Battaash Proves Third Time’s The Charm In Coolmore Nunthorpe

The third time proved to be the charm today for Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum’s 5-year-old gelding Battaash (IRE), who after consecutive fourth-place finishes the last two years, finally won the five-furlong, $512,000 Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (G1) at York in a scintillating 3 ¾-length course record victory under jockey Jim Crowley. With this win, Battaash earned […]

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Battaash, Ten Sovereigns To Clash In Friday’s Nunthorpe Stakes

Battaash and Ten Sovereigns remain on course for a fascinating clash in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes at York on Friday, which offers the winner an expenses-paid berth to the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint this fall at Santa Anita Park. The Charlie Hills-trained Battaash has again been in fine form this season, most recently recording a […]

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‘Tremendously Fast’ Battaash Seeks Record-Setting Win At Goodwood

Lambourn trainer Charlie Hills, who is enjoying a fine season, is looking forward to the Qatar Goodwood Festival (Tuesday, July 30 to Saturday, August 3), and has his big guns Battaash and Phoenix Of Spain primed for their assignments. Hills spoke Tuesday at a Goodwood Racecourse -organised media visit to his stables at Faringdon Place […]

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Blue Point Repeats In King’s Stand Stakes, Ahead Of Battaash Again

The winning exacta from last year’s Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes came in again Tuesday, with Blue Point prevailing over Battaash in the five-furlong event at Royal Ascot. From opposite sides of the field, the two favorites came together at the front of the field late with Blue Point gaining an advantage he would not […]

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Lady Aurelia, Battaash Top Field Of 12 For Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes

Lady Aurelia and Battaash head a field of 12 in Friday’s G1 Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes at York. The winner will earn an automatic berth in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Del Mar. Wesley Ward’s Lady Aurelia looked imperious in the King’s Stand at Royal Ascot and was immediately pointed at this race. Charlie […]

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