Racing

Redoute's Choice achieves his third Australian sires' championship

Filed on 1 Aug 2014 @ 09:22

Australia, 1 August 2014

Father and son first and second as Snitzel takes runner up spot

Redoute’s Choice (Danehill) is Australia's champion sire for the third time after siring 96 winners and Australian earnings of more than $10.2 million headed by 10 stakeswinners, headed by three-time Group One winner Lankan Rupee.

Missunited sees off all comes in the Lillie Langtry Stakes

Filed on 31 Jul 2014 @ 14:55

The Group Three Lillie Langtry Stakes at Goodwood on Thursday saw a gutsy effort from Michael Winters' star mare Missunited (Golan) who fought off persistent challenges from Arabian Comet and Waila, passing the post half a length to the good.

Cavalryman lifts the Goodwood Cup

Filed on 31 Jul 2014 @ 14:51

Bin Suroor targeting the Melbourne Cup with Halling entire

Godolphin had a 1-2 in the Group Two Goodwood Cup on Thursday as Cavalryman (Halling) powered clear, seeing off the attentions of stablemate Ahzeemah to continue his fine eight year old season.

Be My Gal wins Deauville's opening Group race

Filed on 31 Jul 2014 @ 14:28

25th stakes winner of the season for Galileo

The Group Three Prix de Psyche on Thursday was the first Group race of the summer at Deauville and was won by the Roger Charlton-trained Be My Gal (Galileo), who stepped up to 10f with aplomb, pouncing from second place under Frankie Dettori to take the lead with a quarter mile to go, having plenty in hand to see off the late flourish of Anahita by a length and a half.

Ivawood stretches clear in the Richmond Stakes

Filed on 31 Jul 2014 @ 13:43

Prix Morny on the agenda for speedy son of Zebedee

The Group Two Qatar Bloodstock Richmond Stakes at Goodwood on Thursday saw the Richard Hannon-trained Ivawood (Zebedee) extend his unbeaten record to three when justifying odds-on favouritism to stretch easily clear of his rivals, shrugging off a 3lb penalty to beat Louie de Palma by four and a half lengths.

Highland Reel registers bloodless Vintage Stakes win

Filed on 30 Jul 2014 @ 15:15

Galileo colt recives 12-1 quotes for the Derby after Goodwood Group Two win

The Aidan O'Brien-trained Highland Reel (Galileo) ran out a comfortable winner of the Group Two Vintage Stakes at Goodwood on Wednesday, travelling easily under Joseph O'Brien before quickening to the lead, staying on strongly to keep the running-on Tupi at bay by two and a quarter lengths.

Explosive turn of foot takes Kingman to dominant Sussex Stakes victory

Filed on 30 Jul 2014 @ 14:55

Odds-on favourite surges past Toronado at Goodwood

The John Gosden-trained Kingman (Invincible Spirit) was mighty impressive in winning the Group One Qipco Sussex Stakes at Goodwood on Wednesday, showing an explosive trun of foot off a muddling pace to surge past last year's winner Toronado, passing the post a length to the good. The time of 1.41.75 was five seconds slower than standard and reflective of a tactical race and early steady pace.

If truth be known, he would have won the July Cup

Gosden said: "I thought they would go a decent pace because they know he [Kingman] has a turn of foot, but I could see Aidan [O'Brien, trainer of third-placed Darwin] playing the same game. It was as if they were saying, 'we know he'll come from last to first, and if we can nick two lengths it will take a lot of getting back'.

"Actually he has the class to do it under hands and heels. It reminds me of the fact I had him in the July Cup, and if truth be known he would have won it. I'm not just being loud-mouthed when I say that because I feel it's a statement of fact. I ran a lovely old horse called Gregorian who was third, but unlucky not to be second - he was shut off and had to switch - and I wouldn't put them in the same bit of work.

