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WATCH: 2018 Melbourne Cup runner up, terrific in French Gr1! – On Target for 2019!

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2018 Melbourne Cup runner up, MARMELO, was terrific in French Group 1 overnight, the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud over the unsuitable 2400m trip.

The Hughie Morrison trained galloper is bang on target for the 2019 Melbourne Cup, which Morrison & connections have confirmed is again his main aim in 2019!

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2019 “Grand Slams” International Horse Racing Dates, Champions & Replays

 

 

 

Pegasus World Cup

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When: January 26
Where: Gulfstream Park, Florida, US
What: Formerly the richest race in the world, with a purse of $12 million for its inaugural running in 2017, increased to $16M in 2018. ​It’s a 1 1⁄8-mile (9 furlongs) race on dirt and is open to horses four years old and up.
For the 2019 edition, the format was revamped, with a purse of $9M for the original race and $7M available for a turf equivalent.

2019 winner: CITY OF LIGHT

Cheltenham Festival

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When: March 12-15
Where: Cheltenham, UK
What: The world’s most celebrated jump meeting is a four-day feast of racing and revelry attracting huge crowds of Irish and British punters to the attractive track in the Cotswolds region of Gloucestershire. The festival’s showpiece is the coveted Cheltenham Gold Cup, a three-mile marathon over 22 fences. Last year’s winner was Native River.

2019 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner: AL BOUM PHOTO

When: March 30
Where: Meydan, Dubai
What: Billed as the world’s richest day of racing, the lucrative event holds a special place in the Dubai racing calendar and ends the United Arab Emirates racing season. The race is run on dirt over 2,000 meters (about 10 furlongs). Godolphin’s Thunder Snow is the reigning champion.

2019 winner: THUNDER SNOW

When: April 6 & April 13
Where: Sydney, AUS
What: The Championships was inaugurated in 2014 as a “Grand Finals” concept to feature and showcase the very best of Australian racing as the jewel in the crown of Sydney’s Autumn Carnival. Held on the first and second Saturday of April each year, The Championships’ twelve races will be hotly contested to determine champion status over different age groups and distances. With a total of $21 million prize money on offer, the stage is set for two days of exciting and highly competitive racing. The feature race of the two days of racing, the “Grand Final” in the AUD$4,500,000 Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

2019 Queen Elizabeth Stakes winner: WINX

When: April 6
Where: Aintree, UK
What: Perhaps the most famous horse race in the world and an icon of the British sporting calendar. First, run in 1839, the epic race is best known for its huge jumps such as Becher’s Brook, Valentine’s and The Chair and is a four-mile slog over two laps of the famous Liverpool course. It’s the race that transcends racing, with generations of people taking a once-a-year interest in the sport of kings. Last year’s winner was Tiger Roll.

2019 winner: TIGER ROLL

When: May 4
Where: Churchill Downs, USA
What: The Kentucky Derby is one of the world’s most iconic races. The mile-and-a-quarter dash on dirt, dubbed “the most exciting two minutes in sports,” carries a first prize of $1.425 million. Last year’s champion was Triple Crown winner Justify.

2019 winner: COUNTRY HOUSE* (On Protest)

2000 Guineas

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When: May 4
Where: Newmarket, UK
What: First run in 1809, the Group 1 race — the first Classic of the UK Flat season — is open to three-year-old thoroughbred colts and fillies and is run over one mile on turf. In theory, it is the first leg of the British Triple Crown, along with the Derby and St Leger, but the feat of winning all three has rarely been attempted in recent years. Saxon Warrior, trained by Aidan O’Brien, won last year’s race.

2019 winner: MAGNA GRECIA

When: May 5
Where: Newmarket, UK
What: Also held in Newmarket, the mile Classic for three-year-old fillies over turf has been staged since 1814. Billesdon Brook ran out the winner last time.

2019 winner: HERMOSA

When: May 18
Where: Baltimore, USA
What: As the middle leg of the Triple Crown, the Preakness is a true test of perseverance. It traditionally comes just two weeks after the Kentucky Derby and all eyes are on the race to see whether a rare treble is still on the cards. Justify kept such hopes alive in 2018.

