Tarana breaks through at Listed level for Cape Cross

Filed on 27 Apr 2014 @ 08:50

Noblesse Stakes on the agenda for lightly-raced four-year-old

Four-year-old Cape Cross filly Tarana (Cape Cross) put two second place finishes in Listed company behind her on Saturday when landing the Listed Martin Moloney Stakes at Limerick.

Go Indy Go wins the G1 Champagne for Bernardini

Filed on 27 Apr 2014 @ 08:46

Australia, 27 April 2014

Siblings give Bernardini a Group double

Trainer Leon Macdonald labeled two-year-old Bernardini filly Go Indy Go (Bernardini) as potentially the best horse he has trained following her brilliant win in the Group One Champagne Stakes over 1600m at Randwick on Saturday.

Western Hymn unbeaten after Classic Trial victory

Filed on 25 Apr 2014 @ 15:28

Dante Stakes next for son of High Chaparral

The John Gosden-trained Western Hymn (High Chaparral) rates as low as 12-1 for the Investe Derby after maintaining his unbeaten record in the Group Three bet365 Classic Trial at Sandown on Friday, coming with a sweeping late run to beat Impulsive Moment by a length and three-quarters. Master Carpenter was third.

Tullius wins the Sandown Mile

Filed on 25 Apr 2014 @ 15:26

The Andrew Balding-trained Tullius (Le Vie Dei Colori) won the Group Two bet365 Mile at Sandown on Friday, quickening smartly from fourth under Jimmy Fortune, passing the post three-and-three-quarter lengths clear of Montiridge.

OBSC Spring Sale concludes with record trade

Filed on 25 Apr 2014 @ 07:39

Florida, 25 April 2014

Tapit colt tops sale of two-year-olds in training

The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2014 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training concluded its four day run on Thursday with trade that shattered sale records for gross, average and median.

Exceed And Excel filly tops record DBS Breeze-Up Sale

Filed on 25 Apr 2014 @ 07:25

Average rises 19% at Doncaster as aggregate soars by 56%

The 2014 renewal of the DBS Breeze-Up Sale set new records on Thursday, with a new top price of £340,000 and an average that soared by 19% to £36,585. The sale aggregate increased by 56% to £4,646,250 with six lots selling for over £100,000, double that of last year. The clearance rate was 85%.

Shamkala states Oaks case with Longchamp win

Filed on 24 Apr 2014 @ 15:44

The Alain de Royer-Dupre-trained Shamkala (Pivotal), a winner at Chantilly on her only start as a juvenile, was an impressive winner of the Prix des Tertres over 2000m at Longchamp on Thursday, taking up the running 300m from home under Christophe Soumillon and being pushed clear for a straightforward length and a half success.

Arod could line up in the Dante Stakes

Filed on 24 Apr 2014 @ 15:38

Son of Teofilo in good form after Windsor romp

Recent runaway Windsor maiden winner Arod (Teofilo) could go the 'Authorized' route and tackle the Betfred Dante Stakes at York next month. Trainer Peter Chapple-Hyam took the £150,000 Group Two with subsequent Derby winner Authorized in 2007 and may now opt for this year’s renewal for his Windsor winner.

Our Channel wins the Espom Derby Trial

Filed on 23 Apr 2014 @ 16:15

The William Haggas-trained Our Channel is set to take his place in the Investec Derby after gaining an automatic entry in the Classic when landing the Investec Derby Trial at Espom on Wednesday.

Hong Kong-trained sprinters head Royal Ascot international entries

Filed on 23 Apr 2014 @ 11:28

Treve heads entries for the Prince of Wales's Stakes

The entries for the seven Royal Ascot Group One races have been released, and once again there is a strong international flavour to the entries.

Tenth winner of the season for Sea The Stars

Filed on 23 Apr 2014 @ 08:09

Second crop stallion Sea The Stars had his tenth winner of the season, and first from his second crop, on Tuesday when the Jean-Claude Rouget-trained Sivoliere won the Prix Epinard over 1,000m at Maisons-Laffitte.

Miss France confirmed for the 1000 Guineas

Filed on 23 Apr 2014 @ 08:04

Trainer Andre Fabre has confirmed that last season's Oh So Sharp Stakes winner Miss France (Dansili) will take up her engagement in the QIPCO 1000 Guineas at Newmarket a week on Sunday.

Toormore heads Hannon trio in the Guineas

Filed on 23 Apr 2014 @ 07:04

Trainer also to run Night Of Thunder and Shifting Power

Richard Hannon has three intended runners in next month's Qipco 2000 Guineas, with Craven Stakes winner Toormore to be joined by Night Of Thunder and Free Handicap winner Shifting Power.

BBC's Julian Wilson dies at 73

Filed on 21 Apr 2014 @ 15:38

Julian Wilson, BBC Television's Racing correspondent from 1966 until 1997, has died at the age of 73.