Snow Sky battles to Gordon Stakes success

Filed on 30 Jul 2014 @ 14:38

Great Voltigeur under consideration for son of Nayef

Snow Sky was given a quote of 12/1 for Ladbrokes St Leger by the sponsor following his narrow victory in the Group Three Neptune Investment Management Gordon Stakes at Goodwood on Thursday, where he battled on well to take the spoils. He was produced to lead by James Doyle approaching the final furlong but had to resist the challenges of Windshear and the front-running Somewhat as the winning post loomed. The winning margin was a neck, with a head back to the third.

Warwick racecourse to become jumps-only

Filed on 30 Jul 2014 @ 14:29

Warwick racecourse will stage only jumps fixtures from 2015 onwards, Jockey Club Racecourses has announced. The midlands track will host 17 jumps meetings in a plan that aims for it to be regarded as one of the leading small National Hunt courses in the next five years.

Es Que Love pounces in the Lennox Stakes

Filed on 29 Jul 2014 @ 15:41

Toormore's run of 2014 defeats continues at Goodwood

Trainer Clive Cox is hopeful that Es Que Love (Clodovil) could have a productive second half to 2014 after the five-year-old got up by a neck to defeat last season's champion juvenile Toormore in the Group Two bet365 Lennox Stakes at Glorious Goodwood on Tuesday.

Cotai Glory speeds to Molecomb victory

Filed on 29 Jul 2014 @ 14:54

Flying Childers under consideration for Exceed And Excel colt

Trainer Charlie Hills celebrated his first Glorious Goodwood winner when Cotai Glory broke the two-year-old course record in the Group Three bet365 Molecomb Stakes at Goodwood on Tuesday. The son of Exceed And Excel held on gamely inside the final furlong to repel the challenge of the Kevin Ryan-trained Fast Act by a half-length, with Beacon, sent off the 10/11 favourite, a head further back in third.

Bayern makes all to win the Haskell by seven lengths

Filed on 28 Jul 2014 @ 07:44

Monmouth Park, 28 July 2014

In an outstanding wire-to-wire effort devoid of drama Bayern (Offlee Wild) gave trainer Bob Baffert his seventh victory in the Grade One William Hill Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park Sunday, running off to a seven and a quarter-length score.

German Guineas winner Lucky Lion bests Noble Mission at Munich

Filed on 28 Jul 2014 @ 07:37

This season's Mehl Mulhens-Rennen (German 2000 Guineas) winner Lucky Lion (High Chaparral) got the better of Lady Cecil's Noble Mission to win the Group One Grosser Dallmayr-Preis - Bayerisches Zuchtrennen over 10f at Munich on Sunday. The High Chaparral colt came into this off the back of a distant second to German Derby winner Sea The Moon last time.

Wicked Strong back to winning ways in the Jim Dandy

Filed on 27 Jul 2014 @ 09:11

Saratoga, 27 September 2014

Wood Memorial winner back to winning ways at Saratoga

Seven weeks after finishing behind Tonalist in the Belmont Stakes, Wicked Strong (Hard Spun) turned away a challenge from the Grade One winner down the stretch and spurted away to win the 51st renewal of the Grade Two Jim Dandy on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.

Magnificent Taghrooda storms clear in the King George

Filed on 26 Jul 2014 @ 15:41

Yorkshire Oaks and Arc potential target for daughter of Sea The Stars

Oaks winner Taghrooda (Sea The Stars) was an impressive winner of the Group One King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot on Saturday, beating the duelling Telescope and Mukhadram by a clear three lengths under Paul Hanagan.

Heavy Metal returns to form in the International

Filed on 26 Jul 2014 @ 15:38

The Mark Johsnton-trained Heavy Metal (Exceed And Excel) won the Group Two Richmond Stakes at Glorious Goodwood in 2012 but went winless as a three year old last season, before regaining the winning thread this season. He looks to be getting back to his best judged on his victory in the Longines International Handicap at Ascot on Saturday.

