Estimate, the 2013 Ascot Gold Cup (Eng-I) winner belonging to Queen Elizabeth II, has tested positive for the banned substance morphine, Buckingham Palace announced July 22.
Fresh off a convincing win at Royal Ascot last month, Integral kept the momentum going at Newmarket July 11 when she broke through for a first group I success in the QIPCO Falmouth Stakes.
Beverly D. Stakes (gr. IT) winner Dank delivered as the 3-5 favorite in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) Nov. 2 at Santa Anita Park, stringing together back-to-back grade I scores on the American lawn.
Estimate led in the final furlong of the Gold Cup (Eng-I) June 20 at Royal Ascot and gamely turned back a strong challenge to narrowly prevail in the 2 1/2-mile marathon for owner Queen Elizabeth II.
English trainer Sir Michael Stoute has Sea Moon in the Hong Kong Vase and Carlton House in the Hong Kong Cup. Watch Video
Last season's joint European champion 2-year-old Frankel heads 125 hopefuls going forward for the 2011 Investec Derby (Eng-I) following this week's scratching stage.
The connections of Workforce, early favorite for the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), have concerns about the condition of the Churchill Downs turf course that could lead to the colt being scratched.
Eight horses have come forward at the second entry stage for this year's Â£1.25 million Investec Derby (Eng-I), highlight of the Investec Derby Festival at June 5.
Though three of the Euros top distance horses -- Mastercraftsman, Rip Van Winkle, and Twice Over -- are being pointed to either the Classic (gr. I) or Dirt Mile (gr. I), they still hold the upper hand on the Americans for the Nov. 7 Turf.
Kieren Fallon, the six-time leading jockey in Great Britain who is currently banned from riding because of a failed drug test, revealed in an interview that he wants ride in North America every winter, and maybe more.
Echelon captured a well-deserved first group I win when she easily drew off from the field to capture the Coolmore Fusaichi Pegasus Matron Stakes (Ire-I) at Leopardstown Sept. 8.
Echelon led home a one-two finish for Cheveley Park Stud as the 5-year-old mare captured the totesport.com Celebration Mile (Eng-II) by 1 1/4-lengths over fellow Cheveley Park-owned Cesare Aug. 25.
Sir Michael Stoute, who has saddled such notable winners of the Princess Margaret Stakes (Eng-III) as classic winner Russian Rhythm and group II winner Enthused, added another potential star to that group when the filly Visit captured this year's renewal at Ascot on Sunday.
Notnowcato surprised most observers when heading a 1-2 sweep for trainer Sir Michael Stoute in the Juddmonte International Stakes (Eng-I) at York on Tuesday.
Champion trainer Sir Michael Stoute's horses have been winning at an impressive 40% rate during the month of May. On Saturday at Newbury, Peeress added to that total, with an impressive 1 ¾-length victory in the Juddmonte Lockinge Stakes (Eng-I).
The Vodafone Derby (Eng-I) at Epsom Downs June 3, promises plenty after 136 horses stood their ground at the initial forfeit stage--the first since the yearling entry in 2004.
For most of the week leading up to Saturday's Racing Post Trophy (Eng-I), most of the focus had been on colts trained by Sir Michael Stoute and Aidan O'Brien.
Sir Michael Stoute appeared to be holding a strong hand going into Saturday's Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes (Eng-I) for fillies and mares at Newmarket.
Jockey Richard Hughes called an audible early in the running of the Petros Rose of Lancaster Stakes (Eng-III) and the decision gave Juddmonte Farms' Kentucky-bred Notable Guest a free-running victory at Haydock Park Saturday.
Kieren Fallon, who cut short his recent riding stint in Florida, could be appearing more in American races following his decision to sign up as retained jockey to owners John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith on Feb. 25.
America-bound jockey Kieren Fallon, who reached the 200-victory mark for the fifth time in eight years this week, insisted that he would not extend his stay in the states into the spring European flat racing season.
Multiple group I winner Russian Rhythm, winner of both the One Thousand Guineas and the Coronation Stakes, has been retired.
Chic, ridden by Kieren Fallon, came from last to overtake hard-luck Nayyir and claim Saturday's Celebration Mile (Eng-II) over a very soft course at Goodwood.
Three British awards ceremonies within a week honored people and horses from this year and the past.
Legendary rider Pat Eddery was blanked in five tries while saying good-bye to a 37-year British racing career Saturday at Doncaster.
Whichever trainer at Newmarket earns the most points from placings in group events wins his or her weight in Ruinart Champagne.John Dunlop currently has the lead, followed closely by John Gosden, Sir Michael Stoute, and Dermot Weld.
Cheveley Park Stud's Russian Rhythm made hard work of things, but managed to register her third consecutive group I triumph Saturday, defeating French invader Ana Marie by a neck in the Vodafone Nassau Stakes (Eng-I) at Goodwood.
Kris Kin will seek to become the third winner of the Vodafone Derby (Eng-I) in the last 10 years who went on to capture the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (Eng-I) at Ascot, England on Saturday.
A massive public gamble was landed Saturday at Britain's Epsom Downs when Kris Kin came late to secure a decisive victory in the Vodafone Epsom Derby (Eng-I). Owner Saeed Suhail had paid £90,000 to supplement Kris Kin for the race, even though he had been entered originally as a yearling at a cost of only £310 and subsequently scratched last autumn.
A total of 84 fillies are nominated for the June 6 Vodafone Oaks.
84 fillies are still eligible for the June 6 Vodafone Oaks (Eng-I).
French Derby winner Sulamani and English Derby champion High Chaparral are the top contenders for Sunday's $1.58 million Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I), Europe's most prestigious horse race. Sakhee, last year's Arc winner, went on to finish second in the Breeders' Cup Classic.
Aidan O'Brien took no chances on Thursday and declared both of his superstars, Hawk Wing and High Chaparral, for the Ireland The Food Island Champion Stakes.
Irish-bred Islington drew away to easily win the Group 1 Vodafone Nassau Stakes for fillies contested at 10 furlongs at Goodwood Saturday.
The Breeders' Cup Turf may have gained an additional starter but lost a contender as a result of Saturday's Dubai Champion Stakes (Eng-I) at Newmarket, England.
Cheveley Park Stud's Regal Rose, a 2-year-old daughter of Danehill trained by Sir Michael Stoute, took the lead in the final furlong and posted a one-length victory in Tuesday's Shadwell Stud Cheveley Park Stakes (Eng-I) at Newmarket, England.
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