nunthorpe stakes

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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Marsha Becomes Highest-Priced Horse Ever Sold At A European Auction

The European record for a thoroughbred at auction was broken on the second day of the Tattersalls December Mare Sale when the dual-Group 1 winner MARSHA sold for 6,000,000 guineas to the bid of MV Magnier. It was a remarkable day at the Tattersalls December Mare Sale with ten lots breaking the million guineas barrier […]

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Lady Aurelia’s Royal Ascot Victory Rated Best King’s Stand Performance This Century

Lady Aurelia was visually impressive storming home to win the Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot by three lengths last week, and the filly’s performance has now been numerically confirmed to be the best in the current century. British Horseracing Authority handicapper Chris Nash assigned the 3-year-old daughter of Scat Daddy a rating […]

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Acapulco, In Foal To Galileo, Scores In First Start For Aidan O’Brien

A star 2-year-old when trained by Wesley Ward, Acapulco has returned with a vengeance in her 4-year-old season under the care of trainer Aidan O’Brien, according to The Coolmore-owned daughter of Scat Daddy captured her 2017 debut on Sunday, the Listed Sole Power Sprint Stakes at the Curragh. In foal to super-sire Galileo, Acapulco […]

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