Sheikhzayedroad grabs the spoils in the York Stakes

Filed on 26 Jul 2014 @ 15:28

The David Simcock-trained Sheikhzayedroad (Dubawi) came with a late thrust to grab the spoils in the Group Two Sky Bet York Stakes on Saturday, getting up to beat Secret Gesture and Windhoek. Secret Gesture had cut out the early running before being headed by Windhoek, and rallied well to regain second in the final furlong.

Osaila outstays rivals in the Princess Margaret stakes

Filed on 26 Jul 2014 @ 15:24

Danehill Dancer filly earns Classic quotes after Ascot win

Connections are hoping that Osaila (Danehill Dancer) could develop into a Classic contender for next year after the filly showed her rivals a clean pair of heels to land the Group Three Princess Margaret Juddmonte Stakes at Ascot on Saturday by two lengths in the colours of Al Shaqab Racing, easing to the front just over a furlong out, having been slightly outpaced in the early stages.

Kodi Bear gives Kodiac another juvenile stakes winner

Filed on 26 Jul 2014 @ 15:15

Coventry Stakes winner lands the Winkfield Stakes

Trainer Clive Cox had such faith in two-year-old Kodi Bear he shunned the logical route of targeting a maiden prize and won the Listed Winkfield Stakes at Ascot on Saturday - a race won in 2012 by Toronado - instead. Kodi Bear ran out the comfortable length and a half winner of the race to give his sire Kodiac his third juvenile stakes winner of the campaign.

Euro Charlene has Beverly D target after Ascot Listed win

Filed on 25 Jul 2014 @ 16:33

The Marco Botti-trained Euro Charline (Myboycharlie) has been racing well in Group company this season and took advantage of the drop to Listed level to win the Woodcote Stud Valiant Stakes at Ascot on Friday, staying on best to beat Kiyoshi by a length and a half.

Gold Cup winner See More Business dies at 24

Filed on 25 Jul 2014 @ 09:34

See More Business, the winner of the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 1999 and the first major winner for trainer Paul Nicholls when winning the King George in 1997, has died at the age of 24.

He spent most of his career under the ownership of Nicholls' landlord Paul Barber and close friend John Keighley and won 18 of his 36 starts under Rules, including the Cheltenham Gold Cup, the King George VI Chase at Kempton twice and successive renewals of the Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby.

Gleneagles has National option after Tyros victory

Filed on 25 Jul 2014 @ 07:52

Brother to Irish Guineas winner Marvellous takes Group Three honours

The Group Three Japanese Racing Authority Tyros Stakes at Leopardstown on Thursday attracted just three runners, and it was the Aidan O'Brien-trained Gleneagles (Galileo) that came out on top, making a move from the rear a furlong and a half out and running on well to beat Tombelaine. Convergence was a close third, having beaten the winner on his debut in June.

Jack Naylor takes G3 honours for Champs Elysees

Filed on 25 Jul 2014 @ 07:47

The Jessica Harrington-trained Jack Naylor (Champs Elysees) won the Group Three Jockey Club Of Turkey Silver Flash Stakes at the Curragh on Thursday, coming with a powerful late run under Fran Berry to regiser a 14-1 win ahead of the running-on Agnes Stewart.

Brother to Parish Hall sees off JFK at Leopardstown

Filed on 25 Jul 2014 @ 07:43

The Jim Bolger-trained Hall Of Fame (Teofilo) a full brother to Dewhurst winner Parish Hall, was an impressive winner of the Frank Conroy EBF Maiden at Leopardstown on Thursday, where he beat Ballydoyle's well-touted John F Kennedy into second.

Moyglare possible for Alonsoa after Sandown Listed win

Filed on 25 Jul 2014 @ 07:39

Henry Candy's good run of form continued at Sandown on Thursday as Alonsoa (Raven's Pass) won the Listed Irish Champions Weekend EBF Stallions Star Stakes at Sandown, taking command a furlong out and running on strongly to pass the line three-quarters of a length ahead of Pack Together.