Blue Point joined a select group of sprinters to win the G1 King’s Stand Stakes twice with another scintillating display in the five-furlong highlight on day one of Royal Ascot on Tuesday. The five-year-old Shamardal horse showed his customary early speed from stall one and disputed second towards the far side
Frankie Dettori got off the mark for the week at Royal Ascot when teaming up with Mark Johnston to win the Queen Mary Stakes, courtesy of Raffle Prize. The 18-1 winner narrowly denied Kimari, who was bidding to give American trainer Wesley Ward another juvenile winner at the meeting.
A sparkling piece of work by Trekking ahead of Saturday’s G1 Stradbroke Handicap has the colt in ideal order for an Eagle Farm feature in which he is one of four realistic Godolphin chances. Trainer James Cummings will saddle the quartet that is completed by Encryption, Home Of The Brave, and Viridine and says he will have trouble
London: Stradivarius ridden by Frankie Dettori became the first horse to win successive Ascot Gold Cups since Yeats won his fourth in 2009 on Thursday. Dettori, who is on course to sweep the six race card having won all four races, had him in perfect position throughout the race. Once the 48-year-old Italian extracted him from a little
The CEO of Rashid Hospital Dr Fahad Ba Saleeb expressed his gratitude to Sheikh Mohammed for his humanitarian gesture.
There was more joy in France this season for Charlie Appleby as his Well Of Wisdom made most of the running to take the seven-furlong Prix Roland de Chambure at Longchamp, France, on Sunday. Appleby actually ran two in the race, with James Doyle on Saqqara King – who faded to finish third.