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  • 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.

  • Valiant Emilia Qualifies for BC Race in Peru

    A victory in Peru June 22 earned Stud Couet's Valiant Emilia a starting berth in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) later this year at Santa Anita Park.

  • 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).

  • Slade Power takes the Diamond Jubilee at Royal Ascot.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-cdhZ3LX">Order This Photo</a>

    Slade Power Secures Sprint Double for Lynam

    Irish trainer Eddie Lynam landed a prestigious group I sprint double at Royal Ascot when Slade Power scored by a clear margin in the Diamond Jubilee June 21, the closing day feature.

  • Cosmic Endeavour Captures Brisbane's Tiara

    Hong Kong-based jockey Tommy Berry guided Cosmic Endeavour to victory in the Sky Racing Tattersall's Tiara, Australia's final group I race of the season, June 21 at Eagle Farm in Brisbane.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Treve
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    Treve Seeks Redemption in Prince of Wales's

    Reigning European Horse of the Year Treve will try to bounce back from her first career defeat against seven opponents in the Prince of Wales's Stakes (Eng-I) June 18, the second day of the Royal Ascot meeting.

  • Frankel Foal Sells with Dam for $1,952,437

    The first foal by Frankel to be offered at public auction was sold along with his dam, in foal to the undefeated champion, for £1.15 million ($1,952,437 in United States funds) June 16 at the Goffs London sale.

  • Hot Streak Favored in King's Stand

    Three-year-old sprinter Hot Streak looks to be the early favorite in the 17-horse field set for the King's Stand Stakes (Eng-I) June 17 at Royal Ascot.

  • Night of Thunder 
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    Rivals Face Off in St. James's Palace

    Classic winners Kingman and Night of Thunder will renew their hot rivalry June 17 at Royal Ascot in the St. James's Palace Stakes (Eng-I) for 3-year-olds.

  • Lexie Lou wins the Woodbine Oaks.

    Lexie Lou Impresses in Woodbine Oaks

    Lexie Lou outran stablemate Wild Catomine to score an impressive victory in the $500,000 Woodbine Oaks Presented by Budweiser at Woodbine June 15, as 1-2 favorite Paladin Bay finished off the board in the 1 1/8-mile test.

  • We Miss Artie wins the Woodbine Plate Trial Stakes.

    We Miss Artie, at 1-5, Wins Plate Trial

    Back on Polytrack after a 10th-place finish in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands, We Miss Artie took charge in upper stretch and held off a tenacious Majestic Sunset to win the $150,000 Plate Trial Stakes.

  • Verrazano
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    Toronado, Verrazano Meet in Queen Anne

    Al Shaqab Racing's group I winner Toronado heads a field of 10 entered for the Queen Anne Stakes (Eng-I) June 15, opening day at Royal Ascot.

  • Avenir Certain Cruises to French Oaks Win

    Unbeaten Avenir Certain added a second classic win to her record when she captured the Prix de Diane Longines (Fr-I, French Oaks) June 15 at Chantilly.

  • What to Wear to Royal Ascot

    More than 300 years of elite racing and fashion converge June 17-21 at the prestigious Royal Ascot meeting in Great Britain.

  • Classic Winners Among Dozen in French Oaks

    Classic-winning fillies Miss France and Avenir Certain are entered in a field of 12 set for the Prix de Diane Longines (Fr-I, French Oaks) June 15 at Chantilly.

  • Kentucky-Bred Wins Lucrative Race in Russia

    Lucky First, a Kentucky-bred 4-year-old son of Curlin, won Russia's most lucrative race June 11 at the Central Moscow Hippodrome. Bred by Becky Winemiller, Lucky First won the $291,000 President of the Russian Federation.

  • Paladin Bay

    Woodbine Oaks: Paladin Bay Faces Biggest Test

    Paladin Bay, coming off a win over graded company in the Selene Stakes (Can-III), is among the favorites for the $500,000 Woodbine Oaks Presented by Budweiser, to be contested over the Woodbine Polytrack June 15.

  • We Miss Artie won the 2013 Dixiana Breeders' Futurity. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2813053442&k=8DQfZgC">Order This Photo</a>

    We Miss Artie Stands Out in Plate Trial

    After finishing off the board in the Kentucky Derby, grade I winner We Miss Artie will prepare for a run at the Canadian classics when the son of Artie Schiller starts in the $150,000 Plate Trial Stakes June 14.

  • Goffs London Sale to Include Frankel Colt

    When the Irish-based Goffs sales company conducts its London, England sale in association with QIPCO June 16, the offerings will include the first-ever foal by Frankel to be offered at public auction.

  • Eugene Melnyk

    Owner-Breeder Melnyk to Retire from Racing

    Prominent U.S. and Canadian owner-breeder Eugene Melnyk announced June 11 his retirement from the sport of horse racing, with his racing and breeding stock to be dispersed July 14 at Fasig-Tipton Kentucky.