UNQUESTIONABLE powered up to defeat all opposition under our colors to be crowned in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf on November, 3, on the first day of the 40th World Championships at Santa Anita, USA. Son of Wootton Bassett owned in partnership with Coolmore and Westerberg, he ended a splendid juvenile season under a sharp ride from Ryan Moore with this well-deserved 2-lengths G1 victory a few weeks after finishing runner-up in the G1 Qatar Prix Jean-Luc Lagardère on Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe weekend. He gave to his breeder the Vitse family (Normandie Breeding) his first G1 success, his trainer Aiden O’Brien a 17th World Championships victory and his jockey a 13th win.
Group success continued under our colors for our juveniles courtesy of precocious ORNE who landed the G3 Horris Hill Stakes on November, 4 over the 7 furlongs of Newmarket racecourse, UK. A debut winner less than two months ago, the Rathbarry Stud-bred son of Acclamation was ridden to Group victory by Robert Havlin on his third career run only. Entrusted to John and Thady Gosden, he is out of the 2-year-old Group performing Excelebration mare PELLUCID.
Our Haras de Bouquetot-based sire OLYMPIC GLORY was also represented with three winners this week, starting with a double of 3-year-old scorers on October, 31st in France. O’SSITOT reached out first the 1,900 meters of Chantilly racecourse for a second career-victory offered to Mrs Julie Mestrallet, her daughter Agathe Cousin-Mestrallet and her mother Francine Mestrallet. A moment later, FOXGLOVE claimed a third consecutive win at Marseille-Borely in a 2,600 meters handicap race for owner-breeders Ecurie du Sud and Ecurie Gribomont, on his fifth career-start only. At Marseille still, ever-consistent MAMMALINA was honored when defeating her 10 rivals over the 1,500 meters of Marseille-Pont de Vivaux racecourse on November, 3 for a sixth career-success offered to breeders J. Kilpatrick and Ecurie Ades Hazan.
Congratulations to all winning connections!
UNQUESTIONABLE pictured by Eclipsesportswire's Alex Evers