Highly rated American owned Advertise will be seeking to become the first British-trained winner of the prestigious Keeneland Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh today when Frankie Dettori partner him in the major Group One race.
Trained by Martyn Meade, the son of Showcasing previously won the Group 2 July Stakes last month and is set to face a very strong challenge from Aidan O’Brien, who has won the race an unprecedented sixteen times. The champion trainer will have four runners lead by Sergei Prokofiev, while he will also be represented by So Perfect, Gossamer Wings and The Irish Rover. The Jessica Harrington trained Indigo Balance is also declared to run.
Gordon Lord Byron, Urban Beat and Spirit of Valor are among the nine entries in the Group 3 Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club Phoenix Sprint.
Racing gets underway at 1.55pm with a seven race card and gates open at 12 noon.
The Keeneland Phoenix Stakes Family Festival theme will ensure there is a great variety of free entertainment and fun activities for younger racegoers throughout the afternoon, while admission for children under 18 is free.
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