Tag Archives: Churchill

Churchill, Winter Among Stars On Course For Irish Champions Weekend

The grey filly Winter outlasts Blond Me (black cap) and Sobetsu (royal blue) to win the G1 Nassau Stakes The big names have all stood their ground for the five Group 1 races and the strong supporting cards on Longines Irish Champions Weekend at Leopardstown and the Curragh on Saturday and Sunday. Dual 2,000 Guineas winner Churchill and his stable ...

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Churchill: Asmussen Juveniles Poised For Closing Night Stakes

Trainer Steve Asmussen has sent most of his Churchill Downs string of horses to Saratoga for the summer but a pair of impressive juveniles, Copper Bullet and She’s a Julie, remain and look to jumpstart their careers with stakes victories in Friday night’s $ 100,000 Bashford Manor Presented by GE Appliances (Grade III) and $ 100,000 Debutante Presented by Finlandia ...

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Thunder Snow Set For Rematch With Churchill At Royal Ascot

The top two finishers in the G1 Irish 2,000 Guineas will face each other once again next week at Royal Ascot. According to a report at Irishracing.com, both Churchill and Thunder Snow – the Guineas winner and runner-up, respectively – are set to line up in the G1 St. James’s Palace Stakes June 20. The race is one of three Group 1 races ...

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Champion Juvenile Churchill Completes Classic Double; Thunder Snow Second

Last year’s champion 2-year-old continued his dominance on the European circuit with a 2 1/2-length win in Saturday’s Irish 2000 Guineas at the Curragh, completing a classic double with the Newmarket equivalent already on his resume. The Aidan O’Brien-trained Churchill, who gave the trainer his fourth dual-classic winner, was partnered by Ryan Moore, laying off the pace early and storming ...

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Thunder Snow Will Face Churchill In Saturday’s Irish 2,000 Guineas

Thunder Snow bucking and leaping after the start of the 2017 Kentucky Derby. Trainer Saeed bin Suroor is set to saddle Thunder Snow in Saturday’s Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh with the UAE 2,000 Guineas and UAE Derby winner being bin Suroor’s first runner in Ireland’s opening Classic since he won the race with Dubawi in 2005. Godolphin’s ...

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Roca Rojo Gets The Nod In Churchill Distaff Turf Mile

Roca Rojo (Strategic Prince), second from the right, wins the Distaff Turf Mile (G2) at Churchill Downs on 5.6.2017. Florent Geroux up, Chad Brown trainer, Sheep Pond Partners, Newport Stables and Bradley Thoroughbreds owners. Sheep Pond Partners, Newport Stables, and Bradley Thoroughbreds’ well-favored Roca Rojo was declared the winner via photo finish in Saturday’s Grade 2 Churchill Distaff Turf Mile, ...

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Churchill Resolute In Two Thousand Guineas Victory

Champion 2-year-old colt Churchill made his 2017 debut a winning one when powered to a one-length victory over Barney Roy and Al Wukair to win the Group 1 QIPCO Two Thousand Guineas at Newmarket May 6. Sent off as the heavy favorite in the field of 10, Churchill did not disappoint his backers, rallying from just off the pace to take ...

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Ward Trainees Head Kentucky Juvenile Stakes On ‘Thurby’ At Churchill

Trainer Wesley Ward, who beat the boys with the filly Silvertoni in 2016, will send out the filly Happy Like a Fool and Waterford Stable’s McErin as a coupled entry for Thursday’s 24th running of the $ 100,000 Kentucky Juvenile for 2-year-olds going five furlongs on the main track. The Kentucky Juvenile will go as the 10th race on Thursday’s ...

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