Royal Ascot

‘He Was Good To Me’: Hootenanny Returns To Ward Ranch To Stand Privately

In many ways, Hootenanny represented the best of what Wesley Ward has done as a trainer. Now, he’ll try to do the same for Ward as a stallion owner. The 7-year-old son of Quality Road relocated to Ward Ranch across the road from the Keeneland property in Lexington, Ky., this past breeding season to stand […]

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Imprimis Looking To Get His Season Back On Track In RUNHAPPY Turf Sprint

Saturday’s $700,000, Game 3 RUNHAPPY Turf Sprint at Kentucky Downs will be the first race for Breeze Easy LLC’s Imprimis since the 5-year-old gelding finished sixth in the Group 1 King’s Stand at Royal Ascot on June 18. Trainer Joe Orseno believes the 4 3/4 lengths by which Imprimis was defeated that day would have […]

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Coronation Stakes Winner Watch Me Seeks Breeders’ Cup Berth At Deauville

The 3-year-old filly Watch Me (FR), winner of the Coronation Stakes (G1) at Royal Ascot and the 4-year-old Minstrel Stakes (G2) winner Romanised (IRE) lead an eight-horse field in Sunday’s straight course, one-mile Prix du Haras de Fresnay-Le Buffard – Jacques le Marois (G1) at Deauville on the northern coast of France. The winner of […]

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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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