Duramente bursts clear in the Japanese Guineas

Filed on 20 Apr 2015 @ 08:16

Japan, 20 April 2015

Duramente (King Kamehameha) bested a number of proven grade-race winners in the first leg of the three-year-old Triple Crown, the Satsuki Sho (Japanese 2000 Guineas), to claim his first Grade One title and grade-race victory.

Muhaarar strikes in the Greenham

Filed on 18 Apr 2015 @ 15:11

Oasis Dream colt wins Newbury trial in record time

The Charlie Hills-trained Muhaarar (Oasis Dream) won the Group Three Aon Greenham Stakes at Newbury on Saturday, pulling well clear in company with Estidhkaar. Ivawood disappointed, beaten a further four and a half lengths in third. Belardo was another leading juvenile of last season in the field, and he faded out of contention.

Redstart wins the Fred Darling as Tiggy Wiggy third

Filed on 18 Apr 2015 @ 15:05

Beckett lands fourth Fred Darling as Cockney Rebel records first stakes win

The Ralph Beckett-trained Redstart (Cockney Rebel) won the Group Three Dubai Duty Free Fred Darling Stakes at Newbury on Saturday, striding clear of her rivals to see off Jellicle Ball by three quarters of a length. The hot favourite Tiggy Wiggy hit a flat spot, but stayed on late on to take third.

Arab Spring takes Group race honours in the John Porter

Filed on 18 Apr 2015 @ 15:00

Son of Monsun in line for Coronation Cup run

The Sir Michael Stoute-trained Arab Spring (Monsun) won the Group Three Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise Stakes - the John Porter Stakes - at Newbury on Saturday, getting the better of Pether's Moon by a length. The favourite Romsdal was third.

Dissident lands his fifth Group One in the All Aged Stakes

Filed on 18 Apr 2015 @ 08:38

Australia, 18 April 2015

Randwick Group One double for Peter Moody

The Peter Moody-trained Dissident (Sebring) staked his claim for Australian Racehorse of the Year honours on Saturday at Randwick, outlasting a crack field in the All Aged Stakes to collect his fourth Group One of the season and fifth in all.

Star Of Seville heads for the Oaks after Newbury win

Filed on 18 Apr 2015 @ 08:32

Duke Of Marmalade filly beats the colts as Ooty Hill second

The John Gosden-trained Star Of Seville (Duke Of Marmalade) looks set to head to the Oaks after an impressive victory in the Dubai Duty Free Golf World Cup EBF Stallions Conditions Stakes at Newbury on Friday, dictating for the majority of the race under Frankie Dettori before quickening to beat Ooty Hill by three and a half lengths.

Tabor goes to 850,000gns for War Front colt

Filed on 17 Apr 2015 @ 08:10

Turnover exceeds 6.5m gns at second session of Craven Sale

A colt by War Front lit up the ring at Tattersalls on Thursday's second night of the Craven Breeze Up Sale, selling for 850,000 guineas – the second highest price at a European breeze up sale on an evening that was the highest grossing session in Britain since the breeze ups began.

Kool Kompany gives Hannon fourth consecutive Craven

Filed on 17 Apr 2015 @ 08:05

Second Group Three winner of the week for Jeremy

The Richard Hannon yard scored its fourth consecutive win in the Group Three Novae Bloodstock Insurance Craven Stakes when Kool Kompany (Jeremy) made all under a well-judged Richard Hughes ride at Newmarket on Thursday. Nafaqa was second, beaten by a length and a quarter. Mohee was third.

French Navy picks up well to win the Earl of Sefton

Filed on 17 Apr 2015 @ 08:00

Third Group winner of the season for Shamardal

Godolphin's French Navy (Shamardal) was an impressive winner of the Group Three Weatherbys General Stud Book Earl of Sefton Stakes at Newmarket on Thursday, picking up from the rear under William Buick and sweeping past his rivals to win by three-quarters of a length from Arod, with the same margin to Mondialiste in third.

Astaire makes all in the Abernant Stakes

Filed on 17 Apr 2015 @ 07:56

Son of Intense Focus heads to the Duke of York Stakes

The Kevin Ryan-trained Astaire (Intense Focus), winner of the 2013 Middle Park Stakes, made all to win the Listed Connaught Access Flooring Abernant Stakes at Newmarket on Thursday, seeing off the persistent challenge from Watchable to win by half a length under Jamie Spencer.

Canford Cliffs colt tops Craven Sale opener

Filed on 16 Apr 2015 @ 08:41

Low-key session lacks the fireworks seen in 2014

The opening day of the Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up Sale on Wednesday saw a total of 57 two-year-olds sell for 3,304,000 guineas, at an average of 80,585 guineas and a median of 65,000 guineas. The session lacked the fireworks seen last year, with a record-setting 800,000 gns topping buoyant trade.

Unbeaten Golden Horn wins the Feilden

Filed on 16 Apr 2015 @ 08:37

Son of Cape Cross holds Dante Stakes entry

The John Gosden-trained Golden Horn (Cape Cross) looked an exciting prospect when winning the Listed Feilden Stakes at Newmarket on Wednesday.

