If you had just won the Gold Cup (G1), as Bjorn Nielsen did June 21, you might be minded to enjoy the moment. But if that race was the second in a four-race series carrying a £1 million bonus, eventually the question is going to pop up.
Simon Crisford can look back upon countless Royal Ascot highlights in his 20-odd years as racing manager to Godolphin, but he will never forget his first winner as a license holder—with Ostilio (GB) in a race Godolphin have never won.
In the realm of history, Justify has become a pioneer. He did more than just sweep the Triple Crown 16 weeks after making his career debut and do it without having raced as a 2-year-old, and win the Kentucky Derby with only three lifetime starts.
A different day, different ground, and a different track resulted in the Investec Oaks (G1) form being emphatically turned around as Magic Wand (IRE) powered her way to a four-length win from Wild Illusion in the Ribblesdale Stakes (G2).
The 3-year-old filly broke her maiden June 21 at Belmont Park in a 1 1/4-mile maiden special weight on the inner turf, a markedly different route than the dirt campaign her half brother used to become North America's all-time leading money earner.
The inaugural Jockey and Jeans & PDJF All Star Jockey Challenge is part of the fifth annual Jockeys and Jeans Fundraiser. Proceeds from both, along with a poker tournament and Sunday's golf tournament, will go to Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.