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Royal Ascot Shocker: 33-1 Accidental Agent Tops Queen Anne, Earns BC Berth

The 2018 Royal Ascot meet kicked off Tuesday with a stunner in the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes, as Accidental Agent came out on top at 33-1 in the affair over a straight mile. Yoshida, the U.S.-based 4-year-old colt trained by Bill Mott, finished fifth in the 15-horse field. The Queen Anne is an automatic […]

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Royal Ascot Lineup: American Horses To Watch

The exciting Royal Ascot meet kicks off on Tuesday with several American contenders bidding for overseas glory. For the first time, NBC will cover the action on Saturday, while NBC Sports has coverage of the Tuesday through Friday races. The race schedule, along with the prominent American horses in those races, is as follows: Day […]

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Rhododendron, Yoshida Seeking Breeders’ Cup Mile Berth In Queen Anne

Led by Lockinge Stakes (G1) winner Rhododendron (IRE), Dubai Turf (G1) winner Benbatl (GB,) and American-based Yoshida (JPN), 16 horses have been entered for Tuesday’s one-mile $600,000 Queen Anne Stakes (G1) for an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Mile, and the first of four international Breeders’ Cup Challenge races to be held the Royal Ascot meeting. […]

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Royal Ascot: Both Yoshida, Bucchero Arrive At Newmarket In Good Form

The American-trained Yoshida was the three-quarter length winner of the G1 Old Forester Turf Classic Stakes at Churchill Downs on May 5 and the Japanese bred four-year-old heads for the G1 Queen Anne Stakes over the straight mile on Royal Ascot opening day, Tuesday, June 19. Riley Mott, son and assistant trainer to father Bill, […]

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Americans At Royal Ascot: Bucchero, Yoshida, Ward’s Top Ten

Several American connections are aiming their horses at the June 19-23 Royal Ascot meeting this year, and NBC has planned 23 hours of coverage on American television. For the first time, Royal Ascot will be broadcast over the main NBC network on Saturday, June 23. Trainer Wesley Ward is taking a 10-strong group of contenders […]

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Jose Ortiz To Ride Yoshida, Bucchero At Royal Ascot

Eclipse Award-winning jockey Jose Ortiz will be headed to Royal Ascot on a strong pair of contenders, reports the TDN. In the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes, he will be astride recent G1 winner Yoshida for trainer Bill Mott. In the G1 King’s Stand, Ortiz will ride Grade 2 winner Bucchero for trainer Tim Glyshaw. “Jose […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Kentucky Derby Day’s Riding Star

He didn’t win the big one, finishing second to Justify while aboard champion Good Magic in the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby, but Jose Ortiz was the riding star of the day last Saturday at Churchill Downs. He took the other two G1 races on the afternoon, winning the Distaff aboard American Gal and the Turf […]

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Jose Ortiz Voted Jockey Of The Week With Three Stakes Wins On Derby Card

With three graded stakes wins and three second place finishes on the first Saturday in May, Jose Ortiz was named the Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for April 30 – May 6, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization […]

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Sunday Silence Grandson Yoshida Takes Turf Classic At Churchill

Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott’s 4-year-old charge, Yoshida, let loose in the stretch to win Saturday’s Grade 1 Old Forester Turf Classic at Churchill Downs. Under jockey Jose Ortiz, Yoshida turned on the speed coming off the far turn, overtaking the favorite Beach patrol, and prevailing by a length over that rival. Synchrony finished […]

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Japanese-Bred Yoshida Game In Hill Prince

Yoshida found a narrow opening in midstretch under Manny Franco and out-kicked his rivals to win the Grade 3, $500,000 Hill Prince Saturday at Belmont Park. Lucullan finished second, beaten a neck, with 6-5 favorite Bricks and Mortar a half length back in third, Frostmourne fourth and pace-setting Secretary of War fifth in the field […]

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