royal Ascot 2022

2022-06-12T02:03:42.537ZKellie Reilly

While Royal Ascot showcases the talents of the superstars, the ultra-competitiveness of the summer festival can also produce some big prices. Here are five contenders likely to get overlooked amid the depth on offer.
Five British stars to watch at 2022 Royal Ascot
Five British stars to watch at 2022 Royal Ascot

2022-06-11T20:09:50.000ZKellie Reilly

Here are five celebrities who can light up each day at Royal Ascot for the home team.
Ward's Golden Pal, Campanelle top American hopes at 2022 Royal Ascot
Ward's Golden Pal, Campanelle top American hopes at 2022 Royal Ascot

2022-06-11T14:54:55.000ZKellie Reilly

Twelve-time Royal Ascot winner Wesley Ward returns to the June 14-18 meeting with Golden Pal and Campanelle leading his team. But a few other American-based horsemen are also taking the plunge.
2022 Belmont Stakes one-liners
2022 Belmont Stakes one-liners

2022-06-10T18:34:26.613ZKellie Reilly

The Triple Crown trail reaches its final destination in the 154th Belmont S. (G1) on Saturday.