Quiet Reflection dominant in the Sprint Cup

Filed on 5 Sep 2016 @ 08:58

Second Group One for daughter of Showcasing

The Karl Burke-trained Quiet Reflection (Showcasing) added to her win in the Commonwealth Cup whn running out the dominant winner of the Group One 32Red Sprint Cup at Haydock Park on Saturday.

The Last Lion impresses in the Sirenia

Filed on 5 Sep 2016 @ 08:54

The Mark Johnston-trained The Last Lion (Choisir), winner of the Brocklesby in April, ran out a hugely impressive winner of the Group Three Totequadpot Sirenia Stakes at Kempton on Saturday, storming five lengths clear of Koropick, just ahead of Queensbrydge, with Unabated fourth.

Order Of St George heads European entries for the Melbourne Cup

Filed on 30 Aug 2016 @ 12:41

Australia, 30 August 2016

Former champions Prince Of Penzance and Protectionist headline the first nominations for the 2016 Emirates Melbourne Cup. While 2014 winner Protectionist is fairly unlikely to take his place at Flemington, there are a swathe of internationals vying to follow in the German galloper's hoof-steps after his devastating victory two years back.

David Wachman to retire from training

Filed on 30 Aug 2016 @ 12:23

Trainer David Wachman is to retire from training at the end of the season to concentrate on other business interests.

In a statement, the 45-year-old said: "After much deliberation I have decided to hand in my trainer's licence at the end of this season.

Lady Aurelia makes all in the Prix Morny

Filed on 23 Aug 2016 @ 09:15

Queen Mary Stakes winner Lady Aurelia (Scat Daddy) lasted out the six furlongs as she retained her unbeaten record in the Darley Prix Morny at Deauville on Sunday, making all under Frankie Dettori.

Churchill oozes class in the Futurity Stakes

Filed on 23 Aug 2016 @ 09:10

The Aidan O'Brien-trained Churchill (Galileo) headed to the Curragh on the back of a Group Three Tyros Stakes victory at Leopardstown on his previous start and oozed class as he took the Group Two Galileo EBF Futurity Stakes under Seamie Heffernan.

Mecca's Angel doubles up in the Nunthorpe

Filed on 20 Aug 2016 @ 08:02

The Michael Dods-trained Mecca's Angel (Dark Angel) won the Group One Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes for the second year running at York on Friday, showing a blistering turn of foot to beat July Cup winner Limato. Goodwood winner Take Cover stayed on into third.

Nemoralia outclasses York Group Three rivals

Filed on 20 Aug 2016 @ 07:58

The Jeremy Noseda-trained Nemoralia (More Than Ready) outclassed her rivals to win the Group Three Sky Bet City Of York Stakes at York on Friday. The three-year-old was bouncing back from a below-par fourth in the Prix Jean Prat last time.

Quest For More makes all in the Lonsdale Cup

Filed on 20 Aug 2016 @ 07:48

Quest For More (Teofilo) gained a well-deserved first Group win on Friday when leading from pillar to post to land the Group Two Lonsdale Cup.

Employing a new race tactic, jockey George Baker sent his mount immediately to the front and was never headed, seeing off the challenges of both Pallasator and Wicklow Brave to win by three and a half lengths.

Seventh Heaven completes Oaks double on the Knavesmire

Filed on 19 Aug 2016 @ 07:55

The Aidan O'Brien-trained Seventh Heaven (Galileo) won the Group One Darley Yorkshire Oaks at York on Thursday, adding to her recent success in the Irish Oaks. The Galileo filly headed a 1-2 for Aidan O'Brien, beating her four year old stablemate Found into second place.

Frankel's Queen Kindly wins the Lowther

Filed on 19 Aug 2016 @ 07:49

The Richard Fahey-trained Queen Kindly (Frankel) gave her sire Frankel his second Group winner when winning the Group Two Sky Bet Lowther Stakes at York on Thursday. Frankel's other group winner, Princess Margaret Stakes winner Fair Eva, was third, with Roly Poly taking second.

Postponed prevails in the Juddmonte International

Filed on 18 Aug 2016 @ 08:23

The Roger Varian-trained Postponed (Dubawi) won the Group One Juddmonte International at York on Wednesday, cruising to the front two furlongs out, but after drifting to his right, having to battle to see off Mutakayef, who emerged from thee pack, but was denied room for his challenge on the stands' rail, and Highland Reel, who eventually took second, a length and a quarter down.

Idaho states St Leger case with Great Voltigeur victory

Filed on 18 Aug 2016 @ 08:19

The Aidan O'Brien-trained Idaho (Galileo), third in the Derby and second in the Irish Derby, stayed on well to beat his stablemate Housesofparliament in the Grou[ Two Great Voltigeur at York on Wednesday, cementing his position at the head of the market for the Ladbrokes St Leger next month.

