Mekong River another juvenile stakes winner for Galileo

Filed on 4 Nov 2013 @ 08:47

Listed winner to tackle the Criterium de Saint-Cloud

The Aidan O'Brien-trained Mekong River (Galileo) gave his sire Galileo his fifth juvenile stakes winner of the season when winning the Listed Eyrefield Stakes at Leopardstown on Sunday, making all in the hands of Seamus Heffernan.

Mucho Macho Man wins the BC Classic as Declaration Of War close third

Filed on 3 Nov 2013 @ 08:54

Santa Anita, 2 November 2013

A blanket finish to a scintillating renewal of the Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita on Saturday saw Mucho Macho Man, trained by Katherine Ritvo and ridden by Gary Stevens, prevail from Will Take Charge, with Aidan O'Brien's Declaration Of War a close third.

Wise Dan doubles up in the Breeders' Cup Mile

Filed on 3 Nov 2013 @ 08:51

Santa Anita, 2 November 2013

Reigning Horse Of The Year Wise Dan (Wiseman's Ferry) won the Breeders' Cup Mile for the second successive season at Santa Anita on Saturday.

With regular jockey John Velazquez injured in a fall earlier on the card and undergoing emergency surgery to remove his spleen, connections turned to Jose Lezcano, who came with a late run to take command in the final 50 yards.

Magician flies home to collar The Fugue in the BC Mile

Filed on 3 Nov 2013 @ 08:47

Santa Anita, 2 November 2013

Irish 2,000 Guineas winner snatches victory to give Moore BC double

Irish 2,000 Guineas winner Magician (Galileo) came with a powerful late run under Ryan Moore to win the Breeders' Cup Turf at Santa Anita on Saturday, snatching victory from John Gosden's The Fugue. It was a double on the day for Ryan Moore, who won the earlier Filly & Mare Turf on Dank.

Dank wins the BC Filly & Mare Turf

Filed on 3 Nov 2013 @ 08:43

Santa Anita, 2 November 2013

Dansili's Beverly D winner registers Breeders' Cup triumph

Recent Beverly D Stakes winner Dank (Dansili) showed battling qualities to win the Breeders' Cup Filly And Mare Turf for Sir Michael Stoute and Ryan Moore at Santa Anita on Saturday.

Harry Topper gets up in the Charlie Hall

Filed on 2 Nov 2013 @ 16:50

Big win for Kim Bailey as Long Run trails in last

The Kim Bailey-trained Harry Topper outduelled Wayward Prince to win the bet365 Charlie Hall Chase at Weatherby on Saturday, a race that saw Long Run trail in a disappointing last.

Outsider Roi Du Mee dominates the Down Royal Champion Chase

Filed on 2 Nov 2013 @ 16:47

The Champion Chase at Down Royal on Saturday saw a dominant performance from the Gordon Elliot-trained Roi Du Mee, the outsider of six, who travelled and jumped better than his rivals, staying on as they came under pressure to win as he liked. Sizing Europe stayed on into second, while First Lieutenant faded out of contention from the third-last fence.

Side Glance wins the G1 Mackinnon for Balding

Filed on 2 Nov 2013 @ 09:25

Australia, 2 November 2013

British Group Three winner triumphs in Australia

Jamie Spencer produced an ingenious on-pace ride to get Side Glance (Passing Glance) home in front in the Group One Longines Mackinnon Stakes at Flemington on Saturday. It was Spencer’s first Group One win in Australia.

$4,000 yearling Polanski wins the Victoria Derby

Filed on 2 Nov 2013 @ 09:23

Australia, 2 November 2013

Son of Rakti triumphs at Flemington

David triumphed over Goliath on Saturday when Polanski (Rakti) claimed the $1.5 million Group One AAMI Victoria Derby at Flemington. The Robbie Laing-trained son of Rakti, who cost just $4,000 as a yearling, staved off the challenge of Complacent, a member of Sheikh Mohammed’s Darley operation, to snare Australia’s oldest classic in a dream result for Laing.

Zoustar gives Cassidy his 100th G1 win

Filed on 2 Nov 2013 @ 09:20

Australia, 2 November 2013

Coolmore Stud Stakes-winning son of Northern Meteor could head to Royal Ascot

Jimmy Cassidy became only the third jockey in Australasian history to win 100 Group One races after Zoustar (Northern Meteor) proved a class above his rivals in Saturday's Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) at Flemington.

Beholder wins the BC Distaff

Filed on 2 Nov 2013 @ 09:11

Santa Anita, 1 November 2013

Last year's Juvenile Fillies winner doubles up

The Richard Mandella-trained Beholder (Henny Hughes) ran out a wide margin winner of the Grade One Breeders' Cup Distaff at Santa Anita on Friday, taking up the running turning for home under Gary Stevens and forging clear to win in style.

Chriselliam heads redletter day for British BC raiders

Filed on 2 Nov 2013 @ 08:59

Outstrip gives Appleby his first Group One

Fillies Mile winner Chriselliam (Iffraaj) was the highlight of a successful day for British raiders at the first day of the 30th Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita on Friday. Chriselliam won the Juvenile Fillies Turf for Charlie Hills, whilst Godolphin were successful with Outstrip in the Juvenile Turf and Jo Hughes landed the Marathon with London Bridge.

