Throwback Race For Wednesday - 05/08/20


Following the build up to the Group One Keeneland Phoenix Stakes, that this year looks to be one of the best renewals for some time with more British raiders making the trip than ever, we have looked back at the 2016 renewal.

Caravaggio was the leading sprinter for Aidan O'Brien from 2016 to 2018 and if he would not have picked up an injury may have gone on to land even more successes in the big black type races.

The Phoenix Stakes was truly the race that put this horse on the map as a juvenile landing the event on just his fourth start and pulling away from the field in the final few furlongs.

During his illustrious career the sprinter raced 10 times winning seven of them including wins in major events such as this contest, Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot, Commonwealth Cup and Flying Five Stakes.

He was a superstar for a top yard and.