Racing

American Pharoah romps home in the Preakness Stakes

Filed on 17 May 2015 @ 07:47

Pimlico, 17 May 2015

Son of Pioneerof The Nile to bid for the Triple Crown at Belmont

Zayat Stables’ American Pharoah (Pioneerof The Nile) romped over the sloppy track at Pimlico Race Course to register a seven-length victory in Saturday’s 140th Preakness Stakes (G1), earning an opportunity to make a bid for a Triple Crown sweep in three weeks' time.

Night Of Thunder wins the Lockinge

Filed on 16 May 2015 @ 16:30

James Doyle delivers a Group One winner for Godolphin

Last season's 2000 Guineas winner Night Of Thunder (Dubawi) registered his first win since his Classic triumph over Kingman when running out an impressive winner of the Group One Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes at Newbury on Saturday, beating his stablemate Toormore. Arod was third, on his drop down to a mile from a middle distance campaign last year.

Telescope heads Newbury five-timer for Ryan Moore

Filed on 16 May 2015 @ 16:23

Last year's Hardwicke winner Telescope (Galileo) returned to winning ways at Newbury on Saturday when cantering to a six lengths victory in the Listed Aston Park Stakes. The win was one of five on the card for jockey Ryan Moore.

Tupi lowers Newmarket track record in the Charles II Stakes

Filed on 16 May 2015 @ 16:20

The Richard Hannon-trained Tupi (Tamayuz) won the Listed King Charles II Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday in track reocrd time, giving 19 year old rider Cam Hardie the biggest winner of his career to date.

Sperry shows classy turn of foot for York Listed win

Filed on 15 May 2015 @ 15:09

The John Gosden-trained Sperry (Shamardal) showed more than a hint of class when quickening to an impressive victory in the Listed Longines Irish Champions Weekend Fillies' Stakes (Registered As The Michael Seely Memorial Stakes) over a mile at York on Friday.

Snow Sky outduels Brown Panther in the Yorkshire Cup

Filed on 15 May 2015 @ 14:25

Melbourne Cup possible for son of Nayef

The Group Two Yorkshire Cup at York on Tuesday was won by the Sir Michael Stoute-trained Snow Sky (Nayef), but the four year old had to dig deep to repel the persistent challenge from seven year old Brown Panther, who was beaten just quarter of a length, despite carrying a 5lb penalty.

Delizia pulls clear in the Marygate Stakes

Filed on 15 May 2015 @ 13:38

Dark Angel filly unlikely to run in the Queen Mary

The Mark Johnston-trained Delizia (Dark Angel) won the Listed Marygate Fillies' Stakes at York on Friday, pulling takingly clear of her rivals under Silvestre de Souza to beat Silk Bow by a length and a half.

Record field of 18 declared for the Lockinge

Filed on 14 May 2015 @ 14:44

The Group One Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes has attracted a record field of 18 for the 2015 renewal at Newbury on Saturday. The previous highest number of runners for the famous mile contest was 15 in 2004. This year's renewal of the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes boasts record prize money of £350,000.

Golden Horn powers to Dante Stakes victory

Filed on 14 May 2015 @ 14:34

Cape Cross colt currently engaged at Chantilly as first three at York draw well clear

The Group Two Betfred Dante Stakes at York on Thursday saw John Gosden saddle the first two home, with Golden Horn (Cape Cross) powering to victory ahead of Jack Hobbs, with Racing Post Trophy winner Elm Park third, well clear of the remainder.

Secret Gesture makes all in the Middleton for first Group win

Filed on 14 May 2015 @ 13:53

Pretty Polly the target for Galileo filly

The Ralph Beckett-trained Secret Gesture (Galileo), after a string of impressive runs in Pattern company, finally recorded her first win at Group level when making all to win the Group Two Middleton Stakes at York on Thursday.

Star Of Seville clings on in the Musidora Stakes

Filed on 13 May 2015 @ 14:58

Together Forever gets to within a head of the winner in Oaks trial

The John Gosden-trained Star Of Seville (Duke Of Marmalade) was sent off the odds-on favourite for the Group Three Tattersalls Musidora Stakes at York on Wednesday, and her supporters would have had few anxieties two furlongs from home as the filly had looked to have galloped her rivals into the ground, opening up a sizeable advantage under Frankie Dettori.

Glass Office grabs Duke of York glory

Filed on 13 May 2015 @ 14:18

The David Simcock-trained Glass Office (Verglas) came with a late run to grab the spoils in a tight finish to the Group Two Duke of York Clipper Logistics Stakes at York on Wednesday, collaring the three-year-old Mattmu, who ran a fine race in second.

Mahsoob shows blistering turn of foot at York

Filed on 13 May 2015 @ 14:10

Hardwicke the likely target for son of Dansili

The John Gosden-trained Mahsoob (Dansili) looks set to make his mark in Pattern company later in the season after showing a blistering turn of foot to sweep past his rivals in the 888Sport Stakes at York on Wednesday.

