2011 Sussex Stakes (G1)

7/27/2011, Goodwood-GB
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10:10 AM ET
1 mile (Turf)
3+ M
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Big story that just broke a few hours ago on the Racing Post web-site. The G1 Sussex Stakes at Goodwood Racecourse, which last season carried a purse of $300,000, has dangled a carrot on a stick in the faces of the connections of both Frankel and Black Caviar, and offered to up the purse to a cool $1 million dollars if the two would agree to meet in the G1 Sussex Stakes in late July? I think Black Caviar's been an incredible sprinter to this point in her career, and she's shown the durability to go 6f and 7f. But I have to say, going a mile at Goodwood, I'm just not convinced she'll enjoy facing Frankel? I thought for sure that Frankel was going to get his comeuppance in last year's Sussex Stakes. Facing older horses for the first time, and staring down the barrel at Canford Cliffs. Who came into last year's Sussex Stakes on a 5 straight G1 stake win streak which began in 2010 with Irish 2000 Guineas, the St James's Palace Stakes, and the Sussex Stakes. Then carried over into 2011 to Lockinge Stakes and the Queen Anne Stakes. Canford Cliffs was an incredible miler in his own right with a tremendous turn of foot who had just cantered all over Rip Van Winkle the season prior to win the Sussex Stakes. But I'm telling you, for those who never saw the race or don't remember, Frankel left Canford Cliffs absolutely for dead in the 2011 renewal of the Sussex Stakes in just a matter of 3 or 4 big strides. Just left him for dead. One of the most impressive pure burst's of speed I've ever seen to leave another incredibly fast horse for dead so easily. I really don't think Black Caviar's connections have been doing her a lot favors keeping her exclusively in Australia, and beating up on the same old horses over and over. No doubt, she's fast. But at a mile against Frankel at Goodwood, I truly believe he'll leave her for dead the same way he did Canford Cliffs the year prior. Assuming the 2 actually accept the offer and both show up for the race? JMO.
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  • Age of Reason · Agreed with MaryZ. If they could shorten it up to 7 furlongs (and why not, we lengthened the Apple Blossom for Zenyatta?)...Race. Of. The. Year. · 3254 days ago
  • footlick · if they are serious about stretching him out, I doubt they would shorten him up to 7 furlongs. · 3254 days ago
Finally - I've found the results. Nothing else anywhere on the net or YouTube. Thank you. If someone could post the race on YouTube please that would be great! The Ozzie.
  • just one moment · If you are talking about the race at Goodwood with Frankel and Canford Cliffs, you may be looking at the probable entries. The race will be run Wed, July 27, you should be able to watch the replay on The Racing Post.com on Wednesday · 3509 days ago
I think ZoffanyThe horse who I feel may be able to spring an upset over the likely first and second choice Canford Cliffs and Frankel, is Zoffany. He ran a game second in the Prix Jean Prat at Chantilly. I think after CC disposes of Frankel, he'll have to hold off Zoffany, to scoop the cash. It should be a great race!
The G1 Sussex Stakes coming up at Goodwood in the UK has been cut down to a 5 horse field. But 4 of the 5 in the field are all awfully good milers, and the 5th entry, Neebras, on a very gradual upward curve himself. The field for the Sussex Stakes now consist of Neebras, Zoffany, Dick Turpin, Frankel, and Canford Cliffs. Should be an exciting race with Frankel and Canford Cliffs going head to head with each other, IMO.

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