It's been confirmed that last year's French 1000 Guineas & French Oaks winner, Avenir Certain, will ship over from France to the UK to run in the G1 Falmouth Stakes on July 10th, but this time jockey Gregory Benoist will be replaced by Christophe Soumillon in the Falmouth Stakes.
For the 3rd time this season, The Grey Gatsby has to settle for 2nd place at G1 level as Epsom Derby winner, Golden Horn, keeps his unbeaten record in tact winning the G1 Coral-Eclipse Stakes at Sandown Park.
Overdose, once dubbed the "Budapest Bullet", has died at the age 10 of colic. Article via RacingPost.com web-site.
Apparently the connections of Australian sprinter Brazen Beau weren't overjoyed with the ride he received at Royal-Ascot in the G1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes by jockey Craig Williams. Williams has been let go and replaced by Godolphin stable jockey James Doyle, who will ride Brazen Beau in the G1 Darley July Cup at Newmarket's July Course on July 11th.
Trainer Paul Nicholls with whom Kauto Star was with for much of his career did an interview this morning with AtTheRaces.com and said the accident to Kauto Star actually happened about a week ago and they had been fighting to save his life until complications set in to the point he had to be euthanized.
Wasn't a fall in the field. Injuries were sustained from a fall he took in the paddock. Story on RacingPost.com.
Treve struggled at this juncture last season and didn't win a race until Arc day, but so far this season she looks very much again like the same filly we saw that was so dominate during her 3YO season in 2013. According to her trainer Criquette Head-Maarek, Treve will now be put away and rested over the summer. She'll then return in mid-September to run in the G1 Prix Vermeille again as a prep for her attempt at winning the Prix De l'Arc de Triomphe for a historic 3rd time in October.
Has been retired with over $1.7 million in earnings and that's in Euros. Not sure what that equates to in U.S. dollars?
Coming back off a really quick turnaround where he suffered the first loss of his career in the G1 Ascot Gold Cup, Forgotten Rules is turned over once again, finishing a well beaten 4th in the G3 Curragh Cup in Ireland.
Cheshire Oaks winner, Diamondsandrubies, who was 4th in the G1 Epsom Oaks after being one of several who suffered from interference in the stretch at Epsom springs a massive upset in Ireland defeating English 1000 Guineas winner & Epsom Oaks 2nd, Legatissimo, to win the G1 Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh.
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