Gutsy Lumiere takes Cheveley Park honours

Filed on 26 Sep 2015 @ 14:04

"Colied spring" Shamardal filly wins Newmarket Group One from the front

The Mark Johnson-trained Lumiere showed she has guts as well as her abundant speed to battle to a fine victory in the Group One Connolly's Red Mills Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday, leading throughout and battling on well to beat Illuminate into second. She also turned the tables on Besharah in third, having been beaten into second by that filly in the Lowther Stakes last time, just her second start.

Zoffany's Foundation wins the Royal Lodge

Filed on 26 Sep 2015 @ 13:38

Unbeaten colt earns 12-1 quotes for the Derby

The John Gosden-trained Foundation (Zoffany) remains unbeaten in three starts and earned quotes for next season's Classics after beating the previously unbeaten Deauville in the Group Two Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday.

Veteran Mourinho wins the G1 Underwood

Filed on 26 Sep 2015 @ 13:31

Australia, 26 September 2015

Cox Plate the target

The underrated Mourinho defied a host of stars to produce a career-best performance in the Group One Underwood Stakes on Saturday.

Time Test quickens past Custom Cut at Newmarket

Filed on 25 Sep 2015 @ 14:45

Charlton expects Dubawi colt "to be better than Al Kazeem"

Dropped to a mile after a below-par run in the Juddmonte International last time, the Roger Charlton-trained Time Test (Dubawi) won the Group Two Joel Stakes at Newmarket on Friday, racing behind the pace under Ryan Moore before quickening to the lead, outgunning the reliable Custom Cup to win by a length.

Promising Run lands the Rockfel

Filed on 25 Sep 2015 @ 14:19

Hard Spun beats Thetis in Newmarket Group Three

The Saeed bin Suroor-trained Promising Run (Hard Spun) won the Group Two Rockfel Stakes at Newmarket on Friday, quickening clear of her rivals under James Doyle and staying on well in the 7f contest to beat Thetis by a length and three quarters.

Journey surges eight lengths clear of her rivals in the Princess Royal

Filed on 25 Sep 2015 @ 13:44

Dubawi filly appreciates step up to a mile and a half

The Listed Princess Royal Stakes at Newmarket on Friday saw the John Gosden-trained Journey (Dubawi) surge six lengths clear to run out a dominant winner of the 1m 4f contest. Desert Snow was second, and Namhroodah third.

Solar Magic stretches clear of Rosemary Stakes rivals

Filed on 25 Sep 2015 @ 13:08

Pivotal filly appreciates easier ground at Newmarket

The John Gosden-trained Solar Magic (Pivotal) won the Listed Rosemary Stakes at Newmarket on Friday, stretching clear of her rivals in the dip and staying on well under Frankie Dettori, being eased down in the final strides to beat Black Cherry by half a length. Pack Together was third, running on strongly in the final furlong.

Steady trade continues at Keeneland

Filed on 25 Sep 2015 @ 08:29

Keeneland, 24 September 2015

Commerce remained strong during the tenth session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale on Thursday, led by the sale of a Colonel John colt for $170,000.

Cockney Rebel filly tops Tattersalls Ireland Part II

Filed on 25 Sep 2015 @ 08:12

Strong trade as September Yearling Sale comes to a close

The strong demand seen at Tattersalls Ireland earlier this week in the record-breaking Part I September Yearling Sale continued into Thursday's Part II session with a healthy 86% clearance rate and an improved average which was up by 22% to €8,990, the median was up by 40% to €7,000, while the turnover of €1,636,200 marked an increase of 29% over last year.

Sanus Per Aquam rallies to win the Somerville Tattersall Stakes

Filed on 25 Sep 2015 @ 08:05

Bolger looking forward to 2016 with son of Teofilo

Jim Bolger's Sanus Per Aquam (Teofilo) registered his first success at Group level when winning the Group Three Somerville Tattersall Stakes at Newmarket on Thursday, racing prominently under Kevin Manning but having to rally on the climb to the line after losing ground two furlongs out when squeezed for room. Angled towards the centre of the track, the son of Teofilo rallied and got up to beat York winner Tasleet by a nose.

Blame filly sells for $330,000 to top Keeneland Wednesday

Filed on 24 Sep 2015 @ 08:02

Keeneland, 23 September 2015

Book 4 concludes with slight increase in average

A Blame half-sister to the undefeated Grade One stakes-winning juvenile Nyquist, entered in Saturday’s FrontRunner (G1) at Santa Anita, sold to Bridlewood Farm for $330,000 to highlight Wednesday’s ninth session of the 72nd Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

Elusive Pimpernel colt tops final session of record Tattersalls Ireland September Sale

Filed on 24 Sep 2015 @ 07:57

The Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale concluded its two day run on Wednesday with the highest ever average and median, and the second highest aggregate since 2006, when the sale was held over three days.

