Queen Anne Stakes

‘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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Connections Of Miss Temple City Hope Third Time Is The Charm For Mare At Royal Ascot

Multiple Grade 1-winning mare Miss Temple City, based with Graham Motion at the Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, Md., will open her 5-year-old season against males in the Queen Anne Stakes (G1) June 20 at Royal Ascot. It will be the third straight trip to Royal Ascot for Miss Temple City, bred and co-owned […]

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‘Drawn To Horses’ From The Start, Pletcher Assistant DePasquale ‘Can’t Imagine Doing Anything Else’

Ginny DePasquale has been an assistant to trainer Todd Pletcher for 20 years, and is showing no signs of slowing down as she prepares for a journey to Royal Ascot with American Patriot to contest the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes. According to thoroughbredracing.com, the grandmother is one of the key components to Pletcher’s highly […]

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American Patriot Confirmed For Queen Anne Stakes, Frankie Dettori To Ride

WinStar Farm’s leading 4-year-old colt American Patriot, winner of Keeneland’s Maker’s 46 Mile S. (G1) in his last start, has been confirmed for the £600,000 Queen Anne S. (G1) on June 20th at the Royal Ascot meeting, and the son of War Front will travel to England on June 13th. “American Patriot breezed exceptionally well […]

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Five-Time Group 1 Winner Solow Retired From Racing

The Wertheimer brothers’ Solow, who flashed his brilliance in 2015 when he captured five Group 1 stakes, has been retired from racing. Sporting Life reports that the 7-year-old gelding by Singspiel had never quite recovered since suffering a leg injury in the spring of last year. While he missed the entire 2016 season, it had been […]

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American Patriot To Aim For U.S. Repeat In Royal Ascot’s Queen Anne Stakes

The Todd Pletcher-trained American Patriot is under serious consideration for a tilt at Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes, his trainer told the UK’s Bracknell News. Should the 4-year-old son of War Front, recently the winner of the G1 Maker’s 46 Mile at Keeneland, make the trip overseas to Royal Ascot for the June 20 contest, […]

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