Royal Ascot

Injury Sidelines Overseas Breeders’ Cup Turf Contender Poet’s Word

An overseas trip to the Breeders’ Cup is no longer in the plans for two-time Group 1 winner Poet’s Word, who sustained an injury that will keep from racing the remainder of the year. The colt trained by Sir Michael Stoute won the G1 Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot in June, then the […]

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Derby Dreaming: Wesley Ward To Expand Horizons Beyond Royal Ascot

Wesley Ward, celebrated as a masterful trainer of precocious 2-year-olds and for breakthrough success at Royal Ascot, wants to take the next step in his career by targeting the Kentucky Derby as never before. “I sure would like to get some athletes in the barn that can be on the big stage there,” he said […]

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Royal Ascot Runner Gidu Back At Home In Friday’s Hall Of Fame Stakes

Zayat Stables’ Gidu will be hoping the cross-Atlantic trip will help him return to form as he competes against 10 other talented 3-year-olds in the 34th running of the Grade 2, $200,000 National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame on Friday at Saratoga Race Course. Gidu ran sixth in the Group 1 Commonwealth Cup on […]

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Two-Time Royal Ascot Winner, ‘Amazing Filly’ Lady Aurelia Retired

Cartier Award winner Lady Aurelia, who during her 3-year-old season traveled from her Kentucky base to England’s Royal Ascot to beat older males in the Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes, has been retired. Barbara Banke’s Stonestreet, which bred the 4-year-old daughter of Scat Daddy and raced her in partnership with George Bolton and Peter Leidel, […]

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Phoenix Thoroughbreds Buys Ascot Runner-Up Pocket Dynamo, Targets Breeders’ Cup

Global investment fund Phoenix Thoroughbreds has acquired recent Royal Ascot Group 2-placed juvenile Pocket Dynamo and will aim the colt at the new Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint in addition to prestigious European races. “Pocket Dynamo showed brilliance when just missing by a nose in the five-furlong Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot, and we believe […]

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Tepin Foals Curlin Filly, Bred Back To Galileo

Champion racemare Tepin, winner at both the Breeders’ Cup and Royal Ascot, gave birth to a filly by Curlin on May 1, according to horseracingnation.com. Purchased for $8 million by Coolmore at the Fasig-Tipton November sale, Tepin was sent to Ireland to foal. Coolmore also confirmed that the mare, a daughter of Bernstein, has been bred […]

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Record-Setting Alpha Centauri Aimed At Breeders’ Cup Mile

Alpha Centauri set a course record at Royal Ascot when she captured the Group 1 Coronation Stakes, and in so doing may have earned a trip to the Breeders’ Cup Mile this fall at Churchill Downs. According to attheraces.com, trainer Jessica Harrington has set a tentative schedule for the remainder of the filly’s 3-year-old season. Probable […]

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Moore Crowned Leading Rider At Royal Ascot For Eighth Of Past Nine Seasons

Ryan Moore rode a Saturday double to leapfrog old rival Frankie Dettori in the race to finish top rider at Royal Ascot 2018 and receive the QIPCO Leading Jockey Award. Moore enjoyed a short head victory aboard Merchant Navy in the G1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes and also partnered Crystal Ocean to success in the G2 Hardwicke […]

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Hong Kong Jockey Club, Totepool Launch ‘Ascot World Pool’ For 2019 Royal Meeting

The Hong Kong Jockey Club, in partnership with Ascot and Totepool, will launch a new Ascot World Pool for Royal Ascot in 2019.  The newly-established, pari-mutuel-based World Pool will offer a strong value proposition to customers in both the United Kingdom and Hong Kong on the Royal Ascot meeting. It also further positions Hong Kong […]

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‘Phoenix Through The Flames’: Royal Ascot Win A Poignant Success For Arthur Kitt

It was a poignant success for connections after winning the seven-furlong Listed Chesham Stakes at Royal Ascot with Arthur Kitt – the colt’s dam Ceiling Kitty had died giving birth to him. Ceiling Kitty had won the G2 Queen Mary in 2012 for owner Andrew Black of Chasemore Farm and trainer Tom Dascombe. “This means […]

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