Queen Mary stakes

Irish Champion Colin Keane Snapped up to Ride US Raiders at Royal Ascot

However unlikely it seemed back in the autumn when the syndicate was formed, the members of the Dew Sweepers LLC have been provided with reason to believe their dream of securing a Royal Ascot winner can become a reality with the news that Irish Champion Jockey Colin Keane has committed to riding both of their runners next week. It makes sense, too. The Dew Sweepers LLC, formed and managed by Jack Goldthorpe, features several Irish ex-patriots and they will be cheering on Keane as he gets the leg over Late...

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Cotter: 'Ascot-Bound Matilda Picotte Not For Sale At Any Price'

No amount of money will persuade the owners of impressive Curragh maiden winner Matilda Picotte (Ire) (Sioux Nation) to give up on their dream of walking into the winner's enclosure at Royal Ascot, according to the filly's trainer Kieran Cotter, who said "everyone wants a slice" of the Queen Mary-bound speedster. Matilda Picotte maintained the flying start of Coolmore's first-season sire Sioux Nation by making all to score on debut at the Curragh on Monday and, in doing so, she landed some hefty wagers. The owners of the filly are...

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Turf Venture Reaps Ascot Glory For Eclipse Thoroughbreds 

ASCOT, UK--The G2 Queen Mary S. victory of the well-named Quick Suzy (Ire) (Profitable {Ire}) brought not only the diverse training skills of Gavin Cromwell to wider attention but also a welcome touch of internationalism to the Royal Meeting. The latter is usually a given, but with restricted travel in the last two seasons, there have been fewer overseas travellers than usual, though those who have made the trip have largely been well rewarded at Britain's showcase meeting. Barbara Banke's Stonestreet Stables enjoyed success in the same race last year...

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Where Did They Come From?

G2 Coventry S. ADMIRAL NELSON (GB) (Kingman {GB} - Shamandar {Fr}, by Exceed And Excel {Aus}) Bred by Bob and Pauline Scott, he was a Goffs UK Premier Yearling Sale topper at £440,000 and lived up to expectations on his winning debut in a five-furlong Curragh maiden on June 12, earning TDN Rising Star status in the process. His dam was a decent juvenile, winning the listed Dick Poole Fillies' S. and beating subsequent Grade 1 winner Dubawi Heights (GB) in the Watership Down Stud Sales Race. ARMY OF INDIA...

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