Filed on 27 Mar 2016 @ 11:59
Cape Cross, the sire of last year's Derby and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner Golden Horn, has been retired from the Darley stallion roster following an illustrious career at stud.
The 22-year-old has suffered fertility problems this season.
Filed on 27 Mar 2016 @ 11:58
First-season sire Helmet didn’t have to wait long for his first winners as they arrived in quick succession on Saturday 26 March when Boater and Chupalla, both trained by Mark Johnston, won both divisions of Kempton’s fillies' Maiden.
Filed on 27 Mar 2016 @ 09:38
Dubai, 26 March 2016
California Chrome went one better than 12 months ago to win Saturday's the Dubai World Cup with a tremendous display.
The American challenger was beaten by rank outsider Prince Bishop last year, yet despite being posted wide throughout after breaking from his wide draw - and his saddle slipping - he ran out a dazzling winner under the Meydan floodlights.
Filed on 27 Mar 2016 @ 09:36
Dubai, 27 March 2016
Acceleration allied to stamina was the combination that propelled the four-year-old Vazirabad to his sixth win in a row, but easily his most valuable, when he collared Big Orange (GB) and held on by a neck in the Dubai Gold Cup sponsored by Al Tayer Motors.
Filed on 27 Mar 2016 @ 09:35
Dubai, 27 March 2016
Roger Varian landed a first Dubai World Cup night success as Postponed (Dubawi) oozed class to strike under birthday boy Andrea Atzeni in the Dubai Sheema Classic presented by Longines.
Filed on 25 Mar 2016 @ 18:13
The 4/6 favourite Grendisar (Invincible Spirit), trained by Marco Botti in Newmarket, made it seven wins at Lingfield Park as he landed the odds in the £200,000 Coral Easter Classic with a confident ride from Adam Kirby.
Filed on 25 Mar 2016 @ 17:44
The TRacey Collins-trained Captain Joy, a seven-year-old by Dark Angel, bounced back from a near-death experience after an attack of colic last autumn to go two better than last year and relegate Sovereign Debt to second place for the second time in a row.
Filed on 25 Mar 2016 @ 17:41
Last season's Irish Derby winner Jack Hobbs is set to start his four-year-old campaign in the Group Two Jockey Club Stakes at the Guineas Meeting on Newmarket's Rowley Mile.
Filed on 25 Mar 2016 @ 17:36
Australia, 25 March 2016
Flamberge gets up at Moonee Valley as trainer bows out after being handed six month ban
On his last night as a trainer, trainer Peter Moody collected the last Victorian Group One of the season with the underrated Flamberge poking his nose through on the rail to win the William Reid Stakes by short half-head.
Filed on 25 Mar 2016 @ 17:28
Last season's Champagne Stakes winner Emotionless (Shamardal) is set to bypass traditional prep races at Newmarket and Newbury next month and head straight to the Qipco 2000 Guineas at Newmarket (UK) on April 30.
Filed on 20 Mar 2016 @ 10:38
Hong Kong, 20 March 2016
Werther (Tavistock) scored an exciting win in the Group One Hong Kong Derby at Sha Tin (2000m) on Sunday evening. Thanks to a copybook ride from champion Australian jockey Hugh Bowman, Werther was able to grind down Victory Magic for a thrilling and deserved big race win.
Filed on 20 Mar 2016 @ 10:36
Santa Anita, 20 March 2016
Under a well-timed ride from Rafael Bejarano, Tara’s Tango (Unbridled's Song) rolled from off the pace to collar favored Taris late and win Saturday’s Grade One Santa Margarita Stakes at Santa Anita by one length. Owned and bred by Stonestreet Stables, LLC, and trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, Tara’s Tango negotiated 1 1/8 miles in 1:50.44.
Filed on 20 Mar 2016 @ 10:33
Oaklawn Park, 20 March 2016
One year after winning the Rebel Stakes with eventual Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert finally returned with the right horse after two unsuccessful trips earlier this season and won the $900,000 race with Coolmore’s Cupid (Tapit). Overall, it was Baffert’s sixth victory in the race since 2010. His other winners were champion Lookin at Lucky, Secret Circle, The Factor and Hoppertunity.
