Filed on 12 Jan 2008 @ 09:24
Australia, 12 January 2008
Freedman colt "will win a Group One"
Here De Angels (Dehere - Angelic Belle, by Kenmare) scored an emphatic victory in the Group Three Rubiton Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday.
Filed on 11 Jan 2008 @ 09:55
California, 11 January 2007
Drainage problems mean plans in flux
Santa Anita Park, which has been beset with drainage issues regarding its synthetic main track, will defer a meet-long decision as to changes to be made with its Cushion Track surface to a â€śday-by-day basisâ€? according to Santa Anita President Ron Charles.
Filed on 11 Jan 2008 @ 09:44
Kentucky, 11 January 2008
Sale up overall after four sessions
Keeneland's seven-day January Horses of All Ages Sale continues, with the fourth session on Thursday seeing 239 horses sold for gross receipts of $6,725,800, down 26.9 percent from 2007 when 247 horses brought $9,203,500. The average of $28,141 dipped 24.5 percent from last yearâ€™s figure of $37,261. The median rose 25 percent to $20,000 compared to $16,000 in 2007.
Filed on 11 Jan 2008 @ 09:37
Dubai, 11 January 2008
Turf racing returns to Nad Al Sheba
Musabah Al Muhairi was a clear winner of the Winter Racing Challenge with 17 winners, four ahead of runner-up Doug Watson.
Filed on 10 Jan 2008 @ 16:50
Entries revealed for Tattersalls Millions races
A combined total of 318 entries has been received for the inaugural runnings of the two Tattersalls Millions two-year-old races.
Trainer Brian Meehan dominates with 22 entries across the two races - the next highest is 14 entries registered by Luca Cumani, Jeremy Noseda and Aidan O'Brien. All horses catalogued in Book One of the 2007 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale were eligible.
Filed on 10 Jan 2008 @ 14:48
The David Pipe-trained Celestial Gold (Persian Mews - What A Queen, by King's Ride) was pulled up on his return from a long lay off with a tendon problem.
The ten-year-old won the Paddy Power Gold Cup, the Hennessy Gold Cup and the Betfair Bowl for Pipe's father Martin, but has been off the track since his Aintree win 644 days ago.
Filed on 10 Jan 2008 @ 13:43
The Ryanair Chase, run over two miles and five furlongs at Cheltenham on Thursday, March 13, has been upgraded to Grade One status and has attracted a record entry of 57.
Paul Nicholls, responsible for sending out last yearâ€™s victor Taranis and 2005 hero Thisthatandtother, has five possibilities, headed by 2006 Royal & SunAlliance Chase winner Star De Mohaison, who delighted his trainer when finishing third on his first start for two years in the Unicoin Homes Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham on New Yearâ€™s Day. The champion trainer has also entered Master Minded, New Little Bric, Sporazene and Turko.
Filed on 10 Jan 2008 @ 13:41
Alan King's charge bids for second Champion Chase win
The 2007 Seasons Holidays Queen Mother Champion Chase victor Voy Por Ustedes is among a tremendous 25-strong entry for this yearâ€™s renewal of the prestigious Grade One event, which takes place on day two of The Festival, Wednesday, March 12, 2008.
Filed on 10 Jan 2008 @ 10:08
Seven-year-old Fourty Niners Son, the winner of the 2005 renewal of the Grade One Clement L. Hirsch Memorial Turf Championship Stakes for owner-breeder Tom Baxter, has been retired from racing and sold to Japan in a deal brokered by Shawn Collins of Mare Solutions and Nobu Arakiâ€™s Polo Green Stable.
Filed on 10 Jan 2008 @ 09:57
Kentucky, 10 January 2008
Young mares dominate as aggregate dips 20%
Young mares with proven racing ability were to the fore during Wednesdayâ€™s session of Keenelandâ€™s January Horses of All Ages Sale when 233 horses sold for $7,772,400, down 20 percent from a year ago when 255 horses brought $9,709,800. The average price for the day of $33,358 dipped 12.4 percent over last yearâ€™s comparable average of $38,078. The median price of $20,000 was down 13 percent from the $23,000 posted in 2007.
Filed on 10 Jan 2008 @ 09:52
Trainer Mick Channon is assembling a strong squad for Dubai, and his dual Group Three winner Halicarnassus could run in the Dubai World Cup.
The trainer told the Racing Post:â€śWe had a great year with Halicarnassus even though things didn't work out in Japan[where the colt beat only one home in the Japan Cup]. We might try him on the dirt and go for the World Cup if everything goes the right way. I think we'll give them all a spin at Lingfield.â€?
