Deauville edges out Sanus Per Aquam in Tyros thriller

Filed on 23 Jul 2015 @ 19:35

Futurity Stakes the target for son of Galileo

The Aidan O'Brien-trained Deauville (Galileo) won the Group Two Japanese Racing Association Tyros Stakes at Leopardstown on Thursday as he got up to beat the odds-on favourite Sanus Per Aquam - hailed by trainer Jim Bolger as Teofilo reincarnate - in a thrilling finish.

Dubawi's Tanaza wins the Silver Flash Stakes

Filed on 23 Jul 2015 @ 19:31

Unbeaten Weld-trained filly installed as favourite for the 1000 Guineas

The Dermot Weld-trained Tanaza (Dubawi) is unbeatn in two starts after winning the Group Three Jockey Club of Turkey Silver Flash Stakes at Leopardstown on Thursday, quickening past the evens favourite Alice Springs to win by a length and a quarter.

Gleneagles and Solow head 11 in the Sussex Stakes

Filed on 23 Jul 2015 @ 18:44

Goodwood day two entries revealed

Outstanding milers Gleneagles (Aidan O'Brien IRE) and Solow (Freddy Head FR) head 11 confirmations for the highlight of the Qatar Goodwood Festival, the £1 million Qatar Sussex Stakes (Supported by Qatar National Bank). The mile contest takes place at 3.10pm on Wednesday, July 29, day two of the Qatar Goodwood Festival.

Fireglow pulls clear in the Star Stakes

Filed on 23 Jul 2015 @ 17:45

Teofilo filly could be aimed at the Moyglare after Sandown Listed win

The Mark Johnsotn-trained Fireglow (Teofilo) was an impressive winner of the Listed Irish Champions Weekend EBF Stallions Star Stakes at Sandown on Thursday, beating her stablemate Dessertoflife by two and a quarter lengths.

Goodwood day one entries revealed

Filed on 22 Jul 2015 @ 16:13

Aidan O'Brien targets the Richmond Stakes

There is now less than a week to go until Glorious Goodwood commences and fabulous racing is in prospect with the publication of the confirmations and entries for day one of the five-day spectacular on Tuesday, July 28.

Ballydoyle dominates St Leger entries with 16 engaged

Filed on 22 Jul 2015 @ 14:58

Storm The Stars favourite; strong entry of fillies for Doncaster Classic

The world oldest Classic, the Ladbrokes St Leger, will be run for the 239th time on Saturday, September 12 at Doncaster, with this year's renewal attracting 29 entries.

Charlton upbeat over Huntsmans Close Stewards' Cup chances

Filed on 22 Jul 2015 @ 06:53

Trainer Roger Charlton is looking forward to saddling improving sprinter Huntsmans Close at Glorious Goodwood next week. The ante-post favourite for the £250,000 Qatar Stewards' Cup, Huntsmans Close is out to give Charlton a record equalling fourth victory in the six-furlong heritage handicap, following on from Genki (2009), Patavellian (2003) and Harmonic Way (1999). The five-year-old captured the Ayr Silver Cup decisively in September and was last seen out annexing a six-furlong handicap at Windsor on June 27.

Golden Horn heads 11 remaining in the King George

Filed on 21 Jul 2015 @ 07:15

Snow Sky supplemented to Ascot midsummer showpiece

Derby and Eclipse winner Golden Horn (Cape Cross) will face a maximum of 10 opponents, including challengers from France and Italy plus impressive Hardwicke Stakes victor Snow Sky who was supplemented on Monday, as he bids to become the 14th colt to win the Investec Derby and King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Sponsored by QIPCO) in the same season. The last colt to achieve this feat was Galileo in 2001.

"Calmer" Dylan Mouth set to fly the flag for Italy at Ascot

Filed on 21 Jul 2015 @ 07:12

Winner of nine of his 10 starts set to run in the King George

There has been one Italian-trained winner of the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Sponsored by QIPCO), with the legendary Ribot sauntering to a five-length success in 1956, the only time the colt raced in Britain during his unbeaten 16-race career.

Final Frontier gives Dream Ahead his first group winner

Filed on 20 Jul 2015 @ 14:24

National Stakes the target after Anglesey victory

The Jessica Harrington-trained Final Frontier (Dream Ahead) gave freshman sire Dream Ahead his first stakes winner when quickening from the rear under Shane Foley to win the Group Three Anglesey Stakes at the Curragh on Saturday. Miss Katie Mae - who was squeezed up by the winner - took second, with the well-regarded Queen of Sicily third.

Lathom heads Fahey 1-2 in the Weatherbys Super Sprint

Filed on 20 Jul 2015 @ 14:17

Richard Fahey saddled an unprecedented eight runners in the £250,000 Weatherbys Super Sprint (3.45pm) and the North Yorkshire trainer enjoyed a 1-2 in the highlight at Newbury today, Saturday, July 18, as Lathom (Compton Place) edged out Mr Lupton in a tremendous finish.

