Filed on 16 Nov 2013 @ 16:48
Recent Cheltenham winner Johns Spirit fought bravely to deny the fast-finishing Colour Squadron and record a three quarter length victory in the Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham on Saturday.
Filed on 16 Nov 2013 @ 16:44
Former Ballydoyle inmate impresses over hurdles
Champion jump trainer Nicky Henderson expressed a degree of surprise after 10/11 favourite Royal Irish Hussar took the opening race at Cheltenham on Saturday, the JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial, by three and three-quarter lengths.
Filed on 16 Nov 2013 @ 16:40
Stallion statistics: Elusive City
The rescheduled Group Two Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte was run on Saturday, and saw the Aga Khan's homebred Kiram (Elusive City) add to his earlier victory in the Group Three Prix Eclipse, coming with a strong run on the outer to assert by a length and a quarter from This Time with Passing Burg in third.
Filed on 15 Nov 2013 @ 17:37
Slow pace contributes to defeat of Grade One-winning hurdler on chase debut
Taquin De Seuil got the better of Oscar Whisky in a sprint finish to the Steel Plate And Sections Novices' Chase at Cheltenham on Friday, but it was an unsatisfactory running of the race following a dawdling gallop which saw all four runners barely break out of a canter for the first circuit.
Filed on 14 Nov 2013 @ 09:55
Champion Motivator filly could run at Royal Ascot
Trainer Criquette Head-Maarek has adumbrated plans for unbeaten champion Treve's four-year-old career in 2014.
The trainer told TDN: "She will have a prep race in France, maybe the Group On Prix Ganay, and then I'd like to go to Ascot during the Royal meeting.
Filed on 14 Nov 2013 @ 09:51
Australia, 14 November 2013
Redoute's Choice colt battles laminitis
The Redoute's Choice two-year-old half-brother to Black Caviar is fighting for his life at the Werribee Veterinary Clinic after he was bitten by a white-tailed spider. The spider bite has led to the hoof condition laminitis. The colt was purchased by BC3 Thoroughbreds for an Australian record A$5 million at the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale in April.
Filed on 14 Nov 2013 @ 09:45
John McCririck has lost his employemnt tribunal case against his former employer Channel 4 after the tribunal ruled dismissed his age discrimination claims, stating that the 73-year-old's "pantomime persona" is "unpalatable" to a wide audience.
Filed on 13 Nov 2013 @ 08:59
Australia, 13 November 2013
Sydney's Autumn programme given a major boost
The autumn racing program in Sydney is to be given a major boost to create a grand finale event towards the end of the Southern Hemisphere Thoroughbred racing season. The Championships is an initiative of Racing NSW, to be hosted annually by the Australian Turf Club at Royal Randwick and is expected to attract horses, trainers and connections from across Australia and the world.
Filed on 13 Nov 2013 @ 08:46
Moonlight Cloud named as top older horse
Sheikh Joaan Bin Hamad Al Thani’s unbeaten Arc winner Treve (Motivator) has been named as the 2013 Cartier Horse of the Year at he annual awards at the Dorchester Hotel in London. The winner of the Prix de Diane, Prix Vermeille and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, Treve was also the Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly.
Filed on 13 Nov 2013 @ 08:42
Trainer Martin Keighley hosted a stable visit for the media on Tuesday where his stable star Champion Court did his final piece of work before taking part in the feature £160,000 Paddy Power Gold Cup on Saturday, November 16.
Filed on 12 Nov 2013 @ 10:05
Sire of Zarkava experiences age-related decline in fertility
Juddmonte Farms have announced that Zamindar has been retired from covering duties due to an age-related decline in his fertility. The full brother to the 2000 Guineas winner Zafonic is 20 years old.
Filed on 11 Nov 2013 @ 08:51
Trainer Richard Hannon is contemplating sending one of his stable stars to Dubai on World Cup night next March. The champion trainer has Qatar-owned Olympic Glory and Toronado pencilled in to make the trip.
Filed on 11 Nov 2013 @ 08:47
Dual Grade One winner Flemenstar made a winning return to action on Sunday, landing the Boylesports Fortria Chase at Navan on his first start fro Tony Martin, having left Peter Casey before the season began.
Filed on 11 Nov 2013 @ 08:44
Japan, 11 November 2013
Suzuka Mambo filly wins her third Grade One
Second pick Meisho Mambo (Suzuka Mambo) partnered with Koshiro Take captured their third Grade One victory on Sunday when winning the Queen Elizabeth II CUp, the three-year-old filly’s first challenge against older fillies and mares. The pair sailed past rivals in the homestretch with an imposing late charge, with which the pair claimed the final two legs of the fillies’ Triple Crown, the Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks) and the Shuka Sho.