Little Nightingale collars Al Naamah in the Prix Cleopatre

Filed on 13 May 2015 @ 13:32

The Group Three Prix Cleopatre at Saint-Cloud on Wednesday - a trial for the Group One Prix de Diane - saw the favoured Little Nightingale (Muhtathir) come out on top, running on to grab 5m gns yearling purchase Al Naamah by a short neck.

The Wow Signal retired to stud

Filed on 13 May 2015 @ 07:15

Last season's Coventry Stakes and Prix Morny winner The Wow Signal (Startspangledbanner) has been retired to stand at Sheikh Joaan's Haras de Bouquetot stud in France for the 2015 season.

Balding: Elm Park can have big impact on the Derby

Filed on 12 May 2015 @ 14:29

Trainer Andrew Balding hosted the annual Investec Derby Stable Visit at Kingsclere today. The yard has been the home of eight winners of the premier Classic, with John Porter sending out seven Derby winners in the 19th century and Andrew's father Ian handling the outstanding Mill Reef, who triumphed at Epsom Downs in 1971. Balding is hoping to run Elm Park in this year's renewal, with the colt set to make his seasonal reappearance in the Group Two Betfred Dante Stakes over 10 furlongs at York on Thursday. The three-year-old completed his preparation this morning with some light work under regular work rider Steve Woolley.

Elm Park and Jack Hobbs head eight in the Dante

Filed on 12 May 2015 @ 13:45

The Group Two Betfred Dante Stakes at York on Thursday has attracted eight declarations, headed by last season's RAcing Post Trophy winner Elm Park and emphatic Sandown handicap scorer Jack Hobbs, who is currently the 11/2 market leader for the Investec Derby.

Kendargent's Goken wins the Prix Texanita

Filed on 12 May 2015 @ 06:56

Last season's Group Three Prix du Bois winner Goken (Kendargent) resumed the winning thread on Monday when winning the Group Three Prix Texanita at Maisons-Laffitte.

The three-year-old rallied when pressured to prevail in a three way photo from Finsbury Square and Volatile.

Night Of Thunder and Karakontie head Lockinge entries

Filed on 12 May 2015 @ 06:53

Botti hoping Moohaarib can step up in Group One company

Classic heroes Night Of Thunder and Karakontie headl 19 five-day confirmations for the Group One Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes at Newbury on Saturday. Night Of Thunder (Richard Hannon) lowered the colours of Kingman in last year's QIPCO 2000 Guineas, while Karakontie (Jonathan Pease FR) captured the French equivalent before ending the season with a decisive victory in the Breeders' Cup Mile at Santa Anita.

Success Days pulls clear in the Derrinstown

Filed on 11 May 2015 @ 07:05

Kissed By Angels win the 1,000 Guineas Trial

The Ken Condon-trained Success Days (Jeremy) made the most of the testing conditions to win the Group Three Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial at Leopardstown on Sunday, pulling 10 lengths clear of his rival to back up his success in the Ballysax Stakes last month.

Ervedya pounces in the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches

Filed on 11 May 2015 @ 07:01

Siyouni filly heads to the Coronation Stakes

Jean-Claude Rouget won his second successive renewal of the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches when Ervedya (Siyouni) cam with a late thrust to collar Martyn meade's Irish Rookie, with Mexican Gold third.

Make Believe gives Makfi his first Classic winner

Filed on 11 May 2015 @ 06:59

Fabre 1-2 in the Poule d'Essai des Poulains

The Andre Fabre-trained Make Believe (Makfi) won the Group One Poule D'Essai Des Poulains at Longchamp on Sunday, becoming a first Classic winner for Makfi. It was also a first European Group One success for his sire, following up Marky Mark's recent victory at the top level in New Zealand.

Kataniya gives Raven's Pass Longchamp Listed winner

Filed on 11 May 2015 @ 06:56

Raven's Pass had his ninth career stakes winner in Europe when his three-year-old daughter Kataniya (Raven's Pass) stepped up in class to land the Listed Prix de la Seine at Longchamp on Sunday. Run over 2200m, there was a very slow early pace and after making the running early, she settled into second. Taking up the running at the top of the straight, she gamely held off all challengers to beat Lady Of Kyushu with Moi Meme third.

Kilimanjaro wins at Lingfield as Christophermarlowe loses unbeaten record

Filed on 11 May 2015 @ 06:52

The Aidan O'Brien-trained Kilimanjaro (High Chaparral) won the Lingfield Derby Trial Stakes ahead of Magic Dancer and the odds-on favourite Christophermarlowe.

Christophermarlowe, the Josh Gosden-trained colt ridden by Frankie Dettori, suffered a first loss in four in Saturday's race having won the Derby Trial at Epsom last month.

Hans Holbein stays on to lift the Chester Vase

Filed on 7 May 2015 @ 14:22

Montjeu colt to head to Epsom where he rates as a 25/1 chance

The Group Three MBNA Chester Vase on Thursday saw the Aidan O'Brien-trained Hans Holbein (Montjeu) punch his ticket for the Derby at Espom, though without setting the world alight as he dictated from the front, staying on well to win. Second was William Haggas's Storm The Stars, who took time to get going in the straight but closed to within a length and three quarters of the winner.