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Sixth Godolphin Royal Ascot 2017 success provided by Rare Rhythm

Sixth Godolphin Royal Ascot 2017 success provided by Rare Rhythm

Rare Rhythm gained the third victory of his six-race career when running on strongly to capture the 12-furlong Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap at Royal Ascot on Friday, June 23. The five-year-old son of Dubawi, trained by Charlie Appleby, had not raced since taking part in the same race 12 months ago. William Buick always had Rare Rhythm prominent and raced ...

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Benbatl rules in Hampton Court

Benbatl rules in Hampton Court

Benbatl stayed on powerfully for an excellent success in the G3 Hampton Court Stakes at Royal Ascot on Thursday, June 22, giving Godolphin a fourth victory so far at Royal Ascot 2017. The three-year-old Dubawi colt, dropping back to 10 furlongs for trainer Saeed bin Suroor after finishing fifth in the G1 Derby over a mile and a half on ...

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Dubai royal Family attend Day 3 of Royal Ascot

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum attended day 3  of Royal Ascot race, in the presence of Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. The third day of the festival witnessed a very exciting competition for UAE horses, including the Godolphin stable which ...

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A point worth taking to Ascot

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Charlie Appleby has nominated Blue Point in the G1 Commonwealth Cup on Friday, June 23 as his stable’s best chance at Royal Ascot next week. Appleby, who expects to have around 20 runners over the five days, is pleased with the progress shown by the sharp Shamardal colt. “He has done particularly well since winning the G3 Pavilion Stakes at ...

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Kinshachi and Maternal ready for G1 assignment

Kinshachi and Maternal ready for G1 assignment

The elevation from Listed grade a week ago to the top level on Saturday is as significant as it looks for the Godolphin pair Kinshachi and Maternal at Doomben. But trainer Darren Beadman is more than happy to see both tackle the classy field of fillies and mares that will do battle for the final G1 race of the Australian ...

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Barney Roy strikes in St James’s Palace Stakes

Barney Roy strikes in St James’s Palace Stakes

Barney Roy smashed the course record to gain a first G1 success in the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot on Tuesday, June 20, with Thunder Snow taking third in the mile contest for three-year-old colts. An eventful start saw Barney Roy’s saddle slip backwards leaving the stalls, but James Doyle soon recovered on the Richard Hannon-trained colt, who ...

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The story of Hatta – 40th anniversary!

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On 20th June 1977, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, enjoyed his first international winner with a filly called Hatta, at Brighton Racecourse in the UK. Hatta’s win combined his lifelong love of horses and ignited his passion for racing.   While the opening day of Royal Ascot will be the centre of attention on 20 June, it ...

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Ribchester leads powerful Godolphin first day challenge at Royal Ascot

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Godolphin starts Royal Ascot 2017 with a 10-strong team on Tuesday, June 20, and has participants in all three of the G1 races. Ribchester goes for the G1 Queen Anne Stakes over the straight mile after his impressive G1 Lockinge Stakes success at Newbury last month and has stable companion Toscanini (Paul Hanagan) as a pacemaker, with Dutch Connection making ...

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Thunder Snow ready for Ascot

Thunder Snow ready for Ascot

Thunder Snow, the globetrotting star of Godolphin Stables, is ready to do battle again with his formidable rival Churchill in Tuesday’s G1 St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot. He is set to lead Godolphin trainer Saeed bin Suroor’s team into Britain’s most glamorous and important five-day race meeting. No three-year-old trained in Europe has embarked on such a demanding ...

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