Racing

Order Of St George flies home in the Gold Cup

Filed on 16 Jun 2016 @ 17:04

The Aidan O'Brien-trained Order Of St George (Galileo) (10/11 favourite) overcame trouble in running to run out a very impressive winner of the Group One Gold Cup in Honour of the Queen's 90th Birthday and demonstrate trainer Aidan O'Brien's superiority in the race by providing the Ballydoyle trainer a record seventh Gold Cup success. The Irish handler also gained his 51th victory at Royal Ascot and third win of the week following Caravaggio (Coventry Stakes) and Even Song (Ribblesdale Stakes).

Even Song gives O'Brien his 50th Royal Ascot winner

Filed on 16 Jun 2016 @ 15:57

Aidan O'Brien reached a significant milestone after Even Song (Mastercraftsman) gave the trainer his 50th Royal Ascot winner when running out the impressive one and a half length winner of the Group Two Ribblesdale Stakes this afternoon.

Hawkbill scores for Godolphin in the Tercentenary

Filed on 16 Jun 2016 @ 15:34

Charlie Appleby was delighted with the performance of Hawkbill (Kitten's Joy), who gave the trainer his second Royal Ascot success when running out the one and a quarter length winner of the Group Three Tercentenary Stakes at Royal Ascot on Thursday.

Prince Of Lir confirms form with The Last Lion with Norfolk victory

Filed on 16 Jun 2016 @ 15:30

The Robert Cowell-trained two-year-old Prince Of Lir (Kodiac) was one of the first off the bridle in the Group Two Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot on Thursday, but he stuck to his task well and stayed on strongly in the final furlong to extend his unbeaten record. Jockey Luke Morris was all smiles after he registered his first Royal Ascot winner.

Persuasive unbeaten after Sandringham victory

Filed on 16 Jun 2016 @ 08:04

The John Gosden-trained Persuasive (Dark Angel) extended her perfect record to four by running out the impressive one and a quarter length winner of the Listed Sandringham Handicap at Royal Ascot on Wednesday.

My Dream Boat gets up in the Prince of Wales's Stakes

Filed on 16 Jun 2016 @ 08:00

The Clive Cox-trained My Dream Boat (Lord Shanakill) ran out a shock 16/1 victor of the Group One Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot on Wednesday.

Having finished a well-beaten fifth behind today's warm favourite, the Japanese raider A Shin Hikari in the Prix d'Isaphan at Chantilly last month, Cox's charge dramatically reversed placings this time around.

Usherette quickens clear in the Duke of Cambridge

Filed on 16 Jun 2016 @ 07:56

The Andre Fabre-trained Usherette (Shamardal) came home a easy two-and-a-quarter lengths winner in Tuesday's Group Two Duke of Cambridge Stakes at Royal Ascot to give Godolphin another success following Ribchester in the first and a 25/1 double.

Lady Aurelia phenomenal in the Queen Mary

Filed on 16 Jun 2016 @ 07:51

Trainer Wesley Ward gained his third success in the Queen Mary Stakes following the victory of the well-backed 2/1 favourite Lady Aurelia (Scat Daddy) on Tuesday.

Ribchester powers clear in the Jersey Stakes

Filed on 16 Jun 2016 @ 07:48

Sheikh Mohammed's format for buying horses proven for other owners is nothing new, but now he tends to leave them with their trainers, rather than redirect them. That paid off in Tuesday's Jersey Stakes over seven furlongs when Ribchester (Iffraaj), who was bought from David Armstrong in the autumn, won in good style for trainer Richard Fahey. The 7/1 winner, who carried the colours of Godolphin and was ridden by retained jockey William Buick, scored by two and a quarter lengths and a head from Thikriyaat and Forge. On his previous start, Ribchester had finished third in the QIPCO 2000 Guineas behind Galileo Gold, who yesterday won the Group One St James's Palace Stakes.

Kodiac's Ardad bursts clear in the Windsor Castle

Filed on 15 Jun 2016 @ 08:19

Robert Havlin gained his first Royal Ascot winner courtesy of 20/1 shot Ardad (Kodiac) in the Listed Windsor Castle Stakes on Tuesday. Havlin held up the two-year-old in midfield early on before unleashing the son of Kodiac's devastating turn of foot inside the final furlong.

Galileo Gold stars in St James's Palace clash of Guineas winners

Filed on 14 Jun 2016 @ 15:27

The St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot on Tuesday saw a clash of three Guineas winners, and it was Newmarket hero Galileo Gold (Paco Boy) that came out on top, beating French Guineas winner The Gurkha with Irish 2,000 Guineas winner Awtaad taking third.

Profitable wins his Group One in the King's Stand

Filed on 14 Jun 2016 @ 15:22

The Clive Cox-trained Profitable (Invincible Spirit) has been a progressive force as a four year old this season, winning the Palace House and Temple Stakes, and he took a further step forward at Royal Ascot on Tuesday when winning the Group One King's Stand Stakes by a neck from Cotai Glory.

