Racing

Dubawi colt tops Arqana October opener at €350,000

Filed on 21 Oct 2014 @ 08:04

Average rises 16%, though clearance rate drops from last year

The Arqana October Yearling Sale got underway at Deauville on Monday with solid results and a sustained activity from both French and international buyers. Overall, 129 yearlings changed hands for an average price of €65,838, an increase of nearly 16% compared to last year on the same day, while the median was €57,000 compared to €42,000 in 2013. The turnover reached €8,559,000, a record figure for Part 1 of the October Sale, which witnessed an increase of 12% compared to last year. Demand proved particularly strong for top end of the market profiles and 21 yearlings were knocked down for €100,000 more compared to 16 last year, a phenomenon which reflects the high selectivity of the market.

Hillstar strides clear in the Canadian International

Filed on 20 Oct 2014 @ 07:03

Woodbine, 20 October 2014

Emphatic win for son of Danehill Dancer after Brown Panther scratched

Sir Evelyn De Rothschild’s Hillstar (Danehill Dancer), brilliantly ridden by champion jockey Ryan Moore, collared the leaders turning for home and went on to post a three-quarters of a length win over Big Blue Kitten in the Grade One Pattison Canadian International Sunday at Woodbine.

Just The Judge holds on in the E.P. Taylor Stakes

Filed on 20 Oct 2014 @ 06:59

Lawman filly wins Woodbine Grade One

The Charlie Hills-trained Just The Judge (Lawman), with Jamie Spencer aboard, held off Odeliz in deep stretch to win the Grade One E.P. Taylor Stakes, part of the Pattison Canadian International card Sunday at Woodbine.

Caspar Netscher returns to winning ways in the G2 Nearctic

Filed on 20 Oct 2014 @ 06:57

Woodbine, 20 October 2014

Caspar Netscher (Dutch Art), with jockey Andrew Mullen aboard for the first time, came flying between horses late to win the Grade Two Nearctic Stakes, Sunday at Woodbine.

The New One makes winning return at Kempton

Filed on 20 Oct 2014 @ 06:48

The Nigel Twiston-Davies-trained The New One made a winning return to action when winning the williamhill.com Hurdle at Kempton on Sunday, travelling strongly before blundering slightly at the final flight. He picked up well from there though, and pulled two and a quarter lengths clear Hint Of Mint.

Dylan Mouth gets his Group One in the Gran Premio del Jockey Club

Filed on 20 Oct 2014 @ 06:40

Japan Cup the likely target after Dylan Thomas colt sees off his elders

This season's Italian Derby winner Dylan Mouth (Dylan Thomas) won at the highest level for the first time at Milan on Sunday when winning the Group One Gran Premio del Jockey Club. The son of Dylan Thomas has now won seven of his eight starts, with his sole defeat comingw hen well beaten in the King Edward VII at Royal Ascot in June.

Siyouni registers his fourth stakes winner

Filed on 20 Oct 2014 @ 06:36

Bourree wins the Preis der Winterkonigin

The Aga Khan's freshman sire Siyouni registered his fourth stakes winner - three of them Group winners - when the Andreas Lowe-trained Bo

Deep Impact's Shonan Pandora wins the G1 Shuka Sho

Filed on 20 Oct 2014 @ 06:30

Japan, 20 October 2014

Third pick Shonan Pandora (Deep Impact) demonstrated a convincing drive down the Kyoto stretch in record time to capture the final leg of the Triple Crown for fillies, and scored her first grade-race victory with a Grade One win. The Deep Impact filly had notched the ticket to the Shuka Sho by her runner-up effort in the trial Shion Stakes after failing to meet the required conditions in earnings to start in the spring classics.

Noble Mission makes all to win the Champion Stakes

Filed on 18 Oct 2014 @ 15:29

Frankel's brother fights off Al Kazeem in Ascot showpiece

The Group One Champion Stakes at Ascot on Saturday saw a thrilling battle through the final furlong between Frankel's brother Noble Mission (Galileo), who had set the pace throughout, fighting off the strong and persistent challenge from Al Kazeem (Dubawi), who showed he has returned to his best on the racetrack after a failing in his stud career.

