The first race of this year's Royal Ascot meeting will feature the Richard Hannon-trained pair of Night of Thunder and Toormore, who will be tested against the world's best milers in the Queen Anne Stakes (Eng-I).
Order of Finish
|Pos||Horse / Age / Sex / TrueNicks / Pedigree||Jockey / Trainer||Margin||Earnings|
Night of Thunder (IRE)
CHARM SPIRIT (IRE)
NOOZHOH CANARIAS (SPA)
WAR COMMAND (USA)
THE GREY GATSBY (IRE)
MASTER THE WORLD (IRE)
Night of Thunder streaked across the finish line first in the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes (Eng-I) May 16 at Newbury, closely chased by stablemate Toormore in a one-two finish for trainer Richard Hannon.
Thirty-six entries, among them U.S. Horse of the Year California Chrome and 2014 Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) victor Karakontie, have been received for the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes (Eng-I) May 16 at Newbury.
Check out this behind the scenes video of Europe's Cartier awards. Listen to Kingman's Horse of the Year acceptance speech from Juddmonte's Douglas Erskine-Crum. Commentary by John Gosden, Arnaud Bamberger, & Philip Mitchell. watch video
Khalid Abdullah's homebred Kingman was honored as Europe's 2014 Horse of the Year and top 3-year-old colt Nov. 11 when the 24th annual Cartier Racing Awards were presented at the Dorchester Hotel in London, England.
France-based Charm Spirit denied 2-1 favorite Night of Thunder victory in the QIPCO Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Eng-I), the latter not getting a clear run until too late Oct. 18 at Ascot.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the British Champions Day races at Ascot. read blog
The sole sophomore classic winner on show at British Champions Day Oct. 18 at Ascot attempts to regain the winning thread for the first time since he won the Qipco Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) May 3.
English and Irish classic winner Australia, the brilliant son of Galileo and U.S. and European champion Ouija Board, has been retired and will begin his stud career in 2015 at Coolmore Stud in Ireland.
Khalid Abdullah's multiple group-I winning miler Kingman, who had been a candidate for the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park, has been retired and will stand in 2015 at Banstead Manor Stud in Newmarket
Baltic Baroness, a 22-1 longshot, handed Pomology her first defeat Sept. 14 in winning the Prix Vermeille (Fr-I) by a short head at Longchamp. Defending Arc winner Treve was fourth as the even-money choice.
Star French mare Treve will try to get back her winning ways Sept. 14 in the Qatar Prix Vermeille (Fr-I), a prep for the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I), at Longchamp.
Kingman took to the less than ideal turf conditions at Deauville Aug. 17 and further bolstered his rank as Europe's top miler with a comfortable win in the Prix du Haras de Fresnay-Le-Buffard Jacques Le Marois (Fr-I).
Trainer John Gosden has declared 3-year-old Kingman in peak fitness ahead of his bid for a fourth consecutive top-level win in the Prix du Haras de Fresnay-Le-Buffard Jacques Le Marois (Fr-I) Aug. 17 at Deauville.
Unleashing a belated but powerful acceleration, Kingman blew past the battling pair of Toronado and pacesetter Darwin in the closing stages and won the QIPCO Sussex Stakes (Eng-I) July 30 at Goodwood.
An exciting matchup between group I winners Kingman and Toronado has shaped up for the QIPCO Sussex Stakes (Eng-I) July 30 at Goodwood.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the group I Sussex Stakes at Glorious Goodwood. read blog
Dazzling Royal Ascot winner The Fugue is the favorite for the Coral-Eclipse Stakes, which attracted five other group I winners among a field of 11 for the July 5 race at Sandown Park.
Royal Ascot, Belmont Park, Churchill Downs, Monmouth Park, Santa Anita & More! view slideshow
Kingman avenged his lone career loss when the Khalid Abdullah homebred posted a 2 1/4-length victory in the $637,500 St. James's Palace Stakes (Eng I) June 17 at Royal Ascot.
Classic winners Kingman and Night of Thunder will renew their hot rivalry June 17 at Royal Ascot in the St. James's Palace Stakes (Eng-I) for 3-year-olds.
Dual classic winner California Chrome is the fourth-ranked horse in the latest "World's Best Racehorse Rankings" published June 12 by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.
Juddmonte Farms' homebred Kingman look every bit the classic racehorse May 24 when capturing the Irish Two Thousand Guineas (Ire-I) by a commanding five lengths at the Curragh.
Kingman will get a chance to make amends for his close runner-up finish in the QIPCO Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) earlier this month at Newmarket when he meets 13 opponents in the Tattersalls Irish Two Thousand Guineas.
Photos from Churchill Downs, Europe, Santa Anita, Japan, Parx Racing and more. view slideshow
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