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Queen Anne Stakes


What the Nation is saying about the Queen Anne Stakes...

A basic unknown to the casual American race fan, other than possibly as the horse who won Animal Kindgdom’s final career start, Declaration of War is coming to Santa Anita to run the final race of his own career in the Breeders’ Cup Classic. So just who is this horse that has given his connections r...Read More
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  • travel_vic · want a frame of reference for unbelievable consitituion: just look at the great gedlings · 178 days ago ·
  • ILuvTurfRacing · Declaration of War is a very classy horse that's all business once he's out on the track. This will obviously be his first time ever racing on conventional dirt, but War Front offspring has burning up all 3 surfaces in America and abroad. Plus, last season Declaration of War won the G3 Diamond Stakes over 10-1/2f on Dundalk's synthetic track in Ireland, which I've been told probably plays as close to being like conventional dirt as any synthetic track in Europe. The distance or the class isn't an issue at all with this horse. The only question that has to be answered is how he'll handle the switch to dirt? I don't know if Declaration of War will prove good enough to win the BC Classic or not? But I do think he gives Coolmore the best chance they've had of winning the race since Giant's Causeway in 2000 where the race has been held on conventional dirt and not synthetics. · 178 days ago ·
They came, they saw, but they could not conquer. In his final start, Animal Kingdom would regretfully be unable to return the Queen Anne Stakes to foreign shores.Read More
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  • amino998 · HRN seemed excited at the prospect of AK @ Ascot >> you’re stirring an empty pot t.. · 299 days ago ·
  • zxswordxz · Better to try and fail than fail to try! Kudos to the connection! · 299 days ago ·
Graham Motion's Kentucky Derby star bids for European Group 1 glory on his final start at Royal AscotRead More
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  • travel_vic · Yes the back stretch turf is about 10 feet higher than the home stretch...LONGEST stretch on the turf in North America, kept in very good shape and is right up against the stands unlike most turf courses around. · 305 days ago ·
  • On The Gallop's · It gets very good compliments from trainers who ship in. They favor that course over the others in America. Interesting how the Turf course is the outside course when every other track has inner turf courses. The stretch is what 2 furlongs? or 3 ? · 304 days ago ·
Of course I am to AK as Mary Z is to RD. 'Nuf said. Except to add second/third best to Sovereign Debt/Aljamaaheer
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  • icyhotboo · 9:30 a.m. I watch it at HRTV. I don't know of another site besides OTB. Someone else should have more info · 305 days ago ·
  • yukichan · TVG starting 7p MTN time and Twinspires · 305 days ago ·
U.S. racing fans will tune in early tomorrow morning with bated breath to see if one of our racing heroes can conquer Royal Ascot. Make no mistake, it’s a noble undertaking Animal Kingdom will undergo in the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes. An American at Ascot, especially one heavily favored to gain vict...Read More
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  • yukichan · Lets all concentrate on rain holding off til later in the afternoon tomorrow. · 306 days ago ·
  • rafirox · Hopefully for Kingdom it comes up firm (unlikely). · 306 days ago ·
Animal Kingdom prepares to take Royal Ascot by storm in what is likely to be his final start for Graham MotionRead More
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  • AmbitiousD · Question for everyone. How does the horse know when to switch leads on a straight course? I see this as being tricky for Johnny V when the horse's typical que to change is entering or coming out of turns. I'm sure Mr. Motion will have AK ready for this, but the topic certainly has my curiosity. · 317 days ago ·
  • DanMunn1 · One thing to note - Sheikh Mohammed owns part of the breeding rights to Animal Kingdom. His Godolphin operation own Farhh. I feel it is highly likely that Farhh will scratch out of this contest and aim for the Prince of Wales' Stakes. It'd be very silly for Sheikh Mohammed to run both. He has a vested interest in Animal Kingdom winning · 317 days ago ·
