Over at Picks and Ponderings, I am taking a look at the Group I races at Royal Ascot this week. Royal Ascot opens Tuesday — and I preview all three top-level races on the card.
The Queen Anne starts the Royal Ascot meet. The turf mile for older horses features America’s premier miler, Tepin, facing the toughest class test of her life. The King’s Stand also features another Breeders’ Cup winner: local denizen Mongolian Saturday, taking a mad dash down the straight with eighteen of his closest (and classiest) friends. Though the St. James’s Palace does not feature any stateside imports, it does feature a showdown among several of the up-and-coming turf sophomores in Europe.