Filed on 8 Sep 2013 @ 08:08
The Kevin Prendergast-trained La Collina (Stategic Prince) won the Group One Coolmore Fusaichi Pegasus Matron Stakes at Leopardstown on Saturday evening, quickening smartly under Chris Hayes off a slow pace to sweep to the lead, beating Lily's Angel and Say.
Filed on 8 Sep 2013 @ 08:05
Ouija Board's son Australia storms clear of Free Eagle
Two-year-old colt Australia (Galileo) looked a colt with huge potential when winning the Group Three Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Trial at Leopardstown on Saturday evening.
Filed on 7 Sep 2013 @ 15:02
The Tom Hogan-trained Gordon Lord Byron ran out a dominant winner of the Group One Sprint Cup at Haydock on Saturday, racing prominently under Johnny Murtagh before surging clear on the far rail, coming home unchallenged. Gordon ord Byron was second behind Society Rock in this last year before winning the Prix de la Foret at the Arc meeting.
Filed on 7 Sep 2013 @ 08:24
Australia, 7 September 2013
Dansili gelding heading towards Caulfield Cup after beating Melbourne Cup favourite
Foreteller (Dansili) announced himself a Spring Racing Carnival major player with an upset Group One victory today at Flemington. The Chris Waller-trained import nosed out raging Emirates Melbourne Cup favourite Puissance de Lune in the Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m).
Filed on 5 Sep 2013 @ 16:28
Half sister to Frankel opens black type account
The Lady Cecil-trained Joyeuse (Oasis Dream) won the Listed EBF Stallions & Country Gentlemen's Association Dick Poole Fillies' Stakes at Salisbury on Thursday, but she had to fight hard under Tom Queally to gain a neck verdict over Dorothy B under William Buick.
Filed on 5 Sep 2013 @ 08:15
Del Mar, 5 September 2013
Tamarando upsets in closing day juvenile Grade One
Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams’ Tamarando (Bertrando), a son of Bertrando, emulated his sire by winning the closing-day Grade One Del Mar Futurity for two-year-olds in come-from-behind fashion Wednesday under jockey Julien Leparoux.
Filed on 5 Sep 2013 @ 08:08
Granddaughter of Hasili draws 15 lengths clear
The Sir Michael Stoute-trained Radiator (Dubawi) ran out an easy winner of the Celebrating 15 Years Of Sky Sports News/E.B.F. Stallions Maiden Fillies' Stakes at Lingfield on Wednesday, drawing 15 clear of her rivals under Ryan Moore to earn 25-1 quotes for the 1000 Guineas.
Filed on 5 Sep 2013 @ 08:07
St Nicholas Abbey has been reported to to have had his "best week" since his first operation since fracturing his pastern on the gallops in July.
An update on www.coolmore.com read: "While still having a guarded prognosis, St Nicholas Abbey has had his best week since his initial surgery.
Filed on 4 Sep 2013 @ 07:59
Australia, 3 September 2013
International entry of 28 could see Dunaden bid for Cup double
Defending champion Green Moon might not be the only star chasing a repeat Emirates Melbourne Cup success when the $6.2 million race is run at Flemington on 5 November. French hero Dunaden, the 2011 Cup champion, retains a chance of making a surprise return trip to Melbourne after featuring amongst 135 entries for the race, which closed on Tuesday.
Filed on 4 Sep 2013 @ 07:21
The Goffs November Sale this year will feature a 25 lot dispersal of lots from Paul Makin's Paulyn Ltd, headed by Darley Irish Oaks winner Chicquita and the Galileo half-sister to Investec Derby winner Pour Moi.
Filed on 3 Sep 2013 @ 08:54
leading sprinter Lethal Force, winner of the Golden Jubilee Stakes and July Cup this season, has been purchased by Cheveley Park Stud and will retire to stand there at the end of the season.
Filed on 3 Sep 2013 @ 08:33
Saratoga, 3 September 2013
Son of Tiznow wins juvenile Grade One by 9 ¾-lengths
Trainer D. Wayne Lukas celebrated his 78th birthday in style on Monday, watching Strong Mandate (Tiznow) stroll to a 9 ¾-length victory in the Grade One Hopeful, the featured race on closing day at Saratoga Race Course.
Filed on 3 Sep 2013 @ 08:29
Christophe Soumillon has regained his position as retained jockey to the Aga Khan in France from the start of next year. The rider held the position from 2002 and 2009, but his contract was not renewed for the 2010 after he made disobliging comments that made "human relations difficult".
