Julie Wood

Voyage Hoping For Redemption With King Edward VII Target

Julie Wood's Voyage (GB) (Golden Horn {GB}), who parted ways with Pat Dobbs at the start of the G1 Betfred Derby, will return in the G2 King Edward VII S. at Royal Ascot, according to trainer Richard Hannon. A winner at Newbury in April, the bay was making just his second start in the Blue Riband. "Unfortunately, things didn't go to plan for Voyage in the Derby after he stumbled coming out of the stalls and unseated Dobbsy, who had no chance whatsoever," Hannon said on his Unibet blog. "I...

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A Dream Voyage for Julie Wood

EPSOM, UK -- The names Morston (GB) and Lammtarra were being bandied about as Voyage (GB) (Golden Horn {GB}) stepped onto the track at Epsom on Tuesday morning. In 1974 and 1995 respectively, that pair came to the Derby on the back of one run, but what they lacked in experience they made up for in brilliance.  Voyage's trainer Richard Hannon has had two previous runners in the Derby, the 2021 runner-up Mojo Star (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) and Humphrey Bogart (Ire) (Tagula {Ire}), who finished fifth five years earlier. ...

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Newsells Park Announce Death Of Unique Mare Date With Destiny

Date With Destiny (Ire), the sole offspring of the brilliant G1 2,000 Guineas winner George Washington (Ire), has died due to complications following colic surgery, Newsells Park Stud announced on Tuesday. In a statement posted on X, formerly Twitter, Newsells Park said, "Very sad to report that we lost Date With Destiny over the weekend, due to complications following colic surgery. She was 16. "Date With Destiny was the only progeny of George Washington and the dam of Group winner Beautiful Morning. A Diva. She will be missed by us...

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Dewhurst Next Port of Call for Etonian

Undefeated G3 Solario S. hero Etonian (Ire) (Olympic Glory {Ire}) is aiming for the G1 Dewhurst S. at Newmarket on Oct. 10. Trained by Richard Hannon, the bay colt got off the mark on debut at Sandown on July 23 and followed up with a 1 1/4-length win in the Solario there on Aug. 23. "The thought at the moment is to go for the Dewhurst," said owner Julie Wood. "It is lovely to have a horse capable of performing at this level again as it has been a while....

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