Kingman retired from racing

Filed on 22 Sep 2014 @ 17:19

Champion miler to stand at Banstead Manor Stud from 2015

The brilliant miler Kingman (Invincible Spirit), who has registered a Group One four-timer this season with victories in the Irish 2000 Guineas, St James's Palace Stakes, Sussex Stakes and Prix Jacques le Marois - with his sole career defeat coming when second in the 2000 Guineas - has been retired from racing after failing to recover from a throat infection in time to contest the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes next month.

Toronado to stand at the National Stud

Filed on 22 Sep 2014 @ 17:02

Last season's Sussex Stakes and this season's Queen Anne Stakes winner winner Toronado (High Chaparral) is to begin his stud career next season at the National Stud in Newmarket. The four-year-year-old was purchased by Sheikh Joaan al Thani, and could have his swansong in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot next month.

Keeneland September Sale concludes on a par with last year

Filed on 22 Sep 2014 @ 07:55

Keeneland, 22 September 2014

Minor drops in aggregate and average as market absorbs last year's major gains

The Keeneland September Yearling Sale concluded its two week run on Sunday with results nearly equal to 2013, continuing a healthy trend toward market stability and confidence in the Thoroughbred industry.

Unbeaten Brooch wins Gowran Group Three

Filed on 22 Sep 2014 @ 07:51

Weld harbouring Group One hopes for Empire Maker filly

The Dermot Weld-trained Brooch (Empire Maker) is unbeaten in three starts after winning the Group Three Denny Cordell Lavarack & Lanwades Stud Fillies Stakes at Gowran Park on Sunday, seeing off the Ralph Beckett-trained Regardez by half a length to give jockey Pat Smullen his 100th winner of the season.

Bayern wins the Pennsylvania Derby as California Chrome unplaced

Filed on 21 Sep 2014 @ 08:28

Parx Racing, 21 September 2014

Haskell winner sets new track record

Rebounding from a last-place finish in the Travers Stakes, Kaleem Shah’s Bayern (Offlee Wild) once again displayed his formidable front-runner prowess as he vanquished Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome and a standout field Saturday to win the Grade Two Pennsylvania Derby for three-year-olds at Parx Racing.

Louis The Pious wins the Ayr Gold Cup

Filed on 20 Sep 2014 @ 19:26

Louis The Pious won the William Hill Ayr Gold Cup on Saturday, quickening two and three quarter lengths clear on the stands rail to give jockey James Doyle a big race double after Huntsmans Close had won the Silver Cup.

Toocoolforschool pulls seven lengths clear in the Mill Reef

Filed on 20 Sep 2014 @ 19:20

Hillstar could head to the Canadian International after Legacy Cup win

The Karl Burke-trained Toocoolforschool (Showcasing) made all the running to win the Group Two Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury on Saturday, pulling seven lengths clear under Silvestre de Sousa to beat Growl by seven lengths.

Free Port Lux back to winning ways in Longchamp Group Three

Filed on 20 Sep 2014 @ 18:56

Prix Dollar or Arc possible for Oasis Dream colt after Prix du Prince d'Orange win

This season's Prix Hocquart winner Free Port Lux (Oasis Dream) returned to winning ways when landing the Group Three Prix du Prince d'Orange at Longchamp on Saturday.

Dark reckoning gives Equiano his first stakes winner

Filed on 20 Sep 2014 @ 18:54

The Ann Duffield-trained Dark Reckoning (Equiano) gave his freshman sire his first stakes winner when staying on to win the Group Three Firth of Clyde Stakes at Ayr on Saturday.

Evasive's First gives Evasive his first Group winner

Filed on 20 Sep 2014 @ 18:48

Criterium International the plan after Prix des Chenes win

The Frederic Rossi-trained Evasive’s First (Evasive), the winner of the Listed Prix des Jouvenceaux des Jouvencelles at Vichy in July, stepped up to win the Group Three Prix des Chenes at Longchamp on Saturday, running on strongly in the final stages to win decisively.

Sacred Falls wins the George Main Stakes

Filed on 20 Sep 2014 @ 18:40

Australia, 20 September 2014

Group One double for trainer Chris Waller

Dual Doncaster Mile winner Sacred Falls (O'Reilly) registered a thrilling victory in the Group One George Main Stakes over the Randwick Mile on Saturday, his first success at weight-for-age.

Keeneland Friday sees gross rise by 61%

Filed on 20 Sep 2014 @ 09:05

Keeneland, 20 September 2014

The largest across-the-board increases to date highlighted Friday's 11th session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. During Book 5, gross sales of $6,626,500 for 289 horses rose 61.5 percent over last year’s $4,103,000 for 236 horses sold. The average increased 31.88 percent, from $17,386 to $22,929. The median price of $17,000 represented a 41.67 percent jump from $12,000 in 2013.

Fractional adds to Manduro's run of stakes success

Filed on 20 Sep 2014 @ 08:11

Fractional wins the Coupe de Maisons-Laffitte

Less than 24 hours after Pitch won the Listed Coupe de Marseille to become a new Stakes winner for Manduro, one of his more seasoned campaigners, Fractional, added further Black type to his record when landing Friday's Group Three La Coupe de Maisons-Laffitte.

