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The King’s Stand Stakes
is one of the major highlights of Royal Ascot and brings together the fastest
sprinters from around the world.
contest has truly attracted international support in the past couple of decades
and currently takes… Read More
Like many of the races at Royal Ascot, the Queen Anne Stakes has been through a number of changes down the years.
Today the race commemorates Queen Anne, the founder of Ascot Racecourse, having been run as the Trial Stakes… Read More
Motivator wins the 2005 DerbyImage by www.cranhamphoto.com
There have been some outstanding performances in the Derby since the turn of the century, but few have been as visually impressive as the victory of Motivator in 2005, in a season that… Read More
Lochsong in retirement Image reproduced with the kind permission of https://www.facebook.com/Lochsong-726973890726731/
Few sprinters of the last quarter century have evoked as
much public affection as Lochsong.
She seemed to race forever and helped to put Frankie Dettori
firmly in the… Read More
Every June, the culmination of four years of meticulous planning and dreams come to fruition for one thoroughbred racehorse, while those of countless others fall by the wayside.
The Epsom Derby is the race to win, coveted and feted around… Read More
The Oaks Stakes preceded the Epsom Derby by one year, being first raced in 1779 and is consequently steeped in history and prestige as the forerunner to numerous “Oaks” races around the world which are exclusively for the very best fillies.
The… Read More
Indian Skimmer (seen winning at Newmarket), landed the 1988 Irish Champion Stakes
Image by www.cranhamphoto.com
Throughout his illustrious training career, Sir Henry Cecil nurtured the careers of countless great fillies and mares.
One In A Million, Fairy Footsteps, Oh So… Read More
The Al Shaqab Lockinge
Stakes is the first Group One mile contest for older horses, in the British
The race takes place at
Newbury and attained Group One status in 1995, the same year that it became
exclusive… Read More