Racing

Showcasing's Conselice wins the Italian 1,000 Guineas

Filed on 25 Apr 2016 @ 08:02

Showcasing achieved yet another landmark in his burgeoning stud career when Conselice (Showcasing) provided his first classic winner in the Group Three Premio Regina Elena - Italian 1000 Guineas at Rome on Sunday.

Poeta Diletto gives Poet's Voice an Italian Classic winner

Filed on 25 Apr 2016 @ 07:59

Poeta Diletto (Poet's Voice), from the first crop of Poet’s Voice, became his sire's first Classic winner on Sunday 24 April when landing the one mile Group Three Premio Parioli (Italian 2,000 Guineas) in Rome. A high-class Group Three-winning juvenile when narrowly beating his paternal half-brother Voice Of Love, he has now won three of his five career starts.

Werther powers clear in the QEII

Filed on 25 Apr 2016 @ 07:55

Hong Kong, 24 April 2016

Werther (Tavistock) trounced what had been billed as the best field ever assembled for the Group One Audemars Piguet QEII Cup with a performance at Sha Tin on Sunday that left winning trainer John Moore and jockey Hugh Bowman elated yet surprised at the manner of victory.

Kodiac colts tops Goffs UK Breeze-Up Sale

Filed on 21 Apr 2016 @ 07:54

Mixed trade at Doncaster as average declines by 14%

Two-year-olds by the in form sire Kodiac were in demand at the Goffs UK Breeze Up Sale on Wednesday as the Tally-Ho Stud stallion produced the top two lots of the day.

Dubawi's Raseed sweeps clear in the Prix Noailles

Filed on 21 Apr 2016 @ 07:42

Classic trial wins for Dicton and Qemah at Chantilly

Dubawi’s three-year-old son Raseed (Dubawi) became another Classic contender for his sire when recording his third career win and first at Black type level, taking the Group Three Prix Noailles at Chantilly in eye-catching fashion on Wednesday.

So Mi Dar beats the colts in the Epsom Derby Trial

Filed on 21 Apr 2016 @ 07:36

Musidora and Oaks the plan for Dubawi filly

The John Gosden-trained So Mi Dar (Dubawi) put the colts in their place when, as the only filly in the £50,000 Investec Derby Trial at Epsom on Wednesday, she won despite Frankie Dettori dropping his whip.

Strong overseas entry for Royal Ascot

Filed on 21 Apr 2016 @ 07:33

Tepin and Chautauqua among Group One entries

The eight Group Ones at Royal Ascot this year have attracted 394 entries, including 164 overseas entries, including a record 35 from outside Europe (previous highest 27 in 2011). There is representation from Ireland (81), France (44), the USA (18 - the highest ever level - previous highest 13 in 2011), Australia (9), Germany (4), Hong Kong (4), Japan (2) and Singapore (2), plus 230 British-trained entries.

Listed win for Pride's son One Foot In Heaven

Filed on 20 Apr 2016 @ 08:19

One Foot In Heaven (Fastnet Rock), a son of Fastnet Rock out of the great mare Pride, registered a maiden stakes win at Maisons-Laffitte on Tuesday.

Trained, like his dam, by Alain de Royer-Dupre, the four-year-old took the Listed Prix Lord Seymour under Christophe Soumillon.

Zarkava's son Zarak heads to the Poulains after Maisons-Laffitte win

Filed on 20 Apr 2016 @ 08:14

The Alain de Royer-Dupre-trained Zarak (Dubawi), the first runner out of the great Zarkava, made a winning return to action at Maisons-Laffitte on Monday, seeing off George Patton to win the one mile conditions heat.

Alistair Little exhibition

Filed on 20 Apr 2016 @ 08:01

Alistair Little's strong draughtmanship skills led him towards painting and since 2005 he has been represented at the Pall Mall gallery Panter & Hall. There have been several solo shows and his work has also been admired at international art fairs.

Unbeaten Camprock takes the Prix Penelope

Filed on 19 Apr 2016 @ 07:54

The Pia Brandt-trained Camprock (Myboycharlie) is unbeaten in three starts after drawing stylishly clear of her rivals in the final 200m to win the Group Three Prix Penelope at Saint-Cloud on Monday. The previously unbeaten pair The Juliet Rose and Jadhaba were second and third.

Highland Reel working well ahead of QEII Cup

Filed on 19 Apr 2016 @ 07:48

Hong Kong, 19 April 2016

The Aidan O'Brien-trained Highland Reel and the Mike de Kock's Ertijaal, the only two runners in Sunday's HK$20 million Audemars Piguet QEII Cup to emerge from this year's Dubai World Cup meeting, pleased their respective handlers when they went through their paces during Monday track work at a rain-soaked Sha Tin.

Pretty Perfect enters Oaks picture with Salsabil win

Filed on 18 Apr 2016 @ 07:40

The Aidan O'Brien-trained Pretty Perfect (Galileo) made all to win the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Salsabil Stakes at Navan on Sunday, beating Glamorous Approach by three and a half lengths to enter the picture for the Investec Oaks.

