Halfway To Heaven makes all in Sun Chariot

Filed on 4 Oct 2008 @ 15:25

Irish 1000 Guineas and Nassau Stakes winner Halfway To Heaven (Pivotal - Cassandra Go, by Indian Ridge) made all under Seamus Heffernan to win the Group One Sun Chariot Stakes over a mile at Newmarket on Saturday. The hot favourite Darjina had every opportunity when taking the route up the stands rail but she could not peg back the winner and had to settle for a sixth runner up spot in Group Ones this season. Sir Michael Stoute's Visit was sent off a barely credible 20-1 and finished a fine third.

Bannaby takes Cadran; Yeats only fifth

Filed on 4 Oct 2008 @ 15:03

Trainer Mauricio Delcher Sanchez landed a second Group One of the season when five-year-old Bannaby (Dyhim Diamond - Trelakari, by Lashkari) ran out the winner of the Group One Prix du Cadran at Longchamp. The Spanish handler also saddled Equiano to win the King's Stand in June.

Group One win for Paco Boy in Foret

Filed on 4 Oct 2008 @ 13:24

The Richard Hannon-trained Paco Boy (Desert Style - Tappen Zee, by Sandhurst Prince) was well-held by Goldikova when third in the Prix du Moulin on his first run in Group One company last time. The three-year-old had won twice in Group Two company previously with a thunderous turn of foot.

Singspiel filly takes Royallieu

Filed on 4 Oct 2008 @ 12:33

Balladeuse scores first stakes win as Dar Re Mi beaten

The places in the Group Two Prix de Royallieu over 2500m at Longchamp on Saturday were filled by three-year-olds, but it was Wertheimer homebred Balladeuse (Singspiel - Featherquest, by Rainbow Quest) who took the honours, running on strongly in the latter stages to beat Tres Rapide into second, with the hot favourite, fellow daughter of Singspiel Dar Re Mi filling third spot.

Watar impressive in Chaudenay

Filed on 4 Oct 2008 @ 12:18

Prior to lining up in the Group Two Prix Chaudenay over 3000m at Longchamp on Saturday the Freddie Head-trained three-year-old colt Watar (Marju - Ombrie, by Zafonic) had been placed four times and won once in stakes company.

Sunday's Longchamp Group One runners

Filed on 4 Oct 2008 @ 11:11

Sunday's Longchamp Group One runners.

Littorio takes Turnbull as Hussler soundly beaten

Filed on 4 Oct 2008 @ 09:04

Australia, 4 October 2008

Littorio (Bellotto - Our Centasea, by Centaine) won the Group One Patinack Turnbull Stakes over 2000m at Flemington on Saturday. Weekend Hussler was well beaten after being forced to race three wide from a wide draw. He didn't respond when asked for an effort and finished eighth, six lengths adrift of the winner, who had tracked him through and swept past at the 300m mark, grabbing the lead from Maldivian and Pompeii Ruler and drawing clear to beat the fast-finishing Master O’Reilly. Zipping ran on late to take third.

Snowden wins first Group One for Darley

Filed on 4 Oct 2008 @ 08:58

Australia, 4 October 2008

Sousa stays on in Spring Champion Stakes

Trainer Peter Snowden gave Darley with their first Group One winner out of the Crown Lodge operation when Sousa (Galileo - Liberty Song, by Last Tycoon) stayed on strongly to win the Group One Thrifty Spring Champion Stakes over 2000m at Royal Randwick on Saturday.

Theseo heads Waterhouse 1-2 in Epsom

Filed on 4 Oct 2008 @ 08:49

Australia, 4 October 2008

Gai Waterhouse saddled a 1-2 in the Group One Arrowfield Stud Epsom Handicap over 1600m at Royal Randwick on Saturday with the Star Thoroughbreds syndicate owned pair of Theseo (Danewin - Ozone Sand, by L'Enjoleu) and Bank Robber coming out on top.

Dream Empress lands Alcibiades thriller

Filed on 4 Oct 2008 @ 08:43

Keeneland, 4 October 2008

Bernstein filly takes Grade One Alcibiades

Livin the Dream Racing’s Dream Empress (Bernstein - Chinese Empress, by Nijinsky) rallied from off the pace and drew off to an authoritative 4 ¼-length victory over Be Smart to win the 57th running of the Grade One Darley Alcibiades for two-year-old fillies to highlight the opening day of the 17-day Keeneland fall meeting.

Group Three win for Prince Flori

Filed on 3 Oct 2008 @ 15:07

Prince Flori (Lando - Princess Liberte, by Nebos) refused to enter the stalls in France last week but made amends at Hoppegarten on Friday, winning the Group Three Preisder Deutschen Einheit over 200m, beating Zaungast and Walzertraum.

Timos takes Listed prize for Doumen

Filed on 3 Oct 2008 @ 14:44

The Marquisa de Moratalla's three-year-old colt Timos (Sholokhov - Triclaria, by Surumu), trained by Thierry Doumen, won the Listed Prix Turenne over 2400m at Saint-Cloud on Friday.

