Royal Ascot Winner A’Ali and Earthlight Lead Sunday’s Prix Morny at Deauville for Automatic Berth for Automatic Berth into Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint

Royal Ascot Winner A’Ali and Earthlight Lead Sunday’s Prix Morny at Deauville for Automatic Berth for Automatic Berth into Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint

Shaikh Duaij Al Khalifa’s A’ Ali (IRE), seeking his second Breeders’ Cup Challenge victory this year, and the unbeaten Earthlight (IRE), headline Sunday’s six-furlong Darley Prix Morny (G1) for 2-year-olds at Deauville. The Prix Morny winner will receive an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (G2) through the international Breeders’ Cup Challenge. […]

Visit Royal Ascot in 2019

Visit Royal Ascot in 2019

Visit Royal Ascot in 2019 by Kristen Manning Just imagine yourself at Royal Ascot in 2019, in awe of witnessing the European superstar Enable in action, maybe even cheering on a few Australian horses such as Santa Ana Lane, Trapeze Artist, The Autumn Sun or Redzel and last year’s Melbourne Cup winner Rekindling who has […]

King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot on Saturday

King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot on Saturday

King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot on Saturday So far it’s been a relentlessly hot summer, and the heatwave continues with record temperatures expected across the UK. For a jockey it’s business as usual, and having spent a lot of time riding in places like Australia and Dubai, this hot spell doesn’t […]

The Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot Saturday

The Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot Saturday

The Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot Saturday The Diamond Jubilee Stakes is the focus of Royal Ascot’s Saturday swansong and as ever it has attracted an array of international sprinting talent for the 1200m G1 charge up the Ascot straight. UK-trained runners have won six of the last 10 renewals and it is fairly […]

Royal Ascot Winner Poet’s World May Head to Breeders’ Cup

Royal Ascot Winner Poet’s World May Head to Breeders’ Cup

Royal Ascot Winner Poet’s World May Head to Breeders’ Cup Saeed Suhail’s 5-year-old Poet’s Word (IRE) surged to the front in the final furlong to upset odds-on favorite Cracksman (GB) to win Wednesday’s 1 ¼- mile Prince of Wales’s Stakes (G1) by 2 ¼ lengths under James Doyle at Royal Ascot and earned an automatic berth into […]

Royal Ascot 2018 Galileo Trifecta in QUEEN’S VASE (G2)

Royal Ascot 2018 Galileo Trifecta in QUEEN’S VASE (G2)

Royal Ascot 2018 Galileo Trifecta in QUEEN’S VASE (G2) Legendary Coolmore Sire Galileo produced an outstanding Trifecta in the Queens Vase at Royal Ascot. 1st Kew Gardens (IRE) (b, c, 3 yo), A++, $113,420 Galileo (IRE) – Chelsea Rose (IRE), by Desert King (IRE) B: Barronstown Stud; O: DERRICK SMITH & MRS JOHN MAGNIER & […]

Blue Point, Without Parole Star at Royal Ascot

Blue Point, Without Parole Star at Royal Ascot

Blue Point, Without Parole Star at Royal Ascot Blue Point wore down Battaash to claim top honours in the King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot. The five-furlong sprint was billed as a match between the Charlie Hills-trained Battaash and Wesley Ward’s defending champion Lady Aurelia, who was bidding for a third Royal Ascot victory overall. […]

Lady Aurelia Vs Battaash at Royal Ascot

Lady Aurelia Vs Battaash at Royal Ascot

Lady Aurelia Vs Battaash at Royal Ascot Two star speedsters take each other on in a cracking first day at Royal Ascot on Tuesday, 19 June when Lady Aurelia and Battaash will launch themselves at glory in the Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes over 1000 metres. American trainer Wesley Ward has imprinted his name on […]

Enable and Cracksman Face Challengers

Enable and Cracksman Face Challengers

Enable and Cracksman Face Challengers Star fillies Enable and Laurens are on course to run in QIPCO British Champions Series races at York in August. Enable is pleasing trainer John Gosden as she continues to build towards a planned late-summer return. The four-year-old’s five Group 1 triumphs last year included the Investec Oaks, QIPCO-sponsored King […]

Frankie Dettori Set to Shine at Royal Ascot

Frankie Dettori Set to Shine at Royal Ascot Frankie Dettori will ride leading fancies in at least half of the eight races that fall under the QIPCO British Champions Series banner at Royal Ascot next week and on Thursday gave them all a positive bulletin. The Italian jockey’s enviable book of rides is headed by […]

What to Watch at Royal Ascot

What to Watch at Royal Ascot

Royal Ascot gets under way a week today and we look ahead to some of the great clashes in store Rhododendron and Lightning Spear had a great tussle in the Lockinge. Royal Ascot gets under way a week today, when there will be eight races that fall under the Champions Series umbrella over the five […]

International Horses to Take on Harry Angel at Newmarket

International Horses to Take on Harry Angel at Newmarket

Harry Angel could face three international raiders when he seeks to gain back-to-back wins in the Group 1 Darley July Cup at Newmarket on July 14. Beckford and Stormy Liberal, trained in America, feature among 50 entries for the QIPCO British Champions Series contest along with Redkirk Warrior, winner of two races at the highest […]