Deep Impact 1-2-3 in the Japanese 2000 Guineas

Filed on 18 Apr 2016 @ 07:38

Japan, 18 April 2016

Eighth pick Dee Majesty (Deep Impact) defeated a strong field of three-year-olds while breaking the record time by 0.1 second in the Satsuki Sho (Japanese 2000 Guineas), the first leg of the three-year-old Triple Crown, to capture his first Grade One title and second grade-race victory.

Tapit's Creator goes from last to first in the Arkansas Derby

Filed on 18 Apr 2016 @ 07:35

Oaklawn Park, 18 April 2016

WinStar Farm’s Creator (Tapit) powered home from dead last in the field of 12 to pull off an upset in the 80th edition of the Grade One Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn on Saturday, and in the process the colt created a guaranteed spot for himself in the Kentucky Derby.

Tasleet holds off Knife Edge to win the Greenham

Filed on 16 Apr 2016 @ 14:20

The William Haggas-trained Tasleet (Showcasing) won the Group Three Greenham Stakes at Chelmsford on Saturday, holding off Marco Botti's Knife Edge after the pair duelled through the final furlong.

Marenko leads Hannon 1-2 in the Fred Darling

Filed on 16 Apr 2016 @ 14:13

Falmouth a possible option for Exceed And Excel filly

Richard Hannon saddled the first two home in Saturday's Group Three Fred Darling Stakes with Marenko (Exceed And Excel) beating Light Up Our World by a length and a half, with the pair well clear of the favourite Besharah.

Dartmouth wins the John Porter for the Queen

Filed on 16 Apr 2016 @ 13:51

First stakes winner of the European season for Dubawi

The Sir Michael Stoute-trained Dartmouth (Dubawi) stretched out well to win the Group Three Betfred John Porter Stakes at Chelmsford on Saturday, taking control early in the straight under Ryan Moore to beat Sandro Botticelli by four and a half lengths.

Miss Temple City beats the boys in the Maker's Mile

Filed on 16 Apr 2016 @ 13:44

Keeneland, 16 April 2016

Sagamore Farm, Allen Rosenblum and The Club Racing, LLC’s Miss Temple City (Temple City) became the first filly to win the Grade One Maker’s 46 Mile for older horses at Keeneland on Friday. Ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, Miss Temple City collared the pace-setting Heart to Heart at midstretch to draw clear for a 1¼-length victory.

Forever Unbridled beats Untapable in the Apple Blossom

Filed on 16 Apr 2016 @ 13:37

Oaklawn Park, 16 April 2016

Champion Untapable suffers second defeat of the season

Forever Unbridled (Unbridled's Song) vaulted up the ranks of the top older and filly mare division with a resounding defeat of champion Untapable and four other talented horses in the Grade One Apple Blossom at Oaklawn Friday.

Shalaa sidelined with pelvic injury

Filed on 16 Apr 2016 @ 13:32

Last season's Prix Morny and Middle Park winner Shalaa (Invincible Spirit) will miss the first part of the season after incurring a pelvic injury.

Harry Herbert, racing manager for owners Al Shaqab Racing, said: "It's annoying and frustrating but he's got a little pelvic injury. He'll miss the first part of the season and we'll be taking all veterinary advice to try to get him back.

Stormy Antarctic impresses in the Craven Stakes

Filed on 15 Apr 2016 @ 07:41

The Ed Walker-trained Stormy Antarctic (Stormy Atlantic) was an impressive winner of the Group Three Novae Bloodstock Insurance Craven Stakes at Newmarket on Thursday, sweeping past on the outside to beat the odds-on favourite Foundation by three and a half lengths.

Magical Memory lands first stakes success in the Abernant

Filed on 15 Apr 2016 @ 07:38

The Charlie Hills-trained Magical Memory (Zebedee) registered his first stakes success when winning the Connaught Access Flooring Abernant Stakes at Newmarket on Thursday, being pushed out by Frankie Dettori to win by a neck from Tupi.

The Factor colt on top as Craven Sale concludes with record median

Filed on 14 Apr 2016 @ 08:35

The Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up finished with a flourish on the second day with twelve lots selling for 200,000 guineas or more, taking the two-day total to 17, compared with 13 at this sale last year. Trade on the second day was headed by a colt by The Factor that made 350,000 guineas on a day that saw 41 lots sell for 5,094,000 guineas, at an average of 124,244 guineas and a median of 100,000 guineas. The two-day sale saw 78 lots sell for 8,641,500 guineas, at an average of 110,788 guineas and a median of 77,500 guineas. The average was up 8% and the median up 9% to a new record.

Ibn Malik makes all in the European Free Handicap

Filed on 14 Apr 2016 @ 08:33

Ibn Malik (Raven's Pass), a promising son of Raven’s Pass, opened his 2016 account in fine style on 13 April when leading all the way to take the seven-furlong Listed European Free Handicap on the second day of Newmarket’s Craven meeting.