Derrick Smith, Mrs. John Magnier and Michael Tabor's Hootenanny, who
worked over the Arlington International Racecourse turf in preparation
for his trip abroad, won the Listed Windsor Castle Stakes at Royal Ascot
to give the United States its first win of this year's royal meeting.
Breaking from the stands side in the massive 25-horse field, the
$75,000 Keeneland September purchase dominated the straight five-furlong
event from start to finish, winning by 3½ effortless lengths in his
Trained by Wesley Ward, the son of first crop stallion Quality Road
followed a similar route that proved successful last year for the
conditioner when he worked No Nay Never at Arlington en route to winning
the Group II Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot.
That talented colt would
later be shipped to Europe again to win the Group I Prix Morny at
Deauville in August in impressive fashion.