Whilst most eyes were on Haydock on Saturday there was plenty of other top-class racing taking place across the globe.
Over in Australia on Saturday the favourites obliged in the Group races at Ascot. Arcadia Queen won at 9/10 to win the Sky Racing W.A. Guineas (Group 2) in the hands of William Pike whilst Pike followed that up with victory in the Kirin-Railway Stakes (Group 1) with Galaxy Star confirming 19/10 favouritism.
There was also plenty of Graded racing in the States on Saturday with Liora springing a 27/1 shock in the Golden Rod Stakes (Grade 2) at Aqueduct. She beat odds-on favourite Restless Rider by a neck in the race for two-year-olds.