Category: International

Mount Athos rout in the UK

Mount Athos rout in the UK

| August 18, 2013

The Luca Cumani-trained Mount Athos made a successful return to action when making all the running to land the Ormonde Stakes. Mount Athos, making his first start since finishing in mid-division in the Japan Cup, was sent straight into the lead byJamie Spencer and was never seriously threatened as he romped clear of his rivals, beating the […]

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Patience the key to Al Kazeem

Patience the key to Al Kazeem

| June 21, 2013

Al Kazeem added to his burgeoning reputation with his success in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes, the feature race on day two at Royal Ascot. Consistent Irish success at the meeting helped to send off Camelot as the favourite but last year’s Derby winner was only fourth and now seems a busted flush. It cannot have […]

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Dawn Approach brave at Royal Ascot

Dawn Approach brave at Royal Ascot

| June 19, 2013

Dawn Approach, the English 2,000 Guineas winner and abject beaten favourite in the Epsom Derby, narrowly prevailed in a thrilling battle with Toronado in the St James’s Palace Stakes, the highlight of day one at Royal Ascot. He won by a short-head at the end of a dramatic race, with favourite-backers kept on tenterhooks by a […]

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Palace Malice unrelenting

Palace Malice unrelenting

| June 19, 2013

Palace Malice took charge on the turn for home and won the Belmont Stakes in unrelenting style, beating Preakness winner Oxbow and Kentucky Derby winner Orb. The win gave Todd Pletcher his second Belmont winner in six years, and vindicated the trainer’s support of a 3-year-old who came into the final leg of the Triple […]

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Ballydoyle rules the world

Ballydoyle rules the world

| June 4, 2013

Ruler Of The World gave trainer Aidan O’Brien his fourth win in the prestigious Epsom Derby and brought up the 10th for owners Coolmore Stud. The 7-1 chance, the latest Classic winner to emerge from O’Brien’s Ballydoyle stable with a bloodline to the cream of the sport, proved too strong for 11 rivals under jockey […]

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Talent in Epsom Oaks

Talent in Epsom Oaks

| June 2, 2013

Talent gave jockey Richard Hughes his second English classic win of the season as she produced a stunning burst of speed to win the Epsom Oaks on yesterday. Hughes — 40 and who had not ridden an English classic winner until Sky Lantern won the 1000 Guineas earlier this month — guided the 20/1 Ralph […]

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