Queen Anne Stakes

Tepin ‘Effortless’ In Final Breeze Before Royal Ascot Trip

Robert Masterson’s 2015 Champion Female Turf Horse Tepin registered her final local workout in advance of an international engagement in the June 14 Queen Anne (Group 1) at England’s Royal Ascot with a half-mile breeze in :48.40 under regular rider Julien Leparoux on Saturday morning at Churchill Downs. Assistant trainer Norman Casse described the move […]

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‘All Systems Are Go’ For Tepin’s Royal Ascot Trip

When Breeders’ Cup Mile champion Tepin’s connections discovered that she would be unable to wear her customary nasal strip at Royal Ascot, plans for the trip were suddenly up in the air. Owner Robert Masterson and trainer Mark Casse underwent extensive discussion about the mare’s chances, and late Saturday evening they made the decision to […]

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Solow Sharp In Queen Anne Victory

Solow took command with just over a furlong to run and held off the late charge of Esoterique to win the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes on the opening day at Royal Ascot. The 5-year-old gelding by Singspiel has now has won seven straight, the last three being Group 1 victories. The Freddy Head trainee […]

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The Queen To Unveil Statue Of Frankel At Royal Ascot

Her Majesty The Queen has graciously consented to unveil the newly installed statue of five-time Ascot winner, Frankel, shortly after the opening race of Royal Ascot tomorrow (16th June), the Queen Anne Stakes. The striking bronze statue, created by sculptor Mark Coreth, will proudly stand overlooking the Parade Ring, facing the Winners’ Enclosure that Frankel […]

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California Chrome Heads International Cast For 2015 Royal Ascot Meet

388 entries representing 10 countries have been received for the eight Group One races to be staged at Royal Ascot this year headlined by “America’s Horse,” California Chrome (Art Sherman) and the world’s best miler, Hong Kong’s Able Friend (John Moore). The number of entries for the established seven Group One races (311) pretty much […]

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Toronado Stylish in Queen Anne Victory

Toronado justified his heavy favoritism with a sharp three-quarter length victory over Verrazano in the Queen Anne Stakes (Eng-I) on the opening day of Royal Ascot. Ridden confidently by Richard Hughes, Toronado was settled in mid-pack as Ansgar went to the front to set the pace. Two furlongs from home, Hughes went to work aboard […]

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Treve Headlines Exciting List of International Entries for Royal Ascot

Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) heroine Treve tops a top quality contingent of international entries for this year’s Royal Ascot race meet. Altogether, 11 countries are represented. In addition to Treve, who is expect to contest the Prince of Wales’s Stakes (Eng-I) on the second day of the meet, fellow French raiders Ocovango and […]

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Declaration of War Springs Upset in Queen Anne; Animal Kingdom No Factor

Declaration of War took the lead deep in the final furlong and charged to a three-quarter length victory in the Queen Anne Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot June 18. Heavily-favored Animal Kingdom, who was attempting to make history by becoming the first Kentucky Derby winner to capture a race at Royal Ascot, faded through the […]

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Animal Kingdom: ‘One Victory Away from Racing History’

On Tuesday, Animal Kingdom will attempt to make history when he lines up against 12 rivals in the Queen Anne Stakes (Eng-I), the first race on the opening day of the prestigious Royal Ascot meet. No American-based horse has won the Queen Anne, and Animal Kingdom will become the first Kentucky Derby winner to compete […]

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Velazquez Eager to Reunite with Animal Kingdom at Royal Ascot

Jockey John Velazquez is eagerly anticipating this week’s Royal Ascot meet. The Hall of Fame rider will get the week started off with a bang when he reunites with his 2011 G1 Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom in the Queen Anne Stakes (Eng-I), the first race on the opening day card. It will be the […]

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