Keyword: Fantastic Light

  • Galileo, winning the King George Stakes.

    Galileo, Fantastic Light Turn in Sharp Works for Breeders' Cup Classic

    English and Irish Derby winner Galileo had a solid mile work over the all-weather track at Southwell Race Course Wednesday morning in preparation for his dirt debut in the $4 million Breeders' Cup Classic. Godolphin's Fantastic Light, who edged Galileo in the recent Irish Champion Stakes, also worked Wednesday morning over the stable's all-weather track.

  • Guided Tour winning the 2001 Kentucky Cup Classic.

    Breeders' Cup Classic Report, Sept. 25, 2001

    The results of this past weekend only further confused the Classic picture. Guided Tour showed a new dimension in the Kentucky Cup Classic, stalking the front-running Balto Star the entire way before wearing him down. But trainer Niall O'Callaghan doesn't seem too excited about throwing him in with tougher company at Belmont Park. O'Callaghan will discuss the options with the gelding's group of owners before committing one way or the other.

  • Fantastic Light, winning the 2000 Man o'War at Belmont Park.

    Fantastic Light Still on Course for Breeders' Cup Classic

    Tom Albertrani, assistant trainer for Godolphin, said Saturday that the plans for Fantastic Light to compete in the Breeders' Cup Classic are still on go. Among those joining the son of Rahy for the World Thoroughbred Championships will be the group I winner Noverre. The half-brother to 2-year-old champion Arazi will run in the Breeders' Cup Mile.

  • Fantastic Light, winning last year's Man o' War at Belmont Park.

    Heads Apart: Fantastic Light Hands Galileo First Defeat

    Godolphin's Fantastic Light avenged his defeat at the hands of 3-year-old sensation Galileo in July's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (Eng-I) with a thrilling head-length decision over that rival in Saturday's Irish Champion Stakes (Ire-I) at Leopardstown.

  • Galileo, Fantastic Light to Clash Again

    It's round two for Galileo and Fantastic Light when they clash in Saturday's Ireland The Food Island Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown, where there will be more than the £825,000 prize money at stake.

  • Galileo romps to victory in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes.

    Still Unbeaten, Galileo Defeats Fantastic Light at Ascot

    Galileo confirmed his victories in the Epsom (Eng-I) and Irish (Ire-I) Derbies with an authoritative performance against open company in Saturday's 51st renewal of the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (Eng-I) at Ascot. Piloted by regular rider Michael Kinane, Galileo earned his third group I win of the year Saturday while remaining undefeated after six career starts.

  • Galileo Shoots for the Stars; Jockey Gets Court Order to Ride

    Galileo, the undefeated winner of the Epsom and Irish Derbies this year, squares off against Fantastic Light and 10 other runners in what promises to be a stirring rendition of the group I $1.07 million King George and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes at Ascot. The race will be telecast live on ESPN News Saturday at 10:45 a.m. eastern time, and replayed Sunday on ESPN2 at 5:30 p.m. eastern.

  • Vodafone Coronation Cup: 21 Still Eligible

    Godolphin has five horses on the list for the Cup, including Fantastic Light, who finished second to Daliapour last year. Fantastic Light, though, is expected to compete at the Curragh in Ireland Sunday in the Tattersalls Gold Cup.

  • Stay Gold Pulls Dubai Sheema Classic Upset

    Stay Gold, a Japanese-bred son of Sunday Silence, caught Godolphin Racing's highly touted Fantastic Light at the wire to win the Dubai Sheema Classic (UAE-II) on the World Cup card at Nad al Sheba racecourse. Ridden by Yutaka Take, Stay Gold was set down in the stretch just to catch Fantastic Light and win by a nose bob at the wire.

  • Stay Gold Pulls Dubai Sheema Classic Upset

    Stay Gold, a Japanese-bred son of Sunday Silence, caught Godolphin Racing's highly touted Fantastic Light at the wire to win the Dubai Sheema Classic (UAE-II) on the World Cup card at Nad al Sheba racecourse. Ridden by Yutaka Take, Stay Gold was set down in the stretch just to catch Fantastic Light and win by a nose bob at the wire.

  • Stay Gold Pulls Dubai Sheema Classic Upset

    Stay Gold, a Japanese-bred son of Sunday Silence, caught Godolphin Racing's highly touted Fantastic Light at the wire to win the Dubai Sheema Classic (UAE-II) on the World Cup card at Nad al Sheba racecourse. Ridden by Yutaka Take, Stay Gold was set down in the stretch just to catch Fantastic Light and win by a nose bob at the wire.

