Keeneland Phoenix stakes

Curragh Given Go-Ahead Amidst Lockdown

Sunday's G1 Keeneland Phoenix S. card at The Curragh has been given the green light to proceed despite lockdown measures being tightened in Kildare after a spike in coronavirus cases. Brian Kavanagh, chief executive of Horse Racing Ireland, said, "We have had confirmation racing can continue behind closed doors, that was part of the government announcement. We have detailed safety procedures in place. The protocols are strong and they have been well-adhered to since racing resumed and it's important everyone keeps following them." For the next two weeks, restrictions in...

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Ventura Tormenta Added To Phoenix

Middleham Park Racing's G2 Prix Robert Papin winner Ventura Tormenta (Ire) (Acclamation {GB}) was one of four supplementary entries on Tuesday to Sunday's G1 Keeneland Phoenix S. at The Curragh. He was joined, as expected, by G3 Molecomb S. winner Steel Bull (Ire) (Clodovil {Ire}) as well as the G2 Airlie Stud S. winner Aloha Star (Ire) (Starspangledbanner {Aus}) and the Aidan O'Brien-trained winner Giorgio Vasari (Ire) (Air Force Blue). Ventura Tormenta will be re-opposing The Lir Jet (Ire) (Prince Of Lir {Ire}), who he beat by a head in...

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The Lir Jet Headed To Phoenix

G2 Norfolk S. winner The Lir Jet (Ire) (Prince Of Lir {Ire}), beaten a head when second in the July 19 G2 Prix Robert Papin, is set for next Sunday's G1 Keeneland Phoenix S. at The Curragh. The Qatar Racing colourbearer was originally slated for the Aug. 21 Nunthorpe S. against elders, but trainer Michael Bell said that is likely off the table now. "The Lir Jet worked well this morning," Bell said. "He is likely to go to Ireland now for the Phoenix S. as plans have been made...

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