Charm Spirit lands his third Group One in the QEII Stakes

Filed on 18 Oct 2014 @ 15:00

Son of Invincible Spirit retired to Tweenhills Stud after Ascot Group One win

The Freddie Head-trained Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit) registered his third Group One win of the season when taking command of the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot on Saturday, taking the lead a furlong out under Olivier Peslier and always having the race under control from there.

Madame Chiang gives Archipenko his first Group One winner

Filed on 18 Oct 2014 @ 14:11

Musidora winner beats Silk Sari as Chicquita throws away chance

Kirsten Rausing's lightly-raced homebred Madame Chaing (Archipenko) gave her Lanwades sire Archipenko his first Group One winner when running out an emphatic winner of the Group One British Champions Fillies and Mares Stakes at Ascot on Saturday on her preferred soft going.

Gordon Lord Byron powers to British Champions Sprint victory

Filed on 18 Oct 2014 @ 13:39

Globetrotting son of Byron squeezes through to collar Tropics and Jack Dexter

The Tom Hogan-trained Gordon Lord Byron (Byron) ran out a spectacular winner of the Group Two British Champions Sprint at Ascot on Saturday, travelling strongly before surging through a gap that opened between the pacesetting Tropics and Jack Dexter, powering a length and a quarter clear in the following six strides.

Forgotten Rules asserts in the Long Distance Cup

Filed on 18 Oct 2014 @ 13:24

Son of Nayef wins Ascot Group Two on just his third career start

The Dermot Weld-trained four-year-old Forgotten Rules (Nayef) is unbeaten in three starts after running out the emphatic winner of the Group Two QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup at Ascot on Saturday, travelling strongly under Pat Smullen before asserting in the straight.

Japanese raider Admire Rakti lands the Caulfield Cup

Filed on 18 Oct 2014 @ 09:31

Australia, 18 October 2014

Japanese raider Admire Rakti (Heart's Cry) won the Group One on Sunday, racing three wide under Zac Purton and swooping late to collar Rising Romance in the shadow of the post, getting up to win by a long neck. Favourite Lucia Valentina was a half-neck away third.

Belardo gives Lope De Vega juvenile Group double with Dewhurst victory

Filed on 17 Oct 2014 @ 15:02

First Group One winner for Lope De Vega

The Roger Varian-trained Belardo (Lope De Vega), the winner of the Listed Washington Singer Stakes at Newbury in August, outclassed his rivals in a soft ground Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket on Friday, forcing his way through a gap under Andrea Azteni before bounding clear to beat Kodi Bear by two lengths.

Together Forever sees off Fillies' Mile rivals

Filed on 17 Oct 2014 @ 14:42

Group One win for Galileo filly

The Aidan O'Brien-trained Together Forever (Galileo) won the Group One Dubai Fillies' Mile at Newmarket on Friday, grabbing the lead in a steadily run race from Marsh Hawk and keeping her rivals at bay, seeing off Jim Bolger's Lucida and then holding off the late challenges of Agnes Stewart and Winters Moon.

Charming Thought outbattles Ivawood in the Middle Park

Filed on 17 Oct 2014 @ 14:30

Oasis Dream colt gives Appleby his first domestic Group One winner

The Charlie Appleby-trained Charming Thought (Oasis Dream) outbattled July Stakes and Richmond Stakes winner Ivawood in the final furlong to win the Group One vision.are Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket on Friday, getting up in a photograph under William Buick. Gimcrack Stakes winner Muhaarar was third ahead of £1.3m colt Cappella Sansevero in fourth.

Royal Razalma wins the Cornwallis for Portman

Filed on 17 Oct 2014 @ 14:01

Fourth stakes winner for Lope De Vega

The Jonathan Portman-trained Royal Razalma (Lope De Vega) won the Group Three Dubai Cornwallis Stakes at Newmarket on Friday, quickening to the lead under Richard Kingscote, seeing off Strath Burn by a length and a half. Swedish raider Volatile was third, and Squats was fourth, having been checked in his run by the winner drifting to the rail inside the final furlong.

