Saxford impresses in Newbury Listed win

Filed on 4 Jul 2008 @ 08:06

Saxford (Reset - Bint Makbul, by Makbul) has been steadily improving in five previous starts, culminating in a seven length win at Newcastle a week ago, and the Reset juvenile gained a first stakes win in the Listed Rose Bowl Stakes over 6f at Newbury on Thursday.

Coral-Eclipse Stakes runners

Filed on 3 Jul 2008 @ 15:34

Coral-Eclipse Stakes (Group One)(3yo+)

Sandown, 3:20pm Saturday 5 July 2008. One mile two furlongs.

Second Group Three for Peace Royale

Filed on 3 Jul 2008 @ 08:25

Sholokhov filly Peace Royale (Sholokhov - Peace Time, by Surumu) just prevailed in the Group Three Preis der Spielbank Hamburg over a mile at Hamburg on Wednesday. Trained by Andreas Wohler, the filly had gained a first Pattern success in the Group Three Schwarzgold-Rennen at Cologne last time.

Cheyenne Star takes Brownstown Stakes

Filed on 3 Jul 2008 @ 08:20

Five-year-old mare Cheyenne Star (Mujahid - Charita, by Lycius) added a second Group Three to her CV when winning the Brownstown Stakes over 7f at Leopardstown on Wednesday evening.

Breeders' Cup possible for Listed winner Ryehill Dreamer

Filed on 3 Jul 2008 @ 08:09

The Tommy Stack-trained Ryehill Dreamer (Catcher In The Rye - No Way, by Rainbows For Life) won the Listed Golden Fleece stakes over 7f at Leopardstown on Wednesday evening, and the two-year-old could take in some ambitious targets this season after his length and a quarter victory.

Twice Over to run in French Group Two

Filed on 2 Jul 2008 @ 16:28

Henry Cecil is targeting the Group Two Prix Eugene Adam over 10f at Maisons-Laffitte as the next target for the Craven Stakes winner and St James's Palace Stakes third Twice Over.

Jockey Tom Queally was aboard Twice Over this morning as he enjoyed a workout in company with Kandahar Run and one other.

Shyrl gets off the mark at Catterick

Filed on 2 Jul 2008 @ 14:49

Acclamation filly Shyrl, a close second to Langs Lashes in the Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot, has broken her maiden in the EBF Maiden Fillies' Stakes at Catterick on Wednesday.

Shyrl raced prominently throughout today, quickening clear in the final stages to win by three and a half lengths under Jamie Spencer.

£10 million Group One Sovereign Series launched

Filed on 2 Jul 2008 @ 14:44

A new competition linking 10 of British Group Ones has been launched. The Sovereign series will start in 2010 and will award points for each of the races, for which prize-money for will be doubled to £10 million. The winning horse, or leading horses - exact details have yet to be finalised - will win connections a £2 million bonus.

Look Here on target for the St Leger

Filed on 2 Jul 2008 @ 10:45

Trainer Ralph Beckett confirmed that his Juddmonte Oaks heroine Look Here (7/1) is on target in her bid to become the first filly since User Friendly in 1992 to win the Ladbrokes St Leger. Her next outing is likely to be in the Group One Yorkshire Oaks on August 21 and, all being well, she will then travel to Doncaster.

Tartan Bearer heads St Leger entries

Filed on 2 Jul 2008 @ 10:40

Entry of 46 revelaed for Doncaster Classic

Sir Michael Stoute has seven entries in this year's Ladbrokes St Leger, headed by Dante Stakes winner Tartan Bearer. The multiple champion trainer has saddled the runner-up of the final Classic of the season five times, but has never won the 1m 6f contest.

Good Ba Ba crowned HK Horse of the Year

Filed on 2 Jul 2008 @ 08:23

Hong Kong, 2 July 2008

Good Ba Ba, a four-time Group One winner this season, was crowned Horse of the Year as well as the Champion Miler and Most Popular Horse of the Year at the Hong Kong Jockey Club Champion Awards presentation ceremony at the final Sha Tin race meeting of 2007/08.

Curlin pleases in first work on turf

Filed on 2 Jul 2008 @ 08:17

Churchill Downs, 2 July 2008

Curlin successfully completed a solid work under jockey Robby Albarado over the Matt Winn Turf Course on Tuesday at Churchill Downs ahead of a possible run in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in October.

Fifth Listed win for Kocab at Compiegne

Filed on 1 Jul 2008 @ 14:49

Four-time Listed winner and Group-placed Kocab (Unfuwain - Space Quest, by Rainbow Quest) won his fifth stakes contest when taking the Grand Prix de Compiegne, the fifth leg of the Defi du Galop, on Tuesday.

French Group One possible for Aqlaam

Filed on 1 Jul 2008 @ 08:23

The lightly raced Aqlaam, the winner of the Group Three Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot, where he beat Il Warrd by two lengths, is likely to head to France to contest the Group One Prix Jean Prat.