Golden Horn confirmed for the King George

Filed on 15 Jul 2015 @ 11:32

Son of Cape Cross to attempt to emulate Nashwan and Mill Reef

Derby and Eclipse winner Golden Horn is set to run in the Group One King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot on Saturday 25 July, as long as conditions are suitable.

Unbeaten Erupt wins the Grand Prix de Paris

Filed on 14 Jul 2015 @ 17:56

Son of Dubawi wins Group One highlight in style

The Group One Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris over a mile and a half at Longchamp on Tuesday saw a new middle distance star emerge as the Francis-Henri Graffard-trained Erupt (Dubawi) extended his unbeaten record in impressive style. Settled off the pace, the son of Dubawi kicked for home two furlongs from home, staying on to beat the favorite Ampere by two lengths, with Derby third Storm the Stars 1 1/4 lengths away in third.

Curvy supplemented to the Irish Oaks as 16 remain

Filed on 14 Jul 2015 @ 17:53

Ribblesdale winner favoured in Curragh Classic

Saturday’s Darley Irish Oaks looks set to be a memorable renewal with 16 fillies in contention for the fourth Irish Classic of the season at the Curragh.

JRHA Foal Sale concludes with slight declines

Filed on 14 Jul 2015 @ 16:13

Japan, 14 July 2015

Deep Impact filly tops proceedings at the Northern Horse Park

The JRHA Select Sale saw a session of foals go under the hammer at the Northern Horse Park on Tuesday. Hip 371, filly by Deep Impact out of Weemissfrankie, winner of two juvenile Grade Ones in California, was bought by Danox Co.Ltd for 180,000,000yen, the highest price at the session.

US turf star Lady Eli develops laminitis

Filed on 14 Jul 2015 @ 07:17

The unbeaten threeyear old filly Lady Eli (Divine Park) has contracted laminitis in her front feet. The Divine Park filly was a dominant winner of the Grade One Belmont Oaks last time, having won the Grade One Juvenile Fillies Turf on her final start as a juvenile. Some observers have thought she is the only three year old that could give Triple Crown winner American Pharaoh a race.

Hannon outlines Goodwood team

Filed on 14 Jul 2015 @ 07:16

Richard Hannon was Goodwood's leading training in 2014, taking the Dick Hern Award with 11 victories throughout the year and he is expecting to field another strong challenge at the Qatar Goodwood Festival this year.

Head looking forward to running Solow at Goodwood

Filed on 14 Jul 2015 @ 07:11

Connections upbeat ahead of Sussex Stakes clash with Gleneagles

Freddy Head is set to run his stable star Solow in the Qatar Sussex Stakes at Goodwood at the end of the monh. The five-year-old grey has been a revelation this year, winning Group One events in Dubai and France before his latest victory in the Group One Queen Anne Stakes over a mile at Royal Ascot.

Deep Impact colt tops strong JRHA Yearling Sale

Filed on 13 Jul 2015 @ 14:59

Japan, 13 July 2015

Record aggregate and average at yearling session

The 2015 JRHA Select Sale got underway at the Northern Horse Park on Monday with a session of yearlings that saw substantial advances on last year's already strong figures.

Territories swoops in the Prix Jean Prat

Filed on 13 Jul 2015 @ 14:54

Guineas second gains his Group One at Chantilly

The Andre Fabre-trained Territories (Invincible Spirit) came from last to first to win the Prix Jean Prat at Chantilly on Sunday, denying trainer Charlie Hills a second Group One in two days as his Jersey Stakes winner Dutch Connection took second.

Oasis Dream's Muhaarar emulates his sire in the July Cup

Filed on 13 Jul 2015 @ 14:49

Three year old sprinter sees off his elders in Newmarket Group One

The Charlie Hills-trained three year old Muhaarar (Oasis Dream) took on his elders to win the Group One Darley July Cup at Newmarket on Saturday, getting up in the final strides to gain a nose victory over Tropics.

Amazing Maria gives Mastercraftsman his third Group One winner

Filed on 10 Jul 2015 @ 14:38

O'Meara-trained filly emerges from bunch finish at Newmarket

The DAvid O'Meara-trained Amazing Maria (Mastercraftsman) won the Group One Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket on Friday, running on strongly from the pack and staying on to prevail by a length from a wall of horses. Euro Charline took second from the French-trained trio of Fintry, Avenir Certain and Bawina. Lucida was not far behind, having had no sort of a run.

Illuminate clings on in the Cherry Hinton

Filed on 10 Jul 2015 @ 14:04

Unbeaten Zoffany filly takes Newmarket Group Two from Besharah

The Group Two Duchess of Cambridge Cherry Hinton Stakes at Newmarket on Friday was won by the Richard Hannon-trained Albany winner Illuminate (Zoffany), who clung on to a diminishing lead under Richard Hughes to beat Besharah by a nose.

American Hope tops trade at Tattersalls Thursday

Filed on 10 Jul 2015 @ 08:05

American Hope, who finished a close up sixth in the Royal Hunt Cup at Royal Ascot at his last start, topped proceeding’s on the second day of the Tattersalls July Sale when selling to BBA Ireland’s Michael Donohoe for 210,000 guineas.