York Racecourse

Mishriff Out On His Own In the International

Gaining the British group 1 his record demanded in devastating style on Wednesday, Prince Faisal's Mishriff (Ire) (Make Believe {GB}) proved a class apart in one of the finest performances witnessed in the history of York's Juddmonte International. Third to the race's absentee St Mark's Basilica (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}) on his European return in Sandown's G1 Eclipse July 3, the high-level worldwide campaigner had moved forward considerably in the subsequent three-week period to be runner-up in the G1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth S. at Ascot. This represented a...

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Dubawi's Yibir Takes The Voltigeur

Further evidence that Charlie Appleby holds all the aces in the 3-year-old middle-distance colt department was in plain view on Wednesday as Yibir (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) had his turn on the Moulton Paddocks carrousel of success in York's G2 Sky Bet Great Voltigeur S. Backed into 6-1 before the off, the July 8 G3 Bahrain Trophy winner who was last seen finishing sixth in the G3 Gordon S. over this 12-furlong trip at Goodwood July 29 was dropped out in rear early by James Doyle as Ballydoyle's outsider The Mediterranean...

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Wootton Bassett's Royal Patronage Makes All in the Acomb

Trading as the largely unconsidered 25-1 outsider-of-five for Wednesday's G3 Tattersalls Acomb S. at York, Highclere Thoroughbred Racing's Royal Patronage (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}) turned that logic on its head with a command performance from the front. Coming off an impressive five-length success over this seven-furlong trip in an Epsom novice July 29, the bay was on his mettle at the break and a sharp getaway yielded immediate control. Unflustered on the lead down the centre of the track in the straight, he bore all the hallmarks of a typical...

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Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival Will Host World Pool

The Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival will be a World Pool event for the first time in 2021, York Racecourse and the Tote announced on Monday. Held at York, the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival begins on Aug. 18 and lasts through Aug. 21, with racing fans around the world able to bet into a single pool ensuring larger and deeper pools, differentiated pricing and for unequaled value for Tote customers over the first three days. There have been a dozen World Pool days hosted by British racing already this...

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Yorkshire Cup The Friday Feature

York wraps up its three-day Dante meeting on Friday, with the G2 Matchbook Yorkshire Cup the dominant prize as the older stayers have their moment. Mark Johnston has made no secret of his passion for this category and 2021 promises to be his best year for some time with a trio of star names in the division hailing from Kingsley House Stables. While perhaps the chief member Subjectivist (GB) (Teofilo {Ire}) is not on the Knavesmire, the other two are and his half-brother Sir Ron Priestley (GB) (Australia {GB}) has...

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Frankel's Hurricane Lane Takes the Dante

Maintaining his unbeaten record in an attritional renewal of York's G2 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Dante S. on Thursday, Godolphin's Hurricane Lane (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) duly put himself in the picture for a fascinating G1 Epsom Derby. Coming through the Charlie Appleby ranks with a win in the 10-furlong Newbury conditions race that has acted as an important stepping stone to Epsom in recent times, the chestnut with abundant stamina was put in second early with William Buick keeping tabs on Ballydoyle's Roman Empire (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}). As that second...

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Dutch Art's Starman On Top in the Duke of York

David Ward's homebred Starman (GB) (Dutch Art {GB}) posted a third straight career victory in September's Listed Garrowby S. over six furlongs at York and was under seven lengths adrift when confronted with testing conditions and losing his unbeaten record with a 14th in Ascot's Oct. 17 G1 British Champions Sprint. Sent postward for Wednesday's G2 Duke of York Clipper Logistics S. back at the Knavesmire venue for his seasonal return, the 4-year-old bay reached a new standard by defeating a swathe of seasoned sprinters in the six-furlong dash. Racing...

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Deep Impact's Snowfall Notches A First Musidora For Aidan O'Brien

One of the prestige races missing from Aidan O'Brien's resume before Wednesday, York's G3 Tattersalls Musidora S. is now in the bag for the Ballydoyle master after Snowfall (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) proved a rare outsider to win for the stable as she made all in the extended 10-furlong Oaks trial. Last seen finishing eighth when the subject of the notorious mix-up with stablemate Mother Earth (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}) in Newmarket's G1 Fillies' Mile in October, the relative of Found (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) was soon in front under Ryan Moore...

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York Feature Races' Prize Money Returned to Pre-COVID Levels

A trio of Group 1 races at the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival on Aug.18-21 and the G2 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Dante S. on May 13 have all had their prize money boosted to pre-COVID levels, the racecourse announced on Wednesday. The G1 Juddmonte International on Aug. 18, rated the Longines World's Best Horse Race in 2020, will once again be worth £1 million, while the Aug. 19 G1 Darley Yorkshire Oaks will be run for £400,000. The purse of the G1 Coolmore Wootton Bassett Nunthorpe S. will also...

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Battaash Brings Up Amazing Four-Timer For Shadwell

Shadwell had watched the first three races fall their way at York's Ebor Festival on Friday and so there were more than the usual share of nerves as their flagship Battaash (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}) went to post for the G1 Coolmore Nunthorpe S. In the event, he gave the team their most anxious moments of all the races they conquered on the card as he had to graft to subdue yet another flying filly from Michael Dods's Darlington yard in Que Amoro (Ire) (Es Que Love {Ire}). Finally managing...

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More Success For Mehmas As Minzaal Dazzles In the Gimcrack

On a day when York belonged to the royal blue of Shadwell, the G2 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Gimcrack S. played host to one of the operation's youngbloods as the new juvenile sprinting sensation Minzaal (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}) cut a dash in the gloom. Sent off the 5-2 favourite coming off an impressive Salisbury novice success over this six-furlong trip Aug. 9, the bay missed the kick and was adrift early but Jim Crowley was oozing confidence and in no mood to hurry. Tanking his way to the lead passing...

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Redoute's Choice's Enbihaar Takes the Lonsdale Cup

While Stradivarius (Ire) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) is away, Enbihaar (Ire) (Redoute's Choice {Aus}) has been allowed to play stayer and she ably demonstrated her aptitude for the division when taking York's G2 Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup on Friday. In the past two years Before Covid, this was the race that saw her exalted stablemate wrap up the £1million bonus but with that pot unavailable this time and Clarehaven's golden boy set on a different path it was up to Shadwell's imposing mare to help fill a void. Long regarded...

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