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Cracksman Brilliant In QIPCO Champion Stakes Repeat

Cracksman returned to his brilliant best with a stunning defeat of Crystal Ocean in the £1,300,000 QIPCO Champion Stakes, his six-length winning margin over the King George runner-up just a length short of the distance by which he beat Poet’s Word 12 months earlier. He was the first horse since his sire Frankel to win […]

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Stradivarius Remains Perfect In 2018 With Dramatic British Champions Stakes Triumph

Stradivarius squeezed through the smallest of gaps on the home turn for a dramatic fifth win from five starts this year in the G2 Qipco British Champions Stakes at Ascot on Saturday. Trainer John Gosden admitted afterwards that the participation of a colt he described as “fabulous” had been “touch and go” owing to unsuitably […]

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Weekend Lineup: Maryland Million

This weekend’s North American racing action is highlighted by the Maryland Million series on Saturday at Laurel Park. The featured race, the Classic, offers a contentious field of ten starters with three also-eligibles. Morning-line favorite Bonus Points is last on the AEs, so the main body favoritism falls to Saratoga Bob, a 4-year-old son of […]

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Poet’s Word Tops Stoute Exacta In King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Poet’s Word battled back to defeat stablemate Crystal Ocean in Saturday’s Group 1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot, giving trainer Sir Michael Stoute a record sixth victory in the race. Ridden by James Doyle, the 5-year-old son of Poet’s Voice got up in the final strides to win by a neck, […]

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Breeders’ Cup Turf Slot Up For Grabs In King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Led by Poet’s Word (IRE) and Cracksman (GB), the first two finishers in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes (G1), and Hardwicke Stakes winner Crystal Ocean (GB), a field of eight horses has been set for Saturday’s $1.25 million, 1 1/2-mile King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (G1) at Ascot with the winner receiving an […]

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Four Grade 1’s Add Up To Blockbuster Breeders’ Cup Challenge Weekend

Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series qualifying races for automatic starting positions and fees paid into the 35th Breeders’ Cup World Championships returns this weekend with four Grade 1 stakes races at Ascot, Del Mar and Monmouth Park. The “Win and You’re In” action kicks off Saturday with the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (G1) […]

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Crystal Ocean, Poet’s Word Could Give Stoute Sixth King George & Queen Elizabeth Victory

Ascot stages Europe’s midsummer highlight on Saturday, July 28, the £1.25 million G1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Sponsored by QIPCO) (3.40pm) over a mile and a half. First run in 1951, the very prestigious contest has a tremendous history with legendary performers including Ribot, Nijinsky, Mill Reef, Brigadier Gerard, Dahlia, The Minstrel, […]

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U S Navy Flag Gives O’Brien Fourth July Cup, Will Aim For Everest

U S Navy Flag provided Aidan O’Brien with a fourth July Cup after producing a scintillating front-running performance under Ryan Moore on Saturday at Newmarket. Moore went straight to the front of the group that raced down the middle of the track and he turned all of his rivals away up the hill to win […]

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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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