Midshipman colt tops Keeneland Thursday

Filed on 19 Sep 2014 @ 07:37

Keeneland, 19 September 2014

Keeneland realized increases for the fifth consecutive session on Day 10 of the September Yearling Sale when a colt from the family of Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird and multiple Grade One winner Dullahan brought the highest price of $200,000.

Lope De Vega half sister to Chriselliam wins her maiden in style

Filed on 19 Sep 2014 @ 07:27

The Saeed bin Suroor-trained Very Special (Lope De Vega), a half sister to last year's Fillies' Mile winner Chriselliam, looked a juvenile with a big future when winning the Greene King British Stallion Studs EBF Sprint Maiden Stakes over six furlongs at Yarmouth on Thursday by five lengths.

Cue Card pleasing Tizzard after breathing op

Filed on 19 Sep 2014 @ 07:24

Last season's Betfair Chase winner Cue Card is back in training after undergoing a breathing operation, which connections opted for after the gelding weakened from a winning position in the William Hill King George VI Chase on Boxing Day last year.

Street Cry put down at the age of 16

Filed on 18 Sep 2014 @ 08:50

Sire of Zenyatta and Street Sense sucumbs to neurological condition

2002 Dubai world Cup winner Street Cry, one of the world’s most successful stallions and a cornerstone of Sheikh Mohammed’s racing and breeding operations for the past 14 years, has been put down at the age of 16 after succumbing to complications relating to a neurological condition.

Hadaatha becomes the latest stakes winner for Sea The Stars

Filed on 18 Sep 2014 @ 08:46

Ninth stakes winner for Sea The Stars

The Roger Vairan-trained Hadaatha (Sea The Stars), having just her third start, and first since finishing third behind Volume in the Swettenham Stud Fillies' Trial Stakes in May, landed the Listed EBF At The Races John Musker Fillies' Stakes at Yarmouth on Wednesday, staying on strongly to beat Albasharah by three-quarters of a length.

Exchange Rate colt tops eighth session at Keeneland

Filed on 17 Sep 2014 @ 06:43

Keeneland, 17 September 2014

Tuesday's gross increases by 13% over last year

Total sales, along with the average and median prices, all improved by double digits at Tuesday's eighth session of the 71st Keeneland September Yearling Sale to mark the third consecutive session with increases in all three categories.

Sea The Moon retired from racing

Filed on 17 Sep 2014 @ 06:39

Sea The Moon, the impressive 11 length winner of the Group One Deutsches Derby and one of three first crop Group One winners for Sea The Stars, has been retired from racing after a recurrence of an injury he picked up in the German Classic.

Red Cadeaux to shoulder 57kg in the Melbourne Cup

Filed on 16 Sep 2014 @ 09:16

Australia, 16 September 2014

Japanese raider Admire Rakti allocated top weight of 58kg

The weights for the 2014 Emirates Melbourne Cup have been released, with Japan’s Admire Rakti, who finished a close-up fourth in the 2013 Japan Cup, the topweight with 58kg.

Keeneland Book 3 opens with gains

Filed on 16 Sep 2014 @ 07:30

Keeneland, 16 September 2014

Curlin colt tops Monday session as Trappe shot heads young sires in demand

The market continued to show strength on Monday during the seventh session of the 71st Keeneland September Yearling Sale with increases in gross, average and median prices. The 273 yearlings sold grossed $21,172,000 and represents a 6.1 percent increase over the $19,952,000 for 292 horses sold at last year’s corresponding session. The average of $77,553 was 13.5 percent higher than the $68,329 recorded in 2013, while the median rose 22.8 percent, from $57,000 to $70,000.

Estimate will not contest the Melbourne Cup

Filed on 16 Sep 2014 @ 07:14

Recent Doncaster Cup winner Estimate (Monsun) will not run in the Emirates Melbourne Cup at Flemington in November, despite a clamour of enthusiasm to have a Royal runner in the race.

Estimate will now have one more outing before being retired to embark upon a career as a broodmare.

Smart Strike filly tops Keeneland Sunday

Filed on 15 Sep 2014 @ 11:11

Keeneland, 15 September 2014

Sixth session posts 17% rise in average

Sunday’s sixth session of the 71st Keeneland September Yearling Sale featured double-digit increases in average and median prices and the sale of a filly for $700,000.

Sheikhzayedroad and Trade Storm give Simcock Woodbine Grade One double

Filed on 15 Sep 2014 @ 11:05

Woodbine, 15 September 2014

Newmarket trainer strikes in the Northern Dancer and Woodbine Mile

The David Simcock-trained Sheikhzayedroad (Dubawi), ridden by Martin Lane, came through on the rail in mid-stretch, outbattled pacesetter Reporting Star, then held a closing Dynamic Sky safe to win the Grade One Northern Dancer on Sunday at Woodbine. The trainer struck later with Trade Storm (Trade Fair) in the Grade One Woodbine Mile.