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.
EMARAATY ANA (GB) clung on from the flying STARMAN (GB) to lead home a one-two-three for British-bred horses in a thrilling renewal of the Group 1 Sprint Cup at Haydock Park on Saturday afternoon, setting a track record in the process.
Prince A A Faisal’s homebred globetrotter MISHRIFF staged a demolition job in the Group 1 Juddmonte International Stakes at York Racecourse on Wednesday afternoon, pulling clear of a high-quality field of rivals by six lengths.
Mishriff, who has placed third in the Group 1 Coral-Eclipse and subsequently second in the Group 1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes already this summer, was bred under Prince Faisal’s virtual Nawara Stud Limited banner, whose 11 mares are based at racing manager Ted Voute’s Eydon Hall in Northamptonshire.
PALACE PIER (GB) saw off a persistent challenge from POETIC FLARE in the Group 1 Prix Jacques Le Marois at Deauville on Sunday afternoon, successfully defending his title in the race for a second consecutive victory. It was 24 years ago that a horse last won back-to-back renewals of the Marois.
ALPINISTA (GB) landed a maiden Group 1 victory on Sunday afternoon at Hoppegarten in the Grosser Preis von Berlin, giving owner-breeder Kirsten Rausing of Lanwades Stud a 23rd winner of the season in her white and green silks, a tally that now matches that of Rausing’s most successful year in 2011.
LADY BOWTHORPE (GB) landed a thrilling renewal of the Group 1 Nassau Stakes on Thursday afternoon at Goodwood Racecourse, scoring her inaugural success at the top level.
Irish Derby hero HURRICANE LANE raised his profile yet further on Wednesday evening at ParisLongchamp when putting up a stunning performance to win the Group 1 Grand Prix de Paris by six lengths.