DARLEY YORKSHIRE OAKS

Race 4 at Y on August 20, 2009

  • 12.00
  • 305257
  • 3 yo's & up
  • Pleascach Rallies Late to Win Yorkshire Oaks

    One final effort by Pleascach in the Darley Yorkshire Oaks (Eng-I) Aug. 20 at York proved fruitful, as the Irish classic winner surged to the lead inside the final furlong to claim her second group I win of the season.

  • Taghrooda is perfect in four career starts.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-b9mtx9h">Order This Photo</a>

    Unbeaten Taghrooda Heads Yorkshire Oaks

    Investec Epsom Oaks (Eng-I) winner Taghrooda looms large as the unbeaten favorite for the Aug. 22 Darley Yorkshire Oaks (Eng-I) at the prestigious Ebor-at-York Festival meeting.

  • Lot 354 sold for 850,000 guineas on October 10.

    Tattersalls Concludes Record Book 1 Sale

    After hotly contested bidding the two previous days pushed prized pedigrees to record prices, including a world record, Tattersalls enjoyed European records in key financials when its elite Book 1 sale closed Oct. 10.

  • Midday

    Midday Impressive Yet Again in Prix Vermeille

    Midday punched her ticket to Churchill Downs for a defense of her title in the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) with a decisive victory in the Qatar Prix Vermeille (Fr-I) at Longchamp Sept. 12.

  • Dar Re Mi takes the Dubai Sheema Classic.

    Dar Re Mi Scales Dubai Sheema Classic

    Five-year-old mare Dar Re Mi, with new rider William Buick aboard, outlasted Buena Vista and Spanish Moon to capture the $5 million Dubai Sheema Classic (UAE-I) at Meydan March 27.

  • Sea The Stars was named Cartier Horse of the Year and Cartier Champion 3-Year-Old Colt.

    Sea The Stars Claims Cartier HOY Honors

    Sea The Stars was named Cartier Horse of the Year and Cartier champion 3-year-old colt at the 2009 Cartier Racing Awards, which were presented at Claridge's Hotel in London Nov. 17.

  • Only 9 are pre-entered in the Turf, but that number includes defending champ Conduit.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D6458147%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Euros Have Big Edge in Breeders' Cup Turf

    Though three of the Euros top distance horses -- Mastercraftsman, Rip Van Winkle, and Twice Over -- are being pointed to either the Classic (gr. I) or Dirt Mile (gr. I), they still hold the upper hand on the Americans for the Nov. 7 Turf.

  • Forever Together won the 2008 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D6446658%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Forever Together Chasing Repeat in F&M Turf

    Looking to join Ouija Board as the only two-time winner of the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf (gr. IT), Forever Together is the likely pick in the $2 million event sponsored by Emirates Airline.

  • Conduit was victorious in the 2008 Breeders' Cup Turf.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D6458147%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Europeans Look to Build on 2008 Success

    The Breeders' Cup World Championships success last year of five European-trained horses at Santa Anita Park really made everybody sit up and take notice. There were a record 31 European-trained raiders in 2008 and the number is set to be matched or even surpassed this year.

  • All eyes will be on Sea the Stars in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

    Haskin's Weekend Stakes Analysis

    Let's start in Paris. Despite the presence of a number of top-class horses in Sunday's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I), all eyes will be on Sea the Stars as he attempts to put the finishing touch on an unforgettable 3-year-old campaign.

  • Forecast Now Calls for Light Rain in France

    Because of a change in the weather forecast to light rain, the watering of the Longchamp course has ceased, but track officials still hope to get good ground for Sunday's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I).

  • Last year's Breeders' Cup Mile winner Goldikova will try for her fourth consecutive victory in the Prix de la Foret at Longchamp.

    Countdown to the Cup: Arc Weather Looks Good

    The chances of Sea The Stars being withdrawn from Sunday's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) due to soft ground appear slim to none, as the weather forecast calls for little or no rain through next Tuesday.

Horse Trainer Breeder / Owner

Barshiba (IRE)

ELSWORTH D R C
  • LITTLETON STUD
  • J C SMITH

Dar Re Mi (GB)

GOSDEN J H M
  • WATERSHIP DOWN STUD
  • LORD LLOYD-WEBBER

Roman Empress (IRE)

O'BRIEN A P
  • UNKNOWN

Saphira's Fire (IRE)

MUIR WILLIAM
  • GAINSBOROUGH STUD MANAGEMENT LTD
  • M J CADDY

Sariska (GB)

BELL MICHAEL
  • LADY BAMFORD
  • LADY BAMFORD

Tamarind (IRE)

O'BRIEN A P
  • UNKNOWN

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