Racing

Duke Of Marmalade sold to South Africa

Filed on 27 May 2014 @ 07:29

Third crop sire Duke Of Marmalade (Danehill) has been sold by Coolmore to Drakenstein Stud in South Africa in a deal brokered by Blandford Bloodstock.

Duke Of Marmalade was rated 132 by Timeform after enjoying a spectacular four-year-old campaign that included Group One successes in the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot, the Juddmonte International at York and the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot.

Galileo's Marvellous lands the Irish 1000 Guineas

Filed on 25 May 2014 @ 18:41

Galileo filly heads to the Oaks as Lightning Thunder takes Classic second again

The lightly-raced Marvellous (Galileo) won the Tattersalls Irish 1000 Guineas at the Curragh on Sunday, coming from the rear of the field under Ryan Moore to score by three lengths from the Newmarket 1000 Guineas runner-up Lightning Thunder.

Dylan Thomas completes Italian Classic double as Final Score wins the Oaks d'Italia

Filed on 25 May 2014 @ 18:36

Third Italian Oaks winner in a row out of Holy Moon

A week after the Stefano Botti-trained Dylan Mouth won the Italian Derby, stablemate Final Score (Dylan Thomas), also by Dylan Thomas, won the Group Two Oaks d’Italia in Milan on Sunday.

Ajaxana scores in the German 1,000 Guineas

Filed on 25 May 2014 @ 18:33

The Waldemar Hickst-trained Ajaxana (Rock Of Gibraltar) stepped up from a second to Meerjungfrau in the Schwarzgold Rennen last time to win the Group Two German 1,000 Guineas on Sunday, scoring by three-quarters of a length.

Cirrus des Aigles dominates in the Prix d'Ispahan

Filed on 25 May 2014 @ 18:30

The Group One Prix d’Ispahan at Longchamp on Sunday saw a dominant performance from the evergreen eight-year-old Cirrus des Aigles (Even Top), who made all under Christophe Soumillon to register his fifth Group One, a month after seeing off Treve in the Prix Ganay.

We Are wins the Prix Saint-Alary on her third start

Filed on 25 May 2014 @ 18:20

Dansili filly surges three lengths clear in Longchamp Group One

George Strawbridge's We Are (Dansili) came into Sunday's Group One Prix Saint-Alary as the winner of her two starts, neither of them in stakes company, but the manner of her wins saw her sent off the well-supported second favourite and she rewarded that when surging clear of Vazira to win by three lengths.

Group One win for Frankel's brother Noble Mission

Filed on 25 May 2014 @ 18:17

Stallion career beckons after Tattersalls Gold Cup victory

The Lady Cecil-trained Noble Mission (Galileo), a full brother to Frankel, continued his fine form this season when winning his first Group One in the Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh on Sunday, making all under James Doyle to beat Magician by a length and a quarter.

Nuovo Record wins the Japanese Oaks

Filed on 25 May 2014 @ 18:13

Japan, 25 May 2014

Guineas winner Harp Star beaten into second

Second pick Nuovo Record (Heart's Cry) warded off a huge challenge from the overwhelming race favorite Harp Star to capture this year’s Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks) and her first Grade One victory. After succumbing to a 0.4 second runner-up finish in the Tulip Sho (G3) in March, and a mere 0.1 second margin for third in the following Oka Sho (Japanese 1000 Guineas), the Heart’s Cry filly finally succeeded in beating her biggest rival to dominate the second leg of the Triple Crown for fillies by a neck.

Showcasing the first freshman sire to register a stakes winner

Filed on 24 May 2014 @ 17:08

Cappella Sansevero wins the Marble Hill Stakes

Cappella Sansevero is unbeaten in three starts after winning the Listed Marble Hill Stake at the Curragh on Saturday, making the best of the absence of The Great War to state his case for the Norfolk Stakes on his stakes debut.

Kingman stretches clear in the Irish 2000 Guineas

Filed on 24 May 2014 @ 16:21

Invincible Spirit colt gets his Classic after Newmarket second

The John Gosden-trained Kingman (Invincible Spirit) bounced back from his second to Night Of Thunder in the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket a fortnight ago to run out a domiannt winner of the Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas at the Curragh on Saturday, getting on top in the final quarter mile and stretching clear to beat the supplemented Shifting Power by five lengths, with Mustajeeb third.

Hot Streak takes command in the Temple Stakes

Filed on 24 May 2014 @ 16:14

Three-year-old son of Iffraaj impresses in Group Two sprint

The Kevin Ryan-trained Hot Streak (Iffraaj) ran out a thoroughly impressive winner of the Group Two Betfred Temple Stakes at Haydock on Saturday, giving his teenage rider Oisin Murphy the biggest win of his career. The pair went powerfully clear of their elders, and had plenty in hand to see off the late challenge from Pearl Secret, giving Qatar Racing a 1-2.

First winner for Rip Van Winkle

Filed on 24 May 2014 @ 16:09

Leading first crop sires of 2014

Coolmore's freshman sire Rip Van Winkle had his first winner when the Jessica Harrington-trained Jeanne Girl won the Castlemartin & La Louviere Studs EBF Fillies Maiden over six furlongs at the Curragh on saturday, taking the lead in the final two furlongs and being pushed out to see off Sexy Legs by a nose.

