Hardwicke Stakes
Group 2, Ascot 15:40
£225,000 guaranteed,
4yo plus,
1m 3f 211y, Class 1  
Saturday 18th June 2022

Boylesports

1 Broome 6/1
2 Mostahdaf 11/2
3 Hurricane Lane 8/11F
7 ran NR: Third Realm Distances: 3¼l, 1¼l, 1¾l
Time: 2m 30.07s (slow by 0.07s)

Broome took Aidan O’Brien to the remarkable milestone of 900 Group or Graded race wins, as he ground his rivals into submission under an astute ride from Ryan Moore.
 
Moore set out to make this a test and it was clear by the time the runners turned into the straight that Broome had his rivals firmly on the stretch. The six-year-old responded resolutely to Moore’s urgings and galloped his way to an emphatic three-and-a-quarter length success. 
 
The favourite Hurricane Lane, who had not raced since the autumn, got tired on his seasonal return. Last year's dual Classic winner came under pressure around the home turn and his challenge petered out in the final furlong, where he lost second to Mostahdaf
 
O’Brien said: “I didn't realise that [900 Group winners]. We are so privileged to be in the position we are and are so grateful to everyone at Ballydoyle. Also, to John and Sue [Magnier], Michael and Doreen, Derrick and Gay [Tabor] and Georg and Emily [von Opel]. We are so grateful to them all. In this life and world, we take one day at a time and try to appreciate every day. We are so grateful to do what we do every day.
 
“It was a brilliant ride. Ryan has done an incredible job on Broome. He is a six-year-old colt now and one very strange thing is that he seems to be coming to the peak of his career after all these years. He is by Australia and is very brave. We think we will see the best of him this year.
 
“When he was getting unsaddled after the Japan Cup, a horse walking by kicked him and fractured a shin. He was off for a long time. He just had the come-back run in the Tattersalls Gold Cup and finished fifth behind all those good horses. 
 
“He has a very high cruising speed and does not surrender. We will be thinking about something like the King George back here.”

Trainers Quotes

Moore said: “I think Broome has been brilliantly prepared. He was a different machine to what I've known him before.
 
“He was in a beautiful rhythm and stretched out excellent. He was really good today. The rhythm was beautiful, he just flowed and lengthened. I could see him walking in the paddock. We always thought a lot of him. He was close to winning a Derby and a few things haven't gone his way.
 
“Broome brought me a lot of pleasure today. He galloped and Aidan had him in a place to do that. He was just in the right place and it didn't matter what I do – if the horse isn't right, then we can't do it. They had this horse beautifully prepared.”
 
Thady Gosden said of the runner-up: “Mostahdaf has run a very good race. Ryan [Moore] gave Broome an exceptional ride from the front – probably the best ride I’ve seen of the week, for sure. We followed Hurricane Lane round the bend; the winner got loose, but he’s run very well. It seems to be the right trip for him now, and we’ll see where we go from here.”
 
Hurricane Lane’s trainer Charlie Appleby said: “We haven’t hidden anything about what our thought processes are – we’re working back from October, very much so. We feel Hurricane Lane is our Arc horse and, with the ground being as quick as it was, I said to William Buick ‘don’t forget, if it’s not happening for him, look after him round there’. 
 
“But William said he travelled into it well, his action just shortened a bit, he said he just went through his girths and just got tired. The ground was quick enough for him – he does move better when there’s ease in the ground – we all know that. 
 
“More importantly, he took two match-fit horses on as well. They’ve gone a good gallop – Ryan Moore has gone out there and set a good stall on Broome, and I’m pleased. It’s always encouraging – it’s the same from two to three or three to four, their first run, you’re just glad they’ve still got their enthusiasm.”

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Hardwicke Stakes (Group 2)
£225,000 guaranteed, 4yo plus, 1m 3f 211y, Class 1
7 ran
Going: Good to Firm

POS. (DRAW) DIST HORSE AGE WGT TRAINER JOCKEY SP
1 (7)     Broome 6 9-3 A P O'Brien Ryan Moore 6/1
2 (2)
Mostahdaf 4 9-3 John & Thady Gosden Jim Crowley 11/2
3 (5)
Hurricane Lane 4 9-3 Charlie Appleby William Buick 8/11F
4 (3)
Solid Stone 6 9-3 Sir Michael Stoute Richard Kingscote 14/1
5 (4)
7 Layfayette 5 9-3 Noel Meade Colin Keane 11/1
6 (6) Away He Goes 6 9-3 Ismail Mohammed Sean Levey 25/1
7 (1)
Living Legend 6 9-3 Charlie & Mark Johnston Joe Fanning 18/1
NR 8 (8) Third Realm 4 9-3 Roger Varian NON RUNNER

