Tapit colts sells for $1.2m to top Keeneland Tuesday

Filed on 14 Sep 2016 @ 08:03

Keeneland, 14 September 2016

Strong top market as average rises again on smaller catalogue

The Keeneland September Yearling Sale on Tuesday recorded a new top-priced horse when a colt by leading sire Tapit out of Grade One winner and millionaire Hooh Why sold to J.J. Crupi, agent for Crupi’s New Castle Farm, for $1.2 million during a day marked by increases in average and median prices.

Harzand confirmed for the Arc

Filed on 14 Sep 2016 @ 08:00

Dual Derby winner Harzand is making good progress after returning lame from the Irish Champion Stakes, and will run in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

Trainer Dermot Weld told the Daily Mirror: "We will have him back on Monday - that's the plan.

G3 winner Intelligence Cross heads Mill Reef entries

Filed on 14 Sep 2016 @ 07:58

Intelligence Cross and Mokarris head an 18-strong entry for Saturday's Group Two Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury.

Ribchester took the six-furlong contest 12 months ago and has been among the best of his generation this season with victories at Royal Ascot and in the Group One Prix Jacques Les Marois at Deauville.

$1m Medaglia d'Oro colt tops Keeneland opener

Filed on 14 Sep 2016 @ 07:54

Keeneland, 12 September 2016

Average rises 7.4%, though gross down on smaller catalogue

A colt by leading sire Medaglia d’Oro sold for $1 million to Coolmore’s M.V. Magnier to lead the first day of Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale, which saw strong participation from a diverse contingent of domestic and foreign buyers.

Churchill registers effortless National Stakes success

Filed on 12 Sep 2016 @ 08:17

Churchill (Galileo-Meow, by Storm Cat) took the Group One Goffs Vincent O’Brien National Stakes in brilliant style at the Curragh on Sunday and is now a warm order for Classic success in 2017.

Almanzor sees off Found in the Irish Champion Stakes

Filed on 12 Sep 2016 @ 08:08

Prix du Jockey-Club winner Almanzor (Wootton Bassett) beat Found and Minding to win the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown on Saturday.

With a strong field that included dual Derby hero Harzand and six-time Group One heroine Minding, it was the Jean-Claude Rouget-trained French Derby winner ridden by Christophe Soumillon who won a thrilling duel at the finish to deny 2015 runner-up Found ridden by Frankie Dettori.

Harbour Law stays on the St Leger glory

Filed on 12 Sep 2016 @ 08:03

22/1 shot Harbour Law (Lawman), trained by Epsom handler Laura Mongan, was the surprise winner of an incident-packed running of the Group One Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster on Saturday.

Rivet gets up in the Champagne Stakes

Filed on 12 Sep 2016 @ 08:01

The William Haggas-trained Rivet (Fastnet Rock) produced another performance full of promise when running out the head winner of the Group Two At The Races Champagne Stakes over seven furlongs on Saturday.

Frankel's Toulifaut impresses in the G3 Prix d'Aumale

Filed on 8 Sep 2016 @ 15:46

The Jean-Claude Rouget-trained Toulifaut (Frankel) is unbeaten in three starts after winning the Group Three Prix d’Aumale at Chantilly on Thursday. The daughter of Frankel took up the running half a furlong out and surged three parts of a length clear to win with plenty in hand.

Simple Verse returns with Park Hill victory

Filed on 8 Sep 2016 @ 15:33

Simple Verse (Duke Of Marmalade) returned to the scene of her greatest triumph when running out the narrow winner of the Group Two DFS Park Hill Stakes at Doncaster on Thursday, giving trainer Ralph Beckett and jockey Oisin Murphy a 15/1 double on the day following Rich Legacy's victory in the previous race.

Rich Legacy powers to May Hill success

Filed on 8 Sep 2016 @ 15:29

Rich Legacy (Holy Roman Emperor), trained by Ralph Beckett, ran out a gutsy winner of the Group Two Clugston Construction May Hill Stakes over the straight mile at Doncaster on Thursday.

Simple Verse heads 14 in the Park Hill

Filed on 6 Sep 2016 @ 16:02

Simple Verse returns to Doncaster for the DFS Park Hill Stakes on Thursday Thursday. Restricted to fillies and mares, the G2 contest is run over the same one mile, six furlongs and 132 yards as the Ladbrokes St Leger.

Iquitos storms home in the Grosser Preis von Baden

Filed on 5 Sep 2016 @ 09:08

Four-year-old Iquitos (Adlerflug) ran out the clear cut winner of the Group One 144th Longines – Grosser Preis von Baden at Baden-Baden on Sunday, running on from the rear to win by two and three quarter lengths from last year’s runner-up Nightflower. Three year old filly Pagella took third.

Kontrastat shows smart form in the Prix de la Rochette

Filed on 5 Sep 2016 @ 09:04

The Stephane Wattel-trained Kontrastat (My Risk) showed a smart turn of foot tow in the Group Three Prix la Rochette at Saint-Cloud on Sunday, running on late to beat Mate Story by three parts of a length.

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.