Racing

Teofilo's Round Two trounces Marble Hill rivals

Filed on 24 May 2015 @ 08:22

Bolger homebred heads to the Coventry Stakes

The Jim Bolger-trained Round Two (Teofilo) remained unbeaten when impressively on Saturday winning the Listed Marble Hill Stakes at the Curragh. Making his second start after a debut triumph at Naas less than a fortnight ago, he was always going well and only had to be nudged out to record a two length triumph. He will likely next head to Royal Ascot for the G2 Coventry Stakes.

Storm The Stars makes all in the Cocked Hat Stakes

Filed on 23 May 2015 @ 09:00

Sea The Stars colt could be aimed at the St Leger

The William Haggas-trained Storm The Stars (Sea The Stars) made virtually all the running under Pat Cosgrave to win the Listed Casco EBF Stallions Cocked Hat Stakes at Goodwood on Friday, seeing off Godolphin's Best Of Times by a length and a half.

Dubawi's Lady Of Dubai impresses in the Height Of Fashion

Filed on 21 May 2015 @ 16:27

Goodwood winner could head to the Oaks after Listed win

The Luca Cumani-trained Lady Of Dubai (Dubawi) could head to the Oaks at Epsom in a fortnight after an impressive victory in the Listed Bibendum Height Of Fashion Stakes at Goodwood on Thursday, where she quickened smartly clear of her rivals, passing the post three and a quarter lengths clear of Encore L'Amour. Jellicle Ball was third.

Jack Hobbs to race in the colours of Godolphin

Filed on 21 May 2015 @ 07:08

Godolphin have bought into the partnership that owns Dante Stakes runner-up Jack Hobbs, and the son of Halling will now race in the royal blue colours of Sheikh Mohammed's operation. He will remain in training with John Gosden at Newmarket.

American Pharoah to stand at Coolmore on retirement

Filed on 21 May 2015 @ 07:05

Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner American Pharoah will stand at Coolmore's Ashford Stud in Kentucky when he retires from racing.

The son of Pioneerof The Nile is owned by Zayat Stables and they have confirmed Ashford have acquired the breeding rights of the colt.

Legatissimo heads 25 remaining in the Oaks

Filed on 21 May 2015 @ 07:02

There are 25 three-year-old fillies going forward for the Investec Oaks on Friday 5 June 2015, headed by Legatissimo (David Wachman IRE), who is the 7/2 favourite with Coral. The daughter of Danehill Dancer landed the the QIPCO 1000 Guineas over a mile at Newmarket on May 3, and looks set to try and become the 48th filly to complete the Newmarket/Epsom Downs Classic double.

Gleneagles heads Irish 2,000 Guineas entries

Filed on 20 May 2015 @ 07:52

Strong entry for the Tattersalls Gold Cup on Curragh Classic weekend

Aidan O’Brien’s Gleneagles will bid to become the fourth horse this century to complete the English and Irish 2,000 Guineas double in Saturday’s Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas.

Don Cossack highest rated jumps horse of the season

Filed on 20 May 2015 @ 07:47

Faugheen the top-rated hurdler of 2014-15

Don Cossack has been announced as the highest rated Jumps horse of the 2014/15 season. The Gordon Elliot-trained Chaser achieved a rating of 175 in two categories, both the 3-mile-plus Chasing division for his impressive success in the Bibby Financial Services Ireland Punchestown Gold Cup, and the 2 ½-mile Chasing division for his rout of the field in the Betfred Melling Chase at Aintree. This resulted in Don Cossack being named Classification Champion in both categories.

Unbeaten Goldstream wins the Italian derby

Filed on 18 May 2015 @ 07:03

Guineas-winning filly Sound Of Freedom takes second

Trainer Stefano Botti saddled the first three in Sunday's Group Two Derby Italiano at Rome, with the unbeaten Martino Alonso colt Goldstream (Martino Alonso) progressing from his impressive victory in the Listed Premio Botticelli this spring to come out on top.

Sea The Stars' Quasillo impresses in the Bavarian Classic

Filed on 18 May 2015 @ 06:59

German Derby the aim for unbeaten colt

The Andreas Wohler-trained Quasillo (Sea The Stars) made it two wins from two starts when surging clear to register an emphatic victory in the Group Three Bavarian Classic at Hannover on Sunday.

Forgotten Rules heads to Ascot with unbeaten record intact

Filed on 18 May 2015 @ 06:55

The Dermot Weld-trained Forgotten Rules (Nayef) maintained his unbeaten record when winning the Group Three Coolmore Vintage Crop Stakes at Navan on Sunday, solidfying his position at the head of the Gold Cup market when beating Jom Bolger's Answered on his first start for 211 days.

Dan Excel repeats in the Singapore Cup

Filed on 18 May 2015 @ 06:50

Singapore, 17 May 2015

Son of Shamardal could head to the Sussex Stakes

The John Moore-trained Dan Excel (Shamardal) stole a march on his rivals to snare the Group One Singapore Airlines International Cup (2000m) for the second consecutive year at Kranji on Sunday.

