Racing

Legatissimo has Classic aim after Gowran Listed romp

Filed on 27 Apr 2015 @ 07:03

The David Wachman-trained Legatissimo (Danehill Dancer) was an impressive winner of the Listed Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Victor McCalmont Memorial Stakes at Gowran Park on Sunday, quickening three and three-quarter lengths clear of Euphrasia, with Carla Bianca taking third.

Lope De Vega's Hero Look wins the Italian 2000 Guineas

Filed on 27 Apr 2015 @ 06:57

Guineas double for Scuderia Effevi as Sound Of Freedom wins fillies' Classic

Italian champion owner Scuderia Effevi won bothof Italy's mile Classics on Sunday, with Hero Look (Lope De Vega) landing the Group Three Premio Parioli - the Itlaian 2000 Guineas - and Sound Of Freedom (Duke Of Marmalade) the Group Three Premio Regina Elena. Both horses are trained in Italy by Stefano Botti.

Dylan Thomas's Blazing Speed wins the QEII Cup

Filed on 27 Apr 2015 @ 06:49

Hong Kong, 26 April 2015

Blazing Speed (Dylan Thomas) gave trainer Tony Cruz a rare first when causing a minor upset in the Group One Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup at Sha Tin Racecourse on Sunday.

McCoy third on his final start

Filed on 25 Apr 2015 @ 15:36

AP McCoy bows out with his 20th jockeys' championship

Perennial champion jockey AP McCoy retired on Saturday, with his final ride producing a third place finish when Box Office ran on up the hill in the Bet365 Handicap Hurdle at Sandown Park.

Just A Par wins the Bet365 Gold Cup

Filed on 25 Apr 2015 @ 15:23

Big race win for champion conditional Sean Bowen

The bet365 Gold Cup at Sandown on Saturday was won by the Paul Nichols-trained Just A Par, who came with a strong late run under Sean Bowen to give the 17 year old the biggest day of his career so far - he had earlier secured victory in the conditional jockeys' championship.

Special Tiara wins the Celebration Chase

Filed on 25 Apr 2015 @ 14:45

Sprinter Sacre to remain in training after Sandown second

The Henry de Bromehad-trained Special Tiara won the bet365 AP McCoy Celebration Chase at Sandown on Saturday. Sprinter Sacre put in a better run than he had at Cheltenham in March to finish second, ahead of Mr Mole, piloted by AP McCoy, having the penultimate ride of his illustrious career.

Master Apprentice on top in the Sandown Classic Trial

Filed on 24 Apr 2015 @ 14:27

Royal Ascot the likely aim for son of Mastercraftsman

The Andrew Balding-trained Master Apprentice (Mastercraftsman) dictated terms in the Group Three Bet365 Classic Trial at Sandown on Friday, setting the pace under David Probert and going clear in the straight, having sufficient in hand to see off the late thrust from Ballydoyle's Cape Clear Island - winner of the Tattersalls Millions 3YO Trophy at Newmarket last week - by three quarters of a length. Snoano was thord.

Custom Cut makes winning return

Filed on 24 Apr 2015 @ 14:12

Prolific stakes winner back to winning ways ahead of Lockinge target

The David O'Meara-trained Custom Cut (Notnowcato) made a winning return to action at Sandown on Friday, winning the Group Two bet365 Mile, taking command from Bow Creek in the straight and repelling the late challenge from Here Comes When to win by a length and a half.

Western Hymn grinds out Gordon Richards victory

Filed on 24 Apr 2015 @ 13:10

Hardwicke the target for gelded son of High Chaparral

The John Gosden-trained four-year-old Western Hymn (High Chaparral) made a winning return at Sandown on Friday when grinding out victory over Great Voltigeur winner Postponed under Frankie Dettori.

Zoffany off the mark with impressive first winner

Filed on 24 Apr 2015 @ 08:03

Zoffany now favourite in freshman sire market

Washington DC (Zoffany-How’s She Cuttin’, by Shinko Forest) provided Zoffany with an impressive first winner when storming away with a Tipperary maiden on Thursday evening.

Footstepsinthesand colt tops record DBS Breeze-Up Sale

Filed on 24 Apr 2015 @ 07:54

Average advances 8% as median leaps by 36%

The DBS Breeze Up Sales hit new heights on Thursday with a record average and nine horses making £100,000 or more, up from six in 2013. Following a record sale last year which saw the average grow 19%, the sale’s average increased a further 8% today to a record £38,725. The median also increased by 36% to a new record of £30,000 while the clearance rate finished at an excellent 88%.

DWC winners African Story and Prince Bishop retired

Filed on 24 Apr 2015 @ 07:51

Godolphin have announced that the last two winners of the Dubai World Cup, African Story and Prince Bishop, have both been retired and are to spend their future days actively occupied in a Godolphin yard, albeit at a low-key level.

$1.9m Tapit filly sets new record at OBS Spring Sale

Filed on 23 Apr 2015 @ 07:02

Florida, 23 April 2015

Hip No. 439, a daughter of Tapit consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, went to Solis/Litt for an OBS record $1,900,000 at Wednesday's second session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2015 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. The gray or roan filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at last Wednesday’s session of the Under Tack Show, is out of Silver Wolf, by Silver Deputy, a half sister to grade one stakes winner Corinthian.

