5 Breeders’ Cup Contenders You May Not Have Heard Of

Alice Springs (black silks) finishing second in the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf – Breeders’ Cup Photo © When the summer meets at Del Mar and Saratoga come to an end, attention always turns to the Breeders’ Cup, which is coming … Continued

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

Hawksmoor Triumphs in German 1,000 Guineas

The British-based three-year-old filly Hawksmoor has competed admirably against some of the best fillies of her generation, finishing third to subsequent Investec Oaks (Eng-I) winner Minding in the Dubai Fillies’ Mile (Eng-I) at Newmarket last year and defeating the capable Fireglow in … Continued

Looking for Longshots in the Investec Oaks

Today at 11:30 a.m. EDT, nine three-year-old fillies will enter the starting gate to contest the prestigious Investec Oaks (Eng-I) at Epsom, one of the oldest and most legendary races in the world. At twelve furlongs on turf over a challenging … Continued

Mongolian Saturday Arrives in England

Breeders’ Cup Photo © The globe-trotting sprinter Mongolian Saturday has arrived in England to prepare for a start during the prestigious Royal Ascot meeting later this month. The veteran of 33 starts rose to prominence during a busy campaign in 2015 that saw … Continued

European Racing Report: O’Brien Unleashes Impressive 2yos at Naas

Breeders’ Cup Photo © On May 29th, Naas Racecourse in Ireland held a “Royal Ascot Trials Day” featuring four stakes races, and trainer Aidan O’Brien enjoyed a good afternoon while scoring impressive victories with the two-year-olds Peace Envoy and Cuff. In the six-furlong Rochestown Stakes, Peace Envoy–a son … 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

European Racing Report: Zonderland, Time Test Win at Sandown

A drop in class proved to be just what Zonderland needed to return to the winner’s circle. After running very well without winning in three major stakes races, including the 2,000 Guineas (Eng-I) at Newmarket, Zonderland proved decisively best in the one-mile Heron Stakes … Continued

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