2019 winner: WAR OF WILL

Epsom Oaks

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When: May 31
Where: Epsom, UK
What: The third UK Classic of the season and the second open to three-year-old fillies only. It’s been run over a distance of 1 mile, 4 furlongs and 6 yards on the grass of Epsom Downs since 1779. Forever Together, trained by Aidan O’Brien, won the latest edition.

2019 winner: ANAPURNA

Epsom Derby

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When: June 1
Where: Epsom, UK
What: The Epsom Derby has long been regarded as the richest and most prestigious Flat race in the British racing calendar. Run over a mile-and-a-half, it carries a prize fund of at least $1.9 million, with the winner claiming just north of $1 million. The reigning champion is Masar.

2019 winner: ANTHONY VAN DYCK

Belmont Stakes

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When: June 8
Where: Belmont Park, USA
What: The lucrative horse race is open to three-year-olds and is the third and final leg of the famous Triple Crown. It has crowned a plethora of champions since its inauguration in 1853 — with Justify completing the treble in 2018.

2019 winner: Sir Winston

Royal Ascot

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When: June 18-22
Where: Ascot, UK
What: With eight Group 1 races and an audience with Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, Royal Ascot is the highlight of the British racing calendar. Each day begins with the pageantry of the horse-drawn royal procession in front of grandstands packed with the top hats, tails and high fashion. The highlight of the festival is the prestigious Gold Cup, won by Stradivarius in 2018.

2019 Ascot Gold Cup winner: Stradivarius

Irish Derby

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When: June 29
Where: The Curragh, County Kildare, Ireland
What: Ireland’s equivalent of The Derby, held three weeks later. Open to three-year-old thoroughbred colts and fillies, it is run over a distance of 1 mile and 4 furlongs on turf. Latrobe won the event in 2018.

2019 winner: SOVEREIGN

King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes

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When: July 27
Where: Ascot, UK
What: Britain’s most prestigious open-age Flat race, the “King George,” is run over a distance of 1 mile and 4 furlongs. The iconic event has been won by some of racing’s biggest stars over the years. Sir Michael Stoute trained Poet’s Word won last year’s race, making Stoute the race’s most successful trainer with six wins.

2019 winner:

2018 winner: POET’S WORD

St. Leger

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When: September 14
Where: Doncaster, UK
What: The oldest of Britain’s five classics, dating back to 1776. The race for three-year-old thoroughbred colts and fillies is run over a distance of 1 mile, 6 furlongs and 115 yards. Jockey Ryan Moore won a consecutive title on board Kew Gardens in 2018.

2019 winner:

2018 winner: KEW GARDENS

When: October 6
Where: Longchamp, Paris, France
What: The Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe is a mile-and-a-half test of speed and stamina for three-year-olds and above, with a prize purse of $5.6M. The “Arc” has been held at leafy Longchamp for more than 150 years — barring a recent sojourn at Chantilly while it underwent a major redevelopment. Legendary jockey Frankie Dettori holds the record for most race wins, securing his sixth on defending champion Enable in 2018.

2019 winner:

2018 winner: ENABLE

When: October 12
Where: Sydney, Australia
What: Run over six furlongs, The Everest brings the world’s top sprinters together for the richest turf race in the world. The race’s prize pot is set to rise to $14 million in 2019 and $15 million in 2020. Redzel has clinched back-to-back titles since its inauguration in 2017.

2019 winner:

2018 winner: REDZEL

British Champions Day

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When: October 19
Where: Ascot, UK
What: The conclusion of the British Flat racing season and the richest purse on the calendar with more than $5.4 million in prize money across six races. The legendary Frankel ran his last race here in 2012 with a 14th straight win in the Champion Stakes.

2019 Champions Stakes winner:

2018 Champions Stakes winner: CRACKSMAN

When: November 1-2
Where: Churchill Downs, Kentucky, USA
What: The Breeders’ Cup is a celebration of the very best thoroughbreds and pits US horses against the cream from the rest of the world. The highlight is the Breeders’ Cup Classic, considered the unofficial fourth leg of the Triple Crown, which is often a big factor in deciding Horse of the Year. The mile-and-a-quarter dash on dirt has been in existence since 1984, and the latest edition was won by the aptly named Accelerate. The festival also involves the Breeders’ Cup Turf — a showpiece for turf horses, carrying a prize fund of $4 million with winning connections earning $2.2 million.

