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Queen of Beaufay triumphed in the Czech Derby

In hot weather, the top-raceday took place on Sunday, June 26, at the Chuchle Arena Prague, culminating in the 102nd CPIPG Czech Derby, the most prestigious classic test for three-year-old colts and fillies. The event took place under the auspices of the Minister of Defense Jana Černochová and the original accompanying program, prepared by the Czech Army, was well received by the audience.

DSC_1567.jpgThe chesnut filly Queen of Beaufay won the 102nd CPIPG Czech Derby (CZ Gd-3, 1m 4f, 1,8 mio CZK) after strong speed by a three quarter of lenghts in front of Stronger Together, with Dancing In Pink third by a nose. Jockey Petr Foret, trainer Dalibor Török and owner/breeder Jiří Trávniček had the first win in the Czech Derby, previous winner of Czech 1000 Guineas Queen of Beaufay won the fourth race in a row.

Also another three Class A races took place on this day: the 63rd Czech Army Gold Cup (1m 4f, 150 ths. CZK, 4yo+) was won by seasonal debutant, the fourth in last Czech Derby Rex of Thunder (j. Demo, tr. Demele, own. Stáj Březová), in the 19th Tattersalls Mile (1m, 150 ths. CZK, 3yo+) 6yo Politicum (j. Palík, tr. Kobzarev, own. The Sons of Sharpour) achieved the third Class A win in Prague and in the 18th Chuchle Arena Sprint Stakes (6f, 150 ths. CZK, 3yo+) 6yo Worth Choice (j. Palík, tr. Štěpánka Myšková, own. Vasury Kolesa) defended last year's win.

Jockey Jiří Palík won three races (the 25th lifetime hattrick), trainer Jan Demele won two races (the eighth career double).


Photo: B. Křižan