Thoughts and Selections for Day 1 of Royal Ascot

Keeneland Photo There may be no race meet in the world more prestigious than the five-day Royal Ascot meeting in England, which gets underway with an exceptional six-race card on June 14th. Here are brief thoughts and selections for the four … Continued

Soft Ground Causes Four Scratches in King’s Stand Stakes

Coady Photography With rain continuing to dampen the course at Ascot, there have been four scratches for the prestigious King’s Stand Stakes (Eng-I) on opening day of the five-day Royal Ascot meet. Yesterday, it was confirmed that the U.S.-based sprinter Acapulco would be … Continued

Order of St. George Impresses in Saval Beg Stakes

In the 30 races scheduled to be held during the prestigious Royal Ascot meeting in England later this month, it could be hard to find a heavier favorite that Order of St. George in the 2 1/2-mile Ascot Gold Cup (Eng-I) on June 16th. … Continued

U.S.-Based Drafted Aims for Royal Ascot

Horses training at Keeneland – Coady Photography/Keeneland Photo A large and talented group of U.S.-based horses led by Tepin and Undrafted will be running at the prestigious Royal Ascot meet in England this June, and on May 31st, it was announced that the U.S.-based … Continued

Tepin Questionable for Royal Ascot

Keeneland Photo According to a Churchill Downs press release, the 2015 Eclipse champion turf female Tepin, who has won her last six starts in spectacular fashion, might not venture to Royal Ascot for a run in the Queen Anne Stakes (Eng-I) after … Continued

Acapulco Wins at Churchill, Bound for Royal Ascot

Coady Photography The remarkable sprinter Acapulco, who was a dominant winner of the Queen Mary Stakes (Eng-II) at Royal Ascot last summer, is bound for Royal Ascot once again after winning the Unbridled Sidney Stakes on May 14th at Churchill Downs. … Continued

Bobby’s Kitten Wins European Debut at Cork

Breeders’ Cup Photo © Bobby’s Kitten, a talented son of Kitten’s Joy that won the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (gr. I), may have finally found his true calling. After going 0-for-3 in 2015, with his best finish being a fourth … Continued

Golden Horn Faces Nine in King George

Unbeaten Investec Derby (Eng-I) winner Golden Horn will face nine older rivals in the prestigious King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Eng-I) on July 25th at Ascot, a race that could further stamp his budding reputation as one of the best horses … Continued