2019 Breeder’s Cup Classic winner:

2018 Breeder’s Cup Classic winner: ACCELERATE

Melbourne Cup

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When: November 5
Where: Flemington, Australia
What: Having been overtaken as the country’s richest race, the Melbourne Cup is still the “race that stops a nation.” It’s been a highlight of Australia’s social and sporting calendar since 1861. Cross Counter was the 2018 winner.

2019 winner:

2018 winner: CROSS COUNTER

Japan Cup

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When: November 24
Where: Tokyo, Japan
What: Japan’s richest race is held every year at Tokyo Racecourse, with the world’s best three-year-olds and above descending on the country’s capital. Home-grown talent has flourished at the event, with every winning trainer and owner coming from Japan since 2008. Almond Eye is the reigning champion.

2019 winner:

2018 winner: ALMOND EYE

Hong Kong International Races

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When: December 8
Where: Sha Tin, Hong Kong
What: It’s one of the highlights of the racing calendar, a fan favourite for decades with $12 million at stake. World class jockeys and thoroughbreds do battle over four Group 1 races on the turf of the Sha Tin Racecourse amid the skyscrapers of downtown Hong Kong. The bumper prize money is spread across the Hong Kong Sprint, the Hong Kong Vase, the Hong Kong Mile and the showpiece Hong Kong Cup.

2019 Hong Kong Cup winner:

2018 Hong Kong Cup winner: GLORIOUS FOREVER

 

 

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International Federation of HorseRacing

Authorities

Awards

 

2019 World’s Best Race Horse Award:

2018 Winner(s): Winx & Cracksman (Tie)

 

2019 World’s Best Jockey Award:

2018 Winner: Frankie Dettori

 

 

2019 World’s Best Horse Race Award:

2018 Winner: Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

 

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2018 QATAR PRIX DE L’ARC DE TRIOMPHE FIELD, ODDS & TIPS

(1:05AM AEDST , 12:05AM AEST – MONDAY MORNING 08/10/18)

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Qatar Prix De L’Arc De Triomphe
€4,999,999 (AU$8,142,552.09)

3yo+

1m 4f

GROUP 1

19 runners

Going: Good to Firm

(1:05AM AEDST , 12:05AM AEST – MONDAY MORNING 08/10/18)

Draw

Horse

Weight

Jockey

Trainer

1

18

DEFOE 59,5kg ANDREA ATZENI R. VARIAN

2

07

SALOUEN 59,5kg OISIN MURPHY S. KIRK

3

04

CAPRI 59,5kg DONNACHA O’BRIEN AP. O’BRIEN

4

10

WAY TO PARIS 59,5kg GERALD MOSSE A. MARCIALIS

5

13

WALDGEIS-T 59,5kg PIERRE-CHARLES BOUDOT A. FABRE (S)

6

09

CLOTH OF STARS 59,5kg VINCENT CHEMINAUD A. FABRE (S)

7

08

TALISMAN-IC 59,5kg MICKAEL BARZALONA A. FABRE (S)

8

05

TIBERIAN 59,5kg WILLIAM BUICK A. COUETIL (S)

9

01

CLINCHER 59,5kg YUTAKA TAKE H. MIYAMOTO

10

06

ENABLE 58 kg LANFRANCO DETTORI J. GOSDEN

11

11

NEUFBOSC 56,5kg CRISTIAN DEMURO MME P. BRANDT

12

02

PATASCOY 56,5kg OLIVIER PESLIER X. THOMAS DEMEAULTE

13

14

KEW GARDENS 56,5kg RYAN-LEE MOORE AP. O’BRIEN

14

19

STUDY OF MAN 56,5kg STEPHANE PASQUIER P. BARY (S)

15

17

LOUIS D’OR 56,5kg ANTOINE HAMELIN T. CASTANHEIRA (S)

16

12

HUNTING HORN 56,5kg JAMES-ANTHONY HEFFERNAN AP. O’BRIEN

17

03

NELSON 56,5kg MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER HUSSEY AP. O’BRIEN

18

16

MAGICAL 55 kg WAYNE-MARTIN LORDAN AP. O’BRIEN

19

15

SEA OF CLASS 55 kg JAMES WILLIAM DOYLE WJ HAGGAS

1.DEFOE:

Trainer: Roger Varian

Jockey: Andrea Atzeni

Odds: $41.00

Group One wins: None

This son of Arc winner Dalakhani was back to his previously progressive form of last season in the wet spring, capped by victory in the Jockey Club Cup at Newmarket in May.

