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Poet's Word wins the Price of Wales's as Cracksman falters

Filed on 21 Jun 2018 @ 10:11

Sir Michael Stoute became the winning-most trainer at Royal Ascot after Poet’s Word (11/2) provided the Newmarket trainer with his 76th victory at the Royal Meeting, getting the better of 2/5 favourite Cracksman in the G1 Prince of Wales’s Stakes.

Signora Cabello swoops in the Queen Mary for Camacho

Filed on 21 Jun 2018 @ 10:07

The John Quinn-trained 25/1 shot Signora Cabello (Camacho) swooped late under Oisin Murphy to capture the first race on day two of Royal Ascot, the G2 Queen Mary Stakes.

The two-year-old daughter of Camacho travelled well throughout the five-furlong contest and ran on strongly in the closing stages to score by a short-head from the Aidan O’Brien-trained Gossamer Wings (25/1) in second, with the same distance back to the well supported Shades Of Blue (5/1), trained by Clive Cox, in third.

Frankel's Without Parole lands the St James's Palace Stakes

Filed on 19 Jun 2018 @ 15:32

The John Gosden-trained Without Parole (Frankel) won the Group One St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot on Tuesday. The son of Frankel took the lead over a furlong out in the mile contest after Ryan Moore had most of the running on the Aidan O'Brien-trained U S Navy Flag.

Godolphin's Blue Point wins the King's Stand

Filed on 19 Jun 2018 @ 15:30

Blue Point (Shamardal) won the Group One King's Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot on Tuesday for Charlie Appleby and William Buick, coming with a strong late run to beat the front-running Battaash. Mabs Cross ran on to claim third with Wesley Ward's raider Lady Aurelia fading into seventh.

Calyx storms to Coventry victory to give Kingman first Group win

Filed on 19 Jun 2018 @ 14:26

The John Gosden-trained Calyx (Kingman) was an impressive winner of the Group Two Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot on Tuesday, bursting clear to race alone on the stands' side, beating his group of rivals out of sight.

Delegator's Accidental Agent wins the Queen Anne

Filed on 19 Jun 2018 @ 13:46

Group One winner for Eve Johnson Houghton

The Group One Queen Anne Stakes over a mile at Royal Ascot on Tuesday saw Accidental Agent (Delegator) spring a 33-1 surprise. This is the first Group One winner for Delegator.

Siyouni's Laurens wins the Prix de Diane

Filed on 19 Jun 2018 @ 09:52

Star filly Laurens (Siyouni) and her connections now have a much-deserved Classic to their names as the three year old filly produced an outstanding performance to land the Group 1 Prix de Diane at Chantilly on Sunday, prompting the team to aim her at the Yorkshire Oaks and Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe later in the season.

Deep Impact's Study Of Man wins the Prix du Jockey-Club

Filed on 4 Jun 2018 @ 15:43

Following an epic struggle Study of Man (Deep Impact) gave trainer Pascal Bary a sixth win in the Qipco Prix du Jockey-Club at Chantilly on Sunday.

The colt held a mid-field position before launching his offensive 300-metres from the wire. Pastacoy (Wootton Bassett), who made his effort at the same time, ran on strongly to claim second from Louis d’Or (Intello).

Mozu Ascot gives Frankel his third G1winner

Filed on 4 Jun 2018 @ 15:41

Japan, 3 June 2018

Mozu Ascot (Frankel) claimed his first graded win in this year’s Yasuda Kinen after being sent off ninth favorite in a field of 16 tying the race record of 1:31.3 set in 2012.

Masar storms to Derby glory for Godolphin

Filed on 4 Jun 2018 @ 15:38

Charlie Appleby was wreathed in smiles as he became the first trainer to provide Godolphin with an Investec Derby victory in their blue colours after Masar stormed to victory in Epsom Downs this afternoon.

Forever Together stays on strongly to give O'Brien seventh Oaks victory

Filed on 4 Jun 2018 @ 15:35

The Aidan O'Brien-trained Forever Together (7/1) stayed on strongly to land the Group One Investec Oaks at Epsom Downs this afternoon.

The result was a red letter day for the O'Brien family as Aidan's son, Donnacha, was on board the three-year-old filly in the premier fillies' Classic and the pair galloped away on the stands' side rail to record a four-and-a-half-length victory from the 5/2 favourite, Wild Illusion.

Cracksman gets up to lift the Coronation Cup

Filed on 4 Jun 2018 @ 15:33

The red-hot favourite Cracksman (Frankel), ridden by Frankie Dettori, left it late but eventually got on top in an eventful running of the Group One Investec Coronation Cup at Epsom Downs on Friday.

Saxon Warrior drawn 1 as 12 declared for the Derby

Filed on 31 May 2018 @ 14:54

A field of 12 horses has been declared to run in the 2018 £1.5 million Investec Derby over a mile and a half at Epsom Downs on Saturday.

Saxon Warrior, pushed out to 11/10 favourite this morning by Unibet, official betting partner of the Investec Derby Festival, heads five contenders for Britain and Ireland's champion Flat trainer, Aidan O'Brien.

