Heeraat steps up with Hackwood victory

Filed on 20 Jul 2013 @ 16:24

Son of Dark Angel wins Newbury Group Three

Stallion statistics: Dark Angel

The William Haggas-trained Heeraat (Dark Angel) registered his first Pattern race success when winning the Group Three GT Exhibitions Hackwood Stakes at Newbury on Saturday, running on well under Paul Hanagan to beat Hamza by a length and a quarter. The favourite Krypton Factor was third.

Waila impresses in Aphrodite romp

Filed on 20 Jul 2013 @ 16:21

Stallion statistics: Notnowcato

The Listed Newsells Park Stud Aphrodite Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday saw an impressive performance from Notnowcato filly Waila (Notnowcato), who surged clear under Ryan Moore after being produced with two furlongs to travel.

Saratoga opens with Schuylerville dead heat

Filed on 20 Jul 2013 @ 15:41

Saratoga, 20 July 2013

Brazen Persuasion (Indian Charlie) and Bahnah (Elusive Quality) hit the wire as one after a fierce battle through the final yards for a dead-heat victory in the 95th running of the Grade Three Schuylerville for two-year-old fillies, one of two opening day stakes for the 150th anniversary meet at Saratoga Race Course.

Wonderfully boosts Albany form again with Silver Flash win

Filed on 19 Jul 2013 @ 07:44

Galileo filly heads O'Brien 1-2 in Leopardstown Group Three

The Aidan O'Brien-trained Wonderfully (Galileo) won the Group Three Silver Flash Stakes at Leopardstown on Thursday, making all under Joseph O'Brien to beat stablemate Perhaps by a length.

Telescope makes winning return at Leicester

Filed on 18 Jul 2013 @ 15:52

The Sir Michael Stoute-trained Telescope made a winning reappearnce at Leicester on Thursday as he dominated the At The Races Sky 415 Conditions Stakes, winning by 24 lengths. The son of Galileo missed this season's early Classics due to recurrent setbacks.

Trading Leather on course for the King George

Filed on 18 Jul 2013 @ 15:50

King Edward VII Stakes winner Hillstar could be supplemented

Irish Derby winner Trading Leather is on course for a tilt at the Group One King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Sponsored by Betfair) over a mile and a half at Ascot on Saturday, July 27.

Stewards right to leave Falmouth result unaltered

Filed on 17 Jul 2013 @ 10:32

The controversial finish to the Falmouth Stakes brought back a memory or two, divided race-watchers down the middle and offered Channel 4 viewers a seat in the stalls at the stewards’ inquiry. Add to that the forthright views of the broadcasters themselves and it was riveting entertainment.

Snow Fairy retired after recurrence of tendon injury

Filed on 16 Jul 2013 @ 12:46

Globetrotting superstar to visit Elusive Pimpernel in 2014

Globetrotting star mare Snow Fairy (Intikhab) has been retired from racing after a recurrence of a tendon injury in her near fore.

Novellist aims to give Germany back to back King George success

Filed on 16 Jul 2013 @ 12:43

The Andreas Wohler-trained Novellist (Monsun) is an intended runner in the Group One King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Sponsored by Betfair) at Ascot a the end of the month, where he will bid to follow in the footsteps of Danedream 12 months ago in lifting the prize for Germany.

Desert Party filly tops F-T July Yearling Sale

Filed on 16 Jul 2013 @ 08:01

Kentucky, 16 July 2013

Inaugural HIT segment adds to strong trade

The northern hemisphere yearling sale season got off to a strong start on Monday with the Fasig-Tipton July Yearling Sale registering across-the-board gains, with an inaugural Summer Horses of Racing Age Sale adding to the one day sale's success. Overall, 163 yearlings sold for $14,635,000, compared to 189 grossing $15,364,000 last year. The average rose by 10.4% to $89,785, while the median rose 20% to $72,000. The buy-back rate of 26.6% was down from 33.2% in

The Desert Party filly fetched the highest price at the July sale since 2006

The top yearling was a Desert Party filly that sold to Nat Rea's Regis Farms for $460,000, while Grade One winner Starship Truffles set the pace at the Horses of Racing Age sale when she went to Castleton Lyons for $1 million.

"Those two sales complemented each other probably better than we could have hoped for going in," said Fasig-Tipton president Boyd Browning Jr. "There was a few doubting Thomases who said, 'You'll pull money out of the yearling market if you have the racing age sale,' but we had people here from the first horse to the very last horse.

Dawn Approach v Toronado: connections' view

Filed on 15 Jul 2013 @ 17:15

Crack milers set to renew rivalry in the Sussex Stakes

Dawn Approach and Toronado are set to renew their rivalry in the Group One QIPCO Sussex Stakes at Glorious Goodwood on Wednesday, July 31 and both camps are talking about victory at Goodwood.

Sky Lantern connections to appeal Falmouth result

Filed on 15 Jul 2013 @ 15:56

The result of last Friday's Group One Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes is to be appealed after connections of the second-placed horse Sky Lantern decided to appeal the decision of the Newmarket stewards to leave the result unaltered after the winner Elusive Kate hung left across the track, taking Sky Lantern with her.

Sea Siren gives Fastnet Rock first European stakes winner

Filed on 15 Jul 2013 @ 08:22

Three-time Group One winner Sea Siren (Fastnet Rock) won on her Irish debut when scoring at Fairyhouse on Sunday, giving her sire Fastnet Rock his first European stakes winner. The Australian-bred mare recently joined Aidan O’Brien’s Ballydoyle stable and took the Listed Belgrave Stakes with the minimum of fuss on her debut for her new trainer.

