2000 Guineas

Gosden, Dettori Just ‘Too Darn Hot’ In Darley Dewhurst Stakes

Too Darn Hot maintained his unbeaten record by pulling the Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes out of the fire on the climb to the line at Newmarket. Frankie Dettori’s mount looked in a spot of bother in behind horses going into the dip but once switched out, the even-money favorite took off under Dettori to win […]

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Roaring Lion’s Coral-Eclipse Triumph Gives Taylor Made 99th G1 Sales Grad

Kentucky-bred and Taylor Made sold Roaring Lion prevailed by a neck in a hard-fought battle over 2,000 Guineas winner Saxon Warrior to win Saturday’s Group 1 Coral-Eclipse Stakes at Sandown Park. The 3-year-old son of Kitten’s Joy brought $160,000 at the Keeneland September yearling sale, and is now owned by Qatar Racing Limited and trained […]

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Masar Gives Godolphin First Investec Derby Victory

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. The 16/1 shot was always travelling kindly under jockey William Buick and the pair loomed ominously two furlongs from home, as […]

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O’Brien Sends Four In Search Of 12th Tattersalls 2000 Guineas Victory

The Tattersalls Irish Guineas Festival is set for two action packed days of racing at the Curragh racecourse this weekend (Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 May), with highlights including the Tattersalls 2000 Guineas and 1000 Guineas, and Group 1 Tattersalls Gold Cup. On Saturday the colts will take centre stage for the 2000 Guineas with Tattersalls […]

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Weekend Lineup: Memorial Day Racing

A trio of Grade 1 races from Santa Anita Park highlight this weekend’s Memorial Day lineup across North America. Saturday’s card offers the Gold Cup and the Gamely, and the special holiday Monday card is highlighted by the Shoemaker Mile. The hard-knocking Accelerate takes on City of Light and the lightly-raced Bob Baffert trainee Dr. […]

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Unbeaten Saxon Warrior Faces Up To 15 In June 2 Investec Derby

Ante-post favourite Saxon Warrior is one of 16 horses going forward for the 2018 Investec Derby at Epsom Downs on Saturday, June 2, following today’s scratching deadline, details of which are revealed here. Saxon Warrior, one of seven remaining contenders for Britain and Ireland’s reigning champion Flat trainer Aidan O’Brien, maintained his unbeaten record in style when […]

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British Triple Crown? O’Brien Opines On ‘Strong And Powerful’ Saxon Warrior’s Chances

Aidan O’Brien spoke at length this morning about the talent at his disposal, including star Saxon Warrior, who heads the betting for the G1 Investec Derby, Britain’s greatest and richest race, on Saturday, June 2, during a media trip by Epsom Downs Racecourse and Investec to the iconic Ballydoyle stables in County Tipperary, Ireland. Unbeaten […]

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Japanese-Bred Saxon Warrior Takes 2000 Guineas; 300th Group 1 Victory For Aidan O’Brien

Saxon Warrior gave Donnacha O’Brien a very first classic success and his father a remarkable 300th  Group 1 prize when storming to an emphatic length-and-a-half victory in the QIPCO 2000 Guineas at Newmarket in England. Tip Two Win finished second, with Masar third in the British Classic for 3-year-old colts. Fears about the mile trip being […]

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Headway, James Garfield Among Prospective Runners For First British Classic

Headway and James Garfield are both ready for the Group 1 QIPCO 2000 Guineas at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile Racecourse on Saturday, May 5, having recently put the finishing touches to their preparations for the first Classic of the year. The pair were among the 26 acceptors for the £500,000, one mile event – which heralds […]

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Moore ‘Fascinated’ By Kentucky Derby, Likely To Choose Mendelssohn Over A 2000 Guineas Mount

Aidan O’Brien expects Ryan Moore to partner Mendelssohn in the Kentucky Derby over riding in the Qipco 2000 Guineas. Moore has had a long-held ambition to win the Churchill Downs spectacular, and appears to have every chance after Mendelssohn put up a breathtaking performance in running away with the UAE Derby at Meydan last month. […]

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