Copyright 2018 Denali StudMy friend Barry Irwin tells me I'm not a writer, but I guess I fancy myself as one anyway. I thought I'd share my Royal Ascot experience and the conclusion of our amazing journey with Animal Kingdom...http://www.denalistud.com/reflections-on-royal-ascot-and.htmlSun, 23 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT2013-06-23T00:00:00REFLECTIONS ON ROYAL ASCOT AND CONCLUSION OF THE JOURNEYIt is the best week of racing anywhere in the world. There are a lot of great horse racing events—weekends and carnivals--but nothing quite rivals the racing at Royal Ascot.http://www.denalistud.com/ascot-form-first-two-days.htmlThu, 20 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT2013-06-20T00:00:00ASCOT FORM: FIRST TWO DAYSDespite starting a pronounced favorite in his swan song at Royal Ascot, dual Gr1 winner and 2013 Arrowfield Stud freshman Animal Kingdom was unable to produce the heroics...http://www.denalistud.com/animal-kingdom-connections-philosophical-about-defeat.htmlThu, 20 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT2013-06-20T00:00:00ANIMAL KINGDOM CONNECTIONS PHILOSOPHICAL ABOUT DEFEATAnimal Kingdom's quest to become the first grade or group I winner on three different surfaces--and on three different continents to boot--fizzled ingloriously June 18 in the Queen Anne Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot.http://www.denalistud.com/americans-abroad.htmlThu, 20 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT2013-06-20T00:00:00AMERICANS ABROADAnimal Kingdom now goes to stud in Australia and will return to Kentucky for the Northern Hemisphere breeding season. He'll be remembered as a throwback, a versatile horse that won on dirt, synthetic and turf and didn't duck a challenge when healthy.http://www.denalistud.com/farewell-animal-kingdom.htmlWed, 19 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT2013-06-19T00:00:00FAREWELL ANIMAL KINGDOMAbout 25 minutes after walking calmly around the pre-parade ring at Royal Ascot today prior to the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes, Animal Kingdom suddenly stopped...http://www.denalistud.com/at-royal-ascot-with-barry-irwin.htmlWed, 19 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT2013-06-19T00:00:00AT ROYAL ASCOT WITH BARRY IRWINAnimal Kingdom came and saw Royal Ascot, but he did not conquer it.http://www.denalistud.com/drape-no-shame-in-animal-kingdom’s-defeat-at-ascot.htmlTue, 18 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT2013-06-18T00:00:00DRAPE: NO SHAME IN ANIMAL KINGDOM’S DEFEAT AT ASCOTThe Kentucky Derby/Dubai World Cup winner Animal Kingdom (Leroidesanimaux) was the heavily backed even favorite in...http://www.denalistud.com/run-at-royal-ascot.htmlTue, 18 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT2013-06-18T00:00:00RUN AT ROYAL ASCOTQueen Elizabeth II had made it look so easy. Sharing her carriage with Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, she led the royal processionhttp://www.denalistud.com/animal-kingdom-falls-flat-at-ascot.htmlTue, 18 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT2013-06-18T00:00:00ANIMAL KINGDOM FALLS FLAT AT ASCOTA Kentucky Derby winner who also claimed the Dubai World Cup is the star attraction in the first race at Royal Ascot.http://www.denalistud.com/royal-ascot-opens-with-an-american-beauty-named-animal-kingdom.htmlMon, 17 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT2013-06-17T00:00:00ROYAL ASCOT OPENS WITH AN AMERICAN BEAUTY NAMED ANIMAL KINGDOMWhen Animal Kingdom makes his final start on June 18 at Royal Ascot in the Queen Anne Stakes, the 2011 Kentucky Derby winner will have overcome an incredible amount of adversity to compete in arguably the most prestigious meet in the world.http://www.denalistud.com/building-a-kingdom-with-the-right-foundation.htmlSat, 15 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT2013-06-15T00:00:00BUILDING A KINGDOM WITH THE RIGHT FOUNDATIONWhen Craig Bandoroff set out to develop one of Kentucky's leading farms and consignment companies in 1990, he wanted to work at the highest end of the market, and desired to trade the best quality bloodstock.http://www.denalistud.com/atop-the-highest-mountain.htmlSat, 15 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT2013-06-15T00:00:00ATOP THE HIGHEST