Racing

Queen's Jewel and Solow give Wertheimers Longchamp Group One double

Filed on 24 May 2015 @ 14:40

The Wertheimer brothers, trainer Freddy Head and jockey Maxime Guyon teamed up for a memorable double at Longchamp on Sunday, with Queens Jewel (Pivotal) retaining her unbeaten record when winning the Group One Coolmore Prix Saint-Alary half an hour before Solow (Singspiel) was a wide margin winner of the Group One Prix d'Ispahan.

Curvy sees off Canaletto in the Gallinule

Filed on 24 May 2015 @ 14:11

Ribblesdale the target for Galileo filly

The Group Three Gallinule Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday saw Ballydoyle's even money favourite Giovanni Canaletto suffer a reverse at the hands of David Wachman's Curvy (Galileo).

Deep Imapct's Mikki Queen wins the Japanese Oaks

Filed on 24 May 2015 @ 14:00

Japan, 24 May 2015

Third favorite Mikki Queen (Deep Impact) with jockey Suguru Hamanaka on board displayed a furious stretch drive to capture this year’s Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks) and marked her first graded triumph in her fifth career-start.

Gleneagles completes Classic double in the Irish 2,000 Guineas

Filed on 24 May 2015 @ 08:38

Galileo colt labours in yielding ground

The Aidan O'Brien-trained Gleneagles (Galileo) completed a Classic double at the Curragh on Saturday when adding the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas to his victory in the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket earlier this month.

Pearl Secret powers to Temple Stakes victory

Filed on 24 May 2015 @ 08:30

The David Barron-trained Pearl Secret (Compton Place) registered the first Group race victory of his career when winning the Group Two betfred.com Temple Stakes at Haydock, a race in which he was second to Hot Streak last year. The six-year-old took command from Goldream and Take Cover but had to hold on to deny the late thrust from Jack Dexter.

Mustajeebquickens to Greenlands victory

Filed on 24 May 2015 @ 08:25

Son of Nayef passes sprint test with flying colours

The Dermot Weld-trained Mustajeeb (Nayef) looks a force to be reckoned with in top sprintes this year after he beat Sole Power to win a strong renewal of the Group Two Weatherbys Ireland Greenlands Stakes at the Curragh on Saturday.

I just have two horses by Nayef. He is one and the other is Forgotten Rules, who is favourite for the Gold Cup!

The winner of the Jersey Stakes last season, the son of Nayef picked up well to hit the front, and was always holding Maarek in second.

Winning rider Pat Smullen said: "He could be a very, very good sprinter this year, he has so much pace. I've thought for a long time he was a sprinter, he's been showing so much pace.

"Back to this trip I think he's got a proper career ahead of him this year as a sprinter."

Teofilo's Round Two trounces Marble Hill rivals

Filed on 24 May 2015 @ 08:22

Bolger homebred heads to the Coventry Stakes

The Jim Bolger-trained Round Two (Teofilo) remained unbeaten when impressively on Saturday winning the Listed Marble Hill Stakes at the Curragh. Making his second start after a debut triumph at Naas less than a fortnight ago, he was always going well and only had to be nudged out to record a two length triumph. He will likely next head to Royal Ascot for the G2 Coventry Stakes.

Storm The Stars makes all in the Cocked Hat Stakes

Filed on 23 May 2015 @ 09:00

Sea The Stars colt could be aimed at the St Leger

The William Haggas-trained Storm The Stars (Sea The Stars) made virtually all the running under Pat Cosgrave to win the Listed Casco EBF Stallions Cocked Hat Stakes at Goodwood on Friday, seeing off Godolphin's Best Of Times by a length and a half.

Dubawi's Lady Of Dubai impresses in the Height Of Fashion

Filed on 21 May 2015 @ 16:27

Goodwood winner could head to the Oaks after Listed win

The Luca Cumani-trained Lady Of Dubai (Dubawi) could head to the Oaks at Epsom in a fortnight after an impressive victory in the Listed Bibendum Height Of Fashion Stakes at Goodwood on Thursday, where she quickened smartly clear of her rivals, passing the post three and a quarter lengths clear of Encore L'Amour. Jellicle Ball was third.

Jack Hobbs to race in the colours of Godolphin

Filed on 21 May 2015 @ 07:08

Godolphin have bought into the partnership that owns Dante Stakes runner-up Jack Hobbs, and the son of Halling will now race in the royal blue colours of Sheikh Mohammed's operation. He will remain in training with John Gosden at Newmarket.

American Pharoah to stand at Coolmore on retirement

Filed on 21 May 2015 @ 07:05

Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner American Pharoah will stand at Coolmore's Ashford Stud in Kentucky when he retires from racing.

The son of Pioneerof The Nile is owned by Zayat Stables and they have confirmed Ashford have acquired the breeding rights of the colt.

Legatissimo heads 25 remaining in the Oaks

Filed on 21 May 2015 @ 07:02

There are 25 three-year-old fillies going forward for the Investec Oaks on Friday 5 June 2015, headed by Legatissimo (David Wachman IRE), who is the 7/2 favourite with Coral. The daughter of Danehill Dancer landed the the QIPCO 1000 Guineas over a mile at Newmarket on May 3, and looks set to try and become the 48th filly to complete the Newmarket/Epsom Downs Classic double.