Royal Ascot started with a bang as Frankel won the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes in unbelievable styleRead More
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  • Murraylawson · To compare frankel to secretariat is outrageous!!! Secretariat holds a decade long track record compared to frankel who has race substandard fields and by the way... That 11 length win... No even ascot track record ! 'so you think ' would give this young guy a race worthy of the reputation! The connections I'm sure are to interested in his reputation and breeding value to take his abroad out of his comfort zone · 663 days ago ·
  • MarcelloMarocco · Murray is Ignorant..please excuse him. Frankel has the scalp of 30 GR1 winners, totaling 85-90 GR1 wins......put that in your pipe and smoke it Murray. Sercretariat never beat those numbers, and trust me I am not comparing the two because they are both great. · 550 days ago ·
The undefeated colt scores his 11th career victory in the Queen Anne stakes by a sensational 11 lengths!Read More
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  • AmbitiousD · Now that's one statement I can agree with, Tim. Frankel is a once in a lifetime horse, and the horse's well being permitting, why not give the world a chance to watch his greatness. · 667 days ago ·
  • Footlick · Then maybe you should tell that to her connections. They were the ones who nixed the Sussex. They said one race and back to Australia for the Melbourne(?) meet, I think. · 667 days ago ·
In honor of the Royal Ascot meet, HRN announces the launch of our new International Power Ranking!Read More
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  • skipaway2000 · Thanks you guys! I knew I could count on you all to help flesh out the list :) · 669 days ago ·
  • jasen.mangrum · Is 10 as high as the rankings go, because that performance by Frankel was off the charts! · 667 days ago ·
Enjoy a regal performance tomorrow at Royal Ascot, racefans, for Frankel is something very, very special. Read More
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  • patrickspence · You can watch Royal Ascot on Twin Spires for free, live. · 669 days ago ·
  • AmbitiousD · I got too nervous about Chinese website blocks and just hopped the China border and took the train to Sha Tin...haha. · 669 days ago ·
FRANKEL, the world's best racehorse, will face ten rivals when he bids to stretch his unbeaten record to 11 in Tuesday's Queen Anne Stakes, the opening race of Royal Ascot. Trained by Sir Henry Cecil for owner-breeder Khalid Abdullah, the son of Galileo was on Sunday cut to 1-6 (from 1-5) for the 1m...Read More
The best racing in the world will take place over the next 5 days...at Royal Ascot.Read More
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  • xMystix · Goldikova and Canford Cliffs going at it...spectacular! And there are more days to follow for this meet! I hope both come over and participate in the Breeders Cup Mile :). · 1040 days ago ·
  • CsabaOlah · Think you OVERDOSE · 721 days ago ·
I almost felt sorry for Cityscape. As three horses joined the battle outside the furlong marker, it was him that I knew did not belong. He's a nice horse, the five-year-old stakes winning son of Selkirk, but I mean come on. Talk about finding your way into a gunfight armed only with a switchblade. F...Read More
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  • medlocke · I'm not sure I'd go so far as to say that we witnessed a changing of the guard at Royal-Ascot at the end of this year's Queen Anne Stakes? But I would go so far as to say that Goldikova has finally met in Canford Cliffs a turf miler who's turn of foot is every bit equal, if not quicker than Goldikova's. It's no accident that Canford Cliffs has now won 5 straight major G1's over a mile on the turf in Europe. All last season, Canford Cliffs trainer, Richard Hannon, kept running Paco Boy and Dick Turpin at Goldikova, and she always proved to be a half length to a length better than both every time. That's just no longer the case with her facing Canford Cliffs, IMO. Canford Cliffs is a very legitimate threat to dethroning Goldikova in her bid to win a 4th B.C. Mile. TJMO. · 1037 days ago ·
