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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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