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Battle of the Titans: A Glimpse into the Elite Field of Four Contesting the Juddmonte International Stakes

In the world of horse racing, few events command the attention and excitement that the Juddmonte International Stakes does. With its storied history and reputation for showcasing the finest thoroughbreds on the track, the Juddmonte International Stakes consistently delivers a riveting spectacle for both racing enthusiasts and casual fans alike. This year, the stakes are higher than ever as an elite field of four exceptional contenders prepares to lock horns and hooves in a showdown of sheer equine prowess.

The line-up for this year's Juddmonte International Stakes reads like a who's who of the racing world, with each entrant bringing their own unique strengths and pedigrees to the table. Let's take a closer look at the quartet of contenders set to vie for glory on the hallowed grounds of the track.

1. **Paddington:** A name that needs no introduction, Paddington has carved a name for itself as a true force to be reckoned with on the track. With an impressive record and a history of dominating races, this contender enters the Juddmonte International Stakes with a weight of expectations on its shoulders. Fans and experts alike will be eagerly watching to see if Paddington can maintain its winning streak and solidify its status as a racing legend.7 wins and 4x Grade 1 wins. Ryan Moore rides. 

2. **Mostahdaf:** Hailing from a lineage of champions, Mostahdaf steps onto the track with a heritage of excellence. Known for its remarkable speed and stamina, Mostahdaf is no stranger to intense competition. The Juddmonte International Stakes presents an opportunity for this contender to make a defining statement and etch its name into the annals of racing history. 9 wins, 1x Grade 1 wins. Frankie Dettori rides. 

3. **Nashwa:** Often referred to as the dark horse of the race, Nashwa brings an element of unpredictability to the proceedings. With a knack for surprising both opponents and spectators, Nashwa's entry into the Juddmonte International Stakes adds an air of suspense and intrigue. Racing enthusiasts are on the edge of their seats, eager to witness if Nashwa will rise to the occasion and outpace its more established rivals. 5 wins, 2x Grade 1. Hollie Doyle rides. 

4. **The Foxes':** A relative newcomer to the racing scene, The Foxes' burst onto the scene with an aura of promise and potential. While lacking the extensive track record of its counterparts, this contender's impressive performances have not gone unnoticed. The Juddmonte International Stakes offers The Foxes' a chance to prove that age and experience are not the only measures of success in the world of horse racing. 3 wins 2x Grade 2. Oisin Murphy rides. 

As the Juddmonte International Stakes draws near, anticipation hangs in the air. The clash of these four remarkable contenders promises a spectacle that will be talked about for years to come. Each horse brings its own strengths, strategies, and stories to the track, creating a narrative of determination, rivalry, and excellence that encapsulates the essence of competitive horse racing.

In the end, only one horse will emerge victorious, etching its name in the annals of racing history as the champion of the Juddmonte International Stakes. Yet, regardless of the outcome, the true winners will be the spectators fortunate enough to witness this epic showdown of equine athleticism and determination. 

