James Doyle

Jockey Siblings Sophie And James Doyle Reunited At Keeneland On Saturday

The Doyle name is well known in England, where James is an internationally successful jockey, Sophie was a top rookie rider and their mother, Jacqueline, trained Thoroughbreds. James rides for Godolphin, and Sophie has established herself in the U.S. and is the jockey of 2019 Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) contender Street Band. She regularly competes […]

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Old Persian Delivers As Heavy Favorite In Northern Dancer Turf

Godolphin homebred Old Persian shipped in to Woodbine to deliver as the 1-2 favorite in Saturday’s Grade 1 Northern Dancer Turf, crossing the wire about two lengths the best. The 4-year-old son of Dubawi, ridden by James Doyle for trainer Charlie Appleby, completed 1 1/2 miles over the “good” turf course in 2:27.78. Cooler Mike […]

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Juveniles Seek Breeders’ Cup Berth In Sunday’s Prix Morny At Deauville

Shaikh Duaij Al Khalifa’s A’ Ali (IRE), seeking his second Breeders’ Cup Challenge victory this year, and the unbeaten Earthlight (IRE), headline Sunday’s six-furlong Darley Prix Morny (G1) for 2-year-olds at Deauville. The Prix Morny winner will receive an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (G2) through the international Breeders’ Cup Challenge. […]

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‘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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Doyle, Appleby, Godolphin Early Leaders At Dubai World Cup Carnival

At the halfway point of the 2018-2019 Dubai World Cup Carnival, the jockey, trainer and owner standings are led by James Doyle, Charlie Appleby and Godolphin. While many of the top connections and horsemen are the proverbial usual suspects, they are closely followed by several who speak to the depth of this season’s Carnival. James […]

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Poet’s Word Tops Stoute Exacta In King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Poet’s Word battled back to defeat stablemate Crystal Ocean in Saturday’s Group 1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot, giving trainer Sir Michael Stoute a record sixth victory in the race. Ridden by James Doyle, the 5-year-old son of Poet’s Voice got up in the final strides to win by a neck, […]

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‘Master Trainer’ Stoute Passes Cecil As Royal Ascot’s All-Time Leader

Multiple Group 1 winner Cracksman, most recently victorious in the Coronation Cup at Epsom, was expected to be the star of the day on Wednesday, the second of five days of racing at Royal Ascot in England. Instead, it was Sir Michael Stoute who took the honors, saddling Poet’s Word to a mild upset of […]

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Jockey Sophie Doyle’s ‘Thick Skin’ Facilitates American Racing Adventure

It’s been quite an adventure for jockey Sophie Doyle since coming to ride full time in the United States in 2013. This summer, another chapter will be written in her story when she competes at Arlington International Racecourse for the 2018 meet. Doyle, 31, has been surrounded by racing her whole life, which is no […]

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Godolphin’s Jungle Cat Takes Al Quoz Over Stormy Liberal, Conquest Tsunami

The Godolphin-owned Jungle Cat ran down American frontrunner Conquest Tsunami in the late stages of Saturday’s Group 1 Al Quoz Sprint at Meydan, stealing victory by a half-length. Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint winner Stormy Liberal came up to get second on the inside for American trainer Peter Miller, while his stablemate Conquest Tsunami had to […]

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Wild Illusion Upsets Total Prix Marcel Boussac

Wild Illusion caused an upset in the Total Prix Marcel Boussac at Chantilly, earning an expenses-paid berth to the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies at Del Mar in November. Freddy Head’s previously unbeaten filly Polydream and Aidan O’Brien’s Irish challenger Magical dominated the market for the Group One contest. Wild Illusion, trained by Charlie Appleby for […]

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