  • zXswordxz · This topic is so misleading, I thought they were talking about best horse that can run two mile. Should it be " Two of the best Miler in the World"? · 1037 days ago ·
CANFORD CLIFFS won a thrilling Queen Anne Stakes from the well-backed favourite Goldikova, with Cityscape back in third. Read More
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  • Rossington · I don't believe very many people saw past the "big 2", Canford Cliffs and Goldikova, finishing 1-2 in this race, one way or another? But I would imagine that trainer Roger Charlton and Prince Khalid Abdullah would have to be ecstatic about the way that Cityscape ran in this race. He really laid down a late challenge, and briefly looked like he might really hit the wire with Canford Cliffs and Goldikova. But it was still a career best for Cityscape. Beaten 1-3/4 lengths by Canford Cliffs, and 1 length by Goldikova. Cityscape ended the 2010 season with win's in the listed Superior Mile at Haydock, and the G3 Joel Stakes at Newmarket. Then made his seasonal debut at Sandown, where he was beaten by 2-1/4 lengths by Dick Turpin in the G2 Bet365 Mile. Most people had Cityscape figured to finish behind Cape Blanco, Rio De La Plata, and some figured even behind Ransom Note also. I think this race will give Cityscape a huge dose of confidence, and I don't doubt Charlton looking for a strong G2 or another G1 over a mile for Cityscape to contest in the very near future!! TJMO. · 1040 days ago ·
  • bigfootmauler · not every horse is perfect! but she sure can run! hope they dont run her too old! · 1040 days ago ·
Goldikova's eagerly-anticipated clash with Canford Cliffs looks set for Tuesday, with the two star milers both among the early entries for the Gr1 Queen Anne Stakes, opening event of the five-day Royal Ascot festival, which runs from June 14 through Saturday, June 18.Read More
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  • 12thCrown · We need a big race to get excited about after that weird Belmont! Hoping Gold' can strike again to keep our interest through the Breeders' Cup so she can get her due!! · 1041 days ago ·
  • xMystix · 12thCrown, I agree! I don't think she gets enough due just because she is a foreign horse. · 1041 days ago ·
CAPE BLANCO could clash with top milers Goldikova and Canford Cliffs in the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot according to trainer Aidan O'Brien.The four-year-old, a major share in which was purchased by Dr Jim and Fitri Hay earlier in the year, won the Irish Derby and Irish Champion Stakes last seas...Read More
  • medlocke · I know that Ballydoyle has a ton of middle distance talent in the barn for the 2011 season. The likes of So You Think, St Nicholas Abbey, Cape Blanco, Await The Dawn, Fame and Glory, and Jan Vermeer. And that's just their older horses. I'm sure it's hard to find black type, G1 stakes races for all of them, and keep them separated from racing each other along the way? But I wonder if Aidan O'Brien isn't treating Cape Blanco almost as an afterthought? Because I'm not sure what this horse has ever done to warrant being thrown into the Queen Anne Stakes field against Goldikova and Canford Cliffs both, over a mile? He won the G2 Dante Stakes and G1 Irish Champion Stakes over 10f for Ballydoyle in 2010. He also won the G1 Irish Derby, and ran 2nd in the G1 King George over 12f for Ballydoyle in 2010. Cape Blanco's obviously a much better middle distance horse, and he get's rewarded by having to face Goldikova and Canford Cliffs at Ascot over a mile? Come on Aidan O'Brien?? Cape Blanco deserves more respect than that? It looks almost like you're just throwing him to the wolves here, because you can't figure out what middle distance G1 race to send him to? IMO. · 1044 days ago ·
THE clash everyone was hoping would kick off Royal Ascot on June 14 is set to become a reality after Goldikova’s trainer Freddie Head revealed to the Racing Post the wonder mare would take on Canford Cliffs in the Queen Anne Stakes. Read More
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  • juststacey · My cousin and her husband will almost certainly be there in person. Jealous... · 1053 days ago ·
  • xMystix · Would love, love, LOVE to go there in person to watch history be made. I'm really envious of those who will be there in person to watch. Any idea whether these races will be televised by HRTV or TVG? Because I am so willing to stay up all night or get up early to watch. · 1053 days ago ·
