Queen Anne Stakes

Rhododendron Hits The Line First In Thrilling Lockinge Stakes

Coolmore’s Rhododendron enjoyed a drop back in trip in Saturday’s Group 1 Lockinge Stakes at Newbury, scoring a thrilling victory for the Ballydoyle crew when denying last year’s runner-up Lightning Spear. The 4-year-old daughter of Galileo and jockey Ryan Moore were a head in front at the line, earning her second Group 1 victory at […]

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Jose Ortiz To Ride Yoshida, Bucchero At Royal Ascot

Eclipse Award-winning jockey Jose Ortiz will be headed to Royal Ascot on a strong pair of contenders, reports the TDN. In the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes, he will be astride recent G1 winner Yoshida for trainer Bill Mott. In the G1 King’s Stand, Ortiz will ride Grade 2 winner Bucchero for trainer Tim Glyshaw. “Jose […]

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Waller: ‘Strong Possibility’ That Winx Will Make Two Starts In Europe In 2018

Australian supermare Winx could make a pair of starts in Europe next year, reports The Australian. The Street Cry mare, who recently recorded a record-equaling third Cox Plate victory, had already been suggested for a tilt at Royal Ascot in June, but trainer Chris Waller told Ascot media manager Nick Smith that she could have a […]

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‘It’s Something To Think About’: World Approval Connections Open To Royal Ascot Trip

Breeders’ Cup Mile champion World Approval could follow in the hoof-steps of another well-known Mark Casse trainee with a trip to Royal Ascot next June. The Racing Post reports that Casse and owner Charlotte Weber are considering sending the gelding to Royal Ascot to run in the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes, the same race champion Tepin […]

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Woodbine Mile Distance Should Suit Deauville As He Turns Back From Arlington Million

Deauville and Lancaster Bomber, both trained by Aidan O’Brien, enjoyed an easy canter over the Woodbine Tapeta ahead of their start in Saturday’s Ricoh Woodbine Mile, a Breeders’ Cup ‘Win and You’re In’ event boasting an $800,000 purse. “They went very good. Really, they’re just stretching their legs. They’ve done all their work before they […]

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‘We Are Really Enjoying It’: Godolphin Scores Group 1 Double Tuesday At Royal Ascot

Despite all the upheaval Sheikh Mohammad’s Godolphin Racing has gone through in the past month, including the well-publicized spat between trainer Saeed bin Suroor and chief executive John Ferguson, and subsequent loss of the latter, the organization came together to score a pair of Group 1 victories on the first day of the Royal Ascot […]

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Ribchester Prevails In Queen Anne; Miss Temple City, American Patriot Off The Board

Ribchester took command with just over a furlong to run and held off the late charge of Mutakayyef despite drifting out nearing the wire to win the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot. Sent off as the favorite in the field of 16, the 4-year-old son of Iffraaj earned his third Group 1 win, […]

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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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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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American Patriot Picks Up The Banner For ‘Branching Out’ WinStar At Royal Ascot

WinStar Farm in Lexington, Ky. is beginning to expand its racing program to the international level, general manager Elliott Walden told thoroughbredracing.com. The farm has already acquired a Grade 1 win in Australia with Invader (Snitzel), and will look to accomplish the same feat in the upcoming Royal Ascot meeting with homebred American Patriot in the […]

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