Description: Flintshire (GB) DK B/, H, foaled April 4, 2010 (Dansili (GB) - Dance Routine (GB), by Sadler's Wells) get his free pass to the Breeders' Cup World Championships with a decisive victory in the 12 furlong $1 million Grade I Sword Dancer Stakes over the firm turf course at Saratoga August 29, 2015. Jockey Vincent Cheminaud settled Flintshire in mid pack towards the inside as Guardini went out to set the pace. Red Rifle and Twilight Eclipse sat behind Flintshire biding their time. Mid way around the far turn Red Rifle and Twilight Eclipse made their moves, however, Flintshire a couple of lengths in front and on the rail got the go ahead from his rider and in the matter of a few strides Flintshire opened up and went on to score as the rider pleased. 2 1/2 lengths at the wire over Red Rifle. Twilight Eclipse was 3 1/4 lengths further back for the show. Flintshire is 5-8-1 from 17 starts (1-1-0 in the US) and he has earnings of $5,839,880. The Sword Dancer is a Breeders' Cup Win and You're In qualifying race for the Turf Saturday October 31st at Keeneland. Flintshire is a homebred of Juddmonte Farms Ltd and he is being trained by Andre Fabre. Drawing by Daily Racing Funnies ®.
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