Syphax surges to Acomb Stakes success

Filed on 18 Aug 2016 @ 08:12

The Kevin Ryan-trained Syphax (Arch) came with a late run to win the Group Three Tattersalls Acomb Stakes at York on Wednesday, overcoming early greenness to get the better Godolphin's Best Of Days, who had looked the likely winner a furlong out, but failed to make his advantage tell, going down by a nexk. Lockheed was third.

Galileo filly ex Prudenzia sells for €1.4m at Arqana August

Filed on 16 Aug 2016 @ 08:36

The Arqana August Yearling Sale saw decreases in aggregate and average from last year's record figures for Part I of the catalogue. After Monday's second session, 81% of the 172 yearlings led through the ring over the two days were sold, up from 76% in 2015, and they returned €29,861,000, a 7% slip from a year ago but still higher than any previous Part I gross. The cumulated average is €213,293, down 13% from the record-breaking 2015 edition.

Almanzor impresses in Deauville return

Filed on 16 Aug 2016 @ 08:26

Irish Champion plan for son of Wootton Bassett after confirming form with Zarak

Prix du Jockey-Club winner Almanzor (Woottton Bassett) made an impressive return to action, winning the Group Two Prix Guillaume d'Ornano at Deauville on Monday by a length from Zarak, a son of the great racemare Zarkava and second to Almanzor in the Chantilly Classic.

FRankel colt tops Arqana August opener at €850,000

Filed on 15 Aug 2016 @ 09:01

Clearance rate hits 83% at Deauville

Sunday's opening night of the 2016 Arqana August Yearling Sale saw some solid trade from a broad variety of international buyers, with several newcomers making their presence felt on the Deauville market. 83% of the 91 yearlings on offer changed hands, a clearance rate up almost 12 points from last year’s initial session.

Ribchester lands the Prix Jacques le Marois

Filed on 15 Aug 2016 @ 08:57

Ribchester (Iffraaj) ran on well to win the Group One Prix du Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard Jacques le Marois over the straight mile at Deauville on Sunday.

Mondialiste wins the Arlington Million for O'Meara

Filed on 15 Aug 2016 @ 08:54

Arlington Park, 14 August 2016

Geoff and Sandra Turnbull’s globetrotting six-year-old Mondialiste (Galileo) proved he was more than just a miler when producing a stout rally down the outside in the stretch to post a neck win in Saturday’s Grade One Arlington Million at Arlington International Racecourse.

The Gurkha undergoes emergency surgery

Filed on 15 Aug 2016 @ 08:51

Sussex Stakes winner The Gurkha has undergone surgery after meeting with a setback.

Owners Coolmore Stud announced on Twitter on Saturday: "Classic-winning miler The Gurkha, last seen winning the Sussex, has met with a further setback.

Richard Pankhurst bounces back in the Hungerford Stakes

Filed on 15 Aug 2016 @ 08:45

2014 Chesham Stakes winner Richard Pankhurst (Raven's Pass) bounced back to his best to spring a surprise in the Group Two Betfred Hungerford Stakes at Newbury, Saturday, August 13.

Wildenstein dispersal to feature 110 horses at Goffs

Filed on 9 Aug 2016 @ 08:56

Goffs has been appointed to handle The Wildenstein Stables Ltd Dispersal. The world class draft of 110 horses features mares (27), foals (20), yearlings (19), and horses in training (44). The dispersal will be handled by The Castlebridge Consignment and takes place during the Goffs Orby and November Sales, with the yearlings and horses in training being offered at the end of the second day of the Orby Sale in an exclusive stand-alone section, whilst the mares and foals will be offered at the November Foal and Breeding Stock Sale.

Signs Of Blessing makes all in the Prix Maurice de Gheest

Filed on 9 Aug 2016 @ 08:45

The Francois Rohaut-trained Signs Of Blessing (Invincible Spirit) made all to win the Group One Prix Maurice de Ghesst at Deauville on Sunday, a race marred by the death of Hong Kong champion Gold-Fun lost his life.

Caravaggio bounds four lengths clear in the Phoenix Stakes

Filed on 9 Aug 2016 @ 08:41

The Aidan O'Brien-trained Coventry Stakes winner Caravaggio (Scat Daddy) ran out the dominant winner of the Group One Keeneland Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday, pulling four lengths clear of his rivals under Seamus Heffernan at odds of 1-8.

Qemah authoritative in the Prix Rothschild

Filed on 1 Aug 2016 @ 07:38

Coronation Stakes winner Qemah (Danehill Dancer) ran out an authoritative winner of the Group One Prix Rothschild at Deauville on Sunday, showing a fine turn of foot in the final 200m to beat Volta and Steip Amach.