Intello stamps Arc ticket with Longchamp Group Three win

Filed on 21 Sep 2013 @ 14:45

Prix du Jockey Club winner wins the Prix du Prince d'Orange

The Andre Fabre-trained Intello (Galileo) is on target for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe after an easy success in the Group Three Prix du Prince d'Orange at Longchamp on Saturday, cruising through the race under Olivier Peslier to beat Morandi by a length.

Sharestan back to winning ways in the Doonside Cup

Filed on 21 Sep 2013 @ 14:36

Stallion statistics: Shamardal

Godolphin's fine form continued at Ayr on Saturday when Sharestan (Shamardal) put a fruitless Group One campaign in Dubai last winter behind him to win the Listed William Hill - Bet On The Move Doonside Cup, seeing off the late flourish of Willie The Whipper by a neck.

Supplicant quickens to take the Mill Reef

Filed on 21 Sep 2013 @ 14:31

Fahey saddles 1-2 in Newbury Group Two

Stallion statistics: Kyllachy

Richard Fahey saddled the first two home in the Group Two Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury on Saturday as Supplicant (Kyllachy) showed a good turn of foot to take the lead, quickening clear to beat Rufford.

Streama gets up in the George Main Stakes

Filed on 21 Sep 2013 @ 08:49

Australia, 21 September 2013

The Guy Walter-trained Streama (Stratum) registered a narrow win in the Group One George Main Stakes at Royal Randwick on Saturday, holding off the fast-finishing Royal Descent, with Veyron clinging on for third.

It's A Dundeel beats Atlantic Jewel in the Underwood

Filed on 21 Sep 2013 @ 08:46

Australia, 21 September 2013

Fifth Group One win for son of High Chaparral

It’s A Dundeel (High Chaparral) became the first horse to beat Atlantic Jewel after the four-year-old came out on top at the end of an epic battle in today’s Group One Hyland Race Colours Underwood Stakes (1800m).

Broken Vow filly tops penultimate session at Keeneland

Filed on 21 Sep 2013 @ 08:42

Keeneland, 21 September 2013

The strong pace shown at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale so far kept up during during Friday’s 11th session as 236 yearlings were sold for $4,103,000, up 127.3 percent from the 11th session last year, which marked the final day of the 2012 sale. The average price of $17,386 was 40.6 percent above last year’s $12,363, while the median price of $12,000 rose 20 percent from $10,000 in 2012.

New Approach colt tops SGA Sale at €200,000

Filed on 21 Sep 2013 @ 08:35

Average dips 10.5% as three lots sell for six figure prices

The SGA Yearling Sale took place in Milan on Friday, with a colt by New Approach taking centre stage when selling to Darley for €200,000. The colt, named Perche, is a half brother to the Italian stakes winners Permesso (who was second in the Italian Derby) and Urgente and was consigned by Razza Del Sole.

Tawhid registers Newbury Listed win

Filed on 20 Sep 2013 @ 16:40

Stallion statistics: Invincible Spirit

Godolphin's Tawhid (Invincible Spirit) won the Listed Dubai Duty Free Cup at Newbury on Friday, asserting in the final furlong under Silvestre de Sousa to beat Enrol by two and a half lengths.

Cirrus des Aigles returns to winning ways at Maisons-Laffitte

Filed on 20 Sep 2013 @ 16:21

Seven year old lands Group Three by two and a half lengths

Multiple Group One winner Cirrus des Aigles (Even Top) hadn't won in four starts this season when lining up in the Group Three La Coupe de Maisons-Laffitte on Friday, but bounced back to winning ways, dictating terms in front under Christophe Soumillon and seeing off Smoking Sun before surging clear to beat Vally Jem by two and a half lengths.

Keeneland continues with strong trade in Book 3

Filed on 20 Sep 2013 @ 15:49

Keeneland, 20 September 2013

Thursday's 10th session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale saw strong trade continue, headed by colts each of which brought a top price of $160,000. During the session, 291 horses sold for $9,038,600, a 129.6 percent increase over the gross of $3,937,500 from the corresponding session last year. The average price of $31,060 was 77.5 percent above last year’s $17,500, and the median price of $25,000 was up 78.6 percent from $14,000 in 2012. At this point last year, only one session remained in the sale.

Al Kazeem to stand at the Royal Studs from 2014

Filed on 19 Sep 2013 @ 08:02

Three-time Group One winner Al Kazeem (Dubawi) is to retire to the Royal Studs in Sandringham for the 2014 covering season. A fee has yet to be set.

The five-year-old son of Dubawi is set to run in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe next month as the culmination of a season that has seen him win the Tattersalls Gold Cup, Prince of Wales's Stakes and the Coral-Eclipse.

Penitent unbeaten at Sandown after Fortune win

Filed on 18 Sep 2013 @ 17:32

Stallion statistics: Kyllachy

The David O'Meara-trained Penitent (Kyllachy) retained his perfect record at Sandown when winning the Listed Fortune Stakes on Wednesday, making all under Danny Tudhope to come home a length and a quarter ahead of Boomshackerlacker.

Afleet Alex colt tops eighth session at Keeneland

Filed on 18 Sep 2013 @ 14:55

Keeneland, 18 September 2013

Brisk trade from scores of domestic and overseas buyers fuelled double-digit increases in gross, average and median prices at Tuesday's eighth session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

A Prix Foy Orfevre could hardly lose

Filed on 17 Sep 2013 @ 12:36

The feeling of déjà vu is unmistakeable. It’s Orfevre time again as the wonderfully gifted scallywag moves to the head of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe market following his easy victory in the Qatar Prix Foy. This may well be Japan’s year because, all being well, Prix Niel victor Kizuna will be joining him in the line-up on October 6.

