Champion trainer John Gosden is not taking anything for granted as star mare Enable takes aim at the Group 1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth QIPCO Stakes at Ascot this Saturday, July 27. The race offers the winner an expenses-paid berth to the Breeders’ Cup Turf, which Enable captured last November at Churchill Downs.
Gosden had this to say about his star mare:
“She is the best mile and a half filly I have trained, and what she has done has been pretty extraordinary. I admired her a lot last year, coming back the way she did. She was not at her best in the Arc, but Frankie rode a magnificent race because he knew that he did not have the petrol in the tank that he would normally have, which is why he held onto her for so long. Then when we went to America and suddenly she was coming back to her best. I think we probably have seen the best of her. She was good the other day and as a three-year-old. Hopefully, we can get through Ascot, then you have York and the Arc. It is a big ask for any horse, but as you saw there, right now she is proud and happy within herself.”
Trainer Marcus Vitali has been suspended one year by stewards at Delaware Park for interfering with and impeding an investigation conducted by the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission and Delaware Park security. Officials say Vitali removed a vial from a dorm room refrigerator during a search and fled. The vial was never recovered. Vitali was also fined $2,500.
Dina Alborano and her now defunct rescue IcareIhelp are reportedly under investigation by the New Jersey Attorney General. Alborano is a resident of New Jersey. Hal Parker, who was supposed to be taking care of the horses she rescues in Louisiana through “crowd funding” is facing animal cruelty charges. Alborano and her organization was not a 501 C-3 and never publicly disclosed how much money they took in.
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