Racing

Al Kazeem returns to training after proving sub-fertile at stud

Filed on 8 May 2014 @ 09:38

Last season's 10f star Al Kazeem, winner of the Prince of Wales's Stakes and Eclpise Stakes, has returned to training with Roger Charlton after proving sub-fertile in his first season at the Royal Studs.

Suegioo lifts the Chester Cup

Filed on 7 May 2014 @ 14:04

The Marco Botti-trained Suegioo (Manduro), a 70,000 gns horse in training purchase last October and a half brother to Winter Derby winner Nideeb, won the Stan James Chester Cup under Ryan Moore on Wednesday.

Progressive Anipa wins the Cheshire Oaks

Filed on 7 May 2014 @ 13:36

Another stakes winner for Sea The Stars

The Roger Varian-trained Anipa (Sea The Stars) ran out a tenacious winner of the Listed Weatherbys Private Banking Cheshire Oaks at Chester on Wednesday, knuckling down in the straight to collar and subdue the pacesetting Secret Pursuit. Bright Approach had an instructive race, running on well to take third, but the favourite Terrific never got into it, finishing fifth.

Wilson right about so many things

Filed on 6 May 2014 @ 06:38

Wilson not only presented racing on the BBC, he had editorial control and called all the shots. Julian would no more have agreed to interview a soap star or talent contest winner than comply with a request to ride naked down Newmarket High Street for charity.

Magician works hard to land the Mooresbridge Stakes

Filed on 5 May 2014 @ 18:07

Irish Guineas and BC Turf winner heads to the Tattersalls Gold Cup

Last season's Group One Irish 2,000 Guineas and Breeders' Cup Turf winner Magician (Galileo) won the Group Three High Chaparral European Breeders Fund Mooresbridge Stakes at the Curragh on Monday, but he had to work hard to overcome Jom Bolger's PArish Hall, getting up in the end to win by a neck.

Weld registers stakes double with Guineas hopefuls

Filed on 5 May 2014 @ 18:04

Alkasser and Flying Job both win at the Curragh

Trainer Dermot Weld registered a stakes double at the Curragh on Monday with a pair of Irish Guineas contenders. Cork maiden winner Alkasser (Shamardal) won the Listed Power European Breeders Fund Tetrarch Stakes in some style under Leigh Roche.

Fallon handed plum Godolphin Derby ride

Filed on 5 May 2014 @ 17:59

Bin Suroor to use Fallon alongside De Sousa

Godolphin trainer Saeed bin Suroor has handed Kieren Fallon the ride on 7-1 shot True Story - an impressive winner of the Fielden Stakes at Nemwarket - in next month's Investec Derby. Fallon will ride the colt in the Dante Stakes at York next week.

Miss France stretches clear in the 1000 Guineas

Filed on 4 May 2014 @ 14:59

Dansili filly to step up in the Prix de Diane

Trainer Andre Fabre completed a full house of British Classics on Sunday when last season's Oh So Sharp Stakes winner Miss France (Dansili) fulfilled the promise she saw on that day when stretching clear to win the Qipco 1000 Guineas at Newmarket, holding on in front to deny the late thrust from Lightning Thunder. Ihtimal was third.

Esoterique sees off Integral in Dahlia thriller

Filed on 4 May 2014 @ 14:15

The Andre Fabre-trained Esoterique (Danehill Dancer) came out on top in a sustained duel with the Sir Michael Stoute-trained Integral to win the Group Three Dahlia Stakes at Newmarket on Sunday.

South African raider Variety Club sluices clear in the Champions Mile

Filed on 4 May 2014 @ 14:09

Hong Kong, 4 May 2014

De Kock targets the Prix de la Foret and Breeders' Cup Mile

Variety Club (Var) shattered the air of invincibility surrounding Hong Kong horses in the Group One Champions Mile with a stunning victory that emphatically ended the local dominance. The South African champion sluiced four lengths clear at the wire to become the first overseas victor and prompted talk of a Breeders’ Cup assault.

Fenomeno defends his Tenno Sho (Spring) title

Filed on 4 May 2014 @ 14:05

Japan, 4 May 2014

Fast ground tells against Red Cadeaux

Last Year’s victor Fenomeno (Stay Gold) defended his title by holding off a strong challenge by Win Variation and Hokko Brave to become the third horse in JRA history to claim the Tenno Sho (Spring) title for two consecutive years.

California Chrome takes command in the Kentucky Derby

Filed on 4 May 2014 @ 14:01

Churchill Downs, 4 May 2014

Steven Coburn and Perry Martin's favored California Chrome (Lucky Pulpit), ridden by Victor Espinoza, took command at the head of the stretch en route to a 1 3/4-length victory over Commanding Curve to win the 140th running of the Grade One Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands.

