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  • Dabirsim

    French Champion Dabirsim to Stand in Germany

    Dual group I winner and 2010 champion highweighted French colt Dabirsim will stand at Gestt Karlshof Stud near Bergstrasse, where he will join stallions Samum and Kamsin.

  • Society Rock won the Diamond Jubilee Stakes in 2011.

    Society Rock Seeks Rare Royal Ascot Double

    Society Rock will bid to become only the second horse in more than 50 years to win the Diamond Jubilee (Eng-I) twice when he takes on 17 opponents June 22, the final day of the 2013 Royal Ascot meeting.

  • Estimate (left) takes the Gold Cup for The Queen.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2586534437&k=NM67xfM">Order This Photo</a>

    Estimate, No Nay Never Win at Royal Ascot

    Estimate led in the final furlong of the Gold Cup (Eng-I) June 20 at Royal Ascot and gamely turned back a strong challenge to narrowly prevail in the 2 1/2-mile marathon for owner Queen Elizabeth II.

  • Al Kazeem (right) streaks home to win the Prince of Wales's Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2584605387&k=LH58DH8">Order This Photo</a>

    Al Kazeem Rules Prince of Wales's Stakes

    Al Kazeem proved to be a cut above June 19 at Royal Ascot when he burst from the pack and wore down pacesetter Mukhadram to win the Prince of Wales's Stakes (Eng-I), vanquishing favorite Camelot for a second time.

  • Eighteen Go for the Gold at Royal Ascot

    The Gold Cup (Eng-I) is Ascot's oldest surviving race and attracted 18 entrants for this year's renewal June 20 at the Royal meeting, including previous winners Colour Vision and Rite of Passage.

  • Declaration of War defeats Animal Kingdom in the Queen Anne Stakes.
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    Declaration of War Flies to Queen Anne Win

    Declaration of War burst between horses and charged down the center of the track to win the Queen Anne Stakes (Eng-I) June 18 at Royal Ascot while U.S.-based Animal Kingdom failed to settle and faded out of contention.

  • Camelot
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    Al Kazeem, Camelot Meet Again at Royal Ascot

    After scoring a career-defining victory over three-time classic winner Camelot last time out, Al Kazeem will get a chance to prove the win was no fluke in the Prince of Wales's Stakes (Eng-I) June 19 at Royal Ascot.

  • Wise Dan
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    U.S. Horses Among Top-Rated in the World

    In the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities' latest "World's Best Racehorses Rankings" for performances from Dec. 1, 2012, to June 9 of this year, three of the top four rated horses were based in the U.S.

  • Dawn Approach
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    Guineas Winners to Meet in St. James's Palace

    Dawn Approach and Magician, the respective English and Irish Two Thousand Guineas winners, look set to clash in the St. James's Palace Stakes (Eng-I) June 18 at Royal Ascot in what may well be the defining race of the meet.

  • Animal Kingdom
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    Animal Kingdom Bids for Unprecedented Triple

    United States-based star Animal Kingdom appears poised to solidify his place among racing's all-time greats June 18 in the Queen Anne Stakes (Eng-I), the first race on opening day at Royal Ascot.

  • Royal Ascot: John Gosden

    Trainer John Gosden talks about his prospects for this year's Royal Ascot meet.

  • Royal Ascot: James Fanshawe

    Trainer James Fanshawe talks about his prospects for Royal Ascot, including Society Rock in the Diamond Jubilee.

  • Orfevre won the 2012 Takarazuka Kinen. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1925588634&k=6mNfqNp">Order This Photo</a>

    Orfevre Out of Takarazuka Kinen

    Orfevre, expected favorite in his title defense in the June 23 Takarazuka Kinen (Jpn-I), was withdrawn from the race after the 2011 Triple Crown champion bled following training June 13.

  • Flotilla won the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches by a neck May 12.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2507939190&k=Mbs3Fg2">Order This Photo</a>

    Flotilla Bids for Second French Classic Win

    Flotilla will try to add a second French classic to her record June 16 when she takes on 10 opponents, including dual group I winner Silasol, in the Prix de Diane Longines (Fr-I, French Oaks) at Chantilly.

  • Royal Ascot: Animal Kingdom Press Conference

    A press conference with the connections of Animal Kingdom. Hear from Graham Motion, Barry Irwin, and John Messara. Learn why they chose to go with jockey John Velazquez.

  • Trainer Henry Cecil is at hand as Princess Reema feeds grass to her father Prince Fahd Salman's Oaks winning filly Ramruma, named after her, at Newmarket June 21, 1999.

    Sir Henry Cecil

    View moments in time from the life of trainer Sir Henry Cecil.

  • Animal Kingdom in the Dubai World Cup.
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    Animal Kingdom in Final Queen Anne Workout

    In what is expected to be the last workout of his career, Animal Kingdom breezed five furlongs in 1:03 with his dedicated workmate over the uphill Polytrack surface near David Lanigan's yard in Lambourn, England on June 12.

  • Frankel racing in England.

    Report Notes Contraction of British Racing

    The move of major bookmakers to offshore locations helped contribute to decreased wagering yield as British racing contracted 1.2% compared with four years ago, according to a recent British Horseracing Authority report.

  • Animal Kingdom - An Insiders Perspective

    Graham Motion, Barry Irwin, John Velazquez, Veterinarian Luis Castro, and John Messara of Arrowfield Stud explain Animal Kingdom. The team discusses what makes a champion horse and answer why they are racing at Ascot.

  • Biz The Nurse Scores Rare Double in Italy

    Recent Derby Italiano (Ity-II) winner Biz The Nurse took on elders for the first time in the Gran Premio di Milano (Ity-I) and scored a convincing victory June 9 at San Siro Racecourse.