Seek Again delivers in the Fourstardave

Filed on 10 Aug 2014 @ 15:08

Saratoga, 9 August 2014

Speightstown colt sets course record time

Earlier this week, Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott called Seek Again's (Speightstown) head-bobbing loss to two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan in the Grade One Turf Classic on Kentucky Derby Day, "one of those that had you leaning."

Muraaqaba stays on to Sweet Solera success

Filed on 9 Aug 2014 @ 15:29

Dubawi half sister to Awzaan pulls clear in Newmarket Group Three

The Mark Johnston-trained Muraaqaba (Dubawi) stayed on strongly to win the Group Three Sweet Solera Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday, emerging from a line of five at the furlong pole to see off her rivals, beating Calypso Beat, who had attempted to make all, by a length and three-quarters, with favourite Winters Moon third.

Amralah makes all in the Rose of Lancaster

Filed on 9 Aug 2014 @ 14:54

The Mick Channon-trained Amralah (Teofilo) made all the running under Joe Fanning to win the Group Three Betfred Rose of Lancaster Stakes at Haydock on Saturday, seeing off the challenge of Hillstar (who is making something of a habit of finishing second; this is his foruth in a row) to win by a length and a quarter. Godolphin's True Story ran on to take third.

Night Of Light sees off Velannda at Deauville

Filed on 9 Aug 2014 @ 14:41

Another promising two-year-old for Sea The Stars

Niarchos family homebred Night Of Light (Sea The Stars) made a taking winning debut at Deauville on Friday, beating the Aga Khan's hpt favourite Velannda, a half sister to Prix de Diane winner Valyra, by a short neck.

Eye Of The Storm regains the winning thread in the Ballyroan Stakes

Filed on 8 Aug 2014 @ 08:21

Trip to Arlington on the cards for Group Three-winning son of Galileo

The Aidan O'Brien-trained Eye Of The Storm (Galileo) regained the winning thread at Leopardstown on Thursday, digging deep to win the Group Three Ballyroan Stakes by half a length from the persistently challenging Roheryn. Streetcar To Stars ran on late into third.

Sivoliere gives Sea The Stas his first second crop stakes winner

Filed on 7 Aug 2014 @ 07:49

The Jean-Claude Rouget-trained Sivoliere (Sea The Stars) was an emphatic winner of the Listed Criterium de Bequet at La Teste de Buch on Wednesday, running on strongly in the final 300m to score by three and a half lengths from Kindly Dismiss.

Edelmira surges clear in the Give Thanks Stakes

Filed on 6 Aug 2014 @ 08:01

Peintre Celebre filly from the family of Estimate wins Group Three in style

The Dermot Weld-trained Edelmira (Peintre Celebre) ran out a impressive winner of the Group Three Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Give Thanks Stakes at Cork on Tuesday, surging clear to beat Dark Crusader by three and a quarter lengths, with Shell House in third.

Tapit fillies in demand at F-T Saratoga opener

Filed on 5 Aug 2014 @ 07:18

Saratoga, 4 August 2014

Clearance rate hits 90% at select sale of yearlings

The Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale of selected yearlings got underway on Monday with strong demand leading to a 90% clearance rate. The stars of the session were a pair of fillies by Tapit that fetched seven figure prices.

Bolger's Cheveley Park entry Lucida makes winning debut

Filed on 5 Aug 2014 @ 07:10

The Jim Bolger-trained Lucida (Shamardal) made an eyecatching winning debut at Naas on Monday, taking control of the Frank Kenny Race a furlong out and staying on well to beat Compass Hill by a length and three-quarters.

Arod could run in the Juddmonte International

Filed on 5 Aug 2014 @ 07:05

Teofilo colt has "come forward massively" since Leicester conditions win

The Peter Chapple-Hyam-trained Arod (Teofilo) could step back up to Group One company in the Group One Juddmonte International at York on 22 August. The lightly-raced colt, who was a fine fourth in the Derby, is under consideration for this weekend's Group Three Rose of Lancaster Stakes, but connections are keen to make the most of summer ground.

Esoterique beats Miss France in the Prix Rothschild

Filed on 4 Aug 2014 @ 07:08

Danehill Dancer filly heads Fabre 1-2

Andre Fabre saddled the first two home in Sunday's Group One Prix Rothschild at Deauville, with Dahlia Stakes winner Esoterique (Danehill Dancer) quickeing past her better-fancied Classic-winning stablemate Miss France to win by three quarters of a length.

Feodora gets off the mark in the Preis der Diana

Filed on 4 Aug 2014 @ 07:03

The Andreas Wohler-trained Feodora (Lord Of England) was a maiden going into Sunday's Group One Preis der Diana at Dusseldorf, but she took advantage of a messy renewal of the race - where the favourite Wunder suffered major interference when making her run 300m out - to take advantage of a gap on the inside, quickening clear on the hedge, getting up to beat Diamond Dove.

