Bob Kieckhefer

  • Kiseki and Mirco Demuro win the Kikuka Sho

    Kiseki Lands Japanese St. Leger

    Kiseki overcame a downpour from an approaching typhoon, soft turf, and 17 rivals to land his first top-level win in the Kikuka Sho (G1) or Japanese St. Leger Oct. 22 at Kyoto Racecourse.

  • Cracksman wins the QIPCO Champion Stakes at Ascot

    Cracksman Superb in Champion Stakes Romp

    Cracksman surged to the lead early in the stretch run in the QIPCO British Champion Stakes (G1) Oct. 21 at Ascot and kicked away smartly to a seven-length victory, earning his first top-level win.

  • Aidan O'Brien's four starters ran out a 1-2-3-4 finish in the Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket

    O'Brien Sweeps to Victory in Dewhurst Stakes

    U S Navy Flag flew home in the Darley Dewhurst Stakes (G1) at Newmarket Oct. 14, leading trainer Aidan O'Brien's four starters to a 1-2-3-4 finish and moving the conditioner to within one of Bobby Frankel's record of 25 top-level winners.

  • Laurens (right) holds off September to win the grade 1 bet365 Fillies' Mile at Newmarket

    Laurens Denies O'Brien at Newmarket

    A desperate nose in the Oct. 13 bet365 Fillies' Mile (G1) at Newmarket prevented Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien from edging within one of the late Bobby Frankel's record of 25 top-level wins in a single year, as Laurens prevailed.

  • Roly Poly wins the Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket

    Roly Poly Rolls in Sun Chariot

    Roly Poly continued a monumental roll by Coolmore 3-year-old fillies and trainer Aidan O'Brien, winning the Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes (G1) at Newmarket Oct. 7 by 1 1/4 lengths over main rival Persuasive.

  • Happily and jockey Ryan Moore win the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere at Chantilly

    Fillies Have a Big Day at Chantilly

    Coolmore's fillies Rhododendron and Hydrangea were impressive in the Prix de l'Opera Longines, while their 2-year-old filly Happily upstaged colts in the Qatar Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere at Chantilly Oct. 1.

  • Enable cruises to victory in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

    Enable Storms Home to Take Arc

    Enable swept to the easiest of victories in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (G1) at Chantilly Oct. 1, as she brushed aside a top-quality field to post her fifth straight win at the highest level.

  • Roaring Lion is led into the winner's enclosure after the Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes

    Roaring Lion Pounces in Royal Lodge

    The Irish connections of Aidan O'Brien and Coolmore won both group 1 events on the card but came up a neck short in the lone Breeders' Cup Challenge heat, the Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes (G2) for colts and geldings.

  • Enable, with jockey Frankie Dettori and trainer John Gosden (right) after the Yorkshire Oaks in August

    Enable Holds the Power in Arc

    It's Enable vs. the world in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (G1) Oct. 1 at Chantilly and, to all appearances, the world has some catching up to do.

  • Cracksman wins the 2017 Qatar Prix Niel

    Bateel, Cracksman, Ribchester Win on Arc Preview Day

    Arc preview day at Chantilly Sept. 10 produced a mixed bag of results with a very international flavor. At the end of the day, if there were new clues to the prospects for the Oct. 1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (G1), they were far from definitive.

  • Order of St George walks with connections ahead of the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot

    Order of St George Standout in Irish St. Leger

    The Comer Group International Irish St. Leger (G1) highlights a Sept. 10 card at the Curragh that also offers two Breeders' Cup Challenge races, but a promised rematch between Order of St George and Big Orange was washed out.

  • Marsha (left) catches Lady Aurelia at the wire to win the Nunthorpe Stakes

    Marsha Catches Lady Aurelia in Nunthorpe Upset

    Jockey Frankie Dettori raised an arm in celebration after driving Lady Aurelia past the finish in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (G1) Aug. 25 at York but the jubilation proved premature as the camera found Marsha's closing lunge had her home first.

  • Lady Aurelia and John Velazquez after their win in the King's Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot

    Lady Aurelia Favored in Nunthorpe at York

    Stonestreet Stables, George Bolton, and Peter Leidel's Lady Aurelia is the narrow favorite for the Aug. 25 Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (G1) at York's prestigious Ebor Festival, with Battaash close on her heels in the antepost markets.

  • Enable wins the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes

    Top Filly Enable Back for Yorkshire Oaks

    Juddmonte Farms' star homebred filly Enable, the dual Oaks winner and early favorite for this fall's Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (G1), is the overwhelming pick in the Aug. 24 Darley Yorkshire Oaks (G1) in the north of England.

  • Barney Roy wins the 2017 St. James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot

    Churchill, Barney Roy Rematch Set for York

    York's premier meeting gets off to a slam-bang start Aug. 23 with an opening day that features a rematch between star 3-year-olds Barney Roy (GB) and Churchill (IRE) in the Juddmonte International Stakes (G1).

  • Teo Ah Khing during the Acorn Stakes at Belmont Park in June

    China Horse Club Meeting Brings World to China

    Some 16,000 fans braved a morning downpour to watch four races that highlighted the China Horse Club's sixth annual Chinese Equine Cultural Festival Aug. 20 at Yiqi Racecourse in Ordos in the northern China region of Inner Mongolia.

  • Al Wukair and Frankie Dettori (red cap) win the  Jacques Le Marois in a close finish

    Al Wukair Upsets Inns of Court in Jacques Le Marois

    Frankie Dettori flew overnight from Chicago to Deauville, then treated fans to his trademark flying dismount after riding Al Wukair to a narrow win in a tight three-way finish in the Prix du Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard-Jacques Le Marois (G1) Aug. 13.

  • Brando and jockey Tom Eaves with connections after taking the Prix Maurice de Gheest

    Brando Takes Prix Maurice de Gheest

    Brando unleashed a withering burst of speed in the final furlongs to capture the LARC Prix Maurice de Gheest (G1) Aug. 6 at Deauville, as the favorite, Caravaggio, again missed the break and struggled home sixth.