Racing

Caravaggio storms clear in the Coventry

Filed on 14 Jun 2016 @ 14:41

Scat Daddy colt gives Aidan O'Brien his eighth winner in the race

The Aidan O'Brien-trained Caravaggio (Scat Daddy) remains unbeaten in three starts after showing a sustained burst of speed under Ryan Moore to win the Group Two Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot on Tuesday.

American mare Tepin sees off Belardo in the Queen Anne

Filed on 14 Jun 2016 @ 14:16

America's star mare Tepin (Bernstein) was an emphatic winner of the Group One Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot on Tuesday, showing real resolution in the final furlomng to hold off the challenge of Lockinge Stakes winner Belardo.

Jet Setting sells for £1.3m at the Goffs London Sale

Filed on 14 Jun 2016 @ 14:12

Classic winner Jet Setting (Fast Company) topped the third renewal of Goffs London Sale in association with QIPCO on Monday when selling to the China Horse Club for £1.3 million – a dream result for vendors the Equine Growth Partners, who bought the filly for 12,000 gns at the Tattersalls Autumn HIT Sale last October.

Abingdon strikes in Newbury Listed feature

Filed on 9 Jun 2016 @ 16:07

Street Cry filly wins Lord Weinstock Memorial Stakes for Ballymacoll Stud

The Listed Lord Weinstock Memorial EBF Stallions Stakes at Newbury on Thursday was won by the late owner's Ballymacoll Stud. Their homebred daughter of Street Cry, Abingdon (Street Cry) built on an Ascot maiden win to take this listed event in her stride under Ryan Moore, beating the fast-finishing Beauly by half a length. The favourite Snow Moon had to settle for third.

Nemoralia pleasing Noseda before Coronation date

Filed on 9 Jun 2016 @ 16:03

Trainer Jeremy Noseda is hopeful of a big run from three year old filly Nemoralia (More Than Ready) in next week's Coronation Stakes and said today in Newmarket: "I have been delighted with Nemoralia since she won at York and she has moved forward since then.

Palmer: Galileo Gold peaking again before the St James's Palace

Filed on 9 Jun 2016 @ 15:59

Trainer Hugo Palmer is looking forward to running Galileo Gold in the St James's Palace Stakes,a nd speaking at Newmarket on Thursday declared: "I was immensely proud of Galileo Gold's win in the QIPCO 2000 Guineas. It seems a long time ago now but was only six weeks ago.

Fair Eva makes it three winners from four runners for Frankel

Filed on 8 Jun 2016 @ 15:20

Juddmonte homebred Fair Eva (Frankel) became the first runner by Frankel to sport the silks of the freshman sire's owner Prince Khalid Abdulla when running at Haydock on Wednesday.

English, Irish and French Guineas winners set to meet in the St James's Palace Stakes

Filed on 8 Jun 2016 @ 13:57

The Group One St James's Palace Stakes over a mile at Royal Ascot on Tuesday looks set to reveal the star miler of the Classic generation, with Hugo Palmer's 2000 Guineas winner Galileo Gold, Kevin Prendergast's Irish 2,000 Guineas winner Awtaad and Aidan O'Brien's Poule d'Essai des Poulains The Gurkha among the 15 six-day entries.

Postponed heads 39 in the King George

Filed on 8 Jun 2016 @ 13:55

Harzand and Minding head 14 three-year-old entries

Last year's winner Postponed heads an entry of 39 for the £1.15-million Group One King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Sponsored by QIPCO) at Ascot on Saturday, July 23.

Wootton Bassett's Almanzor wins the Prix du Jockey Club

Filed on 6 Jun 2016 @ 07:59

The Jean-Claude Rouget-trained Almanzor (Wootton Bassett) won the Group One Prix du Jockey Club at Chantilly on Sunday, swooping with a well-timed challenge under Jean-Bernard Eyquem to beat Zarak by a length and a half. Dicton took third a further length and three-quarters away.

Harzand wins the Derby for Sea The Stars

Filed on 4 Jun 2016 @ 15:48

Weld-trained Ballysax winner denies US Army Ranger

The Aga Khan's homebred Harzand (Sea The Stars) won the Group One Investec Derby at Epsom on Saturday, quickening clear in the straight under Pat Smullen and finding plenty under pressure to see off the persistent challenge from US Army Ranger and Idaho.

Postponed hits a new high in the Coronation Cup

Filed on 4 Jun 2016 @ 15:40

KIng George defence next for son of Dubawi

The Roger Varian-trained Postponed (Dubawi) was better than ever when surging clear of high class rivals to win the Group One Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Cup at Epsom. This was the third Group One win for the son of Dubawi, and his fifth straight win since winning last season's King George.

Epsom Icon quickens clear in the Princess Elizabeth Stakes

Filed on 4 Jun 2016 @ 15:25

The Mick Channon-trained Epsom Icon (Sixties Icon) ran out the commanding three and a half length winner of the Princess Elizabeth Stakes (sponsored by Investec) at Epsom Downs on Saturday.

