Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes

Alpha Delphini By A Nose For 40-1 Upset In Nunthorpe Stakes

The 7-year-old Alpha Delphini (GB) edged out Mabs Cross (GB) by the shortest of noses, scoring a 40-1 upset under jockey Graham Lee in winning Friday’s five-furlong Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (G1) at York Racecourse, and earned an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) through the international Breeders’ Cup Challenge. The Breeders’ Cup […]

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California Dreamin’: Connections Of Top Sprinter Marsha Excited About Breeders’ Cup Debut

Top European sprinter Marsha will provide her connections with their first Breeders’ Cup experience after it was confirmed that the 4-year-old filly will be entered in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Del Mar. The Racing Post reports that Marsha will be the first Breeders’ Cup runner both her trainer, Sir Mark Prescott, and her jockey, […]

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Lady Aurelia To Train At Keeneland For Next Start In Breeders’ Cup

Keeneland-based trainer Wesley Ward said this morning that European champion Lady Aurelia would return here at week’s end from England, where last Friday a hard-charging rival named Marsha nosed her out to win the Coolmore Nunthorpe (G1) at York. Lady Aurelia, who has five wins, one second and one third in seven starts and has […]

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Marsha, Marsha, Marsha! Lady Aurelia Nipped On The Wire In Coolmore Nunthorpe Thriller

Marsha snatched the Group One honors as she claimed the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes at York. The victory earned the 4-year-old daughter of Acclamation an automatic berth in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Del Mar in November. Hot favorite Lady Aurelia was in front just strides from the line, but Luke Morris delivered Sir Mark […]

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Lady Aurelia, Battaash Top Field Of 12 For Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes

Lady Aurelia and Battaash head a field of 12 in Friday’s G1 Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes at York. The winner will earn an automatic berth in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Del Mar. Wesley Ward’s Lady Aurelia looked imperious in the King’s Stand at Royal Ascot and was immediately pointed at this race. Charlie […]

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Longines Turf Berth On The Line For Barney Roy, Churchill In Wednesday’s Juddmonte International

Led by Group 1 winners Barney Roy (GB), Churchill (IRE) and Ulysses (IRE), seven horses are expected to start in Wednesday’s historic $1.23 million Juddmonte International (GI) headlining the prestigious Ebor Festival at York Racecourse, which will host a trio of Breeders’ Cup Challenge races over three days. Run at 1¼ miles for 3-year-olds and […]

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Lady Aurelia Leads American Trio Of ‘Live Prospects’ At York Festival

The star American filly Lady Aurelia is settling in at York ahead of her bid for further Group 1 glory in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes on Friday Aug. 25. The Nunthorpe is a “Win and You’re In” contest for the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint this fall at Del Mar. Trained by Wesley Ward, the 3-year-old […]

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Lady Aurelia Completes Final Keeneland Work Before Return To England

European champion Lady Aurelia, based at Keeneland with trainer Wesley Ward, on Tuesday covered 5 furlongs on a firm turf course in 1:02 in her final work here before her next scheduled start in England in the Aug. 25 Coolmore Nunthorpe (G1) at York. The 3-year-old Scat Daddy filly is to leave tomorrow for England, […]

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Lady Aurelia In ‘Unbelievable Shape’ Approaching Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes

George Bolton, Peter Leidel and Stonestreet Stable’s Lady Aurelia was very impressive taking the Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes during the Royal Ascot meeting, and trainer Wesley Ward told racinguk.com that the 3-year-old daughter of Scat Daddy is progressing well toward her next target, the Group 1 Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes at York on Aug. 25. “She […]

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Lady Aurelia Voted Fasig-Tipton Turf Horse Of The Month Off Royal Ascot Triumph

Off her monster performance at Royal Ascot against the best grass sprinters in the world, Stonestreet Stables’ 3-year-old filly Lady Aurelia has earned honors as Fasig-Tipton Turf Horse of the Month for June on the all-things grass-racing website TurfTalk360.com. In mastering the best turf sprinters in the world to take the Group 1 King’s Stand […]

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