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  • Rosalind will be seeking redemption after losing her jockey at Royal Ascot.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2013-Breeders-Cup/Breeders-Cup/32986083_QMHXWK#!i=2873933616&k=mmd3Jgr">Order This Photo</a>

    Xcellence Heads Euro Invaders in Belmont Oaks

    The $1 million Belmont Oaks (gr. IT), formerly the Garden City Stakes, has found a new identity as part of the New York Racing Association's July 5 Stars and Stripes card, which also features the Belmont Derby (gr. IT).

  • Sky Captain goes by Frac Daddy to win the Dominion Day Stakes at Woodbine.

    Sky Captain Upsets Frac Daddy in Dominion Day

    In upsetting massive favorite Frac Daddy in the $155,100 Dominion Day Stakes (Can-III) July 1 at Woodbine, Sky Captain extended his perfect 4-year-old season to three races and secured the first stakes win of his career.

  • Spiritjim catches Noble Mission late to win the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-P3wX56F">Order This Photo</a>

    Spiritjim Denies Noble Mission in France

    With Noble Mission running out of energy in the closing stages of the June 29 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (Fr-I), Spiritjim was there to capitalize and won by head in the last stride.

  • Australia rolls to victory in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (Ire-I) June 28 at the Curragh. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-76z7gXt">Order This Photo</a>

    Australia Easy Irish Derby Victor

    With primary challenger Kingston Hill a late scratch, Epsom Derby (Eng-I) winner Australia scored the easiest of victories in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (Ire-I) June 28 at the Curragh.

  • Scat Daddy won the Eclipse Stakes by 5 lengths at Woodbine on June 1.

    Frac Daddy Stands Out in Dominion Day Lineup

    Frac Daddy has found his forte as a synthetic surface specialist and will bid for his fourth win from as many starts on an artificial track in the $150,000 Dominion Day Stakes (Can-III) July 1 at Woodbine.

  • Southern Hemisphere Book for Sea The Stars

    Sea The Stars, whose first crop includes 2014 Investec Epsom Oaks (Eng-I) winner Taghrooda, will be available to cover a limited book of mares to Southern Hemisphere time from his Irish base, the Aga Khan Studs announced.

  • Joseph O'Brien

    Jockey O'Brien Suspended for Whip Use

    British Horse Racing Authority stewards have suspended jockey Joseph O'Brien nine days and fined him for using his whip more than the permitted number of times during two races June 19 at Royal Ascot.

  • Scat Daddy

    Scat Daddy Sire of Top 4 in Chilean Group I

    Runners by Coolmore's Central Kentucky-based Scat Daddy dominated the finish of the Clasico Alberto Vial Infante (Chi-I) for 2-year-old colts June 20 at Club Hipico in Santiago, taking the top four places.

  • World Record-Priced Filly Wins Debut

    Al Naamah, a daughter of Galileo who brought a filly world-record price of 5 million guineas at the 2013 Tattersalls October yearling sale, was successful in her career debut at France's Chantilly Racecourse June 23.

  • Yeats

    Haskin: Stayers Again Steal Ascot Show

    Someone asked me today to send them a link to the column I wrote five years ago about Yeats' record-breaking fourth Ascot Gold Cup victory. That got me thinking about this year's Gold Cup, which awakened those same feelings.

  • Grand Arch wins the King Edward Stakes.

    Grand Arch Rises to King Edward Surprise

    Outsider Grand Arch, rallying through the long Woodbine stretch, caught favored Excaper in the final strides to register his first stakes win in the $187,759 King Edward (Can-IIT) June 22 on the turf.

  • Treve
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    Arc Winner Treve to Get Some Time Off

    Reigning European Horse of the Year Treve will miss a summer campaign because of sore muscles but is expected to return in the fall to prepare to bid for a second straight win in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I).

  • Rizeena and Ryan Moore take the Coronation Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-VpGmsQd">Order This Photo</a>

    Rizeena Back to Best in Coronation Stakes

    Rizeena, a disappointing classic starter last time out, repelled strong bids from Lesstalk In Paris and Euro Charline to win the Coronation Stakes (Eng-I) for 3-year-old fillies June 20 at Royal Ascot.

  • Slade Power won the 2013 QIPCO British Champions Sprint by a neck.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2843775579&k=QK7jjcN">Order This Photo</a>

    Slade Power Bids for Royal Double for Lynam

    Slade Power could provide trainer Eddie Lynam with a top-level sprint double at Royal Ascot when he bids for the a breakthrough group I win in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes June 21, closing day.

  • Leading Light and Joseph O'Brien (right) take the Gold Cup.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-ksXv4R8">Order This Photo</a>

    Leading Light Denies Estimate in Gold Cup

    Leading Light denied Queen Elizabeth II's Estimate a repeat victory in the Gold Cup (Eng-I) June 19 at Royal Ascot in winning by a neck from that rival in a rousing three-horse battle.

  • My Titania Among Dozen for Coronation Stakes

    Three-year-old fillies get the spotlight June 20 in the Coronation Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot, where Christopher Tsui's My Titania is the early favorite for a top-level breakthrough in the field of 12.

  • The Fugue wins the Prince of Wales's Stakes June 18.
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    The Fugue Wins at Royal Ascot, Treve Third

    The Fugue easily handled a stellar field in the Prince of Wales's Stakes (Eng-I) June 18 at Royal Ascot, winning in record time over Magician, while European Horse of the Year and heavy favorite Treve struggled in for third.

  • 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.

  • 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.