Filed on 1 Sep 2013 @ 15:30
Brittain: "exceptionally good" filly not far behind Pebbles
Stallion statistics: Iffraaj
The Clive Brittain-trained Rizeena (Iffraaj) won a rough renewal of the Group One Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday, running on strongly from the rear to take the lead from the well-fancied pair Tapestry and Kiyoshi, who had become involved in a barging match from some way out.
Filed on 1 Sep 2013 @ 15:24
Workmanlike win on the road to Paris
Stallion statistics: Monsun
The NAdreas Wohler-trained Novellist (Monsun) registered a fourth Group One win when registering a workmanlike victory in the Grosser Preis von Baden.
Filed on 1 Sep 2013 @ 15:06
Ballydoyle in sparkling form at the Curragh on Sunday
Stallion statistics: Elusive Quality
The Aidan O'Brien-trained Great White Eagle (Elusive Quality) remains unbeaten after a stylish victory in the Group Three Go And Go Round Tower Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday, where he picked up well under Joseph O'Brien, readily pulling two lengths clear of Remember You.
Filed on 1 Sep 2013 @ 10:46
Del Mar, 1 September 2013
With 50-year-old Hall of Famer Gary Stevens in the saddle, She’s a Tiger (Tale Of The Cat) disposed of even-money favored Awesome Baby entering the stretch and then had enough left in the tank to hold off the fast-closing Fascinating and win the featured Grade One Del Mar Debutante for two-year-old fillies Saturday.
Filed on 1 Sep 2013 @ 10:43
Saratoga, 1 September 2013
2012 Travers winner back to winning ways at the Spa
Returning to the site of his greatest triumph, Alpha (Bernardini) dug in through the final yards to hold off a game Flat Out in a furious finish and win the Grade One Woodward at Saratoga Race Course by a head.
Filed on 1 Sep 2013 @ 10:39
Saratoga, 1 September 2013
Silver Max shows turf credentials in the Bernard Baruch
Strapping Groom (Johannesburg), claimed for $35,000 in May by his current connections, stepped up in class to win the 34th running of the Grade One Forego for sprinters 3-years-old and up on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.
Filed on 31 Aug 2013 @ 14:03
Invincible Spirit colt justifies hype with dominant Group Three win
The John Gosden-trained Kingman (Invincible Spirit) was sent off the 2-7 favourite for the Group Three Betfred Mobile Solario Stakes at Sandown on Saturday on the back of a six length win in a Newmarket maiden at the end of June, and he justified those cramped odds in style, travelling sweetly before asserting in the final furlong and a half, drawing clear to win stylishly under hands and heels riding.
Filed on 31 Aug 2013 @ 14:00
Australia, 31 August 2013
Fastnet Rock mare beats eight Group One winners on return from 16 months on sidelines
Spring Racing Carnival banner mare Atlantic Jewel (Fastnet Rock) today completed her fairytale return with an arrogant win in the Group One New Zealand Bloodstock Memsie Stakes at Caulfield.
Filed on 31 Aug 2013 @ 13:52
International trade at Baden-Baden boosts numbers
The BBAG Yearling Sale took place on Friday, with strong trade led by international buyers leading to improved figures over last year. Overall, 149 lots sold from 223 offered for an aggregate of €7,156,000, up 27% on last year, at a clearance rate of 67%. The average rose 43% to €48,027 and the median rose to €40,759.
Filed on 29 Aug 2013 @ 13:43
Prince Khalid Abdullah's has signed a retainer with up-and-coming jockey James Doyle to ride his UK-trained horses, Juddmonte Farms has said in a statement.
Doyle won the Dubai Duty Free for Abdullah on the Roger Charlton-trained Cityscape last year.
Filed on 29 Aug 2013 @ 13:40
Prominent owner diversifying Irish string among three trainers
The Aga Khan is to send a number of two-year-olds and yearlings to be trained by Dermot Weld in Ireland. The move brings the number of Irish trainers patronised by the prominent owner/breeder to three, the same number as in France, where the Aga Khan uses Alain de Royer Dupre, Mikel Delzangles and Jean-Claude Rouget.
Filed on 29 Aug 2013 @ 07:54
Two strong days' trade sees clearance rate hit 90%
The DBS Premier Sales concluded its two day run on Wednesday with strong trade from start to finish that saw the aggregate rise by 25% to £13,300,750 and the average increase by 21% to £32,441, figures on a par with the 2008 renewal before the financial crash. The median rose by 25% to £25,000, and with 410 lots sold from 458 offered the clearance rate was a healthy 90%.