Amazing Maria wins her second Group One in the Prix Rothschild

Filed on 3 Aug 2015 @ 07:28

Mastercraftsman filly sees off Ervedya at Deauville

The David O'Meara-trained Amazing Maria (Mastercraftsman) added a second Group One to her burgeoning resume when adding the Prix Rothschild at Deaville on Sunday. The resurgent filly had won the Group One Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket last month, having broken through with victory in the Duke of Cambridge Stakes at Royal Ascot before that.

Beholder romps seven lengths clear in the Clement L Hirsch

Filed on 3 Aug 2015 @ 07:26

Del Mar, 1 August 2015

In an amazing performance, two-time Eclipse Award champion Beholder (Henny Hughes) overcame serious traffic trouble in the early stages of Saturday’s Grade One Clement L. Hirsch Stakes to score a brilliant seven-length triumph under jockey Gary Stevens.

Rock Fall prevails by a nose in the Vanderbilt

Filed on 3 Aug 2015 @ 07:21

Saratoga, 1 August 2015

Stonestreet Stables' Rock Fall (Speightstown) solidified his standing as one of the top sprinters in the country with a thrilling nose victory over The Big Beast in Saturday's Grade One Alfred G. Vanderbilt at Saratoga Race Course.

Dettori wins his first Stewards' Cup aboard Magical Memory

Filed on 3 Aug 2015 @ 07:18

First three year old winner since Danetime in 1997

Racing's greatest extrovert and finest ambassador, Frankie Dettori, won his first Qatar Stewards' Cup thanks to 6/1 shot Magical Memory (Zebedee), and with it landed the Racing UK top jockey title for the Qatar Goodwood Festival.

Classy Legatissimo lands the Nassau

Filed on 3 Aug 2015 @ 07:15

Legatissimo (Danehill Dancer) demonstrated an electric change of pace on her way to a facile victory in the Group One Qatar Nassau Stakes at Glorious Goodwood on Saturday.

The David Wachman-trained filly captured the QIPCO 1000 Guineas at the start of the season before going down by a short-head in both the Investec Oaks at Epsom and Group One Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh.

Invincible Spirit's Muthmir wins the King George

Filed on 31 Jul 2015 @ 16:04

Newmarket trainer William Haggas was back in the winner's enclosure after 3/1 favourite Muthmir (Invincible Spirit) - who he trains for Sheikh Hamdan - won the most valuable prize on day four of the Qatar Goodwood Festival.

Malabar back to winning ways in the Thoroughbred Stakes

Filed on 31 Jul 2015 @ 14:43

Raven's Pass filly wins Goodwood Group Three after Classic campaign

The Mick Channon-trained Malabar (Raven's Pass) ran out a very comfortable winner of the Group Three Bonhams Thoroughbred Stakes at Glorious Goodwood on Friday. The6/1 shot had run with credit in three Classic races this season - in Britain, Ireland and France - and her trainer was confident she would be a tough nut for her male rivals in this event. Under Silvestre De Sousa and wearing a first-time visor she won by three lengths and three-quarters of a length from Kook Kompany and Latharnach, the 6/4 favourite. Malabar carried the colours of Jon and Julia Aisbitt.

Qatar-trained Dubday wins the Glorious Stakes

Filed on 31 Jul 2015 @ 14:15

Qatar's leading horse Dubday (Dubawi) provided the nation with its first winner in Britain when successful at the Qatar Goodwood Festival in the first race on the fourth day, holding off 15/8 favourite The Corsican in the Group Three Betfred Glorious Stakes.

Simple Verse gives Duke Of Marmalade Goodwood group double

Filed on 30 Jul 2015 @ 16:05

Park Hill the likely target for Beckett-trained filly

Jockey Harry Bentley, who rode his first winner at the Qatar Goodwood Festival on Tuesday, and added Thursday's Group Three Markel Insurance Fillies' Stakes to his tally aboard the Ralph Beckett-trsined Simple Verse (Duke Of Marmalade).

Big Orange has Melbourne Cup aim after Goodwood Cup win

Filed on 30 Jul 2015 @ 15:25

Gold Cup winner Trip To Paris third under his penalty

Trainer Michael Bell has his sights set firmly on the Melbourne Cup following Big Orange's (Duke Of Marmalade) thrilling victory in the Group Two Qatar Goodwood Cup on Thursday. The four-year-old, who captured the 12-furlong Group Two Princess Of Wales's Stakes at Newmarket earlier this month, stayed on dourly under Jamie Spencer to repel Quest For More and Ascot Gold Cup hero Trip To Paris by a neck and a short-head.

Shalaa dominates the Richmond Stakes

Filed on 30 Jul 2015 @ 13:42

Sprint career likely for son of Invincible Spirit

The John Gosden-trained Shalaa (Invincible Spirit) ran out a dominant winner of the Group Two Qatar Richmond Stakes at Glorious Goodwood on Thursday, racing prominently under Frankie Dettori before pulling clear in the final furlong, defying his 3lb penalty for winning the July Stakes last time to beat Listed winner Tasleet by two and three quarter lengths. Steady Pace was third.

Sir Peter O'Sullevan dies at the age of 97

Filed on 30 Jul 2015 @ 07:32

Sir Peter O'Sullevan, known as 'the voice of racing', has died at the age of 97. He was racing commentator for the BBC for half a century from 1947 until his retirement in 1997. He was awarded a knighthood before his 50th and final Grand National commentary.