Horses to Watch at Royal Ascot in 2018

Horses to Watch at Royal Ascot in 2018

Horses to Watch at Royal Ascot in 2018 This year’s Champions Series promises to be a vintage with Enable and Cracksman among the stars of last year who will be back for more in 2018. Here are six who could scale the heights when summer arrives. BATTAASH: The Charlie Hills-trained speedster put up an outstanding […]

Wesley Ward Takes Lady Aurelia Back to England

Wesley Ward Takes Lady Aurelia Back to England European champion Lady Aurelia, based at Keeneland with trainer Wesley Ward, on Tuesday covered 5 furlongs on a firm turf course in 1:02 in her final work here before her next scheduled start in England in the Aug. 25 Coolmore Nunthorpe (G1) at York. The 3-year-old Scat […]

Lohnro Proves to be a Sire of Sires

Lohnro Proves to be a Sire of Sires O’Lonhro O’Lonhro (son of champion sire Lonhro) the record breaking Group 2 winner has inherited his sires outstanding looks and magnificent conformation so it is no wonder his progeny are performing on the racetracks. From limited numbers O’Lonhro has an amazing winners to runners strike rate of […]

Son of Lohnro, O’Lohnro Now an Established Sire in Australia

Son of Lohnro, O’Lohnro Now an Established Sire in Australia Son of champion sire Lonhro from multiple group winning mare Mamzelle Pedrille. This record breaking Group 2 winner has inherited his sires outstanding looks and magnificent conformation so it is no wonder his progeny are performing on the racetracks. From limited numbers O’Lonhro has an […]

Honorius to Stand at Larneuk Stud in Australia

Honorius to Stand at Larneuk Stud in Australia

Honorius to Stand at Larneuk Stud in Australia The proven Australian race horse Honorius will stand at for Knightsbridge in Australia 2017 and in the Northern Hemisphere in 2018. Larneuk Stud was established in 1980. The 200 acre property has a 120 mega litre dam for irrigation and a permanent creek. Larneuk Stud is situated […]

Godolphin Day 3 Royal Ascot

Godolphin Day 3 Royal Ascot

Godolphin Day 3 Royal Ascot Talented stayer Endless Time, who tackles two and a half miles for the first time in the G1 Gold Cup, features among 13 Godolphin runners for day three of Royal Ascot on Thursday, June 22. The Charlie Appleby-trained five-year-old has twice finished second at G1 level in France, including last […]

Godolphin in Fine Form at Royal Ascot

Godolphin in Fine Form at Royal Ascot

Godolphin in Fine Form at Royal Ascot After a near perfect first day at the Royal Ascot meeting for Godolphin, watch out for them on day two as they look to add to the three winners they had yesterday. With wins from Ribchester, Barney Roy and Sound and Silence, the boys in blue had a […]

Godolphin’s Ribchester to Star on Royal Ascot Day One

Godolphin’s Ribchester to Star on Royal Ascot Day One

Godolphin’s Ribchester to Star on Royal Ascot Day One The world’s biggest and best horse racing meeting, Royal Ascot, begins today. In the first race on day one we have one of the week’s biggest attractions running, Ribchester, who is a strong favourite to take the opening Group One. The Richard Fahey trained and Godolphin […]

40th Anniversary of Sheikh Mohammed’s First Winner

40th Anniversary of Sheikh Mohammed’s First Winner

40th Anniversary of Sheikh Mohammed’s First Winner While the opening day of Royal Ascot will be the centre of attention on 20 June, it is by no means the only racing fixture of the day as Tuesday also sees racing take place at Brighton, where exactly 40 years ago, Hatta became the very first winner […]

Royal Ascot Day 1 Selections

Royal Ascot Day 1 Selections

Royal Ascot Day 1 Selections Queen Anne Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series) (Str) (Class 1) (4YO plus) 1. 13 (1) Ribchester (IRE) 4-y-o bay colt Trainer: R A Fahey (Last 14 days: 16-126 12.7%) Owner: Godolphin Jockey: W Buick (Last 14 days: 8-31 25.81%) Sire: Iffraaj (UK) Dam: Mujarah (IRE) Dam’s Sire: Marju (IRE) […]

French Raiders Primed For Royal Ascot

French Raiders Primed For Royal Ascot

French Raiders Primed For Royal Ascot By Craig Jones for Knightsbridge Bloodstock Trainers from all around the world target Royal Ascot as the place to be and if they have any horses capable of running there, they don’t hesitate to send them over. French horse racing trainers have had a good record at the meeting […]

Aidan O’Brien Prepares Strong Royal Ascot Team

Aidan O’Brien Prepares Strong Royal Ascot Team

Aidan O’Brien Prepares Strong Royal Ascot Team by Craig Jones for Knightsbridge Bloodstock You can always guarantee that when a big race meeting comes around, Aidan O’Brien will have many good horses running there. Royal Ascot, probably the biggest meeting in the world, is certainly no exception and the Irish mastermind looks to have a […]

