Permian to be supplemented for Epsom after Dante victory

Filed on 19 May 2017 @ 09:31

The Mark Johnston-trained three-year-old Permian (Teofilo) has progressed beautifully this season and on the Knavesmire on 18 May, he threw himself into Derby contention with a convincing win in the Group Two Dante Stakes.

Unbeaten Shutter Speed heads to France after Musidora victory

Filed on 18 May 2017 @ 11:45

The John Gosden-trained Shutter Speed (Dansili) is unbeaten in three starts after winning the Group Three Tattersalls Musidora Stakes at York on Wednesday, pulling a length-and-three-quarters clear under Frankie Dettori on unsuitably soft ground. Vintage Folly took second from fellow maiden winner Serenada.

Tasleet surges clear in the Duke of York Stakes

Filed on 18 May 2017 @ 11:41

Four-year-old Showcasing colt Tasleet (Showcasing) ran out a dominant winner of the Group Two Duke Of York Clipper Logistics Stakes on soft ground at York on Wednesday, going clear in the final furlong to beat last year's winner Magical Memory by two-and-a-half lengths.

Brametot gets up in the French Guineas

Filed on 15 May 2017 @ 09:31

At the end of a lengthy battle, favorite Brametot (Rajsaman) finished ahead of Brivido at the finish of the Abu Dhabi Group One Poule d'Essai des Poulains at Deauville on Sunday in the colors of Al Shaqab Racing and Gérard Augustin -Norman.

Precieuse wins the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches

Filed on 15 May 2017 @ 09:25

Ridden by Olivier Peslier, Précieuse (Tamayuz) won the Abu Dhabi Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (French 1,000 Guineas), on Saturday at Deauville, for breeder owner Brendan and Anne-Marie Hayes and trainer Fabrice Chappet.

Dubawi's Sobetsu impresses in the Prix Saint-Alary

Filed on 15 May 2017 @ 09:23

Sobetsu (Dubawi) put her rivals to the sword on her seasonal debut in the Group One Prix Saint-Alary over 10 furlongs at Deauville on Sunday.

The three-year-old Dubawi filly romped away from her 10 opponents in the straight to win eased down by three lengths in 2m 5.92s on ground described as soft.

€1.4m Street Sense colt tops Arqana Breeze-Up Sale

Filed on 15 May 2017 @ 09:14

The Arqana Breeze Up sale at Deauville on Friday saw the aggregate for the 92 horses sold reach €12,498,000, up another 23% from last year's record sale, while the average price now stands at €140,174, a 27% rise from last year. The clearance rate was 74%.

Kodiac's Best Solution wins the Lingfield Derby Trial

Filed on 15 May 2017 @ 09:10

Kodiac colt performs well on return to turf

Best Solution (Kodiac) is likely to take his chance in the Investec Derby next month following a decisive victory in the Listed Derby Trial at Lingfield Park on Saturday.

Venice Beach heads Ballydoyle 1-2-3 in the Chester Vase

Filed on 11 May 2017 @ 15:48

Aidan O'Brien saddled the first three home in the Group Three MBNA Chester Vase, with Venice Beach (Galileo), a half brother to Danedream, coming out on top under Ryan Moore.

Venice Beach took up the running from the pacesetting The Anvil with over a furlong to run and quickened clear to score by a length. Wings Of Eagles ran on late o take second spot, with The Anvil third.

Deauville makes all to win the Huxley Stakes

Filed on 11 May 2017 @ 15:45

Four-year-old Deauville (Galileo) made all the running under Ryan Moore to win the Group Three Huxley Stakes at Chester on Thursday, seeing off the staying-on Poet's Word by a neck.

Montaly returns to winning form int he Chester Cup

Filed on 11 May 2017 @ 11:13

Montaly (Yeats) came with a powerful late run to get up in a tight finish to the 188Bet Chester Cup on Wednesday, beating the long-time leader Yorkidding. Fun Mac was third, with Who Dares Wins in fourth.

Enable quickens clear in the Cheshire Oaks

Filed on 11 May 2017 @ 11:06

First stakes winner for Nathaniel

Three year old Nathaniel filly Enable (Nathaniel) quickened clear to run out a dominant winner of the Listed Arkle Finance Cheshire Oaks at Chester on Wednesday.

Recoletos could be supplemented for Prix du Jockey-Club after Greffulhe victory

Filed on 11 May 2017 @ 11:00

Monday's Group Two Prix Greffulhe winner Recoletos (Whipper) will be supplemented in the French Derby, the Prix du Jockey Club (Gr1) after he dominated the two favorites saddled by André Fabre, the returning Waldgeist (Galileo), winner of the Critérium de Saint-Cloud (Gr1) at the end of last season, and Akihiro (Deep Impact).

Winter lands the 1000 Guineas to give Galileo Classic double

Filed on 8 May 2017 @ 09:25

Just a day after Churchill took the 2000 Guineas in brilliant style, a daughter of Galileo lit up the Group One 1000 Guineas to complete a fabulous double for her incredible sire.

