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Dick Whittington Wins Prestigious Keeneland Phoenix Stakes

LEXINGTON, KY (Aug. 11, 2014) – At the Curragh in Ireland on Aug. 10, Dick Whittington won the estimated $267,741 Keeneland Phoenix Stakes to capture the year’s first Group 1 race for 2-year-olds in Europe.

Joseph O’Brien rode the son of Rip Van Winkle for his father, trainer Aidan O’Brien. The colt, bred by Swordlestown Stud, races for the internationally successful ownership team of Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith and Susan Magnier.

Keeneland Extends Sponsorship with The Curragh Racecourse

LEXINGTON, KY (October 25, 2012) –The Keeneland Association has extended its sponsorship of the Group 1 Keeneland Phoenix Stakes at The Curragh Racecourse in Ireland for an additional three years.

The world's leading bloodstock sales company has supported the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes, one of Europe’s top juvenile races, since 2010.  The six-furlong contest, which was first run in 1902, was won for a record 12th time this year by trainer Aidan O’Brien when Pedro the Great came home in front.



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