Laura King 5:12pm, Sat 12 Aug 2017
The Arlington Million, on the turf at Arlington Park in Chicago, turns 35 on Saturday, and times have changed since its inception in 1981. It’s still worth a million dollars, but now it sits alongside two other Grade Is, the Beverly D, for the fillies and mares, and the Secretariat, for the three-year- olds.
Laura King 4:32pm, Mon 31 Jul 2017
Glorious Goodwood perhaps isn’t known for its international winners, unless you count those from Ireland, and we can expect a few more from the Emerald Isle once the five-day fixture gets underway on Tuesday...
Laura King 9:35pm, Thu 6 Jul 2017
A cracking meeting in New York on Saturday sees Aidan O'Brien target a second successive Belmont Derby, while the undercard sees the return of one of the best dirt sprinters in the world.
Laura King 9:31am, Fri 23 Jun 2017
Lady Aurelia wowed us on Tuesday – just as she had a year previously – and then Wesley Ward popped up and won the Sandringham with Con Te Partiro for good measure. It’s been a good week, so far, for America, and also for France who bagged their own brace of victories thanks to Qemah and Le Brivido.
Laura King 8:06am, Tue 20 Jun 2017
What Choisir started, Wesley Ward and Lady Aurelia have continued and the very British five days of Royal Ascot are now happy hunting grounds for raiders from afar. It’s now eight years since Ward first landed a success at the meeting courtesy of Strike The Tiger and since then he’s amassed a stronger team year on year.
Laura King 8:08pm, Sat 17 Jun 2017
Those wishing to give their Royal Ascot finery an early outing will have the chance at Sunday’s Prix de Diane meeting, when the action on the track at Chantilly usually comes in a narrow second behind the style stakes.