St. Nicholas Abbey, the New Sensation
There seems to be a new sensation in the horse racing industry, as he delivered breathtaking performance on the weekend, by taking home the Racing Post Trophy. His name is St. Nicholas Abbey, and everyone is looking at his juvenile performance with the greatest admiration. Trained by Aiden O’Brian, St. Nicholas Abbey is definitely showing potential and horse racing enthusiasts are now waiting in anticipation to hear if he will be running in the Stan James 2000 Guineas. It is hoped that this magnificent equine athlete will continue to dazzle spectators and horse racing fans.
St. Nicholas Abbey was most certainly not up against a contender field of pushovers on the weekend, as he entered the starting gates, and talented horses such as High Chaparral, Authorized and Motivator have all won this event on their way to racing glory. Ridden by Johnny Murtagh, St. Nicholas Abbey quickly managed to close the gap between him and the front runners. Taking the gap that was made available to them, Murtagh and St. Nicolas Abbey sprinted into the lead, and got away from under the contenders. Crossing the finish line more than three lengths in front of second place finisher, Elusive Pimpernel and Al Zir in third position, St. Nicholas Abbey won in spectacular style.
Speaking to co-owner Tabor, he expressed his excitement over St. Nicholas Abbey’s victory and future, saying: “Over the years we have seen examples of two-year-old form not translating to three, but with Aidan O’Brien at the helm, I think we’ll have every chance of seeing this colt realize his potential.” Tabor seems confident that St. Nicholas Abbey can take on the competition of the 2000 Guineas although no-one had confirmed his participation. Only after discussions will a decision be taken, but no matter where his next start will be, he will definitely draw spectators and enthusiasts to the event. St. Nicholas Abbey has shown the horse racing industry what he is capable of, and with his link to the legendary Sea The Stars, everyone is anxious to see if he will follow in his footsteps.