King’s Stand Stakes

‘Tremendously Fast’ Battaash Seeks Record-Setting Win At Goodwood

Lambourn trainer Charlie Hills, who is enjoying a fine season, is looking forward to the Qatar Goodwood Festival (Tuesday, July 30 to Saturday, August 3), and has his big guns Battaash and Phoenix Of Spain primed for their assignments. Hills spoke Tuesday at a Goodwood Racecourse -organised media visit to his stables at Faringdon Place […]

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‘Sound And Well,’ Dual Group 1 Royal Ascot Winner Blue Point Retired

Blue Point, who became the first European-trained horse in almost 100 years, and among only a handful of horses ever to win both the G1 King’s Stand and G1 Diamond Jubilee in the same week at Royal Ascot, has been retired and will join the Darley stallion roster. A superb flagbearer for Team Godolphin for […]

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Royal Ascot Double? King’s Stand Winner Blue Point Wheeling Back In ‘Win And You’re In’ Diamond Jubilee

Godolphin’s 5-year-old Blue Point (IRE), winner of Tuesday’s King’s Stand Stakes (G1) at Royal Ascot, has been entered in Saturday’s six-furlong Diamond Jubilee Stakes (G1), headlining the final Group 1 of the Royal Meeting against 17 rivals and an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) on the line through the international Breeders’ Cup […]

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Blue Point Repeats In King’s Stand Stakes, Ahead Of Battaash Again

The winning exacta from last year’s Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes came in again Tuesday, with Blue Point prevailing over Battaash in the five-furlong event at Royal Ascot. From opposite sides of the field, the two favorites came together at the front of the field late with Blue Point gaining an advantage he would not […]

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Two-Time Royal Ascot Winner, ‘Amazing Filly’ Lady Aurelia Retired

Cartier Award winner Lady Aurelia, who during her 3-year-old season traveled from her Kentucky base to England’s Royal Ascot to beat older males in the Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes, has been retired. Barbara Banke’s Stonestreet, which bred the 4-year-old daughter of Scat Daddy and raced her in partnership with George Bolton and Peter Leidel, […]

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Royal Ascot Runner Bucchero Targeting Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint

While Indiana bred Bucchero remains in England until June 26 following his fifth-place finish in the King’s Stand Stakes (Grade I) on Tuesday at Royal Ascot, his trainer, Tim Glyshaw, is already mapping out a campaign for the Nov. 3 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (GI) held in his backyard at Churchill Downs. “We’re just so proud of our horse,” Glyshaw said. “We’re moving ahead […]

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Winning Epsom Derby Connections Strike Again In King’s Stand; Lady Aurelia Seventh

Lady Aurelia’s bid for a third consecutive victory at the Royal Ascot meet was thwarted Tuesday in the Group 1 King’s Stand stakes. Instead, the winner proved to be Blue Point, a Godolphin-owned horse trained by Charlie Appleby and ridden by William Buick. Those same connections captured the Epsom Derby earlier this month with Masar. […]

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Royal Ascot: Both Yoshida, Bucchero Arrive At Newmarket In Good Form

The American-trained Yoshida was the three-quarter length winner of the G1 Old Forester Turf Classic Stakes at Churchill Downs on May 5 and the Japanese bred four-year-old heads for the G1 Queen Anne Stakes over the straight mile on Royal Ascot opening day, Tuesday, June 19. Riley Mott, son and assistant trainer to father Bill, […]

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Americans At Royal Ascot: Bucchero, Yoshida, Ward’s Top Ten

Several American connections are aiming their horses at the June 19-23 Royal Ascot meeting this year, and NBC has planned 23 hours of coverage on American television. For the first time, Royal Ascot will be broadcast over the main NBC network on Saturday, June 23. Trainer Wesley Ward is taking a 10-strong group of contenders […]

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