Headlines for Tuesday, June 17, 2014

  • Estimate
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    Estimate Bids for Gold Cup Repeat

    Queen Elizabeth II's Estimate makes her first start of the year June 19 at Royal Ascot, where she will bid for a repeat victory in the Gold Cup (Eng-I).

  • Court Vision

    Court Vision to Shuttle to Chile

    Spendthrift Farm's Ontario-based stallion Court Vision will shuttle to Juan Carlos Harding's Haras Las Araucarias in Chile for the 2014 Southern Hemisphere breeding season.

  • 10-Year-Old Mare Becomes Stakes Winner

    Six years after finishing second in the Southern Belle Stakes at Grants Pass Downs in Oregon, Chocolate Starr tried again in this year's edition June 15 and earned her first stakes victory at age 10.

  • Hootenanny wins the 2014 Windsor Castle Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-6F9rrcF">Order This Photo</a>

    Hootenanny Gives Ward Another Royal Ascot Win

    American trainer Wesley Ward's annual trip to Royal Ascot was off to a dazzling start opening day June 17, when 2-year-old colt Hootenanny dominated 23 overmatched rivals in the Windsor Castle Stakes.

  • Sole Power wins the Kings Stands Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-ms6gsh8">Order This Photo</a>

    Sole Power Repeats in King's Stand

    Sole Power pulled a King's Stand Stakes (Eng-I) double, motoring on the far side to pass 50-1 shot Stepper Point by 1 1/4 lengths. The 7-year-old sprinter won last year's race and was third in the 2012 running.

  • Toronado held off Verrazano to win the 2014 Queen Anne Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-VLzdN4S">Order This Photo</a>

    Toronado Opens Season With Queen Anne Victory

    Toronado proved up to the challenge of facing top competition in his seasonal debut when the 4-year-old held off a late challenge from Verrazano to secure a victory in the Queen Anne Stakes (Eng-I) June 17 at Royal Ascot.