Enable, Magical meet again in Yorkshire Oaks

Magical (purple cap) battles with Enable (pink cap) in the 2018 Breeders' Cup Turf - © Casey Phillips/Eclipse Sportswire/CSM /Breeders Cup The August 22 Darley Yorkshire Oaks (G1) at York in England is always a prestigious event, but this year, the presence of superstar mare #1 Enable has elevated the race to a new level. With nine group 1 victories under her belt, including back-to-back triumphs in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1), Enable is already a [...]

Battaash, Blue Point Face Off in Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes

Royal Ascot - Photo by Horsephotos.com The Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (gr. I) has been run on ten occasions, and thus far, no horse based in Europe has prevailed in the rich turf sprint. Whether that changes in November at Churchill Downs remains to be seen, but on Friday we’ll get a chance to see some of Europe’s top contenders in action when York Racecourse hosts the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (Eng-I), a five-furlong sprint that offers a “Win [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]