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  • Rite Of Passage

  • Age: 10 (Foaled March 29th, 2004)
  • Sex: Chestnut Gelding
  • Breeding: Giant's Causeway - Dahlia's Krissy (Kris S)
  • Trainer: D K Weld
  • Owner: Dr R Lambe

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Rite of Passage is under consideration for the Prix du Cadran

October 1st, 2013

Talented stayer Rite Of Passage could make his seasonal reappearance in Sunday's Prix du Cadran at Longchamp.

Passage work pleases Dermot Weld after racing at Gowran Park

September 22nd, 2013

Dermot Weld declared himself pleased with Rite Of Passage following a piece of work after racing at Gowran.

Rite Of Passage lined up for Longchamp

August 29th, 2013

Trainer Dermot Weld has nominated the Prix du Cadran at Longchamp as the likely comeback target for Rite Of Passage.

Rite Of Passage failed to work after racing at the Curragh

June 9th, 2013

Trainer Dermot Weld abandoned plans to work Rite Of Passage after racing at the Curragh on Sunday.

Rite Of Passage to reappear at Leopardstown on Friday

June 3rd, 2013

Rite Of Passage is on course to make his seasonal debut in the Seamus & Rosemary McGrath Memorial Saval Beg Stakes at Leopardstown on Friday.

Rite Of Passage is in line to make his return to action in the Saval Beg Stakes at Leopardstown on Friday evening.

June 3rd, 2013

Rite Of Passage is in line to make an eagerly-awaited return to action in the Seamus & Rosemary McGrath Memorial Saval Beg Stakes at Leopardstown on Friday evening.

Gold run Rite for Weld

October 21st, 2012

The Ascot Gold Cup remains Rite Of Passage's principal objective but Dermot Weld hasn't ruled out a return to hurdling for the eight year old.

Rite Of Passage lands the Cup

October 20th, 2012

Rite Of Passage defied a 510 day absence to win the QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup at Ascot.

Cup winners in Ascot battle

October 18th, 2012

Three previous Ascot Gold Cup winners will take each other on in Saturday's Qipco British Champions Long Distance Cup.

Rite on track for Ascot

January 1st, 2012

Dermot Weld reports Rite Of Passage to be in good form and on target ahead of his bid to reclaim the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot.

No defence for Passage

June 10th, 2011

Rite Of Passage won't defend his title in the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot after being taken out of the race at the six-day stage.

Beg Rite for Passage

May 27th, 2011

Pat Smullen is looking forward to resuming his partnership with Ascot Gold Cup hero Rite Of Passage in the Saval Beg Stake on Sunday.

Fame heads Beg entries

May 24th, 2011

Fame And Glory and Rite Of Passage head 12 entries for Sunday's Seamus & Rosemary McGrath Memorial Saval Beg Stakes.

Saval start for Passage

May 22nd, 2011

Rite Of Passage will begin his build-up to the Ascot Gold Cup in the Saval Beg Stakes at Leopardstown on May 29.

Unaccompanied delights Weld

March 20th, 2011

Dermot Weld outlines future running plans for Rite Of Passage and his gallant Triumph Hurdle runner-up Unaccompanied.

Weld plans Rite route

December 30th, 2010

Irish trainer Dermot Weld is likely to decide on a 2011 programme for his Ascot Gold Cup winner Rite Of Passage in the next two weeks.

Passage set for the Flat

November 22nd, 2010

Dermot Weld admits it's unlikely his Royal Ascot hero Rite Of Passage will be campaigned over hurdles during the 2010-11 season.

Passage Plunders Gold Cup

June 17th, 2010

Rite Of Passage won the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot for Dermot Weld and Pat Smullen.

Rite Of Passage Shines Again

February 17th, 2010

Rite Of Passage was an impressive winner of the Book Your Festival Tickets Hurdle at Punchestown.