The Platinum Queen (Ire)

Juvenile Group 1 Heroine The Platinum Queen Added To Tattersalls December

Group 1 winner The Platinum Queen (Ire) (Cotai Glory {GB}) (lot1924B) will be offered as a wildcard entry during the Tattersalls December Mares Sale. Successful in the G1 Prix de l'Abbaye, the bay will be sent through the ring during the second Sceptre Session on Nov. 29. The first Group 1-winning juvenile filly to be offered during the Tattersalls December Mares Sale this century, she was also the first of her age and sex to take the l'Abbaye since Sigy (Fr) (Habitat) in 1978. The Middleham Park Racing runner was...

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Valiant Kinross Heads The Supporting Cast

LEXINGTON, KY--It's pretty pointless rolling back to the clock, to so very different an era, to contrive a blasphemous conflation between "the 'F' word" and "the 'S' word." But even if we leave the polemics over Flightline (Tapit) and Secretariat to run their trite course to futility, in one respect the 39th Breeders' Cup made it feel just like old times for the Europeans, as well. True, a similar caveat should be applied to the notion that Godolphin and Ballydoyle here reprised the kind of rivalry that reached such intensity...

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Cotai Glory's The Platinum Queen Wins The Abbaye

There had been no 5-year-old mare to win the Arc until just after 4 o'clock on Sunday and no juvenile to prevail in the G1 Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp Longines since 1978, but both droughts are now officially at an end after Middleham Park Racing's The Platinum Queen (Ire) (Cotai Glory {GB}) made it happen in the ParisLongchamp sprint. Atoning for a heartbreaking defeat on her beloved Nashwa (GB) (Frankel {GB}) in the preceding G1 Prix de l'Opera Longines, Hollie Doyle made full use of Richard Fahey's dynamo's relentless...

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Abbaye Date For The Platinum Queen

Group 1-placed filly The Platinum Queen (Ire) (Cotai Glory {GB}) will start next in the G1 Prix de l'Abbaye on Oct. 2, according to Middleham Park Racing's Tom Palin. The five-furlong specialist was not entered in the six-furlong Sept. 24 G1 Cheveley Park S. at Newmarket on Tuesday morning. "The Platinum Queen is a very useful filly," said Palin. "We didn't confirm her for the Cheveley Park this morning [Tuesday], we want to keep her to five furlongs so she will head straight to the Abbaye now--all being well." A...

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No Nay Never's Trillium Pips The Platinum Queen In The Flying Childers

No Nay Never's Trillium (GB), second choice at 9-5, just touched off the 7-4 heavy favourite and G1 Nunthorpe S. runner-up The Platinum Queen (Ire) (Cotai Glory {GB}) in the final jump of the G2 Flying Childers S. at Doncaster on Sunday. The Rockcliffe Stud homebred was second at first asking at Goodwood in June, but got off the mark in a Newbury maiden on July 15. Wheeled back just 12 days later, the Apr. 6 foal took the G3 Markel Molecomb S. returned to Goodwood by 1 1/4 lengths...

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Night Of Thunder's Highfield Princess Dominates The Nunthorpe

Placing herself in a different stratosphere of sprinters, John Fairley's Breeders' Cup-bound homebred Highfield Princess (Fr) (Night Of Thunder {Ire}) powered to glory in Friday's G1 Coolmore Wootton Bassett Nunthorpe S. at York only a dozen days after her tour de force in the 6 1/2-furlong G1 Prix Maurice de Gheest. Returning to the scene of her emphatic G2 1895 Duke of York S. success May 11, the 5-1 shot enjoyed an ideal lead throughout the early stages from the three-years-younger The Platinum Queen (Ire) (Cotai Glory {GB}) before taking the...

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Speedy Filly The Platinum Queen Supplemented To The Nunthorpe

The three-for-four juvenile filly, The Platinum Queen (Ire) (Cotai Glory {GB}) has been supplemented at a cost of €40,000 to the Aug. 19 G1 Coolmore Wootton Bassett Nunthorpe S. at York, owner Middleham Park Racing XV announced on Saturday morning. Successful at Ripon when unveiled in June, she was unplaced in the G2 Queen Mary S. at Royal Ascot, but regained the winning thread with a 3 3/4-length score in a York novice race in July. She then ran out a four-length winner transferred to Goodwood in a conditions race...

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Goodwood Winner The Platinum Queen Possible for the Nunthorpe

The Platinum Queen (Ire) (Cotai Glory {GB}), impressive winner of Goodwood's Alice Keppel Fillies' Conditions S. July 27, is being considered for the Coolmore G1 Nunthorpe S. at York Aug. 19. Campaigned by Middleham Park Racing, the juvenile would have to be supplemented to the five-furlong test. Sent off the 5-6 favorite in her latest start, the Richard Fahey-trained filly came home a four-length winner over nine rivals, setting a new track record for 2-year-olds while recording a faster time than the winner of the G3 Molecomb S. on the...

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