MOUNTAINAlready a Group One winner in the USA and Dubai, Animal Kingdom (Leroidesanimaux) is set to retire to Arrowfield Stud after a tilt at the Queen Anne Stakes (Gr 1, 1m) at next week’s Royal Ascot meeting.http://www.denalistud.com/new-stallion-profile.htmlThu, 13 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT2013-06-13T00:00:00NEW STALLION PROFILECraig and Holly Bandoroff have been on the Animal Kingdom bandwagon from day one, when the son of Leroidesanimaux foaled at their Denali Stud near Paris, Ky.http://www.denalistud.com/the-breeders’-cup-forum-raising-a-‘kingdom’.htmlWed, 12 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT2013-06-12T00:00:00THE BREEDERS’ CUP FORUM: RAISING A ‘KINGDOM’World Cup, Derby winner breezes five panels at Lambourn in last drill of his career.http://www.denalistud.com/animal-kingdom-in-final-queen-anne-workout.htmlWed, 12 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT2013-06-12T00:00:00ANIMAL KINGDOM IN FINAL QUEEN ANNE WORKOUTGr.1 Kentucky Derby and Gr.1 Dubai World Cup winner Animal Kingdom will write his most historic chapter on 18th June at Royal Ascot...http://www.denalistud.com/denali-reaches-new-heights.htmlTue, 11 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT2013-06-11T00:00:00DENALI REACHES NEW HEIGHTSKentucky Derby and Dubai World Cup winner Animal Kingdom will write his most historic chapter on June 18 at the Royal Ascot race meet in England when he becomes the first Kentucky Derby winner to run at Ascot since Triple Crown winner Omaha in 1936.http://www.denalistud.com/denali-reaches-new-heights-as-part-of-the-animal-kingdom-story.htmlMon, 10 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT2013-06-10T00:00:00Denali reaches new heights as part of the Animal Kingdom storyTrainer Graham Motion reported via Twitter that Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) winner Animal Kingdomcompleted a four-furlong gallop in :52 Thursday, May 9 at Lambourn.http://www.denalistud.com/animal-kingdom-works-toward-royal-ascot.htmlThu, 16 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT2013-05-16T00:00:00Animal Kingdom works toward Royal AscotGraham Motion, the trainer of Dubai World Cup winner Animal Kingdom, decided after walking the course at Ascot this week that the Royal meeting’s opening race over a mile will be the Kentucky-bred’s target in his career finale on June 18.http://www.denalistud.com/queen-anne-stakes-confirmed-for-animal-kingdom’s-next-start.htmlFri, 10 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT2013-05-10T00:00:00Queen Anne Stakes confirmed for Animal Kingdom's next startJockey John Velazquez, who rode Animal Kingdom (Leroidesanimaux {Brz}) to victory in the 2011 GI Kentucky Derby, will be aboard the colt when he makes his career finale at Royal Ascot in June, Team Valor International has announced.http://www.denalistud.com/velazquez-to-ride-animal-kingdom-at-royal-ascot.htmlFri, 26 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT2013-04-26T00:00:00Velazquez to ride Animal Kingdom at Royal AscotKentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Animal Kingdom and Java's War, who is being pointed to this year's Louisville classic, are among the U.S.-trained horses being considered for Royal Ascot.http://www.denalistud.com/royal-ascot-entries-include-animal-kingdom.htmlWed, 24 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT2013-04-24T00:00:00Royal Ascot entries include Animal KingdomThe Dubai World Cup (Gr. 1, 2000m) winner Animal Kingdom (Leroidesanimaux)is more likely to contest the Queen Anne Stakes (Gr. 1, 1m) rather than the Price of Wales's Stakes (Gr. 1, 1m2f) at Royal Ascot in June.http://www.denalistud.com/animal-kingdom-likely-for-queen-anne.htmlThu, 18 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT2013-04-18T00:00:00ANIMAL KINGDOM LIKELY FOR QUEEN ANNEClassic winner and champion Animal Kingdom will stand for Aust$38,500 (about $40,000 in United States funds) when he enters stud this year at John Messara's Arrowfield Stud in Australia.http://www.denalistud.com/arrowfield-sets-fee-for-animal-kingdom.htmlMon, 15 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT2013-04-15T00:00:00ARROWFIELD SETS FEE FOR ANIMAL KINGDOMDUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Animal Kingdom is by Leroidesanimaux, a