Osaila gets up in the Nell Gwyn

Filed on 16 Apr 2015 @ 08:31

Hannon hoping for 5lb improvement from Guineas candidate

Trainer Richard Hannon registered his first turf winner of the campaign when Osaila (Danehill Dancer), ridden by Frankie Dettori, outbattled Beautiful Romance and New Providence to win the Group Three Lanwades Stud Nell Gwyn Stakes at Newmarket on Friday.

Home Of The Brave wins at Newmarket as Faydhan flops

Filed on 16 Apr 2015 @ 08:31

Faydhan ruled out of the 2000 Guineas; first and thord could meet at Ascot

The Listed CSP European Free Handicap at Newmarket on Wednesday was won by the Hugo Palmer-trained Home Of The Brave (Starspangedbanner), who consigned the hot favourite Faydhan to third.

Hoppegarten Racecourse purchases historic training centre

Filed on 16 Apr 2015 @ 08:20

Plan to return training centre to glory days

Berlin-Hoppegarten racecourse has announced that it is to purchase the neighbouring historic Neuenhagen training track under an option negotiated as part of the 2008 purchase agreement of the Hoppegarten racecourse estate from the German privatisation agency BBVG.

Found the favourite as 59 Oaks entries revealed

Filed on 16 Apr 2015 @ 08:17

5m gns Al Naamah heads five entries from France

Ante-post favourite Found heads 59 entries for the premier British Classic for fillies, the Investec Oaks, at Epsom Downs on Friday, June 5. The three-year-old daughter of Galileo ended last season with a decisive victory in the Group One Prix Marcel Boussac at Longchamp in October and is the 4/1 market leader with Coral, official betting partner of the Investec Derby Festival.

Champion Hurdle principals likely to reoppose at Punchestown

Filed on 14 Apr 2015 @ 15:40

A select, top-quality field is set to line up in the Grade One Queally Group CHampion Hurdle at Punchestown on Friday, May 1. The legendary 22-time Grade One winner Hurricane Fly is likely to draw many admirers as he attempts to land a fifth running of a contest he captured from 2010 to 2013.

Pivotal's Queen's Jewel sparkles in Prix de Diane trial

Filed on 14 Apr 2015 @ 15:36

Freddy Head strengthens Classic hand in the Prix Penelope

The Group Three Prix Penelope at Saint-Cloud on Tuesday went the way of Freddy Head's Queen's Jewel (Pivotal), who ran on strongly from midfield under Maxime Guyon, extending her advantage to pass the post a length and three quarters clear of Spring Leaf, with Princess Charm taking third.

Belardo heads 11 entries for the Greenham Stakes

Filed on 14 Apr 2015 @ 08:53

European Champion Two-Year-Old Belardo (Roger Varian) heads 11 entries for the Group Three AON Greenham Stakes at Newbury on Saturday. The son of Lope De Vega ended last season with a rating of 119 following a decisive two-length victory in the Group One Dubai Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket, after which a controlling stake was purchased by Godolphin.

Punchestown 2015 entries revealed

Filed on 14 Apr 2015 @ 08:46

Many of the biggest names in Jump racing look set to line up at the 2015 Punchestown Festival, taking place from Tuesday, April 28 to Saturday, May 2, after the publication of entries for the first two days.

Mexican Gold gives Fabre Longchamp Group double

Filed on 12 Apr 2015 @ 15:33

Medaglia d'Oro filly wins the Prix de la Grotte

Trainer Andre Fabre saddled a Group double at Longchamp on Sunday, with Juddmonte homebred Mexican Gold (Medaglia d'Oro) winning the Group Three Prix de la Grotte under Vincent Cheminaud, an hour after stablemate Territories won the Prix de Fontainebleau.

Territories wins the Prix de Fontainebleau for Fabre and Godolphin

Filed on 12 Apr 2015 @ 15:29

Classic-bound son of Invincible Spirit wins under hands and heels

Godolphin's Territories (Invincible Spirit), second in the Prix Jean-Luc Lagadere last October, ran out an easy winner of the Group Three Prix De Fontainebleau over a mile on good to soft ground at Longchamp on Sunday.

Success Days wins the Ballysax as JFK third of three

Filed on 12 Apr 2015 @ 15:23

John F Kennedy pushed out to 9-1 for the Derby

The Group Three PW McGrath Memorial Ballysax Stakes at Leopardstown on Sunday was won by the Ken Condon-trained Success Days (Jeremy), consigning a tiring John F Kennedy, the Ballydoyle-trained ante-post favourite for the Derby, to third place in the three runner field.

Stormfly and Zawraq give Weld Leopardstown stakes double

Filed on 12 Apr 2015 @ 15:13

French Guineas likely for Stormfly; Zawraq a Derby candidate

Dermot Weld has his string in fine form, and saddled a treble at Leopardstwon on Sunday including a pair of stakes winners in Stormfly and Zawraq.

American Pharoah dominates the Arkansas Derby

Filed on 12 Apr 2015 @ 08:28

Oaklawn Park, 12 April 2015

Pioneerof The Nile colt quickens smartly having raced in second

Zayat Stables’ American Pharoah (Pioneerof The Nile) lived up to his 1-9 odds with an easy eight length victory in Saturday’s 79th running of the Grade One Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park on Saturday. It was the second straight Oaklawn win for the Bob Baffert-trainee, who had also won the Grade Two Rebel Stakes March 14.