  • Captain Steve, Best of the Bests, Co-Favored in World Cup

    There are clear favorites in three of the big Dubai World Cup Day races, but in THE BIG race, the $6 million Dubai World Cup, Captain Steve from the U.S. and the home team's Best of the Bests are both 7-4. According to William Hill, one of England's leading bookmakers. the biggest favorite on the day is Sunline, who is the 13-8 choice in the Dubai Duty Free.

  • Godolphin Racing's Fantastic Light, winning Sunday's Hong Kong International Cup.

    Hong Kong Racing Report: Sunline, Fantastic Light Shine

    The New Zealand-bred and based mare Sunline stole the show in Hong Kong with a whisker's win in the HK$10 million Mile (HK-I) at Sha Tin. What made her win more impressive was her opponent, local favorite Fairy King Prawn, came on strong with a sixteenth of a mile remaining, but the big bay mare held on past the wire. In the other group races on the card, Fantastic Light won the featured International Cup, Falvelon took the Sprint, and Daliapour won the Vase.

  • Fantastic Light captures the Man O' War Stakes at Belmont Park.

    Nine Horses Represent U.S. in Hong Kong

    Most of the nine-horse American contingent for the Dec. 17 Hong Kong International Races have settled into Sha Tin Racecourse after traveling this week. Sprinters Big Jag and Morluc were the first to arrive on Monday, with the Christophe Clement trainees, Craigsteel, Charge d'Affaires, and Forbidden Apple scheduled in on Friday afternoon.

  • Japan's T.M. Opera O, with jockey Ryuji Wada up, center, after the 4-year-old colt won the Japan Cup at Tokyo Racecourse on Sunday. Meisho Doto, right, placed second with Fantastic Light (10), ridden by Frankie Dettori, third.

    Local Favorite Becomes Richest Horse With Japan Cup Win

    Japanese superhorse T.M. Opera O gave his many fans some anxious moments, but the 1-2 favorite ultimately prevailed in Sunday's $4.4 million Japan Cup (Jpn-I), winning by a neck over another Japanese runner, Meisho Doto, who just lasted for second over Godolphin's hard-charging Fantastic Light.

  • Americans Stretch Legs for Japan Cup Dirt and Turf Races

    American runners John's Call, Timboroa, Euchre, and Lord Sterling had their first serious exercise at Tokyo race course on Thursday in preparation for the Japan Racing Association's two major group I international races: the inaugural $2.4 million Japan Cup Dirt at 1 5/16 miles on Saturday and the $4.4 million Japan Cup run at a mile and a half over the turf on Sunday.

  • John's Call, ridden by Jean-Luc Samyn, captures the Turf Classic Invitational at Belmont Park Saturday. Earlier, Samyn won the Flower Bowl Invitational aboard Colstar.

    Samyn Sweeps Turf Classic and Flower Bowl

    Age proved no impediment to 9-year-old gelding John's Call, who led all the way Saturday in the $750,000 Turf Classic Invitational (gr. IT) at Belmont Park. Jean-Luc Samyn was the winning rider in both of the day's premier turf events, taking both the Turf Classic and the co-featured Flower Bowl Handicap (gr. IT).

  • Fantastic Light captures the Man O' War Stakes at Belmont Park Saturday. Ela Athena, back, finished second and Drama Critic, left, finished third.

    Fantastic Light Rallies for Man o' War Win

    Despite slow early fractions of :50.94 and 1:16.14, Godolphin Racing's Fantastic Light closed from next-to-last under jockey Jerry Bailey to win the $500,000 Man o' War (gr. IT) by a length over Ela Athena as European shippers filled the exacta in Saturday's Belmont Park feature race.

  • John's Call, Jean-Luc Samyn up, wins the Gr. I Sword Dancer at Saratoga.

    John's Call Concedes Five Years to Man O' War Rivals

    Trillium Stable's 9-year-old gelding John's Call will take on seven 4-year-olds, including the filly Ela Athena, in Saturday's $500,000 Man O' War Stakes (gr. IT) at Belmont Park. Jean Luc-Samyn, who rode John's Call to a 9 1/4-length victory in the Sword Dancer Invitational Handicap (gr. IT) last month at Saratoga, will guide the Thomas Voss trainee from post position four.

  • Fantastic Light Preps for Man O' War Start

    Godolphin Racing's Man O' War Stakes (gr. IT) hopeful Fantastic Light put in a five-furlong drill over the main track at Belmont Park Wednesday morning in preparation for Saturday's $500,000 race. Other probable starters for the race include Aly's Alley, Down the Aisle, Ela Athena, Gritty Sandie, Honor Glide, John's Call, Sunshine Street, and Timboroa.