horse bred in Brazil, and he was produced by a German-bred mare named Dalicia. Late last year, an Australian stud farm acquired controlling rights to the horse, and Animal Kingdom will retire to stallion duty there sometime in the next year.http://www.denalistud.com/dubai-world-cup-animal-kingdom-takes-world-by-storm.htmlSun, 07 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT2013-04-07T00:00:00DUBAI WORLD CUP: ANIMAL KINGDOM TAKES WORLD BY STORMPhotos of Animal Kingdomhttp://www.denalistud.com/check-out-animal-kingdom-in-dubai.htmlWed, 27 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT2013-03-27T00:00:00CHECK OUT ANIMAL KINGDOM IN DUBAIKentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom continues to progress well towards a return to the races. The...http://www.denalistud.com/animal-kingdom-training-for-return.htmlFri, 07 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMT2012-09-07T00:00:00ANIMAL KINGDOM TRAINING FOR RETURNTeam Valor International's champion Animal Kingdom (Leroidesanimaux {Brz}), winner of the 2011 GI Kentucky Derby, is progressing well towards an intended fall comeback.http://www.denalistud.com/animal-kingdom-progressing.htmlThu, 19 Jul 2012 00:00:00 GMT2012-07-19T00:00:00ANIMAL KINGDOM PROGRESSINGAnimal Kingdom, winner of last year’s Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), resumed galloping on June 21 at Fair Hill Training Center in Maryland as he moves toward another comeback.http://www.denalistud.com/denali-grad-animal-kingdom-resumes-training-at-fair-hill.htmlFri, 22 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMT2012-06-22T00:00:00DENALI GRAD, ANIMAL KINGDOM RESUMES TRAINING AT FAIR HILLTeam Valor International’s Animal Kingdom, who had originally been scheduled to make his 2012 debut in the Feb. 25 Tampa Bay Stakes (gr. IIIT)http://www.denalistud.com/animal-kingdom-entered-in-gulf-allowance.htmlWed, 15 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT2012-02-15T00:00:00ANIMAL KINGDOM ENTERED IN GULF ALLOWANCETeam Valor International’s Animal Kingdom, winner of last year’s Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), breezed five furlongs in 1:01.05 at Palm Meadows Feb. 8 in preparation for his 4-year-old debut in the Tampa Bay Stakes (gr. IIIT) on grass Feb. 25.http://www.denalistud.com/animal-kingdom-breezes-for-tampa-debut.htmlWed, 08 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT2012-02-08T00:00:00ANIMAL KINGDOM BREEZES FOR TAMPA DEBUTAfter ruling out an appearance at Gulfstream Park Feb. 11 in either the GI Donn H. or GI Gulfstream Park Turf H., officials at Team Valor have announced that their reigning GI Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdomhttp://www.denalistud.com/animal-kingdom-to-return-at-tampa.htmlThu, 02 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT2012-02-02T00:00:00ANIMAL KINGDOM TO RETURN AT TAMPANever before had the top two Eclipse Award vote getters in the 3-year-old male division been so much like the proverbial apples and oranges comparison, which made voting in 2011 so unique and difficult.http://www.denalistud.com/animal-kingdom-champion-3yo-born-and-raised-at-denali.htmlTue, 17 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT2012-01-17T00:00:00ANIMAL KINGDOM CHAMPION 3YO BORN & RAISED AT DENALIAs Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom resumes training for his four-year-old campaign next year, trainer Graham Motion hopes Eclipse Award voters don't forget about the colt's three-year-old season, which was cut short by an injury in the Belmont Stakes.http://www.denalistud.com/motion-dont-forget-about-animal-kingdom-in-eclipse-voting.htmlMon, 14 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT2011-11-14T00:00:00MOTION: DON'T FORGET ABOUT ANIMAL KINGDOM IN ECLIPSE VOTINGTeam Valor International’s G1 Kentucky Derby hero Animal Kingdom is ready to resume training after spending 60 days on the sidelines.http://www.denalistud.com/animal-kingdom-getting-ready-to-rumble.htmlSun, 04 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMT2011-09-04T00:00:00ANIMAL KINGDOM GETTING READY TO RUMBLEKentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Animal Kingdom had successful surgery to repair a hairline slab fracture, Team Valor International president Barry Irwin said in a statement July 