King’s Stand Stakes

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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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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Lady Aurelia’s Royal Ascot Victory Rated Best King’s Stand Performance This Century

Lady Aurelia was visually impressive storming home to win the Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot by three lengths last week, and the filly’s performance has now been numerically confirmed to be the best in the current century. British Horseracing Authority handicapper Chris Nash assigned the 3-year-old daughter of Scat Daddy a rating […]

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‘A Once In A Lifetime Horse’: Lady Aurelia Blazes To Victory In G1 King’s Stand Stakes

International star Lady Aurelia showed her affinity for Royal Ascot once again as she cruised to a three-length victory in the Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes June 20. It was the second victory at Royal Ascot for the 3-year-old daughter of Scat Daddy. The Wesley Ward trainee captured the G2 Queen Mary Stakes in 2016. […]

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Royal Ascot Schedule: When Are The U.S.-Based Horses Running?

The Royal Ascot meeting kicks off Tuesday, June 20, and a number of U.S. runners will be putting in bids to repeat the success of Tepin in last year’s Queen Anne Stakes. For the first time, NBC Sports will be broadcasting live coverage of the full five-day meeting, which runs through Saturday, June 24, running […]

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Video: Jet-Setting Lady Aurelia Returns To Royal Ascot

Lady Aurelia, who first burst upon the international racing scene 12 months ago when winning the Group 2 Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot, returns to that prestigious race meet and will take on 17 challengers in the G1 King’s Stand Stakes on Tuesday. As part of its promotion of the Royal Meeting, Ascot Racecourse […]

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Churchill Aims For Third Straight Group 1 Victory In St. James’s Palace Stakes

Aidan O’Brien reports Churchill’s preparation to have gone to plan ahead of his bid for a fifth successive Group One triumph in Tuesday’s St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot. The Galileo colt has won seven of his eight lifetime starts, with his only defeat coming on his racecourse debut. He broke his maiden at […]

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Ward Contingent ‘Ready To Explode’ At Royal Ascot

American-based trainer Wesley Ward is busily preparing his contingent of Thoroughbreds for the upcoming Royal Ascot meeting, scheduling the group for workouts over the ground at Ascot on Wednesday morning. According to The Sun, Lady Aurelia (King’s Stand), Arawak (Coventry), Bound For Nowhere (Commonwealth Cup), Happy Like A Fool (Queen Mary) and McErin (Norfolk) will […]

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Lady Aurelia Leads Ward’s Royal Ascot Contingent With ‘Great’ Work Tuesday

Keeneland-based trainer Wesley Ward sent out seven runners on Tuesday, including European champion Lady Aurelia, for works over the turf course in preparation for stakes at Royal Ascot in England in June. All seven Royal Ascot-bound horses were winners at Keeneland this spring, contributing to Ward’s 11 meet victories and earning for him leading trainer […]

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