Racing

Amralah takes Steventon glory as Al Kazeem fourth

Filed on 19 Jul 2014 @ 13:54

Group race targets in prospect for son of Teofilo

The Listed Doom Bar Stakes - the Steventon Stakes - at Newbury on Saturday saw the Mick Channon-trained Amralah (Teofilo) hang on dourly to deny the late thrust of Vancouverite to register a maiden stakes win. The race was notable for the return to action of multiple Group One Al Kazeem after proving sub-fertile as a stallion, with the son of Dubawi finishing an encouraging fourth after racing keenly in the early stages.

Dettori double on Saratoga opening day

Filed on 19 Jul 2014 @ 08:37

Saratoga, 18 July 2014

Fashion Alert wins the Schuylerville Stakes for Pletcher

The 2014 Saratoga race meeting got underway on Friday with Fashion Alert (Old Fashioned) taking a heart-pounding edition of the Grade Three Schuylerville Stakes and international riding sensation Frankie Dettori capturing two races on his first-ever visit to the Spa.

Nafaqa has Pattern targets after Newbury maiden win

Filed on 19 Jul 2014 @ 08:29

Barry Hills to continue training small band of horses for Sheikh Hamdan

Trainer Barry Hills came out of retirement following the early death of his trainer son John last month, and he looks to have a useful prospect on his hands in the shape of Sheikh Hamdan's Nafaqa (Sir Percy), who broke his maiden in the Highclere Thoroughbred Racing EBF Stallions Maiden Stakes at Newbury on Friday, having been fourth in the Chesham Stakes on debut last time.

Arod back to winning ways at Leicester

Filed on 18 Jul 2014 @ 08:30

Derby fourth set to rejoin Pattern company after nine length success

The Peter Chapple-Hyam-trained Arod (Teofilo) had his first run since an excellent fourth in the Derby when enjoying a confidence-boosting success in the At The Races Sky 415 Conditions Stakes at Leicester on Thursday, travelling easily under Jamie Spencer and pulling nine lengths clear of his rivals. The son of Teofilo is set to be campaigned in Group One company over 10f this autumn.

Son of Dar Re Mi wins at Chantilly

Filed on 18 Jul 2014 @ 08:26

The Andre Fabre-trained De Treville (Oasis Dream) won the seven furlong maiden at Chantilly on Thursday, showing a likeable attitude to go past the pacesetting Mangouni, asserting in the final furlong to win by three quarters of a length. The colt is the first foal out of Lord and Lady Lloyd-Webber's star mare Dar Re Mi, the winner of the Dubai Sheema Classic, Pretty Polly Stakes and Yorkshire Oaks.

Darley buy yearling half brother to Australia

Filed on 18 Jul 2014 @ 08:20

Darley has purchased a Dubawi yearling half-brother to this season's Derby and Irish Derby winner Australia in a private sale from breeder Stanley House Stud, reports the Racing Post. Australia is out of Lord Derby's globetrotting star mare Ouija Board.

Taghrooda to run in the King George

Filed on 17 Jul 2014 @ 12:30

Investec Oaks winner Taghrooda (Sea The Star) will run in the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot on July 26 in preference to the Darley Irish Oaks at the Curragh on Saturday.

Godolphin sets up in Australia

Filed on 17 Jul 2014 @ 07:25

John O'Shea to train horses in royal blue silks

Godolphin is to establish a permanent presence in Australia, and has appointed trainer, John O'Shea, as Head Trainer in Australia. The horses in his care will race in their prestigious royal blue silks from 1st August 2014.

Deep Impact colt out of Azeri tops JRHA Foal Sale

Filed on 16 Jul 2014 @ 08:21

Japan, 15 July 2014

The foal session of the 2014 JRHA Select Sale took place on Tuesday with strong trade that saw the two day sale post record figures. 404 lots were sold for 12,575,050,000yen in total, which eclipsed the previous record, 11,764,700,000yen, established in 2013. The average price through two days, 31,126,361yen, was 3.7% more than 2013. The buy-back rate through two days dropped from 17.8% in 2013 to 14.9% in 2014.

Al Kazeem set to return at Newbury on Saturday

Filed on 14 Jul 2014 @ 17:20

Saturday's Listed Doom Bar Stakes at Newbury could see the return to action of multiple Group One winner Al Kazeem. The six year old is back in training after proving sub fertile at stud.

Trainer Roger Charlton said: "At the moment, it's looking likely he will run on Saturday.

Sheikh Fahad buys JRHA yearling sale topper

Filed on 14 Jul 2014 @ 17:11

Japan, 14 July 2014

Deep Impact in demand as figures drop slightly from last year

The yearling session of the JRHA Select Sale took place on Monday, with Sheikh Fahad Al Thani acquiring the session topper, a 260 million Yen (£1.5) son of Deep Impact out of Group One Fillies' Mile winner Listen.

Charm Spirit swoops late in the Prix Jean Prat

Filed on 14 Jul 2014 @ 16:32

Another Group One winning miler for Invincible Spirit

The Freddie Head-trained Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit) came with a powerful late run to win the Group One Prix Jean Prat at Chantilly on Monday, collaring the William Haggas-trained Yuften close home.

Gallante wins the Grand Prix de Paris for Fabre

Filed on 13 Jul 2014 @ 18:26

Prix Niel the next step for lightly-raced son of Montjeu

The Andre Fabre-trained Gallante (Montjeu) sprung a surprise to win the Group One Grand Prix de Paris at Longchamp on Sunday, coming with a late run on the rain-softened ground to collar the favourite Prince Gibraltar. The winner was sent off at odds of 61-1.