Order Of St George returns with easy Listed win

Filed on 4 Jun 2016 @ 14:48

Last season's Irish St Leger winner Order Of St George (Galileo) made a winning return to action at Leopardstown on Friday, taking command just over a furlong out under Donnacha O'Brien and surging four and a half lengths clear of Fact Or Folklore.

Minding completes Guineas - Oaks double with brilliant display

Filed on 3 Jun 2016 @ 15:35

Galileo filly extracts herself from traffic problems to win

The Aidan O'Brien-trained Minding (Galileo) showed real class to run out a dominant winner of the Investec Oaks at Epsom on Friday, having to extract herself from traffic problems turning from home before showing a blistering turn of foot to collar Hugo Palmer's Architecture, going clear to win easily.

Tullius grabs the spoils in the Diomed Stakes

Filed on 3 Jun 2016 @ 14:16

The Andrew Balding-trained eight-year-old Tullius (Le Vie Dei Colori) registered his first win since last season's Group Two Skybet York Stakes when getting up in a tight finish to win the Group Three Diomed Stakes at Epsom on Friday.

Legendary Lunch holds on in the Woodcote Stakes

Filed on 3 Jun 2016 @ 13:25

First stakes winner for Dragon Pulse

The Listed Woodcote Stakes at Epsom on Friday saw the Richard Hannon-trained Legendary Lunch (Dragon Pulse) hold on to deny the fast finishing Danielsflyer by a nose.

Vancouver retired after running out of time for Royal Ascot

Filed on 3 Jun 2016 @ 09:07

Last year's Golden Slipper winner Vancouver (Medaglia d'Oro) will not get the opportunity to take on Europe’s best sprinters at Royal Ascot.

“Vancouver’s unsatisfactory blood picture precluded us from running him in the Greenlands Stakes at the Curragh last Saturday week,” said trainer Aidan O’Brien. “His bloods failed to improve as quickly as we might have hoped so he missed more work last week and this week. Unfortunately we’ve now run out of time to get him ready for the Golden Jubilee at Royal Ascot and the July Cup. It’s very disappointing as he looked very special on what we’d seen of him at home and we were looking forward to running him.”

Wings Of Desire heads 18 in the Derby as four supplemented

Filed on 31 May 2016 @ 16:15

Wings Of Desire (John Gosden), one of four supplementary entries, heads 18 contenders going forward for the Group One Investec Derby, which will be Britain's richest-ever race when run at Epsom Downs on Saturday, June 4, Investec Derby Day.

A Shin Hikari blitzes the Prix d'Ispahan for Japan

Filed on 25 May 2016 @ 07:42

Last season's Hong Kong Cup winner A Shin Hikari (Deep Impact) made a sensational European debut at Chantilly on Tuesday, blitzing a strong field to win the Group One Prix d'Ispahan. The son of Deep Impact surged clear in the final two furlongs to beat Prix Ganay winner Dariyan by 10 lengths. Silverwave was third.

O'Brien set to run four in the Derby

Filed on 25 May 2016 @ 07:40

Aidan O'Brien, interviewed over the phone at Epsom's Breakfast with the Stars on Tuesday, talked over Coolmore's Investec Derby hopes.

The French 2,000 Guineas winner The Gurkha is set to bypass Epsom Downs and go to the Group One St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Wings Of Desire pleases Gosden in Epsom workout

Filed on 25 May 2016 @ 07:35

Dante Stakes winner Wings Of Desire, with Frankie Dettori up, worked over a mile with two stable companions at Epsom Downs on Tuesday and came through to lead with two furlongs remaining.

Trainer John Gosden talked afterwards about the Lady Bamford-owned colt, who was taken out of Investec Derby in March and now will have to be supplemented at a cost of £75,000.

Moonlight Magic and Cloth Of Stars give Godolphin strong Derby hand

Filed on 25 May 2016 @ 07:28

Godolphin are set to run two live prospects in the Investec Derby a week on Saturday, in Jim Bolger's Derrinstown winner MoonlightMagic (Cape Cross) and Andre Fabre's Prix Greffulhe winner Cloth Of Stars (Sea The Stars).

Jet Setting beats Minding in the Tattersalls Gold Cup

Filed on 23 May 2016 @ 08:06

The Aidan Keatley-trained Jet Setting (Fast Company) beat the hot favourite Minding to win the Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas at the Curragh on sunday.

The 12,000 guineas purchase battled with Newmarket 1000 Guineas winner Minding over the final two furlongs, finding plenty under pressure to win by a head. The pair were 10 lengths clear of third-home Now Or Never.

Fascinating Rock lands the Tattersalls Gold Cup

Filed on 23 May 2016 @ 08:01

Last season's Champion Stakes winner Fascinating Rock (Fastnet Rock) ran put a three and a quarter length winner of the Group One Tattersalls Gold Cup at The Curragh on Sunday, beating his old rival Found into second place. Success Days was third.