Siyouni filly Ervedya wins the Prix de Cabourg

Filed on 4 Aug 2014 @ 07:00

The Group Three Prix de Cabourg Jockey Club de Turquie over 1200m at Deauville on Sunday saw the Jean-Claude Rouget-trained Ervedya (Siyouni) make it three wins from three starts as she upstaged the colts to quicken two lengths clear of her rivals. City Money was second, with El Suizo a nose behind in third.

Moreno makes all to register Whitney upset

Filed on 3 Aug 2014 @ 09:01

Saratoga, 2 August 2014

The Eric Guillot-trained Moreno (Ghostzapper) went wire-to-wire in the 1 ⅛-mile Grade One Whitney at Saratoga on Sunday, easily holding off Itsmyluckyday and Will Take Charge to finish in 1 ¼ lengths ahead under jockey Junior Alvarado.

Sweet Reason comes out on top in Test

Filed on 3 Aug 2014 @ 08:53

Saratoga, 2 August 2014

Third Grade One win for Street Sense filly

Sweet Reason (Street Sense) emerged victorious from a four-horse scramble to the wire in the Grade One Longines Test on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course, giving the Leah Gyarmati-trained filly her second consecutive Grade One victory and third overall.

Intrinsic scores in the Stewards' Cup

Filed on 3 Aug 2014 @ 08:49

Intrinsic (Oasis Dream) justified his trainer's confidence and strong market support when a decisive winner of the 32Red Cup - the Stewards' Cup - at Goodwood on Saturday.

The four-year-old had been prominent in the betting for the six-furlong contest since the entries were revealed, following eye-catching victories over the course and distance and at Ascot in May.

Sultanina gives Gosden Nassau stakes hat-trick

Filed on 3 Aug 2014 @ 08:45

Fourth Group One winner for New Approach

Sultanina (New Approach) gave trainer John Gosden and jockey William Buick a third successive success in the Markel Insurance Nassau Stakes on Saturday, the pair having taken the Group One contest last year with Winsili and in 2012 with The Fugue. It was a fourth Nassau Stakes victory in all for the trainer, as he also sent out Ryafan to success in 1997.

We Are disqualified from the Prix Saint-Alary

Filed on 2 Aug 2014 @ 11:17

Vazira promoted, giving Sea The Stars his third Group One winner

George Strawbridge's homebred filly We Are (Dansili) has been disqualified from her victory in the Group One Prix Saint-Alary in May after returning abnormal levels of testosterone related to an ovarian tumor that was discovered and removed after the race. The filly has also been disqualified from her victory in a Saint-Cloud conditions event in May.

J Wonder regains the winning thread at Goodwood

Filed on 2 Aug 2014 @ 11:13

Fred Darling winner to step back into Group One company after Queens Plate win

A step back up to Group One company beckons for J Wonder (Footstepsinthesand) following her last-gasp success under Jimmy Fortune in the Group Three L'Ormarins Queens Plate over seven furlongs at Goodwood on Friday.

Take Cover has Nunthorpe aim after King George win

Filed on 2 Aug 2014 @ 11:11

Son of Singspiel "still improving" at the age of seven

Trainer David Griffiths was celebrating the biggest winner of his burgeoning career after Take Cover plundered the Group Two Betfred King George Stakes at Goodwood on Friday.

Wannabe Yours to progress after Thoroughbred win

Filed on 2 Aug 2014 @ 10:48

Celebration Mile the plan for son of Dubawi

A return to Goodwood for the Group Two Molson Coors Celebration Mile on August 23 is on the cards for Wannabe Yours (Dubawi) following his victory in the Group Three Bonhams Thoroughbred Stakes at Goodwood on Friday.

Pethers Moon gets his head in front in the Glorious Stakes

Filed on 1 Aug 2014 @ 13:37

Son of Dylan Thomas could head to Australia for spring targets

The Richard Hannon-trained Pethers Moon (Dylan Thomas) won the Group Three Coutts Glorious Stakes at Goodwood on Friday, quickening well once switched to the far rail by Richard Hughes to beat 2012 St Leger winner Encke by a length and quarter.

Redoute's Choice achieves his third Australian sires' championship

Filed on 1 Aug 2014 @ 09:22

Australia, 1 August 2014

Father and son first and second as Snitzel takes runner up spot

Redoute’s Choice (Danehill) is Australia's champion sire for the third time after siring 96 winners and Australian earnings of more than $10.2 million headed by 10 stakeswinners, headed by three-time Group One winner Lankan Rupee.

Missunited sees off all comes in the Lillie Langtry Stakes

Filed on 31 Jul 2014 @ 14:55

The Group Three Lillie Langtry Stakes at Goodwood on Thursday saw a gutsy effort from Michael Winters' star mare Missunited (Golan) who fought off persistent challenges from Arabian Comet and Waila, passing the post half a length to the good.

Cavalryman lifts the Goodwood Cup

Filed on 31 Jul 2014 @ 14:51

Bin Suroor targeting the Melbourne Cup with Halling entire

Godolphin had a 1-2 in the Group Two Goodwood Cup on Thursday as Cavalryman (Halling) powered clear, seeing off the attentions of stablemate Ahzeemah to continue his fine eight year old season.