The lightly-raced Winter (Galileo-Laddies Poker Two, by Choisir), like Churchill trained by Aidan O’Brien, came home ahead of stablemate Rhododendron to capture the fillies’ Classic under Wayne Lordan.

Always Dreaming pulls clear in the Kentucky Derby

Filed on 8 May 2017 @ 09:22

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Bodemeister colt delivers second win in the race for Todd Pletcher

MeB Racing Stables, Brooklyn Boyz Stables, Teresa Viola Racing Stables, St. Elias Stable, Siena Farm and West Point Thoroughbreds’ favored Always Dreaming (Bodemeister) shook clear of longshot State of Honor at the half-mile pole, opened a daylight advantage and cruised to a 2 ¾-length victory overLookin At Lee to win the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands at Churchill Downs on Saturday.

Churchill triumphs in the 2000 Guineas

Filed on 8 May 2017 @ 09:18

Last season's champion juvenile colt Churchill (Galileo-Meow, by Storm Cat) became a Classic winner on his first start at three with a brilliant victory in the Group One 2000 Guineas at Newmarket on Saturday.

Cloth Of Stars lands the Prix Ganay

Filed on 2 May 2017 @ 07:40

Cloth of Stars (Sea the Stars) won for the third time this season for his fourth attempt at Group One level in the Prix Ganay, the first top-level event of the 2017 season, on Monday at Saint-Cloud.

Sistercharlie scores in the Prix Penelope

Filed on 24 Apr 2017 @ 09:59

Sistercharlie (Myboycharlie) won a very open renewal of the Group Three Prix Penélope at Saint-Cloud on Sunday. Ridden by Maxime Guyon, who brought her closer to the pace in the turn to avoid being outpaced in the final stretch, the filly went past her six rivals to score by a length, the front-running second Listen In (Sea the Stars) keeping a nose on favourite Rythmique (Casamento) and a neck over Music Lover (Palace Episode).

Vociferous Marina lands the Salsabil Stakes

Filed on 24 Apr 2017 @ 09:57

The Jim Bolger-trained Vociferous Marina (Vocalised) came from last to first to win the Listed the Coolmore Stud E.B.F. Salsabil Stakes at Navan on Sunday, putting her in the picture for a possible tilt at the Irish Oaks.

Barney Roy and Dabyah impress in Newbury Classic Trials

Filed on 24 Apr 2017 @ 09:36

The Group Three JLT Greenham Stakes at Newbury on Saturday saw Godolphin's Barney Roy (Excelebration) run out an impressive winner. Godolphin's other runner in the seven-furlong contest, 9/4 favourite Dream Castle (Saeed bin Suroor/Oisin Murphy) quickened into a clear advantage over a furlong out but 5/2 shot Barney Roy, trained by Richard Hannon, produced a strong run to take the lead entering the final half-furlong and galloped out strongly for a two-length success. Zainhom (Sir Michael Stoute/Jim Crowley) finished third, a further four lengths in arrears.

Eminent stays on to win the Craven

Filed on 20 Apr 2017 @ 15:34

The Martyn Meade-trained Eminent (Frankel) was an impressive winner of the Group Three bet365 Craven Stakes at Newmarket on Thursday, staying on strongly under Jim Crowley to beat Racing Post Trophy winner Rivet by a length and three quarters.

Brando pulls clear in the Abernant

Filed on 20 Apr 2017 @ 15:30

The Kevin Ryan-trained five-year-old Brando (Pivotal), a Group Three winner and winner of the Ayr Gold Cup last season, made a winning start to 2017 with a length victory in the Group Three Abernant Stakes at Newmarket on Thursday.

Scat Daddy colt tops record Craven Sale

Filed on 20 Apr 2017 @ 15:14

The Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up Sale saw records set across the board and a top price of 675,000 guineas for a colt by Scat Daddy and 98 lots sold over the two days for an aggregate of 14,120,000 guineas, a new record, bettering the previous record set in 2008 by more than 2 million guineas. The average and median both rose 30% and 42% to 144,082 guineas and 110,000 guineas, both new records as well. The sale saw a total of 57 lots sell for 100,000 guineas or more, eclipsing the previous record of 40 et in 2008.

Soleil Marin wins the Prix Noailles

Filed on 18 Apr 2017 @ 10:19

Soleil Marin (Kendargent) won his fifth consecutive race in the Group Three Prix Noailles at Chantilly on Sunday. The Group Three is a stepping stone to the Prix du Jockey Club (French Derby-Gr1), run on the same course and distance of 2,100 meters. Trained by André Fabre for Godolphin, whom he joined after his last win under Mrs Elisabeth Fabre’s silks, the handsome colt fought hard against stablemate Akihiro (Deep Impact), who was making his comeback and only failed by a head.

Rhododendron and Hydrangea head Investec Oaks entries

Filed on 13 Apr 2017 @ 14:56

The entries for the Investec Oaks at Epsom Downs on Friday, June 2, have been unveiled, with 54 three-year-old fillies engaged.

Ireland's champion trainer Aidan O'Brien has won the latest two renewals of the Investec Oaks, with Minding (2016) and Qualify (2015), and been successful six times in all. He has the most entries (12) of any handler in 2017.