Wise Dan prevails by a head in the Turf Classic

Filed on 4 May 2014 @ 13:58

Churchill Downs, 4 May 2014

Owner-breeder Morton Fink's reigning two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan (Wiseman's Ferry) survived a tense stretch duel with Seek Again to prevail by a head and become the second two-time winner of the Grade One Woodford Reserve Turf Classic.

Prince Gibraltar returns with Prix Greffulhe win

Filed on 4 May 2014 @ 13:52

Last season's impressive Group One Criterium de Saint-Cloud winner Prince Gibraltar( Rock Of Gibraltar) made a winning return to action with an emph

Guineas glory for Night Of Thunder

Filed on 4 May 2014 @ 13:46

Night Of Thunder (Dubawi) caused an upset when winning the QIPCO 2000 Guineas at Newmarket on Saturday at 40-1 to provide trainer Richard Hannon with a Classic winner in his first year of training.

Gospel Choir surges clear in the Jockey Club Stakes

Filed on 3 May 2014 @ 14:21

The Sir Micheal Stoute-trained Gospel Choir (Galileo) regsitered a breakthrough maiden stakes in the Group Two Jockey Club Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday, surging clear under Ryan Moore for an emphatic win. Pethers Moon was second, with the odds-on favorite Trading Leather a disappointing third after pulling hard in the early stages.

Sole Power repeats in the Palace House

Filed on 3 May 2014 @ 13:52

Son of Kyllachy becomes first dual winner of Newmarket Group Three

Last season's King's Stand winner Sole Power showed his customary blisteringlate turn of foot to surge past his opponents to win the Group Three Palace House Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday, having been switched wide by Ryan Moore after meeting traffic in the dip.

Choisir's Kushadasi wins the South Australian Derby by a nose

Filed on 3 May 2014 @ 09:12

Australia, 3 May 2014

There was a tight finish to the Group One SAJC South Australian Derby at Morphettville on Saturday, with the locally trained Kushadasi (Choisir) being declared the victor by a nose from Scratchy Bottom, with Best Case half a length away in third.

Untapable cruises to 4 ½ length win in the Kentucky Oaks

Filed on 3 May 2014 @ 09:07

Churchill Downs, 3 May 2014

Unbeaten Tapit filly dominates at Churchill Downs

Winchell Thoroughbreds, LLC's Untapable (Tapit) cruised to a 4 ½-length victory over My Miss Sophia to win the 140th running of the Grade One Longines Kentucky Oaks for three-year-old fillies at Churchill Downs on Friday.

First winner for Makfi

Filed on 3 May 2014 @ 09:03

2010 2000 Guineas winner Makfi had his first winner as a stallion when the Mark Johnston-trained Mambo Paradise ran out a three length winner of the British Stallion Farms EBF Maiden over five furlongs at Musselburgh on Friday.

War Front filly tops Tattersalls Guineas Breeze-Up

Filed on 3 May 2014 @ 08:25

Breeze-Up average rises 28% to 32,700 gns

A daughter of War Front topped the Tattersalls Guineas Breeze Up and Horses in Training Sale on Friday when selling for 270,000 guineas. Strong trade through the day saw turnover, average and median all post significant increases.

Jezki sees off Hurricane Fly at Punchestown

Filed on 3 May 2014 @ 08:20

Vautour takes Tattersalls Ireland Novice Hurdle honours

A fantastic match in the Grade One Racing Post Champion Hurdle at Punchastwon on Friday saw Jezki (4/5 Fav), winner of the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham, see off 19-time Grade One winner Hurricane Fly, who had captured the Punchestown feature for the past four seasons, by three and a quarter lengths.

Jetson foils Quevega at Punchestown

Filed on 2 May 2014 @ 07:46

Legendary mare retired after second in the World Series Hurdle

Legendary mare Quevega has been retired after finishing a fast-finishing second to Jetson in the €200,000 Grade One Ladbrokes World Series Hurdle over three miles at Punchestown on Thursday, a race she has won for the previous four seasons.

Cambridge to test Oaks credentials in the Musidora

Filed on 1 May 2014 @ 14:04

Rail Link filly Cambridge (Rail Link) is set to line up in the Group Three Tattersalls Musidora Stakes over an extended 10 furlongs at York on May 14 ahead of a possible tilt at the Investec Oaks, for which she is already a 12/1 chance following a smooth debut success in a mile maiden at Nottingham in October.

My Titania misses the 1000 Guineas after dirty scope

Filed on 1 May 2014 @ 13:59

Sea The Stars filly to be rerouted to the Irish 1,000 Guineas

The John Oxx-trained My Titania (Sea The Stars) is to miss Sunday's Qipco 1000 Guineas after a dirty scope.