Poet’s Word Tops Stoute Exacta In King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Poet’s Word battled back to defeat stablemate Crystal Ocean in Saturday’s Group 1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot, giving trainer Sir Michael Stoute a record sixth victory in the race. Ridden by James Doyle, the 5-year-old son of Poet’s Voice got up in the final strides to win by a neck, earning an expenses-paid berth to the Breeders’ Cup Longines Turf.

“It’s a pity there was a loser, that’s how you sum it up,” Stoute told racingpost.com. “I thought Doyle could have done a little bit better and got a dead-heat! They are two such admirable horses, delightful to train.”

The win was Stoute’s first in the contest since 2010, with Harbinger.

Read more at racingpost.com.

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