Keyword: champion stakes

  • Found after last year's Breeders' Cup Turf

    Found Seeks to Build on Success in Champion

    After breaking a string of runner-up finishes in most spectacular fashion, Found (IRE) will try for a second straight group I win Oct. 15, when she faces up to 18 rivals in the $1,586,000 QIPCO Champion Stakes (Eng-I) at Ascot.

  • After the Wire: Noble Damsel, Sands Point

    Evan Hammonds recaps several big turf races from the weekend. Hear thoughts on the Noble Damsel S., Sands Point S., and The Grey Gatsby's win in the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown.

  • Henry Cecil

    Ailing Cecil Grateful for Frankel

    There will be mixed feelings at Ascot on Saturday, Oct. 20, when the brilliant Frankel makes his farewell appearance on the racetrack in the QIPCO Champion Stakes (Eng-I).

  • Frankel remained undefeated with this win in the Juddmonte International.
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    Unbeaten Frankel Headed to Champion Stakes

    Juddmonte Farms' Frankel, having extended his unbeaten streak to 13 with a victory in the 1 5/16-mile Juddmonte International (Eng-I), will make his next start in the 10-furlong Champion Stakes (Eng-I) at Ascot Oct. 20.

  • Champion Winner Twice Over May Run in Classic

    The Henry Cecil-trained Twice Over captured the final European leg of the Breeders' Cup Challenge on Champions' Day at Newmarket on Oct. 17, winning the Emirates Airline Champion Stakes (Eng-I)and earning a possible berth in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).

  • French invader Literato (left) takes the Champion Stakes over Eagle Mountain.

    Literato Hangs on for Champion Victory

    French raider Literato took the lead within the final furlong and tenaciously held off the determined rally of Eagle Mountain to claim a head victory in the Emirates Airline Champion Stakes (Eng-I) at Newmarket Oct. 20.

  • France Shows Pride in Champion Triumph

    Pride made amends for her second place finish in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) with an easy three length victory in the Emirates Airline Champion Stakes (Eng-I) at Newmarket on Saturday.

  • Tanaka's Rakti Plays Spoiler in Champion Stakes

    There was no storybook ending for the careers of both Nayef and Alamshar in Saturday's Emirates Airline Champion Stakes (Eng-I) at Newmarket. Gary Tanaka's Rakti played the spoiler while ridden out for a surprisingly easy two-length victory.

  • Strong Contenders Still Eligible for Newmarket's Champions' Day

    There are 40 horses going forward for the Emirates Airline Champion Stakes, this year carrying £400,000 in prize money, and 40 juveniles remaining in the season's top 2-year-old event, the £230,000 Darley Dewhurst Stakes. Both races are group I events.

  • Giant's Causeway canters to post for the Coral Eclipse Stakes in July.

    Giant's Causeway To Pass on Gold Cup Start

    Trainer Aidan O'Brien confirmed Saturday that Giant's Causeway likely will make his next start in the 1 1/4-mile Champion Stakes at Newmarket Oct. 14 as a prep for the Breeders' Cup Classic. O'Brien had considered sending the son of Storm Cat to Belmont for the Jockey Club Gold Cup, but decided to keep him at home.