Emollient wins the American Oaks on turf debut

Filed on 15 Jul 2013 @ 08:19

Hollywood Park, 14 July 2013

Juddmonte homebred adds second Grade One to her tally

Favored Emollient (Empire Maker) made an extremely successful turf debut, winning the Grade One American Oaks on Saturday at Betfair Hollywood Park. Making her first start since failing at 4-5 in the Grade Two Black Eyed Susan May 17 at Pimlico, Emollient fought off Emotional Kitten, another shipper, through the stretch to win by a half-length.

Boisterous lands first Grade One in the Man O' War

Filed on 15 Jul 2013 @ 08:12

Belmont Park, 14 July 2013

Son of Distorted Humor makes hay in Point Of Entry's absence

With his injured stablemate Point of Entry on the sidelines, Boisterous (Distorted Humor) made the most of the opportunity by winning the 55th running of the Grade One Man o’ War on Saturday at Belmont Park.

Flintshire impresses in the Grand Prix de Paris

Filed on 15 Jul 2013 @ 07:42

12th win in Longchamp Group One for Fabre

The Andre Fabre-trained Flintshire (Dansili) stamped himself a leading contender for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe when winning the Group One Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris at Longchamp on Saturday, giving his sire Dansili his third win in the race.

Lethal Force makes all in the July Cup

Filed on 15 Jul 2013 @ 07:38

Dark Angel colt shows himself the dominant force in European sprinting

The Clive Cox-trained Lethal Force (Dark Angel) made all the running to win the Group One Darley July Cup at Newmarket on Saturday in a time that beat the track record set by Stravinsky.

Elusive Kate denies Sky Lantern in the Falmouth

Filed on 12 Jul 2013 @ 14:17

Stallion statistics: Elusive Quality

The John Gosden-trained Elusive Kate (Elusive Quality) made all to win the Group One Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket on Friday, denying 1000 Guineas and Coronation Stakes winner Sky Lantern - but it took a lengthy stewards' enquiry to confirm the result, as the winner had hung badly left, taking Sky Lantern with her.

Lucky Kristale quickens clear in the Cherry Hinton

Filed on 12 Jul 2013 @ 13:34

Margason-trained filly impressive in Newmarket Group Two

Stallion statistics: Lucky Story

The George Margarson-trained Lucky Kristale (Lucky Story) was an impressive winner of the Group Two Duchess of Cambridge Stakes at Newmarket on Friday, quickening stylishly from the rear under Tom Queally to dispatch a strong field and earn a 20-1 quote for the 1000 Guineas.

Qatari buyers to the fore again as Durand tops Tatts day two

Filed on 12 Jul 2013 @ 08:02

Average rises 30% at the July Sale

The Tattersalls July Sale continued on Wednesday with Durand another purchase heading for Qatar after topping proceedings at 260,000 guineas. Five of the top seven lots so far are bound for the emirate. Overall, the day saw 126 lots sold for 2,276,300 guineas and a clearance of 89%. The turnover for the day was up 20% to 2,276,300 guineas whilst the average and median rose 30% and 29% to 18,066 guineas and 9,000 guineas respectively.

Universal makes all in the Princess of Wales's

Filed on 11 Jul 2013 @ 14:04

Johnston eyeing international targets for son of Dubawi

Stallion statistics: Dubawi

The Mark Johnston-trained Universal (Dubawi) claimed his second victory at Group Two level when making all the running under Joe Fanning to win the Group Two Princess of Wales's Stakes at Newmarket on Thursday. The four year old stayed on strongly to see off all his challengers, with Ahzeemah best of the rest two and a half lengths adrift.

Anjaal runs on for July Stakes glory

Filed on 11 Jul 2013 @ 13:58

Dewhurst a possible target for Bahamian Bounty colt

Stallion statistics: Bahamian Bounty

The Richard Hannon-trained Anjaal (Bahamian Bounty) ran on strongly to win the Group Two Portland Place Properties July Stakes at Newmarket on Thursday, denying Godolphin's Figure Of Speech, who ran on eyecatchingly from the rear.

Feel Like Dancing prevails in the Bahrain Trophy

Filed on 11 Jul 2013 @ 13:02

Stallion statistics: Galileo

The John Gosden-trained Feel Like Dancing (Galileo) looks set to run in the St Leger after coming out on top in a tactical running of the Group Three Bahrain Trophy, the opening contest at Newmarket's July meeting on Thursday.

Oklahoma City takes Naas maiden by 13 lengths

Filed on 11 Jul 2013 @ 08:21

Oasis dream colt impresses as O'Brien lands five-timer

Trainer Aidan O'Brien registered a five-timer at Naas on Wednesday, with Oasis Dream colt Oklahoma City the most impressive winner of the quintet when winning the Irish Stallion Farms EBF (C & G) Maiden by 13 lengths under Joseph O'Brien.

Miblish takes centre stage at July Sale opener

Filed on 11 Jul 2013 @ 08:16

Average rises 72% as July Sale gets underway

The Tattersalls July Sale started in strong fashion on Wednesday with the Clive Brittain-trained Miblish selling for 250,000 guineas on a day where turnover more than doubled and the average and median rose 72% and 11% respectively. A total of 176 lots were sold for 2,819,600 guineas which was the highest turnover on the opening day since 2008. The average was 16,020 guineas and the median 6,100 guineas whilst the clearance rate was an excellent 84%.