Kiwi raider Rising Romance emphatic in the Australian Oaks

Filed on 19 Apr 2014 @ 07:48

Australia, 19 April 2014

An outstanding ride by James McDonald paved the way for Kiwi filly Rising Romance (Ekraar) to score an emphatic win in the $1million Seven News Australian Oaks (2400m) at Royal Randwick on Saturday.

Waterhouse on top as Montjeu's The Offer dominates the Sydney Cup

Filed on 19 Apr 2014 @ 07:46

Australia, 19 April 2014

Son of Montjeu to be aimed at the Melbourne Cup

Tommy Berry and Gai Waterhouse have combined again for an emphatic win in the Group One 3200m Schweppes Sydney Cup with The Offer (Montjeu).

Diamond Drille gets up in the Queen Of The Turf

Filed on 19 Apr 2014 @ 07:43

Australia, 19 April 2014

Australia's Queen of racing, Gai Waterhouse trained the winner of the Group One Queen of the Turf Stakes, Diamond Drille (Al Maher), on Saturday's second day of The Championships at Randwick. Running in the colours made famous by Pierro, jockey Tommy Berry settled Diamond Drille ($41) mid-field while Solicit and Recite took up the running.

Ertijaal enters Guineas picture with Lingfield Good Friday win

Filed on 19 Apr 2014 @ 07:36

Lingfield attracts record crowd to All Weather Championships

The William Haggas-trained Ertijaal (Oasis Dream) won the 32Red All-Weather 3 Year Old Championships at Lingfield on Good Friday, earning a possible run in the 2000 Guineas at the inaugural All Weather Championships, that attracted a record crowd of 9000 to Lingfield.

War Front colt tops record-breaking Craven Sale

Filed on 19 Apr 2014 @ 07:19

Breeze-Up record broken again as Mocklershill-consigned colt sells for 1.15m gns

Just 24 hours after an 800,000 gns High Chaparral colt had set a new European Record for a breeze up, the high water mark was moved again when the War Front colt from Willie Browne’s Mocklershill was sold for 1,150,000 guineas.

Toormore beats The Grey Gatsby to land the Craven

Filed on 19 Apr 2014 @ 07:10

Kingman the one to beat in the Guineas on trial evidence

Last season's champion juvenile Toormore (Arakan) made most of the running to win the Group Three Novae Bloodstock Insurance Craven Stakes at Newmarket on Thursday, but his two length defeat of The Grey Gatsby - a York maiden winner, twice placed in juvenile Pattern company - failed to set the world alight. The son of Arakan was lengthened in the betting for next month's 2000 Guineas, for which Greenham Stakes winner Kingman is the hot favourite.

800,000 gns High Chaparral colt sets new Tattersalls breeze up record

Filed on 17 Apr 2014 @ 08:40

The European Breeze-Up record was broken on Wednesday at The Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up Sale. The record was smashed for the second straight year when Ross Doyle secured lot 44 (by High Chaparral out of the Pivotal mare Abunai) on behalf of Al Shaqab Racing.

True Story storms to Feilden success

Filed on 16 Apr 2014 @ 15:58

The Saeed bin Suroor-trained Truse Story (Manduro), off the track since winning a Newmarket maiden last July, ran out a dominant winner of the Listed Feilden Stakes at Newmarket on Wednesday, pulling

Sandiva takes Nell Gwyn honours

Filed on 16 Apr 2014 @ 15:25

The Richard Fahey-trained Sandiva (Footstepsinthesand) got her Classic campaign off to a winning start when landing the Group Three Nell Gwyn Stakes at Newmarket on Wednesday, beating Euro Charline by half a length, with Majeyda third.

Shifting Power gets up in the European Free Handicap

Filed on 16 Apr 2014 @ 15:20

The Richard Hannon-trained Shifting Power (Compton Place) maintained his unbeten record when getting up to win the Listed European Free Handicap at Newmarket on Wednesday, beating Mushir by a head, wi

Italian racing to be removed from the European Pattern

Filed on 16 Apr 2014 @ 15:15

Italy is to be removed from the European Pattern with effect from January next year as a result of continuing problems in the payment of outstanding prize-money.

A final ultimatum from the European Pattern Committee had been presented to the authorities stipulating certain conditions in relation to the payment of prize-money including the payment of all arrears by the end of March 2014.

Ectot sees off Karakontie in the Prix de Fontainebleau

Filed on 13 Apr 2014 @ 17:00

Ectot (Hurricane Run) saw off Prix Jean Luc Lagadere winner Karakontie to win the Prix de Fontainebleau at Longchamp on Sunday. The Elie Lellouche-trained Ectot was added to the Investec Derby field at a cost of £8,000 last week.

Deep Impact's Harp Star wins the Japanese 1000 Guineas

Filed on 13 Apr 2014 @ 16:55

Heavily favored Harp Star (Deep Impact) charged home to register her first Grade One and third grade-race triumph in this year’s Oka Sho (Japanese 1000 Guineas) on Sunday over rival Red Reveur by a neck, tied with the fastest race record time of 1:33.3.

