Law of Improvement

By Elaine Belval Royal Ascot is simply one of the best racing meets in the world, if not THE best. This year in which the Queen is celebrating her jubilee is extra special, and it was only fitting that opening day—Tuesday—saw the super-impressive win of 11-for-11 Frankel in the Group 1 Queen Anne S. Frankel … Continue reading Law of Improvement

Celebrating Celebre

By Elaine Belval It has to be hard sharing a stallion barn with the likes of Galileo, Danehill Dancer, and, until his death earlier this year, Montjeu, at Coolmore Stud in Ireland. It is probably fairly easy to get lost in the shuffle, as the expression goes. But Peintre Celebre has been doing his best … Continue reading Celebrating Celebre

Euro freshmen off mark

By Elaine Belval The first two-year-old stakes races are being run in North America and Europe. Recently,¬†two European¬†freshman sires had their first black-type winners. Sir Prancealot, by Tamayuz, won the National S. at Sandown Park for owner Andrew Tinkler, breeder Dermont Cantillon and Forenaghts Stud, and trainer Richard Hannon. Looking ahead to a future target, … Continue reading Euro freshmen off mark