Briseida is yet another Guineas winner for Pivotal

Filed on 1 Jun 2008 @ 16:20

The Group Two German 1000 Guineas over a mile at Dusseldorf on Sunday was won by the Peter Schiergen-trained Briseida (Pivotal - Party Doll, by Be My Guest), piloted by Martin Dwyer. The winner's stablemate Rosenreihe was second and the Clive Brittain-trained Love Of Dubai was third.

Deep Sky wins the Japanese Derby

Filed on 1 Jun 2008 @ 16:12

Japan, 1 June 2008

Hirofumi Shii took Deep Sky with him into the record books on Sunday as the jockey won the Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby) for the second straight year aboard the Agnes Tachyon colt.

Vision d'Etat wins the Prix du Jockey Club

Filed on 1 Jun 2008 @ 15:54

Trainer Eric Libaud had the biggest win of his career to date when Vision d'Etat (Chichicastenango - Uberaba, by Garde Royale) - a half brother to David Pipe's useful winning chaser Milan Deux Mille - landed the Group One Prix du Jockey Club at Chantilly on Sunday, seeing off what had looked like the winning challenge of Dermot Weld's Famous Name by a head.

Marchand d'Or takes Gros-Chene

Filed on 1 Jun 2008 @ 14:42

The Freddie Head-trained Marchand d'Or (Marchand De Sable - Fedora, by Kendor), winner of the Group One Prix Maurice de Gheest for the last two years, won the Group Two Prix du Gros-Chene over five furlongs at Chantilly on Sunday, beating Equiano by a neck.

Modern Look nabs easy Group Two win

Filed on 1 Jun 2008 @ 14:21

The Juddmonte homebred Modern Look (Zamindar - Prophecy, by Warning) won the Group Two Prix de Sandringham, run over a mile for fillies at Chantilly on Sunday.

Callwood Dancer lands Woodbine Grade Two

Filed on 1 Jun 2008 @ 08:51

Woodbine, 1 June 2008

Harlequin Ranches' Callwood Dancer (Danehill Dancer - Ahdaab, by Rahy) scored the biggest victory of her career at Woodbine on Saturday, desperately hanging on to win the Grade Two Nassau Stakes by a nose over a charging Quiet Jungle. The filly was previously trained in England by Andrew Balding.

Brilliant Zenyatta remains unbeaten in Milady

Filed on 1 Jun 2008 @ 08:47

Hollywood Park, 1 June 2008

The unbeaten Zenyatta (Street Cry - Vertigineux, by Kris S) registered her fifth straight victory in the Grade Two Milady at Hollywood Park on Saturday, cruising to a 2½-length victory under a hand ride by Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith.

Heatseeker lowers track record in Californian

Filed on 1 Jun 2008 @ 08:44

Hollywood Park, 1 June 2008

Santa Anita Handicap winner Heatseeker (Giant's Causeway - Rusty Back, by Defensive Play) avenged a loss to Oaklawn Handicap winner Tiago while lowering his Cushion Track record for 1 1/8 miles with a convincing 5¼-length victory in the Grade Two Californian on Saturday at Hollywood Park.

Smooth Air rallies to win Ohio Derby

Filed on 1 Jun 2008 @ 08:42

Thistledown, 1 June 2008

Mount Joy Stables' Smooth Air (Smooth Jazz - Air France, by French Deputy), trained by 70-year-old Bennie Stutts Jr., rallied in the stretch turn to run down Cherokee Artist and win Saturday's Grade Two Ohio Derby at Thistledown.

Raw Silk takes Sands Point

Filed on 1 Jun 2008 @ 08:37

Belmont Park, 1 June 2008

Darley Stable’s Raw Silk (Malibu Moon - Silken Sash, by Danehill) made all the running and then drew off for a 4 ¼-length victory in the 14th running of the Grade Two Sands Point Handicap for three-year-old fillies at nine furlongs on the “good? inner turf course at Belmont on Saturday.

Garnica takes second Palais Royal

Filed on 31 May 2008 @ 20:07

Three-time Group Three winner Garnica (Linamix - Gueridia, by Night Shift) added a fourth win at the level when taking the Prix du Palais Royal at Longchamp on Saturday - his second victory in the race.

Bankable impresses in Goodwood Listed win

Filed on 31 May 2008 @ 20:01

The Luca Cumani-trained Bankable (Medicean - Dance To The Top, by Sadler's Wells) landed a four-timer when stepping up from an Ascot handicap win to land the Listed On The House Stakes over a mile at Goodwood on Saturday on his first try in stakes company.

Samuel lifts Grand Cup at York

Filed on 31 May 2008 @ 19:56

Four-year-old Sakhee colt Samuel (Sakhee - Dolores, by Danehill) was third to Geordieland in the Yorkshire Cup earlier this month, and he made the long journey from Arundel back to the Knavesmire on Saturday to land the Listed Grand Cup over 1m 6f, breaking his maiden as he did so. Tranquil Tiger was one and three-quarter lengths down in second and Godolphin's Regal Flush was third.

