St. James’s Palace Stakes

Led By Stradivarius, Frankie Dettori Has ‘Tremendous Expectations’ For Royal Ascot Mounts

Frankie Dettori is the most successful current jockey at Royal Ascot with 60 winners and he reflected on how special the Royal Meeting is to him. “I’m really looking forward to the meeting,” Dettori said on Thursday. “Me and John (Gosden) have gathered a pretty decent team and I’ve got some nice outside rides too. […]

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Undefeated Without Parole Leads Wednesday’s Sussex Stakes At Glorious Goodwood

Led by John and Tanya Gunther’s undefeated homebred Without Parole (GB) and Khalid Abdullah’s Jersey Stakes (G3) winner Expert Eye (GB), a field of eight runners is set for Wednesday’s one-mile, $1.391 million Qatar Sussex Stakes (G1) at Glorious Goodwood, with the winner receiving an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) through the international Breeders’ […]

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Gunther-Owned Son Of Frankel, Without Parole, Delivers In G1 St. James’s Palace

The breeders of Justify couldn’t be having a better spring. After watching the horse they bred capture the Triple Crown in the Belmont Stakes, John Gunther and his daughter Tanya took home a Group 1 prize at Royal Ascot Tuesday in the St. James’s Palace Stakes as the colt they own, Without Parole, got across […]

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Thunder Snow Back On Top With ‘Monster’ Prix Jean Prat Victory

Godolphin Racing’s Thunder Snow, now infamous for his bucking episode at the start of the 2017 Kentucky Derby, continued along the path to redemption with a victory in Sunday’s Group 1 Prix Jean Prat Stakes at Chantilly. Under regular rider Christophe Soumillon, the 3-year-old son of Helmet led all the way to cover the one […]

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‘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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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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Thunder Snow Set For Rematch With Churchill At Royal Ascot

The top two finishers in the G1 Irish 2,000 Guineas will face each other once again next week at Royal Ascot. According to a report at Irishracing.com, both Churchill and Thunder Snow – the Guineas winner and runner-up, respectively – are set to line up in the G1 St. James’s Palace Stakes June 20. The race is one […]

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Classic Winner Galileo Gold Retired With Soft-Tissue Injury

QIPCO 2000 Guineas winner Galileo Gold has been retired from racing due to an injury suffered in the Lockinge Stakes at Newbury earlier this month, according to skysports.com. The 4-year-old son of Paco Boy, out of a daughter of Galileo, was trained by Hugo Palmer over the course of his career, which included a second-place […]

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Galileo Gold Shines In St. James’s Palace Stakes

Galileo Gold sat just off the early pace before taking command two furlongs from the wire and drawing off to win the Group 1 St. James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot. The race was billed as a “clash of 2000 Guineas winners,” with Galileo Gold (English 2000 Guineas), The Gurkha (French 2000 Guineas), and Awtaad (Irish […]

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Infection Forces Star Miler Kingman Into Retirement

Juddmonte Farms has announced that its multiple Group 1-winning colt, Kingman, has been retired from racing. According to the Racing Post, the 3-year-old son of Invincible Spirit has been fighting a throat infection, which will force him to miss an intended start in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Eng-I) on Oct. 18. The G1 Breeders’ […]

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