Roll of Honour 

2022 Baaeed 4 Jim Crowley William Haggas Shadwell Estate 2:09.30
2021 Mishriff 4 David Egan John & Thady Gosden A A Faisal 2:05.92
2020 Ghaiyyath 5 William Buick Charlie Appleby Godolphin 2:07.38
2019 Japan 3 Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien Magnier/Tabor/ Smith 2:07.77
2018 Roaring Lion 3 Oisin Murphy John Gosden Qatar Racing Limited 2:07.70
2017 Ulysses 4 Jim Crowley Sir Michael Stoute Flaxman Stables Ireland 2:12.11
2016 Postponed 5 Andrea Atzeni Roger Varian Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum 2:06.58
2015 Arabian Queen 3 Silvestre de Sousa David Elsworth Jeff Smith 2:07.35
2014 Australia 3 Joseph O'Brien Aidan O'Brien Smith / Magnier / Tabor / Ah Khing 2:07.35
2013 Declaration of War 4 Joseph O'Brien Aidan O'Brien Magnier/ Tabor/ Smith / Allen 2:05.74
2012 Frankel 4 Tom Queally Sir Henry Cecil Khalid Abdullah 2:06.59
2011 Twice Over 6 Ian Mongan Sir Henry Cecil Khalid Abdullah 2:14.70
2010 Rip Van Winkle 4 Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien Magnier/Tabor/ Smith 2:08.58
2009 Sea the Stars 3 Michael Kinane John Oxx Christopher Tsui 2:05.29
2008 Duke of Marmalade [b] 4 Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien Magnier/ Tabor 2:01.53
2007 Authorized 3 Frankie Dettori Peter Chapple-Hyam Al Homaizi / Al Sagar 2:11.82
2006 Notnowcato 4 Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute A. & D. de Rothschild 2:12.32
2005 Electrocutionist 4 Michael Kinane Valfredo Valiani Earle I. Mack 2:07.47
2004 Sulamani 5 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 2:11.82
2003 Falbrav 5 Darryll Holland Luca Cumani Rencati / Yoshida 2:06.84
2002 Nayef 4 Richard Hills Marcus Tregoning Hamdan Al Maktoum 2:08.74
2001 Sakhee 4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 2:08.27
2000 Giant's Causeway 3 Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien Magnier / Tabor 2:09.30
1999 Royal Anthem 4 Gary Stevens Henry Cecil Thoroughbred Corp. 2:06.91
1998 One So Wonderful 4 Pat Eddery Luca Cumani Helena Springfield Ltd 2:06.46
1997 Singspiel 5 Frankie Dettori Michael Stoute Sheikh Mohammed 2:12.10
1996 Halling 5 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 2:06.88
1995 Halling 4 Walter Swinburn Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 2:06.42
1994 Ezzoud 5 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute Maktoum Al Maktoum 2:08.85
1993 Ezzoud 4 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute Maktoum Al Maktoum 2:12.16
1992 Rodrigo de Triano 3 Lester Piggott Peter Chapple-Hyam Robert Sangster 2:07.19
1991 Terimon 5 Michael Roberts Clive Brittain Lady Beaverbrook 2:16.18
1990 In the Groove 3 Steve Cauthen David Elsworth Brian Cooper 2:08.77
1989 Ile de Chypre 4 Tony Clark Guy Harwood Athos Christodoulou 2:06.91
1988 Shady Heights [a] 4 Willie Carson Robert Armstrong George Tong 2:06.35
1987 Triptych 5 Steve Cauthen Patrick Biancone Alan Clore 2:15.53
1986 Shardari 4 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute HH Aga Khan IV 2:08.28
1985 Commanche Run 4 Lester Piggott Luca Cumani Ivan Allan 2:18.79
1984 Cormorant Wood 4 Steve Cauthen Barry Hills Bobby McAlpine 2:09.87
1983 Caerleon 3 Pat Eddery Vincent O'Brien Robert Sangster 2:16.35
1982 Assert 3 Pat Eddery David O'Brien Robert Sangster 2:09.09
1981 Beldale Flutter 3 Pat Eddery Michael Jarvis Tony Kelly 2:13.28
1980 Master Willie 3 Philip Waldron Henry Candy William Barnett 2:13.30
1979 Troy 3 Willie Carson Dick Hern Sobell / Weinstock 2:06.40
1978 Hawaiian Sound 3 Lester Piggott Barry Hills Robert Sangster 2:09.75
1977 Relkino 4 Willie Carson Dick Hern Lady Beaverbrook 2:09.24
1976 Wollow 3 Gianfranco Dettori Henry Cecil Carlo d'Alessio 2:11.61
1975 Dahlia 5 Lester Piggott Maurice Zilber Nelson Bunker Hunt 2:10.93
1974 Dahlia 4 Lester Piggott Maurice Zilber Nelson Bunker Hunt 2:09.40
1973 Moulton 4 Geoff Lewis Harry Wragg Budgie Moller 2:20.40
1972 Roberto 3 Braulio Baeza Vincent O'Brien

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