Observational gets up in the Cocked Hat Stakes

Filed on 23 May 2014 @ 16:03

The Roger Charlton-trained Observational (Galileo) got off the mark at the third time of asking with a battling success in the Listed Casco Cocked Hat Stakes at Goodwood on Friday, whittling down the advantage gained by the pacestting Signposted, getting up in the final furlong and holding off Marzocco by a neck.

Mark Of Esteem put down after short illness

Filed on 21 May 2014 @ 15:27

Former champion miler and sire Mark Of Esteem (Darshaan) has been euthanized following a short illness.

The bay, named for his striking blaze, won the second of his two starts as a juvenile under the tutelage of the late Sir Henry Cecil, before transferring to Saeed bin Suroor at Godolphin and becoming one of their greatest heroes.

Olympic Glory to make quick reappearance in the Prix d'Ispahan

Filed on 21 May 2014 @ 15:25

Last Saturday's Group One Lockinge Stakes winner Olympic Glory is set to make a quick return to action, with connections planning to run the colt in the Group One Prix d'Ispahan at Longchamp on Sunday, where he is likely to encounter Cirrus des Aigles.

Australia heads 28 remaining in the Derby

Filed on 21 May 2014 @ 15:23

A total of 28 three-year-olds go forward to the Group One Investec Derby following yesterday's scratchings deadline, headed by Australia (Aidan O'Brien), the red-hot 4/6 favourite.

The son of 2001 Derby winner Galileo and 2004 Oaks heroine Ouija Board finished a close third on his seasonal debut in the first Classic of the season, the QIPCO 2000 Guineas over a mile at Newmarket on May 3.

43% rise in median as DBS Spring Sale gets underway

Filed on 21 May 2014 @ 07:38

Punchestown Grade One winner Operating sells for £140,000

The DBS Spring Sales got underway on Tuesday with the first session of the Horses-in-Training session producing a top price of £140,000 and a clearance rate of 87%. Strength in the middle of the market led to the median increasing by 43% to £10,000 when compared to the same day last year. The sale average was almost unchanged from 2013 at £14,325.

Shifting Power supplemented into field of 16 for the Irish 2,000 Guineas

Filed on 20 May 2014 @ 14:28

The Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas at the Curragh on Saturday has attracted 16 entries following today’s entry stage, including Kingman and War Command, together with Shifting Power who was added to the race this morning by trainer Richard Hannon at a cost of 30,000 euros.

Silviniaco Conti tops the Jumps Classifications

Filed on 20 May 2014 @ 11:07

Novice chase champions rate highly in Anglo-Irish Classifications

Last season's King George and Betfred Bowl winner Silviniaco Conti has today been named as the highest rated Chaser in Britain and Ireland in 2013-2014 in the annual Anglo-Irish Jump Classifications.

Leading Light makes winning return in the Vintage Crop Stakes

Filed on 19 May 2014 @ 07:14

St Leger winner to be aimed at the Gold Cup

Last year's St Leger winner Leading Light (Montjeu) returned to action on Sunday, winning the Group Three Coolmore Vintage Crop Stakes at Navan, joining the pacesetting Royal Diamond half a mile out, taking command in the middle of the track and responding well when asked to go three lengths clear.

Lucky Lion lands the German 2,000 Guineas

Filed on 19 May 2014 @ 07:12

High Chaparral colt wins the Mehl Mulhens-Rennen

Lucky Lion (High Chaparral) won the the Group Two Mehl Mulhens-Rennen in Cologne on Sunday, the German 2,000 Guineas. The improving colt headed to Cologne having won the Group Three Grosser Preis Des Krefelder Rennclub 1997 – Dr. Busch-Memorial at Krefeld in April, after breaking his maiden at the same course a month earlier.

Dylan Mouth remains unbeaten after Derby Italiano victory

Filed on 19 May 2014 @ 07:09

A competitive renewal of the Group Two Derby Italiano at Rome on Sunday saw 15 runners lining, but one starter proved much too good for the opposition with Dylan Thomas’s unbeaten son Dylan Mouth (Dylan Thomas) continuing trainer Stefano Botti's fine run in the race.

Deep Impact's Verxina registers repeat Victoria Mile win

Filed on 19 May 2014 @ 07:06

Japan, 18 May 2014

Sent to post 11th favorite for her low-key efforts since her victory in the 2013 version of this race, Verxina (Deep Impact) bounced back to accomplish a back-to-back Victoria Mile victories on Sunday, the first in its relatively short history as a Grade One mile-race for fillies and mares.

Shamardal's Dan Excel outclasses Singapore Cup rivals

Filed on 19 May 2014 @ 07:02

Singapore, 18 May 2014

International win for Dunboyne Express as was

Shamardal's son Dan Excel stormed to victory in the Group One Singapore Airlines International Cup at Kranji on Sunday. Settled in second position on the rail under Tommy Berry, Dan Excel responded superbly when asked to quicken in the home straight and romped home to win by two lengths.

California Chrome scores dominant Preakness win

Filed on 18 May 2014 @ 08:38

Pimlico, 18 May 2014

Son of Lucky Pulpit heads to the Belmont to seek Triple Crown glory

California Chrome (Lucky Pulpit) continued on his quest for a Triple Crown sweep Saturday at Pimlico Race Course, scoring a dominating victory in the Grade One Preakness Stakes.