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Another Strong Showing at Royal Ascot for Showcasing

26 June 2017

With Europe’s premier week of racing completed at Royal Ascot, Haunui Farm stallion Showcasing (GB) (Oasis Dream) has come away yet again with some positive results.

Early in the week, two-year-old filly Out Of The Flames (GB) (Showcasing) stepped up to stakes company at just her third start and finished third of 23 in the Group Two Queen Mary Stakes over 5f from the yard of Richard Fahey for owners Qatar Racing. And, on the final day, Showcasing came ever so close to another Royal Ascot Group One winner when Tasleet (GB) (Showcasing) out in an outstanding performance for second in the Diamond Jubilee.

A last start winner of the Group Two Duke of York Stakes, Tasleet came into the Diamond Jubilee in top form and produced a scintillating finish down the outside to be beaten just a neck by British Champions Stakes-winner The Tin Man (GB) (Equiano) with July Cup-winner Lamato (Ire) (Tagula) in third. Watch Tasleet’s outstanding performance by clicking here. He’s on the outside in the blue and white cap – the familiar colours of Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum.

“It was a great end of what is always a fantastic week of racing,” said Haunui Farm Managing Director, Mark Chitty. “For Showcasing to notch another Group One performer is a very good result. Tasleet has been one of his best performers and the form in the race is very much franked given the winner and third place getter are both Group One winners,” he said. “Iffraaj also had an outstanding week with Ribchester proving to be one of the best of his generation when taking out the Group One Queen Anne Stakes,” said Mark. You can watch that performance by clicking here.

“There’s no better stage than Royal Ascot and both stallions have enjoyed success there on numerous occasions. We’re looking forward to them both arriving here at Haunui at the end of July and of course, we’re looking forward to the arrival of our new stallion for 2017, Belardo who interestingly beat Lamato in the Group One Lockinge Stakes before his outstanding run in the Queen Anne Stakes which was touted as the best male performance at Royal Ascot last year.”

“With the international nature of our industry becoming more and more prevalent, to have two internationally proven stallions and, a Champion 2YO of Europe in the stallion barn in 2017 is pretty exciting.”