New Approach return likely as muscle soreness diagnosed

Filed on 1 Jul 2008 @ 08:18

A veterinary examination of Derby winner New Approach has revealed muscle soreness to be the cause of the problem that saw him withdrawn from the Irish Derby at the weekend.

The colt will be box-rested until he is fully sound. The prognosis for his return to full fitness is good.

Casual Conquest to target the Arc

Filed on 1 Jul 2008 @ 08:15

Dermot Weld is aiming Casual Conquest at the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, with a probable prep run in the Irish Champion Stakes.

The Hernando colt leapt to the head of the Derby market after a six length win in the Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial. He finsihed third to New Approach at Epsom and second to Frozen Fire at the Curragh.

Pan River wins the 82nd Turkish Derby

Filed on 30 Jun 2008 @ 15:24

The 82nd Turkish Derby (Gazi Stakes) at Veliefendi Racecourse in İstanbul on Sunday was won by the favourite Pan River, giving top Turkish rider Sadettin Boyraz a second win in the event.

Pan River’s half-a-length victory was also a second Derby honour for his sire Red Bishop (USA) who was imported to Turkey in 1999 and whose first Turkish crop ran in 2002. A member of his fourth crop, Hizelbeyi won the Derby in 2006.

Black Mamba gets in front in Beverly Hills

Filed on 30 Jun 2008 @ 08:20

Hollywood Park, 30 June 2008

New Zealand-bred mare Black Mamba (Black Minnaloushe - Sneetch, by Grosvenor), given a perfect trip by jockey Garrett Gomez, rallied to post a 1¼-length victory over Solva in Sunday's Beverly Hills Handicap at Hollywood Park.

Egerton flies home to win second Idee Hansa Preis

Filed on 30 Jun 2008 @ 08:08

Seven-year-old Egerton (Groom Dancer - Enrica, by Niniski) came with a strong late run to score a second win in the Group Two Idee Hansa Preis over 2400m at Hamburg on Sunday. The Peter Rau trained horse had won the contest in 2006, when it was run over 2200m.

Supplemented Treat Gently wins Mallaret

Filed on 29 Jun 2008 @ 16:13

The Group Two Prix de Malleret over 2400m at Saint-Cloud on Sunday was won by Juddmonte homebred Treat Gently (Cape Cross - Kid Gloves, by In The Wings), who went for home 400m out and held off the late runs of Leo's Starlet, who took time to get going and failed to get up by a nose. John Gosden's Dar Re Mi was a head back in third.

Frozen Fire wins the Irish Derby

Filed on 29 Jun 2008 @ 15:39

Frozen Fire comes from last to first as Alessandro Volta causes interference

The Aidan O'Brien-trained Frozen Fire (Montjeu - Flamingo Sea, by Woodman), second in the Dante and 11th in the Derby, showed a telling turn of foot to win the Group One Irish Derby at the Curragh on Sunday, coming from last to first to give Aidan O'Brien a third sucessive win in the race.

Youmzain scores Group One win

Filed on 29 Jun 2008 @ 15:16

The Mick Channon-trained five-year-old Youmzain (Sinndar - Sadima, by Sadler's Wells), who has finished second to the likes of Rail Link, Dylan Thomas and Soldier Of Fortune in his career, finally claimed a second Group One win in the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud over 2400m on Sunday. The Sinndar horse had won the Group One Preis von Europa two years ago but hadn't won since.

O'Brien lands Railway Stakes with Mastercraftsman

Filed on 29 Jun 2008 @ 14:35

O'Brien maintains remarkable record in Curragh Group Two

Once-raced Danehill Dancer colt Mastercraftsman (Danehill Dancer - Starlight Dreams, by Black Tie Affair) registered a battling win to give trainer Aidan O'Biren a ninth win in the Group Two Railway Stakes over 6f at the Curragh in the last ten years. The Ballydoyle handler's other winners of the race include Rock Of Gibraltar, George Washington and Holy Roman Emperor.

Milanova fetches A$5 million at Inglis broodmare sale

Filed on 29 Jun 2008 @ 14:23

Australia, 29 June 2008

The Inglis Australian Breeding Stock Sale on Sunday saw a Southern Hemisphere record for a thoroughbred sold at auction when Danehill mare Milanova sold for $5million as part of the Tyreel Stud Reduction.

Front running Eishin Deputy wins Takarazuka Kinen

Filed on 29 Jun 2008 @ 10:02

Japan, 29 June 2008

The last Grade One on the JRA spring program, the Grade One Takarazuka Kinen, was won by six-year-old Eishin Deputy (French Deputy - Eishin McAllen, by Woodman) under a brilliant front-running ride from Hiroyuki Uchida, who claimed his first Grade One race as a JRA jockey.