Barney Roy, Godolphin and Royal Ascot

Barney Roy, Godolphin and Royal Ascot

Barney Roy, Godolphin and Royal Ascot Roy out for revenge at Royal Ascot Barney Roy, one of Godolphin’s leading three year olds, heads to Royal Ascot next week looking to gain revenge over his rival Churchill after defeat in the 2000 Guineas. He has been kept fresh since that run and with a better passage […]

Godolphin Heads to Royal Ascot

Godolphin Heads to Royal Ascot

Godolphin Heads to Royal Ascot J A McGrath at Godolphin Royal Ascot approaches, regally-bred Glorious Journey makes a sparkling racecourse debut, and Australian legend Darren Beadman writes another chapter in his remarkable racing story. There has been no shortage of action for Godolphin followers over the past few days, and that interest is certain to […]

Wesley Ward confident with strong Royal Ascot team

Wesley Ward confident with strong Royal Ascot team

Wesley Ward confident with strong Royal Ascot team by Craig Jones for Knightsbridge Bloodstock Wesley Ward has once again sent a strong team to Royal Ascot and this year could be his strongest yet as he arrives with multiple chances. The American trainer has seven Royal Ascot winners to his name, so he knows what […]

Casse, Mott, Pletcher & Ward Aim for Royal Ascot Glory

Casse, Mott, Pletcher & Ward Aim for Royal Ascot Glory

Casse, Mott, Pletcher & Ward Aim for Royal Ascot Glory Exciting entries are revealed for the eight Group One races staged at Royal Ascot, which takes place from Tuesday, June 20 through to Saturday, June 24. A very strong US-trained challenge is in prospect, with representation in five of the eight races. All eight G1 […]

Royal Ascot: Billy Dylan Books his Ticket

Royal Ascot: Billy Dylan Books his Ticket

Royal Ascot: Billy Dylan Books his Ticket Richard Hannon looks to have another high-class son of Excelebration after Billy Dylan (2c Excelebration-It’s True, by Kheleyf) cruised home in a novices’ event on Friday. The River Downs Stud-bred juvenile, having his second start after a promising debut at Newbury last month, booked his ticket to Royal […]

Leading Royal Ascot fancy up for sale on eve of meeting

Leading Royal Ascot fancy up for sale on eve of meeting

Leading Royal Ascot fancy up for sale on eve of meeting by Craig Jones for Knightsbridge Bloodstock It’s not often you have the chance to buy a Royal Ascot hopeful just before the world’s greatest Horse Racing meeting, but this year you can. Two year old Simmy’s Copshop has a date with the sales ring, […]

Wesley Ward Ready for Royal Ascot

In front of some 30 owners, breeders and interested onlookers who gathered Monday morning in the Keeneland Grandstand, European champion Lady Aurelia and 10 other horses trained by Wesley Ward worked on the turf course in preparation for upcoming starts at Royal Ascot or elsewhere. Lady Aurelia, who won last year’s Queen Mary (G2) at […]

Stallion Honorius Could Make his Name in British Classics

Stallion Honorius Could Make his Name in British Classics

Stallion Honorius Could Make his Name in British Classics by Craig Jones for Knightsbridge Bloodstock One of my favourite things about being interested in Horse Racing breeding is pinpointing new stallions to follow. One stallion I like the look of and will follow with interest is Honorius, who will stand in Australia but also stand […]

Andre Fabre lines up Royal Ascot challengers

Andre Fabre lines up Royal Ascot challengers

Andre Fabre lines up Royal Ascot challengers by Craig Jones for Knightsbridge Bloodstock French trainer Andre Fabre has decided to send a small team to Royal Ascot this year, but despite only being small, his team is full of quality. It is likely the master trainer will send just three runners over to the UK […]

Cracksman and Dettori look to land English Derby

Cracksman and Dettori look to land English Derby

Cracksman and Dettori look to land English Derby by Craig Jones for Knightsbridge Bloodstock The biggest British classic of them all, and one of the biggest horse races in the world, the English Derby takes place at Epsom on Saturday. The race is watched by millions around the world and excitement this year is enhanced […]

Aidan O’Brien Set for Another British Classic Win in English Oaks

Aidan O’Brien Set for Another British Classic Win in English Oaks

Aidan O’Brien Set for Another British Classic Win in English Oaks by Craig Jones for Knightsbridge Bloodstock Aidan O’Brien has won every British classic so far this season and on Friday afternoon he looks to add the English Oaks at Epsom to his ever growing impressive list. O’Brien took both the 1000 & 2000 Guineas […]

Harry Angel books Royal Ascot place with Sandy Lane win

Harry Angel books Royal Ascot place with Sandy Lane win

Harry Angel books Royal Ascot place with Sandy Lane win by Craig Jones for Knightsbridge Bloodstock Trainer Clive Cox knows how to handle a top sprinter and on Saturday afternoon he unleashed another when Harry Angel won the Sandy Lane at Haydock with ease. In winning the race, he booked his place at Royal Ascot […]