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Animal Kingdom Works Ahead of Ascot

May 28, 2013

The Graham Motion-trained Animal Kingdom (Leroidesanimaux) will be partnered by jockey John Velazquez in a piece of a work this week ahead of his Queen Anne Stakes (Gr 1, 1m) start at Royal Ascot.

Animal Kingdom, who will stand at Arrowfield this season, is currently at the yard of David Lanigan inLambourn, England. “Everything seems really good,” said Barry Irwin, founder member of breeders Team Valor who co-own the horse along with Arrow­eld Stud and Sheikh Mohammed. “ The trainer is happy with him and he is going to go for a big workout this week with our jockey. He is flying over to ride him on Wednesday.”