Jockey (from last start)
All you needed, in 2020, was Love – but 2021 has been a more complex story for the flashy chestnut European Champion 3-Year-Old Filly of last year.
In 2020, Love (IRE) landed all three of her races in devastating fashion and was poised to start in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (G1) as the favorite. Unfavorable ground had her connections second-guessing a run at ParisLongchamp, so they put the filly away for a 2021 campaign--one that has had its ups and downs.
Overall, the trainee of 13-time Breeders' Cup winner Aidan O'Brien has seven wins from 14 starts, including five Group 1 victories among those triumphs. A daughter of Galileo (IRE), she boasts an enviable amount of early speed for a European – enough to earn her the 1-mile 1,000 Guineas at 3 – and ample stamina to win the Darley Yorkshire Oaks and English Oaks over 12 furlongs.
A hard-trying winner of the Prince of Wales's Stakes (G1) in June to kick off her 2021 campaign, she was then third in an oddly run King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (G1) (in which her pacesetter Broome (IRE) missed the break) behind bona fide stars Adayar (IRE) and Mishriff (IRE) and was then third again in the Juddmonte International Stakes (G1), a race in which she was substituting for an ailing St Mark's Basilica (FR). In the Blandford Stakes (G2) over Irish Champions Weekend, she dropped back in class and distance to 10 furlongs and was caught at the wire by La Petite Coco (IRE).
|September 12, 2021||Moyglare Jewels Blandford S.||CURRAGH||2||2|
|August 18, 2021||Juddmonte International S.||YORK||1||3|
|July 24, 2021||King George VI and Queen Elizabeth QIPCO S.||ASCOT||1||3|
|June 16, 2021||Prince Of Wales's S.||ASCOT||1||1|
|August 20, 2020||Darley Yorkshire Oaks||YORK||1||1|
|July 04, 2020||Investec Oaks||EPSOM||1||1|
|June 07, 2020||QIPCO One Thousand Guineas||NEWMARKET||1||1|
|October 11, 2019||Bet365 Fillies Mile||NEWMARKET||1||3|
|September 15, 2019||Moyglare Stud S.||CURRAGH||1||1|
|August 23, 2019||Debutante S.||CURRAGH||2||5|
|July 25, 2019||Jockey Club Of Turkey Silver Flash S.||LEOPARDSTOWN||3||1|
|July 11, 2019||Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Fillies Maiden (Plus 10)||LEOPARDSTOWN||1|
|June 27, 2019||Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Fillies Maiden (Plus 10)||CURRAGH||2|
|June 06, 2019||Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Fillies Maiden (Plus 10)||LEOPARDSTOWN||4|
- October 21, 2021
This is the last of eight weekly news releases focusing on the horses and races leading to the 38th Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Friday, Nov. 5 and Saturday, Nov. 6 at Del Mar.
- October 2, 2021
Five Breeders’ Cup Challenge Races Featured on a Stellar Card at ParisLongchamp