Royal Ascot flows through the blood of Circus Maximus
16 JUNE 2021, RACENEWS
Poetic Flare (Dawn Approach) produced an outstanding performance on Day 1 of Royal Ascot yesterday to win the Gr.1 St James’s Palace Stakes over the testing Ascot mile.
Extremely tough and highclass, Poetic Flare, who had previously won the Gr.1 English 2000 Guineas, is bred on the same exceptional Galileo/Danehill cross as 2019 St James’s Palace Stakes winner Circus Maximus (Galileo) who joins Windsor Park’s stallion roster for the 2021 breeding season.
Circus Maximus excelled at the Royal Ascot carnival to also win the 2020 Gr.1 Queen Anne Stakes over the hallowed turf where racing first began in 1711.
Circus Maximus - click here to watch him win at Royal Ascot
The mix of Galileo and Danehill is responsible for more than 300 stakes winners that includes 62 Gr.1 winners headed by the great Frankel who, like Circus Maximus, won both the St James’s Palace Stakes and Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot.
A son of the Gr.1 Ascot King George V1 & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes winner Galileo, Circus Maximus is out of Duntle (Danehill Dancer), a dual Royal Ascot winner herself including the Gr.2 Duke Of Cambridge Stakes.