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Talent leads the entries for £500,000 QIPCO Fillies & Mares Stakes

7 Aug 2013

The 1-2-3 finishers from both this season’s English and Irish Oaks have been entered among a star-studded line-up of 43 entries for the most valuable race of its kind in Europe.

Talent triumphs in the Investec Oaks at Epsom and she’s set to lock horns again with the placed horses on British Champions Day. Image copyright of

The Epsom Oaks front three of Talent, Secret Gesture and The Lark are amongst a 43-strong entries list for the QIPCO Fillies and Mares Stakes on QIPCO British Champions Day in October.

The Group 2 contest, which was elevated to Group 1 status in 2013 doubling in prize money to £500,000, has been well supported by the best-rated fillies and mares in training and also includes the front three home in the Irish Oaks, Chicquita, Venus De Milo and Just Pretending.

Irish 1,000 Guineas heroine Just The Judge has been entered, following her run last week in the Artemis Goodwood Cup at Glorious Goodwood, with the filly that finished third in that race, Hot Snap, also being aimed at the British Flat finale on Saturday 19th October.

Hot Snap’s stablemate Riposte, who won the Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot in June – providing her trainer Lady Cecil with her first winner at the royal meeting, has been included in the entries list.

Last year’s winner Sapphire, who has not run since her Champions Day victory, has been entered by Dermot Weld to make back-to-back successes at Ascot. The 2012 runner-up, Shirocco Star, has also been added to the line-up.

German trainer Peter Schiergen has intriguingly entered Nymphea, who finished a tight second at Haydock in June before comfortably winning a very valuable Group 1 in Germany last month.

Other entries include, the Lancashire Oaks champion Emirates Queen, 2012 Nassau Stakes winner The Fugue and the highly-thought of Irish runner Alive Alive Ohh.

If you want to be at Ascot on Saturday 19 October to witness these stars doing battle, then make sure that you secure your tickets today via the racecourse website!


Full entries are:

Alive Alive Oh (GB) 3 Mrs S. A. Foley T. Stack  

Ambivalent (IRE) 4 Mr Ali Saeed Roger Varian  

Chicquita (IRE) 3 Mr P. Makin A. de Royer Dupre  

Dalkala (USA) 4 H.H. Aga Khan A. de Royer Dupre  

Elik (IRE) 3 Mr Nurlan Bizakov Sir Michael Stoute  

Emirates Queen (GB) 4 Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum Luca Cumani  

Ferevia (IRE) 3 H.H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani C. Laffon-Parias  

Galvaun (IRE) 4 Ballylinch Stud A. Fabre  

Harasiya (IRE) 3 H.H. Aga Khan John M. Oxx  

Hot Snap (GB) 3 Mr K. Abdullah Lady Cecil  Igugu (AUS) 6 Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum M. F. de Kock  

Just Pretending (USA) 3 Mr M. Tabor, D. Smith & Mrs John Magnier Aidan O’Brien  

Just The Judge (IRE) 3 Qatar Racing Limited & Sangster Family Charles Hills  

Lady Nouf (GB) 3 Saleh Al Homaizi & Imad Al Sagar William Haggas  

Loredana (FR) 3 H.H. Aga Khan M. Delzangles  

Magical Dream (IRE) 3 Mrs John Magnier,Mr M.Tabor & Mr D.Smith Aidan O’Brien  

Mila (FR) 3 H.H. Aga Khan A. de Royer Dupre  

Moment In Time (IRE) 4 Mrs Julia Annable David Simcock  

Nymphea (IRE) 4 Stall Nizza P. Schiergen  

Orion Love (GB) 3 Mr H. Rapp H. Pantall  

Our Obsession (IRE) 3 Mr A. E. Oppenheimer William Haggas  

Pacific Rim (IRE) 3 Wildenstein Stables Limited M. Delzangles  

Pagera (FR) 5 Mr Guy Pariente H. Pantall  

Penelopa (GB) 3 Litex Commerce Ad M. G. Mintchev  

Pirika (IRE) 5 Mr Teruya Yoshida A. Fabre  

Pomology (USA) 3 H. R. H. Princess Haya of Jordan John Gosden  

Ribbons (GB) 3 Elite Racing Club James Fanshawe  

Riposte (GB) 3 Mr K. Abdullah Lady Cecil  

Rock Choir (GB) 3 Cheveley Park Stud William Haggas  

Sabor A Triunfo (CHI) 4 O.T.I. Racing Ed Dunlop  

Sapphire (IRE) 5 Moyglare Stud Farms Ltd D. K. Weld  

Say (IRE) 3 Mr D. Smith, Mrs J. Magnier, Mr M. Tabor Aidan O’Brien  

Scintillula (IRE) 3 Miss K. Rausing J. S. Bolger  

Seal of Approval (GB) 4 Mr T. R. G. Vestey James Fanshawe  

Secret Gesture (GB) 3 Qatar Racing Ltd & Newsells Park Stud Ralph Beckett  

Shirocco Star (GB) 4 Helena Springfield Ltd Hughie Morrison  

Talent (GB) 3 Mr J L Rowsell & Mr M H Dixon Ralph Beckett  

Temida (IRE) 5 Litex Commerce Ad M. G. Mintchev  

Tempest Fugit (IRE) 4 Mr A. E. Oppenheimer John Gosden  

Testosterone (IRE) 5 Mr Nurlan Bizakov Ed Dunlop  

The Fugue (GB) 4 Lord Lloyd-Webber John Gosden  

The Lark (GB) 3 Lady Bamford Michael Bell  

Venus de Milo (IRE) 3 Mrs John Magnier,Mr M.Tabor & Mr D.Smith Aidan O’Brien  

Verema (FR) 4 H.H. Aga Khan A. de Royer Dupre  

Waila (GB) 3 Sir Evelyn De Rothschild Sir Michael Stoute  

Wild Coco (GER) 5 K I Farm Corporation Lady Cecil  

Yellow And Green (GB) 4 H.H. Sheikh Abdulla bin Khalifa Al Thani N. Clement  

Zardaka (IRE) 3 H.H. Aga Khan A. de Royer Dupre