ESHAADA (GB) began a special British Champions Day for Sheikha Hissa and Shadwell Stud with a narrow success over Lanwades Stud’s ALBAFLORA in a thrilling tussle to the Group 1 British Champions’ Fillies and Mares Stakes.
The brilliant BAAEED (GB) confirmed himself an outstanding miler with a scintillating success in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot, leading home a 1‐2‐3 for British‐bred horses in the season’s climactic mile race.
Fourth generation homebred INSPIRAL (GB) was an emphatic winner of the Group 1 Fillies’ Mile at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile Racecourse on Friday afternoon for Patricia and the late David Thompson’s Cheveley Park Stud. Inspiral, who remains unbeaten, is on track for the Group 1 1,000 Guineas back at the Rowley Mile next May.
Trevor and Libby Harris’ Lordship Stud homebred 2021 Royal Ascot winner LOVING DREAM (GB) put up a tenacious performance to land her first Group 1 in the Prix de Royallieu at ParisLongchamp on Saturday afternoon under Frankie Dettori. The result contributed to what has been a faultless start for British trainers in Group contests on Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe weekend.
ALPINISTA (GB) crowned a glorious weekend for Lanwades Stud with her second successful trip to Germany for a Group 1, this time winning the Preis von Europa at Cologne.
It was the second Group 1 win of the weekend for Kirsten Rausing’s farm who also bred ZAAKI (GB), winner of the Underwood Stakes in Australia on Saturday morning, while Miss Rausing’s white and green silks, carried to victory in Germany by Alpinista, were sported by homebred SANDRINE (GB), who was third in the Group 1 Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday afternoon.
ZAAKI (GB) added a second Group 1 success overnight in the Underwood Stakes at Sandown to extend his unbeaten run in Australia to five.
Bred by Miss Kirsten Rausing at her Lanwades Stud near Newmarket, Zaaki was bought at the Tattersalls Autumn Horses In Training Sale 2020 by Stuart Boman of Blandford Bloodstock on behalf of British‐born trainer Annabel Neasham.
WILD BEAUTY (GB) and ALBAHR (GB) made it a Grade 1 double for owner-breeders Godolphin at Woodbine, Canada, on Sunday night, landing the Natalma Stakes and Summer Stakes respectively.
WALTON STREET (GB) landed the Grade 1 Canadian International Stakes on Saturday evening at Woodbine, Canada. Two-time race winner DESERT ENCOUNTER finished in second place, making it a one-two for British trainers and the oldest pair of horses in the running.
HURRICANE LANE CAPS DREAM DAY AT DONCASTER FOR COOPER'S NORMANDIE STUD AND MEMORABLE ST LEGER FESTIVAL FOR FRANKEL
Breeder Philippa Cooper enjoyed a dream day at Doncaster's St Leger Festival on Saturday as HURRICANE LANE scored a second Classic success of his career in the Group 1 St Leger Stakes just thirty-five minutes after GLORIOUS JOURNEY (GB) landed an eighth career win in the Group 2 Park Stakes. Both horses were bred by Cooper's Normandie Stud, today a virtual entity with mares boarding in Britain and Ireland since late 2017.
The St Leger Festival has turned into another sparkling week for both colts' sire, Frankel.
BAAEED (GB) appeared a horse of limitless potential from the moment he took his first steps on a racecourse in June, and he fulfilled that promise with a facile success in the Group 1 Prix du Moulin at Paris Longchamp on Sunday afternoon.