Filed on 1 May 2016 @ 15:35
Just minutes after Usherette won the Group Two Dahlia Stakes at Newmarket, Shamardal recorded his 17th individual Group One winner when his four-year-old son Dariyan (Shamardal) flew to victory in the Group One Prix Ganay at Saint-Cloud.
Filed on 1 May 2016 @ 15:29
Galileo filly gives O'Brien his 250th Group One winner
The Aidan O'Brien-trained Minding (Galileo) returned to the scene of her Fillies' Mile triumph last autumn to win the Group One Qipco 1000 Guineas at Newmarket on Sunday, surging clear for a stylish win over her stablemates Ballydoyle and Alice Springs.
Filed on 1 May 2016 @ 15:17
The Andre Fabre-trained Usherette (Shamardal) took a significant step forward when outgunning Arabian Queen to win the Group Two Charm Spirit At Tweenhills In 2017 Dahlia Stakes at Newmarket on Sunday.
Filed on 1 May 2016 @ 15:14
Hong Kong, 1 May 2016
Maurice (Screen Hero) crowned a day of champions at Sha Tin on Sunday with a victory of superlative quality that raised an already electric atmosphere to a sizzling peak. Hot on the heels of Chautauqua’s withering late surge to win the Chairman’s Sprint Prize, Japan’s Horse of the Year put on a masterclass in the HK$14 million Champions Mile.
Filed on 1 May 2016 @ 15:07
Hong Kong, 1 May 2016
Son of Encosta de Lago wins the Chairman's Sprint Prize
The world’s top-rated sprinter Chautauqua (Encosta de Lago) confirmed that ranking with a barnstorming last to first finish in Saturday's Group One Chairman’s Sprint Prize (1200m).
Filed on 30 Apr 2016 @ 15:40
Air Force Blue well beaten as odds-on favourite
The Hugo Palmer-trained Galileo Gold (Paco Boy), the winner of last season's Vintage Stakes, made all under Frankie Dettori to run out an emphatic winner of the Group One Qipco 2000 Guineas at Newmarket on Saturday. The odds-on favourite Air Force Blue never got into the race and finished well down the field.
Filed on 30 Apr 2016 @ 15:35
The Sir Michael Stoute-trained Exosphere (Beat Hollow), whose previous best performance came when winning a 10f handicap at Sandown last summer, ran out an impressive winner of the Group Two Jockey Club Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday as the odds-on favourite Jack Hobbs was pulled up and dismounted.
Filed on 30 Apr 2016 @ 15:32
The Clive Cox-trained Profitable (Invincible Spirit) started his four-year-old season in the best possible fashion when winning the Group Three Pearl Bloodstock Palace House Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday, where he burst clear under Adam Kirby to beat Jungle Cat and Waady.
Filed on 30 Apr 2016 @ 15:22
The Tattersalls Guineas Breeze Up and Horses in Training Sale on Friday saw a total of eight lots break the 100,000 guineas barrier, a record at this sale since its inception ten years ago. The trade for the ‘breeze up’ section of the sale saw a total of 114 lots sell for 3,658,300 guineas, at an average of 32,090 guineas and a median of 20,000 guineas.
Filed on 30 Apr 2016 @ 15:19
Vroum Vroum Mag (4/6 Fav) stepped in for her absent stablemate Annie Power in style in the Betdaq Champion Hurdle at Punchestown on Friday to take the Grade One event by a cosy length and a quarter from Identity Thief with My Tent Or Yours a further three and half lengths back in third.
Filed on 29 Apr 2016 @ 09:27
The brilliant Douvan put in a superb display to justify 2/9 favouritism when winning Thursday's Grade One Ryanair Novice Chase easily by 11 lengths under Ruby Walsh. The six-year-old was completing a rare Cheltenham/Aintree/Punchestown three-timer and trainer Willie Mullins is already looking forward to next season.
Filed on 29 Apr 2016 @ 09:22
The Group Three Prix Allez France at Chantilly on Thursday was won by the Pia Brandt-trained Marypop (Layman), who stepped up from her victory in the Listed Prix Zarkava last time to register her maiden group victory, staying on strongly to see off the running-on Nymeria.
