One of the most impressive performances from Royal Ascot last week for American viewers was US-based Cannonball‘s narrow second in the Group 1 Golden Jubilee over 6 furlongs on turf. Trained by history-making American Wesley Ward, who won two stakes races at the meet, Cannonball was wheeled back in the Jubilee after finishing a fast-closing sixth in the Group 1 King’s Stand at the meet four days earlier. Click here to read Alan Shuback’s coverage of the race in Daily Racing Form.
This effort, against some of the best international sprinters in the world, should embolden other US-based trainers to take a crack at both Group 1 Royal Ascot sprints, as well as the upcoming Group 1 July Cup at Newmarket, next year.
The video of the Golden Jubilee is below, in Chinese. Cannonball is under the white and red silks of his owners, Ken and Sarah Ramsey, and is on the stands side.