Diamond Jubilee

‘Superstar’ Blue Point Doubles Up At Royal Ascot To Win Diamond Jubilee

Godolphin’s Blue Point (IRE) joined a select band of horses to complete the double of Royal Ascot’s two historic sprint prizes when he added the Diamond Jubilee Stakes (G1) to the King’s Stand Stakes (G1) he won four days earlier and secured a place in the field for the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) via […]

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Global Sprint Challenge Series Suspended Amid Hong Kong – Australia Quarantine Dispute

The Global Sprint Challenge, which links a series of Group 1 races across Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, the U.A.E. and Britain, has been suspended this year due to the continued dispute over quarantine restrictions between Australia and Hong Kong. According to a report in the Racing Post, the Australian government and the Hong Kong Jockey Club have […]

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Trip To Royal Ascot Possible For Long On Value

Long On Value’s gallant runner-up effort – where he was defeated just a nose – in the Group 1 Al Quoz Sprint last weekend may have earned him a trip to Royal Ascot in June. According to a report in the BloodHorse, trainer Bill Mott is considering either the five-furlong, G1 King’s Stand Stakes or the six-furlong, G1 […]

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Three Winners Saturday Earn Ryan Moore Leading Jockey Title At Royal Ascot

Jockey Ryan Moore won three races on the final day of the 2016 Royal Ascot meeting to bring his total on the week up to six victories, clinching the leading jockey title once again with two more wins than his closest rival. His Saturday victories included the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee aboard Twilight Son, who […]

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Mongolian Saturday Scorches Through 33 Second Work As Royal Ascot Prep

Mongolian Stable’s star sprinter Mongolian Saturday worked at Arlington International Racecourse in preparation for Royal Ascot next month. The winner of the 2015 TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint recently returned from Hong Kong after an unfortunate run in the Group I Chairman’s Sprint Prize at Sha Tin Racecourse, where he finished ninth among the world’s […]

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Wesley Ward On Royal Ascot: ‘You’ve Got To Bring Your Best’

Trainer Wesley Ward had a topsy-turvy week at Royal Ascot in England. On Wednesday he sent out the Scat Daddy filly Acapulco – a $750,000 purchase from the McKathan Brothers consignment at the OBS March sale – to an impressive victory in the Group 2 Queen Mary Stakes. It was Ward’s fifth Royal Ascot win […]

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Lethal Force Overpowers Opposition in Diamond Jubilee Stakes

Stunning gray Lethal Force led nearly gate to wire under rider Adam Kirby in the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee at Royal Ascot on Saturday, defeating race favorite Society Rock. The 4-year-old is trained by Clive Cox for owner Alan Craddock and claimed his first win since the Hungerford Stakes at Newberry last year. In his most […]

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Moody responds to Black Caviar’s critics after eventful Ascot trip

The criticism following Black Caviar’s victory in the Diamond Jubilee flooded trainer Peter Moody and jockey Luke Nolen. After a head victory, being mistakenly eased up in the final furlong, and severe muscle bruising, the Australian mare prevailed nonetheless. Moody defended Luke Nolen’s bizarre ride and the courage of his mare to the Australian media, […]

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Luke Nolen left with mixed emotions after Black Caviar’s Royal Ascot victory

At a media conference at Mornington Race Course in Australia, jockey Luke Nolen said he had mixed emotions about his now infamous “brain fade” and the subsequent media reaction. A humble Nolen, who appeared before reporters on Thursday morning, admitted that his ride aboard Black Caviar in the Diamond Jubilee (Eng-I) was among the worst […]

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Frankie Dettori: ‘Why I wanted Black Caviar to beat me’

In an article written for The Sun, jockey Frankie Dettori admits that being a big fan of Black Caviar himself, he was hoping that the grand mare would win the Diamond Jubilee Stakes (gr. I) last Saturday…despite the fact that he was aboard the 5-year-old gelding, Soul, in the same race. The champion rider is […]

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