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 [...]

Tip Two Win, Romanised May Have Advantage in St. James’s Palace Stakes

Royal Ascot - Photo by Horsephotos.com Historically, the one-mile St. James’s Palace Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot has been dominated by horses that competed in the top-class “Guineas” races throughout Europe—the one-mile European classics held in England, Ireland, and France. That’s why it’s interesting to see that the John Gosden-trained #9 Without Parole is the clear favorite in the St. James's Palace Stakes despite the fact that he did not contest any of the three Guineas races, missing [...]