Throwback Race Of The Day - 17/08/21


Todays throwback race of the day focuses in on the Juddmonte International, with the £1 million feature at York on Wednesday showing off some superb winners over the last few years.

The son of Dubawi was a superb horse during his career being named the 2020 Cartier Horse Of The Year off the back of his victories last term.

He looked a different animal from the out set of 2020, starting in the Group One Coronation Cup at Newmarket at the start of June and saw off Epsom Derby winner Anthony Van Dyck along with three time Ascot Gold Cup winner Stradivarius, subsequently breaking the track record.

In the first weekend of July he stepped up for another Group One event at Sandown in the Coral Eclipse and although all the talk was about Enable's return, this horse was the one with the headlines after a stunning front running performance.

Appleby then sent him to York for the Juddmonte International at York as the favourite to beat and just like the Eclipse he set off in front and could not be caught.

It was one of his strongest performances of the season and although losing his unbeaten record for the season on his last run in the Irish Champion Stakes, he has a once in a lifetime season.