News About: The King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Telescope is eyeing off more feature races after Hardwicke Stakes win

Telescope is eyeing off more feature races after Hardwicke Stakes win

23 Jun, 2014

The Sir Michael Stoute trained Telescope is eyeing off more feature race wins after scoring a commanding win in the Group 2 £200,000 Hardwicke Stakes(1 mile 4 furlongs) at Royal Ascot last Saturday.

Jockey Brett Prebble showing off the Melbourne Cup. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

Winning jockey Ryan Moore feels that Telescope has …

Murtagh to decide on Melbourne Cup start for Royal Diamond

Murtagh to decide on Melbourne Cup start for Royal Diamond

30 Sep, 2013

As top Irish trainer- jockey Johnny Murtagh contemplates a Melbourne Cup start for Royal Diamond, he is also mapping out a plan for German trained stayer Novellist in the Group 1 €4m QATAR Prix De L’Arc De Triomphe (2400m) at Longchamp, France on the weekend.

2012 Melbourne Cup winning jockey Brett Prebble displaying the 2013 …

Dunlop expects better performance from Red Cadeaux in Irish St Leger

Dunlop expects better performance from Red Cadeaux in Irish St Leger

13 Sep, 2013

Newmarket trainer Ed Dunlop expects a better performance from Red Cadeaux when he lines up in the Group 1 €200,000 Gain Irish St Leger (1 mile, 6 furlongs) at the Curragh in Ireland on Sunday and hopes to book a third trip to Australia for the Melbourne Cup.

Red Cadeaux (red cap) and Dunaden (yellow …

Murtagh no certainty to retain the ride on Novellist

Murtagh no certainty to retain the ride on Novellist

30 Jul, 2013

Top English jockey Johnny Murtagh is no certainty to retain the prized ride on Novellist even though he steered the German trained colt to victory in the Group 1 £1m The King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (1 mile 4 furlongs) at Ascot on the weekend.

Trainer Andreas Wohler will now set Novellist for …

Johnny Murtagh gets the nod for Novellist

Johnny Murtagh gets the nod for Novellist

24 Jul, 2013

Top English rider Johnny Murtagh has been confirmed the new rider for German galloper Novellist in the Group 1 £1m The King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (1 mile 4 furlongs) at Ascot on Saturday.

The ride on Novellist became available when Ryan Moore, who won on the colt in the Group 1 €400,000 …

Hillstar late inclusion at Ascot

Hillstar late inclusion at Ascot

23 Jul, 2013

The late inclusion of Royal Ascot winner Hillstar into the Group 1 £1m The King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (1 mile 4 furlongs) at Ascot on Saturday has started an important jockey reshuffle.

Trainer Sir Michael Stoute and owner Sir Evelyn de Rothschild  agreed to pay £75,000 to supplement Hillstar for Saturday’s race, …

Sir Henry Cecil determined to be at York to see Frankel

Sir Henry Cecil determined to be at York to see Frankel

21 Aug, 2012

Legendary English trainer Sir Henry Cecil is determined to pull out all stops to be at York on Wednesday to saddle up his unbeaten champion Frankel in the Group 1 £725,000 Juddmonte International Stakes (1 mile 2 furlongs 88 yards).

Cecil has been receiving ongoing treatment for cancer and had to miss Frankel keeping his …

Salomina to race in Australia

Salomina to race in Australia

6 Aug, 2012

German Oaks winner Salomina will join other Australian Bloodstock European imports Mawingo and Lucas Cranach at Anthony Freedman’s Rye stables after she contests the  Group 1 €4m QATAR Prix De L’Arc De Triomphe (2400m) at Longchamp in France on October 7.

Australian Bloodstock were keen to return to Europe in pursuit of another first class …

Danedream to defend Prix De L’Arc de Triomphe crown

Danedream to defend Prix De L’Arc de Triomphe crown

24 Jul, 2012

As connections of outstanding stayer Dunaden decide if the six year old returns to Australia to defend his Melbourne Cup title or pursue a European campaign, Ascot winner Danedream will be returning to France to defend her Prix De L’Arc De Triomphe crown.

The Group 1 €4m QATAR Prix De L’Arc De Triomphe (1 mile …

Arc still on the agenda for Dunaden after Ascot flop

Arc still on the agenda for Dunaden after Ascot flop

23 Jul, 2012

The Prix De L’Arc De Triumph is still on the agenda for Melbourne Cup winner Dunaden after finishing unplaced in the Group 1 £1m The King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (1 mile 4 furlongs) at Ascot on Saturday.

The Prix De L'Arc De Triumph is still on the agenda for Dunaden - photo …