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Kellie Reilly

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

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.
Breeders' Cup: Top seven Mile memories
Breeders' Cup: Top seven Mile memories

2021-10-19T18:40:39.742ZKellie Reilly

As we gear up for Breeders’ Cup 2021, thoughts turn to championships past. Here’s my idea of the seven most memorable runnings of the Mile (G1).
International scouting reports for 2021 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup
International scouting reports for 2021 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup

2021-10-15T15:21:36.291ZKellie Reilly

Irish 1000 Guineas (G1) winner Empress Josephine is the best of the trio of Europeans set for Saturday’s Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (G1) at Keeneland. We’ll give a quick update on her before examining the stateside debutantes – fellow Irish invader Nicest and progressive British shipper Cloudy Dawn.
Keeneland International Scouting Reports: Order of Australia, Empress Josephine
Keeneland International Scouting Reports: Order of Australia, Empress Josephine

2021-10-07T21:58:34.508ZKellie Reilly

Trainer Aidan O’Brien has dispatched a trio of high-profile runners for Breeders’ Cup preps on Saturday. Since Japan was covered in a recent scouting report, we’ll give a quick update on him before focusing on the two in “Win and You’re In” events at Keeneland – Order of Australia and Empress Josephine.
First-crop sires: Echo Zulu rolls, Concept breaks through for Gun Runner
First-crop sires: Echo Zulu rolls, Concept breaks through for Gun Runner

2021-10-05T15:54:22.680ZKellie Reilly

Still the leading freshman sire, Gun Runner also tops the overall juvenile sire list, as his first-crop progeny has earned more than two-year-olds by established patriarchs like Into Mischief.
Summer and Natalma international scouting reports: Albahr, Wild Beauty
Summer and Natalma international scouting reports: Albahr, Wild Beauty

2021-09-17T16:30:51.660ZKellie Reilly

Canadian International (G1) contender Walton Street has brought a couple of Charlie Appleby stablemates along for Sunday’s Breeders’ Cup Challenge races at Woodbine.

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Jockey Club Oaks international scouting reports: Harajuku, Creative Flair
Jockey Club Oaks international scouting reports: Harajuku, Creative Flair

2021-09-16T18:09:58.229ZKellie Reilly

Saturday’s Jockey Club Oaks has lured two international shippers. Godolphin’s Creative Flair hopes for better luck than her third in the Saratoga Oaks (G3), and French maestro Andre Fabre sends Harajuku to Belmont Park.
Jockey Club Derby international scouting report: Yibir takes on Bolshoi Ballet
Jockey Club Derby international scouting report: Yibir takes on Bolshoi Ballet

2021-09-16T17:52:06.523ZKellie Reilly

Yibir will take on the top two from the Belmont Derby (G1), Bolshoi Ballet and Tokyo Gold, as well as Saratoga Derby (G1) runner-up Soldier Rising, in the Jockey Club Derby at Belmont Park.
Woodbine Mile international scouting report: Duke of Hazzard meets old foe Space Traveller
Woodbine Mile international scouting report: Duke of Hazzard meets old foe Space Traveller

2021-09-15T20:38:28.253ZKellie Reilly

The lone European shipper in the Woodbine Mile (G1), Duke of Hazzard, renews rivalry with recent import Space Traveller.
Canadian International scouting reports: Walton Street, Desert Encounter
Canadian International scouting reports: Walton Street, Desert Encounter

2021-09-15T19:10:07.913ZKellie Reilly

European shippers have won nine of the last 10 editions of the Canadian International (G1). Two-time defending champ Desert Encounter and Walton Street will try to prolong the trend.
Flightline's itinerary a hot topic after 117 Brisnet Speed rating
Flightline's itinerary a hot topic after 117 Brisnet Speed rating

2021-09-07T13:24:06.933ZKellie Reilly

“Beautiful looker, great action, has the talent. Is this the next superstar?” Track announcer Trevor Denman aptly summed up Flightline’s tour de force in Sunday’s 8TH race at Del Mar.
Flower Bowl Stakes international scouting report: American Bridge
Flower Bowl Stakes international scouting report: American Bridge

2021-09-03T18:11:16.634ZKellie Reilly

Although American Bridge comes to Saratoga by way of a lower-profile path – the French provinces and Italy – she enters Saturday’s Flower Bowl S. (G1) on the upswing with some sneaky collateral form.

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Japan's white filly Sodashi could seek 'Sho-time' on world stage for horse racing
Japan's white filly Sodashi could seek 'Sho-time' on world stage for horse racing

2021-08-31T18:59:29.605ZKellie Reilly

Japanese champion racehorse Sodashi has sparked a comparison to Major League Baseball star Shohei Ohtani, according to a recent Yahoo News report in Japan.

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