Roaring Lion Edges Saxon Warrior Again in Irish Champion Stakes

Following his determined win in the Irish Champion Stakes, Roaring Lion remains under consideration for the 2018 Breeders' Cup Turf at Churchill D0wns (Photo by © Breeders' Cup/Jamie Rhodes 2011) A neck. Just a neck. That’s seemingly all that separates the talented three-year-olds Roaring Lion and Saxon Warrior when they both run their best race, and that was the margin that separated them in a thrilling renewal of the QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes (Ire-I) on Saturday at Leopardstown. [...]

Roaring Lion, Saxon Warrior Meet Again in Irish Champion Stakes

Two months ago at Sandown Racecourse in Great Britain, the talented three-year-olds Roaring Lion and Saxon Warrior put on quite a show in the Coral-Eclipse Stakes (Eng-I), finishing just a neck apart at the end of the 1 ¼-mile test. That thrilling finish has been among the highlights of a budding rivalry. Roaring Lion and Saxon Warrior have squared off on five occasions already, with the latter coming out ahead in their first two meetings before Roaring Lion took command [...]

How to Bet the Juddmonte International

Who will earn a spot in the starting gate for the 2018 Breeders' Cup Turf? (Photo by © Breeders' Cup/Jamie Rhodes 2011) Unlike in North America, where it’s becoming increasingly rare for three-year-old males to face older horses before the Breeders’ Cup, summer showdowns between sophomores and older veterans are still common in Europe, with Wednesday’s Juddmonte International Stakes (Eng-I) at York being a perfect example. Held at a distance of 10 ½ furlongs, the Juddmonte International offers [...]