Simple Verse reinstated after St Leger appeal

Filed on 23 Sep 2015 @ 14:32

BHA appeal panel reverses Doncaster stewards decision to demote winning filly

Three-year-old victory Simple Verse (Duke Of Marmalade) has been re-instated as winner of the Ladbrokes St Leger after connections won their appeal overturning the decision of the Doncaster stewards to disqualify her from first place in favour of the second horse past the post, Bondi Beach.

Ryan Moore back to work on the Newmarket gallops

Filed on 23 Sep 2015 @ 11:28

Leading jockey Ryan Moore could be back in action on the racecourse before too long after he returned to the Newmarket gallops on Wednesday morning, partnering the Sir Michael Stoute-trained Integral in work on Wednesday morning.

Freshman sire Astrology to the fore at Keeneland on Tuesday

Filed on 23 Sep 2015 @ 11:25

Keeneland, 22 September 2015

The market at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale continued to show strength on Tuesday when a colt from the first crop of Astrology brought a final bid of $425,000 from Stonestreet Stables and George Bolton to top the eighth session of the sale.

Kodiac colt tops strong Tattersalls Ireland Yearling opener

Filed on 23 Sep 2015 @ 11:21

Turnover up by a third as clearance rate hits 94%

The Tattersalls Ireland September Sale 2015 got off to a remarkable start on Tuesday with Day 1 posting the best set of figures for a day’'s session at the sale since 2007. The aggregate of €5,070,000 was the first time the €5million barrier has been breached since 2007, and was up by 33% on 2014.

Postponed ruled out of the Arc

Filed on 23 Sep 2015 @ 11:18

King George winner Postponed will not run in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp a week on Sunday. Trained until last week by Luca Cumani, the son of Dubawi most recently won the Prix Foy, but is now on the move to Roger Varian following Sheikh Obaid's decision to move his entire string from Cumani.

Curlin filly sells for €975,000 to top Keeneland Book 3

Filed on 22 Sep 2015 @ 07:04

Keeneland, 21 September 2015

Book 3 concludes with 9% rise in average - though RNA rate rises to 27%

With John Brocklebank, agent, Utah-based Dickman’s Legacy Ranch prevailed in a lively bidding battle to land a filly by Curlin for $975,000 and record the top price for Book 3 of the 72nd Keeneland September Yearling Sale on Monday.

Shamardal's Sasparella wins the Prix Eclipse in style

Filed on 22 Sep 2015 @ 07:02

The Group Three Prix Eclipse at Chantilly on Monday was won in convincing fashion by two-year-old Shamardal filly Sasparella (Shamardal) on just her third start.

Settled in second under Maxime Guyon, Sasparella responded brilliantly once asked to quicken inside the final two furlongs and was never troubled from then on as she took the six-furlong contest by a length and a quarter.

Jack Naylor back to winning ways at Gowran Park

Filed on 21 Sep 2015 @ 08:08

The Jessica Harrington-trained Jack Naylor (Champs Elysees), twice a winner at stakes level as a juvenile last year, put a run of five defeats in Group One company behind her when winning the Group Three Denny Cordell Lavarack & Lanwades Stud Fillies' Stakes at Gowran Park on Sunday.

More Group Two success as Dylan Mouth extends unbeaten record in Italy

Filed on 21 Sep 2015 @ 08:06

The outstanding Italian performer Dylan Mouth (Dylan Thomas) made it 10 wins out of 10 starts in his home country when winning the Group Two Premio Federico Tesio on Sunday in little more than a canter.

Uncle Mo colt tops Keeneland Book 2

Filed on 21 Sep 2015 @ 07:59

Keeneland, 20 September 2015

Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale registered across-the-board increases for Book 2 which concluded on Saturday and was led by the sale of an Uncle Mo colt to Bob Baffert for €700,000.

Kingston Hill retired to stand at Coolmore

Filed on 21 Sep 2015 @ 07:57

Mastercraftsman’s dual Group One winning son Kingston Hill has been retired from racing and will stand at Coolmore for the upcoming season.

“We had hoped to get Kingston Hill back for the latter part of this season but sadly this has not been possible and the decision has been made to retire him,” said trainer Roger Varian.

Unbeaten Don't Touch wins the Ayr Gold Cup

Filed on 21 Sep 2015 @ 07:54

The Richard Fahey-trained Don't Touch (Dutch Art) retained his unbeaten record when winning the Ayr Gold Cup on Saturday, quickening from a prominent position to take the lead a furlong out, and holding on gamely to resist the persistent challenge from Poyle Vinnie.

Ribchester quickens to Mill Reef victory

Filed on 21 Sep 2015 @ 07:50

Iffraaj colt breaks his maiden and earns Guineas quotes

Ribchester (Iffraaj), making it third time lucky, lost his maiden tag in emphatic style with a last-to-first success in the Group Two Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury on Saturday, earning quotes of 25/1 for the 2000 Guineas in the process.