Former Classic-winning jockey Jimmy Lindley worked with Wilson for many years at the BBC and told PA Sport: "All I can say is that he was the most thorough professional I've ever come across.

Isla Bonita pulls clear in the Japanese 2000 Guineas

Filed on 20 Apr 2014 @ 17:40

Japan, 20 April 2014

Second favorite Isla Bonita (Fuji Kiseki) captured this year’s Satsuki Sho (Japanese 2000 Guineas), the first leg of the three-year-old Triple Crown classics and registered his third consecutive grade-race win. After winning his debut race last June, Isla Bonita was runner-up to subsequent Oka Sho (Japanese 1000 Guineas) winner Harp Star (JPN, by Deep Impact) in the Niigata Nisai Stakes (G3, 1,600m).

It's A Dundeel retires on a high after Queen Elizabeth Stakes win

Filed on 19 Apr 2014 @ 07:50

Australia, 19 April 2014

Carlton House fades into third

World class entire It's a Dundeel (High Chaparral) returned to the scene of his greatest triumph and eclipsed his Australian Derby win with a breathtaking victory in Saturday's $4 million Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) at Royal Randwick.

Kiwi raider Rising Romance emphatic in the Australian Oaks

Filed on 19 Apr 2014 @ 07:48

Australia, 19 April 2014

An outstanding ride by James McDonald paved the way for Kiwi filly Rising Romance (Ekraar) to score an emphatic win in the $1million Seven News Australian Oaks (2400m) at Royal Randwick on Saturday.

Waterhouse on top as Montjeu's The Offer dominates the Sydney Cup

Filed on 19 Apr 2014 @ 07:46

Australia, 19 April 2014

Son of Montjeu to be aimed at the Melbourne Cup

Tommy Berry and Gai Waterhouse have combined again for an emphatic win in the Group One 3200m Schweppes Sydney Cup with The Offer (Montjeu).

Diamond Drille gets up in the Queen Of The Turf

Filed on 19 Apr 2014 @ 07:43

Australia, 19 April 2014

Australia's Queen of racing, Gai Waterhouse trained the winner of the Group One Queen of the Turf Stakes, Diamond Drille (Al Maher), on Saturday's second day of The Championships at Randwick. Running in the colours made famous by Pierro, jockey Tommy Berry settled Diamond Drille ($41) mid-field while Solicit and Recite took up the running.

Ertijaal enters Guineas picture with Lingfield Good Friday win

Filed on 19 Apr 2014 @ 07:36

Lingfield attracts record crowd to All Weather Championships

The William Haggas-trained Ertijaal (Oasis Dream) won the 32Red All-Weather 3 Year Old Championships at Lingfield on Good Friday, earning a possible run in the 2000 Guineas at the inaugural All Weather Championships, that attracted a record crowd of 9000 to Lingfield.

War Front colt tops record-breaking Craven Sale

Filed on 19 Apr 2014 @ 07:19

Breeze-Up record broken again as Mocklershill-consigned colt sells for 1.15m gns

Just 24 hours after an 800,000 gns High Chaparral colt had set a new European Record for a breeze up, the high water mark was moved again when the War Front colt from Willie Browne’s Mocklershill was sold for 1,150,000 guineas.

Toormore beats The Grey Gatsby to land the Craven

Filed on 19 Apr 2014 @ 07:10

Kingman the one to beat in the Guineas on trial evidence

Last season's champion juvenile Toormore (Arakan) made most of the running to win the Group Three Novae Bloodstock Insurance Craven Stakes at Newmarket on Thursday, but his two length defeat of The Grey Gatsby - a York maiden winner, twice placed in juvenile Pattern company - failed to set the world alight. The son of Arakan was lengthened in the betting for next month's 2000 Guineas, for which Greenham Stakes winner Kingman is the hot favourite.

800,000 gns High Chaparral colt sets new Tattersalls breeze up record

Filed on 17 Apr 2014 @ 08:40

The European Breeze-Up record was broken on Wednesday at The Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up Sale. The record was smashed for the second straight year when Ross Doyle secured lot 44 (by High Chaparral out of the Pivotal mare Abunai) on behalf of Al Shaqab Racing.

True Story storms to Feilden success

Filed on 16 Apr 2014 @ 15:58

The Saeed bin Suroor-trained Truse Story (Manduro), off the track since winning a Newmarket maiden last July, ran out a dominant winner of the Listed Feilden Stakes at Newmarket on Wednesday, pulling

Sandiva takes Nell Gwyn honours

Filed on 16 Apr 2014 @ 15:25

The Richard Fahey-trained Sandiva (Footstepsinthesand) got her Classic campaign off to a winning start when landing the Group Three Nell Gwyn Stakes at Newmarket on Wednesday, beating Euro Charline by half a length, with Majeyda third.