Grand Prix de Paris

Dubai Mile Likely for Grand Prix de Paris

Ahmad Al Shaih's G1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud winner Dubai Mile (Ire) (Roaring Lion) will be pointed to the G1 Grand Prix de Paris with the possibility of a run at Royal Ascot in between, trainer Charlie Johnson said. The colt finished ninth in the G1 Betfred Derby on Saturday and was fifth in the Qipco 2000 Guineas at Newmarket in his three-year-old debut last month. Dubai Mile holds engagements in the G2 King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot on Jun 23 and also the G1 Irish Derby at The...

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Onesto Aiming For Japan Cup

'TDN Rising Star' Onesto (Ire) (Frankel {GB}), winner earlier this year of the G1 Grand Prix de Paris and narrowly runner-up to Luxembourg (Ire) (Camelot {GB}) in the G1 Irish Champion S.,  is set to make his final appearance of the season in the G1 Japan Cup at Toyko Racecourse. Onesto was last seen finishing ninth behind Alpinista (GB) (Frankel {GB}) in a heavy-turf renewal of the G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe Oct. 2. The 3-year-old will be part of a three-pronged challenge from France to also include Simca...

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Hurricane Lane Returns In Paris

Since the change of the G1 Grand Prix de Paris trip to 12 furlongs in 2005, there is a sense that the Bastille Day feature has grown in stature and in this year's edition the quality has inched up again due mainly to the fact that Hurricane Lane (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) is here. It is 10 years since a winner of the G1 Irish Derby appeared in this race and that was Treasure Beach (GB) (Galileo {Ire}), who was fourth behind another of Andre Fabre's record 13 winners in Meandre...

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Hurricane Lane To Run In Grand Prix De Paris

After it was suggested earlier this week that he could head straight for the G1 St Leger in September, Godolphin's G1 Irish Derby winner Hurricane Lane (GB) (Frankel {GB}) was on Saturday supplemented to the July 14 G1 Grand Prix de Paris. "It obviously looked like the Irish Derby was a tough race and we half expected him to lie down for three or four days afterwards, to be honest with you," trainer Charlie Appleby said. "However, he came out of the race really well, he's not missed an oat...

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Magnificent Seven To Relish On Sunday

As if Saturday's action did not sate to the full, it is time to gorge while you can on Sunday with another seven top-level contests across Ireland, France and Germany. First up on the schedule is the delayed G1 Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris for the 3-year-old Arc aspirants, which affords the opportunity to welcome back the shock G1 Epsom Derby hero Serpentine (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) for the first time since his authoritative success in the July 4 blue riband. It will be fascinating to see how he copes with...

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Next Targets Set for Serpentine, Santiago

Trainer Aidan O'Brien has announced plans for two of his 3-year-old stars of 2020, G1 Investec Derby upsetter Serpentine (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) and G1 Irish Derby hero Santiago (Ire) (Authorized {Ire}). Serpentine will make his next start in the G1 Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris at ParisLongchamp on Arc Trial day Sept. 13. "The lads [owners Coolmore] wanted to keep him at a mile and a half, with a view that he could go for the Arc or something like that," O'Brien said. The Grand Prix de Paris replaces the...

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Entry Stage Added for Grand Prix de Paris

Following the postponement of the G1 Grand Prix de Paris, which will now be contested at ParisLongchamp Sept. 13, a second entry stage, which closes July 29, has been added at a cost of €2,160. The race number remains the same: P.522. Original entries for the race will not require renewal. The winning owner of the Grand Prix de Paris will have the supplementary entry fee offered toward the G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, or the entry fee fully refunded if originally entered in the race.

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French Aim For English King

A day removed from the G1 Investec Derby, trainer Ed Walker said English King (Fr) (Camelot {GB}), fifth as the early favourite, had come out of the race well and could target the G1 Grand Prix de Paris in September. "We'll let the dust settle and mull over it for a few days," Walker said. "I think an obvious target would be the Grand Prix de Paris, because he's French-bred and qualifies for the premiums. I wouldn't rule out the St Leger, but I wouldn't want to run him on...

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Observations: Aug. 14, 2019

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Today's Observations features the debut of a full-brother to a G1 Grand Prix de Paris winner. 5.20 Gowran Park, Mdn, €16,500, 2yo, 8fT Michael Tabor's MOGUL (GB) (Galileo {Ire}) heads a trio of Aidan O'Brien nominees and the bay, who secured the second highest price at last year's Tattersalls...

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