Former Aidan O’Brien-trained five-year-old hasn’t won since six-length triumph at the Curragh in June 2019.
Essential Quality may have been the best horse – but circumstances conspired against him as Bob Baffert claimed the prize with Medina Spirit.
Breeders’ Cup winner was entered in the Coronation Stakes just a week ago but things didn’t go to plan in her warm-up race.
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Shadwell filly maintains her unbeaten record in a terrific stretch battle before crowd of 41,472 at Churchill Downs.
Jim McIngvale, popularly known as ‘Mattress Mack’, plans to stake between $2 million and $4 million on the unbeaten colt.
UAE Derby winner set to fly from Dubai to the US at the weekend with three stablemates for Belmont Stakes Festival in June.
The 49-year-old Bravo, so synonymous with the New Jersey track that he is nicknamed ‘Jersey’ Joe, will be looking elsewhere.