With the Queen Anne, the St James’s Palace Stakes, the King’s Stand Stakes and the Coventry all on one card, day one of Royal Ascot can claim to be the best day’s racing of the entire year, and the renewed rivalry of Irish 2000 Guineas first and second, Phoenix Of Spain and Too Darn Hot, in the Group 1 St James’s Palace Stakes sets the tone for a fabulous five days at the Berkshire track.
Tue, 18 Jun, 2019
“The stats say they won’t all win,” said Ruby Walsh, in his Irish Examiner preview of his four mounts – all favourites — on day one of the Cheltenham Festival, but the meeting’s leading rider went agonisingly close to pulling off a famous four-timer which would have knocked the bookmakers for six.
Wed, 11 Mar, 2015
Reigning champion jockey Richard Hughes has accumulated a host of top-flight European races during his career but finally corrected one glaring omission as Sky Lantern provided his first British classic in the Qipco 1000 Guineas at Newmarket yesterday.
Mon, 06 May, 2013