EXTENDING THE LINE

The results of the two colt’s classics in the U.S. and England this weekend are notable in that they were both won by horses who offer the opportunity to extend the leading classic distance lines in their respective countries, those of A.P. Indy and Sadler’s Wells. A.P. Indy, despite his

NEW APPROACH HEADS THE EUROPEAN FRESHMAN

The weekend saw New Approach, become the first European-based freshman sire of 2012 to be represented by a group one winner, his son Dawn Approach taking the Vincent O’Brien Stakes (formerly National Stakes) (gr. I) by 4¾ lengths. This was the fifth win in five starts for Dawn Approach, who

ROYAL ASCOT – DAY FIVE: BLACK DAY

The Diamond Jubilee Stakes (gr. I) was probably the most eagerly awaited contest of the Royal meet, as it featured Australian wonder-mare Black Caviar – officially rated the World’s  number one sprinter – trying to extend her undefeated record to 22. Starting for the first time outside her native land,

ROYAL ASCOT – DAY FOUR: FALLEN FOR DANSILI

The expression “pace makes the race” is a common one in the U.S., but it also sums up the feature race on the fourth day of Royal Ascot, the Coronation Stakes (gr. I), run over a mile for three-year-old fillies. On soft ground the 1,000 Guineas (gr. I) winner, Homecoming

ROYAL ASCOT DAY 1: FRANKEL!

“He’s not a horse, he’s a bloomin’ steam engine…”  We were reminded of that statement, made by the legendary jockey Fred Archer, after being run off with on Newmarket Heath by the mighty St. Simon. Frankel didn’t quite bolt off on Ascot Heath yesterday, although it did take Tom Queally