Both grade 1 winners stood at Spendthrift Farm, which has retained the first right of refusal if the new owner ever sells the stallions. They will be returned to the U.S. at the conclusion of their breeding careers.
The Champion Awards Judging Panel has elected the final nominees for The Hong Kong Jockey Club Champion Awards 2016/2017.
Mott is looking to complete a first-out trifecta of Woodbine's three top races after winning the 1985 Canadian International with Lassigny and the inaugural Woodbine Mile with Geri in 1997.
NBC Sports coverage takes Royal Ascot to another level
Trainer Wesley Ward was at his Keeneland base the morning of June 26, overseeing his string that soon will include two recent stakes winners at the Royal Ascot meet in King's Stand (G1) winner Lady Aurelia and Sandringham winner Con Te Partiro.
Despite such a challenging environment, the 14-year-old son of Not Impossible has had his progeny perform unbelievably well.
Stud Couet's 3-year-old Kentucky-bred filly Birdie Gold powered to a three-length victory in Sunday's 1 1/4-mile $65,000 Gran Premio Pamplona (G1) and earned an automatic berth into the $2 million Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1T).
Satono Crown, the conqueror of Highland Reel in December, earned his second group 1 win and a berth in Breeders' Cup Turf (G1T) with a stretch-running victory in the June 25 Takarazuka Kinen (G1) at Hanshin Racecourse.
When Royal Ascot ended its five-day meet, there was a sense of sadness, as if something beautiful, yet comforting, was taken away after filling four and a half hours each morning with a kaleidoscope of images and colors and unbridled emotion.
Idaho emerged from the shadow of his older brother Highland Reel (IRE) to win the Hardwicke Stakes (G2) on the final day of Royal Ascot June 24, providing Coolmore a powerful 1-2 punch for the remainder of the season worldwide.
Trainer Mark Casse was at the Royal Ascot meet June 23 to saddle La Coronel to a fifth-place run in the Coronation Stakes (G1) and July 2 he'll be at Woodbine to watch King and His Court and State of Honor compete in the Queen's Plate.
Kitasan Black, the 2016 Japanese Horse of the Year and last year's Japan Cup (G1) winner, is the standout in the 1 1/2-mile Takarazuka Kinen (G1) at Hanshin Racecourse June 25, for an automatic berth into the Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (G1T).
The Coolmore team from Ireland ruled the fourth day of Royal Ascot, where it won both group 1 events and gave a boost to Caravaggio, one of the most promising sons of the late sire Scat Daddy.
Son of Mutakddim will stand for CAN$3,000 in 2018.
Led by El Castillo's 3-year-old filly Soy Realidad, a field of 12 is entered for the 1 1/4-mile Gran Premio Pamplona (G1) June 25 at Hipodromo de Monterrico.
Big Orange ran the biggest race of his career, dug in gamely in the final yards to hold off defending champion Order Of St George, and won by a desperate nose in the Gold Cup (G1), the featured race on the middle day of Royal Ascot.
The Royal Ascot meeting won't go without a bang Saturday, as there's a group 1 sprint on tap and a good supporting cast of races.
Joe Osborne, who has been acting as interim chief executive of Godolphin's global operation, will now take the position in a permanent capacity, it was announced June 22.
Darley's 24-year-old son of Gone West retired with 126 black-type stakes winners
Highland Reel (IRE) refused to be beaten in the £750,000 ($945,000) Prince of Wales's Stakes (G1) June 21, the feature of the second day of Royal Ascot and richest race of the meeting.
The Royal Ascot heavyweights are poised to square off in the first of two group 1 events on the second-last day of Royal Ascot.
Topped by the sale of German group 2-placed Lockheed (GB), Goffs reported a dozen horses sold for gross receipts of £4,525,000 (US$5,060,760) at its fourth London Sale held June 19 at The Orangery, Kensington Palace.
Royal Ascot has partnered with The Stronach Group and Xpressbet as their preferred U.S. betting site.
Order of St George is the overwhelming favorite in the sole group 1 event June 22 at Royal Ascot, The Gold Cup at 2 1/2 miles for 4-year-olds and up.
Taking on older males for the first time proved to be no problem for Lady Aurelia as the 3-year-old daughter of Scat Daddy scored by three lengths in the King's Stand Stakes (G1) June 20 at Royal Ascot.
Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin operation has been prominent in the headlines recently. At the conclusion of the June 20 Queen Anne Stakes (G1), Ribchester (IRE) put the royal blue silks in racing's forefront for positive reasons.
Frankie Dettori will sit out this year's Royal Ascot meeting with an arm injury sustained last week at Yarmouth.
The Prince of Wales's Stakes (G1), the richest race of the meeting and one of its most competitive at the top level, is the gem of the second day of Royal Ascot June 21.
Royal Ascot 2017 will be broadcast in 175 territories with a reach of 650 million households this week through Ascot's media rights arrangements with Pitch International and Racecourse Media Group (RMG).
NBCSN presents daily live coverage of the Royal Meeting in Ascot, Berkshire, England – one of the most prestigious horse racing meets in the world – beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, June 20, at 8:30 a.m. ET.
At age 5, Miss Temple City is back at Royal Ascot for a third consecutive year, still seeking a victory on that prestigious ground but in no need of outside validation.
A list of both the U.S.-based horses who shipped over for the meet, and other horses with U.S. ties running at Royal Ascot this week.
While most of the attention "across the pond" in America is focused on Miss Temple City's appearance in the Queen Anne Stakes (G1), the Royal Ascot opening day feature for most of the locals will be the St. James's Palace (G1).
None could muster enough to challenge Senga, as the striking bay blaze-faced filly passed the finish a length ahead of Sistercharlie in the Prix de Diane Longines (French Oaks, G1) June 18.
Northwest Stud of Ocala, Fla., is sending 2011 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (G1T) winner Wrote to New Zealand for the shuttle season, it was announced June 16.
One year after sending champion Tepin to Royal Ascot to make a little American history, Mark Casse's barn has another firecracker in John Oxley's La Coronel set for the prestigious meeting, this one a planned start in the Coronation Stakes (G1).
Connections of some United States-based runners who plan to compete in the Royal Ascot meeting June 20-24 gathered for a news conference June 15 at the historic Jockey Club Rooms in Newmarket.
The catalog for the 2017 Tattersalls July Sale is available online and will be published on Thursday, June 15. Numbering 910 lots, the sale comprises 747 horses and fillies in/out of training and 163 broodmares, 10 of which have foals at foot.
Ascot Racecourse is delighted to announce that a Royal Ascot Leading Owner Trophy will be awarded next week.
In a late charge, Stronach Stables' homebred Holy Helena stormed down the middle of the Woodbine stretch to defeat 11 others by a length in the $500,000 Woodbine Oaks Presented by Budweiser June 11.
While the scratch of Epicharis (JPN) impacted the amount of money wagered, the Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (G1) June 10 at Belmont Park still became the first United States classic simulcast into Japan.
Led by the Haras Doce Vale's Brazilian Filly Triple Crown winner No Regrets (BRZ) and multiple Group 1 winner Haras Santa Maria Araras's Daffy Girl (BRZ), a field of 18 runners has been entered for the June 11 Grande Premio Brasil (G1) at Gavea.
Despite the scratch of Japan-based Epicharis from the Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (G1) the morning of June 10, the Japan Racing Association will still accept the simulcast signal of the 1 1/2-mile classic.
Epicharis, who traveled from Japan to contest the Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (G1), was a vet scratch the morning of the race June 10, after he failed to train several days in a row at Belmont Park.
Australian Bloodstock's Red Cardinal (IRE) invaded Belmont Park June 9 and claimed the $400,000 Belmont Gold Cup (G3T) with a strong turn of foot.
East West Stable's Enstone (by Tiznow), holds a class edge over her fellow 3-year-old fillies in Sunday's Woodbine Oaks Presented by Budweiser. The nine-furlong filly classic drew a field of 12 Canadian-breds.
Martin Panza pioneered recruiting Japanese horses to the American Oaks at Hollywood Park last decade, and he's doing the same thing at NYRA as Epicharis follows Lani as a Belmont Stakes entrant
While Arrogate, with a ranking of 134, and Winx (132) continue to maintain their top two positions in the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings for 2017, Ribchester moved into the third spot at 124.
The 2017 Magic Millions National Sale on the Gold Coast concluded June 8 with records for the 15-day auction that consisted of weanlings, broodmares, yearlings, and racehorses.
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The status of Japanese contender Epicharis is in question for the June 10 Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) after the colt was treated with bute June 7 and did not go out to train June 8 at Belmont Park.
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