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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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Keeneland Turf Sprint Victory For Bulletin Prompts Talk Of Royal Ascot Visit

When Todd Pletcher won his fifth Keeneland training title last fall, he was fast out of the gate with a winner on opening day. The pattern was repeated Thursday when Bulletin was fast out of the gate in a wire-to-wire victory in the first running of the $100,000 Palisades Turf Sprint. The performance came in the colt’s […]

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Eqtidaar Gives Stoute 78th Royal Ascot Win In Commonwealth Cup

Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum’s Shadwell operation landed its second G1 Commonwealth Cup since the race’s inception in 2015, when Eqtidaar won the latest edition for trainer Sir Michael Stoute. Eqtidaar followed in the hoofprints of Shadwell’s Muhaarar, who stepped up from his Royal Ascot victory in 2015 to become champion sprinter, unbeaten in a further […]

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Bound For Nowhere Makes The Grade In Shakertown

Owned and trained by Wesley Ward, Bound for Nowhere got going in the stretch to dominate Saturday’s Grade 2 Shakertown Stakes at Keeneland. Off at 8-1, the 4-year-old son of The Factor crossed under the wire an open-length winner over 7-1 Bucchero, while 7-5 favorite Disco Partner finished third after being far back early. Julio […]

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Mr Speaker Lands Top Prize In Commonwealth Cup

Phipps Stable’s Mr Speaker made a statement in Saturday’s $250,000 Commonwealth Cup (G2) at Laurel Park, making it perfectly clear that he’s back in the form that made him one of two Grade 1 stakes winners in the seven-horse field. Bringing only one allowance victory in four starts this year into the 1 1/8-mile turf […]

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Mr Speaker, Up With The Birds Top Field Of Seven For Commonwealth Cup

Trainer Niall Saville entered Legendary for Saturday’s $250,000 Commonwealth Cup (G2) at Laurel Park Wednesday, hoping to relive a moment of triumph provided by the British import last September. Although Legendary had previously won on soft turf, Walter Swinburn’s 6-year-old gelding demonstrated a distinct fondness for the firm going of the Laurel Park turf course […]

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Longshot Muhaarar Much The Best In Commonwealth Cup

Sheikh Hamdan’s Muhaarar took command with just over a furlong to run and pulled away for an impressive 3 3/4-length victory in the inaugural Group 1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot. Dismissed by the bettors at odds of 10-1, Muhaarar raced toward the rear of the 18-horse field as Goken led the runners through the […]

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New Group 1 Commonwealth Cup To Be Run at Royal Ascot in 2015

Ascot Racecourse is delighted to announce that the new Group One race at the Royal Meeting, revealed as joining the program in August, is to be named the Commonwealth Cup. The eighth Group One race at Royal Ascot will be run for £375,000 on the Friday card, replacing the Buckingham Palace Stakes. It will be […]

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