Cacique colt sets Book 3 record at 100,000 gns

Filed on 17 Oct 2014 @ 07:41

Book 3 opens with average of 20,500 gns and 88% clearance rate

Book 3 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale got started with a flourish on Thursday with 17 lots selling for 50,000 guineas or more and the six-figure barrier broken for the first time at the sale. A total of 269 lots were sold for 5,516,250 guineas at an average of 20,507 guineas and a median of 16,000 guineas. The clearance on the opening day was 88%. A direct comparison with last year's opening session is not possible as last year's sale was held over three sessions, rather than two this year.

Maxime Guyon to ride for the Wertheimers

Filed on 17 Oct 2014 @ 07:35

French rider Maxime Guyon has been appointed as retained rider for the Wertheimer brothers from next season. Guyon has been a mainstay for trainer Andre Fabre in the last few seasons, and piloted Miss France to her 1000 Guineas success at Newmarket in May.

Poet's Voice colt shatters October Book 2 record

Filed on 16 Oct 2014 @ 15:54

Average and median rise 36% and 35% respectively

Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale concluded on Wednesday with a new sale record price of 525,000 guineas as well as records for turnover, average and median. The final session saw a total of 217 lots sold for 13,730,500 guineas, at an average of 63,274 guineas and a median of 48,000 guineas. This took the three-day totals to 660 lots sold for 42,555,500 guineas, which was a rise of 17% and a new sale record. The average for the sale rose 36% to a record 64,478 guineas whilst the median rose 35% to a record 50,000 guineas. The clearance rate for the sale was 87% and there were 11 lots that sold for 300,000 guineas or more, compared with just one last year whilst the number of 200,000 guineas lots rose from nine to 27.

Strong rises continue as Kyllachy colt tops Tattersalls Tuesday

Filed on 15 Oct 2014 @ 07:15

Book 2 sees a 39% rise in turnover in the second session

Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale continued on Tuesday with trade remaining buoyant. Seven lots sold for 200,000 guineas or more on the second day, taking the two-day total to 18 with the Kyllachy colt out of Constitute leading the way at 320,000 guineas. The day saw a total of 216 lots sell for 13,314,000 guineas at an average of 61,639 guineas and a median of 49,000 guineas. The turnover was up 39% on the corresponding session last year whilst the average and median rose 29% and 36% respectively.

Encke put down after gallops injury

Filed on 15 Oct 2014 @ 07:10

Godolphin's Encke (Kingmambo), who denied Camelot the Triple Crown when winning the 2012 St Leger winner, has been put down after suffering a fatal injury during routine exercise on the Newmarket gallops.

Shamardal colt tops Book 2 opener as average rises 48%

Filed on 14 Oct 2014 @ 07:58

Aggregate rises 73% as clearance rate hits 89% at Tattersalls

Book 2 of the October Yearling Sale got underway on Monday with an immensely strong day's trade. The fireworks started on the opening lot which sold for 270,000 guineas and was one of eleven lots to better the 200,000 guineas mark compared with just 9 at the whole sale in 2013. Seven lots topped the 300,000 guineas mark including the session topping Shamardal colt at 370,000 guineas which was the highest price at this sale since 2008. A total of 227 lots were sold for 15,511,000 guineas, a rise of 73% on the 2013 opening session whilst the average and median rose 48% and 37% respectively to 68,330 guineas and 52,000 guineas. The clearance rate was an impressive 89%.

Fetlock injury rules Wise Dan out of Breeders' Cup Mile defence

Filed on 14 Oct 2014 @ 07:52

Dual Breeders' Cup Mile winner Wise Dan will not defend his title in this renewal of the Grade One contest at Santa Anita Grade One on November 1 after being ruled out of the race with an ankle injury.