Gleneagles heads Irish 2,000 Guineas entries

Filed on 20 May 2015 @ 07:52

Strong entry for the Tattersalls Gold Cup on Curragh Classic weekend

Aidan O’Brien’s Gleneagles will bid to become the fourth horse this century to complete the English and Irish 2,000 Guineas double in Saturday’s Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas.

Don Cossack highest rated jumps horse of the season

Filed on 20 May 2015 @ 07:47

Faugheen the top-rated hurdler of 2014-15

Don Cossack has been announced as the highest rated Jumps horse of the 2014/15 season. The Gordon Elliot-trained Chaser achieved a rating of 175 in two categories, both the 3-mile-plus Chasing division for his impressive success in the Bibby Financial Services Ireland Punchestown Gold Cup, and the 2 ½-mile Chasing division for his rout of the field in the Betfred Melling Chase at Aintree. This resulted in Don Cossack being named Classification Champion in both categories.

Unbeaten Goldstream wins the Italian derby

Filed on 18 May 2015 @ 07:03

Guineas-winning filly Sound Of Freedom takes second

Trainer Stefano Botti saddled the first three in Sunday's Group Two Derby Italiano at Rome, with the unbeaten Martino Alonso colt Goldstream (Martino Alonso) progressing from his impressive victory in the Listed Premio Botticelli this spring to come out on top.

Sea The Stars' Quasillo impresses in the Bavarian Classic

Filed on 18 May 2015 @ 06:59

German Derby the aim for unbeaten colt

The Andreas Wohler-trained Quasillo (Sea The Stars) made it two wins from two starts when surging clear to register an emphatic victory in the Group Three Bavarian Classic at Hannover on Sunday.

Forgotten Rules heads to Ascot with unbeaten record intact

Filed on 18 May 2015 @ 06:55

The Dermot Weld-trained Forgotten Rules (Nayef) maintained his unbeaten record when winning the Group Three Coolmore Vintage Crop Stakes at Navan on Sunday, solidfying his position at the head of the Gold Cup market when beating Jom Bolger's Answered on his first start for 211 days.

Dan Excel repeats in the Singapore Cup

Filed on 18 May 2015 @ 06:50

Singapore, 17 May 2015

Son of Shamardal could head to the Sussex Stakes

The John Moore-trained Dan Excel (Shamardal) stole a march on his rivals to snare the Group One Singapore Airlines International Cup (2000m) for the second consecutive year at Kranji on Sunday.

American Pharoah romps home in the Preakness Stakes

Filed on 17 May 2015 @ 07:47

Pimlico, 17 May 2015

Son of Pioneerof The Nile to bid for the Triple Crown at Belmont

Zayat Stables’ American Pharoah (Pioneerof The Nile) romped over the sloppy track at Pimlico Race Course to register a seven-length victory in Saturday’s 140th Preakness Stakes (G1), earning an opportunity to make a bid for a Triple Crown sweep in three weeks' time.

Night Of Thunder wins the Lockinge

Filed on 16 May 2015 @ 16:30

James Doyle delivers a Group One winner for Godolphin

Last season's 2000 Guineas winner Night Of Thunder (Dubawi) registered his first win since his Classic triumph over Kingman when running out an impressive winner of the Group One Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes at Newbury on Saturday, beating his stablemate Toormore. Arod was third, on his drop down to a mile from a middle distance campaign last year.

Telescope heads Newbury five-timer for Ryan Moore

Filed on 16 May 2015 @ 16:23

Last year's Hardwicke winner Telescope (Galileo) returned to winning ways at Newbury on Saturday when cantering to a six lengths victory in the Listed Aston Park Stakes. The win was one of five on the card for jockey Ryan Moore.

Tupi lowers Newmarket track record in the Charles II Stakes

Filed on 16 May 2015 @ 16:20

The Richard Hannon-trained Tupi (Tamayuz) won the Listed King Charles II Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday in track reocrd time, giving 19 year old rider Cam Hardie the biggest winner of his career to date.

Sperry shows classy turn of foot for York Listed win

Filed on 15 May 2015 @ 15:09

The John Gosden-trained Sperry (Shamardal) showed more than a hint of class when quickening to an impressive victory in the Listed Longines Irish Champions Weekend Fillies' Stakes (Registered As The Michael Seely Memorial Stakes) over a mile at York on Friday.

Snow Sky outduels Brown Panther in the Yorkshire Cup

Filed on 15 May 2015 @ 14:25

Melbourne Cup possible for son of Nayef

The Group Two Yorkshire Cup at York on Tuesday was won by the Sir Michael Stoute-trained Snow Sky (Nayef), but the four year old had to dig deep to repel the persistent challenge from seven year old Brown Panther, who was beaten just quarter of a length, despite carrying a 5lb penalty.

Delizia pulls clear in the Marygate Stakes

Filed on 15 May 2015 @ 13:38

Dark Angel filly unlikely to run in the Queen Mary

The Mark Johnston-trained Delizia (Dark Angel) won the Listed Marygate Fillies' Stakes at York on Friday, pulling takingly clear of her rivals under Silvestre de Souza to beat Silk Bow by a length and a half.