Way To Paris

Trainer Marcialis Banned Six Months

French-based trainer Andrea Marcialis, best known for conditioning this year's G1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud winner Way To Paris (GB) (Champs Elysees {GB}), has been banned from all racing activities for six months after stewards deemed that he and his sister, Elisabetta Marcialis, had taken advantage of 80-year-old trainer Jean-Claude Napoli and trained horses in his name, Racing Post reports. An inspection of Napoli's stables in Cabries in August found 12 horses formerly connected to Marcialis or his owners, five of which were not registered as in-training with Napoli. Marcialis...

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Triple Crown Showdown In Japan Cup

The G1 Japan Cup rarely fails to deliver an epic clash of sexes and generations at Tokyo Racecourse on the last weekend in November, and this year's lineup on Sunday features a historic showdown of three individual Triple Crown winners. Almond Eye (Jpn) (Lord Kanaloa {Jpn}) is the most widely known of those internationally, Silk Racing's 5-year-old having swept the Japanese fillies' Triple Crown in 2018 en route to victory in this race. She dropped back in trip to take the G1 Dubai Turf the following spring, and has since...

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The Weekly Wrap: Long May They Run

It has been quite a week for the old boys. Continuing a fine season, Way To Paris (GB) (Champs Elysees {GB}) finally notched a deserved Group 1 victory for himself and his trainer Andrea Marcialis in the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud. At seven, he is a year younger than the sprinting duo of Limato (Ire) (Tagula {Ire}) and Judicial (Ire) (Iffraaj {GB}) who respectively recorded their 14th and 15th victories in Group 3 contests at Newmarket and Newcastle on Saturday. Then of course there's the redoubtable Caspian Prince (Ire), who...

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Way To Paris Has His Day In the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud

Good things come to those who wait and connections and fans of Way To Paris (GB) (Champs Elysees {GB}) gained a much-deserved moment in the sun as the 7-year-old was played late to take Sunday's G1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud. Restrained in last early by Pierre-Charles Boudot, the ever-zestful grey emerged in the nick of time to deny the battling duo Nagano Gold (GB) (Sixties Icon {GB}) and Ziyad (GB) (Rock of Gibraltar {Ire}) by a neck and a head. "You are always a little bit worried when running horses...

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