American Pharoah romps home in the Preakness Stakes

Filed on 17 May 2015 @ 07:47

Pimlico, 17 May 2015

Son of Pioneerof The Nile to bid for the Triple Crown at Belmont

Zayat Stables’ American Pharoah (Pioneerof The Nile) romped over the sloppy track at Pimlico Race Course to register a seven-length victory in Saturday’s 140th Preakness Stakes (G1), earning an opportunity to make a bid for a Triple Crown sweep in three weeks' time.

Night Of Thunder wins the Lockinge

Filed on 16 May 2015 @ 16:30

James Doyle delivers a Group One winner for Godolphin

Last season's 2000 Guineas winner Night Of Thunder (Dubawi) registered his first win since his Classic triumph over Kingman when running out an impressive winner of the Group One Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes at Newbury on Saturday, beating his stablemate Toormore. Arod was third, on his drop down to a mile from a middle distance campaign last year.

Telescope heads Newbury five-timer for Ryan Moore

Filed on 16 May 2015 @ 16:23

Last year's Hardwicke winner Telescope (Galileo) returned to winning ways at Newbury on Saturday when cantering to a six lengths victory in the Listed Aston Park Stakes. The win was one of five on the card for jockey Ryan Moore.

Tupi lowers Newmarket track record in the Charles II Stakes

Filed on 16 May 2015 @ 16:20

The Richard Hannon-trained Tupi (Tamayuz) won the Listed King Charles II Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday in track reocrd time, giving 19 year old rider Cam Hardie the biggest winner of his career to date.

Sperry shows classy turn of foot for York Listed win

Filed on 15 May 2015 @ 15:09

The John Gosden-trained Sperry (Shamardal) showed more than a hint of class when quickening to an impressive victory in the Listed Longines Irish Champions Weekend Fillies' Stakes (Registered As The Michael Seely Memorial Stakes) over a mile at York on Friday.

Snow Sky outduels Brown Panther in the Yorkshire Cup

Filed on 15 May 2015 @ 14:25

Melbourne Cup possible for son of Nayef

The Group Two Yorkshire Cup at York on Tuesday was won by the Sir Michael Stoute-trained Snow Sky (Nayef), but the four year old had to dig deep to repel the persistent challenge from seven year old Brown Panther, who was beaten just quarter of a length, despite carrying a 5lb penalty.

Delizia pulls clear in the Marygate Stakes

Filed on 15 May 2015 @ 13:38

Dark Angel filly unlikely to run in the Queen Mary

The Mark Johnston-trained Delizia (Dark Angel) won the Listed Marygate Fillies' Stakes at York on Friday, pulling takingly clear of her rivals under Silvestre de Souza to beat Silk Bow by a length and a half.

Record field of 18 declared for the Lockinge

Filed on 14 May 2015 @ 14:44

The Group One Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes has attracted a record field of 18 for the 2015 renewal at Newbury on Saturday. The previous highest number of runners for the famous mile contest was 15 in 2004. This year's renewal of the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes boasts record prize money of £350,000.

Golden Horn powers to Dante Stakes victory

Filed on 14 May 2015 @ 14:34

Cape Cross colt currently engaged at Chantilly as first three at York draw well clear

The Group Two Betfred Dante Stakes at York on Thursday saw John Gosden saddle the first two home, with Golden Horn (Cape Cross) powering to victory ahead of Jack Hobbs, with Racing Post Trophy winner Elm Park third, well clear of the remainder.

Secret Gesture makes all in the Middleton for first Group win

Filed on 14 May 2015 @ 13:53

Pretty Polly the target for Galileo filly

The Ralph Beckett-trained Secret Gesture (Galileo), after a string of impressive runs in Pattern company, finally recorded her first win at Group level when making all to win the Group Two Middleton Stakes at York on Thursday.

Star Of Seville clings on in the Musidora Stakes

Filed on 13 May 2015 @ 14:58

Together Forever gets to within a head of the winner in Oaks trial

The John Gosden-trained Star Of Seville (Duke Of Marmalade) was sent off the odds-on favourite for the Group Three Tattersalls Musidora Stakes at York on Wednesday, and her supporters would have had few anxieties two furlongs from home as the filly had looked to have galloped her rivals into the ground, opening up a sizeable advantage under Frankie Dettori.

Glass Office grabs Duke of York glory

Filed on 13 May 2015 @ 14:18

The David Simcock-trained Glass Office (Verglas) came with a late run to grab the spoils in a tight finish to the Group Two Duke of York Clipper Logistics Stakes at York on Wednesday, collaring the three-year-old Mattmu, who ran a fine race in second.

Mahsoob shows blistering turn of foot at York

Filed on 13 May 2015 @ 14:10

Hardwicke the likely target for son of Dansili

The John Gosden-trained Mahsoob (Dansili) looks set to make his mark in Pattern company later in the season after showing a blistering turn of foot to sweep past his rivals in the 888Sport Stakes at York on Wednesday.