Second Group One for Bushranger

Filed on 3 Oct 2008 @ 14:23

The David Wachman-trained Bushranger (Danetime - Danz Danz, by Efisio) added to his Group One tally on Friday with a comfortable victory in the Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket. The Danetime colt had won the Prix Morny at Deauville in August.

Serious Attitude lands Cheveley Park

Filed on 3 Oct 2008 @ 13:51

The Rae Guest-trained Serious Attitude (Mtoto - Zameyla, by Cape Cross), a 7,500gns purchase, landed Friday's Group One Cheveley Park Stakes over 6f at Newmarket, showing a terrific turn of foot under Jimmy Fortune and running on strongly on the rail to beat Ayr Group Three winner Aspen Darlin by a cosy half length. Irish raider Pursuit Of Glory took a good deal of stoking up under Johnny Murtagh but ran on well to take third, three-quarters of a length down.

Eagle Mountain gets up in Joel Stakes

Filed on 3 Oct 2008 @ 13:17

Four-year-old Eagle Mountain (Rock Of Gibraltar - Masskana, by Darshaan) was a high class runner when trained by Aidan O'Brien, winning twice at Group Two level and being placed behind Authorized in the Derby, Soldier Of Fortune in the Irish Derby and Literato in the Champion Stakes.

Souter's Sister lands Group Three prize

Filed on 3 Oct 2008 @ 12:40

First stakes win for daughter of Desert Style

The Richard Hannon-trained Souter's Sister (Desert Style - Hemaca, by Distinctly North) has had a busy season and made it three wins from ten starts when winning the Group Three Sakhee Oh So Sharp Stakes over seven furlongs at Newmarket on Friday.

Saturday's Longchamp Group One runners

Filed on 3 Oct 2008 @ 11:55

Runners in Saturday's Group One Prix de la Foret (1400m) and Prix du Cadran (4000m).

Dubai Destination colt tops Sportsman's Sale

Filed on 3 Oct 2008 @ 08:37

Average declines by 17.1% as Goffs yearling sales conclude

A Dubai Destination half brother to two Stakes winners topped the Goffs Sportsman’s Yearling Sale today when the Castlemartin Stud offering was knocked down to the day’s leading purchaser Bobby O’Ryan for €90,000.

Full sister to Weekend Hussler born at Arrowfield

Filed on 3 Oct 2008 @ 08:33

Australia, 3 october 2008

One of the most anticipated foals of the 2008 season arrived at Arrowfield Stud just after 7pm on Wednesday 1st October. By Champion sire Hussonet (USA) out of the unraced Helissio (Fr.) mare Weekend Beauty, the new arrival is a full sister to the reigning Australian Horse of the Year and Champion three-year-old Colt/Gelding Weekend Hussler.

Sixties Icon to stand at Norman Court Stud

Filed on 2 Oct 2008 @ 15:37

Sixties Icon will stand at Norman Court Stud near Salisbury after he retires from the track following the Breeders' Cup.

The 2006 St Leger winner was off form with breathing problems last season but has returned to his best this season with a Group Three hat-trick.

Indian Haven colt impressive in Newmarket Group Three

Filed on 2 Oct 2008 @ 15:27

Wingwalker beaten in Somerville Tattersall Stakes

First season sire Indian Haven had his first Group winner a fortnight ago when Aspen Darlin romped home in the Firth of Clyde Stakes at Ayr. He added a second at Newmarket on Thursday when Ashram (Indian Haven - Tara's Girl, by Fayruz) ran out an impressive winner of the Group Three Somerville Tattersall Stakes over seven furlongs.

Savarain wins Noel Murless Stakes

Filed on 2 Oct 2008 @ 15:09

Cumani charge lands Newmarket Listed contest

The Luca Cumani-trained Savarain (Rainbow Quest - Frangy, by Sadler's Wells) won the Listed Noel Murless Stakes over 1m 6f at Newmarket on Thirsday, being shaken up by Frankie Dettori in the final stages to collar the long time leader Fiulin and go clear to a length and three quarters victory.

Sun Chariot Stakes runners

Filed on 2 Oct 2008 @ 12:50

Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes (Group One)(3yo+ fillies & mares)

Newmarket, 3:15pm Saturday 4 October 2008

Majestic Warrior retires to Ashford Stud

Filed on 2 Oct 2008 @ 09:39

Kentucky, 2 October 2008

A.P. Indy’s Grade One-winning son Majestic Warrior is to retire to Ashford Stud in Kentucky. The three-year-old earned the distinction of being his sire’s only winner of a Grade One race over less than a mile when he blew past Ready’s Image and Maimonides in last year’s Hopeful Stakes over 7 furlongs. Majestic Warrior also showed impressive speed to break his maiden over 6.5 furlongs earlier in the Saratoga meet, but came out of the Champagne Stakes with a foot injury and was never the same colt after a five-month lay-off.

No trip to Paris for Look Here

Filed on 2 Oct 2008 @ 09:31

Ralph Beckett has decided that Oaks winner Look Here will not be supplemented for Sunday's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp.

Beckett had mooted the idea earlier this week but decided against the move after a blood sample was taken from the Hernando filly. He said: "Look Here will not be supplemented for the race. We had to run all the tests on her and we were not happy with her blood sample.