Filed on 9 Jan 2008 @ 12:14
Nicholls pair head 42 entries in Cheltenham showpiece
The 2008 totesport Gold Cup promises to be one of the most fascinating renewals in the history of the great race, with the reigning champion Kauto Star poised to battle the brilliant Denman - his stablemate and pretender to jump racingâ€™s ultimate crown.
Filed on 9 Jan 2008 @ 10:01
Australia, 9 January 2008
Palace Music (The Minstrel - Come My Prince, by Prince John), the sire of Dubai World Cup winner Cigar, was put down at Rangal Park Stud in Victoria on Monday at the age of 27.
Filed on 9 Jan 2008 @ 09:44
Kentucky, 9 January 2008
Three million dollar lots in second session
The sale of three million-dollar horses on Tuesday punctuated a second strong day of selling at Keenelandâ€™s January Horses of All Ages Sale.
Filed on 9 Jan 2008 @ 09:39
Thoroughbred Breeders' Association President Michael Goodbody, speaking at the association's awards dinner on Tuesday, expressed the enormous gratitude that British breeding owes to Arab investment in the industry.
Filed on 8 Jan 2008 @ 15:59
Kirsten Rausing, who this morning was elected chairman of the Thoroughbred Breedersâ€™ Association, called for increased cooperation between the British organisation and its counterparts in Ireland and across Europe.
Filed on 8 Jan 2008 @ 15:52
BHA claim full value of racing to bookmakers is up to ÂŁ225 million
British Horseracing Authority chief executive Nic Coward urged the Government to increase racingâ€™s funding when the imminent determination of the 47th Levy Scheme is announced at a speech to the Thoroughbred Breedersâ€™ Association Annual General Meeting in London.
Filed on 8 Jan 2008 @ 15:41
Jack The Giant (Giant's Causeway - State Crystal, by High Estate) had taken advantage of a lenient hurdle mark when winning over timber in December at Cheltenham and in the Ladbroke at Ascot. where he landed a public gamble.
Filed on 8 Jan 2008 @ 13:37
Japan, 8 January 2008
Japanese Guineas winner could run in World Cup
Three-time Japanese Grade One winning filly Daiwa Scarlet (Agnes Tachyon -Scarlet Bouquet, by Northern Taste) could run in the Dubai World Cup in March.
Filed on 8 Jan 2008 @ 10:56
The two Tattersalls Millions two-year-old races, which will be run for the first time this year at Newmarket on Saturday, October 4, close at 12 noon on Wednesday, January 9. The cost of entry for each race is ÂŁ2,000.
Filed on 8 Jan 2008 @ 09:53
Kentucky, 8 January 2008
Average up 21% as Horse of All Ages Sale commences
Irish Cherry, dam of graded stakes winners Spun Sugar and Cigar Mile winner Daaher, who is being prepared for Dubai World Cup day, brought a final bid of $2.7 million from Eric Guillot, representing Southern Equine Stables, to top Mondayâ€™s opening session of the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale.
Filed on 8 Jan 2008 @ 09:46
Australia, 8 January 2008
Leading Australian sprinter Miss Andretti is likely to return to Royal Ascot, where she won the King's Stand Stakes in 2007, this summer.
The seven-year-old was a disappointing tenth behind Sacred Kingdom in the Hong Kong Sprint in December, and was yesterday released from quarantine on her return from Hong Kong.
Filed on 7 Jan 2008 @ 09:36
Fair Grounds, 7 January 2008
Curlin put in his first piece of timed work since winning the Breeders' Cup Classic at Fair Grounds Racecourse outside New Orleans on Sunday, working half a mile in :53 2-5. It has not yet been decoded whether the colt will race this year.
Filed on 6 Jan 2008 @ 10:05
Gulfstream Park, 6 January 2008
Smooth Air wins Hutcheson Stakes
The Grade Two Hutcheson Stakes is the first of three Kentucky Derby trials to be run at Gulfstream Park, and Saturday's renewal was won by Mt. Joy Stableâ€™s homebred colt Smooth Air (Smooth Jazz - Air France, by French Deputy), who rallied through the stretch to a one-length victory over Tom Van Meterâ€™s Silver Edition.
Filed on 6 Jan 2008 @ 09:56
South Africa, 6 January 2008
The striking grey Dancer's Daughter (Act One) won the Grade One TBA Paddock Stakes at Kenilworth on Saturday. Winona set a quick gallop and was closely followed by Jabulani Jive, Captain's Lover and Gilded Minaret.