English 101

Just in case you forgot the spring triple crown races are fast approaching across the pond too. The English Triple Crown gets underway on May 5 with the running of the 1600 meter (about a mile) 2000 Guineas at Newmarket. Followed by the Epsom Derby at Epsom and the St Leger at Doncaster. Holy Roman Emperor was considered a contender for the series until he was abrupted sent off to stud to replace George Washington. The Craven Stakes (Group 3) is major prep for the 2000 Guineas and was run at Newmarket on April 19th, the winner was Adagio who is now 3-1 second choice behind undefeated Teofilo.

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