European Round-Up

Older Horse Review

The Alain de Royer-Dupre-trained Dariyan (4 c Shamardal – Daryakana by Selkirk) took out the first major stakes race for older horses in Europe when comfortably winning the Prix Ganay (Gr 1, 2100m) at Saint-Cloud on 1 May. The Aga Khan-owned and bred colt, whose peak efforts as a three-year-old included a victory in the... Read More

Three-year-old Season Review

It was first blood to the Ed Walker-trained Stormy Antarctic (3 c Stormy Atlantic – Bea Remembered by Doyen), though, who booked his ticket to the 2000 Guineas (Gr 1, 1m) when winning the Craven Stakes (Gr 3, 1m) in impressive fashion at Newmarket in April, while the John Gosden-trained Fillies Mile (Gr 1, 1m)... Read More

Two-Year-Old Review

One of the stars in O’Brien’s stable, and potentially a top-class three-year-old for next year, was Caravaggio (2 c ex Mekko Hokte by Holy Bull) who took out the first major two-year-old race of the season in the Coventry Stakes (Gr 2, 6f) at Royal Ascot in June.   The son of the late Scat... Read More

First Group One Winner For Helmet

The colt, who ran a close fourth to Churchill (Galileo) in the Dewhurst Stakes (Gr 1, 7f) at Newmarket at his last start, travelled well in behind the leader in the early stages under Christophe Soumillon. Bay Of Poets (Lope De Vega) led the field into the home straight at an honest gallop, but Thunder... Read More

Rivet Lands Racing Post Trophy

The colt, who also took out the Champagne Stakes (Gr 2, 7f) at Doncaster last month, failed to fire when fifth behind the Aidan O’Brien-trained Churchill (Galileo) in the Dewhurst Stakes (Gr 1, 7f) at Newmarket at his last start, but he relished the step up to a mile last weekend. With a lack of... Read More

Almanzor Claims Champion Stakes

The filly, who won the Prix Eclipse (Gr 3, 1200m) at her last start, was ridden with restraint by Thierry Jarnet as Stop The Wages (Acclamation) set a strong pace on the front-end. As the field approached the 200 metres, Sans Equivoque showed a smart turn of foot to run down Boos (Dream Ahead) close... Read More