Wild Illusion heads nine declared for the Oaks as O'Brien runs five

Filed on 30 May 2018 @ 14:45

A field of nine has been declared to run in the Investec Oaks at Epsom Downs on Friday, June 1.

Wild Illusion (Charlie Appleby/William Buick, drawn 1), 5/2 favourite with Unibet, official betting partner of the Investec Derby Festival, bids to provide owner Godolphin with a fourth victory in the Investec Oaks, following the successes of Kazzia (2002), Balanchine (1995) and Moonshell (1994).

Battaash in good form ahead of Temple Stakes return

Filed on 25 May 2018 @ 09:15

Trainer Charlie Hills is eagerly anticipating the world's top five-furlong horse Battaash (Dark Angel) returning to action in the G2 Armstrong Aggregates Temple Stakes at Haydock Park on Saturday.

Roaring Lion confirmed for the Derby

Filed on 25 May 2018 @ 09:11

Trainer John Gosden has confirmed that last week's G2 Betfred Dante Stakes winner Roaring Lion (6/1) will take his place in the Investec Derby.

The three-year-old son of Kitten's Joy was a good fifth behind Saxon Warrior in the QIPCO 2000 Guineas, having raced up the stands' side rail in the Newmarket mile Classic, and finished a neck second to Aidan O'Brien's charge in the G1 Racing Post Trophy, also over a mile, at Doncaster in October.

O'Brien: Saxon Warrior to progress from Guineas win

Filed on 15 May 2018 @ 13:28

Ballydoyle maestro talks about his team for Epsom

Aidan O'Brien spoke at length on Monday about the talent at his disposal, including star Saxon Warrior, who heads the betting for the G1 Investec Derby, during a media trip by Epsom Downs Racecourse and Investec to Ballydoyle stables in County Tipperary, Ireland.

Shamardal's Hazapour wins the Derrinstown

Filed on 15 May 2018 @ 13:22

Son of half sister to Harzand enters the Derby picture

The Dermot Weld-trained Hazapour (Shamardal) outlined his Investec Derby credentials with a smooth success in the G3 Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial at Leopardstown this afternoon.

Scat Daddy colt tops Arqana Breeze-Up at €825,000

Filed on 15 May 2018 @ 13:15

The final opportunity to acquire a son of Scat Daddy’s last crop in a sales ring materialised in a relentless duel between Nicolas de Watrigant and Jamie McCalmont, who was standing alongside Coolmore’s Mathieu Legars, at the Arqana Breeze-Up Sale on Saturday. The former owners of the late stallion had the final say with a bid of €825,000 for a colt (lot 165) offered by Willie Browne’s Mocklershill. He is from the family of US Graded winners ALLAMERICAN BERTIE, HURRICANE BERTIE as well as BEACH PATROL who ran 2nd in the Gr.1 Turf Classic after the catalogue was printed.

Progressive Addeybb to target the Lockinge Stakes

Filed on 1 May 2018 @ 14:37

The Group One Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes, run over the straight mile for four-year-olds and upwards at Newbury on Saturday, May 19, has 25 contenders going forward following today's scratchings deadline. Fresh from an impressive success in the G2 Bet365 Mile at Sandown Park on April 27, the William Haggas-Addeybb has the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes in his sights.

Unbeaten Luminate wins the Prix Penelope

Filed on 1 May 2018 @ 14:24

Freddy Head's unbeaten Lawman Filly Luminate (Lawman) won the Group Three Prix Penelope at Saint-Cloud on Tuesday, rallying in the latter stages to get the better of Homerique, who had grabbed the lead inside the final furlong.

Cracksman quickens clear to win the Prix Ganay

Filed on 1 May 2018 @ 12:30

Last year's Champion Stakes winner Cracksman (Frankel) showed a blistering turn of foot to win the Group One Prix Ganay at the grand reopening of ParisLongchamp on Sunday.

The John Gosden-trained colt pulled several lengths clear in the final quarter mile and romped home from Wren's Day, who kept on for second place with Cloth Of Stars third. Aidan O'Brien's Rhododendron was fourth.

Expert Eye heads entries for the Greenham Stakes

Filed on 17 Apr 2018 @ 09:59

The Group Three Al Basti Equiworld Supporting Greatwood Greenham Stakes is run over seven furlongs at Newbury on Saturday and the 15 entries for this year's renewal are headed by Sir Michael Stoute's Expert Eye, who connections have confirmed is an intended runner on Saturday. Successful on his debut at Newbury over an extended six furlongs in June last year, the three-year-old son of Acclamation was an impressive winner of the G2 Qatar Vintage Stakes at the Qatar Goodwood Festival in August over seven furlongs.

Gustav Klimt heads to the Guineas after Leopardstown win

Filed on 17 Apr 2018 @ 09:57

Gustav Klimt put himself in the 2000 Guineas picture after winning the Listed Ballylinch Stud 2,000 Guineas Trial at Leopardstown.

Gustav Klimt lengthened well in the final furlong to get on top under Ryan Moore, passing the post 1 ¾ lengths clear, with a long gap back to Kenya in third, as the Dewhurst winner U S Navy Flag disappointed in last.