7.http://www.denalistud.com/animal-kingdom-has-successful-surgery.htmlThu, 07 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT2011-07-07T00:00:00ANIMAL KINGDOM HAS SUCCESSFUL SURGERYAnimal Magnetism - Blood-Horse, May 14, 2011 Fit for a King - Thoroughbred Times, May 14,...http://www.denalistud.com/animal-kingdom-in-the-news.htmlTue, 28 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMT2011-06-28T00:00:00ANIMAL KINGDOM IN THE NEWSDenali foaled, raised and sold Animal Kingdom zipped a half-mile in :47.76 on the Belmont Park surface June 6 as the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner showed his readiness for...http://www.denalistud.com/animlal-kingdom-zips-over-belmont-surface.htmlMon, 06 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMT2011-06-06T00:00:00ANIMLAL KINGDOM ZIPS OVER BELMONT SURFACEBELMONT, N.Y. – Kentucky Derby winner and Preakness runner-up Animal Kingdom arrived at Belmont Park Sunday morning at approximately 7:30 a.m. in advance of a run in the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on Saturday, June 11.http://www.denalistud.com/denali-grad-animal-kingdom-arrives-at-belmont.htmlSun, 05 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMT2011-06-05T00:00:00DENALI GRAD ANIMAL KINGDOM ARRIVES AT BELMONTThe Top World Rankings are compiled by a panel of handicappers, the rankings are for the period beginning Dec. 1, 2010, through May 23, 2011.http://www.denalistud.com/denali-graduate-animal-kingdom-one-of-north-america’s-highest-rated-horses-on-world-rankings.htmlFri, 27 May 2011 00:00:00 GMT2011-05-27T00:00:00DENALI GRADUATE ANIMAL KINGDOM ONE OF NORTH AMERICA’S HIGHEST-RATED HORSES ON WORLD RANKINGSKentucky Derby (gr. I) winner and Preakness (gr. I) runner-up Animal Kingdom will run in the $1 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I) on Saturday, June 11, trainer Graham Motion said May 27.http://www.denalistud.com/animal-kingdom-confirmed-for-belmont-stakes.htmlFri, 27 May 2011 00:00:00 GMT2011-05-27T00:00:00ANIMAL KINGDOM CONFIRMED FOR BELMONT STAKESBoth horses could meet again in the Belmont Stakes on June 11.http://www.denalistud.com/animal-kingdom-shackleford-may-resume-rivalry-in-the-belmont-stakes.htmlTue, 24 May 2011 00:00:00 GMT2011-05-24T00:00:00ANIMAL KINGDOM, SHACKLEFORD MAY RESUME RIVALRY IN THE BELMONT STAKESNow among racing's royalty, Animal Kingdom has been calm, cool and collected since he was born reports Kathleen Irwin on NBC Sports.http://www.denalistud.com/denali-grad-animal-kingdom-is-the-preakness-favorite.htmlFri, 20 May 2011 00:00:00 GMT2011-05-20T00:00:00DENALI GRAD ANIMAL KINGDOM IS THE PREAKNESS FAVORITEWhen longshots such as Animal Kingdom win the Kentucky Derby, they are frequently viewed with skepticism in the Preakness Stakes — and for good reason. The congested fields and sometimes suicidal early pace at Churchill Downs can produce fluky results.http://www.denalistud.com/preakness-should-play-to-animal-kingdoms-strengths.htmlFri, 20 May 2011 00:00:00 GMT2011-05-20T00:00:00PREAKNESS SHOULD PLAY TO ANIMAL KINGDOM'S STRENGTHSTeam Valor International’s Animal Kingdom came from off the pace and roared down the stretch to win the 137th Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) by 2 3/4 lengths before a record crowd of 164,858 at Churchill Downs May 7.http://www.denalistud.com/denali-foaled-raised-and-sold.htmlSat, 07 May 2011 00:00:00 GMT2011-05-07T00:00:00DENALI FOALED, RAISED AND SOLDTeam Valor International’s Animal Kingdom, winner of the Vinery Racing Spiral S.-G3, was the voter’s 14th choice in the Thoroughbred Times Triple Crown poll which closed March 28 after its eighth week of voting.http://www.denalistud.com/denali-raised-and-sold-animal-kingdom-enters-triple-crown-trail.htmlTue, 29 Mar 2011 00:00:00 GMT2011-03-29T00:00:00DENALI RAISED AND SOLD ANIMAL KINGDOM ENTERS TRIPLE CROWN TRAILDenali client and celebrity chef Bobby Flay’s More Than Real opened up in the stretch, easily winning wins the $909,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IIT) over favored Winter Memories...http://www.denalistud.com/flays-filly-fillets-foes-in-bc-juvenile-test.htmlMon, 08 Nov 2010 00:00:00 GMT2010-11-08T00:00:00FLAY'S FILLY FILLETS FOES IN BC JUVENILE TESThttp://www.denalistud.com/animal-kingdom.htmlAnimal KingdomFri, 07 Jun 2013 11:47:07 GMTen-us