@Euro Trash, I missed the announcement about Bracelet's retirment also, mate. Thought we might see Bracelet again in the Prix Vermeille in September or the Prix De l'Opera over Arc weekend in October.
The most impressive winner of the Windsor Castle Stakes during the royal meeting at Ascot back in June is scheduled to run in Sunday's G1 Prix Morny over 6f at Deauville Racecourse in France. According to the article I read on-line, Hootenanny will then return to Wesley Ward in the states along with Ward's top older sprinter, Undrafted, who's been stabled with Ward's long time friend, trainer Robert Cowell, in England. Ward recently ruled Undrafted out of running in Friday's G1 Nunthorpe Stakes at York.
@Euro Trash, I read a comment someone had posted on Racing Post that Bracelet has already been retired to the paddocks. Have you heard anything about that, because I sure haven't?
Tapestry's a very progressive filly right now. I suspected she might be sitting on a big race, but didn't think she'd beat Taghrooda. The result of this race makes me wonder just how good Bracelet actually is, having beaten Tapestry in the G1 Irish Oaks last month and Lustrous(4th in today's Yorkshire Oaks) in the G2 Ribblesdale Stakes back in June.
@Euro Trash, I agree. I think the King George was a tougher race on Taghrooda than John Gosden may have realized. I'm wondering if they'll still point for the G1 Prix Vermeille in mid-September now, or if they'll just give Taghrooda a break and take her to Longchamp fresh for the Arc De Triomphe? No disgrace in that loss to Tapestry, who was clearly very progressive coming into the race.
2nd last time out in the G1 Irish Oaks, Aidan O'Brien's 3yo filly Tapestry deals Taghrooda the 1st loss of her career in the G1 Yorkshire Oaks.
@jonquil, If memory serves I believe it was Manduro that Andre Fabre always said was the best horse he ever trained, and there's no doubt that Andre Fabre is among the elite of the elite turf trainers in Europe.
Jockey Jamie Spencer shocked the racing world by announcing he will retire from riding at the end of this season and will take up a role with Qatar Racing Ltd. management team, effective January, 2015.
These are Michael Tabor's post-race comments about Australia after today's win in the Juddmonte International. They were quote: "You go for a Derby because there's nothing like a Derby, but the truth of the matter is taking him back to 1-1/4 shows the speed he's got, and Joseph said you take him back to a mile and it would be perfect for him. In a perfect world he'll go to Leopardstown for the G1 Irish Champion Stakes next and then the English Champion Stakes. Maybe one more after that, I don't think so, but we'll have to play it one race at a time." End quote. No mention of the Arc anywhere in Tabor's comments, and should they decide to run Australia one more time after British Champions Day at Royal-Ascot, and since the Champion Stakes runs after the Arc De Triomphe, the only two logical targets would be if they came to the Breeders Cup or went after the $500,000 dollar bonus should they win the Japan Cup. Some writers are suggesting should Coolmore send Australia to Santa Anita in November that it would more likely be for the BC Classic instead of the BC Turf. They call the Classic a "no loose" race for Australia meaning that if even if he were to run sub-par in the Classic on conventional dirt it wouldn't effect his future stud fee in regard to breeding for turf.
Has an entry into Saturday's listed Hopeful Stakes over 6f on Newmarket's July Course, and will now race in Godolphin blue. If Reckless Abandon runs on Saturday it will be his first start since being returned to training after suffering fertility issues at stud.
Copyright © 2010 -
other passionate horse racing fans!