Terrubi lands Group Two honours from Brown Panther

Filed on 13 Jul 2014 @ 18:22

Four-year-old Terrubi (Dalakhani), a Listed winner in March, put two placed efforts in Group company behind him on Sunday when stepping up at a rain-softened Longchamp to win the Group Two Prix Maurice de Nieuil, getting up in the closing stages to beat Brown Panther.

Sea The Stars half sister to Zarkava takes Longchamp Listed honours

Filed on 13 Jul 2014 @ 18:16

Zarshana heads to the Prix Minerve

The Alain de Royer-Dupre-trained three year old Zarshana (Sea The Stars) won the Listed Prix de Thiberville over a mile and a half at Longchamp on Sunday, her first career win following three placed starts, including a third in the Group Three Prix de Royaumont last time.

Darwin back to winning ways at Fairyhouse

Filed on 13 Jul 2014 @ 18:08

The Aidan O'Brien-trained Darwin (Big Brown), a $1.3m breeze-up purchase for the Coolmore syndicate and the winner of the Group Three Minstrel Stakes on his second start in Ireland, broke a three race losing run with victory in the Listed Belgrave Stakes over six furlongs at Fairyhouse on Sunday.

Belle Gallantey upsets in the G1 Delaware Handicap

Filed on 13 Jul 2014 @ 10:09

Delaware Park, 12 July 2014

After Market mare beats hot favourite Princess Sylmar

Michael Dubb, Bethlehem Stables, Gary Aisquith's Belle Gallantey (After Market) posted an upset victory in the 77th renewal of the Grade One Delaware Handicap on Saturday.

Slade Power dominates in the July Cup

Filed on 13 Jul 2014 @ 10:00

Second Group One for son of Dutch Art

The Group One July Cup at Newmarket on Saturday was won by the Eddie Lynam-trained Slade Power (Dutch Art), who produced a dominant display to prove himself the outstanding current talent in the six furlong sprinting division.

Estidhkaar impresses in the Superlative Stakes

Filed on 13 Jul 2014 @ 09:45

Son of Dark Angel earns Guineas quotes after stretching clear at Newmarket

Richard Hannon completed a sweep of the juvenile Group Twos at Newmarket's July meeting on saturday when Estidhkaar (Dark Angel) produced an authoritative display to win the Group Two 666Bet Superlative Stakes. The trainer had annexed Thursday's July Stakes with Ivawood.

Tattersalls July Sale concludes with strong gains

Filed on 12 Jul 2014 @ 09:20

Son of Sea The Stars set for jumping career after topping final session

The Tattersalls July Sale concluded its three day run on Friday with figures up across the board and the highest sale turnover since 2007. The final day saw a total of 137 lots sold for 2,266,900 guineas, a rise of 21%, whilst the average and median rose 18% and 42% to 16,547 guineas and 11,000 guineas respectively. As has been the case all week, the clearance rate was once again spectacular at 95%. The three day sale saw a total of 500 lots sold for 8,342,700 guineas which represented a rise of 20% on the 2013 sale. The average rose 4% to 16,685 guineas whilst the median rose 25% to 10,000 guineas. The clearance for the whole sale was 92%.

Group One glory for Integral in the Falmouth

Filed on 11 Jul 2014 @ 13:50

dalakhani filly continues upward path at Newmarket

Connections declared after her victory in the Duke of Cambridge Stakes last month that the Sir Micheal Stoute-trained Integral (Dalakhani) had Group One potential, and the lightly-raced four-year-old proved them correct in style on Friday when comfortably beating Coronation Stakes winner Rizeena to win the Falmouth Stakes under Ryan Moore.

Ladies Are Forever lands Summer Stakes three-timer

Filed on 11 Jul 2014 @ 13:39

The Geoff Oldroyd-trained Ladies Are Forever (Monsieur Bond) won the Group Three Summer Stakes at York on Friday, denying Joyeuse to score a remarkable third win in the race.

This is the third win in this competitive York midseason feature for Ladies Are Forever, who is also a four-time Listed winner.

Arabian Queen foils High Celebrity in the Duchess of Cambridge Stakes

Filed on 11 Jul 2014 @ 13:26

First juvenile stakes winner of the season for Dubawi

The Group Two Duchess of Cambridge Stakes - formerly the Cherry Hinton Stakes - saw Andre Fabre's impressive Chantilly maiden winner High Celebrity (Invincible Spirit) sent off the 4-9 favourite, but her raid was foiled by the tenacious Arabian Queen (Dubawi), who stuck on gamely on the rail under Ryan Moore to win by a length and a quarter. High Celebrity raced in the rear and never looked like getting terms with the winner on the rain-softened ground, but she pulled three lengths clear of Tongue Twista in third.

The Fugue retired from racing following Eclipse injury

Filed on 11 Jul 2014 @ 12:40

Trainer John Gosden has revealed that recent Prince of Wales's Stakes winner The Fugue has been retired from racing after picking up an injury when sixth in the Group One Eclipse Stakes last Saturday.

New Street tops second session of July Sale at 185,000 gns

Filed on 11 Jul 2014 @ 07:53

Son of Acclamation set for jumping career; clearance rate hits 95%

Wildcard lots dominated the second day of the Tattersalls July Sale on Thursday filling four of the top five prices for the day but it was the three-year-old colt New Street who topped proceeding’s at 185,000 guineas. Trade continued in robust fashion, with the clearance rate at a remarkable 95%. A total of 160 lots were sold for 2,834,200 guineas, a rise of 25% whilst the median rose 11% to 10,000 guineas and the average was slightly down at 17,714 guineas.