Classic-winning 3-year-old filly Taghrooda will face older males Saturday, July 26, when she starts from the outside in the field of 12 expected for the 567,100 ($965,000) King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes.
- Bay Filly
- Born 2011
|Owner||SHEIKH HAMDAN AL MAKTOUM|
|Breeder||SHADWELL ESTATE COMPANY LIMITED|
|Taghrooda (GB) View Five-Cross Pedigree||Sea The Stars (IRE)||Cape Cross (IRE)|
|Ezima (IRE)||Sadler's Wells|
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The Darley Irish Oaks (Ire-I) took on a new look after Investec Oaks (Eng-I) winner Taghrooda was not included among the 11 fillies in the field when runners were declared the morning of July 17.
It's rather rare for a mare in a major racing jurisdiction to throw Derby-winning brothers. It's probably even rarer for both siblings to go on to sire classic winners themselves.
Shadwell homebred Taghrooda, from Sea The Stars' first crop, won the Investec Epsom Oaks (In Memory of Henry Cecil) (Eng-I) June 6. She was ridden by Paul Hanagan for trainer John Gosden.
Recent Irish One Thousand Guineas (Ire-I) winner Marvellous is the pre-race favorite among 17 fillies entered for the Investec Epsom Oaks (Eng-I) June 6.
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