His dislike for fast ground was illustrated by defeat in the Tattersalls Gold Cup behind Lancaster Bomber in May and he was kept at home during the summer.

There is not a lot wrong with his comeback second in the Grosser Preis Von Baden, when surrendering ground on the home turn to finish a neck behind Godolphin’s Best Solution, but looks unlikely to get the testing conditions he needs.

2.SALOUEN:

Trainer: Sylvester Kirk

Jockey: Oisin Murphy

Odds: $67.00

Group One wins: None

Seems capable of ssecuring a place without winning at whatever level he sets his sights at, going particularly close behind Cracksman under a masterful Silvestre De Sousa ride in the Coronation Cup at Epsom in June and ran bravely against Waldgeist at Saint-Cloud in the summer.

Has not gone forward in two subsequent efforts.

Snaffling a minor place, if not out of the question, is the best he can hope for.

3.CAPRI:

Trainer: Aidan O’Brien

Jockey: Donnacha O’Brien

Odds: $17.00

Group One wins: Irish Derby, St Leger

A missing man for much of this season but as interesting as any of those at a big price.

Won what now looks an outstanding contest in last year’s St Leger and best forgiven beating only one home when reappearing just a fortnight later in the Arc.

Fifth spot behind Waldgeist on a belated comeback in the Prix Foy does not make encouraging reading on paper, but he hit a flat spot and rallied at the end. Capable of much better and is a big price for his achievements.

4.WAY TO PARIS:

Trainer: Antonio Marcialis

Jockey: Gerald Mosse

Odds: $101.00

Group One wins: None

Exactly 30 years since the last Italian-trained Arc winner, Tony Bin, and this would be considerably more of a surprise.

Deserving of a place in the line-up, given he has not been far behind Waldgeist on three occasions this year, most recently in the Prix Foy, but has never looked likely to overhaul that rival and there is no immediately forthcoming reason why that should change here.

5.WALDGEIST:

Trainer: Andre Fabre

Jockey: Pierre-Charles Boudot

Odds: $7.50

Group One wins: Criterium de Saint-Cloud, Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud

No trainer knows what an Arc horse looks like better than Andre Fabre and this son of Galileo appears to have been campaigned as one all season.

Not impressive in the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud when he edged out Coronet, the four-year-old was far more convincing when winning the Prix Foy last month and must be greatly respected.

Whilst the ground is unlikely to be allowed to become lightning fast, it must be a concern whether he is effective on quicker conditions.

6.CLOTH OF STARS:

Trainer: Andre Fabre

Jockey: Vincent Cheminaud

Odds: $26.00

Group One wins: Prix Ganay

Ran a blinder last year to stay on through the field for second behind Enable, but had a much stronger back catalogue of efforts to show than he does this year. Encouragement could be taken from his third behind Waldgeist in the Foy and will have been brought on to peak here but still looks short of what is required.

7.TALISMANIC:

Trainer: Andre Fabre

Jockey: Mickael Barzalona

Odds: $21.00

Group One wins: Breeders’ Cup Turf

Popular performer, not only for his distinctive white markings but for a string of genuine efforts.

Fabre had no complaints with a runner-up placing behind Waldgeist in the Foy but issued some concern about the mile and a half now being a little beyond his capabilities.

Likes to hear his feet rattle, but this is a tougher test than when he won at the Breeders’ Cup.

8.TIBERIAN:

Trainer: Alain Couetil

Jockey: William Buick

Odds: $51.00

Group One wins: None

A fine servant to connections over time, who was a respectable seventh in the Melbourne Cup this time last year.

Unfortunately he is without a win in a year now and a tame fifth in the Grand Prix de Deauville was not a glowing recommendation for his prospects in such company.

9.CLINCHER:

Trainer: Hiroshi Miyamoto

Jockey: Yutaka Take

Odds: $51.00

Group One wins: None

Japanese runners in the Arc always merit respect but not many have arrived with less fanfare in recent years.

A fine third in the Tenno Sho over two miles and has some reasonable middle-distance form, too.

Although his trainer admitted prior to the Prix Foy that he would expect improvement on his next outing, there needs to be an awful lot as he was beaten eight lengths.