Caravaggio storms clear in the Coventry

Filed on 14 Jun 2016 @ 14:41

Scat Daddy colt gives Aidan O'Brien his eighth winner in the race

The Aidan O'Brien-trained Caravaggio (Scat Daddy) remains unbeaten in three starts after showing a sustained burst of speed under Ryan Moore to win the Group Two Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot on Tuesday.

American mare Tepin sees off Belardo in the Queen Anne

Filed on 14 Jun 2016 @ 14:16

America's star mare Tepin (Bernstein) was an emphatic winner of the Group One Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot on Tuesday, showing real resolution in the final furlomng to hold off the challenge of Lockinge Stakes winner Belardo.

Jet Setting sells for £1.3m at the Goffs London Sale

Filed on 14 Jun 2016 @ 14:12

Classic winner Jet Setting (Fast Company) topped the third renewal of Goffs London Sale in association with QIPCO on Monday when selling to the China Horse Club for £1.3 million – a dream result for vendors the Equine Growth Partners, who bought the filly for 12,000 gns at the Tattersalls Autumn HIT Sale last October.

Abingdon strikes in Newbury Listed feature

Filed on 9 Jun 2016 @ 16:07

Street Cry filly wins Lord Weinstock Memorial Stakes for Ballymacoll Stud

The Listed Lord Weinstock Memorial EBF Stallions Stakes at Newbury on Thursday was won by the late owner's Ballymacoll Stud. Their homebred daughter of Street Cry, Abingdon (Street Cry) built on an Ascot maiden win to take this listed event in her stride under Ryan Moore, beating the fast-finishing Beauly by half a length. The favourite Snow Moon had to settle for third.

Nemoralia pleasing Noseda before Coronation date

Filed on 9 Jun 2016 @ 16:03

Trainer Jeremy Noseda is hopeful of a big run from three year old filly Nemoralia (More Than Ready) in next week's Coronation Stakes and said today in Newmarket: "I have been delighted with Nemoralia since she won at York and she has moved forward since then.

Palmer: Galileo Gold peaking again before the St James's Palace

Filed on 9 Jun 2016 @ 15:59

Trainer Hugo Palmer is looking forward to running Galileo Gold in the St James's Palace Stakes,a nd speaking at Newmarket on Thursday declared: "I was immensely proud of Galileo Gold's win in the QIPCO 2000 Guineas. It seems a long time ago now but was only six weeks ago.

Fair Eva makes it three winners from four runners for Frankel

Filed on 8 Jun 2016 @ 15:20

Juddmonte homebred Fair Eva (Frankel) became the first runner by Frankel to sport the silks of the freshman sire's owner Prince Khalid Abdulla when running at Haydock on Wednesday.

English, Irish and French Guineas winners set to meet in the St James's Palace Stakes

Filed on 8 Jun 2016 @ 13:57

The Group One St James's Palace Stakes over a mile at Royal Ascot on Tuesday looks set to reveal the star miler of the Classic generation, with Hugo Palmer's 2000 Guineas winner Galileo Gold, Kevin Prendergast's Irish 2,000 Guineas winner Awtaad and Aidan O'Brien's Poule d'Essai des Poulains The Gurkha among the 15 six-day entries.

Postponed heads 39 in the King George

Filed on 8 Jun 2016 @ 13:55

Harzand and Minding head 14 three-year-old entries

Last year's winner Postponed heads an entry of 39 for the £1.15-million Group One King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Sponsored by QIPCO) at Ascot on Saturday, July 23.

Wootton Bassett's Almanzor wins the Prix du Jockey Club

Filed on 6 Jun 2016 @ 07:59

The Jean-Claude Rouget-trained Almanzor (Wootton Bassett) won the Group One Prix du Jockey Club at Chantilly on Sunday, swooping with a well-timed challenge under Jean-Bernard Eyquem to beat Zarak by a length and a half. Dicton took third a further length and three-quarters away.

Harzand wins the Derby for Sea The Stars

Filed on 4 Jun 2016 @ 15:48

Weld-trained Ballysax winner denies US Army Ranger

The Aga Khan's homebred Harzand (Sea The Stars) won the Group One Investec Derby at Epsom on Saturday, quickening clear in the straight under Pat Smullen and finding plenty under pressure to see off the persistent challenge from US Army Ranger and Idaho.

Postponed hits a new high in the Coronation Cup

Filed on 4 Jun 2016 @ 15:40

KIng George defence next for son of Dubawi

The Roger Varian-trained Postponed (Dubawi) was better than ever when surging clear of high class rivals to win the Group One Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Cup at Epsom. This was the third Group One win for the son of Dubawi, and his fifth straight win since winning last season's King George.

Epsom Icon quickens clear in the Princess Elizabeth Stakes

Filed on 4 Jun 2016 @ 15:25

The Mick Channon-trained Epsom Icon (Sixties Icon) ran out the commanding three and a half length winner of the Princess Elizabeth Stakes (sponsored by Investec) at Epsom Downs on Saturday.