Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Top 10: Sistercharlie still on top

Although we’re still 2 1/2 months away from the 2019 Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita, a clear favorite has already emerged for the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1).

Royal Ascot: Three spot plays for opening day

Imprimis winning the Shakertown Stakes (G2) at Keeneland - Keeneland Photo On Tuesday racing fans around the globe will turn their attention to Ascot Racecourse in England, where the five-day Royal Ascot race meet will take place June 18-22. The prestigious and much-anticipated meet will feature high-class horses from around the world in 30 races, including 19 group stakes. The opening-day card is particularly deep, with three group 1 races on the agenda. Want to get in on [...]

Top Milers Prep for Royal Ascot in Lockinge Stakes

Horses and jockeys during the 2017 Queen Mary Stakes, Royal Ascot - Photo by Horsephotos.com The 2019 British flat racing season is well underway, and preparations are heating up for the prestigious five-day Royal Ascot meet in mid-June. The annual opening race at Royal Ascot is the Queen Anne Stakes (G1), a one-mile test that pits some of the best older milers in Europe—both male and female—against each other in a straight run down the long chute and [...]

Cracksman, Roaring Lion Among Stars on British Champions Day

Royal Ascot - Photo by Horsephotos.com The 2018 racing season in Great Britain will reach its climax this Saturday with the eighth-annual British Champions Day at Ascot, a top-class afternoon of racing featuring five prestigious stakes races across a variety of distances and divisions. The day could be especially memorable for trainer John Gosden, who conditions the favorite in four of the five races. Here’s a quick rundown of what to watch for on Saturday…. Race 1: QIPCO [...]

Laurens Upsets Huge Favorite Alpha Centauri in Matron Stakes

It’s a fact that when a heavy favorite is upset in a major sporting competition, more attention is typically focused on the performance of the loser than the winner, and this is especially so when extenuating circumstances surround the defeat of the favorite. As an unfortunate side effect, the victorious effort of the underdog is frequently overlooked, which has been precisely the case in the aftermath of Saturday’s one-mile Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes (Ire-I) at Leopardstown in Ireland. From [...]

Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf Berth Up for Grabs in Yorkshire Oaks

A "Win and You're In" berth to the 2018 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf is on the line in Thursday's Yorkshire Oaks (Eng-I) - Photo by Michael McInally/Eclipse Sportswire/Breeders Cup The major U.S.-based contenders for the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. I) are already well established, with Sistercharlie leading the charge. On Thursday, we’ll get a look at possible contenders from Europe when eight fillies and mare contest the Darley Yorkshire Oaks (Eng-I) at [...]

O’Brien looks to close on G1 record in Fillies Mile

Aidan O’Brien is just two wins away from equaling Robert Frankel’s world record of 25 group/grade one victories in a year. By the end of Friday, there’s a great chance that number will be one. O’Brien is set to saddle three horses in the Fillies Mile (G1) at Newmarket, one of the premier races for juvenile fillies in Europe – and they fill the top three positions in the market. Happily and Magical, both fillies by Galileo, are the most [...]