This article was originally written for the Irish Racing Yearbook 2021 after Princess Zoe's fantastic exploits from Galway to Paris in the summer and autumn of 2020. Since then she has added to her impressive record with a 2nd in the Group 1 Gold Cup at Royal Ascot, beaten by the Longines World's Best Racehorse Champion Stayer 2022 Subjectivist. The race was run on good to firm ground and it began to dispel the myth that she would need plenty of give in the ground.
In 2020 Ian Gaughran caught up with Paddy Kehoe and Tony Mullins to get the inside scoop on one of the most amazing stories of that racing year. The story could reach fairytale status as Princess Zoe goes for gold in the $2.5 million Longines Red Sea Turf Handicap in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the most valuable fixture in global racing.
Discover where it all began via the PDF below.