Ectot wins the Criterium International

Filed on 1 Nov 2013 @ 17:44

First Group One winner for Hurricane Run

Stallion statistics: Hurricane Run

The Elie Lellouche-trained Ectot (Hurricane Run) won the four-runner Criterium International at Saint-Cloud on Friday, stretching three-quarters-of-a-length clear under Gregory Benoist to beat Godolphin's Earnshaw, trained by Andre Fabre.

Tattersalls HIT Sale concludes with slight rise in average

Filed on 1 Nov 2013 @ 10:36

Median and clearance rate both dip from last year

The Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale came to a close on Thursday with the fourth and final session resulting in 129 lots selling for 767,100 guineas at an average of 5,947 guineas and a median of 4,000 guineas.

Street Cry's Speckled wins Lingfield A-W feature

Filed on 1 Nov 2013 @ 10:31

The Listed / Choose EBF Nominated River Eden Fillies' Stakes at Lingfield on Thursday saw Godolphin celebrate a 32/1 double on the day when Speckled (Street Cry) went clear two furlongs out and was not pegged back in the straight, scoring by a length and three quarters from 100/1 chance Livia's Dream, with Phiz (8/1) a head back in third.

380,000 gns pair share top billing at Tattersalls

Filed on 31 Oct 2013 @ 08:44

Goodwood Mirage and Validus star as average rises 11%

Goodwood Mirage and Validus were the star turns on the third day of the Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale selling for 380,000 guineas apiece. Trade on the third day proved the strongest of the sale so far with 19 lots selling for 100,000 guineas or more. A total of 273 lots were sold for 8,058,600 guineas at an average of 29,519 guineas and a median of 14,000 guineas. The turnover was up 10% on the corresponding session in 2012, whilst the average and median rose 11% and 8% respectively.

The Liquidator impresses on hurdle debut

Filed on 30 Oct 2013 @ 18:09

The David Pipe-trained The Liquidator, winner of the Champion Bumper at the Punchestown Festival last season, made an impressive start to his hurdling career on Wednesday, cruising home by 11 lengths in the Get Free Bets With Novices' Hurdle at Carlisle.

Henderson targets Cheltenham with Paddy Power septet

Filed on 30 Oct 2013 @ 18:03

Jonjo O'Neill optimistic over Johns Spirit

A total of 49 entries have been received for the Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham on 16 November, with champion trainer Nicky Henderson - who won the race with Fondmort a decade ago - responsible for seven entries this year.

Queally's move sad but inevitable

Filed on 30 Oct 2013 @ 15:07

The killer blow was Prince Khalid Abdullah’s decision to recruit James Doyle as number one retained jockey. Queally would be less than human if he felt no disappointment after riding so many Group One winners for the prince, including the incomparable Frankel, of course.

Bremner sold to Hong Kong for 280,000 gns

Filed on 30 Oct 2013 @ 08:46

Average rises 2% as Tattersalls HIT Sale continues

The Kevin Ryan-trained Bremner was the top lot on the second day of the Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale at 280,000 guineas on a day where 235 lots were sold for 6,528,800 guineas. The median and the average were both up, by 14% and 2% to 16,000 guineas and 27,782 guineas respectively.

Victrix Ludorum tops Tattersalls HIT opener

Filed on 29 Oct 2013 @ 08:57

Trade dips slightly from 2012's opening session

The Richard Hannon-trained Victrix Ludorum topped Monday's opening session of the Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale at 220,000 guineas. A total of 257 lots were sold for 5,509,300 guineas, at an average of 21,437 guineas and a median of 10,000 guineas.

Tom Queally to ride as a freelance

Filed on 29 Oct 2013 @ 08:51

Tom Queally is to leave his position as stable jockey at Lady Cecil's Warren Place stables and will ride as a freelance next year.

In August, Khalid Abdullah, the principal owner at the yard, appointed James Doyle as his retained rider.

Joshua Tree wins record third Canadian International

Filed on 28 Oct 2013 @ 08:55

Woodbine, 28 October 2013

Son of Montjeu scores for Ed Dunlop and Ryan Moore

Joshua Tree (Montjeu), ridden by Ryan Moore, won a record third Pattison Canadian International Sunday at Woodbine, hanging on to defeat Hyper and Seismos in the Grade One mile and one-half turf classic.

Dylan Thomas's Tannery gets up in the EP Taylor

Filed on 28 Oct 2013 @ 08:34

Woodbine, 28 October 2013

Richard Santulli’s Tannery (Dylan Thomas), soundly ridden by Joel Rosario, outdueled Fitful Skies in the closing strides to take the Grade One E.P. Taylor Stakes by a head Sunday at Woodbine.

Just A Way dominates the Tenno Sho

Filed on 28 Oct 2013 @ 08:24

Japan, 28 October 2013

First Grade One winner for Heart's Cry

Fifth pick Just A Way (Heart's Cry) landed his first Grade One victory in this year’s Tenno Sho (Autumn) in dominating fashion on Sunday while becoming the first winner sired by Heart’s Cry (JPN, by Sunday Silence) at this level.