Royal Ascot

Valiance Becomes First Stakes Winner For China Horse Club’s U.S. Breeding Program

Just 10 days after Kimari went within an eyelash of becoming the maiden stakes winner for the China Horse Club’s U.S.-based breeding program in the Group 2 Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot, that title was claimed by Valiance in the $75,000 Open Mind Stakes on turf at Monmouth Park. The striking gray filly maintained […]

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Pharoah Colt Maven To Aim For Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint

The first group-winning colt for his Triple Crown champion sire American Pharoah, Richard Ravin’s Maven has one more start planned overseas in the July 31 Molecomb Stakes (G3) at Goodwood. According to horseracingnation.com, the 2-year-old will then take aim at the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint this fall at Santa Anita Park. “I’m trying to […]

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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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‘Superstar’ Blue Point Doubles Up At Royal Ascot To Win Diamond Jubilee

Godolphin’s Blue Point (IRE) joined a select band of horses to complete the double of Royal Ascot’s two historic sprint prizes when he added the Diamond Jubilee Stakes (G1) to the King’s Stand Stakes (G1) he won four days earlier and secured a place in the field for the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) via […]

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New York To Uphold Velazquez’ Whip Use Suspension From Royal Ascot

On Wednesday at Royal Ascot, Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez was suspended nine days by the British Horseracing Authority for “using his whip above the permitted level and in an incorrect place from approximately 1 ½ furlongs out.” According to drf.com, Velazquez’ suspension will be upheld by the New York State Gaming Commission, beginning on […]

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Weekend Lineup: Royal Ascot, United Nations

This weekend features the conclusion of the prestigious Royal Ascot meeting as well as top-level action stateside at Monmouth Park with the Grade 1 United Nations Stakes. Though not a graded stakes, the 120,000-added Roxelana Overnight Stakes at Churchill Downs boasts a field overflowing in quality as Grade 1 winner Mia Mischief faces off against […]

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A New ‘Magnificent Seven’: Dettori Keeps Rolling With Victory In Royal Ascot’s Commonwealth Cup

Jockey Frankie Dettori famously made history in 1996 by winning all seven races on a September card at Ascot Racecourse. It was dubbed the “Magnificent Seven.” Friday, he continued his domination of the current Royal Ascot meet, winning his seventh race of the week with Phoenix Thoroughbred Limited’s Advertise in the Group 1 Commonweath Cup […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Lessons From Royal Ascot?

This week, the Thoroughbred racing world’s attention has been focused on the majesty of the annual Royal Ascot meet near London. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss what makes the five-day event so special and captivating. What elements of Royal Ascot might U.S. racing events emulate? And what […]

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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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‘String Quartet’: Stradivarius Delivers Gold Cup Repeat; Dettori Wins Four Straight, Seventh Cup

At 48, it doesn’t appear jockey Frankie Dettori has lost any spring in his legs. He needed all of it Thursday, as he completed four straight of his patented flying dismounts. The fourth came after his mount Stradivarius, won the Group 1 Gold Cup for the second consecutive year, giving Dettori his seventh Gold Cup […]

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