10.ENABLE:

Trainer: John Gosden

Jockey: Frankie Dettori

Odds: $2.10

Group One wins: Oaks, Irish Oaks, King George, Yorkshire Oaks, Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

There was not a more welcome sight all year than seeing this fabulous filly skip to a ready defeat of the high-class Crystal Ocean in the September Stakes at Kempton last month.

A fine winner of the race last year and she ought to strip even fitter after looking as if she had developed into an even more robust specimen on her first run since last October.

Earlier issues with her knees will continue to be a worry but if Gosden has her on the starting line, she will take all the beating.

11.NEUFBOSC:

Trainer: Pia Brandt

Jockey: Christian Demuro

Odds: $34.00

Group One wins: None

Lightly-raced colt who was worn down by Kew Gardens in the Grand Prix de Paris before being put away for the summer. Looked rather rusty under restrained tactics when third in the Prix Niel. Has a lot to prove on form, but represents a shrewd trainer who would not allow him to take part unless she felt he could be competitive.

Not an obvious winner, but not one to underestimate.

12.PATASCOY:

Trainer: Xavier Thomas-Demeaulte

Jockey: Olivier Peslier

Odds: $34.00

Group One wins: None

Appeared from out of the provincial tracks to run a blinder in the French Derby, finishing second behind Study Of Man from a wide draw. Unfortunately, that has not looked much of a race and although his comeback in a tactical race behind Knight To Behold at Deauville was perfectly OK, he just does not look good enough.

13.KEW GARDENS:

Trainer: Aidan O’Brien

Jockey: Ryan Moore

Odds: $11.00

Group One wins: Grand Prix de Paris, St Leger

Had begun to look one to avoid in the Derby trials only to summon a dramatic turnaround, barely looking back since his towering win in the Queen’s Vase at Royal Ascot. The change in tactics from a prominent role, to one being held-up seems to have made all the difference.

Produced an admirable victory in the St Leger and very much deserving of a chance at this level.

Main worry is that following up here after the demands of Doncaster has been beyond other Ballydoyle runners such as Leading Light, Scorpion and Capri and he is not an obviously different specimen.

14.STUDY OF MAN:

Trainer: Pascal Bary

Jockey: Stephane Pasquier

Odds: $34.00

Group One wins: Prix du Jockey Club

Showed a willing attitude in winning the French Derby but has not been smooth sailing since then, suffering fairly heavy defeats in both his Deauville comeback and in the Irish Champion Stakes.

Untried beyond a mile and a quarter and pedigree does not exactly scream that he wants the trip either, so fairly quickly passed by.

15.LOUIS D’OR:

Trainer: Tony Castanheira

Jockey: Antoine Hamelin

Odds: $101.00

Group One wins: None

One win at conditions level in 13 starts probably sums up the prospects of this fellow.

A career-best when outrunning huge odds to be third in the French Derby but has not built on that when his sights have been lowered and seemed not to stay when tried at this trip last time in the Prix Niel.

16.HUNTING HORN:

Trainer: Aidan O’Brien

Jockey: Seamie O’Brien

Odds: $51.00

Group One wins: None

Made a valuable contribution to the O’Brien yard this year, not only winning the Hampton Court Stakes in fine fashion but taking third in the Belmont Derby and struggling to overcome a wide draw in the Secretariat Stakes.

Defeat to Brundtland in the Prix Niel, though, is not Arc-winning form and surely only included as back-up to Kew Gardens.

17.NELSON:

Trainer: Aidan O’Brien

Jockey: Michael Hussey

Odds: $101.00

Group One wins: None

Been on pacemaking duties for Ballydoyle for most of the year and that is the only feasible reason for his inclusion in the field.

18.MAGICAL:

Trainer: Aidan O’Brien

Jockey: Wayne Lordan

Odds: $51.00

Group One wins: None

Might well have got closer to Laurens in the Matron Stakes, but for meeting interference and looks to have been primed to pick up a big prize before the year is out.

However, managing that in such a distinguished line-up would be a lot to ask and although full-sister Rhododendron stayed a mile and a half, she has barely set foot beyond eight furlongs yet.

19.SEA OF CLASS

Trainer: William Haggas

Jockey: James Doyle

Odds: $4.50

Group One wins: Irish Oaks, Yorkshire Oaks

Missed the Oaks at Epsom but certainly made up for lost time and has really gelled with the confident riding of James Doyle.

