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Swooping to record back-to-back successes in Saturday’s G1 Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot, Fitri Hay’s Khaadem (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}–White Daffodil {Ire}, by Footstepsinthesand {GB}) proved himself a true horses-for-courses sprinter under Oisin Murphy.

Let go at 80-1 getting the full Jamie Spencer treatment 12 months ago, the Charlie Hills-trained 8-year-old who was 14-1 this time was always travelling like the winner in behind and when finally given the command swamped Swingalong (Ire) (Showcasing {GB}) inside the final furlong for a half-length win. Mill Stream (Ire) (Gleneagles {Ire}) was 1 1/4 lengths behind in third, with the 3-1 favourite Believing (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}) a further length back in fourth.

 

A record-breaker! KHAADEM gallantly lands The Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Stakes under Oisin Murphy. It is the first time since 1959 that a horse has won the race back-to-back, and the first time ever an eight-year-old has claimed victory! Bravo to trainer Charlie Hills, and to… pic.twitter.com/PxtFq74aAg

— Ascot Racecourse (@Ascot) June 22, 2024

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