Kellie Reilly

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

International spotlight: Breeders’ Cup WAYIs on Arc Day 2023

Fri Sep 29 2023Kellie Reilly

The Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1) is figuratively, and almost literally, the centerpiece of the Sunday action at ParisLongchamp, as the fourth of nine races on the fantastic card. Thus the other Group 1s, including four Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” events, are stacked all around it.
International spotlight: 10 storylines for 2023 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

Tue Sep 26 2023Kellie Reilly

Sunday’s €5 million Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1) is living up to its historic legacy as a fascinating intergenerational clash, pitting current classic winners versus older stars.
First-crop sires: Omaha Beach runners hit targets from Del Mar to France

Mon Sep 18 2023Kellie Reilly

Since our opening salvo on Omaha Beach’s juveniles, the freshman sire has added four more winners, for a total of 11, and increased his tally of stakes performers. Let’s catch up with his recent stakes results before focusing on his latest progeny in the win column.
Betting Intelligence: Dea Matrona vs. Dazzling Star in Natalma Stakes

Sat Sep 16 2023Kellie Reilly

In an alternate universe, Dea Matrona might have been the Godolphin shipper in Saturday’s Natalma (G1) at Woodbine, rather than the one making her North American debut for Chad Brown.
International Spotlight: Five BC WAYIs during Irish Champions Festival

Thu Sep 07 2023Kellie Reilly

This weekend’s Irish Champions Festival features a grand total of five Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” contests.
Pedigree notebook: Randomized expands Nyquist's portfolio

Tue Aug 22 2023Kellie Reilly

After Crimson Advocate captured the Queen Mary (G2) at Royal Ascot, and unbeaten New York Thunder rumbled in the Amsterdam (G2) on the Saratoga dirt, Nyquist was in the spotlight as the sire of dazzling sprinters. Now that Randomized carried her speed over 1 1/4 miles in last Saturday’s Alabama (G1), she’s expanded the horizons.
International spotlight: York's Ebor Festival offers Breeders' Cup spots

Mon Aug 21 2023Kellie Reilly

While it’s Travers Week stateside, the British racing scene is focused on the Ebor Festival at York from Wednesday through Saturday. A trio of Breeders’ Cup Challenge events will highlight the first three days, with star power in the Juddmonte International (G1) on Wednesday’s opening day.
First-crop sires: Hopeful-bound Pirate makes waves for Omaha Beach

Fri Aug 18 2023Kellie Reilly

With his fashionable pedigree and exceptional record on the racetrack, Omaha Beach is eligible to become a top sire.
Pedigree notebook: Prime time just beginning for Not This Time

Tue Aug 15 2023Kellie Reilly

It’s been some week for hot young sire Not This Time, from the sales ring at Saratoga to the racecourse at Colonial Downs.
Betting Intelligence: Arlington Million Day

Fri Aug 11 2023Kellie Reilly

From well-bred maiden prospects to well-traveled turf campaigners, compelling racing is in store on Arlington Million Day. Here are some horses to consider on the terrific card at Colonial Downs.
Pedigree notebook: Justify juggernaut rolls on with second-crop juveniles

Tue Aug 08 2023Kellie Reilly

Amid the celebrations of his first Grade 1-winning three-year-olds, Justify is ramping up the momentum with his second crop of juveniles. The undefeated Triple Crown champion has budding stars in both Europe and the United States, on turf and dirt.
International spotlight: Sussex, Nassau serve up Glorious clashes at Goodwood

Mon Jul 31 2023Kellie Reilly

The British summer festivals roll on to Glorious Goodwood this week, with an action-packed five days of racing kicking off on Tuesday.
Two Phil's just one of notables graduating from Colonial Downs

Sun Jul 30 2023Kellie Reilly

In recent years, a number of major performers broke their maidens at Colonial Downs, including Kentucky Derby (G1) runner-up Two Phil’s.