Kingman storms clear for authoritative Greenham win

Filed on 13 Apr 2014 @ 16:46

The John Gosden-trained Kingman (Invincible Spirit) warmed up for the QIPCO 2000 Guineas with a hugely impressive win in the Group Three Aon Greenham Stakes at Newbury as he stormed four and a half lengths clear of a strong field.

Fascinating Rock enters the Derby picture for Fastnet Rock

Filed on 13 Apr 2014 @ 16:41

Australian sire sensation Fastent Rock looks to have a live European Classic contender in Fascinating Rock (Fastnet Rock) following the colt’s Group Three Ballysax Stakes win at Navan on Saturday.

J Wonder cosy in the Fred Darling Stakes

Filed on 13 Apr 2014 @ 16:39

J Wonder (Footstepsinthesand) stormed clear of a classy field to show off her Classic credentials when winning the Group Three Fred Darling Stakes at Newbury on Saturday. Andrew Rosen’s Footstepsinthesand filly has now won three of her four starts and trainer Brian Meehan will next run her in either the G1 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket or the French equivalent.

Peggy Jean wins the G1 Sires' Produce for Myboycharlie

Filed on 13 Apr 2014 @ 16:34

Australia, 12 April 2014

Peggy Jean (Myboycharlie) won Saturday's Group One ATC Sires' Produce Stakes at Randwick, becoming the first Group One winner for her sire Myboycharlie as well as Sydney based syndication company Triple Crown.

Problems at the start cannot dent Aintree's achievement

Filed on 11 Apr 2014 @ 07:02

The result of the National itself can only be described as ‘bookmaker friendly’. Pineau De Re was one of those horses that simply slips through the punters’ net, despite his victory in the Ulster National when trained by Philip Fenton. It was certainly a bold move to buy him at the age of ten, which is what owner John Provan did, thinking in terms of a Midlands or a Scottish National. Trainer Dr Richard Newland would not have been known to many casual onlookers and, now 11, Pineau De Re was two or three years older than the preferred age for Aintree heroes.

Kingston Hill heads 15 second entries for the Derby

Filed on 10 Apr 2014 @ 13:03

Last season's Racing Post Trophy winner Kingston Hill has been added at a cost of £8,000 to the field for the 2014 Investec Derby. A further 15 horses were added today, meaning 133 horses now go forward for the premier Classic, worth £1,325,000 and run over a mile and a half at Epsom Downs on Saturday, June 7.

Inglis Easter Yearling Sale concludes

Filed on 10 Apr 2014 @ 12:59

Australia, 10 April 2014

Final clearance rate hits 83% as Session II sets new record average

The 2014 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale concluded its three day run on Thursday with an 83% clearance rate in Session I and records eclipsed in Session II.

Street Cry colt sells for $1.5m at Inglis

Filed on 9 Apr 2014 @ 17:28

Australia, 9 April 2014

Clearance rate hits 81% as median holds steady from last year

The second session of the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale in Sydney on Wednesday saw another session of competitive bidding with the overall clearance of 81% the best at the end of Day Two in over five years.

Flying Officer wins the Further Flight Stakes

Filed on 9 Apr 2014 @ 15:24

In-form Gosden strikes at Nottingham

The Listed totepool EBF Stallions Barry Hills Further Flight Stakes over 1m 6f at Nottingham on Wedensday was won by the John Gosden-trained Flying Officer (Dynaformer), who beat the Nicky Henderson-trained Earth Amber by half a length. High Jinx was third.

Warren goes to $1.6m for Fastnet Rock colt as Inglis Easter opens

Filed on 8 Apr 2014 @ 11:28

Australia, 8 April 2014

Positive start to yearling sale as clearance rate hits 74%

The 2014 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale got underway on Tuesday with a positive day's trade that saw 124 lots sold for an aggregate of $34,815,000 at an average of $280,766, which compares well with the average of $282,705 in the first session last year, which was boosted with the $5m sale of a half brother to Black Caviar.

Rizeena heads straight to the Guineas after sparkling gallop

Filed on 8 Apr 2014 @ 10:45

Last season's Moyglare Stud Stakes winner Rizeena (Iffraaj), who was second to the ill-fated Breeders' Cup winner Chriselliam in the Fillies' Mile on her final start last year, is to head straight to the Qipco 1000 Guineas after pleasing connections in a gallop at Newmarket on Tuesday morning.

Half brother to Tapit tops Keeneland April at $1m

Filed on 8 Apr 2014 @ 08:05

Keeneland, 7 April 2014

Average rises to $231,000, though only 38 lots sold as 70 withdrawn

A Malibu Moon half-brother to Grade One winner and leading sire Tapit sold for $1 million to top the 22nd annual Keeneland April Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale on Monday. He was purchased by the partnership of Gainesway, Greg Goodman’s Mt. Brilliant Farm and Robert LaPenta.