Deauville horse racing organised by France Galop for the summer season. Today’s prestigious Prix Rothschild offered a spectacular 3 horse photo finish with O’Brien trained Roly Poly ridden by Ryan Lee Moore just edging into 1st place, & fancied Royal Ascot winner Qemah coming 4th.



RolyPoly ridden by Ryan Lee Moore trained by O’Brien that won the prestigious Rothschild cup. Photo copyright France Galop scoopdyga with thanks.

Prix Rothschild  Group 1, was today’s star race, Roly Poly (out of War Front & Misty for Me)trained by A.P. O’Brien  ridden by Ryan Lee Moore beats trainer Andre Fabre’s Via Ravenna into 2nd place in a thrilling photo finish with the Freddie Head trained Siyoushake just being beaten into 3rd place. The fancied Ascot winner Qemah came 4th today in the fast 1600 metre sprint. The prestigious Rothschild Cup is worth euro 300.000 in total  prize money. Photo with thanks  Copyright France Galop. Scoopdyga

France Galop organises a month’s programme of spectacular  racing at La Touques race course in  Deauville, a charming town on the Normandy coast, from 29th July until end August. This  weekend’s entertainment  offered the public, often out on a Family outing with children and grandchildren,  a race card with some of Europe’s top horses coming to race in Deauville. Today’s first race,Prix du Clos Fleuri – Chateau Montlau was won by outsider Walenty, owned by German Stall Lahn- Sieg. Trained by the well known German trainer Hans Blume, in Krefeld.




Deauville Races organised by France Galop today 30th July .Royal Ascot star Qemah expected to run in the Rothschild Stakes,today at Hippodrome de la Touques. We feature photo of Qemah winning Duke of Cambridge Stakes, 21/06/2017 Royal Ascot exclusive photo taken by Pete Mooney, Irish racing photographer.


21 June 2017; Qemah, Gregory Benoist up, trainer Jean Claude Rouget,defeating Aljazzi, Adam Kirby up, left, in The Duke Of Cambridge Stakes at Ascot. © Peter Mooney, 6, Cumberland Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland. Tel: 00 353 (0)86 2589298

Exclusive photo taken by Pete Mooney at Royal Ascot 21st June 2017.

Qemah trained by Jean Claude Rouget, ridden by Gregory Benoist in the Duke of Cambridge Stakes, 21/06/17. Royal Ascot

photo c Pete Mooney with thanks.



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