Royal Ascot Day 4 – Coronation for Alpha Centauri

When she went to 2-for-2 with a win in last year’s Naas Fillies’ Sprint Stakes, Alpha Centauri, looked as if she had superstar potential. However, she was narrowly defeated by the French invader Different League in the Albany Stakes (G3) at Royal Ascot, and then ran unplaced in her next

ROYAL ASCOT DAY 3 – CUP OF ST GEORGE

After a runaway win in the Irish St. Leger (gr. I) at three last year, Order of St George was given a World Racehorse Ranking that rated him among the best stayers of recent years. To justify such lofty consideration he really needed to win this year’s Ascot Gold Cup

ROYAL ASCOT DAY II – THE EAGLE HAS LANDED

Even without reigning U.S. Horse of the Year California Chrome – sidelined by a foot issue – the Prince of Wales’s Stakes (gr. I) was still a remarkably international race with runners from England, Ireland, France, Australia and Japan. In the end, Ireland’s Free Eagle, making only his fifth start,