The QIPCO British Champions Day undercard Oct. 19 at Ascot featured victories by determined sprinter Slade Power and late-running stayer Royal Diamond.
Royal Diamond (IRE)
- Bay Gelding
- Born 2006
|Breeder||MOYGLARE STUD FARM LTD|
|Royal Diamond (IRE) View Five-Cross Pedigree||King's Best||Kingmambo|
|Irresistible Jewel (IRE)||Danehill|
|In Anticipation (IRE)|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Sir Mark Prescott||Moyglare Stud Farm||$99,813|
|Racing prospect||Fox Covert Stables||($237,626)|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.
Pat Cummings presents an analysis of racing March 2 at the Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan in the United Arab Emirates. The card includes the $250,000 Zabeel Mile (UAE-II) and the $200,000 Nad Al Sheba Trophy (UAE-III).
The $200,000 Nad Al Sheba Trophy (UAE-III) attracted an intriguing 13-horse field, including globetrotting Jakkalberry, 2012 Irish St. Leger (Ire-I) victor Royal Diamond, and Saddler's Rock, who has shown impressive stamina.
Outsider Royal Diamond came out on top in a four-horse photo finish to win the $258,500 Gains Horse Feeds Irish St. Leger (Ire-I) by a head at the Curragh Sept. 15.
The gross and average declined but the median rose during the second session of the Tattersalls autumn horses in training sale in England.