Bred for the challenge and even his often cautious trainer has warmed to the idea of Paris.

Will not mind the dry spell and although this is a very different assignment to what she has experienced before, she ought to be ready for it.

TIPS:

10.ENABLE*****

19.SEA OF CLASS

14.STUDY OF MAN

13.KEW GARDENS

6.CLOTH OF STARS

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THE KING TIP – WEDNESDAY – 16 DECEMBER 2015

THE KING TIP – WEDNESDAY – 16 DECEMBER 2015

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Free French Horse Racing Tips (Longchamp) – Monday, August 31, 2015

FREE HORSE RACING TIPS, LONGCHAMP – FRANCE

31 AUGUST 2015

RACE 1: 6.OLANTHIA

RACE 2: 15.KANT EXCELL

RACE 3: 9.MAKWETI

RACE 4: 1.SPIRIT’S REVENCH

RACE 5: 7.INARETTABLE

RACE 6: 12.VIZADORA

RACE 7: 5.REVE DA VATI

RACE 8: 4.NEW FROSTY

RACE 9: 10.NUIT D’ABLA

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International Group 1 race replays & results from over the weekend 

The 150th Irish Derby, Curragh, Ireland


Winner: JACK HOBBS


The question on everyone’s lips after Jack Hobbs’ 5L romp in the Irish Derby is – just how good is the undefeated Epsom Derby winner Golden Horn? 

In the Group 2 Dante Stakes at York he beat Jack Hobbs by 3L, then backed that up beating him again in the Epsom Deeby, this time by 4L. The Irish Derby field was of very good quality and the fact Jack Hobbs thrashed them with ease, can only lead you to believe that Golden Horn is a mega-star. 

Bookies agree, he’s pressing champion mare Treve for favouritism for the Arc!

The Takarazuka Kinen, Hanshin, Japan


Winner: LOVELY DAY


Lovely Day broke his group 1 duck at attempt 6, holding off flying stablemate Denim and Ruby who herself was also looking for her first group 1 win at  attempt 13.

The story of the race though was Gold Ship, the odds-on favourite who reared simaltaneously as the gates opened, missing the jump by a clean dozen lengths and putting paid to his chances of bringing up a hat-trick there and then. 

Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud, Saint-Cloud, France

Winner: TREVE


Champion mare Treve notched up Group 1 win number 5 at just start 11, and again showed she’s dead on target to make history by winning a 3rd consecutive Arc, come October…No horse in the proud history of Europe’s greatest race has ever come close to achieving the feat. 

Pretty Polly Stakes, Curragh, Ireland
Winner: DIAMONDSANDRUBIES


Diamondsandrubies won a thrilling edition of the race narrowly tipping over race favourite Legatissimo, who has been beaten an inch at both her last two starts now at group 1 level. Ribbons was also very close up in 3rd. 

Champion mare Treve wins fifth Group 1 at Saint Cloud

TREVE has taken another step in her bid to win the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe for an unprecedented third time, beating Flintshire in the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud.

In a repeat of last season’s Arc result, the Criquette Head-Maarek-trained mare posted her fifth Group 1 victory on Sunday when she cruised up to Flinstshire in the straight and went on to win by 1-1/4 lengths.

Treve will have a break until the Prix Vermeille at Longchamp on September 13, three weeks before the Arc.

“It just shows she’s as good as ever or better than ever because it was a very impressive performance on ground that was certainly quicker than ideal,” Harry Herbert, racing adviser to owners Al Shaqab Racing, said.

“She was a little bit free, but Thierry (Jarnet) got her beautifully settled and she’s just a champion.

“We hope now the plan can be executed. We’re halfway through the plan.”

Head-Maarek was understandably delighted with the latest superb display from her stable star.

“I’m delighted as Flintshire is a very good horse. It’s just a dream,” she said.

“She’s a good filly. We don’t know what she’s worth really.” Jarnet said although the firm ground was against Treve, it made little difference.

“The ground was a little bit too firm for her, but it is said that the good horses will go on any ground,” he said.

“She quickened progressively without getting in the way of anyone. The mare was in great form, she is brilliant.”

Treve is as short as 2-1 to win the Arc with Golden Horn and Jack Hobbs at 5-1 to 8-1 respectively.

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