Unbeaten Kachy wins the Molecomb

Filed on 29 Jul 2015 @ 16:09

Kyllachy colt wins at Goodwood for Dascombe

The once-raced Kachy (Kyllachy), a 4/1 chance trained by Tom Dascombe, came through a furlong out to beat Evens-favourite King Of Rooks, owned by Qatar Racing and trained by Richard Hannon, in the Group Three Fairmont Molecomb Stakes and scored by three quarters of a length in 58.55s for the five furlongs, with two lengths back to the third, Godolphin's Rouleau.

Solow sees off Arod in the Sussex Stakes

Filed on 29 Jul 2015 @ 15:44

French raider on top as Teofilo colt puts in best performance yet in second

French raider Solow (Singspiel) justified 2/5 favouritism when fighting off Arod to win the £1 million Group One Qatar Sussex Stakes by half a length.

Highland Reel back to winning ways in the Gordon Stakes

Filed on 29 Jul 2015 @ 14:53

St Leger possible for son of Galileo

The Aidan O'Brien-trained Highland Reel (Galileo) continued his love affair with Goodwood on Wednesday, winning the Group Three Neptune Investment Management Gordon Stakes. The son of Galileo tracked the pace before making his move, becoming short of room as Disegno, ultimately third, held his own line. But once clear he stayed on dourly to catch Scottish and was a length and a half clear at the line, with five lengths back to Disegno.

Toormore gets his head in front in the Lennox Stakes

Filed on 28 Jul 2015 @ 14:45

The Richard Hannon-trained Toormore (Arakan) won the Group Two Qatar Lennox Stakes at Goodwood on Tuesday, making most of the running and lengthening clear in the final strides under James Doyle to beat Prix Jean Prat runner-up Dutch Connection by three parts of a length, with Safety Check in third.

Galileo Gold bursts clear in the Vintage Stakes

Filed on 28 Jul 2015 @ 14:40

Son of Paco Boy wins at Goodwood for Hugo Palmer

The Group Two Qatar Vintage Stakes at Glorious Goodwood on Tuesday saw the Hugo Palmer-trained Galileo Gold (Paco Boy), who burst clear from a line of rivals in the final half furlong to beat Ibn Malik by three quarters of a length. Palawan was third, racing alone on the stands' side. The favourite Birchwood was badly hampered and didn't show his true form.

Jonathan Pease to retire from training

Filed on 28 Jul 2015 @ 06:46

Chantilly-based trainer Jonathan Pease is to retire from training at the end of this season. Highlights of the 63-year-old's career include BAgo's victory in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in 2004, and Breeders' Cup successes with Tikkanen, Spinning World and Karakontie - who is set to run in the Prix Jacques le Marois next month.

Wild Dude upsets in the G1 Bing Crosby

Filed on 27 Jul 2015 @ 10:52

Del Mar, 27 July 2015

Wild Dude (Wildcat Heir), dismissed at 11-1 odds, overhauled 2-5 favored Masochistic in the final sixteenth of a mile to score a stunning upset in the featured Grade One Bing Crosby Stakes at Del Mar on Sunday.

Curalina wins the American Oaks on DQ

Filed on 27 Jul 2015 @ 10:48

Saratoga, 27 July 2015

After being bumped by front-running I'm a Chatterbox in the shadow of the wire and finishing a nose back in second, favored Curalina (Curlin) was moved up via disqualification and declared the winner of Sunday's Grade One Coaching Club American Oaks at Saratoga Race Course.

Soft going sees Gleneagles miss the Sussex Stakes

Filed on 27 Jul 2015 @ 10:44

Dual Guineas and St James's Palace Stakes winner Gleneagles (Galileo) will not run in the Qatar Sussex Stakes at Glorious Goodwood on Wednesday after weekend rain saw the going on the round course changed to good to soft.

Dark Angel's Gutaifan wins the Prix Robert Papin for Hannon

Filed on 26 Jul 2015 @ 16:40

British runners dominate in juvenile Group Two

The Richard Hannon-trained Gutaifan (Dark Angel) won the Group Two Prix Robert Papin at Maisons-Laffitte on Sunday, ouduelling fellow British raider Ajaya to win by a head. Kevin Ryan's Areen was third.

Guiliani wins Munich Group One as Air Pilot injured in stalls

Filed on 26 Jul 2015 @ 16:35

The Jean-Pierre Carvalho-trained Guiliani (Tertullian) won the Group One Grosser Dallmayr-Preis - Bayerisches at Munich on Sunday, beating Ajalho by half a length under Filip Minarik.

Hard Not To Like gets up in the G1 Diana

Filed on 26 Jul 2015 @ 09:25

Saratoga, 26 July 2015

In a seemingly impossible spot at the top of the stretch of the Grade One Diana on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course, Speedway Stable's Hard Not to Like (Hard Spun) closed furiously down the center of the Mellon turf course to emerge on top of a thrilling three-horse scramble to the wire and set a new course record in the process.

First black type winner for Uncle Mo as Uncle Vinny wins the Sanford

Filed on 26 Jul 2015 @ 09:22

Saratoga, 26 July 2015

Saratoga, 26 July 2015

Starlight Racing's Uncle Vinny (Uncle Mo) picked up Grade Three credentials in an eventful edition of the Sanford Stakes at Saratogo on Saturday, after first-place finisher Magna Light was disqualified to third for interference in the stretch run on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.