- Having failed at stud, George Washington (Danehill) returns to the racetrack on opening day at the Royal Ascot meeting. His last start was his sixth place finish in the Breeders Cup Classic; prior to that, he won the Group I 2000 Guineas-G1(ENG) and Queen Elizabeth II Stakes.
'I think he's been back about three months, something along those lines, he behaves very well back among the rest, but it was about a month before we introduced him back in to the main string,' said [Aidan] O'Brien.His temperament was a problem at two and three, and he'll no doubt be tested by the usual kind of taunting a colt hears from the other horses when he fails at stud.
'He's good and at the moment we are very happy. So far he hasn't shown any signs of temperament."
'He's good. We think he has matured, we've been very happy with him and he is behaving very well.'[RTE Sport]
"Hey, Georgia Washington, what happened?"Locker room humor can be very cruel.
"Look who's back. It's Martha!"
"Hey George, why are you carrying all that extra baggage around if you're not going to use it?"