Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 10 July 2014

Carlton given Curragh go-ahead

Carlton House

Sir Michael Stoute's Carlton House is an intended runner in Sunday's Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh.

The Street Cry colt has been the subject of much media frenzy this year, owing to the fact he is owned by the Queen. Victory in the Dante Stakes at York ensured he was sent off hot favourite for the Derby at Epsom, although he did suffer a setback in the week leading up to the race.

He still put up a fine performance to finish third, beaten just a length by Pour Moi, and is set to get another shot at Classic glory this weekend.

A spokeswoman for the Stoute yard confirmed the intention is for the colt to be declared on Friday, making him the first horse owned by a member of the British royal family to run in the Curragh Classic.