Racing

Silver Max ends Wise Dan's win streak in the Turf Mile

Filed on 6 Oct 2013 @ 08:37

Keeneland, 6 October 2013

Mark Bacon and Dana Wells’ Silver Max (Badge Of Silver) turned back the challenge of 2012 Horse of the Year Wise Dan at the top of the stretch to win the 28th running of the Grade Two Shadwell Turf Mile by 1 ¼ lengths.

Artemis Agrotera holds off Sweet Reason in the Frizette

Filed on 6 Oct 2013 @ 08:32

Belmont Park, 6 October 2013

Artemis Agrotera (Roman Ruler), making her second career start, held off odds-on favorite Sweet Reason by 1 ¼ lengths to win the 66th edition of the Grade One Frizette for two-year-old fillies on Saturday at Belmont Park.

Havana gives Dunkirk his first G1 winner in the Champagne

Filed on 6 Oct 2013 @ 08:28

Belmont Park, 6 October 2013

Havana (Dunkirk) took the lead midway on the far turn and held off a furious late rally from favored Honor Code on Saturday to win the 142nd running of the Grade One Foxwoods Champagne at Belmont Park by a desperate neck.

Cirrus Des Aigles wins the Prix Dollar for a historic third time

Filed on 5 Oct 2013 @ 16:20

Even Top gelding favourite for the Champion Stakes after commanding win

Cirrus Des Aigles (Even Top) returned to something approaching his best form in the Group Two Qatar Prix Dollar at Longchamp on Saturday, where he put in a commanding performance to win the race for a third time, earning favouritism for the Champion Stakes at Ascot later this month.

Valirann holds on in the Prix Chaudenay

Filed on 5 Oct 2013 @ 16:15

Half brother to Valyra steps up with Group Two win

The Group Two Qatar Prix Chaudenay at Longchamp on Saturday was won by the Aga Khan's Valirann (Nayef), who came with a strong late run under Christophe Soumillon and held off the late thrusts of Montclair and Lucky Loo.

Hot Streak bursts clear in the Cornwallis

Filed on 5 Oct 2013 @ 16:05

More Group success for Iffraaj's juveniles

The Kevin Ryan-trained Hot Streak (Iffraaj) won the Group Three BMW Cornwallis Stakes at Ascot on Saturday, bursting clear under Jamie Spencer to win by five lengths.

Guelph claims third Group One in the Flight Stakes

Filed on 5 Oct 2013 @ 08:54

Australia, 5 October 2013

Exceed And Excel filly heads to the Thousand Guineas as hot favourite

A dual Group One winner during her juvenile season, Darley's filly Guelph (Exceed And Excel) started a dominant favourite in the Group One Flight Stakes at Randwick on Saturday. With a field of only five runners attempting to stop her, Guelph absolutely dominated her peers, travelling three-wide throughout, but still had the audacity to power away and win the race by one-and-three-quarter lengths, eased down.

Happy Trails upstages favourites in the Turnbull Stakes

Filed on 5 Oct 2013 @ 08:50

Australia, 5 October 2013

Improving son of Good Journey heads to the Cox

Happy Trails (Good Journey) accounted for nine fellow Group One winners and the two favourites for the Emirates Melbourne Cup when he charged to victory in the Group One Turnbull Stakes over 2000-metres at Flemington on Saturday..

My Conquestadory wins the G1 Alcibiades

Filed on 5 Oct 2013 @ 08:33

Keeneland, 5 October 2013

Conquest Stables’ My Conquestadory overcame a troubled trip to win the 62nd running of the Grade One Darley Alcibiades for two-year-old fillies by 1 ¾ lengths over Rosalind before at Keeneland on Friday. The victory earned My Conquestadory a berth in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) to be run Nov. 2 at Santa Anita.

Novellist ruled out of the Arc with a temperature

Filed on 5 Oct 2013 @ 08:30

This season's King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes winner Novellist has been ruled out of the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp on Sunday after running a temperature.

Trainer Andreas Wohler told PA Sport: "He had a temperature this morning and it has developed even more, so there is no way we can let him travel to Paris.

Parish Hall back to winning ways in the Diamond Stakes

Filed on 5 Oct 2013 @ 08:28

Th eJim Bolger-trained Parish Hall (Teofilo) recorded his second Group victory and third at Black type level with victory in the ten-furlong Group Three Diamond Stakes at Dundalk on Friday.

Settled in second position behind market leader Afonso de Sousa, Parish Hall was asked to quicken by jockey Kevin Manning as the field turned for home and the four-year-old colt kept to his task to win by a length and a quarter.

Nichols Canyon takes Listed honours for Authorized

Filed on 5 Oct 2013 @ 08:25

The John Gosden-trained Nichols Canyon (Authorized), a three-year-old son of Authorized, became his sire's tenth individual Stakes winner when taking the Listed Noel Murless Stakes at Ascot on Friday. Always up with the pace, he challenged for the lead early in the straight with Manduro's son Greatwood, and responding generously for pressure, he prevailed by two lengths.

Montjeu colt ex Finsceal Beo sells for €2.85m at Goffs

Filed on 4 Oct 2013 @ 07:43

Orby Sale concludes with 28% rise in turnover

The Goffs Orby Sale concluded on Friday with fireworks when a colt by Montjeu out of dual Classic winner Finsceal Beo sold to MV Magnier for €2,850,000.

