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Flintshire Wins Gr1 Sword Dancer Invitational Stakes
At Saratoga racecourse in the US, Juddmonte Farms' classy 5YO UK-bred entire Flintshire (Dansili-Dance Routine, by Sadler's Wells) claimed the third top-flight victory of his career when scoring an easy 3-length win for French trainer Andre Fabre in the US$1 million Gr1 Sword Dancer Invitational Stakes (12 furlongs) for 3YO+, over 5YO US-bred gelding Red Rifle (Giant's Causeway-May Night, by Gulch) & 6YO US-bred gelding Twilight Eclipse (Purim-My Twilight Dancer, by Twilight Agenda). The Khalid Abdullah-owned Flintshire took his record to 5 wins (including the Gr1 Grand Prix de Paris & Gr1 Hong Kong Vase) and 9 placings (including the Gr1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe & Gr1 Breeders' Cup Turf) from 17 starts for over nearly £4 million earnings. "He's just so unbelievably consistent," Juddmonte's racing manager Teddy Grimthorpe told Blood Horse. "He's travelled the world. He's won in Hong Kong, he's won in Dubai, and now he's won here. He's a remarkable horse."