Dunaden and Green Moon head Melbourne Cup weights

Filed on 17 Sep 2013 @ 08:49

Australia, 17 September 2013

Mount Athos allotted same weight as last year

French star Dunaden is likely to carry the number one saddlecloth in the Emirates Melbourne Cup for the second year running after again being allotted topweight for ‘the race that stops a nation’. The winner of the 2011 Cup when carrying 54.5kg, the Mikel Delzangles-trained eight-year-old has been given 58.5kg for the coveted 3200-metre handicap at Flemington on 5 November.

Keeneland surpasses 2012 aggregate with five days remaining

Filed on 17 Sep 2013 @ 08:45

Keeneland, 17 September 2013

Stormy Atlantic colt tops Monday's session

The robust demand for racehorses continued on Monday during the seventh session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. With five days remaining, aggregate sales of $236,874,000 are at their highest point since 2008. The 292 yearlings sold Monday brought $19,952,000 to push the cumulative total so far to $236,874,000. That figure surpasses the $219,781,500 grossed last year and marks the highest total since 2008, when the aggregate reached $327,999,100.

Wise Dan wins the Woodbine Mile in record time

Filed on 16 Sep 2013 @ 08:01

Woodbine Park, 16 September 2013

Reigning Horse of the Year unbeaten in five starts this year

Morton Fink’s homebred Wise Dan (Wiseman's Ferry), the prohibitive 1-5 favourite, zipped to victory in track record time of 1:31.75 in Sunday's Grade One Ricoh Woodbine Mile. Ridden by John Velazquez, who notched his record fourth Mile, tracked the tempo setters Excaper and Dimension through fractions of :23.15 and :45.44, before closing three-wide over a firm E.P. Taylor Turf Course, with three-sixteenths of a mile to run.

Unbeaten Toormore makes all in the National Stakes

Filed on 16 Sep 2013 @ 07:56

The Richard Hannon-trained Toormore (Arakan) remains unbeaten after an impressive victory in the Group One Goffs Vincent O'Brien National Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday, where he showed a good turn of foot at the furlong marker to beat Group One winner Sudirman, with Giovanni Boldini third.

Maxios storms five lengths clear in the Moulin

Filed on 16 Sep 2013 @ 07:53

The Jonathan Pease-trained Maxios (Monsun), winner of the Group One Prix d'Ispahan earlier this season, ran out an impressive winner of the Qatar Prix du Moulin de Longchamp on Sunday, showing plenty of speed on his drop back to a mile to beat Olympic Glory by five lengths.

Voleuse de Coeurs powers clear in the Irish St Leger

Filed on 16 Sep 2013 @ 07:49

Staying Group One winner for Teofilo

The Dermot Weld-trained Voleuse De Coeurs (Teofilo) won the Group One GAIN Irish St Leger at the Curragh on Sunday, powering six lengths clear under Chris Hayes to give her trainer his seventh win in the race. Godolphin's Ahzeemah finished second with Saddler's Rock third.

Orfevre saunters to Prix Foy win

Filed on 15 Sep 2013 @ 15:10

Last year's Arc second repeats trial win

Japanese raider Orfevre (Stay Gold) registered back-to-back victories in the Qatar Prix Foy at Longchamp on Sunday, sauntering to victory under Christophe Soumillon to beat Very Nice Name in second and Pirika in third.

Treve impresses in the Prix Vermeille

Filed on 15 Sep 2013 @ 14:25

The impressive Prix de Diane winner Treve (Motivator) returned to action in the Group One Qatar Prix Vermeille at Longchamp on Sunday, showing her telling turn of foot once again, weaving her way through runners in the straight to give jockey Frankie Dettori his first Group One win since his return to riding. Wild Coco took second and Tasaday was third.

Japanese Derby winner Kizuna gets up in the Prix Niel

Filed on 15 Sep 2013 @ 14:21

Son of Deep Impact outbattles Ruler Ogf The World

This season's Japanese Derby winner Kizuna (Deep Impact) clung on from the fast-finishing Epsom Derby hero Ruler Of The Wolrd to get the verdict in the Group Two Qatar Prix Niel at Longchamp on Sunday. The Andre Fabre-trained Ocovango was third, with his stablemate Flintshire only fourth.

Tapit filly on top as Keeneland resumes selling

Filed on 15 Sep 2013 @ 09:41

Keeneland, 15 September 2013

Strong trade continues as Book 2 opens

After a day off, the Keeneland September Yearling Sale resumed on Saturday with the continuation of strong sales that marked the opening four sessions of the sale. A total of 280 yearlings sold on Saturday for $35,308,000, for an average of $126,100 and a median of $112,500. “I think the sale continued as we had hoped,” Keeneland Director of Sales Geoffrey Russell said. “The format of Book 1 left a lot of buyers unable to fulfill their orders, and they came out swinging today. The consistency of the prices was very, very strong.

Literato's Alterite wins the G1 Garden City

Filed on 15 Sep 2013 @ 09:38

Belmont Park, 15 September 2013

Saint-Alary second makes winning American debut

Making her North American debut, Martin Schwartz's Alterite (Literato) rallied behind moderate fractions to catch favored leader Discreet Marq in deep stretch and pull clear to win the Grade One Garden City on Saturday at Belmont Park.