Down the years.
On this day in . . . 1966 A third win in a row for Michael Sobell's Reform, trained by Sir Gordon Richards and ridden by Scobie Breasley, as he readily gets the better of market rival Green Park in the two-year-old conditions race at Newbury.
By the end of the season, Reform had doubled his tally to six wins from seven starts, with two at Ascot and one at Goodwood.
Though he was beaten in the Greenham first time out as a three-year-old, Reform had another excellent season, with success in the St James's Palace Stakes, the Sussex and the Queen Elizabeth II before beating Taj Dewan and Royal Palace in the Champion Stakes.
1995 Ron Huggins' Double T rigger, trained by Mark Johnston, takes a huge step in the public adoration stakes as he leads from start to finish in the Gold Cup on the third day of Royal Ascot. Ridden by Jason Weaver, he wins by four lengths from hot favourite Moonax, trained by Barry Hills and ridden by Pat Eddery.
Next time out, he got the better of a memorable battle with his brother Double Eclipse, also trained by Johnston and ridden by Tyrone Williams, in the Goodwood Cup, and it was one of racing's most memorable days when he won the Goodwood race for the third time, a feat no other horse has achieved, in 1998. He is now siring winners from the East Burrow Farm in Devonshire.
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|Publication:||The Racing Post (London, England)|
|Date:||Jun 22, 2005|
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