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HARDWICKE STAKES WINNERS

YR/DATE GR WINNER TRAINER JOCKEY OWNER AGE/WGT SP

2021 2 WONDERFUL TONIGHT David Menuisier William Buick Christopher Wright 4 8-12 5/1
2020 2 FANNY LOGAN John Gosden Frankie Dettori HH Sheikha Al Jalila Racing 4-8-12 17/2
2019 2 DEFOE Roger Varian Andrea Atzeni Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum 5-9-01 11/4F
2018 2 CRYSTAL OCEAN Sir Michael Stoute Ryan Moore Sir Evelyn de Rothschild 4-9-01 4/7F
2017 2 IDAHO Aidan O’Brien IRE Seamie Heffernan Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier 4-9-01 9/2
2016 2 DARTMOUTH Sir Michael Stoute Olivier Peslier H M The Queen 4-9-01 10/1
2015 2 SNOW SKY Sir Michael Stoute Pat Smullen Khalid Abdullah 4-9-01 12/1
2014 2 TELESCOPE Sir Michael Stoute Ryan Moore Highclere Thoroughbred Racing 4-9-01 7/4F
2013 2 THOMAS CHIPPENDALE Lady Cecil Johnny Murtagh Sir Robert Ogden 4-9-00 8/1
2012 2 SEA MOON Sir Michael Stoute Ryan Moore Khalid Abdullah 4-9-00 3/1F
2011 2 AWAIT THE DAWN Aidan O’Brien IRE Ryan Moore Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier 4-9-00 4/6F
2010 2 HARBINGER Sir Michael Stoute Ryan Moore Highclere Thoroughbred Racing 4-9-00 8/11F
2009 2 BRONZE CANNON John Gosden Jimmy Fortune Anthony Oppenheimer 4-9-03 8/1
2008 MACARTHUR Aidan O’Brien IRE Johnny Murtagh Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor 4-9-00 11/8F
2007 2 MARAAHEL Sir Michael Stoute Richard Hills Hamdan Al Maktoum 6-9-00 100/30
06/24/06 2 MARAAHEL Sir Michael Stoute Richard Hills Hamdan Al Maktoum 5-9-00 9/2
*05/18/06 2 BANDARI Mark Johnston Willie Supple Hamdan Al Maktoum 6-8-09 10/1
04/19/06 2 DOYEN Saeed bin Suroor Frankie Dettori Godolphin 4-8-09 6/5F
03/21/06 2 INDIAN CREEK David Elsworth Richard Quinn Seymour Cohn 5-8-09 14/1
02/22/06 2 ZINDABAD Mark Johnston Kevin Darley Abdulla Buhaleeba 6-8-12 4/1
01/22/06 2 SANDMASON Henry Cecil Willie Ryan Plantation Stud 4-8-09 12/1
00/23/06 2 FRUITS OF LOVE Mark Johnston Olivier Peslier Mick Doyle 4-8-12 9/2
99/18/06 2 FRUITS OF LOVE Mark Johnston Olivier Peslier Mick Doyle 4-8-12 12/1
98/19/06 2 POSIDONAS Paul Cole Pat Eddery Athos Christodoulou 6-8-09 15/2
97/20/06 2 PREDAPPIO Saeed bin Suroor Gary Stevens Godolphin 4-8-12 6/1
96/21/06 2 OSCAR SCHINDLER Kevin Prendergast IRE Michael Kinane Oliver Lehane 4-8-09 7/4F
95/23/06 2 BEAUCHAMP HERO John Dunlop John Reid Erik Penser 5-8-09 11/2
94/17/06 2 BOBZAO Terry Mills John Reid Terry Mills 5-8-09 11/1
93/18/06 2 JEUNE Geoff Wragg Ray Cochrane Exors of late Sir Robin McAlpine 4-8-09 7/2
92/19/06 2 ROCK HOPPER Michael Stoute Pat Eddery Maktoum Al Maktoum 5-8-12 8/15F
91/21/06 2 ROCK HOPPER Michael Stoute Pat Eddery Maktoum Al Maktoum 4-8-12 5/6F
90/22/06 2 ASSATIS Guy Harwood Ray Cochrane S Harada 5-9-00 50/1
89/23/06 2 ASSATIS Guy Harwood Pat Eddery Khalid Abdullah 4-8-09 4/11F
88/17/06 2 ALMAARAD John Dunlop Willie Carson Hamdan Al Maktoum 5-8-12 6/1
87/19/06 2 ORBAN Henry Cecil Steve Cauthen Prince A A Faisal 4-8-09 11/4
86/20/06 2 DIHISTAN Michael Stoute Pat Eddery H H Aga Khan 4-8-09 11/2
85/21/06 2 JUPITER ISLAND Clive Brittain Lester Piggott The Marquess of Tavistock 6-8-09 85/40
84/22/06 2 KHAIRPOUR Fulke Johnson Houghton Steve Cauthen G J Chittick 5-8-12 13/2
83/17/06 2 STANERRA Frank Dunne IRE Brian Rouse Frank Dunne 5-8-09 4/1
82/18/06 2 CRITIQUE Henry Cecil Lester Piggott Garo Vanlan 4-8-09 7/2
81/19/06 2 PELERIN Harry Wragg Brian Taylor Sir Phillip Oppenheimer 4-8-12 7/1
80/20/062 SCORPIO Francois Boutin FR Philippe Paquet Gerry Oldham 4-9-00 2/1F
79/22/06 2 OBRAZTSOVY Ryan Price Brian Taylor Robert Sangster 4-8-09 9/4F
78/23/06 2 MONTCONTOUR Maurice Zilber FR Yves Saint-Martin Mrs H H Hausmann 4-8-12 25/1
77/17/06 2 MENEVAL Vincent O’Brien IRE Lester Piggott Mrs George F Getty II 4-9-00 2/1F
*run at York