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Crystal Ocean’s Royal Ascot Win Takes Over Atop World’s Best Racehorse Rankings

After an impressive performance during Royal Ascot, CRYSTAL OCEAN (GB) [127] has taken over as the highest rated horse in the world in the fifth edition of the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2019. The previous leading trio of BEAUTY GENERATION (NZ) [125], CITY OF LIGHT (USA) [125], and WINX (AUS) [125] is now […]

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Prince Of Wales’s Stakes: Dettori, Crystal Ocean Hold Off Magical To Earn BC Turf ‘Win And You’re In’

Last year’s Breeders’ Cup Turf runner-up Magical had to settle for second again Wednesday as she couldn’t get by Crystal Ocean in deep stretch of the Group 1 Prince of Wales’s Stakes, a ‘Win and You’re In’ for the 2019 edition of the Turf. The victory by Crystal Ocean, ridden by Frankie Dettori and trained […]

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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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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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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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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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