Goldikova could end her career at Hong Kong this season, with the Hong Kong Mile under consideration for the superstar mare who will also be bidding for an unprecedented fourth successive victory in the Breeders' Cup Mile.Read More
  • medlocke · Definitely want to see her win the Breeders Cup Mile again this year if that's what determines whether or not she goes to Sha Tin for the Hong Kong Mile? I've wanted to see Goldikova race in the Hong Kong Mile for the past 3 season's. Her 2011 debut is likely to be at Royal-Ascot in the G1 Queen Anne Stakes again. A race that many analyst are very eager to see, because it could be the first time that Goldikova will face the Richard Hannon's great miler, the 4yr.old Canford Cliffs. In 2010, Canford Cliffs won the G1 Irish 2000 Guineas, the G1 St. James's Palace Stakes, and the G1 Sussex Stakes. But he never encountered Goldikova throughout the season because he's stable mates with both Paco Boy and Dick Turpin. Paco Boy faced Goldikova multiple times in 2010, and Dick Turpin finished 3rd behind Goldikova and Paco Boy in the G1 Prix De La Foret. But Hannon has consistently stated that he believes Canford Cliffs to be the best of the three. · 1122 days ago ·
What more can be written about Goldikova?  Put her in a race at a mile on good ground and she'll get it done time and again.  For a moment in the Queen Anne Stakes it looked like Paco Boy might have the momentum to go by Goldikova in the shadow of the wire.  But the champion mare...Read More
SUPERSTAR mare Goldikova put in another trademark performance to land a thrilling opener to Royal Ascot on Tuesday, quickening away from her rivals and then holding off the late challenge of Paco Boy by a neck. In a Group 1 curtain-raiser that lived up to great expectations, the two-time Breeders' C...Read More

Stakes Tracker - Probables

  • View Race Details 6/17/2014
  • 2014 Queen Anne Stakes (G1)
  • 1 mile, Turf; 4+ M
Posted By
Mull Of KilloughJ. Chapple-HyamPossible ILuvTurfRacing
MontiridgeR. Hannon Jr.Possible ILuvTurfRacing
Fire ShipW. KnightPossible ILuvTurfRacing
GarswoodR. FaheyPossible ILuvTurfRacing
Parish HallJ. BolgerPossible ILuvTurfRacing
African StoryS. SuroorPossible ILuvTurfRacing
Just The JudgeC. HillsPossible ILuvTurfRacing
MagicianA. O'BrienPossible ILuvTurfRacing
Olympic GloryR. Hannon Jr.Possible ILuvTurfRacing
AfsareL. CumaniPossible ILuvTurfRacing
Sky LanternR. Hannon Jr.Possible ILuvTurfRacing
DankS. StoutePossible ILuvTurfRacing
VercingetorixM. De KockPossible ILuvTurfRacing
Cristoforo Colombo A. O'BrienPossible ILuvTurfRacing
Side GlanceA. BaldingPossible ILuvTurfRacing
Trade StormD. SimcockPossible ILuvTurfRacing
ToronadoR. Hannon Jr.Possible ILuvTurfRacing
KingsbarnsA. O'BrienPossible ILuvTurfRacing
MshawishM. DelzanglesPossible ILuvTurfRacing
Soft Falling RainM. De KockPossible ILuvTurfRacing
Top Notch TontoB. EllisonPossible ILuvTurfRacing
VerrazanoA. O'BrienPossible ILuvTurfRacing
AljamaaheerR. VarianPossible ILuvTurfRacing
GregorianJ. GosdenPossible ILuvTurfRacing

Race Results & Past Performances

View Details06/17/14Asc11 mileT04+ MQueen Anne Stakes-G1   0:00.00
View DetailsView Video06/18/13Asc11 mileT04+ MQueen Anne Stakes-G1Declaration Of WarAljamaaheerGregorian1:38.48
View DetailsView Video06/19/12Asc11 mileT04+ MQueen Anne Stakes-G1FrankelExcelebrationSide Glance1:37.85
View DetailsView Video06/14/11Asc11 mileT03+ MQueen Anne Stakes-G1Canford CliffsGoldikovaCityscape1:38.38
View DetailsView Video06/15/10Asc11 mileT03+ MQueen Anne Stakes-G1GoldikovaPaco BoyDream Eater1:37.74
View Details06/16/09Asc91 mileT04+ MQueen Anne Stakes-G1Paco BoyCesareAqlaam1:39.31
View Details06/17/08Asc11 mileT04+ MQueen Anne Stakes-G1HaradasunDarjinaFinsceal Beo1:38.98
View Details06/19/07Asc41 mileT04+ MQueen Anne Stakes-G1RamontiJeremyTurtle Bowl1:37.21
View Details06/14/05Yor41 mileT04+ MQueen Anne Stakes-G1ValixirRaktiStarcraft1:36.64
View Details06/15/04Asc41 mileT04+ MQueen Anne Stakes-G1Refuse To BendSoviet SongSalselon1:39.14
View Details06/17/03Asc41 mileT04+ MQueen Anne Stakes-G1Dubai DestinationRight ApproachWhere Or When1:38.56
View DetailsView Video06/20/00Asc11 mileT03+ MQueen Anne Stakes-G2KalanisiDansiliSwallow Flight1:39.68
View Details06/20/95Asc11 mileT03+ MQueen Anne Stakes-G2NicolotteNijoSoviet Line1:40.28
View Details06/14/94Asc11 mileT03+ MQueen Anne Stakes-G2BaratheaEmperor JonesGabr1:39.52