$1.9m Tapit filly sets new record at OBS Spring Sale

Filed on 23 Apr 2015 @ 07:02

Florida, 23 April 2015

Hip No. 439, a daughter of Tapit consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, went to Solis/Litt for an OBS record $1,900,000 at Wednesday's second session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2015 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. The gray or roan filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at last Wednesday’s session of the Under Tack Show, is out of Silver Wolf, by Silver Deputy, a half sister to grade one stakes winner Corinthian.

Tapit's unbeaten Christophermarlowe wins Epsom's Derby Trial

Filed on 23 Apr 2015 @ 06:52

Gosden undecided over Chester or Lingfield trial

The 10-furlong Investec Derby Trial at Epsom on Wednesday - now run as a conditions race - was won in great style by the unbeaten Christophermarlowe (Tapit), owned by Michael Tabor & Rachel Hood, trained by John Gosden and ridden by Frankie Dettori.

Hannon set to run three in the Lockinge

Filed on 23 Apr 2015 @ 06:47

Night Of Thunder spearheads champion trainer's team

Richard Hannon is planning to run three horses in the Group One Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes at Newbury on Saturday, May 16. He captured the mile contest with Olympic Glory in 2014 and is aiming Night Of Thunder, Toormore and Shifting Power at this year's renewal.

Karaktar outclasses Noailles rivals

Filed on 21 Apr 2015 @ 07:35

Son of High Chaparral heads to the Prix du Jockey Club

The Alain de Royer-Dupre-trained Karaktar (High Chaparral) won the Group Three Prix Noailles at Longchamp on Monday in some style, tracking the leading trio under Christophe Soumillon before cruising into contention 400m from home. He showed a smart turn of foot to draw clear.

Poet's Voice strikes with his first runner

Filed on 21 Apr 2015 @ 07:29

Darley's freshman sire Poet's Voice (Dubawi) got off to the perfect start in his new career when his fist runner, Black Magic, won in convincing fashion on his racecourse debut at Pontefract on Monday.

Flight Risk wins the Gladness for in-form Bolger

Filed on 20 Apr 2015 @ 08:20

Trainer strikes with Teofilo stakes double

Trainer Jim Bolger saddled a treble at the Curragh on Sunday, with Flight Risk (teofilo) winning the feature Group Three Big Bad Bob Gladness Stakes.

Duramente bursts clear in the Japanese Guineas

Filed on 20 Apr 2015 @ 08:16

Japan, 20 April 2015

Duramente (King Kamehameha) bested a number of proven grade-race winners in the first leg of the three-year-old Triple Crown, the Satsuki Sho (Japanese 2000 Guineas), to claim his first Grade One title and grade-race victory.

Muhaarar strikes in the Greenham

Filed on 18 Apr 2015 @ 15:11

Oasis Dream colt wins Newbury trial in record time

The Charlie Hills-trained Muhaarar (Oasis Dream) won the Group Three Aon Greenham Stakes at Newbury on Saturday, pulling well clear in company with Estidhkaar. Ivawood disappointed, beaten a further four and a half lengths in third. Belardo was another leading juvenile of last season in the field, and he faded out of contention.

Redstart wins the Fred Darling as Tiggy Wiggy third

Filed on 18 Apr 2015 @ 15:05

Beckett lands fourth Fred Darling as Cockney Rebel records first stakes win

The Ralph Beckett-trained Redstart (Cockney Rebel) won the Group Three Dubai Duty Free Fred Darling Stakes at Newbury on Saturday, striding clear of her rivals to see off Jellicle Ball by three quarters of a length. The hot favourite Tiggy Wiggy hit a flat spot, but stayed on late on to take third.

Arab Spring takes Group race honours in the John Porter

Filed on 18 Apr 2015 @ 15:00

Son of Monsun in line for Coronation Cup run

The Sir Michael Stoute-trained Arab Spring (Monsun) won the Group Three Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise Stakes - the John Porter Stakes - at Newbury on Saturday, getting the better of Pether's Moon by a length. The favourite Romsdal was third.

Dissident lands his fifth Group One in the All Aged Stakes

Filed on 18 Apr 2015 @ 08:38

Australia, 18 April 2015

Randwick Group One double for Peter Moody

The Peter Moody-trained Dissident (Sebring) staked his claim for Australian Racehorse of the Year honours on Saturday at Randwick, outlasting a crack field in the All Aged Stakes to collect his fourth Group One of the season and fifth in all.

Star Of Seville heads for the Oaks after Newbury win

Filed on 18 Apr 2015 @ 08:32

Duke Of Marmalade filly beats the colts as Ooty Hill second

The John Gosden-trained Star Of Seville (Duke Of Marmalade) looks set to head to the Oaks after an impressive victory in the Dubai Duty Free Golf World Cup EBF Stallions Conditions Stakes at Newbury on Friday, dictating for the majority of the race under Frankie Dettori before quickening to beat Ooty Hill by three and a half lengths.