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.
STARMAN (GB) shone brightest of all in a hotly contested renewal of the Group 1 Darley July Cup at Newmarket on Saturday, in a one-two-three for British breeders.
Kirsten Rausing, whose Lanwades Stud has enjoyed copious success so far in 2021, continued to celebrate this afternoon as homebred SANDRINE (GB) landed the Group 2 Duchess of Cambridge Stakes on the July Course at Newmarket.
SKY LANTERN, who delivered Simon and Ben Keswick of Rockcliffe Stud their first of many Group 1 successes as owners, today made them Group 1-winning breeders as daughter SNOW LANTERN (GB) landed the Falmouth Stakes on the July Course at Newmarket this afternoon, a race that she, herself, finished second in, in 2013.
It had already been a fine afternoon for FRANKEL (GB), with a stakes one-two and an ultra-promising newcomer among a Newmarket hat-trick, before the Juddmonte stallion received another career highlight with a first Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby.
HURRICANE LANE, who was third behind his paternal half-brother and Charlie Appleby stablemate ADAYAR when Frankel claimed a maiden Derby at Epsom three weeks ago, provided a neat Classic double as he caught the enterprisingly-ridden LONE EAGLE (GALILEO) close home.
SUBJECTIVIST (GB) confirmed himself a top-notch stayer to rank alongside the greats guided by his trainer Mark Johnston on Thursday, with an impressive triumph in the Group 1 Gold Cup, the jewel in the crown of Royal Ascot.
LOVING DREAM (GB) fulfilled a dream for her owners and breeders Trevor and Libby Harris on Thursday, becoming the first homebred Royal Ascot winner for their renowned Lordship Stud with her tenacious triumph in the Group 2 Ribblesdale Stakes in the hands of Robert Havlin.
PALACE PIER AND OXTED SCORE GROUP 1 DOUBLE FOR BRITISH BREEDERS AND STALLIONS ON OPENING DAY OF ROYAL ASCOT
PALACE PIER (GB) gave British breeders a successful start to the 2021 Royal Meeting at Ascot Racecourse on Tuesday afternoon when recording his second victory at the fixture in as many years for breeders Highclere Stud and Floors Farming in the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes. Shortly after, Homecroft Wealth Racing’s homebred OXTED (GB) landed the Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes, to secure a top-flight double on the first day of Royal Ascot for breeding operations and stallions based in Britain.
DOMESTIC SPENDING (GB) added a third Grade 1 to his resume with a convincing success in the Manhattan Stakes at Belmont Park on Saturday. The four-year-old son of KINGMAN (GB) caught his closest rival TRIBHUVAN in the final furlong and was going away at the line.