Meandre reinstated as Preis von Europa winner

Filed on 3 Oct 2013 @ 08:09

The Arslangirej Savujev-trained Meandre has been reinstated as the winner of the Group One Preis von Europa on appeal. The son of Slickly was first past the post in the Cologne contest, but was controversially disqualified, along with second-placed Empoli, by the local stewards, who promoted the third-placed Vif Monsieur to first place.

Raven's Pass filly tops Goffs Orby opener

Filed on 3 Oct 2013 @ 07:53

Turnover rises 11% as clearance rate hits 89%

The Goffs Orby yearling sale got underway on Wednesday with a large cast of international buyers ensuring strong trade that saw 89% of the lots offered sold. The aggregate rose by 11% to €15,484,000, though with a slightly larger catalogue than last year the average and median both dipped by 3.5%, to €87,480 and €55,000 respectively.

Dettori ruled out of Treve Arc ride with broken ankle

Filed on 3 Oct 2013 @ 07:49

Frankie Dettori has broken his ankle and will be out for the rest of the season after being unshipped from Eland Ally before the 32Red.com Handicap at Nottingham on Wednesday. Dettori had been due to ride Prix de Diane and Prix Vermeille winner Treve in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe on Sunday.

Ex Met chief to conduct internal inquiry into Sheikh Mohammed's racing empire

Filed on 3 Oct 2013 @ 07:46

Lord Stevens aims to prevent any future systemic failures

Former Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Lord Stevens is to conduct an internal inquiry into the global racing empire of Sheikh Mohammed. The move comes after former Godolphin trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni was found to have given banned anabolic steroids to 22 of his horses in April, and a conignment of veterinary products from Moorley Farm, which is owned by Sheikh Mohammed's Darley Stud Management Co Ltd and is used for training endurance horses, was seized in Newmarket in August.

Toronado and Dawn Approach set for QEII clash

Filed on 3 Oct 2013 @ 07:40

Top milers set to line up against each other for the fourth time

Toronado and Dawn Approach are both intended runners in the Group One Queen Elizabeth II Stakes on QIPCO Champions Day at Ascot later this month. The one mile Group One will be the fourth time the pair have clashed, with Dawn Approach having won the 2000 Guineas and St James's Palace Stakes, and Toronado having eclipsed Dawn Approach in the Sussex Stakes.

Racecourse agreement could deliver £5m prize money boost

Filed on 30 Sep 2013 @ 08:10

27 tracks agree to disburse agreed proportion of income

27 of Britain's racecourses are to sign a new agreement under which they will commit an agreed proportion of their income to prize money. The Horsemen's Group and the British Horseracing Authority are anticipating an uplift of almost £5 million in prize money contributions should all racecourse sign up.

In Trouble bounds clear in Belmont's Futurity

Filed on 30 Sep 2013 @ 08:01

Belmont Park, 30 september 2013

Making just his second career start, In Trouble (Tiz Wonderful) reeled in favored front-runner Corfu with a sixteenth of a mile to run and bounded to a 2 ¼-length victory in the 123rd running of the Grade Two Futurity on Sunday at Belmont Park.

My Titania the first Group winner for Sea The Stars

Filed on 29 Sep 2013 @ 17:13

Oxx-trained filly could be a Classic contender

Stallion statistics: Sea The Stars

My Titania (Sea The Stars) won the Group Three CL Weld Park Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday, quickening stylishly at the furlong marker and outbattling Chicago Girl on the run to the line to win by half a length, giving her sire Sea The Stars his first Group winner.

Dominant Beresford win for Geoffrey Chaucer

Filed on 29 Sep 2013 @ 17:09

Montjeu colt heads to the Racing Post Trophy

Stallion statistics: Montjeu

The hot favourite Geoffrey Chaucer (Montjeu) was a dominant winner of the Group Two Juddmonte Beresford Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday, travelling strongly for Joseph O'Brien before taking up the running from the long-time leader All Set To Go just over a furlong out. He stuck gamely to his task, seeing off Oklahoma City by a length and a quarter.

Shamalgan takes Group One glory in Milan

Filed on 29 Sep 2013 @ 17:06

Son of Footstepsinthesand wins the Premio Vittorio di Capua

Stallion statistics: Footstepsinthesand

French raider Shamalgan (Footstepsinthesand) ran out a comfortable winner of the Group One Premio Vittorio di Capua in Milan on Sunday.

Mucho Macho Man and Beholder give Stevens G1 double at Santa Anita

Filed on 29 Sep 2013 @ 10:15

Santa Anita, 29 September 2013

Mucho Macho Man tuned up for another try in the Breeders' Cup, winning the Grade One Awesome Again Stakes by 4¼ lengths at Santa Anita on Saturday, one of two back-to-back Grade One wins for Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens after Beholder won the Zenyatta Stakes.

Ron The Greek overpowers Jockey Club Gold Cup rivals

Filed on 29 Sep 2013 @ 10:10

Belmont Park, 29 September 2013

Little Mike wins the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic

Ron the Greek (Full Mandate), overlooked at 21-1 in a Jockey Club Gold Cup Invitational field of Grade One stars, barrelled into the lead on the far turn and pulled clear to an overpowering 6 3/4-length triumph in the 95th edition of the Grade One race on Saturday at Belmont Park.