Filed on 20 Mar 2016 @ 10:28
Australia, 19 March 2016
Capitalist (Written Tycoon) sent his stud value soaring when he sprinted to victory in the Group One Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill on Saturday.
Filed on 20 Mar 2016 @ 10:26
Australia, 19 March 2016
Tarzino (Tavistock) will chase a second Derby success after cruising home in the Group One Rosehill Guineas (2000m) on Saturday. The son of Tavistock proved much too good for his rivals, cruising home to beat a quality field and confirming his status as the leading staying three-year-old in the country.
Filed on 18 Mar 2016 @ 19:00
The outstanding woman amateur of her generation was overshadowed before the St James's Place Foxhunter Chase by a novice rider, but she was in front when it mattered.
Nina Carberry won last year's race riding On The Fringe for owner J P McManus, and she repeated the feat on the same horse on Friday, bringing the Enda Bolger-trained winner through late to win going away - back in fifth, and worthy of just as many plaudits as Carberry, was Victoria Pendleton, the Olympian who began riding last year, and covered herself in glory on Pacha Du Polder.
Filed on 18 Mar 2016 @ 18:55
Don Cossack justified 9/4 favouritism in the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup, winning by four and a half lengths for owner Michael O'Leary's Gigginstown House Stud, trainer Gordon Elliott and jockey Bryan Cooper.
Filed on 18 Mar 2016 @ 18:52
A horse who was bought to give a club of owners some fun landed one of The Festival's championship races today, providing trainer Harry Fry with his first 'official' winner at the meeting.
Fry has been credited with plotting victory for Champion Hurdle winner Rock On Ruby in 2010, while based at a satellite yard for trainer Paul Nicholls. Now a trainer in his own right he got off the mark when Unowhatimeanharry won the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle under Noel Fehily. An 11/1 shot, the winner beat Fagan (33/1) and Champers On Ice (20/1) by one and a quarter lengths and one and a half lengths.
Filed on 18 Mar 2016 @ 15:25
Superb Story gave trainer Dan Skelton his first Festival success when running out the game winner of the Vincent O'Brien County Hurdle at Cheltenham on Friday.
The 8/1 shot had a long run for home as the field were marshalled around the final flight, which was dolled off following a fall on the first circuit, but he stuck to his task well, staying on strongly up the hill to deny runner-up Fethard Player by two and a half lengths.
Filed on 18 Mar 2016 @ 15:00
Ivanovich Gorbatov (Montjeu) gave trainer Aidan O'Brien his sixth Festival winner, his first since Istabraq won the Stan James Champion Hurdle in 2000, when running out the smooth winner of the JCB Triumph Hurdle at Cheltenham on Friday.
Filed on 17 Mar 2016 @ 16:59
Thistlecrack produced a remarkable performance when running away with a strongly-run renewal of the Ryanair World Hurdle at Cheltenham on Thursday. The even money favourite was always travelling powerfully under jockey Tom Scudamore and was still on the bridle turning for home, having seen off every one of his rivals bar Alpha Des Obeaux, who was being asked for his effort as the pair hit the home straight.
Filed on 17 Mar 2016 @ 16:33
The Willie Mullins-trained Vautour registered an impressive six-length victory in the Ryanair Chase over his stable-mate Valseur Lido at Cheltenham on Thursday, vindicating Mullins' decision to run him in the two and half mile race rather than the longer Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup, his original target.
Filed on 17 Mar 2016 @ 15:07
Ruby Walsh's victory aboard Black Hercules in the first race of St Patrick's Thursday was his 50th at The Festival, and his fifth of this year's meeting. He leads the all-time roll of honour of jockeys at The Festival.
Filed on 17 Mar 2016 @ 10:30
Sprinter Sacre ensured that there wasn't a dry eye in the house after he landed an emotional running of the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham on Wednesday.
The 5/1 second favourite won this race in 2013 but had not been at his best since following well-documented problems with his heart but there had been signs in recent months that he was back to somewhere near championship winning form.
Filed on 17 Mar 2016 @ 10:28
Blaklion produced a gutsy performance to land the RSA Chase by half a length from 16/1 shot Shaneshill at Cheltenham on Wednesday.
The 8/1 chance, trained locally by Nigel Twiston-Davies, jumped and travelled well for jockey Ryan Hatch and hit the front with a magnificent leap at the last with several of the field still in with a chance.