Major Cadeaux lands Haydock Group Three

Filed on 31 May 2008 @ 19:46

The Group Three John of Gaunt Stakes over 7f at Haydock on Saturday was won by Richard Hannon's Major Cadeaux (Cadeaux Genereux - Maine Lobster, by Woodman), who added to his win in last month's Group Two Sandown Mile despite Ryan Moore's saddle slipping during the race. The four-year-old took the lead in the final furlong and forged clear to beat Big Timer by half a length, with a head back to Appalachian Trail in third. Both the second and third home were trained by Linda Perratt.

Riva San takes Queensland Oaks, Heavenly Glow third

Filed on 31 May 2008 @ 08:04

Australia, 31 May 2008

Riva San (Any Given Sunday - Best River, by Best Western) won the Group One Conrad Treasury Queensland Oaks at Eagle Farm on Saturday, beating the strong-finishing Rathsallagh by a long neck. AJC Oaks heroine Heavenly Glow had her winning streak ended as she finished third,a further long head down.

Record MM National Weanling Sale closes

Filed on 31 May 2008 @ 07:57

Australia, 31 May 2008

The record breaking 2008 Magic Millions National Weanling Sale came to a close on Friday with the bargain hunters out in force on the Gold Coast.

Buyers operating at the lower end of the market were thrilled with the value on offer as just shy of $500,000 was traded on 132 weaners at an average price of $3,762.

Dettori to ride Natagora in Prix du Jockey Club

Filed on 30 May 2008 @ 10:31

A maximum field of 20 is due to go to post for Sunday's Prix du Jockey Club at Chantilly, and 1000 Guineas winner Natagora will be ridden by Frankie Dettori in the absence of Godolphin's Ibn Khaldun. The filly's regular pilot Christophe Lemaire has been claimed to ride High Rock for Jean-Claude Rouget.

Oratorio colt tops third National Weanling session

Filed on 30 May 2008 @ 08:07

Australia, 30 May 2008

The Magic Millions National Sale will conclude with a general session today following a successful third session of the select component of the sale on Thursday.

Buyers from around Australia and abroad competed for an outstanding selection of youngsters will prices of up to $310,000.

DBS Spring Store Sale concludes

Filed on 30 May 2008 @ 08:05

A son of SLEEPING CAR topped the DBS Spring Store Sales when selling to Highflyer Bloodstock for 86,000. The three year old, named ROCK'N'ROLL BLUE, was consigned by Mocklershill Stables and was out of a half sister to IRIS BLEU, winner of the Listed Badger Ales Trophy Chase at Wincanton and comes from a strong National Hunt family that includes LAMIE BLEUE and MUSICA BELLA. Paul Webber was among those who showed interest in the gelding, but it was Anthony Bromley who made the final bid when standing with Paul Nicholls, who has bought him for an existing owner.

Smokey Oakey lands the Brigadier Gerard

Filed on 29 May 2008 @ 19:29

The Group Three Brigadier Gerard Stakes at Sandown on Thrisday saw a strong field line up, but it was the Lincoln winner Smokey Oakey (Tendulkar - Veronica, by Persian Bold), bouncing back from a sixth place finish behind Phoenix Tower in the Earl of Sefon Stakes, that came out best, beating Maraahel by a neck. Pipedreamer stayed on for third, but Lucarno and Passage Of Time were well beaten.

Second stakes winner for One Cool Cat

Filed on 29 May 2008 @ 19:16

The May evening meetings in Britain are being kind to Coolmore sire One Cool Cat, who had his second stakes winner at Sandown on Thursday, courtesy of the Richard Hannon-trained Icesolator (One Cool Cat - Zinnia, by Zilzal), who defied a 5lb penalty in landing the Listed National Stakes over five furlongs.

Fair Breeze steps up to Group Two win

Filed on 29 May 2008 @ 15:44

The Mario Hofer-trained five-year-old Fair Breeze (Silvano - Fairwind, by Andrang) ran out an authoritative winner of the Group Two Prix Corrida over 2,100m at Saint-Cloud on Thursday, beating La Boum by three quarters of a length. Believe Me was third. The favourite Mrs Lindsay could finish only sixth having weakened in the straight.

Henrythenavigator likely to miss Epsom

Filed on 29 May 2008 @ 10:40

The ground is likely to mean that dual Guineas winner Henrythenavigator misses the Derby at Epsom.

Speaking at the Surrey track's Breakfast With The Stars event, trainer Aiden O'Brien said: "The decision will be taken out of our hands.

Casual Conquest works well; Weld keen to supplement

Filed on 29 May 2008 @ 08:45

The Dermot Weld-trained Casual Conquest, ante post favourite for the Derby after an emphatic win in the Derinstown Stud Derby Trial, is likely to be supplemented for the Derby.

The Hernando colt worked at Leopardstown after racing on Wednesday evening and satsfied the trainer, who is to recommend to the owner that Casual Conquest be supplemented for the Derby.

Ezima steps up to take Saval Beg Stakes

Filed on 29 May 2008 @ 08:19

The Jim Bolger-trained Ezima (Sadler's Wells - Ezilla, by Darshaan) was an improving three-year-old last season and bagged two Listed races in the autumn, over 10 and 12 furlongs.