Filed on 28 Apr 2016 @ 08:36
John Kiely celebrated the biggest win of his long training career when Carliingford Lough finished with a wet sail to take the Grade One Bibby Financial Services Ireland Punchestown Gold Cup under Barry Geraghty at 12/1.
Filed on 28 Apr 2016 @ 08:32
The Hugo Palmer-trained Gifted Master (Kodiac) registered a five-timer, and a second Group Three win, when making all to run out an impressive winner of the Group Three Merriebelle Stable Pavilion Stakes at Ascot on Wednesday.
Filed on 28 Apr 2016 @ 08:30
The Luca Cumani-trained Mizzou (Galileo) took Ascot’s Group Three Sagarao Stakes for a second consecutive year on Wedesday when holding off Clever Cookie to take a competitive renewal of the two mile heat.
Filed on 27 Apr 2016 @ 09:50
On an afternoon when Willie Mullins' two hotpots Vautour and Yorkhill both got beaten, the Tom George-trained God's Own travelled over from Britain to claim the feature Grade One BoyleSports Champion Chase on the opening day of the 2016 Punchestown Festival.
Filed on 25 Apr 2016 @ 08:02
Showcasing achieved yet another landmark in his burgeoning stud career when Conselice (Showcasing) provided his first classic winner in the Group Three Premio Regina Elena - Italian 1000 Guineas at Rome on Sunday.
Filed on 25 Apr 2016 @ 07:59
Poeta Diletto (Poet's Voice), from the first crop of Poet’s Voice, became his sire's first Classic winner on Sunday 24 April when landing the one mile Group Three Premio Parioli (Italian 2,000 Guineas) in Rome. A high-class Group Three-winning juvenile when narrowly beating his paternal half-brother Voice Of Love, he has now won three of his five career starts.
Filed on 25 Apr 2016 @ 07:55
Hong Kong, 24 April 2016
Werther (Tavistock) trounced what had been billed as the best field ever assembled for the Group One Audemars Piguet QEII Cup with a performance at Sha Tin on Sunday that left winning trainer John Moore and jockey Hugh Bowman elated yet surprised at the manner of victory.
Filed on 21 Apr 2016 @ 07:54
Mixed trade at Doncaster as average declines by 14%
Two-year-olds by the in form sire Kodiac were in demand at the Goffs UK Breeze Up Sale on Wednesday as the Tally-Ho Stud stallion produced the top two lots of the day.
Filed on 21 Apr 2016 @ 07:42
Classic trial wins for Dicton and Qemah at Chantilly
Dubawi’s three-year-old son Raseed (Dubawi) became another Classic contender for his sire when recording his third career win and first at Black type level, taking the Group Three Prix Noailles at Chantilly in eye-catching fashion on Wednesday.
Filed on 21 Apr 2016 @ 07:36
Musidora and Oaks the plan for Dubawi filly
The John Gosden-trained So Mi Dar (Dubawi) put the colts in their place when, as the only filly in the £50,000 Investec Derby Trial at Epsom on Wednesday, she won despite Frankie Dettori dropping his whip.
Filed on 21 Apr 2016 @ 07:33
Tepin and Chautauqua among Group One entries
The eight Group Ones at Royal Ascot this year have attracted 394 entries, including 164 overseas entries, including a record 35 from outside Europe (previous highest 27 in 2011). There is representation from Ireland (81), France (44), the USA (18 - the highest ever level - previous highest 13 in 2011), Australia (9), Germany (4), Hong Kong (4), Japan (2) and Singapore (2), plus 230 British-trained entries.
Filed on 20 Apr 2016 @ 08:19
One Foot In Heaven (Fastnet Rock), a son of Fastnet Rock out of the great mare Pride, registered a maiden stakes win at Maisons-Laffitte on Tuesday.
Trained, like his dam, by Alain de Royer-Dupre, the four-year-old took the Listed Prix Lord Seymour under Christophe Soumillon.
Filed on 20 Apr 2016 @ 08:14
The Alain de Royer-Dupre-trained Zarak (Dubawi), the first runner out of the great Zarkava, made a winning return to action at Maisons-Laffitte on Monday, seeing off George Patton to win the one mile conditions heat.