Filed on 9 Nov 2013 @ 17:17
The Jean-Claude Rouget-trained Prince Gibraltar (Rock Of Gibraltar) won the Group One Criterium de Saint-Cloud on Saturday, running out an easy winner from Bereni Ka. Mark Johnston's Hartnell was third.
Filed on 9 Nov 2013 @ 17:15
Australia, 9 November 2013
Son of Mossman adds to Manikato win
He might have taken 18 starts to break his Group One duck, but Buffering (Mossman) is now making a habit of making trips to the Group One winner’s stall. The Queensland warrior made it back-to-back wins at the highest level when he backed up his narrow Manikato Stakes success at Moonee Valley with victory in today’s $1 million VRC Sprint Classic at Flemington.
Filed on 9 Nov 2013 @ 17:13
Australia, 9 November 2013
Son of Bernardini wins Flemington Group One for in-form Waller
Chris Waller continued his dominance of the Melbourne Cup Carnival when Boban (Bernardini) capped a perfect preparation winning the $1 million Group 1 Emirates Stakes (1600m) at Flemington. Unbeaten in five starts this campaign, the son of Bernadini became the first horse to win the Group One Epsom Handicap/Emirates Stakes double since Chanteclair in 1986.
Filed on 8 Nov 2013 @ 09:04
Keeneland, 8 November 2013
Little Bug, in foal to Tiznow, tops third session of November Sale
Robust trade from domestic and international buyers continued Thursday during the third session of the 70th annual Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, as gross sales were 26 percent above the total from the corresponding session in 2012. The average and median also recorded double-digit increases over last year, while the buyback rate was a low 20 percent.
Filed on 7 Nov 2013 @ 16:10
Champion jockey AP McCoy rode his 4,000th career winner when Mountain Tunes won at Towcester on Thursday. The JP McManus-owned, Jonjo O'Neill-trained four-year-old responded to his rider's urgings to collar Kris Spin from the second-last flight, getting up to win by half a length.
Filed on 7 Nov 2013 @ 11:13
Australia, 7 November 2013
Group One success for Rawiller on daughter of Alamosa
After losing the ride on Emirates Melbourne Cup winner Fiorente, Nash Rawiller bounced back in the best possible fashion on Thursday winning the $1 million Group One Crown Oaks (2500m) aboard Kirramosa (Alamosa).
Filed on 7 Nov 2013 @ 09:16
Keeneland, 7 November 2013
Dual Breeders' Cup winner to be retired after $3.1 million sale
Strong demand for young broodmares in foal to successful stallions and accomplished fillies just off the racetrack drove a 31 percent increase in total sales during Wednesday’s second session of the 70th annual Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. Eight horses – led by 2012 champion female sprinter Groupie Doll, who sold for $3.1 million – brought $1 million or more to push to 14 the total number of horses sold for at seven figures during Book 1, the first two days of the sale. That is double the number of seven-figure horses sold during the entire 2012 November Sale.
Filed on 7 Nov 2013 @ 09:12
Pether's Moon (Dylan Thomas), a progressive three-year-old Dylan Thomas colt trained by Richard Hannon, made all for an impressive victory in the Listed Winners Are Welcome At Betdaq Floodlit Stakes at Kempton Park on Wednesday evening.
Filed on 6 Nov 2013 @ 08:59
Keeneland, 6 November 2013
Aggregate rises 52% on last year, RNA rate falls
The 70th annual Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale opened Tuesday with strong trade that saw the agrregate increse by 52 percent from the first session of the 2012 sale, while the average increased 35 percent and the median jumped nearly 73 percent. During the session, six horses – led by the $4 million paid for Grade One winner and millionaire Awesome Maria – brought $1 million or more compared to five horses that reached the mark last year.
Filed on 6 Nov 2013 @ 08:47
The Mick Channon-trained Somersby won Tuesday's BetVictor Haldon Gold Cup Chase at Exeter, travelling well under Dominic Elsworth and battling well to see off the determined Module. The favourite Cue Card blundered away his chance at the fourth fence.
Filed on 5 Nov 2013 @ 09:23
Australia, 5 November 2013
Fiorente (Monsun) joined the most exclusive honour roll in Australian racing with victory in the $6.2 million Group One Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on Tuesday. The import from Sir Michael Stoute's stable provided Gai Waterhouse with her first win in Australia’s greatest race when he carried jockey Damien Oliver to his third win in the race.