Keyword: Ralph Beckett

  • Simple Verse caught Journey late to  win the QIPCO British Champions Fillies and Mares Stakes.

    Simple Verse Up in Time at Ascot

    Simple Verse tallied the second group I win of her career Oct. 17 after chasing runner-up Journey into the Ascot straight and getting past that rival close to home in the QIPCO British Champions Fillies and Mares Stakes.

  • Simple Verse Reinstated as St. Leger Winner

    In a major victory for Qatar Racing and trainer Ralph Beckett, a British Horseracing Authority disciplinary panel has overturned the disqualification of Simple Verse from her victory in the Ladbrokes St. Leger (Eng-I).

  • Bondi Beach Awarded St. Leger on Filly's DQ

    In a rousing finish to the Ladbrokes St. Leger (Eng-I), filly Simple Verse got her head over the finish line first from Bondi Beach, who was awarded the victory after a stewards' inquiry Sept. 12 at Doncaster

  • Secret Gesture (center, maroon silks) finished first in the Beverly D., but was disqualified and placed third.

    Spencer, Beckett Say Beverly D. Appeal Likely

    The jockey and trainer of Secret Gesture (GB), who was disqualified from first to third in the Beverly D. Stakes (gr. IT) Aug. 15 at Arlington International Racecourse, both expect the stewards' decision to be appealed.

  • Outsider Talent Tops Stablemate in Epsom Oaks

    Trainer Ralph Beckett enjoyed a one-two finish in the Investec Epsom Oaks (Eng-I) May 31 when his lightly regarded Talent closed furiously from near last to deny stablemate Secret Gesture in a 20-1 upset.

  • European Breeders' Cup contenders training at Santa Anita Park

    Surface Question: Will More Euros Ship?

    Though champion Curlin may not have handled the synthetic racing surface as well as some of his European rivals did in the $5-million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), Santa Anita Park's Pro-Ride racing surface performed safely during the two-day World Championships Oct. 24-25.

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    Muhannak Gets Perfect Trip in Marathon

    Richard Pegum's Muhannak got a dream trip under jockey Patrick Smullen to win the inaugural Breeders' Cup Marathon in track-record time at Santa Anita Park Oct. 25, second day of the Breeders' Cup World Championships.